If you had a party in Canada and told your guests no guns they would look at you as oddly as if you had said Please leave your octopus at home. No one would ever think to do such a thing.~ Roedy (born:1948-02-04 age:69)
|Conservative Trash-the-Environment Bill C-38||The outrageous Omnibus bill that seeks to destroy Canada in at least a dozen ways. 2017-01-02|
|Anyone But Harper||Why I wanted the Conservatives defeated in the Canadian 2008 federal election and why I think a coalition should replace them now. 2017-03-28|
|Lowell Green||Lowell Green, right wing talk host puts out a fatwah on Roedy for composing a letter to a ghost. 2017-03-09|
|Canada||Quotes about Canada, mostly politics. 2017-03-28|
|Politics||Quotes about politics, war and government. 2017-03-28|
|Speakers’ Corner||Scripts of Roedy’s soap box TV public service announcements on Speakers' Corner on A-Channel (formerly the newVI) TV Station. 2017-01-02|
|BC Politics||In the Maritimes, politics is a disease, in Québec a religion, in Ontario a business, on the Prairies a protest and in British Columbia entertainment. 2017-02-05|
|Remembrance Day||Remembrance Day: cutting the crap 2017-03-28|
|Feedback||Read feedback from readers of the politics section. If you don’t want your message and my reply publicly posted, please let me know. 2017-03-28|
|Paul Martin||Paul Martin became Prime Minister of Canada in the first coup of a sitting Prime Minister in Canadian history. 2017-01-30|
|Quotations||Quotations on Canada and Canadian politics. 2017-03-28|
Second Rate Americans
The USA thinks of itself as naturally #1 in everything, simply because it spends more than any other country on its military. Not so:
~ Roedy (born:1948-02-04 age:69)
- Life expectancy below Bosnia.
- Democracy below Spain.
- Freedom of the press below Croatia.
- Corruption comfortably between Chile and Spain.
- Education below Russia.
- Prison population above Russia.
- Infant survival rate below Slovakia and just above Russia.
- Scientific literacy below Cyprus and just above Turkey.
- Quality of health care below Costa Rica and just above Slovenia.
- Mobile phones per capita. Russia is #2 and the USA is #16, just below Algeria.
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