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Humans account for less than 1% of all life on Earth - but have wiped out the majority of other living things, shocking new study finds

DailyMail.com

OurOntario.ca

 

Video:  So Your Community is Going to be Fracked, Mined, Factory Farmed, or fill in the blank …

Moving towards rights-based organizing (USA-related but similar to Canada)

 

enenews.com

ENE News - Energy News

Centre for Police Accountability (9 mins)

(8-Mar-2012)

legal advice on when you need to show ID to police in Canada

Mass Animal Deaths for 2016

End Times Prophecy (bible-related)

Mass Animal Deaths for 2015

End Times Prophecy (bible-related)

Cloud-seeding / Chemtrails / Weather modification / Geoengineering

AO Info: Climate Change News (images) (wikipedia)

Canadian Banking System

- Fraud exposed, Bill Abram

5G Technology/Wireless/Smart

- “genocide”

 

For links to interesting news articles (dated), click here.

 

Being Canadian

 

There is an inexorable link between Canadians and the natural environment.  Canadians are raised to appreciate recreation in all seasons of the year from the oppressive heat of summer to the bitter cold of our famous winters.  We are hardy folks.

 

Our representatives in government seem to recognize Canadians’ appreciation for the natural world, at least in their advertising and marketing propaganda.

 

Video:  Canada Shared by Canadians – Keep Exploring (by CANADA Explore) (2 mins)

 

So why does government continue to destroy Canada’s natural areas for resource extraction, pollute pristine waters, endanger wildlife, and thereby diminish the lifestyles of Canadians?  We, the people of Canada, are perplexed.  We have the intellect, the technology and the funds to make better decisions and mitigate negative impacts, in other words “to do things right”.  So why don’t we?

 

The problem seems to be that government does not truly represent the people but rather business corporations and the huge multi-nationals in particular.

 

 

Multi-nationals / Giga-Factories / Mega-Corporations

 

Amazon
Chevron
Foxconn
Monsanto / AG Bayer
Tesla
Walmart

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2014-11-20

EcoWatch / Anastasia Pantsios

Report Exposes Walmart’s Dirty Energy Secret

Anastasia Pantsios

 

2013-07-30

WC Native News

Walmart found guilty of dumping hazardous waste nationwide

 

 

The Propaganda Machine

 

All media sources – government, industry, corporate and grassroots – have a bias.  The problem arises when the bias is hidden or disclaimed.  Problems also arise with the deliberate spread of misinformation (aka “fake news” or quite simply, lies).

 

It is noteworthy that when it comes to the fifth generation of cellular technology called “5G”, all the mainstream media appear to be touting 5G as safe and denigrating those that ask questions, doubt or declare the truth.  5G is controversial for a reason.   (See more at AO Wireless Overview)

 

News - Propaganda

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2020-10-14

Ottawa Citizen

Forged letter warning about wolves on the loose part of Canadian Forces propaganda campaign that went awry

David Pugliese

 

 

Here is a list of media sources that we find interesting:

 

American Council on Science and Health

 

A non-profit advocacy organization founded in 1978 to focus on advocacy related to food, nutrition, health, chemicals, pharmaceuticals, biology, biotechnology, infectious disease and the environment.  (Wikipedia)

 

Articles from the website are written “promoting science and debunking junk” in opposition rather than producing material for people’s edification.  The site promotes cell phones, WiFi and 5G as safe to humans when the technology is not safe.  (AO Wireless Overview)

 

Fraser Institute

 

A Canadian public policy think tank and registered charity.  Political bias is conservative and libertarian.  (Wikipedia)

 

General consensus is that data is cherry-picked and misleading to advance their agenda:

 

Date

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2019-11-06

CleanAirAlliance.org

Fraser Institute is not telling the truth

 

2018-06-13

PressProgress.ca

Don’t Listen to the Toronto Sun: Here’s Why You Should Ignore the Fraser Institute’s Discredited ‘Tax Freedom Day’

 

2018-12-28

North99.org

This Twitter User Debunks Andrew Scheer and the Fraser Institute by Using Basic Math

 

2018-02-15

North99.org

7 Disturbing Facts About the Fraser Institute

 

2017-01-18

Canadian Association of Physicians for the Environment (CAPE)

Ontario’s Coal Plant Phase-out Produced Many Health and Environmental Benefits

Kim Perrotta

- Fraser Institute report (2017)

“includes a number of statements about pollution, health care benefits, and coal plants that are incorrect or misleading.”

