Australia Calling?

Tuesday, February 6th, 2018 —> -4˚C / +23˚F & ‘partly cloudy’ @ 1:33 pm in Atlantic Canada —> Today would have been my Aunt Phyl’s birthday…

Koala Ren

– “Koala Ren” –

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— Ordinarily, I might have ignored this:

— But The love of my life has relatives in Australia. I’ve always been semi-fascinated with Australia { And New Zealand, I mean any place that names their capital city after me can’t be bad – roight? 😉 } & Cathi’s got relatives in New Zealand, too.

— I went looking for anything that might have cited the article referred to in this message { below } and couldn’t find it, but that doesn’t mean it’s not there. & it could have been something from one of the twitter feeds that are on both sides of the posts/articles here –

— But – in the spirit of personal nonsense { which often makes more sense than anything ‘sensible’ —> }

— Here’s the message from Janice of your-rv-lifestyle :

 

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Dear Jim,

My name is Janice and I’m a writer at Your RV Lifestyle. I was doing research on things to do in Australia and just finished reading your wonderful blog post: http://aerendel.ca/aarchives/?cat=13

In that article, I noticed that you cited a solid post that I’ve read in the past: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Australia

I just finished writing a guide that is even more detailed, updated and comprehensive on the 100 best things to do in Australia. It is over 10,000 words and packed with practical tips and advice. You can find it here: https://www.your-rv-lifestyle.com/things-to-do-in-australia.html

If you like the guide we’d be humbled if you cited us in your article. Of course, we will also share your article with our 50k newsletter subscribers and followers across our social platforms.

Either way, keep up the great work!

Warmly,
Janice

 

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— I’m not sure if this qualifies as ‘citing’ her article in her magazine – But hey – I looked at the link and it wasn’t anywhere near as schnarr as the spam links I used to get in way too many ‘comments’ here – and – if we win the lottery, and win big enough, we’ll probably go looking for Koalas and hope to hear some didgeridoos freeing the tension from around my spine. 🙂

 

~~~~~ Jim

 

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

 

Friday the 13th is a Monday this week.

Monday, July 13th, 2015 -( 21˚C / 70˚F — Sunny & Pleasant @ 10:45 am in Atlantic Canada )-

odd things on a blue background.

It took me forever to scan this stuff into the form you see here. After installing the software that came with the scanner the scanner refused to work with the computer it worked with fine before we found the disk and installed it. So I scanned it to another Mac, and the pictures kept trying to tip to one side or another and the other little things kept moving. Finally I just said the ‘heck’ with it an kept the last scan.

Yeah, it’s been a tough morning. I woke up aching all over, put the garbage and recycling out, had problems with the scanner after installing the software it came with on a computer that it worked fine with before I installed its software. Fed Jassper, fed Moe, fed me- Sighed a couple times-

I think my graphics/workhorse computer should be officially pronounced dead. It craps out without doing anything now. Planned obsolescence? May those who plan such schnarr things suffer from everything they ever need in the future falling apart when they need it the most. And if those morons manage to re-incarnate in the past, may the same curse follow them there?  Okay, now that I’ve voiced my ire, I can probably forgive them. I don’t think you’d want to be Bill Gates at the Pearly Gates if St. Peter called me over to consult on whether you could go to Heaven, or be condemned to the other place. I’d have to think long and hard about that one.

— Sigh–,

Cathi’s back to work. I ache all over. It’s a Monday.  and yes, to quote Pogo “Friday the 13th is a Monday this month.”

~~~~~ Jim

Found some more old photos

Friday, July 3rd, 2015 -( 14˚C / 57˚F @ 11:59 pm Atlantic time – in the dark here while we’re using “Startup Repair” to see if the windows 7 machine might still have some life ahead of it.)- Nora K.’s and Matt Kantrowitz’s Birthday today. 🙂 🙂

— Not all of these photos are in perfect shape, but wow, we had some beautiful cousins and friends-

Wallet sized photos

Our cousins, April, on the left and Jamie on the right. Jamie signed her photo with “6th grade” in 1984. There is a bit of dust on the photos that wouldn’t go away.

 

people and dogs posing in the shade.

Nora K. – I think in her back yard in Putney, in September of 1984 – Me on the right with Harley (who became ‘Charles’ when he grew up.) – more or less on my lap, he never was much for sitting still anywhere, and I don’t know if I ever knew the dogs’ names or who they might have belonged to. This photo is a bit fuzzy because of the weird finish.

Normal woman with tall, hairy guy.

Nancy A. – Cousin Lori’s friend, who I never knew all that well, but I rememer her birthday is July 16th? I look like a refugee from a rock band like Three Dog Night. This was some time in the 1980’s.

Two young women with annoying shadows.

Cindy G. and Denise M. (Now Lavery) – Two young women from the post office we used to work at in the 1980’s- in very bad lighting.

Nice looking young woman.

My friend, Lyn, in the late 1970’s, in Rutland, Vermont. The photo was in a plastic sheet for years and that might be what caused the strange lights or whatever that are dancing in front of her here. Looks like a special effect- fairy dust being sprinkled on her or something.

Me in my Navy uniform, around the time I graduated from boot camp.

And, me – from a nightmare I once had that I volunteered to serve my country and was subjected to the demonic company of ‘superiors’ who had been thoroughly warped by the insidious mindset of the military industrial complex. I survived, I think. This might have been a photo taken by a shipmate on a destroyer tender.

— It took me over 5 hours and an incredible amount of grief to get these photos scanned and then loaded into this blog from this computer. The computer played dead, and just before I buried it or chucked it into the nearest river, it said, ‘hey wait a minute, try running a ‘Startup Repair’ program.’ That may have worked. Meanwhile I scanned the photos into a G5 Mac because I was expecting to talk to my sister and mother using Skype and the Yummy MacBook was waiting for them to come on line. Which they never did. And the only other available computer that could do the job was the G5.

