I love driving, absolutely love it. Not the trip to the mall or voyage to the in-laws sort of driving. I’m talking about the sheer joy of negotiating an empty stretch of challenging mountain twisties sort of thing.I’ve never owned a f…Continue reading
Is the West taking away the best thing Afghans had going for them?Retired US foreign service officer Patricial McArdle contends that well-intentioned Western aid programmes are undermining Afghanistan’s locavore tradition….few realize that one of the…Continue reading
And there you have all the fodder needed for Bill Maher’s latest “New Rules”Continue reading
I know this is beginning to sound like a broken record but, as Robert Reich explains in under 2 minutes, 15 seconds, America’s economic future depends on restoring that country’s middle class.Continue reading
What’s in a name?? Very little.? Look at my own British Columbia.? Our province is governed by the Liberal Party of British Columbia.?? Only there’s nothing remotely “liberal” about it.
We used to be run by the Social Credit Party, a pretty right…Continue reading
Southern China has been enduring the worst drought in half a century but not any longer.?? Now the region is inundated by flood waters, it’s newly engorged rivers, including the Yangtze, overflowing their banks.?? 550,000 people have already been r…Continue reading
Today’s Dumb as Paint award goes out to Brock Anton for helping Vancouver Police by confessing to assaulting a police officer and destruction of property.? Brock, be sure to ask if they have special cells for dummies.
Here’s a better look at Brock -…Continue reading
We’ve been warned.?? The Harper government’s rash interventionism in Air Canada and Canada Post strikes has to be seen as a declaration of a war on organized labour in Canada.
I’m a left-leaning Liberal but not what, to the Canadian Left, would qual…Continue reading
It was a night made for a riot.
By mid-afternoon radio stations were reporting throngs moving from the suburbs into downtown Vancouver.?? Many employers let their workers off early for the event, Game 7 of the Stanley Cup finals, Vancouver’s best e…Continue reading
“The right to bargain collectively with an employer enhances the human dignity, liberty and autonomy of workers by giving them the opportunity to influence the establishment of workplace rules and thereby gain some control over a major aspect of the…Continue reading
Harper minion, the Diminutive Jimbo Flaherty, is said by the Montreal Gazette to have given a “stern fiscal warning” to the United States.Tiny Jim, to take a Dickensian liberty, told New York’s business elite that America must tackle its deficit if fin…Continue reading
We in the West like to keep things simple, especially when those things relate to countries on the other side of the world.? We like to reduce everything to basic math – i.e., Afghanistan + Insurgency = Taliban.?? We’ve even based a decade of warfig…Continue reading
There are plenty of countries where it’s no blessing to be born female but there are some where it’s bloody awful.
The worst, the very worst country is – why it’s our own rescued state, freshly-liberated Afghanistan.?? Afghanistan is followed by the…Continue reading
Those goddamned Yankees!
Far right Republican jackass, Senator Mitch McConnell, says the federal government is at war in the South again.? “They have declared war, war on Kentucky’s coal industry.”
?The next day, state Rep. Jim Gooch, a Providence …Continue reading
American negotiators are working out a deal that could allow US forces to remain in Afghanistan for decades.?? All this nonsense about an American withdrawal by 2014 was always just that – nonsense.
The Pentagon wants a geopolitical military presenc…Continue reading
25-year old Crystal Harris has called off her engagement to 85-year old Hugh Hefner.?? They were to be married this Saturday but Crystal, it seems, changed her mind “after much deep reflection and thought.”Continue reading
The Greeks should have seen it coming when, just a couple of weeks ago, Stephen Harper pronounced himself confidant that Greece was on the road to a full economic recovery.?? As a guy who supposedly earned a Masters degree in? economics from some di…Continue reading
Our Furious Leader has served notice that strikes will not be permitted in his country, Harperland.?? Finance minister and dutiful leprechaun Flaherty has announced his master’s government is preparing legislation to order 4,000 Air Canada customer s…Continue reading
The late Colonel John “40 Second” Boyd would have a thing or three hundred to say about the F-35 Joint Strike Fighter, and not one of them good.
Boyd was a highly accomplished fighter pilot who fought through the Korean and Vietnam wars and went on t…คาสิโนลาวContinue reading
Of all the enemies of true liberty, war is, perhaps, the most to be dreaded because it comprises and develops the germ of every other.?? War is the parent of armies; from these proceed debts and taxes; and armies, and debts, and taxes are the known …Continue reading