Monthly Archives: February 2016

Strange newspaper editorial policy: Any whiff of having ever been near a blog and the submission is of no interest

I submitted an article to the Winnipeg Free Press the other day. I received a response from the editor saying they didn’t accept blog submissions. I responded, saying that I could take it off the blog and submit it separately. … Continue reading

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Lovely Trumpers want my address so they can send me a free hat

After completely debunking about 100 pro-Trump comments on a single thread at The Economist, a kindly supporter was gracious enough to request my address so that he could send me one of Trump’s “Make America Great Again” hats. Lovely people. … Continue reading

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Characterizing the average online Trump supporter

The level of explicit support for Trump in comment forums has gone through the roof since his early victories in the primaries. I believe the following is a broadly accurate description of the people who support him. Please believe me, … Continue reading

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Those who make conversations impossible, make escalation inevitable

I gleaned this quote from an online comment board today regarding limitations on free speech and the diversity of interests which have successfully banded together to weaken previous drafts of a new British law on extremist speech. I suggest that … Continue reading

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Someone I have personal beef with has a fraudulent CV, but I’m not going to call his current employer and tell them (pass it on if you can)

LinkedIn suggested some contacts I might like to make. Looking at the list, I found a classmate and (briefly) former roommate from when I was doing my MA in economics. Here’s the basic nature of the disagreement: After moving in … Continue reading

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How naive could we possibly be to be deluded into believing that our last battles for our very own freedom have already been fought?

Raised to believe that we belonged to a special part of the world where freedom is valued above all, and that such freedoms would continue to expand, and moreover that the love of freedom was on a virtually inevitable advance … Continue reading

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Three Muslims shot execution-style in Indiana

As reported by USuncut.com, last Friday three Muslim youth with no known ties to any gang or any record of criminal activity were shot execution-style in Indiana. Persuant to the previous post on strategies to reduce risks associated with right … Continue reading

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Trumpers out in full force

I regularly participate on a variety of right wing and left wing online forums, and so am strongly aware of some rather dangerous polarization occurring in American and Canadian societies in the present day. The following is primarily written with … Continue reading

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Am I the PC police?

I am recommending to a South Asian author to remove the phrase “men’s time is a poor substitute for women’s time” from an article on … how microcredit allocations to women and men affect decisions to engage in entrepreneurial activities, … Continue reading

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Each and every video of Trump rallies I see SCARES me. His base is full of fucking NAZIS.

At a recent Trump rally, a protester showed up in a t-shirt which read “KKK supports Trump.” It is indeed a fact that many white supremacists, neo-Nazis and KKK groups have explicitly endorsed Trump. The protester just stood there, doing … Continue reading

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