Monday, January 20

"The WillPower Instinct: How Self-Control Works, Why It Matters, and What You Can Do to Get More of It"

 Author and Stanford health psychologist Kelly McGonigal, PhD, talks about strategies from her new book "The WillPower Instinct: How Self-Control Works, Why It Matters, and What You Can Do to Get More of It" as part of the Authors@Google series. Topics include dieting/weight loss, health, addiction, quitting smoking, temptation, procrastination, mindfulness, stress, sleep, cravings, exercise, self-control, self-compassion, guilt, and shame. For more from Kelly
McGonigal, visit This event took
place on January 26, 2012 at Google headquarters in Mountain View, CA.


We Were Children

Warning: this film contains disturbing content and is recommended for audiences 16 years of age and older. Parental discretion, and/or watching this film within a group setting, is strongly advised. If you need counselling support, please contact Health Canada.

In this feature film, the profound impact of the Canadian government’s residential school system is conveyed through the eyes of two children who were forced to face hardships beyond their years. As young children, Lyna and Glen were taken from their homes and placed in church-run boarding schools, where they suffered years of physical, sexual and emotional abuse, the effects of which persist in their adult lives. We Were Children gives voice to a national tragedy and demonstrates the incredible resilience of the human spirit.

 “Sadly enough this still goes on today and the government lets it. Myself, my sibblings and many others are not aboriginal but we suffered the same way as is depicted here, in the name of God. This place still exists and the government of Quebec allows it even after they were dragged through the courts and shown to have ruined many of our lives. It would be nice if NFB could expose them too. They called themselves the Apostles of Infinite Love.” — kabeaudo, 1 Dec 2012
Sadly it also happens
to all who have gone through
the Family-Court-Processing-System.
Value Adding Taxes are Applied.
One Big Business it is.
Young and Old are forced into Suffering camps

Let us be Real
it is not religious institutions
That Allow this to Happen.
Who Pays the Bill?
The Government Does.
Follow the Money Trail.

Where did the money come From?

Blame God they say.
While Marxist believers Destroy...
our Family system.
"Rules and Regulations
are Rigorously Applied"

They called themselves Officers of the Court.
They do their work with words
we never ever see.
And they are not allowed to
even whisper a word
about the Evil work they do.
It is a Marxist Invention they use
Destroying, stealing, with no heart at all.
We own the Barrel
where these bad apples work.
It is we, the Population of Canada
that Allows this to Happen.
State Torture
the ultimate Abuse of Power.
It would be nice if NFB could expose them too.

I am an Old Man and have Suffered
Five years of Torture by the State of Quebec.
I  was a normal married man, for 45 years.
Then they dragged me from My home
Into a State of Homelessness.
Leaving all I saved behind.
With the little money in my pocket,
I left injured, to sleep and sleep and sleep more....
In my Car and in Winter weather.

The Injury is called Legal Abuse Syndrome.
The lawyers say it is the only law they know.
They know the ways of Corruption it seems.
The Lawyers are mean bullies.
they warned me or we will have you arrested.

I feel no Shame whatsoever
Standing on the Shoulders
of the NFB
With Our Native Brothers
Don Wesley - 80 years old  January 22, 2014.



This documentary short presents the dilemma of a teenager caught in the crossfire of adult opinions and youthful enthusiasm. Howard, just out of high school, is slated for college and a career as a chemist. But he first wants to embark on a summer-long, foot-loose tour of Canada with a school pal. This plan, however, meets with strong resistance from his socially conformist parents. The film's depiction of Howard's resultant confusion illustrates the inner conflicts that can arise in teenagers when every carefree impulse is rationalized out of existence.