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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The Death of Edmonton’s Indie Music Scene?

On Thursday, November 12, 2015 a meeting hosted by the “Edmonton Arts Council” took place at the Armoury. One bittersweet note, is that in attendance were a lot of people from the local indie music community whose venues don’t exist anymore. Not sure if they were there to vent, or as part of a “hopeful” (if
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Why engagement rings are a scam

A humorous (and informative) video by the very funny College Humor team about diamond engagement rings. Yes, among other things I AM a gemologist – but this is good information – though not particularly for the jewellery business.     Bookmark It Hide Sites
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Chef Jamie Oliver Proves McDonald’s Hamburgers “Unfit for Human Consumption”

OK this is gross! I guess we all knew that McDonald’s burgers weren’t the best quality in the world or anything, but this video from Chef Jamie Oliver is very eye-opening. Pink Slime? AAK! “Hamburger chef Jamie Oliver has won his long-fought battle against one of the largest fast food chains in the world –
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John Pinette Passed Away

John Pinette was hilarious! His humor was self-deprecating, but his delivery was sincere, and full of wonderment. Some of my favorite bits he did include the “Waterpark” jokes, and the “Gluten” ones. He was also known for his signature line, “I say, Nay-nay! ” that he typically used when describing his latest attempts at dieting,
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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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