Thursday, 27 November, 2014 – News & Headlines:

Thursday, 27 November, 2014  -( 24˚F / -4˚C –  & cloudy @ 7:15  pm near Ithaca )-  -( 25˚F / -4˚C –  & dark @ 8:30 pm Closer to Halifax —jim w—)-   —  { Headlines compiled by douglas j otterson & jim wellington, with help from —jda— } 

{ -Don’t know how many new Tweets since 3 pm yesterday – Had to reboot computer after crash – & It just might be National something or other day, but nobody tells me these things –  —djo— }  { —jda— lost power when a couple heavily laden tree branches fell on power lines down the street from him, he’s still down. }

{ —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 — He was pronounced a winner early on the morning of the 22nd with over 100,000 words typed, and copied and pasted into their word count checking application. Monday he began mourning for a family pet and might have only typed a couple paragraphs since, but the word count now = 117,652 words and still growing. & We really are trying to trim away stuff that maybe has been here too long. Trouble is, we think toomuch of it may be important.  Maybe we’ll copy and paste today’s stuff in several places on several newsy blogs and try to start with a fresh ‘blank page’ tomorrow of Monday?  —djo— }

— “Other Media” :  —


Lots of Pollution, Lots of Oil Company Profits, The Promised “Lots of Jobs” is a pile of bull chips. —djo—

Oil sands = toxic

The CBC Info ‏ @RadioCanadaInfo 2h2 hours ago tar sands: the basins make the air more toxic, said a study —djo—


Link  * <—<< Link to John Trudell’s amazing speech from ‘Thanksgiving’ 2013 via First Voices Indigenous Radio


=====   {  Message copied and pasted from email on  November 25th: ———jda—— }

Re: Radio: Tuesday, November 25th, 2014  -( +14°C / 57°F & There has been sunlight and interesting shadows @ 3:00 pm in Atlantic Canada )-

– After facebook contact with a good friend from WPKN radio, where I used to hang out, in Bridgeport, Connecticut, about 50 miles from NYC, I wiggled a few wires and got the speakers back at something like peak sound and listened to a couple things.  – But I have to tell you, an airing of last year’s Thanksgiving (U.S. dates) program from First Voices Indigenous Radio knocked me out. It was that good. Tiokasin Ghosthorse played a recording of John Trudell of the Dakota Nation from Thanksgiving 1980. He talks about the difference between real power and brutality, and described the tactics that corporate amerika uses to convince good people that it’s hopeless to try to resist their ‘progress’ as they enslave and exploit us all. John Trudell also tells us that if we are true to the earth, the Earth will protect us.

