Self-checkouts vs. cashiers: Which is better? (CBC Marketplace)

Published on 29 Jan 2016

We’re doing a lot of work ourselves that companies used to do for us. But while we’re doing the work, are we seeing the savings?

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The Disappearing Male ~ Biphenyl A (BPA) ~ Where Have All The BOYS Gone?


The Disappearing Male is a documentary about one of the most important and least publicized issues facing the human species: the toxic threat to the male reproductive system. The last few decades have seen steady and dramatic increases in the incidence of boys and young men suffering from genital deformities, low sperm count, sperm abnormalities and testicular cancer.
At the same time, boys are now far more at risk of suffering from ADHD, autism, Tourette’s syndrome, cerebral palsy, and dyslexia. The Disappearing Male takes a close and disturbing look at what many doctors and researchers now suspect are responsible for many of these problems: a class of common chemicals that are ubiquitous in our world. Found in everything from shampoo, sunglasses, meat and dairy products, carpet, cosmetics and baby bottles, they are called “hormone mimicking” or “endocrine disrupting” chemicals and they may be starting to damage the most basic building blocks of human development.

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The Fight For $15 an hour: Facts, Fiction And Future! Press for Truth News

Published on 18 Feb 2017

Will raising the minimum wage to $15/hour fast track a robotics led AI world? In this video Brian Thiesen of Press For Truth separates the facts from the fiction and provides his views on what the future may very well look like!

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Got a secret decoder ring? City releases heavily redacted copy of Trio termination agreement-Penticton Herald


Posted: Thursday, February 16, 2017 5:31 pm

As if to underscore the point, one of the few sections not deemed a secret in the termination agreement that would allow the City of Penticton to cut ties with Trio Marine Group comes under the heading: Confidentiality and Publicity.

The eight-page pact is an appendix to the settlement agreement the city negotiated with Trio last year to scale back the company’s controversial plan for waterslides in Skaha Lake Park in favour of a concession stand and possibly an aquatic play structure.

A copy of the termination agreement released to The Herald this week in response to a freedom of information request is heavily redacted, ostensibly to protect third-party business interests.

But the city also signed off on a separate confidentiality clause inside the termination agreement itself in which both parties agree not to disclose the terms or conditions unless required by law or by a court or government agency.

Confidentiality can also be broken in order to provide information to consultants, investors, auditors, financial advisors and other such professionals.

The only group seemingly left out is the public, observed Dermod Travis, executive director of watchdog group IntegrityBC.

“Taxpayers have a right to know the possible financial penalties that council is exposing them to. At the end of the day, it’s their money on the table,” he said.

“When the B.C government is looking at ways to proactively release contracts, Penticton shouldn’t be taking a step backward by trying to hide their decisions — and possibly taxpayers’ money – behind black, redacted boxes.”

The most heavily redacted sections of the termination agreement appear to deal with the conditions that would have to be met in order for the city to end its relationship with Trio.

It explains both parties will make “equal financial contributions” to (redacted).

And if (redacted) “then Penticton shall have a right to terminate the enhanced marina agreement and the settlement agreement.”

It goes to note the deals will be torn up “following a payment of the sum specified” in another redacted section.

That sum is listed as $200,000 in the main settlement agreement that was previously shown to the public, so it’s unclear if the termination agreement contains a different figure.

The termination agreement was signed Dec. 22 on the city’s behalf by Mayor Andrew Jakubeit and corporate officer Dana Schmidt, and by Tom Dyas and Tom Hedquist on behalf of Trio.

In a letter to The Herald accompanying the redacted termination agreement, Schmidt said she relied on a section of the Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act that requires public bodies to withhold anything that could be harmful to third-party business interests if disclosed.

New city manager Peter Weeber said in a statement he stands by Schmidt’s decision, because she applied FOIPPA correctly and it protects Trio’s and the city’s financial interests as required by law.

“In this case, there is ongoing litigation related to this project and the release of the information could harm the city’s economic interest – which includes the economic interests of the residents of Penticton,” he explained.

“I understand the optics of a redacted document but there are times when we have to withhold information to protect the integrity of an ongoing project or process. Council has been clear that all information that can be released will be released.”

Weeber, who only started Jan. 3, declined to “second guess the decisions of past managers,” but said he “will take full responsibility for this project moving forward.”

The Herald has asked the Office of the Information and Privacy Commissioner for B.C. to review the city’s decision.



Anyone that can attend this meeting should.

With all that has taken place over the last few years in Penticton and Province wide, Penticton Citizens First believe everyone should become involved in our Electoral systems. We are advised that a Provincial Election will most likely be called in the near future, for May 9, 2017, and for the City of Penticton in fall of 2018.

On Tuesday, March 14, 2017, at 6:30 PM at the Penticton Library Auditorium, Mr. Keith Archer [PhD], the Chief Electoral Officer, will be giving a presentation with a open question and answer period at the end of his presentation.

Penticton Citizens First believe, this is your opportunity to address some of the Provincial problem areas and make a difference.

Our local District Electoral Officer is Mr. David Korinetz  and can be reached at “David”

 Thank you and we will send you a reminder closer to the March 14, 2017, presentation date.

Penticton Citizens First

Obama Bailed Out Private Equity Landlords As The Middle Class Crumbled

Published on 17 Feb 2017

Josh Sigurdson talks to author and economic analyst John Sneisen about an issue regarding Obama’s past bailout of private equity landlords at the expense of the middle class. John breaks this story down and how it’s been pushed forward by big banks through state coercion while robbing the taxpayer to pay the big guys who headed deep into the housing bubble while hurting the taxpayers themselves.

#PizzaGate: Massive Child Sex Trafficking Busts Are Happening Worldwide!

Published on 16 Feb 2017 In just the last 3 weeks thousands of arrests have been made all over the globe in a concerted effort to rid the world of pedophiles and sex traffickers.

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