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About harebell

Live in Alberta Fiscally conservative and socially more "live and let live" though I draw the line at folk who abuse their authority. Never bored

Military NOT wearing uniforms in public – there is method to the apparent madness.

There was a big deal made on CTV by Craig Oliver about requiring the military to not wear their uniforms in public. Craig declared this wrong and that soldiers should be proud of their uniforms. He is right they should … Continue reading

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Harpers has bought into the “Power of Nightmares” playbook on ISIS

And it looks like we are going to fall for that neo-Con bullshit once more. They are lying and it appears we are perpetually wetting our pants over stuff that is only as scarey as our imaginations let it be. … Continue reading

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So a General who has fought terror advises us to do the opposite to that which a doughy chickenhawk has committed us to doing.

Figures hey? The Hon Stephen Harper of the 101st Chairborne Warriors has decided that action is required, something that General Shaw of the British Army has declared to be wrong headed and just what Da’esh want us to do. Why … Continue reading

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Da’esh – When will we learn that our enemy’s enemy are not always our friends?

When the USSR rolled over the border into Afghanistan back in the 1980s what did the West do? We armed and trained the locals to fight the Soviets. These locals won and morphed into the Taliban. The Taliban set up … Continue reading

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Scotland Referendum

Despite the nationalists insisting on a simple majority and extending the franchise to 16 year old kids, they were beaten. Sanity prevails and ideology and the politics of ethnic supremacy and populist cheap tricks fails. Salmond and his familiar Sturgeon … Continue reading

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Unrealistic expectations in grading – a problem in Western Gaming and Education

Angry Jim takes the intellectually stunted behind the woodshed for a slap. (STRONG LANGUAGE ALERT) And the rabid loons who berate the reviewers have a lot in common with the modern, western students in tertiary education. Here is the grading … Continue reading

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The Scottish Referendum on independence – when did the left become obsessed with nationalism and basing a country’s borders on ethnicity rather than civil values?

I wasn’t going to write anything on this but the current trend amongst progressives/leftists to push the politics of patriotism and nationalism has caused me to rethink that position. I always thought that progressives valued people as people and not … Continue reading

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