Jake Heller

Fin?

May 1st, 2012  |  by  |  published in Featured, Jake Heller

Fin?

Hi everyone, Me here. This pains me to write, but I think that we need to take a break. We’ve been forcing this for some time now and have been straining ourselves. Many of us have stretched our commitments too thin. Our debates have become leaner, our conversations less exhilarating, and our participation has waned… Bloguments […]

Should Canada adopt mandatory voting?

June 13th, 2011  |  by  |  published in Democracy, Featured, head2head, Jake Heller, Jason Tan de Bibiana

Should Canada adopt mandatory voting?

Get Out the (choice to) Vote! By: Jake Heller Jake Heller Speaking at the Empire Club last week, President of the Liberal Party of Canada Alfred Apps suggested that Canada should adopt mandatory voting. Alongside a US-style primary voting system and online voting, mandatory voting would strengthen Canadian democracy, Apps said. Australia forces its citizens […]

God is what happens when humans are connected

June 7th, 2011  |  by  |  published in Blogs, Jake Heller, Religion, Technology

Why I want bloguments to succeed. The talk of #pdf11 so far. Incredible.  

3 Months In

May 30th, 2011  |  by  |  published in Blogs, General, Jake Heller, Media, Technology

Three months in and the future of bloguments By: Jake Heller Jake Heller Since bloguments launched three months ago, nearly two thousand of you have stopped by to learn, to laugh, or to share your thoughts on a whole host of topics. From Jason and Andrew’s inaugural debate on government-subsidized prescription drugs for refugees to […]

Is ‘sexting’ a crime?

April 10th, 2011  |  by  |  published in Featured, head2head, Human Rights, Jake Heller, Katie Burrell, Technology

Is 'sexting' a crime?

Don’t criminalize teenage sexuality By: Katie Burrell Katie Burrell Teenage sexuality levels are at an all-time high, and adults are terrified. Teens’ reckless horniness, partnered with modern technology, has introduced “sexting” to our young generation: teenagers sending nude photographs of themselves to one another in an expression of 1. love for the recipient of the […]

Rick’s Rant: Vote

April 2nd, 2011  |  by  |  published in Democracy, Jake Heller, Politics

For all of us young Canadians in the bloguments community:

EDITorial: A Case Against Our Attack on Libya

March 22nd, 2011  |  by  |  published in EDITorial, Human Rights, Jake Heller

EDITorial: A Case Against Our Attack on Libya

Overview Last Friday, the United Nations Security Council passed a historic resolution authorizing the international community to use “all necessary measures” to protect Libyans from Muammar Gaddafi’s onslaught. Three days later, the messianism seems to be subsiding, and some people are straight pissed off. Should we be intervening in Libya? Goran Tomasevic/Reuters The Proposition By: […]

Interventions are not wars, but they bear similar costs

March 22nd, 2011  |  by  |  published in Blogs, Democracy, Jake Heller

Interventions are not wars, but they bear similar costs

By: Jake Heller Originally conceived as an EDITorial response, but I just kept going… Sure, we should have intervened in Rwanda and in Darfur. Sure, some global powers abstained when asked to vote on UN Security Council Resolution 1973 (which authorized intervention in Libya by “all necessary measures”). And sure, the Arab League went back […]

Michael Moore in Manitoba

March 17th, 2011  |  by  |  published in Business, Jake Heller

Michael Moore in Manitoba

We want to know what you think about this: The second-largest mining company in the world, Vale, has decided to close a nickel smelter and refinery in Thompson, Manitoba despite recently receiving a $1-billion (yes, billion) loan from the Canadian federal government. According to The Globe and Mail, Vale “received the loan last fall after […]

What the New York Times paywall says about Canada

March 17th, 2011  |  by  |  published in Blogs, Business, Jake Heller, Media

What the New York Times paywall says about Canada

By: Jake Heller Today, the greatest experiment in recent publishing history began. The New York Times, the most revered news organization in the world, erected (hehe) a paywall on its website. Much has already been made of this decision to charge for online content (the most interesting commentary I’ve read is here and here), but […]

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