Saturday, October 21, 2017

Dean Martin ''Houston''


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Rascal Flatts ''Life is a Highway''

LyricStreet

 Related: Sean Hannity 10/20/17 | SPECIAL - VEGAS STRONG | Fox News October 20, 2017

Thousands attend Vegas Strong concert at Orleans Arena

Iraq war veteran Corey Keller is invited onstage by Big & Rich at the Orleans Arena during a benefit concert to honor the victims of the Oct. 1 mass shooting, Thursday, Oct. 19, 2017. photo: Wade Vandervort
 
Less than three weeks after the largest mass shooting in modern U.S. history took place at a packed Las Vegas country music festival, another valley country show with thousands of attendees on Thursday worked to find healing.

"You've shown that there are people in this community with great big hearts," said John Rich of country duo Big & Rich at the “Vegas Strong: A Night of Healing” event at the Orleans Arena. "You may never be in a room with so many heroes around you ever again."

"We will not stay down and out,” Rich added to the crowd of nearly 6,000 attendees...https://lasvegassun.com/news/2017/oct/20/great-big-hearts-country-music-stars-bring-healing/

Woman singing, dancing, and throwing Burka

Friday, October 20, 2017

The Tragically Hip ''Man Machine Poem Tour''


Goat-Herding Dog Refuses To Leave Flock Behind In California Fire. Goats and Dog Live!

Youngest World Leader Bans George Soros’s Foundations From Austria




31-year-old Sebastian Kurz, Austria’s youngest ever leader, has told colleagues that action must be taken immediately, after news broke that George Soros has donated $18 billion of his $24 billion dollar fortune to his Open Society Foundation.

The situation has become critical,” Kurz said. “Soros is throwing everything he has behind his push for global control. Misinformation and media manipulation has already increased exponentially overnight. We have no room for complacency.

Kurz, a self-described truther who says he was “red pilled” by the 9/11 film Loose Change, claims that he understands the Soros agenda, and “there is no way in hell this country will be his fifth victim.”...http://www.usnp.today/youngest-world-leader-bans-george-soross-foundations-austria/


Majestic South Dakota tornadic supercell caught on camera by Marko Korosec

Could scientists create dragons using CRISPR gene editing?

Thursday, October 19, 2017

Abba ''The Winner Takes It All''


🕊Freedom and happiness🕊 Canadian goose

Leaked Bilderberg Speech Details Illuminati Depopulation Agenda

By: Sasha Sutton

The Bilderberg Group and its annual meetings are surrounded by controversy and conspiracy theories as over 100 of the world’s politicians and elite individuals flock to the conference in the Netherlands.

But with the event remaining strictly classified, speculation of an Illuminati agenda and plots of mass depopulation may be confirmed by the shocking details in an alleged leaked closing speech from this year’s meeting...https://peoplestrustmalaysia.wordpress.com/2015/03/30/leaked-bilderberg-speech-details-illuminati-depopulation-agenda/

Related: The current people and companies associated with "The Bilderberg Group"
The Bilderberg Group and its annual meetings are surrounded by controversy and conspiracy theories as over 100 of the world’s politicians and elite individuals flock to the conference in the Netherlands. But with the event remaining strictly classified, speculation of an Illuminati agenda and plots of mass depopulation may be confirmed by the shocking details in an alleged leaked closing speech from this year's meeting.

Read more at: http://www.nnettle.com/news/1307-leaked-bilderberg-speech-details-illuminati-depopulation-agenda
© Neon Nettle

Tuesday, October 17, 2017

Levon Helm ''Ophelia''


Tskeshi Kawaguchi

NIBIRU ALMOST ON US? 'Sky and sun change colour in sign of Planet X and end of the world'

PUBLISHED: 14:29, Mon, Oct 16, 2017

So-called Nibiru conspiracy theorists claim life on earth is at risk from the close pass of the legendary Planet X system.

Nibiru, or Planet X as it is also known, is a theorised mini solar system consisting on a sun and some planets and moons which is alleged to be lurking on the edge of our solar system with a 3,600 year orbit of the sun.

