Jun 172018

June 17, 2018   In this week’s report from the Hill, Elizabeth May’s staff wrote: “Midnight sittings in the House continued this week. Seizing every opportunity to speak before the summer recess, Elizabeth made almost three dozen interventions on climate change, pipelines, carbon pricing, the Fisheries Act, the Environmental Protections bill, and cannabis legalization.” In […]

May 232018

  John Perkins is a co-founder of the Pachamama Alliance (https://www.pachamama.org/john-perkins).   I am a fan of Perkins, his work and his book “Confessions of an Economic Hit Man“. A 6 minute Youtube by Paul Hawken, plays automatically after the above.  Paul Hawken is the author of “Natural Capital” and “Blessed Unrest“. There are a number […]

May 172018

—–Original Message—– From: Sandra Finley Subject: (14) How good are fine words when CropLife is on the PMRA Advisory Council?   The longer that things go unsaid, the more unsayable they become.   A woman on the steps of the Community Hall in my hometown launched into an enthusiastic conversation.  I was sure she would […]

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 […]

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 […]