Alberta Politics: Others sure to suffer as Sudden Apocalyptic Deficit Syndrome strikes affluent, older, white males from Saskatchewan

PHOTOS: The economic landscape nowadays in Saskatchewan. Below: Economist and New York Times columnist Paul Krugman (Twitter), Canadian economists Jim Stanford (Twitter) and Toby Sanger, and, of course, Saskatchewan Premier Brad Wall. Saskatchewan appears to be suffering from a serious economic malady. Nobel Prize-winning economist and journalist Paul Krugman calls it “Austerity Fever.” Canadian economist ...

Life...A Small Spark Between Two Eternities: Trump Taps Advocate For Anti-LGBT Policies for Health and Human Services

President-elect Donald Trump has tapped U.S. Rep. Tom Price (R-GA) to be the administration’s nominee for director of Health and Human Services. Price, a medical doctor, has a long history of anti-LGBT legislative work and has been working to repeal the Affordable Care Act since its passage. The ACA (also known as “Obamacare”) provided coverage to millions ...

Life...A Small Spark Between Two Eternities: White Nationalists Rejoice at Trump’s Appointment of Breitbart’s Stephen Bannon

Recently, President Donald Trump made his official appointments, selecting Republican National Committee Chair Reince Priebus as his chief of staff and Stephen Bannon, head of Breitbart Media who temporarily took a leave of absence to become Trump’s campaign manager, as his “chief strategist and senior counselor.” The move to appoint Bannon to such an important ...

Life...A Small Spark Between Two Eternities: Former Executive Director of Anti-Immigrant Hate Group FAIR Joins Trump Administration

Julie Kirchner, the former executive director of the Federation for American Immigration Reform (FAIR), has been named chief of staff at U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP), the largest federal law enforcement agency of the United States Department of Homeland Security (DHS).  Kirchner worked at America’s most influential anti-immigrant organization for almost ten years before leaving in 2015 to ...

Warren Kinsella: A nation mirrored on one woman’s face

Was talking today to a banker friend who told me I had to see this. “You have to see what she does when he turns away,” she said. “She knows what he is really like. And she got away from him as soon as the inauguration was over.” And she did. pic.twitter.com/sVsf83Gvpe — Warren Kinsella ...

Accidental Deliberations: Monday Evening Links

Miscellaneous material for your Monday reading. – Rahul Kalvapalle reports on the latest Ipsos poll showing how younger Canadians expect to lead a worse life than the generations who went before them. – PressProgress examines how inequality has been burgeoning under Christy Clark’s B.C. Lib government. And Maimuna Majumder notes that the toxic effects of ...

The Disaffected Lib: "A Giant Gift to China."

It makes you wonder about the Giant Orange Bloat’s “thought envirnoment.” Today in TrumpLand, the order of the day was the presidential decree withdrawing the United States from the Trans Pacific Partnership. A Japanese news service reported China is stepping into the vacuum with a new trade deal,  a lot like the doomed TPP, only ...

THE CAREGIVERS' LIVING ROOM A Blog by Donna Thomson: HOW VIRTUAL REALITY IS REVOLUTIONISING DEMENTIA CARE

As my regular readers know, I’m a huge fan of technology. It is my pleasure to host an exciting guest post about virtual reality possibilities for dementia care.  This is really exciting stuff! Today’s guest blogger is Gillian Douglass, medical writer for Oxley Homecare in NSW, Australia.  We’ve all heard the jokes about not giving ...

The Disaffected Lib: Too Good Not to Share. Zondag Met Lubach on Trump. Brace Yourself, This is Hilarious.

This is one I think you’re going to want to pass around.

The Disaffected Lib: The Birth of a New World, Possibly Our Last.

From Deutsche Welle, “Hate Is In the Air”: “The old world of the 20th century is over for good” – Frank-Walter Steinmeier, the current German foreign minister and probable next head of state, is certainly not the kind of person to blurt something out without thinking, and here he has put things in a nutshell. And, ...

The Disaffected Lib: Carl Sagan Foresaw Today

Astronomer Carl Sagan left a vacuum with his passing. Fortunately, he also left behind a great deal of timeless wisdom. Consider this in the “alternative fact” world of Donald J. Trump. “I worry that, especially as the Millennium edges nearer, pseudoscience and superstition will seem year by year more tempting, the siren song of unreason ...

