Wednesday, 19 November, 2014 – News Headlines:

Wednesday, 19 November, 2014  -( 24˚F / -4˚C –  & kind of gloomy out there @ 11:00 am near Ithaca )-  -( 34˚F / +1˚C –  Cloudy, chilly & damp here @ 12:10 pm Closer to Halifax —jda—)-   —  { Headlines compiled by douglas j otterson & jim wellington, with help from —jda— } 

{ Is it really World Toilet Day today?  —djo— }

{ —jda—‘s blog disappeared from the list of NaBloPoMo blogs on the only official page he knows about — & Jim W went over 50,000 words at NaNOWriMo On Tuesday, November 11th — Now = 85,250 words and still typing away. & We really are trying to trim away stuff that maybe has been here too long. Trouble is, we think it may be important.  —djo— }

— “Other Media” :  —

Keystone XL is an act of War

A Sioux tribe calls the Keystone XL pipeline an act of war, so TransCanada hires PR propagandists to probe their critics?  >>—> Link <—<<

Crimes Against  Humanity

UN sends message to North Korea Re: Must be justice for crimes against Humanity.

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

Privacy Breakthrough?

-Polaris, “Let’s Encrypt” Will mean more ubiquitous Web Encryption and Privacy- Article below:

{ – The state of Internet security and infrastructure has been rapidly changing of late in response to concerns about online privacy and security (i.e., surveillance revelations and extensive security breaches), and a series of announcements over the past several days have put a lot of momentum behind possible solutions.

Most recently, Mozilla and the Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF) announced “Let’s Encrypt,” their collaboration with Cisco, Akamai, IdenTrust, and researchers at the University of Michigan in attempt to take the first big step towards a more universally secure Internet. One of the biggest weaknesses in the underlying architecture of the web as it exists currently is the highly bureaucratic and complex (not to mention costly) system required for websites to obtain and deploy the SSL/TSL certificates needed to protect your web surfing experience (these are the basic pieces of information that allow the little lock icon to work in your browser, signaling your session is private and secure). “Let’s Encrypt” will extend these digital certificates to all websites by starting an easy-to-use and free-of-charge certificate authority that issues them; this means that web encryption will not just be available to big players like banking services or email providers, but will set a much higher bar for Internet security across all websites, regardless of their ability to pay for a certificate or properly install it.

We are strong, adamant supporters of this initiative and are excitedly awaiting it’s unveiling in 2015 under a new nonprofit called the Internet Security Research Group (ISRG).

In addition to this, Mozilla announced it’s own strategic privacy initiative in collaboration the Tor Project and CDT. We’ll be consulting “on privacy technology, open standards, and future product collaborations” with the open-source browser to help it more effectively and appropriately bring privacy features into its products. “We want to accelerate pragmatic and user-focused advances in privacy technology for the Web, giving users more control, awareness and protection in their Web experiences,” the company explained via its privacy blog.

We believe in the possibilities that privacy innovations could make possible, and are excited and honored to be a part of the process.

What do these changes mean for the short- and long- term future of the security of the Internet?

There will soon be no excuses for not baking encryption into web services, and in turn, consumer privacy and protection into the tools we use to navigate the digital highway.  – }

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WikiLeaks

-Julian Assange’s Whistleblower Foundation has new members- Whistleblowers in general are peole who subscribe to higher standards of ethics and morality than their bosses or supervisors or government authoritarian types and are usually shocked to find out that lots of people do not back them up when they seek help because they’ve reported an injustice, or worse- and been ‘rewarded by being fired or even charged with crimes against corporations that the ‘justice system’, instead of locking up the bad guys, turns out to be protecting from the good guys, Constables got their start as enforcers for corrupt officials, corrupt ‘Nobles’ and ‘Royals’. When ‘serve and protect becomes law enforcement- that’s bad news for everybody.   —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 80,000 words as of November 17th. }

{ Don’t know how many new tweets since late last night. We crashed.  Medium but poignant 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?: ‘Ferocious U.S. snow blankets parts of New York, blamed for 7 deaths; Bill Cosby’s lawyer calls Janice Dickinson’s sex assault claim ‘a complete lie’; Robbers wore burkas in $500K Toronto jewely store heist; & “How big a failure is Obama’s presidency? Let me count the ways: Neil Macdonald”-‘

Today’s lead article on the CBC /news/ page = “Ferocious U.S. snow blankets parts of New York, blamed for 7 deaths ” .  —jim w—

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 >>—->  We Are All One Spirit  <—-<<

imagine peace tower

“Imagine Peace Tower” Thank you, -John Lennon- —djo—

& About the second Lead Article today: “Bill Cosby’s Lawyer and the 14th or 15th person to accuse him of drugging and raping?”  Bill Cosby had a reputation for being one of the most moral people on television. I have a gut feeling somebody is out to get him for something, and went so far as to implant false memories in victims or have them victimized by somebody wearing a mask after drugging them with something that makes them believe it’s the real person raping them, not some idiot wearing a mask? This stuff is possible, I have no idea why anyone would go after Bill Cosby, and I’m thinking that even running a headline to that effect almost amounts to ‘bearing false witness’.  —djo—

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2014-nov-19-CalgaryRescueDog-lexi

Calgary Rescue Dog “Lexi”

“Offbeat”

Calgary rescue dog Lexi to appear on David Letterman show   {  }

Bob Marley to gront ‘world’s first global cannabis brand,’ says US firm   {   }

‘I am a vain fool’ says TV personality who wants no makeup to be the norm   {   }

New YOrk pay phones to be changed into Wi-Fi hubs   {   }

===== 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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Electric Vehicle at charging station

