Saturday, December 18, 2010

Amir Khadir Helps Terrorize Merchant-You Can Fight Back!

Amir Khadir & father Jafar (holding sign)
Last Saturday Amir Khadir was out picketing in front of a shoe store on St. Denis Street in the infamous Plateau Mont-Royal district of Montreal.

What was the stores transgression?

......Selling shoes made in Israel.

A coalition of communists and anti-Israeli activists has decided to intimidate the small, family run shoe store by picketing in front of the premises each Saturday afternoon, ever since October.
They accost customers and attempt to convince them not to enter the store, politely, yet determinedly.

At first the boycott organizers claimed that the shoes were made in the 'occupied territories' but when this proved false they fell back on a general plan to make the 'Plateau,' an Israeli product-free zone.

While many other stores sell the Israeli brand of 'Beautifeel' shoes, Yves Archambault's boutique 'Le Marcheur' was targeted because as a small merchant, he is presumed more likely to cave into pressure.

Targeting a small fry is a disturbing and cynical decision that is not going down well with the general public. The Israeli shoes are sold in department stores like The Bay, Mountain Coop Equipment and Chapters/Indigo and the protesters are well aware that efforts to picket theses heavyweights would likely be met by steely corporate resistance, coupled perhaps, with a vicious legal counter-strike.

And so it's more convenient to target the establishment owned by Mr. Archambault, who works the store with his family and typically puts in 60 hours a week. 

His store has sold the shoes for fifteen years and to his credit, he has refused to give in to the pressure to remove the shoes, even though sales generated from selling the shoes amounts to less than 2% of his sales volume.

He told the protesters and anyone who listens that he isn't going to give into blackmail.
  "If they’re so concerned about human rights, I would like to hear what they have to say about human rights in China. I wonder what kind of protest they would make if they knew how much people are being paid to work in Chinese and Korean shoe factories and what those wages mean for the Canadian shoe business.” 
Last Saturday, Amir Khadir joined his father, life-long communist agitator, Jafar Khadir as well as William Sloan, a member of the Communist Party's Central Committee in demonstrating in front of the store. Read the Montreal Gazette article

When asked on the radio what Khadir was doing there, the man in charge of the boycott, Bruce Katz, a self-loathing Jew and founder and spokesman for Montreal’s PAJU (Palestinian and Jewish Unity,) claimed that Khadir just happened to be walking by and stayed to show support for the boycott. This was a blatant lie as witnesses and pictures show Khadir all bundled up in winter wear, prepared for the hours he spent outside the shop hassling shoppers.

If you understand French, watch this excellent report.


Once he realized that the public wasn't thrilled with a small merchant becoming the target of a vicious boycott, Khadir changed his tune. He told reporters that he only told people not to buy the Israeli product, another blatant lie, as witnesses reported that Khadir tried to get them not to enter the store. He then said that he'd like to meet with the store owner, who upon being informed, told reporters he didn't see much point.
"Embarrassed by his active presence in a demonstration urging a boycott of a shopkeeper in his constituency, Mr. Amir Khadir tried to explain yesterday, citing a "terrible misunderstanding" between him and the shoe salesman Yves Archambault."....
"Changing his tone, Amir Khadir claimed to be ready to "encourage people to go into the shop (Le Marcheur) to buy something other than Israeli products. "

However, the owner of the store is adamant that the member of the National Assembly verbally encouraged customers not to enter his store.
LINK Fr
Khadir may have over-played his hand this time, mainstream reporters, not just the likes of Eric Duhaime, who has been just about the only high profile columnist who has taken on Khadir, are now starting to take notice of Mr. Khadir's agenda.  Read Eric Duhaime's column in French
"Do you share with your communist comrades a deep hatred of democracy? Does your primary hatred of Zionism hide more sinister designs?...
....Why only boycott products from Israel? Why not protest outside the consulate of Iran, Russia, North Korea, Saudi Arabia, Cuba, Zimbabwe, Libya, Burma, Sudan?

Don't Iranian homosexuals condemned to death by hanging deserve your support, Mr. Khadir? Are Saudi women who need permission of a man in order to receive treatment in hospital not worthy of your compassion?

Why do you always demonstrate against Israel and the United States (democratic countries have had governments of both right and left) and never the Islamic countries (which, as everyone knows, are a paradises of human rights.) Your compassion seems to be double standard?
" Richard Matineau Journal de Montreal


The publicity surrounding the boycott has triggered an anti-boycott reaction.


You don't have to be a supporter of Israel to know that targeting a small fry like Mr. Archambault is cruel.

I've heard many of our readers exclaim frustration at not being able to affect any real change, that one person's effort is meaningless.

