Friday 10 June 2011

 

The Rage of Senate Page Brigitte DePape

Why I did it: Senate Page DePape

explains her throne-speech protest

'As a page, I witnessed one irresponsible bill after another pass through the Senate, and wanted to scream “Stop.”'

By Brigitte DePape
The Toronto Star

Wednesday, June 8, 2011 — I am moved by the excitement and energy with which people from all walks of life across this country greeted my action in the Senate.

One person alone cannot accomplish much, but they must at least do what they can. So I held out my “Stop Harper” sign during the throne speech because I felt I had a responsibility to use my position to oppose a government whose values go against the majority of Canadians.

The thousands of positive comments shared online, the printing of “Stop Harper” buttons and stickers and lawn signs, and the many calls for further action convinced me that this is not merely a country of people dissatisfied with Prime Minister Stephen Harper’s vision for Canada.

It is a country of people burning with desire for change.741 words.
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  Cartoon by Signe Wilkinson, go.comics.com.  

The Daily Show with Jon Stewart puts

ratings boot to all TV right-wing ranters

The Raw Story
 
5 June 2011 NEW YORK — Comedy Central and The Daily Show both surged in the May Nielsen ratings, posting their best numbers yet.
 
The Daily Show dominated its time slot across all of television, cable and broadcast, and boasted a very impressive 19 percent increase to an average of 2.3 million viewers in May alone. 242 words.
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Water emerges as a potential weapon

in Qaddafi's arsenal against NATO attack

By Simba Russeau
Inter Press Service

CAIRO, May 27, 2011 Libya’s enormous aquatic reserves could potentially become a new weapon of choice if government forces opt to starve coastal cities that heavily rely on free flowing freshwater.

With only five percent of the country getting at least 100 millimetres of rainfall per year, Libya is one of the driest countries in the world.

In 1983, Libyan leader Muammar Qaddafi initiated a huge civil water works project known as the Great Man-Made River (GMMR) — a massive irrigation project that drew upon the underground basin reserves of the Kufra, Sirte, Morzuk, Hamada and the Nubian Sandstone Aquifer — to deliver more than five million cubic metres of water per day to cities along Libya’s coastal belt.

"The Colonel’s GMMR project was discounted when first unveiled as an uneconomic flight of fancy and a wasteful exploitation of un-renewable freshwater reserves," Middle East-based journalist Iason Athanasiadis told IPS. "But subsequently it was hailed as a masterful work of engineering, tapping into underground aquifers so vast that they could keep the 2007 rate of dispersal going for the next 1,000 years."950 words.
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When culture, power and sex collide

'One needs to be a cultural relativist to know when one is being hit upon'

By Linda Martin Alcoff
The New York Times
 
8 June 2011 — The recent events swirling about the ex-next-president of France, Dominique Strauss-Kahn, have revived old tropes about how culture affects sex, including sexual violence.
 
Before this scandal, many continued to believe that Americans are still infected by their Puritan past in matters sexuel, while the French are just chauds lapins: hot rabbits. The supposed difference consisted of not only a heightened sexual activity but an altered set of conventions about where to draw the line between benign sexual interaction and harassment.
 
The French, many believed, drew that line differently. 1,015 words.
 

Wisdom is a result of a happy marriage between intelligence and experience.
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Editor's Notes
 
True North Perspective
Vol. 6, No. 19 (278)
Friday, June 10, 2011
 

The fantasy of world domination is the stuff of disturbed adolescent minds of low intelligence and imagination. It is clearly the practice of those now in control of Washington, the U.S. military-industrial complex against which, it must be continually repeated, President Dwight D. Eisenhower warned Americans.

They are obsessed by a 19th century fantasy that the United States has a manifest destiny to rule the world. U.S. Defense Secretary Robert Gates, who is resigning, today warned NATO that it had to be more aggressive because the U.S. must turn it's military attention to the Pacific against the rising power of China.

This is a position taken by one who has more guns than brains. There is absolutely no evidence that China has military ambitions in either the Pacific, or anywhere else in the world. The record is clear that China advances its interests via the vehicles of diplomacy and trade. And for China trade includes building hospitals, bridges, roadways and railways.

