25 Years Ago Today

Study: Inclusion of Sexual Orientation in AB Human Rights David Lee – Sept 10, 2017 Introduction The Initial Proposal It was a different time back in 1992 when my friend Trevor contacted me to ask if I’d be willing to help with a project that he was heading up, for the Alberta Human Rights Commission.
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Flip-Flop Brian Jean

Looks like he’s flip-flopping again – omly instead of farm workers protection this time it’s on outing students who join a GSA to their parents. He just said it’s a bad thing but now it seems he’s (You got it) flip-flopped. Calgary Sun article: http://www.calgarysun.com/2017/04/04/wildrose-leader-brian-jean-says-notifying-parents-their-kid-is-in-a-gsa-is-sometimes-a-good-thing Bookmark It Hide Sites
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the leap manifesto

the leap manifesto “A Call for a Canada Based on Caring for the Earth and One Another” It’s time to take action on climate change and on making Canada more like what it COULD be, vs what the right wing / corporations would LIKE it to stay – for the sake of money. How Did
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Flip-flop, Flip-Flop Brian Jean – opposing farm worker protection – he once supported

Brian Jean – opposing changes protecting farm workers – he once supported! Flip-flop, flip-flop… He’s been making a point of “opposing” the evil Bill 6 all over the media, and taking advantage of some rallies and protests. Interesting thing though, is that he was in favor of that coverage 8 months ago (before the NDP
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All Out Against Harper, by Adbusters

Wow – so it IS a fairly shocking image. We’ve historically known to sew a Canadian Flag on our backpacks and jackets etc. when travelling internationally. AdBusters has released a very to-the-point ad against Stephen Harper SO disturbing to me – to see someone spitting on the Canadian flag. This is the IndieGoGo campaign to
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The Problem with “Slut-walks”

Back in an ancient time called the 1980’s I had the privilege of being one of the founding members of “Northern Chaps” (then Edmonton’s Leather/Levi group) for gay and bi men. We’d get together on weekends, heading out for socializing at some of the gay bars that were around then. What do you think we’d
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Ed Miliband Wants To Introduce Turing’s Law

Interesting news from England.  The leader of the labour party, and leader of the official opposition Ed Miliband has mentioned that – his party would push to introduce a law called “Turing’s Law” (named after Alan Turing) that would offer posthumous pardons for any gay men who were convicted under old “indecency” laws. In the
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Breakfast with the guys – bs

There’s an event happening here in Edmonton, Alberta Canada that is also apparently “all around the world”. Funny no mention of violence against men, or how MUCH there is (like 50 – 55% of ALL violence in opposite sex relationships). At any rate I thought you might like to know (though you may already be
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Panti Bliss and her amazing speech on homophobia

Over the weekend, an Irish drag queen called Panti Bliss (Rory O’Neill) made a very passionate speech about homophobia, just after a play finished at the Abbey theater in Ireland. According to an Irish publication called The Journal, the debate itself arose from a TV network’s retraction of comments that she made on the air
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NSA Spying via Angry Birds, Google Maps and others…

More Privacy-Related Stuff: The NSA and its British counterpart are tapping popular smartphone apps such as Angry Birds to peek into the tremendous amounts of very personal data those bits of software collect — including age, location, sex and even sexual preferences, according to new reports from the New York Times and The Guardian.  
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2014 is going to be an interesting year in I.T.

2014 is going to be an interesting year. Anyone who knows me has heard me rant on the many issues with privacy in I.T. “Cloud this” or “Patriot Act that” often punctuate my discussions with non-I.T. muggles about the situation involving some technology that they have either adopted, or are thinking of adopting. Beginning (in
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Join David Suzuki and Stand With the Dene Alliance

I have long been an opponent of the the Northern Gateway Pipeline, which could have devastating effects on the BC coast in case of a tanker spill and will further contribute to the environmental destruction here in Alberta. The pipeline has just come closer to being approved, by a recommendation from the environmental review panel,
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The Giant World-Ending Problem with Cloud

The Giant World-Ending Problem with Cloud We’ve certainly entered a very exciting time. One that has never been seen before – a time of such accelerated technological advances, that we can barely keep up with them. With technology growing so quickly, I believe that it’s far outpacing the social change that I think must grow
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City of Edmonton makes a big BooBoo

Those of us who work in I.T. know that “Cloud” is the sexy new term on everyone’s lips. The number of 20 somethings that tell me “I’m storing my things in the cloud…” is amazing. “Cloud” just means “on a computer somewhere”.  One that’s accessible via the internet. The Huge, World-Changing Ramifications for Canadian Businesses
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