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Friday, June 14, 2013
Forget LIBYA - SNC LAVALIN - CANADA!
Mood:  don't ask
Topic: News on News

http://ca.news.yahoo.com/photos/pamela-mattock-porter-wife-arthur-porter-hides-cameras-photo-193345155.html

Holy Cow! The wife of the former head of Canadas spy agency oversight commitee is in some pretty deep water over her head in something or other.


With the countrys national police forces and commitees investigating Senate expenses,

http://www.theglobeandmail.com/news/politics/ethics-watchdog-suspends-probe-into-nigel-wright-as-rcmp-investigation-continues/article12518741/

I dont think she will possess the

requisite alacrity as Pamela Wallin did to claim the paperwork

was too complicated for her to understand

http://www.theglobeandmail.com/news/politics/senators-brazeau-harb-given-one-month-to-repay-tens-of-thousands-in-expenses/article12509191/

Nor I do not suppose too many folks out there have too much time to think about the "important work" of Mario Dion.

The former head of the Canadian Human Rights Tribunal systematically humiliated staff in the "worst case" of workplace harassment the federal whistleblower watchdog says he's ever seen

http://www.torontosun.com/2013/04/18/worst-case-of-workplace-harassment-at-rights-tribunal-integrity-commissioner

And now he finds well over half a million dollars wrongly awarded to a company / couple wanting to build a bridge to America

http://news.nationalpost.com/2013/06/06/integrity-commissioner-finds-wrongdoing-in-crown-corporation-giving-650000-in-severance-to-couple/


Posted by mach1231 at 1:36 PM PDT
Updated: Friday, June 14, 2013 1:57 PM PDT
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Wednesday, January 9, 2013
FACT: Duchovny means 'spiritual' -,...in Russian.
Mood:  caffeinated
Topic: News on News

Hi there! : )

If you have just landed here after Googling me (I get that all the time: "what did you say your name was"?) I am bearing my load with all the chagrin required for my station in life.

You see, theres this shallower end of my existence where a nice subplot brewing in my life remains template ready for Ben Stiller him self to play me in a movie already

- lols)....perhaps I can even suggest a tentative title" How the Net ruined my life? :) -,..but this is pretty standard life apace for living in sunny (ahh I love the strikeout feature) rainy Vancouver, a place where there really is NO WINTER. What we have from say -,..about December to May-,.. can only be called an extended rainy season. Not that I do not do my part to promote this jewel of the Pacific to visit or live here. Everyone knows the place to really EXPERIENCE winter is Whistler Village.

But lately I have been in the dual quandry funk of dealing with a bout of unemployment AND this jacket sopping consistently umbrella toting inducing weather. People here tend to put up or shutup, and I know I would not be the first (nor the last) to complain of David Duchovny Syndrome.  

http://duchovny.net/articles4/aa.htm

 

So I will say this much already, that rain is great! I love the rain, too! Truly I do. But when the concrete jungle of iron and glass and grey concrete juxtapositioned against a grey sky, with daylights edge nixed out with the oncoming glare of street lamps and car headlights mixes with a mingled memory of plugged drainways, flooded parking lots and grumpy people, my love on a lease seeks the pleasant pastures of what all this rain is good for: growing greenery!

Pardon the picture and excuse to offer up some humor. More to be serious here, in my experience, there is no better place on earth to experience rain than places like Deep Cove, Horseshoe Bay, Lighthouse Park and North Vancouver, Caplilano Park. I just do not have easy access to these delight filled and wonderful places right now!

But thanks to certain playful friendly helpful people (now theres a new acronym for you : 'P H F P'  's !! ) I rarely now have to spell out my Germanesque sounding name, nor rarely have to even mention my native heritage (they can see it in my green eyes:))

So if in fact you are looking for a new hire, why not give this blogger a chance in person rather than speculating about or gaping at these holes online this so-called net-life that has subcompacted my off-work life for me (and I did not even need to do anything!).

