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"Left: Prime Minister's office readout of Trudeau's phone call with Trump

Right: White House readout of the very same call



"It was a very amicable call."
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april 2017 by cluebucket
150 Canadian Films - National Canadian Film Day
in a Don McKellar mood

why does it have to be only one day? (April 19, in case you missed it)
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april 2017 by cluebucket
GRID: Times of Crisis - John Berger and Noam Chomsky (4/22/14) - YouTube
Gender Research Institute at Dartmouth

JB: "ignore. ignore the jailers' talk. of course there are bad jailers who are less bad, and in certain conditions it's useful to note the difference. but what they say -- including the less evil ones -- is bullshit. their hymns, their shibboleths, their incanted words like 'security' 'democracy' 'identity' 'civilization' 'flexibility' 'productivity' 'human rights' 'integration' 'terrorism' 'freedom' -- they are repeated and repeated in order to confuse, divide, distract, and sedate all fellow prisoners. from this side of the walls, words spoken by the jailers are meaningless, and are no longer useful... they cut through nothing. so. reject them. even when thinking silently to yourself."
JB: "for the mass prison population, the aim is not to activate them, but to keep them in a state of passive uncertainty, and to remind them, remind them remorselessly, that there is nothing in life but risk, and that the earth is an unsafe place. this is done with carefully selected information, with misinformation, commentaries, rumors, fictions. and insofar as this operation succeeds, it proposes and maintains a hallucinating paradox, for it tricks a prison population into believing that the priority, for each one of them, is to make arrangements for their own personal protection, and to acquire somehow (even though incarcerated) their own particular exemption from the common fate. and this image of mankind has transmitted through a view of the world is truly without precedent. mankind is presented as a card: only winners are brave; and in addition, there are no gifts -- there are only prizes.
"but prisoners have always found ways of communicating with one another. and in today's global prison, cyberspace can be used against the interests of those who first installed it. think about it. like this, prisoners inform themselves about what the world does each day; and they follow suppressed stories from the past; and so stand shoulder-to-shoulder with the dead.
"and in doing so, they rediscover little gifts, examples of courage: a single rose in a kitchen where there's not enough to eat; indelible pains; the indefatigability of mothers; laughter; mutual aid; silence; ever-widening resistance; willing sacrifice; more laughter."
JB: "the fact that the world's tyrants are ex-territorial explains the extent of their overseeing power, but it also indicates a coming weakness. they operate in cyberspace , and they lodge in guarded condominiums, but they have no knowledge of the surrounding earth.
"furthermore, they dismiss such knowledge as superficial, not profound, because for them only extracted resources count. they can't listen to the earth. on the ground, they are blind, and in the local, they are lost.
"for fellow prisoners, the opposite is true, because cells have walls that touch each other across the world. effective acts of sustained resistance will be embedded in the local, near and far. out back resistance. listening to the earth. liberty is slowly being found not outside, but in the depths of the prison."

NC: "...the tory government is trying to turn first-class universities into third-class commercial institutions. it's happening to a lesser extent here, as well. the mentality of the administrative -- state legislators, and trustees -- increasingly is one of improving the bottom line... so, for example, if you can save money by employing ... people who are easily exploitable, who are part of the 'precariat' ... you save money. of course there's a cost, but the cost is to individuals. the cost is to the students, and the faculty. but in the moral calculus of contemporary economics and socioeconomics, that doesn't matter."
"costs to persons just don't count -- they're not calculated. and the cost to persons is enormous. every person is subjected to this. it's the same throughout society. ... that's a certain kind of, if you like, moral calculus, built into some of the professions like economics, and a large part of the business world. people just don't count. what counts is the cost to institutions... and one of the victims will, of course, be the humanities: our cultural wealth, the reasons for living, the reasons for having a rich, creative life, a life that contributes to yourself and to society and future generations. sure, why should that exist, if it costs -- if you can't sell it on the market tomorrow?

"this, incidentally, is happening in the sciences too. very striking, what's happening... in the united states, the proportion of the national income, national wealth, devoted to research and development has declined by 25% in the last decade. that's mainly under the attack of the republican right wing, which doesn't believe in science, and the willingness of democrats to go along. it's part of the neoliberal assault...

