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 )-

Busy Day and Evening in the “Tweet-Us-Sphere” –

Tuesday Evening, 23 September, 2014.  Bruce Springsteen turned 65-years-old today [ insert shocked smiley face here? ]

I became very disctracted checking up on Twitter for New Brunswick election results: Sit back, this may take a while:

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Person In A Polar Bear Costume Sitting on the ground with Protesters on Wall Street.

“Polar Bear Protester gets busted at Wall Street Demonstration”

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Obamam Face And Quote.

“Obama speech on Open Internet circa 2007?”

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"Flying Raccoon" caught by Police Person with a long pole.

“Solidarity with Flying Racoons?” & I Remember somebody telling me he thought that “Celibate You!” might be a more effective curse word than over use of the eff word- it’s worth considering.

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Cartoon Of A Man Chained To A TeeVee Set.

“Voluntary Slavery-“

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Cartoon Calling Stephen Harper A Hypocrit.

“We must denounce heads of state like Bachar Al-Assad who poison their citizens with toxic gasses,” Sez Stephen Harper with toxic smoke rising from the oil sands behind him.

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G7 Speech Vs Truth.

“Facts in red, speech in white” G7 speech vs Truth?

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Elizabeth May & Others Tweet.

Elizabeth May and others tweeting comments on September 23rd, 2014. This may be hard to read, but you might be able to copy and paste a couple links from this.

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2 Tweets About Mother Frackers.

“Premier David Alward resigns as head of N.B. PC party and Fracking goes on hold, for now?”

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& I do believe you can click on the social media icons at the top of this page and get to my twitter stuff, facebook schnarr and stuff like that there-

————— H.J. d’Aerendel

Interesting Clouds & Stuff –

Saturday, September 6th, 2014 –

Dark Clouds Over a City.

Dark Clouds Over Fredericton.

We had some spectacular clouds as we were bopping around, trying to get a few things before a big storm hit.

Blue sky showing through as clouds run away.

But we did have our share of beautiful clouds, and interesting cracks in clouds…

The storm never quite clobbered us the way it had clobbered Toronto on Friday.

Birds Caught in flight as they prepare to land.

Bird Landing- Fredericton from North side Looking South toward Fredericton South – on the other side of the St John River, the bird looks almost hyper-realistic to me.

And we got to see some bird acrobatics.

———jda———

Wednesday, 27 August, 2014 – Canadian News Headlines –

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

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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——— }

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{ 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. }

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Photo of 'donut holes' in a hamburger bun

Chocolate glazed Tim Bits in a hamburger bun?

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“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.” }

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“Offbeat”

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   {  }

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“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.” }

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“Other”

-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. }

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“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”. }

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{ 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 }

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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——— }

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Coffee, donuts, hamburgers and fries.

Tim Hortons and Burger King are talking about a merger.

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-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.  }

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“Offbeat”

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

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“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. }

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“Other”

‘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’ }

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“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 +

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

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

Saturday, 23 August, 2014 – Canadian News Headlines –

{{{ Copied and pasted from “Radio Free Earth News” posted earlier by -djo-  -thank you,  —————jda – }}}

{{{{{ & With a little less than 4 hours to go, I think we made it through this August 23rd without seeing any new mega-Sept-11 type- much more sophisticated: Beer-Hall-Putsch type False Flag attacks on major cities in the ‘Free World’. Either our prayers worked or our favourite psychic got her dates wrong. Can I breath easier now? -There is still something ominous in the air. The Evil-Manipulating-Wanna-Be Elites are still plotting to take apart the U.S. economy this autumn. We could use a lot of Arch-Angelic Help- -ya think? We could use it anyway, end of the world as we know it or not. Excuse my polluting Doug’s fine work with my silly banter…. ———jda—— }}}}}

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Saturday, 23 August, 2014  -( 67˚F / 19˚C & hazy/overcast in Ithaca @ 12:00 pm 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——— }

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Icelandic volcano photo

Iceland raised its aviation alert to the highest level today believing the Bardabunga volcano is about to blow.