Here's a real chance to prove that idea wrong.

If enough people rise to fight the boycott, it will turn into a fiasco. If demonstrators see clients visiting the store with the express reason of defeating their efforts, it is we that can prevail.

Believe me, rewarding Mr. Archambault for standing firm against extortion is a noble gesture that we can all perform. Each purchase is an act of resistance. Other merchants will take note, when they too are threatened.

Nobody is calling for confrontation with demonstrators, unlike the countries which these Islamo-communists militate for, Canada allows for freedom of assembly and expression.

The biggest punishment is to have the boycott trigger a wave of buying.

Even if you have never done a political thing in your life, here is your chance.

If you are local, you can visit the store and buy a pair of shoes. It doesn't have to be the Israeli shoe, any brand that you buy is an act of boycott-busting.

You or your loved one will forever enjoy wearing them and can imagine that each step that you take in those shoes is like stepping on the heads of these extremists bastards.
"While he (Archambault) doesn’t know what kind of effect the weekly demonstrations are having on his business, both he and his partner, Ginette Auger, said many of their customers make a point of telling them how they came to buy something in his store as a protest against the boycotters." Suburban
If you believe that this boycott is wrong and you if don't act, don't bitch in the comments section about how unfair everything is.

Visit the store's website here.

If you can't buy something, send a message of support. Here's the email address of the store.

If you are a reader that opposes Israeli policy, that is your right.

If you are a reader that believes that targeting and terrorizing a small merchant is fair, kindly piss off......

Further reading:
Amir Khadir Has a Lot to Hide



62 comments:

  1. Well well lookie there.
    In the video at the 1:56 mark you see a woman on the left holding the banner. if I'm not mistaken that is Sabrina Stea, ex-Concordia Student Union prez who, along w/ her acolyte Samir Elatrash of the SPHR, created alot of tension during her tenure.
    http://www.ainfos.ca/01/oct/ainfos00069.html

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  2. It's Eric Duhaime, no Duhamel :) just wanted to point out ur typo in your text.
    I went and purchased a pair of beautifeel for my wife, nice shoes :) will do again if this keeps up.

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  3. Thanks for the correction, I sorta rushed the post.
    As for the video link, Hugo, it seems to work OK.

    Thanks for your support!!!!

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  4. yeah, all good, sorry, must have been temporary browser issue - just fine today :)

    I am glad to see defiant Monsieur Yves Archambault clearly standing up to this, yet another example, of MNA Amir Khadir's irresponsible behaviour!!!!

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  5. The new terrorism of the 21st. century in Canada. If you are Muslim you will get away with anything you please and the police and the authorities won't do a damn thing out of fear.
    It happens in Toronto also. Look at this family:
    http://torontoautostation.blogspot.com/

    Many people think Saudis,Palestinians, Pakistani etc. are the main concern in regards to terrorism. IRAN is the epi-center of terror. Iranians are among the most anti-Semitic and Anti-Israeli people out there. Even if they don't do the actual dirty deeds (suicide bombs etc) they are the ones to fund it $$$$$$.

    Welcome to Sharia Canada.

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  6. I hope the next time some francophone complains about his money going to the CBC and to Don Cherry. Look where your hard earned money in Quebec is going to. Videotron is a big supporter of Khadir , they have him a lot on VOX.

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  7. In other countries, when clowns like this are discovered, they ask the question; "We let these people into our country???"

    In "La Belle Province" we elect them to power and place them on pedestals.... I don't know whether to laugh or cry right now...

    Unfortunately, I bought two pairs of boots last week... :(

    However, I will make a point of going there today and buying some show spray protector or something.

    VIVE LE QUEBEC LIBRE!!!

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  8. I was a (French) Beauty Queen years ago. I bought the most beautiful and exquisite bathing suits in Montreal, with the label "made in Israel". In fact, I used to go on cruises with hundreds of them.

    Shocking to see the demonstration, especially after this long and steady success in Montreal with the Jewish community :

    http://www.thestar.com/news/canada/article/866480--anne-frank-s-tree-of-hope-to-arise-anew-in-montreal

    Or perhaps, the news are not saying the whole truth.... as usually !

    Perhaps nobody is there to serve you in French, nor proper publicity is in French in the French Province for the french Nation.

    News sell, as usually and invites a lot of ratos !

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  9. "...some show spray protector..."

    Je n'ai pas une maîtrise parfaite de l'anglais mais est-ce quelqu'un pourrait m'éclairer?

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  10. "In other countries, when clowns like this are discovered, they ask the question; "We let these people into our country???""

    Pas dans les sociétés démocratiques.De quelle origine êtes-vous Jason?

