Friday, 12 December, 2014 – News & Headlines:

Friday, 12 December, 2014  -( +26˚F / -3˚C grey & dreary @ 11:30  am near Ithaca )-  -( +39˚F / +4˚C + raining @ 12:30 pm Closer to Halifax —jim w—)-   —  { Headlines compiled by douglas j otterson & jim wellington, with help from —jda— } { Some things change, some articles remain. Do you know where your survival kit is?  —djo— }

Grey day in Ithaca

2:15 pm – Replacing a more idyllic night time shot with a ‘bleh -grey, dreary reality’ shot. grumble grumble. —djo—

Human Rights Watch

“What if you knew her and found her dead on the ground?” The reality of drone attacks. Women and children die.😦 —djo—

1st & 2nd Ammentments U.S.

First Ammendment: “Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof; or abridging the freedom of speech, or of the press; or the right of the people peaceably to assemble, and to petition the Government for a redress of grievances.” Second Ammendment: “A well regulated Militia, being necessary to the security of a free State, the right of the people to keep and bear Arms, shall not be infringed.” <—<< That’s the original wording. —djo—

Amnesty International

“Sorry, we will not lay down and die so you can continue to brutalize anybody you feel might be in your way-“

BBC Tweet

The BBC adds their voice to those concerned about evil ice-holes tightening their control over everything they ‘allow’ you to know about what they’re doing to you and everything you care about. —djo—

malala with peace prize

10 December, 2014 – Malala shows her Peace Prize. Dedicated to “those voiceless children who want change.” God Bless Her. —djo—

Spirit Networks tweet

Nice Message —jim w—

{ +2447 New tweets since 9 pm yesterday  – & It just might be National “Something or Other Day”, but nobody tells me these things –  —djo— }

{  * Attention OathKeepers: When “Serve and Protect” becomes strict “Law Enforcement” with the civilian population seen as the enemy, Police become Terrorists.  *  Link to article in the Toronto Star  *  —djo— }

=====   Steppenwolf’s “Monster” with interesting video clips: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7EVE8leTG8Y  God Bless Oathkeepers =====

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

{  * https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BtzIKCqaZMQ *  <——<< * Link *  Moody Blues @ Home in 1995? from “Lifestyles of the Rich and Famous” I like many of the interesting details of Justin Hayward’s ‘Carriage House’ Home.  —jim w— }

 

{  “America- Where are ya now? Don’t you care about your sons and daughters? Don’t ya know We need you now, We can’t fight alone against this monster-” -John Kay of Steppenwolf- & the Monster is the one who convinces the police that they need to arrest a harmless 90 year old man for feeding the homeless in Florida and scares honest police officers to the point where they’re killing unarmed/ harmless men and women. These Police Officers are Not the Enemy. Look Behind the Curtain. —djo— }

Amnesty International

“If Commas Save Lives – Letters save Civilizations-” —djo—

Wiki Leaks Merchandise

WikiLeaks is selling teeshirts, sweatshirts, hats, hoodies, Mouse Pads & Smart Phone cases to raise funds, * Link *

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schnarr

Sudbury, Ontario, Canada. Police slam handcuffed man into window.

Lead Articles: Today’s Theme?: “Tell me something Positive!”

Canadians could drink on naval ships? I mean, as far as I know only officers could drink on US Navy ships. And everybody knows officers are Ice-Holes.   ;

Jim W. our lead Canadian reporter ( —jda— has a day job and can’t always give us the undivided attention he believes we deserve ) said he was shocked to learn about the amount of money ‘clawed back’ by Canadian governments and employers in cases where they claim they mistakenly overpaid someone. In the U.S. you might expect government, law enforcement etc, to go after anyone who committed fraud. In Canada they seem to go after innocent people who did nothing wrong.  ;

A Yogi told me that true spiritual seekers would never remain on a police force. They would come to understand the negative consequences of ever needing to kill anyone in the line of duty and find a better, more positive way to earn a living. Those who believe they are society’s last line of defence? I don’t know what to tell you-  ;

& – About prostitution- um, each case is different. The ‘sex-workers’ should be able to be protected from abusive ‘managers’ as well as abusive law enforcement individuals, and abusive governments. I can’t believe anybody wants to grow up to be a ‘sex-worker’. What are the alternatives? What can we do for desperate people who believe prostitution is their only option? –

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===Not This

Lead Articles: Today’s Theme?: “—Nothing up my sleeve—“/ slight of hand?

