Monday, April 17, 2017

17 April - My Feedly! 2 of 2


Non-Violent Logic
Here's a video of women in India beating up a couple of rapists: ... Strange how you can access some videos on YouTube but not via the "blogger" video upload system. Oh well. Basically, I've seen a few videos of different instances where a large group of Indian women have one or two men, caught in the act of attempted rape, and are beating the men with sticks and any other objects that came to ha
George W. Bush & Rob Ford
Recently, there's been efforts to rehabilitate the war criminal (and moron) George W. Bush. Supposedly he respected the news media (when he wasn't lying to them about WMDs) and he isn't as obnoxious as Donald J. Trump. Yes, and for this thin gruel we forgive him his criminal war of aggression against Iraq; his vicious racism, his corruption. This lazy, stupid, ignorant man is now an "elder states


My formal complaint against Christy Clark being filed with Elections BC and BC,s Conflict of Interest Commissioner Paul Fraser
Mr. Fraser.....I am filing a preemptive conflict of interest complaint against premier Christy Clark. In 2015 Christy Clark and the BC Government appointed Brad Bennett to the position of Chair of BC Hydro...The term is for three years and runs into 2018. _______________ Premier Christy Clark today announced the appointment of Brad Bennett to th
Christy Clark's LNG Sham Turns To Pixie Dust--2017 B.C. Election Edition
Written by Grant G It's time for a B.C. LNG update...what's going on with LNG in British Columbia....The answer is nothing but meaningless staged photo-ops and gobbly goop press releases churned out by Christy Clark's 220 member gang of public affairs propagandists...Christy Clark is still trying to sell a promise of untold riches deriving from technologies of the past....The riches from LNG will
No More Bridge Tolls....John Horgan's Election Winner Explained
John Horgan with a stroke of brilliance....The removal of the BC Liberal's unfair bridge tolling debacle.. First off...The Port Mann bridge and Golden Ears bridge have both been losing $millions of dollars every year....Treo, and TI are losing money and will require government bailouts...FACT _____________ The Port Mann Bridge continues to lose money faster than originally projected but the gover


Resistance Or A Permanent State Of Insurrection:
I have long wanted to have this debate... so on my part, here is the opening salvo. Comments are welcome: In Chicano Manifesto (1971), Armando Rendon made the radical claim that the United States and Mexico were technically still in a state of war (1846-1848) because the 1848 Treaty of Guadalupe-Hidalgo was violated prior to even its signing, and that therefore, a state of war continues to this d
Do All Lives Matter? inShare Email
by Roberto Rodriguez April 10, 2017 The question at the Cesar Chavez lecture at a packed auditorium at Sierra College was, do all lives matter? It was a great forum and a great dialogue, but in a sense, it was the wrong question. The reason is that each time the answer will invariably mischaracterize, misdirect, or at best, deflect. In case there is any doubt regarding this answer, one only need
Beware of Poisoned Orange Tree
by Roberto Rodriguez The White House appears to be an ethics-free-zone. And it appears to be intentional. The reason there are few ethical guidelines designed specifically for presidents is because it has always been assumed that the person at the helm of the most powerful nation on Earth would have little incentive to abuse the office of the presidency of the United States of America, precisely
Re-indigenization is Underway
by Roberto Rodriguez Fleshing the Spirit: Spirituality and Activism in Chicana, Latina and Indigenous Women’s Lives is a book that I regularly teach. As I was going through my students’ papers this past week, I came to the realization that something radical is happening within these communities alluded to in this book. It is a process referred to as re-indigenization. This is a huge development,
What Does It Mean To Be An American? = Wrong Question.
by Roberto Rodriguez It appears that an all-points bulletin has been issued in search of this nation’s soul. It is no secret that the current administration’s policies, including its budget priorities, have triggered a profound questioning of this nation’s beliefs and ethos. In effect, it is war, over people. This is not metaphorical, but actual choices being made by the current administration: t


