Saturday, December 29, 2012

My Best Wishes For A Better Year In 2013


Chief of Attawapiskat, Theresa Spence made the decision to conduct a "hunger Strike" to protest the actions of the current Conservative Government and their unilateral decision making against her community and against all First Peoples of this great land.

Events (2012) Around Theresa Spence

     Jan. 23/24: - Crown-First Nations  gathering in Ottawa. 
                       - Harper and Grand Chief Shawn Atleo exchanged starkly different opinions
                       - They agreed on urgency and to have a report presented within one year
                       - Promises made on changes to Indian Act

     Nov. 15:  Grand Chief Shawn Atleo writes a letter to PM Harper and Aboriginal Affairs
                     Minister John Duncan on First Nations 'frustration'

    Dec, 10:  International Human Rights Day marked the beginning of Idle No More

    Dec. 10:  2:00 pm Press Conference with Theresa Spence

    Dec. 11:  6:00 am Sunrise/Pipe Ceremony at Victoria Island, Ottawa
                   9:00 am Chief  Spence of Attawapiskat  stops eating solid food (hunger strike)
   Dec. 11:  Charlie Angus, MP, visits Spence in Ottawa

  Dec. 14: The budget bill, Bill C-45 was passed 50 to 27 and is set to become law

  Dec 18:  Assembly of First Nations and Manitoba Keewatinowi Okimakanak
                support Cross Lake Elder action for change

 Dec. 26: Justin Trudeau visited with Theresa Spence on Boxing Day

"When our ancestors made treaties with the British Crown to allow the Queen's subjects to live in our territories, it was for as long as the sun shines, the water flows and the grass grows. The Crown's only legal access to our lands is contingent upon the fulfillment of the promises made in the negotiations of treaty."
                       Theresa Spence     
"Idle No More" gathering at City Hall, Portage la Prairie, Man.  Dec 28, 2012



(courtesy of Gizmag Emerging Technology Magazine)

1) The bicymple : Sort of like a two-wheel unicycle

The rear wheel can be used for steering the bicymple

2)  Harvard researchers fold proteins with D-Wave quantum computer

Many were skeptical when, back in 2007, Canadian company D-Wave announced that it had built the world's first commercially viable quantum computer. Now a study published in the August issue of Nature's Scientific Reports co-authored by D-Wave and Harvard researchers proves the D-Wave One is the real deal.


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