Monthly Archives: June 2012

Who was the aggressor in 1812?

This book was suggested today by a blog that I often read. The main point of curiosity I find here is that the description of the book mentions how Hamilton, Gallatin and others contributed to the US’s financial ability to … Continue reading

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American health care

The country that spends more on health care by any common method of calculation, and achieves mediocre average results for it, appears to be taking a step in the right direction towards health care that might actually work for Americans. … Continue reading

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If Quebec were ever to separate

As someone who was born in Quebec, this question comes up sometimes. Would I take Canadian or Quebec citizenship? Given the weight that Quebec plays in Canadian democracy, and its moderating effects with respect to many policies that I’m strongly … Continue reading

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Egypt has a new president …

… and I want to know who’s really in power. What will the military give him? What will he have to wrest from them? Will the mobs at Tahrir really take to the streets in the kind of numbers we’ve … Continue reading

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Optimistic notes?

This might just be the closest thing to optimism I’ve read on Europe in a little while. Nevertheless, I’m very curious to see how they will all extract themselves from this mess in time.

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What could be called moving beyond an issue

For cases where the treatment is worse than the ailment, learn to live with it. While you’re at it, why not own the “problem” and be present wherever solutions can be provided. Why not provide info about educational, emloyment and … Continue reading

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Wallenda

What can I say. The Niagara Falls are stunning to start with. The mesmerizing and thundering flow of water over the horseshoe falls are, on their own, fully capable of drawing the observer into a state of awe. Add to … Continue reading

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Not all health officials lie about drugs

And this is why I will probably never have anything to do with public policy beyond helping people communicate their message to their target audience (part of what I do now for work). The problem is this: a) I can’t … Continue reading

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F35s … Do we need the gold plated plan?

The F35s make for a bloody expensive insurance plan, but the last insurance plan is increasingly out of date and falling to pieces. The government should give us the full run down on what all of these insurance plans cost, … Continue reading

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Our all-knowing supreme leader does it again

Canada is refusing to take part in G20 efforts to stabilize European markets, efforts which largely aim to place enough money into a bailout account for markets to have the confidence that things will not fall completely to pieces. I … Continue reading

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