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Some of the Things I learned at Home.

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When I was a child, I used to love to make my dad’s lunch. He was a logger. I would line his lunchbox with a paper towel and write a message on it. “I love you”, “have a great day”. I would make him a couple of sandwiches, wrapped neatly in wax . . . → Read More: Some of the Things I learned at Home.

Not Yet a Comeback — The Bitch Ain’t Back, Yet

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Well, boys n girls, I think this is the longest I’ve been away from blogging. Other than the occasional tweet or Facebook posting of an article or picture of interest, and only recently, back to commenting on a few like minded blogs, I haven’t really written or done anything of substance. I . . . → Read More: Not Yet a Comeback — The Bitch Ain’t Back, Yet

Mount Polley, BC Environment Min goes all DEFCON-1

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Apparently, the BC Environment Minister has noticed that her complete lack of action on the Mount Polley tailings disaster is not sitting well with British Columbians.

The Mothercorp reports today a stern sounding rebuke from the Ministry to Imperial Metals to “stop, I say STOP” releasing effluent down what used to be . . . → Read More: Mount Polley, BC Environment Min goes all DEFCON-1

We Had This Place

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There was this place in the world, where we were home.

For a decade, we occupied this place. We brought in topsoil. Slate. Beautiful flatrock. At the time, I worked at a nursery, and I brought in plants, shrubs, trees. Dave made art out of stumps and logs and burls. We stewarded . . . → Read More: We Had This Place

Peace

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Instead of hating, let’s find common ground. What are you for? I am for peace. I feel that peace can easily be achieved by equality. Equality (for me) would be obtained by making a global constitution that included water, food and shelter as human rights. What are you for?

Mt Polley. Where is the Government?

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Oh, that fickle news cycle! Bestie of Christy Clark, Bill Bennett, Mary Polak.

Where the fuck is the Federal Government, namely, Gail Shea, Minister Responsible for Fisheries and Oceans? Yes, Ms Shea, wild salmon spend a considerable portion of their time in our lakes and rivers. Why are you not out . . . → Read More: Mt Polley. Where is the Government?

Mount Polley Update

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Thanks to Laila Yuile, here.

This brings us the first glimpse into life on the ground in Likely, BC. The initial report is here.

Gary E. over at How Bad is the Record also has some thoughts on this, here.

We will not forgive. We will not forget.

Expect us.

Mining, Mount Polley and Ministerial Responsibility

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Two days ago I sent this email to Christy Clark, cc’ed John Horgan, Mary Polak, Gail Shea and Leona Aglukkaq. I have had no reply.

Dear Premier Clark.

You have been absent lately, and the people of BC need leadership right now.

We have a still unfolding huge scale environmental disaster at . . . → Read More: Mining, Mount Polley and Ministerial Responsibility

When I was a Youngster

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I joined the reserves. Parents said, get a job, so I did. That was in 1980 or so. A peaceful time of yore, I jined up with HMCS Malahat in Victoria. Got in some great training, hiked the west coast trail, from Renfrew, before the boardwalk. Learned drill and travelled the . . . → Read More: When I was a Youngster

An Open Letter to our Political Leaders

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I am appalled by the lack of debate in the House on the situation in the Ukraine and any role Canada should take on. PM has unilaterally started committing Canadians to go to the volatile region to take part in NATO posturing against Russia.

I know that Canada has many citizens of . . . → Read More: An Open Letter to our Political Leaders

It’s Spring. Sharpen Your Pitchforks.

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This is it folks. Now is the time. We cannot afford to wait for some future theoretical Election to happen, where the outcome will do nothing to change the trajectory of turning Canada into a kleptocracy.

Let’s face some facts here. Even if the country, at least the 70% of . . . → Read More: It’s Spring. Sharpen Your Pitchforks.

