Dec 112017
 

The Minerva Initiative  (American Dept of Defence (DoD)). My original source of information,  an American DoD URL, no longer valid:  http://minerva.dtic.mil/overview.html.  But keep reading.  Minerva was re-branded, has a new website. The Minerva Initiative is a Department of Defense (DoD)-sponsored, university-based social science research initiative launched by the Secretary of Defense in 2008 focusing on […]

Dec 112017
 
2014-06-12  Pentagon preparing for mass civil breakdown,  The Guardian    (The Minerva Research Initiative, DoD funding of research in the Social Sciences at Universities)

RELATED:   The Minerva Initiative   https://www.theguardian.com/environment/earth-insight/2014/jun/12/pentagon-mass-civil-breakdown Social science is being militarised to develop ‘operational tools’ to target peaceful activists and protest movements The Pentagon is funding social science research to model risks of “social contagions” that could damage US strategic interests. Photograph: Jason Reed/REUTERS Nafeez Ahmed A US Department of Defense (DoD) research programme […]

Jun 052017
 

I did a google search on “Monsanto Papers”.    I have never seen so many articles come up that are in French.   Comparatively few in English.  Nothing from Canadian English sources, at least not in the first few pages of search results.   NY Times article, March 14th comes up on page 1 of listings.  Very troubling that […]

Apr 222017
 

I used (quoted from)  Lessons 10, 8, and 2 (On Tyranny  Twenty Lessons from the Twentieth Century). Scroll down to the high-lighted text. – – – – – – – – – Hi Sandra, Sacrosanct ideologies (vaccines; sexual victimization of young people by women isn’t a problem – – it’s only done by men; universities),  are so easy […]

Oct 202016
 

The Police Officer will do a good job.  But at the root?   it’s not actually his job.   The growth of gangs is a symptom that tells us we are failing.  So how do we get a passing grade? A fundamental responsibility of our communities is to provide the stew to nourish our individual toddlers into […]

Aug 262016
 
2016-08-10   Teachers investigate whether University of Calgary is in bed with Big Oil,  National Observer

This is a back-up copy in case the original disappears.   You may wish to go to the URL (copy & paste):   http://www.nationalobserver.com/2016/08/10/analysis/teachers-investigate-whether-university-calgary-bed-big-oil   By Christopher Adams in Analysis, Politics University of Calgary President Elizabeth Cannon, Calgary Mayor Naheed Nenshi and a student at the University of Calgary on April 15, 2015.  File photo by The Canadian Press. […]

Jul 142016
 
2016-07-12   University:   Canadian researchers who commit scientific fraud are protected by privacy law.  Toronto Star.   AND response.

The publicly funded agency responsible for policing scientific fraud is keeping secret the details surrounding these researchers. Their names, where they worked, and what they did wrong is protected under privacy laws.   MY RESPONSE, FOLLOWED BY THE ARTICLE  This is an extremely important article.    It opens a door through which more information can flow.   Many […]

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 […]

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
 

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 […]