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Why I won’t be voting Conservative

The BC Conservatives are planning on scrapping the carbon tax, bribing Lower Mainland drivers with a $408 tax credit for frequent toll and ferry users, expanding mining, supporting the Northern Gateway pipeline and Kinder Morgan pipeline expansion, and so on, and so on. Those who know me know that I’m pretty left-wing. That’s why I […]

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Why I won’t be voting Liberal

On 11 May 2013 the Vancouver Sun published a list of 20 hot topics in the upcoming BC election with the positions of the four major parties. Based upon their responses, the BC Liberals have put a lot of their eggs in the Liquified Natural Gas basket. The BC Liberals are proposing that LNG be […]

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Why I won’t be voting NDP

I’m a big supporter of the NDP. I voted for the NDP in the last federal election. I’ve considered becoming a member of the federal NDP. I agree with a lot of the NDP’s policies. But I won’t be voting for them in the 2013 BC election. I really like what they’re doing around electoral […]

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Wherein I describe “fractally wrong” using Christy Clark as an example

I like to use the phrase “fractally wrong”. Loosely, it means “wrong no matter how deep you look” or “wrong no matter how many ways you look”. It’s best served up with an example. British Columbia Christy Clark was recently featured in a Vancouver Sun article. Let me pull some quotes from that story to […]

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Heaven-sent Bad Baby Names

Here’s my thought process as I was reading this week’s list of baby names in the Hawaii Tribune-Herald: “Nathaniel. That’s a good name. Navaih. That’s… uh, wait, that’s pretty close to that stupid Nevaeh name. That’ll go on the post. Next… Nevaeh. OH JESUS WHAT IS WRONG WITH PEOPLE?” So not only were Navaih and […]

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Old Spice deodorant or Canadian indie band?

Have you seen Old Spice products lately? They’re going completely off the deep end with names that don’t seem to have any grounding in reality. In fact, they’re so crazy they’re nearly indistinguishable from indie band names, which naturally means it’s time for a new game of “Old Spice deodorant or Canadian indie band”! Ladyhawk […]

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Awesome Baby Names are Legendary

The people of Hawaii County must be learning, because this week’s list of baby names is filled with awesome. Let’s get started! Kicking off the awesome streak is Falen. Now, I’m not quite sure how this is pronounced, but if it’s pronounced “failin’”, then this kid has an instant awesome nickname: “Can’t Be” Falen! Awesome! […]

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Adventures in Urban Beekeeping

I keep mason bees. Today was another nice spring day, and the forecast was for continuing warm temperatures through the week (highs between 15 and 17), so it’s the perfect time to put out mason bee cocoons. The cocoons on the left are from last season. My mason bees laid about a dozen eggs, which […]

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Bad Baby Names are back!

I figured out If This Then That and set it up to email me the Vital Statistics page from the Hawaiian Tribune-Herald every time it gets published to the web. This means that I get a fresh new list of baby names every week, and you get a fresh new Bad Baby Names post every […]

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canspice.org is now on twitter

That’s right, canspice.org is now on Twitter! New post updates will be sent there, so if your favourite RSS reader is being killed, just follow @CanSpiceDotOrg and you’ll get your fix.