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Friday, July 29, 2011

East Africa famine devastating, Oda says - Politics - CBC News

East Africa famine devastating, Oda says - Politics - CBC News

Louisiana's Angola 3: 100 Years of Solitude | Human Rights Now - Amnesty International USA Blog

Louisiana's Angola 3: 100 Years of Solitude | Human Rights Now - Amnesty International USA Blog

FBI — CARD Teams

FBI — CARD Teams CHILD ABDUCTION

Nixon's secret Watergate testimony ordered released - World - CBC News

Nixon's secret Watergate testimony ordered released - World - CBC News

Treating the Cause, Not the Illness - NYTimes.com

Treating the Cause, Not the Illness - NYTimes.com

Boehner: 'I stuck my neck out a mile' - On Congress - POLITICO.com

Boehner: 'I stuck my neck out a mile' - On Congress - POLITICO.com

Riddle


Information is not knowledge
Knowledge is not wisdom
Wisdom is not truth
Truth is not beauty
Beauty is not love
Love is not music
Music is THE BEST . . .
Wisdom is the domain of the Wis (which is extinct)
Beauty is a French phonetic corruption
Of a short cloth neck ornament
Currently in resurgence . . . Frank Zappa. if you find the answer to this riddle about ''Beauty'' write it down.

Hospital foundation....Why?

I never understood the need to have Hospital foundations (maybe you can set me straight with that) especially here in Canada; here's my little logic; most of electoral platforms in democratic countries have as their ''priority'' or as they often say '' our first priority if you elect us'' (priority is always ''first'' gentleman and gentlewomen but anyway), Health Care!  ''we will do this and we will do that'' ok, good, we like that, we''ll vote for you; now in the minds of people at large and Governments, it really is ''the number one a prior'' using their pleonasm; so how come when a Hospital needs a new machine, the latest technology in scanners, that we are solicited with either a Telethon or a 24 hour marathon of funding on some radio shows? Nothing against that of course, but  how come the money for that ''essential machine'' is not released right away, I mean if you hear or read in the news that 5 million dollars have been spent for a major city's hospital new scanner, and that money was aimed at first for the renovation of some bridge or roads, what will you say? I think not much, you'll probably find it natural that the money spent for the latest technology in machines whatsoever, is money well spent, right? For a hospital to have a foundation is one thing, and good for its own maintenance, but when it comes to be in need of urgent updated material, shouldn't the Governments and cities with their ''priority'' budgets, make sure that the equipment is delivered swiftly when it comes to prevention and cures? and to tell you the truth, I think that with all the millionaires out there in  major cities, the money in a hospital's piggy bank should always be in the blue.


Robert Aube

B.C. judge tosses ecstasy case for rights violations - British Columbia - CBC News

B.C. judge tosses ecstasy case for rights violations - British Columbia - CBC News

Meditation: Re-Wiring Your Brain for Happiness - ABC News

Meditation: Re-Wiring Your Brain for Happiness - ABC News

Thursday, July 28, 2011

WWF - Saving tigers: Mila's story

WWF - Saving tigers: Mila's story

Sharing Patents to Wipe Out AIDS - NYTimes.com

Sharing Patents to Wipe Out AIDS - NYTimes.com

Libyan rebel commander assassinated, rebels say – This Just In - CNN.com Blogs

Libyan rebel commander assassinated, rebels say – This Just In - CNN.com Blogs

Jobs at Twitter

Jobs at Twitter

Visiting brave girls and women survivors of sexual violence in Nicaragua at Livewire – Amnesty International blogging for human rights

Visiting brave girls and women survivors of sexual violence in Nicaragua at Livewire – Amnesty International blogging for human rights

5th alleged war criminal arrested - Montreal - CBC News

5th alleged war criminal arrested - Montreal - CBC News

The generation that knew part 2



-- ....now what else do we know; Sartre said '' we know everything except how to live'' How does it feel to know all so much and wondering why crucial issues don't appear to find their resolutions faster than ''the good old days''. We know about famine and we all feel that the problem is an eternal recurrence; I say '' bullshit'' I say it's doable to make sure most human beings (especially children) have enough to eat daily to prevent death and diseases.  We also know about Children abuse, Children working as slaves, Children sold, (who would buy a child anyway?) We know about Pedophilia and Pedophilia in the clergy and in sports; . When do we look away and when do we act,denounce? Have you ever heard a noise from a neighbour sounding like ''Smack'' on a woman or child? (sometimes on a man from a woman). Not of our business? How about incest? it used to be our National sport here in ''the good old days'' still rampant. Do we really understand the psychological lasting ''marks'' it leaves on the youth? and do we know that there's an accomplice lurking in the background as we won't even begin to imagine who it is in most cases? Just a demonstration that ''Silence'' is too often the enemy of the victims and ''being mute about it, is the equivalent of consent'' How about the mistreatment of the Elderly in Long stay centers and even in hospitals, here, we need to install cameras to make sure are Parents are ok. Maybe we should forget about ''the golden rule'' and start denouncing. Not a pretty picture hey,but before I'm finished, I'll probably have a part 3 and 4 about what we know. Too bleak?  Too pessimistic? There's plenty of blogs out there you can read that will make you feel good about this world., but for me the ratio between Good&Evil is too high in favor of Evil, what can I say.


