Thursday, March 29, 2018

Utah "Free-range parenting" law-1st in USA

I am very happy to read about Utah "Free-range parenting" law - 1st in USA.

Included activities cover children who "walk, run or bike to and from school, travel to commercial or recreational facilities (or) play outside and remain at home unattended"

http://nationalpost.com/news/free-range-parenting-utahs-new-law-a-first-in-the-u-s-lets-parents-trust-their-kids-with-unsupervised-activities

Kids can have childhood like I enjoyed in 1950s !

We always walked to and from school - starting in Kindergarten at 5 yrs old.
Dad gave each of us Timex watches & taught us to tell time before we started school.

We also went to the corner store by ourselves to spend our allowance - a penny a day actually bought candy back then.  Chips or chocolate bars were only 5 cents.

We rode our tricycles & roller-skates round and round our block.  We also went to the playground by ourselves.  Same for going to the nearby outdoor rink.

When I was in Gr2 and my brother in Gr1, our parents regularly gave us money to take the bus to and from an outdoor swimming pool - which had staff and lifeguards.




Monday, March 26, 2018

5-gallon Buckets of River Stones in each Classroom

USA school "made headlines after testifying to lawmakers at the state capitol about why the school put 5-gallon buckets of river stones in each classroom. The superintendent said the stoning strategy is a 'last resort'.”

NOTE:  This is in addition to all other security methods in place at the school.
               So children & teachers are not sitting ducks if shooter is able to enter a classroom.
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School that gives students rocks to repel active shooter to add armed security
Fox News
By Caleb Parke
Posted:  March 26, 2018


http://www.foxnews.com/us/2018/03/26/school-that-arms-students-with-rocks-to-add-armed-security.html
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The following article has a video which explains re security methods in place & why the buckets of rocks have been placed in the classrooms

Superintendent Says Students Are Armed with Rocks In Case of a School Shooting
WNEP - ABC News
by Peggy Lee
Posted:    March 22, 2018 at 10:44 PM
Updated: March 23, 2018 at 11:12 AM

http://wnep.com/2018/03/22/superintendent-says-students-are-armed-with-rocks-in-case-of-a-school-shooting/

Safer BBQ Scrapers - No Wire Bristles

Newfoundland BBQ scrapers made by Jason Janes of Juniper (Tamarack) wood are safer than those with wire bristles.

"If a splinter comes off this thing it just burns" - "becomes smoke" and adds "flavour to the food".

"still using the prototype scraper he carved in May 2017"

Grate idea: Newfoundlander builds unexpected business with bristle-free BBQ scraper
CBC News
by Maggie Gillis
Posted: Mar 25, 2018
http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/newfoundland-labrador/bbq-brush-bristles-nwfoundland-man-wood-scraper-1.4589394
QUOTE:
The scrapers are now available in 60 retail outlets throughout Newfoundland and Labrador, and a national distribution with a big chain is in the works.

Janes also sells from his website and has shipped scrapers across Canada and the U.S., as well as to the Caribbean and the U.K.
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website - provides info & you can order online
https://juniperbbqscraper.com/

QUOTE:

The Juniper BBQ Scraper is a safe natural BBQ grill cleaner. As you use the Juniper BBQ Scraper, grooves form matching your grill. It is these grooves that offer a deep clean without the risk of dangerous bristles getting into your food.

Each Juniper BBQ Scraper is handcrafted from 100% Canadian juniper (tamarack) which is locally harvested from sustainable forests. Juniper is more durable and longer lasting than cedar and not as difficult to use as oak or birch products which makes it perfect for a long lasting BBQ grill cleaner.

The Juniper BBQ Scraper won't damage your BBQ grill and is easy to clean. Treat it like your favourite wood cutting board and it should last for many BBQ seasons.

Pick one up from a local retailer or order online.
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Tuesday, March 6, 2018

Attacks continue on Canada's 1st PM

Attacks continue on Canada's 1st PM

Pic-"Statue of John A. Macdonald in Victoria Park vandalized" - Regina news 12 Feb 2018

Pic-"Vandals spraypainted the statue of Sir John A. MacDonald that stands at one of the entrances to Victoria Park in March 2012"

http://leaderpost.com/news/local-news/statue-of-john-a-macdonald-in-victoria-park-vandalized

Monday, March 5, 2018

Video - "Time's Up" by Dana Loesch - NRA

Another effective Video -  "Time's Up" by Dana Loesch - NRA Spokesperson

https://www.nratv.com/home/video/dana-loesch-has-a-new-show-coming-to-nratv
 

Dick’s Employee Pens Epic Resignation Letter

Dick’s Employee Pens Epic Resignation Letter in Response to New Firearms Policies
Tribunist News
March 1, 2018


