Americans aren’t known for their subtlety; and this applies to its hotels in equal measure. Across the States you’ll find some of the most extravagant accommodation in the world with rooms that are bigger than most people’s homes. If you’ve got thousands to spend and want to find the best hotels then you’ve come to [...]
The following post is by guest contributor, Wendy McElroy If you need to ask the question, then the answer is “yes”. But that is a glib response and I do not feel glib about America’s slide through the nine rings of political hell. A police state is generally defined as a totalitarian government that exerts [...]
Submitted on 2013/06/11 at 11:21 AM Allan: Interesting write-up! Concerning your post Saturday Morning Confusion! Does he does, or does he doesn’t? I’m interested in the idea, (I too am Canadian) that you grew up enjoying the American propaganda as the truth. I know this is a predominant feeling in Canada but I’ve never thought [...]
<– Image of Edward Snowden made available by The Guardian Newspaper in London. You know the world’s been knocked a little off its axis when arch right-wing paranoid Glenn Beck and left-wing anti-capitalist film-maker Michael Moore agree on something. Both have come out in admiration of Edward Snowden, the bearded, thoughtful-looking 29-year-old former intelligence analyst [...]
Dear Readers: A lot of the stuff the NSA does directly affects us Canajuns, so don’t o thinkin’ that we are in the clear! —————————- Associated Press WASHINGTON — The supersecret agency with the power and legal authority to gather electronic communications worldwide to hunt U.S. adversaries says it has the technical know-how to ensure [...]
<– This photo provided by The Guardian Newspaper in London shows Edward Snowden, who worked as a contract employee at the National Security Agency, on Sunday, June 9, 2013, in Hong Kong. The Guardian identified Snowden as a source for its reports on intelligence programs after he asked the newspaper to do so on Sunday. [...]
What is Obama up to kids? Between this article and the drone strikes, there is something rotten in Denmark America! ————————————– By Trevor Pott, Opinion So, America’s National Security Agency has been tapping up US internet giants to gather information about foreigners online, allegedly sharing that data with Britain’s GCHQ – and gobbling up details [...]
Alberta MP Brent Rathgeber said he has left the Conservative caucus in part because of the control Prime Minister Stephen Harper’s office exercises over backbench MPs, which was preventing him from representing his constituents. The former Tory MP, who announced he was quitting late Wednesday night to sit as an Independent, said staff in Harper’s [...]
Browsing my news feed I found this piece and decided it was scary enough to share with everyone. I think I’d like to read Papantonio’s book and see what she has to say. Here is a radio dealing with her premise and some related information from Raw Story.
“In her book, Papantonio explained, Jacobs found that more than 40 percent of Americans under the age of 44 did not read a single book over the course of the previous year. And their concentration had deteriorated to the point that politicians needed to condense their messages into (Read more…)
You are NOT going to believe this bunky! Just like Wonderland, or Marineland, or Disney World, they now want to charge us ADMISSION to the United States of America! Bad enough you need a Passport to get in…………… but ADMISSION? Listen folks, they might be like the Wild West down there, but they certainly aren’t [...]
Two amusement parks on the ocean at each end of America. Must have been weird to drive from one to the other seeing that Elmer Gantry, Hank Williams, Chuck Berry, Jack Kerouac, Betsy Ross America pass by in the never stopping long winding days and happy/sad boozy neon nights of all of America in between.
Photo by Mitch JamesBuilt in 1939, the bridge connecting Ocean Avenue to the Santa Monica Pier is nearing the end of its useful life and will be replaced.
For some people The Santa Monica Pier is the “actual” end of Route 66, and (Read more…).
The Santa Monica Pier
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Look folks, why does the United States keep playing North Korea’s game? Let’s assume for a minute that I ruled the world again……………………..! ;>) There would be no dialogue with North Korea. There would be no comments on what they are doing. I would just quietly park a few ships off the North Korean coast, [...]
Dear Readers: I don’t know what the world is coming to, but the P.C. crowd is really stretching in their latest yammering of outrage. This time around it’s President Obama for some comments he made about the Attorney General of California! Now I don’t know about you bunky, but I can’t fault Barack for that [...]
Dear Readers: Yea, Yea, I know this site is supposed to be about Canadians, but I thought ya might be interested in the latest craziness going on south of the border! Come on down to Nelson, Georgia, the most welcoming town in America, where everyone is required by law to own a gun. Gun stores [...]
<– U.S. Congressman Paul Ryan (R-WI)(Credit: Reuters/Shannon Stapleton) Dear Readers: There is something seriously wrong down in the United States of America! It started around the time of Ronald Reagan, and has been picking up speed ever since. Where it will end up is not clear……………………. but it scares the hell out of me! I [...]
When Tillett Wright began her photographic project, Self Evident Truths, back in 2010 she didn’t expect the groundswell of requests for photographs that she ended up receiving. She originally wanted to shoot 4-5,000 people, but the response has led her to increase her goal to 10,000 people.
“I basically decided to photograph anyone in this country that isn’t 100% straight, which, if you don’t know, is a limitless number of people,” jokes Wright in her TEDx talk posted above.
To date she has photographed around 2,000 people. “This is the civil rights fight of our generation,” says Wright.
Dear Readers: If ya don’t count Mexico City, since they don’t speak English, Toronto just replaced Chicago as the third largest city in North America! New York is still #1 with 8.8 million people, and over twenty million in the metropolitan area. L.A. comes in second with 3.8 million, or somewhere under 20 million in [...]