What IF…

Oumuamua

It’s been said by Prof. Abraham Loeb ( who so happens to be the chairman of Harvard University’s Astronomy Department) that,” This could be one of the greatest discoveries in human history.”

As said,”It’s his scientific belief, “Oumuamua” could possibly be an ancient spaceship sent a long time ago from Vega, the brightest star in the Lyra constellation, which is 26 light-years from us.” If you’re into scifi movies like I am, you’ll remember the 1997 film “Contact,” Vega is the star Dr. Eleanor Arroway ( played by my favourite actress, Jodie Foster) sent radio waves, in search of other alien civilizations.

Oumuamua is the first object in history to pass through our solar system ,originating from another constellation. It’s very old and after many cycles of wandering through our solar system, it has deteriorated, resembling an asteroid.

However, what IF…

In my art, I try to imagine what it may have looked like thousands of years ago. Look at the different stages I’ve presented. Maybe its crew suffered damaged and has been circling our solar system ever since. Maybe there is or was another civilization, like us, exploring our earth 100,000 years ago…

Ancient Civilization

What IF it’s true?

Bari Demers – screenwriter

Read more about “Oumuamua” in this article.

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The Great Canadian Divide

The Great Canadian Divide

Personally I’ve become more and more disgruntled with our Canadian government and where it’s leading us. In 2019, Canadians will once again vote for their prospective government.

Recently on Twitter I noticed the Conservative Party making some serious errors, not realizing Canadians are more consciously informed. It looks like their following ‘Trumps Fake News Campaign’ which will fail miserably, if they keep it up. Seriously, I don’t want to see another four years of a Trudeau government. If re-elected, Trudeau’s government will be vindicated, causing an historical record-breaking deficit of nearly $1.5 Trillion dollars, casting doubt to our Canadian heritage, plaguing us with his crazy Carbon Tax, having an almost open-border policy and completely crippling our economy.

It will most certainly become “The Great Canadian Divide” forcing Canadians against Canadians. Trudeau’s liberal dictatorship is passing law after law to make it against-the-law to speak against his idealism, where the Canadian culture is slowly beginning to crush under pressure of offended minority’s. It won’t be long before “the conservative voice” will become the minority, stating it’s “un-Canadian” including outlandish language, such as “peoplekind” instead of mankind.

Truly, it’s becoming Hell-on-Earth.

There’s NO way Liberals and Conservatives will ever agree, simply because of these two statements:

Liberal’s : “Nobody from any non-western minority group is offended or even complaining. It’s always a certain cast of WHITE people member of the PC brigade that push these kinds of idiocies.”

Conservative: “Coun. Ben Isitt recently suggested the city shouldn’t be doing things like lighting up a tree in Centennial Square as it is “too religious”.

Religion is supposed to be our constitutional right, for all Canadian citizens.

So no – we’re not being paranoid or is this about “white” or “privileged”. It’s always a cast of “Liberals” who close their eyes to the obvious.”

Read more :

Canadians against Canadians – It’s inevitable.

What this means, each diverse group of Canadians will stick closely with their own. In open public, most will keep tight-lipped ignoring each other. It means Canada will no longer be a country as a whole, but a mix-mash of segregated groups. Each group will be offended by the other. It means complete “Chaos”.

We must keep to the FACTS :

Alberta & Saskatchewan have both contributed to Canada’s economy greatly (in the last four decades) 🇨🇦. Both provinces were the main engine behind the distribution of “equalization payments” to provinces, such as Quebec.

Quebec and four provinces will receive equalization payments next year (2019) : $2.3 billion Manitoba, $2 billion New Brunswick & Nova Scotia. $419 million for Prince Edward Island. Alberta, Saskatchewan and Newfoundland and Labrador are all currently running budget deficits.

What does @RachelNotley @JustinTrudeau say to the above problem?

Rachael Notley has become more aware of the Federal bureaucrats system of advocates. Prime Minister Justin Trudeau is ignoring Rachael’s requests, due to the fact, the federal government bought a $4.5 billion dollar pipeline plagued with tons of legal red-tape.

It literally has become the ‘White Elephant’ in the room.

Now Alberta and Saskatchewan are struggling. Maybe we should get equalization payments too? Unlikely. Such a request would turn Canada into a social crisis ; which province has any money left ?

As a country, Canadians need to be informed with real facts and become truly educated, in regards to our Pipeline, Canada’s future and more about our future resources. You can’t deny the facts. I believe Canadians are intelligent enough to make a sound clear judgement without all the hate mongers from social media. Most Canadians are level-headed individuals.