Nibiru believers are convinced the "rogue planet" is making its way from the outer solar system inwards, where it will wreak havoc on Earth as it passes at about four million miles away, but would cause the poles to switch and great earthquakes and volcanic eruptions.
October has been given by believers as the month this will happen...http://www.express.co.uk/news/weird/867093/Nibiru-Planet-X-end-of-the-world-sky-change-colour-red-sun

 
Health and Natural Life

Friday, October 13, 2017

Santa Rosa fire - tweets

Jogging with some friends

Aaron Judge and Jose Altuve go head-to-head in ALCS

 Aaron Judge
Shanna Lockwood/USA TODAY Sports 

Andrew Marchand ESPN Senior Writer:
HOUSTON -- At 6-foot-7 and nearly 300 pounds, it is not easy for Yankees rookie right fielder Aaron Judge to hide, but that is what he was able to do against the Cleveland Indians in the American League Division Series. The fact that the New York Yankees won their ALDS in dramatic fashion allowed for Judge's historically bad hitting performance to be somewhat shielded.

That won't last, especially because much of the focus heading into the American League Championship Series is on the top two American League MVP candidates, Judge and Houston Astros second baseman, Jose Altuve, who at 5-6 is just slightly smaller. Judge is not focusing on any personal battles.

"It is about the Astros versus the Yankees," Judge said...http://www.espn.com/mlb/player/_/id/33192/aaron-judge

Jose Altuve

 Troy Taormina / USA TODAY Sports / Reuters
 

Altuve, the Houston Astros’s 27-year-old second baseman, is the shortest player in baseball, listed at 5 feet 6 inches and sometimes presumed to be even smaller. He is also the frontrunner for the American League MVP award, fresh off a season in which he won his third AL batting title in four years and led the league in Baseball-Reference’s player value metric, wins above replacement...https://www.theatlantic.com/entertainment/archive/2017/10/jose-altuve-baseballs-unlikeliest-superstar/542139/

This singing technique called "kulning" is an ancient Swedish herdingcall.

Thursday, October 12, 2017

“Rita Chiarelli, Canada's Blues Queen!”



Siegfried Kopf

Also see: Breakfast At Midnight by Rita Chiarelli on Spotify

All the president’s pets: Putin household celebrates new arrival

FILE PHOTO: Russian President Vladimir Putin looks at his dog Koni, during the meeting with Germany’s Federal Chancellor Angela Merkel © Axel Schmidt / AFP  
The president of Turkmenistan has presented Vladimir Putin with a belated birthday gift following their summit Wednesday – a home-bred Turkmen shepherd dog.

The Russian president, who celebrated his 65th birthday Saturday, had been meeting his Turkmen counterpart Kurbanguly Berdymukhamedov in Sochi to discuss energy markets when he was presented with the breed known as an ‘alabai.’

Native to Central Asia, the dog is officially listed as part of Turkmenistan’s national heritage and is traditionally used by shepherds to protect their flocks.
READ MORE: Holiday spirit: 12yo girl asks Putin for husky puppy for New Year…and gets it!
The alabai becomes the third pet in the Putin household, and another in a series of gifts presented by foreign leaders...https://www.rt.com/news/406393-putin-pet-turkmen-shepherd-dog/

Dogs Can Read Human Minds? Is it True?

cutepuppiesnow.com:

Dogs and humans have very similar societal systems. We both reside in tight-knit households (or packs) who protect one another and are extremely loyal. The greater they anticipated our ideas and feelings, the more they have been rewarded with food, shelter, and affection.

Although researchers now accept that puppies, and other Animals can really experience real emotions like anxiety, fear, and anger; they nevertheless do not take that manimals have a sense of self and therefore are capable of complex secondary emotions. Instead, the scientists think that animals are incapable of understanding the feelings of other people around them. With a sense of self, they state, secondary emotions, such as jealousy or compassion (what a dreadful situation that person/other puppy is in) are hopeless.

