Dispensing of Incompetence
Peoples lives depend on accuracy in a pharmacy. If a pharmacist gives the wrong drug or dose, it can be dangerous or even deadly. This is why I clarify with my family doctor the medication that is being prescribed then double check the medication when I receive it from the pharmacy. [ Read Full ]
2960 views since Sep. 1st, 2015
The Opposite of Addiction is Connection
As an addiction counsellor/facilitator, I have witnessed what drug use does to the body, families and community. The war on drugs has been a colossal failure, especially in Saskatchewan. Regina has the highest IV drug use per capita and HIV rates are skyrocketing. In some areas of Saskatchewan, HIV rates are higher than they are in Africa. Not only is it shocking but it is a crisis. Perhaps it is time we forgot everything we thought we knew about addiction and follow the Portugal model. [ Read Full ]
3642 views since Jul. 10th, 2015
Xenophobia Alive and Well at the 87th Academy Awards
The recent salary leak of Sony Pictures Entertainment demonstrated the inequality between gender and race; as fifteen of the seventeen executives appear to be Caucasian males. Wall Street banking is more diversified than a major film studio. It should be of little surprise that Hollywood itself is grappling with the lack of diversity, and white privilege dominated the 87th annual Oscars. [ Read Full ]
4080 views since Mar. 18th, 2015
Militarization of America's Police Force
While the debate is ongoing about the militarization of the police, the U.S.President has ordered a program review enabling law enforcement to purchase military equipment. Yet, Canadian Department of National Defence is equipping police forces across the nation with military equipment, as it is necessary because they are facing "threats". [ Read Full ]
3686 views since Aug. 29th, 2014
The Revolution is Coming
The death of Mike Brown has set off a revolution for change. People are tired of the injustice of racial inequality, police brutality and inept leadership. Peaceful protestors have had their civil and constitutional rights violated while facing down tanks, amoured SWAT trucks, assault and sniper rifles, dogs, rubber bullets and have been tear gassed on a daily basis. If the President of the United States of America publicly admonishes the police brutality, things must in dire straits. "There is no excuse for police to use excessive force against peaceful protests, or to throw protestors in jail for lawfully exercising their First Amendment rights. And here, in the United States of America, police should not be bullying or arresting journalists who are just trying to do their jobs and report to the American people on what they see on the ground. Put simply, we all need to hold ourselves to a high standard, particularly those of us in positions of authority." When the police threaten to shoot the main stream media, you know shit has spiraled out of control. [ Read Full ]
3871 views since Aug. 19th, 2014
Bathroom not included
Who builds a commercial airplane with no bathroom? An idiot [ Read Full ]
4064 views since May. 24th, 2014
RCMP Internal Study Highlights Corruption
When a private citizen speaks out about the abuse, systemic corruption and overt cover ups by law enforcement they are labelled as "anti police". It bewilders me that people will blindly accept police officers are inherently good and any action taken against a "suspect" was justified. If the officers themselves become criminals, they are regarded as being bad apples among a police force that is honest and good. However, the "bad apples" must be running rampant, as an internal study dubbed Project Sanction was ordered. The RCMP wanted to ascertain if the corruption was an epidemic. [ Read Full ]
3960 views since May. 20th, 2014
Disabled Teenager Charged with Wiretapping After Recording His Bullies
A disabled teenager was being mercilessly bullied at school, sometimes with the teacher being right in the vicinity. He recorded the abuse since the administrators were not taking him seriously. When presented with the evidence the principle had the victim CHARGED with wiretapping and eventually he was found guilty of disorderly conduct. [ Read Full ]
4293 views since Apr. 16th, 2014
Afghanistan Kicked Our Asses
Peter McKay (former defence minster of Canada) did an CBC interview and has acknowledged the government could have done more for its soldiers in Afghanistan. When I read this statement I was in shock. My first reaction since his political party is in office; was waiting for the justification on why they should not be held accountable. [ Read Full ]
3294 views since Mar. 29th, 2014
White Privilege, You are the Problem
In the the book The Souls of Black Folk W.E.B. Dubois coined the term double consciousness. It describes the individual sensation of feeling as though your identity is divided into several parts, making it difficult or impossible to have one unified identity. Historically African American's have lived in a society that has repressed and devalued them. The prejudices and stereotypes of white people can lead African Americans to suffer from a damaged self image shaped by the perceptions and treatment of society. [ Read Full ]
3937 views since Mar. 23rd, 2014

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