Positive Directions ?

Sunday, February 21st, 2016 — +3°C / +37°F — Dark & Overcast in Atlantic Canada @ 3:22 am — I think it’s my not-so-old (ex) neighbour, Dana’s Birthday today —

Stone houses built against cliffs along a river or a lake.

Draelen’s been finding a lot of beautiful landscapes and city-scapes being re-tweeted by Artists he’s following on Twitter- Here’s one of them. — Makes me want to be there – This one was posted by “@MarionSpekker” and re-tweeted by “@huskorkut”

— I was just looking at things that Draelen (he’s part of our web game development team) has re-tweeted lately. Some of the photos and art work he’s found is absolutely inspiring. Kinda Makes Ya wonder how anyone could be given a wonderful, incredibly beautiful, and just plain breath-takingly amazing planet like this one and want to destroy it for a little bit of temporary profit.

Puppy with a pink Valentine's Day Heart.

In the past I might have winced and rolled my eyes about something this cute, wondered how the photographer manipulated the puppy, and maybe even commented about pictures like this possibly sending someone into diabetic shock. But I saw this at the right time, I guess, and thought, – I wish I saw this in time to copy and paste it into a private message and send it to the woman I love. –  Sigh, Maybe I’m just getting sappy in my, ahem, old age?

— And, after reading through a page of Draelen’s recent re-tweets I thought I should tweak a few settings on this blog and then went ahead and changed the Title that appears at the top of the page as well as the smaller ‘description’ that follows. I hadn’t realized that the header photo wasn’t as wide as the blog since we ‘stretched’ it to add a second column of ‘wigets’ to include Drae’s Twitter feed. I also moved that column to the right side and moved the stuff that used to be on the right – moved it over to the left. I don’t know, it just looks better to me this way.

Bird

Since I came to Canada as a visitor and liked the person I came to visit so much that I’m still here – I learned to appreciate birds a lot more than I did before Cathi captured my heart and all that – And I saw my first Bald Eagles, not in Alaska when I was up there, but here, in the Fredericton, New Brunswick area. I’m not sure what species this guy here is, but that’s quite a striking photograph.

— I do believe I’m richer for all the ‘eye-opening’ images Drae found and shared with his small circle of twitter followers.

City Scape

– For a long time, I had completely lost my wanderlust – It made no sense to me that I might spend a whole lot of time and energy – and probably lots of money too – to get to some exotic place and discover that the reality didn’t look half as good as the photo-shopped image in the travel agency window. I also dreaded finding myself halfway around the world and lonely because somebody I wanted to be with was thousands of miles away, and I didn’t want to discover that paradise was full of nasty – biting bugs and mean, bullying, or just plain evil or psychotic people. But I really wish I could teleport to this spot and see if it feels as magical in person as it looks here.

— Yup, so instead of me getting all upset about evil manipulating elitist pigs lying to us through their bought-and-paid-for ‘main stream media’ – I’m sitting here working on my novel, thinking about ways to make the game world we’re still working on, still making progress —

— Funny when Photos or Art can touch you and change your outlook from ‘I’m Mizzuble- Right?’ to, “Wow – This really is a beautiful world, isn’t it?” [ And I’m not even going to growl, “Let’s keep it that way!” ]

— Thanks for putting up with me? –,

~~~~~ Jim

 

“Winter Today – Springlike Tomorrow”?

Copied and Pasted from “Latest News from Aerendel”

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Wednesday, February 3rd  ∞  -9˚C / +16˚F & snowing in Atlantic Canada @ 11:11 am ∴ I think it might be Ian Anderson’s Birthday ψ

Walking Dogs in Snow Photo

The CBC – Canadian Broadcasting Company – encourages regular people to send in photos and videos. I hope this is not to cut down on the number of employees they might otherwise  need to pay to do that.

— It just took me two hours to wade through a lot of beautiful and sometimes disturbing tweets. Eek.

Jefferson versus Corporations.

– Thomas Jefferson – Author of many famous quotes, including “Banking Establishments are more Dangerous than Standing Armies.” Who’d’a thunk an Aries could be so prophetic?

— I was the recording engineer for an interview between Dr John Battista – a Psychiatrist and Green Party Activist in Connecticut – and David Cobb – a Texas Lawyer who was part of a group that gad researched the history of corporations in the United States – and that group was fighting against Corporate Fascism – David Cobb, I do believe, ran for President of the USA as the Green Party Candidate in 2004 – After I had followed my heart to Canada and was trying to first become a permanent resident, and later, a dual citizen of the US & Canada. In 2004 I couldn’t leave Canada – unless I wanted to start the long and expensive process of applying for permanent residency all over again.

— & speaking of evil corporations – Canada has ruled that cable teevee providers must offer channels that they currently only offer as part of bundles – and so lower the cost that consumers need to pay to get what they want. Rogers Cable is blitzing the airwaves with propaganda commercials trying to lure customers into falling for their – “Get our packaged bundles now and lock yourself in to wonderful lower prices for three years!” b.s. — And Bell Aliant – who promised us three years of low prices and later informed us that we misinterpreted what they told us – had MTV in our channel line up on Monday, and no MTV was there on Tuesday, when the Shannara  Chronicles air. So I guess that proves that Bell is definitely on the side of the demons that the ‘Druid’ and the three young hero types in that series are trying to defeat. Yup, Bell is probably one of the bad guys.

Michael Moore advertizing his newest movie.

Michael Moore has another movie about to come out. He’s gotta be one of my favourite people.

— The Mouse that Roared? In Reverse?

Ground Hog Against the TPP

– Well, a groundhog with a social conscience? – Hmm – Don’t’cha wish the politicians and oligarchs who want to rule over you and run your life had as much intelligence and compassion as this guy? 😉

— Your government is lying to you. They want you to voluntarily give up every right and privilege you have. They want to say you voted away your rights. They want to be able to point their fingers at you and say, “They made me do it-” & When they get to Hell, they want to show the devils there that they really were on the side of darkness and deceit, so they can get a job as one of the demons torturing the decent folks they deceived into backing policies and programs that drove other good people into despair and economic slavery.

Fredericton Skies this morning.

But New Brunswick had a spectacular sunrise this morning, and this person from Fredericton caught it digitally on her camera.

— Today’s weather report, “Well, this afternoon we will experience Winter and by tomorrow it will feel like Spring.”

Opportunity or obstacle?

And here’s a bit of daily inspiration from Roy Bennett.

— I do like to have at least something positive to add any time I go through the trouble to write up what I see coming at us via the ‘Tweet-Us-Sphere’ and in real life beyond.

Very interesting waterfall.

And if thoughtfully reassuring words can’t inspire you right now, maybe a photo like this can –

— Looks like another place I’d like to visit and stay for a while.

— But I have other real world stuff to attend to, so I better end here – Have a wonderful, spiritually enlightening day –,

~~~~~ Jim

Ground Hog Day – 2016

Tuesday, February 2nd, 2016 — -6˚C / +21˚F — Sunny & bright, clear, and colder than yesterday in Atlantic Canada @ 9:11 am — Birthdays today: Close Friend Lisa and Cousin Lyn in Connecticut 🙂 & I think our friend Angie ( née Shean ) up here has a birthday too – 🙂 —

"Icebergs"

I don’t know if this will be readable – but a friend impressed me by doing this on an obsolete computer with an obsolete operating system and an obsolete photo program.

— Draelen Shantivarta ( ‘Somewhere out west’ -) managed to download a screen shot from the game that several of us are still working on, and, using a G5 Mac running OS X 10.4-something which supports OS 9 “Classic”, where he used Photo Deluxe, a program from the early 90’s, to import, trim, and write every line ( one at a time ) then drag and resize the text (one line at a time). & to tell ya the truth, the screen shot looks like icebergs are floating close to shore somewhere.

Bernie and Barbara.

Barbara Walters interviewing Bernie Sanders before anybody had any idea that he could do so well in Iowa

— A lot of people were buzzing this morning about how well Bernie Sanders did in the Iowa Caucus yesterday. He started out polling in single digits and ended up in a virtual tie with Hillary Clinton, who is backed by big money and a powerful political machine.

Caucus Results

Hillary received 49.9% of the Democratic Votes tallied in yesterday’s Iowa Caucuses, Bernie received 49.5%? That should scare a lot of the wrong people. And six of the delegates were awarded by a coin toss?

— Hillary’s supporters were tweeting up a storm yesterday while Bernie had Michael Moore and a handful of activist celebrities ( including Susan Sarandon ( “Dammit – Janet!” ) and Wil Wheaton? – ( Wesley from Star Trek Next Generation? ) Plus a lot of dedicated grass-roots people. Exit polls cited by the BBC said 84-91% of voters under 30 years old voted for ‘The Bern’

California Bridge over shallow water stream

– This is in California? Wow –

— & As for me, I think I’d like to be in a nice warm place like the photo above right now. The person who tweeted it said, “California”? Must be upstate, north of San Francisco?

Water falling lazily around an old castle somewhere?

– And I have no idea where this is, but I do believe I could live there and love it. –

— Looks like the inspiration for the Elven City of Rivendel, as portrayed in The Hobbit & The Lord of the Rings Movies.

Bridge over a river somewhere.

