Thursday, September 29, 2016

Vatican concerned about North Korea's nuclear capabilities

                                 
                                                         Photo courtesy of J.A. de Roo, Wikimedia Commons


By 
   
 VATICAN CITY – Pope Francis and the Vatican are concerned about continuing tensions on the Korean peninsula "on account of the nuclear tests carried out by North Korea," the Vatican spokesman confirmed...http://www.catholicregister.org/home/international/item/23193-vatican-concerned-about-north-korea-s-nuclear-capabilities

Shimon Peres urged Israel to dream and innovate




Former president Shimon Peres, who died Wednesday at the age of 93, was not one to take the easy way out, always looking for new solutions — whether fighting for peace or pushing for new technologies
    Peres urged Israel to embrace innovation, given the lack of natural resources in the so-called land of milk and honey. Even if he was polarizing as a politician — hated by some, loved by others — he was unequivocally respected for his unending energy, optimism and inquisitiveness. He believed anything could be achieved if you really tried...http://www.timesofisrael.com/shimon-peres-urged-israel-to-dream-and-innovate/?utm_source=Start-Up+Daily&utm_campaign=4ddf3611f9-2016_09_28_SUI9_28_2016&utm_medium=

See also...Shimon Peres: A life in pictures

Wednesday, September 28, 2016

‘We’re not boring’: Toronto Blue Jays’ swagger rubbing other teams the wrong way

Scott Mitchell, Postmedia Network
 

TORONTO — The swagger that has manifested itself in the form of bat flips, dustups and youthful exuberance on the mound is exactly what’s helped the Blue Jays endear themselves to their city.
   It’s done the exact opposite across baseball.
   Ever get the feeling the Jays aren’t exactly liked these days?
  You aren’t wrong.
  The growing annoyance surrounding the Blue Jays’ ways was reiterated by the New York Yankees after Monday’s on-field drama at Rogers Centre had subsided.
  Following comments by Yankees third baseman and beanball target Chase Headley about Saturday starter Marcus Stroman “frickin’ screaming” at players from the mound and “yelling at guys to get off that ’effin field” after strikeouts, the brash 25-year-old shrugged it off while wearing his best ‘who cares?’ face.
  “We play with a lot of passion, we play with a lot of heart — we’re not boring,” Stroman said. “Boring people have problems with that. We’re not concerned with that.”...http://www.thestarphoenix.com/sports/baseball/98we+99re+boring+toronto+blue+jays+swagger+rubbing+other+teams/12232444/story.html

Vladimir Zhirinovsky, Russia's Trump

Ukrainians Are Shameless Beggars - Russian Politician Zhirinovsky

Russia Insider

Zhirinovsky on Hillary: Don't give the nuclear codes to a sick person

Russia Insider

‘We have guns’: Saskatchewan farmers take up arms after masked men enter land

Home Town Saskatchewan
Joe O'Connor:
   Barry Kidd understands that you just can’t go around “shooting people,” but he also knows that what is his, is his, and that he works hard, and that people coming onto his farm in rural Saskatchewan and looking to steal something — or worse — are people he is not about to back down from.
   “Most farmers are armed in the field,” Kidd says. “It has always been that way for us — you don’t want a skunk to go through your Combine since, when you ask a skunk to move, he won’t — so for that reason we have always carried guns.
   “But now that has been added to something altogether different: We have guns. We carry guns, and we want the criminals to know it.”
   Around noon on Sept. 19, a farm labourer on a property near  Fiske, a rural crossroads with an old curling rink and even an older grain elevator, saw three men in the road and a black SUV parked nearby. He slowed his vehicle. Drawing closer, he realized the men were masked — and armed. One levelled a pistol at the windshield of the truck, whereupon the labourer ducked and barrelled toward the trio. No shots were fired, an RCMP manhunt ensued.
   The search ended without any arrests, but it has triggered a movement among the province’s farmers to openly declare themselves armed and prepared to protect what is their own...http://www.thestarphoenix.com/news/national/98we+have+guns+saskatchewan+farmers+take+arms+after+masked+enter/12230554/story.html

Tuesday, September 27, 2016

Rosanne Cash, 'Seven Year Ache'


                                                    From Gael Towey's film 'Portraits in Creativity' 2015.  rosannecash.com/withinspace

Petition calls on Canadians to boycott Nestlé over water grab

 Bottles of Pure Life brand water move on the production line at the Nestle Waters Canada plant near Guelph, Ont. in January 2015. (Photo: Bloomberg via Getty Images)huffingtonpost.ca

