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Montreal Simon: Please Help Save the Brutalized Albinos of Malawi

As you may know, I despise bullies of any kind with a passion. Especially those who terrorize children.And this has to be one of the most horrifying bullying stories I've ever heard about. It's like a bloody zombie movie.And it couldn't … . . . → Read More: Montreal Simon: Please Help Save the Brutalized Albinos of Malawi

somecanuckchick dot com: These are the types of NDP candidates Thomas Mulcair stands behind…

These are the types of NDP candidates Thomas Mulcair stands behind…

Intolerance

Rosemont—La Petite-Patrie

Alexandre Boulerice says the NDP is against the niqab! [VIDEO, en français!]

Mégantic—L’Érable

Jean-François Delisle says the NDP should reopen Constitution to deal with the niqab. FYI Jean-François Delisle has backed off his initial statement that the NDP should reopen the . . . → Read More: somecanuckchick dot com: These are the types of NDP candidates Thomas Mulcair stands behind…

Politics, Re-Spun: What Kind of Politicians Ignore THEIR OWN SCIENTISTS?

In BC and Canada, politicians actively ignore the people and their own scientists. Why?

OK, you tell me.

What do you call politicians who ignore their own scientists?

It’s not a trick question.

What if scientists tell their political bosses about the climate impacts of ramping up a mythical $1 trillion LNG industry, then . . . → Read More: Politics, Re-Spun: What Kind of Politicians Ignore THEIR OWN SCIENTISTS?

Politics, Re-Spun: Carbon Energy Is Dead, Wake Up?

The math is so easy. So why is BC ramping up coal and LNG production? STOP THEM!

 

It really doesn’t get any simpler than this.

Climate realities mean not ignoring science. Here’s some math. Let’s get off the coal, oil and gas.

Click on the image for more enlightenment!

June 16, 2014 Hey, . . . → Read More: Politics, Re-Spun: Carbon Energy Is Dead, Wake Up?

Politics, Re-Spun: People Should Stop Attacking The Margaret Wente

It doesn’t matter that she hasn’t read Naomi Klein’s new book about climate change.

It doesn’t matter because the internet of things.

It doesn’t matter because most of what’s important in the world is in the comment section of news stories, not the stories themselves. We all know journalists are biased anyways.

She is a . . . → Read More: Politics, Re-Spun: People Should Stop Attacking The Margaret Wente

Politics, Re-Spun: Occupying Homelessness?

Homelessness isn’t a policy thing regarding random people. It’s a thing for actual people. It’s not abstract, it’s in our face, yet we live in denial.

Clearly, I’m no brain surgeon. But if there are homeless people, a civilized culture would find a way to use a progressive tax system to house them. . . . → Read More: Politics, Re-Spun: Occupying Homelessness?

Melissa Fong: Ignorance VS Hatefulness: How to talk about explain gay-bashing in Sochi

I’m kind of tired of people describing some racists, misogynists and homophobes as “ignorance”. ’Ignorance’ means that they just don’t know better, they are missing information and they just need […]

Politics, Re-Spun: The Ultimate New Year’s Resolution

It’s mostly us.

Many of us have heard of the idea of planning policy to consider effects seven generations downline. We’re pretty smart. It shouldn’t be that hard. But we have many incentives to think short term. Sometimes so short that we are ignorantly and apathetically victimizing our descendants.

But I’m going to . . . → Read More: Politics, Re-Spun: The Ultimate New Year’s Resolution

Driving The Porcelain Bus: No One To Blame For Rob Ford But The Media And Ignorance

This article in the Toronto Star points to the voters as those solely to blame for Rob Ford being elected.I disagree. The voters are partially to blame, but there were other major factors.1) The MediaThe Media is very much to blame for the election of … . . . → Read More: Driving The Porcelain Bus: No One To Blame For Rob Ford But The Media And Ignorance

Driving The Porcelain Bus: No One To Blame For Rob Ford But The Media And Ignorance

This article in the Toronto Star points to the voters as those solely to blame for Rob Ford being elected.

I disagree. The voters are partially to blame, but there were other major factors.

1) The MediaThe Media is very much to blame for the election of Rob Ford. During the election campaign they, pretty . . . → Read More: Driving The Porcelain Bus: No One To Blame For Rob Ford But The Media And Ignorance

LeDaro: Pauline Marois: Her proposed Charter of Hate-Values

It is already having an impact as a Muslim woman was harassed on  a city bus by a bigoted moron.

Also a mosque in Saguenay was attacked and disfigured.

“A substance that appears to be pig’s blood was sprayed on the front of the mosque Saturday, and a letter containing hate comments was also left at . . . → Read More: LeDaro: Pauline Marois: Her proposed Charter of Hate-Values

The Political Road Map: Someone Always Has To Die…

It has been a pretty busy week so far and this beautiful weather has been a much needed treat(ment) for the woes of working a stressful job and trying to get by. Fortunate for me, but unfortunately for 500 other people, there will no longer be good and bad days, nice weather or poor, just . . . → Read More: The Political Road Map: Someone Always Has To Die…

Dead Wild Roses: Anti-Intellectualism in America

Browsing my news feed I found this piece and decided it was scary enough to share with everyone. I think I’d like to read Papantonio’s book and see what she has to say. Here is a radio dealing with her premise and some related information from Raw Story.

