Category Archives: Creativity

Monday, Iowas Caucuses Day – & The ‘Tweet-Us-Sphere’ is full of Way Too Cute Animal Pix?

Monday, 01 February, 2016 -( 35˚F / +2˚C & ‘Partly Cloudy’ near Ithaca at 6:17 pm // 43˚F /+6˚C & clear in the dark in Atlantic Canada @ 7:17 pm // +1˚F / -17˚C & ‘Partly Cloudy in North Pole, Alaska @ 2:17 pm )-

Baba Wawa & the Bern

Bernie Sanders being interviewed by Barbara Walters.

— I thought I’d be bombarded with nothing but Political messages when I checked into twitter. There does seem to be a lot of Bernie vs Hillary stuff going on. And a lot of ‘Everybody Bashing’ by Trump’s forces.

Cat Standing With A Guitar.

– Um, Most people I know would be in danger of ‘Rolling On The Floor Laughing’ over this one – A couple friends might need to reach for their medications – One guy said, ‘I knew it – The Martians are supposed to be Feline Humanoids!’ – and Jim W. in New Brunswick asked, “Is it a guy in a costume or something a taxidermist put together? ‘101 Things To Do With A Dead Cat Volume 2’? ” –

— How old do you have to be to remember when typing ‘rotfl’ would earn you a bunch of ‘lol’s in IM chat rooms? Think that real cool cat might be playing “Smoke on the Water?” or “Stairway to Heaven” ?

— I should add a poll here – ya think?

Kangaroo with a Teddy Bear

Somebody gave an orphaned Kangaroo a Teddy Bear? How cool is that? Maybe there really is hope for the Human Race after all.

— I scrolled past dozens of cute cat photos and cute dog photos and cute ‘what the heck is that?’ photos, thinkin’ maybe I shouldn’t send anybody into diabetic shock from posting terribly sweet nonsense here. But I  couldn’t resist the two above photos-

Tree Frogs.

– Think they might be waiting for a princess to walk by so they can try to con her into thinking she should kiss both of them to see if they turn into handsome princes? Rachel says, “With my luck, any frog I kissed would turn out to be Attila the Hun reincarnated-“

— I’m almost giddy thinking about the brain power I’m not wasting getting all upset about what could happen in Iowa this evening when the results come rolling in.

Pretty Night Photograph.

“Hey,” Says Rachel, and for once I’m not upset that she’s watching my computer screen over my shoulder, ” – I think I want to spend my honeymoon right there-“

— Okay, so something’s happening. The Earth is receiving a Blessing from Above –  Or maybe I’m appreciating the heck out of my daughter’s visit to catch me up on what she’s planning for her wedding?

Bernie Sanders as Moses?

– And I can’t even claim that any political tweets are bringing me back down to ‘Reality’, not when somebody ‘photo-shopped’ ‘The Bern’ delivering the ten commandments and pointing an accusing finger at Congress.

— It’s been fun — Hang in there, I might have a lot to gripe about tomorrow –

——— djo ———

We’ve Moved to a privately hosted web site.

Tuesday, 23 June, 2015 -( 29°C / 84°F & Mostly Cloudy in Ithaca, New York @2:14 pm )-

DefenseLeagueCall us crazy, but – Yup, we did it.

There are a few options that we couldn’t bring over with us, but Jim – the web wiz who still knows how to program in html language- Probably has managed to figure out how to fake it- or at least import the images that used to be there, down the right side of the page.

Like, fer Rinstance, the internet defense league badge, which will remain black and white and will not perk up and/or do anything spectacular when our buddies at the Internet Defense League want to get our attention. But we have the badge (Jim copied with a screen shot and trimmed and uploaded it manually and then put it in a jetpack image holder and there it is, pretty as all get-out, & help I’m starting to sound like John Wayne as I’m sub-verbalizing here.

—Thanks,

——— Doug / dj0 ———

Authors & Editors – This is a copied Screen Shot from B-4

Tuesday, 23 June, 2015 -( 30°C / 86°F & Still Mostly Cloudy in Ithaca @ 3:59 pm)-

People who knock themselves out for you.

‘WE’ copied this from the WordPress dot com hosted site and popped it in here because we wanted to nyaaaaa- we might not be old enough (yet) to start acting like two year olds, but being the Editor in Chief has got to have some privileges, right?

Here’s another widget based thingamajig we couldn’t just pull out of thin air, so here’s a screen shot of the line up of authors and editors we had and probably still have who are willing to post stuff for us here.

Jim said the import process couldn’t import all the old users, so we might have to add you manually if you were one of them, just let us know at = douglas.otterson@aerendel.ca = and we’ll send you a message saying our efforts worked, or, if maybe the world ended last night, we might not be able to send you that message- sorry-

And another thing, because the importation process couldn’t import all the old user files and identity stuff, as of now all the old postings that came from a lot of dedicated people have been at least temporarily credited to me. I’m not happy with this, but I need to quit and get some rest because my ‘day job’ is an all night shift. And I had to be nuts to stay up this long, Say goodnight, Doug – “Goodnight, Doug-” oh, wait a minute, that’s me. -Sigh?-

— Yawn, I should have gone back to bed a long time ago.

——— djo ———

Saturday, 15 November, 2014 – News and Comments

Saturday, 15 November, 2014  -( 31˚F / +0˚C –  & ‘partly cloudy’ out there @ 10:30 am near Ithaca )-  -( 32˚F / +0˚C –  With Light Snow making it beautiful outside @ 11:30 am Closer to Halifax —jda—)-   —  { Headlines compiled by douglas j otterson & jim wellington, with help from —jda— }

{ —jda—‘s blog disappeared from the list of NaBloPoMo blogs on the ‘BlogHer’ page — Jim W went over 50,000 words at NaNOWriMo On Tuesday, Now = 60,938 words. & We really are trying to trim away stuff that maybe has been here too long. Trouble is, we think it may be important.  —djo— }

Anti pipeline protests in Montreal

Anti-Pipeline protests in Montreal.

We Demand Justice

Justice For The 43 Students – 20 November, 2014 – 6:30 pm Eastern Time – Radio Canada – Montreal.”

— Other Media: —

 { This is from the ‘Tweet-Us-Sphere’ : }

Run it up the flagpole?

Three Tweets Arrived Like This:

Montreal Police Here to Ruin Peaceful Demonstration?

fr0g5 has to be one of our favourites. A lot of good stuff comes from that source. Montreal Police here to ruin a peaceful demonstration?  —djo—

Links >>—-> The definitive ranking of ridiculous and misleading Conservative names for bills put before Canadian Parliament:

Note: ‘Http.com’ Hijacked the original links we put here for these two links.

Let Us Know if any other links have been effed with, thank you >>——> J.Z.N McCauley’s NaNo Novel

{ -jda-‘s NaBloPoMo entry disappeared from the list. Jim’s NaNoWriMo Novel hads gone over 58,060 words on November 14th. }

{ 438 new tweets since this time yesterday. Medium Traffic? in the ‘Tweet-us-sphere’  —djo— }

Recent earthquakes in Alberta linked to fracking: study  {  }

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If you really want to see all of today’s CBC headlines go to their website, listed as a link below this line:

http://www.cbc.ca/news/

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Lead Articles: Today’s Theme?: “Police charge man who impersonated a sergeant on Remembrance Day; Vancouver Mayor upset w/ social media ban on election day; U.S., EU override Australia to put climate change on G20 agenda; & Land of the giants: Massive sculptures popping up around the world.”

5 tweets

5 Tweets in a row, from CBC news up to Half Past Human- —djo—

Today’s lead article on the CBC /news/ page is about Police charging the man who impersonated a sergeant, wearing a military uniform and wearing medals that were not his on Rememberance Day. You may remember earlier articles which reported that after the first CBC News article identified him as a phony, he and wife began receiving threats. I don’t know how severe those threats might have been. There was some debate over how serious a crime this could have been, impersonating a soldier. Many were shocked to believe that anybody would actually enforce this law.  —jim w—

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 >>—->  We Are All One Spirit  <—-<<

cool photo

“Australians bury heads in sand to mock government climate stance” -From an article listed earlier in “Offbeat”. —djo—

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Australian today show hosts.

Today Show Australia host wore the same suit for a year?

“Offbeat”

Australia’s Today Show host wore the same suit for a year, and no one noticed  { * I wore variations on the same uniform every day for several years and nobody said anything about my taste in work clothes. If a woman host wore the same dress two days in a row, that would be noticed. I’ve seen jokes where a woman’s closet had thousands of all kinds of dresses etc. in various colors and lengths and styles, and her huband had hundreds of identical suits. *  —djo— }

Rosetta mission scientist apologizes for wearing ‘sexist’ shirt covered in half-naked cartoon women  { * From yesterday *  }

Janina Kolkiewicz wakes up in morgue hours after she is pronounced dead   { * That was from yesterday.*  —djo— }

Oddly shaped ‘suspect Cheetos’ photographed for art project   { * That was from Thursday.*  —djo— }

===== Greatest recent ‘Offbeat’ hits ===== >>——>

Microsoft fixes 19-year old Windows bug  { * – Microsoft Corp issued patches on Tuesday to fix a bug in its Windows operating system that remained undiscovered for 19 years. – The bug, which is present in every version of Microsoft Windows from Windows 95 onward, allows an attacker to remotely take over and control a computer.

