Category Archives: News Summaries

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 ———

Another Wednesday in Amerika?

Wednesday, 27 January, 2016 -( 29˚F / -2˚C & snowing in Ithaca @ 5:50 pm )-

Pelosi bad mouths Bernie

Ms. Pelosi says it will cost more to institute single payer health care? Bull-Chips!

— In the 1990’s a Connecticut Psychiatrist, named Dr. John Battista, did a lot of homework and realized that if the State of Connecticut converted itself to a single payer health care system the resulting savings to taxpayers would amount to Billions of good old US Dollars. He was asked by members of the Connecticut Legislature to write up his findings and did so, listing all the facts and figures that he’d researched to come up with his findings. The Connecticut Legislators who asked him for his help then brought his paper work to a marathon session and asked him to be available to testify during negotiations. The sponsoring Representatives came to him during any break they got and assured him they were close and getting closer. At something like 3 am, the disheartened Representatives came to him, glumly thanked him for his efforts and explained that Insurance Company Lobbyists (And Connecticut is and has been the headquarters for many Insurance Companies) came in, hit the Legislators hard with promises of campaign contributions if they shot down the attempt to go with the single payer system. Dr. Battista was so moved by this experience that he joined the Connecticut Green Party and changed the scope of a radio call-in talk show into an Activists forum.

— So, Nancy Pelosi is full of you-know-what –

Governor General enjoying First Nations Performance.

A recent landmark higher court ruling in Canada illuminated the fact that First Nations (Native America) Children do not receive benefits, opportunities or treatment equal to the benefits, treatment and opportunities given to other than First Nations Children. One Non-First-Nations child impressed a Canadian Spokes -Person by saying that “Discrimination means your government doesn’t believe you’re worth caring about.”

— There would be no United States of America without the help and generosity of Native Americans. I’m not 1,000 percent positive, but it’s a safe bet that Canada would not be Canada if it wasn’t for the aid given by First Nations People to settlers, and resource exploiters, of both French and English origin.

inspirational quote.

And, in the spirit of a Jackie DeShannon song: “Don’t Doubt Yourself!”

ScreenWriting Contest 2016

And here’s a copy & paste of a tweet advertising screenwriting contests.

— Silly me, I checked email and followed a couple links and missed my nap time.

——— djo ———

– Economic Warfare & Slavery – Wednesday Update :

This is from Jim W. in New Brunswick :

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Wednesday, January 27th, 2016 -( +5˚C / +41˚F — Grey skies & damp in Atlantic Canada @ 8:00 am )-

Schnarr!

Corporate Welfare? In Canada, ‘Fossil Fuel’ Corporations get $34 Billion dollars in Taxpayer funded subsidies – In the UK, Google gets a sweetheart deal, which, when found out leads to a hand slapping pittance in back taxes. -Meanwhile- Provincial Governments in Canada, Crying poverty, are trying to convince taxpayers that they need to pay tolls that could cost heavy commuters $1,000.00 to $1,500.00 more every year?

— Economic Warfare —

— The oil and gas industries received $34 Billion dollars per year in taxpayer-funded subsidies? Mid-priced Electric cars cost about $31,000.00 Canadian Dollars. They figure there are 9 million families in Canada?

New Brunswick 'Strategies'.

– So the ‘government’ of New Brunswick has been ‘studying’ how to fraudulently fleece the citizens of New Brunswick and reduce the health care and other services New Brunswickers are entitled to. And from this photo (above) it looks like they think they can get away with that. –

— The Province of New Brunswick, crying poverty, has told the people of New Brunswick that their ‘duly elected government’ is trying to decide how to institute tolls on New Brunswick’s highways to raise money because they’re not bringing in enough tax revenues? ***Why don’t they raise taxes on the corporations that have been getting away with downsizing, knocking hardworking people from their ability to pay those taxes, which may be fraudulently reported to the media which, in turn, ‘report’ those fraudulent figures to the news-consuming public.

