Jul 262016
 
2016-07-26  StatsCan looking for powers to make all surveys mandatory, compel data from companies

More on this later.   Many thanks to Karen for sending it in:   http://www.cbc.ca/news/politics/statistics-canada-powers-force-mandatory-1.3695969  Liberals have promised to give Statistics Canada more freedom from government influence By Jordan Press, The Canadian Press Innovation Minister Navdeep Bains says the government is committed to “strengthening the independence of Statistics Canada.” (Sean Kilpatrick/Canadian Press)   Statistics Canada is privately […]

Jul 252016
 

Click on this link to hear the interview, Democracy Now and Julian Assange.  I think Assange is right.  The only way to rein in the corruption is by exposing it.  Bless the people who are leaking the information.   The effort of the young man in the Democratic Party to pin the leaks on the Russians will […]

Jul 242016
 
2016-07-10   Turmoil in Saudi water sector as country runs dry.   And related,  The Great Land Grab.

Many thanks to Lyle for the article below, “Turmoil in Saudi water . . . “. Earlier, related postings  appear at bottom. First, a bit of background on The Great Land Grab  is helpful to understanding the full impact of Lyle’s comment. Note:  The Land Grabs usually take place in the Global South.   Welcome, Canada!   The sale of the […]

Jul 212016
 
2016-07-21  Revealed: Thatcher aide wanted to use Prince William to hobble CND (UK:  Campaign for Nuclear Disarmament),  The Guardian

Newly released files show PM’s press chief suggested releasing footage of royal baby to keep CND protests out of the news   Princess Diana with Prince William in 1983, a time of growing opposition to the deployment of US cruise missiles in UK. Photograph: Anwar Hussein/WireImage Margaret Thatcher was privately warned by foreign secretary Francis […]

Jul 172016
 

 Sequence: Maude Barlow: Millions yearn to escape free-trade deals David Korten  de-constructs the term “free trade”  David Barnhizer explains the relationship between linguistics and propaganda Appended:   Exchange with Professor Barnhizer,  “please feel free to post”.   by David Barnhizer Cleveland-Marshall College of Law, Cleveland State University November 20, 2013 Cleveland-Marshall Legal Studies Paper No. 13-260 […]

Jul 172016
 

 Sequence: Maude Barlow: Millions yearn to escape free-trade deals   (below) David Korten  de-constructs the term “free trade” David Barnhizer explains the relationship between linguistics and propaganda   http://www.timescolonist.com/opinion/columnists/maude-barlow-millions-yearn-to-escape-free-trade-deals-1.2303535   Millions yearn to escape free-trade deals Maude Barlow / Times Colonist U.S. President Barack Obama’s recent visit to Canada, against the backdrop of Brexit and the […]

Jul 172016
 

Sequence: Maude Barlow: Millions yearn to escape free-trade deals David Korten  de-constructs the term “free trade”      (Below) David Barnhizer explains the relationship between linguistics and propaganda   [  http://www.yesmagazine.org/new-economy/free-trade-fraud-alert-20160713?utm_source=YTW&utm_medium=Email&utm_campaign=20160715  ]   by David Korten,     YES !  Magazine   So the next time you hear the term “free market” or “free trade,” treat that as a […]

Jul 142016
 

Don Chisholm  Commented  on    Rulers cannot rule unless we agree to let them rule. If you read the Comment there, scroll past the first part of this.   More has been added. Don says: Good outline summary Sandra.  But when pondering revolution we need be careful what we ask for. It would be prudent to have […]