As always, I would like to begin with a thank you from a place of gratitude. I began this substack just under a year ago, and it has become such a great success, all through your support. I have already sent out a few newsletters with my thoughts on how I will be proceeding with substack and my life goals in general. This will be an ever evolving project, so from time to time, I may change course depending on feedback and personal drive.
Design home yoga
Yoga, a Sanskrit work meaning “to yoke”, refers to the drawing in of the mind and the body and uniting oneself to a more fulfilled individual.
In a letter obtained by the Winnipeg Free Press dated Feb. 11, Manitoba Premier Heather Stefanson called for assistance from the federal government to end the blockade at the Emerson border.
The New Democrat Party (NDP) fully voted in favour of the Emergency Act that was put forth by the Trudeau Liberals. They have essentially propped up the Trudeau regime to have unprecedented authority throughout Canada to increase police activity, freeze financial accounts, investigate private communications, and other actions yet to be seen.
When Canada entered into its second year of lockdowns, dread of facing another Canadian winter, I knew I had to escape for my own sanity. I am an extrovert. That has been made fully evident to me these past two years. I need to be around people. The consistent and overuse of online tools has a detrimental effect on my- and many others- psychology. What good will I be to society if I become mentally unwell?
Police officers moved in on the Freedom Convoy protestors on Friday, February 18th and began making arrests, reaching over 100. This included apprehending Tamara Lich, 49, and Chris Barber, 46, who have been named in the media as organizers. Lich was involved in the original GoFundMe campaign that was set up as a crowdsource for the convoy. A narrative provided by law enforcement that the protest in Ottawa has become an “occupation” was used to shut down the fundraiser.
Speaker of the House for the Canadian federal Parliament, Anthony Rota, suspended the sitting of parliamentarians on Friday, February 18 due to the operation of removing the “Freedom Convoy” protestors from Ottawa beginning. He cited “exceptional circumstances” and that “safety is paramount” for the politicians and staff, as justification to essentially stop the debate on whether the Trudeau Liberals should be allowed to use the overreaching powers of the Emergency Act.
Canadians Comment by Collin Wynter “We’re not using the emergencies act to call in the military. We’re not suspending fundamental rights or overriding the Charter of Right and Freedoms, we are not limiting people’s freedom of speech, we are not limiting freedom of peaceful assembly, we are not preventing people from exercising their right toContinue reading “Canadians Comment on Trudeau’s Act”
Canadians protesting the Trudeau Liberal government in Ottawa, as well as their own provincial governments respectively, has entered the third week of civil disobedience. The protest originally against mandated vaccinations for truckers was planned to begin on Saturday, January 29th, although some people arrived on the 28th. After beginning, the scope of objection to government policy has expanded to include concerns about political overreach and the demand to remove all covid 19 restrictions. The discontent seen in the public square after suffering through the past two years of nonsensical policies that seemed based on political and business maneuvers, rather than on science and public health, has taken its toll on the psyche. The people have had enough.
Who’s driving the narrative of the trucker convoy protest that is currently situated in Ottawa Toronto and the Ambassador Bridge at the Canada US border crossing in Ontario; Emerson crossing and Winnipeg in Manitoba; Coutts in Alberta; Victoria in BC; Montreal in Quebec, among other cities and places across the Canada; is it the truckers, the politicians or the media? Who will win public opinion to affect government policy and have the restrictions and mandates removed from Canadian society? This is no easy and simple answer. As we shall see, there are a variety of interests and actors attempting to shape the protest into a political crisis that Prime Minister Justin Trudeau desires to use to his political ends.
The following essay is a brief overview of actions and events that have occurred in the gay rights movement that have had the effect of silencing gay voices in an attempt to erase the gay.
