Daily Archives: November 10th, 2014

Monday, 10 November, 2014 – News Headlines:

Monday, 10 November, 2014  -( 57˚F / +14˚C –  with some  clouds @ 3:45 pm near Ithaca )-  -( 46˚F / +8˚C –  & cloudy & dark @ 5:15 pm Closer to Halifax —jda—)-   —  { Headlines compiled by douglas j otterson & jim wellington, with help from —jda— }

{ Today would have been my sister, Diane’s, 58th Birthday —jim w— }

— Other Media: —

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

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

{ 423 new tweets since this time yesterday. Not as light as yesterday in the ‘Tweet-us-sphere’  —djo— }

Bear at picnic table.

Looks like bears are in the news again. 🙂 —djo—

Big oil vs Narwalls

We think that GreenpeaceCA Originated this one.


French ad for Season 3 of Continuum, on DVD available on January 6th. —Somebody’s Birthday— They haven’t confirmed or cancelled anything for season 4 yet. eep. —jim w—





Lead Articles: Today’s Theme?: “And the Wall— Came Tumbling Down!” — But- Is there life beyond a propaganda enforced ‘Thunderdome’? —  { -jda-‘s NaBloPoMo entry is #1066. Jim’s NaNoWriMo Novel hads gone over 40,000 words already. }

Mikhail Gorbachev

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

berlin wall b4 & after

Sunday: “Berlin Wall – Before & After”

-Saturday-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—  }

John Lennon's Gretsch guitar

John Lennon’s Gretsch Guitar to be auctioned off?

-Saturday- ‘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— }

-New- Canadian military bases for Iraq mission named after soldiers slain in attacks  {  }

-Feature- ‘No job for a boy’: WW I through eyes of a Canadian teen soldier   {  }

-Updated- Missing Sask. teens believed found, being returned home   {   }

-Program Guide- Remembrance Day: How to watch and listen live on CBC  {    }

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Harper-China 2014-Nov-08

Harper selling Canada to Chinese interests?

Monday: 10 November, 2014 – “Developing News” Flashing Headlines:

Recent earthquakes in Alberta linked to fracking: study  {  }

Cold snap bringing freezing temperatures to B.C., Alberta    {  }

Suicide attack at Nigerian high school kills 48 students  {  }

Searchers say they’ve spotted teens missing on Sask. lake   {  }

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edmonton tuba players

Edmonton tuba players


Edmonton tuba playuers get ready for the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade  {  }

Massachusetts town moves to ban the sale of all tobabcco products  {   }

#YYCSnowPups celebrate arrivala of winter in southern Alberta  {   }

Wanted: Indoor pool for dog needing therapy  {   }




The Brandenburg Gate in November of 1989.

“Most Viewed”

Missing Sask. teens believed found, being returned home   {   }

AppleiOS bug makes iPhones, iPads vulnerable to Masque Attack   {  }

Fracking linked to Alberta earthquakes, study indicates  { * – Carmen Langer had just left his bed to grab a drink of water when he felt his house northeast of Peace River, Alta., begin to shake. – “At first I thought I wasn’t feeling very good that day… and it was just my blood sugar, but no, it shook pretty good,” Langer said about the Nov. 2 incident.

– Moments after the shaking stopped, his neighbours were calling, asking if he had felt what they just felt. – “After a few minutes, I realized it was an earthquake,” Langer said. – There was a small earthquake on Nov. 2 in Peace River, just northeast of Peace River. The recently published study involving Alberta researcher Jeff Gu indicates fracking may trigger earthquakes in the province.  – Natural Resources Canada (NRC) registered a small, 3.0-magnitude earthquake that was “lightly felt” from Three Creeks to St. Isidor in northern Alberta at 11:14 p.m. MT. NRC said on its website there were no reports of damage, and that “none would be expected.” – Jeff Gu, a seismologist at the University of Alberta, said the earthquake could have been caused by shifting rock formations in the region — but added there could be another possible explanation. – “Certainly that region is not immune to earthquake faulting, but I would say having actual earthquakes in that area is relatively recent, relatively new,” he said. – Gu is one of three authors of a recently published study in the Journal of Geophysical Research, a peer-reviewed publication that looked at four years of earthquake data around Rocky Mountain House. The study concludes that waste-water injection into the ground is highly correlated with spikes in earthquake activity in the area. – It is the first study of its kind conducted in Canada that links industrial activity to induced earthquakes. – “The conclusion was that the industrial activities could, in some cases, potentially trigger or facilitate earthquake occurrences,” Gu said. – Alberta earthquakes increasing – Since 1985, fewer than 15 earthquakes above a 3.0 magnitude have been recorded anywhere in Alberta, according to the Alberta Geological Survey’s website. There has been an increase in earthquake activity since the 1960s, the organization says. – The Peace River earthquake is not the only one that has shaken the province in the past few months:

