Welcome to July, 2016 —

Sunday, July 3rd, 2016 — 16°C / 61°F with bright sunlight and blue skies @ 9:39 am Atlantic Time. — It’s Kyla Morse’s birthday today. 🙂 —

Looks like Venice in a sunrise or sunset.

Nice Photo, beautiful sentiment –

— & From Glenn Greenwald:


Quote from a Nurenburg Judge or prosecutor.

What went on in Nuremburg seems to be really topical these days. Doesn’t it?

— I started out this morning to write about a weird dream I had – & discovered the computer I fixed yesterday had gone into blue screen mode. I was able to convince it to shut down and then, remarkably, I was able to restart it – the problem seems to be that while it is protected by Avast and Malwarebytes it thinks it is totally unprotected. and wants to scream that at me every couple minutes.

— Then I discovered that my dream journal blog has developed a fatal problem that won’t let it load, and I can’t sign into it. And several blogs are complaining that they need to be updated. Including this one. & “Blogzilla 2.0” is full of nonsense from fatcow dot com which may be in collusion with one nasty, fraudulent extortionist or another and has shut down access to blogs mirrored on their servers because I refused to pay their ever increasing nonsensical ‘protection racket’ prices.  — groan —

— sigh, & now the cat is complaining that I’m late with his breakfast.

= = = = =

— It is now 10:51 am. {{{ & 19°C / 66°F — Sunny and breezy with lots of brightly lit up clouds floating happily against a deep blue sky here in Atlantic Canada. }}}

& now, the dream.

— I’m pretty sure I was walking around the Milford, Connecticut, of my youth with my cousin, Glenn. He had grown taller than me. I was six feet three and he was probably six feet four and a half. It felt like we were back in our late teens. Too young to drive – too young for our parents to start nagging us to go out and get a job — old enough to feel the sting of knowing our parents were wrong – they’d been lied to and they’d believed the lies — but we weren’t old enough yet to understand that we knew that we were a little more right than they were – that we were ‘plugged in’ to a Truth that they couldn’t see or understand. The Beatles and the Stones had landed and taken their place in the collective consciousness (and unconsciousness – where applicable) so the social revolution was beginning and we were feeling something like empowerment – like something new and exciting and spiritually truthful was trying to transform the world into something we could believe in, not some nightmare manipulated by greedy older men with evil dark agendae – who believed in killing off the best and brightest of every generation so they and theirs could maintain power.

— We walked around, connected with friends and went to some kind of party reminiscent of the first time we played together in a band, we knew three songs and everybody thought we were fantastic, wanted to hear those three songs over and over again. I had a slightly warped and hard to play electric bass guitar and guys and girls caught up in the rock and roll revolution were shocked and impressed by the way I could play in time and with feeling they’d never felt from the lousy AM radios we all had in those days.

— Then we ended up ‘crashing’ sleeping in a room full of couch cushions arranged on a floor. In the dream I woke up worrying that somebody would look at me and know that, dressed or not, with the blanket not quite covering me, I was obviously sexually aroused – I’d been dreaming of the young women who’d been gasping and looking at us like we were potential rock and roll gods while we’d been playing and one of them wanted to sleep with me, but I woke up in a room littered with sleeping guys —

— I guess I lived through that without being discovered or having to explain that I’d been dreaming of starry eyed young women letting me know they’d let me kiss them.

— And as we walked outside somebody pointed across the river and said “That’s not right! There’s only supposed to be three peaks in those mountains. Look, there’s five!”

— In the reality I grew up in, there were no mountain peaks across the river from Milford, in what would have been Stratford. But, Yeah, there they were. I wanted to reach for my cell phone and take a photo of those five mountain peaks. But I quickly forgot that, the mountains began moving- sliding out of sight to the right- (heading north?) and being replaced by more and more mountains on the other side of the river. I gasped and said, “We’re going to have an earthquake-” and heard a commotion and people were running all around us. And I heard somebody else – who had probably come this conclusion independently – shout, “We’re gonna have an earthquake!”

— There was a rumble, not a really big one but a line of mountain cliffs came rolling in like they were on a railroad train and took up residence next door. I was trying to remember the name of those neighbours, realized I was in somebody’s house, and wondered how I would get back across the river to where my baby sister, Nancy, probably needed emotional support and most likely needed to know that I was okay and I wanted to know that she was okay-

— That’s where I woke up.