Canadian navy bans drinking on ships after Sand Diego incident  ;

N.S. defends ‘perverse’ decision to recover money from brain-damaged woman   ;

Cleveland boy killed by police shot once, death declared homicide ;

Prostitution should be regulated, run like business, health group says ;

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Canadian Supreme Court

Hey, we win one- Canadian Supreme Court limits Law Enforcement’s ‘Right’ to search everything on your cell phones. In Canada. —djo— Opponents say this opens a door that will never be shut.  —djo—

Help!

“I’ve got an idea, lets arm the Pandas and Belugas and let them save the planet while we play our video games and turn our souls off?” —djo—

Beluga

The St. Lawrence Belugas Scored a Victory over the Deep Pocket Corporate Shills in what did not turn out to be a Water Polo Match. —djo—

blow your whistles

I hope those Pandas and Belugas are well armed, we really need them…. —djo—

Help!

“Amnesty International + Malala Yousafzai = Hope” / “So this is Christmas-” John Lennon. —djo—

Monsanto Sux

Clif at Half Past Human dot com is calling them: Mon-SATAN-no or something close to that. —djo—

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

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

totems attack pipeline

NorthWesternFirstNations Art = Totems attack the pipeline. —djo—

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—

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

Wow

Palestinians show support for Ferguson, Missouri.

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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 has gone over 90,000 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  {  }

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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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 >>—->  We Are All One Spirit  <—-<<

Imagine Peace Tower

“Imagine Peace Tower” on the 34th anniversary of an MK-Ultra targeted individual sending John Lennon to the next world. —djo—

Paris

from @johnlennon

Doreen Virtue Tweet

Another Nice Message

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white deer

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

“Offbeat”

Snowman

6-metre tall (18 feet? tall) snow man in British Columbia.

Quack Quack.

“Dawn of the Ducks”?

 

 

 

 

B.C. man builds 6 metre snowman on front lawn  {  }

NASA’s All About That Space in Meghan Trainor parody video  {  }

New species of razon clam was right under our noses: DFO  {  }

A royal trip: Magic mushroom found growing wild at Buckinham Palace  {  }

===Recently: >>—>

How far would you go for a Christmas tree? Nunavut man makes yearly trek to treeline {   }

MIT researchers design battery powered cheetah robot   {   }

Polar bears’ stinky feet may help attract mates: study  {  }

‘He’s just barking in your face’: Would-be police dog fired for poor performance   {  }

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

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

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

 

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Electric Vehicle at charging station

New Electric Vehicle at a charging station

“Most Viewed”

HMCS Whitehorse incident results in drinking ban on navy ships   {   }

Joellan Huntley insurance clawback case defended by province   {   }

Tamir Ric’s death declared a homicide: autopsy   {   }

Prostitution should be regulated, run like business, health group says {   }

Libby Davies, NDP deputy leader, won’t run in 2015  {  }

Dennis Oland ordered to stand trial for 2nd-degree murder   {  }

Pope Francis tells boy whose dog had died that heaven is open to all  {   }

Anti-abortion protest bent rules on Parliament Hill {   }

33 CN train cars derail near Raymore, Sask.  {   }

Canadian exports will rise despite cheaper oil, Royal Bank says   {  }

-15 photo slide show- Nor’easter leaves snow, flooding in Ontario, Quebec, Maritimes  {  }

-Blog- Ugly Christmas Sweater Day brings out tacky jumpers for charity {  }

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Polytechnique shooting remark sparks Peter MacKay, Tom Mulcair spat   { * Not long after the Polytechnique massacre I heard about a ‘Canadian study’ that found that mass murderers had all been humiliated in public just before they lost control and went on a killing spree.  I tried to remind several different media outlets / television reporters etc. about this as more and more of these horrendous incidents made front page / leading article status. Lately this seems to have been ‘swept under the rug’ in the pursuit of sensationalism. *  —djo—  }

 

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Hands Up - I Can't Breathe!

