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Thurs., 22 Jan., 2015 – News & Headlines:

Thursday, January 22nd, 2015

Thursday, 22 January, 2015  -( +23˚F / 5˚C  & cloudy @ 11:11 am near Ithaca )-  -( +12˚F / -11˚C   & hazy  @ 12:20 2m Closer to Halifax —jim w—)-   —  { Headlines compiled by douglas j otterson & jim wellington, with help from —jda— } { Some things change, some articles remain. Do you know where your survival kit is?  —djo— }

— Today is my cousin, Kathy Conroy’s Birthday. A couple other people I know also have birthdays tody.  —Jim W—

Kathy Kelly

Kathy Kelly will begin a 3 month prison sentence tomorrow, January 23rd, at Whiteman Air Force Base in Missouri. She said that 90% of victims killed by drones are civilians and quotes a British organization, “Reprieve” which reports that for ever military targeted person taken out by a drone, 28 civilians are killed. —djo—

Remember Who You Are

Sounds Good To Me – —djo—

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

Help-Amen

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

Gaaa

“Git-mo” 2015 ? —djo—

 

Solidarity

C’est Bon! Et Je Suis —djo–

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

Spirit Networks tweet

Nice Message —jim w—

{ +10,709 New tweets since 9 pm Monday – & It just might be National “Something or Other Day”, but nobody tells me these things –  —djo— }

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

 

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

 

Poem = Canada In Winter

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

Eeek 2.0

Monopoly – Version 2015.1 ? —djo— Somebody told me that ‘trutherbot’ is a holocaust denier. I don’t know. I guess I’ll have to check that out.   —djo—

Link

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

===Read This:

Lead Articles: Today’s Theme?: “Tell me something Positive!”

Snowy Owl's Portrait face.

“Snowy owl ‘epidemic’ sweeps across Ontario.

I think the Saudi Arabian king, maybe this one’s predecessor, gave a contingent of U.S. troops a flock of sheep and suggested the U.S. military personal could use the sheep to relieve their sexual tension instead of trying to shame any Saudi Arabian women while stationed there.  ;

Radicalization and the ‘Prison Industrial Complex’. I think I read somewhere within the last couple months that it costs more to send one person to prison for a year than it does to send 4 people through a University degree program for 4 years. Radicalization? Either you become addicted to the ‘toys’ the power crazy let you play with, or you see through their ‘stuff’. If you see through their ‘bull chips’ they will label you a radical. The Soviet Union would have labeled you insane and locked you away in an insane asylum indefinitely. We’re not at that stage, yet.  ;

Maclean’s magazine called Winnipeg the most racist city in Canada? From what I’ve read most of the racist anger is aimed at First Nations people. In the U.S.A. we call ‘First Nations people’ ‘Native Americans’   ;

Could you live in a 186 square foot home? I think that’s bigger than a jail cell.    ;

===Not This:

Lead Articles: Today’s Theme?: “—Nothing up my sleeve—“/ slight of hand?

Saudi Arabia’s King Abdullah dies  ;

Radicalization a growing risk in Canadian prisons, experts warn   ;

Winnipeg fights back after Maclean’s calls it the most racist city  ;

Could you live in a 186 sq. ft. home?  ;

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Blasts from the recent past:

Politicians paying somebody to wipe out evidence of overspending? They do more than that, GOTO:   CAFR1.Com  ;

& – Wouldn’t it be nice if people started living by “Love they Neighbor as thyself”- ‘Could you believe it-? no more war—‘   –

There’s a link directly above this section in the caption of a copied and pasted re-tweet defining a global economic flying ‘shitstorm’ – The ‘bad guys’ are plotting to manipulate an economic collapse in order to tighten their grip on everyone and take away what remaining freedoms you believe you still have. One encouraging forecast I heard: There are a lot more of ‘US’ than there are of ‘Them’ – ‘Them = Banksters’ and people will not take this. We might have a rough go for a while, but we will shut those Banksters down and change the way we view economic matters. Let’s hope that forecast was right and lets pray for all the help we need to get through this with ‘ease and grace’ [ —djo— ]  ;

The Keystone pipeline. Um, (1) Big oil companies have ‘buried’ patents for processes that could make competitive technologies viable. (2) Nicola Tesla knew about and was working on methods to distribute electricity free to everybody and the rich and powerful ruined him financially because he was a threat to their monopolies. (3) There’s a book that might be available somewhere, “The Energy Non-Crisis” by Lindsey Williams, a Baptist Pastor who was privileged to insider information and learned that oil keeps replentishing itself, Oil Companies have raised their prices based on lies and are still making record profits. Farmers in Texas discovered new oil on their property, thought they would be rich, signed deals with big oil companies had their wells dug and were told that the oil companies were not going to use their oil, no matter how good it was and they couldn’t tell the world about this because, according to the terms of their contracts, the big oil companies could sue them for everything they were worth if they did. Big Oil is dirty business. Oil-Sands / Tar-Sands is dirty business. Send them buggers to the poor house, or banish them to a parallel dimension where their kind of policies have ruined whole planets and let them starve and freeze with what they’ve done staring them in their faces.  ;

Housing costs everywhere in the world are controlled by greedy ice-holes. Until we fix that problem by removing those greedy ice-holes from the equation, be prepared to be hammered in the brain by silly propaganda designed to keep you off balance and in a state of anxiety about everything in your environment. Pray for Angelic Intervention. Bring Heaven to Earth. “Help! – Amen”  ;

All kids need a place to play where they can act out their dreams and even mimic the grown up ice-holes they see every day. I’ll include University aged men and women in this. There should be someplace where almost-grown-up kids can be complete ice-holes for a laugh, as long as they don’t hurt anybody. Maybe universities need in-house computer bulletin boards where students can post all kinds of inflamatory b.s. and nobody outside their little group will ever see it. Faculty could probably use something like that, too. A Private Venting Board where you can call your dean ‘a complete freakin’ waste of good dna’ and get away with it. We never would have heard about Lieutenant Dish if rabid political correctness was in force when M.A.S.H. first entered our collective, -clear throat- uh- ‘consciousness’ (?) –  ;

The problem with big oil began with the fact that they’ve been lying to all of us all along. Oil is created by some natural process inside the earth and on distant planets and moons that never had dinosaurs. It is not ‘fossil fuel’. It constantly replentishes itself. There never was or will be an oil shortage. Prices you pay are inflated by lies. What we need here is cheap renewable energy, which the sun and planet provide for free. Put them lying cheating manipulating Oil Barons in the poor house. Or better yet, put them in Jail – Or teleport them to a barren parallel dimension where the previous crop of greedy, lying, cheating ice-holes made their planet almost un-liveable. ;

Trial by mass media does not make anyone guilty. There is due process. Celebrities should not be put on trial in the corporate media before they have been found guilty in a court of law. And think about this: How many people who have been convicted of really heinous crimes have been exonerated by dna evidence in the last few years. Our ‘Justice’ systems are imperfect and subject to corruption and mistakes made by honest people. You better hope you never have to bet your life on your country’s ‘Justice’ system.    ;

Oilsands, Tarsands. The technology is out there to provide everybody on this planet with free energy. WE can and should make sure that everybody on this planet has a safe shelter and enough to eat. We can do that. We should have been doing that all along. There is no such thing as ‘Fossil Fuel’. But YES! Canada should leave its oilsands in the ground, where it belongs.    ;

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Updat

white deer

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

“Offbeat”

Jenna the Husky

Husky reunited with her human.

deer on ice

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

Quack Quack.

“Dawn of the Ducks”?

 

 

 

 

 

Light painting

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

3 guys and a half buried moose

Three Alaskans Save Avalanche – Trapped Moose. —djo—

Miss Universe Canada’s insane hockey-themed ‘national costume’ goes viral  {   }

Bacon is no longer trendy, survey reveals  {   }

Municipality orders Quebec man to sismantle ‘hazardous’ snow fort  {   }

Photo with Irish president expands Kevin Vickers’s Twitter stature   { * Kevin Vickers is the Canadian Parliament’s Master at Arms who shot and killed an armed attacker inside the Parliament building after the alleged shooter shot and killed a guard of honor at a Canadian monument last autumn. *  —djo—  }

===Recently: >>—>

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

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

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

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

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

Waterloo photographer captures movement in mesmerizing LED snaps  {   }

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

 

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Electric Vehicle at charging station

New Electric Vehicle at a charging station

“Most Viewed”

Saudi Arabia’s King Abdullah dies   {   }

Isabella Mori lives in ‘tiny home’ in North Vancouver   {   }

Maclean’s claim that Winnipeg is Canada’s most racist city upsets mayor  {  }

Target’s package for ex-CEO matches package for all 17,600 Canadian workers   { * –Social media readers had some snarky comments Thursday about reports that the former CEO of Target got a total severance and other benefits package worth about the same as the total amount being offered to all 17,600 of the chain’s Canadian employees who will soon be out of work as the company winds down its presence in Canada. – Target’s “employee trust” package for its Canadian workers, announced last week, amounts to $70 million ($56 million US). It’s designed to provide each worker with 16 weeks of pay.

