Daily Archives: October 23rd, 2014

Thursday, 23 October, 2014 – Ottawa Under Attack?

Thursday, 23 October, 2014  -( 46˚F / 11˚C –  & Very Grey & Dreary   @ 10:45 am near Ithaca )-  -( 50˚F / 10˚C –  & raining   @ 1:30 pm Closer to Halifax )-    { Headlines compiled by douglas j otterson & jim wellington, with help from Jim d— }


 { Ottawa Under Attack }

Ottawa War Memorial

* – Cpl. Nathan Cirillo guarding the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier at the National Memorial in Ottawa in a photo posted on Twitter Wednesday. Cirillo was shot and killed by a man who later attacked the Parliament buildings. (Twitter) – *

{  We had actual breaking news last evening.   —djo— }

{  & Today, After briefly conferring with our online staff – 😉 – I had to go get ‘big water’ for our cooler and a couple loaves of ‘day-old’ bread and stuff like that there.  Today’s noon radio broadcast from Halifax sounded a whole lot different from yesterday’s evening news:

– Two ex military types were on the air. One of them was a command level officer who was today’s go-to person. The first guy -not the general- said, -not word for word, I didn’t record this >>—-> Harper’s had us at war for the last 12 or 13 years and he acts surprised that somebody who might have ties with one of the countries we’ve been at war with might attack our soldiers? <—-<<  And I’m pretty sure it was the General who said, again I can’t remember this word for word:  >>—-> Security was lax at the Parliament buildings, not because of action or complaints from some Civil Libertarian types, but because the Harper Government cut back funds, got rid of the commissionaires who had been doing security duty and cut funds to what security operations we had left. – And I think the go-to General responded to someone’s concerns about loss of privacy and civil rights by saying that security measures should be kept at a safe distance from the doors of the Parliament buildings- not because that could be less intrusive, but because security personnel at the doors would not have enough time to stop a determined attacker who was armed.

– Today’s tone was a whole lot calmer and more sane than I expected. People from Atlantic Canada do not seem to be in love with the ‘Harper Conservatives’, and they do not appear to be ‘buying into’ the idea that ‘we should surrender what rights and liberties we have left’.  Even a cashier in a convenience store up here told me that she had noticed that everything felt a whole lot different and less crazy than it felt last night. One person said, “There are 35 million Canadians up here and two or three of them went nuts? I don’t feel any less safe and secure than I did last week.”

– & I heard one semi- off-the-wall suggestion, here we go, complete with pre-amble- “I remember an old Star Trek episode from the original series where Captain Kirk and the gang tried to convince one very peaceful race that they were in danger. In response, the ‘endangered’ society’s citizens just sort of half closed their eyes and made the weapons of anybody who held one impossible to hold, they like burned the hands of the people who thought they could use them. Don’t we have screening technology that could detect bullets and something like high tech heaters that could focus on those bullets? Show dummies with loaded guns in their pockets having their legs blown off  in a reinforced screening facility? Wouldn’t that convince would be attackers that their weapons would explode in their hands? Or their pockets? There’s gotta be a way something like that would work.-“

  – Um, luckily, this person was explaining his idea to somebody else and I didn’t need to respond that I would have to go think about that for a while before I let myself come up with an opinion I could endorse and/or live with.  —jim w— }

 { 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——— }


 Other Sources:

{   “Anyone who would give up a little liberty for a little security will deserve neither and lose both.” —Benjamin Franklin   }

{ “Any politician, police, military, or would be authoritarian of any stripe, who would capitalize on an event like yesterday’s in Ottawa: clearly does not deserve any respect at all, let alone the authority they demand.” — douglas j otterson }

CPR at the War Memorial on Wednesday.

Tweeted from CBC News: “Canadian Muslims fear backlash.”

 { Here’s a quote for you, not about yesterday and Ottawa but the philosophy applies: “The critical studies about #Ferguson in a decade will be fascinating. Because we are building this plane as we fly.” —deray mckesson }



Interesting Juxtaposition: Jacques Poitras is a CBC reporter out of New Brunswick. “L-G” = Lieutenant Governor.