Even I can find a thing or two online that disrupts my linear thinking process. Like just check these guys out, for instance;  would you? http://knowitallgroup.com/employment-screening/

recently covered in a news story by ABC news dot com.

Do you notice they list clients in Canada? What would a Philly USA based company know about getting dirt or ways to keep your company clean that a Canadian company would not?

It just makes you wonder is all I am saying. (I'll bet  had such wayward thoughts in between conversations with his publisher and agent, right, jah?)

esp once you discover they only highlight hyperlink to two known industries: casinos and government. Surprising? Yes, curious but yet: not!

 On his way to work or-,...but at least...

safe, warm and dry! But happy? What does the camera-,.. ? Thus the Internet is not an exactly well-known  known truth purveyor, either. From Snopes to 'The Onion' and misinformation feeds and all points inbetween, I decry all the repeated emphasis on that which makes up for a persons otherwise private and leisure time guarantees a consistent faithful and loyal employee any which way the coin is tossed. The real world is crueller than that. 

I hazard a guess that no one will be heard bellowing down hallways or over Skype: "Gget me a new employee and quit wasting your time checking out their social life and frittering away on Twitter feeds!"-,...anytime soon. But-,...

 Even if It Enrages Your Boss, Social Net Speech Is Protected

http://www.nytimes.com/2013/01/22/technology/employers-social-media-policies-come-under-regulatory-scrutiny.html?hpw&_r=1&&


Posted by mach1231 at 12:01 PM PST
Updated: Wednesday, January 30, 2013 1:38 PM PST
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Sunday, October 7, 2012
So-,...what-,...are you doing here then?
Mood:  a-ok
Topic: News on News
Holiday not celebrated by tribes

American Indians see Columbus Day as a reminder of harsh treatment ages ago.



...
For many, the second Monday in October is known as Columbus Day, a holiday that is often observed by residents making a trip to the post office only to find it closed.
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1492- conquest of paradise 
 
 
http://cineplex.media.baselineresearch.com/images/345836/345836_large.jpg

Posted by mach1231 at 10:15 PM PDT
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Friday, September 7, 2012
So?
Mood:  a-ok
Topic: News on News

So?

Capitalism failed to redistribute wealth

http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/programmes/hardtalk/9749376.stm

 

Who said it?

_______________ . 


Posted by mach1231 at 5:49 PM PDT
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Tuesday, August 14, 2012
Beyond the Curve
Mood:  caffeinated
Topic: News on News

 

Patent Prosecution Highway

http://www.cipo.ic.gc.ca/eic/site/cipointernet-internetopic.nsf/eng/wr02814.html

New strategies for green tech patents bloom in Canada and the U.S.

 http://www.lexology.com/library/detail.aspx?g=de7d4cf3-4f30-449c-9ae1-f4fbe6e01276

 

Patent Prosecution Highway accelerates national patent proceedings

 http://www.internationallawoffice.com/newsletters/detail.aspx?g=d5cdf67a-7e31-4825-a0dd-d5346283d111

Interesting.  Looks like we are turning a corner.

Apple versus Samsung

Lulelemon versus Calvin Klein

RIM versus Mformation

All cases involving patent infringements and lawsuits.

And Foxconn waiting in the wings with Sharp.

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Note: A strong patent system was essential to the emergence of such modern industries as pharmaceuticals, medical devices and electronics.

 http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/opinion/ct-perspec-0815-patents-20120815,0,5723431.story


Posted by mach1231 at 12:01 AM PDT
Updated: Wednesday, August 15, 2012 1:05 PM PDT
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Monday, August 6, 2012
Started CANADA AM (sad day when Canada AM left the air)
Mood:  a-ok
Topic: News on News

Craig Oliver (of CTV) has an amazing life story. He is so unassuming looking on TV -,..

(seemingly singularly possesive of all the hearty manliness usually reserved to ensconse the formidable character of a Saskatchewan wheat farmer -,..ok.)-,..

