A British television series broadcast in the 1980s may explain public administration better than any political science journal or textbook. This video clip from Yes Prime Minister could be about British Columbia’s approach to climate change, or it could be about the BC NDP’s response to COVID-19, or flooding, or about any emergency that confronts the province.
Natural, holistic, hypoallergenic and the profit margin is enormous. So, if we can…
Rolf Harris was a popular entertainer in Vancouver during the 1960s and early 1970s. I enjoyed him numerous times performing at The Vancouver Cave Supper Club on Hornby Street. Later in the UK, he was disgraced.
Reader Lorne Finlayson provided this to us in 2011, but didn’t indicate when the changes he predicted would occur. With Kevin Falcon and his right-wing friends now in control of the BC Non-Liberal Party, the time may be close….
I have been working to bring order to the electronic congestion and confusion on my computer. That is a slow process since I keep finding old material to read. One is repeated here. Original source unknown.
Porky Pies: Cockney slang for Lies. New York Times is willing to broadcast this about the Prime Minister of the United Kingdom. I doubt they’ve done likewise for American Presidents, particularly the recent one who had even less regard for truth than Alexander Boris de Pfeffel Johnson.
Old friends recently moved and mementos stored long ago were rediscovered. One photo was from our days at UBC. It showed a young and future Prime Minister of Canada.
Choose your activities carefully and do your part to maintain infinite growth on a finite planet. Put away your bicycle.
P.S. Walking is even worse. Pedestrians don’t even buy bicycles.
A story about her bush pilot father written by a dear friend of many years. It was read on CBC North by Northwest on Saturday, 13 February 2021.
Of course, these photographs represent something more to me than a 13 year-old’s regard for the beauty of our world. It represents the hope that the next generation will protect it…
The best four minutes you can spend today.
My consumer testing of BC’s healthcare system is now complete so activity at In-Sights will resume this week. As Arlo Guthrie said 52 years ago, “You walk in, you get injected, inspected, […]
An old guy remembers the old days in British Columbia…
This is not news. Instead, it’s a personal story, one of the few posted here in the last decade. I hope you enjoy at least a slight smile.
A collection of words that caught my attention. Some are serious; some are bemusing; all are worthy of consideration.
This is a video of an interview conducted in England with a consultant who worked for British Columbia when the Campbell government was awarding information technology contracts. His work was much admired by BC Liberals because it fit their style of conducting public business.
Campaign survival tool: a PVR so you can skip the endless Liberal commercials we taxpayers are paying to air. Or, one of these magic instruments:
All I Really Need To Know I Learned in Kindergarten. …simple instructions for a good life, all worth remembering.
Now that Ted Cruz has dropped from the race, it is time to consider the Presidential candidate suggested in 2012 by one important American media outlet. The Onion After Obama Victory, Shrieking White-Hot […]
“America in the 1950s made the rich pay their fair share; it gave workers the power to bargain for decent wages and benefits; yet contrary to right-wing propaganda then and now, it […]