Radio Free Earth News – September, 2014 –

Tuesday, 30 September, 2014 – CBC News Headlines:

Tuesday, 30 September, 2014  -( 70˚F / 21˚C – & Clear right now  @ 9:30 am in Ithaca )- { Headlines compiled by douglas j otterson }

Mother and child Gorillas.
“WWF report: Global wildlife populations down by half since 1970.”
{ We’ve been doing this because we believe the CBC may be more honest and more respectable than Media in the U.S.A., & not a lot of people in the U.S. may know that or have access to anyone who might point them toward the CBC & their web site. }
{ & again, these are not links. If you want to read these stories, listen to sound clips, or see any video -if there is any video- go to CBC dot CA/news.— & You can also find a link to the web cast of the most recent broadcast of “The National” the CBC’s ‘flagship nightly newscast’ under the “Must Watch” heading on their main page. — Thanks. — & Jim W convinced me to take credit for this, above.  ———djo——— }

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Wind generator windmills in the water.
European Offshore Wind Power.

{ Is today international anything day? —> Doug, who appreciated yesterday as international coffee day . }

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Lead Articles:

-New- Ebola outbreak in Liberia brings perils for body recovery teams   { & The bad guys keep scaring you off-center with frightening news in order to control you. Find peace within.  —djo— }

Japan volcano rumbles,  recovery of victims suspended   {  }

Afghans sign deal with U.S. allowing troops to stay   {  }

Forensic technician to testify at Luka Magnotta trial   {  }

Hong Kong protesters set Wednesday deadline for gov’t response   {  }

Vital supplies dwindle as Ebola cases rise in Liberia   {  }

-Analysis-ISIS may not even be the worst beheaders: Neil Macdonald   {  }

-Updated- Checked-bag fees may heighten carry-on chaos   {  }

Hong Kong’s ‘umbrella revolution’: What you need to know   {  }

 

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“Offbeat”

The quotable George Clooney   {  }

Scratch-and-sniff cards help N. Ireland police nose in on grow-ops   {  }

-Repeat- Free house up for grabs in Ottawa’s Manor Park — but there’s a catch   { * You’d have to move to house and that would cost ‘tens of thousands of dollars’.  If nobody takes it- the owners will bulldoze it down and cart it away to landfills & build themselves a new house on sight. They think it’s cheaper to get rid of this house and build a new one in its place than pay for the upgrades they want for their house as it is.   —djo— }

-Repeat- Man who raised $55K for potato salad throws party   { * As a joke, an Ohio, USA, man went to “Quick-start” to raise $10.00 to buy ingredients for potato salad. He raised $55,000 and threw a party for charity with loads of potato salad on the menu. —djo— }

 

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“Most Viewed”

CRTC to Netflix: Since you won’t co-operate, we’ll ignore you   {  }

Look around, ISIS’s acolytes are just apprentices at atrocity   {  }

Michael Wekerle’s Porsche 918 Spyder burns at caledon gas station   { Elsewhere: “Dragon Den judge’s Porsche goes up in flames.”  —djo—  }

Justin Trudeau gets apology from Sun Media   { Elsewhere it says “Sun Media apologizes for Ezra Levant’s on-air rant”. & Last week we noted that 3 top staffers at Sun Media’s new or proposed news channel get their orders directly from the current Prime Minister’s Office.  —djo— }

6-year-old left in car with rifle, shoots through door   { 3 children left in a car while parents went into a house. The 6-year-old was the oldest, fired the rifle that shot through the driver’s side door. Nobody got hurt. The father was slapped with a slew of charges.  —djo—  }

Apartment hunters targeted by Gander rental scam   { A central Newfoundland couple are being accused of pocketing money, renting space they don’t own and was already occupied.  —djo— }

Luka Magnotta case: The challenges of a ‘not criminally responsible’ defence   {  }

Tracy Morgan partly to blame for crash injuries: Walmart court filing   { Actor Tracy Morgan and other people riding in a limosine that was struck from behind in New Jersey by a Walmart comany vehicle weren’t all wearing seatbelts, so Walmart thinks they’re to blame for their own injuries?  Corporations = Not Good. Walmart = Not Good. Here in the States, it is very hard to defend against an accident being the fault of anyone hit from behind. At least it was. If Walmart gets away with this we may need to re-write a law or two, and if that doesn’t work, we may need a little bit of Heavenly Help here, in real earth time? Okay Guys? -Amen  —djo— }

-22 photo slide show- Hong Kong police, protesters clash in historic standoff   {  }

 

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Other:

Hong Kong leader says Beijing won’t back down in face of protests   { Well, then Beijing will lose face. Question: will that bother Beijing? —djo— }

-Analysis- 3 ways to help Speaker crack the whip in question period   { Question: Is Speaker cracking whip a good thing? Are there checks and balances in place to keep things fair and honorable?  —djo— }

Universities under pressure to combat sexual misconduct on campus   { There should be obvious deterrents everybody can use. Why is nobody seeing that?   —djo— }

Men’s rugby club suspended at Dalhousie after hazing complaint   { We’re supposedly moving into a better space in the galaxy, a better atmosphere all around for all humanity. Let’s hope the hazing and misconduct rising to our consciousness is symptomatic of the bad old ways coming into the light and being banished from what everybody sees as ‘boys being boys’ and moved into the “Absolutely Unacceptable Behaviour” column.  —djo— }

Visa issues for Russians, Chinese hamper major space conference in Toronto   { * Okay, what we need is a completely neutral venue. A huge, safe, conference center on a floating platform at sea, beyond all national borders, where everybody has a stake in maintaining peace and prosperity and nobody wants to blow everybody else up over any stupid issue that nobody can remember from thousands or millions of years ago. I can dream, can’t I?  —djo— }

Are smartphones ruining wedding ceremonies?   { * Why not? They’re ruining your health, spying on you, sending information to unethical people about everywhere you go and everything you do and everyone you meet. Too many people can’t leave their jobs and go home at the end of their shifts without needing to be ready to answer job related b.s. on their phones all evening and night. Can we do anything to make smartphones our friend? Or should we just smash them all under steamrollers somwhere?  —djo— }

‘Great end to what could have been a tragic story’ 7 saved after fishing boat flips   {  }

-Updated- ‘Something we didn’t see coming’, police say of officer’s suicide   {  }

-Must Watch- Monrovia, 1st city to cope with Ebola  { “City’s cramped taxis mean Ebola gets driven all over town. Liberia’s famous greeting hugs are gone, you get an elbow tap now.”  —djo— }

-Must Watch- Fox on loose in building   { “A cunning fox gives Chilean firefighters the slip in Valparaiso, Chile, outrunning and outsmarting pursuers before escaping by jumping off a balcony.”  —djo— }

-Editor’s Pick- Ebola outbreak: Tough choices   { Health workers choose between helping others and staying safe.  —djo— }

-Editor’s Pick- Wikileaks founder Julian Assange tackles Google, dispels health rumours   { — In an exclusive Canadian broadcast interview with CBC Radio’s Q with Jian Ghomeshi, WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange accuses Google of being “in bed” with the U.S. government for allegedly spying on him and because of the way it collects personal data. – He also talks about how it feels to be vilified, his health and the personal toll of being holed up in the Ecuadorian embassy in London for the past two years fearing extradition and, possibly, prison. – “I’m pretty hard to kill. And I come from a very long-lived family line,” said Assange, who had been rumoured to be in deteriorating health. – The Australian internet publisher, who released a trove of U.S. diplomatic and military documents in 2010, fled to the embassy in June 2012 to avoid extradition to Sweden where he was to face questioning over allegations of sexual assault and rape, allegations that he denies.

– “He fears, he has said, that if he were to be extradited to Sweden he would then be handed over to the U.S. where he would be tried for one of the largest leaks of government information in U.S. history, leaks that some critics have said put national security and people’s lives at risk. – “In some ways, the conflict that has come about as a result is not altogether unwelcome, but it’s not something that my children, for example, signed up for,”Assange said. “So that’s really the greatest irritation.” – Assange, speaking from the embassy via phone, said the attacks on his character are just part of the nature of things of being a publisher and “infuriating big powers.” – “We’ve had many of those over eight years. I’m used to them to a degree. The size of the counterattacks that started in late 2010, they pushed the organization right to the very edge but we have lived through it.” — —djo— }

-Business- Solar and wind energy getting more cost competitive, study finds   { * What I don’t like, is the idea that Wind and Solar power will only become available to the vast majority of us when some major corporation finds a way to overcharge everybody and keep us all in virtual slavery to the corporations as long as possible.  corporations = not good.  —djo— }

-Technology & Science- Beluga whale population in St. Lawrence on ‘catastrophic’ path   { * Edgar Cayce told us that the dinosaurs had to go when they became a threat to all other life on this planet. Are we becoming the next threat to all other life on this planet?  —djo— }

 

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“Local / New Brunswick”

Sue Stultz’s election sign with Moncton firefighters sparks concern    { “Moncton is reviewing policies to ensure city departments remain neutral in future election campaigns. – A controversial election sign featuring Moncton firefighters put up by Progressive Conservative candidate Sue Stultz in the final days of the campaign is still raising questions about the neutrality of city departments during campaigns.”  —djo— }

Soldier Neil Dodsworth launches class action over home sale losses   {  }

13 abandoned homes in Moncton already demolished this year   {  }

Election losers should demand recounts, ex-councillor says   {  }

Donnie Snook appeal of 18-year sentence on sex charges before court   {  }

-Must Watch- Pension lawsuit  { Retired civil servants take case against pension reform to court.  —djo— }

&& It looks like You can watch local news and weather from the CBC in 30 minute videos available under “Must Watch” on all or most local pages.

 

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“Aboriginal”

Rare Treaty Four medal returns to Sask. First Nations   {  }

Greenland [ orca ] butchering in photo posted on Facebook   { “Inuit in eastern Greenland have been hunting more killer whales as climate change leaves the area free of ice longer, says a Dane who recently posted a photo on Facebook of a hunter butchering a whale.  —djo— }

Morris Home Hardware owner sorry for not honouring tax exemption  { “The owner of a Home Hardware store in Ottawa has apologized to a First Nations woman for refusing to accept her Indian status card for a provincial sales tax exemption earlier this month.”  —djo— }

Some Stoney Nakoda residents still in temporary housing 15 months after flood   {  }

Mi’kmaq groups protest $100M Alton gas storage project   {  }

Manitoba First Nations woman shares story of life under CFS care   { “Tamara Murdock understands how young women under the care of Child and Family Services can fall into trouble.  – Around six years ago, Murdock, then 15, was living in a foster home with another girl a couple years older than her. – One night they left their foster home to go out drinking. The girl disappeared, leaving her alone with a man in a house. “When she came back, she came back with money and ecstasy pills,” said Murdock, who is now 21. “She eventually got drunk and told me that she was a prostitute. That’s how I found out she was working the streets.” – Last year, about 10,000 children ended up in the care of CFS. A significant number of these kids are young girls who may find themselves, like Murdock did that night, in difficult situations. – Murdock, from Fisher River Cree Nation, is sharing her story now following the death of Tina Fontaine. The 15-year-old girl was under the care of CFS when her body was discovered wrapped in a bag in the Red River on Aug. 17. — ‘You’re looking for love or guidance, but it’s not something you can find on the street. You know it’s something inside you that you are looking for that you lost.’– Tamara Murdock   —djo— }

 

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{  11:33 am – checking for typos and getting out the crayons —   Ready to apply tags and hit the “Publish” button at 12:00 noon   ———djo——— }

Monday, 29 September, 2014 – CBC News Headlines:

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

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

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

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

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Lead Articles:

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

Ottawa providing assistance to imprisoned Canadian in Cuba   {  }

Luka Magnotta murder trial opens Monday in Montreal   {  }

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

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

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

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

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

 

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Peace love and potota salad
“Peace Love & Potato Salad”

“Offbeat”

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

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

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

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

 

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“Most Viewed”

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

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

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

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

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

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

 

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Other:

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

-Must Watch- Japan volcano rescue operation   {  }

-Must Watch- Cat narrowly escapes alligator attack {  }

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

 

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“Local / New Brunswick”

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

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

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

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

 

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“Aboriginal”

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

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

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

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

 

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{ 11:14 am – time to look for typos and get out the crayons again…   11:45 am, I’ve gone blind, but it looks okay. Time to push the “Publish” button.   ———djo——— }

Sunday, 28 September, 2014 – CBC News Headlines:

Sunday, 28 September, 2014  -( 59˚F / 15˚C –  Sunny & clear here, @ 9:30 am in Ithaca )- { Headlines compiled by douglas j otterson }

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

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Smoke from a Volcano
Mount Ontake is Japan’s 2nd highest Volcano and is spewing smoke about 200 kilometers west of Tokyo.

{ Thank You -Jim W- for filling in for me – I’m back, – I think, -counting fingers and toes etc, yeah, I think I’m all here —> Doug, who’s finally getting over his ‘mild flu’. }

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Lead Articles:

31 feared dead in Mount Ontake eruption in Japan   {  }

Ferguson, Mo. police seek 2  suspects after officer wounded   {  }

Toronto’s Rob Ford appears in public to rally supporters   {  }

Canadian businessman sentenced to 15 years in Cuba    {  }

Hong Kong police use tear gas on pro-democracy protestors   {  }

Witness says U.S.-led airstrikes hit Syrian oil refinery   {  }

-Analysis- U.S. economy climbs, but expect turbulence: Don Pittis   {  }

The world’s most dangerous country? Pakistan’s fight against religious extremism   {  }

 

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Killer whales are the largest member of the dolphin family and are easily recognized by their distinctive black and white markings and giant dorsal fin. Adult males may reach lengths of eight to nine metres and weigh up to five tonnes.
[ Orcas ] are the largest member of the dolphin family and are easily recognized by their distinctive black and white markings and giant dorsal fin. Adult males may reach lengths of eight to nine metres and weigh up to five tonnes.

“Offbeat”Why eating insects may be on the menu in the future   {  }

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

New York postal carrier hoarded 40,000 pieces of mail   { A 67-year-old New York City postal carrier has been charged with failure to deliver about 40,000 pieces of mail- which were found in his home, vehicle and locker, dating back as far as 2005. He was released on his own recognizance and ordered to abstain from excessive alcohol consumption.   —djo— }

[ Orca ] thrills group in rare Bay of Fundy sighting   { A whale watching guide said it has been 16 years since the last time an orca was spotted in the Bay of Fundy and says yesterday’s sighting is one of the most incredible things he’s seen in his 20 years as a guide. }

 

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“Most Viewed”

Tom Mulcair’s polls dilemma: Canadians like him, but will they vote for him?   { Tom Mulcair is the leader of the New Democratic Party of Canada, which has the second most seats in Parliament right now. This headline does not have the snarky tone that’s been used in headlines about Justin Trudeau, son of Pierre Trudeau, and leader of the Liberal Party of Canada. Headlines concerning Stephen Harper, Prime Minister and Head of the Conservative Party of Canada may not be snarky enough. [ wink ]  —djo— }

Halifax police searchhome where deck collapsed, inuring 6 {  “Police ‘executed a search warrant’ and searched the small apartment ‘to allow further processing of the scene-‘ before they allowed tennants to return home. 6 people in their twenties were sent to the hospital with injuries when the second storey deck they were on collapsed down onto the first storey deck. The article states that there was no mention of anybody being injured on the deck directly below the one that collapsed. The building made news twelve years ago when neighbours complained that the home’s owner was turning it into an apartment building. That’s when two decks were added. The issue went to court in 2002 and the owner of the building was ordered to pay ‘thousands of dollars’ to the city. * Must have forgotten to pay for a permit first. * & A year ago, on September 15th, a deck collapsed in Dartmouth, across the river from Halifax, and sent people to a hospital back then. —djo— }

Head lice: Most-used treatments no longer very effective, scientists say   {  }

George Clooney, Amal Alamuddin get married in Venice   {  }

Canada’s Smartest Person is ‘out of control’ says show’s co-host   {  }

Woman, 74, charged after 15-year-old stabbed near his eye   { Another headline says the Nova Scotian woman is alleged to have stabbed the 15-year-old near his eye. I like that version better, it’s more honest.  —djo— }

ISIS-controlled oil refinery hit in U.S.-led airstrikes in Syria, winess says   { This is a repeat of the headline in Lead Articles but I already had most of it typed when I realized that, so I left it here.  —djo— }

-22 photo slide show- George Clooney’s wedding in Venice   { Aren’t you glad you’re not the kind of celebrity who has photographers and reporters chronicalling, questioning and making snarky comments about every move you make?  —djo— }

-Repeat-Blog- Gay teen claims he was forced to wear ‘GAYTARD’ name tag at work   { In a fast food restaurant-   —djo— }

 

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Other:

Head lice develop high rates of resistance to treatments that dominate the market   {  }

-Photos- Neil Young, Willie Nelson headline Keystone XL protest concert   {  }

-Video- How to stop the flow of funds to ISIS   {  }

Oklahoma beheading suspect awake in hospital, faces 1st-degree murder charges   {  }

Charges stayed against accused drig kingpin due to nearly decade-long delay   { I think they mean the charges were dropped. The article says British Columbia police knew where the man was in India but did not try to have him extradited. —djo— }

-Must Watch- Japan volcano eruption   {  }

-Must Watch- Amputee mountain climber   { It says a 31-year-old double-leg amputee successfully reached the peak of Jianmen Pass in China. I didn’t feel any need to watch this.  —djo— }

-Politics- Canada sets lowest standard at World Conference on Indigenous Peoples   {  Mathew Coon, the Grand Chief of the Grand Council of the Crees, said at the World Conference on Indigenous Peoples, that Canada contradicted its own endorsement of the UN Declaration [ on the rights of Indigenous Peoples? ] this week at the UN. A UN special envoy had described Canada’s efforts on behalf of the well-being of Indigenous Peoples was ‘insufficient’.  —djo— }

-Health- Health websites could be overrun by commercial interests, experts fear   {  }

 

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“Local / New Brunswick”

Fredericton cab driver assaulted in attempted robbery   {  }

Saint John stabbing victim ‘a very kindhearted guy,’ says friend   {  }

17-year-old seriously injured in Moncton   { Police are releasing almost no details on this one. They said it was an assault that happened in the west end of Moncton at 4:30 am on Saturday but won’t be any more specific.  —djo— }

Coastal red oak multi-year project aims to boost numbers   { Volunteers with the Nature Conservancy of Canada ‘are hoping their efforts will help the declining coastal red oak return it its former glory. The Northumberland Strait is the only area in the world where coastal red oaks grow. Squirrels, raccoons and other small animals eat most of the acorns.  —djo— }

 

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“Aboriginal”

-Blog- Stolen Huxhukw mask surrendered to Albert Bay RCMP  {  }

-Opinion- Canada sets lowest standard at World Conference on Indigenous Peoples   {   This is repeated from ‘Other’ above, but I’m wondering if the U.S. track record is any better or worse than the Canadian efforts they’re complaining about.  —djo— }

-Don’t Miss- Teepee raising competition   {  }

& Sadly, everything else is repeated from yesterday or as far back as last week. —djo—

 

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{  10:56 am checking for typos and coloring the headlines:   11:15 am “Publish”ed     ———djo——— }

Saturday, 27 September, 2014 – CBC News Headlines:

Saturday, 27 September, 2014  -( 56˚F / 13˚C –  Sunny & clear here @ 9:30 am in Ithaca )-

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

{ & again, these are not links. If you want to read these stories, listen to sound clips, or see any video -if there is any video- go to CBC dot CA/news.— & You can also find a link to the web cast of the most recent broadcast of “The National” the CBC’s ‘flagship nightly newscast’ under the “Must Watch” heading on their main page. — Thanks. ———djo——— }

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People covering faces climbing down very grey landscape.
“Climbers descend Mount Ontake amid smoke and ash after it erupted without warning on Saturday, Sept. 27, 2014. The 3,067-metre mountain is 210 kilometres west of Tokyo. (Kyodo News/Associated Press)”

{ Thank You -Jim W- for filling in for me – I’m back, – I think, -counting fingers and toes etc, yeah, I think I’m all here —> Doug, who’s finally getting over his ‘mild flu’. }

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Lead Articles:

-Updated- Volcano erupts in central Japan, injuring at least 40   { Mount Ontake erupted without warning, catching mountain climbers of guard. Seven people were missing at last notice.   —djo— }

Neil Young performs at anti-pipeline concert in Nebraska   {  }

Paul Calandra’s non-answers prompted by PMO staffer: CBC   { “Conservative MP Paul Calandra choked back tears while apologizing Friday for responding to NDP Leader Tom Mulcair’s questions on Canada’s mission in Iraq this week with an attack on the NDP position on Israel. – But CBC News has learned that Calandra was put up to the responses by a senior staffer in the Prime Minister’s Office. Several Conservative MPs also told CBC they were furious as they listened to Calandra’s answers in the House.”  —djo—  }

Petra Kvitova beats Eugenie Bouchard in Wuhan open final   {  }

U.S. urges Canada to give as much as it can to fight ISIS   { Should I quote Grace Slick of Jefferson Airplane? “War’s good business, so give your sons-”  —djo— }

Why the Newfoundland soccer stabbing has shaken parents to the core   {  }

3 high-tech ways to limit the flow of arms in Syria   {  }

-Photos- George Clooney’s wedding in Venice   {  }

 

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"Tabulator Ale"
“Tabulator Ale”

“Offbeat”

Picaroon’s new Tabulator Ale pokes fun at N.B. election   { Picaroon’s is a ‘micro-brewery’. The Tabulator glitches are what slowed down Monday Evening’s election results. Everybody thought their new high-tech toys would speed up the results news specials. Nope- Some of the politicians gave up and went home before they announced probable winners after midnight. A manual recount is still a possibility.  —djo— }

Richard Branson offers unlimited vacation days (you read that correctly)    { “You’re exhausted. You feel like you work 24 hours a day because your phone is always on, always beeping, vibrating — a leash to your cubical. And even though you (hopefully) love what you do, you just need a rest. – Sound familiar?
You start looking at flights and find an fabulous deal. You can taste the margaritas. You can feel the sand between your toes. And then reality smacks you in the face: you’re out of vacation days. The dream is over and all you can do is battle through the next few months until the cycle begins again.-But what if you could take a holiday whenever you needed it? – If this idea sounds appealing to you, consider lobbying your employer with this idea: -Virgin Group founder and chairman, Richard Branson, announced via his website Tuesday, that he’s giving his whole personal staff unlimited vacation days. -The Financial Times reported that the rules apply to about 170 staff at the Virgin head offices in the U.K. and U.S. -However, the 50,000 employees of the larger Virgin Group won’t be subject to the same policy, at least not right away. (Branson did assert in his note that if this initiative is successful, he’ll encourage Virgin’s subsidiaries to adopt the policy.)”  * Is he taking applications? —djo— }

Dogs about to get married
“Holy Muttrimony, Bat Man these dogs are getting married!”

