Category Archives: Our Culture / Ourselves

What We Think We Know, and Who We Think We Love

image from piqsels, CC0 The human brain is an amazing instrument. Brains didn’t evolve to be the “command centre” of the body. Rather, they evolved as a “feature detection system“, a “lookout” for the benefit of the 30 trillion cells … Continue reading

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Links of the Month: June 2021

A very early cartoon from Poorly Drawn Lines Consistent with my rewrite of my latest CoVid-19 article, I’m going to try to make my LOTM write-ups more factual and less editorial, or at least less judgemental. I’m also merging the … Continue reading

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Seventy

Old friends | Sat on their park bench like bookends A newspaper blown through the grass Falls on the round toes | On the high shoes | Of the old friends Old friends | Winter companions the old men Lost … Continue reading

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CoVid-19: Light at the End of the Tunnel

Note: Michael Dowd’s comment on the original version of this article has prompted me to “mark up” the article to remove judgements and stick to what we know. I’ve tried to do that, below, with the additions/changes noted in a … Continue reading

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Never Felt Safe

I‘ve been simultaneously reading two books of essays, largely autobiographical, whose authors’ courage at admitting the truth about themselves is disarming, even startling. Melissa Faliveno’s Tomboyland describes growing up in rural Wisconsin and evolving as a queer feminist; here are … Continue reading

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Homeless

Greater Vancouver average housing prices per Real Estate Board. Note that an “average” $1.8M house requires a $400k down payment and a qualifying annual income of at least $400k, even at today’s low 2.25% mortgage interest rates. Average prices in … Continue reading

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Ten Ways the MSM Need to Clean Up Their Act

image of NYT 1942 by janeb13  CC0 from Pixabay Scandals. Getting caught repeating disinformation. Harbouring hate-mongers. Forced retractions. Using unreliable sources. Publishing editorials as if they were news. It’s no wonder the reputation of the so-called mainstream media is in … Continue reading

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Notes From the Rising Dark, Pt. 2

On Chronic Precarity, Civilization Disease, and the Illusion of the Separate Self We are a sad species — lost, scared, bewildered, and afflicted with an horrific brain disease that has convinced us ‘we’, our ‘selves’, are real, separate, and in … Continue reading

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The Lab Leak Hypothesis: Iraq WMD All Over Again?

At least twice already, the US intelligence cartel has used deliberate disinformation to goad the gullible American media and public into an unjustifiable war. The first Gulf War was based on a fictitious account of atrocities supposedly committed by Iraq … Continue reading

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The Costs of “White Collar” Corruption and Crime

Another dark post/rant from Dave. Lighter fare is coming soon. cartoon by Mort Gerberg (mortgerberg.com) in The New Yorker One of the problems — or “diseconomies” — of scale, is its increasing vulnerability to corruption and crime. In small, close-knit … Continue reading

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