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The inauguration, the coming wars AND the end of suburbia

As I said in an earlier post, I went to see a film and discussion Thursday night called the End of Suburbia, which could have easily been called The End of Oil. In a week where the New Yorker’s cover story was about the coming wars and Dubya burbled about freedom (Freedom 27, Liberty 15 was […]

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1. The coming wars

(Part one of three) The news angle the BBC took in its story Sunday night about Seymour Hersh's latest New Yorker article was how the U.S. military has special forces operating in Iran looking for possible targets to attack. Other stuff in Seymour Hersh's article is actually far more worrisome. For one thing, the War […]

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2. The inauguration

(Part two of three) Here's how the Concise Oxford Dictionary defines freedom: Freedom: 1. The condition of being free or unrestricted 2. Personal or civic liberty; absence of slave status 3. The power of self-determination, independence of fate 4. The state of being free to act (often foll. by to + infin.: we have the […]

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3. The end of suburbia

(Part three of three) In a Nov. 15 Toronto Star column, Linda McQuaig, author of It's The Crude, Dude, noted the U.S. consumes 25 per cent of the world's oil, yet its domestic reserves represented only three per cent of global supply. And according to the people cited in The End of Suburbia, the global production […]

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