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Mon., 06 Oct., 2014 – CBC News Headlines:

Monday, October 6th, 2014

Monday, 06 October, 2014  -( 66˚F / 19˚C – & Clear in Ithaca, Hazy where I was  @ 2:45 pm near Ithaca )-  { Headlines compiled by douglas j otterson }

Mother and child Rhinos

“Want to buy a white Rhino? South Africa’s government is selling-“

{ 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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Bermuda-bound runner Reza Baluchi in floating 'hamster wheel' rescued at sea. - A statement on Baluchi's website said the Iranian exile had planned to make the 1,662-kilometre trip in his self-designed bubble to raise money "for children in need" and "to … inspire those that have lost hope for a better future."

Bermuda-bound runner Reza Baluchi in floating ‘hamster wheel’ rescued at sea. – A statement on Baluchi’s website said the Iranian exile had planned to make the 1,662-kilometre trip in his self-designed bubble to raise money “for children in need” and “to … inspire those that have lost hope for a better future.”

{ Question of the Day: If the Harper Government is trying so damned hard to de-fang the CBC, whose news coverage has not buckled under his thumb and reported only what he approved of: Why does nobody up there see this a treason? }

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Lead Articles:

Parliament to vote Tuesday evening on mission to Iraq   {   }

Quebecor to sell English newspapers to PostMedia for $316M   {  }

Canadian Forces advance team already headed to Mideast   {  }

McGill grad among 3 researchers awarded Nobel for medicine   {  }

Iraq aid announced as MPs debate 6-month ISIS combat mission   {  }

-GO PUBLIC- Pharmacists miss drug warnings, leading to mom’s ‘horrible’ death   {  }

Would you pay $20 a month to get mail delivered to your door?   { * Ronny Ray-Gun tried to privatize the mail in the U.S.A. in the 1980s –  and Conservatives/Republicans have been trying to sabotage the service ever since. Now the Ice-Hole Prime Minister in Canada and his party shills are trying real hard to do that in Canada. If I wanted to write a horror story about how Neo-Fascists took over North America, I don’t think I could have come up with a better plot.   —djo—  }

In Hong Kong protest, China’s ‘Goliath’ hasn’t blinked yet: Patrick Brown   {  }

 

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Quonset hut.

“Andy Thomson is building a tiny home community in Mansfield, Quebec, This is the common building that houses the bathrooms and kitchen.”

“Offbeat”

Ottawa couple’s tiny dream home is the size of a living room   { “People searching for an alternative lifestyle are downsizing to the extreme and building from the ground up with a tiny home philosophy. –

  • WATCH | Ashley Burke shows you tiny home ideas tonight on CBC News Ottawa TV at 5 p.m.

– Robert and Leanne Leonardo of Ottawa are a prime example. They’re selling their 900-square-foot condo unit in favour of building their own 207-square-foot home. – To put that in perspective, the new home is smaller than their current living room. It will cost about $50,000 to build the home, not including the cost of purchasing land. – The couple hopes to live on their friend’s property in nearby Rockland for free and they are quite excited for this radical life change as they prioritize paying off their debt. – “I projected that in four to five years I would be mortgage free and debt free,” Robert said. – “My projection shows I’ll be able to recover 40 per cent of my disposable income. So I mean that offers a lot of choices in life.” –   — djo— }

Hunter finds 20 abandoned puppies in field, gives them clothes off his back   { This is repeated from yesterday, and I don’t think it’s offbeat- I think leaving those puppies out in the cold to die is inhuman and cruel.  —djo— }

Spain’s human tower competition   {  }

Homegrown polar bear talent passed up for foreign cub in Hollywood movie   { * Hey, I get to use the tag about polar bears forming unions for a second day in a row. * 🙂 —djo— }

 

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“Most Viewed”

Stranded man cuts power poles to draw attention   {  }

Battlefords Humane Society busy after hunter finds 20 puppies in field near Glaslyn   { 🙁   Repeat  🙁  }

You Have Mail a for-profit alternative to Canada Post home delivery   {  🙁   }

Pharmacists’ failure to check drug risks leads to ‘horrible’ death   {  }

Rob Ford’s controversial remarks derail mayoral debate   { * In another link to the same article some of those controversial remarks were called ‘bigoted’.*  —djo— }

Tiny, living-room-sized home attracts Ottawa couple   {   }

Quebecor sells Sun Media English newspapers to Postmedia in $316M deal   {   }

Blake Lively pregnant with Ryan Reynolds’s baby   { * Hey, nobody made headlines when I found out I was to be a father- Why do we care? *  —djo— }

Iraq aid announced as MPs debate 6-month ISIS combat mission   {   }

Bermuda-bound runner Reza Baluchi in floating ‘hamster wheel’ rescued at sea   { * Photo up at or near the top today. *  —djo—  }

