Apr25,2012

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Agenda[edit]

  • Preemption/Homesteading
  • City lumped us in as getting the free tax break, with no mention we're zoned commercial as they refuse to zone any park space in the city, in which case this wouldn't be an issue.
  • ASC VII
  • Biospace launched today
  • MLA disclosed as lying about integrated case management system
  • Travel on the cheap
  • Sketchup
  • Duolingo
  • Surveillance and data crisis combo
  • Toxic wastedump 2.0
  • Best things to do on Vancouver island
  • The ideasvic.ca website
  • Tetla currency
  • Club internet/skype

Minutes[edit]

Attending: Kris, Ernie, Stu, Gary, Chris, Kevin, Rob (on skype: Vanessa, Megan), Charles, Maryanne, Lorne, Jay Armstrong

  • Ask Joe what we should have one our phones for next week (DONE! - KC)
  • Get a homesteading person to contact Kevin as Kris will be away
  • How are we releasing land? just to large commercial development?
  • City won't go from 50 acres to 2 x 25 acres... only approved if it goes to postage stamped sized
  • Near Radium hot springs they're starting a ranch community
  • Gulf islands are done, nothing being released or sectioned off
  • Drop City book recommended by Megan
  • No home steading, and no large condos -- leave
  • Can you give away lands while treaty discussions are taking place
  • If you're in forestry or postage stamp sized lots, you can get land, seems to be the only way in BC
  • Upcoming talk on community land trusts
  • Amazon Supply launched this week (VP)
  • Send ASC links to teachers
  • Designing a pdf poster that people can print and post at work
  • Tetla currency
  • BC and Federal privacy commissioner complaints made around ALPR
  • Genetically modified means either RNA or DNA, only. It doesn't mean it's all bad, or good.
  • Just like ALPR, the ICM claims that the privacy commissioner approved it is not true
  • Should we argue the privacy commissioner have approval power?
  • We can't complain 2 years into ICM development, only after it's implemented
  • What does the NDP think of ICM? Would they scrap it?
  • Wilson amp acts like a femto cell
  • Radioworld Canada
  • Get a big dog if travelling on the cheap, Kris! - CP
  • Jay Armstrong has these
  • Start an ideas meeting in every big city
  • Google Sketchup
  • Duolingo: Stu installed after watching this TED talk
  • Live Mocha
  • TED talk - mosquito zapper
  • Jedi Census phenomenon
  • CPC muzzling scientists in Canada
  • 2005 Budget documents changed
  • Residential tenancy now under Energy and Mines? not transparant at all
  • Niagara Trestle, boating/fishing/crabbing
  • Top things to do on Vancouver island:
    • Sitting in the middle of Sooke potholes with a beer
    • Build sandcatsles in Parksville on the beach (Ratsriver campground)
    • East Sooke Park
    • Botanical Beach
    • Watching the sunset or a storm on Long beach in Tofino
    • Go into the forests here, unlike other forests
    • Go to an ideas meeting
    • Hot springs cove
    • Bike out the galloping goose to Thetis lake (leechtown) or to ferry in Sydney
    • Beach fires blocked in Victoria?!
    • Horn lake caving
    • Mayne island (no rain, was sunny every day in June 2011)
  • The anti-NIMBY keep the fun in Victoria group
  • Victoria Secrets
  • Club no longer has internet, Kris used his cell phone data plan the last two weeks



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