Friday, August 26, 2016

Dire Straits - Money For Nothing (Live At Knebworth)

Eagle Rock

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/

Thursday, August 25, 2016

Interior First Nations robbed of food fish on Fraser River receive sockeye from Okanagan River

Aerial Footage Captures Devastation From Central Italy Earthquake


http://time.com/4464797/italy-earthquake-footage-devastation/?xid=time_socialflow_twitter

Mounties update uniform to allow navy blue hijabs in bid to attract Muslim women to the force


                                                                      

by   Douglas Quan
   Female Mounties will now have the option of wearing a navy blue headscarf — or hijab — as part of their uniform, the RCMP confirmed Wednesday.
   The policy change is meant to reflect the country’s diversity and to encourage more Muslims to join the force, officials said.
   “The Royal Canadian Mounted Police is a progressive and inclusive police service that values and respects persons of all cultural and religious backgrounds,” said Scott Bardsley, a spokesman for Public Safety Minister Ralph Goodale.
   But before the uniform option was quietly approved in January, there had been concerns that headscarves could pose choking hazards.
   Internal RCMP documents obtained by The Rebel media website under Access to Information laws show that three prototypes tested “very poorly” because fasteners did not open easily if the hijab was pulled against the neck.
   Rather than make a public announcement about the uniform accommodation in January, the force opted instead for a “low profile internal communication.”...http://www.thestarphoenix.com/news/national/mounties+update+uniform+allow+navy+blue+hijabs+attract/12147778/story.html

Wednesday, August 24, 2016

Eddie and the Cruisers - playlist

Duke, a dog, wins third term as mayor

 WDAY via CNN

 CORMORANT, Minn. —Nine-year-old Duke, a Great Pyrenees, handily won another one-year term as mayor of the small northwestern Minnesota town of Cormorant, Detroit Lakes Online reports.
   "I don't know who would run against him because he's done such great things for the community," Cormorant resident Karen Nelson told Detroit Lakes Online.
   The locals say Duke has one of the highest approval ratings in the country.
   "Everybody voted for Duke, except for one vote for his girlfriend, Lassie," Duke's owner David Rick said...http://www.wlwt.com/duke-a-dog-wins-third-term-as-mayor/41323796

Tuesday, August 23, 2016

Lane and Johnny "The Yellow Rose of Texas"


Lane Brody

Stunning Wildlife on twitter


Worldwide concern over 'too many immigrants,' study shows


World Aug. 23, 2016
   
PARIS —
People throughout the world are becoming increasingly uncomfortable with immigration levels which are higher than any time since the Second World War, according to a new survey published Monday.
At least six out of 10 people in France and Belgium, which have recently suffered deadly jihadist attacks, believe immigration has had a “negative impact”, said the Ipsos polling institute.
Similar figures were found in Russia, Hungary and also Italy, which has had to deal with large numbers of migrants fleeing the Middle East or Africa and seeking to forge new lives in Europe...
...Six out of 10 people questioned for the survey said they were concerned about terrorists pretending to be refugees, and four in 10 want to close their nation’s borders entirely.
The study was carried out in Argentina, Australia, Belgium, Brazil, Canada, France, Britain, Germany, Hungary, India, Italy, Japan, Mexico, Poland, Russia, Saudi Arabia, South Africa, South Korea Spain, Sweden, Turkey and the United States from June 24-July 8, with a total of 16,040 people questioned. http://www.japantoday.com/category/world/view/worldwide-concern-over-too-many-immigrants-study-shows

15 Crispy, Chewy, Smoky Plant-Based Bacon Recipes



   
They say “everything is better with bacon” but have you ever wondered if that’s really true? Bacon adds savory, umami, and smoky flavors to our dishes, so it’s no wonder why it shows up in everything from sandwiches to the top of an ice cream sundae. If you’re looking to try more plant-based foods, you might be worried that that means giving up bacon for good. Well, we love to be the bearer of good news: you don’t have to.
Even when eating plant-based, you can still have “bacon” — but make it veggie bacon. There are so many ways to make bacon out of plants; after all, all we need is a similar crispy-chewy texture and the familiar smoky flavor. Plant-based bacon can be made out of tempeh, tofu, coconut, eggplant, mushrooms, and even beets. We can make bacon out of so many different plants, it’s tough picking out what kind to try first. Pro-tip: they all taste amazing.
Try these 15 Veggie Bacon Filled Recipes and then here are 15 more recipes that will show you everything is better with veggie bacon. http://www.onegreenplanet.org/vegan-food/recipes-for-veggie-bacon-lovers/