= = = = =

— It is now 11:27 am and it’s only taken me four and a half hours to write down the details of a dream that should only have taken me fifteen minutes to describe.

~~~~~ Jim

Earthquakes – Thursday, 25 September, 2014 :

Thursday, 25 September, 2014-   { ——— This is from Jim W ———  —jda—  }

Earthquake Map, September 25, 2014.

“Seismic Monitor 22:00 hours Atlantic Time, 25 September, 2014”

The above map is a screen capture from http://www.iris.edu/seismon/.

I believe that yesterday, the 24th, there was a 6.0 quake in Chile, South America- On the pretty blue map of the world above, according to interactive mouse over tech- there was a 5.1 off the coast of Central Chile, and a 6.2 ‘next-door’ to that one, in Jujoy Province, Argentina.

News this morning: on a crawl on CBC news programs there was a notice that there had been a 6.3 quake near the Solomon Islands. This may have been modified down to a 6.0- More recently, there’s been a 6.0  quake near Anchorange, Alaska-

& There’s a 5.1 quake on the purple line east of Argentina ‘in the South Sandwich Islands Region’.

-Update- There was also a 5.1 quake in Pakistan.



Wednesday, 27 August, 2014 – Canadian News Headlines –

{ Copied and Pasted from “Radio Free Earth News” – Better late than never –  ———jda——— }


Wednesday, 27 August, 2014  -( 72˚F / 22˚C & clear skies over Ithaca @ 8:45 am ET )-

{ & 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’ve been doing this because I believe  that the CBC may be more honest and more respectable than Media here in the U.S.A., AND 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. }


Photo of 'donut holes' in a hamburger bun

Chocolate glazed Tim Bits in a hamburger bun?


“Lead Articles”

Premiers sit down with aboriginal leaders in P.E.I.   {  }

Veterans groups say Ottawa spends too much on remembrance   { Another headline pointing to the same article says Ottawa spends too much time remembering old wars. }

American who fought alongside extremists killed in Syria   {  }

Israel-Hamas ceasefire holding after 7 weeks of fighting   { 🙂 Yay! }

Canada pulls 3 Ebola lab workers pulled from Sierra Leone   {  }

B.C. education minister to meet with teachers’ union president   { “Last night’s crawl on CBC Network News said Striking B.C. teachers took out an ad offering day care services.”  —Jim W— }

Freed U.S. journalist thankful for efforts to release him   {  }

WHO scientist infected with Ebola in Sierra Leone moved to German as Canadian colleagues pulled   {  }

Big wave crashing during storm.

‘Enormous waves breaking’ in South Wales last January (AP News Photo-Ben Birchall Photographer)

-New- [Climate Change] likely already dangerous, may be irreversible, IPCC says   { “IPCC” = ‘Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change’ The actual headline on the CBC page called it ‘Global warming’ The headline on the page with the article itself called it Climate change.  }

Learn which cities may get NHL expansion teams   {  }

Vancouver’s racist real estate titles reveal city’s dark history   {  }

-Analysis- The ‘10,000-hour’ rule revisited: Why practice may not make perfect   { “When author Malcolm Gladwell proposed that practicing a certain task for around 10,000 hours can lead to success, he gave hope [to] wannabe Bill Gateses and Tiger Woodses, and dashed the dreams of millions of slackers. But a new study might give the terminally lazy some hope.” }



Thigh bone on Mars? Curiosity rover snaps strange photo   {  That strange photo has been around for a couple days. CBC must have wanted to check to make sure it wasn’t hoaxed by someone with a little bit of photo shop knowledge. }

Archeologists discover Labrador’s 1st snowmobile   { A Model T Ford was converted to ride through snow on skis for an expedition to Labrador and was abandoned in 1928. }

Old Photo of a converted Ford Model T

Modified Fort Model T. This may be the vehicle that was recovered by Archeologists.

Spat over reclining seat diverts U.S. airliner   { Security people at airports and aboard planes do not have any sense of humour when it comes to anything like this. }

Watch a Waterloo student solve a Rubik’s Cube in 12 seconds   {  }


“Most Viewed”

Royal baby law stands as court dismisses Catholic challenge   { Bryan Teskey of Ontario tried to ask the courts to strike down a rule prohibiting Catholics from ascending to the Throne, arguing that that law violates the charter of rights and privileges. Ontario’s top court told him he can’t challenge a royal succession law that he says discriminates against his religion. }

