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Montreal Simon: Bernie Sanders and the Attack of the Millionaires

With Bernie Sanders seemingly headed for a decisive victory in tomorrow's New Hampshire primary, it seems that the Millionaire's Club is starting to feel the heat, or the Bern.For first there was Rex Murphy on the National, denouncing Sanders f… . . . → Read More: Montreal Simon: Bernie Sanders and the Attack of the Millionaires

The Sir Robert Bond Papers: Using his words #nlpoli

Politicians are usually very careful about the words they use.That’s why it’s important to notice the words Premier Dwight Ball used this weekend in an interview with Tom Clark for Global’s current affairs show The West Block.Ball said there was … . . . → Read More: The Sir Robert Bond Papers: Using his words #nlpoli

A Writer's Mind: Lilian Nattel Reflects: Found Art

I was walking along Dupont Street, a formerly semi-industrial street nearby, now in process of change and unsure of its identity. It features construction companies, expensive car dealerships, a barbershop, a sandwich shop, bull-dozer rental. I came across this installation

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Alberta Politics: Poll puts NDP in third place among Albertans – a plausible result despite a pollster’s debatable analysis

PHOTOS: Alberta Premier Rachel Notley. Below: Pollster Quito Maggi of Mainstreet Research, grabbed from his Twitter account, and former PC premier Ed Stelmach, whose personal popularity held through the economic downturn of 2007 and 2008. Late last wee… . . . → Read More: Alberta Politics: Poll puts NDP in third place among Albertans – a plausible result despite a pollster’s debatable analysis

In-Sights: Mythomania

Merv Adey (BCVeritas.com): “The proper role of political media is to unspin the various prevarications and lies governments like to foist on us.”B.C. Premier Christy Clark still trying…, CBC News, February 6, 2016:Clark campaigned in 2013 on B.C. bei… . . . → Read More: In-Sights: Mythomania

cartoon life: Upcoming books for Tingfest exhibition

Building some books for Tingfest III 2016. I had to build the Londoner Comics book three times over memory issue crashes in Photos. :-) Three times today. My eyes hurt.Filed under: art, book . . . → Read More: cartoon life: Upcoming books for Tingfest exhibition

The Canadian Progressive: CRA revokes registration of charity that acted as a “receipting agent” for tax shelter arrangement

In December, the Canada Revenue Agency (CRA) revoked the registration of a Canadian charity that acted as a “receipting agent” for a tax shelter arrangement. Le Refuge des Rescapés, a charity based in Saint-Nicéphore, Quebec, “improperly issued recei… . . . → Read More: The Canadian Progressive: CRA revokes registration of charity that acted as a “receipting agent” for tax shelter arrangement

Susan on the Soapbox: Trudeau On Pipelines: Maybe

Last week Justin Trudeau walked into the lion’s den—a boardroom filled with the country’s top oilpatch executives—and got it half right. Luckily he had the good sense to take Premier Notley with him. Mr Trudeau, Ms Notley and Big Oil … Continue reading . . . → Read More: Susan on the Soapbox: Trudeau On Pipelines: Maybe

On Wrestling, Politics and Other Musings of the Mind's Eye: Henry Rollins: Big Think

Hello dear reader! I just came across some Henry Rollins (incredible musician, actor, lyricist, public speaker and punk god!!)  Big Think videos on Youtube and wanted to share them. They are a few years old, but incredibly relevant still today.The… . . . → Read More: On Wrestling, Politics and Other Musings of the Mind’s Eye: Henry Rollins: Big Think

BigCityLib Strikes Back: Breakfast At Longos

This morning their store on 7 near Woodbine had a wonderful sample spread.  The highlight was surely their pulled pork floating on delicious smoked Oka cheese set atop Nachos.  Runner up was a yummy smooth avocado spread, also on Nachos. &nbs… . . . → Read More: BigCityLib Strikes Back: Breakfast At Longos

Dead Wild Roses: Why I’m Pro-Choice, by AJ

Originally posted on Everysaturdaymorning's Blog:
When my husband and I had children we always agreed to be open and honest with our kids. When we ended up having two daughters, my husband informed me that “those talks” were all mine. I’ve always been pretty open about women’s rights and at an early age they… . . . → Read More: Dead Wild Roses: Why I’m Pro-Choice, by AJ

Dead Wild Roses: An interview with Meghan Murphy.

