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Richard Anderson
The Imperial Capital
Socialists Be Not Proud
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Even her hair cut has a Left-wing Eighties flare to it: The Scottish Nationalists will demand Ed Miliband scraps Britain’s nuclear base in Scotland and abandon the deficit reduction programme as the price for putting him in Downing Street, the party’s new leader has said. Nicola Sturgeon, in her first... Continue reading
Posted 2 days ago at The Gods of the Copybook Headings
The Man: The Tennessee deadbeat who has fathered 26 children with 20 different women has again been ordered by a judge to make child support payments, this time for a two-year-old Arkansas boy, court records show. Terry Turnage, a 50-year-old Memphis resident, was ordered this month to pay $60 per... Continue reading
Posted 3 days ago at The Gods of the Copybook Headings
A sense of entitlement: After a night of drinking with four fellow Peel cops, officer Cody Smith sped off in his pickup, took the QEW in the opposite direction of his home, then swerved all over the road before slamming into a guardrail. Then, realizing concerned citizens had pulled over... Continue reading
Posted 3 days ago at The Gods of the Copybook Headings
Take that Vlad! Harper was speaking to a group of other leaders when Vladimir Putin entered the room. Their exchange was terse, Jason MacDonald, the prime minister’s spokesman, told reporters. Putin approached Harper and stuck out his hand. Harper responded: “Well, I guess I’ll shake your hand, but I only... Continue reading
Posted 4 days ago at The Gods of the Copybook Headings
This story made me feel old: “It seems to be a course that for some people has been their nemesis,” said Marie Muldowney, managing director of the Canadian Securities Institute, which administers the CSC and many other investment industry courses and designations. “But for a lot of people, it has... Continue reading
Posted 4 days ago at The Gods of the Copybook Headings
Our elected masters: It cost $6,500 to answer an MP’s question about how much it costs to answer MPs’ questions, government figures show. The disclosure is the latest twist in a spat playing out in the House of Commons over written questions, a tool used by the opposition to uncover... Continue reading
Posted 5 days ago at The Gods of the Copybook Headings
We have word of this: In the city of Toronto, Doug Ford is far more popular among voters than the Progressive Conservatives he could one day lead. Ford, the runner-up to John Tory, received 331,006 votes in the Oct. 27 mayoral race. By comparison, all Conservative candidates running in Toronto’s... Continue reading
Posted 5 days ago at The Gods of the Copybook Headings
Lord Black on the Man in the Fluffy Blue Sweater: Controversial former newspaper owner Conrad Black says he fears Stephen Harper has "run out of steam." Speaking on CBC News Network's Power & Politics, Black praised the prime minister for his competence, but said "I don't see anything original... it's... Continue reading
Posted 6 days ago at The Gods of the Copybook Headings
Truly: It features all the usual dreary non-arguments: The current system makes lots of money; privatization can result in higher prices; it can result in different prices in different retail environments; and when you walk into Big Hairy Joe’s Booze Barn, you might not find a credentialled sommelier ready to... Continue reading
Posted 6 days ago at The Gods of the Copybook Headings
Christine gets the Sage of Brampton's endorsement: The race to replace former Ontario Progressive Conservative leader Tim Hudak launched in earnest Saturday with an endorsement from former premier Bill Davis. MPP Christine Elliott scored the nod from the Tory titan, who helped her open her campaign office, along with federal... Continue reading
Posted 7 days ago at The Gods of the Copybook Headings
Far over the dark fields, I looked towards the German lines, and, now and then, in the distance I saw a flarelight appear for a moment and then die away. Now and again, along our nine-mile front, I saw the flash of a gun and heard the distant report of... Continue reading
Posted Nov 11, 2014 at The Gods of the Copybook Headings
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IN FLANDERS FIELDS In Flanders fields the poppies blow Between the crosses, row on row, That mark our place; and in the sky The larks, still bravely singing, fly Scarce heard amid the guns below. We are the Dead. Short days ago We lived, felt dawn, saw sunset glow, Loved... Continue reading
Posted Nov 10, 2014 at The Gods of the Copybook Headings