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 […]

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. […]

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 […]

Mar 212017
 
2017-03-21  War/Peace:  Excellent!   Interview, 97-year-old Nuremberg prosecutor, CBC, The Current.

Click on the  Listen button below.   A truly  inspirational man,  Benjamin Ferencz. Benjamin Ferencz (L), was the chief prosecutor for the United States Army at the Einsatzgruppen trial — the ninth of 12 trials for war crimes in Nuremberg after the end of the Second World War. (Courtesy of Benjamin Ferencz) Listen 23:14   At […]

Mar 132017
 
2017-03-13    CRA's online service was suspended for 2 days after hacking incident at Statistics Canada, CBC

https://www.cbc.ca/news/politics/cra-internet-vulnerability-government-1.4022591 Federal officials say no personal information leaked in ‘credible’ software security threat Kathleen Harris The Canada Revenue Agency shut down secure portals of its website for two days after a software vulnerability was detected. (Sean Kilpatrick/Canadian Press) Federal government officials say no personal information was compromised by a software security risk that prompted a […]

Jan 292017
 

The interview by Abby Martin, click on: http://thesaker.is/abby-martin-chris-hedges-war-propaganda-the-enemy-within/ See also:  Chris Hedges, WHAT MAKES FOR SUCCESSFUL REVOLUTION? (excerpts from beginning of Wages of Rebellion.) See also:  Chris Hedges, more from Wages of Rebellion. Political prisoners, Rebels.     See also:   there is a new category under “Solidarity with the Warriors” for Chris Hedges.   At the top of […]

Dec 242016
 

I can wish you peace because we have contributed to its happening! Thank-you for the joy I feel.   Sometimes our condition seems tragic, but when you take an overview, maybe it’s not-so-bad,  and against the odds of money and organized white-collar death crimes. The invisible bonds between us are exercised – – wow!  look at those biceps! Notes on a […]

Dec 212016
 

This Act to Amend the Stats Act has been in the works: 2016-09-26 Statistics Canada eyes end to short-form census, CBC 2016-07-26 StatsCan looking for powers to make all surveys mandatory, compel data from companies Statistics Canada makes a shrewd power grab – while it can.  National Post, Kevin Libin  (copy and paste the title  into […]

Dec 212016
 
2016-09-26   Statistics Canada eyes end to short-form census,  CBC

http://www.cbc.ca/news/politics/statistics-canada-census-1.3778820 NOTE:  Wayne Smith “resigned in protest” as Canada’s Chief Statistician on September 16th. Digital register of population could replace manual survey by 2026 By Jordan Press, The Canadian Press The mandatory long-form census returned this year, a decade after it was last seen. If things go as planned, a decade from now the short-form census won’t […]