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The Misanthropic Bird: Girl Posts Selfie – Internet Retaliates

If you took any history 101 class, you may have heard of civil rights activist, and overall great guy, Martin Luther King, Jr.. And if you happened to be awake during your teacher’s lesson, you may have retained some of the brilliant and moving words Dr. King spoke, particularly his speech that included living “in a nation” that judges a person by the “content of their character”. And though these words were taken from a speech promoting civil rights and condemning racial segregation, being judged by the content of one’s character is apparently an ideal the internet has no coding (Read more…)

OpenMedia.ca: You Spoke, We Listened: The 2014 OpenMedia community survey

As a volunteer who helped analyze and interpret the results of this year’s survey, I am thrilled to see that our diverse community is just as passionate about a free and open Internet as I am. Growing up with the Internet, I have seen how crucial it is to our day-to-day life. I believe we have to stop censorship and unnecessary regulation of the Internet. When I’m old, I don’t want to be telling younger generations about the glory days of the Internet before restriction – I want it to be as free as it ever was!

By volunteering at (Read more…)

Excited Delirium: Ottawa

Canadians have a path they can follow after today’s events in Ottawa. Let’s hope we choose a new beginning instead of an end to what few freedoms we have left.

Montreal Simon: Harper’s Canada and the Attack on Parliament Hill

I'm sure you've all seen the pictures of this nightmare day on Parliament Hill, this criminal assault on our democracy. So all I have to say tonight is this:(1) To the crazy fanatics who killed a young soldier today and another one in Quebec the other day: you and your kind will not intimidate us.And we will remember Cpl. Nathan Cirillo and Warrant Officer Patrice Vincent​…

Long after we have forgotten their cowardly killers. Read more »

Blast Furnace Canada Blog: Terrorism comes home

It’s been thirty years or so since there was a coordinated terrorist attack in Canada – the bombing of the Litton plant in Toronto that was making guidance systems for American cruise missiles. Since then, and especially since 9/11, we’ve kind of hoped and prayed that it wouldn’t happen again. Well, it has.

Two days after a soldier was shot and killed and another maimed at Saint Jean sur

mark a rayner | scribblings, squibs & sundry monkey joys: Tweeting in two places may break my brain

And god help me if I ever get confused! "When my brother and I go to the swinging singles bar, we look for the girls with the dog poopie on their shoes… " pic.twitter.com/ZUmCPUBjk4 — Mark A. Rayner (@markarayner) October … Continue reading →

The Moncton Times@Transcript - Good and Bad: Oct. 22: You probably won’t agree with me.

I’ve been watching TV this Wednesday with a sinking heart. First, there’s the killing of two Canadian soldiers. Some official made the idiotic statement that what was terrible about this was that they were killed on Canadian soil. That was a pitch to Canadian patriotism, of course – and it implies what I’m going to talk about. (It’s an idiotic statement because it’s terrible when Canadians, soldiers or civilians, get killed on any soil, not just here.)

It’s terrible because now, I’m quite sure, this will be used to create a turning point in history, a turning point I (Read more…)

The Canadian Progressive: Ottawa shooting: Soldier shot at War Memorial has died

The Ottawa Police Service confirms that the Canadian Forces member shot earlier today at the National War Memorial has died.

The post Ottawa shooting: Soldier shot at War Memorial has died appeared first on The Canadian Progressive.

DeSmogBlog: New Short Film Exposes The Human Cost Of Coal Ash Dumping

The threats posed by coal ash are well known today, but not too long ago, the dangers of coal ash disposal were a dirty energy secret.

For a large section of residents in Pennsylvania and West Virginia, the dangers of coal ash were kept a secret, and in their place the dirty energy industry fed them promises of a luscious, green and blue landscape that they could enjoy with their families. All they had to do was sign off on a coal ash dump in their area.

