Friday News Roundup

Those of you familiar with this scribe know that I follow the news diligently. Some stories in particular caught my attention this week so I now present to you Patrick’s Friday News Roundup. Authorities rescued a 7-foot alligator found in an Ohio man’s basement. The alligator is malnourished, has bone disease from a lack of sun for 15 years and, thanks to teenagers taunting him, hates teenagers.… [Read more]

Do we really need a government?

I wondered about political feelings and attitudes during my recent break. On the right, we have the radical way of thinking being pushed (and mostly financed) by corporations and many wealthy people whose goals are not what their followers believe. Corporations and other moneyed interests will tell you “No”, they believe the government must be small and stay away from businesses.… [Read more]

London’s Struggle…and Similarities in the U.S.

It’s difficult to comment while sitting in another country and watching the city of my birth undergoing a police crackdown and clean-up which is the aftermath of recent events…but what is more difficult is trying to understand why things haven’t changed much.  At ALL.  When I was growing up I used to hear the adults around me say that people are people no matter where they are, their colour, nationality, etc.; they said that if people are placed in the same types of circumstances, and kept there without much hope for a change into better circumstances, they tend to react the same way.… [Read more]