Author Archives: Robert Pogson

About Robert Pogson

I am a retired teacher in Canada. I taught in the subject areas where I have worked for almost forty years: maths, physics, chemistry and computers. I love hunting, fishing, picking berries and mushrooms, too.

How 2022 Is Going, So Far

It’s not going well. On December 25, 2021, we had a small Christmas party. Everyone was free of symptoms, everyone was vaccinated and the number was small. What could possibly go wrong? 🙂 A week later, everyone had symptoms and … Continue reading

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Ukraine and its Bad Neighbour

Well, occasionally Trudeau does something right.“Canada will loan the Ukraine government up to $120 million in the face of Russia’s ongoing attempts to destabilize Ukraine, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau announced Friday.” https://www.ctvnews.ca/politics/canada-loaning-120m-to-ukraine-in-face-of-russian-aggression-1.5749341 I’m not thinking loaning money to Ukraine is enough, … Continue reading

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Bullseye

I just upgraded my Debian GNU/Linux server to Bullseye, 11. Except for a shortage of disc space everything went smoothly. It was my fault. I created a bit too small a / partition when I moved to a newer computer…  … Continue reading

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On Virginia

This isn’t really about Virginia, the debacle last night wherein Virginians chose a Government of Pigs candidate for governor. It’s really about democracy, but I thought the title might be useful and Virginia is a great example of how not … Continue reading

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Biden’s Lies

Biden was not my first choice for President. He was weak on the environment, weak on universal health insurance,weak on human rights, and willing to follow the path of Trump on immigration and foreign affairs. Recent events on domestic affairs … Continue reading

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Turning and Turning

The world just keeps turning. It’s amazing. The plum trees I planted from seed are bearing fruit this year. Not much but some. The Saskatoon shrubs also bore a good crop even though they are only knee-high. I have many … Continue reading

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Can’t Anyone Do Math in USA?

Why is the most powerful country on Earth arguing about a few thousand refugees when they allowed COVID-19 to kill 600K people? Why not take in 600K refugees? There are plenty in Yemen, Syria, and Central America willing to supply … Continue reading

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BOO, MOZILLA!!!

Mozilla has now killed support for FTP in FireFox, my favourite protocol in my favourite browser. I can’t even use the browser to access an FTP server on my own PC… BOO! “FTP support has been disabled, and its full … Continue reading

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Springing Forth

Spring is in the air. I’ve changed to summer tires. I’ve pruned and propagated many trees and shrubs. I’m booked for immunization against COVID-19. I’ve cancelled my order for my RED Solo EV and bought some peanut butter and other … Continue reading

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The Decline and Fall of the GOP

It would be hard to write a work of fiction as weird as the decline of the GOP in USA. A political party that has been important since the time of Lincoln now has no platform, no policy, no guiding … Continue reading

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Riot!

“According to prepared remarks, Pittman told lawmakers that Capitol Police knew two days before the insurrection that militia and White supremacist groups would be at the Capitol on January 6, and some of those people planned to be armed.   … Continue reading

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Is The Republican Party A Terrorist Organization?

Terrorist: “a person who uses unlawful violence and intimidation, especially against civilians, in the pursuit of political aims.” For years now, the Republican Party, the Government of the People party, has declined to rely on the people to choose a … Continue reading

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