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Feb
Boomerang blues...

Boomerang blues...

In my last column (Frank 759), I wrote about a trip to Europe in 1971 and how easy it was at that time to transport almost anything — including an unexploded artillery shell retrieved from the battlefield at Vimy Ridge — from one country to another by coach, rail, ferry, and/or aircraft.

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23
Jan
Fear & Loathing at the CBC...

Fear & Loathing at the CBC...

“Reporters should certainly use their judgement when dealing with potentially traumatized individuals to ensure an interviewee understands the implications of the interview... ‘What are you thinking?’ may not be the most elegant question in journalism.”
— Esther Enkin
CBC Ombudsman
January 17, 2017

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23
Jan
It's Always Sunny in Dartmouth-Cole Harbour

It's Always Sunny in Dartmouth-Cole Harbour

A little girl high up in the stands of the Dartmouth Sportsplex had a question for the prime minister, and he let her ask it.
Why wouldn’t he? She wouldn’t know the Aga Khan from Chaka Khan.
“Can I have your autograph?” she asks in the most adorable voice you’ve ever heard.
The crowd titters with affectionate laughter.

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23
Jan
Military commander's career torpedoed by not-so-secret fetish

Military commander's career torpedoed by not-so-secret fetish

If you watch YouTube, Vice-Admiral Mark Norman — who up until last week was the second-most powerful man in the Canadian Forces — seems like a swell guy.
In a series of self-promoting videos produced and posted by the Royal Canadian Navy, Vice-Adm. Norman explains himself to his people. You know, his people... the citizens (that’s me and you) and all the guys and gals in the Navy.

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23
Jan
SSRSB's Dandy Randy goes to Waikiki

SSRSB's Dandy Randy goes to Waikiki

Nova Scotia Teachers Union member Randy Foubert is back and rested. Over his jet lag.
The middle-aged Forest Heights Community School teacher was one of 11 N.S. teachers who spent the first week of January, the fourth week of the NSTU work-to-rule campaign, in Honolulu, Hawaii, on so-called “professional development.” At taxpayer expense.

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