Alberta Politics: Why Canadians are lucky Rona Ambrose was hanging around the Caribbean with a billionaire

PHOTOS: The scene abroad N. Murray Edwards’ yacht imagined. Actual Canadian bitumen billionaires and their onboard guests may not appear exactly as illustrated. Below: The real N. Murray Edwards, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau aboard a helicopter, although not the Aga Khan’s, Opposition Leader Rona Ambrose in a yacht harbor, and J.P. Veitch, Ms. Ambrose’s significant ...

Alberta Politics: It’s official: Departure of oil sands and hockey billionaire Murray Edwards had nothing to do with taxes

ILLUSTRATIONS: Alberta’s terrifying Temple of Tax, found on the media midway. So scary it even frightens billionaires away. Really! Below: Dr. Samuel Johnson, noted wit, N. Murray Edwards, oil sands billionaire (CBC photo), and Mr. James Boswell, biographer. It’s official. The departure of oil sands and hockey bazillionaire N. Murray Edwards from Alberta had nothing ...

daveberta.ca – Alberta Politics: Who will stand up for Alberta’s persecuted billionaire community?

A billionaire is moving away from Calgary and we should all be worried, the newspapers tell us. Postmedia newspapers reported recently that nameless sources are saying oil billionaire and Calgary Flames co-owner Murray Edwards is “switching his residency to the U.K. for tax… Continue Reading →

Alberta Politics: Hello Canada? This is London calling! … and we’re mildly confused

PHOTOS: BBC listeners, suitably equipped because they think they’re listening to Ezra Levant, tune into my words of wisdom from Canada. Actual 21st Century “media consumers” may not appear exactly as illustrated. Below: The weather in Britain … way better than here in Alberta … and a small digital bit of post-media cultural ephemera. What ...

Things Are Good: A Farm in a Bomb Shelter

Zero Carbon Food is a new company that has started a farm in downtown London. If that doesn’t sound strange enough, the farm is a in a bomb shelter. The company is using hydroponics and other modern technological approaches to food harvesting in order to make food even more local for Londoners. Has shipping costs ...

Anti-Racist Canada: The ARC Collective: Paul Fromm’s Annus Horribilis

The year 2015 has not been very good for Paulie. In fact, it seems to have been an especially bad year. Paulie's annus horribilis can actually be said to have begun in October 2014 when we, and evidently a lot of others, received an email contained two photos which featured Fromm and his girlfriend (he ...

Things Are Good: Artists Bring Peace to the Streets

Street art about peace is getting special attention in London these next few weeks. Artists from all over the world are going to explore the idea of ‘peace in our streets’ and what it means to them. It looks like it’ll be a great exhibit. If you’re in London you should check it out. The ...

Dead Wild Roses: The DWR Sunday Religious Disservice – Rear Admiral Stupid Has New Recruits.

   I was going to preface this post with a Captain Stupid character but I found that the outright level of stupid going on here required a (much) higher rank in the Hurr-Durr Legion to properly accommodate the conditions being described.  The leaders of the ulta-orthodox Belz sect in North London eminently qualify for Admiralty ...

Anti-Racist Canada: The ARC Collective: Southern Ontario Skins: A Cast of Stooges Part XII

It has been a while since we last wrote about London's Southern Ontario "Skinheads." In truth, they had been rather boring of late which isn't necessarily a bad thing since that generally means they aren't getting into trouble. We've heard rumors that some of the members had moved on and that the group was rife ...

Terahertz: Fringe party crashes election debate in Hornsey

I can safely say I just got home from one of the most bizarre electoral hustings I’ve ever been to. Tonight’s debate, hosted by Horsney Parish Church and moderated by Father Bruce Batstone, invited candidates from the five largest parties running in my constituency, Hornsey and Wood Green: Suhail Rahuja from the Conservative Party Gordon ...

cmkl: Heading home

After a short stay in London I’m heading home today. Currently enjoying Heathrow’s new terminal 2. Here’s a photo for you from yesterday’s walk about.

cmkl: Back on two feet

I made my way back to the bike hire place today, wending my way down from Hackney through Shoreditch, Liverpool Street and Bishopsgate to London Bridge. I don’t know quite how bike commuters handle it. I found riding very tense, the streets utterly choked with cars, buses and taxis. One close call with a moped ...

cmkl: Humbling ride through the wilds of Essex

At a certain point I just fell off the back. I’d been keeping up with the three Cycling Club Hackney riders in the group that chose the longer route, albeit wheel sucking the whole way. But about 10k from the planned rest stop the other riders just kinda floored it. I tried to match them ...

