Daily Archives: October 15th, 2014

Wednesday, 15 October, 2014 – CBC News Headlines:

Wednesday, 15 October, 2014  -( 63˚F / 17˚C –  cloudy & dark @ 11:00 pm —ooops— near Ithaca )-  { Headlines compiled by douglas j otterson & jim wellington }

Map of Ireland, mourning for stolen resources

Irish Ecological dilemma. Don’t let this happen anywhere.

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



Relief workers carrying a survivor.

Relief efforts in Nepal after blizzard and avalanche killed 4 Canadians, among at least a dozen total hikers, climbers and ‘trekkers’.

Thursday, October 9, 2014 –  would have been John Lennon’s 74th birthday.

{  This from Variety: “No amount of familiarity with whistleblower Edward Snowdenand his shocking revelations of the U.S. government’s wholesale spying on its own citizens can prepare one for the impact ofLaura Poitras’ extraordinary documentary “Citizenfour.” Far from reconstructing or analyzing a fait accompli, the film tersely records the deed in real time, as Poitras and fellow journalist Glenn Greenwald meet Snowden over an eight-day period in a Hong Kong hotel room to plot how and when they will unleash the bombshell that shook the world. Adapting the cold language of data encryption to recount a dramatic saga of abuse of power and justified paranoia, Poitras brilliantly demonstrates that information is a weapon that cuts both ways. (Read the full review)” —djo— }


Lead Articles:

-Updated- 4 Canadians among more than a dozen killed in Nepal blizzard, avalanche   {  }

Relatives in Ontario, Quebec say trekkers missing in Nepal    {  }

Power to be restored in downtown Calgary early Thursday   {  }

Royals  bound for World Series with sweep of Orioles   {  }

Canada to contribute $30 million more to Ebola fight: CBC     {  }

Ambrose says Canada will be ready should Ebola arrive  {  }

2nd Texas nurse with Ebola flown to Atlanta hospital  {  }

St. Lucia to bar visitors from Ebola hot zone in W. Africa   {  }

-Analysis- What’s happened to the 200 kidnapped Nigerian schoolgirls?   {  }

Navy’s combat readiness question in internal review   { * Sounds like some upper level Naval officials want their budgets increased.*  —djo—  }



Atristic Norwegian Banknotes, front and back.

Front and back of new Norwegian banknotes.


-Yesterday-New Norwegian banknotes dazzle with pixel art backgrounds   { “-Above [ or left ]: New designs for Norway’s krone, by The Metric System and Snøhetta Design. (Norges Bank) – Norway’s new banknotes have earned praise and adulation online for the unusual artistic design behind them. – Earlier this year, Norges Bank, the Norwegian central bank, made a callout to artists to design the country’s new currency, with the theme of “The Sea.” After narrowing down the selection to eight artists, two series of illustrations will be used – one for each side of the bills. – One side, Norwegian Living Space by The Metric System (the team of Christian Schnitler and Are Kleivan), feature drawings of boats, lighthouses and fish in a style Norges Bank describes as “open, light and typically Nordic.” – The other side, however, is composed entirely out of pixel art: large rectangles, without any shading or gradients, reminiscent of old computer graphics and often associated with 8-bit video games. – The images by Snøhetta Design, called Beauty of Boundaries, vaguely recall coastal scenery but aren’t intentionally “de-rezzed” versions of real locations. In a press release, Snøhetta Design said, “Our goal is to bring people into creating their own interpretations and associations.” – The bank also posted all of the designs by the eight finalists online. All of these designs will be displayed this fall in an exhibition called Norway’s New Banknote Series: The Sea in Oslo.-”   —djo—  }

‘Turnip for what’: Michele Obama dances with a vegetable on Vine   {  }

Chad Kroeger loves Nickelback’s haters { * In one photo a wife is sitting on one guy’s shoulders as he looks like he’s walking somewhere in a hurry. * —jim w—  }

Drone sparks soccer brawl   {  }

Squid swarm attacks research sub in Greenpeace video  { * “These squid are used to being able to eat pretty much anything they see.” * —djo—  }


“The squid in the video belong to a species known as opalescent squid, or ‘market squid,’ as the species often winds up in dishes such as calamari.” Do you blame them for fighting back?



