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What is goverment more than the management of the affairs of the Nation? It is not, and from its nature cannot be, the property of any particular man or family, but of the whole community, at whose expense it is supported; and though by force and contrivance it has been usurped into an inheritance, the usurpation cannot alter the right of things— Thomas Paine(Rights of man;1791)

Politics And Government

Ralph Nader's Open Letter to Stephen Harper

February 18, 2015

The Right Honourable Stephen Harper, P.C., M.P.
80 Wellington Street
Ottawa, ON K1A 0A2

Dear Prime Minister:

Many Americans love Canada and the specific benefits that have come to our country from our northern neighbor’s many achievements (see  964 more words

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What Happens to the Eloi When the Morlocks Leave Town: A Lesson for Jim Prentice from H.G. Wells

    “History is a race between education and catastrophe.” — H G Wells

HG Wells may not have had a time machine, but he was certainly prescient. 896 more words

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Misfire: Organizing for Action pushing Ronald Reagan quote on machine guns

Organizing for Action is pushing out Reagan quote: "Forward this: "A machine gun is not a sporting weapon"

— Zeke Miller (@ZekeJMiller) February 8, 2013…

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Moral Compass with No Magnet

As the wind chill drops down to 19 degrees and as we descend into negative numbers tonight in this Global Warming environment, I just witnessed my neighbor as she zipped passed my wife and I as we walked our dogs on a side street covered in refrozen slush and black ice with no regard for any danger that could impose itself at any second in these conditions.   800 more words

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Look For the Right Thing

I recently for the first time saw the classic movie, Gentleman’s Agreement, starring Gregory Peck, Dorothy McGuire and John Garfield. I thought of the flick when I read of this experiment by Jewish media outlet NRG’s contributor, Zvika Klein.  530 more words


Mr Prentice: Premier or CEO?

“We have to do more with less. That will apply across the board. It will have to apply to the very good work , it will have to apply to my office, it will have to apply to the auditor general’s office. 938 more words

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