Left Over: Any Cardboard to Spare?

  Affordable housing in Vancouver within reach: Michael Geller Michael Geller says innovative design and financing ideas are key to creating more affordable Vancouver homes By Margaret Gallagher, CBC News Posted: Feb 02, 2015 7:29 AM PT Last Updated: Feb 02, 2015 7:29 AM PT   Yes, let’s crowd those poor people into micro-style sardine tins, ...

Things Are Good: London Lowered Speed Limits to Save Lives

Cars kill. Or is it like the gun debate – cars don’t kill people drivers kill people? Regardless of fault the results of car use as a primary means of transportation causes health problems and needless death. Cities around the world are taking steps to try and hold back cars (or is it drivers?) from ...

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 ...

Anti-Racist Canada: The ARC Collective: Southern Ontario Skins: A Cast of Stooges Part X

While the lead writer of the ARC Collective is planning on taking a hiatus for a month or so to recharge the batteries on a beach somewhere in Baja soon, it wouldn't seem right to leave when there are still a couple to loose ends to tie up.Then again, we don't expect this particular loose ...

Anti-Racist Canada: The ARC Collective: Southern Ontario Skins: A Cast of Stooges Part IX (Aftermath)

It really is funny how things can turn on a dime. As early as August 18, Brodie Walsh was a member in good standing of the Southern Ontario "Skinheads," posing with his fellow boneheads as they model their latest t-shirts: How come so many bonehead think that vacantly staring ata camera is intimidating? Oh, those ...

Anti-Racist Canada: The ARC Collective: Max and the SOS Don’t Seem Happy

While we will provide a much more detailed article regarding the Southern Ontario “Skinhead” backlash to our previous post on Brodie Walsh’s…. uhm…. indiscretion, we thought that for now this clip from the classic movie, “Airplane!” should suffice as a teaser since it best captures the subtle nuances of their reaction: More to come later, ...

Anti-Racist Canada: The ARC Collective: Southern Ontario Skins: A Cast of Stooges Part VIII (Nail in the Coffin)

Members of the Southern Ontario "Skinheads" keep giving us gold. It's as if they can't help making fools of themselves. The latest entry in our "Stooges" series is once again Brodie Walsh: See the really poorly executed "WaL$H" tattoo on Brodie's forearm? Remember it because you'l be seeing it again very shortly. Read more »

Anti-Racist Canada: The ARC Collective: An SOS Bombshell?

Okay, that might be selling it a little too much. They are, after all, boneheads. Be that as it may, we recently received some interesting photos taken in a public place of one Southern Ontario “Skinhead” member in what would constitute an awkward situation. Well, awkward if you’re a bonehead. We have to confirm things, ...

Anti-Racist Canada: The ARC Collective: Southern Ontario Skins: A Cast of Stooges Part VII

It would appear that McKee's Blood & Honour and Hynes' Southern Ontario "Skinheads" have decided to continue their little spat on our blog. Truth be told, we are more than pleased to facilitate their intellectual jousting, though referring to the bluff and bluster as "intellectual" might be to stretch the meaning of the word: Ah, ...

Anti-Racist Canada: The ARC Collective: Southern Ontario Skins: A Cast of Stooges Part VI (Greatest Email Exchange Ever!!!)

You know, there are times when we have to wonder what good karma we have amassed for fortune to fall into our laps. Ladies and gentlemen, might we introduce you to the newest member of the Southern Ontario "Skinheads", Jeremy Crawford: We should at this point provide a little background. Crawford actually contacted us in ...

Anti-Racist Canada: The ARC Collective: Southern Ontario Skins: A Cast of Stooges Part V

It's been a month and a bit since our last post in the "Stooges" series, but that isn't for lack of content. For example, Brodie Walsh has proven to be a goldmine of material. Here is a veritable Whitman's Sampler of Walsh d-baggery: Read more »

Anti-Racist Canada: The ARC Collective: Hate-Motivated Vandalism in London

There is a suspicion that this guy might just be someone we recently wrote about here. We aren’t entirely certain, but if any of our readers want to let us know who they think he is, we would very much appreciate the confirmation of our suspicions: London police seek man after discovery of ‘hate-motivated’ graffiti ...