The Code ORANGE is Legit | Files: On The Line | Tags:

It’s my nature to talk smack about The People Upstairs, it’s just what I do. Today the threat level was raised to ORANGE and, as a professional, I have to say: Well done gentlemen. I was flipping channels when I surfed past Sec. Ridge’s press conference I kept going until […]

Let's Talk About: Cannibalism | Files: The Long Wander | Tags:

This is a mind warping exercise with a souljourn into the social weirdness made possible by the internet. Stay with me, kids. Let’s begin here: The Philosopher’s Magazine has a test about your taboos or “moral intuitions”. Go ahead and take the test, it has thought-provoking weirdness like the following: […]

Computer Insecurity Week Ends | Files: On The Line | Tags: ,

According to an 11/26 email that came down from On High, December 1-5 is DHS’ “Computer Security Awareness Week”. (mark your calendar!) Computerized information is increasingly the target of computer hackers or cyber-terrorists that seek access to or destruction of our systems. Stopping such intruders is vital to the mission […]

DHS Puts January After May; WTF? | Files: On The Line | Tags: , ,

Yet more evidence that things are different when you’re at the top: January comes after May, according the DHS. reports that the Department of Homeland Security has released a request for proposals to build US VISIT, a next-generation immigration computer system which could be worth $10 billion to high-tech […]

Bush: The Dem’s Money Maker | Files: PoliTicks | Tags: , sent me an email (“The GOP attacks Dems’ patriotism”) asking me to contribute toward a goal of $500K to fight a GOP media campaign implying Democrats support terrorism. The email was sent 11/21 at 1:49pm. I went to the donation page at 4:45pm and the site said they were […]

There’s Trade Wars’a Brewing | Files: PoliTicks | Tags:

Every once in a while I get asked what I studied in university. I reply, somewhat sheepishly that I studied the “Political Economy of Globalization”, which usually elicits blinks and incomprehension. What does that mean? Here’s how university warped my mind: There has been talk that the 2002 steel tariffs […]

Ottawa: DC, We Have a Problem. | Files: On The Line, PoliTicks | Tags: , , , ,

There’s been a few cases of Canadians getting deported to the wrong country hitting the press up north. There was the case of Berna Cruz an Indian-born Canadian who was deported because INS officers in Chicago decided her legitimate Canadian passport was altered or a fake (or something). Then there […]

MLP Round-Up | Files: PoliTicks | Tags:

Some good things that make you go “hmm” under Mindless Link Propagation: HREF=” 2”>ID Cards for Pot Smokers; Not Mexicans HREF=” 6”>Arnold the King of Identity Politics HREF=” 9”>Alaskans begin Recall Campaign Carry on…

Pete Wilson II: Son of Enron | Files: PoliTicks | Tags: ,

Pete Wilson was the governor before Gray Davis. He’s the man who signed all the energy deregulation laws that allowed the market meltdown in 2001. The blackouts, the energy crisis, the price gouging, the bankruptcies, the giggling Enron executives in Texas… all of that we owe to deregulation laws passed […]

Cubs vs Mariners; Davis vs Schwarzeneger | Files: PoliTicks | Tags:

This is becoming a sordid tradition, my election day antics. I just hope this election doesn’t turn into a bender like the 2000 elections. I’m still feeling ill from that one. I was sitting at the counter of a bar in Vancouver during the provincial elections when the Liberal Party […]