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Trashy's World: Lisa MacLeod – her mouth runneth over…

Or…. should a candidate make unfounded claims about “dirty tricks”? Dirty tricks – Leaking secret information, digging into a candidate’s past (opposition research) or exposing real conflicts between the image presented and the person behind the image are always subject to argument as to whether they are dirty tricks or truth-telling. When a candidate runs . . . → Read More: Trashy’s World: Lisa MacLeod – her mouth runneth over…

knitnut.net: My week in signs

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PostArctica: Walter Benjamin – The Work of Art in the Age of Mechanical Reproduction

Probably the most important essay I have ever read in terms of becoming an artist, and understanding the political and art historical aspects of Photography.

The uniqueness of a work of art is inseparable from its being imbedded in the fabric of tradition. This tradition itself is thoroughly alive and extremely changeable. An ancient . . . → Read More: PostArctica: Walter Benjamin – The Work of Art in the Age of Mechanical Reproduction

calgaryliberal.com: 10,000 Doors in One Day — Calgary-Centre: It’s Close.

It’s close. Yesterday the Harvey Locke team in Calgary-Centre ID untold numbers of voters and knocked on 10,000 doors. The race is close in Calgary-Centre and, for the first time in almost 40 years, a Liberal might be sent to Ottawa from Calgary…. . . . → Read More: calgaryliberal.com: 10,000 Doors in One Day — Calgary-Centre: It’s Close.

knitnut.net: Hostile corporate messaging

 

Further to my post the other day about Fabricland, here’s a photograph of the sign that hangs over the check-out area.

I know it’s hard to read, so I’ve transcribed it for you. It’s especially fun if you read it out loud. Shout whenever you get to the all-caps or bold parts.

 

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THE FIFTH COLUMN: South March Highlands Mountain Bikers – Unlikely Trail Heroes

Unlikely, because more often than not the stereotypical view of mountain bikers is more likely to be as trail villains rather than trail heroes.

First, we have the well meaning but uninformed view of many who call themselves environmentalists that mountain biking damages trails, when the vast majority of the research indicates the impact is . . . → Read More: THE FIFTH COLUMN: South March Highlands Mountain Bikers – Unlikely Trail Heroes