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Bernie Sanders: Corporate Media is a Threat to Democracy | Democracy Now!

An older video, but this is a very important and insightful interview with Bernie Sanders.

Please click the link below and watch as he introduces his new book and talks about how D.Drumph capitalized on very serious issues regarding poverty, middle class families and hopelessness… perhaps relying on desperate, misinformed minds.

Source: Bernie Sanders: Corporate Media is a Threat to Democracy | Democracy Now!

Save the Planet with ketchup, yo.

One wicked way to reduce your garbage if you are going to hit up a fast food place!

~Watch for the fake french fry! I died.~

Start LIVING Your Life, Stop Letting People Tell You What the Fuck Do To

Richie is one of my old friends and I love the things he says about self-policing and being “broken” as a child due to this and social restrictions.

Take the time to listen and, if you are interested, take his course on Social Media Selling! It could change your life :o

Reading List: 2015-2016

April | May | June | July | August | September | October | November| December | January | February | March

Here I am! Catching up with the past 4 months of readings.
I didn’t FINISH reading anything during December and January, so those lists will never exist.  Here is what I’ve finished reading and remembered to write down.

» March 29

Interviewing Inuit Elders: Child-rearing Practices by Naqi Ekho and Uqsuralik Ottokie

This is the most fascinating book! An interview about how things used to happen with birth, aging, being a child and the ways people were raised. The way it is written feels as if Naqi and Uqsuralik are talking to you! I am using this as a resource for my paper and I discovered that you can access the whole book on this website!Here is a .pdf of the book +it has pictures. I hope that link works. :P

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» March 26

The Pursuit of Ecotopia  by E.N. Anderson

Tried to read a few pages for research and couldn’t put the thing down.  Really insightful.

» March 18

Tracking Trash: Flotsam, Jetsam and the Science of Ocean motion by Loree Burns

I am writing a HUGE research paper on garbage (mainly plastics), so this kids book was light reading.  Super informative, though and quite sciency for all those non-scientists who wants to learn about cool stuff.
It also talks about the Pacific Garbage Patch and Beach Debris –Cool stuff!

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» Feb 2

Words that come before All Else  by Haudenosaunee Environmental Task Force

This book is beautifully written and an insightful look into the way the Haudenosaunee look at Creation. I was asked to read this for one of my classes, and it has opened my mind to a completely different way of seeing the Earth and all life that is on it.
After reading the .pdf I decided that I had to support the writers and buy the book. <-  if you click that link, you can read a preview or buy it yourself. I had no problem spending $26 CA (after S&H) to support HETF.

» Nov 30

Brave New World by Aldous Huxley

GOOD BOOK! Read it! It is messed up. Begs its readers to ask questions like:

– What does it mean to be human?
– Would you like to live in the Brave New World?
– Are we moving towards living in a Brave New world?
– Is it better to be conditioned or to think freely?

Also, someone please explain to me HOW DOES THE BOOK END??! (without giving away too much, I was very confused)

OW. Right in the feminist.

OUCH! Right in the feminist.

Cry for help after four teens take their own lives on Manitoba First Nation

This is serious people!! Wake up!

Please take the time to write to your local premier or to Justin Trudeau about your thoughts on this. Speak from your heart and if no words can come out, search example letter on my blog and you can use the letter I sent to help you. I also included mailing addresses to Justin Trudeau and David Zimmer to make it easier.

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suicide-prevention-walk-pimicikamak-cree-nation An estimated 1,000 people from the Pimicikamak Cree Nation (Cross Lake First Nation) attended a suicide prevention walk Thursday. (Facebook)

Most recent victim will be buried Sunday on what would’ve been her 15th birthday

By Karen Pauls, CBC News, March 04, 2016

Young people on the Pimicikamak Cree Nation are crying out for help after four teenagers killed themselves in less than three months.

“There’s so much of it happening,” said Amber Muskego, 17, who was close friends with some of the young people who have died since just before Christmas.

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First Nations Health Emergency (Example Letter)

SUBJECT:

Help Indigenous Peoples During the Emergency Heath Crisis

BODY:

I am a university student and am non-Indigenous.

I am aware of Indigenous Peoples “officially” calling for help due to a suicide epidemic, and the lack of proper medical care in their communities. The harm being done is not only affecting the people living on reserves, but is harming all Canadians as we work towards resolving our past history. We must work towards a positive future that we can all be proud of and feel is nurturing to ourselves and  future generations.

The quality of life that Indigenous people on reserves are currently receiving does not reflect the Canada that I want to support and I urge you to help make this right as quickly as possible.

The water quality in these reserves are pitiful and I am incredibly disappointed with the way our government has chosen to ignore the issues. It is racist, and by doing nothing to help with the suicide/health epidemic, you are helping to continue (and promote) the genocide that has been occurring for hundreds of years on this land.

Are you able to empathize with the people who have lost their children, mothers, elders and friends because of our “do nothing” approach?

What is being done to address these issues? Surely you would not enjoy living in these disturbing situations, and I hope you never do.

Sincerely concerned and interested to have a response,


David Zimmer
Email: dzimmer.mpp@liberal.ola.org
Address:
Ministry of Aboriginal Affairs
Suite 400
160 Bloor Street East
Toronto, Ontario M7A 2E6
Tel: 416-325-5110

Justin Trudeau
Email: justin.trudeau@parl.gc.ca
Address:(No postage required!)
House of Commons
Ottawa, ON
K1A 0A6
Tel: 1 613 995-0253

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Melting Ice with Beet Juice??

Who needs that yucky, salty de-icer when you can just pour some beet juice on it!

Save animal paws, trees, plants and our water systems from the impact of road salt by clicking Beet Juice Mania to watch a video about how it’s done!

Hey, why don’t you let me know how it works?

It hasn’t snowed much in Peterborough, otherwise I would have tried it out myself…

‘I’m Sorry I Didn’t Finish The Job’

So hilarious!!! Trump is a sociopath and this Eagle knows it.


Read the Eagle’s apology:   ‘I’m Sorry I Didn’t Finish The Job’

“the visual of an American bald eagle ridding this world of Donald Trump is just about the best metaphor of all time. It might be the single thing that could convince Trump supporters that a racist billionaire who wants to scapegoat minorities is bad for the USA.”

 

And if this hasn’t convinced you enough of this man’s pure evil let me remind you of Charles Manson.

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Similarities?

Reading List: November 2015

 January | February | March | April |May | June | July |  | October November | December/ January / February 2016

Exams are coming up!
It has been a busy month and continues to be so.  Usually when I write this list, I only add books that I have completed, although there are so many interesting texts that I am reading in my classes!  What I will plan to do next year is mention the relevant texts, perhaps noting that I haven’t completed the book. It’s nice to share the info. If I can supply links, then I will :}

» Nov 2
Death of a Salesman  by Arthur Miller

You are not a special snowflake. Neither is Willy Loman. None of us are, really.
By striving to achieve autonomy and a well-known identity, the Salesman struggles to cling to the realities of life.
This book is great, but it is also quite sad… despite this, it is very relevant to the human condition.

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» Nov 30

Brave New World by Aldous Huxley

GOOD BOOK! Read it! It is messed up. Begs its readers to ask questions like:

– What does it mean to be human?
– Would you like to live in the Brave New World?
– Are these people really happy?
– Is it better to be conditioned or to think freely?

Also: HOW DOES THE BOOK END??! (without giving away too much, I was very confused)