Good Riddance 2009

By | Jan 4, 2010

Last year saw a lot of ups and downs. We started off watching the car industry with some disgust, questioning the culture of mediocrity that allowed the situation to spiral out of control. We say: Too big to fall? Too big to exist. Get on top of your credit and take control of your life. […]

The TTC Has a Sense of Humour

By | Mar 3, 2009

photo credit: Bryson Gilbert While the ATU were out waving their fists on the streets of Ottawa for the better part of two months, the people of the city must have wished they lived in Toronto, where apparently the powers that be have a sense of humour. A rap video called I Get On (The […]

January 2009 in Review

By | Jan 28, 2009

As February approaches, I thought it’d be worthwhile to look back and consider some of the issues and events that our world has faced this past month. 1- The Inauguration of President Obama – Barack Obama became the 44th President of the United States of America On Jan 20, 2009.  He was the first African-American […]

Obama’s First Couple Days

By | Jan 24, 2009

President Obama has had a busy first couple days.  He closed CIA detention centres overseas (including Guantanamo Bay), canceled midnight legislation pushed through by the Bush regime, and is working on his economic stimulus package.  He’s made moves for an open and accountable administration, which is especially encouraging in light of the criticisms that were […]

Obama’s Big Day

By | Jan 20, 2009

As everyone knows, today is the day Barack Obama becomes the 44th President of the United States.  Congratulations to him and his supporters.  Many people will remember this day as a historic – I use that term with Reservations I will explain – day, and I’m sure many people will talk in years about where […]

Roland Burris and the Senate issue

By | Jan 8, 2009

The recent controversy over the ‘junior senator from Illinois’ and his appointment to the Senate by the Illinois Governor Blagojevich is an interesting case and reminds me of many similar cases that have occured in more senior legislatures, such as English House of Commons.  Although I have very little understanding of the procedures of the […]

Animal Activists arrested for hate crimes in UK

By | Dec 23, 2008

I’ll be frank upfront: I’m not a fan of militant action in dealing with political gripes.  A peaceful protest or march is ok, but I’m very opposed to more aggressive tactics that have been used by various groups and unions such as strikes, distracting emergency services, Liberal-NDP Coalitions.  That being said, it is clear how […]

Rioting in Greece: Popular will or hooliganism?

By | Dec 10, 2008

The recent riots in Greece have made me wonder about expressions of popular will.  In a democracy, the expression of popular will is seen as the central component of the entire system.  Governments, constitutional techicalities aside, are expected to rule for the people at their behest.  In Greece, the popular will of the people seem […]

The World Loves Barry Obama

By | Nov 29, 2008

By now president-elect Barack Obama ought to be getting used to the idea the he will soon be the most powerful man on Earth. Obama-mania has stricken all corners of the globe – for some reason people love this guy and have pinned a lot of expectation on him. Even Obama isn’t immune to the […]

Barack Obama’s plans for the web

By | Nov 28, 2008

It seems that Barack Obama has taken a quite novel approach for a politician with regards to his tech usage. Barack Obama’s campaign in the 2008 election made use of new techniques such as Facebook, Youtube, and emails in order to reach a broader portion of the electorate in new ways.  It would seem that […]

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