“A Genocide Incited on Facebook”

The New York Times  “…The Facebook posts were not from everyday internet users. Instead, they were from Myanmar military personnel who turned the social network into a tool for ethnic cleansing, according to former military officials, researchers and civilian officials in the country.
Members of the Myanmar military were the prime operatives behind a systematic campaign on Facebook that stretched back half a decade and that targeted the country’s mostly Muslim Rohingya minority group, the people said. The military exploited Facebook’s wide reach in Myanmar, where it is so broadly used that many of the country’s 18 million internet users confuse the Silicon Valley social media platform with the internet. Human rights groups blame the anti-Rohingya propaganda for inciting murders, rapes and the largest forced human migration in recent history….”
https://www.nytimes.com/2018/10/15/technology/myanmar-facebook-genocide.html

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Yellowknife 2018 Municipal Election Fora (Full Play List)

Yellowknife 2018 Municipal Election Fora (Full Play List) (All in one place, ripe for a local political binge watch!
https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLeNJFhWYT9_BA5oiGoW3Y74SHJmdx7HZs

The Alternatives North Councillor session will soon be added.

2018 Alternatives North Yellowknife Mayoral Candidates Public Forum
https://youtu.be/Mbte_CW7m6g

2018 Yellowknife Chamber of Commerce Mayoral Business Political Forum
https://youtu.be/mdBSFRvhFck

Yellowknife Mayoral Candidates

Rebecca Alty 867-444-2270 ralty2018
Jerald Sibbeston 867-765-4967 jeraldsib
Bob Stewart 867-445-3565 northernauditors
Adrian Bell 867-446-9800 adrianbellyk

2018 Yellowknife Chamber of Commerce City Councillor Business Political Forum – Part One
https://youtu.be/JMju-Xj0Szc
2018 Yellowknife Chamber of Commerce City Councillor Business Political Forum – Part Two
https://youtu.be/ua7Uil5s0W8

CANDIDATES FOR COUNCILLOR
Candidate
Phone
Email

Mark Bogan
867-444-9502
markbogan

Josh Campbell
867-688-1984
goalstopper33

John Dalton
867-445-3344
johndaltonelection

Chris Gillander
867-444-0835
chris.gillander

William Gomes
867-445-3516
wgomes1972

Niels Konge
867-446-2199
nkonge

Shauna Morgan
867-445-8876
shauna.yk

Julian Morse
867-446-0276
votejulianmorse

Stacie Smith
867-445-3470
stacie

Steve Payne
867-444-0975
votestevepayne2018

Rommel Silverio
867-445-3290
rommel.silverio2015

Terry Testart
867-446-8114
terrytestart

Robin Williams
867-445-9711
robinwilliamsforcouncil

Dane Mason,
867-988-2180
mason.dane

Edwin Castillo,
ecastillo.yzf

Cynthia Mufandaedza
867-446-2653
cynthia

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Summer Sunset along the Ingraham Trail

"Summer Sunset along the Ingraham Trail"
captured Friday, July 27, 2018

“Summer Sunset along the Ingraham Trail”
captured Friday, July 27, 2018 near Yellowknife, NWT 🇨🇦

Deh Cho Bridge Juvenile #1

Deh Cho Bridge Juvenile #1
Juvenile bald eagle downstream Fort Providence side of Deh Cho Bridge

https://giphy.com/embed/fHcqXbhApCux8DL4cMvia GIPHY

Revenue boss pledges ‘lighter touch’ for NWT tax reviews

Full story
https://cabinradio.ca/6420/news/revenue-boss-pledges-lighter-touch-for-nwt-tax-reviews/

Dave Bidini “Midnight Light: A Personal Journey to the North” book cover photo by George Lessard

Dave Bidini Book cover photo by George Lessard
https://www.flickr.com/photos/george-lessard/40975501585/in/dateposted-public/ https://flic.kr/p/25qSa4g
Penguin, Random House Canada Limited,
https://penguinrandomhouse.ca/

https://penguinrandomhouse.ca/search?search=Bidini

Dave Bidini
https://www.facebook.com/dave.bidini

First Ongoing Tracking Study of the Opinions of Residents the 🇨🇦 & 🇺🇸 North

First Ongoing Tracking Study of the Opinions of Residents Across the North screan-cap_1800DataPath logosmaller

 

The First Ongoing Tracking Study of the Opinions of Residents the 🇨🇦 & 🇺🇸 North “… DataPath Systems is a Yukon based market research company. We are recruiting Northerners to be part of our online panel. What this means is that every few months or so we will email a link to a short survey for you to complete.
On some of the surveys there are prize draws you can enter. Being on our email panel means we won’t telephone you and interrupt your dinner.
You can complete the surveys on your own time, when it is convenient for you. It also means that your opinions on Northern issues will be heard. As always, all the information you provide is completely confidential.
Yes, I live in The North (Alaska, Yukon, N.W.T., Nunavut) and I want my opinion heard…”
http://www.datapathsystems.net/
DataPath Systems
phone: 844-415-4601
fax: 575-532-9627
email: info@datapathsystems.net
mail address: Box 2180 Marsh Lake, Y0B 1Y2, Yukon Territory