Arizona gun instructor dead after 9-year-old accidentally shoots him   { The 9-year-old is a girl and she was holding an Uzi. }

Cougar killed after attack on teen hiker in Waterton Park   {  }

Saint Mary’s University frosh chant: SMU changes to start school   { A more easily understood headline reads, “How the Saint Mary’s University chant video is changing frosh week“. }

Iceland volcano rocked by new quakes, stirring eruption fears   { I believe it was last week when there was a premature report that the eruption had started. }

‘Heavy’ pot smoker wins trafficking-related case on personal use defence   {  }

-Photo Slide Show- Gaza Conflict: Hamas-Israel ceasefire announced   { There are 21 photos you can click to browse through. }

-Blog- -New- Rogers, Shaw streaming service Shomi divides CBC readers   { “Rogers and Shaw [ Canadian Cable Providers ] announced the launch of a new video-on-demand streaming service called Shomi to rival Netflix, but many CBC readers wonder if it can compete.” }



-Analysis- Sex workers not invited to Peter MacKay’s justice roundtables   { The Supreme Court told the Parliament to write new laws governing prostitution. It is not illegal to be a ‘Sex worker’, but they’ve tried to make it illegal for anyone to employ the services of one. Peter MacKay has been criticized for the ‘sexist’ tone of his Mothers’ and Fathers’ Day messages to federal employees and also for his snarky remarks about an ex girlfriend. }

-New- 120 quakes rock Iceland’s rumbling volcano   { If I was there, I would take this a not at all subtle hint that it was time to ‘get out of Dodge’. }

Rebels enter key government-held Ukrainian town, mayor says   {  }

‘The worst thing we can do is stay idle’: Calls mount for missing women inquiry   { “Last night’s CBC Network News channel had two streaming crawl headlines: One was that the Premiers in Prince Edward Island for their conference were talking about this issue, ‘Missing and Murdered [especially First Nations’] Women] & the second crawl immediately following that first one was something to the effect that, ‘Police Chiefs reject Missing Women Inquiry as a Priority’-”  —Jim W— }

Tories tout ‘traditional family values’ in message to party members   { *Which brings me to the question, “How can you justify destroying those families’ quality of life through fracking, deforestation and the incredible freakin mess you’re making in the oil sands region as ‘sticking up for traditional family values’? <—-<< My Opinion  —djo— }

-Must Watch- Foam covers military base    { “Fire suppression foam covers Black Hawk helicopters after it was accidentally released during an alarm system test at an Army National Guard base in Oklahoma”  -they almost never include periods at the end of their sentences. }

-Must Watch- Super wooly sheep   { ‘A sheep in Australia named ‘Shaun’ is carrying an estimated 25 kg of wool’ -25 Kilograms is more than 55 pounds- }

How the Burger King deal could change Tim Hortons   { “The CEO of Tim Hortons believes this merger might help them ‘crack the U.S. Market and expand into the U.S.A.’ – On the CBC Network News last night the head of Tim Hortons said they would keep all their employees and not change their menu. A very nice woman who works at my nearest Tim Hortons is anxious about what may be coming anyway”  —Jim W—  }

Cameco issues lockout notices at 2 uranium facilities   { Labour-management negotiations are not going well, the Union gave a strike notice for Saturday night. So the company issued a lockout order for the same time, over ‘safety issues’ at a uranium mine and a mill, both in Saskatchewan.  }

Christine Lagarde, IMF chief, in French corruption probe   { Viva La France! }

National Bank profit up 10%   { National Bank is Canada’s 6th largest bank. *”Banking establishments are more dangerous than standing armies,” -Thomas Jefferson*. }

Stephen Harper raises spectre of Russian threat in Arctic speech to troops   { *& Loving parents everywhere should warn their children about creeps like Stephen Harper trying to tell them what to think and how to feel about anything during their lives.* —djo*** }

N.L. fossil shows earliest evidence ever of animals with muscles   {   }

Apple reportedly rolling out larger iPads amid sales slump   { Apple has been doing stuff like changing the adapter connections so old adapters don’t fit newer computers in order to boost their sales? I expected better from Apple. }

Neil Young files for divorce after 36 years of marriage  { *I feel sad for both Neil and his partner. 🙁  }