– And this is another beautiful, intriguing place that I think I’d like to at least visit –

— I think my friend, Draelen, knows more about where this photographer/Tweeter is from, I think he told me she’s from Germany – But wow – what a beautiful world we live in. I think somebody tweeted a photo of Leonard Nimoy as Spock with a quote that went something like, [ understatement alert ] “Anybody who would destroy their home planet – is illogical.”

— I spent yesterday doing carpentry stuff, reinforcing the wobbly legs to a computer desk, and then brought an overheating iMac back from its most recent ‘near-death-experience’, caught up with a couple of friends on effbook and twitter, and watched ‘Supergirl’ and ‘X-Files’ before making sure computers were still okay and hadn’t blown up yet and forgot to take one of my medications. ( And No – I’m not one of the people doug otterson cited as needing to self medicate after seeing the photograph of an upright black cat playing a guitar – 😉

— And – I’m still wracking my brains over how to handle difficult passages in a novel that I’m trying to finish.

— Happy Ground Hog Day!

~~~~~ Jim

Saturday, 08 November, 2014 – News Schnarr:

{ Copied & Pasted from Radio Free Earth News  — ———jim w——— }

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Saturday, 08 November, 2014  -( 42˚F / +6˚C –  &  Overcast  @ 2:45 pm near Ithaca )-  -( 36˚F / +2˚C –  & cloudy @ 4:00 pm Closer to Halifax —jda—)-   Happy Birthday, Walter Chop —  { Headlines compiled by douglas j otterson & jim wellington, with help from —jda— }

— Other Media: —

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

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

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

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

We Were Seeds

“Governments Kill more of their Own Citizens than all of the wars in the past century combined.” Katherine Albrecht (?)

Wolves in a Group Howl, dancing.

According to “Medicine Cards” Wolves represent tribe members who leave the tribe, venture out to new worlds, new experiences, then return and teach the ones who stayed behind about new ideas, new ways, new concepts – new cultural wealth.

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Lead Articles: Today’s Theme?: Is there life beyond a propaganda enforced ‘Thunderdome’? —  { -jda-‘s NaBloPoMo entry is #1066. Jim’s NaNoWriMo Novel is up to 32,000 words already. }

Mikhail Gorbachev

Mikhail Gorbachev warns we’re on the brink of a new Cold War.

World on ‘brink of a new Cold War,’ warns Gorbechev  { * “Tensions between the major powers have pushed the world closer to a new Cold War, former Soviet leader Mikhail S. Gorbachev said Saturday.” *  —djo—  }

Bundled human.

“Winter Arrives This Weekend” in Alberta

‘Winter arrives this weekend’ Environment Canada warns Albertans   { * “Winter is coming. That’s the message — literally — from Environment Canada to Albertans ahead of the weekend, when an Arctic air mass is expected to pummel the last remnants of autumn into wintry submission.” *   —djo— }

‘He pushed on anyway’: Canadian soldier killed minutes before WW I armistice   { * – “George Lawrence Price was a typical Canadian soldier in the First World War, except for the timing of his death. He holds the sad distinction of being the last Canadian and last Commonwealth soldier to die in the First World War.” *   —djo— }

‘Dangerous’ man accidentally released from custody back in jail   { * “A man charged with attempted murder is back in custody after being mistakenly released from the Central Nova Scotia Correctional Facility on Friday.” – Meanwhile, some of the most dangerous men in the universe are meeting in smoky rooms, plotting a very dark future for the human race on planet Earth, Ya think? – *  —djo— }

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Harper-China 2014-Nov-08

Harper selling Canada to Chinese interests?

Saturday: 08 November, 2014 – “Developing News” Flashing Headlines:

Divers recover body of engineer in Quebec train derailment  {  }

Attempted-murder suspect back in custody in Nova Scotia  {  }

PM inks currency hub deal allowing easier trade with China   {  }

NDP angry with way Trudeau handled harassment allegations  {  }

Canadiens to retire Guy Lapointe’s No. 5  jersey tonight   {  }

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Big guy climbing out of 1987 VW Beetle

“Uruguay Elections”

“Offbeat”

Arab sheik offers Uruguay’s president $1m for 1987 Beetle  { * My initial feeling was the President of Uruguay was making a mean-spirited joke when he said he would donate the money to housing the homeless if anybody gave him one million dollars for his 1987 Volkswagen Beetle. I hope I was wrong. *  —djo— }

11-year-old Japanese kid could be the next hockey prodigy  {   }

University’s petting zoo helps students manage stress  {   }

Avast ye mateys: Pirate ship classroom launches in N.B.  {   }

From Earlier this week:   { You might be able to do a search and find these articles if you’re interested: —djo—  }

Big ‘groundhog; fossil from age of dinosaurs rewrites mammal history    {   }

Star Wars sequel title — The Force Awakens — announced, then mocked by fans  {   }

World’s biggest corn maze leaves some ‘so frustrated and so bewildered’ they call 911   {   }

 

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The Brandenburg Gate in November of 1989.

“Most Viewed”

Special winter weather statement issued for Alberta as winter arrives   {  }

Mikhail Gorbachev warns world on ‘brink of new Cold War’  {  }

Search for James Cuthbert, 71, ends  { * Video evidence convinced police that the man fell overboard while riding on a ferry in Nova Scotia. *  —djo— }

Eliahs Kent, mistakenly released from Burnside jail, back in custody  { * I’m not sure why they have his name in this headline and not in half a dozen other headlines linked to the same article. *  —djo—  }

UBC’s Vantage College: Canadians need not apply    { * – The University of British Columbia is building an exclusive new college at a cost of more than $127 million, but Canadian students need not apply. The college will house only high-paying international students, most of them from China. – It may only be a big hole in the ground right now, but the Vantage College project has already angered many university students who say the money could have been better spent to improve student housing and limit tuition increases. -UBC student Aspen Dirk says the university is increasingly becoming an elitist school. – “It’s very disrespectful, said UBC student Aspen Dirk, “and a bit of a slap to the face.” – Students say UBC is spending $127.5 million at a time when money is tight to build a stand-alone college complete with its own residential tower for 1,000 international students. – *  —djo—}

George Lawrence Price was last Canadian soldier killed in First World War   {  }

Sept-Îles train derailment: Divers find body of engineer Enrick Gagnon   {  }

Pope Francis demotes U.S. Cardinal Raymond Burke   {   }

‘Butterfly child’ has dream to see northern lights  {  }

Mexico gang members describe killings, burnings of 43 missing students   {   }

-18 photo slide show- Week in pictures, Nov. 1-7   { * Heilige Scheisse! They included the entire week this time. Ya don’t think anybody at CBC news is reading my comments, do you? — Nahhhhh- *  —djo—  }

-Blog- Tinder profiles feature sex trafficking victims as part of powerful awareness campaign  { * -This week, the Immigration Council of Ireland launched an innovative Tinder-based ad campaign to create awareness about the crimes behind sex trafficking and prostitution.- *  —djo—  }

 

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squirrel

Arctic Ground Squirrel

Other:

Canadian firm plays big role in historic comet visit   {  }

-Feature- Berlin Wall: Before and after  {   }

Canada, China sign currency deal aimed at boosting trade   {   }

Mexico gang members describe killings, burnings of 43 missing students   {   }

-Video- CBC cameraman reflects on the night Berlin Wall fell   {  }

‘Butterfly child’ has dream to see northern lights   {   }

U.S. Cardinal opposed to abortion, gay marriage, loses another Vatican job    {  }

Divers find body of engineer missing since Quebec train derailment  {  }

‘I have a ton of miles on my back’: Steve Nash pens open letter to fans    {  }

4th vicitim of Washington school shooting dies in hospital   {  }

‘I thought it was a film’ Germans reflect on fall of Berlin Wall   {  }

Theremin turning heads in Canadian music, literary circles   {  }

SNV-Lavalin loses federal contract worth up to $22.8B   { * Hooray for somebody- show those ice-holes they can’t lay off 4,000 people and hope to hang on to lucrative contracts! *  —djo— }

Strong winds whip Aaska, storm expected to bring frigid air to U.S.   {  }

NDP MPs angry with the way Trudeau handles harassment allegations  {  }

‘We are not the police’: CBC defends Ghomeshi investigation   {  }

-Must Watch- GoPro in Zero-G bubble    {  }

-Must Watch- Student saves Remembrance Day    {  * “Amherst Regional High School [Nova Scotia] student Titus Gallagher steps in when heard that the Remembrance Day ceremony at his school would be cancelled this year.” *  —djo—  }

-Must Watch- Poppy sales soar   {   }

-Editor’s Pick- Death and denial in Cape Dorset    {  }

-Editor’s Pick- Cam a ‘bourbon summit’ make Mitch McConnel and Obama friends?    {    }

-Editor’s Pick- Do walls make good neighbours? / Marcello Di Cintio says follow Berlin’s example, tear down walls   { * Calgary’s author of Walls reflects on the 25th anniversary of the fall of the Berlin Wall *  —djo—  }

 

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Fredericton police patch

Fredericton police reopen probe of city ‘financial irregularities’

“Local / New Brunswick”

Oil spilled in derailment at Moncton train yard   {   }

Moncton residents await news on surplus military homes   {   }

Moncton couple seeks swimming pool for pet dog   {   }

A weekend in the maritimes, as seen by you   {   }

Earlier this week:   {   }

Amherst protesters rally against importing fracking wastewater   {   }

Early French immersion change coming, Serge Rousselle says   {  }