Part of letter by Griffin McCullar
“Sincerely, the 20 year old employee, that is an avid hunter, who can no longer purchase firearms from the store in which he is a salesman at the gun counter.”

http://tribunist.com/news/dicks-employee-pens-epic-resignation-letter-in-response-to-new-firearms-policies/


Will boycott new Canada $10 bill re Viola Desmond

Will boycott new Canada $10 bill re Viola Desmond to be unveiled this Thursday

Stocked-up with $10 bills at bank today

Will only accept change in old $10 bills or other denominations

https://www.bankofcanada.ca/banknotes/banknoteable-woman/

QUOTE:
As Viola Desmond is featured on the $10 note, and another iconic Canadian will be featured on the future $5 note, Canada’s first Prime Minister, Sir John A. Macdonald, and our first francophone Prime Minister, Sir Wilfrid Laurier, will be honoured on our higher value bank notes. This will take place when the higher value notes are redesigned.

These changes mean that former prime ministers William Lyon Mackenzie King and Sir Robert Borden will no longer be portrayed on bank notes. The $20 denomination will continue to feature the reigning monarch.
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New $10 bill honouring Viola Desmond to be unveiled in Halifax next week
CTV News
The Canadian Press
Published:  
Friday, March 2, 2018 12:25PM EST

https://www.ctvnews.ca/canada/new-10-bill-honouring-viola-desmond-to-be-unveiled-in-halifax-next-week-1.3826143
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New $10 bill starring Nova Scotian will debut in Halifax next week
Viola Desmond
's banknote will be unveiled at Halifax Central Library on Thursday
CBC News
Posted:       Mar 02, 2018 9:26 PM AT

http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/nova-scotia/viola-desmond-10-bill-banknote-1.4560606

Friday, March 2, 2018

video-MGM "Death Wish"-Official Trailer #2

video - MGM "Death Wish"- Official Trailer #2

I am looking forward to seeing this movie starring Bruce Willis

"MGM will release Death Wish nationwide on March 2, 2018"

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HzILu6yyA20

Wednesday, February 28, 2018

MeWe-Next-Gen Social Network-"respects your privacy"

MeWe - "The Next-Gen Social Network that actually respects your privacy, and where you are in control over your communication & connections."

"Share anything and everything: photos, videos, voice messages, disappearing content, mail, chat and more."

"The best chat & group app with privacy you trust!"

"No Ads. No Tracking. No BS."

https://mewe.com/

@mewe

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Startup MeWe Launches Free, 'No Ads' Social NetworkBy: Chris Preimesberger
March 16, 2016

http://www.eweek.com/cloud/startup-mewe-launches-free-no-ads-social-network

QUOTE:
"We are debunking the myth that a Web company has to spy on and track members to make money," founder and CEO Mark Weinstein said.
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Facebook-removed Canadian Coast Guard Ship site created by employees

"Facebook takes down page sharing experiences on icebreaker Cornwallis"
by TOM AYERS
The Chronicle Herald
Published February 27, 2018 - 4:53pm

"It was about nine years old and was one of 18 he created to display photos and share stories about serving on various coast guard ships."

http://thechronicleherald.ca/novascotia/1549163-facebook-takes-down-page-sharing-experiences-on-icebreaker-cornwallis
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Posted: 28 Feb 2018 on Twitter to Facebook

QUOTE:
@facebook How dare you take down CCGS Edward Cornwallis site-important to former&present Cdn Coast Guard employees!

"It was about nine years old and was one of 18 he created to display photos and share stories about serving on various coast guard ships"

http://thechronicleherald.ca/novascotia/1549163-facebook-takes-down-page-sharing-experiences-on-icebreaker-cornwallis
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Posted: 2 March 2018 on Twitter to Facebook
QUOTE:

 @facebook Our Canadian Coast Guard ship CCGS Edward Cornwallis provides important services such as buoy tending, icebreaking and Search and Rescue.

