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On the Shores of Nova Scotia 1940s in color
 
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https://www.oldhistoryns.ca This video was in very rough shape when it was found. I was blow away what saw through very bad pictures. This was neat to take a look at what life was like in 1940s in Nova Scotia. It shows in the video the good life our people were living here at that time mid 1940s. I was able to restore this video for the public to see what Nova Scotia people live like in 1940s. This video shows the spirit of Nova Scotia people and how they seem so very happy living back then. It shows young boys catching Kayak fish on the rivers of Nova Scotia. Blue Rock NS, Peggy’s Cove, Lunenburg shipyards, the Lahave, Bridgewater NS, and all the History of Nova Scotia South Shore coast line at that time. We very proud to be able to find such a nice video of Nova Scotia History and to restore it for everyone to see this these wonderful pieces of Nova Scotia history, We think it very important to remember our History it shows who we are and how we got here! 1940s were simple and was hard work but the people seem too much more alive as community. February 26, 1894 – June 12, 1980) was an American producer, director, writer and narrator, known from the early 1930s as "The Voice of the Globe." FitzPatrick made nearly 300 films in a career that spanned five decades. He was, in some ways, the heir to Charles Urban's approach to making travelogues: they concentrated on the picturesque elements of a nation visited—architecture and landscape—and not, so much, the people. IMDB reproduces an unsourced quote from FitzPatrick which reads, "How would I have gained admittance to those countries if I had commented on their social problems? I made my pictures at a time when travel was almost impossible for the average person. I believe I showed people what they would have wanted to see if they could have gone themselves. I don't recall anyone ever requesting a tour of slums and prisons." Fitzpatrick also relates to Charles Urban in his advocacy of color, which he first employed in "Charles Gounod" (1928), a film in the Famous Music Master Series.]When I was a young child I remember on the first half of the programme at the pictures we would often be presented with a travelogue usually featuring "The Voice of the Globe" - James FitzPatrick. We all found them frightfully interesting as most of us were too poor to even go beyond the tram terminus. Made in Technicolor, they made you feel as though you were there. For those who may not have memories that stray back that far, Mr. FitzPatrick narrated the travelogues rather quaintly himself and some of his phrases such as "As the sun sinks slowly in the west, we must say farewell to...." have been lampooned on occasion and stick forever in the mind. I notice that Turner Classic Movies has been featuring some of these items between pictures now and then and it causes me to enquire as to who now owns the films? And, presumably what is shown on the telly are just prints that have been in circulation for some time - would the original negatives still be in existence from which sparkling new Technicolor prints could be made? I feel that a whole new audience would find these films fascinating - even though Mr. FitzPatrick does refer to some peoples as "native savages" in his colourful old-fashioned phraseolog With the coming of television, Hollywood began to reduce their reliance on short subjects and many shorts departments began to close; FitzPatrick owned his own unit and managed to survive longer than many internal studio units, but the writing was on the wall by the time he bowed out. FitzPatrick Pictures produced only five features, and three of these intended for release only in the UK; the last one, "Song of Mexico" (1945) was released by Republic Pictures. In the twenty-first century, the Travel talks are notable for preserving city spaces before many of them had skyscrapers or international hotel chains, and ways of life that are now defunct, though these are presented in a very general way. The TravelTalks are often shown yet today on Turner Classic Movies as filler material between features.
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Mountie says he has 'legal right' to smoke medical marijuana in uniformpast away
 
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Ron Francis, pot-smoking Mountie who suffered from PTSD, found dead Cpl. Ron Francis, the New Brunswick Mountie who garnered national attention for smoking medical marijuana while in uniform, has been found dead of an apparent suicide. The news was announced Monday night by the group Families of the RCMP for PTSD Awareness. “We write this note with a very heavy heart, we have lost another RCMP member, Cpl. Ron Francis who lost his battle with PTSD, today Monday Oct 6th, 2014,” wrote the group in a Monday night post. http://news.nationalpost.com/news/canada/ron-francis-pot-smoking-mountie-who-suffered-from-ptsd-found-dead Last November, Cpl. Francis became known across Canada after he appeared on CBC smoking marijuana while dressed in his RCMP red serge dress uniform. http://www.marijuanaclassaction.com/ A New Brunswick RCMP officer says he has a "legal right" to smoke medically-prescribed marijuana while in uniform, despite objections from his employer. Cpl. Ronald Francis, who has been on the force for more than 20 years, was recently prescribed medical marijuana to help treat his post-traumatic stress disorder symptoms. He told CTV Atlantic that marijuana calms him down and allows him to focus on his job. Because of his PTSD, Francis has been placed on administrative duties and no longer carries a weapon. Photos Ronald Francis RCMP Cpl. Ronald Francis says he has the legal right to smoke medical marijuana while in uniform. But Francis said the RMCP does not want him to smoke the drug while in uniform. "I have the legal right...and have the legal right to be in uniform because I represent members through the DSSR (Division Staff Relations Representative) program," he said. Francis later told the CBC later Thursday that his uniform had been seized. He earlier told the CBC that his prescription allows him three grams of marijuana per day -- or nine to 15 joints, in his estimate. He said he typically has one joint in the morning, at lunchtime and in the evening. In a news release Thursday, the RMCP said: "Any (RCMP) member on a mind-altering drug -- such as marihuana, OxyContin, Dilaudid -- is not permitted to perform operational duties, including carrying a firearm or operating a police vehicle, as this could pose a risk to themselves, a co-worker or the public." The RCMP said PTSD and other work-related injuries are "a real issue for our organization that we take very seriously. "The Commissioner has made it clear both publicly and to the employees of the RCMP that if you get sick or injured on the job, we will look after you -- and we will do it fairly." The news release did not mention whether there is a policy specifically prohibiting officers from smoking medical marijuana on the job. In a statement to CTV News, the office of Public Safety Minister Steven Blaney said: "We expect RCMP members to conduct themselves with the highest integrity and professionalism that comes with their great duty to protect Canadians." The statement went on to say that Blaney "has asked the RCMP Commissioner to take action on this issue and we have been assured that medical treatment of members will not impact the safety of Canadians." Francis told CTV Atlantic that he fears his outspokenness may end his policing career. But he says if the RCMP decides to fire him, he will fight back. "If they plan to fire me, I will sue them, there's no doubt about that."
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Pope Francis Effect on the people
 
