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Need a Smile? Canadian Armed Force Learning Punjabi Bhangra Dancing

You don;t need a Facebook acct to view it.

Canadian Armed Forces and Gurdeep Pandher collaborated to create this Punjabi Bhangra dance video to celebrate diversity and inclusion in The Canadian Forces. Soldiers from different backgrounds make "One Force" with "One Love" for Canada and Canadians.


How to help save wild bees - even if you don't have a garden

really interesting info


To help wild bees, you donít need to buy loads of kit. You donít even need a garden. The first thing to do is grow as many flowering plants as you can cram into your outdoor space. All bees need nectar and pollen, both to feed themselves and their young. Some emerge from hibernation as early as February, while others wait until September. Therefore, growing flowering plants from February to November is key. Grow crocus and primrose in spring, lavender in summer, and Verbena bonariensis and echinacea in autumn.

The second thing to do is to create nesting habitats. If you have a garden, start a compost heap, or let an area of grass grow long, and leave twigs and leaf litter to accumulate at the back of your borders. Bumblebees might make a nest or even hibernate here. You could also erect a bee hotel Ė a box designed to mimic the cavities in which some solitary bees nest Ė in a garden, balcony or doorstep. (see article)


urban spaces can, in some instances, be better for bees and other pollinators than the countryside, where wildlife has largely been pushed out to make space for more crops and livestock. Gardens and parks are home to a greater variety of flowering plants than in the wild, and for a longer season, too. Whatís more, were less likely to use pesticides in them, enabling bees and other pollinators to feed safely. Indeed, a study published last summer in the journal Proceedings Of The Royal Society B found that bumblebee colonies in urban areas were actually stronger than those in the wild.


Do you all know Flame - the Fire Station cat? squee!


Meanwhile in the Arctic: Russia's multi-billion-dollar mission to own the Arctic. SCARY!

This CBC article is a must read. Eye-opening, scary with lots of jaw-dropping photos shopping the scale of development.


While Canada's government has banned hydrocarbon exploration on its side of the Arctic and declared climate change a national emergency, such considerations are utterly absent in Russia.

Instead, the emphasis is on getting as many riches out of the thawing permafrost as quickly as possible and capitalizing on the melting sea ice to move them all to Asian markets.

In all, the Kremlin says it's eyeing a staggering $80 billion US worth of new infrastructure and oil and gas development above the Arctic Circle over the next five years and $180 billion US in total over the next three decades.


Along with the new industrial development, Russia is also aiming to control the shipping lanes in the Arctic ó and for that, icebreakers are key.

Russia has already started construction on what it claims will be the world's largest fleet of nuclear-powered icebreakers, eventually expected to number between 10 and 13 vessels.

The newest icebreaker is the Ural, a beast of a ship that will be able to crunch through sea ice more than three metres thick.

Eight storeys high and 183 metres long, the Ural is powered by two nuclear reactors that won't need to be refuelled for almost seven years, giving the ship almost unlimited endurance.


YIKES! Phones changing skeletons: 'bony spikes' are developing on backs of skulls

Researchers from the University of the Sunshine Coast in Australia did the study


Researchers said growing numbers of people have growths called enlarged external occipital protuberances at the base of their skull.

Considered rare when they were first discussed in the 1800s, we may now be able to feel the bony lumps with our fingers or see them on bald people.

And younger people are developing them faster, with research showing the bumps are most common among 18 to 30-year-olds.


And Dr Shahar said that, although the bony lumps are unlikely to cause any damaging effects themselves, they may never go away.


If Iran is attacked the Shia in Iraq will attack American assets there,

Houthis in Yemen will attack tankers in the Gulf of Hormuz, Hezbollah in Lebanon will attack Israel. The area will explode. An Iranian expert on CBC Radio made those observations and said we are at a moment that looks dangerously similar to the start of the first World War.

MLK: "This country has socialism for the rich, and rugged individualism for the poor."

Nuff said.

Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr, 1968

That Iran is responsible for attacks on tankers is bullshit. Someone framing Iran eff'd up.

Why would Iran attack the Japanese tanker when for the first time in FORTY YEARS the Japanese Prime Minister is in Iran to discuss American sanctions?

This stinks to high heaven. I suspect the Sauds of doing this as I doubt the Israelis or the American would do something so careless. This is not to say they the Americans and the Israelis wouldn't be in on something like this.

This smells like WMDs that Bush fabricated to start the Iraq war.
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