The Governors and The Governed: News Aversion

Trump to tap fossil fuel advocate Scott Pruitt to lead EPA: Pruitt has challenged the Environmental Protection Agency multiple times
Pruitt has challenged the Environmental Protection Agency multiple times

funny how there’s more qualifications to work in the mailroom of a government department than to be in charge of one.

Toronto Star

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What makes Saturday’s lock-her-up rally so Trumpian is that it said more about media than reality.
The Edmonton rally calling for Rachel Notley to be jailed said more about media than reality.
Dear Canadians, we’re not America Junior.

The Globe and Mail

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Rachel Notley’s visit to B.C. sends a strong message to Alberta: Alberta Premier’s tour makes clear that she is prepared to fight for the interests of her province – at any cost
The Globe and Mail
Alberta Premier’s tour makes clear that she is prepared to fight for the interests of her province – at any cost

Well she is an Alberta girl but her dumb ass ideology will probably win out in the end.

saw her on the news tonight, it sounded like she’s trying to convince herself.

 

Well Alberta was always No1 and therefore she is trying everything to get something back for survival.

Alberta’s biggest problem comes from the oil glut. It tanked the price of oil which pushed Alberta’s economy down to where it is. On top of that, there were the fires that roared through some of the oil sites. Alberta is hurt.

I don’t know much about the lady, but it seems to me that she is doing what she can to get things back on track for Alberta.

You are right, you don’t know much

Everytime NDP/Liberal policies cause economic hardship they always say it is the economy not their ideological interference in the economy. Fact is, shit happens and will
exacerbate bad government policy.

given that the NDP is doing the pipeline that the conservatives want, they have no cause to complain,

 

no conservative wants an f’ing carbon tax for a non-existant threat. climate change is not MAN MADE.

Ja not all is natural by global warming, there is some from us humans too what contributes to the current situation what we have on so called global warming.

climate change. some places warm, others will chill and many will be under water,
Yup you absolutely right about. That’s the way mother nature works.
it is odd to me that people cannot understand that humans have an industrial impact, Easter Island and the Mayans are recent examples of demonstrated human over stressing resources.

When all the kings men and all the kings whores keep repeating a lie and expect it to become the truth. Guess what. It is still a lie

Irrespective of all foolishness of mankind mother nature still changes the earth despite us..

p.s. a tax is just a TAX

Absolutely correct Nina and Douglas.

thank you, I appreciate your validation.

Half of People Believe Fake Facts

Many people are prone to ‘remembering’ events that never happened, according to new research by the University of Warwick.

The research is in Memory. (full open access)

#psychology#memory

Curious if 2 siblings remembering a single event where 1 child experienced and the other witnessed would show brain activity within the same area of the brain. Going further – 2 subjects watching a movie scene where 1 subject has experienced the situation while the 2nd subject has not and the brain activity compared both during the scene as well as recollection of the scene.

I would say more like 78%…
half seems low to me. Average and those below that are the majority after all.
Industry with a lack of safety culture and cut corners for profits, cannot be trusted by The Public, they work for shareholders.
Oil Pipeline Shut Down After Spill, Just 200 Miles From Standing Rock

#FossilFuels   #ClimateChange   #Environment   #News

Oil Pipeline Shut Down After Spill, Just 200 Miles From Standing Rock
Oil Pipeline Shut Down After Spill, Just 200 Miles From Standing Rock
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Dear Military Re Women

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Thanks for the career offer and make up tips

As much as I would like to defend my country

fight for freedom and rights for all

but starting with fending off fellow service members

rape and harassment as a condition of limited employment

no thank you, eh

The Army is trying to recruit women with ‘Military Makeup’ sessions
The Army is trying to recruit women with ‘Military Makeup’ sessions

 

‘The Forces tried to strip me of my dignity’: Former Canadian sailor launches class-action lawsuit
‘The Forces tried to strip me of my dignity’: Former Canadian sailor launches class-action lawsuit

so how is this America about individuals and ability to pursuit happyness?

https://www.queerty.com/congressman-says-trump-will-dissolve-federal-protections-lgbtqs-20161206

Congressman Says Trump Will Dissolve Federal Protections For LGBTQs
Congressman Says Trump Will Dissolve Federal Protections For LGBTQs
Eurovision could be pulled from Ukraine over ‘shambolic’ organisation and budget problems
Eurovision could be pulled from Ukraine over ‘shambolic’ organisation and budget problems

Milestones of Human Rights in Canada | Canadian Human Rights Commission

Milestones of Human Rights in Canada | Canadian Human Rights Commission
chrc-ccdp.gc.ca
U.S. Appeals Court Takes Up Closely Watched LGBT Workplace Discrimination Case
U.S. Appeals Court Takes Up Closely Watched LGBT Workplace Discrimination Case
Canada’s war on queers in the military
Canada's war on queers in the military
Gays in the U.S. Military Are Now Protected
Gays in the U.S. Military Are Now Protected

