Jun 052018
2018-06-04  Interview  Edward Snowden:  'The people are still powerless, but now they're aware',  The Guardian

 (Note:  2013 interview of Snowden.  12 minutes.  Link in the article below, worth listening to a second time.) By Ewen MacAskill and Alex Hern Five years after historic NSA leaks, whistleblower tells the Guardian he has no regrets   Edward Snowden remains in exile in Russia. Photograph: Lindsay Mills Edward Snowden has no regrets five […]

May 242018
2018-05-16  Water:  Bowser residents protest marine sewage outfall plan,  Parksville Qualicum Beach News,  Michael Briones

This is a local issue, but one that affects everyone. Please see the  “Comments” (from the newspaper)  at the bottom of this posting. Water and/or Oceans people:  please weigh in at URL:      https://www.pqbnews.com/news/bowser-residents-protest-marine-sewage-outfall-plan/ with information. I, too, will add an on-line Comment,  but don’t have time at the moment. Thanks!   Sandra   Michael […]

May 202018

2018-05-19    Summary, NO, Health Canada DID NOT decide to de-register one of the chemicals linked to death of bees and song birds (the neonic “imidacloprid”) The PMRA (Health Canada) received 46,000 communications about the need to stop the use of the “neonics”.  Through the petitioning, I emailed my MP on April 30, 2018 re […]

Mar 212018

http://sandrafinley.ca/?p=20712   Does Environment Minister McKenna KNOW that Natural Resources Minister Carr is pushing nuclear energy in the climate talks, May, Copenhagen?   My letter to Catherine McKenna.   2018-03-14   Offshore drilling too risky for U.S. Eastern Seaboard, but not for Canada?   Chronicle Herald.   (Minister McKenna approved BP to drill up to 7 exploratory wells off […]

Mar 042018

 “A fascinating read . . ” from The Atlantic magazine … so THIS is how it works!  A system of corruption that started in the U.S.  with pioneering master, Paul Manafort, in the 1970s.   Forty years later it is part of “globalization”. What you kinda knew about Lobbying and Corruption becomes clear, the mechanics and […]

Feb 272018

2018-02-27  Live-streaming tomorrow, Jury reform in Canada, Prof Kent Roach, Wednesday Feb 28, 1pm CST Thanks to Jim Pulfer for the alert. 2018-02-23 CORRECTION, Vaccines: It is Legislated – – vaccines are NOT mandatory anywhere in Canada. Geez!  I hate to put out incorrect information.  Many thanks to Angela B and Janet M for setting […]

Feb 222018

re NAFTA:  It’s looking as though the Government is going to give up its insistence on keeping the ISDS clauses.   Hallelujah!  That will be a large win.   Maybe I will post something, AFTER knowing for certain.   (I am chagrined that (as I understand), the about-face is characterized as a concession to the demands of the […]