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This is the way we all lose #elxn42

A friend just sent me this article in a direct message. Probably because they know I am all over politics. Openly. I am choosing to be open in my reply to this article because I think we all need to be more open and vocal about politics, and stop misinterpreting political discourse as impolite. 683 more words


Review: "Cut Both Ways" by Carrie Mesrobian

From Goodreads:

Will Caynes never has been good with girls. At seventeen, he’s still waiting for his first kiss. He’s certainly not expecting it to happen in a drunken make-out session with his best friend, Angus. 861 more words


Latest Update: Stop Harper Weekly Picket (Sept. 30, 2015)

Political Action & Organizations – ECAWAR: Stop Harper Weekly Picket (September 30, 2015)

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Harper (Lack of) Safety Update

UPDATE: Today I wrote about how Harper is dialing up anti-Muslim rhetoric and it’s making us less safe.

Almost the first thing I see on Twitter after I posted it is the Harper government’s promise to establish an “RCMP tip line … that citizens and victims can call with information about incidents of barbaric cultural practices in Canada or to notify authorities that a child or woman is at risk of being victimized.” ( 97 more words

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Niqab Redux

UPDATE: “Your Tax Dollars at Work” on September 16, 2015 discussed the niqab ban at citizenship ceremonies. It was a post specifically about the Federal Court of Appeal striking down the ban. 820 more words

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Chris Harper Mercer: Oregon Mass Shooter Identified

Oregon authorities said last night that they would not immediately, publicly confirm the victims' names in the Umpqua Community College mass shooting.
But they have identified the name of their killer. 17 more words