— Walter Burien of cafr1.com [ (CAFR+the number 1) dot com ] is an investment counselor who has been trying to explain that virtually every level of Federal, State or Provincial, County, and municipal government has more income streams than they admit to, that tax revenues amount to one third of their actual income, and if they’re not receiving two thirds of their income from non-tax revenues, well then, shame on them for being incredibly stupid – Mr. Burien has been trying to explain this for years, has been politely screaming at seemingly sleeping citizens who, apparently, would much rather plug their ears than listen to him.

pipeline map

The existing pipeline would be ‘upgraded’/converted to carry oil instead of gas through lands threatened by possible Fracking and extended to where the crude oil could be shipped away from Canada to where foreign jobs would either be created or insured at the expense of possible Canadian jobs. Renewable Energy development would create a lot more jobs for a lot less money.

— The proposed Eastern Pipeline upgrade would bring oil from Alberta to Saint John, New Brunswick, not to be refined here, an operation which would create Canadian jobs, but to be loaded on ships and carried off to refineries in the USA, where US citizens would have job security that is lacking in Canada?

— Meanwhile, Facking has been shown to create earthquakes. Earthquakes endanger pipelines. Oil pipelines that split open poison groundwater. Poisoned groundwater forces humans to pay for water that isn’t poisoned, and it kills animals. Animals that die from poisoned water include farm animals that people eat, and pets, and wild animals, like the Beluga whales in the Saint Lawrence River/Seaway.

— When the Mayor of Montreal cried out against the pipeline, he was first accused of being selfish, then accused of trying to divide Canadians along East Versus West, or even Anglophones versus Francophones lines. Then, after a talk with Justin Trudeau, the Mayor of Montreal clarified that his stance against the pipeline was not against economic opportunities, but against the shoddy inability of watchdogs to insure that the pipelines would be properly built, properly inspected, and properly maintained. Canadian Prime Minister, Justin Trudeau, for his part, has announced that he is not a cheerleader for this pipeline project, or any other pipeline project. First Nations/Native Americans – the people whose country was stolen out from under them by Europeans who claimed they were saving the aboriginal citizens of the ‘Americas’ from ignorance and poverty, have been fighting pipelines both in the east and in the west. They have also been fighting against the practice of ‘Fracking’, which threatens their drinking water and the stability of their lands.

— Canadian ‘Law’ sees mineral rights as belonging to the ‘Crown’, land owners have been shocked and dismayed to discover that their property has been invaded by somebody who dug a hole, searching for possible minerals or other exploitable resources, & left the ‘exploratory’  holes open and dangerous to children and other living things. And then the property owners discovered that (1) they are powerless to stop this sort of thing, (2) if anything valuable was discovered on or under their property, they would not benefit from that discovery, or its exploitation or development – at all, and (3) they just might have to pay the cost of filling any dangerous holes left in their own property.

— First Nations people have been fighting for centuries to keep their land and mineral rights, citing the fact that they never did sign away their mineral rights. Miners want to be able to walk onto Tribal lands and poison and ruin the area, grab whatever minerals and ores they find there, cart the valuable substances away and gesture obscenely as they ‘laugh all the way to the bank’ and capitalize on what they’ve stolen.

Google Tax Dodge.

Meanwhile, in the UK –

— Corporations have also been getting away with not paying their fair share of taxes in the United Kingdom. Google, which ‘mines’ information from the browsers of anybody connecting to their ‘services’ has recently been slapped on the wrist and asked to pay a pittance to cover back taxes while taxpayers in the UK have been discovering that they are being charged unbelievably ridiculous new taxes that sound more like a Monty Python routine than anything like a real tax that any government in the Western ‘Free World’ would have the gall to suggest.

Schnarr Corporations.

Corporations were severely limited in the United States from the time of the Revolution until their lobbyists basically pooped all over the 99%. Originally, corporations were only granted very limited time charters, & after their time was up, their assets would revert to public ownership.

Slavery in the fishing industry.

Nobody wants to support an industry that exploits slavery.

Human Rights Watch

Human Rights Watch is raising the alarm about governments using the politix of Fear to avoid the annoying problem of respecting the Human Rights of their own citizens as well as refugees.

Tanuki

2016-01-27-Tanuki-RacoonDog

This Japanese “Raccoon-Dog” called a ‘Tanuki’ is neither a raccoon nor a dog and is not recommended as a pet. Sounds like a shame, because a dog that cute would probably be fun to share your life with.