“Most Viewed”

Brother and sister whose home was illegally invaded by violent police officers.

Tyson and Cirbie Bishop said they can’t understand how they’ve paid a higher price than the police officer who entered Tyson’s home illegally and assualted him with a Taser.

-Go Public- Violent police home invasion leads to $66K bill for victims  { * Halifax officer keeps his job and isn’t charged after illegal entry and assault on resident.  –  “”It was just like Cops. Or like a movie. The house was dark. The house was quiet … then bang-bang-bang! on my upstairs door,” said Tyson Bishop, 36, recalling the 2008 encounter. – “It was a home invasion. They invaded my home.” – Within seconds, it escalated to one of the officers shooting Bishop with a Taser stun gun when he tried to stop police from hitting his sister in the face. -Tyson and Cirbie Bishop said they can’t understand how they’ve paid a higher price than the police officer who entered Tyson’s home illegally and assaulted him with a Taser. – “I was fearful for her life,” said Bishop, a GM salesman. “I was watching them pick her up and drop her face on the floor. She was crying.” – “Absolutely unreal,” said Cirbie Bishop, 31. “Under no circumstances would anyone ever believe that two police officers could just enter your home illegally and do that to you.” – Officer broke the law –  One of the officers, Const. Jordan Gilbert, was later sanctioned for illegal entry and assault, after a decision by a police complaint review board. But he was never criminally charged and he kept his job. – The Bishops, who had never been in trouble with the law before, said they are left with $66,000 in legal costs, which the municipality refuses to cover. – “They came into the house without a warrant. They came into the house with absolutely no right to. And we are left to pay for that,” said Cirbie Bishop, an insurance claims representative. – Submit your story ideas: – Go Public is an investigative news segment on CBC TV, radio and the web. We tell your stories and hold the powers that be accountable. -We want to hear from people across the country with stories they want to make public. -Submit your story ideas to Kathy Tomlinson at Go Public – Follow @CBCGoPublic onTwitter – On that night six years ago, the siblings had a Halloween party at Tyson Bishop’s townhouse. They said it was a normal party, with costumes, decorations, drinks and music. Police were called twice over noise complaints by a neighbour. – By the time Const. Gilbert and Const. Mathew Poole arrived to answer the second call at 3 a.m., however, the party was over and the townhouse was dark. Six people, including the Bishop siblings, were sitting around quietly in an upstairs bedroom. – When the officers got no answer at the front door, they entered anyway, then went upstairs and pounded on the bedroom door, ordering anyone who didn’t live there to leave. – “They were just screaming and yelling and swearing and forcing people out of the house,” Cirbie Bishop said, as everyone scrambled. “We had no idea we were there doing anything wrong. We just had a private party.” – She banged into Gilbert while going through the bedroom doorway. He considered that assault, so he and Poole grabbed and detained her. Gilbert later admitted he hit her in the face while pinning her on the bathroom floor. – Cirbie Bishop suffered injuries after being hit in the face while Const. Jordan Gilbert was trying to arrest her. – “They picked me up and they threw me on my face,” she said. – When Tyson Bishop tried to step in and protect his sister, Gilbert Tasered him — in the face — at close range. “You just collapse. You fall so fast and so hard. It’s such a jolt to your head,” Bishop recalled. – Gilbert also admitted hitting him twice.”

-Submit your story ideas: – Go Public is an investigative news segment on CBC TV, radio and the web. We tell your stories and hold the powers that be accountable. -We want to hear from people across the country with stories they want to make public. -Submit your story ideas to Kathy Tomlinson at Go Public – Follow @CBCGoPublic onTwitter –  —djo— }

Ebola symptoms: What are they?   {  }

Nigerian schoolgirls kidnapped by Boko Haram: protests but no rescue  {    }

2 Ottawa-area women amonth those missing in Nepal  {  }

Ebola outbreak: Dallas nurse too Frontier Airlines flight before becoming ill  {  }

