Tuesday, March 29, 2016

Alaska volcano spews ash cloud stretching 400 miles, grounding flights

 Pavlof Volcano, one of Alaska’’s most active volcanoes, erupts in this picture taken on Sunday. Photograph: Colt Snapp/AP

Associated Press:  One of Alaska’s most active volcanoes has emitted a 37,000ft (11,300-metre) ash cloud that has grounded flights, affecting thousands of travelers and cutting off remote communities in the west and north.
    Pavlof volcano erupted on Sunday afternoon but strong winds on Monday pushed the cloud higher and into the heart of the state until it stretched over more than 400 miles (650km)...Continue reading...

Related:  Volcano in central Mexico spews mile-high ash column

 By Andrew V. Pestano

An eruption at Mexico's Popocatépetl volcano led officials to declare a 7-mile exclusion zone around it as falling ash could endanger people living in the immediate area...Read here... 

Monday, March 28, 2016

Amazing Woman Knits Sweaters for Rescued Chickens

   Nicola Congdon and her mother, Anne are two amazing ladies from Cornwall, England who have been knitting sweaters for chickens for the past six months. They were inspired after Nicola read an article about hens rescued from crowded battery cages on factory farms. The stress of living in this sort of cramped environment often drives chickens to pluck out their own feathers or lose them after rubbing against wire cages. After rescue, these poor battery hens highly susceptible to the cold, so a kind person thought to knit a sweater for these little birds. This thoughtful action inspired Nicola to start making her own!
   In no time at all she came up with a design and created sweaters for her birds in a variety of colors, which apparently, they love to wear! Six months later her birds are regular fashion models, sporting their fancy sweaters all over the barn...Continue reading...            SWNS Animals

Project underway to save critically endangered migratory birds in Port Macquarie, Australia

By Emma Siossian:  A couple from the New South Wales mid north coast has been awarded a Federal Government grant to rehabilitate an island crucial to critically endangered migratory birds.
   Sue Proust and Peter West, from the Camden Haven area, have received $23,000 to fund work to restore and regenerate Port Macquarie's Pelican Island.
   Located in the Hastings River, Pelican Island is part of the National Parks and Wildlife Service Woregore Nature Reserve.
   It provides habitat for rare and endangered northern hemisphere birds to feed and rest during migration.
However, in recent years, the island has been overtaken by weeds.
   Ms Proust said that had impacted on the roosting grounds and food available for migratory bids, including the Curlew sandpiper and Eastern curlew, and bird numbers were dropping...Continue reading...

Woman Rescues 21-Year-Old Cat Abandoned By Owner, To Give Him Best Remaining Days

by Julija Televičiūtė 
At the sunset of his life, 21-year-old cat Tigger was abandoned by his human at a local veterinary surgery. Sad and confused, he couldn’t understand why. But then Adriene Nicole came along. Nicole saw his story on the Canton Neighbors page and decided to take him home. She wanted to give him the love he needed.
Sadly, Nicole soon discovered that Tigger had kidney failure and a golf ball-sized tumor. But it didn’t hold Nicole back: “Though he has kidney failure and we found a tumor, he kicks it like a 12 yr old. We decided to create a bucket list full of random adventures [for Tigger],” she wrote on Facebook...Continue reading, photos...

Canada: 70 Muslim organizations advocate Sharia Bill 59 to criminalize criticism of Islam

   Canadians have been debating all week in the Quebec legislature about potential passage of a bill called, Bill 59. What is Bill 59? It’s a hidden Sharia model of how to implement phase 1 of sharia blasphemy laws. However, when the enemy lives right amongst the people how many decades does it take before this presence manages to gradually picks the freedom apart, in small pieces at a time? Eventually left-wingers will give them the freedom to block everyone else the access to freedom.
   The full clip from the National Assembly of Quebec, in French, can be seen here. Listen to the Muslim duplicity, weaved into careful wordings, that would endorse the condemnation of the non-islamic world and views, while islam will be exclusively protected. A subtle threat is given by stating that laughing at Islam or criticizing it will give Canada “many problems down the road”...Continue reading...