Originally posted on The Prime Directive:
Meghan Murphy is the most prominent radical feminist in Canada today. This interview is an excellent exposition of radical feminist theory and Murphy’s views. 5) Advocates of prostitution and porn call these Nordic reforms “anti-sex” and “moralistic” but it’s interesting to note that these laws are passed in countries… . . . → Read More: Dead Wild Roses: An interview with Meghan Murphy.

The Decarie Report: Feb. 7: You must respect those whom God has sent to rule us.

The idea of competition to create wealth didn’t begin with capitalism. It goes all the way back to stone age tribes that fought for the best hunting grounds and the choicest women. Civilization just made it more sophisticated with bronze and iron weapo… . . . → Read More: The Decarie Report: Feb. 7: You must respect those whom God has sent to rule us.

In-Sights: "What? Me worry?"

Partly in response to the article Difficulties mount for BC Liberal partner, a reader sent this material:Excellent story. Agreed. There’s a great deal wrong with BC’s LNG deal with Malaysia.In the latest Corruption Perceptions Index, Canada was ranked … . . . → Read More: In-Sights: "What? Me worry?"

A Puff of Absurdity: On Student Stress

I’ve been teaching long enough to have watched a generation of students file passed me. It’s fascinating from a social science standpoint because I can watch trends evolving before my eyes. And, being a bit of a hoarder, I’ve kept everything I’ve used… . . . → Read More: A Puff of Absurdity: On Student Stress

wmtc: dispatches from ola 2016, part 2: libraries and prisons

I’ve had a longstanding interest in prison libraries, and was happy to meet another librarian-friend who shares this. But I was very pleasantly surprised at the large turnout for the talk Prisons and Libraries: A Relationship Worth Incubating at t… . . . → Read More: wmtc: dispatches from ola 2016, part 2: libraries and prisons

Accidental Deliberations: Sunday Morning Links

This and that for your Sunday reading.- Heather Stewart discusses the possibility of a 20-hour work week to better distribute both work and income. And without going that far, Andrew Jackson suggests that our public policy priorities should include a n… . . . → Read More: Accidental Deliberations: Sunday Morning Links

Warren Kinsella: Adler-Kinsella Show: On the Man Cold, Irish weddings, the Clintons and Canadian politics

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Warren Kinsella: Sometimes debates still matter

This is one such time. The emasculation of a puffed-up little prat, from an unlikely source. . . . → Read More: Warren Kinsella: Sometimes debates still matter

Recreating Eden: Saturday Photo: Reflection of Winter

Some what paradoxically, house plants do very well in the winter here.  That’s probably because, while the days are short and it’s cold outside, usually it’s very sunny.  My two hibiscus get a growth spurt most years around now, while my lant… . . . → Read More: Recreating Eden: Saturday Photo: Reflection of Winter

Babel-on-the-Bay: Can Trudeau open the sepulchres of government?

Can Canadians have an open government? Do we want one? Can Trudeau deliver it? They are all good questions. The problem inherent in the questions is Justin Trudeau’s understanding of how Ottawa really works. He might be biting off far more than his limited experience can handle. Of note is the fact that Justin’s father […] . . . → Read More: Babel-on-the-Bay: Can Trudeau open the sepulchres of government?

Blunt Objects Blog: The #kudatah will not be televised

Kudatah hoonta leader George Clark, standing up to the soshulizums. (Source: VICE)I’m sure most politicos have seen this by now, but the ‘kudatah’ phenomenon is absolutely hilarious.And it isn’t just for the amusing spelling mistake. The ‘kudatah’ or ‘… . . . → Read More: Blunt Objects Blog: The #kudatah will not be televised

A Puff of Absurdity: On Expectations and Time Limits

In the words of Tina Fey, “The show doesn’t go on because it’s ready; it goes on because it’s eleven-thirty.” I had a rough semester with several students pushing every boundary repeatedly. I set down expectations, and sometimes students question the… . . . → Read More: A Puff of Absurdity: On Expectations and Time Limits

Politics and its Discontents: Will Any Woman Do?

There’s a special place in hell for women who don’t help each other.So said the first woman to become the United States Secretary of State, Madeleine Albright, at a rally for Hillary Clinton. Surely I am not the only one disgusted by the implication of… . . . → Read More: Politics and its Discontents: Will Any Woman Do?

Dead Wild Roses: The DWR Sunday Disservice – Summation of How I Deal with Sunday Door Knockers.

Filed under: Atheism, Cute Tagged: Dogma and Doorknockers, The DWR Sunday Disservice . . . → Read More: Dead Wild Roses: The DWR Sunday Disservice – Summation of How I Deal with Sunday Door Knockers.