Day: September 11, 2011

Twitter Weekly Updates for 2011-09-11

  • What Strategy? Obama's decision on smog rule offers hints on environmental strategy. http://t.co/KIaV89e #
  • The Globe and Mail concern trolls the #NDP on solidarity. It's a democracy, dear paper, opinions can differ! http://j.mp/rllDqt #cdnpoli #
  • Can Obama Escape the Alberta Tar Pit? By @revkin on #noKxl #tarsands #oilsands http://t.co/kxaV8xP #
  • My oatmeal is missing some sriracha, but soy sauce, pecans and ground black pepper are yummy too #
  • About time. India Arrests G. Janardhana Reddy, Mining Baron for illegal #mining http://j.mp/qgL5xw #
  • In a post-parking meter Victoria, cyclists left looking for a spot #yyj #yyjbike http://t.co/rOPKDvd #
  • Why Belgium is doing better than France: No government = no 'austerity' LRBhttp://j.mp/nMUAJo #
  • Read and weep. Goodbye to All That: Reflections of a GOP Operative Who Left the Cult http://j.mp/nAv2bf #
  • RT @desmogblog: Why Questionable "Science" Gets Published, Pounced On in the Media, Retracted…Rinse and Repeat http://t.co/lVxDKaE #
  • RT @dgardner: "The elites on both sides of the Atlantic have messed up catastrophically." http://t.co/zGLwNX7 Says @NYTimeskrugman #
  • RT @lacouvee: Speak up for Victoria Charities & Non-Profits. Thurs Sept 8th 8:30am-12:30 pm. Review of gaming cuts. http://ow.ly/6k2U6 #yyj #
  • RT @dave_eby: RT @ianmulgrew: Police conduct aided serial killer Willie Pickton – they must be held responsible http://ow.ly/6mNvR #bcpoli #
  • RT @danpollock: Sept 23 is @BiketoWorkVic's "Bike to Work Day": 7:30-9:30am at #UVic 3:30-5:30pm @DocksideGreen http://j.mp/oowBYJ #yyjbike #
  • RT @harjap: Take from poor, give to the rich, call it ‘development’ – Arundhati Roy on corruption, media & insurrection: http://t.co/QORDKyI #
  • RT @triadonaldson: Still room on buses to head out to the Juan de Fuca public meeting! Join us at 3 at Centennial Square to help #savejdf #
  • RT @libbydavies: Please check out my article: "What's next for the #NDP ?" on @Rabbleca http://t.co/l15TzJG #cdnpoli #
  • Underpant gnomes FTW! RT @pourmecoffee: Romney jobs plan: 1. Eliminate taxes, regulations on corporations and wealthy. 2. ??? 3. Jobs! #
  • Arnie campbell of shirley and otter point opens up the #savejdf hearing by opposing the development. 47 of 50 in district opposed. #
  • Fire marshalls closing the room. Up to capacity, but a few seats still available. #savejdf #
  • Walter jones of the pacheedaht nation reminds the #savejdf hearing of the fact that there is no treaty, its disputed land #
  • RT @triadonaldson: Ender Ilkay just slipped in the back of the room. No seat available for him either! #yyj #
  • Speaker after speaker reminds #savejdf committee members to "uphold people's will", "come to their senses" #
  • First supporter, Says this development "is the best we can do". Really? We can do better. #savejdf #
  • Awesome! RT @TrendsVictoria: #savejdf is now trending in #Victoria http://t.co/9TfdsW0 #
  • Also follow @triadonaldson @jcoccola and the #savejdf tag to keep up with puhlic hearing against sprawl vacation homes in the jdf. #
  • .@sarah_sierraBC is also livetweeting #savejdf hearing. #
  • Gordon O' Connor of @Dogwood says this #saveJDF zoning decision is only the tip of the zoning iceberg, speculators are waiting. #
  • RT @jcoccola: #savejdf "94% of people in jdf region who were surveyed against the development" says gordon of @dogwoodbc #
  • More quotes "luxury development doesn't belong on the juan de fuca trail" #savejdf #
  • Mehdi najari says this is a crd issue, let the whole CRD have a say. Reminds us of how the forest lands were privatised. #savejdf #
  • Mehdi najari with a classic barnburner #savejdf reminds us of the idiocy of the crd suing itself, talking about endemic corruption. #
  • .@sarah_sierraBC of the sierra club reminds us very cogently that this jdf sprawl development violates the regional growth strategy #savejdf #
  • this phone just isn't up to livetweeting a #savejdf puhlic meeting marathon 🙂 #
  • Next speaker asks "what happens if this development fails"? Developer's track record? #savejdf #
  • Ha!! "The pda (proposed development agreement) is a crock " john's choice quotes from the #savejdf hearing. Lots more, passionate speeches #