-,...as direct as he may appear as part of his strong suit of experience, you would be hard pressed to believe some of the stories he has to tell from his upstart days. And very inspirational too I might add.

 

http://www.winnipegfreepress.com/fpnewsfeatures/ctv-newsman-craig-olivers-memoir-is-a-moving-tale-of-a-fascinating-life-132372688.html


Posted by mach1231 at 2:40 PM PDT
Updated: Monday, August 6, 2012 2:45 PM PDT
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Friday, July 27, 2012
Back On the Silk Road
Mood:  caffeinated
Topic: News on News

The world of Chinese espionage

 Er, excuse me, but did you say: "espionage"?

My my my, is this not absolutely fascinating and riveting stuff, it's just enough and I mean barely;-,.... to make the average person stop reading to ask themselves: I wonder what this internet is actually even for?

A private network for host-to-host governments carry on with their business dealings openly and transparently? For which; at the end of the day all of world citizenry can forgo combing the net for interesting "stories" and resolve to do what "normal" people do: sit back and watch the "6 o'clock news"?

 No wonder some people call them squak boxes.

One could rightly presume though that a bleeding blue headline on the masthead of any evening news broadcasting that:

Chinese telecommunications on Canadian soil signals danger from US

(http://www.cbc.ca/news/politics/story/2012/05/15/pol-weston-huawei-china-telecom-security-canada.html)

 would make most Canadians get up to head to the medicine cabinet for either a headache remedy or sleeping tablets and question the value of tv news.

But no.

Nevermind the fact that such a company is barred by the U.S. and Australia, lets together ruminate on the fact that Australia is Chinas single largest place of investment, (http://www.cbc.ca/news/politics/story/2012/07/25/pol-kevin-rudd-spy-case.html) and therefore so to put it forth bluntly: they oughts to know.

So are they even worth listening to then?

 

 http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=L8YwJC_nBgw

Australian Prime Minister Accidentally Prime Minister of Canada: Speech

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Never mind asking where Tony "Infrastructure in My Riding Devilish Grin"  Clement was at the time of inking long sought after deals in advance with China, or who made 30 million dollars before the ink was dry:

http://www.cbc.ca/news/world/story/2012/07/25/f-vp-brown-china-nexen.html

 

We should forget with convenience and remember the word expediency instead ; the names of key figures in Chinese corruption scandals or what was that guy BO XIANG's name again and who was that Briton murdered?

 -  --

But Canadians dont ask themselves such questions as we watch the news.

Most Canadians may or may not even know of the existence of 

NTDTV

or have even heard of the EPOCH TIMES.

But swirling and competetive business of news purveying as an aside,

we can rest assured our security watcvhdog is "on the case"; dilligently protecting us from too much involvement of foreign entities on Canadian soil to cause us any discomfort.

As this report from CBC seems to indicate, his signature or stamp of approval so to speak;-,(follow link to see)...has already been on it since April.

http://www.cbc.ca/news/politics/inside-politics-blog/2012/07/lobbywatch-nexen-officials-talked-security-with-csis-director-richard-fadden-last-april.html 

 


 Given the fact that China has signed free-trade agreements with 15 nations over the past eight years, what on earth could it possibly mean or signal if

http://www2.macleans.ca/2012/07/03/canada-cant-crack-inner-circle-of-the-trans-pacific-partnership-free-trade-agreement/

Canada is not yet even guaranteed a measly spot on yet another FTA?

And what does this mean for Japan, anyway? Someone find out for me and put it up on a gryphon for me. I need something to munch on!!

-  -

But yes indeed, at the end of a long hard working day, I think it should suffice for the average Canadian to at long last just resign themselves to say there we go: now it all makes sense.

The Internet's  a driver for the new world order after all and how could it be anything but so. 

 http://news.nationalpost.com/2012/07/25/csis-said-to-be-probing-financial-links-between-first-nations-china/

 At least someone has their eyes on the ball$.

