Friday, June 27, 2008

OK, we've got Wellwood; now please hand over Sundin.

Wellwood in at centre, must mean goodbye to Pitt Meadows' Brendan Morrison. Rumour is the Canucks are hot after Marian Hossa, which would be grand. I'd also like to see Mats out here with the Sisters.

Tuesday, June 24, 2008

Runaway global warming

Here's piece of the GW discussion I was unaware of --> trapped methane in Arctic and Siberian permafrost. Pretty stark - says 4.5 billion people could die from global warming related causes by 2012 (twenty-twelve!).
Link to the article

In a time of deceit, telling the truth is a revolutionary act (George Orwell).

GC and the American Dream - RIP

George Carlin passed Sunday. His humor and legacy remains. Video here.

Monday, June 16, 2008

Stranger than fiction: CDN gov't plans to 'reclassify' 16 lakes for toxic dumping

16 Canadian lakes are slated to be officially but quietly "reclassified" as toxic dump sites for mines. The lakes include prime wilderness fishing lakes from B.C. to Newfoundland.
The story here. Get angry. Please get very angry.

Friday, June 13, 2008

Custom Vans!

Check out this footgear - you provide the art.

Wednesday, June 11, 2008

Does the internet curb thinking?

Once I was a scuba diver in the sea of words. Now I zip along the surface like a guy on a Jet Ski.
From an interesting piece by Nicholas Carr in the Atlantic, which used to be a hold-in-your-hands news magazine.
Click here to read it all (you know you want to!).

Tuesday, June 10, 2008

Wednesday, June 4, 2008

The real ethics of safe-injection for addicts

From Dr. Hedy Fry's op-ed piece in the Calgary Herald.

... to deny proven life-saving assistance to those who are vulnerable, simply because we disapprove of their lifestyles, is perhaps the greatest immorality of all.

Tuesday, June 3, 2008

Ron Wilson soon to be a Leaf?

A great coach for the Sharks, is he coming to TO and can he produce a miracle? More here.

Monday, June 2, 2008

First Healey, now Diddley

Bo Diddley passed today, joining the ranks of his fellow Delta and Chicago peers. More.

From 'Who Do You Love?'

I walk 47 miles of barbed wire,
I use a cobra-snake for a necktie,
I got a brand new house on the roadside,
Made from rattlesnake hide.
I got a brand new chimney made on top,
Made out of a human skull,
Now come on take a walk with me, Arlene,
And tell me, who do you love?.....