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Happy Canada Day! Anyone Up For an ‘Escape to Canada’?

Around the world, Canada is known for its beavers, Mounties and winter climate. But a new image of the country is emerging, one of potent marijuana, gay marriage and new freedoms.

In 2003, gay marriage and marijuana were legalized in Canada on the same day. Coincidence or trend? Either way, suddenly, Canada changed forever and Canadians began enjoying their “new found” freedoms-north-of-the-border of the country that proclaims to be the true “Land of the Free.”

Soon, Canadians were not the only ones enjoying the newly forged liberties, as Americans raced across the border to marry same-sex partners and smoke marijuana in peace. AWOL U.S. army soldiers arrive seeking refugee status. To many, Canada had become a red-and-white beacon of freedom around the world.

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Michael Jackson’s Chimp Bubbles Tried to Commit Suicide in 2003!

From the Times of India, 23 Dec 2003:

The year seems to be ending on a bad note for some of the male pop-stars on the international scene. Several of them are battling law-suits or the ire of fans. Heading the list is Michael Jackson, who was formally charged with child-molestation last week.

The singer has always been under a cloud of suspicion, following a similar court case some years ago but that time an out of court settlement was reached. This time round, the charges are believed to involve a 14-year old boy who has spent night at his famous ranch named Neverland … To show their support to his cause, friends and relative descended on his ranch.

The singer is expected to travel to Britain soon to fulfil unspecified contractual obligations and also to promote his latest CD, Number Ones, which has opened to dismal sales. But the Moonwalker should not expect a rapturous welcome, warn music industry experts.… Read the rest

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Michael Jackson Dead at 50

The Los Angeles Times reports that Michael Jackson has died at age 50 after being rushed to UCLA Medical Center. Los Angeles Fire Department Capt. Steve Ruda told the newspaper that Jackson was not breathing when paramedics arrived at his home and CPR was performed. reported that he may have suffered cardiac arrest.

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Doomsday Pending? James Lovelock on ‘The Hour’

CBC’s The Hour: James Lovelock is an independent scientist, he works in a lab that used to be a barn in Cornwall, England.For years now, he’s been sounding the alarm on climate change.

He says we can’t undo the damage we’ve done and that by the end of this century many places on earth will be unliveable. If that weren’t bad enough, most of the human race will be wiped out.

So, we shouldn’t waste our time trying to reverse climate change. Instead, he says we should focus on finding ways to survive the inevitable ahead. He lays it all out in his new book The Vanishing Face of Gaia.

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New ’2012′ Trailer Released

Mike Sampson, JoBlo: The new trailer for 2012 is online and I want to say a few things about it. 1) It’s too bad Roland Emmerich’s movies suck because he really knows how to make a good trailer. 2) Roland Emmerich seriously hates the White House. 3) This movie is literally Independence Day plus The Day The Earth Stood Still.

The movie isn’t going to win any awards (do Razzies count as awards) but if you like watching famous landmarks crumble, explode or get otherwise destroyed, you’ll probably be able to sit through this movie without wanting to slit your own throat. Though if John Cusack somehow uploads a virus into the Earth’s core that stops the apocalypse, I’m gonna really be pissed. Check out the trailer below or head to Yahoo! Movies.

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Beyond 2012: Practical Tools for Your Transformation With massive changes happening on every level — to the environment, the financial system, our bodies and immune systems, our consciousness, even our intimate relationships — where can you find the tools and techniques to prepare yourself, your family and your loved ones through the coming years?

We’re excited to announce the teleseminar series, “Beyond 2012: Practical Tools for Your Transformation.” Please join us and explore concrete ways to make transformation real in our daily lives.

This teleseminar intensive is about how to take clear, practical steps to address the huge changes in food, consciousness, community, economy, health and intimacy that are taking place today. is the new social network for online collaboration and off-line activation, where you discover and share the new tools, ideas and projects that improve your life and change the world.

This series is devoted not just to understanding change, but to practical ways of making change — in how you eat, drink, love, build community, participate or not in global economic winds, cultivate self and community survive-and-thrive practices.… Read the rest

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Wikipedia Blocks Scientology From Altering Entries

Wikipedia has blocked the Church of Scientology from editing entries at the communally-crafted online encyclopedia due to an unrelenting battle over the group’s image.

A “longstanding struggle” between admirers of Scientology and critics of the group prompted Wikipedia on Thursday to bar online edits from computer addresses “owned or operated by the Church of Scientology and its associates.”

An array of editors believed to have taken sides in a Scientology public-image war at Wikipedia have also been barred from tinkering with topics related to the church.

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U.S. Doctors’ Association Calls for Moratorium on GMO Foods

The American Academy of Environmental Medicine (AAEM) has just issued a call for an immediate moratorium on Genetically Manipulated (GMO) Foods. In a just-released position paper on GMO foods, the AAEM states that ‘GM foods pose a serious health risk’ and calls for a moratorium on GMO foods. Citing several animal studies, the AAEM concludes ‘there is more than a casual association between GMO foods and adverse health effects’ and that ‘GM foods pose a serious health risk in the areas of toxicology, allergy and immune function, reproductive health, and metabolic, physiologic and genetic health.’

The report is a devastating blow to the multibillion dollar international agribusiness industry, most especially to Monsanto Corporation, the world’s leading purveyor of GMO seeds and related herbicides.

In a press release dated May 19, the American Academy of Environmental Medicine, which describes itself as ‘an international association of physicians and other professionals dedicated to addressing the clinical aspects of environmental health,’ called immediately for the following emergency measures to be taken regarding human consumption of GMO foods.… Read the rest

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Twitphilia & Twitanoia: Controlling Technology

An in-depth analysis of Twitter from a radical perspective.

Nihilo Zero: I created a Twitter account during the planning phase of the protest surrounding the 2008 Republican Nation Convention. I had heard about it’s text-to-phone cababilities and thought it might be useful to help organize the protesters and provide them with up-to-the-minute logistics while they were in the streets. This still seems like a potentially viable use of the system (capable of bringing flashmobs to a whole new level), but I had neither the time nor the technical understanding before the protest to make a serious push in this direction. I simply posted a prescient “tee hee” tweet and abandoned the endeavor.

Since then I have learned more about and I have revived my account in an effort to increase my web presence and spur discussion about radical politics. I continue to network with other radicals and enjoy sharing and spreading useful and interesting information.… Read the rest

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Tonight On TV: Cheney Vs. Obama Knockdown!

President Barack Obama plans to say in his speech Thursday that the U.S. lost its way in fighting terrorism over the last eight years by failing to trust its institutions and values, according to an administration official.

Obama will also renew his pledge to close the U.S. military prison at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, saying he will honor the commitment he made in the first week of his presidency.

In a remarkable split-screen presentation of opposing world views, former Vice President Dick Cheney will speak on the exact same topic moments after Obama finishes. Cheney is appearing at the conservative American Enterprise Institute, where the audience will watch the president on large TV screens.

Cheney will say: “When President Obama makes wise decisions, he deserves our support. And when he mischaracterizes the national security decisions we made in the Bush years, he deserves an answer.”

Cheney will argue that his intent is not to look backward, but will say that a truthful telling of history is necessary to inform our choices going forward.… Read the rest

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