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April 21, 2014

Andrew Silow-Carroll: Passoverkill? Suggestions to make next year's seders even more culturally sensitive

Sara Israelsen Hartley: Seeking the Divine: An ancient connection in a new context

Christine M. Flowers: Priest's execution in Syria should be call to action

Courtnie Erickson: How to help kids accept the poor decisions of others

Lizette Borreli: A Glass Of Milk A Day Keeps Knee Arthritis At Bay

Lizette Borreli: 5 Health Conditions Your Breath Knows Before You Do

The Kosher Gourmet by Betty Rosbottom Coconut Walnut Bars' golden brown morsels are a beautifully balanced delectable delight

April 18, 2014

Rabbi Yonason Goldson: Clarifying one of the greatest philosophical conundrums in theology

Caroline B. Glick: The disappearance of US will

Megan Wallgren: 10 things I've learned from my teenagers

Lizette Borreli: Green Tea Boosts Brain Power, May Help Treat Dementia

John Ericson: Trying hard to be 'positive' but never succeeding? Blame Your Brain

The Kosher Gourmet by Julie Rothman Almondy, flourless torta del re (Italian king's cake), has royal roots, is simple to make, . . . but devour it because it's simply delicious

April 14, 2014

Rabbi Dr Naftali Brawer: Passover frees us from the tyranny of time

Greg Crosby: Passing Over Religion

Eric Schulzke: First degree: How America really recovered from a murder epidemic

Georgia Lee: When love is not enough: Teaching your kids about the realities of adult relationships

Cameron Huddleston: Freebies for Your Lawn and Garden

Gordon Pape: How you can tell if your financial adviser is setting you up for potential ruin

Dana Dovey: Up to 500,000 people die each year from hepatitis C-related liver disease. New Treatment Has Over 90% Success Rate

Justin Caba: Eating Watermelon Can Help Control High Blood Pressure

The Kosher Gourmet by Joshua E. London and Lou Marmon Don't dare pass over these Pesach picks for Manischewitz!

April 11, 2014

Rabbi Hillel Goldberg: Silence is much more than golden

Caroline B. Glick: Forgetting freedom at Passover

Susan Swann: How to value a child for who he is, not just what he does

Cameron Huddleston: 7 Financial Tasks You Should Tackle Right Now

Sandra Block and Lisa Gerstner: How to Profit From Your Passion

Susan Scutti: A Simple Blood Test Might Soon Diagnose Cancer

Chris Weller: Have A Slow Metabolism? Let Science Speed It Up For You

The Kosher Gourmet by Diane Rossen Worthington Whitefish Terrine: A French take on gefilte fish

April 9, 2014

Jonathan Tobin: Why Did Kerry Lie About Israeli Blame?

Samuel G. Freedman: A resolution 70 years later for a father's unsettling legacy of ashes from Dachau

Jessica Ivins: A resolution 70 years later for a father's unsettling legacy of ashes from Dachau

Kim Giles: Asking for help is not weakness

Kathy Kristof and Barbara Hoch Marcus: 7 Great Growth Israeli Stocks

Matthew Mientka: How Beans, Peas, And Chickpeas Cleanse Bad Cholesterol and Lowers Risk of Heart Disease

Sabrina Bachai: 5 At-Home Treatments For Headaches

The Kosher Gourmet by Daniel Neman Have yourself a matzo ball: The secrets bubby never told you and recipes she could have never imagined

April 8, 2014

Lori Nawyn: At Your Wit's End and Back: Finding Peace

Susan B. Garland and Rachel L. Sheedy: Strategies Married Couples Can Use to Boost Benefits

David Muhlbaum: Smart Tax Deductions Non-Itemizers Can Claim

Jill Weisenberger, M.S., R.D.N., C.D.E : Before You Lose Your Mental Edge

Dana Dovey: Coffee Drinkers Rejoice! Your Cup Of Joe Can Prevent Death From Liver Disease

Chris Weller: Electric 'Thinking Cap' Puts Your Brain Power Into High Gear

The Kosher Gourmet by Marlene Parrish A gift of hazelnuts keeps giving --- for a variety of nutty recipes: Entree, side, soup, dessert

April 4, 2014

Rabbi David Gutterman: The Word for Nothing Means Everything

Charles Krauthammer: Kerry's folly, Chapter 3

Amy Peterson: A life of love: How to build lasting relationships with your children

John Ericson: Older Women: Save Your Heart, Prevent Stroke Don't Drink Diet

John Ericson: Why 50 million Americans will still have spring allergies after taking meds

Cameron Huddleston: Best and Worst Buys of April 2014

Stacy Rapacon: Great Mutual Funds for Young Investors

Sarah Boesveld: Teacher keeps promise to mail thousands of former students letters written by their past selves

The Kosher Gourmet by Sharon Thompson Anyone can make a salad, you say. But can they make a great salad? (SECRETS, TESTED TECHNIQUES + 4 RECIPES, INCLUDING DRESSINGS)

April 2, 2014

Paul Greenberg: Death and joy in the spring

Dan Barry: Should South Carolina Jews be forced to maintain this chimney built by Germans serving the Nazis?

