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Friday Morning, August 1st, 2014 – CBC Morning Headlines

Friday, August 1st, 2014. -( 65°F / 18°C & Clear @ 9:15 am in Ithaca, New York )-
 
((I’m posting this in three places, here, on my own “Radio Free Earth News” and at “Inter World News” – so forgive me for explaining stuff that you might already know. –  I’m a ‘USAtian’ [US citizen and resident] who likes reading and listening to Canadian (((and British, BBC, and Radio Netherlands— and–))) news to see what the ‘free world’ press is reporting these days and how they’re reporting it. ))
((& I guess I’m pretty much committed to trying to pop these headlines from the CBC up here every morning, or pretty much every morning, until further notice.))
 
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“Offbeat”
 
Plastic surgeon’s ‘fat-shaming’ muffin top billboard vandalized  { Somebody crossed over “Friends don’t let friends Muffin Top” and scrawled/painted “You’re Beautiful!” in purple paint and drew squiggles over what might be the name of the Plastic Surgeons firm. }
 
Should Costco be selling Christmas goods in July?   { “Marketing professor links early Christmas shopping to American ownership of big box stores”  In Canada, if you opened two coffee shops fairly close to each other, served identical products with the same ingredients in both and called one “Great American Donut Shop” and the other “Canada’s Best Donuts & Coffee”, my bet is the ‘Great American-‘ branded place would go bankrupt in no time flat. }
 
5 vintage fire trucks up for sale in Calgary
 
Oyster shucking world record attempted at festival
 
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“New”
 
Ottawa man faces nearly 200 international cyberbullying charges { A 42 year old man faces charges including identity fraud, defamation and criminal harassment which he allegedly aimed at 38 people in Canada, the U.S. and U.K }
 
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“Most Viewed”
 
Burlington Skyway crash: What you need to know   { The Skyway is an elevated stretch of a limited access highway above Burlington, Ontario. It’s a lot like the turnpike in New Jersey. A “Large Truck” crashed into and damaged the skyway. If you go to the web site you might find out whether the truck was on the Skyway or hit one of the supports. }
 
Burlington Skyway crash: Driver charged with impaired driving
 
Mountie who played ‘Mr Big’  upset with Nelson Hart decision   { The Canadian Supreme Court put limits on a practice that would be seen as entrapment down here in the U.S. The case they heard involved a man who allegedly murdered his two daughters and the photos of the two cute little girls were all over media articles. Apparently, the mounty (“RCMP Officer”)  who acted the part of the crime boss (and got the alleged perpetrator to brag about his alleged crime in order for the perpetrator to secure a lucrative position inside the fictitious crime family) believed he had done what needed to be done to protect law abiding citizens from criminals and other monsters. }
 
Why Republicans suing Obama is a good thing for Democrats   { “Democrats believe their base is energized by lawsuit and impeachment threat” —It’s fun to see what Canadians really think about U.S. politics. I’m surprised they let the media get away with calling citizens of the U.S. “Americans”, Canada is part of America, ya know- Canadian weather maps acknowledge the fact that there might be something besides a plain grey nothingness south of their borders. Are we really too smug to realize we’re making ‘arses’ of ourselves? }
 
B.C. chief Ron Giesbrecht’s $1M pay ‘very troubling’, minister’s office says   { The Chief of the Kwikwetiem First Nation (we call them ‘Native Americans’ does anybody ask them what they call themselves?) was paid “$914,219.” last year. The ‘very troubling’ statement came from the Minister of Aboriginal Affairs and Northern Development’s office. This is a cabinet level appointment (We call them Secretaries of whatever, Canadians call them Ministers of whatever.) The current Prime Minister and just about all of his appointees have the same party line and philosophy that believes it is perfectly correct to seize the property of a laid off worker who can’t pay his taxes (& whose 25 years with a company ((that closed down their Canadian operation and moved to some country where unions don’t stand a chance and virtual slavery in ‘employment’ is encouraged))– left him without a job and without a prayer for any kind of compensation, sometimes even without a pension ((although Canadians can get an ‘Old Age Pension’, supplemented income— for now anyway— unless the Conservatives get their way))- ), but they won’t touch corporations who thumb their noses at regulations and owe thousands of times more money in unpaid taxes and fees. }
 
