all these baby Canadians

Along the Bow river in Calgary families of Canada geese flock together.

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FOX News is crap — and very popular

I’m very, very happy Canada has nothing like FOX.

This video shows how nonsense and conspiracy makes it to the mainstream media.

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VIDEO – my 23 days cycling Patagonia in 4 minutes

For more than 3 weeks I cycled the Dictator’s Highway in Chile.

The Carretera Austral runs about 1,240 kilometers (770 mi) from Puerto Montt to Villa O’Higgins through (sparsely populated) rural Patagonia. …

This area is characterized by thick forestsfjordsglaciers, canals and steep mountains. …

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Starting with a side trip through the island of Chiloe, I made it as far as Coihaique. From there I continued on to the far south on foot (and bus).

See my trip report for the 23 days.

Warlight by Michael Ondaatje

Literature. Nominated for the Man Booker.

Ondaatje is a fantastic writer. But would his latest be a pleasure to read?

Yes. Most of it for me.

The end was a bit of a letdown.

It’s non-linear reflections of a young man looking back at his upbringing in wartime London. What really happened when his parents left?

Michael Ondaatje is at the peak of his powers with the story of a man piecing together his troubled adolescence

Guardian review

Trump’s “America First”

The America First Committee (AFC) was the foremost United States non-interventionist pressure group against the American entry into World War II.

Started on September 4, 1940, it was dissolved on December 10, 1941, three days after the attack on Pearl Harbor …

Trump does not know history. But I can’t believe somebody didn’t let him know he was using the pacifist catch phrase.

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