Friday, August 19, 2016

#Olympics - tweets

https://twitter.com/i/streams/category/760878406313529345?lang=en 

Brook Benton " Rainy Night in Georgia"

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GAME CHANGER: Military first for Iran as Russian bombers based on its territory launch air strikes

Russia Insider

Canada develops new polar bear tracking system to fight smugglers

By Elyse Skura, CBC News
 An enforcement officer scans a polar bear to read information from an embedded microchip. The data ensures the bear was harvested legally and allows the buyer to know where it was taken. (Submitted by Environment and Climate Change Canada)...http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/north/nunavut-wildlife-microchip-polar-bears-1.3725171

Wine for Cats: Never Drink Alone Again - update

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DENVER, Colo. — So cats drinking wine is a thing now, and we’re not kitten you. 🐱 Denver’s Apollo Peak All-Natural Cat Wine has created a line of vino specially made to keep your feline feelin’ fine.
Next thing you know, cats will be having girls nights out and joining book club...http://cw33.com/2016/06/22/wine-for-cats-never-drink-alone-again-%F0%9F%90%B1%F0%9F%8D%B7/

Thursday, August 18, 2016

‘Our wolves will come to you’: ISIL ramps up anti-Canada propaganda after Ontario terror incident


TORONTO — An image circulated by an ISIL propaganda outfit on Wednesday showed Toronto burning while a terrorist watched from nearby mountains, a wolf at his side. “Our wolves will come to you,” it read.
   As expected, ISIL has ramped up its propaganda campaign against Canada following last week’s police killing of Aaron Driver, an ISIL supporter in Strathroy, Ont. who was allegedly in the final stages of planning a bomb attack.
   Attempting to capitalize on the incident, the pro-ISIL al-Wa’d Foundation released two posters on its Telegram channel on Wednesday, including the one showing an apocalyptic Toronto, according to the SITE Intelligence Group.
   “O worshippers of the cross in Canada, now now fighting came, our wolves will come to you from where you will not know so you won’t enjoy life,” it read. The second poster showed a terrorist walking through a destroyed Toronto street.
   “Soon very soon,” it read...http://www.thestarphoenix.com/news/national/98our+wolves+will+come+isil+ramps+anti+canada+propaganda+after/12132997/story.html

Related: Isis, Isil, IS or Daesh? One group, many names

Eldred Mesher "Never Again Will I Knock On Your Door"

Eldred Mesher

Not a tip top week for dogs

1. ‘Zero tolerance for dog attacks’: Montreal imposes strict animal rules, focuses on pit bulls

 

Stricter rules are in place for dog owners in Montreal as the city presents new municipal regulations to the executive committee.
The city is proposing for all dogs to be sterilized and micro-chipped before Dec. 31, 2019...http://globalnews.ca/news/2887647/zero-tolerance-for-dog-attacks-montreal-imposes-strict-animal-rules-focuses-on-pit-bulls/

2.  Dog and dog owner injured in Victoria after cat attacks seven pit bulls
by Jeff Bell, Victoria Times Colonist

   Ia case of canine/feline role reversal, seven pit bulls were set upon by an aggressive cat Monday night — sending a dog and an owner for medical treatment.
   The cat sprang out of a Gordon Head yard, said Kyla Grover, who was with the walking group called Pit Bulls of Victoria B.C.
   “The dogs were walking by, completely minding their own business,” she said. “The cat just goes at all of the dogs, not backing down.”...http://vancouversun.com/news/local-news/dog-and-owner-injured-in-victoria-after-cat-attacks-seven-pit-bulls

A look back at Woodstock

Emy B

The Smuggler (Monty Python)

Monty Python's Flying Circus!

