Feb 272018
 
2016-04-12  Retired judge Marie Corbett reflects on feeling 'powerless over crime',  CBC The Current interview

Former judge Marie Corbett quit her job as a judge because the death of her close friend made her realize how powerless she felt sitting on the bench. http://www.cbc.ca/radio/thecurrent/the-current-for-april-12-2016-1.3531544/retired-judge-marie-corbett-reflects-on-feeling-powerless-over-crime-1.3531577 Listen 23:50 Read story transcript  “You don’t stop caring when you’re a judge but you’re circumscribed by your role.” – Former judge Marie Corbett For all the […]

Feb 272018
 
2018-02-20   The secret to happiness? Ask this Yale professor (and the 1,200 students taking her class),  CBC The Current

A new course at Yale aims to give students the tools they need to build happy lives. http://www.cbc.ca/radio/thecurrent/the-current-for-february-20-2018-1.4542333/the-secret-to-happiness-ask-this-yale-professor-and-the-1-200-students-taking-her-class-1.4542341 Listen 22:28 Read Story Transcript What’s the secret of happiness? Hard work. But a little help from a Yale professor — and roughly 1,200 eager classmates — probably doesn’t hurt. Laurie Santos teaches Psychology and the Good Life […]

Jan 102018
 
2018-01-09  'We need to let social media run amok,' says scholar Chris Kutarna.  CBC The Current.

http://www.cbc.ca/radio/thecurrent/the-current-for-january-09-2018-1.4478144/we-need-to-let-social-media-run-amok-says-scholar-chris-kutarna-1.4478148 Listen 33:42 “The revolution has already happened, and it’s about adapting to it.” So says Oxford Martin School fellow Chris Kutarna, paraphrasing the famed Canadian media philosopher Marshall McLuhan. Last season on The Current, the co-author of Age of Discovery: Navigating the Storms of Our Second Renaissance, argued we’re living in a second Renaissance […]

Nov 302017
 
2017-11-30  Federal Govt asks "How would you change our justice system to better serve Canadians?"   Ends January 15.

https://www.tcjs-tsjp.ca/en/?utm_source=justicerotatorEN&utm_medium=web&utm_campaign=tcjs   The Government of Canada is undertaking a broad review of Canada’s Criminal Justice System to ensure that it is just, compassionate and fair, and promotes a safe, peaceful and prosperous Canadian society. Find out more about why we are doing this. Your input in this consultation will help the department understand what Canadians […]

Nov 032017
 

The story of Barry Marshall has a number of lessons for us.   The article from Discover Magazine, below,  tells his story well. More? . . .  A search on his name, or “barry marshall youtube” turns up lots of interesting information. Barry James Marshall  is an Australian physician, Nobel Prize Laureate in Physiology or […]

Aug 162017
 

An opportunity for a better approach to sewage treatment? There is a much less expensive and common sense approach than the current one.  . . .  Truly! (This posting is under development.   If you have thoughts on it, please let me know.  Thanks!) My curiosity and activism over sewage treatment began in the 1970’s.   […]

Apr 262017
 

Banksters: Index See also, excerpts: Ch. 38, Your Friendly Banker as EHM Ch. 40, Istanbul: Tools of Modern Empire Click on the small grey text at the top of this posting, John Perkins (category) for videos with John Perkins. Excerpts, Chapter 34 “INSERTS” are mine, Sandra Finley.   And I added emphasis on some text. PART […]

Apr 262017
 

Banksters: Index See also, excerpts from Chapters 34 and 40: Ch. 34, New Confessions of an Economic Hit Man, John Perkins, 2016. Ch. 40, Istanbul: Tools of Modern Empire, The New Confessions of an Economic Hit Man (EHM), John Perkins, 2016. Click on the small grey text at the top of this posting, John Perkins […]

Jan 162017
 
2017-01-16  World's largest fund manager demands cuts to executive pay and bonuses (The Guardian)

https://www.theguardian.com/business/2017/jan/15/blackrock-demands-cuts-to-executive-pay-and-bonuses?utm_source=esp&utm_medium=Email&utm_campaign=GU+Today+main+NEW+H+categories&utm_term=208612&subid=8093198&CMP=EMCNEWEML6619I2#comment-91285307 (My Comment is at bottom.) = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = BlackRock threatens to stir shareholder rebellions, warning UK companies they must match boardroom pay rises with that of workers BlackRock has said it would only approve salary rises for top executives if firms increase […]

Dec 292016
 

Continuing with reactions to  2016-12-24   I wouldn’t like to wish you peace if there was no hope for it.: And related to the conditions for successful revolutions, Derek’s question . . ..  Gerald captured what others also expressed.  His words: Thank you so much my friend,   I am still hunkered down in psychic fear of […]