The Disaffected Lib: Sure, Go For It. Let’s Re-Freeze the Arctic.

There’s an ambitious proposal being floated to restore the Arctic Ocean sea ice. It entails deploying 10-million pumps powered by wind turbines. The pumps would draw sea water and spray it over the existing ice to build it up layer by layer. The cost would be somewhere between $500 to $700-billion, USD. Yeah, that’s upwards ...

Politics and its Discontents: This Says It All

Brian (“There’s no whore like an old whore”) Mulroney’s shameless pandering to Trump the other night confirmed yet again the shallowness of his character. This political cartoon captures his abject sycophancy. H/t iPolitics Recommend this Post

The Disaffected Lib: The Heart of Darkness, a.k.a. The Trump Administration

Foreign Policy’s Max Boot captures the extreme dysfunction inside the Trump White House. …the United States under President Donald Trump does not actually seem to have a foreign policy. Or, to be exact, it has several foreign policies — and it is not obvious whether anyone, including the president himself, speaks for the entire administration. On ...

Kersplebedeb | Kersplebedeb: Entscheidend ist die Besatzungsmentalität: What’s crucial is the mentality of conquest and occupation

The following interview with J. Sakai was conducted by Gabriel Kuhn for the German radical monthly, “analyse & kritik” ( commonly known there as “AK” ).  Both the German-language translation in that  journal and this version, have been edited down considerably for reasons of space.   analyse & kritik (ak), no. 624, February 21, 2017 ...

Warren Kinsella: CPC leadership: no one ever listens to me, etc.

From Abacus, the best in the biz.  Huge sample. Check it out: Key takeaways: Leitch’s negatives are four times her positives – and they’ve grown. O’Leary’s negatives – also huge.  The more you see of him, the more you hate him, Canada. Mad Max or the fiery-haired Cape Breton lady are the only credible choices, ...

Warren Kinsella: Ontario PCs make a smart (and tolerant) move

To wit: Ontario’s Progressive Conservative leader says he will support a Liberal MPP’s anti-Islamophobia motion and hopes his caucus will do the same. Refusing to wade into the debate over a similar motion in the House of Commons that has exposed divisions with federal Conservatives, Patrick Brown said “we will always condemn any form of ...

Stuart Mackinnon's BetterParks for Vancouver: Despite mystery over deaths, belugas to return to Vancouver aquarium

DOMINIKA LIRETTE  Globe & Mail February 21, 2017   The Vancouver Aquarium plans to bring back beluga whales by the spring of 2019, despite not knowing what killed two of the mammals last November.   Dr. John Nightingale, aquarium chief executive officer and president, said he hopes to bring in three to five belugas, but ...

Warren Kinsella: My Trump-related epiphany 

wmtc: aswan

Last night our car to Abu Simbel fell through, and we weren’t sure what to do. There are dozens of tour companies that will arrange transport, and our hotel does that for most guests, but the prices are wildly inflated, and the driver sees very little of it. What to do? Call Abdul! At first ...

Parchment in the Fire: The strange death of social democracy in Europe | openDemocracy

What happened to social democratic parties in Europe? And what is coming to take their place? Source: The strange death of social democracy in Europe | openDemocracy Filed under: Uncategorized Tagged: social democracy

Wise Law Blog: Top 10 Legal Headlines

Here are our Top 10 legal headlines for the week of February 21, 2017 from @wiselaw on Twitter. For more information on employment law, family law, and wills, estates and estates litigation, visit our website at www.wiselaw.net. – Garry J. Wise, Toronto Visit our Toronto Law Office website: www.wiselaw.net Visit our website: www.wiselaw.net

Excited Delirium: Which ‘news’ is ‘real’ and which is ‘fake’?

Not sure what’s ‘fake’ or ‘real’ when it comes to news? Neither am I, but I’ll give you this spoiler: Let’s Own The News.

