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Stephen Harper needs a good swift boot… up his arse

TERRANCE GAVAN – CRAP JOURNALIST – IDIOT SAVANT & EDITOR  Stephen Harper has earned the name Right Honourable Prime Minister because he is a nifty pol who has, through various machinations, managed to amass a majority in a parliamentary system that in a true three party system mitigates against a literal majority. Political experts tell us that amassing a sitting …

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Talking Hockey with Islamic Recruit John Maguire

TERRANCE GAVAN – IDIOT SAVANT CRAP JOURNALIST – EDITOR “oreign fighters with the Islamist radical group ISIS are notorious for trying to inspire prospective recruits through slickly produced online videos. But the newest recruitment video featuring a young Ottawa jihadist verges on the preposterous by, among other things, trying to make common cause over hockey, say a number of radicalization …

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Why life gives us lemons – and why we pucker up and suck it up

TERRANCE GAVAN – BLOGGER, JOURNALIST, IDIOT SAVANT Thou shalt not cry. Over things that did not go right. Over things that you feel entitled about. About life’s wee ironies that allow bad people to do terrible things. Life is not about crying. It is about recovery and sustainable life here in your own capsule, in your room, in your office …

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Out to the slopes… teaching for a living

TERRANCE GAVAN – SKI GUY, BLOGGER, IDIOT SAVANT When the water hits the fan? Snow is made. I remember all the nights at Panorama Mountain Village in October, in BC, in fall cum winter where heat from the hot pools spun steam into the air. We might be sitting in the bar. And chatting, or watching Rick Mercer on the …

New Guidelines for Terror – ISIS wants to conquer the world, but they can’t

BY TERRANCE GAVAN – EDITOR, BLOGGER, RACONTEUR It’s not unprecedented. This megalomaniacal quest for world domination. I think it’s been done before. The Khans, The Greats, Napoleon, Adolf and now the Muslim Jihadists. Do you know what a caliphate is? In December, The New York Times published confidential comments by Major General Michael K. Nagata, the Special Operations commander for the United …

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New Guidelines for Terror – ISIS wants to conquer the world

BY TERRANCE GAVAN – EDITOR, BLOGGER, RACONTEUR It’s not unprecedented. This megalomaniacal quest for world domination. I think it’s been done before. The Khans, The Greats, Napoleon, Adolf and now the Muslim Jihadists. Do you know what a caliphate is? In December, The New York Times published confidential comments by Major General Michael K. Nagata, the Special Operations commander for …

Charlie Hebdo shooting… challenges the pen

TERRANCE GAVAN – IDIOT SAVANT JOURNALIST – BLOGGER We may never know what makes the prophet Mohammed Muham-mad (sic) Mayhem-mad (sic) so untouchable. For now let’s just assume that a number of Muslim fanatics are daring journalists to depict the Prophet Mayem-mad in print or in pic. This little dance that Muslim extremists partake in is disconcerting to say the …

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Working – Not working for us – a treatise on: the job

BY TERRANCE GAVAN – PARDON THE ERUPTION EDITOR hen is working not working? When you walk into work with a smile and walk out again with a smile. That’s a pretty simple formula. It’s de rigueur for most people on the planet. If you like what you do? It ain’t work. The problem is we endure a lot of pain …