{  & This from ———jda———

– “Thursday, 23 October, 2014 – Ack! We live in a violent culture. Nobody under the age of responsibility planned it this way, at least not in this lifetime. – When the television programmes you plunk your kids down in front of are violent— When their sports are violent— When somebody out there has decided that your games and distractions should all be violent—- Why didn’t you see this coming? – Good, honest young men and women are being duped into taking up arms to support one lie against another. Embrace the love of life. Embrace the love of love. Embrace the preciousness of every life on this planet. Support each other. – To hell with the ideas that kill. To hell with philosophies that say it’s okay to kill for king and country. – We were not told, “Thou shalt not kill unless your government tells you to-” — We were not told, “Thou shalt not kill unless the controlling, obsessive men who took over and subverted your religions tell you to.” — Do not pray for vengeance. – Pray for guidance. Pray for protection from the lies that too many of our contemporaries allow to control their lives. – Pray we call come together and dismiss the governments and (small r) religions that allow darkness to smirk and laugh themselves silly because they’ve been pulling the strings and spitting out the words that convince you that you are working God’s Will when you believe you have the right to destroy the lives of any of God’s Children. – Get thee behind us, thou dupes of the dark side. – Unzip the uniforms and find there are Children of God inside. Burn down the deceptions and realize that any true Religion nurtures your body, mind, soul and spirit, and tells you that we are all one spirit. We are all children of the same divine intelligence. – Smash your delusions and realize we are all One. Before it’s too late. ———jda——— 

// Response from Cathi Harris: “Beautiful!”  —jim w— }





Lead Articles:

"Police State?"

“Ottawa Shooting” -cbc- “Peace Tower out of focus – Police officer – armed and wearing bullet-proof-vest with “Police” plainly visible on his in-focus back.” —jim w—

-New-Parliament returns to new ‘normal’ after gunman’s attack   { * – “MPs will be sitting in the House of Commons as usual today following yesterday’s deadly shooting in the capital, but security measures will likely be stepped up and the Hill will be closed to visitors.”  –  —djo—  }

-Analysis- We’ve known this day was coming, right? Brian Stewart    { * –  “-As Canadians, we’ve been lucky up to this point, Brian Stewart writes. We’ve been telling ourselves for some time now we could be the object of a terror attack. Now is the time to show our resilience.-”  * “But the tone east of Ottawa is a lot more calm than I expected-” Reports Jim W. – “People around here are not buying into mass hysteria. A lot more “Down-Easter’s” than I expected are blaming this on the Harper government and Harper’s style of government, micro-managing everybody in the conservative caucus, and, more importantly, micro-managing the truth- all aspects of the truth.” —djo— }

===== >>—-> Begin ‘Developing’ flash queue >>—->

Photo run with story about Ottawa shootings.

Michael Zehaf-Bibeau, the suspected gunman in Wednesday’s Ottawa shootings, had a criminal record in B.C. and Quebec. (Twitter) —Photo as run with CBC article on web site.

Thursday: 23 October, 2014 – “Developing News” Flashing Headlines:

Ottawa police say public servants can return to work today   { * Isn’t that magnanimous of them? *  —djo }

Parliament under tight surveillance after Ottawa shootings  { * (1) You better believe they were already under tight surveillance. (2) Now they have one hell of an excuse to abuse the authority they’re stealing more and more of every day. (3) I could find twenty conspiracy researchers in ten minutes who would agree that most ‘western governments’ are perfectly capable of putting almost anybody through ‘Manchurian Candidate’ type conditioning and activating them to do exactly what two Canadians did in two days this week. *  —djo— }

PM Harper says:  ‘Canada will never be intimidated’  { * But he keeps on trying to do just that, anyway? * —djo— }

Reservist killed in Ottawa wanted to be full-time soldier   {  }

PM Harper calls Ottawa shooter ‘ISIL-inspired terrorist’  { * And, who inspired Harper and exactly what school of terrorism does he subscribe to? – The “Keep them terrified and they will give you all the power you want” school?  —djo— }

