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HEMP AND MARIJUANA

THE CONTRARIAN A PAGE FROM WILLY BRANT’S DIARY —Joe and I were on our way to Bear Narrows for our annual ice fishing trip.  Takes quite a while to get there trundling along in his old pick-up truck, so we … Continue reading

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BUYING A TESLA?

THE CONTRARIAN There’s a lot of hype around electric cars these days, especially the Tesla, with new models coming out that might even be affordable for ordinary people. But you won’t see me rushing out to buy one because I … Continue reading

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POPULISM

THE CONTRARIAN Here are two letters (not published) to the editor of arguably our main Canadian newsmagazine, one from 2014, and the second from 2017. They dramatically illustrate a change in the way our mainstream press defines ‘Populism’ over the … Continue reading

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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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THE OLDER I GET

THE CONTRARIAN Here is a little poem The older I get     the more I think/ You only get a minute, better live while you’re in it/  Cause it’s gone in a blink. And the older I get   the truer it … 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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PROPORTIONAL REPRESTENTATION

THE CONTRARIAN   The colonial system. All the smart worthy people live in the center, and the rest live in the colonies.  This creates a powerful drag, almost like gravity, moving everything toward the center, the biggest city.  It works … Continue reading

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