In This Corner: The Return of Stuff Happens, week 14: Trump casts his lizard eyes on Canada; I solve the Toronto housing crisis

This week in Donald Trump Land: Remember last week, when Donald Trump sent an “armada” (actually just an aircraft carrier) towards North Korea as a warning to the maniac kingdom? But the New York Times, thanks to a photo send out from the ship, realized that the ship was actually steaming away from North Korea, ...

Saskboy's Abandoned Stuff: Do As We Say, Not As We Litigate

The SaskParty’s Premier Brad Wall is a spectacular, passionate hypocrite. Listen to the emotion in his voice in the video clip at SARM below. @TheStarPhoenix "“Is it reasonable for the provincial government and a municipal government to spend money to fight each other in the courts?” Harpauer said — John Klein (@JohnKleinRegina) April 20, 2017 ...

Saskboy's Abandoned Stuff: SaskParty Runs a Corrupt Province

Hey @SaskParty, you want to at least do your corruption on the down-low from here on out? Brown paper bags.https://t.co/F0GrC01qk8 #skpoli — John Klein (@JohnKleinRegina) April 20, 2017 Is it any wonder the Premier attends oil industry luncheons, and speaks to them as if they are his constituents for whom he is seeking the best ...

Parchment in the Fire: France’s Left Presidential Candidate Melenchon Rising Rapidly in Polls

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Parchment in the Fire: Germany’s Left Must Find a New Strategy to Stop the Rise of the Right

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Susan on the Soapbox: Happy Easter!

We will have plenty of time in the coming weeks to talk about the miserable state of the world (it’s getting pretty scary out there, isn’t it?) but today I want to talk about my favourite celebration, Easter. Hot cross buns, painted eggs, bunnies; what’s not to love? Beyond the obvious symbols of Easter, there’s ...

In This Corner: The Return of Stuff Happens, week 13: Dumb, dumber, dumbest

Remember last week, when Pepsi was eviscerated for its incredibly tone-deaf ‘Pepsi brings world peace’ ad? Ah, such innocent times. This week, United Airlines made the Pepsi debacle look no worse than a misplaced apostrophe. By now, you’ve seen or almost certainly heard about the violent removal of passenger from a United flight in Chicago. ...

Saskboy's Abandoned Stuff: Still More Hawaiian Sights

The 3rd day of driving, we headed toward the old Dole Plantation. After climbing a hill on the freeway, the Leaf’s battery was a little depleted especially since we started off at 66% since we couldn’t charge it overnight. We aimed for a free charger at a decidedly not-free health care clinic. @CdnARS_VE4PER @astevensward3 @JoelMurrayWard6 ...

Excited Delirium: Pot-Induced Delusions

Governments and organizations all over Canada have pot-induced delusions. We know that there’s a growing likelihood that marijuana will be legalized. What’s less likely is how it can be monetized. This article from the CBC looks at just one possible evolution of the pot ‘industry’ after decriminalization and legalization of marijuana. The market may be ...

Saskboy's Abandoned Stuff: United Breaks Faces

@Limericking United was breaking guitarsStill not among corporate starsThey bloodied manHe's no longer a fanof their work. He'd rather take cars. — Saskboy (@saskboy) April 11, 2017 United became famous for breaking Dave’s guitar. Now they’re back in the news for beating a man over a dispute about his seat.

Saskboy's Abandoned Stuff: Regina’s Latest Viral Hit Song

Beep, Beep, I’m a Sheep. “Beep, beep, I’m a sheep,” are the prominent lyrics for Regina resident Todd Bryanton’s — also known on YouTube as LilDeuceDeuce — newest composition. It has become a viral hit online. Released on April Fools’ Day, the ear worm is no joke, reaching five million views and climbing, as of ...

In This Corner: The Return of Stuff Happens, week 12: BULLETIN: Trump does right thing; world reacts with shock

I guess it was bound to happen — Donald Trump actually did the right thing this week. I never thought we would see the day,  but as the saying goes, even a blind squirrel finds a nut every now and then. On Thursday, Trump actually looked decisive and — dare I say it? — presidential. ...