Commons to sit but Parliament Hill to be closed to the public  {  }

Canadian Forces bases step up security after shootings  {  }

Brian Bowman elected Winnipeg’s new mayor  {  }

===== >>—->  End of Flashing headlines <—-<<

How can homegrown attacks be stopped?  { * (1) Stop trying to control every aspect of the lives of the citizens of this country, of this planet. (2) Stop believing that anything gives the right to rule over anybody else.  (3) Stop believing that ‘Leadership’ is anything but a delusional concept mouthed by ice-holes who believe they should be able to push everybody else around. (4) Start treating everybody you see, anywhere you look, as if they just might be your Saviour in disguise.  (5) I could go on and add to this list all day, but you already know not to push any disempowered minorities to the edge of desperation, and you already know how to make people whose self-esteem has been butchered by bullies and authoritarians feel better about themselves. Nobody who has a stake in your welfare because they know that you would ‘give them the shirt off your back’ if you knew they needed it, will ever want to harm you.  —djo— }

-Video- Dramatic events caught on video as shooting unfolds in Ottawa   { * & this headline is about their coverage, not about the breaking news story? *  —djo—  }

-Updated- Commons sergeant-at-arms a hero for ‘selfless act’ in Ottawa shooting   {  }

& there’s a whole special sub section today entitled: “Attack in Ottawa”



Coma faker

“British Fake-Coma Fraudster”


Man who faked coma caught on camera strolling around supermarket   { * But think about this: Does that justify turning spy cameras on everybody everywhere? *  }

Comedian  urges Washington Redskins to adopt ‘sunburned white person; as their logo  {  }

Breaking Bad dolls removed from Toys R Us website after mom’s petition   {  }

Jalapeno Mac N’ Cheese chip flavour wins Calgary man $50K   { *** Maybe this is only because nobody I know was ever able to find the “Poutine with Bacon” flavour anywhere? *** —jim w—  }

-Tuesday?- Spot a bear? Why you should never get out of your car   { *&  I still really want to make a joke about bears stealing your car if you’re stupid enough to get out when you see one. *  —djo— }



“Most Viewed”

Parliament Hill attack: Live updates  {  }

Cpl. Nathan Cirillo, shot dead in Ottawa, dreamed of becoming full-time soldier   {   }

Ottawa shooting:Kevin Vickers hailed as hero who took down attacker  {  And made sure nobody has the opportunity to question him? }

Ottawa shooting: A day of chaos leaves soldier, gunman dead   {   }

Ottawa shooting: How Parliament will carry on   {   }

Ottawa shooting: We’ve known this day was coming   { * Yeah, High Authoritarians have been planning it for years. At your expense. —jda—  }

Ottawa shooting: 15 minutes of terror in the Conservative caucus room   {   }

Ottawa attack: 5 questions about the shootings on Parliament Hill   {   }

Michael Zehaf-Bibeau, slain Ottawa shooter, had criminal record in Quebec, B.C.   { * So you can probably bet some ice-hole will try to tell you we should permanently lock up anybody that ice-hole believes is a threat to his own prosperity, er- I mean security, um, I mean the ice-hole believes that somebody is a threat to public safety, I mean, he will try to convince you that people should be locked up and the keys thrown away. But they don’t tell you that it costs more to keep one, possibly non-violent, ‘offender’ in a maximum security prison for one year than it costs to send a rich guy’s kid to an Ivy League U.S. University – For 4 years, including dorm, books, tuition and bale bond insurance.  —djo—  }

harper sux donkey dicks

This was Tweeted last week.

Our original plans for Wednesday were to talk about Tuesday night’s guests on Coast to Coast am [radio]  { Major Ed Dames, who brought the term ‘Scientific Remote Viewing’ into the awareness of millions by explaining what he did in his military and post military carreer- Told George Noory and the world that he believes our run as the dominant species on planet earth is over. He called the United States a successful experiment that actually showed the world what a free nation could be like, “But those days are over”. & He said, in a comment about puppet heads of state in Asia” “Yes there are [ puppet heads of state ] -and some of them are quite close to home.” —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——


-Blog- Comedian urges Washington Redskins to adopt “sunburned white person” as their logo  { * Or at least come up with a team like the ‘Houston Honkies’ or the ‘Walla Walla White Trash Players’ – Hey, mad magazine fans out there? We really should organize a couple 43 Man Squamish skirmishes and show up with names like those I just suggested. Or how about the ‘Philadelphia Pink Skins?” —djo— }

