Daily Archives: October 30th, 2014

Thursday, 30 October, 2014 – Quote Eleanor Roosevelt – Waste Time on the Internet for fun and profit?

Thursday, 30 October, 2014  -( 45˚F / 7˚C –  & cloudy  @ 12:30 pm near Ithaca )-  -( 52˚F / 11˚C – Sunny, with puffy white clouds half filling a nice blue sky  @ 1:45 pm Closer to Halifax —jda—)-  -( & Snow is still in the forecast for Sunday —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’ : }

Eleanor Roosevelt Quote

Eleanor Roosevelt Quote


“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——— }


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Comcast Horror Stories

Comcast Horror Stories

{  Um, most of the people I know would have told you to ignore Comcast if they were trying to double bill you. Don’t cave in to ice holes – when you do, they win, when they win they come down harder on their next victim. You aided and abetted their extortion operations.  —djo— }

War Is Terrorism

War Is Terrorism

{   “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!”

{ “On the shore dimly seen through the mists of the deep,
Where the foe’s haughty host in dread silence reposes,
What is that which the breeze, o’er the towering steep,
As it fitfully blows, half conceals, half discloses?
Now it catches the gleam of the morning’s first beam,
In full glory reflected now shines in the stream:
‘Tis the star-spangled banner, O! long may it wave
O’er the land of the free and the home of the brave.”

2nd verse of  “Defence of Fort M’Henry” By Francis Scott Key }

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-  Thursday: Will this set back the commercialization of space?

-Updated- Ghomeshi vows to fight violence allegations after Trailer Park Boys star comes forward  { * “Actress Lucy DeCoutere becomes the first woman to attach her name to allegations of violence at the hands of former CBC host Jian Ghomeshi in interviews with the Toronto Star and CBC’s The Current, while Ghomeshi has posted a statement saying he intends to ‘meet these allegations directly.'” *  —djo—  }

-New- Poll suggests America’s millennials are bailing on Obama, Democrats   { * But, is this primarily because Obama and the Republicrats who backed him abandoned their core values, and sold out on the honesty of their original message? *  —djo— }

-Analysis- An ISIS recruiting hotspot — and the great Arab hope for democracy   { * “Birthplace of the Arab Spring, Tunisia has become the poster child for Arab democracy with its parliamentary elections this week, the second, peaceful set in three years. But as Sylvia Thomson reports, Tunisia is also the leading source of recruits for ISIS.” *  —djo— }

Jordin Tootoo opens up about his life: ‘Not just a hockey book’   { *  “-The first Inuk to play in the National Hockey League says he hopes his new book will inspire others to seek help with their difficulties. ‘This book is really to help people open up and not be afraid to speak.’-” –  *  —djo— }

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


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

Thursday: 30 October, 2014 – “Developing News” Flashing Headlines:

PM to announce scaled-down income-splitting for parents   {  }

Transport Canada aware of deadly GM defect before recall    {  }

TransCanada files application for Energy East pipeline    {  }

Canada’s CF-18s to start aerial attacks on ISIS in days   {  }

3 shot dead  as Burkina Faso protesters storm parliament    {  }

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ice fishing schnarr

Now this is interesting: I gave up trying to save and repost this ice fishing photo, and it decided on its own that it wanted to be here.- ‘Hmmmm-” —haunted photos?—

kids with' smart phones'

University Of Pennsylvania’s course is entitled “Wasting Time On The Internet”


Girl, 3, can legally fish, Saskatchewan judge rules   {   }

‘Technology and stuff’: The ‘Chevy Guy’ overshadows World SEries MVP   {   }

Ivy League school offers ‘wasting time on the internet’ course   { * “UPenn is certainly generating a lot of buzz this week with its new English department course “Wasting time on the Internet,” but it’s not the title of the class that has academics excited — it’s the content of the syllabus, and the views of its professor (world-renowned poetKenneth Goldsmith.) – “We spend our lives in front of screens, mostly wasting time: checking social media, watching cat videos, chatting, and shopping,” wrote Goldsmith in the course’s syllabus, which is live on UPenn’s website. “What if these activities — clicking, SMSing, status-updating, and random surfing — were used as raw material for creating compelling and emotional works of literature?” –  “Could we reconstruct our autobiography using only Facebook? Could we write a great novella by plundering our Twitter feed? Could we reframe the internet as the greatest poem ever written?” the syllabus continues. “Distraction, multi-tasking, and aimless drifting is mandatory.” * & maybe they shouldn’t forget to eat GMO food and drink GMO soft drinks and reak havoc on their brains w sugar. && make sur haf th wrds r sp3lld rong.  —djo— }