A team of animal behavior experts and psychologists in the Universities of Lincoln and Sao Paulo revealed dogs shape abstract mental representations of positive and negative emotional states, rather than simply displaying learned behaviors...https://www.cutepuppiesnow.com/dogs-can-read-human-minds-is-it-true/

Tuesday, October 10, 2017

India Man Plants Forest Bigger Than Central Park to Save His Island

Since 1979, Jadav Payeng has been planting hundreds of trees on an Indian island threatened by erosion. In this film, photographer Jitu Kalita traverses Payeng’s home—the largest river island in the world—and reveals the touching story of how this modern-day Johnny Appleseed turned an eroding desert into a wondrous oasis... http://video.nationalgeographic.com/video/short-film-showcase/india-man-plants-forest-bigger-than-central-park-to-save-his-island



Dogs of Saskatoon: Jack

Jack the dog plays Frisbee in the backyard with his owner Sarah Clark in Saskatoon. Kayle Neis / Saskatoon StarPhoenix...Continue reading about a dog named Jack

3 white wolves

Saturday, October 7, 2017

'I was afraid to go to bed at night': Giant spiders invade Cape Breton homes

By Hal Higgins, CBC News
  Posted: Oct 06, 2017 7:00 AM

 A giant house spider is held by Nova Scotia Museum biologist Calum Ewing. (Calum Ewing) 









As Halloween approaches, many people are preparing for creepy, uninvited guests to drop by their home. But for weeks now, Cape Breton resident Dale Capstick has been enduring nightly visits from unwelcome and very large eight-legged creatures.

"Very frightening," says Capstick, as she describes spiders the size of a human palm and that run with lightning speed. "We always see them along the baseboard, occasionally crawling up the door trim."

Since August, she and her husband have seen about three dozen of the spiders at their home in the Nova Scotia community of Coxheath. After searching the internet, she learned they are Eratigena atrica, commonly known as giant house spiders...http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/nova-scotia/spiders-scary-infestation-harmless-1.4340086

There was always a calm before the storm

https://imgur.com/gallery/ab8Re

Thursday, October 5, 2017

Oak Ridge Boys ''Gonna Take A Lot Of River''


Wayne Harvey

Scheer Rips Deceitful Trudeau For Paying Khadr While Fighting Indigenous Girl In Court Over Dental Treatment

SpencerFernando

  

Today in Question Period, Andrew Scheer asked why Justin Trudeau gave $10.5 million to Omar Khadr to “save money” on legal fees, but has spent over $100,000 in court to deny a $6,000 dental treatment to an Indigenous girl.

There has been growing outrage over the total hypocrisy of the Trudeau government, and the government has had no good answers for it. That didn’t change, as rather than answer the actual question, Trudeau ended up spouting off his talking points about Khadr’s “rights.”...https://www.spencerfernando.com/2017/10/04/watch-scheer-rips-deceitful-trudeau-paying-khadr-fighting-indigenous-girl-court-dental-treatment/

Related: Indigenous children shouldn't have to fight for health coverage

Despite a reputation for stupidity, the Shoebill is a masterful hunter

MISSION IMPOSSIBLE: Official story of Las Vegas shooting unravels; physical impossibility of lone gunman senior citizen makes narrative ludicrous - update


by
 
It’s all hogwash. The “official” narrative of how things went down in the Las Vegas massacre is so full of holes that it begs the question of just how deep the truth about this attack really goes.

What we know for sure is that, yes, 59 people were killed (so far) and hundreds were wounded. This wasn’t a “hoax” shooting — people actually were shot, wounded and killed (and our prayers go out to all their families for this horrific tragedy). Yet the official narrative that claims Stephen Paddock — a retired, 64-year-old accountant with absolutely no firearms training, no gun experience and no physical stamina — was somehow able to expertly wield a highly complex (and physically demanding) weapon system for 10 sustained minutes is total nonsense...http://shootings.news/2017-10-02-lone-gunman-theory-of-las-vegas-shooter-is-complete-nonsense-stephen-paddock.html

Also see: BREAKING: Citizen Journalist @LauraLoomer Exposes Inconsistencies In Authorities’ Las Vegas Narrative

