Posts tagged canada

MOVEMBER CA 2013 HIGHLIGHTS 

:: It wasn’t just me and my team putting on random events and growing epic facial hair. All over Canada people were fighting the good fight!
PS: Teammates that have yet to bring in their cash donations…hurry!

IN CASE YOU MISSED IT!!! 
:: My friends in Vessels Of Veritas just released their new album “Anchored Above” on iTunes yesterday! So if you’re already bored with the new Paramore and need some Manitoba goodness in your life pick it up for under $10!

IN CASE YOU MISSED IT!!! 

:: My friends in Vessels Of Veritas just released their new album “Anchored Above” on iTunes yesterday! So if you’re already bored with the new Paramore and need some Manitoba goodness in your life pick it up for under $10!

IN CASE YOU MISSED IT!!! 

Manitoba was featured on SourceFed :D
…except it was because of that lady who was attacked by a timber wolf 400km north of Wpg, so.

Coffee & Multitasking v.115

1. RIP CANADIAN PENNY [TheProvince.com]
Today marks the first official day of the penny’s demise. What are you going to do with your leftovers? 

2. KING RICHARD III FOUND! [LAtimes]
Yup, you know that King that you read about? Turns out his bones were found underneath a parking lot. More accurately the site where an ancient church once stood, is now buried under our feet…creepy…

3. KAYAPO UNDER SIEGE [Official]
This has been floating around a lot, and I don’t know ALL the details, but I know rather than say nothing I’ll keep the conversation going and hopefully truth is found and help is given…

4. HALO ON STEAM? [IGN.com]
Apparently Valve has registered for three Halo titles to become a part of the Steam community. While last week it was reported that this meant the games were finally coming to PC, now it’s going back to just a strong rumor (would be a sweet one!) 

Aftermath of last night’s blizzard…

Aftermath of last night’s blizzard…

Lastnight I got to sit around the fire with some old friends…
Pipe tobacco in hand, everyone snapping shots for Instagram, sunflower seeds and Rolling Rock, and countless stories of “remember when’s” mixed with future goals. Some of my favorite people, closest friends, nearly family…are moving from BC to the Arctic Circle to pursue their dreams…and decided to swing back home for a visit. My friend Ty snapped this shot of me, if you’re into photography you should checkout his stuff [here]

Lastnight I got to sit around the fire with some old friends…

Pipe tobacco in hand, everyone snapping shots for Instagram, sunflower seeds and Rolling Rock, and countless stories of “remember when’s” mixed with future goals. 
Some of my favorite people, closest friends, nearly family…are moving from BC to the Arctic Circle to pursue their dreams…and decided to swing back home for a visit.
My friend Ty snapped this shot of me, if you’re into photography you should checkout his stuff [here]

GPOY “weather can’t make up it’s mind” Edition
Instagram: hebb

GPOY “weather can’t make up it’s mind” Edition

Instagram: hebb

Coffee & Multitasking v.95

1. WORLD NEWS
Canada/Denmark co-own Hans Island [NationalPost]
(sane) Americans rejoice! [BBC]
Indonesian earthquake [NYTimes]

2. TMNT REMAKE [/film]
KiD CuDi and Michael Bay *shudder* are teaming up to destroyanother80’s childhood masterpiece :(
3. SPRINGFIELD REVEALED!!! [NationalPost]
Yesterday “Simpsons” creator Matt Groening finally revealed the location of his beloved town of Springfield…
The fog has been incredible. At times I couldn’t even see past the hood of my car while driving on the highway. 1. Makes driving at night terrifying2. Makes driving with Lana del Rey magical 

The fog has been incredible. At times I couldn’t even see past the hood of my car while driving on the highway. 
1. Makes driving at night terrifying
2. Makes driving with Lana del Rey magical 

INTERNET ON STRIKE!

In 30mins I’ll be joining the STRIKE TO STOP SOPA (internet censorship bill).

*EDIT* If you can read this, it means the blackout javascript isn’t working. I’ve been having difficulties with it :(


I know it doesn’t mean much, coming from a tiny blog like mine. And the fact that I’m Canadian protesting an American act. But every person needs to help out in any way they can, even if it’s just spreading the word.

With companies like Google, Mozilla, WordPress, Minecraft, Wikipedia, and Reddit protesting by shutting down for the day you have to recognize that this is serious.

Want to join the protest? CLICK [HERE]
Not from America? CLICK [HERE]

STAY INFORMED!!!

