A river of ice flows over the roof and down the windshield of our car. Outside, here in Toronto, the temperature is (relatively) moderate, only a few degrees below zero, but the mercury is set to plummet overnight, to a low of minus 18, minus 27 with the wind chill. By way of contrast, my mother
It’s official: this has been the coldest February that Toronto has experienced since 1875. That’s, um, 140 years ago, right?
The U.S. government’s stupid tax war on expatriates – MarketWatch. I’m glad to see someone is calling this mean, nasty, discriminatory crap from the US government exactly what it is: extortion of ordinary, law-abiding people who hold US citizenship but may have lived abroad (and paid their local taxes) since forever, while the (in)famous
I have spoken rather lightly, more than a few times, about the temperatures here, over the course of this winter: more with a sense of curiosity and interest than anything else. After all, this is not exactly what I am used to. In fact, this kind of cold is not exactly what Rob has been
Union for federal scientists breaks neutrality, will campaign against Harper | CTV News. Speaking of birds and worms, I guess this is a case of the worm turning?
UK has ‘signed a death warrant’ for South Africans with HIV-Aids | Global development | theguardian.com. The criticism may be melodramatic, but the impact on TAC, and on HIV/Aids in South Africa, will be real.
When even the Wall Street Journal acknowledges that the Republicans are hell-bent on wrecking the American economy and castrating the middle class, you have to ask, who on earth votes for these suckers?! Suckers, apparently. As you head to the polls, remember who wrecked the economy – MarketWatch.
Tim Cook’s brick in the path to justice. You’re a good man, Charlie Brown. And a brave one. Tim Cook: ‘I’m Proud to Be Gay’ – Businessweek.
Well, the results are in and the Fords are out. More precisely, out but not down. Alas: while Doug (the mean, older Bozo) let slip the chain of office, he nonetheless managed to dredge up a third of the vote, and the younger Bozo, Rob (all this familiarity in the media makes them sound almost
Ideology and Investment – NYTimes.com. This piece by Paul Krugman could as well have been titled ‘ideology and evidence.’ ‘Nuff said…