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No Conservatives, you did not win the popular vote

Friends-Romans-Countrymen, Politics and Activism No Comment

Well, another election is behind us, and starting today will come the whining. There will be whining that the Conservative party won the popular vote. There will be whining about the distribution of seats in the House. There will be whining about western alienation. So let’s address the core whining right fresh and early! The […]

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Improve Safety in the Glebe

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

City Councillor Sean Menard is requesting that speed limits in the Glebe be lowered to 30 km/h, despite the provincial standard of 50 km/h for urban roads, and the Glebe’s already reduced limit of 40 km/h. Now, I could go on here about how 30 km/h is absurdly slow; how it’s slower than many cyclists […]

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An Open Letter to The City of Ottawa

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

To all the people in Ottawa and any councillor who may be thinking on this – people who want the city to ban handguns, or who want the federal government or the province to ban them: What, exactly, do you hope to achieve? Handguns are nearly banned in Canada now. There are a *LOT* of […]

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Liberal? Conservative? I think not…

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

As I watch politics unfold in Canada, the USA, and elsewhere, I have some observations to make: Wanting to actually help people – especially disadvantaged people – does not make a person liberal, it just makes that person human. Wanting to punish people for being disadvantaged does not make a person conservative, it just makes […]

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