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Writings of J. Todd Ring: Scotland, Crimea and the Right To Self-Determination

Do the people of Scotland have the right to vote in a referendum to determine their own future? Of course they do. Just as the people of Greece had, and have, the right to vote in a referendum as to whether or not to stay in the EU. And do the people of Crimea have […]

Writings of J. Todd Ring: Referendum On Scottish Independence: Why it matters to us all – no matter who we are or where we live

An excellent overview of the Scottish referendum on independence, which is happening today, was just pointed out to me by a friend – and, we should note that the referendum has great significance all around the world, and not only for the Scots. The article is well worth two minutes of your time to read, I […]

Left Over: Dazed & Confused, Depressed & Not Amused….

By now the entire country knows what happened here in BC…the re-election of the Provincial Liberals (or Con-Lites) …to say that I am depressed is to state the case in an all-too delicate way.

If I can derive any tiny bit of satisfaction from the election, it is that… a) my old home riding, Kitsilano in Vancouver, did not elect Christy Clark as their MLA – and this is Gordon Campbell’s old riding, where we fought long and hard to unseat him (unsuccessfully, I should add)… and b) Vancouver Island, my current home base, stubbornly true to form, went (Read more…)

An individual with opinions.: Underlooked Stephen Harper quotes P5: Canadian indepedence

Part 5 of underlooked Stephen Harper quotes. Part one, two, three and four here.   Quebec and Americanism/Corporatism

And ironically, says Mr. Harper, that same aspect of Quebec’s social distinctiveness is what makes it unsuitable for independence. ‘The only real independence is economic independence’ he says. ‘When you don’t have that, you don’t have anything.’ 19/02/1996

Harper, again, with the truth! This is a really wonderful quote, because it can be perfectly applied to the situation between Canada and America.

America is the largest foreign owner of anything Canadian, naturally, with NAFTA that opened up our markets (Read more…)

The Sir Robert Bond Papers: Autonomy and Legitimate Aspirations #nlpoli

Nova Scotia Premier Darrell Dexter is ringing the bells, trying to alarm Canadians to the fact the federal government is trying to withdraw funding from areas that are generally provincial responsibility under the Constitution.

You can see a lengthy interview Dexter gave to Evan Solomon of CBC’s Power and Politics on the Mother Corp’s website.  “They are pursuing what some people call a disentangled federalism,” Dexter warned.  Dexter described the country in a curious way, where the federal government pays for things and the provincial governments do them.

It’s curious because that isn’t what the people who wrote

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Akaash Maharaj - Practical Idealism: TVO’s The Agenda: The Raj, the Reich, and the Good Fight – Akaash Maharaj Videocast

Gandhi and Bose were brothers in the hunger for justice, and both had followers who were willing to die for freedom rather than live as slaves. But one group was so blinded by passion for its cause, that it was willing to join hands with regimes whose very names have become bywords for evil in almost every spoken language on the planet.