Saturday, 27 September, 2014 – CBC News Headlines:

{ Copied and Pasted from Radio Free Earth News — Mary Ellen S.’s Birthday ūüôā¬† ———jim w——— }

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Saturday, 27 September, 2014¬† -( 56ňöF / 13ňöC –¬† Sunny & clear here @ 9:30 am in Ithaca )-

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

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

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People covering faces climbing down very grey landscape.

“Climbers descend Mount Ontake amid smoke and ash after it erupted without warning on Saturday, Sept. 27, 2014. The 3,067-metre mountain is 210 kilometres west of Tokyo. (Kyodo News/Associated Press)”

{ Thank You -Jim W- for filling in for me – I’m back, – I think, -counting fingers and toes etc, yeah, I think I’m all here —> Doug, who’s finally getting over his ‘mild flu’. }

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Lead Articles:

-Updated- Volcano erupts in central Japan, injuring at least 40¬†¬† { Mount Ontake erupted without warning, catching mountain climbers of guard. Seven people were missing at last notice.¬†¬† —djo— }

Neil Young performs at anti-pipeline concert in Nebraska   {  }

Paul Calandra’s non-answers prompted by PMO staffer: CBC¬†¬† { “Conservative MP Paul Calandra choked back tears while apologizing Friday for responding to NDP Leader Tom Mulcair’s questions on Canada’s mission in Iraq this week with an attack on the NDP position on Israel. – But CBC News has learned that Calandra was put up to the responses by a senior staffer in the Prime Minister’s Office. Several Conservative MPs also told CBC they were furious as they listened to Calandra’s answers in the House.”¬† —djo—¬† }

Petra Kvitova beats Eugenie Bouchard in Wuhan open final   {  }

U.S. urges Canada to give as much as it can to fight ISIS¬†¬† { Should I quote Grace Slick of Jefferson Airplane? “War’s good business, so give your sons-”¬† —djo— }

Why the Newfoundland soccer stabbing has shaken parents to the core   {  }

3 high-tech ways to limit the flow of arms in Syria   {  }

-Photos- George Clooney’s wedding in Venice¬†¬† {¬† }

 

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"Tabulator Ale"

“Tabulator Ale”

“Offbeat”

Picaroon’s new Tabulator Ale pokes fun at N.B. election¬†¬† { Picaroon’s is a ‘micro-brewery’. The Tabulator glitches are what slowed down Monday Evening’s election results. Everybody thought their new high-tech toys would speed up the results news specials. Nope- Some of the politicians gave up and went home before they announced probable winners after midnight. A manual recount is still a possibility.¬† —djo— }

Richard Branson offers unlimited vacation days (you read that correctly)¬†¬†¬† { “You’re exhausted. You feel like you work 24 hours a day because your phone is always on, always beeping, vibrating ‚ÄĒ¬†a leash¬†to your cubical. And even though you (hopefully) love what you do,¬†you just need a rest. – Sound familiar?
You start looking at flights and find an fabulous deal.¬†You can taste the¬†margaritas. You can feel the sand between your toes. And then reality smacks you in the¬†face: you’re out of vacation days. The dream is over and all you can do is battle through the next few months until the cycle begins again.-But what if you could take a holiday whenever you needed it? – If this idea sounds appealing to you, consider lobbying your employer with this idea: -Virgin¬†Group founder and chairman,¬†Richard Branson, announced via his¬†website Tuesday,¬†that he‚Äôs giving his whole personal staff unlimited vacation days. -The¬†Financial¬†Times¬†reported that the rules apply to about¬†170 staff at the Virgin head offices¬†in the U.K. and U.S. -However, the 50,000 employees of the larger Virgin Group won‚Äôt be subject to the same policy, at least not right away. (Branson did assert in his¬†note¬†that if this initiative is¬†successful, he‚Äôll encourage Virgin‚Äôs subsidiaries to adopt the policy.)”¬† * Is he taking applications? —djo— }

Dogs about to get married

“Holy Muttrimony, Bat Man these dogs are getting married!”

Round of a-paws expected at Brandon ceremony of Holy Muttrimony¬†¬†¬† { “Two Brandon [ Manitoba ] dogs will be joined in Holy Muttrimony this weekend. – Opus the sheltie and his bride-to-be, November, a mix-breed¬†from the Humane Society will marry in Brandon’s Stanley Park on Sunday. -November (left) and Opus are set to tie the knot on Sunday in Brandon’s Stanley Park. – “There will 120 white chairs,” said owner Alyssa Fletcher. “Opus’s bow tie just came in¬†and November will be wearing a floral wreath.” – When asked whether the groom would be kissing the¬†bride at the end of the ceremony, Fletcher said the newly weds will be taking a different approach. – “They’re going to kibble each other,” said Fletcher. “He’s going to kibble his bride so she’ll get a nice little bowl of food.” –‘Anybody and their dog is welcome to the wedding.’– Alyssa Fletcher- Fletcher, who runs Grassroots Grooming in Brandon, said the idea to wed¬†her dogs was sparked during a conversation with¬†a friend.”¬† —djo— }

& There’s a repeat of yesterday’s disgusting story about an abandoned truck full of rotten chicken being cleaned up in Montana.¬†¬† { “Ick” <—-<< That’s my daughter’s comment. & that about sums it up for me too.¬† —djo— }

 

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“Most Viewed”

Deck collapse in south end Halifax sends 6 to hospital   {  }

Adam Keunen, Niagara-area teen, killed on co-op placement¬†¬† { “Niagara Regional Police say a teenager on a high school co-op placement has died in an industrial accident. – Adam Keunen, 17, of West Lincoln, Ont. was fatally struck by a front-end loader around 9:45 a.m. Friday at Plazek Auto Recycler. -Keunen was a fourth-year student at Beamsville Secondary School. – Paramedics and firefighters were unable to save him. – Keunen¬†was a fourth-year student at Beamsville Secondary School, where flags were lowered to half-mast and grief counsellors were on hand. – “Students and staff are in shock, naturally, they’re devastated. Adam was a very loved member of the Beamsville community,” said Kim Yielding, spokeswoman for the¬†District School Board of Niagara.”¬† *¬† I’m not sure whether a ‘co-op placement’ is when they let students work during school hours and get some kind of credit of it, or not. I was told that many school systems in Canada have a requirement for graduation that includes working so many hours in some kind of community service volunteer position. —djo— }

Moderate alcohol use increases breast cancer risk, UVic study says¬†¬† { “UVic” = University of Victoria —djo— }

Mysterious Developments website publishes rare gems from old rolls of undeveloped film¬†¬† { Link >>—-> ¬†http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/calgary/mysterious-developments-website-publishes-rare-gems-from-old-rolls-of-undeveloped-film-1.2779549¬† }

TTC ‘Leprechaun’ spurs outrage, legal questions¬†¬† { An unknown man wearing a green shirt and a bowler hat, nicknamed ‘Leprechaun’, refused to move his stuff, on the seat next to him on a bus, when a woman passenger asked him to move it so she could sit down. He was captured on somebody else’s smart phone while he sat there, engrossed in what he was doing on his smart phone –¬† and pushed the woman away when she tried to sit down anyway. * I think that’s what happened, I didn’t watch the video —djo— }

Chelsea Clinton gives birth to baby girl¬†¬† { ūüôā }

-24 photo slide show- The week in pictures Sept. 20-26 ¬† { Weekends don’t count? The first photo in the group is a couple white tiger cubs, one looks like he might want to eat the camera-¬† —djo— }

 

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Other:

Humans hard-wired to ignore climate change: George Marshall¬†¬† { George Marshall is described as an author and activist. The article says that ‘top military officers have called climate change “A huge threat to national security”, but activists think that environmental issues have slipped off the political agendas around the world.’ *1. You can’t believe a word any ‘top military officer’says, they’re trained to “tell them anything you have to, just get them to follow orders” 2. Those same ‘top military officers’ are probably the biggest threat to national security on the planet- magnitudes more dangerous than anybody else, with the exception of the ‘Banksters’ who control them.¬† —djo— ¬† }

Microplastic pollution discovered in St. Lawrence River¬†¬† { “Microbeads” – “They’re normally found in face¬†wash, shower gel¬†and toothpaste. But¬†plastic¬†microbeads¬†are now showing up in lakes and rivers. – A team of researchers from McGill University and the Quebec government have discovered these microbeads ‚ÄĒ often marketed by the cosmetic industry as a way to feel extra clean¬†‚ÄĒ at the bottom of the St. Lawrence River. – “The more we looked, the more we found. That was definitely really worrisome,” said¬†Suncica¬†Avlijas, a graduate student at McGill University. – Microplastics¬†are a global contaminant in the world‚Äôs oceans, but this is the first time they been detected in fresh water. – Researchers¬†collected sediment from ten locations along a 320-kilometre¬†section of the river from Lake St. Francis to Quebec City. – Microbeads¬†were sieved from the sediment, and then sorted and counted under a microscope. – At some locations, the researchers measured over 1,000¬†microbeads¬†per litre of sediment, a magnitude that rivals the world‚Äôs most contaminated ocean sediments. -Biologist Anthony Ricciardi says if microbeads appear in large numbers, they can enter the food chain. – “I was surprised because they’re buoyant, they’re small, they’ve only been reported as floating,” said Anthony¬†Ricciardi, a¬†McGill¬†University associate professor and biologist. – Ricciardi is worried the small plastic beads will end up in the food chain.¬†Scientists say toxins like¬†PCBs¬†can latch onto¬†microbeads¬†which then get eaten by fish. – McGill researchers are dissecting some fish that feed on the riverbed, looking for microplastics inside. – “If they build up in large enough numbers, as they appear to be, they can more easily enter the food chain,” Ricciardi said.