If equality means sending my daughters to war, I want no part of it

Jun 15, 2016 – The amendment dubbed “Draft America’s Daughters” is part of the The National Defense Authorization Act. Not registering could have …
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Jun 1, 2016 – If your daughter, granddaughter, or the girl-next-door has to register for a possible future draft, you can blame Arizona Senator John McCain, …

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Pentagon ends transgender military ban – CNNPolitics.com – CNN.com

http://www.cnn.com/2016/06/30/politics/transgender-ban-lifted-us-military/
Jun 30, 2016 – Washington (CNN) The Pentagon said Thursday it was ending the ban on transgender people being able to serve openly in the U.S. military. … The decision comes as the military has witnessed major changes in the role of women and the inclusion of gays, lesbians and bisexual service members in recent years.
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Effective immediately, transgender Service members may serve openly, and they can no longer be discharged or otherwise separated from the military solely for …

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Women In The Civil War | HistoryNet

http://www.historynet.com/womenin-thecivilwar
Women In The Civil War summary: There were many women playing important roles in the Civil War, including nurses, spies, soldiers, abolitionists, civil rights …
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Apr 7, 2011 – She was a Union soldier and worked during the Civil War as a nurse. … Even though women weren’t legally allowed to fight in the Civil War, it is estimated …. A young woman passes through an archway into an anonymous …
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Feb 28, 2013 – One woman soldier had so much success during the war that she … She died on October 11, 1915 and was buried in her Union uniform which.

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December 6 and Civilian Mass Shootings

I worked for 13 years in 7 different Federal Departments, in three roles: General Admin Clerk, Security/Accommodations Officer and WorkFlow Analysis.

École Polytechnique massacre - Wikipedia

École Polytechnique massacre – Wikipedia
en.wikipedia.org
Remembering the Slain, not the murderer
Remembering the Slain, not the murderer
Montreal Gunman Kills 14 Women and Himself
+The New York Times
Woman shot in 1989 Montreal Massacre remembers confronting killer | National Post
Woman shot in 1989 Montreal Massacre remembers confronting killer | National Post
Pizzagate has been pushed by Trump supporters and white supremacists.

The totally false conspiracy theory claims that Hillary Clinton and her former campaign manager, John Podesta, ran a child sex ring at a pizzeria in DC, Comet Ping Pong. Over the past few weeks, Donald Trump supporters and white supremacists on social media have pushed the conspiracy theory — leading to headlines like “Pizzagate: How 4Chan Uncovered the Sick World of Washington’s Occult Elite” on fake news websites.

The Sunday shooting was far from the beginning of threats that Comet Ping Pong has faced over the past few weeks.

Cecilia Kang reported at the New York Times that the restaurant’s staff and its owner, James Alefantis, have faced a barrage of abuse and death threats on social media as a result of the conspiracy theory. Things have gotten so bad that the general manager’s wife asked him to quit. Alefantis has worked to get the FBI and local police involved in an investigation to stop the conspiracy theory’s spread, and requested that social media platforms like Facebook, Twitter, and Reddit take down messages and pictures related to the false conspiracy theory.

But it has persisted. Bryce Reh, Comet’s general manager, characterized trying to take down the conspiracy theory online as “trying to shoot a swarm of bees with one gun.”

Yet as Pizzagate continues spreading online, it becomes more and more clear just how big of a problem fake news now poses — and how difficult it may be to address.

Pizzagate, the totally false conspiracy theory that led a gunman to a DC pizzeria, explained
Pizzagate, the totally false conspiracy theory that led a gunman to a DC pizzeria, explained

when did bullets become talking points, eh?

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Snow-ing

In a harrowing nearly 6 hour round trip from Surrey to Vancouver, for a St. Paul’s Hospital thing for the parentals and a dispensary monthly stock-up for me.

We left at 9 am and it was almost 10 am before we got to the Patullo Bridge, which I seriously never want to drive over in the best of conditions. It was another hour through New Westminster through Burnaby to Vancouver over Canada Way.

No way the freeway was an option, especially with the ice and slush smashing windshields.

Too many people on bald summer tires, even after snow warnings for a week.

Too many people over driving the conditions.

 

I have grown up in the lower mainland of British Columbia

and the seasons have shifted a full month in my just under 50 years on this planet

Today, BC feels like part of Canada, being snowy. usually we have rain and we’ve had two months of it.

 

the local saying is that in British Columbia, we don’t tan, we rust.