“I can’t breathe!”

Other:

Why Canada can’t claim innocence over CIA torture report   {   }

Justin Trudeau denies forcing Sikh candidate from nomination race   {   }

Canada’s economy will be just fine despite cheap oil, RBC says   {  }

Canada considers prioritizing religious minorities in Syria refugee resettlement   {   }

Thousands still without powers on B.C.’s south coast after windstorm   {   }

‘Ticking time bomb’: Residents fear U.S. Love Canal waste trucked to Sarnia area  {   }

Assembly of First Nations elects new leader as it struggles for relevance   {   }

Tax agency looks into pharmacies that get incentives from drug makers   {   }

Hong Kong Police make arrests, clear main protest camp   {   }

Cat rescued after tossed out on B.C. highway   {   }

-Analysis- Polls show Justin Trudeau, Stephen Harper in tight Ontario race   {   }

‘A strange thing letting go’: Republic of Doyle actor on emotional end of show  {   }

Russian to return James Watson’s Nobel Prize purchases for $4.7M   { *🙂 *  }

PM backs away from veterans charter amid demands Fantino resign   {   }

-Analysis- 5 issues to watch for in today’s AFN election   {   }

Obama plans to diss Keystone XL pipeline on Colbert   {   }

Mountie killer told father before shootings he’d ‘had enough of authorities’   {   }

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Oil price drop threatens revenues at Canada’s banks   { * Well, that’s good news. Banks are not your friends. Gut them. *  —djo—  }

-Video- ‘Your silence is killing people’ NYC protester lectures police officers   {   }

-Video- 5 reasons to cut your own Christmas tree   { * My daughter, Rachel, had a better idea: buy a living tree and transplant it in the spring. *  —djo—  }

‘I Can’t breathe’: Protests continue in U.S. over police chokehold death decision {   }

‘Affront to his dignity’ Judge apologizes for inmate’s naked video court appearance   {   }

The surprising 50-year legacy of ‘Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer’   {   }

Prostitution law comes into force on day of action on violence again women   {   }

Loonie drops to 5-year low as Canada loses 10,000 jobs in November   {  }

Cat and dog flea treatments can be toxic to pets, humans   {   }

Why it’s so rare for people to intervene in hostile situations   {   }

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Orion spacecraft takes step on journey to put humans on Mars   { * Can we send all the evil ice-holes who think they have a right to tell the rest of us what we should do during every micro-millisecond of our lives? *  —djo—  }

How to make long distance space travel happen   { * There is some evidence that spending more than two weeks outside of the Earth’s magnetic field with permanently erase every memory in your brain. Do you want to volunteer to try to prove or disprove that for us? *  —djo— }

Milkweed touted as oil-spill super-sucker — with butterfly benefits   {   }

Video of women fighting off harassers shocks India   {   }

-Go Public- 1-800 charges linked to company accused of targeting seniors   {   }

Cancer cured by medicine man, First Nations man says   {   }

German woman attacked after defending teen girls may get posthumus medal  {   }

Boys, 9 and 11, buried by snowplow survived 7 hours in air pocket  {   }

 

===  And:  Daily Stuff ===

-Must Watch- Italy protest clashes  {   }

-Must Watch- Storm wreaks havoc on California  {   }

-Must Watch- Lioins make a splash in N.S.   {   }

-Editor’s Pick- Making West Coast pipelines work  {  }

-Editor’s Pick- Stars we lost in 2014  {  }

-Editor’s Pick- CIA torture report: Why Canada can’t claim innocence   {  }

 

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“Local / New Brunswick”

mother

“Fredericton Mother”

mother and daughter

Mother and daughter in Fredericton

Youth Feminist President

President of the Fredericton Youth Feminists

 

 

 

 

