EclecticLip: Gartman beaten by 82% of funds in 2010; investment SAT score 410

(originally written Jan 17; posted Jan 23 as part of some backfill)  Now that the Globe and Mail’s GlobeInvestor site has mutual fund performance data for calendar 2010, I decided to check in on ubiquitous business-channel commentator and investment guru Dennis Gartman’s performance this year.  As you may recall, his ETF (exchange traded fund — ...

Herbinator: The force (of the inquisition) is strong, ObiWan.

Women are inferior. Conservatives are criminals. Homosexuals are sinners. Catholics are doomed to hell. Homeopathy is sham. What! Hold on! Homeopathy is a sham? (Nod to Woodshed for the opening-line inspiration.) I’m a little surprised at the degree of medico bigotry rearing its ugly head wrt homeopathy. I can understand disagreeing with homeopathy but out-n-out ...

Senator Elaine McCoy Hullabaloos: Miles H. Patterson, QC

My much loved husband, Miles Hudson Patterson, passed away last Saturday.  He died as he wished, peacefully, in his sleep, at home.  A celebration of his life will be held at the Calgary Golf and Country Club on January 21, 2011, from 3 to 7 pm .  That’s where we celebrated our wedding in 1988, ...

All Politics Is Local: Is Bill C-12 About To Die of Old Age?

While the house is still on vacation, it is not, for once, prorogued. That means there are still bills waiting for them when they get back. One of those bills is Bill C-12 which the Tories are calling the Democratic Representation Act. This is the one that would give increased representation in the house to ...

Regan Wolfrom: Political Roundup – January 2011

I’m getting ever closer to accepting that I am not a politician by nature… part of that process is letting go of the self-censoring.  If I want to say something that’s controversial, I should just say it.  Life’s too short (at least it is now that I’m in my thirties) for continuous diplomacy.  Rather than ...

JimBobby Sez: Is Canadian Uranium Fueling Iran’s Nuclear Program? Follow the links.

Whooee! Well, friends an’ foes, seems like a dog’s age since I done any boogin’. I been twitterin’ up a storm but I reckon I ain’t been motivated enough to typewrite more’n a hunnert an’ forty characters at a time. Until now, that is. What got me chewin’ nails an’ fartin’ tacks this mornin’ was ...

If Iggy is still ‘just visiting’…

and he’s Canadian-born, what must Harper truly think of immigrants? Those attack ads are out again. Evil coaltions! Iggy just visiting!

Mike Powell Fanclub: Radio Topics, January 18th

Happy Tuesday! I’ve got an exciting show lined up this week. At 7:30, we’ll speak with my good friend (and former CKCU host) Mariee-Josée Houle. She’s got a gig coming up at Café Nostalgica. At 8:15, we’ll speak with Lisa from the new Ottawa events site Couch Assassin. Finally, at 8:30, I’ll talk with Ron ...

The Dominion blogs: Human Rights Groups Call for Immediate Arrest of Jean-Claude Duvalier Jan­u­ary 17, 2011-Port-au-Prince and Boston- Today

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE CONTACTS: Mario Joseph, Av., Bureau des Avocats Internationaux (Port-au-Prince, Haiti), mario@ijdh.org, 509-3701-9879 Brian Concannon Jr., Esq., Institute for Justice & Democracy in Haiti (Boston, MA), brian@ijdh.org, 541-263-0029 Iran Kurzban, Esq. IJDH Board Chair and attorney in Jean-Juste v. Duvalier, (Miami, FL) ira@kkwtlaw.com, 305-444-0060 Human Rights Groups Call for Immediate Arrest of Jean-Claude ...

Carbon49 - a blog on sustainability for Canadian businesses: Smart KPIs for Sustainability

In any corporate sustainability project, whether it is reducing greenhouse gas emissions, paper use, or supply chain waste, choosing the right key performance indicators (KPIs) is a critical ingredient to success. At the Toronto conference on Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) Issues hosted by the Canadian Institute of Chartered Accountants (CICA), Cathy Cobey from Ernst ...

Straight Outta Edmonton: Premier Stelmach Places Conditions on Fort Chip Visit

Premier Ed Stelmach has delayed his visit to Fort Chipewyan. Before traveling to the hamlet and listening to the health concerns of residents, the Premier is now requiring the community’s leadership to sign on to the parameters of a baseline health study. However, the Athabasca Chipewyan First Nation — the second largest First Nations’ community ...

Straight Outta Edmonton: Premier Stelmach Places Conditions on Fort Chip Visit

Premier Ed Stelmach has delayed his visit to Fort Chipewyan. Before traveling to the hamlet and listening to the health concerns of residents, the Premier is now requiring the community’s leadership to sign on to the parameters of a baseline health study. However, the Athabasca Chipewyan First Nation — the second largest First Nations’ community ...

