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Across Canada, police surveillance and intervention have long been a reality for groups working to stop development of fossil fuel extraction, including pipeline construction and fracking. But the passage of a new terrorism bill could represent an “open season on First Nations who are speaking out,” says an activist.
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When they started lumping environmentalists with "terrorists", I knew that all this anti-terrorism hype was really anti-freedom and pro police-state. 
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Our solar system is weird. First of all, it doesn’t look much like other ones we’ve been finding. A lot of those have Jupiter-size giant planets orbiting very close in to their parents stars (“hot Jupiters”), closer even than Mercury orbits the Sun. By contrast, our Jupiter orbits the Sun...
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When we think about life in the solar system, we tend to look to Mars. But science has broadened our minds in recent times—science has a way of doing that—and many scientists are turning their attention to the outer solar system. There are moons made of ice there, and some...
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I dug another hole!
Satellites show giant hole ringed by 20 'baby craters'.
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Caw caw...
There is some more bird news today, and this is at once fascinating and heartwarming. The BBC News reports that an eight-year-old girl in Seattle, Gabi Mann, is in a reciprocal trade relationship—o...
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Dawn approaches Ceres. The spacecraft Dawn, that is, and the asteroid Ceres, the largest of the rocks orbiting the Sun between Mars and Jupiter. Dawn has been headed slowly toward Ceres for many months now, and only recently has its target been big enough to see as more than a...
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Ever year around the end of February, after a long winter, Arctic ice reaches its maximum extent. This year that happened around Feb. 25, when it encompassed 14.54 million square kilometers of ice around the North Pole. Sound like a lot? It’s not. Really, really not. This year’s maximum extent...
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Australia outlaws warrant canaries. Slowly they start closing the loopholes.
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More from Harper and his goons...
 
"The first and main concern is the privacy issue...since the information is to be shared by different levels of government and different governmental bodies. There is a risk that privacy can be compromised. The more information is transferred and shared,…
"The first and main concern is the privacy issue...since the information is to be shared by different levels of government and different governmental bodies. There is a risk that privacy can be compromised. The more information is transferred and shared, the greater the risk of security of the information." Nearly twenty years ago, that was Stephen Harper, then a Reform Party MP warning against the privacy implications of an electronic voter r...
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“A life is like a garden. Perfect moments can be had, but not preserved, except in memory. LLAP”
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Wow,  what a tool...
The Content Industry Connect conference, which was held in Toronto yesterday, featured a panel of leading television executives from Bell, the CBC, Corus, Rogers, and Shaw Media. Several people were live-tweeting the event when a comment from Rogers Senior Vice President David Purdy caught my eye. According to Kelly Lynne Ashton, a media policy expert, Purdy called on the Canadian government to shut down the use of virtual private networks:
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About time... I'm wearing this body down to crap....
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