Wednesday, October 4, 2017

A mean gobbler

Tom Petty And The Heartbreakers ''Don't Come Around Here No More''

#TomPetty Tweets

Canadian PM Trudeau Shares Call to 'End White Supremacy' After Somali Refugee's Terror Attack

Chris Menahan
InformationLiberation


 Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau responded to news of a Somali refugee's terrorist attack in Edmonton by sharing a call to "end white supremacy" and insisting "our diversity is our strength."...http://www.informationliberation.com/?id=57443....#Trudeau

Wednesday, September 27, 2017

''Leaving the Table'' by Leonard Cohen


Leaving the Table by Leonard Cohen on VEVO.

20 Passages From George Orwell’s 1984 That Have Become Reality

Travelers in U.S. airports are tortured with CNN Fake News which they cannot escape. The numerous “telescreens” may not be shut off.

As the back cover of my cheap paperback copy of George Orwell’s masterpiece dictates…
1984 has come and gone, but George Orwell’s prophetic, nightmarish vision in 1949 of the world we were becoming is timelier than ever. 1984 is still the great modern classic of Negative Utopia.
I recently revisited this book after many years of absence, and while reading along I highlighted many quotes and passages which struck me as relevant to the “social justice” zeitgeist of the late 2010’s. To little surprise, I discovered that what the political left seeks in this day and age is well and truly like the negative utopia described in this classic story.
Here are twenty passages from the book which many of us have to live suffer through everyday in “it’s the current year!”...20 Passages From George Orwell’s 1984 That Have Become Reality

Monday, August 28, 2017

Sunday, August 27, 2017

Dog carrying bag of food after Hurricane Harvey becomes viral hero

Here's Otis Saturday afternoon after returning home from adventuring around Sinton, Tx, with his bag of food in his mouth.Photo: Salvador Segovia

A dog that accidentally got loose Friday night during Hurricane Harvey has become an unlikely symbol of Texas strength.

Otis, a German shepherd mix, got loose Friday night from a screened-in back porch in Sinton, Texas, while in the care of Salvador Segovia, 65. Segovia was watching the dog, who belongs to his 5-year-old grandson Carter who had fled the city due to flooding...http://www.chron.com/news/houston-weather/hurricaneharvey/article/hurricane-harvey-otis-dog-texas-food-mouth-viral-11990775.php?cmpid=twitter-mobile#photo-13934280

Dog Spotted Carrying An Entire Bag of Dog Food After Harvey

A photo of a golden retriever mix carrying a large bag of dog food in the aftermath of Harvey has gone viral. (Tiele Dockens)

A Texas woman's photo of a dog appearing to carry an entire bag of dog food — in the hours after Harvey barrelled through the state, leaving behind a trail of devastation — has gone viral, illustrating the impact that severe storms can play on pets as well.

Local resident Tiele Dockens told weather.com that she was surveilling the damage from Harvey around Sinton, which is located just outside of Corpus Christi, when she spotted Otis, a golden retriever mix, carrying the large bag...https://weather.com/storms/hurricane/news/dog-spotted-carrying-dog-food-bag-photo-harvey


Thursday, August 24, 2017

Disturbing New Footage Shows Diseased, Deformed Salmon in B.C. Fish Farms

By Carol Linnitt


New footage released to DeSmog Canada shows deformed and disfigured salmon at two salmon farms on the B.C. coast — just as British Columbia reels from news of the escape of up to 305,000 Atlantic farmed salmon from a Washington salmon pen.

Wild salmon advocate and fisheries biologist Alexandra Morton said she was shocked by the footage.
I was shocked and frankly disgusted,” Morton told DeSmog Canada. “These fish have open sores, sea lice, blisters all over their skin and a disturbing number of them are going blind.”

Morton said the footage also gives an indication of what is now travelling through Pacific waters after the escape of potentially hundreds of thousands of farmed Atlantic salmon in the San Juan Islands just east of Victoria. Atlantic salmon are considered invasive in Pacific waters.

Now you have potentially 300,000 farmed salmon traveling with wild salmon. We know that is what they do.”

