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ininewcrow

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Indigenous Canadian from northern Ontario. Believe in equality, Indigenous rights, minority rights, LGBTQ+, women’s rights and do not support war of any kind.

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Loblaws, Sobeys owners under investigation by Competition Bureau for alleged anti-competitive conduct ( www.cbc.ca )

Canada's Competition Bureau has launched investigations into the parent companies of grocery chains Loblaws and Sobeys for alleged anti-competitive conduct, court documents reveal, with Sobeys' owner calling the inquiry "unlawful."...

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Arsonist sets fire to five buildings, tells everyone, everyone knows, there are pictures of him setting fire to buildings, arsonist has posted multiple five minute videos of him saying he committed the fires, thousands of people have reported him as the arsonist .

Competition Bureau: we are launching investigations into who may have set these fires

A commentary on Pretendians by an indigenous woman from Norway House - YouTube ( youtu.be )

This is one of best commentaries I've heard recently about indigenous fraud. I've stopped referring to it as "Pretendians" because this isn't a cute joke, this is serious fraud and can sometimes add up to tens, hundreds of thousands and even millions of dollars worth of lifelong fraud....

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Depends .... with a cassette you could toss in the back seat and it could get kicked around on the floor all summer and as long as it stayed dry, it would keep working the next time you put in the player. I found an old REM cassette wedged into the back seat of my truck ... I don't know how long it had been there ... the thing still played as well as it did when I last played it.

You had to baby CDs a lot more because once they got scratched, you either skipped that song all the time or the thing just got unplayable.

Sound quality was a lot better on CD ... cassette audio were never great even when new and they degraded over time ... but cassettes were durable out of their case or packaging, CDs were not.

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Add some olive oil and you'll pass liquid at both ends in no time.

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Millionaires and billionaires ..... our modern day logic is to think and believe that someone who owns or has access to enormous sums of money automatically gives them the title of "genius".

I suppose humanity has always been like that.

We called them Kings, Queens, Lords, Emperors in the past ...... we changed the titles but the blind praise is still the same.

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welp ... my thighs were in more danger than I realized

AP Investigation: In hundreds of deadly police encounters, officers broke multiple safety guidelines ( apnews.com )

In hundreds of deaths where police used force meant to stop someone without killing them, officers violated well-known guidelines for safely restraining and subduing people — not simply once or twice, but multiple times....

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How about acknowledging the fact that in the US, the average police officer spend over three quarters of their time training to use a firearm.

It's no different here in Canada. All they want is soldier, give them enough training so that they'll blindly follow orders, get them to defend the wealthy and control the poor, keep workers subservient and protect property. Give them a gun and a license to kill and encourage a culture of beating people, using violence or shooting people first and then asking questions later.

There's no mystery or revelation here. Everyone who has ever lived on the skids or has skin color other than white has always known this.

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The most amazing part of this type of genocide is that people are paying a lot money in order to be discriminated against.

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If the lake is drying up .... the land is becoming bone dry and ready to burn in forest fires

None of this looking good

It's May and northern Alberta and NWT is starting to burn ... they are supposed to have a ton of spring run off to saturate the forest for a month or two and they had none of it.

Wait until June and July come around, we're all going to be wearing post apocalyptic full facemasks with oxygen and buying bottles from the biggest corporations that we will have to pay to breathe enough air.

Broken teeth and infected gums: 46K claims filed so far with Canadian Dental Care Plan ( www.cbc.ca )

Massive cavities, mouthfuls of broken teeth, bleeding gums and abscesses — they're just some of the serious dental issues Dr. Melvin Lee has treated in less than two weeks of providing care under Canada's new public dental insurance plan.

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I really don't understand why they went with a private insurance company to deliver this program ... they really had to shoehorn a private company into a public service in order to make it happen. Cut out the private company and it would likely save more money in the long run ... money that could be turned around to hire government staff and a new government department to run the program. Instead of having a private company partly work to deliver the program and partly work to try to turn a profit by degrading the service for their monetary benefit.

There will always be fat to the system no matter who delivers it ... the difference is that if you allow private companies into these situations, they'll do everything in their power to deride the new system and turn into something that will only benefit them.

