Microwaste, Big Problem

I phoned Johnson & Johnson about why they continue to sell products with microbeads after Parliament started to vote last year toward creating a law to ban their sale.

“Consumers have until March 10 to make their views known, as Environment Canada works out a timetable for eliminating the environmental pollutant.”

The customer care rep had no specific information, and hadn’t heard about the forthcoming ban on microbeads the Conservatives started to pursue the day before the election call last year. I said it was in the country’s biggest newspaper yesterday. He indicated that once they are banned, naturally sale of them would cease and they wouldn’t try to include them, or hold out. I asked he check with his supervisors if efforts are being made to remove the unsafe beads from their products immediately now that we know they are an unsafe product. He’s going to check, and have someone email me back.

You can call them too to register your concern at 1-800-361-8068

They Voted For Heads On Pikes

Killing people, even vilified monsters like ISIS militants, exacts a harsh toll on normally healthy people in the military.

Conservatives in America are even more deranged than the Canadian variety, I’d reckon, based on what I’ve encountered online anyway.

Meteorite Suspected of Killing Man

John Klein - Regina

A very rare death type is suspected in India. It’s been nearly 200 years since someone has been confirmed killed by a meteorite strike, even after the massive meteor blew up over Chelyabinsk a few years ago.

We have a pretty good understanding of where 95 percent of the near-Earth asteroids (one km in diameter and up) actually are, says Abell. But, he says, surveys of near-Earth objects of 100 meters or less are not even one percent complete.

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Assange Illegally Detained by UK Police

The London police force has wasted millions of pounds on detaining Assange inside the Ecuadorian embassy for years.

Conservatives Failed to Protect Privacy

The Liberals record? Not much better.

“I can’t answer the question about the former government, what their reasons were,” said Sajjan, also noting he does not believe any of the metadata inadvertently shared could have ended up in the hands of any countries beyond the Five Eyes.