Saturday, November 26, 2016

Joey+Rory "That's Important To Me"

Joey Feek with daughter Indiana
Courtesy Rory and Joey Feek


Fidel Castro dead at age 90 - twitter

Fidel Castro - twitter 

"(Somebody) Ease My Troublin' Mind" by Sam Cooke


"Caught on trail cams: Pennsylvania's big buck of 2016"

Delete yourself from the internet by pressing this button

   The internet can be a beautiful and horrible place at the same time, and it isn’t weird to sometimes feel like you want to leave — there’s wasn’t an easy way out, until now.
   Swedish developers Wille Dahlbo and Linus Unnebäck created, which offers a way to wipe your entire existence off the internet in a few clicks.
   When logging into the website with a Google account it scans for apps and services you’ve created an account for, and creates a list of them with easy delete links...

Thursday, November 24, 2016

"Thank You" by Dido


Turkey falls out of truck, saves itself from slaughter


Meet the luckiest unlucky turkey
   A turkey named Mon Ami Dali saved its own life after falling out of a truck on the way to the slaughterhouse. But that was just the beginning of Mon Ami Dali’s long journey.
   After falling out of the truck, Mon Ami got stuck in Hurricane Mathew in North Carolina. Mon Ami was rescued by Carolina Waterfowl Rescue, but because of the hurricane, the sanctuary was full and couldn’t take any more animals.
   So Carolina Waterfowl Rescue called Julie Ito Morales, who with her husband Jaime, runs Stick House Sanctuary. Morales agreed to take Mon Ami along with two roosters, four hens, three diamond doves and three ducks. Morales also helped Carolina Waterfowl find a new home for other animals while the driver made his way to Texas...

Watch President Obama's final turkey pardoning

PBS NewsHour

Wednesday, November 23, 2016

The Ultimate (Mostly) 90s Playlist To Turn Up Loud And Sing At The Top Of Your Lungs


 The Ultimate (Mostly) 90s Playlist

Encyclopedia of Religion and Ethics V24

Obama Declares War on Infowars, Breitbart

Dan Lyman & Kit Daniels |
With the intention to censor independent media, President Obama is now spearheading the fervent assault on so-called “fake news.”
   This war on “fake news” began after anti-Trump world leaders, heads of social media platforms and the mainstream press realized they lost the presidential election because they no longer had credibility and influence over the US population.
   Obama made clear his desire to limit news reports by populist media at a press conference in Lima, Peru, on Sunday where he also defended the Trans-Pacific Partnership.
   “If, generally, we’ve got elections that aren’t focused on issues and are full of fake news and false information and distractions, then the issue is not going to be what’s happening from the outside; the issue is going to be what are we doing for ourselves from the inside,” he claimed. “The good news is that’s something that we have control over.”...

Tuesday, November 22, 2016

New Israeli Laser Technology Can Detect Explosives From Afar

Courtesy of IsraelNN.

The new drone-based security system was created in Tel Aviv and can remotely detect bombs, hazardous materials, and even drugs...

Creepy new website makes its monitoring of your online behaviour visible

                                                           A sample screen shot of the behavior tracked Click Click Click.[link]

Matthew Dunn,
 IF YOU think you are not being analysed while browsing websites, it could be time to reconsider.
A creepy new website called clickclickclick has been developed to demonstrate how our online behaviour is continuously measured.
Dutch mediacompany VPRO and Amsterdam based interactive design company Studio Moniker are the masterminds behind the site, which observes and comments on your behaviour in great detail.
The website — which is not harmful to your computer...

Monday, November 21, 2016

Dakota Pipeline protest on Twitter. Why does Obama not use tear gas and water canons on anti-Trump rioters?

Why does Obama not use tear gas and water canons on anti-Trump rioters? Obama urges anti-Trump rioters to keep up the good work.

Law enforcement officers surround demonstrators protesting against plans to pass the Dakota Access pipeline during a standoff at the Backwater Bridge in Morton County, North Dakota, U.S., November 20, 2016. © Morton County Sheriff's Department / Handout via Reuters...