Daniel Radcliffe raps like Blackalicious on Tonight Show   {   }



“Most Viewed”

Jian Ghomeshi allegedly attacked actress Lucy DeCoutere on 2003 date   {   }

Income-splitting changes coming from the Tories   { * Harper is weasel-ing back on a campaign promise from 2011, capping the amount of money a couple can save through ‘income-splitting’ at $2,000 per couple, if they have children younger than 18 years old — ‘once the federal budget is balanced’. * ALL Government taxes are extortion based on fraudulent pretexts. Lock the bums up and throw away the keys —djo—  }

Liquot store shelf collapse in Whitehorse spills $50K — mostly fine scotch   {   }

Maine Nurse Kaci Hickox defies Ebola quarantine again   {  }

Emilia Earhart mystery: Metal found on Pacific island from aviator’s plane, group says  {   }

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

Doug Ford’s PC leadership ambitions leave Tories split   {   }

Ottawa shooting: Stephen Harper tells MPs he’s sorry he left during attack  {  }

Apple CEO Tim Cook comes out and reveals he’s gay   {   }

Hawk, Calgary police dog, to help chil witnesses is sex abuse case    {   }

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

-Blog- Ivy league school offers ‘wasting time on the internet’ course  {  }




Faulty FM ignition switch linked to 2nd crash death in Canada  {   }

‘I’m proud to be gay’, Apple CEO Tim Cook says   { * Gay CEOs have nothing to do with why I’m mad at Apple for dumbing down and siding with the forces of planned obsolescence and changing interfaces every year or two to force people to buy new periferal devices when the old ones would work fine. I expected better etchics from Apple. *  —djo— }

-New- Phys Ed teacher gets students moving move — in wheelchairs   {  }

World Series celebration turns violent in some areas of San Francisco    {  }

-Updated-TransCanada’s Energy East pipelin project goes to NEB for approval    {  }

Will the Antares rocket explosion set back the commercialization of space?    { * “Commercialization / Privatization = Not Good” *  —djo— }

Israeli police fatally shoot Palestinian suspected of targeting activist   {  }

4 of Surrey 6 murder investigators accused of sexual contact with witnesses    {  }

-Must Watch- Governor General visits War Memorial    {   }

-Must Watch-  World Series celebration turns violent   {   }

-Must Watch-  Beluga whale gives birth    {   }

-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— }

Late school bus fix coming, says Anglophone South School District   {  }

UNB reopens Toole Hall in Fredericton after small explosion   {  }

Wheelchair-using students get level playing field in Grand-Digue, N.B.   {  }

Armed robbery at Moncton Greco Pizza probed by RCMP   {  }



seattle totem

“Seattle Totem”

“First Nations”

-Photos- Nunavut releases human anatomy glossary in 4 languages   {  }

Gary Moostoos not ready to meet with City Centre Mall after ban   { * “An aboriginal outreach worker said he is not yet ready to meet with the property managers of an Edmonton mall after he was banned from the property in what he believes was a case of racial profiling.” *  —djo— }

Jordin Tootoo opens up about his life: ‘Not just a hockey book’   { * “The first Inuk to play in the National Hockey League says he hopes his new book will inspire others to seek help with their difficulties. ‘This book is really to help people open up and not be afraid to speak.” *  —djo— }

$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— }

Playing with fire: Manitoba reserves lag in firefighting   {  }

Why are foster homes relatively rare in Manitoba First Nations?   { * “Obstacles in licensing foster homes on reserves means at-risk children are being sent to Winnipeg.” *  —djo— }

Woods Cree language featured in new story book, to preserve language   {  }

Manitoba Mukluks keeps tradition alive in the fashion world   {  }

Indigenous physicial brings unique perspective to her practice   {  }

City Centre Mall ban on Gary Moostoos will be lifted, company says   { *** On the radio last night, I heard that Representatives of the Mall have apologized and admitted they were wrong. Above on this page, Gary Moostoss says he is not yet ready to meet with the official representatives of the property managers. My guess is, Gary Moostoos has a good reason to wait, and if I had anything to say about this, I would back him all the way. ***  —jim w—  }

-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 3:45 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——— }