Monthly Archives: June 2009

Mitch Taylor doesn’t deserve this

Mitch Taylor’s views on climatology may be eccentric. But they do not justify this: Polar bear expert barred by global warmists. He’s not a climatologist. He’s a polar bear biologist. His views on climatology are irrelevant to the question of … Continue reading

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Something forgets us perfectly

I stumbled across this article about The Blarney Stone last week through some random fluke. When I read it the hair stood up on the back of my neck and the spaces above my cheek-bones ached with the pressure of welling … Continue reading

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As for my day-job…

…I’ve been busy all last week with a couple of time-consuming projects, including this one: Nunatsiaq Online. The main idea is to morph it into a quasi-daily news service — for us that’s an adventurous ride into the unknown. The … Continue reading

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Kenojuak Ashevak honoured in Iqaluit

Bear with me. The slide show below, my first, represents a clumsy exercise in self-education. WordPress is very finicky about allowing third-party code on their site and this slide show service is one of only three they allow. It’s not … Continue reading

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Born this day

I first heard the music of Eric Dolphy on a Charles Mingus album I bought when I was an awkward, troubled 16-year-old boy. I know. I’m aware of the redundancy embedded within the last sentence. All 16-year-old boys are awkward … Continue reading

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Tehran, June 15

None of us know all the potentialities that slumber in the spirit of the population, or all the ways in which that population can surprise us when there is the right interplay of events. — Vaclav Havel

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Tomorrow, I’m watching Don Newman

Your humble content provider doesn’t care how many crises erupt in his office tomorrow — he’s going home early to watch the final broadcast of Politics with Don Newman, on Newsworld at 5:00 p.m. I’ll miss Don Newman’s cool-headed, good-natured … Continue reading

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No federal election

Got a political problem you can’t fix? Start up a “working group.” The no-election agreement today between Michael Ignatieff and Stephen Harper: Date:   June 17 2009   For immediate release   OTTAWA – The Prime Minister and the Leader of … Continue reading

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Swine flu hits Iqaluit

Here’s Tagak Curley, the Nunavut health minister, answering a question posed on the afternoon of June 15 by South Baffin MLA Fred Schell: Hon. Tagak Curley (interpretation): Thank you, Mr. Speaker. Since there have been no cases of H1N1 virus … Continue reading

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Northwestel revisited

Your humble content provider found a fascinating letter from Northwestel in his mailbox last week. The letter requires him to revise his unkind remarks of June 7. “Dear James,” the letter says. “Over the past few months Northwestel has worked … Continue reading

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