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OK “Buy Local” people… now’s your chance to step up!

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

With the departure of Target from Canadian soil, there is a unique opportunity here for the people who go on about “buy Canadian” and “buy local” to really step up and show that their anti-box-store, anti-big-chain, anti-American bleating isn’t just hot air. Target will close 133 stores, freeing up acres of retail space and about […]

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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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