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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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TAMARACK ‘ER DOWN

THE CONTRARIAN Regular readers will know that my favorite tree is the tamarack, otherwise known as ‘Eastern Larch’. Tamarack is a different kind of tree; some botanists say not a tree so much as a plant relic of dinosaur days. … Continue reading

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WORLDCLASS DESTINATION

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LOCAL KNOWLEDGE

THE CONTRARIAN Cell phone conversation, sometime in the future. Hollow, tinny voice, slightly sing-song accent: “Hello, this is your 911 operator, what is your location?” Agitated male voice: “Hello 911, you have to send the police and an ambulance right … Continue reading

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LOVE AND MARRIAGE

THE CONTRARIAN A PAGE FROM WILLY BRANTS DIARY — The girl on the radio goes “Do that to me one more time, once is never enough with a man like you”. Now maybe I have a dirty mind, but it … Continue reading

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