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“Lead Stories”

Iceland issues volcano red alert, eruption imminent   { Iceland raised its aviation alert for the volcano to the highest level of red on Saturday, indicating an eruption that could cause “significant emission of ash into the atmosphere.” Red is the highest alert warning on a five-point scale. 11:08 AM ET }

Russian aid trucks begin to leave Ukraine   {  }

Boat with 200 migrants sinks off  coast of Libya: official  {  }

Suicide attacks on Iraqi gov’t buildings leave 17 dead   {  }

Family prepares for slain Manitoba teen’s funeral on Saturday   {  }

Beyond condemnation: How has Canada joined the fight in Iraq?   { There’s a photo of P.M. Harper pointing his finger.  [ caption:  >>—-> “Prime Minister Stephen Harper’s government has used strong words to condemn ISIS atrocities in Iraq. But the actions to date have been limited. (Adrian Wyld/Canadian Press)”  ] Followed by the next quote:  >>—-> “What I think Canada needs to do, most important in terms of changing the dynamics, is to provide humanitarian aid now, because it’s needed now — not weeks from now or months from now — it’s needed right now for people who are suffering and have been the victims of barbaric acts,” New Democrat Peter Julian said Thursday on CBC News Network’s Power and Politics. “I think Canada could do much more,” he said. }

Ivory Coast closes western borders over Ebola threat   { *Holy Cow! I think we went all of yesterday without a single new headline featuring the word ‘Ebola’- Looks like that couldn’t last – }

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“Offbeat”

'Certain U.S. states call them 'juneberries' Canucks call them 'Saskatoon berries'.

‘Certain U.S. states call them ‘juneberries’ Canucks call them ‘Saskatoon berries’.

Saskatoon berry gets name change in U.S.   { “In Michigan and Minnesota, the delicious berry is known as the juneberry, which is what the variety found in the northeast U.S. is called. – Researchers at Cornell University found that Americans loved the taste of Saskatoon berries, but the name didn’t resonate as well as juneberry. To capitalize on their thirst for the small purple berries, some U.S. marketers are asking Canadian growers to change their labelling.” – * Now, personally, there are a couple of us who would like citizens of the U.S.of A. to stop calling themselves ‘Americans’, as if they were the only ones on both continents that mattered, and maybe opt for something like ‘USAtians’ *But of course, that’s off topic. 😉 }

Watermelon warriors vs ‘tame and childish’, designer pans CFL jerseys   { ‘CFL’= Canadian Football League. Besides a poll on what you might think of the Blue Bomber’s new uniforms, there’s a ‘click-to-change-photo slide show. The Winnipeg Blue Bombers are criticized for having wimpy looking uniforms. While the Saskatchewan Rough Riders’ ‘Watermelon Warrior’ Jerseys win approval – If you’re really interested, the slide show on their page might just be worth looking at. }

Smart grizzly bears can use tools to solve problems   { Yes, but why don’t more ‘smart’ humans learn to remain cool and use their higher minds to solve their problems? }

Rendering of a football uniform

“Rough Riders’ Watermelon Warrior” uniform design.

Saskatoon girls go to school of rock   { “Some new Joan Jetts and Lady Gagas could be in the making.”& “During the week-long summer program girls age 7 to 13 learn to play an instrument, form a band and write a song to be showcased at the end of the week.”  }

7-13 year-old girls leanring to play like rock stars.

Summer School for future rock stars?

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“Most Viewed”

ISIS atrocities in Iraq: What’s Canada’s next move?   {  }

Wynne slams Harper over missing, murdered aboriginal women comments   { P.M. Harper said, ‘We should not view this as sociological phenomenon.’  – Ontario Premier Kathleen Wynne says ‘it’s outrageous’ for Prime Minister Stephen Harper to say there’s not a systemic aspect to crimes involving missing and murdered aboriginal women. }

Man dead after Elgin street stabbing outside bars   {  }

Alberta’s cloud-seeding pilots see 2nd busiest year in 20 years    { Another wording of this was ‘Hail-busting pilots in Alberta see 2nd busiest season in 20 years‘ }

Adrienne Sweat angry after autistic son’s head caught in bus   { *I’m not sure why they named her, but: ‘Adrienne Sweat and her five-year-old son Liam live near Grandview Park on Commercial Drive. The two were headed home yesterday when they decided to take a bus instead of walking 12 blocks.’ – The Vancouver mother is angry and frustrated with Translink after she says her autistic son’s head was caught in the door of a bus. She says the bus driver’s actions should be investigated because it’s important drivers are “watching out” and “paying attention.” }

