Martin-Pierre Frenette

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Martin-Pierre Frenette

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A new generational event?

I have been obsessed since I was young with generational events: single events that have a major domino effect over a whole generation.

We are talking about a single moment that people of a generation will remember as the first major event which re-shaped the world of their parents into their own.

At the begining of the century, the Assassination of ArchDuke Ferdinand was one such event: The world had been escalating in a militarized build-up and over-complexifying alliances and that build-up over a whole generation unwound at that particular moment which kicked off The Great Was (we now know ...

Apr 10, 2020 in Blog

Religious loopholes and the lone wolf problem

One of the big questions frequently asked after a terrorist attack is simply: “Is Islam a violent religion?” with many people shouting on both sides of the answer. I don't believe so, here is my take on the situation.
Jul 18, 2016 in Blog

The worst person of the 20th century: Thomas Midgley JR.

When you ask most people who the worst person of the 20th Century, you often get similar answers: Adolph Hilter, Joseph Stalin, Slobodan Milosevich or other fascist dictators who committed mass killings. I want offer another name to the list: Thomas Midgley Jr. Who? You ask? Read one, this one is a big one…
Jul 17, 2016 in Blog

Why I respect the law when I ride my bicycle

A lot of cyclists get bad rap for skipping stops and even running red lights. I strongly feel that this isn’t just illegal, it’s plain stupid and dangerous and as a result, with the 2 exceptions noted below, you will never see me fail to stop at an intersection with a red light or a stop without making my mandatory stop.
Sep 06, 2015 in Blog

The Muscial chair of stolen mirrors

Scooters have 2 mirrors and they are not locked in any way. Sometimes, when you dropped your scooter, the mirror on that side would break, forcing you to buy a new one. In reality, most 3rd year of High School students didn’t want to admit to their parents that they didn’t take good care of their scooter, so instead, they would steal a mirror from an unattended scooter.
Mar 23, 2014 in Blog