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Global warming: the con job we need

Nietzsche wrote in the Will to Power that we progress by way of the lie. The international panic over climate change suggests his thesis still applies. Since 2006, the world has been possessed by an overstated guilt over how we've treated the planet.

Let’s work together

I feel like I'm standing in a room with 100 people criticizing me, yet no one is paying attention to the fact I'm here too. "She's impossible to work with!" I can hear them whisper to one another in conspiracy-like tones.

USA! WTF?

So let me get this straight. Barack Obama is Adolf Hitler, Vladimir Lenin or both, depending on where you get your information. He's also a tyrant, notwithstanding the fact he was elected in 2008 by the largest majority of any U.S.

Do Olympic critics confront their enemies?

The countdown is on. We have five months left before we're hit by the tidal wave that is 2010. I don't even call it the Olympics anymore, because simple references to sporting events don't cut it.

Deep Thoughts

"It's easy to sit there and say you'd like to have more money. And I guess that's what I like about it. It's easy. Just sitting there, rocking back and forth, wanting that money.

It’s legal to be offensive

Imagine a legal system with government, courts and police. It's the job of police to enforce that system's laws; courts to apply them; and governments to review and make the laws that shape the system.

Like a hole in the head

Canada is broken, or at least the Parliamentary system of democracy on which Canada is based is broken, which kind of amounts to the same thing.

Like a hole in the head

Canada is broken, or at least the Parliamentary system of democracy on which Canada is based is broken, which kind of amounts to the same thing.

Piratin’ music, under siege

Arr me lovelies! Me name is Mikey Jones, also known as Captain Chrome, and on most days I spend me free time journeyin' the Cyber Seas, pillaging bounty like MP3s and racking up doubloons through BitTorrents.

What’s going on?

British Columbians will have a better picture of our collective financial situation next week when the budget is presented, but an article in the Globe and Mail suggests that the province is facing a $3 billion shortfall, about seven times what was o