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FTR the mayor is suffering from a logical fallacy: The fact that users of crack “started” with milk doesn’t mean milk use causes crack use.
Free advice for struggling Canadian newspapers: Repackaging snippets from the Sunday New York Times on Tuesday isn’t going to save us.
As Carl Sagan said, extraordinary claims require extraordinary evidence. Doesn’t matter how true the claim feels. Show. Me. The. Evidence.
Boston-Pittsburgh was stomach-churning. Which is worse? Punching a fallen player or kneeing one in the head? No honour.
More IT problems with the launch of a Battlefield 4 expansion. As we learned with Obamacare, this would never happen in the private sector.
Google is confirmation bias on steroids if you don’t maintain critical distance and remember to search for contrary evidence, too.
I suspect I’d get less blowback for criticizing Jesus than Pierre Trudeau.
Last point: The biggest social engineering scheme is the criminal prohibition of (some) drugs. And how does Ms. Wente feel about that?
Also hilarious to hear the “you can’t engineer a society” argument from a supporter of the invasion of Iraq. http://www.theglobeandmail.com/globe-debate/obamacare-where-the-liberal-dream-crashes-and-burns/article15798546/#dashboard/follows/ …
Nothing wrong with admiring a leader. Lots wrong with worshipping a leader and insisting he/she is pure and perfect in every way.
Stephen Harper wrote a decent rebuttal of this David Frum column http://fullcomment.nationalpost.com/2013/12/06/david-frum-in-praise-of-the-prime-ministerial-control-freak/ … … in 1996. Quoted here: http://www.dangardner.ca/articles/item/151-stephen-harper-condemns-stephen-harper …
I find David Frum’s criticism of reform surprisingly superficial, even silly. Why? See @markdjarvis’s tweets. http://fullcomment.nationalpost.com/2013/12/06/david-frum-in-praise-of-the-prime-ministerial-control-freak/ …
“Where’s Biafra?” Pierre Trudeau’s smirking response when asked about the Nigerian civil war, the great humanitarian crisis of the day.
2/2 I suspect that if the Trudeau and Mulroney records on South Africa were reversed, Mulroney’s failures would be highlighted today.
1/2 Looked up Pierre Trudeau’s record on apartheid South Africa in John English’s bio. Stunning. He was more callous than Thatcher.
Gender inclusion is a good thing; ridiculous gender tokenism is not. http://www.canadashistory.ca/Magazine/Greatest-Explorers … via @acoyne
Ottawa Citizen columnist / author of Risk and Future Babble