Round of a-paws expected at Brandon ceremony of Holy Muttrimony    { “Two Brandon [ Manitoba ] dogs will be joined in Holy Muttrimony this weekend. – Opus the sheltie and his bride-to-be, November, a mix-breed from the Humane Society will marry in Brandon’s Stanley Park on Sunday. -November (left) and Opus are set to tie the knot on Sunday in Brandon’s Stanley Park. – “There will 120 white chairs,” said owner Alyssa Fletcher. “Opus’s bow tie just came in and November will be wearing a floral wreath.” – When asked whether the groom would be kissing the bride at the end of the ceremony, Fletcher said the newly weds will be taking a different approach. – “They’re going to kibble each other,” said Fletcher. “He’s going to kibble his bride so she’ll get a nice little bowl of food.” –‘Anybody and their dog is welcome to the wedding.’– Alyssa Fletcher- Fletcher, who runs Grassroots Grooming in Brandon, said the idea to wed her dogs was sparked during a conversation with a friend.”  —djo— }

& There’s a repeat of yesterday’s disgusting story about an abandoned truck full of rotten chicken being cleaned up in Montana.   { “Ick” <—-<< That’s my daughter’s comment. & that about sums it up for me too.  —djo— }

 

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“Most Viewed”

Deck collapse in south end Halifax sends 6 to hospital   {  }

Adam Keunen, Niagara-area teen, killed on co-op placement   { “Niagara Regional Police say a teenager on a high school co-op placement has died in an industrial accident. – Adam Keunen, 17, of West Lincoln, Ont. was fatally struck by a front-end loader around 9:45 a.m. Friday at Plazek Auto Recycler. -Keunen was a fourth-year student at Beamsville Secondary School. – Paramedics and firefighters were unable to save him. – Keunen was a fourth-year student at Beamsville Secondary School, where flags were lowered to half-mast and grief counsellors were on hand. – “Students and staff are in shock, naturally, they’re devastated. Adam was a very loved member of the Beamsville community,” said Kim Yielding, spokeswoman for the District School Board of Niagara.”  *  I’m not sure whether a ‘co-op placement’ is when they let students work during school hours and get some kind of credit of it, or not. I was told that many school systems in Canada have a requirement for graduation that includes working so many hours in some kind of community service volunteer position. —djo— }

Moderate alcohol use increases breast cancer risk, UVic study says   { “UVic” = University of Victoria —djo— }

Mysterious Developments website publishes rare gems from old rolls of undeveloped film   { Link >>—->  http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/calgary/mysterious-developments-website-publishes-rare-gems-from-old-rolls-of-undeveloped-film-1.2779549  }

TTC ‘Leprechaun’ spurs outrage, legal questions   { An unknown man wearing a green shirt and a bowler hat, nicknamed ‘Leprechaun’, refused to move his stuff, on the seat next to him on a bus, when a woman passenger asked him to move it so she could sit down. He was captured on somebody else’s smart phone while he sat there, engrossed in what he was doing on his smart phone –  and pushed the woman away when she tried to sit down anyway. * I think that’s what happened, I didn’t watch the video —djo— }

Chelsea Clinton gives birth to baby girl   { 🙂 }

-24 photo slide show- The week in pictures Sept. 20-26   { Weekends don’t count? The first photo in the group is a couple white tiger cubs, one looks like he might want to eat the camera-  —djo— }

 

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Other:

Humans hard-wired to ignore climate change: George Marshall   { George Marshall is described as an author and activist. The article says that ‘top military officers have called climate change “A huge threat to national security”, but activists think that environmental issues have slipped off the political agendas around the world.’ *1. You can’t believe a word any ‘top military officer’says, they’re trained to “tell them anything you have to, just get them to follow orders” 2. Those same ‘top military officers’ are probably the biggest threat to national security on the planet- magnitudes more dangerous than anybody else, with the exception of the ‘Banksters’ who control them.  —djo—   }

Microplastic pollution discovered in St. Lawrence River   { “Microbeads” – “They’re normally found in face wash, shower gel and toothpaste. But plastic microbeads are now showing up in lakes and rivers. – A team of researchers from McGill University and the Quebec government have discovered these microbeads — often marketed by the cosmetic industry as a way to feel extra clean — at the bottom of the St. Lawrence River. – “The more we looked, the more we found. That was definitely really worrisome,” said Suncica Avlijas, a graduate student at McGill University. – Microplastics are a global contaminant in the world’s oceans, but this is the first time they been detected in fresh water. – Researchers collected sediment from ten locations along a 320-kilometre section of the river from Lake St. Francis to Quebec City. – Microbeads were sieved from the sediment, and then sorted and counted under a microscope. – At some locations, the researchers measured over 1,000 microbeads per litre of sediment, a magnitude that rivals the world’s most contaminated ocean sediments. -Biologist Anthony Ricciardi says if microbeads appear in large numbers, they can enter the food chain. – “I was surprised because they’re buoyant, they’re small, they’ve only been reported as floating,” said Anthony Ricciardi, a McGill University associate professor and biologist. – Ricciardi is worried the small plastic beads will end up in the food chain. Scientists say toxins like PCBs can latch onto microbeads which then get eaten by fish. – McGill researchers are dissecting some fish that feed on the riverbed, looking for microplastics inside. – “If they build up in large enough numbers, as they appear to be, they can more easily enter the food chain,” Ricciardi said.

Legislation wanted

– “-Illinois recently became the first U.S. state to ban the sale of cosmetics containing microbeads. – Quebec’s Green Party wants the province to follow suit. – “What we hope is that if a couple of states or jurisdisctions in North America ban the sale of microbeads then the manufacturers will extend that ban to all their products simply to have uniform distribution,” said Alex Tyrrell, leader of the Green Party of Quebec. – Cosmetics companies such as L’Oréal and Johnson & Johnson are pledging to phase out microbeads from their products within the next three years. – “Our ability to detect things in our environment has just increased exponentially in the last number of years. This kind of science has now come to light and the appropriate steps are going to be taken to make sure they’re eliminated,” said Darren Praznik, president and CEO of the Canadian Cosmetic, Toiletry and Fragrance Association.”   —djo— }

Bear between mail carrier and destination photographed through delivery van windshield.
A mail carrier couldn’t deliver a parcel because a female black bear was sauntering around the house where the parcel was supposed to be delivered. The note the carrier left was photographed and uploaded and went viral on social media.

Meet the Canada Post worker who wrote the ‘Bear at Door’ non-delivery slip   { See photo to the left  —djo— }

5 steps to safeguard against the ‘Bash bug’   { “Bash can typically only be found on Unix-based devices, such as those running the Mac OS X and Linux operating systems and the servers behind the world’s websites. – Even then, most Macs aren’t vulnerable, Apple said in a statement Friday, because it ships OS X in a configuration that doesn’t allow “remote exploits of Bash.” Some Mac users who have turned on advanced Unix services could be affected, and Apple said it is “working to quickly provide a software update” for those customers.”  *** Link to article with 5 things you can do to protect yourself: >>—-> http://www.cbc.ca/news/technology/bash-bug-aka-shellshock-has-no-easy-fix-1.2779383   —djo— }

Former U.S. Fed examiner made secret recordings of Goldman Sachs meeting   {  “The Federal Reserve Bank of New York says it “categorically rejects” allegations made by a former examiner that the Fed has become deferential to America’s biggest banks and fails to effectively regulate them. – The New York Fed was responding to a story on news site ProPublica and radio show This American Life that alleges a culture of deference to banks such as Goldman Sachs. – Former Fed bank examiner Carmen Segarra says she found a culture of compliance with the banks when she was posted at Goldman Sachs in 2012. – The report critical of the Fed is driven by secret recordings made by New York Fed bank examiner Carmen Segarra, who was fired after just seven months on the job. – She had been stationed inside Goldman Sachs in 2012, as is the practice for all Fed examiners. She alleges she attempted to make constructive criticism of the bank, only to be contradicted and eventually fired by Fed managers. * The Federal Reserve Bank is not a department of the United States Government. It is a private group of ‘Bansksters’ who have blackmailed their way to power and now pretty much control US currency and US Politicians. *** The US Revolutionary War was fought as much against bansksters as anything else. “No Taxation without representation” was only part of the problem. The straw that broke the camel’s back happened when the Bank of England insisted that the Colonists pay their taxes in Bank of England Notes. These Bank Notes were almost impossible to get in the colonies and when available cost way more than their face value. Thomas Jefferson, who physically wrote the Declaration of Independence and later became the 3rd President, after George Washington and John Adams, has been quoted as saying “Banking establishments are more dangerous than standing armies.” The U.S.A. successfully fought off attempts by unethical ice-holes to copy the Bank of England’s tactics and install what eventual became the Federal Reserve, for two hundred years. This gives Banksters, not governments, the power to create money. ‘Credit’ evolved from a scheme that would get con artists life sentences in prison, but the banksters got away with it because they got politicians to write what should be illegal legislation to give them their authority. The huge bailout after 2008 is only the latest fiasco in a long line of illegal, immoral and unethical maneuvers on the part of and in the name of these ‘banksters’. Their first con job is: They have on deposit “X” amount of gold or similar assets, they can then ‘lend’ 20 times that amount, in effect, creating credit out of thin air. The banks get away with this. You would be in jail or evicted from your property if you tried this. AND – we keep hearing that a lot of eviction notices have been served to people whose payments on their homes were perfectly up to date. The system doesn’t care. The banksters don’t care. They want to control you and they believe that if you’re in debt to them, they control you. Grrrrr! Lock ’em all up. —djo— }

Egypt postpones verdict in case against ex-president Mubarak   { But what’s happening with the phoney charges against the Canadian-Egyptian journalist? }

Gay teen says he was forced to wear ‘GAYTARD’ nsme-tag at work   { “A teenaged fast-food worker from Yankton, South Dakota has become the unwitting poster-child for workplace discrimination this week after teaming up with the ACLU to take on an employer who allegedly forced him to wear a name-tag with the word “GAYTARD” on it. -Tyler Brandt, 16, told South Dakota’s KELO that he had taken a part-time job at the Taco John’s chain restaurant in Yankton this summer to make some extra money. -Unfortunately, upon starting the job, Brandt found his manager to be consistently agitated and “verbally abusive.” – I’ve been very vulnerable and I’ve been allowing him to say things to me that shouldn’t be said, and after a while I was just worried about being terminated from my position at Taco John’s,” Brandt said, noting that he continued to work despite what he felt was ongoing verbal harassment. – Near the end of June, Brandt says he was pulled into the manager’s office and given a name-tag that read “GAYTARD” and asked to wear it. – The gay teen put the badge on for fear of losing his job, despite feeling humiliated in front of customers. -“I would always stay behind the till so they couldn’t see the name tag, I didn’t want them to see it, but even though they couldn’t see it, he would still call me by the name across the store and customers would notice,” he said. – Brandt quit his job one day after being given the name-tag and sought legal help, which eventually came in the form of representation by the American Civil Liberties Union. – “No one should have to face slurs in their workplace – no boss should be allowed to label their employee with insults,” wrote the ACLU on its website. “This is why the ACLU is representing Tyler with his charge of discrimination against Taco John’s – but it’s time they also apologize to Tyler and publicly speak out against discrimination and bullying in the workplace.”  – The ACLU has assisted Brandt in filing a complaint with the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, as well as a discrimination charge with the South Dakota Department of Labor. -The complaints allege the restaurant violated the American Civil Rights Act of 1964, a law that prohibits employers from discriminating against workers based on race, religion, sex or national origin.”  —djo— }

B.C. First Nation granted leave to appeal Northern Gateway pipeling approval   {  }

-Politics- Canada ‘joins the big leagues’ with EU trade deal, Harper says   { And Stephen Harper goes down in history as one of the biggest economic criminals of all times with this one act. But that’s not all he’s guilty of. —djo— }

 

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“Local / New Brunswick”

Serious assault in Saint John has police investigating   {  }

Fredericton police chief speaks out about serious assaults   {  }

A weekend in the Maritimes, as seen by you   {  }

& a repeat of the Picaroon’s Tabulator Ale article   {  }

 

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“Aboriginal”

-Q&A- Rosanna Deerchild takes you behind the headlines on Unreserved   { “Unreserved” is a new Radio programme – starting this Saturday on CBC radio one. }

-Poll- The Daily Show airs controversial Redskins segment   {  I still like the teeshirt some people were wearing with a ‘whited-out’ maskot of the Cleveland ‘Indians’ reworded to “Cleveland Caucasions” –  I only wonder if me wearing it would be seen as an insult to Native Americans / First Nations people anywhere.  —djo— }

N.W.T. language complaints backlogged for 10 months   { “N.W.T.” = North West Territories.   —djo— }

Lesbian couple first to wed at Sagkeeng First Nation   {  }

Gitxaala First Nation granted leave to appeal Northern Gateway pipeline   {   }

 

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{ 12:30 pm and I thought this would be a nice, easy day here- lots of news to check through and colourize — 1 pm = “Published”  ———djo——— }

Friday, 26 September, 2014 – CBC News Headlines:

Friday, 26 September, 2014  -( 50˚F / 10˚C –  Sunny & clear here @ 9:30 am – One whole time zone east of Ithaca )-

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

{ & again, these are not links. If you want to read these stories, listen to sound clips, or see any video -if there is any video- go to CBC dot CA/news.— & You can also find a link to the web cast of the most recent broadcast of “The National” the CBC’s ‘flagship nightly newscast’ under the “Must Watch” heading on their main page. — Thanks. ———djo——— }

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Man Feeding Cats.
The man in this photo is spending -2.50 pounds sterling?- a day to keep stray and abandonded cats alive in Syria.

{ From Twitter and ITV News : http://www.itv.com/news/update/2014-09-25/man-feeds-scores-of-abandoned-cats-in-war-torn-syria/ “Alaa -the man in the photo- believes he feeds around 150 cats a day in Aleppo photo credit: REUTERS / Hasam Katan }

{ Last time this week? Today- again, this is -Jim W- filling in for Doug, who’s finally taking care of himself to get over his ‘mild flu’. }

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Lead Articles:

-Updated- ‘Fear and shock:’ Soccer stabbing leaves N.L. town reeling   { An ‘older teenager’ is in custody after a bloody stabbing on a soccer pitch in a neighbourhood of Conception Bay South, ‘just west of St. John’s’, Newfoundland, sent an 11-year-old boy, ‘badly hurt’, to a hospital. —jim w— }

Cabinet to consider deploying CF-18s to go after ISIS: CBC   {  }

BlackBerry narrows 2nd quarter loss to $207M   {  }

7 things to know about the bottled vs. tap water debate   { “Pepsi-owned Aquafina uses water from municipal sources in Mississauga, Ont., and Vancouver. Many popular brands of bottled water are essentially treated tap water.”  This article began with a warning to people who aren’t sure their tap water is pure enough to drink – bottled water might not be any healthier than tap water – It might BE tap water.  —jim w— }

How ISIS uses captured oilfields to finance its campaign   { The last time I talked to Doug he told me one of his neighbours was complaining that he ‘doesn’t even know for sure there is any group named ISIS. The neighbour thinks that group is an imaginary ‘boogey man’ made up by the C.I.A. Doug went on to tell me that he didn’t have the heart to tell the guy that there were worse groups than the C.I.A. out there doing nasty things to innocent people, and too many of them nasties are people we thought were on our side.  —jim w— }

 

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Man hiding face in palms of hands
MP Paul Dewar defining the week that was in Canadian Politics?

“Offbeat”

Montana city cleaning up rotten chicken juice from abandoned truck   { This article is listed under “Offbeat” twice. That’s worth a story in itself. A driver abandoned 37,000 pounds of ‘now-rotten’ chicken after the company he worked for refused to pay him. They make it sound like he was trying to extort money from them, but I think I’d like to hear his side of the story. Idaho police are looking for the guy, claiming he was wanted for a parole violation. Sounds like a bad action movie plot, doesn’t it? —jim w— }

Windsor man charged with hiding 51 turtles on body in bizarre smuggling case   { & I’m beginning I did not wake up in the same dimension I went to sleep in, whenever that last time I went to sleep was-  —jim w— }

MP Paul Dewar’s facepalm defines the week that was in Parliament   { Conservative MP Paul Dewar’s photo and the video of his reaction to a question asked on CBC’s Power and Politics programme went viral on the web. That was probably not the next few minutes of fame MP Dewar wanted.   —jim w— }

 

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“Most Viewed”

Justin Trudeau’s Sun Media boycott called short-sighted  { I think we told you here that a series of tweets last week ‘outed’ top people at Sun News, specifically the Sun News – news-all-the-time cable channel that’s been proposed, 3 of those top people came straight from Harper’s Prime Minister’s Office.  —jim w— }

Kim Jong-un suffering from ‘discomfort’, North Korean media says   {  }

Doug Ford hangs on to brother’s support, polls suggest   {  }

Teens in CFS care in Winnipeg hotels say they’ve seen prostitution, drugs   { CFS = Child and Family Services. When I was in Ithaca, New York State – where I met Doug- there was a family there who were living off the grid. The U.S. version of CFS tried to confiscate their children, claiming that if they couldn’t produce an electricity bill they were endangering the lives of their children. The family packed up and moved to another state, brought their solar electric technology with them. I keep hearing stories that have more than convinced me that agencies like CFS are either unfunded to the point where they can’t afford to investigate their cases well enough to really protect the right people or they’re under the control of not so nice people who come up with b.s. like “If you can’t show me your electric bill, we’ll have no choice but to remove your children from that neglectful environment and place them in protective foster care.” – Where too many kids are abused by people the agencies don’t have the funds, or the time, to properly check out thoroughly enough to be sure they aren’t really bad people. Sorry- I know there are good people in the system, but there are enough ‘bad apples’ to inspire me to raise my hackles. —jim w— }

How my toddler son helps scientists with their experiments   { This could have been really creepy, but the experiments described in this article were more along the lines of, the research technician hides a plush toy somewhere in a room. Everybody goes next door, into another room, where the technician tells a two year old boy where she put the toy. Everybody walks back into the first room. The technician asks the boy where the toy is. The two year old smiles and walks to where the technician told him she hid the toy. He smiles a bit more happily when he finds the toy. This experiment is to find out how very young children process information and how well they can learn from other people telling them about things they can’t see.  —jim w—  }

iPhone 6 meets all quality standards, Apple says   { Apple is responding to complaints about bending iPhones and software glitches. If I was them I’d quickly toss a phrase into the terms and conditions that nobody reads anyway and say, “If you’re stupid enough to sit on your phone and you weigh more than fifteen pounds, your warranty is null and void-”  —jim w— }

-12 photo slide show- ISIS advance in Syria sparks ‘refuge wave’ in Turkey   {  Somebody is trying to manipulate us into a war. It’s depressing to watch, and more depressing to think that the ice-holes who are pulling ISIS’s strings are probably the same ice-holes who are trying to pull ours- I was a little bit shocked the first time Doug said ‘prayer helps’ but I’m tempted to say it’s time we all asked for a little bit of angelic intervention here, “Help!” -Amen- }

 

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Other:

-Analysis- Europeans still need persuading on Canada-EU trade deal    { I have heard nothing good about the intentions behind this ‘deal’ myself- the ‘banksters’ are trying harder to take full control of everybody’s lives and they are not nice people. Send them packing- Today’s theme might be “Angelic help wanted- Help!” -Amen- hey, it can’t hurt, right? }

Derek Jeter drives in winning run in final Yankee stadium at-bat   { I heard something yesterday about the 5 figure price some ticket scalpers were asking for tickets to that game. Let’s just hope we don’t hear from any credible sources that that moment was bought and paid for by some less than ethical sonofagun. I don’t think I could stand to be any more disillusioned than I already am. }

Canadian jihadist believed killed in Iraq appears in new Vice video   { Oh great- now they’ll claim they’re bullet proof. }

-New- Father says police murdered his son at Ohio Wal-Mart   { A 22-year-old black man in Ohio picked an air rifle up off a shelf in a Wal-Mart and a police officer shot him twice, killing him. – The young man’s father and the family’s attorneys say surveillance video shows the shooting was unreasonable. They contend Ohio Attorney General Mike DeWine and [ special prosecutor Mark Piepmeier ] were biased and set out to defend the police. – DeWine spokesman Dan Tierney denied the allegations, saying DeWine took pains to remove himself from the process. * And if feels to me like things are becoming more toxic every day in the U.S. – it just does not feel like the same place I grew up in- —jim w— }

-Must Watch- Stress relief in Budapest   { “Stressed out people find relief by smashing and breaking items at a club in Hungary”   —jim w— }

–World- British PM urges Parliament to join airstrike campaign against ISIS in Iraq   { I’m sorry – the image this brought up was a bunch of British Parliamentarians, dressed in mediaval costumes, flying in planes, throwing very heavy books of ancient Parliament proceedings transcripts through bomb-bay doors, trying to kill ‘terrorists’ below. Is Monty Python writing this stuff?  —jim w— }

-World- China knife attack leaves 4 schoolchildren dead   { Is MK-Ultra active in China now, too? }

-Politics- Harper, EU leaders celebrate trade deal they haven’t sealed   { And everything I’m hearing lately is convincing me that these guys are puppets who may have no idea what they’re doing- delivering what’s left of the free world, signed, sealed and delivered into real slavery under the direction of international banksters. Banksters and their agents may have infiltrated and destroyed the ‘Occupy Wallstreet’ movement from the inside, but they can’t hide the truth forever- can they? What do you think is going on? Who’s selling who out and to whom? —jim w— }

-Politics- NDP to launch bid to boost House Speaker’s powers   { But didn’t the NDP just have the Speaker refuse to allow their leader, Tom Mulcair, to ask his questions during a Question Period?  Maybe I did wake up in the wrong parallel universe.   —jim w— }

-Business- Petronas LNG project still on the table, says B.C. Energy Minister Rich Coleman   { Yesterday, was it on the Aboriginal page? B.C. tribes said they might agree to a proposed dam or the Liquified Natural Gas development, but not both.  —jim w— }

-Business- Norway’s Statoil shelves Alberta oilsands project   {  }

 

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“Local / New Brunswick”

Brian Gallant’s Liberal Government will be sworn in on Oct. 7   { I believe that would be two weeks and one day after last Monday’s election. They move pretty quickly up here. —jim w— }

Final vote tallies today could trigger election recounts   { Any candidate who lost by less than twenty five votes can expect an automatic recount. Any candidate, no matter how big a margin they won or lost by, seems to be able to ask for a recount. One candidate is calling for a manual recount of all ballots cast in the province. I’ve heard customers in coffee shops and gas stations saying they think there should be a complete recount.  Electoral officers for the province did not know where 35 digital chips containing all the voters’ tallied information from 35 ‘returning offices’ for more than half an hour. This is the first time the province tried this new system. Voters mark their choice on a paper ballot, put the ballot inside a cardboard carrier, bring that to the tallying machine, insert it just right and do not hold too tightly, the machine pulls the ballot inside similar to the way an ATM machine grabs a credit card, reads the ballot and either accepts it or sends it back out. It took me three or four tries to get the ballot lined up right to feed it into the tally machine and it still didn’t like the ballot. – Then we realized I had goofed when I used my pen instead of the marker they had on a chain behind the privacy screen. So I went back and used a marker and everything went fine on the next try. Adventures in strange new ‘technology’? Remember when people said that fax machines were a couple steps backward from email? —jim w— }

Fredericton apartment fire damages 3 units   {  }

Teen sent for psychiatric exam after assaulting elderly woman   {  }

 

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“Aboriginal”

Hand made gloves and traditional drum
Chief Bernie Mack, of the Esdilagh First Nation, wears hand made gloves while holding a drum during a news conference in Vancouver, B.C., after the Supreme Court of Canada ruled in favour of the Tsilhqot’in First Nation, granting it land title to 438,000-hectares of land on Thursday June 26, 2014

Winnipeggers critical of police for not doing more for Fontaine   { “Winnipeggers are reacting with anger and frustration over the news that Winnipeg police officers had contact with Tina Fontaine within 24 hours of her final disappearance. – Two officers spoke with the teen during a traffic stop on Aug. 8. She disappeared the next day and was found dead in a bag in the Red River on Aug. 17. – Winnipeg police Chief Devon Clunis addressed the media Thursday. – “I was informed of this discovery on Sept. 3 and immediately directed the professional standards unit to commence an investigation.” – Bernadette Smith,who leads the Drag the Red initiative, said the information comes as yet another sign of cracks in a system meant to protect children.”  —jim w— }

Cape Breton Mi’kmaq reserve bans energy drinks   { “A Mi’kmaq reserve in Cape Breton has banned energy drinks as it tries to improve the health of its children.”  —jim w— }

-Audio- Wikwemikong residents restart traditional wild rice harvest   { “The traditional practice of harvesting and processing wild rice is being revived in First Nations on Manitoulin Island”  —jim w— }

Metis nation of Ontario and Greenstone sign historic agreement   { “The president of the Metis Nation of Ontario and the Mayor of the Municipality of Greenstone signed an historic agreement Thursday in Thunder Bay. – Metis leader Gary Lipinski said the General Relationship Agreement is the first of its kind in Ontario. – He said it outlines how the nation and the municipality will work together and consult each other on a variety of issues, including economic development initiatives.”  —jim w— }

B.C. Supreme Court set limits on recent First Nations victory   { “First Nations have claimed a Supreme Court of Canada decision in the Tsilhqot’in land rights case gives them substantial powers, but a B.C. Supreme Court decision has set some limits. – The court decision released Wednesday says two First Nations suing the federal and provincial governments alleging breach of a 164-year-old treaty cannot force the governments to negotiate an end to the legal dispute.