Sunday, March 27, 2016

J.J. Cale "Call Me The Breeze"

Boogie N Blues

President Obama Next Week Will Open The Largest American Mosque In The World Built In The U.S.

                                    Turkey’s President Tayyip Erdoğan and US President Barack Obama

   America’s largest mosque complex, officially known as Turkish-American Culture and Civilization Center, was built with Turkish funding under the supervision of the Turkish religious foundation (Diyanet). The $100 million mega mosque in Lanham, Maryland, will soon be open for Muslim worshipers in the Washington, DC area, as their link shows: “Turkey’s President Tayyip Erdoğan and US President Barack Obama are expected to open the mosque.”
   Erdogan’s newspaper Yeni Safak reports:
   “The $100 million mega-mosque in Maryland, US will soon be open in the Washington, DC area, as Turkey’s President Tayyip Erdoğan is expected to open the mosque during his official visit to the US between March 29 and April 2.”
   I guess you can learn about your president’s next step towards building Islam in the U.S., not from your media, but from Erdogan’s official media Yeni Safak instead: Read more>>http://shoebat.com

Antarctic Birds Remember Which Humans Have Wronged Them, And They Attack Accordingly

                                  The brown skua bird, which lives in Antarctica Photo by Yeong-Deok Han

 By Lindsey Kratochwill 

 The brown skua bird lives in Antarctica, which means it doesn't frequently come into contact with humans. But when researchers from South Korea were stationed in the Antarctic to study the species, they found that despite having limited exposure to humans, the birds could readily determine which humans had gotten too close for comfort to their nest and eggs. And then, the skua would attack accordingly. The researchers describe this phenomena in the journal Animal Cognition...Continue reading...[link]

Behind First Nations headdresses: What you should know

 Grand Chief Derek Nepinak, of the Assembly of Manitoba Chiefs, describes the headdress as being 'tied to my ceremonies and the fasting that I've done over the years on the land and that's where the eagle feathers come from.' (Adrian Wyld/Canadian Press)

By Lenard Monkman, CBC News
   When headdresses make the news, the story usually revolves around non-indigenous people wearing them — and whether that's appropriate.
   Recently Tsuu T'ina First Nation made national headlines, and stirred up debate, when it gave Prime Minister Justin Trudeau a headdress and an "aboriginal name," Gumistiyi, which translates to "the one that keeps trying."
   Some music festivals have banned headdresses, and last year the Winnipeg Jets hockey club decided to bar fans from wearing headdresses at home games after a Chicago Blackhawks fan showed up sporting one.
    So what is the significance of the headdress and who should be allowed to wear one? CBC Aboriginal reached out to First Nations leaders in Canada to find out how they received their headdresses and what it means to wear one...Continue reading...


Brian Evans Releases "Here You Come Again" With Dog the Bounty Hunter and William Shatner

from Brian Evans: Brian Evans, known for his unusual but iconic music videos such as "At Fenway" and "Creature at The Bates Motel," releases his newest music video, "Here You Come Again," featuring cameos by Dog The Bounty Hunter, Beth Chapman, William Shatner, Leland Chapman, and Paul Rodriguez... [link]
    Brian Evans

Thursday, March 24, 2016

(The Gael) by The Royal Scots Dragoon Guards


'Vampire’ cat needs a new home

                                             (Photo: Battersea Dogs and Cats Home)
Four-year-old Rory was taken to Battersea Dogs and Cats Home when his owners could no longer look after him. The home said that when they gave the new arrival a dental check-up, they needed to remove most of his teeth - “apart from his fantastic fangs!” Now the black shorthair has a distinct look, and although he can be timid at first, Battersea say that once he bonds with people, he loves spending quality time with them, being stroked, and playing with feather waggler toys. Could you give a new home to this toothy pet? Contact Battersea if you think you think you have a good home for this gothic moggy. Read more>>http://www.london24.com/news/quirky-london/pictures_adorable_vampire_cat_needs_a_new_home