Now, I know you could say well  '' when we denounce, the system is too slow to act upon and demands proof after proof, and lawyers always find a way to get them out on the street again...Break the silence as a ''new trend '' make it a ''moral obligation'' (I'm not talking about becoming an informer) to protect the more vulnerable and make it difficult for the ''abusers'' to perpetrate their crimes....to be continued

UNHCR - UNHCR marks 60th anniversary of Refugee Convention

UNHCR - UNHCR marks 60th anniversary of Refugee Convention

BBC reporter among dead in Afghan suicide attacks - World - CBC News

BBC reporter among dead in Afghan suicide attacks - World - CBC News

Wednesday, July 27, 2011

Asteroid Found Locked Into Earth's Orbit: Meet Our Traveling Companion | The Rundown News Blog | PBS NewsHour | PBS

Asteroid Found Locked Into Earth's Orbit: Meet Our Traveling Companion | The Rundown News Blog | PBS NewsHour | PBS

The Tablet Takeover

The Tablet Takeover

Education As A Civil Right | Allan Golston

Education As A Civil Right | Allan Golston

DonorsChoose.org: An online charity connecting you to classrooms in need

DonorsChoose.org: An online charity connecting you to classrooms in need

Infographic: How China's Clean Tech Industry Crushes The U.S. | Fast Company

Infographic: How China's Clean Tech Industry Crushes The U.S. | Fast Company

Image from the #HornofAfrica - A child’s arm is measured at t... on Twitpic

Image from the #HornofAfrica - A child’s arm is measured at t... on Twitpic

Google Dictionary : Page Tools - Google Chrome Help

Google Dictionary : Page Tools - Google Chrome Help: "Google Dictionary
See instant definitions

This extension lets you double-click a word on a page to view its definition in a small pop-up bubble. The extension also adds a small icon to the address bar that you can click to search for a definition. You can set the dictionary language via the options menu for the extension.

To learn more, visit the extension's homepage in the Extensions Gallery. You can discover even more extensions in the gallery."

Amy Winehouse Foundation Announced; Will Help Substance Abusers, Children

Amy Winehouse Foundation Announced; Will Help Substance Abusers, Children

MAKE TIME FOR CHANGE - Join The Kids' Cooking Academy

MAKE TIME FOR CHANGE - Join The Kids' Cooking Academy

Somali refugees face grim prospects in Kenyan camp - World - CBC News

Somali refugees face grim prospects in Kenyan camp - World - CBC News

Norway PM gives little thought to suspect - World - CBC News

Norway PM gives little thought to suspect - World - CBC News

Gold hits new high, loonie retreats - Business - CBC News

Gold hits new high, loonie retreats - Business - CBC News

McCartney performs inspired mix of Beatle classics

McCartney performs inspired mix of Beatle classics

Montreal Gazette - Breaking News, Quebec, Opinion, Multimedia & More

Montreal Gazette - Breaking News, Quebec, Opinion, Multimedia & More

GOP Antitax Dogma Endangers the Country - Newsweek

GOP Antitax Dogma Endangers the Country - Newsweek

Vocabulary: Tuesday time-suck | The Economist

Vocabulary: Tuesday time-suck | The Economist

Tuesday, July 26, 2011

Wealth gap widens for whites over blacks, Hispanics - Pew - Jul. 26, 2011

Wealth gap widens for whites over blacks, Hispanics - Pew - Jul. 26, 2011

News from The Associated Press

News from The Associated Press

CBC/Radio-Canada | Working with us | Current openings

CBC/Radio-Canada | Working with us | Current openings

CARE: Donate Now: Help save lives with CARE

CARE: Donate Now: Help save lives with CARE

Recording Of Piers Morgan Admitting Knowledge Of Phone Hacking Exists: Blogger Guido Fawkes

Recording Of Piers Morgan Admitting Knowledge Of Phone Hacking Exists: Blogger Guido Fawkes

In deference to Amy Winehouse

I didn't know her music very well. just enough to appreciate her talent; I liked her dressed-up image and stubbornness, and found her very attractive; but her voice was what made her kind of unique. We hear a lot that ''here goes another casualty of drugs&alcohol''....humm....no!  Amy Winehouse is dead because she abused of what became to her a self-medicated ''pain killer'' of the soul, but to be more concrete and realistic, she probably died from an untreated depression. Yes, this dreaded word and condition from which so many people suffers these days. Still consider a ''condition for the weak'' is actually a disease. It's one of the least treated disease because of the stigma that comes with the disease (although we are more and more aware and tolerant to it) too many people wait till they can't function anymore to seek help. Drugs&Alcohol exacerbate depression in a slow an insidious way as it gives an illusion of ''bien-être'' and functionality for a while. I mean after all the artists who succumbed to these habits have been productive and successful while being users, augmenting the ''Illusion'' that everything is or will be fine. The first symptoms of depression can show up at an early stage of life, often in the teen ages, and either ignored or kept secret to the entourage. When drugs and alcohol are experienced by the symptomatic person at first, it can sometimes have a soothing effect with a confidence boost, relegating the core of the problem to something that will go away. For as many people know now, the body gets more and more tolerant to the substances and the user tends to increase the doses almost inadvertently. That's when the process of self-destruction begins, while some people find solace to seek help, others don't....R.I.P Amy.

