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Why So Few Atheists?

——————————————————————————————————————— We should, all of us, be prepared to call ourselves atheists. But we are either too greedy for power and wealth, or too intellectually lazy to do so. ———————————————————————————————————————- No, that is not my statement.  Today I am handing … Continue reading

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I meet an angel

In my last posting I described an escalator accident that led me into the bizarre world of computer interpreted nursery rhymes.  However, in that item I said “… the whole episode escalated (forgive the term) into quite an intriguing tale … Continue reading

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It‛s Perception, stupid!

This is late.  The mass media bee has already flitted on to suck superficial juice from other blooms.  But what the heck, I want to get this off my chest.  So-o-o-o — The Canadian Government wants to share, in some … Continue reading

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United Church Challenge

So, the United Church of Canada is making headlines with it’s resolution calling for a boycott of Israeli goods made in the “settlements” established in Palestinian territory. Good for the United Church, say I.  The UN has been calling those … Continue reading

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Why is the PM celebrating 1812?

I watch the celebrations of the 200th anniversary of the War of 1812 and I watch Prime Minister Harper and his minions basking in the glow of history (and royalty) and I am overwhelmed by the paradox of it all. … Continue reading

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Lest We Forget !

I was staring disconsolately at the keyboard when suddenly there he was, emerging from hiding just behind the space bar.  “Hey,  Newshawk,” I said, “my little hacker friend, don‛t startle me like that.” “Not a hacker,” he growled, “I‛m your … Continue reading

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The Neglected Elephant

In this election there is an  elephant in the room that is being sadly neglected.  There are sideways glances being made by the NDP but not, as far as I have seen, any full face confrontations. The looming presence of … Continue reading

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The Hypocrisy Test

Fasten your seatbelts, friends.  We’re about to have more piles of budget unloaded onto us. And of course along with it we’ll get the usual earnest description of how good it will all be.  And some of it may be good … Continue reading

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Nation to Colony — revolution in reverse

There are so many uprisings and revolutions underway in faraway places that it is easy to overlook the fact that we Canadians have had a revolution underway for several decades and that it is only now heading into its final … Continue reading

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A Sanity Overhaul

Question: What separates two multi-billion dollar follies? Answer: About 23 years. I’m beginning to question the sanity of our Canadian leaders. No, wait – “beginning” is the wrong word.  I mean “again”. But before peering over our shoulders let’s peer … Continue reading

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