Canada’s Anti-Spam Legislation – Active July 1, 2014

Here’s a good general overview of Canada’s new Anti-Spam legislation that’s coming into force on July 1st, 2014. Some good information for B2B Marketers. Generally, sending email can be risky for a business. It will take a while for the law to be more “established” and businesses to get familiar with it. Also, beware that
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Paul Elam Interviews Film Maker Cassie Jaye on The Red Pill

A Voice for Men’s Paul Elam interviews Cassie Jaye who is a filmmaker and is making The Red Pill – a movie that looks at the Men’s Rights Movement. She’s very well-spoken, and though was (like most of us) more indoctrinated with feminism, she has had her eyes opened while looking at the men’s rights
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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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Chris Evans and Brother Scott Evans on Tonight Show

Scott Evans, the brother of hunky Captain America actor Chris Evans shares some funny stories on The Tonight Show. Chris said “As for gay marriage, it’s mindboggling and appalling that human beings are being denied civil rights in this country,” he said in a 2009 interview with The Advocate. “But time will heal all. I
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The Start Menu’s Coming Back!

OMG! They’ve seen the light! ish The Start Menu’s Coming Back! I think the new Microsoft CEO might be aware of what’s going on! It’s taken a while for them to take action against the nightmarish Windows 8 “Metro” interface, and though it may not be perfect, it’s a step in the right direction. original
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Game Of Thrones – Hodor – Actor Kristian Nairn Comes Out As Gay

Pretty exciting to hear that Kristian Nairn (the woofy actor who plays Hodor in Game of Thrones) has come out! He’s been out and proud for a while – but hadn’t really had a chance to talk about it until it came up in a March 11th interview. Obviously, he’d be very popular with the bear community, and
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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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Stop Big Telecoms from Taking Over Cell Biz in Canada

Large companies like Rogers and Telus are trying to take over smaller competition (and have in some cases) – which lessens choice for us in Canada – where our cell plans are ALREADY the most expensive on earth! Send a message to the minister – sign this petition: Bookmark It Hide Sites
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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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