Boys n girls, the bitch is on her way back, I hope.
Here we are, after 5 years, yet another Bell Let’s Talk Day. A day of Mental Health Awareness. Encouraging people to tell their own stories in order to end the stygma; the taboo. I had always thought it was a . . . → Read More: The Bell Let’s Talk Campaign: Exploitation, Branding Feel Good Event or Altruistic?
needs a fundamental shift
Towards a lateral
I generally post about politics, but today, I’d like to share with you what has become known as a “life hack”. That’s like a shortcut, for all you old codgers out there, who probably already know this.
I am of a certain age, as they say. I like to . . . → Read More: PSA, Life Hacks
Tweet I have some questions I will put to every candidate in my riding.
1)Will you commit to Election reform? FPTP is not working.
2)Will you commit to restoring and enhancing the independence of Elections Canada and the Commissioner of Elections to compel witnesses and pursue fraudulent activities in our Elections, independent of . . . → Read More: Well, it’s finally 2015, Ten Questions for my Candidates
Full text of Harper’s Christmas message:
This Christmas, we Canadians have many reasons to celebrate (fear for our children’s future).
We live in a beautiful country, a compassionate (war mongering) country, a prosperous country (hollowed out petro state).
Despite the difficulties elsewhere in the world, Canada’s economy is getting ever stronger (weaker) and . . . → Read More: Harper’s Year End Message, (with added context).
I woke up this morning thinking about food banks. They are advertising now. Food banks are a relatively new phenomenon. I think they meant well. I think what ended up happening though is that food banks allowed the government to ignore poverty.
Food bank use in Canada has escalated by . . . → Read More: Poverty
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.
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
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
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?
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.
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
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
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
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.
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
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
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?