Nov 122018
 

UPDATES:     (note – list of “RELATED” postings at bottom) 2018-11-16  the BLIND SPOT in Privacy Commissioner’s investigation of StatsCan (getting personal data from the private sector) 2018-11-13   Poll:  Canadians strongly oppose Statscan’s plan to obtain the banking records of 500,000 households, Globe & Mail. – – – – – – – – – – – […]

Nov 112018
 

(NOTE:  List of RELATED postings at bottom)   https://sencanada.ca/en/newsroom/banc-senate-committee-to-probe-statistics-canada-request-for-canadians-banking-data/ News Release Senate committee to probe Statistics Canada’s request for Canadians’ banking data November 6, 2018 Ottawa – Following confirmation that Statistics Canada intends to compel major financial institutions to provide detailed customer banking information, the Senate Committee on Banking, Trade and Commerce announced Monday that it […]

Oct 052018
 
2018-09-17    Drone assassins are cheap, deadly and available in your local store,  from c/net

Sci-Tech Drone assassins are cheap, deadly and available in your local store You don’t need the military to pull off an attack of the drones. They’re capable of incredible destruction and now available to everyone.   by Jennifer Bisset September 17, 2018   AeroScope  Aug. 5, 2018. In the heart of Venezuela’s capital, Caracas, Nicolás […]

Sep 022018
 
2018-09-01  Arms industry spends millions to promote brands in schools,  The Guardian

Thanks to Hart,   Shocking.    it is hard to believe but perhaps should not surprise. My response:   I have been lax in helping to spread the word, and I want to attend!  Priorities may not permit me to. #NoWar2018 Conference: Designing a World BEYOND War: Legalizing Peace September 21 – September 22  in Toronto = […]

Sep 022018
 

EXCERPT:   The Nazi henchman Hermann Göring explained in Nuremberg prison how easy it is to mobilize the public to war: “Voice or no voice, the people can always be brought to the bidding of the leaders. That is easy. All you have to do is tell them they are being attacked and denounce the pacifists […]

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 […]

Mar 112018
 
2018-03-11   Statistics Canada loses, mishandles hundreds of sensitive census, employment files,  CBC

Some individuals not told of privacy breach even though it could be used for ‘malicious purposes’ Kathleen Harris Statistics Canada carried out a frantic search of recycling and garbage containers like these ones in a failed bid to recover 587 long-form 2016 census surveys that were in the trunk of a car stolen in Montreal. […]

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 […]