Interrobang magazine // Notes

“This is the Final Report in an inquiry on disinformation that has spanned over 18 months, covering individuals’ rights over their privacy, how their political choices might be affected and influenced by online information, and interference in political elections both in this country and across the world—carried out by malign forces intent on causing disruption and confusion…”

UK Parliament report on misinformation

Look at these awesome contrarians.

Climate Justice Edmonton is a collective committed to social, environmental and climate justice. We seek to empower individuals and communities to take action on climate change, support Indigenous resistance, and challenge harmful corporate and political practices.

People walk down the sidewalk with baloons and a sign: Albertans against Kinder Morgan.

This art project is especially cool:

People on the Path is a collaborative art installation that has been created in resistance to continued fossil fuel expansion and instead presents a hopeful vision for the sustainable, justice based future that we want to see.

Source: Climate Justice Edmonton

Libraries and museums are necessarily political. Where there is a library there is a memory hole. Where there is an archive, there is a frame. Where there are memory institutions, there are choices. And something is excluded. But who chooses?


“If you are neutral in situations of injustice, you have chosen the side of the oppressor. If an elephant has its foot on the tail of a mouse and you say that you are neutral, the mouse will …

Source: Your neutral is not our neutral – Archival Decolonist [-o-]

Two adults and a kid, the kid is wearing a blue shirt and swim goggles.

“Gender is a fluid thing,” says Ashlee. She identifies as queer, and has long been aware of how gender can inform negative stereotypes. Now, she and her partner Froilan (who goes by “Flowers”) are following Nova’s cues, giving Nova room to evolve as they get older. “I’m hesitant to put my child in a box and say, ‘This is a non-binary person and that’s who they’re always going to be,’ because I don’t know,” says Ashlee. “Right now, I’m happy to respect their growth and development and will continue to follow their lead.”

Jane Wardprofessor of gender and sexuality studies at University of California, Riverside,  … believes this parenting approach could also help prevent sexual violence as children grow into adults. “We know that a foundational piece of rape culture is that boys are not raised to empathize with girls or to put themselves in girls and women’s shoes,”

Source: Parents who refuse to call their newborns “girls” or “boys” are leading the gender revolution

The same strain of piscine orthoreovirus (PRV-1) that is known to cause Heart and Skeletal Muscular Inflammation (HSMI) in farmed Atlantic salmon — discovered in B.C. salmon farms by the same SSHI research team in 2016 — is now being associated with a disease called jaundice/anemia in Chinook salmon.

Source: Farmed Atlantic Salmon Virus Linked to Disease in Chinook | The Tyee

More impetus to quarantine fish farms, means moving them to land

Gotta read this…

The study serves as a definitive guide to Canada’s current energy realities and their implications for a sustainable future. It takes a detailed look at Canadian energy consumption, renewable and non-renewable energy supply, the state of Canada’s resources and revenues, and what it all means for emissions-reduction planning.

Source: Canada’s Energy Outlook | Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives

Plus: “Women over 65 years write very rude things on the internet.”

Source: People who are delusional, dogmatic, or religious fundamentalists are more likely to believe fake news » Nieman Journalism Lab

People prone to psychosis are also more likely to believe fake news. Is there a certain kind of person who is more likely to believe fake news? Yes: “Belief in fake news was associated with increased endorsement of delusion-like ideation,” according to a working paper from Yale’s Michael Bronstein, Gordon Pennycook, Adam Bear, Tyrone Cannon, and David Rand, presented at the recent Schizophrenia International Research Conference.

So, I understand why our various governments treat these shenanigans seriously, they have a political agenda that is pro-Israel. But, the press should be different. Cartoonish propaganda should be given the cartoon treatment. This is not what I saw. The “Iran Lied” slide made front pages. Also, hilarious that a government that lies constantly about having hundreds of nuclear bombs is taken seriously for accusing one of perhaps having lied about its intentions 10 years back…

Benjamin Netanyahu’s amateurish PowerPoint presentation in Tel Aviv this week – “Iran lied” flashed up behind him in huge letters – was in fairness a great improvement on the cartoonish diagram of an atomic bomb the Israeli prime minister held up at the UN general assembly in September 2012. But it served much the same purpose: to show that Iran can’t be trusted, and is poised to unleash nuclear havoc across the region

Source: If Trump destroys the nuclear deal, Iran will fall to its hardliners | Saeed Kamali Dehghan | Opinion | The Guardian

To justify Site C, BC Hydro pretended that alternatives to new hydro power were expensive and unreliable.In fact, cheap electricity created by wind and solar frightens the utility. It’s one thing for consumers to buy zero power from the grid but it is something else if those customers are regularly selling electricity to BC Hydro.

Source: Death knell for net metering – In-Sights

Oh BC Hydro, the whole point of having a not-for-profit utility is to improve energy efficiency and advocate for your user-base, not maximize energy production and revenue…

Hmm, we need threads or comments, on this microblog.

Also, we need to figure out how to test this with Press This.

Also, if multiple people edit a single note, maybe other authors could show up in the footer.

Would you eat land-farmed salmon if it resulted in better protection of wild salmon stocks and the banning of open net farms in BC? Would it change your mind if that land-farmed salmon was bio-engineered?

The company has said its fish are sterile and are currently only being raised in landlocked tanks. Those sold in recent months in Canada are thought to have been bred in tanks in Panama, but the company is currently laying the groundwork to expand its operations to Prince Edward Island on Canada’s east coast.

GM salmon hits shelves (article from 2017)


Okay, I’m still working on the display, but I think I’ve managed to implement all the essential components. We are now officially microblogging. What this means in practical terms is that we don’t have to:

  • think of titles
  • find a feature image
  • think about the category or tags (there are still optional microtopics which function like tags)
  • write an excerpt

So the threshold for publishing is much lower. Notes are notes. They’re random half formed thoughts. They’re public.

And they have their own RSS. I think. I will confirm this asap.