2016-01-08

AlbertaPolitics.ca

Fearless champion of the corporate overdog snarls at CCPA’s eye-popping New Year CEO salary tally

David Climenhaga

- Fraser Institute

2012-08-30

Vancouver

Observer

Charitable Fraser Institute received $4.3 million in foreign funding since 2000

 

2012-04-26

Huffington Post

Koch Brothers, Tea Party Billionaires, Donated To Right-Wing Fraser Institute, Reports Show

Daniel Tencer

2012-04-26

Vancouver Observer

Fraser Institute co-founder confirms 'years and years' of U.S. oil billionaires' funding

David P. Ball

 

2005 Jan/Feb

Bctf.ca / Teacher Newsmagazine

Who funds the Fraser Institute?

Donald Gutstein

 

Articles by Fraser Institute

 

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2020-02-25

Financial Post

Posthaste: Why B.C. is seen as one of the least attractive resource jurisdictions in Canada

Yadullah Hussain

{despite withdrawal of Teck’s Frontier Mine proposal in Alberta?}

2020-02-20

Municipal Information Network

Fracking generally safe, includes manageable risks, can help reduce GHG emissions

Robert P. Murphy, Fraser Institute

- aka Managing the Risks of Hydraulic Fracturing, 2020

 

For more information:

 

sourcewatch.org - Fraser Institute

Desmog – Fraser Institute

www.fraserinstitute.org

Friends of Science Society

 

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Global Research

 

Global Research website (www.GlobalResearch.ca) – published by non-profit group Centre for Research on Globalisation (CRG) and features alternative media, general knowledge and non-mainstream thinking.

 

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2020-09-03

GlobalResearch.ca

Video: Covid-Gate, The Political Virus

Prof. Michel Chossudovsky

-      “’Economic collapse was caused by the virus’ but not true.”

-      Video link

 

 

Medpagetoday.com

 

 

 

Murphy, Rex

 

Rex Murphy is a Canadian commentator and author, primarily on Canadian political and social matters. He was the regular host of CBC Radio One's Cross Country Checkup, a nationwide call-in show, for 21 years before stepping down in September 2015. He currently writes for the National Post and has a YouTube channel called RexTV. Wikipedia

 

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2019-06-10

Youtube/Brian Zinchuk

Rex Murphy at Saskatchewan Oil and Gas Show 2019

 

2019-06-10

Pipelinenews.ca

Rex Murphy can’t figure out what made the oil industry the number one villain of the entire world

 

2017-01-18

Torontoist.com

Rex Murphy Doesn’t Understand Transit Planning, or Economics, or Why We All Must Die One Day

Christopher Bird

2015-07-24

Straight.com

CBC Ombudsman explains how Rex Murphy can collect speaking fees while still hosting Cross Country Checkup

Charlie Smith

2014-02-20

Canadalandshow.ca

Rex Murphy and Big Oil: The National Post responds

Jesse Brown

- The National Post

2014-02-19

ca.news.yahoo.com

Is CBC commentator Rex Murphy a shill for the oilsands industry?

Steve Mertl

2014-02-18

Huffingtonpost.ca

Blog: Why Rex Murphy’s Relationship With Oil Matters

Kevin Grandia, rabble.ca

2014-02-18

TheNarwhal.ca

Opinion:  So Who Does Rex Murphy Work For?

 

2014-02-17

Canadalandshow.ca

Podcast: Rex Murphy is Paid by the Oil Sands and the CBC Won’t Disclose or Discuss it

- Andrew Mitrovica

2014-02-10

iPolitics.ca

Rex Murphy, the oilsands and the cone of silence

Andrew Mitrovica

Youtube

2014-02-04

PressProgress.ca

Rex Murphy and Big Oil: friends with benefits

Youtube

 

 

The Poynter Institute / Politifact

 

, a nonprofit school for journalism in St. Petersburg, Florida.