-15 photo slide show- Hong Kong: Protesters in tense stalemate with police   {   }

 

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Other:

Sun Media’s English newspapers sold to Postmedia   {   }

The limitation of Ebola airport screening: ‘We do rely on people to be honest’   { * And a lot of us relied on the ‘Free Press’ being honest, and look where that got us — “Help! — Amen-”  —djo— }

Polls suggest broad support for Canadian role in fight against ISIS   {  See above comment on honesty. Here’s a sample poll: “Do you support your wonderful humanitarian governments’ plan to send your son to Syria to fight for the lives of innocent men women and children? or are you a $%#$#$%$!! Communist brainless ice-hole who should be taken into the nearest town square and shot for being a traitor?” ***  <—<< Thinks have not quite gotten that bad, not yet—   —djo— }

Want to buy a white rhino? South Africa’s government is selling   {  }

Rob Ford’s past use of anti-Semitic slur derails mayoral debate  {  }

Ebola update: Centers for Disease Control news conference   {  }

2014 Scotiabank Giller Prize Shortlist revealed   { Okay, part of the Fascist agenda. Major banks and corporations get to put their name on buildings and contests that used to be open, democratic and free.  Like the MegaMoneyCorp’s Stadium in Anytown, USA, or the BackStabbers Bank and Trusts Free Money if we like you contest. Please don’t look toward the midwest where we just foreclosed on every family farm so they can’t compete with our plot to poison all of you with Monsanto’s poisoned GMO body rotting and mind control ingredients now the exclusive products of our Corporate Farming Conglomerate —  —djo— }

NBC cameraman with Ebola returns to U.S.   { There’s a damning cartoon making its way around the Twitt-Us-Sphere – Maybe 20 black near corpses being ignored in hospital beds while the only doctors in the cartoon are standing beside the only white patient, telling him, “We’ll do everything we can- You’re in good hands now.”  —djo— }

Canada’s free flight for European leaders ruffles German feathers   { * Yay! Somebody else out there is awake and notices these things.  Yes, Germany is a country that already saw what happens when you let Fascists take over. Busloads of prisoners heading to concentration camps had their windows painted with happy smiling faces beaming out at the countryside while they were bringing ‘undesireables’ to “Work Makes Free” camps to be worked to death, starved to death, gassed to death, or worse. —djo—  }

Downsizing: Your body can’t lose weight without your mind on board   {  }

-COMING UP LIVE- Ontario hockey league launching league-wide mental health plan   {  }

Alberta town votes to lift 109-year-old booze ban   {  }

Rock Machine biker gang boss arrested near Montreal   {  }

Search for Malaysia Airlines MH370 resumes with new underwater equipment   {  }

Nobel Prize in Medicine awarded for brain GPS research   {  }

-Must Watch- Hong Kong protest time-lapse   {  }

-Must Watch- Rough Engagement   { * Couple gets engaged while floating over San Diego in a balloon. Balloon has trouble and crash lands. *  —djo— }

-Must Watch- Typhoon Phantone hits Japan   { * I don’t like being told I ‘must’ anything- My first impression here: I’ve seen hurricanes. I’ve seen weather channel footage of every nasty storm to hit this country since 1980- something. Why would I want to see another storm hit another coastline? *  “God- help anybody in the path of a storm- be it weather or political- Amen” — If you’re an athiest or agnostic, figure I’m trying to tap into my ‘higher’ power to activate some kind of cosmic power that we might just have been brainwashed out of knowing we all have—  —djo— }

-Editor’s Pick- The symols of Hong Kong’s ‘umbrella revolution’   {  }

 

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“Local / New Brunswick”

Chemical explosion injures 2 at UNB’s Fredericton campus   {  }

Brian Gallant’s 13-member cabinet will be smallest in 50 years   {  }

Storm Arthur tree cleanup costs in Fredericton reach $1.2M   {  }

Garbage sorting going downhill says Recycle SENB official  { * Sorting garbage down-hill, that’s an idea –  stand at the top of a hill, with your nearest politician’s house at the bottom of that hill – and dump all your garbage.  Oh- and make sure there’s nothing in that garbage that can lead the ‘authorities’ to you.  —djo— }

 

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Google Enchanted Owl Doodle

Inuit Artist Kenojuak Ashevak was honoured by Google with this doodle on what would have beeh her 87th birthday.

“First Nations”

CFS is ‘new residential school system’ says former CFS investigator   {  }

Cold, mud ending Winnipeg drag of Red River   {  }

-Audio- Clifford Kokopenance jury roll case goes to Supreme Court   {  }

 

 

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{ Ack!    It’s 3:45  pm –  I’m late because my visiting daughter was sick today and none of my back up editors answered their telephones.   ———djo———  }

Sun., 05 Oct., 2014 – CBC News Headlines:

Sunday, October 5th, 2014

Sunday, 05 October, 2014  -( 54˚F / 12˚C – Grey & cloudy right now  @ 12:45 pm in Ithaca )-  { Headlines compiled by douglas j otterson }

Mama and Baby polar bears.

