The Scott Ross: The Defence Of Tom Flanagan

To a calm and rational observer, the statement “viewing child pornography is victimless” is true. To an emotional person prone to sensationalism, for writing that first line, I should be reported to the RCMP. On Wednesday night Tom Flanagan, a former adviser to Stephen Harper, spoke to a small crowd in Lethbridge, Alberta, where he ...

Do No Pass Go! No Soup for You!

The thing about Hugh McFadyen that sets off people’s bullshit detectors is his penchant for resorting to stunts that are cheap, cheesy, and perhaps worthy of a Junior running for Class President, but notsomuch when it comes to being the Premier. It’s the whole lack of maturity thing. One would thing that a man of ...

ParliamANT Hill: Hackers pull off PM choking hoax

Inspired by this headline:  Hackers pull off Harper choking hoax

Environmental Law Alert Blog: Fines, jail time and polluters

Friday, June 3, 2011 A recent environmental conviction in Abbotsford raises serious questions about environmental sentencing in BC and Canada.  Where polluters are handling hazardous wastes or carrying on other business practices that could easily harm human health and entire ecosystems, failing to comply with the law is a big problem, and should be treated ...

World Headlines Review: Egypt and the Press: Stories and Stories

Coverage of the uprising in Egypt in its second week has become characterised by a number of types of reports, most of which paint colorful pictures, but do little to inform on the situation.  There are the political discussions as to the West’s reaction, and how the uprising will unbalance the Arab world and its ...

World Headlines Review: Basra and Iraq: Oil and Expectations

A strange portrait of the Southern-Iraqi city of Basra is painted in a recent and brief Economist article.  Better than Baghdad struggles to find real evidence of improvement of quality of life or opportunity in Basra, which is Iraq’s international oil and shipping hub and home to a large disenfranchised Shia population. Basrawi Street by ...

This is a gift…

So, my loyal readers, I’m sure that you’ve all been keeping up to date on the activities. Well, the police went overboard (like I predicted) and brutalized SO many people. My girlfriend was part of the group that got boxed in on Queen and Spadina on Sunday… I was so scared! But she got out ...

Portugal — a model of the future! Part ONE

Part One of a Two-Part Special Series! So I’m sure those of you who keep up with the news have read at some point or another that Portugal decriminalized all drugs in 2001. This decision was supported by a huge majority of their society, from lawmakers to law enforcement, social workers, medical professionals and of ...

Making the system work? Yeah, right!

The following is an editorial from the Ottawa Sun about a week or two ago. MAKING THE SYSTEM WORKPrisoners incarcerated for crimes against society think theyhave “rights” The right to have needles for injecting drugs; andpaid for by taxpayers? Criminals are in prison for rehabilitation, not tocontinue doing what got them there in the first ...