Race Day [pic] http://ff.im/d4Wae
Weird choice. Cypress Mountain video on YouTube uses Tragically Hip’s “Bobcaygeon” for Olympic ring fly-in. http://ow.ly/NfNT
Oh look. It’s the queen on regular service train in London. She looks about as amused as every other passenger. http://ow.ly/NfC9
There isn’t a single thing of government which we don’t own, how could we be clients ? – John Ralston Saul (podcast) http://ow.ly/NcwO
Manure inbound tomorrow. Interesting how both my kids suddenly have a busy schedule and aren’t available to handle shovel duty…
RT @News1130radio: BREAKING NEWS – Toronto Police trying to control protest crowds at the Olympic Torch Relay. Details coming on News1130
Sheet mulching part of the front yard starting tomorrow. Why is it always raining when I’m shoveling manure ?
John Ralston Saul – Podcast http://ff.im/d4frN
“We start to accept that ridiculous language in which citizens are referred to by politicians and administrators as clients.
We’re not clients of government.
We own the government, it’s our government.
There isn’t a single thing of government which we don’t own, how could we be clients ?
And we aren’t buying shoes, we’re talking about the rights of citizens within their own society.
We’re not stakeholders, we’re citizens.”
– John Ralston Saul, speaking at the PLAN 20th Anniversary evening at Christ’s Church Cathedral in Vancouver, November 20, 2009.
John Ralston Saul is an award winning novelist and essayist, and one of Canada’s most outspoken champions of freedom of expression.
His most recent book is called The Collapse of Globalism and the Reinvention of the World. It’s just the latest in a series of best selling works that have been translated into 22 languages and sold in over 30 countries. Earlier this year he become the first Canadian to elected president of International PEN, the association of writers devoted to defending freedom of expression.
John is also the patron of PLAN (Planned Lifetime Advocacy Network), and he was the featured guest speaker at PLAN’s recent 20th Anniversary celebration in Vancouver.
I was asked to record the evening, and you now can hear the John’s keynote on the Tyze.com website, or listen to it here.
John Ralston Saul keynote from the recent PLAN 20th Anniversary in Vancouver – audio now online at the Tyze.com site. http://ow.ly/Nb0W
The Snowboarder’s Commute [pic] http://ff.im/cXNLT
Tues. morning, parking lot at Cypress Mountain. Isn’t anybody working ? http://ow.ly/i/cFW
Wondering if “eating too many Nanaimo bars” is an oxymoron.
Will airport valet parkers now be on 2010 security threat list ? (actually, Airport Valet Parkers would be a good name for a sitcom) #yvr
RT @MarkBusse: GOOD NEWS: Vancouver DOES Support The Design Industry! http://tinyurl.com/yc3yrks
RT @semmerson: Go seniors! 6 million more online than 5 yrs ago, visiting blogs & soc.net sites just .1% less than teens. http://is.gd/5oT1w
Grasping for an issue and catching – air. Sad intv on #cbc about Jersey Shores -pressing an MTV/Much spokesperson is like punishing a puppy.
Cypress got a big pile of snow last night but wet this morning, even at elevation. super low vis. snow’s heavy . welcome to december…
Cypress road – black ice about 2 km past the lookout – watch for a truck in the ditch – mounties on the scene
So far the Big Snow is a No Show here on the North Shore (10:42 pm) maybe later ?
Art wins out after all RT @Dutchphoto: Anti-Olympic Mural Restored to Crying Room Gallery Facade http://bit.ly/8OwzCO