Category Archives: current events

Question of atheist scruples – journalism edition

What a time to be around, eh? Trump? Acosta? Brexit? Ford? Emails? What’s news these days without some kind of craptacular scoop just waiting to be reported on? A great time for journalism — at least in some countries… Anyway, … Continue reading

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A Question of Atheist Scruples – unscrupulous media edition

Your gritty current affairs program is in a ratings war. You can take the lead by broadcasting the ‘execution of the week.’ Do you? Now the game shows its age a wee bit. There was a time, boys and girls, … Continue reading

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Dear Saskatoon city and Transit: please make up and be friends again…

Or, if not friends, at least find a workable compromise and get the buses running again. I’m glad we forked out for a better car this year. I can’t imagine trying to do all this running around from job to … Continue reading

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Violence and women and sports stars

I don’t care about world politics and I don’t care much about sports either. War over borders or war over stupid metal trophies — it’s all a bunch of posturing and elitism and people getting hurt. Often civilians. Take this … Continue reading

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Saskatoon woman fears stoning if returned to Pakistan

Unfortunately, Jamila Bibi was sent to Toronto on the 16th of September to catch a flight home. The 65 year old originally came to Canada in 2007 to escape claims of adultery that she says are false, says her lawyer, … Continue reading

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Atheist Scruples: how old should a kid be before killing something?

When I was in junior high school or thereabouts, my eldest cousin was down visiting and his kids and I were playing upstairs at my Grandpa’s. The boy was 4 or so at the time and poking around in the … Continue reading

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I wonder how effective “Don’t Say the Pledge” will be.

Being Canadian, I can’t quote any part of the Pledge of Allegiance without looking it up. (Thanks, Wikipedia, for the rundown of how many times the Pledge has changed over the years, and when.) On Monday, Sept. 8th, the American … Continue reading

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