Canada not at war with ISIS: Trudeau

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau answers a question as he is joined by Minister of National Defence Harjit Sajjan, left to right, Minister of International Development and La Francophonie Marie-Claude Bibeau and Minister of Foreign Affairs Stephane Dion during a press conference at the National Press Theatre in Ottawa on Monday, Feb. 8, 2016. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Sean Kilpatrick
OTTAWA - The Liberal government says Canada is not at war with Islamic militants -- a view not shared by ally France.
   Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and Foreign Affairs Minister Stephane Dion rejected the "at war" label just one day after the bombings in Brussels that killed more than 30 people and injured 270.
   After the attacks, French Prime Minister Manuel Valls used the term Tuesday following a crisis meeting called by French President Francois Hollande.
   "We are at war," said Valls. "We have been subjected for the last few months in Europe to acts of war." Added Hollande: "This war will be long."...Continue reading...


Related:  Radical Islam Is at War With the Rest of the World 

by Michael Brown 

   To a Muslim terrorist, unbelievers are unbelievers, be they children, women or men, and killing them is doing Allah's work.
   That's why Muslim terrorists could carry out their horrific acts in Brussels this week, indiscriminately murdering and maiming people who, in all likelihood, never lifted a finger against a Muslim in their entire lives.
It didn't matter. To the radical Muslim, they are guilty and they deserve to die.
   But before I explain this murderous mentality, it's important that we say a word about terminology.
I am constantly criticized for the use of the term "radical Islam," some claiming that radical Islam is not Islam at all and others claiming that all Islam is radical.
   In my judgment, both criticisms are wrong...Continue reading...

Why so few Christian refugees?

A half-burned image of Christ is seen at a Greek Orthodox church in Maaloula, Syria, an ancient Christian town northeast of Damascus. The U.S. on Thursday, March 17, joined the EU in declaring that ISIL is committing genocide against Christians and other minorities in Iraq and Syria. Pavel Golovkin / AP

Re: It’s open season on Mideast Christians, by Matthew Fisher, National Post, March 18.
   I’d like to express my best gratitude to Fisher for his great proclamation about the horrible state of the Christians and other minorities in the Middle East.
   There are many religions there: Christians with their different sects; Yazidis; Sabians — followers of John the Baptist; the Shabak and Durooz (Druze).
   ISIL and other extremists consider them infidels who should be converted or enslaved and killed.
   They are in devastated and hopeless situations now. They’ve lost their belongings, houses, dear ones and even their IDs were usurped from them.
   What I salute Mr. Fisher for is his honourable realization of Canadians’ careless and slow humanitarian reaction — especially the formal governmental attitude toward those afflicted aboriginals.
   I doubt that among all the 25,000 Syrian immigrants who arrived in Canada, and to become 50,000 according to rumours, only a few or no peaceful Christians or Yazidis are among them.
ADEL ABDULLA, Windsor http://windsorstar.com/opinion/letters/why-so-few-christian-refugees

Muppets - Gonzo - 'Down Memory Lane'


Wednesday, March 23, 2016

No medical emergency among Kashechewan children: Health Canada

A picture of a Kashechewan baby from Timmins-James Bay MP Charlie Angus's Twitter feed. (Charlie Angus/Twitter)
 By Kate Rutherford, CBC News
   Doctors flown into Kashechewan First Nation say they have identified dozens of children with skin conditions but no medical emergencies.
   The Cree community of about 1800 is situated on the Albany River near James Bay.
Deputy Chief Hosed Wesley says he was told there were 34 people, including one adult, now identified as having a skin condition at a briefing with doctors this afternoon.
   The diagnoses so far in the children aged one to the mid-teens are scabies, mild impetigo and eczema, said Keith Conn, associate deputy minister of Health Canada's First Nations and Inuit Health branch. It's unclear if the kids have a combination of these or one or the other...Continue reading...


Sheryl Crow performing My Favorite Mistake.


How the poster bear of climate change has been used and science abused by alarmists for their own gain and profit—and why.

