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Bid failure leaves lessons to be learned.

As the dream of a “world class” Commonwealth Games slips from the 2014 Bid Committee’s grasp, it is time to examine the root of many citizens mistrust and fear, and the politics behind the bid. There was palpable panic and frustration coming from Scott Logan — the bid’s head honcho — last week. Over the weekend fellow bid city Glasgow’s –more–

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Guaranteed income making a comeback?

From the Toronto Star “One solution gaining momentum is a guaranteed annual income for all Canadians.Green Party Leader Elizabeth May floated the idea earlier this year during a party convention in Vancouver. Respondents to a recent National Council of Welfare survey listed it as one of the top priorities for the federal government. And a Toronto task force last spring –more–

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Halifax Locals…

When worlds collide…. here is a section from an article about the debate on Halifax Locals about what do about stupid Jared Taylor coming to Halifax… Mixed-race couples kissing, rather than masked hecklers, might greet controversial American speaker Jared Taylor when he visits Halifax next week. Mr. Taylor, who calls himself a “race realist,” was shouted down and manhandled out –more–

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Facebook

Nerd = me… I now have facebook in my life… Facebook is way better than myspace. The design is clean, the relationships between people networks and stuff are way clearer. The best thing though is that the thing sucks in posts from other sites, like this one, via RSS, letting people look at your facebook profile know when you update –more–

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Canada turns crucial corner

Note from me – best opening line in an editorial ever…. OTTAWA–Canada is on its way to becoming a civilized country again. The Supreme Court has ruled that if the government wants to lock up people indefinitely without charge, it has to at least let them muster a defence. In the post-9/11 world, this counts as progress. TheStar.com – News –more–

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Radical voting proposal gains steam

Ontario citizens’ assembly endorses `mixed member proportional’ plan Feb 22, 2007 04:30 AM Ian Urquhart – Queen’s Park Columnist “Ontario is a step closer to a radical change in the way MPPs are elected to the Legislature. The citizens’ assembly on electoral reform, a randomly selected body of 103 ordinary Ontarians established by the provincial government, voted overwhelmingly last weekend –more–

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Cape Breton Spaceport

I know that the Baikonur Cosmodrome is in the same latitude as the proposed site in Cape Breton. And I know that the International Space Station is in the orbit it is in to facilitate accessing the station from Baikonur. Despite this, the Russians have signed a supplier/joint use/joint development agreement with the European Space Agency to launch Soyuz rockets –more–

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test post

I am testing to see how well the ability to post via email works. Why? Because for whatever reason I have been able to make sure that the Citadelschools.ca website is updated before anyone else when it comes to some of these education issues. I wanted to be able to webpost FROM THE PRESS CONFERENCE TODAY. Tomorrow I will webpost –more–