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Oil spill washes ashore on West Vancouver beaches

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Apr 112015
 

The District of West Vancouver is warning the public to stay away from oil-polluted water off several local beaches as oil from the spill in English Bay reached West Vancouver beaches Thursday evening.

Municipal staff began posting signs at beaches Thursday evening including Ambleside and Dundarave as a plume from the oil spill was carried across Burrard Inlet.

“There is oil on some beaches,” said Jeff McDonald, spokesman for the District of West Vancouver Thursday night. Beaches where oil has been spotted include Sandy Cove, Stearman and Ambleside.

The fuel, believed to be bunker oil that spilled from an anchored freighter Wednesday evening is considered possibly harmful and could cause irritation to skin and eyes.

West Vancouver staff warned the public not to swim at local beaches, and to avoid contact with the oil, water and wet sand.

Clean up of West Vancouver beaches is expected to begin first thing Friday morning, said McDonald.

Authorities were first alerted to an oil spill from a freighter anchored off English Bay around 5 p.m. Wednesday, when a boater reported seeing an oily sheen on the water, said Julia Ren, a spokeswoman with Port Metro Vancouver.

At the time, We were told (the oil) was light and unrecoverable, said Ren.

Only later in the evening did the authorities realize the oil was thicker and the spill more serious than first thought.

Crews set up a containment boom around the grain ship Mathahassa sometime after 9 p.m. and began emergency cleanup operations.

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Local legislators discuss religious freedom bill – Video

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Apr 062015
 



Local legislators discuss religious freedom bill
Congressman Steve Womack discusses the implications the Religion Bill might have on the public's liberties. Subscribe to 40/29 on YouTube now for more: http://bit.ly/PTElbK Get more Northwest…

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Free Speech and the Public Sphere – Video

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Apr 052015
 



Free Speech and the Public Sphere
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Police try to limit Abolitionist’s free speech – Video

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Apr 032015
 



Police try to limit Abolitionist's free speech
As police tried for about 30 minutes to remove me and my signs off of public property (that is freely open to the public), I respectively stood my ground. It paid off in the end because I…

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Free BitCoin Earning App For Android. – "Make Free And Easy Money" – Video

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Mar 312015
 



Free BitCoin Earning App For Android. – “Make Free And Easy Money”
App Download Link : http://sh.st/gsGK5 “BitCoin Earner” is a free android app for dispensing BTC from 'Faucets' ( Websites that offer a simple form to fill with your public BTC wallet address,…

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Indiana law: Does freedom of religion mean freedom to discriminate? (+video)

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Mar 312015
 

New York For many conservative religious Americans, the nations long-standing Religious Freedom Restoration Acts, including the one just passed in Indiana last week, could possibly carve out a public space that permits individuals and their businesses to uphold their religious opposition to same-sex marriage.

But as more same-sex couples across the country legally celebrate their nuptials with traditional public pomp and ceremony, the cherished right of freedom of religion has run headlong into the principle of nondiscrimination in the public sphere.

As a result, a vexing national debate has begun to rage over the extent and legal limits of each sides visions for the nations common life together or how uncommon lives should interact within the public sphere.

What were coming up against is: How far does secular law have to go to accommodate a persons religion? says Mark Goldfeder, senior fellow at the Center for the Study of Law and Religion at Emory University in Atlanta. And the truth is, this is happening across the country, even in places where there are no RFRAs, or religious freedom restoration acts.

The poster businesses for the debate have been flower shops, photographers, and bakers who offer services to couples planning their weddings but object to providing these services to gay and lesbian couples, who can now legally marry in 37 states. The Supreme Court is expected to decide the issue by the end of the current term in June.

The issue also includes the religious conscience of public clerks who issue marriage licenses, doctors or anesthesiologists who may tangentially participate in abortion procedures, or any other professionals who might object to participating in events that offend their deeply held religious beliefs.

But since Indiana became the 20th state to pass its version of a religious freedom restoration act last week, a widespread chorus of critics has objected to the new state law or at least the perceived intentions behind it.