“If Canadian polar bears, shown here in a Manitoba file photo, had an actor’s union, they might be miffed that a bear from China snagged a starring role in and upcoming Hollywood Movie.”

{ 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)

{ Question of the Day: If the Harper Government is trying so damned hard to de-fang the CBC, whose news coverage has not buckled under his thumb and reported only what he approved of: Why does nobody up there see this a treason? }

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Lead Articles:

-Analysis- China’s ‘anaconda strategy’ for choking off the Hong Kong protests: Patrick Brown   { “In Hong Kong, Patrick Brown observes how Beijing has, among other measures, been quietly halting the flow of Chinese tourists, an important source of income, to Hong Kong in the hopes of pitting residents against the blockading students.  —djo— }

Kei Nishikori beats Milos Raonic at Japan Open final   {  }

Texas seeks ‘low risk’ homeless man linked to Ebola case   {  }

Man in Dallas with Ebola ‘fighting for his life’: official   {  }

Hong Kong protesters agree to remove some barricades   {  }

Typhoon Phanfone heads to Tokyo after killing  U.S. airman   {  }

Pope urges creative approach to family  at Vatican meeting    {  }

Churches, mosques  offer prayers for Briton killed by ISIS   {  }

Doctors still befuddled about prescribing medical marijuana   { “Some Canadian doctors continue to have concerns about prescribing medical marijuana after new guidelines were released for family physicians.  – MDs say they have little scientific data to guide their authorizations for medical cannabis – Earlier this week, the College of Family Physicians of Canada released preliminary guidance to its 30,000 members on prescribing dried cannabis.

The college said there’s no research evidence supporting use of medical marijuana for low-back pain or fibromyalgia. Its use can be considered for neuropathic pain, such as nerve-damage pain resulting from multiple sclerosis, from metastatic cancer or from diabetic neuropathy, when those conditions don’t respond to standard treatments, the guidelines state. -Who should be able to legally access medical cannabis is a contentious issue, even within the medical profession. – In April, Health Canada changed its regulations and put the power to authorize medical marijuana use in the hands of doctors. Supplies of the herb are now provided by licensed growers and patients with proven medical needs are no longer allowed to grow it for personal use. – “We have little scientific data to guide us,” the college’s Dr. Sharon Circone said. “We have extremely little guidance from Health Canada. This was sprung on us.” – The Arthritis Society is also calling for more research on medical cannabis so people living with arthritis can make informed choices about their treatment and doctors have evidence-based information before authorizing use. – *** & Our Editor/Reporter, Jim W, reported earlier this year than a New Brunswick farmer with a medical condition reported to the CBC that he had been told that it would be illegal for him to continue growing his own, and was told that he would now have to pay $20,000.00 a year through approved channels to receive what he was basically growing himself for free. He can’t afford that. & We also commented that it looks like the greedy hands of government figured out they could extort tons of money from suffering medical patients before they decided that it might be a good idea to legalize medical marijuana.  *** At last notice, law officials and government ‘authorities’ were backing off and not enforcing the “Thou Shalt Not Grow Thine Own!” provisions until further notice.   —djo— }

 

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“Offbeat”

Homegrown polar bear talent passed up for foreign cub in Hollywood movie   { * Well, then, we’ll just have to boycott that Hollywood movie, won’t we?   —djo— }

Pilgrims snap selfies between prayers during Hajj   {  }

Canucks anthem singer takes spill during O Canada   {  }

Montreal ‘ball of light’ mystery deepens   {  * Another one of our reporters, Cathi Harris, sent me email saying that credible authorities narrowed it down to ‘Most likely not intelligent alien sources’ =’ most likely a satellite burning out’ – they cause green or yellow fireballs.  —djo— }

 

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Puppies in a pickup.

Some of the 20 puppies found in a field by a hunter scoping out areas to hunt for moose.

“Most Viewed”

Battlefords Human society busy after hunter finds 20 puppies in field near Glaslyn   { *See Photo * – On Friday, Greg Zubiak was having a look around the field near Glaslyn where he plans to hunt moose this year when he saw some movement in the distance. – “As I walked up, they all just kind of looked at me and I guess my moose hunt was over. I just said, ‘OK, come on,’ and as soon as I said that, they all come running to me,” he said. – He counted 20 puppies left in the field. – “I saw two puppy heads sticking out and the rest of them had their heads buried in each other,” he said. – Zubiak says he knew some of the 20 puppies, who range in age from approximately 3 to 6 weeks old, apparently needed some extra warmth after being left out in the field, apparently left with just a blanket. *** So he took off his jacket and made them a nest in the front of the box of his truck.    —djo— }

