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TED – Larry Brilliant Wants to Stop Pandemics

May 16, 2009 admin 0

Accepting the 2006 TED Prize, Dr. Larry Brilliant talks about how smallpox was eradicated from the planet, and calls for a new global system that can identify and contain pandemics before they spread.

Larry Brilliant discusses the eradication of smallpox and protection from pandemic. His slogan of “Early Detection, Early Response ” is inspiring. You will also learn about GPHIN (Global Public Health Intelligence Network) located, not surprisingly, in Ottawa.


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Tamil Protest in Toronto

May 12, 2009 admin 0

On Sunday, May 10th, Sri Lankans upset about the terrible tragedy happening in their homeland – UN Condemns ‘bloodbath’ – held a rally which spilled over onto the Gardiner Expressway, a major downtown traffic artery.

In most cases, I admire those who get out and protest. I have spent my own time protesting for Israel and other causes. So I wondered why the activities on Sunday so disturbed me.


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Pundits, experts, partisans and blowhards

May 8, 2009 admin 0

So Dr. Dhalla had issues with some employees. Who cares?

So Bill Clinton got a hummer and did not want to admit it to the world. He was a president, not a priest.

So Sarah Palin lied about the bridge to nowhere and other things. We have forced politicians to lie because anything, truth or not, could be spun into a crisis.