Monthly Archives: January 2013

Canadian Youth Are Looking At A Leaner Future Than Their Parents

We need a revolution of new values . . . . The new underclass By Chris Sorensen and Charlie Gillis | January 16th, 2013 | 10:14 am Why a generation of well-educated Canadians has no future Melanie Cullins is no … Continue reading

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University Education is a Waste of Time? – New Canadian Report

Last year I wrote a blog post entitled “A University Education Is Nearly Useless”.  Now it’s confirmed.  Young people and old, don’t waste your time darkening the doors of the universities, without a fool-proof plan.  There are better and cheaper … Continue reading

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Eastern Vs. Western Thinking

AN ASIAN VIEW OF CULTURAL DIFFERENCES  Dr. Mai Van Trang We live in time. You live in space. We are always at rest.  You are always on the move. We are passive. You are aggressive. We like to contemplate. You … Continue reading

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Missions Fest Vancouver Protest – Part 1: Why Protest?

INTRO This past weekend I protested at Missions Fest, an Evangelical Christian missions conference in Vancouver, unceded Coast Salish Territories. It was a big change for me.  Since the mid-80s, I had attended nearly every year that I lived in … Continue reading

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Western Culture As Mass Suicide (with photos)

CONSUMER CULTURE AS POISONED DRINK We live in a culture that’s committing collective suicide. Whether it’s the cars we drive, the cell phones we use, the food we wolf down, the way we treat our neighbours, etc., it all adds … Continue reading

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Western Culture As Mass Suicide

CONSUMER CULTURE AS POISONED DRINK We live in a culture that’s committing collective suicide. Whether it’s the cars we drive, the cell phones we use, the food we wolf down, the way we treat our neighbours, etc, it all adds … Continue reading

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“Canada Has Failed its Native Population” Mulroney Says

I was a bit surprised when I read this, seeing how Mulrooney, the PM who sold Canada out during the NAFTA agreement with the US, was not too kind to the Mohawks during the Oka crisis back in 1990.  But, … Continue reading

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