In case you can’t fall asleep, don’t indulge in caffeine. These problems by Arnold(PDF) will do the job.

Trembling is the very opening of Arnold’s trivium: “The standard of mathematical culture is failing…”

Download PDF here, courtesy of Montana Uni.

Quoted 2018 BC referendum on electoral reform by William BorixWilliam Borix (William Borix)
My vote on the 2018 electoral reform referendum has been cast and mailed to @electionsbc. I voted for adopting a proportional representation of elected officials and parties. #BCReferendum #bcpoli #vote

As a follow-up to my previous post, the referendum results were announced. The proportional representation system has been defeated in favor of the current first-past-post system, an archaic voting method where freedom is a privilege to a caste of few, rather than the society at large.

Header photo: Screenshot from https://electionsbcca.blob.core.windows.net/electionsbcca/referendum/results.html


Replicated from a tweet by @marnanel, and it checks out! Note the highlighted:

CC-BY-NC-ND 2018 itheorist. Facebook’s IPv6 address ($ host facebook.com)


And lest you forget to add that Marco Polo plagiarized spaghetti from noodles.


Following Mr. Beech’s reply that he is unable to sponsor the petition I am drafting to ban the Rising Sun Flag, I have forwarded my request for sponsorship to Ms. Jenny Kwan, NDP MP, hoping we can get the petition going.

Here’s my letter to Ms. Kwan:

Dear Ms. Kwan,

I would like to request your support in the form of sponsorship for an e-petition I intend to file with the House of Commons to have the Rising Sun Flag, a symbol of Japanese fascism, banned from public display throughout Canada.

Earlier today, as I was driving along Boundary Rd., a car passed by me. I couldn’t help notice a decal with the Japanese flag on its trunk and felt offended for three reasons. First, I come from a family of anti-fascist veterans who fought Nazi-fascism in WWII and experienced painful losses. Second, half of my current family is of Chinese origins and they still recall the horrendous crimes (such as the Rape of Nanjing, for awareness of which I have been advocating among my peers since 2012) committed by Japanese fascists under the ostentatious display of the Rising Sun Flag. Third, that Japanese symbol is an ideological cousin of the Nazi symbol and, therefore, ought not to be allowed for display in our free country.

I intend to submit my e-petition soon, in light of our Remembrance Day, and I would appreciate your sponsorship and support to put an end to the memory of zealotry and fascism in this country of ours by uprooting the very symbols that beget destruction.

I look forward to your response and support. I am also open to create the petition together with your office.


William Borix
in the District of North Vancouver, BC


The Canadian identity did pick up over a century ago.

In Trudeau’s words back in 1970, and in a slightly different, but related, context:

Canada remains one of the most wholesome and humane lands on this Earth.

(Photo: Instagram, @carolin63)


It’s very simple. Ask one of the anti-vaccine proponents to visit, say, the African meningitis belt for a cup of coffee.