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The great enrichment that the greatest nation on Earth bestows on lesser nations

All Hail the United States of Atrocities….  America the Great. Dexter Filkins writing at NewYorker: ….What we left behind. An increasingly authoritarian leader, a return of sectarian violence, and a nation worried for its future.  On Christmas Day last year,... Read More

Has US foreign policy record ever been weaker?

When President Barack Obama replaced Hillary Clinton on February 1, 2013 with John Kerry as his Secretary of State, he effectively removed the last vestige of effective U.S. foreign policy. This is not to say that Hillary Clinton was so... Read More

John Tory and Big Tobacco

From a regular reader. This is fascinating: Hi Warren: Just thought I would give you a heads up about a slip up from the Tory web team. It seems that they were also involved in building a site for the... Read More

Media Party continue going after Harper’s family

Last week we saw a concerted smear of Laureen Harper (see here) and now this week, after an ambulance was called to attend to a 18-year-old woman the night of Stephen Harper’ son’s birthday party, the attacks continue: Drunk teen... Read More

New Themes: Alto, Collective, and Worldview

Whether you’re looking for a theme for your blog, online magazine, or collaborative project, this week’s crop of new themes comes packed with great features. ... Read More

Just handed out to reporters at Queen’s Park (updated)

…and now you guys get it, too!  It’s well done. (My earlier response, however, stands, and is here.) The Ontario Legislative Assembly, like the House of Commons in Ottawa and other Parliaments in other provinces, provides recognized party caucuses with... Read More

Just handed out to reporters at Queen’s Park

…and now you guys get it, too!  It’s well done. (My earlier response, however, stands, and is here.) The Ontario Legislative Assembly, like the House of Commons in Ottawa and other Parliaments in other provinces, provides recognized party caucuses with... Read More

Glen McGregor, ace reporter

Or, um, not. Robo-calls? Robo-nothing. Consider the source, as they say. . ... Read More

Trudeau running away from his own words about plight of middle class

The Liberal party leader Justin Trudeau raised the economic plight of Canada’s middle class to national attention without being prodded to do so. Now—after struggling to define who it is he’s worried about—Trudeau refuses to explain himself in light of... Read More

Saturday night: This Ain’t Ford Fest!

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Help Conservative Senators Stop Harper’s Banana Republic

Emperor Stephen Harper and his double double. Interesting times indeed. 8 Conservative senators have decided that Emperor Stephen Harper has no clothes. The Emperor has whipped and intimidated his backbench, cabinet and senators for a long time. Senator Hugh Segal... Read More

Russian Foreign Minister Lavrov talks to RT’s Sophie Shevardnadze

….Lavrov to RT: Americans are ‘running the show’ in Ukraine. ... Read More

No, its not art. Its garbage

Critics trash environmental artworkThis definitely falls into the “don’t piss on me and tell me its raining” category.What an insult from our Visual Arts Placement Jury to a poorer neighbourhood, to put a couple of bales of plastic garbage on... Read More

My Jesus

Lisa’s, too (and who just became a Catholic, BTW). . ... Read More

You Can’t Call It Momentum: Ontario Poll, Not Widely Circulated Yet

From “earlier this month”, no idea if that matters @natnewswatch: Nanos on Ontario election: Dead heat – Grits 36, PCs 36 NDP trailing at 22— Rob Silver (@RobSilver) April 23, 2014Their March poll had the OLP 3 up.  All margin... Read More

Brothers in Weyburn

Brothers restaurant owner in #Weyburn says he can't comment on TFW controversy due to employee privacy. #yqr #sask http://t.co/l6GwqSj5G5— Kim Smith (@KimSmithGlobal) April 22, 2014 Then this: #Weyburn restaurant releases statement: 'entirely their choice to reject our offer of employment…'... Read More

Needs Work Or Death May Result

I wonder how many dummies were thrown with this ‘chute on first? If the answer was less than 1, then I’d suggest the answer could be no less than 1. Check out this amazing series of old films, including the... Read More

Oil By Rail Just Got More Expensive

An account of the feds new rail safety improvements can be found here.  From it:The federal government wants a three-year phase-out or retrofit of older tank cars that are used to transport crude oil by rail, but will not implement... Read More

Elizabeth May, Green Party’s single-issue zealot, calls PMO staff “ruthless, cutthroat psychopaths”

Speaking at a town hall in Nanaimo, B.C. on April 13, the Green Party leader called the PMO “a $10-million-a-year partisan operation filled with ruthless, cutthroat psychopaths.” Elizabeth May, MP for Saanich-Gulf Islands, later claimed she made the comments “in... Read More

Green’s May calls Harper’s PMO staff “psychopaths”

The crazy parade that is Elizabeth May continues with this latest slander of Prime Minister Office staff: Speaking at a town hall in Nanaimo, B.C. on April 13, the federal Green Party leader and MP for Saanich-Gulf Islands called the... Read More