The news from both sides after the downing of a Russian jet by Syrian aircraft is not only biased as it comes from both sides; it’s also very confusing.For bias, I notice that many western sources, especially American ones, felt it necessary to s… . . . → Read More: The Decarie Report: Nov. 25: It’s way to early to make guesses about Turkey.
A lack of reliable scientific information about what happens when crude oil is spilled into rivers or the ocean and a fragmented system of response plans is hindering Canada’s efforts to prevent and clean up oil spills, says a major report by the Roy… . . . → Read More: DeSmogBlog: Canada’s Oil Spill Response Plans Fragmented and Incomplete: Royal Society of Canada
This is rapidly becoming an international knife fight in a phone booth. In reaction to yesterday’s downing by Turkish fighters of a Russian Su-24 light bomber and the subsequent shootdown of a Russian search and rescue helicopter, president Vladimir Pu… . . . → Read More: The Disaffected Lib: Oh Dear. Putin Orders S-400 to Syria
(Lisa will cheat, meanwhile.) Seriously, however, we have looked into sponsoring a family of Syrian refugees. Is there any way of doing it so that it is a bit less costly than at present? Anyone know? . . . → Read More: Warren Kinsella: They can also come to my place, and I’ll kick their ass in Scrabble
Europe is distancing itself from Turkey, it looks a reckless action by Turkey in shooting down the Russian plane. It has potential implications because Turkey is a NATO country.Vladimir Putin is a ruthless dictator, but he is very clever and crafty. Th… . . . → Read More: LeDaro: Turkey downing Russian jet
…along with xenophobia, bigotry and demagoguery, the folks at Fox News would seem to be quite ignorant about their country’s own history.Here is a timely festive reminder of that history for those soon to be celebrating American Thanksgiving:Thanksgi… . . . → Read More: Politics and its Discontents: And Speaking Of Perspective
Your news links for today: The internet is in crisis – The Next Web Terrorist attacks: Mass surveillance is the problem, not the solution – Ars Technica What’s the Evidence Mass Surveillance … . . . → Read More: OpenMedia.ca: Your Daily Digital Digest for Wednesday, November 25, 2015
Later than usual this year, but here we be in temperatures colder than -20 degrees centigrade along with our first 20 cm of snow. We’re walking in the Winter Wonderland now. *cheers*Filed under: Cute Tagged: Babushka Kittehs! . . . → Read More: Dead Wild Roses: Babushka Kittehs! – The First Taste of Cold in Edmonton
Winter can be tough for some people. If you are a person who feels down and out during the colder months there is an easy thing you can do to improve the season: change your attitude. Seriously. Recent research into how Norwegians relate to winter can help you in the times of snow. Don’t deny […]
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It seems many liberals were outraged when somebody suggested that we only accept Syrian women with children as refugees. Now we find out that fathers are included. Maybe we should be concerned about the Pharaoh’s troops going out to kill the first-born? That is the kind of fear that has been exhibited across North America […] . . . → Read More: Babel-on-the-Bay: Would they also kill the first-born?
The bigoted backlash against Muslims in light of the recent ISIS attacks is given short shrift by This Hour Has 22 Minutes:Should the time come when we no longer have a sense of humour, we will know that the terrorists have won.Recommend this Post . . . → Read More: Politics and its Discontents: Putting Things Into Perspective
20,000 Twitter followers! I’ve got more than Ralph Goodale and Michelle Rempel, notwithstanding my IQ is considerably less than theirs. Not bad! Justin Trudeau and Stephen Harper are in no immediate danger of me overtaking them, however. Damn. . . . → Read More: Warren Kinsella: 20,000 Twitter followers can’t all be wrong!
Miscellaneous material for your mid-week reading.- David Ball talks to Joseph Stiglitz about inequality and its causes – including the spread of corporate control through trade agreements:What would you say is the dominant cause [of growing inequality]… . . . → Read More: Accidental Deliberations: Wednesday Morning Links
A guest post by Pamela Mac NeilThe CONs aren’t going anywhere. The absolute key to their staying power and their focus on winning again in 4 more years is their base. Anyone who thinks we’ve gotten Harper out, so we can sit back and relax is kidding … . . . → Read More: Democracy Under Fire: The House That Harper Built: Built to Last
I’m tired and not braining much today, so sit back and enjoy this astronomical short on Mars. Filed under: Science Tagged: Death of a Planet, Mars . . . → Read More: Dead Wild Roses: Mars: The Death of a Planet
In the last desperate weeks before he was crushed and humiliated, Stephen Harper, must have thought it was a brilliant move. One that would ensure his insane policies of Total Oily Domination would continue even if he was defeated.He would stack th… . . . → Read More: Montreal Simon: How To Blow Up Stephen Harper’s Patronage Appointments
Corporate Research Associates’ latest poll is in line with polls by MQO and Abacus. The table below shows CRA’s quarterly poll results since the last provincial election with the CRA “decideds” skew taken out. Liberals are at 50% of all resp… . . . → Read More: The Sir Robert Bond Papers: The CRA poll in Election 2015 #nlpoli
And, because, as today’s events in Syria gave us a glimpse into how easily this all could unravel, it’s just a tad therapeutic. It gets your mind off Sarajevo. . . . → Read More: The Disaffected Lib: Because I Stumbled upon This Just Before BedTime
PHOTOS: BBC listeners, suitably equipped because they think they’re listening to Ezra Levant, tune into my words of wisdom from Canada. Actual 21st Century “media consumers” may not appear exactly as illustrated. Below: The weather in Britain …… . . . → Read More: Alberta Politics: Hello Canada? This is London calling! … and we’re mildly confused
A while back, I complained on Twitter that corporate media types were failing to report on the near complete disappearance of revenues from this year’s monthly sales of petroleum and natural gas rights. Northern reporter Jonny Wakefield had a quick one… . . . → Read More: In-Sights: Ahem, indeed
We learned today that, despite Arthur Topham's hate crimes conviction, his website will remain available online and that he can continue publishing his screeds at least until sentencing takes place in the new year.Paulie is pleased as punch:Read mo… . . . → Read More: Anti-Racist Canada: The ARC Collective: Topham: A Brief Reprieve