-blog- Clothing line for people with Down Syndrome finds success on Kickstarter   { For those who never heard of Kickstarter, it’s a on-line service where people who believe they have a marketable idea can go and see if they can interest investors in supporting the development of those products or projects. }

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“Other”

-Photos- The week in pictures, Aug. 16-23   {  }

Egypt calls for open-ended ceasefire to stop Gaza violence   {  }

James Moore ‘impatient’ with provincial trade barriers   { “Industry Minister James Moore says the provinces haven’t done enough to remove barriers blocking inter-Canadian trade.” / Jim W’s comment: >>—> ‘A televised report a couple days ago said it’s easier for people from some provinces to get their products exported to other countries than to have those same products shipped to some other provinces within Canada.’ }

Andrew Wiggins trade nearly official, Canadian will be rare top pick traded   { -Basketball?- Canadian Andrew Wiggins, reportedly has been traded from the Cleveland Cavaliers to Minnesota. ‘He would become just the second No. 1 overall draft pick to be traded without playing a game for the team that drafted him since the ABA, NBA merged in 1976.’ }

‘My big Jewish nose’ essay by Calgary woman sparks controversy   {  }

Saskatchewan might have followed Quebec sovereignty’s lead   { – If Quebec went independent from Canada Sakatchewan might have followed.- }

Elevated selenium levels found in fish near Mount Polley mine spill   { And the New Brunswick government wants New Brunswickers to believe something like that can’t happen in New Brunswick? }

Monarch butterfly population set to rise this year    {  }

Possible Ebola patient quarantined at Montreal hospital   {  }

New PTSD diagnosis could tax resources, CF member says   { “CF” = Canadian Forces, the Canadian Military. Several recent suicides and the news that Canadian Veterans face a six month wait to get any help when diagnosed with Post Traumatic Stress Disorder have a lot of people demanding better care for Veterans who put their lives on the line for Canada and the world. Sounds like the government doesn’t want to spend enough money to make sure their vets get the care they need. }

Roaming rates, liveable Canadian cities & tattoo regrets: BUSINESS WEEK WRAP   {  }

Retailers beware: Homeland security says cash registers susceptible to data theft   {  }

Janet Yellen tells Jackson Hole job numbers are harder to decipher   {  }

Luka Magnotta film pulled from Montreal film festival   { Luka Magnotta is accused of killing and dismembering Jun Lin, a Chinese student living in Montreal, in 2012. – The film, Sex, Fame and Murder: The Luka Magnotta Story, was created by Canal D Investigation and, according to a Marble Media press release, promised to take an ‘up close and personal look into the life of this fame-hungry individual.” – According to film distribution company Marble Media, the documentary features analysis from journalists, attorneys, police and an FBI criminal profiler. The company also said it would focus on Magnotta’s past as an adult film entertainer and his online presence. – The film has been pulled from Montreal’s World Film Festival just weeks before his murder trial is set to begin. }

Burning Man Festival suffers ‘capitalist creep’: Day 6   { *I copied and pasted the following, their links are still there: >>—-> —If your perception of the Burning Man Festival is hippies doing drugs, making art, and dancing barefoot in the sand, you’re not totally wrong. Traditionally, Burners live in tents and come to Black Rock City, Nevada, with their own food and water. They participate in a “gifting economy” and money is not allowed. But sold-out tickets over the past couple of years has led to higher prices and given birth to new participants with more money to spend and a different idea of what it means to be a Burner. Day 6 looked into Burning Man’s “Capitalist Creep.”— }

Leonardo DiCaprio visits Alberta’s oilsands   { Should we go there and take pictures and see if we make the news? }

Jann Arden admits to ‘low shots’ in fight with radio station   { A Calgary, Alberta, radio station truncated -shortened-many ‘pop’ songs to give their listeners ‘Twice the music’. Calgarian singer-songwriter/personality, Jann Arden -who is a much bigger star in Canada than she is in the states- Was not impressed. She launched a ‘days-long and profane’ twitter campaign’ against the idea. She’s not the only person, Artist or Listener- who didn’t like the idea. *I mean, think of it- which part of ‘Stairway to Heaven’ would you chop off to improve your ‘bottom line’? I’d never listen to a station that had a policy of doing that. But I guess they wouldn’t focus their money making campaigns on people like me. }