The footage was shot at two salmon farms owned by Grieg Seafood and located near Broughton Island, B.C., in the traditional territory of the Musgmagw Dzawada’enuwx Nation...Continue reading, video@https://www.desmog.ca/2017/08/23/disturbing-new-footage-shows-diseased-deformed-salmon-b-c-fish-farms?utm_source=DeSmog+Canada+Newsletter&utm_campaign=1dd5e9f098-DSC_NEWSLETTER_2017_08_23&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_f6a05fddb8-1dd5e9f098-103215319

"It'll Shine When It Shines" by The Ozark Mountain Daredevils

Kevin Petersen

Euthanasia for disabled babies?

Another fruit of evolutionary thinking

 by

Professor Jerry Coyne is an evolutionary biologist at the University of Chicago, a prominent critic of creationists and author of Faith vs. Fact: Why Science and Religion are Incompatible.1 In his blog (which goes under the name ‘Why Evolution is True’) he recently argued for the euthanising of severely disabled new-born babies.2

 Coyne asks, “If you are allowed to abort a fetus that has a severe genetic defect, microcephaly, spina bifida, or so on, then why aren’t you able to euthanize that same fetus just after it’s born?” I have to admit that I find his logic perfectly sound; and this demonstrates so clearly why abortion is wrong. Once we accept the destruction of the baby in the womb, then the sanctity of all human life is brought into question...http://creation.com/euthanizing-babies

Mindfulness reduces alcohol consumption in heavy drinkers

Wednesday, August 23, 2017

This man has just broken the record for most bird species seen in a year

By Shaun Hurrell

Arjan holding a Sclater's Crowned-pigeon in Papua New Guinea, that he bought in order to save and release © Arjan Dwarshuis

 Interview: Arjan Dwarshuis has just broken the world record for the number of bird species spotted in a single year. And he is doing it to raise money for BirdLife...http://www.birdlife.org/worldwide/news/man-has-just-broken-world-record


"Old Habits" by Hank Williams, Jr.

Midnightryder3

Northern Lights seen in May from Eastern Manitoba, Canada.


Hundreds of firefighters battling largest wildfire ever recorded in B.C.

Mike Laanela, Brady Strachan - CBC News


 Tinder dry weather, wind and dry lightning have caused fires to spread aggressively in B.C.'s Cariboo region this season. (B.C. Wildfire Service)

 Hundreds of firefighters and dozens of aircraft are working to contain the largest wildfire ever recorded in British Columbia's history...http://www.cbc.ca/amp/1.4257021

Monday, August 21, 2017

Bonnie Tyler - Total Eclipse of the Heart

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The white moose mystery: Video catches a brief glimpse of rare animal in Sweden

Though there are some albino moose in North America, some scientists believe there's something different about the stark-white creatures in Scandinavia...
This picture taken on July 31, 2017 shows a rare white moose in Gunnarskog, Vaermland County, Sweden TOMMY PEDERSEN/AFP/Getty

 ...But is it just a case of albinism? The congenital disorder, which has been observed in moose and across the animal kingdom, results in the absence of pigment in the skin, hair and eyes. Albinism is not uncommon among the ghostly moose spotted in North America...http://nationalpost.com/news/world/the-white-moose-mystery-video-catches-a-brief-glimpse-of-rare-animal-in-sweden/wcm/6f548070-5130-4d71-8c02-2bf8cf445b70

Wednesday, August 16, 2017

Music video by Glen Campbell performing Adiós.

GlenCampbellVEVO

B.C. to end grizzly bear trophy hunting after this season

About 250 grizzly bears are killed in B.C. each year by hunters, according to the provincial government. Hunting the bears for meat will still be allowed outside the Great Bear Rainforest. (Mathieu Belanger/Reuters)

 Lisa Johnson, Bethany Lindsay - CBC News

B.C's new NDP government is ending the province's controversial grizzly bear trophy hunt, saying British Columbians can no longer stomach the killing of grizzlies as trophies.
The ban will take effect Nov. 30, 2017, throughout the province — after this year's season, which opens Tuesday in the Peace River region, and later elsewhere...http://www.cbc.ca/amp/1.4247060

Sunday, August 13, 2017

The Church "Under The Milky Way"

Beatriz

MUSIC IS LIFE , WHERE WORDS FAIL MUSIC SPEAKS


@jolly_rogers1


"The Eyes of that Species of Extinct Giants ..." - Abraham Lincoln




Collected Works of Abraham Lincoln. Volume 2.
Lincoln, Abraham, 1809-1865.

