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Searching for McDonald’s in a Strange Land

The McDonald’s Corporation invites me to search for locations of its restaurants by street, town or country. Let’s search for Belgium. USA! USA! USA! USA! I must wipe off the remnants of this solitary jingoism, this isolationist melange, this je ne sais quoi. I shall

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Canada, Mighty in Humility

Overhead on Canadian Broadcasting Corporation Radio this week: “I think that it’s part of being Canadian: we show our Canadian pride by being reserved about and humble about our pride…. The fact that we’re humble rings true. We’re so humble we shy away from regularly

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Lecture

And listen well! (“Winston Churchill” by Oscar Nemon on the grounds of the Halifax Memorial Library in Halifax, Nova Scotia) 

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Canadian Catholic Censorship Gone Wild!

The Bishop Marrocco-Thomas Merton Catholic Secondary School issued an invitation to comic Dawn Whitwell to participate in its new anti-bullying program, but revoked the invitation yesterday, after it found out that Whitwell is a lesbian.

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Canadian School Elevated Above The Rainbow

The St. Joseph Catholic Secondary School in Cornwall, Ontario has banned rainbows out of fear that rainbows could encourage students to become gay. The school also took money from an unofficial student group seeking to fund a GLBT support line, and gave the money to a Catholic organization instead.

Psst... what kind of person doesn't support pacifism?