Monday, 20 October, 2014 – CBC News Headlines:

Monday, 20 October, 2014  -( 41˚F / 5˚C –  & partly cloudy  @ 9:45 pm near Ithaca )-  { Headlines compiled by douglas j otterson & jim wellington }

{ Today is my mother’s, Tom Petty’s, & a couple guys I’ve worked with’s- birthday. (Like Josh T. from Renfrew)- & one person who doesn’t want their birthday made public- —jim w— }

Red-Eyed Vireo?

A large number of red-eyed vireos were among the estimated 7,500 migrating songbirds killed by the flare at Canaport LNG in Saint John. (Courtesy of the Migration Research Foundation)

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

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 Other Sources:

Wikileaks Solidarity demonstration.

Announcement: Wikileaks Solidary outside the Ecuadorian Embassy Wednesday Oct. 22 between 5 & 7 pm London Time.


{ “-Snowden’s Film Tests Hollywood Obama Supporters: – LOS ANGELES — Early in Laura Poitras’s documentary “Citizenfour,”Edward J. Snowden, who exposed vast electronic surveillance by the United States government, tells what pushed him to go public. – “As I saw the promise of the Obama administration betrayed, and walked away from,” says Mr. Snowden, referring to drone strikes and invasive monitoring by the National Security Agency, “it really hardened me to action.”  – But do some of President Obama’s staunch Hollywood supporters share his sentiment? – Her provocative, and deeply admiring, look at Mr. Snowden — which had its premiere at the New York Film Festival on Oct. 10 — arrived here this week amid high hopes, intense curiosity and more than a few raised eyebrows over its sharp critique of Mr. Obama, a president who has enjoyed strong support in the movie world. – The intrigue is especially pitched because several of the companies behind “Citizenfour” — which takes issue with Mr. Obama’s expansion of Bush-era surveillance, and his administration’s attempt to prosecute Mr. Snowden for espionage — are led by some of the president’s close political allies. – They include Harvey Weinstein, the Weinstein Company’s co-chairman, as well as Jeff Skoll, the founder of Participant Media, and Richard Plepler, the chief executive of HBO, who all have been major contributors to Mr. Obama’s political campaigns. – “Citizenfour” has already landed high on the handicappers’ lists of prospects for a documentary features Oscar. The film also promises to jolt the award season with a dose of real-world politics, as happened in 2012, when Steven Spielberg’s “Lincoln,” Kathryn Bigelow’s “Zero Dark Thirty” and Ben Affleck’s “Argo,” the year’s best picture, converged on Washington, with screenings, receptions and a Congressional uproar over the portrayal of torture by Americans in Ms. Bigelow’s film, which was about the hunting down of Osama bin Laden. – The role that Mr. Weinstein, whose Radius-TWC unit is backing the film (and distributed last year’s Oscar-winning documentary “Twenty Feet From Stardom”), will play in promoting “Citizenfour” remains unclear. In the past, he has not shied from using his association with Mr. Obama to promote issues-oriented movies. These include the biopic “Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom,” which had a much-publicized White House screening last year, and the documentary “Bully,” which was screened for Mr. Obama in 2012, just minutes after he announced his support for a pair of anti-bullying bills. – Also in 2012, Mr. Weinstein arranged a high-profile Washington showing of his “SEAL Team Six: The Raid on Osama bin Laden,” raising complaints that its flattering portrayal of Mr. Obama — who was edited into the film before its election-week premiere — amounted to a campaign stunt. – On Tuesday, it was the Radius-TWC co-presidents, Jason Janego and Tom Quinn, and not Mr. Weinstein, who played host as Ms. Poitras introduced “Citizenfour” to film buffs and some potential Oscar voters at the Los Angeles County Museum of Art. – “The film is certainly about the danger of N.S.A. surveillance, but it’s also really about courage,” Ms. Poitras said. (The movie’s title comes from Mr. Snowden’s self-designated code name when he began communicating with Ms. Poitras.) – In a later phone interview, Mr. Quinn and Mr. Janego said they had exercised considerable autonomy in acquiring rights to “Citizenfour” after Mr. Quinn visited Ms. Poitras to discuss the unfinished film at her home in Berlin. Both stressed that Mr. Weinstein and his brother, Bob, co-chairmen of the parent company, were not a driving force in the decision to distribute the film, which is to open on Friday in Los Angeles, New York, San Francisco and Washington. – “We did not see the actual film until very late in the process,” Mr. Quinn added. –  Promotional screenings and talks are likely among the tech crowd in San Francisco and among political types in Washington, but scheduling has been hampered by that late delivery, he said. – The potential power in “Citizenfour” lies less in its revelations — though its ending points to the existence of another, as yet unidentified, government-surveillance whistle-blower — than in its intimacy and attempt to make narrative sense of the disclosures by Mr. Snowden, a former N.S.A. contractor. – At the film’s core are startlingly close encounters with Mr. Snowden, shot during eight days in a Hong Kong hotel room in 2013, as he began revealing secrets of the N.S.A. to the journalists Glenn Greenwald and Ewen MacAskill, and wrestled with the implications of his leaks. At one point, in nearly silent pantomime, he reshapes his beard and restyles his hair, preparing to slip from the hotel and eventually seek refuge in Russia. – The footage of Mr. Snowden is framed against shots of Mr. Obama and members of his administration, first denying the existence of domestic surveillance, then promising a review of programs, and finally insisting on Mr. Snowden’s prosecution. – In the Oscar race for best documentary, “Citizenfour” is likely to find itself up against some less volatile documentaries. Among those are “Red Army,”about Soviet hockey stars; “Life Itself,” about the film critic Roger Ebert; and “Tales of the Grim Sleeper,” about the predations of a serial killer in South Los Angeles. – But “Citizenfour” recalls a different political dynamic, in 2004, when Mr. Weinstein introduced Michael Moore’s anti-Bush “Fahrenheit 9/11” at the Beverly Hills headquarters of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences with a personal tribute to Mr. Moore. The two received a roaring ovation from like-minded Academy members. – But “Fahrenheit 9/11” won no Oscars. It was ruled out of the race when Mr. Moore chose to air it on pay-per-view television shortly before the presidential election. – This time around, though, some key voices are quieter. –  Mr. Plepler, whose top documentary executive, Sheila Nevins, is an executive producer of “Citizenfour,” has not yet seen the movie, an HBO spokesman said. Mr. Skoll, through a Participant Media spokeswoman, declined to comment when asked whether he had concerns about the film’s view of Mr. Obama. In an email, referring to Mr. Quinn and Mr. Janego, of Radius-TWC, Mr. Weinstein said: “This is Tom and Jason’s show. They have autonomy, and it’s all their call.” – Mr. Janego, on Wednesday, asserted that Ms. Poitras’s cinéma vérité approach leaves a comfort zone for both those who support Mr. Snowden and those who find his actions offensive. “You’re left to make up your own mind,” he said. -”  ———djo——— }