The record is also clear that Washington pursues its dark dreams in the following pattern of behaviour. First it demonizes its intended victim with lies told with sufficient sophistication to convince gullible minds already filled with fear and prejudice, and then it launches a military operation. 726 words.

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Milestone mostly missed

Industry and environmentalists cooperate

to take the long view on forest management

By Alex Binkley
True North Perspective

Natural resource-based industries such as agriculture, fisheries and mining often have a rocky relationship with environmental critics. After collecting its share of bruises and bashings, the forestry sector is trying to change its status with a forest protection accord that recently celebrated its first anniversary.

The occasion got overlooked by most of the news media because it came as the new Harper cabinet was coming together. The Canadian Boreal Forest Agreement could have a major long term impact. It’s aimed at protecting the forest and the people who rely on it for their economic prosperity and traditional way of life. The goal is to conserve between 50 and 70% of the Boreal Forest under the tenure of 21 forest products companies.694 words.
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Mary Bryant . . . A life travelled

A tribute to Mary Bryant … March 3, 1919 - April 4, 2011

A keen, creative, original mind, a vibrant, tender soul. She will be missed. Carl Dow, Editor and Publisher, True North Perspective.

Mary was born March 3, 1919, on a central-Saskatchewan farm near Ardath. She attended a one-room school to grade 8 until the age of 11 but was unable to continue because of economic reasons — this was dust-bowl time in Saskatchewan. She studied at home and at 16 attended high school for 90 days, wrote all the final exams and passed with honours.  

With financial assistance from an older sister she enrolled in Normal School, graduated with a teaching certificate the following summer and in August 1936 started teaching in the first of a series of one-room schools. From 1942 to 1944 she taught at the Indian Residential School at Lac La Ronge, Saskatchewan, and from 1944 to 1948 at the Anglican Mission School at Aklavik, N.W.T. 530 words.
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Linda Lalonde fears Canada's capital city

may be leaning toward American-style of rule

By Linda Lalonde

1 June 2011 OTTAWA Canada — Please note that my comments here are my own and are not necessarily shared by other members of the Poverty Reduction Strategy (PRS) steering committee or the Ottawa Poverty Reduction Network (OPRN).

Yesterday, with a lot of sadness and several other emotions, I seconded a motion to disband the steering committee that had developed and was overseeing the implementation of the Ottawa municipal PRS. As many of you will know, this was a collaborative effort between the community and the city to work toward reducing, if not eliminating, poverty in the city alongside the provincial Strategy. 671 words.
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Bits and Bites of Everyday Life

Artists sharing their passion

“I sing to life, to its beauty, to each of its wounds and each of its caresses.”Andrea Bocelli

True North Perspective

Alberte Villeneuve-Sinclair is the author of The Neglected Garden and two French novels. Visit her website to learn more www.albertevilleneuve.ca.

20 May 2011 — To find your voice, dance to your own tune, to tap into your inner strength, share it and make a statement that matters, to have faith in one’s abilities… Each month, art lovers meet at the First Unitarian Congregation of Ottawa’s church on Cleary Avenue to share and discuss with artists from the worlds of literature, music and visual arts.
 
As you may recall, I was invited to Arts Night as the literary guest last February, along with Angela Verlaeckt Clark, a local sculptor and Lori Lynn Penny, a musician and teacher. Arts Night, which takes place at 7:30 p.m. on the last Friday of each month, eight months a year, offers a unique opportunity to discover local talents. Joycelyn Loeffelholz, who makes these wonderful events possible, opens each evening by inviting interested members of the audience to make a five-minute musical or literary presentation before the guest presentations. — 1,361 words.
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From the Desk of Carl Hall, Technology Editor
By Iain Marlow
The Globe and Mail
 
8 June 2011 — Upstart wireless company Globalive Wireless Management Corp. has won the right to compete with its bigger rivals, after a stunning court ruling upheld the federal government’s move to allow the foreign-backed company into the regulated sector.
 
Globalive’s executives were jubilant after the unanimous decision by the Federal Court of Appeal on Wednesday, convinced the ruling will dissuade rivals from taking their concerns about Globalive’s foreign financing to the Supreme Court of Canada.

