Things Are Good: Doctors Love Bike Lanes

The new Canadian organization, Doctors for Safe Cycling, clearly loves bicycles. Based on their name alone you would think that they advocate for better bicycling infrastructure for cyclists, but they argue that bike lanes are good for everyone. Indeed, regular readers of good news already know that bike lanes make cities better, healthier, places. Maybe ...

Montreal Simon: Why Are The Cons Still Riding On The Sinking Rebel?

For weeks even as his ratty Rebel sank slowly beneath his feet, Ezra Levant  desperately flogged tickets for a Caribbean cruise. No doubt because he really needed the money to pay for all his legal bills. As well as a little sun and fresh air to try to make him forget the sight and the stench, of the ...

Dead Wild Roses: Will Batteries Power The World? | The Limits Of Lithium-ion – Minute Physics

Moar Science. 🙂 Filed under: Science Tagged: Batteries, Ion, Lithium, Minute Physics, Science

Babel-on-the-Bay: The trial of Kathleen Wynne.

The trial is set to begin in Sudbury, Ontario on September 7. We would ignore the trial and its political implications if it did not involve the present Premier of Ontario. Mind you Kathleen Wynne will spend most of the trial on the sidelines. She is not charged with a crime. She has lackeys for ...

Warren Kinsella: Life is about choices

And some choices, they define you. You have to choose sides. Either you are against the racists, or you extol virtues of being besties with Bannon. That's the choice. #cdnpoli — Warren Kinsella (@kinsellawarren) August 17, 2017

cartoon life: Apple trees

Van Gogh heritage apple trees from the backyard garden in Sumi ink style. Filed under: art

DeSmogBlog: ‘Stop the Losses’: Former BC Hydro CEO Calls for Cancellation of Site C Dam

The decision to proceed with the Site C dam was “reckless and irresponsible” and continuing the project will result in a “series of devastating high electricity rate increases” that will lead to job losses and business failures, the former President and CEO of BC Hydro has told the B.C. Utilities Commission in a formal submission. Marc ...

Alberta Politics: Paper Teeth, by Alberta author Lauralyn Chow, tops Audreys Books’ latest Edmonton faction bestsellers list

Here is the list of the top 10 fiction and non-fiction titles sold in Edmonton for the week ended Aug. 13, 2017, compiled by Audreys Books and provided by the Book Publishers Association of Alberta. EDMONTON FICTION BESTSELLERS 1. Paper Teeth – Lauralyn Chow*+ 2. The Late Show – Michael Connelly 3. Do Not Say ...

Alberta Politics: Guest Post: Fiscal hawks’ formulas for cutting spending don’t really fly in the face of reality

PHOTOS: The Alberta Government’s Dash-8, used and abused by Premier Ralph Klein so that he could smoke while in transit between Calgary and Edmonton (Photo: Wikimedia Commons). It’s not just what you spend, but what you spend it on, says Guest Post Author Bob Raynard, below. Below him: former Conservative premiers Klein (Photo, Chuck Szmurlo, ...

daveberta.ca – Alberta Politics: Paper Teeth by Alberta author Lauralyn Chow tops Audreys List of Bestselling Books

Here is the list of the top 10 fiction and non-fiction titles sold in Edmonton for the week ended Aug. 13, 2017, compiled by Audreys Books and provided by the Book Publishers Association of Alberta. Edmonton Fiction Bestsellers 1. Paper Teeth – Lauralyn Chow * + 2. The Late Show – Michael Connelly 3. Do ...

Canadian Political Viewpoints: Who’s In, Who’s Out, and I Don’t Know’s on Third

SOURCE: CJME News – Speculation Remains Over Who Will Replace Brad WallSOURCE: Globe & Mail – Race to Replace Saskatchewan Premier Brad Wall Gets First EntrantSOURCE: CBC News – Who Will Replace Brad Wall as Saskatchewan Party LeaderSOURCE: CBC News – Trent Wotherspoon Announces run for Sask. NDP Leadership Let’s deal with the shorter of ...

Warren Kinsella: This was no Love Boat. More like the Raft for the Daft.

