Friday, May 18, 2018

Kilauea volcanic eruption - twitter

Tick season arrives in Manitoba; officials warn of new illnesses

As tick season heads into full swing in Canada, officials in Manitoba are warning the public that Lyme disease isn’t the only thing to be on the lookout for.

Manitoba Lyme Disease lists 14 illnesses associated with tick bites, but health authorities in the province say two emerging viruses should be of particular concern for the region: Borrelia miyamotoi and Powassan disease.

Powassan disease, also known as the deer tick virus, is known to cause vomiting, seizures and even long-term neurological problems, among other symptoms...

Wednesday, May 16, 2018

Vera Lynn ''Lili Marlene''

Missing my mom! She could never return to Scotland, a prisoner, in Canada after the second world war. I remember walking in the woods, with mom,  my dog and my 22. I could pick a duck out of the sky and bring home duck soup. On the walk with mom we came upon a slough and across the pond 75yds there sat a muscat. I don't think mom believed I could make the the shot. I did and mom gave me an earful. She stated that the muscat had a family.... She loved life; I never picked up the 22 again.



Monty Python - Dead Parrot


Monday, May 14, 2018

"The Light Will Stay On" by The Walkabouts


US embassy moves to Jerusalem — on Twitter

Canadian Ex-Muslim woman calls to designate the Koran as "hate literature" under the law


She grew up in Saudi Arabia under Sharia law, where women are not considered human beings.

Her family threatening to kill her for being non-Muslim, but she refuses to remain silent.

Sandra Solomon has been portrayed in the news as a hate monger. Sandra was of victim of rape and other horrible things while living under sharia law. Sandra Solomon is a survivor and she lives to tell her story.

People should be allowed to voice their opinion in Canada...

Cow is think'n of head'n to church.

Can photographs save the Caribou people?

by Jaymi Heimbuch

 The Gwich’in community of Arctic Village lies just outside the refuge. The people depend on the caribou that pass by the village during the spring and fall migrations. They have been leading the fight to protect the caribou calving grounds. (Photo: Peter Mather

Conservation photographer Peter Mather is no stranger to the tough conditions of the north. Based in the Yukon, Mather's adventures give him opportunities to witness first-hand both the hardiness and the fragility of North America's snow-covered wilderness. It takes fortitude to withstand not only extreme weather conditions but also the twisting winds of politics.

One of Mather's primary photography projects, Caribou People, is a story about the Gwich'in aboriginal people of Alaska and Canada who depend on the Porcupine Caribou Herd for their subsistence lifestyle and culture. Mather notes, "The fight over the caribou calving grounds of Alaska's oil rich Arctic National Wildlife Refuge is more than a case of wildlife and wilderness conservation. To the Gwich'in this is also a human rights issue, as a threat to the caribou is a threat to their culture and subsistence lifestyle."...

Friday, May 11, 2018

Volcano Hawaii - update twitter

Patty Loveless "You'll Never Leave Harlan Alive"

antonio strohs

Thousands protest Trudeau’s abortion agenda at Canadian March for Life

The National March for Life in Ottawa, 2016. Pete Baklinski / LifeSiteNews

OTTAWA, May 10, 2018 (LifeSiteNews) – Thousands of pro-life Canadians are gathering in Ottawa for the May 10 March for Life, the largest annual event in the nation’s capital. They will pray, march, and witness to their politicians and country that human life is sacred and must be protected from conception to natural death.

The theme of the March is “Pro-Life.ALL.IN.” Organizers are asking supporters to promote the event on social media with hashtags: #MarchforLife, #PROLIFEALLIN and #WhyWeMarch...

Related: Stop Trudeau's $650 Million to Force Abortion On African Women and Children - #AfricanKidsCount

The Trump border catapult prototype

Thursday, May 10, 2018

Trump Greets 3 Americans Freed From North Korea

The three American prisoners freed from North Korea, Tony Kim, left, Kim Hak-song and Kim Dong-chul, flanked by Vice President Mike Pence, Mr. and Mrs. Trump, and Secretary of State Mike Pompeo.CreditTom Brenner/The New York Times

JOINT BASE ANDREWS, Md. — Three American prisoners freed from North Korea arrived here early Thursday to a personal welcome from President Trump, who traveled to an air base in the middle of the night to meet them.

Waving their hands and flashing peace signs, the freed prisoners — Kim Dong-chul, Tony Kim and Kim Hak-song — descended the stairs of their plane, flanked by the president and senior administration officials, including Secretary of State Mike Pompeo, who had flown to Pyongyang, the North’s capital, to secure their release...

This dog is not a good shepherd ! - twitter

Wednesday, May 9, 2018

Trump says North Korea released three US detainees

Freddy, Manitoba’s Beloved Rogue Bison, Has Been Immortalized in Song

by Cara Giaimo
Freddy, standing still for once. Courtesy Anne Miller

The most famous bison in Manitoba is named Freddy. He lives in Lorette, a small city southeast of Winnipeg, and he likes to hop his fence and explore the neighborhood. He escapes often enough that he’s gained a dedicated following, a line of rebellious sweatshirts featuring the slogan “Run Freddy Run,” and fawning press coverage everywhere from the CBC to Maclean’s Magazine.