– Depending on who’s doing the calculation, the golden handshake handed to ex-CEO Gregg Steinhafel last May is in roughly in the same ballpark. – Fortune Magazine put the value of his total “walk-away” package, including stock options and other benefits, at $61 million US, including severance of $15.9 million.  – “I’m not normally one to jump on the anti-corporate bandwagon, but these numbers really put things in perspective,” wrote Reddit user leafsfan_89 on a busy Reddit chat page. – “My next gig is to become a CEO of a company, fail miserably and collect millions,” a Twitter user named Tim Parent tweeted Thursday morning. – The reference is to Steinhafel’s tenure at the helm of the troubled retailer. A year ago, Target suffered a massive data breach affecting 70 million U.S. customers. – Target’s ill-fated expansion into Canada also cost the company billions of dollars, prompting the new CEO and board to cut their losses and shutter all of the retailer’s 133 Canadian locations. – CEOs of major corporations are compensated at rates that are often hundreds of times higher than their rank-and-file employees. Last year, an analysis by the Economic Policy Institute showed that the top U.S. CEOs made 296 times more than the wage of an average worker in their industry. – A report earlier this month by the Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives found that Canada’s top-paid CEOs saw their compensation climb at double the rate of the average Canadian between the depths of the recession and 2013.  – Billions owed to creditors – In a separate development, the depth of Target Canada’s debts has also been revealed.  – Alvarez & Marsal Canada, the court-appointed monitor handling Target Canada’s creditor protection and insolvency, has filed papers that show the retailer has total liabilities of $5.1 billion, including accounts payable of about $546 million. – The monitor has listed 42 pages of creditors that Target Canada owes money to. – The amounts include $12,036,000 to the Canada Revenue Agency, $8,372,000 to the Canada Pension Plan Investment Board, $2,674,000 to the province of British Columbia, and smaller amounts to hundreds of other creditors.  – *  —djo—  }

Yukon girl choked as scarf caught in Mount Sima ski lift  {   }

Disrupting Air Canada fligt costs South African woman $15K  {  }

‘How to kill your teacher’ video boys are students from Castlegar, B.C.  {  }

Bank of Canada interest rate cut: At least 1 bank won’t lend for less   {  }

Jay Leno of Bill Cosby: ‘I don’t know why it’s so hard to believe women’  {   }

Williams Moving and Storage filing for bankruptcy after 86 years  {   }

-10 photo slide show- Sundance 2015: the Canadian love-in at the infulential U.S. film festival   {  }

-Blog- Bacon is not longer a ‘trendy’ food, survey reveals  {  }

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Hands Up - I Can't Breathe!

“I can’t breathe!”

Other:

To cut or not to cut? Canada’s big banks weigh lending for less  {   }

Patriots QB Tom Brady denies knowledge of deflated footballs   { * – overheard one comment on this, “The government is plotting to put everyone deeper and deeper into some new form of slavery and people are going crazy over whether somebody let a little bit of air out of freakin footballs?” – *  —djo—  }

Microsoft HoloLens visor called ‘magical’ and ‘amazing’   {   }

Fire hazard fears prompt removal of thousands of smart meters in Ontario  {   }

Dino Unearthed: New horned dinorsaur part of ROM exhibit   {   }

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

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

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

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

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

 

 

===  And:  Daily Stuff ===

-Must Watch- The National of streaming video  {   }

-Must Watch- Donetsk, Ukraine airport seized, razed  {   }

-Must Watch- Surfs up as big winter swell hits Hawaii  {   }

-Editor’s Pick- In the war room with Winston Churchill: Peter Mansbridge  {   }

-Editor’s Pick- Cuba: Young Americans on culture, change and the possibility of a burst of technology  {  }

-Editor’s Pick- Kathy Beitz, legally blind mom, sees new baby with special eyewear  {   }

 

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

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

 

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“Local / New Brunswick”

mother

“Fredericton Mother”

mother and daughter

Mother and daughter in Fredericton

Youth Feminist President

President of the Fredericton Youth Feminists

 

 

 

 

 

Christopher Phillips, ex-bio weapons specialist, back in Nova Scotia  {   }

OPP investigating fatal fire near Almonte  {   }

Two for stealing: Gatineau thieves take $28,000 worth of hockey sticks  {   }

Police seek driver after toddler falls out of moving car  {   }

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New Brunswick hit with more power outages    {   }

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

New Brunswickers losing faith in electrical grid  {   }

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

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“First Nations”

Game Changer B.C. Aboriginal

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

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

Red Winter, Ottawa

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

Another Round Dance

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

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

>>——> Most Recent Articles Below this line <——<< 

Maclean’s claim that Winnipeg is Canada’s most racist city upsets mayor  {  }

Makayla Sault’s death shifts the spotlight to ‘J.J.’s’ plight  {  }

New exhibition explores Musqueam’s past and present  {  }

5 photos that will teach you about the aboriginal experience  {  }

Reclaiming space and making room in indigenous Canada  {  }

First Nation near lillooet bans bottled water  {  }

Evan Munday stops tweeting images of missing, murdered women  {  }

Highway of Tears hitchhiking study stalled due to lack of funding  {  }

1 in 8 Edmontonians live below poverty line  {  }

Tsal’alh First Nation bans bottled water  {  }

Georgann Morriseau seeks federal Liberal nomination  {  }

Leona Aglukkaq announces $7M in funding for Nunavut fisheries  {  }

Oil production in Nunavut long way off, says NEB chair  {  }

Firefighters rescue puppyfrom house fire rubble on Sagkeeng First Nation  {  }

Ernie Louttit explores trust between police and First Nations  {  }

-Opinion- Sir John A. Macdonald’s birthday celebration cause for reflection, not celebration for First Nations  { * Re: Sir John A. Macdonald’s Legacy:  “It’s a legacy that includes policies ‘of starvation and coercion.’-”  *  —djo—  }

Unreserved: Celebrations of life, legacies and sport  {  }

Warm homecoming for seniors stuck in snowbank overnight  {  }

Waubgeshig Rice on his debut novel, Legacy  {  }

– 8 photo slide show – How to prepare moose nose, a First Nations delicacy  {  }

Tribal Map

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

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Cartoon

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

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{ “Fude 4 Thought”  :  }

Ten Sticks

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

Portuguese Trash to Art Sculptor with 'bird'

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

Grrrr

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

Nice Quote

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

Never Regret-

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

Fox News

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

Warped Quote

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

Be The Change

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

Fuck Monsanto

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

Yay Peru

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

Cree Walkers

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

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

 

Nelson Madela quote

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

Eliminate Poverty

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

Tyranny versus Liberty

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

Baby Bobcat

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

Spirit Bear Photo

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

Owl

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

Oceans in Danger

Happy New Year – Save The Planet! —djo—

BBC Tweet

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

malala with peace prize

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

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 >>—->  We Are All One Spirit  <—-<<

Nice Message

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

 

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 >>—->  We Are All One Spirit  <—-<<

Imagine Peace Tower

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

Doreen Virtue Tweet

Another Nice Message

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Help!

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

Monsanto Sux

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

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

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

2 visions of the future

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

Malcolm X Quote

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

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

Hong Kong Students risk future to show support for democratic reforms

& Don’t forget Hong Kong

Wow

Palestinians show support for Ferguson, Missouri.

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WikiLeaks

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Recent earthquakes in Alberta linked to fracking: study  {  }

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

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

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

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

 

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

Wiki Leaks Merchandise

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

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

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

French Cartoon.

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

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

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

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

Privacy Breakthrough?

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

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

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

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

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

resistsurveillance.org

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

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

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

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

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

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

Feds Run News Blacklist, Ban Employee Access To Website

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

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

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

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

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

Lions looking at industrial pollution

{ 10:10 pm EST — We are Ready to Rock and Roll —   & Thanks again for your help, Jim W, and  “—jda—“     ———djo——— }

Sun., 02 Nov., 2014 – News, Snow, Headlines:

Sunday, November 2nd, 2014

Sunday, 02 November, 2014  -( 36˚F / +2˚C –  cloudy, with the sun coming and going  @ 11:15 am near Ithaca )-  -( 34˚F / +1˚C –  snow on the ground, but not much, mixed precipitation in the air, hard to see at times, easy to see others, here  @ 12:30 pm Closer to Halifax —jda—)-   —  { Headlines compiled by douglas j otterson & jim wellington, with help from —jda— }

— Other Media: —

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

Grave Marker for Scientific Freedom

“Scientific Freedom – Rest In Peace” This is what happens when you endorse conservatism and get Fascism in its place.

