The Disaffected Lib: Do You Know Anyone?

Perhaps she’s a friend or acquaintance. Maybe he’s a relative or a co-worker. They could be in their 20s or their 70s, doesn’t matter. What sets them apart from other friends and other acquaintances, other relatives or other co-workers, is that they have already succumbed to a belief in fake news and conspiracy theories. They ...

Cowichan Conversations: Mulcair: Anti-Terrorism Bill’s Wording Makes It Easier For Government To Spy On Foes

                        Recent story in Huffington Post–CP  |  By Jim Bronskill, The Canadian Press OTTAWA – Information-sharing measures in proposed anti-terrorism legislation are so broadly worded they would allow the government to spy on its political foes, NDP Leader Tom Mulcair says. Mulcair took exception ...

mark a rayner | scribblings, squibs & sundry monkey joys: Tinfoil hat alert!

Kirby Ferguson, who made the highly enjoyable “Everything is a remix” web documentary, has a new project out, which may be of interest to all you paranoid groovy people. You can just go sign up for the series here. Assuming … Continue reading →

Politics, Re-Spun: America the Not-So-Beautiful: God Shat His Grace On Thee

Close your eyes, and conjure up a mental image of the stereotype of the Ugly American. Loud. Large. Willfully ignorant of customs and countries that lie beyond the border of the US -of- A. Rabidly proselytizing the gospel of liberty, freedom and patriotism bestowed unto their nation via God and gun. A walking caricature of ...

Song of the Watermelon: False Flags and Vapour Trails: Reflections on Conspiracy Theory

Yesterday, I attended a talk here in Vancouver by author and activist Yves Engler, promoting his latest book The Ugly Canadian: Stephen Harper’s Foreign Policy. While the talk was very informative, most of the entertainment came during the question-and-answer session towards the end, during which a pair of audience members raised the topics of false ...

somecanuckchick dot com: Fixed Election Date #FAIL

WTF does not even begin to convey my complete and utter shock and disgust… Today, in the House of Commons, during Question Period, the interim leader of the Liberal Party of Canada asked the Prime Minister about Canada’s fixed election date (known as #elxn42 to the #cdnpoli Twitterati), the legislation that created it, whether or ...