Monthly Archives: December 2012

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US – Hillary Clinton’s Health – 30 December 2012

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-us-canada-20873318 Most of you who have read what I have to say here about politics will know that Hillary Clinton is not my favourite person. However, I am quite disturbed to hear the breaking news that she is in the … Continue reading

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France – Belgium – GĂ©rard Depardieu’s Tax Dodge Only Makes Sense If Belgium Doesn’t Change Its Policies, Too – 29 December 2012

http://www.guardian.co.uk/world/2012/dec/16/gerard-depardieu-french-passport-tax?intcmp=239 When I used to work at the Prytania Theatre in New Orleans, during the run of the 1991 version of “Cyrano de Bergerac”, my co-workers and I used “Depardieu!” as a mock swear word. Now I think I would … Continue reading

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Canada – Armed Libertarianism Not A Welcome Export – The Rise Of The Freeman Movement – 29 December 2012

http://www.edmontonjournal.com/news/Freeman+Land+movement+creates+major+poli cing+problem+agency/7756576/story.html Oh, great, another thing to worry about. Now armed libertarian extremists are coming to Canada, and even Alberta newspapers think it’s a problem. I don’t have a problem with the whole “free man” (or, let’s join the 21st … Continue reading

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US – And As Quick As The “Sensible” NRA Appears, It Disappears – 27 December 2012

http://www.cbsnews.com/8301-201_162-57560925/gun-classes-for-teachers-may-be-catching-on-in-wake-of-newtown-massacre/ Wait a minute – wasn’t the NRA proposal to have armed _security guards_ at schools? But now the NRA is throwing its weight behind training the _teachers_ to wield weapons? So the other more sensible suggestion was just a … Continue reading

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US – The NRA Thinks Israel Proves Its Gun Policies, But It Forgot To Tell The Israelis To Agree With Them – 26 December 2012

http://www.thestar.com/news/world/article/1306745–israel-rejects-nra-claim-that-jewish-state-proves-u-s-needs-more-guns?google_editors_picks=true My left-wing friends who think Israel is evil should re-evaluate their claims after watching people in Israel’s foreign and public services go out of its way to embarrass the NRA this past week. This article summarises the numerous public … Continue reading

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US – Ask Your NRA-Defending Family Member To Explain Whether The Shooter’s Mom Was A “Responsible Gun Owner”, Then Enjoy The Rest Of Your Holiday – 22 December 2012

http://online.wsj.com/article/SB10001424127887324731304578193890846892734.html I have now officially entered the ranks of someone who has had an intra-family argument about Newtown…the kind a lot of families are probably having this Christmas in the US, I suppose, as Wayne LaPierre has now provided the … Continue reading

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