– IBM Corp’s cybersecurity research team discovered the bug in May, describing it as a “significant vulnerability” in the operating system. – “The buggy code is at least 19 years old and has been remotely exploitable for the past 18 years,” IBM X-Force research team said in its blog on Tuesday. – *

*** The bugs were not “undiscovered”, Government Hackers spoke about this on Coast to Coast A.M. before the summer of 2002. Art Bell was the host. This program is not listed in the current Coast to Coast A.M. archives, at least I could not find it by searching ‘hackers’. 3 men who were quite ‘enthusiastic’ and talkative about their experience working for hackers for US Government agencies that ‘officially do not exist’ -one of them told us he has an ashtray with one of those officially non-existent agency’s official logo on it- told us that microsoft was fully aware of holes in their operating system but were not going to do anything about it because the government of the US liked it the way it was. They said it was simple for any hacker to get into your computer if you were ‘running windows’ -“Especially if you have printer sharing turned on.” && They also said they liked Apple Computers back then because it was possible to tell a Mac to do only one thing at a time, not like windows computers which could have all sorts of nonsense going on undetected in the background.  – AND Another Coast to Coast A.M. guest, much more recently, related talking to a computer pioneer a long time ago, when dial ups were the latest thing, and when the computer guy finished showing him something, he would not leave the room without shutting off his computer, and disconnecting the phone line from his computer. When the C2C guest asked the computer guy what that was all about, the computer guy said that he, as in insider, knew that the US Government could already get into anyone’s computer that was connected to Delphi or GEnie or AOL, even if the computer had been turned off. — And, now that almost every computer in the world has WiFi capabilities- you can never fully disconnect yourself from the possibility that they can turn your computer on and gather any information you have, or were ever connected to- any time they want to do that- With the possible exception that you might be ‘safe’ if you live inside a Faraday cage, a hundred feet or more beneath the surface of this planet. Welcome to the future, it sucks.  —jim w—   }

 

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Anti-Chemo

“Hospital can’t remove child from family and force her to take Chemo.”

“Most Viewed”

Franck Gervais faces charges after impersonating soldier at Remembrance Day ceremony   {   }

B.C. civic elections – CBC has you covered   {  }

Stephen Harper at G20 tells Vladimir Putin to ‘get out of Ukraine’  {  * While thousands of Canadians want Harper to get out of Ottawa *  —djo— }

Social media election day ban upsets Vancouver’s mayor  {  }

Rosetta comet mission: No communication from Philae lander  {  }

G20 summit: U.S., EU override Australia to put climate change on agenda   {   }

Hassan Diab charged with 1st-degree murder in France  {   }

Bill Cosby’s guest spot on Letterman show cancelled   {   }

Veteran ticketed escorting body of Private Steven Allen  {   }

Vancouver election: Voting begins in B.C. civic election   {   }

-21 photo slide show- Week in Pictures, Nov. 8-14   {   }

-Blog-  Australia’s Today Show host wore the same suit for a year, and no one noticed   {   }

-Archived?:-

-Blog-  ‘Terrifying new app Beam Messengers lets users see text messages as they’re being typed {   }

Tory anti-pot ad mocked and condemned by YouTube viewers  {  * Link *  }

 

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squirrel

Arctic Ground Squirrel

Other:

-Previously- :

-Updated- Western Canada’s early winter ‘roars’ into Ontario, Quebec  {  }

Jovian, the Zooboomafoo lemur, is dead   {   }

Pay-to-play internet in U.S. could hurt Canadian firms trying to comete   {  }

-Analysis- Parliament Hill harassment horror stories risk rousing mob mentality  {  }

-New-  :

-Must Watch- Historic site near ISIS territory   { * Excavation team announced newest finds Saturday at Kakemish, an ancient city on the Turkey-Syria border, metres from ISIS-controlled territory. *  Wouldn’t it be wild to discover that this whole ISIS vs the world campaign was actually some kind of mega-conspiracy plot to keep archeologists from learning something like how the very ancient residents of that city defeated all their bansksters and freed the human race from b.s. mind control and GMO terrorist scientists and corporate-fascist government suppresion of individual rights for centuries? *  —djo— }

-Must Watch- Chris Hadfield on Philae lander    { * Chris comments on the lander, he did not go to the comet and land with it. *  —djo—  }

-Must Watch- Hawaii lava flow   {   }

-Editor’s Pick- Calgary man’s picture found in documents revealing underbelly of extremist group   { * Wait until we really find out who is behind the creation of this group in the first place? *  —djo— }

-Editor’s Pick- Sugar wars    { * “White sugar, brown sugar, honey, juice? It’s all the same, nutritionally speaking.” * But what is significant here are the omissions: GMO modified sugars might even be ‘nutritionally’ as good as ‘Pure Cane Sugar’ BUT- the modified stuff will rot you from the inside out a lot quicker. GMO food is poison. *  —djo— }

-Editor’s Pick- Rosetta mission to comet 67P ‘revolutionay,’ landing a first    { * – But don’t forget that thousands of years, maybe millions of years of recorded history were deleted when ‘they’ bured the Great Library of Alexandria. – *  —djo—  }

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-djo’s Editor’s Pick- Questionable cancer ‘cures’    { * From Friday – Doctors and researchers know and have known since 1925 that sugar feeds cancer cells. Starve the Cells – kill the cancer. Effective herbs and naturally occurring ingredients in some plants also shrink and eliminate most cancerous growths but this information is supressed by Big Pharmaceutical companies who do not care if theire stuff kills you, they want to make a profit on your suffering. The really questionable stuff comes from ‘Big Pharma’ and the the Doctors they pay to spread their lies.    —djo—   }

-djo’s Editor’s Pick- Sugar wars    { * From Friday: “White sugar, brown sugar, honey, juice? It’s all the same, nutritionally speaking.” * But what is significant here are the omissions: GMO modified sugars might even be ‘nutritionally’ as good as ‘Pure Cane Sugar’ BUT- the modified stuff will rot you from the inside out a lot quicker. GMO food is poison. *  —djo— }

 

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War Memorial

“Remembrance Day”

“Local / New Brunswick”

Death of Saint John man after ‘violent’ altercation deemed homicide   { * How many people have been accused of ‘suicide by police’ for not following orders they might not have understood? And- the Soviets locked up thousands in insane asylums for questioning their governmental authority, saying anyone who went up against their state was ‘obviously insane’  }

Brian Gallant faces more questions about politics and paving  {   }

Sackville RCMP seek ‘suspicious’ man who approached girl   {   }

Search for Dorothy Tucker continues near St Stephen   {   }

 

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AFN Candidates

Assembly of First Nations candidates.

“First Nations”

Three candidates for AFN National Chief   { * “Ghislain Picard, Perry Bellegarde and Leon Jourdaine are the three official candidates in the running to become the National Chief of the Assembly of First Nations, a position which Shawn Atleo resigned from in May amid some conflict.” *  —djo— }

>>——> Most Recent Articles Below this line <——<< 

-Video- Chemotherapy ruling  {  }

Rinelle Harper only one part of Winnipeg’s race divide  {  }

-Opinion- First Nations children not well served by chemotherapy ruling: Arthur Schafer  {  }

When 2 worlds collide, can they coincide? Unreserved this week  {  }

Rinelle Harper discharged from Winnipeg Hospital, recovering at home  {  }

>>>———> From Earlier This Week <———<<<

Family says ‘stress of court case over chemo for [ First Nations ] girl ‘uncalled for  {  }

Judge rejects application to take [ First Nations ] girl from family for chemo  {  }

Diabetes epidemic among indigenous Canadians, say front-line workers  { * Stay away from sugars and get a lot of exercise, Before your doctors warn you that you may be heading for Diabetes. *  —djo— }

Saskatoon lottery winner gives back to community  {  }

Dominion Diamond stops funding Lutselk’e archiving project  {  }

Saskatoon group trying to up the profile of restorative justice  {  }

2 Alberta First Nations file suit against site C dam project   {  }

Brian Bowman urges Winnipeggers to reach out to Rinelle Harper and family  {  }

Police dig up barn where Glenna Mae Breckenridge says her dad buried bodies in 1955  {  }

Internal document urges government to raise cap on aboriginal education  {  }

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Teen Rinelle Harper ‘left for dead after 2 attacks  { * – Two males have been charged with attempted murder after Rinelle Harper was twice attacked and “left for dead” during a violent assault on Winnipeg’s riverbank, police say. – *  —djo— }

Racism in Canada: Join our live chat Thursday at 6 pm CT  { * Too Late Now * }

‘It’s our story:’ N.W.T. Healing Film Festival Kicks off Sunday  {  }

-Exclusive- ‘Doctor’ treating First Nations girls says cancer patients can heal themselves  {  }

New police board chair backs murdered, missing women inquiry  {  }

Racism in hockey still hants Nova Scotia father  {  }

Amina Abu-Bakare says ‘walk together’ to end racism  {  }

-Opinion- Beware of assumptions and stereotypes in the Rinelle Harper case  {  }

-Updated- Attacked Winnipeg teen Rinelle Harper called a hero and fighter  { * And her parents say she remembers nothing of the attacks. *  —djo— }

Fort Good Hope elders go hungry due to delayed cheques  {  }

-Audio- Laurentian University hires more aboriginal professors in Sudbury  {  }

-Analysis- Racism still an uncomfortable truth in Canada: Duncan McCue  {  }

Regina artist teaches Prince Charles to make moose hide art  {  }

People on the Prairies less tolerant, CBC poll says  {  }

Eagle wing trafficking case to be heard in Lethbridge court  {  }

-Photos- Indigenous circumpolar women leaders descend on Yellowknife  {  }

Chrisma Denny’s family says society has ‘failed’ her  { * The family of a missing woman from Cape Breton believes she wouldn’t have disappeared if there was more support for homeless and aboriginal women. *  —djo—  }

-Opinion- First Nations contributions to WW I and WW II: Lest we forget  {  }

MANFF [Manitoba Association of Native Firefighters] loses federal funding: Flood evacuee, critics seek answers  { * -First Nations flood evacuees and those who help them say it’s about time that the Manitoba Association of Native Fire Fighters has lost its federal funding amid accusations about misspent money.- / Earlier: -An Aboriginal aid agency in charge of 2011 flood evacuees has been stripped of its federal funding effective immediately.- *  —djo—  }

Remembrance Day poem to be read in aboriginal language  {  }

Francis Pegahmagabow, unsung WW I hero, to get overdue recognition  {  }

‘Just move it’ gets P.E.I. aboriginal people physically active  {  }

Aboriginal Affairs short of cash for education, social programs: document  {  }

Jim Prentice, northern Alberta chiefs to discuss oilsands concerns  {  }

Police identify Rinelle Harper, 16, as victim of Midtown Bridge attack  {  }

Behchoko boy, 14, takes own life after bullying   {  }

B.C. First Nation considers growing medical marijuana on its reserve  {  }

-Opinion- Time for some serious thought about Inuvik’s future   {  }

-Updated- Missing Sask. teens believed found, being returned home  {  }

Clyde River supports Greenpeace petition against seismic testing  {  }

Adrienne Clarkson on why Canada’s multiculturalism works  {  }

Toronto rally ‘overwhelms’ struggling homeless First Nation house-builder  {  }

Australians share indigenous protected area strategies with N.W.T.  {  }

Christma Denny’s disappearance spurs postering campaign  {  }

Gary Moostoos rejects apology from City Centre mall manager  {  }

AFN national chief candidates address key issues in election  {  }

-Photos- Unreserved: The radio show in pictures, November 8  {  }

-Video- Mother glad Nunavut govenment is taking action following infant’s death  {  }