Legislation wanted

– “-Illinois recently became the first U.S. state to ban the sale of cosmetics containing¬†microbeads. – Quebec’s Green Party wants the¬†province to follow suit. – “What we hope is that if a couple of¬†states or¬†jurisdisctions¬†in North America ban the sale of¬†microbeads then the manufacturers will extend that ban to all their products simply to have uniform distribution,” said Alex Tyrrell, leader of the Green Party of Quebec. – Cosmetics companies such as L’Or√©al and Johnson & Johnson are pledging to phase out microbeads from their products within the next three years. – “Our ability to detect things in our environment has just increased exponentially in the last number of years. This kind of science has now come to light and the appropriate steps are going to be taken to make sure they’re eliminated,”¬†said Darren¬†Praznik, president and CEO of the¬†Canadian¬†Cosmetic, Toiletry and Fragrance Association.”¬†¬† —djo— }

Bear between mail carrier and destination photographed through delivery van windshield.

A mail carrier couldn’t deliver a parcel because a female black bear was sauntering around the house where the parcel was supposed to be delivered. The note the carrier left was photographed and uploaded and went viral on social media.

Meet the Canada Post worker who wrote the ‘Bear at Door’ non-delivery slip¬†¬† { See photo to the left¬† —djo— }

5 steps to safeguard against the ‘Bash bug’¬†¬† { “Bash can typically only be found on Unix-based devices, such as those running the Mac OS X and Linux operating systems and the servers behind the world‚Äôs websites. – Even then, most Macs aren‚Äôt vulnerable, Apple said in a statement Friday, because it ships OS X in a configuration that doesn‚Äôt allow ‚Äúremote exploits of Bash.‚ÄĚ Some Mac users who have turned on advanced Unix services could be affected, and Apple said it is ‚Äúworking to quickly provide a software update‚ÄĚ for those customers.”¬† *** Link to article with 5 things you can do to protect yourself: >>—-> http://www.cbc.ca/news/technology/bash-bug-aka-shellshock-has-no-easy-fix-1.2779383¬†¬† —djo— }

Former U.S. Fed examiner made secret recordings of Goldman Sachs meeting¬†¬† {¬† “The Federal Reserve Bank of¬†New York says¬†it ‚Äúcategorically rejects‚ÄĚ allegations made by a former examiner that the Fed has become deferential to America‚Äôs biggest banks and fails to effectively regulate them. – The New York Fed was responding to a story on news site¬†ProPublica and radio show¬†This American Life¬†that alleges a culture of deference to banks such as Goldman Sachs. – Former Fed bank examiner Carmen Segarra says she found a culture of compliance with the banks when she was posted at Goldman Sachs in 2012. – The report critical of the Fed is driven by secret recordings made by New York Fed bank examiner Carmen Segarra, who was fired after just seven months on the job. – She had been stationed inside Goldman Sachs in 2012, as is the practice for all Fed examiners. She alleges¬†she attempted to make constructive criticism of the bank, only to be contradicted and eventually fired by Fed managers. * The Federal Reserve Bank is not a department of the United States Government. It is a private group of ‘Bansksters’ who have blackmailed their way to power and now pretty much control US currency and US Politicians. *** The US Revolutionary War was fought as much against bansksters as anything else. “No Taxation without representation” was only part of the problem. The straw that broke the camel’s back happened when the Bank of England insisted that the Colonists pay their taxes in Bank of England Notes. These Bank Notes were almost impossible to get in the colonies and when available cost way more than their face value. Thomas Jefferson, who physically wrote the Declaration of Independence and later became the 3rd President, after George Washington and John Adams, has been quoted as saying “Banking establishments are more dangerous than standing armies.” The U.S.A. successfully fought off attempts by unethical ice-holes to copy the Bank of England’s tactics and install what eventual became the Federal Reserve, for two hundred years. This gives Banksters, not governments, the power to create money. ‘Credit’ evolved from a scheme that would get con artists life sentences in prison, but the banksters got away with it because they got politicians to write what should be illegal legislation to give them their authority. The huge bailout after 2008 is only the latest fiasco in a long line of illegal, immoral and unethical maneuvers on the part of and in the name of these ‘banksters’. Their first con job is: They have on deposit “X” amount of gold or similar assets, they can then ‘lend’ 20 times that amount, in effect, creating credit out of thin air. The banks get away with this. You would be in jail or evicted from your property if you tried this. AND – we keep hearing that a lot of eviction notices have been served to people whose payments on their homes were perfectly up to date. The system doesn’t care. The banksters don’t care. They want to control you and they believe that if you’re in debt to them, they control you. Grrrrr! Lock ’em all up. —djo— }

Egypt postpones verdict in case against ex-president Mubarak¬†¬† { But what’s happening with the phoney charges against the Canadian-Egyptian journalist? }

Gay teen says he was forced to wear ‘GAYTARD’ nsme-tag at work¬†¬† { “A teenaged¬†fast-food worker¬†from Yankton, South Dakota¬†has become the unwitting¬†poster-child¬†for workplace discrimination this week after teaming up with the ACLU to take on an employer who allegedly forced him to wear a name-tag with the word “GAYTARD” on it. -Tyler Brandt, 16,¬†told South Dakota’s KELO¬†that he had taken a part-time¬†job at the¬†Taco John’s chain restaurant in Yankton this summer to make some extra money. -Unfortunately, upon starting the job, Brandt found his manager to be consistently agitated and “verbally abusive.” – I’ve been very vulnerable and I’ve been allowing him to say things to me that shouldn’t be said, and after a while I was just worried about being terminated from my position at Taco John’s,” Brandt said, noting that he continued to work despite what he felt was ongoing verbal harassment. – Near the end of June, Brandt says he was pulled into the manager’s office and given a name-tag that read “GAYTARD” and asked to wear it. – The gay teen put the badge on for fear of losing his job, despite feeling humiliated in front of customers. -“I would always stay behind the till so they couldn’t see the name tag, I didn’t want them to see it, but even though they couldn’t see it, he would still call me by the name across the store and customers would notice,” he said. – Brandt¬†quit his job one day after being given the name-tag¬†and sought legal help, which eventually came in the form of representation by the American Civil Liberties Union. – “No one should have to face slurs in their workplace ‚Äď no boss should be allowed to label their employee with insults,” wrote the ACLU on its website. “This is why the ACLU is representing Tyler with his charge of discrimination against Taco John‚Äôs – but it’s time they also apologize to Tyler and publicly speak out against discrimination and bullying in the workplace.”¬† – The ACLU has assisted Brandt in filing a complaint with the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, as well as¬†a discrimination charge with the South Dakota Department of Labor. -The complaints allege the restaurant violated the¬†American Civil Rights Act of 1964, a law that¬†prohibits employers from discriminating against workers¬†based on race, religion, sex or¬†national origin.”¬† —djo— }

 B.C. First Nation granted leave to appeal Northern Gateway pipeling approval   {  }

-Politics- Canada ‘joins the big leagues’ with EU trade deal, Harper says¬†¬† { And Stephen Harper goes down in history as one of the biggest economic criminals of all times with this one act. But that’s not all he’s guilty of. —djo— }

 

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“Local / New Brunswick”

Serious assault in Saint John has police investigating   {  }

Fredericton police chief speaks out about serious assaults   {  }

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

& a repeat of the Picaroon’s Tabulator Ale article¬†¬† {¬† }

 

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“Aboriginal”

-Q&A- Rosanna Deerchild takes you behind the headlines on Unreserved¬†¬† { “Unreserved” is a new Radio programme – starting this Saturday on CBC radio one. }

-Poll- The Daily Show airs controversial Redskins segment¬†¬† {¬† I still like the teeshirt some people were wearing with a ‘whited-out’ maskot of the Cleveland ‘Indians’ reworded to “Cleveland Caucasions” –¬† I only wonder if me wearing it would be seen as an insult to Native Americans / First Nations people anywhere.¬† —djo— }

N.W.T. language complaints backlogged for 10 months¬†¬† { “N.W.T.” = North West Territories.¬†¬† —djo— }

Lesbian couple first to wed at Sagkeeng First Nation   {  }

Gitxaala First Nation granted leave to appeal Northern Gateway pipeline   {   }

 

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{ 12:30 pm and I thought this would be a nice, easy day here- lots of news to check through and colourize¬† ———djo——— }

 

Friday, 26 September, 2014 – CBC News Headlines:

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

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Friday, 26 September, 2014¬† -( 50ňöF / 10ňöC –¬† Sunny & clear here @ 9:30 am – One whole time zone east of Ithaca )-

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

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

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Man Feeding Cats.

The man in this photo is spending -2.50 pounds sterling?- a day to keep stray and abandonded cats alive in Syria.