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

Vlad & Stephen

“What do Vladimir Putin and Stepeh Harper have in common?”

Ack 11-01-2014

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

Orwell on war

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

 

quote

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

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

 

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 { We’ve been doing this because we believe the CBC may be more honest and more respectable than Media in the U.S.A., & not a lot of people in the U.S. may know that or have access to anyone who might point them toward the CBC & their web site. }
{ & again, these are not links. If you want to read these stories, listen to sound clips, or see any video -if there is any video- go to CBC dot CA/news.— & You can also find a link to the web cast of the most recent broadcast of “The National” the CBC’s ‘flagship nightly newscast’ under the “Must Watch” heading on their main page. — Thanks. — & Jim W convinced me to take credit for this, above.  ———djo——— }

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 Other Sources:

Comcast Horror Stories

Comcast Horror Stories

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

War Is Terrorism

War Is Terrorism

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

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

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

 

Banksters

Banksters?

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

French Cartoon.

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

 

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

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

 

70,000 dead fish in Ohio.

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

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{ Everything above this line should probably be on a separate page – Or a Separate ‘Sticky Post’ –  & Below this begins our usual CBC News Headlines }

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

 

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Lead Articles: Today’s Theme?: Wars and rumours of wars? / November’s Here. NaNoWriMo or NaBloPoMo anyone?

Becky Big Canoe

First Nations seek justice.

Radical rest homes: Old people should live everywhere  { * “Is there a way to come up with alternatives to the profit-driven, regimented seniors’ residences springing up all over the country. Montrealer Janet Torge wants to start us talking about new ways to grow old.” *  —djo—  }

First Nations seek justice in cold case killings of 3 aboriginal boys   { * “Ceremony and further action planned by First Nations living near the Ontario farm where Glenna Mae Breckenridge alleges her father murdered three aboriginal teenage boys.” *  —djo— }

-Updated- Pakistan bomb blast kills 45 near border crossing    {  }

‘Time is not on our side’: UN Climate change panel urges deep emission cuts    {  }

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

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eeep

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

Sunday: 02 November, 2014 – “Developing News” Flashing Headlines:

Iranian-British woman gets  year in jail for watching game   {  }

Hello Kitty turns 40 with 1st ever fan convention in L.A.    {  }

UN Climate change report offers stark warnings and hope    {  }

PM Harper to welcome French President Hollande in Calgary     {  }

Nearly 45 dead in bombing in Pakistan near Indian border    {  }

Residents in rebel-held areas of Ukraine vote in elections    {  }

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Hello Kitty

“Hello Kitty” —Offbeat?

“Offbeat”

Hello Kitty turns 40 with 1st ever fan convention  {  }

Your Halloween photos   {   }

-Repeat- Dentist offers cash to buy back Halloween candy, but will kids bite?   {   }

-Repeat- Nothing spooky about Winnipeg bat lab   {   }

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

 

 

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wreckage

SpaceShip Wreckage in the Mojave Desert in Southern California.

“Most Viewed”

Radical rest homes: Old people should live everywhere   {  }

‘Spookland’ Halloween party leads to 3 sexual assault allegations  {  }

Shuswap chief Paul Sam and ex-wife making more than 200K each   {  }

Fatal rollover in ORR kills female driver   {   }

Iranian-British woman sentenced to 1 year in prison, lawyer says   {  }

Jian Ghomeshi investigators hear from 3rd woman   {  }

UN climate change report offers stark warnings, hope   {  }

Snow for most of New Brunswick, high winds expected in N.S. and P.E.I.   {   }

Victoria police responding to 911 call shoot and kill man   {  }

Man, 25, shot in Valleyfield   {   }

-22 photo slide show- The week in pictures, Oct. 26-31   {   }

-Blog- Send us your stories of racism  {  }

 

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photo of man changing clocks

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

Other:

-New- Shepherds guide 2,000 sheep through downtown Madrid to protest  {   }

Attending men’s volleyball game means prison term for Iranian-British woman   {   }

‘E-commerce esplosion coming for 2014 holiday shopping: Dianne Buckner   {  }

-Analysis- Looking for economic recovery that speaks English: Don Pittis    {  }

B.C. First Nations chief and ex-wife making more money than B.C. Premier   {  }

3 girls allege sexual assault at Quebec Halloween party    {  }

-Updated- Snow hitting New Brunswick, heaviest amounts expected this afternoon   {  }

Pilot killed in Virgin Galactic SpaceShip Two crash ‘could do it all,’ colleague says    {  }

Man charged with 2nd-degree murder of Kelowna, B.C. bus passenger    {   }

Ukraine’s seperatist regions hold criticized elections   {  }

-Photos- Costa Rica’s Turrialba volcano erupts   {  }

Creator of Operation board game couldn’t afford own surgery, gets online help   {  }

Inclome splitting would not benefit low-income single parents, minister says    { * I left this article from yesterday’s ‘Editor’s Pick’ below. *  —djo—  }

Canada accused of ‘boasting’ with doctored photos of Canadarm2   {  }

-Must Watch-  Fall back to standard time   {   }

-Must Watch-  Patrice Vincent honoured    {   }

-Must Watch-  Aurora Borealis lights up Sweden   {   }

-Editor’s Pick- Christmas music in stores: When is it too early?    {   }

-Editor’s Pick- Time change can cause symptoms similar to jet lag    {   }

-Editor’s Pick-  Income splitting: What it is and who benefits   { * “-During the 2011 election campaign, Prime Minister Stephen Harper promised that if he was re-elected his government would allow families with young children to be able to shrink their tax burden by splitting parents’ incomes for tax purposes. – On Thursday, he announced “the family tax cut,” which, when passed, would apply to the current tax year. It is a non-refundable credit of up to $2,000 for couples with children under 18 years.

