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THE NEW MONEY

THE CONTRARIAN Our new money is crap. Not because it is shrinking – it takes six dollars to buy a cup of Starbucks, when some of us can remember a 5 cent cup of coffee.  Has coffee become more valuable?  … Continue reading

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DRIVERLESS TRUCKS

THE CONTRARIAN A page from Willie Brant’s diary — Joe came over the other night, to help me with a bit of ‘quality control’ of my latest batch of home-made beer, and play a game or two of crib. After … Continue reading

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LITTLE RED RIDING HOOD

THE CONTRARIAN So, Little Red Riding Hood is tripping along through the forest on her way to her grandma’s house, enjoying the scenery and the birdies and bunnies who seem to follow her everywhere, red hooded cape unbuttoned, red hair … Continue reading

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THE EMPIRE AND THE ALIENS

THE CONTRARIAN PART 1 The Center of the Empire is a magnificent city of stone buildings, on the shore of an inland lake – no, not Ontario, this is not another Contrarian rant against Toronto.  The lake is in the … Continue reading

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CHINESE PEACHES

  THE CONTRARIAN PART ONE – CLOVERBELT —  I am happy to see the name “Cloverbelt” being resurrected and used widely in rural Dryden.  We now have the Cloverbelt Country Farmers Market, the Cloverbelt Local Food Co-op, the Cloverbelt Abattoir … 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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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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