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— PBS journalist Bill Moyers.

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Editor’s Notes

Take my hand (I’m a stranger in paradise)
and we’ll stroll down our garden of ideas

Another True North No Gas Friday has landed and we bring you an excellent flowering for quiet contemplation during the weekend. — 369 words.

Believe it or not

Judge Harold Wright weighs evidence
on what is dangerous to your health

— 177 words.


For adults only

The below click line will be of interest only to those who were ten years of age or older in 1960. — 56 words.

Health Watch

Are you related to Genghis Khan?
Starting in Africa 40,000 years ago, life-style
changes prompted evolution of blood types

If your blood type is B or AB and you’re a female of about 158 cm or a male of 163 cm chances are you are a descendent of Genghis Khan — even if you have blue eyes. Following is a fascinating article about blood types and their history and why B types are well equipped to handle stress. — 2,625 words.

From the Desk of Geoffrey Dow, Science Editor

Splitting Water with Sunlight

Semiconductor acts as photocatalyst, storage, and separator for hydrogen and oxygen from water Hydrogen is one of the most important fuels of the future, and the sun will be one of our most important sources of energy. — 445 words.

Top Iraqis pull back from key U.S. goal

Reconciliation seen unattainable amid struggle for power

For much of this year, the U.S. military strategy in Iraq has sought to reduce violence so that politicians could bring about national reconciliation, but several top Iraqi leaders say they have lost faith in that broad goal. — 1,697 words

Draft dodger Cheney an American ‘disaster’

Former President Carter: U.S. does
torture: "I Don't Think It, I Know It"

Former U.S. President Jimmy Carter on Wednesday denounced Vice President Dick Cheney as a "disaster" for the country and a "militant" who has had an excessive influence in setting foreign policy. — 327 words.

Democrats who enable Bush:
How gullible can they get?

Helen Thomas of Hearst Newspapers says ‘President Bush has no better friends than the spineless Democratic congressional leadership and the party's leading presidential candidates when it comes to his failing Iraq policy.’ — 600 words.

The first casualty of war is Truth

‘Girl Rambo’ reveals how the U.S. army
lied about her near-death accident in Iraq

— 799 words.

The martyring of Che Guevara

‘Let's dispel some common myths and misconceptions about Che.’ — 797 words.

A book review by journalist/author Andrew Nikiforuk

STUPID TO THE LAST DROP by William Marsden

Knopf Canada, 246 pages, $29.95

It's not just Alberta, it's the whole country
How Alberta is Bringing Environmental Armageddon to Canada (and Doesn't Seem to Care)

 ‘A government that gives away its oil for a 1-per-cent royalty is not only stupid but politically bankrupt. A regulator ("eight mulish, white male suits") that rubber-stamps projects and then spies on citizens who question their rubber-stamping is a Soviet-style disgrace. A former environment minister who rants not about the destruction of rivers and forests, but about his Harvard education, is pure Mark Twain territory. Welcome to Saudi Alberta.’ — 1,116 words.

Why Democrats and Republicans
all surrender to the Israel Lobby

In the introduction of their best-selling new book, The Israel Lobby and U.S. Foreign Policy, the authors John J. Mearsheimer and Stephen M. Walt (Farrar, Straus and Giroux, 2007) explain why they think Israel is such a touchy subject. — 5,061 words.

True North Canuck Fact of the Day

First Canadian wheat was a milk run to Glasgow

In 1884, the first Canadian wheat was shipped overseas. It was transported by rail from western Canada to Port Arthur (now Thunder Bay), to Owen Sound by lake boat and to Montreal by rail, where it was loaded aboard an ocean steamship bound for Glasgow, Scotland.

Trivia compiled by Randy Ray and Mark Kearney. For all the books of this best-selling duo visit their Web site at:

Harold Wright, Doctor of Punology, says, “He had a photographic memory which was never developed.”

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Carl Dow, Editor and Publisher
Yvette Pigeon, Assistant Editor
Benoit Jolicoeur, Art Director
Carl Hall, Technical Analyst and Web Editor
Harold Wright, Contributing Editor
Randy Ray, Contributing Editor