Archive for August 31st, 2014

Sunday, 31 August, 2014 – CBC News Headlines –

Sunday, August 31st, 2014

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

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Sunday, 31 August, 2014  -( 76˚F / 24˚C & Mostly Cloudy over Ithaca @ 5:30 pm ET )-

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

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{ 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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Teachers with picket signs

Teachers In British Columbia on the picket lines with signs that highlight their issues.

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Lead Articles

Strike by teachers to keep B.C. schools closed on Tuesday   {  }

Putin calls for talks on ‘statehood’ in southeast Ukraine   {  }

WHO says equipment needed to contain Ebola in Senegal   {  }

Germany to send Iraqi Kurds  weapons for 4,000 fighters   {  }

 

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“Offbeat”

Greedy thief caught by waiting police in Happy Valley-Goose Bay   { Goose Bay is in Labrador. A ’19-year-old thief’ returned to a house he had allegedly broken into to get stuff he had allegedly left behind and the RCMP grabbed him. }

An enormous enchilada   { An enchilada more than 84 meters long and weighing one ton did not break the world’s record. 84 meters = 275 feet +7 &3/32nds inches. }

 

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“Most Viewed”

Health Canada pulling last of citronella-based bug sprays   { * Health Canada says there is an absence of adequate safety data. People who know there are issues with DEET based insect repellent and scientists who had tested citronella and found it ‘basically safe’ are ‘confused’ by Health Canada’s decision. There is a video “How to make a non-DEET bug spray with essential oils” with the article at >>—-> Link to Health Canada Article Page  —djo— }

B.C. teachers strike:$40-a-day parent pay registration opens    {*  The premier of B.C. says he will not interfere with the strike by legislating back-to-work orders. The Mediator who volunteered to help gave up and walked away. There were signs that teachers were carrying that called this a ‘lock out’. I don’t know any more than that.  —djo— }

Girl, 7, dies after falling off farming tractor in Tweed, Ontario   {  🙁 }

Shania Twain on P.E.I. concert: ‘I just feel at home here’   {  }

British boy with tumor found in Spain getting treatment   {  }

D.A.D.’s Bagels owner Kashmir Randhawa heartbroken over closure   { * The bagel shop was credited with reviving a neighborhood that most people had given up on. After 20 years of being there and attracting the kinds of residents who cleaned up the neighborhood and brought up property values- the shop’s landlord evicted them in favor of getting some higher rent tenants. —djo—  }

Bardarbunga volcano: Iceland lowers aviation warning after no ash detected   { * This almost sounds like a stupid  plot from a “B” movie about  black ops idiots trying to use a volcanic eruption to cover their shenanigans and the volcano refused to co-operate. —djo— }

 

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Other

China rejects open nominations for Hong Kong leadership   {  }

4 killed in likely gas leak explosion in Paris suburb   {  }

Israel calls on region to rebuild, disarm Gaza   {  }

Bolivian bus crash kills 10, injures 1 Canadian   {  }

NATO pushes for bigger crisis response brigade as Canada mulls opportunity   {  }

Iraqi and militia forces break 6-week siege of Shia town   {  }

While ISIS destroys, University of Toronto team battles to preserves historic texts   { Sounds suspiciously like a headline written by a propaganda agency- but maybe there’s a University professor or two who deserve a pat on the back. —djo— }

Texas abortion rules unconstitutional, judge rules   { * “Tough new Texas abortion restrictions are on hold after a federal judge found Republican-led efforts to hold abortion clinics to hospital-level operating standards unconstitutional in a ruling that spares more than a dozen clinics from imminent closure.”   —djo— }

-Must Watch- Sand-Diego’s amazing sculptures   {  }

CN train cars derail near Edmonton   {  }

Drones and dinosaurs   { Scientists are using drones to map ‘one of the world’s most important fossil sites’  —djo— }

Conservative fund raising runs into roadblock in Quebec   { 30 out of 75 ‘Conservative riding associations’ reported no donations at all to the Conservative party in 2013. – ‘Riding’ = voting district – Prime Minister of Canada, Stephen Harper, has sent his ‘Quebec lieutenant’, Denis Lebel, around the province on a whirlwind end of summer tour to generate interest and dollars. —djo—  }

EPA says smog rules should be up to 20% stronger   { * This is the U.S. EPA that’s being reported on here. —djo— }

