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January 15, 2013

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Records reveal net neutrality chats between FCC and telecoms

It's no secret that the FCC has at least a few links to the communications companies it's policing. Chairman Tom Wheeler is a former lobbyist, and commissioners have taken industry jobs mere months after leaving office. Howeve...
by Jon Fingas
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The Wire Troll: Rise of the Young Guns

fter a slow start to the season, Bjugstad is establishing himself as one of the league's hottest young goal scorers. In Week Six, the former University of Minnesota Golden Gopher standout put on a scoring clinic with five goals...
by Anonymous
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drive-by planet: Some Ukrainian films at Cottbus 24 festival convey ‘a thoroughly dishonest presentation of conditions in the east’

An article in World Socialist Web Site (WSWS) – Distortion and dishonesty: Ukrainian films at the Cottbus Film Festival – critiques some of the Ukrainian films that made it to the screen at this years festival he...

by Jay Cables
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Discarded packaging presents painful, deadly threat to B.C. sea lions

Deadly debris such as plastic packing bands and fishing gear are exacting a gruesome toll on sea lions on B.C.’s West Coast, including Pacific Rim National Park Reserve, a Vancouver Aquarium research associate warns.
by Vancouver Sun - News
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Earthgauge Radio: ‘Climate Change: Which way out?’ with Naomi Klein, Bill McKibben, Chris Hedges, Bernie Sanders, Kshama Sawant

From left: Chris Hedges, Naomi Klein, Brian Lehrer (moderator), Bill McKibben, Kshama Sawant

 

I was fortunate to attend the largest climate change march in history on September 21, 2014 in New York City. ...

by Mark Brooks
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This just in: Calgary and Hamilton in The Grey Cup.

Brandon Banks returned two punts for touchdowns to lead the Hamilton Tiger-Cats back to the Grey Cup, defeating the Montreal Alouettes 40-24 in the East Division final Sunday, November 23rd in Hamilton, Ontario. The game was p...
by Dennis Rimmer, Canada Cultural Traditions Examiner
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Feds slow with mental health cash for military: Critics

Feds slow with mental health cash for military: Critics
by Anonymous
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Cowichan Conversations: Rafe: Tough on Kinder Morgan, Corrigan & Robertson My Kind of Mayors

Rafe Mair stands with Vancouver Mayor Gregor Robertson and Derrik Corrigan fighting for land use jurisdictional authority against Kinder Morgan and the Prime Minister Harper’s Federal Government.

Kinder ...

by Richard Hughes
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centre of the universe: The Whole Wide World

I was tagged by my friend Julian (@saskajules) to post five photos for five days in a row. Look there. Look right there, in the palm of my hand. What do you see? Nothing Look again. Just dirt, I guess. There in the palm of m...

by cenobyte
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cartoon life: A Relationship

Just a scrawly line scribble that turned into, curiously, unconsciously, gender shaped objects. Filed under: art
by dougrogers
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Sophisticated malware has been spying on computers since 2008

Highly sophisticated malware isn't limited to relatively high-profile sabotage code like Stuxnet -- sometimes, it's designed to fly well under the radar. Symantec has discovered Regin, a very complex trojan that has been spyin...
by Jon Fingas
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Anti-Racist Canada: The ARC Collective: The Sad Saga of Vikingwarlord14: Part II

We always enjoy when our fans send us feedback: Oh you sweet talker you! It looks like "Unit14"/"Jay Stone"/"Jay Smith"/"proudcracker420" might not have appreciated the article in which he was mentioned. We understand. In the a...
by Nosferatu200
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Letter that inspired Jack Kerouac’s ‘On The Road’ to be sold

It's been called the letter that launched a literary genre — 16,000 amphetamine-fueled, stream-of-consciousness words written by Neal Cassady to his friend Jack Kerouac in 1950.
by Vancouver Sun - News
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Traders look to health of U.S. economy, possibility of oil production cut

The Toronto stock market could be in for a seventh-straight week of gains as investors take comfort from moves by the Chinese government to boost its economy and look ahead to the latest readings on American and Canadian econom...
by Vancouver Sun - News
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Israel’s cabinet approves Jewish ‘homeland’ legislation


Batsheva Sobelman and Laura King Los Angeles Times

JERUSALE...

by TORONTO STAR
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Nickelback poised to earn 6th U.S. top 10 album for ‘No Fixed Address’

Nickelback has been hard at working promoting their brand new studio album No Fixed Address and industry pundits predict the effort will likely earn the band a debut among the top 10 albums on the Billboard 200 chart next week...
by Robert Rheubottom, Canada Music Examiner
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Prairie Towns

Vintage photos of Canadian prairie towns - and lots of them....
by kate@smalldeadanimals.com
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Rare jade collection to be auctioned at A.H. Wilkens in Toronto


A rare collection of ancient Chinese jade pieces, some dating bac...

by Anonymous
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Protesters arrested as demonstrations rage on at Kinder Morgan site (with video)

At least 10 anti-Kinder Morgan pipeline project protesters have been apprehended by police Sunday on Burnaby mountain.
by Vancouver Sun - News
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Susan on the Soapbox: Who Has The Worst Job in Alberta Politics?

