Independent Canadian News

Tuesday, 30 September, 2014 – CBC News Headlines:

Tuesday, 30 September, 2014  -( 70˚F / 21˚C – & Clear right now  @ 9:30 am in Ithaca )- { Headlines compiled by douglas j otterson }

Mother and child Gorillas.
“WWF report: Global wildlife populations down by half since 1970.”
{ 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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Wind generator windmills in the water.
European Offshore Wind Power.

{ Is today international anything day? —> Doug, who appreciated yesterday as international coffee day . }

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Lead Articles:

-New- Ebola outbreak in Liberia brings perils for body recovery teams   { & The bad guys keep scaring you off-center with frightening news in order to control you. Find peace within.  —djo— }

Japan volcano rumbles,  recovery of victims suspended   {  }

Afghans sign deal with U.S. allowing troops to stay   {  }

Forensic technician to testify at Luka Magnotta trial   {  }

Hong Kong protesters set Wednesday deadline for gov’t response   {  }

Vital supplies dwindle as Ebola cases rise in Liberia   {  }

-Analysis-ISIS may not even be the worst beheaders: Neil Macdonald   {  }

-Updated- Checked-bag fees may heighten carry-on chaos   {  }

Hong Kong’s ‘umbrella revolution’: What you need to know   {  }

 

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“Offbeat”

The quotable George Clooney   {  }

Scratch-and-sniff cards help N. Ireland police nose in on grow-ops   {  }

-Repeat- Free house up for grabs in Ottawa’s Manor Park — but there’s a catch   { * You’d have to move to house and that would cost ‘tens of thousands of dollars’.  If nobody takes it- the owners will bulldoze it down and cart it away to landfills & build themselves a new house on sight. They think it’s cheaper to get rid of this house and build a new one in its place than pay for the upgrades they want for their house as it is.   —djo— }

-Repeat- Man who raised $55K for potato salad throws party   { * As a joke, an Ohio, USA, man went to “Quick-start” to raise $10.00 to buy ingredients for potato salad. He raised $55,000 and threw a party for charity with loads of potato salad on the menu. —djo— }

 

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“Most Viewed”

CRTC to Netflix: Since you won’t co-operate, we’ll ignore you   {  }

Look around, ISIS’s acolytes are just apprentices at atrocity   {  }

Michael Wekerle’s Porsche 918 Spyder burns at caledon gas station   { Elsewhere: “Dragon Den judge’s Porsche goes up in flames.”  —djo—  }

Justin Trudeau gets apology from Sun Media   { Elsewhere it says “Sun Media apologizes for Ezra Levant’s on-air rant”. & Last week we noted that 3 top staffers at Sun Media’s new or proposed news channel get their orders directly from the current Prime Minister’s Office.  —djo— }

6-year-old left in car with rifle, shoots through door   { 3 children left in a car while parents went into a house. The 6-year-old was the oldest, fired the rifle that shot through the driver’s side door. Nobody got hurt. The father was slapped with a slew of charges.  —djo—  }

Apartment hunters targeted by Gander rental scam   { A central Newfoundland couple are being accused of pocketing money, renting space they don’t own and was already occupied.  —djo— }

Luka Magnotta case: The challenges of a ‘not criminally responsible’ defence   {  }

Tracy Morgan partly to blame for crash injuries: Walmart court filing   { Actor Tracy Morgan and other people riding in a limosine that was struck from behind in New Jersey by a Walmart comany vehicle weren’t all wearing seatbelts, so Walmart thinks they’re to blame for their own injuries?  Corporations = Not Good. Walmart = Not Good. Here in the States, it is very hard to defend against an accident being the fault of anyone hit from behind. At least it was. If Walmart gets away with this we may need to re-write a law or two, and if that doesn’t work, we may need a little bit of Heavenly Help here, in real earth time? Okay Guys? -Amen  —djo— }

-22 photo slide show- Hong Kong police, protesters clash in historic standoff   {  }

 

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Other:

Hong Kong leader says Beijing won’t back down in face of protests   { Well, then Beijing will lose face. Question: will that bother Beijing? —djo— }

-Analysis- 3 ways to help Speaker crack the whip in question period   { Question: Is Speaker cracking whip a good thing? Are there checks and balances in place to keep things fair and honorable?  —djo— }

Universities under pressure to combat sexual misconduct on campus   { There should be obvious deterrents everybody can use. Why is nobody seeing that?   —djo— }

Men’s rugby club suspended at Dalhousie after hazing complaint   { We’re supposedly moving into a better space in the galaxy, a better atmosphere all around for all humanity. Let’s hope the hazing and misconduct rising to our consciousness is symptomatic of the bad old ways coming into the light and being banished from what everybody sees as ‘boys being boys’ and moved into the “Absolutely Unacceptable Behaviour” column.  —djo— }

Visa issues for Russians, Chinese hamper major space conference in Toronto   { * Okay, what we need is a completely neutral venue. A huge, safe, conference center on a floating platform at sea, beyond all national borders, where everybody has a stake in maintaining peace and prosperity and nobody wants to blow everybody else up over any stupid issue that nobody can remember from thousands or millions of years ago. I can dream, can’t I?  —djo— }

Are smartphones ruining wedding ceremonies?   { * Why not? They’re ruining your health, spying on you, sending information to unethical people about everywhere you go and everything you do and everyone you meet. Too many people can’t leave their jobs and go home at the end of their shifts without needing to be ready to answer job related b.s. on their phones all evening and night. Can we do anything to make smartphones our friend? Or should we just smash them all under steamrollers somwhere?  —djo— }

