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Legends of Myself 42

March 29, 2012

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Continued from Legends of Myself 41 42.  Prince Rupert, 1958:  Rain, Cookies and the Pony Express In what is beginning to look like a theme, in 1958 I still don’t remember the rain in Prince Rupert, no more than during my previous stay.  Weather is small talk, I suppose, unless you are wet or you can […]

The Pony-Rider by Mark Twain

March 27, 2012

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In 1861, in the course of a stagecoach ride to Nevada with his brother, Mark Twain has a brief encounter with a rider from the already-legendary Pony Express. In a little while all interest was taken up in stretching our necks and watching for the “pony-rider”—the fleet messenger who sped across the continent from St. […]

625 Scientists to Stephen Harper: Don’t Gut the Fisheries Act

March 25, 2012

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Dear Prime Minister Harper, cc. Honorable Keith Ashfield, Minister of Fisheries and Oceans re. Potential amendments to section 35 of the Fisheries Act by D. W. Schindler et al We, a group of Canadian scientists, including many of Canada’s most senior ecologists and aquatic scientists, are writing out of concern that habitat protections are about to […]

Legends of Myself 41

March 24, 2012

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Continued from Legends of Myself 40 41.  Prince Rupert, 1958:  Woodlots and Bullies When I was growing up there, Prince Rupert considered itself a maturing town, not yet filled out, still in development.  A town with great expectations.  I remember reading in my elementary school social studies book—I’m not sure which year, although it was a […]

Legends of Myself 40

March 22, 2012

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Continued from Legends of Myself 39 40.  Prince Rupert, 1958:  This Old Man Old Pop would have been about 25 during the great British Columbia Wobbly battles of 1912.  He would have been in his early thirties when he returned from World War I to continue his work with the Wobblies, and in his late thirties, […]

Deniers R Us – Claude Allègre

March 17, 2012

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One of a continuing series on climate change deniers, their ideas and their allegiances.  Claude Allègre, l’imposteur climatique I’ve written about our friend Claude before, the politician-“scientist,” in Simple Sam & the Three Deniers, where I explained that I wouldn’t accuse him of being a fraud for sketching in tree-ring data from the future so long […]

Deniers R Us – Göran Ahlgren

March 11, 2012

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The Climate Denier Files.  Another one of a continuing series on climate change deniers, who they are and what they think. Göran Ahlgren. For those people who prefer to get their prostate cancers treated by climatologists and their climate opinions handed them by assistant-professors of Organic Chemistry, we have Göran Ahlgren, a Swedish medical doctor […]