We must tackle issues on our plate :

Issues like Carbon Tax. Without -a-doubt, it’s a “cash cow”, designed to become a burden upon us all. It sounds good, but it’s the liberal operation of generating income by means of taxes. We shouldn’t be trying to impress the world. If you want to look at the statistics, Canada is far lower in admissions then China or Russia, for example.

Fact : China emits more CO2 than the US and Canada put together – up by 171% since the year 2000. Read more…

Issues, like unemployment : Instead of giving off false records of unemployment dropping, maybe they should begin to look at the Canadians now off of ‘Employment Insurance’ and precariously a step away from homelessness.

In the beginning I thought Trudeau might be the answer to a new approach…however—

We are enlightened to his drastic costly mistakes and worldwide embarrassment. Trudeau has successfully divided Canadians with rising debt (hitting a trillion dollars) ,allowing almost open-borders & fearing us to believe (if we’re NOT with Trudeau) we are considered “un-Canadian”. His words ! Not mine.

It’s also insane Canada 🇨🇦 is buying oil from Saudi Arabia at $400 million per month. Shouldn’t we be more self-sufficient ?

To top it off (personally) I have lost $35,000 due to the actions of Trudeau. Businesses are running from Canada 🇨🇦 as we speak! High River, Alberta is a good example of that. They are trying desperately to bring in new businesses. However, because of the low-business ratio, each homeowner pays outrageous land taxes to make up the downfall. In the city of Calgary (for example) they generally pay $1500 for homeowner taxes, while High River residents pay $3400 – $4000.

Yes – businesses are extremely important to our economy.

In order for Canada to become Canada again, we must respect everyone’s space. That’s means, not to infringe onto others beliefs. It also means to respect our historical Canadian heritage.

It’s simply logic:

“While in Roman do as the Romans do.”

“Buckle up! You’re NOT in Kansas anymore…”

IF you’re truly here in Canada 🇨🇦 to embrace its historical culture and western ways of living, then I say,”Welcome to Canada!” But, if you’re here for selfish reasons, trying to control and threaten our way of life, you’ll certainly be met with opposition.

I believe the Regina Sikh community understands Canadians and clearly how our way-of-life is beginning to crumble.

Regina Sikh community wishes people Merry Christmas

I highly respect the Sikh community for respecting our culture. If they see what’s happening to our Canadian way of living, so do others. Trust me!

The problem with liberals, is that their too liberal. It means, everyone is waiting at the door to walk-all-over-you. Their blinded by this utopia, imagining a country possessing a prefect society. Also described as “Nirvāṇa”.

Whereas, it’s truly becoming the opposite.

Yes. Sometimes the Conservatives are too conservative.

There must be a happy medium. Maybe we need a brand new government party? Seriously, I don’t want another four years of a Trudeau government, where his spending tactics are rampant worldwide, instead of concentrating on Canadians first.

WE need a government that understands the hard-working tax-paying Canadian, not the ones who feed off of our social care, constantly asking for money.

Canada isn’t totally screwed yet, but one day you’ll wake up realizing you just sold the farm (Canada) to the highest bidder. I’m not too worried for my generation, but for my grandkids and their grandchildren. Well you’re drinking the “purple koolaid” China, Russia, Saudi Arabia and North Korea are patiently waiting to destroy our way-of-life.

It’s inevitable.

As Kuldip Singh Sahota said,”We see how troubled our world is, the Sikh community strives towards PEACE.” Well said! Thank you Kuldip Singh Sahota for your understanding.

Bari Demers – writer

Today – October 17th 2018 : Marijuana is now LEGAL in CANADA 🇨🇦

Good morning everyone!

TODAY – First time in Canadian history, Marijuana is now legal throughout Canada. Adult Canadians are allowed 30 grams of cannabis, age specification depending on each province.

It will be interesting to see the results. The questions of legalizing Marijuana is yet to be determined. However, I have a couple of questions:

  1. Will it improve our economy?
  2. Will Canadians use it responsibly?

Whatever happens, will indeed be a learning curve, as the rest of the world watches us closely.

What do you think of this new legalization in Canada? Will it benefit you ?

Thank you,

Bari Demersscreenwriter and science-fiction writer

PS : Check out all my art pieces, like the one above on INSTAGRAM or see more HERE

Our Human Entanglement

Our Human Entanglement

INTRODUCTION

Anyone who knows me understands how I love writing science-fiction stories ; as well I’m recently in competition to have the opportunity to be ( if you will ) ‘under the wing’ of producer, actor and director, Ron Howard, through Imagine Impact. It’s my hope to better understand the filming aspect of Hollywood.

