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Bad Shoppers

We have an exemplary record of incompetence in defence procurement. Why?    

Re-Purposing the Tony Clement Gazebo Award

The old award for bizarre and wasteful government spending during an international conference went to Tony Clement for his gazebo, along with the ‘fake lake’ in downtown Toronto, at a G20 in 2010. Now that Clement is wallowing in sleaze, it is a good time to change the award. Thank you to the Liberal Government

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Adam posed me questions on hate speech

Questions   Is it not possible that such a legal concept as “hate speech” is an artifact of an unsustainable way of life? Is it possible for there to be a NON-heteronormative or racially heterogeneous polity over the long term? I do not know. I guess in a few centuries we will know.   Responses

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The Saudi Keystone Kops play Istanbul

The Saudi assassination, horrible and disgraceful, has nonetheless elements of black comedy. I love the initial Saudi protestations that the assassination hit team were merely tourists: including a tourist who travels with his personal bone saw. After all, even on a one-day tourist outing one can never tell when a body might need to be

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Trumping Truth

To those who say: “Truth isn’t what it used to be”, one must perforce respond: “It never was”.            

What part of collusion do we not understand?

Trump:  Here be (some of) the witches!   Here are actions which create a presumption of collusions, subject to verification by due process: 1. Trump campaign staff have pled guilty to lying about their contacts with Russian officials. 2. Trump campaign advisors have had financial and business relationships with Russian state-owned enterprises. 3. Trump’s national

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Pederast Priests and Buggering Bishops

Sexual abuse is endemic in the Catholic priesthood. Cover-ups and downplays continue – despite papal denunciations. That church needs to go beyond denunciations and apologies and restitutions; it needs to uncover the causes of such prevalent practices, and address those causes. This is just as we do with secular criminality; understanding and addressing the causes

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Do the Supremes Get Religion?

The short answer is ‘no’. Interactions between the State (whether the Courts or the Legislature) on the one hand and spiritual or religious beliefs and requirements will always require a fine balance in a secular society. ‘Balance’ requires some delicacy in handling the scales. The Supremes should keep their judicial thumbs in their legal pockets.

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Mass Migration

Do we know what we would do?  Until then, hold the righteous outrage.    

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