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General Miscellaneous News (undated)

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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

 

 

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.

 

Giga-Factories/Mega-Corporations

Amazon (article)

Foxconn

Monsanto / AG Bayer

Tesla (article)

Walmart

 

Date

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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

 

 

 

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

 

 

Lobbyists - Fraser Institute

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

 

For more information:

 

sourcewatch.org - Fraser Institute

 

Desmog – Fraser Institute

 

Fraser Institute (www.fraserinstitute.org)

 

 

 

Restitution – Is it Enough?

 

Date

yyyy-mm-dd

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Comment

2015-03-06

Northwest Herald

Illinois, railroad reach settlement in 2009 fish kill

 

 

 

What’s the Good News?  Striving for “Better” #WeCanDoIt

 

Date

yyyy-mm-dd

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2018-08-02

New York Times

Once Polluted and Reviled, the Chicago River Bounces Back

Julie Bosman, Alyssa Schukar

2018-04-12

BrightVibes.com

Sea Turtles Return to Nest on Mumbai Beach after 20 Years

Fino

- beach formerly buried under tonnes of plastic waste

2016-04-09

Thefreethought project.com

After Govt Ignored Him, this Man Turned a Dying River of Human Waste into Paradise — by Himself

Matt Agorist

2015-05-01

EcoWatch / Sean Gogolin

How Social Entrepreneurship Can Change the World

Sean Gogolin, Bowling Green State University

2014-11-14

The Atlantic

The Dutch Village Where Everyone Has Dementia

Josh Planos

2014-11-13

Globe and Mail

How will our glass condo obsession affect us 20 years from now? We look at Toronto and Vancouver

- sustainable building

- glass = poor insulating value in winter/requires cooling in summer

- argon gas leaks out in 20 years

- new building regulations have maximum glass rules

2014-11-05

EcoWatch / Anastasia Pantsios

Fracking Bans Pass in Denton, Texas, Two California Counties and One Ohio Town

Anastasia Pantsios

(USA)

2014-10-24

Ecojustice

Report: Right to a healthy environment (.pdf)

 

2014-10-10

Toronto Star

What’s the big threat to democracy? Distraction

John Cruickshank

2014-09-24

David Suzki Foundation

Today is the Day we Decide (7 mins)

Canadians do not have the right to a healthy environment

- the blue dot tour

2014-02-11

Youtube / Google Science Fair

Google Science Fair: Meet Elif Bilgin

Elif Bilgin

Banana peel plastic

2013-12-21

Kai Nagata

Blog: Are you an eco-Jihadist?

Kai Nagata

2013-12-01

Youtube / Josie Outlaw

Message to Police

 

2013-10-15

Youtube / whygoldandsilver

Video: The Biggest Scam In The History Of Mankind - Hidden Secrets of Money 4 | Mike Maloney (30 mins)

Mike Maloney

www.hiddensecretsofmoney.com

 

2013-10-01

EcoWatch

The Story of Solutions: Changing the Game in Favor of a Sustainable Economy

Annie Leonard

2013-01-18

TED Talks

Colin Stokes:  How movies teach manhood

Colin Stokes

2012-10-09

Words for a Better World

Calling All “Moms-In-Chief”: The Mothers Project and the Fight to End Fracking

Lisa Bardack

 

http://www.mothersforsustainableenergy.com/

 

2012-08-11

Toronto Star

Phragmites australis is Canada’s worst invasive plant

Leslie Scrivener

2012-05-17

Youtube / Nick Hanauer

Banned TED Talk: Nick Hanauer "Rich people don't create jobs"

Nick Hanauer

2012-03-26

Liveleak.com

Cancer Cured in Canada, But Big Pharma Says NO WAY!

Dr. Evangelos Michelakis, University of Alberta

- DCA

2011-08-31

Youtube / Leehamster

Lecture: Arithmetic, Population and Energy

Dr. Albert A. Bartlett

2010-12-20

Youtube / David Suzuki

David Suzuki speaks about overpopulation

Video 3 mins

2010-11-08

Youtube / Post Carbon Institute

300 years of Fossil Fuels in 300 seconds

 

2010-07

TED

Hans Rosling: Global population growth, box by box

Video 10 mins

2007-06-08

Youtube / wonderingmind42

The Most Terrifying Video You’ll Ever See

- climate change – does it matter?

AO News – Climate Change

2008-11-28

Apfn.org

The Federal Reserve Is A PRIVATELY OWNED Corporation

Thomas D. Schauf

 

 

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?  Really, what is the worst 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