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cartoon life: Poilievre’s opinion

“I never made such a gesture.” responds Pierre Poutine, in response to critics of the so-called “Fair Elections Act’”.

Filed under: comment, digital, illustration, photo Tagged: bill C-23, Canada, CPC, democratic reform, Pierre Poilievre, politics

Writings of J. Todd Ring: Mexico City: A study in impermanence, and a lesson to us all

pablo lopez luz photographs the concrete waves (or carpet, as he puts it) of Mexico City The unbelievably sprawling concrete carpet of Mexico City seen in these photos make me think… Gorgeous country, beautiful culture and people, horrible government, amazing capital city – but utterly unsustainable, as most cities are. Watch for the ruins […]

Writings of J. Todd Ring: Love, sympathy and mutual aid are natural – we have to be taught to be greedy little narcissists

During a California wildfire rescue workers ran out of crates to place rescued animals, forcing them to put a fawn and a bobcat kitten in an office together. When they got back they found that fawn and the bobcat cuddling and the pair became inseparable. Yes, compassion, love and solidarity are natural. […]

cartoon life: Shasta daisy

Stumbling through iPhoto I spotted this from a few weeks back. Better than I remembered it…

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cartoon life: Duck ducking

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cartoon life: A panorama

Fun. Don’t move when shooting a 360. Or maybe you should move?

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cartoon life: Staircase 2

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cartoon life: Staircase 1

The staircase. The house is over 110 years old. Workmanlike build, but it has lasted. I may have mentioned that I was delighted to find only one coat of paint on this woodwork.

Olloclip fisheye lens. This is a narrow hall. Treatment, again, in Popsicolour.

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cartoon life: Between a rock and a wet place

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Polygonic: Old Entish Soldier

Along the base of Emeishan in Sichuan Province, a network of forest trails connect temples, pavilions, and spots of tranquil contemplation (despite the heaving crowds!). This solitary figure continues to stand tall – though the tree has died, it’s a home to lots of other new life.

The Canadian Progressive: “Just watch me”: Justin Trudeau on whether he can beat Stephen Harper

By: Obert Madondo | The Canadian Progressive: Liberal leadership front-runner Justin Trudeau wants you to be assured that he can beat Prime Minister Stephen Harper at the ballot. During a flight from Halifax to Ottawa Tuesday evening, a fellow passenger send him a note with the question: “Can you really beat Harper?” Trudeau responded [...]

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Art Threat: Tillett Wright’s million shades of gay

When Tillett Wright began her photographic project, Self Evident Truths, back in 2010 she didn’t expect the groundswell of requests for photographs that she ended up receiving. She originally wanted to shoot 4-5,000 people, but the response has led her to increase her goal to 10,000 people.

“I basically decided to photograph anyone in this country that isn’t 100% straight, which, if you don’t know, is a limitless number of people,” jokes Wright in her TEDx talk posted above.

To date she has photographed around 2,000 people. “This is the civil rights fight of our generation,” says Wright.

The Canadian Progressive: Lisa Lampanelli Goes “My Nigga” and “Beyotch” About Lena Dunham

This is how Lisa Lampanelli, the self-anointed Queen of Mean, described the following photo of herself with Lena Dunham, the creator of GIRLS: “Me with my nigga @LenaDunham of @HBOGirls – I love this beyotch!!” Your take? Racist? Sexist? The Canadian Progressive recommends: RCMP’s Misogynistic Response to Galliford Sexual Harassment Claim This Global Violence Against Women READ MORE

The Canadian Progressive: Netherlands Quakers & Mennonites Support Chief Spence and #IdleNoMore (PHOTO)

Netherlands Quakers & Mennonites sent their message of support and solidarity to hunger striker Attawapiskat First Nation Chief Theresa Spence and the phenomenal #IdleNoMore grassroots movement for Aboriginal rights and sovereignty: Photo via Facebook RELATED: Chief Spence says Harper government has encouraged “segregation” PETITION: British Crown Must Honour Canada-First Nations Treaties, Revoke Bill C-45, And Fire Harper & GG READ MORE

The Scott Ross: Kate Middleton Exposes Canada’s Need For The Monarchy

Once a monarchy is to be defended like a Lindsay Lohan, the country that ultimately depends on it for stability will end up in far worse places than rehab.

Besides more than enough skin, pictures of a half naked Kate Middleton have revealed why Canada still needs the monarchy. Not so much because of the recent exploits of Prince Harry and Kate Middleton, but because of Canadians’ attempts to excuse them and, by implication, excuse the impacts they have on our country.

