Odds and Bobs

KONICA MINOLTA DIGITAL CAMERAPolitical Schmutz*

Canada

Remembrance Day Blurb: Leonard Cohen Reads ‘In Flanders’ Fields’ (November 11, 2016)
On Keeping One’s Word (February 9, 2016)
Growing Policy Pains: A Hornets’ Nest (January 25, 2016)
Better in Refugees than Soccer: Canada vs. Germany (January 10, 2016)
An Analysis of Current Threats to the Security of Canada
(November 30, 2015)
Remembrance Day Thoughts (in the moment) (November 11, 2015)
Lest We Forget (and with thanks)
(November 11, 2015)
A Looney Tunes Episode Starring (Mike) Duffy Duck (August 25, 2015)
Duck, Duck, Goose Bay (June 14, 2015)
Taking the ‘-stan’ out of ‘Albertastan (May 10, 2015)
Perplexing Take on Improved 911 Response Times (April 30, 2015)
On the Niqab…
(March 15, 2015)
Wounded Vets Told They Need to Very Their Conditions Every Three Years
(March 3, 2015)
How Far We’ve Come: Same-sex Marriage in Canada (March 12, 2015)
Canadians – Not so Pacifistic, Eh? (February 3, 2015)
Grey Vs. Ghomeshi (January 12, 2015)
Wearing Poppies Early (October 10, 2014)
Do You Remember Where You Were: Ottawa Shooting (October 23, 2014)

Belgium

A Moral Obligation to Interfere (March 22, 2016)

China

Meanwhile, in the Rest of the World… (Turkey, China, USA) (August 7, 2016)

France

Not a Nice Day (July 15, 2016)
Building Walls
(November 14, 2015)
#Paris Attacks (November 13, 2015)
Je Suis Charlie (January 9, 2015)

Middle East (ISIS, Syrian Civil War, Iraq, Turkey)

Meanwhile, in the Rest of the World… (Turkey, China, USA) (August 7, 2016)
On Keeping One’s Word
(February 9, 2016)
Growing Policy Pains: A Hornets’ Nest
(January 25, 2016)
Better in Refugees than Soccer: Canada vs. Germany
(January 10, 2016)
The Punchline of a Bad Joke: So Shia turns to him and says, “So Sunni” (Saudi Arabia) (Iran) (January 3, 2015)
Lost in Transmission (sort of): Saudis and the UN Commission on Human Rights (Saudi Arabia) (October 19, 2015)
ISIS Examined – from the BBC Magazine: Fishing and Ultraviolence (October 6, 2015)
Crudites, Or, My Two Cents on Oil and the Crisis in the Middle East (August 11, 2015)
Silence after Bombing Troubling (August 2, 2015)
Turkey in the Straw
(Turkey )(July 29, 2015)
Trying to Coax a Turkey out of a Tree (Turkey )(July 22, 2015)
Key Performance Indicators in the Middle East (June 4, 2015)
Who Likes Puzzles? Questioning the Middle East (May 27, 2015)
The Yemen Conundrum (Yemen) (March 26, 2015)
Outcry as IS ‘Wrecks’ Assyrian Site (Iraq) (March 6, 2015)
Not All Incidents are Created Equal: Playing the Racist Card (Racism and Islamophobia) (February 28, 2015)
Unusual Comparisons (Jordan) (February 10, 2015)

North Korea

Stuck in the Middle with You (October 28, 2016)

Russia

Russia Doing More Probing than a Proctologist (March 15, 2015)

Ukrainian Civil War

An Alternate Lens on the Ukrainian Civil War (February 17, 2015)
The Willful Disregard for the Dismemberment of Ukraine
(January 24, 2015)

United Kingdom

Hilary Benn Speech in Support of RAF Airstrikes in Syria (full text) (December 3, 2015)

United States

And the Oscar for Best Actor Goes to….Donald Trump (November 14, 2016)
Clinton Vs. Trump Round 1 (aka the First Presidential Debate) (September 26, 2016)
Meanwhile, in the Rest of the World… (Turkey, China, USA) (August 7, 2016)
Who, On Earth, is Voting for Trump? (June 25, 2016)
Emasculated Society Seeks Strong Man (May 22, 2016)
Corporate Policing of the Public Body
(March 3, 2016)
Where to Bomb: Presidential Candidates’ Use of Force Tracker (December 20, 2015)
Inadvertent Street Cred to Trump (December 14, 2015)
What Constitutes an American (September 20, 2015)
Fixing a Problem the Right Way (March 5, 2015)

Other Countries

A Moral Obligation to Interfere (Belgium; Brussels Attacks) (March 22, 2016)
Another Unfortunate Headline (and one of the more potentially racist ones out there) (September 9, 2015)
Liberating Orthodox Religion? (Turkey) (June 8)
Reflections on Auschwitz (Poland) (May 19, 2015)
Stick to Chocolate and Beer (Belgium) (January 17, 2015)
Pope Francis Criticism Stuns Vatican (December 23, 2014)

Op-Eds and Other Random Schmutz

Free Speech

Roger Scruton’s Essay on Free Speech (October 24, 2015)

Internet/Social Media etc…

Corporate Policing of the Public Body (March 3, 2016)
A Lesson in Security for the Ruling Elite
(December 27, 2015)
Rocky Mountain Land Library and Reading Trends (April 19, 2015)
The Legacy of Social Media: Your Last Will and Testament
(March 15, 2015)
The Internet of Things: It Sings the Body Electric
(March 12, 2015)

Racism

Fixing a Problem the Right Way (March 5, 2015)
Not All Incidents are Created Equal: Playing the Racist Card (February 28, 2015)

Religion

Liberating Orthodox Religion? (Turkey) (June 8)
A Dialectic on the Great Pumpkin and the Quantum State (January 27, 2015)

Misc.

Meanwhile, in the Rest of the World… (Turkey, China, USA) (August 7, 2016)
Hack Job: The Panama Papers (April 7, 2016)
Interesting How Trains of Thought Develop: From Rocks to the Origins of Property (July 11, 2015)
Mulletspotting (March 8, 2015)
Word from My Brother (a Stay-at-Home Dad, Sort of)
(February 22, 2015)
Master List of Unusual Satisfactions (Zouch Magazine) (December 20, 2014)
A Wee Bit of Driving Silliness (November 27, 2014)
Guinness Commercial: Empty Chair (November 8, 2014)
Wasabi
(September 18, 2014)
Terrible Pick-up Lines (Possibly Offensive)
(September 14, 2014)
In Other News (from Saskatoon) (July 7, 2014)

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