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Thunder Bay - Post Election Home Protection Kit

Thunder Bay – Post Election Home Protection Kit

With the recent campaign endorsement by the Firefighters Association in favour of the City Council incumbents, I thought it might be prudent for home owners to display their love for incumbents.  You know, just for piece of mind and to avoid possible future insurance issues should your house burn to the ground. True, all but one […]

The World – Small Scale Local Versus Large Scale Industrial

An FYI about locally grown food versus large scale monoculture. The difference between the two systems is one has hundreds of millions of dollars to spend on advertising, public relations, lobbying government representatives and negotiating/writing global trade agreements while the other is locally grown food. Can small scale local farms feed the world? Well, they […]

Thunder Bay - Welcome To The Club, Ms Ch'ng

Thunder Bay – Welcome To The Club, Ms Ch’ng

The one new councillor, Shelby Ch’ng in Northwood, was the subject of online comments… Twice in this newspaper, at least, Ms. Ch’ng made clear before the election that she likes the event centre and will support it as long as it as affordable for taxpayers. She wants a process that satisfies its opponents. Will Ch’ng […]

The World - Tick, Tick, Tick

The World – Tick, Tick, Tick

Retail and business customers with over €500,000 on deposit as of November 1 will earn a “negative interest rate” of 0.25%. In less euphemistic terms, they have to pay 0.25% per annum to the bank for the privilege of handing the bank their hard-earned money or their business cash. “Punishment Interest” is what Germans lovingly call this. […]

Thunder Bay - The Future Of Representative Municipal Democracy

Thunder Bay – The Future Of Representative Municipal Democracy

Just in time for the City of Thunder Bay’s cyber-voting discussion comes the news that there…. are already methods to bypass encryption, thanks to off-the-shelf digital implants readily available to the smallest national agencies and the largest city police forces — easy-to-use software that takes over and monitors digital devices in real time Don’t you […]

Thunder Bay - Ranked Voting May Be The Solution To Declining Voters

Thunder Bay – Ranked Voting May Be The Solution To Declining Voters

You can see how the media is spinning these election results. The lords of manufacturing consent  are busy telling everyone that all is well in the city.  The public is satisfied with city council.  Proof? All but one of the incumbents running for council seats have been re-elected.  Game, Set and Match. However, there are […]

Thunder Bay - Not So Secret Ballot

Thunder Bay – Not So Secret Ballot

Voters should not be confronted or questioned when placing their ballots. A spoiled ballot is a spoiled ballot. I have undervoted in every municipal election. When there were 12 positions to vote for the English public school board, I only voted up to six that I fully supported. If I voted for 12 it would […]

Thunder Bay - Maybe The Problem Is The System

Thunder Bay – Maybe The Problem Is The System

We need online voting for municipal elections….or do we?  I am not so sure. Why? Security. NOTHING done online is REALLY secure.  NOTHING! Ask the City of Phoenix AZ. Ask some of the stars who have their nude photos floating around the net. Then there is the iCloud hacking. Remember Target? Canadian government? US government? So…naturally, after […]

The World - Is The US Empire In Decline?  Oh...yes.

The World – Is The US Empire In Decline? Oh…yes.

All empires eventually collapse. Its not a matter of “if” but rather when. Countries are starting to resent being ordered around by the various financial and military tentacles of the US. Countries are starting to resent the American’s self awarded title of “World Police”.  The American dollar’s reserve currency status is under attack because of […]

Thunder Bay - Its All Just A Coincidence....

Thunder Bay – Its All Just A Coincidence….

What is more interesting is the institutional and governmental share of building permits across the major Canadian Census Metropolitan Areas (CMAs). Ranking the average share of total building permit values accounted for by the institutional and governmental sector for the years 2010 to 2014 shows a large range across Canadian CMAs. While the national average […]