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  1. the caracal kid

    What is freedom?

    CDNBear asked me about what I view as freedom in another thread. Here was my initial response: The question then became one of what is "true freedom"? (if there is one). I will begin by saying freeom is a state of mind. Anything held onto (a thought, a material object, etc) has a limiting...
  2. the caracal kid

    Sign Reads "Stephen Harper Eats Babies."

    http://www.theglobeandmail.com/servlet/story/RTGAM.20060502.wxbabies02/BNStory/National/home
  3. the caracal kid

    Criminal Immigrants

    http://www.ctv.ca/servlet/ArticleNews/story/CTVNews/20060303/WFIVE_immigration_060303/20060304?hub=WFive
  4. the caracal kid

    another cartoon....

    www.thestrand.ca/media/paper404/news/2006/02/16/Editorial/To.Print.Or.Not.To.Print-1614362.shtml?sourcedomain=www.thestrand.ca&MIIHost=media.collegepublisher.com]full story[/url] edit: the story is under editorial at www.thestrand.ca however, in going back to fix the link, i now have to...
  5. the caracal kid

    Ontario wants power to ban handguns

    http://www.ctv.ca/servlet/ArticleNews/story/CTVNews/20060205/handguns060205/20060205?hub=Canada Well, "the cat was let out of the bag". It will be interesting to see how this plays out. Will Harper grant the provinces the power over firearms desired by Ontario?
  6. the caracal kid

    Gun-toting motorists more prone to road rage

    Something for the "guns protect us" types: http://www.newscientist.com/article.ns?id=mg18925373.800
  7. the caracal kid

    Careful not to catch a fat gut.

    http://www.sciam.com/article.cfm?chanID=sa003&articleID=000EEADC-A456-13DA-A45683414B7F0000
  8. the caracal kid

    Redrawing Canada

    The topic of redefining the federal government is often discussed. However, a topic that would directly affect the structure of a new government structure is rarely touched. That topic is the provincial/territorial boundaries. If you were to start over and create new juristicons within...
  9. the caracal kid

    Tobin won't be running for Liberal leadership

    Tobin won't be running for Liberal leadership Updated Tue. Jan. 31 2006 7:27 PM ET CTV.ca News Another Liberal leadership prospect has dropped out of the early race to replace Paul Martin, with Brian Tobin announcing he will not be putting his name in the hat. Tobin, a former federal cabinet...
  10. the caracal kid

    Who is the true enemy of America and Americanism?

    Who is the true enemy of America and Americanism? 1/31/2006 12:53:00 PM GMT By: David Michael Green Forget the war on TERRORISM. The U.S. PRESIDENT GEROGE W. BUSH,is engaged in a full-blown war on Americanism. Ridiculous? Unthinkable? The idea that an American President could epitomize...
  11. the caracal kid

    Bin Laden boosts anti-Bush book

    http://english.aljazeera.net/NR/exeres/0BA8F79A-B5DB-4A69-B983-A30CBBE087D8.htm
  12. the caracal kid

    Jesus existence case in Italian court

    http://english.aljazeera.net/NR/exeres/5712386F-4352-46D4-BAF9-0D070D19BE8E.htm
  13. the caracal kid

    Alberta to push ahead private health care bill

    http://www.theglobeandmail.com/servlet/story/RTGAM.20060126.walberta0125/BNStory/National/ well, the game of "what will the future of healthcare look like" is poised to begin.
  14. the caracal kid

    Tax cuts non-negotiable, Tories say

    http://www.theglobeandmail.com/servlet/story/RTGAM.20060125.wtory0124/BNStory/specialNewTory2006/ well, the attitude has begun! I particularily like how they say they will help fund their tax cuts by rolling back the Liberal tax cuts for the poor. The true colours show through.
  15. the caracal kid

    There’s no such thing as “International Terrorism”

    http://www.aljazeera.com/cgi-bin/review/article_full_story.asp?service_ID=10566
  16. the caracal kid

    From an american "right-winger": a dubious thought

    "It's possible, though not likely, that the Conservatives will win an outright majority in Parliament. But even if they don't, and need to form a coalition government, they will have more of a chance to move an agenda than one would expect. As a political consultant explained to me in Washington...
  17. the caracal kid

    The Alberta Deficit.

    http://www.braggcreek.ca/kananaskis/gas/albertadeficit.htm
  18. the caracal kid

    Harper cuts off media access

    http://www.theglobeandmail.com/servlet/story/RTGAM.20060121.wharper-media21/BNStory/specialDecision2006/?query=harper
  19. the caracal kid

    A new Canada: would you endorse it?

    Given the current political system is a failure, and there is a need for the formation of an open, equal democratic federal government that is both more responsive to the people and to the provinces, would you endorse a new party whose platform consisted of a new constitution, charter of rights...
  20. the caracal kid

    Mandatory voting

    This topic comes and goes as voter turnout goes up and down. Personally, I think the system needs to be re-invented so people have a reason to feel they should vote rather than just more band-aid fixes to a broken process. "keep the plebs in line" attitudes don't fair well with me. Of course...