Water Meters to be an Election Issue here in Cornwall Ontario? January 18, 2010

Water Meters to be an Election Issue here in Cornwall Ontario?  January 18, 2010

Water meters for Cornwall Ontario.   Hmm….Nope.   I don’t want one.  I don’t know too many people that do and I certainly don’t think too many think that they will save a whole lot of money. Ontario is going through a similar issue with these new “SMART METERS” for electricity.   A politician stated this recently. […]

“They Took My Whole Room” Ottawa Area Radio Pirate Jayhaed Still Spinning Tunes and Being A Juvenile – Online Now only – January 16, 2010

“They Took My Whole Room” Ottawa Area Radio Pirate Jayhaed Still Spinning Tunes and Being A Juvenile – Online Now only – January 16, 2010

So I’m listening to little Jayhaed Saade’s online radio station.  He’s busy dropping f-bombs over tracks while soliciting money.  It’s hypnotizing.   It shows what happens when parenting goes awry.     It also gives a reason why some minors should be tried as adults in court. It looks like he’s a bit unhappy about […]

Rope a Dope? Harper Slipping in Polls as Canadians React to Proroguing – Ignatieff on the War Path – January 16, 2010

Rope a Dope?  Harper Slipping in Polls as Canadians React to Proroguing – Ignatieff on the War Path – January 16, 2010

A true warrior uses his brain.   Muhammad Ali was one of the greatest boxers in history.  He wasn’t a flash in the pan or a shooting star.  He had a long and gloried career.   He wasn’t Joe Louis,but he could knock you out.   He could dazzle you.  He could head f*** you […]

From Porn to Blade Runner – The Future of “Selfs” Editorial – Jamie Gilcig – Cornwall Ontario – January 12, 2010

From Porn to Blade Runner – The Future of “Selfs” Editorial – Jamie Gilcig – Cornwall Ontario – January 12, 2010

If I ever teach a film class, or a writing class, Blade Runner will probably be one of my favorite films to share with my students.   It’s a seminal film that explored back then so many issues that are creeping into our reality. Shot in 1982 by directing legend Ridley Scott; based on the […]

Getting Ready For More ‘Shock Therapy’ in 2010? – Editorial – Kevin Parkinson – Cornwall Ontario – January 6, 2010

Getting Ready For More ‘Shock Therapy’ in 2010? – Editorial – Kevin Parkinson – Cornwall Ontario – January 6, 2010

Getting Ready For More ‘Shock Therapy’ in 2010? Naomi Klein’s, The Shock Doctrine was one of the best books in the last decade to spell out how the world is moving towards a global government, disguised as a benevolent democracy,  in which nation states are brought to their knees at a moment’s notice. Economic shock […]

Cornwall and Toronto Share many of the Same Municipal Election Issues – January 4, 2010

Cornwall and Toronto Share many of the Same Municipal Election Issues – January 4, 2010

We’re both Waterfront cities.  We both have diverse multicultural communities with all the challenges and benefits that it brings. Budget shortfall issues plague both cities. Transportation is a big issue too. Expansion of the airport and the new low level bridge have the potential to turn Cornwall into a BOOM town if done right and […]

Photo Radar about to be Dropped in Arizona – I say get rid of them all! Cornwall Ontario – January 3, 2010 EDITIORIAL

Photo Radar about to be Dropped in Arizona – I say get rid of them all!  Cornwall Ontario – January 3, 2010 EDITIORIAL

I don’t like Water Meters, but I hate Photo Radar.   No, I’ve never been caught yet, but to me Photo Radar represents the worst of those paranoid “Big Brother” theories coming home to roost. Arizona looks like they’ll be pulling theirs down.    Good for them.  Maybe it’s more of a reason to consider […]

Stephen Harper Takes his Ball and Shuts Down Parliament – BREAKING NEWS – December 30, 2009

Stephen Harper Takes his Ball and Shuts Down Parliament – BREAKING NEWS – December 30, 2009

He’s done it again.  That wacky Minority government leading Prime Minister, Stephen Harper, has run to Michaelle Jean asking for yet another time out. Just when I gave him a thumbs up for at least creating the perception of strength he pulls one from the Richard Simmons School of Strength and Conditioning by calling a […]

Holiday Stress: How to Avoid It – Editorial by Markus Noé – Cornwall Ontario – December 28, 2009

Holiday Stress: How to Avoid It – Editorial by Markus Noé – Cornwall Ontario – December 28, 2009

Holiday Stress: How to Avoid It – By Markus Noé Tis the season for everyone to be surrounded with yuletide joy, happiness and everything else that goes with Christmas. But does anyone really enjoy the Christmas holidays as much as the multi-million dollar corporations hope we do, so in turn we go into their Wal-Mart’s, or other outlets, […]

Tony Clement Sounding Very Liberal – Fed Dollars to R&D – December 28, 2009

Tony Clement Sounding Very Liberal – Fed Dollars to R&D – December 28, 2009

Industry Minister Tony Clement talks to the Globe and Mail about the financial recovery. L I N K “If there was one thing you want to achieve in government this year that you believe would help Canada’s industrial sector, what would it be? [Government and universities have] actively engaged in innovation commercialization along with the […]

Cornwall Ontario – 2010 Editorial – Vision at a Critical Time – December 26, 2009

Cornwall Ontario – 2010 Editorial – Vision at a Critical Time – December 26, 2009

Vision is a funny thing.    Many times there is no “right” vision; simply what a person or group wants.     I’ve lived in Cornwall Ontario now for six years.   It’s been an interesting experience. Cornwall is a very diverse community; and it’s a community in change.   I don’t think I’ve ever […]

There is always more than one side to the story or Mohawk Paranoia – EDITORIAL – December 21, 2009

There is always more than one side to the story or Mohawk Paranoia – EDITORIAL – December 21, 2009

Paranoia, here are some of the definitions from Dictionary.com “A psychotic disorder characterized by delusions of persecution with or without grandeur, often strenuously defended with apparent logic and reason.” “Extreme, irrational distrust of others.” Now I’m not saying that there are no grounds of residents of Akwesasne, but there are some who for whatever reasons […]