Instead of raising the retirement age and distressing seniors with low-income the government should have prevented wealthier Canadians from receiving Old Age Security; not only would this have been fairer but would have saved hundereds of millions of dollars more. It makes sense that Canadians who are 65 and olderContinue reading
Shortly after the 9/11 attacks, my sister-in-law Jen forwarded this thoughtful response to the terror attacks, written by Deepak Chopra. On this 10 year anniversary, these compassionate and prescient words are worth revisiting: As fate would have it, I…Continue reading
We was robbed by Prime Minister Stephen Harper and the Conservatives during the May 2 Federal election. The truth about the Canadian economy was withheld. Recall, the election eventually revolved around the economy. Other leading economies reeled under…Continue reading
The Defense budget in the U.S is 20% of the U.S budget. That is of course double than what it was in 2001. If the U.S wants to get back to the surplus years of the 1990’s then they will have too cut into defense heavily. Except a lot of the defense spe…Continue reading
I know. It’s been nearly 2 months since the Canadian election and 40% of those who voted showed their contempt for Canada by electing a pack of crooks.
I tried very hard to bury these painful thoughts about why so many people would fall for the…
My friend did a smudge around Roger’s Arena for the 7th game of the Canucks vs. the Blackhawks. The Nucks won. Then she did it again for the 5th game against the Predators, but an obnoxious, loud-mouth big baby scalper whined to her that the smudge smelled like shit. She explained it was a First […]Continue reading
The politics of fear: An election post-mortem | rabble.caBy Trish HennessyExcerpt:(Part one of a series)This blog post attempts to explain the power behind the dominant frame at play in this election: our economy in peril.The frame was set by Stephen H…Continue reading
Here is the authoritarian mind in action:
1- At the request of a city Chief of police, in anticipation for an international summit in said city where peaceful protesters and demonstrators (and yes, including an inevitable small minority of idiotic ind…Continue reading
The following struck me as the very essence of the (now past) first decade of the 21st century, in effect constituting at the same time a resounding call that will define this second decade that is just beginning (emphasis added):
“If the president …Continue reading
Read it and weep, folks (emphasis added):
Canada’s little-known spy agency comes out into the open
At a time when most government agencies are cutting and slashing, a little-known spy agency led by a Rhodes Scholar is the envy of Ottawa for its pla…Continue reading
As I wrote previously, a democratic society – whether breathing through a parliamentary system or a republic one – can only bring about and sustain the commonwealth of its citizens so long as said citizens remain knowledgeable, respectful and protectiv…Continue reading
Canadian LAVs, Afghanistan, by isafmedia This week, Project Censored has released its annual list of top 25 censored news stories in a volume entitled Censored 2011: The Top Censored Stories of 2009-2010. An astounding article published by The Nation on November 11, 2009; How the US funds the Taliban, resurfacesContinue reading
In a way, it is with relief that I find I am not one of the "tinfoil hat" paranoid/conspiracy theorist crowd, yet at the same time feel dismay at being proven right yet again.
Pertaining to what, you ask?
Why, that Big Brother has not only arrived, but that he has been here for quite a while at that.
Case in point, today’s expansive article in the Washington Post by Dana Priest and William M…Continue reading
I remain simultaneously amazed and appalled that the cux of the matter of the activities of WikiLeaks is not so much about the contents of what WikiLeaks actually leaks, but rather about WikiLeaks itself, their motives and the terrible, horrible dange…Continue reading
First, the mainstream/corporate media largely abdicates its raison d’être, i.e. reporting facts, the truth and keeping checks on the Powers-That-Be.
Second, corporations collude with politicians not only to make policy, but to facilitate increased su…Continue reading
I have an extremely busy day today and so I will not be able to write anything decent – my apologies.
However, I offer to you good folks the following, which recapitulates quite succinctly what I have been writing about recently (and to my fellow Cana…Continue reading
The striking back of Anonymous in support of WikiLeaks constitutes a paragon example of what protest and civil disobedience in the 21st century is about – especially against our emerging authoritarian corporatocratic security surveillance states.
Behold the authoritarian mind-set in it’s awful glory (emphasis added):
The Harper government is bracing for a backlash over a border security agreement it is negotiating with the United States, anticipating it will spark worries about eroding soverei…Continue reading
IntroductionSo, as everyone and their brother’s roommate knows, Wikileaks managed to get their hands on another chunk of material that the powers-that-be would rather the rest of us never saw. This time, of course, it was a collection of documents rela…Continue reading
by matttbastard (Photo: Paul Keller, Flickr) Jane Mayer on the sudden prominence of ex-W speechwriter (and current Hiatt-approved pro-torture propagandist*) Marc Thiessen and why those who don’t pop wood for enhanced interrogation [sic] should be wary: The publication of “Courting Disaster” suggests that Obama’s avowed … Continue reading →Continue reading