Police want new law to compel people to hand over passwords

 by NEWS 1130 Staff and The Canadian Press

OTTAWA, ON. (NEWS 1130) – Canada’s police chiefs want a new law in place that would force people to hand over their computer passwords with a judge’s consent.
   The Canadian Association of Chiefs of Police has passed a resolution calling for the legal measure to unlock digital evidence, saying criminals increasingly use encryption to hide illicit activities...http://www.news1130.com/2016/08/16/police-chiefs-want-new-law-compel-people-to-hand-over-passwords/

Wednesday, August 17, 2016

Photographer Hopes to Save Animals by Taking Pictures of Them

Fennec foxes at the St. Louis Zoo in Missouri. The smallest foxes in the world have enormous ears to cool them down as they traverse sand dunes in the Sahara, where they are common. Their cuteness makes them attractive to the wild-pet trade. (© Photo by Joel Sartore/National Geographic Photo Ark)

by Deborah Block
   
Like Noah in the Bible, American photographer Joel Sartore is collecting animals to save them, but instead of placing them in an ark, he’s taking their pictures. The goal of his Photo Ark project, which is supported by the National Geographic Society, is to photograph some 12,000 animals that are vanishing because of hunting, habitat loss and climate change. Sartore started the project in 1995, and 11 years later, he has passed the half-way point in capturing images of his subjects...Read more, photos: http://www.voanews.com/a/photo-ark-aims-to-save-endangered-animals/3465323.html
   

Tuesday, August 16, 2016

The Twin Peaks Theme composed by Angelo Badalamenti

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                                                                                 Photography © Ian McAllister [photo]

Monday, August 15, 2016

Woman and dog pulled from sinking car in Louisiana flooding

Trend Mania

Mungo Jerry "In the summertime"

Carlos Fragoso

Meet the Incredible Woman Who Is Working to Protect Namibia’s Endangered Cheetahs



   
With their slender physique and tan colored body filled with black spots, cheetahs are recognizable to just about everyone. Found in Africa and famous for being the world’s fastest land mammal, this big cat is facing a threat it can’t simply sprint away from – extinction.

Today, less than 10,000 cheetahs exist in the wild. Habitat loss, the illegal wildlife trade, and human-wildlife conflict are driving this species to its end but thanks to committed and compassionate individuals, hope may be left for the cheetah.

Marlice van Vuuren, a Namibian conservationist, dedicates her life to rescuing and protecting cheetahs and many other animals, through N/a’an ku sê, the wildlife sanctuary she founded back in 2006 with her husband Dr.Rudie van Vuuren. Because Namibia has the biggest population of wild cheetahs in the world, she feels it is their duty to maintain these numbers and conserve Namibia as this conservation mecca...http://www.onegreenplanet.org/animalsandnature/meet-the-incredible-woman-who-is-working-to-protect-namibias-endangered-cheetahs/

Native American Youth to Obama: 'Rezpect' Our Water


Courtesy Jose Ventura
Runners in front of U.S. Capitol in Washington, D.C. Native American youth are at the helm of a protest against a 1,168-mile long pipeline that would threaten their sacred land and drinking water.
  
by Tara Houska 
  
   On Saturday, a 2,000-mile relay run from North Dakota to Washington, D.C. culminated with dozens of Native Americans singing and marching in front of the White House.
   Thirty Native youth from the Oceti Sakowin (Great Sioux Nation) traveled to the U.S. Capitol seeking to stop construction of the proposed Dakota Access Pipeline.
   The pipeline will send 570,000 barrels of crude oil per day through North Dakota, South Dakota, Illinois, and Iowa. The 1,168-mile long pipeline is set to pass through the Missouri River, less than a mile upstream of the Standing Rock Sioux Tribe reservation...http://indiancountrytodaymedianetwork.com/2016/08/11/native-american-youth-obama-rezpect-our-water-165440?utm_content=buffer632c1&utm_medium=social&utm_source=twitter.com&utm_campaign=buffer

Sunday, August 14, 2016

Bellamy Brothers "Let Your Love Flow"

brotherhamlet

A White Lion And A White Tiger Just Had Babies

Losers - Poem by Carl Sandburg

 Losers

IF I should pass the tomb of Jonah
I would stop there and sit for awhile;
Because I was swallowed one time deep in the dark
And came out alive after all.

If I pass the burial spot of Nero
I shall say to the wind, 'Well, well!'-
I who have fiddled in a world on fire,
I who have done so many stunts not worth doing.

I am looking for the grave of Sinbad too.
I want to shake his ghost-hand and say,
'Neither of us died very early, did we?'

And the last sleeping-place of Nebuchadnezzar-
When I arrive there I shall tell the wind:
'You ate grass; I have eaten crow-
Who is better off now or next year?'

