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Car Supremacist Watch: The Fucking Atlantic Ocean

February 28, 2011

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Given that North American car driving habits, among other things, threaten to dump an entire Greenland worth of freshwater into it, you would think that the broad Atlantic would be a bit more supportive of my efforts to use alternative transportation. Alas, ol’ Poseidon has instead decided to send a blizzard to bury Halifax on […]

Canada Uncut

February 21, 2011

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I have no business comparing the situation in Egypt with that in the Western world. I do not have the slightest inkling what the Egyptians went through in the thirty years living under Mubarak. It is, nevertheless, coincidentally symbolic that Mubarak took power in 1981, because this was about the time when Margaret Thatcher and […]

Stop the Gravy Train! (But only for other people)

February 18, 2011

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Arguing with people on different parts of the political compass can be difficult. Given certain starting assumptions, almost any political ideology is mostly self-consistent. The problem is that any two disputants are likely to have starting assumptions so vastly different that to make any real headway they have to descend into a seemingly pointless argument […]

Beer and the Patriarchy

February 17, 2011

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The first thing that might come to mind when you hear those two words together is probably something like this: And with good reason! Budweiser, Miller, and Molson-Coors are responsible for some of the most disgustingly sexist rape-culture garbage in the entire mediaverse. It’s already been pretty well-established that that kind of bullshit is seriously […]

What the fuck, Canada?

February 16, 2011

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How is it that this happened during the same week as this? Honestly, what would it take for the Canadian electorate to realize the conservatives are mostly a bunch of privileged, unethical, scientifically illiterate white men who have nothing but contempt for Canadian democracy. You are officially on notice, Canadian voters. If you keep this […]

The Ethics of Planned Parenthood

February 15, 2011

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Michelle Malkin, as part of the latest teabagger campaign to remove federal funding for Planned Parenthood, wrote this article about why they are morally repulsive and should not be funded by taxpayers and blah blah blah. She brings up what I’m sure she thinks to be an overwhelming amount of hard journalistic evidence in favour […]

Why I Do Not ‘Round Up’ to Atheism

February 11, 2011

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I’ve been meaning to write this post for a while now, as I am starting to fear that this blog has a bit too much politics and a bit too little philosophy. Alas, between the day of action last week and my frequent desire to sit around drinking tea and watching Battlestar Galactica rather than […]