Sunday, 16 Navember, 2014 – News & Comments:

Sunday, 16 November, 2014  -( 36˚F / +2˚C –  & ‘partly cloudy’ out there @ 10:30 pm near Ithaca )-  -( 28˚F / -2˚C –  With Light Snow making it beautiful outside @ 11:00 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 On Tuesday, November 11th — Now = 74,408 words. & We really are trying to trim away stuff that maybe has been here too long. Trouble is, we think it may be important.  —djo— }

— Happy Birthday, Doug  —

earthquake proof upgrades wanted for parliament

Rumbles expected at Parliament?

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

Air Conditioned Middle East

Is it Time to dig out Emerson Lake and Palmer’s “They said there’d be snow for Christmas—” ? —djo—

schnarr conservatives

-I can’t read this, can you?- —djo—

Corporate Fascists vs you and me

The Corporate Fascist Agenda is Thriving Under Harper. —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

{ -jda-‘s NaBloPoMo entry disappeared from the list. Jim’s NaNoWriMo Novel hads gone over 58,060 words on November 14th. }

{ 438 new tweets since this time yesterday. Medium Traffic? in the ‘Tweet-us-sphere’  —djo— }

Recent earthquakes in Alberta linked to fracking: study  {  }

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If you really want to see all of today’s CBC headlines go to their website, listed as a link below this line:

http://www.cbc.ca/news/

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Lead Articles: Today’s Theme?: “U.S. aid worker among dead in ISIS video of mass execution; $66M earthquake-proof upgrades urged for Parliament Hill’s East Block; Refugee appeal division gives more claimants 2nd chance; & Gordie Howe ‘not doing well at all’ in recovery after stroke.”

Orange Cats Are Trouble

If an Orange Cat is behind this, the world is in for one heck of an interesting ride- —djo—

Today’s lead article on the CBC /news/ page = “U.S. aid worker among dead in ISIS video of mass execution” Bleeding and Leading is in for hot button topics today.  —jim w—

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 >>—->  We Are All One Spirit  <—-<<

cool photo

“Australians bury heads in sand to mock government climate stance” -From an article listed earlier in “Offbeat”. —djo—

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napoleon's hat

Napoleon’s Hat

“Offbeat”

Napoleon’s hat fetches $2.7 M at auction   {  }

Banff residents raise a stink over horse poo on trails   {   }

Artist uses pregnant bellies as canvases   {   }

Australia’s Today Show host wore the same suit for a year, and no one noticed  { -From Sunday- * I wore variations on the same uniform every day for several years and nobody said anything about my taste in work clothes. If a woman host wore the same dress two days in a row, that would be noticed. I’ve seen jokes where a woman’s closet had thousands of all kinds of dresses etc. in various colors and lengths and styles, and her huband had hundreds of identical suits. *  —djo— }

Rosetta mission scientist apologizes for wearing ‘sexist’ shirt covered in half-naked cartoon women  { * From yesterday *  }

Janina Kolkiewicz wakes up in morgue hours after she is pronounced dead   { * That was from yesterday.*  —djo— }

Oddly shaped ‘suspect Cheetos’ photographed for art project   { * That was from Thursday.*  —djo— }

===== Greatest recent ‘Offbeat’ hits ===== >>——>

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—   }

 

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Anti-Chemo

“Hospital can’t remove child from family and force her to take Chemo.”

“Most Viewed”

Peter Kassig ISIS video beheading confirmed by U.S.   {   }

Tariq Mohammed slain in Garden Restaurant shooting, police say   {  }

No bodies found under barn where Glenna Mae Breckenridge says her dad buried boys  {  * Think he could have moved them? *  —djo— }

Franck Gervais faces charged after impersonating soldier at Remembrance Day ceremony  {  }

Veteran ticketed escorting body of Private Steven Allen  {   }

Vancouver voters elect largest Green caucus in Canadian History  {  }

Malaysia Airlines Flight MH17 debris collected in Ukraine   {   }

Public service, government battle rages over sick leave  {   }

Turkish president Erdogan says Muslims discovered Americas   { * First Nations, Native Americans say it was never lost. *  —djo—  }

Tories claim smear campaign in Whitby-Oshawa byelection  {   }

-15 photo slide show- Land of the giants: Massive sculptures popping up around the world   {   }

-Blog-  Australia’s Today Show host wore the same suit for a year, and no one noticed   {   }

-Archived?:-

-Blog-  ‘Terrifying new app Beam Messengers lets users see text messages as they’re being typed {   }

Tory anti-pot ad mocked and condemned by YouTube viewers  {  * Link *  }

 

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squirrel

Arctic Ground Squirrel

Other:

-Previously- :

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

Jovian, the Zooboomafoo lemur, is dead   {   }

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

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

-New-  :

-Must Watch- MH17 crash aftermath   { * Amateur cellphone video captures immediate aftermath of Malaysian Airlines Flight crash in Eastern Ukraine *  —djo— }