See Ireland.

& this, like all the graphics & photos included here, does not contain a valid link. You might be able to copy and paste something from the graphic itself. or you might have to ‘google it’ or more safely: look it up at startpage dot-com. But yeah, I think I’d rather be watching the sun rise in Ireland than letting myself become upset / depressed by the latest mass media news.

— & On the Ethics front: In France, the Justice Minister resigned her post in protest over the new French law that strips citizenship from those accused of terrorism. So human beings with their humanity and moral values intact actually still do exist as of today, the 27th day of January/janvier, 2016. Of course, the newscast that announced this brave and ethical act went on to tell us that the Justice Minister who resigned had already been replaced by a schnarr ice-hole of an Elitist shill who was firmly in favour of advancing himself without regard for ethical behaviour or the health and well-being of anybody else.

— And so, sadly, tragically, that is a snapshot of this morning’s schnarr from Atlantic Canada.

— Hopelessly remaining optimistic –,

~~~~~ Jim

Copied & Pasted : Looks Like Jim Made the Mistake of Watching The News Today :)

Saturday, November 21, 2015 -( 3˚C / 37˚F @ 6:00 pm in dark, warmer than usual Atlantic Canada )-

cleanproteinfarmfoods.ca website screen shot

Good News First? We discovered a relatively new organization that supports local farmers who grow what we hope is 100% natural food and sell that directly to their customers. We’ll know a little more next Tuesday.

Above is a screen shot from —> cleanproteinfarmfoods.ca  [ <— link ] We’re hoping their stuff is 100% free of anything genetically modified. & we’ll let you know about that after Tuesday evening.

We owe our existance to topsoil and rain.

Ain’t it the Truth? Support your local family farms! Before Monsanto kills us all and reports back to the devil that they’ve won. (( Schnarr! ))

Meanwhile:

1984 revisited

I went looking for some of those gawdawful images of heavily armed military guys terrorizing civilians in Brussels today. Every day it appears more clear that my father’s generation went to war between 1939 and 1945 to free the world of Nazis so good old boys the world over could sneak them bloody fascists into their countries and learn from them all their secrets and turn the whole bloody planet into a series of terrorized concentration camps.

schnarr

Taylorism: The plot by elitists to micro-manage technology and suppress everyone they could while exploiting them in economic slavery; making themselves richer and more powerful all the time and making sure the creative, innovative and productive are rendered powerless and penniless and in debt way over their heads through all eternity.

schnarr ii

Yes, World War II was fought so ice holes could learn how to terrorize anyone who’d been born into a free society and fleece the honest citizens of the world and invoke a Fascist/Terrorist world economy and corporate Oligarchy? ???

WTF X2

So while Donald Trump wants to be the king of everything and build a strong defensive wall around his riches, he’s using the old ‘Divide and Conquer’ strategies, trying to scare Americans into fearing refugees and economic immigrants that the corporate oligarchy needs to work for almost nothing. & his Trumpness forgets that if he gets his way and outlaws refugees,  Native Americans,  Canadian First Nations, and all of North and South American aboriginals might find a legal loophole to export all the European, Asian, and ‘other’ usurpers who came to “Turtle Island” / the ‘Americas’ to escape the kind of tyranny that ice holes like Trump are trying to reinstate here now.

ouch

The bottom line is. The loving, industrious, creative, nurturing, supportive citizens of this world are the ones who suffer the most,  to the point where they’re almost paralyzed when bigoted ice-holes do their damnedest to create a state of constant fear and add their divisive propaganda which encourages morons to bully and isolate anyone who might look slightly different, but who just might be the Angels in Earthly form who can save us all from wannabe Hitlers and other Anti-Christs.

— Anybody want a soapbox? — I’m finished with it for today.

~~~~~ Jim

Politicians Don’t Have To Pass Any Minimum IQ requirements, Do they?

Friday, 20 November, 2015

idiots should be barred from opening their mouths in public.