Believing it may indeed permit discrimination against lesbian and gay Americans, CEOs such asApples Tim Cook, the governor of Connecticut, the mayor of Seattle, and organizations such as the NCAA and Gen Con have begun to rethink, or even curtail, their business relationships with the state.

These bills rationalize injustice by pretending to defend something many of us hold dear, Mr. Cook, who is gay, wrote in an opinion piece in The Washington Post on Sunday. They go against the very principles our nation was founded on, and they have the potential to undo decades of progress toward greater equality.

Its a far cry from the overwhelming bipartisan consensus that first accompanied the original Religious Freedom Restoration Act in 1993. More than two decades ago, the federal version passed unanimously by voice vote in the House yes, thats right, unanimously and with only three nays in the Senate before President Bill Clinton signed it into law.

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US Border Patrol & Tribal Police revoke First Amendment – No Filming from Public Highway, Starlight – Video

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Mar 252015
 



US Border Patrol Tribal Police revoke First Amendment – No Filming from Public Highway, Starlight
U.S. Border Patrol Tribal Police revoke First Amendment – No Filming from Public Highway, Starlight Starbright, Criminal Trespass Citation, 9 November 2014, Santa Rosa, Arizona, Tohono O'odham…

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Libertarianism in the U.S. – The Pros & Cons, What is the Movement About? – Video

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Mar 212015
 



Libertarianism in the U.S. – The Pros Cons, What is the Movement About?
PhilaU professors Michael Galganski and Evan Laine discuss at this Arlen Specter Center for Public Service Roundtable the meaning of Libertarianism and debate with students the pros and…

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SEO Tip – Google Plans to Optimize for Factual Information – Video

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Mar 062015
 



SEO Tip – Google Plans to Optimize for Factual Information
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First Amendment Violated by Collier County School Board Chair Kathleen Curatolo at 1/20/2015 Mtg – Video

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Mar 062015
 



First Amendment Violated by Collier County School Board Chair Kathleen Curatolo at 1/20/2015 Mtg
A brief, entertaining and informative recap of the outrageous conduct of Chair Kathleen Curatolo and School District Attorney Jon Fishbane at the January 20,…

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Professor Griff – Death of The Hip Hop Illuminati (Full Interview) – Video

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Mar 032015
 



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Vaccination Debate: Public Safety vs. Personal Freedom | Meet The Press – Video

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Feb 272015
 



Vaccination Debate: Public Safety vs. Personal Freedom | Meet The Press
The recent measles outbreak has sparked a debate over public safety versus personal freedom. Why is the anti-vaccine minority so opposed to vaccinating their children. Subscribe to NBC News:…

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DW Freedom of Speech Award for Raif Badawi

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Feb 252015
 

The Deutsche Welle Governing Board decided unanimously in favor of Raif Badawi, said Deutsche Welle Director General Peter Limbourg.

“He stands, in an exemplary way, for the brave and fearless commitment to the human right of freedom of expression. Our award sends a signal and contributes to bringing his fate into the public spotlight. We hope this will increase pressure on those responsible in Saudi Arabia to release Badawi.”

Badawi’s wife Ensaf Haidar told DW she was overjoyed. From her home in Canada, she said the DW Freedom of Speech Award sends a clear message to the Saudi regime. “It is a disgrace that Raif is still sitting in prison – especially at a time when Saudi Arabia fights against the Islamic State group and its disregard for human rights. I am extremely thankful to Deutsche Welle for its support.”

Ten years in jail, 1,000 lashes

The 31-year-old blogger was sentenced by Saudi authorities in May 2014 to 1,000 lashes, 10 years in prison and a major fine. The first 50 lashes were administered in public on January 9. He was meant to receive 50 lashes every Friday from then on, but the public flogging has been postponed more than once, reportedly for health reasons.

DW presented the Freedom of Speech award for the first time this year, in the framework of the 11th annual competition of ” The Bobs Best of Online Activism,” commending outstanding online activists and projects.

The winner of the Freedom of Speech Award as well as the winners of The Bobs’ three jury categories will be recognized on June 23 at the Global Media Forum in Bonn, Germany.

