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Bollards and Bullets

When terrorism or mass killings are committed as vehicular homicide, the target is often a high pedestrian area. These spaces provide the highest number of targets and increase the political effect. Some people compare these with deaths caused by bullets … Continue reading

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Cthulhu Solstice

This year, the Winter Solstice will occur at 06:44 Atlantic Standard Time Dec 21, 2016 (10:44 Coordinated Universal Time) and the Old Ones are coming. You can celebrate by singing (or screaming) some of your favourite Cthulhu Carols such as

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Femdom Quotes

Malapropisms , like mondegreens are common to all of us. Sometimes the result is nonsensical and sometimes unintelligible. My son was telling me about where he misread freedom as femdom. Some results of a quick search with word replacements are … Continue reading

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The Nice Tragedy July 14, 2016

Yesterday a tragedy occurred in the French City Nice. A truck drove down a crowded street of revelers and killed (as of now) 84 people and injured many more. I grieve for the victims and their families and accept that … Continue reading

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The Road Not Taken and Motorcycling

It is one of the most recognized poems in the English language, and one of the most misused. Frost’s “The Road Not Taken” is not simply the paean to individuality as most of us interpret it to be. It is … Continue reading

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Go Home Cardinal Pell

Australia has not been immune to the worldwide acceptance of child sexual abuse by the hierarchy of the Catholic Church. As everywhere, the Bishops, Archbishops, and Cardinals have been masters of passing the responsibility on to others. This is a … Continue reading

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The Marijuana Debate

The move towards legalizing marijuana in Canada is bringing out the great debaters. I imagine many news outlets across the country have their letter writers frantically keying missives to promote their side of the issue. From the Jan 15, 2015 … Continue reading

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Get the Holiday Spirit

A few songs to pump up that holiday spirit; here are some familiar tunes with twisted lyrics. Don’t play these too loudly if you’re concerned about your reputation. These are not for anyone easily offended by overt sexuality and general … Continue reading

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Negative assumptions about refugees.

Many of us have made assumptions about the refugees from Syria, and I’m not referring to the racism, bigotry, and Islamophobia that we hear from many politicians, pundits, and commenters on social media. I am referring to the assumptions from those … Continue reading

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I hope the quality of thought improves.

I’m just going to put this here because some people just can’t look at themselves at all. A letter to editor in the December 01, 2015 Charlottetown Guardian. It’s nice to read UPEI student letters to the Guardian however their opinions are … Continue reading

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