I know, I know, it’s like winning a lottery – BUT you can’t win if you don’t DO. As Yoda quoted “ Do or Do Not. There is No Try.”

OUR HUMAN ENTANGLEMENT

Anyhow – I’m also grateful for my family and those who make an effort to be my friend. It means a lot to me and helps me grow into a better person. Writing science-fiction helps me release my inner self, searching for either a better future or ( if we continue along the path we’re all on ) the consequences of our actions.

Recently I’m intrigued with Better Call Saul ( a spinoff from TVSeries Breaking Bad ). Patricia and I are totally captivated by its unique artistic plots. Each time I watch ‘Better Call Saul’ I’m reading the credits. One of the credits that sticks out the most is Executive Producer Mark Johnson. I’m all about similarities or coincidences, meaning somehow or someway, we’re all connected. You could say we meet for a reason OR , another way to express it, ( in the science community) “Quantum Entanglement”.

Therefore, when I see Executive Producer Mark Johnson, I immediately think of my FB friend, Mark Johnson, lawyer and CEO of Visual Law. As quoted, “ Mark Johnson – Principal and chief creative officer of Visual Law Group, a litigation communications and forensic animation firm headquartered in Silicon Valley.”

Incredible, Mark is also into making films, founding partner in Fat Monster Films, a film production company located in Los Angeles.

I realize the Mark Johnson of ‘Breaking Bad’ and ‘Better Call Saul’ isn’t the same Mark Johnson friend, but I believe it’s some kind of entanglement of our universe, leading us along a path together.

Call me crazy (if you like) but I love thinking, there’s a reason we are engaged with others, no matter the distance. As a science-fiction buff, it’s frightening clear how our lives are intertwined.

SO – on my Twitter post I said this :

1/ 11 We all know Executive Producer Mark Johnson of AMC Breaking Bad and spin off, Better Call Saul, BUT did you know he produced #Rainman under partnership with Levinson ? #Filmmaking

2/11 With the collaboration of Mark Johnson and #Canadian producer Michelle Maxwell MacLaren of Vancouver (XFiles and Game of Thrones) Vince Gilligan created breaking bad.

3/11 #BreakingBad #Directors started off w/ Vince Gilligan, but had many others, such as Michelle MacLaren, herself and famous actor Bryan Cranston (aka Walter White)

4/ 11 Then came the spin off of #BetterCallSaul ( now starting it’s 4th Season) AMC has hit it on the mark w/ #BreakingBad and BetterCallSaul – both #TVSeries are extremely entertaining w/ the most professional team in show business.

5/11 I have become so involved w/ watching #BreakingBad and #BetterCallSaul , watching each series several times for enjoyment. Each portraits great detail, ingeniously hiding a “MacGuffin” ( term, popularized by film director #AlfredHitchcock ) aka #PlotCoupons

6/11 #BreakingBad and #BetterCallSaul are both excellent TVSeries to learn the craft of #Filmmaking to #Screenwriting . And, to make it even more interesting…

7/ 11 #BetterCallSaul showcases outstanding #actors @MJMcKean @mrbobodenkirk @rheaseehorn @PatrickFabian, each playing lawyers. Interesting…

8/ 11 I personally know a real lawyer ( Yes, you guessed it) Mark Johnson, w/ a team in San Jose, California who specializes in 3D Scanning & Photogrammetry for litigation. You can see Visual Law Group for yourself.

9/ 11 What makes this name similarity so incredible, my friend Mark Johnson is also involved in #makingfilms partnering in Fat Monster Films, a film production company located in Los Angeles. (www.fatmonsterfilms.com) I know, it’s just a coincidence, but hey ! I’m always intrigued w/ how we are somehow connected to this universe of ours.

10/11 Mark and I have a connection, each of us never wanted. We both loss a child. He loss his son David and me, I loss my daughter Jenni. It’s a group you never want to be apart of – parents loosing a child.

11/ 11 So, #wrapitup When I see Executive Producer Mark Johnson on the credits of #BetterCallSaul it makes me think how we’re either connected by similarities or maybe it’s Quantum Entanglement 😎 👽 #TwlightZone #science or #scifi Cant wait to see Season 4 #BetterCallSaul

In conclusion I would be grateful if you would indulge with me in this crazy world we live in. I’m truly grateful for all my connections here on FB , Twitter, Instagram and WordPress. It’s an unforgiving world we live in. Our journey is indeed a struggle, but I hope we can make a better world by sticking together, encouraging each other in success and unexpected tribulations. Whatever you’re going through, I hope you understand, we’re all together, fighting for the same things.

