Monthly Archives: September, 2014

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——— }

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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 — hitting the “Publish”  button @ 1:15 pm Eastern Time ———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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{ 12:10 pm & I’m not feeling so hot- time to check for typos and get out the crayons.   12:45 pm clicking the “Publish” button  ———djo——— }

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——— }

JFK on Secret Societies:

Monday, 15 September, 2014

I went looking for a quote by JFK that was probably a misquote, and that led me to this:

An Excerpt from a longer speech- given by then President John F Kennedy to Newspaper reporters, editors and publishers. He may have been referring to what was seen as Soviet Style cold war tactics and not to a secret society of string pulling puppet masters hiding in plain sight while they manipulate your future and sell your children into slavery and worse-

And this is from YouTube, if you can link to it, and play it, then you can make up your own mind- https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=utYcFf93Srs  – you might also want to ‘view’ the whole 19 minute and 44 minute speech which should be easy to find when you finish playing this one on you tube –  they put up a whole bunch of links with thumbnails to try to keep you on their site as long as possible.

—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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{ 9:37 am >>—-> Checking for typos and getting out the crayons.   “Publish” -ing at 10:00 am   ———djo——— }

Sunday, 14 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 fo 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 say, ‘Does that give Justin Trudeau the right to become a dictator on the other side of the fence?’  And then I remember 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 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 and 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 believe 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 Christians 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 Pulbishing @ 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:

Saturday, 13 September, 2014  -( 45˚F / 7˚C –  & ‘partly cloudy’ in Ithaca @ 12:15 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——— }

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Northern lights.

Northern Lights ‘may put on a show all over Canada tonight, thanks to the double impact from solar plasma smacking the Earth’. * & ‘Solar Plasma’ smacking the Earth is probably not a good thing. —djo—

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Lead Articles:

-Analysis- ‘He really is not the same as Rob Ford’: But will that help Doug Ford or hurt him?   { Rob Ford bowed out of the mayoral race in Toronto and his brother, Doug, jumped in. John Tory, a Conservative, was in 1st place in the polls and probably still is, Rob was in 2nd, and Olivia Chow, NDP, was in 3rd. We’ll have to wait and see if Doug replacing Rob changes anything, or if any significant ‘X Factor’ changes everything.  —djo— }

Rob Ford quits Toronto mayoral race, brother Doug steps in   {  }

N.L. Tories to pick new premier at St. John’s convention   {  }

Ukraine PM says country still in state of war with Russia   {  }

Ebola ‘moving far faster than the capacity to manage’: WHO   {  }

Family of British hostage appeal to Islamic State to make contact   {  }

Watch for northern lights across Canada tonight   {  }

 

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“Offbeat”

Young man and big cat portrait

16-year-old Draven Rodriguez, of Schenectady, NY- Wants to have his Senior Yearbook photo to include “Mr Bigglesworth” the Maine Coon Cat in this portrait. —djo—

Paris Hilton buys tiny Pomeranian worth $13K from Calgary dog breeder   {  }

Rory McIlroy hits tee shot into fan’s pocket   {  }

Teen petitions to have his laser-cat portrait in high school yearbook   {  }

Black bear in tree shot with tranquilizing darts during capture in Calgary   {  }

 

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“Most Viewed”

How Doug Ford’s political skills and baggage will affect his mayoral candidacy   {  }

Terry Fox’s cancer now highly curable says medical expert   { But ‘Big Pharma’ does not want cheap cures on the market when they are making so much money with pills that keep people sick and only relieve a little of their pain and suffering. —djo— }

Ebola crisis: Nursing student returns from ‘terrifying’ aid trip   {  }

B.C. teachers’ strike: Both sides silently resume discussions   {  }

-20 photo slide show- Oscar Pistorius guilty of culpable homicide   {  }

-Blog- Facebook Messenger found to be tracking ‘a lot more data than you think’   {  }

 

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Other:

Take a tour of Canada’s HMCS Athabaskan docked in Baltimore   {  }

#AmINext aims to raise awareness about murdered aboriginal women   {  }

Ray Rice and how the NFL handled 6 other domestic abuse cases   {  }

-In Depth- Forced marriage victim, legal experts call for more government action   {  }

