Category Archives: News and politics

Internal Hard Drive: What’s lost when we forget to remember

Smart phones serve as a type of ‘external hard drive’ for our memory. But what happens when the art of memorization is lost? (Shutterstock) (Shutterstock) — Ideas CBC Jan 11 2019 Our reliance on portable technology has led some to … Continue reading

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Trump’s wall – good or bad idea?

Trump visits prototypes of Donald Trump’s proposed border wall in San Diego, California. Photograph: Frederic J Brown/AFP/Getty Images — Jan 11 2018 – Kevin Yaworski With the US government shutdown into three weeks now this is getting lots of attention … Continue reading

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Profiting off public records – Keatley vs. Teranet SCC

Similar to how the The Canadian Standards Association (CSA) has become self and special interest focused Keatley Surveying Ltd wants to profit off public records. Keatley v. Teranet – RestoreCSA SCC to hear appeal in Teranet class action brought by … Continue reading

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Citizen assemblies via sortition verses elections

Opinion January 11 2019 – Kevin Yaworski Reverting to citizens’ assemblies selected via sortition rather than election and with banishment or ostracizing of too-powerful politicians maybe the answer to many of the serious issues facing modern democracies and the public. … Continue reading

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Some inclusive schools dealing with serious violence

Opinion Kevin Yaworski – concerned citizen January 6 2018 — Serious violence against teachers, aids and other students is unacceptable even when it special needs students. There was more than enough chances in the case of the student in the … Continue reading

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Building blocks of ocean food web in rapid decline as plankton productivity plunges

Falling plankton numbers is another blow for fisheries like crab and shrimp, which have been in decline. (CBC) — https://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/newfoundland-labrador/ocean-phytoplankton-zooplankton-food-web-1.4927884 Archive below including some comments from Captain Paul Watson of the Sea Shepherd Conservation group and others. —

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Global cooling and ice sheet increasing articles resurfacing

Arguments against climate change tend to share the same flaws. gillian maniscalco/Flickr, CC BY-ND — Jan 6 2018 – Concerned Citizen Here is a comment on a post linking to the following heartland Institute article Having seen this 2012 article … Continue reading

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