Benjamin Morris
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Ben Morris was born and raised in Winnipeg, Manitoba. He currently lives in Calgary, where he studies journalism at SAIT. He loves to follow politics, sports, and pop culture. He is also a long suffering Bomber fan who wishes he was as bad ass as Jack Bauer.

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Why Dissent is Important

(0) Comments | Posted February 24, 2014 | 4:47 PM

You're a prisoner in your own home. Not able to fall asleep from the gunfire down the street, you fear that your house is next. You protested a new law that gave even more power to a despotic government. One of your friends was murdered, another...

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Community Consultation Must be Addressed in October Elections

(0) Comments | Posted September 19, 2013 | 7:28 PM

Many issues will come up when the civic elections happen in October. One important issue that should take a seat front and centre in the campaigns is whether the City cares about public engagement when it comes to new developments that are due to appear right next door to your...

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Trudeau is on the Right Side of Marijuana Debate

(6) Comments | Posted July 26, 2013 | 1:55 PM

When Justin Trudeau announced to a crowd in B.C. that he supported the legalization of marijuana, he took a brave, yet proper stance on the wasteful, and tyrannical war on marijuana. Marijuana criminalization has ruined lives, and has distracted law enforcement into wasting their time and resources on...

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Coming Together as Waters Rise

(0) Comments | Posted June 21, 2013 | 11:21 PM

As I lay here in my home in south Calgary I consider myself lucky and grateful. My home is completely dry, just like my home in Winnipeg back in the Flood of the Century of 1997. Although I was left unscathed I can still feel the confusion, frustration, and shock.

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Redford Tells Albertans Corporatism is More Important Than Education

(4) Comments | Posted March 26, 2013 | 6:59 PM

The Redford government gave Shell, $745 million back in 2012 to build the Quest CCS plant outside Fort Saskatchewan, Alberta. At a time when our budget is operating under a deficit, the Premier is spending our taxpayer money to prop up billion-dollar corporations.
That is what we...

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Addicting Info's Shameful politicizing of Mindy McCready's death

(0) Comments | Posted February 20, 2013 | 4:00 PM

Addicting Info is one of the leading liberal websites that use any story possible to advocate gun control. That was proven on February 19, when they posted a link on their Facebook page with a tag line that reads, "Singer Mindy McCready's Death Highlights Tragic...

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Olivia Culpo and her HuffPost Live Ignorance

(0) Comments | Posted December 26, 2012 | 8:50 PM

You can't expect intelligence from a person whose job is to stand there and look pretty. Miss Universe does not debate string theory with astrophysicists, at universities all over America. So when a newly crowned Miss Universe talks about marijuana, it should come as no surprise when a beauty queen...

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Fischer, Huckabee Shame Christians In Wake Of Newtown Massacre

(1) Comments | Posted December 15, 2012 | 12:57 AM

I, like everyone, was clued to my computer and my TV Friday morning. My heart sat in my stomach as I thought of what the parents, family, and friends of those 20 dead children were going through. I can't imagine my nieces, and nephews lying dead in an elementary school...

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Misplaced Rage Over A Prank Gone Wrong

(4) Comments | Posted December 10, 2012 | 10:25 PM

We live in a world that is sadly uninformed. A world where real issues are ignored simply, because the public likes to place anger on people who don't deserve it, while they continue to be ignorant on issues of grave societal importance.

A radio prank by Australian...

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In Tribute Of Hitch

(1) Comments | Posted December 5, 2012 | 4:00 PM

On December 15th, I will turn 29. Sadly, my birthday will mark the one year anniversary of Christopher Hitchens' death.

I will never be Christopher Hitchens, no one will, but he is a hero of mine. Hitchens had a massive intellect, and his writing skills were exemplary. His work...

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Peace Will Come When Israel's Sins Are Recognized

(2) Comments | Posted November 21, 2012 | 4:41 PM

Whenever Hamas attacks Israel, who responds with the bombing of Gaza, opinions are wide spread. Often they are tainted by racism, xenophobia, and all out insanity. That is a huge problem when you look at America's relationship with Israel, and how many in Washington, and the media, side with the...

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The Callousness of Marijuana Prohibition

(1) Comments | Posted October 22, 2012 | 6:23 PM

It is a video most marijuana advocates have seen. During the 2008 Republican campaign for President, a wheelchair bound man approached Mitt Romney and asked, "...will you arrest me and my doctors if I get medical marijuana?" Romney's response and reaction showed how disgusting of a man he...

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Chris Kluwe's Stance on Marriage is The Right One

(0) Comments | Posted October 16, 2012 | 3:17 PM

Chris Kluwe made news off the football field when he sent a strongly worded letter to Emmett C Burns, a state delegate in Maryland, who condemned Brandon Ayanbadejo's stance for marriage equality. He is at it again with a You Tube video that voices support against...

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From Someone Who's Been There, Bullying Has Gone Way Too Far

(0) Comments | Posted October 12, 2012 | 5:04 PM

Most people, at one time have been bullied. Some people shrug it off, learn the lessons and move on. The strongest ones use those bullies as inspiration to do what they want to do with their lives. Unfortunately, that doesn't always happen and young girls like Amanda Todd...

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