This says it all …

… doesn’t it? That fellow enjoying a glass of nice, clean water is Marc Miller, Prime Minister Trudeau’s Indigenous Services Minister, telling Indigenous Canadians that Justin Trudeau’s promise … … wasn’t worth the paper it was printed on. Did Prime Minister Trudeau ever intend to keep his promise? Of course he did, he always believesContinue reading “This says it all …”

Do Something (2)

A few weeks ago I was horrified to read about the 25 year long water problems that continue to plague the Neskantaga First Nation in North-Western Ontario ~ yes you read that right: it’s been 25 years since these Canadians have had clean, potable water! I begged the government to Do Something! and I offeredContinue reading “Do Something (2)”

It’s National Indigenous Peoples Day

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau reminds us that … … it is National Indigenous Peoples Day. Maybe our man-child prime minister will explain why he wasted so much taxpayer’s money on his unsuccessful vanity project ~ a failed quest for a worthless, temporary, second-class seat on the United Nations Security Council ~ which included sending millionsContinue reading “It’s National Indigenous Peoples Day”

A fundamental shift?

Professor Branko Milanović, formerly lead economist in the World Bank Research Department, writes, in Foreign Affairs, that “As of March 2020, the entire world is affected by an evil with which it is incapable of dealing effectively and regarding whose duration no one can make any serious predictions. The economic repercussions of the novel coronavirusContinue reading “A fundamental shift?”


Mark Joseph is an American multimedia producer (I’m not exactly sure what that means, I know what the words mean, I just don’t know how a multimedia production differs from, say, a film or a TV show), talk-show host, columnist, author and publisher, about whom I knew absolutely nothing until I stumbled upon an articleContinue reading “Divisions”

The Palmerston effect; or who is the puppet master?

There is a video, published by The Guardian, making the rounds on social media which shows Princess Ann, French President Emmanuel Macron and Prime Ministers Boris Johnson, Mark Rutte (I think) and Justin Trudeau chatting, it appears, about President Trump who made long, rambling press conferences of his meetings with President Macron and Prime MinisterContinue reading “The Palmerston effect; or who is the puppet master?”

A contrarian view

Matt Ridley, (properly 5th Viscount Ridley DL FRSL FMedSci) whose blog I follow and whose insights I often enjoy, has taken a refreshingly contrarian view of climate change in the Global Warming Policy Forum ~ but I’m afraid that our famously thin-skinned climate minister, Catherine McKenna, will not be impressed. In essence Matt Ridley is saying that we are,Continue reading “A contrarian view”

Second thoughts from the anti-Harper wing

It is no secret that the now oh so pretentiously named Global Affairs Department was less than satisfied with Prime Minister Stephen Harper; in fact who can forget the wholly unprofessional display of partisan glee when, in early November 2015, the newly elected prime minister was swarmed by cheering civil servants when he visited theContinue reading “Second thoughts from the anti-Harper wing”

Water wars (3)

Back in 2013 I used these two images on to illustrate the water problem in China: They are pretty self explanatory: the one on the left shows water availability and the one on the right shows population density. Not at all surprisingly people live where the water is plentiful. China would dearly love toContinue reading “Water wars (3)”