We are proud of our ship & want our photos restored to our Facebook site ASAP.

http://www.ccg-gcc.gc.ca/Fleet/Vessel?vessel_id=59
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Monday, February 26, 2018

Friday, February 23, 2018

"NO SURRENDER - The Firearms Owners Protection Act"

"NO SURRENDER -- The Firearms Owners Protection Act"

"The straight skinny on the Firearms Owners’ Protection Act (FOPA) the law that saved gun rights""

https://www.nraila.org/articles/20110125/no-surrender

PBSO PLEA:DON’T BOTHER THE WRONG SCOT PETERSON

"PBSO PLEA:  DON’T BOTHER THE WRONG SCOT PETERSON"

"Palm Beach County Sheriff’s Office is pleading with the public to stay away from the wrong Scott Peterson’s home. Scot Peterson (note, one “t”, not two) is the BSO deputy"

gives street address for both people

http://bocanewsnow.com/2018/02/23/pbso-plea-dont-bother-the-wrong-scot-peterson/

Thursday, February 22, 2018

Video-"Inside The Safest School In America"

Video - "Inside The Safest School In America" - @NBCNews

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kcpsnrxHdCc

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"Southwestern High School in Shelbyville, Ind., has been referred to as "the safest school in America"

" introduced under then-governor Mike Pence in 2013, the Indiana Secured School Grant Fund had a budget of $20 million"


https://www.usatoday.com/story/news/nation-now/2018/02/22/safest-school-america-indiana/362210002/
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"Secured School Safety Grant Program"

"Indiana Department of Homeland Security"

http://www.in.gov/dhs/securedschoolsafety.htm



Saturday, February 17, 2018

Video Sharing Platform - BitChute - SpkOut


"A peer to peer video sharing platform that puts respect for people and #freedomofexpression first"

"avoid censorship and demonetisation by established services like YouTube"

https://www.bitchute.com/

https://www.facebook.com/pg/P2PVideo/posts/?ref=page_internal 


@bitchute

Friday, February 16, 2018

Video-Archie Bunker-Editorial on Gun Control

Video - "Archie Bunker's Editorial on Gun Control"

QUOTE:
From the "All in the Family" Season 3 premiere,
entitled (appropriately) "Archie and the Editorial."
It aired over 40 years ago.
UNQUOTE:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-lDb0Dn8OXE&feature=youtu.be

Gov. Rick Scott: FBI Director Needs to Resign

"Gov. Rick Scott:   FBI Director Needs to Resign"

"“The FBI’s failure to take action against this killer is unacceptable"

https://www.flgov.com/2018/02/16/gov-rick-scott-fbi-director-needs-to-resign/

FBI Statement - Shooting in Parkland, Florida

"On January 5, 2018, a person close to Nikolas Cruz contacted the FBI’s Public Access Line (PAL) tipline"

FBI Statement on the Shooting in Parkland, Florida
February 16, 2018

https://www.fbi.gov/news/pressrel/press-releases/fbi-statement-on-the-shooting-in-parkland-florida


Thursday, February 15, 2018

ShotSpotter-Real-time Gunshot Detection & Alert System

"Real-time Gunshot Detection & Alert System"

"Making Cities & Campuses Safer"

Uses "gunfire specific acoustic-sensing" sensors & software to "notify law enforcement and first responders via a digital alert (in-car device or mobile app) of the precise location with a full set of contextual information about the incident"

http://www.shotspotter.com/

Whites NOT wanted - Dalhousie University

``William Watson: ‘Whites not wanted’ is what Dalhousie evidently considers ‘progressive’``

If it really wanted to be clear, the university could simply say 'no whites need apply' rather than asking for 'racially visible' candidates``

http://business.financialpost.com/opinion/william-watson-whites-not-wanted-is-what-dalhousie-evidently-considers-progressive

Video-FBI informed Sept 2017 re comment

Video by YouTube vlogger Ben Bennight - "BenTheBondsman"

He speaks re his efforts in Sept 2017 to inform FBI re comment "I'm going to be a professional school shooter" posted by someone using name "Nikolas Cruz"

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DzNwinmBawo

Wednesday, February 14, 2018

Is N Korea is playing "Trojan Horse" with IOC & S Korea ?

Is it possible that North Korea is playing "Trojan Horse" with IOC & South Korea ?

Athletes & coaches are probably harmless.

However, others accompanying them as "minders" to prevent defections could be part of a clever plan.

Tuesday, February 13, 2018

Video-Barack And Michelle Obama's Official Portraits

"See Barack And Michelle Obama's Official Portraits Revealed At The National Portrait Gallery" in this brief  video by TIME.

