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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.~

KAIROS Thanksgiving Message + Blanket Exercise

Mass Blanket Exercise on Parliament Hill during the Truth and Reconciliation Commission‘s Calls to Action.

I should have shared this before Thanksgiving, but it is always important to be thankful for what we have. Everyday! Not just on holidays.

I am gracious for being able to travel to Ottawa this summer so I could hear the stories of survivors at TRC. I feel like things are changing and there is hope for the future. Being a part of this video makes me feel like I’m part of this history! What an honor.

Created by KAIROS, the model of the blanket exercise is used to gain perspective on the true history of Canada; how colonization affected the people who lived here first.

As a Canadian who is living on the land where many consider genocide to have occurred, I think the blanket exercise humbled me incredibly. History books in school lied to me.

This is a very quick activity and is free to use by anyone, anywhere (offices, classrooms, community events etc.) it has even been adapted to be used with grades 1 and up.

The Blanket Exercise Manual

Scrolls for Grades 4-8 Exercise

Facebook; Creepy or Connected?

Δ Did you know ∇

You can read the history of anybody’s edits

FB-Edits

Someone editing for political correctness.
Kinda makes you think….

Windows 10; Creepy or Connected?

When the free upgrade for Windows 10 launched, I jumped.
I thought it was a good thing to get the free upgrade and in my stupidity I did not consider that I was the guinea pig for bug fixes, updates and discovering new flaws to the operating system.windowsmessenger

What started my general dislike for this system is having to get a Windows Live account. It’s been YEARS since I used MSN!!
(I also thought it strange to have to LOG IN to my computer using an online account)

When I read the Terms & Conditions I learned about all these ‘security features’ and things Microsoft learns from your computer.
-*ALWAYS READ THE TERMS & CONDITIONS*- 

I felt pretty uncomfortable with Cortana and immediately searched for ways to disable all features that can collect information such as my name, nicknames, calendar events and more. It took a lot of work and I had to do some digging to modify the system in a way I felt was safe and maintained my privacy.

After a lot of thought, I reverted back to my original operating system because there were far too many things about Windows 10 that I did not like including everything mentioned below.

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I strongly suggest any PC users read this article. NOW.

Top 5 Gripes about Windows 10 – Major Geeks
(the reason I wrote this post)

 

THANK THE PC GODS THAT YOU CAN GO BACK TO WINDOWS 7/8.

This Agenda’s new life – 31

GO GREEN #31

Go online and learn more about endangered species. Research why the organism is endangered and how you can help.

#32 is very similar.  I pulled up some photos of the endangered species I was drawn to.

Use this to get you started: IUCN Redlist  & WWF Endangered Species Directory


What’s going on? Agenda Resurrected!

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This Agenda’s new life – 1

GO GREEN #1

Become an informed consumer. Research green claims made by companies you regularly support/buy from. Ask questions like:

Do they test on animals? What kind of energy do they use to power their factories? Is your tuna dolphin-friendly?

Then find out the answers!

Free thinkers are dangerous, especially to big companies. Once you can make informed decisions about what you want to support with the purchases you make, you will become their worst nightmare. I promise.


What’s going on? Agenda Resurrected!
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This Agenda’s new life – 3

GO GREEN #3

Educate your family and friends about what it means to live sustainably.

what does living sustainably mean!?

Using Earth’s natural resources carefully and responsibly to make sure they will be available for future use. Always consider the next 7 generations and how they will be affected by the choices you make today.


What’s going on? Agenda Resurrected!
Wanna read more Go Green?

This Agenda’s new life – 32

GO GREEN #32

Look through the IUCN Red List (www.iucnredlist.org) to discover the status of species you find interesting.

New Zealand Sea Lions – Endangered

Striated Bush Frog – Endangered

Chain Moray – Least Concern

Franklin Tree – Extinct in the Wild

What’s going on? Agenda Resurrected!
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Write Tactics 3

Written Self Portrait.

Discover yourself using a stream of consciousness.
Write without stopping.
Change it up as you go, or wait until you finish and tweak it.
→ It can feel pretty meditative if you do it on paper… you might learn a few things about yourself.

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