Jack Cade, John Brown, Jesse James,
There too I could sit down and stop for awhile.
I think I could tell their headstones:
'God, let me remember all good losers.'

   http://carl-sandburg.com/biography.htm

5 things you should know about cupping, Chinese medicine therapy on view in Rio

Jeanette Wang
 Interest in cupping therapy may have spiked after American swimming star Michael Phelps bared his purple-blotched shoulders en route to winning the first of his latest batch of Olympic gold medals in Rio. But in Hong Kong, this traditional Chinese medicine treatment, with its 2,000-year history, has always been in vogue...http://www.scmp.com/lifestyle/health-beauty/article/2002783/5-things-you-should-know-about-cupping-chinese-medicine

Saturday, August 13, 2016

Friday, August 12, 2016

Norah Jones, "Come Away With Me"

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Pokemon Go 'invasion of privacy' spurs class-action lawsuit in Alberta

By John Gibson, CBC News  
   A woman in central Alberta is the main plaintiff in a class-action lawsuit filed by a Calgary law firm Wednesday against the company behind the popular video game Pokemon Go.
    The statement of claim against California-based Niantic Inc. alleges that Barbra-Lyn Schaeffer and her husband "have been inundated by players at their home in the otherwise sleepy hamlet of Torrington, Alta., since the game was introduced."...http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/calgary/pokemon-go-lawsuit-class-action-torrington-alberta-schaeffer-1.3715263

The life of a parasite: Australia’s most unloved animals

                                                                 Tapeworms from the intestines of a single echidna.

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   Hitching a ride with our kangaroos, platypuses and koalas is the biodiversity you don’t normally see: parasitic worms, or helminths.
   The flukes, tapeworms, roundworms and thorny-headed worms of our native vertebrates lead fascinating lives.
   Some species have evolved a horrific method of hatching, known to biologists as matricidal endotoky, or matricidal hatching. In some species, eggs hatch inside the mother worm and develop to third-stage larvae before bursting from her head, killing her. This is an excellent way for a mother worm to ensure that her offspring reinfect the host in which she lives, but means having children is a once in a lifetime opportunity...https://blog.csiro.au/australias-most-unloved-animals/

Thursday, August 11, 2016

"Big Jet Plane" by Angus and Julia Stone

NettwerkMusic

Women's Beach Volleyball: Canada vs. Switzerland | Olympics 2016 | CBC Sports

CBC Sports

Aaron Driver: What we know about the Canadian terror suspect killed in Ontario

Aaron Driver leaves the Law Courts in Winnipeg, Tuesday, February 2, 2016. Terrorism suspect Aaron Driver was killed in a confrontation with police in the southern Ontario town of Strathroy. THE CANADIAN PRESS/John Woods

  The Canadian Press
  
WINNIPEG – Last year, federal authorities were so suspicious Aaron Driver might have ties to a terrorist group that he bounced in and out of jails and courtrooms for months, all without any actual charges ever being laid – and he had no criminal record at the time.

   The Canadian Press has learned that Driver was the terrorism suspect killed in a confrontation with police Wednesday in the southern Ontario town of Strathroy. The information was from a source with knowledge of the police takedown who spoke on condition of anonymity because they were not authorized to discuss the matter...http://globalnews.ca/news/2876837/aaron-driver-what-we-know-about-the-canadian-terror-suspect-killed-in-ontario/

See also...#Canada terror - twitter

Wednesday, August 10, 2016

"Turn Turn Turn (To Everything There Is A Season)" by The Seekers

NANCYFLORESSANTOS

Dead Sea Returning to Life in Undeniable Realization of Biblical Prophecy

                                                                         The Dead Sea (Photo: Shutterstock.com)

Almost ten times saltier than the ocean, nothing can live in the Dead Sea’s hypersaline environment – Or so scientists thought until recently. Scientific research has proved the existence of life at the bottom of the sea, but due to a unique set of circumstances, signs of life have begun appearing on its very shores, precisely as it is written in the Book of Prophets...http://www.breakingisraelnews.com/72711/fulfillment-dead-sea-prophecy-begun/#zHJeLyllvBtfHfgt.97

