Category: Scholarship

What Now?

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It turned out that the courts – judges and lawyers – were Canada’s bastion, despite the intentions and hopes of some Canadian “conservatives” during Canada’s far milder version of what just happened in the United States.  Let’s hope that the same holds true there.


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Good luck is what the good people of the U.S. will need. I wonder why and how some of them forgot, or didn’t learn, the lessons from 1968-1977.

For some of the rest? They will need that luck too, lest they find that they regret what they wished for. Many of them seem to have forgotten that their great …. grandparents were once the arrivestes.  Some might have left southern, central, western, and northern Europe voluntarily, so to speak. Others were volunteered or offered the choice between death and departure. The newer arrivals? The rebound affect will bite. The enemy of your enemy isn’t by that fact your friend.


With Enough Hockey Sticks

You can conquer the world.

Or, at least, once upon a time, Donald Trump and his crew of body guards.

According to an article at this link, a disagreement between Donald Trump’s bodyguards and the security guards at a Rolling Stones concert in Atlantic City  – Trump had shown up uninvited (he had been told not to attend as a condition of the Stones performing)  but departed on being told that Keith Richards had “pulled out his knife and threatened to take care of business himself – then reached the level where some of the DT crew pulled out brass knuckles and, in response, the RS crew “grabbed “tire irons and hockey sticks and screwdrivers”.

Of course you’d expect there to be screwdrivers backstage and elsewhere at a Stones’ concert. Kudos, though, for the hockey sticks.

The article doesn’t mention the brand, whether they were composite, one piece, two piece,  lies, even whether any of the sticks were goalie sticks.

A Small Study in Oversight

Whose purpose is to see if I can attract more than 20 followers, or at least 21. The last number is the baseline for a well-known Canadian test for male intelligence: as in, “the ability to count to 21-23 in winter without taking off one’s mitts, boots, and dropping one’s long johns.”  The facts underlying the study begin after the break.

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