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Alberta Politics: News Satire: U.S. will not tolerate foreigners acting like Americans, officials say

ILLUSTRATIONS: A map showing some of the countries in which the United States has interfered in the political process (grabbed from Geology.com). Below: U.S. CIA Director John O. Brennan, Democratic Party candidate Hillary Clinton and Republican candid… . . . → Read More: Alberta Politics: News Satire: U.S. will not tolerate foreigners acting like Americans, officials say

The Canadian Progressive | News & Analysis: Award-winning McGill Prof to bring climate-change lessons out of the lab

Researcher to share environmental insights through video series By: Obert Madondo | The Canadian Progressive: McGill University Biology Professor Catherine Potvin, a renowned expert on climate change and tropical-forest ecology, will begin sharing insights from her laboratory’s research, according to a press release issued Tuesday. The information will be shared through a novel series […]

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Thumbs Up Canada: Casco Viejo of Panama

Just want to share some pictures that I took from my phone when I stayed briefly at the Casco Viejo in Panama.

I couldn’t find someone to host me from couch surfing so I stayed at this really cool hostel called Luna’s Castle in Casco Viejo – an area in Panama characterized by old and run down but beautiful buildings.

Many of the buildings are so old and run down that they are abandoned. I love old buildings though so I thought that they were beautiful. Or at least people could see that a lot of these buildings used to be really beautiful buildings.

I went to Panama when it was their Dia De las Banderas literally means Day of the Flag which comes after the Panamenian Independence from Colombia. So the city had flags everywhere! So weird to see patriotism in flags but see the US dollar as their currency.

Anyway here are the pictures…  I love that the trees and plants are growing on the buildings! Its like, the buildings are dying and decaying and the plants are taking over and benefitting from the decaying buildings.














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Thumbs Up Canada: What? Tourist have free medical insurance in Panama?

I am in Panama City right now. I am staying here overnight and then tomorrow, I am taking the plane to Buenos Aires, Argentina where I am spending a couple of days before going to Salta to hike some mountains.

When I arrived at the airport, the immigration officer gave me this information about free medical insurance for tourist. This is pretty awesome! 30 days of free medical insurance and you don’t even need to be a citizen or a resident of this country! Why don’t we have this in Canada? I know a lot of people in Canada who don’t have access to any insurance because they are not a resident or citizen. Hummm….

By the way, I guess I really have to brush up with my knowledge of other countries because I didn’t know that Panama use the US dollar as currency! I thought they have their own currency but no, they use the US dollar. It’s a bit strange for me to use it because I know I am in Panama yet the money is American!

I am staying in this area called Casco Viejo. I will post pictures later. I’m really so sleepy and I wanna wake up early tomorrow to see the sunrise and more of the city before my flight to Argentina. 

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Accidental Deliberations: Parliament in Review – March 29, 2012

There’s been much ado about the NDP’s position on trade agreements based on the Cons’ recent publicly-funded cheerleading for free trade at any price. But for anybody looking for the NDP’s actual view on trade, the House of Commons debates from March 29 offer a rather thorough indication.

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Accidental Deliberations: Parliament in Review: December 12, 2011

Monday, December 12 saw two main topics of debate. But perhaps most striking was the introduction of the Cons’ newest tactic to dictate the terms of discussion in the House of Commons.

The Big IssueMuch of the day’s discussion focused on the Cons’ copyright bill. And Paul Calandra started proceedings by moving that question be . . . → Read More: Accidental Deliberations: Parliament in Review: December 12, 2011