-Must Watch- Cathedral’s first Muslim prayer    { * Planners hope service at historic D.C. cathedral will foster acceptance between Christians, Muslims. *  —djo—  }

-Must Watch- Flooding in Italy   {   }

-Editor’s Pick- How marijuana got so strong and what it means for legalization   { * Federal government running ad campaign highlighting risk to young users * & An ex law enforcement guy advocates legalization or decriminalization with prohitions on anyone under the age of 24 being legally allowed to use it. There is evidence that the stuff can hurt brain development before the age of 24.*  —djo— }

-Editor’s Pick- Canada’s record on child poverty is ‘bloody terrible’    {  }

-Editor’s Pick- Alibaba shakes up online shopping for Canadian makers    { * – “90,000 Nova Scotia lobsters sold in a single day on its Tmall website” – *  —djo—  }

===== Keep around for a while? : ===== 

-djo’s Editor’s Pick- Questionable cancer ‘cures’    { * From Friday – Doctors and researchers know and have known since 1925 that sugar feeds cancer cells. Starve the Cells – kill the cancer. Effective herbs and naturally occurring ingredients in some plants also shrink and eliminate most cancerous growths but this information is supressed by Big Pharmaceutical companies who do not care if theire stuff kills you, they want to make a profit on your suffering. The really questionable stuff comes from ‘Big Pharma’ and the the Doctors they pay to spread their lies.    —djo—   }

-djo’s Editor’s Pick- Sugar wars    { * From Friday: “White sugar, brown sugar, honey, juice? It’s all the same, nutritionally speaking.” * But what is significant here are the omissions: GMO modified sugars might even be ‘nutritionally’ as good as ‘Pure Cane Sugar’ BUT- the modified stuff will rot you from the inside out a lot quicker. GMO food is poison. *  —djo— }

 

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War Memorial

“Remembrance Day”

“Local / New Brunswick”

Saint John East byelection candidates make final pitch     {   }

RCMP divers join search for Dorothy Tucker near St Stephen  {   }

Crash in Oakland kills 21-year-old man   {   }

Jets fly over Base Gagetown as part of training exercise   {   }

 

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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— }

>>——> Most Recent Articles Below this line <——<< 

‘Little affinity between native spirituality and Christianity’, says pastor  { * Rumours from the spiritual community of Truth Seekers who look beyond dogma believe that ‘Saint Paul’ was a false prophet maneuvered into power by Romans who wanted to control the new ‘Christian’ church, and succeeded. Therefore ‘Little affinity exists between “Modern Christianity” and what Jesus taught us.’ *  —djo— }

-Video- Chemotherapy ruling  {  }

Rinelle Harper only one part of Winnipeg’s race divide  {  }

-Opinion- First Nations children not well served by chemotherapy ruling: Arthur Schafer  {  }

When 2 worlds collide, can they coincide? Unreserved this week  {  }

Rinelle Harper discharged from Winnipeg Hospital, recovering at home  {  }

>>>———> From Earlier This Week <———<<<

Family says ‘stress of court case over chemo for [ First Nations ] girl ‘uncalled for  {  }

Judge rejects application to take [ First Nations ] girl from family for chemo  {  }

Diabetes epidemic among indigenous Canadians, say front-line workers  { * Stay away from sugars and get a lot of exercise, Before your doctors warn you that you may be heading for Diabetes. *  —djo— }

Saskatoon lottery winner gives back to community  {  }

Dominion Diamond stops funding Lutselk’e archiving project  {  }

Saskatoon group trying to up the profile of restorative justice  {  }

2 Alberta First Nations file suit against site C dam project   {  }

Brian Bowman urges Winnipeggers to reach out to Rinelle Harper and family  {  }

Police dig up barn where Glenna Mae Breckenridge says her dad buried bodies in 1955  {  }

Internal document urges government to raise cap on aboriginal education  {  }

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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— }

Racism in Canada: Join our live chat Thursday at 6 pm CT  { * Too Late Now * }

‘It’s our story:’ N.W.T. Healing Film Festival Kicks off Sunday  {  }

-Exclusive- ‘Doctor’ treating First Nations girls says cancer patients can heal themselves  {  }

New police board chair backs murdered, missing women inquiry  {  }

Racism in hockey still hants Nova Scotia father  {  }

Amina Abu-Bakare says ‘walk together’ to end racism  {  }

-Opinion- Beware of assumptions and stereotypes in the Rinelle Harper case  {  }

-Updated- Attacked Winnipeg teen Rinelle Harper called a hero and fighter  { * And her parents say she remembers nothing of the attacks. *  —djo— }

Fort Good Hope elders go hungry due to delayed cheques  {  }

-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— }

 

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{ This is what still grabs me – from Twitter – We’re trying to trim this down, 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—

Orwell on war

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

 

quote

“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— }

 

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{   “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!”

 

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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—   }

 

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{ 10:10 pm EST — We are Ready to Rock and Roll —  — & Thanks again for your help again, Jim W, and  “—jda—“     ———djo——— }

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