                                                Polar Bears are thriving!
by J.D. King

Here's why we're doing this: If the "consensus" of mass media and big politics have been twisting the polar bear story for their own gain, then why should we trust them with something far more complicated, like global climate change?
Did you know there are reports that...
  • Polar bears actually represent one of the greatest wildlife conservation success stories? 
  • There are around 3-5 times the number of polar bears today than there were 50-100 years ago?
  •  Arctic sea ice grew by a third in 2013 while Antarctic ice extent is at an all-time high so that there is now practically the same global ice coverage as there was when scientists first began monitoring it in 1979?
  • When the Arctic does experience a warmer than average summer, seals do better, which in turns means the following winter polar bears do better because of an increased food supply?
  • When and where summer ice has melted sooner in the Arctic, the bears, instead of decreasing like predicted, have remained stable or are increasing in those areas?
  •  Polar bears have lived through at least three interglacial periods with climate much warmer than it is today?
  • It's actually thick spring ice that can cause harm to polar bears, more than a decrease of summer ice?...Read more>>https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/jking/vicebear

Why smart people are better off with fewer friends

(Courtesy of James Cridland/Flickr)


Hell might actually be other people — at least if you're really smart.
That's the implication of fascinating new research published last month in the British Journal of Psychology. Evolutionary psychologists Satoshi Kanazawa of the London School of Economics and Norman Li of Singapore Management University dig in to the question of what makes a life well-lived. While traditionally the domain of priests, philosophers and novelists, in recent years survey researchers, economists, biologists and scientists have been tackling that question...Continue reading...

Never-before-seen life spotted by Hawaiian deep-sea expedition

Sharks survive in the deep sea

NOAA Office of Ocean Exploration and Research, Hohonu Moana 2016

Eight dives into the deep waters of the Papahanaumokuakea Marine National Monument of north-west Hawaii have resulted in thousands of samples and images of never-before-seen life and landforms.
In general, the deeper you go in the ocean, the fewer living organisms you find. But during a 4000-metre-deep dive this month, shipboard scientists came across a large aggregation of corals and sponges.
“It was surprising to see a lot of life that deep. It was almost twice as deep as any other high density community in the region,” says Dan Wagner, the biology science lead for this year’s NOAA expedition, part of a three-year project to look at this region that began in 2015. This was the final dive of the expedition, and is only the third below 4000 metres in the region, he says....Read more>>https://www.newscientist.com
New Scientist

New Photo Book Shows the American landscape in Ruin

by Eva Clifford
Story and photos here.

Hitler-Trump comparison more hysteria than history

02X061_2417_9Les MacPherson, Saskatoon StarPhoenix

   Like every other successful national leader who is not a raving lefty, Donald Trump is compared by his less imaginative critics to Hitler.
   As usual, the comparison does not stand up to scrutiny. Hitler, for instance, started a world war and murdered six million Jews. Trump has never started even a regional war or murdered anyone. So there’s that.
   And this: Hitler was the worst anti-Semite in the history of the world. Trump was grand marshal of New York City’s 2006 Salute to Israel parade.
   Hitler wanted to conquer the world. Trump is isolationist. You cold hardly find two more divergent foreign policies.
   Hitler infamously used mob violence to intimidate and silence his political rivals. Trump isn’t doing that. Rather, it is Trump’s rivals using mob violence to intimidate and silence him and his supporters. Again, this is the exact opposite of Hitler.
   Granted, Hitler had significant popular appeal, as does Trump, but so what? If popular appeal is a crime, all ascendant politicians, good and bad, are guilty, including Barack Obama, but I don’t hear anyone comparing Trump to Obama, or Obama to Hitler.
   Hitler certainly was a bully. Trump, not so much. Among those endorsing him are his two ex-wives and his former butler of 20 years. Who knows a man better than his former butler and ex-wives? Who is in a better position to identify a bully? Who is more likely to see a man at his worst? No one, I submit.
   Departed household staff and ex-wives of famous men more often write books about how awful they are. In Trump’s case, they can’t say enough good things about him...Read complete article here...