All that I ask is that WE are good to each other.

Thank you,

Bari Demers

Darkness Within

Darkness Within

Writing is the key to express my inner soul and the demons within. It’s a way to release my dreams along with a vivid, wild imagination. Some are based on truth while I look to the future to answer questions of who we are and where do we come from.

I reach deep within the darkness of my soul to bring to light of what is or what can be. As I write about “Darkness Within”, my heart is troubled by the amount of suicides we hear of everyday. Unfortunately, it’s only the famous who really get recognized, as others will suffer in silence.

Within days two icon personalities have left us. Kate Spade and now Anthony Bourdain. Not long ago we heard of Robin Williams. All were gifted souls with incredible talent. As human beings we must not forget about those struggling in their darkness of despair, putting on a “pretend face” in public, scared to reach out due to being ridiculed as weak or loosing supposed friends.

The Darkness Within

Chronic Depression is a real disease. It grabs you and takes you to this dark place never letting go. You feel embarrassed to speak about it because no one really listens.

Sometimes, all you need are real friends and a hug. Seriously – it’s a personal fight within your soul.

Those who don’t understand it, will never ever understand why.

My heart is deeply sadden.

If only we can talk to each other without feeling ashamed or singled out. We don’t have to fight the darkness within alone. All anyone needs to do is really listen.

May your Soul find Peace Anthony and Kate. A great loss to us all. I wrote Soul Saver because of depression – it was my way to reach out after the death of my daughter Jenni.

Bari Demers – screenwriter and storyteller

I AM HUMAN

I AM HUMAN.

WE ARE ALL HUMAN. However, with over 7.4 billion people, we can’t seem to get along. Mother Earth is barely holding on, as diverse cultures breed across its globe.

Mother Earth is constantly being misused by HUMAN BEINGS, polluting the lands, our oceans and the air we breathe. As we coexist with millions of species of wildlife, our arrogant self is damaging our planet faster then ever before. Our over-populated species are crowding every little space, consuming our resources at an alarming rate. WE already know, in order to sustain us, our species must explore the universe, sure to infect another planet, before it’s too late.

WE ARE HUMAN.

We’re like this out-of-control virus, with this incurable sensation to survive, no matter what. However, nature is fighting back. It’s in our genetics, tracing back to our prehistoric ancestors (the caveman) keeping close to our KIND.

Our “kind” can be divided up into five races :

• Caucasoid

• Negroid

• Capoid

• Mongoloid (Oriental/ Amerindian)

• Australoid (Australian Aborigine and Papuan)

It’s then we’re subdivided into each of our origins, such as English, French, and Italian. After this division, we become more divided by each religion and culture. AND – that’s where everything goes to HELL. Nature is fighting back because of our narrow mindedness. We humans cause wars over religion, race, culture and colour, in an attempt to say we’re a better race or have the right religion. In the end, we’ll eliminate ourselves as nature continues on without us. It may take a million years, but Mother Earth will reboot, starting up another evolutionary species.

It’s sad, really.

Here we are ; intelligent HOMO-SAPIENS evolving from our ancestors, but too stupid to realize our own fate, due to arrogance. Our species are resourceful but can never accept or respect each other for who we are.

NO.

Instead we nitpick, clumped together in each of our own cultures, like the caveman we are. Let’s look at ME for example. My culture is said to be a mixture of French and Italian, but my DNA throws in Cree. Because I’m NOT one hundred percent French, Italian or Cree, each culture doesn’t consider me part of their family. As far as their concerned, I’m just a cross-breed, otherwise known as “Heinz 57”. It means, the French, Italians and Cree don’t respect me for who I am. THEY will NOT welcome me into their homes, because technically I’m not part of their culture.

I AM HUMAN.

Even though my father comes from a long line of DEMERS following back to the origins of France, settling in Lower Canada 🇨🇦 (now Quebec) way before the English ever step foot on Canadian soil, the French will never consider me their own.

Even though my mother comes from a long line of VARZES since the Roman Empire, the Italians have never welcomed me into their homes, since my grandfather died.

Even though my French ancestors played house with the first nations (indigenous aboriginal) people, the Cree think of me as an outsider. When we use the term, “Indian”, we’re quickly referred to as being racist, when their race freely refer us, as “White Man”. Believe it or not, both slangs are indeed racist.

Let me explain further.