USA Today Network,
   The backlash continues to grow against Nestlé in Canada after the bottled water giant outbid a small town aiming to secure a long-term water supply through a local well, according to local reports.
    The Council of Canadians, a social action organization, launched a boycott on Friday in response to the deal, stressing the dire need for bottled water industry reform as the country battles drought and depletion of ground water reserves.
   “The water crisis is at our door here in Canada,” Maude Barlow, national chairperson of the Council of Canadians, said in a statement. “Wasting our limited groundwater on frivolous and consumptive uses such as bottled water is a recipe for disaster...http://www.usatoday.com/story/news/nation-now/2016/09/26/petition-calls-canadians-boycott-nestl-over-water-grab/91119300/
 
Note: Redistribution of wealth and income(globalism) includes water and land. [Resource Distribution and its Consequences]
The distribution of wealth and income

Source: Boundless. “Distribution of Wealth and Income.” Boundless Sociology. Boundless, 26 May. 2016. Retrieved 27 Sep. 2016 from https://www.boundless.com/sociology/textbooks/boundless-sociology-textbook/global-stratification-and-inequality-8/a-comparative-analysis-of-global-stratification-in-mexico-71/distribution-of-wealth-and-income-416-10395/
The distribution of wealth and income

Source: Boundless. “Distribution of Wealth and Income.” Boundless Sociology. Boundless, 26 May. 2016. Retrieved 27 Sep. 2016 from https://www.boundless.com/sociology/textbooks/boundless-sociology-textbook/global-stratification-and-inequality-8/a-comparative-analysis-of-global-stratification-in-mexico-71/distribution-of-wealth-and-income-416-10395/

Sad Shelter Pup Got a Day Out and Couldn’t Stop Smiling – Then Something Awesome Happened


   Shelters are incredibly lonely places for dogs. While animals are definitely safer in shelters than they would be chained to a house, wandering the streets, or growing up in feral communities, there’s no doubt that listlessness is all but inevitable for a dog in the shelter. Usually, these dogs have to sleep on cold kennel floors, are overlooked time and time again by prospective adopters, and have limited social interaction. Sadly, this is the reality for millions of homeless animals in the U.S. Thankfully, many of these shelter facilities go above and beyond to make the pups in their possession feel as comfortable and loved as possible. Whether this means giving them a fluffy bed to rest their head, some toys for stimulation, or simply making time to cuddle, these kind little acts can completely transform a dog’s spirit.
   Take Elmo, the Pit Bull, for instance. Found by Animal Control in a yard with another dog, he was taken to KC Pet Project in Kansas City. Elmo was understandably terrified and depressed. The dog he had been found with had gotten adopted and so Elmo truly was all alone in the world...http://www.onegreenplanet.org/news/depressed-shelter-dog-cant-stop-smiling-on-day-out/?

Monday, September 26, 2016

Terri Clark goes back to her roots on cross-Canada tour

                                                                                    Terri Clark. (Handout)
By , Postmedia Network
   Terri Clark’s roots are showing and the 48-year-old Canadian country music singer doesn’t mind one little bit.
   The Montreal-born, Alberta-raised Clark is currently travelling Canada from September until November with her 40-city Back to My Roots solo acoustic tour of theatres.
   “It’s a tour I’ve never done before in Canada,” said Clark. “I wanted to do it for a really long time. I’ve done it in Scotland, England, and extensively throughout the United States.”...http://www.torontosun.com/2016/09/23/terri-clark-goes-back-to-her-roots-on-cross-canada-tour
    TerriClarkVEVO

DFO dismissed from negotiations by hereditary chiefs; Prime Minister no longer welcome in territory

Trudeau rides in a Tla-o-qui-aht canoe during a parade in Tofino in August. Tla-o-qui-aht Chief Councilor Elmer Frank has said he's not welcome back in the territory until his bureaucrats come to the fisheries negotiations with a mandate and a will to negotiate in good faith.