 

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“Local / “New Brunswick”

Trinity Western approval causes N.B. lawyers to speak out   { Trinity Western University is a ‘faith-based university’. The Law Society of New Brunswick voted in June to accredit the law program of that school while other Provinces in Canada do not accept lawyers into their bar associations if they graduated from that school’s program. Some lawyers are worried that law school graduates from that university might have a very slanted view of human rights that might be “Un-Canadian”.  —djo—  }

Moncton RCMP fund gets boost from Confederation Bridge fundraiser   { }

Drone captures bird’s-eye-view of Bathurst   { * Drones video-capturing images of people in their own homes and interfering with commercial airlines’ flights have been controversial lately. —djo— }

Halibut-tracking test hopes to prove quota increase needed   {  }

NDP’s Dominic Cardy proposes local government overhaul   {  }

Brian Gallant struggles to articulate campaign message   { * Now this sounds extraordinarily slanted to me- —djo— }

Arts funding needed despite financial crisis, ex-Lt-Gov. says  { A couple days ago the ex-Lieutenant Governor of New Brunswick was quoted as saying that Artists fuel innovation —djo— }

 

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{ 7:47 pm -after dealing with one barking dog, ready to check for typos and colorize this thing.      ———djo——— }

Yesterday- Today- or Tomorrow?

Sunday, August 31st, 2014
{  Copied & Pasted from “Archives @ Aerendel”  ———jda—— }
 
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By Jim Wellington | August 30, 2014 – 11:11 pm | Area Travels?, marginalia, Not Quite Earth Shattering, Pets with weird hairdo’s, That was the week that was?, Uncategorized
 

Saturday, 30 August, 2014 -( 15˚C / 59˚F @ 11:11 pm )-

 

It’s been a busy week- Cathi had the week off. Neither one of us was feeling all that good all week.

 

We took Moe to the vet’s to get his matts trimmed away and he was pretty darned good about it until the groomer got the ‘buzzy’ too close to spots where cats want no one to go with a hair trimmer- So- nobody got slashed or shredded and he only refused to talk to us for a couple hours and now he looks like a lion, and he can strut around showing off- Cathi said he was much better in the temperament department after he realized he could lick his fur without anything pulling.

Cat with a strange haircut

Moe, after his visit to the hair-dresser’s

 

On Friday we drove to the Bay of Fundy. The map we got with a visitor’s guide stunk. The GPS wanted to send us straight east to Moncton and then down. Friends, and daughters, had told us to take the seaside route, down to Saint John and turn left. We got going a little bit late. The map looked like we were about to make a wrong turn and I told Cathi we needed an exit that the map looked like we needed to take. So we only got a little bit lost, and the most direct route to ‘Hopewell Rocks’ had a few too many construction sites along the way, but we did stop for some home-made ice cream and made a friend, I think- Nice guy who uses all natural ingredients, he’s 73 years old and looks younger, and he thought I looked younger than I told him I am. I left him a link to a web site and an email address and never thought to ask his name. He lives on the west side of highway 114 a bit north west of Alma.

Cave carved out of stone by tidal water erosion.

Hopewell Rocks from well below the high tide line.

We got to the rocks at twenty minutes to closing and the light was not so good when we got there. But I think I got one decent photo to replace another photo at the top of one of my blogs and that worked out okay, I think.

Eroded rocks with humans

Other side of the rock formation above – silhouetted humans for scale.

Today I felt lousy and had strange fever dreams, one of Tony Soprano’s enforcers came around to ‘axe me’ what was the hold up with getting my mother out of the house she had sold to a nice little old Italian lady who had bad friends and no patience. And a melancholy under-aged girl who had been kicked out of her home by her mother, supported by her grandmother for a couple years and then told not to come home without a job or money for rent – and grandma and ‘aunty’ didn’t care what she had to do to get it. The girl might have been fifteen or sixteen and wanted to know if she could make a lot of money posing nude for a photographer and I guess I looked like a photographer and I felt awful for her and gave her the keys to my travel trailer (In the dream I had a small travel trailer- not the tiny- made in Canada ones, but small, maybe 20 to 22 feet long)  I drove her to my trailer by a lake- Then she said she was afraid to stay there alone, so I slept at the kitchen table while she slept in the bed with the door closed and I don’t know how that turned out because I woke up.

 
~~~~~Jim W