“We don’t even know if it’s the same bison or a different bison each time,” explains Kevin Patton, who first gave Freddy his name, and created the Facebook group dedicated to his exploits. “We just named the escapee Freddy, and he’s become our town mascot.”...

Hawaii volcano: Kilauea erupts again and new fissures appear in ground as families flee

Samuel Osborne

A volcano in Hawaii has erupted again, spewing toxic gases from two new vents and prompting authorities to call for an immediate evacuation of residents from a second neighbourhood.

Authorities had ordered nearly 2,000 residents to leave two communities on Big Island last Thursday, but some ignored the order and decided to remain at home and watch over their property.

On Tuesday, the emergence of the two new vents prompted Hawaii County to issue an emergency bulletin ordering residents of Lanipuna Gardens to leave their homes immediately...

Related: Interactive Map of Active Volcanoes and recent Earthquakes world-wide

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Canada to apologize for turning away ship of Jewish refugees fleeing Nazis

 “The Saddest Ship Afloat”

Colin Perkel, The Canadian Press 

TORONTO -- Canada will formally apologize for turning away a boat full of Jewish refugees fleeing Nazi Germany in 1939, resulting in scores of them dying, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau said Tuesday.

In a well-received speech to a sold-out Jewish fundraising event, Trudeau said the decision by Canada to force the German ocean liner "MS St. Louis" to return to Europe was a blight on our collective past.

"An apology in the House of Commons will not rewrite this shameful chapter of our history," Trudeau said. "It will not bring back those who perished or repair the lives shattered by tragedy. But it is our hope that this long overdue apology will bring awareness to our failings, as we vow to never let history repeat itself."...

Monday, May 7, 2018

Yangervis Solarte is not human

Solarte's slide into 3rd base is a couple days old, but unforgettable.

Toronto Blue Jays second baseman Yangervis Solarte slides into third base in the third inning against the Cleveland Indians at Progressive Field.
David Richard-USA TODAY Sports...

"Son of a Preacher Man" by Sarah Connor


Israel Will 'Eliminate' Assad if He Continues to Let Iran Operate From Syria, Minister Warns

 Israel will "eliminate" Syrian President Bashar Assad if he continues to let Iran operate from Syria, Energy Minister Yuval Steinitz said Monday...

Canadian researchers gather to tackle Saskatchewan’s HIV crisis

As the province’s HIV rate continues to rise, especially in the Indigenous community, researchers and stakeholders gathered at the University of Saskatchewan on Friday to try and find a Saskatchewan solution to address the crisis.

 The event, called Indigenous Health: The Mysteries and Myths of the HIV Crisis in Saskatchewan, was co-hosted by the Saskatchewan Health Research Foundation (SHRF) and the Canadian Academy of Health Sciences.

 “We have a crisis here in Saskatchewan and we have the expertise here in Saskatchewan to solve some of our issues,” SHRF CEO Patrick Odnokon said. “The whole idea here is to bring the research community together with community stakeholders, and with government, to essentially talk about the situation and to find strategies to see where we can take this.”...

Friday, May 4, 2018

DAY ZERO on Vimeo

DAY ZERO from jamie hancock on Vimeo.
Cape Town is currently suffering from a water crisis due to a number of different factors. The residents are having to cut their daily water usage down to a limit of 50 litres per day per person and on the most part are collectively achieving this. The management of this crisis however is critical to the success of this wonderful city.

Thank you to Ray De Vries for the voiceover and insight in to the current situation in Cape Town. Ray is one of the most fascinating people I have met and is part of the solution to future water shortages. See more here -

WINNER of the Wex Photo Video ‘Wex Shorts’ film competition

Film | Edit | Sound - Jamie Hancock
Music - Musicbed / Ryan Taubert

Filmed with the Lumix GH5

Jose Bautista pens a love letter to Blue Jays fans before first game with Braves

Writing in the @PlayersTribune, the former Blue Jays slugger praised the city of Toronto and thanked its fans for their support throughout his storied career. Bautista was recently signed by the Atlanta Braves and will make his first start on Friday...

"Volcano" by Jimmy Buffett



Related: Kilauea: Hawaii emergency declared over volcano eruption

The Smuggler (Monty Python)


The UN Admits That The Paris Climate Deal Was A Fraud

Global Hot Air: Here's a United Nations climate report that environmentalists probably don't want anybody to read. It says that even if every country abides by the grand promises they made last year in Paris to reduce greenhouse gases, the planet would still be "doomed."

 When President Obama hitched America to the Paris accords in 2016, he declared that it was "the moment that we finally decided to save our planet." And when Trump pulled out of the deal this year, he was berated by legions of environmentalists for killing it.

But it turns out that the Paris accord was little more than a sham that will do nothing to "save the planet."...