 

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Lead Articles:

Disabled Russian Cargo ship.

Fuel-laden Russian cargo ship under tow off B.C. coast. -cbc-

Tug tows incapacitated Russian cargo ship to port in Prince Rupert  { * The first attempt to tow it anywhere failed when the rope snapped. The news last night said they were once again worried it might run aground and ruin sensitive areas around Haida Gwaii, B.C. *   —djo—  }

-Go Public- Negative online reviews can lead to threats of legal action from targeted businesses    { * It says an Ottawa student learned that the hard way. * —djo— }

Prince William and Kates 2nd baby due in April: official  {  }

Russian ship carrying tonnes of fuel now docked in BC port    {  }

Canadian Ebola response team starts dry run in Nova Scotia   {  }

Nigeria declared Ebola-free with now new cases in 42 days  {  }

-Updated- ‘A spectacular success story’: WHO declares Nigeria free of Ebola  {  }

Content streaming could leave Bell and Rogersl only providing the ‘pipe   { * – Canadians who want to view specialty channels and watch their favourite shows must go through their cable providers, like Bell and Rogers. – But some industry experts say that may change. They suggest that Canadians will inevitably have access to American content streamed online when online streaming becomes the norm and more and more people abandon their cable providers. – It’s already happening south of the border. Last week, HBO announced that it will allow Americans to stream its programming online next year without having to subscribe to the cable channel. –  While HBO won’t be streaming its service into Canada, at least not yet, the experts say the pressure from the public and from some content providers to allow more streamed foreign content is bound to grow. And that could mean that Bell and Rogers may eventually be relegated to essentially providing the “pipe” —  or the actual cables, connecting to households that facilitate internet or wireless service. – “[Rogers] controls the pipe as does Bell. They will come to the realization, that’s their model, forget about content, and all this other nonsense, they don’t really have anything of propriety there to offer,” said Fred Lazar, an economics professor at York University’s Schulich School of Business. “Focus on the pipe, control that, and essentially increase the rates charged there as people start migrating.” – *  —djo— }

-Old- Chrétien defends Trudeau’s Iraq position, calls CF-18 mission ‘marginal’ response   { * Former prime minister Jean Chrétien says he supports Liberal Leader Justin Trudeau’s decision to oppose Canada’s air combat mission in Iraq. *  —jim w— }

-New- 7 surprising revelations from Justin Trudeau’s memoir  {  }

-Old- Foreign caregivers backlog grows as families wait for residency  { * The number of individuals waiting for permanent resident status under a program that brings foreign caregivers and nannies to Canada has ballooned to more than 60,000, according to documents released under an access to information request. * —djo— }

 

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Deflated Sculpture.

