Monthly Archives: April 2014

George inflames the Orwellians

I recently posted a link on Facebook to a short piece by a favourite writer of mine, George Jonas; a somewhat philosophical take on the notion of “settled science”. One of my “friends” posted this rather indignant comment: “One person’s … Continue reading

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(Quietly) Changing the Terms of Reference

We seem to be at the tail end of one of the most brutal winters of recent memory. Coincidentally, have you noticed that lately there is no mention of the phrase ‘global warming’, even from amongst the most ardently environmentally-alarmed? It’s a tactical … Continue reading

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Please step to the BACK, PKP…

Gloating is usually ungracious, but sometimes, circumstances are so propitious they overwhelm the strictures of etiquette. So it is following yesterday’s election in Quebec. Not one, but two political scofflaws secured a well-earned political comeuppance. There is fairly widespread recognition that … Continue reading

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