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https://www.friends.ca/ The Pope Francis Effect With Pope Francis taking a different approach than his predecessors many believe he's going to make big changes As much as I enjoy talking him up, watching Pope Francis celebrate Mass is—at least for me—a painful experience. From what I can tell, I'm not alone. There's an almost unchecked suspicion that the Holy Father's tendency toward simplicity will usher in the death of the Benedictine reforms. The real suffering servant, some claim, will not turn out to be the humble Bishop of Rome but rather Monsignor Guido Marini, his (at least for now) master of ceremonies. The pope's radical austerity is a sticking point for many—and a profound one, at that. None of this, though, is why I find the new pope's liturgies to be painful. Having watched all of them to date on Radio Vaticana, there's clearly a dimension of frugality at work in Francis's approach to prayer. Of course, there's his Jesuit background—enough said, for most. Add to that almost two decades of on-the-ground, no-frills, get-your-hands-dirty pastoral work and things click even more. His Franciscan moniker is icing on the (not too sweet and maybe just a little stale) cake. Yet the "good stuff" of Catholic liturgy hasn't really lacked all that much. pope-francis-gold-candlesticks The painfulness of the Holy Father's liturgies, I think, arises not from the character or celebration of the Mass itself, but from the clear lack of affection that Pope Francis maintains for the finer points of liturgical precision and splendor. It goes without saying that each of the pope's Masses has been valid, undeniably reverent, and probably more visibly beautiful than all but a handfull of Masses throughout the world. There is noticeably absent, however, the positive liturgical zeal of Benedict—that which many already (wrongly) construe as a negative and destructive force in itself. Denying that Pope Francis isn't Pope Benedict is hardly a criticism against him; furthermore, suggesting that love for the liturgy consists uniquely in Benedict's disposition toward it is short-sighted and thoroughly un-traditional. But why does a lack of affection cause pain? Without supposing to know the Holy Father's heart, it seems clear that the celebrated liturgy, to him, is viewed as something incomplete in itself. That's not to suggest, of course, that he considers it somehow deficient. Rather, in approaching the liturgy, Pope Francis seems always to have in mind its connection to real effects, both in the soul but also in the flesh. We can talk all day about the theology of liturgy—which I've done many times—connecting its ordination to transcendence with the possibility for deeper prayer and more profound acts of charity in daily life. And it's all true—and hopefully even productive of real wisdom. Yet isn't there always something unnerving about leaving that reflection to pursue the inglorious work of serving others? No matter how much we know of the liturgy, its beauty and meaning, rarely does such awareness ever prepare us well to set it all aside and to take up the sullied practice of service. If Benedict reclaimed the Spirit of the Liturgy, then perhaps next for the Church is to focus on its Flesh. I don't suppose that Pope Francis will offer a comprehensive theology in this regard, or even that he should. Indeed, it appears he sees his apostolic vocation in a totally different light than as a theologian. Still, those of us who would continue along more academic lines might do some of that work for him. On the other hand, there is the illuminating observation by Chesterton that what St. Benedict stored up, St. Francis saw as his mission to scatter about. The works of storing up and of sowing are very different ones. The first entails arduous, long labor: gathering a full crop into the barns for safe keeping is no light task. The second, scattering, is perhaps lighter work; though it requires significantly greater risk, since an entire season's hopes are pinned on the irreversible distribution of a very limited and valuable supply of seeds.
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Why is Prime Minister Stephen Harper conection to Israel?
 
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Stephen Harper to visit Israel in 2014 Why is PM Harper connection to Israel and why visti? Prime Minister Stephen Harper basked in the glow of support from Canada's Jewish community on Sunday, announcing a first-ever trip to Israel next year and then breaking into song at a gala fundraising dinner. Hundreds of kilometres away from the battle-like atmosphere of Parliament Hill where the Senate scandal rages on, Harper was clearly relaxed and comfortable enough at the Jewish National Association dinner to belt out his own rendition of the Who's -The Seeker- and a string of other classic songs. But first, he announced an official visit to Israel, as well as Jordan and the Palestinian Authority. -I look forward to visiting the Middle East early next year to explore ways of strengthening peace and security, stimulating sustainable economic growth, and promoting essential Canadian values, such as tolerance and human rights, across the region,- a statement from Harper's office said. Harper also reiterated that Canada will continue to back Israel in the United Nations and elsewhere abroad preaching Israel's right to exist in peace and security. Harper, who didn't wear a suit and tie, then abruptly stopped his speech and offered a musical interlude for his audience. He started with the Who's -The Seeker- and continued on with several more songs, including The Beatles -Hey Jude,- Buddy Holly's -Oh Boy- and Neil Diamond's -Sweet Caroline.- Harper has been unafraid to sing in public in the past, getting up on the stage at events in Calgary in Ottawa. Harper can expect a warm welcome in Israel — the middle eastern country's prime minister Benjamin Netanyahu, gushes openly with public affection for the friend he simply likes to call -Stephen.- $5.7M raised for bird sanctuary Rafael Barak, Israel's ambassador to Canada, echoed those sentiments. -Your friendship is just not talk, but is evident in your actions on the global stage,- he said in a speech before Harper provided his remarks Sunday night. -We are truly touched by your friendship and we admire your integrity.- Sunday's gala fundraiser was to acknowledge Harper's staunch political support of Israel. His pro-Israeli policies have sowed resentment in Canada's Arab and Muslim communities. The dinner was put on by the Jewish National Fund's Canadian chapter, which raised $5.7 million to build a bird sanctuary in Israel to be named after Harper. Spokesmen for the Jewish National Fund and the Prime Minister's Office wouldn't say last week what persuaded the prime minister to lend his name to the Stephen J. Harper Hula Valley Bird Sanctuary Visitor and Education Centre. Not everyone gave Harper a warm embrace. Outside the Metro Toronto Convention Centre where the dinner was held, dozens of protesters turned out to protest Harper's political agenda and his environmental policies.
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The Colorado Marijuana  Expertiment
 
