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More on the Kurdis: The NDP Rides the Bandwagon

No sooner did I publish my weblog piece on the deaths of the three Kurdish refugees in the waters off Turkey, I received in my e-mail inbox a missive from my MP, the New Democratic Party's Craig Scott (Broadview-Danforth).

As predicted, MP Scott has nothing to say about all the other refugees trying to cross the Mediterranean, many of whom Canada is directly responsible for. (See Libya.)

I replied.

Alan, Ghalib, and Rehanna Kurdi, and the Cynicism of the West

The mainstream media in the "West" have their R2P knickers in a twist. All of a sudden, the refugee crisis in Europe must be solved.

But why just Syrian refugees?

Soldiers, etc: Honoured at half-time, screwed in real life

On Canada Day and US Independence Day, we're bound to hear/suffer through a lot of salutes to our "heroes," our military members and veterans. Knees will jerk, huzzahs all around.

Canada's sneaking, lying-speaking Prime Minister, Stephen Harper, started it off on Canada Day on just the right note.

The Mighty Mekong, and the Bridge

In April, work was completed on a bridge over the Mekong River just north of Neak Loeung, Cambodia. Before the bridge, everything stopped at Neak Loeung while your bus/car/motorcycle negotiated passage on a ferry over the river. It's progress, but me, I liked the stop/ferry. I've posted about it before. I'm a member of a group of FB nerds in Cambodia, and I wrote this to them. Maybe you'll like it.

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Here comes the Canada Day/Independence Day extravaganza

Every year at this time we get to take a day off, hang with friends and family, and think about how lucky we are to be so darned free in these great countries of ours. This year we’ve got a special reason to celebrate, as the United States has finally joined Canada in legalizing same-sex marriage. But every year, it seems, we’ve got a little less reason to do so.

Living electrically in rainy season Cambodia

Here are some of the challenges of living in a developing country (which is also very high on everyone's corruption index) during the rainy season:

Trudeau: Electoral Reform? What to do, what to do ...

(Justin Trudeau told Canadians during the 2015 Canadian federal election that electoral reform was a sacred promise. Trouble was, he didn't say what kind, so he set up a commission to "study" the matter. It didn't help his image as a policy light-weight!)

Charleston: We DO Love our (White) Killers, don't we?

Dylann thought this, Dylann thought that, Dylann's "manifesto." Dylann opening Christmas presents. Jesus Murphy.

Why do we obsess over our white killers so? We don't obsess like this over the Black ones, do we?

Bill C51: What if Police are Already Abusing their Power?

On October 20, 2014, troubled Quebecker Martin Couture-Rouleau used his car to run down two members of the Canadian Armed Forces in Saint-Jean-sur-Richelieu.

Two days later, troubled Michael Zehaf-Bibeau, known to have been a drug user and described by some acquaintances as having had mental issues, shot an unarmed Canadian Armed Forces sentry dead at the National War Memorial, and proceeded to Parliament Hill, where he entered the Centre Block, got into a shootout with security, and was shot dead himself.

Tory Adams Joins Tory Liberals!

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(CBC: " Citing what she described as the "mean-spirited leadership" of the Conservative Party, Toronto-area MP Eve Adams has left the Conservatives to join the Liberal Party." Justin Trudeau's Liberals were happy to get her, apparently oblivious that it demonstrates how few differences there are between the two parties!)

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