The Songhees and Esquimalt nations went back to court claiming the Tsilhqot’in decision compels the government to negotiate with them to resolve the dispute and make a reasonable offer to settle. – Government lawyers argued that there was no duty to negotiate, especially where liability is in dispute and the Supreme Court of Canada ruling didn’t require governments to offer a settlement.  —jim w— }

VIDEO Carcross, Yukon, residents speak out against fracking video  { Video linked? —jim w—}

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{ 12:45 pm and I’m just now ready to check for typos and color the headlines. 1:15 pm, finished. -Hurry back, Doug-   ———jim w———  }

Thursday, 25 September, 2014 – CBC News Headlines:

Thursday, 25 September, 2014  -( 46˚F /8˚C –  Sunny & clear here @ 9:30 am – One whole time zone east of Ithaca )-

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

{ & again, these are not links. If you want to read these stories, listen to sound clips, or see any video -if there is any video- go to CBC dot CA/news.— & You can also find a link to the web cast of the most recent broadcast of “The National” the CBC’s ‘flagship nightly newscast’ under the “Must Watch” heading on their main page. — Thanks. ———djo——— }

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Tweets hinting that we may soon see if the truth sets us free.
Half Past Human Tweets- 25 September, 2014 Will the Truth set us Free?
Pig wearing Necklace?
“The oldest pig in the world lives in Calgary”

{ Today- again, this is -Jim W- filling in for Doug, who’s finally giving in and taking his flu case to bed and staying there for several more hours. }

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Lead Articles:

-Analysis- Stephen Harper more open with Americans, UN than with Parliament   {  }

Brampton man shot dead during police traffic stop   {  }

Canada considers U.S. request for more help in ISIS fight   {  }

Candlelight vigil held for Toronto student fatally stabbed   {  }

14 ISIS fighters killed in U.S.-led airstrikes in NE Syria   {  }

Air Canada alleged problems with ‘explicit’ material in cockpit   { This article is about Air Canada warning flight crews they could be fired or face criminal charges  if they place ‘inappropriate material’ in the flight deck. It goes on to explain that a female pilot has reported pornographic material taped up in the cockpit and left in other places.  —jim w—  }

Lice aren’t nice, and parents pay big to get rid of them   {   }

 

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Globe with S-O-S in orange letters stuck to in near the equator
Should have been offbeat? SOS from the world-

“Offbeat”

Oldest pig in the world lives in Calgary   {  }

St. John’s will host one of the most significant fossil discoveries made   { “An impression left by a life form, recently named Haootia Quadriformis, likely pushes back the start of animal life to 560 million years ago.”  —jim w— }

Tinder for cuddling: Cuddlr app finds you strangers to snuggle with   { A new app for smartphones calls itself a ‘no pressure’ ‘sex-free’ “location-based social-meeting app for cuddling.” — I don’t know that I’d trust anybody I met that way, and I’m a guy.  —jim w— }

Do-si-do and meet the oldest square dancer on the continent   {  }

 

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“Most Viewed”

Teacher Daniel Mark Ogloff suspended for slapping ‘I’m gay’ sticker on student   { A Langley, B.C. metal and machine shop teacher with a history of inappropriate behaviour wrote “I’m gay” on a piece of masking tape and stuck that on the back of a male student’s jacket. The teacher has been suspended without pay for two weeks. }

Cold case: Woman digs for answers after alleged killings of 3 boys   { A woman who saw her father murder 3 First Nations boy who were later buried on their family farm spoke to police, who told her there were no missing persons reports and no bodies to back up her story. }

Jordan Subban not holding a grudge over Vancouver Sun ‘dark guy’ caption   {  }

Even Democrats seem unsure of Obama’s ISIS strategy for Iraq, Syria   {  }

Jason Kenney faces foreign-worker fallout in own backyard   { “Employment Minister Jason Kenney has faced growing pressure from businesses who say they need workers since he announced a crackdown on low-wage temporary foreign workers in June. Nowhere has that pressure been more vocal than in his home province of Alberta.” —jimw— }

BlackBerry Passport: Why it represents the ‘crux’ of CEO John Chen’s strategy   {  }

-13 photo slide show- India puts satellite into orbit around Mars   {  }

-Blog- NYPD, pregnant woman altercation video raises use of force questions   {  }

 

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Other:

‘Drop the knife’: Witness account of what police said before deadly traffic stop shooting   {  }

-New- Ex-Scouts Canada leader to be sentenced on child luring charges today   {  }

Violence in schools can’t be solved with ‘knee-jerk reactions’   {  }

U.S. -led airstrikes hit ISIS-held oil sites in Syria   {  }

Ebola crisis: Sierra Leone now has 5 districts under quarantine   {  }

Conservatives take flak in Alberta for foreign worker changes   {  }

Canada adds ISIS name to list of terrorist entities   {  }

-Video- Greenland’s ‘dark snow’ climate threat worse than thought   {  }

American sentenced to hard labour in North Korea says he’s in good health   {  }

-Must Watch- Japan’s air force anniversary   {  }

-Must Watch- Students react to school stabbing   {  }

-Editor’s Pick- UN Climate Summit: A ‘game-changer’ for global warming?   {  }

-Technology & Science- Ancient Alaska volcano spewed ash across continents   { An eruption 1,150 years ago on the Alaska-Yukon border sent ashes 7,000 km away- as far as Europe. 6,000 km farther than scientist previously thought. They are warning airlines that other volcanic eruptions might be able to interfere with air travel in a wider area around volcanos than they previously believed. }

-Community- iPhone 6 plus bends in tight pants, say Apple fans   { They’re saying that it is not a good idea to keep one of these phones in tight pants. Bending isn’t good.  —jim w— }

 

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“Local / New Brunswick”

Irving Oil turfs Gordon Dalzell, clean air activist, from group   { Gordon Dalzell is an award-winning environmental advocate who was part of Irving Oil’s community Liaison committee- He was told they no longer want him on their committee because he released proprietary information to the media. * This may be a case where a corporation believes it can over-rule a citizen’s constitutional rights. —jim w— }

Brian Gallant’s hydro-fracking moratorium is risky, expert says   { In another case where corporations believe they can dictate around or above the laws of a sovereign nation some businesses are suing various provincial, state, and federal governments. After Quebec banned hydro-fracking the U.S.-based Lone Pine Resources sued the federal government of Canada for $250 million in compensation. Andrea Bjorklund, a professor of international commercial law at McGill University in Montreal, said the Liberals have to be careful about how the moratorium will be instituted. -Bjorklund, who was a part of the U.S. State Department’s NAFTA arbitration team, said provinces have the right to change laws under NAFTA, especially to protect people or the environment. – But Bjorklund said they also have to respect the rights of investors. ** And the guys at “Half Past Human dot com” have seen a time when the ‘Banksters’ will try to take down sovereign governments and while this will not be pleasant for anybody- the Banksters will not emerge victorious.  -When it’s us vs them in a fight for our lives, there are a hell of a lot more of us than there are of them.- Bjorklund was interviewed on local CBC early morning news this morning and said a bunch of times that fracking is safe and they have science to prove it. She was really good at trying to deflect her way around questions the interviewer asked, but he was better and I think you didn’t have to be psychic to see through her. After she was gone from the program someone sent email in to the host of the morning news and he read that on the air. The email ripped her arguments apart and accused her of believing that the general public was stupid and got their information by carrier pigeon. —jim w— }

Transition to Liberal Brian Gallant government begins   { “New Brunswick’s new Liberal government is expected to be sworn in within two weeks. – The first step toward the transition took place on Wednesday, with a meeting between Premier-designate Brian Gallant and outgoing Premier David Alward in Fredericton. – Gallant says he’s confident the process will go well, but a firm date has not yet been set. – “The premier’s been very co-operative, his team has been very co-operative, and committed to us that he would do everything he possibly can to make this the smoothest transition it can be,” Gallant told reporters after the meeting.” —jim w— }

Threats against police must stop, Moncton judge says   { I wonder if the judge thought of applying that to threats made by police as well. —jim w— }

 

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“Aboriginal”

McMaster wants aboriginal child taken from family for chemotherapy   { Somebody should spirit the ice-holes who made that decision away and give them chemotherapy. Feed them lots of Genetically modified corn sweetener until their intestines burst and/or hold the idjits down and force feed them flouride five or six times a day, a whole tube of toothpaste at a time. How long do you think they’d survive? Doctors have known for years that there are better, almost free cures for cancer that they will not endorse because the big phamaceutical companies can’t get rich if everybody knows they can cure themselves for free.  Would that be cruel or unusual punishment? —jim w— }

John Amagoalik, ‘Father of Nunavut’, to receive Order of Nunavut   {  }

Attawapiskat band members want vote on future of Chief Spence   { According to a group of Attawapiskat band members, Chief Spence “should resign as chief, considering her romantic partner and former band manager Clayton Kennedy has been charged with defrauding the First Nation. ” —jim w—  }

Atikamekw say they won’t allow forestry work on their land without approval   { -Without the First Nation tribe’s approval-  —jim w— }

B.C. Mounties look for suspect after First Nations mask was stolen   {  }

Site C or L.N.G: pick one, say B.C. First Nations   {  B.C. First Nations are telling Ottawa they will approve either a dam at ‘Site C’ or Liquified Natural Gas development, but not both  —jim w— }

Women comb riverbank for clues in missing, murdered women cases   {  }

 

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{ 11:38 am – Chopping wood and carrying – no wait – checking 4 typos and coloring headlines.   ———Jim W——— }

Wednesday, 24 September, 2014 – CBC News Headlines:

Wednesday, 24 September, 2014  -( 46˚F /8˚C –  Sunny & clear here @ 10:30 am One whole time zone east of Ithaca )-

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

{ & again, these are not links. If you want to read these stories, listen to sound clips, or see any video -if there is any video- go to CBC dot CA/news.— & You can also find a link to the web cast of the most recent broadcast of “The National” the CBC’s ‘flagship nightly newscast’ under the “Must Watch” heading on their main page. — Thanks. ———djo——— }

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Students
“Students, somewhere in Canada-“

{Today, This is -Jim W- filling in for Doug, who’s finally giving in and taking his flu case to bed and staying there for several hours. }

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Lead Articles:

Free Money for all could jumpstart the economy: Don Pittis   { This one is so intriguing I moved it up to the top of the list of Lead articles, Here: judge for yourself: >>—-> Free Money Article Page <—-<< Link to full article on its own page at CBC / news. ——–jim }

Justin Trudeau boycotts Sun Media after rant against family   { & Last night, amid an overload of tweets, I saw something about three people involved with a Sun News channel- which might be in the planning or already out there- 3 top people were tied directly to the Prime Minister’s Office. —jim—  }

Arthur Porter denies $22.5 M was kickback re: Mtl hospital   {  }

T.O. youth charged with murder in student’s stabbing death   { T.O. = Toronto, Ontario.  }

-Updated- Toronto high school stabbing victim, 19, was trying to break up confrontation   { “Hamid Aminsada ID’d as student killed in North Albion Collegiante Institute stabbing  —jim— }

-Live- BlackBerry’s new Passport aims to woo corporate users   { I heard a lot of good things about BlackBerries – almost all of those good things seemed especially good for no- nonsense business people who liked data security.  —jim— }

Should we be able to delete bad memories?   { -Elsewhere on the cbc main page: Would it be ethical to delete bad memories, or any memories?  }

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House with Tim Hortons sign on garage roof.
“This ordinary neighbourhood home became a Tim Hortons for several hours as a publicity stunt that seemed quite well accepted”

“Offbeat”

No child’s play: Hospital planners use Lego to design new building   {   }

Lunenburg Hercules’s record-setting lift finally recognized 21 years later   {  }

Double, double take? Calgary house turns into Tim Hortons   { “The house in Calgary was transformed into a Tim Hortons for one morning as a publicity stunt meant to draw attention to the chain’s hiring campaign” —jim— }

And the most Pampered Pets award goes to…. Windsor Ontario   { I’m afraid to go look at this one, images of pets wearing doggy tuxedoes and especially weiner dogs wearing phoney hot dog buns will probably fill a lot of pages very soon.  —jim— }

 

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“Most Viewed”

BlackBerry Passport: Enterprise users will be the real test   {  }

Phil Spector startles in newly released prison photos   { African American Friends at the Radio Station I was mixed up with in the states called it the “Prison Industrail Complex”- A way around the anti slavery laws and another brick in the fascist wall going up around the USA and through the hearts of too many good friends still living there.  —jim—}

McGill hospital’s Arthur Porter denies kickbacks, details SNC millions   {  }

Abdul Numan Haider named as man shot dead after Australian Police stabbed   {  }

Doug Ford and John Tory trade barbs at raucous Toronto mayoral debate  { Yup, Torontonians might die of shame a long time before they’re bored to death.   —jim— }

India puts satellite into orbit around Mars   {  }

Ralph Atkinson speaks out about strip search at Capital Health   { Ralph Atkinson is trying to sue the Capital District Health authority after a mass strip search at the East Coast Forensic Hospital two years ago left him feeling “raped” – The CBC, researching this case and others was told that no documents exist to support or deny this practice.  —jim— }

-13 photo slide show- 13 celebrity ambassadors who make a difference.   {  }

-Blog- ISIS inserts disturbing images into N.L.vote twitter chatter   {  }

 

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“Other”

-Coming Up Live- Obama to take on ISIS, Ebola, and Ukraine in speech to UN   {  }

UN Climate Summit: A ‘Game-changer’ for global warming?   {  }

Election 2015: Will Harper spring forward or fall back on fixed date   { Will Harper have a choice? Or will one more scandal or leak bring him down sooner?   —jim— }

Paulina Gretzky says she’s pregnant   { Only the unborn grandchild of Wayne Gretzky or a hockey player with his kind of reputation could make headlines like this in Canada }

Worst criminals shouldn’t be freed, MacKay says reacting to Surrey slaying  { Politicians should not be allowed to speak in public as if their opinions have any merit, says —jimw— }

CBC News readers side with Netflix in spat with CRTC  { This should probably be under the -Blog- heading }

-Must Watch- Hawaii lava flow   { “Officials say the lava flow from Kilauea volcano is slowing down” }

-Must Watch- Strongman’s record hidden for 21 years   { Guiness book of records category dropped after Gregg Ernst backlifted 2,422 kg to set the record in 1993 – 2,422 kg= 5,339 pounds }

-Politics- Tempers flare in the House over Iraq mission non-answers   {  }

-Business- Younger workers poorer than parents’ generation, research says   { I think Doug has a category =  “Well -duh-!” }

-Health- PTSD and the ethics of erasing bad memories   {  }

-Health- ‘My face was oozing liquid’  { I believe this goes with a creepy photo of somebody’s face all puffed up due to a bad reaction to a steroid prescribed for a dentist’s mis-diagnosed skin condition. }

-Health- Coke, Pepsi, pledge to shring can and bottle sizes to cut calories   { Okay, but are they cutting out genetically modified corn sweetener to stop causing nasty conditions to too many people’s intestinal tracts? }

-Technology & Science- Earliest sign of human habitation in Canada may have been found   { But there are some who believe the human race has been around for several million years longer than most scientists have been able to find fossils for. }

 

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“Local / New Brunswick”

Brian Gallant holds firm on hydro-fracking moratorium promise   {  }

Smaller parties flex electoral muscle in New Brunswick campaign   {  }

New Brunswick election result delays caused by software glitch, not tabulators   { I heard an Elections New Brunswick official say that he did not know where 35 of the chips containing the numbers for the official count were for half an hour or more Monday evening. Can anybody assure me that there were no chain of custody problems and nobody could have switched chips or modified the data they contained? }

Dalhousie fights to keep 4 palliative care beds   {  }

& the New Brunswick Votes box is gone from their pages

 

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“Aboriginal”

Family says RCMP elbowed 71-year-old woman in the face   { & there’s a photo that is hard to look at showing the results of that. }

Alberta First Nations sign historic ‘Buffalo Treaty’ with Montana Tribes   { About time I saw some good news anywhere today-  }

-Don’t Miss- Upcycling: old fur coats become fodder for Inuit seastresses   {  }

Judge rules no mistrail in Douglas Hales case   { This is a case in which somebody was tricked into bragging about alleged criminal activities to cops posing as crime bosses – like nobody would stretch the truth when bragging about their bravado to a crime boss. }

Manitoba students to learn of role of treaties in province’s history   { If it’s anything like the US, a course in treaties that were honoured and not broken wouldn’t last very long. }

Indian status card confusion arises from Home Hardware incident   {  }

Faith Patience, missing Winnipeg teen, found safe  { Yay! }

 

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{ 12:44 & I’m covering for Doug, who’s been doing this while suffering with the flu for the last week or so and didn’t complain to anybody or ask for help. Checking typos and coloring the headlines.   ———jimw———}

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Tuesday, 23 September, 2014 – CBC News Headlines

Tuesday, 23 September, 2014  -( 43˚F /6˚C –  & looks like a good day @ 8:30 am in Ithaca )-

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

{ & again, these are not links. If you want to read these stories, listen to sound clips, or see any video -if there is any video- go to CBC dot CA/news.— & You can also find a link to the web cast of the most recent broadcast of “The National” the CBC’s ‘flagship nightly newscast’ under the “Must Watch” heading on their main page. — Thanks. ———djo——— }

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Brian Gallant in front of "Liberal" red background.
‘Liberal Leader Brian Gallant appears to have won the New Brunswick election amid a vote-counting “fiasco”-‘

 Discrepencies between tabulator machine-counted votes and manually entered vote tallies caused Elections New Brunswick to bring everything to a halt for a couple hours while they re-entered the votes from electronic chips from the vote counting gizmoes. The Progressive Conservatives and the People’s Alliance Party may want a recount of the physical paper ballots.  —djo—

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Lead Articles:

-Updated- Brian Gallant’s Liberals elected amidvote-counting ‘fiasco’   {   }

-Coming up Live- N.B. Liberals prepare for transition after election marred by vote-count fiasco   {  }

U.S. and 5 Arab countries bomb ISIS targets inside Syria   {  }

Ebola cases could skyrocket to 21,000 in next 6 weeks: WHO    {  }

Netflix refuses CRTC demand to hand over suscriber data   { CRTC = The Canadian version of the FCC. Netflix says it will not violate the confidentiality of its customers and so far is not bound by the same rules as a broadcast or cable television company. }

Aboriginal throat singer Tanya Tagaq wins Polaris prize   {  }

-New- Israeli PM says shooting down Surian fighter jet doesn’t mean war is widening   {  }

-Live- UN Climate Summit: 4 things to know about the talks   {  }

Do the math: How parents can fight the fear of arithmatic   {  }

 

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Mushroom in the woods
” A typical porcini (Boletus edulis var. clavipes) is shown in its natural habitat in Algonquin Provincial Park in Ontario. (Brent Dentinger/Royal Botanical Gardens, Kew) “

“Offbeat”

3 new mushroom species discovered in London grocery store   { It took me several minutes of reading and re-reading to guess that this was a grocery store in London, Ontario, Canada. -Not London, England- Photography credits to ‘Royal Botanical Gardens’ were no help, the caption to a photo showing: “A typical porcini (Boletus edulis var. clavipes) is shown in its natural habitat in Algonquin Provincial Park in Ontario.” – was a bright moment – —djo— }

City marks 200th birthday with a 61-metre bratwurst   { Gotta be Germany, right? Wrong! – It was Belleville, Illinois, USA  —djo— }

Reporter quits live on-air in support of marijuana legalization   { Charlo Greene quit her job in Anchorage, Alaska where she was a reporter for KTVA television. ‘-What many viewers didn’t realize prior to her hasty departure from the station, however, is that she is also the owner of the Alaska Cannabis Club — a medical marijuana collective that connects “patients in need to Alaskan cardholders with green.”-‘  —djo— }

Bald eagle rescue 101: how to hitch a ride on a fishing boat   { In the “Most Viewed” area the link to this article bears the headline: “Bald eagle rescue by fisherman posted on YouTube”  * And I’m really impressed with today’s ‘Offbeat’ news after several days of boring repeats- —djo— }

 

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“Most Viewed”

New Brunswick election 2014 results: Brian Gallant’s Liberals set for transition after win   {  }

Tim Hortons, Burger King merger fallout: US cracks down on tax inversions   {  }

How Alexander Sodiqov was freed following espionage charges   {  }

Benjamin Netanyahu cautions about interpreting Syrian fighter jet shooting   { & two links down: “Golan Heights: Israel military shoots down Syrian fighter jet” }

Raymond Lee Caissie. 43, charged with murder of Serena Vermeersch   {  }

-Repeat- -17 photo slide show- People’s Climate Marches around the world   { No- the climate doesn’t march around the world- even if it really does – this article is about the numerous marches held around the world to let banksters and other string pulling manipulators know that a lot of people are not happy with elitists poisoning their food, poisoning their water and decimating their forests   —djo— }

-Blog- Emma Watson’s U.N. speech on gender equality prompts debate over feminism, Beyoncé   {  }

 

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Other:

-New- How a PhD student was able to return to Canada after arrest on espionage charges   { * * They’re repeating article headlines in various spots around their page here with a slight change in wording- everybody must have been up all night waiting for the New Brunswick election returns.   —djo— }

-Updated- Barack Obama to address expanded airstrikes against ISIS targets in Syria   {  }

Inuk throat singer Tanya Tagaq takes top honours at Polaris Music Prize   { * & I haven’t mentioned lately that Canadians wonder what we do with all out ‘U’s in the ‘lower 48’- I told them U.S. citizens use them all up chanting “USA Number One!” and never stop to count all the negative number ones they qualify for, number one in the most citizens in prison for b.s. charges- #1 in testosterone-poisoned culture-  -don’t get me started- —djo— }

Canadian arrested at JFK airport after 15 kg of marijuana found in checked bag  { I think they also said she had handguns and ammunition in her luggage or on her. If this happened on a domestic flight inside of Canada, my friends up there tell me, there would be a very good chance that a person with a gun, especially a realistic looking toy gun, or a phoney grenade, and maybe a package of loose tea suspiciously packaged – might actually be an inspector testing the security screening of any airline anywhere inside the country.  —djo— }

Vancouver Aquarium uses drone to track killer whales   { *** They’re ‘Orcas’ not killer whales- —djo— }

High-risk sex offender charged with murder of B.C. teen   { * And Fear-mongering headlines are still in style, even in relatively intelligent media?  —djo— }

Canadian wireless costs still among highest in world   { This is only a symptom of a much larger problem. * Okay, everybody go to Coast to Coast am, click on ‘become a member’ and listen to last night’s (September 22, 2014) 3 hour interview with Former Canadian Minister of National Defence Paul Hellyer. He will tell you, with authority, that an elitist cabal of greedy bankers have been trying to run the world from behind the scenes since the end of World War II -possibly longer- and part of their agenda has been to cut buying power, disempower the middle class, make everybody believe that trade unions are full of criminals and communists – And the elitist cabal members might even be plotting to kill off millions or billions of us if they can get away with it, to make the survivors more manageable – They believe in running the world on the model of The Bank Of England – Lending twenty times the amount of money they have actual assets for and enslaving by means of debt – countless billions on the planet – until after the revolution when they’re all wearing orange jump suits and working on chain gangs to make up for their crimes against humanity. If you tried to get away with what banks do all the time, you’d be heading to prison for a very long time, but they blackmailed most of the governments in what we used to think of as ‘the free world’ into granting them charters/licenses to get away with fraud and maybe worse.  —djo— }

