Wednesday, April 27, 2016

The Wednesday Dance

This woman and her cat are having the best time sailing around the world


Captain Liz Clark and her cat are having an absolute whale of a time sailing around the world.
The captain and her first mate, named Amelia, live on a 40-foot long boat called Swell.
Clark told BuzzFeed she adopted Amelia when she was only six months old and is now giving her the adventure of her nine

Rescue workers successfully free 3 killer whales trapped in the ice in far-east Russia.

"Rude Awakening", Trout Steak Revival

Most birdsong so 'delightful' composers from Vivaldi to Beethoven to Wagner to Charlie “Bird” Parker have 'sampled' it

By Tom Mills
SAULT STE. MARIE - Spring has a soundtrack and it’s not Adele’s version of When the Red Red Robin Comes Bob Bob Bobbin’ Along.
It’s birdsong.
I’m not talking about those mundane and monosyllabic chirps you hear around the birdfeeder that translate into “food!” or “hawk!” or “you just pooped on my head!”
I’m talking about those delightful and sometimes elaborate larynx riffs trilled by our flitting feathered friends.
Those songs seem to echo and enhance our own elation that finally humans can shed our own coats of down.
So operatic are those avian arias that I’ve been known to set aside my springtime firewood-splitting chores and offer a “bravo!” or two.
Songbird chorales seem to happen only in spring...                                                                   Ganymed88

Caroline Glick smashes the “two-state solution” to smithereens!

2 Canadian hostages in Philippines

   You can ascribe any number of trigger warnings to Monday’s gruesome news involving two Canadian hostages in the Philippines.
   A deadline arrived. A ransom did not. And thus did the militants of Abu Sayyaf make real the threat to behead expat Calgarian John Ridsdel in a manner so repugnant as to be unworthy of repeating here.
A trigger of devastation for his many friends and family, including none other than former Ontario premier Bob Rae, who knew Ridsdel, 68, since college. When the news broke, a deeply anguished Rae disclosed his months of ultimately fruitless involvement in back-channel efforts to negotiate freedom for his friend.
    A trigger of deepening dread for the well-being of fellow Canadian captive Robert Hall, 50, who remains in the grip of the Jihadist group, alongside a Norwegian man and a Filipino woman. All were snatched up last September in an audacious raid from a holiday resort in the southern Philippine island of Samal. Random hostages, by all accounts...

Tuesday, April 26, 2016

Second Canadian still held hostage by al-Qaida-linked terrorists in Philippines

 Robert Hall, left, alongside now murdered fellow-Canadian John Ridsdel, in a video released by their captors in October 2015.
   A Canadian man still being held hostage by Abu Sayyaf Islamic terrorists in the Philippines moved around the country for much of his life before sailing across the world.
   Robert Hall, 50, an acquaintance of apparently murdered Canadian John Ridsdel, 68, was born in Calgary, and spent much of his life in the West, living in Port Coquitlam, B.C., and Campbell River.
   He sold insurance and operated a welding shop and at one time piloted his own small aircraft. Later, he acted in low-budget, independent films.
   But the lawlessness of the southern Philippines caught up to him, even though travellers come to the islands for their beauty, clean and natural environments.
   He was abducted by gunmen, along with three other people, including Ridsdel, and held for ransom. His Filipina girlfriend, Marites Flor, was also taken prisoner, along with a Norwegian...

Monday, April 25, 2016

'We don't play God': Indigenous communities concerned about doctor-assisted suicide

Canadian hostage John Ridsdel confirmed dead as police find severed head in Southern Philippines

                            photo:Twitter. John Ridsdel has been confirmed killed.

  John Ridsdel, 68, was executed Monday night by his Islamist Philippine captors, the Philippine Red Cross has confirmed.
   The death has not yet been confirmed by the Canadian government, however.
   Ridsdel, along with fellow Canadian Robert Hall, was kidnapped six months ago as he vacationed on the Philippine island of Mindanao. Tuesday, it was confirmed that he was executed by beheading.
   According to Philippine media, the head of a “Caucasian” captive was recovered from the streets of Mindanao’s Zamboanga City Monday night...

