Aug 172018
 
2018-08-16   Winnipeg firm defends $1M deal to send sniper rifles to Ukraine, CBC

Ottawa approves deal between PGW Defence Technologies and the Ukrainian military CBC Radio · August 16 PGW co-owner Ross Spagrud shooting one of the LRT-3, .50-calibre BMG bolt action rifles his company is selling to Ukraine. (Submitted by Ross Spagrud) Listen7:08 Asked if he’s concerned that selling weapons to Ukraine would escalate the conflict there, […]

Apr 102018
 
2018-04-09   Killer robots: pressure builds for ban as governments meet, the Guardian

Countries spending billions on ‘third revolution in warfare’ as UN debates regulation of AI-powered weapons Mattha Busby Russia’s Armata T-14 battle tank can autonomously fire on targets and is expected to be fully autonomous in the near future. Photograph: Grigory Dukor/Reuters   They will be “weapons of terror, used by terrorists and rogue states against […]

Apr 062018
 
2018-04-05  New book, "Why Young Men".   Compelling interview, author Jamil Jivani, CBC The Current

  The young author in this interview is profound. RECOMMEND:   Go to the URL.  Below is a back-up copy (there are a couple of missing audio links).  http://www.cbc.ca/radio/thecurrent/we-re-competing-with-extremists-for-our-young-people-s-futures-says-author-who-escaped-gang-culture-1.4606013 Jamil Jivani’s new book looks at the alienation that can lead to young people becoming radicalized. (Wim Van Cappellen/Harper Collins Canada) We’re competing with extremists for our […]

Feb 132018
 

The G7 Summit is in Charlevoix, Quebec, June 8-9, 2018.  https://g7.gc.ca/en/ Canada tops the list with the Toronto G20 Summit, 2010.  Canadians coughed up $1.1 billion dollars to pay for happenings in Toronto and Huntsville, June 25 to 27. Canadians are so hospitable.   Do you know how much each one of us contributed?   And we’ve […]

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 262017
 
2017-11-26  My reply to  "Google knows where you are; Spy Museum East Germany (Stasi);  Vibrations for ID".  CBC Radio,  Spark.

I go bananas. Yes, we are right (even SMART!) to do something about the kind and amount of personal information being assembled by corporations (Google and Facebook, for example). And oh God!  it is good to be aware of the massive files and surveillance done by the Communist Government in East Germany.  The Stasi is […]

Aug 052017
 

Ladakh is an old Buddhist Kingdom, high in the Himayalas, now a part of India.  The capital city is Leh. It has lessons for us. Series of Youtubes:    (The links work, even if they show as not)   1.  I watched    Ancient Futures, Learning from Ladakh.  You will see pictures of Helena Norberg-Hodge as a […]

Jul 092017
 
2017-07-07  What if Omar Khadr isn’t guilty?   National Observer

http://www.nationalobserver.com/2017/07/07/opinion/what-if-omar-khadr-isnt-guilty By Sandy Garossino in Opinion, Politics | July 7th 2017 Omar Khadr (right) speaks with his lawyer Dennis Edney in Edmonton on May 7, 2015. File photo by The Canadian Press Editor’s Note: This story contains images some readers may find disturbing.   The controversy surrounding Omar Khadr’s reported $10.5-million settlement for Ottawa’s complicity in his oppressive […]

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 38: Ch. 34, New Confessions of an Economic Hit Man, John Perkins, 2016. Ch. 38, Your Friendly Banker as EHM. 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 […]