Tuesday, March 22, 2016

The sun always shines!

"If you repent," the Parson said," Your sins will be forgiven.

 Three new books say animals have souls, go to heaven.

Robert Service: 


"If you repent," the Parson said," 
Your sins will be forgiven. 
Aye, even on your dying bed 
You're not too late for heaven."  

That's just my cup of tea, I thought, 
Though for my sins I sorrow; 
Since salvation is easy bought 
I will repent... to-morrow.  

To-morrow and to-morrow went, 
But though my youth was flying, 
I was reluctant to repent, 
having no fear of dying.  

'Tis plain, I mused, the more I sin, 
(To Satan's jubilation) 
When I repent the more I'll win 
Celestial approbation.  

So still I sin, and though I fail 
To get snow-whitely shriven, 
My timing's good: I home to hail 
The last bus up to heaven. http://bryantmcgill.com/wiki/poetry/robert_service/repentance

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The Donald and the State of Israel

Donald Trump nails it. RightSideBroadcasting

Related: Anti-Trump protesters are taunting the Jewish audience with Nazi imagery.

Friday, March 18, 2016

Kestral's flight path began in Saskatchewan

Bob Florence:

Two immature kestrals banded by Jared Clarke near Moose Jaw last summer. Submitted / Jared Clarke

   Her first winter in deep Texas has been a windfall; the weather good, the food great. But it’s time to go north.
   She is a kestrel, a falcon from a brood of five youngins born and raised in southern Saskatchewan last summer. 
   Jared Clarke found her. Clarke is an elementary school teacher who lives on a farm near Edenwold. He was driving Highway 1 with his wife Kristen and their three-year-old twin sons Rowan and Teal in late June last year. A few years earlier, when he was with the Saskatchewan Burrowing Owl Interpretive Centre, Clarke nailed nesting boxes for kestrels on telephone poles on the outskirts of Moose Jaw. He hadn’t checked this box lately. 
“Let’s just see,” he said to his family.
   There she was, she and her little kestrel sister and her three little kestrel brothers, a carton of white, feathery fluff that had big black eyes and big yellow feet and big pink beaks. Jared, a biologist, banded a leg on each kestrel with an aluminum ring, size 3B. The bands were from the Canadian Bird Banding Office in Ottawa...Continue reading...

"Heist" Lindsey Stirling

Lindsey Stirling

Franklin Graham launches another attack on Islam, blames Muslims for Christian persecution

Franklin Graham addresses the crowd during his Decision America Tour.

by Mark Woods:
   Franklin Graham, who heads Samaritan's Purse and the Billy Graham Evangelistic Association, has launched another attack on Islam in an interview with a conservative Christian news channel and condemned President Obama's plans to increase the number of refugees given shelter in the US.
   Graham has regularly made headlines for his trenchant views on Islam. In an interview on the Christian Broadcasting Network reported by CNS he spoke of the oppressive nature of Islam, saying: "This is Islam: They persecute the Church, they persecute Christians."
   He spoke of the atrocities committed by Islamic State as committed by "the Sunnis", saying: "The Sunnis persecute the Christians. We see in Syria and Iraq where they cut the heads off Christians, they rape the women, take them as sex slaves."
   He continued: "They take the Yazidis, the minorities, and they do the same thing. They kill the men but take the women to have sex with them. And then after they have used them for a number of months, they're so distraught mentally and physically that then they may let them go or they may kill them."
   He referred to US ally Saudi Arabia and the stringent rules about the observance of other religions in the Kingdom.
   "If you go into Saudi Arabia with a Bible, they take it away from you," he said. "If you try to preach or evangelize in Saudi Arabia, they will execute you."
   Asked whether he was concerned at President Obama's desire to increase the number of refugees coming to the US, he said: "I would love to see those immigrants be the minorities – the Christians, the Yazidis, and other minorities, the Assyrians, and so forth, that still live in Syria and that are minorities, and allow these Christians and minorities to come to this country would be great."...Continue reading...

