Congrats

Congratulations Dippers and Greens, what an historic showing.The Bloc might be history, as in the not so distant past and the Cons get their coveted majority at the expense of the Liberals. I for one am leery of the future with a Conservative majority…*shudder*  Subscribe in a reader Original post blogged on zerodivision.

The Cost of Living

Rising household costs continue to affect Canadians and there is no relief in sight. Canadians, who are already finding difficulty in choosing between paying their bills or putting food on the table, will feel the squeeze continuing into the later half of 2011 and no doubt beyond that. It isn’t just the costs of fuel ...

May out of debate, again

Elizabeth May has once again been denied the opportunity to particpate in the leader’s debate. It is a repeat of 2008 when the broadcasting consortium said she wasn’t invited, yet due to public pressure, she was invited after all. I am guessing, and hoping that public pressure will make them change their minds again for ...

The more things change, the more they stay the same

It’s like Dsert Storm in 1991 all over again. Back then I was a youngin of 14 years of age and what I saw on CNN was awesome to me at the time. Anti-aircraft shells sgoing off in the night sky with the cool green glow of night vision. Patriot missles and scud missiles were ...

United States of Embarassment

I’ve said it time and time again that governments, specifically the United States and the Canadian variety do not condone peaceful protests. Take this latest example of Ray McGovern being forcefully removed and roughed up during a speech by Hillary Clinton. What is interesting in all of this is the fact that Clinton was opining ...

Stephen Harper supports democratic protests?

Stephen Harper is a champion of the right to protest, as long as it doesn’t include violence and as long as it doesn’t occur in his Canada. He has on a few occasions opined that he firmly supports the protest de jour in whatever country there happens to be people setting themselves on fire or ...

On Mental Health

This past week, a man by the name of Steven Michael Kokotec was taken to hospital for psychiatric reasons, and after being released, he jumped off a ten story parking garage, killing himself. On December 23, another patient, Margaret Draskovich, walked out of the psychiatric ward never to be seen or heard from again. The ...