Night Music: Moon Beams

February 18, 2015

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Great Weather For Walking, Not Skiing

February 18, 2015

Here was the view at lunchtime today from SFU Harbourside looking on the North Shore mountains.

North Van mountains

Incredible to see no snow at all.  Must be a terrible year for the operators.


Does Real Education Exist in the US?

February 18, 2015

The following video shows a correspondent visiting a beach and asking Americans some basic history questions (“Who bombed Pearl Harbour?”, “Who Was George Washington?”, “Who Won the Civil War?”) and the “hilarious” answers supplied.

One could treat this as comedy (which is basically how it is presented). But more seriously it shows such a deep level of failure in the American educational system as to be appalling. More, it is this kind of ignorance that allows the Y’All Qaeda movement to thrive.

Finally, it is ironic that this piece comes from Faux News, perhaps the leader in selective information and false reporting.


Happy Birthday Yoko Ono!

February 18, 2015

Yoko Ono — musician, artist, filmmaker, and uber-activist for peace — is 82 years old today.

Yoko Ono

This wonderfully intelligent and creative woman does more in a year than most of us do in a lifetime.  I hope she keeps it up for many many years to come.