Daniel Radcliffe on fixing The F Word for Americans   {  }

Ottawa food bank’s no junk food stance receives cheers and jeers online   {  }

Scottish independence debate heats up on social media ahead of vote   {  }

The internet wants a Canadian flag emoji   { Many people want a Canadian Flag symbol they can include in text messages on smart phones. Currently, the Unicode Standard includes national flag emojis for 10 countries: China, Germany, Spain, France, U.K., Italy, Japan, South Korea, Russia, and the U.S. – But not Canada? “Vhat about us Lower Slobovians?” Boris Badenov and Natasha ‘Vant to Know!’   }

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“Local” / “New Brunswick”

Funeral today for pilot Klaus Sonnenberg in N.B.   {  }

Hartland tenants face another week with power   {  }

N.B. should adopt Maine’s water protection program, says scientist   { ” A scientist who helped develop Maine’s water protection program says New Brunswick should adopt a similar program. On Friday, and for the first time, New Brunswick’s environment minister gave an explanation as to why, he says, implementation of the 2002 Water Classification Regulation is being held up. His explanation comes just days after New Brunswick’s Ombudsman Charles Murray slammed the government for failing to adopt the 12-year-old regulation.” }

Liberals pledge a family doctor for every New Brunswicker   { The campaigns for September 22nd’s Provincial elections are underway. }

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{ 1:04 pm : Headlines colorized, fleshing out comments & checking for typos- 2:30 pm, almost ready to click “Publish”   ———djo——— }

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——— }

Tuesday, 19 August, 2014 – Canadian News Headlines –

 Tuesday, 19 August, 2014  -(49˚F / 9˚C & clear in Ithaca @ 6:30 am ET )- -( Happy Birthday Bill Clinton (?) )-

{ & 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 is a “Psychic Warning” — My friend’s wife had a vision that something evil will happen on August 23rd. She saw news reports that New York- Washington- London, England -Ottawa, Ontario, Canada – and possibly other places had been ‘hit’ by some disaster, either ‘Natural’ or man made- & that communication could not come out of those areas. She says it is possible that this could be pure imagination / could be happening in a parallel world / could be something we can pray and meditate to avoid / could be something happening next year or the year after on August 23rd / or could be something that is so karmic we can’t avoid it — I’m going the ‘Let’s pray it doesn’t happen” route. }

Police in riot gear in Ferguson, MO

The National Guard arrived in Ferguson but kept its distance from the streets where police clashed again protesters, as clouds of tear gas and smoke hung over the St. Louis suburb where an 18-year-old was fatally shot by a police officer. 5:55 AM ET

-New- 2 shot, 31 arrested in Ferguson during clashes with police   { Last night I watched television interviews with interested parties on both sides of this issue. African Americans don’t trust the police, and believe the police will kill them without reason and get their friends to back up their ‘self-defense’ stories. The police are afraid for their lives, those police officers who were brought up bigoted believe they are trying to protect themselves from a drug crazed mob of sub human animals who might have been stirred up by enemies of the state. Not a nice friendly way to spend a Monday night in Middle America. The question to ask is: “Who benefits from a situation like this?” And if everybody suddenly realized that their strings were being pulled, that their buttons were being pushed- by evil men with an agenda hiding behind a curtain somewhere, could both sides wake up and give each other bear hugs and turn around, hunt down and eliminated the ice-holes who get their jollies by planning this divide-and-conquer b.s.? And, if there are no evil manipulating enemies of freedom and all things wonderful in the U.S.A.- Is it something in the food we’ve been fed since Monsanto began to poison us that is putting us into a constant state of fear? Werner Von Braun warned his friends that things like this can happen. Anti-Social control freaks will plot and plan to keep everybody in a state of fear because people in that state of fear will surrender their hard won rights and freedoms for the promise of safety and security. Only the ice-holes who want total control will never give anybody any safety of security. The founding fathers of the U.S. of A. warned us with advice to the effect that “Freedom has to be earned in every generation.” Reaching for the nearest weapon and going on a rampage probably isn’t going to bring that freedom, or equality- ya think? Maybe the hardest way to fight for Freedom, Peace of Mind, Equality, and all those things we really want and need, is to know when to step back, take a breath and say- “What the bleep is going on here, and how can we fix this?” }