‘Ultra Rich Asian Girls’ in Vancouver trailer released on YouTube  {  }

Swarms of biting ladybugs invade Montreal-area homes  {  }

Mata Hari and Edith Clavell: Women, intrigue and WWI propaganda  {  }

McDonald’s coffee cup contained dead mouse, Fredericton man says  {  }

-8 photo slide show- Hong Kong pro-democracy protests   {  }

Conservatives’ copyright law changes could backfire   { * Well jeeze, I hope so.*  —djo— }

-Blog- Parents could be liable for what their kids post on Facebook, Georgia court rules  {  }

-Thursday’s Blog- Fracking company launches pink drill bits for breast cancer awareness  { *This bit of manipulation is pretty freakin low, even for these corporate ice-holes. Trying to link a program that is destroying people’s health, property values and quality of life, as well as putting their lives in actual danger- to a campaign to raise awareness of women’s health issues is worse than unethical, cynical, bold face lying: on a par with telling Africans with AIDs that raping a virgin would cure their disease.*  >>—-> Link to Huffington Post article on Gasland 2 * Fracking may be more hazardous to our health and quality of life than we have previously warned about. Find a copy of Gasland 2 and watch it. — To be fair,  Forbes has been trying to label the movie as ‘Luddite Slander of Fracking’ *** but too many people without a horse in this race have ‘scientifically remote viewed without prejudice’ a future in which the USA has been reduced to less than a third world nation caused in a large part by fracking.   —djo— }



harper sux donkey dicks

The above photo says it all.


How I Met Your Mother star Neil Patrick Harris to host Oscars  {  }

-New- Dropbox passwords posted online   { * “Anyone who would sacrifice a little liberty in favour of a little security will deserve neither and lose both.” Benjamin Franklin —djo— }

-Updated- Assisted suicide ‘a last resort’ for some, Supreme Court told   {  }

Front-line workers warn Alberta not prepared for Ebola Outbreak    {  }

Google unveils now Nexus tablet, smartphone   {  }

What consumer debt crisis? Canadians said to be paying down their mortgages faster   {  }

-New- Elizabeth Pena of La Bamba, Lone Star fame, dead at 55   {  }

Tina Fontaine’s family weeps as men who killed father apologize  {  }

Loonie sinks  below 88 cents US, a 5-year low   {  }

Secret murder in Saskatchewan: RCMP say woman’s homicide is a private matter   {  }

‘My name is Isis. I love my name,’ says woman facing backlash   {  }

Police received faxed instructions to locate head of Jun Lin   {  }

-Updated- Telus misleads by picking and choosing wireless speed data, critics say   {  }

-Must Watch- Elliot Lake inquiry recommendations   { * The investigation of a June 2012 Mall roof collapse that killed 2 women puts the blame on Greed and Neglect, Human causes not mechanical failure. *  —djo— }

