Monthly Archives: September 2010

Time for another mental health break

Just another excuse to watch the two guys dance at the 1:52 mark. Or watch Muddy dance with James Cotton at 7:01. And to once again marvel at the drumming of Francis Clay and gaze at the immortal Otis Spann … Continue reading

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Once again, Nunavut Tunngavik shits the bed

It’s not often you’ll find a reckless distortion of truth and a big whopping post hoc ergo propter hoc fallacy packed into three mendacious little sentences. Nunavut Tunngavik Inc. managed to accomplish this feat in a press release issued Sept. … Continue reading

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Inukshukification for the nation

I never believed until now that inanimate rocks were capable of reproduction: “The Inukshukification of Highway 69.” In addition, I’ve found some strange ones myself:

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Whither Baffinland?

In a hostile takeover bid announced Sept. 22, a private equity firm based in Texas called Energy and Minerals Group is making financing a big move on the Baffinland Iron Mines Corp., owner of the immense Mary River iron property … Continue reading

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The virtuous enjoy their day

Your humble content provider — still on holiday in Montreal — had this stuff ready to post this past Saturday night but decided to let his employer get the first crack at publishing it. I’m sharing this with you now … Continue reading

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Foxes have holes, birds have their nests

As promised here, I headed downtown again to look for Thomas and Jimmy. After much searching, yesterday I found Thomas, this time at a different corner. There’s much I learned, or rather, re-learned, yesterday, and I’m still digesting it. As … Continue reading

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The Nunavut territory: populist, conservative, conflicted

“Whether the promise of Nunavut set out by the visionary Inuit leaders who made the land claim and the territory a reality – a promise of fundamental importance to all Nunavummiut – will be fulfilled remains an open question.” You … Continue reading

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What I want for Christmas

A Lego Arctic set:

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Deaf as a post

The allegations that gave rise to this story of yesterday, “Police lay charges in Arctic grave desecration,” appear to have created a huge uproar in Baker Lake these past few weeks. Now that the story is widely reported, I expect … Continue reading

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A defeat for decency

This past May, it started with this: Ce projet créera inévitablement une augmentation majeure de la criminalité dans votre voisinage, prostitution, trafic de drogues tel que le crack et les méthamphetamines, présence de seringues, de condoms, de tessons de bouteilles … Continue reading

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