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The Canadian Progressive: Muhammad Ali rewrote the rule book for athletes as celebrities and activists

The late Muhammad Ali “was much bigger than boxing. He came, from the late 1960s onwards, to symbolise resistance to racism, militarism and inequality.” The post Muhammad Ali rewrote the rule book for athletes as celebrities and activists appeared firs… . . . → Read More: The Canadian Progressive: Muhammad Ali rewrote the rule book for athletes as celebrities and activists

mark a rayner: Are you a famous writer yet?

This flowchart may help you answer this “important” question: Alltop is a famous humor aggregator. Flowchart by electric literature

Left Over: Huffington Post: Big Brother is Unstoppable……

I don’t think I’m alone in this..I hate Facebook and the site has morphed into..a crassly capitalist commercial, 24/7…and after telling us that they would use whatever images we had foolishly uploaded for whatever purposes they deemed beneficial to them, and that our privacy was, essentially, at an end, I closed my accounts. That was . . . → Read More: Left Over: Huffington Post: Big Brother is Unstoppable……

Melissa Fong: Russell Brand admits he “suffers from the ol’ sexism”

I suppose Brand is also reading and listening to the critics too:

One thing I’ve learned and was surprised by is that I may suffer from the ol’ sexism. I can only assume I have an unaddressed cultural hangover, like my adorable Nan who had a heart that shone like a pearl but was, let’s . . . → Read More: Melissa Fong: Russell Brand admits he “suffers from the ol’ sexism”

The Scott Ross: How Harper Made The Senate More Accountable, Even If Just A Little

If Justin Beiber was in the Canadian Senate it would be the most watched institution in all of government, and, undoubtedly, the most accountable.

For if the Biebs walked down the Ottawan red carpet into that similarly coloured chamber, his every action would be televised, sensationalized, and scrutinized. There wouldn’t be a Bieber vote that . . . → Read More: The Scott Ross: How Harper Made The Senate More Accountable, Even If Just A Little

The Scott Ross: How Harper Made The Senate More Accountable, Even If Just A Little

If Justin Beiber was in the Canadian Senate it would be the most watched institution in all of government, and, undoubtedly, the most accountable.For if the Biebs walked down the Ottawan red carpet into that similarly coloured chamber, his every action… . . . → Read More: The Scott Ross: How Harper Made The Senate More Accountable, Even If Just A Little

The Scott Ross: Dehumanizing Humanity

The more we call a murderer an animal or treat a hero like a god, we not only dehumanize them, we dehumanize ourselves.

What differentiates us from animals is our higher consciousness, treating any other person like a wild animal to be put down or a deity to be worshiped strips them of their humanity. . . . → Read More: The Scott Ross: Dehumanizing Humanity

Death By Trolley: Whose death would stun the Western World?

A month ago I asked readers What is the most misunderstood idea of all time?

My next big (slightly morbid) question is Whose death would stun the Western World?

A few years ago when Michael Jackson unexpectedly died, it felt like the world sort of skipped a few beats. I was in South Korea at . . . → Read More: Death By Trolley: Whose death would stun the Western World?

The Scott Ross: America, Canada’s Monarchy

The Queen is unelected by Canadians, is ultimately responsible for Canada’s well-being, and exerts no influence over Canadian affairs. The President of the United States is unelected by Canadians, has no responsibility for Canada’s well-being, and exer… . . . → Read More: The Scott Ross: America, Canada’s Monarchy

The Scott Ross: Trudeau, Harper And Canadians Lack Substance

Critics claim Justin Trudeau has no substance when it comes to policy, they fail to realize that neither does Stephen Harper, nor any other leader or party; not to mention the fact that Canadians increasingly don’t care.

This is not a defense of Justin Trudeau but an offence committed by Canadians.

Politics has increasingly . . . → Read More: The Scott Ross: Trudeau, Harper And Canadians Lack Substance

The Scott Ross: The Unpopular Reason To Support A Popular Trudeau

Voting for a celebrity because he is a celebrity may sound superficial but it is made all the more substantial by the changing context of Canadian politics.

Party membership in developed countries has been declining for years, surveys have shown that voters are identifying less with parties and more with specific causes. For a party . . . → Read More: The Scott Ross: The Unpopular Reason To Support A Popular Trudeau

The Scott Ross: Kate Middleton Exposes Canada’s Need For The Monarchy

Once a monarchy is to be defended like a Lindsay Lohan, the country that ultimately depends on it for stability will end up in far worse places than rehab.

Besides more than enough skin, pictures of a half naked Kate Middleton have revealed why Canada still needs the monarchy. Not so much because . . . → Read More: The Scott Ross: Kate Middleton Exposes Canada’s Need For The Monarchy

Dented Blue Mercedes: On Trans Celebrities

“Cloud Atlas” will be winding its way to movie theaters shortly, being billed as an exploration of “how the actions and consequences of individual lives impact one another throughout the past, the present and the future. Action, mystery and romance weave dramatically through the story as one soul is shaped from a killer into a . . . → Read More: Dented Blue Mercedes: On Trans Celebrities