Jul 092015

Consider the current debacle in Canada over how women are treated in the military the RCMP on campus (Dalhousie dental students and other examples) in the kitchens of some restaurants. Consider in the light of the appended letter written in 1947. The letter is father-to-son, following the son’s marriage.   It is an inter-generational transfer of wisdom, including how the husband […]

Dec 152014
2014-12-15  The intelligent approach to violent behaviour.  Book review, Destructive Emotions.

In the wake of the U.S. Senate Report on Torture (Dec 9, 2014,  chair Dianne Feinstein),  I am reminded of the good work being done to understand and address violence in human behaviour.   One powerful example,  on-going meetings: http://greatergood.berkeley.edu/article/item/destructive_emotions_how_can_we_overcome_them_a_scientific_dialogue_with_th Book Review: Destructive Emotions By Elizabeth Cushing Payne | March 1, 2004 | 0 Comments by […]

Dec 132013

Hi Neil, Following the discussion about CHANGE (how is it accomplished?),  you may be interested in some of the links below. There is emphasis on the corrupting influence of Corporations in bed with Governments – the cause and effect relationship – because the corruption is a serious, practical obstacle to change. You can understand the dynamics […]

Jul 052012

(I am sorry, I don’t know why I didn’t record the URL’s from which the following was assembled.  Arendt’s ideas about the relationship between freedom and action appear nearer the bottom.)   Arendt’s essay  On Violence distinguishes between the concepts of violence and power. Arendt maintains that although theorists of both the left and right […]

Jul 032012

Also the Yes Men, see:  http://sandrafinley.ca/?p=6218 CONTENTS (1)    THE YES MEN FIX THE WORLD (2)   A HUFFY CANADA SHUTS DOWN ‘YES MEN’ = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = (1)    THE YES MEN FIX THE WORLD In my estimation Andy Bichlbaum and Mike Bonnano are low-key brilliant and this […]

Jun 282012

Watch the video:  http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IGQmdoK_ZfY OR, same thing, but on Dan Simons’ blog: http://www.dansimons.com/videos.html    the top video. OR:  To the right see the menu of 8 videos.  The top right-hand one should be 19.16 minutes, of Dan’s TED Talk, demonstrating students passing basketballs.  Try that one. The work of Dan Simons is valuable.      

May 022012

From: Joseph Bourgault Sent: April-17-12 11:55 AM Subject: RE:  Mercury Fillings  re Obstacles to getting the use stopped Hi Sandra, Regarding the Issue of convincing our so called “Health Authorities”, i.e. Health Canada, from Banning Mercury Amalgam Dental Fillings few people have put more thought and more energy into understanding this Highly Harmful Situation than […]

Apr 242012
Why smart people defend bad ideas, by Scott Berkun

http://www.scottberkun.com/essays/40-why-smart-people-defend-bad-ideas/ By  Scott Berkun, April, 2005 We all know someone who’s intelligent, but who occasionally defends obviously bad ideas.  Why does this happen? How can smart people take up positions that defy any reasonable logic? Having spent many years working with smart people I’ve cataloged many of the ways this happens, and I have advice […]

Feb 272012

Postmedia reporters Stephen Maher and Glen McGregor broke this story on Feb 23.  If you want to know how “Racknine” and robo calls work, their article from the Vancouver Sun is posted at: http://sandrafinley.ca/?p=4483 You can hear Stephen Maher in the CBC interview on the programme, The House:  http://www.cbc.ca/thehouse/ (go to the second listening link).  […]

Feb 272012

‘Robocalls’ tried to discourage voters http://www.vancouversun.com/news/Robocalls+tried+discourage+voters/6196549/story.html By Stephen Maher And Glen McGregor, Postmedia News February 23, 2012 6:08 AM Elections Canada has traced fraudulent phone calls made during the federal election to an Edmonton voice-broadcast company that worked for the Conservative Party across the country. Also, the Conservatives are conducting an internal probe. A party […]