‘Great end to what could have been a tragic story’ 7 saved after fishing boat flips   {  }

-Updated- ‘Something we didn’t see coming’, police say of officer’s suicide   {  }

-Must Watch- Monrovia, 1st city to cope with Ebola  { “City’s cramped taxis mean Ebola gets driven all over town. Liberia’s famous greeting hugs are gone, you get an elbow tap now.”  —djo— }

-Must Watch- Fox on loose in building   { “A cunning fox gives Chilean firefighters the slip in Valparaiso, Chile, outrunning and outsmarting pursuers before escaping by jumping off a balcony.”  —djo— }

-Editor’s Pick- Ebola outbreak: Tough choices   { Health workers choose between helping others and staying safe.  —djo— }

-Editor’s Pick- Wikileaks founder Julian Assange tackles Google, dispels health rumours   { — In an exclusive Canadian broadcast interview with CBC Radio’s Q with Jian Ghomeshi, WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange accuses Google of being “in bed” with the U.S. government for allegedly spying on him and because of the way it collects personal data. – He also talks about how it feels to be vilified, his health and the personal toll of being holed up in the Ecuadorian embassy in London for the past two years fearing extradition and, possibly, prison. – “I’m pretty hard to kill. And I come from a very long-lived family line,” said Assange, who had been rumoured to be in deteriorating health. – The Australian internet publisher, who released a trove of U.S. diplomatic and military documents in 2010, fled to the embassy in June 2012 to avoid extradition to Sweden where he was to face questioning over allegations of sexual assault and rape, allegations that he denies.

– “He fears, he has said, that if he were to be extradited to Sweden he would then be handed over to the U.S. where he would be tried for one of the largest leaks of government information in U.S. history, leaks that some critics have said put national security and people’s lives at risk. – “In some ways, the conflict that has come about as a result is not altogether unwelcome, but it’s not something that my children, for example, signed up for,”Assange said. “So that’s really the greatest irritation.” – Assange, speaking from the embassy via phone, said the attacks on his character are just part of the nature of things of being a publisher and “infuriating big powers.” – “We’ve had many of those over eight years. I’m used to them to a degree. The size of the counterattacks that started in late 2010, they pushed the organization right to the very edge but we have lived through it.” — —djo— }

-Business- Solar and wind energy getting more cost competitive, study finds   { * What I don’t like, is the idea that Wind and Solar power will only become available to the vast majority of us when some major corporation finds a way to overcharge everybody and keep us all in virtual slavery to the corporations as long as possible.  corporations = not good.  —djo— }

-Technology & Science- Beluga whale population in St. Lawrence on ‘catastrophic’ path   { * Edgar Cayce told us that the dinosaurs had to go when they became a threat to all other life on this planet. Are we becoming the next threat to all other life on this planet?  —djo— }

 

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“Local / New Brunswick”

Sue Stultz’s election sign with Moncton firefighters sparks concern    { “Moncton is reviewing policies to ensure city departments remain neutral in future election campaigns. – A controversial election sign featuring Moncton firefighters put up by Progressive Conservative candidate Sue Stultz in the final days of the campaign is still raising questions about the neutrality of city departments during campaigns.”  —djo— }

Soldier Neil Dodsworth launches class action over home sale losses   {  }

13 abandoned homes in Moncton already demolished this year   {  }

Election losers should demand recounts, ex-councillor says   {  }

Donnie Snook appeal of 18-year sentence on sex charges before court   {  }

-Must Watch- Pension lawsuit  { Retired civil servants take case against pension reform to court.  —djo— }

&& It looks like You can watch local news and weather from the CBC in 30 minute videos available under “Must Watch” on all or most local pages.

 

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“Aboriginal”

Rare Treaty Four medal returns to Sask. First Nations   {  }

Greenland [ orca ] butchering in photo posted on Facebook   { “Inuit in eastern Greenland have been hunting more killer whales as climate change leaves the area free of ice longer, says a Dane who recently posted a photo on Facebook of a hunter butchering a whale.  —djo— }

Morris Home Hardware owner sorry for not honouring tax exemption  { “The owner of a Home Hardware store in Ottawa has apologized to a First Nations woman for refusing to accept her Indian status card for a provincial sales tax exemption earlier this month.”  —djo— }

Some Stoney Nakoda residents still in temporary housing 15 months after flood   {  }

Mi’kmaq groups protest $100M Alton gas storage project   {  }

Manitoba First Nations woman shares story of life under CFS care   { “Tamara Murdock understands how young women under the care of Child and Family Services can fall into trouble.  – Around six years ago, Murdock, then 15, was living in a foster home with another girl a couple years older than her. – One night they left their foster home to go out drinking. The girl disappeared, leaving her alone with a man in a house. “When she came back, she came back with money and ecstasy pills,” said Murdock, who is now 21. “She eventually got drunk and told me that she was a prostitute. That’s how I found out she was working the streets.” – Last year, about 10,000 children ended up in the care of CFS. A significant number of these kids are young girls who may find themselves, like Murdock did that night, in difficult situations. – Murdock, from Fisher River Cree Nation, is sharing her story now following the death of Tina Fontaine. The 15-year-old girl was under the care of CFS when her body was discovered wrapped in a bag in the Red River on Aug. 17. — ‘You’re looking for love or guidance, but it’s not something you can find on the street. You know it’s something inside you that you are looking for that you lost.’– Tamara Murdock   —djo— }

 

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{  11:33 am – checking for typos and getting out the crayons —   Ready to apply tags and hit the “Publish” button at 12:00 noon   ———djo——— }

Thursday, 25 September, 2014 – CBC News Headlines:

