Daily Archives: October 29th, 2014

Wednesday, 29 October, 2014 – N.B. : Forecasting a foot of snow for Sunday?

Wednesday, 29 October, 2014  -( 54˚F / 12˚C –  & cloudy  @ 2:30 pm near Ithaca The ground was all wet downtown a while ago, I thought it had rained while I was busy indoors and hadn’t noticed. Maybe the construction guys broke a water line?)-  -( 61˚F / 16˚C –  Cloudy and Threatening here  @ 2:45 pm Closer to Halifax —jda—)-  -( Did somebody forecast snow??? — aaaaaa! —jim w— }  { Headlines compiled by douglas j otterson & jim wellington, with help from —jda— }

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 { This is from the ‘Tweet-Us-Sphere’ : }


“If you’re not worried about your privacy, freedom, life, liberty, and pursuit of happiness- you haven’t been paying attention” -djo-


“Conspiracy Watch” was busy yesterday. This is one of a dozen similar quotes they posted. I’m not sure whether this was the original word for word phrase that may have been edited since Ben Franklin uttered it, or not. Wouldnt it be weird if we learned that many nuggets of wisdom we cherish were uttered in a drunken stupor? -djo-

{ –Renewable energy may currently make up only a small percentage of U.S. energy generation capacity, but it’s one of the fastest growing sectors. – Renewable energy generation—primarily wind and solar power—provided more than 40 percent of the new energy capacity in the U.S. in the first three quarters of this year, according to the latest U.S. Federation Energy Regulation Commission (FERC) Energy Infrastructure Update. Oil, nuclear and especially coal provided little new capacity, with renewables outstripping them more than 35 times. Only natural gas, driven by the growth of fracking, showed more growth, and many industry observers think its growth potential is finite. – The new installed capacity of natural gas declined compared to the first three quarters of 2013, from 6,643 megawatt (MW) to 5,153. Wind was the big winner, upping its installed capacity from 965 MW to 1,614 in that period. In September, new wind capacity led the way with 367 MW, followed by natural gas with 114. Coal showed no increase in existing capacity so far this year. Overall, new capacity from all forms of energy declined from 11,452 in the first three quarters of last year to 8,860 this year. – Among FERC’s project updates is that Kern County, California’s Techachapi Wind Energy Storage project is now up and running. The South California Edison Project, FERC says, “consists of an 8 MW-four-hour (32 MWh) lithium-ion battery and a smart inverter system, [and] will help store energy from the existing 5,000 wind turbines and any future additions in the Techachapi Wind Resource Area. Housed inside a 6,300 square foot facility, it is the largest battery energy storage in North America.” Such projects bode well for the continued growth of wind power. – Natural gas still leads overall energy generation capacity in the U.S. by a long shot. It currently provides more than 42 percent of the total. But fracked natural gas and oil production is expected to fall off sharply, as extraction companies hit the most productive “sweet spots” first and then move on to areas with less accessible oil and gas that’s more expensive to reach. – Despite its precipitous decline, coal hangs onto the second place spot for now, generating more than 28 percent of U.S. installed capacity. Nuclear comes in next with 9.3 percent, followed by water at 8.4 percent and wind at 5.3 percent. All other forms of energy generation capacity are far behind. Solar currently provides less than one percent. But PV Magazine, which serves the photovoltaic industry, points out that FERC’s figures only include utility-scale solar, leaving out residential and business installations, which it says are among the fastest growing sources of renewable energy. – “The steady and rapid growth of renewable energy is unlikely to abate as prices continue to drop and the technologies continue to improve,” said Ken Bossong, executive director of  the nonprofit research group the SUN DAY Campaign. “The era of coal, oil and nuclear is drawing to a close; the age of renewable energy is now upon us.” –  —djo— }


 { 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:

"Stop the G20?"

I gathered so much stuff last night, I forgot where this came from- but it was tweeted.

{  Um, I can’t endorse anything that would bring us down to the level of the evil sonuvvaguns who are looking for an excuse to react violently to intilligent dissent. Pick your battles, pick your words. Your mind is your best weapon, leave their weapons out of this.  —djo— }


I have to check this one out- —djo—

{ -Followed the link above to this: * – “This is embarrassing. – Canada is dead last among industrialized nations in a new climate change performance index. – “Canada still shows no intention on moving forward with climate policy and therefore remains the worst performer of all industrialized countries,” says the report released by Germanwatch, a sustainable development advocacy group. – The index takes into account a variety of indicators related to greenhouse gas emissions, development of emissions, climate policy, renewable energy and energy efficiency. – Canada particularly stands out when comparing its low scores on emissions, renewable energy investments and climate policies.

