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  Watch this smug turkey. The officer's name is Jason Charney and he's deliberately emptying camp drinking water. Watch this video and then let me know in the comments below what you think. Also: read below afterward. There's a whole list of resources you can read to get a better sense of the picture surrounding the RCMP, their practices, and their priorities.     As someone who studied political science, this is an attempt usurp and remove necessary resources for the lives of protesters and activists. It undermines their rights to peaceful protest and gathering on their own lands.  ...

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Watch this Two (2) minute video as "CBC meteorologist and science reporter Johanna Wagstaffe breaks down the combination of factors that led to the unprecedented heat in western North America — and how climate change plays a role in these extreme events." Published three days ago, she does a great job as describing what's different this year compared to last and what we have to face going forward.    

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  I still remember the visceral pleasure it gave me when I first heard Meredith Brooks:   “I’m a Bitch, I’m a lover, I’m a child, I’m a mother, I’m a sinner, I’m a saint. I do not feel ashamed. I’m your help, I’m your tease, I’m nothing in between, you know you wouldn’t want it any other way...”   “So take me as I am, This may mean you’ll have to be a stronger man,” And this about sums up the consistent re-emerging of the feminine perspective in modern society. If you're not a "Lover," you're a bitch. Turtling...

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It is only you that stops the world from seeing your light. You will be challenged and pushed but you will never be given more than you can handle. Your job is to just show up; your job is to try and find something to learn from it and something to provide to it that is uniquely your own. I really like that old quote, it goes “Be yourself, everybody else is already taken.” Yes. It’s hard. People want to tell you how to live, where to live, and then why to live and who to live for. The reality...

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