Mayra Bitsko: Save me! An alien took over my child's personality

Frank Clayton: Get happy: 20 scientifically proven happiness activities

Susan Scutti: It's Genetic! Obesity and the 'Carb Breakdown' Gene

Lecia Bushak: Why Hand Sanitizer May Actually Harm Your Health

Stacy Rapacon: Great Funds You Can Own for $500 or Less

Cameron Huddleston: 7 Ways to Save on Home Decor

The Kosher Gourmet by Steve Petusevsky Exploring ingredients as edible-stuffed containers (TWO RECIPES + TIPS & TECHINQUES)

Jewish World Review April 13, 2005 / 4 Nisan, 5765

Can Canada solve the world's energy woes?

By Jack Kelly

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http://www.JewishWorldReview.com | A Canadian political mega-scandal could — one way or the other — help solve our energy woes.

Gasoline prices have moderated in recent days, but soon will resume climbing toward $3 a gallon, because world oil production is stabilizing while demand — especially from China — is soaring.

The world's largest oil reserves are in Saudi Arabia. The next largest are in the Canadian province of Alberta.

Four political parties are represented in the Canadian parliament. Three — the Liberals, the New Democrats, and the Bloc Quebecois — are left, or further left. The Liberals, who have 135 of the 308 seats in parliament, currently govern in coalition with the New Democrats, who have 19. That's about to change.

Judge John Gomery is investigating massive corruption in the Liberal Party. According to testimony, the Liberals paid millions of taxpayer dollars to advertising agencies in Montreal for little or no work, in exchange for kickbacks to party leaders and contributions to party coffers.

Gomery had placed a ban on reporting the testimony, but was forced to lift it when American web logger Ed Morrissey published details on his web site, Captain's Quarters. The news has enraged Canadians. Opinion polls indicate support for the Liberals, who have governed Canada since 1993, is plummeting.

Although "Adscam" is far and away the biggest problem the Liberals have, it isn't the only one. The government acknowledged April 8th the cost of implementing the Kyoto treaty on global warming will be at least $10 billion, twice what has been budgeted. Half of Canadians strongly oppose a government plan to legalize gay marriage.

If the Liberals lose a no confidence vote in parliament, a new election will be forced. Most Canadian observers think a no confidence vote will pass by June at the latest.

The Tories currently hold 99 seats. They'd need to gain 56 to govern by themselves. A recent Ipsos-Reid poll indicates this is in reach. It shows the Conservatives leading the Liberals nationwide, 30 to 27 percent. But the Tories tend to do better in pre-election polls than at the ballot box.

The BQ holds 54 of Quebec's 75 seats, with the Liberals holding the remaining 21. The BQ is certain to gain 5-6 more seats, and could gain 10-12 more. This would revive a secessionist movement that has been dormant.

If the Tories don't win outright, it would be fascinating to see them try to form a coalition government, since the other three parties have much more in common, ideologically, with each other than they do with the Conservatives. Canada could be on the verge of becoming ungovernable.

In order to appease the separatists in Quebec, Canada's liberal establishment has in effect conceded that a bare majority vote in a referendum in the province would be enough for secession.

But the real fish out of water in Canada isn't Quebec. Alberta is Texas with snow. It's the only province where the Tories have more than 40 percent support (54 percent in the Ipsos-Reid poll), and Conservatives already hold 26 of the province's 28 seats in Parliament.

Canada has been described as a beast which grazes in the West and is milked in the East. Alberta has been taxed to the max to provide benefits for Quebec and the Maritime provinces. Meanwhile, the steps the federal government has taken to comply with the Kyoto treaty affect Albertans more adversely than they do other Canadians.

A Tory majority government would be good for us. We could expect much more cooperation on border security, missile defense, and energy policy.

A new election could also revive Quebec nationalism, which wouldn't be so bad for us if the Conservatives, despite being the prime beneficiaries of what appears to be the biggest scandal in Canadian political history, are still unable to win an outright majority.

Two can play the secession game. If Quebec can secede from the Canadian federation by a simple majority vote, so could Alberta. Albertans might well choose to leave a crumbling nation where they are made fun of for the greatest nation on earth, where they would be welcomed.

In the not too distant future we may have on our northern border a series of Canuckistans, and our 51st state.

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