It is high time to realize that it is not wise to continue indulging irrational, ideology-driven, religious-driven, science-rejecting, mendacious, folks by allowing them to spew their bullshit without being called upon it – for the lame sake of “civility”. Allow me to offer to you my argument why:For too longContinue reading
(The following was inspired by Deepak Chopra’s quackery-laden and hypocritically self-serving review of Richard Dawkins’ book, The Magic of Reality. Enjoy).I find myself saddened – yet also outraged – by Richard Dawkins’ latest written offering, an i…Continue reading
I’ve begun a series of video-essays on YouTube (my channel is here) titled "Welcome to our Semi-Dark Age". The first episode is now up (in three parts, due to time length restrictions by YouTube) – hopefully, my skills at video recording/editing will improve as I make more videos. Similarly, my pronunciation of English words remains a work in progress … In any case, I’ve embedded herein theContinue reading
Yet another war, another election campaign (Canada), Christian fundamentalists posing as Conservatives doing everything they can to impose their religious views and beliefs (Canada and USA), so-called liberals/progressive/democrats cowering or triangul…Continue reading
Still insanely busy, but I just can’t remain silent on the current electoral campaign …
I mean, the ongoing electoral campaign that began months ago (you know, before everyone actually proclaimed that *now* we’re running elections?) – but I digress….Continue reading
Back there last Saturday, I wrote the following:As we applaud our Tunisian and Egyptian brothers and sisters, let us keep firmly in mind that it is they whom are bravely uprising in order to win their birthrights of freedom and liberty that are the bon…Continue reading
First Tunisia and now Egypt.
One can only rejoice at seeing people taking their aspirations for civil rights and freedoms into their own hands, courageously claiming these justly as their undeniable birthrights as human beings and steadfastly demandin…Continue reading
Just in case it has not yet sunk in how incompetent are Harper and his Harpies in matters of governance and responsible budgetary spending:
1- They spent some $2 millions last year in a narcissistic exercise of monitoring what the media says about the…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
Item 1 (emphasis added):Climate change: Rising waters threaten North Carolina
The sea that sculpted North Carolina’s coast, from its arc of barrier islands to the vast, nurturing sounds, is reshaping it once again.
Water is rising three times faster …Continue reading
I stand against censorship – period.
You don’t like the nature of a show on a specific TV channel? Change the damn channel.
You don’t like the lyrics of a song on a radio station? Don’t listen to it by changing the station or by shutting off the damn…Continue reading
“It’s only rhetoric meant to energize the base”.
How often have we been hearing this excuse, this self-serving justification to diminish the terrible impact that words and symbols can have on all of us?
How often those demagogues lik…Continue reading
The future: truly, the undiscovered country, the final frontier.
And still we will be facing up against our own demons.
Thus I give you Iron Maiden – The Final Frontier:
Come what may – keep on rockin’, folks!Continue reading
Well, it looks like 2011 will be as bad as 2010, with regards to my professional life (among other things).
(Yes, my mother died last June, but I don’t expect anyone from my immediate family to pass away this year …)
Back there, I explained how the…Continue reading
… when your elected government begs Big Business interests to help them write and/or kill bills:Back there, Transport Minister John Baird (yes – this same John Baird) was caught privately encouraging Canada’s big airlines to step up their lobby campaign in order to kill a proposed "passenger bill of right" while his predecessor, then-Transport Minister Lawrence Cannon, publicly supported s…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
Nothing to say except – I wish you all happy holidays, folks!
And for your enjoyment – here’s Rush:
Keep on rockin’ – and party responsibly, eh?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
… and all that jazz.
Enjoy yourselves with family and friends. Party hard, but responsibly, eh?
In the meantime, a little food for thought, to which I say "hear, hear!":
The happy heathens
By Chris Selley
When the 2001 census-takers descended upon London, Ont., they found 83,680 people who described their religious beliefs as agnostic, atheist, humanist, non-existent or some “other resp…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