On torture and Otto Warmbier

It’s been a horrible couple of days for me personally for personal and work-related reasons (when your day to day is guaranteed to include reading about the torture of mentally ill women or the trafficking of children for organs, it can be hard to tell when you need a break or a breakdown). Apparently there’s […]

Inside the Birdcage – June 17, 2017

So it’s been busy times for me. Lots of physio, and adjusting to a new environment. Trying not to pay too much attention to Trump and the Russians; it’s not like any of this is news to me, right? The Chinese recently put quantum encrypted satellites in orbit; I can’t help but wonder if the […]

Escape from Stormcage – January 25, 2017

I ran into a representative from Doctors Without Borders on my way after buying luggage tags and locks for my trip to Washington DC next month.  He was entirely charming and it was a real delight to talk to someone whose as passionate about human rights as I am, and he encouraged me to talk […]

The anatomy of manipulation

The fact that public indignation that Paul Bernardo could possibly financially benefit from writing a book was considered of more importance than the fact that an isolated dangerous criminal in Canada chose to write about Russian electromagnetic warfare and the New World Order is a prime example of why burning books or blacklisting authors is […]

The Day After

This morning I, like everyone on the planet, woke up with a massive geopolitical hangover. We have a new President Elect, Donald Trump. Overnight, North Korea and China held emergency meetings to determine how to respond to the outcome, the DOW fell 800 points, the peso fell by 8%, bitcoin rose by 2%. Canada’s immigration […]

Two Fresh Ideas for Fighting Radicalism

Since it is becoming glaringly apparent that we as a world are running out of ideas to combat radicalism, I would like to introduce a few fresh ones. One method for countering the radicalization of kids, especially those within the autism/ASD community, would be the matching up of veterans with those identified as at-risk personalities […]