The judges wrote that Globalive was a “a Canadian owned and controlled company” and upheld cabinet’s decision to allow it to operate. —  623 words.

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The Grand Lady of Campbellford

celebrates her personal centennial

 
Happy Birthday Myrtle May Johnston, 100 years
 
Myrtle May Johnston will be 100 on June 18, 2011. Here she takes time to smile for the camera. The birthday girl was born in Lucknow,  Bruce County, Ontario. After a busy life she decided to settle down at the age of 98. For the past two years she has been living in the quiet comfort at the Burnbrae Gardens residence in Campbellford, Ontario, 250 kilometres west of Ottawa. Ms. Johnston says keeping busy is the best recipe for a long life. — Photo by Ken Jeffries, East Central Ontario Editor for True North Perspective.
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Spirit Quest
By The Rev. Dr. Hanns F. Skoutajan
True North Perspective

20 May 2011 — Once upon a time there was no internet. There was no surfing the web, no instant communication by e-mail, no Facebook, Twitter and no Skype. Can you believe it?

We relied for our information on the radio and television and before that the newspaper. Some of us still do but in the knowledge that this is an expensive media, affordable only to large corporations. Broadcast studios and networks, printing presses and paper, to say nothing of editors, writers and reporters and all the infrastructure of publishing, are expensive indeed. Much of the cost is underwritten by advertising or as in the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation (radio), by government.

Long ago newspapers were abundant. Each village and town had a paper or two, if only to announce the next auction sale. I started my writing career as a reporter for a small town newspaper, covering anything and everything for 7 cents a column inch. At least covering baseball and hockey games got me in for free. Luckily I was still going to school and living with my parents. My most popularly read column was “Personals” where I reported “all the gossip fit to print.” 857 words.
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By Ellen Roseman
MoneyVille.ca
 
8 June 2011 — Jennifer Tarenta had a relaxing a winter vacation in the Dominican Republic. After she returned, she got a cellphone bill that nearly gave her a heart attack.
 
“A $750 heart attack, to be exact,” she says.
 
“It was a steep price to pay for not turning off the data roaming feature on my iPhone. I never checked email, browsed the web or did any other activity to merit such a high phone bill.”865 words.
 

Always worth repeating

'Give us the tools and we'll finish the job'

— Winston Churchill

Let's say that news throughout human time has been free. Take that time when Ugh Wayne went over to the cave of Mugh Payne with news that the chief of his group had broken a leg while chasing his laughing wife around the fire. That news was given freely and received as such with much knowing smiles and smirks to say nothing of grunts of approval or disapproval. — 688 words.


They used to call it a smoke break

but nobody smokes anymore

Dangerous men

The last weekend of May was taken to open up the cottage at Ray's Rock, north of Havelock, Ontario, about 250 kilometres west of Ottawa. This tradition of years includes hard work, hard drinking, hard talk, and a workingman's food. These men, all from Ontario, look dangerous as they pause for the camera but they're not armed and their hands are trained to eat, drink, and be merry. From left are Dave Dauphinee, London, Bill Thompson, Baltimore, Randy Ray and Bob LeVoir, Ottawa, Gord Looker, Port Sydney. — Photo By Ken Jeffries, East Central Ontario Editor, True North Perspective.

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From the Desk of Dennis Carr, Sustainability Editor

High-speed Euro train gets

green boost from two miles of solar panels

Tunnel on Paris-to-Amsterdam line topped with 16,000 solar panels to power Antwerp station and Belgian train network

By Damian Carrington
The Guardian
 
6 June 2011 — A two-mile-long Belgian rail tunnel, built to shelter trains from falling trees, will from Monday provide a double environmental benefit by hosting a unique solar power project.
 
The high-speed line running from Paris to Amsterdam passes Antwerp and a nearby ancient forest. To avoid the need to fell protected trees, a long tunnel was built over the line which has now been topped with 16,000 solar panels. The electricity produced is equivalent to that needed to power all the trains in Belgium for one day per year, and will also help power Antwerp station.320 words.

