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A detailed look at two very different understandings of the Bhagavad Gita and how those influenced history. 
How did Indian tradition transform the Bhagavad Gita into a bible for pacifism, when it began life as an epic argument persuading a warrior to engage in a battle, indeed, a particularly brutal, lawless, internecine war?
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"What’s Happening to Canada?" Ralph Nader asks. His open letter concerns Harper's hyperbole on terrorism & the bad bill #C51 #cdnpoli
February 18, 2015. The Right Honourable Stephen Harper, P.C., M.P. 80 Wellington Street Ottawa, ON K1A 0A2. Dear Prime Minister: Many Americans love Canada and the specific benefits that have come to our country from our northern neighbor's many achievements (see Canada Firsts by Nader, ...
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It's what you'd get in the US if Rick Perry and Sarah Palin got elected to the Whitehouse. With Michelle Bachman as Secretary of Sate.

Crazy fascist oil drillers, eh?
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This Walrus article explains the frightening degree to which we can be #censored, and have significant rights and #freedoms taken away through the Conservatives' awful new #C-51, which is disguised as an anti-terrorism measure. 
The government’s new security bill is designed to scrub “terrorist propaganda” from the Internet. It will also curtail freedom of thought
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Archivist job security.
An important part of long-term thinking is the never-ending search for very long-lived methods of information storage. A perfect, eternal storage medium still eludes us;...
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John Lydon talks about how important libraries are (to him and the world).
Transcript “...Yes, Saturday 7 February is National Libraries Day. Be there. Be there. Libraries are the most important essential part of our
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This story about a couple that left their careers to immerse themselves in medical research on prions is inspiring. 
A woman and her husband are racing to find a treatment for her deadly genetic sleep disorder before symptoms set in.
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À l'échelle de la province, les bibliothèques publiques sont de plus en plus fréquentées et le nombre d'emprunts augmente également.

Il en va de même pour le prêt numérique, qui depuis son arrivée connaît une croissance exponentielle! http://bit.ly/1BgZm65

Pour plus de détails et de statistiques sur l'étude de l'Observatoire de la culture et des communications du Québec : http://bit.ly/1Lmwprm
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Les bibliothèques publiques sont de plus en plus utilisées au Québec, selon les informations publiées jeudi par l'Observatoire de la culture et des communications du...
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Video of Montreal in the winter.  Michael James Murray used a drone to film it. 

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Infringing on our civil rights is not acceptable. Harper's gov't needs to stop using terrorism as a ploy to go where it has no business.
C-51 will remove reasonable restraints on Canadian security authorities but give them no new resources or strategies to do their real work
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I just came across two articles while browsing separate social media sources that are nicely related. In one, German Ambassador Harald Braun wrote about the importance of the human right to privacy. http://goo.gl/H7T5tM In the other Michael Geist brought up the Conservatives' last-minute efforts to reform PIPEDA. http://goo.gl/WHp64e
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A small group of very vocal musicians has decided that the new target of their anger, after attacking cyberlockers, search engines and torrent sites, should be legal, authorized streaming services. They've decided that the payouts from these...
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Information professional, analyst, writer, board game inventor, content strategist, student mastering library & information studies (archives focus)
Employment
  • Concordia University
    WCM System Migration Project Team Member, 2013 - present
    I'm collaborating with Concordia University’s academic and administrative units to ensure that the university’s digital presence reflects its identity and strategic priorities. I develop, enhance, manage, and help others develop content suiting public and private Web sites, mobile and social media, and newsletters. I work within the university's communications services department.
  • Adomoc International
    Founder, 2010 - present
    I'm making a global space for people to get information, discuss, purchase, and otherwise aggregate around the strategy board game, Adomoc.
  • Technology Evaluation Centers
    Director of Knowledge Services, 2002 - 2013
    I led and directed the content development and publishing strategies for advisory firm, Technology Evaluation Centers (TEC). As such, I was responsible for directing the bulk of the research analyst work, which centred around in-depth evaluation of enterprise software systems for end user clients. I developed many of the company's research and decision support models, reports, and services. I oversaw custom research projects (for both end users and software vendors), took the lead on its information management (ECM/WCM/collaboration) research and practices, as well as established its writing, editing, translation, and data management teams. I managed teams of up to 30 people.
  • Technology Evaluation Centers
    Content Manager & Open Source Analyst, 2002 - 2008
  • Intraware
    Content Manager, 1999
    I started a software analyst, moved into copyediting and content management, and took on marketing writing and PR roles.
  • John F. Kennedy University
    Lab/Network Technician, 1997
  • BASS
    WAN System Administrator & ACD Admin, 1993
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Josh Chalifour
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Errant Being
Introduction
My epic will be a taxonomy of invisible rules that enable, starting with birth. 