— But WordPress no longer likes G5’s because Apple, which, before they made deals with the devil- and/or Bill Gates and company – had been real good about making sure that all the latest and greatest software etc. would run on older Macs. But then the devil, Bill Gates, and the ‘Breedy Gastards’ of this world went out of their way to make sure a whole lot of planned obsolescence was built into anything worth having so people who should be relaxing and enjoying their lives have to be slaves to the demonic economic system we’ve been living under lately- oh never mind- So after I got an older version of “Mail” to work on the G5, then had to restart it because the danged thing would not allow me to ‘compose’ any email- and then I had to add another account because it couldn’t send anything from the original email account I set up with that app. And then, when I got the email message I sent to a gmail account that I can use on this stupid Windows 7 machine, six images came with six ghosts of themselves and I had to download 5 of those images twice because the ghosts insisted I wanted broken graphics for this = should have been really easy = project here. And the sixth image- I had to download three times to get it right.  Grumble, grumble, grumble – But anyway – Here we are. It’s almost six o-freakin clock on Nora K.’s birthday (I forgot her new last name- shame on me. But her husband’s name is Jim and he plays a guitar. Or at least did when I met him.

— Can I scream now? Or should I just chill? Lemme try to chill, sit back and smile and think I may have plowed my way through trials and tribulations that were hurled at me by the forces of schnarr, designed to ruin my outlook on life, liberty, love and the pursuit of happiness – And I came out on top. Or should I sit down and count my fingers and toes to be sure I’m still more or less all here?

( Um, I needed to update this a couple times do to spelling errors and schnarr like that there- )

— ( Laughing to myself at 6:00 am )

~~~~~ Jim

Committee Breakfast May 15, 2015

Friday Morning, May 15th, 2015 -( 9°C / 48°F @ 8:15 am, Sunny & Bright in our little corner of Atlantic Canada )-

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7:30 am- 3 deer looking a bit scruffy as they get ready to shed their winter coats. Photo was ‘auto adjusted’ in PhotoShop. That made the greens greener.

Deer grazing on a hill.

I’m taking these photographs through windows that still have plastic on the inside. It’s not as easy to notice the blurry sections as a few earlier photos taken through the same windows.

Four deer on a hill looking like three.

There are four deer in this photo. I like the “push me – pull you” effect created by the two deer in the middle. One standing guard, looking away from the camera, the other munching on oats I tossed out onto the hill about an hour earlier.

— These photos here are larger than I usually upload them. The grass is beginning to turn green, Spring is here. I think we survived another nasty winter. The bad guys might be trying to bluff us into believing most of the world is going bankrupt while they’re “laughing all the way to the bank”. The sun felt warm even through the windows and across the room. & The guy who owns the field the deer are in either came here and cut the tree that fell down last summer in the Storm they named “Arthur” or paid somebody to do that.

— I can’t think of anything clever to finish this off with just now. Still kind of ‘shell shocked’ over the death of a pet. It feels like life goes on – and silly me, after a couple “Near Death Experiences” myself, I’m pretty sure I’ll see those pets again in the ‘next life’ — But that didn’t make it any easier. And every time life drops one of its ‘little surprises’ – all of our priorities seem to come up for review and have themselves reshuffled. You find out again who your real friends are and suddenly you’re locked in an echo chamber where ideas like: “Nobody ever comes back from a near death experience with the Divine message that they should have spent more time at work-” reverberate in your body, mind and spirit as if they’ve been double or triple underlined.

~~~~~ Jim

Last Weekend’s News, Late & Abridged:

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

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{ Thursday, 22 January, 2015 -( +12°F / -11°C & clear at 11:11 am in Ithaca )-  This is a very late  Abridged Version – I’ve been sick with the flu and Jim in New Brunswick was down with a different virus at the same time. —jda— is ‘up to his eyebulbs with work schnarr’-   —djo— }

Saturday, 17 January, 2015  -( +11˚F / -12˚C  in Brilliant sunlight w/almost no clouds @ 10:30 am near Ithaca )-  -( 0˚F / -18˚C   & very sunny, even if all the weather applets on my computer think we’re having light snow falaling @ 11:30 am Closer to Halifax —jim w—)-   —  { Headlines compiled by douglas j otterson & jim wellington, with help from —jda— } { Some things change, some articles remain. Do you know where your survival kit is?  —djo— }

Eeek

Half Past Human dot com tweets from Friday. —djo—

{ Saturday, 17 January, 2015:  We were chatting about putting out our usual news & headlines page yesterday when a friend retweeted the above. Clif at Half Past Human dot com has been mining strategic word changes on the internet and became very good at deciphering coming events that our ‘collective unconscious’ is aware of. And then he was able to narrow trends down and figure out when and where a lot of things that were probably coming would happen. Here he said that among his latest findings he sees the “last bankster is strangled w/guts of last priest/pope/imam/rabbi, then humans will be free! Probably by 2019 when [vatican burns]!” This sounds like he believes that organized religion has been holding us down. We have heard from other ‘seers’ that ‘the age of Aquarius’ will free us from the propaganda and mind control of the age of Pisces. These seers believe that the age of Pisces has either been gasping its last breaths or we’ve been in the transition period. — Remote viewer, Major Ed Dames who taught ‘scientific’ remote viewing to U.S. Armed services personnel. Major Dames does not claim to be the best at seeing the future, but he is convinced that we are heading into what he calls the ‘Mad Max Scenario’ in which our economies will be brought down and political infrastructure will fail. And he believes that will happen this year/ is already happening. Major Ed Dames believes a ruthless group of mind controling humans born on earth here will be seizing control and that will be the end of the ‘beautiful experiment in free will and liberty that was the United States of America’.  — We have opposing views here. Some believe our world is falling apart, others believe it is coming together. Some believe that the “Banksters” and “Elitists” and the “Dark Ops Illuminati” have been pulling our strings, manipulating us and controlling everything from behind the scenes forever. They believe that these bad guys have created organized religion and warped the messages of all legitimate prophets who have tried to warn us about their schemes. They believe, for instance, that Paul, who became really active in forming the Christian Church was actually a Roman propagandist, who Christ called a ‘False Prophet’ who was canonized, not by Jesus and His followers, but by a conspiracy of those who had political power in Rome and wanted to maintain it. They warped Christ’s message, which was that all of us could become fully awake and powerful sons and daughters of God- into ‘You need to follow the church- you can only find salvation through the church, you have to do things our way and do what we tell you to do or you will burn in hell for all of eternity.’ From “Love and do as thou wilt” to “Kill for God and Country”. From “Consider the lilies of the fields-” The Father provides for them, are You not more than they are? to “Whosoever shall not work, shall not eat,” et cetera. Focus on fear instead of Divine Inspiration. Looks like the time when we will see a huge clash between the forces of Light and Darkness may be closer than we thought. Be ready. Pray for Guidance. Pray for Angelic intervention. Pray we make it through this.  —djo— }

