those @#$$%% labellers

The left, the right, the gays, the straights, extremists of all stripes all have something in common, they've been labelled!Labels are a pretty useful thing.  They're useful for categorizing, for example, with your receipts so they can be more easily added up at tax time.  They're handy in the grocery store, helping us find the …

freedom chains

​According to Canada's debt clock, we've gallantly dipped into the national credit card for yet another 100 billion in the last year or so, bringing the national debt to 1.1 Trillion.  Of course, this would not include the personal debt of Canadians, which would add a few more thousand to the pile. Perhaps in response …

lil miss understanding

I know we aren't supposed to call the natives in north america "indians" because the real indians will get offended.  No. That isn't the reason.  It's a misnomer, like the cypress hills which haven't seen a cypress tree in forever. All of that being said, i have an indian philosopher for a friend and he …

low level talks

Had brunch at the Yukon Motel this morning with my good friend Jim Smarch and another gent from down under, whom we both just met. (What do you call a mix between lunch and dinner btw, cause I have those too!) We compared skin color of our hands and with my summer tan you could …

popular compassion

​Remember the boats?  It wasn't all that many years ago when we started to see the rubber-type boats all over the mediteranean as helpless refugees began their watery, rudderless trek across the sea to begin a better life in Europe.  Opinions were initially divided on whether to let them onto the "more advanced" continent.  The …

2029

The Green New Deal promised us all an:       •  Economic environment free of monopolies  and    •  Economic security for all who are unable or unwilling to work  These were but two bullets from the ambitious Ocasio-Cortez Green New Deal, which was introduced as a "massive transformation of our society with clear goals …