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Always amazes me how stories of murdered Indigenous women fall to page three or four in the news .... increase the body count to 12 and everyone generally shrugs their collective shoulders.

If it had been reported that it was 12 Caucasian women .... it would have made headline news and reported round the clock for a week.

I'm somewhat relieved that something is being done about this .... as an Indigenous person, it feels sad that stories like this are not that terribly important to the rest of the Canada.

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I was going to guess the printing press ... because the letters have to be reversed in order to stamp them onto the sheet ... but that doesn't happen for another thousand years

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I'm up in northern Ontario near Sudbury ... and I've been driving around Timmins and Cochrane for the past few weeks. The forests don't have enough moisture ... we didn't get enough snow last year ... even my friends and relatives up north on James Bay are reporting a lot less water than years before. No one noticed that none of the James Bay communities reported emergency evacuations for anticipated floods this past spring like they normally do. There was about half the amount of snow here than last year.

It all means that the spring run off was a lot less than in previous years ... which means that our forests are already drying out and it isn't even warm or hot yet. As soon as that heat arrives, our forests are going to turn into tinder fire starter. Normally, we should have so much spring run off from our annual supply of snow and ice that it would keep our forests saturated long enough for them survive the summer heat and make it less possible for forest fires. Without that snow, we're doomed up here.

Take in a deep breath of fresh air everyone ... I hate to say it but I'm really worried that the whole north - everything north of North Bay, Sudbury and Thunder Bay - is going to go up in flames this summer. It won't be good for us in the north and it won't spare the south either because it will send clouds of smoke over the entire province.

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We're all going to be held hostage by these dumb wars until the US election is over.

They're turning Palestine and Ukraine into forever wars now because they are convenient distractions for all of us from ever having to deal with the fact that we are zombie walking into our collective global environmental disaster.

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They'll become the basis of a new Star Trek series in 30 years

Star Trek: Revenge On Mother

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I wondered what this was about and read about John Brown and the slave rebellion at Harpers Ferry in 1859.

I had just watched a bit of history on this raid a few months ago on a Youtube Channel called 'Canadiana' ... a group that offers historical features on Canadian history.

There was one survivor of this raid and he fled to Canada in southern Ontario where he lived and worked for most of his life.

Osborne Perry Anderson
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Osborne_Perry_Anderson

Canadiana Episode: How The American Civil War Made Canada
https://youtu.be/iL-dGrHe_x8

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It's the subtle difference between a JUSTICE system and a LEGAL system.

One aims to maintain law and order in society in a fair and equal way regardless of one's status or situation.

The other is a system gamed to benefit the richest and wealthiest individuals to get away with everything.

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Same here and I felt the same way when I saw the story in the news.

I'd rather see tens of thousands of dollars spent on taking care of the medical needs of a human being than in paying tens of thousands of dollars on another bureaucrat or politician flying around the country attending conferences or expensive meetings.

We have more than enough money and resources to pay for the medical needs of everyone in the country regardless of their status or situation ... it's the creeping privatization of our medical system and institutions that makes it so unaffordable and needlessly complicated and difficult to maintain.

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On a case by case basis for the moment

if the person needing help needs a non urgent medical care ... then you can spend the time and energy defending the merits of legality and funding

if the person is losing, has lost their limbs for whatever reason and treatment will further affect their long term well being ... then treat them due to compassion and don't send them into a bureaucratic hell hole

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Any time you read an article or headline that intentionally wants to incite either .... FEAR, ANGER, HATE

It's a sure sign it's not good journalism or public information .... it's just plain old propaganda

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That's the funny part .... of all the born and bred Canadians within Canada ... how many have actually gone out to visit a National Park (either paid for or for free).

I was born and raised in northern Ontario, I'm Indigenous and I've been to lots of wilderness sites in the north on James Bay and Hudson Bay ... but I've never been to a National Park that I know of.

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Simple and to the point, everyone should know and follow this. One of the best pieces of advice from the Dalai Lama

"Our prime purpose in this life is to help others. And if you can't help them, at least don't hurt them."

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It's all based on geography.

If the school is located in a mineral rich area or underground oil field, then that wasn't a school, it was a military base and those weren't students they were terrorists.

