Category Archives: history

Peace Symbol: Misappropriated or…

Marginalized? We’ve all seen the Peace Symbol. Did you know that it will be 61 years old on February 21 this year? It was first used by the Campaign for Nuclear Disarmament (CND) on a peace march from Trafalgar Square … Continue reading

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Why They Won’t Impeach Trump

Vice-President and Mrs Pence The little storm in a teacup that brewed yesterday is a hint at what kind of President Mike Pence would be. The BBC News headline read: Vice-president’s wife Karen Pence to teach at anti-LGBT school Is … Continue reading

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Old Friends: not a merger, but an alliance

Ford and Volkswagen First Ford announced that they weren’t going to make any more sedan cars. Then there were rumours about a merger with Volkswagen. Finally, they announced yesterday that Ford and VW would form an ‘alliance’ to build cars … Continue reading

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Opioid Painkillers: The Hidden Warning

Fentanyl I’ve written about this before, mainly as a criticism of the overkill coverage by the mainstream news media of the overdose epidemic. What I want to do is tackle this problem from a different angle: pain management. Pain has … Continue reading

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Compromised: Canada’s Tainted Blood

Unspeakable (CBC) It might seem a strange title, but the horror of having your son, already suffering from haemophilia, suddenly contract AIDS and begin to die is exactly that: unspeakable. The TV drama sets out to explain how it all … Continue reading

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Hubris: Emulating Your Hero

Monica & Bill Talk about a #metoo moment: last night’s airing of this documentary on ABC brought the whole issue of sexual harassment in the workplace into sharp focus. It seems that everyone knew Bill Clinton was a womanizer, especially … Continue reading

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Alpha and Omega: Bob Lazar’s Return

Bob Lazar: Area 51 & Flying Saucers Well, we haven’t yet seen the Son of Man coming on the clouds of the sky with his angels in the traditional sense. But since 1946, after the first atomic blasts of World … Continue reading

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