Daily Archives: November 7th, 2014

Friday, 07 November, 2014 – News Headlines:

Friday, 07 November, 2014  -( 44˚F / +7˚C –  And we’ve had snow flurries  @ 2:45 pm near Ithaca )-  -( 37˚F / +3˚C –  & raining @ 4:00 pm Closer to Halifax —jda—)-   —  { Headlines compiled by douglas j otterson & jim wellington, with help from —jda— }

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#SaveTheInternet, #NetNeutrality at the White House

encrypt things

“Encrypt Things”





Lead Articles: Today’s Theme?: Semantics? Misunderstandings? ooops? —  { -jda-‘s NaBloPoMo entry is #1066. Jim’s NaNoWriMo Novel is up to 24,000 words already. }

pres. barack obama

President Barack Obama

-Live- Former NDP staffer’s lawsuit accuses MP Sylvain Chicoine of sexisn  { * “NDP Leader Tom Mulcair was expected to comment on allegations that deputy veterans affairs critic Sylvain Chicoine demonstrated a sexist and misogynist attitude toward former staffer Fabiola Ferro, didn’t deal with harassment by another staffer and fired her without cause. The allegations are made in a lawsuit filed Friday in Ontario Superior Court. Watch Mulcair live starting at 4 p.m. ET” *  —djo—  }

-New- ‘We are not the police’: CBC defends Ghomeshi investigation   { * “CBC’s executive vice-president of English Services Heather Conway is defending management’s handling of the Jian Ghomeshi scandal, saying it was not the role of the broadcaster to investigate someone’s private sex life.” *   —djo— }

-Updated- Obama authorizes sending 1,500 more troops to Iraq   { * – “U.S. President Barack Obama is authorizing the U.S. military to deploy up to 1,500 more troops to Iraq as part of the mission to combat the Islamic State group.” *   —djo— }

Woman who crawled 8 hours for help after crash disputes $700 ambulance charge   { * “A 48-year-old disabled Nova Scotia woman says she has been wrongly charged hundreds of dollars for an ambulance ride after she drove into a ditch, got stuck and then crawled for eight hours to get help.” * *** She crawled to a farmhouse after spending 30 hours trapped in her truck, in a ditch, disoriented, not knowing where she was, and believes she might owe the ambulance that came and got her $124.30 instead of the collision rate they charged at $711.60 – “When I got the bill, I called them and told them that it wasn’t a motor vehicle accident. And they said, ‘Well, that’s the way they do it,'” she said. – “I can’t understand why it’s so much. There was no collision. I told them that and they wouldn’t believe me.” –   —djo— }

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Pres. Obama

President Obama looking thoughtful?

Friday: 07 November, 2014 – “Developing News” Flashing Headlines:

CBC executive speaks out about Jian Ghomeshi matter   {  }

U.S. judge approves Detroit plan to get out of bankruptcy  {  }

Canada’s j0bless rate falls to 6.5%, lowest in 6 years   {  }

Ex-military man planned attack on Calgary Veterans Affairs   {  }

U.S. to send up to 1,500 more troops to Iraq   {  }

F-35 purchase by Canada suggested in Pentagon briefing {  }

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Pirate Ship- (?)

Salem Elementary School’s Pirate Ship Classroom.


Avast ye mateys: Pirate ship classroom launches in N.B.  {  }

11-year-old Japanese kid could be the next hockey prodigy  {   }

Big ‘groundhog; fossil from age of dinosaurs rewrites mammal history    {   }

Star Wars sequel title — The Force Awakens — announced, then mocked by fans  {   }

World’s biggest corn maze leaves some ‘so frustrated and so bewildered’ they call 911   {   }



disabled woman

‘Woman who crawled 8 hours for help after driving into ditch disputes $700 ambulance charge.’

