Daily Archives: November 8th, 2014

Saturday, 08 November, 2014 – News Headlines:

Saturday, 08 November, 2014  -( 42˚F / +6˚C –  &  Overcast  @ 2:45 pm near Ithaca )-  -( 36˚F / +2˚C –  & cloudy @ 4:00 pm Closer to Halifax —jda—)-   Happy Birthday, Walter Chop —  { Headlines compiled by douglas j otterson & jim wellington, with help from —jda— }

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Links >>—-> The definitive ranking of ridiculous and misleading Conservative names for bills put before Canadian Parliament:

Note: ‘Http.com’ Hijacked the original links we put here for these two links.

Let Us Know if any other links have been effed with, thank you >>——> J.Z.N McCauley’s NaNo Novel

We Were Seeds

“Governments Kill more of their Own Citizens than all of the wars in the past century combined.” Katherine Albrecht (?)

Wolves in a Group Howl, dancing.

According to “Medicine Cards” Wolves represent tribe members who leave the tribe, venture out to new worlds, new experiences, then return and teach the ones who stayed behind about new ideas, new ways, new concepts – new cultural wealth.





Lead Articles: Today’s Theme?: Is there life beyond a propaganda enforced ‘Thunderdome’? —  { -jda-‘s NaBloPoMo entry is #1066. Jim’s NaNoWriMo Novel is up to 32,000 words already. }

Mikhail Gorbachev

Mikhail Gorbachev warns we’re on the brink of a new Cold War.

World on ‘brink of a new Cold War,’ warns Gorbechev  { * “Tensions between the major powers have pushed the world closer to a new Cold War, former Soviet leader Mikhail S. Gorbachev said Saturday.” *  —djo—  }

Bundled human.

“Winter Arrives This Weekend” in Alberta

‘Winter arrives this weekend’ Environment Canada warns Albertans   { * “Winter is coming. That’s the message — literally — from Environment Canada to Albertans ahead of the weekend, when an Arctic air mass is expected to pummel the last remnants of autumn into wintry submission.” *   —djo— }

‘He pushed on anyway’: Canadian soldier killed minutes before WW I armistice   { * – “George Lawrence Price was a typical Canadian soldier in the First World War, except for the timing of his death. He holds the sad distinction of being the last Canadian and last Commonwealth soldier to die in the First World War.” *   —djo— }

‘Dangerous’ man accidentally released from custody back in jail   { * “A man charged with attempted murder is back in custody after being mistakenly released from the Central Nova Scotia Correctional Facility on Friday.” – Meanwhile, some of the most dangerous men in the universe are meeting in smoky rooms, plotting a very dark future for the human race on planet Earth, Ya think? – *  —djo— }

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Harper-China 2014-Nov-08

Harper selling Canada to Chinese interests?

Saturday: 08 November, 2014 – “Developing News” Flashing Headlines:

Divers recover body of engineer in Quebec train derailment  {  }

Attempted-murder suspect back in custody in Nova Scotia  {  }

PM inks currency hub deal allowing easier trade with China   {  }

NDP angry with way Trudeau handled harassment allegations  {  }

Canadiens to retire Guy Lapointe’s No. 5  jersey tonight   {  }

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Big guy climbing out of 1987 VW Beetle

“Uruguay Elections”


Arab sheik offers Uruguay’s president $1m for 1987 Beetle  { * My initial feeling was the President of Uruguay was making a mean-spirited joke when he said he would donate the money to housing the homeless if anybody gave him one million dollars for his 1987 Volkswagen Beetle. I hope I was wrong. *  —djo— }

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

University’s petting zoo helps students manage stress  {   }

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

From Earlier this week:   { You might be able to do a search and find these articles if you’re interested: —djo—  }

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   {   }




The Brandenburg Gate in November of 1989.

