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  1. daftandbarmy

    Experts call for an overhaul of Canada's national security policy to cope with an 'angry' world

    This hits home pretty hard.... Experts call for an overhaul of Canada's national security policy to cope with an 'angry' world Rarely has the world intruded so viscerally — and with so little apparent effect — upon the great national conversation that we call a federal election. Those...
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    NEW: Viral Video Shows Marines Helping Stranded Driver During Thursday’s Flooding

    The video is classic.... NEW: Viral Video Shows Marines Helping Stranded Driver During Thursday’s Flooding A group of Marines in their dress blue uniforms braved floodwaters along Columbia Pike to help a stranded motorist. Video of the rescue has gone viral on TikTok, racking up more than...
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    Hungary’s Bitcoin fans unveil faceless statue of mysterious crypto founder Satoshi Nakamoto

    The West tears down all its statues. Meanwhile, in Hungary: A bronze statue paying homage to the anonymous creator of Bitcoin has been unveiled in Hungary. The statue’s creators say it is the first in the world to honour the mysterious cryptocurrency creator Satoshi Nakamoto, a pseudonym for...
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    Great attrition or great attraction: the choice is yours

    That's it, I'm out.... ------ A record number of employees are quitting or thinking about doing so. Organizations that take the time to learn why—and act thoughtfully—will have an edge in attracting and retaining talent. More than 15 million US workers—and counting—have quit their jobs...
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    There was a spider

    I guess that's why they came up with the 'N', so you can read it upside down if required :) An itsy bitsy spider caused a big web of trouble Monday when a driver who noticed the arachnid in her car lost control of the vehicle, crashing into a stump and rolling over in a driveway. The...
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    Mount Tolmie residents 'angry, fearful' over shelter in their midst

    In other news, Victoria cops happy they’ve unloaded some of their problem children onto Saanich 😊 Mount Tolmie residents 'angry, fearful' over shelter in their midst A senior who lives across from the former Mount Tolmie Hospital says she was initially open to the idea of allowing some of the...
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    Fixing a toxic work culture: How to encourage active bystanders

    Some interesting thought fodder here.... Fixing a toxic work culture: How to encourage active bystanders Active bystander intervention has been found to reduce harassment and violence in colleges and the military. It’s time for the corporate world to take notice. Last year, thousands of...
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    How A British Adventurer Ran 90 Barefoot Marathons

    How's your COVID fitness program going? :) How A British Adventurer Ran 90 Barefoot Marathons — And How She’s Tackling The COVID Lockdown When I first heard that Anna McNuff was planning to run 100 marathons across Britain in her bare feet, I was utterly dumbfounded. To be clear, that’s a...
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    Alcohol helped shape civilization and ferment innovation, says author

    I knew it.... beer saved the world :) Alcohol helped shape civilization and ferment innovation, says author Edward Slingerland argues intoxication sparked innovation and civilization throughout human history Edward Slingerland will be the first person in the room to acknowledge that drinking...
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    Prescribing nature: Research suggests the outdoors are good for your mental health

    Which explains the great mental health outcomes in the Infantry :) Dr. Melissa Lem says spending time outdoors can clear our minds, lower our stress For many teenagers, a driver's licence can mean freedom to visit the mall — but for Jon Cadang, it offered him a reprieve from the depression...
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    How narcissists climb the career ladder quickly

    Explains alot about leadership in organizations... How narcissists climb the career ladder quickly A new paper by Italian researchers attempts to close that gap in our knowledge – and it has some serious implications for the ways that companies select and reward their employees. Overall, they...
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    Digital Addictions Are Drowning Us in Dopamine

    Bazinga..... Digital Addictions Are Drowning Us in Dopamine Rising rates of depression and anxiety in wealthy countries like the U.S. may be a result of our brains getting hooked on the neurotransmitter associated with pleasure A patient of mine, a bright and thoughtful young man in his...
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    The Pity of War - Is leading one’s own troops to slaughter ever justified?

    Interesting, somewhat rambling, and probably fairly topical: The Pity of War Is leading one’s own troops to slaughter ever justified? Christopher HitchensNov 1 2009, 12:00 PM ET Many years ago, I went to the Central Lobby of the Houses of Parliament in London to keep an appointment with the...
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    Dad's Army And Lockdown Hobbies: Why Are Unexploded Bomb Discoveries On The Rise?

    Everyone needs a hobby... In 2020, Army and Navy bomb disposal teams saw an increase in taskings of about 20% compared with 2019, responding to more than 2,700 incidents across the UK. There has been little let-up so far in 2021. Forces News has reported on a number of incidents involving...
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    Biden Presidency 2020-?

    This could be the end of Biden... The political tides are turning against the Biden presidency Further, given the tragic terrorist attack that occurred outside the Kabul airport on Thursday, which killed 13 U.S. troops and 170 Afghans and wounded hundreds more, we can expect that Biden’s...
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    As US military sticks to airport, British and French forces are rescuing their citizens in Kabul: reports

    That's got to be beyond frustrating... As US military sticks to airport, British and French forces are rescuing their citizens in Kabul: reports As the Defense Department continues to stick to its plans of not reaching out into Kabul to assist U.S. personnel and Afghan helpers evacuate...
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    BC Fires

    Whoa.... What you need to know about B.C. wildfires for Aug. 16 Coquihalla Highway remains closed between Merritt and Hope after 2 fires merged Thousands of properties remain under evacuation order Monday after "exceptional" high winds fuelled dozens of wildfires across B.C., sending flames...
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    Rainfall helps firefighters at Cowichan wildfire; crew parachutes into remote spot

    Airborne! Rainfall helps firefighters at Cowichan wildfire; crew parachutes into remote spot In a first for Vancouver Island, a seven-person “parattack” crew flew here in a fixed-wing aircraft, parachuted in adjacent to the fire and spent the night there. Such crews specialize in accessing...
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    Don't use climate change as an excuse for bad ideas

    To be clear I always thought Andrew Weaver was a complete loon but, after reading this, I think I'll just nip out and see if I can find him and buy him a drink :) Comment: Don't use climate change as an excuse for bad ideas Andrew Weaver / The Times Colonist August 5, 2021 06:00 AM...
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    Jack Knox: 76 years later, a monument to VC winner killed in last week of war

    If you're thinking about visiting the aviation museum in Sidney, BC: The death of Hammy Gray always seemed particularly sad. Not only was the B.C. man the last Canadian to win the Victoria Cross, but he was also among the last — some sources say he was the very last — Canadians killed in the...
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