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Black Friday is bollocks

Current Events, Friends-Romans-Countrymen

I was out last night with Squidette.  We needed to pick up a new power supply.  Normally this would be a trivial task.  Necessary research was done online and we arrived at the store… to find a long line of shoppers seemingly being allowed entrance in dribs and drabs.  Yes, we had stumbled on some […]

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25000 refugees, 200000 homeless

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

Canada has agreed to take in and settle 25000 Syrian refugees in short order.  This implies that Canada has the resources to accommodate these people, and those resources are available right now to get the job done. This makes me ask the question: if we, as a country, can bring in from abroad, clear and […]

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Jumping on the “Anyone But … ” bandwagon is stupid

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

I’ll get right to the point.  If you find yourself supporting “Anyone But Conservative” or “Anyone But Harper”, or “Anyone But <any target>” then, I must be blunt, you are an asshole.  It is the whole process of “anyone but…” that allows us to elect Harpers, and if you support “Anyone But…” this time all […]

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Supreme Court upholds prayer ban – FAQ

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

You’ve probably heard by now that the Supreme Court of Canada has upheld – unanimously – a ban on using prayer in the opening ceremony of the Saguenay municipal council meetings. Other municipalities are taking note, and today there is a flurry of town councils dropping their pre-meeting spell-casting. This is a good thing. The […]

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