Bella Arcand throws the first pitch at Rogers Centre

                     Eleven-year-old Bella Arcand-Lafond.  Photo courtesy Bev Lafond
 By Bryan Eneas
    Tuesday night at Rogers Center in Toronto, an 11-year-old girl from Muskeg Cree Nation threw the ceremonial first pitch before the lue Jays took the field against the Tampa Bay Rays.
   “I’m very excited, all of my cousins are excited!” Bella Arcand-Lafond said before the game
Arcand-Lafond was forced to give up T-ball, one of her passions, in order to receive a major operation. She suffers from a rare brain disease, which at one point caused her to have as many as 60 seizures a day.
   Family members from as far away as Victoria were be at the game, according to Bella’s mother Bev Lafond.
   “We’re lucky, we had about 25 family members make the trek down here just to watch,” Lafond said.
“It’s an exciting opportunity for us. Bella is quite excited, and she’s been practicing. I think she’s ready for tonight’s first pitch,” Lafond said ahead of time.
   Your browser does not support ifLafond submitted her daughter’s name to a joint venture between Dairy Queen, and the Children’s Miracle Network in May. Arcand-Lafond was selected to represent Saskatchewan in a final round of selections. In July, she was chosen amongst all of the candidates to throw out the first pitch.http://cjme.com/article/793534/muskeg-cree-nation-girl-throws-first-pitch-blue-jays

  First Pitch: Bella Arcand throws the first pitch at Rogers Centre three years after having brain surgery for her Rasmussen's Encephalitis Video here

Tuesday, August 9, 2016

Bobby Darin "Dream Lover"

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International Cat Day: 5 life lessons you should learn from your cat

This International Cat Day, the cat community has come together to teach humans to become a better race and stop generating cat memes on the Internet.

 The cat community is calling out to humans and is giving them life-altering lessons this International Cat Day.

Written by Soumya Mathew
   
   Ever thought that Dale Carnegie will not be the only one you will be taking life lessons from? Well, give it a thought if you have not already. Today, on International Cat Day, let’s pay ode to Garfield, Tom (the cat with zero chill from Tom and Jerry), Phoebe’s smelly cat from F.R.I.E.N.D.S., the cat who got killed by curiosity, the neighbour’s cat and your own pet cat, because in case if you haven’t noticed, they have some thought-provoking life lessons to share with us humans.
    Although cats are generally very self-sufficient, there are times, just like us, they feel needy, and unlike us, do not have redressal mechanisms or associations that provide them solutions. Hence, International Cat Day celebrates these little balls of fur and was introduced by the International Fund of Animal Welfare in 2002 to increase the public’s awareness for the needs of cats. The last we heard, the cat community is not very pleased with the never-ending number of memes that are generated almost everyday on the Internet and are moving to file a petition to ban the word ‘catcall’. “The word is extremely offensive to our community and puts us in an extremely bad light,” one old cat told us.
   Here are five life lessons these cats decided to share with us mere two-legged homo sapiens...http://indianexpress.com/article/lifestyle/life-style/five-life-lessons-you-can-learn-from-your-cat-2961438/

Monday, August 8, 2016

Experience the Magic of Redwood National Park


http://video.nationalgeographic.com/video/short-film-showcase/experience-the-magic-of-redwood-national-park

Obama Declares His Family Will Move To Canada If Trump Is Elected

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By the Burrard Street Journal:   PRESIDENT Obama has admitted for the first time, that he and his family are “seriously considering” moving to Canada if Donald Trump is elected the 46th president of the United States. The news comes after Obama launched a scathing attack on Trump, calling him“woefully unprepared” and “unfit to be president”.
   The current U.S. president was speaking to the White House press corps when he expressed his “deep disappointment” with the republican party’s nominee, leading him and the First Lady to explore other options. “It’s something Michelle, the kids and I have discussed as a potential solution to the Donald,” he said. “I have also spoken with Prime Minister Trudeau who outlined Canada’s generous immigration policy for wealthy individuals, so we’ll see.”...http://www.burrardstreetjournal.com/obama-moving-to-canada/

Related: Miley Cyrus, Jon Stewart and 15 More Celebrities America Will Lose If Donald Trump Wins

VLADIMIR PUTIN: “I swear, if they (the Islamic State savages) ever bomb Russia, in half an hour every Muslim will die”

                                                                   “I swear if they bomb Russia, in half an hour every muslim will die” 


  The Russian leader is reportedly mounting an enormous military mission to take control of the terror group’s stronghold of Raqqa.
   The city is the self-declared capital of ISIS in Syria and is patrolled by as many as 5,000 jihadi members.
Putin is set to mobilise 150,000 reservists who he conscripted into the military in September.
   Yesterday, following the Paris attacks, Putin hinted he was ready to join forces with the West to tackle Islamic State.
   He told David Cameron: “The recent tragic events in France show that we should join efforts in preventing terror.”...http://noscomunicamos.com/index.php/2016/07/27/vladimir-putin-swear-bomb-russia-half-hour-every-muslim-will-die/

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Reading books could increase lifespan


