In the good old days, Canada’s spy agencies were not supposed to spy on Canadians. Government departments are also supposed to benefit from their research into vulnerabilities in computer systems, because holes can be closed. CSE was, according to The CBC, and The Intercept, intentionally not filling holes it found in the Google App Store and a popular web browser, in order to infect targets of spying. The result is that hostile governments and hackers could also use these holes if they independently discovered them.
There are opportunities to support journalism in Canada that doesn’t take millions from the oil industry and the oil-soaked Conservative government.
Had you heard that the Conservative Party communicated with Enbridge, in secret, through Mike Duffy? If you don’t watch independent journalism online, you might miss important news like that.
The National/Vancounver Observer and CanadaLand are two independent media outlets in our country who can tell you the real story, because their funding doesn’t come from CAPP/Enbridge, and the Conservative government.
Think also about how Mike De Souza was laid off from Postmedia, after his reporting on the oil (Read more…)
It’s articles like this one that make you wonder if the Canadian media is telling you everything you need to know. (Seriously though, that’s plainly obvious.)
If Stephen Harper is serious about criminalising ‘barbaric cultural practices’, then he should arrest himself for even suggesting it
And while he’s at it, he can lock up all the other Western leaders who have savaged the Muslim world too.
Harper […] is about to push a truly eccentric piece of legislation through parliament in Ottawa. It’s called – and I urge readers to repeat the words lest they think it’s already April (Read more…)
Pamela Wallin’s disgrace has been taking place in slow motion, with the latest chapter hitting headlines again.
“In terms of Sen. Wallin, I have looked at the numbers,” Harper told the House of Commons two weeks ago.
“Her travel costs are comparable to any parliamentarian travelling [sic] from that particular area of the country over that period of time.”
Yet the RCMP allege she committed fraud. Similar to the Nigel Wright bribe for Senator Duffy, no charges have been laid despite the RCMP’s findings.
RCMP: "After reviewing hundreds [&] hundreds of e-mail exchanges…" But PMO said they had (Read more…)
Leonard Nimoy, who played Spock on Star Trek, is dead from COPD. He quit smoking 30 years too late.
Of the original Star Trek cast, Scotty and Bones have also passed away.
Good-bye @TheRealNimoy. You made a lot of people very happy in this world, and that's a life well lived. #StarTrek
— Saskboy K. (@saskboy) February 27, 2015
@saskboy @DavidPatersonca THIS IS NOT A DAY FOR HUMAN EMOTION.
— Enter your real name (@vickersty) February 27, 2015
The unethical fools at the Broadcast Consortium will probably gladly keep Elizabeth May away from the debates this year too. Especially amusing is the Conservative spokes-tool saying more participants would make it a gong show. Mulcair wanting a debate focused on women, while angling to keep the only female leader out of the room, is special too.
What’s wrong with the Star and Robert Benzie to write an article about debate controversy and not even mention the Consortium considering blocking the Green Party again because they got away with it last election?
Why would it be up to the Conservatives (Read more…)
#FunFact: Sun News was the first "national" "news" TV station to show one of my videos. Of course, followed by Gormley slandering me.
— Saskboy K. (@saskboy) February 13, 2015
Gormley cooked up a conspiracy to try to blame me for his misfortune of attracting a protest to his book talk.
Sun News finally wore out,
Watch all the media pout,
Lacking in clues
With Conservative views,
Levant's off-air; the lout
— Saskboy K. (@saskboy) February 13, 2015
Everyone at SUN News Deserved to be Fired, by @omar_aok http://t.co/nuzlUthsZl pic.twitter.com/sbpSYFwCma
— CANADALAND (@CNDLND) February 13, 2015
It's somewhat (Read more…)
There was once a show called Revolution. And another called Scorpion.
Each had a great premise: a world after electricity, and what happens when you have a bunch of geniuses trying to work together on cool projects.
Each failed miserably [as art] almost immediately.
