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Ben Babcock

I read, write, code, and knit.

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Tolerating intolerance is always a bad look

A local organization called the Urban Abbey is allowing an anti-abortion film to be screened in its space. This is not about free speech. It's about bad decisions.

An open letter to Thunder Bay city councillors re: library cuts

What follows is a letter I emailed to city councillors Albert Aiello, Mark Bentz, and Brian Hamilton.

Dear Councillors,

I'm writing to convey my dismay and disappointment regarding your stances on the operation of the Thunder Bay Public Library, as reported in the TBNewsWatch article of Jan 26, "City council

We are not the enemy

Tomorrow my local district of OSSTF, the Ontario Secondary School Teacher’s Federation, is holding its strike vote. This vote determines whether we union members give our leadership a mandate to engage in job action, once we are in a legal position to do so, if they feel it is warranted.…

Supercut

"And in my head / The visions never stop / … There's just a supercut." (I know it's a song about love and loss, but I still love supercuts, mmkay?)

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