Bernie Sanders, prostitution, and fossil fuels – three things that will never go away

Bernie Sanders, prostitution, and fossil fuels – three things that will never go away

“Hello, this is 9-1-1, how may I assist you?” “I’d like to report a major criminal enterprise and see the perpetrators thrown in jail.” “…is someone in imminent danger? Because this is an emergency line and perhaps you want to speak with the police to launch an investigation.” “No, this is indeed an emergency, caused […]

FINALLY! Cracks in the façade of the mighty environmental industry machine, originating from a critical place – the inside

FINALLY! Cracks in the façade of the mighty environmental industry machine, originating from a critical place – the inside

Being involved in the energy industry, in particular Canada’s petroleum industry, I’ve become accustomed to feeling as though I’ve been in a car crash, and instead of paramedics showing up the only visitors are climate activists who find wounds and pour salt in them. The industry is under siege, no matter how much the world […]

Sympathy for politicians? Maybe – consider their tool kit, the electoral freak show, and the stupefying demands and realities they face

Sympathy for politicians? Maybe – consider their tool kit, the electoral freak show, and the stupefying demands and realities they face

Multi-election years are trying times for those that don’t enjoy the game of politics. If one is immune to the charms of glad-handing and full-frontal bullshitting, exposure to the black art of politics at a minimum leads to dry heaves, and, in high enough concentrations, a stay in a hospital. Some feel otherwise; a university […]

Celebrating Federal Environment Minister McKenna’s contributions to Canada

Celebrating Federal Environment Minister McKenna’s contributions to Canada

“Hello, this is 9-1-1, how may we help you?” “I’d like to report an emergency.” “Can you tell me what’s happened and where? Are there any injuries?” “Certainly. What’s happened is that hundreds of years ago people started burning coal, which made things better, so they burned more, and then there were a lot more […]

Delusional, debt-addled governments risk implosion through impossibly expensive fossil-fuel reduction schemes that citizens fight & refuse to pay for. Welcome to Green New Deal logic

Delusional, debt-addled governments risk implosion through impossibly expensive fossil-fuel reduction schemes that citizens fight & refuse to pay for. Welcome to Green New Deal logic

The economic world is in a bit of a shambles these days. Actually, not a bit of one – a complete one. It may look fine on the surface; despite trade war threats most economies are posting positive (albeit modest) growth numbers. Under the surface though is near panic.  The world’s largest economies are skittish; […]