Straight Outta Edmonton: Premier Stelmach Places Conditions on Fort Chip Visit

Premier Ed Stelmach has delayed his visit to Fort Chipewyan. Before traveling to the hamlet and listening to the health concerns of residents, the Premier is now requiring the community’s leadership to sign on to the parameters of a baseline health study. However, the Athabasca Chipewyan First Nation — the second largest First Nations’ community ...

Herbinator: Margarine, healthy yet again.

Holly shit! Margarine (aka shortening and hydrogenated oil) is a health food again. Two little babies, lying in bedOne was sick and the other ‘most deadSent for the doctor and the doctor said“Give those children some shortnin’ bread.” Mammy’s little baby loves short’nin’, short’nin’,Mammy’s little baby loves shortenin’ bread. Probably the greatest killer of modern ...

If Necessary Blogging But Not Necessarily Blogging: It takes a whole country to sew on a swastika

Dave at the Galloping Beaver had the post of 2011 so far. Maybe even all of last year too. Why don’t we just sew a swastika onto the flag now? Go ahead. Read it everyone else has. My only quibble is that the culprits aren’t really the media. The fact that ~70% of the electorate ...

new song: Wanna Bee

note: I’ve started a new blog for metaphysics… this is still my place for songs, poems and whatever. Wanna Bee I was named for the actress of the day I was always an extra in the play I thought I was dreamin,’ inside I was screamin’ And all around me, I heard people say Hey ...

The Scott Ross: Vote For The Next BC Premier

If you want to have a Premier that represents you, here is your opportunity. On February 26th there will be a vote on the next BC Liberal Leader and Premier of our province. Now whether you agree with the BC Liberals or not, they will be in power for the next three years, so if ...

Forecast 2011

“Gird your loins for lower living standards.” A scary and often hilarious ride! Warning: political correctness almost totally absent

EclecticLip: Book club summary #28 – Understanding A3 Thinking

A long-time proponent of the “A3″ reporting format (which aims to summarize a problem and its solution in a roughly 11″ x17″ sheet of paper) it was a delight to cover Understanding A3 Thinking in the book club.  Having authored some epic reports and PowerPoint slide decks in my time, the prospect of condensing findings ...

Herbinator: Homeopathy and CBC’s Marketplace

I watched CBC’s Marketplace show on homeopathy entitled Pro or Con. It was a hatchet job. I am no believer in homeopathy. Still, I do not show distain for those choosing it in health matters. Choice in health care is a fundamental human right which has been severely suppressed in Canada for the last 85’ish ...

LIVE BLOG: Kitchener Open Mike Event

Real Canadian Politics is happy to be Live Blogging this event live from Bingemans Conference Centre in Kitchener, Ontario. Unfortunately, I have a hockey game at 2:00pm this afternoon so I will have to leave the event early, at about 1:30pm. <p>&amp;amp;amp;lt;p&amp;amp;amp;gt;&amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;lt;a href=”http://www.coveritlive.com/mobile.php/option=com_mobile/task=viewaltcast/altcast_code=f76f66f867″ &amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;gt;LIVE BLOG: Kitchener Open Mike&amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;lt;/a&amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;gt;&amp;amp;amp;lt;/p&amp;amp;amp;gt;</p>

LIVE BLOG: Kitchener Open Mike Event

Real Canadian Politics is happy to be Live Blogging this event live from Bingemans Conference Centre in Kitchener, Ontario. Unfortunately, I have a hockey game at 2:00pm this afternoon so I will have to leave the event early, at about … Continue reading »

If Necessary Blogging But Not Necessarily Blogging: Dr. Harper and Mr. Crybaby

I often vacillate between the opinion that Harper is an evil genius bent on installing a neo-conservative dystopia on our home and native land and that he is an incompetent hyper-sensitive mommy’s boy. Probably he is a mixed up amalgam of the two. With a little neurotic religiosity thrown in. This morning, however, Haroon Siddiqui ...

Democracy Under Fire: Random Reading

Excerpts from articles I have recently read – no further comment required! Elizabeth May – While Canadian political culture is not steeped in vitriol and hatred, the trend lines are not good.  We are allowing increased levels of incivility to creep into our culture.  Abuse, vilification of political opponents, is becoming increasingly commonplace.  The nastiness ...

Hey, RCMP, It’s Called Protecting and Serving, Not Punting Practice!

Have a look at this video and tell me it doesn’t just piss you off:Did you catch that? That was Constable Geoff Mantler kicking a field goal off of the head of Buddy Tavares. Buddy was on leave from his job at a gold course because, get this, he had suffered BRAIN DAMAGE due to ...