{ From Twitter and ITV News : http://www.itv.com/news/update/2014-09-25/man-feeds-scores-of-abandoned-cats-in-war-torn-syria/ “Alaa -the man in the photo- believes he feeds around 150 cats a day in Aleppo photo credit: REUTERS / Hasam Katan }

{ Last time this week? Today- again, this is -Jim W- filling in for Doug, who’s finally taking care of himself to get over his ‘mild flu’. }

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Lead Articles:

-Updated- ‘Fear and shock:’ Soccer stabbing leaves N.L. town reeling¬†¬† { An ‘older teenager’ is in custody after a bloody stabbing on a soccer pitch in a neighbourhood of Conception Bay South, ‘just west of St. John’s’, Newfoundland, sent an 11-year-old boy, ‘badly hurt’, to a hospital. —jim w— }

Cabinet to consider deploying CF-18s to go after ISIS: CBC   {  }

BlackBerry narrows 2nd quarter loss to $207M   {  }

7 things to know about the bottled vs. tap water debate¬†¬† { “Pepsi-owned Aquafina uses water from municipal sources in Mississauga, Ont., and Vancouver. Many popular brands of bottled water are essentially treated tap water.”¬† This article began with a warning to people who aren’t sure their tap water is pure enough to drink – bottled water might not be any healthier than tap water – It might BE tap water.¬† —jim w— }

How ISIS uses captured oilfields to finance its campaign¬†¬† { The last time I talked to Doug he told me one of his neighbours was complaining that he ‘doesn’t even know for sure there is any group named ISIS. The neighbour thinks that group is an imaginary ‘boogey man’ made up by the C.I.A. Doug went on to tell me that he didn’t have the heart to tell the guy that there were worse groups than the C.I.A. out there doing nasty things to innocent people, and too many of them nasties are people we thought were on our side.¬† —jim w— }

 

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Man hiding face in palms of hands

MP Paul Dewar defining the week that was in Canadian Politics?

“Offbeat”

Montana city cleaning up rotten chicken juice from abandoned truck¬†¬† { This article is listed under “Offbeat” twice. That’s worth a story in itself. A driver abandoned 37,000 pounds of ‘now-rotten’ chicken after the company he worked for refused to pay him. They make it sound like he was trying to extort money from them, but I think I’d like to hear his side of the story. Idaho police are looking for the guy, claiming he was wanted for a parole violation. Sounds like a bad action movie plot, doesn’t it? —jim w— }

Windsor man charged with hiding 51 turtles on body in bizarre smuggling case¬†¬† { & I’m beginning I did not wake up in the same dimension I went to sleep in, whenever that last time I went to sleep was-¬† —jim w— }

MP Paul Dewar’s facepalm defines the week that was in Parliament¬†¬† { Conservative MP Paul Dewar’s photo and the video of his reaction to a question asked on CBC’s Power and Politics programme went viral on the web. That was probably not the next few minutes of fame MP Dewar wanted.¬†¬† —jim w— }

 

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“Most Viewed”

Justin Trudeau’s Sun Media boycott called short-sighted¬† { I think we told you here that a series of tweets last week ‘outed’ top people at Sun News, specifically the Sun News – news-all-the-time cable channel that’s been proposed, 3 of those top people came straight from Harper’s Prime Minister’s Office.¬† —jim w— }

Kim Jong-un suffering from ‘discomfort’, North Korean media says¬†¬† {¬† }

Doug Ford hangs on to brother’s support, polls suggest¬†¬† {¬† }

Teens in CFS care in Winnipeg hotels say they’ve seen prostitution, drugs¬†¬† { CFS = Child and Family Services. When I was in Ithaca, New York State – where I met Doug- there was a family there who were living off the grid. The U.S. version of CFS tried to confiscate their children, claiming that if they couldn’t produce an electricity bill they were endangering the lives of their children. The family packed up and moved to another state, brought their solar electric technology with them. I keep hearing stories that have more than convinced me that agencies like CFS are either unfunded to the point where they can’t afford to investigate their cases well enough to really protect the right people or they’re under the control of not so nice people who come up with b.s. like “If you can’t show me your electric bill, we’ll have no choice but to remove your children from that neglectful environment and place them in protective foster care.” – Where too many kids are abused by people the agencies don’t have the funds, or the time, to properly check out thoroughly enough to be sure they aren’t really bad people. Sorry- I know there are good people in the system, but there are enough ‘bad apples’ to inspire me to raise my hackles. —jim w— }

How my toddler son helps scientists with their experiments¬†¬† { This could have been really creepy, but the experiments described in this article were more along the lines of, the research technician hides a plush toy somewhere in a room. Everybody goes next door, into another room, where the technician tells a two year old boy where she put the toy. Everybody walks back into the first room. The technician asks the boy where the toy is. The two year old smiles and walks to where the technician told him she hid the toy. He smiles a bit more happily when he finds the toy. This experiment is to find out how very young children process information and how well they can learn from other people telling them about things they can’t see.¬† —jim w—¬† }

iPhone 6 meets all quality standards, Apple says¬†¬† { Apple is responding to complaints about bending iPhones and software glitches. If I was them I’d quickly toss a phrase into the terms and conditions that nobody reads anyway and say, “If you’re stupid enough to sit on your phone and you weigh more than fifteen pounds, your warranty is null and void-”¬† —jim w— }

-12 photo slide show- ISIS advance in Syria sparks ‘refuge wave’ in Turkey¬†¬† {¬† Somebody is trying to manipulate us into a war. It’s depressing to watch, and more depressing to think that the ice-holes who are pulling ISIS’s strings are probably the same ice-holes who are trying to pull ours- I was a little bit shocked the first time Doug said ‘prayer helps’ but I’m tempted to say it’s time we all asked for a little bit of angelic intervention here, “Help!” -Amen- }

 

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Other:

-Analysis- Europeans still need persuading on Canada-EU trade deal¬†¬†¬† { I have heard nothing good about the intentions behind this ‘deal’ myself- the ‘banksters’ are trying harder to take full control of everybody’s lives and they are not nice people. Send them packing- Today’s theme might be “Angelic help wanted- Help!” -Amen- hey, it can’t hurt, right? }

Derek Jeter drives in winning run in final Yankee stadium at-bat¬†¬† { I heard something yesterday about the 5 figure price some ticket scalpers were asking for tickets to that game. Let’s just hope we don’t hear from any credible sources that that moment was bought and paid for by some less than ethical sonofagun. I don’t think I could stand to be any more disillusioned than I already am. }

Canadian jihadist believed killed in Iraq appears in new Vice video¬†¬† { Oh great- now they’ll claim they’re bullet proof. }

-New- Father says police murdered his son at Ohio Wal-Mart¬†¬† { A 22-year-old black man in Ohio picked an air rifle up off a shelf in a Wal-Mart and a police officer shot him twice, killing him. – The young man’s father and the family’s attorneys say surveillance video shows the shooting was unreasonable. They contend Ohio Attorney General Mike DeWine and [ special prosecutor Mark Piepmeier ] were biased and set out to defend the police. – DeWine spokesman Dan Tierney denied the allegations, saying DeWine took pains to remove himself from the process. * And if feels to me like things are becoming more toxic every day in the U.S. – it just does not feel like the same place I grew up in- —jim w— }

-Must Watch- Stress relief in Budapest¬†¬† { “Stressed out people find relief by smashing and breaking items at a club in Hungary”¬†¬† —jim w— }

World- British PM urges Parliament to join airstrike campaign against ISIS in Iraq¬†¬† { I’m sorry – the image this brought up was a bunch of British Parliamentarians, dressed in mediaval costumes, flying in planes, throwing very heavy books of ancient Parliament proceedings transcripts through bomb-bay doors, trying to kill ‘terrorists’ below. Is Monty Python writing this stuff?¬† —jim w— }

-World- China knife attack leaves 4 schoolchildren dead   { Is MK-Ultra active in China now, too? }

-Politics- Harper, EU leaders celebrate trade deal they haven’t sealed¬†¬† { And everything I’m hearing lately is convincing me that these guys are puppets who may have no idea what they’re doing- delivering what’s left of the free world, signed, sealed and delivered into real slavery under the direction of international banksters. Banksters and their agents may have infiltrated and destroyed the ‘Occupy Wallstreet’ movement from the inside, but they can’t hide the truth forever- can they? What do you think is going on? Who’s selling who out and to whom? —jim w— }

-Politics- NDP to launch bid to boost House Speaker’s powers¬†¬† { But didn’t the NDP just have the Speaker refuse to allow their leader, Tom Mulcair, to ask his questions during a Question Period?¬† Maybe I did wake up in the wrong parallel universe.¬†¬† —jim w— }

-Business- Petronas LNG project still on the table, says B.C. Energy Minister Rich Coleman¬†¬† { Yesterday, was it on the Aboriginal page? B.C. tribes said they might agree to a proposed dam or the Liquified Natural Gas development, but not both.¬† —jim w— }

-Business- Norway’s Statoil shelves Alberta oilsands project¬†¬† {¬† }

 

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“Local / New Brunswick”

Brian Gallant’s Liberal Government will be sworn in on Oct. 7¬†¬† { I believe that would be two weeks and one day after last Monday’s election. They move pretty quickly up here. —jim w— }

Final vote tallies today could trigger election recounts¬†¬† { Any candidate who lost by less than twenty five votes can expect an automatic recount. Any candidate, no matter how big a margin they won or lost by, seems to be able to ask for a recount. One candidate is calling for a manual recount of all ballots cast in the province. I’ve heard customers in coffee shops and gas stations saying they think there should be a complete recount.¬† Electoral officers for the province did not know where 35 digital chips containing all the voters’ tallied information from 35 ‘returning offices’ for more than half an hour. This is the first time the province tried this new system. Voters mark their choice on a paper ballot, put the ballot inside a cardboard carrier, bring that to the tallying machine, insert it just right and do not hold too tightly, the machine pulls the ballot inside similar to the way an ATM machine grabs a credit card, reads the ballot and either accepts it or sends it back out. It took me three or four tries to get the ballot lined up right to feed it into the tally machine and it still didn’t like the ballot. – Then we realized I had goofed when I used my pen instead of the marker they had on a chain behind the privacy screen. So I went back and used a marker and everything went fine on the next try. Adventures in strange new ‘technology’? Remember when people said that fax machines were a couple steps backward from email? —jim w— }

Fredericton apartment fire damages 3 units   {  }

Teen sent for psychiatric exam after assaulting elderly woman   {  }

 

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“Aboriginal”

