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Politics – Toronto Lawyer | Omar Ha-Redeye: Remembering Rob Ford

He wasn’t a great mayor, but he will be greatly remembered.   . . . → Read More: Politics – Toronto Lawyer | Omar Ha-Redeye: Remembering Rob Ford

The Common Sense Canadian: Rafe: Weaver, BC Greens should quit backing private river power sham

Rafe Mair has praised the Green Party on many fronts, but its BC leader, Dr. Andrew Weaver makes a fatal mistake with his continued support of the Liberals’ private power sham, which is bankrupting BC Hydro while destroying our rivers.

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Dead Wild Roses: The USA – Fascism and the Failure of (neo)Liberalism.

Chris Hedges occasionally has some good ideas when it comes to the American body politic. Consider what we are seeing on the news, and is it really that far off from what is being stated here? “As Arendt noted, the fascist and communist movements in Europe in the 1930s “… recruited their members from this […] . . . → Read More: Dead Wild Roses: The USA – Fascism and the Failure of (neo)Liberalism.

A Puff of Absurdity: A Reasonable Doubt?

A post wherein I get a little grumpy and swear-y about it all. What does reasonable doubt look like? Is there really, REALLY, a reasonable doubt that Jian attacked the women who had their lives scrutinized on the stand? With sexual abuse cases, … . . . → Read More: A Puff of Absurdity: A Reasonable Doubt?

Dead Wild Roses: John Pilger on Identity Politics

  “A generation ago, a post-modern cult now known as “identity politics” stopped many intelligent, liberal-minded people examining the causes and individuals they supported — such as the fakery of Obama and Clinton; such as bogus progressive movements like Syriza in Greece, which betrayed the people of that country and allied with their enemies. Self […] . . . → Read More: Dead Wild Roses: John Pilger on Identity Politics

Finding Clarity: #CruzSexScandal – Surprisingly, it is our business

My friend David Law, write a blog called Think Anew, Act Anew. I suggest you follow it. David is an intelligent person and his posts are both well written and insightful. I often publicly agree with David. When I don’t, our disagreements are about idea… . . . → Read More: Finding Clarity: #CruzSexScandal – Surprisingly, it is our business

The Common Sense Canadian: The NDP’s only shot at winning in BC: Embrace the NEW ECONOMY

The NDP has one slim chance of winning the next BC election: Embracing the “New Economy” – creating healthy, sustainable jobs vs. the Liberals’ old, bankrupt ideas of LNG and big dams.

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Terahertz: Budget 2016: Charities, consultations and clarifications

The Trudeau Liberals first budget was released yesterday. While most coverage was over the size of the deficits and who gets what money, my attention was on a single bullet on page 206. Pertaining to rules governing charities and their political activities, the CRA, in consultation with the Department of Finance, will engage with charities … Continue reading Budget 2016: Charities, consultations and clarifications . . . → Read More: Terahertz: Budget 2016: Charities, consultations and clarifications

The Common Sense Canadian: Rafe: Elizabeth May and the Greens should double down on BC

Rafe Mair has a little fun with a wild idea: If Elizabeth May took over the BC Green Party, she’d have an outside shot of beating the Liberals and NDP in next year’s election.

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Saskboy's Abandoned Stuff: Why The Drug War Is Inherently Racist and Pro-War

Richard Nixon was not a good man. The people around him weren’t good either. They intentionally lied about the harm of hard drugs (and ‘soft’ drugs too), in order to concoct a reason for law enforcement officers to harass and jail African Americans and anti-war protesters. “We knew we couldn’t make it illegal to be […] . . . → Read More: Saskboy’s Abandoned Stuff: Why The Drug War Is Inherently Racist and Pro-War

Eh Types: Brussels

Shocking images, and devastating news first met waking eyes in North America today. A terrorist attack filled the early day’s news with shocking pictures documenting the death and destruction leveled upon the airport and metro in Brussels. ISIS h… . . . → Read More: Eh Types: Brussels

Scripturient: The Crow and the Lion

Once upon a time, a crafty, old crow was sitting in his nest while his dole of pet doves brought him his breakfast. He happened to look down to the forest floor and saw a convocation of animals had been called. The animals gathered in front of their l… . . . → Read More: Scripturient: The Crow and the Lion

