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Cowichan Conversations: Chief Bill Wilson’s Voice Rings True. It Always Has!

Chief Bill Wilson speaks truth, in this Vancouver Province editorial, as he all has. His strength and clarity always rang true for me and I would be happy if we heard more from this fine man.

Chief Bill Wilson-An exceptional man

British Columbia was built on the evil foundation of racism. Those who stumbled . . . → Read More: Cowichan Conversations: Chief Bill Wilson’s Voice Rings True. It Always Has!

Eclectic Lip: Wiki-immortality!

My August Canadian EV car sales stats update went up recently. Which was cool.

Cooler still, I had a chance to wax poetic about sustainability, and my new-found optimism that we’ll avoid the worst of our dystopian horrors. I was invited to be a guest lecturer for an engineering course at UBC (APSC 150) . . . → Read More: Eclectic Lip: Wiki-immortality!

Things Are Good: Bike Lanes Save Lives and Lower Risk from Cars

It should come as no surprise that bike lanes are safer than merging bicycle traffic with heavy metal boxes on wheels. A new study from the University of British Columbia confirms this and goes one step further by analysing which type of bike lane is in the safest. Well designed infrastructure isn’t just good . . . → Read More: Things Are Good: Bike Lanes Save Lives and Lower Risk from Cars

eaves.ca: The Future of Academic Research

Yesterday, Nature – one of the worlds premier scientific journals recognized University of British Columbia scientist Rosie Redfield as one of the top 10 science newsmakers of 2011.

The reason?

After posting a scathing attack on her blog about a paper that appeared in the journal Science, Redfield decided to attempt to recreate the experiment . . . → Read More: eaves.ca: The Future of Academic Research

War on drugs ravages world’s patients living with pain

 

When I think of the war on drugs, I think of conservatives in western countries and their prohibition against marijuana. Of course, it’s a much bigger issue than that. It’s a war in which pleasure is something to deny and fear. But this war goes beyond mere denial of pleasure. It denies . . . → Read More: War on drugs ravages world’s patients living with pain . . . → Read More: War on drugs ravages world’s patients living with pain

War on drugs ravages world’s patients living with pain

When I think of the war on drugs, I think of conservatives in western countries and their prohibition against marijuana. Of course, it’s a much bigger issue than that. It’s a war in which pleasure is something to deny and fear. But this war goes beyond… . . . → Read More: War on drugs ravages world’s patients living with pain

Pop The Stack: Old People Vote Like Crazy, Now Will Crazy Young People Vote?

Hey “YoungPeople™”, I don’t know if you’ve ever noticed this but…there are a LOT of old people around. By young people I’ll be very broad here and say everyone who is young at heart and/or under 35 (I’m in there somewhere…ahem). Basically, the people in the 1950′s were so happy after the war that they […] . . . → Read More: Pop The Stack: Old People Vote Like Crazy, Now Will Crazy Young People Vote?

Pop The Stack: More from Beyond the End-Of-The-Line

As if to justify my recent frustration with transit in this city today it took me much longer than usual to get home after a very nice time downtown. Now, one reason is the Greek Fest on Broadway, but that’s fine. Buses are rerouting around the festival and move quickly. The problem is getting a […] . . . → Read More: Pop The Stack: More from Beyond the End-Of-The-Line

Pop The Stack: Predictable Opposition to UBC Transit Expansion

Well, this is very predictable, the Point Grey neighbourhood association is against expanding rapid transit to UBC if it disturbs paradise. We all knew this was coming ever since the courts awarded and enormous $600,000 in damages to a business owner on Cambie who chose to relocate during the construction of the Canada Line. Note, […] . . . → Read More: Pop The Stack: Predictable Opposition to UBC Transit Expansion