What did Harper promise in 2011 on income splitting? -In 2011, the plan was to allow families with children under 18 to split a household income of up to $50,000, once the federal budget was balanced. That means, for example, that in a family with a stay-at-home spouse or someone working part-time, the partner with the larger income could assign up to $50,000 of income to the lower earner for tax purposes. – Harper argued that Canada’s income tax system “treats families the same as roommates living under the same roof with no financial attachment. That is not realistic. That is not fair.” – The 2011 Conservative Party platform says income-splitting will provide “significant tax relief for approximately 1.8 million Canadian families — each of them saving, on average, $1,300 per year.” – What is the federal government now proposing? – The only major change to the new promise is that there is now a $2,000 cap on the maximum benefit a family can earn from income splitting. – That means the average saving will be less than the $1,300 average the party promised. But, along with income splitting, the government will also increase the universal child-care benefit and the child-care expense deduction, which means families with children will save an average of $1,140 per year in taxes, the government says. – How much will it cost? – The Department of Finance says this income-splitting proposal will cost the treasury about $2.4 billion in foregone revenues in the current fiscal year, and an average of about $2 billion per year over the next five years. – Who benefits from the family tax cut proposal? – Only families with children under 18 with two parents in different tax brackets would benefit. – The C.D. Howe Institute reports that 85 per cent of all households will receive nothing from new measure, as they don’t fit the criteria. – As for families, the Conservative Party estimates that 1.8 million families will benefit from income splitting, a figure that the Broadbent Institute agrees with. – The institute, however, estimates that 543,000 families would have received a benefit of $2,000 or more under the 2011 proposal. Under the new family tax cut, those families will receive $2,000, the maximum benefit. – The average benefit for the nearly four million families with children under 18 will be $524 in 2015 under the family tax cut, which can be calculated by using data provided in the Broadbent Institute report. – Shortly before he died earlier this year, former Conservative finance minister JimFlaherty was asked about his party’s income-splitting proposal. –  “I’m not sure that overall it benefits our society,” he said. – How do benefits vary from province to province? – Sixty-one per cent of Quebec families with children under 18 would see no benefit at all, compared to 44 per cent in Alberta, according to the Broadbent Institute. That is primarily because of the different family makeups and income levels in the two provinces. – Capping the benefit at $2,000 affects 23 per cent of Alberta families with children under 18, compared to seven per cent in Quebec, according to the institute’s data. – What are the arguments for income-splitting? – Under Canada’s progressive income tax rates, if two families have the same total income, a family with two parents earning around the same amount will pay less tax than a family with two parents earning very different amounts. – “The main reason to implement income splitting is to establish tax fairness,” the Institute of Marriage and Family Canada’s chief executive Andrea Mrozek told Parliament’s standing committee on finance earlier this month. – Mrozek argues that “fixing this inequity can be done either through income splitting or by flattening the tax brackets.” – For Lawrence Solomon, executive director of Energy Probe, one reason to support income splitting is for its social impact. “Because incentives do matter, many of those now involuntarily stuck in that single household demographic would migrate to married status.” – Proponents often point out that income splitting has been available to couples in the U.S. since 1948. Uncle Sam allows married couples to file jointly or individually — the choice is theirs, depending on which way will save them the most tax. The vast majority of couples elect to file jointly. – What are the criticisms of the family tax cut? – For the Boadbent Institute, the proposal is “fundamentally unequal.” Rick Smith, the executive director, says “the greatest benefits would still go to the highest income earners with stay-at-home spouses, but would do little for low-income families” or single-parent families. – Liberal Leader Justin Trudeau said income splitting “doesn’t make sense,” and he will reverse the tax cut if elected. After Harper’s announcement he said the proposal “would give a tax break to families like mine or Mr. Harper’s. That’s not good enough.” – Opposition leader Thomas Mulcair didn’t answer directly on Thursday whether he would roll it back if elected prime minister. But he did say, “It will only help a very small minority of people at a time when inequality is increasing in our society after years and years of Liberal and Conservative rule.” – How does pension income splitting compare to the family tax cut? – For pensioners, it’s the actual income that’s split. That income can be from life annuity payments, from a company pension plan, annuity payments from an RRSP or deferred profit-sharing plan, RRIF payments and even the Canada Pension Plan. – For example, with the CPP, if a couple opts for income splitting and one receives $700 a month and the other receives $200, they can both receive a $450 monthly cheque. They must both be at least 60 years old. – The split can sometimes reduce or eliminate the clawback on Old Age Security payments or the age credit for the higher-income spouse. Further tax savings appear if both partners can claim the $2,000 pension income credit. -” * *** & If what we’re hearing from Walter Burien of CAFR1.com is true All Taxation is extortion.***   –djo—  } { ***** & Is it me? or does Harper look like a demented con-artist while pointing to the young blond girl with the red maple leaf in the background in the photo that tops this article? In the thumbnail, the girl looked terrified, like she thought Harper might turn and attack her.*****  —jda— }

-Editor’s Pick-  Send us your stories of racism: #MyExperienceWithRacism    { * “We’re on Twitter, Instagram and Facebook @CBCNews” <—-<< Caption. *  —djo—  }

 

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

“Local / New Bruswick”

Snow for most of New Brunswick, high winds expected in N.S. and P.E.I.   {  }

Ambulance and car collide in Fredericton at intersection   {  }

Happy Halloween Maritimes, share a picture of your costumes   {  }

Heavy rain and snow expected in Maritimes this weekend   {  }

-Yesterday- Brace for up to 30 cm of snow on Sunday, meteorologist says  { * That’s about twelve U.S. inches. *  —djo— }

-Earlier- Snow still heading for New Brunswick, Bill Bourque says   { * – “New Brunswickers should brace for a significant amount of rain or snow on Sunday, according to Radio-Canada meteorologist Bill Bourque. – Environment Canada has already issued a special weather statement across New Brunswick as a low pressure system heads toward the province. – Bourque, who had warned earlier this week that as much as 30 centimetres of snow could blanket the province on Sunday, said people should be prepared for the first winter blast of the season. – “It is likely to produce the first significant snowfall,” he said. – “Significant, well we don’t start talking about significant snowfalls until we see about 15 cm of snow. Could it be more? Easily, it could be more. Could it be less? Well yes, it could be rain as well.” – There will likely be flurries on Saturday, Bourque said, but the larger amounts of precipitation will be coming on Sunday. – The meteorologist said he expects people living in eastern New Brunswick will need an umbrella, while those in central and western parts of the province will need snow shovels. – He said the exact amount of snow or rain will depend on how the low pressure system moves through the province. – “Certainly there is going to be some snow fall there in central and western New Brunswick. Now of course it is difficult to put values on snowfall amounts with this type of system because it could be mixed with rain,” he said. – Bourque said the flurries could hang around until Monday.” – *  —djo— }

 

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seattle totem

“Seattle Totem”

“First Nations”

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

Shuswap chief Paul Sam and ex-wife making more than 200K each  {  }

Heather Bear celebrates new vice-chief role at powwow  {  }

-Photos- Stories of identity and belonging on Unreserved  {  }

Retired judge called in to help in Jenpeg dam dispute talks  {  }

Inuit must be part of Plan Nord discussion: Nunavik group  {  }

Dozens gather to protest Gary Moostoos’s ousting from City Centre Mall   { * Four days after an aboriginal outreach worker was kicked out of Edmonton’s City Centre mall, about 70 people gathered in Churchill Square then marched into the mall to protest the move by security guards.  * —djo— }

‘Walking With Our Sisters’ exhibit comes to Saskatoon   { * “Almost 2,000 moccasin tops are on display in Saskatoon to honour the lives of missing and murdered Indigenous women and girls.” *  —djo— }

Onigaming First Nation suicides prompt state of emergency   { * “Onigaming First Nation has declared a state of emergency following the community’s fourth suicide in a year.” *  —djo— }

Truth is hard but residential school reconciliation harder: Murray Sinclair   { * “Justice Murray Sinclair, head of the Truth and Reconciliation Commission, says reconciliation for survivors of residential school abuse starts in today’s school system.” *  —djo— }

Feds negotiating residential school credits extension   { * “Today’s the deadline to apply for the $3,000 residential school personal education credits, but the federal government is considering an extension, and Dene Nation Chief Bill Erasmus is encouraging people who still want to apply to do so” *  —djo— }

$100 million Alton gas project delayed over Mi’kmaq concerns    { * “The Nova Scotia government has halted part of the construction work on the $100-million Alton Natural Gas Storage Project until Calgary-based AltaGas carries out further consultation with the Mi’kmaq, CBC News has learned.” *  —djo— }

Indigenous physician brings unique perspective to her practice  {  }

Paranormal team investigates Saskatoon’s Park Town Hotel   {  }

Shawn Atleo defends his actions over the aboriginal education bill   {  }

Prentice to reopen land claim negotiations with Lubicon First Nation   {  }

Nunavut actor, Natar Ungalaaq, begins work on feature film   {  }

Shawn Atleo appointed to lead new round of talks with B.C. First Nations   {  }

-Photos- Whitehorse man caught up in ’60s Scoop seeks peace  { *  “David Moroz and his twin brother were just babies when they were caught up in the so-called 60s Scoop, which saw aboriginal children placed in non-aboriginal homes in the 1960s. Now, Moroz is trying to seek peace for him and his mother in Whitehorse.” *  —djo— }

Edmund Metatawabin visits Winnipeg to discuss his life, book   { * Residential school survivor Edmund Metatawabin’s Governor General’s Literary Award-nominated book Up Ghost River: A Chief’s Journey Through the Turbulent Waters of Native History is a horrific account of residential school life but it includes a call for action and a hopeful message. *   —djo—  }

-Photos- Rescue dog with Behchoko RCMP breaks down barriers  {  }

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

 

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

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{  1:11 pm EST — We are Ready to Rock and Roll —  — & Thanks again for your help, Jim W,  ( especially since he is working today with a bruised rib, ouch! )   — And  thanks to “—jda—“     ———djo——— }

Sat., 04 Oct., 2014 – CBC News Headlines:

Saturday, October 4th, 2014

Saturday, 04 October, 2014  -( 57˚F / 14˚C – & cloudy right now  @ 12:45 pm in Ithaca )-  { Headlines compiled by douglas j otterson }

Green light inside red circle near reporter's head.

