Monthly Archives: October 2010

Ski, Snowboard, and Travel!!!!

We are shortly heading off the to ski, snowboard and travel show to pick up some gear for the youngest lad, who has grown like a weed since last year. Show opens at 10am this morning, at Lansdowne Park. Check … Continue reading

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Lolife vs Lyle Rossiter, Thomas Sowell, and me

I often can’t properly remember how or why I arrive at any particular site on the web, but I also don’t often forget when I see something interesting, particularly if I feel strongly enough to comment on someone else’s blog.   … Continue reading

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Ben’s Holistic Eclectic Ramblings

On space, time, consciousness and free will: the strange statue. Nothing moves in the complete state-matrix of space-time, the one that spans all space, all time, and any more dimensions we may need to model reality as accurately as we … Continue reading

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Bacque-wind: The Harbourmaster’s corner

I am currently the harbourmaster at the Lac Deschenes Sailing Club on the Ottawa River in Canada.  As such, I write the occasional piece for our membership newsletter, The Backwind.  I will republish here those articles that might be of … Continue reading

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Xty’s Compact Thoughts

Writing to read or to write, a constant battle, with reading currently winning most skirmishes. Hummingbirds They are really tiny.  And very hard to photograph. Poetry Both the art and the audience have passed away. The Universe It is big … Continue reading

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The picture  at the top of our pages is of my family’s Catalina 22, just off American Camp Island on the eastern shore of the Georgian Bay.  Christy and I spent our honeymoon on that boat.  We weathered a vicious … Continue reading

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WHO Striving for Fairness, not Good Health

There has long been much suspicion about the value of many international organizations, particularly those with three letter acronyms.  The IMF and the World Bank have arguably done much more harm than good, saddling the Third World with unmanageable debts, … Continue reading

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Money, Markets, and Trade

“At the present moment people are unusually expectant of a more fundamental diagnosis; more particularly eager to receive it; eager to try it out, if it should be even plausible. But apart from this contemporary mood, the ideas of economists … Continue reading

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The quest for economic truth

Goebbels: “Control the medium and you control the message” It seems far more rational these days to quote Goebbels than Marshall McLuhan on this, as one can’t help but get the feeling we are being fed propaganda by the financial … Continue reading

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Isn’t this amazing

what a discovery

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