A Look Back In Time
While the main purpose of last month's trip to Lethbridge was for birding, I couldn't resist taking in a little history as well. Below is Fort Whoop-Up, or least a close replica of the original, which was actually constructed about 6 km to the south in 1869. This replica was created in 1967 in Indian Battle Park to mark Canada's centenary. It was the elicit whiskey trade which prompted the federa
Icy Trails
As the weather warms I find it increasingly difficult to stay inside. Yes, I wanted to do a little birding but I had no real destination in mind. For the most part, I just wanted to stretch my legs and enjoy some sun. I more or less randomly ended up over by the Birchwood Trails. Trail conditions were much different since the last time I had been here. Back in February, while there were icy patch
Over The River
I was up early on my first full day in Lethbridge in order to take advantage of the warm weather and fit in a full day of bird watching. It took a bit longer than expected as I had to fight my way through a huge line at a Tim Horton's for coffee (one does not simply get up at the crack of dawn on days off without coffee) but it was still only about 8:30am by the time I reached the river and other
I spent a few days down in Lethbridge during my last set of days off but didn't get around to posting about it until now. I also took a ton of photos, so narrowing them down for a post was another reason I'm so late in posting this. My decision to go was a little last minute which is a bit out of character for me but with the weather slowly warming and wanting to get a jump on some bird-watching


Happy Easter - Roman Empire Jesus - Egyptian Old Testament Moses
the following video explores the Flavian Christ AD 72 i.e. just after the crushing of the Jewish Rebellion in Jerusalem. Key to the story, and missing from the following video, "Who was it whom Titus Flavius Josephus, 1st century Roman chronicler born Joseph ben Matityahu, had taken down from the crucifixion cross post-rebellion?" could it really have been King Izas Manu of Edessa? Vatican, open
Electric Universe - The Big Gravity Problem - dinosaurs too heavy for today's gravity value
...well, that's torn it. Electric Universe proponents have finally come out and made it public, "Dinosaur muscles and dinosaur bones, and cartilege and sinew, can not support the immense weight of these ancient giants in today's gravity," this means that (maybe more recently than we care to admit now) dinosaurs lived on a version of Earth that had a much lower gravity value. EU's evidence suggest
Gordon Keirle-Smith - Genesis Antarctica - The Secret Origins of Humanity
In 1974-5, artist and copywriter Gordon Keirle-Smith wrote a treatment for a trinity of novels called Genesis Antarctica: The Secret Origins of Humanity and submitted it (unsuccessfully) to a publisher. In 1962 a cache of ancient urns was discovered in Antarctica dating back tens of thousands of years. They contained writings proving our ancestral myths and lore are actually rooted in the history
Ridley Scott - Covenant poster - Aliens vs Engineers
"You want aliens, I'll give you aliens," that's what Ridley Scott said in response to the dirth of alien material in his so-called prequel to his classic Alien (1979). And boy has he given us aliens (vs engineers) in this new Alien Covenant poster from Fox.
Pen art - Helena Hauss - Paris, France
yes, there are more-photorealist ball point pen artists out there, I've seen a lot of them, but this one really caught my attention. witness the AMAZING penmanship of biro artist Helena Hauss from Paris, France. I mean, just stunning work.
Scarlett Johannsen - Ghost in the Shell - first five minutes clip
MovieLad crop'd I'm not sure if this is chronologically the 'first five minutes' of the new live-action Scar-Jo vehicle i.e. Ghost in the Shell, but I still want to see this movie for myself ... I want to make up my own mind about a celluloid/digital creation or re-creation/re-imagining of a classic slice of Manga-land ... and not listen to a load of politically-motivated whitewash-naysayers just


St. Petersburg Metro Explosion: Why False Flag Terror Attacks Accelerate?
St Petersburg Metro Explosion! At least 14 people were killed and dozens injured in a suspected suicide explosion on Monday (April 3, 2017) in a crowded metro train on the St Petersburg subway system. Following the blast, a second explosive device was found and defused at another station. Russian Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev described the … St. Petersburg Metro Explosion: Why False Flag Terror
The Case of WMDs: Who Used Chemical Weapons in Syria?
Suddenly tension has intensified between Russia and the US with the order of the American President Donald Trump, when in the early hours of April 7, this year, using the pretext of chemical weapons attacks and blaming the Assad regime, the US warships fired 60 cruise missiles at the Shayrat Airfield controlled by the Syrian … The Case of WMDs: Who Used Chemical Weapons in Syria? is a post from N
Who is Behind Pak-Afghan Durand Line Issue?
Although Druand Line is internationally recognized border between Pakistan and Afghanistan, yet some foreign powers which are also in connivance with the Afghan rulers are manipulating it to obtain their selfish interests. From time to time, controversy arises between Afghanistan and Pakistan when Afghan officials refused to recognize the Durand Line which is the 2640 … Who is Behind Pak-Afghan D
Kashmir: The Enemies within the Islamic Countries
Since the martyrdom of the Kashmiri leaders Burhan Wani by the Indian securit forces on July 8, 2016, a new wave of brutalities have begin in Indian Held Kashmir (IHK). Despite intermittent curfews and brutal tactics of Indian police and other security forces, demonstrations have continued. To suppress the protestors, Indian Forces started playing havoc … Kashmir: The Enemies within the Islamic C
Distortion of History: BSNs Observe Black Day
In order to pollute the minds of the patriot people of the Baluchistan province against the federation of Pakistan, every year Baloch Sub Nationalists (BSNs) observe March 27 as a black day on alleged annexation of Kallat state with Pakistan in 1948. During this very day, shutter down strikes in small and far-flung areas of … Distortion of History: BSNs Observe Black Day is a post from News Cente
Analysis: London Attacks, The Epicenter of Terrorism Detected
At least five people were killed and approximately 40 were injured, including policemen in simultaneous terror attacks in London on Wednesday (March 22, 2017). According to the BBC, “The attacker, whose identity police believe they know, stabbed the unarmed officer before being shot dead. After the car crashed into the railings of the Houses of … Analysis: London Attacks, The Epicenter of Terrori