Wise Law Blog: 140Law: Legal Headlines for the week of February 21, 2017

Here are our leading legal headlines for the week of February 21, 2017 from Wise Law on Twitter: Texas justice of the peace sets bond at $4B to protest using ‘prison like it’s adult day care’ WV Judge suspended for photoshopped, anti-Obama campaign ad that was ‘in every sense, materially false’ Several State bills would give ...

Montreal Simon: Milo Yiannopoulos and the Rebel Media Groupies

I have always despised Milo Yiannopoulos so much, I can barely write about him without feeling like throwing up.He is an alt-right clown, a grotesque misogynist, a bigot and a bully if ever there was one, a man who calls Donald Trump "Daddy."And from my personal perspective, the gay equivalent of an Uncle Tom.So I must ...

We Pivot: Listen to Refugees; Don’t Ban Them

Canadians are awesome, tolerant, opening and welcoming. Sure. To a degree, but even to the point of self delusion. We often feel morally superior to the Americans, particularly now as they slide from proto-fascism to soft fascism to jackboot fascism. … [Read more]

Politics and its Discontents: Oh, The Horror!

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Accidental Deliberations: Tuesday Morning Links

This and that for your Tuesday reading. – Paul Buchheit comments on the continued spread of global inequality – as a combination of top-heavy gains and lost wealth among all but the privileged few has reduced to 6 the number of billionaires with as much wealth as half of humanity. – Bill Curry reports on ...

Things Are Good: How to Boost Your Psychological Wellbeing in 2 Weeks

Parents always tell their kids to eat more fruits and veggies, as adults we should do the same. A recent study has found that adding two extra servings of fruits or vegetables to your daily diet can improve your wellbeing in just two weeks. This is an easy way to improve your mood while also ...

Northern Reflections: Stiglitz Sees Signs Of Hope

These are dark days — because Donald Trump appears committed to what he said he will do. Joe Stiglitz writes:  It is now clear that what Trump says and tweets must be taken seriously. After the election in November, many hoped he would abandon the extremism that defined his campaign. Surely, it was thought, this ...

Babel-on-the-Bay: Is the political middle just one?

Nobody seems to be able to nail down this middle ground in politics. It is like the middle class that Justin Trudeau chased in the last federal election. Did Trudeau even suspect that they would add up to almost 40 per cent of the voters?  And were they all centre-right voters or was there a ...

Dead Wild Roses: What Happens in the Next Four Years is Up to You…

You know its bad when American Conservatives are up in arms. Filed under: Politics Tagged: Conservatives Against Trump, David Frum, Informative Vids, US Politics

The Sir Robert Bond Papers: Paddon’s report on Martin contract just bizarre #nlpoli

After a lengthy review,  Auditor General Anthony Paddon said Monday that the provincial government hounded former Nalcor boss Ed Martin out of his job.  He had no choice but leave and since he never quit and no one fired him,  Martin was entitled to the multi-million separation payments he got “The events which [sic] occurred ...

The Disaffected Lib: C’mon, Really. When a Thug Like Robert Mugabe Claims Kin With Your President, You Need to Ask Just What You’ve Gotten Yourself Into.

Leaving the bragging rights aside, I was astounded to learn today that I wasn’t the only one who found similarities between America’s new president and Zimbabwe’s bad boy, Robert Mugabe. I didn’t expect it, the more so when I found myself agreeing on the point with – Robert Mugabe himself. Mugabe sees much of Trump ...

Anti-Racist Canada: The ARC Collective: The (Partial) Rise and Fall of Milo Yiannopoulos: With Canadian Content

Upon learning the news today regarding the Milo Yiannopoulos that came to light, we threw this together quickly, mostly because this writer is having fun honing the ol’ video editing skills. I think I’m getting better. In any case, another shout out to Canadian Cynic who collected many of the screen shots found in the video.

politics – Christy's Houseful of Chaos: free speech and fair play

I’ve been fascinated by discussions of free speech recently. Now even a right-wing American group has decided to uninvite a horrid right-wing troll from speaking at their event. The topic of his speech was supposed free speech and how the left is trying to curtail it, but apparently since it has come out that he ...