If the school is located in aa area that lacks any natural wealth, then the robots have become autonomous and acted without control by anyone. It was an accident.

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I guess it's better than .... "On your knees meatbag"

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I'm up near Sudbury Ontario and our forests don't look so bad yet .... but everyone here knows and is aware of how much snow we got this winter and it wasn't much. We are not having as much spring runoff as we did years before. It all means that our forests will dry out in a month or two and by then, the hot summer weather will be here and ignite everything.

We're not looking forward to the summer.

Enjoy it while you can. I think we'll be breathing in a lot smoke in a month or two.

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This reminded me of a similar thing from my childhood. I grew up in a very traditional Indigenous family. My parents were born in the wilderness so I grew up doing a lot of very traditional things like hunting, trapping and fishing. One of my earliest farthest memories is being out on the ice gill net fishing with my parents. I must have been about seven eight years old. You have to set out an area on a river and then chip out a series of holes to literally 'sew' a net under the ice attached to a long pole guiding the pole past the holes you made. I can remember looking at those holes in the ice and wondering ... if I fall in, I won't be able to get back through the hole ... I would end up stuck under the ice until I died. The holes were small ... but I was small too and I knew I could easily fit through the hole ... it was a weird fascination between I don't want to drown in an ice hole ... and I wonder what it's like under the ice hole. It completely freaked me out and became an embedded permanent memory for me forever after.

It's weird thinking about dangerous things when you're a kid ... you know the danger, you know it might even be deadly but you're curious to find out what it would mean or what it would feel like ... it's amazing any of us survive through childhood.

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I think my older brothers and sisters sat me down next to them to watch this .... I vaguely remember it ... but I think it scared me so badly that I block it out of my childhood memory and refuse to remember it

I should go watch it again for the first time.

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Never Cry Wolf

My parents loved that film because they identified with it a lot .... I know, I know ... there are a lot of criticisms around Farley Mowat and what he may or may not have known or embellished about the writing he created. I loved Farley because he was a complete nut .... but my kind of lovable weird intelligent nut. In the movie, the images and ideas of living out in the wilderness was a lot of fun to watch ... and yes that scene under the ice was terrifying for me as a kid.

Thanks for awakening long forgotten fears and anxieties ... may you drown in your bathtub ... and me in my river.

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Bob Ross: We will add your biological and technolog?????? ... what are you doing? .... oh you want to join? ... but can I just finish ... oh well ... ok ... just another happy biological entity

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This is what I'm loving about DS9 ...... good people don't always win, just like in real life. It's the same logic from the famous Picard quote:

“It is possible to commit no mistakes and still lose. That is not a weakness; that is life.”

Watching the stories in DS9 unfold knowing that good things won't always happen makes the whole series so grounded and relatable.

I'm on season three now and thoroughly enjoying it all.

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God ..... she's so good I felt like throwing my phone against the wall. Everyone should have a Kai Winn in their lives, to make you momentarily miserable and allow you to appreciate the rest of your life

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McCoy is the 20 year old baby sitter for these ten year old kids.

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He shot first ..... into the transport buffer

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And if you don't agree or fight back ... we'll destroy your country some more and make you pay more .... in oil.

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The trick is to buy 10 of them, then cook two right away and you have enough to eat for two more days

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Judging by the amount of fascism around and the fact that Nazism still exists and is still celebrated in some circles ..... did World War Two end?

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we just operation paperclipped the nazis elsewhere into society

When you look at the post war history and the fact that the Allies defeated the Nazis with the Communist Soviets ... after the war, it was far easier to be a Nazi than it was to be a Communist. I'm in Canada and you can't believe the number of Nazi loving or Nazi associated war veterans that made their way here and the US after the war.

Driving in Japan ( jemmy.jeena.net )

Driving in Japan with the wheel on the right side. The first time I did that last year I drove on the wrong side of the road about 5 times and got a shock every time when I saw all the ghost drivers just to quickly realize that it's me who is driving the wrong way. This year it only happened one time, so my brain seems to adapt...

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The best part is ..... you're in Japan! ... that in itself is amazing. Good for you.

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