 { Ack! it’s 3:45 pm EDT-  I thought I could get away with an abridged version of this today, guess not- hey?  — —djo— }



-Yesterday- The blizzard of fear driving America’s Ebola response: Neil Macdonald  { * Holy Bull Chips! A voice of reason? Quick- Pinch me-  —djo—  }

-Analysis- Stephen Poloz awaits sunrise after Canada’s long industrial sunset   { * Wake up, Stephen, Both the Canadian and U.S. economies have been manipulated into the sewers by ice-holes disguised as ‘Banksters’ They wanted to disempower you and me and everybody in North America, and with the help of quite a few politicians, like Ronald Reagan, George Bush the first, George Bush the second, Barack Obama, and possibly every US presidential personality since they shot Kennedy for not going along with their plot- and hey, looks like your boy Stephen Harper is on their team too- and I don’t know how many Canadian Names to add to the list of ice-holes who sold your economy down the toilet, because I wasn’t paying enough attention to what was going on up there. –Until recently. *** Hey, we’re in the same boat. It’s sinking. start paddling like crazy or bail- will ya?***  —djo— }

-New- ISIS fight: Turkey says 200 Kurdish peshmergra fighters can cross to Syria   { * You might remember ISIS, everybody thought they were a big deal, until yesterday?  —djo— }

Winnipeg police make arrest after remains of 6 babies found in locker    { * I  think it might be more accurate to call the ‘locker’ a ‘storage facility’. *  —djo— }

Dinosaur with huge ‘T.Rex’ arms had hooved toes, fantail   {   }

Partial solar eclipse visible across most of Canada today   {  But it’s too cloudy in New York State. —djo— *** And raining like hell in New Brunswick. *** —jda— }

-Updated- ‘We are all shaken by it,’ Obama says of Ottawa shooting   { ***** And Jim W. was the only U.S. radio news person I know of who knew about and reported on the air – the fact that Canadian citizens were going all the way to New York City to march in Solidarity with Americans and show their support after 9/11/2001.  So heck, I hope my fellow ‘USAtians’ show a little empathy and compassion, or wait a couple days, it might happen here.  —djo— }

-Exclusive- Woman’s ‘private and sensitive’ psychiatric report sent to her employer   {   }

Global science group demands Ottawa restore ‘freedoms and funding’ to scientists   {  }

Ex-CSIS informant can’t imagine why security wasn’t upped at Parliament    { * Um, for the same reason the Vice President of the U.S.A. on September 11, 2001, had ordered all U.S. fighter jets on the east coast to stand down so they could perpetrate 9/11/2001 on the U.S. and by extension, to the whole freeping human race on planet Earth?  —djo— }

Chinese government hackers allegedly attack Apple’s iCloud  { * One guy I met told me that the leaders in China were space-alien hybrids, “And not the good aliens, either.” -Which could be true in the poetic sense, if not literal? But, when you can’t believe anything our government tells us, and you can’t believe anything the corporate media tells us? should we all stand in a big circle and play Kazoo music until they shut up and go home and leave us alone? *  —djo— }

Youngest ever Nobel-winner Malala Yousafzai to become honorary Canadian   { * But, if this puts her in a class with Stephen Harper and John Baird, — If I was her, I’d refuse that ‘honour’  —djo— }

-Recap- World Series: Royals draw even Belting Giants   { * I think the Giants prabably ‘Squeaked by’ the Royals, 7-1, in the first game and the Royals obviously ‘Clobbered’ the Giants, 7-2, in the second game. 3rd, 4th, and 5th games are scheduled for Friday, Saturday and Sunday in San Francisco. I betcha not many people will be wearing flowers in their hair.  —djo—   }

"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- CF-18 fighter jets head to Kuwait    { * Why would I want to watch that? Or the 100 snakes that were found in somebody’s house? *  —djo— }