  • In October, a 2.7-magnitude quake was recorded about four kilometres southwest of Banff.
  • In August, a 4.3-magnitude earthquake was registered near Rocky Mountain House, causing about 500 customers in the area to lose power for several hours.

– Gu said the research into whether waste-water induction and fracking are related to earthquakes is still “really a work in progress.” –  “There has been more and more evidence, increasing evidence, in the last few years in particular — in Arkansas, in Texas and actually more recently here,” Gu said. – But he said there is nothing to fear right now. – “I’m not worried until we get a conclusive answer on whether these are caused by industry or not, whether they are naturally occurring,” Gu said. – Langer, however, is worried. – “With all the stuff that’s going on in my community, I’m feeling quite concerned about it,” he said. “We’re having all kinds of environmental problems in the community… Something has to give here.” – *  —djo—   }

How Parliament Hill harassment exposed me to the dark side of power  {  }

Fighting ISIS: Canadian-Israeli woman joins Kurds in Syria  {  }

Mexico missing students: attorney general unrepentant about controversy   {  }

Home insurance dispute over value of contents follows Christmas fire  {   }

Brian Whitlock charged with killing his mother  {   }

2 missing girls, aged 16 and 11, may be in Ottawa, police say  {   }

Child-care affordability varies widely across Canada  {   }

-Sunday-Royal Bank to test our Toronto company’s Nymi technology    { * – You’ve heard of paying retailers with the tap of a smartphone, but Royal Bank thinks shoppers are ready to take another big step: wearing payment options on their wrist. – The bank has paired with Toronto-based technology developer Bionym to test a wristband called Nymi (pronounced Nim-ee), which identifies owners through their unique heartbeat and then lets them charge purchases to their credit card. – The device looks like a watch, and will soon grace the wrists of 250 RBC clients and staff under a pilot project in Toronto that runs through February. – Eventually, the bank hopes to roll out its RBC PayBand across the country. – *  *** & I’ve got friends who believe this is another step down the slippery slope to the ‘Number of the Beast’ Biblical Prophecy – and they’re convinced that the devil himself is behind this plot to poison everybody’s souls with some kind of curse that will make it impossible for billions of good people to ever go to Heaven. *** —djo—}

-10 photo slide show- Germany marks 25 years since Berlin Wall’s fall   {   }

-Blog- Remembrance Day 2014: Show us how you will remember – #HowIRemember  {   }




Arctic Ground Squirrel


-Go Public-Christmas fire leads to insurance battle over home contents   {  }

-Analysis- How Parliament Hill harassment exposed me to the dark side of power  {   }

-Interactive- Remembrance Day 2014: How Canadians Remember   {   }

Canadian woman with Israeli military experience joins Kurds to fight ISIS   {   }

Luka Magnotta tells psychiatrist her felt ‘weird energy,’ ‘voices’ controlling him   {  }

‘The reality parents face’: Child-care affordability depends on where you live   {   }

‘I’ve had enough’: Under-fire Mexican attorney general says he’d repeat massacre gaffe   {  }

Canadians urge government to ban woman-choking ‘pickup artist’ Julien Blanc  {  }

Convicted dog killer charged with 2nd-degree murder of his mother    {  }

Women’s World Cup turf war gets support from men’s team   {  }

Apple iOS bug makes iPhones, iPads vulnerable to Masque Attack   {  }

‘Industrial activities’ could trigger earthquakes in Alberta, researcher says   {  }

How Princess Anne’s Ottawa visit will honour ‘everyday heroes’   {  }

Brrrrr! Alberta, Prairies get wintry blast of cold, snow warnings in northern Ontario   {  }