This is an amazing talk and if this link works, I will encourage everybody to listen to it- *  Link  * you will have to open the page and click on “First Voices Indigenous Radio November 21, 2013 [dot] mp3. –  It should be more than worth listening to.

~~~~~ ———Jim W———


Small Victory for anti Kinder Morgan protesters?

Judge in B.C. dismisses contempt charges aimed at Burnaby Mountain Protesters

{ From a tweet:  Huffington Post: “A Tribe Called Red’s Thanksgiving Track is Tougher to Swallow Than Turkey And Stuffing (Video)”  *  Link  *  —djo— }


– Go get ’em Rick! – Jim W said the ‘Tories’ got in big trouble a couple years ago for showing up at photo ops, presenting oversized government checks for local gov’t projects with “Conservative Party of Canada” as the payer. —djo—

===== From ENENews -Energy News-  ‘Special Alert’ Issued: A sinkhole has opened beneath a dam in Tennessee and sediment is seeping from the riverbed below the dam — Upstream from a Nuclear Power Plant.   *  Link  *  =====

Lions looking at industrial pollution

Retweeted by fr0g5 from @EI_Ocean. Humans do not have to do this. We should know better. —djo—

===== From the “International Business Times”  — “Anonymous Hackers Threaten Canadian Police, Alleging ‘Swatting’ Suspect Was Framed”  —  *  Link  *  { * Consider the source *  —djo— } =====

{ From @democracynow “We can reduce the prison population by 50% in the next 6-7 years if we just demand greater justice”   *  Link  *   the link might be more interesting than the above quote.   —djo— }

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

Donut Trap

It’s Nice to see that somebody still has a sense of humor amid all the tension and nastiness hitting too many fans in #Ferguson.

2 visions of the future

“At a low point in the 1990’s I started writing a story in which the Earth/Dimension we know and love split in two with most of the trees, bees and plants that give us food and shelter and oxygen, as well as the domestic and farm animals walked into perenial springtime and brought positive people with them, the nasties, the power crazy, the negative people all fell into a separate dimension/parallel world that immediately became a nuclear winter.” —jim w—


— Anybody play the guy’s interviews through a voice stress analyzer? — —djo—

2 tweets

Miami – With a Note against censorship on the web above.

FergusonSolidarityAlive in Canada

Ferguson Demonstrations in Toronto and Ottawa – Canada


Montreal Candlelight Vigil in solidarity with Ferguson  –  Another tweet says there were over 1,000 at the Ferguson Solidarity #manifencours/#demonstration

Malcolm X Quote

Malcolm X was murdered because he believed that the races could get along co-exist and co-prosper. Bad guys did not like that idea. They want to Divide & Conquer. —djo—

{ “Stephen Lewis roars once more in takedown of the Harper government: Newspaper Article from the Toronto Star:  *  Link  * }

Hong Kong Students risk future to show support for democratic reforms

& Don’t forget Hong Kong


Palestinians show support for Ferguson, Missouri.

Doug Comment

2014-nov-26-3:15 pm: Doug’s sent one original message, and retweeted 2, commented on one- there may be hope for him yet. no, he ain’t no luddite, he works w/computers and anything more might be overkill  —jda—


The Saint John, New Brunswick, city council debated the Energy East Pipeline, asked two protesters present to lower their anti-pipelin signs, later voted 9-0 in favor of declaring the pipeline “In the best interest of the citizens”.

{ My friends in the U.S. tell me I’m lucky to be in Canada. They are usually correct.  —jim w— }

But are the liberals any better?

‘Conservative Math’ = “Just doesn’t add up”  — But the Liberals don’t have a flawless track record either —  —djo—

Mexican Proverb

Another nice quote from the anti- #KinderMorgan protesters in British Columbia. —djo—

Civil Disobedience vs unjust laws.

Nice quote from someone the corporate terrorists want you to believe is more dangerous than they are. —djo— The above quote was tweeted on Friday the 21st and retweeted by fr0g5 on Saturday, along with @MikeHudema’s “#KinderMorgan starts drilling as protests & arrests grow on #burnabymountain: ”  —djo—

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.  – }



-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: ‘’ 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 over90,000 words as of November 19th. }

{ 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  {  }


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


Lead Articles: Today’s Theme?: “Oooops-“

-New- Bell says positive employee-planted reviews will stop, but critics unsure ;

Kinder Morgan loses bid to extend injunction as charges dropped against protesters ;

Syrian Electronic Army hacks global news sites, including CBC ;

& -Analysis- Harper’s Supreme Court pick soothes a self-inflicted wound: Chris Hall –


 >>—->  We Are All One Spirit  <—-<<

imagine peace tower

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

Anti-Spyware Software released free.

“Free software program Detekt can find spyware on your PC.”