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Third Ways

(Not) California dreamin': Sunshine State shows efficiency is biggest low-carbon energy source by far

By Joe Romm
ThinkProgress.org

1 June 2011 — Energy efficiency is the most important climate solution for several reasons:

  1. It is by far the biggest resource.
  2. It is by far the cheapest, far cheaper than the current cost of unsustainable energy, so cheap that it helps pay for the other solutions.
  3. It is by far the fastest to deploy, without the transmission and siting issues that plague most other strategies.
  4. It is “renewable” — the efficiency potential never runs out.
This post focuses on #1 — the tremendous size of the resource, especially here in the United States, the Saudi Arabia of wasted energy.1,022 words.
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By Martin LaMonica
CNet.com

1 June 2011 — Beacon Power later this month expects to complete installation of a flywheel energy storage system on the grid, which the company says is the largest in the world.

The company said today it plans to host a ceremony for the 20-megawatt energy storage system in Stephentown, N.Y., where the flywheels supply short bursts of power to maintain a steady frequency over the grid. The storage system takes the place of natural gas plants, which grid operators ramp up and down to create an even match between electricity supply and demand.

The expected completion of the plant is a milestone for flywheel-based storage, which has been used for tests and smaller, 1-megawatt systems. Beacon Power's spinning flywheels, which are made of carbon fiber and levitated in a vacuum by magnets, absorb energy from the grid and discharge 1 megawatt for as much as 15 minutes.317 words.
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Haiti: Let Them Live on $3 a Day

U.S. Government fought hard

to 'protect' Haitian workers from wage increase

'Every time the minimum wage has been discussed, ADIH has cried wolf to scare the government against its passage: that raising minimum wage would mean the certain and immediate closure of industry in Haiti and the cause of a sudden loss of jobs. In every case, it was a lie.'

By Dan Coughlin and Kim Ives
The Nation

 

1 June 2011 — Contractors for Fruit of the Loom, Hanes and Levi’s worked in close concert with the US Embassy when they aggressively moved to block a minimum wage increase for Haitian assembly zone workers, the lowest-paid in the hemisphere, according to secret State Department cables.
 
The factory owners told the Haitian Parliament that they were willing to give workers a 9-cents-per-hour pay increase to 31 cents per hour to make T-shirts, bras and underwear for US clothing giants like Dockers and Nautica.
 
But the factory owners refused to pay 62 cents per hour, or $5 per day, as a measure unanimously passed by the Haitian Parliament in June 2009 would have mandated. And they had the vigorous backing of the US Agency for International Development and the US Embassy when they took that stand.
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Money and Markets

Some will starve you with a six-gun

some with a ball-point pen

Banks and politicians have turned food into a betting game

The result is soaring prices and starving children

 
By Aditya Chakrabortty
The Guardian
 
7 June 2011 — The best kind of argument is one where you already know you're right, which must be what draws in so many people to the row over record food prices. What other issue allows the techno-nuts to bang on about the need for GM crops, the population drones to point out for the nine-billionth time the growing number of mouths to feed in the world, or my comrades on the left to have another go at big bad agribusiness – all at the same time?
 
Some of these points are worth airing; the surging cost of bread or beef around the world is unlikely to have just one cause. But the overriding feature of this debate is how few of the participants feel the need to do any more than dust off their hobby horses.
 
Meanwhile, at the risk of sounding crass, around a billion people – one in seven of the world's population – go to bed hungry every night.955 words.
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Science
 
 
By Phil Plait
Discover Magazine
 
 
7 June 2011, SOL — Early this morning, the Sun erupted with an explosion I can only describe as ginormous. We’re in no danger from it, but the size and scope of this thing are simply spectacular. Here’s a video I put together of the event using Helioviewer, a public-domain solar viewer (at right).
 
What you’re seeing here is a solar flare (an enormous explosion of pent-up magnetic energy) coupled with a prominence (a physical eruption of gas from the surface). This event blasted something like a billion tons of material away from the Sun. Note the size of it, too: while it started from a small region on the Sun’s surface, it quickly expanded into a plume easily as big as the Sun itself! I’d estimate its size at well over a million kilometers across. It looks like most of the material fell back down to the Sun’s surface; that’s common, though sometimes such an event manages to blast the material completely away into space. 525 words.
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in Cuba 'the land of giants' for talks

By Juan Reardon
Venezuelanalysis.com
 
9 June 2011 MERIDA Venzuela — On Wednesday Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez and senior members of his cabinet arrived in Havana, Cuba, on the final leg of their three-nation tour aimed at consolidating Latin American integration efforts.
 