-Photos- TIFF 2014 Celebrity selfies   {  }

Vikings RB Adrian Peterson booked, released from jail   {  }

What are the hot food trends this fall?   {  }

3 WW II-era bombs found on Corrections Canada site   {  }

-Smart Money- In love? Then it’s time to have the money talk  { Gag! Sounds like a war between the greedy and those who still have their hearts and souls intact.  —djo— }

-Must Watch- Doug Ford sound bites   {  }

-Must Watch- California wildfire   {  }

-Editor’s Pick- / -Photos- TIFF 2014: Day 8 highlights   {  }

-World- The week in pictures, Sept. 8-12   {  }

-Canada- Lazy days of summer? Not for these MPs  { 3 photos of Liberals, 3 photos of Conservatives and 1 photo of an NDP MP working through photo ops over the summer- Sound slanted to you?  —djo— }

-Business- Sandy McTire and the iPhone get makeovers: the business week in review   {  }

-Business- Netflix expansion in Europe worries French film industry {  }

-Business- Loonie down to near 90 cents US amid geopolitical turmoil   { -Who is trying to convince you that there is a world geopolitical turmoil and why would they want to do that?  —djo— }

-Business- Where is Ottawa again? iPhone 6 delivery map mixes up Canadian cities   {  }

-Health- High-dose opioid painkillers still prescribed at high rates in Canada   {  }

-Arts & Entertainment- And the winner is? Our picks for top flick at TIFF   {  }

-Arts & Entertainment- Scorsese vs. Trumbull: Competing visions collide at TIFF   {  }

-Technology & Science- Cause of massive Antarctic ice shelf collapse uncovered   {  }

-Technology & Science- Apple iPhone 6 map of Canada confuses Toronto, Ottawa   { And Canadians visiting us here in ‘the lower 48’ gasp at weather maps that end at the Canadian border. They know a lot more about us, even our weather, than we know about them. Why do you suppose that is? Narcissism? Wool pulled over -whose- eyes?  —djo— }

-Technology & Science- Jane Goodall on Vancouver Aquarium belugas: ‘That’s not right’   { This article describes Jane as a ‘renowned conservationist’ and quotes her as saying that the Vancouver Aquarium’s beluga breeding programme is ‘indefensible’. Has anybody asked the belugas, orcas and dolphins what they think about this?   —djo— }

 

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“Local /New Brunswick”

Bruce Northrup, province files defence against Windsor Energy claims   { “Former natural resources minister Bruce Northrup and the province of New Brunswick have filed a statement of defence against claims made by natural gas exploration company Windsor Energy. – Khalid Amin, the president of Calgary-based Windsor Energy, launched a $105-million lawsuit against the New Brunswick government and Northrup last month alleging Northrup made false, misleading and defamatory comments that hurt the company. – Amin claims Northrup was libellous when he issued a press release in November of 2011, following an incident in which a Windsor subcontractor did seismic tests along Route 1 inside Sussex town limits. – Northrup said the company had violated the province’s Oil and Natural Gas Act – The province also filed a complaint with the RCMP. – In the statement of defence, the law firm Stewart McKelvey says, “the defendants deny the words complained of were made with malice.” – “The public had a social, political and moral interest in receiving those statements.” – The defence also denies that Windsor Energy’s reputation suffered because of Northrup’s comments. – They argue that any damage to reputation “is not as a result of the words complained of, but because of the plaintiffs’ actions in the media and the plaintiffs’ actions in disregarding the requirements of the act and regulations, its licence and permit.” -” —djo— }

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

N.B. this week   {  }

Liberal candidate Andrew Harvey’s fraud charges dropped   {  }

 

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{ 1:45 pm – Publishing now, will finish checking for typos and painting with crayons later – 5:22 pm – Back from chores & other tasks, colorized and checking one more time before ‘updating’ –     ———djo——— }

Friday, 12 September, 2014 – CBC News Headlines

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 decided 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 }