See also...1) 'I'm outraged:' Justin Trudeau confirms killing of Canadian John Ridsdel
                2) Canada not at war with ISIS: Trudeau

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Sunday, April 24, 2016

Kris Kristofferson, "Here comes that rainbow again"

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"To Althea, from Prison," Richard Lovelace

April 23, 2016
    On this day in 1642, courtier, soldier, and gentleman-poet, Richard Lovelace presented the Kentish Petition to Parliament -- a Royalist document calling for the restoration of the rights of King Charles I -- and was promptly imprisoned for it. His confinement produced "To Althea, From Prison"; this has become one of the most anthologized of 17th century poems, known especially for the poster-famous lines in the last stanza: 


Richard Lovelace, "To Althea from Prison"

 When Love with unconfined wings
Hovers within my gates,
And my divine Althea brings
To whisper at the grates;
When I lie tangled in her hair,
And fetter'd to her eye,
The gods, that wanton in the air,
Know no such liberty...

When flowing cups run swiftly round
With no allaying Thames,
Our careless heads with roses bound,
Our hearts with loyal flames;
When thirsty grief in wine we steep,
When healths and draughts go free,
Fishes, that tipple in the deep,
Know no such liberty...

 Stone walls do not a prison make,
Nor iron bars a cage;
Minds innocent and quiet take
That for an hermitage;
If I have freedom in my love,
And in my soul am free,
Angels alone that soar above,
Enjoy such liberty.

AFN Chief to urge Pope to rectify church’s role in residential schools

Rabbit Lake mine closure bad news for workers, northern Saskatchewan: Grand Chief

Located in northern Saskatchewan, Rabbit Lake is the longest producing uranium operation in the province. Cameco Corporation

 Alex MacPherson, Saskatoon StarPhoenix

  The loss of hundreds of jobs at a uranium mine near Wollaston Lake will have lasting effects for the workers, their families and their communities, according to the Grand Chief of the Prince Albert Grand Council (PAGC), which represents 12 First Nations across northern Saskatchewan.
   “It’s going to add to the unemployment numbers in northern Saskatchewan … It’s going to be certainly bad for the families in terms of the layoffs,” Ron Michel said. “Hopefully, it turns around as soon as possible, but the only thing I can say is it’s going to add up to our northern unemployment numbers.”
   Cameco Corp. announced Thursday that it’s closing the Rabbit Lake uranium mine indefinitely, which will cost $35 million and result in all but 150 of the mine’s 600 employees losing their jobs. Cameco is the country’s largest industrial employer of aboriginal people, and about half the workers at Rabbit Lake are from northern communities...

Saturday, April 23, 2016

Emma Wallace: Singer Songwriter / Ragtime / Pop

Earth Day and Total Transformation

  By Carl Teichrib

“More than 6 million Canadians join 500 million people in over 180 countries in staging events and projects to address local environmental issues. Nearly every school child in Canada takes part in an Earth Day activity.” — Earth Day Canada1 [italics added].
“Earth is more than just a spaceship. She is our Mother. She gave us life. There is nowhere else to go but to stay and love her.” — Reader’s comment regarding John Kerry’s Earth Day blog.2
Just as in olden days, the Earth has become the focal point for worship. In Grecian times the supreme Earth deity was Gaia, also known as the Universal Mother. Sacred oaths were given in her name, and worshippers performed rituals in her honour.3 One commentator tells us,

“The classic artistic representation of Gaia is a woman emerging breast-high from the earth. The goddess arises but never leaves her planetary body. Visceral rites, including plant, animal, and (presumably ecstatic) human sacrifice as well as unabashed sexual ceremonies were held to adore the goddess’s fecundity.”4
In our contemporary era, Earth Day has become the modern celebration of Gaia. Partakers of this event, whether aware of it or not, play off the ancient pagan beliefs of a Universal Mother. Like the sacred oaths taken in her name, today’s Earth Day celebrants sign environmental petitions, make pledges, and
announce resolutions in support of Mother Earth. And like the old sacrifices to the deity, today’s Earth Day practitioners offer sacrifices of “good works” to the planet. Not only is the Earth a deity to be venerated, but the Earth itself – as the representative and embodiment of the Goddess – has become a modern day idol.

Do all who engage in Earth Day festivities realize the connections between this event and the ancient pagan deity? Some do, especially those who take a neo-pagan position, but many are unaware, thinking it’s a family-oriented way to engage in environmental conservation (much good is done during Earth Day, such as cleaning up stream beds or planting trees – but that’s not the issue). Motivated by good intentions, scores of individuals (including professing
Christians), participate without ever considering what Earth Day is actually about or the philosophies that underpin the movement...>>

Related: Baal's Temple arch erected in London for Earth Day

Dangerous drug W-18, more powerful than fentanyl, originally invented in Alberta Staff
    Officials in Alberta have been warning about a deadly drug called W-18 creeping into the province -- but as it turns out, the drug was invented there in the first place.
    Scientists at the University of Alberta in Edmonton created the compound more than 30 years ago.
Officials say the drug is 10,000 times more powerful than morphine and 100 times more potent than fentanyl...Continue reading...