By Debora Steel
    The hereditary chiefs of five Nuu-chah-nulth Nations stood this afternoon to tell Fisheries and Oceans Canada Regional Director General Rebecca Reid and her staff to leave Nuu-chah-nulth territories and not come back until they bring with them a mandate to negotiate in good faith on their Aboriginal commercial fishing rights...http://www.hashilthsa.com/news/2016-09-23/dfo-dismissed-negotiations-hereditary-chiefs-prime-minister-no-longer-welcome-territ#pq=IQlqrx
   
Video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RIQRIBSHoQQ&feature=youtu.be

Gender-neutral bathrooms coming to Saskatchewan's joint-use schools

Morgan Modjeski, Saskatoon StarPhoenix
    Rights advocates in Saskatoon are praising the provincial government for its decision to include gender-neutral bathrooms in the province’s new joint-use schools.
   Set to open in September 2017, the 18 joint-use schools are part of a $635 million public-private partnership (P3) aimed at addressing rapid growth in the province.
   “It’s a sign of the times and it’s definitely progress that facilities are starting to match the students that actually embody these schools,” said Out Saskatoon education co-ordinator Amanda Guthrie.
   “Transgender and gender-diverse students have always been attending school, but the facilities haven’t always been matching them (or) accommodating their needs.”...http://thestarphoenix.com/news/local-news/tent-gender-neutral-bathrooms-coming-to-saskatchewans-new-joint-use-schools
 
Comments: Horse feathers!

Sunday, September 25, 2016

Berlin's 'Take My Breath Away'.

BerlinVEVO

Gormley: Next time fly past us, David Suzuki

Mr. Suzuki is certainly entitled to his esteemed opinion but to jail those who disagree is dictatorial. Thomas

Genesis 8:22 : While the earth remaineth, seedtime and harvest, and cold and heat, and summer and winter, and day and night shall not cease.


John Gormley, Saskatoon StarPhoenix
    Much is made of Dr. David Suzuki, the science broadcaster turned environmental activist, and his houses — their price, size, location and number. I couldn’t care less.
     The guy has made millions at taxpayer’s expense through a lifetime on the CBC payroll where he is worshipped. Dozens of public appearances net him speaking fees in excess of $25,000 a gig.
Suzuki is free to live where and how he pleases. But the reason his lifestyle gets such scrutiny is that he’s got plenty of advice on how everyone else should live.
   He jets in from B.C. to lecture us on carbon footprints, sustainability, the scourge of consumerism and depletion of the planet’s resources. There isn’t much Suzuki won’t tell you not to do.
   Predictably, when someone hectors others on how to live, people generally look back at the person doing the lecturing; hence the questions on houses, wealth, jet travel and lifestyle.
   The latest leg on Suzuki’s perennial Western Canadian insult tour came when he stopped this week in Saskatchewan for a book festival and then a couple of days of appearances.
   Calling Saskatchewan Premier Brad Wall a “climate denier,” Suzuki replayed his tired shtick that 80 per cent of all oil should be left in the ground and that the planet is heating to the point that human extinction looms.
   Wall had best be careful, as Suzuki recently again demanded that public leaders who don’t agree with him on climate change should be “thrown into jail.”...http://thestarphoenix.com/opinion/columnists/gormley-next-time-fly-past-us-david-suzuki

New Evidence That Cats Sailed With Vikings

By Samantha Cole 

Wikimedia Commons
The Norse goddess Freyja hitched cats to her carriage. Vikings likely followed her lead, putting cats on ships.
   
   Vikings were hardy people who valued self-reliance and strength of will. But that doesn't mean they were immune to the lure of feline companionship. A new study on cat DNA and linage shows that as well as ruling in Egypt and the Mediterranean, cats were welcomed aboard Viking ships.
   Eva-Maria Geigl, an evolutionary geneticist at the Institut Jacques Monod in Paris, and colleagues Claudio Ottoni and Thierry Grange presented their work, the first large-scale study of ancient cat DNA, at the 7th International Symposium on Biomolecular Archaeology in Oxford, UK on September 15. They sequenced the DNA of more than 200 cats that lived between 15,000 years ago and eighteenth century AD...http://www.popsci.com/new-evidence-that-vikings-kept-cats-close

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Monkey minds: How evolution undercuts reason and science

by
   
                                                                                      en.wikipedia.org
      Atheists routinely style themselves as champions of reason and science, and they view evolutionary theory as a triumph of both. Indeed, they believe that evolution helps them to explain features of the world that would otherwise be inexplicable. As Richard Dawkins put it, “Darwin made it possible to be an intellectually fulfilled atheist.”1 Ironically, however, evolution cannot possibly bear this burden, because if evolution were true it would undermine our confidence in human rationality. While Christianity has the resources to account for reason, the atheistic paradigm self-destructs. The contrast can be seen by comparing what each worldview says about the origin and composition of human beings...http://creation.com/monkey-minds?utm_media=email&utm_content=ca

Pictures Capture the Bond Between Politicians and Their Dogs

By



Richard Nixon pets Checkers, a dog given to him by a supporter and the namesake of his groundbreaking national television address.