Monday, 19 January, 2015  -( +32˚F / +0˚C  with light snow falling in the darkness @ 6:30 am near Ithaca )-  -( +45˚F / +7˚C   & pouring rain and still dark @ 7:30 am Closer to Halifax —jim w—)-  

& Dr Turi sent out an S.O.S. to the world message saying that -(1)- on January 20/21/22 there would be an earthquake above 6.0 somewhere; -(2)- on February 1/2/3 there would be another earthquake somewhere above 6.0; and -(3)- on February 10/11/12 there would be terrorist / police news.  We have no idea how close any of this might hit, if it happens, and Dr Turi isn’t always the easiest guy to listen to or believe, but we thought it might be important enough to make a note of his worrying prophecies here.

Remember Who You Are

Sounds Good To Me – —djo—

Native American Zodiac

*** A ‘Native American Zodiac’ – I never considered that there might be such a thing, but we were trying to come up with som kind of calendar for our game world, which, as far as I know is still in production, if not exactly on the front burner right now.- This is intriguing. *** —jim w—

text below

This is from “Rabble News” At rabble.ca * Link * —djo—

{ Canada’s Conservative government is set to introduce expanded powers for surveillance agencies, likely for the Communications Security Establishment Canada (CSEC) and the Canadian Security Intelligence Service (CSIS). – Speaking last week in Vancouver, Prime Minister Stephen Harper stated that the government is “looking at additional powers to make sure that our security agencies have the range of tools available,” apparently to address incidents like the shootings in Paris. However, judging by past policy patterns reaching the highest government levels, such new “powers” will likely be aimed at stifling and criminalizing voices of dissent, here are some reasons why. – Over recent years, the track record of Canada’s state surveillance agencies has been made clear through numerous access to information requests and public accounts, the record is that First Nations have been a prime target for government spying, whileenvironmentalist and social justice groups are also closely watched. – Throughout the Idle No More protests both CSIS and the RCMP, working in concert, monitored closely the community protests for treaty rights, actions that inspired manyIndigenous youth to vocalize publicly the apartheid realities facing First Nations people. – Conservative politicians refused to ever fully recognize the voices and demands of Indigenous people on the streets during Idle No More, like the Nishiyuu Walkers, instead turning shadowy government agents on the first peoples of these lands. By extension, all other major Canadian political parties, both the Liberals and the NDP, have failed to denounce clearly, the sustained spying by CSIS and the RCMP on First Nations communities. – Within the context of the “additional powers” that Harper is publicly indicating will be given to spy agencies in the coming period, the likely reality is that additional attention from CSIS will be focused on First Nations peoples protesting for human and land rights in Canada. – On CSEC, Canada’s digital surveillance agency, likely involved in the same type of mass data collection practiced by the National Security Agency (NSA) south of the border, something never publicly disputed by CSEC, the new “powers” that Harper is speaking about will also most likely involve CSEC, an organization with tight operational links to the NSA. – Details made public by American whistleblower Edward Snowden, indicate that Canada’s CSEC maintains a “close co-operative relationship” with the NSA, a working collaboration that involves CSEC offering “resources for advanced collection, processing and analysis.” To date the Canadian government and by extension CSEC, has never confirmed or denied any of these details, in state security terms we know very well what that means. – Today, in the wake of the shootings in Paris, the Conservative government in Ottawa is working to exploit the deaths and by extension the larger neo-colonial political crisis in France, to expand the role of state surveillance agencies, like CSIS and CSEC, that define contemporary neo-liberal authoritarianism, a political orientation that is firmly rooted and extends from the colonial era. – Instead of embarking on a real political discussion on the ways that contemporary western systems of power are central to creating the conditions for “terrorism,” Harper is simply expanding the surveillance practices of neo-colonialism and by extension justifying war. – Harper’s comments in Vancouver on the Paris shootings, intentionally exploit the violence with the aim of legitimizing Canada’s role in the bombing of Iraq. “And they have declared war on any country like ourselves that values freedom, openness and tolerance,” stated Harper, “and we may not like this and wish it would go away, but it is not going to go away and the reality is we are going to have to confront it.” – In real terms this is a call from Harper for prolonged Canadian participation in war, the sustained bombing of Iraq, a military campaign purportedly aiming to save the Iraqi people from the Islamic State (ISIS) group by bombing their cities and towns. – Bombing people to save them, that was an argument made by the U.S. government during the war in Vietnam and again with the 2003 invasion of Iraq, both interventions that clearly has lead to sustained violence and human suffering, remember the Mỹ Lai massacre. How are more western bombs going to liberate Iraq, or Syria, from ISIS? – Most certainly Canada’s moves to join the ‘war’ against ISIS will lead to significant profits for Canada’s ever growing military industrial complex, while simply leading to more death and destruction in Iraq. In reality the entire bombing campaign in Iraq is rooted in violent colonial logic, the very same framework that is fueling the type of violence seen this past week in Paris, the people carrying out the shootings in France spoke about the images of US torture at Abu Ghraib prison and also the Israeli military occupation of Palestine as reasons of the attacks. – Now clearly nothing justifies the killing of cartoonists, or civilians in a supermarket in Paris, but we can’t continue to ignore that western colonialism, past and present, is creating the context for such violent incidents to continue. In a cycle of violence, rooted in colonialism, those holding the monopoly of military power, the U.S., France and Canada, clearly have the greater ability and responsibility to stop the cycle and create real conditions for a just peace. – Instead of examining in truth the roots of the violence, Canada’s Conservative government is simply abusing the memories of all those who died in France, by using the shootings to justify the entrenchment of a surveillance state and to cheerlead neo-colonial military policies abroad. – Stefan Christoff is a writer, community organizer and musician living in Montreal who contributes to rabble.ca find Stefan @spirodon – Image: “Strength in the Face of Fighter Jets” by Nidal Elkhairy  }