Geriatric clinic for at-risk seniors opens at Moncton Hospital   {  }

 

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AFN Candidates

Assembly of First Nations candidates.

“First Nations”

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

AFN national chief candidates address key issues in election  {  }

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

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

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

Decorated First Nations vet Tommy Prince a Canadian hero  {  }

James Bay Cree youth in Quebec hit the music charts  {  }

Tamra Keepness: No evidence of missing child in wells linked to Reddit map  {  }

Shuswap reserve chooses new council after spending became key issue in band election  {  }

Injuries happened at the hands of Winnipeg police, woman alleges  {  }

Ebola fears led First Nation to opt out of Canada World Yourth  {  }

Pictou’s Clean the Mill group releases  soil data  {  }

Aboriginal star hailed as ‘pioneer’ by Soccer Hall of Fame  {  }

Shoal Lake no. 40 gets backing from IJC  {  }

Homeless woman fined for building her own home   {  }

CBC investigation prompts Nunavut health-care review  {  }

Fort Simpson, N.W.T., chief Minnie Letcher dies of meningitis  {  }

Cynthia Blackjack’s mother sues Yukon gov’t over daughter’s death  {  }

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

Bill Lyall, former Central Arctic MLA, publishes new book  { * “Bill Lyall of Cambridge Bay, Nunavut, was in Iqaluit yesterday to launch his new book, which tells the story of the co-operative movement in the Arctic and himself” *  —djo—  }

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

Hydro ‘cautiously optimistic’ about steps to end Jenpeg occupation  {  }

3 deaths in Iqaluit related to prescription Tylenol overdose  {  }

Oskayak high school students hold round dance for missing women  {  }

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

Minister of Child Services offers Onigaming support after suicides   {  }

Indigenous physician brings unique perspective to her practice  {  }

Transit rider wants Lift Plus service to Fort William First Nation  {  }

Facing suicide rates on remote First Nations: Why leaving may not be an option {  }

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

 

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

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{ This is what greeted me this week when I fired up my Twitter pages.  ———djo——— }

encrypt things

“Encrypt Things”

Collage

#SaveTheInternet, #NetNeutrality at the White House

Net neutrality tweet

@ Retweeted: @guardiantech by @fightfortheftr

Cartoon

Harper’s Approach to Climate Change

Stephen Harper sux big time

“Everybody I know realizes that Stephen Harper is bad news for Canada, bad news for the world. What I cannot understand is how the bleep does he convince his ‘followers’ to buy his bull chips?” —djo—

Ack 11-01-2014

“Income Splitting” = “We take what’s yours, good luck living on what’s left.” The Soundtrack should include Thunderclap Newman. “Because the Rev O Lution’s Now!”

Orwell on war

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

 

quote

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

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

 

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{ & 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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FFTF Nov 2014

“Call out the instigators, because there’s something in the air-” NEVER Surrender! —djo—

Comcast Horror Stories

Comcast Horror Stories

{  Um, most of the people I know would have told you to ignore Comcast if they were trying to double bill you. Don’t cave in to ice-holes – when you do, they win. When they win, they come down harder on their next victim. You aided and abetted their extortion operations.  —djo— }

War Is Terrorism

War Is Terrorism

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

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

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

 

Banksters

Banksters?

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

French Cartoon.

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

 

{ “On the shore dimly seen through the mists of the deep,
Where the foe’s haughty host in dread silence reposes,
What is that which the breeze, o’er the towering steep,
As it fitfully blows, half conceals, half discloses?
Now it catches the gleam of the morning’s first beam,
In full glory reflected now shines in the stream:
‘Tis the star-spangled banner, O! long may it wave
O’er the land of the free and the home of the brave.”

2nd verse of  “Defence of Fort M’Henry” By Francis Scott Key }

 

70,000 dead fish in Ohio.

Tweeted, “It is the legislators who should go to Jail for this-” 70,000 dead fish in Ohio? —Frack Halliburton?—

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{  6:45 pm EST — We are Ready to Rock and Roll —  — & Thanks again for your help, Jim W,  ( especially since he is still working today with a bruised rib, which makes it painful to do simple things, like scroll or click with a mouse- = ouch! )   — Also  thanks to “—jda—“     ———djo——— }

Thursday, 06 November, 2014 – News Headlines:

{ Copied & Pasted from Radio Free Earth News  — ———jim w——— }

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Thursday, 06 November, 2014  -( 44˚F / +7˚C –  Raining with fog patches around  @ 2:30 pm near Ithaca )-  -( 46˚F / +8˚C –  Still messy snow on the ground, grey sky overhead with interesting patterns in the clouds – parallel smudges? @ 3:45 pm Closer to Halifax —jda—)-   —  { Headlines compiled by douglas j otterson & jim wellington, with help from —jda— }

— Other Media: —

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

Net neutrality tweet

Tweeted by @occupyWallStNYC Retweeted by Fight for the Future. I have no idea why they might appeal to Pres. Obama. —djo—

Lots of tweets

Paris, Brussels and Alex Jones. The juxtaposition is priceless. There is also a lot going on in Palestine and Jerusalem.

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Lead Articles: Today’s Theme?: Dirty deeds done dirt cheap? ooops —  { -jda-‘s NaBloPoMo entry is #1066. Jim’s NaNoWriMo Novel is up to 18,000 words already. }

Scotiabank

Scotiabank

Train conductor missing after derailment into river  { * “A train conductor is missing after a locomotive derailed and plummeted to the river below north of Sept-Îles, Que., according to preliminary reports.” *  —djo—  }

-Analysis- Why Scotiabank is cutting jobs while earning billions: Don Pittis   { * “Scotiabank, Canada’s third-biggest bank and 10th-biggest company, is cutting 1,500 jobs and scaling back on risk. Don Pittis says part of the reason is that it wants to be ready to cope with the uncertainties of the Canadian property market.” *   —djo— }

What a baby’s death reveals about Nunavut’s health care   { * – “Nunavut put the public health of Cape Dorset “at risk” by mishandling a nurse facing numerous complaints, according to internal government emails obtained by CBC News. The government ended up promoting her to the community’s top nursing post.” *   —djo— }

-Analysis- Keystone XL pipeline prospects get boost from U.S. election results   { * “U.S. Senate election results give Keystone XL pipeline supporters more clout in Washington, maybe enough to overcome President Barack Obama’s veto power.” *  —djo— }

Star Wars sequel title — The Force Awakens — Announced, then mocked by fans  { * “The makers of the next Star Wars movie announced on Twitter today that principal photography has been completed. Oh, and, by the way, the movie now has an actual title. Yes, Star Wars Episode VII will be called The Force Awakens.” *  —djo— }

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Pres. Obama

President Obama looking thoughtful?

Thursday: 065 November, 2014 – “Developing News” Flashing Headlines:

CRTC bans 30-day notice for TV, web, phone service changes  {  }

Honda investing $857M in 3 Ontario auto plants   {  }

Montreal’s SNC-Lavalin to slash global workforce by 4,000   {  }

RCMP arrests ‘high-risk-traveller’ upon return to Canada  {  }

Health Canada study: No link between wind turbines, illnesses  {  }

Train conductor missing after derailment in eastern Quebec {  }

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Tom Brokaw with Cell phone

Tom Brokaw’s Cell Phone dings.

“Offbeat”

Tom Brokaw’s phone interrupts live election coverage: ‘Yes, I will remember to bring home the milk’  {  }

Man to be eaten alive by anaconda on TV, everyone horrified  {   }

Big ‘groundhog; fossil from age of dinosaurs rewrites mammal history    {   }

Saskatoon-made drone flies into Smithsonian collection   {   }

Squirrels on steroids run wild in Canadian Arctic   {   }

 

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two guys photos

Liberal MPs involved in Misconduct allegations

“Most Viewed”

CRTC bans 30-day notice for cancelling TV, phone, internet   { * – Canadians no longer have to give a 30-day notice to cancel or change their television, internet or landline telephone service, the CRTC says. – In a release, the Canadian Radio-television and Telecommunications Commission said it is “prohibiting television service providers from requiring that Canadians give 30 days’ notice prior to cancelling these services.” – *  & I thought this might be an article about the CRTC -Canadian version of the FCC?-telling cable companies, etc. that they no longer had to give subscribers a 30-day notice before they made major changes to their services. This is refreshing. *  —djo— }

Conductor missing after Quebec freight train derails in landslide  {  }

