Monday, February 18, 2019

United We Roll - twitter

Brigitte Gabriel gives honest recap of Islamic history in 5 minutes

 Nobody can explain the most important aspects of Islamic history better than Brigitte Gabriel. She is unique in so many ways. It is not just because she knows her stuff. She was born in Lebanon, and experienced the essential aspects of radical Islam in her own life before immigrating to the West...

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Mr. Bean at the hospital

Mr Bean

Forest Exploration - twitter

Friday, February 15, 2019

Jody Wilson-Raybould’s nation and family say ‘Trudeau’s gone after one of our matriarchs’

Vancouver-Granville MP Jody Wilson-Raybould appears at a University of B.C. event on Jan. 23, just after she was moved from attorney general to Veterans Affairs — and just weeks before her resignation from Justin Trudeau's Liberal Cabinet on Tuesday.  (David P. Ball / Star Vancouver)
VANCOUVER—Members of Jody Wilson-Raybould’s nation and family are coming to her defence, following her resignation from Prime Minister Justin Trudeau’s cabinet Tuesday and earlier dismissal as attorney general.

Her father, Kwakwaka’wakw hereditary chief Bill Wilson, told the Star he and many others in their nation — which comprises multiple First Nations governments on northern Vancouver Island — saw her treatment as insulting and demeaning to their community.

“Trudeau’s gone after one of our matriarchs,” Wilson, 47, said in an interview Wednesday in Vancouver.

“Any attack upon Jody is not only an attack on women — something Trudeau will have to rationalize to all Canadian women in the next election — but it is a direct attack on our community and our value system.”

Wilson-Raybould’s traditional name, Puglaas, was given to her by her grandmother, the most important influence in the politician’s life, her father explained. In their nation’s Kwak’wala language, Wilson added, Puglaas is one of the “highest names in our tribe” and means “woman with integrity.”...

Kathy Mattea "Eighteen Wheels And A Dozen Roses"


Truck convoy leaves Alberta for Ottawa Thursday: ‘This is about uniting Canada’

A truck convoy left Red Deer, Alta., on Thursday morning for a four-day trek to Ottawa to take a message to politicians on Parliament Hill.

“This is about uniting Canada with everybody that has an issue with the current government — you know, oil and gas, carbon tax, Bill C-48, C-69, whatever the issue is,” organizer Glen Carritt told Global News on Monday.
“This is the United We Roll, Official Convoy for Canada and this is the only convoy that’s going all the way across the country...

The spirit of the rainforest is ready for her close-up


Ian McAllister films Moks, a Kermode or “spirit” bear, for “The Great Bear Rainforest – Land of the Spirit Bear” (Deirdre Leowinata) 

 Don’t be fooled by the cream-coloured coat; that’s no polar bear. A Kermode or “spirit” bear, is a subspecies of the North American black bear. It owes its colouring to a rare genetic mutation, and can be found in British Columbia’s Great Bear Rainforest. Climate change and ocean pollution are threatening to upset the delicate ecosystem of the temperate rainforest. The region’s ecological fragility and its symbiotic relationship with the area’s Indigenous groups are the subject of conservationist Ian McAllister’s new film, Great Bear Rainforest—Land of the Spirit Bear...

MacGillivray Freeman

Dogs putting 200 animal species at risk in ‘major threat’ to wildlife, scientists warn

Good boys... or threat to vulnerable species? ( Getty ) 

“Man’s best friend” they may be. But for wildlife, the domestication and proliferation of dogs has had a disastrous impact.

Following rats and cats, dogs are now the third worst human-introduced predator in some parts of the world.

There are an estimated 1 billion dogs living around the globe, and they are now believed to threaten almost 200 species worldwide, including some critically endangered animals, according to the International Union for the Conservation of Nature (IUCN)...

Monday, February 11, 2019

RayStevens "The Global Warming Song"


France: Firefighters used their firefighter equipment to attack the police.

