Category Archives: Brickbats & Bouquets

NO, Means NO!!

‘Freedom in jeopardy’: Thousands rally across Canada against new anti-terror law Published time: March 15, 2015 00:47 Edited time: March 16, 2015 07:08 Get short URL  A still from YouTube video by Brent Morton  This one deserves 2 Brick Bats … Continue reading

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Call For Posts For Which It Is Highly Unliky You Will Ever Get Paid

I started this blog back when I was on the street, in the Mission computer lab.  Well, not actually ON the street, but close enough.  It has always been a solo thing.  An episodic journal of life in the low … Continue reading

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Stun News Is Good News, Sometimes – Homeless Vets Get Help In Pilot Project

It may go against my nature, but I figure it’s time to admit that occasionally there is some good news in this particular wheelhouse.  (Warning, this is The Sun so make no assumptions about accuracy.) Might be a good time … Continue reading

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Random Acts Of Kindness, Courage, & Karma

  We’ve been stingy with bouquets for a while, so lest you think we’ve become cynical, today we have two.  Both scenes play out on city buses — one act of courage, one act of random kindness.  The only hint … Continue reading

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A Musical Interlude For Carré Rouge; The Maple Spring

Here’s a couple of songs for Carré Rouge & Maple Spring, the Quebec student protest movement that last week toppled a government and won their fight for affordable post-secondary education.  With truly inspiring commitment, endurance, and restraint, the student-led movement … Continue reading

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World’s Richest Woman Says Stop Drinking, Smoking, If You Want To Be A Millionaire (Updated)

Here’s some advice from Gina Rinehart, the world’s richest woman. “There is no monopoly on becoming a millionaire.  If you’re jealous of those with more money, don’t just sit there and complain. Do something to make more money yourself — … Continue reading

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Bread & Circuses: Prisoners forced to fight in gladiatorial combat

Trickle down economic theory has been pretty much discredited but our neoconservative governments have  succeeded  in ways that become more apparent every day. They have, in fact, discovered the trickle down effect of contempt for the disenfranchised.  All they had … Continue reading

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