Why does the public go bananas when Danielle Smith, the leader of the Official Opposition, criticizes the PC government? They say she’s too negative, too shrill, too something. Can’t she be more positive they ask...

by susanonthesoapbox
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The General we don’t know

He has a town in Saskatchewan named after him and there is a mountain in Alberta that bears his name, but most Canadians havelikely never heard of Sir Major General Henry Edward Burstall.The General was born in Quebec in...
by Dennis Rimmer, Canada Cultural Traditions Examiner
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Here’s why ‘Too Many Cooks’ is tailor-made for the internet

By now, there's a good chance that you've seen or heard about Adult Swim's Too Many Cooks -- an epic, warped internet video that sends up the overly tidy world of '80s and '90s sitcoms. But just why did this video manage to cl...
by Jon Fingas
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Where are donations going? Canadian Jewish community high poverty and inequality

The recently released Jewish Population of Canada, 2011 report indicated there is widening income gap among the Canadian Jewish community. The report looked at the demographics in Canada in general, and the demographics for ea...
by Bonnie K. Goodman, Canada Judaism Examiner
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Hamilton Tiger-Cats earn Grey Cup berth


HAMILTON—Brandon Banks returned two punts for touchdowns to lead the Tiger-...

by Anonymous
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Left Over: One Nation Under the Fascists’ Heel

Israeli cabinet approves legislation defining nation-state of Jewish people

Opponents say proposed law would reserve ‘national rights’ for Jews and not for minorities that make up 20% of population

Peter Beau...
by cityprole
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The Moncton Times@Transcript – Good and Bad: Nov. 23: a catch up on the news there wasn’t time for….

The first story is one that didn’t appear in the Irving papers because it just happened on Saturday. (It’ll be interesting to see if it does appear.)

Defence Minister Rob Nicholson is planning integration of Cana...

by Graeme Decarie
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Multi-vehicle crash kills four near Leduc during deadly weekend

Four people died in a collision on Highway 21 near Leduc on Saturday, after the Saturn Ion in which they were riding crossed the road and was struck head-on by a tractor trailer heading in the opposite direction.
by Vancouver Sun - News
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B.C. says ‘no one came forward’ for gender-alignment surgery

Two years after the B.C. Ministry of Health lifted a ban on “gender alignment” surgery to transform females to males, not a single so-called bottom surgery has been funded by the Medical Services Plan.
by Vancouver Sun - News
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Essential Canadian phrases in English and French

As a public service, we now present for new comers to English Canada a few words and phrases that will help you fit right in, even with a rudimentary understanding of spoken Canadian English.The essential words and phrases you...
by Dennis Rimmer, Canada Cultural Traditions Examiner
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Scripturient: Blog & Commentary: Before You Become a Politician

No, this isn’t about me. This is about federal politics. I never had an inclination for higher levels of politics, those other arenas, other battles, nor the lofty separation of politician from the electorate such role...

by Ian Chadwick
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Vet to the Stars — Dogs Go Missing After Home Burglary

Dr. Sue Downing -- who cares for a bunch of dogs owned by celebs including Betty White, Katherine McPhee, Mark Harmon and Benicia del Toro -- has very personal dog problems of her own.  Her home was hit by burglars Friday ...
by TMZ Staff
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Canadian Dimension: Partners in Crime: The Continental Capitalist Offensive and the Killing Fields of Mexico

Photo by ProtoplasmaKid

The Mexican government, welcomed as a partner of the Canadian and U.S. governments in continental economic development (North American Free Trade Agreement – NAFTA) and continental secur...

by Anonymous
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Fantino “explains” government budgeting

So it has been revealed that Veterans Affairs had $1.1 billion dollars in unused funding over seven years. Now Veterans Affairs minister Julian Fantino is claiming that the Harper Con's "balanced" budgets where not achieved at...
by Anonymous
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Cathie from Canada: Fantino “explains” government budgeting

So it has been revealed that Veterans Affairs had $1.1 billion dollars in unused funding over seven years. Now Veterans Affairs minister Julian Fantino is claiming that the Harper Con’s “balanced” budgets w...

by Anonymous
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Notice to the Media – Health Minister to Make Announcement at Conference

The Honourable Rona Ambrose, Federal Minister of Health joined by Michael Burns, Vice-Chair and Co-Founder, True Patriot Love Foundation (TPL); and Dr. Alice Aiken, Director, Canadian Institute for Military and Veteran Health R...
by Canada News Centre - National News
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4K, gaming and a tale of two monitors

Unlike most gadgets and peripherals, our computer monitors tend to stay with us for a good chunk of time. My current 23-incher has been with me since the days of my Palm Centro. So when it comes to shopping for a new display, ...
by Anonymous
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DeSmogBlog: Monster Wells: Hundreds Of Fracking Wells Using 10-25 Million Gallons of Water Each

While the oil and gas industry likes to claim that fracking is not an especially water intensive process, a new report has found that there are more than 250 wells across the country that each require anywhere from 10 to 25 ...

by Anonymous
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