Gaza conflict: Israeli soldier reportedly captured as ceasefire unravels
 
Crystal Palace closure leaves some tourists ‘pretty mad’   { The Crystal Palace Amusement Park is in Dieppe, New Brunswick. The “Cadillac Fairview Corporation” wants to open one of its “Bass Pro Shops” either on the site of the Amusement Park or beside it. The Amusement Park is scheduled to close down on September 1st. The Ramada Inn Crystal Palace Hotel and Convention Centre and the McGinnis Landing Restaurant are scheduled to close down on October 31st. The rides from the Amusement Park “have been aquired by the Maritime Fun group of companies, which includes Magic Mountain Waterpark and will soon have a new Moncton (NB) home.” (((—Sounds like it’s greedy bad guys vs innocent kids who want to go on having fun and guess who wins? But in all honesty, I do not know the whole story behind this. ))) }
 
Perseid meteor shower: Watch now to beat supermoon’s brightness  { Radio Station WPKN FM in Bridgeport, Connecticut (<— Link ) has had a volunteer programmer (the uninformed would probably call him a ‘deejay’) who has for years has dedicated part of his Friday evening program to a a segment he calls “The Skies Of Bridgeport” – When a friend who was originally from the Bridgeport area ‘turned me on’ to this program I learned how to pronouce “Perseid” properly (( persie-id )) & it’s nice to know a ‘supermoon’ event is coming. 🙂 }
 
Why Argentina’s default feels like American bullying: Don Pittis    { This article has the subtitle: “Why did courts side with hedge funds that bought up bonds supposedly restructured in 2001?” —I believe I heard something on Coast to Coast am last night that sounded like one extraordinary ‘Psychic’ believes that the ‘banksters’ are about to be blindsided out of their perceived victorious grip on the world’s resources. }
 
 
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“Other” / “More Headlines”
 
Canada Post thefts halt Lens Rentals Canada service   { The ‘current government’ ((regime?)) in Canada wants to dismantle Canada Post (their postal service) the same way the conservative Republicans in the US would like to dismantle the US Postal Service and sell off the rights to deliver mail and parcels to ‘Private Business Interests’. [ Remember that the definition of a Fascist Government is one that is in bed with Corporate Powers ((a.k.a. : “Banksters”)) ]  So I’m a bit suspicious here…. Lens Rentals Canada is a company that rents high-end camera lenses and other equipment to photographers across the country. Several of its packages that had been mailed through the Canada Post were apparently stolen out of a Canada Post facility in Mississauga, Ontario, ((In the western reaches of the ‘Greater Toronto Area’)). Lens Rental Canada has stopped taking orders and is shipping stuff that has already been ordered through Purolator, which is ‘majority owned by Canada Post’ but does not share any aspects of the Canada Post delivery network. }
 
HitchBOT takes a ‘botnap’ in Toronto during cross-Canada trek   { “HitchBot” is a cutesy creation that looks like a cross between the robot on “Lost in Space” and a muppet. A subtitle in the article says, “Experiment looks at the interaction between people and technology”  Farther down inside the article we read: “A talking robot hithiking its way across Canada is taking a rest in Toronto.” You can follow this experiment through twitter (( @hitchBOT )) }
 
Sanctions against Russia in phase 3, but is Vladimir Putin listening?  
 
Pro-Russian rebels in Ukraine discovering pros and cons of social media in war
 
Uganda anti-gay law invalidated by constitutional court
 
“Exclusive” Canada to clinch trade deal with EU in September
 
‘A keen patriotic desire’: Why Canadian media embraced censorship during WWI  {  “Ideas”, a long running conversational and interview program on CBC radio one, which airs at 9 pm Eastern Time weekdays recently aired a series about the rise of propaganda and censorship and traced both back to World War One efforts to control the news that was reaching the public at large by using the media as a propaganda agency/arm of the government.
 
