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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 and . . . → Read More: Is Anyone Capable of Critical Thinking? Does Anyone Even Care?

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 each . . . → Read More: Thursday Night’s Quebec Election Leader’s Debate and The Power of Misinformation

The World is Watching

Tweet I’m getting tired of the racism displayed for all the world to see right now. I thought we were so much better as a collective society. I was wrong.  It’s not just the right-wing extremists.  It’s looking to me like somewhere around half of all Canadians are completely unaware of how our country . . . → Read More: The World is Watching

An Unprecedented Friday Afternoon Document Dump, cont…

Tweet A message from BC. Last Friday in BC, Christy Clark announced that there will be no fall election.  This amounts to a bloodless Coup of our fair province.  Clark has no mandate.  She is unelected.  She sailed into power by the grace and deep pockets of the same group of suspects that may . . . → Read More: An Unprecedented Friday Afternoon Document Dump, cont…

Most Clear Insight Into Harper’s Mind Thusfar…

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While perusing a Toronto Star article today entitled Harper’s Tories Leave Mulroney Cold I came across this quote from an annonymous Tory MP:

“Being in power is better than not being in power,”

I don’t think a more clear insight into the mind of Stephen Harper has ever been offered up. He’s run . . . → Read More: Most Clear Insight Into Harper’s Mind Thusfar…

Corruption, ad nauseum

Tweet Today’s headlines in the CBC (they have since started to bury the story) and the Globe and Mail (strangely, with 0 comments, yet it does not say that comments are disabled) advise us conveniently, just in time for the Liberal leadership race in BC, that all elected officials are completely exonerated in the . . . → Read More: Corruption, ad nauseum

La Marois Is Desperate: Is There Anything She Won’t Do To Be Premier?

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I’m sure most have followed the circus that is Quebec politics these days.  Premier Jean Charest is the cheese standing alone while everyone; right/left; federalist/separatist; Anglophone/Francophone are all calling for his head served on a silver platter these days.  Everybody’s singing oops! Sorry, make that shrieking  from the same song book; demanding a . . . → Read More: La Marois Is Desperate: Is There Anything She Won’t Do To Be Premier?

update from BC.

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Really the definitive piece for describing the mourning taking place in BC right now…for justice, for freedom of the press, transparency, democracy.  BC Mary, Robin Mathews, Rafe Mair and Peter Ewart have it all.  Including the battle cry to the people, we will not roll over and let you do this on our watch!  . . . → Read More: update from BC.

This Cannot Be The End Of BC Rail

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The promise was made, “BC Rail is here to stay.” Then they sold it. Then the legislature was raided by the RCMP. Three people were charged with varying things such as fraud, accepting gifts, and offers of employment. Seven years later, the trial was set to resume. Finally, hopefully, we would discover what . . . → Read More: This Cannot Be The End Of BC Rail

In other news, justice is dead in BC…

Tweet Amazing.  Apparently this morning in courtroom 54 at the Vancouver Supreme Court, a deal was brokered between the defence for Basi, Virk and Basi and the Crown.  Guilty pleas for Basi and Virk, in exchange for no jailtime, they get house arrest.  Charges of money laundering have been dropped on the second Mr. . . . → Read More: In other news, justice is dead in BC…

Come Join the Dark Side! We Got Poutine, Pepsi and Jos Louis! (Mise a Jour)

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Maudit merde de Tabarnac!! Maclean’s has gone and done it again, like so many corporate media outlets in the rest of Canada do; they bash our Belle Province de Quebec. Maclean’s is claiming that Quebec is THE most corrupt province in Canada and will be published in this week’s magazine. Well, we must be . . . → Read More: Come Join the Dark Side! We Got Poutine, Pepsi and Jos Louis! (Mise a Jour)

the hanging judge

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I have promised to delve into the judiciary and how that pertains to our current crisis in democracy in Canada, but I just can’t possibly do justice (pun intended) to the subject to the degree that Robin Mathews can! From The Legislature Raids   Second article down, by Robin Mathews September 20, 2010. And . . . → Read More: the hanging judge

the horseman

Tweet I have been seeing some very disturbing trends in policing in this country of late.  The symptoms are widespread throughout the body to the point where I can’t tell where the disease leaves off, it in itself may be a symptom of a pandemic of much greater proportions.   I having been noticing . . . → Read More: the horseman

Gotta Fill ‘em New Big Assed Prisons; Not Prison Farms, but Big Assed Private Prisons

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Wow! I mean, just…wow! I go away from the blogosphere, thinking it would be same ol'; same ol’ since I left it early last week. Much of the same is going on but with even more stupidity and desperation and insanity on the part of the Harpercons. The more time goes on these . . . → Read More: Gotta Fill ‘em New Big Assed Prisons; Not Prison Farms, but Big Assed Private Prisons

I Smell a Made-For-TV Movie Or a Danielle Steele-ish Novel

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Or both…usually there is some trashy novel with the shorter and trashier version of the movie to come…

This rather long column in the Toronto Star has just all those ingredients for Steele-ish/Collins-esque novel–Trashy made for TV movie of the week. I mean, this kind of thing just writes itself. It is once . . . → Read More: I Smell a Made-For-TV Movie Or a Danielle Steele-ish Novel