Miley Cyrus’s MTV VMA date wanted by police  { On one hand, I’m not surprised, on the other- it must be tough to be a ‘celebrity’ and never have any privacy at all. }

Nail polish that detects date rape drugs proves controversial   { A group of male undergraduate engineering students developed a nail polish that will change colours when it comes in contact with date rape drugs such as Rohypnol, Xanax and GHB. A woman can discretely stir a drink with her finger and if the nail polish changes colour, she can know better than to drink the stuff. Some anti rape activists think that this actually reinforces the date rape culture and other measures would be a better idea. They believe that the idea that it is okay to take advantage of somebody who is drunk needs to be removed from our cultures. Statistics say that 1 in 5 women going to University or College will be the victim of an attempted or completed sexual assault during her time there. 1 in 17 Canadian women will be attacked sexually at some time in their lives – & there’s a 70% chance the attacker will be someone the woman knows.- —In the 1970’s a study said that 4 out of 5 women in the U.S. Armed Forces were attacked sexually while there. The attitude back then was ‘If they don’t want it rough- why did they join?’ Let’s hope this gets a lot better. }


“Local” / “New Brunswick”

Brian Gallant defends stance on natural resource jobs   { Brian Gallant is the ‘leader’ of the Liberal Party on the provincial level in New Brunswick. The Liberals want a moratorium on shale gas development [*good*] but do support the Energy East Pipeline, a proposed conversion of the existing 3,000 kilometer natural gas pipeline and adding 1,400 more kilometres to the pipeline to carry crude oil from Alberta to Saint John, New Brunswick. Estimated cost would be $12-billion, and has not yet received regulatory approval. The sitting Premier, Progressive Conservative David Alward, has been mocking Brian Gallant’s stance on the pipeline, saying, “You can’t support the pipeline if you don’t support what’s in it.” *** Perspective: In his book ‘The Energy Non-Crisisby Lindsey Williams -the Baptist Missionary and ‘Honorary Officer’ of the Exxon Corporation reported that, in a speech in Alaska, a top Exxon official told all the corporate supervisors and managers, who were required to be at this top level meeting, and who made sure that  Pastor Williams came along to this meeting because they were told “All Supervisors and Managers must be there” -“There is no oil shortage, there never has been any oil shortage, and with what we know now, there never will be an oil shortage – We are pumping enough Natural gas back into the ground up here [in Alaska] to power the whole East Coast for Free for at least 3 years.” After Pastor Williams began telling people what he’d heard, upper management had the manager who made sure that Pastor Williams was at that speech fired – and he was so happy to be fired that he helped supply Pastor Williams with details for his book. -Read it!- And tell David [bleeping] Alward we don’t need his [bleeping] fracking! *** <—-<< That was my opinion. —djo— }

Dieppe family from Tunisia facing deportation   {  }

Role of hospitals must be reviewed, health expert says   {  }

Moncton family’s anti-PC flyers don’t break election rules   { There is a photo with this article on the page devoted to this article. The flyer shows three senior citizens and says “Vote NO to DAVID ALWARD’S Senior Care Policy” the flyer was distributed to 90,000 households last week. According to Elections New Brunswick, it did not violate any campaign finance rules. The photo is credited to “BeingBlocked.com”. }


{ 12:46 pm – First Typing Done – Ready to colorize and check for typos –     1:55 pm After a couple distractions, finally finished and ready to hit the “Publish” button.   ———djo——— }

Monday, 25 August, 2014 – Canadian News Headlines –

{ Copied and Pasted from “Radio Free Earth News”  —————jda }


Monday, 25 August, 2014  -( 77˚F / 25˚C with a couple  clouds in Ithaca @ 11:30 am ET )-

{ & 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——— }


Coffee, donuts, hamburgers and fries.

Tim Hortons and Burger King are talking about a merger.


-Live- Michael Brown funeral gets underway in St. Louis   { This is today’s lead story, but I didn’t want to post a big picture of someone who may have been murdered by police for being in the wrong place at the wrong time. The most damning – and unverified – tweet I saw on Michael Brown’s death was a comparison of the video from the convenience store compared with the photo of Michael Brown dead on the ground & the tweeter said something along these lines: – Okay, right, he changed his shoes and went from having his head shaved bald to sporting a full head of hair in two minutes – So of course he needed to be shot dead in the streets. }