Somebody should nominate this idiot for one of those ‘Darwin Awards’ – Too bad Darwin should get one too?”  —djo—

Looks like somebody just hit this moron in the head repeatedly with a two by four, and the jerk probably thanked his attacker profusely.

Why am I still astounded when people with political ambition want to run around bragging about how socially inept they are, and how ‘challenged’ they are in understanding reality? And they actually seem to be proud of how stupid they are.

— Jeeze!

—djo—

Canadian Federal Elections: When Does Politix As Usual Cross The Line?

Thursday, October 15th, 2015 -( 61˚F / 16˚C w/Scattered Clouds in the Ithaca, NY area @ 3:00 pm Eastern Time // 54˚F / 12˚C & Clear near Fredericton, New Brunswick @ 4:00 pm Atlantic Time // 24˚F / -5˚C in North Pole, Alaska, where it is 11:00 am & ‘Partly Cloudy’ )-

Facebook ads paid for by the Conservative Party.

Scare Tactics – Half Truths –  and bold faced lies, & Facebook Thinks I’m in Canada. —djo—

Is this an example of Canadian Tax Dollars at work? I think we would at least hope the Conservative Party Of Canada is paying for this out of their own pockets.

& Maybe I should be happy to see that they’re wasting their money on an ‘American’ / US Citizen who’s in love with a Canadian and checking out her facebook page.

I didn’t get the ad I clicked on before, the divisive, Xenophobic ad that shows a side view of Stephen Harper, the current Prime Minister and says, “It is offensive that someone would hide their identity at the very moment they are… [committing to join the Canadian family.” -Prime Minister Stephen Harper, February 12, 2015 <— Everything after the ellipses was on the idiotic “I AGREE!” Page. ]

I clicked “Disagree” and twiddled my thumbs while facebook brought me to a page where it finished the statement and wanted me to fill out my name and address and email address and let the conservative party use me as an example of the many quadrillions of Canadians who hate the idea that anybody from an Arab culture might want to wear a Niqab while taking the Oath of Citizenship.  It also wanted me to click on “Donate Now” and help the evil, Xenophobic, manipulating, fascist, micromanaging, ICE-HOLE [Stephen Harper] get his butt re-elected.

The above quoted ad

— Jim Found the ad and emailed it to me- thank you, Jim. —djo—

This is coming one day after the media ran this article —> “Finance Minister Joe Oliver charged taxpayers to upgrade seat on flights” [ October 14, 9:27 PM ET ]

And this [ the following ] article went over the Prime Minister’s latest b.s. shenanigans [ Having Party shills exposing their children to cameras and other party shills while dropping piles of Canadian money a little bit at a time while a cash register ‘comically’ goes ‘Ka-Ching” with each drop – while the smug Prime Minister grins with a leer, preaching to his choir, firmly believing that ‘anybody with half a brain/ half a lick of sense’ is solidly behind him and firmly believes everything he believes they should believe – ]  with a magnifying glass and ran this slightly lengthy article online at http://www.cbc.ca/news/politics/   :

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Analysis

Spin Cycle: Is Justin Trudeau really going to empty your wallet?

Tories say Liberal promises would cost families and businesses thousands, but what’s the whole story?

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Link to the “Spin Cycle” article :

http://www.cbc.ca/news/politics/canada-election-2015-cost-of-liberal-promises-analysis-1.3269093

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I’m half tempted to copy and paste the entire article here, but I’m not sure what the copyright issues might be. I’m probably stretching things as it is –

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The "I AGREE! " page

This is were the “Disagree” button brought me. —djo—

 

Also — I heard on NPR radio, WHYY’s “Fresh Air” with Terry Gross – that there is a book entitled “Canada After Harper” with a Forward by Ralph Nader :

Canada After Harper - Book For Sale.

I hope this comes through large enough so you can read it —

And I wondered why I didn’t hear anything about this book, which was published/released on August 15th, before this.

&&& If that isn’t enough, one idiot running for office under the banner of Stephen Harper’s Conservative Party announced in a real debate that Liberal Party Leader wants to put Brothels and places to shoot up with deadly drugs next door to all your vulnerable, loving, innocent children & apparently, Conservative propaganda has been published with that same idiotic & unfounded, un-verified claim in Chinese and maybe other languages most Canadians can’t read. So who knows what other flagrant lies these morons are trying to put out there and believe we’re all stupid enough to believe that if they say something, it must be true?