Help-Amen

*** I’ve got friends who call this ‘The Prison Industrial Complex’ *** —jim w—

Gaaa

“Git-mo” 2015 ? —djo—

good move

“Teachers in Oaxaca taking down surveillance cameras.” —djo—

big difference

Above: Drawings of children 5 to 6 years old exposed to less than one hour of television per day. Below: Drawings of children exposed to more than 3 hours of television per day. —djo—

 

Solidarity

C’est Bon! Et Je Suis —djo–

free education

I’ll agree with this. Everybody deserves a free education. Shoot the idiots who are perpetrating the college debt program. —djo—

{ New Stuff Every Day: We don’t change the images with the twitter stuff every day, but there will almost always be something new there, usually at the top of each section. The red headlines under ‘read this:’ & ‘Not this:’  Will be new. The top 4 headlines in blue “Offbeat” will usually be new. The top ten headlines in maroon/brown under “Most Viewed” are almost always all new, with CBC repeating or rewording something every now and then. Some of the green healines under “Other” are new, the ones at the top of the list are the most new. The top 4 purple headlines under “Local / New Brunswick” are New, except when some of those top 4 are repeated over the weekend or a holiday. And several of the top olive green headlines under “First Nations” are new on most days. — thanks,  —djo— }

Spirit Networks tweet

Nice Message —jim w—

{ +7,351 New tweets since 11 am Saturday – & It just might be National “Something or Other Day”, but nobody tells me these things –  —djo— }

{ Headlines missing from below: —> Harper’s trying to look like a hero by claiming he is giving families a big tax break. Nope, he’s giving millionaires’ families a big tax break. ‘Normal people’ are carrying the richest ice-holes’ weight. Why do white cops shoot young black men? *  Link  *  Interesting twist on New Brunswick’s moratorium on Fracking : At the top of the list of what would have to change before the new Premier of N.B. would allow fracking and pre-fracking ‘explorations’ would be “Social License” which, he explained, would mean that the citizens of New Brunswick would have to be in favor of that fracking. = “Hmmmm” –  * UBER software raised prices during Australian Hostage Crisis to $140-$200 dollars per ride. Then apologized and offered repayments.  — & Loads of people anonymously did nice things for people they never met & Media completely missed that. *  —djo— }

 

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{ We’ve tried to move all the New stuff up top here. There may be important and interesting stuff below: Bears, Belugas and Cats may be more important than the corporate ‘bull chips’ in the news to many of our readers, but we tried to give the current newsy stuff priority.  Now we’re re-thinking everything.}

 

Free Internet Is Our Right

Wanting to keep the internet Free Should Never Make You a Criminal Suspect.

Gaa

I remember hearing somebody say that anybody who calls a conservative a Nazi has run out of intelligent arguements. I do not believe that. —djo—

Poem = Canada In Winter

Canada In Winter. A poem. This may be a little hard to read. —djo—

Eeek 2.0

Monopoly – Version 2015.1 ? —djo—

Link

* Link * <—<< LInk to an article on the global financial crisis Half Past Human sees coming. —djo—

 

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Updat

white deer

White Deer? We were accused of trying to pass a goat off as a deer in New Brunswick.  *** Our deer friends are back and happy that we’ve got a nice big bag of oats to share with them for Yuletide celebrations. Not a single one of them was wearing a Santa Claus Hat or wearing jingle bells. That is probably a good thing. ***  —jim w—  *** UPDATE We thought we saw a news story that reported that the white deer in this photo had been killed by a bus up the street. Nope. Tonight she was one of several deer who showed up to thank us for the oats we give them.

“Offbeat”

Jenna the Husky

Husky reunited with her human.

deer on ice

“Deer on Ice Rescued” – This seems more like “Human Decency” than ‘offbeat’.

Quack Quack.

“Dawn of the Ducks”?

 

 

 

 

 

 

Light painting

LED lights on a kayak paddle produced this effect. Yum 🙂 —djo—

3 guys and a half buried moose

Three Alaskans Save Avalanche – Trapped Moose. —djo—

Pocket dials make up over half of 911 calls to OPP detachment  {  Accidental dialing made up more like 90% of the 911 calls to one detachment of the Ontario Provincial Police  }

‘Ship glitter to your enemies’ makes a hard-to-clean mess for people you hate  { * & If you believe you have a right to hate anybody you better ship twice as much to yourself. *  —djo—    }

Manitoba woman comes within one Jets goal of becoming a millionaire  {   }

Back to the Future lives on in Ontario man’s driveway   { * Somebody spent 12 years researching and building an authentic replica of the time traveling Delorean with all the parts that were in the movies. *  —djo—  }

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‘It didn’t even fight us’: Snowmobilers erscue moose buried in avalanche  { * Animals are a lot smarter than most humans realize. *  —djo—  }

6 wild animals in unexpected places … and one very short cat   {  *  Link  *  }

Waterloo photographer captures movement in mesmerizing LED snaps  {   }

Goats, elk happy to munch on your used Christmas trees {   }

Couple forced to relocate wedding for Obama’s golf game   {   }

Son pays off parents’ mortgage for Christmas   { * & The money used to ‘bail out’ the ‘Too big to fail’ Banksters could have paid off everybody’s Mortgages several years ago. The human race survived on this planet for seven and a half million years without banks trying to control us. “Banking Establishments are more dangerous than standing armies!” -Thomas Jefferson.  Burn down the banks. Tar and feather anybody who voted for that bail-out. *  —djo—  }

Labrador hoisted to safety after falling 46 metres off cliff   { The dog got spooked but survived, with ‘minor injuries but walked out to the trailhead’ after a climber rappelled to a narrow ledge with a rescue harness and both dog and climber were hoisted to safety by an 8-person crew from the Oregon Humane Society.  This shouldn’t be ‘Offbeat’- This should be the kind of good news we need a lot more of.  🙂  —djo—  }

