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8 Nobel Peace Laureates Oppose Tar Sands Pipeline

September 30, 2011

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September 28, 2011 The Right Honourable Stephen Harper, P.C., M.P. Prime Minister of Canada, House of Commons Ottawa, ON K1A 0A6 Dear Mr. Prime Minister: Three weeks ago we wrote to U.S. President Barack Obama urging him to reject the proposed Keystone XL pipeline. Since the pipeline’s purpose would be to transport oil from the […]

Legends of Myself 28

September 30, 2011

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Continued from Legends of Myself 27 28.  Vancouver, 1958:  Monuments, Phantom Creeks, Phantom Speedways In early 1958 I moved back to Vancouver to stay with my father.  It was beginning then that I started to get an inkling of one or two of the city’s distinct neighbourhoods. However, to put my own kid-level observations in proper […]

Legends of Myself 27

September 23, 2011

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Continued from Legends of Myself 26    27. New Westminster, 1957-58 Aside from a walk down by the creek or misty jugs of cream-topped milk in the refrigerator, Cloverdale runs out of images around about October.  That is when Sputnik launched the Space Age and when I moved to New Westminster.  I know it was still […]

Deep in the Delta Blues

September 21, 2011

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It all started down on Will Dockery’s plantation when Charlie Patton was having women troubles and decided to take arms against the blues by learning the blues.  Charlie had a lot of woman-trouble after that, because he really did learn the blues.  But nobody really thinks woman-trouble is always a bad thing, and it’s the […]

Rick Perry — Wildfires & Climate Denial in Texas

September 19, 2011

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Texas–along with Oklahoma, New Mexico and Louisiana–has experienced its hottest summer ever this year.  In fact, Texas and Oklahoma both set records for the hottest summer for a US state, beating out the previous record, Oklahoma, 1934, a record set at the height of the Dust Bowl. Hot. But, hot enough for Rick Perry? Nope. […]

Some Visions From Haiti

September 16, 2011

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Skeptic of Skeptics Eureka’d in Oz

September 14, 2011

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John Cook, creator of the blog Skeptical Science, was recently honoured with a Eureka Prize, Australia’s Oscar of Science, for his dedicated work addressing climate change denial. His website, visited by half a million people a month, has answers for every bit of scientific flim-flam put forward by the self-styled climate change “skeptics.” It has a few […]