Elizabeth May wants federal NDP, Liberals to cooperate | Vancouver, Canada | Straight.com

JanfromtheBruce

May is rude, crude and an ignorant bitch who is full of shit!“From the moment I was elected leader of the Green party, I’ve been trying to talk to Jack about this,” Elizabeth May told the Straight by phone. “I’ve been trying to talk to the Liberals about it. Now, when Stéphane Dion was leader of the Liberal party, he was interested in talking, but we could never get Jack to the table. And I


Inside Tim Hortons: Dark, rich and bitter - Business - Macleans.ca

The Woodstock Ontario Independent News

Inside Tim Hortons: Dark, rich and bitter - Business - Macleans.ca

A pretty interesting analysis of the internal battles that rage in Canadas' frozen doughnut business.


Aaron (Schock) and Me on Social Securiy and Debt Ceiling

Slothropia.com

Following is the correspondence I have endured with my Congressman over the last few days:

Representative Schock,

Two days ago I inquired about the possibility of social Security Checks being delayed or canceled, as I am a Social Security pensioner. You responded as follows:

Dear Mr. Jones,

Thank you for contacting me with regard to the payment of Social Security monthly benefits in the event of a government default.


Booking in Killarney was easier than I thought

cmkl - Chris Lawson's personal web site

I have booked me another canoe trip. My friend Martin and I are staking out the second or third weekend in September as our new traditional canoe trip weekend. In the last two years we've gone to Algonquin and Chiniguchi .


Those kooky Greens

Terahertz

I’ve been considering running in the upcoming Vancouver municipal election and the thought of seeking a Vancouver Greens nomination had crossed my mind, but I think I don’t think I’m quite ready to sign on with them yet. Two news items today reminded me how prominent anti-science environmentalism is in the party.


What turned Anders Breivik into Norway's worst nightmare?

The View from Seymour

Via The Independent , a disturbing report: What turned Anders Breivik into Norway's worst nightmare? Excerpt:


It’s funny, but for some reason or another, I thought...

The Academicist

It’s funny, but for some reason or another, I thought about this Second World War Propaganda Poster.


Coming soon to a country near you...

Accidental Deliberations

Yes, it's telling that Stephen Harper's spin on the U.S. debt ceiling crisis is to pretend that the problem has more to do with "the U.S. debt and fiscal situation" than his sister party's choice to hold the country hostage.


OKGo, Pilobolus and Trish Sie have put out the following video...

The Academicist

OKGo, Pilobolus and Trish Sie have put out the following video for the song All Is Not Lost. If you didn’t know, I love OKGo as I assume one does the family pet. One of my total favourites.


Wednesday Afternoon Links

Accidental Deliberations

Miscellaneous material for your midweek reading.

- Not surprising: Canadians find Stephen Harper's constant politicization of everything - including awards for volunteers - to be improper. Even less surprising: Stephen Harper couldn't care less .


GPO answers AMO’s call for a comprehensive waste strategy

The Reeves Report

On June 30th, the Association of Municipalities of Ontario issued a press release that challenged all political parties in Ontario “to demonstrate how they will support waste diversion strategies that ensure that industry cleans up after itself, property taxpayers aren’t left holding the tab for waste management costs, and fewer toxins are released into our … Continue reading »


Ottawa silences scientist over West Coast salmon study

The View from Seymour

Via The Vancouver Sun : Ottawa silences scientist over West Coast salmon study . Excerpt from a very interesting story:


Ontario Liberals in Free Fall: Add Wild Hyperbole to their Campaign to Woo "Progressives"

spurs

As part of the Ontario Liberals' suicide pact, I mean campaign to woo progressive voters we get this nasty example of hyperbole in the hopes of redirecting the coming election away from pocketbook issues towards "progressive" issues. Gritchik opens yesterday's blog posting with this doozie.


Pop quiz

Accidental Deliberations

To my recollection, exactly one Canadian political party has featured a candidate other than its leader in a recent ad campaign.

Guess which one, and in which province .


Art, charity, and fake Apples

MediaStyle

This Windows phone is starting to look good. The latest iteration gets a Japanese launch. [ TechCrunch ]


New Technology Claims 25 Sun Media Jobs

The Woodstock Ontario Independent News

New Technology Claims 25 Sun Media Jobs

I heard about this one last month after several of those 25 laid off employees told me about this and asked for legal advice. Of course, I advised them to sepak with my lawyer friend Grant.
Unfortunately for them, according to their layoff notices, they weren't permitted to speak to a soul about this, or they'd lose their severance. (I guess I won't kiss and tell here)


Nycole Turmel: Some "rookie"!

The View from Seymour

Via The Star: Rookie MP Nycole Turmel known as skilled negotiator . The kicker is buried near the end of the excerpt:


Tuesday Night Cat Blogging

Accidental Deliberations

Shelved cats.



Crime rates and government spending

cmkl - Chris Lawson's personal web site

So crime rates continue to decline . Not just nuisance crimes and property crimes but also crimes where people get hurt or worse. And it's been going this way for nigh on forty years.


War Rocket Ajax Vol. 2, Episode 7. Adam Warrock is on set and,...

The Academicist

War Rocket Ajax Vol. 2, Episode 7. Adam Warrock is on set and, indeed, if you don’t regularly watch this podcast… well, you just should.