-Storify- Calgary MP responds to ISIS threat with ‘secure bedroom selfie’   { She just might be the blond who stands behind Stephen Harper in most shots from ‘Question Time’ –  trying to look disgusted at what we’re supposed to interpret as ‘inane comments’ from anybody but a Conservative Party of Canada member.  [—gag—]   —djo— }

Ebola cases could quadruple in the next 6 weeks, WHO warns, but not all experts agree   {  }

Israel says it’s killed 2 Hamas suspects that helped spark weeks of fighting   {  }

Driver fined $162 after stopping police for illegal left turn   { “Duh- we only enforce the laws, we don’t have to abide by them-” ?   —djo— }

3 missing Afghan Army oficers in custoday at Canada-US border   {  }

-Must Watch- Toothpaste portrait of Robin Williams   {  Everything is beginning to sound like offbeat news – well, almost everything  —djo— }

-Must Watch- Elephant baby’s public debut   { If I’d gone to sleep last night instead of working all night, I’d swear I woke up in a parallel universe – but this one is more fun than the one I woke up in yesterday- —djo— }

-Editor’s Pick- Mission to Mars   { Did we move into a much more positive area of the material universe? Somebody go check Starfire Tor’s website, facebook page or whatever to see if she has a clue- Or am I just over tired and in that wonderful zone where everything almost makes sense and people almost seem a magnitude warmer and friendlier than they did a couple hours ago?  —djo— }

-Editor’s Pick- The story behind Liberal leader’s abortion strategy   { “The Liberals hope the policy distances them from socially conservative ex-MPs” & there’s a thumbnail photo of Justin Trudeau that makes him look like he’s full of himself – which he could be- but we need really impartial coverage here, guys. —djo— }

 

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“Local / New Brunswick”

– A lot of the above election coverage is repeated under ‘New Brunswick’-

David Coon makes history with seat for Green Party   { David Coon won a seat to the provincial legislature from Fredericton South – Becoming the second green party candidate to win a seat in any provincial legislature. The Green Party received 6.6% of yesterday’s vote. —djo— }

Liberal wave ousts 9 cabinet ministers   { *** On the provincial level, a lot of the sitting premier’s top officials were sent packing- premier David Alward put a lot of stress on shale gas development, claiming ‘energy jobs’ could save the economy and keep New Brunswickers from seeking jobs out west.  Green Party Leader David Coon said something like “It’s not just the fracking issue- it’s the PC party’s record.” The PC candidates may have gotten a bit of a boost when “Say Yes” buttons began appearing on their road side posters and David Alward’s smug Conservative expression sneered out at everyone in television spots that felt like ‘say yes to jobs, say yes to fracking, say yes to four more years of conservative majority rule-‘ But what might have been one of the most telling arguments against the conservatives’ return to mandate level power was the number of jobs that disappeared while they were promising prosperity through fracking and they probably cut thier own throats with ‘pension reform’- Or did they actually believe that all the provincial government job retirees they had just screwed out of large chunks of earned pension money were going to smile and vote them back into power for another round of such tomfoolery?  —————Jim W }

New Brunswick election may see manual recount amid vote-machine glitches   {  }

Grand Manan fatal plane crash GPS fails to offer clues   { An air ambulance returning home after delivering a patient somewhere crashed and killed the philanthropic pilot and a much loved and respected EMT on Grand Manan Island last month-  —djo— }

N.B. election sees 8 female MLAs elected in 49 ridings   {  }

Minto voters say jobs are a top election concern   { *** But Minto is one of the places where the “Jobs” mongering PC received only 26 more votes than the non jobs mongering 2nd place People’s Alliance candidate who will almost certainly ask for, and get a recount. —————Jim W }

 

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“Aboriginal”

-Opinion- Canada’s lack of leadership on climate issues alarming   { * Let me butt in and say that when a politician speaks about ‘leadership’ they mean, ‘I get up and dictate and you do what I say – and like it!’ – not the kind of leadership where somebody stands up and acts out of conscience because they know in their heart and mind that that’s the right thing to do. Real leaders walk a difficult path and do not demand that anybody follow their example, but they are happily surprised when others try to live up to higher standards. —djo— }

-Don’t Miss- Manitoba judges reserve decision in Brian Sinclair appeal   { Brian Sinclair was a double amputee who died of a treatable bladder infection while he was waiting for 34 hours in a Winnipeg emergency room. His family filed a lawsuit against a health authority- claiming his charter rights were violated when he died in that hospital waiting room in 2008. – A lower court struck the lawsuit down, saying Brian Sinclair’s charter rights died with him. – But the family lawyer said it’s absurd that a man who died because he didn’t receive the care due him under the Charter of Rights and Freedoms isn’t allowed to sue because he’s dead.  The three judges hearing this appeal are thinking about it.  —djo— }

Pennsylvania teacher suspended over ‘Redskins’ newspaper flap   {  “Redskins” is the nickname of Neshaminy’s sports teams. Newspaper staff at the Bensalem school in Pennsylvania decided last year they would no longer use the term, which they say is offensive. – The faculty adviser for the student newspaper embroiled in a battle over the word “Redskins” has been suspended for two days without pay. –  The Philadelphia Inquirer reports Neshaminy High School teacher Tara Huber was disciplined for “willful neglect of duty and insubordination.” –  The suspension came three months after students published the June edition, in which they disobeyed an order by administrators to print an op-ed containing the word “Redskin.” The newspaper is also having $1,200 docked from its funds.  —djo— }

-Don’t Miss- Bridge Builders: Lucy Fowler combat Metis stereotypes   { Metis have battled for- and recently been awarded the same rights and considerations of other First Nations Tribes. Their origins are usually believed to be a combination of original French settlers and various First Nations Tribes. —djo— }

Councillor urges Winnipeg to back inquiry into murdered, missing women   {  }

Attawapiskatt Chief Theresa Spence may face motion of non-confidence   {  }

Judge orders election translation for Alaskan aboriginals   { *This is in Alaska – A federal judge ordered the state to take additional steps to provide voting materials to Alaska’s aboriginal voters with limited English ahead of the upcoming state election. – “Buttons for poll workers will say ‘Can I help?’ translated into Yup’ik or Gwich’in.”  —djo— }

 

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{ 11:26 am – after a couple distractions, ready to check for typos and colourize the headlines.  12:10 pm mouse-ing toward the ‘Publish’ button   ———djo——— }

Monday, 22 September, 2014 – CBC News Headlines:

Monday, 22 September, 2014  -( 49˚F / 9˚C –  & raining @ 8:30 am in Ithaca )-

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

{ & again, these are not links. If you want to read these stories, listen to sound clips, or see any video -if there is any video- go to CBC dot CA/news.— & You can also find a link to the web cast of the most recent broadcast of “The National” the CBC’s ‘flagship nightly newscast’ under the “Must Watch” heading on their main page. — Thanks. ———djo——— }

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Quote of the day? Song lyrics from the flower child days: “Love is but a song we sing – /Fear- a way we die / You can make the mountains ring / -Hear the angels cry” – by Dino Valenti – It was performed by the old Kingston Trio, by Joni Mitchell, Judy Collins, HP LoveCraft, The Youngbloods, and Jefferson Airplane and then I lost count. It was called “Let’s Get Together” before the Youngbloods released it as “Get Together” And the Dave Clark 5 released a version as “Everybody Get Together”

 

5 political leaders in a row.
Leaders of the five political parties involved in today’s provincial elections in New Brunswick. Left to right: David Coon – Green Party, Dominic Cardy – NDP, David Alward – PC party, Brian Gallant – Liberal, Kris Austin – People’s Alliance party.

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Lead Articles:

-Updated- Suspect in Clinton businessman shooting arrested, charged with 1st-degree murder   {  }

Storm leaves 23,000 cusomers without power across N.S.   {  }

Ebola death toll now at 2,792 in 5 African nations: WHO   {  }

Male teen charged in death of Surrey, B.C., teenager    {  }

Canadian in Syria blocked from bringing husband home to safety   { Another headline to the same article: “Ottawa blocks Canadian from getting Syrian husband out of danger.”  —djo—  }

-Analysis- People are drinking the drugs we take   { * This one’s scary: “What happens when the excreted drugs get into drinking water?”  —djo— }

-New- Downsizing: When hitting the road hurts like hell   { * This is a series about a large reporter trying to lose weight.   —djo— }

 

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“Offbeat”

No new offbeat news?  🙁

 

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“Most Viewed”

ISIS audio urges attacks on ‘unbelievers’ in Canada   {  }

High winds in Nova Scotia leave 50,000 in the dark   {  }

Nude celebrity photo leak: More images posted to online forums   { Repeat? or are there more since yesterday? & Why should we care?  —djo— }

Rockefellers to join in divesting $50B of oil fortune to fight global warming   { They’re probably buying up gold and silver in the belief that their manipulations are about to hit the fan and drive down the economies of everyone in the ‘free world’.  —djo— }

Justin Trudeau’s abortion policy keeps people talking   {  }

-17 photo slide show- People’s Climate Marches around the world   { Yesterday I got email and told you about the Conservative sector of the ‘Main Stream Press’ getting snarky and trying to undermine the sincerity of marchers around the world.  —djo— }

 

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Other:

5 Things to watch for in New Brunswick’s provincial election   { 1. Does election coverage interfere with the season premier of ‘The Black List’? 2. Does it interfere with the season premier of ‘Sleepy Hollow’? * My turn to get snarky– —djo—  }

The story behind Justin Trudeau’s abortion strategy   { * How about the story behind headlines that try to make a political strategy look like cold hearted manipulation?  —djo— }

Unpaid academic internships ‘taking advantage’ of students, critics say   { And over the weekend an article in the Huffington Post suggested that banks were changing their strategies to make it harder for middle class people to get mortgages etc, while making it easier for the top small percentage of the richest segment of the population to cash in on everybody else’s difficulties.   —djo— }

No word on when Mayor Rob Ford will exit hospital   {  }

Cost of policing continues to climb despite reduced cri, study finds   { * Well, heck, somebody has to pay for all those shiny new military weapons and vehicles every police force in the world wants to show off –   —djo— }

Government’s plan to revoke passports raises human rights concern   { ‘A new passport order gives Minister of Citizenship and Immigration Chris Alexander the power to deny passports on the grounds of national security, – “revoking and refusing passports to those going abroad to take part in terrorist activities.”- ‘  * The trouble is, there have been too many cases of people who have been thought to be terrorists because they have a Muslim name. The man who used to be Cat Stevens was denied entry into the USA a couple years back because the Muslim name he took with his new religion also belonged to someone they believed was a terrorist. At least one Canadian citizen was taken from a plane in the USA and shipped off to a country where nobody questions their torture methods and tortured for a couple years. I think he sued the Canadian Government for a lot of money when he released. And if I remember right, there were three or four more cases that were almost identical in their legal system. ** So the kids I went to school with, who used to blurt out, ‘In the Future, the US will be more like Russia and Russia will be more like the USA-‘ -whatever their sources were, were right? And Canada is following the USA down the road to totalitarianism?  —djo— }

Pioneer of mixed-race prom seeks funds for Museum of Human Rights visit   { A teenager “from southern Georgia who planned her high school’s first mixed-race prom last year is raising money to visit Winnipeg after being honoured by the newly opened Canadian Museum for Human Rights.” * And what has me worried is: – Aren’t Museums places where you go to look at things that have gone extinct or out of style? Would the Museum of Human Rights be a place where we might go to celebrate the idea that we once had Human Rights?  —djo— }

Student suspended for selling banned Pepsi takes business to sidewalk   { * Well, heck, the kids who have been addicted to intestine-rotting GMO ‘modified corn sweetener’ in popular soft drinks have to get their suicidal fixes somewhere- * Me being snarky again.  —djo— }

NASA’s MAVEN spacecraft reaches orbit around Mars   {  }

-Must Watch- Worldwide climate change rallies   { ‘Climate change’ is probably more accurate than the ‘global warming’ headline I saw somewhere else. —djo— }

& The Editor’s Picks are left over from yesterday.

-World- 130,000 Syrians flee to Turkey in 4 days to escape ISIS advance   { * Up 30,000 from yesterday? Ever wonder who might want to stay up all night dreaming up new ways to make sure you’re nervously believing the world might explode into terror attacks and war exploding everywhere at once?  —djo— }

-World- Australia seeks broad anti-terror powers after foiled beheading plot   { * When I was a kid in the late sixties, early 70’s we had an exchange student from Australia come talk to us in school and while people in the USA were starting to doubt the war in Vietnam was us trying to make the world safe for everybody else, Australians seemed to be genuinely concerned that the Red Menace -Communists- who had replaced the -Yellow menace- -Japanese soldiers during WWII- might just swoop down and take over and rape all those nice pure white girls. Australia might be a little more susceptible to propaganda scare tactics than areas more removed from international hot spots. ** Um, anybody got any ideas on how we can reverse the barage of fear mongering b.s. scare tactics that are aimed at out hearts and minds? —djo— }

-World- Visiting Afghan soldiers go missing from Cape Cod military base   {  }

-Politics- Korean president to talk trade during Parliament Hill visit   {  }

-Politics- Tories revive union bill that provoked Senate rebellion, move to limit debate   { * Quick, somebody move to limit the Tories grasp on power-   —djo— }

-Health- Why Winnipeg? How a Canadian lab became an Ebola research powerhouse   {  }

-Arts & Entertainment- 2014 CBC Poetry Prize winner announced   {  }

-Arts & Entertainment- Happy Birthday Leonard Cohen: Q opens the vault   {  }

 

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“Local / New Brunswick”

5 cropped photos from a debate.
The five party leaders in today’s election.

5 things to watch for in New Brunswick’s provincial election   { Here’s their list :  1. Alward’s shale gas strategy – * Can conservative party lies that fracking is safe and necessary for the economy blind enough voters to give the unholy [ censored ]’s another win? * 2. Can Brian Gallant hold lead? * Can the Liberals pull in enough votes to win this one – after they pointed out that, all the time the Conservatives were telling everybody that Fracking meant jobs and prosperity, 3,000 actual jobs disappeared and campaign promises met half their goals- 3. Possible NDP breakthrough – Dominic Cardy did well in the debates after having moved his party a little closer to the centre of the political spectrum, recruiting ex-Liberals and ex-PC members to switch to the NDP banner and ‘pitching the party as the one that takes fiscal matters seriously’.  4. Green Party Leader David Coon – There was a tweet yesterday that Jim W sent me – A poster that was seen in University campus windows that said, “99% Less Bullshit”, showed David Coon’s smiling face- and listed web sites, twitter accounts, and facebook pages-  5. New riding map creates tight races – 55 voting districts were reduced to 49 – They don’t mention People’s Alliance candidate Kris Austin under #5 but his photo is there – *** Okay, I’ve probably done enough damage here- let’s move on to another headline.  —djo— }

New Brunswick: A different kind of election night   { ‘Elections New Brunswick is using vote tabulators to quickly count the votes in Monday’s provincial elections.’ & Link >>—-> http://indigostarcrystalradio.wordpress.com/2009/02/21/how-could-anyone-hijack-a-us-presidential-election <—-<< Jim W has a link to a recorded interview from the aftermath of the 2004 US Federal elections where-in a lawyer has explained how the Republicans stole the election to fraudulently put G.W. Bush in the White House for a second term – the second time he did not win an election legally, but found his butt in the seat of power. —djo— }

8 ridings to watch in the New Brunswick election   { ” 1. Fredericton South- “could be the closest race in the province on election night.” Green Party leader David Coon is running against Progressive Conservatives’ Craig Leonard, NDP’s Kelly Lamrock, Liberal Roy Wiggins and Independent candidate Courtney Mills.  “2. Saint John Lancaster” where former Liberal MLS Abel LeBlanc bolted from the Liberal Party in favour of the NDP. “3. Miramichi” Where ridings/districts were rearranged so sitting MLAs are running against each other. And a former PC MLA is also running in this riding as an Independent. “4. Memramcook-Tantramar ” is another riding in which two sitting MLAs are running against each other.  “5. Carleton-Victoria” Where the Liberal candidate was first charged with fraud in connection with a business he was a partner with, and then the charges were dropped. “6. Saint John Harbour” Where Tory Carl Killen won his race in 2010 by either 7 or 8 votes, depending on which paragraph you read here.  “7. Moncton Centre” The change in ridings/districts here has pitted two MLAs against each other who were famous for launching blistering partisan attacks at one another in New Brunswick’s ‘Question Period’ “8.  Fredericton West-Hanwell” where NDP leader Dominic Cardy is trying to win a seat that could be the NDP’s first seat in the legislature since 2005. ”  —djo— }

2 men stabbed at Esgenoôpetitj First Nation   {  }

New Brunswick election 2014: Voters head to the polls today   { Redundancy R Us? —djo— }

 

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“Aboriginal”

RCMP investigate claim officer made derogatory Facebook post   {  }

Assembly of First Nations says its proposals on missing women ‘tossed aside’ by Ottawa   {  }

NDP forces Commons debate on murdered, missing indigenous women   {  }

Only 3 First Nations candidates running in New Brunswick election   {  }

’60s Scoop adoptees find ‘some kind of belonging’ at national gathering   {  }

-Sadly it looks like every article on this page is a repeat-

 

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{ 11:14 am – Checking for typos and colorizing the headlines.    11:45 am— Almost ready to hit the ‘Publish’ button ———djo——— }

Sunday, 21 September, 2014 – CBC News Headlines:

Sunday, 21 September, 2014  -( 79˚F /26˚C –  & ‘mostly cloudy’ @ 2:30 pm in Ithaca )-

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

{ & again, these are not links. If you want to read these stories, listen to sound clips, or see any video -if there is any video- go to CBC dot CA/news.— & You can also find a link to the web cast of the most recent broadcast of “The National” the CBC’s ‘flagship nightly newscast’ under the “Must Watch” heading on their main page. — Thanks. ———djo——— }

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Weather radar
This is the storm that Atlantic Canadian residents are being warned about.
Thick pollution obscures city.
“A Bad Air Day” in Beijing. Reminds people of Los Angeles before the really strict automobile pollution controls kicked in.

 

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Lead Articles:

UN Climate Summit to lay groundwork for global plan to curb emissions   {  }

Thousands take part in climate change march in Manhattan   { & Marches around the world are under verbal attack by conservative propaganda machines and ‘mainstream journalists’ who have been bought and sold by them. }

Oliver urges weaker G20 countries to use stimulus programs   { *Elsewhere, this link says, “Oliver urges weaker G20 economies to follow Canada’s stimulus model” }

N.B. election campaign winding down; election Monday   {  }

Pope Francis praises Albania’s religious harmony   {  }

U.S. senator asks Obama to oppose Ontario nuclear waste plan   {  }

Canadian actress, playwright Linda Griffiths dead: family   {  }

4 children killed in crash weren’t wearing seatbealts   { There’s a photo of a messed up quad cab pickup and an explanation that, in a northeastern Pennsylvania crash the 4 children were not in booster seats or wearing seatbelts when the car in which they were traveling caused a high-speed multi-vehicle crash.   🙁  But, as horrible as that is, I wonder why this story would make a sort of front page on the CBC News web site. Is it time for Alex Jones or somebody to speak up and ask, “What are they trying to deflect us away from?”   —djo— }

-New- Rising BC Ferries fares drive some to abandon island life   { Yesterday a BC minister of transportation and infrastructure [ almost typed ‘infra-struction’ ] responded with snarky attitude to a claim by BC Municipalites that the failure of the BC Government to continue subsidising the Ferries was costing municipalities more than $2 billion dollars in lost tourist income. But after I saw how quickly they tore up the railroad tracks when a huge section of railroad west of Ottawa could not find a buyer, I had a sick-to-my-stomach feeling that if anybody wanted to dis-empower whole sections of the population they could isolate them by removing their ability to get around and communicate with each other, let’s hope this is not step “B” in a carefully crafted plan to institute political slavery in Canada. —djo— }

China’s witches’ brew of pollutions goes around the world    { I’m worried about the choice of subliminal verbal images here. Using any group, including witches, as a scapegoat image bothers me.   —djo— }

 

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“Offbeat”

Nothing new in ‘Offbeat’ today 🙁

 

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“Most Viewed”

Nude celebrity photo-leak: More images posted to online forums    { “Most likely connected to iCloud hack leak online” * “Gag” —djo— }

Alex Salmond says Scotland’s voters ‘tricked’ out of independence   {  “Salmond, who is stepping down as leader of the pro-independence Scottish National Party (SNP) after failing to persuade Scots to leave the United Kingdom, accused Britain’s three main political parties of winning last Thursday’s referendum by 55-45 percent by making a false promise of new powers. – “I think the vow was something cooked up in desperation for the last few days of the campaign and I think everyone in Scotland now realizes that,” said Salmond, referring to a pledge by Prime Minister David Cameron and other leaders before the vote to rapidly expand Scottish autonomy in the event of a “No”. – “It is the people who were persuaded to vote no who were misled, who were gulled, who were tricked effectively,” Salmond told BBC TV, saying he thought the last-minute promise had swayed the referendum’s outcome. – ‘I think the vow was something cooked up in desperation for the last few days of the campaign and I think everyone in Scotland now realizes that.’- Alex Salmond – If Britain voted to leave the European Union in a referendum pledged by Cameron in 2017, Salmond suggested that independence-minded Scots might push for another breakaway vote.”  —djo— }

Wind, rainfall warnings blanket Atlantic coastline   {  }

ISIS drives thousands of Syrians across border to Turkey   {  }

Calgary snow cleanup moves to curbsides, back lanes   {  }

-10 photo slide show- Philippines floods displace thousands   {  }

 

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Other:

-New- Calgary cougar shooting to get full review, justice minister says   { A four legged cougar, not a woman prowling for younger men as potential lovers, was shot outside a Calgary hospital.  —djo— }

-In Depth- Battle for your breakfast buck: Fast food attacks cereal’s supremacy   {  }

N.W.T. man spends $100K in search for Franklin’s grave   { “N.W.T.” = North West Territories.  —djo— }

Fire that destroyed 140-year-old church deemed ‘suspicious’   {  }

Corporate sponsors treading carefully in NFL’s domestic violence scandal   {  }

St. John’s woman learns how infant sister became victim of Nazi extermination   {  “Brunhild Stobbe was one of thousands of German children murdered by decree for being ‘unworthy’. In this case the 18 day old baby was found to have the ‘Rh negative’ blood condition, which was considered to be an impurity that moved the infant into the ‘incurably insane’ category. Therefore she was terminated by doctors. – All medical practitioners in Germany were under orders to report any children with developmental issues. Especially targeted were cases of Down syndrome, abnormal brain development, malformed spines and cerebral palsy. – ‘It was horrible for me to see that word “murdered.” And I cried. I looked at the other little stones, and they said murdered, murdered, murdered. And it really shocked me’—Gudrun Williams, Brunhild’s sister.  –
The files were passed on to a special ministry that decided whether the cases warranted further attention. – If they did, the parents were contacted and promised special treatment for their children, who were then admitted to special wards in hospitals across the country. – Like Brunhild, most of them never made it home. The standard procedure was to inject them with phenobarbital, which caused a slow death with symptoms resembling routine illnesses like pneumonia, tuberculosis and typhus.” *The cause of death on this baby’s death certificate read, “Pneumonia, idiocy” &  *This one warrants more than a sad face here.  —djo— }

‘I felt a bit bereft’: National newspapers no longer sold in Yellowkinfe   {  }

GM, Chrysler recalling hundreds of thousands of vehicles   { “General Motors and Chrysler are both recalling hundreds of thousands of vehicles with faulty parts that can cause injury. The impacted models include the Cadillac XTS, Chevrolet Impala sedans, the Jeep Grand Cherokees and Dodge Durangos. – General Motors is recalling 221,558 Cadillac XTS and Chevrolet Impala sedans because the brake pads can stay partially engaged even when they’re not needed, increasing the risk of a fire. – Chrysler is recalling almost 189,000 Jeep Grand Cherokees and Dodge Durangos in the U.S. to fix a fuel pump problem that can cause the SUVs to stall.”  —djo— }

100,000 Syrians fleeing ISIS have entered Turkey in past 24 hours   {   }

-Must Watch- Friends Central Perk Cafe in Beijing   { “Exact replica of cafe from hit sitcom allows fans to enjoy a cup of coffee and watch the show”   —djo— }

-Must Watch- Vladimir Putin’s Polish Doppelganger   { “Mr Slawomir was invited to the U.K. for a photo session as the Russian president’s double”   —djo— }

-Must Watch- 542 Batmen set world record   { “Nexen employees in Calgary set Guinness World Record for largest gathering of people dressed as the caped crusader”  —djo— }

-Editor’s Pick- NFL sponsors pulling back, but not out, over domestic violence scandal   {  }

 

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“Local / New Brunswick”

New Brunswick election campaign in its final day   {  }

Why does New Brunswick elect so many young premiers?   {  }

Atlantic coastline to be pounded by wind, rain   { That’s the big photo up top, which I inserted a long time after I started this today.  —djo— }

Climate change rallies held across Maritimes   {  }

Man arrested afte Saint John cab driver assault, bar fight   {  }

-East Coast Music- The Wilderness of Manitoba taking over New Brunswick   { *I did a double take at this headline. But, in the words of Bob Mersereau, “The Wilderness Of Manitoba has always had a rich sound, but it started out with lots of harmonies and a decided folk leaning. Quite beautiful actually. That beauty is still here on the group’s latest, but the music has moved over to a stronger pop-rock base. If it was a supermarket product, the album could be labelled, “Now with more drums! And extra-catchy too!” Indeed, for a band that was nominated for the Best Folk/Roots album at the last Juno’s, this album has lots of moments that Lyndsey Buckingham would covet. Heck, Christine McVie might want to rejoin this band.” In case you’re too young to understand the connection between Lyndsey Buckingham and Christine McVie- He’s comparing the group to Fleetwood Mac in the 80’s —djo— }

 

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“Aboriginal”

First Nations MP addressing Commons.
NDP MP Romeo Saganash talks about learning how a family member died after years of his family not knowing what happened or how it happened.