Stampeders lead feels pretty 'buzzy' about his career these days


   You’d think doing the same old songs – classic ones, mind you, but songs that have been around a long time – would wear on Rich Dodson and his mates in the Stampeders.
   But after nearly 50 years as part of the Canadian music scene, Dodson says, 'no way.'
   “It’s still buzzy,” Dodson tells BarrieToday, using a term he employs a lot these days. “I’m feeling 23 again, and we’ll keep playing as long as my health holds.”...


When will conservatives quit supporting leftist TV networks and social media?

by | 11-20-16

 Look what a few black ingrates in the NFL kneeling during the National Anthem have done to revenue in that circus! It’s crashing as viewership has collapsed as much as 20% of the “Proles” finally realized they actually could live without watching huge, overpaid men run into each other and disrespect our country on Sundays.

Now comes the “Alt-Right” and “Fake Media” purge from Google, Facebook, Twitter, and the rest of the leftist-controlled media behemoths. All of which enjoy yuuuge support from the very conservatives who are being banned for being “Alt-Right.” What is “Alt-Right” to leftists? YOU!

 So how do we stop our ideological enemies in the Mainstream Media and Social Media from furthering their poisonous message? In the wise words of Billy Ray Valentine in the movie “Trading Places,” “the best way to get back at rich people is to make them poor!” So why do we support media empires that are designed to control and indoctrinate us while destroying our freedoms?

 Rich leftists in the Mainstream Media are part of The Establishment! The Establishment is protected because the Mainstream Media in all its forms is designed to spread propaganda and socialist dogma while destroying American traditional values. For this reason, Andrew Breitbart deemed the Mainstream Media the biggest threat to America. It is difficult to disagree... Frank Zappa saw the danger TV poses to us many decades ago. Here’s “I’m The Slime” performed on Saturday Night Live:
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Saturday, November 19, 2016

Canada, meet your national bird.

A gray jay, a.k.a. the whiskey jack or Canada jay — now named Canada's national bird by Canadian Geographic — in Western Canada's mountain forests. (Photo: Tony Joyce/Canadian Geographic Photo Club)

With 450 species in the country to choose from, Canadian Geographic’s decision was made neither lightly nor quickly.
This national debate has been running since January 2015, in fact. But after weighing the opinions and preferences of tens of thousands of Canadians, as well as the expertise of our National Conservation Partners at Bird Studies Canada and other ornithologists and conservationists, as well as cultural experts and Indigenous Peoples, that list was narrowed to five birds. And one finalist best met all reasonable criteria.
We give you the gray jay. Also known as the whiskey jack or Canada jay, it is Canadian Geographic’s official recommendation for National Bird of Canada...

Erupting Volcano, Streaking Meteor Come Together for a Once-in-a-Lifetime Photo

By Ada Carr
Published Nov 16 2016 04:54 PM EST
Photographer Tomas van der Weijden captured a once in a lifetime photo as Russia's Klyuchevskaya volcano erupted underneath a streaking meteor. (Tomas van der Weijden)

Friday, November 18, 2016

Aboriginal culture not religion, B.C. First Nations group says

'Our way of life isn't a religion. It's our way of life,' says Nuu-chah-nulth leader

 By Megan Thomas, CBC News 
The Nuu-chah-nulth Tribal Council's vice president Ken Watts (left) poses with the president, Debra Foxcroft (right). Watts says he hopes the disagreement over the smudging ceremony will provide an opportunity for people to learn more about Aboriginal culture. (Nuu-chah-nulth Tribal Council) 
   The Nuu-chah-nulth Tribal Council on Vancouver Island says it is disappointed that a complaint over a traditional spiritual ceremony held in a Port Alberni, B.C., elementary school has ended up in court.
   A mother in the Vancouver Island community has taken School District 70 to court, alleging her children were forced to participate in a Nuu-chah-nulth ceremony that she considers religious in nature and inappropriate for the classroom.
   The case has sparked a debate over whether First Nations ceremonies should be considered religious or cultural. But a leader of the First Nations involved says there should be no debate...

"By The Time I Get To Phoenix" Lorrie Morgan - update


Last span of Saskatoon's historic Traffic Bridge comes tumbling down

Saskatoon StarPhoenix   
   On Nov. 17, 2016, at 3:03 p.m., 39,852 days after the first vehicle crossed Saskatoon’s Traffic Bridge, the last remaining span of the historic bridge fell to the berm beneath it.
   An excavator machine clawed away at the northernmost concrete pier until the span collapsed on Thursday. The other three spans were brought down with explosives in two separate demolition events that drew thousands of spectators in January and February...