"that's also the basis for the future economy. so, they're perfectly willing to cut out, destroy the future economy, if you can make more money tomorrow. that's the same thing as not caring about destroying the environment, if in fact we can make a little more money tomorrow, by fracking, let's say. well, that's -- it's a way of looking at the world, it's destructive, it'll lead us to destruction. and what you describe about what's happening to the humanities and the arts is just one part of it -- one part of the whole large system which is part of sociopathic society."
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april 2017 by cluebucket
What Makes Languages Change? How Culture Shapes Our Words
Q: When you say it doesn’t “borrow,” do you have an example?
A: The word they use for automobile means “that it has wrinkled feet,” which is, incidentally, an example of how the words you have reflect your culture. If you’re a tracker, you’re going to be noticing the tire tracks—the focus of that particular word. And the word for telephone means “you whisper into it.”
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january 2017 by cluebucket
Respecfully agree to disagree - disagreement respect opinion | Ask MetaFilter
"Very few people hold fixed opinions about things that matter deeply to them. Instead the[y] hold nuanced and thoughtful interests."
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november 2016 by cluebucket
Twitter @bn2b
"Sloan's website uses SEO to catch people who are searching for Toronto rock quartets. Smart "  tweet  bn2b  andrew_smales  sloan  toronto  website  search  canada  band  2016  2010s  from twitter_favs
may 2016 by cluebucket
How Smart Is a City Raccoon?
crystallized intelligence (assoc w/ experience) and fluid intelligence ("ability to think logically and solve problems in novel situations, independent of acquired knowledge")... city raccoons got'em
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april 2016 by cluebucket
Islamic art inspires stretchy, switchable materials - BBC News
"'In conventional materials, when you pull in one direction it will contract in other directions,' said Dr Ahmad Rafsanjani, from McGill University in Montreal.
"'But with "auxetic" materials, due to their internal architecture, when you pull in one direction they expand in the lateral direction.' ... Dr Rafsanjani's search for new designs to create such 'auxeticity' found inspiration in the stonework of two 1,000-year-old tomb towers in Iran."
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march 2016 by cluebucket
"So what does an anti-choice woman do when she experiences an unwanted pregnancy herself? Often, she will grin and bear it, so to speak, but frequently, she opts for the solution she would deny to other women -- abortion."
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february 2016 by cluebucket
Said the Gramophone - an mp3 blog
going back to the music blogs... StG now features an Osakan (!)  said_the_gramophone  music  blog  mp3  audio  pop  indie  montreal  canada  song 
january 2016 by cluebucket
Being A Girl: A Brief Personal History of Violence | The Belle Jar
"Even when a man makes a choice to threaten a small child it is still, somehow, a woman’s fault." ...  2015  2010s  childhood  violence  canada  memoir  writing  sexism  homicide  harassment  abuse  teenage  threat  internet  feminism  shooting  abortion  anne_thériault 
december 2015 by cluebucket
The Leaning Loop - Organize Your Life
always worrying when there's no price. would be so nice for our entryway though, right cosmic ?  loop  furniture  wood  shelf  rack  hanger  coat  shoe  hat  entry  home  product  design  urbanworm  jason_van_der_burg  toronto  canada 
january 2015 by cluebucket
"The Queen Haters on SCTV with Martin Short on vocals, and John Candy stealing the show as the bald, silent drummer"

"I can't afford me dope"

lol! right on point.
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june 2014 by cluebucket
25 Fascinating Charts Of Negotiation Styles Around The World | Business Insider
"Scandinavians often have entrenched opinions that they have formulated “in the long dark nights,” though they are reasonable conversationalists. Swedes often have the most wide-ranging discussions, Finns tend to value concision, and most Norwegians fall somewhere in between."
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april 2014 by cluebucket
Bran Van 3000 - Shopping - YouTube
ohhhh so much ♡ for this. didn't realize the lady was the titular character in 'New Waterford Girl'. double-won over!
"cunnilingus kissagram" !
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january 2012 by cluebucket
Don McKellar Online
hasn't been updated for seven years, but I'm glad this site is still up!
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january 2012 by cluebucket
Deadgirl (2008) - IMDb
shoulda known you'd pick up on that! this one, which i mistakenly thought was canadian ->
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december 2009 by cluebucket

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