OK, the source of this cringeworthy video clip, Rebel Media, may be suspect to many ~ I do not follow them ~ but it does bring up a question: is this what we expect for the $1 Billion plus we pay for the CBC?. The complete interview, which I watched. looks, as someone else said, more … Continue reading Is it time to get rid of the CBC? Should we?
So, amidst the bit of fuss, earlier this month, about British Columbians' pretty firm rejection of the Green/NDP notion of electoral reforms ~ which, to be fair, got a helluva lot further than Justin Trudeau managed to push his promise ~ the BC Auditor General has issued a warning about the growing costs of health … Continue reading It’s time to repeat a warning
One of my interlocutors asked me: "What's your problem with the Saudis?" I have two, actually: First, way back in the early years of the 20th century Abdulaziz ibn Abdul Rahman ibn Faisal ibn Turki ibn Abdullah ibn Muhammad Al Saud, known to the Arabs as Abdulaziz and to Westerners as ibn Saud established the modern Kingdom … Continue reading My Saudi problem
The term "a G Zero world" was coined, a few years ago, by Ian Bremmer, CEO of the Eurasia Group in a book entitled: "Every Nation for Itself: What Happens When No One Leads the World." He then created a web site called G Zero Media, which is, I think, generally, pro-globalization and anti-Donald Trump. … Continue reading Some more China worries
It's no secret, I hope, that I remain in favour of Project Resolve, the deal which delivered the MV Asterix to the Canadian Navy on time and on budget, and I have said before that I believe that our Navy needs four of these large supply/support ships, including a second ship, a sister to Asterix, … Continue reading More on supply ships
Today, in many parts of the Commonwealth, is Boxing Day. It's a public holiday here in Canada ... so I'm taking a day off. Boxing Day has nothing to do with pugilism; its origins lie in Queen Victoria's time when, on the day after Christmas, it was customary for those, like the Queen herself, who … Continue reading A day off
... to all those who believe and to those who just like the holiday spirit and, especially, to those who don't much like what Christmas says about the state of man and the world, but who accept my greetings with the same good will with which they are offered. But a special Merry Christmas to all … Continue reading Merry Christmas to all …