Are We Equals?

In celebration of International Women’s Day: A bit cheesy with the 007 theme, but I really appreciated the statistics on women performing 2/3 of the world’s work but receive only 10% of pay and own only 1% of land. Bookmark It

When will the Next Federal Election happen in Canada? Update

So far, the survey about the next election date has had a small set of participants. Here is an interim look at some of the basic, high-level data. While the majority expect an election in May, the majority of respondents identify themselves as Liberals. Interesting.

Pop The Stack: Write your MP about the Electoral Reform Motion

This is an email I just sent my member of parliament. If you care about electoral reform you should too. You can find your MP here. Here is the debate that took place in the House on it last week. Hello Joyce, I get a lot of your fliers in the mail and I am ...

AngryFrenchGuy: Sikhs, Saguenay and the World Order of Men Without Hats

One of the great band logos of history: 514's Men Without Hats A couple of years ago I was hired by Vanier College, an anglo CEGEP, to take some students on a field trip for what was either an architecture or religion class. It wasn’t exactly clear. Anyway me and the kids spent the day ...

Stop Canadian Complicity in Torture: Egyptian Activists Expose Torture Tools and Files, Tied to US Renditions

Article by Siun , March 5, 2011 at: http://firedoglake.com/2011/03/05/egyptian-activists-expose-torture-tools-and-files-tied-to-us-renditions/ On YouTube – Activists storm Egypt torture chambers

Stop Canadian Complicity in Torture: Egyptian Activists Expose Torture Tools and Files, Tied to US Renditions

Article by Siun , March 5, 2011 at: http://firedoglake.com/2011/03/05/egyptian-activists-expose-torture-tools-and-files-tied-to-us-renditions/ On YouTube – Activists storm Egypt torture chambers

Stop Canadian Complicity in Torture: Egyptian Activists Expose Torture Tools and Files, Tied to US Renditions

Article by Siun , March 5, 2011 at: http://firedoglake.com/2011/03/05/egyptian-activists-expose-torture-tools-and-files-tied-to-us-renditions/ On YouTube – Activists storm Egypt torture chambers

Canadian Political Viewpoints: Harper’s House of Cards

Source: CBC News: In-and-Out Worth $100,000 in PayoutsSource: CTV News: PMO Apologizes for Booting Media from Ignatieff SpeechSource: CTV News: Tories Defend use of ‘Harper Government’Source: CTV News: Kenny Stands Firm amid calls for his Resignation I apologize if my posting seems less frequent these days, as essay season has begun and there’s a legion ...

Just Another Willy Loman: Yes I am

In answer to the new Green Party of Canada attack on attack ads, ad.

punditman: Keiser Report: Taste of Freedom

punditman says…Punditman is not surprised to learn that Tony Blair went camping with Gadhafi or that Italian Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi let the despicable dictator and Lockerbie bomb plotter pitch his tent in the heart of Rome or that Libya has invested in Italian companies including Fiat SpA and UniCredit SpA and the Juventus soccer ...

punditman: Keiser Report: Taste of Freedom

punditman says…Punditman is not surprised to learn that Tony Blair went camping with Gadhafi or that Italian Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi let the despicable dictator and Lockerbie bomb plotter pitch his tent in the heart of Rome or that Libya has invested in Italian companies including Fiat SpA and UniCredit SpA and the Juventus soccer ...

punditman: Keiser Report: Taste of Freedom

punditman says…Punditman is not surprised to learn that Tony Blair went camping with Gadhafi or that Italian Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi let the despicable dictator and Lockerbie bomb plotter pitch his tent in the heart of Rome or that Libya has invested in Italian companies including Fiat SpA and UniCredit SpA and the Juventus soccer ...

