The Greeks should have seen it coming when, just a couple of weeks ago, Stephen Harper pronounced himself confidant that Greece was on the road to a full economic recovery. As a guy who supposedly earned a Masters degree in economics from some di…Continue reading
Our Furious Leader has served notice that strikes will not be permitted in his country, Harperland. Finance minister and dutiful leprechaun Flaherty has announced his master’s government is preparing legislation to order 4,000 Air Canada customer s…Continue reading
The late Colonel John “40 Second” Boyd would have a thing or three hundred to say about the F-35 Joint Strike Fighter, and not one of them good.
Boyd was a highly accomplished fighter pilot who fought through the Korean and Vietnam wars and went on t…Continue reading
Of all the enemies of true liberty, war is, perhaps, the most to be dreaded because it comprises and develops the germ of every other. War is the parent of armies; from these proceed debts and taxes; and armies, and debts, and taxes are the known …Continue reading
I think the world would be far better off if we demanded that every candidate for political office held a valid pilot licence. Why? Because time and again, pilots demonstrate a willingness to put the lives of others ahead of everything, including…Continue reading
Global warming used to be mainly a battleground for atmospherics science debates. Today the oceanographers and hydrologists are moving way up the prestige ladder because, as we’re finding out pretty much everywhere, global warming is as much about wa…Continue reading
The combines are early onto the wheat fields of Kansas this year. Accounts suggest they’re trying to salvage whatever they can from this year’s crop in regions hard hit by drought.
The worst droughts in decades are wilting wheat fields worldwide.
What’s a “perfect storm” Florida-style? That’s easy, a property market collapse, a Tea Bagger governor and the onset of the ravages of climate change. That’s a real Trifecta.
Florida, like other states in that corner of America, is reeling from …Continue reading
Rightwing nutjob Stephen Harper, er, John Bolton, has slammed the United Nations and its membership of irrelevant countries, a.k.a. “the world”, for having the audacity to grant political recognition to a Palestinian state in a vote that’s scheduled …Continue reading
TV yak show host and pitchman Montel Williams is hawking medical marijuana. Williams has gone into partnership in an outfit known as the Albatin Wellness Cooperative in Sacramento.
Williams has used pot for years to relieve the neurological pain o…Continue reading
It’s official. Michelle Bachmann is seeking the Republican presidential nomination for 2012.Continue reading
The head of India’s Air Force is urging his country to build and deploy intercontinental ballistic missiles of up to 10,000 km. range. Air Chief Marshal P.V. Naik says getting the ability to nuke distant lands is part of coming of age for an emerging…Continue reading
America’s prophet of fiscal doom, Nouriel Roubini, is warning that China now faces a “meaningful probability” of a hard economic landing. Roubini came to prominence by warning of the US housing bubble and a global fiscal meltdown.
China’s problem…Continue reading
The Pentagon and the Iraqi government are giving up trying to locate $6.6 billion in greenbacks that went missing in the chaos after the American conquest of Iraq. Their conclusion – the cash was probably stolen.
It seems the money was shipped into …Continue reading
Stevie Harper’s insistence on saddling Canada with the F-35 Joint Strike Fighter has enormous significance for our country’s military and diplomatic future.
Forget the business about defending Canada’s vast northern airspace. If that was the objec…Continue reading
Over at Grist.com there’s a discussion about Canada’s (Stevie Harper’s) abandonment of Kyoto. One commenter posted the following 2002 letter our Ruler sent to his then – and now – followers. It speaks volumes.
We’re on a roll, …Continue reading
In the immediate wake of the Fukushima nuclear power plant meltdown, German Chancellor Angela Merkel sprung into action, rescinding her decision to extend the operation of her own country’s nuclear power plants and moving to have them out of operation …Continue reading
In case you hadn’t noticed, Iraq is back to square one. The Maliki government is widely regarded as the most corrupt in recent memory – corrupt, brutal and murderous. Disaffected Sunni and the Shia led by Muqtada al Sadr are believed to be read…Continue reading
America has a huge drug problem – a prescription drug problem. And it’s one that’s flourishing in the Republican heartland. The Guardian tracked down a Kentucky guy, Chad, who drove 1,600 miles overnight to reach Pharmageddon, America…Continue reading
Imagine. The sun has long gone down. It’s a warm evening, about 85F. Then, within 20-minutes, the temperature shoots up almost 20 degrees to 102F. WTF? Exactly.This happened in Wichita, Kansas yesterday a…Continue reading