Day: January 26, 2008

January 26, 2008

Oil in My Water

Every time I see a case of water advertised for two bucks, I’ll think of this article: http://www.polarisinstitute.org/oil_in_my_water This is an exceptionally well detailed review of what goes into a bottle of water. Er water bottle. It ain’t pretty. Every time you chug on your nice fresh city tap water highly specialized and filtered morsels of luciousness, you also suck back quite a load of […]

January 26, 2008

Canadian Equivalent for Kiva.org?

Hey everyone, Just a general question that I’m hoping to get an answer to: does anyone know if there is a Canadian equivalent for Kiva.org? I’d love to know, as we’re hoping to support this kind of initiative, both financially and also with some volunteer time. Please post any links you know of through the comments.

January 26, 2008

Training urged for EMS dealing with the emotionally disturbed

This story is very intriguing. Is it possible that the media is trying to weave the “story” of excited delirium into the general lexicon, applying the ‘symptoms’ of ‘ED’ to other reactions? http://www.thestar.com/News/GTA/article/297657 Does this mean we should expect to see similar stories materialize where maybe high school kids not paying attention in class or vandals start getting classified under the tag “sufferers of excited […]

January 26, 2008

Vancouver Taser Probe Awaits Funding

I found this article a little hard to believe: http://www.thestar.com/article/297655 No mention is made of the cost of the investigation, but shouldn’t the judge/jury/whoever just watch what transpires on Youtube? I’ll try to save you a few million in legal fees. Just click below: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9gziQB6HkOY (Or search “Vancouver Airport Taser”) Here’s another idea: how about you just take the City of Toronto budget and use […]

January 26, 2008

The Hollowing Out of Canada

This is a great introduction to the issue surrounding Canada’s economic state: http://canadiandimension.com/articles/2008/01/11/1526/ However, I don’t feel like they went far enough in creating a “rally cry” concerning what we need to do. Conservatives have tax cuts, guns and more prisons that form the central core of people of the Right, regardless of nationality. What we need is our own playbook. The word ‘manifesto’ is […]