-Must Watch- NHL supports Canada    { * Besides believing we should all carry hockey sticks to beat on anybody who looks like a terrorist? The NHL ‘supported Canada’ by singing ‘O Canada’ at their Pittsburg Penguins- Philadelphia Flyers game. Um, don’t forget that the NHL stole the game from Canada— 😉  —djo—  }

===== There are no “Editor’s Picks” today =====

Yesterday: -Editor’s Pick- Glenn Greenwald in conversation about secrets, transparency and digital future  { * Now this is what I would call a “Must Watch” * —djo— }

Yesterday:-Editor’s Pick- Global deaths for communicable diseases compared   { * I wonder if they meant to say “-deaths FROM communicable diseases-” Are we on this planet to serve the bacteria? Are we dying for diseases? Ya think that might have been a Freudian sleep?  😉  —djo— }

Yesterday: -Editor’s Pick- Indian status: Why Lynn Gehl’s court challenge matters   { * Heck yes, When The Angels of Light come here and show everybody what’s been going on, instead of just clearing things up with “life reviews” between lives –  Can you imagine what would happen if they stand there and say, “Well, you’ve got two choices here, you can give the country back to its true owners and pay the First Nations the full value of what you stole from them, or you can go to hell.—”  * —djo—  *** Instead of doing everything you can to turn this planet into hell? ***  —jim w— }

===== Left-overs worth leaving there? =====

-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- Stocks power higher for a 4th day in Toronto, New York   {  }

-Business- Apple’s iCloud believed attacked by Chinese government hackers   { * While the Canadian Prime Minister was busy kissing their butts? *   —djo— }

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

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

-Community- ‘Sexy’ kids Halloween costumes ifnite fierce debate about parental responsibility   {  }



“Local / New Bruswick”

===== Below is taken directly from the CBC /news/ website =====


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Ottawa shooting: Miramichi ‘very proud’ of Kevin Vickers  { *** One caller on CBC radio this noon time responded to Kevin Vickers being called a hero by saying she wondered if he felt like a hero- taking another human being’s life rarely makes anyone feel like they did something good. *** —jim w— }

Tidal Bore sculpture unveiled in Moncton  { *Not that Moncton has boring tides- This granite sculpture looks like the Bay of Fundy tides that surfers sometimes hitch a ride on.   —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—  *** Update*** Today, in the news somebody said, “It won’t be long before they raise the rates-” Stick around, see how fast Utility company managers can run away when enough people find out how they buried technology that could have us all using renewable energy that the sun, the wind, the rain, running water, and the tides could give us for free- and become really really angry about being lied to and ripped off. *  —djo—  }

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



seattle totem

“Seattle Totem”

“First Nations”

Residential school survivors in Nunavut confused about education credit   {  }

5 top picks for the imagineNA TIVE film festival  {  }

Diabetes support, prevention urged for Eskasoni   {  }

New women’s shelters planned in Cree communities   {  }

Edmonton jury selection process to be reviewed   {  }

Grandmothers play key role helping families in North Central   {  }

Methadone treatment needs review, First Nations leader says    { * & I remember when they used to call Methadone “Rockefeller’s dope” *  —djo— }

Music NB awards should include aboriginal category, exec says    {  }

Defence wants mistrial in Douglas Hales murder case   {  }

Shale gas protester admits assaulting RCMP officer in Rexton   {  }

-Special Report-‘Canada’s Worst Neighbourhood’ needs more attention: community leaders, residents  {  }

-Audio-Wikwemikong group releases Anishinaabe language app   {  }

Winnipeg Indigenous Rock the Vote drums up encouragement  {  }

Top 10 indigenous films of all time   {  }

===== Older stuff: =====

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

Manitoba Hydro evicted from northern dam station   {  }

6 things to know about N.W.T.’s infrastructure plans   {  }

Who gets to be ‘Indian’: 6 reasons why Lynn Gehl’s court challenge matters   {  }

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  {  }

Food Banks Canada project to deliver fresh food to remote First Nations   {  }

Closing arguments begin in case of underfunding aboriginal child services   {  }

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

Healing garden planned to remember residential schools in St. Albert   {  }



{ Almost 4:30 pm EDT —Ready to Rock and Roll— & Thankful for help from Jim W again,  —And from “—jda—“ again this time —   ———djo——— }