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mark a rayner: Vanity Thy Name is Robot

By mid-century, all the grumpkins agreed: robots were the shit. Even the most hardened humano-mechanicals were aware their robotic cousins could kick their asses. And the feed stock? Don’t be ridiculous. They were so squishy. So temporary. The on… . . . → Read More: mark a rayner: Vanity Thy Name is Robot

Sketchy Thoughts: Anarchy for Her

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THE CANADIAN PROGRESSIVE: National Aboriginal Day Celebrated in Canada

On Saturday, hundreds of thousands of people from all backgrounds gathered all over Canada to celebrate National Aboriginal Day, which honours First Nations, Métis and Inuit peoples’ invaluable contributions to our history and culture.

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mark a rayner | scribblings, squibs & sundry monkey joys: An accurate representation

This photo is missing the beer slider and the porn/video game toggle for men, but otherwise seems accurate. Alltop has an entire board filled with humor sliders.

Polygonic: New projects, new horizons

Hello, all you phenomenal followers of Polygonic, who’ve put up with both my obtuse rants and my long, long silences with absolute aplomb. Your stamina and support bends my actual mind.

I wanted to just update you on new projects (and, as the title suggests, new horizons as well… well, they were, at least last . . . → Read More: Polygonic: New projects, new horizons

Polygonic: New projects, new horizons

Hello, all you phenomenal followers of Polygonic, who’ve put up with both my obtuse rants and my long, long silences with absolute aplomb. Your stamina and support bends my actual mind.

I wanted to just update you on new projects (and, as the title suggests, new horizons as well… well, they were, at least last . . . → Read More: Polygonic: New projects, new horizons

The Canadian Progressive: International Mother Earth Day 2013: The Faces of Climate Change

As we celebrate International Mother Earth Day 2013, these are some of the faces of climate change from around the world: Via Earthday.org: Climate change can seem like a remote problem for our leaders, but the fact is that it’s already impacting real people, animals, and beloved places. These Faces […]

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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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mike watkins dot ca: Exit

Christy Clark’s B.C. Liberals may well be looking for the exit door soon.

Martyn Brown, former premier Gordon Campbell’s chief of staff, doesn’t think yesterday’s budget holds good news for his party.

"I think the only ones jumping for joy today, really, will be the NDP because, effectively, this government has done the . . . → Read More: mike watkins dot ca: Exit

The Canadian Progressive: Forward On Climate Rally, Washington D.C., Feb 17: PHOTOSTREAM

Forward On Climate Rally, Washington D.C., Feb 17: PHOTOSTREAM The Canadian Progressive recommends: HISTORY: #ForwardOnClimate Rally in Washington, D.C., Feb. 17  

mike watkins dot ca: Foggy Family Day

Thank you, B.C. government, for declaring a new stat holiday. We needed one in February and my family are fortunate enough that we all have a day off work and school and can be together with friends and family.

Bonus: Federal offices are open on B.C.’s family day, making it an ideal time to . . . → Read More: mike watkins dot ca: Foggy Family Day

The Canadian Progressive: Prime Minister Stephen Harper’s All-Male Security Detail: PHOTO

by Obert Madondo | The Canadian Progressive, Feb. 4, 2013: Legendary is Prime Minister Stephen Harper‘s contempt for women and the issues important to them. This photo of the prime minister and his security detail confirms the truth: Harper is still to wake up to the reality that women can be as lethal personal bodyguards . . . → Read More: The Canadian Progressive: Prime Minister Stephen Harper’s All-Male Security Detail: PHOTO

The Canadian Progressive: In Tehran, A Creepy New Anti-Obama Billboard (PHOTO)

Photo credit: asriran.com A new billboard in downtown Tehran has U.S. President Barack Obama side by side with Shmer, a seventh-century villain in Shia Islam. Obama is sort of leaning on the scary-looking Shmer, who is handing the viewer a scroll or something. Phot credit: asriran.com Iran is certainly sending the White House another reminder . . . → Read More: The Canadian Progressive: In Tehran, A Creepy New Anti-Obama Billboard (PHOTO)

mike watkins dot ca: Our Pristine Coast Is Worth Saving

The Enbridge and Kinder Morgan pipeline proposals, and Kitimat LNG export plant fantasy, threaten our coast for a fistful of dollars that will end up in the hands of land-locked Albertan oil companies and their shareholders.