Rob Schneider Speaks Out Against Vaccines
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NBC News Crew Threatened with Arrest for Filming National Park
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This Dad Gives His Sick Son Marijuana Extract The Results… Mind blowing!
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On "Global Warming: Science or Dogma?"
I have submitted the following comment to an article, "Global Warming: Science or Dogma" on the American Thinker site, in response to other comments there which hew to the dogma that there is a CO2 (carbon dioxide) greenhouse effect in the atmosphere: Those scientists who think they are experts in talking about CO2 absorption of radiation from the planetary surface are over-educated and mis-educa
The Science Is Not Just Not Settled; It Is False
The American Thinker site has an article, "The Science Is Settled, So Shut Up", referring to the climate alarmism on the political Left, and its tyrannous consequences, but also bringing in other political debates over science. My response: False dogma is generally ascendant over true reason now. That is why we see evolution and sexual orientation aguments intruding into the debate over climate s


An Academic Woman’s Rant of the Week: Service Discrepancies
There’s a new article today on Inside Higher Ed that talks about recent research in the journal Research in Higher Education on discrepancies in faculty service loads. Not surprisingly, the article finds that “women faculty perform significantly more service than men.” I think this is known; it’s why a lot of women are counseled to just say “no” whenever possible . As the article states, women ar
What the EPA budget cuts mean for North American environmental politics
The negative impact of President Trump’s recent actions to de-fund many Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) programs goes beyond withdrawing support from climate adaptation and mitigation initiatives, and rollbacks on environmental regulations. These budget cuts will potentially hinder the cumulative (and positive) work that the Commission for Environmental Cooperation of North America (CEC) ha
Why IR needs the environment and the environment needs IR
This is a guest post from Jessica F. Green and Thomas N. Hale. Green is Assistant Professor of Environmental Studies at New York University. She can be reached at . Hale is Associate Professor of Public Policy at the Blavatnik School of Government, Oxford University. He can be reached at . The state of the global environment is terrible—and deteriora
Making the Real: The Interplay of Reasons, Rhetoric, Evidence, and Action
This guest post is by Joseph O’Mahoney , currently a Stanton Fellow at MIT and an Assistant Professor in Seton Hall’s School of Diplomacy and International Relations. In the US, support for President Donald Trump’s executive order, which restricts travel to the US by citizens of seven Muslim majority countries, has been mixed . Perhaps surprisingly, the Islamic State or ISIS is wildly in favor of
Why Trump Won’t Write the Next American National Security Narrative — But Why You Should Still Be Very Worried
This is a guest post from Ronald R. Krebs , who is the Beverly and Richard Fink Professor in the Liberal Arts and Professor of Political Science at the University of Minnesota. His most recent book is Narrative and the Making of US National Security . At times, in recent years, it has seemed that Republicans and Democrats occupied different narrative universes with respect to national security. R
The Trump Syllabus: Duck Input Needed!
Even though ISA provided some much-needed group therapy, in the end we still need to grapple with and teach about #45. I was inspired by some ideas in syllabi 1 , 2 , and 3 , but I also needed some background information and topics that are geared towards a non-American audience. On top of it, I left the theme of one session open for the students to decide on. So below is roughly what my students