Green Party of Canada Attack Ad

The Green Party of Canada has finally released their very first attack ad, watch it to see just who (or what?)  we're attacking:

Stop Canadian Complicity in Torture: "Destroying the Evidence" …in Egypt

Egyptian Protesters Seize Evidence of Torture after storming secret police office Hundreds of Egyptians stormed the headquarters of the nation’s secret police, seizing secret documents and evidence of torture. Activists say documents found inside the building contain evidence of phone tapping, election rigging and torture. A full report by McClatchy newspaper:http://www.mcclatchydc.com/2011/03/05/109887/egyptian-protesters-storm-state.html

Stop Canadian Complicity in Torture: "Destroying the Evidence" …in Egypt

Egyptian Protesters Seize Evidence of Torture after storming secret police office Hundreds of Egyptians stormed the headquarters of the nation’s secret police, seizing secret documents and evidence of torture. Activists say documents found inside the building contain evidence of phone tapping, election rigging and torture. A full report by McClatchy newspaper:http://www.mcclatchydc.com/2011/03/05/109887/egyptian-protesters-storm-state.html

Stop Canadian Complicity in Torture: "Destroying the Evidence" …in Egypt

Egyptian Protesters Seize Evidence of Torture after storming secret police office Hundreds of Egyptians stormed the headquarters of the nation’s secret police, seizing secret documents and evidence of torture. Activists say documents found inside the building contain evidence of phone tapping, election rigging and torture. A full report by McClatchy newspaper:http://www.mcclatchydc.com/2011/03/05/109887/egyptian-protesters-storm-state.html

King of the Shiners: An Election About Democracy

So there are rumblings that a spring election wouldn’t end up being about corporate tax cuts and fighter jets after all. Marlene Jenning’s has suggested a non-confidence vote might be in the cards, prompting an election about democratic themes, like a lack of transparency. Music to the ears for those of us concerned about such ...

King of the Shiners: An Election About Democracy

So there are rumblings that a spring election wouldn’t end up being about corporate tax cuts and fighter jets after all. Marlene Jenning’s has suggested a non-confidence vote might be in the cards, prompting an election about democratic themes, like a lack of transparency. Music to the ears for those of us concerned about such ...

King of the Shiners: An Election About Democracy

So there are rumblings that a spring election wouldn’t end up being about corporate tax cuts and fighter jets after all. Marlene Jenning’s has suggested a non-confidence vote might be in the cards, prompting an election about democratic themes, like a lack of transparency. Music to the ears for those of us concerned about such ...

Coalition to Protest Against Mayor’s Call for TCHC Tenant Directors To Step Down

Sunday, March 6, 2011 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Coalition to Protest Against Mayor’s Call for TCHC Tenant Directors To Step Down The Coalition to Protect Toronto Community Housing Corp. (TCHC) will hold a protest and press conference on Monday, March 7th at 1pm at 931 Yonge St. to rebuff calls from Mayor Rob Ford that TCHC’s ...

The Liberal Scarf: Provincial nomination progress, PC edition

Click the link for full sized version: http://i53.tinypic.com/2r4h2tk.png The most colour-complex map, for start. The PC’s have nominated almost all of their caucus, with only Steve Clark of Leeds-Grenville, Jerry Ouellette of Oshawa, and leader Tim Hudak yet to be officially nominated. I think we can probably assume Hudak will probably wait until just before ...

Half an Hour: Progress and Learning

I commented, here: The best learning I’ve ever done has been on my own, working through a hard problem, by reading and then writing, either text, or software, or derivations. This is also the hardest learning I’ve done; most of the people I could talk to don’t understand it well enough to explain it, and ...

Liberal Arts and Minds: When a Voice is Silenced

When an important voice in this country was silenced this week, I confess I was stunned. Jim Travers looked to places that others didn’t and seemed to have a wide-angle lens going on in that mind of his. I knew him best through his work, but was fortunate enough to have met him. He struck ...

The Dominion blogs: Aristide’s Return: 70 year-old Presidential Candidate, Mirlande Manigat Gets it Wrong

illutration_wad.jpg By Wadner Pierre On the left, Aristide’s supporters asking for his return and the annulment of the last Nov. 28 lections. On the right Presidential candidate Mirlande Manigat’s asking that President Aristide return after the March 20th vote. 70 year-old presidential candidate Mirlande Manigat seems to confuse human rights and political ambition. The right ...

When will the Next Federal Election happen in Canada?

I put out a survey asking for people's opinion on when we will have the next Federal election in Canada. The initial results as of now are shown in the chart. I will update it as more results come in. Update 1: March 7, 2011 – 00:01 While the majority expect an election in May, ...