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    Many in Kandahar fear looming disaster as Canada withdraws

    http://www.theglobeandmail.com/news/world/many-in-kandahar-fear-looming-disaster-as-canada-withdraws/article2092248/
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    Spare the austerity, spoil the military

    Christie Blatchford explores controversial suggestions for reforming the CF. http://www.nationalpost.com/todays-paper/Spare%2Bausterity%2Bspoil%2Bmilitary/5076497/story.html
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    Onion Magazine: America ignored the warning signs

    http://www.theonion.com/video/nation-somehow-failed-to-predict-attack-by-michael,20888/?utm_source=active_promotion&utm_medium=facebook&utm_campaign=facebook_post
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    World Map Created Using Twitter

    http://www.theatlanticwire.com/technology/2011/07/beautiful-illustration-where-flickr-and-twitter-are-used/39712/ Twitter gives an indication of where people live and talk. Flickr gives an indication of those places that people consider beautiful or important enough to photograph. Judging by...
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    Press Gallery on the Military

    Don Martin and Lawrence Martin, two of the most prominent, most experienced journalists in the Ottawa Press Gallery. If they are the cream of the crop, I'd hate to taste the curds. First, Lawrence Martin. http://ipolitics.ca/2011/07/08/lawrence-martin-the-new-hawks-of-the-western-world/...
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    UK terrorists told: Pretend to be gay

    Islamic extremists are known for their violent intolerance towards women and gays. It is the height of strangeness that these Islamists would now consider gay life as a cover for their activities...
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    Defence spending: does the party in power spell the difference?

    In a Macleans' article, John Geddes asks: is support for the military dependent on the party in power? Or has historical circumstance been responsible for the funding ups and downs? http://www2.macleans.ca/2011/07/05/defence-spending-does-the-party-in-power-spell-the-difference/
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    Canadian troops formally hand over Kandahar

    http://www.winnipegfreepress.com/canada/breakingnews/canadian-troops-formally-handover-kandahar-battlefield-to-us-forces.html
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    The dogs of war

    http://www.theglobeandmail.com/news/national/the-dogs-of-war/article2082738/
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    Video: Soldiers celebrate Canada Day in Afghanistan

    http://www.theglobeandmail.com/news/video/video-soldiers-celebrate-their-last-canada-day-in-afghanistan/article2083760/
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    Why don't more Canadians fly the flag?

    http://www.theglobeandmail.com/life/food-and-wine/summer/why-dont-more-canadians-fly-the-flag/article2082072/
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    Case Against Strauss-Kahn Is Collapsing

    http://www.nytimes.com/2011/07/02/nyregion/new-yorkers-and-french-await-latest-dominique-strauss-kahn-legal-turn.html?_r=1&hp I always despise the media fixation with personal scandal, over political analysis. I doubt one Canadian in a 50 knew who Dominique Strauss Kahn was before his alleged...
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    Lather, Rinse, Repeat: Life at Kandahar Airfield

    http://afghanistan.nationalpost.com/lather-rinse-repeat-life-at-kandahar-airfield/
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    Take the Canada Day Quiz!

    http://news.nationalpost.com/2011/07/01/think-youre-a-canadiana-whiz-take-this-quiz/ I got 35/50.
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    Hugo Chavez Treated For Cancer

    http://www.guardian.co.uk/world/2011/jul/01/hugo-chavez-cancer-diagnosis
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    Definition of terrorism heads to Supreme Court

    http://www.cbc.ca/news/politics/story/2011/06/30/pol-scoc-kawaja-appeal.html
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    Has Harper gone liberal?

    Former Harper colleague Gerry Nicholls asserts that the current Prime Minister is planting his political flag firmly in old liberal ground. http://www.thestar.com/opinion/editorialopinion/article/1017059--stephen-harper-not-the-conservative-he-once-was
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    Have we become a conservative country?

    http://www.thestar.com/news/canada/politics/article/1017664--tim-harper-have-we-become-a-conservative-country I have three problems with the article as a whole. First, the article quotes extensively from pollster Frank Graves. Mr. Graves failed spectacularly at assessing the actual election...
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    Radical group may disrupt Prince William's visit

    http://www.huffingtonpost.ca/2011/06/29/patrick-bourgeois-reseau-de-resistance_n_887326.html Some people are enthusiastic about the royal family. Others are not. However, regardless of one's stand on the monarchy, Prince William and Kate have done nothing to merit "militant actions" aimed at...
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    Portraits of the War

    The latest Walrus Magazine has an entire section of portraits honoring Canada's fallen. The paintings are available on their website. http://www.walrusmagazine.com/articles/2011.07-visual-essay-portraits-of-the-war Including as a 4 minute video...
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