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Ethical dilemma dilemma

Last year, in the early days of the pandemic, I wrote about a nurse who left her job in fear of COVID-19, causing a brief social-media stir when her video was highlighted by Senator Bernie Sanders’ Twitter account. There has … Continue reading

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More anti-vaccine buffoonery

Continuing the anti-anti-vaxx theme of the past couple of posts — honestly, there’s no end to this stuff. I could make a career out of posting stupid things people say and claim about vaccines, and I’m quite sure people do … Continue reading

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You have to laugh

In my last post, I referred in passing to the ‘precious bodily fluids‘ theory of emasculation anxiety. You have to laugh when you come across people who actually talk and behave as if this theory is true, but it turns … Continue reading

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Still off the rails

I’ve written previously about my disenchantment with James Howard Kunstler, who at one time had much to say that I found compelling, useful, or at any rate worth reading. I thought I’d take a tour through his most recent blog … Continue reading

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‘America is not prepared’

Two days ago, this tweet was posted by the @CBSNews account on Twitter: In tears, a nurse says she quit her job after she was asked to work in a coronavirus ICU without a face mask: “America is not prepared, … Continue reading

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Zweckpessimismus

Somewhere along the line, I became a habitual reader of James Howard Kunstler’s blog, Clusterfuck Nation. I even sporadically read and, god help me, participate in the comments section. Since my area of common interest and agreement with Kunstler largely … Continue reading

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The act to make Ontario less fair for workers and more poisonous for everyone

Here’s what the Act to Restore Ontario’s Competitiveness has in it for people who work for a living. (Source: this link. Hat tip to Angie Slingerland.)   1. Allowing employers to ‘average’ time worked across a four-week span. I work … Continue reading

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TTC comedy of errors

I’ve been doing a lot of biking this summer. I promised myself at least three hours a week and mostly I’ve held to it, but this week I got lazy. So today I figured I had some catching up to … Continue reading

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Tha Police

(A little behind the curve of the day-to-day. The following was prompted by an online conversation.) Police officers deal daily with the worst humanity has to offer. They guard me while I sleep. I have benefited all my life from … Continue reading

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Sacrifices

The 29-year-old hero from Waffle House shooting: ‘I saw the opportunity and I took it’ https://www.tennessean.com/story/news/crime/2018/04/22/waffle-house-shooting-hero-stopped-shooter/540061002/ A 29-year-old man credited with saving numerous lives Sunday morning after he disarmed a man who opened fire on an Antioch Waffle House said … Continue reading

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