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Revenge of an “Incel”?

Involuntary Celibate Yesterday, a young man decided to drive a rented Ryder van down the sidewalk on Yonge Street in Toronto. Was this a terrorist attack? No. It was one person’s way to ‘punish’ the world. Last night, the CBC … Continue reading

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Facebook: Society’s Mirror?

Or a Necessary Evil? Today is April Fool’s Day (and Easter Sunday) 2018. But this is no joke. Facebook has come in for a lot of criticism lately. Most of it seems justified, but is it really wrong to give … Continue reading

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Spy vs Spy: Tit for Tat

Ex-Spy Poisoned in Salisbury This seems like a plot straight out of the mind of John le CarrĂ©. It was even set in Salisbury, where his last book had a ‘safe house’. Has someone been reading his mail? Sergei Skripal … Continue reading

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NAFTA: a Canadian Perspective

North American Free Trade Agreement Donald Trump made an election promise to the American people. Actually he made many promises, never thinking that he’s have to keep any of them, because he expected to lose. The particular promise I wish … Continue reading

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Media: Are YOU Getting the Point Yet?

The Medium IS the Message Marshall McLuhan was way ahead of the pack. He saw in the 60’s that control of the media equates to control of our minds. In those days, that meant movies, TV, radio, newspapers and magazines. … Continue reading

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Now and Then: Five Points, Barrie

Former Scotiabank, now rebuilt and renamed Five Points Theatre Royal Thai fire 2007 Royal Thai Cuisine, formerly the Wellington Hotel in the 1970s I worked at the Bank of Nova Scotia between 1973 and 1974.

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Hey: What’s That Sound?

Everybody Look What’s Going Down The CBC relaunched their flagship news program on November 6, 2017.     There is a technical sound which can be heard at about 4:10 of the clip above. It’s a repeating motif, the musical … Continue reading

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