Franz Prokop, ex-B.C. councillor, loses $3.6M Lotto 6/49 lawsuit   { * – Former Maple Ridge, B.C., councillor Franz Prokop has lost a lawsuit that claimed his ex-partner’s son had stolen his winning $3.6-million lottery ticket. – Prokop’s lawyers told the court in New Westminster that he bought the Lotto 6/49 ticket while shopping in August 2007 with his common-law partner, Angelina Dushop, and that after the draw, she realized the ticket was a winner. – The Coquitlam realtor claimed Dushop’s son, Peter Dushop, had access to the couple’s home, took the ticket from Prokop’s desk and then claimed the ticket 11 months later. – Dushop — who is also a realtor — denied the accusation, and testified that he had bought the ticket. He also noted the winning ticket contained numbers representing his and his mother’s birthdays. – Flawed testimony – In a ruling released this week, B.C. Supreme Court Justice Robert Crawford found problems with the testimony of Dushop, his mother and Prokop. – “I was not impressed with the semantic dance over the purchase of the lottery ticket,” Crawford said in his reasons for judgment. – Crawford ruled it was likely Dushop’s mother used her credit card to buy the ticket, using Dushop’s numbers, and that Prokop paid the Visa bill. – The judge believed the ticket was put away in a safety deposit box, because Angelina Dushop feared Prokop would want a share of the winnings. – But Crawford ruled Prokop failed to prove his case the ticket was his, and that it was stolen by Peter Dushop. – “The plaintiff has failed to establish both of these facts and accordingly the plaintiff’s claim must fail,” the judge said. – *  —djo— }

Wind turbine noise not linked to health problems, Health Canada finds   {   }

What a Cape Dorset baby’s death reveals about Nunavut’s health care    {  }

Luka Magnotta did not need constant care: jail psychiatrist   {  }

Fake online reviews: 4 ways companies can deceive you   {  }

OC Transpo bus stops under Via Rail crossing warning arm   {   }

Phil Rudd, AC/DC drummer, charged in murder for hire plot  {  }

Republicans may have trouble making Washinton’s hogs ‘squeal’: Neil Macdonald   {   }

-13 photo slide show- Winners and losers in U.S. midterm elections   {   }

-Blog- Man to be eaten alive by anaconda on TV, everyone horrified  { * -According to Discovery, “naturalist and wildlife filmmaker Paul Rosolie will enter the belly of an anaconda in a custom-built snake-proof suit” in its Dec. 7 special Eaten Alive.- * I bet the snake is not a party to ‘advised consent’. *  —djo—  }

 

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squirrel

Arctic Ground Squirrel

Other:

No need for 30-day notice to switch internet, cable or phone service, CRTC says  { * Why weren’t earlier headlines linking to this article this clear? *  —djo—  }

-New- Wind turbines can be annoying, but not harmful, Health Canada finds   { * But anyone living within 200 meters of high powered electric lines has a much higher risk of developing leukemia, Did Health Canada figure that into their equations?  *  —djo—  }

Luka Magnotta did not need constant care: jail psychiatrist   {   }

-Analysis- Mrs. Castrator goes to Washington, round up the hogs: Neil Macdonald   {  }

NO luck in lotto lawsuit: B.C. realtor loses $3.6M win to ex-partner’s son   {  }

Faking it: 4 ways companies artificially boost their online reputations    {  }

Leaked files expose global companies’ secret tax deals in Luxembourg  {  }

Harassment allegations against 2 Liberal MPs rest with secretive committee    {  }

How a Bruce Springsteen concert helped bring down the Berlin Wall   {  }

Miranda Lambert makes history at the 2014 CMAs   {  }

Toronto-to-New York bus crash sends 26 to hospital   {  }

The right way — and wrong way — to keep your poppy in place   {  }

Florida advocate defies law against feeding the homeless    {   }

SNC-Lavalin to axe 4,000 jobs   {  }

-Updated- AC/DC drummer charged in murder-for-hire plot   {  }

-Must Watch-  Train derails near Sept-Iles    {  }

-Must Watch- London’s Flanders Fields Memorial    {   }

-Must Watch- Coyote attack in Burlington   {   }

-Editor’s Pick- Busting the Berlin Wall    {    }

-Editor’s Pick- Death and denial in Cape Dorset    {  }

-Editor’s Pick- Barack Obama doesn’t have to be a ‘lame-duck’ president   {   }

 

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guy with gas pump label

Gas Pump Labels

“Local / New Brunswick”

Fredericton students pitch climate change warning labels for gas pumps   {   }

Real Food Connections seeks local investors to expand   {   }

Moncton ‘park golfer’ given 1-year community based sentence   {  }

Family of Morgan Dunbar wants to help others after teen’s suicide   {  }

Horizon Health to survey hospital patient twice a year   {   }

 

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AFN Candidates

Assembly of First Nations candidates.

“First Nations”

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

AFN national chief candidates address key issues in election  {  }

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

Bill Lyall, former Central Arctic MLA, publishes new book  { * “Bill Lyall of Cambridge Bay, Nunavut, was in Iqaluit yesterday to launch his new book, which tells the story of the co-operative movement in the Arctic and himself” *  —djo—  }

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

Hydro ‘cautiously optimistic’ about steps to end Jenpeg occupation  {  }

3 deaths in Iqaluit related to prescription Tylenol overdose  {  }

Oskayak high school students hold round dance for missing women  {  }

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

Minister of Child Services offers Onigaming support after suicides   {  }

Indigenous physician brings unique perspective to her practice  {  }

Transit rider wants Lift Plus service to Fort William First Nation  {  }

Facing suicide rates on remote First Nations: Why leaving may not be an option {  }

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

 

{ The ‘First Nations Page’ is actually called ‘Aboriginal’ on the CBC web site, but some First Nations object to that title, so we renamed it here.  —djo— }

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{ This is what greeted me this week when I fired up my Twitter pages.  ———djo——— }

Net neutrality tweet

@ Retweeted: @guardiantech by @fightfortheftr

tweet

“Hey, don’t look stupid- fix your map” —jda—

Cartoon

Harper’s Approach to Climate Change

Stephen Harper sux big time

“Everybody I know realizes that Stephen Harper is bad news for Canada, bad news for the world. What I cannot understand is how the bleep does he convince his ‘followers’ to buy his bull chips?” —djo—

Ack 11-01-2014

“Income Splitting” = “We take what’s yours, good luck living on what’s left.” The Soundtrack should include Thunderclap Newman. “Because the Rev O Lution’s Now!”

Orwell on war

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

 

quote

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

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

 

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 { 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——— }

=======================

 Other Sources:

FFTF Nov 2014

“Call out the instigators, because there’s something in the air-” NEVER Surrender! —djo—

Comcast Horror Stories

Comcast Horror Stories

{  Um, most of the people I know would have told you to ignore Comcast if they were trying to double bill you. Don’t cave in to ice-holes – when you do, they win. When they win, they come down harder on their next victim. You aided and abetted their extortion operations.  —djo— }

War Is Terrorism

War Is Terrorism

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

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

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

 

Banksters

Banksters?

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

French Cartoon.

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

 

{ “On the shore dimly seen through the mists of the deep,
Where the foe’s haughty host in dread silence reposes,
What is that which the breeze, o’er the towering steep,
As it fitfully blows, half conceals, half discloses?
Now it catches the gleam of the morning’s first beam,
In full glory reflected now shines in the stream:
‘Tis the star-spangled banner, O! long may it wave
O’er the land of the free and the home of the brave.”

2nd verse of  “Defence of Fort M’Henry” By Francis Scott Key }

 

70,000 dead fish in Ohio.

Tweeted, “It is the legeslators who should go to Jail for this-” 70,000 dead fish in Ohio? —Frack Halliburton?—

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{  5:30 pm EST — We are Ready to Rock and Roll —  — & Thanks again for your help, Jim W,  ( especially since he is still working today with a bruised rib, which makes it painful to do simple things, like scroll or click with a mouse- = ouch! )   — Also  thanks to “—jda—“     ———djo——— }

Wednesday, 05 November, 2014 – News Headlines:

{ Copied & Pasted from Radio Free Earth News  — ———jim w——— }

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Wednesday, 05 November, 2014  -( 58˚F / +14˚C –  with some bright sun, some clouds  @ 2:15 pm near Ithaca )-  -( 54˚F / +12˚C –  Still messy snow on the ground, mostly grey sky overhead & the moon is already out @ 3:45 pm Closer to Halifax —jda—)-   —  { Headlines compiled by douglas j otterson & jim wellington, with help from —jda— }

— Other Media: —

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

Net neutrality tweet

@ Retweeted: @guardiantech by @fightfortheftr

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

 

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Lead Articles: Today’s Theme?: Sometimes the news is just plain weird?

Scotiabank

Scotiabank

Harassment allegations lead Justin Trudeau to suspend 2 MPs  { * “Liberal Leader Justin Trudeau suspends ethics critic Scott Andrews and Quebec MP Massimo Pacetti from the party’s caucus after two New Democrat MPs alleged they were harassed.” *  —djo—  }

-Analysis- Why Scotiabank is cutting jobs while earning billions: Don Pittis   { * “Scotiabank, Canada’s third-biggest bank and 10th-biggest company, is cutting 1,500 jobs and scaling back on risk. Don Pittis says part of the reason is that it wants to be ready to cope with the uncertainties of the Canadian property market.” *   —djo— }

CBC asks court to dismiss Jian Ghomeshi’s $55M Lawsuit   { * – The CBC asks an Ontario court to dismiss former employee Jian Ghomeshi’s $55-million lawsuit, saying the claim is “without merit and an abuse of the court’s process.” –  * In the U.S. this is what I’ve heard called the ‘scattergun technique’. Most lawyers use this ploy to try to con the judge and/or jury into believing that their opponent doesn’t have a real case. In too many instances it might mean the lawyers are afraid that going through the real legal process might lose them their case. —djo— }