“Most Viewed”

Colleen Hopkins, disabled woman, Disputes $700 ambulance charge   { * –  *  —djo— }

Homeless woman fined for building her own home  {  }

Jian Ghomeshi investigation defended by CBC  {  }

F-35 purchase by Canada suggested in Pentagon briefing  {   }

NDP MP Sylvain Chicoine accused of sexism in lawsuit     {  }

Emergency landing at Edmonton International Airport leaves 1 in hospital   {  }

Cerys Yemm dies in reported vicious ‘act of cannibalism’ in Wales   {  }

In eyes of world’s media, Canada has lost its innocence: Jeff Semple   {   }

Calgary skyscraper attack plotter contacted Veterans Affairs for help  {  }

Printmaker makes point with Jian Ghomeshi shirt   {   }

-11 photo slide show- Putin, Pope Francis on Forbes list of 10 most powerful people   {   }

-Blog- Tinder profiles feature sex trafficking victims as part of powerful awareness campaign  { * -This week, the Immigration Council of Ireland launched an innovative Tinder-based ad campaign to create awareness about the crimes behind sex trafficking and prostitution.- *  —djo—  }




Arctic Ground Squirrel


Canadian dollar, stocks, move highter on strong jobs report   {  }

-Analysis- Stephen Poloz, the unintended champion for Canada’s jobless youth: Don Pittis  { * Bank of Canada governor Stephen Poloz may have raised the ire of youth with his comments on unpaid work, but Canada’s chief central banker has given the issue of youth unemployment a much higher profile than if he had spoken in platitudes, Don Pittis says. *  —djo—  }

-New- Woman dies in reported ‘cannibalism’ attack in Welsch hotel room   {   }

-Updated- ‘I’m looking for somebody to help me’: Calgary man accused of skyscraper plot sought help   {   }

Pentagon briefing hints Canada will buy at least 4 F-35s by 2017   {  }

Peter MacKay says he’s seen no harassment in Parliament or his party   { * But Peter MacKay called his ex girlfriend, an MP, a ‘dog’ in public. Tell me that’s not harassment. *  —djo— }

In eyes of the world’s media, Canada has lost its innocence: Jeff Semple    {  }

Searchers given go-ahead to begin looking for Enrick Gagnon at derailment site  {  }

Ontario fines homeless woman for building her own home    { * She thought she was within her rights on Reserve Land, but she was over the border. *  —djo— }

‘Dangerous’ man charged with attempted murder accidentally released   {  }

Scientists gear up to land 1st spacecraft on comet   {  }

-Updated- 1 passenger still in hospital after emergency landing at Edmonton airport   {  }

-Video- Australian cameraman records his own van being stolen at gunpoint   {  }

-New- Couple go for pizza as tortured and beaten 3-year-old lay dying   {  }

-Updated- Security camera captures fatal attack in Hamilton’s east end  {  }

-Must Watch-  Heather Comway interview with Peter Mansbridge    {  }

-Must Watch- Do good walls make good neighbours?    {  * 25 years after the fall of the Berlin Wall there are more barricades in the world than ever. *  —djo—  }

-Must Watch- Aussie carjacking caught on tape   {   }

-Editor’s Pick- Cam a ‘bourbon summit’ make Mitch McConnel and Obama friends?    {    }

-Editor’s Pick- Death and denial in Cape Dorset    {  }

-Editor’s Pick- Marcello Di Cinto says follow Berlin’s example, tear down walls   { * Calgary’s author of Walls reflects on the 25th anniversary of the fall of the Berlin Wall *  —djo—  }



Fredericton police patch

Fredericton police reopen probe of city ‘financial irregularities’

“Local / New Brunswick”

Frederictonpolice reopen probe of city ‘financial irregularities’   {   }

Amherst protesters rally against importing fracking wastewater   {   }

Early French immersion change coming, Serge Rousselle says   {  }

Geriatric clinic for at-risk seniors opens at Moncton Hospital   {  }



AFN Candidates

Assembly of First Nations candidates.

