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Mind Bending Politics: Protection Our Constitutional Rights Should Be A Priority For Trudeau As A Result Of Trump Nomination

(Anti-terror bill C51 just took on a whole new face with Donald Trump’s nomination for US President)   Has anyone noticed that one of the major policy promises the Trudeau Liberals were elected on seems to be missing in action? When Justin Trudeau took office it seems like the mad rush to legalize pot was […] . . . → Read More: Mind Bending Politics: Protection Our Constitutional Rights Should Be A Priority For Trudeau As A Result Of Trump Nomination

Scripturient: A cunning plan

I see Donald Trump’s plan to utterly eviscerate the Republican Party is working very well. Just look who he picked as his running mate: possibly the only white man more bigoted, vile, close-minded, racist and misogynistic than the passel of presi… . . . → Read More: Scripturient: A cunning plan

Mind Bending Politics: US Election 2016 Coverage – Mindbending Style

  Over the next few weeks, and months I plan on doing a few blogs on the US election. I think the rest of the world needs to sit down and have an honest conversation with our American cousins. Jeff Jefferies, has some good thoughts about that. Warning below video uses explicit language and is […] . . . → Read More: Mind Bending Politics: US Election 2016 Coverage – Mindbending Style

Cowichan Conversations: Well I Think That All Lives Matter

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Cowichan Conversations: Europeans Contest US Anti-Russian Hype

Brexit certainly has focused political minds throughout the world and in spite of the corporate media message of gloom, there may well be some good comes out of it. Originally published in   Read more… . . . → Read More: Cowichan Conversations: Europeans Contest US Anti-Russian Hype

Cowichan Conversations: Hillary Clinton will return to Ohio on Monday with Elizabeth Warren in tow.

Hillary Clinton will return to Ohio on Monday with Elizabeth Warren in tow. As Democrats sharpen their general election argument against Donald Trump, it will be their first joint appearance on the campaign trail. Read more… . . . → Read More: Cowichan Conversations: Hillary Clinton will return to Ohio on Monday with Elizabeth Warren in tow.

Cowichan Conversations: Bernie Sanders- This Is A Speech For Our Time!

Yes, this is about the Democratic Party nomination, but it holds true for Canadians as well. Bernie tells it like it is, a rare and refreshing exception from the spin doctor packaged talking points that Read more… . . . → Read More: Cowichan Conversations: Bernie Sanders- This Is A Speech For Our Time!

Scripturient: More relevant words from Nixonland

Once again, as I continue to read through Anthony Summers’ biography of Richard Nixon, The Arrogance of Power (Penguin Books, 2000), I am struck by the uncanny resonance of many comments quoted within it to local politics. It’s like people … . . . → Read More: Scripturient: More relevant words from Nixonland

Scripturient: Alger Hiss, Richard Nixon and Collingwood

Remember the case of Alger Hiss? I didn’t think so. It was before your time. Mine too. But let me jog your memory, just in case you’re older than I am. Or perhaps just well read in recent history. Hiss was a US government employee, a diplom… . . . → Read More: Scripturient: Alger Hiss, Richard Nixon and Collingwood

Scripturient: Demagogues and dictators

I’m not sure why they fascinate me, but I’ve been reading about demagogues and dictators for many decades now and still can’t seem to get enough of them. Of course, it’s in part because I like to read about politics in all its… . . . → Read More: Scripturient: Demagogues and dictators

Cowichan Conversations: Will Bernie Sanders and Donald Trump Actually Debate Before The June 7th California Primary?

  The New York Times–Hillary Clinton has declined an invitation to debate Senator Bernie Sanders before the California primary election next month, but he may have found a willing replacement: Donald J. Trump. Read more… . . . → Read More: Cowichan Conversations: Will Bernie Sanders and Donald Trump Actually Debate Before The June 7th California Primary?

Cowichan Conversations: “Evil World Banking” Explained

In this animated video, John Perkins, author of Confessions of an Economic Hit Man, explains how terrorism and a “mutant, viral form of capitalism” are connected. “If we want to get rid of terrorism, Read more… . . . → Read More: Cowichan Conversations: “Evil World Banking” Explained

the disgruntled democrat: Everybody Knows But Not Everybody Gets It

The poor stay poor, the rich get richThat’s how it goesEverybody knows    (Leonard Cohen, Everybody Knows)Last weeks publication of the Panama Papers, a leak of more than two terabytes of documents detailing the creation of off… . . . → Read More: the disgruntled democrat: Everybody Knows But Not Everybody Gets It

the disgruntled democrat: Everybody Knows But Not Everybody Gets It

The poor stay poor, the rich get richThat’s how it goesEverybody knows    (Leonard Cohen, Everybody Knows)Last weeks publication of the Panama Papers, a leak of more than two terabytes of documents detailing the creation of off… . . . → Read More: the disgruntled democrat: Everybody Knows But Not Everybody Gets It

