July’s Almost Over? – Cosmic Psy-Cography .101

Friday, July 24, 2015  -( 17˚C / 63˚F – ‘Overcast’ with bits of blue sky peeking through, and rain forecast here on the corner of Eternity and Karmic Boulevard in Atlantic Canada @ 3:13 pm Atlantic Time )-

Garden Gnome Hiding behind ferns

Our Garden Gnome is hiding behind the ferns near the stone wall.

& Yesterday I found some old photos from 2007 and 2008 on a hard drive I thought had dropped dead on us.

Jassper & Jim On the Kitchen Floor in Arnprior.

Jassper, all gangly and cute, two days after we brought him home and Domino looked at us with, “I thought you liked me-” written all over his face.

The day I was sworn in as a dual citizen of Canada and the other place 😉 we got a call from the Gatineau, Quebec animal shelter saying Jassper was healthy (and our check cleared) and we could go pick him up. So On December 6th, 2007 – after Judge Cockburn (who looked like he was probably related to Bruce – the Canadian singer/songwriter of “The Trouble With Normal is it always gets worse” and “If I Had A Rocket Launcher -“) swore me and a large room full of others into Canadian Citizenship we drove across a bridge and around a corner and picked up the then gangly Labrador Hair Bomb of a ‘puppy horse’ – who now weighs 125 US pounds – and of course he peed all over the floor in sheer bliss. The shelter had named him ‘Jake’ [ after the black Lab who was a hero at the twin towers after the dark forces blew them up by remote control and tried to start a couple wars by blaming it on Islamic ‘terrorists’ who could not have flown their way anywhere near that kind of precision if their souls depended on it. ] [ When we know who the Real terrorists are – don’t we? ] – Anyway, he didn’t respond well to being called ‘Jake’ so I dreamed he told me his name was ‘Gaspar’ ( He was born in Montreal ) ( and knows we’re serious when we bark at him “Assis-Toi!” in French. ) I told Cathi about the dream and she and her son wrote down several variations of ‘Gaspar’ and sat there and called him by each one until he smiled, wagged his tail and became happily animated when they called him “Jassper” – and probably sent them the ESP message, “I get some food for this, right?”

Jim in a camouflaged Boston Red Sox hat in August of 2007.

This was from August of 2007. I was probably happy to be able to work on web site stuff without an Orange Cat supervising over my shoulder-

— One of my favourite Pisces cousins 😉 has been razzing me lately because every time I tried to change my ‘effbook’ profile picture I wasn’t smiling.

Well- Dang! In today’s political climate, If you’re smiling you look like your twisting a dagger in some good person’s back – cheating Veterans out of their promised health care  for fun and profit – blowing up landmarks and killing thousands of innocent civilians to further your dark ops objective of enslaving your own people for fun and profit – or something evil like that there-

But Lori had a point and I went looking for a decent photo of me smiling and this one almost qualifies- I think.

And my best guess is that this was a web cam photo when I was testing a new web cam. I also have another web cam photo that might have been from our previous web cam, or this one in bad lighting, that should explain why I mentioned my relief at not having an Orange Cat supervising my web efforts in the photo’s caption.

Orange Cat on harried programmer's shoulder.

“Hey you- human- you forgot to dot that i over there- don’t ya think a different font would work better on that paragraph there? Why don’t you add graphics of mice running around behind the words to convince everybody that they need more cats in their lives? Oh, don’t mind me – I’ll just claw your shoulder off if you ignore me 🙂 ” -sez Moe, the smiling trouble maker of an orange domestic terror – Probably caught with the same web cam as the smiling Jim in the Boston hat above.