   There’s something about September 23 that brings out the dogs among politicians.
   On this day in 1952, vice presidential candidate Richard Nixon made a speech that defined his career and set the tone for the next six decades of political communications—and that speech would forever be named for his pet cocker spaniel, Checkers.
   Nixon’s speech came eight years to the day after President Franklin Delano Roosevelt delivered what would come to be called his “Fala Speech,” due to its reference to FDR’s beloved Scottie dog, Fala.
Now, in some corners of the Internet, September 23 is celebrated as Dogs in Politics Day. A double meaning, since both FDR and Nixon alluded to their pets to avoid hounding from political opponents.... 
...FDR and Nixon weren’t the only presidents with a penchant for pooches. George Washington kept hounds,  President John Adams had a pet dog named Satan, and President Obama’s dogs are frequently in the news.    
   Here, for Dogs in Politics day, we present some of our favorite photos of presidents and their dogs, plus one of Queen Elizabeth, because no list of powerful people’s pets is complete without one of Her Majesty’s famous corgis...http://news.nationalgeographic.com/2016/09/dogs-politics-gallery-presidents-animals-photos/

Friday, September 23, 2016

"A Hard Rain's A-Gonna Fall" by Bryan Ferry

Bryan Ferry

A Hard Rain's A-Gonna Fall
Oh, where have you been, my blue-eyed son?
And where have you been my darling young one?
I've stumbled on the side of twelve misty mountains
I've walked and I've crawled on six crooked highways
I've stepped in the middle of seven sad forests
I've been out in front of a dozen dead oceans
I've been ten thousand miles in the mouth of a graveyard
And it's a hard, it's a hard, it's a hard, and it's a hard
It's a hard rain's a-gonna fall...https://www.google.ca/search?q=a+hard+rain%27s+gonna+fall+lyrics
  

Dad sick and tired of a bully picking on his kid.

"Friends are the Family"

Thursday, September 22, 2016

Happy news as world’s saddest bear to find a new home in UK

The sorry state of the bear eventually earned him the title of “world’s saddest bear”. (Source: Animal Asia/ Youtube)


   This March, the world came to know about Pizza, a polar bear kept captive at a shopping mall in China for people’s entertainment. But the gloomy bear was found in tragic condition caged in an aquarium in the mall while over excited people kept on clicking his pictures and banging the windows and shouting. The sorry state of the bear eventually earned him the title of “world’s saddest bear”.
   The sad video was uploaded by animal rights organisation Animals Asia and a petition was launched to rescue him from the unfit atmosphere. The heartbreaking video showing the “teary-eyed” polar bear lying on the floor had gone viral then.
      Now, Animals Asia has said Britain’s Yorkshire Wildlife Park has offered a new home to Pizza who is living at the “ocean theme park” at the Grandview Centre in Guangzhou, China.
    According to the Animal Asia release, the Yorkshire Wildlife Park’s ‘Project Polar’ is “a specially created habitat for polar bears. Its aim is to develop as an international centre for the conservation and rehabilitation of polar bears both in captivity and in the wild.”
   Highlighting the contrast in the living condition for Pizza, the organisation said, “At Yorkshire Wildlife Park, Pizza would enjoy 10 acres and two lakes — the largest lake is over eight metres deep allowing bears to dive as they would in the wild.”...http://indianexpress.com/article/trending/trending-globally/happy-news-as-worlds-saddest-bear-kept-captive-in-china-mall-to-find-a-new-home-in-uk-3042570/

Watch 'Forever Country' Gather Country's Best & Brightest for All-Star Music Video

by   To celebrate 50 years of the CMA Awards, the Country Music Association brought country's best and brightest together for the song "Forever Country" -- and now there's an all-star music video to match...http://www.billboard.com/articles/news/7517957/forever-country-music-video


CMA Country Music Association

CanadaVisa Social: Follow us on Twitter for the Latest Immigration News and Analysis

