Not part of the Iraq Plan

Not that there was ever a plan for the post-war Iraq. That much has been made terribly obvious. But I bet this wasn’t how Cheney, Bush and friends anticipated things would turn out. Iraq has signed its first major oil deal with a foreign company since the fall of Saddam Hussein’s regime, a spokesman for […]

Calculating Commuting Costs for Victoria BC

This is a followup to my previous post: Calculating Commuting Costs on Vancouver Island. You can read the reasoning behind it, the methods and what not at the last post… this is simply a continuation showing costs of commuting to Victoria. Again, given the rapidity of the rise happening, and going to happen in the […]

Germanys’ Last WW1 vet dies

It is a day that should go down into history, but likely won’t at least not with any fanfare. On January 1, 2008, Erich Kastner, the last remaining soldier who fought for the German Imperial Army during the First World War died. (CBC) Unlike the “winning” side… Germans don’t celebrate or even commemorate their war […]