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  1. Feb 2019
    1. he names of simple ideas tlie least doubtful. c8. Fr

      So, Locke is trying to establish somewhat of a hierarchy of language based in clarity. Names of simple substances are closest to the Truth of the substance. "Philosophical" words are furthest from Truth because what the concepts/things they represent are most difficult to nail down. I wonder, then, if we can translate this to exploring the human--do we have a hierarchy of understanding? Or a hierarchy of Truest representation?

    2. no-body having an authority to establish the precise signification of words,

      While Locke seems to favor the capital T Truth, he here says that nobody is the authority on it.

    3. certain and undoubted

      "Certain and undoubted" brings to mind the classical sense of logos, where it's meaning isn't logic or reasoning (as we tend to think of it now) but is more about the commonly accepted truth. It's a truth that people believe--but that doesn't make it correct. Locke undoubtedly is not intending this meaning but is instead calling for an objective Truth.

    4. nonrelativistic view of knowledge.

      Objective knowledge of Truth

    5. incomplete or inaccurate idea

      Incomplete or inaccurate according to whom? Some objective Truth?

    1. Among athousand different opinions which different menmay entenain of the same subject, there is one,and but one, that is just and true;

      Aaaand there we have it, the rejection of relativism that was also in Locke. "Come, John! There is one Truth and we must seek it out!"

    1. indb-•i' putablc truth

      The belief in capital T truth strikes again. For the Greeks, search for Truth was under the purview of the philosophers; here, it's sought by practitioners of science. Interesting parallels between scientists and philosophers.

  2. Jan 2019
    1. truth and Truth,
    2. prove

      Interesting that there's this call for "proof," some form of evidence, something tangible that we can point to. Such a desire feels very objective, as though there's some Truth this proof will point to. What would such proofs be?

  3. Sep 2018
    1. rigid schedules

      Improve practices for scheduling that take into account workers needs

    2. commute

      Assessment and implementation of protective measures for long commutes particularly those linked to long hours of work to avoid safety risks

    3. share agreement

      Adoption of mechanisms like the "Fair Share Agreement" in B.C. or similar to get funds for improving infrastructure in municipalities and regions.

    4. availability of housing

      Improve the need of affordable housing in host, hub and source communities

    5. travel

      Improve information for LDLC workers about travel; assess the existing gaps to protect workers during their work related travel and develop or improve the tools for their protection

    6. information LDLC workers

      Improve information for LDLC workers about their rights related to OH&S and WC

    7. Lack of metrics

      Develop or strengthen statistical information of new industry developments, ups and downs of existing industries.

    8. welfare support

      Implement a timely response of welfare support linked to slow-downs of industries that involve numerous workers in given communities

    9. mental health and addiction services

      Assess the prevalence and incidence of mental health issues and addictions and establish sufficient services for caring and prevention. This phenomena affect workers, their families and communities.

    10. medical care

      Improve medical care infrastructure and inter-provincial agreements to be able to cover LC-LD workers and their families in source, host and hub communities in a timely manner. the improvement of such services should be flexible enough to adapt to the ups and downs of the predominant industries.

    11. environmental impacts

      Improve environmental assessments in the planning stages of industrial and housing developments in source, host and hub communities

    12. community participation

      Establishment of bodies and paths for community participation in the development of new industrial activities and the assessments of their needs imposed by the labour market linked to the industry and its ups and downs.

    13. prior preparation

      Anticipation through planning of community needs due to new developments and ups and downs of predominant industries for example mining.

    14. transportation in Greater Toronto

      Improve urban and peri-urban transportation for LC workers particularly those with low income

    15. improving infrastructure

      Improve infrastructure in the host and hub communities according to the needs imposing by industrial developments

    16. child care

      Improve child care services for LC workers particularly those with low income

    17. Child and elder care

      Improve in a timely manner services of child and elder care according to the needs imposed by the labour market (work shifts; LD-LC work).

    18. Transportation

      Improve in a timely manner transportation services according to the needs of LDLC workers taking into account those with low income.

    19. LDLC workers and their needs

      Develop or strengthen statistics regarding LDLC workers and their needs

    20. housing, infrastructure

      Anticipation to fulfill housing needs and assessment of the ups and downs of the industry that affect the housing needs. Decisions should be taken about short, medium and long term needs.

    21. infrastructure

      Timely response for the maintenance of roads and development of new routes when needed according to the traffic needs due to industrial developments and labour market that involve drive-in drive-out mobility and heavy transit during construction phase

  4. Aug 2018
    1. Contributions to the practice and theory of teaching and learning literature, including publications in peer-reviewed and professional journals, conference publications, book chapters, textbooks and open education repositories/resources.

      P&T language supporting Open activities

  5. Nov 2017
    1. Toxoplasmosis is caused by the obligate intracellular parasite, Toxoplasma gondii. Its life cycle consists of 3 forms, including an oocyst, a tissue cyst, and an active (proliferative) form.

      See also: CDC- Toxoplasmosis

      Toxoplasmosis

      Source of Infection in humans:

      1. Eating under cooked meat of animals harboring tissue cysts
      2. Consuming food or water contaminated with cat feces or by contaminated environmental samples (such as fecal-contaminated soil or changing the litter box of a pet cat)
      3. Blood transfusion or organ transplantation
      4. Transplacentally from mother to fetus

      Sources of T. gondi infection

      Life cycle of T. gondi

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    1. Dinosaur 13 tells the story of a group of geologists, led by Peter Larson, who dug up the largest Tyrannosaurus Rex skeleton ever found.

      Saw her!

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  17. Jul 2015
    1. Could or would each of the 2.1 million registered users of Airbnb come up with about $120 per year to complete the buy-out of a $2.5 billion dollar company in 10 years? Maybe. The number of users is growing rapidly, which would reduce the buy-in cost for each user. And I, for one, would probably encourage everyone I know to buy in, if Airbnb took the revolutionary step of converting to a cooperative.
    1. And they get to the keep all the equity.

      ...to do with as they will. Being the "King" not the only option. Worker owned coop/T-Corp