Manitoba Association of Native Firefighters loses federal funding  { * -An Aboriginal aid agency in charge of 2011 flood evacuees has been stripped of its federal funding effective immediately.- *  —djo—  }

Decorated First Nations vet Tommy Prince a Canadian hero  {  }

Shoal Lake no. 40 gets backing from IJC  {  }

Homeless woman fined for building her own home   {  }

Head of B.C. Missing Women Commission says no to national inquiry   { * “Wally Oppal, the commissioner of the British Columbia Missing Women Commission, is saying no to the possibility of a national inquiry into more than 1,100 missing and murdered aboriginal women in Canada.” * *** He says now is the time for action, not an inquiry. ***  —djo— }

-Feature- Nunavut put community’s health ‘at risk’ by mishandling nurse  { * -When a baby in a Nunavut hamlet died of a lung infection in 2012, questions arose about the nurse who allegedly failed to treat him. A CBC investigation reveals a history of complaints about the nurse and a government that refused to fire her.- *  —djo— }

-Video- Derek Nepinak calls for boycott of Sun Media, Winnipeg Sun newspaper  {  }

Minister of Child Services offers Onigaming support after suicides   {  }

Indigenous physician brings unique perspective to her practice  {  }

-8 Photos- Kinder Morgan pipeline: First Nations fight back with fish  {  }

 

{ We’ve left a lot of First Nations news on this page after it was taken down from the ‘aboriginal’ page at the CBC web site. & The ‘First Nations Page’ is actually called ‘Aboriginal’ on the CBC web site, but some First Nations object to that title, so we renamed it here.  —djo— }

 

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{ This is what still grabs me – from Twitter – We’re trying to trim this down, I wanted to delete these below and start fresh, but they seem a little too important to me right now.  ———djo——— }

11 steps to fascism

“11 steps to Fascism” I forgot where this came from. bad me.  —djo—

Orwell on war

“George Orwell Quote” = “If you draw your sword, you’ve been bought and sold by the dark side.” -djo-

 

quote

“Conspiracy Watch” was busy last week. This is one of a dozen similar quotes they posted. I’m not sure whether this was the original word for word phrase that may have been edited since Ben Franklin uttered it, or not. Wouldnt it be weird if we learned that many nuggets of wisdom we cherish were uttered in a drunken stupor? -djo-

{ – “Oh, Dang! There’s just too many good and topical tweets this morning. If we post them all here, we’ll never get to our Daily Schnarr-Fest.” –  —djo— }

 

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{   “Anyone who would give up a little liberty for a little security will deserve neither and lose both.” —Benjamin Franklin   }

{ “Any politician, police, military, or would be authoritarian of any stripe, who would capitalize on an event like yesterday’s in Ottawa: clearly does not deserve any respect at all, let alone the authority they demand.” — douglas j otterson }

 { Here’s a quote for you, not about yesterday and Ottawa but the philosophy applies: “The critical studies about #Ferguson in a decade will be fascinating. Because we are building this plane as we fly.” —deray mckesson }

 

{ “Banking establishments are more dangerous than standing armies” —Thomas Jefferson }

French Cartoon.

“What can one do to reduce the fear of terrorism?” / “Click!”

 

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Fracking linked to Alberta earthquakes, study indicates  { * – Carmen Langer had just left his bed to grab a drink of water when he felt his house northeast of Peace River, Alta., begin to shake. – “At first I thought I wasn’t feeling very good that day… and it was just my blood sugar, but no, it shook pretty good,” Langer said about the Nov. 2 incident.

– Moments after the shaking stopped, his neighbours were calling, asking if he had felt what they just felt. – “After a few minutes, I realized it was an earthquake,” Langer said. – There was a small earthquake on Nov. 2 in Peace River, just northeast of Peace River. The recently published study involving Alberta researcher Jeff Gu indicates fracking may trigger earthquakes in the province.  – Natural Resources Canada (NRC) registered a small, 3.0-magnitude earthquake that was “lightly felt” from Three Creeks to St. Isidor in northern Alberta at 11:14 p.m. MT. NRC said on its website there were no reports of damage, and that “none would be expected.” – Jeff Gu, a seismologist at the University of Alberta, said the earthquake could have been caused by shifting rock formations in the region — but added there could be another possible explanation. – “Certainly that region is not immune to earthquake faulting, but I would say having actual earthquakes in that area is relatively recent, relatively new,” he said. – Gu is one of three authors of a recently published study in the Journal of Geophysical Research, a peer-reviewed publication that looked at four years of earthquake data around Rocky Mountain House. The study concludes that waste-water injection into the ground is highly correlated with spikes in earthquake activity in the area. – It is the first study of its kind conducted in Canada that links industrial activity to induced earthquakes. – “The conclusion was that the industrial activities could, in some cases, potentially trigger or facilitate earthquake occurrences,” Gu said. – Alberta earthquakes increasing – Since 1985, fewer than 15 earthquakes above a 3.0 magnitude have been recorded anywhere in Alberta, according to the Alberta Geological Survey’s website. There has been an increase in earthquake activity since the 1960s, the organization says. – The Peace River earthquake is not the only one that has shaken the province in the past few months:

  • In October, a 2.7-magnitude quake was recorded about four kilometres southwest of Banff.
  • In August, a 4.3-magnitude earthquake was registered near Rocky Mountain House, causing about 500 customers in the area to lose power for several hours.

– Gu said the research into whether waste-water induction and fracking are related to earthquakes is still “really a work in progress.” –  “There has been more and more evidence, increasing evidence, in the last few years in particular — in Arkansas, in Texas and actually more recently here,” Gu said. – But he said there is nothing to fear right now. – “I’m not worried until we get a conclusive answer on whether these are caused by industry or not, whether they are naturally occurring,” Gu said. – Langer, however, is worried. – “With all the stuff that’s going on in my community, I’m feeling quite concerned about it,” he said. “We’re having all kinds of environmental problems in the community… Something has to give here.” – *  —djo—   }

 

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{ 10:10 pm EST — We are Ready to Rock and Roll —  — & Thanks again for your help again, Jim W, and  “—jda—“     ———djo——— }

Friday, 03 October, 2014 – CBC News Headlines:

Friday, 03 October, 2014  -( 58˚F / 14˚C – & cloudy right now  @ 8:45 am in Ithaca )-  { Headlines compiled by douglas j otterson }

Wild Pig?

A wild pig in Australia is credited with stealing 18 beers from campers, got drunk and picked a fight with a cow? >>—-> From Twitter

{ We’ve been doing this because we believe the CBC may be more honest and more respectable than Media in the U.S.A., & not a lot of people in the U.S. may know that or have access to anyone who might point them toward the CBC & their web site. }
{ & again, these are not links. If you want to read these stories, listen to sound clips, or see any video -if there is any video- go to CBC dot CA/news.— & You can also find a link to the web cast of the most recent broadcast of “The National” the CBC’s ‘flagship nightly newscast’ under the “Must Watch” heading on their main page. — Thanks. — & Jim W convinced me to take credit for this, above.  ———djo——— }

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Kenojuak Ashevak's "The Enchanted Owl"

Kenojuak Ashevak’s The Enchanted Owl, created in 1960, was featured on a Canadian stamp and has permeated Canadian culture. (West Baffin Eskimo Co-Operative Ltd./National Gallery of Canada)

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Lead Articles:

-Analysis- How ISIS and Syria drove a stake through the Arab Spring: Nahlah Ayed   {  }

Clashes break out between Hong Kong protesters, residents  {  }

Commons to vote on combat mission against ISIS Monday: PM   {  }

Patient being tested for Ebola in Toronto hospital   { “As a precaution” it says elsewhere.   —djo— }

Ebola vaccine doses promised to Africa remain in Canada   {  }

Could Ebola vaccine delay be due to an intellectual property spat?   { -Wouldn’t it be a son of a gun if badly needed vaccine was withheld because some corporation was afraid it might lose a couple dollars over ‘intellectual property’ issues?- If that’s really what’s going on here.  —djo— }

-Analysis- Brazil’s suddenly too-close-to-call presidential election   {  }

-Live Chat- The Ebola crisis in Africa   {  }

 

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“Offbeat”

‘Your breath smells like a fart’: Mean toddler video goes viral   { Yesterday they said it went ‘ultra-viral’ —djo— }

Orphaned polar bear cubs settling in at Winnipeg zoo   {  }

Converted ambulance to take couple to South America   {  }

-Repeat- Sabre discovery linked to decades-old murder mystery   {  }

 

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“Most Viewed”

Gang rape warning issued for St. John’s sex workers   {  }

Gone Girl: Film Review   { }

Doug Ford talks taxes, transit on CBC’s Metro Morning   {  }

Ebola test on patient in Toronto hospital a ‘precaution’   {  }

Justin Trudeau says PM ‘hasn’t even tried’ to make case for expanded Iraq role   {  }

[U.S.] teens accused of killing more than 900 chickens with a golf club   {  }

Nelson Hart’s Mr. Big appeals legal bills topped $553K   {  }

-14 photo slide show- The symbols of Hong Kong’s ‘umbrella revolution’   {  }

-Blog- Caffeinated underwear won’t help you lose weight, U.S. government confirms   {  }

 

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Bansky Mural

The mural by graffiti artist Bansky featured pigeons holding up signs directed at a more colourful bird. One banner reads ‘migrants not welcome’, while another reads ‘keep off our worms’. (Banksy.co.uk/AP Photo)

Other:

