Daily Archives: October 24th, 2014

Friday, 24 October, 2014 – Picking Up Pieces

Friday, 24 October, 2014  -( 52˚F / 11˚C –  Blue Skies & Clear   @ 11:11 am near Ithaca )-  -( 46˚F / 8˚C –  & raining   @ 12:20 pm Closer to Halifax —jda—)-   { Headlines put together in the Early afternoon, then held until late evening in case something new broke- }   { Headlines compiled by douglas j otterson & jim wellington, with help from —jda— }


 { 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 this week. Tuesday, someone later labeled a ‘homegrown terrorist’ ‘committed vehicular homicide’, targetting and hitting two men in military uniforms with a vehicle, killing one.  Wednesday, a reservist guarding a War Memorial with a rifle without bullets was shot and killed by a man who walked away calmly, got into one vehicle, drove away to a spot where he got out with his weapon, stole another vehicle, drove to the Parliament Buildings, parked, got out with his rifle visible, ran up to and into the buildings, got inside -into the Conservative caucus room, where he was shot and killed by what was described as ’30 security personnel all firing at once’. The sergeant at arms at the Parliament building is credited with protecting Parliament from the ‘lone gunman’.   —djo— }

{  Thursday, 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 }

 { 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 }

Highway Of Heroes

Re-Tweeted by Elizabeth May- Green Party Leader and MP- This photo of the funeral procession along the ‘Highway of Heroes’, Canada’s Hwy 401 between Trenton and Toronto, Ontario. This is where the tradition of lining up along highways to honour war dead began.

 {  & 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— }


Harper Hugs Trudeau?

“MPs, political staff and parliamentary personnel are struggling with emotions, two days after a gunman was killed in a shootout in the busy Centre Block of Parliament Hill.” -cbc-

{ Friday appears to be the Stephen Harper Show: Anywhere the Video News crews were, Harper was centre stage. -djo- }




Lead Articles: Today’s Theme: “How Politicians Hope to Capitalize/Gain More Political Clout by Positioning Themselves Correctly in front of News Cameras after Atrocities committed by desperate, disempowered & marginalized individuals.”

"Police State?"

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

‘I saw the gun in his hands’: MPs, Hill staff struggle to process shooting   { * – “MPs, political staff and parliamentary personnel are struggling with emotions, two days after a gunman was killed in a shootout in the busy Centre Block of Parliament Hill”  –  —djo—  }

-Updated- Outpouring of emotion as body of soldier killed in Ottawa arrives home in Hamilton    { * –  “-Thousands of Canadians lined highway overpasses on a 600-kilometre stretch from Ottawa to Hamilton, Ont., Friday, waving flags and bursting into spontaneous renditions of “O Canada” to honour Cpl. Nathan Cirillo as a procession carried his body home, arriving shortly before 8 p.m.-”  *  —djo— }

Another Canadian jihadi slips through the cracks   {* – “Yet another young Canadian has managed to get away to Syria to fulfil his aim of waging jihad and has boasted of his exploits online, an investigation by Radio-Canada’s program Enquête has found.” – * *** & Fear-Mongers capitalize on exploiting anything that might raise public anxiety levels – which, these days, involves photos of young men trying to look badass and jihadi-like, bragging about escaping to hot spots to join a holy war against everything the country they grew up in stands for. *** // ***** Meanwhile, the real news is that a mosque was vandalized in Canada this morning and a couple hours later, the community showed up to help remove the hate messages that had been scrawled all over the front of the building. —jim w— }

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

Crown honouring Cpl. Cirillo.

Hamilton, Ontario City Hall as Cpl. Cirillo’s body arrived.

Fridayday: 24 October, 2014 – “Developing News” Flashing Headlines: Propaganda Prevails

Cpl. Nathan Cirillo makes final journey to Hamilton, Ont   { * This has been big news all day. *  —djo }

Honour Guard returns to duty at National War Monument  { * & Stephen Harper seized the opportunity for photo ops in an effort to look ‘Leadership’-like. *  —djo— }

Egypt declares emergency after 30 Sinai troops killed  {  }

2 year old Ebola patient in Mali dies: health official   {  }

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

Mandatory quarantine ordered for health workers returning to N.Y., N.J.  { }

& the special sub section today entitled: “Attack in Ottawa” is still in evidence.



Politically-Correct Cookie sign

“Politically Correct Cookies?”


‘Organic genderless gingerbread figures’ might be the most politically correct cookies in esixtence   {   }

Celebrated architect Frank Gehry flips the bird to Spanish media  {  }

Queen writes her first tweet to open tech exhibit   {  }

Snakes on the plains: 98 snakes, found in home, released to the wild   {  }



“Most Viewed”

Cpl. Nathan Cirillo: Outpouring of emotion for ‘Canada’s son’  {  }

Jian Ghomeshi, host of Q, off the air to deal with ‘personal issues’   {   }

Another Canadian jihadi slips through the cracks  {  }

Washington school shooting: 2 dead, including one gunman    {   }

Cpl. Nathan Cirillo’s killer approached from behind, fired twice   {   }

Ottawa shooting: National War Memorial ceremonial guards back on duty   {   }

Ottawa shooting: Where did Michael Zehaf-Bibeau get his gun?   { * Why does this matter? This headline sounds like somebody is trying to focus your attention on a complete non-issue, most likely to tighten controls on those who legally own firearms. Illegal guns can be found anywhere. There are even cases in which unethical cops will find an unregistered gun at one scene, hang onto it for years, and then plant it in someone’s possession when they want to frame somebody. —djo— }