American aid worker with Ebola to be brought to U.S. for treatment  
 
(( & There is a slide show: )) = “Taiwan city rocked by gas explosions“
 
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“Must Watch”  ((Videos waiting for web site visitor activation))
 
Dog stuck in wall   { “Firefighters, police and the Arizona Human Society work to free ‘Chip’ the dog” — Looks like a two tone brown, six month old puppy (my guess) got his head stuck through a ventilation type decorative cement block in an outside wall of mostly solid cement blocks. It has a happy looking ending. }
 
Double wingsuit jump  
 
Bavarian crop circle   { An aerial shot of a 75 meter geometric pattern that appeared in a farmer’s field next to the largest interplanetary monitoring station in Germany. }
 
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“Local”
 
Moncton puts final touches on FIFA U20 Women’s World Cup
 
Soldiers with PTSD waiting up to 6 months for help  { I do believe I know Viet Nam veterans down here who would have loved to wait only 6 months for help with issues they came home with. But- maybe it’s hopeful that somebody somewhere is taking PTSD and the nightmares of returning Armed Forces people seriously. There has been an epidemic of suicides among returning soldiers in Canada as well as the USA. In Canada, many veterans have allegedly been separated from service just before they would become eligible for extended years of benefits. }
 
2 in hospital after domestic trailer park dispute  
 
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((( I had one catestrophic systems crash and still finished earlier than yesterday- it is now 11:57 am in Ithaca. )))

Morning Headlines From CBC

Thursday, July 31, 2014 -( 61°F / 16°C @ 9:30 am & raining in Ithaca )-

This morning’s headlines from CBC.ca/news : { These are not links, they’re hints of what the CBC thinks are most Newsworthy this morning. }

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“Offbeat”:

Dexter the cat rescued from debris of burned-out warehouse

No jokes, all plot: YouTuber strips the funny from Seinfeld and Friends

Say cheese! 12 great celebrity photobombs

$1M wording mistake leads to refund of 2,574 Winnipeg photo radar fines

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“Most Viewed”

Marijuana advocate Marc Emery vows ‘political revenge’ against Tories  { “Tories” refers to the Conservative Party of Canada, who are now in power with a “Majority Government” under Stephen Harper, Prime Minister. I thought that if one party did not get at least 50% + 1 of the popular vote either the other two might form a coalition government and share power, as long as they had more than 50% together, or the party with the most votes would have to form a coalition/partnership with one of the other parties. Nope, not up there in Canada, that’s a European model. If the party with the most votes has something like 37% of the seats in Parliament, they form the government, they call this a ‘minority government,’ & that might not last a full five years, I think it’s five years-? And they have to pass laws and do stuff that does not anger the other two strongest parties (right now I think the Green Party might have one seat? One “MP” ((member of parliament)) / representative. I’ll have to ask somebody.) If a budget bill is not approved they might have to call on the “Governor General” (Representative of the Queen, I think this person, at least lately, is always a Canadian citizen chosen by the Prime Minister and I think somebody has to approve this person for that position before it is final.) When the prime minister calls on the Governor General (or “G.G.”) and asks to have Parliament dissolved, and gets the approval, they set a date, usually within a month, or just slightly longer than a month. The current ‘Tory’ government would be scheduled to expire next year, 2015, unless somebody, probably enough somebodies, call for and pass a no-confidence vote or too many sitting MPs and/or Ministers and/or Senators get caught with their hands in the wrong cookie jars or something like that (Senators are appointed, not elected; -appointed by the sitting Prime Minister) Sitting Prime Ministers sometimes call for an election when they believe their chances are really good to wing more seats than last time, or hang on to enough seats to remain in control, if they see something ominous down the road ahead.. Most of the Canadians I know can’t wait for a change to get rid of this prime minister and his lackeys. My friends up there claim they know too many people who would vote for a dead goat as long as it was a registered member of the Conservative Party of Canada. Others, like most of the people I know, wouldn’t vote for anybody or anything Conservative if their lives depended on it. But then, I think I did meet a few people up there who believed they had reason to hate and never vote for any member of one party or another, and the scales are not quite balanced, but I got to realize that people everywhere have reasonable and sometimes anti-reasonable ‘reasons’ for their political likes and dislikes. This is the lead story, their are several links to earlier stories featuring Marc Emory below the main teaser. }

Girl, 15, dies after accident on Bradford soccer field  { Bradford is north of Toronto, Ontario, and the soccer goal with its netting fell over on her. The metal post is what apparently did the damage. Police don’t know how it could have happened. }

Fire in the sky: ‘Apocalypse’ thunderstorm rolls into Yellowknife  { Storm clouds mixed with smoke from wild forest fires made for some eerie photographs and video. If you want to, go to the CBC News web site this article has some eerie photographs that don’t involve lightening or pouring rain. }

