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Hello, Canadian Friends

The United States and Canada share one of the longest and most peaceful borders dividing any countries anywhere in the world. But make no mistake about it. The border is a dividing line, underscored by its many strange quirks. CGPGrey offers his inimitable insights.

Terrorists on Trial in Canada

The two men accused of plotting what officials say was an al-Qaeda-supported terrorist attack on a train have appeared in Canadian court. Raed Jaser, and Chiheb Esseghaier face charges of conspiring “to murder uknown persons… for the benefit of, at the direction of, or in association with a terrorist group.”

Countries Inside Countries

A look at countries, large and small, that are completely within other countries or only accessible through a single neighbor. CGPGrey examines these nations with bizarre border issues.

Canada Busts Al-Qaeda Ring

Two men have been arrested and charged with plotting a terror attack against a Canadian passenger train with support from al-Qaeda elements inside Iran. Chiheb Esseghaier, 30, and Raed Jaser, 35, who live in Montreal and Toronto, were planning to derail a passenger train in Toronto.

In the Beginning

What might have happened if space aliens traveled to Earth to teach Neanderthals the rudiments of science and technology? Lunchun Wang ponders that question in the animated short In the Beginning. Wang completed the film in 2009 at Sheridan College in Canada.

The Assault on Free Speech

Sun TV’s Ezra Levant and fellow Canadian Mark Steyn discuss the assault on free speech, the criminalizing of opinion and the collapse of 700 years of Western traditions.

Camels Lived in Arctic

Palaeobiologists in Canada unearthed leg-bone fragments of a 3.5 million year-old camel that lived in the Arctic. The camel resembled those living today in the Sahara, but was much larger in size.

Mocking the Mass

Conservative pundit Ezra Levant lashes into the Canadian Broadcasting Corp. for airing a comedy skit mocking the Catholic Mass. It’s about time someone returned fire on vehement church critics, like Bill Maher, who seem to always have carte blanche to spew their bile over the public airwaves. Yes, the Bible counsels turning the other cheek, but admit it — ain’t it sweet to see the wicked get a taste of their own bitter medicine. H/T Blazing Cat Fur

Babes of Burlesque: 55


This blonde bombshell from Montreal turns the spotlight on the glamour of burlesque. Her feathered and bejeweled costumes are exquisite to behold, but, of course, she looks even more radiant after she’s taken them off. She’s enamored with vintage burlesque and enjoys creating grandiose, spectacular shows. Little wonder she’s in hot demand around the world, from Shanghai to Paris, from Berlin to Chicago.

Here she is wowing and working up the crowd at the Windy City Burlesque Fest in 2010. For such a demure damsel, she sure slides and glides with ease, quickly transforming into a dynamo.

She gets into the swing of things at the Toronto Burlesque Festival, hosted by the Revival Nightclub.

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Babes of Burlesque: 52


Hailing from Windsor, Ontario, in the Great Frozen North of Canada, Roxi D’Lite has established a rep as one of the bad girls of burlesque. She describes herself as “The Drinkin’ Smokin’ Strippin’ Machine,” and burnished her bad-girl cred by starring in the film Burlesque Assassins. Be that as it may, Roxi is often most alluring when she sheds the raunchy persona. She can be dreamboat-sweet, too, as in her erotic act, “Junglesque,”  with an aerial climax, performed at The Orleans Casino for the Viva Las Vegas Festival.

But Roxi would not be Roxi unless she was purr-fecting something naughty, as in this act called “Fetish Feline.” That latex outfit she’s wearing would put Catwoman to shame, regardless of whether you’re talking Eartha Kitt or Julie Newmar.

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