Husky missing for more than 6 months reunited with owner  {  🙂  }

Pen pals from P.E.I. and Tennessee meet after 40 years  {  }

Deer on ice rescued by B.C. conservation officers  {  }

Polar bears’ stinky feet may help attract mates: study  {  }

‘He’s just barking in your face’: Would-be police dog fired for poor performance   {  }

Man’s toilet explodes while city crew cleans sewers   {   }

Students develop app that rewards you for ignoring your phone in social situations   {   }

Swedish town seeks to prevent torching of giant Christmas straw goat   { * It’s a tradition in the town of Gävle, every Christmas they build a 13 meter tall straw goat and about 50% of the time vandals burn it down.  * Link to WebCam * At least in my browser, there was a ‘click here to translate this page’ thing visible for a couple seconds.  Jim W has some distant relatives somewhere in Sweden –  —djo—  }

 

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Electric Vehicle at charging station

New Electric Vehicle at a charging station

“Most Viewed”

New counterterrorism bill to override certain privacy limits  { * You, who voted the real terrorists into power in your own governments, now get to reap what you sewed. *  —djo—  }

3 ISIS recruits from Edmonton believed killed  {   }

Ashley Lynch terrorized after ‘swatting attack’  { * The B.C. woman believes she was targetted by malicious ‘pranksters’ after they hacked her private information from a twitter account of someone who had publicly criticized [the pranksters] and she had followed [the critic] Twitter. *  —djo—   }

GO bus crash on Highway 407 leaves 1 dead  {  }

Charlie Hebdo shooting: France arrests 54 as al-Qaeda in Yemen claims responsibility  { * Black ops organizations created al-Qaeda. Mean people created the atmosphere in which vulnerable people were pushed into desperation and became recruited by ‘terrorist groups’. Politicians around the world are making out like bandits, grabbing power and taking away privacy and personal liberties. This will keep on happening and getting worse all the time until we do something about it. I don’t mean you should go out and buy a gun and shoot all politicians. We need a basic attitude change. Stop believing any information you get from the main stream media. We need governments that are not looking at us as their enemies. How do we fix this? Pray for guidance. *  —djo— }

Vacation companies ‘pass the buck’ after honeymoon wrecked by hurricane   { * Taking money and not delivering services or products paid for is fraud. Those companies would have to have insurance to cover this.  Act of God or not. *  —djo— }

Tom Mulcair shuffles senior staff ahead of election  {   }

Yelp accused of bullying businessmen into paying for better reviews  {   }

Olive Bailey, B.C. woman who helped crack Nazi codes in WWII   {   }

Ottawa Mosque concerned by sharp rise in young men converting to Islam   {   }

-9 photo slide show- Dawn Wall: Caldwell, Jorgenson’s historic Yosemite free climb   {  }

-Blog- ‘Ship glitter to your enemies’ creator begs the internet to stop ordering his revenge sparkles  {  }

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Hands Up - I Can't Breathe!

“I can’t breathe!”

Other:

Credentials of man who recruited patients for experimental MS therapy questioned  {   }

Man overboard from cruise ship, Disney Magic to the rescue   {   }

2 cllimbers reach top of Yosemite’s challenging Dawn Wall   {   }

Dalhousie hands misogynistic Facebook posts to police for closer look   {   }

Finance minister vows to balance budget despite falling oil prices   {   }

Driver ‘hands free’ with phone wedged between ear and shoulder? Judge says yes   {   }

Top Secret Service officials dumped after security lapses   {   }

Dramatic increase in French Jews flocking to Israel amid anti-Semitic attacks   {   }

‘Crazy Indians Brotherhood’ dole kindness to Winnipeg’s homeless   { * But they clawed back $1.1 Billion that should have gone to Veterans’ Health Care while systematically denying that health care to veterans in real need? This stuff has to stop *  —djo—  }

Why it’s impossible to storm-proof the power grid   { * uh, would that be because the over-charging power companies don’t want to spend any part of their ‘profits’ to upgrade or use technology that Nicola Tesla developped almost a hundred years ago that could make power distribution free to everyone on this planet? *  —djo—  }

Cannabinoid e-cigarettes to be available in more countries in 2015   {   }

Canada’s richest 100 CEO salaries have increased by 25% since 2008   { * That’s a crime. *  —djo—  }

 

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-Photos- 10 unusual homes around the world   { *  Link  *  }

-Analysis- Neil Macdonald: Can America handle the truth about Saudi Arabia?   { * Me: Can America handle the truth about itself? Can America handle the truth about September 11, 2001 or anything the C.I.A. has been involved in since its inception? How about the NSA? How about the ‘dark ops’ projects paid for by taxpayer dollars, how about the lies that taxes are the only income the U.S. Government has to work with? How about a dozen other examples of ‘the putrid underbelly of the american society’? *  —djo—  }

 

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“Local / New Brunswick”

mother

“Fredericton Mother”

mother and daughter

Mother and daughter in Fredericton

Youth Feminist President

President of the Fredericton Youth Feminists

 

 

 

 

 

New Brunswick oil patch workers feel pinch of low prices  {   }

Beef prices not likely to drop any time soon  {   }

Fatal Bathurst police shooting confounds local residents  {   }

Cynthia Irving was strangled to death, Saint John jury hears  {   }

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New Brunswick hit with more power outages    {   }

FHS dress code protest penalties too harsh, parents say  { * Too many things about public education are too harsh on the students and families, I say.  —djo—  }

New Brunswickers losing faith in electrical grid  {   }

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Shale gas poll finds New Brunswickers divided on issue  { * How did they phrase the questions on that poll? “Would you sell your children’s and grandchildren’s future out so a couple ice-hole politicians can strike it rich?” <— That’s the real question. There is no such thing as ‘Safe Fracking’. They do not have the technology to ensure that their band-aid ‘fixes’ can keep poisons and flammable gasses from leaking into your drinking water when their patches rust,  crack or otherwise fail in a couple years. This is not a joke, this is life and death. *  —djo—  }

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“First Nations”

Game Changer B.C. Aboriginal

Last June 26th, The Supreme Court of Canada ruled in favor of the Tsilhqot’in First Nation of B.C. granting it title over 438,000 hectares of land, the long ignored tribe became a priority for the B.C. government, CBC says this was a major ‘Game-Changer’. —djo—