Hand made gloves and traditional drum

Chief Bernie Mack, of the Esdilagh First Nation, wears hand made gloves while holding a drum during a news conference in Vancouver, B.C., after the Supreme Court of Canada ruled in favour of the Tsilhqot’in First Nation, granting it land title to 438,000-hectares of land on Thursday June 26, 2014

Winnipeggers critical of police for not doing more for Fontaine ¬† { “Winnipeggers are reacting with anger and frustration over the news that Winnipeg police officers had contact with Tina Fontaine within 24 hours of her final disappearance. – Two officers spoke with the teen during a traffic stop on Aug. 8. She disappeared the next day¬†and was¬†found dead in a bag in the Red River on Aug. 17. – Winnipeg police Chief Devon Clunis addressed the media Thursday. – “I was informed of this discovery on Sept.¬†3 and immediately directed the professional standards unit to commence an investigation.” – Bernadette¬†Smith,who leads the Drag the Red initiative, said the information comes as yet¬†another sign of cracks in a system meant to protect children.”¬† —jim w— }

Cape Breton Mi’kmaq reserve bans energy drinks¬†¬† { “A Mi’kmaq reserve in Cape Breton has banned energy drinks as it tries to improve the health of its children.”¬† —jim w— }

-Audio- Wikwemikong residents restart traditional wild rice harvest¬†¬† { “The traditional practice of harvesting and processing wild rice is being revived in First Nations on Manitoulin Island”¬† —jim w— }

Metis nation of Ontario and Greenstone sign historic agreement¬†¬† { “The president of the Metis Nation of Ontario and the Mayor of the Municipality of Greenstone signed an historic agreement Thursday¬†in Thunder Bay. – Metis¬†leader Gary¬†Lipinski¬†said the General Relationship Agreement is the first of its kind in Ontario. – He said it outlines how the nation and the municipality will work together¬†and consult each other on a variety of issues, including economic development initiatives.”¬† —jim w— }

B.C. Supreme Court set limits on recent First Nations victory¬†¬† { “First Nations have claimed a Supreme Court of Canada decision in the Tsilhqot’in land rights case gives them substantial powers, but a B.C. Supreme Court decision has set some limits. – The court decision released Wednesday says two First Nations suing the federal and provincial governments alleging breach of a 164-year-old treaty cannot force the governments to negotiate an end to the legal dispute.

The Songhees and Esquimalt nations went back to court claiming the Tsilhqot’in decision compels the government to negotiate with them to resolve the dispute and make a reasonable offer to settle. – Government lawyers argued that there was no duty to negotiate, especially where liability is in dispute and the Supreme Court of Canada ruling didn’t require governments to offer a settlement.¬† —jim w— }

VIDEO¬†Carcross, Yukon, residents speak out against fracking video¬† { Video linked? —jim w—}

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{ 12:45 pm and I’m just now ready to check for typos and color the headlines. 1:15 pm, finished. -Hurry back, Doug- ¬† ———jim w———¬† }

Thursday, 25 September, 2014 – CBC News Headlines:

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

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

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

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

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Tweets hinting that we may soon see if the truth sets us free.

Half Past Human Tweets- 25 September, 2014 Will the Truth set us Free?

Pig wearing Necklace?

“The oldest pig in the world lives in Calgary”

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

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Lead Articles:

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

Brampton man shot dead during police traffic stop   {  }

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

Candlelight vigil held for Toronto student fatally stabbed   {  }

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

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

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

 

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Globe with S-O-S in orange letters stuck to in near the equator

Should have been offbeat? SOS from the world-

“Offbeat”

Oldest pig in the world lives in Calgary   {  }

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

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

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

 

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“Most Viewed”

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

 

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Other:

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

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

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

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

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

Conservatives take flak in Alberta for foreign worker changes   {  }

Canada adds ISIS name to list of terrorist entities   {  }

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

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

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

-Must Watch- Students react to school stabbing   {  }

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

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

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

 

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“Local / New Brunswick”

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

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

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

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

 

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“Aboriginal”

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

 

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

Tuesday, 23 September, 2014 – CBC News Headlines:

{ Copied and Pasted from Radio Free Earth News —¬† —————jim }

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Tuesday, 23 September, 2014¬† -( 43ňöF /6ňöC –¬† & looks like a good day @ 8:30 am in Ithaca )-

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

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

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Brian Gallant in front of "Liberal" red background.

‘Liberal Leader Brian Gallant appears to have won the New Brunswick election amid a vote-counting “fiasco”-‘

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

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Lead Articles:

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

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

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

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

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

Aboriginal throat singer Tanya Tagaq wins Polaris prize   {  }

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

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

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

 

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Mushroom in the woods

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

“Offbeat”

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

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

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

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

 

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“Most Viewed”

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

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

How Alexander Sodiqov was freed following espionage charges   {  }

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

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

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

-Blog- Emma Watson’s U.N. speech on gender equality prompts debate over feminism, Beyonc√©¬†¬† {¬† }

 

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Other:

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

 

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“Local / New Brunswick”

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

 

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“Aboriginal”

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

 

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

Sunday, 21 September, 2014 – CBC News Headlines:

{ Copied and Pasted from Radio Free Earth News —¬† —————jim }

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Sunday, 21 September, 2014¬† -( 79ňöF /26ňöC –¬† & ‘mostly cloudy’ @ 2:30 pm in Ithaca )-

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

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

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Weather radar

This is the storm that Atlantic Canadian residents are being warned about.

Thick pollution obscures city.

“A Bad Air Day” in Beijing. Reminds people of Los Angeles before the really strict automobile pollution controls kicked in.

 

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Lead Articles:

UN Climate Summit to lay groundwork for global plan to curb emissions   {  }

Thousands take part in climate change march in Manhattan¬†¬† { & Marches around the world are under verbal attack by conservative propaganda machines and ‘mainstream journalists’ who have been bought and sold by them. }

Oliver urges weaker G20 countries to use stimulus programs¬†¬† { *Elsewhere, this link says, “Oliver urges weaker G20 economies to follow Canada’s stimulus model” }

N.B. election campaign winding down; election Monday   {  }

Pope Francis praises Albania’s religious harmony ¬† {¬† }

U.S. senator asks Obama to oppose Ontario nuclear waste plan   {  }

Canadian actress, playwright Linda Griffiths dead: family   {  }

4 children killed in crash weren’t wearing seatbealts¬†¬† { There’s a photo of a messed up quad cab pickup and an explanation that, in a northeastern Pennsylvania crash the 4 children were not in booster seats or wearing seatbelts when the car in which they were traveling caused a high-speed multi-vehicle crash.¬†¬† ūüôĀ¬† But, as horrible as that is, I wonder why this story would make a sort of front page on the CBC News web site. Is it time for Alex Jones or somebody to speak up and ask, “What are they trying to deflect us away from?”¬†¬† —djo— }

-New- Rising BC Ferries fares drive some to abandon island life¬†¬† { Yesterday a BC minister of transportation and infrastructure [ almost typed ‘infra-struction’ ] responded with snarky attitude to a claim by BC Municipalites that the failure of the BC Government to continue subsidising the Ferries was costing municipalities more than $2 billion dollars in lost tourist income. But after I saw how quickly they tore up the railroad tracks when a huge section of railroad west of Ottawa could not find a buyer, I had a sick-to-my-stomach feeling that if anybody wanted to dis-empower whole sections of the population they could isolate them by removing their ability to get around and communicate with each other, let’s hope this is not step “B” in a carefully crafted plan to institute political slavery in Canada. —djo— }

China’s witches’ brew of pollutions goes around the world¬†¬†¬† { I’m worried about the choice of subliminal verbal images here. Using any group, including witches, as a scapegoat image bothers me.¬†¬† —djo— }

 

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“Offbeat”

Nothing new in ‘Offbeat’ today ūüôĀ

 

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“Most Viewed”

Nude celebrity photo-leak: More images posted to online forums¬†¬†¬† { “Most likely connected to iCloud hack leak online” * “Gag” —djo— }

Alex Salmond says Scotland’s voters ‘tricked’ out of independence¬†¬† {¬† “Salmond, who is stepping down as leader of the pro-independence Scottish National Party (SNP) after failing to persuade Scots to leave the United Kingdom, accused Britain’s three main political parties of winning last Thursday’s referendum by 55-45 percent by making a false promise of new powers. – “I think the vow was something cooked up in desperation for the last few days of the campaign and I think everyone in Scotland now realizes that,” said Salmond, referring to a pledge by Prime Minister David Cameron and other leaders before the vote to rapidly expand Scottish autonomy in the event of a “No”. – “It is the people who were persuaded to vote no who were misled, who were gulled, who were tricked effectively,” Salmond told BBC TV, saying he thought the last-minute promise had swayed the referendum’s outcome. – ‘I think the vow was something cooked up in desperation for the last few days of the campaign and I think everyone in Scotland now realizes that.’- Alex Salmond – If Britain voted to leave the European Union in a referendum pledged by Cameron in 2017, Salmond suggested that independence-minded Scots might push for another breakaway vote.”¬† —djo— }

Wind, rainfall warnings blanket Atlantic coastline   {  }

ISIS drives thousands of Syrians across border to Turkey   {  }

Calgary snow cleanup moves to curbsides, back lanes   {  }

-10 photo slide show- Philippines floods displace thousands   {  }

 

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Other:

-New- Calgary cougar shooting to get full review, justice minister says¬†¬† { A four legged cougar, not a woman prowling for younger men as potential lovers, was shot outside a Calgary hospital.¬† —djo— }

-In Depth- Battle for your breakfast buck: Fast food attacks cereal’s supremacy¬†¬† {¬† }

N.W.T. man spends $100K in search for Franklin’s grave¬†¬† { “N.W.T.” = North West Territories.¬† —djo— }

