The next time you talk to your MP and they tell you how they stand behind the Canadian Forces, call them on it as they are lying.
So Justin Trudeau and the Liberals have a new ad out. Â Canadian politicians since the days of John G. Diefenbaker have been loving the north. Â John Turner, Jean Chretien, Stephen Harper all love the north. Â Itâ€™s expected that Justin Trudeau loves the north as wellâ€¦ and wants to make it better! Â Thatâ€™s it. Â
As a voter, I want to hear how. Â What is the big strategy. Â There is some political room for him to maneveur as Harper has really accomplished nothing as part of his northern agenda. Â The Department of National Defence canâ€™t even procure rifles for the Rangers (who arguably donâ€™t need replacements for their bolt action rifles that work really well in the winter). Â Plans for a deepwater port? Â Umm that has gone nowhere. Â
Instead of just matching Harperâ€™s unfulfilled and broken promises with real ideas, Trudeau just floated out some cliches and feel good statements. Â In other words, not much has changed.
93 Minutes of 4K footage shot from the bow of the Container Ship Gunhilde Maersk as she traverses the South China Sea from Vietnam to China. Â I streamed this from my iPad to my Apple TV tonight and found it strangely relaxing to watch.
At a recent estate sale on the south side of Chicago, Jeff Altman spotted a canister of film simply labeled “Chicago” and “Print 1.” That tidbit of information was intriguing enough for Altman to drop $40 on the print.
Altman, who works in film post-production, took two weeks to inspect and fix minor issues before scanning and turning it into a digital video.
The result is this short film, a marvelous and thorough overview of 1940s Chicago, when the Wrigley and Tribune Towers were still considered modern landmarks.
7,500 feet is higher than most helicopters can fly and even higher than approaching jet traffic to New York City flies.
Make sure you click on the images to see all of the full sized shots. Â They are amazing on so many levels. Â You can find the entire series of Laforetâ€™s website.