Behavior of Sports Fan(atic)s Rival Behavior of Religious Fanatics

A couple of days ago as I was driving into town, I heard the guy on the radio talking about some sort of tragedy in Los Angeles. Given the sensationalization of the news, my attention wasn't immediately tuned into what was happening. As the reporter expanded upon the story, I was appalled. The reporter proceeded [...]

Aren’t We All Just Baby Chicks Following a Mother Hen?

Because of where I live, I have the great fortune of being able to look out my window and see an abundance of roosters. And because of this abundance of roosters, undoubtedly, there are a number of baby chicks. These baby chicks don't just wander aimlessly across the lawn looking for food or something to [...]

Would You Take a Pill to Make You Smarter?

I had the chance to see the recent film, Limitless, and I must say, the premise makes for a good conversation. The protagonist is a failed writer who stumbles into a secret drug that allows him to harness his intelligence prowess. I won't go into any further detail of the film, but I do want [...]

Misrepresenting the News: Infer-mation Overload

In a previous post, I talked about how the same news is reported from different perspectives. This post is about a blatant misrepresentation of fact. In the first line of this article, the author writes: Secretary of State Hillary Clinton said on Wednesday that Al Jazeera is gaining more prominence in the U.S. because it [...]

Advancing America’s Public Transportation System: High-Speed Rail in the USA

When it was first announced that the US was going to work on high-speed rail in the US over the next 6 years, I was very excited! Growing up in the Greater Toronto Area (GTA), I am very familiar with the value of public transportation. I often rode a bus to and from school. As I [...]

Should We Have Seen This Coming?

While history is made everyday, in the 2010 United States midterm elections, there was at least a bit of foreshadowing. During these elections, the net gain/loss of house seats was the highest it has been since 1938 - when FDR was President. Much of the ink printed around the midterm elections was focused on the [...]

Are We Missing Something?

In following up on what I was talking about yesterday, Rachel Maddow had a small bit on her show tonight talking about all of the different parts of the Middle East that are experiencing seemingly revolutionary events. I think it's quite amazing just how many different countries are going through similar unrest. I can't imagine [...]

Revolution, Revolution, Everywhere!

I recently was lucky enough to bear witness to what is likely to win a number of awards at this year's Oscars -- The King's Speech. While the writers of the film did their best to maintain historical accuracy, of course, some dramatic liberties were taken. Nonetheless, I thought it was a rather smart movie [...]

Same News, Different Perspective

The 2011 trade deadline for the National Hockey League (NHL) is nearing and with that, the propensity to move players from team-to-team has increased. Late last week, there was a particular trade that sent one player, Mike Fisher, from the Ottawa Senators to the Nashville Predators in exchange for a couple of draft picks. While [...]

Keith Olbermann joins ‘Independent’ News at Current TV

Earlier today, Keith Olbermann made his choice to join CurrentTV. Just about every news agency in the world has an opinion on this story and without a doubt, they are going to spin it every which way. The 'facts' of this story are that Olbermann has decided to join Current TV. He has also been [...]