Garth Brooks launches answer to iTunes  {  }

-Must Watch- John Lennon’s Gretsch guitar to be auctioned    { * ‘Paperback Writer’ guitar and Kate Bush handwritten lyrics among items up for auction in Wigan, England *  —djo— }

-Must Watch- Biggest NYC subway station opens    {  * The Fulton subway station, New York’s biggest, has opened in lower Manhattan. The Fulton subway hub links the new World Trade Center and the rest of the city, with an estimated 300,000 commuters expected to use it daily. *  —djo—  }

-Must Watch- The Royal Winter Fair   { * “The Royal Agricultural Winter Fair opened for the first time on Nov. 22, 1922. It remains the premiere agricultural fair in the country.”  —djo— }

-Editor’s Pick- Rare PoW camp newspapers show ‘overlooked; WW I experience    { * “Life in prisoner of war camp included theatre, library and worry over uncertainty of future.” *  —djo—  }

-Editor’s Pick- Adrienne Clarkson stresses importance of belonging    { * – Former Governor General: ‘We are most fully human… when we commit to the community’ – *  —djo—   }

-Editor’s Pick- Berlin Wall: 25 years after fall of communism   { * Compare historic photos of Brandenburg Gate. checkpoint then and now.  *  —djo—  }



War Memorial

“Remembrance Day”

“Local / New Brunswick”

Remembrance Day: How to watch and listen live on CBC   {   }

2 bodies found in Moncton apartment identified  {   }

Family of Morgan Dunbar wants to help others after teen’s suicide   {   }

Pool plea for Moncton pooch Rosco a success   {   }

-Sunday- 3rd Skillsoft email raises privacy concerns in N.B.   { * – A New Brunswick woman says she received another email from a company that mistakenly exposed thousands of email addresses a few days ago and said the problem has been fixed.

– Cheryl Hay was surprised to open her email Saturday morning and find another message from Skillsoft, a company that offers government-funded online training courses. – She says it’s the third one since Thursday. Plus, she says, it contains the email addresses of more than 4,000 people. – “People are exposing their work locations and it’s a breach of privacy regarding the fact that they may not want their employers knowing they’re taking training or just the fact that they’re trying to do some training on their own without a whole bunch of other people knowing,” Hay said. – Skillsoft sent an email Thursday offering assistance to those who had signed up for its courses. The problem was it CCed everyone, which meant everyone’s email address was visible to everyone else. – On Friday, the company told CBC News the problem was fixed. – Chris Cummins, vice-president of inside sales for North America, says no more emails have been sent, however, some people are receiving the one sent out Thursday on delay. – “Certainly we are here and ready to answer any questions that anybody has. They can get in touch with us directly at the SkillsNB email address that we communicated out on Friday morning as well,” Cummins said. –  Cummins says several people got in touch with the company Saturday to say they had received emails. He says each case is being dealt with individually. – New Brunswick’s privacy commissioner is investigating. – *  —djo—   }



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— }

Francis Pegahmagabow, unsung WW I hero, to get overdue recognition  {  }

B.C. First Nation considers growing medical marijuana on its reserve  {  }

-Opinion- Time for some serious thought about Inuvik’s future   {  }

-Updated- Missing Sask. teens believed found, being returned home  {  }

Clyde River supports Greenpeace petition against seismic testing  {  }

Adrienne Clarkson on why Canada’s multiculturalism works  {  }

Toronto rally ‘overwhelms’ struggling homeless First Nation house-builder  {  }

Australians share indigenous protected area strategies with N.W.T.  {  }

Christma Denny’s disappearance spurs postering campaign  {  }

Gary Moostoos rejects apology from City Centre mall manager  {  }

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  {  }

Shoal Lake no. 40 gets backing from IJC  {  }

Homeless woman fined for building her own home   {  }

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— }

-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— }

-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  {  }

-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 grabbed me recently when I fired up my Twitter pages.  ———djo——— }

11 steps to fascism

“11 steps to Fascism” I forgot where this came from. bad me.  —djo—

encrypt things

“Encrypt Things”

Net neutrality tweet

@ Retweeted: @guardiantech by @fightfortheftr


Harper’s Approach to Climate Change

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—


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 }



{  6:25 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——— }