Saturday, August 18, 2018

British Columbians capture photos of province burning

Clare Hennig · CBC News

 Island Lake fire seen from a B.C. resident's cabin on Aug. 7. The fire has continued to spread and the area is under evacuation order. (John Calogheros)


A photographic roundup of wildfires' smoke and flames...

Who is Q and what exactly is the pro-Trump conspiracy theory QAnon?

 Since its birth in October 2017, the US QAnon conspiracy theory - which is based on the enigmatic messages of an anonymous poster named “Q” - has spread from the fringe internet forums 4chan and 8chan to more widely used platforms like Reddit and Facebook.

 Firebrand conservative commentators including Roseanne Barr, Curt Schilling and Alex Jones from Infowars have helped amplify the theory, which has often had real-world consequences.

 But who is Q and will his or her theories have any long-term impact?...


Thursday, August 16, 2018

B.C. declares state of emergency as hundreds of wildfires burn across province

 Mike Laanela · CBC News

There are more than 560 wildfires burning across B.C., including this one near the Pondosy Bay Wilderness Resort near Tweedsmuir. (Pondosy Bay Wilderness Resort)

The British Columbia government has declared a provincewide state of emergency in response to the ongoing wildfire situation.

Minister of Public Safety Mike Farnworth made the declaration on Wednesday morning...

Related 1:  Smoke gets in their eyes: Prairies feel the effects of B.C. fires

             2: Western Wildfires Have Burned More Than 7 Million Acres This Year

Tuesday, August 14, 2018

20 Best Sites to Download Free Books

Updated August 08, 2018
Ever thought of creating a library with thousands of free books? You'd never have to spend a dime. It sounds impossible, but it's not! Free books, on nearly any subject you can think of, are all over the web, ready to be read, downloaded, and shared. All you need to do you have enough time to get through all of them!
Here are the top 20 sites where you can find and download a wide variety of completely free books online,from romance novels to computer technology manuals...

Good book to read: New Atlantis by Francis Bacon (Project Gutenberg)

Arabian Red Fox

A species of fox that has adapted to live in the extreme heat of the desert, the Arabian Red Fox is known by its pale brown color, relatively small size, and adaptability to live in the desert environment.

Friday, August 10, 2018

''Against the Wind'' Bob Seger & The Silver Bullet Band


When you lied on your resume about having previous sheepdog experience

Sometimes, lightning does strike twice.

Why do only some people get blackout drunk?

By Melissa Hogenboom

It was another regrettably familiar wake-up for Sarah Hepola. Much of her memory from the previous night was blank. She remembers talking to people at a party, but then after that a shadow drops over her memories.

How did she get there, where was the stamp on her hand from? Who bought the pizza? Who was the man beside her?

“I was like, well that’s weird, I don’t know what happened… I just kind of laughed it off, it just seemed normal to me,” she recalls...

George Jones - Please Don't Sell Me Anymore Whiskey Tonight

Tom Page

Thursday, August 9, 2018

Confusing race and religion is dangerous

Todd Essig Ph.D.

 Religion is about faith and practice, not blood

I had to read it twice. I couldn't believe what was on the screen at Psychology Today. But there it was:  "Anybody who believes Barack Obama is Christian must also believe that Michael Jackson was white" and then that President Obama is a Muslim because his "father was a Muslim Kenyan, descended from a long line of Muslims." Yikes!

What's going on here? Had Rupert Murdoch bought PT and brought us under the Fox umbrella? Or worse? Has it suddenly become acceptable to (mis)use psychology to support the classic genocidal lie that people of different religions are different races?

Think about it.This dangerous religion-equals-race ideology lumps Latin American Catholics with Irish Catholics; puts Moroccan Jews in the same genetic bin with my ancestors from Lithuanian, Polish, and German shtetls; and erases racial differences between Indonesian Muslims and Lebanese Muslims. Doesn't make much sense, does it?...

See also:  Ayaan Hirsi Ali
 Islam is not a race...Islam is simply a set of beliefs...

Israel Under Attack While World Yawns

 Hamas launched over 150 rockets and mortar shells at southern Israel overnight. Thankfully, no-one was killed, although three Israelis were injured, at least eight others were treated for panic attacks (including two pregnant women who went into labor), and several homes and factories in Israeli communities were damaged.

 But make no mistake about it. The terrorists were aiming to kill and maim. Thankfully, their aim is sometimes off, and our government has invested in Iron Dome and bomb shelters.
Israel has responded by striking more than 140 terror targets in Gaza, including a weapons manufacturing & storage facility, a complex used for the Hamas’ naval force, a military compound used for rocket launching experiments, a factory for tunnel components, a coastal attack tunnel, several terror sites in military compounds and Hamas targets. A number of palestinians have been killed, terrorists and civilians alike.

But make no mistake about it. The IDF is targeting the terrorists and their infrastructure only, and is not aiming to kill or injure civilians. The main reasons palestinian civilians are sometimes killed are 1. The terrorists deliberately place them in harm’s way, operating out of civilian areas and placing their infrastructure among them or close by 2. Hamas has not invested in bomb shelters, but rather spent their money on things like rockets, mortars and terror tunnels...

See also:  Live updates as Israel and Hamas continue to exchange fire.