 

1.       Commitment to Nonpartisanship and Fairness

2.       Commitment to Transparency of Sources

3.       Commitment to Transparency of Funding and Organization

4.       Commitment to Transparency of Methodology

5.       Commitment to open and Honest Corrections

 

Praguer U

 

PragerU, short for Prager University, (prageru.com) is an American non-profit organization that creates videos on various political, economic and philosophical topics from an American conservative or right-wing perspective. The organization was co-founded by talk show host and writer Dennis Prager and Allen Estrin.  Praguer U is not an accredited academic institution and does not offer certifications or diplomas. The organization relies on donations and much of its early funding came from fracking billionaires Dan and Farris Wilks. (Wikipedia)

 

ResearchGate.net

 

 

Snopes

Snopes.com was established by a husband and wife team, David and Barbara Mikkelsen, in the early days of the internet as a hoax and urban legend fact-check website.  The site was run by amateurs in the attempt to answer questions about online hoaxes and suspect stories -- was that Nigerian Prince really going to send you money?  As browsing and alternative media journalism grew in popularity, and mainstream media moved online, snopes’ mandate grew to address “fake news”.  Meanwhile the husband and wife team split up, a contentious divorce accused husband of embezzling company money. Barbara sold her share of the company to Proper Media, and the financials and legalities got messy. (source) (source) The company teamed up with facebook in 2016 along with a shortlist of media organizations that are part of an international fact-checking network led by Poynter.  According to the New York Times, all of Snopes’ revenue comes from ads.   

 

 

 

SourceWatch

·       SourceWatch.org – wiki review of media sources and their credibility.  Out of date?

 

TLDR News (UK, US)

Professionally created internet content (website, videos) – sister to TheVerge.com?  (Russell Brandom (TheVerge, Buzzfeed) Youtube (4 mins), Youtube (14 mins))

 

 

Vox Media (Wikipedia)

 

American digital media company associated with The Verge (theverge.com), Vox, SB Nation, Eater, Polygon and Curbed as well as Chorus, Concert, Vox Creative, Vox Entertainment, Vox Media Studios and Vox media Podcast Network.

 

Who is Fact Checking the Fact Checkers?

 

In 2016 fact-checking organizations from nearly 30 countries signed onto a statement of principles aiming to adhere to non-partisan, fair-minded and transparent approach to evaluating political facts.

 

International Fact-Checking Network (IFCN) (see Poynter Institute) (principles)

 

There can be wide differences among fact-checking organizations, reflecting not just cultural or national distinctions. Some fact checkers are attached to newspapers, others to universities or nongovernmental organizations. Funding is a persistent problem for many. But the hope is that a commitment to core principles will help ensure quality, consistency and transparency, in addition to accountability designed to foster quality reports. Fact checking organizations that have agreed to the principles will be required to publish an annual report explaining how they have adhered to each of the five principles. (source)

 

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2016-09-15

Washington Post

Fact-checking organizations around the globe embrace code of principles

Glenn Kessler

- political/politician fact checking principles

 

 

 

Restitution – Is it Enough?

 

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2015-03-06

Northwest Herald

Illinois, railroad reach settlement in 2009 fish kill

 

 

 For more information:

 Corporate Accountability International (www.stopcorporateabuse.org)

 What’s the Worst that Can Happen?

 If you are aware of the worst, then you know what to accept, what to avoid, and when to fight like hell.

So how bad is it?  What is the worst that can happen?  Click here to find out.

 

What’s the Best that Can Happen?

 

Doing the right thing is not easy.  The benefits from short-term, quick gain thinking are seen immediately.  Long-term thinking requires planning and selflessness. 

 

In this world where people are scrambling to find a place in the global economy, sometimes the right thing is done.

 

What is the best that can happen?  Click here to find out.

 


Quotes – Food for Thought

 

 

“Over the long run, unfair states are unstable. People aren’t stupid. They see how the world’s dividing into a tiny clique of haves and a big crowd of have-nots.

And if they don’t believe the system’s fair, they’ll fight it.

That’s why unfair regimes secure themselves by some forms of repression. We’re already familiar with the softer instances — the state surveillance systems that now have access to all our emails. All our phone calls.

We caught a glimpse of the harder edge of repression here in Toronto at the G20 demonstrations when police squads rounded up a few window-busting anarchists, and hundreds of peaceful demonstrators and unlucky passersby, and threw them in pens for hours.

This is how it starts. In the end, you won’t like being authors of this world.