WWI Canadian soldier’s remains identified   {  }

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Pres. Obama

President Obama looking thoughtful?

Wednesday: 05 November, 2014 – “Developing News” Flashing Headlines:

Republicans win midterm majority in U.S. Senate  {  }

Republican senator will push for early Keystone approval   {  }

Ottawa to table bill banning immigration by polygamists   {  }

CBC files papers asking for dismissal of Ghomeshi lawsuit  {  }

Obama says ‘I hear you’ to voters after midterm losses {  }

Trudeau suspends 2 Liberal MPs over misconduct allegations {  }

Liberal leader says party has duty to protect complainants  {  }

===== >>—->  End of Flashing headlines <—-<<

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Tom Brokaw with Cell phone

Tom Brokaw’s Cell Phone dings.

“Offbeat”

Tom Brokaw’s phone interrups live election coverage: ‘Yes, I will remember to bring home the milk’  {  }

Sean Avery’s off-Broadway debute derailed by meltdown over pizza  {   }

Jamie Paquin’s Tokyo store thrives selling only Canadian wines    {   }

Marilyn Monroe photo raffled for $5 could fetch $60K   {   }

 

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two guys photos

Liberal MPs involved in Misconduct allegations

“Most Viewed”

Liberal MPs Scott Andrews, Massimo Pacetti suspended from caucus amid harassment allegations   {  }

Jian Ghomeshi lawsuit dismissal sought by CBC  {  }

How Arctic ground squirrels use steroids to bulk up for winter   {  }

WestJet float idea of thinner seats, and more of them   {   }

Why Scotiabank is cutting jobs while earning billions: Don Pittis    {  }

Quebec mask maker helps FBI track down disquised bank robbery suspect   {  }

WWI Canadian soldier’s remains identified   {  }

More workplace allegations made against Jian Ghomeshi   {   }

Stephen Poloz comments on unpaid work raise ire of youth groups  { * Advocates for young workers took Stephen Poloz to task after the Bank of Canada governor recommended that jobless university graduates beef up their resumes by working for free. – Speaking to a House of Commons committee Tuesday, Poloz suggested young Canadians and others struggling to find work should acquire more experience through unpaid internships or volunteering until the country’s hobbled job market picks up. He predicted it would improve over the next two years. – Poloz told the committee that when a young person asks for advice on getting through the tough times, he says, “‘Volunteer to do something which is at least somewhere related to your expertise so that it’s clear that you are gaining some learning experience during that period.”‘ *  —djo— }

Chris Alexander to ban immigrants in polygamous, forced marriages   {   }

-8 photo slide show- Virgin Galactic SpaceShip2 crash site in Mohave Desert   { * & It was announced on television news that investigators ruled out an explosion due to the new experimental fuel mix they were using. *  —jim w—  }

-Blog- #AlexFromTarget: Teens on Twitter turn Target employee into viral sensation  {   }

 

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squirrel

Arctic Ground Squirrel

Other:

CBCNews.ca readers to Stephen Poloz on unpaid work: ‘You first’  { * Hey, I think they’re restoring my faith in young people. 🙂 *  —djo—  }

WestJet floats idea of thinner seats, and more of them   { * & Hey.2 I didn’t think I could lose any more faith in corporations than I already have, but it looks like they’re getting seedier and greedier all the time. 🙁  *  —djo—  }

-New- Squirrels on steroids run wild in Canadian Arctic   { * I wonder what an Arctic Squirrel drug pusher looks like. Or, do they have some kind of an arrangement with big pharmaceutical company’s salesmen? *  —djo—  }

-Live- Barack Obama doesn’t have to be a ‘lame-duck’ president   { * Yeah, but if he had any sense, he’d never have wanted to be any kind of President. *  —djo— }

Visa limits on Ebola-affected trevellers need to be justified: WHO to Canada   {  }

Quebec mask maker helps FBI track down disguised bank robbery suspect    {  }

Burger King deal costs take bite out of Tim Hortons profit  { * Should have seen that coming- *  —djo— }

2 arrested after student alleges strangers tried to throw him off Ottawa bridge    {  }

Kinder Morgan lawsuit to stop pipeline protesters gets underway in Vancouver   {  }

Social media helped place flags on Canadian soldiers’ graves in Italy   {  }

Pirate Bay co-founder faces estradition to Sweden from Thailand   {  }

‘Incompatible with Canadian values’ Immigrants in polygamous marriages to be banned   { * Yeah, but, if being incompatible with Canadian values was a crime, most of the Conservative party’s members would be in jail. *  —djo— }

Commons poised to suspend MP Dean Del Mastro in Wednesday vote    {   }

‘The beginning of the long dash’ indicates 75 years of official time on CBC   {  }

Victorious Republicans now focus their ambitions on White House   { * Pay attention: Psychics and professional future projectors say there will not be a presidential election in 2016. *  —djo— }

-Must Watch-  Icons & Idols: Rock n’ Roll auction    { * If they’re auctioning off Rock n’ Roll Idols, can I bid on Linda Ronstadt? I might not be able to treat her to top of the line everything like she deserves, and she might find it really creepy, but she’d know her songs really touched somebody, deeply. *  —djo— }

-Must Watch- Sleek solar car designs on exhibit    { * “Competitors from around the world show off their sola-powered vehicles afhead of the 2014 Atacama Solar Challenge desert race in Chile.” *  —djo—  }

-Must Watch- North Korea art exhibit   { * “North Korean embassy in London showcses oil pointings from the Mansudae Art Studio in Pyongyang.” *  —djo—  }

-Editor’s Pick- Show us how you will remember    { * “Be a part of special coverage on CBC News Network and online” – The show a photo of several veterans wearing their medals on Remembrance Day *  —djo—   }

-Editor’s Pick- Want a free trip around the world?    { * “If your name is Elizabeth Gallagher, you are in luck.” – A young Canadian bought two tickets to circle the globe, then his girl friend broke up with him. It’s cheaper and easier for him to give the ticket away to somebody with her name than get the name changed, or follow other options. You’d need a Canadian Passport, and do not necessarily need to have anything to do with the guy who is offering the free ticket. *  —djo— }

-Editor’s Pick- Deradicalization programs aim to ‘get ahead of the curve’ on extremists   { * “Saudi Arabia, Denmark, Germany have comprehensive programs.” – But I still think that the right hand is creating the problem while the left hand is trying to strike it rich by coming up with expensive solutions that probably would only fix the last century’s problems and not even approach being effective against the new wave of angry young radicals who are really p.o.-ed about the way the world is treating them. *  —djo—  }

 

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guy with gas pump label

Gas Pump Labels

“Local / New Bruswick”

Fredericton students pitch climate change warning labels for gas pumps   { * Told you I was regaining my faith in young people. 🙂 *  —djo—  }

Ebola card game aims to raise awareness, prevent spread   { * “Go directly into quarantine, we will murder your pets, do not pass go, do not collect $200?” *  —djo—   }

Woman in wheelchair suffers brazen mid-day robbery   {  }

NB Power better prepared to avoid outages this winter   {  }

 

 

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AFN Candidates

Assembly of First Nations candidates.

“First Nations”

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

Saskatoon Bishop calls for day of study on missing women  { * “Saskatoon Bishop Don Bolen is helping organize a day of study and reflection on the issue of missing and murdered Aboriginal women.” – But would one day make a difference beyond making the Bishop look good? *  —djo— }

Facing suicide rates on remote First Nations: Why leaving may not be an option  { * “Why don’t they just leave? That question was posted on our Facebook page in response to the story about Onigaming First Nation declaring a state of emergency last week after the 4th suicide this year, in their community of 450 people.” *  —djo—  }

Saskatoon First Nations entrepreneur gets in the ring  {  }

-Video- Mohawk Grand Chief demands apology from aboriginal affairs minister  {  }

Regina police trying to line up actual wells with Keepness Reddit map  {  }

-Photos- Saskatchewan art exhibit hits Europe  {  }

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

Winnipeg Sun calls First Nations’ boycott ‘disappointing’   {  }

Indigenous physician brings unique perspective to her practice  {  }

Transit rider wants Lift Plus service to Fort William First Nation  {  }

-Audio- NAN looks at child and family services { * “NAN” = Nishnawbe Aski Nation *  —djo— }

-7 Photos- Arviat youth use art workshops to discuss difficult topics  {  }

 

{ The ‘First Nations Page’ is actually called ‘Aboriginal’ on the CBC web site, but some First Nations object to that title, so we renamed it here.  —djo— }

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{ This is what greeted me this morning when I fired up my Twitter pages.  ———djo——— }

tweet

“Hey, don’t look stupid- fix your map” —jda—

Cartoon

Harper’s Approach to Climate Change

Stephen Harper sux big time

“Everybody I know realizes that Stephen Harper is bad news for Canada, bad news for the world. What I cannot understand is how the bleep does he convince his ‘followers’ to buy his bull chips?” —djo—

Ack 11-01-2014

“Income Splitting” = “We take what’s yours, good luck living on what’s left.” The Soundtrack should include Thunderclap Newman. “Because the Rev O Lution’s Now!”

Orwell on war

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

 

quote

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

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

 

=======================
 { 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——— }