My favourite psychic/sensitive people still believe the Conservatives will lose big time in this election – A lot of veterans are mobilized in an “Anybody But Conservatives” campaign.

Meanwhile, some Media Watch people keep pointing out that Stephen Harper’s tactics lately show them that he’s desperately trying to hold on to his base. They point to him bringing out the loose cannon – drug addicted ex-mayor of Toronto and his brother, sitting them in front of a room only half full of ‘party faithful’ as a symptom of this desperation. 

I do not endorse anybody here, but I really hope the Canadian Voters are not so blind and stupid they re-elect these ice-holes.

But then I can still hear one of my favourite Canadian’s voice, “People around here would elect a dead goat if it ran under the Conservative Party of Canada’s banner-” ringing in my ears.

——— douglas jay otterson ———

Net Neutrality Stuff:

Thursday, June 25th, 2015 –

— Below the five equal signs is a message that’s been copied and pasted from my email. Anything that might have been a link in that email is probably not in the document below.

— & This came in email today with a ‘reply-to:’ address  { info@fightforthefuture.org } You’ll have to copy and paste that if you want to reply to them.

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We got an amazing response to this email we sent the other day, and it’s not too late to take action to support Net Neutrality.

Bad news: The House Appropriations Committee just voted for 3 provisions that gut Net Neutrality less than a week after the rules finally went into effect.

All of the provisions are poison for Net Neutrality, killing or delaying net neutrality for up to a decade. Big Cable is exploiting the courts and Congress to win one net-neutrality killer lawsuit or bill. To make it so there’s simply no more appetite whatsoever to keep attacking the open Internet, we need to intervene big time.

So we’ve filed to formally intervene in the DC Circuit’s US Telecom Association v. FCC, on the side of the FCC, and will fight Comcast tooth and nail until we win, alongside some of the smartest lawyers and groups out there.

Can you chip in $5 to support our intervention in favor of Net Neutrality?

Yes, I can chip in $5 to fight Team Cable in court.

Yes — and I’ll chip in $5 every month because I know this fight isn’t going to end soon.

Net Neutrality is already one of the top issues of our time, and the new rules have the strongest legal standing possible. But we need to do the work to make the courts and everyone understand them inside and out.

To make sure we show up in court with resounding support, we’re launching huge educational campaigns. We’ll reach people from both sides of the aisle in online/offline communities and critical ad campaigns at key moments, so that support for net neutrality gets stronger day by day.

Team Cable has an array of lawyers and lobbyists hungry to prove themselves and get bigger bonuses. But we’ve got the support of the same powerful grassroots that stopped SOPA, crushed CISPA, and submitted a record number of comments to the FCC in favor of these rules. 

Smart interventions can take on and take down big, entrenched powers. But to get the defense of Net Neutrality off the ground requires a lot of support, including money for things like design, ads, and phone calls. That’s why your donation is critical — so we can go big to protect the open Internet.

We’re only days into net neutrality, and lawsuits are already mounting. Can you make a donation to help save the free and open Internet?

Yes, I’ll chip in $5 to save net neutrality.

As a movement, we won Net Neutrality. Millions of people weighed in and forced the FCC to produce the strongest open Internet protections in history.

That’s the kind of thing we can do when we all take action together — help us launch that kind of effort again now to protect Net Neutrality.

Yes, I’ll donate.

Thanks for joining the fight for the future.

~ Tiff, Holmes, Evan, Charlie, Jeff, and the whole Fight for the Future team

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——— 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 ———

Monday, 23 February, 2015 – News?