-Updated- Doug Ford talks race for mayor with CBC Toronto   {  }

NBC News cameraman diagnosed with Ebola in Liberia   {  }

Trudeau: Canada can’t just ‘whip out our CF-18’s’ for Iraq mission   {  }

Harper to reveal ISIS mission plan today ahead of Monday debate   {  }

Australia expected to join anti-ISIS airstrikes   {  }

Rob Ford cites 50/50 survival rate for his cancer, but stays optimistic   {  }

Celebrities in nude photo hack threaten Google with $100M lawsuit   {  }

Magnotta trial sees security footage showing Jun Lin’s final hours   {  }

Guilty: Red Scorpion gangsters convicted in Surrey 6 murders   {  }

-Video- Liberia’s health workers battled ‘unknown enemy’ in Ebola, president says   {  }

Eugenie Bouchard qualifies for WTA Finals later this month   {  }

-Must Watch- Rob Ford on cancer, the election   {  }

-Must Watch- How the U.S. man got Ebola   {  }

-Editor’s Pick- New pictures of Franklin expedition’s HMS Erebus   {  }

-Editor’s Pick- Meet the teen mastermind of Hong Kong’s ‘umbrella revolution’   {  }

-Repeat-Editor’s Pick- Kroger grocery chain allows guns   {  }

-Politics- Jason Kenney says no to easing new temporary foreign worker rules   {  }

-Politics- Delay in Iraq mission debate raises ire of Tom Mulcair, Justin Trudeau   {  }

-Politics- Quebec minister talks about possibly re-opening Constitution   {  }

-Business- Hard-hit loonie getting vote of confidence from central banks   { “The Loonie” is the Canadians’ own nickname for their one dollar coin, which features a loon, usually casually floating in place, on an implied lake. In at least one year’s special edition the loon taking off into flight.  }

-Business- Falling oil prices drive down TSX again   {  }

-Business- U.S. Sears dumps stake in Sears Canada   {  }

-Business- U.S. energy giant NRG buys Toronto-based solar firm   {  }

-Business- 23andme genetic testing service raises ethical questions   { Some people fear that governments might some day reveal that their dna is copyrighted or somehow become the ‘property’ of that government and then either tell its citizens that they cannot legally reproduce or dictate who they can and cannot reproduce with.  —djo }

-Health- Canadarm robotics technology performs breast cancer biopsies   {  }

-Arts & Entertainment- Bansky mural removed by embarrassed UK council   { The Mural is copied and pasted above this section.  }

-Arts & Entertainment- Imagine Dragons announced as Grey Cup headliners   {  }

-Technology & Science- Hong Kong protests: China may be spying with smartphone apps   { I mentioned yesterday that smartphone apps that the demonstrators were using were described as having apotential security problem. Looks like I might have been correct.  }

-Technology & Science- Pluto and beyond: Widening views of what makes a planet   {  }

-Technology & Science- Google announces project to get Canadian kids coding   { Google, after Wikileaks leaked information that the company is spying on everybody and turning information over to agencies like the NSA etc, wants to train your kids to be good little cyber spies? }

-Community- Facebook apologizes to drag queens over ‘real name’ policy   { *Facebook’s chief product officer has apologized to drag queens, transgender people and others in the LGBTQ community because its real-name policy caused their accounts to be shut down. -In a post on the social networking site, chief product officer Chris Cox extends his apology to “members of the LGBT community for the hardship that we’ve put you through in dealing with your Facebook accounts over the past few weeks.” – Last month, Facebook announced that its users would be mandated to use their legal names on profiles and suspended the accounts of userswho didn’t comply.  -Many of the drag performers and others whose accounts were disabled pledged to leave Facebook and join an emerging social media site called Ello.* —djo—}

 

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“Local / New Brunswick”

David Alward’s Tory deputy ministers face unclear future   {  }

NB Power eues cheaper refurbishment plan for Mactaquac dam   {  }

Moncton rooming house shut down by fire marshal   {  }

FIFA Moncton visit overshadowed by turf war   {  }

 

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“First Nations”

Google Enchanted Owl Doodle

Inuit Artist Kenojuak Ashevak was honoured by Google with this doodle on what would have beeh her 87th birthday.

-New- Kenojuak Ashevak gets posthumous birthday Google doodle   { “Google’s doodle pays tribute to Kenojuak Ashevak. The late Inuk artist, best known for her Enchanted Owl, would have turned 87 on Friday.”   —djo— }

Kellie Leitch announces $1.1M to prevent cyberviolence against women, girls   { “The federal government is spending $1.1 million to fund eight new projects to combat cyberbullying against women and girls, Status of Women Minister Kellie Leitch announced today.” —djo—  }

McMaster Hospital defends court action to treat aboriginal girl   { “McMaster Children’s Hospital in Hamilton is defending its plan to separate an aboriginal girl with cancer from her family so she can resume chemotherapy.”  —djo— }

Federal government to stop funding payments to Sask. Metis    { “The federal government says it is going to stop funding Metis Nation-Saskatchewan. – A letter dated Wednesday from Aboriginal Affairs Minister Bernard Valcourt said the group failed to hold an assembly by the end of September “due to ongoing internal governance issues.” – He said the group was required to do so under its funding agreement. – All payments are to be halted Nov. 1. – “It is my hope that Metis Nation-Saskatchewan finds a way to effectively and efficiently give the Metis people of Saskatchewan the governance that they deserve — one which is transparent, accountable and democratic,” Valcourt wrote in the letter addressed to the Metis group’s president, Robert Doucette. – “I also firmly believe that taxpayer dollars are to be used wisely and for the benefit of all Canadians.” – Calls to the Saskatoon office of Metis Nation-Saskatchewan were not answered. – Protesters picketed last year outside the office calling for Doucette’s resignation. At the time, the group’s vice-president said several council members were concerned about an overhaul of the group’s governance structure and that Doucette was acting secretive.”  —djo— }

N.W.T. Tlicho cancel fall caribou hunt, unable to find any   {  }

Ottawa committee approves rezoning on sacred aboriginal site   { “Dozens of people crowded into Ottawa’s planning committee meeting to weigh in on the future of a former industrial site on the Ottawa River in an area considered sacred to First Nations people.” & [*] Ottawa’s Planning Committee unanimously approved a rezoning request for the massive redevelopment of a former industrial site on the Ottawa River considered sacred to First Nations people.

[*] Windmill Development has plans to build condos, shops and offices on the former Domtar lands — a 37-acre property that include Chaudière and Albert Islands, as well as a large piece of shoreline on the Gatineau side of the Ottawa River. – Dozens of people crowded the planning committee meeting to weigh in on how to use the land. – Christopher Wong, a board member of the Odawa Native Friendship Centre, has his own vision, which includes returning the Chaudière Falls to their natural state. – “It would be nice to see the space and to see the falls freed — that would be the ultimate dream, to turn it into a green space, back to its original nature. That would be plan A,” he said. – “But plan B would be to work in partnership with Ottawa and the rest of Canada to make a mutual vision happen together.” – The president of the Fairlea Community Association echoed the need to restore the former industrial site to nature. – “We need a central park for Ottawa and Gatineau,” said Peter Stockdale,. “We’re losing an opportunity just by filling it up with some condos. We’re missing the possibility of restoring the number one tourist destination that the Chaudière Falls used to be.” – The matter will go to city council next week, and to Gatineau City Council later in October.” [* = quoted/copied & pasted. ] —djo— }

 

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{ 10:00 am = tried something different, held off most comments until typo check & coloring expedition — 10:45 am = Looks like I’m done >>—-> “Publish” <—-<<  ———djo——— }

Friday, 05 September, 2014 – CBC News Headlines –

Friday, 05 September, 2014  -( 68˚F / 20˚C & Clear skies in Ithaca @ 7:41 am )-

{ & again, these are not links. If you want to read these stories, listen to sound clips, or see any video -if there is any video- go to CBC dot CA/news. —Thanks. ———djo——— }

{ I’ve been doing this because I believe that the CBC may be more honest and more respectable than Media here in the U.S.A., AND not a lot of people in the U.S. may know that or have access to anyone who might point them toward the CBC & their web site. }

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Ballons being inflated to take to the sky-

Balloons getting ready to fly somewhere in New Brunswick this morning – Tweeted-

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Lead Articles:

-Analysis- NATO agrees to cheer for Ukraine, but not much more: Terry Milewski   {  }

NATO, Ukraine optimistic about potential ceasefire Friday   {  }

Vancouver School Bo.  pays $1.7M over student heart attack   {  }

Canada among 10-nation core coalition to battle ISIS   {  }

Canada preparing to send military advisers to Iraq: CBC   {  }

-Photos- TIFF 2014: Red carpet highlights from the opening gala for The Judge   {  }

-Analysis- Desperately seeking economic health in the era of free money: Don Pittis   {  }

 

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“Offbeat”

Biggest dinosaur ever? Scientists unveil ‘Dreadnoughtus’   {  }

Microbiome: Unique bacterial cloud follows you everywhere   {  }

Not ready for this jelly? New mushroom-shaped deep-sea animal baffles scientists   {  }

Deadmau5, Disney face off over ‘mouse ears’ logo   {  }

 

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“Most Viewed”

Joan Rivers dead in New York at 81   {  That’s stark- }

Joan Rivers: 5 of the comedian’s top zingers   { Might be a video? }

Police investigating Jackson Square security guard brawl   { “Police in Hamilton, Ontario, are searching for a group of people they say assaulted two security guards at Jackson Square mall on Monday.”  }

Canadian universities tackle campus rape culture after Frosh Week   {  }

Don’t blame us for that WestJet scam, airline says   { -WestJet says its brand is being used as part of a phone scam because of the company’s high profile.-   —djo— }

Caffeine in coffee a genetic quirk unrelated to chocolate or tea   {  }

-12 photo slide show- 2014 NATO summit in Wales   {   }

-Blog- Univeristy’s ‘Black Twitter’ study generates controversy   { “Described by Wikipedia as “a cultural identity on the Twitter social network focused on issues of interest to the black community, particularly in the United States,” the Black Twitter community is often credited with the creation of viral memes, trending hashtags, and most importantly, mobilizing attention around powerful sociopolitical issues.” <—-<< Link. }

 

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Other:

Why Canada must approach Ebola outbreak like a natural disaster   { That “must” puts my b.s. detector on high alert. }

Apple CEO says users will get more alerts to beef up security after photo scandal   {   }

‘A question of cost’: Why boys are less likely to get HPV vaccine   { Conservative MP Peter Kent wants to ‘rally’ for governments -I think he means provincial governments- to fund HPV vaccinations for boys. Alberta and P.E.I. already do that. The Member of Parliament was treated for nine months for tongue and throat cancer and says doctors convinced him that the vaccinations would be a good thing while they were treating him.   —djo— }

