Monthly Archives: June 2013

I finally did it (got Twitter)

I got a Twitter account under my own name. Maybe one day I’ll have a good reason to use it. As should all Twitter users, I solemnly vow not to allow bowel movements & cetera to enter the content. This, … Continue reading

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How to get ahead

Be more like Joe Oliver and Vic Toews. From today’s Toronto Star: ________________________________ Energy Minister Joe Oliver says “there are environmental and other radical groups” out to “achieve their radical ideological agenda” who take “funding from foreign special interest groups … Continue reading

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None of your business, but …

Ruminations on the legal treatment of disability, with focuses on employment and the historical error of the strong deterrent against certain medical products. What got me running here was a Toronto Star article where a CIDA employee was not permitted … Continue reading

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Quebec language police open yogurt spoon investigation

I think the title almost says it on its own. Quebec needs to find more useful ways to reinvigorate culture development, expression and celebration, than by harassing families (re: education) and companies (re: signage) who make use of the most … Continue reading

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idea: Medical marijuana users for the incarceration of meat eaters

A creative piece written on behalf of those people in the unfortunate position of being criminalized for using or distributing certain natural products which can be used to treat certain medical conditions. _______________ If anyone knows suffering, rest assured a … Continue reading

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The dustbins of history

I suppose, following the complicity in the perpetration massive spying on American citizens and especially aliens, by the American security apparatus, I suppose it is time to consign Google’s “Do no evil” mantra to the dustbins of history. They do, … Continue reading

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People fear the wrong things

As I go through the ritual of decimating my toiletry supplies yet again in order to board a flight and skip the wait for baggage, as millions who value their time do time and time again every year, I wonder … Continue reading

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A credible Syria plan, aka thoughts from an armchair general

In my opinion, the US should not support Syrian rebels until a credible path for peace is established. Arming one group of thugs who are tired of putting up with the other group of thugs is not going to make … Continue reading

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A prediction (Facebook user response to spying)

There will be a strong inflection in the growth rate of Facebook users following the recent announcement that the US security apparatus has been spying on its own citizens, and more intensively on foreign citizens. The number of active users … Continue reading

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Migrants can now take the gaokao where they actually live

One of a million improvements that need to be made to put an end to institutionalized discrimination against those who packed their bags to join the economic revolution that has taken place in China over the last few decades. Migrant … Continue reading

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