Thursday, April 21, 2016

90 stunning photographs marking Queen's 90th birthday

                          1936 : July. Princess Elizabeth with two corgi dogs at her home at 145 Piccadilly, London

Cows are a Fan of the Song Royals by Lorde

                                                                                         Day 52: Angus Cow
   I saw this today and I just had to share. I live in Nebraska, majored in Animal Science and yes, cows are curious, it’s hard to get photos of them at the fence as they will come right up to you. So it’s no doubt they would be an apt audience of the song Royals by Lorde. Heck, I’m a fan of the original and all the covers. But this is the best!!
   Agriculture has taken a beating in the media for mistreating their animals. I would say these cows are clearly not mistreated, and in fact, I would say probably a little spoiled...>>                                                                                                                                                          Farmer Derek Klingenberg

Saudi Arabia is a cancer on the world.

Saudi Shiite women at a protest in January after the execution of a prominent Shiite cleric, Nimr al-Nimr, by Saudi authorities. Credit Agence France-Presse — Getty Images

Blue Cross pets sing special rendition of Happy Birthday to the Queen

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Mexico's Popocatépetl volcano spews ash and gas into sky – video

       Popocatépetl volcano came to life on Sunday morning, sending a column of gas and ash 2,000 metres (6,500ft) into the sky in central Mexico. A 12km (7.5-mile) security ring around the volcano has been mandated, preventing passage close to the crater. Popocatépetl’s last major eruption was in 2000, when more than 40,000 people had to be evacuated.

Wednesday, April 20, 2016

Promentory (Last of the Mohicans Theme) on Violin - Taylor Davis

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Conservatives romp to majority in Manitoba election

Grateful Dead Live at Boston Garden on 1977-05-07

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Inside the Secret Trade That Threatens Rare Birds

The Uganda Wildlife Authority safeguarded these African gray parrots before releasing them into a national park. A new study reveals that Singapore has been a major conduit for the trade in birds, especially African grays. 


   Singapore plays a key role as a major international transshipment hub for the global aviculture industry, according to a new study by the Wildlife Conservation Society (WCS) and the wildlife trade monitoring organization TRAFFIC. That’s especially true for trade in African gray parrots.
   African grays are highly sought-after as pets because they’re so smart and talkative. (Alex, who lived with scientist Irene Pepperberg for 30 years, had a vocabulary of more than a hundred words and a mind-blowing range of cognitive skills beyond.) They’re native to Equatorial Africa, but populations are declining throughout their range. Although millions of African grays have been bred in captivity, demand for wild-caught birds remains high, and they’re especially vulnerable because they roost in large groups and tend to concentrate around water sources or mineral licks...>>

Wildfires near Fort St. John, Prince George prompt evacuations

Maryse Zeidler · CBC News

The view of one of many fires burning across northern B.C. from Taylor, where an emergency response centre has been established. (Destiny 
The Peace River Regional District in northern B.C. has declared a state of emergency due to several forest fires in the area.
The district said about 48 wildfires were burning in the region Monday night.
Evacuation orders and evacuation alerts have been issued for parts of the Baldonnel community near Fort St. John, as well as at Charlie Lake.
The Blueberry First Nation reserve north of Fort St. John was also evacuated and residents were sent to Taylor, where an emergency reception centre has been established...Continue reading...

Tuesday, April 19, 2016

El Condor Pasa - Natural Version by Alexandro Querevalú

Canadian hostages in Philippines plead for their lives

 Canadians John Ridsdel and Robert Hall are among 4 people who were abducted from the Holiday Ocean View Samal Resort in the Philippines. Staff
Published Friday, April 15, 2016
    A video has emerged of two Canadians who are being held hostage by Abu Sayyaf gunmen in the Philippines, appealing to the Canadian government to pay their ransom.
Canadians John Ridsdel and Robert Hall warn they will be beheaded if their ransom is not paid within the next 10 days.
   The two men are among four hostages who speak directly to the camera in the troubling video...Continue reading...

    PM Trudeau ignores Canadians abducted, and instead plays MSM with an impromptu soliloquy on quantum computing.