-Updated- Ukraine crisis:NATO preps rapid response force to ease Eastern Europe anxiety   {  }

Ageless Federer fights off 2 match points to reach U.S. Open semis   {  }

Legroom wars: “Knee defender” controversy ignites war of words online   { Here’s my volley: Regulate the airlines to make sure passengers are not crammed so tightly together that this kind of b.s. flares into an issue – This is nonsense – You (dear reader) should not be herded around by big business- They’re already manipulating you into believing that you’re not worth a living wage, don’t deserve the job you love doing, and should pay through the nose for stuff you don’t really want or need. —djo— }

Some parents donate $40-a-day compensation to B.C. teachers union.   { Bravo! Parents already deserve halos for taking on that job without any “How To-” manuals – and now they’re sensitive and generous enough to realize the teachers are fighting for their kids & are not the greedy monsters the government and media are trying to paint them as-  —djo— }

Oklahoma to hold off on executions until report’s recommendations met   {  }

Memorial held for missing Calgary boy presumed dead by police   {   🙁  }

-Editor’s Pick- TIFF 2014: 10 movies about music you should see   { I don’t like being told I ‘should’ or ‘must’ do, say, see or have anything.  —djo— }

-Editor’s Pick- Are NFL cheerleaders being exploited?   { I like the re-write on this headline. “Cheerleaders work for rich sports teams for free or less than minimum wage.”  —djo— }

Specialty TV channels more likely to fail amid CRTC-led shakeup   { “Every spring, the CRTC releases its report on the profits of Canadian specialty channels and television analysts pore over it to see who is making how much. – For years, the profits have been consistent and healthy. If you are lucky enough to run a Category A specialty station, meaning you were licensed before the rules changed in 2000, you’re doing pretty well. For example, in 2013, FoodTV had a profit margin of 53 per cent, HGTV’s profit margin was 58 per cent. Both Fashion Television and BookTV made $2.7 million in pre-tax profit, with less than one staff member assigned to each channel. – Life is sweet. But that’s about to change. – Specialty channels in Canada are facing a shakeup in their industry that will likely result in the death of at least a few of them and reduced profit margins for many others. Two issues are at play as the CRTC moves to reset television regulation in Canada: pick and pay and genre protection. – While, it’s not yet clear exactly how pick and pay will evolve, the CRTC has suggested a small basic package of local and educational channels, with everything else available à la carte. Bundles will still exist, but consumers will also have the option to buy one channel at a time. – Independent technology analyst Carmi Levy says it will be a different world.” }

-World- Fast-food workers across U.S. walk off the job in minimum wage protests   {  }

-Politics- What if Quebec had voted ‘Yes’ in the 1995 referendum?   {  }

-Politics- Former PMs, aboriginal leaders vow to fix ‘broken relationship’ in new pact   {  }

-Business- Northern Gateway pipeline unlikely to start up by 2018   {  }

-Business- Flu vaccine supplier GSK says it can’t fill all of its supply order   {  }

-Business- Home Depot offers credit monitoring amid card breach worries   {  }

-Health- Eating disorders cause more Canadian girls to be hospitalized   {   }

-Arts & Entertainment- 5 things you need to know about TIFF on Friday   {  }

 

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“Local / New Brunswick”

Education reform needs to adopt new technology, approaches   {  }

French immersion reform: Stop playing political football   {  }

Fugitive dentist from France arrested in Nackawic   {  }

Riverview house fire displaces 8 people   {  }

Education reform needs to shoot for the moon   {  }

Dominic Cardy vows leaner, less partisan government with NDP   {  }

 

Pretty good statue of a moose-

The chainsaw artist, Joel Palmer, wants his moose back. It was stolen from his display at the New Brunswick Exhibition in Fredericton.

Wooden Moose stolen from NBEX, says chainsaw artist   { “A chainsaw artist at the New Brunswick Exhibition in Fredericton is appealing for the return of one of his sculptures. – Joel Palmer, who is also known as “Swamp Bear,” says someone stole his wooden carving of a moose from his display area at the annual exhibition overnight on Sept. 1. – “Oh man, I’m devastated,” said Palmer. “I mean we put a lot of work into what we do here as artists. – “All of us are doing our best to put on a good show here for the community and for everybody. It’s sad that someone thinks it’s all fun and games to go steal something like that.” – The bull moose sculpture is about four feet high and four feet wide (1.2 m x 1.2 m) with detachable antlers.” }

 

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{ 9:45 am – Ready to check for Typos and do the colorization  10:10 am Pushing the “Publish” button.   ———djo——— }

Friday, 29 August, 2014 – CBC News Headlines –

Friday, 29 August, 2014  -( 65˚F / 18˚C & a few clouds over Ithaca @ 9:45 am ET )-

{ & again, these are not links. If you want to read these stories, listen to sound clips, or see any video -if there is any video- go to CBC dot CA/news. —Thanks. ———djo——— }

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{ I’ve been doing this because I believe  that the CBC may be more honest and more respectable than Media here in the U.S.A., AND not a lot of people in the U.S. may know that or have access to anyone who might point them toward the CBC & their web site. }

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{ *** BBC RADIO- British Prime Minister, David Cameron, reports that the British are raising their Security Levels to ‘Severe’ because of news from Iraq and Syria. They are saying that Islamic Terrorists are more likely to attack Britain than ever before.  – Russian President Vladimir Putin believes that Ukrainian action in Eastern Ukraine is reminiscent of Nazi actions during World War II. Ukrainians say the same things about Russian actions near their borders. NATO is saying that,  if Ukraine asks to join NATO, they will almost certainly accept.  *** Lots of alarms are going off in my head —djo— }

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A lot of smoke over a town in Iceland.

Photo of an Icelandic Volcano Eruption – from April of 2010

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Lead Articles

Calgary brothers join ranks of Canadians fighting for ISIS   {  }

Tour bus with  56 on board crashes near Merritt, B.C.   {  }

Canada’s economy grows at 3.1% in Q2: Stats Can   {  }

Number of Syrian refugees up to 3M, up by 1M [from] a year ago: UN  {  }

Bouchard, Raonic advance to 3rd round at U.S. Open   {  }

-Updated- Pro-Russian rebels in control of key Ukrainian coastal town   { * When the love of my life saw footage of Russian tanks entering Ukraine on television news last night, along with a headline scrawling across the bottom of the screen, “1,000 Russian troops in Ukraine, 20,000 more near border.” She said, “I knew this was coming, but I don’t want to watch this.” ———Jim W——— }

-Updated- Iceland aviation warning raised to ‘red’ after small volcanic eruption   { * They’ve been trying to brace us for this for at least a week. I think I’d want to have somebody I can trust beyond a doubt tell me whether there actually is anything going on in Iceland. It’s not good when you can’t trust that the news you’re being fed isn’t pure b.s. being flashed in front of your eyes so the bad guys can herd you around like sheep being led to the slaughter. —djo— }

Is it time for higher speed limits?   {  }

-New- Telecom giants to exclude seniors, veterans from paper bills fees   { * So yesterday’s numbers about the high cost of paper billing was step one and this is step two? —djo— }

 

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“Offbeat”

Canada’s premiers pose like it’s 1864 in Charlottetown   {  }

Calgary man fights off coyote in living room with vacuum   { * I’ve seen our reporter, Jim W, scare his oversized Labrador Retriever into running for cover with his tail between his legs just by turning on his vacuum cleaner-   —djo— }

Hello Kitty is not a cat, according to Sanrio   {  }

Canada’s NATO delegation mocks Russia on Twitter with cheeky ‘geography lesson’   { * Since when is acting like a junior high school bully “offbeat news”? —djo— }

 

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“Most Viewed”

{ The top three articles in this category are already listed above —djo— }

B.C. tour bus crashes on Coquihalla Highway: 43 injured, 5 critically   {  }

Sunwing Flight 656: Why passengers are unlikely to win damages due to unruly fliers   {  }

Joan Rivers ‘resting comfortably’ says comedian’s daughter   { Joan Rivers’ heart was restarted after it stopped during a medical procedure. —djo— }

2 men fighting for their lives after 2 overnight stabbings   { These stabbings took place outside of two different bars in Ottawa.   —djo— }

People under umbrellas walking in a street.

Canada’s provincial premiers and historic re-enactors walk to their morning meeting during the Council of the Federation summit in Charlottetown, P.E.I.

Premiers’ meeting: When the premiers gather, it’s all family dynamics   { * Calling the Prime Minister of Canada a ‘Father Figure’ might be a stretch- but the provincial premiers are not happy that Stephen Harper is off in the north enjoying photo ops and not coming to their table. “Why isn’t the Parent coming to the table to talk to us? The Parent owes us money. He’s not the boss of me!” <—-<< That’s a quote, but they don’t give anyone credit for it. —djo— }

-Photo slide show- 11 photos- Hurricane Marie brings big surf to Pacific coast   {  }

-Blog- B.C. hospital’s breastfeeding plan troubles CBC readers   {  }

 

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Other

Household spending drives Canada’s economic growth in 2nd quarter   {  }

How to reset kids’ sleep schedules for back-to-school   {  }

Researchers aim to solve ‘mystery’ of Canada’s starving gannets   { Gannets are seabirds. Along the coast of Southern Newfoundland, many chicks are starving to death while their parents struggle to find food. Scientists are worried.   —djo— }

-Analysis- Beijing’s warning to Hong Kong’s democracy movement: Patrick Brown   {  }

Canada sends plane to rescue Ebola scientists from Sierra Leone   {  }

Malaysia Airlines cuts 30% of workforce after 2 air disasters   {  }

-Audio- Baby giant South American river turtles talk to each other from inside eggs   {  }

-Must Watch- Japanese artist projects expressions on human face   {  }

-Must Watch- Eagle high-tails it after rescue   { “With a parting swipe at her friendly jailer-doctor and without so much as a ‘by-your-leave,’ bird flies out on her hospital bill” * The part that worries me is the idea that somebody might think of charging the eagle for her medical attention.  —djo— }