{ – A free tool released Thursday allows users to scan their computers for surveillance malware that has been used to spy on journalists and activists. – The open source tool Detekt is being released in partnership with human rights group Amnesty International, German digital rights group Digitale Gesellschaft, the Electronic Frontier Foundation and Privacy International.

– “Our ultimate aim is for human rights defenders, journalists and civil society groups to be able to carry out their legitimate work without fear of surveillance, harassment, intimidation, arrest or torture,” Amnesty International said in an online posting introducing Detekt. – Whistleblower Edward Snowden exposed the extent of government surveillance on activists and citizens. Amnesty said it is concerned about a chill on human rights activists and journalists, especially those in repressive countries, because of such surveillance.

– Detekt scans Windows-based computers for common surveillance tools used in spying on activists. Those who detect a threat on their computer can then take steps to remove it. – The software developers warn that there is no guarantee that Detekt will find every bit of spyware, as new technology is continually being developed. – “Beware that it is possible that Detekt may not successfully detect the most recent versions of those malware families,” the developers wrote on the site, which introduces Detekt. – “Indeed, some of them will likely be updated in response to this release in order to remove or change the patterns that we identified. In addition, there may be existing versions of malware, from these families or from other providers, which are not detected by this tool. If Detekt does not find anything, this unfortunately cannot be considered a clean bill of health.” – Commercial entities have developed and sold surveillance tools that read emails and instant messaging conversations, listen in on Skype calls and remotely control a computer’s camera and microphone and sold them around the world. – There is no regulation against these technologies being used by repressive governments, Amnesty says, estimating the market for surveillance software at $5 billion US a year. – “European and American companies have been quietly selling surveillance equipment and software to countries across the world that persistently commit serious human rights violations,” it said. – Amnesty is urging governments to take action to stop the spread of spyware and calls on industry to consider the human rights records of countries where it sells such software. – Targeted surveillance is only legitimate when it is based on suspicion of criminal activity and backed up by a legal order, the group said.  –  —djo— }



white deer

White Deer? We were accused of trying to pass a goat off as a deer in New Brunswick.



“Supreme Cat Show” in Birmingham, England


ISS astronauts enjoy Thanksgiving feast   {  }

Obama’s fowl jokes elicit eye-rolling from teen daughters   {  }

Dinosaur buffs irked ove scientific inaccuracies in Jurassic World trailer  {  }

Seth Rogen invites fans to ‘smoke weed’ with him at Colorado screening   {  }

Man’s toilet explodes while city crew cleans sewers   {   }

Underwater robot measuring Antarctic sea ice a ‘huge step’   {   }

Felines hit the catwalk at Supreme Cat Show   {   }

Students develop app that rewards you for ignoring your phone in social situations   {   }

===== 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—   }



Electric Vehicle at charging station

New Electric Vehicle at a charging station

“Most Viewed”

Kinder Morgan loses bid to extend injunction   {   }

Chris O’Neill-Yates: A sick, depraved prank was played on me and I’m angry   {  }

Meet Marie Henein, the ‘fearless and brilliant’ lawyer defending Jian Ghomeshi  {   }

RAndom act of kindness group overwhelms woman  {   }

The price to move Darwin the Ikea monkey to a new home? $490K  {   }

Syrian Electronic Army claims hack of new sites, including CBC   {   }

Bell says positive employee-planted reviews will stop, but critics unsure  {   }

52 First Nations risk losing funding for not complying with transparency law   {   }

Suzanne Côté, Harper’s Supreme Court pick, soothes a self-inflicted wound  {   }

Oil price falls below $70 US as OPEC leaves output unchanged   {   }

-15 photo slide show- Macy’s 2014 Thanksgiving parade   {  }

-Blog- Sasha and Malia Obama throw some serious teenage side-eye at their dad during White House turkey pardon  {    }



Obesity’s global cost hits $2 trillion a year, report suggests    { * Monsanto’s GMO food is probably the leading cause of the ‘obesity epidemic’ Don’t make me repeat the idea that public evisceration would probably not be a cruel or unusual punishment for all Monsanto’s executives, considering what they have unleashed on the population of this planet. Monsanto execs on one side of a very long street and Oil company execs on the other, and Fracking advocates down the middle? *  —djo—  }

-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 *  }




Arctic Ground Squirrel


-Audio- Reporters recount Parliament Hill harassment by PM’s aide in ’80s  {   }

