Good legalese, immigration, Lord Black, and Anaheim.
Legal Sanity · Check out Contributor Agreement by Mike Dillon, who’s Sun’s General Counsel (i.e. head lawyer). People complain about legalese, lawyer says “OK”, it gets fixed. Eben Moglen, get a clue.
Not Born Here · Via the BBC: One-fifth of Canadians immigrants. And here in Vancouver, it’s a whole lot more than 20%; the last tally I heard said that 46% of the city’s residents weren’t born in Canada.
I try to judge by the evidence, and on the evidence, immigration is a very good thing.
78 Months · It looks like that’s the sentence for Conrad Black. I've mixed feelings about this; like most Canadians, I have long loathed Mr. Black for his lecturing tone, towering arrogance, and unbearably-pompous writing style. I’ve also loathed his wife Barbara Amiel for over twenty years, since she was an newspaper writer in Toronto, reciting the dogma: we should slash social benefits and labour laws to motivate the poor to work harder, and simultaneously slash taxes and otherwise send money to the rich to motivate them to work harder.
It seems pretty clear that Lord Black (what a pathetic thing to do, sliming into the British House of Lords) was pretty well guilty as charged. He provides further evidence that extreme right-wingers are, by and large, scummy greed-heads.
But still, years in jail? Figuring out some way to strip him of his ill-gotten gains and make him go out and live among ordinary people would be much better poetic justice.