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Canadian Minocracy: Rule by the Few Over the Many

“Democracy is a song, a composition for Majority’s voice. Its lyrics are inspiring and strong: the equal right to enjoy our choice. ”  – Kayle (Best Tweet Winner) According to Kayle, one of George Stroumboulopoulos’ top five tweeters, democracy is a song that allows the majority to express its voice.  Kayle has been taught that […]

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Let’s Celebrate, the Politicians Have Gone Home!

If you listen to the MSM, you’re likely aware that the premier of Ontario has shut-down the province’s legislature before the current session would normally terminate.  Not only is it bad for Ontario, the MSM says, but it’s also bad for Canada.  The CBC is truly worried and has asked if “Canadians are losing their […]

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The State’s Human Road Kill Project

Driving on government owned and operated roads is a dangerous business.  More than 2,000 Canadians are killed every year while simply travelling from point A to point B.  More than 400 people are killed every year in Alberta alone.  Of those, an average of ten people die on Alberta’s Highway 63, the sole two-lane highway […]

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The Smart Grid as the Slave Grid

We have all heard the hype about the “smart grid” and it goes something like this:  North Americans are using too much energy.  Consequently, the energy grid is under great stress and may fail.  Our only hope is for the grid to become “smart” because if it remains dumb then we will be left in […]

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Central Planners and Pagodas

Not long ago I attended an interesting presentation by an engineer who had the job of promoting the use of wood in the construction of commercial and industrial buildings.  Traditionally, wood has not been used to a great extent outside of residential home construction.  The primary purpose of the presentation was to demonstrate that wood […]

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Salt Crimes

Just as the winds of socialism blew-in from our southern border in the early 20th century [1], the War on Salt (WOS) is about to do the same.  You may not know that in 2010 the New York government went full-bore on the WOS by introducing a bill that promises to fine chefs hundreds of […]

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Solar Energy: Going for Broke

Every environmentalist drools over it, every physicist and engineer breaks into a dreamy sweat when they think about it, and every politician has fallen completely head-over-heels in love with it:  solar photo-voltaic (PV) energy.  What on earth could be more “sustainable” or “socially responsible” than converting sunlight directly into the energy needed to power our […]

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