Tag Archives: Perceptions by Gerry Warner

Are we marching dangerously over a marijuana cliff?

Perceptions by Gerry Warner On April 1 this year the rules for prescribing medical marijuana across Canada are going to change and that’s no joke depending on your point of view. After April Fools Day, the only thing between you … > Read More

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Obits for the death of the newspaper industry are a bit premature

Perceptions by Gerry Warner “All the news that’s fit to print.” That famous motto has been trumpeted in the upper left hand corner of the masthead of the New York Times since 1896. It was put there by Times publisher … > Read More

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Could the Turing Test mean a cloudy future?

Perceptions by Gerry Warner “The future ain’t what it used to be.” So said Yogi Berra many years ago and the famous Yankee catcher had it about right in his inimitable way, but I think even Yogi would be hard … > Read More

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Saying no to our oil dependency is rank hypocrisy

Perceptions by Gerry Warner So the oil will flow! Surely, you weren’t surprised? This week’s decision giving the go-ahead to the Enbridge Northern Gateway pipeline was about as predictable as another Stephen Harper arper arper “no comment” on the Senate … > Read More

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An ode to the death of a once great institution

Perceptions by Gerry Warner “Neither snow nor rain nor heat nor gloom of night stays these couriers from the swift completion of their appointed rounds.” You know, there’s almost a tear in my eye as I read the evocative words … > Read More

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This isn’t cold for those who remember 1950

Perceptions by Gerry Warner Cold enough for you? Don’t complain. In the past, it’s been much colder than this and I’m not talking about the last Ice Age. Being the weather nut that I am, I have some records from … > Read More

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The paradox of global warming and Elizabeth Lake

Perceptions by Gerry Warner Climate change and global warming may be a fact as far as climate scientists are concerned, but so far this winter you could have fooled me as I enjoyed two glorious days skating this week on … > Read More

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Are we alone in the universe?

Perceptions by Gerry Warner Another comet is approaching Earth. Comet Lulin, named for the telescope observatory in Taiwan where it was first observed, is streaking through our inner solar system and can be seen to the east with binoculars just … > Read More

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Canada’s aging society and its implications

Perceptions by Gerry Warner We are an aging society. Not much news in that, but how many of us realize just how old our society is getting? It may come as a shock to many to realize that in less … > Read More

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Harper and Ford – both will go

Perceptions by Gerry Warner “Politics, the art of the possible,” said Chancellor Otto von Bismarck. Count von Bismarck uttered this classic phrase in 1867, the year of Canadian Confederation. But if the venerable Count could see the sad state of … > Read More

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