  • RT @triadonaldson: Report on the Juan de Fuca public mtg from @timescolonist http://t.co/hnVgyB2 #savejdf #yyj #
  • Ouch! RT @jcoccola: #savejdf big line of people still trying to get inside. At least this room has fire protection. #yyj #
  • This regional district is in a Hell of a hole! Says the next speaker:-) he's a storyteller, talks about mt. Benson in nanaimo #savejdf #
  • Thank @dogwoodbc @sarah_sierraBC @wildernews @blunt1 and others for organising bus pool, car Poole, and feast 🙂 #savejdf #
  • Saul Arbess challenges the legitimacy of land use committee A to make the decision on the #savejdf bylaws! #
  • Saul says, full Board needs to decide, not land use committee A #savejdf #
  • .@Integreen overflow crowd here, very passionate, informed and uniformly against the rezoning #savejdf #
  • RT @triadonaldson: Crowd outside holding up I heart Juan de Fuca signs! #savejdf #yyj #bcpoli http://t.co/w29Mjx0 #
  • Raging grannies brings up the ghost of emily Carr. Go Freda and the rest! #savejdf #
  • RT @triadonaldson: Raging Grannies take the mic at the Juan de Fuca public meeting, bringing the colour and song! #yyj http://t.co/zssrePK #
  • .@rabbleca also follow the #savejdf tag for the juan de fuca hearing #
  • Freda Knott representing @cocvic talks about developing in port Renfrew instead #savejdf #
  • The outpouring of opposition against the rezoning and sprawl on the juan de fuca trail is quite amazing. #savejdf #
  • Vicky husband of the jordan river steering committee once again reminds us or the "clearly not consistent with rgs" leyal opinion. #savejdf #
  • Sorry for typos 🙂 phone cant read my mind… #savejdf #
  • People who went out during the bathroom break not let back in. Overwhelming show of opposition has "broken" the public hearing #savejdf #
  • "Supernatural BC" not if this development on the juan de fuca happens, says next speaker judith #savejdf #
  • Wish all the passion in this room could power this phone. #savejdf #
  • Next speaker to elected officials of the land use committee A "Do your job" – thundering applause ensues #savejdf #
  • Stacey jones and Bill jones of the pacheedaht reminds us of our treaty obligations -#savejdf #
  • Okay, phone officially read. Follow #savejdf for more. Many Many more speakers to come! #
  • Foes of resort proposal dominate public hearing into development near Juan de Fuca trail #savejdf http://t.co/fadUD4B #
  • Wow, what an incredibly beautiful day, picked a good one to put the bike on the @bc_transit bus, biking back home will be fun. #yyj #
  • Damn RT @alferraby: Another cyclist struck on Bay Street between Fernwood and Shelbourne this hour.Emergency crews are on scene #yyjbike #
  • Bay Street not fun to bike on. Cars are fast, lots of turns, lots of lights, bike lanes start and stop… #yyjbike #
  • Wow, and another #yyjbike accident on Blanshard and Tolmie, be safe people. Morning sun was super bright, and low, patchy fog? #
  • He is wrong, and this is fear mongering. Harper says 'Islamicism' biggest threat to Canada #cdnpoli http://j.mp/ngzcwX #
  • Desmond Tutu, the Dalai Lama, and other Nobel peace price winners ask fellow winner Obama to reject #KeystoneXL http://j.mp/qD5UMt #
  • Of course, Nobel price winner and Obama's energy secretary Steven Chu is for #KeystoneXL #
  • What incredibly stupid framing by CBC. Does Canada feel safer after 9/11? http://j.mp/pIhrO4 #cdnpoli #
  • US Chamber of Commerce astroturf group to promote #KeystoneXL pipeline – url is fuelingus (Ha ha!) http://t.co/TR6XM8H #
  • I need a new phone, start meeting fully charged, #FAIL 3 hrs RT @jcoccola: Phone charger! way more prepared for day 2 of #savejdf meeting #
  • Ah, the "view from nowhere" useless article. Harper’s ‘Islamicism’ quip draws heavy opposition fire http://j.mp/mRmxxV #
  • "A bid for trust that advertises the viewlessness of the news producer" @jayrosen_nyu on the "View from Nowhere" http://j.mp/niJ2W0 #
  • The appropriate response to Harper's Islamicism "Quip" (really??): "Is it true, here's what we found", not "opposition condemns it". #
  • RT @drgrist: Here’s what happens to EPA whistleblowers (hint: it isn’t pretty) http://t.co/T1Uhgua #
  • .@billmckibben on what comes next for the #TarSands Action #keystoneXL #noKXL #oilsands #cdnpoli http://j.mp/pSvxFf #
