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Trust, When Warranted, But Verify

The reason that you can do ‘good’ investigative journalism that ‘every’ person, including the ‘six pack Joes’, will like (the way Rob Ford reaches out and touches his supporters by answering their phone calls and dealing with their immediate, pot holey, problems) is that the world is big. You can knock off a lot of the bad guys, pretending you’re a good guy (which has it’s uses), and still survive – with the blessing of the country’s, and world’s, more powerful players. You can be a crusader for social justice and citizens’ rights without really changing the system that continually upends citizens’ lives – by not going after really big dogs and really big issues, or at least not too many big dogs and issues. Continue reading

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Attention Paid To Those Who Expose Inattention

Source: Private operators squeeze nurses in public home care: Cohn | Toronto Star An excerpt from the above linked-to article by Martin Regg Cohn follows: —————— — – CarePartners demanded that its nurses pay the full freight for Wynne’s promised … Continue reading

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Fake Friend Toronto Star On A Tear

Source: ‘Hottie’ Justin Trudeau returns to cold reality of Ottawa: Walkom | Toronto Star 99% of my comments, in the last few days, in the Toronto Star’s readers’ comments sections have been disappeared by gatekeepers with the rightwing Star. Judge … Continue reading

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CBC Just Another Fake Friend Of The People

All politics moves Rightward – into the toilet. That seems to be where much of the world wants to go. Some people have a strange ideas about heaven. Continue reading

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Attacking The People’s Champions Means Attacking The People

There’s no positive professionalism in the gangster corporatocracy and the mafia (neoliberal or fascist) capitalism it embraces. It’s not about what you know and the talent you bring to the table, where everyone with power figures out ways to make the world safe and prosperous for everyone. Instead, It’s about who you know and what you can do for those who you know who happen to have more power than you do, who can prosper and protect you, possibly, if you please them. Continue reading

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