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Stuff I Find Hard to Fathom
Sequel to Stuff I Just Don't Get
Meanwhile, Politicians dress up for another chance to do more of the same.
CanGov't: Ending long-term drinking water advisories
But there's been a Canada since July 1, 1867, so why is it only now that efforts are reportedly being made to provide First Nation communities with potable drinking water?
The Liberal government says it's aiming to have finally lifted all long-term water advisories by March 2021 -- and it will have taken them only 154 years!
Res'EauWaternet: During the 2015 election, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and the Liberals vowed to correct this social and cultural injustice within five years of taking office.
What Trudeau was clearly saying was that he would need to be elected for a second term to accomplish that, and he's already moved the goal post from 2020 to 2021.
Not only all of the above, but there is still the perpetual, grossly damaging, knee-jerk solution to what is euphemised as Indigenous "child welfare":
GlobalNews: Jane Philpott says political will is there to solve the child welfare crisis for Indigenous kids
Suddenly, it's recognized as a "crisis"?
Instead, it seems the system was equipped with an ingrained bias against Native upbringing in general, since the government would not provide funding for Lavallee to live with willing relatives. So he wound up in foster-care hell.
It seems that the government, in its grossly prejudiced wisdom, has always sought to have Native children raised as "white", regardless of whether or not it caused irreversible trauma. But now ...
No kidding, eh? And they're just deducing this now? Oh, right; it's an election year.
So how about us old farts, eh? Doesn't matter how fancy a "home" is provided for the aged, there's still a chance you can freeze to death, unnoticed, in the back yard. Not to mention that the supervision is so poor in some nursing homes that staff and patients alike can bump seniors off.
I joke that I live next door to a handy-dandy old folks home to which I can crawl on my hands and knees when the time arrives. Truth is, they have a long waiting list so they'll probably eject me from the premises. So I'll be looking for a Kervorkian well before then. Right now, I live in a seniors' building with 68 other residents who are happy to pass on all news, good or bad. When the fire alarm went off recently, the grapevine went immediately into action to reassure one and all that it was a false alarm.
There are all types of Kervorkians, it seems:
TheStar: 180 people died on serial killer Elizabeth Wettlaufer’s shifts in one nursing home. Was that a red flag?
CBC: 'It's a horror movie': Nursing home security footage provides raw picture of resident violence problem.
I can almost see the value of carrying a cane, whether or not it's needed for walking.
CNN: 11th death reported after a Florida nursing home was left without A/C
I guess they just couldn't afford (or were not motivated?) to repair it after a hurricane.
Oddly enough, it seems there's plenty of money available for research on how to manipulate a person's genes to increase longevity ...
CTV: Anti-aging field 'explodes' in pursuit of healthy old age
... which is a bit confusing because there's also been a ton of research upholding the notion that the globe is over-populated. Maybe the concern really is that there are too many of a certain kind (hue) of people?
It would seem so, considering that forced sterilizations have taken place in Mexico, Bolivia, Peru, Indonesia, Bangladesh and India ... and, oh yes, among Canada's First Nations women: YYC: Canada's Eugenics Program
CBC's Marketplace is a Disgrace
Wexit A, Wexit B, and counting ...
No Respectable Leadership ... not in the UK, not in the US, certainly not in Canada. 11/01/20
Just the Usual Boeing Deficiency ...or covert war?
Death of Soleimani - Another Point of View
Iranian-Canadians Dancing in the Streets
Photo by Brian of North Bay
QUOTE of the MONTH:
Who gives but what he'll never miss -- Will never know what giving is.
Edgar Guest - "Sacrifice"
NEWS & NOTICES:
Very enlightening live-chat re current world happenings that took place this week on Chycho's Twitch site.
The Real Greta Thunberg- Without Script or Handler Direction
Americans, by more than 2-1, say Soleimani's killing made US less safe, Trump 'reckless' on Iran USAToday
Iran admits that "high alert" due to American threats caused human error resulting in crash of Flight PS752.
PressTV (thanks to reader M.Rocknest for the link)
VIDEO: Fascinating Open Discussions on Current Events: News, Politics, Economics and more
Chycho: Live Videos
A decade ago in Canadian politics: MontrealGazette
WEATHER ALERTS ACROSS CANADA
Extensive collection of articles debunking global warming and man-made climate change, by experts and scientists around the world. Technocracy.News
A truth few dare to utter: Canada will benefit from climate change
HuffPost: Will We Allow Canada To Deport Mohamed Harkat To Torture? .....
YYC: The True North Not So Free .....
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Call for Public Inquiry into Hassan Diab’s Case and Reform of Canada’s Extradition Act Hassan Diab Website
Israeli War on Palestinians Without Declaring It
Rami Khouri: The U.S. Is Erasing “The Palestinian National Reality From Our World”
Israel’s War Criminals in Their Own Words
Miko Peled: The State of Israel Will Crumble and We Will See A Free Democratic Palestine from the River to the Sea Sooner than Most People Think
Highlights of BDS Impact in 2018
Israel's Shameful Greenwashing - CJPME video
Does Israel "own"
America; Netanyahu thinks so. video
Israel Palestine Conflict 101
Arch. & Eng. for 9/11 Truth
Canada Palestine Assoc.
CDNs for Justice & Peace in the Middle East
Count Me Out (of census)
Defend Democracy Press
Deplorable Climate Science
Elecromagnetic Sense ...
Famous Canadian Women
Friends of Science
Gray Zone Project
Greencrow As The Crow Flies
If Americans Knew
If Not Now
In Gaza, Eva Bartlett
Information Clearing House
Jewish Voice for Peace
Justice for Mohamed Harkat
Justice for Hassan Diab
LGBTQ+ Guide to Online Safety
Not a Lot of People Know ... Off-Guardian
Palestine Photo Project
Penny for Your Thoughts
Seriously Free Speech
Truth and Shadows
Vaccination Info Network
Vaccine Choice Canada
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