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citizens band

THE CONTRARIAN I was fiddling around with my old citizens band radio one day and to my surprise picked up the following conversation! (Static, static) Breaker, Breaker, Hello, Central, do you read me? This is Inspector P. Panther reporting in. … Continue reading

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A POLITICAL DISCUSSION

THE CONTRARIAN I see the split in modern society as a tug-of-war between two different basic assumptions or prejudices. One side believes we are born totally virtuous, a clean slate, and all evil is imparted by society.  So if we … Continue reading

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STOLEN LAND

THE CONTRARIAN A page from Willy Brant’s diary  Stopped in town for coffee the other morning, the usual gang were there with their usual strongly held but not necessarily well informed opinions. A couple of guys were rambling on about … Continue reading

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Them big companies

THE CONTRARIAN A page from Willy Brant’s diary — Bumped into an old acquaintance in Timmies the other day, a real farmer with lots of livestock and everything.  After agreeing on the weather being a problem (weather is always a … Continue reading

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Scientifically Proven

THE CONTRARIAN   The claim ‘Scientifically Proven’ is a good sign of a scam. The claim ‘Unconditional money back guarantee” is usually a sign of a scam.  If you see both together, it is almost sure to be a scam. Engineers … Continue reading

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The Wisdom of Crowds

THE CONTRARIAN — Contrarians like the book “The Wisdom of Crowds”, by James Suroweiki. It starts with the premise that there is a thread of common opinion or belief in any large group of people. It offers case histories to … Continue reading

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SHEEP AND GOATS

THE CONTRARIAN A page from Willy Brant’s Diary – Neighbour over on the 4th concession went down to Toronto to some kind of agricultural meeting. Told me he was walking along the underground mall at rush hour, after breakfast. He … Continue reading

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