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  11. @Anonymous Beauty Queen

    Clearly your post shows us you were a perfect candidate for a beauty (and nothing else) Pageant.
    Why on earth would you turn this event into a linguistic one? have you seen/heard M. Archambault?

    On another note, here is a great Op-Ed by Nathalie Elgrably-Lévy on boycotts of Israeli products. Comrade Amir, take heed:
    http://tinyurl.com/24j9cbe

    Editor, please disregard the email I sent you regarding the Op-Ed :)

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  12. "...some show spray protector..."

    imperméabilisant pour les chaussures

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  13. Condirérer Éric Duhaime comme une excellent source d'Information, c'est comme prétendre que falardeau fut un grand patriote canadien...

    It doesnt fit at all.

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  14. "Bruce Katz, a self-loathing Jew"

    Why don't you explain what you mean by these, cogently, for the benefit of us ignoramuses.
    especially the part about Jews are Zionists are Jews.

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  15. You idiots votes this terrorist into power - despite all the warnings you almost certainly received - now vote it out of power or shut the muslim terrorist down!!!!

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  16. "Bruce Katz, a self-loathing Jew"

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Self-hating_Jew

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  17. " Éric Duhaime comme une excellent source d'Information, c'est comme prétendre que falardeau fut un grand patriote canadien...

    It doesnt fit at all."

    I call BS, Duhaime is factual in what he writes, u may not agree with him, but to state u state, I call ur opinion garbage.
    He brings a different pov that we rarely gear in our media, and it's about time, it's people like u that perpetuate the gaugauche and the mess this province is in. I wish there were more people like Duhaime in the media to balance things out.

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  18. Man i hate typing with my iphone on this site, sorry about the previous text, just horrible.
    " but to state u state"
    I meant: in stating what u just wrote, i call your opinion garbage. Just someone that cannot take it that finally an opposite voice is avaible in the media.
    I have lived 30 years with the same consensus in the media, even though with friends we do not share this pov, we never heard our found it in the quebec media. Now just accept that there is an entire different pov than this so call consensus.

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  19. The store owner should throw a shoe at him.

    (in reference to Khadir throwing a shoe at an image of President Bush at some demonstration several years ago.)

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  20. Last night on the news, we made a special announcement :

    "Many Toronto stores are making an attempt to speak foreign languages, in order to walk the extra mile (and please the customer -- and yes, according to studies !!!!) ): Toronto goes Greek, Arabic, Chinese, etc... everything except French !

    Wouldn't you know... bande de salauds, ça c'est Toronto !

    Not in your news, but it was at NBC and PBS ! The French community in Toronto is aware of it.

    I can hear the Editor's comment: Hey?!X¡¡S

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  21. To answer FRANK P.

    .... Yes, I was a Beauty Queen, and I hold 5 degrees, I travelled the world a few times, and I am still beautiful. At the time I was served in French in Montreal (West) and I enjoyed immensely the merchandise.

    Chacun de nous avons des talents : or, si les tricots et jersey provenant de l'Israel sont meilleurs, de qualité supérieure et la doyenne des coupes, pourquoi pas ! Je me suis fait servir en français je crois.

    Non, je ne connais pas Archambault, mais Coco Chanel a fait bonne affaire elle, et ne s'est pas souciée de types comme Frank le péteu...!

    Vous êtes incapable de réféchir Frank, vous êtes d'une futilité bombastique innée.

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  22. To Frank le Péteu...
    This is a typical Englaish attack:
    Beauty and Intelligence cannot go together.
    This is why French and Beautiful woman have
    a hard time in Ontario ! BIGOTS !

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  23. à Frank le péteu :

    Eh! bien vous petter les plombs mon vieux ! que d'insultes aux femmes ! parce qu'elles veulent et paient pour ce qu'elles désirent et se font servir en français! Eh! que savez-vous de leur quotient intellectuel pour les traiter ainsi ! Les Anglais sont-ils tous aussi hostiles comme vous !!! excusez-vous Frank le péteu, faites vos excuses aux Québécoises bilingues, éduquées et qui prônent le bilinguisme ! Allez !

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  24. Maybe a few guys in brown shirts holding signs saying Jude! would set the right feel for these ignorant asshats. Let the people know who is really behind the boycott.

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  25. Apparently the store had record sales this week end. Amir Khadir said people would vote with their wallet, well they did and he lost.

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  26. Many Toronto stores are making an attempt to speak foreign languages, in order to walk the extra mile (and please the customer -- and yes, according to studies !!!!) ): Toronto goes Greek, Arabic, Chinese, etc... everything except French !