Thursday, 25 September, 2014  -( 46˚F /8˚C –  Sunny & clear here @ 9:30 am – One whole time zone east of Ithaca )-

{ 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. ———djo——— }

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Tweets hinting that we may soon see if the truth sets us free.
Half Past Human Tweets- 25 September, 2014 Will the Truth set us Free?
Pig wearing Necklace?
“The oldest pig in the world lives in Calgary”

{ Today- again, this is -Jim W- filling in for Doug, who’s finally giving in and taking his flu case to bed and staying there for several more hours. }

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Lead Articles:

-Analysis- Stephen Harper more open with Americans, UN than with Parliament   {  }

Brampton man shot dead during police traffic stop   {  }

Canada considers U.S. request for more help in ISIS fight   {  }

Candlelight vigil held for Toronto student fatally stabbed   {  }

14 ISIS fighters killed in U.S.-led airstrikes in NE Syria   {  }

Air Canada alleged problems with ‘explicit’ material in cockpit   { This article is about Air Canada warning flight crews they could be fired or face criminal charges  if they place ‘inappropriate material’ in the flight deck. It goes on to explain that a female pilot has reported pornographic material taped up in the cockpit and left in other places.  —jim w—  }

Lice aren’t nice, and parents pay big to get rid of them   {   }

 

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Globe with S-O-S in orange letters stuck to in near the equator
Should have been offbeat? SOS from the world-

“Offbeat”

Oldest pig in the world lives in Calgary   {  }

St. John’s will host one of the most significant fossil discoveries made   { “An impression left by a life form, recently named Haootia Quadriformis, likely pushes back the start of animal life to 560 million years ago.”  —jim w— }

Tinder for cuddling: Cuddlr app finds you strangers to snuggle with   { A new app for smartphones calls itself a ‘no pressure’ ‘sex-free’ “location-based social-meeting app for cuddling.” — I don’t know that I’d trust anybody I met that way, and I’m a guy.  —jim w— }

Do-si-do and meet the oldest square dancer on the continent   {  }

 

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“Most Viewed”

Teacher Daniel Mark Ogloff suspended for slapping ‘I’m gay’ sticker on student   { A Langley, B.C. metal and machine shop teacher with a history of inappropriate behaviour wrote “I’m gay” on a piece of masking tape and stuck that on the back of a male student’s jacket. The teacher has been suspended without pay for two weeks. }

Cold case: Woman digs for answers after alleged killings of 3 boys   { A woman who saw her father murder 3 First Nations boy who were later buried on their family farm spoke to police, who told her there were no missing persons reports and no bodies to back up her story. }

Jordan Subban not holding a grudge over Vancouver Sun ‘dark guy’ caption   {  }

Even Democrats seem unsure of Obama’s ISIS strategy for Iraq, Syria   {  }

Jason Kenney faces foreign-worker fallout in own backyard   { “Employment Minister Jason Kenney has faced growing pressure from businesses who say they need workers since he announced a crackdown on low-wage temporary foreign workers in June. Nowhere has that pressure been more vocal than in his home province of Alberta.” —jimw— }

BlackBerry Passport: Why it represents the ‘crux’ of CEO John Chen’s strategy   {  }

-13 photo slide show- India puts satellite into orbit around Mars   {  }

-Blog- NYPD, pregnant woman altercation video raises use of force questions   {  }

 

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Other:

‘Drop the knife’: Witness account of what police said before deadly traffic stop shooting   {  }

-New- Ex-Scouts Canada leader to be sentenced on child luring charges today   {  }

Violence in schools can’t be solved with ‘knee-jerk reactions’   {  }

U.S. -led airstrikes hit ISIS-held oil sites in Syria   {  }

Ebola crisis: Sierra Leone now has 5 districts under quarantine   {  }

Conservatives take flak in Alberta for foreign worker changes   {  }

Canada adds ISIS name to list of terrorist entities   {  }

-Video- Greenland’s ‘dark snow’ climate threat worse than thought   {  }

American sentenced to hard labour in North Korea says he’s in good health   {  }

-Must Watch- Japan’s air force anniversary   {  }

-Must Watch- Students react to school stabbing   {  }

-Editor’s Pick- UN Climate Summit: A ‘game-changer’ for global warming?   {  }

-Technology & Science- Ancient Alaska volcano spewed ash across continents   { An eruption 1,150 years ago on the Alaska-Yukon border sent ashes 7,000 km away- as far as Europe. 6,000 km farther than scientist previously thought. They are warning airlines that other volcanic eruptions might be able to interfere with air travel in a wider area around volcanos than they previously believed. }

-Community- iPhone 6 plus bends in tight pants, say Apple fans   { They’re saying that it is not a good idea to keep one of these phones in tight pants. Bending isn’t good.  —jim w— }

 

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“Local / New Brunswick”

Irving Oil turfs Gordon Dalzell, clean air activist, from group   { Gordon Dalzell is an award-winning environmental advocate who was part of Irving Oil’s community Liaison committee- He was told they no longer want him on their committee because he released proprietary information to the media. * This may be a case where a corporation believes it can over-rule a citizen’s constitutional rights. —jim w— }