Class action OK’d against Bell and Telus over per-minute billing  {   }

Weekend cold snap raises avalanche danger in B.C. interior  {   }

-Exclusive- U.S. firm investigated for clean-up at old Canadian mill site  {   }

Thalidimide victims invited to Ottawa Monday to talk compensation  {   }

=== Older Stuff: ===

Veterans face too many barriers to mental-health help, auditor general says  {   }

‘Consumers deserve the truth’: Water-heater firm fined $7M for unfair sales tactics  {   }

Conservative trap to ensnare Liberal candidate ends up embarassing Tories  {   }

-New- ‘What else are they doing wrong?’ artists wonder of Revenue Canada  { * The short answer? believing the propagandist liars who tell them that the government needs tax money to offer any kind of services to the people it wants to keep down under their thumbs – They have income streams they reallllly don’t want you to know about.  Demand the truth now!  *  Link to CAFR1 dot com  *  —djo—  }

PTSD and danger among deterrents to visible minorities joining military  {   }

Another deep freeze ahead for most of Canada  {   }

L’Isle-Verte rescue effort was ‘free-for-all’, witness says  {   }

-Analysis- Question authority? Not if you are black in America: Neil Macdonald  {   }

Coke plans to start making fancy milk — for twice the price  { * If it’s genetically modified, it’s poison. *  —djo—  }

Atlantic Canada expects strong winds as nor’easter threatens U.S. Thanksgiving  { * And guess where 2/3 of our newsy blog staff are located? We’re all in the crosshairs, guys.  Gobble Gobble – *  —djo—  }

House prices overvalued in Toronto, Montreal— but not Vancouver  {   }

Law can protect social media users who blindly consent to terms of service  {   }

-Photos- Police rules of engagement around the world  {   }

Cheaper smartphones gain popularity among consumers  {   }

NDP MP who accuses collegue of sex without consent ‘open’ to resolution  {   }

Thalidomide victim calls on Canadian government for compensation  {   }

A pill to drink less? Britain mulls offering drug that takes away the buzz  {   }

‘Panicked’ Toronto Eaton Centre shooter thought he was going to die  {   }

-Exclusive- Who are the most wanted extremists in Canada?  { * Should we list those in the Prime Minister’s Office? *  —djo—  }

Military mental health research gets funding boost  { * I think the $10 million for research pales in comparison to the $750 million the current Conservative Government spent over 9 years in partisan [ propaganda ] ads on television. *  —djo—  }

Adults, kids cross police line at Kinder Morgan protests  { * One tweet today: “The RCMP just arrested two eleven year olds at Burnaby Mountain, I feel safer already.” *  —djo— }

Feds to spend $200M on soldiers’ mental health  {   }

Ferguson on edge as grand jury expected to reconvene Monday  {   }

Bird poop, leaking roofs damaging ‘most important building’ in Manitoba  {   }

3 Ferguson protesters arrested ahead of grand jury decision  {   }

Strong earthquake collapses at least 10 homes in central Japan  {   }

14 injured after suspected gas leak explosion in London luxury hotel  {   }

WestJet can’t ‘pass the buck’ on lost baggage anymore  {   }

Winnie the Pooh spanked by Polish council for not wearing pants  {   }

After 40 years in prison, 2 men exonerated, set free in Cleveland killing  {   }

Gender gouging: Women often pay more than men  {   }

-Special Report- Would you know what to do if someone told you they were raped?   { *  Link  * } }

-Analysis- Gobal corruption a bigger scourge than than terrorism: Brian Stewart  { *  Link to the CBC article.  * *** And The whole idea behind our ‘modern’ system of ‘banking’ is probably the most corrupt ‘system’ in this world. ***  —djo—  }

-Updated- Supreme Court to hear landmark case for Métis and non-status Indians  {  }

===  And:  Daily Stuff ===

-Must Watch- Reaction to the Ferguson, Mo., decision   {   }

-Must Watch- Ferguson: A personal aftermath   {   }

-Must Watch- U.S. Thanksgiving snow challenges   {   }

-Editor’s Pick- Danger of runaway inflation means rates could rise sooner: Don Pittis   { * All economics is ‘voodoo economics’ * —djo—  }

-Editor’s Pick- New Brunswick abortion restriction lifted by Premier Brian Gallant     {  }

-Editor’s Pick- Canadian business practices would be illegal in parts of U.S.    {  * They’re talking about rent-to-own schemes. I was impressed with Jim W’s television, he paid $1,400 for a beautiful console teevee that was grossly overpriced at $700. US. Because he got it through a rent-to-own place and put it in his parents’ living room in the early 80’s when his father was initially disabled. *  —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—   }

-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— }



"We Can't Drink Money"

Anti-Fracking sign in Amherst

“Local / New Brunswick”

Winter storm means cash for some and headaches for others    {   }

New Brunswickers losing faith in electrical grid  {   }

New Brunswick power outages from winter storm may take days to fix  {   }

Moncton dog Méo doesn’t let snowstorm get him down  {   }

