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The high cost of relativity… or you can’t pick your family

SEAMUS O’BRADAIGH – IRISH AS HELL There is no easy way around this one. I have been writing for a long time and I know that what I write is parsed and mangled by every two-bit crank and would be writer that has ever hated me. It’s a good thing that I write well. Because poor writers who say nasty things …

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TED Talks Video – Funny take on our “mobile universe”

Renny Gleeson on antisocial phone tricks Losing context on your phone. Renny Gleeson says we are creating the technology that is going to create the new shared experience which is going to create the new world… order. In this short TED talk humorist, PR guy and advertising guru Renny Gleeson attempts to explain our shared compulsion to share. Or to …

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Nelson we hardly knew ye

TERRANCE GAVAN I have no idea what 26 years of prison does to a man. And I hope to hell I never find out. I know that after 26 years on Robin Island, half of that slinging a pick on a rock pile, Nelson Mandela survived all of that to rise a nation. After being released. What we don’t know …

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Why Burke and Bettman are joined at the hip neandertals

It’s about time we addressed the real issue of fighting in the NHL TERRANCE GAVAN – SHRIKE EDITOR Gary Bettman, the ersatz commissioner of the NHL, deserves to be taken out back of the woodshed and paddled for his surly nonchalance regarding fighting in hockey. And while we’re at it, the meddlesome and hidebound Brian Burke, who is something with …

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Albert Einstein on LSD? Weird revelations from a freedom of info request

FREEDOM OF INFO REQUEST UNEARTHS SOME TRULY DISTURBING EINSTEIN PORTRAITS TERRANCE GAVAN – EDITOR SHRIKE EXCLUSIVE We have access to the records of Albert Einstein through a ruse played with freedom of information and what we’ve found in his formerly sealed files is literally mind-popping. Albert Einstein was a closet artist and after an exhaustive search and rescue mission through …

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Haliburton Highlands just signed off to execrable rags

Maple Key Media now owns Haliburton and area… What me worry? Columnist Bam! Mego – MythBuster Editor I have no idea who owns Maple Key Media in Haliburton Highlands. I do know that this happened this week: Haliburton-based company Maple Key Media announced its acquisition of the Haliburton Echo, Minden Times, Bancroft This Week, and Barry’s Bay This Week from …