– “This shouldn’t come as much surprise to Canadians. – Back in June, when U.S. Environmental Protection Agency announced plans for historic reductions in carbon emissions, Stephen Harper reversed his long-standing wait-and-see what the Americans do position on emissions, shifting to a new line that he had actually solved the problem two years ago. – That, of course, isn’t true. Earlier this month, an audit conducted by the Commissioner of the Environment and Sustainable Development found the federal government’s policies to reduce emissions has only gotten us 7% of the way to meeting Canada’s Copenhagen Accord targets. – On the other hand, we’re dealing with a government that believes increased fossil fuel use has a correlation with improved air and water quality.” – * —djo— }

{   “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 }




{ “Banking establishments are more dangerous than standing armies” —Thomas Jefferson }

French Cartoon.

“What can one do to reduce the fear of terrorism?” / “Click!”

70,000 dead fish in Ohio.

Tweeted, “It is the legeslators who should go to Jail for this-” 70,000 dead fish in Ohio? —Frack Halliburton?—


{ & Below this begins our usual CBC News Headlines }




Lead Articles: Today’s Theme?: Life’s little surprises explode on the launchpad?


“The company behind the dramatic launch explosion of a space station supply mission promises to find the cause of the failure and is warning residents to avoid any potentially hazardous wreckage.” -djo-

MPs hail ‘hero’ guard in return to caucus room 1 week after shooting  { * “New Democrat MPs applauded a House of Commons guard who used his body to block the door to their caucus room when a gunman attacked Parliament one week ago. All three parties returned today to the caucus rooms they were in when Michael Zehaf-Bibeau attacked last week.” *  Yeah, it probably took more guts to block the door than to step out with a loaded gun and kill somebody we’d probably much rather have questioned.  —djo—  }

Company searches for cause of Antares rocket liftoff explosion   {  }

Nathan Cirillo-inspired racism ‘experiment’ ends with punch to face   { * “In the wake of Nathan Cirillo’s shooting death in Ottawa, a young filmmaker staged a “social experiment” in downtown Hamilton to see how people would react to overt racism against Muslim people.” *  —djo— }

-Analysis- Republicans have high Senate hopes — and real presidential troubles: Neil Macdonald   { * – “Republicans may well gain control of the Senate in next week’s midterms. But when a two-time loser like Mitt Romney leads the GOP list of presidential contenders, you know this is a party in trouble, Neil Macdonald writes.” –  *  —djo—  *** Several ‘Psychics’ and ‘Technical Remote Viewers’ have seen a future in which the 2016 elections in the U.S.A. will not be allowed to go forward. Something Major and disastrous happens between now and then, according to them.  —jim w— }

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“Radio-Canada meteorologist Bill Bourque says up to 30 cm of snow may hit New Brunswick this coming Sunday.” —jimw–

Wednesday: 29 October, 2014 – “Developing News” Flashing Headlines:

New rail measures will include more audits, handbrake use   {  }

Revenue Canada admits letters to taxpayers confusing   {  }

Extra $46 per person could reduce homelessness: report    {  }

New terror laws require evidence-based approach: watchdogs   {  }

MPs attend caucus meetings 1 week after Ottawa shootings   {  }

Ottawa unveils new measures in response to Lac-Mégantic   {  }

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Daniel Radcliffe raps like Blackalicious on Tonight Show   {   }

Telescope to help unravel interstellar mysteries using social media   {   }

Trick about 4:30 p.m. Halloween curfew no treat for police   {  }

10 tips from master Halloween pumpkin carvers   {   }



“Most Viewed”

Nathan Cirillo-inspired racism ‘experiment’ ends with punch to face   {   }

REvenue Canada’s letters full of gobbledegook, internal report finds   {   }

Ottawa shooting: New Democrats hail ‘hero’ guard who protected MPs   {   }

Winnipeg police search home of Andrea Giesbrecht, accused in dead infants case   {  }

Woman with intellectual disabillity sexually assaulted on bus as support worker sat nearby  {   }

“Significant snowfall’ may arrive on Sunday: Environment Canada  {   }

Antares rocket explosion: Orbital Sciences Corp. looks for cause of blast   {   }

Sexual images in Air Canada flight decks worse than airline admits: pilot  {  }

Republicans may take Senate next week, presidency a whole other matter   {   }

Prof decries Crown’s proposed Justin Bourque sentence as ‘vengeance-based’    {   }