“In her book, Papantonio explained, Jacobs . . . → Read More: Dead Wild Roses: Anti-Intellectualism in America

The Sir Robert Bond Papers: General Ignorance #nlpoli

CBC’s Heather Barrett had a solid commentary this weekend on the recent revelations about how much young people in the province’s university don’t know about stuff.

Lack of inquisitiveness.

Well, young people aren’t the only ones who don’t know basic stuff.

Remember this cabinet minister?  As we told you in 2009,

According to Oram, . . . → Read More: The Sir Robert Bond Papers: General Ignorance #nlpoli

LeDaro: New York Subway Murder: What is this world coming to?

Image from surveillance video released by the NYPD shows a woman wanted in the subway push death of a man in Queens on Thursday, Dec. 27, 2012. / WCBS

It is staggering that there are such people out there, people capable of such hatred and cruelty. A woman shoved a man onto a subway track . . . → Read More: LeDaro: New York Subway Murder: What is this world coming to?

The Scott Ross: Conservative Fiscal Deficits & Ignorant Surpluses

Though many would say that fiscal deficits from this Conservative government are the most worrying, their lack of economic knowledge is far more dangerous. Before showing the economic ignorance of Conservative MP Pierre Poilievre a quick introduction… . . . → Read More: The Scott Ross: Conservative Fiscal Deficits & Ignorant Surpluses

Dead Wild Roses: Seen.

This is not photoshop.

What is colon hydrotherapy, you ask? It’s an enormous enema. A Dieticians of Canada publication describes it as follows:

Colonic cleansing or irrigation, touted as a treatment for cleansing the colon, involves the insertion of a rubber tube through the rectum into the large intestine. A continuous forced flow . . . → Read More: Dead Wild Roses: Seen.

Politics, Re-Spun: Challenging Homophobic NHL Fans

Having spent some time recently examining the NHL’s and NHLPA’s collective negligence about headshots, I was inspired to address the homophobia that surrounds hockey fandom last night. Sure the Canucks lost, but before that, someone called them a bunch of faggles in Twitterland. How did that all go down, and what hope is there that . . . → Read More: Politics, Re-Spun: Challenging Homophobic NHL Fans

Brian Lilley Apparently Has Problems With Women Having Access To Health Care

Ol’ Brian is livid, I tell you, boys ‘n’ girls, just livid! He must be still smarting from Justin Trudeau showing Senator Brazeau who’s boss in the boxing ring last week-end. Nah! He’s always been that wingnutty. Brian’s latest beef at the silly Lilley pad? A large Planned Parenthood complex being built next . . . . . → Read More: Brian Lilley Apparently Has Problems With Women Having Access To Health Care

Word to Peggy Wente And Comic Relief: A Cheesy Cartoon And Latest From Montreal Icons, Bowser and Blue

Keep thinking you live in a democracy, dear.

What’s happened to my country? I went away for a couple of weeks and all hell broke loose. I came back to find that someone named Poutine stole the last election. At first I thought this was a typo, that they meant Putin.

Go . . . . . → Read More: Word to Peggy Wente And Comic Relief: A Cheesy Cartoon And Latest From Montreal Icons, Bowser and Blue

Progressive Proselytizing: The staggering ignorance of the public on Iran

A new CBS/Opinion Research poll indicates that 71% of Americans believe that Iran already has a nuclear weapon. Sigh. While it certainly should not be a surprise anymore given numerous past polling of a similar level of absurdity, it is still nonetheless disheartening. For the record, it is absolutely false that Iran has a . . . → Read More: Progressive Proselytizing: The staggering ignorance of the public on Iran

One Town’s War on Gay Teens | #uspoli #lgbt

One Town’s War on Gay Teens | Politics News | Rolling Stone:

“Asked on a radio program whether the anti-gay agenda of her ilk bore any responsibility for the bullying and suicides, Barb Anderson, co-author of the original “No Homo Promo,” held fast to her principles, blaming pro-gay groups for the tragedies. She explained that . . . → Read More: One Town’s War on Gay Teens | #uspoli #lgbt

A Simple Statement Of (Rationalist/Atheist) Creed

It is high time to realize that it is not wise to continue indulging irrational, ideology-driven, religious-driven, science-rejecting, mendacious, folks by allowing them to spew their bullshit without being called upon it – for the lame sake of “civility”. Allow me to offer to you my argument why:For too long now, too numerous people out . . . → Read More: A Simple Statement Of (Rationalist/Atheist) Creed

Christie Blatchy Blatchford Misses John Wayne And Other Machismo–Plus Other Bonus Tracks

Poor Chrissie, down time from hanging around the Shafia trial and sounding “honour killing” dog whistles is proving not to suit her too much. Her latest column in the Nasty post proves as much. I guess during down time for Chrissie, she can only write so many autobiographical columns about being a bitter . . . . . → Read More: Christie Blatchy Blatchford Misses John Wayne And Other Machismo–Plus Other Bonus Tracks

Tom Flanagan: Time For Climate Change Deniers to Come Out of The Closet

Yep, ol’ Tom is a denier and proud of it, boys ‘n’ girls! He also wants all deniers to ‘come out of the closet’! Er, Tom, hasn’t that ship already sailed a long time ago, and haven’t they been debunked over and over again? Somewhere, Dr Jabba the Roy must be ga ga . . . . . → Read More: Tom Flanagan: Time For Climate Change Deniers to Come Out of The Closet