Fire that destroyed 140-year-old church deemed ‘suspicious’¬†¬† {¬† }

Corporate sponsors treading carefully in NFL’s domestic violence scandal¬†¬† {¬† }

St. John’s woman learns how infant sister became victim of Nazi extermination¬†¬† {¬† “Brunhild Stobbe was one of thousands of German children murdered by decree for being ‘unworthy’. In this case the 18 day old baby was found to have the ‘Rh negative’ blood condition, which was considered to be an impurity that moved the infant into the ‘incurably insane’ category. Therefore she was terminated by doctors. – All medical practitioners in Germany were under orders to report any children with developmental issues. Especially targeted were cases of Down syndrome, abnormal brain development, malformed spines¬†and cerebral palsy. – ‘It was horrible for me to see that word “murdered.”¬†And I cried. I looked at the other little stones, and they said murdered, murdered, murdered. And it really shocked me’‚ÄĒGudrun¬†Williams, Brunhild’s sister.¬† –
The files were passed on to a special ministry that decided whether the cases warranted further attention. – If they did, the parents were contacted and promised special treatment for their children, who were then admitted to special wards in hospitals across the country. – Like Brunhild, most of them never made it home. The standard procedure was to inject them with phenobarbital, which caused a slow death with symptoms¬†resembling¬†routine illnesses like pneumonia, tuberculosis¬†and typhus.” *The cause of death on this baby’s death certificate read, “Pneumonia, idiocy” &¬† *This one warrants more than a sad face here.¬† —djo— }

‘I felt a bit bereft’: National newspapers no longer sold in Yellowkinfe¬†¬† {¬† }

GM, Chrysler recalling hundreds of thousands of vehicles¬†¬† { “General Motors and Chrysler are both recalling hundreds of thousands of vehicles with faulty parts that can cause injury. The impacted models include the¬†Cadillac¬†XTS, Chevrolet Impala sedans,¬†the¬†Jeep Grand Cherokees and Dodge¬†Durangos. – General Motors¬†is recalling 221,558 Cadillac XTS and Chevrolet Impala sedans because the brake pads can stay partially engaged even when they’re not needed, increasing the risk of a fire. – Chrysler is recalling almost 189,000 Jeep Grand Cherokees and Dodge Durangos in the U.S. to fix a fuel pump problem that can cause the SUVs to stall.”¬† —djo— }

100,000 Syrians fleeing ISIS have entered Turkey in past 24 hours   {   }

-Must Watch- Friends Central Perk Cafe in Beijing¬†¬† { “Exact replica of cafe from hit sitcom allows fans to enjoy a cup of coffee and watch the show”¬†¬† —djo— }

-Must Watch- Vladimir Putin’s Polish Doppelganger¬†¬† { “Mr Slawomir was invited to the U.K. for a photo session as the Russian president’s double”¬†¬† —djo— }

-Must Watch- 542 Batmen set world record¬†¬† { “Nexen employees in Calgary set Guinness World Record for largest gathering of people dressed as the caped crusader”¬† —djo— }

-Editor’s Pick- NFL sponsors pulling back, but not out, over domestic violence scandal¬†¬† {¬† }

 

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“Local / New Brunswick”

New Brunswick election campaign in its final day   {  }

Why does New Brunswick elect so many young premiers?   {  }

Atlantic coastline to be pounded by wind, rain¬†¬† { That’s the big photo up top, which I inserted a long time after I started this today.¬† —djo— }

Climate change rallies held across Maritimes   {  }

Man arrested afte Saint John cab driver assault, bar fight   {  }

-East Coast Music- The Wilderness of Manitoba taking over New Brunswick¬†¬† { *I did a double take at this headline. But, in the words of Bob Mersereau, “The Wilderness Of Manitoba has always had a rich sound, but it started out with lots of harmonies and a decided folk leaning. Quite beautiful actually. That beauty is still here on the group’s latest, but the music has moved over to a stronger pop-rock base. If it was a supermarket product, the album could be labelled, “Now with more drums! And extra-catchy too!” Indeed, for a band that was nominated for the Best Folk/Roots album at the last Juno’s, this album has lots of moments that Lyndsey Buckingham would covet. Heck, Christine McVie might want to rejoin this band.” In case you’re too young to understand the connection between Lyndsey Buckingham and Christine McVie- He’s comparing the group to Fleetwood Mac in the 80’s —djo— }

 

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“Aboriginal”

First Nations MP addressing Commons.

NDP MP Romeo Saganash talks about learning how a family member died after years of his family not knowing what happened or how it happened.

NDP forces Commons debate on murdered, missing indigenous women   {  }

Climate action rally at Peace Arch draws busloads of people  {  }

Frog Lake First Nations grandmothers march against substance abuse   {  }

Everything else on the Aboriginal page is a repeat from yesterday-

 

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{ 7:00 pm — After unexpected visits from family members and a couple happy distractions, I’m back on track here, ready to check for typos and use the crayons.¬†¬† ūüôā¬†¬† 7:30 pm eastern time, ready to push the “Publish” button¬†¬† ———djo——— }

Thursday, 18 September, 2014 – CBC News Headlines:

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

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Thursday, 18 September, 2014¬† -( 56ňöF /13ňöC –¬† & ‘partly cloudy’ in Ithaca @ 9:30 am in Ithaca )-

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

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

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Bagpiper, looks like the pipes are spitting fire.

Today’s the day for the Scottish Referendum.

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Lead Articles:

-Updated- ISIS-inspired beheading foiled in Australian counterterrorist raids¬†¬† { 15 alleged ISIS-inspired demonstraters were detained in an alleged ‘random beheading plot’ in Sydney, Australia.¬† —djo— }

Polls open in historic Scottish independence vote   {  }

Toronto doctor says Rob Ford has malignant liposarcoma   {  }

Stranded Canadians arrive home from hurricane-hit Mexico   {  }

Ebola death toll in West Africa rises to 2,622: WHO   {  }

Air Canada to introduce $25 fee for 1st checked bag   {  }

-New- Scotland’s independence forces likely victors, no matter the vote: Nahlah Ayed¬†¬† {¬† }

-Analysis- Cut them some slack: Go easy on families of cancer patients   {  }

-Analysis- ‘Too black’? Why the Atlantic Hawks co-owner’s email is no Donlad Sterling scandal¬†¬† {¬† }

 

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“Offbeat”

Boeing’s ‘space taxi’ includes seat for tourist¬†¬† {¬† }

-Repeat- Watch scientists examine a minibus-sized colossal squid¬†¬† { No thanks, I don’t want to watch anybody dissect a squid.¬† —djo— }

Central Perk pop-up draws droves of Friends fans   {  }

-Repeat- George the goldfish A-OK after surgery to remove tomour   {  }

 

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“Most Viewed”

Scotland independence referendum: If Yes side wins, what happens next?   {  }

Nathan O’Brien murder case: Douglas Garland appearance draws gasps in courtroom¬†¬† {¬† }

Scotland independence referendum: Voters line up to decide fate of U.K.   {  }

Muskox

This muskox was spotted in the Northwest territories near the Alberta border two years ago. Another was spotted last week in Manitoba.

Rare muskox spotted in northern Manitoba raises hopes for its return¬†¬† { Another headline goes: “‘Lonely male’ muskox? Rare sighting of Arctic mammal in Manitoba”¬† —djo— }

Cancer sends shockwaves far beyond the patient: Nikhil Joshi   {  }

Rob Ford’s cancer diagnosis: Will the mayoral candidates soften their attacks?¬†¬† {¬† }

Alex Hennessy captures own armed holdup on GoPro camera   {  }

-21 photo slide show- Scotland votes¬†¬† { The first photo in this series is the one at the top of this article today.¬† —djo— }

-Blog- Rob Ford diagnosis generates outpouring of emotion online   {  }

 

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Other:

5 big issues an independent Scotland would have to address   {  }

-Analysis- Jim Prentice has a huge hill to climb to give Albertans what they want   {  }

U.S. border patrollers testing body cameras   {  }

Prescription drugs need to be tested on children to be effective, experts say   {  }

-New- Ukraine’s Porochenko meets with Obama, seeking more help¬†¬† { Yesterday, the Ukrainian president met with PM Harper in Ottawa, hoping for closer ties and possibly, a deal to secure energy trade between Canada and Ukraine.¬† —djo— }

Fireball over Rockies was Russian spy satellite, experts say   {  }

Surrey teen’s death ‘suspicious’, police say ¬† {¬† }

Artificial sweeteners linked to obesity epidemic, scientists say   {  }

Do distracted driving laws cover smartwatches?   {  }

-Must Watch- Tourists flee in wake of Hurricane Odile   {  }

-Must Watch- Secret satellite launch¬†¬† { “An Atlas 5 rocket carrying a classified U.S. government satellite blasts off from Cape Canaveral, Fla.”¬† —djo— }

-Must Watch- Kalmaegi slams China¬†¬† { Kalmaegi is a typhoon.¬† —djo— }

-Editor’s Pick- New iOS 8 apps launched for CBC News, Radio¬†¬† {¬† }

-Opinion- Scotland referendum: Will slacktivists help secession succeed?¬†¬† { * Now this is one snarky opinion >>—-> “Independence is too important a decision to place in the hands of teenagers” <—-<< Not my snarky opinion this time. —djo— }

-Richard III- King Richard III killed by two blows to bare head, forensics show   {  }

-Politics- Ukrainian president asks Canada to provide more loans, share intelligence   {  }

-Politics- Paul Martin on sparking a new conversation around aboriginal issues   {  }