Saskboy's Abandoned Stuff: News Summary

Belgium attacked, Rob Ford dies, Budget release, and atmosphere pollutants at dangerous levels. What's the biggest story? #climatechange — Saskboy (@saskboy) March 22, 2016 Goodbye Rob Ford. You left a mark on Canada’s reputation, and now you’re free to go swim with the sharks in the sky. Here’s my favourite Ford video, which sums up […] . . . → Read More: Saskboy’s Abandoned Stuff: News Summary

Scripturient: The Crow and the Pond

One day, the crafty old crow was sitting in his nest while his pack of pet doves brought him breakfast and plucked out their own chest feathers to make sure his nest was soft and warm. He happened to glance down to the forest floor and saw a large pon… . . . → Read More: Scripturient: The Crow and the Pond

Finding Clarity: Violence at Trump Rally Disqualifying? Let’s Remember the Shawinigan Handshake.

Listening to the Sunday shows again as the “experts” expound on Donald Trump. This time, they are horrified that Donnie did not self-flagellate because of some violence at his rallies. This, they hope, will be the reason people run away from the Donald… . . . → Read More: Finding Clarity: Violence at Trump Rally Disqualifying? Let’s Remember the Shawinigan Handshake.

Eh Types: The Promise of Prime Ministers and Presidents

When President Obama looks across the table at his guest of honour this evening, one wonders if his lamb may be complemented by a taste of envy. Both he and Prime Minister Trudeau will enjoy what will certainly be an exquisite meal. Like the campaigns … . . . → Read More: Eh Types: The Promise of Prime Ministers and Presidents

The Common Sense Canadian: Politicians shouldn’t be cowed into keeping mum on Saanich LNG project, says eminent lawyer

Should elected regional directors be allowed to voice their opinion on an LNG project before the company formally applies? That’s the question at the centre of a bizarre, heated legal and political controversy in Saanich Inlet – which promises to be the next big LNG battleground.

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Saskboy's Abandoned Stuff: #FeelTheBern Yahoo Katie

The media has been searching for a way to explain (away) Sanders’ popularity. Apply cool water to Bern’ed area. Full video from last year: . . . → Read More: Saskboy’s Abandoned Stuff: #FeelTheBern Yahoo Katie

The Common Sense Canadian: Rafe: By backing LNG, the Horgan NDP lost election before it began

In backing the Liberals’ LNG vision, John Horgan and the BCNDP made a fatal mistake, argues Rafe Mair. Had they done their job in opposition, they would now be poised to take down the government over its failed policies – instead, they face another crushing loss.

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Eh Types: How Trump Can Save the GOP

Today voters in four states vote in their respective Presidential contests. If polls are right Republican front runner Donald Trump is expected to win Michigan, the largest state in play today. This to to the ongoing horror of establishment Republica… . . . → Read More: Eh Types: How Trump Can Save the GOP

Saskboy's Abandoned Stuff: Saskatchewan Democracy’s Unsolved Problem Didn’t Fix Itself

Please show you support democracy in Saskatchewan. Last Saskatchewan election, this happened instead thanks to our lackluster media ignoring the Greens who fielded a full slate of 58 candidates. A snooze fest of a debate took place, and CBC couldn’t find anyone not involved in the broadcast who watched it. Basically it had the viewership […] . . . → Read More: Saskboy’s Abandoned Stuff: Saskatchewan Democracy’s Unsolved Problem Didn’t Fix Itself

Scripturient: Time for Closure

Thirty-six months ago a small group of disgruntled, angry residents, some with burning ambition to take a seat on council themselves, allegedly complained to the OPP about decisions made by some members of the previous council. Decisions they didn&#8… . . . → Read More: Scripturient: Time for Closure

Scripturient: Type Crimes and Taxes

Type crime is the term author Ellen Lupton uses in her book, Thinking With Type, to describe egregiously bad typography. That description came to mind as I perused the latest fluff mailer from our MP; the so-called “Tax Guide.” So-called be… . . . → Read More: Scripturient: Type Crimes and Taxes

Saskboy's Abandoned Stuff: Canada 100% Renewable Electricity by 2030?

Read this, and think of Energy East pipeline Brad Wall is pushing hard for. Most of the globe’s coal, natural gas and oil investments will ultimately be affected by the transition, Seba suggest, at risk of becoming “stranded assets” — resources that lose their value before the expected end of their economic life. “They are going […] . . . → Read More: Saskboy’s Abandoned Stuff: Canada 100% Renewable Electricity by 2030?