 Niagara-Falls! By what mysterious power is it that millions and millions, are drawn from all parts of the world, to gaze upon Niagara Falls? There is no mystery about the thing itself. Every effect is just such as any inteligent man knowing the causes, would anticipate, without [seeing] it. If the water moving onward in a great river, reaches a point where there is a perpendicular jog, of a hundred feet in descent, in the bottom of the river,---it is plain the water will have a violent and continuous plunge at that point. It is also plain the water, thus plunging, will foam, and roar, and send up a mist, continuously, in which last, during sunshine, there will be perpetual rain-bows. The mere physical of Niagara Falls is only this. Yet this is really a very small part of that world's wonder. It's power to excite reflection, and emotion, is it's great charm. The geologist will demonstrate that the plunge, or fall, was once at Lake Ontario, and has worn it's way back to it's present position; he will ascertain how fast it is wearing now, and so get a basis for determining howlong it has been wearing back from Lake Ontario, and finally demonstrate by it that this world is at least fourteen thousand years old. A philosopher of a slightly different turn will say Niagara Falls is only the lip of the basin out of which pours all the surplus water which rains down on two or three hundred thousand square miles of the earth's surface. He will estim[ate with] approximate accuracy, that five hundred thousand [to]ns of water, falls with it's full weight, a distance of a hundred feet each minute---thus exerting a force equal to the lifting of the same weight, through the same space, in the same time. And then the further reflection comes that this vast amount of water, constantly pouring down, is supplied by an equal amount constantly lifted up, by the sun; and still he says, ``If this much is lifted up, for this one space of two or three hundred thousand square miles, an equal amount must be lifted for every other equal space, and he is overwhelmed in the contemplation of the vast power the sun is constantly exerting in quiet, noiseless operation of lifting water up to be rained down again.

But still there is more. It calls up the indefinite past. When Columbus first sought this continent---when Christ suffered on the cross---when Moses led Israel through the Red-Sea---nay, even, when Adam first came from the hand of his Maker---then as now, Niagara was roaring here. The eyes of that species of extinct giants, whose bones fill the mounds of America, have gazed on Niagara, as ours do now. Co[n]temporary with the whole race of men, and older than the first man, Niagara is strong, and fresh to-day as ten thousand years ago. The Mammoth and Mastadon---now so long dead, that fragments of their monstrous bones, alone testify, that they ever lived, have gazed on Niagara. In that long---long time, never still for a single moment. Never dried, never froze, never slept, never rested...http://quod.lib.umich.edu/l/lincoln/lincoln2/1:6?rgn=div1;view=fulltext

Nicholas Winton was responsible for saving the lives of 669 children form the Nazis

Nicholas Winton was responsible for saving the lives of 669 children. He never spoke of this episode in his life and certainly did not think of himself as a hero  © 2011 Yad Vashem The Holocaust Martyrs' and Heroes' Remembrance Authority.

Nicholas Winton was born in London in 1909 of German-Jewish parents. As an adult he became a banker, working initially in Hamburg, Germany and then Paris, before returning to Britain as a stockbroker.

In December 1938 Winton was due to travel to Switzerland for a skiing holiday. A friend who was involved in Jewish refugee work in Prague, Czechoslovakia, suggested that he travel to visit him instead. On arrival in Prague, Winton was horrified at the treatment of Czech Jews at the hands of the Nazis. He decided that he had to help the Jews.

After Kristallnacht, the British government had extended the quota to allow child refugees into Britain. They had to have an agreed place to live and a sponsor, who would pledge £50, so that they would not be a burden on the British state. Subject to these conditions, Winton was able to take children from Prague to Britain.

