Inside the Birdcage – Post Election Edition

I’m taking the day off of blogging tomorrow  spend some serious alone time and try and set some personal priorities, particularly after the election dust has finally stopped. As anyone with a television, radio, or internet connection is surely aware of, Election 2015 ushered in a Liberal majority government with a Conservative opposition, resulting in […]

Inside the Birdcage October 16, 2015

International observers to oversee Canadian election is the the main headline capturing my attention today, along with Canadian election to change the world and this one from NATO NATO Secretary General on President Obama’s Announcement on Afghanistan 15 October 2015. I am continuing my attempts to find work and a place to live.

Inside the Birdcage РOctober 14, 2015.  The Red Shawl and RedDRESS Projects and the Niqab Debate 

Mmm. The niqab debate has sparked an intriguing ripple in Canadian society, with a moment by afoot to vote mummer style; that is, wearing facial coverings, as a form of quiet civil rebellion against our increasingly draconian security measures. I can get behind this!   #FallFashion #WhenIsAScarfAFashionStatememt        Meanwhile, I’ve been participating in the #RedShawlProject […]

Blackwatch Plaid

In Irish clans, black watch is the tartan of Irish folk of no particular known clan group, and it is regarded with suspicion. Shall we ban that? There’s a subtle language of scarf arrangement – shall we ban that – which allows for rapid visual communication by those in the know. Like the time Ricky […]

Sludge to oil

I’ve recently been doing research into alternatives either to oil itself or to the type we produce from the Tar Sands or sell to foreign interests and I discovered that we could end our reliance on the Petrodollar and end our dependency on a non renewable source of energy. This lead to the discovery that […]

The Opium and Tobacco Fields in Afghanistan, Human Slavery, and Tobacco Butts As a Road to Freedom

The Opium and Tobacco Fields in Afghanistan, Human Slavery, and Tobacco Butts As a Road to Freedom Human trafficking is the third most lucrative global enterprise in the world today, with children going missing approximately once every 22 seconds, and profits in the range of 333 billion dollar yearly, to serve as forced labourers, sex […]

Inside the birdcage -September 24, 2015

Well, the election has been hearing up, with tempers flaring left and right, and the only thing all veterans can appear to agree on is the importance of voting, period. Meanwhile I continue to look for work. I’ve recently made several interesting contacts in the private sector via Twitter, and remain hopeful. An earthquake recently […]