 

anyway, the Patullo Bridge really really really needs to ban the big trucks

Christy Clarke vs the GVRD Bridges

Annoying Allies vs Bridge Building

BC Lower Mainland Bridges: For Whom the Bridge Tolled

 

HRC: Translink

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Elvis Presley and Jackie Wilson

Today in music history, December 4, 1956

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Elvis Presley, now an RCA star, strolled into Sun Records displacing the Carl Perkins session

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and telling about seeing Billy Ward and his Dominos – featuring Jackie Wilson

wishing he’d done Paralyzed the way the Dominos did Hound Dog

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When he sang Don’t be Cruel, the tellyphone syntax was a tribute to Wilson, as was the Return to Sender dancing in Girls, Girls, Girls.

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Elvis and Jackie Wilson in the mid 1960s.

When Jackie Wilson fell ill, Elvis paid his medical bills.

 

 

Elvis with Sun Labelmate Rufus Thomas on stage at a Memphis Benefits

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Elvis, Claudia Ivy and BB King

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Land vs Worlds

Nutrition North failing to keep food healthy and affordable: study
Nutrition North failing to keep food healthy and affordable: study
How We Predict Climate Decades Ahead – Yet Can’t Forecast Weather Ten Days Ahead – Chaos Patterned With Order
How We Predict Climate Decades Ahead - Yet Can't Forecast Weather Ten Days Ahead - Chaos Patterned With Order
How oil pipelines became one of the most divisive issues in Canadian politics
How oil pipelines became one of the most divisive issues in Canadian politics
Despite Evacuation Orders, Pipeline Protesters Hunker Down for Winter

#StandingRock   #NorthDakota   #DakotaAccessPipeline

Despite Evacuation Orders, Pipeline Protesters Hunker Down for Winter
Despite Evacuation Orders, Pipeline Protesters Hunker Down for Winter
Five Myths Trudeau Rehashed in Kinder Morgan Pipeline Approval
Five Myths Trudeau Rehashed in Kinder Morgan Pipeline Approval
A coal mine explosion in China this week has resulted in 21 deaths and four arrests.
Twenty-one Chinese miners trapped underground confirmed dead | Toronto Star
Twenty-one Chinese miners trapped underground confirmed dead  | Toronto Star
Veterans are pouring into North Dakota just days before the Monday deadline to vacate. http://trib.al/PodF9TK
The cavalry arrives: Veterans bring ‘symbolic value’ and support to Standing Rock
The cavalry arrives: Veterans bring 'symbolic value' and support to Standing Rock
Permafrost loss changes Yukon River chemistry with global implications
Permafrost loss changes Yukon River chemistry with global implications
U.S. vets to form ‘human wall’ at North Dakota pipeline protest: Over 2,100 already at camp with more to come over the weekend, intend to form human wall to protect protestors
U.S. vets to form ‘human wall’ at North Dakota pipeline protest
U.S. vets to form 'human wall' at North Dakota pipeline protest
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Schooled: How Hitlers Happen

Expert on Fascism Sees Telltale Signs Developing - Dispatches From the Culture Wars

Expert on Fascism Sees Telltale Signs Developing – Dispatches From the Culture Wars
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    well we can all stop wondering how Hitlers happen, we just watched the Brexit 48% and the Murican 47% who did not vote, stood by, and will later claim to have been good guys trapped rather than the enablers that they are, eh.
The Merriam-Webster dictionary Tweeted earlier this week that ‘fascism’ is the most looked-up word so far in 2016, making it likely to… http://trib.al/MXExSxv
Merriam-Webster’s plea: It’s not too late to change ‘fascism’ as word of the year
Merriam-Webster's plea: It’s not too late to change 'fascism' as word of the year
Walmart to pay out $7.5 million in lawsuit which denied gay couples equal health benefits
Walmart to pay out $7.5 million in lawsuit which denied gay couples equal health benefits
Keep that Consumerism flowing

Colours and packages with bows

Distraction and minutia

the power of the dollar

on credit and with interest compounding

HOLIDAY GIFT GUIDE 2016 PART 2: Gifts for hearth and home http://ow.ly/yrPc306LdyM
HOLIDAY GIFT GUIDE 2016 PART 2: Gifts for hearth and home
President Obama urges Trump to keep up fight against HIV in final World AIDS Day message
President Obama urges Trump to keep up fight against HIV in final World AIDS Day message
meanwhile, in the rest of the world
Greek Parliament have voted for a controversial bill to expand rights for LGBT people
Greek Parliament have voted for a controversial bill to expand rights for LGBT people
Gambian President who wanted to ‘slit the throats’ of gay people loses election
Gambian President who wanted to 'slit the throats' of gay people loses election
Pakistani government division calls for transgender rights to be reassessed in light of trans violen
Pakistani government division calls for transgender rights to be reassessed in light of trans violen
Five Myths Trudeau Rehashed in Kinder Morgan Pipeline Approval
Five Myths Trudeau Rehashed in Kinder Morgan Pipeline Approval
UN News – FEATURE: Visually impaired professor to light way forward on UN disability agenda
UN News - FEATURE: Visually impaired professor to light way forward on UN disability agenda
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