The Church Of Mothra - Home Of The Breakfast Mojito! ©: More Greed Porn

You want a mortgage? You want to struggle against a shrinking real income to pay it off? Why not get a home equity loan and invest that money in other people’s mortgages to make the money to pay off the mortgage? Oh yeah baby. You can have them both… all night long. And then you’ll ...

Jacked Up: Wow, as I was writting about the Conservative war on free press…

So as I wrote about the Conservative attack on journalism in Canada, I noticed this disturbing article. “At a session held in early February by the Ontario Progressive Campus Conservative Association (OPCCA) and the Manning Centre for Building Democracy, campus Conservatives, party campaigners, and a Member of Parliament discussed strategies to gain funding from student ...

Jacked Up: So much for freedom of the press

Since Harper has been Prime Minister, I don’t think anyone would argue, there has been a bit of a crackdown on journalists. First, he told Canada that he would no longer tolerate press conferences, because those pesky interviewers dared to ask him some tough questions. Then Conservatives had the RCMP haul away journalists in the ...

The Church Of Mothra - Home Of The Breakfast Mojito! ©: Greed Porn

With all the arguments out there that porn leads to infidelity, divorce, rape, child sexual abuse, and so many other sexually-based ills… why is no one pointing out the obvious? People were worked into a financial frenzy over promises that life could only get better as time went on, and as they kept consuming, and ...

The Church Of Mothra - Home Of The Breakfast Mojito! ©: Greed Porn

With all the arguments out there that porn leads to infidelity, divorce, rape, child sexual abuse, and so many other sexually-based ills… why is no one pointing out the obvious? People were worked into a financial frenzy over promises that life could only get better as time went on, and as they kept consuming, and ...

The Church Of Mothra - Home Of The Breakfast Mojito! ©: Greed Porn

With all the arguments out there that porn leads to infidelity, divorce, rape, child sexual abuse, and so many other sexually-based ills… why is no one pointing out the obvious? People were worked into a financial frenzy over promises that life could only get better as time went on, and as they kept consuming, and ...

My Canada Includes Justice: Get on side.

Remind Stephen Harper that we live in a democracy! A decisive majority believes that American Iraq-war resisters should be allowed to stay in Canada. A majority in the House of Commons voted to allow them to stay as well. And Harper said himself (on April 13, 2005), “The Prime Minister has the moral responsibility to ...

My Canada Includes Justice: Get on side.

Remind Stephen Harper that we live in a democracy! A decisive majority believes that American Iraq-war resisters should be allowed to stay in Canada. A majority in the House of Commons voted to allow them to stay as well. And Harper said himself (on April 13, 2005), “The Prime Minister has the moral responsibility to ...

My Canada Includes Justice: Get on side.

Remind Stephen Harper that we live in a democracy! A decisive majority believes that American Iraq-war resisters should be allowed to stay in Canada. A majority in the House of Commons voted to allow them to stay as well. And Harper said himself (on April 13, 2005), “The Prime Minister has the moral responsibility to ...

redjenny: Post-Civilization

Post-Civ! A brief philosophical and political introduction to the concept of post-civilization is an interesting read. Post-civilized thought is based on three simple premises: 1 – This civilization is, from its foundation, unsustainable. It probably cannot be salvaged, and, what’s more, it would be undesirable to do so.2 – It is neither possible, nor desirable, ...

redjenny: Post-Civilization

Post-Civ! A brief philosophical and political introduction to the concept of post-civilization is an interesting read. Post-civilized thought is based on three simple premises: 1 – This civilization is, from its foundation, unsustainable. It probably cannot be salvaged, and, what’s more, it would be undesirable to do so.2 – It is neither possible, nor desirable, ...

redjenny: Post-Civilization

Post-Civ! A brief philosophical and political introduction to the concept of post-civilization is an interesting read. Post-civilized thought is based on three simple premises: 1 – This civilization is, from its foundation, unsustainable. It probably cannot be salvaged, and, what’s more, it would be undesirable to do so.2 – It is neither possible, nor desirable, ...

