Tag Archives: economics

Introducing T-19: An Election Countdown #elxn42

So beginning tomorrow, I’m planning to have a 19 day series of posts with various thoughts and observations about the Canadian Federal Election. My politics are no secret and much of the content will be focused on reasons why the Conservative Party of Canada led by Stephen Harper has to go but I’m hoping I can […]

Apple 2015 WWDC

Lots of big announcements from Apple today… Highlights:

Music Monday – New #NDP Ad: “Would you stand up and walk out on me?” #cndpoli #canpoli #skpoli

The NDP has released an effective new ad that highlights some of Stephen Harper’s “friends” – various criminals, fraudsters and cheaters… That’s pretty bad but this ad only highlights the senators (Mike Duffy, Pamela Wallin) and other insiders (Nigel Wright) at the top of the Conservative party. There have also been some recent revelations that show […]

“Matthew tells us that Jesus and his family fled the wrath of Herod and were refugees in Egypt…” #canpoli #cndpoli

So it’s no secret that I’m an atheist. One of the many reasons I lost whatever inherited belief I had as a child growing up was seeing the wide range of hypocritical behaviours by (so-called) believers. I never saw the proverbial “stepping over the homeless person to get to the church on time” (or much worse).  But I did […]

“His Name Was Alan Kurdi”

A “refugee crisis” is something far away and remote.  Kenya.  Bangladesh.  Syria. Foreign.  Easily ignored. But this.  This is something different. This is a child. A child whose death has given a face to the millions of other children and adults around the world who are fleeing natural disasters and famine and war. A child posed as […]

Great #Saskatchewan MustardFest #yqr

Shea and I attended MustardFest with my mom last weekend (Grandpa stayed home and babysat which was just as well given how crowded the event was.) It threatened rain like they had in 2014 but it turned into a beautiful day this year for people to celebrate one of Saskatchewan’s biggest crops. My only suggestion […]

How Google Could Rig the Election

This is about next year’s American election but could apply equally to the upcoming Canadian election. Our new research leaves little doubt about whether Google has the ability to control voters. In laboratory and online experiments conducted in the United States, we were able to boost the proportion of people who favored any candidate by […]

Two Months to Canadian Federal Election

The Federal Election was called nearly three weeks ago and I haven’t written about it nearly as much as I thought I would. I mean, if you’ve read this blog for more than a couple days, I think my politics are pretty clear.  Beyond that, there are tons of others who are covering every aspect […]

50 Years of #yqr Copper Kettle Restaurant

The Copper Kettle is a local institution and I’m proud that one of the times I called over to order pizza for a meeting at the library, I ended up having Mr. Gardikiotis take my order personally. When he heard I was with the library, he replied “Oh, the library!  I love the library!  You did […]

Throwback Thursday – #tbt – Paul McCartney Concert in #yqr (Aug 14, 2013)

Two years since the best concert of my life…     And of course, in this day and age, somebody appears to have uploaded the entire concert, from start to finish, to YouTube!  (If I’d know that, I could’ve saved 250 clams on my ticket!)