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Silence of the Labs

This fantastic CBC Fifth Estate documentary exposes the incredible damage to science that the Harper government finds inconvenient. It is no wonder they are are also trying to kill the CBC too.

The message here is: Ignorance over evidence.
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I'm planning to be there.
Actually these demos are really boring and I often wonder how effective they really are. Does Harper give a shit? But what else to do other than vote him out in the fall.

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If you support changing BC's Family Day to coincide with the rest of Canada then please add your name to this petition. Help reach the first goal of 15,000 supporters...they are almost there. Also consider writing to your MLA to make them aware of this petition.
Family Day was originally created to give people time off to spend with their families. For the rest of Canada that celebrates Family Day, it occurs on the third Monday of February except in British Columbia (B.C.). In 2012, B.C. Premier Christy Clark decided to pass the Family Day Act, which made the second Monday of February BC's very own Family Day. Having B.C.'s Family Day out of sync with the rest of the country has spurred economic and so...
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BREAKING: Plane crashes in Taiwan river

A TransAsia Airways plane crashed in a Taipei river.

Details: https://plus.google.com/s/TransAsia%20Airways%20crash
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First Harper came for the scientists
I remained silent
I was not a scientist

When he came for healthcare
I remained silent
I was not a doctor

When he came for the veterans
I remained silent
I was not a veteran

When he came for the Muslims
I remained silent
I was not a Muslim

When he came for me
There was no one left to speak out.

- acknowledgements to Martin Niemöller
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Thoughts on the upcoming Translink Referendum.

We essentially have two governmental bodies with fundamentally opposing viewpoints both trying to solve the same problem.

Translink's philosophy is to get everyone out of their cars and into public transit. The body that governs roads is tasked with the opposite problem of building the very roads Translink wants us to stop using. This is an insane way to solve the transportation problem.

What we need is a single body that manages transportation, that deals with all forms of moving people around, and relies on well founded evidence to take the long term view of how to do that without resorting to ideology. It should be funded separately from General Revenue and be held accountable in some meaningful way.
It should be pragmatic so that it understands where public transit is applicable and where cars are applicable.

It should have a long term vision to plan ahead for the future of transportation such as self-drive cars that if successful will fundamentally change our notion of transportation forever. Only a single agency that can see this big picture will have a chance of succeeding.

Translink is a testament to the past and cannot possibly fulfill this mandate. It is broken. So, no, I don't want to throw more money at Translink. I want a realistic, practical long-term transportation solution, not a narrow, short-term transit solution.
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Party of One by Michael Harris.

This book has all the intensity and intrigue of a John Grisham novel as Harris carefully details all the changes Harper has made to Canada since coming to power. I could not put it down.

Harris's attention to details and facts will give you an incredible insight in to the reasons behind the changes Harper has made, and the scandals and corruption that swirl around this man. Regardless of your political persuasion, you will learn things about Harper you did not know.

I could not find the Kindle edition in Canada, but got the eBook from Google which can be read on any Android or Apple device.

Published by Penguin:
http://penguinrandomhouse.ca/books/978067006701/party-one…
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Let me know when you want to get it for your tablet and I will show you how.
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This petition aims to move the current Family Day to the same day that the rest of Canada as well as America celebrate it. If Christy Clark's motivation behind creating this holiday was "about spending time together with the people most important to them," then it just makes sense to move it to a date that would allow the most number of people to have a relaxing day with their family.
Family Day was originally created to give people time off to spend with their families. More importantly, it was placed in February in order to provide working citizens with a day off between New Years Day and Good Friday since these two holidays are three months apart. For the rest of Canada that celebrates Family Day, it occurs on the third Monday of February except in British Columbia (BC). In 2012, BC Premier Christy Clark decided to pass the...
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What makes YOU so special that you feel it should be changed to suit YOUR lifestyle??  Some people are NEVER satisfied! :P
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How is Stephen Harper doing?

The Globe & Mail is conducting a survey to be published on Feb 7. 
Be sure to respond.
Take our poll to rate how you think Canada has fared after nine years with Harper in office
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Harper just took his first chance to cut $36 billion from Canada’s public health care and he’s breaking the pact that all Canadians should get equal care, no matter what province you live in. We have to stop this! Click here to stop the sabotage.
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My rant I sent to Westjet on using their meal purchase website for our upcoming flight with them. Feel free to share:

Dear Westjet

I would like to give you some feed back on my experience using your meal purchase website for an upcoming flight, that you were considerate enough to email me a reminder.

First, why would you start the process by asking me to select a flight number from a insanely long drop-list of flight numbers (very bad UI design), and then select a date from a calendar? Since you already know I am booked on a flight with you - you sent me an email reminder remember - and have given me a booking reference number, why not just ask for that and then pick up all my information from there?

Instead you go on to ask me to re-enter all the passenger names that you already know about. You already have this information from the booking so you should be able to simply let me select the passengers who want food service from a list.

When I tried to select the same food item for me and my wife, I got mysterious error saying I had reached my limit! and had to select a different item for her.

Then, when we get to the payment section I have to enter my email address, which of course I know you already have since you sent the reminder to me at that address. And then you commit that worst of all web design errors that drives me insane by asking me to retype my email address like it is a password! This results in me using copy & paste into the repeat field thus defeating any possible reason for doing this, and adding even more frustration.

The final insult is then asking me to enter my booking number at the very end of the process as a mandatory field, which means flipping out to another screen to go find it. My frustration is now extreme because this is what you should have asked for first which would have made this whole process easy and streamlined.

Grade: FAIL
User Experience: HORRIBLE
Frustration with Westjet: EXTREME
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Or is it that we are just getting old and crotchety? :-)
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