Dennis Oland ordered to stand trial for 2nd-degree murder  {   }

Bills kill severance for Robert MacLeod, Margaret-Ann Blainey  {   }

Bacteria kills 1, makes 30 sick after Christmas supper  {   }

Political parties haggle over program review, Green Party status  {   }

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Fredericton mother unhappy with Revenue Canada Agency  { * Millions of people should be unhappy with all income tax agencies. *  —djo—  }

Liberal pledge of 5,000 jobs comes with caveat {   }

New Brunswick hit with more power outages    {   }

Bulk produce program growing in Saint John  {   }

FHS dress code protest penalties too harsh, parents say  { * Too many things about public education are too harsh on the students and families, I say.  —djo—  }

Anti-bullying signs hit hockey arenas across New Brunswick  {   }

FHS dress code protesters suspended for 3 to 5 days    { * And banned from extracurricular activites for 1 year. *  —djo—  }

New Brunswickers losing faith in electrical grid  {   }

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Cartoon

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

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“First Nations”

Perry Bellegarde

Perry Bellegarde of Saskatchewan was elected Assembly of First Nations National Chief on Wednesday, December 10th, 2014.

Perry Bellegarde was elected National Chief of the Assemly of First Nations   {   }

-Opinion- Idle No More: Where is the movement 2 years later?  {  }

Red Winter, Ottawa

“Red Winter, Ottawa, January 11, 2013” (Nadya Kwandibens/ Red Works/ARP Books)

Another Round Dance

From ‘The Winter We Danced’ (Nadya Kwandibens/RedWorks/ARP Books)

 

 

 

 

 

 

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

Brian Sinclair’s death ‘preventable’ but not homicide, says inquest report  {  }

Ex-mayor Sam Katz says he funded Winnipeg Sun aboriginal internship  {  }

Whitehorse RCMP arrest suspect in death of Brandy Vittrekwa  {  }

Brad Baduik’s ‘racist’ Facebook posts need action by Winnipeg school board: trustee  {  }

Innuit students tackle body image in Inuktitut in YouTube video  {  }

Gull Bay First Nation gets apology from Ontario Power Generation  {  }

Florida spa that treated First Nations girls with cancer faces lawsuit from ex-staff  {  }

Brad Dauik, Winnipeg teacher, under fire for Facebook posts on aboriginal people  {  }

#We Care boosts awareness of murdered and missing women  {  }

Assembly of First Nations elects new leader as it struggles for relevance  {  }

NewGold deal scuttled by environmental concerns at Big Grassy First Nation   {  }

Idle No More still moving forward after 2 years, says Sylvia McAdam  {  }

Good samaritan finds $1K at Inuvik NorthMart, then finds owner  {  }

Brandy Vittrekwa, 17, ID’d as person found dead on Whitehors trail  {  }

Yellowknife man outs Facebook user for racism online  {  }

AFN called ‘elitist’, out of touch with grassroots First Nations people  {  }

Assembly of First Nations election: 5 issues to watch  {  }

-Special Report- Premier’s office leaves questions unanswered in Darlene Necan case  {  }

Rinelle Harper calls for national inquiry into missing, murdered women  {  }

LGBT rally appeals to AFN candidates for end to discrimination  {  }

Pair sentenced to 9 years in beating death of Tina Fontaine’s dad  {  }

Douglas Cardinal files appeal with OMB over Domtar redevelopment  {  }

-60’s Scoop- Class action not a matter for courts, say lawyers  {  }

-Opinion- Can a new national chief make the AFN relevant?  {  }

-Public Inquiry- Rinelle Harper calls for inquiry into missing women  {  }

 

Lori Campbell, adopted Regina woman, completes 23-year search for 6 siblings, mom  {  }

-Opinion- Can a new national chief make the AFN Relevant?  {  }

Winnipeg School Division considers forming indigenous committee  {  }

Lightning strike injures 2, sets mattresses ablaze in home  {  }

Rinelle Harper to be honoured at AFN opening ceremonies  {  }

-Opinion- Racial issues revealed in Ferguson alive and well in Canada  {  }

AFN to elect new leader amid questions about organization’s relevance  {  }

Ottawa takes First Nations to court over transparency law  {  }

Manitoba Metis, Hydro sign $20M deal  {  }

Yellowknife students learn outdoor skills in -33 C  {  }

Barricade erected over First Nation’s use of Ontario’s Ipperwash Beach  {  }

-Video- Pilot rescues puppies from Sandy Lake  {  }

– 7 photo slide show – Unreserved looks at 2 year anniversary of Idle No More  {  }