-Business- Fed again pledges to keep interest rates low for a while yet¬†¬† { The U.S. Federal Reserve – which is not a branch of the U.S. Government- it is a private organization that many say does not have our best interests in their agenda- are planning to keep interest rates down. & Janet Yellen’s photo with this article makes her look like a demented manipulatrix >>—-> Just my opinion <—-<<¬† —djo— }

-Business- CN to be fined for failing to move enough grain¬†¬†¬† { “Canadian National Railway will be fined for failing to comply with an order that it move a minimum amount of grain each week, a spokeswoman for federal Transport Minister Lisa Raitt said Wednesday in a move that caught the railway by surprise. – “As CN was not able to meet the minimum volume requirements (under the Fair Rail for Grain Farmers Act), the minister has decided to issue administrative monetary penalties to the company,” press secretary Jana Regimbal said in an email. – “The penalty is up to $100,000 per week and that is up to the minister’s discretion,” Regimbal added, noting it was the first such fine under the act. – ‘We can’t move what they don’t deliver.’- Claude Mongeau, CN – It was unclear what time frame was involved in imposing penalties under the act, which was passed last spring amid complaints that CN and rival CP Rail were providing poor services to western grain farmers.¬† —djo— }

 -Technology & Science- Gamers put own face on star players in NBA 2K15   {  }

-Community- CBC News readers suggest better pay for hotel workers rather than tip envelopes   {  }

 

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“Local / New Brunswick”

DNR officer received ‘strange call’ over Andrew Harvey charges¬†¬† { DNR = Department of Natural Resources. Former DNR officer Allen Goodine started the investigation in November of 2011. The probe culminated in charges laid on July 29, 2014, three weeks before the start of the campaign for New Brunswick provincial elections. >>—-> “Goodine said he told supervisors about the charges in July because Harvey was a high-profile candidate. – But then, on Aug. 29, his last day on the job before he retired, he said he got a phone call from a senior bureaucrat at DNR. – He said the official wanted to know details of the charges, including the names of the people accused, at which courthouse the charge was filed, and the date set for pleas. – “At that time, I said, `I got a gut feeling. I think there’s something’s adrift here,‚Äô‚ÄĚ Goodine told CBC News. – He said he‚Äôd never received a call like that in his 33 years with DNR. The questions were the kind one would ask if they wanted to look up the court file, he said. – ‚ÄúI really don‚Äôt know why he called, but I got a gut feeling that something just didn‚Äôt seem right.‚ÄĚ – The day of the call, Aug. 29, was Friday before the Labour Day long weekend. Four days later, on the evening of Sept. 2, the CBC received an anonymous e-mail with the court charge document attached. Other media organizations were also tipped off. – A DNR spokesperson said Wednesday there would be no comment on the alleged phone call to Goodine.”¬† && “Harvey said in a political brochure that he has “powerful enemies” in the Progressive Conservative Party”¬† —djo— }

Immigration is key to New Brunswick’s economic growth¬†¬† {¬† }

NDP staffer questions [Liberal Party Leader:] Brian Gallant at Liberal press conference   {   }

Homecare businesses hold out for better deal from province   {  }

-New Brunswick Votes 2014 & the www.cbc.ca/news/new-brunswick page: –

-interactive- NB Votes: Compare party platforms   {  }

Assembly of First Nations says its proposals on missing women ‘tossed aside’ by Ottawa¬† {¬†¬† }

Police remove shale gas supporter from anti-shale event   {  }

-Editor’s Note- The journalism behind Brian Gallant’s second interview¬†¬† {¬† }

-Featured Video- Wild edibles¬†¬† { “Greg Osowski finds food in the forest”¬† —djo— }

-Gas Guru- Robert Jones: Weekly prices and predictions for gas and diesel.¬†¬† { Gasoline prices in Canada have a suspicious propensity for rising and falling that lead many Canadians and visitors to Canada to believe that collusion is going on inside the offices of the gasoline retailers. Local gas station owners say they are being told what to charge, and the wild fluctiations in price are not their idea at all. One television comedy program showed a gasoline pump whose price spun up when an automobile owner picked up the pump handle and began to move toward his gas tank- and the price spun back down as he changed his mind and moved the pump handle back toward the pump. I thought that was both funny and ‘telling’.¬† —djo— }

 

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{ 11:34 am — checking for typos and colorizing the headlines. — 11:56 am >>—-> Ready to “Publish” ¬† ———djo——— }

Wednesday, 17 September, 2014 – CBC News Headlines:

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

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Wednesday, 17 September, 2014¬† -( 45ňöF / 7ňöC –¬† & ‘partly cloudy’ in Ithaca @ 8:30 am in Ithaca )-

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

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

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"Yes" Truck

{Tweeted} The Poster says –¬† “End Tory rule forever” – This is on a vehicle in Scotland with ‘Yes’ stickers- endorsing Scottish Independence- && I don’t know enough to endorse either side. -djo-

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Lead Articles:

-Analysis- U.S. is off to a war that doesn’t make sense – again: Neil Macdonald¬†¬† { “When U.S. President Barack Obama tried to build consensus last year for an air campaign against Syrian dictator Bashar al-Assad, the American public balked. But taking on ISIS is a whole other story, writes Neil Macdonald.” ¬† —djo— }

Both sides in Scottish referendum make final  pitches today   {  }

PM Harper says 69 Canadian Forces members in Iraq   {   }

10% of Cdns had mental, substance-use disorder: StatsCan   {  }

Ex-B.C. jail guard taunted by inmate who raped sister   {  }

Ukraine president to address MPs , meet with PM Harper   {  }

-Analysis- Scottish independence vote could be as close as Quebec referendum: √Čric Grenier¬†¬† {¬† }

-Exclusive- ‘He would taunt me:’ Ex-prison guard says he endured verbal abuse from sister’s rapist¬†¬† { The guard probably did not deserve that – But – to be fair here: We are finding out through DNA evidence that a lot of people in prison are innocent of the crimes they were convicted of – How many of them have to endure constant verbal and sometimes physical abuse from prison guards?¬† —djo— }

-New- Big business: How disabilities are transforming the marketplace¬†¬† { “Big-name companies like Google see a lucrative and untapped market in designing products that work well for people who have disabilities.”¬† —djo— }

 

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“Offbeat”

Canadarm-like robot invented to clean bridges¬†¬† { * Invented? Wouldn’t ‘Developed’ be a better word?¬† —djo— }

George the goldfish A-OK after surgery to remove tumour   {  }

Watch scientists examine a minibus-sized colossal squid   {  }

-Repeat- Apple’s one-click tool deletes unwanted U2 tracks¬†¬† { * How about a one-click tool to delete the ice-holes who develop the ‘cute little tricks’ that change home-pages and install unwanted b.s. redirects and b.s. pages that pop up in browsers? I’ve got a new ‘service’ hijacking my secure search engine with an ‘Astromenda’ page full of crap I don’t want to see – ever – and I can’t make it go away- after deleting every trace several times it is still there. And it reinstalls yahoo all the time. Public castration would be too good for these ice-holes. —djo— }

 

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“Most Viewed”

Apple’s iOS 8: It’s delivery day for new mobile operating system¬†¬† { * Which, no doubt is full of security holes that make the NSA and their ilk very happy. Why does anybody ever need a new OS? Why does anybody need an iPhone? Where are they leading us? [“Where are we going and why are we in this handbasket?” — John B Wells]¬† —djo— }

iOS 8: 8 new things¬†¬† { * 8 new things you probably wouldn’t want anything to do with if you knew what was going on behind the scenes and what’s imbedded in the operating system?¬† —djo— }

What Scotland independence crusader Alex Salmond learned from Quebec   {  }

Mariott hotels prompt guests top tip housekeepers with Envelope Please program¬†¬† { *If employers like Mariott were honest and paid their housekeepers what they’re worth we would not be reading b.s. like this.¬† —djo— }

Master Cpl Denis Demers takes own life 2 weeks after standoff¬†¬† { “A Canadian soldier involved in a 40-hour standoff with police in late August committed suicide last week, CBC News has learned. – Master Cpl. Denis Demers, 44, was a medical technician working with 2 Field Ambulance.¬†He¬†joined the Canadian Armed Forces in 2002¬†and was sent on tours to Afghanistan in 2008 and 2010, according to the Department of National Defence. – His body was found in Petawawa, Ont., near Barron Canyon Road ‚ÄĒ¬†not far from his home on Labine Crescent¬†‚ÄĒ¬†on Sept. 12 at about 7:30 p.m., OPP said. – Foul play is not suspected¬†and the coroner’s office is now investigating, OPP said. – It comes about two weeks after Demers was involved in a long standoff with police at his home. – Master Cpl. Denis Demers, 44, joined the Canadian Armed Forces in 2002 and was sent on tours to Afghanistan in 2008 and 2010. – The¬†standoff began after military police responded to a domestic call on Aug. 28. OPP were later called in to assist, along with tactical officers. – Demers was finally taken into custody under the Mental Health Act on Aug. 30.”¬† ūüôĀ¬† —djo— }

Rob Ford health update coming 1 week after tumour discovery   {  }

Harper sidestepped MPs on Supreme Court pick due to Nadon ‘leaks’¬†¬† {¬† }

-17 photo slide show- Ebola battled in West Africa   {  }

-Blog- B.C. Teachers’ strike: what does public education mean to Canadians?¬†¬† { In another area there is another headline: “B.C. teachers’ strike: When will schools reopen?” }

 

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Other:

