Leni Spooner

1,502 Flips | 5 Magazines | 29 Likes | 16 Followers | @LeniSpooner | Multigenerational Caregiver & Advocacy Volunteer. Background in Marketing & Federal Government. Activist and Lifelong Learning Proponent. Techie-Geek since 1992. Biases are my own.

Is this Trump’s worst-ever Twitter move? Threatening Congress could become an epic disaster

In a new tweet-burst, Trump threatens to cut off health care for Congress and staffers. Let’s see how that works!<p>President Donald Trump declared war on Congress this past weekend: both parties and both chambers, and including modestly paid Capitol Hill staffers. Not only that, he threatened to …

This is the extent of the demographic digital divide

The growth of the internet is one of the defining characteristics of the modern age. But despite the rapid rise in the number of people online, there …

The Last Touchpoint: The Future Of The Web

As Imagined By Google (According To I/O)<p><b>The internet as we know it today is changing. Google’s new emphasize on intelligent, conversational</b> …

Artificial Intelligence

Google Home: A Device for Our Post-Device Future

Last month, Google C.E.O. Sundar Pichai made a bold statement in a letter to shareholders. After describing the evolution of computers since the nineties, from hulking desktop machines to petite portable devices, he wrote, “Looking to the future, the next big step will be for the very concept of …

Innovation Is Not Enough. Consider an Alternative Disruption Path | Inc.com

Michael Docherty defines <i>Collective Disruption</i> as "harnessing the power of two seemingly disparate groups and aligning the best of both worlds at each stage of the value creation process."<p>Those two "seemingly disparate groups" are (1) startups and (2) large corporations. The brilliant insight that …

Innovation

Duffy alleges Tories used robocalls to mislead Vancouver Island voters

Sen. Mike Duffy has introduced a new plotline into his story about his life with the Conservatives, alleging that party operatives deliberately misdirected voters in a Vancouver Island riding in 2008.<p>Duffy testified Thursday about a trip he took to British Columbia in September 2009, at the request …

Top U.S. Psychiatrists Confirm Trump’s Narcissistic Personality Disorder, ‘Textbook Case’

A striking number of leading mental health experts are concerned enough about the possibility of a Trump presidency that they’re willing to speak …

Pierre Trudeau's desk retrieved from storage for his son to use

Canada's new prime minister has made a lot of changes in his first month in office, but CBC News has learned Justin Trudeau has also brought a bit of …

The Christian Terrorist Movement No One Wants To Talk About

Last Friday, Larry McQuilliams was shot and killed by police after unleashing a campaign of violence in Austin, Texas, firing more than 100 rounds in …

The global slump and the monetary taboo

Seven years after the great financial crisis of 2008, the world economy remains at high risk of a new slump despite continued ultra low interest …

The Most Dangerous Republican Presidential Candidate Isn't Donald Trump or Ben Carson

In today’s political environment, presidential elections are excruciating marathons that can, at times, be absolutely mind-numbing. However, as Bill …

Turns out people get angry when you say white Americans are terrorists, too

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Trudeau era to start with sweeping parliamentary reforms, empowerment of MPs

OTTAWA — The Justin Trudeau era begins in earnest Friday with all the pomp of a traditional speech from the throne.<p>But thereafter, the new Liberal …

CLIMATE: Bill Gates preps biggest clean energy fund 'in history'

Added a former government official with knowledge of the deal, "This is the beginning of a broader effort to demonstrate that clean technology …

2015 National Opinion Poll: Canadian Views on the Trans-Pacific Partnership

For more than 10 years, the Asia Pacific Foundation of Canada's National Opinion Poll has examined Canadian opinion and attitudes towards Canada's …

OpenMedia and the TPP: taking the fight to D.C.

Last week, OpenMedia joined a huge coalition of groups protesting the TPP in Washington, DC.The call to action, issued by FlushTheTPP brought …

Bill Gates unveils the mother of all clean energy funds

Bill Gates is staging a major climate intervention next week when he is expected to announce the world's largest clean energy research and …

The Queen And Justin Trudeau Just Flirted On Twitter

"Thank you, Mr Prime Minister of Canada, for making me feel so old!" the Queen joked at the Commonwealth Heads of Government dinner in Malta.<p>During his speech, newly elected Trudeau pointed out that he was the 12th Canadian prime minister to serve during Queen Elizabeth's 63 year reign over Great …

This Is the Drug That Is Fueling the Syrian Civil War

<b>(</b><b>ANTIMEDIA</b><b>)</b> <i>United Kingdom —</i> Dubbed the <i>“jihadist’s drug,”</i> Captagon is rapidly flooding the Middle East and is said to be fueling the bloody conflict …

Trudeau's boldness test: The TPP

<i>rabble is expanding our Parliamentary Bureau and we need your help! Support us on Patreon today!</i><p>Justin Trudeau has proven to be much more bold in his …

Trade deals and the neoliberal underpinnings of xenophobia

<i>rabble is expanding our Parliamentary Bureau and we need your help! Support us on Patreon today!</i><p>Many of us have been dismayed -- nay, depressed -- by …

The Global Economy Is A Ponzi Scheme: Black Friday, The Pope And The Paris Climate Talks

Black Friday has become an orgiastic celebration of unbridled consumerism.<p>Last year, the Pope warned world leaders that “unbridled consumerism” was …

America's bipartisan illiberalism

There is nothing inevitable about liberalism.<p>Our form of government and political culture demand that individuals tolerate disagreements about the …

U.K. arrests 4 KPMG executives on tax evasion charges

Four senior executives from the Belfast office of international accountancy firm KPMG have been arrested on tax evasion charges.<p>KPMG acknowledged in …

Why the media is duty-bound to call Donald Trump a racist

It was easy to label the Missouri murder of Craig Anderson "racist," as <i>BuzzFeed</i> did in its excellent accounting of the modern-day lynching. In 2011, …