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OpenMedia.ca: Motherboard: The World Online

Check out this map to know how many Internet users there are in each country!

In this curious global map, the world is not as it seems. Just take a look at how massive Japan and the UK look in comparison to teeny-weeny Nordic countries Norway, Sweden, and Finland. 

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LeDaro: World’s 85 people own the wealth equal to half of the population of the world

The combined wealth of the world’s richest 85 people is now equivalent to that owned by half of the world’s population – or 3.5 billion of the poorest people – according to a new report from Oxfam.

The wealth of the richest 1% in the world is now 65 times the total wealth of the  . . . → Read More: LeDaro: World’s 85 people own the wealth equal to half of the population of the world

LeDaro: Hungry? Have a bowl of fresh worms/bugs or cook them and then enjoy

“A team of students from McGill University has proposed insect-infused flour as a possible solution to the global food crisis.”

Looks delicious. Dig in.:)

 

LeDaro: May there be peace in the world

World needs peace and not wars.

When wars and conflicts totally cease, In our world, there shall be peace. People must learn to get along, Not blame others, for being wrong. They fight for control, fight for land, Some just need a helping hand. We must rid ourselves of vanity, And embrace peace, through . . . → Read More: LeDaro: May there be peace in the world

Walking Turcot Yards: Nun’s Island Is Awesome!

For years I have been an outspoken critic about the rampant development on Nun’s Island. Every time a new highrise goes up there is at least a couple hundred more cars stepping in line to get on that bridge to somewhere. Too much of a money maker for some in Verdun, and a sign that . . . → Read More: Walking Turcot Yards: Nun’s Island Is Awesome!

cartoon life: Kitten on top of the world

Filed under: art Tagged: Cat, drawing, paper 53, space, stars, world

The Canadian Progressive: Human Rights Watch: Challenges for Rights After Arab Spring

The willingness of new governments to respect rights will determine whether those uprisings give birth to genuine democracy or simply spawn authoritarianism in new forms.

The Scott Ross: Canada’s Innovation Is Patent-ly Declining

Starting in 1902, Albert Einstein spent seven years as a Swiss patent clerk, not only did it pay well but his “cobbler’s trade” as he referred to it, gave him ample time to do his scientific work.

With less and less patents being applied for in Canada, Einstein gives hope, albeit slim to Canada’s . . . → Read More: The Scott Ross: Canada’s Innovation Is Patent-ly Declining

The Scott Ross: Cold Conservatism & Canada Without A Jacket

Most Canadian kids don’t leave home without their mother telling them, “Don’t forget your jacket.” Always offering the reminder so her child doesn’t catch a cold. Canada may not have a mother looking out for us, at least on this continent, but Stephen Harper is a big boy and he should know better that in . . . → Read More: The Scott Ross: Cold Conservatism & Canada Without A Jacket

The Scott Ross: 2013 Predictions

Justin Trudeau will become the next Liberal Leader and the party will actually air an advertisement or two as part of a determined strategy to define him and the party before the Conservatives do. Something the Liberals failed to do with Dion and Ignatieff.

Gerard Kennedy will become the next Liberal Leader in Ontario; working . . . → Read More: The Scott Ross: 2013 Predictions

Canadian Progressive: “Israel is demolishing hope”

Israel’s Haaretz newspaper is one of my favorite global publications. That’s because, on both domestic and global issues, it’s editorial policy is centre-left and refreshingly progressive. Haaretz is the place to go for an Israeli voice that’s against the apartheid-style occupation of Palestinian land and inhuman treatment of Arab citizens. Consider this title for an […] . . . → Read More: Canadian Progressive: “Israel is demolishing hope”

Canadian Progressive: No Stevie Wonder for the Israel Defense Forces

High-impact anti-Israeli apartheid online activism by peace makers around the world forced Stevie Wonder to cancel his planned performance for the Israel Defense Forces (IDF). The American singer, songwriter, and activist had been scheduled to perfo… . . . → Read More: Canadian Progressive: No Stevie Wonder for the Israel Defense Forces

The Scott Ross: Why Being Conservative With Business Is Bad Business

Turns out Conservatives can’t grow businesses liberally. Go figure. Since Stephen Harper became Prime Minister the World Bank reports that Canada has fallen from the 4th most business friendly nation to the 17th. Data shows that not only has Canada … . . . → Read More: The Scott Ross: Why Being Conservative With Business Is Bad Business