I should probably quit while I’m ahead. This already took about an hour longer than I thought it would. – Yarking dogs and complaining cats and phones ringing off the hook and all that usual nonsense included. 😉

~~~~~ Jim -( @ 4:14 pm )-

Friday, 22 August, 2014 -Canadian News Headlines –

Friday, 22 August, 2014  -( 67˚F / 19˚C & cloudy in Ithaca @ 9:45 am ET )-  { Copied & Pasted  ———jda——— }

{ & 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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*** This one article is NOT from CBC News  >>—->

— Somebody just re-tweeted a nearly whited out photo: – See Below, I hope –  “Malek Jandali @MalekJandali” – “My name is Katya: I am one of 17,000+ #Syria children killed by brutal #dictator #Assad war crimes against #humanity” — They picked a photo of somebody who could live next door to anybody – Looks like somebody is escalating the propaganda campaign to psyche you into ‘wanting’ their next war.

Photo from Twitter

Tweeted Photo

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White trucks and a man photo shot through a fence

Russian Aid Convoy = “A Direct Invasion of Ukaraine”?

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“Lead Stories”

-Updated- Ukraine calls Russian convoy ‘direct  invasion’   { }

$431,000 stolen in armoured truck heist in Montreal subburb   { ‘Halloween-masked thieves pepper-spray 2 armoured car guards and steal what another link calls ‘Nearly $400K’ }

Winnipeg cleans up after mall, roads, basements flooded   {  }

Canada’s  inflation  rate slows to 2.1% in  July as gas price hikes cool: StatsCan   {  }

Russian aid convoy rolls into Ukraine without permission   {  }

Ice Bucket mishap injures 4 U.S. firefighters, 1 critical   {  }

Hamas kills 18 suspected informers for Israel in Gaza   {  }

How lessons from other cities may help Ferguson heal after Michael Brown shooting   {  }

-Updated- At least 30 dead in militia attack on Sunni mosque   {  }

Tanker ship in port

Looks like a Tanker to me

& the story below popped up when I hit ‘refresh’:

-New- -12 Turkish sailors stranded on ship in Quebec a ‘barbaric’ situation { ‘Twelve Turkish sailors are stranded on a ship in Sorel, Que., say they haven’t been paid for two months and are now out of food, a situation called “barbaric and beyond comprehension.” 9:47 AM ET }

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“Offbeat”

Exploding rabbit population vexes residents in Sudbury neighbourhood   { Exploding rabbits? Has Monty Python been seen near Sudbury? }

Thunderstorm send Winnipeggers into streets with canoes, snorkels   {  }

Spider-Woman’s butt sparks conversation about sexism in comics   { Oh, you think men and women with impossibly sexy physiques wearing ridiculous costumes might have something to do with sexism? I think I remember young women reading ‘Archie’ comics while most boys were ‘reading’ superman and batman and I got hooked on Spiderman, X-men and the Fantastic 4. Marvel in those days was more about angst and cute tricks -a bank manager named “Ben Dover”?- but, yeah, women in comic books looked like women in television commercials might if college nerds could have digitally ‘enhanced’ them and altered their clothing. }

‘Facebook drug task force’ hoax dupes thousands of stoners   { 100,000 people send messages on facebook to warn others about a rumored campaign to intercept messages with keywords that might indicate that somebody was setting up a drug sale on-line and get those messages to local police. }

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“Most Viewed”

Ukraine crisis: Russian aid convoy crosses border without Kyiv OK   {  }

Workers not to blame for Quebec pension problem: Don Pittis   {  }

Montague homicide victims, suspect not acquainted, say RCMP   { The victims were a father and his adult son. A suspect is charged with two counts of first degree murder. I’m not as confused about this one as some others, but, if the accused didn’t know the victims, how is that ‘pre-meditated’? Did he plot to kill people who drove the wrong colour of the wrong model car? Or something equally irritating to the alleged killer? }

Video of Rockliffe prowling person of interest released by police   { On Twitter – Somebody retweeted this photo with the caption “It’s Pierre Poutine”  – a reference to the guy recently convicted in the Conservative robocall scandal – I thought the photo was too blurry to be certain. }

Cliché alert: Grits ‘rolling up their sleeves’ for Canada   { ‘Grits’ is the nickname for the Liberal Party. This seems to me to be another headline written by somebody who doesn’t like Justin Trudeau or has an anti-Liberal bias. – unlike me- I have an anti-politician bias. The party in power has the biggest virtual target painted on their foreheads at the moment.  }

James Foley killing: Why ISIS beheaded the U.S. journalist   { In the article, a reported ex-C.I.A. analyst says ISIS believes the publicity will help their cause and attract many more supporters. The article also says there are amputations taking place and people being crucified in ISIS held territory. There is a mention of a ransom under a photo at the top of the article and the only ransom-like detail I read was -If the U.S. stops the airstrikes in Iraq, we’ll stop beheading U.S. journalists.- sounds like a win-win situation for both sides. ISIS gets to brag that they’re powerful enough to either kill U.S. citizens or blackmail the U.S. into stopping the bombing and the C.I.A. has a really nasty looking ‘enemy’ to protect U.S. citizens from- and has the opportunity to get rid of a couple pesky investigative journalists in the process. }

Iceland volcano: Bardarbunga shaken by 3 earthquakes   {  }

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“Other”