Monday, 23 February, 2015  -( -44˚F / -20˚C   & clear @ 10:00 pm near Ithaca )-  -( -8˚F / -22°C   & clear & windy  @11:00 pm Closer to Halifax —jim w—)-   —  { Headlines compiled by douglas j otterson & jim wellington, with help from —jda— } { Some things change, some articles remain. Do you know where your survival kit is?  —djo— } { 7,002 new tweets since 10:00 pm last night –  aaaaaaaaa!  —djo— }

Keep the Net flying fast and free

Don’t Block My Internet Demonstration in New York – Don’t know whether this is ‘the city’ or where it might be and I don’t have the time to check it out. —djo—

Grumpy Cat Fairy Godother

Ack! This is what happens when parallel worlds collide. Run for cover! Aaaaaaa—– { Wink } —djo—

Above Top Secret

Net Neutrality – the phrase doesn’t pack the right punch. It sounds ambiguous. Keep the Net Honest and Free. —djo—

Reject Harper

Reject the KeystoneXL Pipeline. Put the Tarsands out of business. —djo—

Yay Citizen 4, gaaa NPH

My favourite ‘Significant Other’ gave me the news that Citizen Four won the Oscar for best Documentary and Neil Patrick Harris tried to put the gay rights movement back a few decades by calling Ed Snowden a Traitor. “He couldn’t be here for some treason-” She says she used to like N.P.H. but his jokes are coming out way too mean spirited. & He seems to have forgotten that if it wasn’t for people like Edward Snowden, people like him would be jailed, if not lynched for sodomy and other ‘perversions and unnatural sex acts’  —djo—

Encouragement during failure is worth more than praise after success.

And a little encouragement is always a good thing. —djo—

War Is Over!

And a bit of Nostalgia/History – & Yoko just had a birthday. —djo—

{ Today’s Birthdays : — You can find all this and more at http://www.historyorb.com/today/birthdays.php 

February 23rd: 1633 – Samuel Pepys, navy expert/composer (Diary, Memoirs), born in London, England. 1646 – Tokugawa Tsunayoshi, Japanese shogun (d. 1709). 1685 – George Frederic Handel, Halle Germany, baroque composer and (Messiah, Water Music).  1734 (or 1743?) – Mayer Amschel Rothschild, Frankfurt, founder (House of Rothschild). 1868 – William E B Du Bois, Great Barrington Massachusetts, civil rights activist and writer (Souls of Black Folk). 1889 – Victor Fleming, American film director (“Wizard of Oz”, “Gone with the Wind”), (d. 1949). 1904 – William L Shirer, historian (Rise & Fall of 3rd Reich). 1915 – Paul Tibbets, US Air Force retired Brigadier General and Pilot of B-29 “Enola Gay” over Hiroshima (d. 2007). 1929 – Elston Howard, Yankee catcher (1st African American NY Yankee/1963 AL MVP). 1938 – Sylvia Chase, St Paul Minn, newscaster (ABC Weekend News, 20/20). 1939 –  Majel Barrett, Columbus Ohio, actress (Christine Chapel-Star Trek).  1940 – Peter Fonda, actor (Easy Rider, Lilith, Wild Angels, Trip). 1944 – Johnny Winter, [John Dawson], American blues guitarist (Silver Train), born in Leland Miss, (d. 2014). 1949 – Marc Garneau, Quebec City Quebec, Canadian astronaut (STS 13, 77). 1951 – Patricia Richardson, Bethesada Md, actress (Double Trouble, Home Improvement). 1963 – Bobby Bonilla, outfielder (NY Mets, Balt Orioles, Marlins), born in NYC, New York. 1964 – Dana Katherine Scully, fictional character (X-Files). 1994 – Dakota Fanning, American Actress.  (& I won’t tell because I don’t know) – Binnie Klein, Poet, Performance Artist and WPKN programmer.     }

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{ Canadian Headlines : From :  http://www.cbc.ca/news  <— Link }

Fupp Harper

If Harper wins another term as Prime Minister I will know this world has gone to hell and they didn’t even offer us a hand basket. What the bleep is a handbasket anyway? —djo—

Harper Eats donkey shit.

I hope you can read this. “Born again Fascist Prime Minister guts Environmental and Consumer Protection Laws to fleece the economy of Canada.” —djo—

Fupp Harper

“The Secret Police Creation Act?” —djo—  *** According to this – The Railroad company that tried to sell off its service between Ottawa and Petawawa, where the big army base is, couldn’t get anybody to offer them what they wanted for a price, so they ripped all their tracks out and carted them away to melt them down and sell the metal to the highest bidder — Under item (f) above that makes them terrorists, right? Wanna bet the government would not go after them with an arrest warrant or a snatch and grab them in the night and they wake up in Git-Mo? ***   —jim w—

Harper Leaves the PM-ship in handcuffs.

