Being Treated Like an Adult

September 25, 2012 § Leave a comment

Iran’s Leader Offends a Range of Targets – NYTimes.com.

The leadership of Iran is obviously wacky in a bad way. Because we infantalize people like Amadinejad, we give Iran a pass, “We don’t take you seriously.” At what point to we start to be respectful enough to credit many leaders in the Middle East with meaning what they say.

This is especially important when the “Greater Israel” movement, a particular Jewish wacky, is gaining strength. We need to take this sector of Israel’s public seriously and stomp down hard (in a democratic way).

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There Goes the Neighborhood

September 20, 2012 § Leave a comment

Intangible Dividend in an Antipoverty Experiment – Happiness. This report is interesting because, like a lot of good research, it contradicts common sense. If you move the poor into affluent neighborhoods, there is no improvement in job or education outcomes – they just have more satisfying and happier lives.

Pot — Kettle

September 19, 2012 § Leave a comment

Look in Your Mirror – NYTimes.com. A collection of hate quotes about other religions by Muslim clerics.

A Pause That Refreshes

May 18, 2012 § Leave a comment

The computer I normally use to post is down. When I stop spending money on my garden, I’ll get it fixed!

Why the CBC should be more like HBO

April 5, 2012 § Leave a comment

Why the CBC should be more like HBO – Andrew Coyne – Macleans.ca.Okay – how does that affect regions?

And Canadian Indians?

April 5, 2012 § Leave a comment

American Indians: Gambling on nation-building | The Economist. A reasonably balanced report.

USA-Canada BFF?

April 3, 2012 § Leave a comment

Love lost between the U.S. and Canada over exported oil? – Erin Burnett OutFront – – CNN.com Blogs. I’m not sure that it’s fair to single out the pipeline as the sole reason for Canadian humble animosity.