Voting isn’t the issue. Voting’s just the marker. More critical are civic interests, habits and knowledge: The debates in the lunchroom about taxes and spending or public meetings over a new airport or a mega-quarry. The less visible indicators of democracy’s vitality.” 

John Cruickshank, Toronto Star (source)

“There’s much more to learn. No single perspective is adequate.”  John Cruickshank, Toronto Star (source)

“I hope im not wasing my time trying to edukate u.”  Patrick B.

“Thank God I could enjoy The Age of Mediocre White Men while it lasted.” Scott Gilmore, Macleans (article)

If you preach peace, that can get you killed.  Cause they don’t want peace.  Ain’t no money in peace, the way they see it.  Money is in the war.  Money is in ordering up 1,000 missiles, gunpowder, guns, ammunition, tanks, planes, submarines.  That’s where the money at.  Money is in tearing a town down and rebuilding it.  If the town stay as it is, everything’s working functional, ain’t no money to be made.  But if we can tear this town apart, we can dismantle it, we can rebuild it, we can get our contractors on that, we can make some millions.  It’s a cold game, man.  It’s a cold game. 

Willie D (source 8:14)

 

“Listen, strange women lying in ponds distributing swords is no basis for a system of government.  Supreme Executive power derives from a mandate from the masses not from some farcical aquatic ceremony. You can’t expect to wield supreme executive power just ‘cause some watery tart threw a sword at you!  I mean, if I went ‘round saying I was an emperor just because some moistened bink had lobed a scimitar at me, they’d put me away…”

Youtube:  Constitutional Peasants – Monty Python and the Holy Grail

  

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APPENDICES

 

APPENDIX A

 

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APPENDIX B

 

Committee for monetary and economic reform (“COMER”) William Krehm, and Ann Emmett

 

The Plaintiffs state that since 1974 there has been a gradual but sure slide into the reality that the Bank of Canada and Canada's monetary and financial policy are dictated by private foreign banks and financial interests contrary to the Bank of Canada Act.

 

The Plaintiffs state that the Bank of International Settlements (BIS), the Financial Stability Forum (FSF) and the International Monetary Fund (IMF) were all created with the cognizant intent of keeping poorer nations in their place which has now expanded to all nations in that these financial institutions largely succeed in over-riding governments and constitutional orders in countries such as Canada over which they exert financial control.The Plaintiffs state that the meetings of the BIS and Financial Stability Board (FSB) (successor of FSF), their minutes, their discussions and deliberations are secret and not available nor accountable to Parliament, the executive, nor the Canadian public notwithstanding that the Bank of Canada policies directly emanate from these meetings. These organizations are essentially private, foreign entities controlling Canada's banking system and socio-economic policies.

 

     The Plaintiffs state that the defendants (officials) are unwittingly and /or wittingly, in varying degrees, knowledge and intent engaged in a conspiracy, along with the BIS, FSB, IMF to render impotent the Bank of Canada Act as well as Canadian sovereignty over financial, monetary, and socio-economic policy, and bypass the sovereign rule of Canada through its Parliament by means of banking and financial systems." http://pressfortruth.ca/top-stories/case-reinstate-bank-canada/

 

The case is being prosecuted by Rocco Galati, who is widely considered to be Canada's top constitutional lawyer.

 

Interestingly enough, both the case itself and the various developments that have occured are not being covered at all by the mainstream media. While Mr. Galati's other cases have regularly received wall-to-wall coverage across the country, this particular case, which he believes is probably his most important case to date, has so far been ignored. When questioned about this, Mr. Galati said that he has a firm basis for believing that the Canadian government has requested or ordered that the mainstream media not cover the case (he could not divulge his sources), and that, in his opinion, the government does control the media to a certain extent and on certain limited issues. He also added that he does not believe that we in Canada are living in a democracy. In fact, as far back as 1999, he has been on record as claiming that we have entered a 'quiet dictatorship.'

 

(source)

 

Canada no longer requires banks to maintain fractional reserves with the Bank of Canada. Instead, banks are required to hold highly liquid assets such as treasury bills equal to 30 days of normal withdrawals (liquidity coverage), while leverage is primarily tied to adequate loss-absorbing capital, notably tier one (equity) capital.