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http://www.marijuanaclassaction.com/ The state of Colorado in the U.S. considered to have the world's first fully regulated recreational marijuana market, reportedly collected $2 million in taxes from recreational marijuana sales in January 2014. Marijuana plants are seen in an indoor cultivation in Montevideo December 6, 2013. At present, Denver, Colorado has more marijuana stores than Starbucks coffee shops, CBC reported. Colorado and Washington are the two states with legal recreational marijuana. Colorado legalized pot in 2012 and went on sale in New Year's Day. Washington, though, is yet to go on sale in summer. The report stated that all marijuana products are barcodes-imprinted and can be traced electronically. Residents of Denver can only buy an ounce at a time, while visitors are limited to a quarter ounce. Despite marijuana being legal in Denver, though, people can't smoke the pot in a public place as it will mean getting a fine. And, the marijuana should only stay in Colorado. People can't take the pot with them when they leave the state. Also, the report stated that "smoking is out" in Colorado, but eating marijuana-laced products is in. Marijuana, which is also called cannabis, is often consumed for its psychoactive and physiological effects according to Wiki. Today, cannabis is used either for recreational or medical use. "The future is so bright," Toni Fox, owner of 3D Cannibary Center in Denver, told USA Today. USA Today reported that according to Colorado's Department of Revenue, 59 businesses filed their tax return for recreational pot by the end of January. As of mid-Feb, however, Colorado already has 163 marijuana retail stores. According to Fox, before Jan. 1, her business sales were typically $1,000 in medical marijuana, but on New Year's Day when recreational marijuana went on sale her sales skyrocketed to $40,000. One problem, in spite of all the positives, seems to rise in the occasion, though. People are asking if there is a device that can detect or test whether a person is driving under the influence of marijuana as it is to driving under the influence of alcohol. The question of the people now is: what will the state of Colorado do with that? In addition, according to CBC, there is the banking issue, because banks are still worried about accommodating profits coming from drugs. Still, reports claim about getting high revenue from selling marijuana. And only in its first month, recreational marijuana is already giving the state of Colorado with roughly $2M in taxes. Overall, not just in recreational taxes, USA Today reported that Colorado collected more than $3.5 million in taxes and fees both coming from recreational and medical marijuana. Colorado getting high pot revenues State officials reported Monday that they took about $2 million in recreational pot taxes in just the first month of sales
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Pot-smoking Mountie uniform seized by RCMP " Hats off Mountie for his Courage"
 
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http://www.marijuanaclassaction.com/ A Royal Canadian Mounted Police officer who believes he should be able to smoke medical marijuana while in uniform has had his uniform seized by fellow Mounties. Cpl. Ronald Francis, who serves with J Division in New Brunswick, told CBC News two officers showed up at his home at Kingsclear First Nation Thursday evening. Francis said his cousin shot video as the officers took his regular working uniform — "anything that identified me as a member of the RCMP: my work shirts, work pants, my jackets, my gloves, my hat, my cap badge." "I worked hard for that uniform," he said. "I bled for that uniform. I cried for that uniform for 21 years... They ordered me to give the only thing that I've lived and identified with for 21 years." His red serge uniform was not seized as it was at his girlfriend's, but he has been ordered to hand it over to the commissionaire at J Division tomorrow at noon, he said. Francis said he will follow the order. "But they will not get back their medal for my 20 years of exemplary service with the RCMP." 'They ordered me to give the only thing that I've lived and identified with for 21 years'- Cpl. Ronald Francis He still has his badge, as he is still a police officer, but he said he is currently on medical leave. "It was very emotional for me," Francis told CBC-Radio's As It Happens, fighting back tears. "I spent 20 years of my life in service to this country and stood up for the members that stand up for the Canadian public and they took one of the things that was most valuable to me 'cause I earned that uniform, like any other member of that division." The seizure of his work clothes came after Francis was pictured smoking marijuana while wearing his red serge uniform. RCMP officials had previously told him he could not smoke the drug while in uniform. Francis said he knows the two officers who seized his uniform and one of them "almost broke down crying" as well. "But I don't blame them," he stressed. "They're following orders, it's not their fault." Emotional toll Francis said the media attention since his story went public Thursday morning has been overwhelming, but he expected it. He said he was speaking out to draw attention to the need for more mental health services within the RCMP. Francis believes the order to take his uniform came from the RCMP commissioner's office in Ottawa. He said he was also served with documents earlier in the day by the acting district commander, ordering him to turn in his uniform, not to speak to the media, or represent the RCMP or their views. "So basically they're trying to disavow me," he said. "The heavy hand's coming down on me, but I knew I'd have to prepare for that," said Francis. "It's got to change before more people die." Francis received a prescription for medical-grade marijuana on Nov. 4. He says marijuana has helped him to calm down and reduces his PTSD symptoms. His prescription allows for three grams a day, which he estimates to be nine to 15 joints, though he said he doesn't typically smoke that much. Francis' story drew quick criticism from members of the RCMP and the public. "Definitely a member that has been prescribed medicinal marijuana should not be in red serge taking his medication," said RCMP assistant commissioner Gilles Moreau. "It would not be advisable for that member, it would not portray the right message to the general public, it's definitely not something we would support or condone." Francis said he's not at all surprised with the backlash, but he said he's exhausted all other options, and going public is the only way things will finally change internally at the RCMP.
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Corruption crusader by CBC Terrence McKenna
 
