Tuesday, December 10, 2013
Monday, December 09, 2013
There They Go Again!
Clock is ticking fast, UN climate talks told
"The EU, Australia and some small Kyoto parties, representing about 15 percent of total global emissions, have said they would take on commitments in a second period, but New Zealand, Canada, Japan and Russia will not. "In Doha, governments must agree to the continuation of the Kyoto Protocol and close the loopholes that could give countries a free pass to pollute for years," urged Greenpeace's Martin Kaiser."Do you smell a conspiracy? I sure do.
And for God's sake. Why do they call it pollution?
Sunday, December 08, 2013
Canada, Tears And Music
Friday, December 06, 2013
"The Supreme Court has ruled that there cannot be a Nativity Scene on Parliament Hill this Christmas season.
This isn't for any religious reason. They simply have not been able to find Three Wise Men in the Nation's Capitol.
A search for a Virgin continues.
There was no problem, however, finding enough asses to fill the stable."
Wednesday, December 04, 2013
Yet Another One Bites The Dust
Tuesday, December 03, 2013
Surprise’ DNA profile linking 24,000-year-old Siberian skeleton to modern Native Americans could rewrite First Nations’ story, experts say
"The surprise discovery of traces of European ancestry in the 24,000-year-old bones of a boy unearthed in the heart of Siberia has caught the attention of Canadian experts, who say the find could rewrite the story of the people who first populated ancient Canada and the rest of the Americas."[---]
"The ancient boy’s DNA profile may help explain why a “European” strain of genetic material can be found among today’s New World indigenous communities, a mystery that many scientists had assumed was the result of contact in recent centuries with successive waves of colonizers from Europe."
Good One From El Steyn
"Antarctic ice is now at a 35-year high. But scientists are “baffled” by the planet’s stubborn refusal to submit to their climate models. Maybe the problem with Nobel fantasist Michael Mann’s increasingly discredited hockey stick is that he’s holding it upside down."
Rojava – Kurdish forces expell Islamist rebels
"On the third day YPG forces from Hasakah who had surrounded Tiwene (Al-Tuwinah) moved in and liberated the town. Tiwene was important since the town and the Poultry farm outside Tiwene was used as a base from where Al-Qaeda and the jihadists groups coordinated and exerted power in the surrounding areas. 11 civilians, mostly truck drivers kidnapped by Al Qaeda were freed in Tiwene."[---]
"According to the official YPG statement 34 jihadists were killed, whereas two YPG fighters, both commanders, had been martyred in the clashes. Furthermore, 2 tons of explosives, a couple of vehicles and many weapons were seized from Al Qaeda. 29 villages and some Al Qaeda positions were now under YPG control."[---]
"Female YPJ forces taking part in YPG operations is not something new, but as far as I know, it is the first time YPG officially acknowledges that YPJ special forces took part in a major YPG operation. Its probably an indication that we will hear more from female YPJ special forces in future operations."Alright, girls. That itself, must just kill the Islamists. BWHAHAHAHAHAHA!!! Long live Kurdistan!!
"Almost every picture I’ve ever seen of Cuba’s capital shows the city in ruins. Una Noche, the 2012 gut punch of a film directed by Lucy Mulloy, captures in nearly every shot the savage decay of what was once the Western Hemisphere’s most beautiful city."[---]
"Perhaps the wrecked part of the city—which is to say, most of it—strikes more people as photogenic. But I don’t think that’s it. The reason restored Old Havana is ignored by photographers, I believe, is because it looks and feels fake."Yup. Way back when my oldest was about 20 months old (and I was pregnant with the second), we went to Cuba, and Havana was old and crumbling even then. Paint was pealing off of nearly every building. We noticed that the tourists got the best food, while the locals went without.
The only good thing about Cuba was the deserted beaches. Beautiful long white sand beaches and hardly anyone on them, although the one we were at was across a bay from a sulphur plant and the wind carried the stench over the bay toward the resort. Believe me, when you are in the early months of a pregnancy, you don't want to be smelling something the very nearly induces vomiting all by itself. And this was in a tourist resort!
About the only thing good I remember was my son (at less than two, I should point out) seemed to learn the alphabet while we were there. I remember him scratching the letters into the sand on the beech by the hotel. He was a real hit with all the other tourists. I remember standing outside a building (I think it was a restaurant) waiting to be let in. There was a lantern on the exterior wall, with a small flame inside it. A whole bunch of tourists that we had met earlier were standing with us (must have been some kind of organized tour event or maybe it was in the resort village where we were staying) and I remember in particular one Portuguese woman who had really taken a shine to our little gaffer.
Anywho, the flame was shaped like a W and our kid, carrying on the theme, pointed at it and said "Hot blubbleyou". Everybody laughed, especially the Portuguese lady.
Well, hopefully, some day soon, Cuba will shake off it's communist government and Havana will be reborn. The country certainly has the potential to be a thriving tourist destination.
Hum! Dust Lying Every Where...
Ancient Neanderthals Organized Their Homes Like Modern Humans
Sunday, December 01, 2013
Seven Websites On Indian Control Of Indian Education...
Inspiring Success:Building Towards Student Achievement
I especially like this, from the table of contents: "First Nations And Metis Ways Of Knowing" Huh?
Nourishing the Learning Spirit: Coming To Know and Validating Knowledge: Foundational Insights on Indian Control of Indian Education in Canada
Ensuring No American Indian and Alaska Native Child Is Left Behind
Indigenous Education in the 21st Century - Participatory Approaches
Indian control over Indian education remains the focus
First Nations Control of First Nations Educations
Indian Control Of Indian Education: A Brief History