    Everything except French? What a surprise. The Quebecois treat Anglos like dirt. Can you say 'backlash'? Good for Torontonians. I'll take that as a sign of solidarity. The Quebecois have been saying FU to the English Canada for so long, it comes as no surprise that that English Canada would eventually ignore the Quebecois (and their Francophone cousins) like they don't exist. You sew what you reap.

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  27. " Self loathing jew" what a tired and increasing ridiculous cliche. The jewish community of Quebec is not and never has been an Israel right or wrong monolith. Most people are getting tired of the militant zionist canadian community dominating public discourse for all Canadian Jews. As a matter of fact its time people start calling these folks what they are......cowards, pure and simple. When the Israeli government will sponser a relocation of any avowed Zionist Canadians to defend with their blood Israels right to occupy and colonize the West Bank. Being a militant Zionist in Canada means you dont have the guts to put your money where your mouth is.Man up! Bruce Katz sure does.

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  28. reply to December 19, 2010 9:43 PM

    ''I call BS, Duhaime is factual in what he writes, u may not agree with him, but to state u state, I call ur opinion garbage.
    He brings a different pov that we rarely gear in our media, and it's about time, it's people like u that perpetuate the gaugauche and the mess this province is in. I wish there were more people like Duhaime in the media to balance things out.''

    -Premièrement je suis pas un gauchiste.Je reste loin de tous les QS de ce monde a cause de leur communisme démoder et leur doctrine de parti complètement déconnecter de la réalité.

    Deuxièmement, si ta seule contre-argumentation est de traiter mon opinion de ((garbage)), c'est que tu vaux pas mieux que les gens que tu crois combattre, you are worst. But heh, its your opinion i guess (O;

    Troisièment, on a pas besoin de plus de commentateur et pseudo intellectuel néo-conservateur au Québec...si tu aime tellement ce genre de penser, tu peux aller aux USA ou dans les provinces de l'Ouest du Canada....tu va te sentir chez vous plus qu'ici buddy.


    Et si tu veux pas sortir du QUébec ((en faite, si tu y habite vraiment)), tu peux déménager en Beauce et dans la région de Québec...y manque pas de néo-cons la-bas.

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  29. reply to December 20, 2010 2:36 PM


    ''Everything except French? What a surprise. The Quebecois treat Anglos like dirt. Can you say 'backlash'? Good for Torontonians. I'll take that as a sign of solidarity. The Quebecois have been saying FU to the English Canada for so long, it comes as no surprise that that English Canada would eventually ignore the Quebecois (and their Francophone cousins) like they don't exist. You sew what you reap.''

    So your solution against the apartheid in Quebec its do the same thing against all frenchies all around Canada???

    Wow, its what i called the greatest idea ever((sic)).....oh what about send the army and exterminate all francos in Quebec and banish the french from the official language in Canada? What about create some concentration camp to be sure they will never revolt against?

    I guess you ((get)) my sarcasm here...so what is the diffrence between you and a seppies anti-anglo here ?

    The language?Thats it?

    Because You seem not so different.

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  30. To the Anon @ 2:34


    You don't know what you are talking about. You write poor English, poor French, probably nothing else. You work like a dog, you think like one. Before you were born, the English who took over in Quebec treated them so poorly, you couldn't take it! Where did you learn your history, where did you attend University ? Avant de parler dans le vide informez-vous, étudiez, lisez d'abord.

    Bye the way, the Editor shouldn't take pleasure omitting the reprimand the bigot who claims a Beauty Queen has a low IQ. Quel est son quotient intellectuel ?

    The Beauty Queen Frank le Péteu was referring to has 5 degrees. So is this a new way of treating woman on your site ! on top of having racist "favoris" you let the bigots attack smart woman Quebecois !

    What about you ! shame on you !
    A P O L O G I Z E !!!!!!!!!!!!

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  31. Anonymous:

    You shouldn't be personal. Stay professional in an opinion facing languages. The same thing IS HAPPENING in Toronto every day, and even worse than in Montreal. Toronto is designated bilingual but isn't. They favour the immigrants who speak English poorly to the bilingual French Canadians. IT IS A FACT OF LIFE, WHETHER YOU LIKE IT OR NOT.

    THERE IS NO NEED TO BE SARCASTIC. HUMOUR IS NOT NEEDED.THE LANGUAGES' PHILOSOPHY USED IN CANADA IS MAKING THIS COUNTRY VERY IMMATURE.

    NE ME TUTOYEZ PAS SI VOUS UTILISEZ LE FRANCAIS.

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  32. To Ano @December 20, 2010 3:31 PM

    'So your solution against the apartheid in Quebec its do the same thing against all frenchies all around Canada???'