NDP forces Commons debate on murdered, missing indigenous women   {  }

Climate action rally at Peace Arch draws busloads of people  {  }

Frog Lake First Nations grandmothers march against substance abuse   {  }

Everything else on the Aboriginal page is a repeat from yesterday-

 

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{ 7:00 pm — After unexpected visits from family members and a couple happy distractions, I’m back on track here, ready to check for typos and use the crayons.   🙂   7:30 pm eastern time, ready to push the “Publish” button   ———djo——— }

Saturday, 20 September, 2014 – CBC News Headlines:

Saturday, 20 September, 2014  -( 70˚F /21˚C –  & ‘mostly cloudy’ in Ithaca @ 5:30 pm in Ithaca )-

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

{ & again, these are not links. If you want to read these stories, listen to sound clips, or see any video -if there is any video- go to CBC dot CA/news.— & You can also find a link to the web cast of the most recent broadcast of “The National” the CBC’s ‘flagship nightly newscast’ under the “Must Watch” heading on their main page. — Thanks. ———djo——— }

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— Oooops – I composed a message asking for one of my helpers to put this together for me this morning and then never sent it. It was still waiting to be sent when I got home about five minutes ago. Jim & Jim were apparently also quite busy today- Sorry for the inconvenience —djo—

Man in rain with Scottish flag draped over his shoulders.
“Scotland turned its back on independence – and with that on a chance to reinvent its economoy and society,” writes Don Pittis.

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Lead Articles:

Egyptian-Canadian Journalist inside a cage
Mohamed Fahmy as he appeared in court, inside a cage.

Mohamed Fahmy: Egypt’s president won’t interfere with courts in Canadian’s case   { Mohamed Fahmy is the Egyptian-Canadian journalist —djo— }

About 60,000 Syrian Kurds flee to Turkey as ISIS  advances   {  }

NATO chief says Ukraine has ceasefire ‘in name only’   {  }

Doug Ford kicks off his Toronto mayoral campaign   {  }

Ray Rice jersey swap attracts 7,000 Baltimore Ravens fans   {  }

Ebola burial team attacked in Sierra Leone amid lockdown   {  }

-New- Second man arrested in 2 days trying to enter White House   { The most interesting thing under this article is the related story: “Toddler apprehended by Secret Service at White House” -they caught a toddler somewhere where he or she should not have been?  —djo— }

 

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“Offbeat”

Smiling man with beaver house behind him.
“Explorer Rob Mark snaps a selfie on top of the world’s largest beaver dam.” – but they don’t show the dam, just the pond behind it.

Oktoberfest begins in Munich   { What is offbeat about this? —djo— }

‘Nearly empty’ Picasso museum reopens in Paris   {  }

U.S. explorer first person to reach massiver beaver dam in Alberta   {  }

Polar bears chew through silicone in Winnipeg zoo’s underwater tunnel   { “Yum”? -We’ll have to ask them how it tasted, anybody out there speak the polar bear dialect? Are you crazy enough to want to go talk to one of them? —djo— }

 

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“Most Viewed”

Why chimps kill other chimps — U.S. study uncovers main reason   { Male chimps kill other male chimps in order to increase the probability that they will be the ones who get to father the most baby chimps. -Scientists used to believe that the reason chimps killed each other had a lot more to do with tensions that increased when human communities expanded into chimp territory. Nope, it’s mostly sexual and a little bit territorial with keeping chimp guys away from ‘their’ chimp women.  —Sounds like high school and university fraternity attitudes.—  —djo— }

Onslow man, 19, facing attempted murder charge   { The 19-year-old Nova Scotian ran over a 17-year-old ‘with a car repeatedly’ according to police.   —djo— }

B.C. Ferries won’t get more government subsidies: Todd Stone    { “The B.C. government is trying to undercut a report that claims rising ferry fares are hurting the economy ahead of the Union of B.C. Municipalities’ annual general meeting next week. – Last week, the UBCM released a report that concludes B.C. missed out on more than $2 billion in economic activity over the past decade because of rising fares on BC Ferries

“- But in a letter to the UBCM’s president, B.C. Transportation and Infrastructure Minister Todd Stone said he rejects the conclusions of the report. – B.C. Transportation and Infrastructure Minister Todd Stone rejects the findings in the Union of B.C. Municipalities’ recent report that blames funding cuts to BC Ferries for robbing the B.C. economy of billions of dollars. – “Our sense of this report is it’s highly simplistic in terms of the analysis that’s been done,” he told CBC News on Friday. – “The assumptions that have been made that kind of underpin the findings of this report are so massively overstated that you could drive a ferry through them. – “It’s far too simplistic to suggest that just because someone may not have taken a ferry, they didn’t spend money in B.C. in some other facet.”  – ”  —djo— }

Jean Chrétien says Canada is all in on Iraq mission   {  }

Phoney cops scam money from tourists in Vancouver   {  }

Fire destroys St. John the Baptist church in Edmundston   {  }

ISIS takes over Syria Kurdish villages as thousands flee to Turkey   {  }

Leonardo DiCaprio film holds open casting call in Yellowknife   {  }

-11 photo slide show- Scotland tensions rise after referendum   {  }

-Blog- Scotland referendum: Alex Salmond gave up chance to negotiate, CBC readers say   {  }

 

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Other:

-Analysis- What’s in store for Scotland? Ask Quebec: Don Murray   { The main British parties in London are now talking about turning huge chunks of tax power over to Scotland’s assembly.   —djo— }

‘We could see palm trees bending in half’: Newlyweds head home after Mexico hurricane   {  }

‘The building is lost’: Fire destroys 140-year-old N.B. church   { Edmunston is in New Brunswick, Edmonton is in Alberta.  —djo— }

-Analysis- Polls suggest Liberals poised for government in N.B., despite PC gains   { * Liberals are calling for a moratorium on Fracking and Exploring for frackable shale gas and pointing out the track record of the sitting PC party, showing that 3,000 jobs have been lost in the past 4 years – all the while the PC party is claiming that Shale Gas -Fracking- and exploration -Fracking- are the key to New Bunswick’s economic future. So far, it looks like the people of New Brunswick see through the PC party’s propaganda.  —djo— }

Car veers off road, rolls over, sending 5 exchange students to hospital   { * This happened near Truro, Nova Scotia, late Friday night. One student is in an Intensive Care Unit, One was expected to remain in hospital for 48 hours, the remaining 3 were expected to be released within 24 hours. “The people in the car are all between the ages of 20 and 21, and are international exchange students from Asia attending school at St. Francis Xavier in Antigonish.”  —djo— }

First Nations girl refuses chemotherapy, may be forced back into treatment   { Link: >>—-> http://www.cbc.ca/news/aboriginal/jada-johnson-11-refuses-chemotherapy-may-be-forced-back-into-treatment-1.2772401 And I just learned there’s a whole ‘Aboriginal’ page on the CBC.ca/news site – Looks like we’re about to expand our headline coverage here- —djo— }

Ottawa crash leaves woman trapped in car for 40 minutes   {  }

U.S. Secret Service under scrutiniy after intruder gets into White House   {  }

-Must Watch- Man runs on White House lawn   {  }

-Must Watch- Dramatic SUV rescue   { “Group of Salt Lake City [ Utah ] residents flip an SUV to free 3 teens trapped inside”  —djo— }

-Editor’s Pick- Polls suggest Liberals poised for government in N.B.  { Probably the same article listed above, but this headline on the right side also says: “Éric Grenier takes a look at the numbers heading into the campaign’s final weekend” – Éric Grenier “is the founder of ThreeHundredEight.com, a website dedicated to political polling in Canada and electoral forecasts.”  —djo— }

-World- Nigeria town under seige by Boko Haram, at least 23 civilians dead   {  }

-Analysis- Is ISIS expanding worldwide?   {  }

-Politics- U.K. government sought referendum advice from Jean Chrétien   {  }

-Politics- NDP forces Commons debate on murdered, missing indigenous women   {   }

-Business- Flying fees backlash and hotel room tips debated: the business week in review   {  }

-Business- Expect to pay $83K more for a Canadian home than you initially planned: Survey   { * That’s the average amount the Bank of Montreal’s Fall Home-Buying Report came up with.   —djo— }

-Business- Canada’s bank oligopoly is good for consumers, says outgoing TD CEO  { Yes, and foxes are probably trying to tell you that they are the best guards for hen houses, and alligators will try to tell you they’re protecting the gazelles they look out for from drowning, -chomp chomp-.   —djo— }

 

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“Local / New Brunswick”

Children followed by strange man in 2 separate incidents   {  }

‘The building is lost’: Fire destroys 140-year-old N.B. church  {  }

Missing 13-year-old Moncton boy found safe   {  🙂  }

Michael Camp: Outmigration looms over final days of the election   {  }

-Timeline- Campaign 2014   {  }

 

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“Aboriginal News”

Link to >>—-> www.cbc.ca/news/aboriginal <—-<<  page

Activist Pam Palmater recalls 1st time she stood up for her rights   {  }

’60s Scoop adoptees find ‘some kind of belonging’ at national gathering   { “They were taken from their families as small children and grew up without their aboriginal culture and identity. Now a one-of-a-kind national gathering is bringing the adoptees together.” —djo— }

Residential school experiences form basis of Royal Winnipeg Ballet Production   {   }

Only 3 First Nations candidates running in New Brunswick election   { “Curtis Bartibogue is running as the NDP candidate in Miramichi Bay-Neguac, focusing his campaign on natural resource management and First Nations relations. – The other aboriginal candidates are Sheila Croteau, who is running for the Green Party in the riding of Portland-Simonds, and Raven-Chanelle Arsenault-Augustine, who is running for the People’s Alliance in Kent North.” —djo— }

New society plans educational TV channel for Nunavut   {  }

-12 photo slide show- Back-to-school braids   { Makes me wish I grew up close to an area that celebrates First Nations Culture.  —djo— }

-Features- Truth and Reconciliation: nearly 4 years of hearings wrap   {  }

-Features- Embedded   { “CBC Thunder Bay wants to help you break out of your cultural comfort zone.” * And I’m wondering if anybody thinks that might be a good thing? —djo— }

 

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{ & it’s 7:45 pm here in Ithaca and I actually feel like I accomplished something, even if I somehow lost the function that underlines in red all the words this process thinks are misspelled- time to check really close for typos and get out the crayons for the headlines-    8:20 pm -tell me it’s better late than never?- Clickin the “Publish” button-  ———djo——— }

Friday, 19 September, 2014 – CBC News Headlines:

Friday, 19 September, 2014  -( 54˚F /12˚C –  & ‘clear in Ithaca @ 10:30 am in Ithaca )-

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

{ & again, these are not links. If you want to read these stories, listen to sound clips, or see any video -if there is any video- go to CBC dot CA/news.— & You can also find a link to the web cast of the most recent broadcast of “The National” the CBC’s ‘flagship nightly newscast’ under the “Must Watch” heading on their main page. — Thanks. ———djo——— }

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— Tweet from EFF -Electronic Frontier Foundation- “Technology must be designed to help uphold human rights, not help governments violate them.” —

Scotland Votes 'No'.
Scotland’s Referendum Vote: The ‘No’ votes are the majority.

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Lead Articles:

-New- Even Scotland’s No vote holds lessons for Canada: Chriss Hall   { With several related headlines right under the above photo on the CBC News page.  —djo— }

French Jets launch 1st airstrikes against ISIS in Iraq   {  }

Scotland votes 55.3% to remain part of United Kingdom   {  }

B.C. teachers vote 86% to ratify 6-year deal   {  }

Scottish Nationalist Party leader Alex Slmond resigns   {  }

Netflix tells CRTC hearings to let market forces dictate   {  }

Annual inflation rate in August was 2.1%: StatsCan   {  }

-Analysis- Is ISIS violence expanding worldwide?   {  }

-Updated- Police issue Canada-wide warrant in shooting death of businessman   {  }

-Blog- NASA’s SpaceX, Boeing deal a giant leap for space flight: Bob McDonald   {  }

 

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“Offbeat”

World’s longest dog tail honours go to Calgary   {  }

‘Seeing Jesus in Toast’ study among winners of Ig Nobel prizes   {  }

-Repeat- Boeing’s ‘space taxi’ includes seat for a tourist   {  }

-Repeat- Watch scientists examine a minibus sized colossal squid   { * Why?  —djo—  }

 

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“Most Viewed”

Scotland Referendum: Voters say No to independence from U.K.   {  }

Apple’s iPhone 6 selling out early in Canada   {  }

Don Frigo shooting death: Canada-wide warrant issued for Boris Panovski   {  }

Iranian youth dancing to Pharrell Williams’ ‘Happy’ given suspended sentences   {  }

B.C. teachers’ strike: Could it have ended much sooner, asks Stephen Smart   {  }

Justin Trudeau hits bakl at ‘old men’ over abortion stance criticism   {  }

Escape from Los Cabos: Some Canadians return, some stuck in hurricane zone   {  }

8 Ebola workers found dead in Guinea, 6 suspects arrested   {  }

Netflix tells CRTC that consumers should vote with their dollars   { Netflix has never received a penny from me- —djo— }

-10 photo slide show- Apple’s iPhone 6 goes on sale around the world   {  }

-Blog- Scottish referendum: Story of No vote told on Britain’s front pages   {  }

 

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Other:

-Updated- ‘Heads over hearts’ rule as Scotland votes No to independence in historic referendum   {  }

Florida man shoots 6 grandchildren, daughter, self police say   {  }

-New- 91 lashes, jail time suspended for ‘Happy’ dancers in Iran   {  }

-Analysis- Scotland’s No vote doesn’t mean satisfaction with the way things are: Margaret Evans   {  }

-Analysis- ‘Unequal Treaties’: So much secrecy around Canada’s investment deal with China   {  }

Apple’s iPhone 6 frenzy: Tempers, joy and long lineups   {  }

Canadian navy to retire four Cold War era ships: Sources   {  }

Trudeau hits back at ‘old men’ over abortion stance criticism   {  }

France joins airstrike campaign, wipes out ISIS target in Iraq   {  }

-Analysis- Backbenchers won’t get much of a boost with reform bill: Kay O’Malley   {  }

B.C. teen killed in apparent random attack, say homicide investigators   {  }

Netflix warns Canada against regulating internet   { netflix told the CRTC not to dictate how much Canadian content should be delivered by the internet.  —djo— }

-New- Alibaba to tap market in $22B US IPO   {  }

-Must Watch- Philippe Couillard reacts to Scottish result   {  }

-Must Watch- Australian iPhone fail   { “Australian Jack Cooksey, who waited in line all night to be the first to buy an iPhone 6 in Perth, drops his new smartphone on camera” }

-Must Watch- World reaction to Scotland vote   {  }

-Editor’s Pick- A Tribe Called Red cancels museum show   { The group of DJs cited concerns about the way the Canadian Museum for Human Rights portrays aboriginal issues.  —djo— }

-Editors’ Pick- Why all the crecy around FIPPA agreement with China?   {  }

-World- Pound down slightly after Scotland voters reject indepencdence   {  }

-World- Child measles vaccination deaths in Syria appear linked to human error   {  }

-Canada- ‘I thought I was gong to die,’ says Canadian back from hurrican zone   {  }

-Politics- FIPA agreement with China: What’s really in it for Canada?   {  }

-Business- Cost of Keystone XL likely to jump 85%: TransCanada CEO   {  }

-Business- Markets rise after Scotland voters reject independence   {  }

-Health- Hospital ER times reveal some ‘disturbing’ waits   {  }

-Health- ‘I know I’ll beat this terrible disease,’ Rob Ford says in audio statement   {  }

-Arts & Entertainment- Canada’s Oscar contender announced today in Montreal   {  }

-Arts 7 Entertainment- Liam Neeson is ‘refreshing’ in A Walk Among the Tombstones   {  }

-Arts & Entertainment- Original Marquis de Sade scroll unfurled in France   {  }

-Technology & Science- New security measures on Apples devices will make it harder for law enforcement   {  }

 

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“Local / New Brunswick”

Liberal lead shrinks as Tories gain, CRA poll says   { “Liberal Leader Brian Gallant is clinging to a nine-point lead ahead of Monday’s provincial election as the Progressive Conservatives have managed to chip away at the lead. – The Corporate Research Associates poll had the Liberals with the support of 45 per cent of decided voters followed by the Progressive Conservatives with 36 per cent and the NDP with 11 per cent. – Meanwhile, the Green Party had six per cent and the People’s Alliance had two per cent. – Don Mills, the chairman of Corporate Research Associates, said on Twitter his poll shows the Tory support is coming at the expense of the expense of the NDP.”  —djo— }

Cardy, Gallant spar over Nazi parody video tweeted by NDP candidate   {  }

Memramcook-Tankramar legal challenge hangs over new riding   {  }

Dorchester inmate released in Moncton with strict conditions   {  }

{ & There are several articles on the New Brunswick page that suggest that Shale Gas can be extracted safely. ***NO! FRACKING CANNOT BE DONE SAFELY!*** —djo— }

 

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{ 12:45 pm  — ready to check for typos and get out the crayons ———djo——— }

Thursday, 18 September, 2014 – CBC News Headlines:

Thursday, 18 September, 2014  -( 56˚F /13˚C –  & ‘partly cloudy’ in Ithaca @ 9:30 am in Ithaca )-

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

{ & again, these are not links. If you want to read these stories, listen to sound clips, or see any video -if there is any video- go to CBC dot CA/news.— & You can also find a link to the web cast of the most recent broadcast of “The National” the CBC’s ‘flagship nightly newscast’ under the “Must Watch” heading on their main page. — Thanks. ———djo——— }

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Bagpiper, looks like the pipes are spitting fire.
Today’s the day for the Scottish Referendum.

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Lead Articles:

-Updated- ISIS-inspired beheading foiled in Australian counterterrorist raids   { 15 alleged ISIS-inspired demonstraters were detained in an alleged ‘random beheading plot’ in Sydney, Australia.  —djo— }

Polls open in historic Scottish independence vote   {  }

Toronto doctor says Rob Ford has malignant liposarcoma   {  }

Stranded Canadians arrive home from hurricane-hit Mexico   {  }

Ebola death toll in West Africa rises to 2,622: WHO   {  }

Air Canada to introduce $25 fee for 1st checked bag   {  }

-New- Scotland’s independence forces likely victors, no matter the vote: Nahlah Ayed   {  }

-Analysis- Cut them some slack: Go easy on families of cancer patients   {  }

-Analysis- ‘Too black’? Why the Atlantic Hawks co-owner’s email is no Donlad Sterling scandal   {  }

 

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“Offbeat”

Boeing’s ‘space taxi’ includes seat for tourist   {  }

-Repeat- Watch scientists examine a minibus-sized colossal squid   { No thanks, I don’t want to watch anybody dissect a squid.  —djo— }

Central Perk pop-up draws droves of Friends fans   {  }

-Repeat- George the goldfish A-OK after surgery to remove tomour   {  }

 

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“Most Viewed”

Scotland independence referendum: If Yes side wins, what happens next?   {  }

Nathan O’Brien murder case: Douglas Garland appearance draws gasps in courtroom   {  }

Scotland independence referendum: Voters line up to decide fate of U.K.   {  }

Muskox
This muskox was spotted in the Northwest territories near the Alberta border two years ago. Another was spotted last week in Manitoba.