Ron Liepert, Conservative Nom For Calgary-Signal Hill, Tells Jason Kenney Where to Go

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Well, boys n girls,  I share Dr. Dawg’s sentiments regarding the end of Robbie Anders career: “Good Riddance”! Rob Anders, a man seen much of the time sleeping his way through Question Period. A man who believes Nelson Mandela is basically a communist terrorist.  Anders, who got himself kicked off the Veterans’ . . . → Read More: Ron Liepert, Conservative Nom For Calgary-Signal Hill, Tells Jason Kenney Where to Go

Jim Flaherty’s Death Does Not Warrant the Hero Worship he Has Been Receiving

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I shouldn’t have to open this post with I’m sorry for Flaherty’s family’s loss. That is a given.  In fact, I can empathize. I have lost people recently.  I really hope Flaherty’s family finds the strength to continue with their lives.  It’s one reason why I haven’t really spoken of it on . . . → Read More: Jim Flaherty’s Death Does Not Warrant the Hero Worship he Has Been Receiving

Is Anyone Capable of Critical Thinking? Does Anyone Even Care?

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Well, it looks like a Quebec Liberal majority and the PQ are collapsing to 2007 numbers. Quebec Solidaire has shown some improvement in vote count but not in seats. It seems that the biggest hope for Ste-Marie-St-Jacques, Manon Masse of Quebec Solidaire will not win her seat, although it is still early . . . → Read More: Is Anyone Capable of Critical Thinking? Does Anyone Even Care?

The Middle Class, an open letter to Tom Mulcair (and whomever else may be listening)

Tweet Dear Tom Mulcair.      Please stop worrying about the middle class.  Let Trudeau and Harper get mired in that bullshit argument.      Want a Big Idea?  Announce a plan to eliminate poverty.  Create a middle class.  It’s easy.  I’m not even an economist and I can tell you how its done.      . . . → Read More: The Middle Class, an open letter to Tom Mulcair (and whomever else may be listening)

Why This Anglo Supports Quebec Solidaire and So Should Other Progressive Anglos

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Well, boys n girls, one week before the election. Advanced polling starts today. After the sparring on Facebook and Twitter with other Quebec Anglos who are progressive as to why the Quebec Liberal Party doesn’t deserve our votes and that yes, there is indeed a choice in voting.  Yup, I’ve heard all . . . → Read More: Why This Anglo Supports Quebec Solidaire and So Should Other Progressive Anglos

Jason Kenney Gets His Job Data From Kijiji — Myths Regarding Labour & Skills Shortages Debunked

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Boys n girls,  very recently, data from Stats Can and the Parliamentary Budget Office have been debunking the Harpercon propaganda regarding so-called “skills shortages”; sounding off on a supposed future “labour shortage”. It’s about time. Jason Kenney was recently skewered after going on Power Play with Don Martin, singing the praises of . . . → Read More: Jason Kenney Gets His Job Data From Kijiji — Myths Regarding Labour & Skills Shortages Debunked

Come Join the Dark Side! We Got Poutine, Pepsi and Jos Louis! (Mise a Jour) — Part D’Uh??

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Well, no, not really part d’uh. I’m just resurrecting this snarky, satirical and sarcastic post I did 4 years ago with the help of a Montreal friend, Karl, with an update or 2.  I thought it would be fitting to resurrect during this fine election campaign. Because every election campaign is in . . . → Read More: Come Join the Dark Side! We Got Poutine, Pepsi and Jos Louis! (Mise a Jour) — Part D’Uh??

Thursday Night’s Quebec Election Leader’s Debate and The Power of Misinformation

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I’m a bit late giving my opinions here, but here goes.

First off, for those who complained or mocked Pauline Marois for being, shall we say, animated, would you rather a debate where everybody is standing still like statues and speaking in a monotonic voice?  Perhaps where they all basically agreed with . . . → Read More: Thursday Night’s Quebec Election Leader’s Debate and The Power of Misinformation

Happy St-Paddy’s Day From Sister Sage’s Musings

Tweet Happy St-Paddy’s Day all! 

I leave you with some Irish folk tunes!

Of course, what collection of Irish folk songs on St-Paddy’s Day would be complete without a version of “Whiskey jar”. My favourite version of the song, however, is from American Folk legends, The Kingston Trio in 1963 . . . → Read More: Happy St-Paddy’s Day From Sister Sage’s Musings