                                                 


    Study co-author Becca R. Levy, a professor of epidemiology at Yale University School of Public Health, and colleagues publish their findings in the journal Social Science & Medicine.
    Despite growing popularity of the Kindle and other e-readers, sales of printed books are on the rise. Last year, there were 571 million units sold in the United States, compared with 559 million in 2014.
    But reading books is not just a popular pastime; numerous studies have hailed its benefits for health. A recent study reported by Medical News Today, for example, found that reading fictional books may encourage empathy.
    Now, Levy and colleagues claim the health benefits of reading books may reach even further, after finding it could help us live longer...http://www.medicalnewstoday.com/articles/312167.php?tw

Carl Orff - O Fortuna (Carmina Burana)

Are Sounds Electrik?
                                                                                         The Story Of Carl Orff's Carmina Burana

Kitten rescued in California thinks she is a dog after being raised by a husky

See also...Kitten rescued in California thinks she is a dog after being raised by a husky.

and...Lilo and Baby Rosie  

What Is This Strange Life Form In A Jar In Mexico City?

 Hidden Inca Tours

In January of 2016 while exploring ancient sites in Mexico we had the great fortune to meet paranormal investigator Jaime Maussan in his offices and TV studio in Mexico City. Quite spontaneously he pulled a jar out of his cupboard and simply placed it on his desk...https://hiddenincatours.com/strange-thing-jar-mexico-city/

Sunday, August 7, 2016

Incredible “Day to Night” Photography

By Tim Urban
   
   I met Stephen Wilkes at the TED conference this year. He also did a talk at the conference, about an innovative kind of photography he’s become known for.
   Stephen creates what he calls “Day to Night” photographs by going to a beautiful or interesting place and planting himself in one spot for around 24 hours. Over that time, he’ll snap as many as 1,500 photographs of the same exact frame.
   When he’s done, he chooses the photos that he thinks captured the most special moments of the day and night—the greatest hits of the 24-hour period—and overlays them on top of one another to create one grand image. The end results are stunning, and by staring at one for a while, you can actually learn a lot about what goes on in that particular spot on the earth.
    My favorite is this one from Serengeti National Park in Tanzania...http://waitbutwhy.com/2016/06/incredible-day-to-night-photography.html

Janis Joplin with Big Brother and the Holding Company, "Ball and Chain"

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Saturday, August 6, 2016

Incredible! Russian Sailors Rescue a Shivering Stranded Dog


   
   Would you plunge into the freezing waters off of Siberia to save a stranded pooch?
Lucky for this lost canine, a brave fisherman was willing to take the frigid dip!
   The lost pup was spotted shivering on a piece of ice in the Okhotsk Sea. The large fishing vessel noticed the stranded animal and decided that a rescue mission was in order. The icy perch upon which the dog was standing was too far from the ship so, one of the fishermen volunteered to dive right in. Swimming out to the ice float, the fisherman enlisted the help of his crew to pull the dog to safety.
   Watch the content rescued pup celebrate his survival as he plays with a couple of huskies waiting for him nearby.
   Though the details behind how the dog ended up on the icy raft are unknown, it is safe to say that this shivering pooch was lucky to have such kind rescuers who were happy to save the day.http://www.onegreenplanet.org/news/russian-sailors-rescue-a-shivering-stranded-dog-video/Nevermind

A dad's guide to backyard chickens



Scars aside, raising chickens can teach young people several important lessons. They understand better than ever the value of looking after living things.
Nate Birt / Washington Post

Nate Birt, Washington Post: 
   
If you are ever on a business trip and your wife text-messages you that a skunk has nearly killed your 10 children, you probably will question 1) whether you are living inside a seriously twisted Aesop's fable or 2) if it was a really good idea to have 10 of them in the first place. After all, you survived just fine with none.
I am of course referring to my avian children, specifically backyard chickens. My real, human, flesh-and-blood, scream-and-prance-around-like-lunatics children total three in number. They, too, are learning some parenting skills since we became avian parents...http://www.thestarphoenix.com/homes-and-gardens/guide+backyard+chickens+your+kids+should+become/12086410/story.html

"Look What They've Done To My Song, Ma", Melanie

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Man Adopts Stray Dog He Befriended While Running Extreme Marathon in the Gobi Desert!


