May 112015
 

RELATED:  2015-04-02   This $1.2 billion news organization just pulled its money out of fossil fuels. Climate Change. The Guardian. – – – – – – – – – –  – – – – – – – – – – – –  – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – […]

May 112015
 

  Fossil Free gofossilfree.org Church of England divests from dirtiest fossil fuels Amazing news! The Church of England announced yesterday that it will divest its holdings of £12m in thermal coal … Divest Fossil Fuels | We Are Power Shift www.wearepowershift.org/campaigns/divest It’s wrong to wreck the planet and it’s even worse to profit from that […]

May 092015
 
2015-03- 06   Climate change: why the Guardian is putting threat to Earth front and centre

Ellen Dorsey, executive director of the Wallace Global Fund and another key figure . . . : “I think at pivotal moments in history we have seen editors and media outlets stand up and take unprecedented action. One could think of the abolition of slavery and the civil rights movement in the US and I […]

Mar 222015
 

In summary, Bill C-51 Anti-terrorism / Secret Police is about American hegemony driven by resource depletion, in particular water shortages, in the U.S.A. (RELATED: 2015-03-17 Bill C-51, Elephant in the Room, the U.S.A.). And, If implemented, Bill C-51 merely adds Secret Police Removes the independent arms’ length watchdog role over police behaviour Reduces citizen rights […]

Dec 182014
 

Part fiction, mostly truth. The Dalai Lama laughed and laughed. But it was a serious discussion at its beginning. The U.S. Senate Committee Report on Torture, terrible stuff. Makes you vomit. Said to myself:  at least the depravity is  “them and not us”. Words to eat. . . .   I know of the Dalai […]

Dec 152014
 

December 11, 2014   TO:  Elizabeth Williamson, University Secretary   Dear Elizabeth,   I will appreciate if the attached Addendum to my August 19th submission is forwarded to members of the Board of Governors, in time for the next Board Meetings, Dec 15-16.   Tuesday’s release of the Report on Torture  from the U.S. Senate […]

Dec 152014
 
2014-12-15  The intelligent approach to violent behaviour.  Book review, Destructive Emotions.

In the wake of the U.S. Senate Report on Torture (Dec 9, 2014,  chair Dianne Feinstein),  I am reminded of the good work being done to understand and address violence in human behaviour.   One powerful example,  on-going meetings: http://greatergood.berkeley.edu/article/item/destructive_emotions_how_can_we_overcome_them_a_scientific_dialogue_with_th Book Review: Destructive Emotions By Elizabeth Cushing Payne | March 1, 2004 | 0 Comments by […]

Sep 232014
 

From: Sandra Finley Sent: September-23-14 To: Gordon Barnhart, President of the University of Saskatchewan;  Vianne Timmons, President of the University of Regina Cc: ‘Elizabeth Williamson, Secretary, U of S Subject: A note re investments   Dear Gordon Barnhart and Vianne Timmins,   I sent the following information to investment people.   I would be remiss if […]

Sep 222014
 
2014-09-21  Lesson in economic system,  Gail Tverberg.  Resource prices falling in system built on debt.  What does it mean?  Energy supplies and renewables.

Neil writes: If you’ve never read Gail Tverberg, she’s usually a good read and one smart cookie! Her recent blog looks interesting: http://ourfiniteworld.com/2014/09/21/low-oil-prices-sign-of-a-debt-bubble-collapse-leading-to-the-end-of-oil-supply/   (Sandra speaking:   I recommend you go to  Gail’s blog.   The “comments” are also worthwhile.  As usual,  a back-up copy appears below, “just in case”.)   – – – – – – – […]