The ramblings of a giant squid…

Archive for the Politics and Activism category

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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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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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