redjenny: ‘Tent cities’ of homeless on the rise across the US

Homeless encampments dubbed “tent cities” are springing up across the US, partly in response to soaring numbers of home repossessions, the credit crunch and rising unemployment, according to a report. Homelessness, car camps and tent cities are certainly not new, but they are growing rapidly. In Reno, Nevada, the state with the nation’s highest repossessions ...

redjenny: ‘Tent cities’ of homeless on the rise across the US

Homeless encampments dubbed “tent cities” are springing up across the US, partly in response to soaring numbers of home repossessions, the credit crunch and rising unemployment, according to a report. Homelessness, car camps and tent cities are certainly not new, but they are growing rapidly. In Reno, Nevada, the state with the nation’s highest repossessions ...

redjenny: ‘Tent cities’ of homeless on the rise across the US

Homeless encampments dubbed “tent cities” are springing up across the US, partly in response to soaring numbers of home repossessions, the credit crunch and rising unemployment, according to a report. Homelessness, car camps and tent cities are certainly not new, but they are growing rapidly. In Reno, Nevada, the state with the nation’s highest repossessions ...

local values trump john tory ambitions

Yesterday’s by-election has demonstrated the power and the importance of local and grassroots politics. Unlike the former riding of Dufferin-Grey-Wellington-Peel (now Dufferin-Caledon), which has been used in the past by many Conservative leaders (including Tory himself) as a surrogate riding, the residents of Haliburton-Kawartha Lakes-Brock have voted loud and clear that they will not be ...

redjenny: Great Depression Cooking with Clara

Celebrity cooking is HOT and, lately, so is the Great Depression. 93 year old Clara reminisces about the Depression while showcasing cheap, nourishing food. I love this online cooking show. Maybe it’s because I’m a big fan of history, food, frugality, and stories. Here she makes “Poorman’s meal” which is potatoes with hotdogs (her grandkids ...

My Canada Includes Justice: I hate you all.

Yes, that’s me at the wheel of a Hummer. And if you look closely, I am showing you some disrespect with a hand gesture. Not that it’s needed! By driving one of these things, you are basically saying, “Fuck the environment, and fuck YOU”.Who the hell drives these things? It’s 2009. There’s talk about whether ...

My Canada Includes Justice: I hate you all.

Yes, that’s me at the wheel of a Hummer. And if you look closely, I am showing you some disrespect with a hand gesture. Not that it’s needed! By driving one of these things, you are basically saying, “Fuck the environment, and fuck YOU”.Who the hell drives these things? It’s 2009. There’s talk about whether ...

My Canada Includes Justice: I hate you all.

Yes, that’s me at the wheel of a Hummer. And if you look closely, I am showing you some disrespect with a hand gesture. Not that it’s needed! By driving one of these things, you are basically saying, “Fuck the environment, and fuck YOU”.Who the hell drives these things? It’s 2009. There’s talk about whether ...

redjenny: Sharing Work and Food – Imagine That

Here’s an article by Wayne Roberts of the Toronto Food Policy Council, quoted in full because I don’t know how to link to it on Facebook. SHARING WORK AND FOOD CREATES AN UPSIDE TO THE ECONOMIC DOWN BY Wayne Roberts Unlike most people, Thomas Homer-Dixon doesn’t think today’s world economic crisis is very complicated. He ...

redjenny: BBC’s The Big Read top 100 books

A friend passed this on. She says the BBC believes the average person will only have read 6 books from this list. At least 6 of these I had to read for school. It is definitely a British list but there are several important books on it. 1 Pride and Prejudice – Jane Austen 2 ...

Jacked Up: Open and Accountable to who?

Because after promising openness and accountability, as well as strong leadership, I haven’t seen any of the above from Harper’s Conservative government. Apparently, neither have the federal watchdogs.

Jacked Up: Harper Spreading Democracy… ?!

So the Harper government is creating an agency that will help spread democracy abroad. Good for them, fledgling democracies do need all the help they can get in getting established. My problem though is that this is coming from Harper, a man who doesn’t even know the definition of democracy. Now i’m not even talking ...

redjenny: Worst Headline Ever

If there were an annual worst headline award, The Sun would probably win pretty much every year. Today’s paper screamed “‘Enormous’ fraud at City Hall”It makes it sound as though the city council or mayor has been caught doing something corrupt or fraudulent. Reading the article, one finds out there were 9 civil servants (working ...