Posts from the ‘Politics’ category

How much bandwidth do I use?

You’ve probably heard about this usage-based billing controversy. One of the few downsides of living in Canada is that it’s an oligarchy for telecoms and internet…

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How Americans Treat Their Soldiers

A few months ago, I was on a flight between two American cities. I was at the front of the economy class cabin, and watched as…

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A Brutal Vision of Modern Warfare

Today Wikileaks, an exceptional organization dedicated to (according to Wikipedia) “submissions and leaks of sensitive governmental, corporate, organizational, or religious documents”, released a graphically violent video…

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Tim Hortons and the Immigrant Experience

This morning I had breakfast with some American friends who have been up in Vancouver for the Olympics. We discussed this Tim Horton’s ad that tells…

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Darren Learns About the Long-Gun Registry

This is the second in a series of blog posts in which, well, I learn about things. Previously, I learned about the WNBA. Yesterday I was…

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Foursquare Comes to Vancouver

We’ve been doing a lot of speaking and workshops lately. At these events, people inevitably ask us “what’s the Next Big Thing?” I’m incredibly poor at…

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Edmonton’s Airport Debate

Apparently Edmonton has a municipal airport a stone’s throw away from the centre of town. It’s called Edmonton City Centre Airport (also known as Blatchford Field),…

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Who Should I Vote For on May 12?

As BC readers know, we’re electing a new provincial government on May 12. I confess my general ignorance about provincial politics. I don’t have that much…

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