Wednesday, August 31, 2011

Slavery exists in Canada

OTTAWA - Slavery exists in Canada:   Thousands of young Canadian women and girls are in forced prostitution: their shackles are crack cocaine, their overseers are gangsters. Many more are bought and sold as house slaves after being tricked into coming to Canada as nannies and temporary workers.
They could be in homes; they could be in restaurants; it could be in very ordinary places, Public Safety Minister Vic Toews said Tuesday. Often, they are faceless, nameless and here illegally...Continue reading

Magazine Gap - Inside The Bubble

Never let it be said that we were holding back
In going about it our own way
In getting more or less involved
Before we call it a day
Never let it be said that we were haunted
Going at it full tilt
Cos so many earthly pleasures
Come with an admission of guilt
Don’t wanna offend or cause no trouble
Just getting by on a ‘need-to-know’
It’s what life is like inside the bubble
Mind how you go
We don’t do anything by half
So why light fires to lift the haze?
We’ll take our turn on the stand
And tiptoe our way through the maze
Music & Lyrics by James Keen
Arranged by Brian McCook
Magazine a couple of tunes to download Magazine Gap - A Musical Journey - Vimeo:
Silver Lining - Live at Montreux Jazz Festival from Magazine Gap on Vimeo.

Tuesday, August 30, 2011

Elephants Reunited After 20 Years

Jenny and Shirley were Elephants at the same circus when Jenny was a calf, and Shirley was in her twenty's. The two lived one winter together, but then were separated twenty-two years ago.
elephants11Click here for video. Worth the watch.

Mental illness rise linked to climate

Erik Jensen Health , August 29, 2011. 
RATES of mental illnesses including depression and post-traumatic stress will increase as a result of climate change, a report to be released today says.
The paper, prepared for the Climate Institute, says loss of social cohesion in the wake of severe weather events related to climate change could be linked to increased rates of anxiety, depression, post-traumatic stress and substance abuse.
As many as one in five people reported ''emotional injury, stress and despair'' in the wake of these events...Continue reading    
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Johnny Cash - Committed to Parkview