    Nice to see that you admit that there is apartheid in Quebec. Finally. Now we're getting somewhere.

    '...and banish the french from the official language in Canada?'

    You mean Canadians should do to the French in Canada what the Quebecois did to the English in Quebec? That's not a bad idea really, but it's not a good idea either, as it would demean and degrade Canadians to the level of the Quebecois. One day...soon come. I mean you have to expect it as a natural reaction to Quebec apartheid.

    Dude, you think you convey sarcasm, but all I read is hypocrisy. The Quebecois shit on Anglos; why would you be surprised if Anglos throw the shit right back. Oh right, I forgot, you are distinct and deserve special treatment and privileges.

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  33. ...The Quebecois treat Anglos like dirt"...

    WHAT ABOUT YOU JACKASS !


    Dans les années qui suivirent la Guerre de la Conquête, qui fit passer la Nouvelle-France sous administration britannique, l’apport de la population canadienne-française demeura important pour les colonies CAR ILS LES CONTRôLAIENT ! (this is what it's all about Charlie, we don't want your control !!!)

    Les Britanniques, qui avaient obtenu l’Acadie par le Traité d’Utrecht en 1713, avaient déporté 75 % des Acadiens vers d’autres colonies britanniques en 1755. Les Canadiens français échappèrent à ce sort en partie grâce aux articles de la capitulation, qui firent d’eux des sujets britanniques, malgré eux. Puis, l’Acte de Québec de 1774 leur permit d’utiliser à nouveau le code civil français et d'utiliser leur langue et leur religion. Les Canadiens français du Bas-Canada firent connaissance avec le système parlementaire britannique et ont du se soumettre beaucoup trop à leurs mauvais traitements.

    "GO TO SCHOOL IF YOU DON'T WANT TO BE A FOOL".
    Ray Charles.

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  34. @Beauty Queen and her flatulence-invoking minions:
    5 degrees yet unable to respond as to WHY you turned Archambault's case into a linguistic one. You claim you don't know him yet you easily assume that he doesn't serve his clientele in French?
    Spare me the pseudo-victim whine and stick to the story.
    5 $ also says you'd probably criticize US beauty pageants for its superficiality but since it's "une Québécoise" well then the game changes.

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  35. When you are young and beautiful you don't give a flying donut about Anglos, Francos, Archambault and asswholes like you. You have other causes and you also study for your profession.

    La joie de vivre existe au Québec, sans le puritanisme des Angliches et la mauvaise politique, car en fait ce que vous faites est de la mauvaise politique. Vous êtes un anarchiste et non un intellectuel de la haute société qui pouvez apporter quelque chose de constructif. Vous ne connaissez pas votre histoire du Canada.Vous connaissez l'histoire de parler anglais de plus en plus.... idiot !

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  36. Yes, 5 degrees and when I see people like you blogging about speaking more and more English, that garbage makes me angry.

    A cause de gens comme vous, le Canada est un pays immature et sans avenir.

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  37. "-Premièrement je suis pas un gauchiste.Je reste loin de tous les QS de ce monde a cause de leur communisme démoder et leur doctrine de parti complètement déconnecter de la réalité.

    Deuxièmement, si ta seule contre-argumentation est de traiter mon opinion de ((garbage)), c'est que tu vaux pas mieux que les gens que tu crois combattre, you are worst. But heh, its your opinion i guess (O;

    Troisièment, on a pas besoin de plus de commentateur et pseudo intellectuel néo-conservateur au Québec...si tu aime tellement ce genre de penser, tu peux aller aux USA ou dans les provinces de l'Ouest du Canada....tu va te sentir chez vous plus qu'ici buddy.


    Et si tu veux pas sortir du QUébec ((en faite, si tu y habite vraiment)), tu peux déménager en Beauce et dans la région de Québec...y manque pas de néo-cons la-bas"

    Merci de prouver mon point, tu est tellement a gauche que tu ne sait plus ce qu'est la droite :)
    Pas besoin de déménager, juste te faire suer et voter droite et en parler me convient :) en espérant que tu déménage bientôt, ça fera moins de supporteur de la gaugauche :)

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  38. Je suis ersuadé que le boycott commercial est inutile, inefficace et par conséquent anodin!
    Donc loin d'être un acte antisémite!
    Allez vous coucher dehors chers Anglais, dogy dogy dogy.... wouf wouf !

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  39. Yo (French) Beauty Queen,

    ‘Or perhaps, the news are not saying the whole truth.... as usually! Perhaps nobody is there to serve you in French, nor proper publicity is in French in the French Province for the french Nation.
    News sell, as usually and invites a lot of ratos !’