Eat your broccoli to protect against liver cancer

Mom was right: you should finish your broccoli. Previous studies have hailed the cruciferous vegetable's protective effects against breast, prostate and colon cancer. But now, a new study adds liver cancer to the list. Read here.

Your phone number is all a hacker needs to read texts, listen to calls and track you

German security expert Karsten Nohl demonstrated the hack by tracking a brand new phone given to US congressman Ted Lieu using only its phone number. Photograph: Alamy 


Hackers have again demonstrated that no matter how many security precautions someone takes, all a hacker needs to track their location and snoop on their phone calls and texts is their phone number.
The hack, first demonstrated by German security researcher Karsten Nohl in 2014 at a hacker convention in Hamburg, has been shown to still be active by Nohl over a year later for CBS’s 60 Minutes...Continue reading...

Monday, April 18, 2016

The Mamas & The Papas, "Monday Monday"

Regina woman rescues hundreds of pet rats

Dramatic footage shows 'fire tornado' in St. Albert

CBC News Shocking video from the St. Albert fire department shows just how dangerous a brush fire became last week.

These Rescue Dogs Learned How to Fly a Plane

 While you were busy trying to get Fido to sit or stay, New Zealand animal trainer and zoologist Mark Vette taught a group of pups to fly—and they became the first dogs ever to pilot a plane...Continue reading...
Mark Vette

Soldiers of Odin, Europe’s Notorious Anti-Immigration Group, Beginning to Form Cells in Canada

    They sat in the centre of the poorly lit bar when we walked in.
   We had been instructed to meet at Cranberries Lounge in the Edmonton Radisson Hotel for 7 PM. The group was twelve or so strong, with about half of the crew wearing shirts with the insignia of a Norse man with a Canadian flag for a beard.
   Emblazoned on the front, with a biker-like design, was "SOO."
   The two of us were the last to arrive and after shaking hands with the leader, a man named William, he called for the meeting to move over to the pool table.
   It was time to introduce the newbies to the established members of the Edmonton chapter of the Soldiers of Odin.
   The international group has been described as everything from a far-right vigilante group and neo-Nazis—two descriptions they actively dispute—to heroes keeping the streets clean. Despite its historic name, the club has a very short history, forming in October of 2015 in the small northern Finnish town of Kemi as a response to an influx of migrants. It's since expanded to many more towns and countries across Europe...Continue reading...

Friday, April 15, 2016

Dennis Locorriere (Dr Hook) "The Ballad Of Lucy Jordan"


This man's bond with a pelican will make you wish you had a feathered best friend

The medical school dean and the pelican formed a close bond Credit: 
A giant pelican isn't what springs to mind when most people think of the animal they'd most like to be friends with.
However, this story may just change that.
Vladimír Komárek, the dean of the Second Faculty of Medicine at Charles University in Prague met his college's adopted pelican, and immediately had a bond with it...Continue reading, photos...

RCMP refugee screening a $16M flop, says internal report

By Dean Beeby, CBC News
   A $16-million RCMP project to help keep dangerous refugees out of Canada has turned out to be an expensive security flop.
   An internal evaluation says the screening project delivered information too late, strayed beyond its mandate, and in the end did almost nothing to catch refugees who might be linked to criminal or terrorist groups.
   Meanwhile, 30 Mounties were tied up for four years on duties that did little to enhance Canada's security...Continue reading...

Japan quake kills 9, injures more than 800

Emily Wang, The Associated Press
   KUMAMOTO, Japan -- At least nine people were killed and more than 800 injured by a magnitude 6.5 earthquake that toppled houses and buckled roads in southern Japan, the government's chief spokesman said Friday. Yoshihide Suga said he would visit the area, 1,300 kilometres southwest of Tokyo, to assess the damage. He said 1,600 soldiers had been deployed, and TV reports showed some delivering blankets and adult diapers to the thousands of people who took shelter because their homes were wrecked or unsafe...

Loretta Lynn is an 83-year-old badass

Sony Legacy

   Loretta Lynn is an 83-year-old badass. For proof, hear the legendary Coal Miner's Daughter reinterpret one of her earliest singles, "Fist City." Lynn sings the tune, originally penned in 1968, with renewed conviction on her aptly titled new album, Full Circle, tossing off lyrics about clobbering a rival for her lover's heart with steadfast and sly self-assurance. She's also fearless enough to cover longtime Willie Nelson classic "Always On My Mind," in a version that rivals the original, before featuring her fellow octogenarian on not his own song, but instead the closing track "Lay Me Down" (penned by obscure scribe Mark Marchetti), upstaging the Red-Headed Stranger all the while. Her confidence and sense of fun is palpable throughout the 14 track set of timeless Americana. May we all be so fiery at 83.

