22 July 2008

Environment > Civil Liberties?

I'm a little scared at the idea that we should be taking our cues on the environment from the Communist, human rights-abusing government of China. What I'm even more scared of is how many people in this country think it's a pretty decent idea. The poll results from this G&M survey, while not scientific of course, suggest that nearly a majority of G&M readers support a half-baked concept that will ultimately do very little for the environment over their civil liberties to enjoy their private property and do with it as they see fit. Behold in awe and horror:

This is one of those things that Canadians say they would do, but let's face it, if push came to shove, they'd be screaming bloody murder at whatever level of government had the unmitigated gall to impose such an absurd law. Last I looked, Canadians' rights to do as they please don't only apply on Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays. That nearly half who have responded to this poll support the idea doesn't speak well for us.

14 July 2008

Really Cool News!

First and foremost, I remember my login password!

The more important news: by the end of the summer, my first book will be published! It's all still being finalized and the listing hasn't been created on Amazon or anything like that yet, but within about 8 weeks' time you will be able to purchase American Leadership and the Future of the Bush Doctrine: U.S. Foreign Policy in the 21st Century from your local retailer. As you can imagine, I'm pretty excited about such a thing. As soon as I see a listing created, I'll post it here. Buy the book, learn something new, contribute to my royalties!