-Opinion- Idle No More: Where is the movement 2 years later?  {  }

Red Winter, Ottawa

“Red Winter, Ottawa, January 11, 2013” (Nadya Kwandibens/ Red Works/ARP Books)

Another Round Dance

From ‘The Winter We Danced’ (Nadya Kwandibens/RedWorks/ARP Books)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Tribal Map

Map of California’s Native American Tribes. —djo—

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Cartoon

Lots of Pollution, Lots of Oil Company Profits, The Promised “Lots of Jobs” is a pile of bull chips. —djo—

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{ “Fude 4 Thought”  :  }

Ten Sticks

“As long as the fish still swim – This Land will be – Indian!” I want to cry every time I hear Richie Havens sing that song. And I play it a lot. —djo—

Portuguese Trash to Art Sculptor with 'bird'

The building behind the sculpture is almost as amazing as the sculpture itself. I wonder if anybody lives in that building. —djo—

Grrrr

I think I want to raise Benjamin Franklin’s ghost, give him a really nasty weapon and tell him where to find everybody who is trying to kill the postal service in Canada and anywhere else on this planet. —djo—

Nice Quote

Dang- The tweets are good today. This one is from fr0g5. Retweeted from @LawAbidingHuman —djo—

Never Regret-

The only thing I really know about this person is that she has some very interesting tweets. —djo—

Fox News

The Spirit of Fox News in a [Wing-] Nutshell? —djo—

Yay Haiti

Sometimes I think the world never forgave Haiti for beginning the struggle that put an end to overt endorsement of slavery by most ‘civilized’ governments. —djo—

Schnarr

Caution: Stephen Harper has proved himself to be dangerous to the health of this planet, its waterways, its inhabitants, our veterans, and your freedom to be who God meant you to be. —djo—

Affirmation

Repeat after me, “Abundance is my Divine Birthright, I am Healthy, Wealthy, Happy, and Loved!” — Don’t stop until every fiber of your existance believes that completely. – Affirmation curtesy of Glynis McCants —djo—

Warped Quote

“Would you like to swing on a star? Carry moonbeams home in a jar? And be better off than you are?” -Or would you rather go to school? —djo—

Be The Change

Happy Yule, Merry Christmas, Happy New Year, Happy Kwanza- Happy Anything Else You Feel Like Celebrating.

Fuck Monsanto

Just when I thought we might be able to tidy this place up, somebody has to go and send me stuff like this – Stop Monsanto before they stop us. What they’re doing is beyond ‘Cruel and Unusual’ but I would say, stop short of butchering the families of everybody who works for those Ice-Holes. There has to be a Humane way to deal with them. —djo—

Yay Peru

“Peru is giving Free Solar Power to its 2 million poorest citizens” Strengthen your nation- Empower your people. —djo—

Cree Walkers

” Danny Metatawabin, Brian Okimas and Paul Mettina walked 1,700 kilometers to Ottawa to raise awareness of treaty rights and encourage the federal government and their chiefs to work together to address and reconcile aboriginal issues.” —djo—

quote

A quote from Battlesytar Gallactica? —djo—

&

I don’t know how this caption survived, but it did. I guess maybe I should keep it here: * Wealth Is Delusion * If you believe that anyone can ‘own’ the Earth, its resources or ‘wealth’ You’ve bought their ‘bull chips’ and you’ve already lost. You can’t play by their rules. They cheat. —djo—

{ “Why the worlds’s big energy firms are running scared from renewables”  >>—>  *  Link  *  }

 

Nelson Madela quote

Quoting Nelson Mandela = Positive Reinforcement of Your Self Esteem. —djo—

Eliminate Poverty

Sounds Good To Me – & Harper Has It Wrong —djo—

Tyranny versus Liberty

Another Quote from Thomas Jefferson. I need to reflect on this before I endorse it whole heartedly — —djo—

Cat hugging snowman

2015-jan-01 This is cute, I hope that cat is not freezing to death out there, desperate to find a spot out of the wind or something. – & This was retweeted by fr0g5 & was just too big for me to take a screen shot and copy and paste with the laptop- —djo—

Baby Bobcat

If this guy was orange, I’d swear they found Moe’s Baby Picture. —jim w—

Spirit Bear Photo

Dang- Another tweet I thought has to be here. Dear Editor is the Sky, “Please advise! —Amen” —djo—

Owl

That’s one spooky looking owl. Where’s Odell? New Brunswick? You’re going to make me fire up mapquest aren’t you? —djo—

Oceans in Danger

Happy New Year – Save The Planet! —djo—

BBC Tweet

The BBC adds their voice to those concerned about evil ice-holes tightening their control over everything they ‘allow’ you to know about what they’re doing to you and everything you care about. —djo—

malala with peace prize

10 December, 2014 – Malala shows her Peace Prize. Dedicated to “those voiceless children who want change.” God Bless Her. —djo—

persepctive

Less than 50,000 dangerous extremists out of 1.57 Billion Peaceful, & Honest Muslims? And the C.I.A. & Homeland Security Ice-Holes want you to be terrified of Islam? So they can push you around and take away the few freedoms you haven’t surrended yet? —djo—

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 >>—->  We Are All One Spirit  <—-<<

Nice Message

Glynis McCants is a Numerologist and a really good person. Even if our numbers don’t make us best friends 😉 —djo—

 

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 >>—->  We Are All One Spirit  <—-<<

Imagine Peace Tower

“Imagine Peace Tower” on the 34th anniversary of an MK-Ultra targeted individual sending John Lennon to the next world. —djo—

Doreen Virtue Tweet

Another Nice Message

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Help!

“I’ve got an idea, lets arm the Pandas and Belugas and let them save the planet while we play our video games and turn our souls off?” —djo—

Beluga

The St. Lawrence Belugas Scored a Victory over the Deep Pocket Corporate Shills in what did not turn out to be a Water Polo Match. —djo—

blow your whistles

I hope those Pandas and Belugas are well armed, we really need them…. —djo— Monday, 15 DEcember, this article/photo was retweeted quite a few times today.  —djo—

Help!

