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UNCLE VITAS THE LUSH

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Lou Flores

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Stratford Festival, Ontario 2016
The Forum
“The Challenge of Science”

So, these two physicists and a philosopher walk on stage. This shaggy dog story is only for those who know the difference between a quantum and a quark. Today at The Studio we were conducted into the realm of our current understanding of physics, the cosmological constant, and the challenge of science today. On the panel was Neil Turok, former professor at Cambridge and Princeton and now director of the Perimeter Institute in Theoretical Physics; Margaret Wertheim, science writer and media commentator with a talented background in pure and applied mathematical constructs; and Mark Kingwell, author, professor, and associate chair of philosophy at the University of Toronto.
We discovered that as science reflects the nature of society that the state of such areas as mathematics and physics may be suffering. There is evidence of a level of stagnation in the field of new research that is composed of an elite few and most of those are white males. There is a need to expand our knowledge by broadening the base to include additional women and people of color. What is required are more minds working on the issues of science. Notice that it took 100 years for Black Holes to be substantiated. It took 60 years to create the methodologies to prove the existence of Higgs boson. Theories it would seem require a good deal of effort not only to formulate, but also to verify.
It was posited that we seem to know a great deal about the miniscule (subatomic structures) and the very large (cosmological content); however, we know less about the “middle zone” where humanity resides. For example, how does life work; what is consciousness; what is the nature of human psychology; and how do societies relate to one another.
We look to science to create profound ideas and new inventions. It is clear that science has overtaken religion as our means of explaining the world. Yet, it would seem impossible to ask science to explain such entities as beauty, morality, altruism, or selfishness. We also notice that science is based upon data and observation, but that we often take such information and “bend” it for our uses in a form of political “truthiness.” Where hard science is about reason and rationality the “softer” sciences (sociology and psychology for example) are relying upon empirical data and mathematical formulae to justify their studies. What we were left with is that we can teach science and math, but we how do we endow wisdom or the moral endeavors that fortify society.
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Sandra Meliefste

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Saw the debut ...was filmed close to home, Leduc oil museum.
Corb grew upin Southern Alberta. Actually worked in my friends store...
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Awesome tune!
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UNCLE VITAS THE LUSH

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GREAT CANADIAN STUFF
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It was my pleasure when I was Road Manager for Crowbar, to tour with these guys out west....you should have heard the crowd at the Cal Stampede when they opened their set with this hit! Love them!

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Jamrek Afrika

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Daniel “SpocKirk” Buhler

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+Rusty no, they already know who you are. FYI your question has been deemed unpatriotic and a officer will be around shortly to collect you for questioning. 
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Eamon Decker

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Canadian Pacific iron bridge in Severn Falls, Ontario
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I"v been fishing under that bridge.Not far from Coldwater.
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Ross Beaudry

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Happy Nunavut Day!
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Happy Nunavut Day!
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The best canadian rider: Super Ian Millar.

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Michele Hax

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Love Canada, +Dian Pink, and happy to be invited! One day I'll drop in her to see her nature collection! Edit--Whoops, was that political?
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The reason is wealth$.ly canadains don't like waiting...
Don't get out of Healthcare...one day you could lose everything if you get sick..and don't count on your insurance to cover the cost...
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SIR GEORGE PREVOST

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And again, more fantastic Canadian talent......ENJOY!
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Sandra Meliefste

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Keep On Truckin, Saskatchewan Canada
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Awesome picture.
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Lou Flores

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The Forum:
“After the Victory”
Speak of weighty subjects conveyed by pundits who used a plethora of polysyllabic palaver. Today an audience of 300 heard three of Canada’s foremost academic and governmental advisors share a discourse on the current socio-political condition of the world. There is no doubt that these are troubled times and for just over an hour the issues of geopolitics centering on the Middle East were thrashed about at the Tom Patterson stage. In attendance were Hugh Segal, author, constitutional strategist, once Chief of Staff to Prime Minister Mulroney, and later a Senator; Janice Stein, CBC commentator and Professor at the Munk School U of T in political science; and finally Steve Toope Harvard graduate, formerly President of UBC, and now Director of the Munk School of Global Affairs at U of T.
This august trio spoke to how the West must deal with the rising tensions that are evident throughout the globe. Indeed, the recent terror events in Nice, France and in Turkey are indicative that more panic and bloodletting are to come. It is clear now that lone wolves can use crude trucks to mow people down in masses. And who is to blame? Is it possible that it is the West itself with its misguided thought that liberal democracy can solve the problems of the world? Furthermore, it is certain that there is a rise in evangelical religiosity and theocratic repression that has stymied any “progress” that the West has deemed fit in the form of international aid and social change. America, has not exhibited the staying power that it shared in Europe after World War 2 or on the Korean Peninsula. For decades U.S. troops were stationed overseas “protecting the peace.” In the current generation America has demonstrated that it has no stomach for another series of decades with soldiers on the ground in places like Afghanistan or Iraq. Having said that the question was asked why is Syria still in flames with no end in sight.
This was an erudite sixty minutes with no resolution, and how could there be in these murky waters. However, such dialogues brought forth by men and women of substance bring these issues and horrors out to face the light of day giving us time to pause and ponder what to do next.
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tom kimsal

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Is the town of Wawa Ontario due for some pay back for this chain store in the USA using the towns name and the Canada goose its town symble . Wawa means big goose in native language .
 
Turns out that Wawa's trademark, the Canada goose, is also a snowbird. Wawa will open 50 new stores this year, half in Florida.
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Well setup
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Eamon Decker

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An old Drive in Theatre near Elmvale, Ontario
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Great set of pics from your discovery 
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Lou Flores

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The Wimbledon Men's Final is on Sunday with a Canuck facing a Brit. Let's see if Raonic can take his first Grand Slam against Murray. Cheers...
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