REDress Project – missing and murdered Indigenous women

Half of the women murdered in Canada are aboriginal.

The REDress Project began in 2010 as a way to remember the more than 1,000 missing and murdered Aboriginal women and girls in Canada. And to prevent tragedies like those in future.

The educational program has reached Parksville and Qualicum Beach, B.C.

I saw them at Parksville City Hall.

Click PLAY or watch it on YouTube.

The REDress Project is running in conjunction with the United Nation’s 16 days of Activism Against Gender-Based Violence.

related – Trudeau apologises for ‘deep harm’ of residential schools

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16 women who accused Trump of harassment

I believe these women. After coming forward how much grief did they suffer from Trump supporters?

#guts #respect

Click PLAY or watch it on YouTube.

American politics went batshit crazy starting with Newt Gingrich

I ignored American politics until 2004 when — inexplicably — George W. Bush was elected for a second term after being unbelievably bad in his first term.

What the Hell was going on?

Jim VandeHei explains why the USA has such extreme politics in 2017: Newt GingrichFox News (1996), MSNBC, CNN, Facebook and later Twitter, Sarah Palin and finally Trump.

Jon Stewart and Stephen Colbert documented the idiocy.

It’s easy to say Americans deserve the politicians they have.

My fear is that other nations will evolve in the direction of the American way. 😦

you might be killed by a drone

Greg linked to this video. I thought it was real … for the first few minutes.

It’s fiction. Black Mirror scary.

Click PLAY or watch Slaughterbots on YouTube.

The video was created by Autonomousweapons.org and Stuart Russell, a Professor of Computer Science at the University of California, Berkeley. …

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how Google (and myself) avoid taxes

I’m in Bermuda right now … hiding my vast wealth. 😀

According to the latest available figures, 63 percent of all the profits made outside of the United States by American multinationals are now reported in six low- or zero-tax countries: the Netherlands, Bermuda, Luxembourg, Ireland, Singapore and Switzerland. …

The NY Times has a comparatively simple article with graphics explaining how the stupidly rich hide their money … legally.

How Corporations and the Wealthy Avoid Taxes  (and How to Stop Them)

How do we know?

Much was revealed from the Swiss Leaks (2015), the Panama Papers (2016) and the Paradise Papers (2017).

Only one entity was sued after the Panama Papers.

 

National Archives, Washington DC

The National Archives Building, known informally as Archives I, is the original headquarters of the National Archives and Records Administration. …

It holds the original copies of the three main formative documents of the United States and its government: the Declaration of Independence, the Constitution, and the Bill of Rights. It also hosts an original version of the 1297 Magna Carta …

Magna Carta (also Magna Charta; “(the) Great Charter”), is a charter agreed to by King John of England at Runnymede, near Windsor, on 15 June 1215 …

Magna Carta

The United States Constitution is the supreme law of the United States. …

Since the Constitution came into force in 1789, it has been amended 27 times …

The Bill of Rights is the first ten amendments …

… specific guarantees of personal freedoms and rights, clear limitations on the government’s power in judicial and other proceedings, and explicit declarations that all powers not specifically delegated to Congress by the Constitution are reserved for the states or the people. …

The young, white slaveholders and others who put the American documents together did a surprisingly good job.

On the other hand the Constitution needs additional amendments. In very few ways does the USA lead the world when it comes to human rights.

Trump revoked Gun Checks for people with mental illness

Since it’s a white guy, Trump dismisses it as a ‘mental health’ issue, instead of calling for extreme vetting of … war vets.

So why did he sign bill H.J. Res 40 in February?

It kept about 75,000 people with mental illnesses or deemed unfit to handle their own financial affairs purchasing firearms without background checks.