The Multi-Touch Chinese Finger Trap →
manicchill: kohenari: I wrote this piece on my MacBook Air and I proofread it on my iPad, devices which are dear to me and which power much of my work and recreation. Like many happy Apple customers, though, I’ve been forced to consider the very unhappy conditions under which these gadgets – and others like them – are produced. How should those of us who love and depend upon our electronics...
I’ll get us that oil from Canada that we deserve.– Mitt Romney, during his victory speech Tuesday night. WTF?
Everything You Always Wanted to Know About Lawful... →
jakke: wtftory: Remember when the Conservatives were all about getting rid of the long form census because it was an invasion of privacy? I’ not sure how the fuck you spin this exactly. It’s a one giant bill full of creepy-ass-creep. Canadians on tumblr, pay attention to this. This is a really massive and unprecedented expansion of police surveillance capabilities. If you’re not the...
The U.S. and its Western allies are sure to do whatever they can to prevent...– Noam Chomsky: Article (via stay-human) And, if anyone is remotely surprised by this? you have not been paying attention.
I'm Calling It on "Nice Guys"
sprackraptor: name-em-shame-em: Even though I don’t think I’ve mentioned them before, chances are if you follow me, you know what I mean by Nice Guys. But just in case, I’ll give you a quick recap. These are the guys who are constantly bemoaning how women take them for granted. These are the guys who lament being put in the “friend zone.” Basically, these guys seem to believe that they deserve...
Conservative staffer resigns amid 'robocalls'... →
A Conservative staffer has resigned following reports that Elections Canada is investigating fake election day phone calls used to keep voters away from polls. Michael Sona, who until Friday was a staffer in Conservative MP Eve Adams’s office, also worked for Conservative candidate Marty Burke in Guelph, Ont. Voters in that riding complained they were the target of automated robocalls...
Bring Your Child To Work - But Only If All Else... →
Bringing a baby to the House should be a last resort for members of Parliament. In a ruling Thursday, Speaker Andrew Scheer addressed last week’s controversy involving NDP MP Sana Hassainia, who felt pressured into leaving her seat in the Commons because she was accompanied by her three-month-old boy, Skander-Jack. He said MPs can bring their infants into the chamber, but that they should...
amie2 asked: I'm awake, but just barely (it's reading week). Please excuse the unthoughtfulness of this question...but when did you first become interested in politics, and what do you study now? Your blog rocks, keep it up. :)
I haven’t been to bed since Monday night due to work and I am staring what might be a very long day in the face. Anyone wanna ask me something to help keep me awake or sane or at least somewhat amused? Think of it like TMI Tuesday, especially since to me it is STILL Tuesday since I HAVE NOT GONE TO BED YET. come on. you know you wanna. (err - I should mention that any questions that...
shorm asked: BRAAAAAIIIIIIIIIIINS I mean yes of course
There was a “zombie outbreak squad” jeep outside my building today. It had an emblem and lights on the roof. I know I haven’t been paying much attention to the news this weekend but … …you guys would tell me if we had a zombie outbreak, right?
Part of the Paper I Am Writing Is About Human...
… and transnational companies implicit support of human rights violations in the Global South. I am currently reading about the Porgera Mine and the reports of gang rapes by security personnel and I am SO PISSED about Canadian foreign aid going to mining companies right now.
Ottawa 'Muzzling' Scientists, Panel Tells Global... →
For almost three weeks after David Tarasick published findings about one of the largest ozone holes ever discovered above the Arctic, the federal scientist was barred from breathing a word about it to the media. Kristi Miller was similarly gagged from granting interviews about her own research into a virus that might be killing British Columbia’s wild sockeye salmon, despite going to print in...
Judge Calls Residential Schools a Form of Genocide →
WINNIPEG — The chairman of Canada’s truth and reconciliation commission says removing more than 100,000 aboriginal children from their homes and placing them in residential schools was an act of genocide. Justice Murray Sinclair says the United Nations defines genocide to include the removal of children based on race, then placing them with another race to indoctrinate them. He says...
I have to admit
I’ve been trying to write something about misandry (or at least: the drama going on in tumblr this week), but I am honestly made so uncomfortable by the whole thing, and I think I would have to spend so much time in that state of discomfort, to get it all out that it’s far from worth it. so I think I might just do it in bullet point without all the bits of expansion (I’ve been...
Anybody else ever had the horrific realization
that since they’ve barely been on their home laptop for days, there is utterly NO CHANCE of catching up on their tumblr posts?
[TW unsafe abortion] Anatomy of an unsafe abortion →
prolongedeyecontact: [This is a heartbreaking story about what happens when abortion is restricted and stigmatized. Legality is meaningless unless pregnant people can actually access safe, legal abortions. There’s nothing pro-life about giving pregnant people no options. Essay by Dr. Jen Gunter. From her bio: I was born and raised in Winnipeg, Canada and graduated from The University of Manitoba...
From 2007 to 2011, Canada’s economic performance put us in the middle of the...– Lawrence Martin, The myth of Tory economic performance
Conservative MP Wants to Know When Life Begins →
A Conservative MP is calling for a special committee to examine when human life begins, a call opponents say is an excuse to reopen the debate over abortion. Stephen Woodworth, who represents the Ontario riding of Kitchener Centre, has filed a motion in the House of Commons to form the committee. Woodworth says Canadian law is based on a 400-year-old definition imported from Britain that says...
New Travel ID Rule Angers Transgender Canadians →
A controversial Transport Canada regulation has many accusing the government of discrimination. According to the department’s Identity Screening Regulations, if “a passenger does not appear to be of the gender indicated on the identification he or she presents,” that person shouldn’t be allowed to fly. Members of the LGBT community are concerned this will pose a problem for transgendered...