People are really getting angry with their PM in Canada. —djo—

Illegal pesticide killed Fort McMurray baby   {  }

Mystery tunnel found near Pan Am Games venue   {   }

Eating peanut products early in life can reduce allergy risk, study suggests   {  }

CN Railway, Unifor avoid lockout with tentative deal   {  }

Niagara Falls?

Niagara Falls photo taken on February 17th. I don’t see the falls here, do you?

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Torture

Asking if torture works might be the wrong question, but the answer is, “No- it doesn’t work. It’s pure b.s. and makes for good fear tactics, and instant mind control- that’s all it’s good for. Mind Control.” —djo—

Lock Out?

– Halifax, Nova Scotia – looks like the Chronicle Herald might have locked out its personnel. —djo—

Fred Koch - Nazi

A couple of my favorite prophecies lately include the one that says that those who believe that knowledge is power and feel they have a right to lie to us to keep that power to themselves will be unmasked and publicly humiliated, & stripped of all power. —djo—

Schnarr

Measles documented among the fully immunized.

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Weird

A Florida based artist has been told to stop selling miniature versions of the Super Bowl halftime ‘character’ sharks.

Offbeat News:

Canadian Sniper in the film parody we’ve all been waiting for  {  }

‘I just totally collapsed,’ says man after 168-hour Nickleback marathon for charity  {  }

Nonchalant dog shovels backyard hockey rink, wins winter   {  }

Moose on the loose gets police escort in Ontario  {  }

Blowtorches being used to melt sidewalk ice in Windsor   { * I think I remember a really old issue of Mad Magazine suggesting various ways snow cleanup could be made much more effective and easier –  one of them involved flame throwers, but the ‘after’ frame showed an entire city under about 20 feet of water. *  —djo— }

Nestlé and Hershey pledge to make their candy bars healthier   { * If G.M.O. ingredients are involved, don’t buy it. *  —djo—  }

 

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Brrrr

New words to describe extreme weather? = “Freeze-nado” ? Works for me. —djo—

Bad move, Telus

“Telus is cutting off its own nose to spite its face?” Or “Telus commits consumer suicide?” —djo—

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Brrrrrr

The Big Chill – Version 2015 – Hits the Maritimes-

Local / New Brunswick / Maritime News:

Larry’s Gulch junket alternatives in Fredericton come with cheaper price tags  {   }

Flu-like illness forces closeures at two N.B. hospitals  {   }

Poverty group prefers income tax increase, not HST  {   }

Irving pipeline gets retroactive approval fro EUB   { * New Brunswick’s Energy and Utilities Board has granted an Irving Oil company retroactive permission to build an oil pipeline that the company already built without permission last year. *  —“Not Good,” —djo—  }

Larry’s Gulch review findings will ‘absolutely’ be made public   { * This is a New Brunswick ‘scandal’ that sounds way too much like a slight of hand distraction to take your attention away from something else. The Province owns a multi-million dollar fishing lodge where they entertained visiting politicians and invited newspaper reporters who were fired for conflict of interest violations. There also seems to be some confusion over when the lodge went from being ‘private’ to ‘publicly owned’ & where the line between private and public functions was drawn. The new Liberal government has decided that the lodge can only be used for functions designed to bring jobs to New Brunswick.  *** “Any time I hear a politician utter words like ‘jobs’ or ‘Leadership’ I know my ears are about to be assaulted by pure and utter b.s.” — Douglas Jay Otterson *** *  —djo— }

Energy East Pipeline construction training premature, David Coon says.  { * The Energy East Pipeline is a project that is being bitterly contested in Quebec. Activists cite dangers to wildlife, and say the claims of loads of jobs for local people is highly over-estimated and point out that New Brunswick will lose money in this deal unless they re-write the agreement with the corporations that will own the pipeline. And instead of refining and distributing the gas/oil the pipeline is supposed to deliver, here, they claim the resources would be exported, benefiting foreign interests at our expense. Oh, and Irving Oil stands to save and reap loads of money if this goes through. *  —djo— }