-New- American arrested while trying to swim to North Korea   {  }

Jackie Chan’s son formally arrested by China in drug case¬†¬† {¬† }

Syrians say ISIS are on the move, going underground and offline   {  }

Vikings bow to pressure, order Adrian Peterson away from team¬†¬† { “Star NFL running back Adrian Peterson is charged with a felony for using a wooden switch to spank his four-year-old son.” * Jeeze –¬† If everybody who went overboard while spanking their kids could be charged with felony assault, we come from a nation of felons. My parents would certainly have been charged with felony spanking. – ¬Ņ Is this a plot by the idjits who want to privatize prisons to make it look like everybody should be locked up? Or a move to a new form of slavery? Hmmmmm-¬†¬† —djo— }

Cody Legebokoff sentenced to life on 4 counts counts of 1st-degree nurder   {  }

NASA Chooses Boeing, SpaceX to operate its ‘space taxi’¬†¬† {¬† }

-World- Hurricane Odile: Mexico airlifts thousands of tourists   {  }

-Canada- Salmon runs in Atlantic Canada, Quebec in serious decline   {  }

-Politics- Rob Nicholson insists military mental health service improving¬†¬† { Defence Minister Rob Nicholson looks like too many other slimey government mouthpieces who believe that they can make something true by sheer force of their unholy will. I guess this is a world-wide problem. Anybody who believes in ‘leadership’ should be tested for mental illness and declared unfit for public office. —djo— }

-Politics- Peter Stoffer to reoffer [/run for office] in 2015 election¬† { “The Nova Scotia MP will run in the next election in the new riding of Sackville-Preston-Chezzetcook. – “Although at the beginning of the last campaign I had every intention of leaving, I’m announcing today I’ll be seeking the nomination for the new riding of Sackville-Preston and Chezzetcook for the next upcoming election to ensure that my friend and colleague, Mr. Tom Mulcair becomes the next prime minister of Canada and that we can show Canadians a truly positive and progressive government,‚ÄĚ said Stoffer. – “Unfortunately Mr. Harper and the Conservatives ‚ÄĒ and I say this with great respect for my Conservative friends ‚ÄĒ they’ve overstayed their welcome,” he said. –¬† Stoffer¬†said there’s still much¬†work to do on the veterans affairs¬†file. – “These men and women put their life on the line, their country asks them to shed blood for them ‚ÄĒ all they’re asking for in return is a little recognition that they’ve got a problem, and that they need help and they need it yesterday, not six months from now,‚ÄĚ said Stoffer. – The announcement comes one day after Stoffer said he’d like to become the ombudsman for Veterans Affairs Canada. – Stoffer also spoke in past tense Tuesday when asked about his political career, fuelling speculation he may leave¬†politics. – First elected in 1997, Stoffer is Official Opposition critic for veterans affairs. Over the years, he’s served as the critic for fisheries, shipbuilding, seniors, amateur sport, Canada Post, the Atlantic Canada Opportunities Agency and defence. – The fixed election date is Oct. 19, 2015, but Stoffer¬†told a scrum of reporters Wednesday¬†he expects the election will be called early, after a spring budget.”¬†¬† —djo— }

-Business- U.S. Steel Canada files for court-supervised protection   {  }

-Business- Jim Prentice says many Alberta First Nations are behind new pipeline projects¬†¬† { And a lot of First Nations people say that Jim Prentice has a forked tongue. —djo— }

-Arts & Entertainment- Leonardo DiCaprio named UN messenger of peace   {  }

 

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“Local / New Brunswick”

Miramichi River salmon numbers hit record low in 2014   {  }

Tailings pond leaks revealed at Cassidy Lake mine site   {  }

Environment rules tough enough, David Alward insists¬†¬† { That’s a strange juxtaposition, a toxic leak from a mine right above the premier of New Brunswick trying to tell us that we don’t need any more environmental protection than the rules that are already in place?¬†¬† —djo— }

Political will needed to preserve rural New Brunswick, expert says¬†¬† { Susan Machum, the Canada reserach chair in rural social justice at St Thomas University, said politicians need to avoid allowing industries to set up in New Brunswick that may harm rural communities. She likes small-scale projects that create jobs, rather than megaprojects¬† that make a couple people rich and impoverish thousands.¬† ‘Our resources should be used to meet local needs not corporate profits. If our resources are valuable today, they should be even more valuable tomorrow.’ – Susan Machum <—-<< That was from another article, one that she wrote.¬† —djo— }

 

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{ 12:10 pm & I’m not feeling so hot- time to check for typos and get out the crayons.¬†¬† 12:45 pm clicking the “Publish” button¬† ———djo——— }

Monday, 15 September, 2014 – CBC News Headlines:

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

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Monday, 15 September, 2014¬† -( 48ňöF / 9ňöC –¬† & ‘mostly cloudy’ in Ithaca @ 8:00 am in Ithaca )-

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

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

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Auroroa over Evergreens

This photo was shot by Doug McLean near Saint John, N.B. last Friday.

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Lead Articles:

3 Canadian political leaders.

Leaders of the 3 biggest political parties in Canada. Left to right: Stephen Harper, Conservative – Tom Mulcair, NDP – Justin Trudeau, Liberal. Elizabeth May of the Green Party didn’t make the CBC’s cut here.

Parliament’s back, but don’t expect to see the leaders much¬†¬† { “MPs are back in Ottawa today, but Canadians expecting to see the party leaders facing off every day in question period may be disappointed.” The author of the article behind the headline suggests that the leaders believe they may be winning more votes by being seen out in the ‘real world’ than by sitting in Parliament, doing the work of legislating. —djo— }

Swedish centre-left party wins election but not majority   {  }

Tensions flare at  rally for striking teachers in Vancouver   {  }

Response to ISIS must be global, says French president   {  }

Britain to ‘hunt down’ ISIS after aid worker beheaded¬†¬† {¬† }

-New- Rob Ford tumour diagnosis: Do politicians have a right to medical privacy?¬†¬† { Maybe it should be noted that I don’t think any reporter for a main stream news gathering organization in the USA would ask this question.¬† —djo— }

-Go Public- Clients feel duped into hiring lawyers now suspended¬†¬† {” Clients of two lawyers accused of serious misconduct are outraged over being kept in the dark about their lawyers’ records, which they said derailed their cases and cost them thousands.”¬† —djo— }

-New- Downsizing: Losing weight is hard, but it’s the only option¬†¬† { A writer in St. John’s, Newfoundland writes about his decision to ‘transform his body, and his life.’ On the page that is this article you can either listen to a segment from ‘Definitely Not The Opera’ or look at a video.¬† —djo— }

 

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“Offbeat”

Dutch stage tomato fight against Russian sanctions   {  }

+ 3 repeat articles from the weekend

 

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“Most Viewed”

Django Unchained atcress Daniele Watts detained by L.A. police   {  }

Liberal polling lead [is] more than a Justin Trudeau honeymoon   {  }

No arrests yet in deadly shooting near Clinton, Ont.[-ario]¬†¬† { Another link to this article has the headline: ‘Why the silence?’: Few details released after rural Ont. shooting¬† —djo— }

Abdul Monir, 31, shot dead just months after arriving in Canada¬†¬† { Abdul Monir came to Canada from Afghanistan in May, began working for a Pizza parlour two weeks ago. He was one of two people shot, the restaurant owner is still alive, in critical condition.¬† —djo— }

Canadian citizens charged in $68M US drug bust in Australia    {  }

Air France strike wipes out more than half its global flights today   {  }

& The Oscar Pistorius slide show -20 photos- is up for the 3rd day and “Facebook Messenger found to be tracking ‘a lot more data than you think’” is also up for the 3rd day.

 

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Other:

-New- How to select a jury for Luka Magnotta   {  }

-New- L.A. police detain black actress for ‘showing affection’ with white boyfriend¬†¬† {¬† }

-Updated- Iran rejects call for global strategy against ISIS   {  }

Non-profits turn to crowdfunding to save data cut by feds¬†¬† { “How many day-care spaces exist in Canada? How much do the country‚Äôs poorest receive in welfare income? Are freshwater fish harmed by cleaning products? – For decades, the federal government paid to answer these questions. Now, non-profit groups are asking the public for donations in a desperate bid to save the data from extinction. – In the past year, three groups turned to crowdfunding, using the trendy¬†but time-consuming online campaign that raises one small donation at a time. The trio¬†‚ÄĒ who seek to save child-care, welfare and environmental data¬†‚ÄĒ have a combined goal of $70,000. – As the onus in Canada for collecting some key data passes over to a non-profit sector reliant on one-off donations and small fee-for-service contracts, some worry about the impact of such a fragile arrangement. – ‚ÄúCertainly, it‚Äôs a bit of a stop-gap measure,‚ÄĚ said Evidence for Democracy‚Äôs executive director, Katie Gibbs. ‚ÄúIt‚Äôs pretty hard to do research under that condition of very short-term funding.‚ÄĚ – Two of the¬†campaigns successfully achieved their goals ‚ÄĒ including a think-tank rescuing welfare data and a fundraiser held by¬†the world-renowned Environmental Lakes Area research group, the near-demise of which garnered widespread media attention.”¬† *** If Walter Burien of CAFR1.com is right and almost all of the federal, state, provincial and municipal governments in this world are lying about their income streams and how much money they actually have— Then these programs were not ‘un-funded’ to save money, they were probably un-funded by groups who don’t want their agenda derailed by the truth they would rather not let you have access to. —djo— }

Powerful Hurricane Odile bears down on Mexico’s Baja coast¬†¬† {¬† }

Heroin packed under frozen fish: 2 Canadians charged in massive drug bust   {  }

-Exclusive- End-of-life care must be improved, federal health minister says   {  }

-Updated- Cancer-stricken British boy undergoes 1st proton treatment for brain tumour   {  }

-Must Watch- Kady O’Malley previews Parliament’s return¬†¬† { Kady O’malley is billed as a “Political Blogger”¬† —djo— }

-Must Watch- TIFF 2014 highlights   {  }

-Editor’s Pick- Your photos of the northern lights after the solar storm¬†¬† {¬† }

-Editor’s Pick- -In Depth- Sable Island: A living treasure¬†¬† { “A look at Canada’s newest national park reserve” }

-Politics- MPs agenda for the fall: House cleaning and trade deals   {  }

-Business- Russia creates emergency fund to deal with Western sanctions   {  }

-Arts & Entertainment- TIFF People’s Choice Award foes to The Imitation Game¬†¬† {¬† }

-Technology & Science- Ocean algae can evolve fast to tackle climate change, study shows¬†¬† { *** And remote viewers have said that they see a future in which the bad guys have poisoned the land and water by fracking and other evil practices and the world comes to depend on a blue-green algae for its biggest safest food source.¬† —djo— }

 

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“Local / New Brunswick”

David Alward’s PC campaign risks missing undecided voters¬†¬† {¬† }

People with signs.