Owner receives noise complaints

Thursday, November 17, 2016

"Hold On" by Alabama Shakes

Alabama Shakes

Pig issue: The animals are optimistic and pessimistic just like humans

Pro-active, optimistic pigs always looked on the bright side while moody pigs with less space and no straw tended to be negative and pessimistic (file image)

by John von Radowitz
Pigs have personalities that can be trough half-full or trough half-empty, a study has shown. Just like humans, some pigs are go-getting, optimistic and positive while others are moody pessimists, new research reveals...

Wednesday, November 16, 2016

"Queen Of Memphis" by Confederate Railroad

The link between birds and coffee

It’s difficult to comprehend how the tiny bird-taiga flycatcher-travels all the way from Siberia (the name comes from its breeding ground—the Taiga forest) to spend the winter in central India. 

 Sometime in 2004, I received a copy of Living On The Wind: Across The Hemisphere With Migratory Birds by Scott Weidensaul. The American naturalist writes in the book that one of the ways to save migratory songbirds, tropical plants and animals is to “have a cup of coffee”. He says the “traditional form of coffee growing is beneficial for wildlife, especially birds”. The words stayed with me...

Vancouver Island mom claims kids forced to participate in Aboriginal religious ceremony at school

                                                A traditional smudging ceremony (Image: Steve Russell / Getty Images)

by Shelby Thom
   A B.C. mother has filed a court petition alleging a B.C. school district violated her charter rights by forcing her kids to participate in indigenous religious ceremonies.
   Port Alberni mother Candice Servatius is asking B.C.’s Supreme Court to ban school district 70 from allowing any religious exercises in public schools.
   “It is fine to teach kids about religion, but it is not acceptable to impose religious practices on kids,” says lawyer John Carpay with the Justice Centre for Constitutional Freedoms, who have taken the case...

Rats the size of cats have been found in Kent, UK

                                                     Melissa Gillingham caught one of the rats in her garden (Picture: SWNS).

 If you don't like rodents - be thankful you don't live with giant mutant rats the size of cats...

Canada needs pot-impaired driver education before legalizing, says CAA

 Marijuana, seen here growing in the middle of a residential street, could soon be legalized under the Trudeau Liberals. (Jonathan Hayward/Canadian Press)

By: Bruce Cheadle, The Canadian Press
OTTAWA - The Canadian Automobile Association is lobbying for a government-funded public education program to warn of the dangers of cannabis-impaired driving before Canada legalizes recreational pot.    Police will also need more funding to learn how to recognize and investigate drug-impaired drivers, says the CAA.
   The Liberal government has promised to introduce legislation legalizing recreational marijuana next spring and a committee report on the process is expected at the end this month.
   The CAA helped fund a study by the Ottawa-based Traffic Injury Research Foundation that suggests legalization will pose "incredible challenges" for managing pot-impaired drivers.
   The study is sure to inflame the escalating propaganda war over marijuana's harms and benefits, because it is premised on the assumption that access to legal cannabis will increase traffic accidents.
   The CAA commissioned a poll that found almost two thirds of respondents are worried roads will become more dangerous after legalization...

New compound eases pain like marijuana, without the 'high'

Researchers have identified a compound that targets cannabinoid receptors in the brain to ease chronic pain, but without the side effects of medical marijuana.
   Opioids and medical marijuana are considered effective treatments for chronic pain, but the drugs carry significant risks. In a new study, researchers reveal a drug compound that is just as effective for alleviating chronic pain, but without the side effects.
    Chronic pain - defined as pain that persists for at least 12 weeks - is estimated to affect more than 76 million Americans, according to the National Institutes of Health. 
    Opioids are among the most commonly prescribed medications for chronic pain in the United States; in 2012, physicians wrote around 259 million prescriptions for the drugs - the equivalent to one bottle of pills for every adult in the country. 
    Though opioids might be effective for pain relief, their use has become a major public health concern. Opioids are addictive, and in 2014, the drugs were responsible for more than 28,000 deaths in the U.S. At least half of these deaths involved a prescription opioid. 
    Studies have also suggested that marijuana is an effective pain reliever, and a number of U.S. states have legalized its use for medicinal purposes. Still, marijuana use may pose a number of short- and long-term side effects, including altered sensory perceptions, hallucinations, delusions, impaired motor function, and memory loss...