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http://www.friends.ca Corruption crusader Terrence McKenna tells the story of Quebec's biggest union, its alleged ties to organized crime and what one man risked to blow it all wide open Quebec Corruption Inquiry MONTREAL - Quebec's most powerful labour union has been rocked by allegations of corruption in its construction division over two days of testimony at a public inquiry. A co-operative witness has described how Hells Angels sympathizers and men connected to the Italian Mafia infiltrated the province's powerful FTQ labour union through its construction wing. Ken Pereira said a senior advisor to the president of the FTQ had complained that the construction arm let organized crime in and now the union leadership was stuck having to deal with the problem. Pereira testified that union brass were aware that the former head of the construction wing, Jocelyn Dupuis, had ties to Raynald Desjardins, reputedly a top-level figure in the Italian Mafia. Pereira said he talked about it with Henri Masse, a longtime FTQ president who left the organization in 2007. "(I told him) Jocelyn Dupuis can't be hanging out with the Hells, he can't be hanging out with Raynald Desjardins," Pereira said. "You can't be with the Hells Angels in a bar, you can't be sitting at their table at a boxing match. He's a director of the largest labour organization. We represent 70,000 members (in the construction wing alone)." Pereira said that's when the union president told him he'd been involved in a loan to Ronald Beaulieu, a man identified as a Hells Angels sympathizer. Eventually Pereira, the head of a union local, stole six months worth of receipts and used them to force Dupuis to resign over astronomical expense claims. Dupuis was eventually charged with fraud by provincial police in 2010 and is awaiting trial. Pereira recounted the chummy relationship Dupuis had with members of organized crime. In a story he'd heard second-hand, he spoke of a confrontation between Dupuis, some biker-gang-linked individuals, and the son of a once-powerful construction boss, Tony Accurso. Dupuis had access to Accurso's private box at the Bell Centre. The construction boss' son, Jimmy, was furious that Dupuis was entertaining Joe Borsellino — a rival businessman — in his family's arena suite. Pereira alleged that Jimmy Accurso was roughed up by Hells Angels but the altercation was cut short by another union executive who intervened. A few weeks later, Borsellino was beaten up at his office. He recently testified at the inquiry that he didn't know why. Pereira said he knew Tony Accurso well, having met as many as 40 times. He was looking to get work for his local members and felt left out by FTQ-Construction because of his problems with Dupuis. Accurso needed Pereira's members for a venture in Alberta. On Tuesday, Pereira recounted how he learned from a colleague that organized crime had long been part of the construction union. According to the former union member, Dupuis was close to Normand (Casper) Ouimet, a Hells Angels member implicated in the construction industry who is now accused of involvement in 22 murders, along with other charges. "The Hells are with us. The Hells are part of FTQ-(Construction)," Pereira quoted a colleague saying. "Everyone knew at the FTQ that Jocelyn Dupuis was, or wanted to be, a (gang) 'hang-around,'" Pereira said. "He liked to show that his family was the FTQ, but that he had another one." -With files from Lia Levesque
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Canadian Navy 1st kiss makes history with -sex partner
 
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The first kiss for a returning sailor after a long deployment at sea is a sweet and memorable tradition. But in what is believed to be a first for the Royal Canadian Navy, that time-honoured ceremonial kiss was between two men. There were loud cheers today when Master Seaman Francis Legare embraced his partner, Corey Vautour, after more than eight months at sea. "I have been away for 255 days, so it feels great," a smiling Legare said. "I am speechless." HMCS Winnipeg, which has a crew of 250, returned to Victoria on Tuesday after a tour in the Caribbean and eastern Pacific. Being the first sailor off a ship is considered an honour and privilege in the Canadian navy, and it's decided by a random raffle. But it's a sign of the times that the navy is on board with a kiss that may have been considered controversial not too long ago. "We are reflective of society and we do recruit across all across society," Rear Admiral Gilles Couturier, commander of the Pacific Navy, said. "If we don't adapt, we won't have any sailors joining." The first kiss for a returning sailor after a long deployment at sea is a sweet and memorable tradition. But in what is believed to be a first for the Royal Canadian Navy, that time-honoured ceremonial kiss was between two men. There were loud cheers today when Master Seaman Francis Legare embraced his partner, Corey Vautour, after more than eight months at sea. "I have been away for 255 days, so it feels great," a smiling Legare said. "I am speechless." HMCS Winnipeg, which has a crew of 250, returned to Victoria on Tuesday after a tour in the Caribbean and eastern Pacific. Being the first sailor off a ship is considered an honour and privilege in the Canadian navy, and it's decided by a random raffle. But it's a sign of the times that the navy is on board with a kiss that may have been considered controversial not too long ago. "We are reflective of society and we do recruit across all across society," Rear Admiral Gilles Couturier, commander of the Pacific Navy, said. "If we don't adapt, we won't have any sailors joining." by https://www.peoplestandup.ca
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Preston Manning talk on Stephen Harper years
 
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http://www.peoplestandup.ca Preston Manning on Stephen Harper Preston Manning speaks with Wendy Mesley about Stephen Harper, message control and conservatives in Canada. Preston Manning sees danger in putting politics over policy Preston Manning, a patriarch of modern conservative movement, suggests Harper government has lost traction with Canadians by focusing on politics, not policy. OTTAWA—Preston Manning, a patriarch of the modern conservative movement in Canada, has laid out a prescription for what ails the federal Conservative government today. Though he didn't specifically say so, Manning suggested the government has lost traction by focusing on politics, not policy — a common theme at a weekend conference here organized by his namesake centre, which seeks to advance small-c conservative policies and parties. He was specific, however, about what should be done: talk up strengths on economic issues, bolster the government's environmental credibility, warn Canadians that rival Justin Trudeau's charisma won't put food on the table, and regain the upper hand on democratic "fairness" issues. To that end, Manning urged Prime Minister Stephen Harper amend the proposed bill known as the Fair Elections Act to allow the chief electoral officer to "strengthen and expand rather than weaken the role of Elections Canada." Manning said the "greatest challenge" to the Canadian electoral system is "not its unfairness but rather the steady decline in voter turnout all over the country." He said it can be improved by "strengthening rather than reducing the role of Elections Canada and the chief electoral officer" to conduct promotional and educational activities aimed at boosting voter participation. A government bill before Parliament proposes to rein in the office on that front. The former Reform Party leader, who once had to tighten his own grip on MPs, says Harper could "loosen the grip" of his office on individual MPs who are "giving serious consideration to the intent and principles of Michael Chong's House of Commons Reform Bill." Manning was reluctant to criticize Harper for shutting down debate on bills and bringing in omnibus legislation to ram through, saying it was a reflex born of a minority government in the face of filibusters and opposition obstruction. But he added that now that the government has a majority Harper could "relax" the constraints he puts on his caucus MPs and their communications, as well as on parliamentary debate. Manning, however, insisted Conservatives should give no ground to the politician emerging as their biggest threat: Liberal Leader Justin Trudeau, whom he characterized as offering little but "fluff." Conservatives, he said, must remind Canadians in Trudeau's thrall that "you can't eat charisma. You can't wear charisma. You can't pay your mortgage with charisma. You can't put it in the bank." Manning said there are warning signs that conservatives should not ignore, citing specificially the "barometer" poll conducted in December by André Turcotte. It showed that 2½ years after Canadians gave the Conservatives a majority federal mandate, they are now identifying more with the Liberal Party — the third-placed party in Parliament — and even crediting them with being better placed to deal with voters' economic concerns. In other areas, the NDP and the Liberals are gaining the upper hand in voters' minds as better placed to deal with priority issues like health care, unemployment and poverty. The poll showed 51 per cent believe the country is headed in the wrong direction, 48 per cent in the right direction, and 1 per cent didn't know. The party faces steep slippage in highly populated Ontario and B.C. — and Manning warned there is hard work to be done. Like two other speakers this weekend — Saskatchewan Premier Brad Wall and former Harper cabinet minister Jim Prentice — Manning said conservatism is synonymous with strong environmental protection and warned the government's "perceived weakness on the environmental front needs to be more seriously addressed." "It's politically dangerous," he said, adding responsible resource development should be a strength for the party in advancing its economic agenda. To further the fortunes of the broader conservative movement, Manning advised greater inroads be made for Conservative candidates and policies at the municipal level. The fact that there are some 25,000 elected municipal positions across the country creates huge opportunities. Manning also urged changes to laws regarding political donations and spending limits, saying the training and education of political volunteers, staff and lawmakers should not be subject to legislated limits. Overall, there have been many warnings here for the Harper government if one listens to the chatter in hallways and in workshops.
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What is the Future of Electric Car
 