In Paris, France. A controversial inflatable green sculpture was attacked and deflated.”

“Offbeat”

 

Paris ‘sex toy’ sculpture deflated by angry locals   {  }

Canadian Pacific accidentally bulldozes Montreal park   {   }

Identity theft? Barack Obama’s under-used credit card declined in New York restaurant   {  }

Saskatoon family wants to keep raccoon as pet   {  }

{ Everything here is repeated from Saturday- —djo— }

 

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“Most Viewed”

Canada’s Dumbest Charge: The 5 most frustrating fees  { * & I can think of a couple more Like income tax and utility bills and local municipal taxes. If what Walter Burien says is true at CFR1 dot com then they’re extorting from all of us and don’t need a penny of it, the lying ice-holes *  —djo— }

How foreign online streaming will upset Bell and Rogers apple carts   {  }

Rob Ford asked to leave Ward 17 advance voting station  {  * “You can’t campaign for anyone while you’re here.” *  —djo—  }

harper sux donkey dicks

The above photo says it all.

ISIS fight: Turkey helping anti-ISIS Kurds defending of Kobani  {  }

Claudia Huber, Yukon woman, killed in bear attack  { * She and another person operated ‘Breath of Wilderness’ a year-round adventure touring company. The article says the company website includes a German translation. *  —djo— }

Prince William, Kate’s 2nd child due in April   { & Cathi Harris, one of our ‘stringers’ predicted this and a lot of other things that have happened this year as part of her Year’s-End/Looking Ahead to next year pedictions that she does every year around or before New Year’s Day. She was almost frighteningly accurate this year.  —djo— }

Lynn Gehl challenges Indian status denial in Ontario court   { * A woman is challenging a decision made previously that she didn’t know who one of her grandfathers was. Her lawyer says the government’s ‘ultimate goal’ is to deny status whenever possible “-so stat at the end of the day there will be no Indians.” *  —djo—  }

Ebola CartoonBeer, burgers and cigarettes kill way more than Ebola.

“Yeah- It’s like the flu kills more people every year than the ‘pandemics’ the fear mongers are trying to terrorize us with-” —djo— // seconded by ———jim w——

Could Ebola rank among the deadliest commincable diseases?  { * Could this ‘Ebola Crisis’ rank among the most contrived bits of fear-mongering ever? *  —djo— }

-12 photo slide show- Syria-Turkey border town Kobai under siege by ISIS   {  }

-Blog- Ebola-themed TV series one of many attempts to capitalize on deadly virus  {  }

 

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Other:

-New- Hong Kong protests: Fresh clashes deepen sense of impasse on resolution  {  }

Turkey changes course, helps anti-ISIS Kurds defending Kobani   {  }

Rob Ford sent letter after 2nd sighting at advance poll   {  }

Quebec home daycare worker strike hits parents of 90,000 children    {  }

-New- Mars orbiters survive close encounter with Comet Siding Spring   { *** On Last night’s television news, there was an animated graphic in which three satellites/orbiters around mars moved to hide behind the planet as the comet came closest to Mars. ***  —jim w—  }

-New- Women’s fight for Indian status has personal, political implications   {  }

U.S. conducts airdrops to Kurdish forces battling ISIS in Syria    {  }

Jay Leno receives Mark Twain Prize for humour  { * & Did I tell you that reincarnation researchers are pretty much convinced tht Mark Twain reincarnated as Kurt Vonnegut? They even look a lot alike. *  —jim w— }

Boy starved to death memorialized with Superman statue in Toronto  {  }

Beijing air pollution forces marathon runners to wear masks   {  }

"Secret Space Plane"

“Secret Space Plane”

U.S. Robotic space plane lands after secret 2-year journey around Earth   { * And somebody on CBC teevee slipped today and said that there were a lot of space craft in the sky around Mars looking at the near fly-by of the comet, which was described as ‘the size of a small mountain’ but depicted as being almost round. Kind of like a maginified golf ball after somebody hit it with a sledge hammer from several different directs. *  —jim w— }

-Must Watch- Comet hurtling towards Mars    {  }

-Must Watch- Dramatic house fire rescue    {  }

-Editor’s Pick- Why the ISIS mission is Obama’s real ‘red line’   {  }

-Editor’s Pick- 8 ways to protect yourself from market madness   {  }

-Editor’s Pick- Foreign caregivers backlog grows as families wait for residency   {  }

-World- Exoskeleton enables paralyzed groom to walk down the aisle  {  }

-Canada- Six indigenous cookbooks to warm you up   { * & Hey! Nobody caught the miss-spelling of ‘indigenous’ yesterday- *  —djo— }

-Business- Rogers & Netflix have teamed up to make their first TV show together   {  }

