Election Watch Canada – 2007

OK – I know I’ve been pretty solid in my predictions that there won’t be an election in Canada this spring – at least, not one called by the government. However, I’m putting Canada on election watch anyway – effective starting immediately through … oh, let’s make it May 5. Reason being – there’s a…

Civil War, Take Two

Well, stranger things have happened, I suppose. Apparently there is a serious secessionist movement in Vermont, of all places. Of course it’s doomed to failure – but as a stand, even symbolic, against an overly powerful federal government, I’m all for it. Besides, it would be interesting to see what the process is – or,…

Which Serenity Character Are You?

Here are my results from the which Serenity character are you quiz: Your results:You are Malcolm Reynolds (Captain) Malcolm Reynolds (Captain) 80% Dr. Simon Tam (Ship Medic) 65% Kaylee Frye (Ship Mechanic) 60% Zoe Washburne (Second-in-command) 55% Wash (Ship Pilot) 55% Inara Serra (Companion) 50% River (Stowaway) 50% Derrial Book (Shepherd) 40% Jayne Cobb (Mercenary)…

Mate in Five?

If Stephen Harper wants an election this spring, then this would seem to be his issue. The Government’s Clean Air Act has been completely rewritten in committee, and the Government is now making its first public complaints. One way to force an election, of course, would be to put the original bill back before Commons…

Anti-Americanism-ses

This is a lecture I should really probably attend. It’s called “Anti-Americanisms in World Politics,” and will be given by Peter J. Katzenstein through the Indiana University Institute for Advanced Study – based on his recently published book of the same name. I assume the lecture content will be more or less the same as…

IF Pong. No, really.

Ah Zork! One of the happiest moments in the last few years when I discovered those old games were available for download! Well, nostalgia just got a whole notch better. Check out the IF version of Pong!

Enter Jack Layton

OK, so the buzzards are really circling after the Bloc’s Big Setback in Monday’s election. Now even the NDP says they can muscle in on a piece of the action! Layton told about 100 NDP supporters on Saturday that the rise of the ADQ was spurred by a rejection of the province’s two “old” parties.…

A Lesson in Affirmative Action from the East

Not that this story(German only) is particularly interesting in itself, but it seems that some cities in West Germany are starting to get tired of making yearly “solidarity” payments for development in the East. This is, of course, one of the many schemes set up after the fall of the DDR to help rebuild it:…