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“Lead Stories”

Body of 15-year-old girl found in bag in Red River   {  }

Obama urges Ferguson, Mo., protesters to remain peaceful   {  }

Winnipeg’s ‘homeless hero’ found dead in river   { This time I’m giving you a link: >>—->  Homeless Hero found dead in Red River in Winnipeg. This guy was given an award for saving a teen-ager from drowning in 2011 and later beaten up by people who recognized him from the media attention he got. There must have been a monetary award with the ‘Mayor’s Medal of Valor’ because he donated $1,000.00 to a Winnipeg homeless shelter. }

Health minister says anti-drug campaign is not political   { Sunday’s headline was, ‘Canada’s doctors refuse to join anti-marijuana campaign’. *Let me blow your mind with this one: I don’t like marijuana. When I grew up it was impossible not to be exposed to it and I don’t know anybody who didn’t try it at least once. Some people should never go near the stuff. Not because they will instantly become homicidal maniacs or loose all touch with the consensus reality and run around indiscriminately raping underage boys and girls anywhere he or she sees one, but because they may become dependent on the stuff too easily and spend all their time and effort getting ‘high’- to the point where they may resort to stealing and other unethical and dangerous practices in order to get the stuff. Unscrupulous people will recruit vulnerable people who believe they need marijuana and get them to sell it for them and then force them to sell and use much more dangerous chemicals, we know that. Let me quote a friend from high school,”Every single alcoholic I know started out on milk. You don’t see anybody trying to make milk illegal do you?”  & One of my favourite people on this planet tells me she could not have survived her dysfunctional/abused childhood without it (and she doesn’t smoke any now) There is medical evidence that the stuff helps many people. Autism Spectrum Disorder people can often find relaxation and relief they can’t get through normal channels by ‘toking up’ now and then. There are more serious medical conditions that have been treated with marijuana with remarkably good results.  I’m just not one of those people who needs it. With the epidemic of physical, emotional, spiritual and intellectual conditions that are prevalent these days, I see marijuana as the least of way too many evils. Genetically Modified Organisms in your food cause a whole lot more problems than marijuana does. The drugs that medical doctors have been conned into believing are needed for quite a few conditions and ailments do much more harm that the weed does. Go check out >>>—-> Dr Peter Breggin’s web site if you don’t want to take my word for any of this. Seeing medical professionals argue like this – one group says they will not be suckered into taking sides against something that has not been thoroughly and properly researched and the other side stamping their feet and turning red in the face and calling people names- in public- makes me feel like I fell through a black hole and woke up in a cosmic luney bin -where the keepers might be crazier than their patients. 😉 }

Taking dam from from ISIS a ‘major step forward’, says Obama   {  }

Tattoo removal business booming a inked teens grow up   {  }

-New- ‘Who is going to pay for it?’ Federal party leaders and security   { After somebody broke into the home of Justin Trudeau, the head of the Liberal Party of Canada- The dialog was opened, “Should public officials have more security?” Some voices were heard to say, “We like not being a police state where cops in kevlar are not standing around on every street corner with the latest high tech machine guns at the ready.” One head of security said, -when he took that head of security for Parliament position, he looked at the lawn in front of the Parliament Building and saw peaceful people tossing a frisbee around. He wanted to continue seeing that sort of thing as long as he was in that office.- A loaded line like “Who is going to pay for it?” is a trademark of corrupt politicians who do not need tax money, but ant it all for themselves anyway. Governments could stop collecting taxes right now this minute and see to it that the citizens of Canada and the U.S.A. and every other ‘free’ country on this planet got more and better services than they do now. Everybody! Wake up and take back your governments. They are not serving you. Do you feel like the people you elect to office are there to make your life more comfortable? Or do you feel like those ‘elected officials’ believe that you are here to serve them? }

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Hitch-hiking robot.

HitchBot. Looks like this might be the most positive story line I’ve seen lately.