A Proposed Regulation
The story about United dragging a passenger off an overbooked plane highlights how crazy the current system is. I would not go so far as to say that airlines should never overbook, but it seems that when they overbook, they should fully bear the consequences. They should be required to keep raising the offered compensation until they get volunteers to give up their seats. If $800 does not work, th
Is something wrong with macro?
A thought-provoking essay by Ricardo Reis .
How Not to Promote Education
Today's column by David Brooks is excellent .
The Rich Aren't Getting Richer
This paper by Fatih Guvenen and Greg Kaplan is worth a read by anyone interested in inequality trends. An important excerpt: Since 2000, different measures of top income inequality have exhibited very different trends. Top income shares based on measures of total income show a continued rise, whereas top income shares based on wage and salary income show no increase in inequality post-2000. The m
The Myth of Stagnant Income
This paper by Bruce Sacerdote is worth noting: Despite the large increase in U.S. income inequality, consumption for families at the 25th and 50th percentiles of income has grown steadily over the time period 1960-2015. The number of cars per household with below median income has doubled since 1980 and the number of bedrooms per household has grown 10 percent despite decreases in household size.
My Conversation with Bill Kristol
Here . It is a bit over an hour.


What is WIPO?


To all the dogs I've loved
I can’t imagine what the dogs that run into Paul and I must think of us these days, trailing what must be bits of the scent of a dozen or more dogs on us at this point. Our itinerant way of life this past year has brought us many animal companions for periods of intimate living, and I’m sure it doesn’t all come out in the wash. It’s been quite the animal-companion year since returning to the Isla


Paradise Lost: The Rise and Fall of Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi by Tam Hussein
By @tamhussein I entered Najiyeh, a small town of no consequence, without their permission . The town claimed to be an ISIS principality. The claim seemed ridiculous but as we drove in to the town it seemed less so. They had fixed the prices, the markets were bustling, even the gold shops were open. It was a stark contrast to what I had heard about their ‘state’. I understood why the people accep
Katibat Dir’ al-Watan: New Sub-Unit of the Fifth Legion
By Aymenn Jawad Al-Tamimi Emblem of Katibat Dir’ al-Watan. On top: Dir’ al-Watan. On bottom: “The Special Force.” Note the Russian and Syrian flags in the emblem’s centre. Note also the cedar of Lebanon on the bottom of the emblem. When the Fifth Legion (V Corps) was announced in November 2016, it was debatable how far this new formation would emerge as a real fighting force. Indeed, recruitment
Russia’s Escalation in Syria: Making It Tougher to Fight ISIS? – By Nicholas A. Heras
Russia’s Escalation in Syria: Making It Tougher to Fight ISIS? By Nicholas A. Heras – Bacevich Fellow, Center for a New American Security @ NicholasAHeras For Syria Comment: April 8, 2017 On Thursday, the Trump administration decided to fire 59 cruise missiles from U.S. naval vessels in the Mediterranean at the Al-Shayrat airbase, an important Syrian military airbase in central-western Syria. Pre
Revenge Being Meted Out on ISIS linked Sunni Tribes of Iraq – FrontLine “Iraq Uncovered”
This Front Line documentary — “ Iraq Uncovered ‘ — on Iraqi Sunni tribes & the revenge that is being meted out on them by Shia militias that follow behind US and Iraqi regular military is a cautionary tail for Syria. The same thing is likely to take place in Syria at the hands of both the YPG (Kurds) and Syrian Arab Army. For all that the US claims to be trying to contain Iran, it is clear that t
Century Foundation Roundtable on Syria
by Aron Lund A lot of Syria writing tends to be focused on current events, veering toward the very small, the very recent, and the very local. We’re all breathlessly racing to keep up with the latest developments in a stunningly complicated conflict, and only rarely do journalists and researchers get a chance to step back and look at the bigger picture. Instead, we find ourselves debating questio


Mexico: An Alleged UFO Recorded over Morelia
Source: PLANETA UFO and Date: 04.03.2017 Mexico: An Alleged UFO Recorded over Morelia [ NOTE: This object has been explained as drone. ] Morelia, Michoacán ( - The strange, circular black object was seen on March 27. According to the user who captured the images, this odd black object with a circular configuration was seen this past March 27. "Iwill driving ne