“First Nations”

Three candidates for AFN National Chief   { * “Ghislain Picard, Perry Bellegarde and Leon Jourdaine are the three official candidates in the running to become the National Chief of the Assembly of First Nations, a position which Shawn Atleo resigned from in May amid some conflict.” *  —djo— }

AFN national chief candidates address key issues in election  {  }

Ebola fears led First Nation to opt out of Canada World Yourth  {  }

Pictou’s Clean the Mill group releases  soil data  {  }

Aboriginal star hailed as ‘pioneer’ by Soccer Hall of Fame  {  }

Shoal Lake no. 40 gets backing from IJC  {  }

Homeless woman fined for building her own home   {  }

CBC investigation prompts Nunavut health-care review  {  }

Fort Simpson, N.W.T., chief Minnie Letcher dies of meningitis  {  }

Cynthia Blackjack’s mother sues Yukon gov’t over daughter’s death  {  }

Head of B.C. Missing Women Commission says no to national inquiry   { * “Wally Oppal, the commissioner of the British Columbia Missing Women Commission, is saying no to the possibility of a national inquiry into more than 1,100 missing and murdered aboriginal women in Canada.” * *** He says now is the time for action, not an inquiry. ***  —djo— }

Bill Lyall, former Central Arctic MLA, publishes new book  { * “Bill Lyall of Cambridge Bay, Nunavut, was in Iqaluit yesterday to launch his new book, which tells the story of the co-operative movement in the Arctic and himself” *  —djo—  }

-Feature- Nunavut put community’s health ‘at risk’ by mishandling nurse  { * -When a baby in a Nunavut hamlet died of a lung infection in 2012, questions arose about the nurse who allegedly failed to treat him. A CBC investigation reveals a history of complaints about the nurse and a government that refused to fire her.- *  —djo— }

Hydro ‘cautiously optimistic’ about steps to end Jenpeg occupation  {  }

3 deaths in Iqaluit related to prescription Tylenol overdose  {  }

Oskayak high school students hold round dance for missing women  {  }

-Video- Derek Nepinak calls for boycott of Sun Media, Winnipeg Sun newspaper  {  }

Minister of Child Services offers Onigaming support after suicides   {  }

Indigenous physician brings unique perspective to her practice  {  }

Transit rider wants Lift Plus service to Fort William First Nation  {  }

Facing suicide rates on remote First Nations: Why leaving may not be an option {  }

-8 Photos- Kinder Morgan pipeline: First Nations fight back with fish  {  }


{ 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— }




{ This is what greeted me this week when I fired up my Twitter pages.  ———djo——— }

Net neutrality tweet

@ Retweeted: @guardiantech by @fightfortheftr


“Hey, don’t look stupid- fix your map” —jda—


Harper’s Approach to Climate Change

Stephen Harper sux big time

“Everybody I know realizes that Stephen Harper is bad news for Canada, bad news for the world. What I cannot understand is how the bleep does he convince his ‘followers’ to buy his bull chips?” —djo—

Ack 11-01-2014

“Income Splitting” = “We take what’s yours, good luck living on what’s left.” The Soundtrack should include Thunderclap Newman. “Because the Rev O Lution’s Now!”

Orwell on war

“George Orwell Quote” = “If you draw your sword, you’ve been bought and sold by the dark side.” -djo-



“Conspiracy Watch” was busy last week. 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-

{ – “Oh, Dang! There’s just too many good and topical tweets this morning. If we post them all here, we’ll never get to our Daily Schnarr-Fest.” –  —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:

FFTF Nov 2014

“Call out the instigators, because there’s something in the air-” NEVER Surrender! —djo—

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?—


{  5:45 pm EST — We are Ready to Rock and Roll —  — & Thanks again for your help, Jim W,  ( especially since he is still working today with a bruised rib, which makes it painful to do simple things, like scroll or click with a mouse- = ouch! )   — Also  thanks to “—jda—“     ———djo——— }