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http://www.peoplestandup.ca The Future of Electric Cars The CBC's Duncan McCue hits the road to learn more about the future of electric vehiclesAn electric vehicle (EV), also referred to as an electric drive vehicle, uses one or more electric motors or traction motors for propulsion. Three main types of electric vehicles exist, those that are directly powered from an external power station, those that are powered by stored electricity originally from an external power source, and those that are powered by an on-board electrical generator, such as an internal combustion engine (hybrid electric vehicles) or a hydrogen fuel cell.[3] EVs include plug-in electric cars, hybrid electric cars, hydrogen vehicles, electric trains, electric lorries, electric airplanes, electric boats, electric motorcycles and scooters and electric spacecraft.[4] Diesel submarines operating on battery power are, for the duration of the battery run, electric submarines, and some of the lighter UAVs are electrically-powered. Proposals exist for electric tanks. EVs first came into existence in the mid-19th century, when electricity was among the preferred methods for motor vehicle propulsion, providing a level of comfort and ease of operation that could not be achieved by the gasoline cars of the time. The internal combustion engine (ICE) has been the dominant propulsion method for motor vehicles for almost 100 years, but electric power has remained commonplace in other vehicle types, such as trains and smaller vehicles of all types. During the last few decades, environmental impact of the petroleum-based transportation infrastructure, along with the peak oil, has led to renewed interest in an electric transportation infrastructure.[5] EVs differ from fossil fuel-powered vehicles in that the electricity they consume can be generated from a wide range of sources, including fossil fuels, nuclear power, and renewable sources such as tidal power, solar power, and wind power or any combination of those. The carbon footprint and other emissions of electric vehicles varies depending on the fuel and technology used for electricity generation. The electricity may then be stored on board the vehicle using a battery, flywheel, or supercapacitors. Vehicles making use of engines working on the principle of combustion can usually only derive their energy from a single or a few sources, usually non-renewable fossil fuels. A key advantage of hybrid or plug-in electric vehicles is regenerative braking due to their capability to recover energy normally lost during braking as electricity is stored in the on-board battery.
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Edward Snowden: The Inside Story - by Peter Mansbridge
 
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Snowden: The Inside Story The story of America's biggest intelligence leak started simply: with an email. It was December 2012, and Guardian journalist and blogger Glenn Greenwald had received a cryptic message from an unfamiliar address: "I've got some stuff you might be interested in." A longtime critic of the modern American surveillance state, Greenwald assumed it was a dead lead. But for months, the same messenger, writing under the name Verax, promised American documentary filmmaker Laura Poitras and Washington Post national security reporter Barton Gellman an "unprecedented" scoop — one for which he was willing to risk both his freedom and his life. Eventually, Verax invited Poitras and Gellman to meet him in Hong Kong. Gellman declined, but Poitras went with Greenwald and Guardian reporter Ewen MacAskill in tow. The rest is very recent history. Verax ended up being Edward Snowden, then a 29-year-old former NSA contractor who had secreted away to Hong Kong with a massive cache of classified documents outlining the size and scope of the o CNN in the director's office," says longtime NSA journalist James Bamford. Frontline paints a terrifying portrait of how the fear, anxiety and anger of the attacks gave way to the warrantless surveillance efforts that would form the basis of "The Program." In the documentary, the gloves come off: Former Cheney legal counsel and Chief of Staff David Addington tells Frontline, that the executive branch was "going to push and push until some larger force makes us stop." The directive to NSA staffers came from Hayden: We needed to fix this, we need to prevent another 9/11, we need to make sure this never happens again. After all, what good was an intelligence agency that couldn't even find the dots, let alone connect them? Under pressure from the White House and senior officials, Hayden visited the Oval Office to outline "The Program" less than a month after 9/11. The agency would gather data on the phone calls and Internet traffic of millions of Americans, and mine it for credible information. On Oct. 4, in a secret signing with Cheney, the president officially signed "The Program," which presumed a level of executive authority unprecedented in American history. The authorizing document would become one of the most closely kept secrets in the history of the Bush-Cheney administration. Until, that is, Greenwald and Lauren Poitras' fateful visit with Snowden in Hong Kong. But despite the disclosures wrought by Snowden and other whistleblowers, the fear and anxiety that permeated the origins of "The Program" have left their mark on how the U.S. government thinks about surveillance. Snowden may have pulled back the curtain on the modern electronic surveillance, but as Frontline shows, putting the genie back in its bottle may prove far more complex a challenge than the contractor ever imagined. Peter Mansbridge hears dramatic details about how the NSA leaks happened, from the journalist who broke Snowden's story, Glenn Greenwald
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Medical Marijuana Program break my privacy laws for disable Canadians
 