-Must Watch- Hurricane Gonzalo satellite image   {  }

-Editor’s Pick- Mata Hari and Edith Cavell: Women and WWI propaganda   { * Elsewhere described as “The sexpot and the saint: Women and WWI propaganda” “Iconic women of era were used in campaigns to bolster war effort” “- Scholars commemorating the 100th anniversary of the First World War are turning their attention to female icons of the era — two of whom were used in propaganda campaigns after their deaths to bolster the war effort, albeit in very different ways. – One was notorious exotic dancer and courtesan Mata Hari. – The other was revered British nurse Edith Cavell. – Both of these iconic women were convicted of treason. – Both were executed by firing squads. – And both were mythologized after their deaths in ways that neither one of them would have sanctioned. – The ‘Bad Girl’ – There is a photo of Mata Hari wearing one of her famed diaphanous outfits in Paris, 1906. – At the crack of dawn on Oct. 15, 1917, 41-year-old Mata Hari (nee Margaret Zelle) was brought to a military firing range after being convicted of espionage for the Germans. – “Mata Hari was a woman of courage,” says biographer Julie Wheelwright, author of The Fatal Lover: Mata Hari and the Myth of Women in Espionage. – The notorious femme fatale Mata Hari was elegantly dressed and refused to be tied to the stake. She also refused to be blindfolded, staring down the 12 soldiers assigned to the firing squad. – The soldiers were given the signal to fire. – “And then Mata Hari fell into what one witness described as nothing more than a heap of petticoats,” says Wheelwright. “And I find that description really poignant because it brings back to earth the fact that she really was harmless and it was really an unnecessary death.” – Julie Wheelwright, author of The Fatal Lover: Mata Hari and the Myth of Women In Espionage, says the propaganda machinery at work during WWI perpetuated fears of women who were autonomous sexual beings breaking social conventions. – Convicted on flimsy and fabricated evidence, she went from being the most sought-after exotic dancer and courtesan in Europe to the most vilified spy. – “Mata Hari was quite open about the fact that she had all these lovers. She was quite open about the fact that she enjoyed sex, and that she moved around and took her clothes off on stage. All of those things make her all wrong.” – Wheelwright argues that the execution sent a clear message at the time – especially to women. – “It was a message of ‘stay in your place,’” says Wheelwright, who points out that the propaganda machinery at work during World War One perpetuated fears of women who were autonomous sexual beings breaking social conventions. – “And certainly in France during the war, the images of women are images of caretakers, not of voluptuous women out to be artisans or courtesans.” – The ‘Good Girl’ – British nurse Edith Cavell was executed by a German firing squad as a spy on Oct. 12, 1915. – Just a couple of years prior to Mata Hari’s execution, another woman was executed by firing squad – this time in German-occupied Belgium. British nurse Edith Cavell was 49 years old when she was convicted of treason for helping Allied soldiers escape the country. – Her death on Oct. 12, 1915, was quickly turned into a rallying point to recruit British soldiers to avenge her. In the 10 weeks following her execution, recruitment to the British military doubled from 5,000 a week to 10,000. – And the war propaganda around her death took liberties with her story to suit the needs of the state at the time. – “She’s often shown to be quite young and vulnerable-looking,” says historian Tammy Proctor, author of Female Intelligence: Women, Espionage and Propaganda in the First World War. “A lot of the tributes to her emphasize her purity because she was unmarried. She embodies this notion of what women should be – nurturer and nurse who suffered for her country. That’s why her image becomes so important.” – Edith Cavell’s image was used to draw volunteers to fight shortly after her execution in 1915. – But there is a profound misinterpretation of what motivated Edith Cavell during her lifetime, argues biographer Diana Souhami. “She didn’t want any young men to die in the trenches.” – Cavell was a devout Christian who eschewed war, and as part of her nursing creed she believed it was her duty to help anyone who was sick or suffering, regardless of nationality. – “She was not motivated by patriotism. It wasn’t a flag-waving thing,” Souhami says. – The night before Cavell’s execution an English pastor met with her in her cell and said she would be remembered as a martyr. According to the pastor’s account, Cavell responded: “Don’t think of me like that. Think of me as a nurse who tried to do her duty.” – Yet there are more monuments to Edith Cavell than any other female figure from the first world war – including a 10-foot white marble statue just off Trafalgar Square in London. When her body was repatriated to England after the war her coffin was paraded through the streets of London on a gun carriage escorted by 100 soldiers. It was draped in the Union Jack for the state funeral at Westminster Abbey. – “People want symbols,” says Souhami. “To say that here was the spirit of good as opposed to the spirit of evil.” -”  —djo— }

-Editor’s Pick- Alberta Health Services staff pressured to attend controversial seminars   { * “Government continued to us Landmark Education despite employee complaints.” *  —djo— }

-Editor’s Pick- Kitchener man builds working exoskeleton   { * ‘A lot of my stuff doesn’t look movie accurate, but it works,’ says inventor. *  —djo—  }

-World- Bermuda residents bracing for Hurricane Gonzalo  {  }

-World- Mount Sinabung erupts  {  }

"cuties killing video games'

Photo posted with GamerGate article

-Canada-‘No one wants to die if living is better’ Supreme Court told   {  }

-Canada- Ex-SNC exec, extradited to face fraud charges, arrives in Montreal  {  }

-Business- TSX, Dow continue slide on weak economic news   { * & The guys at half past human dot com forecast this to the day it began happening. *  —djo— }

-Business- 7 provinces agree to Ontario rules for women on boards   { * “Seven provinces and two territories have signed onto new rules that will require listed companies to report annually on their approach to adding more women to their boards of directors and to senior management. – The amendments are geared to “increase transparency for investors” and help them make investment and voting decisions, the Ontario Securities Commission said in putting forward the rules on Wednesday.” *  —djo— }