Summer anomaly brings chilly days to residents between sweltering coasts  { Weird Weather”: Hotter than usual on the coasts, cooler than usual in the middle. }

Gaza conflict: Israel calls up 16,000 more reserves { “Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said Thursday that Israel will destroy the Hamas tunnel network in the Gaza Strip “With or without a ceasefire,-” (and more) I’m interested in the matter of fact way this is reported. Definitely not Fox News. I’m also wondering if the order these links appear on the CBC site are planned, or just happen depending on which story came to their web people and when. }

Seattle cop issues 80% of city’s marijuana tickets in 2014 { One officer issued 66 of the 83 tickets issued in the first half of 2014 and was reassigned to something else inside the department. The Chief of Police said that changes in the marijuana law were ‘Silly’. }

Winnipeg armed standoff ‘resolved’ police give no further details  { Winnipeg police received information that someone was threatening to harm police officers and himself, surrounded the house and after a “17 hour standoff” the situation was ‘resolved’ I don’t have any more details either. }

Mr Big stings: Supreme Court to rule on admissibility of evidence  { A “Mr Big Sting” involves police officers pretending to be recruiting someone to join a criminal organization. The ‘Mr Big’ / Crime boss supposedly wants to meet the ‘perpetrator’ in person and hear his version of the crimes he committed, then the cuffs and badges come out and all the cops pretending to be bad guys are ready to give testimony about the ‘confessions’ obtained in this manner (as well as video evidence which might not always be admissible, depending on the judge in the case?) The Supreme Court of Canada is listening to arguments and probably asking each other for opinions. It may be interesting to find out what they decide and why- }

Ukraine conflict: Investigators reach Malaysia Airlines MH17 crash site   { Yesterday, the investigators couldn’t get to the crash site because there was armed conflict too close to the site, happening between the Ukrainian Loyal troops and the Russian sympathizers ((Or sympathizers mixed in with Russian Army infiltrators? I don’t know for sure- We may never know. )) But then, most of you already read, saw or heard this story. }

Bacon Nation: Toronto restaurant caters to bacon-loving foodies  { I’m not sure whether it was in Canada- but I heard on the television news one time I was up there, One restaurant had anybody who ordered special items from their menu sign a waiver, releasing the restaurant from liability if the customer died from a heart attack and the hamburger or whatever else they ate seemed likely to have triggered that heart attack. Canadians like their bacon. }

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Under “More Headlines”

Sleeping in darkness improves effectiveness of breast cancer drug

Can whales be healthy and happy in an aquarium? Scientists weigh in  { A friend from Connecticut treated my daughter and me to a trip to the Mystic Aquarium where we watched one of the shows they put on indoors with dolphins and a couple varieties of small whales, all of whom seemed happy to do tricks and show off for the people there. We went in early and were allowed to walk around and take any photographs we wanted to. My friend had an Olympus OM-2 with a flash unit that ran on 4 AA batteries and whined while it was charging. When one of the dolphins who was playing in the rather large indoor pool heard the whining, he or she looked at us, and with a big smile on his or her face jumped at lest six feet out of the water, right at us. My friend’s flash hadn’t finished recharging so he missed that shot. But it felt to me like that Dolphin was enjoying himself. After the show Rachel wanted to get closer to the Dolphins again. There was a whale we couldn’t see making interesting noises and my friend asked one of the trainers what that was all about. The trainer, an energetic young woman with a delighted look in her eyes, said, “Oh, that’s [whatsiname]. the Beluga Whale. He’s complaining because we didn’t let him come out here and show off with the others, it’s his turn next time.”  I had gone there during a rough time in my life with a serious case of the ‘Why Me?’s- feeling like I might never find anything to feel happy about again in my life, and just being in that area with those Dolphins and Whales, I felt amazingly good for a change. My friend had read books by Dr John C Lilly who had done research with Dolphins and later, we heard about ‘swimming with Dolphins’ programs (in which patients, usually kids with chronic health issues get to swim with Dolphins and hyper vigilant adults who protect kids from dolphins and dolphins from kids, and either it was the Dolphins’ ‘radar’ or ‘sonar’ -but something  works and these kids get healthier and sometimes really bad problems ‘go away’). My friend told me he’d heard one researcher say she believed these Dolphins chose to do what they were doing. One animal ‘psychic’ said performing Dolphins volunteer for their life and love what they’re doing. And when he told me that, I remembered the trip to that Aquarium and yeah, it felt like the Dolphins and Whales who were there loved what they were doing. Maybe they took on the job of ‘beaming good vibrations’ to people they took a liking to? I got the silly idea that they came from a higher civilization to ease along toward our own Spiritual growth. }