My livelihood focuses on information management disciplines. I've analyzed large quantities of information for enterprise decision support services, synthesized competitive intelligence, and researched the systems to manage and present it all.

I'm especially interested in intellectual liberty, digital media, culture, information and content strategy, emerging technology currents, long-term thinking and archival problems, environmental symbiosis, and the issues intersecting these things.

I conceived and launched the Adomoc board game (abstract strategy), have written some novels (unpublished) and poems, and collaborated on musical scribble and a son. I enjoy exploring the deep crevices of grammar and sound. Everything else is improvised.
Bragging rights
I'm not dead yet.
Education
  • McGill University
    Library and Information Studies (MLIS), present
  • University of California Berkeley
    Philosophy (BA), 1999
  • UC Berkeley Extension
    Editing Courses, 2000
  • AT&T
    Certification in AT&T Definity PBX Administration, 1995
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What’s Happening to Canada? Open letter to P.M. | The Nader Page
blog.nader.org

February 18, 2015. The Right Honourable Stephen Harper, P.C., M.P. 80 Wellington Street Ottawa, ON K1A 0A2. Dear Prime Minister: Many Americ

Demand that your vote count
petition.ndp.ca

Far too many Canadians are currently represented in Parliament by people they voted against. Over 60% of Canadians did not vote for Stephen

Double Your Impact / Doublez votre appui
jdrfca.donordrive.com

Event landing page for Double Your Impact / Doublez votre appui

German Government Refuses FOI Request By Pointing Out Document Already L...
www.techdirt.com

Freedom of information requests are a powerful way of finding out things that governments would rather not reveal. As a result, requests are

La mémoire de l’art
www.ledevoir.com

Les feuilles jaunies des archives mènent partout, y compris à l'art horticole contemporain....

The Three Breakthroughs That Have Finally Unleashed AI on the World | WIRED
www.wired.com

The AI on the horizon looks more like Amazon Web Services—cheap, reliable, industrial-grade digital smartness running behind everything, and

Strange Trip: Artist takes LSD in 1955, while doctor interviews him on film
dangerousminds.net

The study of the psychological effects of LSD was fairly widespread in the United States and the UK during the 50’s and 60’s producing thous

Type 1 diabetes breakthrough using stem cell research raises hope for cure
www.theguardian.com

Experts at Harvard University use stem cells to create insulin-producing beta cells in large quantities, and say human transplantation trial

Concerted Disruption, Climb Aboard
www.technologyevaluation.com

Labeled a disruptive technology, it's changing the landscape of enterprise software development, distribution, and consumption. Open source

Question Period faces calls for a re-design after nasty exchange in the ...
www.cbc.ca

When the leader of the Opposition, Tom Mulcair stood in Question Period to ask about Canada's mission in Iraq ,

CBC News - Millennials at New Canada Conference vow to change 'broken' n...
www.cbc.ca

Young delegates at the New Canada Conference faced a daunting task – envision how Canada should change to address the challenges facing the

Lessons from Uruguay’s drug reform
opencanada.org

When the Uruguayan parliament approved a 44-article bill legalizing the production, sale and consumption of marijuana in November 2013, inte

These Giant Copper Orbs Show Just How Much Metal Comes From a Mine | Des...
www.wired.com

An artist seeks to make the social issues of mines visceral, by simply calculating just how much metal comes from a mine.

The Shape of Ideas
www.incidentalcomics.com

You can order a poster at my shop.

Thérèse Casgrain vendetta accusation 'ridiculous,' says PMO
www.cbc.ca

A spokesman for Prime Minister Stephen Harper dismisses accusations from the opposition parties and others that the government is erasing th

Beverley McLachlin, chief justice, deserves apology from PM, internation...
www.cbc.ca

A major international legal organization says Prime Minister Stephen Harper owes Canada’s chief justice an apology, following an unprecedent

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We provide web hosting services in Canada

“Magic in the Moonlight” and “A Most Wanted Man” Reviews
www.newyorker.com

Woody Allen’s "Magic in the Moonlight" expresses a longing for, and a skepticism toward, the supernatural. Philip Seymour Hoffman’s last maj

Montreal wants police force to do more contract work
www.cbc.ca

City Hall is asking Montreal’s police department to look into ways it might generate additional revenue for the city by expanding its servic