Dog lost at sea for 5 weeks found alive on US island

Global News: An 18-month-old blue eyed German Shepherd named Luna was welcomed home by her owner’s best friend after five weeks lost at sea and presumed dead.                       http://globalnews.ca/video/2583402/dog-lost-at-sea-for-5-weeks-found-alive-on-us-island

Cats and dogs: fighters' best friends in east Ukraine

 A Ukrainian serviceman strokes his dog as he guards a checkpoint near the port city of Mariupol which remains Kiev's main stronghold in the conflict zone in Donetsk region (AFP Photo/Aleksey Filippov)
Yulia Silina:
Sartana (Ukraine) (AFP) - They fight rats, depression and even serve in combat roles -- dogs and yes, some cats, have turned into a prized companion for fighters on both sides of eastern Ukraine's separatist war.
   In Sartana, a suburb of the Sea of Azov port city of Mariupol that remains Kiev's main stronghold in the conflict zone, two purring cats live alongside hardened government soldiers who face daily threats at the battle front.
   The pets were rescued from pro-Russian rebel shells that fell on the nearby flashpoint village of Shyrokyne, devastated and all but abandoned by its 1,000 residents.
   "We and the cats have a win-win relationship," machine gunner Pavlo, a 28-year-old archaeologist from Kiev who was forced to stop work on his doctoral thesis after the insurgents revolted in April 2014, says while stroking his furry friend.
   "Cats are a domesticated animal. Where there is a cat, everything is alright."...Continue reading...
AFP news agency

Wednesday, March 16, 2016

The Remarkable Immunities of the Naked Mole-Rat

                             A captive naked mole-rat eating.
   Naked mole-rats were long thought to be impervious to cancer, but The New York Times reported last month that two cases were found among a group of rodents living in captivity. Native to east Africa, naked mole-rats are small, hairless, wrinkled rodents that live in large colonies beneath arid grasslands. They have a social system that is far more reminiscent of bees or termites than of mammals. Their physiology is also curious. Naked mole-rats, as compared to other rodents, live for quite a long time, up to 28 years, which makes their resistance to cancer all the more surprising (since cancer is a common disease among animals with long lives). Why do they appear immune?...Continue reading...

Italian Engineers Need Two Months on Mosul Dam Before Starting Repairs

FILE - A general view of the dam in Mosul, 360 kilometers (225 miles) northwest of Baghdad, Iraq. Italian engineers hired to work on the dam say they will need at least 2 months to assess the structure before starting work.

   Italian engineers hired to help prevent a catastrophic collapse of Iraq's largest
hydro-electric dam will need at least two months to assess the structure before starting major maintenance work, a Water Resources Ministry spokesman told Reuters.
   Mahdi Rasheed Mahdi said it might be six months before work began on the Mosul dam as Italy's Trevi Group needed to bring in specialist equipment to plug gaps caused by erosion.
The dam, near the northern city of Mosul, was built in the 1980s on a friable gypsum layer on the Tigris and needs constant repairs to avoid disaster.
   Maintenance work was disrupted for two weeks in August 2014 when the dam was captured by Islamic State militants seeking to carve a caliphate in captured territory in Iraq and Syria.
   The dam's seizure prompted concerns that irreparable damage to the structure's foundations may have been caused. Collapse would devastate Mosul and other cities along the river, including the Iraqi capital Baghdad, and cause hundreds of thousands of casualties...Continue reading...

Tuesday, March 15, 2016

5th Dimension Consciousness

by Trish LeSage

 We are living during a monumental time in which humanity is experiencing a shift to higher consciousness. We are shifting from 3rd dimension consciousness to 5th dimension consciousness. The following is what one may experience once they have reached 5th dimension consciousness and beyond:

 When a person reaches 5th dimension consciousness, they may experience existing in a permanent state of peace, bliss, love, and joy. No effort is required on their part to remain in this state. This takes place naturally and automatically. All dissonant energy is automatically filtered out...Continue reading...


