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Peter Dearman is a Canadian teaching English and living in Taiwan. He is concerned about the generally high level of bad things happening in the world today, especially on the matters of depleted uranium, repression in Burma, stolen elections, organ harvesting, Islamophobia, aspartame, sugar, species depletion, animal abuse, ocean pollution, helium depletion and probably some other things too, like 9/11.
He holds a Bachelor of Science with honours (major in Biology) from Acadia University, a Graduate Diploma in Journalism from Concordia University and a Certificate in Teaching English to Young Learners from Trinity College of London.
He was editor or co-editor of the Acadia University student newspaper, Athenaeum, for two years and chair or co-chair of the Acadia Environmental Society student group for three years. He is a past member of the Council of Canadians.
Duh, but isn't this how electronic voting should be done?
Why trust private companies to provide secure, standard "voting machines" when factory-sealed standard PCs are widely available, and open-source software could be run on them to achieve the same effect without having to trust any particular companies?
Why isn't sepak takraw an Olympic event?
Now that China dominates the gold medal tally, it may be even less likely we will see one of Asia's fastest growing and most exciting team sports added to the Games.
Monday, August 4, 2008(8 comments)
Harvesting the Olympics
Exploring the connections between the Olympics, Organ Harvesting, Falun Gong and China's Reeducation Through Labor (RTL) system of extra-judicial punishment.
Sunday, December 23, 2007(36 comments)
Icelandic woman chained on arrival at JFK for 1995 overstay
She was chained, fingerprinted, publicly humiliated and denied sleep and phone calls for 24 hours. Though reported in IHT and AFP, this story was ignored by major media, and its authenticity was questioned in the blogosphere by many anonymous commenters.
Sunday, October 14, 2007(10 comments)
Burma coverage teaches us Goebbels' Corollary
If you tell the truth seldom enough, and without conviction, the people will not believe it. The mainstream media machine is failing to fairly report the current news from Burma/Myanmar; it is also covering its own ass against exactly this accusation.
Friday, August 10, 2007
It is a question a child would ask. Why did America have to nuke the Japanese two times instead of one?
Wednesday, August 8, 2007
Unknown Terror of DU (review)
'Unknown Terror of DU Iraqi children now' is a documentary made by two Japanese photojournalists who were in Iraq during the second invasion. They used a geiger counter to gather evidence of widespread and rampant use of depleted uranium munitions by U.S. forces.