“Most Viewed”

Special winter weather statement issued for Alberta as winter arrives   {  }

Mikhail Gorbachev warns world on ‘brink of new Cold War’  {  }

Search for James Cuthbert, 71, ends  { * Video evidence convinced police that the man fell overboard while riding on a ferry in Nova Scotia. *  —djo— }

Eliahs Kent, mistakenly released from Burnside jail, back in custody  { * I’m not sure why they have his name in this headline and not in half a dozen other headlines linked to the same article. *  —djo—  }

UBC’s Vantage College: Canadians need not apply    { * – The University of British Columbia is building an exclusive new college at a cost of more than $127 million, but Canadian students need not apply. The college will house only high-paying international students, most of them from China. – It may only be a big hole in the ground right now, but the Vantage College project has already angered many university students who say the money could have been better spent to improve student housing and limit tuition increases. -UBC student Aspen Dirk says the university is increasingly becoming an elitist school. – “It’s very disrespectful, said UBC student Aspen Dirk, “and a bit of a slap to the face.” – Students say UBC is spending $127.5 million at a time when money is tight to build a stand-alone college complete with its own residential tower for 1,000 international students. – *  —djo—}

George Lawrence Price was last Canadian soldier killed in First World War   {  }

Sept-Îles train derailment: Divers find body of engineer Enrick Gagnon   {  }

Pope Francis demotes U.S. Cardinal Raymond Burke   {   }

‘Butterfly child’ has dream to see northern lights  {  }

Mexico gang members describe killings, burnings of 43 missing students   {   }

-18 photo slide show- Week in pictures, Nov. 1-7   { * Heilige Scheisse! They included the entire week this time. Ya don’t think anybody at CBC news is reading my comments, do you? — Nahhhhh- *  —djo—  }

-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 firm plays big role in historic comet visit   {  }

-Feature- Berlin Wall: Before and after  {   }

Canada, China sign currency deal aimed at boosting trade   {   }

Mexico gang members describe killings, burnings of 43 missing students   {   }

-Video- CBC cameraman reflects on the night Berlin Wall fell   {  }

‘Butterfly child’ has dream to see northern lights   {   }

U.S. Cardinal opposed to abortion, gay marriage, loses another Vatican job    {  }

Divers find body of engineer missing since Quebec train derailment  {  }

‘I have a ton of miles on my back’: Steve Nash pens open letter to fans    {  }

4th vicitim of Washington school shooting dies in hospital   {  }

‘I thought it was a film’ Germans reflect on fall of Berlin Wall   {  }

Theremin turning heads in Canadian music, literary circles   {  }

SNV-Lavalin loses federal contract worth up to $22.8B   { * Hooray for somebody- show those ice-holes they can’t lay off 4,000 people and hope to hang on to lucrative contracts! *  —djo— }

Strong winds whip Aaska, storm expected to bring frigid air to U.S.   {  }

NDP MPs angry with the way Trudeau handles harassment allegations  {  }

‘We are not the police’: CBC defends Ghomeshi investigation   {  }

-Must Watch- GoPro in Zero-G bubble    {  }

-Must Watch- Student saves Remembrance Day    {  * “Amherst Regional High School [Nova Scotia] student Titus Gallagher steps in when heard that the Remembrance Day ceremony at his school would be cancelled this year.” *  —djo—  }

-Must Watch- Poppy sales soar   {   }

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

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

-Editor’s Pick- Do walls make good neighbours? / Marcello Di Cintio 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”

Oil spilled in derailment at Moncton train yard   {   }

Moncton residents await news on surplus military homes   {   }

Moncton couple seeks swimming pool for pet dog   {   }

A weekend in the maritimes, as seen by you   {   }

Earlier this week:   {   }

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  {  }

-Photos- Unreserved: The radio show in pictures, November 8  {  }

-Video- Mother glad Nunavut govenment is taking action following infant’s death  {  }

Manitoba Association of Native Firefighters loses federal funding  { * -An Aboriginal aid agency in charge of 2011 flood evacuees has been stripped of its federal funding effective immediately.- *  —djo—  }

Decorated First Nations vet Tommy Prince a Canadian hero  {  }

James Bay Cree youth in Quebec hit the music charts  {  }

Tamra Keepness: No evidence of missing child in wells linked to Reddit map  {  }

Shuswap reserve chooses new council after spending became key issue in band election  {  }

Injuries happened at the hands of Winnipeg police, woman alleges  {  }

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  {  }


{ We’ve left a lot of First Nations news on this page after it was taken down from the ‘aboriginal’ page at the CBC web site. & 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——— }

encrypt things

“Encrypt Things”


#SaveTheInternet, #NetNeutrality at the White House

Net neutrality tweet

@ Retweeted: @guardiantech by @fightfortheftr


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 legislators who should go to Jail for this-” 70,000 dead fish in Ohio? —Frack Halliburton?—


{  6:45 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——— }