===== Older Stuff we think may be important: =====

Montreal filmmaker looks for next big aboriginal talent  {  }

‘Hoping cooler heads prevail’: Tensions over barricade erected on Ontario’s Ipperwash Beach  {  }

Prostitution law comes into effect on day of action on violence against women  {  }

Winnipeg police to make missing, murdered women cases a priority  {  }

Cree youth walk nearly 600K protesting against uranium extraction  {  }

-Video- Haida group animates pipeline opposition using stop motion and music  {  }

Native North America CD sheds light on lost era of indigenous music  {  }

First Nation sues Manitoba government over Bipole III [‘hydro’/electricity transmission] route  {  }

Boyle Street helps reunite aboriginals with lost treaty cards  {  }

Yukon MP Ryan Leef defends aboriginal affairs minister  {  }

Pasloski wants Valcourt to ‘correct the record’ on self-government  {  }

Artcirq’s Joey Ammaq, 25, victim in suspicious death in Igloolik, Nunavut  {  }

Fort William First Nation gas prices tumble below $1 per litre  { * If oil companies and politicians were honest, gasoline would cost less than twenty five cents per litre. *  —djo— }

49 First Nations miss latest deadline ro reveal financial reports  { * Almost every government in the ‘free world’ knows how to hide their real income. Tax revenue is less than 1/3 of what they take in. Hold their feet to the fire. Investigate: *  CAFR1.com  <—<< Link  *  —djo— }

Alleged racist comment spurs Maskwacis teen to speak out  { * A 15-year-old [First Nations] [woman] is speaking out against racism in her community after she and her family were refused service in a bowling alley in Wetaskin, Alberta *  —djo— }

Nunatu Kavut celebrating after Muskrat Falls injunction thrown out  {  }

-Audio- Yukon Premier Darrell Pasloski defends amendments to Bill S-6  {  }

Bernard Valcourt maintains Yukon First Nations are not government  {  }

Winnipeg family grateful for new home  {  }

Rankin Inlet dump scavenging controversy continues   {  }

Nunavik Inuit say ‘No’ to uranium mining  {  }

‘No timeline’: Premier Gold delay upsets Geraldton homeowners  {  }

The realities of poverty  {  }

Aboriginal gravesites halt $40M development plan in Abbotsford  {  }

Leona Aglukkaq admits reading newspaper was a ‘bad idea’ during question period  {  }

-Video- Haida group animates pipeline opposition using stop morion and music  {  }

Loretta Saunders scholarship recipient pays it forward  {  }

-Documents- ‘Sixties Scoop’ case moves forward as class action lawsuit  {  }

Number of aboriginal women behind bars doesn’t shock ex-inmate  {  }

Yukon College aims to better support First Nations students  {  }

Ottawa trip on Bill S-6 ends in insult to Yukon First Nations  {  }

-Video- First Nations Financial Transparency Act  {  }

Big spike in aboriginal women behind bars, study finds  {  }

Bill S-6 turmoil having ‘negative impact’ on industry: Casino Mining  {  }

First Nation in B.C. sets out tougher rules for mining in its territory  {  }

N.W.T. chiefs salaries proven modest under Transparency Act  {  }

-Video- Arctic explorer Vilhalmur Stefansson ‘comes to life’ in Yellowknife  {  }