-Business- Crude price drop top of mind as oilpatch reporting season begins   {  }

-Business- WestJet allows gloves as flight crews worldwide worry about Ebola   {  }

-Politics- Cyberbullying bill draws fire from diverse mix of critics   {  }

-Politics- Trudeau leaves door open for Liberals to reverse planned Harper tax cuts   {  }

-Politics- Powerful camps behind Tory nomination skirmish in Ontario   {  }

-Politics- Federal government still mum on how to spend surplus   {  }

-Politics- Canada’s combat mission inIraq could last beyond 6 months  { * How can you tell when a politician is lying? His mouth moves.*  —djo— }

-Arts & Entertainment- Misty Upham, actress, confirmed dead   { * Of apparent suicide. * —djo— }

Green inflatable art before attack.

“Le Monde reported that American artist Paul McCarthy was hit in the face Thursday by a man who said the sculpture, which had just been inflated on the Place Vendôme, had no place there.” (Jacques Brinon/The Associated Press)

-Arts & Entertainment- Paris ‘sex toy’ inflatable art removed after attack by vandals   { * It wasn’t the artist who gave it that nickname. Somebody didn’t like it, attacked it, deflated it. * —djo—   }

-Technology & Science- Project to save wild Atlantic salmon in Bay of Fundy begins   {   }

-Technology & Science- What’s new in OS X Yosemite   { * Sorry- I’m not going to jump into this one. I don’t care if every freaking browser I have squawks and balks and tells me it will no longer be supported. Unless Apple gets a whole lot less greedy they can go perform unnatural acts with themselves. * We expected better from Apple.  —jim w—  }

-Technology & Science- Northern white rhino death puts species on brink of extinction   {  }

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

-Community- Kissing protesters flood British grocery store to protest treatment of lesbian couple   {  }

-Community- Barbie hoping not to add ‘unemployed’ to career list   { * I betcha I know someone who would buy a ‘Bag-Lady Barbie’ *  —djo— }

 

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Gas Flare.

“Environment Canada accuses company of violating laws that protect sensitive and threatened species.”

“Local / New Bruswick”

Canaport LNG faces charges for bird kill  { * A photo of an individual bird from the endangered species is at the top of today’s page here. “LNG” = Liquid Natural Gas? – The company can be fined up to $1,000.000.00 per incident.  —djo— }

Shelley Rinehart named Liberal candidate in Saint John East  {  }

Moncton’s Chantal Thanh Laplante earns Governor General’s award  {  }

Man dies in Saint-Louis-de-Kent house fire  {  }

-Atlantic Voice- No fat jokes here: Doctor dispelling weight gain myths through comedy  {  }

Gassing and dashing sends Moncton man to jail    { He skipped out without paying after filling his tank 3 times. They have cameras, they caught him.  }

Saint John East byelection set for November  { * That’s as soon as they schedule one for.  *  —djo— }

Saint John man missing$6K in cheque scam    { * He says, check your bank statements guys, somebody has been cashing cheques he wrote once- multiple times over.  —djo—   }

Rexton shale gas protests remembered one year later   {  * I talked to a First Nations man who believes that elemental beings set fire to police cars. Hey, if leprechauns and ‘others’ from that world are on our side, we should encourage them. Thank them and honour them for fighting for us. *  —jim w— ***Update, after I wrote this on Saturday, I fell asleep and had a dream encounter with a ‘being’ about three feet tall & dressed all in black, looking like a leprechaun ninja- scared the hell out of me- 😉 ***  —jim—  }

Residential electricity customers underpaying, NB power says  {* All power companies are way over charging- Jim W says. *  —jim w—  }

For the birds: NCC counting species in northern N.B.  {  }

 

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seattle totem

“Seattle Totem”

“First Nations”

-New- Lynn Gehl challenges Indian status denial in Ontario court    {  }

Saskatoon police on two missing persons cases    {  }

-CBC Investigates- Sipekne’katik cranberry project anything but fruitful   { * It was supposed to be a way for a struggling band to make money. But three quarters of a million dollars later, and three years after construction of a cranberry bog began on the Sipekne’katik First Nation, not a single berry has grown there. * *** & I’ve got the feeling from the tone of that statement –  that somebody believes that loads of money is being wasted on projects meant to help First Nations people. ***  —djo— }

Move over Paleo: Six indeigenous cookbooks to warm you up    {  }

Manitoba Hydro evicted from northern dam station   {  }

Ouellette announces plan to make Winnipeg safer for Aboriginal women   {  }

University of Regina said the number of First Nations students is up by 50 per cent over the past 5 years  {  }

-Video- N.W.T. child services to work to support families   {  }

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

 

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{ 12:00 pm —Ready to Rock and Roll— & Thankful for help from Jim W again —   ———djo——— }

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