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The Life and Times of Donald F. Simmons


CFI on the cover of EYE!

The cover story of EYE Weekly today is about the Center of Inquiry and its head, my friend Justin Trottier! There's a few annoying bits but generally the article is quite favourable to CFI, atheists, and the Extraordinary Claims campaign, coming soon to a TTC bus near you. Read the article here.


Call the Mayor! About anything!

Like EYE Weekly argues this week, Rob Ford seems to be governing in a pure populist mode. If people say "We do/don't like this" he acts on that, whether is makes sense or not.

If that's the case, then we all need to let him know what we think. You can reach the mayor's office 416-397-3673 or by email at mayor_ford@toronto.ca

I just phoned them and talked to a guy about the 5 cent bag tax (which I support) and he said he tallied me on that. I also expressed concern about the possible cuts to the public library book allocation budget. I'm going to do this whenever a civic issue that I do/don't support comes up, and I encourage everyone to do the same. Maybe it'll actually work.