  
   Dogs are incredible animals. They demonstrate tremendous amounts of affection, they get excited over life’s simplest pleasures (which, in the process, reminds us to do the same), and when they find someone they connect with, they are fiercely loyal. Even stray dogs, that hardly have an easy life, show an incredible amount of tenderness to people they just met.
   Dion Leonard recently witnessed the kindness stray dogs are capable of first hand while participating in an extreme marathon in China. He was taking part in 4 Desert Race when he met Gobi, the dog, in the Tian Shah mountain range. While many stray dogs are a bit hesitant around people they first meet, Gobi was not. She followed Dion, step by step, along the seven-day, 250-kilometer run. Pretty impressive stamina for such a tiny pup!...Continue reading, photos...

RCMP making criminals of responsible gun owners



Les MacPherson, Saskatoon StarPhoenix
   
   Canada is a nation of laws made by our elected representatives, unless you’re a firearms owner, that is. For you, police make the laws, as they do in a police state.
   With the imperious stroke of a pen, the RCMP has turned into criminals thousands of law abiding gun owners who were doing their best to obey the law. They now are afoul of a police-imposed prohibition on a common accessory for the most popular of .22 rifles. Now deemed illegal are magazines holding more than 10 rounds for the venerable Ruger 10/22.
   It so happens I have one of these rifles. My wife gave it to me for my birthday 37 years ago. I remember because it was the first year of our marriage. The Ruger clinched it. A dandy little rifle for gophers, crows and, especially, tin cans, it is enormous fun to shoot. It also is ubiquitous. Not too many firearms enthusiasts don’t have a Ruger 10/22. I would be surprised if any of Canada’s Olympic shooters, for instance, have not had one in their gun safe. Among farmers, ranchers and hunters, it is almost standard equipment.
   The 10/22 comes with a 10-round magazine. A lot of owners, maybe most of them, buy extra magazines of various sizes up to 50 rounds. While one person shoots, another can be loading the extra magazine. If you don’t think it’s fun to send a tin can flying with 50 rounds as fast as you can pull the trigger, you haven’t tried it.
   Extended magazines for the 10/22 have been on the market for decades. You could buy them in almost any hardware store in the country. Your Uncle Bob might have picked one up on a whim at Macleod’s, put it away somewhere and forgotten all about it. Now he’s a criminal and he doesn’t even know it. At least his pension will go further in jail.
   There was no big announcement from the RCMP when they made the magazines illegal. No public service ads were placed, no letters sent to licensed gun owners. There was no consultation, no discussion, no public debate. It all happened behind closed doors. That’s what happens when police make the laws...http://thestarphoenix.com/opinion/columnists/rcmp-making-criminals-of-responsible-gun-owners

Tuesday, August 2, 2016

Two tornadoes touch down, leaving one home destroyed near Melville




Photos of a severe storm that hit the Yorkton, Sask., area on July 31, 2016. Tracy Kerestesh / Submitted
Regina Leader-Post
   
Homes were severely damaged and a community has declared a state of emergency after a weekend storm in southeastern Saskatchewan that produced two tornadoes...http://thestarphoenix.com/news/saskatchewan/two-tornadoes-touch-down-leaving-one-home-and-barns-destroyed-in-saskatchewan

Thursday, July 28, 2016

Great Canadian Bumble Bee Count creates buzz for bee “census”

By    Environmental advocacy group Friends of the Earth Canada is encouraging Canadians to participate in the first annual Great Canadian Bumble Bee Count, an event aimed at raising awareness about drastic declines in bumble bee populations and helping scientists to determine where across the country bumble bees are most in need of protection.
   “Bees are absolutely essential for pollinating flowers and vegetables,” says CEO of Friends of the Earth Canada, Beatrice Olivastri, in conversation with the CBC. “For our food security we absolutely need bees.”
Running from June 1 until August 15, 2016, the Canadian bumble bee count asks Canadians to snap summertime pics of bumble bees in gardens, at cottages and campsites and upload them to bumblebeewatch.org/which is run by a partner group which has been organizing bee counts across North America. Once uploaded, researchers will check each photo for verification purposes and use the data to help identify conservation needs and to locate rare and/or endangered populations of bumble bees...http://www.cantechletter.com/2016/07/great-canadian-bumble-bee-count/

Tuesday, July 26, 2016

Scientists think cockroach milk could be the superfood of the future

JACINTA BOWLER:
   
   An international team of scientists has just sequenced a protein crystal located in the midgut of cockroaches. The reason?
   It’s more than four times as nutritious as cow’s milk and, the researchers think it could be the key to feeding our growing population in the future. ...http://www.sciencealert.com/scientists-show-why-we-should-all-start-drinking-cockroach-milk

