That Good Looking Bullshitter in a Suit Justin (Trudeau) looks more and more like a regression to the mean, a nice guy with influential friends but still just another ordinary good-looking bullshitter in a suit. - Crawford Kilian, The Tyee - Background to the cartoon: Liberal Prime Minister Justin Trudeau has threatened to sue Conservative … Continue reading Lighter Side of Canadian Governments
People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA) has taken offense to phrases that they say trivializes cruelty to animals. They call it "Speciesism". In a recent Twitter post, they wrote "Words matter, and as our understanding of social justice evolves, our language evolves along with it. Here’s how to remove speciesism from your daily … Continue reading Animal Species and the Language Police
In “post-fact culture”, where rationality seems to vanish in the storms of lies and conspiracy theories, beliefs about the future are crucial. - Gapminder Data System - Are you smarter than a chimp? Watch this funny, entertaining and encouraging video to see how your knowledge compares to the chimps at the zoo. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Sm5xF-UYgdg How much … Continue reading Increase Your Chances of Being Right (Video)
What could be worse for a creaky, cancerous political system than what the Democratic and Republican parties are brewing up? Nothing really. This is as bad as it gets... First: Do I even bother to vote? For those who do cast a ballot, there is the even sadder choice: Which candidate do I loathe the … Continue reading When All the Presidential Candidates Stink – Call Canada!
Canadians and Americans are gearing up for Federal Elections. Canadians will go to the polls on October 19th, 2015 to select the ruling party, and by extension the Prime Minister. Americans will not select their President until a year later - November 8, 2016. ...this (American) presidential campaign is about twice the average gestation period of … Continue reading Politics – The Lighter Side
My email inbox contains much garbage and a few gems from that prolific author - Unknown. I thought the following was egg-sellently written, but maybe you have to be a member of the Commonwealth to think so. "To the citizens of the United States of America from Her Sovereign Majesty Queen Elizabeth II In light … Continue reading Message from the Queen – Revoking American Independence