The World Professional Association for Transgender Health is an international organization that sets standards of care (SOC) to be disseminated to country based organizations down to the grassroots level. These standards affect all aspects of what is known as “trans health care” and influences all persons involved, even the general public. They released a preliminary version of their SOC version 8 for review, and requested feedback. Below are just some of my thoughts on the document, which you can learn more about here. For those not fully abreast of the organization and its mandate, the sections may appear disjointed. I will be releasing a more detailed analysis when their final version is released next summer. Suffice to say, there are many concerning recommendations; the least of which being, the apparent argument going on within the document itself, between a narrative of development medical professionals concerned about the medicalization of children, versus activists willing to sacrifice the childhood for their ideological belief in the transgender identity.
‘The Liberals’ and the left wing media’s narrative is crumbling’, is a common exposition by those who have been watching the Freedom Convoy protest in earnest. As there continues to be no actual evidence that the protestors are “right wing extremists”, that they are the decried anti-vaxxers so feared by Trudeau, that they have violent intentions to tear down the government, the propaganda by those salivating at such a scenario, is ramping up
they worry they can’t afford food. It’s for the 60 year old small business man who has spent his entire adult life building up an enterprise and watching it wiped out. It’s for the depressed 14 year old who’s been locked out of school. It’s for the families that can’t take it anymore. It’s for the people who want to stand up and speak for their freedoms. It’s for all those that our government and our media have insulted and left behind. It’s for the people who work hard to put food on our table, to stock our shelves and to make this country work. It’s for all that is great and that attracts hundreds of thousands of people from across the world to come here. They come here not for the warm weather but for our freedom and that’s why we are gathered here today. Freedom not fear. Truckers not Trudeau.”
“The small fringe minority of people who are on their way to Ottawa are holding unacceptable views that they’re expressing, do not represent the views of Canadians who have been there for each other who know that following the science and stepping up to protect each other is the best way to continue to ensure our freedoms, rights, and values as a country.”
Yoga, a Sanskrit work meaning “to yoke”, refers to the drawing in of the mind and the body and uniting oneself to a more fulfilled individual. Yoga can be divided into several disciplines: bhakti, jnana, haha, raja, ashtanga, among others. Hatha yoga perhaps the most common practice in the west, refers to the physical asana practice. Hatha is often translated as forceful. Make this distinct from abusive. Having and knowing how to apply force is useful. It is not something to be shunned or derided. Asana means easy pose, and often times you will hear the yoga postures referred to in Sanskrit names, ending with asana.
ow to achieve such an end? Theology, Science or Philosophy? They are interwoven, yet with distinct markers of what it means to be of one disciple or another. Our focus will be on the love for wisdom, but as will be seen, often it is both scientists and religious scholars, that share the same dreams. This is part one of a four part series. Below is Ancient Greece to the Scientific revolution. This overview will be presented as a flow of concepts, with names of the philosophers and their contributions, rather than an ordered list of individuals. Persons who contributed to mathematics and the physical sciences will be included minimally. An overview of the history of science is a project for another time.
An Ontario school is back in the news. No, not for a board president wearing a keffiyeh, a symbol of Palestinian resistance, during a meeting to censure a Jewish trustee. No, not for the pervasive “wokeness” eroding children’s education. No, not for teaching kids to view each other through a lens of racial division. No, not for the harms caused to children by closing schools instead of making them safer to be in. No, not for literal book burning. This time we have the Waterloo school trustees censoring an educator who is expressing concerns about transgender ideology being presented to students.
I was briefly a member of Toastmasters, a club designed to improve one’s presentation and speaking skills. I believe that it has merit and one should explore their programs. Alas, time was not on my side. One aspect I enjoyed, from the few classes attended, was the word of the day. The member who was the Toastmaster for that session, would present a word, and the definition, to the group. It would be a challenge to see who could use the word the most in the session.
Any attempt to distill the history of philosophy into anything but a lifetime of study would but to not do it justice. There must always be a starting point into this enquiry, though. Information must be disseminated in a manner that is accessible and desirable. There are many doors that may be opened to the depths of wisdom.