The energy company was First Energy, and a new short film by EarthJustice exposes (Read more…)

DeSmogBlog: Politico Allows BP Exec To Mislead Public About Gulf of Mexico Oil Spill Impacts

Geoff Morrell, the senior vice president of communications at BP, wants the whole country to know that the company’s negligence that led to the Deepwater Horizon oil geyser has not destroyed the Gulf of Mexico. And all of those fears about lost revenue and declining tourism along the Gulf Coast? That never happened, according to Morrell.

Politico allowed the BP executive to use its platform to spread some of the most egregious and misleading information about the health of the Gulf of Mexico that we’ve seen to date.

Granted, it is Morrell’s job as VP of communications to put a positive (Read more…)

The Canadian Progressive: Parliament Hill Shooting: Statement by Ottawa Police Service

Here’s the Ottawa Police Service’s statement on today’s shootings at the National War Memorial and on Parliament Hill.

The post Parliament Hill Shooting: Statement by Ottawa Police Service appeared first on The Canadian Progressive.

The Disaffected Lib: Maybe if CSIS and the RCMP Weren’t So Busy Spying on Environmentalists For Big Oil, They Could Do a Better Job on Domestic Terrorism.

To our prime minister’s perverted mind, environmentalists are closet terrorists laying in wait to attack his pipelines if and when those ever get built.

We’re only three days into the work week and already two Canadian soldiers may have paid with their lives for this prime minister’s stupidity.

On Monday, a soldier was run down and killed outside CFB St. Jean.  Harper wasted no time declaring it a terrorist attack.

“What took place yesterday is clearly linked to terrorist ideology,” Public Safety Minister Steven Blaney told reporters in Saint-Jean-sur-Richelieu.

 Prime Minister Stephen Harper’s office said the man was known (Read more…)

DeSmogBlog: Hundreds of World’s Scientists Ask Stephen Harper to Return Freedom to Science in Canada

In an open letter published Monday more than 800 scientists are asking Prime Minister Stephen Harper to end “burdensome restriction on scientific communication and collaboration faced by Canadian government scientists.”

The Harper government has recently attracted international attention after a report published by a leading research union identified Canadian scientists as particularly hard hit by budget cuts and communications protocols that prevent their freedom of expression.

More than 800 scientists from over 32 countries signed Monday’s letter, drafted by the Union of Concerned Scientists.

The letter states “a rapid decline in freedoms and funding” is restricting scientific freedoms in Canada by preventing (Read more…)

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DeSmogBlog: Hundreds of World’s Scientists Ask Stephen Harper to Return Freedom to Science in Canada

In an open letter published Monday more than 800 scientists are asking Prime Minister Stephen Harper to end “burdensome restriction on scientific communication and collaboration faced by Canadian government scientists.”

The Harper government has recently attracted international attention after a report published by a leading research union identified Canadian scientists as particularly hard hit by budget cuts and communications protocols that prevent their freedom of expression.

More than 800 scientists from over 32 countries signed Monday’s letter, drafted by the Union of Concerned Scientists.

The letter states “a rapid decline in freedoms and funding” is restricting scientific freedoms in Canada by preventing (Read more…)

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The Disaffected Lib: If You’ve Got a Facebook Page

You might want to post this.  Anyone with daughters can appreciate this Lesley Gore classic from the Department of Peace:

This is American, obviously.  Yet, in the illiberal democracy that now has Canada in a death grip, something like this would be more than enough to bring the CRA Tax Stasi down on the heads of those who deigned to challenge Beelzebub’s family values.

“You Don’t Own Me” PSA – Upworthy from The Department of Peace on Vimeo.

The Canadian Progressive: Trudeau Liberals lost Canadians’ support, NDP gained: Poll

A new poll by Abacus Data suggests that, in the the last month, Justin Trudeau’s Liberals lost the support of Canadians and the NDP made game-changing gains.

The post Trudeau Liberals lost Canadians’ support, NDP gained: Poll appeared first on The Canadian Progressive.

The Common Sense Canadian: Photographer to share stunning images of Great Bear Rainforest

Photo by Ian McAllister – from new book Great Bear Wild

This Friday in Vancouver, groundbreaking wilderness photographer Ian McAllister will discuss his new book, Great Bear Wild – Dispatches from a Northern Rainforest, through a multi-media presentation that leads audiences into one of the world’s most spectacular landscapes, now threatened by proposed oil tanker traffic.

