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Fire, floods, and icebergs — the earth is the new Titanic

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Fire, floods, and icebergs — the earth is the new Titanic

Our latest column from William Thomas Sir David Attenborough, the most experienced environmentalist and caring naturalist on the planet opened the recent 2018 United Nations Climate Change Conference in Katowice, Poland last month with: “The collapse of our civilizations and the extinction of much of the natural world is on the horizon.” Listening to “The […]

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“I got holes in my head and they won’t go!”

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“I got holes in my head and they won’t go!”

Our latest column from William Thomas There were more people falling down holes last week than moles. In China 149 miners survived that country’s latest coal mine disaster but 32 did not. Near Whiteville, West Virginia Cody Beverly lead two friends down into the abandoned Elk Run coal mine with the intention of stealing copper. […]

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“Turkey hotline. Can I help you?”

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“Turkey hotline. Can I help you?”

Our latest column from William Thomas For 30 years America’s Butterball Turkey Talk-Line has been answering desperate pleas from thousands of not-so-good cooks about preparing and cooking North America’s favourite holiday bird. Many of these questions to the Butterball call centre are characterized as “bewildering.” I’ve seen the questions. I would add “insanely bewildering”. So […]

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Whatever happened to “Trouble?”

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Whatever happened to “Trouble?”

Our latest column from William Thomas Before her death a decade ago, New York Hotelier Leona Helmsley was the most hated woman in America. Ruthless and conniving with business associates, tax fraud put the millionairess in jail while slapping and insulting employees put her in the headlines. When her son died she sued her daughter-in-law […]

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How to tell if your minister is also an atheist

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How to tell if your minister is also an atheist

Our latest column from William Thomas Toronto minister Reverend Gretta Vosper is a brave woman. Defiantly, every Sunday morning she stands before the congregation of her West Hill United Church as both a professed atheist and an ordained minister. To me an atheist minister sounds a lot like a vegan hunter or a pacifist mer-cenary […]

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Women putting the romance in mariticide

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Women putting the romance in mariticide

Our latest column from William Thomas No Angela Landsbury mind you, but novelist Nancy Crampton Brophy has published a fair bit of “Murder, She Wrote” type books. In The Wrong Cop she wrote about a woman who obsessed about killing her husband and in The Wrong Husband she featured a woman who escapes the abuse […]

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