These unusual portraits are said to be done in “social justice" painting style.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dmG8F2cT9oM&feature=youtu.be




Thursday, February 8, 2018

Video-Nancy Pelosi-"Face Of The Future Of Our Country"

Article & video of  Nancy Pelosi while speaking re DACA paused to say "My Grandson's Birthday Wish Was To Have Brown Skin, Brown Eyes; "Face Of The Future Of Our Country"

Posted by:  RCP Video
RealClearPolitics (RCP)
7 February 2018

https://www.realclearpolitics.com/video/2018/02/07/pelosi_my_grandsons_birthday_wish_was_to_have_brown_skin_the_face_of_the_future_of_our_country.html

Wednesday, February 7, 2018

article-"whites" will become a "minority" in USA in 2040s

Long article with charts estimating date in 2040s when "whites" will become a "minority" in USA.

Trump immigration plan could keep whites in U.S. majority for up to five more years
The Washington Post
by Jeff Stein and Andrew Van Dam
Posted: 6 February 2018

https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/wonk/wp/2018/02/06/trump-immigration-plan-could-keep-whites-in-u-s-majority-for-up-to-five-more-years/?utm_term=.749a535d3567


Thursday, December 28, 2017

Pic & Article - ugly "Anti-Bird Spikes" on trees - England

This is NOT FAKE news - strange as it sounds - some people have put ugly "Anti-bird spikes" on the branches of trees !

The pic with the following article will shock many people ! 

However, if you look carefully, you will see that not all the branches are covered with the anti-bird spikes.  So perhaps birds can still sit on the other branches. 

Maybe the anti-bird spikes would be less ugly if the spikes were coloured green &/or brown to better blend in with the branches/leaves - sort of camouflage coloured.

Wealthy Bristol residents cause uproar by installing 'anti-bird spikes' to stop droppings hitting expensive cars
Trees rendered 'literally uninhabitable' say activists
Independent
by Sarah Ward, Esme Ashcroft
Posted: Tuesday 19 December 2017 09:49 GMT

http://www.independent.co.uk/news/uk/home-news/bird-spikes-droppings-expensive-sports-cars-environmentalists-angered-rspb-clifton-down-bristol-a8117786.html

Bird spikes are also sold by several companies in USA & Canada- usually to be installed on buildings.

Bird Spikes & Bird Spike Accessories
Nixalite of America Inc
Pest Bird & Wildlife Control Products

https://www.nixalite.com/products/bird-spikes?gclid=EAIaIQobChMI7d3s5J-t2AIVhbjACh0OOA6AEAAYAiAAEgJ_i_D_BwE
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Bird Spikes & Bird Spike Accessories
Home Depot - Canada

https://www.homedepot.ca/en/home/search.html?autoSuggest=bird%20spikes&q=bird%20spikes:relevance#!q=bird%20spikes:relevance
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Bird-B-Gone - USA
Professional Bird Control Products

https://www.birdbgone.com/products/bird-spikes.html

Wednesday, December 27, 2017

Enjoyed watching "Tales of the Rat Fink" re Ed Roth

Enjoyed watching semi-animated doc "Tales of the Rat Fink"
@hollywoodsuite HS70s @Rogers CH 486

"cultural icon of the '60s, Ed Roth was a visionary master" creating "hotrods" & T-shirts etc

Narration by John Goodman, Ann-Margret, Dick & Tom Smothers etc

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0491698/

"The life and times of famed hot rod & custom car designer Ed "Big Daddy" Roth." 

Thursday, December 21, 2017

Enjoyed Movie "Thomas Kinkade's Christmas Cottage"

Really enjoying watching 2008 movie "Thomas Kinkade's Christmas Cottage" on ShowCase.
starring Peter O'Toole, Jared Padalecki, Marcia Gay Harden
I always liked Thomas Kinkade's paintings.
Also Peter O'Toole is always wonderful.

website re the movie
http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0999872/

Official website re Thomas Kinkade's Paintings:
https://thomaskinkade.com/

http://www.showcase.ca/

@showcasedotca 
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I really liked JaredPadalecki & look forward to seeing more of the movies he has made.

IMDB webpage re JaredPadalecki
http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0655585/

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jared_Padalecki

@jarpad

https://www.facebook.com/JaredPadalecki/

Saturday, December 9, 2017

FREE Preview-Hollywood Suite movies-until 5 Jan 2018

I am enjoying FREE Preview on Rogers cable tv - until 5 Jan 2018 - of  Hollywood Suite movies

4 channels of of uncut and commercial-free movies from 70s, 80s, 90s and 2000s

This FREE Preview is also available on Bell/Aliant cable/Fibe tv as well as many other tv providers.

You can see list of tv providers & channel numbers at the following webpage:


https://hollywoodsuite.ca/freepreview/

https://hollywoodsuite.ca/

@hollywoodsuite