{ I found a full photograph of HitchBot on the Coast to Coast am web site and snitched it from there, no, I didn’t say that- I mean- an image of the HitchBot got a ride to this web site. Jee – He just showed up, hmmm- How cool is that? }

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“Offbeat”

Alabama hunters haul in 459-kilogram alligator   { 459 kg = 1,011 pounds }

Miss Texas new contender for worst opening pitch   { At a baseball game, I bet- }

repeat- Rolf Buchholz, German man with horn implants and 400 piercings, denied entry to Dubai   { I might think twice about letting that guy into my house if his car broke down within sight, I might let him use a cell phone- }

Montreal resident a magnet for Russian mail   { Along with a postcard addressed to the Montreal resident, Canada Post delivered a whole bundle of mail -maybe with a rubber band around it? Mail in that bundle was addressed to other destinations all across Canada. }

-Blog- Mom’s ‘ignore no more’ app forces kids to call back.  { I think somebody has created an app that removes  the ‘ignore’ button from cell phones- or disables it. }

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“Most Viewed”

Justin Trudeau’s home break-in: Do party leaders need more security?   { In my tirade, above, I neglected to mention that Justin Trudeau was away on party business and his wife and children were in the home at the time of the break-in. Nobody claiming to be a plumber in a ‘Land-Shark’ suit knocked on the door first. }

Ice Bucket Challenge: Charlie Sheen dumps cold, hard cash -instead of ice water-   { Ya know? That’s the nicest thing I’ve heard him say or do in a while. }

Pope Francis urges peace in South Korea trip   { This one is slide show with 8 photos, you can either see of hide the captions. I think I like this Pope. -and isn’t that the height of egotism? }

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“Other”

Mars 2020 rover’s RIMFAX radar will ‘see’ deep underground   {  }

Analysis- Why London Mayor Boris Johnson could be on way to No. 10   { London, England. London’s  mayor -who may be nicknamed ‘BoJo’- is apparently quite a character, with quite a sense of humour, I bet Toronto would swap for this guy in a second, but I doubt that the British Londoners would accept that- }

New- Ebola outbreak: Africans understandably wary about promised cures  { Hey- Since we’ve learned that a well respected doctor in U.S. America’s southwest held a press conference to show how safe polio vaccine was by injecting his grandchildren in public –  and within 48 hours one child was dead and the other had full blown polio- Do you blame them? ‘Big Pharma’ puts profit ahead of people, puts profit ahead of health, puts profit ahead of everything. -Charging thousands of dollars for pills that cost them less than a penny apiece to produce- squashing therapies that work against some cancers because their poisonous chemicals bring them such nice big bucks, for a much longer time than an easy cure would? When these Big Pharma crooks are brought to justice, what punishment do you believe would fit their crimes? }

Israel-Gaza conflict: Talks resume on Gaza deal   { The last I heard on this the ceasefire had been extended. }

NEW- Lac-Mégantic derailment investigation findings released today {  }

Khurram Sher terror trial verdict expected today   { “Khurram Sher should find out in an Ottawa courtroom today whether he has been found guilty of planning al-Qaeda-inspired terrorist activities. -The former London, Ont., pathologist was arrested Aug. 6, 2010 and charged with conspiring to knowingly facilitate a terrorist activity. He was charged about two weeks after a wiretapped meeting at the centre of the trial. }

How the defensive shift and big data are changing baseball   {  }

PC leadership candidates face off over free memberships   { ‘PC’ = ‘Progressive Conservatives’ -sound like an oxymoron to you?- I have long believed that if a politician opens his or her mouth and the word ‘leadership’ dribbles out, they are robotically repeating some b.s. line they’ve been taught to recite and it would be a total waste of your time to listen any further. }

Ukraine crisis: 15 bodies recovered from refugee convoy attack   {  }

Intruding 10-foot snake tries to hide under a couch   { It took two big guys from ‘Animal Control’ and a camera crew to capture the Burmese Python and get it into a crate that looked like an oversized cat taxi. A boy in his teens discovered the snake when he came home and thought he saw or heard something behind the couch. }

Solar plant sets birds on fire as they fly overhead   { The people who run that plant will have to reincarnate as birds and incinerated themselves a whole lot of times to make up for this. }

