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Trump is Winning

I’m worried about the future of the US.I’m not sure the country can survive as a democracy. Trumpism’s partisans  are winning the pitched propaganda battle in the US. Trumpians have a 24/7 propaganda channel( Fox), a major web of centrally … Continue reading

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Can We Stop Glorifying Violence?

“ Infamy is a gift we give too eagerly, too often, and to too many…”    Can’t we stop giving so much attention to criminals, terrorists, and other  anti social actors?  Fifteen minutes of fame is one thing, but the insatiable appetite … Continue reading

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The Strap

The Strap by Jim Nelson on July 26, 2022 The strap was a two-inch wide, two feet long piece of cross-hatched fabric, covered in rubber.  Government issue.Black.Official.No substitutions. In the sixties, it wasn’t legal to whack kids with anything else…. at least … Continue reading

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The Dictatorship of the Minority

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  Political decision making in the U.S. has become a dictatorship of the minority. This fact has been crystalized recently around the deliberations about the right for a woman to control her reproductive choices.    Although anywhere from 60 -70 … Continue reading

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Remembrance Day

Tri City News , Nov.10, 2011 On a frosty November 11th at 11:00 A.M., the referee blew his whistle, and stopped the soccer game. I was fifteen. We all looked to the portly official for an explanation. In thick Scottish … Continue reading

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Remembrance Day

Tri City News , Nov.10, 2011 On a frosty November 11th at 11:00 A.M., the referee blew his whistle, and stopped the soccer game. I was fifteen. We all looked to the portly official for an explanation. In thick Scottish … Continue reading

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Glorifying Anti Social Behaviour

Can’t we stop giving so much attention to criminals, terrorists and other anti social actors? Fifteen minutes of fame is one thing, but the insatiable appetite of the media to  chronicle the life stories of those who kill or blow … Continue reading

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Vancouver’s New St. Paul’s Hospital – Public not Catholic

Vancouverites, in their zeal to replace a crumbling St. Paul’s Hospital, have opted to perpetuate the running of a publicly funded hospital by a religious entity.Is this operational leadership still relevant in today’s public health system? This question elicits a … Continue reading

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7 Things We’ve Learned About Covid 19

Covid 19’s persona has changed. No longer the plague that will end the world, it’s now a highly transmissible virus that responds to mitigation much like other, less contagious viruses. That has re-assured us and convinced us that there will … Continue reading

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Lower Mainland Gas Prices

“ Gas Prices Stay High Despite Oil’s Dive” –Tri- City News -Friday Aug. 14th, 2015 “ (Gee)… I wish there was a simple explanation”, lamented Jason Parent of the Kent Marketing Group when asked why gasoline prices don’t seem to … Continue reading

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