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LIES, SO HUMAN, SO NATURAL

In an article written on December 9, 2008 under the heading “No borders exist for Racism, Sexism and Religious Intolerance” I described the human condition as encompassing the need for power, self-interest, hypocrisy and deceit. The recent incident involving the untimely death of Robert Dziekanski after being tasered by four R.C.M.P. officers in the Vancouver Continue Reading

DEMOCRACY IS NOT FLAWLESS

It had always been my contention that if only all the countries in the world became functioning democracies, wars, violence and turmoil would become events of the past. Winston Churchill in a speech many years ago said that democracy was a terrible system, but the best that man has been able to devise. In recent Continue Reading

MY ROADMAP TO OLD AGE

 When you love your wife more now than when you married her. When a wet dream means that you knocked over a glass of water from your night table. When you go from the kitchen to the bed-room and you forgot why. When you talk nonsense and young people are respectful, not critical. When people who Continue Reading

Native People in Canada FIFTH OF SIX

Phil Fontaine, the grand chief of the Assembly of First Nations (AFN), fired a broadside over the ship of state of Canada when he stated that there might be trouble with the First Nations tribes in Vancouver-Whistler. This happened after acknowledging that the AFN had signed a memorandum of understanding offering the help of the Continue Reading