"On this Eid, if they can, Palestinians should visit Jerusalem and go to the beach. Every Palestinian has a right to smell the Mediterranean from the beautiful shores of Jaffa or to walk the alleyways of the Old City. But remember, Israel does not offer permits or ease restrictions at checkpoints because they love us. It is to ease them into accepting isolation of Jerusalem as a given and have us thank them for allowing us into their malls and their beach-side restaurants."
"That the Dignité chose Kastellorizo, in the far east of the Greek archipelago near the Turkish mainland, as its launch pad to break the siege is no coincidence. Many Kastellorizans fled the Nazis during WWII, finding refuge in Gaza. The present mayor of the island, Paul Panigiris, was born in Gaza, and he and his fellow islanders are staunch supporters of their besieged brothers. Their support for the Dignité was no doubt an important factor in “convincing” the Greek official to let it proceed."
Canadians, in droves, turned up their noses at democracy, choosing a party that has attacked it at every turn. These voters made their electoral decision with one hand holding their wallets and the other flailing around from their eyes to their ears, willfully shutting out the endless evidence that it is the people, and not just Parliament, that Harper holds in contempt. -- Ethan Baron, columnist and new Canadian citizen
"A 2004 study by the U.S. Congressional Budget Office found that comparable drugs sold for 35 to 55 per cent less in Canada than in the U.S. The only ones benefiting from this situation have been the drug companies, and Canadian Internet pharmacies, which supply drugs to about three million Americans."