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More than karma needed to address gender inequality (and Congrats #22at22)

Microsoft isn’t everyone’s favorite company (having to refresh my computer twice in November didn’t help my #NaBloPoMo objectives last month), but being a US$344 billion company means you must be doing something right (or wrong, depending on your view of

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Posted in Business, Politics

Newtown and the deep problem of gun rights (#NaBloPoMo Day 22)

A few days ago, a fellow NaBloPoMo participant urged fellow bloggers to speak up for common sense gun regulations. As a Canadian, an observation I make is that a major part of the problem is that gun advocates think that

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Posted in 4D Framework themes, Canada, Justice, Politics, Public Policy

Competition vs Winning (graphic version), part 2 of 2 (#NaBloPoMo Day 21)

This follow-up to my NaBloPoMo Day 20 post is more an exercise in trying to communicate my points in a graphic way as much as distinguishing the difference between competition and winning. Funny thing was that there was an article

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Posted in 4D Framework themes, Business, Politics, Sports

Ebola demonstrates how easily personal risk draws attention away from our Dynamic potential (#NaBloPoMo Day 17)

What truly separates the public interest from the self interest is change, with which comes countless new possibilities, many of them practical and exciting.  The positive aspects of these opportunities are accessible to everyone, but unfortunately, it is easy to

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Posted in 4D Framework themes, Economics, Politics

A time to Evoke, as well as Remember (#NaBloPoMo Day 11)

Today, we honor and remember those who dared to face the horrors of war on our behalf.  Too many have paid too high of a cost in the war one hundred years ago that was to end all wars and

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Posted in 4D Framework themes, Canada, Politics

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

Everyone should have a Magna Carta (#NaBloPoMo Day 9)

‘We’re just a million little gods causing rainstorms, turning every good thing to rust.’ Arcade Fire’s words from Wake Up perfectly sums up the tone these days in the developed world when it comes to many social issues.  Much of

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Posted in Economics, Politics

Moving beyond certainty (#NaBloPoMo Day 8)

Can we not look  further than Cogito Ergo Sum to approach issues of common interest?  For all that I discussed in my Day 6 post demonstrating how, with freedom, the merit of taking the public/broad interested perspective over a self

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Posted in 4D Framework themes, Politics, Public Policy

#NaBloPoMo Day V (for Vendetta): The structure of a paradox

Have never dug into the origins of the rising use of the Guy Fawkes masks as a symbol of the modern anti-establishment movement, but they are likely to have been inspired by Alan Moore and David Lloyd’s brilliant graphic novel

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Posted in 4D Framework themes, Politics, Terrorism

Viewing public interest as an inspiration (#NaBloPoMo Day 4)

Public interest should aspire beyond mediating conflicts between individual interests After yesterday’s impromptu post and getting ahead of myself for tomorrow’s which is significant for radicalists and historians (presume @towncrier96, fellow NaBloPoMo participant, knows all about that), fallen behind today’s

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Posted in 4D Framework themes, Economics, Politics, Public Policy