The Daily Sniff for Thursday, July 25, 2013–Racism Then, Racism Now

From 1942 to 1952 the Canadian federal government conducted studies on malnutrition in aboriginal people. Sounds benign until you look at the details. This wasn’t a case of documenting the effects of malnutrition that happened to exist on reservations; it … Continue reading

The Daily Sniff for Thursday, July 18, 2013–MMA: Mega-Death, Mega-Classy, Mega-Disgusting

Montreal, Maine and Atlantic Railway–MMA–announced that, in the wake of the Lac Megantic diaster, where they managed to kill around fifty people, that they were also laying off nineteen of the seventy-five employees they have in the Province of Quebec. … Continue reading

The Daily Sniff for Tuesday, July 16, 2013–Cabinet Shuffle: More of the Same Means More of the Same

In this latest cabinet shuffle, Stephen Harper decided that he needed to make his collection of Yes-men look younger and more interesting to younger voters. He was even hoping to look appealing to women by upping the number of cabinet … Continue reading

The Daily Sniff for Sunday, July 7, 2013–The Kid Summed It Up Pretty Well, But Egypt’s Political Mess Has Some Unanswered Questions

When a twelve-year-old boy was asked about his country’s political problem, he summed it up pretty well. But there may be more going on than first appears. In this bad translation, some interesting, and troubling, questions arise. Why was Morsi’s … Continue reading

The Daily Sniff for Wednesday, June 3, 2013–Look Who’s Carrying the Guns!

Police shoot a dog after his owner recorded them at a raid. Hawthorne residents should be very afraid. Police shoot five kittens after telling little kids that the kittens are going to “kitty heaven”. This was in Ohio. There are … Continue reading

The Daily Sniff for Tuesday, July 2, 2013–Sometimes A ‘Terrorist’ Is Just a Criminal

John Nuttall and Amanda Korody are the “terrorists” charged with plotting to blow up the BC legislature with pressure cooker bombs, the making of which was “inspired” by the Boston bombers and al-Qaida. Seriously. (Note: Law enforcement and ‘security’ guys … Continue reading