Tag Archives: United States

Map Monday: more fun with maps, playing with population densities

This week’s topic was inspired by a map my niece posted on Facebook, mostly for my interest. Thanks, Heidi! This is the map she posted: You won’t be surprised to learn that she lives in British Columbia. She lives somewhere … Continue reading

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Nobody is born a racist

[Disclaimer: I am convalescing from having shoulder replacement surgery last week, and so have little to do but take pain pills, lie around, and think about the state of the world. Thanks to the state of the world right now, … Continue reading

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America’s issue with socialism, so that’s what it’s all about

I can’t have been alone in wondering over many, many years why so many Americans have such an aversion to ‘socialism’ even in its mildest forms, like universal healthcare.   Every other ‘developed’ country embraced what’s commonly called social democracy decades … Continue reading

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Do fences make good neighbours? When COVID’s around.

For those of you not schooled in Robert Frost’s poetry, the title of this post refers to his famous poem called Mending Wall. Of course, the point of Frost’s poem, with which I happen to usually agree completely, is that … Continue reading

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Contemplating how great civilizations rise and fall through maps

It’s Map Monday. For a change of pace, let’s take a look at empires throughout history. There have been many empires, or civilizations, that have risen and fallen since humans – and so far that’s been men – first started … Continue reading

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American Spy Plane Detects Canadians Conducting Peace Exercises Along US Border

Originally posted on The Out And Abouter:
Alarming footage of Canadians engaging in peace games within sight of the U.S. border. A clear provocation. In a flagrant escalation of their agenda of utter non-aggression, and a continuation of their publicly…

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The Florida teens show the way on gun control

The children survivors of the Sandy Hook school massacre were too young to have a voice and their parents were drowned out. The survivors of the Las Vegas massacre found no voice against the NRA or their NRA-beholden politicians; instead they … Continue reading

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