Daily Archives: November 12th, 2014

Wednesday, 12 November, 2014 – News Headlines:

Wednesday, 12 November, 2014  -( 45˚F / +7˚C –  with many clouds and some sunshine bursting through @ 3:30 pm near Ithaca )-  -( 43˚F / +6˚C –  & clear @ 4:30 pm Closer to Halifax —jda—)-   —  { Headlines compiled by douglas j otterson & jim wellington, with help from —jda— }

{ —jda—‘s blog disappeared from the list of NaBloPoMo blogs on the ‘BlogHer’ page — Jim W went over 50,000 words at NaNOWriMo yesterday = 51,489 words. }

Bear sitting at picnic table

“Don’t talk to me before I’ve had my coffee-“

— Other Media: —

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


Okay, This is me. The ‘Battle for Net Neutrality’ is becoming the front lines in the fight against Corporate Fascism in North America, and possibly the rest of what we used to call ‘The Free World’ – Which you may have noticed, has become one huge mess of Surveilance States. —djo—


“@Political_Porn” ?

Austerity Vs Humanity?

Top: “Earlier this morning, illegal deployment of a hundred cops in the campus of the UQAM were expelled. #austerity” / Bottom: “More police officers than demonstrators corner Mansfield and De La Gauchetiere”  / UQAM = University of Quebec at Montreal / My Guess? looks like there is a struggle between the forces trying to impose austerity and those who believe in Liberty, Equality and Humanity.  —djo—

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

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

Recent earthquakes in Alberta linked to fracking: study  {  }





Lead Articles: Today’s Theme?: “What’s going on in Quebec?” —  { -jda-‘s NaBloPoMo entry disappeared from the list. Jim’s NaNoWriMo Novel hads gone over 51,489 words on November 11th. }

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”


“Eeep-” New York Trade Ctr Scaffolding.

-New- World Trade Center window washers rescued after dangling from scaffolding   { * -Two window washers were trapped for more than an hour on scaffolding dangling 69 storeys up the side of 1 World Trade Center before firefighters were able to cut through the new skyscraper’s glass and pull them to safety.- *  —djo—  }

Why you should care about the comet landing: Bob McDonald  { * -A European spacecraft made history Wednesday by successfully landing on the icy, dusty surface of a speeding comet.- *  —djo— }

Teen Rinelle Harper ‘left for dead’ after 2 attacks   { * -Two males have been charged with attempted murder after Rinelle Harper was twice attacked and “left for dead” during a violent assault on Winnipeg’s riverbank, police say.- * —djo— }

-Analysis- Racism still an unomfortable truth in Canada: Duncan McCue    { *** – Racism can be deeply embedded in our brains, whether we’re aware of it or not, the CBC’s Duncan McCue found when he visited the Social Cognition Laboratory at York University in Toronto. – *** But the atmosphere up here is a lot more open and accepting of racial diversity, at least where I’ve been since I followed my heart up this way, than it was in the U.S.A.  —jim w— }

-Nov. 11th- Canada’s crude secret? The oil patch is doing better than you think  { * I should post a link here to Reverand/Chaplain Lindsey Williams’ book ‘The Energy Non-Crisis’ in which he explains that top executives from Exxon Oil told him at an “All Management and Supervisors must attend” meeting in Alaska that he, as pipeline Chaplain, was told he must attend, “There is no oil shortage, There never was any oil shortage, and with we know now, There never will be any oil shortage.” -Through a process they don’t understand, planet Earth creates oil without involving any decaying dinosaurs, it’s a natural process and is not ‘Fossil Fuel’. Oil companies are lying, artificially inflating prices and threatening and bribing elected officials around the world. New Oil Discoveries in Texas are being made all the time. Farmers sell their rights to the highest bidder, then learn that what they just signed makes it against the law for them to share the details. The oil companies could be pumping zillions of gallons of cheap crude out of US wells, but do not want to flood the market, want to keep up the illusion of dwindling supplies so they can keep robbing you blind. I don’t believe that public evisceration of every oil company executive in this world would be cruel or unusual after what they’ve done to honest citizens of every nation on this planet in the last century. *  —djo—   }


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Harper-China 2014-Nov-08

Harper selling Canada to Chinese interests?

