Is this the future?

What will people do when their electric cars ~ too often “fuelled” by coal-fired electrical generating plants ~ need an urgent re-charge? Apparently, they will call for a diesel generator towed by a gas-powered van to come to the rescue. China is, some sources report, leading the world in electric car production, but most of…… Continue reading Is this the future?

More good news

They may not look like much, just now … … but these are “blocks,” at Seaspan Shipyards in Vancouver, and when hundreds of more blocks are built and they are all, eventually fitted together they will become one of these …  … the new Protectuer class support ships (two are on order) for the Royal…… Continue reading More good news

Out on a limb (2)

A few days ago I went out on a limb and guessed that the incredibly sad and stupid act of vandalizing a cenotaph in Toronto “may have been someone’s idea of a response to the decision to fire Don Cherry.” Now I see a report from 680 News in Toronto which says that “A man…… Continue reading Out on a limb (2)

Nikki Haley in 2024?

Jay Caruso, who writes for several American and British journals, says, in an article in the Independent, that “One of the more disturbing aspects of modern American politics is the ascent of the zero-sum game. The divided culture in which Washington DC and, alas, many state governments operate means the concept of “everyone wins” is…… Continue reading Nikki Haley in 2024?


This story, by Stephen Chase and Robert Fife, in the Globe and Mail, is troubling on two levels: First, it exposes what I believe to be a key issue in the US vs. China struggle: the danger posed (or not) by Huawei to the global (or maybe not so global) 5G initiative; and Second, it…… Continue reading Troubling

I’m not a lawyer, but …

“I’m not a lawyer.” That’s what both Gerald Butts, Prime Minister Trudeau’s former principal secretary and Michael Wernick, former Clerk of the Privy Council said to excuse the fact that both tried to obstruct justice for Prime Minister Justin Trudeau by applying improper (illegal?) pressure of former Attorney General Jody Wilson-Raybould in an effort to…… Continue reading I’m not a lawyer, but …

Is Macron right?

Following on from yesterday, the Finacial Times says, in an editorial, that French President “Emmanuel Macron has issued a dire warning: an “exceptionally fragile” Europe will disappear “if it can’t think of itself as a global power” … [and his] … “alarm call demands careful consideration — even if his plea for an EU defence…… Continue reading Is Macron right?

Going out on a limb

A little more than a year ago I was heartbroken and angry about the vandalism perpetrated at the Halifax Memorial. Now I see that a similar attack was made at the cenotaph at Old City Hall in Toronto: I’m going to go out on a limb and say that I suspect that this may have…… Continue reading Going out on a limb

Categorized as Values

The brain dead alliances

“French president Emmanuel Macron has,” an article in the Financial Post says, “opened a rift with Germany and other Nato allies weeks ahead of a vital summit after he warned that the transatlantic security alliance was suffering “brain death”. German chancellor Angela Merkel rejected Mr Macron’s “sweeping blow” against the alliance, in which he strongly…… Continue reading The brain dead alliances


Today we ask you  … No, that’s wrong “we,” whoever that might be, ask nothing, I, personally, on my own, ask you to take two minutes, that’s all, and remember that over 100,000 (mostly) young men (a good many young women, too and some older people ~ Lieutenant Commander Frank Campbell was 39 when he…… Continue reading Today