It will Survive!

Australia’s great barrier reef will survive! This astonishingly good news was in a recent article in Bloomberg headlined: Great Barrier Reef “Showing Signs of Recovery.” This just one year after it was declared doomed! To be honest with you, I always thought it would recover and I’ll tell you why. I’ve read enough history related […]

Billions for Nothing

Once again, on Thursday of last week, Albertans got kicked in the teeth by a national institution. A federal court ruled that even after thousands of witnesses had been heard, and hundreds of millions of dollars had been spent on complying with regulations, this was not sufficient “consultation” to allow a pipeline to proceed that […]

Ice Age Coming!?

Last weekend’s Sunday Sun papers had a two-page article saying that heat, drought, and a longer fire season are going to be the new normal for Canada. Maybe for now, but I have research data going back into the early 1800s, and found out that the biggest fire in US history was actually in 1910. […]

HOT! HOT! HOT!

Friday, August 10 was HOT in Calgary. In fact it was 36.4 Celsius hot. For the unconverted, that’s 97.5 Fahrenheit hot. It broke the previous all-time record of 36.1 Celsius set in 1919, and again in 1933. By a whopping 3/10 of a degree. Take that you deniers! Now I have a phrase that I […]

An Important Political Story

There are three candidates running for the United Conservative Party (UCP) nomination in the new Calgary riding of Peigan. One of the candidates is Jeevan Mangat. Another is Tanya Fir whose campaign manager is Craig Chandler, a man who has often been a controversial figure within Alberta conservatism. For the most part I try to […]

Jordan Peterson & the Speech Nazis

The anti-free speech, anti-freedom of assembly Progressivist Left is at it again. The target of their opprobrium is Prof. Jordan Peterson whose original sin was to insist that he would not submit to being ordered, by government, to speak certain words. In saner times he would have been lauded as a free-speech champion. But we’re […]

The Economist and TDS

An Open Letter to the Economist Magazine June 26, 2018 Dear Sir or Mdm. As a long-term subscriber to the Economist magazine, I feel compelled to write to you about my concerns regarding your magazine’s symptoms of extreme Trump Derangement Syndrome or TDS. Since 1843, your magazine has arguably been the premier English language source, […]

Trump’s Win-Win Summit

A Zero-Sum Game is a situation in which one person or group can win something only by causing another person or group to lose it. It’s a central tenet of the left -wing Progressivist worldview. If someone gets richer, then, in their view, someone else must get poorer. A recent issue of The Economist magazine […]

The Right to Discriminate

To Discriminate means to recognize a distinction between things. I think that even the dimmest among us recognizes that red and green are two different colors and that some people have better voices than others and some people are better athletes than others. So we discriminate when we go to a concert, or an athletic […]

Springbank Dry Dam?? Nope. Wet Dam, Mud Hole, & Dust Bowl.

3 years ago I published a blog about the highly controversial  flood mitigation project, the Springbank Dry Dam. (SBD) Here it is again, with some updates. In the fall of 2014, to great fanfare and just before the Alberta provincial by-elections, the PC government announced the Springbank Dry Dam (SBD); an Elbow River flood mitigation […]