Alison Redford’s flight scandal ‘defies explanation’ ally says  {  Alison Redford was the Conservative Premier of Alberta, a Conservative strong-hold of a province out west, with the oil sands and all that. She resigned amid accusations that she’d misused her privileges, over spent on items for personal use with taxpayer money, and over used the government aircraft flight privileges. Last night there was something on the CBC web site about her booking fictitious passengers as part of her party so she and her entourage could have a whole plain to themselves after the fictitious passengers didn’t show up. Opposition types say Albertan taxpayers are ‘justifiably upset’ and defenders seem to believe she didn’t do anything that others from all political parties up there haven’t done before. I don’t know- I’m an American (as if Canada wasn’t part of North America?) I’m not in Alberta. The oil sands lovers up there claim they’re trying to save the province’s economy, and coincidentally, the whole country’s economy while anti oil sands people say they’re killing the country under the pretext of saving it. Don’t get me started on Fracking…. But Alison Redford? I don’t know enough about her to form an opinion.  }}

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“Analysis”

Russia-U.S. relations are chilly, but is this a Cold War?

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“Local” (?)  { I still think I get New Brunswick news here in New York State because there might be a cookie in this browser that thinks I’m still up there, over there, visiting. 🙂 }

Growlers to be sold at 3 NB Liquor stores.   { “Growlers” are 64 ounce ‘jugs’ of beer produced by small specialty brewers. They used to be able to sell these ‘growlers’ to people who came for a tour at their small independent breweries. A provincial law passed recently, required small time brewers to sell 10,000 litres of their beer in province-owned liquor stores before they would be allowed to sell their “growlers” at their breweries. Some of these breweries do not produce that much beer in a year. So now I’m not sure whether they will be allowed to sell their stuff at their breweries or not, but the article goes on to say that if the pilot program is successful, it will be expanded from 3 stores to 10 or 15. }

 

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— It’s 12:14 pm and I might have spent a lot more time on this one little task than I thought I would – I think yesterday’s similar exercise netted me more praise than I expected, and if you think this is a waste of our time, let me know. Thanks-

———djo———

The CBC has a new Contest for those who self publish the own books.

Tuesday Afternoon, July 29, 2014.

A friend sent me a link to a CBC contest for writers (maybe only Canadian writers) who self publish their own books (Through services like Lulu dot com and cafepress dot com?) <—- The link to CafePress is to cafepress dot ca, the Canadian side of the service.

Here’s the link:

http://www.cbc.ca/books/2014/07/new-canadian-self-publishing-award-to-debut-at-inspire-book-fair.html

———thanks,

———djo———

Big Corporations + Lobbyists +Bought Off Politicians = You Lose

—Jassper  (Boofaji) copied and pasted this from “Inter World News” (posted on Monday, July 28th)–

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Book Cover
Screen Shot of Book Cover

Ekonomic Warfare / Big Corporations + Lobbyists + Bought Off Politicians = You Lose

Posted in: Coast to Coast am, Conspiracies, Economic Warfare, Politiks | Comments (0)

Monday, July 28, 2014.

We’re looking forward to tonight’s guest on Coast to Coast a.m., Peter Mathews. (<—- Link to his web site )

He has a book for sale on that web site, “Dollar Democracy:/with Liberty and Justice for Some;/ How to Reclaim the American Dream for All.” -by Peter Mathews.

I haven’t read the book, So I can’t add it to our “Must Reads” yet. But scanning his web site (“Powered by WordPress.org”) looks encouraging.

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—Jassper uploaded this through a computer using Google Chrome on a mac mini that has an intel chip but not the latest and greatest, he gets constant messages that tell him the Google Chrome will no longer update or support his browser because his computer has out of date hardware. (We HATE this kind of B.S. Macs used to be above this kind of doo doo.  He complained that the editing / posting page gave him no opportunity to include any photos or use categories or tags. So he sent me the screen shot of the book cover and I think I got that loaded here, I think we’re good-

—djo—