-Wednesday- Mild weather for New Brunswick ahead of nor’easter    { * Ack! Environment Canada says to expect 15 to 25 cm of snow late Wednesday into Thursday. *  —jim W— *** P.S. I measured about 12 inches / 30 cm in our driveway at about 8 am on Thursday, the 27th.  ***  —jim w— }

-Monday-Enjoy the warmth, as 15 cm of snow could land later this week  { * 15 Centimeters is about equal to 6 inches. *  —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— }

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

Onion Lake Cree Nation takes Ottawa to court over transparency law  {  }

Selinger government wants to replace federal First Nations band constables  {  }

Family from Long Plain First Nation worried about missing son in Winnipeg  {  }

Human rights complaints settled with 3 members of Sheshatshiu Innu Nation  {  }

52 First Nations risk losing funding for not complying with transparency law  {  }

Crown to seek adult sentence if youth convicted in Rinelle Harper attack  {  }

-Review- Fabric of the Sky a powerful residential school survivor’s story  {  }

RCMP on lookout for suspect after aggravated assault on OCN  {  }

Indigenous video game designer takes stand against Custer’s Revenge  {  }

New Jersey Devil tackles racism in the NHL  {  }

Mint’s new $5 coin features work by Cree artist Tim Whiskeychan  {  }

Northerners react to AG’s Nutrition North findings  {  }

===== From Earlier This Week: =====

Suicide of aboriginal boy sparks call for ‘meaningful action’ {  }

First Nations mistrust health system, Dalhousie researchers say  {  }

-Audio- Addressing challenges in Aboriginal health research  {  }

Racism in the National Hockey League: it’s Ok to talk about it, says Jordin Tootoo  {  }

Alex Van Bibber, Yukon legend, dies at 98  {  }

Popular Winnipeg civic candidates eyefederal, provincial seats  {  }

First Nations to ‘resist’ complying with financial transparency act  {  }

Students forced to sit quiet after mental health services march  {  }

Chris Metallic’s family still searching for missing student  {  }

Kinder Morgan protest: Derek Corrigan urges protesters to stay calm  {  }

Kinder Morgan’s Trans Mountain expansion opposed by island First Nation  {  }

-Audio- M’Chigeeng woman feels ‘punished; in Pet Save adoption  {  }

Nutrition North’s impact on northerners uncertain, auditor general says  {  }

Status of Women Canada approved few projects focused on aboriginal women  {  }

Aboriginal youth tackle jury under-representation at conference  {  }

Innu medical glossary, app to allow better access to health care  {  }

Yukon environment board extends Northern Cross comment deadline  {  }

-Review- The Evolution of Alice rooted in reserve life, but message universal  {  }

Kinder Morgn Protesters: What are their rights?  {  }

Mount Polley mine spill cleanup requires pressing action, says B.C. environment ministry  {  }

Harper earmarks $5.8B for infrastructure, including First Nations schools  {  }

‘Family preservation workers’ a new approach to child protection in Yellowknife  {  }

-Opinion- Conrad Black’s history of Canada: Arrogant, misinformed and disgraceful  {  }

-Unreserved- Starlight tours, diabetes and young indigenous thespians as part of out story  {  }

First Nations artist goes back to traditional diet to beat diabetes  {  }

Mohawk Girls TV series takes edgy look at dating  {  }

Northern Quebec Cree start 850 km trek to protest against uranium mining  {  }

Nisga’a Nation signs LNG pipeline benefits deal with B.C.  {  }

Kashechewan students get extra teachers at Kapuskasing facility  {  }

-Opinion- Bill S-6 is a fundamental violation of the modern day Uukon treaty relationship  {  }

-On The Coast- North Vancouver’s first aboriginal teacher wins national honours  {  }

Homeless man alleges Sudbury police took him on a ‘starlight tour’  {  }

Edmonton-made aboriginal jewelry showcased on APTN’s Blackstone  {  }

Rinelle Harper thanks construction workers who found her  {  }

Chrisma Denny’s family says rumours shes been found are untrue  {  }

Manitoba aboriginal businesses to be featured at gala  {  }

Supreme Court to hear landmark case for off-reserve aboriginal people  {  }

-Opinion- ‘Am I Next?’ campaign hits home with Fredericton student  {  }

-Video- Wab Kinew replaces Jian Ghomeshi as Canada Reads host  {  }

Senate Liberals offer legal arguments for missing, murdered women inquiry  {  }

Homeless to business school: Manitoba student honoured  {  }

Highway of Tears documentary: Q & A with director Mattew Smiley  {  }

-7 Photos- Unreserved: November 15  {  }

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 >>>———>  <———<<< on —jda—‘s blog   —djo— }



{ 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—





{   “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!”



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  {  }


{ 10:5 pm EST — We are Ready to Rock and Roll — Jim W is filling in for —jda— while the power is still out in parts of Atlantic Canada  — & Thanks again for your help again, Jim W, and  “—jda—“     ———djo——— }

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