who else turned 60 this year: celebrating the bc ndp

The great Tommy Douglaswas an MP for a BC riding in the 1960s. I recently learned that the BC NDP -- the party I vote for, the party that currently leads the  provincial government -- is 60 years old this year. There's a website showing highlights of the party's accomplishments. It's impressive, and it explains why I vote for them. In a sense, it explains why I moved to Canada: the fact that there's a viable party I can feel good about voting for, a party that shares my values. That...
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a childhood book and a dream for humanity: in henry's backyard (1948)

When I was a child, my family had a book called In Henry's Backyard. My siblings and I read it repeatedly. The book tells the story of a man who learns that all the "races of man" are equal.Over many years and decades, my brother has mentioned this book, an artifact from our youth. With the advent of the internet, I was able to suggest a few sites where he might be able to find a copy of In Henry's Backyard. And he did.During our recent vacation, hanging out on the deck of my brother and siste...
Tags: Travel, History, Labour, Children's Books, Backyard, Henry, George, Julie, UAW, Walter Reuther, What I'm Reading, Bigotry, Laura K, Jean Craighead George George

The Interplay Between Surrogacy & Counselling with Miranda Montrone

  In this episode of the Family & Fertility Law Podcast, Stephen Page talks with Surrogacy Psychologist Miranda Montrone about her passion for surrogacy. Transcript Intro: You’re listening to the Australian Family and Fertility Law Podcast. Here’s your host, Stephen Page. Stephen Page:  Welcome, everyone. Stephen Page from Page Provan Family and Fertility Lawyers. And I’m talking in our podcast about Australian family and fertility law. And today I’m joined by the wonderf...
Tags: Travel, Podcast, UK, Australia, US, America, Src, Queensland, New South Wales, Sydney, New Zealand, Melbourne, Canberra, Norman, Miranda, Stephen

Open Spaces

  The open space enters inside me and expands the passages that need me to breathe.   A cloud passes by, I take hold of a wisp of it, as strong as any current I know, and I fly.   Over open fields of harvested lavender fields bales of fresh hay dancing wheat fields pear orchards vineyards and rivers snaking along.   The countryside reminds me of the cycles of life seasons bringing their gifts farmers' toil table feast in the silent seedlings cows in the pasture chew their cud the little girl ru...
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5 Awesome Reasons to Take a Trip to New York City

New York City regularly sees over 60 million visitors a year — that’s more than the entire population of Italy. If you’re taking a trip to New York City, you’ll not only find... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
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Top 5 Shortbread Recipes!

Shortbread is one of those wonderful, classic treats that only requires a few ingredients but can be tricky to make. With these 5 shortbread recipes you'll be baking melt in the mouth and buttery shortbread! From plain to fancy shortbread assortments, there's a flavour for everyone!
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Damac narrows second-quarter loss amid property market recovery

Damac narrows second-quarter loss amid property market recovery Damac Properties, the UAE's third-biggest property developer by market capitalisation, narrowed its second-quarter loss amid continued recovery of the UAE's property market.Net loss for the three months to the end of June reached Dh101 million ($27.5m), lower than the Dh280m it reported for the same period last year, the company said in a statement on Saturday to the Dubai Financial Market, where its shares are traded.Revenue for ...
Tags: Travel, Middle East, Dubai, Uae, Trump, Dubai Financial Market, Rupert Neil Bumfrey, Damac

GCC to witness big surge in government revenues in 2021 | Banking – Gulf News

GCC to witness big surge in government revenues in 2021 | Banking – Gulf News Oil price recovery will result in big gains in terms of government revenues for key GCC countries such as Saudi Arabia, UAE, Kuwait and Qatar, according to Institute of International Finance (IIF), a Washington based association of global financial institutions.GCC’s aggregate current account surplus is projected to witness more than fivefold growth in 2021 to $109 billion from $20 billion in 2020.The IIF has project...
Tags: Travel, Washington, Saudi Arabia, Qatar, GCC, Uae, IIF, Saudi Arabia UAE Kuwait, Rupert Neil Bumfrey, Institute of International Finance IIF, Gulf News Oil

Free Garbatella: A photo tour through Rome's revolutionary 'garden city' known for its street art

A mural depicting the resistance of a Kurdish fighter against ISIS, with Garbatella visible in the background. Bruno Federico for Insider Located in the outskirts of Rome, Garbatella is known both for its revolutionary, century-old housing experiment and as one of the best places to see Rome's street art. Photographer Bruno Federico visited Garbatella to capture its spirit of rebellion and creativity. See more stories on Insider's business page. Garbatella is a working class neig...
Tags: Travel, Isis, News, Housing, Nazis, International, Trends, Workers, Rome, Factories, Italy, Street Art, Roman, Gisella, Public Housing, Francesco Guccini

Oil dips, little changed on week despite weaker demand forecasts | Reuters

Oil dips, little changed on week despite weaker demand forecasts | Reuters Oil prices dipped on Friday and ended the week little changed after weathering concerns from banks and the International Energy Agency that the spread of coronavirus variants is slowing oil demand.Global oil benchmark Brent crude settled down 72 cents, or 1%, at $70.59 a barrel for the session.U.S. West Intermediate crude settled down 65 cents at $68.44.For the week, Brent fell less than 1%, after dropping 6% last week,...

Gabriel Moens on Civil Disobedience – and comments by Augusto Zimmerman

Augusto Zimmerman wrote an article on 24 February 2021 in the Epoch Times, “On Civil Disobedience and Covid Measures”. Zimmerman wrote this on 8 February 2021: ==QUOTE== Professor Moens reminds us in Chapter 2 (‘On Civil Disobedience’, 1980) that there are instances of governmental arbitrariness which can be remedied only by means of civil disobedience. […]
Tags: Travel, Current Affairs, ZIMMERMAN, Moens, Gabriel Moens, Augusto Zimmerman

The last grate

Here's the last of the photos that I'm posting from the Sologne, taken in 2006. Another grate. I had just got my first digital camera, a Panasonic Lumix bridge camera. For the prior three years I was using one of Ken's pocket digital cameras. And for years before that I took color slides with a Canon EOS Rebel SLR. This is a small grate, probably for ventilation. Mennetou-sur-Cher, May 2006. Our little heat wave continues. Yesterday I cut the west forty, finally. Today I'll finish up with the ...
Tags: Travel, Ken, Canon EOS, Panasonic LUMIX, WCS, La Sologne

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