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Randy Rainbow

This entire election cycle has been a mess at best, and an absolute cesspit of awfulness at worst, but there has been one very bright light in the darkness: Randy Rainbow’s videos. I finally loaded up his Braggadocious vid after everyone on my Facebook feed had forwarded it along, then the rest of that night […]

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Jeremy Corbyn

It’s strange hearing Jeremy Corbyn being ridiculed and berated by both opponents and his party alike. No one can conceive of the fact that Old Labour supporters can’t stand New Labour, and that younger people actually do want a distinct opposition to the Tories. I’d vote for him. To imagine that Labour could overcome such […]

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What if David Cameron is an evil genius?

Frankie Boyle nails David Cameron. Britons (or English people, anyway) take note: This is what you voted for. ‘They abolished the Human Rights Act” sounds like the first sentence of an Aldous Huxley novel. The Conservatives actually campaigned on a manifesto pledge to get rid of human rights and people voted for it. As electoral choices go, […]

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Washing their hands of sanity

Not sure what kind of play the Republicans are making here – this “let them decide” now seems to be the party line. If it means more braindead sheep removed from the voting pool, I’m all for it. Meanwhile, I’m going to keep washing my hands and avoid shaking hands with this Senatorial idiot. A […]

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Neil Macdonald: Obamas whistleblower conundrum – World – CBC News

Neil Macdonald does his usual crack reporting, this week commenting on the NSA scandal. The fact is, American law encourages whistleblowers and, often, they go down in history as courageous people of principle who made their country better. Their nation values them, but not their government. via Neil Macdonald: Obamas whistleblower conundrum – World – […]

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Revolt of the Rich

A scary yet important article that discusses the new secessionists: The rich who remove their wealth from society. In the wake of Mitt Romney’s 47% speech, it’s all the more imperative that those of us *not* in the 1% realise what the jerks are up to. There have been numerous books about globalization and how […]

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The Olympics Is a Losers Game

In its ongoing need to be taken seriously as a World Class City – and despite Canada’s almost universal “meh” interest in summer sports – Toronto continually bids for the Summer Games.  The city claims it can’t afford to improve our appalling transit service, and cuts civic offerings left right and centre, yet wants to […]

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Sister Cities

I can’t see a byline for this very funny piece in the Globe.  Maybe he’s worried about raising the ire of everyone in the cities mentioned?  After all, we urban types are a touchy lot. QUEBOSTON Population: Who’s askin’? Sports team: The Rouge Sox Official food: Anything fried in sugar Quebec and Boston, two cities […]

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Well-informed or sane?

Recently, I’ve been hanging out with old high school friends who’ve gone into law and government work, and thus are enmeshed with current events and politics.  I, on the other hand, don’t read the news, and have no cable TV.  They give me a lot of stick for my ignorance of what’s going on in […]

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Canada Eliminates Penny

Canada’s eliminating the penny, a coin which I happen to like. (Seriously, why not get rid of the nickel instead?) Even worse, this is their reasoning: “Pennies take up too much space on our dressers at home,” Finance Minister Jim Flaherty said in the text of his budget speech in Ottawa. “They take up far […]

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