Category Archives: Politics

Pol­i­tics is Life and Life is Pol­i­tics

Truthiness: of Rights and Wrongs

Truthi­ness.  I love this word.  It encap­su­lates all that is wrong with the Amer­i­can Reli­gious Right.  I’ve been think­ing around how to talk about this scourge and received insight from a com­mon (for me) source: The Econ­o­mist has a book … Con­tin­ue read­ing

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Ice Storm Christmas Chez Nous

We were lucky.  We were with­out pow­er for rough­ly 6 hours (and asleep for most of it).  Many peo­ple here in Ontario (and the North East­ern por­tion of North Amer­i­ca) had a Christ­mas with­out pow­er and were with­out pow­er for … Con­tin­ue read­ing

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Reboot Groklaw.net: an Open Letter to PJ.

The NSA is scary.  I get it.  I have slight­ly less sym­pa­thy for you (a U.S. cit­i­zen) as I am not a U.S. cit­i­zen — which makes my sit­u­a­tion all-the-more pre­car­i­ous, BUT:
GrokLaw is need­ed now, more than ever.  The war against … Con­tin­ue read­ing

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I call HorseHockey!

In the pre­vi­ous arti­cle, I called out Stephen Harp­er, Canada’s Prime Min­is­ter for being Dick­ish.  To some, that would be inap­pro­pri­ate, but to a world where most peo­ple trust The Com­e­dy Net­work as their pri­ma­ry source of news, it is … Con­tin­ue read­ing

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Mike Duffy: Not the Story I Originally Expected

For most of the Sen­ate scan­dal sto­ry, I have to admit that I was laugh­ing at Mike Duffy and Pamela Wallin.  I shouldn’t have been.  I’m savvy enough to know that Harp­er is a Dick (cap­i­tal-D Dick), but the spin … Con­tin­ue read­ing

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Open the Floodgates…

Open the flood­gates.  Open the blog.  Open the soft­ware.  Open the gov­ern­ment.
Open
Your
Mind

Dra­mat­ic words, no?  Mean­ing­less words?  Some would have you believe. Con­sid­er “open” for a moment.
Open the Flood­gates
At it’s most sim­ple, “open” rep­re­sents the flow of ideas that is sud­den­ly … Con­tin­ue read­ing

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Newtown’s Other Victim and Terrorism

I’m charg­ing bold­ly into uncom­fort­able ter­ri­to­ry today: I’m going to relate the school mas­sacre in New­town to the rise in ter­ror­ism glob­al­ly.  I’m going to be look­ing at it from the per­spec­tive of the terrorist/shooter as a vic­tim.  There are … Con­tin­ue read­ing

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Harper Passes a Loonie, Fools Nobody

I have made no secret of my dis­dain for Steven Harper’s lead­er­ship.  It’s very unCana­di­an in that he seems to lead with­out com­pro­mise and with­out lis­ten­ing.  You could argue that this is a legit­i­mate style of lead­er­ship in that it … Con­tin­ue read­ing

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IFlop? Bad iPad3 reviews a significant first

I haven’t said much about all things Apple on my blog thus far… and maybe I should have.  The “curat­ed” appli­ca­tion expe­ri­ence has many hid­den con­sumer pit­falls includ­ing loss of pri­va­cy, but loss of con­trol over our own com­put­er devices … Con­tin­ue read­ing

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A Toronto Parking Ticket Wrong

I was out and about this week.  My jour­ney found me some­what “down­town” Toron­to.  This par­tic­u­lar inci­dent found me near Yonge and Shep­pard (in fact on a lit­tle street that runs north from Shep­pard par­al­lel to Yonge).  This is all … Con­tin­ue read­ing

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