-Analysis- Canadian pension tension: Don’t blame the workers writes Don Pittis   { The link in the ‘Most Viewed’ hinted that it was Quebec’s problem and that headline didn’t have as creative liguistics. }

Fewer jobs for students in federal public service, think-tank says   { Okay, they won’t hire anybody so that ensures that they can point their fingers at the federal agencies and accuse them of not doing their jobs properly when major catastrophes take place, but if, for instance, Transport Canada wants to hire more and better qualified inspectors in order to properly do their job and they are told, ‘Hiring more people or more expensive people is not in the budget.’ – Who do you suppose should get the blame next time? }

Hiker in B.C. rescued days after fleeing bear in tree   { You have to sit through commercials before and after you get to see the real video. A twenty five year old hiker climbed a tree to escape a bear. The bear did not immediately leave. The hiker fell asleep and fell out of the tree, suffered a severe concussion and a back injury, and may have been in and out of consciousness for as many as 4 days while people were searching for him. A man walking his dog found the injured hiker, face down, on the ground and said the injured hiker was ‘aware, but not lucid,’ then added, ‘he was quite groggy’. An expert on bears says you should freeze and talk in a nice calm voice, climbing a tree is not a very good idea. If you speak nice and calm and friendly, bear will ‘probably’ become bored with you and walk away. }

Death toll of Syrian civil war nearly 190,000, UN says   {  }

‘Everything is on fire’: Lac-Mégantic train engineer’s calls from night of disaster released   {  }

Are wearable camera companies going to cash in after Ferguson?   { Probably not- if the people who are plotting to destroy the buying power of your currency have their way. The U.S. economy is scheduled to crash this autumn. People will starve to death and those who depend on electricity for home medical devices will be terminally out of luck. Link >>—-> Half Past Human Tweet >>—-> @clif_high  }

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“Local” / “New Brunswick”

Fracking wastewater clean enough for Dieppe sewer, says company   { A Nova Scotia based company that wants to ship as much as 30 million litres of fracking wastewater to New Brunswick says the water is clean. ***But the process is not safe. It doesn’t matter how clean the water is that you want to use for fracking, the process of fracking destroys the purity of ground water and can lead to flammable gas coming into your home through your pipes with what you thought was clean, drinkable water. Haven’t you seen the video of flames shooting out of faucets in people’s kitchen sinks? Don’t let yourself be duped. & If you’re  determined to commit suicide and want to be fracked to death, please move a million miles away from any neighbors, and frack yourself. }

2 oil & gas jobs, 14 Building efficiency jobs, 15 clean energy jobs.

Photo of Poster = # of jobs per Million $ invested – Jim W took this photo in a hurry when he saw the poster.

Many voters say jobs and economy are top priority   { Party hacks for the sitting government might want you to believe that jobs and the economy are your most important issue, but this article starts out naming voters with other top priorities, a man in Moncton says health care is most important and believes a system modeled after a combination of the English and French medical systems should be implemented here. One woman from Beresford believes the environment is most her most important concern, ‘If the environment goes, we’re not here anymore.’ Another woman says government accountability is her most important issue and she would like to see more transparency. I saw photos of a Poster, “Jobs per million $ invested / You do the math”  *** Jim W sent me the poster photo. (above) }

4 parties launch election campaigns   { The ‘Progressive Conservatives‘ -*does anybody else seem to realize that ‘-looking or moving forward – while -looking or moving backward’ doesn’t make sense as a name for a political party that stands for anything but the status quo?- The PC party is ‘banking’ on voters being stupid enough to vote to hand their government over to those who want to Frack them to death. The Liberals -who currently enjoy a big lead in the polls we’ve seen- say they would support an oil exporting facility, the Energy East Pipeline, and Sisson Brook and other mining opportunities. The NDP -New Democratic Party- say that neither the PC nor Liberal Party can give ‘New Bunswickers’ the government they deserve because both front running parties are indebted to special interests -Big Business- The NDP wants to ‘create the best education system’ to help N.B.-ers get high paying jobs, and also wants to ‘fix the health care system’, ‘lift rural communities out of poverty’, ‘give an equal voice to all communities’ and ‘eliminate patronage from government’. The Green Party has criticized the Premier for saying he would not meet the Green Party Candidate in CBC televized debates, and said the party will release their platform on September 3rd. There is a mention of a fifth party down at the bottom of this article. The People’s Alliance, but no mention of the party’s ideals or philosophy was included here. On the People’s Alliance web site there are 4 press releases talking about their ideas that changing Motor Vehicle registration and cutting the requirement for vehicles to have front license plates will save taxpayers money. Their policies page is blank. }

Rothesay police used reasonable force in fatal shooting, RCMP say   {  }

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{ 1:06 pm ET : Proofreading and colorizing / 1:43 pm EDT = ready to Publish  ———djo——— }