Tag Archives: Politics

The Greens are set to win the 2015 Federal Election

Yes, the Green Party of Canada will win the 2015 Federal Election. How do I know? The Conservative, Liberal, and New Democratic Parties told me.

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Bug Crushing, Microsoft, and the NSA

Ever wonder why Microsoft has historically been so bad at crushing bugs? I think I know why.

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NSA Spying Scandal – An Analysis

Like a lot of people, I’ve been following the NSA Spying Scandal closely. In fact, I’ve been following it for several years, since before I first ran into Barrett Brown. Seriously. The leaks about go back a long way, and … Continue reading

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Ah, Now We Can’t Tell Vic Everything Anymore!

Vic Toews, MP for the riding of Provencher, has handed in his resignation both as Public Safety Minister, and as Member of Parliament.

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National Security Agency Wins – Groklaw Shuts Down

On Tuesday August 20, 2013, PJ announced that Groklaw would shut down. To quote her final post: The owner of Lavabit tells us that he’s stopped using email and if we knew what he knew, we’d stop too. There is … Continue reading

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Copyright in Canada – Time to Revisit the Subject

  Back to Copyright. Why? Because a member of the now defunct Balanced Copyright for Canada Facebook Group, who happened to be working for EMI at the time, has asked me to take a post down that quotes him.

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Canadian Party Politics – Brent Rathgeber – The Most Dangerous Man in Canada

One of the worst things that can happen to a political party is when a member leaves because he or she can no longer back the party on moral or ethical grounds. Brent Rathgeber did just that.

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Web Hosting

I’ve been talking to a variety of companies about web hosting. My needs are a bit odd, because in effect I want to become my own web hosting company. Seriously. I’ve got friends who’ve been screwed over by the big … Continue reading

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Canadian Party Politics – An Analysis May 2013

I had a couple of complaints about my April 2013 Canadian Party Politics Analysis. There were some issues that I skipped. In one case I’d totally missed the issue. In other cases I couldn’t see how they could be immediately … Continue reading

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Barrett Brown – Hurting the Government by Believing in the Constitution

I know Barrett Brown. Not well, but we’ve spent time chatting online, and he’s a nice guy. A damned nice guy. I wasn’t online the night he got raided, but I could have been.

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