Oiled birds pulled from Sask oil pipeline spill site

Andrea Hill, Saskatoon StarPhoenix



Photos from the wildlife rescue operation underway near where a Husky Energy pipeline leak sent 200,000 litres of oil into the North Saskatchewan River last week. Three birds completely covered in oil were rescued, although only two survived. Photos from Living Sky Wildlife Rehabilitation Facebook page. ORG XMIT: lI1z2datOcaRPmvSsOkw Living Sky Wildlife Rehabilitation

   Four birds, one fish and a frog are among the confirmed fatalities of the Husky Energy pipeline leak that sent more than 200,000 litres of oil pouring into the North Saskatchewan River near Maidstone.
   Another two oil-soaked birds have been rescued from the spill site and are being cared for by volunteers in Maidstone.
   Jan Shadick, who runs the Living Sky Wildlife Rehabilitation Centre in Saskatoon, said it’s “shocking” how few oil-soaked animals have been found.
   “It’s really quite hard to believe that they haven’t found anything,” Shadick said from Maidstone, where she is helping coordinate efforts to clean any rescued animals that come in.
She worries that because the river is so fast moving, birds or other animals that were coated in oil and left unable to float or swim have drowned and been swept away...http://thestarphoenix.com/news/local-news/three-oiled-birds-pulled-from-pipeline-spill-site
 

"DNC national convention"

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Monday, July 25, 2016

The Beatles at Shea Stadium



The Beatles

Julian Assange just did it: WikiLeaks Dispenses 23,000 Hillary Emails Marked “C” for Confidential (Classified)



WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange told us a month ago that the next batch of leaked Hillary Clinton emails could lead to an indictment.
Now, over 23,000 cables were just put out for the world to see...http://usapoliticsnow.com/?p=3661
  
emails here>> WikiLeaks - Secretary+of+State&qfoclass=CONFIDENTIAL

The Munich Massacre Is A Complete Coverup. The Munich Shooter’s Facebook Including His Family Background Shows He Is NOT Iranian But A Syrian Islamist Pro Turkey

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   They initially introduced his name as a western name “David S”. Then his name changed to Ali David Sonboly (which sounds western) when his real name is Ali Daud Sonboly/Sunbuli which is an Arabic name (better pronounced Sunbuli) and has an exclusively Arabic meaning: ‘from the wheat kernel’.
   Sonboly is no Iranian. He is Syrian. His Facebook page showed that he is pro Turkey’s Islamists. That, plus he had a record with the Interpol and was being watched. He is also not a teenager as they show us, but an adult as videos showed. What the reader should conclude after reading is this: why is the eye witnesses account (which is substantiated by material evidence) contradicts media reports (which provide zero evidence that we can verify, just government claim). Let me shred the media’s narrative piece by piece...http://shoebat.com/2016/07/23/the-munich-massacre-is-a-complete-coverup-the-munich-shooters-facebook-including-his-family-background-shows-he-is-not-iranian-but-a-syrian-islamist-pro-turkey/

Prince Albert building 20km-long drinking water pipeline as oil slick approaches: cleanup of 200,000L-plus spill continues

Jason Warick, Saskatoon StarPhoenix
Crews work to clean up an oil spill on the North Saskatchewan river near Maidstone, Sask on Friday July 22, 2016. Husky Energy has said between 200,000 and 250,000 litres of crude oil and other material leaked into the river on Thursday from its pipeline. JASON FRANSON / THE CANADIAN PRESS

   Prince Albert officials have ordered construction of a 20 to 30 kilometre temporary drinking water pipeline as a massive oil slick on the North Saskatchewan River approaches the city.
“They’ve done an admirable job (of planning),” Saskatchewan Water Security Agency’s Same Ferris told reporters Sunday. “It’s a temporary installation.”
   Residents of both cities are advised to use water sparingly until the regular water treatment capacity is restored. It’s unclear exactly how long that will be, officials said.
   “Water conservation is very important in this situation,” Ferris said.
   The city of North Battleford has already shut off its river intake and is drawing its drinking water from other sources. On Sunday, P.A. had not yet shut off its water intake from the North Saskatchewan River, as tests came back clean. That could change when the oil arrives late Sunday or early Monday...http://thestarphoenix.com/news/local-news/pa-prepares-for-river-oil-slick-cleanup-of-200000l-plus-spill-continues