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Greece on collision course with reality

What happens when voters reject reality? Let’s all watch Greece and find out… because we might be next.
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Economic magic fizzles

Now that the Bank of Canada has cut the interest rate by exactly 0.25% we must wait reverently for the magic to infuse the economy.
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Believe truth will prevail

Free speech is a difficult concept. First the French rally for it before arresting people with obnoxious opinions. Then the Pope threatens to punch you for cussing his mother, which he compares to mocking faith. Clearly we need to go … Continue reading

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Are you Charlie? Show it!

Following the Islamist terrorist attack on Charlie Hebdo magazine, people are standing in solidarity with the right of satirists to mock Islam, Mohammed and anything else they want. In France and elsewhere. #JesuisCharlie is trending and I’m glad. Now show … Continue reading

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2014, we hardly knew ye

Another year we couldn’t believe was already here has now vanished over the horizon with a jaunty wave of its December. We pause, examine our lives, and mutter “So soon old, so late smart.” Or maybe just the first bit.
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