Monthly Archives: June 2012

Nukes in the Bruce: will SW Ontario be the nuclear dumpsite for Canada?

At the beginning of everything, the Navajo were shown two yellow powders. One they could use—it was maize pollen. The other they were told to leave in the ground. That was oxidized uranium. No one talks of “clean” nuclear energy … Continue reading

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The Rumpelstiltskin Effect: the consequences of spinning straw into gold

Once upon a time in a distant land, a miller boasted to his king that his daughter could spin straw into gold. Intrigued, the king locked her up in a roomful of straw and told her, “If you can spin … Continue reading

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Joe McCarthy is alive and well and living in the Canadian Finance Committee

“Are you, or have you ever been, a member of the Communist Party?” With those words Republican Senator Joe McCarthy set off a 10-year witch hunt in the US for just about anyone whose political colour was a redder shade … Continue reading

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Tous en grève

What are we to make of 100 days of mayhem in Montreal? Étudiants en grève—students on strike. By the commentary in the mainstream media, you’d think the students of Québec were little devils, demiurges bent on bringing evil anarchy to … Continue reading

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