Thursday, April 14, 2016

Celtic Woman performing You Raise Me Up.


#Attawapiskat - twitter

Christopher Kataquapit / FacebookThe remote Attawapiskat reserve in Ontario.
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Wednesday, April 13, 2016

The Beginning of the End: Newly Discovered Superbug In Imported Meat Resistant to All Antibiotics

Tess Pennington
Ready Nutrition:
   Many of you reading this are alive today because of antibiotics. It’s a marvel of the modern world that has given us so much life. But because of our abuse of antibiotics and regularly consuming dairy products and eat meat that were given antibiotics, bacteria are growing resistant and causing many of the “last resort” antibiotics to be less powerful than in years past. Inevitably, infections we used to easily treat will evolve and become resistant them. These “superbugs” now threaten to derail decades of medical progress – and no one will be safe in a post-antibiotic world...Continue reading...

Terry Baker, who had 70 of his dogs seized from his farm near Riceton, says he cares for them well.

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Eskimeaux Finds Humor In The Struggle On Magical Year Of The Rabbit

Stephen Hawking Predicts, “This Pill Will Change Humanity” – Harvard Study Shows Brain Boosting “Smart Drug” Proven To Double IQ

By Richard Mason:
      Stephen Hawking credits his ability to function and maintained focused on such a high level to a certain set of “smart drugs” that enhance cognitive brain function and neural connectivity, while strengthening the prefrontal cortex and boosting memory and recall.
   In an interview with Anderson Cooper, Stephen Hawking said that his brain is sharer than ever, more clear and focused and he credits a large part to using Intellux Hawking went on to add “The brain is like a muscle, you got to work it out and use supplements just like body builders use, but for your brain, and that’s exactly what I’ve been doing to enhance my mental capabilities”.
   Everyone that has taken this, from athletes like Tom Brady to musicians like kanye West have nothing but praise for the brain booster, which doubles IQ, skyrockets energy levels and connects areas of the brain not previously connected. Intellux works so well for these guys, we had to ask… Is it safe?
   After 7 years Harvard Scientists Finally Break New Ground & Usher In The Future Of Brain Science With Invention Of New Smart Drug That Increases IQ, Memory And Focus Up To %100...Continue reading...

See also... Stephen Hawking wants to use tiny spaceships to look for life in space...One too many of those pills?

Baboons Save Impala From Leopard and Hyena


Tuesday, April 12, 2016

The American Dreamer- Donald Trump Rally Entrance Song & The Dirt Band - An American Dream

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Drought-stricken India: Israel is Our Hero

by Einat Paz-Frankel
    Monday, 11 April 2016 | In recent years, Israel has established itself as a powerhouse in the fields of water desalination and purification, as well as drip irrigation for agriculture. Several cutting-edge Israeli technologies are currently presented at ‘India Water Week’ in New Delhi, which was inaugurated by Israel’s minister of agriculture Uri Ariel.
   During the event, India’s water, agriculture and finance ministers expressed their interest in tightening the relations between the two nations. “India’s water issues need our urgent attention, and Israel has a proven track record in agriculture and water technologies. Israel is definitely my guru,” India’s water minister, Uma Bharti, said at the inauguration event, according to a statement released today.
   Arun Jaitley, India’s finance minister said that India is facing major challenges in the field of water supply, and that’s why “we are strengthening our cooperation with Israel, our role model.”...Continue reading...

Canada: Muslim migrant children choking, brutalizing non-Muslim students

                                   “Parents worried over school kids’ brutality at Chebucto Heights Elementary School”

 “One boy yelled ‘Muslims rule the world’ while choking her daughter. School staff intervened, but to her knowledge, the students were not disciplined further.” That could be Canada’s epitaph...Read here.

2 Giant Piggies Rescued From Life on Factory Farm Love to Snuggle With Their Human BFF

Pigs are some of the most misunderstood animals on the planet. They’re stereotyped as being filthy, unintelligent beings that will eat anything in sight, but anyone who knows a pig knows that this isn’t the case. Like dogs, pigs have the ability to learn their names and perform tricks on command. These animals are also incredibly social and emotional beings, we’ve seen countless piggies who love to snuggle and cuddle up with this human BFFs. The two gigantic pigs in this video, Oliver and Gary, are the perfect example of this...Continue reading, video...

