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Saskboy's Abandoned Stuff: Ban Microbeads Now

Send an email to: ec.produits-products.ec@canada.ca Dear Minister McKenna: There is no need to give pollution a chance to overwhelm our water and enter our food chain. Plastic microbeads are considered a toxin by your own scientists, and there is no need for them to be in personal care products like face cream and toothpaste. If […] . . . → Read More: Saskboy’s Abandoned Stuff: Ban Microbeads Now

Saskboy's Abandoned Stuff: Microwaste, Big Problem

I phoned Johnson & Johnson about why they continue to sell products with microbeads after Parliament started to vote last year toward creating a law to ban their sale. The customer care rep had no specific information, and hadn’t heard about the forthcoming ban on microbeads the Conservatives started to pursue the day before the […] . . . → Read More: Saskboy’s Abandoned Stuff: Microwaste, Big Problem

Cowichan Conversations: The Shawnigan ‘Dirty Dirt Nightmare’- What Will It Take?

There has never been anything about the dumping of 5 million tonnes of contaminated soil into the Shawnigan Watershed that is supportable. Prime Minister Justin Trudeau Will the Trudeau’s Federal Liberals step in and Read more… . . . → Read More: Cowichan Conversations: The Shawnigan ‘Dirty Dirt Nightmare’- What Will It Take?

Cowichan Conversations: Dear Daddy-Video

1 in 3 women worldwide will experience physical or sexual violence in their lifetime, usually from a male partner (WHO). Show that you never tolerate violence against women. Share the movie and start your involvement Read more… . . . → Read More: Cowichan Conversations: Dear Daddy-Video

Cowichan Conversations: TPP should not be ratified unless the interests of Canada are fully and fairly represented, in open, transparent deals.

During the past federal election Thomas Mulcair promised to oppose the Trans Pacific Partnership (TPP). Unfortunately, under the influence of and Hill and Knowlton advisors he also advanced another promise and that was to assure Read more… . . . → Read More: Cowichan Conversations: TPP should not be ratified unless the interests of Canada are fully and fairly represented, in open, transparent deals.

Writings of J. Todd Ring: Cancer Treatments and Cures – Natural and Conventional: An Overview

  Here’s a thorny, delicate, controversial subject – but then again, when have I ever been known to shy away from such things? Peoples’ lives and well-being are at stake. We cannot afford to be tepid, mousey or weak-minded. Accor… . . . → Read More: Writings of J. Todd Ring: Cancer Treatments and Cures – Natural and Conventional: An Overview

Things Are Good: GyroGlove Helps Parkinson’s Patients with Hand Tremors

Parkinson’s is a neurological condition that interferes with a person’s ability to control fine muscle movements. This means that hand tremors, or other visible forms of shaking, cannot be finely controlled by someone with Parkinson’s. Student Faii Ong noticed this when he was helping a person with Parkinson’s trying to eat, and he decided to […]

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The Canadian Progressive: Michael Geist: TPP puts global health at risk

Internet and E-commerce Law expert Michael Geist explains how the TPP’s protections of biological drugs “represent a significant problem for global health” by limiting access to cutting edge medicines. The post Michael Geist: TPP puts global health a… . . . → Read More: The Canadian Progressive: Michael Geist: TPP puts global health at risk

Cowichan Conversations: Mayor Corrigan–Stop The Trans Mountain Pipeline Review, Trudeau Urged

Burnaby Mayor Derek Corrigan VANCOUVER — The mayor of a Vancouver-area city is urging Prime Minister Justin Trudeau to suspend National Energy Board hearings into the proposed Trans Mountain pipeline expansion. Read more… . . . → Read More: Cowichan Conversations: Mayor Corrigan–Stop The Trans Mountain Pipeline Review, Trudeau Urged

Things Are Good: Taxing Sugary Water Works

Beverages infused with copies amounts of sugar like Pepsi or Coke aren’t good for you health. When an entire nation consumes too much then public health suffers greatly. This has many governments looking into how they can stymie this overconsumption of unhealthy drinks. One solution is taxing soda sales. in 2014 the Mexican government started […]

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Cowichan Conversations: Politicians, Resident Protestors, Helicopters, RCMP All Out Because The BC Liberals Will Not Yank SIA’s Permit To Pollute Shawnigan

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Accidental Deliberations: Thursday Morning Links

This and that for your Thursday reading.- Justin Fox explores why it took the economic field in general (with some noteworthy exceptions) decades to start dealing with burgeoning inequality. And Bryce Covert discusses the latest study showing that in l… . . . → Read More: Accidental Deliberations: Thursday Morning Links

Things Are Good: Pets Can Improve Patient Care

Having pets around is already a pretty fun idea, and now it can also be healthy idea! It’s known that pets can help kids by lowering the chances of them developing allergies, particularly if the pets are allowed outdoors (be careful with letting cats outside though since they kill millions of birds needlessly). Now research […]

