Category Archives: Mind The Gap

Obscene

I just read on CNBC’s website that Alphabet, Google’s parent company, hits the $1 trillion-dollar market cap for today. I think that few of us truly understand how obscene this amount of money is. Here are some interesting facts: Spending … Continue reading

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Vote the Common Good

As the distance for the 2020 US Presidental Election shortens, and the back-and-forth bickering suggests “civil war” more than “civil discourse”, here’s a USA -based Christian political group that makes sense to me as an outsider. While the usual rhetoric … Continue reading

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American Exceptionalism: Tarnished, and Dim

The concept of a “shining city on a hill” has been invoked in modern times by politicians, from JFK to Ted Cruz. “A City upon a Hill” is a concept from a New Testament account of the Sermon on the … Continue reading

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The Great Divide

The Great Divide Your War Profiteers at Work (Compiled from material by the Centers for Corporate Policy and Public Interest, and posted by claudialong on Nov 22) If you really want to get a sense of what the Iraq ‘war’ … Continue reading

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“Canada’s weird” Says Geldof

Activist rocker takes poke at ‘poor old Paul’ at UN World Summit By KATHLEEN HARRIS | Parliamentary Bureau, Ottawa Sun NEW YORK —Canada is “weird,” rocker-turned-poverty activist Bob Geldof told the world yesterday as he met the press at the … Continue reading

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See No Evil

Cloaked in myopic self-righteousness, the Bush administration is trying to make its gulag problem disappear by attacking Amnesty International. This isn’t just blind and arrogant, it’s harming the U.S. national interest. by Sidney Blumenthol | salon.com President Bush’s press conference … Continue reading

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Shame on Us

During 2004, the human rights of ordinary men, women and children were disregarded and grossly abused in every corner of the globe. The Amnesty International Report 2005, covering 149 countries, is a detailed picture of these abuses. Economic interests, political … Continue reading

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Holding Wal-Mart Accountable

  Poor Wal-Mart! On May 12, the retailer announced disappointing quarterly earnings, admitting that next quarter would probably fall below analysts’ expectations as well. As a result, Wal-Mart’s stock took yet another hit. Among other reasons, Wal-Mart blamed unseasonably cool … Continue reading

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Out Like a Lamb & Sticks and Stones

Good news: there was no major snow storm in Montréal this March.  So, March 2005 came in like a lamb, and goes out like a lamb.  Not too baaaad. Speaking of pulling wool, last evening, the CBC’s Fifth Estate re-aired … Continue reading

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