This Week in Terror: Bibeau Vid, RCMP Has Concerns & Social Media Snafu

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It seems like everyday now there’s some news item about violent extremism either here or abroad, and that last couple of days have been no exception. As the government releases the video made by the Parliament Hill shooter before the fateful day, the RCMP confronts the limits of managing its share of the War on Terror, while the politics of Bill C-51 seem to have affected its creator in an unlikely way. Continue reading “This Week in Terror: Bibeau Vid, RCMP Has Concerns & Social Media Snafu”

Open Sources Show Notes for Thursday March 5, 2015

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In this week’s edition of Open Sources Guelph, we’ll be covering a wide-range of topics, as per usual. What happens when an Israeli politician talks to the U.S. Congress without permission from the White House? What happens when the government says the internet’s for everyone? What happens when everyone agrees there’s a problem and are no closer to a solution? And what happens when almost no one wants to host the world? Those are some of the questions, and we will attempt to find some answers. Continue reading “Open Sources Show Notes for Thursday March 5, 2015”

A Tale of Two Mayors (in Comedies)

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Last night on The Hour Has 22 Minutes, correspondent Mark Critch came to Toronto to catch up with Mayor John Tory and indulge a pleasant day of tobogganing. (Tobogganing not being banned in Toronto as it is in other Ontario municipalities, I refer you to the previous discussion we had about it on the show.) While the entire affair was funny and enjoyable, it did get me thinking (remembering really) of the last time 22 Minutes came to Toronto to talk to the Mayor…. Continue reading “A Tale of Two Mayors (in Comedies)”

Secret of the Toronto Tunnel Solved

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Mystery solved! If only crop circles were that easy. After making an international media splash last week, the curious case of the Toronto tunnel was resolved this morning when Toronto Police announced that two unidentified men had come forward claiming responsibility for creating the 10-metre long construct for “personal reasons.” Too long; didn’t read – they were building a man-cave Continue reading “Secret of the Toronto Tunnel Solved”

From SpannerBook: Scotty Hertz and the Tunnel of Secrets

It’s probably due to the ancient coding buried deep within our makeup that stories of secret tunnels and hidden chambers continue to thrill. Two thousand years ago, loads of humans on the planet lived short rough lives in houses that would qualify as earth bunkers. Ever wonder why some people call their living quarters “digs”?

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(An iron age hut in the UK. Not much iron to speak of but it was home)

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