Brian Gallant’s hydro-fracking moratorium is risky, expert says   { In another case where corporations believe they can dictate around or above the laws of a sovereign nation some businesses are suing various provincial, state, and federal governments. After Quebec banned hydro-fracking the U.S.-based Lone Pine Resources sued the federal government of Canada for $250 million in compensation. Andrea Bjorklund, a professor of international commercial law at McGill University in Montreal, said the Liberals have to be careful about how the moratorium will be instituted. -Bjorklund, who was a part of the U.S. State Department’s NAFTA arbitration team, said provinces have the right to change laws under NAFTA, especially to protect people or the environment. – But Bjorklund said they also have to respect the rights of investors. ** And the guys at “Half Past Human dot com” have seen a time when the ‘Banksters’ will try to take down sovereign governments and while this will not be pleasant for anybody- the Banksters will not emerge victorious.  -When it’s us vs them in a fight for our lives, there are a hell of a lot more of us than there are of them.- Bjorklund was interviewed on local CBC early morning news this morning and said a bunch of times that fracking is safe and they have science to prove it. She was really good at trying to deflect her way around questions the interviewer asked, but he was better and I think you didn’t have to be psychic to see through her. After she was gone from the program someone sent email in to the host of the morning news and he read that on the air. The email ripped her arguments apart and accused her of believing that the general public was stupid and got their information by carrier pigeon. —jim w— }

Transition to Liberal Brian Gallant government begins   { “New Brunswick’s new Liberal government is expected to be sworn in within two weeks. – The first step toward the transition took place on Wednesday, with a meeting between Premier-designate Brian Gallant and outgoing Premier David Alward in Fredericton. – Gallant says he’s confident the process will go well, but a firm date has not yet been set. – “The premier’s been very co-operative, his team has been very co-operative, and committed to us that he would do everything he possibly can to make this the smoothest transition it can be,” Gallant told reporters after the meeting.” —jim w— }

Threats against police must stop, Moncton judge says   { I wonder if the judge thought of applying that to threats made by police as well. —jim w— }

 

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“Aboriginal”

McMaster wants aboriginal child taken from family for chemotherapy   { Somebody should spirit the ice-holes who made that decision away and give them chemotherapy. Feed them lots of Genetically modified corn sweetener until their intestines burst and/or hold the idjits down and force feed them flouride five or six times a day, a whole tube of toothpaste at a time. How long do you think they’d survive? Doctors have known for years that there are better, almost free cures for cancer that they will not endorse because the big phamaceutical companies can’t get rich if everybody knows they can cure themselves for free.  Would that be cruel or unusual punishment? —jim w— }

John Amagoalik, ‘Father of Nunavut’, to receive Order of Nunavut   {  }

Attawapiskat band members want vote on future of Chief Spence   { According to a group of Attawapiskat band members, Chief Spence “should resign as chief, considering her romantic partner and former band manager Clayton Kennedy has been charged with defrauding the First Nation. ” —jim w—  }

Atikamekw say they won’t allow forestry work on their land without approval   { -Without the First Nation tribe’s approval-  —jim w— }

B.C. Mounties look for suspect after First Nations mask was stolen   {  }

Site C or L.N.G: pick one, say B.C. First Nations   {  B.C. First Nations are telling Ottawa they will approve either a dam at ‘Site C’ or Liquified Natural Gas development, but not both  —jim w— }

Women comb riverbank for clues in missing, murdered women cases   {  }

 

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{ 11:38 am – Chopping wood and carrying – no wait – checking 4 typos and coloring headlines.   ———Jim W——— }

Tuesday, 23 September, 2014 – CBC News Headlines:

Tuesday, 23 September, 2014  -( 43˚F /6˚C –  & looks like a good day @ 8:30 am in Ithaca )-

{ 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. ———djo——— }

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Brian Gallant in front of "Liberal" red background.
‘Liberal Leader Brian Gallant appears to have won the New Brunswick election amid a vote-counting “fiasco”-‘

 Discrepencies between tabulator machine-counted votes and manually entered vote tallies caused Elections New Brunswick to bring everything to a halt for a couple hours while they re-entered the votes from electronic chips from the vote counting gizmoes. The Progressive Conservatives and the People’s Alliance Party may want a recount of the physical paper ballots.  —djo—

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Lead Articles:

-Updated- Brian Gallant’s Liberals elected amidvote-counting ‘fiasco’   {   }

-Coming up Live- N.B. Liberals prepare for transition after election marred by vote-count fiasco   {  }

U.S. and 5 Arab countries bomb ISIS targets inside Syria   {  }

Ebola cases could skyrocket to 21,000 in next 6 weeks: WHO    {  }

Netflix refuses CRTC demand to hand over suscriber data   { CRTC = The Canadian version of the FCC. Netflix says it will not violate the confidentiality of its customers and so far is not bound by the same rules as a broadcast or cable television company. }

Aboriginal throat singer Tanya Tagaq wins Polaris prize   {  }

-New- Israeli PM says shooting down Surian fighter jet doesn’t mean war is widening   {  }

-Live- UN Climate Summit: 4 things to know about the talks   {  }

Do the math: How parents can fight the fear of arithmatic   {  }

 

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Mushroom in the woods
” A typical porcini (Boletus edulis var. clavipes) is shown in its natural habitat in Algonquin Provincial Park in Ontario. (Brent Dentinger/Royal Botanical Gardens, Kew) “

“Offbeat”

3 new mushroom species discovered in London grocery store   { It took me several minutes of reading and re-reading to guess that this was a grocery store in London, Ontario, Canada. -Not London, England- Photography credits to ‘Royal Botanical Gardens’ were no help, the caption to a photo showing: “A typical porcini (Boletus edulis var. clavipes) is shown in its natural habitat in Algonquin Provincial Park in Ontario.” – was a bright moment – —djo— }

City marks 200th birthday with a 61-metre bratwurst   { Gotta be Germany, right? Wrong! – It was Belleville, Illinois, USA  —djo— }

