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Manulife blacklist of health services providers provided in PDF but all pages are images. You therefore cannot copy or search the 22 pages.

Manulife blacklist of health services providers provided in PDF but all pages are images. You therefore cannot copy or search the 22 pages.

Our insurer, Manulife, has a list of health service providers, available on PDF, that are black listed. If you use any of them Manulife will not reimburse you. These companies go back to 2015. My doctor has recommended a provider near my house, so I wanted to check if the provider was blacklisted.

Xinjian Cun, Daxing District, Beijing, China: Fire, then Expulsion of Migrant Workers

China, Beijing, Daxing, Xinjian Cun, where the government has destroyed the neighbourhood of migrant workers and evicted everyone. South Gate

China, Beijing, Daxing, Xinjian Cun, where the government has destroyed the neighbourhood of migrant workers and evicted everyone. South Gate

A large fire in a Beijing 北京市 suburb Xinjian Cun 新建村, in the Daxing District 大兴区 that killed 17 people, has prompted Beijing authorities to urgently begin investigations into illegal buildings, resulting in the destruction of a Beijing suburb called Xinjian Cun. Most of the residents there are migrant workers, have had a difficult time finding new accommodations. Their businesses and buildings have been bulldozed. The migrant workers have been told to go back to their villages. This, a forced mass expulsion of Chinese people, from a Chinese city, and in the middle of winter.

Kidde and Garrison Fire Extinguisher Recall in Canada: 2017 Nov

Yes, there is a fire extinguisher recall from Kidde and Garrison, but I found finding the list of affected models difficult to find. News agencies seem to relish reporting the news but do not provide the necessary links to look up your model.

US Government Kidde Recall notice: Includes something about “in ocnjunction with Canada”

Canadian government Recall notice for Kidde and Garrison fire extinguishers. Of course the health Canada site, referenced by most news agencies, has nothing about the recall, so this is a dead end.

Chinese Tattoo Art: Joey Pang, Hong Kong

Hong Kong tattoo artist Joey Pang has a Chinese style similar to Chinese painting. Her work is very lovely. Complete with red chop. Ben ma 奔马

Hong Kong tattoo artist Joey Pang has a Chinese style similar to Chinese painting. Her work is very lovely. Complete with red chop. Ben ma 奔马

I am not really into tattoos, but these images are striking. Tattooing has a history in Japan, with their koi and large tsunami waves, but I never thought I would see Chinese shan shui art in tattoo form.

This SCMP article says she ran off with people’s money and currently lives in China, because she experienced a lot of stress from her work.

Restored Leather Highback Chair

Leather highback chair needed two leather patches on the seat. After the repair was completed and new metal gliders added. Photo 1 by Don Tai

Leather highback chair needed two leather patches on the seat. After the repair was completed and new metal gliders added. Photo 1 by Don Tai

This leather chair was cast aside, but it beaconed me to come closer. It took little time to determine that it was leather covered and in need of a major repair. Once done, however, the chair was returned to service, and comfortable it is.

Glaringly obvious was the huge gash 6.5″/17cm gash in the seat, as well as a smaller 1″/3cm cut, also in the seat. After I determined that the backing material was actually the very reassuringly natural matte fibers of real leather, I knew the repair could be done.

Witnessed Car-Bicycle Crash, 2017 Oct 20, Toronto, Canada

Car bicycle crash in Scarborough, Toronto, Canada 2017 Oct 20 11:40am. The driver of the minivan did stop at the red light but did not look for pedestrians or cyclists, and hit an old Chinese lady on a bicycle.

Car bicycle crash in Scarborough, Toronto, Canada 2017 Oct 20 11:40am. The driver of the minivan did stop at the red light but did not look for pedestrians or cyclists, and hit an old Chinese lady on a bicycle.

Today was not a good day for the old lady cyclist in front of me. She trusted that the right-turning driver of the minivan would wait for her to cross, and he hit her, 2017 Oct 20, 11:40am, Scarborough, Toronto, Ontario, Canada. While it might have been unintentional, thankfully the crash was very low speed, the car driver stopped, and no one was hurt. While I believe the car driver was at fault, we all need to pay much more attention, especially when vehicles are concerned. That old lady could have been a mother and baby in stroller.

Shielded metal arc welding SMAW Stick Welding: My Ugly but Strong Welds

SMAW Stick welding repair of a metal chair. Thin slats of metal welding to tubular side rail. The slats are very thin. I blew through the metal, so had to use a washer to make up the difference. Photo 2 by Don Tai

SMAW Stick welding repair of a metal chair. Thin slats of metal welding to tubular side rail. The slats are very thin. I blew through the metal, so had to use a washer to make up the difference. Photo 2 by Don Tai

Enjoy I do, wood working. Usually not loud, it can be very relaxing and most times, not dangerous. Touching wood is warm and natural to work with. Metal is the exact opposite. metal is cold but very strong. When you heat it up it can badly burn you. There are sparks that fly when you grind it, which can start a fire. And in a whole ‘nother world, there is welding. I do shielded metal arc welding, or SMAW, or stick welding. I am a terrible welder but I do get the job done.

China Shames Debtors in Innovative Ways

Here in Canada when someone asks a financial institution for a loan we have companies such as Equifax to check credit worthiness. We also have laws that govern if you default, what happens. In China, government involvement seems to have no bounds.

Small and large companies can go bankrupt if they do not pay back money owed. We have bail bondsmen that will repossess cars, boats and other movable objects.

Does a Country Have a Right to Kill its Citizens?

I am Canadian, so cannot help but be sympathetic to a Canadian viewpoint. This sympathy unconsciously biases my views and I do not apologize for this as it is normal. When I ask if a country has the right to kill its own citizens, I am specifically asking whether it is morally right for China or Russia to discipline and kill its own citizens.

In the Western context, which I am from, there have been recent cases where citizens have gone abroad to join foreign armies and have vowed to return home and kill their own citizens. In these cases the US and Britain have allowed their forces to kill their own citizens, citing self-defence and national security

National Post uses Deceiptful Ads in their News Articles

I really do not mind advertising, provided they are clearly marked as advertising. In this case National Post created a news article that is indistinguishable from their other news articles, except at the end of the article I found out that it was an advertisement. I was deceived by the National Post’s native advertising, 2

National Post deceptive advertising in their Driving section, 2017 Sept 30, photo 1

National Post deceptive advertising in their Driving section, 2017 Sept 30, photo 1

National Post deceptive advertising in their Driving section, 2017 Sept 30, photo 2

National Post deceptive advertising in their Driving section, 2017 Sept 30, photo 2

National Post deceptive advertising in their Driving section, 2017 Sept 30, photo 3

National Post deceptive advertising in their Driving section, 2017 Sept 30, photo 3