Rare muskox spotted in northern Manitoba raises hopes for its return   { Another headline goes: “‘Lonely male’ muskox? Rare sighting of Arctic mammal in Manitoba”  —djo— }

Cancer sends shockwaves far beyond the patient: Nikhil Joshi   {  }

Rob Ford’s cancer diagnosis: Will the mayoral candidates soften their attacks?   {  }

Alex Hennessy captures own armed holdup on GoPro camera   {  }

-21 photo slide show- Scotland votes   { The first photo in this series is the one at the top of this article today.  —djo— }

-Blog- Rob Ford diagnosis generates outpouring of emotion online   {  }

 

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Other:

5 big issues an independent Scotland would have to address   {  }

-Analysis- Jim Prentice has a huge hill to climb to give Albertans what they want   {  }

U.S. border patrollers testing body cameras   {  }

Prescription drugs need to be tested on children to be effective, experts say   {  }

-New- Ukraine’s Porochenko meets with Obama, seeking more help   { Yesterday, the Ukrainian president met with PM Harper in Ottawa, hoping for closer ties and possibly, a deal to secure energy trade between Canada and Ukraine.  —djo— }

Fireball over Rockies was Russian spy satellite, experts say   {  }

Surrey teen’s death ‘suspicious’, police say   {  }

Artificial sweeteners linked to obesity epidemic, scientists say   {  }

Do distracted driving laws cover smartwatches?   {  }

-Must Watch- Tourists flee in wake of Hurricane Odile   {  }

-Must Watch- Secret satellite launch   { “An Atlas 5 rocket carrying a classified U.S. government satellite blasts off from Cape Canaveral, Fla.”  —djo— }

-Must Watch- Kalmaegi slams China   { Kalmaegi is a typhoon.  —djo— }

-Editor’s Pick- New iOS 8 apps launched for CBC News, Radio   {  }

-Opinion- Scotland referendum: Will slacktivists help secession succeed?   { * Now this is one snarky opinion >>—-> “Independence is too important a decision to place in the hands of teenagers” <—-<< Not my snarky opinion this time. —djo— }

-Richard III- King Richard III killed by two blows to bare head, forensics show   {  }

-Politics- Ukrainian president asks Canada to provide more loans, share intelligence   {  }

-Politics- Paul Martin on sparking a new conversation around aboriginal issues   {  }

-Business- Fed again pledges to keep interest rates low for a while yet   { The U.S. Federal Reserve – which is not a branch of the U.S. Government- it is a private organization that many say does not have our best interests in their agenda- are planning to keep interest rates down. & Janet Yellen’s photo with this article makes her look like a demented manipulatrix >>—-> Just my opinion <—-<<  —djo— }

-Business- CN to be fined for failing to move enough grain    { “Canadian National Railway will be fined for failing to comply with an order that it move a minimum amount of grain each week, a spokeswoman for federal Transport Minister Lisa Raitt said Wednesday in a move that caught the railway by surprise. – “As CN was not able to meet the minimum volume requirements (under the Fair Rail for Grain Farmers Act), the minister has decided to issue administrative monetary penalties to the company,” press secretary Jana Regimbal said in an email. – “The penalty is up to $100,000 per week and that is up to the minister’s discretion,” Regimbal added, noting it was the first such fine under the act. – ‘We can’t move what they don’t deliver.’- Claude Mongeau, CN – It was unclear what time frame was involved in imposing penalties under the act, which was passed last spring amid complaints that CN and rival CP Rail were providing poor services to western grain farmers.  —djo— }

 -Technology & Science- Gamers put own face on star players in NBA 2K15   {  }

-Community- CBC News readers suggest better pay for hotel workers rather than tip envelopes   {  }

 

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“Local / New Brunswick”

DNR officer received ‘strange call’ over Andrew Harvey charges   { DNR = Department of Natural Resources. Former DNR officer Allen Goodine started the investigation in November of 2011. The probe culminated in charges laid on July 29, 2014, three weeks before the start of the campaign for New Brunswick provincial elections. >>—-> “Goodine said he told supervisors about the charges in July because Harvey was a high-profile candidate. – But then, on Aug. 29, his last day on the job before he retired, he said he got a phone call from a senior bureaucrat at DNR. – He said the official wanted to know details of the charges, including the names of the people accused, at which courthouse the charge was filed, and the date set for pleas. – “At that time, I said, `I got a gut feeling. I think there’s something’s adrift here,’” Goodine told CBC News. – He said he’d never received a call like that in his 33 years with DNR. The questions were the kind one would ask if they wanted to look up the court file, he said. – “I really don’t know why he called, but I got a gut feeling that something just didn’t seem right.” – The day of the call, Aug. 29, was Friday before the Labour Day long weekend. Four days later, on the evening of Sept. 2, the CBC received an anonymous e-mail with the court charge document attached. Other media organizations were also tipped off. – A DNR spokesperson said Wednesday there would be no comment on the alleged phone call to Goodine.”  && “Harvey said in a political brochure that he has “powerful enemies” in the Progressive Conservative Party”  —djo— }

Immigration is key to New Brunswick’s economic growth   {  }

NDP staffer questions [Liberal Party Leader:] Brian Gallant at Liberal press conference   {   }

Homecare businesses hold out for better deal from province   {  }

-New Brunswick Votes 2014 & the www.cbc.ca/news/new-brunswick page: –

-interactive- NB Votes: Compare party platforms   {  }

Assembly of First Nations says its proposals on missing women ‘tossed aside’ by Ottawa  {   }

Police remove shale gas supporter from anti-shale event   {  }

-Editor’s Note- The journalism behind Brian Gallant’s second interview   {  }

-Featured Video- Wild edibles   { “Greg Osowski finds food in the forest”  —djo— }

-Gas Guru- Robert Jones: Weekly prices and predictions for gas and diesel.   { Gasoline prices in Canada have a suspicious propensity for rising and falling that lead many Canadians and visitors to Canada to believe that collusion is going on inside the offices of the gasoline retailers. Local gas station owners say they are being told what to charge, and the wild fluctiations in price are not their idea at all. One television comedy program showed a gasoline pump whose price spun up when an automobile owner picked up the pump handle and began to move toward his gas tank- and the price spun back down as he changed his mind and moved the pump handle back toward the pump. I thought that was both funny and ‘telling’.  —djo— }

 

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{ 11:34 am — checking for typos and colorizing the headlines. — 11:56 am >>—-> Ready to “Publish”   ———djo——— }

Wednesday, 17 September, 2014 – CBC News Headlines:

Wednesday, 17 September, 2014  -( 45˚F / 7˚C –  & ‘partly cloudy’ in Ithaca @ 8:30 am in Ithaca )-

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

{ & again, these are not links. If you want to read these stories, listen to sound clips, or see any video -if there is any video- go to CBC dot CA/news.— & You can also find a link to the web cast of the most recent broadcast of “The National” the CBC’s ‘flagship nightly newscast’ under the “Must Watch” heading on their main page. — Thanks. ———djo——— }

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"Yes" Truck
{Tweeted} The Poster says –  “End Tory rule forever” – This is on a vehicle in Scotland with ‘Yes’ stickers- endorsing Scottish Independence- && I don’t know enough to endorse either side. -djo-

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Lead Articles:

-Analysis- U.S. is off to a war that doesn’t make sense – again: Neil Macdonald   { “When U.S. President Barack Obama tried to build consensus last year for an air campaign against Syrian dictator Bashar al-Assad, the American public balked. But taking on ISIS is a whole other story, writes Neil Macdonald.”   —djo— }

Both sides in Scottish referendum make final  pitches today   {  }

PM Harper says 69 Canadian Forces members in Iraq   {   }

10% of Cdns had mental, substance-use disorder: StatsCan   {  }

Ex-B.C. jail guard taunted by inmate who raped sister   {  }

Ukraine president to address MPs , meet with PM Harper   {  }

-Analysis- Scottish independence vote could be as close as Quebec referendum: Éric Grenier   {  }

-Exclusive- ‘He would taunt me:’ Ex-prison guard says he endured verbal abuse from sister’s rapist   { The guard probably did not deserve that – But – to be fair here: We are finding out through DNA evidence that a lot of people in prison are innocent of the crimes they were convicted of – How many of them have to endure constant verbal and sometimes physical abuse from prison guards?  —djo— }

-New- Big business: How disabilities are transforming the marketplace   { “Big-name companies like Google see a lucrative and untapped market in designing products that work well for people who have disabilities.”  —djo— }

 

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“Offbeat”

Canadarm-like robot invented to clean bridges   { * Invented? Wouldn’t ‘Developed’ be a better word?  —djo— }

George the goldfish A-OK after surgery to remove tumour   {  }

Watch scientists examine a minibus-sized colossal squid   {  }

-Repeat- Apple’s one-click tool deletes unwanted U2 tracks   { * How about a one-click tool to delete the ice-holes who develop the ‘cute little tricks’ that change home-pages and install unwanted b.s. redirects and b.s. pages that pop up in browsers? I’ve got a new ‘service’ hijacking my secure search engine with an ‘Astromenda’ page full of crap I don’t want to see – ever – and I can’t make it go away- after deleting every trace several times it is still there. And it reinstalls yahoo all the time. Public castration would be too good for these ice-holes. —djo— }

 

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Apple’s iOS 8: It’s delivery day for new mobile operating system   { * Which, no doubt is full of security holes that make the NSA and their ilk very happy. Why does anybody ever need a new OS? Why does anybody need an iPhone? Where are they leading us? [“Where are we going and why are we in this handbasket?” — John B Wells]  —djo— }

iOS 8: 8 new things   { * 8 new things you probably wouldn’t want anything to do with if you knew what was going on behind the scenes and what’s imbedded in the operating system?  —djo— }

What Scotland independence crusader Alex Salmond learned from Quebec   {  }

Mariott hotels prompt guests top tip housekeepers with Envelope Please program   { *If employers like Mariott were honest and paid their housekeepers what they’re worth we would not be reading b.s. like this.  —djo— }

Master Cpl Denis Demers takes own life 2 weeks after standoff   { “A Canadian soldier involved in a 40-hour standoff with police in late August committed suicide last week, CBC News has learned. – Master Cpl. Denis Demers, 44, was a medical technician working with 2 Field Ambulance. He joined the Canadian Armed Forces in 2002 and was sent on tours to Afghanistan in 2008 and 2010, according to the Department of National Defence. – His body was found in Petawawa, Ont., near Barron Canyon Road — not far from his home on Labine Crescent — on Sept. 12 at about 7:30 p.m., OPP said. – Foul play is not suspected and the coroner’s office is now investigating, OPP said. – It comes about two weeks after Demers was involved in a long standoff with police at his home. – Master Cpl. Denis Demers, 44, joined the Canadian Armed Forces in 2002 and was sent on tours to Afghanistan in 2008 and 2010. – The standoff began after military police responded to a domestic call on Aug. 28. OPP were later called in to assist, along with tactical officers. – Demers was finally taken into custody under the Mental Health Act on Aug. 30.”  🙁  —djo— }

Rob Ford health update coming 1 week after tumour discovery   {  }

Harper sidestepped MPs on Supreme Court pick due to Nadon ‘leaks’   {  }

-17 photo slide show- Ebola battled in West Africa   {  }

-Blog- B.C. Teachers’ strike: what does public education mean to Canadians?   { In another area there is another headline: “B.C. teachers’ strike: When will schools reopen?” }

 

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Other:

-New- American arrested while trying to swim to North Korea   {  }

Jackie Chan’s son formally arrested by China in drug case   {  }

Syrians say ISIS are on the move, going underground and offline   {  }

Vikings bow to pressure, order Adrian Peterson away from team   { “Star NFL running back Adrian Peterson is charged with a felony for using a wooden switch to spank his four-year-old son.” * Jeeze –  If everybody who went overboard while spanking their kids could be charged with felony assault, we come from a nation of felons. My parents would certainly have been charged with felony spanking. – ¿ Is this a plot by the idjits who want to privatize prisons to make it look like everybody should be locked up? Or a move to a new form of slavery? Hmmmmm-   —djo— }

Cody Legebokoff sentenced to life on 4 counts counts of 1st-degree nurder   {  }

NASA Chooses Boeing, SpaceX to operate its ‘space taxi’   {  }

-World- Hurricane Odile: Mexico airlifts thousands of tourists   {  }

-Canada- Salmon runs in Atlantic Canada, Quebec in serious decline   {  }

-Politics- Rob Nicholson insists military mental health service improving   { Defence Minister Rob Nicholson looks like too many other slimey government mouthpieces who believe that they can make something true by sheer force of their unholy will. I guess this is a world-wide problem. Anybody who believes in ‘leadership’ should be tested for mental illness and declared unfit for public office. —djo— }

-Politics- Peter Stoffer to reoffer [/run for office] in 2015 election  { “The Nova Scotia MP will run in the next election in the new riding of Sackville-Preston-Chezzetcook. – “Although at the beginning of the last campaign I had every intention of leaving, I’m announcing today I’ll be seeking the nomination for the new riding of Sackville-Preston and Chezzetcook for the next upcoming election to ensure that my friend and colleague, Mr. Tom Mulcair becomes the next prime minister of Canada and that we can show Canadians a truly positive and progressive government,” said Stoffer. – “Unfortunately Mr. Harper and the Conservatives — and I say this with great respect for my Conservative friends — they’ve overstayed their welcome,” he said. –  Stoffer said there’s still much work to do on the veterans affairs file. – “These men and women put their life on the line, their country asks them to shed blood for them — all they’re asking for in return is a little recognition that they’ve got a problem, and that they need help and they need it yesterday, not six months from now,” said Stoffer. – The announcement comes one day after Stoffer said he’d like to become the ombudsman for Veterans Affairs Canada. – Stoffer also spoke in past tense Tuesday when asked about his political career, fuelling speculation he may leave politics. – First elected in 1997, Stoffer is Official Opposition critic for veterans affairs. Over the years, he’s served as the critic for fisheries, shipbuilding, seniors, amateur sport, Canada Post, the Atlantic Canada Opportunities Agency and defence. – The fixed election date is Oct. 19, 2015, but Stoffer told a scrum of reporters Wednesday he expects the election will be called early, after a spring budget.”   —djo— }

-Business- U.S. Steel Canada files for court-supervised protection   {  }

-Business- Jim Prentice says many Alberta First Nations are behind new pipeline projects   { And a lot of First Nations people say that Jim Prentice has a forked tongue. —djo— }

-Arts & Entertainment- Leonardo DiCaprio named UN messenger of peace   {  }

 

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“Local / New Brunswick”

Miramichi River salmon numbers hit record low in 2014   {  }

Tailings pond leaks revealed at Cassidy Lake mine site   {  }

Environment rules tough enough, David Alward insists   { That’s a strange juxtaposition, a toxic leak from a mine right above the premier of New Brunswick trying to tell us that we don’t need any more environmental protection than the rules that are already in place?   —djo— }

Political will needed to preserve rural New Brunswick, expert says   { Susan Machum, the Canada reserach chair in rural social justice at St Thomas University, said politicians need to avoid allowing industries to set up in New Brunswick that may harm rural communities. She likes small-scale projects that create jobs, rather than megaprojects  that make a couple people rich and impoverish thousands.  ‘Our resources should be used to meet local needs not corporate profits. If our resources are valuable today, they should be even more valuable tomorrow.’ – Susan Machum <—-<< That was from another article, one that she wrote.  —djo— }

 

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Tuesday, 16 September, 2014 – CBC News Headlines:

Tuesday, 16 September, 2014  -( 54˚F / 12˚C –  & ‘mostly cloudy’ in Ithaca @ 8:30 am in Ithaca )-

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

{ & again, these are not links. If you want to read these stories, listen to sound clips, or see any video -if there is any video- go to CBC dot CA/news.— & You can also find a link to the web cast of the most recent broadcast of “The National” the CBC’s ‘flagship nightly newscast’ under the “Must Watch” heading on their main page. — Thanks. ———djo——— }

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A lotta people, & a lotta flags.
Referendum Rally in B.C. – 1995?

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Lead Articles:

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

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

Ukraine ratifies landmark deal to deepen ties with EU   {  }

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

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

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

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

 

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“Offbeat”

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

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

Alouettes receiver challenges Bruins forwards to NHL 15   {  }

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

 

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“Most Viewed”

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

 

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Other:

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

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

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

-Feature- NFL punishments by the numbers   {  }

Why would someone want their salary in bitcoin?   {  }

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

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

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

-Must Watch- California wildfires   {  }

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

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

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

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

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

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

 

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“Local / New Brunswick”

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

School crossing guard cuts considered in Saint John   {  }

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

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

Sally Ng: Innovationmust be nurtured and developed   {  }

-New Brunswick Votes 2014-

Liberal silence on hotel levy worries Moncton Councillors   {  }

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

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

Accounting firms aren’t endorsing campaign promises   {  }

Spin Reduxit political podcast   {  }

Early voting draws 46,000 voters   {  }

 

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

Monday, 15 September, 2014 – CBC News Headlines:

Monday, 15 September, 2014  -( 48˚F / 9˚C –  & ‘mostly cloudy’ in Ithaca @ 8:00 am in Ithaca )-

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

{ & again, these are not links. If you want to read these stories, listen to sound clips, or see any video -if there is any video- go to CBC dot CA/news.— & You can also find a link to the web cast of the most recent broadcast of “The National” the CBC’s ‘flagship nightly newscast’ under the “Must Watch” heading on their main page. — Thanks. ———djo——— }

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Auroroa over Evergreens
This photo was shot by Doug McLean near Saint John, N.B. last Friday.

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Lead Articles:

3 Canadian political leaders.
Leaders of the 3 biggest political parties in Canada. Left to right: Stephen Harper, Conservative – Tom Mulcair, NDP – Justin Trudeau, Liberal. Elizabeth May of the Green Party didn’t make the CBC’s cut here.

Parliament’s back, but don’t expect to see the leaders much   { “MPs are back in Ottawa today, but Canadians expecting to see the party leaders facing off every day in question period may be disappointed.” The author of the article behind the headline suggests that the leaders believe they may be winning more votes by being seen out in the ‘real world’ than by sitting in Parliament, doing the work of legislating. —djo— }

Swedish centre-left party wins election but not majority   {  }

Tensions flare at  rally for striking teachers in Vancouver   {  }

Response to ISIS must be global, says French president   {  }

Britain to ‘hunt down’ ISIS after aid worker beheaded   {  }

-New- Rob Ford tumour diagnosis: Do politicians have a right to medical privacy?   { Maybe it should be noted that I don’t think any reporter for a main stream news gathering organization in the USA would ask this question.  —djo— }

-Go Public- Clients feel duped into hiring lawyers now suspended   {” Clients of two lawyers accused of serious misconduct are outraged over being kept in the dark about their lawyers’ records, which they said derailed their cases and cost them thousands.”  —djo— }

-New- Downsizing: Losing weight is hard, but it’s the only option   { A writer in St. John’s, Newfoundland writes about his decision to ‘transform his body, and his life.’ On the page that is this article you can either listen to a segment from ‘Definitely Not The Opera’ or look at a video.  —djo— }

 

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“Offbeat”

Dutch stage tomato fight against Russian sanctions   {  }

+ 3 repeat articles from the weekend

 

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Django Unchained atcress Daniele Watts detained by L.A. police   {  }

Liberal polling lead [is] more than a Justin Trudeau honeymoon   {  }

No arrests yet in deadly shooting near Clinton, Ont.[-ario]   { Another link to this article has the headline: ‘Why the silence?’: Few details released after rural Ont. shooting  —djo— }

Abdul Monir, 31, shot dead just months after arriving in Canada   { Abdul Monir came to Canada from Afghanistan in May, began working for a Pizza parlour two weeks ago. He was one of two people shot, the restaurant owner is still alive, in critical condition.  —djo— }

Canadian citizens charged in $68M US drug bust in Australia    {  }

Air France strike wipes out more than half its global flights today   {  }

& The Oscar Pistorius slide show -20 photos- is up for the 3rd day and “Facebook Messenger found to be tracking ‘a lot more data than you think’” is also up for the 3rd day.

 

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Other:

-New- How to select a jury for Luka Magnotta   {  }

-New- L.A. police detain black actress for ‘showing affection’ with white boyfriend   {  }

-Updated- Iran rejects call for global strategy against ISIS   {  }

Non-profits turn to crowdfunding to save data cut by feds   { “How many day-care spaces exist in Canada? How much do the country’s poorest receive in welfare income? Are freshwater fish harmed by cleaning products? – For decades, the federal government paid to answer these questions. Now, non-profit groups are asking the public for donations in a desperate bid to save the data from extinction. – In the past year, three groups turned to crowdfunding, using the trendy but time-consuming online campaign that raises one small donation at a time. The trio — who seek to save child-care, welfare and environmental data — have a combined goal of $70,000. – As the onus in Canada for collecting some key data passes over to a non-profit sector reliant on one-off donations and small fee-for-service contracts, some worry about the impact of such a fragile arrangement. – “Certainly, it’s a bit of a stop-gap measure,” said Evidence for Democracy’s executive director, Katie Gibbs. “It’s pretty hard to do research under that condition of very short-term funding.” – Two of the campaigns successfully achieved their goals — including a think-tank rescuing welfare data and a fundraiser held by the world-renowned Environmental Lakes Area research group, the near-demise of which garnered widespread media attention.”  *** If Walter Burien of CAFR1.com is right and almost all of the federal, state, provincial and municipal governments in this world are lying about their income streams and how much money they actually have— Then these programs were not ‘un-funded’ to save money, they were probably un-funded by groups who don’t want their agenda derailed by the truth they would rather not let you have access to. —djo— }

Powerful Hurricane Odile bears down on Mexico’s Baja coast   {  }

Heroin packed under frozen fish: 2 Canadians charged in massive drug bust   {  }

-Exclusive- End-of-life care must be improved, federal health minister says   {  }

-Updated- Cancer-stricken British boy undergoes 1st proton treatment for brain tumour   {  }

-Must Watch- Kady O’Malley previews Parliament’s return   { Kady O’malley is billed as a “Political Blogger”  —djo— }

-Must Watch- TIFF 2014 highlights   {  }

-Editor’s Pick- Your photos of the northern lights after the solar storm   {  }

-Editor’s Pick- -In Depth- Sable Island: A living treasure   { “A look at Canada’s newest national park reserve” }

-Politics- MPs agenda for the fall: House cleaning and trade deals   {  }

-Business- Russia creates emergency fund to deal with Western sanctions   {  }

-Arts & Entertainment- TIFF People’s Choice Award foes to The Imitation Game   {  }

-Technology & Science- Ocean algae can evolve fast to tackle climate change, study shows   { *** And remote viewers have said that they see a future in which the bad guys have poisoned the land and water by fracking and other evil practices and the world comes to depend on a blue-green algae for its biggest safest food source.  —djo— }

 

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“Local / New Brunswick”

David Alward’s PC campaign risks missing undecided voters   {  }

People with signs.
Lincoln, N.B. residents voted down a proposal to form a village.

David Shipley: Leadership needed to end ‘undemocratic’ LSD model   { “LSD” = local service district. – “David Shipley, who served as a member of the Rusagonis-Waasis Local Service District Advisory Committee, said the existing model is paralyzing many rural communities that are experiencing rapid growth. – Shipley was involved in the LSD advisory board when Rusagonis-Waasis was exploring the idea of becoming a rural community. – The community of roughly 3,300 people, which is outside of Fredericton, is experiencing significant growth but as a local service district it lacks full local control over its decisions. – Shipley pointed out the community has 900 people under the age of 18 but it does not have a local park, a decision that a rural community could have changed easily. – He said a variety of reasons, ranging from apathy to concerns over lost influence in a new form of governance, caused the push to become an elected rural community to fail. – Shipley wrote in a special op-ed for CBC News the next provincial government should lay out a clear process for ending the existing LSD system.”  *** & Any time I hear a politician utter the word ‘Leadership’ my flesh crawls. Leadership implies that some ice-hole stands up and screams ‘Do things my way!’ And that rarely turns out to be a good idea. The best ‘leaders’ are those who set off on a difficult course, realizing that not many others would want to follow their example or tackle whatever tasks they set for themselves. They do not force their agenda on anyone. They take on responsibility because they couldn’t respect themselves if they didn’t, not because they are seeking any political or monetary gain. —djo— }

Brian Gallant questions timing of Andrew Harvey charges   {  }

 

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Sunday, September 14, 2014 – CBC News Headlines:

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

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

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

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

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

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Lead Articles:

Tweet
One tweet from somebody not very happy with Stephen Harper.

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

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

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

North Korea sentences American to 6 years hard labour   {  }

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

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

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

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

 

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“Offbeat”

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

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

 

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“Most Viewed”

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

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

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

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

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

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

Hiker falls to his death climbing glacier near Squamish   {  }

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

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

 

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Other:

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

-World- :

Typhoon Kalmaegi slams northeastern Philippines   {  }

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

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

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

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

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

 

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“Local / New Brunswick”

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

RCMP looking for witnesses in fatal Royal Road crash   {  }

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

-New Brunswick Votes 2014-

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

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

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

 

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

Saturday, 13 September, 2014 – CBC News Headlines:

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

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

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

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

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

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Lead Articles:

Tweet
One tweet from somebody not very happy with Stephen Harper.

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

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

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

North Korea sentences American to 6 years hard labour   {  }

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

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

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

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

 

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“Offbeat”

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

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

 

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“Most Viewed”

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

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

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

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

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

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

Hiker falls to his death climbing glacier near Squamish   {  }

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

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

 

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Other:

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

-World- :

Typhoon Kalmaegi slams northeastern Philippines   {  }

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

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

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

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

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

 

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“Local / New Brunswick”

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

RCMP looking for witnesses in fatal Royal Road crash   {  }

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

-New Brunswick Votes 2014-

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

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

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

 

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

Friday, 12 September, 2014 – CBC Headline News:

Friday, 12 September, 2014  -( 57˚F / 14˚C –  With scattered clouds ‘somewhere east of Ithaca @ 11:11 am Atlantic Time )-

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

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

{ Doug asked me to at least start today’s News Headlines, one more time- he’s had a rough week —————Jim }

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Man playing bagpipes.
Choices for today’s Lead Photo included a 7 foot tall dog and a new version of the batmobile.