-20 photo slide show- Fighting the Ebola outbreak   {   }

-Blog- Millennials shun voice mail in favour of texting  {  }




-Video- 5 Halloween makeup tips  {   }

iPhone users be patient: Apple Pay not not expected in Canada any time soon   {  }

Woman with intellectual disability sexually assaulted on bus as support worker sat nearby   {  }

Canadian held in Indonesia likely to face charges, family says    {  }

Maine nurse plans to end Ebola quarantine    {  }

Winnipeg polic search home of accused in dead infants case    {  }

Transport Canada tightens rail safety regulations in Lac-Mégantic aftermath    {  }

Pilot says some explicit images left on Air Canada flight deck ‘definitely pornographic’    {  }

New Zealanders to vote on changing flag    {  }

Hockey legend Gordie Howe resting after suffering  stroke    {  }

Daylight saving time 2014 ends this weekend   {  }

Watchdogs urge caution in boosting federal policing powers   {  }

-Analysis- Looking for an economic recovery that speaks English: Don Pittis   {  }

$46 a year per Canadian would dramatically reduce homelessness: report    {  }

ROM mummy Justine’s real name was Nefret-Mut, researchers reveal    {  }

-Must Watch- They’re arming the guards at Buckingham Palace    {   }

-Must Watch-  Norway flooding    {   }

-Must Watch-  85th anniversary of Black Tuesday    {   }

-Editor’s Picks-  Are Back :

-Editor’s Pick-  Looking for economic recovery that speaks English: Don Pittis    { * “Sharing this story of recovery and growing ‘animal spirits’ may just make it true.” *  —djo—   }

-Editor’s Pick-  Don’t overload CSIS: The case for a separate foreign spy agency    {   }

-Editor’s Pick-  5 Halloween makeup tips    {   }



“Local / New Bruswick”

Brace for up to 30 cm of snow on Sunday, meteorologist says  { * That’s about twelve U.S. inches. *  —djo— }

TransCanada set to file Energy East pipeline application   {  }

Prof decries Crown’s proposed Justin Bourque sentence as ‘vengeance-based’   {  }

Trick about 4:30 pm Halloween curfew no treat for police   {  }



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“Seattle Totem”

“First Nations”

-New- $100 million Alton gas project delayed over Mi’kmaq concerns    { * “The Nova Scotia government has halted part of the construction work on the $100-million Alton Natural Gas Storage Project until Calgary-based AltaGas carries out further consultation with the Mi’kmaq, CBC News has learned.” *  —djo— }

-New- Final arguments in dispute over chemotherapy for First Nations girl  { * “An Ontario court hears final arguments in the precedent-setting case of whether a child can be forced into protective care without the say-so of the Children’s Aid Service.”  *   —djo— }

-Photos- Whitehorse man caught up in ’60s Scoop seeks peace  { *  “David Moroz and his twin brother were just babies when they were caught up in the so-called 60s Scoop, which saw aboriginal children placed in non-aboriginal homes in the 1960s. Now, Moroz is trying to seek peace for him and his mother in Whitehorse.” *  —djo— }

Edmund Metatawabin visits Winnipeg to discuss his life, book   { * Residential school survivor Edmund Metatawabin’s Governor General’s Literary Award-nominated book Up Ghost River: A Chief’s Journey Through the Turbulent Waters of Native History is a horrific account of residential school life but it includes a call for action and a hopeful message. *   —djo—  }

-Photos- Rescue dog with N.W.T. RCMP breaks down barriers  {  }

-Photos- John Amagoalik, ‘Father of Nunavut’ honoured in Iqaluit   {  }

‘I see this every day:’ Aboriginal outreach worker banned from Edmonton mall  {  }

Gameti, Wrigley RCMP detachments postponed indefinitely   {  }

Faceless Dollsbring awareness to missing, murdered aboriginal women   {  }

‘Pocahottie’ Halloween costume offends aboriginal woman  {  }

-Audio- Aboriginal Midwife Melissa Brown   {  }

-7 Photos- Arviat youth use art workshops to discuss difficult topics  {  }


{ The ‘First Nations Page’ is actually called ‘Aboriginal’ on the CBC web site, but some First Nations object to that title, so we renamed it here.  —djo— }


{ Almost 4:45 pm EDT —Ready to Rock and Roll— & Thanks for your help again, Jim W, & especially since he is working today with a bruised rib, ouch!  — And also thanks for help from “—jda—“    ———djo——— }