“Montreal ‘ball of light’ mystery deepens”

{ We’ve been doing this because we believe the CBC may be more honest and more respectable than Media in the U.S.A., & not a lot of people in the U.S. may know that or have access to anyone who might point them toward the CBC & their web site. }
{ & again, these are not links. If you want to read these stories, listen to sound clips, or see any video -if there is any video- go to CBC dot CA/news.— & You can also find a link to the web cast of the most recent broadcast of “The National” the CBC’s ‘flagship nightly newscast’ under the “Must Watch” heading on their main page. — Thanks. — & Jim W convinced me to take credit for this, above.  ———djo——— }

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Kenojuak Ashevak's "The Enchanted Owl"

Kenojuak Ashevak’s The Enchanted Owl, created in 1960, was featured on a Canadian stamp and has permeated Canadian culture. (West Baffin Eskimo Co-Operative Ltd./National Gallery of Canada)

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Lead Articles:

Canada sends 2nd mobile Ebola lab to Sierra Leone   {  }

Former Haitian dictator Jean-Claude Duvalier dies at 63   { *”Haiti’s ‘Baby Doc’ Duvalier dies” in a second headline a couple lines down —djo—  }

Canada to send 2nd mobile Ebola lab to  Sierra Leone   {  -Redundant R Us- today.   —djo— }

Hong Kong police arrest gang members as protests turn ugly   { * I wouldn’t doubt that some of the uglies were planted there by anti-democracy government agents. —djo— }

U.K. PM  says will use ‘all assets we have’ against ISIS   { * & Earlier this morning, Jim W sent me email saying that last night on the radio he heard ‘credible sources’ explain that the “Khorsan group” that our President Obama announced was targeted and bombed for issuing threats against U.S. citizens inside the U.S.A. was a made-up name for a group that was protecting Syrians from both ISIS and Syrian Government troops, might have been good guys that bad guys in the U.S. government or shadow government took out as a favour to Bad Guy Syrian President Assad in order to secure permission to bomb alleged ISIS hot spots inside Syria. This gets stranger all the time. We may be bombing good guys that Syrian intelligence tells us are ISIS guys- Doing other bad guys a favor while they laugh at us.  —djo— }

Canada commits to 6-month combat mission against ISIS  {  }

-Almost Redundant?- Standoffs get ugly at Hong Kong democracy protests   { *Why don’t we call them ‘demonstrations’? Does anybody in the main stream know whether these Hong Kong people are there demonstrating for or against anything? We’ve heard rumours about both, including the one that this whole ‘umbrella revolution’ might actually be a rent strike. Does the TRUTH stand a chance in today’s messed up world of lies, deceit, propaganda and media manipulation?  —djo— }

-Analysis- Markets move both ways, so don’t poke the bear: Don Pittis   { * I think I like Don Pittis. Judgement still reserved- There’s a bear in a tightly cropped photo on the main CBC news page. -But not on the page where the actual full length article lives. Dang- I would have liked to have that bear in one of our copied and pasted graphics today.  —djo— }

 

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“Offbeat”

Montreal ‘ball of light’ mystery deepens   {  See photo up at the top  —djo— }

‘Incredible Hulk’ star sworn in as honorary constable in Hamilton   { Lou Ferrigno – Yeah, cops would like to turn green and grow about twice their size and hope to get away with busting heads of anyone who looks at the funny.  Sound like junior high school b.s. to you?   —djo— }

Route 66’s singing road   {  }

Tumblr hosts ‘Mean Girls Day’ art show   {  }

 

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“Most Viewed”

Iconic ‘Wait For Me, Daddy’ WWII photo unveiled as sculpture today   { The statue will have been unveiled at 11:00 am pacific time in New Westminster, BC – Don’t know if I will be finished by then  —djo—  }

Moose-killing winter tick population growing in Quebec   { Ticks that can kill mooses? That doesn’t sound good, Bullwinkle- stay out of Quebec!  —djo— }

-Bear Market bit  and Montreal ball of the light repeated here.-

Dallas Ebola case: Family moves from apartment where patient stayed   { * & I read a tweet that said that U.S. officials got word from ‘remote viewers’ that this would happen In Dallas with the correct date – they got the intelligence 6 months ago and let it happen anyway.  They want you to be anxious, and therefore highly manipulate-able  —djo— }

-Hong Kong standoffs getting ugly repeated here-  { Gaaaa! }

Doug Ford calls debate audience ‘ignorant’   {  }

Granville Gardens seniors complex gutted by massive fire   {  }

Shooting in Consort leaves 3 dead    {  }

Low dollar could hurt high-flying Albertans, economist says    {  }

-19 photo slide show- Hong Kong police clash with protesters in historic standoff    { *Why call them ‘protesters’? Because that raises a nastier image than ‘demonstrators’? Is the CBC as slanted and controlled as U.S. media?   —djo— }

-Blog- Mean Girls Day gets its own art show on Tumblr   {  }

 

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Other:

The quest for E.T.? Canada helps in search for signs of life beyond Earth    { * Maybe we should look for intelligent life here first?   —djo—  }

-New- 12 pro-Russian rebels killed in fight for Ukrainian airport   {   }

5 things Stephen Harper told us about Canada’s ISIS fight   { * How do we know if anything he says is true? —djo— }

U.K. hostage’s beheading ‘completely unforgivable’ Cameron says   {  }

Brewing debate over water regulation hits U.S. been industry   {  }

Bad weather leaves 22 stranded on island in Nunavut   {  }

-Photos- Week in pictures, Sept. 28 – Oct. 3   { * Like we asked last weekend: Don’t the weekends count?  —djo— }

Canada should speak out on Hong Kong protests, ex-ambassador says   { * I’m speaking out- is there anyone we can trust to tell us what is going on? Who is behind it and who is opposed and what is their opposition doing? Are the demonstrators demonstrating pro-democracy or anti-high rent prices? Who is pulling our strings and what are they trying to get us to do?   —djo— }

Bees, birds may suffer long-term consequences from common pesticides   { * Does anybody remember “Silent Spring” by Rachel Carson? And is  some evil ice-hole deliberately trying to kill off the birds and bees? Public dismemberment might be too soft a punishment for somebody like that – IF it is true.   —djo— }

Other First Nation girl who refused chemo relapsed, doctor says   { * Everybody: Pray -or send out the intention- that everybody who refuses chemo be cured by healing angels- okay? Please? -Amen  —djo— }

Canadian man caught trying to smuggle 1,007 turtles to China  { * And, recently we thought it was weird when somebody taped 51 turtles to his body and tried to smuggle them into Canada?  ***Today’s theme: “It gets weirder all the time.” Or is that ‘more weird’?  —djo— }

-Must Watch- Combative Doug Ford on CBC’s Metro Morning   {  }

-Must Watch- Route 66’s singing road   { “Albuquerque highway has new rumble strips, paid for by National Geographic, whose vibrations play America the Beautiful when driven over at 70 km/h”  * 70 km/h = 43 miles + 87s.93 yards per hour *  —djo— }

-Must Watch- Gone Girl: Film Review   {  }

-Editor’s Pick- Ebola outbreak: What you need to know { *** Or what ‘They’ want you to believe you ‘need’ to know?  —djo— }

-Editor’s Pick- /Repeat/ Brazil presidential election: Suddenly too-close-to-call   {   }

-Analysis- /Repeat/ Why China might be willing to sacrifice Hong Kong’s economy: Don Pittis   {  }

-Politics- Environmentalists shit focus from Ottawa to the grassroots   {  }

-Business- SpaceX, cellphone prices, and Netflix: Business Week Wrap   {  }

-Business- Loonie drops below 89 cents US   { * Re: “Loonie” = Canadian dollar. — No, you can’t rent your very own lunatic for 89 cents an hour in Canada. 😉  —djo— }

-Business- Marriot rapped by FCC for jamming guests’ Wi-Fi    {  }

-Health- Ebola test on patient at Toronto hospital comes back negative   {  }

-Health- Sausage, chicken burger recall in Alberta linked to 4 illnesses   {  }

-Arts & Entertainment- Xavier Dolan calls Orson Welles ‘a late bloomer’   {  }

-Arts & Entertainment- Maroon 5’s ‘Animals’ condemned by sex assault group   {  }

-Arts & Entertainment- Q&A: Cara Gee plays “dream role” as gun-toting Métis cowgirl   {  }

-Technology & Science- How hackers are breaking through the Great Firewall of China   {  }

-Technology & Science- Physical labels no longer required for smartphones, wearable devices   { “Under new rules, high-tech devices with a non-removable screen, like Google Glass, can carry required information such as serial numbers on an e-label instead of a physical label.” * But how about the warning labels, like ‘Warning, wearing these glasses may blast way too much deadly radiation into your eye-bulbs and fry your brain!’ & um, not just the glasses. Cell phones might cause health problems. L.E.D. screens on ‘smart’ phones might be blinding anyone who uses them. Heck, My eyesight has gotten really bad since I started buying L.E.D. backlit monitors. —> I’m writing this on a good old LCD screen whose colours looked strange when I went back to it last month<—  —djo— }

-Technology & Science- Water on earth found to be older than the Sun    { * So I guess the big bang might be in question, or maybe -not everything began with the same big bang? Somebody’s going to have fun investigating this one.   —djo— }

