Free to dream, I’d be left of Jeremy Corbyn. But we can’t gamble the future on him
Here is a comment I made re an opinion piece in the Guardian by Polly Toynbee…
This is an oddly similar discussion to one happening in Canada today..but we are just beginning the election campaign to . . . → Read More: Left Over: To The Left, To The Left…Second-Guessing The Youth Vote
AdBlock Plus mobile browser could devastate publishers About 215 million people will use ad block services on their computers by June, company estimates
CBC News Posted: May 25, 2015 5:00 AM ET Last Updated: May 25, 2015 5:17 AM ET
Twenty-four hours after Ad Block Plus launched its Android browser with . . . → Read More: Left Over: Adblock is Adhoc Answer to the Ugly Ad Dilemma
Customer service is becoming more Kafkaesque by the day Companies like to deflect problems with call-centre bureaucracy then use social media to show they’re just like us. They’re not Oscar Rickett theguardian.com, Thursday 2 October 2014 14.26 BST
Here is an article i read in the Guardian, and though it mostly centers on . . . → Read More: Left Over: Your Call Is, Truly, Unimportant to Us, Stay on the Line..or Hang Up, we Don’t Care…
When I served, the Israeli military was the most moral in the world. No more
Once there was widespread Israeli outrage over the bombing of homes in Gaza. Now there is just indifference
Yuli Novak, former Israeli air force officer The Guardian, Monday 28 July 2014 18.34 BST I have been waiting along time to . . . → Read More: Left Over: Telling It Like It Is……
Two stories in the news this week caught my eye. The first was really an OpEd in the Guardian (UK) paper, penned by the Head of Policy at a very good charity for the deaf/blind called SENSE.
Sue Brown titled her piece “Tackling Loneliness is a Job for Professionals, Not Just Neighbours.” Anyone following social . . . → Read More: THE CAREGIVERS’ LIVING ROOM A Blog by Donna Thomson: Tackling Loneliness: For Love, Money or Qualifications
Editors of a number of northern European newspapers have written an open letter to British PM David Cameron stating their concerns arising from the detention of David Miranda – partner of Guardian journalist Glenn Greenwald. The writers express concern about the “harassment” of “the paper and individuals associated with it.”
Glenn Greenwald has . . . → Read More: drive-by planet: Open letter to Cameron from European editors: Miranda’s detention threat to freedom of the press
Lavabit, an encrypted email service with some 350,000 customers is no more. The company has decided to shut down rather than comply with a U.S. government court order that would have implicated Lavabit in spying on its customers. In a courageous move the company has opted to essentially wipe out assets in order . . . → Read More: drive-by planet: Lavabit encrypted email service shuts down rather than become ‘complicit in crimes against the American people’
Kudos to the Guardian and to the Washington-based International Consortium of Investigative Journalists [ICIJ], for their ground-breaking investigative work that has now revealed the names of the world’s most questionable millionaires. In an era of austerity, with massive cuts to services, the arts, education, and labour in many countries, it’s sobering to know that . . . → Read More: ezra winton: Hidden riches of world’s wealthiest exposed
Being able to get across a green product’s essence to consumers and investors is a key that can turn it from a fringe interest to mass market success. Design can connect consumers with a cleantech product’s functions, values, and green character better than words can. This article shows the key role design played in the . . . → Read More: Carbon49 – Sustainability for Canadian businesses: Winning Cleantech by Design
Oil companies going unpunished for thousands of North Sea spills
I am including a link to this article in the Guardian online of Oct 25, 2012, because it is absolutely critical for anyone who is undecided re the true cost of that nasty pipeline across our beautiful Province, and linking to our semi-pristine coastline to . . . → Read More: Left Over: So, Alberta, You Think BC’s Gonna Dance?
The London-based liquor giant Diageo has joined the companies that are criticizing or cutting off the Heartland Institute in protest over its campaigns to confuse people about climate science and to cast prominent climate activists as "murderers, tyrants and madmen."
As Leo Hickman reports in the Guardian, a Diageo spokester . . . → Read More: DeSmogBlog: Diageo: Liquor giant backs away from science-dissembling Heartland Institute