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Links » Monday September 20, 2021

Election day in Canada 🇨🇦

Federal election results (Live) » CBC

CBC declare another Liberal. At this hour (11pm Est) it is not known if it will be a majority or minority government.

On This Day

September 20, 1917

The Parliament of Canada passes legislation giving some women the right to vote in federal elections.

This right is limited to women who are British subjects; 21 years of age or older; and the wife, widow, mother, sister or daughter of any person, male or female, living or dead, who had served in the military. Another law grants the right to vote to some 2,000 military nurses, known as “Bluebirds,” stationed in Europe.

After the 1917 election, the government will extend this right to all non-Indigenous Canadians who are British subjects and 21 years of age or older.

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Happy 70th birthday to the legendary Guy Lafleur!

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  • City of the future » 🚴🏽‍♂️ There are over 1000 kms of bike lanes in Paris

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Links » Sunday September 19, 2021

September 19, 1893 » New Zealand becomes the first country to grant all women the right to vote

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  • Thousands of Haitian migrants cross US border in Texas » DW News ⤵️

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Links » Saturday September 18, 2021

“When a thoughtless or unkind word is spoken, best tune out. Reacting in anger or annoyance will not advance one’s ability to persuade.”

» Ruth Bader Ginsburg (Mar 15, 1933 – Sept 18, 2020)

 

 

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Please Get Vaccinated

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  • It has come to Subscription Tacos » The Atlantic / CNBC
  • A certain orange haired ex-US President writes to Georgia Secretary of State demanding the 2020 election be decertified, or “whatever the correct legal remedy is”. Like a spoiled three-year old child who cannot accept he lost his lollypop  ⤵️

Links » Friday September 17, 2021

On This Day

September 17, 1878

The secret ballot is used for the first time in a Canadian 🇨🇦 federal general election. Introduced by Alexander Mackenzie’s Liberals four years earlier, the secret ballot was intended to clean up electoral practices and prevent violence on election day.

This change however does not help Mackenzie’s Liberals, who lose the election to John A. Macdonald’s Conservatives.

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  • Ireland becomes the first European member state to vaccinate 90% of it’s adult population

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Links » Thursday September 16, 2021

On This Day

September 16, 1974

Thirty-two women, the first female cohort, join the ranks of the Royal Canadian Mounted Police (RCMP).

Today, women make up around one fifth of the police officers in the RCMP.

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Terrorism » Domestic & International

Members of the Proud Boys were involved in multiple violent demonstrations in California and Oregon, the majority of which were against abortions. Proud Boys also participated in numerous anti-vaccine and anti-mask demonstrations. Every demonstration event in which Proud Boys participated throughout August in Oregon and California turned violent or destructive, including one violent demonstration that involved an exchange of gunfire. Nationally, nearly 50% of all demonstration events in which Proud Boys participated included violence, accounting for nearly 70% of all violent demonstrations in August (for more, see ACLED’s Actor Profile on the Proud Boys). Multiple militias and militant social movements including the Proud Boys, Boogaloo Boys, Three Percenters, III% Security Force, QAnon adherents, and the Virginia Citizens Defense League participated in armed demonstrations last month.


Today is National Guacamole Day 2021 in United States. Please side-dish responsibly.

Links » Wednesday September 15, 2021

Prince Harry turns 37 years old today

Prince Harry turns 37 years old today

On This Day

September 15, 1916

Canadian 🇨🇦 troops capture the ruined village of Courcelette in France 🇫🇷.

For the first time, Canadians use tanks in combat.

Canada will suffer 24,000 casualties during the four-month Battle of the Somme.

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“Surgeries to remove brain tumors have been postponed. Patients are backed up in the emergency room. Nurses are working brutal shifts. But at Providence Sacred Heart Medical Center in Spokane, Wash., the calls keep coming: Can Idaho send another patient across the border?”

 

  • 50 percent of ICU patients in Alabama have COVID-19.

Community transmission levels by state as of Sept. 14, 2021.

Community transmission levels by state as of Sept. 14, 2021.

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  • To be fair, their presentation was made of of many flying drone shots. (Note » Apple doesn’t sell any drones.)

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Links » Tuesday September 14, 2021

On This Day

September 14, 1907

Jasper Forest Reserve, which covers 13,000 square kilometers in the Canadian 🇨🇦 Rockies, is established.

In 1930, Jasper will become a national park under the National Parks Act.

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