Saskboy's Abandoned Stuff: Disturbing Police Malpractice Uncovered

Everything about this case is disturbing, most definitely the shooting death of Dunphy. Ironically, Dunphy had invited the officer into his house. (The officer, Joe Smyth, showed up unannounced at his doorstep to assess whether he was a threat based on a tweet he had sent the premier.) Fifteen minutes later, Dunphy was dead in ...

My journey with AIDS…and more!: Insubordination? Probably

Excited Delirium: Making Provincial Policy Based on Toronto Issues Is A MISTAKE

It looks like the Wynne government is going to make a disastrous mistake with respect to easing house restriction requirements laid out in the past. This would be a mistake. Just because you’re young and can’t afford a house in Toronto doesn’t mean we have to bend or change provincial rules to suit your wants. ...

In This Corner: The Return of Stuff Happens, week 11: Seriously, Conservatives, THIS is the best you can do?

The Conservative leadership race passed a critical milestone this week, with the cutoff for new party memberships. It was also an opportunity for any of the 14 — yes, that’s FOURTEEN — candidates to come to what little sense they have and drop out. Montgomery Burns And as of this writing, no one has. Fourteen ...

Saskboy's Abandoned Stuff: The SaskParty’s Deaf Ears & Dumb Cuts

It’s staggering that the province is willing to spend multitudes more money on redundant highway so people can avoid going to Regina, than they are to improve literacy. Don Morgan is out of touch, and wrong. The Saskatchewan Library Trustees’ Association said in a news release after the budget that Morgan has said the province ...

TaylorOwen.com: The Platform Press

Emily Bell and I have written a Tow Center report exploring how Silicon Valley has reengineered journalism. We look at how publishers have been absorbed into the platform ecosystem, how ad tech has shaped both media economics and political campaigns, and do a deep dive into Facebook and the 2016 election. In short, it’s a ...

Saskboy's Abandoned Stuff: More Sights In Hawaii

After a couple nights at the first place we stayed, we dropped off our keys and picked up the ones for the next place. The timeshare employees moved our bags for us once the rooms were cleaned, which was convenient. On Monday, President’s Day, we hopped on the bus to the other side of Honolulu, ...

Saskboy's Abandoned Stuff: A Racist Killing In Progress, in Canada

A man with a group of people went looking to injure First Nations people, from their truck. "Barbara Kentner was the victim of a drive by assault on Jan 28th by a caucasian man who shouted “I got one” after throwing a trailer hitch" — Terrill Tailfeathers (@Terrilltf) March 29, 2017 Doctors tell #ThunderBay woman ...

Saskboy's Abandoned Stuff: CBC Interviewed a Gunman?

This is a wee bit outrageous. On March 21, 1977, Robert McLagan held 11 employees at Toronto’s Banque Canadienne Nationale hostage for nearly 12 hours. Frum and her producers were able to get McLagan, one of his hostages and a police officer on the line as the situation was unfolding — even giving CBC Radio listeners the chance to hear the beginning of a negotiation that ...

Eh Types: Liberals Opt for Slow Burn on Legal Weed

Across Canada yesterday morning – or possibly closer to noon – pot enthusiasts woke up to find that the government may have decided on a date for the legalization of recreational marijuana use. Next year, celebrations of our country’s birthday may be known instead as Cannabis Day when recreational marijuana use becomes legal on July ...

Excited Delirium: Profiting from Opioid Crisis

We have an opioid epidemic in Canada. Here’s a prescription for ending it.

Saskboy's Abandoned Stuff: How Safe Will the Model 3 Be?

The Tesla Model 3 could be the safest car on the road — and that’s bad news for every other automaker Matthew DeBord Mar. 23, 2017, 10:42 AM MORGAN STANLEY: Tesla’s Model 3 may be 10x safer than any car on the road today Frank Chaparro Mar. 23, 2017, 11:08 AM   It’s expected to ...

In This Corner: The Return of Stuff Happens, week 10: The beginning of the end for The Donald?

So, what’s the over/under on the Trump presidency? I would have thought two years before he was impeached, but now I’m leaning towards one year. Eighteen months, max. Trump has now lost his first big promise, to repeal and replace Obamacare. His plan alienated his own party to such a degree that he couldn’t get ...