Facebook’s new ‘satire’ tag identifies fake news articles   { If they come up with a ‘stupid’ or ‘why bother?’ tag they would be in danger of discovering what people think of their ‘social media’ site. effbook is one ‘Stupid’ waste of time and energy! }

Alberta dinosaur egg excavation could yield rare fossilized babies   { 🙁 }

Calgary family celebrates after starring in Emmy-winning Apple ad  { Now, if only Apple lived up to its earlier reputation and dropped the planned obsolescence and the ‘change everything you can as often as you can so they have to buy new adapters etc all the time” b.s.- I might think about liking them again. }

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“Local” / “New Brunswick”

Provincial ombudsman calls piece of waterway legislation useless   { Conservationists and First Nations groups have voiced concerns about such things as mines’ toxic wastes and fracking’s disastrous consequences possibly ruining drinking water, as well as water used for recreation and by wildlife. The Provincial Ombudsman says the current regulations protecting New Brunswick’s waterways are worse than useless. He compared that legislation as requiring smoke detectors in every house without batteries. Political appointees can ignore the regulations any time they feel like it. }

Judge reserves decision on forestry plan challenge by First Nations chiefs   { The deepest issue here may be that First Nations legally own the land, with all resource and mineral -and other- rights that federal, provincial, and local politicians believe they can sell off the rights to, or just plain sell off. }

Grand Manan air ambulance service restored after fatal crash   {  }

UNB professors upset by president’s contract   {  }

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{ 9:40 am –  I usually type and edit this in “Radio Free Earth News” first and then copy and paste to a couple other blogs. But today, I posted it at ‘Independent Canadian News‘ first and copied and pasted it here.  ———djo———  }

The Welcoming Committee

Wednesday morning, May 14, 2014. Welcome to planet Earth in turmoil? Join the family of concerned earthlings?

A Family Of Deer.

“The Committee”

Cathi (mon amour fou, the very creative ((and lovely)) love of my life) gave these guys their nickname. (They are often around when she gets home from work. They really appreciate oats and occasional bread slices. It’s been a tough winter.)

This should probably be the top post on my ‘sticky’ list for quite a while.

~~~~~Jim Wellington

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Lost some photos yesterday

Sunday, May 18, 2014.  -( 13˚C / 55˚F @6:27 pm )-

plastic covered minigreenhouse on a wet day

Cathi’s Greenhouse- We put it together yesterday and two or three photos I took disappeared into a black hole or schnarr…

I think we had a quick little electrical glitch yesterday. While I was trying to download photos from my SD card. quite a few photos became really messed up and ‘unreadable’. And I got the error message that I had removed a USB device improperly and might have issues with scrambled memory or something like that.

Orange cat glaring at camera

Moe, a couple photos of this guy were lost, but had already been saved in several places. Here he is staring golden triangles into the camera (Hint, the ‘apex’ of those triangles is pointed straight down)

So I spent several hours last night backing up what was left on the SD card onto several computers and several Hard drives connected to those computers.

White Birch, Evergreens, stone retaining wall grey day.

Trees on the hill (without deer this time) in the rain.. buds of leaves hinting at their existence…

I had to restart a couple of those computers a couple times because internal or external hard drives had vanished (and/or the firewire chain had fatal problems).

White Plastic Garden cart with wheels on a wet porch.

Garden Cart I picked up at the Habitat For Humanity “ReStore” that our GPS tried to say was at an address that couldn’t possibly exist.

Today, we managed to pry ourselves out of bed and zoomed off to the Kent hardware & lumber store to pick up a few things including seeds for Cathi’s Garden, bits of lumber to fashion a more functional place to stash firewood for next winter. & Yummy pie at Frank’s Fifties Style Diner.

Inside corner of a porch with pants, suncatchers and odds and ends.

Cathi’s ‘Zen Corner’ (just the interior, not the view) on the porch which she believes is just perfect for sitting and enjoying four legged and winged friends while playing her guitar and drinking in the beauty around us.

And finally, we’re back home dealing with wild and crazy (but always interesting) pets, waiting for the next episode of Game of Thrones… Thinking about a run to Tim Hortons in a couple minutes…

~~~~~jdaerendel