Winton believed that saving children was more important than his career. He gave up his job to stay in Prague in order to organise the rescue of Czech Jewish children. Winton built up biographies of children whose parents had asked him to take them to safety. He placed advertisements of these children in England seeking families to take them in...http://www.theholocaustexplained.org/ks3/responses-1933-1945/what-did-organisations-do/nicholas-winton/#.WY-2tbgYFNR

Dil Bole Indiaa

THIS is how you own your MLB debut.

The Flamingo Factory at Lake Natron

BirdLife International

Also see: The deadly lake that gives life to flamingos

Saturday, August 5, 2017

Mean Mary "I've Been Down"

Michael Stock

Songbird in action!


 Kawalpreet (@peetahuja)

See also: Songbirds in Action

Tubal ligations of Indigenous women in Saskatoon 'troubling': Bennett

By Kristy Kirkup, The Canadian Press:
Minister of Indigenous and Northern Affairs, Carolyn Bennett speaks as AFN National Chief Perry Bellegarde looks on at the Assembly of First Nations annual general meeting in Regina, Sask., Tuesday July 25, 2017. Bennett says she's troubled by reports of Indigenous women in and around Saskatoon being coerced into tubal ligation procedures. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Mark Taylor
OTTAWA — Reports that women in and around Saskatoon were being coerced into tubal ligation procedures are evidence of racism in a health-care system that remains biased against Aboriginal women, Canada's Indigenous affairs minister says.

In an interview with The Canadian Press, Carolyn Bennett called last week's report "completely troubling" and a sign that some doctors are still willing to project onto certain patients what they consider an "optimal family size."

"It is a very paternalistic approach," Bennett said. "I think that we yet again are confronted with the racism in all of our institutions."

The report was researched and compiled by Yvonne Boyer, a lawyer and a Canada Research Chair at Manitoba's Brandon University, and Dr. Judith Bartlett, a physician and researcher.

They documented how some Indigenous women from Saskatoon and the surrounding area were coerced into having their Fallopian tubes clamped or severed after giving birth in hospital.

Most of the women who were interviewed for the report either did not recall consenting to the procedure, or did so because they were exhausted and too overwhelmed to fight any longer, the researchers found...http://www.thestarphoenix.com/health/tubal+ligations+troubling+bennett/14049443/story.html

Thursday, July 27, 2017

Crazy cool shelf cloud speeds toward Delburne, Alberta July 23

Canadian Supreme Court Says No Indigenous Veto On Energy Projects

By SpencerFernando

Ruling critiques National Energy Board for lack of Indigenous consultation, but says there is no Indigenous veto over whether energy projects proceed.

The Supreme Court of Canada has issued a big ruling approving the Enbridge pipeline and blocking seismic testing in Nunavut. At the same time, the ruling will have greater long-term consequences, as the idea of an “Indigenous veto” over energy projects was rejected...https://www.spencerfernando.com/2017/07/26/canadian-supreme-court-says-no-indigenous-veto-energy-projects/

Tuesday, July 25, 2017

"I Love A Rainy Night" by Eddie Rabbitt

 Eddie Rabbitt

 Allec Joshua Ibay

Brigitte Gabriel's Super Reply to Muslim Girl | Author Silences Muslim Student | ACT Convention

Simply Awesome

We Could Resurrect the Woolly Mammoth. Here's How.

By

A museum worker checks the hair on this woolly mammoth replica.

Jurassic Park imagined a future in which it was possible to bring dinosaurs back to life. Now, that fiction may become reality as geneticists seek to resurrect the woolly mammoth.
These Ice Age herbivores, whose closest living relatives are the Asian elephant, lived on several northern continents and had a thick, furry coat that protected against the extreme cold.

The shaggy animals went extinct about 4,000 years ago, but the current revolution in genetics—which is combating aging, eradicating diseases, and even allowing parents to create "designer babies"—may change that. (Read how to resurrect lost species.)...http://news.nationalgeographic.com/2017/07/woolly-mammoths-extinction-cloning-genetics/

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