Cowichan Conversations: Bernie Sanders Rallies Thousands In The Rain At Seattle’s Key Arena

It has been surreal watching the US media pandering to Donald Trump and lionizing Democratic candidate Hillary Clinton. Bernie Sanders has been almost entirely ignored, especially by Fox and CNN but the other networks Read more… . . . → Read More: Cowichan Conversations: Bernie Sanders Rallies Thousands In The Rain At Seattle’s Key Arena

wmtc: fascist shift: donald trump in context

Many years back, I used to blog about a phenomenon called fascist shift. I borrowed the term from Naomi Wolf’s essential The End of America, but the concept was something I had been thinking about for many years. In brief, fascist shift asks, What… . . . → Read More: wmtc: fascist shift: donald trump in context

Cowichan Conversations: Alaska Threatened By Canadian Mining Operations

In far too many cases our mining industry has a disgraceful record wherever they have gone, certainly in Central and South America. The Alaskans are also threatened by our environmentally ruinous copper and gold mining Read more… . . . → Read More: Cowichan Conversations: Alaska Threatened By Canadian Mining Operations

Scripturient: The Political Agnostic

Watching the American political debates, especially the increasingly vituperative and acerbic Republican debates, reminds me again why I am a political agnostic when it comes to party politics. I simply cannot believe that any single political entity, … . . . → Read More: Scripturient: The Political Agnostic

Scripturient: Oh, Ann, You Do Make Me Laugh

Ann Coulter, that spewing harridan of hatred, bigotry, malevolence and xenophobia makes most thoughtful people cringe. Hell, she makes even rabid, right-wing frothers cringe. She makes the Westboro Baptist morons cringe. She makes the Duck Dynasty win… . . . → Read More: Scripturient: Oh, Ann, You Do Make Me Laugh

Blast Furnace Canada Blog: The GOP’s worst nightmare, a brokered convention

Before we went to a primary-style system of selecting party leaders, we were used to the idea of contested party leader conventions in Canada. Sometimes you just never knew who might win, and there might be the occasional surprise – take Joe Clark and … . . . → Read More: Blast Furnace Canada Blog: The GOP’s worst nightmare, a brokered convention

Blast Furnace Canada Blog: The GOP’s worst nightmare, a brokered convention

Before we went to a primary-style system of selecting party leaders, we were used to the idea of contested party leader conventions in Canada. Sometimes you just never knew who might win, and there might be the occasional surprise – take Joe Clark and … . . . → Read More: Blast Furnace Canada Blog: The GOP’s worst nightmare, a brokered convention

Blast Furnace Canada Blog: Falwell U allows guns in dorms

Yes … Liberty University, founded by the late Jerry Falwell, has announced that it is ending its ban on guns in dorms. Like this is supposed to make us feel any safer. They claim it’s a stand against terrorists. Apparently students can already keep g… . . . → Read More: Blast Furnace Canada Blog: Falwell U allows guns in dorms

Blast Furnace Canada Blog: Falwell U allows guns in dorms

Yes … Liberty University, founded by the late Jerry Falwell, has announced that it is ending its ban on guns in dorms. Like this is supposed to make us feel any safer. They claim it’s a stand against terrorists. Apparently students can already keep g… . . . → Read More: Blast Furnace Canada Blog: Falwell U allows guns in dorms

Blast Furnace Canada Blog: First they want to ban Muslims. Now this …

… an opinion poll shows that 30% of Republicans and 19% of Democrats want to bomb Agrabah, Saudi Arabia. Just one problem – it’s the fictional town in Disney’s Aladdin. This canard was thrown in with such serious questions as if one is evangelical an… . . . → Read More: Blast Furnace Canada Blog: First they want to ban Muslims. Now this …

Blast Furnace Canada Blog: First they want to ban Muslims. Now this …

… an opinion poll shows that 30% of Republicans and 19% of Democrats want to bomb Agrabah, Saudi Arabia. Just one problem – it’s the fictional town in Disney’s Aladdin. This canard was thrown in with such serious questions as if one is evangelical an… . . . → Read More: Blast Furnace Canada Blog: First they want to ban Muslims. Now this …