I’m an artist, be it writing, drawing or graphic design. My Art has taken me along many adventures, including submersing myself into the Northwest Native Art, for the past 40 years. Just recently I asked a member of the First Nations people to help me with this design, as I want to explore the inner meanings of their culture. This is what this person told me, “ I don’t feel comfortable giving advise because the art work you are trying to produce is a form of cultural appropriation. There is more knowledge that goes into a design, that has been passed down from many generations, and has almost went extinct. This is our form of visual language. I appreciate that you enjoy our culture, but there is so much more to learn to respect the artwork.”

Teach me then.

Please teach me the right way to embrace your culture. No response.

Little does she realize I’ve study this art form when I was a teenager. I’m well aware of each cultural background, but like many First Nations People, they each have their own spin on it. It’s their personal art, from their inner soul and spirituality. I may not be one hundred percent Cree, but that’s doesn’t make me an outsider.

Cultural Appropriation.

Now that term is offensive to any artist on this planet. Each artist has his/her own way to express their inner demons of expression, since the dawn of mankind. Each tribal member may have its own form of language arts, but it’s not right to say, we don’t have the right to express it in our own form. That’s like telling an artist you’re banned from expression. I truly understand they want to keep their culture and way of life, passing it down from generation to generation. In fact, I totally respect their culture, requiring guidance, to pursue my artwork. BUT…not to allow an artist to express themselves, has gone too far. Ironically, she asks her followers to draw their expression of Spiritual animals, such as a whale, raven or eagle. Isn’t that also a form of cultural appropriation ?

I AM HUMAN.

I’m a human beings, like any other human being on this earth. All I’m asking is to stop crying wolf when you’re doing the same to others. Treat me as a human being. Treat me NOT as an outsider, but share me your culture. WE must all be treated like EQUALS, no matter your race, religion or cultural upbringing. Embracing each other as a loving family is when WE may eventually get along. To close-the-door in my face is not only rude but arrogant, no matter who YOU are.

The French and Italians have done the exact same thing. So be it. I’m CANADIAN and extremely proud to be part of this wonderful country. My culture is Canadian, that’s my NEW culture.

It frustrates me to no end, as each culture embraces their own, without inviting outsiders, welcoming them in. I say,”Look forward to the future, embrace each human being as your GOD intended YOU to. It’s called respect.”

By Bari Demers – screenwriter

NOTE : Please be respectful. You never know what may come out of it.

Ebola Fighters – the Canadian Connection

Canadian Ebola Fighters

Ebola is one of the most dangerous pathogens in our modern world. This pathogen has no mercy and kills its victims in less then four days.

Up until 2014, there wasn’t any treatment or cure for EBOLA.

HOWEVER – during the West Africa Ebola outbreak in 2014, thousands of people were dying at an increasing rate ; doctors were racing against time. A select team of doctors and pathologists volunteered their expertise, heading to Africa to see if they could fight this deadly Pathogen.

On the sidelines, at the Public Health Agency of Canada’s National Microbiology Lab ( NML) in Winnipeg, Canadian Scientist, Dr. Gray Kobinger and Dr. Xiangguo Qiu were both working feverishly, trying every method they could to develop a vaccine.

They were getting close to developing a vaccine BUT no one believed it could be done. Dr. Gray Kobinger and Dr. Xiangguo Qiu perfected two of three antibodies and intertwined it with a third antibody from the U.S. Army Medical Research Institute of Infectious Diseases. The antibody cocktail hadn’t finished it’s clinical tests, or had it ever been used on humans.

UNTIL fate of desperation forced their hand.

An American doctor, Dr. Kent Brantly , along with nurse Nancy Writebol , were both infected with the deadly virus. They became the very first human patients in history to be administered this new vaccine, all in an attempt to save their lives. Fortunately for everyone concerned, the experimental vaccine worked.

Both patients were in the advanced stage of the Ebola and would have certainly died if it weren’t for the discovery of Dr. Gary Kobinger new vaccine.

As Dr. Gary Kobinger said,” It was a very tense situation…” He pauses with a smile and continues,”It was…It was quite a moment.” His smile was due to the success of the antibodies reaction to the Ebola pathogen. The serum is called Z Mapp, a Biopharmaceutical drug composed of the three chimeric monoclonal antibodies.

Dr. Gary Kobinger and Dr. Xiangguo Qiu work is recognized internationally and last year received the prestigious Canadian Award, the Manning Innovation Award (It’s an award, where Canadians who have demonstrated recent innovative talent and successfully marketed their innovations*).

They’re now known worldwide as the Ebola Fighters – congratulations to our Canadian Science Team Dr. Gary Kobinger and Dr. Xiangguo Qiu – Our Canadian Hero’s 😎

By Bari Demers – screenwriter