Monday, November 14, 2016

"In The Year 2525 (Exordium & Terminus)" by Zager And Evans

Sanjin Đumišić

New Zealand earthquake: Two dead following powerful tremor

A number of roads have been damaged, including this one two hours north of Christchurch AP
A powerful magnitude-7.8 earthquake has struck New Zealand's South Island, killing at least two people.

The quake hit just after midnight on Monday (11:02 GMT on Sunday), north-east of Christchurch.

It was felt as far afield as the capital Wellington on the North Island, 120 miles (200km) away.

A tsunami arrived about two hours later. Officials warned everyone along the eastern coast to head inland or for higher ground....

Related: 6.2-magnitude quake shakes northwestern Argentina

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Russia unleash hidden KILLER ROBOT that can detect a human FOUR miles away

RUSSIA’S ministry of defence has unveiled the latest addition to their devastating robot army – a sentry gun that can identify and shoot dead a human from more than four miles away.

The killer robot can use radar, thermal imaging and both colour and black and white video cameras.

   The robotic guardian can be deployed in just 30 seconds and fire both bullets and grenades to take out its targets.
   The Russian military is believed to have developed the hi-tech defence system to take out low flying drones and other ariel weapons.
   But it will do more for the Russian military than just shoot down an incoming drone.
   The weapon is equipped with technology to track movement of an incoming device and discover its origin before blasting it out of the sky...

Donkey And Goose Become Best Friends After Losing Their Partners

By Stephen Messenger

The last year has been a rough one for Bub the donkey and his bird friend, named Goose — but the pair has learned that life's still worth living as long as they have one another...

Battle Of The Giant Alaskan Grizzlies


Sunday, November 13, 2016

Leon Russell, musician known for dynamic performances, dies at 74


By Bill Trott   

   Leon Russell, who emerged in the '70s as one of rock'n'roll's most dynamic performers and songwriters after playing anonymously on dozens of pop hits as a much-in-demand studio pianist in the 1960s, died on Sunday at the age of 74, according to his website.
   Russell, who was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 2011, died in his sleep in Nashville, Tennessee, his wife said in a statement on the website.
   Russell had endured health problems in his later years, undergoing surgery to stop leaking brain fluid in 2010 and suffering a heart attack in July 2016...

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A Mix Of The Best Foghorn Leghorn Toons

Jason Bucky Roberts

Saturday, November 12, 2016

Leonard Cohen's most memorable songs and lyrics

Leonard Cohen at home in Los Angeles in September, 2016. Photograph by Graeme Mitchell for The New Yorker.
  CBC News:
    Leonard Cohen was a poet who brought his lonely, soulful lyrics to music, startling fans with his fresh turns of phrase.
    His use of biblical imagery and word portraits of life in bars and on the road lent a gravity to songs delivered in a gritty, baritone voice.
     Upon accepting a Juno in 1993, he joked, "Only in Canada could somebody with a voice like mine win vocalist of the year."
   Throughout his career, Cohen returned to themes of brokenness, decay and death. But underneath the downbeat words was a sly humour, poking fun at himself and the world.
It was mesmerizing.
   Here are some favourites from Canada's melancholy bard:

Top Tracks – Leonard Cohen

Dog who defied death after almost a month in abandoned well heads home

John and Cindy Billesberger were all smiles as they prepared to take their chocolate lab Bruno home from the University of Saskatchewan’s Western College of Veterinary Medicine on Thursday afternoon. Bruno, seven, was trapped in an abandoned well for 27 days before they found him. He spent more than 22 days at the WCVM while he recovered. (Morgan Modjeski/The Saskatoon StarPhoenix) / Saskatoon
   When Bruno the chocolate lab was rescued from an abandoned well in the Estevan area after almost a month without food, his story got international attention.
   As he headed home this week, he still looked thin and wore a cast on one paw, but after 22 days recovering at the University of Saskatchewan’s Western College of Veterinary Medicine, the improvement in his condition was obvious.
   His owners, John and Cindy Billesberger, had been waiting for that moment.
   “After seeing what he looked like when we brought him in and seeing the looks on the vets’ faces, every day — every moment — that he lived was another obstacle that (was) overcome,” Cindy said.
   Bruno went missing on Sept. 17 from the family’s farm near Hitchcock, southeast of Regina. Their efforts to find him turned up nothing until Oct. 14, when John took their other two dogs for a walk and one of them stood over the abandoned well, refusing to move. Bruno was lying in the mud three metres below, injured and near death from starvation...