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Things Are Good: International Year of Yum

2016 is the year of the pulse. Pulses are the edible seeds of plants in the legume family and they are delicious! Pulses are super easy to cook with and really good for the environment. They are really good for your healthy to. This means you should hop on the pulse bandwagon! To launch the […]

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Cowichan Conversations: Shawnigan Protests-Helicopter Rides To View the SIA Contaminated Landfill-Wednesday, January 6th between 9 am and 3 pm

On Wednesday, January 6th between 9 am and 3 pm, the #SaveShawniganWater Community Action Group has arranged to provide aerial tours by helicopter from Shawnigan Village to the south end of Shawnigan Lake. Politicians Read more… . . . → Read More: Cowichan Conversations: Shawnigan Protests-Helicopter Rides To View the SIA Contaminated Landfill-Wednesday, January 6th between 9 am and 3 pm

Accidental Deliberations: Tuesday Morning Links

This and that for your Tuesday reading.- Matthew Yglesias writes that The Big Short and other stories focused on the financial aspects of the 2008 economic meltdown miss by far the most important part of the picture in the real economic destruction wro… . . . → Read More: Accidental Deliberations: Tuesday Morning Links

Things Are Good: Meningitis Outbreak in Africa Will Not Happen

Meningitis has killed a lot of people, most of them in Africa in what is referred to as “the meningitis belt”. Every couple of years a meningitis outbreak flares up and ravages many countries, but not this year. This year meningitis was beaten by a cadre of countries and organizations. Many lives will be saved […]

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Cowichan Conversations: Fact–Water Runs Downhill- The SIA Contaminated Site Is Threatening Shawnigan Creek and Lake

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Accidental Deliberations: Priorities

The Libs’ top 10% tax giveaway will cost a total of a previously unbudgeted $1.2 billion per year. And that apparently hasn’t caused anybody to think twice about whether it’s a good idea. For the sake of comparison, the Libs’ total commitment to the en… . . . → Read More: Accidental Deliberations: Priorities

Things Are Good: Preemptively React to Disasters to Save Lives

It might sound odd, but if we react to disasters before they happen we can save lives. The Food Security Climate Resilience Facility wants developed nations to release support for impending disasters before they happen. How do we know when disasters will happen when they seem so unpredictable? We can’t foresee all disasters but some […]

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Saskboy's Abandoned Stuff: In 2014, I Died. Now I’m Back To Improve The Healthcare System

Sent Nov 23rd. Dear Minister Duncan: In 2014, I died; my heart suddenly stopped, and stayed stopped through prompt CPR provided by police, until EMS arrived by bicycle and mostly revived me with an AED. After recovering from my mild case of sudden cardiac death, I was advised by my doctors to obtain a genetic […] . . . → Read More: Saskboy’s Abandoned Stuff: In 2014, I Died. Now I’m Back To Improve The Healthcare System

Things Are Good: Stop Worrying About Being Clean, Just be

We are obsessed with cleanliness in he developed world and it is likely killing us. The over use of cleaners in the built environment and the use of biochemical cleansers (like antibiotics) are weakening out immune system. They may also be negatively impacting our mental health as well. So relax with all that germaphobic behaviour. […]

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Accidental Deliberations: Thursday Morning Links

This and that for your Thursday reading.- Linda Tirado writes that whatever the language used as an excuse for turning public benefits into private profits, we should know better than to consider it credible:Given how much I had heard my whole life abo… . . . → Read More: Accidental Deliberations: Thursday Morning Links

Saskboy's Abandoned Stuff: Brad Wall’s Beef With A&W is 100% Bull Something

.@PremierBradWall 100% Canadian, growth-hormone-free milk will never be back after #TPP is ratified. That's okay with you though?

— John Klein (@JohnKleinRegina) November 10, 2015

“TPP would allow milk from cows receiving hormones into Canada U.S. allows bovine growth hormone currently banned in Canada”

Unique to the TPP is the prospect of fluid milk crossing the border from the U.S. The terms of the agreement made public earlier this month specify that 85 per cent of fluid milk imports must be processed in Canada before hitting store shelves.

At the initial briefing offered to journalists, TPP negotiators said (Read more…)

In This Corner: The supplement conundrum

As an OMIT (Old Man in Training is an acronym I just now made up. I think it’s pretty cool, but then, I’m an Old Man in Training), I am increasingly concerned about my health. Overall, I’m pretty healthy, at least I think so. My health care plan is quite simple: if I never go to the doctor, I’ll never know if anything is wrong with me. As an OMIT, I know I should visit my doctor at least once a year for a physical, but physicals for OMITs include an invasive procedure that involves fingers going where fingers are (Read more…)