CIC News / 2016 / September
 We know our readers enjoy reading our Canada Immigration Newsletter, and for that reason we release as many issues and articles as possible. But what about the times in between our newsletter releases? This is where Twitter comes in — and we urge you to begin following us todayOur Twitter followers are in the privileged position of being able to receive the latest Canadian immigration news, analysis, and opinion straight to whichever device is most convenient, without having to wait until the next newsletter. We share so much content on Twitter every day, ensuring that our followers are always up to date. In addition, we are happy to respond to your tweets and questions.
   CanadaVisa’s Facebook page is becoming increasingly popular — we recently reached the 265,000 likes mark! We want to take this opportunity to say thank you to each and every one of our current followers, and encourage anyone not currently following us to join the conversation. Our daily updates on immigration news, stories of success, and articles from our newsletter give our followers all the information they could wish for. Our Facebook community gets involved in a range of discussions on all things Canada. Like us today and see what we have been talking about...http://www.cicnews.com/2016/09/canadavisa-social-follow-us-on-twitter-for-the-latest-immigration-news-and-analysis-098517.html

Belgium has finally opened the world's first beer pipeline


via GIPHY

breakingnews.ie
   Bruges has a reputation for incredible beer, and the city is taking it one step further with its latest opening.
Last week the world’s first beer pipeline was debuted – yep, you read that correctly, it’s a two-mile pipe specifically for beer. What could be better than that?
    The pipe connects the De Halve Maan (or Half-Moon) brewery in the city centre with a bottling factory on the outskirts of town...http://www.breakingnews.ie/discover/belgium-has-finally-opened-the-worlds-first-beer-pipeline-755780.html

Wednesday, September 21, 2016

LouisFarrakhan says Obama chose gay people and Israel over black Americans during his presidency.

Ennio Morricone - Once upon a time in the West (Sergio Leone film)

Imre Jenei

What Is a Globalist?

Rebel Media

Canada's Top 5 favourite birds.

By Chloé Fedio, CBC News

Finalists are common loon, snowy owl, gray jay, Canada goose and black-capped chickadee...http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/ottawa/national-bird-canadian-geographic-1.3768758

IN PHOTOS: 71 dogs and puppies rescued in large-scale mission in Northern Alberta

Over the weekend, the Edmonton Humane Society partnered with the Pet Food Bank of Parkland County to execute a large-scale rescue mission in northern Alberta.
Courtesy: Facebook/Edmonton Humane Society
 
 Dozens of dogs and puppies were rescued from communities outside Peace River, Alta. over the weekend by the Edmonton Humane Society and the Pet Food Bank of Parkland County.
“They put together a team, we devoted some of our team members and they brought back a lot of dogs,” Miranda Jordan-Smith, CEO of the Edmonton Humane Society, said. “We got three pregnant dogs in the mix as well as lots of puppies. It was a very successful mission.”...http://globalnews.ca/news/2951862/in-photos-71-dogs-and-puppies-rescued-in-large-scale-mission-in-northern-alberta/

Second Temple “Reappears” in the Western Wall Plaza [PHOTOS]

Virtual reality depiction of the Holy Temple, showing the courtyard. (Courtesy ArchTour)
Read more at http://www.breakingisraelnews.com/75892/second-temple-reappears-western-wall-plaza-photos/#4V9MdDr3lrKiq5KA.99
   
   Last week, some visitors to the Western Wall (Kotel) in Jerusalem reported that they had seen the Second Temple reappear, and though the Messiah hasn’t yet arrived, the reports were indeed accurate. A new project from The Temple Mount Heritage Foundation and ArchTour is perhaps the closest you can get to experiencing the Temple, at least until it is really built.
   The newly unveiled project uses virtual reality, a new technology used mainly for gaming and entertainment, in a way its innovators probably did not anticipate: immersing the user in a religious journey. The participant sits while wearing a special set of virtual reality goggles, which put him into a three-dimensional depiction of the world of the Second Temple...http://www.breakingisraelnews.com/75892/second-temple-reappears-western-wall-plaza-photos/#riSu1Fl83AYtjKwb.97

Brangelina no more: Angelina Jolie files for divorce from Brad Pitt

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Monday, September 19, 2016

Everly Brothers- "All I Have To Do Is Dream/Cathy's Clown"

ReelinInTheYears66

Michael Den Tandt: Why Canada should abolish the Indian Act and reserve system

By Trudeau government cheerleader

THE CANADIAN PRESS/HOThe Northern Ontario reserve of Kaschechewan is seen in this undated handout aerial photo.The reserve system, knit together under the 1876 Indian Act, is an explicitly racist construction, one that holds 'Indians' to be little more than children, writes Michael Den Tandt.
   