A picture speaks a thousand words

Wednesday, November 9, 2016

"Cleopatra" by The Lumineers

The Lumineers — from left, Neyla Pekarek, and two New Jerseyans, Wesley Schultz and Jeremiah Fraites — have been nominated for two Grammys. Credit David Corio for The New York Times

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Indigenous Peoples and the World Wars

Aboriginal War Veterans Monument
An Ottawa monument in honour of Aboriginal War Veterans.
31017308 © Mircea Costina |

 by R. Scott Sheffield  
   Thousands of Indigenous peoples served in the Canadian military forces in each conflict, mostly voluntarily. On the home front, most Indigenous communities participated in the national war effort in diverse ways.
    The world wars were dramatic events for Indigenous peoples in Canada. Conflict offered these marginalized populations opportunities to renew warrior cultural traditions, reaffirm sacred treaties, prove their worth to indifferent Canadians, break down social barriers and find good jobs. Thousands served in the military forces in each conflict, mostly voluntarily. In total, more than 500 died and many more were wounded or captured. On the home front, most Indigenous communities participated in the national war effort in diverse ways. Despite their contributions and sacrifices, however, Aboriginal peoples remained marginalized...

WIKILEAKS EMAIL Contains Antartica Pictures


    James Munder

Cats! Cats! Cats! a collection of cat photos

Andrea Martinez

Tuesday, November 8, 2016

Michael Bublé's Sister Brandee Posts Inspiring Instagram After Nephew Noah's Cancer Diagnosis

By @wordswithjen  

   In the days that have passed since news broke of Michael Bublé‘s son Noah undergoing treatment for cancer, the family has received an outpouring of love support from family and strangers alike.
One family member who is using the power of the Internet to spread positivity? Noah’s aunt Brandee Bublé, who is Bublé’s sister.
   “And now these three remain: faith, hope, & love. But the greatest of these is love,” reads the chalkboard writing on the photo — a biblical quote from 1 Corinthians 13:13.
“And we’ve got a lot … ” the children’s book author captioned the sweet message, adding a heart emoji...

Michael Bublé - Someday (Ft. Meghan Trainor)[AUDIO]

Monday, November 7, 2016

This is the happiest dog in the world

Stop Throwing Away Avocado Seeds: They’re Potent Cancer Fighters


The Story Behind “In Flanders Fields”

By Charles Magill


Early on the morning of May 3, 1915, John McCrae sat wearily near his field dressing station, a crude bunker cut into the slopes of a bank near the Ypres-Yser Canal in Belgium. A Canadian military surgeon, he had been at the French line for 12 days under incessant German bombardment, and the toll of dead and wounded had been appalling.
From his position on the road along the canal running into Ypres, McCrae wrote: “I saw all the tragedies of war enacted. A wagon, or a bunch of horses or a stray man, would get there just in time for a shell. One could see the absolute knockout; or worse yet, at night one could hear the tragedy, a horse’s scream or the man’s moan.”
The previous night he had buried a good friend, Lt. Alexis Helmer of Ottawa, blown to pieces by a direct hit from a German shell. Now, as he sat in the early morning sunshine, he could hear the larks singing between the crash of the guns. He could see the rows of crosses in a nearby cemetery.
The field where the cemetery lay was thick with scarlet poppies, their dormant seeds churned up by the guns, blooming despite-or because of-the carnage. McCrae took in the scene and quickly wrote a 15-line poem. Speaking as from the dead to the living, “In Flanders Fields” was to become the most famous poem of the Great War-perhaps of any war.
John McCrae’s family had long shown a penchant for military service and poetry. Back in their native Scotland, McCraes had fought against the English in the 1715 and 1745 rebellions. From 1688 to 1693, they had compiled the famous Fernaig manuscript, containing Gaelic poetry by them and others...