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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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PEI Landmarks Project

For all PE Islanders: Do you give directions based upon, or talk about places that cannot be found on any map? Of course you do; we all do. Traditionally Islanders never navigated by maps, we used landmarks. Over time those … Continue reading

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We created the refugees. We need to take responsibility

There are many people in western nations who are against providing refuge for the millions of displaced people primarily citing fears for our safety. These fears are being spread largely byright wing politicians and media, even those who from refugee … Continue reading

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Mary Mary Quite Contrary

The Virgin Mary sure gets around. Interestingly enough it seems to be an exclusively Roman Catholic phenomenon; she doesn’t appear to Protestants, and certainly not to non-Christians. 

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A few words on refugees

I am getting tired of re-reading the same comments and lies about the Paris attacks and the refugees who have been forced to leave their lives in Syria. They are people who have had their lives destroyed and are trying … Continue reading

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Beards and Baldness

I haven’t seen my chin in 40 years (this year is the anniversary of the beard). I always thought that the reason I grew the facial hair was because I hated shaving. I mean it was fun for the first … Continue reading

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Courage takes many forms

I’m not at all up on all the worldwide pop singers, and I’d never heard of Will Young who won the inaugural 2002 season of the UK’s Pop Idol. He’s just released a new song, “Brave Man” that was directed … Continue reading

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