   Should a national public inquiry be convened to shine a klieg light on the plight of missing and murdered indigenous women? Absolutely. But let there be no flinching from the result, wherever it may lead — even if that is a final indictment of the parlous reserve system itself, and a concerted push to abolish the Indian Act, appalling racist relic that it is, once and for all.
   RCMP Commissioner Bob Paulson caused a stir Friday with the release of a letter, addressed to Grand Chief Bernice Martial of the Treaty No. 6 Nations, in which he confirmed the obvious: The majority of convicted murderers of aboriginal women, 70 per cent, are aboriginal men. Similar statistics gathered from among the non-aboriginal population, or any population, will reveal a similar ratio. That’s because violence against women and children is typically perpetrated by spouses and parents. As with child sexual abuse, the bugaboo of the stranger assailant is most often a construct. The far greater risk statistically is of an assault by a family member...http://news.nationalpost.com/full-comment/canada-should-abolish-the-indian-act-and-reserve-system

 See also...1. Abolish Indian Act of Canada(facebook)

                  2. Indian Act Canada(twitter)

                  3.  Indian Act 1876    

War of words after US air strike in Syria

 Reuters:
   ...She said the United States was investigating the air strikes and "if we determine that we did indeed strike Syrian military personnel, that was not our intention and we of course regret the loss of life."
   When asked if the incident spelled the end of the Syria deal between Moscow and Washington, Russia's UN Ambassador Vitaly Churkin said: "This is a very big question mark."
   "I would be very interested to see how Washington is going to react. If what Ambassador Power has done today is any indication of their possible reaction then we are in serious trouble," Churkin told reporters.
Moscow cited the strikes, which allowed Islamic State fighters to briefly overrun a Syrian army position near Deir al-Zor airport, as evidence that the United States was helping the jihadist militants.
   "We are reaching a really terrifying conclusion for the whole world: That the White House is defending Islamic State," the RIA Novosti news agency quoted Russian Foreign Ministry spokeswoman Maria Zakharova as saying...http://www.news.com.au/world/breaking-news/un-to-meet-on-syria-airstrikes/news-story/fd55daecc13033e47a46abac37cc4365

Sunday, September 18, 2016

Saturday, September 17, 2016

Europe Just Outlawed Criticism of Islam!


by

Can’t we say “Don’t Like You, Mohammed”? Not in Europe.
     A legal entity in Europe has challenged the Austrian court to see if speaking against Mohammed is illegal (European Centre for Law and Justice, ‘Observations in the case of E.S.v.Austria’, application 38450/12).    The court in Austria has already passed judgment, that the ‘criminal’ must either pay a fine or end up in prison for sixty days. The legal body, ECLJ, feels so strongly about what they see as a miscarriage of justice, they have taken to founding a petition online (http://citizengo.org/en/ec/37129-defend-right-criticise-islam-europe).
    This as a vital form of opposition, given the widespread Islamic terror currently sweeping Europe. If this one person is silenced over stating what Mohammed actually did (took a girl age six and consummated marriage to her at age 9), and which is publicly stated by Islam, it means that Austria is binding itself to sharia law, and not to state law and freedom of speech...http://libertyalliance.com/europe-just-outlawed-criticism-islam/

45-foot sinkhole leaks gallons of contaminated water into Florida aquifer

www.breakingnews.ie

 
   More than 200 million gallons of contaminated waste water from a fertiliser plant leaked into one of Florida's main underground sources of drinking water after a massive sinkhole opened up beneath a storage pond.
   Mosaic, the world's largest supplier of phosphate, said the hole opened up beneath a pile of waste material called a "gypsum stack"...http://www.breakingnews.ie/world/45-foot-sinkhole-leaks-gallons-of-contaminated-water-into-florida-aquifer-755135.html

earthsky102

Friday, September 16, 2016

Tunes for the weekend


Science Says Listening To Sad Songs Can Make Us Happier

1.5 billion fewer birds in the skies

The Canadian Press, 2016
An undated photo shows a snowy owl in Montana. North American skies have grown quieter over the last decades by the absent song of 1.5 billion birds, according to the latest summary of bird populations. THE CANADIAN PRESS/AP Photo/The Missoulian,Michael Gallacher
  
By Bob Weber, The Canadian Press  
    North American skies have grown quieter over the last decades by the absent songs of 1.5 billion birds, says the latest summary of bird populations.
    The survey by dozens of government, university and environmental agencies across North America has also listed 86 species of birds — including once-common and much-loved songbirds such as the evening grosbeak and Canada warbler — that are threatened by plummeting populations, habitat destruction and climate change...http://www.mykawartha.com/news-story/6857037-1-5-billion-fewer-birds-in-the-skies-report/

