Amazon is great. The reviews are sometimes awesome, like this for Canada: Good Neighbor to the World. Image of Canada: Good Neighbor to the World’s 1 Star Review What School Library Journal has to say on Canada: Good Neighbor to the World: Grade 3-6 A broad overview of multicultural Canada, focusing primarily on the present, but supported by excursions into the cultural history of Canada’s European settlers. The native population gets relatively short shrift. The book includes chapters on ethnic composition, legends, holidays, foods, education, and sports. While it touches on such standard school-report topics, these are presented from the perspective of their basis in or impact on cultural or ethnic consideration in insufficient depth to serve as a single source. The index, which sometimes supplies incorrect page numbers, does not lead to some subjects found in the text (free-trade, for instance). Okay, so a not so glowing review. […]
Update: Looks like the aliens took a wrong turn at Saturn. They were a no show yesterday October 13, 2010. Just a friendly reminder: tomorrow October 13, 2010 we’ll know for certain there are extraterrestrials among us! So make sure that fits in with dinner plans tomorrow. That is according to former NORAD officer Stanley A. Fulham. He claims tomorrow has “a massive UFO display over the world’s principal cities” in store for us. Not excited? Not pumped? It’s probably because you are sane and may have thought you heard about disclosure about UFOs and extraterrestials before. Here’s a hint to those promising UFO disclosure: don’t be precise on your dates. You don’t want you kookiness to have a shelf date. Fulham’s website for Challenges of Change, the 352 book outlining what will go down tomorrow, October 10, 2010 has an olde-tyme Geocities feel. You’ll swear you’re back in 1997 catching up […]
Start your week off right with ten minutes of blurry, oddly moving shapes in the margins of photos and video shot by astronauts and cosmonauts. Side note: what’s with all conspiracy videos requiring a battering techno soundtrack? Can I blame The Matrix?
Am I the only one that thinks Muammar al-Qaddafi and Michael Jackson look like the same person? I mean, add 20 pounds and a limp and you’re basically there. Oh and a pulse. And a crack team of lady bodyguards. Really. MQ? Sleeps in a tent. MJ? Slept in a tent. Face like wood putty? Check. Rambling conspiracy theories, a love for costumes and radical decisions prompted by financial troubles? Check, check and check. Two men, two vast reservoirs of ego and paranoia swirling around in big piles of money, leaking weird gibberish across the land. Only natural that they’d have the same tailor, eh? But what if it was more than that? What if Michael Jackson, hounded by his debts and public reputation, entered in a secret pact with mysterious Libyan nationals to support a clandestine coup, a neat little switch that whisked the real Qaddafi off the pedestal […]
The crackpots have been clamoring lately in the tubes of the Internet that Friday, November 27, 2009 will be the day the United States government comes clean– that President Obama will announce there is not one but six (6) alien races humankind has been in contact with. Sounds far fetched? It is, but its a fine example of logical fallacy. There’s something called the Jeane Dixon Effect named for astrology and psychic Jeane Dixon who advised President Richard Nixon and First Lady Nancy Reagan. Nixon, who called her “the soothsayer,” even went as far as to prepare for a terrorist attack based on a premonition. Her numerous erroneous predictions include the Soviet Union winning the space race to the moon and the start of World War III in 1958. Psychics are easy to verify: either an event happens or it does not. Basic Karl Popper falsification. Dixon scored a win though […]
An interesting aspect of American life is the goverment disclosues all kinds of conspiracies from assanating leaders to selling nuclear weapons to Iran. There’s no need to look for secret or classfied documents to find oddities, conspiracies, and strangeness. I’d consider the CIA’s official website to share a fairly accurate history of the CIA, at least what “they” want us to know. A curious article on the agency’s founding: At lunch today in the White House, with only members of the Staff present, Rear Admiral Sidney Souers and I were presented [by President Truman] with black cloaks, black hats, and wooden daggers, and the President read an amusing directive to us outlining some of our duties in the Central Intelligence Agency [sic], ‘Cloak and Dagger Group of Snoopers’.” With this whimsical ceremony, President Truman christened Admiral Soeurs as the first Director of Central Intelligence. I guess that could be called ‘whimsical.’ […]