New Bills In Florida That Will Impact #Employees If Passed
The Florida legislature is in session through May. They may or may not pass some legislation that will affect employees and employment law. Be afraid. Be very afraid. Here are some of the bills to watch: SB 160 - Minimum Wage : Revising the formula for the adjusted state minimum wage, etc. See HB 945. This is an attempt to slowly bring Florida's minimum wage up to a living wage by adjusting an ex
Climate Change Denial To Be New Protected #Emplaw Category?
Yes, I've been absent for a bit. I was caught up in an arbitration (results unknown at this point) so had a good excuse. Anyhow, I saw this tidbit and had to share it. A Maine lawmaker has proposed a bill that would make an employee's opinions about climate change a legally protected category. To his credit (or maybe he just didn't think it through), although the stated purpose of the bill is to p
Trump Says It's Okay For Federal Contractors To Break Employment Laws
Another week, another prediction sadly fulfilled. On December 2, I did a list of executive orders protecting employees of federal contractors that I predicted would be rescinded under Trump. A very important one just bit the dust. The Fair Pay and Safe Workplaces Rule provided two important protections for employees that are now gone: Blacklisting for employment/labor law violations : Anyone apply


Monsanto collusion on glyphosate & cancer
Last week, we learned that an official at the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) helped Monsanto block additional review of glyphosate’s link to cancer. News also broke that Monsanto employees helped ghostwrite scientific papers related to the herbicide’s impact on human health. How do we know this? A federal judge in San Francisco unsealed documents revealing that Jess Rowland — the EPA offic
Pruitt's EPA ignores science, bows to Dow
On Wednesday, Scott Pruitt signed his first official action as administrator of the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). The New York Times headline captures it well: "EPA Chief, Rejecting Agency's Science, Chooses Not to Ban Insecticide." Well, then. Let's break this down. First, the insecticide in question is chlorpyrifos , a widely used neurotoxic chemical that study after study has shown is
UN busts "pesticides feed the world" myth
Are pesticides needed to feed the world? Not so much, according to a recent report by Dr. Hilal Elver, the UN Special Rapporteur on the Right to Food. Elver’s report provides yet more evidence debunking the “we feed the world” narrative that the pesticide/biotech industry giants have been aggressively promoting for decades. The reality, as Elver notes, is quite different: Reliance on hazardous pe
The Perfect, the Good & the EPA
Right now, the very existence of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is being challenged by the people who are in charge of it, and by legislators who see it as a job-killing nuisance. Instead of tearing it down, let's focus on its mission — protecting our health and the natural environment — and make sure that it's helping those who need it most. The founding purpose In 1970, various
Ask a farmer
Farmers vs. environmentalists. It’s a common narrative that rears its head again and again in news, opinion and analysis, most recently in this piece by Dan Charles for National Public Radio (NPR). The title reads, "Farmers Fight Environmental Regulations." The imposed conflict is right there in the title. As a small farmer from Iowa, I’m standing up alongside my fellow food-growers, livestock-ra
Pesticide drift works overtime
California officials are close to finalizing new policies that could result in some of the strongest rules on pesticide use near schools. But will they fall short? Until April 4, California’s Department of Pesticide Regulation (DPR) is accepting public comment on a proposal to limit the use of the most hazardous pesticides near schools — but thanks to loopholes, this proposal doesn't offer nearly


Postmedia hits the wall
Last week's quarterly report from Postmedia was predictably grim. Canada's largest newspaper company reported revenues had fallen 13.4 per cent from a year earlier. Plunging revenues have been a hallmark of Postmedia's six-year existence. The corporation has slashed costs, but not enough to keep up with revenue losses. Postmedia took in $181 million in the quarter, $28 million less than the previo
Which Christy Clark response on the health firings is to be believed?
“I did ask a lot of questions at the time. The assurances that we all received was that these were absolutely justified and the right thing to do.” - Premier Christy Clark, responding Friday to reporters' questions on the health firings. "Premier Clark did not recall ever being briefed about the decision to terminate the employees." - Ombudsperson Jay Chalke on Clark's evidence, under oath, taken


"This is reality, whether you like it or not."
The title is from Willa Cather, at Orange Crate Art . It reminds me... I worked for a time with a bunch of foreigners, Czechs from Czechoslovakia, from before the days of the Czech Republic. There were minor problems with the language. The boss and his number one man didn't get along at all. Number one never liked anything the boss thought we should do. One time the boss said we should do so-and-s
Maybe a comma after "literally" would help
Some years back, in The Atlantic : But the federal government stuck to its guns, literally suppressing an armed anti-tax uprising in western Pennsylvania in 1794, known as the Whiskey Rebellion. That sentence would have been so much better if the word "literally" applied to the imagery of sticking to guns, rather than to the fact of suppressing a rebellion.


