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Ontario Municipal Elections – 2018

Current Events, Friends-Romans-Countrymen, Politics and Activism No Comment

Elections are coming up soon in Ontario.  Everyone gets a chance to do a re-think on their mayors, councillors, aldermen, reeves, school trustees, etc.  You are probably already seeing political signs going up.  I’m not going to use this space to promote a particular candidate or political view.  Instead, I’m going to write about the […]

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Marijuana is becoming legal… and overbearing pseudo-conservatives must grow up and deal with that

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

Canada is on the edge of legalizing marijuana, and every pointy-headed pseudo-conservative is coming out of the woodwork, touting all the evils of the demon weed.  Without putting too find a spin on it: they’re talking bullshit, and this post is intended to clean up some of the hypocrisy. First, I want to lay down […]

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They could have raised the minimum wage without all the pain

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

Raising the minimum wage 20% in one shot was not a bright move and it’s going to cause a lot of short term pain before it produces any gain.  There is already evidence that the people it’s most intended to help are being hurt as businesses, suddenly facing a 20% labour and employer tax increase […]

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Happy Holidays. Really.

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

If someone gets mad, when you say “Merry Christmas” at this time of year, because it might offend someone, then without any shred of doubt, that person is being a dick. But there’s a corollary to that. If someone says “Happy Holidays” and YOU get offended because you think they are attacking you as a […]

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