Canada needs the monarchy because Canadians know more about the Royal family’s mammories than they they do about

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Canadian Progressive: An Un-Canadian Insult: Pauline Marois Portrayed As Hitler On Facebook

This is hate speech par excellence! A Facebook Page, Montreal Official, portrays incoming Quebec premier Pauline Marois as Adolph Hitler, and as asks: “How long will it take her to fuck up Quebec?” If you thought that wasn’t insulting and un-Canadian enough, try imagining 133 172 people “liking” the page. Photo: [Facebook] Now, compare the photo-shopped image with the one below. Our (Rob) Ford, the (Lord) Mayor of Toronto, a rabid right-wing, poses with Jon Latvis, a member of the neo-Nazi band RAHOWA (Racial Holy War). The photo is also available on Latvis’ Facebook profile, with the caption, “Me meeting with

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Canadian Progressive: Pussy Riot solidarity protest: Topless Kiev activist cuts down massive crucifix

A Kiev protester joined the global Pussy Riot protest in a unique way. She went topless, grabbed a chainsaw and felled a mammoth crucifix with Jesus on it. The woman joined thousands around the world who protested the 2-year prison sentence the three members of feminist punk band, Pussy Riot, received for singing a protest song against Vladimir Putin. The sledgehammer-sentence is emblematic of Russia’s intolerance of dissent, human rights and basic freedoms. But what has Jesus got to do with it all? Your call. Photo credits: FEMEN (More photos)

cartoon life: Water lily #6 for the season

I think the secret is no raccoons.

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LeDaro: Kate Middleton without make-up. :)

A picture in The New Republic ,the American political magazine.

cartoon life: Today’s water lily

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Art Threat: In Afghanistan you risk your life to sing – The ROM displays photos by Larry Towell, Donovan Wylie and "Afghan Star"

Those interested in the reality of Afghanistan and located in Toronto can take in the photographic works of Larry Towell and Donovan Wylie at the ROM along with a showing of the film “Afghan Star” this Wednesday, June 20 at 7:00pm.

The photographic works tell the story of the troubling social and political realities taking place in Afghanistan, from fully covered women selling western glamour magazines on the streets to the stark dusty operating bases peeking from their hovels in the desert.

The exhibition closes July 8, 2012.

Art Threat: Portraits of WWII Veterans From All Sides – Jonathan Alpeyrie shares 210 diverse veteran faces

The aged faces of men of many nations look into Jonathan Alpeyrie’s lens for his collection of 210 photographic portraits of men who fought in WWII. The goal behind his project, World War II Veterans, on display until May 12, 2012 at Anastasia Photo in New York City, was to reunite as many veterans as possible from most nationalities involved in WWII, and he managed to capture veterans from 61 nations in total. They sit placated, wearing kilts or big Russian hats, holding medals and photos of their wedding days. They represent the countries that fought on opposing sides

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cartoon life: A queue of Qs in London

Some folks have started a media and Twitter campaign to bring the CBC show Q, and radio host Jian Gomeshi to London to do a broadcast. I thought I would make a bunch of Qs on my iPad and post them to the #jianinldnont twitter stream.

I had intended that I would create an image, tweet it and delete it. Some drawing apps have direct to Twitter connections. Otherwise the process required exporting to iPhoto app and tweeting from there. Well, of course photo stream caught every new import and backed them up anyway. Then iPhoto app starts to balk

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Art Threat: Litter made lovely: Washed Up – New photographs by Alejandro Durán

Alejandro Durán’s photographs are so intriguing they almost make me think that littering is a great idea. That is, until I realize that the beauty in waste has only been found through his selective eye and thoughtful arrangements. The colourful waste items of Durán’s project, Washed Up, addresses the issue of pollution that has made [...] . . . → Read More: Art Threat: Litter made lovely: Washed Up – New photographs by Alejandro Durán

Art Threat: Althea Thauberger’s photo mural speaks of Vancouver’s darkness

Thauberger in Afghanistan (Photo: Sharon MacKay) It would be nearly impossible to accuse Vancouver artist Althea Thauberger of being weak or fearful; in fact she is quite the opposite. Not only does she happily invite controversy and criticism, but she willingly flew to Kandahar, Afghanistan as a part of the Canadian War Artist program while [...] . . . → Read More: Art Threat: Althea Thauberger’s photo mural speaks of Vancouver’s darkness