In this year’s election I had not encountered a single person with an urging desire to vote. Not that all Canadians in general are ever as filled with as much glee for an upcoming election as my surrounding locals are for the approach of the next ice fishing season. In…

Why An Elimination Strategy Should Be Implemented Now

Parliament Hill, Ottawa

Many across the western world have watched with some envy as New Zealanders now attend sporting events and concerts, and are enjoying a amount of freedom. Last spring New Zealand moved ahead with an elimination strategy; deeming that the most rational approach in grappling with the COVID-19 pandemic. The…

Perhaps the most misapplied work of literature is George Orwell’s . It is often perceived as a warning, a harbinger of things to come. For the most part, the novel is a portrayal of things as they or I suppose, Based primarily off of Stalinism, it demonstrates…

The Peril of a Continued Trump Presidency

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First, I need to grant that I am a Canadian and it is strange, perhaps, that I may assert such a strong desire for a particular outcome in the upcoming US Presidential election. For some, in this circumstance and in others, this can be accounted for by partisanship. A desire…

Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau
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Yesterday morning, during Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau’s now daily press briefing, he noted to the public that with attempting to mitigate the COVID-19 outbreak in Canada, “It doesn’t depend on me, it depends on you.” It was upon the shoulders of Canadians to “answer the call of duty” and…

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Daenerys Targaryen at the pyramid in Meereen.
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Another round of insanity hits Jordan Peterson after appearing on Rex Murphy’s Youtube channel

On October 9th there was a fairly odd and irregular occurrence. A brand new YouTube channel had been just started up by an elderly Newfoundlander and one of the first videos released whipped up a maelstrom of petty acrimony on Twitter and elsewhere online. Expect the unexpected in our online…

J.A. Farden

Canadian nerd and steak enthusiast. @mrfarden

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