The Decarie Report: Jan. 23: I couldn’t escape Trump today.

The Guardian had much of little to say about Trump. This difficulty may continue for a time because Trump has no  political philosophy. EVen before he got elected, he was backing off from some of this promises.  Will he move the U.S. embassy in Israel to Jerusalem? Don’t bet on it. He’s already changing his ...

Politics and its Discontents: Facts Are Clearly Overrated

Thanks to my friend Jonathan for sending this along: Recommend this Post

Warren Kinsella: Should the CPC use Harper for fundraising?

If it works, sure. A snippet from this week’s Hill Times: Liberal strategist Warren Kinsella said Mr. Harper has always been a “polarizing candidate,” and, as a result, has the dual affect of mobilizing and motivating both Conservatives and Liberals. “The Conservatives are using him in fundraising because he’s popular with their vote, and Liberals ...

Warren Kinsella: Surveying the American/Canadian political landscape, I am reminded of this.

A lot.

The Disaffected Lib: Good News? Trump Has Rejected the Trans Pacific Partnership

The New York Times is reporting that Trump has said “no” to the Trans Pacific Partnership, the TPP. With Junior in trail that presumably takes Canada off the TPP hook. We’ll see. Are global trade deals now dead? Depends on who you listen to. There’s one school that thinks Trump’s bullying may spur the rise of ...

The Disaffected Lib: 2016 Was the Hottest Year on Record. So What?

2016 is in the books on the hottest year on record – since this data was recorded. 2016 stole the crown from the previous hottest year on record, 2015, which, in turn, displaced 2014 which had itself been the hottest year on record. We seem to be getting a lot of this record breaking business ...

Wise Law Blog: Top 10 Legal Headlines

Here are your Top 10 legal headlines from Wise Law on Twitter last week. A video posted by Wise Law Office (@wiselaw) on Jan 23, 2017 at 8:09am PST – Garry J. Wise, Toronto Visit our Toronto Law Office website: www.wiselaw.net Visit our website: www.wiselaw.net

Things Are Good: 6 Hour Workdays Work Fine

The eight hour work week that has become standard in the developed world is a result of the industrial revolution and the efforts of unions for reasonable working conditions (without unions who knows how long the workday would be!). Today the long workday doesn’t seem to be justified though. In Sweden a municipal government experimented ...

My journey with AIDS…and more!: The ever-present question: Now what?

I describe myself, rightly so I think, as a long-term survivor of AIDS and HIV.  I offer as evidence my being diagnosed with HIV in 1989 and my long, slow recovery from AIDS-related Cryptosporidiosis in the early 90s – the effects of which shadow me to this day. Over the years, due to a serious accident ...

Wise Law Blog: 140Law: Legal Headlines for the week of January 23, 2017

Here are this week’s leading legal news stories from Wise Law on Twitter Self-represented defendants are a tricky problem for justice system – Toronto Star Order to use anonymous tip in open court could end Crime Stoppers, charity says – National Post NB Chief justice wants judge-moving bill that grants veto government reviewed by Supreme Court ...

Parchment in the Fire: 3 takeaways from the French Socialist primary – POLITICO

http://www.politico.eu/article/3-takeaways-from-the-french-socialist-primary/ Filed under: Uncategorized

Warren Kinsella: Compare and contrast: alternative facts™ free zone

Trump’s limo passes empty stands on the day of his inauguration: A few folks (including my wife and daughter) get together with like-minded friends the next day: Oh, and at the march I participated in, in Toronto? More than 60,000 people. Enjoy the view from the window while you can, Unpresident. The next one is ...

Politics and its Discontents: The Haves Certainly Have It

This from today’s Letters To The Editor, to which I have nothing to add: Re: Two richest men as wealthy as poorest 30 per cent, Jan. 16 It is telling that this news report was not a front-page headline in the Star. As if the world needed any more data on the abject failure of ...

Montreal Simon: The Women’s Marches and the I Can’t Keep Quiet Song

I can't remember a more inspiring sight than the sight of all those millions of women and their supporters marching in Washington and all over the world.Or one that cheered me up more. I was worried that the ghastly predator Donald Trump would get away with all his crimes against women.But the women made it clear he won't.Read ...