Sunday, September 14, 2008

Risk Management & the Canadian Federal Election

The video below is "How It All Ends" by Greg Craven, an Oregon science teacher. In it, he makes a clear, good-humoured argument for acting to prevent climate change rather than remaining idle because of skepticism. The question that I would pose to Canadians in the light of this argument is what could possibly justify the risk of voting for Stephen Harper, the leader who dismissed the Kyoto protocol as a socialist scheme, and whose idea of a realistic program of action is one that unfolds over five decades?

Tuesday, September 9, 2008

Not Him

I'd like to pass on this message from writer/performer Darren O'Donnell to those who live in the 905 region (just outside of Toronto).

Tuesday, September 2, 2008

The Harper Conservatives' Cultural Policy, Part III

My friend Kevin sent me this video. Although I generally dislike the reducto ad adolphus sort of argument, this one, in the form of a "mash-up" made by an anonymous Canadian film-maker, is just too witty to resist. In my view, it is difficult to comprehend such senselessly destructive policies as Harper has been advocating as the product of anything but the most narrow, spiteful and paranoid mind. Hence, I think this clip represents fair and accurate satirical comment on the back room mindset of the Harper Conservatives.