STAY INFORMED: Take Action Against SOPA/PIPA

"The Internet Blacklist Legislation - known as PROTECT IP Act in the Senate and Stop Online Piracy Act (SOPA) in the House - is a threatening sequel to last year’s COICA Internet censorship bill.  Like its predecessor, this legislation invites Internet security risks, threatens online speech, and hampers Internet innovation."
[wiredforchange.com]

Simply put; companies are still trying to stop our online freedom. If this happens sites like YouTube, Facebook, Tumblr, and Twitter will be shutdown!
Inform yourself, contact politicians in your area, spread the word! Every little bit helps!

[HERE] is a list of companies currently supporting this bill; sadly there are names like Apple, Microsoft, EA Games, and Adidas…names that should know better. Boycott some, contact others.

PS: If you’re Canadian and thinking “this has nothing to do with me” tell your ignorance to shut up and speak up now, before it’s too late to say anything!

Today on the Internet://9

So I log onto Twitter to see a friend from back home making headlines…
Briar [@briar27] responded to NDP Winnipeg MP Pat Martin’s crazy tweet, got a personal reply, and ended up on Global News!!!

Follow the whole thing [here]

*disclaimer*
I won’t post Martin’s tweet because of foul language, read at your own discretion.


Tom Morello on “Real Time” w/ Bill Maher
*warning: some mild cursing near the end*  

Normally I’m not a fan of Bill’s (mostly for his stance on religion) but the combination of two of my heroes, Tom and Michael Moore, brought some real/raw words to the show. 
Now obviously I’m not American, but I think the facts that are coming out hold true for us on a global scale. More and more we’re seeing how people are getting fed up with how their government is treating them. We saw it in Egypt, in Wisconsin with the union workers, we’re seeing it in Libya, you could argue that it happened in London, and is now taking place in New York. 
I think the interesting thing is, and maybe it’s so obvious it doesn’t need to be said, is that all these problems seem to be the same no matter where you go. Those in charge, are doing a crumby job, and as unemployment goes up with stories of hunger and homelessness…more and more you’re going to see desperate people do desperate things.

A strong thing to take note of is that these aren’t all angry college students protesting and causing trouble. If you pay attention you’ll see these are middle aged men and women fighting for the simple right to survive. While the rich get richer the poor get poorer.
Something my dad and I will always disagree on is the voting system. I think we’re in need of change (one could go as far as to say I think it’s pretty much useless). And like Moore says at 2:28 “do we write to congress” and when she replies “vote” he says “for who, tweedle dumb and tweedle dumber?”
GET INFORMED. We are living in an age of lazy excuses, and while I am blessed enough to live in the middle of Canada, where we have it so easy…I’m smart enough to see that, and to see that change is on the horizon for everyone. Listen to Bill at the 2:00 mark, where he talks about people being outraged that Netflix raised their prices. Take note of this…you, the people that make a stink when Facebook changes it’s layout, or complain that we have to pay more to sit in an air-conditioned building to watch multi-billion dollar productions on a 3D screen with our mounds of food. Did you act when those in power turned you into an obnoxious, greedy, slave? Or did you act because your hockey team lost?  

Now, I’m not saying burn everything and kill the police. I stand firm in the belief that we should respect those in charge. I love the work that the WinkCity Police do for us at The Bunker. But let’s remember to not let ourselves get lazy, to stay informed, and to always walk in love. 

R.I.P. Jack Layton & “Uncle” Frank

Leader of the Canadian NDP party, Layton's death (from cancer) has been all over the net since the official statement made yesterday morning. I wasn't going to post my regards, because I live in a very Conservative area, however I just want to take this time to say I was a supporter. [ndp.ca]

For those of you who didn’t watch the show; Frank was the retired police officer who gave the big thumbs-up on the Jimmy Kimmel latenight show. Like Conan’s sidekick Andy, Frank was just 100% enjoyable. I’m not a big fan of the show, but I’m a fan of loveable tv characters. [tmz.com]

VESSELS OF VERITAS @ SCREAM THE PRAYER 2011

My good friends in VoV (from Altona, MB) won the chance to open up the only StP Canadian stop, in Winnipeg MB!!!
Even though their set was short, they still proved why they are a force to be reckoned with, good job dudes! Check out their Fbook band page [here

I’ll be posting a ton of footage over at my [YouTube] over the next week!
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