Why? Nothing new here. Network TV isn’t about high quality art. Sometimes that happens inadvertently, but usually it just has to be interesting enough to keep people watching the commercials.
Besides, people who appreciate real art may not be so enthused with all the car, fast food, sweatshop clothes and other materialism-obsessed capitalist elements.
So if you’re (Read more…)
We kicked off a Netflix addiction with “The Croods” [5/10] last night, and “Megamind” [8/10] this morning. At Christmas we replaced a tube TV with a more modern LED version that can get free broadcast channels and hook up to a laptop. Cutting the cable was made possible also with the prospect of Netflix, which I managed to hold off pushing the go button on until last night. My parents stopped by with some pencils for the kids, some cell phone stands for us, and some birthday cards from The White House for my Grandmas’ birthdays.
I’ve spent enough time (Read more…)
The term “weaponized Jesus” comes from an article I read on politicsusa.com, from November 2013, titled “The Religious Right With Their Weaponized Jesus Are Not Christians.” It’s worth a read, if you enjoy the political-religious debate. I eventually traced the phrase back to a 2010 story in Mother Jones. It’s a good description of the way […]
I picked up a ROKU streaming stick this weekend at the local Staples store to get access to some internet TV. The box advertises 500+ channels, while the boxes for the upscale models 2 and 3 offer 450+ and 1,000+, respectively. However, the official webpage for Roku says you can get more than 1,800 channels in the US […]
Amanda Lang still hasn’t been suspended from reporting for the CBC. Meanwhile, Global did a little required housecleaning.
“When people say they have no politics, it means that their politics aligns with the status quo. None of us are unbiased, none removed from the question of power.” – George Monbiot
.@CBCOmbudsman How can Lang take money for a speaking tour sponsored by a company recently in the news? http://t.co/WXcnWMZ8BH
— Saskboy K. (@saskboy) April 16, 2013
@saskboy Lang no longer speaking at CORE conference according to CBC News Editor in Chief@jmcguirecbc
— Esther Enkin (@CBCOmbudsman) April 18, 2013
CANADALAND's investigation of @AmandaLang_CBC , by @sdbcraig , is now online: http://t.co/W7s8XUoX03 pic.twitter.com/FL23x8af34
— Jesse Brown (@JesseBrown) January 12, 2015
It’s been brewing for Lang for quite some months now.
Another Code Red crisis for CBC MT @JesseBrown CANADALAND investigation of @AmandaLang_CBC by @sdbcraig now online: http://t.co/Aj3IsE6mb1
— Chris Selley (@cselley) January 12, 2015
@ChuckTCBC @sdbcraig @CNDLND @JesseBrown @AmandaLang_CBC untrue like this? https://t.co/1zjFhZJs3T
— mvsyyz (@mvsyyz) January 12, 2015
.@JesseBrown @sdbcraig False & misleading to characterize these interviews as favourable, same tone and style as all her others over 15 yrs.
— Chuck Thompson (@ChuckTCBC) (Read more…)
. . . → Read More: Saskboy’s Abandoned Stuff: Lang Should Be Fired Or Suspended
We watched the last of Season Two of the Falling Skies series last night. After a bit of research this morning, I learned I have two more seasons to watch and a fifth season has been scheduled. Something to look forward to. I wasn’t sure about how it would turn out, but the series has […]
It’s so fantastically shameful the Immigration Minister discriminates based on religion, denying Syrian refugees especially if they are Muslims. This would violate the Charter of Rights were these people Canadians. Not a good Christian case of “do unto others”, is it?
.@CBCAlerts if only we could export our low-price oil even faster! #NoKXL #cdnpoli
— Saskboy K. (@saskboy) December 12, 2014
We have a mean-spirited PM presiding over a failing economy and trying to advertize his way out of trouble. #cdnpoli
— Tony Dean (@TonyDeanQPB) December 12, 2014
. . . → Read More: Saskboy’s Abandoned Stuff: Export The Immigration Minister Please
Ex-Anders aide stumbles around hunting dirt on @MarloRaynolds. Quotes CPC voter instead. Sun News runs it. Cabinet mins chime in. Beautiful.
