Revenue boss pledges ‘lighter touch’ for NWT tax reviews

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

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

Dave Bidini Book cover photo by George Lessard
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Penguin, Random House Canada Limited,
https://penguinrandomhouse.ca/

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

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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
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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

 

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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…

 

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

Here’s my full post

 

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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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After Donald Trump Said It, How News Outlets Handled It – NYT

“…Lester Holt opened the “NBC Nightly News” on Thursday with a parental warning: “This may not be appropriate for some of our younger viewers.”

His counterpart at “ABC World News Tonight,” David Muir, described President Trump “using a profanity we won’t repeat.”

And Jim Acosta, CNN’s chief White House correspondent, stammered as he delivered a report from Washington. “I noticed, Wolf, you hesitated to use that word,” he told the network’s anchor, Wolf Blitzer. “I hesitate to use it myself.”

Media outlets on Thursday took the unusual step of allowing the word “shithole” to be used in print and on air, after a report that Mr. Trump had used the term to describe African nations and Haiti during a White House meeting with lawmakers on immigration.

The unexpurgated expletive appeared, in capital letters, on the graphics known as chyrons that dominate the lower portion of the screen on CNN and MSNBC. (Fox News spelled the word with asterisks.) It showed up on smartphone push alerts sent by The Washington Post, which broke the story, and The Associated Press…..”

Full story:
https://www.nytimes.com/2018/01/11/business/media/trump-vulgarity.html

For writers: How “The Christmas Song” can improve your #writing and ‘get inside’ your reader

“…What’s your favourite Christmas lyric – or song?
I get tired of Christmas songs this time of year – yet I never tire of The Christmas Song.

You know… ” Chestnuts roasting on an open fire…”

As a writer and writing teacher and adviser to the writing retreat, Sirenia, I often use “The Christmas Song” as a good example of using ‘desciptive sense triggers’ to ‘get inside’ readers’.

Christmas sentiments have been said many times – many ways – but this song really “gets inside me” and is so real because of the power of the sensory language – appealing to many senses.

I live in Australia where it’s summer at Christmas time – yet I fondly remember my North American December-January Winter “Christmas” experiences.
This song brings back those memories because the lyrics trigger sense memories – sight and smells and sounds and the feeling of cold.
Just look at how many sensory triggers are packed into the first verse…”

via For writers: How “The Christmas Song” can improve your #writing and ‘get inside’ your reader

@CWP_CSP’s NWT Poverty Progress Profile Tweet reaches Yellowknifer Oped Page

CWP’s NWT Poverty Progress Profile Tweet reaches Yellowknifer Oped Page
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