-Must Watch- Waves from above  { * They’ve posted an aerial view of a surfer in Malibu, California taking advantage of big swells churned up by Hurricane Marie. * I don’t remember hearing about a single hurricane effecting the West Coast of the U.S. when I was growing up. Is this something that just started happening? Or did they not call them hurricanes until recently?  —djo— }

Wine, spirits to move more easily between B.C., Saskatchewan   { * There were a couple headlines during the past week that told us it is easier for beer, wine and whiskey to be sold in other countries than across provincial borders.  —djo— }

Premiers want more funds for health, infrastructure from Ottawa   {  }

NB premier David Alward says Justin Trudeau is wrong about fracking   { * But I’m telling you that scientists who studied fracking say there is no way to make the process safe. Alward says Justin Trudeau is ten years behind the times when he says that there should be a moratorium on fracking until a proper scientific study has been conducted. Alward says the studies have already been conducted. But he is lying to your face when he says scientists say it’s safe. “No safeguards currently tested can protect our water supplies after an area has been fracked.”   —djo— }

Regulator battles telecom companies over ‘pay-to-pay’ billing fees   { * So yesterday, somebody said that paper billing is a waste that costs $500M too much a year. Today there’s an article saying that telecom companies want to exclude seniors and veterans from being charged extra fees for ‘paper billing’. & ” Canada’s big telecom companies say they will keep charging customers additional fees for producing and mailing paper bills, with some exceptions. – The announcement came after executives from nearly a dozen major telecom companies — including Bell, Rogers and Telus — met with the Canadian Radio-television and Telecommunications Commission (CRTC) for an all-day meeting in Gatineau, Que. – The companies said they would exempt these groups from paper billing (pay-to-pay) fees:

  • Seniors.
  • Individuals with disabilities.
  • Military veterans.
  • Customers with no internet connections.

man with cellphone at his ear in front of a sing that says "Rogers"

Rogers cable is one of the companies charging extra fees for printing and mailing bills to their customers.

– But in a statement released after the meeting, regulators say that doesn’t go far enough. – CRTC chair Jean-Pierre Blais said “many Canadians who will not benefit from the exemptions will be disappointed with the outcome so far.”- A consumer advocacy group says Canadians are paying hundreds of millions of dollars a year in paper bills from telecom companies. This week, telecom giants said they would exclude seniors, veterans and certain other groups from such fees, but the CRTC says that’s not good enough. (CBC)  – Blais also praised the four companies — Cogeco Cable, MTS Allstream, SaskTel and Shaw Communications — that have opted not to charge for paper fees, saying “Canadians should keep this in mind when they select service providers.”  —djo— }

 

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“Local” / “New Brunswick”

 Air quality problems dog Irving’s oil-by-rail terminal   { * Sounds like they’re trying to promote the Energy East Pipeline by saying the current system is worse and harms the air quality around the terminal. Last night somebody tweeted and re-tweeted a poster that says Canadians will not be processing any oil sent from Alberta to Saint John, New Brunswick, but will export it in huge tankers to other countries where they will do the processing and they will see their people employed. —djo—  }

 3 New Brunswickers in Alaskan plane crash expected to fully recover   { * And Alaskan Health Care ‘Professionals’ expect to cash in on the Canadians’ emergency health care.  —djo— }

Education needed to break child poverty cycle, says Saint John mother   {  }

-Opinion- Doctors offer prescription for health-care reform   {  }

Herménégilde Chiasson: Artists must be supported   { *** Herménégilde Chiasson is the province of New Brunswick’s  former lieutenant governor and a prominent Acadian poet and playwright. He calls arts a ‘centre of innovation’. Meanwhile, last night on television news they covered an event in which quite a few artists donated paintings, statues and other objects d’art to an auction that is supporting a couple anti-fracking groups’ legal funds. I don’t think the sitting conservative provincial government will be very happy about that.  ———Jim W—– }

 -New- Cap-Pelé residents have mail stolen   { “RCMP are investigating after someone stole a community mailbox in Cap-Pelé and all of the residential mail that was inside”  —djo— }

Research links clam behaviour to climate change   {  }

Saint John police search for missing 15-year-old boy   {  }

 

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{  12:19 pm typing done.  Another super busy day ahead, I’ll post this colorized at 12:30 pm and check back later for updates ———djo——— }

 

 

 

 

Wednesday, 27 August, 2014 – CBC News Headlines –

Wednesday, 27 August, 2014  -( 72˚F / 22˚C & clear skies over Ithaca @ 8:45 am ET )-

{ & again, these are not links. If you want to read these stories, listen to sound clips, or see any video -if there is any video- go to CBC dot CA/news. —Thanks. ———djo——— }

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{ I’ve been doing this because I believe  that the CBC may be more honest and more respectable than Media here in the U.S.A., AND not a lot of people in the U.S. may know that or have access to anyone who might point them toward the CBC & their web site. }

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Photo of 'donut holes' in a hamburger bun

Chocolate glazed Tim Bits in a hamburger bun?

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“Lead Articles”

Premiers sit down with aboriginal leaders in P.E.I.   {  }

Veterans groups say Ottawa spends too much on remembrance   { Another headline pointing to the same article says Ottawa spends too much time remembering old wars. }

American who fought alongside extremists killed in Syria   {  }

Israel-Hamas ceasefire holding after 7 weeks of fighting   { 🙂 Yay! }

Canada pulls 3 Ebola lab workers pulled from Sierra Leone   {  }

B.C. education minister to meet with teachers’ union president   { “Last night’s crawl on CBC Network News said Striking B.C. teachers took out an ad offering day care services.”  —Jim W— }

Freed U.S. journalist thankful for efforts to release him   {  }

WHO scientist infected with Ebola in Sierra Leone moved to German as Canadian colleagues pulled   {  }

Big wave crashing during storm.

‘Enormous waves breaking’ in South Wales last January (AP News Photo-Ben Birchall Photographer)

-New- [Climate Change] likely already dangerous, may be irreversible, IPCC says   { “IPCC” = ‘Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change’ The actual headline on the CBC page called it ‘Global warming’ The headline on the page with the article itself called it Climate change.  }

Learn which cities may get NHL expansion teams   {  }

Vancouver’s racist real estate titles reveal city’s dark history   {  }

-Analysis- The ‘10,000-hour’ rule revisited: Why practice may not make perfect   { “When author Malcolm Gladwell proposed that practicing a certain task for around 10,000 hours can lead to success, he gave hope [to] wannabe Bill Gateses and Tiger Woodses, and dashed the dreams of millions of slackers. But a new study might give the terminally lazy some hope.” }

 

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“Offbeat”

Thigh bone on Mars? Curiosity rover snaps strange photo   {  That strange photo has been around for a couple days. CBC must have wanted to check to make sure it wasn’t hoaxed by someone with a little bit of photo shop knowledge. }

Archeologists discover Labrador’s 1st snowmobile   { A Model T Ford was converted to ride through snow on skis for an expedition to Labrador and was abandoned in 1928. }

Old Photo of a converted Ford Model T

Modified Fort Model T. This may be the vehicle that was recovered by Archeologists.

Spat over reclining seat diverts U.S. airliner   { Security people at airports and aboard planes do not have any sense of humour when it comes to anything like this. }

Watch a Waterloo student solve a Rubik’s Cube in 12 seconds   {  }

 

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Royal baby law stands as court dismisses Catholic challenge   { Bryan Teskey of Ontario tried to ask the courts to strike down a rule prohibiting Catholics from ascending to the Throne, arguing that that law violates the charter of rights and privileges. Ontario’s top court told him he can’t challenge a royal succession law that he says discriminates against his religion. }

Arizona gun instructor dead after 9-year-old accidentally shoots him   { The 9-year-old is a girl and she was holding an Uzi. }

Cougar killed after attack on teen hiker in Waterton Park   {  }

Saint Mary’s University frosh chant: SMU changes to start school   { A more easily understood headline reads, “How the Saint Mary’s University chant video is changing frosh week“. }

Iceland volcano rocked by new quakes, stirring eruption fears   { I believe it was last week when there was a premature report that the eruption had started. }

‘Heavy’ pot smoker wins trafficking-related case on personal use defence   {  }

-Photo Slide Show- Gaza Conflict: Hamas-Israel ceasefire announced   { There are 21 photos you can click to browse through. }

-Blog- -New- Rogers, Shaw streaming service Shomi divides CBC readers   { “Rogers and Shaw [ Canadian Cable Providers ] announced the launch of a new video-on-demand streaming service called Shomi to rival Netflix, but many CBC readers wonder if it can compete.” }

 

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“Other”

-Analysis- Sex workers not invited to Peter MacKay’s justice roundtables   { The Supreme Court told the Parliament to write new laws governing prostitution. It is not illegal to be a ‘Sex worker’, but they’ve tried to make it illegal for anyone to employ the services of one. Peter MacKay has been criticized for the ‘sexist’ tone of his Mothers’ and Fathers’ Day messages to federal employees and also for his snarky remarks about an ex girlfriend. }

-New- 120 quakes rock Iceland’s rumbling volcano   { If I was there, I would take this a not at all subtle hint that it was time to ‘get out of Dodge’. }

Rebels enter key government-held Ukrainian town, mayor says   {  }

‘The worst thing we can do is stay idle’: Calls mount for missing women inquiry   { “Last night’s CBC Network News channel had two streaming crawl headlines: One was that the Premiers in Prince Edward Island for their conference were talking about this issue, ‘Missing and Murdered [especially First Nations’] Women] & the second crawl immediately following that first one was something to the effect that, ‘Police Chiefs reject Missing Women Inquiry as a Priority’-”  —Jim W— }

Tories tout ‘traditional family values’ in message to party members   { *Which brings me to the question, “How can you justify destroying those families’ quality of life through fracking, deforestation and the incredible freakin mess you’re making in the oil sands region as ‘sticking up for traditional family values’? <—-<< My Opinion  —djo— }

-Must Watch- Foam covers military base    { “Fire suppression foam covers Black Hawk helicopters after it was accidentally released during an alarm system test at an Army National Guard base in Oklahoma”  -they almost never include periods at the end of their sentences. }

-Must Watch- Super wooly sheep   { ‘A sheep in Australia named ‘Shaun’ is carrying an estimated 25 kg of wool’ -25 Kilograms is more than 55 pounds- }

