One person, one vote? In Canada, it’s not even close
Proportional representation — or a variation thereof — was among Liberal Leader Justin Trudeau’s campaign promises four years ago, going so far as to declare the 2015 election would be Canada’s last under the first-past-the-post system. Yet here we are again, one broken promise later, back at the drawing board.
'Democracy is awesome': Former Syrian refugees vote as Canadian citizens
As a child, Alsaleh worked at a polling station in Syria preparing election cards.
"It asked a question: 'Do you want Mr. Assad to be the president?' My job was to mark yes, so when Syrians come to vote … it's already marked yes," he said. "That's Syrian democracy."
"For the first time, I see a ballot with choices and I get to vote secretly and then cast my own vote into the ballot — it's amazing."
Jagmeet Singh Soars! Can the Leader of the NDP close the deal?
Jagmeet Singh’s “job approval” rating continues to increase and is literally “soaring”, like we have never seen before. Singh has gone from 22% (job approval) in early September to 33% in early October and since the English Leaders’ debate, has soared up to 49%.
Singh enjoys positive “job approval” ratings from both men and women and across all age categories.
the 20 firms behind a third of all carbon emissions
The analysis evaluates what the global corporations have extracted from the ground, and the subsequent emissions these fossil fuels are responsible for since 1965 – the point at which experts say the environmental impact of fossil fuels was known by both industry leaders and politicians.
Correct: it's hard to make money working on open source software
Correct: it's hard to make money working on open source software, therefore I will make nonfree software
Incorrect: it's hard to make money on open source software, and therefore I will make nonfree software and claim that it's open source
Rebel Media Question Shut Down By Bloc Quebecois Leader
When Rebel’s Keean Bexte took the mic to introduce himself, Blanchet immediately shut him down.
“I won’t answer Rebel News,” Blanchet said.
“I’ll keep asking the question because a judge said we could be here and ask questions,” Bexte said before asking Blanchet about Albertan separatism.
“My answer is that I won’t answer you,” Blanchet responded, before asking for another question from anyone else in French.
Backdoors into encrypted communications won't just be used by "good" governments. Authoritarian regimes will spy on dissidents, and say they're fighting terrorism. https://www.eff.org/deeplinks/2019/10/open-letter-governments-us-uk-and-australia-facebook-all-out-attack-encryption
jordan peterson, three years ago: "not eating vegetables cured my depression!"
jordan peterson, today: "i've actually been taking anti-depressants all along"
you have been selling "the magic pill" healing advice to people with depression that you *knew* not to work. do you even understand what the word "unethical" means?
drugs & jordan peterson
i'm glad that Jordan Peterson spent a year publicly advancing his claim that eating a 100% meat diet cured his brain worries and allowed him to completely stop taking antidepressants.
but now it's been revealed that he had actually developed a significant Klonopin habit and he had to check into rehab to quit.
this is significantly more educational than anything he's ever written. addiction is not a moral failing. that can't be said of claiming beef cures depression.
re: RMS writes about epstein
what do you mean? to my knowledge, he only wrote that once, in april.
RMS writes about epstein
Epstein is not, apparently, a pedophile, since the people he raped seem to have all been postpuberal.
By contrast, calling him a "sex offender" tends to minimize his crimes, since it groups him with people who committed a spectrum of acts of varying levels of gravity. Some of them were not crimes. Some of these people didn't actually do anything to anyone.
I think the right term for a person such as Epstein is "serial rapist".
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