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Today’s weather: Frantic!

I just want to go over some of the phrases I have heard to describe weather. So far, we have heard of thunder snow polar vortex bombogenesis derechoes meteotsunami Of course, this is in addition to those boring old hurricanes, avalanches, whiteouts, monsoons and tornadoes, which are so “old school”...

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Catherine McKenna taking things personally

Federal environment minister Catherine McKenna entered a heated exchange yesterday with a right-wing nobody from a far right-wing website which nobody reads that I can’t bother to look up the name of. This happened in Vancouver in front of a small scrum of journalists which included more recognizable outlets such...

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The ABCs of auto-complete

Filling out “What is _____”? The rule is: write a word or two about the first topic I see from the autocomplete dropdown. Antifa: antifa=”anti fascist” Bitcoin: (I swear, I am just following the first thing I see!) an alternate currency used to purchase items online. (blockchain, a term related...

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Storms never last, … or do they?

Various ISPs have prevented the hate blog “Daily Stormer”, widely described as a “sewer of humanity”, from passing through their routers, or at least slowed it down. I applaud this move, despite the American’s love of free speech. Americans have free press, but as the cynical adage goes: free press...

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The most annoying sound on radio

Why do jewellery commercials have to be so tasteless and annoying? I single out jewellery commericals, since they are more annoying even then furniture commercials, their main competitor for the gold standard of tastelessness. But no. We have sharpers like Russell Oliver, and others who will go on TV and...

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Commentary

These are some rambling thoughts on things I have found lying around on YouTube and other locations. My jazz station plays too many jazz covers of hit songs. If I wanted to hear Woodstock, I would tune into an oldies station to hear the original. Americans are being offered Tim...

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