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Sun Jan 26, 2014 at 05:44 PM PST

J. Edgar Hoover or Harper?

by PatMcDowell

I was reading this column in the New Yorker written by  Margaret Talbot - Opened Files when it struck me how similar the J. Edgar Hoover FBI with its COINTELPRO operation are the pronouncements of the Harper government with regard to environmental activists.

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Wed Feb 06, 2013 at 12:56 PM PST

My Brother Died Today

by PatMcDowell

It started with shortness of breath and ended with a full-out major medical press, sadly unsuccessful. Please make allowances for me, as I was not always at the sessions where the doctors explained what was happening, so have received much of the information at least third-hand, and through a cloud of pain and emotion.

I started this post on December 18th but had to put it aside to gain some perspective.

See you after the orange thingie...

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