Thousands attend funeral for Michael Brown in Missouri   {  }

Tim Horton, Burger King shares rise on merger talks   { The headquarters would be in Canada }

B.C. teachers resume picketing 1 week before Labour Day   {  }

Napa residents pick up pieces after California quake   {  }

U.S. strikes on Syrian ISIS targets need permission: Syria   {  }

French president dissolves government as cabinet feuds   {  }

-New- ‘I feel you all especially when I pray’: Read James Foley’s last letter to family   { Looks like the manipulators want to keep you in a high level of stress by repeating something from  these stories every day.  }



LobsterCam in Halifax is live once again   {  }

400 garden gnomes missing in Austria   { On one visit to the outskirts of Ottawa, a friend told me that kids had stolen hundreds of gnomes from people’s front yards in that suburban Ontario town, and had been caught. The police were keeping the gnomes under surveillance at police headquarters until they were claimed by people who owned them }

& Two repeat articles from the weekend


“Most Viewed”

Ronald Stan, Ontario man missing since 1977, found in U.S.   { He disappeared after a fire in 1977. He is now 69 years old and living under an assumed named in the states. }

Decker Glacier at Whistler a sign of melt to come   { Photos down a couple lines. }

Michael Lumahang called a hero after drowning trying to save boy   { The boy was in the Ottawa River }

Ebola outbreak: Why Liberia’s quarantine in West Point slum will fail   {  }

Tories keep 4 Challenger jets airborne due to VIP scheduling conflicts   { P.M. Harper had promised to decommission the jets, but it looks like he also promised rides to ‘important people’. }

Iceland volcano: Bardarbunga remains quiet   { Yesterday they reported an eruption beneath a glacier. Last night they reported 2 more quakes around the volcano. }



‘He needs me to fight for him’: Woman stabbed by son says legal system [is] failing him  { Alberta: The mother of a man with a psychotic illness is frustrated [because] her son, who has been charged with attempted murder after she was stabbed more than a year ago, is in jail with dangerous criminals instead of receiving treatment at an Alberta hospital. }

2 photos. 2006 on left 2014 on right.

“Before & After”

‘Quite scary’ before and after melt of Whistler, B.C.’s Decker Glacier   { “What was cold white in 2006 is now a stunning blue.” }

Mexican woman in Montreal may be deported without her 2 children   {  }

Why it’s hard to stop a peeping drone   {  }

Comedy is the new drama: Orange is the New Black takes on Modern Family at the Emmys   {  }

-Photos- Beyonce owns the MTV Video Music Awards, Miley Cyrus wins Video of the year   {  }

-Must Watch- Hotel’s colourful implosion    { “A demolition company in New York sets off fireworks and colourful smoke to signal hotel’s demise in Albany.” }

-Must Watch- SUV runs over boy in China   { The 6-year-old survived. }

Gaza airstrikes resume with no end in sight   {  }

Harassment, bullying continues in national police force: Liberal MP   {  }

Sony PlayStation Network back online after weekend cyberattack   {  }

Ancient Mayan cities uncovered in Mexican jungle   {  }

Mayan ruins in Mexican Jungle

Mayan ruins that were found and lost have been found again.

Richard Attenborough dead at 90   {  }

Germany outlasts Nigeria to win U-20 Women’s World Cup   { “U-20” = ‘under-20-years-old’ }


“Local” / “New Brunswick”

Brian Gallant’s abortion stance offers opportunity and risk   { Abortion-rights activists say the Liberal provincial leader hasn’t gone far enough to win their support, Unlike Justin Trudeau, Brian Gallant has not said that pro-abortion candidates cannot run for office under the Liberal Party of New Brunswick banner. }

Swarm of bees from Moncton hotel rooftop create a buzz   {  }

Decision on Moncton’s surplus military homes delayed   {  }

Politicians challenged for straight answers on finances   { They should be challenged for straight answers on anything. }

“New Brunswick Votes 2014”

Campaign slogans hinder real debate about fiscal crisis   {  }

+ Plus 2 repeat articles from above +


& “What’s Not Here”   { I heard there was a 7.0 earthquake in South America last night }


{ 12:50 pm : Beginning colorization and typo search. 1:30 ready to rock and roll.  ———djo——— }