    Are these are the words of a smart Quebecois women with five degrees? If so, Quebec is in a sad state. More like five degrees of separation from reality. The store owner is a friggen FRANCOPHONE. What the hell are you trying to achieve with your deliberately antagonistic and ignorant comment? Your lack of logic discredits the five degrees you claim to have received. Gender aside, Mickey Mouse credentials don’t cut it, and can never conceal the mind of a dumb-ass. Mind boggling what passes for intelligence these days.

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  40. How the hell did this conversation deteriorate from Amir Khadir and the shoe store to all this other stuff? Chill out! Stick to the subject matter.

    I'm sure each and every one of you can post something that adds to the discourse. The subject matter is very important. From the behavior of elected officials to the right of a small store to sell something that is NOT illegal in Canada to members of a free society not being bullied.

    I'm sure if all of you just stopped for a second and reflected on the situation, you would all probably write something that would case other readers to think.

    It's really important. No democracy can function properly if its members do not stop and reflect on problems.

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  41. ‘WHAT ABOUT YOU JACKASS !’ "GO TO SCHOOL IF YOU DON'T WANT TO BE A FOOL".

    Oh, oh, the seppie is getting testy, using ALL CAPS. A seppie quoting an American to make a point, how ironic is that?

    You’re not informing anyone of anything new. Everyone in Canada knows the details of our sad past. Sorry man, I can’t help you with your 300 year old grudge, which you use as constant justification for your present day shitty behavior. In case you haven’t noticed, the world has changed since then. So, no matter which way you spin your rhetoric, you will sound like an infantile hypocrite. The Quebec of today is your doing. You Francos are the majority. You set the stage for this current ugliness. It’s clear for anyone watching, the Quebecois agenda vis-à-vis Canada is driven by a bitter desire for retribution. You must feel real good about that noble cause. Raise your children well to ensure the anger continues for eternity.

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  42. "...You must feel real good about that noble cause. Raise your children well to ensure the anger continues for eternity."

    Désolé de vous décevoir mais votre désir d'imposer votre langue est toujours présente,ici comme ailleurs.Parfois les choses ne changent pas aussi vite qu'on le prétend.

    Sorry dude.

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  43. @ December 20, 2010 1:20 PM

    Are you serious? A couple of stores in TO that cater to Chinese and Greek clientel don't speak to you in French so you get mad?

    You've got to be kidding. You're kind inacts biggoted laws in the name of French, removing rights and freedoms from all Quebecers (remember, the French don't have the right to send their kids to English school either), and you complain about some stores in Toront?

    You're so far from reality that you can't even make sense.

    @ Beauty Queen. Beauty is what is inside, and you are a racist, making you ugly inside. I speak English, I don't hate French. You hate English because that is what you're parents taught you to do. I'm suprised you didn't mature much throughout your education.

    @4:36pm

    Enough with this historical nonsense. Just because people were mean to people 300 years ago doesn't give you the right to be a racist. We live in the present. I'm, Jewish, Should I hate Spaniards because of the inquisition? Grow up.

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  44. BRW:

    IT'S ONLY 3 GENERATIONS AGO, STAY IN YOUR TROGLODYTE AND LEAVE THE FRENCH ALONE.
    IF YOUR UNHAPPY WHERE YOU LIVE, THE WORLD
    IS YOURS.

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  45. Dear BRW,
    I m sending you this to explain that your ALL CAPS rants are not only being deleted for that reason, but because they make almost no sense in English.

    I suggest that you return to French and exercise a bit more restraint.
    I don't know how sending in dozens of comments that don't get published can be at all satisfying.
    But hey....to each his/her own.

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  46. TO THE eDITOR:

    I LIKE CAPS, THEY MAKE SENSE. IF YOU DON'T LIKE MY STYLE,DO YOU HAVE TO LISTEN TO THE ANON BIGOT CRITICIZING MY STYLE. AS YOU SAY: each our own!

    SO STOP LISTENING TO YOUR LITTLE ENGLISH FRIENDS THEY ARE ANNOYING WITH THEIR FUTILE COMMENTS, AND TELL THEM TO DIGEST MY CAPS.

    LIKE YOU USED TO SAY: if they don't like they don't have to read it.OK? fair enough?
    NOW TRY TO MAKE SENSE IN BOTH LANGUAGES AND DON'T BE SO ANNOYING.