The Multiculturalism Umbrella: Islam's Manufactured Wool

By Amil Imani

Ever since the massive arrival of Muslims to the Western hemisphere, our Western culture and world have been forever altered, thanks to the ceaseless attempts of the left to force a failing Utopian Multiculturalism paradise down the throats of its unsuspecting citizens.  Multiculturalism in Europe is dead in the water, as every recent election has shown.  Even the politicians are admitting it now.  Why are they still insisting that we must coexist and keep importing more Muslims who will never assimilate?

Let me be clear: multiculturalism spells the demise of our Western culture.  Is that what we want?...

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Friday, April 20, 2018

Artists You Should Hear: April Edition - ReverbNation

Canada is not a country


Protestors demonstrate against the expansion of Kinder Morgan's Trans Mountain pipeline project in Burnaby, B.C. on March 10, 2018. (JASON REDMOND/AFP/Getty Images) 

I want to fly up to northern Manitoba next month to visit my parents. It’s not a long flight; I live in the province next door and with a connection in Winnipeg I can do the trip in an afternoon.

It is expensive though. For the same amount of money I could fly to Peru and back three times and still have change left over for some inflight duty free. I could fly to any state in America, any country in Europe, a dozen cities in Africa, and almost every country in Asia (North Korea and Timor Leste excepted).

I normally just wince and buy the ticket, knowing that this is just the way it is in Canada. But this time I stopped and considered how odd it is that I live in country where it is easier, cheaper and often faster to travel overseas than it is to do so domestically. And once I started pulling on that thread, several other things started to unravel...

Friday's photo

Thursday, April 19, 2018

"Riders On The Storm" by The Doors

Dan Martin

They're walking right up to people! - Extraordinary Situation Underway

Last night, into early morning, I took over fifty phone calls, texts and Facebook messages. Most were about weak and dying warblers, robins and woodcocks. Please understand this is an extraordinary situation. More snow and cold temperatures are predicted for Wednesday and Thursday. The birds require your help. YOU CAN MAKE A DIFFERENCE! We are in desperate need of volunteer drivers for this event specifically. Please call 715-623-4015 or leave a message on Facebook if you can help us. Birds are coming from Marshfield, Stevens Point, Pittsville, Adams Friendship, Wausau, Shawano, Marion and all of the surrounding areas.

This is not a normal spring. The birds can deal with some snow and cold, but not deep snow (30 plus inches) and sustained cold. They have slipped into hypothermia, unable to maintain their own body temperature or keep themselves warm any longer. Birds that eat insects cannot find natural food. They are starving...

Hands-on way of doing things by PM Trudeau



Related: Full text of "The Dead Sea Scrolls [Complete English Translation].pdf (PDFy mirror)"

White giraffes spotted in Kenya!

Wednesday, April 18, 2018

Ian & Sylvia with Judy Collins - ''Someday Soon''

Robert W. Roddis, Esq.

Yosemite Sam - "When I say whoa, I mean WHOA!"


Castles of Eğil, built in 5000 BC, today's Turkey

Egil castle was built by Assyrians in 5000 BC. It has an interesting structure. It was set on a unique rock. It is clear that the castle was very hard to conquer. It was surrounded by walls which have partially survived until today. It was used as a depot and shelter both for soldiers and civilians...

Help CBC News investigate political ads on Facebook

CBC News
 CBC is asking readers to help it track political ads on Facebook by installing a browser extension created by ProPublica, a non-profit, investigative news organization based in the U.S.. Facebook Political Ad Collector allows users to flag the ads they see in their feeds as political and submit them to a database that CBC News will use to research stories. (Eraldo Peres/Associated Press)...

Tuesday, April 17, 2018

Origins of Antifa: Briefly, what is Antifa and why should anyone care about it?


The Left’s explosive, prolonged rage at the election of President Donald Trump on Nov. 8, 2016, gave new life to the ultra-violent leftist movement known as Antifa.

As a result, Antifa, which has been described as a revolutionary communist-anarchist militia movement that aspires to forcibly overthrow the United States government, is responsible for “a level of sustained political street warfare not seen in the U.S. since the 1960s.”

Reports of Antifa violence are everywhere, which is why the U.S. Department of Homeland Security has quietly designated Antifa as “domestic terrorists.” (Capital Research Center produced a three-part documentary series, America Under Siege, about Antifa and other political actors.)

Antifa is not a single organization: it is a movement or coalition of leftist groups, each of which claims to combat “fascism,” a political ideology whose definition academics have been arguing about for decades. The word Antifa itself is a truncation of anti-fascist...

Diamonds that fell to Earth came from long-lost planet, researchers say

by Joseph Brean
 Astronomer Peter Jenniskens finds a fragment of the Almahata Sitta meteorite, which contains diamonds, on Feb. 28, 2009, in the Nubian desert of Sudan. NASA / SETI / P. Jenniskens

Specks of diamond inside a meteor that fell from space into the Nubian Desert of northern Sudan were formed inside a long-lost planet in the early years of the solar system, according to a new scientific report.

The surprisingly large size of these extraterrestrial gemstones is the first compelling and direct evidence for the mysterious planet that has since disappeared from the solar system, either by colliding and being absorbed into another planet, or being incinerated in the sun, or cast off into outer space...

Related: Another lost planet that may exist in Jenniskens's mind, and apparently Nasa's mind.