  • So, #KeystoneXL not relevant to flow of #oilsands oil to US says US State Dept. http://j.mp/mZ32Ru #tarsands #cdnpoli #
  • Sad. RT @wicary: Despite PMO denial, emails cite ‘directive’ to re-brand government as Harper Government http://t.co/emaVXJz #cdnpoli #
  • Commute rest stop on pat bay 🙂 #yyj #privileged http://t.co/ihbGSFY #
  • Follow #savejdf @sarah_sierraBC @triadonaldson @jcocola for 2nd day of Juan de Fuca sprawl resort hearings #yyj #
  • Follow #savejdf @sarah_sierraBC @triadonaldson @jcoccola for 2nd day of Juan de Fuca sprawl resort hearings #yyj (corrected) #
  • Apparently, Ender Ilkay is a virtuous developer trying to preserve his land from ruin by building a sprawl resort on it? #saveJDF #
  • Indeed. RT @triadonaldson: 'If this was a democratic process, it wouldn't have gotten this far," says @blunt1 #savejdf #
  • Wow! RT @jcoccola: #savejdf It's official, there will be another meeting tomorrow at 5pm. Come join us and make you voice heard! #yyj #
  • Morning book choices: Happiness? or Blindness? #
  • #yyj drivers please take appropriate anti-glare precautions.Two cyclists hurt in separate collisions http://j.mp/odMXYV #yyjbike #
  • Switching from coal to natural gas would do little for global #climate Study http://j.mp/nkGM4n Dep. on modelling assumptions. #
  • Hilarious! Subprime Mortgage Bonds Getting AAA Rating S&P Denies to U.S. Treasuries – Bloomberg http://j.mp/mY1Dsz #
  • I wish bloggers would go back to debating issues on their blogs instead of on twitter, which is a difficult place to follow discussion. #
  • RT @drgrist: @andrew_leach @alannogee Skip Laitner puts it this way: productivity is recipe of labor, capital & energy. Can change ratio. #
  • RT @alexsteffen: The disturbing reality for US sustainability work: need to ruggedize both for climate chaos + catastrophic civic failure. #
  • Thanks! Why not public stores too? RT @cqwww: My first google maps app, all of the BC private liquor stores http://t.co/XfxwcYk #yyj yvr#bc #
  • .@TheEconomist thinks that #indigenous opposition to BC resource projects that would destroy their land is nimbyism http://t.co/YPPgNgX #
  • Sounds good, though, and is also a good band name. RT @mattyglesias: "Regulatory uncertainty" is nonsense on stilts: http://t.co/6ovxTEh #
  • RT @andrew_leach: This email thread, by @Revkin, is a great discussion on #KeystoneXL http://t.co/NFsSGSz #nree #oilsands #tarsands #
  • About time this discriminatory practice ended. Canada weighs lifting blood donor ban for gay men http://j.mp/o8YRS1 #
  • People power! Juan de Fuca resort decision delayed http://j.mp/q4waCs #saveJDF #yyj #
  • Researchers predict extreme summertime temperatures to become a regular occurrence http://j.mp/nnywz9 #climate #
  • RT @ghoberg: British Columbians Call for Climate Action – A youth-organized petition – LIke this page on http://t.co/E3T5dqg #
  • RT @pembina: #Enviro Minister says he cld close loophole giving #MaximPower #coal plant 45yr licence 2 pollute http://t.co/1yLdP6L #cdnpoli #
  • RT @wicary: The world after 9/11: @NaomiAKlein prevails again, Gerry Caplan says. http://t.co/xWigrql #cdnpoli #
  • Apparently, there was a tremor in #yyj Damn, I can never feel them. #
  • RT @MF_EQ: #Earthquake Time:2011-09-09 19:41:30 UTC Region:Vancouver Island, Canada region (49.508,-127.009) Magnitude:6.7 Depth:2.0 #yyj #
  • RT @brodiedavid: How come everytime there is a minor earthquake in Canada, NRC's website http://t.co/l9l5SRa goes down?? #
  • Love letters from parl.gc.ca account… RT @wicary: The #CPC MP, the Chinese reporter and the amorous emails. http://t.co/FMknflM #cdnpoli #
  • RT @paulwillcocks: If Juan de Fuca trl resort apparently doomed, how abt province buying for Gordon Campbell Provincial Park? #yyj #saveJDF #
  • Bred for Dutch Independence:) Carrots are orange for an entirely political reason http://t.co/kxaV8xP #
  • .@Daveh2120 I would like the JDF lands to revert back to public stewardship, where they were before they were irrregularly "privatized" #
  • .@hootsuite Any problems with the facebook api? Can't post to facebook from the web? Keep getting error message "error occurred with FB API" #

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