Monthly Archives: November 2017

CLASSY GOGETTERS

THE CONTRARIAN I was a bit taken aback. I don’t remember his exact words, but what I got was that the Go-Getters is not for the ‘upper class’. Upper class, in little Dryden? By coincidence, not long after that conversation, … Continue reading

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CORPORATE AGRICULTURE AND GLOBAL WARMING

  THE CONTRARIAN The following is an excerpt from an article in The Guardian, a British paper, which I have copied from a Canadian blog called “Local Food News – World”, Dec 12/16 issue. It was addressing the problem of … Continue reading

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FERAL CATS

THE CONTRARIAN   A page from Willie Brant’s diary — “Talk about Nero fiddles while Rome burns,” says Joe.  “Look at all the problems we got shaping up on the horizon, with Russia and China rattling swords, and Turkey re-arming.  … Continue reading

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NATURAL DISASTERS

THE CONTRARIAN Hurricane after hurricane, then the volcano disaster in Mexico makes one think about world-changing natural events in the past. EARTHQUAKES AND VOLCANOES — Mount Tambora is a giant apparently dormant volcano in what is now Indonesia.  On April … Continue reading

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HIGHWAY CONSTRUCTION

THE CONTRARIAN I try to stay out of current affairs, but I think an exception is OK where I have some specific knowledge. I was amused to see our federal member punishing our province on the highway project, even though … Continue reading

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