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Lead Articles:

-Updated- Oscar Pistorius out on bail again after guilty verdict   { The judge de3cided he was guilty of ‘culpable homicide’. }

Hospital says Toronto Mayor Rob Ford resting but in pain   {  }

Montreal mayor not satisfied by Enbridge’s Line 9 answers   {  }

Priest guilty of 24 more sexual abuse charges in Nunavut   {  }

‘As a patient, you are floored’: Dr. C on Rob Ford’s tumour diagnosis   { A doctor explains what goes through a patient’s mind when they are given a diagnosis like Rob Ford’s.   —jim  }

-New- Taliban militants who shot Malala Yousafzai arrested, Pakistan says   {  }

-New- Scottish referendum: The issues that may decide it   { “6 days to go” says the voice on BBC radio —jim }

 

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Dog on hind legs taller than his human.
Zeus, A Great Dane from Michigan, lived almost 6 years- 🙁

“Offbeat”

Farewell to Zeus: World’s tallest dog stood over 7 feet tall   {  }

‘Freckles’ the calico lobster caught off Maine   {  }

Under the dome: 1958 plan for Iqualuit was town under concrete shell   {  }

Canadian Burger fans flip over In-N-Out pop-up   {  }

 

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“Most Viewed”

Nicole Kidman’s father Tony dies in Singapore   {  }

3 dead babies found in Massachusetts home ‘filled with vermin’   {  }

Rob Ford still in hospital as election deadline looms   {  }

Cody Legebokoff guilty of 4 counts of 1st degree murder   {  }

Conservatives’ fall priorities add up to one: winning re-election   { To quote Doug on this – “Well- ‘duh’!” – But I have detected a sudden atmosphere change toward sneering mockery and haughty posing among Conservatives across the board in the last couple days. It was spooky, as if they’d all been coached to make faces and act like 8-year-old bullies. —jim }

-8 photo slide show- Batmobile returns: It’s back in black   { And looks more like a streamlined tank with high tech machine guns than anything else.  —jim }

Ari Fleischer, Preside George W. Bush’s former press secretary, tweets moment-by-moment account of his 9/11 experience   { *** Sorry, I can’t believe this. The former press secretary might have been out of the loop but ‘Dubble-yuh’ was too well rehearsed when he officially received the news while talking to a room full of kids. The BBC reporter’s premature announcement that building 7 came down was damning. And the increasing number of professionals, including building engineers who said a building could not come down the way the two biggest towers did unless they’d been set up before hand –  and pilots who testified that nobody who had learned to fly a Cessna could jump into the cockpit of a huge multi-engine passenger jet and aim it at something like a building at the speed it was traveling at – bring me to the conclusion that either the real bad guys behind this attack will be unmasked, or they’ll try very hard to pull off even worse acts to cover their butts as they try to get away from the angry mobs that will want their heads on spikes in public somewhere. —jim }

 

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Other:

-Analysis- Stephen Harper’s focus for the fall: It’s all about next year  { To mis-quote Princess Leia from the first Star Wars movie they released in 1977 “The more you tighten your grip, the more [ disillusioned voters ] will slip through your fingers-” —jim }

-New- Search underway for more bodies in squalid U.S. home   { -gag- }

Nicole Kidman’s father dies ‘unnatural death’ in Singapore   { The terminology could refer to a fall or other accident as well as the violent images that fill our heads here in the Americas when we hear something like that.  —jim }

-New- Ian Paisley, the Protestant firebrand of Nothern Ireland, dies at 88   { BBC radio is playing excerpts of his speeches that rival Adolph Hitler’s tone and cadence.  —jim }

Harper OKs Canada-China foreign investment deal after lengthy delay   {  }

Memorial services set for 5 slain kids as father appears in court   { This was in Mississippi – & Sheesh! Today’s headlines are filled with gore and yucky stuff. —jim }

Ohio school shooter who wore ‘killer’ t-shirt escapes prison for several hours   {  }

Quebec ex-cardiologist and child killer could be a free man today   {  }

Ukraine ceasefire: Dozens of prisoners exchanged between Ukraine, rebels   { And yesterday, the tweet-os-phere was home to photos of soldiers with swastikas on their helmets.  —jim }

Women fight back against rampant sexism in video game industry   { Ever heard the phrase, “Pink it and shrink it” ? In a self-fulfilling policy agenda, the gaming industry farmed games for women & girls out to lower budget groups and spent a lot less on their development- & when the not so wonderful games were released, most women and girls were bored with them, so industry pundits pointed at that and said, “See?- Girls don’t buy games-” – That was from an interview on a CBC radio one talk show yesterday —jim }

-Must Watch- Mixed reaction to Pistorius ruling   {  }

-Must Watch- Volcano eruption in Iceland   {  }

-Must Watch- Calgary cleans up after September snow   {  }

-Editor’s Pick- American shakedown: Police won’t charge you, but they’ll grab your money   { “U.S. police running scheme to seize as much of public’s cash as they can”  —jim }

-Editor’s Pick- TIFF 2014: Day 8 highlights   { “Tobey Maguire and Liev Schreiber meet the press and fans at TIFF”  —jim }

-World- How 9/11 hastened the decline of the American empire   {  }

-Canada- Franklin expedition discovery shows change in Arctic   {  }

-Canada- Premier, Konrads.ca brand spices recalled over salmonella risk   {  }

-Politics- 49 new Order of Canada recipients include composer, judge   {  “The honourees include former Supreme Court Justice Marie Deschamps, composer R. Murray Schafer and former P.E.I. Premier Alexander Campbell.” —jim }

-Politics- Shawn Atleo agreed to ‘substantive amendments’ to First Nations education bill   { “Shawn Atleo, the former national chief for the Assembly of First Nations, signed off on amendments to the federal government’s controversial aboriginal education bill after an initial draft was rejected by First Nations, documents filed in federal court show.” – He “quit the AFN last May amid criticism from First Nations leaders that he had grown too close to the federal government given his support for the aboriginal education bill.”  —jim }

-Business- EI premiums: Joe Oliver announces cuts for small businesses   { And last night’s tweets included one that was very close to :  – Thousands of workers see Joe Oliver give their bosses a big tax break – and nothing for them-  —jim }

-Business- Canadian dollar at lowest level in 5 months   { -I’ll tell you – after several years of watching the Canadian ‘Looney’ rising and falling in relation to the value of the U.S. dollar, I’m convinced that these machinations have nothing to do with anything involving economic ‘reality’  —jim }

-Business- If Yes side wins, Royal Bank of Scotland would move to London   { After an extended period of un-slanted comments coming to us about Scottish Independence, in the last 3 or 4 days, the tone has changed to threats and foot stamping- childish behaviour by the Britts.  —jim }

-Health- Ebola patients need international help urgently, WHO says   { -And there’s something about the ‘Ebola crisis’ that sounds ‘not-quite-right’ to me – —jim }

-Health- Woman died during medevac plagues with equipment problems: coroner   {  }

-Health- Cancer-zapping proton therapy only considered medically suitable for rare patients   {  }

-Arts & Entertainment- Neil Young reportedly dating Daryl Hannah ‘for months‘   { -Privacy issues aside here, this may be one of the least snarky headlines in the gossip business in a long time. —jim }

-Arts & Entertainment- Michael Che to anchor SNL’s Weekend Update    { -Um, I kind of haven’t been paying much attention to what’s going on at Saturday Night Live since the Chevy Chase / John Belushi days – —jim }

-Technology & Science- Bizarre dinosaur Spinosaurus was built to swim   {  }

-Technology & Science- Blackberry buys ‘virtual SIM card’ maker   {  }

-Community- Minecraft fans worried about potential Microsoft acquisition   { * There should be live links in this >>—-> “From nine-year-old kids to hardcore adult gamers, Minecraft holds a special place in the hearts of millions worldwide. – Owned and developed by Swedish software giant Mojang, the highly immersive sandbox video game is currently the No. 1 most downloaded paid app for both Apple and Android devices, with an additional 54 million copies sold for desktop computer and console versions of the game. – Fans of the game, which allows players to construct their own virtual worlds out of Lego-like cubes, have been known to recreate elaborate film and TV sets, iconic landmarkshistorical battles, viral videos  — even entire countries in Minecraft. – Minecraft wedding proposals, Halloween costumes, and merchandise have also become quite common in recent years, as the game — originally launched for PCs in 2009 — gains steam among players around the world. – Needless to say, Minecraft is huge — and extremely important to those who play it often. – Thus, when the Wall Street Journal reported this week that Microsoft was in talks with Mojang to buy the game for more than $2 billion, many were displeased.”  —jim }

-Community- Netflix, Reddit join ‘internet slowdown’ protest.  { *** I think we’re supporting that, too- maybe not as obviously as some- —jim }

 

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“Local / New Brunswick”

Province approved export of 3,000 truckloads of pulp in 2014   { “The New Brunswick cabinet has approved the export of 120,000 cubic metres of pulp wood from Crown land so far this year.” & First Nations and New Brunswickers worried about jobs being exported have been complaining about tactics like this- the premier who claims he is only doing stuff like this to ensure that New Brunswick people can stay in this province and find work here is shipping their potential jobs to Maine, Nova Scotia, Quebec and Europe. —jim }

Brian Gallant’s energy stance hypocritical, David Alward says   { – I think I just pointed out in the article above this one, that premier David Alward’s ‘jobs’ stance was even more hypocritical that what he’s accusing his opponents of being and doing. —jim }

Bathurst collecting Costco membership fees to lure retailer   {  }

Parties report election sign vandalism in continuing   { – I saw what I thought was 3 NDP signs go missing from a short stretch of a local main road last week. 2 of them came back- I don’t know if this means anything, but: the only PC signs up in this area are on vacant lots and non-residential places, like churches-  What I saw in a one kilometer stretch was 4 signs for NDP candidates, 2 signs for Liberals, now 1 or 2 for Green Party candidates and maybe 2 for the ‘Alliance’ party in the same, non residential spots as the PC signs. —jim }

-New- RCMP seek help finding missing Moncton man   {  }

Saint John at centre of drug trafficking ring stretching to N.S., Quebec   {  }

-New- New Moncton-based software will help companies find employees   {  }

Missing 14-year-old Fredericton girl found safe   { Yay! }

“New Brunswick Votes 2014”

David Alward links shale gas to Moncton’s economic rebirth   { PC affiliated premier David Alward has put all his political eggs in the Shale Gas Fracking basket. Last night on television news somebody came up with a new poll that, unlike the CBC poll of a couple days ago, instead of reporting that the voters were divided almost right down the middle claimed a big majority of New Brunswickers wanted to be fracked. Sounds like the propaganda campaigns are coming up with ‘don’t try to confuse me with the facts’ tactics. —jim }

-Interactive- NB Votes: Compare party platforms   {  }

 

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{ 1:35 pm — Proofreading and coloring the headlines —  >>—->” Publish” @ 1:55 pm   —————Jim }

Thursday, 11 September, 2014 – CBC News Headlines:

{ Copied and Pasted from ‘Future Vision’ — Thanks, again, Jim —  ———djo——— }

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Thursday, 11 September, 2014  -( 68˚F / 20˚C –  & overcast ‘somewhere east of Ithaca @ 9:33 am Atlantic Time )-

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

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

{ Doug asked me to at least start today’s News Headlines, he’s tied up at work- Again- —————Jim }

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Bear with pole and flag on putting green
Golfers at a British Columbia resort ‘were surprised to find their putting green turned into a playground by this baby bear.’ – who danced with a pole and made off with a golf ball.-

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Lead Articles:

-Live- Oscar Pistorius cleared of murder charges, lesser finding possible   { “Premeditated murder ruled out-”  But the judge adjourned until tomorrow morning at 9:30 am, their time, when she might ‘let the other shoe drop’ —jim }

Dominatrix booted from Senate hearing on prostitution bill   { -She was feisty- and said that if they passed the bill the way it is, she would make sure they forgot all about the Mike Duffy matter by releasing names and details she has on politicians.  }

B.C teachers vote 99.4% in favour  of binding arbitration   { }

Obama outlines U.S. strategy to ‘ultimately destroy’ ISIS   {  }

Rob Ford undergoes tests after abdominal tumour found   {  }

CRTC hearings: How the outcome could affect your cable and internet bill   { ‘experts’ say whatever proposals Canada’s broadcast regulator adopts, it will still hit Canadians in the pocketbook. —jim }

-Analysis- Travelling to the U.S.? Beware the police cash-grab: Neil Macdonald   { “Across America, law enforcement officers – from federal agents to state troopers right down to sheriffs in one-street backwaters – are operating a vast, co-ordinated scheme to grab as much of the public’s cash as they can, writes Neil Macdonald.”  – & I found that out the hard way on my way to my sister’s funeral in March of 2007 —jim }

 

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“Offbeat”

Couple looks at statue of aroused devil in Vancouver.
“This statue was not commissioned by the city of Vancouver and was removed, but not before a lot of commuters and other Vancouver citizens got a good look at it. When they described it as ‘horny’ they weren’t referring to the horns on his head.”

Baby bear dances with flag, makes off with ball on B.C. golf course   {  See the photo at the top of today’s stuff?  —jim }

Hilarious homemade ‘Apple Watch’ designs flood Twitter   { There’s a photo of this below.  —jim  }

Devilishly naked statue erected near Vancouver SkyTrain line   { See ‘tastefully’ blocked photo above —jim }

Flinging elastic bands could land students in academic journal   {  }

 

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“Most Viewed”

Oscar Pistorius cleared of murder charges, finding of culpable homicide possible   { I saw a tweet about this earlier –  “If found guilty of culpable homicide [manslaughter] he could be sentenced to up to 15 years in prison – But there is so much going on this morning in “Tweetland” — I can’t find that tweet again.  —jim }

American shake down: Police won’t charge you, but they’ll grab your money   { *** They did charge me- I was probably going one mile an hour over the speed limit – downhill on Route 91 south through Vermont on my way to my sister’s funeral – when they pulled me over – I thought I was getting out of their way while they chased after somebody else- nope- the Canadian plates must have tweaked their radar- then they lied about the speed on the ticket. Cathi had me drive 20 miles out of our way to pay the ticket before we returned. & on a Saturday morning, with no “No Parking” signs visible- we parked with several other cars outside an open building, went in and paid the ticket and came back outside to find a parking ticket on our windshield. —Sigh, no reason to get frustrated or angry — They will implode and not enjoy the rest of their lives — I don’t even want to think about it.  —jim }

Rob Ford’s tumour diagnosis and the future of Toronto’s race for mayor   { I’d still vote for Michael Moore, or maybe, more likely, Olivia Chow- but I’m nowhere near Toronto, thank goodness.  —jim }

Joe Oliver set to announce EI premium cut to boost hiring   { Joe Oliver is the current federal government’s Finance Minister – Sounds like somebody’s trying to buy votes for the Conservative side in local elections and in next year’s federal election.  –  —jim }

Scotland referendum no longer about keeping calm and carrying on    { Yes, we noticed yesterday that the British PM and others were starting to sling mud and verbal arrows at the possibility that they might succumb to outrageous fortune for the ‘Crown’ — The vote will take place next week.  —jim }

University of Toronto math student attacks prof with knife   { and yesterday’s tweet of the day was “from @ConspiracyWATCH – “The first thing a tyrannical government does is control learning” —jim }

Ford car makers wear ‘age suits’ to design for older drivers   {  }

9/11 anniversary: National September 11 Museum open for 1st time   { & There were lots of tweets of American flags being unfurled in odd places this morning  —jim }

-13 photo slide show- Scotland independence vote looms   {  }

-Blog- Olive Garden’s ‘7 weeks of unlimited pasta for $100’ promo goes horribly awry   { 1,000 tickets for ‘7 weeks of unlimited pasta, soup, salad and cola’ went on sale for $100 U$ each — and apparently a lot more than 1,000 people who couldn’t get in on the bargain were not very happy about it.  —jim }

 

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Other:

U.S. will pursue ISIS into Syria, Obama vows in new strategy   { Which was forecast years ago by ‘psychic spies’, remote viewers, and scientific types who had learned to catch on to future catastrophes and other not so pleasant events.   —jim }

Franklin ship searchers recall ‘Stanley Cup’ moment of their discovery   { And last night, a tweet accused Prime Minister Stephen Harper of trying to take credit for the discovery when First Nations people in the area told them it was there a long time ago and nobody listened to them.  —jim }

Putin orders Russian military to perform combat drill in east   { The ‘drill of combat readiness’ involved 65,000 troops in the Volga region and the Ural mountains. In May, Russia and China held a joint naval exercise in the East China Sea.  —jim }

9/11 anniversary: Sadly familiar rituals, but signs of change at WTC site   { And more people all the time are realizing that those buildings could not have fallen straight down like they did if what had happened was just the result of two jets hitting two buildings. AND nobody who had such limited training on much smaller propeller type planes could have steered those jets so accurately into those buildings.  grrrrr —jim }

-Updated- Israel-Gaza conflict: Human rights group blasts Israel for attacks on UN schools   { Yes, and tweeters went nuts with accusations of crack downs in other parts of Israel – and a couple ‘voices’ are ‘pointing fingers’ at Hamas for shooting off rockets from school buildings and seeming to have total disregard for the lives of their own people. This one seems to be a lose-lose-lose situation. Nobody can win, no matter what. —jim }

NFL launches probe into handling of Ray Rice evidence   {  }

Pretty picture of the sun, colorized and filtered?
“The Solar Dynamics Observatory captured an image of the solar flare in progress.”
Man with a green apple on his wrist
“Humourous take on Apple’s latest gadget.”

Solar flare could prompt brilliant Northern Lights display   { And when I was in Alaska, I learned that Native Alaskans believe that brilliant Northern Lights displays are not a good omen.  —jim }

-Must Watch- Winter is coming, unless you’re in Alberta   { Where,  I guess, this headline leads you to believe that winter is already here.  —jim }

-Editor’s Pick- Apple Watch looks cool, but it’s a risky bet on fashion   { The photo of the apple on somebody’s wrist is not the new gadget from Apple.  —jim   }

Gmail address leak ‘not the result of a b reach of Google systems,’ says company   { “A list of almost five million Gmail addresses and passwords culled from various websites was posted on a Russian only forum Tuesday” The Russian forum is called “Bitcoin Security” && there is also a link there to earlier articles, such as >>—-> Password hack nets 2 million Facebook, Twitter users <—-<< That should be a real link. —jim }

 

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“Local / New Brunswick”

Talking to young people key in slowing outmigration, expert says   {  }

Leaders spar over debt, abortion in 2nd election debate  { 🙁 I missed this one, it’s probably online —jim }

St. George decides to keep RCMP service   { *** While I was in Ontario, the town council whose meetings I taped, edited and rebroadcast for a local cable teevee channel – held several special meetings mulling over whether to keep the OPP – Ontario Provincial Police – service they were getting, which raised their prices considerably every year and refused to give the town the details they asked for – The town’s options included going on without a contract – Not having a contract had saved the town half a million dollars in four years- They also considered creating their own municipal police department. They ultimately chose to go on without a contract.  —jim }

New Brunswick should be ‘nervous’ about future outmigration   {  }

-New- Moose-related collision near Saint-Louis-de-Kent claims third life   {  🙁 }

New traffic light in Hanwell has some seeing red   {  }

Recruiting female MLAs must be a priority, leaders agree   { “MLAs” = Members of the Legislative Assembly = more or less the equivalent to a State Representative in the U.S. }

-New- Rare North Atlantic right whales spotted off Cape Breton   { Cape Breton is the northern part of Nova Scotia.  —jim }

 

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{ 12:04 pm = checking for typos etc. — Sending email to Doug and pushing the ‘Publish’ button locally @ 12:34 pm Atlantic Time  —jim }  { 11:45 am in Ithaca = Looks good, I’m posting it. ———djo——— }

Wednesday, 10 September, 2014 – CBC News Headlines:

{Copied and Pasted from “Future Vision” ———Thank You, Jim, *Emergency at my night-time ‘day job’ 🙁 * }

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Wednesday, 10 September, 2014  -( 55˚F / 13˚C – clear, cool & breezy ‘somewhere east of Ithaca @ 11:11 am Atlantic Time —jim )-

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

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

{ Doug asked me to at least start today’s News Headlines, he’s tied up at work- —————Jim }

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Link to Special Report on today’s Internet Slowdown, by Evan Greer @ the guardian   >>—-> Article on Net Neutrality, by Evan Greer

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Fire fighter clearing snow-laeden branches from power lines in Calgary.
Up to a foot of snow was forecast for Calgary on Yesterday’s Weather Network updates- the weather guy said he couldn’t guarantee power outages, but they were probably likely.

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Lead Articles:

-New- ‘Miserable Calgary snowstorm downs power lines, causes travel alerts   { See Photo above — Jim   }

British PM says if Scotland leaves UK, they leave pound   {  }

Obama to outline military, political efforts to fight ISIS   {  }

Canadian special forces advisers already in Iraq, MPs told   {  }

Ex-SNC Lavalin VP charged with fraud re: Montreal hospital   {  }

Franklin ship discovery opens ‘new chapter in the mystery’   {  }

Home Depot security hack: What to do if your cards are breached   {  }

5 things Obama needs to address in tonight’s ISIS strategy speech   {  }

 

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boy on a beach with an arrowhead in his hand.
Nova Scotian -Jack Milloy- with his 1500 year old arrowhead.

“Offbeat”

‘Superhero’ tow truck driver catches thief in daring confrontation { * & If you think about it- we see everyday ‘Superheroes’ everywhere we go -maybe somebody needs to acknowledge more of them ————Jim }

Anna Wintour’s old-school flip phone sparks conversation about ‘tech shaming’ { Anna Wintour is Vogue’s editor-in-chief. This article says she is well-known for keeping up with what’s hot and cool in fashion, but maybe she relaxed a bit too much when she allowed herself to be seen using an older cell phone? Why doesn’t somebody wonder if she isn’t making a fashion statement? Maybe the retro phone belonged to somebody else who had to share something with her on the spur of the moment? Maybe she almost got herself beamed up to to the Starship Enterprise? }

A better way to keep ice cream creamy? Add okra slime   { Sounds awful- like the latest variation on pink slime? But okra, with its slimy texture is a pod-like vegetable that is popular in the Southern U.S. and South Asia.  In India and Pakistan it is often deep-fried to un-slime-ify it? < my weird grammar —jim— > & In Louisiana, it is used in gumbo as a thickening agent. Canadian scientists are looking into adding the vegetable to frozen treats as a natural stabilizer. What’s so “Offbeat” about something like that?   }

1,500-year-old arrowhead found by Nova Scotia boy   { & I can see why Doug gets sidetracked while going through this stuff, there’s a lot here that is very interesting. —jim }

 

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“Most Viewed”

Canadian Tire money – love it, hate it, can’t bear to throw it out: Don Pittis   { I think I heard that Canadian Tire will be changing the look of some of its Canadian Tire money and might be coming out with an electronic/digital version that can be loaded onto ATM cards. —jim }

Sex and back pain: University of Waterloo study suggests best positions to spare  your spine   { And you thought Masters and Johnson were racy?  —jim }

Calgary snowstorm knocks out power to parts of city   { See above? }

Justin Bieber booed at Fashion Rocks in Brooklyn   { I remember being his age and feeling like every adult on earth was part of a conspiracy to make my life unbearable. Multiply that times a thousand and maybe that’s what if feels like to be Justin Bieber right about now- living in goldfish bowl under a super duper media microscope? -Give the kid a break already-  —jim }

Scotland Independence vote: U.K. PM David Cameron begs for unity   { Polls must not be going his way? Suddenly there’s a lot of anxious rhetoric going on over there.  —jim }

Nude man bites police dog after wild car chase   { -Why isn’t this in the “Offbeat” section? }

Le Château rocked by brutal competition: Dianne Buckner   { Dianne Buckner hosts ‘Dragons’ Den’ on CBC teevee and covers entrepreneurs for the CBC- Le Château is a 55-year-old women’s fashion retailer whose founder claims he introduced bell-bottoms to Canada in the 70’s – The chain has 226 stores, 2,600 employees and boasts tht almost 35% of its production is done in Canada – They’re worried about their stock prices dropping recently – They’ve been ‘re-branding’ during the last couple years, hoping to lure ‘older- more sophisticated’ customers into their stores. So maybe it’s not the end of their world? — & I’m feeling like I’m in over my head trying to understand anything to do with the fashion world— —jim }

Canadian university costs to rise 13 per cent over 4 years: report   { —Coincidence? : This headline is sitting across from a tweet from @ConspiracyWATCH – “The first thing a tyrannical government does is control learning”  — We should figure out if we can add one of those twitter update widgets to our blogs here? —jim  }

-10 photo slide show- Franklin expedition ship discovery   { Last night someone asked why Stephen Harper was so hot about this issue – Maybe he thinks it strengthens Canada’s claims to the ‘Northwest Passage’ which is thawing out lately with this ‘not-really-global-warming’ climate change. }

Tweet from the Nation
The Nation joins Internet Slowdown.