Peel watershed: Yukon court strikes down government land use plan  {  }

Aboriginal gravesites halt $40M development plan in Abbotsford  {  }

Members of Opaskwayak Cree Nation protest reserve’s debt  {  }

Yukon chiefs to meet Bernard Valcourt on Bill S-6  {  }

Aboriginal right to refuse chemotherapy for child spurs debate  {  }

Leona Aglukkaq considers legal action against Rankin Inlet deputy mayor  {  }

Manitoba First Nation to get apology from premier for Jenpeg dam harm  {  }

A Tribe Called Red releases provacative song for American Thanksgiving  {  }

Mi’kmaq Confederacy clarifies roll in online gaming plan  {  }

Sioux Lookout council encouraged to be more ‘culturally aware’  {  }

-Opinion- Financial reporting for First Nations: transparency or witch hunt?  {  }

Study shows oilsands tailings ponds releasing toxic chemicals into air  {  }

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

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

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

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

First Nations mistrust health system, Dalhousie researchers say  {  }

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

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

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

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

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

Child advocatges want fewer aboriginal children in child welfare  {  }

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>>>———> { —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—

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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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-08 December, 2014 – John Maguire, Ottawa man fighting for ISIS, urges attacks on Canadians targets in video   { * What do you suppose the Canadian government did to this kid that would make him believe he was better off leaving his country and telling people they should blow up the country he grew up in? If people know they are loved and valued, they don’t advocate torturing and murdering the people who love, nurture and value them. *  —djo— }

-08 December, 2014 – Samsung Galaxy Ace II explodes causing bedroom fire { * Company says a non-approved battery caused the explosion. Owner says the battery that exploded came with the smart phone when she bought it. Samsung has offered to replace burned items. Owner says they haven’t made good on that offer yet. *  —djo—  }

-06 December, 2014 – Renowned doctor Ezekiel Emanuel says 75 is a good age for us to die   { * I read, in a book entitled, “Bringers of the Dawn” by Barbara Marciniak, that Humans were originally designed with 12 strands of DNA and ‘somebody’ tampered with the design to make us much more aggressive and shorten our life spans to a fraction of what they should have been. 5,000 years, healthy and vital- might have been a decent age – ya think? *  —djo—  }

-06 December, 2014 – Hungary mayor wants drug tests for teens, journalists, politicians  { * If he wants to screen against people being poisoned by Genetically Modified Organisms, and lock up all the executives and engineers at Monsanto, I’d say, “Go For It!” but I don’t think that’s this guy’s game. */  —djo—  }

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—   }

– 08 December, 2014 – Stephen Harper does U-turn on election law gaggin advocacy groups  { * – Stephen Harper used to contend that money does not influence the outcome of elections. – He used to rail against any attempt to limit the amount of money outside advocacy groups could spend during campaigns. – And he used to strenuously object to any attempts to compel those groups to disclose from whom they got their money or how they spent it.

– That was, of course, before he became prime minister. – Now, Harper heads a party that accuses labour unions of trying to “bully and influence our elections from the outside” and routinely uses the spectre of dastardly union politicking to drum up donations the Conservatives say are urgently needed to ensure victory in next year’s election. – *  —djo—  }

Vancouver voters elect largest Green caucus in Canadian History  {  }

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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———

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

===== 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— }

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.  – }

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 resistsurveillance.org, 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— }

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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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-Archived?:-

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 *  }

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‘Walk into freedom’: Murder charges withdrawn after Toronto man’s 12 years in prison  { * The case had one witness who said one of the killers had dreadlocks, police found some hair in one suspect’s home, said that was evidence that he’d gone home and cut his hair after the crime. After fighting for too many years, the lawyer got access to the hair, which turned out to be beard hair, and still had to battle the ‘old boys club’ who tried to delay and deny every request made, finally, the truth did set the wrongfully convicted man free. *  —djo—   }

-Updated- Veterans funding not as advertised, opposition MPs say  {   }

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  {   }

– ‘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—  }

-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—  }

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

-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— }

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—  }

‘Driving While Black’? There’s an app for that   { * New app intended to assist motorists during routine police traffic stops *  *** Link ***  }

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{ 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—

– Old Stuff- -Editor’s Pick- Riot-torn Ferguson’s distrust of police flows from a city run on fines  {   }

{ 4:15 pm EST — We are Ready to Rock and Roll — Jim W is filling in for —jda—  & Thanks again for your help, Jim W, and  “—jda—“     ———djo——— }

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