Wednesday, August 28, 2013

You Win Some...

Attawapiskat First Nation Chief Theresa Spence re-elected to second 3-year term

I wonder what a vote costs in Attawapiskat?

Oh well, there's more than one way to skin that cat.
"The election went ahead Tuesday despite a call from The Congress of Aboriginal Peoples to postpone it until all members living off-reserve had a chance to vote.

The group, which represents aboriginal people living off-reserve, said it's unfair to people who live outside the remote community to have to vote in person.

Despite the complaint, voting went ahead."
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"According to Aboriginal Affairs and Northern Development Canada, the Attawapiskat First Nation has a total registered population of 3,472. Of that, 1,489 people -- or about 43 per cent -- live off-reserve."

Evidence for new periodic table element boosted

Giant deer, mammoth skeleton found in Italy

...You lose some:

Syria crisis: UK to put forward UN resolution
"Mr Cameron gathered the UK's armed forces and security chiefs with key cabinet ministers for emergency talks over possible military action, ahead of UN Security Council meeting."
Fat lotta good that will do.

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"Russia and China have previously vetoed resolutions critical of Syria and may block any text deemed to approve military action."
See what I mean.

Die-off of bottlenose dolphins, linked to virus, is worst in 25 years

And nary a mention of global warming, too!!!!

Prehistoric giant fish could grow more than 16 metres long

Think of the fishing stories that could have been told!

Where have all the monarch butterflies gone?

I had lots of them flying around my front steps last summer, but, come to think of it, none this summer. Maybe they went to way of those Italian deer and mammoths or those big fish.

Some are just plain interesting:

Sask woman says her family farm was a front for Al Capone

And some are same old, same old:

Iraq braces for Syria strike fallout as deadly attacks kill scores



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1 Comments:

Blogger Dave in Pa. said...

Now that you mention it, I hardly saw any butterflies this summer. Lots last summer, nary a one this year.

August 29, 2013 11:51 pm  

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