Warren Kinsella: We globalists get letters

One of the gems arising out of yesterday’s events. Reads like Breitbart/Rebel on steroids. Welcome to our lives, etc.

Accidental Deliberations: Thursday Morning Links

This and that for your Thursday reading. – Canadians for Tax Fairness discusses the appallingly small tax contributions made by Canada’s largest companies, the vast majority of whom have foreign subsidiaries to avoid paying their fair share. – Meanwhile, Robert de Vries and Aaron Reeves point out the unfortunate reality that far too many people ...

THE CAREGIVERS' LIVING ROOM A Blog by Donna Thomson: HELP FOR ALZHEIMER’S CAREGIVERS

I am pleased to host this guest post by Lydia Chan, whose Mom suffers from Alzheimer’s. Lydia writes for Alzheimerscaregiver.net. The data is in, and there’s no doubt that Alzheimer’s caregivers are exhausted. The University of Michigan and AARP recently teamed up to survey the people who are providing full time care to loved ones with this crippling ...

Accidental Deliberations: New column day

Here, on the Trudeau Libs’ willingness to favour the concentration of money, power and privilege. For further reading…– Peter Zimonjic reported on the fallout from Bill Morneau’s profit off of his own decisions as Finance Minister, while Kathleen Harris discussed his belated attempt to distance himself from his own choices. And in the example of ...

daveberta.ca – Alberta Politics: The 2017 Short Story Advent Calendar Continues To Top Audreys Edmonton Bestseller List

Here is the list of the top 10 fiction and non-fiction titles sold in Edmonton for the week ended Nov. 12, 2017, compiled by Audreys Books and provided by the Book Publishers Association of Alberta. Edmonton Fiction Bestsellers Short Story Advent Calendar 2017 – Michael Hingston Ed. * + This Wound is a World (Poetry) ...

Northern Reflections: Hard To Find

In the end, three Republican senators — Susan Collins, Lisa Murkowski and John McCain — torpedoed the monstrosity that was intended to put an end to Obamacare. And now they are faced with another monstrosity. E.J. Dionne writes: The GOP bill that should be called the Cut Taxes on President Trump and Other Very Rich ...

Things Are Good: Birds Provide Japanese Train Design

Yesterday a Japanese train company apologized for running 20 seconds ahead of schedule. How did Japanese trains get so fast? The answer for how their famous bullet trains move so quickly is thanks in part to biomimicry, the study of using animals as a source for design. The front of the bullet train was inspired ...

Warren Kinsella: Media roundup: neo-Nazi rag gets charged for promoting hate

Best part of yesterday: our kids said they’re proud of us.  Second-best part: Andrew brought his months-old son into the office. But it was a wonderful day, and a long time in coming.  As we said in our press release, we are immensely grateful to Bernie Farber, Richard Warman, Len Rudner, Mark Freiman, Karen Mock, ...

Dead Wild Roses: Have you laughed at an MRA recently?

If not, let me top you up. Oh men, so fragile, so vulnerable. All the feelz for you! Filed under: Feminism, Humour Tagged: Feminism, LoL, MRA nonsense

Babel-on-the-Bay: Diminished democracy of Justin’s Liberals.

In George Orwell’s 1984, new history was written and old history incinerated. The old think and the new think were not allowed to co-exist. Nowhere is that thinking more obvious today than in Justin Trudeau’s Liberal Party of Canada. It is not his father’s Liberal Party. After his overwhelming victory in 1968, Pierre Trudeau felt ...

Montreal Simon: Is Andrew Scheer the New Jason Kenney?

When we last left Andrew Scheer he was walking through a quiet suburb looking like a dazed Forrest Gump, or a weirdo trying to pick up women.And now we know what the ad produced by his new Mini-Me, Hamish Marshall, the nasty little man who used to work for the hate mongering Rebel, is supposed to ...

Anti-Racist Canada: The ARC Collective: Ronny Cameron Continues To Promote "White Genocide" Trope

The October 21 "Trudeau Must Go" rally organized by Ronny Cameron in Nathan Phillips Square  started off very shaky, but as a result of groups such as the Northern Alliance showing up later to bolster their numbers and equaling those of the counter-protesters, Cameron, Myatt, and others involved came to view it as a massive ...

