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Scripturient: Dinner at the Bent Taco

We had dinner at the Bent Taco on Pine Street last night. Collingwood’s nuevo-Mexican restaurant is not exactly Mexican but influenced by it, and in a good way. Food was excellent. If you haven’t been there, you should go. Very popular place and I wondered why it took so long for us to get there. … Continue reading “Dinner at the Bent Taco” . . . → Read More: Scripturient: Dinner at the Bent Taco

Things Are Good: Get Drunk While Wasting Nothing

Alcohol production is very energy intensive due to the temperature changes and sheer number of plant resources that go into it. Alcohol production is therefore quite wasteful. However, on the consumption side of alcohol the waste can be dramatically reduced. You may have seen bartenders squeezing a lime then discarding it or similar practices. Soon […]

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Cowichan Conversations: Alcohol vs Weed

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The Canadian Progressive: Underage girls, booze and other reasons to dump Conservative MP Rick Dykstra

Struggling to figure out why you should dump Conservative MP Rick Dykstra? He reportedly bought booze for underage girls at the Mansion House nightclub in St. Catharines, where he is seeking re-election during the Oct. 19 federal election.

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Montreal Simon: My Full, Frank, and Totally Sober Defence of Elizabeth May

I didn't think I'd have to ride to the defence of Elizabeth May again. I thought one post was enough. But since she has been mercilessly pilloried, and some are actually suggesting she should resign, and you know how I hate bullies.I thought I better write another one, and restate the obvious.Read more »

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Scripturient: Blog & Commentary: The Canadian Way of Drinking

Do you drink a glass of wine with dinner every night? That puts you in the top 30 percent of American adults in terms of per-capita alcohol consumption. If you drink two glasses, that would put you in the top 20 percent. When I read that in the Washington Post, I went, yikes! I have . . . → Read More: Scripturient: Blog & Commentary: The Canadian Way of Drinking

Alberta Diary: Why underage drinking at 24 Sussex Drive is no joke for the Harper Government

Awwwww, everybody drinks to much, just like the National Post says! Fuggedaboudit. Look at these young guys, partying it up at 24 Sussex Drive! Below: Ben Harper in 2010.

VICTORIA, B.C.

The National Post wants Canadians to smarten up and pay attention: Everybody drinks too much, OK? Even our reporters! So shut up . . . → Read More: Alberta Diary: Why underage drinking at 24 Sussex Drive is no joke for the Harper Government

Montreal Simon: Stephen Harper and the Scandal at 24 Sussex Drive

Well compared to all the other scandals he is facing this may not be the biggest. Paramedics were called to the Prime Minister’s official residence in Ottawa over the weekend after an 18-year-old woman suffered from severe intoxication. The Ottawa Paramedic Service confirmed that it responded to a call involving an 18-year-old who suffered . . . → Read More: Montreal Simon: Stephen Harper and the Scandal at 24 Sussex Drive

Melissa Fong: Electronic music, raves & Toronto’s moral panic on drugs

…they do the work because they want to re-produce the type of city they want to live- the type of city that is worth living in. … …not all entertainment is built the same- some of these very worth while performers and promotors can’t jump through your hoops, or will grow tired doing so. These . . . → Read More: Melissa Fong: Electronic music, raves & Toronto’s moral panic on drugs

Melissa Fong: Getting drunk will get you raped = How you should NOT interpret this data

… Now, I know a lot of people are going to interpret this data wrongly. You are going to be tempted to think, “Well, more reason to act like a proper lady and not get drunk at bars. If you don’t get drunk, you won’t be taken advantage of.” This would be the wrong conclusion. . . . → Read More: Melissa Fong: Getting drunk will get you raped = How you should NOT interpret this data

Left Over: Rob Ford: I’m No Edsel…

 

Toronto Mayor Rob Ford ‘could easily get re-elected’ The mayor’s base of support hasn’t eroded much, say experts

By Andre Mayer, CBC News Posted: Nov 05, 2013 5:00 AM ET Last Updated: Nov 05, 2013 6:32 AM ET

 

Ford’s so-called ‘apology’ was the smart move for him…after all, it worked for Gordon Campbell, . . . → Read More: Left Over: Rob Ford: I’m No Edsel…

Melissa Fong: Eliminating clubland: Planning for the right dance & social spaces in the city

Eliminating clubland: Planning for the right dance & social spaces in the city I’m going to respond to this article from an Urban Planning point of view, but also from a Feminist and “dance-positive” point of view [2]. This month I have been dreading my move back to Vancouver – for many reasons- one of . . . → Read More: Melissa Fong: Eliminating clubland: Planning for the right dance & social spaces in the city

CANADIAN PROGRESSIVE WORLD: The real “gateway drug” is alcohol, not marijuana

With the recent passage of crime Bill C-10 into law, we can expect a lot of young and first-time Canadian marijuana users in our high school system to do real time in jail. That’s because of the Conservative government’s’ tough-on-crime agenda and legendary disdain for evidence. And, especially, the long-standing societal myth that marijuana is . . . → Read More: CANADIAN PROGRESSIVE WORLD: The real “gateway drug” is alcohol, not marijuana

Bill Longstaff: Drunk driving a capital offense?

If you think that Alberta’s new drunk driving laws are tough, consider Iran. Two Iranians, their names not released by authorities, have been sentenced to death for persistent consumption of alcohol. Not that they weren’t warned. They had been convicted twice before and subjected to 160 lashes each time, but they couldn’t stay on the . . . → Read More: Bill Longstaff: Drunk driving a capital offense?