Reporter quits live on-air in support of marijuana legalization   { Charlo Greene quit her job in Anchorage, Alaska where she was a reporter for KTVA television. ‘-What many viewers didn’t realize prior to her hasty departure from the station, however, is that she is also the owner of the Alaska Cannabis Club — a medical marijuana collective that connects “patients in need to Alaskan cardholders with green.”-‘  —djo— }

Bald eagle rescue 101: how to hitch a ride on a fishing boat   { In the “Most Viewed” area the link to this article bears the headline: “Bald eagle rescue by fisherman posted on YouTube”  * And I’m really impressed with today’s ‘Offbeat’ news after several days of boring repeats- —djo— }

 

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“Most Viewed”

New Brunswick election 2014 results: Brian Gallant’s Liberals set for transition after win   {  }

Tim Hortons, Burger King merger fallout: US cracks down on tax inversions   {  }

How Alexander Sodiqov was freed following espionage charges   {  }

Benjamin Netanyahu cautions about interpreting Syrian fighter jet shooting   { & two links down: “Golan Heights: Israel military shoots down Syrian fighter jet” }

Raymond Lee Caissie. 43, charged with murder of Serena Vermeersch   {  }

-Repeat- -17 photo slide show- People’s Climate Marches around the world   { No- the climate doesn’t march around the world- even if it really does – this article is about the numerous marches held around the world to let banksters and other string pulling manipulators know that a lot of people are not happy with elitists poisoning their food, poisoning their water and decimating their forests   —djo— }

-Blog- Emma Watson’s U.N. speech on gender equality prompts debate over feminism, Beyoncé   {  }

 

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Other:

-New- How a PhD student was able to return to Canada after arrest on espionage charges   { * * They’re repeating article headlines in various spots around their page here with a slight change in wording- everybody must have been up all night waiting for the New Brunswick election returns.   —djo— }

-Updated- Barack Obama to address expanded airstrikes against ISIS targets in Syria   {  }

Inuk throat singer Tanya Tagaq takes top honours at Polaris Music Prize   { * & I haven’t mentioned lately that Canadians wonder what we do with all out ‘U’s in the ‘lower 48’- I told them U.S. citizens use them all up chanting “USA Number One!” and never stop to count all the negative number ones they qualify for, number one in the most citizens in prison for b.s. charges- #1 in testosterone-poisoned culture-  -don’t get me started- —djo— }

Canadian arrested at JFK airport after 15 kg of marijuana found in checked bag  { I think they also said she had handguns and ammunition in her luggage or on her. If this happened on a domestic flight inside of Canada, my friends up there tell me, there would be a very good chance that a person with a gun, especially a realistic looking toy gun, or a phoney grenade, and maybe a package of loose tea suspiciously packaged – might actually be an inspector testing the security screening of any airline anywhere inside the country.  —djo— }

Vancouver Aquarium uses drone to track killer whales   { *** They’re ‘Orcas’ not killer whales- —djo— }

High-risk sex offender charged with murder of B.C. teen   { * And Fear-mongering headlines are still in style, even in relatively intelligent media?  —djo— }

Canadian wireless costs still among highest in world   { This is only a symptom of a much larger problem. * Okay, everybody go to Coast to Coast am, click on ‘become a member’ and listen to last night’s (September 22, 2014) 3 hour interview with Former Canadian Minister of National Defence Paul Hellyer. He will tell you, with authority, that an elitist cabal of greedy bankers have been trying to run the world from behind the scenes since the end of World War II -possibly longer- and part of their agenda has been to cut buying power, disempower the middle class, make everybody believe that trade unions are full of criminals and communists – And the elitist cabal members might even be plotting to kill off millions or billions of us if they can get away with it, to make the survivors more manageable – They believe in running the world on the model of The Bank Of England – Lending twenty times the amount of money they have actual assets for and enslaving by means of debt – countless billions on the planet – until after the revolution when they’re all wearing orange jump suits and working on chain gangs to make up for their crimes against humanity. If you tried to get away with what banks do all the time, you’d be heading to prison for a very long time, but they blackmailed most of the governments in what we used to think of as ‘the free world’ into granting them charters/licenses to get away with fraud and maybe worse.  —djo— }

-Storify- Calgary MP responds to ISIS threat with ‘secure bedroom selfie’   { She just might be the blond who stands behind Stephen Harper in most shots from ‘Question Time’ –  trying to look disgusted at what we’re supposed to interpret as ‘inane comments’ from anybody but a Conservative Party of Canada member.  [—gag—]   —djo— }

Ebola cases could quadruple in the next 6 weeks, WHO warns, but not all experts agree   {  }

Israel says it’s killed 2 Hamas suspects that helped spark weeks of fighting   {  }

Driver fined $162 after stopping police for illegal left turn   { “Duh- we only enforce the laws, we don’t have to abide by them-” ?   —djo— }

3 missing Afghan Army oficers in custoday at Canada-US border   {  }

-Must Watch- Toothpaste portrait of Robin Williams   {  Everything is beginning to sound like offbeat news – well, almost everything  —djo— }

-Must Watch- Elephant baby’s public debut   { If I’d gone to sleep last night instead of working all night, I’d swear I woke up in a parallel universe – but this one is more fun than the one I woke up in yesterday- —djo— }

-Editor’s Pick- Mission to Mars   { Did we move into a much more positive area of the material universe? Somebody go check Starfire Tor’s website, facebook page or whatever to see if she has a clue- Or am I just over tired and in that wonderful zone where everything almost makes sense and people almost seem a magnitude warmer and friendlier than they did a couple hours ago?  —djo— }