             2.  US windfarms kill 10-20 times more than previously thought

Deadly Record: Inside Saskatchewan's HIV crisis

Charles Hamilton, Saskatoon StarPhoenix
 Lauren Cardinal talks about her experience being HIV positive at The Gate in Prince Albert on Sept. 14, 2016. Michelle Berg / Saskatoon StarPhoenix
 
S
omething as simple as the common cold could kill Lauren Cardinal.
A friend of hers died because he refused to see a doctor and get an abscessed tooth removed.
In Saskatchewan, this is her reality as one of the nearly 1,500 people who’ve been diagnosed with HIV in the province in the last decade.
“I think some people don’t hear about AIDS and some people just don’t want to know,” Cardinal said, sitting on the couch inside a small room that serves as Prince Albert’s only drop-in centre focused on HIV/AIDS.
Experts say Saskatchewan is one of the few places in the industrialized world where people are still dying from AIDS and HIV infections...Continue reading, video...

Blue Jays' Donaldson 'BringerOfRain' makes impact in return

 

twitter.com/BringerOfRain20 goes 3-for-3 with pair of walks, scores twice. Toronto Blue Jays 7  Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim 2

Albert Hammond - It Never Rains In Southern Californiakuruatin

Wednesday, September 14, 2016

Dog-Loving Tel Aviv Is a Tough Place to Be a Cat

Cat catcher Eyal Getenyo tries to catch cats near the lush gardens of Jaffa, Israel. He zoomed away in his van with 11 strays. Photo: Rory Jones/The Wall Street Journal 

Israel to get $38-billion in U.S. military aid over 10 years

WASHINGTON — The Associated Press
      
   The United States will provide Israel’s military with $38 billion during the next 10 years, officials said Tuesday, the largest batch of military assistance the U.S. has ever pledged to another country.
   Following months of behind-the-scenes negotiations, the State Department said the two countries had reached a 10-year agreement, with a signing ceremony planned for Wednesday. The U.S. and Israel haven’t disclosed the exact sum, but officials familiar with the deal said it totals $3.8 billion a year — up from the $3.1 billion the U.S. gave Israel annually under the previous 10-year deal.
   Obama’s national security adviser, Susan Rice, planned to attend the ceremony at the State Department, a senior Obama administration official said. Israel’s acting national security adviser, Jacob Nagel, arrived in Washington ahead of the announcement and was also expected to attend.
   Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s office confirmed in a brief statement that a deal had been reached, but offered no additional comment...http://www.theglobeandmail.com/news/world/israel-to-get-38-billion-in-us-military-aid-over-10-years/article31857255/

'No one is going to be untouched:' Doug Ford about tell-all book

by The Canadian Press and News staff
   
Doug Ford, the brother of former Toronto mayor Rob Ford, has announced a tell-all book which he says will bring the public the story of ‘Ford Nation.’...http://www.citynews.ca/2016/09/13/no-one-going-untouched-doug-ford-tell-book/

Tuesday, September 13, 2016

ACE - mascot for the Toronto Blue Jays


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Stay Out of the Water: Does a Prehistoric Shark Still Live in the Ocean?

Man sitting on Carcharodon megalodon jaws. Restoration of fossil shark. Carcharodon megalodon. 
Basal Miocene South Carolina. (Public Domain)
 There is said to be a shark that is scarier than the one from the movie Jaws which is as large as the biggest whale. But this isn’t a monster from a sci-fi movie, it’s real. This kind of shark lived in the oceans thousands of years ago and it's possible that it still lives in the deepest waters even today...http://www.ancient-origins.net/myths-legends/stay-out-water-does-prehistoric-shark-still-live-ocean-006605?nopaging=1

The North and the great Canadian lie




Main Street of the hamlet of Sachs Harbour on Banks Island in the Northwest Territories. (Erika Larsen/Redux)
   

   We are not a northern nation, and we need to stop lying to ourselves that we are.
   More people live in Moose Jaw than live in the Yukon. Compared to other Arctic regions, Canada has done so little to develop its northern economy that it is now rivalled by the tiny Faroe Islands. There’s still no four-season road to our Arctic shores. The only railroad is falling apart. There’s no longer a port, and it’s easier to fly to Africa than it is to Nunavut.
   Canada needs to stop pretending that it cares about the North. Decades of false rhetoric has created expectations among those few who do live up North that someone “has their back.” No one does. They’re on their own and they have been for generations. We tell the world the North is ours, that we are protecting our sovereignty and our vast mineral wealth. But the truth is we aren’t, and those resources are so far from the nearest railhead they may as well be on the moon...http://www.macleans.ca/politics/the-north-and-the-great-canadian-lie/