Wednesday: 12 November, 2014 – “Developing News” Flashing Headlines:

Crews rescue 2 window washers trapped at World Trade Center    {  }

Rosetta lander touches down on comet 511 M km away    {  }

Ottawa expects $1.9 B surplus in next fiscal year: Oliver   { * Sounds like an election might be coming up, ya think? Betcha the magic surplus disappears after the next election, this is what ‘creative accounting’ can do. *  —djo—   }

2 young men charged with trying to kill Winnipeg teen   {  }

B.C. dog walker charged over deaths of 6 animals pleads guilty   {  }

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solar panel bike

“Solar Panel Bike”


Hello McFly: hoveroard becomes reality at U.S. startup  {  }

Microsoft fixes 19-year old Windows bug  { * – Microsoft Corp issued patches on Tuesday to fix a bug in its Windows operating system that remained undiscovered for 19 years. – The bug, which is present in every version of Microsoft Windows from Windows 95 onward, allows an attacker to remotely take over and control a computer.

– IBM Corp’s cybersecurity research team discovered the bug in May, describing it as a “significant vulnerability” in the operating system. – “The buggy code is at least 19 years old and has been remotely exploitable for the past 18 years,” IBM X-Force research team said in its blog on Tuesday. – *

*** The bugs were not “undiscovered”, Government Hackers spoke about this on Coast to Coast A.M. before the summer of 2002. Art Bell was the host. This program is not listed in the current Coast to Coast A.M. archives, at least I could not find it by searching ‘hackers’. 3 men who were quite ‘enthusiastic’ and talkative about their experience working for hackers for US Government agencies that ‘officially do not exist’ -one of them told us he has an ashtray with one of those officially non-existent agency’s official logo on it- told us that microsoft was fully aware of holes in their operating system but were not going to do anything about it because the government of the US liked it the way it was. They said it was simple for any hacker to get into your computer if you were ‘running windows’ -“Especially if you have printer sharing turned on.” && They also said they liked Apple Computers back then because it was possible to tell a Mac to do only one thing at a time, not like windows computers which could have all sorts of nonsense going on undetected in the background.  – AND Another Coast to Coast A.M. guest, much more recently, related talking to a computer pioneer a long time ago, when dial ups were the latest thing, and when the computer guy finished showing him something, he would not leave the room without shutting off his computer, and disconnecting the phone line from his computer. When the C2C guest asked the computer guy what that was all about, the computer guy said that he, as in insider, knew that the US Government could already get into anyone’s computer that was connected to Delphi or GEnie or AOL, even if the computer had been turned off. — And, now that almost every computer in the world has WiFi capabilities- you can never fully disconnect yourself from the possibility that they can turn your computer on and gather any information you have, or were ever connected to- any time they want to do that- With the possible exception that you might be ‘safe’ if you live inside a Faraday cage, a hundred feet or more beneath the surface of this planet. Welcome to the future, it sucks.  —jim w—   }

Man stuck in Marshalls department store wall for 3 days  {   }

Pink power ranger Amy Jo Johnson puts on original TV costume to busk in Toronto  {   }




The Brandenburg Gate in November of 1989.

“Most Viewed”

Rosetta mission spacecraft makes historic landing on comet   {   }

Teen Rinelle Harper ‘left for dead’ after 2 attacks   {  }

Emma Paulsen, B.C. dog walker, pleads guilty to animal cruelty  {    }

Kim Kardashian bares butt in naked Paper magazine cover  {  }

Joe Oliver challenges Justin Trudeau for middle class votes  {  }

Peter Siebold, surviving Virgin Galactic pilot, recounts SpaceShip Two crash   { – }

Richard Branson ‘dazed and confused’ over alleged $800M offer to Robert Plant  {   }

Jovian, the lemur from PBS’s Zooboomafoo, dead at 20  {   }

Global Work & Travel customers describe working holiday nightmares  {   }

Early harsh winter weather in West ‘roars’ into Ontario, Quebec  {   }

-8 photo slide show- ‘Touchdown!’: Historic landing made on comet   {   }

-Blog-  #MyExperienceWithRacism, Canadians share stories {   }




Arctic Ground Squirrel


-Updated- 2014 fall economic update includes election challenge by Conservatives   {  }

