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Hold The Light

Around the world now and before many have faced this and now we face it too. When we have had our cry, pounded the floor and yelled at the sky, we need to dust ourselves off, pick ourselves up and move forward. There is no other option. There is real work to do and we cannot do it divided. We need to look out for each other and hold space for one another. There is no future for us without unity. Please walk away from the blame game and find the places we can come together and turn the tide. We can never take Canada’s liberal democracy for granted nor can we believe that people who oppose our views will just walk away. Let this …

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The Problem With Plastic in Our Oceans

Excellent feature this morning on CBC’s The Current charting plastics movement and impact across the ocean. Not only does the radio feature start by looking at the recent west coast of Vancouver Island’s mass plastic clean-up but it also is an overall great 101 on the problem of plastic in our oceans. Several experts contributed to the discussion, and through the hosts questions the feature really broke down the how, why and where of it in a very understandable way. http://www.cbc.ca/radio/thecurrent/the-current-for-october-31-2016-1.3826159/oceans-absolutely-choked-by-plastic-bottles-and-microplastic-fibres-1.3826476

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Check It

Please check your sources. I know often it is not intended and only out of ignorance but come 2016, and all the madness it has entailed, I’ve seen a bunch of liberal lefties along my feed forwarding BS alt-right news reports. I know there are many in my network who would not want to be associated with white nationalists or the alt-right but who are becoming lazy dissemination vehicles for propagandists. That goes for alt-left stuff too. Lies and hyperbole are unfortunately bipartisan. We can argue all day on which side the scale tips but don’t waste your time. Side-step the debate and seek the truth. In our attempts to educate with social media we need to really question if we want to be a …

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Cultures Are Not Costumes and Why It Matters To White People

We are at this time of year when being naughty and spooky is more fun than being nice, and Halloween allows you the opportunity to let your inner child or monster run free. We also start to hear the words cultural appropriation more than usual, and all of the sudden it seems the “PC police” are on patrol looking for Bindis and Headdresses. Many North Americans have some memories of the innocent days of Halloween past when they dressed as a little “Red Indian” or “A China Man,” and now all of the sudden the label racist is being slapped in-front of their favorite outfits – yet another weight on the burden of white costumers who now have to add race relations to their mental …

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