New Electric Vehicle at a charging station

“Most Viewed”

Buffalo snowstorm: ferocious weather blaned for 7 deaths in U.S.   {   }

Jenifer Huculak-Kimmel billed $950K after giving birth in U.S.   {  }

2 new subatomic particles discovered at CERN  { * Let me guess, they found Bert and Ernie camping out near the collider? Or was it Elmo and Cookie Monster? *  —djo—  }

Robbers wore burkas in $500K Toronto jewelry store heist  {  }

How Barack Obama’s presidency has come undone  { * Um, is it a crime for a News gathering organization to pronounce a regime dead while it’s still breathing? Should it be? *  —djo—  }

[ Never Mind the Article On Bill Cosby’s latest accuser  —djo— ]   {   }

Chris Helmsworth named People magazine’s Sexiest Man Alive  {   }

Acadian child’s face reconstructed to illustrate history   {   }

More condos needed to keep up with immigrant demand, CIBC says  {   }

Apple iOS 8.1.1 aims to revive older iPads iPhones   {   }

-17 photo slide show- Snowstorm hits New York, buries Buffalo in snow   {   }

-Blog-  #YouKnowHerName: Ban on naming victim result of strict child porn law   { *   }

-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:

-Analysis- Fairer wage gap a hopeful sign for middle-class Canada: Don Pittis  {  }

Last summer’s Ice Bucket Challenge in Canada raised $16.2M for ALS  {   }

Buffalo snowstorm left basketball team stuck 24 hours on a bus   {  }

NDP law expert told Liberals misconduct allegation could be assault: sources   {  }

Average Canadian home now worth more than ever  { * They should probably replace the word “worth” with “costs”.  —djo— }

-New-  :

-Must Watch- Buffalo snow overnight   {   }

-Must Watch- Canadian billed $950K US for Hawaii birth    {   }

-Must Watch- Small plane crashis in Chicago suburb   {   }

-Editor’s Pick- Russians scorn Harper’s ‘shirt-fronting’ of Putin   {  }

-Editor’s Pick- Byelection results show Liberals, NDP going in different directions    {  }

-Editor’s Pick- ISIS unmasked: Why the new beheading video is different    {   }

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-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—   }

-Editor’s Pick- Pornography, kids and sex education: what to do?   { * The article says, “Porn industry is the main sex educator of kids, says child advocate” * What do you think? Maybe somebody with the backing of Medical, Psychological, Ethical, Moral and Legal sensitivity and sensibilities should make a video that shows kids how it’s done, what to look out for and how to avoid problems? -and parents should leave it somewhere where they know the kids will find it and write, “Don’t you dare watch this!” on a sticky note? That might work.  —djo— }

 

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War Memorial

“Remembrance Day”

“Local / New Brunswick”

School’s dress code defended against ‘rape culture’ allegations    { * What I heard on television leaves me with the impression that the most vocal partisans on both sides of this issue are certifiably nuts. One side is screaming, ‘if a young woman so much as shows a naked elbow she’s asking to be attacked,’ and the other side is roaring back, ‘Just because you believe that all young women should dress like your great great grandmother did as a teen-ager – doesn’t give you the right to tell my daughter what to wear.’ And nobody will listen to anybody else. *  —jim w—   }

Data centre outage cost $1.6M in equipment, lost productivity  {   }

Storm Arthur victims to get financial relief  {   }

‘Significant asbestos’ found during Highfield Square demolition   {   }

 

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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 <——<< 

Man in custody after shot fired, lockdown in Attawapiskat  {  }

-Go Public- Housing subsidy’s end may leave family of 7 homeless  {  }

Child advocatges want fewer aboriginal children in child welfare  {  }

Siksika, Stoney reserves flood recovery to cost 3 times original estimate  {  }

First Nations Feathers of Hope forum focuses on justice, juries  {  }

$6K to $166K: N.W.T. chiefs salaries vary widely  {  }

-Photos- ‘Healing Journey’ continues for Lutselk’e 25 years later  {  }

Hockey season on ice as Elsipogtog arena awaits funding  {  }

 

Yukon NDP pushes for united front against Bill S-6  {  }

Buffalo Gals member disturbed by church ban on smudging  {  }

Lawrence Martin’s municipal experience ‘will serve him well’  {  }

Labrador residential school claimants in court today  {  }

-Opinion- In defence of Immanuel Pentecostal Church’s stance on smudging  {  }

First Nations students in Ontario and Alberta failing in literacy, math  {  }

-Opinion- ‘Oh, we are all racists’  {  }

-Photos- Petition to put women on Canadian banknotes draws nearly 50K signatures  {  }

Métis educator Bryanna Scott seeks to build bridges  {  }

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

-Analysis- Mirror, mirror on Winnipeg’s wall  {  }

-Photos- 1st indigenous circumpolar women’s gathering wraps up  {  }

Lawrence Martin elected Mushkegowuk Grand Chief  {  }

No bodies found under barn where Glenna Mae Breckenridge says her dad buried boys  {  }

-Video- Chemotherapy ruling  {  }

‘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— }

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

>>>———> { —jda— has kindly ‘built us’ an archives page for “First Nations/Indigenous” headlines we thought were important to keep around, maybe too long.  —djo— }<———<<<

{ We have moved a lot of headlines related to First Nations / Indigenous issues to a Page >>>———>  http://www.aerendel.org/wp03/?page_id=340  <———<<< on —jda—‘s blog   —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-

 

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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—   }

Vancouver voters elect largest Green caucus in Canadian History  {  }

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{ 4:00 pm EST — We are Ready to Rock and Roll —  — & Thanks again for your help again, Jim W, and  “—jda—“     ———djo——— }

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