Quebec Separatism Consigned to the Ash Heap of History.

Apr 13

In the wake of the Parti Quebecois’ stunning collapse and defeat in the recent Quebec provincial election, pundits in the province and across Canada hastened to caution that the PQ’s defeat didn’t mean the end of the separatism dream. Nonsense. True, there’s been times since the PQ first came to power in 1976 where they were written off and...

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Beating The Soul-crushing Dreariness of Modern Life.

Apr 05

Once upon a time, I was like many folks in Western society, living a nine-to-five existence Monday to Friday at a job I once enjoyed but now found tedious and unfulfilling. I too made the commutes, stuck in traffic, trying to get to work on time, jockeying at the drive-thru for my morning coffee. I worked an office job, handling a growing pile of paperwork (despite...

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Trivializing a Disaster.

Mar 30

As of this writing it’s been over three weeks since Malaysia Airlines Flight 370 (MH370)disappeared somewhere over the Indian Ocean while bound from Kuala Lumpur to Beijing. Search efforts continue but have yet to find any trace of the missing jet, its passengers and crew. Several countries have devoted considerable time and resources trying to find the...

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Palin Fleeces The Right-Wing Rubes.

Mar 21

Recently saw former Alaska governor and VP candidate Sarah Palin regaled this year’s CPAC conference with her rendition of Dr. Seuss’ “Green Eggs and Ham” to take a swipe at Obamacare and, well, all things Obama. She was, of course, following the example of Senate Tea Party darling Ted Cruz reading the real Seuss story during his ill-fated and ridiculous...

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No More Quebec Separation Anxiety.

Mar 15

In April 2014 Quebecers are slated to go to the polls, where it’s expected they’ll elected the separatist Parti Quebecois to a majority. That prospect has some Canadian pundits already cranking up the hand-wringing over the country’s future if the PQ should stage another referendum on separatism, or sovereignty-association, or whatever the hell...

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How to Counter Putin’s Aggression.

Mar 07

Russia’s invasion of the Crimea has made Europians and North Americans understandably nervous about that country’s intent for the rest of the Ukraine and other former Soviet bloc nations. It’s believed Russian premier Vladimir Putin intends to annex the rest of the Ukraine, then perhaps set his sights on other Eastern Europe nations which dominated...

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A Tip For Healthy Eating.

Feb 20

While recently surfing the ‘net I stumbled across an ad on a site touting five foods you should never eat if you hope to lose weight. I’ve seen this ad before and ignored it but as I was bored my curiosity got the better of me and I clicked it to discover what these five foods were. Could they be candy bars? Potato chips. Any variety of greasy fast food?...

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