Assorted content for your weekend reading.- Stephen Hawking discusses the crucial distinction between seeing money as a means of pursuing worthy ends versus treating it a goal in and of itself – and notes that we should be wary of political choices bas… . . . → Read More: Accidental Deliberations: Saturday Afternoon Links
Richard Hughes-Just another Political Blogger
MSM legislative Global TV guy Keith Baldrey is a master on Twitter. He is not without a developed sense of distortion, as is clear in this provocative deviation from reality highlighted in Charlie Smith’s memo below.
In truth, the blogosphere is multi dimensional in its coverage, much of . . . → Read More: Cowichan Conversations: Charlie Smith’s Memo to Keith Baldrey: Democracy is Already Imperilled
Assorted content for your weekend reading.
– Charlie Smith discusses – and then follows up on – Donald Gutstein’s work in tracing the connections between the Harper Cons and the shadowy, U.S.-based network of right-wing propaganda mills: In Harperism: How Stephen Harper and His Think Tank Colleagues Have Transformed Canada (James Lorimer & Company Ltd.), . . . → Read More: Accidental Deliberations: Saturday Morning Links
Charlie Smith was heard on CBC’s ‘On the Coast’s ‘Political Panel this afternoon. Bill Tieleman and Alise Mills were the other panelists. Charlie was cut short when responding to Alise Mills. Is this video his reply?
Press Progress, which is an arm of the Broadbent Institute, has released a video rebutting Premier Christy Clark’s talking . . . → Read More: Cowichan Conversations: Video: Deconstructing Christy Clark spin on teachers strike and lockout
Charlie Smith: Thought-Provoker
We all agree with the principle that Polluters should pay for the impact of their pollution. So why not make those responsible for the inflated prices of homes in our cities pay a tax – the Inflators should pay principle? Consider this question posed by a London city council for debate . . . → Read More: CuriosityCat: Our housing problems: Should we charge an Inflation Tax on absentee home owners?
Richard Hughes-Political Blogger
Hardly a day goes by without hearing of another environmental disaster. In most cases they are easily traceable back to the doorsteps of greedy ‘Oil and Gas Corporations’ combined with reduced or eliminated federal and provincial regulations.
Do we hear outrage and a call to action from our Prime Minister . . . → Read More: Cowichan Conversations: The Government of Canada Must Respect the First Nations Rights and Treaties
Assorted content for your Sunday reading.
– Frank Graves’ review of the current state of Canadian politics focuses in on the growing gap between the Cons’ waning interest in listening to the public, and their growing expenditures on advertising and marketing: In Canada in 2006, the federal government spent roughly the same amount of money . . . → Read More: Accidental Deliberations: Sunday Morning Links
Miscellaneous material for your Monday reading.- Peter O’Neil and Tara Carman report on the Cons’ strategy of importing temporary foreign workers to drive down wages across Canada. And Craig McInnes juxtaposes that plan against the need for viable care… . . . → Read More: Accidental Deliberations: Monday Morning Links
Georgia Straight Editor Charlie Smith comments on the surprising results .
Thank you Georgia Straight editor Charlie Smith. I needed that. In the midst of unrelenting bad news broken up only by worse news — pipeline debates, carnage in Syria, the federal government’s ongoing dismantlement of Canada’s worthiest accomplishments — a good laugh was just what the doctor ordered.
On the Straight’s website yesterday, Smith . . . → Read More: Song of the Watermelon: Stockwell Day for Premier?
Charlie Smith asks the “The $10-billion question: why isn’t the F-35 scandal on the front page of “important” newspapers?” Good question. Well, we know about the Globe & Mail. Loved Bush, adored the Iraq invasion and endorsed Harper. But the rest of the media?
So where did the Globe and Mail place the fighter-jet scandal . . . → Read More: The Straight pummels Globe & Mail and other ‘important newspapers’ for lack of F-35 coverage