Dog walker charged over deaths of 6 animals pleads guilty  {   }

-Exclusive- ‘They made it sound so easy’: Young travellers share working-holiday nightmares  {   }

-Updated- ‘Touchdown!’: Spacecraft makes historic landing on comet   {   }

Toronto school trustee charged with harassment, forcible confinement   {  }

Alberta flooding reveals possible new dinosaur species in Castle River bank   {   }

-Analysis- How Vancouver campaign finance revelations could affect this weekend’s vote   {  }

-Updated- Western Canada’s early winter ‘roars’ into Ontario, Quebec  {  }

-Photos- Life in China, then and now    {  }

How a pilot survived the Virgin Galactic spacecraft crash   {  }

Jovian, the Zooboomafoo lemur, is dead   {   }

4 key cities drove housing index up 5.4% in October   {  }

Pay-to-play internet in U.S. could hurt Canadian firms trying to comete   {  }

Daring to bare her derrière: Kim Kardashian the butt of criticism for mag cover   {  }

-Analysis- Parliament Hill harassment horror stories risk rousing mob mentality  {  }

-Must Watch- Rosetta lander descends to comet    {  }

-Must Watch- Ottawa gets blasted by snow    {   }

-Must Watch- New Zealand cricket fan makes amazing catch   {   }

-Editor’s Pick- Canadian attitudes toward immigrants conflicted, poll says    { * – CBC News survey on discrimination finds attitudes vary notably from region to region – *  —djo—  }

-Editor’s Pick- ‘No job for a boy’: WW I through the eyes of a Canadian teen soldier    { * – Dozens of letters from Sask. boy paint vivid portrait of First World War’ – *  —djo—   }

-Editor’s Pick- Remembrance Day 2014 : How Canadians remember   {   }



War Memorial

“Remembrance Day”

“Local / New Brunswick”

Brian Gallant disowns road work patronage cited in leaked email   {   }

New report card marking system creates controversy  {   }

Foul play suspected in disappearance of Dorothy Tucker   {   }

New Brunswick prepares for ban on 24/7 dog tethering   {   }



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— }

Teen Rinelle Harper ‘left for dead after 2 attacks  { * – Two males have been charged with attempted murder after Rinelle Harper was twice attacked and “left for dead” during a violent assault on Winnipeg’s riverbank, police say. – *  —djo— }

-Audio- Laurentian University hires more aboriginal professors in Sudbury  {  }

-Analysis- Racism still an uncomfortable truth in Canada: Duncan McCue  {  }

Regina artist teaches Prince Charles to make moose hide art  {  }

People on the Prairies less tolerant, CBC poll says  {  }

Eagle wing trafficking case to be heard in Lethbridge court  {  }

-Photos- Indigenous circumpolar women leaders descend on Yellowknife  {  }

Chrisma Denny’s family says society has ‘failed’ her  { * The family of a missing woman from Cape Breton believes she wouldn’t have disappeared if there was more support for homeless and aboriginal women. *  —djo—  }

-Opinion- First Nations contributions to WW I and WW II: Lest we forget  {  }

MANFF [Manitoba Association of Native Firefighters] loses federal funding: Flood evacuee, critics seek answers  { * -First Nations flood evacuees and those who help them say it’s about time that the Manitoba Association of Native Fire Fighters has lost its federal funding amid accusations about misspent money.- / Earlier: -An Aboriginal aid agency in charge of 2011 flood evacuees has been stripped of its federal funding effective immediately.- *  —djo—  }

Remembrance Day poem to be read in aboriginal language  {  }

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

‘Just move it’ gets P.E.I. aboriginal people physically active  {  }

Aboriginal Affairs short of cash for education, social programs: document  {  }

Jim Prentice, northern Alberta chiefs to discuss oilsands concerns  {  }

Police identify Rinelle Harper, 16, as victim of Midtown Bridge attack  {  }

Behchoko boy, 14, takes own life after bullying   {  }

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 still grabbs me – from Twitter – I wanted to delete these below and start fresh, but they seem a little too important to me right now.  ———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 }


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—   }



{  7:35 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——— }