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The Philippines Wants Canada to Clean Up its Own Trash

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ZeroHedge reports that Rodrigo Duterte, the President of the Philippines, demands that garbage containers originating from Canada be shipped back to the country.

This is the latest controversy emerging from a dispute over more than 100 containers of trash that landed in the Philippines between 2013 and 2014. A Canadian company allegedly shipped these containers illegally.

The Canadian government previously agreed to these terms, but has been slow in fulfilling its end of the deal. In response to Canada’s sluggish actions, Duterte threated to leave the trash in Canadian waters if it refused to take it back. According to Salvador Panelo, a spokesman for Duterte, the president was “upset” by Canada’s delay in shipping the garbage back after Canada missed a key deadline on May 15.

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The Philippine government is looking into hiring a private shipping company to move the garbage back to Canada, on the Philippine government’s dime.

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Panelo continued relaying the Philippine government’s displeasure with the Canadian government’s actions.

The Philippines is an independent sovereign nation [and] must not be treated as trash by other foreign nations. We hope this message resonates well with other countries of the world.

The spokesman then said that the trash would be dumped in Canada’s territorial waters, which are 12 miles from Canada’s shore.

The containers that arrived in the Philippines were supposed to have plastics for recycling purposes. However, once delivered, this shipment actually contained newspapers, water bottles, diapers and other forms of waste.

In April, Duterte complained saying that “They have been sending their trash to us. Well, not this time. We will quarrel with each other. So what if we quarrel with Canada? We’ll declare war against them, we can beat them.”

Duterte advised the northern nation to “prepare a grand reception” for the incoming garbage. He ultimately doesn’t care what Canada does with it. Duterte suggested that Canadians could “eat it” if they so choose.

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Merrick Garland Suggests that Getting Rid of Lawsuit Protections is Not a Second Amendment Violation

Garland as AG will be a disaster for the right to bear arms.

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If Merrick Garland is nominated as Attorney General, the Second Amendment is in big trouble.

Based on his comments at a Senate hearing on February 22, 2021, Garland made a suggestion that the repeal of lawsuit protections for gun manufacturers is not unconstitutional. 

AWR Hawkins of Breitbart News reminded his readers that President Joe Biden campaigned on a platform of repealing the Protection of Lawful Commerce in Arms Act (PLCAA), which shielded lawful gun manufacturers from lawsuits.

In a previous Breitbart News report, Biden spoke at an MSNBC forum in 2019 alongside gun control organizations such as March for Our Lives where he expressed his support for gun manufacturers to be subject to lawsuits.

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At the speech, Biden suggested that the PLCC be repealed. He declared, “No other outfit in history has gotten this kind of protection” and asserted that the legal actions would bring about “change overnight.”

In a subsequent occasion on February 7, 2020, Breitbart News covered Biden’s remarks to a New Hampshire crowd, in which he stated that it was a “mistake” to shield firearms manufacturers from lawsuits. He continued, “The first thing I’m going to do as president is work to get rid of that.” 

Later that month, Breitbart News recalled how Biden called out gun manufacturers at a South Carolina rally and boasted, “I’m going to take you down.”

According to a report by The Salt Lake Tribune, Utah Senator Mike Lee asked Garland about his views on removing protections for gun manufacturers. Garland responded, “I have not thought myself deeply about this. I don’t think it raises a Second Amendment issue.”

When he was questioned if he is in favor of Biden’s plans to ban so-called “assault weapons”, Garland responded, “Where there is room under the law for the president’s policies to be pursued, then I think the president is entitled to pursue them.”

Biden’s track record as a gun control proponent is well-documented. From his support of gun-free zones at schools to the 1994 Assault Weapons Ban, Biden is Gun Control Inc.’s guy. With Democrats in control of the House and the Senate, there will most certainly be attempts to ram gun control down our throats. If they can’t beat us legislatively, they will most certainly use the courts to undermine the Second Amendment. Pro-gun organizations should be ready to lawyer up and use whatever means possible to keep courts from destroying our rights.

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