 

The bank has a zero book value policy on its balance sheet—matching total assets to total liabilities—and transfers any equity above this amount as a dividend to the Government of Canada. As of December 30, 2015 the Bank of Canada owned C$95 billion in Government of Canada debt. It had a net income in 2014 of $1.039 billion. The Bank of Canada matches its liabilities of $76 billion in currency outstanding, $23 billion in deposits from the government and $3.5 billion in other liabilities—to its assets owning $95 billion in Government of Canada debt and $7.5 billion in other assets.[32] Bank notes in circulation have increased from $70 billion at the end of 2014 to $76 billion at the end of 2015. The Bank of Canada lists cash on its 2014 balance sheet at $8.4 million in currency and foreign deposits.[33] The Bank of Canada's books are audited by external auditors who are appointed by Cabinet on the recommendation of the Minister of Finance, and not by the Auditor General of Canada.

 

 

Total assets equal total liabilities with surplus paid as a dividend to the Gov’t of Canada

 

Assets

$95 billion Govt of Canada debt 

$ 7.5 billion other assets

$102.5 billion

 

Net Income $1.039 billion

 

 

Liabilities

$76 billion currency outstanding (was $70 billion in 2014)

$23 billion government deposits

$3.5 billion other

$102.5 billion

 

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bank_of_Canada

 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MechH0ebs_c&ab_channel=PublicBankingForumofIreland

 

APPENDIX C

 

 

Donald Trump, President of the United States (POTUS) (2016-2017 no longer maintained)

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2017-02-07

Youtube / MovieMenno

SWEDEN Welcomes TRUMP In His Own Words - America First, Sweden Second [ OFFICIAL ]

#EverySecondCounts

www.everysecondcounts.eu

2017-02-06

Youtube / Late Night with Seth Meyers

Trump Lashes Out Over Travel Ban and Putin:  A Closer Look

Seth Meyers

2017-02-04

Youtube / Valentin Guerin

France welcomes Trump in his own words / America First - France Second

#EverySecondCounts

2017-02-04

Youtube / TheCrazySchlauAal

America First, India Second (Not Really, Strings attached) #Everysecondcounts #AmericaFirst

#EverySecondCounts

2017-02-04

Youtube / Saturday Night Live

SNL - Sean Spicer First Press Conference 05.02.2017 Saturday Night Live

- Melissa McCarthy

- backup link

- backup link

2017-02-04

Youtube / Saturday Night Live

Saturday Night Live - Donald Trump - Who's Gonna Pay For The Wall 05.02.2017 - Snl

- backup link

- backup link

2017-02-04

Youtube / Wenn Ich Du ware

KAZAKHSTAN SECOND (official) America First | Response to the Netherlands

#EverySecondCounts

2017-02-04

Youtube / Late Night with Seth Meyers

Trump's Second Week Is as Chaotic as His First: A Closer Look

Seth Meyers

2017-02-03

Youtube / Laisves TV

Lithuania welcomes Trump

#EverySecondCounts

2017-02-02

Youtube / Maru’s World

Denmark welcomes Trump in his own words

#EverySecondCounts

2017-01-31

Youtube / Stephen Colbert

How Much Damage Could the President Do in One Week? (10 mins)

Stephen Colbert

2017-01-30

Youtube / Late Night with Seth Meyers

Trump's Travel Ban Sparks Global Backlash: A Closer Look (10 mins)

Seth Meyers

2017-01-27

Youtube / Bill Maher

Monologue: WTF Is Going On? | Real Time with Bill Maher (HBO) (8 mins)

Bill Maher

2017-01-24

Youtube / The Young Turks

Trump Fuming Over Women’s March

Cenk Uygur, Ana Kasparian

2017-01-23

Youtube / Late Night with Seth Meyers

Trump, "Alternative Facts" and the Women's March: A Closer Look

Seth Meyers

2017-01-23

Youtube / vpro zondag met lubach

The Netherlands welcomes Trump in his own words

{the world  is watching}

{#EverySecondCounts}

2016-12-25

Youtube / Saturday Night Live

Vladimir Putin and Donald Trump Cold Open SNL Dec 17 2016 (5 mins)

- backup link

2016-11-13

Youtube / LastWeekTonight

President-Elect Trump: Last Week Tonight with John Oliver (HBO) (30 mins)

John Oliver

 

APPENDIX D

 

Interesting links:

 

Biodiversity Heritage Library - free botanical and animal illustrations (article)

 

Metropolitan Museum of Art – open access artworks (article)