The Bogus Bogeyman

  I am puzzled by the fuss over that pact with Iran. Do crfitics of the deal really think the fine print matters? Do they really believe the Iranians would go to the trouble of developing a nuclear weapon on the sly when they have so much to gain from trade with the world’s richest economies? And […]
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What’s Happened to Canada?

  For years I’ve bragged about Canada to my American-born wife, extolling the common-sense efficiency with which America’s northern neighbor is run. Now, I am afraid I might have to eat my words. I just got my monthly deposit from Canada.gov, and I am reeling from the shock. The Canadian dollar is worth only 76.70 cents US. That’s the lowest exchange […]
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Give Us Your Scum?

Now I know what Americans – a significant number of them anyway – think of people like me. I’m hurt and I’m furious. I came to America with stars in my eyes. After the required five years as a landed immigrant, I stood in the Tampa Court House and swore allegiance to the flag of […]
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Smearing Hillary

  The latest attempt to smear Hillary Clinton makes me wonder who might be behind it and how powerful they must be. In case you missed it, here’s what happened. The New York Times – yes the New York Times! – ran a story a couple of days ago reporting that a criminal inquiry was being “sought” […]
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Save the Bees!

  If we continue to destroy the world’s bees, we will destroy ourselves. Bees are vital to the agricultural cycle. They flit from one blossom to another, pollinating the plants that feed us. Yet – in America at least – politicians are reluctant to ban the poison that has already wiped out so much of the […]
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Hooray for the Reggae Boyz!

  Little Jamaica continues to amaze.  With a population smaller than some American cities, Jamaica has beaten the mighty US to reach the Gold Cup final.  It’s the first time in Gold Cup history that a Caribbean island team has achieved this remarkable feat. Now, it’s on to the championship for the Reggae Boyz. They will […]
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