After visiting Brazil and Ecuador, representatives of the Venezuelan government met with their Cuban counterparts to discuss the advance of bi-national cooperation efforts. 825 words.
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And now for something completely different

'Former U.S. ambassador to OAS is one

of Evo Morales' network of secret boyfriends'

By Belén Fernandez
Pulse – venezuelanalysis.com
 
6 JUNE 2011 CARACAS Venezuela — For those who may not be aware, Roger Noriega is the head of an Al Qaeda cell in Washington, D.C., and moonlights as the subcommander of the 17th front of the FARC. A member of Evo Morales’ network of secret boyfriends, Noriega orchestrated the 2004 school siege in Beslan and was once sighted at the helm of a Somali pirate ship. Obviously, he is also simultaneously the cousin and brother of former Panamanian dictator and drug trafficker extraordinaire Manuel Noriega. 843 words.
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Book Review

All the Lives He Led, by Frederik Pohl

Review by Geoffrey Dow
Managing Editor, True North Perspective
Originally published at Edifice Rex Online
 

28 May 2011 — You might not know it, but a monster lurks beneath Yellowstone National Park. It has been asleep for about 640,000 years, but some scientists believe it is overdue to awaken. The last time the Yellowstone Supervolcano was fully-roused, it blew about 1,000 square kilometres of rock and dust high into the air.
It "probably" won't erupt again for some thousands of years, but that it will erupt sooner or later is certain. And when it does the consequences will dwarf those of any volcano since the dawn of human history.
 
Welcome to the year 2079, some 17 years after that volcano erupted and changed everything. North America was covered with ash and the world came within a hair's breadth of slipping into another ice age. Welcome too, to 91 year-old Frederik Pohl's most recent novel.1,243 words.
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Ria Novosti
 
2 June 2011, MOSCOW — Russian President Dmitry Medvedev has proposed setting up a new flexible copyright scheme on the Runet, as the Russian-language part of the internet is known.
 
In a statement released on the Kremlin's website on Thursday, Medvedev instructed the country's communications ministry to draw up amendments "aimed at allowing authors to let an unlimited number of people use their content on the basis of free licensing."
 
The proposed copyright system is on a par with the initiative launched by Creative Commons, a San Francisco-based non-profit organization that has created copyright licenses that allow owners to share their content for free with certain restrictions.238 words.
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The Moscow Times

01 June 2011 MOSCOW — For the first time ever, ordinary Russians can now see documents that appear to confirm long-standing rumors that Vladimir Lenin had Jewish heritage.

In a country long plagued by anti-Semitism, such heritage can be a significant taint, especially for the founder of the Soviet Union who is still revered by many elderly Russians.

Among dozens of newly released documents on display at the State Historical Museum is a letter written by Lenin's eldest sister, Anna Ulyanova, (to Stalin) saying their maternal grandfather was a Ukrainian Jew who converted to Christianity to escape the Pale of Settlement and gain access to higher education. 723 words.


 
The Old Man's Last Sauna
 
A collection of short stories by Carl Dow

An eclectic collection of short stories that will stir your sense of humour, warm your heart, outrage your sense of justice, and chill your extra sensory faculties in the spirit of Stephen King. The final short story, the collection's namesake, The Old Man's Last Sauna is a ground-breaking love story.

The series begins with Deo Volente (God Willing). Followed by The Quintessence of Mr. FlynnSharing LiesFlying HighThe Richest Bitch in the Country or Ginny I Hardly Knows YaOne Lift Too ManyThe Model A Ford, the out-of-body chiller, Room For One Only and O Ernie! ... What Have They Done To You! The series closes with the collection's namesake, The Old Man's Last Saunaa groundbreaking love story. All stories may also be found in the True North Perspective Archives.


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Patti Davis, Naked at 58

 

 
 

Patti Davis, Naked at 58

 

 
 

Patti Davis, Naked at 58

 

 
 

Patti Davis, Naked at 58