Lincoln, N.B. residents voted down a proposal to form a village.

David Shipley: Leadership needed to end ‘undemocratic’ LSD model¬†¬† { “LSD” = local service district. – “David Shipley, who served as a member of the Rusagonis-Waasis Local Service District Advisory Committee, said the existing model is paralyzing many rural communities that are experiencing rapid growth. – Shipley was involved in the LSD advisory board when Rusagonis-Waasis was exploring the idea of becoming a rural community. – The community of roughly 3,300 people, which is outside of Fredericton, is experiencing significant growth but as a local service district it lacks full local control over its decisions. – Shipley¬†pointed out the community has 900 people under the age of 18 but it does not have a local park, a decision that a rural community could have changed easily. – He said a variety of reasons, ranging from apathy to concerns over lost influence in a new form of governance, caused the push to become an elected rural community to fail. – Shipley wrote in a special op-ed for CBC News the next provincial government should lay out a clear process for ending the existing LSD system.”¬† *** & Any time I hear a politician utter the word ‘Leadership’ my flesh crawls. Leadership implies that some ice-hole stands up and screams ‘Do things my way!’ And that rarely turns out to be a good idea. The best ‘leaders’ are those who set off on a difficult course, realizing that not many others would want to follow their example or tackle whatever tasks they set for themselves. They do not force their agenda on anyone. They take on responsibility because they couldn’t respect themselves if they didn’t, not because they are seeking any political or monetary gain. —djo— }

Brian Gallant questions timing of Andrew Harvey charges   {  }

 

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{ 9:37 am >>—-> Checking for typos and getting out the crayons.¬†¬† “Publish” -ing at 10:00 am ¬† ———djo——— }

Saturday, 13 September, 2014 – CBC News Headlines:

{ Copied & Pasted from Radio Free Earth News, Welcome back – Doug –¬†¬† —————jim }

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Friday, 12 September, 2014¬† -( 55ňöF / 13ňöC –¬† With ‘light’ rain in Ithaca @ 12:20 pm in Ithaca )-

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

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

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Northern lights.

Northern Lights ‘may put on a show all over Canada tonight, thanks to the double impact from solar plasma smacking the Earth’. * & ‘Solar Plasma’ smacking the Earth is probably not a good thing. —djo—

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Lead Articles:

-Analysis- ‘He really is not the same as Rob Ford’: But will that help Doug Ford or hurt him?¬†¬† { Rob Ford bowed out of the mayoral race in Toronto and his brother, Doug, jumped in. John Tory, a Conservative, was in 1st place in the polls and probably still is, Rob was in 2nd, and Olivia Chow, NDP, was in 3rd. We’ll have to wait and see if Doug replacing Rob changes anything, or if any significant ‘X Factor’ changes everything.¬† —djo— }

Rob Ford quits Toronto mayoral race, brother Doug steps in   {  }

N.L. Tories to pick new premier at St. John’s convention¬†¬† {¬† }

Ukraine PM says country still in state of war with Russia   {  }

Ebola ‘moving far faster than the capacity to manage’: WHO¬†¬† {¬† }

Family of British hostage appeal to Islamic State to make contact   {  }

Watch for northern lights across Canada tonight   {  }

 

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“Offbeat”

Young man and big cat portrait

16-year-old Draven Rodriguez, of Schenectady, NY- Wants to have his Senior Yearbook photo to include “Mr Bigglesworth” the Maine Coon Cat in this portrait. —djo—

Paris Hilton buys tiny Pomeranian worth $13K from Calgary dog breeder   {  }

Rory McIlroy hits tee shot into fan’s pocket¬†¬† {¬† }

Teen petitions to have his laser-cat portrait in high school yearbook   {  }

Black bear in tree shot with tranquilizing darts during capture in Calgary   {  }

 

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“Most Viewed”

How Doug Ford’s political skills and baggage will affect his mayoral candidacy¬†¬† {¬† }

Terry Fox’s cancer now highly curable says medical expert¬†¬† { But ‘Big Pharma’ does not want cheap cures on the market when they are making so much money with pills that keep people sick and only relieve a little of their pain and suffering. —djo— }

Ebola crisis: Nursing student returns from ‘terrifying’ aid trip¬†¬† {¬† }

B.C. teachers’ strike: Both sides silently resume discussions¬†¬† {¬† }

-20 photo slide show- Oscar Pistorius guilty of culpable homicide   {  }

-Blog- Facebook Messenger found to be tracking ‘a lot more data than you think’¬†¬† {¬† }

 

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Other:

Take a tour of Canada’s HMCS Athabaskan docked in Baltimore¬†¬† {¬† }

#AmINext aims to raise awareness about murdered aboriginal women   {  }

Ray Rice and how the NFL handled 6 other domestic abuse cases   {  }

-In Depth- Forced marriage victim, legal experts call for more government action   {  }

-Photos- TIFF 2014 Celebrity selfies   {  }

Vikings RB Adrian Peterson booked, released from jail   {  }

What are the hot food trends this fall?   {  }

3 WW II-era bombs found on Corrections Canada site   {  }

-Smart Money- In love? Then it’s time to have the money talk¬† { Gag! Sounds like a war between the greedy and those who still have their hearts and souls intact.¬† —djo— }

-Must Watch- Doug Ford sound bites   {  }

-Must Watch- California wildfire   {  }

-Editor’s Pick- / -Photos- TIFF 2014: Day 8 highlights¬†¬† {¬† }

-World- The week in pictures, Sept. 8-12   {  }

-Canada- Lazy days of summer? Not for these MPs¬† { 3 photos of Liberals, 3 photos of Conservatives and 1 photo of an NDP MP working through photo ops over the summer- Sound slanted to you?¬† —djo— }

-Business- Sandy McTire and the iPhone get makeovers: the business week in review   {  }

-Business- Netflix expansion in Europe worries French film industry {  }

-Business- Loonie down to near 90 cents US amid geopolitical turmoil¬†¬† { -Who is trying to convince you that there is a world geopolitical turmoil and why would they want to do that?¬† —djo— }

-Business- Where is Ottawa again? iPhone 6 delivery map mixes up Canadian cities   {  }

-Health- High-dose opioid painkillers still prescribed at high rates in Canada   {  }

-Arts & Entertainment- And the winner is? Our picks for top flick at TIFF   {  }

-Arts & Entertainment- Scorsese vs. Trumbull: Competing visions collide at TIFF   {  }

-Technology & Science- Cause of massive Antarctic ice shelf collapse uncovered   {  }

-Technology & Science- Apple iPhone 6 map of Canada confuses Toronto, Ottawa¬†¬† { And Canadians visiting us here in ‘the lower 48’ gasp at weather maps that end at the Canadian border. They know a lot more about us, even our weather, than we know about them. Why do you suppose that is? Narcissism? Wool pulled over -whose- eyes?¬† —djo— }

-Technology & Science- Jane Goodall on Vancouver Aquarium belugas: ‘That’s not right’¬†¬† { This article describes Jane as a ‘renowned conservationist’ and quotes her as saying that the Vancouver Aquarium’s beluga breeding programme is ‘indefensible’. Has anybody asked the belugas, orcas and dolphins what they think about this?¬†¬† —djo— }

 

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“Local /New Brunswick”

Bruce Northrup, province files defence against Windsor Energy claims¬†¬† { “Former natural resources minister Bruce Northrup and the province of New Brunswick have filed a statement of defence against claims made by natural gas exploration company¬†Windsor Energy. – Khalid¬†Amin, the president of Calgary-based Windsor Energy, launched a $105-million lawsuit against the New Brunswick government and¬†Northrup last month¬†alleging Northrup made¬†false, misleading and defamatory comments that hurt the company. – Amin¬†claims Northrup was libellous when he issued a press release in November of 2011, following¬†an incident in which a Windsor subcontractor did seismic tests along Route¬†1 inside Sussex town limits. – Northrup said¬†the company had violated the province’s Oil and Natural Gas Act – The province also¬†filed a complaint with the RCMP. – In the statement of defence, the law firm Stewart McKelvey says,¬†“the defendants deny the words complained of were made with malice.” – “The public had a social, political and moral interest in receiving those statements.” – The defence also denies that Windsor Energy’s reputation suffered¬†because of Northrup’s¬†comments. – They argue that any damage to reputation “is not as a result of the words complained of, but because of the plaintiffs’ actions in the media and the plaintiffs’ actions in disregarding the requirements of the act and regulations, its licence and permit.” -” —djo— }

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

N.B. this week   {  }

Liberal candidate Andrew Harvey’s fraud charges dropped ¬† {¬† }

 

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{ 1:45 pm – Publishing now, will finish checking for typos and painting with crayons later – 5:22 pm – Back from chores & other tasks, colorized and checking one more time before ‘updating’ –¬† ¬†¬† ———djo——— }