McAllister, director of conservation organization Pacific Wild, has spent 25 years living amongst and documenting the spirit bears, wolves and whales of the Great Bear Rainforest. Through pioneering camera technology, he has helped bring the spectacular region to the world with Great Bear Live – a real-time (Read more…)

Excited Delirium: Ottawa Shooting

Shooting in Ottawa.

The Disaffected Lib: INSURRECTION!! CHAOS!! CANADA UNDER SIEGE!! LOCK UP YOUR DAUGHTERS!!!

By Canadian standards it was pretty exciting, enough to get the thickened blood of wintertime coursing through our veins.

With apologies in advance to Sally Fields – They HATE Us!!  They Really, Really, Hate Us!!!

A couple of guys with (unregistered)

long guns went on a bit of a shooting spree in downtown Ottawa.  They shot a soldier standing duty at the National War Memorial.  Then one of the gunmen made a bee line for the Centre Block and more gunfire ensued, apparently leaving the gunman dead.

The second, or “multiple gunmen”, gunman is believed to be running for safety (Read more…)

DeSmogBlog: Supporters of Fracking Ban Face New Wave of McCarthyism in Denton, Texas

In Denton, Texas, a college town north of Dallas that sits atop the Barnett Shale formation, the fight over a referendum banning fracking within city limits is in the final stretch.

The local ballot initiative has global implications, with the energy sector watching closely.

The turmoil in Denton reflects a growing national debate between those concerned with health and quality of life issues, and others who claim the fracking industry is America’s answer to economic growth and energy independence.

But it is local governments’ right to invoke home rule that worries the energy sector. Home rule empowers a local municipality to control zoning ordinances by trumping (Read more…)

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DeSmogBlog: B.C.’s New LNG Emissions Regulations A Good Start, But Not Enough

The B.C. government has announced its highly anticipated plan to regulate greenhouse gas emissions from the liquefied natural gas (LNG) industry. While the legislation gives LNG plants a stringent standard for carbon pollution, it doesn’t address the rest of the natural gas supply chain and focuses heavily on the use of carbon offsets.

“LNG production releases carbon pollution all the way down the chain of production, from wellhead to waterline,” said Merran Smith, director of Clean Energy Canada. “[The] legislation only addresses the last link in that chain — the port facilities where companies would chill the (Read more…)

OpenMedia.ca: Your Daily Digital Digest for Wednesday, October 22, 2014

Your news links for today:

Star studded panel on surveillance/privacy at #iiccanada – @jfmezei on Twitter 1 Gbps ‘G.fast’ DSL to Begin Certification Testing – DSLReports Cable vs. DSL speeds: G.fast will give DSL new life – BGR Obama Talks Up Net Neutrality, But Could Do More to Defend It – National Journal Apple’s Cook Discusses User-Data With China Vice Premier – Businessweek Apple’s Mac computers can automatically collect your location information – The Washington Post Illegal Copying Has Always Created Jobs, Growth, And Prosperity – TorrentFreak Bell complains to CRTC about Rogers customers getting exclusive NHL camera (Read more…)

Buckdog: Shooting On Parliament Hill In Ottawa !!!

- There have been 3 separate shooting incidents in and around the House of Commons in Ottawa, Canada. Details are sketchy. – At least two people were shot after multiple gunmen opened fire on Parliament Hill and the nearby cenotaph.- An arrest has been made.- One victim appears to be a soldier. Several people were seen performing CPR.- Another body is reported to be on the ground just outside the Library of Parliament. Dozens of shots were heard.- Two men were seen jumping from a Toyota Corolla, followed by dozens of shots.- Veteran Affairs Minister (Read more…)

OpenMedia.ca: Our thoughts are with Ottawa this morning

Our thoughts are with everyone who has been affected by the tragic events in Ottawa this morning.

To all our Ottawa community members, and to everyone in the area, please stay safe.

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