Consort shooting: Victim died protecting his family, say parents   {  }

Mexican police discover mass grave amid search for missing students   {  }

Igloolik RCMP officer shot by gunman on snowmobile   {  }

Keurig’s coffee supremacy challenged by Canadian firm   { “A Canadian company is leading a pack of challengers that intend to knock off the exclusive features of the Keurig 2.0 single-serve coffee-maker. – Keurig released its 2.0 model in August, with a feature that initially prevented consumers from using other brands of coffee pods. –

“- “We cracked the code,” a smiling John Pigott, CEO of Club Coffee, told CBC News. The Toronto company made news this week with its $600-million lawsuit against Vermont-based Keurig, which alleges anti-competitive behaviour. – “And we’ve pointed other companies in the right direction on how to do it,” he added. – Some consumers had expressed anger and even launched lawsuits over Keurig’s plan to ensure that only its licensed K-cups would work in the new model. Less expensive off-licence coffee pods have been available for two years, but would be locked out from the wildly popular 2.0 model. – Now a number of companies say their pods will function in the 2.0 model. ”  —djo— }

-21 photo slide show- Hong Kong police clash with protesters in historic standoff   {  }

 

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Other:

Search for Malaysian Airlines MH370 to resume with new underwater equipment   {  }

Manjusha’s Match chronicles mom’s search for stem cell donor   {  }

-Point Of View- How to fix Question Period: Michael Enright   {  }

Cost to rebuild Gaza estimated at $4B   {  * How much would it cost to rebuild America’s pristine wilderness if some legal authority found us guilty of stealing our country from the sovereign people who were here before us and ordered us to return this continent to its natural state? *** Or, imagine that the state of New York invaded New Jersey and bombed the heck out of the place, and the rest of the U.S.A. came to New Jersey’s aid and soundly beat the New Yorkers- then demanded they pay to rebuild all the infrastructure they’d obliterated. How much would that cost? —djo— }

Brazilians voting in nail-biter election for president   {  }

Police officer nearly killed in 2012 crash runs 76 kilometers   {  }

Fords used City of Toronto resources for campaign, says ex-mayoral candidate   {  }

-Must Watch- Ebola fight on the frontlines   {  }

-Must Watch- A sick father’s plea to ISIS   { * This may be an honest and sincere report- but I’m remembering the impassioned ‘eye witness account’ of Saudi Arabian babies being removed from incubators and placed on the floor to die by Iraqi soldiers – that turned out to be a cold hearted lie and the ‘eye witness’ was the daughter of a Saudi ambassador who had been nowhere near the hospital. You pull stuff like that once too often and you have lost your credibility, guys-   —djo— }

-Editor’s Pick- U.S. beer industry hit by brewing debate over water regulation   {  }

-Canada- No justice for victims of ‘Baby Doc’ Duvalier, say Haitians in Montreal   {  }

 

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“Local / New Brunswick”

J.D. Irving Ltd. trust Liberals won’t change forestry plan   {  }

Recounts in New Brunswick confirm election night results   { “With just two days to go before the swearing in of the Liberal government in New Brunswick, the final recount in the province is done. – The hand counts were ordered after questions were raised about the accuracy of the electronic tabulation system. – Seven ridings in total were given a second count. – Elections New Brunswick says judges from the Court of Queen’s Bench have confirmed the wins by Liberal candidates in the ridings of Carleton-Victoria, Shippagan-Lameque-Miscou, Saint John Harbour, Saint John East, Charlotte-Campobello and Fredericton North. – The Progressive Conservatives were confirmed as winning the riding of Fredericton-Grand Lake. – Friday night votes – Two seats were recounted in Saint John on Friday. – Judges upheld the wins by Ed Doherty, in Saint John Harbour, and Gary Keating, in Saint John East. – 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. – The resulting confusion and delays meant it was about five hours after the polls closed before Elections New Brunswick could declare Brian Gallant’s Liberals had won a majority government. – After the confusion, the Progressive Conservatives applied for recounts in six ridings and the People’s Alliance asked for one. ” — * And yesterday it was reported that in one ‘riding’ five votes had been miscounted by the electronic tabulator.  —djo— }

Saint John jail guard facing drug trafficking related charges   {  }

Gas Guru: Weekly prices and predictions for gas and diesel   { *On the http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/new-brunswick  page —djo— }

 

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First Nations women marching.

March to honour missing and murdered First Nations women in Saskatoon.

“First Nations”

-New- Missing, murdered aboriginal women honoured at St. John’s vigil   {  }

Hundreds march in Saskatoon to honour missing and murdered women   {  }

*** & we ask anybody so moved to pray for the health of First Nations people, children included, who do not want to suffer through chemotherapy ***

 

 

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{ 2:55 pm, I’m late again…  3:00 pm – “Publish”-ing 😉  ———djo——— }