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http://www.marijuanaclassaction.com/ I made this video because I didn't know what else to do. When we got the News I was very upset and had hard time to make this video and break my years of silence over this issue of medical marijuana. The video say all for me Thank you Medical marijuana privacy breach due to Health Canada 'incompetence', critics say OTTAWA -- A gaffe by Health Canada has outed thousands of medical marijuana users. OTTAWA — Liberal health critic Hedy Fry is urging the federal privacy commissioner to find out why Health Canada outed 40,000 medical marijuana users, leaving them vulnerable to home invasion and robbery. In a letter Friday to commissioner Jennifer Stoddart, Fry suggests that cost-cutting might be one reason why Health Canada sent the form letters to its registered users by regular mail instead using the usual method of private special delivery mail. The letters sent out this week, and received by many on Thursday, clearly stated on the envelope that they were from the department's Marihuana Medical Access Program. Inside was a form letter about changes to the program that will take production from private growers and put it into the hands of commercial operations — a deeply unpopular move among registered users who say the efficacy of the drug will be diluted by commercial growing methods As of late Friday, 40 people affected by the breach had complained to the privacy commission. In an interview with the Ottawa Citizen, Fry blasted the government for "incompetence" in its handling of personal information that under the law it is bound to keep secret. "This is the third time there has been a breach of privacy by this government," she said. "They inadvertently — so they say — made public thousands of social security numbers of students who had student loans and they made medical information of veterans public — again inadvertently. And now, they are saying again that this was an administrative error." But unlike the leaking of SIN numbers and veterans' health records, making it known who have marijuana stashes in their homes could lead to violence. "Privacy alone is a huge breach," she said, "but now the risks to some of these people is huge. It's really extraordinary and this government has to answer why, on three separate occasions in the last two years, they have screwed up. This government knows how to keep who said what to whom in the Prime Minister's Office secret, but they aren't competent enough to keep important information about Canadians that under the Privacy Act they have to keep secret." Fry, a medical doctor, said she heard from a distressed medical marijuana user in her Vancouver riding whose son had seen the letter and reacted badly at discovering that his father was a marijuana user. "He puts it in food, so nobody knew," said Fry. "They are a family who have made an effort to teach their children about the dangers of drug and excessive alcohol use. The son now won't speak to him. He sees him as a hypocrite and a liar." "Private medical information is so sacrosanct," she added. "People often keep it from their own families." Shortly after the letters became public Thursday, Health Canada deputy minister George Da Post issued a statement apologizing to the 40,000 recipients. "Health Canada is taking steps to ensure this does not happen again," he said. In a statement to the Citizen, Health Canada denied that any changes had been made to its mailing procedures. "Health Canada has, and continues to send packages containing Authorizations to Possess, Personal-Use Production Licences, and Designated-Person Production Licences, as well as packages containing dried marihuana and/or marihuana seeds, via registered mail. Regular correspondence, such as responses to letters from clients and stakeholders of the Marihuana Medical Access Program, has been and continues to be sent via regular post." Privacy commission spokesperson Heather Ormerod said Friday that although Health Canada has admitted that the breach occurred, the commission wants to know how it happened. "We are looking at systemic issues around the breach, and we are committed to completing a thorough investigation as quickly as possible," she said.
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Pacific Humpback whales off list of 'threatened
 
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Humpback whale protection reduced OTTAWA — The Harper government is downgrading the protection of the North Pacific humpback whale despite objections from a clear majority of groups that were consulted. Critics say the whales could face greater danger if two major oilsands pipeline projects get the go-ahead, since both would result in a sharp increase in movement of large vessels on the West Coast that occasionally collide with, and kill, whales like the humpback. The decision was made under the Species At Risk Act (SARA), and declares the humpback a -species of special concern- rather than -threatened.- The reclassification means the humpback will no longer be -subject to the general prohibitions set out in SARA, nor would its critical habitat be required to be legally protected under SARA,- states the federal government notice published this month in the Canada Gazette. The decision removes a major legal hurdle that the environmental group Ecojustice said stood in the way of the $7.9-billion Northern Gateway pipeline project that would bring 550,000 barrels of diluted bitumen crude from Alberta to Kitimat. Ecojustice said in December that a federal review panel's conditional approval of the project flies in the face of the humpback's protections under the federal legislation. The fate of the humpback was a major issue during the Northern Gateway public hearings that concluded last year, with many groups fearing that collisions, potential spills, and excessive noise would be a serious threat to the whales. The endangered species legislation declares that -no person shall destroy any part of the critical habitat of any ... listed threatened species.- The federal review panel, in its December report that is expected to lead to a government decision by June, noted that Fisheries and Oceans Canada had testified that -any project activity that could interfere with a species' foraging efficiency, or cause displacement from important feeding sites as a result of disturbance, would be considered as affecting designated critical habitat in a harmful manner.- The humpback was listed as threatened in 2005, based on a 2003 assessment by the Committee on the Status of Endangered Wildlife in Canada, an independent scientific advisory body for the federal government, which concluded its population was in the -low hundreds,- according to the Canada Gazette notice. But that committee reversed its position in 2011, concluding that there had been no evidence of a population decline since the 1960s, when commercial whaling on the West Coast ended. It cited newer data that suggested the population had grown over several decades and totalled more than 18,000 non-calf whales. The committee recommended a reclassification at that time, but a decision was delayed due to further scientific analysis prior to this month's decision. While no longer threatened, the species remained one of -special concern- due to a variety of potential and actual threats, including collisions with vessels that average about three incidents a year, according to research cited in the government notice. The government sent out 312 consultation letters and got 22 responses back. Only five were in favour of the new designation — a total made up of two unidentified B.C. government ministries, one tourism organization, one environmental non-government organization, and one -unknown source.- Ottawa is downgrading the North Pacific humpback's status from 'threatened' to 'of special concern' Ottawa removing North Pacific humpback whales from list of 'threatened' species
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Ford supporters slam Kimmel for 'bullying' Toronto's mayor
 