How wrong is IBD on California? Let us count the ways
Investor's Business Daily has a hit piece out on California, as you can tell from the headline, "Taxifornia does it again." Here's the first paragraph of the editorial*, to give you a good flavor of it: California's far-left government has done it again. Not realizing its real problems are excessive spending on misplaced priorities, excessive taxes, too much debt and a far-too generous welfare st
U.S. Has Worst Wealth Inequality of Any Rich Nation, and It's Not Even Close
I've discussed the Credit Suisse Global Wealth Reports before, an excellent source of data for both wealth and wealth inequality. The most recent edition , from November 2016, shows the United States getting wealthier, but steadily more unequal in wealth per adult and dropping from 25th to 27th in median wealth per adult since 2014. Moreover, on a global scale, it reports that the top 1% of wealth
Tax Justice Network Taxcast, March 2017: Brexit and Tax Havens; Losses to Tax Avoidance
Will Brexit harm the City of London's tax haven? With weak regulation, money laundering, and satellites like BVI, Cayman Islands, and Jersey, everyone knows it's already a tax haven. The UK is threatening to be more of a tax haven if they don't get their way on other issues in the Brexit negotiations, but the EU will be vigilant on this issue, in John Christensen's opinion. He notes that the Gener


The US Missiles Attack on Syria
The US missiles attack on al shuirat Syrian military base was in retaliation to the Syrian government air attack on khan shaikhoun. It is said that the Syrian government used poison gas which led to the killing of more than 100 innocents Syrians, many were children. Both Russia and the Syrian governments condemned the US air attack stating that it was in violation of the UN Charter and internatio
President El Sessi Made History
President El Sessi official visit to the US reflects president Trump new political foreign strategy towards the Middle East, which was ignored by president Obama. President Trump warm reception of El Sessi was more than one expected from the usual political protocol. There are reasons for such warm welcome. Fist, president Trump objective is to bring a solution to the Palestinian-Israeli conflict
The Chicken Came Home to Roost
Yesterday, March22, 2017, a terrorist attack occurred in front of the British Parliament. A vehicle and knife attack let to the injury of 40 people. A policeman and the terrorist were killed. I used to above title because of Tony Blair, an ex-prime minister and president George W. Bush. They ordered the invasion of Iraq without any justification. This unjust war let to the killing of more than on


Damages for bad faith in terminating a partnership
Tim Ludwig Professional Corporation v. BDO Canada LLP, 2017 ONCA 292: [68] Keays holds that, because employers have an implied contractual obligation of good faith in the manner of dismissal, damages for bad faith in the manner of dismissal are within the contemplation of the parties when they enter into the contract. Given the duty of utmost good faith owed between partners, confirmed in Rochwer
Medical Malpractice
Incompetent treatment by medical practitioners is quite rare. That's why, when it does happen, incompetent medical care is a big news story. It's a bit like the example of how safe airplanes are – a plane crash is so unusual that it gets front page coverage. All that said, sometimes errors are made and incompetent medical care is given. What does the law say about compensation for such mistakes? P
Expert Evidence Voir Dire Primer
A trial judge must determine on a voir dire whether the individual is qualified as an expert, and if so, what the "nature and scope of the proposed expert evidence" will be. The qualification process is one of delineating the boundaries of the evidence and the language used. The judge cannot permit the expert to give an opinion on common matters or matters that the expert has no special skills, kn
Deposits and Unconscionabilty
Redstone Enterprises Ltd. v. Simple Technology Inc., 2017 ONCA 282: [19] Deposits are commonplace in the operation of the market, especially for larger assets such as residential and commercial real estate. Their purpose was explored at learned length by Newbury J.A. speaking for a five-person panel in Tang v. Zhang , 2013 BCCA 52, 359 D.L.R. (4th) 104. At issue in the case was the forfeiture of


How to Do Hogs for the Cause Like a Boss Hog ~GONOLA
How to Do Hogs for the Cause Like a Boss Hog ~GONOLA