-Blog- Netflix, Reddit join ‘internet slowdown net neutrality protest  { & the Nation joined, too – & I’m getting a lot of action on my twitter feed today. Most of it is along the lines of “Stand Up for Internet Freedom” & Other stuff from “Fight for The Future”, including: “This is why your internet is slow. It will get worse, unless we stop it now: battleforthenet.com #InternetSlowdown ”

 

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Other:

David Cameron says Scottish independence would break his heart   {  }

Students need deeper pockets to afford soaring university fees, report says   { And Canada is not the victim of the U.S. style student load conspiracy — not yet? —jim }

Judge to unveil verdict in Oscar Pistorius’s murder trial {  }

Inmates and suicide: Prison watchdog’s report looks at shortcomings in prevention   {  }

All in the wrist? Apple Watch, iPhone 6 models unveiled   { -& the iWatch is not a stand-alone thing, you would have to have an iPhone to make it work. Doug’s right, we expected better from Apple. —jim }

Pot use by teens linked with harmful effects in young adulthood   { —Um, one of my friends yelled out “Every alcoholic I ever met started out on milk!” during an anti-pot talk in school. I know people who survived their teens only by using pot to escape from family and social pressures. I know a few people who never outgrew it- some who might have stopped growing intellectually and/or emotionally and/or ‘morally’ because of pot use- but I have no idea whether they would have grown/developed any better without it. —jim }

David Soknacki quits Toronto mayoral race  { And yesterday Doug found the suggestion that Michael Moore should run for mayor of Toronto. I don’t know if he could, but THAT would be interesting.  —jim }

-Must Watch- Man survives flood    { This video shows a van and person being swept into a ravine in or around Las Vegas, Nevada, USA – }

-Must Watch- Mike Tyson and Rob Ford   {  }

-Must Watch- Toronto house collapse   { A home being renovated in Toronto collapsed on three men who were working in the basement. One of them died. 🙁 }

-World- Ukraine promises more autonomy to rebellious east   {  }

-World- India, Pakistan floods endangering thousands due to river breach   {  }

-Canada- Lightning strike burns N.L. ski resort lift   { “N.L.” = Newfoundland & Labrador }

-Canada- Organized crime-related arrests in Quebec, New Brunswick, Nova Scotia  {  }

-Politics- NDP plots strategy of ‘contrast’ to tackle resurgent Liberal Party   {   }

-Politics- Renowned dominatrix briefs Senate on revised prostitution bill   { -Who says Canadians don’t have fun? Wouldn’t it have been great to be a psychic fly on the wall feeling all the politicians reactions to this one? —jim }

-Politics- Iraq crisis: Canadians on the ground in Iraq, Rob Nicholson says   {  }

-Business- Half of Canadians could not survive a 1-week pay delay   {  }

-Health- Payments to Canada’s doctors reach $22.8 Billion   {  }

-Health- Slash added sugar intake, heart group advises Canadians   { & I found that headline awkward to understand, maybe ‘Cut back on sugar’ would have been more clear? —jim  }

-Health- Ebola death toll rises to 2,296, WHO reports   {  }

-Arts & Entertainment- Catherine Keener lauds Canada’s Xavier Dolan at TIFF   {  }

-Arts & Entertainment- U2 drops surprise album at Apple unveiling   {  }

-Arts & Entertainment- Chris Rock’s movie Top Five sells for reported $12.5 at TIFF   {  }

-Community- Size matters: Apple launch generates massive buzz online   { One headline about the iWatch wondered if it would be a fashion ‘no-no’ —jim }

 

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“Local / New Brunswick”

Woodlot owners upset by Irving shipping Crown wood to Nova Scotia   {  }

J.P. Lewis: David Alward stuck on defensive in leaders’ debate   {  }

Organized crime-related searches ongoing in 8 communities   {  }

Ex-Tory Bev Harrison aims to win Hampton with the NDP   {  }

“New Brunswick Votes 2014”

New Brunswick election: Party leaders focus on jobs, shale gas in debate   {  }

 

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David Coon [leader of the New Brunswick Green Party] has tweeted :

“Introduce citizenship studies and outdoor education curriculum to promote healthy, active lifestyles and community…”

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{ 1:42 pm / 12:42 Eastern Time : emailing results to Doug in Ithaca —————jim — Looks good to me— ———djo——— }

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Wednesday, 03 September, 2014 – CBC News Headlines –

Wednesday, 03 September, 2014  -( 69˚F / 20˚C &  Cloudy in Ithaca @ 10:10 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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US President Obama and some other guy.
President Obama was in Talinn, Estonia ahead of Thursday’s NATO summit. Their caption doesn’t say who the other guy is.

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Lead Articles

Obama reiterates support for Ukraine ahead of NATO summit   {  }

Steven Sotloff beheading video authentic, white house says   { -Obama vows to ‘degrade’ ISIS as video deemed authentic.  }

Omar Khadr tries again in $20M suit against federal gov’t   {  }

Bank of Canada  holds key rate at 1%, as expected   {  }

Que. dad who killed 2 kids seeks release pending new trial   { * If he’s getting a new trial, shouldn’t the headline read ‘who allegedly killed-‘?  —djo— }

[Dr.] Arthur Porters’s wife surrenders to Montreal police   { -calls herself a ‘pawn’ in fraud case. }

 

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“Offbeat”

Billboard message lands job seeker a Google interview   {   }

– & that’s the only new offbeat news today? –

 

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“Most Viewed”

Jennifer Lawrence photo hack: The phenomenon of the naked selfie   {  }

Why the type of diet you are on doesn’t matter   {  }

Henry McCollum, Leon Brown declared innocent after 30 years in prison   { This happened in North Carolina, U.S.A. The two half-brothers were 15 and 19 years-old, intellectually disabled, and barely able to read when police handed them pieces of paper after long, intense interrogations and told that if they signed the papers they could go home. Those papers were confessions, stating that they raped and murdered an 11-year-old girl. DNA evidence linked another man, now serving a life sentence for raping and murdering an 18 year-old [woman]. —djo— }

How to keep your private photos from running wild on the web  { * How about- “Don’t put them there!” ? —djo— }

Samsung Galaxy Note 4 expected at Unpacked event   {  }

B.C. teachers’ strike: After a wasted summer, stalemate rules   { *And nobody’s cleared up the “Is it a strike or a lock out?” question for me. —djo— }

Justin Bieber charged in latest ‘bad boy’ incident   { -Assault and dangerous driving in Ontario? And the photo they posted with this one gives me the creeps  —djo— }

-Blog- #LeakforJlaw: 4Chan pranksters encourage women to tweet nude photos in support of Jennifer Lawrence   { * Might be more interesting if everybody photoshops & tweets variations of Gahan Wilson monster appendages inside a flasher’s type london fog raincoat —djo— }

 

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Other

-Live- Samsung announces new Galaxy Note smartphones, VR headset   { * ‘Smart meters’ set your house on fire, ‘smart appliances’ fill your home with weird radiation. ‘Smart’ phones can make you sterile- & earbuds connected to smart phones put high levels of nasty microwaves inside your skull—> “Smart” anything is probably not a good thing-  ———djo——— }

John Baird arrives in Iraq with NDP, Liberal MPs to urge ethnic tolerance   { * Now, if only John Baird and the rest of his Conservative Party colleagues practiced any kind of tolerance back home—  —djo— }

-New- Ex-Quebec construction boss starts 2nd day of testimony at corruption inquiry   {  }

What Canada could offer if West opts to attack ISIS   { * How about a voice of sanity? And a nice, friendly, “Don’t do anything stupid!” }

U.S. missionary infected with Ebola to speak about her fight with deadly disease   {  }

-Video- Reg Sherren: Are polar bears a threatened species or political pawns?   {  }

Man arrested in abduction and sex attack on 9-year-old girl   {   }

Cartoonish hippo sculpture in Thames River, London, England
Giant hippo sculpture towed in the Thames River in London, England

-Must Watch- Giant hippo sculpture in London   { “A 21-metre-long hippo sculpture by Dutch artist Florentijn Hofman, known for his Rubber Duck installation, is towed up the Thames to London’s South Bank” }

-Must Watch- Gold rush hits U.K. beach   { “Hundreds of homegrown prospectors descend on Kent beach to hunt for nearly $20K in gold buried as part of Folkestone Digs art project” }

-Editors Picks- NATO vs Putin: Ukraine crisis redefining much more than borders   {  }

-Editors Picks- Meat prices expected to soar, writes Don Pittis   {  }

-World- Horror over ISIS could distract NATO leaders from Ukraine crisis   {  }

-Politics- Harper defends defence budget against NATO criticism   {  }

-Politics- Government now open to roundtable on missing and murdered aboriginal women   {  }

-Business- Canada falls to 15th in global competitiveness ranking   {  }

-Business- Average Canadian spends $954 a year online: study   {  }

-Health- ‘Win at all costs’ violence giving kids concussions called a public health issue   {  }

-Health- Burning wood indoors to cook raises health risks for billions   {  }

-Health- Too much screen time creates health risk for children   {  }

-Health- Flu shot policy for health workers reviewed   {  }

-Technology & Science- Could a Google Glass app that detects human emotion help those with autism?  {  }

-Community- Quebec ‘no homework’ experiment splits CBC news audience   {   }

 

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“Local” / “New Brunswick”

New Brunswick’s education system is too centralized, expert says   {  }

New Moncton downtown centre may get indirect federal funding   {  }

Pot-smoking Mountie Ron Francis begins trial on 3 charges   {  }

David Alward accuses CRA of ‘playing games’ in past polls   {   }

Moncton survivalist store linked to Justin Bourque closes   {  }

Bay of Fundy FORCE study looking at tidal power turbine potential   {  }

ATM stolen from Moncton restaurant   {  }

 

“New Brunswick Votes 2014”

>>—-> http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/new-brunswick <—-<<

Brian Gallant’s Liberals hold wide lead in CRA poll   {  }

Education reform: Beware of ‘policy talk’ from politicians   {  }

PCs, Liberals vow to remove politics from education   {  }

New Brunswick early French immersion issue hits campaign trail   {  }

 

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{  11:58 am —> searching for typos and colorizing  12:34 pm >>—-> Publish!   ———djo———  }

Tuesday, 02 September, 2014 – CBC News Headlines –

Tuesday, 02 September, 2014  -(75˚F /24˚C & Mostly Cloudy in Ithaca @ 9:45 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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NASA Photo of Labour Day Solar Flares
Labour Day Solar Flares

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Lead Articles

Amnesty says ISIS pracitising ethnic cleansing in Iraq   { *Looks like warmongers want to use Amnesty International to help lure us all into a war-wanting state. After they probably trained ISIS and turned them loose- grrrrrr!  —djo— }

1 million people now displaced by Ukraine Conflict: UN   {  }

B.C. teachers strike nixes 1st day of school for 500K kids    {  }

Tony Accurso set to testify at Quebec corruption inquiry   {  }

FBI investigates hacking of celebrity nude photos   {  }

Milos Raonic eliminated from U.S. Open after 4-hour match   {  }

-Analysis- Provoking Putin a delicate diplomatic dance for NATO, Obama   {  }

 

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“Offbeat”

Facebook appeal leads lost wedding ring to rightful owner   {  }

+ 3 articles repeated from the weekend

 

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“Most viewed”

Jennifer Lawrence photo hack: Attention turns to FBI, Apple   {  }

‘Space sex geckos’ found dead upon return to Earth, Russia says   {  }

NATO vs Putin: Ukraine crisis redefining much more than borders   {  }

Uzi gun death accident exposes debate about children and guns   {  }

Grassy Narrows: The lost science of mercury poisoning   {  }

Back to school sales sluggish, expected to extend into September   {  }

Higher meat prices in store for consumers   {  }

‘Bias’ concerns led tax agency to target left-leaning think-tank   {   }

 

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Other

Montreal student, bar owner make amends after 2 men kicked out for kissing   {  }

-Analysis- Harper takes big words, small stick to NATO summit: Terry Milewski   {  }

-New- Uber taxi app banned in Germany   { “A court has barred ridesharing service Uber from operating in Germany, the latest shot in the popular app’s fight with taxi drivers worldwide. ‘Uber can’t offer services without a specific permit under German transport laws’.”  }

Justin Bieber faces assault, dangerous driving charges in Ontario   {  }

Back-to-school now a ‘game of chicken’ between retailers, consumers   {  }

-Updated- Ebola outbreak sends food prices soaring, threatens harvests in West Africa   {  }

-Exclusive- Ex-Alberta deputy premier flew daughter on government planes   {  }

-Must Watch- Solar flares light up Labour Day   { The video is pretty.  }

Lava flows from Icelandic volcano   {  }

Ontario teen with progeria defies odds   { The child is alive at 18 years of age. }

-Editor’s Picks- Back-to-school: 7 million students, 440,000 educators prepare for the new year   { “From tuition fees to teachers, a look at the numbers as students hit the books” }

-Editor’s Picks- Finance Canada now sees middle-class in rosy hue   { “Finance Canada has issued a rebuttal of a politically embarrassing report on middle-class economic woes that was compiled last fall by experts in another federal department. – The duelling analyses highlight an economic issue almost certain to dominate the federal election campaign next year, as political parties cite the same data to make opposite points. – Last October, bureaucrats at Employment and Social Development Canada wrote a scathing internal report on the plight of the middle class, calling the Canadian dream “a myth more than a reality.” – The report, obtained by The Canadian Press under the Access to Information Act, was immediately hailed by opposition parties as proof of the financial straits of Canadian families, but it was dismissed by cabinet ministers as outdated and misleading. – In April this year, Finance Canada economists put together a more detailed rebuttal for the new minister, Joe Oliver, using the same data but interpreting them in a more positive way.” }

Ukrainian forces dig trenches in defence of port as pro-Russian separatists advance   {  }

Medical marijuana license applications up, but approvals slow   {  }

Surprising number of workers choose to be paid in bitcoin   {  }

Feds reinterpret middle class data that painted Canadian dream as ‘a myth’   {  }

London, Iqualuit, Gaspessie and Sidney: Federal leaders hit the road   {  }

Neanderthals created cave art, researchers discover   {  }

Vanadium battery technology could transform power grids   { – American Vanadium’s CellCube battery is the size of a car. A unit on the top of a Manhattan skyscraper is charged at night when electricity is cheap, and discharged during the day to reduce the amount the building has to pay in daytime electricity prices. – Vanadium is a unique battery material because it’s the only element that can be used on both sides (positive and negative) of the same battery, Radvak said. – When there are different elements on the two sides of the battery, as in a lithium battery, the electrodes degrade with every charge, he added. – “But when you actually have the same element on both sides, the battery lasts essentially forever.” – }

TIFF: a historical look   {  }

How country music is sidelining female artists   {  }

TV viewers snack more during action shows, study finds   {  }

-Health- 1-year-old twins get bone marrow transplant from 11-year old sister   {  }

 

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“Local” / “New Brunswick”

-Analysis- Liberal campaign’s tight control put to the test   { “Liberal Leader Brian Gallant’s ability to react to unforeseen events during the election campaign may give New Brunswickers an indication of how well he would do it as premier, according to CBC reporter Jacques Poitras.” }

Low literacy levels create ‘serious skills gap,’ ex-Lt.-Gov says   { “The New Brunswick government must make a serious effort to improve the province’s poor literacy rates in the next four years, according to former lieutenant-governor Marilyn Trenholme Counsell.” }

Sculpting for novices on Saint John waterfront   {  }

-New- David Alward’s PCs pitch tourism marketing fund   {  }

N.B. political system creates voter apathy, says professor   {  }

11 displaced after Coldbrook Cresscent fire   {  }

 

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{ 11:33 am – typing done. Typo check and colorization coming up.  12:00 noon >>—–> “Publish” (click) ———djo——— }

Monday, 01 September, 2014 – CBC News headlines –

Monday, 01 September, 2014  -( 61˚F / 16˚C & Foggy in Ithaca @ 6:45 am ET )- Happy Labor Day – Or Labour Day, north of the border – 😉

{ & 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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Photos of two men
“Canadian tradesmen from a huge oilsands project are waving a red flag about safety hazards and near misses, which they blame on the use of foreign workers who aren’t qualified and can’t speak the language.”

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Lead Articles

-Go Public- Foreign worker ‘mess’ making oilsands site unsafe, Cdns say   { * “Go Public” is a kind of whistle blowers’ invitation to contact the CBC with their concerns. “Cdn” is a Canadian shorthand for ‘Canadian’.  —djo— }

Strike by teachers to keep B.C. schools closed on Tuesday   {  }

Ukraine forces ordered to pull back from  Luhansk airport  {  }

Protesters clash with Pakistan police, storm state tv   {   }

New sanctions will force Russia to ‘protect our economy’, Lavrov says   {  }

The back-to-school stat line for 7 million students, 440,000 educators   { * Most students head back to school this week. – “Schools in the Fairbanks/North Pole, Alaska area where my sister and nephews live have already been in session for a couple weeks” -Jim W-  }

New techniques helping curb advanced melanoma   { * Melanoma is a ‘preventable skin cancer’ which has had high death rates in the past, this article talks about new techniques that show promise in dealing with the advanced forms of the disease. *** For years now, I’ve been hearing that Big Pharmaceutical companies have been hiding the fact that many actual cures for many cancers have been found. Big Pharma is not interested in curing cancer. Big Pharma is interested in making tons of money selling drugs. If they can get tens of thousands of dollars a year for a drug that costs them half a penny a dose to manufacture, package and sell, they will do just that. If anybody finds an herb or treatment that works against cancers that Big Pharma is making mega bucks on without curing it, they will see to it that legions of lawyers will attack and press charges of ‘Practicing Medicine without a License’ toward anyone who threatens their unethical means of fleecing the pockets of those who are already in bad shape with the disease and the anxiety that goes with it. I’m not kidding when I tell you that, “Big Pharma Kills” —djo— }

 

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“Offbeat”

Vancouver’s “Dude Chilling Park” sign goes missing, again  { “The ‘Dude Chilling Park’ sign, which was a prank art installation that Vancouver’s Park Board eventually installed in Guelph Park in East Vancouver, went missing over the weekend.” & “Community took to rogue art installation and lobbied for a permanent place for fake park sign” —djo— }

-The above is the only new article under this category-

 

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“Most Viewed”

Joan Rivers: Family remains hopeful for star’s recovery   {  }

The Navigators plead for return of stolen instruments   { The Navigators are a Newfoundland band who discovered two guitars and a fiddle worth about $6,000 had been stolen from their van hours before they were supposed to play in Conception Bay South.  —djo— }

The week in Pictures  {  21 pictures in a click-to-change slide show are still up, and so is the “-Blog- Russia responds to Canada’s snarky ‘geography lesson’ tweet, sparking international flame war” featured headline.  —djo— }

{ & that’s it for ‘Most Viewed’ beyond what’s already been mentioned above this, or is repeated from Friday & the weekend.  —djo— }

 

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Other

New restrictive abortion law enforcement blocked in Louisiana   {  }

Ferguson police to wear body cameras in wake of Michael Brown’s shooting   {  * & Once again, thanks to Jassper -aka ‘Boofaji’ –  for finding and posting the tweet that I mentioned about Michael Brown not being the man on the security video who stole the cigars – unless he could change from sandals to running shoes and shave his head in five minutes. That Tweet was copied and pasted below on August 27th – if you want to scroll down and see it for yourself.  The Video is not here, just what was tweeted- and Jassper took a screen shot of the tweet, cropped it and posted it. ‘Good Job!”  —djo— }

Swedish hospital investigates possible Ebola case   {  }

Health Canada pulling last of citronella-based bug sprays   { Health Canada wants the citronella-based insect repellent off the shelves by December, while allowing the DEET based crap remain for sale? Health Canada said they’re doing this because of the ‘absence of scientific proof that citronella is safe’. The scientists who tested citronella for Health Canada and passed it –  say they’re ‘confused’ by this action. Health Canada, apparently, is in bed with Big Pharma. In the U.S.A. The FDA (food and drug administration) is also in bed with Big Pharma. These ‘watchdog’ agencies have been converted to attack dogs for Big Business interests. Go read the definition of ‘Fascism’ again- I dare you. As a matter of fact: Here are a handfull of definitions of Fascism for you:  *** Robert Paxton says that fascism is “a form of political behavior marked by obsessive preoccupation with community decline, humiliation, or victimhood and by compensatory cults of unity, energy, and purity, in which a mass-based party of committed nationalist militants, working in uneasy but effective collaboration with traditional elites, abandons democratic liberties and pursues with redemptive violence and without ethical or legal restraints goals of internal cleansing and external expansion.” – Fascism is considered by certain scholars to be right-wing because of its social conservatism and authoritarian means of opposing egalitarianism. Roderick Stackelberg places fascism—including Nazism, which he says is “a radical variant of fascism”—on the right, explaining that “the more a person deems absolute equality among all people to be a desirable condition, the further left he or she will be on the ideological spectrum. The more a person considers inequality to be unavoidable or even desirable, the further to the right he or she will be.” – Italian Fascism gravitated to the right in the early 1920s. A major element of fascism that has been deemed as clearly far right is its goal to promote the right of claimed superior people to dominate while purging society of claimed inferior elements.  The “Fascist right” included members of the paramilitary Squadristi and former members of the Italian Nationalist Association (ANI). The Squadristi wanted to establish Fascism as a complete dictatorship, while the former ANI members, including Alfredo Rocco, sought an authoritarian corporatist state to replace the liberal state in Italy, while retaining the existing elites.  —djo— }

Ukraine crisis: Why the U.S. avoids calling Russia’s actions an ‘invasion’   {  }

Sleep tips for kids heading back to class   { “Occupational therapist offers tips to reset kids’ sleep schedules” }

 

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“Local / “New Brunswick”

NDP’s Dominic Cardy proposes local governance overhaul   { “The NDP leader unveiled a series of municipal reforms on Friday that will see a major democratic shift within New Brunswick communities. – Various governments have spent decades ruminating over how to restructure the local governance system, particularly the patchwork of local service districts spread across the province. – Cardy said he understands this policy could be a contentious issue with some people in unincorporated communities but he believes bringing an elected mayor and council to these areas is important. – “If you vote for the new NDP on Sept. 22 you are voting for a platform of fully-elected local councils in New Brunswick,” he said. ” —djo— }

Brian Gallant struggles to articulate campaign message   {  & I find this headline to be extraordinarily slanted.  —djo— }

Ex Soldier with a cross strapped to his back pack.
3 Canadian Veterans began walking across Canada in June to raise awareness of PTSD

PTSD March reaches New Brunswick   { * “Three former soldiers are marching through New Brunswick as they enter the final few weeks of a cross-Canada journey aiming to raise awareness about Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder. – Laden with military backpacks, Steve Hartwig and two fellow veterans left CFB Gagetown on Friday, hoping to make it to Saint John on Saturday. – Their journey began in British Columbia back in June. – “Everybody has some misunderstanding about PTSD,” said Hartwig. “When you come home a lot of people just don’t understand what you go thorough.” – The three men all served in Croatia in the 1990s and have been diagnosed with PTSD themselves. They’re marching because they want the public to better understand the disorder, a condition affecting thousands of Canadians inside and outside the armed forces.” *** And Veterans’ Advocates in the U.S.A. are very upset about the high rate of suicides here by vets with PTSD and other issues who can’t get enough treatment in a timely manner – and feel like they’ve been hung out to dry by an uncaring government. Looks like Canada has the same problem.  —djo— }

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{ 8:29 am on my day off? Not a lot of new news on the CBC site &  you got to see me go off on an anti-fascist rant. Time to check for typos and highlight the headlines with colors  – 8:55 am = Clicking the “Publish” button   ———djo——— }

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