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Toronto Mayor Rob Ford on Jimmy Kimmel Toronto Mayor Rob Ford appeared on Jimmy Kimmel's late-night talk show last night and today there were plenty of opinions about it. Rob Ford was the butt of Jimmy Kimmel's jokes for a third straight night Tuesday as the late-night host claimed it was not his intention to upset the Toronto mayor during an appearance on his ABC program Monday night. Kimmel repeatedly razzed Ford during his guest appearance over a series of unflattering and controversial incidents that have garnered the mayor worldwide attention. "It seemed like we were having fun," said Kimmel as he opened his monologue Tuesday night. "But then after the show, apparently he was upset. Why, I'm not exactly sure. I asked him about drinking and smoking crack — what were we supposed to talk about, his other hobbies?" Kimmel noted that after the show, Ford "left right away mad," but changed his tune after perhaps watching it again or thinking about it out on the flight home. Kimmel then played video of a scrum at Toronto city hall where Ford denied that Kimmel had made a fool out of him. After the clip ended with Ford stating he "loves the people in LA," Kimmel declared, "and we love you too. In fact we might even be in love with you, Mayor Ford." Kimmel said he had no intention of upsetting the mayor, adding, "I hope we're still on for go-carting this weekend." He said he felt bad that Ford didn't get more time to promote the city of Toronto and said he would make it up to him. "The last thing we need is a war with Canada," Kimmel said before showing a video of a tongue-in-cheek tour of various Toronto landmarks shot in 2011. During his city hall scrum Tuesday morning, an upbeat Ford sloughed off Kimmel's suggestion the mayor find someone to talk to about his addictions. "I don't have any personal issues," Ford said. "We've gone down that road a number of times." Ford had described himself on the program as a "normal, average, hard-working politician that's real." "You are not the average politician, my friend," Kimmel retorted. Ford's councillor brother Doug Ford, who accompanied the mayor to L.A., said Tuesday that the show was like a "church picnic." He also seized on Kimmel's pronouncement that Ford was the "most wonderful mayor" he had ever witnessed. "Jimmy Kimmel, as he said, 'You're the best mayor'," Doug Ford said. "He was sincere when he said that." A full transcript of Rob Ford's appearance on Jimmy Kimmel JK: If you are operating under the impression that local politics are boring, you probably don't live in Toronto. Our first guest tonight has tripped, bumped, danced, argued and smoked his way into our national consciousness. He's here tonight because I put him on my vision board and he appeared. Please welcome Mayor Rob Ford.
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Ron Francis, pot-smoking Mountie who suffered  PTSD, found dead
 
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We are sorry Cpl. Ron Francis, the New Brunswick Mountie who garnered national attention for smoking medical marijuana while in uniform, has been found dead of an apparent suicide. The news was announced Monday night by the group Families of the RCMP for PTSD Awareness. “We write this note with a very heavy heart, we have lost another RCMP member, Cpl. Ron Francis who lost his battle with PTSD, today Monday Oct 6th, 2014,” wrote the group in a Monday night post. http://news.nationalpost.com/news/canada/ron-francis-pot-smoking-mountie-who-suffered-from-ptsd-found-dead Cpl. Ron Francis, the New Brunswick Mountie who garnered national attention for smoking medical marijuana while in uniform, has been found dead of an apparent suicide. The news was announced Monday night by the group Families of the RCMP for PTSD Awareness. “We write this note with a very heavy heart, we have lost another RCMP member, Cpl. Ron Francis who lost his battle with PTSD, today Monday Oct 6th, 2014,” wrote the group in a Monday night post. Last November, Cpl. Francis became known across Canada after he appeared on CBC smoking marijuana while dressed in his RCMP red serge dress uniform. Last November, Cpl. Francis became known across Canada after he appeared on CBC smoking marijuana while dressed in his RCMP red serge dress uniform. Emotional toll Francis said the media attention since his story went public Thursday morning has been overwhelming, but he expected it. He said he was speaking out to draw attention to the need for more mental health services within the RCMP. Francis believes the order to take his uniform came from the RCMP commissioner's office in Ottawa. He said he was also served with documents earlier in the day by the acting district commander, ordering him to turn in his uniform, not to speak to the media, or represent the RCMP or their views. -So basically they're trying to disavow me,- he said. -The heavy hand's coming down on me, but I knew I'd have to prepare for that,- said Francis. -It's got to change before more people die.- Francis received a prescription for medical-grade marijuana on Nov. 4. He says marijuana has helped him to calm down and reduces his PTSD symptoms. His prescription allows for three grams a day, which he estimates to be nine to 15 joints, though he said he doesn't typically smoke that much. Francis' story drew quick criticism from members of the RCMP and the public. "Definitely a member that has been prescribed medicinal marijuana should not be in red serge taking his medication," said RCMP assistant commissioner Gilles Moreau. "It would not be advisable for that member, it would not portray the right message to the general public, it's definitely not something we would support or condone." Francis said he's not at all surprised with the backlash, but he said he's exhausted all other options, and going public is the only way things will finally change internally at the RCMP. A Royal Canadian Mounted Police officer who believes he should be able to smoke medical marijuana while in uniform has had his uniform seized by fellow Mounties. Cpl. Ronald Francis, who serves with J Division in New Brunswick, told CBC News two officers showed up at his home at Kingsclear First Nation Thursday evening. Francis said his cousin shot video as the officers took his regular working uniform — "anything that identified me as a member of the RCMP: my work shirts, work pants, my jackets, my gloves, my hat, my cap badge."
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Canada been co-operating with U.S. spying initiatives
 
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http://www.friends.ca Snowden document shows Canada set up spy posts for NSA CSEC conducted espionage activities for U.S. in 20 countries, according to top-secret briefing note A top secret document retrieved by American, whistleblower Edward Snowden, reveals Canada has set up covert spying posts around the world and conducted espionage against trading partners at the request of the U.S. National Security Agency. The leaked NSA document being reported exclusively by CBC News reveals Canada is involved with the huge American intelligence agency in clandestine surveillance activities in "approximately 20 high-priority countries.- Much of the document contains hyper-sensitive operational details which CBC News has chosen not to make public. Canada spying for the NSA A document leaked by Edward Snowden reveals that Canada has been co-operating with U.S. spying initiatives for decades, Greg Weston reports
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Marc Emery  'Prince of Pot" Stand up for all Canadians
 