-Technology & Science- Apple iPad event expected Oct. 16    { * Should I worry about what they mean by ‘event’? Will a Steve Jobs clone turn on an iPad in front of half a zillion cameras and cause the extinction of a thousand star systems?   —djo— }

-Community- #FeelingNuts campaign tries to mirror success of ice bucket challenge   {  }

 

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“Local / New Brunswick”

Liberal Andrew Harvey’s win confirmed in Carleton-Victoria   { “Recounts are underway today in New Brunswick after questions were raised about the accuracy of the electronic tabulation system election night. – So far, the manual counting has confirmed the Liberal win in Carleton-Victoria. The winner remains Andrew Harvey, who gained two votes. – Runner-up, Colin Lockhart, gained three votes, but the result is unchanged. – Recounts are also taking place in Woodstock, Bathurst, St. Andrews and Fredericton-Grand Lake. – On election night, the use of an untested software by Elections New Brunswick to transmit results recorded through the automated vote-counting tabulator system saw vote counts stall and then appear to drop before finally concluding.” * I believe Andrew Harvey was the candidate who was charged with fraud over an investigation of a firm that he was a board member for – and then after a couple “Hey, now, the timing on this sounds suspicious” articles, the charges were dropped. *** I’d still like to know the results from recounting all the questioned ‘ridings’s results’   —djo— }

Seniors’ prescription co-payments questioned   {  }

Armed robbery in Moncton investigated   {  }

What should Atlantic Canada’s universities be in the future?   { * ‘Above Water’ would be nice, -if any of the climate change forecasts are right and the polar ice caps melt and the seas rise several meters—   —djo— }

 

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Red and yellow flag

This flag was carried by First Nations people demonstrating for action on the issue of missing and murdered First Nations women.

“First Nations”

Protests over missing, murdered women close stretches of 2 Ontario highways   {  }

CBC Aboriginal’s top pick for the week, sneak peek of Unreserved   {  * Okay, a couple days ago we read that a number of tribes objected to the term ‘Aboriginals’ – Why are we still seeing you use that?   —djo— }

Nuit Blanche exhibit captures spirit of Northern Ontario First Nations   { “A Scottish born photographer will have photographs of the James Bay Coast featured in the Toronto art show, Nuit Blanche, this weekend.” —djo— }

Métis president Robert Doucette threatens court action   {  }

Simon Awa Nunavut’s new chief negotiator for devolution   {  }

Chief Tecumseh honoured with turtle shell sculpture   {  }

 

{  3:30 pm, Guys- I’m late with this. I’ll publish now and come back later, check for typos and use the crayons  ———djo——— }

Mon., 29 Sept., 2014 – CBC News Headlines:

Monday, September 29th, 2014

Monday, 29 September, 2014  -( 56˚F / 13˚C – & Cloudy right now, scattered clouds later, @ 8:30 am in Ithaca )- { Headlines compiled by douglas j otterson }

Sunset over water with lighthouse on the left.

“Sunset at Peggy’s Cove” From the Weather forecast page.

{ We’ve been doing this because we believe the CBC may be more honest and more respectable than Media in the U.S.A., & not a lot of people in the U.S. may know that or have access to anyone who might point them toward the CBC & their web site. }
{ & again, these are not links. If you want to read these stories, listen to sound clips, or see any video -if there is any video- go to CBC dot CA/news.— & You can also find a link to the web cast of the most recent broadcast of “The National” the CBC’s ‘flagship nightly newscast’ under the “Must Watch” heading on their main page. — Thanks. — & Jim W convinced me to take credit for this, above.  ———djo——— }

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Protesters with umbrellas open as tear gas cannisters fly at them.

This was tweeted: “The Umbrella Revolution” under fire in Hong Kong. Those are tear gas cannisters being fired at the protesters. The protesters want free democratic elections, the government wants to contol everything. That’s fascism, not communism.

{ Is it really international coffee day? —> Doug, who’s probably addicted to caffeine . }

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Lead Articles:

-Go Public-Foreign worker paid $25K to get visa, but arrived to find no job   { “An Ontario immigration consultant is under investigation for charging foreign clients up to $25,000 to help them enter Canada to work at low-skill jobs. In at least one case, the worker arrived to find the employer no longer existed.”  —djo— }

Ottawa providing assistance to imprisoned Canadian in Cuba   {  }

Luka Magnotta murder trial opens Monday in Montreal   {  }

Feds criticised for $300K bill to fly EU officials to T.O.   { Apparently, Prime Minister Stephen Harper flew a bunch of his European co-horts to Toronto and sent the bill to Canadian Taxpayers.  “T.O.” = Toronto, Ontario.  —djo— }

Employment Minister Kenney defends reforms to TFW program   { “TFW” = Temporary Foreign Workers. Some companies have been accused of hiring Temperary Foreign Workers at the expense of Canadians who wanted those -usually minimum wage- jobs, but the employers wanted to get away with paying the foreigners less than minimum wages, and some were treated as virtual slave labour. The governmental clamp down on the hiring of all TFW’s has hurt some honest businesses by trying to shut the programme down completely. I’ll have to look into whatever changes this guy is talking about. —djo—  }

-Exclusive- Stephen Harper gives pricey free ride home to European leaders   { “CBC News has learned Prime Minister Stephen Harper gave visiting European delegates a free flight home to Brussels last week, after adding a Toronto reception to their schedule that made it impossible for the visitors to make a planned commercial flight home in time for a Saturday meeting. ” – * There still is some confusion over whether or not the big trade deal actually went through – my conspiracy-investigating buddies called the deal a blatantly overt plot to sell Canada out to the Banksters who want to destroy everybody’s economy and force every government in the world to be totally dependent on the evil banksters.  — shrug, I have too little information to totally agree with that- but it certainly looks suspicious.  —djo— }

-Photos- Liberia struggles to fight Ebola as newest, largest clinic reaches capacity   {  }

Vote Compass: What Toronto mayoral cadidate is most aligned with your views?   { * If I have time later, I might take this quiz, poll or whatever it might be, I doubt than any of them would be somebody I’d go out of my way to vote for- & I might be taking the quiz half to see if it might be rigged— My friend and co-editor, Jim W,  sent me a link a while back to a test to see where in the political spectrum you and your ideals put you. We both scored on the left, between Mahatma Gandhi and Nelson Mandela. —djo— }

 

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Peace love and potota salad

“Peace Love & Potato Salad”

“Offbeat”

Free house up for grabs in Ottawa’s Manor Park — but there’s a catch   { * You’d have to move the house, probably in two pieces, to another spot and then reassemble it. This would probably cost ‘tens of thousands of dollars’ and Land is more expensive in Canada than I expected. The owners decided it would be cheaper to build a whole new house on their lot than upgrade this one to suit their growing family’s needs. They’re saying it would be a shame if they have to bulldoze it down and cart it off to landfill. —And knocking it down and carting it away would cost real money, Doug interjected— The house has to be gone by October 15th. – It looked like an okay house to me, but I suppose it might be lonely and suffer from separation anxiety — When I read the headlines I thought they were going to say it was haunted. No such luck.  —djo— }

Man who raised $55K for potato salad throws party   { “An Ohio man who jokingly sought $10.00 US to buy ingedients to make potato salad and got “Tens of Thousands f Dollars” threw a ‘charity-minded’ party with more than 30,000 pounds of potato salad and other food available” – Short article, couple photos of the guy, a tray of potato salad and it looks like a video you can click on. —there’s a definite “tens of thousands of dollars” theme today.—  —djo—  }

-Repeat- White sided dolphins make rare appearance near Victoria, B.C.   {  }

-Repeat- Why eating insects may be on the menu of the future   { * One ‘scientific predicter of the future’ thought we’d more likely be eating a form of blue-green algae. But don’t go grabbing a bunch of algae and start chomping down on it- some of them are poisonous.  —djo— }

 

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“Most Viewed”

Ottawa police officer Kal Ghadban takes own life at Elgin Street headquarters   { There’s a couple Ottawa Help Lines listed below this short article, including one labeled “Mental Health Crisis Line”. We keep losing ex-military and ‘First Responders’ through suicice this year. It’s been an epidemic. “Help! Make it go away – Amen”  —djo—}

Brooklyn Honderich, 2, missing in Norwich Township   { A two year old wandered from her parents dairy farm near Woodstock, Ontario just before 7 pm yesterday. A helicopter and two canine units are looking for her, as well as a lot of neighbours and friends. They say she’s about three foot three inches talls and weighs about 29 pounds. She was wearing a blue and white striped tank top, tan coloured overalls and grey capri pants, she has light brown hair in ponytails.  I don’t feel good about this one, I know I’d be going nuts- my first reaction to the headline was, “Wow, can you imagine a nation wide headline for a child who disappeared from a farm in Iowa or Ohio?” Every parent’s worst nightmare.  —djo— }

