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Sidney Australia is the pseudonym of a philosophy professor and former sex worker.

National Game: Quebec Bans Hockey Mask Face-Covering

By Sidney Australia / 2017 October 26
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Going too far? She shoots! She scores!

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Margaret Atwood’s Backyard

By Sidney Australia / 2017 September 2
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While the world spent the week weeping over once-in-500-year floods, possible apocalypses, and the latest barbarisms of Donald Trump (in short it was a typical Book-of-Revelations end-of-August 7-Days-That-Were kind of week), Canada remained focused on author Margaret Atwood’s backyard. According to the nation’s journal of record, Toronto Life, “Margaret Atwood is really mad about some…

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Democracy, Two Cheers for…

By Sidney Australia / 2017 June 30
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[Courtesy of CBC:] NDP Leader John Horgan to be next premier of British Columbia Lt.-Gov. Judith Guichon asked Horgan to form a government after Christy Clark lost a confidence vote By Justin McElroy, CBC News Posted: Jun 29, 2017 8:17 PM PT Last Updated: Jun 29, 2017 10:19 PM PT NDP Leader John Horgan will become premier of British…

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Native-born Immigrants. Huh?

By Sidney Australia / 2017 March 25
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In the wake of the one-man terrorist attack at Westminster, London — the parliamentary site of Britain’s government — on Wednesday, March 22, 2017, Dooney’s Dictionary is asking an oxymoronic question (emphasis on the moronic part): How does a native-born Brit get instantly transformed into an “immigrant”? Of course, the real answer is: he doesn’t.…

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Diversity

By Sidney Australia / 2017 February 4
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TRUMP AND DIVERSITY:……………….Notice anything in these pics? Number of men: all. Number of women: 0. Number of whites: all. Number of non-white gentlemen: 0. Number of transgendered non-white non-male non-hetero nonentities? You figure it out. Getting the picture? LikeShow more reactions Update: Swedish Deputy PM Isabella Lovin spoofs Trump gang as she signs new climate…

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Bob Dylan wins Nobel Prize for Lit. Well, why not?

By Sidney Australia / 2016 October 14
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Snobbishly enraged by Nobel for Dylan? “Ah, but I was so much older then / I’m younger than that now.”

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The Camel and I

By Sidney Australia / 2016 August 23
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The camels are coming!

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Insiders, Outsiders

By Sidney Australia / 2016 April 24
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How to keep your head (and mind) when most of the “narrative” about the 2016 U.S. presidential election is b.s.

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Jutra, Claude

By Sidney Australia / 2016 February 22
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The Quebecois director becomes the “trending” figure of a news cycle.

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Mother Canada

By Sidney Australia / 2015 July 10
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If we weren’t such devoted and devout followers of Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper and his beloved Conservative government, we might have to admit that not only is he depressingly anti-democratic, and a fetishist or fascist about terror and crime, but a dolt without a drop of cultural taste. His aesthetic appreciation seldom rises above the…

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