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Criticizing a religion is not racism

Crime, Friends-Romans-Countrymen, Politics and Activism

I’ve seen many column inches dedicated to the Charlie Hebdo killings, and a common theme that keeps coming up is that CH’s criticisms of Islam are racist, and that privileged white people slapping down the underprivileged Muslims from on high is unnecessarily provocative. I want to put that to bed right now:  Islam is not […]

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Do, or do not. There is no “Click Like to Support”.

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

It’s that time of the year when the “Click to support” campaigns will start pushing hard. Here’s something to think about… My heartfelt belief is that clicking like to support a cause is a pointless gesture. To show support, one must make an actual contribution of at least one of time/effort/goods/money.  If you haven’t put […]

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You know, it’s just as “right” as taxpayer-funded Catholic schools…

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

… which is to say, it’s WRONG.  The state shouldn’t be pushing a religion, be it Roman Catholicism or Islam, and what this Toronto school is doing should be stopped. If Muslim students can’t be arsed to return to school after a prayer session, then they should be marked absent and the absences handled the […]

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It isn’t UBB that is the problem. You understand that, right?

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

Usage Based Billing. UBB. The new 4-letter word of internet service in Canada. The CRTC is allowing the big providers to start charging for internet service based on the amount of bandwidth used. You know, like it used to be 20 years ago before marketers started offering “unlimited” packages and petitioning the CRTC to force […]

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