The Scott Ross: World Bank: Conservatives Making Canada Less Business Friendly

People often assume that Conservatives are pro-business, and they are, if that business is restricting other businesses from starting-up and growing. Annual data from the World Bank shows that since Stephen Harper became Prime Minister, Canad… . . . → Read More: The Scott Ross: World Bank: Conservatives Making Canada Less Business Friendly

Canadian ProgressiveCanadian Progressive: Green Party of Canada: Operation Pillar of Defense Is Not The Answer

by Green Party of Canada Again, Hamas bombing and Israeli retaliation have escalated. It should be clear that continuing to make war will not bring peace. Israel’s Operation Pillar of Defense comes a mere three years after Israel’s Operation Cast L… . . . → Read More: Canadian ProgressiveCanadian Progressive: Green Party of Canada: Operation Pillar of Defense Is Not The Answer

The Scott Ross: Conservative Canada Is Closer To Crisis

Referenced IMF data can be found here   Canada’s increasing Debt-to-GDP ratio is a problem no one is talking about. While the country’s gross government debt (which includes all levels of government) is large, it is rising faster than our … . . . → Read More: The Scott Ross: Conservative Canada Is Closer To Crisis

Canadian ProgressiveCanadian Progressive: Anonymous Dumps Wikileaks [VIDEO]

Hacktivist collective, Anonymous, has severed ties with long-time ally WikiLeaks. Anonymous announced the divorce via a tweet, and said the Julian Assange-controlled whistle-blowing website had become a one man “Julian Assange show”. The tweet: “The end of an era. We unfollowed @Wikileaks and withdraw our support. It was an awesome idea ruined by Egos. Good . . . → Read More: Canadian ProgressiveCanadian Progressive: Anonymous Dumps Wikileaks [VIDEO]

Canadian ProgressiveCanadian Progressive: UN recognizes wildlife crime as threat to rule of law

UN recognizes wildlife crime as threat to rule of law (via World Wildlife Fund) New York – Poaching and the illicit trafficking of wildlife products were raised on the floor of the United Nations General Assembly for the first time Monday during discussions on strengthening national and international governance. World leaders gathering in New York . . . → Read More: Canadian ProgressiveCanadian Progressive: UN recognizes wildlife crime as threat to rule of law

Canadian Progressive: Harper Government Pressured Mexico To Nuke Peaceful Excellon Protests

Evidence suggests that the Harper Government pressured Mexico to nuke peaceful protests at Canadian company Excellon Resources Inc’s La Platosa Mine.

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: ‘Payback’: A Doc Inspired by Margaret Atwood’s Book

Canadian writer Margaret Atwood’s book, “Payback: Debt and the Shadow Side of Wealth”, is the basis for this riveting doc by filmmaker Jennifer Baichwal.

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 . . . → Read More: Canadian Progressive: Pussy Riot solidarity protest: Topless Kiev activist cuts down massive crucifix

Altavistagoogle: The Female Body has Ways to Try to Shut That Whole Thing Down (Todd Akin)

 “The female body has ways to try to shut that whole thing down [the ability to get pregnant] when you are legitimately raped.” (Todd Akin). That is some serious truthiness. I mean it sounds plausible. In fact, he probably believes it. I read somewhere that women that climax at the same time as their partner increase their chances . . . → Read More: Altavistagoogle: The Female Body has Ways to Try to Shut That Whole Thing Down (Todd Akin)

Canadian Progressive World: What We Missed: OWS Declaration of the Occupation of New York City

This document was accepted by the NYC General Assembly on September 29, 2011, with minor updates made on October 1, 2011. It is the first official, collective statement of the protesters in Zuccotti Park.

As we gather together in solidarity to express a feeling of mass injustice, we must not lose sight of what brought . . . → Read More: Canadian Progressive World: What We Missed: OWS Declaration of the Occupation of New York City

Canadian Progressive World: URGENT PETITION: Free Members of Feminist Punk Group Pussy Riot Now!

Recently, the Putin regime in Russia extended the pre-trial detention of 3 members of the feminist punk group “Pussy Riot” until January 2013. Nadezhda Tolokonnikova, Maria Alekhina and Ekaterina Samutsevich had been in detention since March after they were arrested for committing the ultimate crime in Vladmir Putin’s Russia: singing a protest song, “punk-prayer” called . . . → Read More: Canadian Progressive World: URGENT PETITION: Free Members of Feminist Punk Group Pussy Riot Now!