— Chris Turner (@theturner) November 25, 2014
When has recording things gone well for the Conservatives?
She'll be fine. The Tories are compassionate and forgiving to their own when they make mist… I can't finish that sentence without laughing
— Adam Stirling (@Adam_Stirling) November 25, 2014
Woman alleged to have secretly taped the conversation for the CPC, seen here climbing a statue, has yet to comment. pic.twitter.com/ipRplG6uH3
— Adam Stirling (@Adam_Stirling) November 25, 2014
Remember the Cadscam (Read more…)
One disturbing part of modern life, is that no one will escape this Earth untouched by cancer in their life somewhere. It’s a toxic environment we’ve created for ourselves, and with lifespans well past what they used to be, cancer is most likely to catch up with our bodies.
I dare say Minister Raitt’s perspective on cancer stories is sharply modified this year, opposed to her view five years ago.
“But it’s sexy,” Ms. Raitt said. “Radioactive leaks. Cancer.” vs. “Transport Minister Lisa Raitt is scheduled to undergo surgery on Tuesday to remove a “solid growth” on her (Read more…)
Ancient years ago, about 6, CBC journalists could be heard explaining to crowds how bloggers might one day be eating their lunch, but for the time being the responsible journalism was being done by the Main Stream Media.
Then an armed gunman shot a soldier at the War Memorial before charging into Parliament with a rifle. Peter Mansbridge reported there were “reports” of a shooter at the nearby Rideau Centre. People hunkered down at the Chateau Laurier hotel on the other side of the Canal. In hindsight these were reasonable precautions given erroneous or exaggerated reports of there being another (Read more…)
A sad day of note in Canadian political history, as Parliament Hill was under gunfire today. A soldier was also shot at the nearby War Memorial.
Putting the day’s events into perspective though, are Canadians less safe today because of our political leader’s choice to take us to war in Iraq against ISIS? Possibly. That threat shouldn’t mean a single change to our daily lives though, since we don’t alter our behaviour to avoid the much more deadly threat of being killed by a home-grown drunk driver.
Please Canada – be safe but don't let this change us the way (Read more…)
ICYMI: @DonMartinCTV does his last word on changes to the Copyright Act http://t.co/bLonc1F5om @ctvnewschannel #cdnpoli
— CTV Power Play (@CTV_PowerPlay) October 9, 2014
It’s about damn time someone in the MSM noted the obvious. This isn’t akin to calling Harper a Nazi; It’s about calling a spade a spade. Hijacking news footage for propaganda purposes, is entirely unethical for any political party.
Harper’s latest “nefarious scheme” should be called out for what it is. Too bad this sort of thing isn’t enough to change more minds about him.
Uncool for @DonMartinCTV to say PMSH is "flirting with fascism"; proper (Read more…)
Racists who were criticizing the launch of a new mosque in Regina, forced the TV station to remove the news story from their Facebook page, rather than report and delete the offensive comments. Some of the racists were not even from Regina (one persisting is from the deep south).
When will this good-news story be shared again on the Global Regina facebook page so more people know about it?
The Occupy movement has partnered with FilmOn Networks to create a free 24/7 Online “TV for the 99″ television outlet for news, evidence, and commentary.
The post Occupy Movement Gets Its Own TV Station appeared first on The Canadian Progressive.
I blame Canada.
The world lost a really genuine person who tried at least as hard as Jim Carey and Steve Carell, to make everyone laugh.
Aww shucks, Williams was priceless.
Let’s try to use this time to give hope to those with depression, and turn this problem around for countless people.
I’ve watched three of the four productions in the 2012 TV series, The Hollow Crown, this past week, and am greatly impressed by the productions and the acting. Wonderful, rich stuff. The series consists of the second Shakespeare tetralogy, the Henriad: Richard II; Henry IV parts 1 and 2, and Henry V, each roughly two hours […]