If Canada treated its natural resources more like Norway, we’d have tens or hundreds of billions saved up . . . → Read More: mike watkins dot ca: Our Pristine Coast Is Worth Saving

The Canadian Progressive: In Paris, street art in solidarity with Idle No More (PHOTO)

More than five thousand #IdleNoMore protesters gathered in Ottawa Friday as Prime Minister Stephen Harper and First Nations leaders held a closed-door meeting. Meanwhile, in Paris, street art in solidarity with Idle No More: RELATED: AFN call for “real change”, “remedies and actions” for First Nations In Ottawa, thousands of #IdleNoMore and allied protesters demand . . . → Read More: The Canadian Progressive: In Paris, street art in solidarity with Idle No More (PHOTO)

The Canadian Progressive: In Ottawa, Thousands of #IdleNoMore And Allied Protesters Demand Real Change (PHOTOS)

by Obert Madondo | The Canadian Progressive | Jan 11, 2013 7.00 PM EST #IdleNoMore’s show of people-power forced Prime Minister Stephen Harper to stay for entire five hours of meeting with First Nations leaders. More than five thousand #IdleNoMore protesters gathered in Ottawa today as Prime Minister Stephen Harper and First Nations leaders held . . . → Read More: The Canadian Progressive: In Ottawa, Thousands of #IdleNoMore And Allied Protesters Demand Real Change (PHOTOS)

The Canadian Progressive: For #IdleNoMore, support and prayer from Kobe, Japan (PHOTO)

From Kobe, Japan, an expression of support and solidarity for hunger striker Attawapiskat First Nation Chief Theresa Spence and the phenomenal #IdleNoMore grassroots movement for Aboriginal rights and sovereignty: This photo: Photo via Facebook And these words: Today , we gathered together to pray in Kobe Japan. We hope this prayer can reach to Chief . . . → Read More: The Canadian Progressive: For #IdleNoMore, support and prayer from Kobe, Japan (PHOTO)

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

The Canadian Progressive: Idle No More at Ottawa’s Rideau Centre today

At the Idle No More event at Ottawa’s Rideau Centre today, I bore witness: I saw friendly activists handing out literature: I saw a poster that said “We Support Chief Spence”. Theresa Spence, the Chief of the Northern Ontario First Nation of Attawapiskat is in Day 20 of her hunger strike. She started her peaceful . . . → Read More: The Canadian Progressive: Idle No More at Ottawa’s Rideau Centre today

Trashy's World: Beautiful sunrise…

… in Ottawa this morning… (5) Trashy, Ottawa, Ontario . . . → Read More: Trashy’s World: Beautiful sunrise…

calgaryliberal.com: UofC Liberals sign up 150 young liberals

Liberalism is alive and well in Calgary. As of September 21st the University of Calgary Liberal Association signed up 148 young Liberals from the annual week long clubs week held by the Students’ Union. The membership now counts more than 170 with renewed members, in addition to several new federal Liberal memberships sold and renewed . . . → Read More: calgaryliberal.com: UofC Liberals sign up 150 young liberals

Canadian Progressive: Photo Tells Us Why Canada Severed Diplomatic Ties With Iran

Last Friday, the right-wing Conservative government of Stephen Harper closed the Canadian embassy in Tehran, and kicked Iranian diplomats out of Canada. Since than, Canadians have struggled to figure out Harper’s motive for this hotile and undepolomatic move. This picture partly answers the question. The picture was taken during Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu three-day . . . → Read More: Canadian Progressive: Photo Tells Us Why Canada Severed Diplomatic Ties With Iran

Canadian Progressive: Ottawa Labour Day Event: POSTER

Event sponsored by the Ottawa and District Labour Council (ODLC), its affiliated unions and the community. Celebrating labour, family and community.

Canadian Progressive: Faking Syrian War Images To Manipulate The Western Public

The demonization of genocidal dictators like Syrian President Bashar Hafez al-Assad is standard practice in the western media’s coverage of developing-world crises. In the photo-shopped imaged below, The Krone (Die Kronen Zeitung), Austria’s biggest newspaper, shows how to manipulate the Syrian uprising for a gullible western public. In its July 28 edition, the paper pasted . . . → Read More: Canadian Progressive: Faking Syrian War Images To Manipulate The Western Public

Canadian Progressive: Stephen Harper is “the best Prime Minister ever!”: 4th grader

Is it possible that Stephen Harper’s uncompromising critics (myself included) are missing something about the prime minister? This 4th grader seems to suggests so. She believes Harper is the best PM. Ever! And Harper agrees. The girl’s drawing (below) made the list of photos of the day for August 2012 on the prime minister’s official . . . → Read More: Canadian Progressive: Stephen Harper is “the best Prime Minister ever!”: 4th grader