Monthly Archives: October 2012

US – Give The Tomb Guards A Break – The Unknown Soldier Won’t Mind – 29 October 2012

http://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=421362581251246&set=a.330374477016724.83603.311190048935167&type=1&theater I find this more disturbing than pleasing. In fact, it’s a metaphor for something else, really. Here we have a decision to risk the lives of three people in America’s military to protect a box holding a person who … Continue reading

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Canada – US – National Pastimes And Riots Should Be Mutually Exclusive, Both North And South Of The 49th – 29 October 2012

http://sports.nationalpost.com/2012/10/29/giants-fans-riot-in-san-francisco-after-world-series-victory-over-tigers/ Remember last year when I fulminated at my fellow Canadians about the Stanley Cup riots in Vancouver? Remember how I went on about how one sports team beating another is not a cause to rip apart a city, even … Continue reading

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US – Europe – Subsidiarity, Yes – Heedless Decentralisation, No – 29 October 2012

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Subsidiarity Here’s a reason I think Europeans are a good deal more civilised than we are hereabouts in North America. In North America, we rag on government. We complain that government is the problem, and are little concerned if campaigns … Continue reading

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US – Election 2012 – “Data-Driven” And “Moderate” Isn’t Really What The Voters Want – They Also Want Someone Who Hates Government – 29 October 2012

http://www.bostonglobe.com/opinion/editorials/2012/10/28/election-endorsement-barack-obama-deserves-another-term/KuJG4aANDHHpEqKVYsLIaM/story.html It’s not really a shocker that the Boston Globe just came out for Obama, but the comments here about Mitt Romney, former Governor of Massachusetts, are worth noting. I find it fascinating that, after all of the over-the-top right-wing … Continue reading

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US – Hurricane Sandy – Romney And Ryan’s Austerity For FEMA May Not Play So Well In A Few Days – 29 October 2012

http://tv.msnbc.com/2012/10/26/why-romneys-not-ready-for-hurricane-sandy/‎ “Romney, you’re doing a heck of a job.” (People from New Orleans will get this joke. The rest of you, please follow this link if you want to understand: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Michael_D._Brown#Resignation_from_FEMA …) Romney and Ryan want to cut funding for … Continue reading

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US – Momentum Matters – Obama Must Get Some Help From Opinion Shapers, Not Scientific Explanations Of How There Is Not A Problem – 28 October 2012

http://krugman.blogs.nytimes.com/2012/10/28/the-war-on-objectivity/ Yes, Paul, the Right’s attack on numbers crunchers is disturbing. However, I don’t think you’re right that “This race is going to be decided by actual votes, not perceptions of ‘momentum’.” I mean, obviously it will be decided by … Continue reading

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