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Roxanne Tellier – Parsing what comes between the Thanks and the Giving

Posted in life, Opinion, politics, Review with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on December 1, 2019 by segarini

Americans celebrated their Thanksgiving this past week. Many families endured long journeys, traveling across the country, to spend time with the people they love. The lucky ones gathered around tables that groaned with heaps of delicious, fresh, and sometimes even healthy, food.

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Roxanne Tellier – Nostalgia, Russian Assets, and Canada Votes

Posted in Opinion, politics, Review with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on October 20, 2019 by segarini

If this column doesn’t actually get written, edited and/or published until February or March of 2020 …. don’t blame me.

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Roxanne Tellier – The Open Heart

Posted in Opinion with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on September 6, 2015 by segarini

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Come in,” she said, “I’ll give you shelter from the storm”. (Bob Dylan,Shelter From The Storm.”)

On Wednesday, the world was horrified to see images of a lifeless 3 year old boy, AylanKurdi, drowned and washed up on the sand on a Tunisian beach. It was a day that changed us. We could no longer look away from the suffering of millions caught in a whirlwind of horror brought about by climate change, political unrest, and unrelenting war.

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Roxanne Tellier: Apocalypse Now?

Posted in Opinion with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on June 21, 2015 by segarini

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So, apparently we’re on the verge of another mass extinction – the last one killed off the dinosaurs. We’ve exploited the planet through hunting, fishing, and degrading wild habitats, and the planet is fighting back. Couldn’t happen to a nicer species, judging by our behaviour of late.  I thought the advent of ‘promposals’ would have pushed us over the edge.

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Roxanne Tellier – Don’t Mention The War!

Posted in Opinion with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on March 29, 2015 by segarini

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If I made (or kept) New Year resolutions, I might have resolved to pay more attention to Canadian issues, and less to America’s or the rest of the world.

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JAIMIE VERNON – WE’VE HEARD THIS SONG BEFORE

Posted in Opinion with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on September 8, 2013 by segarini

vernon_19972WARNING: This blog contains political ranting…and sexual panting. I expect many will be offended by the sex part…but not by the politics.

By the time you read this the Stukas should be flying over Disneyland dropping bombs on Damascus’ strategic military targets in response to the 1300+ chemically assassinated civilians two weeks ago. Obama wants to spank Syrian president Assad for the killings despite having unanimous universal Politics_sexrejection of the plan from every nation on the planet except our own asshole Prime Minister -Harpo, The Marxist Brother.

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