The ramblings of a giant squid…

Archive for the Politics and Activism category

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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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Modern conservatism and liberalism

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

With the election of The Trump in the US, there is increasing animosity coming from “conservatives” with respect to those damn “liberals” that are messing up that country.  Make no mistake, here in Canada we see the exact same kind of malcontent coming from our “conservatives” who are now emboldened by the events south of […]

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All lives matter, yes, even black lives

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

Black Lives Matter has valid concerns, and I am going to state up front that I totally concur… in the US, and maybe even in Canada, black people are killed by police at a rate that is disproportionate with their numbers in the general population.  That implies a level of systemic racism, and I won’t […]

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A blast from the past… an old anti-spam policy

Entertainment, Friends-Romans-Countrymen, Politics and Activism, Security, Technology

I was going over some ancient archives of my old web sites and found this gem.  I still believe this is how spam and spammers should be dealt with, and it’s a shame it never caught on.  This was originally published in late 1997 or early 1998. Unsolicited Commercial E-mail Policy Unsolicited commercial email (AKA […]

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