=======================

 Other Sources:

FFTF Nov 2014

“Call out the instigators, because there’s something in the air-” NEVER Surrender! —djo—

Comcast Horror Stories

Comcast Horror Stories

{  Um, most of the people I know would have told you to ignore Comcast if they were trying to double bill you. Don’t cave in to ice-holes – when you do, they win. When they win, they come down harder on their next victim. You aided and abetted their extortion operations.  —djo— }

War Is Terrorism

War Is Terrorism

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

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

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

 

Banksters

Banksters?

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

French Cartoon.

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

 

{ “On the shore dimly seen through the mists of the deep,
Where the foe’s haughty host in dread silence reposes,
What is that which the breeze, o’er the towering steep,
As it fitfully blows, half conceals, half discloses?
Now it catches the gleam of the morning’s first beam,
In full glory reflected now shines in the stream:
‘Tis the star-spangled banner, O! long may it wave
O’er the land of the free and the home of the brave.”

2nd verse of  “Defence of Fort M’Henry” By Francis Scott Key }

 

70,000 dead fish in Ohio.

Tweeted, “It is the legeslators who should go to Jail for this-” 70,000 dead fish in Ohio? —Frack Halliburton?—

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{  6:15 pm EST — We are Ready to Rock and Roll —  — & Thanks again for your help, Jim W,  ( especially since he is still working today with a bruised rib, ouch! )   — And  thanks to “—jda—“     ———djo——— }

Tuesday, 04 November, 2014 – News Headlines:

Tuesday, 04 November, 2014  -( 64˚F / +17˚C –  & cloudy, at the moment  @ 3:45 pm near Ithaca )-  -( 43˚F / +6˚C –  Snow on the ground, mostly grey sky overhead & the moon is already out @ 4:45 pm Closer to Halifax —jda—)-   —  { Headlines compiled by douglas j otterson & jim wellington, with help from —jda— }

— Other Media: —

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

2 deer in the snow on a grey morning.

@ 8:15 am there were 4 deer up the hill, closer to our neighbour’s back feeding spot. Only 2 of them took the chance to come down to sample the oats I threw out to them.  —jda—

{ This is what greeted me this morning when I fired up my Twitter pages.  ———djo——— }

tweet

“Hey, don’t look stupid- fix your map” —jda—

Cartoon

Harper’s Approach to Climate Change

Stephen Harper sux big time

“Everybody I know realizes that Stephen Harper is bad news for Canada, bad news for the world. What I cannot understand is how the bleep does he convince his ‘followers’ to buy his bull chips?” —djo—

Ack 11-01-2014

“Income Splitting” = “We take what’s yours, good luck living on what’s left.” The Soundtrack should include Thunderclap Newman. “Because the Rev O Lution’s Now!”

Orwell on war

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

 

quote

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

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

 

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 { 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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 Other Sources:

FFTF Nov 2014

“Call out the instigators, because there’s something in the air-” NEVER Surrender! —djo—

Comcast Horror Stories

Comcast Horror Stories

{  Um, most of the people I know would have told you to ignore Comcast if they were trying to double bill you. Don’t cave in to ice-holes – when you do, they win. When they win, they come down harder on their next victim. You aided and abetted their extortion operations.  —djo— }

War Is Terrorism

War Is Terrorism

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

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

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

 

Banksters

Banksters?

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

French Cartoon.

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

 

{ “On the shore dimly seen through the mists of the deep,
Where the foe’s haughty host in dread silence reposes,
What is that which the breeze, o’er the towering steep,
As it fitfully blows, half conceals, half discloses?
Now it catches the gleam of the morning’s first beam,
In full glory reflected now shines in the stream:
‘Tis the star-spangled banner, O! long may it wave
O’er the land of the free and the home of the brave.”

2nd verse of  “Defence of Fort M’Henry” By Francis Scott Key }

 

70,000 dead fish in Ohio.

Tweeted, “It is the legeslators who should go to Jail for this-” 70,000 dead fish in Ohio? —Frack Halliburton?—

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{ Everything above this line should probably be on a separate page — Or a Separate ‘Sticky Post’ – But we keep seeing things that look and feel too important to ignore — & Below this begins our usual CBC News Headlines }

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

 

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Lead Articles: Today’s Theme?: New salt in old wounds? / Fear Mongering .201- If you have no new atrocities to report- keep the old ones alive and make them ever more scary?

Jonathan Vance in Uniform

Canada’s ISIS bomb attack destroyed heavy engineering equipment.

-Live- Canada’s ISIS bomb attack destroyed heavy engineering equipment  { * “Canadian fighter jets helped to destroy heavy engineering equipment that was being used to divert the Euphrates River to flood areas nearby while denying water to Iraqi civilians further away, Lt.-Gen. Jonathan Vance said Tuesday.” *  —djo—  }

-Updated- CBC names lawyer Janic Rubin to lead Ghomeshi investigation   { * “CBC has named employment lawyer Janice Rubin to lead an independent investigation into allegations of violent attacks against women by fired radio host Jian Ghomeshi” * & The photos they publish along with stories that he appears in are looking worse and worse.  —djo— }

-Updated- Ottawa temporarility extends health care to most but not all refugee claimants   { * “Immigration Minister Chris Alexander says the federal government will temporarily restore health-care coverage to the majority of refugee claimants pending the outcome of an appeal at the Federal Court.” *  }

An all-Canadian wine store? In Tokyo, it’s a hit   {  }

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teen working at target?

“Alex from Target”

Monday: 03 November, 2014 – “Developing News” Flashing Headlines:

CF-18s hit equipment nears ISIS dam used to flood villages   {  }

Canadian jets conducted strikes on 4 targets on Sunday    {  }

Ottawa to comply with court order on refugee health care   {  }

Heralth care to be given to pregnant refugees, among others   {  }

Ottawa teen gets 6 1/2 years for running prostitution ring    {  }

Visa, MasterCard agree to cut fees they charge merchants {  }

Scotiabank to cut 1,500 jobs, including 1,000 in Canada   {  }

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Muppets

Bert & Ernie

“Offbeat”

Sunny Day! Sesame Street turns 45  {  }

#AlexFromTarget: Teens on Twitter turn Target employee into viral sesation  {   }

Prince not playing Massey Hall tonight, promoter says    {   }

Much ado about poo: Scientists find virus DNA in 799 year old caribou dung   {   }

 

 

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wreckage

SpaceShip Wreckage in the Mojave Desert in Southern California.

“Most Viewed”

Jian Ghomeshi probe: Cbc names lawyer Janice Rubin to lead investigation   {  }

Canada’s ISIS bomb attack destroyed heavy engineering equipment  {  }

Lena Dunham’s sister, Grace Dunham, confronts sex abuse claims   {  }

Canadian dollar sinks below 88 cents as Saudis cut oil to $77 a barrel   {   }

Kaily Oliver-Machado, Ottawa teen prostitution ringleader, getrs 6 1/2-year adult sentence    {  }

Jamie Paquin’s Tokyo store thrives selling only Canadian wines   {  }

Prince not playing Massey Hall tonight, promoter says   {  }

Virgin Galactic pilot actions studied in spaceship crash   {   }

Brock University students in blackface wih Halloween contest   {  }

ISIS dump truck may have been target of first Canadian air strikes in Iraq   {   }

-8 photo slide show- Virgin Galactic SpaceShip2 crash site in Mohave Desert   { * & It was announced on television news that investigators ruled out an explosion due to the new experimental fuel mix they were using. *  —jim w—  }

-Blog- #AlexFromTarget: Teens on Twitter turn Target employee into viral sensation  {   }

 

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photo of man changing clocks

Daylight saving time 2014 ends this weekend. Clocks fall back at 2 a.m. on Sunday in most of the country.

Other:

Luka Magnotta showed signs of paranoid schizophrenia, says psychiartrist  {   }

From joints to GMOs: U.S. midterm ballot measures are a mixed bag   {   }

-New- Judge’s compassion in Ron Francis case raises awareness of PTSD   {  }

-Exclusive- Alison REdford could face criminal charges, review finds    {  }

Loonie sinks to 5 year low as Saudis slash oil to $77 per barrel   {  }

Actor Lena Dunham’s sister, Grace Dunham, confronts sex abuse claims    {  }

Ottawa teen prostitution ringleader gets ‘rare’ adult term of 6 1/2 years  {  }

Pilot’s survival a mystery in Virgin Galactic spaceship crash    {  }

Scotiabank to cut 1,500 jobs, including 1,000 in Canada   {  * Here’s a question for ya- How much is that going to cost the economy of Canada and Canadian taxpayers? If you’re going down the slippery slope of corporate fascism I bet you don’t want anybody asking questions like that. *  —djo— }

-Video- Philadelphia woman abducted off dark street, yelling for help   {  }

Want a fee trip around the world? If your name is Elizabeth Gallagher, you may be in luck   {  }

-Updated- ‘Donning blackface for Halloween is never OK’: Outcry over students’ Jamaican bobsled costumes   {  }

-Video- Eating bugs in Belgium – Are insects the food of the future?    {   }

Visa, MasterCard agree to limit merchant fees    {  }

Date-rape drugs may not be as prevalent as you think   {  }