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Marc Emery interview Canadian marijuana advocate Marc Emery sits down with Wendy Mesley a day after he was released from a U.S. prison. Marijuana advocate Marc Emery vows 'political revenge' against Tories Getting back in the pot business Emery said he would probably get back into the marijuana seed business as soon as he could — at least in Canada. "We sponsored hundreds of political activities and rallies all around the world with that money. Of course I don't regret it. And they've been very fruitful," said Emery. "We've seen the results of 20 years of my activism throughout the world, and the landscape has changed considerably. "Most of Canada and most of the United States favours legalization and this is going to come to pass. And a lot of that was due to our early work in Vancouver." Marc Emery cries while embracing a friend before turning himself in at the courthouse in Vancouver in September 2009. Emery was sentenced to five years in prison in 2010 for conspiracy to manufacture marijuana after his Vancouver-based mail order business was busted. He has been transferred from a U.S. federal prison to a private deportation facility in Louisiana. (Andy Clark/Reuters) Meanwhile, Emery said, the legalization of marijuana in Washington state and Colorado made his time in prison even more worthwhile. "That was a great thing. That made my time even more worthwhile. I mean I've always expected I would end up in prison. Don't mistake that. I just thought it would probably be a Canadian prison," he said. "But an American prison, fine by me, if that's the way you have to achieve martyrdom to achieve something you want, that's fine by me. I was pleased." In the end, Emery said, he recognizes the irony that many people, including his U.S. prosecutor John McKay, who opposed his work years ago, are now advocates for the legalization of marijuana themselves. "Nonetheless, I'm the one that's triumphant. They're the ones that changed the way in their mind to come to where I'm standing, and that's all you want when you're a person like me, that's all that matters," he said. "Not the amount of time you spent in jail, not the cost, whatever it takes, whatever you have to do in order to get your objectives obtained. And so I'm happy."
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Justin Trudeau  bring back Canada  reputation to UN
 
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http:\\www.friends.ca Prime Minister Justin Trudeau signs the Paris Agreement at the United Nations in New York City. New York, New York, United States of America 22 April 2016 The Prime Minister, Justin Trudeau, today concluded his visit to New York where, on behalf of Canada, he officially signed the Paris Agreement on Climate Change. The Government of Canada views climate change not only as a challenge, but as an opportunity. It is a chance to build a clean growth economy that will help to fight climate change, while also creating well-paying jobs for middle class Canadians. In his address during the signing ceremony, the Prime Minister affirmed Canada’s support for the Capacity Building Initiative for Transparency, announcing a $5 million contribution to help developing countries address climate change by meeting their transparency commitments. The Prime Minister also joined with his fellow heads of state and government to endorse a carbon pricing vision statement. It is only when nations work together – to learn from each other, build on shared knowledge, and develop clean economies – that there is any hope to sufficiently fight climate change. The Government of Canada knows that a sustainable, low-carbon economy is necessary for the collective prosperity, competitiveness, health, and security of all Canadians. Today, we have taken important steps – in collaboration with our international partners – to leave a cleaner, more prosperous world for our children and grandchildren. Quotes “Canada has previously committed $2.65 billion over the next five years to help the developing world grow in a cleaner, more sustainable way. When nations work together, we can address climate change. It’s only when we work together that we can learn from each other, build on shared knowledge, and develop economies that are as clean as they are competitive. – Rt. Hon. Justin Trudeau, Prime Minister of Canada “The Canadian government is working with provincial, territorial and Indigenous partners to develop a more coordinated, pan-Canadian approach to climate change and carbon pricing so that our children and grandchildren can inherit a Canada more prosperous and sustainable than the one we know today.” – Rt. Hon. Justin Trudeau, Prime Minister of Canada
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"I am Canadian Commercial" who woke- up  CANADA
 
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This Commercial for beer woke up the Canadian Nation. Myself being a Canadian and not a beer drinker myself and when first saw this it blew away how well this commercial was showing Canada pride..
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Stop the jobs from leaving North America
 
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This great video everyone should share and buy local to stop the jobs from leaving North America. This great video and thank for these people for making well educated video By taking a fraction of our spending and buying US-made goods, we'll create a economic tidal wave. Watch the vid and share it. Boom, you're helping make jobs. millionjobsproject. us outsourcing
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Killer Drones become Pizza deliver
 
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http://www.friends.ca Delivery by drone Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos wants to deliver your order in 30 minutes or less, via automated octocopters A video released by the company shows a small package being put together on an assembly line before being carried to a overgrown remote control helicopter, which picks it up and flies off to its final destination. And before you think the video is a simple publicity stunt that won't become reality for decade - Amazon has said the service, known as Prime Air, could fill the skies by 2015. "I know this looks like science fiction, but it's not," Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos said in an interview with CBS. "One day, Prime Air vehicles will be as normal as seeing mail trucks on the road today," the company added on its website. "From a technology point of view, we'll be ready to enter commercial operations as soon as the necessary regulations are in place. The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) is actively working on rules for unmanned aerial vehicles." Amazon hopes that through use of the drones, packages weighing up to 2.3 kg will be in the hands of customers within 30 minutes of them placing an order. In the US, the FAA has approved the use of drones by police and government agencies and has already issued around 1,400 permits. Now, by 2015 US airspace is expected to be opened up to all kinds of commercial drones, with Europe quickly following suit in 2016, when everything from books to pizza could be delivered by the aerial robots.
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Medical marijuana ruling users can continue growing
 
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http://www.marijuanaclassaction.com/ Medical marijuana ruling A court in British Columbia ruled Friday that medical marijuana users can continue growing their own pot... for now, Kirk Williams reports
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"Funny or Die" websites vs YouTube
 
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http://www.peoplestandup.ca I want to share how great the Funny or Die website is and offer cool stuff. Funny or Die is alternated to YouTube. If you are fighting a good cause in your community Funny or Die offer many unique features. Do';t let the name fool you. Yesterday Barack Obama, was on the on Funny or Die website, hams it up for health care .over 8,000,000 hits world why I hope you get something out this video! Cheers from Groundhogs News
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A 'token' gesture?   be ticketed for possession of marijuana
 
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http://www.marijuanaclassaction.com/ A 'token' gesture? Some Conservative MPs are suggesting people could be ticketed for possession of marijuana instead of facing charges
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How to Remix YouTube Video
 
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http://www.youtube.com/editor) Here is a link for a sample video to remix. It will show you how to do it. youtube.com/watch?v=A6xVCk57Jos MuttleeCrew
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