Courageous advocate for the freedom of expression

Raif Badawi has been fighting for the freedom of expression in his country for many years. On the Free Saudi Liberals website, he attacked political and social grievances in Saudi Arabia. He published sarcastic articles on the religious police, called a prominent Saudi university a den of terrorists and wrote about Valentine’s Day, which is strictly forbidden in Saudi Arabia.

In 2008, Badawi was arrested for the first time for allegedly creating an “electronic site” that “insults Islam.” He left the country for a few months, only to return when the charges were dropped. In 2009, the Saudi government imposed a travel ban, and on June 17, 2012, Badawi was arrested again and put on trial, accused of insulting Muslim religious leaders on his website

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Proclaiming Freedom Fridays 5 (2/20/15) by Apostle Seer Melissa White – Video

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Feb 232015
 



Proclaiming Freedom Fridays 5 (2/20/15) by Apostle Seer Melissa White
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POOR State of National Police Force (Philippine Islands) – Video

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Feb 222015
 



POOR State of National Police Force (Philippine Islands)
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End of Internet Freedom and The Rise of Skynet – Video

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Feb 202015
 



End of Internet Freedom and The Rise of Skynet
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Will NATO accept Ukraine & Syria defeat without using nuclear weapons? – Video

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Feb 182015
 



Will NATO accept Ukraine Syria defeat without using nuclear weapons?
NATO's nuclear relapse Under the public radar, NATO is modernising its tactical nuclear arsenal. http://www.aljazeera.com/indepth/opinion/2014/12/nato-nuclear-relapse-2014123161917509924.html…

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Secrets Behind The Super Bowl & Public Illuminati Rituals! (2015) – Video

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Feb 082015
 



Secrets Behind The Super Bowl Public Illuminati Rituals! (2015)
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GCHQ-NSA intelligence sharing unlawful

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Feb 072015
 

LONDON Britains electronic spy agency was acting unlawfully until December when it received intelligence provided by the U.S. National Security Agency, a British court ruled Friday.

The Investigatory Powers Tribunal, a court that oversees the intelligence and security agencies, said that Britains spy agency, GCHQ, was violating human rights when it received the intercepted communications from the NSA because it had not made details of the procedure and its safeguards on it public. In the tribunals 15-year history, this is the first time it has ruled against any of Britains intelligence agencies.

The court also said that while the lack of transparency in the past meant that GCHQ had breached human rights, the agency has been in compliance with the law since December.

The ruling comes at a time of heated debate in Britain over the balance between security and privacy, with Prime Minister David Cameron vowing to push for legislation to beef up security agencies surveillance powers if his party wins the upcoming general election.

In its ruling, the court said that the regime governing the soliciting, receiving, storing and transmitting by UK authorities of private communications of individuals located in the UK by the NSA breached Articles 8 or 10 of the European Convention on Human Rights, because GCHQs safeguards were kept secret. Article 8 refers to the right of privacy, while Article 10 covers freedom of expression.

In December, the tribunal said, the security agency made public the safeguards governing the exchanges with the NSAs Prism and Upstream mass surveillance programs, making the exchanges lawful. The safeguards were disclosed as part of a separate legal challenge brought by civil liberty groups.

GCHQ said that the legal frameworks around intelligence-sharing were compatible with the law and that Fridays ruling against it was, in essence, a technicality, or in one small respect in relation to the historic intelligence-sharing regime. It also said that the ruling did not require it to change its operations.

The NSA and other U.S. officials declined to comment.

A GCHQ spokesman also said: We are pleased that the court has once again ruled that the U.K.s bulk interception regime is fully lawful. He added, Todays IPT ruling re-affirms that the processes and safeguards within the intelligence-sharing regime were fully adequate at all times it is simply about the amount of detail about those processes and safeguards that needed to be in the public domain. We welcome the important role the IPT has played in ensuring that the public regime is sufficiently detailed.

The British government is committed to transparency, Britains Home Office said response to the ruling. We have now made public the detail of the safeguards that underpin requests to overseas governments for support on interc

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