-Must Watch-  Carlesha Freeland-Gaither, 22, abducted off Philadelphia street, still missing    {   }

-Must Watch- Insect cuisine in Belgium    {   }

-Must Watch-  Museum of the Rise of the Machines opens in Russia   {   }

-Editor’s Pick- Show us how you will remember    { * “Be a part of special coverage on CBC News Network and online” – The show a photo of several veterans wearing their medals on Remembrance Day *  —djo—   }

-Editor’s Pick- Virgin crash: the tech moguls behind the race for commercial space travel    { * “Space tourism industry is shaken by the Virgin Galactic crash, but tech titans still seek lift-off.”  —djo— }

-Editor’s Pick- 5 myths about sexual violence   { * “Sexual violence is more systemic than monst Canadians believe.” *  —djo—  }

 

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eeep

“Radio-Canada meteorologist Bill Bourque forecast up to 30 cm of snow could have hit New Brunswick this last Sunday.” —jimw—

“Local / New Bruswick”

PTSD Awareness raised by judge’s compassion in Ron Francis case   {   }

Gary Keating will return 3-week MLA pay   {  }

Power almost fully restored in Moncton after major outage   {  }

Campbellton locks out city workers after contract talks fail   {  }

 

 

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Becky Big Canoe

First Nations seek justice.

“First Nations”

Environment Minister: ‘I don’t support a total ban’ on Baffin Island caribou   { * “Nunavut’s Environment Minister Johnny Mike says he doesn’t support the idea of a total ban on hunting Baffin Island caribou.” *  —djo— }

-Updated- Winnipeg Sun calls First Nations’ boycott ‘disappointing’  { * “The Winnipeg Sun says it’s disappointed to learn Manitoba’s top aboriginal leaders are calling for a boycott of the newspaper and its parent organization, Sun Media, citing editorial content that they say discriminates against indigenous people” *  —djo— }

D-Day veteran’s death leads to war with Direct Energy  { * “Linda Denison phoned Direct Energy days after her father’s funeral to close his account. She was reassured the power would be shut off by the end of the month. The company then mailed her a bill: $420 for an “early termination fee.” *  —djo—  }

-Opinion- Funds desperately needed for First Nations fire protection  {  }

‘It’s heartbreaking,’ Winnipeg’s Bannock Lady says after son bullied  {  }

Winnipeg mayor, council to be sworn in after aboriginal elder blessing  {  }

-Opinion- Kahnawake First Nation attacking the human rights of its citizens  {  }

Washington Redskins controversy: Protesters ramp up pressure at Vikings game  {  }

Manitoba teacher recognized for interactive teaching of First Nations students  {  }

Indigenous physician brings unique perspective to her practice  {  }

First Nations take action in alleged killings of 3 aboriginal boys, 50 years ago  {  }

-7 Photos- Arviat youth use art workshops to discuss difficult topics  {  }

 

{ The ‘First Nations Page’ is actually called ‘Aboriginal’ on the CBC web site, but some First Nations object to that title, so we renamed it here.  —djo— }

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{  6:30 pm EST — We are Ready to Rock and Roll —  — & Thanks again for your help, Jim W,  ( especially since he is working today with a bruised rib, ouch! )   — And  thanks to “—jda—“     ———djo——— }

Monday, 03 November, 2014 – News?

{ Copied & Pasted from Radio Free Earth News  — / & —jda—‘s NaBloPoMo entries are registered as #1066 / ———jim w——— }

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Monday, 03 November, 2014  -( 56˚F / +13˚C –  cloudy, with some sun coming and going  @ 3:15 pm near Ithaca )-  -( 34˚F / +1˚C –  Snow on the ground, grey sky overhead  @ 4:30 pm Closer to Halifax —jda—)-   —  { Headlines compiled by douglas j otterson & jim wellington, with help from —jda— }

— Other Media: —

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

2 deer in the snow on a grey morning.

@ 8:15 am there were 4 deer up the hill, closer to our neighbour’s back feeding spot. Only 2 of them took the chance to come down to sample the oats I threw out to them.  —jda—

{ This is what greeted me this morning when I fired up my Twitter pages.  ———djo——— }

Stephen Harper sux big time

“Everybody I know realizes that Stephen Harper is bad news for Canada, bad news for the world. What I cannot understand is how the bleep does he convince his ‘followers’ to buy his bull chips?” —djo—

Ack 11-01-2014

“Income Splitting” = “We take what’s yours, good luck living on what’s left.” The Soundtrack should include Thunderclap Newman. “Because the Rev O Lution’s Now!”

Orwell on war

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

 

quote

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

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

 

=======================
 { 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——— }

=======================

 Other Sources:

FFTF Nov 2014

“Call out the instigators, because there’s something in the air-” NEVER Surrender! —djo—

Comcast Horror Stories

Comcast Horror Stories

{  Um, most of the people I know would have told you to ignore Comcast if they were trying to double bill you. Don’t cave in to ice-holes – when you do, they win. When they win, they come down harder on their next victim. You aided and abetted their extortion operations.  —djo— }

War Is Terrorism

War Is Terrorism

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

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

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

 

Banksters

Banksters?

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

French Cartoon.

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

 

{ “On the shore dimly seen through the mists of the deep,
Where the foe’s haughty host in dread silence reposes,
What is that which the breeze, o’er the towering steep,
As it fitfully blows, half conceals, half discloses?
Now it catches the gleam of the morning’s first beam,
In full glory reflected now shines in the stream:
‘Tis the star-spangled banner, O! long may it wave
O’er the land of the free and the home of the brave.”

2nd verse of  “Defence of Fort M’Henry” By Francis Scott Key }

 

70,000 dead fish in Ohio.

Tweeted, “It is the legeslators who should go to Jail for this-” 70,000 dead fish in Ohio? —Frack Halliburton?—

======================================================

{ Everything above this line should probably be on a separate page — Or a Separate ‘Sticky Post’ – But we keep seeing things that look and feel too important to ignore — & Below this begins our usual CBC News Headlines }

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

 

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Lead Articles: Today’s Theme?: New salt in old wounds? / Fear Mongering 201- If you have no new atrocities to report- keep the old ones alive and make them ever more scary?

Woman with green hair

Lena Dunham of ‘Girls’ fame.

-Live- Health minister gives update on Canada’s latest Ebola response  { * “Health Minister Rona Ambrose is in Winnipeg today where she is updating Canadians on the federal government’s latest response to the Ebola outbreak in West Africa. CBCNews.ca is carrying the news conference live starting at 3 p.m. ET.” *  —djo—  }

‘I will miss him forever,’ soldier says of ‘best friend,’ partner killed in Ottawa shooting   { * “Branden Stevenson — the friend and fellow army reservist who was guarding the National War Memorial in Ottawa with Cpl. Nathan Cirillo when the 24-year-old father was fatally shot — gives his first public statement about the tragedy.” *  —djo— }

-New- Cpl. Ron Francis had no business in criminal court, judge says   { * “On the day now deceased RCMP Cpl. Ron Francis was to be sentenced on charges of assaulting fellow officers, a provincial court judge in Fredericton made a statement he hoped would bring comfort to Francis’s family and his community.” *  }

Lena Dunham disputes abuse allegations in Twitter ‘rage spiral’    { * “Lena Dunham, actor and creator of the hit HBO series, Girls, lashed out on Twitter over allegations she sexually abused her little sister.” * —djo— }

Income splitting would not benefit low-income single parents, minister says   { * “Income splitting would not benefit single parents because the majority are considered low income, says Minister of State for Social Development Candice Bergen.” *  —djo— }

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eeep

“Radio-Canada meteorologist Bill Bourque says up to 30 cm of snow may hit New Brunswick this coming Sunday.” —jimw–

Monday: 03 November, 2014 – “Developing News” Flashing Headlines:

French president says Ottawa shooter ‘defiled’ Parliament   {  }

Partner of Cp. Nathan Cirillo to resume duty in Ottawa   {  }

Quebec police investigate ‘Spookland’ assault allegations   {  }

Judge says Mountie with PTSD shouldn’t have been in court   {  }

Canadian fighter jets drop laser-guided bombs over Iraq   {  }

Bank of Canada says job creation lagging behind during recovery   {  }

Canada’s protective Ebola equipment now in Africa: Ambrose    {  }

Manitoba  premier shuffles cabinet after 5 ministers resign   {  }

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Muppets

Bert & Ernie

“Offbeat”

Sunny Day! Sesame Street turns 45  {  }

Too soon?! Christmas music playing in stores now is too early   {   }

Hello Ktty turns the big 4-0   {   }

2,000 sheep take to Madrid’s streets in protest   {  * No, the sheep are not carrying picket signs. & a teevee spot said the shepherds have the right to use their tried and true old routes. *  —jda— }

-Last Week’s Most Notable?- Ivy League school offers ‘wasting time on the internet’ course   { * I kept this one up, even if the CBC didn’t.  —djo—  “UPenn is certainly generating a lot of buzz this week with its new English department course “Wasting time on the Internet,” but it’s not the title of the class that has academics excited — it’s the content of the syllabus, and the views of its professor (world-renowned poetKenneth Goldsmith.) – “We spend our lives in front of screens, mostly wasting time: checking social media, watching cat videos, chatting, and shopping,” wrote Goldsmith in the course’s syllabus, which is live on UPenn’s website. “What if these activities — clicking, SMSing, status-updating, and random surfing — were used as raw material for creating compelling and emotional works of literature?” –  “Could we reconstruct our autobiography using only Facebook? Could we write a great novella by plundering our Twitter feed? Could we reframe the internet as the greatest poem ever written?” the syllabus continues. “Distraction, multi-tasking, and aimless drifting is mandatory.” * & maybe they shouldn’t forget to eat GMO food and drink GMO soft drinks and reak havoc on their brains w sugar. && make sur haf th wrds r sp3lld rong.  —djo— }

 

 

