Monthly Archives: June 2018

POLICE SERVICE

THE CONTRARIAN I failed in my duty when I was about 4 years old. My two year old sister disappeared while I was not paying attention.  After frantically running around looking for her, I had to own up and wake … Continue reading

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NORTHERN MUNICIPALITIES

THE CONTRARIAN This is to expand on a previous column in which I argued that the drafters of British North America Act forgot about municipal governments, so municipalities in Canada are weak, totally wards of the provinces. But cut the … Continue reading

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MONUMENT TO SONS OF MARTHA

THE CONTRARIAN Part 1, Last spike at Feist Lake A railway track is held in place by spikes, large, square nails with a large head that overlaps the rail flange so the rail can expand and contract but not be … Continue reading

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Decision Fatigue: Why Humans Follow the Herd

THE CONTRARIAN     Don’t know where I got this from, but it is a very interesting point of view.   Levitt and Dubner (authors of book “Freakonomics” chronicle the results of a survey about conserving energy. Why did Californians do it? … Continue reading

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HUMBOLDT CRASH

THE CONTRARIAN We church-goers hear atheists saying “if there is a God, why would he allow disasters like the Humboldt Crash?” Of course they have a point, but there are disasters and cruelties happen every day, and we can only … Continue reading

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