February Huffington Post Robocall article by Jim Harris demonstrates the kind of slanted hyperbolic journalism one would only expect to see in the U.S.

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I once heard a line in a episode of Family Guy that went if “I haven’t seen it then it is new to me.” It’s a great line that has always brought a smile to my face . . . perhaps I am too easily amused?! However, the February 27th, 2012 Huffington Post article “Harper … Continue reading

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40 Years Later, Was Nixon As Bad As Woodward and Bernstein Contend?

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Today’s Washington Post headline “Woodward and Bernstein: 40 years after Watergate, Nixon was far worse than we thought” at once grabs your attention, while catapulting you to another time and place.  If you were around during the Watergate era as I will call it and followed the proceedings that eventually led to Richard Nixon resigning … Continue reading

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Limbaugh, Stewart, Maher and the like have come to symbolize lazy journalism . . . so why do we listen?

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What’s amazing about the Limbaugh comments – in fact the discussion in general, regarding Ms. Fluke is that the state of the health care system overall has major problems that few seem to be addressing. For example, the prescription of anti-psychotic drugs accounted for the single largest expenditure put through Medicaid in 2006 (the last … Continue reading

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By making the Ener1 bankruptcy a political issue, the press is missing the real story regarding stock fraud and our continuing reliance on fossil fuels

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Rather than go into a long dissertation in which I provide my usual in depth analysis, I am going to take a page from Seth Godin’s blog and reduce today’s post to a few quick and easy to grasp sound bites, as I believe that it is truly important to get beyond the trees and … Continue reading

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While organizations such as CATA herald the importance of an Innovation Nation, study results beg the question . . . is anybody listening?

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Canadian corporations cut spending on research and development for the fifth year in a row, despite increasing revenues, reports an annual study by a business intelligence firm. from the November 2nd, 2011 Huffington News post “Canadian Firms Slash R&D Spending Again“ In what is still one of the most popular segments in the history of … Continue reading

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Transcending partisan politics, for me as a regular Canadian, Jack Layton’s true legacy was that he always reminded me of the better angels in all of us

When they look at you, they see what they want to be. When they look at me, they see what they are. Richard M. Nixon (looking at a portrait of John F. Kennedy) As the news of former NDP Leader Jack Layton’s passing hit the airwaves earlier today, the testimony as to the magnitude of … Continue reading

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