Mosul Campaign Day 181-182, Apr 15-16, 2017
The Golden Division was said to be finally assaulting the Old City, but that claimw as unclear. The unit was fighting in the Tanak neighborhood, which was declared freed on April 13, and in Thawra . There was also a report that the unit was pushing on the Fifth Bridge across the Tigris. The problem with that is the Golden Division is in the center and west of Mosul, and the Fifth Bridge is all th
Musings On Iraq In The News
Mosul Campaign Day 179, Apr 13, 2017
Dots represent destroyed sites in Mosul observed by the UN. Different colors represent different types of structures such as red for commercial, yellow for housing. (UN Human Settlements Program) The big news of the day on the military front was that the 9 th Division and Hashd almost reached west Mosul. They took five towns just on the outskirts of the city. These forces have been caught up clea
Mosul Campaign Day 178, Apr 12, 2017
The Golden Division remains the most active unit in west Mosul. They were still fighting in Abar and Tank in the center of the front. The police restarted their assault upon the Old City and received reinforcements from the Interior Ministry. The attack on the Old City stalled several weeks ago leading to a change in strategy with the Golden Division pushing up the middle to try to surround the d
Mosul campaign Day 166-167 March 31-April 1, 2017
The Federal Police and Rapid Reaction Division are holding down Islamic State forces in the Old City along the Tigris River while the Golden Division are moving up its flank and advancing in the west fighting in areas such as Yarmouk (Medecins Sans Frontieres) Federal Police fighting in the Old City district of west Mosul (Reuters) For the first time the Islamic State was able to seize some terri


Easter Candy Jars
Are you looking for a fun and fast gift to give this Easter Sunday? These little jars are so cute and the perfect hostess gift or for any loved one. Who wouldn't love getting a jar full of candy? You will need: canning jars small figures or Easter eggs hot glue spray paint in fun Easter colors amazing Easter candy, my personal favorite here Easter eggs are the easiest jar toppers to get your hand
DIY Sonic Screwdriver Pens
For years I have been turning everything I can get my hands on into Sonic Screwdriver or Harry Potter wands, chopsticks, crochet hooks, brushes. You name it, it has gotten the geek treatment. These Sonic Screwdriver Pens are one of my favorites. They are easy to make and the last forever. I have one I have been writing with for at least four years now. I have gifted them to Whovian friends and co
Copycat Mickey Mouse Beignets
If you love Disney as much as we do, then you have probably had a Mickey Mouse Beignet. These delicious treats from New Orleans Square in Disneyland are a family favorite and one that we have made at home for years. Here is our fun and easy recipe that will take you back to the Happiest Place on Earth! You will need: 1.5 cups lukewarm water 1/2 C. sugar 1 envelop yeast 2 eggs, beaten slightly 1 1
Chillin' With My Peeps Shirt and how to use Cricut Design Space
My kids love holiday themed shirts. Each year they beg me to make them a fun shirt for each upcoming holiday. With Easter just around the corner, we made these cute and glittery Peeps shirts. I absolutely love how they turned out and they are so easy to make. I pulled both shirts together in less than 20 minutes. How's that for fast? Are you new to Cricut Design Space? No worries! I walked you th
8 Amazing Mother's Day Gifts for Avid Readers
What do you buy for an avid reader? An obvious answer would be a book. But what if you want to think outside of the box? Uncommon Goods is the perfect place to find the perfect gift. This incredible site brings artisan gifts to you. Every thing on this this list comes from Uncommon Goods and this list contains everything from wearables to decor that bibliophile's are bound to love! Banned Book So
Dragonwatch Blog Tour
Fablehaven fans rejoice! Your favorite characters are back! Dragonwatch features Kendra, Seth and many more in this long hoped for sequel series. In the long-awaited sequel to Fablehaven, the dragons who have been kept at the dragon sanctuaries no longer consider them safe havens, but prisons and they want their freedom. The dragons are no longer our allies.... In the hidden dragon sanctuary of W


Sebastian Gorka – a Brit telling America from the White House, what we should do!
A new voice broke out over America in the past week, and is now the man telling America over the airwaves about what “we” need […]
The Bigger Picture
Well the Sunday talk shows were abuzz with “news,” mostly about Syria and the Trump decision to strike at a Syrian air base. There has […]
Americans leaders need to be moral, ethical says the new Chancellor of the University of Texas
On Sunday, April 9th, Admiral William McRaven, U.S.N., Retired, and the new Chancellor of the University of Texas told Chris Williams that he wanted to […]
Growing American Servitude
I just finished a novel about the underground railroad, set in the early 1800s, involving several southern and border states. It is a work of […]
Russia best re-think
Opportunities disappear very quickly. The Trump Presidency offered an opportunity for much change in the world alignment. While President Obama had scrambled US policy in […]
What do we know about the Syrian attack?
Satellites, 70 plus years of conflict in the Middle East, an alliance with Israel and one of the best intelligence organizations in the world, and […]