Campaign victory. @NCL_UK cancel @TheRebelTV's hate-filled cruise. More to follow. Thanks to everyone who backed campaign pic.twitter.com/XZAkOq3xOW — HOPE not hate (@hopenothate) August 16, 2017 Well done to all who sank the Cuckoo Canoe!

Canadian Dimension: Venezuela: Target of Economic Warfare

Economic Warfare – Image: Jared Rodriguez / truthout; Adapted: Pfc. Andrya Hill Most people are horrified to watch Venezuela seemingly on the verge of outright civil war, or worse, an invasion by U.S. military forces. The death toll continues to rise in the violent street protests led by the right-wing opposition, following the July 30 ...

Warren Kinsella: Speculate wildly, fellow hacks

DeSmogBlog: Canada in Hot Seat for Resource Policies at UN Racial Discrimination Hearing

Indigenous leaders from northern British Columbia are calling on the UN to investigate whether ongoing industrial development of Indigenous lands and waters constitutes a violation of UN conventions this week. Canada is up for review by the UN International Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Racial Discrimination. In a submission, tribes from B.C.’s northwest ...

The Decarie Report: Words, Words, Words…

We use them every day without understanding them. Take the words Nazi and Fascist. We all agree they’re bad. But I’ve never met anyone who understands what they mean. That’s why I’ve known journalaists who, with straight faces, say that Hitler was a socialist. That’s nonsense. The word socialist was in the name of his ...

Half an Hour: An Example of Analysis

This is a response to an email query, and I offer it here as an analysis of how I would look at, read, and respond to a typical email exchange. 99% of the time I don’t say anything, but for everything I read, this is the sort of thought process that runs through my mind. ...

Warren Kinsella: X: Recipe for Hate news

You may be shocked to hear this, but the subject-matter of X: Recipe for Hate – Left-Right clashes in the streets, surging hate groups, and bigots in positions of great power – is in the news, these days.  So I’m told. As such, my publisher, Dundurn, has now got a huge push on for the ...

A Puff of Absurdity: Inconceivable! His Dinner with Chomsky

Wallace Shawn sat down for a chat with Noam Chomsky, and here’s what they talked about – slightly abridged and loosely quoted (for clarification purposes) with links. It’s a great recharge for activists! Shawn – Many people are shocked to see the president is now a cruel, brutal, greedy type of a man, and this ...

Trashy's World: Whether the USA survives as one nation and not two or several…

…is anyone’s guess. I ain’t no psychic. So. Something I’ve been saying since Obama was elected and the right-wing vitriol fallout is that this was the beginning of the end of the United States of America.  I hoped I was wrong but am increasingly thinking that I’m dead on. A black man occupying the highest ...

The Progressive Economics Forum: Ease up on shareholder payouts, pay your workers more instead

With Alberta and Ontario raising their minimum wage to $15 per hour, and BC possibly following suit soon, the usual suspects have begun their predictable howling about how this is a bad time, or it’s happening too fast, or how it will simply hurt those we are trying to help. It is true that increasing ...

cartoon life: Never again

Never again will I buy a $75 miserable 300 megabyte international data package when a €20 30 day 4 gigabyte SIM card is available. Filed under: comment Tagged: mistake

Wise Law Blog: LawFact of the Day: Family Law

Here is your daily LawFact from Wise Law for Wednesday August 16, 2017. Today we are talking about Family Law. A final divorce judgment cannot be granted until one year following the date a married couple separates (unless special grounds for divorce are proven) A divorce Application may be commenced by either spouse at any ...

Accidental Deliberations: Wednesday Morning Links

Miscellaneous material for your mid-week reading. – Roderick Benns interviews Ryan Meili about the value of a basic income in freeing people from perpetual financial stress. And Doug Cameron reminds us that we have a choice whether to show empathy toward people facing homelessness – even if far too many forces try to push us ...

Politics and its Discontents: No, Mr. Trump, There Aren’t Two Sides

Although issues of justice and equity have concerned me throughout most of my life, as I move through my final decades I find matters becoming more, not less, pressing. Clearly, history is not on an upward trajectory, and as the saying goes, we can rest when we are dead. Like most, I suppose, I can ...