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The Power of No

I was thinking about the word ‘no’ the other day. That is, the no you use to set up boundaries … then again, is there any other way to use it? No, to more ice cream; no, to unwelcome... 



What is Truth?

What is truth? How do we know what is true? When one looks at the earlier evolution of this word in English and other European languages, one finds that it was created from something... 



Tell It Like It Is…

In his autobiography, My Experiments With Truth, Mahatma Gandhi narrates his experience with eating meat, smoking, drinking, stealing and subsequent atonement. Later, in his reformed... 



Food: Globalist Delusions About Food Security

There is a new book by a husband and wife team of academics from Toronto, titled The Locavore’s Dilemma, In Praise of the 10,000 Mile Diet. I read about it in MacLean’s magazine. Besides... 



Shift – Up Close and Personal

Chickens. It was a whole new world. We got Betty and Boop from a neighbouring island and brought the girls home to weed the garden. They cluck and trill and scratch and poop. They bathe... 



Carbon Tax

BC mayors are asking the government to spend money collected from the carbon tax on ‘green’ projects. A great idea, but I would go further by asking for even higher carbon taxes.... 



Humanity Man

Well, hello there, my dear and fellow zombie. I am so glad you chose to join us once again. When Nicole emailed me the theme to this issue of Synergy, I was reminded of a quote I once... 



Career Choices

When I was in my 20s, I aspired to be a teacher. Actually, it was a friend of mine who, hearing me say I didn’t know what to do after university, suggested “I always thought you’d... 



BC Coastal First Nations Appeal For Help In Enbridge Pipeline Battle

Published by Desmogblog.com (October 25, 2012). Reprinted with permission. If there was one message that stirred me during Monday’s Defend Our Coast action, it was this: First Nations... 



Chill Out

Bliss Rider Jennifer Paige has been involved with CHLY since 2002. She recalls another student at Vancouver Island University stating that she could have her own show on the campus... 



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