Political satirist Tom Walker [Jonathan Pie​] on the purpose behind his satire

 

“… Political satirist Tom Walker, best known for his viral comedy character Jonathan Pie​ talks to Krishnan Guru-Murthy about the purpose behind his satire, why the left need to reclaim freedom of speech and how he’d change the world if given the chance. …” https://youtu.be/1_6APlOR_jg

Charlie Delorme, Yellowknife’s homeless philanthropist, a mural by Terry Pamplin

Charlie Delorme, Yellowknife’s homeless philanthropist, a mural by Terry Pamplin
https://www.flickr.com/photos/george-lessard/albums/72157695876207995

Cabin Radio: Listen to Terry talk about Charlie "…Terry Pamplin’s tribute to Yellowknife’s homeless philanthropist has finally found its home. Five years in the making, Pamplin’s mural on the city’s 48th Street commemorates Charlie Delorme – who gave away large chunks of his $100,000 federal residential school compensation to good causes, despite spending decades on the street. Delorme passed away in 2013, at the age of 64…."
https://cabinradio.ca/6148/news/arts/mural-commemorates-the-remarkable-charlie-delorme/

CBC NWT: "…Local artist Terry Pamplin was friends with Delorme and recently started work on a mural in his honour. It includes two large portraits of Delorme, who spent nearly 40 years living on the streets of Yellowknife…."
http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/north/charlie-delorme-yellowknife-mural-1.4347847

CBC NWT: "…Yellowknifer ​Charlie Delorme, whose generosity made headlines earlier this fall, died at his home this week at the age of 64.
In September, Delorme, who spent nearly 40 years living on the streets of Yellowknife, received a $100,000 residential school settlement.
He donated $10,000 to the Stanton Territorial Hospital Foundation, $5,000 to Yellowknife’s Salvation Army, and $2,000 to the city’s SideDoor Youth Centre.
Delorme was born in Fort Resolution in 1949, the oldest of five siblings. As a youngster, he went to residential schools in Fort Resolution, Fort Smith and in Saskatchewan before moving to Yellowknife in the early 1960s…."

http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/north/generous-yellowknifer-charlie-delorme-dies-at-64-1.2440006

See also more on Terry Pamplin’s Borderless Art Movement! (BAM!) "…BAM! includes performers from a variety of artistic and musical backgrounds and presents a fresh take on storytelling through a unique combination of narration, musical themes and visual representation. …"
https://www.facebook.com/groups/bam.yellowknife/

Dear @ALTERNET org Re. “#Trolls and #hackers find it easy to #trick 🇺🇸s” #Facebook header display #Typo #irony #report (with screen shots) #Americans #Cybersecurity

Dear corrections@alternet.org

Re. Your page / story
I paraphrase … The authors say that the real problem is that the 🇺🇸 is one of the #least #intelligent nations in the developed world. Also that they aren’t good at processing & analyzing information, & that makes them suckers for bots, trolls & all other sorts of disinformation tactics. One measures intelligence in lots of ways, but at the top of the list is #literacy and #numeracy. [In a Sept. 2017] study the #USDeptOfEd found #USAdults performed the #lowest of all #developed #nations in numeracy. Too bad they did not do /point us to a sub study for 🇨🇦 , eh?
“… They also found that our literacy was on the low end of developed nations. Most interesting was the finding that young adults in their 20s from Finland, the Netherlands, Sweden and Japan who did not finish high school had the same literacy levels of U.S. high school graduates. Study after study shows that the United States underperforms in literacy across the developed world — especially given its resources. But that isn’t even the core issue; the real problem is the way we have consistently devalued quality education across all levels for decades. Consider the fact that 14 states teach creationism in public schools. Add to that the reality that a Pew Research Study from 2015 found that 34 percent of Americans reject evolution entirely, saying humans and other living things have existed in their present form since the beginning of time. But it isn’t just our knowledge base that’s the problem; it’s the fact that the United States has effectively abandoned the notion that investing in education is critical for the future of our nation….”
and on the site the story’s headline is….
https://www.alternet.org/culture/trolls-and-hackers-find-it-easy-americans-because-we-are-nation-ignoramuses

 

trolls and hackers find it easy to trick americans because we are a nation of ignoramuses screan cap 1697

trolls and hackers find it easy to trick americans because we are a nation of ignoramuses screan cap 1697

 

But on my Facebook feed this is what it shows…

 

trolls and hackers find it easy to trick americans because we are a nation of ignora screan cap 1698

trolls and hackers find it easy to trick americans because we are a nation of ignora screan cap 1698

Here’s my full post

 

trolls and hackers find it easy to trick americans because we are a nation of ignoramuses facebook display screan cap 1696

trolls and hackers find it easy to trick americans because we are a nation of ignoramuses facebook display screan cap 1696

Struck by the irony of this.. I thought I’d share it with you…

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