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somecanuckchick dot com: Fixed Election Date #FAIL

WTF does not even begin to convey my complete and utter shock and disgust… Today, in the House of Commons, during Question Period, the interim leader of the Liberal Party of Canada asked the Prime...

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350 or bust: On Fossil Fools And Fracking Lies

Yes, there is oil in the ground – we just can’t afford it. The folks over at the Post Carbon Institute have just put out this video on the propaganda Big Oil is busy spreading in response to the peak...

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350 or bust: Perspective Is Everything

It’s TED Talk Tuesday on 350orbust, and Rory Sutherland the Ad Man is back. His message is essentially the same as in his 2009 TED Talk, but it bears repeating that our perception of an event or a...

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350 or bust: How Changing Perspective Could Save Our Environment

It’s TED Talk Tuesday on 350orbust. Here is advertising expert and funny guy Rory Sutherland talking about how it’s possible to change the way people value things can have surprising results:...

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Saskboy's Abandoned Stuff: ConCalls: RoboCall Boundary Edition #RoboCon 650...

Last week I got a robocall from “Chase Research” and listened to it all, taking notes when I realized it was a Conservative push-poll and would cause a scandal. I waited for the number to push to...

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somecanuckchick dot com: Using a Thesaurus to woo the centre…

In an effort to modernize the language of its constitution, NDP delegates voted to excise the word “socialism”, like a tumour. Anyone with a thesaurus can tell you that “sustainable prosperity” and “a...

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somecanuckchick dot com: Coronations are not held after 104,552 votes are...

Coronations are not held after 104,552 votes are counted, nor are coronations held in hotel conference rooms. *COUGH* Congratulations/Félicitations Justin Trudeau! SCC

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somecanuckchick dot com: Ode to Sustainable Development of the Environment…

Remember sustainable development? Me, too. Under the Harper government™, sustainable development of the environment has all but gone the way of the dodo… And now, the Harper government™ has removed the...

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somecanuckchick dot com: Misogyny quota for a millennia met!

Last week: Elliott Rodger’s murdered six people in Isla Vista, California [UC-Santa Barbara] because of his hatred of women, whom he blamed for a life of “loneliness, rejection, and unfulfilled...

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somecanuckchick dot com: Nyms win Google+ Nymwar

3 years ago, I deleted my Google+ account in protest of its real name only policy. At the time, I stated that if Google+ were to reverse its real name only policy, I would re-consider the deletion of...

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Bill Longstaff: Israel vs. Hamas or Likud vs. Gaza—framing the issue

A major goal in a propaganda war is to frame the issue on your terms. For example, in labour disputes, businesses (and their political and media allies) often claim the argument is not with the workers...

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Bill Longstaff: PR tops journalism in U.S.

If Americans often seem uninformed or misinformed about current affairs, it may be because they get more propaganda than news. There are now five times as many public relations experts at work in the...

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The Canadian Progressive: PR Firm Navigator Dumps Jian Ghomeshi

High profile public relations firm Navigator announces it’s no longer representing beleaguered former CBC radio host Jian Ghomeshi. The post PR Firm Navigator Dumps Jian Ghomeshi appeared first on The...

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Saskboy's Abandoned Stuff: Liberal 1 Year Report Card

The Trudeau Liberals returned to power on October 19, 2015. In the last year they’ve done some things I’ve disagreed with, and some things I approve of. I’ll list them from memory, because if I can’t...

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Dead Wild Roses: Canada’s Flirtation with Proportional Representation – PM –...

    It would be nice if our political class would make the effort to look like they give a damn about breaking their promises to the electorate.  Assigning inexperienced junior ministers to such an...

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PR Isn’t Enough

Advocates of proportional representation (PR) make a powerful case. They claim that our current electoral system, first-past-the-post (FPTP), is not democratic. They are right. More often than not a...

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My Relulctant Strategic Vote

Here’s an irony. I’m forced to vote Liberal (again) because Justin Trudeau betrayed me. No, it doesn’t make any sense and, furthermore, it pisses me off. But that’s just the way it is. In his 2015...

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somecanuckchick dot com: The NDP never did explain…

THE NDP NEVER DID EXPLAIN… WHAT IS WRONG W/ RANKED BALLOT?! In case you forgot, the House of Commons Special Committee on Electoral Reform, AKA ERRE, was an all-party Parliamentary committee convened...

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Big Bump for PR (take note Mr. Trudeau)

Has this election awakened Canadians to the need for proportional representation? The results of a recent Angus Reid poll certainly suggest so. From the support of under half the electorate following...

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Writings of J. Todd Ring: The War On Democracy

(Comment below after listening to the most important three minutes of info you are likely to hear in decades, or have likely ever heard. Noam Chomsky on The Crisis Of Democracy, via Spotify, is linked...

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