Sun turns biggest sun spot in 24 years toward Earth   {   }

Michael Zehaf-Bibeau was sked to leave Burnaby, B.C. mosque   {   }

-15 photo slide show- The week in pictures, Oct. 18-24   {   }

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- Tuesday night he 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- ‘Organic genderless gingerbread figures’ might be the most politically correct cookies ever  {  }




2 dead, including lone gunman, after shooting at Washington high school  {   }

NYC hatchet attacker not tied to terror groups, police say   { * And, even in the U.S.A., which many see as the gun capital of the world, if a private citizen shot and killed a man attacking him, or his child, with a hatchet, the private citizen would be charged with excessive use of force. If you are five feet two and weigh 90 pounds- and some steroid-enhanced warrior who might be six feet ten and weigh three hundred pounds- all solid muscle- attacks you or your kids with an axe, you can protect yourself and your kids with an axe, but not a gun. *  —djo— }

Jian Ghomeshi, host of Q, off the air to deal with ‘personal issues’   { ‘Q’ is a program developed and originating from CBC radio.  —djo— }

-Updated- Ottawa gunman was asked to leave B.C. mosque    {  }

Sun turns biggest sunspot in 24 years toward Earth   {   }

Ebola patient in Mali dies   {   }

Magnotta trial hears from computer forensics expert about video trail   { * The last headline I saw on this subject read: ‘Experts cannot tie murder video to computers’.  —dj0— }

J.K. Rowling promises Halloween treat for Harry Potter fans   {   }

Harper demands expedited review of police powers for terror suspects   {   }

-Exclusive- Councillor using city contractor to build cottage, rival alleges    {  }

Sitting, the ‘new smoking’ is killing us and costing the economy billions   { * So- should we be prepared for representatives of the Corporate Plutacracy -read that: ‘corporate based fascist government’- to begin arresting and executing people for sitting down too often? If you believe this is far-fetched, wait until you learn that somebody has copyrighted your dna and quietly had laws passed giving them the power to dictate what you can and can’t do about reproducing and ‘misusing’ the dna that they now ‘own’. And another thing: Even if ‘sitting is costing the economy billions’, how much do you think black ops budgets, and under-reported military spending are costing? More like trillions.*  —djo— *** And your governments have huge income streams that they hope you never find out about, because they do not need to tax you the way they do. Governments are fraudulently extorting money from you. Source: CAFR1.com  —jim w— * }

-Analysis- Should we stop intervening in the Middle East? Nahlah Ayed   {   }

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— }

-Feature- Condolences for Cpl. Cirillo and Warrant Officer Vincent   {  }

Canadian Consulate in Istanbul evacuated after suspicious powder found   {   }

-Photos- Partial solar eclipse: Your photos of the crescent Sun   {   }

-Recap- World Series:   { * WE are extremely late again today. So we’ll tell you. The Royals beat the Giants 3-2. Royals now have won 2 games and the Giants have won 1.  —djo—  }

"Secret Space Plane"

“Secret Space Plane”

U.S. Robotic space plane lands after secret 2-year journey around Earth   { * What we thought was a slip-up in which somebody might have admitted that there were several space craft around Mars when the comet did a fly-by, was amended by NASA to explain that 3 satellites are in orbit around Mars and they were told to hide behind the planet when the comet approached. *  —jim w— }

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

-Must Watch- Cpl. Nathan Cirillo’s final journey home    {   }

-Must Watch- Auroras leave Greenwood    { * No, the Aurora Borealis did not pack up and move out of town over some kind or dispute with cosmic corporate magnates trying to extort any kind of cosmic currency from them, transport planes flew out of ’14 Wing Greenwood’ on Friday night.  —djo—  }

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

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

Wednesday:-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— }

Wednesday: -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— }

===== Greatest Hits this week? =====

-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- 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 =====

=== End of copied and pasted from New Brunswick box on cbc.ca/news/ page ===

{ -But- Re: ‘Police and intelligence agents need more power’ — “In their dreams, poopy face!”  —djo— }



seattle totem

“Seattle Totem”

“First Nations”

imagineNA TIVE’s Shane Belcourt on directing, dance and #MMIW  {  }

Nunavut justice system ‘failing children and youth’: Inuit group  {  }

-Photos- Arviat youth use art workshops to discuss difficult topics  {  }

Tsilhqot’in chief hanged in 1864 exonerated by B.C. Premier Christy Clark  {  }

Yukon fashion designer set for Paris runway  {  }

Film tells story of Inuk man who died in RCMP custody  {  }

Manitoba dam protesters demand revenue sharing, hydro bill help  {  }

Residential school survivors in Nunavut confused about education credit   {  }

Top 10 indigenous films of all time   {  }

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

Grandmothers play key role helping families in North Central   {  }

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

=== Previous Articles: ===

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   {  }

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  {  }

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   {  }

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   {  }

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——— }