Top Ten Transhumanist Technologies

by Lifeboat Foundation Scientific Advisory Board member Michael Anissimov.


Transhumanists advocate the improvement of human capacities through advanced technology. Not just technology as in gadgets you get from Best Buy, but technology in the grander sense of strategies for eliminating disease, providing cheap but high-quality products to the world’s poorest, improving quality of life and social interconnectedness, and so on. Technology we don’t notice because it’s blended in with the fabric of the world, but would immediately take note of its absence if it became unavailable. (Ever tried to travel to another country on foot?) Technology needn’t be expensive — indeed, if a technology is truly effective it will pay for itself many times over.

Transhumanists tend to take a longer-than-average view of technological progress, looking not just five or ten years into the future but twenty years, thirty years, and beyond. We realize that the longer you look forward, the more uncertain the predictions get, but one thing is quite certain: if a technology is physically possible and obviously useful, human (or transhuman!) ingenuity will see to it that it gets built eventually.

As we gain ever greater control over the atomic structure of matter, our technological goals become increasingly ambitious, and their payoffs more and more generous. Sometimes new technologies even make us happier in a long-lasting way: the Internet would be a prime example. In the following list I take a look at what I consider the top ten transhumanist technologies...Top Ten Transhumanist Technologies

Accused in military stabbing said ‘Allah told me to do this’: Police

                                         "Diversity Our Strength" [link]

  Global News:    

   The alleged attacker in the double stabbing at a Canadian Forces recruitment centre said “Allah told me to do this” and investigators are considering possible terrorism charges, Toronto’s police chief says.
Chief Mark Saunders told reporters the accused said “Allah told me to do this. Allah told me to kill people” at the scene.
   He added it’s believed the accused, 27-year-old Ayanie Hassan Ali, acted alone but that investigators are looking into any possible connection with an organization.
Saunders said Ali is a Montreal-born Canadian citizen living in Toronto since 2011. He said the accused had no prior contact with police.
   He said that while Ali’s alleged comments “would fit a profile” of a terror-inspired attack, it was too soon to ascribe a motive.
   RCMP are involved in the case and terrorism charges are possible, Saunders said...Continue reading...

Todd Palin in intensive care after snowmobile accident

Monday, March 14, 2016

Reba McEntire "Just Like Them Horses"

Reba McEntire used her family's horses in her video for "Just Like Them Horses." (Photo: Courtesy of Reba's Business Inc.) [link]

'Clean Up the River', Indigenous People Tell Justin Trudeau at the UN

By Natalie Alcoba
   "Prime Minister Trudeau says that 'Canada is back' as a leader on the world stage," Grassy Narrows Deputy Chief Randy Fobister said in a statement. "Canada has not met its duty to obtain free, prior, and informed consent from Grassy Narrows' Ojibway culture when it allowed timber companies to log on Grassy Narrows Indigenous homeland, nor when the company dumped 10 tonnes of mercury poison into the river of the Grassy Narrows people. Clean up the river."
   "Some of our children continue to be born with mercury poisoning and for decades nothing has been done to clean the poison from our river," Judy Da Silva, who spoke to the UN committee, said in a statement. "In the past Canada has not respected our rights but I still have hope that the tide will finally turn for us and that the prime minister will honor his word."...Continue reading...

   Prime Minister Trudeau's first act as Prime minister: Montreal will be allowed to dump eight billion litres of sewage into the Saint-Lawrence River. Montreal sewage dump

Also see... Liberals OK 8 Billion Litre Raw Sewage Dump Into River. Largest Oil Spill Ever was 1.3 Billion Liters. The St-Lawrence River – home to 49 species of fish, and currently – a seemingly no-win scenario.[link]

You'll never walk alone

ARCHAEOLOGISTS Discovered Something Incredible Under the RED SEA in Egypt

   Suez| Egypt’s Antiquities Ministry announced this morning that a team of underwater archaeologists had discovered that remains of a large Egyptian army from the 14th century BC, at the bottom of the Gulf of Suez, 1.5 kilometers offshore from the modern city of  Ras Gharib. The team was searching for the remains of ancient ships and artefacts related to Stone Age and Bronze Age trade in the Red Sea area, when they stumbled upon a gigantic mass of human bones darkened by age.
    The scientists lead by Professor Abdel Muhammad Gader and associated with Cairo University’s Faculty of Archaeology, have already recovered a total of more than 400 different skeletons, as well as hundreds of weapons and pieces of armor, also the remains of two war chariots, scattered over an area of approximately 200 square meters. They estimate that more than 5000 other bodies could be dispersed over a wider area, suggesting that an army of large size who have perished on the site...Continue reading...

