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Gallant-gate: still wonder why Wynne won, and why Hudak lost?

Because Wynne never did stuff like this – and Hudak did. Dunno if Brian Gallant is a goner, but he sure as Hell made his life more complicated – and with just four days to go.

The Biggest Threat To World Security

The biggest threat to world security which is not on many intellectuals` radar is formation and consequently bursting of the biggest asset bubble in the history of mankind, The Chinese Asset Bubble/Housing Bubble. Contrary to the mainstream...Show More Summary

John Tory’s attacks on a hospitalized Rob Ford remind me of something

According to the Toronto Sun – and is well-known in political circles – Rob Ford is quite sick. Despite that, John Tory continues to attack Rob Ford, who isn’t even his opponent anymore.  Tory says the bedridden Rob Ford is a “circus act,” and so on. Whether you like Rob Ford or not, going after […]

In Tuesday’s Sun: Scotland divided, plus bonus 007 reference

Scotland, heed the wise words of the guy who bites the heads off chickens. You know, Alice Cooper. According to urban legend, the rock star once bit the head off of a chicken. Reportedly, Alice then went on to play golf with former Republican presidents. It’s true! (The golf part, not the chicken part.) Quoth […]

The price of cheap shrimp

The readership of Island Tides is, in my experience, among the best informed and most conscientious about our collective and individual ecological footprint of any people on the planet. However, I keep encountering a blind spot. We wouldn’t...Show More Summary

The passion of the Fords

Spotted on Twitter.  Anyone know who all these folks are? I can only name a few.

My take in this morning’s Hill Times

Can’t remember my password, so here’s the unedited version, filed with ‘em last week: “Political things tend to come in threes. This Parliament is likely to be no exception. Three things – three issues, three challenges – will define the coming session. One, the war that isn’t a war. Stephen Harper’s insists that his decision […]

Stiff Little Fingers: Nobody’s Hero

Saw ‘em last night with Lala, Chris, Andrew, others. They are bit older now, and they stand in front of the drum kit. But they’re still brilliant.

Now THIS is writing

I don’t agree with Strobel on politics, pretty much ever, but this column had Kirbie and I laughing our keesters off on the way back from Stiff Little Fingers last night.  Just great writing, here: “Some folks are so sick of that temple to entitlement on Nathan Phillips Square, that social engineering academy, they’d vote […]

Harper quitting?

Some folks telling me they think it may be announced here.. But why there and not on the Hill or at 24?

TIFF '14: Benedict Cumberbatch's 'The Imitation Game' wins People's Choice Award

Due to vacations and work, I took it easy on TIFF this year, seeing only four movies. But I'm happy to say that one of those four films was Morten Tyldum's excellent 'The Imitation Game,' (pictured) which today won the People's Choice Award at the festival. Show More Summary

Many think it is time to take Evolution into our own hands with 'prescrptive evolution to conserve and manage biodiversity'

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/ucla-inst-of-the-environment-and-sustainab... Many think it is time to take Evolution into our own hands with 'prescrptive evolution to conserve and manage biodiversity'

Pilot waves versus Copenhagen interpretation: math proposes alternative to quantum tenet...

http://www.capitalwired.com/math-proposed-substitute-to-quantum-tenet/22... Pilot waves versus Copenhagen interpretation: math proposes alternative to quantum tenet...

Ocean algae can evolve fast to tackle climate change, being both resilient to acidity and temperature.

http://www.theglobeandmail.com/news/world/study-ocean-algae-can-evolve-f... Ocean algae can evolve fast to tackle climate change, being both resilient to acidity and temperature.

Branson renegs on pledge to spend $3bn on climate change progress over 10 years, Naomi Klein says big business is hypocritical

http://blueandgreentomorrow.com/2014/09/14/author-claims-richard-branson... Branson renegs on pledge to spend $3bn on climate change progress over 10 years, Naomi Klein says big business is hypocritical

From the bulging Shameless Hypocrite file: John Tory on Doug Ford

There is plenty of stuff like this lying around. And it’s why I broke with the guy: he enthusiastically supported – for years, without qualification – the very thing he now claims to loathe and oppose. He’s not running because he opposes the Fords. He’s running because he’s the worst kind of opportunist, and he […]

Rob and Doug Ford pull a switcharoo in Toronto's mayor race, giving Doug Ford a $1.3 million advantage....

Big news today in Toronto with Rob Ford dropping out of the mayor's race due to health issues. Now his brother Doug Ford is stepping in to run for Toronto mayor in Rob's place, because the family considers the mayor's chair to be Ford family property, I guess. Show More Summary

One Ford out, one Ford in

While other folks will focus on the politics part, let me say that this can only mean that Rob Ford is really sick. I know all of you join me in wishing him better health.

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