Monday, April 11, 2016

Slacklining in Heels

Nana Mouskouri "Nickels And Dimes"

Peppina Di Capri

'1 more nail in coffin of global-warming deception' - update

   A new, exhaustive study on precipitation levels over more than 1,000 years shows the assumptions made by the United Nations and other climate-change activists are badly flawed, suggesting human activity may not be having the impact on global climate that so many insist it’s having.
The report from Stockholm University in Sweden examined Northern Hemisphere rainfall statistics over a 1,200-year period. Researchers concluded that extremes between heavy rainfall totals and droughts were more severe centuries ago, before the fossil fuel-based economy ever existed.    “Hopefully, this will be one more nail in the coffin of the great deception that is the global-warming deception,” said Dr. Tim Ball, a former climatologist at the University of Winnipeg who taught classes on global precipitation for some 25 years.
   Ball is also the author of multiple books, including “The Deliberate Corruption of Climate Science.” He told WND and Radio America this report comes as no shock to him. In fact, he wrote about the very same issue just five months ago. Ball said the problem amounts in part to willful ignorance on the part of climate-change proponents.
   “They list three major greenhouse gases: water vapor, CO2 and methane,” he said. “They then ignore water vapor. They just say the amount humans produce is of no significance, so they just assume it’s constant. That’s a problem.”
   He continued, “The second problem is there is inadequate temperature data to build their computer models. The weather data covers only about 25 percent of the world’s surface. How do you build your models on that? The answer is you don’t.”
Don’t be fooled any longer — it’s just a power grab. Read “The Greatest Hoax: How the Global-Warming Conspiracy Threatens Your Future.”
   He said reality has proven the experts wrong at every turn.
   “Every single prediction they’ve made with temperature, starting in 1990, has been wrong,” Ball said. “Every one has been wrong. One simple word definition of science is prediction. If you can’t predict, you haven’t got science.”...Read more at

Related: 16 Democrat AGs Begin Inquisition Against ‘Climate Change Disbelievers’

U.S. Ignores the Muslim Slaughter of Over 10,000 Christians and Destruction of 13,000 Churches in Nigeria

St. Rita Church, bombed on Easter, 2012.  Many Christian worshippers were killed or injured.  In response, the Obama administration insisted that “religion is not driving extremist violence.”  
   Black lives don’t matter when they are being slaughtered by Muslims. Source: U.S. at Easter: Ignore the Muslim Slaughter of Over 10,000 Christians and Destruction of 13,000 Churches in Nigeria |
   Boko Haram, the Nigerian Islamic extremist group, has killed more people in the name of jihad than the Islamic State (ISIS), according to the findings of a new report. Since 2000, when twelve Northern Nigerian states began implementing or more fully enforcing Islamic law, or Sharia, “between 9,000 to 11,500 Christians” have been killed. This is “a conservative estimate.”...Continue reading...

Attawapiskat First Nation declares state of emergency after 11 suicide attempts in one day

A tattered Canadian flag flies over a building in Attawapiskat, Ont., on November 29, 2011. A remote northern Ontario First Nation has declared a state of emergency after numerous suicide attempts this week.

    A tattered Canadian flag flies over a building in Attawapiskat, Ont., on November 29, 2011. A remote northern Ontario First Nation has declared a state of emergency after numerous suicide attempts this week.
   After an increasing number of young people attempted to take their lives in a remote northern Ontario First Nation last week, the chief and council have declared a state of emergency.
    The suicide epidemic in Attawapiskat started in the fall, when a number of people tried to kill themselves, said Jackie Hookimaw, a resident of First Nation on James Bay.
   Hookimaw’s great niece Sheridan took her own life in October. She was 13 years old. Hookimaw said Sheridan had a big heart, but she was plagued with multiple health conditions and was bullied at school.
   More recently, Hookimaw said, she was at the community’s hospital where she saw a number of teenage girls being treated after purposely overdosing on drugs. As she was leaving, a man came in for treatment. Later, she would learn that he, too, had tried to take his own

Thursday, April 7, 2016

The staff of the Shoalhaven Libraries, "Librarian Rhapsody"

 The staff of the Shoalhaven Libraries in New South Wales, Australia, made a music video to celebrate the end of the school year. They not only sing, but they do a chorus line with their carts, play air guitar, and show off their books to the tune of “Bohemian Rhapsody.”... Libraries