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Stop Catering to Our Worst Impulses

The arrival of the MV Sun Sea carrying @400 potential Tamil refugees has given our media an opportunity to start fanning the flames of our worst natures. This is a symptom visible across the political spectrum. Please let me give a considered rant for a moment.


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Posted by Carey Miller - August 18, 2010 at 2:52 pm

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Jason Cherniak: Forget Coalition

I came across a posting on Facebook by Jason Cherniak regarding the often discussed Liberal/NDP coalition. He posted some excellent points and did not cross over to the whiny arguments in which so many revel. I have posted the Facebook link directly below and to make it easier for you, the reader, the content below. I suggest you follow the link to view the excellent comments which trail the posting.


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Posted by Carey Miller - June 3, 2010 at 9:53 am

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HELP JEANNE ROBINSON STAY HEALTHY

Spider Robinson is one of the few authors whose books I reread with pleasure. Filled with ideas, his books are also written to stimulate the pleasure centres of the brain. One just cannot help but smile when reading any of the Callahan series. The smile continues to his other work, including the books he wrote with his wife, Jeanne.

After both Robinsons have given me such pleasure, the least I can do is relay their request to you, the reader. You can read below about Jeanne’s health issues and how we can all provide her assistance


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Posted by Carey Miller - September 17, 2009 at 10:58 am

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Maher – Obama needs some GWB swagger

Bill Maher focused on Obama’s seeming need to be popular with everyone in this particular monologue.

It seems the true believers have discovered what seemed obvious all the time, that Obama is a very conservative liberal.

Perhaps it is necessary to observe from outside (I am in Canada) to understand how odd the US political landscape looks. Considering the political spectrum in most of the western world (i.e. Canada, UK, Sweden, France) both the Democrats and Republicans are well on the right. The Dems are just not quite as far to the right as the GOP.

Maher talks about health care, bank reform, climate change and ending the wars. He mentions that none of Obama’s plans seem to go far enough to impact any of these issues. This is not surprising. Obama seems to go out of his way to try to not offend. He is running again.

The US seems to be structured to avoid real change.

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Posted by Carey Miller - June 16, 2009 at 1:12 am

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TED – Larry Brilliant Wants to Stop Pandemics

Accepting the 2006 TED Prize, Dr. Larry Brilliant talks about how smallpox was eradicated from the planet, and calls for a new global system that can identify and contain pandemics before they spread.

Larry Brilliant discusses the eradication of smallpox and protection from pandemic. His slogan of “Early Detection, Early Response ” is inspiring. You will also learn about GPHIN (Global Public Health Intelligence Network) located, not surprisingly, in Ottawa.


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Posted by Carey Miller - May 16, 2009 at 12:52 pm

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Pundits, experts, partisans and blowhards

So Dr. Dhalla had issues with some employees. Who cares?

So Bill Clinton got a hummer and did not want to admit it to the world. He was a president, not a priest.

So Sarah Palin lied about the bridge to nowhere and other things. We have forced politicians to lie because anything, truth or not, could be spun into a crisis.


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Posted by Carey Miller - May 8, 2009 at 10:32 am

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