The Sir Robert Bond Papers: Reality Check: gas tax and debt/deficit #nlpoli

Comment on Twitter: “If my household spends too much and goes into debt I don’t expect others too pay for my mistakes, yet govn makes us pay for theirs.” Reality Check: The provincial government is your household.  It’s heavily in debt and seriously overspending. No one else is going to pay for it.  This one ...

Writings of J. Todd Ring: Economic Inequality: It’s Far Worse Than You Think – Scientific American

The great divide between our beliefs, our ideals, and reality Source: Economic Inequality: It’s Far Worse Than You Think – Scientific American   I don’t normally post anything on my blog other than my own original articles and essays, but sometimes a rare article or video is just too important to pass up, and needs ...

Writings of J. Todd Ring: ISIS and Terrorism – A Reality Check

“The responsibility of intellectuals is to speak the truth and expose lies.” – Noam Chomsky “In times of universal deceit, telling the truth is a revolutionary act.” – George Orwell According to a February 2015 Gallup poll, Americans consider the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant — abbreviated as ISIS or ISIL — and ...

THE CAREGIVERS' LIVING ROOM A Blog by Donna Thomson: Big, Big Dreams and Caregiver Guilt

This morning I was daydreaming about the movie “The Trip to Bountiful.”  It’s a gorgeous film about an elderly woman near the end of her life who has one wish; to visit the town of Bountiful, Texas, where she was born.  Geraldine Page plays Carrie (‘Mother’) Watts, who is trapped in a tiny apartment under ...

The Canadian Progressive: Today Big Oil’s spin gets a much-needed reality check

TarSandsRealityCheck.com launches today (May 16, 2013) to reveal the gritty truth about the tar sands and counter misinformation spread by the oil industry By: Environmental Defence Canada | Press Release: Toronto/Washington/Brussels – Launching today in Canada, Europe and the United States, TarSandsRealityCheck.com presents up to date, accurate facts about Alberta’s tar sands to counter the high-level pro-oil sands lobbying ongoing in ...

Dead Wild Roses: The Preservation of Life – AKA Gun Control.

   The media is responsible for the people’s erroneous view about guns and violence in society.   Good work by CNN to get some facts and information into the debate. “The good news is that as America becomes safer, fewer and fewer Americans feel the need for a weapon. The overall violent crime index has tumbled ...