By: Robert James Studer
From: Survival Central
Spring has sprung, and now is the time to start (if you haven’t already), thinking about getting ready for the 2015 camping season.
Here are 5 things to do now to prepare for the upcoming prime time camping season so you and your family can sit back and enjoy the summer.
- Make Your Reservations Now!
Campground spots fill up quickly. Don’t wait until the last minute to book your campsite or lodging – whether it’s a cabin, cottage, or lodge. To find a campground in the area(s) you’re looking to visit, All Campgrounds of Canada, has one of the most comprehensive list of camp sites on the web. Continue reading
From: The Daily Mail
- The best-selling children’s book tells the story of an elf reporting back to Santa each night on a child’s behavior
- Professor Laura Pinto believes that the idea ‘sets up children for dangerous, uncritical acceptance of power structures’
- ‘You’re teaching (kids) a bigger lesson, which is that it’s OK for other people to spy on you and you’re not entitled to privacy,’ she said
- It has sold over 6 million copies since 2005 and became a float in the Macy’s Thanksgiving parade for the first time in 2013
Best-selling children’s book The Elf On The Shelf is a disturbing cultural phenomenon which instills in young children the idea that a surveillance state is perfectly acceptable, claims a university professor.
Laura Pinto, a digital technology professor at the University of Ontario Institute of Technology, has published a paper in which she argues that the elf has a very sinister undertow. Continue reading
Gun Control: To some, concern over a U.N. Arms Trade Treaty set to take effect Dec. 24 is much ado about nothing. But a president unconstrained by Congress or the Constitution may try to impose severe limits on gun rights.
All treaties must be ratified by two-thirds of the Senate, and that’s not about to happen in the case of the unratified Arms Trade Treaty (ATT), particularly after the 2014 election that gave the GOP Senate control.
The same, of course, could have been said about the Kyoto Protocol and other climate change deals that mandate that governments tie their economies in knots to meet arbitrary emission goals to save the planet. The Senate has not and won’t ratify any of those either. Continue reading