Alberta Politics: Bill 24 passes, making it hard for Alberta schools to obstruct gay-straight alliances and illegal to out members to their parents

PHOTOS: Alberta Education Minister David Eggen, whose Bill 24, An Act to Support Gay-Straight Alliances, was passed by the Alberta Legislature yesterday. Below: UCP Leader Jason Kenney, former Alberta Liberal MLA Laurie Blakeman, and social conservative activist John Carpay. Bill 24, An Act to Support Gay-Straight Alliances, passed third and final reading by 42 votes ...

Montreal Simon: Rick Mercer on Jason Kenney’s Cowardly War on Children

As I'm sure you know, the bloated bigot Jason Kenney is waging war on LGBT children. Again.Claiming that his opposition to Alberta's Bill 24, that is designed to protect gay kids who wish to join a Gay-Straight Alliance, doesn't mean he wants to out them to their parents. Who could hurt them, or throw them into the ...

Anti-Racist Canada: The ARC Collective: James Sears and Leroy St. Germaine Arrested and Hotel Cancels on Paul Fromm

It seems that this has been in the works for some time but the hammer fell today: Your Ward News editor, publisher charged with promoting hatred  By ANNIE ARNONE     Staff ReporterWed., Nov. 15, 2017  The editor and publisher of a community newspaper in Toronto’s east end have been arrested on charges of promoting hatred.  ...

Half an Hour: The Real Goal of Open Educational Resources

1. The Goal of Open Access David Wiley says, “The question we must each ask ourselves is – what is the real goal of our OER advocacy?” In this he’s right. It’s time for us to be clear about what we’re working for. The goal of OER is access for all. This is my goal, ...

DeSmogBlog: B.C. Flooding Farmland for Site C is Economic Folly

As many countries move away from big hydro projects, B.C.’s government must decide whether to continue work on the Site C dam. The controversial megaproject would flood a 100-kilometre stretch of the Peace River Valley and provide enough power for the equivalent of about 500,000 homes. The B.C. Utilities Commission, an independent body responsible for ensuring British Columbians ...

The Decarie Report: Nov. 15: Thieving Billionaires.

The strike of teachers at Ontario community colleges is attracting surprisingly little attention from most Canadian news media – and what attention there is is largely superficial. The basic stats are 12,000 teaching staff are on strike. That affects some 500,000 students. The basic problem is that  81% of that teaching staff is made up ...

Willy Loman: Where my grandson baits me with a Norm joke

While agonizingly reading this eight page book about the Lego Batman movie and all of it’s characters, for the umpteenth time, my seven year old grandson turns to me and says… “Grandad you know Robin, Batman’s sidekick, he’s really a Dick.” I need to start communicating with more adults.

Stuart Mackinnon's BetterParks for Vancouver: City seeks Community Panel to guide decision making on new arterial through False Creek Flats

  November 15 2017  “As the City has moved through the alignment exploration process for an arterial and overpass in False Creek Flats, it’s become apparent that all of the options explored to date present challenges for various project partners” – Jerry Dobrovolny Beginning in 2018, the City will initiate a Community Panel to explore ...

A Canadian Lefty in Occupied Land: Thinking about how cis men can and should be speaking publically about sexual violence

I’ve been thinking a lot in the last month about how cisgender men can and should be speaking publically about sexual violence and gender oppression. I’ve been thinking about this for some obvious reasons and some less obvious reasons. The obvious ones should be – well, obvious. In the last month, these issues have received ...

Ken Chapman: Deal With Dark Money PACs Before Any Bye-Election Call

So Mr. Kenney, the leader of the United Conservative Party has a chance to get a seat in the Alberta Legislature through a bye-election, with the retirement of one of his “faithful.”  Premier Notley has to set the date within six months of the retirement of the former Member. Given the questionable integrity track record ...

Politics and its Discontents: Theatre Of The Absurd

Any facile defence of Roy Moore’s creepy predilections has to be regarded thus. His attorney, Trenton Garmon, even tried to draw Canadian Ali Velshi into the fray. Recommend this Post

DeSmogBlog: Catherine McKenna Says Canada Has a Climate Plan. Prove It.

By Ross Belot for iPolitics. “The first thing you have to do is have a plan; you have to implement your plan, and then you have to ratchet up ambition. That’s part of the Paris agreement, and that’s what we’re absolutely committed to doing.” That’s Environment Minister Catherine McKenna in an interview she gave to the Globe and Mail before ...

The Disaffected Lib: Today in Extinction News

What a week it’s been on the mass extinction front. It began with an official US delegation to the Bonn climate summit that tried to turn it into a fossil fuels trade show. Sort of like pushing cigarettes at a lung cancer symposium. All class, America. All class. Then there was the report out of ...