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Every mayor must foster community spirit and hope …

By |2018-11-05T14:11:32+00:00November 5th, 2018|Categories: community, communitywatch, politics, social|

to measure up to this mayor and his community (5 minute read) The municipal elections are behind us and the rush of community spirit that leads up to elections has subsided, so now is a good time for reflection and self-assessment. To take stock of the state of affairs in our communities. With continuing low voter turnout and high Read more...

Double, double, toil and trouble …

By |2018-10-14T19:26:52+00:00October 14th, 2018|Categories: community, communitywatch, politics, social, uncategorized|

fire burn and politics bubble – until we stop drinking witches' brew and vote incumbents out (4 minute read) It's simple. Change means change. Don't re-elect anybody. It's folly. It's drinking the same witches brew – and it's worse than the Kool-Aid. If a bunch of drunken arsonists kept lighting fires, stirring up a toxic brew and feeding it Read more...

The most important four-letter word is …

By |2018-10-09T08:10:52+00:00October 7th, 2018|Categories: community, communitywatch, politics, social, trumpwatch|Tags: , , , , , , , |

vote – and you can use the other four-letter words to curse the outcomes if you don't vote Photo: Emily Howard Stowe (1831-1904) (9 minute read) Emily Howard Stowe was a great Canadian. She was the first female doctor to practice in Canada and she and her daughter Dr. Augusta Stowe-Gullen, spearheaded Ontario's suffrage campaign for 40 years. Hell, Read more...

“I was raised to know that I should never …

By |2018-08-30T07:11:29+00:00August 29th, 2018|Categories: community, politics, social, trumpwatch, uncategorized|Tags: , , , , , |

sacrifice a principle for personal ambition." Who said it? (7 minute read) Oh, okay, that's an easy question to answer. But inherent in the answer is a much larger question and a much more revealing answer. In death, John McCain's belief in putting principle before personal will not only be amplified but may well write one of his most Read more...

The inmates are running the asylum …

By |2018-08-14T04:51:14+00:00August 9th, 2018|Categories: business, community, communitywatch, politics, social|Tags: , , , |

in every city hall and they keep banging their heads against the same wall, expecting a different outcome. That's insanity! (5 minute read) Albert Einstein (photo: ThoughtCo) The "banging heads ... insanity" phrase is attributed to Albert Einstein, and if he were here today, and was asked his opinion on governments, I am certain he would say, Read more...

Charles Ponzi, Bernie Madoff, Donald Trump, Frank Underwood …

By |2018-08-01T08:30:46+00:00August 1st, 2018|Categories: business, community, politics, social, trumpwatch, trumpwatchhome|Tags: , , , |

only one of these is not a real Ponzi scheme (2 minute read + links to three articles, a book, a blog and a video) Trump fatigue is a common aliment in infirmaries across America, hell around the world, and yet our addiction to Trump's stranger-than-fiction, news keeps seducing our curiosity, despite the raging headache. Trump's reality-TV series, "The Read more...

Is Trump a Russian asset?

By |2018-07-15T17:09:41+00:00July 15th, 2018|Categories: politics, social, trumpwatch, trumpwatchhome|Tags: , , , , , |

New York magazine bombshell article says "highly possible" – a must read! (Two minute highlight read + New York magazine 25 minutes) I find conspiracy theories somewhere between humorous – as in absurd – and disgusting – as in a waste of time. Primarily because a little due diligence easily debunks them. But what Jonathan Chait has written in Read more...

The road to character is steep and …

By |2018-07-20T11:58:29+00:00July 12th, 2018|Categories: business, community, communitywatch, politics, social|Tags: , , , , , , |

it's a dead-end for most "so-called" leaders (Hanging Coffins, Echo Valley, Sagada, Mountain Province, Philippines – photo courtesy Trover) (8 minute read) Being in a position of leadership is not a qualification for being a leader; leadership positions are a dime-a-dozen, leaders are as rare as the humility and wisdom that guides their lives. David Brooks, in his excellent Read more...

Fascism versus Democracy …

By |2018-06-11T08:28:36+00:00June 9th, 2018|Categories: community, communitywatch, politics, social|Tags: , , , |

or 'the strong and wrong versus the right and weak' (7 minute read) I've borrowed the heading from something President Bill Clinton said, and former US Secretary of State, Madeleine Albright restated in her new book, Fascism: A Warning. It's a must read for anyone who gives a damn about the stopping the decline in our democracy and the Read more...

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