Tag Archives: climate change

OLIVE ON A TOOTHPICK

THE CONTRARIAN Old-timers will remember when we might find bugs or worms or spoilage in our macaroni or oatmeal or flour if it was in the pantry very long. Not anymore, as long as we keep it in the box … Continue reading

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WINDMILLS, CARBON TAX, AND STUFF

THE CONTRARIAN   A page out of Willy Brants diary – I just got up, and was stretching the old body this way and that while looking out the front window at all that snow, when I saw Joe’s ratty … Continue reading

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PRE-PALEOLITHIC CURMUDGEONS

THE CONTRARIAN   MacLean’s, April 25, had a lot of coverage of the recent NDP convention. It appears some radicals injected something called the “LEAP Manifesto”, upsetting the applecart.  I would describe the LEAP as proposing to shut down my … Continue reading

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DONALD TRUMP, SAVIOUR?

THE CONTRARIAN   As you know from previous scribblings, I am fascinated by the notion of ‘Megatrends’, from a book of that name by John Naisbitt. He describes changes as ‘trends’, things going in a particular direction, and he describes … Continue reading

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WINDMILLS, AND STUFF

THE CONTRARIAN   A page out of Willy Brants diary – I just got up, and was stretching the old body this way and that while looking out the front window, when I saw Joe’s ratty old tractor turn in … Continue reading

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YOU SEE WHAT YOU LOOK FOR

THE CONTRARIAN   An oft-told tale concerns an experiment in which a group of kids was sorted randomly into two classes. One teacher was told that her class were all exceptional students, and the other was told that her class … Continue reading

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CROWDED PLANET

THE CONTRARIAN   One of those ‘everybody knows’ things is that there are too many people in the world, sooner or later we will be standing shoulder to shoulder, no place to lay down; the planet can’t produce enough food … Continue reading

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