 Joke, joke.

http://www.blackfive.net/photos/uncategorized/2008/10/01/play_ball_hires_080920m1391m065a.jpg


Posted by mach1231 at 9:12 AM PDT
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Sunday, June 17, 2012
While we were sleeping...
Mood:  don't ask
Topic: News on News

Well heres to it then. The fact that in the world of television and news included, perception is everything and reality is: nothing.

 Rest in Peace Rodney King

(April 2, 1965 – June 17, 2012)

 http://youtu.be/bIOymozaiPg

Rodney King: Details emerge about his death in swimming pool

 http://latimesblogs.latimes.com/lanow/2012/06/rodney-king-details-emerge-about-his-death-in-swimming-pool.html

I know Flaggers will be verbosely spread out across the map on this one. In America or at least certain parts thereof, cases have been heard in courts and supported by Judges, that filming of officers on duty contravenes wiretap laws. It might be the thinnest interpretation of the law but it's still being used in some States. And to think the shootings of Canadian artisan in Seattle and the trial of George Zimmerman are not lukewarm topics and remote from Rodney Kings death in coffee shop discussions. In a bar or nightclub its not the time or place to be discussing race politics. Its all in the music.

 

 


Posted by mach1231 at 4:42 PM PDT
Updated: Sunday, June 17, 2012 5:03 PM PDT
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Saturday, June 16, 2012
Triple play: Turkey / Iran / Germany
Mood:  a-ok
Topic: News on News

Turkey found to be aiding and abetting underground Iranian economy

http://static.guim.co.uk/sys-images/Guardian/Pix/pictures/2010/5/17/1274094912639/Mahmoud-Ahmadinejad-Recep-006.jpg

Read more: :)

http://tehrantimes.com/economy-and-business/98804-number-of-iranian-funded-companies-in-turkey-tops-list-once-again

 -- 

You will notice that the above story did not mention energy exports or imports.

http://www.upi.com/Business_News/Energy-Resources/2012/06/15/EU-Turkey-sign-energy-agreements/UPI-86211339762286/

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 Turkey hands policing of high seas back to NATO i.e. Germany

http://www.turkishweekly.net/news/137352/turkey-passes-nato-role-to-germany.html

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When they met up inside the Toronto Eaton Centre two weeks ago, Ahmed Hassan was wanted on drug charges, Nixon Nirmalendran had just been released from jail and Christopher Husbands was violating the terms of his house-arrest bail.

http://news.nationalpost.com/2012/06/16/what-was-behind-eaton-centre-shooting-that-left-two-dead/

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OTTAWA —The Office of the Auditor General is refusing to release any more details from their investigation into how politicians manage tax dollars.

Michael Ferguson released the long-awaited audit into the administration of the House of Commons and Senate on Wednesday, but it included much fewer details than expected.

 http://thechronicleherald.ca/canada/107410-details-of-politicians-audits-won-t-be-made-public

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Meet the head of oversight for Canadas domestic spy agency

http://thetyee.cachefly.net/Views/2007/04/23/ChuckStrahlInParl.png

"Chuck Strahl has lived in British Columbia his whole life, joining other members of his family to develop a successful logging and road building business. "

http://tinyurl.com/6ncg3jv

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http://pixhost.me/avaxhome/2006-11-09/ForeignerUInside.jpg

 Have a nice weekend ..- Mach

 http://youtu.be/JA6id4--BDg


Posted by mach1231 at 1:07 PM PDT
Updated: Sunday, June 17, 2012 4:55 PM PDT
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Wednesday, June 6, 2012
Stand on Guard
Mood:  don't ask
Topic: News on News

Wake up a little would you , Canada?

http://www.vancouversun.com/news/Middle+East+Migrants+make+dangerous+flight+Saudi+Arabia/6711043/story.html

 

Im, like,-,...brewing cofee here. Its Machs Cafe. 


Posted by mach1231 at 1:01 AM PDT
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