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WATCH: White Woman and Black Man Switch Mikes . . . And It's Astounding

Two students teach incredible lesson about privilege and empathy.
Two students teach incredible lesson about privilege and empathy.
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You might want to reconsider using Hola. Say goodbye to American Netflix.
 
In this case, if you weren't paying, you really are the product:
Hola Better Internet is a popular Firefox and Chrome extension that allows you to watch blocked content overseas. However, there’s something more nefarious going on behind the scenes: the company is selling the bandwidth of Hola users to anyone with money to buy, effectively turning its users into a botnet for hire. The Always Up-to-Date Guide to Streaming Blocked Content Overseas The Always Up-to-Date Guide to Streaming Blocked Content Overseas ...
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Live your life in a way that the Westboro Baptist Church will picket your funeral
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A Salvadoran delegation is in Canada this week to warn of how investor provisions threaten democracy, public health, and environment.

#TPP #TTIP #CETA #TradeDeals
In a case illustrating the dangers of corporate-friendly provisions buried in trade deals like the Trans-Pacific Partnership, a secret tribunal is on the brink of issuing a ruling any day that that could force the Central American country of El Salvador to pay $301 million to a Canadian-Australian gold-mining firm.
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Some days, Mona Lee, 20, starts work at McDonald’s in Kansas City, Missouri, at 6 a.m., ends her shift at 1 p.m., and then immediately starts another shift at Sonic, which ends at 8 p.m. But since both jobs pay just $7.25 an hour, she still often doesn’t earn enough...
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Liberal supporters found a very powerful way to send Trudeau a strong message: "You voted C-51, you lost my vote."
Social media is abuzz with images of Liberal supporters symbolically cutting up their party membership cards after their leader Justin Trudeau voted in favour of Bill C-51 at the anti-terrorism legislation's third reading in the House of Commons. Disillusioned supporters also plastered Trudeau's ...
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Narrated by Stephen Fry no less!
 
What is the Self? Watch Philosophy Animations Narrated by Stephen Fry​.  Created by the BBC, the videos cover Sartre, Descartes & More.
Gillian Anderson (The X-Files) speak on what makes us human, the origins of the universe, and whether technology has changed us, and Harry Shearer speak on ethics — or rather, you've heard them narrate short educational animations from the BBC scripted by Philosophy Bites' Nigel Warburton.
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  • Simon Fraser University
    Political Science, 2014 - present
  • Langara College
    Political Science, 2013 - 2013
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There is a point to all of this, and I'm sure it involves me doing what I can to create a just world.
Introduction
Studying poli-sci at SFU. Also love philosophy and psychology.

Follow me on Twitter: @rahsf

Formerly a marketing consultant. Passionate about brand development for small-businesses that are putting a better world first. Lots of experience building strategies that make sense for small companies. Top-notch marketing communications writer. 



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Let's see... I jumped out of an airplane once. I had a parachute on at the time. Is that brag-worthy? In more recent news, I decided to hit the reset button a few years ago and follow a passion I've had for years. I'm finally working on my degree!
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Amazon Bought This Man's Company. Now He's Coming for Them
www.businessweek.com

An Amazon veteran is launching a shopping site that’s part Costco, part mall, and all anti-Amazon

Ayn Rand-loving CEO destroys his empire
www.salon.com

The invisible hand waves bye-bye to Eddie Lampert, whose business plan has run Sears into the ground

Drunken Rich Kid: "My Dad Owns Half of Fucking Manhattan"
gawker.com

Three things rich kids are known to enjoy: Drinking, brunch, and telling everybody how successful their parents are. Meet Gerry, who appears

Supreme Court had 'no other choice' in landmark ruling: lawyer
www.cbc.ca

What are the implications of the Tsilhqot’in Nation case for Canada? Anishinaabe lawyer David C. Nahwegahbow says, "It is quite likely that

Bobby Womack’s Sexual Democracy
www.thedailybeast.com

On Friday, the great American singer-songwriter behind hits like “Woman’s Gotta Have It” and “If You Think You’re Lonely Now” passed away fr

Make Hard Choices Easier by Looking within Yourself
lifehacker.com

Hard choices are hard because neither option seems outright better than the other. In this TED talk, Philosopher Ruth Chang explains that th

Why Is Google Threatening to Pull Indie Artists From YouTube?
www.slate.com

At this point, we’re all used to watching Amazon go to the mat with publishers over book prices. Is it Thursday? Oh, then Amazon must be yan

WikiLeaks publishes 'secret draft' of world trade agreement
www.cbc.ca

WikiLeaks has published what it calls "the secret draft text for the Trade in Services Agreement Financial Services Annex," apparently cover

Netflix speed rankings show Rogers still last among Big 3
www.cbc.ca

A ranking by online streaming company Netflix shows progress at the bottom end of the spectrum of how quickly Canadian customers are able to

Brazil's World Cup facelift 'militarizing' the favelas
www.cbc.ca

The army map for one of Rio's tougher favelas is colour-coded, Susan Ormiston reports: red for the drug zones, pink for stolen cars, black f

Father Takes Heartwarming Photos Of His Children And Their Animals In Ru...
www.boredpanda.com

Sebastian Łuczywo is a father-of-two who creates stunning and heart-warming photos of his family and pets in a small, quaint and beautiful r

Biggest NSA leaks are yet to come, Glenn Greenwald says in interview | A...
america.aljazeera.com

Former Guardian journalist speaks to Al Jazeera's John Seigenthaler about NSA leaks and Edward Snowden’s life in Russia

No-tip restaurants fight to gain traction
www.cbc.ca

A B.C. restaurant owner will soon be joining a handful of U.S. restaurants that have adopted a "no tipping" policy, a move that could boost

Netflix speed rankings place Bell 1st, Rogers last
www.cbc.ca

A ranking by streaming company Netflix says Bell has the fastest internet speeds in Canada, and Rogers has the slowest.

Police crack down on May Day protests in Turkey, Cambodia | Al Jazeera A...
america.aljazeera.com

On International Workers’ Day, rallies turn violent in Turkey; Russians hold first May 1 march in Red Square since 1991

Elizabeth Warren Is the Teacher
www.esquire.com

Her message has gained her many powerful enemies. And it has a lot of people very eager for Elizabeth Warren to run for president.

The white tourist’s burden | Al Jazeera America
america.aljazeera.com

Growing Western demand for altruistic vacations is feeding white-savior industrial complex

Iraqi Farouk al-Kasim behind Norway oil fund that is envy of world
www.cbc.ca

Thanks partly to the efforts of a geologist originally from Iraq, Norway has squirrelled much of its oil revenue away in a fund for future g

McDonald's feels heat over low wages | Al Jazeera America
america.aljazeera.com

Fast-food franchise lists growing movement for higher pay among a number of 'risk factors' in its latest stock filing

Taxing the rich is good for the economy, IMF says - Business - CBC News
www.cbc.ca

A new paper by researchers at the International Monetary Fund appears to debunk a tenet of conservative economic ideology — that taxing the