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Monthly Archive for July, 2010

Burkas and turbans

I find myself deeply troubled about the burka issue. Should women be allowed to cover their faces in public? After re-reading that line I wonder why the hell in 2010 I would feel it necessary to consider this issue. Why would anyone dive a fiddler’s fart about what women wear? They do in France where […]

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The political system in BC cries out for a third party, a new Social Credit party. While we all bitch about every government, from today’s vantage point the Bill Bennett government looks pretty damned good! At the outset, the Liberals under Gordon Wilson looked like the Socreds re-branded. That perception stayed until Gordon Campbell launched […]

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Growth is a self fulfilling prophecy. For as fast as we expand to the outer limit, that outer limit is handled by developers demanding and getting more land to handle the growth, establishing yet another outer limit. Read article at The Common Sense Canadian: The addiction to growth

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Fairness

I get very impatient with the one-liners, the slogans of both the left and right. They are usually backed up with an argument that’s as shallow as the slogan. The federal government is going to review their hiring policy over a recent employment issue and the essence of this is revisiting “affirmative action”. This is, […]

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From Rafe’s desk: The long-term view

Sort of a housekeeping blog today folks. As I’ve mentioned, this website has been activated and I will be contributing 3-5 articles per week. They will, not always but mostly be about matters environmental and I want you to know why. During the May 2008 election I campaigned all around the province for the NDP […]

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Gerry Hummel has been recruited as a resident cartoonist by The Common Sense Canadian. Here is his first contribution.

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Hands up, all who thought the Soviet Union would lose its empire and implode within a two year period. Not too many takers I wouldn’t think. Well, I believe that the European Union will also implode and that when it does. All hell will break loose. Why will it implode? Because, as with the USSR, […]

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Possible replacements for Campbell

It will be interesting to see what Premier Gordon (Pinocchio) Campbell does with his cabinet next fall when shuffle time will be on us again. Most pundits including me (have we ever been wrong?) believe that Campbell will step down in 2011 and, in my view, get his reward with a high 6 figures or […]

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Several thoughts today. How ironic it is when dictatorial Prime Minister Harper wants to get rid of the Census long form, so as to take government out of citizens’ lives and respect their privacy, everyone, Liberal, NDP, the Globe and Mail, and even his own caucus, are mad at him! Go figure! This morning’s Political […]

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The environmental issues which have emerged as important in the last decade in BC are the fish farms and private power and both issues have been largely ignored by the media. In days of yore, Fotheringham and Nichols in the papers, Jack Webster and Gary Bannerman on radio, and Cameron Bell and Keith Bradbury at […]

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