Culture

Trinity Western University students walk on campus

Trinity Western University continues to defend anti-gay community covenant

The Supreme Court of Canada, happily, was not moved by Trinity Western University’s claims that they weren’t hurting gay folks. And the Supreme Court was not moved by the claims by TWU that they were free to do as they pleased on the basis of their Christianity…

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Canadian journalism fails at nuance when it comes to jihad

On my view the news media in Canada have, by and large and in the long run, misrepresented the concept of jihad. They have positioned jihad as a form of villainy. In so doing they have portrayed Islam as a peril…

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The Angel Gabriel as depicted by Bernardino de Betto.

Some notes on why jihad is good

If you read Canadian journalists on the topic, you might not understand that jihad has some very nice meanings. Most Canadian journalists seem to commonly misrepresent the concept. It’s not just them, mind you. There’s lots of misrepresentation of jihad to go around…

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There are more ads than articles in the June 2nd BC Edition of the A Section of the Globe and Mail.

Ads versus articles in the Saturday BC Edition of the Globe and Mail, A Section

Here’s the A Section of the Globe and Mail. It’s the BC edition for June 2nd, 2018. There are 19 reports and 5 opinion pieces. I counted the weather section on page 22 as a report, and also the Donkey Kong “Moment” on page 2, but nothing on the cover. The cover is arguably editorial […]

Design

An owl stairs into the snow.

Some thoughts on microblogging with self-hosted WordPress

So I’ve been experimenting with microblogging on Mastadon, micro.blog and Tumblr. I decided it’s time we have our own self-hosted WordPress microblog…

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Illustration, mostly greenish, of Bharat looking into the lens of a camera and holding up his thumb, almost like he's sizing us up.

Bharat’s Pocket Scraps: Jeans, not Genes!

Where we wade into the “new” controversy on genetics and race, and talk about e-cigarettes, food and more

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Illustration, mostly greenish, of Bharat looking into the lens of a camera and holding up his thumb, almost like he's sizing us up.

Bharat’s Pocket Scraps: Jagmeetophobia TV facebook and more

Canadian media is still hung up in the 1980s on Sikhs, is facebook really to blame for polarization, and more!

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Pocket Scraps – Jan and Feb 2018

Convergent evolution, cat mass spectrometers, love jihad and more!

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A well worn drawer of type sits with a wide range of individual type setting pieces sitting on it.

Anadrome, semordnilap and levidrome: a whimsical example of problematic information

How a heartwarming news story about an interesting linguistic phenomenon widely mislead people that there are no words to describe that spell different words when they’re reversed…

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Bharat’s Pocket Scraps Dec 3

Grizzly overpasses, alt-right scariness and more

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Bharat’s Pocket Scraps Nov 24

This shall become a weekly thing again, I decree it so. Universal Family Care As millennials have kids and Baby Boomers live longer, we need to create a new, integrated, flexible way of caring that reflects the financial and cultural realities of 21st century families. Our families deserve the care we need to live full […]

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Bharat’s Pocket Scraps 03-Nov

In which you get a sneak peak at my numbered rant system

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Bharat’s Pocket Scraps October 28

Songbirds and twitter, insects, google and more.

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Bharat’s Pocket Scraps October 13

Two weeks worth of scraps, whales, weinstein and more…

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Bharat’s Pocket Scraps Sep 29

On American colonialism, racism, football and more