'Strategic messaging': Russian fighters in Arctic spark debate on Canada's place

Bob WeberBob Weber, The Associated Press
 Russian Prime Minister Vladimir Putin walks after inspecting a new Russian fighter jet after its test flight in Zhukovksy, outside Moscow, Russia, on June 17, 2010. THE CANADIAN PRESS/AP, RIA Novosti, Alexei Druzhinin, Government Press Service

Recent Russian moves in the Arctic have renewed debate over that country's intentions and Canada's own status at the top of the world.

The newspaper Izvestia reported late last month that Russia's military will resume fighter patrols to the North Pole for the first time in 30 years. The patrols will be in addition to regular bomber flights up to the edge of U.S. and Canadian airspace.

“It's clearly sending strategic messaging,” said Whitney Lackenbauer, an Arctic expert and history professor at the University of Waterloo. “This is the next step.”

 Russia has been beefing up both its civilian and military capabilities in its north for a decade....

Saturday, February 9, 2019

Elephants run to greet a newly rescued Baby Elephant.

US Army To Give Soldiers New 1-Ounce Hidden Weapons That Will Change the Game

By Jack Davis

Army units will soon be equipped with pocket-sized drones to give them an edge on the battlefield.

The Army has awarded FLIR Systems a $39.6 million contract to provide Black Hornet personal-reconnaissance drones, the company said in a release on its website.

The drones are 6.6 inches long and weigh 1.16 ounces, the company said. They can fly in day or night conditions for up to 1.24 miles. The drones have a maximum speed of 20 feet per second.

 The drones can remain airborne for about 25 minutes...

Chanterelle mushrooms: Jewels from northern Saskatchewan forests

Jenn Sharp

 Beth Rogers and Thayne Robstad incorporate the mushrooms they pick into dishes at their Hearth restaurant such as this seared pork belly. Richard Marjan

Chefs the world over know about Saskatchewan for one key reason: Wild chanterelle mushrooms.
That’s because the province’s unique climate and terroir helps to produce some of the world’s most vibrantly coloured and robustly flavoured chanterelles.

Beth Rogers and Thayne Robstad have been foraging mushrooms for years. The couple opened Hearth Restaurant in Saskatoon in 2018, a place that highlights the province’s unique local food bounty in chef-focused dishes, often with ingredients they foraged.

To find the best quality mushrooms, it’s best to go picking at the beginning of the season in early to mid-August. On a picking trip last summer, the chefs were happy to share the tricks of the trade, but were strict about one thing: Their picking spot, in a jack pine forest northeast of Prince Albert, must be kept secret...

Friday, February 8, 2019

Tuesday, February 5, 2019

Super Bowl 53 Commercials Transhumanism, EMP Black Out, Agenda 2030


Ruairidh McGlynn Photographs The Scottish Wild In Emerging Land

 When he picked up a camera in 2013 in preparation for a hike, Ruairidh McGlynn saw the world anew—and ever since, the Scottish photographer has been training his lens on the remote and beautiful parts of his homeland...

What Is the Large Hadron Collider?


The world's largest atom smasher, the Large Hadron Collider, forms a 17-mile-long (27 kilometers) ring under the French-Swiss border.
Credit: Maximilien Brice/CERN
The Large Hadron Collider (LHC) is a marvel of modern particle physics that has enabled researchers to plumb the depths of reality. Its origins stretch all the way back to 1977, when Sir John Adams, the former director of the European Organization for Nuclear Research (CERN), suggested building an underground tunnel that could accommodate a particle accelerator capable of reaching extraordinarily high energies, according to a 2015 history paper by physicist Thomas Schörner-Sadenius.

The project was officially approved twenty years later, in 1997, and construction began on a 16.5-mile-long (27 kilometer) ring that passed beneath the French-Swiss border capable of accelerating particles up to 99.99 percent the speed of light and smashing them together. Within the ring, 9,300 magnets guide packets of charged particles in two opposite directions at a rate of 11,245 times a second, finally bringing them together for a head-on collision. The facility is capable of creating around 600 million collisions every second, spewing out incredible amounts of energy and, every once in a while, an exotic and never-before-seen heavy particle. The LHC operates at energies 6.5 times higher than the previous record-holding particle accelerator, Fermilab's decommissioned Tevatron in the U.S.