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  47. to the boys with their friend the EDITOR:

    SI VOUS NE COMPRENEZ PAS MON ANGLAIS, VOUS ETES UN IMBECILE,VOUS FAITES L'IMBECILE, OU VOUS ETES IMBECILE ET VOUS ENTRETENEZ LA BETISE. SINON, VOUS AVEZ LA TETE DURE EN ANGLAIS ET/OU VOUS NE DEVRIEZ PAS ETRE UN EDITEUR, MAIS UN APPRENANT DE LA LIBERTE ET DU DROIT DE LA PAROLE, sans devenir un acharné de l'anglophonie qui parle à travers son chapeau !

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  48. mONSIEUR L'EDITEUR;

    CESSEZ DE PRENDRE LE COTE DE VOS AMIS ANGLOPHONES ET PUBLIEZ LE BON SENS.
    CESSEZ DE FAIR L'ENFANT.
    PARCE QUE VOUS NE COMPRENEZ PAS LES CAPITALES,
    NOUS AVONS LE BON JEU AU QUEBEC.
    EH BIEN CESSEZ DE PARLER DU QUEBEC.

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  49. I SUGGEST YOU RETURN TO SCHOOL AND USE MORE RESTRICTIONS IN WHAT YOU APPROUVE AND NOT.
    YOU ARE NOT GOD BECAUSE YOU HAVE A BLOG!
    WAKE UP MR. COMPUTER !

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  50. So you people can't handle a bit of capital letters! Oh.... oh... oh.... poor little bastards, poor little english heads. Oh... you are upset hey !

    WELL KNOCK THIS STUFF UP. GET THE MESSAGE, AND STOP NAGGING PEOPLE, WHEN THE GLOVES ARE OFF. TOO BAD, YOU DON'T LIKE IT, BUT THIS IS THE WAY it's gone be ! OR IN FRENCH ONLY !!! (oH, THEY CAN'T KEEP IT UP)

    SO YOU INSULT WOMEN but YOU DON'T LIKE TO BE TOLD YOU ARE WRONG, BECAUSE OF YOUR AGE, YOUR IMMATURITY, YOUR LACK OF HISTORY, YOUR ABSENCE OF VISION, AND YOU CAN'T MAKE SENSE GUESSING WHAT IS 300 YEARS WHICH IS THE TIME OF 3 GENERATIONS. (THIS MEANS GO AND ASK YOUR GRAND'PARENTS ABOUT IT.) THEY WILL LAUGH AT YOU BASTARDS..... (OF COURSE THEY MAY NOT BLOG).

    capitals are wonderful, I love them.

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  51. I THINK YOUR LITTLE ENGLISH FIENDS WHO ARE USING ONLY ABBREVIATIONS ARE MORE ANNOYING.ESPECIALLY THE ONES WHO ARE AGAINST WOMAN, FRENCH,OR LACK OF HISTORICAL FACTS. YOU SHOULDN'T HAVE A BLOG ON LINE.

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  52. I decided to print these last few comment because I think the writer is disturbed and perhaps it might be therapeutic for him to see some comments in print.

    To those who say that it will only encourage him, let me say that I've already deleted dozens and he doesn't let up, He's like the Energizer Bunny.

    Now that you've got your rocks off, I won't be publishing anymore of you rants.

    I thank readers for their patient indulgence.

    PS. You don't sound so dumb, how about making your point in a format that people will listen to.
    I'm not unsympathetic.

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  53. @ crazy anonymous guy

    So to clarify, three generations is the allotted time it takes until a grudge is considered dead? (and by the way a generation is 20 years, I don't know many 90 year old humans reproducing)

    In that case all Jews should hate all Germans? All black people should hate all white people? The Muslims and Hindus in India have a long way to go.

    Seriously dude, seek help. I'm pretty sure you suffer from a mental illness.

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  54. It’s decent of this blog to lend its support to Yves Archambault. Although I like to think that Amir Khadir is a hopeless reject with little affect, it’s probably a good idea to be vigilant and protest his actions nonetheless. You can never be completely sure about activist bullies with surreptitious agenda’s.

    Also, I’ve noticed a trend on this blog where some Francophone posters are dishonest about their intolerance. When Anglos express their feelings about their loss of the rights and second class standing in Quebec, invariably a number of irate Francophones write accusations of Anglos being oppressive, dictatorial, and imposing English on them. The Quebecois shamelessly reverse the roles and dishonestly cast themselves as the victim. I saw this tendency in the remarks from the so called ‘beauty queen’. She took the article you wrote, and managed to cast ‘the quebecois nation’ as the victim, because as she implied, the store owner was undoubtedly disrespectful of the French language and had it coming. Anglos then posted remarks regarding her obtuse logic, and more Francophones come on with deflective accusations of sexism, because they dare to criticize a women. Reminds me of the school yard.

    By the way, I think it was a good idea to let ALLCAPS undress themselves publicly. I always think it's better to let those types have all the say they want. Their own words discredit themselves more than the criticism of 'the others' could ever do.