Mounting snow days leave schools scrambling   {   }

 

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Sunrise In Venice

“Sunrise In Venice” — I used to believe it wasn’t worth the hassle to visit Europe or anywhere else, Venice? I’d probably feel depressed that I had to leave and couldn’t spend several life times watching the sun rise from one of those balconies. Do any of them face the sun rise? —djo—

Mohamed Fahmy Back to court in Egypt on Monday

Canada and the U.S. aren’t the only countries in this world that are in trouble with their Karma. —djo—

End homelessness now!

End Homelessness Now. It’s much more cost effective to give homeless people a place to live than to leave them out in the cold.  —djo—

{ “Perma-Link” to the above article, copied and pasted at “Child Of Light” >>—> http://www.aerendel.org/news/?p=396  <—<<  }

Yay India.

India is building the world’s largest solar plant. 🙂 —djo—

Flight MH370

Inserted after publication – I thought the plane was headed for India after it was hijacked. Kazakstan? Under water somewhere up near India/Pakistan? —djo—

Eeek

It looks like more people every day realize that September 11, 2001 was perpetrated, if not entirely by- then with the help of – possibly rogue – US Government Insiders. —djo—

Yay Teddy R

Teddy Roosevelt was a Republican who championed anti-trust laws. —djo—

Eeek

Effective Cartoon, Surveillance State dark ops goons tear a hole in the Canadian Charter of Rights to further their godless power. —djo—

meanwhile in canada

Conservative Lies cast Environmentalist as terrorists. Well, if the conservative’s jobs are threatened by people telling the truth, maybe they should be in terror. Ya think? —djo—

Government Terrorism

Government Terrorism = “Governments have killed more of their own citizens than all the wars in the past hundred years.” —djo—

Schnarr

“How to gut oversight .101 – make sure the watchdogs don’t get enough money to function.” = Stephen Harper will leave the PM’s office in Handcuffs. —djo—

Harper's an idiot

“Canada Jettisons Rights and Land Claims in a bid to label environmentalists as terrorists.” —djo—

Schnarr

“Anti-Terror Legislation is aimed at labeling Environmental Activists as terrorists.”

Harper -5

The Harper government’s deregulations seen as the real cause of the Lac-Megantic tragedy.

4 tweets

From OccupyWallStreet-NYC & The Electronic Freedom Foundation, thanks to “—jda—“

Police State.

-Um, another theory: The ‘War on Drugs’ is a manipulation to keep the ‘street prices’ of drugs high so the C.I.A. and other ‘black-ops’ groups who traffic in those drugs to keep their budgets secret can really cash in on their highly profitable business. They do want a Police State, but the ‘war on drugs’ is just one more strategy designed to bring that about. —djo—

Human Rights under attack

Human Rights are under attack around the world, not just in the USA and Canada

Half Past Human dot com

Follow these links, even if you have to type them in manually, this guy is the real thing. —djo—

Gaaa

Strip Mining on the Moon?

4 Tweets

Here’s a page for ya- Wow.

bad news

“Smart” Phones, “Smart” Meters, “Smart” appliances, “Smart TeeVees spying on You” — “Smart”-Anything is beginning to = “Bad News”. —djo—

Why Are They Smiling?

God Bless Ed Snowden – And why do those guys on the right look like somebody has a gun pointed at their private parts? —djo—

Good Work Matters

Keep up the good work 🙂

Meaning & Purpose

I wish I said that- —djo—

Positive News

It is refreshing to see any half-way main-stream news organization showing anything positive about any group that has been targeted for divisive/’divide-and-conquer’ propaganda. “Women and Children First” was just one of many positive philosophical ideas that came from Islam. —djo—

Happiness flows from within.

“Happiness can only be found within” —djo—

English Version of this cartoon.

Liberate yourself from the politix of fear – ignore the main stream news. —djo—

— We should quit here and publish this fiasco before we look at the clock and realize it’s next week already and we haven’t gotten anything done in our ‘real lives’  —djo—