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Back to Bloom County (#NaBloPoMo Day 10)

A little late considering the celebration of the 25th anniversary of the fall of the Berlin Wall, but as reports come in saying 80% of participants in an unofficial referendum support a Catalonia split from Spain, it is a good

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Posted in 4D Framework themes, Canada, Politics

Corporations, slavery, and androids

One of the things I always appreciated about fiction, like an early Star Trek: The Next Generation (TNG) episode, is how it can create extreme situations by which questions about our lives, from the mundane to profound, can be explored. 

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Posted in Canada, Human Rights, Politics

CBC’s meaning of citizenship question vital in the wake of Ottawa attack

CBC and its Massey Lecture series asked what citizenship meant to its audience this past week.  After the events in Ottawa and St-Jean-sur-Richelieu on Monday and Wednesday, it means we all need to stay together against these threats working to

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Posted in Canada, Politics, Terrorism

Western democracy facing mounting challenges

A pair of interesting reads says a lot about the state of Western democracy in the world today, especially in the face of challenges from the economic and political ascendancy of China, brash defiance by Russia, Syria and North Korea,

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Posted in BC, Canada, Politics

Why Serena Vermeersch’s murder demands a deeper public interest dialogue

I am not a legal expert, but I believe that the issues provoked by the Serena Vermeersch murder demonstrates a need for a deeper discussion beyond tough-on-crime talk or reforming criminals The questions surrounding the release and freedom of the

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Posted in Canada, Justice, Public Policy

Independence referendums, individualism, and Bloom County

As Scotland determines its future on its referendum today, I recall, as a child, watching the Adventures of Robin Hood, how Errol Flynn in the title character talked about the fight between the Normans and Saxons that was threatening to

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Posted in 4D Framework themes, Canada

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Hi and welcome to my blog!  This site is still under construction, but rest assured that I am working on populating it with views on many top stories and issues using a fresh and innovative perspective provides a more structured

Posted in Canada