An Indigenous artist takes a vacation alone — and CBSA holds him, X-rays him for drugs

“… As officers with the 🇨🇦 Canada Border Services Agency examined his bag and his phone, he asked what grounds they had for suspecting him.
“They said because I’m an artist,” said Hogan, who was based in Halifax with the navy from 2001 to 2005. “They read it on my file and said that was a trigger, because they don’t believe that artists could even afford to go on vacation, basically.”
Even harder for the officers to believe, he said, was that an artist could take a four-star vacation in the Dominican Republic in March, flying in a premium class…”
https://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/new-brunswick/artist-tim-hogan-detained-cbsa-1.5090973

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“Media and reconciliation” is a Truth and Reconciliation Commission call to journalist’s action

The TRC report urges Canadian journalism programs and media schools to “require education for all students on the history of Aboriginal peoples.”

ITK’s Natan Obed scolds reporters

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau looks on as Natan Obed, President of the ITK, speaks during a press conference in Iqaluit, Nunavut “…Questions moved to the SNC-Lavalin affair, which has been dominating the news cycle in Ottawa for the last month. The shift in focus, away from human rights abuses experienced by Inuit, prompted Obed to scold reporters and remind media of its role in reconciliation.
Full transcript of his comments below:
“I think something that the media should reflect on is that throughout all of this, there has always been more important stories. And the stories of human rights abuses to Inuit. Every time there is something that happens, such as an apology today, there are other stories in the world.
But the fact that media passed right by the people whose human rights abuses were not told by the media for decades to other stories of the day is still a reflection on the work that needs to happen in reconciliation. The Inuit who were apologized today matter. This story matters. It is a Canadian story.
And I recognize that there are other media stories that matter as well. But I do hope in the future there can be more respect given to the place and time and the people who deserve to have their story told. And the media have a strong role to play to tell it.”
Obed is president of Inuit Tapiriit Kanatami, a national non-profit organization that represents 53 communities in the north.
“Media and reconciliation” is a subsection in the Truth and Reconciliation Commission’s calls to action. The TRC report urges Canadian journalism programs and media schools to “require education for all students on the history of Aboriginal peoples.”….”
https://www.huffingtonpost.ca/2019/03/08/natan-obed-media-snc-lavalin_a_23688192/

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

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

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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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

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SUBARCTIC ARCHITECTURE a symposium on modern cold climate design

Thursday 10/26 NWT Association of Architects at Top Knight

SUBARCTIC ARCHITECTURE a symposium on modern cold climate design
https://youtu.be/qXoIjZ61J8g  TRT: 1hr 30min

Opening
Presentations by a selection of expert architects, engineers, builders and professionals. Explore how building design in our extreme northern climate has had to adapt, and how creative design solutions and methods help to craft meaningful and functional buildings. Find out what works and what doesn’t.

Presentations Playlist:

SUBARCTIC ARCHITECTURE- a symposium on modern cold climate design Playlist
https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLeNJFhWYT9_BdqzSesrhCk5blzCeUCHXj

THE SCALE OF OUTSIDE, INSIDE
Simon Taylor
Principal, Taylor Architecture Group
https://youtu.be/MjDBz9kbBkQ
https://www.tagyk.com/

FORM, COLOUR & COMPOSITION – AN ARCHITECTURAL LEXICON FOR THE ARCTIC
Wayne Guy – Principal, Guy Architects
https://youtu.be/QttJCTmCt5s
https://www.guyarchitects.com/

THE INUVIK TO TUK HIGHWAY
Warren Mcleod – https://youtu.be/OmTnn1F6ni4
Principal, Stantec
http://www.stantec.com/about-us/office-locations/canada-locations/northwest-territoriesoffices/yellowknife-northwest-territories-office.html

TIPI HOUSE DESIGN CONCEPTS AND DEFINITION OF SOME RELEVANT ARCHITECTURAL TERMS
Kayhan Nadji
Principal, Nadji Architects
https://youtu.be/hHpIj0LDtYM
http://www.nadji-architects.ca/

WHY ARE ARCTIC MECHANICAL SYSTEMS DIFFERENT?
Brian George
https://youtu.be/zzfMpu9TaYA
Mechanical Engineer, Williams Engineering
http://williamsengineering.com/

THE BASICS OF PRACTICAL NORTHERN BUILDING PRACTICES
Randy Jacobs
https://youtu.be/hlVW2KYIATU
Senior Technical Officer, Department of Infrastructure
https://www.inf.gov.nt.ca/

ACHIEVING OFF-GRID LIVING IN SUBARCTIC CLIMATES
Wade Carpenter
https://youtu.be/maquOY6aTGo
Alternative Energy Specialist, Department of Infrastructure
https://www.inf.gov.nt.ca/

CULTURAL PATHS: SUBARCTIC ABORIGINAL SUSTAINABLE DESIGN
Chris Clarke
https://youtu.be/FC8C1L4bbJw
Facility Planner, Department of Health
http://www.hss.gov.nt.ca/

BUILDING THE SNOW CASTLE
Avalanche Kid (Joel Maillet)
https://youtu.be/qWD6k076Ocw
Subarctic Architecture: Winter Festival
http://www.snowking.ca/

60 sec promo
https://youtu.be/PVKwBm0ElAk

 

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