-Editor’s Pick- The story behind Liberal leader’s abortion strategy   { “The Liberals hope the policy distances them from socially conservative ex-MPs” & there’s a thumbnail photo of Justin Trudeau that makes him look like he’s full of himself – which he could be- but we need really impartial coverage here, guys. —djo— }

 

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“Local / New Brunswick”

– A lot of the above election coverage is repeated under ‘New Brunswick’-

David Coon makes history with seat for Green Party   { David Coon won a seat to the provincial legislature from Fredericton South – Becoming the second green party candidate to win a seat in any provincial legislature. The Green Party received 6.6% of yesterday’s vote. —djo— }

Liberal wave ousts 9 cabinet ministers   { *** On the provincial level, a lot of the sitting premier’s top officials were sent packing- premier David Alward put a lot of stress on shale gas development, claiming ‘energy jobs’ could save the economy and keep New Brunswickers from seeking jobs out west.  Green Party Leader David Coon said something like “It’s not just the fracking issue- it’s the PC party’s record.” The PC candidates may have gotten a bit of a boost when “Say Yes” buttons began appearing on their road side posters and David Alward’s smug Conservative expression sneered out at everyone in television spots that felt like ‘say yes to jobs, say yes to fracking, say yes to four more years of conservative majority rule-‘ But what might have been one of the most telling arguments against the conservatives’ return to mandate level power was the number of jobs that disappeared while they were promising prosperity through fracking and they probably cut thier own throats with ‘pension reform’- Or did they actually believe that all the provincial government job retirees they had just screwed out of large chunks of earned pension money were going to smile and vote them back into power for another round of such tomfoolery?  —————Jim W }

New Brunswick election may see manual recount amid vote-machine glitches   {  }

Grand Manan fatal plane crash GPS fails to offer clues   { An air ambulance returning home after delivering a patient somewhere crashed and killed the philanthropic pilot and a much loved and respected EMT on Grand Manan Island last month-  —djo— }

N.B. election sees 8 female MLAs elected in 49 ridings   {  }

Minto voters say jobs are a top election concern   { *** But Minto is one of the places where the “Jobs” mongering PC received only 26 more votes than the non jobs mongering 2nd place People’s Alliance candidate who will almost certainly ask for, and get a recount. —————Jim W }

 

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“Aboriginal”

-Opinion- Canada’s lack of leadership on climate issues alarming   { * Let me butt in and say that when a politician speaks about ‘leadership’ they mean, ‘I get up and dictate and you do what I say – and like it!’ – not the kind of leadership where somebody stands up and acts out of conscience because they know in their heart and mind that that’s the right thing to do. Real leaders walk a difficult path and do not demand that anybody follow their example, but they are happily surprised when others try to live up to higher standards. —djo— }

-Don’t Miss- Manitoba judges reserve decision in Brian Sinclair appeal   { Brian Sinclair was a double amputee who died of a treatable bladder infection while he was waiting for 34 hours in a Winnipeg emergency room. His family filed a lawsuit against a health authority- claiming his charter rights were violated when he died in that hospital waiting room in 2008. – A lower court struck the lawsuit down, saying Brian Sinclair’s charter rights died with him. – But the family lawyer said it’s absurd that a man who died because he didn’t receive the care due him under the Charter of Rights and Freedoms isn’t allowed to sue because he’s dead.  The three judges hearing this appeal are thinking about it.  —djo— }

Pennsylvania teacher suspended over ‘Redskins’ newspaper flap   {  “Redskins” is the nickname of Neshaminy’s sports teams. Newspaper staff at the Bensalem school in Pennsylvania decided last year they would no longer use the term, which they say is offensive. – The faculty adviser for the student newspaper embroiled in a battle over the word “Redskins” has been suspended for two days without pay. –  The Philadelphia Inquirer reports Neshaminy High School teacher Tara Huber was disciplined for “willful neglect of duty and insubordination.” –  The suspension came three months after students published the June edition, in which they disobeyed an order by administrators to print an op-ed containing the word “Redskin.” The newspaper is also having $1,200 docked from its funds.  —djo— }

-Don’t Miss- Bridge Builders: Lucy Fowler combat Metis stereotypes   { Metis have battled for- and recently been awarded the same rights and considerations of other First Nations Tribes. Their origins are usually believed to be a combination of original French settlers and various First Nations Tribes. —djo— }

Councillor urges Winnipeg to back inquiry into murdered, missing women   {  }

Attawapiskatt Chief Theresa Spence may face motion of non-confidence   {  }

Judge orders election translation for Alaskan aboriginals   { *This is in Alaska – A federal judge ordered the state to take additional steps to provide voting materials to Alaska’s aboriginal voters with limited English ahead of the upcoming state election. – “Buttons for poll workers will say ‘Can I help?’ translated into Yup’ik or Gwich’in.”  —djo— }

 

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{ 11:26 am – after a couple distractions, ready to check for typos and colourize the headlines.  12:10 pm mouse-ing toward the ‘Publish’ button   ———djo——— }

Sunday, 14 September, 2014 – CBC News Headlines:

Sunday, 14 September, 2014  -( 56˚F / 13˚C –  & ‘mostly cloudy’ in Ithaca @ 12:30 pm in Ithaca )-

{ 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. —Thanks. ———djo——— }

* I spent an hour this morning trying to fix one small error in yesterday’s heading –  and had three blogs suffer fatal confusion and crash — I have no idea what that was all about.  —djo— *

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Ad for facebook messenger.
* “Stay in touch with your friends @ the NSA” ?* “Messenger appears to have more spyware type code in it than I’ve seen in products intended specifically for enterprise surveillance,” says iOS forensics and security researcher Jonathan Zdziarski.