Wednesday, July 25, 2018

Watch out! ‘Bed bugs’ are fighting back … apparently!


Researchers at the University of Sydney have claimed that bed bugs are evolving thicker skin in an effort to ‘fight back’ against insecticides designed to kill them: “Some bedbugs have evolved a thicker layer of cuticle, they found. This is the shell-like outer layer, or exoskeleton, on the bloodsucking little bugs. And it turns out that resistance is cuticle. That extra thick protection gives the bug new and improved armour.”...

Tuesday, July 17, 2018

The Russians are coming!

Daniel Fry

A photo of Pres Trump looking in the right direction

Sean Gallup / Getty Images

Alberta town divided over program to kill feral rabbits Staff

 FILE -- Some of Canmore's feral rabbits are shown in the Alberta town, Tuesday, Nov. 22, 2011. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/Bill Graveland)

An Alberta town remains divided over a controversial program to kill feral rabbits at a cost of nearly $300 per bunny.

Ten years ago, the Town of Canmore had an estimated 2,000 feral rabbits. They were former pets that had been breeding outdoors for decades in the tourist town near Banff.

In 2012, Canmore began trapping and euthanizing the rabbits because biologists believed that they were attracting dangerous wildlife like cougars, bears and coyotes...

Sunday, July 8, 2018

Complaints Soar as San Francisco Drowns in Human Waste


If you have ever considered moving to San Francisco, California think again.

San Francisco is the second-most expensive city to live in the United States. And if you don’t think that is bad, San Fran is also overloaded with human waste and trash. This year alone authorities have received over 16,000 feces-related complaints.

This is completely unsanitary and unsafe for anyone to bring their families, even for a vacation. Just this week we have discovered 16,022 complaints have been made. The complaints are for “feces” in the streets, and other things like “shit,” “poop,” and “excrement.”...

''San Francisco''   Scott McKenzie:


Friday, July 6, 2018

Poachers Tried to Kill Rhinos in South African Reserve. Instead, a Pride of Lions Killed Them.


A male and female lion stand over a lion cub in Eastern Cape, South Africa. This is where a pride of lions slaughtered at least three poachers who entered the Sibuya Game Reserve to hunt rhino horns.
Credit: iStock/Getty Images Plus

A pride of hungry lions in a South African reserve just saved the day, at least for a herd of rhinos. The poachers, who had illegally entered that reserve with a gun and axe to kill those rhinos, were not so lucky.

The big cats mauled and killed at least two — possibly three — poachers, leaving behind just their bloodied and partly-eaten body parts, according to news reports.

The illegal entrance and subsequent mauling attack happened at the Sibuya Game Reserve sometime between Sunday night (July 1) and Monday morning (July 2), according to a statement by the reserve...


Monday, July 2, 2018

A new UNESCO World Heritage Site

John Fogerty & Alan Jackson - "Have You Ever Seen The Rain"


Rowan Atkinson's speech 'feel free to insult me'

Also see:  Constable Savage


Cyrus The Great

By Richard N. Frye

 Cyrus the Great, also called Cyrus II, (born 590–580 bce, Media, or Persis [now in Iran]—died c. 529, Asia), conqueror who founded the Achaemenian empire, centred on Persia and comprising the Near East from the Aegean Sea eastward to the Indus River. He is also remembered in the Cyrus legend—first recorded by Xenophon, Greek soldier and author, in his Cyropaedia—as a tolerant and ideal monarch who was called the father of his people by the ancient Persians. In the Bible he is the liberator of the Jews who were captive in Babylonia...


'The Proud Boys' Portland Oregon

Tuesday, June 26, 2018

Is this the most Canadian music video EVER?

                                                                 Published on June 25th, 2018 | by Alan Cross

Ancient Engines
Ancient Engines, an indie band from Kelowna, BC, wanted to make a real Canadian statement with the video for their new song, Gordiebrook. That made sense, given that it was inspired by the cancer death of Gord Downie.

Called “Gordiebrook,” the video–well, just watch. It doesn’t get much more Canadian than this. Read more at Kelowna Now....

Catch of the year

Monday, June 25, 2018

'Piggy yoga' helps B.C. farm raise funds to cover vet bills

Canadian Press

 Paradox Delilah, front left, participates in a yoga session with pigs during a charity fundraiser at The Happy Herd Farm Sanctuary, in Aldergrove, B.C., on Sunday June 24, 2018. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck)

ALDERGROVE, B.C. — Yoga practitioners in Aldergrove, B.C., had some unlikely company during a string of sessions on Sunday.

Five pigs, a chihuahua and turkey wandered between mats, with one pig taking a bite out of a mat and others flopping down for some belly rubs.

Diane Marsh, co-founder of Happy Herd Farm Sanctuary, says they organized the “piggy yoga” as a fundraiser for the sanctuary, which is facing a few large veterinary bills for some of its ill animals...

The media hasn’t told you the truth about the Gaza border

 What’s happening on the Gaza border is TERRIBLE! And no, it’s not because of what the media tells you that Israel is doing. It’s because Hamas is trying to destroy Israel! They have been sending fire kites and explosives to harm Israelis and Israeli land. Did you hear about that in the Media? Probably not...

''My Heart Will Go On'' Taylor Davis


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