• Environment

    Save Your Town from Wildfire

    Wildfires are frightening, dangerous and devastating, but municipalities, volunteer fire fighters and individuals can stop them in their tracks. There are ways to do it although very few towns and residents have taken the necessary steps. Let’s start with municipalities. The key thing they should think about is how to beat back the coniferous forests around most interior British Columbia an Northern Alberta towns. They should zone a half mile area around the town as a greenbelt suitable for orchards, vineyards, irrigated pasturage and golf courses. One approach is to use the town’s sewage effluent on irrigated pasturage. Vineyards with overhead irrigation are impervious to wildfire and incentives should be…

  • History,  Race

    The German Engineer who Defeated Germany

    Most people think Germany had the best engineers in WWII and so they’re not surprised at the V2 rocket, Tiger tank and the Me262 jet fighter. But they point out America had the best piston-engine fighter, the North American P-51. Well, no, it turns out that was also a German engineering project. I’m stretching that description a little, but not as much as you might think. The plane was designed and built by North American Aviation and the President of the company was the noted engineer, James H. (Dutch) Kindelberger. His nickname referred to his descent from German (Deutsch) immigrants from Nothweiler, a tiny municipality in the Südwestpfalz district of…

  • History

    The SOE, Churchill’s Devious Scheme

    To understand how clever and inhumane was the Special Operations Executive (SOE), one has to flip back the calendar to the Franco-Prussian war of 1870-71. The surprising defeat of the French army at Sedan and capture of Napoleon III Sept. 2, 1870 resulted in shock and consternation in the rest of France. Members of shooting clubs vowed to continue the war by other means. In this they were aided by the Chassepot rifle, a breach loading weapon with an effective range of 1,500 metres (4,900 feet). This allowed them to snipe at German columns from a considerable distance. The response of the German army was ferocious. They summarily executed captured…

  • Politics,  Race

    Progressives, This is Your Fault!

    The rioting, arson and looting in eastern South Africa is in its sixth day, as I write. The death toll, mostly from the crushing of mobs, is estimated at 72. No doubt the actual number is higher because civil services are no longer working. Stores have been looted, transport trucks looted, malls have been looted and set on fire. More than 100 mobile phone towers have been destroyed. Police have been attacked. Hospitals looted. Yes, this is what anarchy looks like and it ain’t pretty. So, who’s to blame? What person or persons are responsible for setting the Zulu nation on the warpath against its Indian, Coloured and White neighbours?…

  • A Canadian Vaccine Certificate
    Culture,  Nationalism

    Nationalists Should Love Vaccine Passports

    Libertarians, Conservatives and Nationalists in the United States and Canada have been demonstrating against Vaccine passports. They believe getting a Covid-19, or other vaccine document, will allow the state to regulate their lives. They’re missing the point. Firstly, the word “passport” is more significant than they realize. Vaccine travel documents aren’t new—the one illustrated is from 1969—and for decades were carried with an actual passport to allow entry into countries where various diseases were endemic and vaccinations were mandatory. The Government of Canada, Department of Health and Welfare, Quarantine Service, issued documents called “International Certificates of Vaccination.” These had the name of the person they were issued to on the…