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wreckage

SpaceShip Wreckage in the Mojave Desert in Southern California.

“Most Viewed”

Jian Ghomeshi allegations addressed by Kathleen Wynne   {  }

Branden Stevenson says Nathan Cirillo was ‘like a brother’  {  }

Lena Dunham disputes abuse allegations in Twitter ‘rage spiral’   {  }

Tamra Keepness map on Reddit gets attention of Regina police   {   }

Cpl. Ron Francis had no business in criminal court, judge says   {  }

Credit card charges after ex-girlfriend steals Visa leaves B.C. man on hook for thousands   {  }

Premier Greg Selinger replaces t cabinet ministers   {  }

Luka Magnotta complained of hearing voices, doctor testifies   {   }

MP Dean Del Mastro wants case reopened following guilty verdict   {  }

Ebola outbreak: Rona Ambrose to announce Canada’s latest response   {   }

-8 photo slide show- Virgin Galactic SpaceShip2 crash site in Mohave Desert   { * & It was announced on television news today that investigators ruled out an explosion due to the new experimental fuel mix they were using. *  —jim w—  }

-Blog- 4Chan tries to convince people that Doritos are infected with Ebola  { * Sounds like a black ops shadow government disinformation plot to me — *  —djo— }

 

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photo of man changing clocks

Daylight saving time 2014 ends this weekend. Clocks fall back at 2 a.m. on Sunday in most of the country.

Other:

Map on Reddit suggests location of missing girl’s remains  {   }

-New- Luka Magnotta complained of hearing voices, doctor testifies   {   }

Russel Williams’s pension out of bounds in lawsuit for now   {  }

-Go Public- B.C. man on hook for thousands after ex-girlfriend steals Visa card    {  }

-Updated- MP Dean Del Mastro wants case reopened following guilty verdict   {  }

-Updated- Manitoba premier replaces 5 cabinet ministers    { * They resigned, saying the premier wouldn’t listen to them. *  —jda— }

-Analysis- Canadian military aims to ‘disrupt and degrade and attempt to defeat’ ISIS threat   { * Didn’t we hear that somewhere before? From somebody else’s mouth? *  —djo— }

Cocaine wrapped in Louis Vuitton logos seized at Halifax port    { * Before cocaine was rendered illegal by whatever ice-holes make decisions like that, enterprising good old Amerikan investers tried to transplant coca plants to Asia where the climate was perfect, but the plants were attacked by a bacteria, virus, or fungus or something like that which rendered the psycho-active components null and void. I betcha that if the ‘brilliant’ ice-holes in our ‘brilliant’ government really wanted to, they could spread that virus or fungus or bacteria or whatever throughout South America and nobody would have to worry about the “Cocaine Problem” ever again. I don’t know, is there any legitimate medical use for that stuff? *  —djo— *** I think maybe the ‘Cocaine Problem’ / ‘War On Drugs’ Problem could be easily solved if we did something about the calibre of idiots we allow to pretend they’re our ‘political leaders’ && send all the banksters into the nastiest parallel universe we can find. ***  —jda— }

‘Spookland’ Halloween party organizers to meet after sex assault allegations    {   }

-Exclusive- The shots that captured the shots: CBC video offers fresh detail on Parliament Hill shootout   {  }

Brittany Maynard takes her life in Oregon after public right-to-die debate   {  }

-New- Much ado about poo: Scientists find virus DNA in 700-year-old caribou dung   {  }

U.S. human gene patent ‘like patenting water or air,’ Canadian hospital CEO says    { * Didn’t we mention that last week? or in the recent past? DNA researchers and/or unethical government types want to patent and/or copyright your dna and then take you to court, threaten you with insane fines or even jail time if you try to mate with somebody they don’t approve of. *  —djo—  }

-Analysis- Mr. About-face? French president’s visit roils Quebec’s austerity debate   {  }

Bats likely carry Ebola to humans, but may also carry cure   {  }

-Must Watch-  Peru floods   {   }

-Must Watch-  Quadrennial Route du Rhum yaght race begins    { * “91 skippers helm this year’s gruelling race from France to Guadaloupe.” *  —djo—  }

-Must Watch-  SpaceShip Two crash update   {   }

-Editor’s Pick- Deradicalization programs aim to ‘get ahead of the curve’ on extremists    { * “Saudi Arabia, Denmark, Germany have comprehensive programs”  — Now lemme get this straight? First, the evil economic manipulating ice-holes behind those elitist weirdo groups like ‘skull and bones’ and international bankster organizations — get the C.I.A. to create groups like Al-Qaeda and ISIS -with your tax dollars- then get other ice-hole organizations to research and come up with bogus de-programming, de-radicalization nonsense programs to try to justify stealing more ‘tax dollars’ from you — and all the while, you are their target. They want you to spend your life scared out of your mind so they can very easily manipulate you into giving them what they want- which is -complete control over you. And you- you happily turn over every right and freedom and liberty the people you worship suffered and died for? Why do you allow this to go on? *  —djo—   }

-Editor’s Pick- Movember moustaches may helf find new prostrate cancer tests    { * “Breakthroughs expected in the search for alternative to PSA testing” —  “Money raised through past Movember men’s health campaigns is helping fund the search for alternatives to PSA screening for prostate cancer. — The test costs an individual about $30. In B.C., the province covers the costs, and its billed about $11. — And Jackie Manthorne, the Canadian Cancer Survivor Network’s preseident and CEO. says: “Don’t throw PSA tests out the window until we have something viable to replace it with.” — Ya know? I can’t figure out why they’re making such a big deal over this. Somebody – um, ‘Stuart Edmonds of Prostate Cancer Canada says genetic testing “is one of the areas there are likely to be big breakthroughs in the future-“.’ — link this message to one of today’s articles, above, -where- if unethical ice holes are trying to patent and copyright your dna so they can charge you big $s in the future, is this another thinly disguised ploy to get you to let them test your dna and sign away your rights and your future children’s and grandchildren’s rights to own their own dna? Gaaaaaa!  —djo— }

-Editor’s Pick- Radical rest homes: Old people should live everywhere   {  }

 

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eeep

“Radio-Canada meteorologist Bill Bourque says up to 30 cm of snow may hit New Brunswick this coming Sunday.” —jimw—

“Local / New Bruswick”

Cpl. Ron Francis had no business in criminal court, judge says   { *Okay, the judge is trying to say that the RCMP, or whomever, had no business charging Cpl. Ron Francis with criminal charges while he was trying his darnedest to get help for his PTSD and they were screwing him over any chance they got. This stupid headline sounds like the judge is accusing the victim of something wrong. *  —djo—  }

Snowstorm in New Brunswick prompts frustration for drivers   {  }

Justin Bourque shooting response by RCMP plagued by communication gaps   {  }

4 men from Esgenoôpetitj missing after working in the woods   {  }

-Yesterday- Brace for up to 30 cm of snow on Sunday, meteorologist says  { * That’s about twelve U.S. inches. *  —djo—   *** We might have gotten about 4 inches at most- —jda— }

 

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Becky Big Canoe

First Nations seek justice.

“First Nations”

-Opinion- Kahnawake First Nation attacking the human rights of its citizens  { * “Waneek and Kahente Horn-Miller say that their community’s “marry out, move out” rule is fracturing their First Nation from within.” *  —djo— }

Manitoba teacher recognized for interactive teaching of First Nations students  { * “Connie Wyatt Anderson, a teacher at Oscar Lathlin Collegiate in Opaskwayak Cree Nation, Man., has been awarded a 2014 Governor General’s Award for Excellence in Teaching Canadian History.” *  —djo— }

No caribou rendezvous: Hart River caribou wander alone in Yukon  { * “Yukon’s 2,200 Hart River caribou usually find safety among the over 197,000 Porcupine Caribou this time of year. Now the larger herd is in Alaska, prompting the Yukon government to close the hunt in their shared stomping grounds.” — Anybody else find this unnerving? What’s going on? Are the ‘American’ border guards arresting and charging their caribou with treason if they try to go home? *  —djo—  }

Tamra Keepness map on Reddit gets attention of Regina police  {  }

Canada leading global study on Inuit suicide prevention  {  }

Nunavut man asked to change residency for health treatment  {  }

Residential school survivor looks to halt distribution of education credits  {  }

Washington Redskins controversy: Protesters ramp up pressure at Vikings game  {  }

Former Olympian Waneek Horn-Miller among Mohawks suing Kahnawake council  {  }

Indigenous physician brings unique perspective to her practice  {  }

First Nations take action in alleged killings of 3 aboriginal boys, 50 years ago  {  }

-7 Photos- Arviat youth use art workshops to discuss difficult topics  {  }

 

{ The ‘First Nations Page’ is actually called ‘Aboriginal’ on the CBC web site, but some First Nations object to that title, so we renamed it here.  —djo— }

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{  6:11 pm EST — We are Ready to Rock and Roll —  — & Thanks again for your help, Jim W,  ( especially since he is working today with a bruised rib, ouch! )   — And  thanks to “—jda—“     ———djo——— }