He Doesn't Believe Government Should Do That
Donald Trump has promised to bring back coal mining and manufacturing jobs. But a lot more jobs have been lost in the service sector. Consider what has happened in retailing. Paul Krugman writes : Even as Mr. Trump was boasting about saving a few hundred jobs in manufacturing here and there, Macy’s announced plans to close 68 stores and lay off 10,000 workers. Sears , another iconic institution,
They Can't Go Home Again
Andrew Nikiforuk believes that Donald Trump is a symptom, not a cause. Drawing on the work of Nafeez Ahmed, he writes : The world faces not a “clash of civilizations” with radical Islam (although the dust-up remains a significant challenge), but a crisis of civilization that includes riotous climates, poisoned oceans, failing forests and collapsing economies. Ahmed is a British investigative jour
His Is Bigger Than Yours
Donald Trump has just dropped the Mother of All Bombs on Afghanistan. And a naval task force -- aircraft carrier, destroyers and missiles -- will soon drop anchor off the coast of North Korea. Michael Harris writes: If Kim Jong Un decides to conduct a sixth nuclear test to celebrate Korea’s birthday, Donald Trump’s bluff will be called. It will then come down to a single question: What will the g
Quite A Pair
Donald Trump desperately needs a "win." His attack on a Syrian airfield was supposed to be one -- but the airfield was operating on the next day. On Friday, his nominee for the Supreme Court was confirmed -- but he had to break the rules to get his way. The man who helped him break the rules was Senate Majority Leader Mitchell McConnell -- who four years earlier said this about what happened on F
Still Looking Out For No. 1
Donald Trump is receiving a lot of support for his decision to unleash Cruise missiles on Syria. Even Hillary Clinton agreed with his decision. However, Jonathan Freeland writes that, while the missiles sent a signal, no one should forget who sent the message: On Syria, Donald Trump has performed a U-turn so screeching, so dizzying, you can smell the burned rubber from here. Just 72 hours before
The ascension of Justin Trudeau was greeted with a great deal of hope. But that hope is fading fast. Michael Harris writes : The politician who promised a bright, new day in Canadian politics, has already disappointed First Nations, environmentalists, veterans, electoral reformers, and those expecting swift action on repealing the odious police-state legislation from the Harper era, Bill C-51. So


Northerntruthseeker Rant For Sunday, April 16th, 2017
Yes, it is indeed Sunday... And time once again for my weekly rant... It is of course "Easter Sunday" for those who believe in the imaginary sky fairy in the clouds in the Christian faith... Yes, I know, I know, I will probably get the usual buy-bull thumpers out there attacking me once again for that statement and my stand that all religions are frauds and are used to manipulate and control the
Great Video From James Corbett: The Syria Strikes - A Conspiracy Theory
I want to remind readers that I do absolutely look at the videos and articles that they do attach with their comments... I have also been asked so many times to give my two cents worth when asked about any comments or videos that they send my way, and luckily today someone did send me a link to a fabulous video that absolutely made me howl and I knew right away it belonged here at this blog for ev
Great Interview With President Of Syria, Bashar al-Assad Where He Answers All The Allegations Against Him Especially About Those Fraud Chemical Weapons Attacks!
I was waiting and hoping that the honourable President of Syria, Bashar al-Assad, would come forward and answer many of the fraud allegations against him since that false flag "chemical weapons" attack earlier last week.. Obviously, the Jew spew media would not want to interview Assad simply because they are hell bent on continuing their lies against him to try to fool the world into the false bel
Another Update On Syrian Situation: US Blows Up Illegal Chemical Weapons Facility Killing Hundreds And The Liars In The Media Do Not Report It?
I am so sickened by what is going on in Syria... With the illegal US cruise missile attack on the Shayrat air base last Thursday, all of a sudden the US led and controlled fraud called "ISIS" has been conducting offensive operations right across Syrian territory, and the Jew spew media misses this fact completely! Instead the liars in the Jew spew media continue to push the lie that Assad "gassed"
Important Update On Syrian Situation: Criminal US President Drumpf Withholds Syria-Sarin Evidence (Why?)
I have continued to monitor closely the situation in Syria... Just yesterday came this report claiming that the criminal US administration had just released a "damning" report on the "chemical weapons" attack claiming that they had "evidence" that Assad had indeed ordered that attack and that the Russians were helping to cover for the crime committed by the Syrian government! It was so astounding
While The World Focuses In On Syria, Things Are Getting Red Hot Over In Korea!
We have been watching as the US/Israel/NATO criminal cabal continue to sabre rattle against the peaceful and innocent nation of Syria... The criminals in charge of our crooked governments are all clamouring for the ouster of Bashar al-Assad and the imposition of a "pro-western" puppet government just so these criminals can have not only Syria's vast mineral wealth, but a nice little pipe

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