“Amnesty International + Malala Yousafzai = Hope” / “So this is Christmas-” John Lennon. —djo—

Monsanto Sux

Clif at Half Past Human dot com is calling them: Mon-SATAN-no or something close to that. —djo—

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Link  * <—<< Link to John Trudell’s amazing speech from ‘Thanksgiving’ 2013 via First Voices Indigenous Radio

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

2 visions of the future

“At a low point in the 1990’s I started writing a story in which the Earth/Dimension we know and love split in two with most of the trees, bees and plants that give us food and shelter and oxygen, as well as the domestic and farm animals walked into perenial springtime and brought positive people with them, the nasties, the power crazy, the negative people all fell into a separate dimension/parallel world that immediately became a nuclear winter.” —jim w—

Malcolm X Quote

Malcolm X was murdered because he believed that the races could get along co-exist and co-prosper. Bad guys did not like that idea. They want to Divide & Conquer. —djo—

{ “Stephen Lewis roars once more in takedown of the Harper government: Newspaper Article from the Toronto Star:  *  Link  * }

Debate over Prostitution Laws

This photo bothers me for a couple reasons: (1) a prostitute who looks this good would not have to stand on a street corner to drum up business. (2) I don’t like the implications that anyone who dresses like this might be a prostitute – I mean think about it: Almost every woman in Hollywood these days would be suspect. (3) Any politician who tries to convince you that prostitutes are a bigger threat to your welfare than those politicians [are] should be castrated in public. —djo—

Freedom of the Press

New York Times Reporter James Risen is facing jail times if he refuses to testify in a trial against a CIA agent accused of leaking sensitive material. Freedom Of The Press is always an issue, More so lately. —djo—

Hong Kong Students risk future to show support for democratic reforms

& Don’t forget Hong Kong

Wow

Palestinians show support for Ferguson, Missouri.

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WikiLeaks

-Julian Assange’s Whistleblower Foundation has new members- Whistleblowers in general are peole who subscribe to higher standards of ethics and morality than their bosses or supervisors or government authoritarian types and are usually shocked to find out that lots of people do not back them up when they seek help because they’ve reported an injustice, or worse- and been ‘rewarded by being fired or even charged with crimes against corporations that the ‘justice system’, instead of locking up the bad guys, turns out to be protecting from the good guys, Constables got their start as enforcers for corrupt officials, corrupt ‘Nobles’ and ‘Royals’. When ‘serve and protect becomes law enforcement- that’s bad news for everybody.   —djo—

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 *  Walter Burien’s Web site explains how governments all over the ‘free world’ are stealing from their citizens and ‘cooking their books’ :  * link to CAFR1.com *

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

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

Let Us Know if any other links have been effed with, thank you

>>——> J.Z.N McCauley’s NaNo Novel <——<<

{ -jda-‘s NaBloPoMo entry disappeared from the list. & Jim’s NaNoWriMo Novel has gone over 90,000 words as of November 19th. }

{ Don’t know how many new tweets since late last night. We crashed.  Medium but poignant Traffic? in the ‘Tweet-us-sphere’  —djo— }

Recent earthquakes in Alberta linked to fracking: study  {  }

{  * Attention OathKeepers: When “Serve and Protect” becomes strict “Law Enforcement” with the civilian population seen as the enemy, Police become Terrorists.  *  Link to article in the Toronto Star  *  —djo— }

=====   Steppenwolf’s “Monster” with interesting video clips: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7EVE8leTG8Y  God Bless Oathkeepers =====

Link  * <—<< Link to John Trudell’s amazing speech from ‘Thanksgiving’ 2013 via First Voices Indigenous Radio

{  * https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BtzIKCqaZMQ *  <——<< * Link *  Moody Blues @ Home in 1995? from “Lifestyles of the Rich and Famous” I like many of the interesting details of Justin Hayward’s ‘Carriage House’ Home.  —jim w— }

 

{  “America- Where are ya now? Don’t you care about your sons and daughters? Don’t ya know We need you now, We can’t fight alone against this monster-” -John Kay of Steppenwolf- & the Monster is the one who convinces the police that they need to arrest a harmless 90 year old man for feeding the homeless in Florida and scares honest police officers to the point where they’re killing unarmed/ harmless men and women. These Police Officers are Not the Enemy. Look Behind the Curtain. —djo— }

Wiki Leaks Merchandise

WikiLeaks is selling teeshirts, sweatshirts, hats, hoodies, Mouse Pads & Smart Phone cases to raise funds, * Link *

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

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

French Cartoon.

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

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{ From a tweet:  Huffington Post: “A Tribe Called Red’s Thanksgiving Track is Tougher to Swallow Than Turkey And Stuffing (Video)”  *  Link  *  —djo— }

===== From the “International Business Times”  — “Anonymous Hackers Threaten Canadian Police, Alleging ‘Swatting’ Suspect Was Framed”  —  *  Link  *  { * Consider the source *  —djo— } =====

{ From @democracynow “We can reduce the prison population by 50% in the next 6-7 years if we just demand greater justice”   *  Link  *   the link might be more interesting than the above quote.   —djo— }

Privacy Breakthrough?

-Polaris, “Let’s Encrypt” Will mean more ubiquitous Web Encryption and Privacy- Article below:

Most recently, Mozilla and the Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF) announced “Let’s Encrypt,” their collaboration with Cisco, Akamai, IdenTrust, and researchers at the University of Michigan in attempt to take the first big step towards a more universally secure Internet. One of the biggest weaknesses in the underlying architecture of the web as it exists currently is the highly bureaucratic and complex (not to mention costly) system required for websites to obtain and deploy the SSL/TSL certificates needed to protect your web surfing experience (these are the basic pieces of information that allow the little lock icon to work in your browser, signaling your session is private and secure). “Let’s Encrypt” will extend these digital certificates to all websites by starting an easy-to-use and free-of-charge certificate authority that issues them; this means that web encryption will not just be available to big players like banking services or email providers, but will set a much higher bar for Internet security across all websites, regardless of their ability to pay for a certificate or properly install it.

We are strong, adamant supporters of this initiative and are excitedly awaiting it’s unveiling in 2015 under a new nonprofit called the Internet Security Research Group (ISRG).

