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Make electoral reform a priority

Current Events, Friends-Romans-Countrymen, Politics and Activism

Government is back in session and that means the polls are out again. The recent Ekos poll has the Conservatives in a slim lead over the Liberals – probably enough to make the PM say “neener neener” in parliament, but not quite enough to guarantee a majority win if an election was called today. Similarly […]

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$230,770,000 per medal

Current Events, Friends-Romans-Countrymen, Games and gaming, Outdoors

That’s what our government spent, as a minimum, on each medal we won at the Winter Olympics this year. Two hundred and thirty million, seven hundred and seventy thousand dollars… at least. That figure doesn’t take into account the subsidies that athletes get, and any other amounts beyond the obvious $6 billion that was bounced […]

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Now is the chance to show that you aren’t a hypocrite!

Current Events, Friends-Romans-Countrymen, Politics and Activism

The Liberal premiere of Ontario just prorogued the provincial legislature on a whim, seemingly so he can watch the olympics uninterrupted with annoying distractions… like, say, WORK. Personally, I don’t care much, that’s how parliaments tend to function.  It gets prorogued on the whim of the leader.  That’s how our flavour of democracy works, although […]

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Tiger Woods fucks around, and I don’t care… and neither should you

Current Events, Entertainment, Friends-Romans-Countrymen, Politics and Activism, Rules

The Great Tiger Story continues with an article in today’s Ottawa Citizen that talks about how we shouldn’t put athletes on a pedestal and how they’ve let us down before. Frankly, I am sick to death of those sorts of articles. Although the columnist is correct about “we shouldn’t put athletes on a pedestal”, I […]

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