The LHC cost a total of $8 billion to build, $531 million of which came from the United States. More than 8,000 scientists from 60 different countries collaborate on its experiments. The accelerator first switched on its beams on September 10, 2008, colliding particles at only a ten-millionth of its original design intensity....

Friday, January 25, 2019

Photo 'Saskatoon' from Daria Fidyk ‏Jan 21

Man found with 27,500 pills of fentanyl freed because RCMP sniffer dog sat in an ambiguous manner

Thursday, January 24, 2019

The GREATEST Discoveries Found in Antarctica Up to Date

Hitching a free ride!

Deer having lunch

The 10 Best Indoor Plants for Every Kind of Person

Photo by Chandler Bondurant

Let’s talk about houseplants. Water them when the soil is dry. Don’t put them in front of air conditioners or heating units. Know how much sun each one wants. There, you’ve got almost everything you need to know.

The truth is, most houseplants sold at shops or online are extremely easy to keep alive. That’s why those shops sell them. The plants on our list do not run the spectrum of hard-to-keep to invincible because the vast majority of plants sold are not horticultural puzzles. They make your home look and feel better, and they do so without a whole lot of work from you...The 10 Best Indoor Plants for Every Kind of Person

Related: 10 Things Nobody Tells You About Trendy Houseplants

Friday, January 18, 2019

Gender discrimination persists in Canada’s Indian Act, United Nations committee rules

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The UBCIC responds to a United Nations report on discrimination in the Indian Act.

The Canadian Press
Despite government efforts over the years to fix the situation, Canada’s Indian Act still discriminates against Indigenous women when it comes to passing on their status to their descendants, the United Nations Human Rights Committee ruled this week.

The committee found the act violates Canada’s international obligations and urged Ottawa to put an end to the differential treatment of an estimated 270,000 women and their descendants.

The complaint came from Sharon McIvor, 70, and her son Jacob Grismer, 47, both of Merritt, B.C., who argued they had not been treated as “real Indians” because of flaws in the Indian Act, which Prime Minister Justin Trudeau this week called a “colonialist relic.”...

When Indigenous Assert Rights, Canada Sends Militarized Police

By Andrew Nikiforuk 
RCMP action against the Wet’suwet’en last week was intended to send a message, says professor Jeffrey Monaghan. Photo by Michael Toledano.

 The use of heavily armed RCMP to enforce a court injunction and tear down an Indigenous blockade against TransCanada’s Coastal GasLink pipeline in northwestern British Columbia last week was part of a familiar pattern, say criminologists.

 “It seems like Canada uses a show of force and police repression whenever it wants to contain First Nations exercising their aboriginal rights and title,” said Shiri Pasternak, a criminologist at Ryerson University and director of the Yellowhead Institute, a research centre focused on First Nations land and governance issues.

“Canada is creating the problem by refusing to recognize what its own courts are saying about aboriginal rights and title,” added Pasternak.

Over the last decade rulings by the Supreme Court of Canada and lower courts have established that Canadian governments have a duty to consult and accommodate Indigenous people before resources are extracted from their land, and that in many cases their land and title rights have not been extinguished...


 RCMP concerned Indigenous rights advocates will gain public support: new study

 By Justin Brake

 New research shows Canada’s police force assesses the risk Indigenous activists and protesters pose to the nation — not based on factors of criminality — but based on their ability to summon sympathy from the broader populace...

Wednesday, December 12, 2018

Lion Attacked by Pack of Hyenas

BBC Earth

Australia Confirms the Move of Embassy in Israel to Jerusalem

Kayla Koslosky | Editor |

After mentioning the possible embassy move earlier this year, Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison is preparing to formally recognize Jerusalem as the capital of Israel on Wednesday.
According to the Times of Israel, the Australian government approved the move in a late-night national security meeting, Tuesday, but it will likely be delayed due to the exorbitant price tag of the relocation...