Ottawa Lotto Max winners say money doesn’t solve everything   { * Wisdom at the price of getting what you thought you really wanted? — Meanwhile too many people are going broke buying lottery tickets they can’t afford. gaaaa-  —djo— }

Downsizing: Lies, damn lies, and french fries   { At least they’re not calling them ‘Liberty Fries’. —djo— }

Hong Kong pro-democracy protesters resist calls to disperse   { I don’t feel real good about this one either.   —djo— }

-15 photo slide show- George Clooney’s wedding in Venice  { I think it was edited down from 22 photos yesterday, yup- so I won’t raise the “Repeat” flag  —djo— }

 

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Other:

International media flurry expected as Luka Magnotta trial begins in Montreal   { * What is this? Are various nations competing for the ‘Most interesting murder trial of the year’ award? Gaaaa!  —djo— }

-New- Massive police search underway for toddler who wandered from Ontario home   {  Re-write of an ‘above’ headline?   —djo— }

-New- 5 more bodies found after Japanese volcano eruption   {  }

Trudeau Liberals woo high-profile aboriginal candidates ahead of 2015  { ‘2015’ refers to the scheduled national election. The next national / federal election could come sooner if any more ‘fit hits the shan’ – —djo— }

Ukraine soldiers suffer worst loss of life since ceasefire began   {  }

5 injured as propane explosion rocks Montreal neighbourhood   { My sweetie in Montreal messaged me last night to say it happened in an ‘nice’ area. & She was wondering whether it might have been terrorists, or angry ex-spouses, or a gas leak.  —djo—  }

Barack Obama has come to grips with thorny Syria strategy   {  }

Caifornia adopts ‘yes means yes’ bill aimed at reducing sexual assault   {  }

Canadian’s 15-year sentence in Cuba ‘outragious’, MP says   { -A Canadian businessman sentenced in Cuba to 15 years in prison on corruption-related charges should be sent back home, said a Toronto-area MP who called the conviction a “travesty of justice.”-  —djo— }

-Analysis- Mulcair’s dilemma: Canadians like him, but will they vote for him?  { This headline ran yesterday, and I thought it was a bit less snarky than comments aimed at other political figures. Today I’m wondering if it’s a delayed reaction word-bomb, supposed to make people leaning toward the NDP think twice before voting that way. —djo— }

Mississauga’s mayor leaves office after 36 years  { Some friends called her “Hurricane Hazel” and figured she’d still be in office after her hundred and fiftieth birthday.  —djo— }

George Clooney keeps rumour mill whirling after Venice wedding   { I read a bit of this and I have no idea why they invoked the “whirling rumour mill’ bit. —djo— }

-Must Watch- Japan volcano rescue operation   {  }

-Must Watch- Cat narrowly escapes alligator attack {  }

-Editor’s Pick- The perils of a recovering U.S. economy: Don Pittis   {  }

-Politics- Russian ship played key role in Canada’s recent Franklin discovery   { “Find was billed as expression of Canadian sovereignity in North” & “A Russian-flagged vessel played a key role in Canada’s recent discovery of a sunken ship from the missing Franklin expedition, a scenario that faced a regulatory challenge and gave senior Conservative officials pause. – Prime Minister Stephen Harper has billed the Franklin search as an expression of Canadian sovereignty in the North — particularly in light of the “imperial ambitions” of Russian President Vladimir Putin.

– “The mapping and surveying activities that are part of the search are also considered a sign of domestic prowess in the Arctic. – A Russian-owned ship became part of the multi-partner Victoria Strait Expedition after it became apparent that the Canadian alternative, a former coast guard icebreaker, couldn’t carry the private financial donors underwriting part of the search. — * Underline ‘private financial donors underwriting part of the search’: Who were they and what do they expect in return?  —djo— }

Spy watchdog’s oil ties prompt B.C. Civil Liberties Association complaint   {  }

-Business- Encana agrees to buy Texas-based Athlon Energy in $7.1B deal   {  }

-Business- Japan’s SoftBank in talks to buy animation giant DreamWorks   {  }

-Business- BlackBerry stamps its Passport, Rockefellers get out of oil: Business Week Wrap   {  }

 

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“Local / New Brunswick”

Ex-PM Kim Campbell pitches reform to boost gender parity   { She’s suggesting that each riding should run two candidates, one male, one female. I have no idea from reading this article whether she means there should be two candidates from each party, or does she want to limit the election to two contenders and cut out all the other parties? That doesn’t make sense. Kim Campbell took over as Prime Minister when Brian Mulroney escaped before his term in office expired. Most blame Mulroney, but some blame her for the fact that the Progressive Conservative Party went from Number One to a distant 5th party status with only 2 representatives elected to Parliament.  * one of my favourite ‘psychics’ believes we’re about to see a similar political blood bath with the next Canadian federal elections.  Others are saying that if the Canadian electorate votes for another Conservative Government they will deserve whatever horrendous consequences they get. I have no idea what’s going on up there politically- just reporting what I read. * And what the ex-Prime Minister has to do with local New Brunswick news is beyond me. —djo— }

Today’s weather: Jim Abraham’s synopsis   {  }

-Repeat- Coastal Red Oak  multi-year project aims to boost numbers   {  }

Slain Moncton Mounties among fallen officers honoured in Ottawa Sunday   {  }

 

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“Aboriginal”

-New- Diagnosis education: Sioux Lookout hospital sets up classroom   { “The Meno Ya Win Health Centre will again offer classes to children and their expectant moms who have to stay in Sioux Lookout for extended periods.” * I don’t know about this. Unless the program was conceived and run by First Nations individuals, it would seem to me to be way too much like the old indoctrination strategy from the ‘Residential schools’ that were set up to strip the culture from First Nations kids. But, I’m here, and I don’t know who is running the programme, or why it was said to be something good for expectant mothers and their kids, who are taken out of their normal environment and placed in the centre.  —djo— }

Oppenheimer Park campers vow to stay as Vancouver seeks injunction   { “Vancouver police estimates there are more than 200 tents at Oppenheimer Park.” – “Oppenheimer Park campers say they aren’t going anywhere as the City of Vancouver goes to court today to seek an injunction to have them removed. – Vancouver Mayor Gregor Robertson said last week that living conditions at the site have deteriorated and the campsite is no longer safe.

– “But many of the tenters say they would hate to see the camp go because volunteers there have helped them and others. – “Like when I go to work I need a lunch, they provided me with a lunch,” said camper Ricky Comeau who describes himself as working-homeless. – “You know what I mean? They make sure my stuff is safe when I go to work. I love it!” – Volunteers running a neighbourhood lunch program over the weekend say they’re aware of the controversy, but are impressed with the camp. – “They have some pretty good organization it seems,” said volunteer Wisam Abdulla. – “Sometimes in front of the bottle depot we just kind of get raided, whereas here it was nice and orderly.” -Organizer Swampy Cree says the camp is attracting people from all over the province. She says the region needs a more coordinated approach to homelessness. – Others tasked with maintaining order at the camp express frustration because the camp is attracting people from all over the region. – Organizer Swamp Cree says the region needs a more coordinated strategy to homelessness.  —djo— }

Trudeau Liberals woo high-profile aboriginal candidates ahead of 2015   {  }

 

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Thurs., 18 Sept., 2014 – CBC News Headlines:

Thursday, September 18th, 2014

Thursday, 18 September, 2014  -( 56˚F /13˚C –  & ‘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.— & You can also find a link to the web cast of the most recent broadcast of “The National” the CBC’s ‘flagship nightly newscast’ under the “Must Watch” heading on their main page. — Thanks. ———djo——— }

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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,’” Goodine told CBC News. – He said he’d 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. – “I really don’t know why he called, but I got a gut feeling that something just didn’t seem right.” – 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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WED., 17 Sept., 2014 – CBC News Headlines:

Wednesday, September 17th, 2014

Wednesday, 17 September, 2014  -( 45˚F / 7˚C –  & ‘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.— & You can also find a link to the web cast of the most recent broadcast of “The National” the CBC’s ‘flagship nightly newscast’ under the “Must Watch” heading on their main page. — Thanks. ———djo——— }

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"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: Éric 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 — not far from his home on Labine Crescent — 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.”  🙁  —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. – ¿ 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,” said Stoffer. – “Unfortunately Mr. Harper and the Conservatives — and I say this with great respect for my Conservative friends — 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 — 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,” 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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Tues., 16 Sept., 2014 – CBC News Headlines:

Tuesday, September 16th, 2014

Tuesday, 16 September, 2014  -( 54˚F / 12˚C –  & ‘mostly 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.— & You can also find a link to the web cast of the most recent broadcast of “The National” the CBC’s ‘flagship nightly newscast’ under the “Must Watch” heading on their main page. — Thanks. ———djo——— }

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A lotta people, & a lotta flags.

