Chris Shaw Feed http://vanobs.vanobs03.ct.coop/contributor_content/42 en Mission in Afghanistan is "doomed" and a "waste," says George Galloway http://vanobs.vanobs03.ct.coop/blogs/afghanistan/2010/11/23/mission-afghanistan-doomed-and-waste-says-george-galloway A capacity crowd of over 1000 people&nbsp;filled St. Andrew's-Wesley church last night as former British M.P George Galloway berated the Canadian government for barring his entry into Canada and...<p><a href="http://vanobs.vanobs03.ct.coop/blogs/afghanistan/2010/11/23/mission-afghanistan-doomed-and-waste-says-george-galloway" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Afghanistan News World Middle East Politics George Galloway Hamas Israeli-Palestinian conflict Jason Kenney Palestine Wed, 24 Nov 2010 03:46:00 +0000 Chris Shaw 5517 at http://vanobs.vanobs03.ct.coop Eight Billion Dollars Got Canadians High on the Olympics. Was it Money Well Spent? http://vanobs.vanobs03.ct.coop/blogs/olympicsretort/2010/03/05/eight-billion-dollars-got-canadians-high-olympics-was-it-money-well The costs of the Olympics were absurdly higher than VANOC or any level of government was ready to admit. The final number will come in north of $8 billion. How much north we may never know due to a r<p><a href="http://vanobs.vanobs03.ct.coop/blogs/olympicsretort/2010/03/05/eight-billion-dollars-got-canadians-high-olympics-was-it-money-well" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Olympics Retort Summing up 7 plus years in a few words Sat, 06 Mar 2010 06:09:00 +0000 Chris Shaw 3357 at http://vanobs.vanobs03.ct.coop Olympic Nation http://vanobs.vanobs03.ct.coop/blogs/olympicsretort/2010/03/02/olympic-nation I don't much like my country these days, indeed haven't for the last week or so.&nbsp; Is it simply a case of me being an anti-Olympic no-fun grinch?&nbsp; Maybe. &nbsp; Or maybe it’s something else...<p><a href="http://vanobs.vanobs03.ct.coop/blogs/olympicsretort/2010/03/02/olympic-nation" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Olympics Retort Olympics Wed, 03 Mar 2010 13:48:00 +0000 Chris Shaw 3327 at http://vanobs.vanobs03.ct.coop In the End, the Olympics Are a Multi-Billion Dollar Bash http://vanobs.vanobs03.ct.coop/olympics/2010/02/22/end-olympics-are-multi-billion-dollar-bash When it's all said and done, the International Olympic Committee (IOC) is&nbsp;sure to declare the Vancouver Olympics the best Games, as they do for the Games wherever they take place. But much of...<p><a href="http://vanobs.vanobs03.ct.coop/olympics/2010/02/22/end-olympics-are-multi-billion-dollar-bash" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Olympics 2010 Olympic Games Canada drunkeness Olympic Own the Podium revelry taxpayer burdens Tue, 23 Feb 2010 05:24:00 +0000 Chris Shaw 3225 at http://vanobs.vanobs03.ct.coop Olympic Battle Rattle: The Rules of Engagement Have Already Been Written http://vanobs.vanobs03.ct.coop/blogs/olympicsretort/2010/02/03/olympic-battle-rattle-rules-engagement-have-already-been-written The question is not whether opposing elements will meet in the streets. The question is what happens when they do?<p><a href="http://vanobs.vanobs03.ct.coop/blogs/olympicsretort/2010/02/03/olympic-battle-rattle-rules-engagement-have-already-been-written" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Olympics Retort Olympics City anit-Olympics dissent Integrated Security Unit ISU Olympics protest Thu, 04 Feb 2010 03:02:00 +0000 Chris Shaw 3024 at http://vanobs.vanobs03.ct.coop Thanks to the Olympics, Second Class Citizens in our Own City http://vanobs.vanobs03.ct.coop/blogs/olympicsretort/2010/01/27/thanks-olympics-second-class-citizens-our-own-city Here's the final installment of the District of North Vancouver's response to me about why Olympic corporate sponsors could use Distirct property to promote themselves. &nbsp;Dr. Shaw: Sorry for the...<p><a href="http://vanobs.vanobs03.ct.coop/blogs/olympicsretort/2010/01/27/thanks-olympics-second-class-citizens-our-own-city" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Olympics Retort Olympics Guess what? You don't count. Thu, 28 Jan 2010 03:30:00 +0000 Chris Shaw 2974 at http://vanobs.vanobs03.ct.coop Signs, Snow, Whistler Bankruptcy, and Other Olympic-Sized Misadventures and Malfunctions http://vanobs.vanobs03.ct.coop/blogs/olympicsretort/2010/01/22/signs-snow-whistler-bankruptcy-and-other-olympic-sized-misadventures We learned this week that Fortress, the company that acquired Whistler-Blackcomb from a bankrupt Intrawest, is now in default to its creditors. The news sparked speculation that the resort might clos<p><a href="http://vanobs.vanobs03.ct.coop/blogs/olympicsretort/2010/01/22/signs-snow-whistler-bankruptcy-and-other-olympic-sized-misadventures" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Olympics Retort Commentary Olympics 2010 Games Cypress Mountain fake snow John Furlong manufacturing snow mayor of North Vancouver Olympics ski jump Skiing Sat, 23 Jan 2010 06:29:00 +0000 Chris Shaw 2950 at http://vanobs.vanobs03.ct.coop Medical Research at UBC to Grind to a Virtual Halt During Olympic Games http://vanobs.vanobs03.ct.coop/blogs/olympicsretort/2010/01/21/medical-research-ubc-grind-virtual-halt-during-olympic-games And what do I think of this? I think it's pathological.<p><a href="http://vanobs.vanobs03.ct.coop/blogs/olympicsretort/2010/01/21/medical-research-ubc-grind-virtual-halt-during-olympic-games" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Olympics Retort Olympics medical research Olympics research University of British Columbia Fri, 22 Jan 2010 05:30:00 +0000 Chris Shaw 2937 at http://vanobs.vanobs03.ct.coop Our Time to Shine? http://vanobs.vanobs03.ct.coop/blogs/olympicsretort/2010/01/19/our-time-shine Some predictions for February's Olympic circus<p><a href="http://vanobs.vanobs03.ct.coop/blogs/olympicsretort/2010/01/19/our-time-shine" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Olympics Retort Olympics predictions for 2010 Wed, 20 Jan 2010 07:50:00 +0000 Chris Shaw 2914 at http://vanobs.vanobs03.ct.coop Winter of Discontent http://vanobs.vanobs03.ct.coop/blogs/olympicsretort/2010/01/11/winter-discontent With the consumer frenzy of the holidays now past and the grey drizzly skies of January above us, many seem to have descended into their own winter of discontent.&nbsp;&nbsp; &nbsp; In part, the...<p><a href="http://vanobs.vanobs03.ct.coop/blogs/olympicsretort/2010/01/11/winter-discontent" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Olympics Retort Commentary Politics Olympics Tue, 12 Jan 2010 13:49:00 +0000 Chris Shaw 2860 at http://vanobs.vanobs03.ct.coop