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  55. A propos de monsieur Duhaime:

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8dHvoY4f8Ms&feature=player_embedded#!

    Pas fort,pas fort...

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  56. To ALLCAPS (thanks to Anon@958 for the nickname)

    I'M NOT PRINTING ANYMORE OF YOUR CRAP UNTIL YOU GIVE UP ALL CAPS!!!!!!

    I'm serious. Like everyone you want to be read. Conform or die... it's your choice.
    Send 1 or 100 comments in ALL CAPS and I will hit the delete key, sending your views to an ignominious hell.

    I've already started to delete you completely, so don't waste your own time!
    Conform or die!!!!!

    NO MORE!!!!!!

    PS- I think I like you!

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  57. Sounds like fear mongering rhetoric from angry conservatives. Comparing Israel's 'apartheid' (state sanctioned second class citizenry) with religious and social conservatism is hardly fair (at least not enough to consider it a double standard). I could make a similar argument about double standards with regards to Duhaime, if he cares so much about women and children in Islamic countries, how come he isn't putting pressure for decent peace talks in Israel?

    There are few valid points, but the vehemency behind the words demonizes legitimate progressive civil disobedience and is reactionary in nature towards legitimate concerns about Israel. Just because Quebec has a free-trade agreement with Israel, doesn't make the boycott wrong. Mr. Duhaime essentially equates progressive positions and demonstrations as anti-semetic...

    In addition, Mr. Duhaime is being a hypocrite; while he accuses Amir Khadir of hiding his true "anti-semetic" agenda behind progressive left values, Mr. Duhaime himself is hiding his pro-conservative values behind rhetoric of protecting the merchant... Is this story about a defenseless merchant, or about support for Israel? I can't tell... Can you not defend the merchant and criticise Israel? can you not defend Israel without appealing to emotional strings by pretending to support local merchants?

    1) Khadir potentially has a legitimate position in criticizing Israel (Do we hear about his position? not at all) 2) there is nothing wrong with demonstrating civil disobedience, participating in social action etc... 3) the best place to start is locally if you want to make a difference (it makes sense they'd start locally and not with bigger coorporations)... It appears as though the group attempted to get the merchant on board first and the merchant didn't want participate in the action(Because he perceives civil action is blackmail, or because he supports Israel.. or because he doesn't want to lose 2% of his sales...) so the group moved towards a boycott. Mr. Khadir is asking his constituency to support the causes they believe in... Is it the merchant's duty to care about democratic and social values(such as the ones not being protected in Israel)? Not in our capitalist system... but this is the change they are looking for. Could the organization have gone with other social issues? Sure! But is the reason they didn't because they are anti-semetic? I don't think so... And this piece and all of Mr. Duhaime's pieces paint this picture of Mr. Khadir. Lets have a real discussion on the Issue of Israel, instead of demonizing individuals for assumptions we make about their positions.

    Thanks.

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  58. On DECEMBER 19, 2010 2:56 PM, Anonymous said...
    "Je n'ai pas une maîtrise parfaite de l'anglais mais est-ce quelqu'un pourrait m'éclairer?

    "Show" was a typo for "shoe" as in 'soulier'

    Anonymous also said...
    "Pas dans les sociétés démocratiques.De quelle origine êtes-vous Jason?"

    Je suis Canadien et, malheureusement... vous êtes aussi!

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  59. Anonymous said @ to December 20, 2010 2:36 PM ...

    "So your solution against the apartheid in Quebec its do the same thing against all frenchies all around Canada???

    Wow, its what i called the greatest idea ever((sic)).....oh what about send the army and exterminate all francos in Quebec and banish the french from the official language in Canada? What about create some concentration camp to be sure they will never revolt against?

    I guess you ((get)) my sarcasm here...so what is the diffrence between you and a seppies anti-anglo here ? "

    Dude... "apartheid in Quebec"? What colour is the ski in your world?

    If you were so concerned about the francophones outside quebec, you might try and spend some money on programs to expand the language through out the country instead of building this virtual wall around 'La belle Province'...sheeesh!

    Hey, everyone what do you say we all get together, chip in and give the Anonymous french guy a hug?

    Anonymous guy, did your parents not love you as a child?

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  60. First time here. 
    To the editor: good work, please continue. 

    To the beauty queen: 5 degrees!. Strangely enough, you only need one degree for be a doctor, engineer or a lawyer. 

    You can study french cuisine, italian cuisine, ....etc. But you are still a cook. Or study philo for 20 years and still only rewrite a Kant. 

    To our subject (Amir K): we deserve something better. 

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