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Spiked Potatoes

It seems that someone here on PEI is spiking potatoes with spikes—or some other metal object. The police are playing coy about the actual metal objects that have been showing up lately in spuds from a local farm. RCMP Sgt. … Continue reading

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The Power of Vaccines – limited by war, poverty, and wilful ignorange

In 2014 it shouldn’t need to be said, but it needs to be repeated over and over again. Vaccines are one of the most effective means to prevent illness and death. Without vaccines people die. Here’s an interactive map from … Continue reading

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A Woman’s Room Online – Virulence as Art

Anyone who thinks about it at all knows that women are a long way from achieving equality in our world. In some Islamic cultures, they are still considered property, in the many Christian sects, including the Roman Catholics, the Mormons, and numerous … Continue reading

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An Abortion Debate

Yesterday I posted my support for the ‪#‎MenForChoice‬ campaign. In response, I was handed a graphic picture from someone who is extremely anti-choice. Here is the entire exchange, but I must warn you, the image is extremely graphic, and is the first … Continue reading

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Hacked Nude Celebrity Pictures

No, I’m not going to link to any here, nor am I going to name anyone involved. I’ll explain why later. This has been one of the biggest internet news stories in the past weeks (a quick search “nude celebrity … Continue reading

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Jailed for not being able to afford an abortion clinic

Like many discriminatory laws, the US states that are criminalizing abortion and even miscarriage primarily affect women at the lower end of the economic ladder. Recently in  Pennsylvania a young women was unable to afford the combined travel or direct costs necessary to … Continue reading

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Ultraviolet

If you thought the movie was the most insane thing called Ultraviolet, you are sadly mistake. There is someone who seems to believe that ultraviolet light is the latest cure for everything. Here is the content of an email sent to a … Continue reading

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Quick Takes on GMOs

A couple of articles showed up in my feed today about GMOs. The first from an Illinois farmer describes how seed corn is raised and the care that is taken to avoid cross-pollination with neighbours’ crops. Growing seed corn (the … Continue reading

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Babymetal

Genres and labels in art are meant to be bent, broken, and fused. Otherwise, nothing new would be created. Sometimes, the fusion is of two forms that seem totally at odds, and the result is unexpectedly amazing. In this vein, … Continue reading

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On Being pedantic

I am often (rightly) accused of being pedantic. It’s something I try to twist into humour with varying degrees of success. However, it is something I will talk about.

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