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Lead Articles:

Tweet
One tweet from somebody not very happy with Stephen Harper.

-Analysis- Expenses audit won’t end questions about Senate’s role: Chris Hall   { -Um, The Auditor General is conducting an audit of Senate expenses- worrying some senators who fear their legitimate expenses may be criticized and questioned. *** >>—-> Opinion >>—-> The Harper government has been trying to bring down the Senate, with its checks and balances that get in the way of what many see as Harper’s attempts to turn Canada into his own private slave state. A tweet this morning (above) is one of many that voice their unhappiness with Harper’s attempts to ‘turn Canada into a colony of China’. It was three of Harper’s Senate appointees who were singled out and kicked out of the Senate in the recent scandals, leading some to wonder if Harper was crafty enough to appoint those three and maybe others in an attempt to sabotage the Senate. This Prime Minister has also gone up against the Supreme Court, and anybody else who would not buckle under to his total control. —djo— }

Halifax fire under control but some still out of homes   {  }

Britain to ‘hunt down’ ISIS after beheading of Briton   {  }

North Korea sentences American to 6 years hard labour   {  }

4th doctor infected with Ebola dies in Sierra Leone   {  }

Ontario town told to lock doors due to police probe   {  }

‘They are not Muslims; they are monsters,’ U.K. PM says of ISIS after hostage beheading   {  }

Quebec sovereigntists look to Scotland fo independence hope   { The vote in Scotland with take place this coming Thursday, September 18th, 2014. —djo— }

 

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“Offbeat”

Miss America hopefuls take part in the ‘Show Us Your Shoes’ parade   { & my first impression? the beauty pageant has hit a new low.   —djo— }

&& Everything else under this topic is still there since yesterday.

 

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“Most Viewed”

Central Huron residents told to lock doors for police probe   { I had a nightmare while I was growing up that the Army and National Guard locked down this whole area for some made up reason and went around shooting my friends with impunity- I thought I had awakened in a world occupied by Nazi storm troopers in American Uniforms. So that’s ‘where I’m coming from’ when I say it makes me nervous to hear that any police force wants to lock down whole towns after one person shows up shot to death.  —djo— }

Professional cheerleading ‘should be abolished’   { This opinion comes from former professional basketball player, Mariah Burton Nelson, “Cheerleading implies that women’s proper role is to support men, smile at men and fulfill the sexual fantasies of males,” declared Nelson, who played for Stanford University and in the first women’s pro-basketball league in the U.S. *Um, is this another case of somebody who wants to ‘throw the baby out with the bathwater’? Weren’t the original cheerleaders mostly men? I remember most cheerleaders in high school being ‘popularity addicts’ that I wasn’t particularly impressed by, -but I’ve developed an extreme allergic reaction to anyone who tries to tell me what everybody else should do or how they should think. }

B.C. teachers’ strike: Talks under way at Richmond hotel.   { I wonder if we’ll ever get anything like the truth behind this. Nobody has been able to answer my questions- I saw photos of teachers carrying signs that said they were locked out- but couldn’t find anything to either support or refute that. I should probably spend a little bit of time to dig deeper, but I can’t fly to British Columbia to seek out an talk to anybody out there- and I don’t have a whole day to sit and dig through ‘virtual reams’ of lies, half truths and corporate propaganda to find out what is really happening out there. —djo— }

David Haines beheading: British PM vows to ‘hunt down those responsible’    { Tell him to search his own closet first? }

Controversial natural gas rule changes came after B.C., oil lobby met   { “In January of this year, the Canadian Association of Petroleum Producers made a presentation to high-ranking officials in British Columbia’s Environment Ministry, outlining changes they wanted to environmental review rules for natural gas projects. – Those changes became law on April 14, but they didn’t stay that way for long.

‘An outcry from First Nations organizations forced an about-face from Environment Minister Mary Polak, who rescinded the revisions two days after they were passed by order-in-council. – Internal government documents obtained by The Canadian Press show 25 to 45 new natural gas plants will be needed to meet the government’s hopes for liquefied natural gas and that the industry wanted regulatory changes expedited so they could make investment decisions. – The Environment Ministry says Polak met with “various industry and environmental organizations” to discuss the regulation change, but the documents don’t make a single mention of any meetings other than with the petroleum producers’ association. – The regulatory review carried out on the instructions of Premier Christy Clark continues, but the ministry says no further changes will go ahead without public review and input.  —djo— }

Hiker falls to his death climbing glacier near Squamish   {  }

ISIS war chest grows by an estimated $3M every day   { And government propagandists try harder every day to spread fear and hatred in order to prepare you for a time when they will send your friends off to die in some stupid dispute they started a long time ago and nobody can remember what the actual root cause was. }

&& There are repeats of yesterday’s Oscar Pistorius Photo slide show and the -Blog- Feature:  “Facebook Messenger found to be tracking ‘a lot more data than you think“.