-Politics- Jihadi tracking delay downplayed by Public Safety minister  {  }

-Arts & Entertainment- Women filmmakers call for gender equity in male-dominated industry   {  }

-Technology & Science- New Poodle security bug found in web encryption technology   {   }

-Technology & Science- First-ever spacecraft to land on a comet next month   { * And what happens if they find a million year old space craft sitting there waiting for them? *  —djo— }

-Technology & Science- Parens could be liable for what their kids post on Facebook, Georgia court rules   {  }

-Community- The internet has had enough of GamerGate   { * “- For months now, members of the the embattled gaming community have been at war with each other over everything from accusations of biased video game journalism to reports of widespread online harassment against women within the industry. – The web has come to know this ongoing saga as — a term that is as difficult to define as it is to keep track of. – First used by actor Adam Baldwin on Twitter in August of 2014, the#GamerGate hashtag was initially used to organize a heated online conversation about ethics in gaming journalism. – That conversation was sparked by one man’s claims that his ex-girlfriend, a noted game designer named Zoe Quinn, had cheated on him with several men in the gaming industry — one of them a writer for the Gawker media-owned blog Kotaku. – Quinn’s ex-boyfriend appeared to imply within his post that her relationship with a Kotaku writer earned her game, Depression Quest, favourable coverage on the popular video game-themed blog — an implication that many online ran with. – “Quinn turned into the victim of an aggressive attack on her personal life, which included threats of rape, hacking attempts, at least one death threat and doxxing, or the Internet-based practice of publishing private information about an individual,” explained Abigail Elise of the IBTimes. “Those who attempted to defend Quinn from the attacks were given the label ‘social justice warriors,’ quickly escalating into a virulent attack against Quinn and the ethics of video game journalism. Journalists who refused to cover what seemed to be a very public examination of a woman’s private life were labeled gaming journalism conspirators, and a black list was even circulated by gamergate supporters.-”  —djo—}

-Community- Vatican sparks controversy by saying gay couples have ‘gifts and qualities’   {  }



Fibrepotic Cable

Fibreoptic Cable.

“Local / New Bruswick”

Moncton the hub of a fibreoptic superhighway  { Let’s hope that corporations don’t decide they can arbitrarily slow down fibreoptic connections just because they can.  —djo— }

Gary Keating resigned for ‘private reasons,’ Brian Gallant says    { * Gary Keating was a Liberal MLA elected on September 22nd. He resigned before actually being sworn in to his new office. The New Premier, Brian Gallant, wants to schedule a new election for the East Saint John riding that elected Gary Keating by 9 votes over his Conservative opponent. All interested parties are getting ready for a new, or renewed, campaign.  —jim w— }

RCMP watchdog reviews police handling of shale gas protests  { *Now, this one could become quite interesting.*  —djo— }

Ex-Elsipogtog band manager awarded $72K for wrongful dismissal   {  }

McDonald’s coffee cup contained dead mouse, Fredericton man says   {   }



Google Enchanted Owl Doodle

Inuit Artist Kenojuak Ashevak was honoured by Google with this doodle on what would have beeh her 87th birthday.

“First Nations”

Tina Fontaine’s family weeps as men who killed father apologize    {  }

Mobile spay and neuter clinic up on Peguis First Nation  {  }

First Nations Bank opens branch in Yellowknife   {  }

Federal court to review Jackpine Mine expansion today   {  }

Three big ‘whoppers’ told about the Ring of Fire   {  }

[First Nations] voters gear up to cast ballots in Winnipeg’s civic election  {  }

Discrimination not a factor in Mary Johnny’s death: son   {  }

Remembering Tuvvik, Iqaluit’s drop-in alcohol treatment centre   {  }

Watchdog says B.C. government ignoring recommendations to help children   {  }



{11:45 pm —Ready to Rock and Roll— Had help again from Jim W one more time — Thanks, Jim  & apologies go out to everyone, Jim sent me an earlier version of this that he completed before 5 pm my time, I didn’t find it. I went to bed feeling lousy and woke up at ten forty five and went, “Yikes!” ———djo——— }