How the Burger King deal could change Tim Hortons   { “The CEO of Tim Hortons believes this merger might help them ‘crack the U.S. Market and expand into the U.S.A.’ – On the CBC Network News last night the head of Tim Hortons said they would keep all their employees and not change their menu. A very nice woman who works at my nearest Tim Hortons is anxious about what may be coming anyway”  —Jim W—  }

Cameco issues lockout notices at 2 uranium facilities   { Labour-management negotiations are not going well, the Union gave a strike notice for Saturday night. So the company issued a lockout order for the same time, over ‘safety issues’ at a uranium mine and a mill, both in Saskatchewan.  }

Christine Lagarde, IMF chief, in French corruption probe   { Viva La France! }

National Bank profit up 10%   { National Bank is Canada’s 6th largest bank. *”Banking establishments are more dangerous than standing armies,” -Thomas Jefferson*. }

Stephen Harper raises spectre of Russian threat in Arctic speech to troops   { *& Loving parents everywhere should warn their children about creeps like Stephen Harper trying to tell them what to think and how to feel about anything during their lives.* —djo*** }

N.L. fossil shows earliest evidence ever of animals with muscles   {   }

Apple reportedly rolling out larger iPads amid sales slump   { Apple has been doing stuff like changing the adapter connections so old adapters don’t fit newer computers in order to boost their sales? I expected better from Apple. }

Neil Young files for divorce after 36 years of marriage  { *I feel sad for both Neil and his partner. 🙁  }

Miley Cyrus’s MTV VMA date wanted by police  { On one hand, I’m not surprised, on the other- it must be tough to be a ‘celebrity’ and never have any privacy at all. }

Nail polish that detects date rape drugs proves controversial   { A group of male undergraduate engineering students developed a nail polish that will change colours when it comes in contact with date rape drugs such as Rohypnol, Xanax and GHB. A woman can discretely stir a drink with her finger and if the nail polish changes colour, she can know better than to drink the stuff. Some anti rape activists think that this actually reinforces the date rape culture and other measures would be a better idea. They believe that the idea that it is okay to take advantage of somebody who is drunk needs to be removed from our cultures. Statistics say that 1 in 5 women going to University or College will be the victim of an attempted or completed sexual assault during her time there. 1 in 17 Canadian women will be attacked sexually at some time in their lives – & there’s a 70% chance the attacker will be someone the woman knows.- —In the 1970’s a study said that 4 out of 5 women in the U.S. Armed Forces were attacked sexually while there. The attitude back then was ‘If they don’t want it rough- why did they join?’ Let’s hope this gets a lot better. }

 

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“Local” / “New Brunswick”

Brian Gallant defends stance on natural resource jobs   { Brian Gallant is the ‘leader’ of the Liberal Party on the provincial level in New Brunswick. The Liberals want a moratorium on shale gas development [*good*] but do support the Energy East Pipeline, a proposed conversion of the existing 3,000 kilometer natural gas pipeline and adding 1,400 more kilometres to the pipeline to carry crude oil from Alberta to Saint John, New Brunswick. Estimated cost would be $12-billion, and has not yet received regulatory approval. The sitting Premier, Progressive Conservative David Alward, has been mocking Brian Gallant’s stance on the pipeline, saying, “You can’t support the pipeline if you don’t support what’s in it.” *** Perspective: In his book ‘The Energy Non-Crisisby Lindsey Williams -the Baptist Missionary and ‘Honorary Officer’ of the Exxon Corporation reported that, in a speech in Alaska, a top Exxon official told all the corporate supervisors and managers, who were required to be at this top level meeting, and who made sure that  Pastor Williams came along to this meeting because they were told “All Supervisors and Managers must be there” -“There is no oil shortage, there never has been any oil shortage, and with what we know now, there never will be an oil shortage – We are pumping enough Natural gas back into the ground up here [in Alaska] to power the whole East Coast for Free for at least 3 years.” After Pastor Williams began telling people what he’d heard, upper management had the manager who made sure that Pastor Williams was at that speech fired – and he was so happy to be fired that he helped supply Pastor Williams with details for his book. -Read it!- And tell David [bleeping] Alward we don’t need his [bleeping] fracking! *** <—-<< That was my opinion. —djo— }

Dieppe family from Tunisia facing deportation   {  }

Role of hospitals must be reviewed, health expert says   {  }

Moncton family’s anti-PC flyers don’t break election rules   { There is a photo with this article on the page devoted to this article. The flyer shows three senior citizens and says “Vote NO to DAVID ALWARD’S Senior Care Policy” the flyer was distributed to 90,000 households last week. According to Elections New Brunswick, it did not violate any campaign finance rules. The photo is credited to “BeingBlocked.com”. }

 

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{ 12:46 pm – First Typing Done – Ready to colorize and check for typos –     1:55 pm After a couple distractions, finally finished and ready to hit the “Publish” button.   ———djo——— }

 

 

 

 

Tuesday, 26 August, 2014 – CBC Headline News –

Tuesday, 26 August, 2014  -( 63˚F / 17˚C & overcast in Ithaca @ 8:30 am ET )-

{ & again, these are not links. If you want to read these stories, listen to sound clips, or see any video -if there is any video- go to CBC dot CA/news. —Thanks. ———djo——— }

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“Lead Articles”

Former Tory cabinet minister Marcel Masse dead at 78   {  }

Ukraine says its forces have captured 10 Russian soldiers   {  }

Ukrainian, Russian president meets for talks in Belarus   {  }

U.S. begins surveillance flights targeting ISIS in Syria   {  }

Israel bombs 2 high rises in Gaza after buildings evacuated   {  }

Burger King confirms it will buy Tim Hortons for $11B   { & How a Burger King deal could change Tim Hortons & Tim Hortons, Burger King could base burger chain in Canada & – in the ‘Business’ section it says they ‘would base burger business in Canada’ – *”Last night’s television news reported that Burger King wants their Headquarters in Canada because their U.S. Corporate tax rate is 40% and in Canada that would be 26%” – Jim W }

Killer Russel Williams settles 2 lawsuits with some victims   {  }

Police update expected on break-in at home of Liberal Leader Justin Trudeau   {  }

 

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“Offbeat”

Japanese tennis player terrorized by bee at U.S. Open   {  }

Moose on the loose gets stuck in Siemens office in Dresden   {  }

 

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“Most Viewed”

2014 Emmys: Breaking Bad , Modern Family named top shows   {  }

Leonardo DiCaprio nominates Stephen Harper to do ice bucket challenge   {  }

ISIS by the numbers: How big, strong and rich the militant organization may be   {  }

B.C. couple’s lifelong dream of epic sailing ends in N.L.   { & “-Updated- B.C. sailors get hitched on long, long ‘dream’ trip to Newfoundland” }

Pierre-Hugues Boisvenu told to apologize after dating his Senate staffer   { He’s a Conservative ,a similar headline farther down the page says so. }

Love-bombing the Scots, the world’s politest independence fight   {  }

 

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“Other”

Bryan Cranston, Breaking Bad enjoy huge night at 2014 Emmys   {  }

-Updated- Shelling rocks southeastern Ukraine town   {  }

-Blog- ‘Stand up for your collective rights,’ anonymous email urges Tory Hill staffers   { After the ‘Tory MP’ got caught dating his staffer. }

Trade a hot topic ahead of premiers’ meeting in Charlottetown   {  }

Picket signs at B.C. teachers' picket lines.

“Locked Out” & “Better Support for Kids” picket signs at B.C. Teachers picket line.

B.C. teachers’ strike: morale fades as school year looms   { “Teachers face financial hardship as many lose hope school will be back in session next week”
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Alberta PC leadership candidate apologizes for $20K cellphone bill   { But I bet the cellphone company didn’t apologize for overcharging its customers-  }

Actress as visual candy?

“Sofia Vegara on the turntable at the Emmys” / Actress as visual candy?

-blog- SofiaVergara sexist turntable stunt at Emmy Awards angers viewers   { She did not look comfortable as she stepped up onto the thing, the audience cheered when her back was turned toward them. }

Amazon buys Twitch for almost $1B US   { “Online retailer Amazon will pay more than $1 billion US for Twitch Interactive, Inc., a streaming website where users watch other people play video games, the companies announced on Monday.” }

U.S. new home sales drop 2.4% to 412,000 annual rate   {  }

‘Super-material’ graphene subject of new Ontario development centre   {  }

Valeant buys dermatology drugs from Valeo Pharma fo $25M   {  }

‘Smart’ lighting system provides surveillance at U.S. airports   { ‘Smart’ meters + ‘Smart’ appliances + ‘Smart’ lighting = ‘Smart’ is beginning to sound like ‘Bad News’. }

Mouse stem cell study sees functioning organ grown in animal for 1st time   {  }

Pluto-bound spacecraft passes Neptune on Voyager 2 anniversary   {  }

British embassy apologizes for cheeky tweet commemorating White House burning   {  }

Cap-and-trade carbon plans slash health costs: MIT study   { “Bullshit”- says a blogger at an internet café. -not me, but I did report it to you.-  —djo— }

The folly of quarantine, especially for diseases like Ebola   {  }

 

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“Local”  /  “New Brunswick”

Health reform debate must go beyond spending, analyst says   { “deserves ‘adult conversation’ ” in another headline. }

J.P. Lewis says New Brunswick voters seduced with ‘tasty tidbits’   { “Well- ‘Duh’!” Voters everywhere are seduced with well researched sound bytes appealing to their most cherished issues. }

Parties pledge job through roads, education, ports and food   { If a politician opens his or her mouth and the word, ‘jobs’ – or ‘leadership’ or any one of a dozen other hot button issues’ buzz words- pop out – You should plug your ears and run away screaming. They’re planning to lie in your face and rape your body, mind, soul and spirit. }

 

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{ 9:29 am – preliminary headlines typed – Ready to rock and roll at 10:17 am  ———djo——— }

Saturday, 23 August, 2014 – CBC News Headlines –

Saturday, 23 August, 2014  -( 67˚F / 19˚C & hazy/overcast in Ithaca @ 12:00 pm ET )-

{ & again, these are not links. If you want to read these stories, listen to sound clips, or see any video -if there is any video- go to CBC dot CA/news. —Thanks. ———djo——— }

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Icelandic volcano photo

Iceland raised its aviation alert to the highest level today believing the Bardabunga volcano is about to blow.

