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Monthly Archives: June 2009

Animals hunt for survival ……. Ignorant humans do it for the trophy.

Can you? Do you support this? Our provincial Liberal Campbell government does.

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Film maker Twyla Roscovich produced this excellent video on Grizzly bears and current hunting practices. Take a look……

The Grizzly Bear hunting moratorium has been off for a few years now. It is unfortunate that this hunt occurs can you stop it? Do you care? What can you do? 2000 Bears have died since it was lifted. What is interesting and sad there are no clear numbers of the bear population so who knows if hunters are forcing the population into extinction?

I was fortunate to spent a summer in Glendale Cove on Knight Inlet at Dean Wyatts operation. Gained a total appreciation for wildlife in all of nature. Was in the area from March to September and saw a pretty full cycle very interesting once in lifetime wildlife interactions. Eg. Grizzly sow piggybacking a cub across a river. Kayaking with thousands of pink Salmon, Wolves chasing a deer over a bluff, wolves forcing a group of deer into the Ahunwati bay and then running the shoreline of the bay to intercept their landfall eagles fishing between ocean swells and yes even the birthing of seal pups…. yeah these things really happen while you text message on your blackberry but maybe not for long its up to you……..

I was talking to my Persian video rental store owner, he thought it pretty disgusting the way the recent elections were held.
Iran has a few problems…it was known beforehand a honest election would be hard to sustain.

A group of men known as the Guardian Council decides who is permitted to run for president in Iran.

We also know that the campaign did not take place in “fair and healthy” circumstances, as Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad claims.

Reporters Without Borders, the Paris-based media watchdog group, calls Iran the “biggest prison” for journalists in the region.

The government regularly jails dissidents.
On the eve of the election, Web sites were blocked and cellphone text messaging was disrupted.

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A wave of arrests (numbering in at least the dozens) has been reported since Friday; on Sunday afternoon, a 28-year-old journalist in Tehran told one of our reporters that members of the Iranian intelligence service had just come to her office and taken away a colleague.

Washington Post Op-Ed piece June 17/09 via Radio Free Europe

These seem like old tactics pre WWII in Germany, Tactics for countries that have no freedom of speech and run by despots. Familiar? Just void the intelligentsia.

I was fortunate to be a guest of Tatchu Adventures. BC surfing excellence hosted by owner Clay Hunting who also along with great surfing supplies gourmet meals all……. can you believe it ….. in a wild BC west coast environment.
The ragged green edge of the world … Can not beat it!

The west coast of the Brooks juts out into the Pacific about 17 kilometres, a ragged topographical discontinuity, its west face runs 10 kilometers along the Pacific. Its submarine aspect is gently sloping so as to produce perfect surf. Spring, Fall and wild Winter really pump. Just ask Clay and surfer/filmmaker Aaron Jackson.

It’s an experience you won’t want to miss. We Zodiac’ed out from Fair Harbour and hung a right at Union Island and scooted by the Bunsby’s to the west side of the Brooks. Boards were tied down and spray was flying as the Zodiac’s hull cut through infinite wave trains of breaking swell.

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In the 1990’s the area was thoroughly documented “The Brooks Refugium Project” was a a multi-disciplinary study of this unique peninsula. Why is unique? It is thought that the Brooks missed the last ice age so it has plants and terrain not affected by glaciation. So …. stories can be told from this gathered data.

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Check this link out. Grocery owner in Eastern Europe takes photo from an internet blog and uses it for advertising. Every photographers nightmare.

Online Photographer

Watermark your images.

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You ever think of about how good something was? I think of that sometimes you don’t realize it’s importance/value until it is gone.

Common sense tells us that OIL can last only so long. It is not infinite. A lot of good things come from oil yet we are squandering this resource every day on it as fuel.

We synthesize it for gas and waste 20 litres of it per year on oil changes per vehicle.

We are becoming the tools of our tools

We are being programed by our computers

We are being bought by the supermarket

We are being seen by television

We are being driven by the cars
The universal dictatorship of cars.

I read in the newspapers as very sad terrible news that the car industry is in crisis

and they are selling less and less cars, and it is sold as a Tragedy.

Which is the proof that the machines are mastering us.

This fact is quite revealing, because it breaks the last remains of human common sense.

It should be received as good news: Fewer Cars thats great.

Its good news for nature, because it would be less poison.

Its good news for walkers – the prehistoric human beings who still use their legs, instead of wheels – because we will be less killed.

But it is sold as a tragedy: A world without cars, can you imagine?

Eduardo Galeano author “The Open Viens of Latin America”

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