May 062016
2016-04-25  Acne drug Accutane's harm to fetus a worry despite prevention efforts, CBC

From articles appended: Added to the lawsuits related to depression and suicide brought on by Accutane,  ones on bowel disease. These are just a few of the 7,000-plus lawsuits that have been filed against Roche over the debilitating side effects of Accutane. Accutane is now a generic drug sold under various names. annual Accutane sales […]

Mar 202016

Interview, Alberto Manguel by Michael Enright on the Sunday Edition, March 20, 2016 At  9:30 Q:  Have you ever met anyone who says or who seems to be not curious about anything? A:   Of course.   Again our society blunts curiosity,  our education systems  try to smother the curiosity that is natural in children because […]

Feb 132016

FROM THE VISIONING COMMITTEE The University of Saskatchewan has recently launched an initiative to renew our university’s vision, mission and values. President Stoicheff has formed a committee composed of members from across our community, on campus and off, to help with the development of a new vision, mission and values statement for the university. The […]

Feb 062016

From Propaganda and the Ethics of Persuasion,  by Randal Marlin. Revised Second Edition 2013   This book aims to develop a sophisticated understanding of propaganda. It begins with a brief history of early Western propaganda, including Ancient Greek classical theories of rhetoric and the art of persuasion, and traces its development through the Christian […]

Feb 062016

Amy Goodman, I love that woman, covered   “A Significant Victory”: Julian Assange Hails U.N. Panel Calling for His Freedom, At bottom, the link to the actual UN Report. In response to  CTV News Coverage  of this important development for democracy,  I used their “Error Report” button to submit THREE FACTUAL ERRORS. – – – – – – – – – […]

Jan 292016

The interview is in 3 segments.  Pretty amazing:   2.   3.

Nov 052015

With thanks to Dean Daphne Taras:   Yes, you can circulate it.   (November 4, 2015 2:23 PM ) RESPONSE TO:  2015-11-02 LISTEN: Enbridge & U of Calgary relationship challenges academic integrity —–Original Message—– From: Taras, Daphne Sent: November 4, 2015 10:08 AM To: Edwards Faculty; Edwards Staff; Edwards Retired Faculty Cc: Muzychka, Ivan; Hartshorn, Kent; Barber, Ernie; […]

Nov 022015
Edward Bernays, 'Father of Public Relations' (the perfection of propaganda) March 10, 1995 Edward Bernays, ‘Father of Public Relations’ And Leader in Opinion Making, Dies at 103 dward L. Bernays, an early leader in the public relations field who devised or developed many techniques for influencing public opinion, died yesterday at his home in Cambridge, Mass. He was 103. Mr. Bernays was one of […]

Nov 022015

RELATED:     2015-11-04   Dean of the Edwards School of Business, U of Saskatchewan, Letter re Donor Relations   I happened to catch this on CBC’s The Current (Anna Maria Tremonti).   So did Elaine (below). Propaganda is a disease in a democracy.  It weakens and aids the takeover of the system.  Rationalizing and making excuses for the […]

Nov 012015
2015-11-01  University administers forced to quit - - what's behind it?

Below:  Why Tim Wolfe’s resignation from the University of Missouri is a warning for all universities    (forced resignations of the President and Chancellor). The author advises the universities:  Listen to your customers.  (and students) Appended:  Links to some other articles. It’s more than Missouri and it’s more than not hearing. Comment:   WHAT’S BEHIND THE FORCED […]