Monthly Archives: July 2010

Journey to the Promised Land

In this case, we’re not talking about a real place, but a destination nonetheless – specifically, the NHL playoffs for the long suffering Leaf Nation. I readily admit to being a citizen. (The peals of laughter and nods of pity having … Continue reading

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Godin Heaven

I’ve written previously about some “insanely great” stuff I’ve encountered. I’ve had my Godin LG SP90 electric guitar long enough to qualify it for the list. The key to this guitar is the SIMPLICITY of the design and features – … Continue reading

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Not a Friend in the World

Israel. Standing completely alone. They blockade Gaza in exactly the same way Egypt does. When an intentionally-provocative incursion takes place, they offer to inspect the cargo, then deliver all of the “humanitarian” cargo on board. They are  refused (after all, … Continue reading

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Wind(bag) Power

By now, you’ve seen the proliferating eyesore patches of windmills dotting the (Ontario) landscape. For many, this represents a comforting recognition of substantial movement to “sustainable development” and all that responsible green thinking. Well,…,maybe. I know a (rich) guy whose … Continue reading

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‘Declinism’ on the, uh, Rise

“Declinism”. It’s a term I recently came across in Andrew Potter’s recent book, The Authenticity Hoax (highly recommended). In a nutshell, it refers to a world view that is acutely pessimistic about progress in and prospects for the modern world. … Continue reading

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A Toffee-Nosed Poltroon

Allan Rock. You’ve heard of those “heroic” leaders who do their heavy lifting from the cloistered safety of the back lines? Turns out the (now) President of the University of Ottawa is one of those. That unctuous warning sent to Ann Coulter … Continue reading

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