Monthly Archives: September 2017

New York Times Lies About Marriage

Claire Cain Miller of The New York Times ask the question How Did Marriage Become a Mark of Privilege? Let’s see if she can determine the answer. Fewer Americans are marrying over all, and whether they do so is more … Continue reading

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Is Having to Working Harder a Good Thing for Women?

The CBC has a new article that talks about Working women bearing more of the breadwinning burden, which oddly seems to say this is a good thing for women in two parent families. Men and women are each making comparable … Continue reading

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Review of “Dune” (the miniseries)

* * * B In 2000, Dune, the novel by Frank Herbert, which may well be the greatest science fiction novel ever written, was brought to the small screen in a 5 hour miniseries. The 1984 film by David Lynch, … Continue reading

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My Answers to Schmoop’s Free Speech Questions

Schmoop, an education website, has a list of Free Speach Questions. Here are my answers with my rationale. 1. Should the right to speech be absolute? No. Inciting violence is not protected. Slander is not protected. But I believe virtually … Continue reading

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Review of “The Huntsman: Winter’s War”

* * C The sequel to “Snow White and the Huntsman”, the Huntsman: Winter’s War is a bit of a mixed bag. The film begins with the origin story of the huntsman (Chris “Thor” Hemsworth) which is the weak act … Continue reading

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Are Hurricanes Due to Global Warming?

People keep repeating the “expert” opinions that this year’s bumper crop of hurricanes are caused by global warming. The NOAA, source of the much of the data and the models that make up modern climate science, aren’t so sure. Their … Continue reading

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Which Upcoming Movies Will Be Worth Paying to See on the Big Screen?

Here are the theatrical release dates of movies upcoming in the next year that I’m interested in so far. There are plenty of titles that I haven’t heard anything about that I may get excited about, but for now, these … Continue reading

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Great Balls of Bitumen: No More Pipelines

The CBC has an article on how Balls of bitumen, a Calgary breakthrough, could bypass pipeline problem. Since BC’s new NDP government has put the breaks on the transmountain pipeline expansion, this may be very good news for Alberta and … Continue reading

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Automation is not the Industrial Revolution

The ‘experts’ are at it again, warning that Mankind is at a ‘tipping point’ as automation and AI begins to replace us in a ‘long and painful process’. Is it time to set your hair on fire, or are they … Continue reading

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Hollywood’s Pay Gap: Why Are There So Few Female Roles?

The BBC article How Hollywood earnings can help us understand pay disparity is surprisingly insightful, but its attempts to draw an equivalence between actors and society as a whole fall flat, at least for me. One of the principal reasons … Continue reading

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