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Canada Staying out of U.S. Missile Defense 2

Canada has officially announced that they will not join the US Missile Defense Program. I am against Canada joining this program, and I applaud Paul Martin for listening to his citizens on this matter. It’s a good feeling to know that the Prime Minister of this country listens to his people instead of making decisions ...

Pourquoi Pas? 3

I have recently become a contributing writer to “Pourquoi Pas?” Pourquoi Pas is “A group of people striving for justice & peace for humankind and respect for this planet and all its species.” Some of my articles will be posted on this site. I encourage you to check out this site and voice your opinion ...

What war on terror?

With all of the media and US Government attention focused on Iraq, Iran and Syria, who is following through with the so-called “War on Terror”? How has Iraq become labeled as part of the ‘War on terror’? Who’s targeting the new al-Qaeda cells that are forming? Does the US Government truly understand the causes of ...

Slippery Dreams

(Written for a friend who was recently in a bad car accident) Driving down that slippery highwayThe sun had already set That subtle layer of iceYou distinctly could not forget Remembering the pleasures of your dayIt only took a split second for all the dreams to slip away You were overpowered with inconceivable forceYou saw ...

American Attitudes: America & the World 5

I recently came across an interesting website that reports US public opinion on a broad range of international policy issues. According to the site, each report integrates and explains as much as a decade of polling data. According to the website, regarding the Kyoto Treaty: “A strong majority of Americans favors the US abiding by ...

World War In Horizon? 5

If things keep heading in the direction they are headed, do you think we may see the world go to war? I surely hope not, but below I have made a list of some of the conflicts I believe are steering the world in the wrong direction. Syria and Iran alliance and nuclear ambitions US ...

Club Bouncer Egos

My friends and I occasionally go out to a bar after work on Fridays. There are 2 bars that we usually frequent because the ‘Happy Hour’ replenishes us with $2 beers until 9PM. The bouncers at the one club are very unfriendly and as of late, have been finding reasons not to let us in. ...

Little Johnny Joke

I’m sure you’ve all seen the Little Johnny jokes floating around through email over the years. Here’s a new one I received recently. Little Johnny’s neighbors had a baby. Unfortunately, the baby was born without ears. When mother and new baby came home from the hospital Johnny’s family was invited over to see the baby. ...

Anti-War Quotes of the week 1

Here are some anti-war quotes for this week. “Never has there been a good war or a bad peace.” —Benjamin Franklin “Why of course the people don’t want war. Why should some poor slob on a farm want to risk his life in a war when the best he can get out of it is ...

US Hostility forming Syria/Iran coalition

US Rhetoric and hostility toward some Arab nations is forming a coalition and a will to resist US aggression. Iran has vowed to back Syria against “challenges and threats” as both countries face strong US pressure. “We are ready to help Syria on all grounds to confront threats,” Iranian Vice-President Mohammad Reza Aref said after ...