Saturday, November 19, 2011

Multiculturalism != segregation

This article covers the major differences between multiculturalism as it's practised in Canada versus elsewhere; specifically Europe.

Friday, November 18, 2011

The Commuter

We will absolutely need a car for life in California, as much as I would love to avoid the expense, hassle, and environmental knock-ons. We looked at prices on both sides of the border, and while it was a little more expensive to buy in Canada due to taxes, the added convenience of having a ride from day-one was worth it.

General Government

"Canada's Parliament is more dysfunctional than any of the other Westminster parliaments. No prime minister in any Commonwealth country with a governor general, until Harper, has ever sought prorogation to avoid a vote of confidence. Only in Canada has a government secured the prorogation of Parliament to save itself from political defeat and only in Canada has the governor general been party to it."

Wednesday, November 2, 2011

Inhuman Alien

This is what drives me the most nuts about Japan's attitude towards foreigners: if this had happened to a Japanese person there would be an international firestorm.

In fact it happened to another African in the UK and there is already a proper investigation there. Japan is so disappointing on a human level sometimes.