Beauty Of Black Foxes (15+ Pics)

If you've never seen a black fox before, you're not alone; these are actually red fox color morphs, making them more rare than their red-furred counterparts. Despite this, many still refer to these foxes as if they were a separate group altogether, calling them silver foxes.
Fox imagery is found across cultures, where they usually assume the role of a trickster. In everyday language, too, the common word “vixen,” meaning a female fox, is used when referring to a spiteful or quarrelsome woman. (15+ pics )

Saturday, March 12, 2016

Cat chases flock of birds in Rotherham reservoir

Cat among the ducks - in Thrybergh Country Park Credit: Ross Parry pictures

 ITV Report
"I've been going to the park for more than 20 years and I have never seen a cat before let alone a cat swimming before. I thought they were scared of water.
The birds, instead of leaving it alone, all surrounded it and they followed it wherever it went across the reservoir. They must have felt braver in the water than they did on land.
The cat didn't really know what it was doing it, it just was just swimming around. I think it got disorientated because it was surrounded by all the birds.
After about 20 or 25 minutes we decided to call the rangers because we realised if we left it the cat wouldn't survive." – Geoff Eagle
 Rangers took to the water to rescue the cat Credit: Ross Parry pictures. Photos, story >> http://www.itv.com/news/calendar/2016-03-11/cat-chases-flock-of-birds-in-rotherham-reservoir/

Guinness World Records crowns Israeli man and Auschwitz survivor, 112, as world’s oldest man

 Marco Frigatti, Head of Records for Guinness World Records, left, presents Israel Kristal a certificate for being the oldest living man.  Dvir Rosen / Guinness World Records via AP

JERUSALEM — Guinness World Records says a 112-year-old Israeli who lived through both World Wars and survived the Nazi concentration camp Auschwitz is the world’s oldest man.
   Guinness awarded Israel Kristal a certificate at his home in Haifa on Friday. It quoted Kristal as saying that he doesn’t “know the secret for long life.”
   Kristal says: “I believe that everything is determined from above and we shall never know the reasons why.”...Continue reading...

Friday, March 11, 2016

Lee Ann Womack "Don't Listen to the Wind"


Supreme Court rules Canadians have right to doctor-assisted suicide

The Globe and Mail
   Canadian adults in grievous, unending pain have a right to end their life with a doctor’s help, the Supreme Court ruled on Friday.
   The unanimous ruling, by establishing that the “sanctity of life” also includes the “passage into death,” extends constitutional rights into a new realm. The courts have used the 1982 Charter of Rights to establish gay marriage and to strike down a federal abortion law. The new ruling will change the way some Canadians are permitted to die...Continue reading...

Bird watching - The Golden Oriole - update

Eurasian golden oriole (Oriolus oriolus)
  Video was taken from building in
Mumbai. Video

80 muslims in Iqualit raised $750000 to build a mosque and more on the way

 An overall view of Iqaluit, Nunavut is shown on Tuesday July 8, 2014. Iqaluit is a territorial capital in a G7 nation but its waterfront has scarcely changed since English explorer Martin Frobisher visited there in 1576. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Adrian Wyld [ctvnews.ca]

Wednesday, March 2, 2016

James Bowen and 'Bob the Cat'

                                                                    (Photo: Neale Haynes for USA TODAY)

1. James Bowen and Street Cat Bob: The extraordinary tale continues...

2. 'A Street Cat Named Bob' put addict on road to recovery: