On Vancouver

It really is a shame what happened last night in Vancouver–I truly believe it was the work of a small minority, taking advantage of the situation.  I personally believe we would have seen rioting and looting even if Vancouver won.  Here’s why: I have always been a fan of the “street party”.  From my early high school […]

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Slap Upside The Head: Hate Crime Reporting Improves

More and more hate crimes are being reported across the country, and that’s not necessarily a bad thing. In 2009, the number of hate crime reported in Canada went up by 42%, and police are optimistic. ”It’s not that the hate crimes are actually increasing,” explained Ken Smith from the Edmonton police department’s hate crimes unit. […]

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gritchik: Remembering Joy Division

Around the time I started wearing combat boots, putting safety pins through my ears as improvised earrings and became perpetually sullen, I first heard Joy Division’s Closer.  It was amazing. As a teenager in the 80′s growing up in the suburbs, I had never been exposed to their unique sound before.  Amazing.  By the time […]

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gritchik: More Weiner hilarity

Ok, fair warning, not only is this not safe for work, don’t play it when your kids are around either. Or mom. Anyone, really, don’t play it in front of anyone unless you’re sure they can take it. After listening to this in the car on the way home from work and laughing so hard […]

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Saskboy's Abandoned Stuff: WikiLeaks: Assange Breaking Ground While Governments Break Laws

Assange points out that there were illegal attacks on WikiLeak’s technical infrastructure, especially since it’s a legal, media organization and not an illegal group as some extreme critics suggest. == Meanwhile, the Main Stream Media is picking “bloogers” for stories. “It’s not approved, not allowed, and it’s not awesome”. – artist and blooger Kal Barteski. […]

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My take on Senate reform

We need the Senate, but not as it is now. The current Senate is far too inefective, inefficient, and undemocratic. I don’t agree with Stephen Harper much, but I do agree with him when he says the Senate needs to … Continue reading »

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