Referendum Rally in B.C. – 1995?

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Lead Articles:

-Breaking- Tentative deal reached in B.C. public school teachers’ dispute   {  }

Ebola outbreak a crisis unparalleled in modern times: WHO   {  }

Ukraine ratifies landmark deal to deepen ties with EU   {  }

U.S. carries out fresh airstrikes on ISIS in Iraq   {  }

Alberta officials confirm 18 cases of enterovirus D-68   {  }

-Analysis- Welcome aboard the discount era: Airlines offer cheap flights, we pay the rest: Don Pittis   {  }

-New- 46 years later, mom reunited with son she thought was dead   {  }

 

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“Offbeat”

Apple’s one-click tool deletes unwanted U2 tracks   {  }

5-tonne, world-record polenta made by Windsor Italian club   {  }

Alouettes receiver challenges Bruins forwards to NHL 15   {  }

Ontarian sought ice cream, ended up with $50M lotto Max ticket   {  }

 

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“Most Viewed”

Don Frigo, Toronto construction exec, ID’d as man shot near Clinton, Ont.   { He was on a horse, training hunting dogs when somebody approached and shot him. A woman who was with him -police have not confirmed that she was his wife- was ‘hurt but managed to escape’.  —djo— }

Enterovirus D-68: 8 things parents should know   { #9: When, every time you check the news anywhere- you find some very scary new threat- you should question the source and the media.  —djo— }

Robin Thicke admits to drug issue in Blurred Lines plagiarism suit   {  }

iOS 8: 8 new things   { *This is just me, but at first glance, there is nothing there that convinces me to spend any money on an iPhone 6 or the silly watch they’re hyping. I expected better from Apple. —djo— }

CRTC gets an earful at hearings on future of TV   { * Sounds to me like the big cable companies came out armed with all the propaganda they could carry, saying the Canadian Radio-Television & Telecommunications Commission’s proposals are ‘Anti-Consumer’ and something along the lines of -okay, so you think we should think about a couple things, but don’t try to tells us what our services should look like-  —djo— }

Tony Lacavera and West Face buy Wind Mobile from VimpelCom   { VimpelCom is a Russian-Dutch company that was blocked from gaining full ownership of Wind Mobile last year and Tony Lacavera, who founded Wind Mobile, and a private investment group bought out the VimpelCom stocks.  —djo— }

-11 photo slide show- Your photos of the northern lights after the solar storm   { still there since yesterday  —djo— }

-Blog- Scottish independence vote ignites controversy online   { The big vote is on Thursday  —djo— }

 

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Other:

British leaders make ‘The Vow’ to Scotland as referendum looms   {  }

Drinking fountains to be added at Hamilton stadium after flood of complaints   {  }

-Updated- Mike Duffy case: Both sides in court Sept. 23 to set trial date   {  }

-Feature- NFL punishments by the numbers   {  }

Why would someone want their salary in bitcoin?   {  }

-Analysis- Election clock ticking down on private members’ business   { Private members bills are legislative bills brought to the legislative body by any Member of Parliament – If I have this right – These bills are different from the bills that come ‘from the top – down’ as official party sanctioned agenda items. At least two private Members’ bills have a chance to make it through the required ‘readings’ and might even get passed into law. One is a ‘Reform Act’ to ‘rebalance the power dynamic between MPs and party leaders’, a second is a ‘bid to impose political disclosure requirements of staff who work for independent agents of Parliament’. Other bills in the past that looked like they might make it through the processes of compromise, re-wording and amendments found themselves stranded in the realms of non-existence when the Prime Minister asked for and got ‘prorogation’. Stephen Harper has used this trick a couple times to avoid the possibility of his losing power to a coalition when the Conservatives held a minority government & I should probably be ashamed to admit it, but I don’t remember why they prorogued last year.  —djo— }

-Must Watch- Brampton water main break   { Brampton is a city near Toronto. }

-Must Watch- PM talks trade, Ukraine aid   {  }

-Must Watch- California wildfires   {  }

-Editor’s Pick- Fashion retailers’ faux pas   { There is a photo of a faded and supposedly blood-stained sweat shirt that says “Kent State University” on a hangar. The article is about items ‘of questionable taste’ —djo— }

-Analysis- Why an anti-ISIS coalition could be ‘a problem’   {  }

-Politics- Tories table plan to stop violence against aboriginal women and girls   { Here’s where we are divided by a common language: In the US, when an item is ‘tabled’ it is killed, sort of nailed to the table and left there to rot. In Canada when an item is tabled, it is ‘brought to the table’ for discussion, debate and possible passage into law.  —djo— }

-Business- Manufacturing sales rise to record $53.7 billion in July   {  }

-Business- Half of China’s rich want to leave (and a quarter want to move to Canada)   {  }

-Arts & Entertainment- Stratford Festival to film ‘entire Shakespeare canon’ for Canadians   {  }

 

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“Local / New Brunswick”

Irving Oil refinery productions slows due to cracking unit issue   { There is a problem with a ‘residue fluid catalytic cracking unit’ which has Irving Oil Ltd calling for an 8-week, $20M unplanned maintenance project this fall.  —djo— }

School crossing guard cuts considered in Saint John   {  }

‘Frightening’ threats gender-based, says Liberal candidate   {  }

David Alward campaigns quietly in northwestern N.B.   { A woman candidate for office  says she has been verbally threatened by someone using derogatory words for women.  —djo— }

Sally Ng: Innovationmust be nurtured and developed   {  }

-New Brunswick Votes 2014-

Liberal silence on hotel levy worries Moncton Councillors   {  }

Innovation in the province needs more that a 4-year plan   {   }

Anti-abortion postcards targetting Brian Gallant lead to complaints   {  }

Accounting firms aren’t endorsing campaign promises   {  }

Spin Reduxit political podcast   {  }

Early voting draws 46,000 voters   {  }

 

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{ 11:11 am checking for typos and getting out the crayons—   ———djo——— }

Mon., 15 Sept., 2014 – CBC News Headlines:

Monday, September 15th, 2014

Monday, 15 September, 2014  -( 48˚F / 9˚C –  & ‘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.— & You can also find a link to the web cast of the most recent broadcast of “The National” the CBC’s ‘flagship nightly newscast’ under the “Must Watch” heading on their main page. — Thanks. ———djo——— }

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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’s 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 — who seek to save child-care, welfare and environmental data — 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. – “Certainly, it’s a bit of a stop-gap measure,” said Evidence for Democracy’s executive director, Katie Gibbs. “It’s pretty hard to do research under that condition of very short-term funding.” – Two of the campaigns successfully achieved their goals — 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——— }

Sun., 14 Sept., 2014 – CBC News Headlines:

Sunday, September 14th, 2014

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

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

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

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

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

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Ad for facebook messenger.

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

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Lead Articles:

Tweet

One tweet from somebody not very happy with Stephen Harper.

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

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

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

North Korea sentences American to 6 years hard labour   {  }

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

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

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

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

 

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“Offbeat”

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

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

 

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“Most Viewed”

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

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

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

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

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

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

Hiker falls to his death climbing glacier near Squamish   {  }

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

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

 

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Other:

Abortion rights trump MP’s freedom to vote their conscience, Trudeau says   { Stephen Harper has been described to me as ‘a rabid micro-manager’. I heard somebody ask, ‘Does that give Justin Trudeau the right to become a dictator on the other side of the fence?’ I couldn’t see any fence. And then I remembered Ralph Nader calling members of both the two biggest US Political parties “Republicrats” and I wonder about trends toward the same thing in Canada. —djo— }

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

-World- :

Typhoon Kalmaegi slams northeastern Philippines   {  }

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

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

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

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

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

 

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“Local / New Brunswick”

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

RCMP looking for witnesses in fatal Royal Road crash   {  }

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

-New Brunswick Votes 2014-

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

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

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

 

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

Sat., 13 Sept., 2014 – CBC News Headlines:

Saturday, September 13th, 2014

{ Copied and Pasted from Radio Free Earth News — Thank You Doug ———jda—— }

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Saturday, 13 September, 2014  -( 45˚F / 7˚C –  & ‘partly cloudy’ in Ithaca @ 12:15 pm in Ithaca )-

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

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

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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——— }