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John Tory, then and now

Indecisive.  Flip-flopper. No judgment. That’s what the polling says.  And, today, he has provided yet more evidence of it.  

Earth is headed for its sixth mass extinction - study; maybe there will be a new evolution from prairie dogs to coy dogs.

http://rt.com/usa/176180-earth-extinction-endangered-human/ Earth is headed for its sixth mass extinction - study; maybe there will be a new evolution from prairie dogs to coy dogs.

Ford Nation bigots provoked by rainbows at Ford Fest; themes of similar hatred explored in great short film 'The Divide' by Ashley Monti

A very good friend of mine, director Ashley Monti, recently shared with me a copy of her new short dramatic film called 'The Divide.' The short film chronicles the efforts of armed, quasi-vigilantes who patrol the U.S.-Mexico border to try to stop illegals from entering their country. Show More Summary

American Dividend paying stocks sorted by DIVENDEND/price,Dividend Yield, and Dividend Growth for retirees.

Company Symbol Exch. Price $ Change %PRC DIV DY DG Open High Low Range Volume AvgVol %Vol Sales(M) SPS P/S Shares(M) Mkt Cap($M) Industry Sector Sasol Ltd ADR SSL xN 59.85 -0.95 -1.56 2.09 3.49 14 60.11 60.18 59.69 0.49 161781 158175 2.28 18239.97 27.91 2.14 653.46 39109.58 Energy...Show More Summary

Dear John: back in TO

Daughter is back, too, with three bronze medals, two silver and one gold from NAIG; Son Two is back for lacrosse camp, and his voice is changing; and the book is going to hit about 20,000 words before July is out, looks like. And I’ve talked Lala into seeing the new Scarlett Johansson movie tonight, [...]

Why Gaza makes me sad.

The history of the people who live in Gaza is something that should infuriate. We could delve into their history of the Egyptian rule over Gaza, or further back during the rule of the Ottoman Empire, or we could even go as far back as...Show More Summary

I swear to God, Saskatchewan is so beautiful

If I lived here, I’d lay in a park and stare at the sky all the time. Taken by Lala on the way back to Moose Jaw, from Regina..

In Friday’s Sun: spare a thought for Moose Jaw

MOOSE JAW, SASK. – As you head into town here, there’s bright yellow canola sprouting on one side of the highway, and bluish flax to be seen on the other side. There’s winter wheat, too, but it’s a bit harder to spot at this time of year. The Saskatchewan sky goes on forever and ever, [...]

On plane to Regina, Daughter and NAIG 2014

It could be just me, but I get the sense that Air Canada isn’t happy until I’m not happy. (Old one, but good one.)

UPDATE 1-Britain sticks with tough carbon target despite opposition!

http://in.reuters.com/article/2014/07/22/britain-carbon-idINL6N0PX3RJ201... UPDATE 1-Britain sticks with tough carbon target despite opposition!

New Status Report highlights rapid pace of changing climate!

http://www.delhidailynews.com/news/New-status-report-highlights-rapid-pa... New Status Report highlights rapid pace of changing climate!

Against Me! Black Me Out

One of the best songs on the new record.  Saw her and the band do it at World Pride, and it lifted me up.

Open letter to Metro News

To whom it may concern: I write in respect of an article written in your publication by your Jessica Smith Cross, with whom I have spoken once, to my regret.  In March, she lied to me about her objectives, and I have not spoken to her again.  I kept a record of our exchange, which [...]

In Tuesday’s Sun: Mike Duffy isn’t the only one who should be charged

It’s a little like being charged with speeding when you’re not in a car. Or, it’s like robbing a bank when, you know, there’s no bank. Or, say, being busted for breaking and entering, when nothing was broken into and entered. A first-year law student understands it, and I’m certain you do, too: in order [...]

Free advice to New Democrats

Sure, you lost the Ontario election, and the Trinity-Spadina by-election. Sure. • Suck it up. Your brand still has value. That’s why federal and provincial Grits needed to kick the crap out of you – your brand had value. • It wasn’t easy for them. They had to devote a lot of resources to doing [...]

John Tory’s Nick Kouvalis approves this flea-bitten message

Tory’s top campaign guy is Nick Kouvalis.  Nick gets paid lots of money by Tory, who has taken on on more and more a prominent role in the mayoralty candidate’s campaign, just as others have drifted away.  So he’s not irrelevant.  Repellant, maybe, but not irrelevant. Kouvalis is the guy who makes the Tory campaign [...]

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