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James Laxer goes into some detail into where he thinks DT-45 is headed. His suspicions don't bode well for international law. Even assuming that he's right about said plans going beyond just blowing up the whole infrastructure with a definite goal in mind.

https://www.thestar.com/opinion/commentary/2017/02/21/the-trump-bannon-new-global-order-league-of-the-three-empires.html

Interesting that Prof. Laxer's got a blog of his own.

Weather

Feb. 20th, 2017 10:01 pm
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In case anyone's wondering: Ottawa-Gatineau's been enjoying a warm spell this past weekend. And it looks set to continue to the end of this week as well.

More later...
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Check this interview from 2013. It's a bit more sombre than we're used to from him, but it does show us something of the inner man in a good and helpful way.

http://www.broadcastingcanada.com/the-interview-blog/stuart-mclean
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We lost the man who gave us the Vinyl Cafe stories today.

I said he was the most ruthless storyteller we've yet produced as a country, and I stand by that. It was never a complaint, and I am glad to have been able to thank him via Canada Post while I still had the chance for all of that.

I miss him anyway.

POW

Feb. 14th, 2017 10:44 pm
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Yeah. The big story just broke about DT's team being in contact with FSB in the months leading up to 8 Nov 2016. New York Times.

Avalanche time.

Justin Trudeau may be glad to be well clear of Washington right now.

And on such a note, I am going to try to sleep.

Good night, and good luck...
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Seeing Dan Rather holding forth on whatever subjects come to his mind on Facebook.

Knowing that GAIA is still up in orbit mapping our galaxy.

Seeing Ottawa-Gatineau in actual winter mode.

Knowing that an actual, official Star Trek series is being filmed in Toronto.

Having good friends.

Thanks...

Feb. 8th, 2017 08:07 pm
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...to [personal profile] mcwetboy. They'll understand why.
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...I changed my mind. Agents of SHIELD can wait an hour or two.

CBC News Network (which really ought to be an over-the-air service) is broadcasting the funerals of the second trio of victims from the murders in Ville de Québec live as I type this.
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...of my very disorganized personal library, I rediscovered my copy of Naomi Klein's Shock Doctrine. I suspected as much, and my memory didn't betray me. Chapters 11 and 12 are devoted to what might be called an inquest or autopsy into some of the other root causes of Grazhdanin Putin's rise to political dominance in Moskva.

And from there, I think I'll spend part of the afternoon watching Agents of SHIELD as I catch up on my e-mail.

More on other matters as the day wears on.
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In reply to an essay by psychotherapist Felix Vikhman on the situation in Washington published by The Walrus:

There is one small complaint I have about the closing paragraphs of that prediction for the futures of many of the White House staff during the Trump years: it is not just one nation now entrapped as Trump's emotional hostage.

It is the entire human race.

For those who have ensured this outcome for us all, I do not know that I will ever be able to forgive that. If we survive it.
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...and glad to be seeing several friends old and new sign on here. I've been preoccupied with other corners of social media as well as off-line celebrations and obligations, for which I offer apologies without reservation.

More anon...
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Apparently, it happened at a local masjid. Details, what there are of them for now, here at this CBC report.

I was starting to worry that the like would happen somewhere in Canada. There've been smaller-scale instances of vandalism scattered across the country the last few years...

Note from one angry Canadian: this does NOT get done in our name as a people. We are NOT going to tolerate anyone pulling any attempts at a homegrown Krystallnacht. Absolutely not.
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Tonight, CTV - one of the privately-owned TV networks here in Canada - aired Captain America: the Winter Soldier.

I have to wonder about the timing, given the last three months in the real worlds. How long ago would the scheduling choice for this particular night have been made?
dewline: (canadian music)
If you dare: Bruce Cockburn's "All Our Dark Tomorrows", suggested by the letters section in today's Toronto Star.

Opening line: "The village idiot takes the throne, his the wind in which all must sway..."

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