September 4, 2008

ex-RCMP Boss: End Taser Use

Original Story Here . Giuliano Zaccardelli says that Canada should end its controversial use stun guns. Zaccardelli said he supported the use of stun guns, commonly known as Tasers, during his seven-year reign as commissioner because they were simply another tool for policing. But given the recent controversy surrounding police force’s use of Tasers in Canada, the former commissioner has reconsidered his position, he said. […]

September 3, 2008

Sarah Palin & Amniocentesis

This link offers some interesting comments about Sarah Palin and her views on choice: http://michaeldorf.org/2008/09/sarah-palin-and-abortion.html Some quotes from the article: if Sarah Palin knew at four months that her baby would have Down Syndrome, then she must have had an amniocentesis, a procedure by which a doctor withdraws fluid from the mother’s amniotic sac and then tests the chromosomes in that fluid for the presence […]

August 29, 2008

Robber in the Vault

A damning critique of the current state of government in Canada.  Private corporations have infiltrated our democracy and are threatening to turn it into a police state in order to ensure all profits are maximized. Read more here. Not only have relatively harmless administrative matters formerly run by civil servants been “privatized”.  But whole, large bodies of privately employed workers (employees of CGI, for example) […]

August 28, 2008

Maple Leaf: Recall Our Government Instead

This is a delicate issue.  And a challenging topic.  Because of the legalities involved, I don’t want to do or say anything more than just ask some questions about what has happened with this outbreak of disease. More than a dozen deaths are linked to Maple Leaf Foods, most of which have been recalled.  I personally can’t shop anymore without questioning the value of all […]

August 16, 2008

Excited Delirium Book: Chapter 64 (The Great 08 Quake)

Author’s Note: The following is Chapter 64 of the my online book “Excited Delirium”. Please post comments. Please tell your friends about this story. If you’ve missed a chapter, please click here for Chapter 1 (Prelude) or here for the full index . The vague and distant tremors felt in Beijing might have been mistaken for a train rushing through town. Or joyous celebrations in […]