 

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Other:

Abortion rights trump MP’s freedom to vote their conscience, Trudeau says   { Stephen Harper has been described to me as ‘a rabid micro-manager’. I heard somebody say, ‘Does that give Justin Trudeau the right to become a dictator on the other side of the fence?’  And then I remember Ralph Nader calling members of both the two biggest US Political parties “Republicrats” and I wonder about trends toward the same thing in Canada. —djo— }

-New- Panthers deactivate Greg Hardy as he appeals domestic violence conviction   { This would be the football panthers, right? }

Hurricane Odile to hit Mexico’s Baja with heavy rains, winds   { Well- isn’t that what hurricanes do? I’m trying to remember when we first started hearing about hurricanes and the Pacific Coast.  —djo— }

U.S. citizen sentenced to 6 years of hard labour for ‘hostile acts; against North Korea   { -um, a couple years ago, if something similar to this issue popped up, would we be hearing that U.S. citizens were being accused of spying, or something like that? I’m confused.  —djo— }

-Updated- Shelling in eastern Ukraine challenges ceasefire deal   { And something I heard on Coast to Coast am last week led me to believe that psychics and others who believe they have prophetic abilities believe that sections in the official Christian Bible were heavily edited a long long time ago, but documentation still exists that says ‘Legitimate Prophets’ foresaw Russian troops attacking Scandinavia and then Canada and the U.S. in grabs for natural resources. The person who delivered this news or opinion says that Judaic and Christians were involved in cover-up re-writes in order to strengthen their own power within their religions. This guy went as far as to say that the Prophet we know as Jesus was actually Immanuel, who said that a religion based on his teachings would be perverted by power crazy religious clerics and that the same thing would happen about five hundred years later when another True Prophet would be born in what we call the Near East- and evil manipulating men would pervert that True Prophet’s teachings. Immanuel went on to point out that the Israelites had stolen their land from inhabitants who were there before the Israelites left Egyptian slavery, and that if the two groups did not resolve their conflicts and differences, they would destroy each other. — This was way before there was a Russia or a United States of America — Karmic events were set to be triggered that could see the descendents of the Arabs who would follow the ‘True Prophet Mohamed’ conquer all of Europe, including England, and rule that area for 800 years. ***We may still be able to ameliorate this possibility, if we go back to the original teachings of Immanuel and scrap the revisionist nonsense that was written into the current version of the ‘Christian Bible’ – probably including anything that was added by the non-apostle Paul. *** It gets complicated.*** We’re stumbling around in the darkness of lies that have been hammered into our ‘consciousness’ for two thousand years, or longer. Pray for clarity here, pray the truth gets through to us. Pray for guidance and be ready to change everything you were ever taught to believe. Doesn’t sound easy does it? Want to wake up in chains or worse? Think about this — I do not have a hot line to the Source of all Truth — so you’re going to have to figure things out for yourself, and let me know what you come up with, okay?  —djo— }

‘I can’t wait for the Ford era to end’: Olivia Chow goes after Doug Ford   {  }

-Must Watch- Hot air balloon fest   { In Midland, Michigan }

-Must Watch- Baby coyote sleeps in fireplace   { Why wasn’t this in the Offbeat section? }

-Must Watch- Landing a spacecraft on a comet   { 5 possible landing sites on a comet where an attempt at a landing may take place in November —djo— }

&& ‘Editor’s Picks’ are leftovers from yesterday

-World- :

Typhoon Kalmaegi slams northeastern Philippines   {  }

Hall of fame golfer avoids serious injury in chain saw accident   {  }

-Politics- NDP to propose $15 federal minimum wage   { I believe the US Green Party and others were saying around fifteen years ago that $15.00 an hour would be the minimum ‘Living Wage’ needed to get by back then.  —djo— }

-Technology & Science- Formula E is in infancy but will drive innovation, 1st electric racing series suggests   {  }

-Arts & Entertainment- Ethel Bruneau. Montreal’s Queen of Tap, on why dancing ‘is a religion’   {  }

-Arts & Entertainment- Shakespeare’s complete works to be translated for Chinese readers   {  }

 

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“Local / New Brunswick”

N.B. Law Society members vote against accrediting Trinity Western   { -You may remember from previous articles that Trinity Western subscribes to Fundamentalist Christian Doctrine and forces its students to do the same.  —djo— }

RCMP looking for witnesses in fatal Royal Road crash   {  }

Terry Fox Run struggling with participation on P.E.I.   {  }

-New Brunswick Votes 2014-

-Repeat- Michael Camp: Liberals, PC stick to script in ‘strange election’   {  }

-Repeat- Liberal candidate Andrew Harvey’s fraud charges dropped   { One other article somewhere warned about interpreting this as anything but a case of ‘they don’t have enough evidence’ to press forward. *** & I’m getting sick of all this name calling and dirty tricks stuff. Last week there was a bit of an article suggesting that lots of political signs were being vandalized, with one party being singled out as the biggest victim in one area, another somewhere else. Are adults acting like out of control children? —djo— }

-Repeat- Brian Gallant’s energy stance hypocritical, David Alward says  { & This is probably a case of a piece of coal calling a grey cloud ‘black’. }

 

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{ 3:20 pm = Ack- I need to take a break and then check for typos etc.  —Initial Pulbishing @ 4:15 pm Eastern Time — Pre – tagging and not yet categorized — There may be a few typos left, but my sweetie is having an automobile problem & I gotta go help her out  ———djo——— }

I might have to fix the flag icon- it’s kind of grey, isn’t it?

Wednesday – It’s Battle for the Net Day –

Looks like an ad for an action Thriller.
“Team Cable is spending Millions to destroy the open internet. Stop them:”

Well- We have some twitter and LinkedIn stuff to post here – The one above is 588 pixels wide, I think, we may have to shrink it down- we’ll see.

Battle for the Net.
Not all WordPress Blogs will compress this –

Other tweets:

Tweets @ 598 pixels wide
This is from Half Past Human dot com, guys-

Clif is one cool dude -Love his tweets-

Some participants in the battle for internet neutrality listed
Some participants in the Battle for Net Neutrality. Fascists want to control you. Lefties want to set everybody free.

& One more? did I get it?

& an encouraging note from the guys at half past human dot com. The bad guys are about to circle around and go after each other like a school of rabid piranhas.

{ Should I sign this? ———djo——— }