PBS NewsHour | PBS

PBS NewsHour | PBS

ANALYSIS: Horn of Africa famine springs from many causes - World - CBC News

ANALYSIS: Horn of Africa famine springs from many causes - World - CBC News

Norway attacks suspect claims more cells abroad - World - CBC News

Norway attacks suspect claims more cells abroad - World - CBC News

Moroccan plane crash kills 78 - World - CBC News

Moroccan plane crash kills 78 - World - CBC News

Election bid a tough ask for China's independent candidates - CNN.com

Election bid a tough ask for China's independent candidates - CNN.com

Monday, July 25, 2011

Famine refugees face increased violence, aid groups say - World - CBC News

Famine refugees face increased violence, aid groups say - World - CBC News

Jack Layton cancer news prompts strong reaction online - Your Community

Jack Layton cancer news prompts strong reaction online - Your Community

Jango - Free Music -- Listen to Music Online - Internet Radio

Jango - Free Music -- Listen to Music Online - Internet Radio

CBC.ca Player

CBC.ca Player

CBC News - Latest Canada, World, Entertainment and Business News

CBC News - Latest Canada, World, Entertainment and Business News

The generation that knew

The most informed generation in History could be remembered as ''The one who knew but changed very little''
I remember when my parents and grand-parents (I'm 55) would tell stories an anecdotes about the era they lived in and recalling events that either they participated in or knew about; at the same time, when talking about horrific
events, predicaments and what was happening in the world at the same time, they would often end their say by ''if we'd only knew'' and then retort saying '' we didn't have television back then and we barely had a radio that worked''  ''We would learn about things during the news reel at the movies'' Well, well, who among you still turn on the TV or get the newspaper to know about the latest news? So my issue lingering constantly in the back of my mind since like you, I get my info about the world on Internet which allows me to go on Twitter, face book,and the myriad of news sites by the click of the mouse; OK now then, I have a few interrogations here:
Now we know and we know it fast; I mean even in 1990 the CNN guys were waiting on the premises for the first bomb to explode in Iraq; if a quake or tsunami happen in the far east, we're aware of it within an hour.
We also know that natural disasters happened, have and will happen, unfortunately sooner than later; aren't we suppose to be ready for those and be ready to promptly act with the basic needs for the victims? Like water, basic food and medical first aid supplies? I know, I know, ''its more complicated than that''  but today, I don't buy it anymore; we have the IMF, World bank, monster plane carriers, a zillion charity organizations , Volunteers, and so much more resources, that if well prepared should deliver the relief promptly to the needy

Too much logistic problems in my view and lack of good faith: strong judgement here on my part but I don't care anymore; no way that a child should still be seen on our screens with flees on his face with an inflated belly, no f....way. We know and we've know ed for ages, I'm talking about basic survival needs here not the end of the world; we have zillionnaires, billionaires, millionaires and 1 god am dollar taken once a year from people's tax revenue around the world, isn't enough?  yes it is enough. What is not enough seems to be the ''Will''to resolve this infamy that to me, gives the human race a ''black eye''. This as lasted enough, no more excuses, we knew, we know and will eradicate this unacceptable human condition once and for all; when? NOW!     ....to be continued.

Robert Aube

Norway gunman seeks public hearing as he faces justice

Norway gunman seeks public hearing as he faces justice

Asian markets fall on U.S. debt crisis - Business - CBC News

Asian markets fall on U.S. debt crisis - Business - CBC News

UN hosts famine emergency meeting - World - CBC News

UN hosts famine emergency meeting - World - CBC News

Sunday, July 24, 2011

Strauss-Kahn assault accuser speaks out - World - CBC News

Strauss-Kahn assault accuser speaks out - World - CBC News

Brain Games & Brain Training - Lumosity

Brain Games & Brain Training - Lumosity

Yes, I’m an addict too: Why I’m no different to Amy Winehouse « guy_interrupted's blog

Yes, I’m an addict too: Why I’m no different to Amy Winehouse « guy_interrupted's blog

Norwegian gunman targeted immigrants on island - World - CBC News

Norwegian gunman targeted immigrants on island - World - CBC News

Right-Side-of-Lowell: Narco-Religion

Right-Side-of-Lowell: Narco-Religion

Blogger Buzz: Blogger integrates with Amazon Associates

Blogger Buzz: Blogger integrates with Amazon Associates

Sharing with Writers and Readers: Amazon & Google Blogger Make Great Pair

Sharing with Writers and Readers: Amazon & Google Blogger Make Great Pair

Twitter Media (twittermedia) on Twitter

Twitter Media (twittermedia) on Twitter

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CBC Books - Survey: Which author would you most like to have a drink with?

CBC Books - Survey: Which author would you most like to have a drink with?