Monday, September 12, 2016

In Israel, booming medical marijuana looks to conquer new highs

A worker tends to cannabis plants at a growing facility for the Tikun Olam company near the northern Israeli city of Safed (Abir Sultan/Flash 90)

 

   While research into health benefits of cannabis has zipped along thanks in part to the local culture of ‘protekzia,’ a pioneer in the field says hundreds of uses of the plant are waiting to be discovered, and a marketer wants to slip it into milk so everyone can have a daily dose...http://www.timesofisrael.com/in-israel-booming-medical-marijuana-looks-to-conquer-new-highs/?

Obama Administration Will Privatize Internet Governance on Oct. 1


The Obama administration raised partisan concerns in Congress Tuesday, after members of his administration announced final plans to effectively privatize Internet governance.
The administration’s National Telecommunications & Information Administration yesterday announced it will transfer internet domain name authority (IANA) from the federal government to the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN) on Oct. 1, a bipartisan effort that’s spanned three Presidents, according to NTIA Administrator Lawrence Strickling...http://fortune.com/2016/08/17/obama-internet-privatized/

Ted Cruz Issues Dire Warning About Obama's Giveaway of Internet - September 8, 2016

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Gaslighting: The Mind Game Everyone Should Know About

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Unfortunately, there is a good chance that we have all been gaslighted by someone at some point in our lives, even if it was just on a small scale by someone we barely know.

Sadly, many fall victim to it within their intimate relationships, or even in dealings with “friends” or family members.
There is also a high chance that we will have failed to spot someone was playing this insidious mind game with us and until we fully understand it, there is a high chance that it could happen again.
One of the main reasons we may not recognise it is that many of us will fail to believe those we trust and love are capable of manipulating us (it is this denial that keeps the dynamic going.) Also, the gaslighter will most likely be highly skilled at covering their tracks, keeping things subtle and being a skilled master or mistress of deception.
Gaslighting is one of the most extreme, dangerous and effective forms of emotional and psychological abuse and is mostly carried out intentionally. Gaslighting is a game of mind control and intimidation that is often used by narcissists and sociopaths as a way of controlling, confusing and debilitating someone...http://www.elephantjournal.com/2015/08/gaslighting-the-mind-game-everyone-should-know-about/

California to actually begin regulating cow farts




(NaturalNews) Cow manure is producing too much methane, according to the California Legislature, which seeks to substantially reduce what it considers climate change emissions over the next decade and a half. Officials recently approved regulations on "cow flatulence and manure," both of which supposedly contribute to greenhouse gas releases...Learn more: http://www.naturalnews.com/055246_climate_change_cow_farts_greenhouse_gases.html#ixzz4K3cBmH62

The Government Of New York Just Placed A Giant Image Of Satan On The Empire State Building

By Theodore Shoebat 
   

   New York City, the most pro-abortion city of America, just placed a giant image of Satan on the Empire State Building, in order to convince people to worship and revere “Mother Nature,” which is really just a deceptive way of getting people to worship the devil...http://shoebat.com/2015/08/11/the-government-of-new-york-just-placed-a-giant-image-of-satan-on-the-empire-state-building-to-convince-people-to-worship-the-devil-the-end-times-are-coming/

Friday, August 26, 2016

Dire Straits - Money For Nothing (Live At Knebworth)

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Here Are 10 Hero Dogs to Celebrate on National Dog Day

Pig Raised for Slaughter as Part of ‘Education’ Program Gets Rescued Thanks to a Kind Student


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For most people, it would be nearly impossible to imagine raising, bonding, and becoming attached to an animal knowing that it is destined for slaughter. However, at programs like those run through 4-H, that is precisely what children are instructed to do. The 4-H youth livestock program was created as a means to help young adults between the ages of nine and 18 raise money for college while preparing them to “make a positive impact in their communities and in the world.” In the youth livestock program, kids are given the responsibility of looking after a farm animal for one year and taught responsibilities such as grooming, caring for and preparing the animal to be sold. After the year is over, the animals are brought to local county fairs and auctions where the animal is bid on, (usually for a much higher price than usual to donate to the child’s college fund), and the winner will likely send the animal to slaughter...http://www.onegreenplanet.org/news/pig-raised-for-slaughter-gets-rescued-by-student/