In addition to this, Mozilla announced it’s own strategic privacy initiative in collaboration the Tor Project and CDT. We’ll be consulting “on privacy technology, open standards, and future product collaborations” with the open-source browser to help it more effectively and appropriately bring privacy features into its products. “We want to accelerate pragmatic and user-focused advances in privacy technology for the Web, giving users more control, awareness and protection in their Web experiences,” the company explained via its privacy blog. – We believe in the possibilities that privacy innovations could make possible, and are excited and honored to be a part of the process. – What do these changes mean for the short- and long- term future of the security of the Internet? – There will soon be no excuses for not baking encryption into web services, and in turn, consumer privacy and protection into the tools we use to navigate the digital highway.

Anti-Spyware Software released free.

“Free software program Detekt can find spyware on your PC.”

 

– “Our ultimate aim is for human rights defenders, journalists and civil society groups to be able to carry out their legitimate work without fear of surveillance, harassment, intimidation, arrest or torture,” Amnesty International said in an online posting introducing Detekt. – Whistleblower Edward Snowden exposed the extent of government surveillance on activists and citizens. Amnesty said it is concerned about a chill on human rights activists and journalists, especially those in repressive countries, because of such surveillance.

resistsurveillance.org

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

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

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

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-Archived?:-

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This is from “Blacklock’s Reporter”  *  Link  * :

Feds Run News Blacklist, Ban Employee Access To Website

– A federal agency banned public employees from accessing news stories at Blacklock’s Reporter via government internet servers, documents confirm. Confidential records show Shared Services Canada imposed the government-wide blackout on website access by hundreds of thousands of staff. Files on the blacklisting were obtained through Access To Information. – Shared Services Canada offered no explanation. A 218-page file detailing the ban is heavily censored and conceals email messages in which Shared Services staff discuss the action in messages headed, “Block Domain: Blacklocks.ca”. – “This is outrageous conduct,” said Blacklock’s publisher Holly Doan, who noted the newsroom first learned of the blacklisting from individual subscribers in federal departments who were unable to access news content. Shared Services Canada manages telecom services for 43 departments. – No reason is given for the blacklisting. Blacklock’s is an accredited member of the Parliamentary Press Gallery covering bills, regulations, Access to Information and federal courts. – “It’s astonishing to see Canada join the short list of countries that forbid public employees from accessing internet news sites,” Doan said. “This is not only Orwellian, it appears to breach the government’s own guidelines on workplace internet use.” – Cabinet’s official Policy On Acceptable Network & Device Use adopted in 2013 permits federal employees to “search for information online” and “share links to professional activities and events or interesting and relevant articles”. The Policy also details “unacceptable use” of government computers including access to “hate propaganda”; “pornography”; “obscenity”; and “illegal gambling”. – Doan said, “Surely Shared Services Canada can tell the difference between Blacklock’s and a jihadist website or crime syndicate”; “No rational agency would blacklist an accredited news site in the name of security or crime prevention”. Doan noted the Blacklock’s ban appeared to be revoked September 9, the same day the publication filed a formal request for records from Shared Services Canada. – ‘Way Ahead There, Boss Man’ – Documents indicate the government’s central internet provider blocks numerous domain sites. Shared Services Canada would not explain how many sites it has blacklisted, what their names are, or how many others are accredited news sites. “We do not comment on the specifics of methods used to protect the Government of Canada’s IT infrastructure,” said Marie-Helene Rouillard, a Shared Services spokesperson. – Access To Information records show the department’s IT security division blocked the website blacklocks.ca from last August 22, sending an email alert to numerous agencies including the Department of Industry, Correctional Service of Canada, tax department and others. “The email went to all contacts we have on record,” Dave Tough, a Shared Services security analyst, writes in one August 25 email; “Way ahead of you there, boss-man.” – Tough rated the alert of “high importance”, and indicated several IT staff monitored the news site. Blacklock’s was also cited in an August 27 Cyber Brief distributed to telecom staff across all government agencies; “Cyber Briefs are publications released by the Government of Canada with the goal of preventing widespread incidents,” the memo reads. All references to Blacklock’s were lengthy and censored. – Tough did not reply to repeated requests for an interview. “At no time did our newsroom pose a security threat to the nation,” said Publisher Doan. – Under cabinet’s Policy on workplace computer use, more than 200,000 federal employees are permitted to “watch online broadcasts of work-related content” and “keep up-to-date with news and current events”, according to Examples Of Acceptable Use. Other permitted activities include “subscribe to web feeds”; “check the weather forecast”; “confirm bus schedule information”; “read or contribute to online forums”; and “visit social networking sites to connect with family and friends”. – Forbidden computer activities include using workplace computers to “make public comments about government policies”; “engage in political activity”; or “breach the duty of loyalty requirement for public servants”. –

Apprenticeship ad’s claim of skilled trades shortfall open to question   { * And the current sitting government of Canada has been accused of lying in these ads as well as using taxpayer dollars to fund the ads which are thinly veiled campaign ‘bull chips’ to try to keep themselves in power while they fleece the country- Steal 1.1 Billion dollars from Veterans’ healt care and give it back to try to brag about saving money while denying health care to Vets, discharging Vets months before they would be elligible for their pensions, closing down 9 regional offices where veterans used to be able to get help with their health claims- and then spending hundreds of millions of dollars of taxpayers’ money on lying television ads about the economy?  Gag me with a spoon? *  —djo—  }

-Special Report- Would you know what to do if someone told you they were raped?   { *  Link  * } }

-Analysis- Gobal corruption a bigger scourge than terrorism: Brian Stewart  { *  Link to the CBC article.  * *** And The whole idea behind our ‘modern’ system of ‘banking’ is probably the most corrupt ‘system’ in this world. ***  —djo—  }

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{ My friends in the U.S. tell me I’m lucky to be in Canada. They are usually correct.  —jim w— }

Lions looking at industrial pollution

{ 12:25 pm EST — Almost a week late- But — We are Ready to Rock and Roll —   & Thanks again for your help, Jim W, and  “—jda—“     ———djo——— }

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

 

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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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'then'

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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 { 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 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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http://www.cbc.ca/news/

 

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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  {  }

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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— }

 

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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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{  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— }

 

=======================
 { 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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{ 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——— }