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“Lead Stories”

Iceland issues volcano red alert, eruption imminent   { Iceland raised its aviation alert for the volcano to the highest level of red on Saturday, indicating an eruption that could cause “significant emission of ash into the atmosphere.” Red is the highest alert warning on a five-point scale. 11:08 AM ET }

Russian aid trucks begin to leave Ukraine   {  }

Boat with 200 migrants sinks off  coast of Libya: official  {  }

Suicide attacks on Iraqi gov’t buildings leave 17 dead   {  }

Family prepares for slain Manitoba teen’s funeral on Saturday   {  }

Beyond condemnation: How has Canada joined the fight in Iraq?   { There’s a photo of P.M. Harper pointing his finger.  [ caption:  >>—-> “Prime Minister Stephen Harper’s government has used strong words to condemn ISIS atrocities in Iraq. But the actions to date have been limited. (Adrian Wyld/Canadian Press)”  ] Followed by the next quote:  >>—-> “What I think Canada needs to do, most important in terms of changing the dynamics, is to provide humanitarian aid now, because it’s needed now — not weeks from now or months from now — it’s needed right now for people who are suffering and have been the victims of barbaric acts,” New Democrat Peter Julian said Thursday on CBC News Network’s Power and Politics. “I think Canada could do much more,” he said. }

Ivory Coast closes western borders over Ebola threat   { *Holy Cow! I think we went all of yesterday without a single new headline featuring the word ‘Ebola’- Looks like that couldn’t last – }

 

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“Offbeat”

'Certain U.S. states call them 'juneberries' Canucks call them 'Saskatoon berries'.

‘Certain U.S. states call them ‘juneberries’ Canucks call them ‘Saskatoon berries’.

Saskatoon berry gets name change in U.S.   { “In Michigan and Minnesota, the delicious berry is known as the juneberry, which is what the variety found in the northeast U.S. is called. – Researchers at Cornell University found that Americans loved the taste of Saskatoon berries, but the name didn’t resonate as well as juneberry. To capitalize on their thirst for the small purple berries, some U.S. marketers are asking Canadian growers to change their labelling.” – * Now, personally, there are a couple of us who would like citizens of the U.S.of A. to stop calling themselves ‘Americans’, as if they were the only ones on both continents that mattered, and maybe opt for something like ‘USAtians’ *But of course, that’s off topic. 😉 }

Watermelon warriors vs ‘tame and childish’, designer pans CFL jerseys   { ‘CFL’= Canadian Football League. Besides a poll on what you might think of the Blue Bomber’s new uniforms, there’s a ‘click-to-change-photo slide show. The Winnipeg Blue Bombers are criticized for having wimpy looking uniforms. While the Saskatchewan Rough Riders’ ‘Watermelon Warrior’ Jerseys win approval – If you’re really interested, the slide show on their page might just be worth looking at. }

Smart grizzly bears can use tools to solve problems   { Yes, but why don’t more ‘smart’ humans learn to remain cool and use their higher minds to solve their problems? }

Rendering of a football uniform

“Rough Riders’ Watermelon Warrior” uniform design.

Saskatoon girls go to school of rock   { “Some new Joan Jetts and Lady Gagas could be in the making.”& “During the week-long summer program girls age 7 to 13 learn to play an instrument, form a band and write a song to be showcased at the end of the week.”  }

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

7-13 year-old girls leanring to play like rock stars.

Summer School for future rock stars?

 

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“Most Viewed”

ISIS atrocities in Iraq: What’s Canada’s next move?   {  }

Wynne slams Harper over missing, murdered aboriginal women comments   { P.M. Harper said, ‘We should not view this as sociological phenomenon.’  – Ontario Premier Kathleen Wynne says ‘it’s outrageous’ for Prime Minister Stephen Harper to say there’s not a systemic aspect to crimes involving missing and murdered aboriginal women. }

Man dead after Elgin street stabbing outside bars   {  }

Alberta’s cloud-seeding pilots see 2nd busiest year in 20 years    { Another wording of this was ‘Hail-busting pilots in Alberta see 2nd busiest season in 20 years‘ }

Adrienne Sweat angry after autistic son’s head caught in bus   { *I’m not sure why they named her, but: ‘Adrienne Sweat and her five-year-old son Liam live near Grandview Park on Commercial Drive. The two were headed home yesterday when they decided to take a bus instead of walking 12 blocks.’ – The Vancouver mother is angry and frustrated with Translink after she says her autistic son’s head was caught in the door of a bus. She says the bus driver’s actions should be investigated because it’s important drivers are “watching out” and “paying attention.” }

-blog- Clothing line for people with Down Syndrome finds success on Kickstarter   { For those who never heard of Kickstarter, it’s a on-line service where people who believe they have a marketable idea can go and see if they can interest investors in supporting the development of those products or projects. }

 

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“Other”

-Photos- The week in pictures, Aug. 16-23   {  }

Egypt calls for open-ended ceasefire to stop Gaza violence   {  }

James Moore ‘impatient’ with provincial trade barriers   { “Industry Minister James Moore says the provinces haven’t done enough to remove barriers blocking inter-Canadian trade.” / Jim W’s comment: >>—> ‘A televised report a couple days ago said it’s easier for people from some provinces to get their products exported to other countries than to have those same products shipped to some other provinces within Canada.’ }

Andrew Wiggins trade nearly official, Canadian will be rare top pick traded   { -Basketball?- Canadian Andrew Wiggins, reportedly has been traded from the Cleveland Cavaliers to Minnesota. ‘He would become just the second No. 1 overall draft pick to be traded without playing a game for the team that drafted him since the ABA, NBA merged in 1976.’ }

‘My big Jewish nose’ essay by Calgary woman sparks controversy   {  }

Saskatchewan might have followed Quebec sovereignty’s lead   { – If Quebec went independent from Canada Sakatchewan might have followed.- }

Elevated selenium levels found in fish near Mount Polley mine spill   { And the New Brunswick government wants New Brunswickers to believe something like that can’t happen in New Brunswick? }

Monarch butterfly population set to rise this year    {  }

Possible Ebola patient quarantined at Montreal hospital   {  }

New PTSD diagnosis could tax resources, CF member says   { “CF” = Canadian Forces, the Canadian Military. Several recent suicides and the news that Canadian Veterans face a six month wait to get any help when diagnosed with Post Traumatic Stress Disorder have a lot of people demanding better care for Veterans who put their lives on the line for Canada and the world. Sounds like the government doesn’t want to spend enough money to make sure their vets get the care they need. }

Roaming rates, liveable Canadian cities & tattoo regrets: BUSINESS WEEK WRAP   {  }

Retailers beware: Homeland security says cash registers susceptible to data theft   {  }

Janet Yellen tells Jackson Hole job numbers are harder to decipher   {  }

Luka Magnotta film pulled from Montreal film festival   { Luka Magnotta is accused of killing and dismembering Jun Lin, a Chinese student living in Montreal, in 2012. – The film, Sex, Fame and Murder: The Luka Magnotta Story, was created by Canal D Investigation and, according to a Marble Media press release, promised to take an ‘up close and personal look into the life of this fame-hungry individual.” – According to film distribution company Marble Media, the documentary features analysis from journalists, attorneys, police and an FBI criminal profiler. The company also said it would focus on Magnotta’s past as an adult film entertainer and his online presence. – The film has been pulled from Montreal’s World Film Festival just weeks before his murder trial is set to begin. }

Burning Man Festival suffers ‘capitalist creep’: Day 6   { *I copied and pasted the following, their links are still there: >>—-> —If your perception of the Burning Man Festival is hippies doing drugs, making art, and dancing barefoot in the sand, you’re not totally wrong. Traditionally, Burners live in tents and come to Black Rock City, Nevada, with their own food and water. They participate in a “gifting economy” and money is not allowed. But sold-out tickets over the past couple of years has led to higher prices and given birth to new participants with more money to spend and a different idea of what it means to be a Burner. Day 6 looked into Burning Man’s “Capitalist Creep.”— }

Leonardo DiCaprio visits Alberta’s oilsands   { Should we go there and take pictures and see if we make the news? }

Jann Arden admits to ‘low shots’ in fight with radio station   { A Calgary, Alberta, radio station truncated -shortened-many ‘pop’ songs to give their listeners ‘Twice the music’. Calgarian singer-songwriter/personality, Jann Arden -who is a much bigger star in Canada than she is in the states- Was not impressed. She launched a ‘days-long and profane’ twitter campaign’ against the idea. She’s not the only person, Artist or Listener- who didn’t like the idea. *I mean, think of it- which part of ‘Stairway to Heaven’ would you chop off to improve your ‘bottom line’? I’d never listen to a station that had a policy of doing that. But I guess they wouldn’t focus their money making campaigns on people like me. }

Daniel Radcliffe on fixing The F Word for Americans   {  }

Ottawa food bank’s no junk food stance receives cheers and jeers online   {  }

Scottish independence debate heats up on social media ahead of vote   {  }

The internet wants a Canadian flag emoji   { Many people want a Canadian Flag symbol they can include in text messages on smart phones. Currently, the Unicode Standard includes national flag emojis for 10 countries: China, Germany, Spain, France, U.K., Italy, Japan, South Korea, Russia, and the U.S. – But not Canada? “Vhat about us Lower Slobovians?” Boris Badenov and Natasha ‘Vant to Know!’   }

 

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“Local” / “New Brunswick”

Funeral today for pilot Klaus Sonnenberg in N.B.   {  }

Hartland tenants face another week with power   {  }

N.B. should adopt Maine’s water protection program, says scientist   { ” A scientist who helped develop Maine’s water protection program says New Brunswick should adopt a similar program. On Friday, and for the first time, New Brunswick’s environment minister gave an explanation as to why, he says, implementation of the 2002 Water Classification Regulation is being held up. His explanation comes just days after New Brunswick’s Ombudsman Charles Murray slammed the government for failing to adopt the 12-year-old regulation.” }

Liberals pledge a family doctor for every New Brunswicker   { The campaigns for September 22nd’s Provincial elections are underway. }

 

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{ 1:04 pm : Headlines colorized, fleshing out comments & checking for typos- 2:30 pm, almost ready to click “Publish”   ———djo——— }