Brilliant response to that idiot’s wall by Indigenous Psychologists in the U.S.

January 28, 2017

Brilliant response to that idiot’s wall by Indigenous Psychologists in the U.S.


Border following the Rio Grande. Image from CNN video

The Society of Indian Psychologists (SIP) Statement on the Proposal to Build a Wall between what is Known as the US and what is Known as México:

Approved by the SIP EC January 27, 2017

The Society of Indian Psychologists strongly opposes President Trump’s proposal to build a wall between what is known as the United States of America and what is known as México.

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We’re going to have to organize. Tips for constructive behaviour in a group

January 26, 2017

We’re going to have to organize. Tips for constructive behaviour in a group


Photo: Ken Cedeno/Greenpeace, via Guardian

We are going to have to organize ourselves in our communities, in the U.S. and beyond. In the face of the rapid rise of right-wing xenophobic populism, orchestrated by Big Money which intends to mop up, we need to respond immediately with defiant solidarity across differences.

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Jane Fonda flying to oppose tar sands isn’t hypocrisy; that’s a “tu quoque” logical fallacy

January 13, 2017

Jane Fonda flying to oppose tar sands isn’t hypocrisy; that’s a “tu quoque” logical fallacy


@JaneSeymourFonda in the Alberta tar sands: with @barbarawilliam_, @UBCIC Grand Chief Stewart Phillip and ACFN (Athabasca Chipewyan First Nation) Chief Allan Adam on January 11, 2017 (UBCIC Instagram)

This post is about a logical fallacy that for a decade has been popping up all over social media and comment streams on news stories.

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Bjarke Ingels’ Vancouver pirate ship

November 1, 2016

Bjarke Ingels’ Vancouver pirate ship

Oh really

I can’t remember if I’ve already talked about this Dubai-style luxury twisted tower that Vancouver is getting; apologies if I have. The tower, designed by architect Bjarke Ingels, is now rising in Vancouver but the reason I’m writing about it now is that I just read a critique in Artforum of this year’s Venice Biennale for Architecture which contained a chilling portrait of Ingels.

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“Simpsons” actor Harry Shearer speaking against AirBnB & other short term rentals

September 6, 2016

“Simpsons” actor Harry Shearer speaking against AirBnB & other short term rentals

A brilliant speech to a New Orleans City Council hearing on AirBnB and short term rentals in general. As Best of New Orleans reported:

Comedian and actor Harry Shearer was among the opponents speaking against short-term rentals, calling its proponents and rental owners speaking in the first half of the meeting “a parade of happy scofflaws.”

“What other business can I start in the privacy of my home?” he joked.

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Dad’s foolproof parallel parking method (take note, atrocious drivers in fancy cars)

August 18, 2016

Dad’s foolproof parallel parking method (take note, atrocious drivers in fancy cars)

OK. Having witnessed perhaps the most staggeringly incompetent parallel park of all time by the driver of the $500K US Lamborghini Aventador above—something like a 17 point turn that took about 4 minutes, all at a roaring 90-100 decibels—I feel it’s time to share my father’s foolproof method of parallel parking.

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