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NFA on Gun Control: Bad Taste, Bad Timing, and Bad Logic

I actually wrote this on the evening of Thursday, June 5, 2014 after reading the press release by the National Firearms Association. However, I refrained from posting it, as I felt that the timing was in appropriate. After reading this article, I

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Posted in Life, Moncton, New Brunswick, Personal, Rant, Scary, Society, Stupidity

Interesting opinion piece on the backlash against Smart Metering

In many parts of the US (and maybe in Canada, too) there seems to be significant backlash against the idea of utilities using smart meters in consumers’ homes. The concerns seem based around paranoid beliefs in four areas:   Many

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Posted in Society, Trends

The value of an education

Image via Wikipedia I see a great deal of debate recently about the value of higher education, and whether the high cost of university is worth it from a job market/earning power perspective. I have this debate myself recently, seeing

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Posted in Education, Life, Rant, Society

The end of physical books? I hope not!

I was just reading this article on CNN.com, in which author Nicholas Negroponte, founder of One Laptop per Child, foretells the demise of physical books. I recognize the trend, and can see some reality in what he says. I am

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Posted in Life, My Menu, Personal, Rant, Society, Trends

Geocentrism? Seriously? | Bad Astronomy | Discover Magazine

This is too cool! Yesterday, I came across a link to http://www.galileowaswrong.com/galileowaswrong/, the site for a conference based on the premise that Galileo was wrong, and that the Catholic church was right to convict him of heresy, and the in

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Posted in Rant, Science, Society, Stupidity

Of Mosque’s and Book Burnings

When I started writing this post, it was to be somewhat of a rant. As it turns out, it came out more “preachy” than “ranty’. I hope will forgive me, and indulge me just a little 🙂 . Unless you

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Posted in Life, Personal, Society, That's Life

What if we had an election and nobody won?

We need a new option on election ballots – “None of the Above”. If none of the parties manage to field a platform or a candidate worth my vote, I should be able to express that fact in a meaningful

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Posted in Personal, Rant, Society
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