Category Archives: Interdimensional

Friday, 05 December, 2014 – News & Headlines:

Friday, 05 December, 2014  -( 37˚F / +3˚C –  & I think it’s raining @ 8:15  pm near Ithaca )-  -( +9˚F / -13˚C – & Cloudy @ 9:15 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— }

Toronto Star Report

“The Toronto Police Association is demanding that Alok Mukherjee, chair of the civilian oversight board, resign after he shared a meme on his facebook page that the union said compares officers to terrorists.” —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— }

Political Cartoon Harper Vs Vets

“With New Federal Elections in Canada no later than this coming year, many of my Canadian friends believe Stephen Harper will be forced out of the Prime Ministers Mansion up there. But new polls suggest Harper’s Conservative Party is in a virtual dead heat with his nearest contenders which the polls claim is the Liberal Party. The New Democratic Party has slipped to 3rd place. My Canadian friends wonder if the polls are either fixed or have the majority of Canadians been brainwashed into believing that they really do embrace the Conservative Party’s b.s. Scare Tactics.” —djo—

cartoon

“The Greedy shall inherit the wasteland while the children of love and light move to the New Heaven, New Earth-” —djo— { “Help-” }

Lyrics
“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-” & the Monster is the one who convinces the police they need to arrest the 90 year old and scares them to the point where they’re killing unarmed/ harmless men and women. The Police are Not the Enemy. Look Behind the Curtain. —djo—

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

Wiki Leaks Merchandise

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

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

What drives so many young adults to believe they need to be armed to the teeth and ready to kill enemies that may be dressed as police?  ;

What kind of social pressures would drive a 14 year old and a 12 year old to want to steal somebody else’s baby? ;

‘Information is Power’ and your government wants it all. When you are the enemy-‘ They’ are not your government. Send them packing. ;

& – In the shell game of life, when they point to the sky, where are their free hands? –

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===Not This

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

Justin Bourque had [survival] ‘kit’ ready the night of Mountie shootings  ;

2 minors [boy-14, girl-12 years-old] charged after Toronto woman attacked, baby nearly stolen ;

Right to access government information in jeopardy, watchdog warns ;

& – -Blog- Orion flight a small step that may lead to a giant leap: Bob McDonald –

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

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{ +1660 New tweets since 9 pm yesterday  – & It just might be National something or other day, but nobody tells me these things –  —djo— }

— “Other Media” :  —

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—

"Wow"

– “I think my cousin showed me that place, in a dream, after he died – Where is it? – —jim w—

Small Tweet

From CBC Montreal: TransCanada is standing down on further pipeline construction in Quebec? —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—

{ Too Ugly to Post: From Huffington Post Canada: 2014, December 02:  Canada’s government under fire for allowing trade in meat from endangered whales.  *  Link  *  }

Help!

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

Dead Trees

“Gaaaaa!” If we sharpen those murdered trees would there be enough to impale every freakin ice-hole who makes a profit from killing the planet with projects like the tarsands? —djo—

Cartoon

Remember Somebody saying “Judge Not -Lest Ye Be Judged?” Think He had insights that maybe there is no justice down here in the smoke and b.s. that has been designed by ice-holes to keep us from realizing our true nature and seizing our true power – God and the Earth and the Natural Universe Give Us Power. Humans take it away with Brutality. Brute Force is Not Power. It is Delusion. GACK- I wish today’s tweets were all boring – we’re freakin way late as it is- —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’ : }

the formula for civilizations' rise and fall?

“Civiliaztion’s Rise and Fall?” —djo—

"Re Educating" Artists and Dissidents

Is China still sending its Artists and Dissidents to Re-Education camps?

too many cops to pull over a bus?

“How Police intimidate law abiding citizens?” —djo—

Run away screaming

“Yes, Ariana, that is terrifying-” —djo—

totems attack pipeline

NorthWesternFirstNations Art = Totems attack the pipeline. —djo—

LooksLikeTotemPolesToMe

‘Sculpture’ on Burnaby Mountain. —djo—

Sign Solidarity With Ferguson

Sign in Derry, Northern Ireland.

The Panda is correct.

“Panda calls Harper an idiot for selling Canada out to China” —djo—

Cartoon.

“-Almost 20 years ago – I remember the stunned look on reporters from WPKN radio in Bridgeport, CT when they learned that police were taking and smashing cell phones near a protest demonstration, calling them weapons.” —jim w—

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 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  {  }

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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?: “Tell me something Positive!”

What drives so many young adults to believe they need to be armed to the teeth and ready to kill enemies that may be dressed as police?  ;

What kind of social pressures would drive a 14 year old and a 12 year old to want to steal somebody else’s baby? ;

‘Information is Power’ and your government wants it all. When you are the enemy-‘ They’ are not your government. Send them packing. ;

& – In the shell game of life, when they point to the sky, where are their free hands? –

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Support Harrassed and Abused Students Today. Make Amanda Todd’s Life Count!  ;

If Tim Hortons and Burger King Serve GMO doo-doo Let them go Bankrupt ;

Open Your Ears and Heart to the Message of “Hands Up” and “I Can’t Breathe”- Know the Perils of Living in a Police State While Being Visible ;

& – Burn Your Paper Money. Deal With Farmers and Others The Old Fashioned Way Fupp the Money Changers –

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 >>—->  We Are All One Spirit  <—-<<

imagine peace tower

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

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white deer

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

Victim

“Ariana Ducks”

“Offbeat”

Hockey player ‘meows’ 7 times during mid-game interview  {  }

Christopher Walken’s sublime performance in NBC’s #PeterPanLive hits fever pitch online  {  }

N.W.T. judge says accused using urinal next to him was ‘completely inappropriate’  { * Next time, pee your pants? *  —djo— }

DNA co-discoverer’s Nobel medal sells for record price at auction {   }

MIT researchers design battery powered cheetah robot   {   }

===Recently: >>—>

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

Disruptive emotional-support pig ordered off commercial flight   {   }

‘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’   {   }

Felines hit the catwalk at Supreme Cat Show   {   }

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”

Justin Bourque had [survival] ‘kit’ ready the night of Mountie shootings  {   }

Attempted baby snatching: Boy, 14, and girl, 12, charged   {   }

Mexx goes bankrupt, affecting 95 Canadian stores   {   }

‘Calgary’s Worst Driver’ YouTube video spurs police investigation {   }

Death of [Orca] J-32 troubling, say scientists  {   }

2 carjackings and chases halted by police in Metro Vancouver   {   }

Canada Revenue Agency goes after ailing B.C. senior for $12K  {   }

Amanda Todd stood up to stalker in Facebook conversation  {   }

Canada lost 10,000 jobs in November {   }

L.A. police investigate claim of Bill Cosby sexual assault  {   }

-13 photo slide show- Typhoon Hagupit: Phillipines scrambles to prepare   {  }

-Blog- Hockey player ‘meows’ 7 times during interview in reference to Super Troopers  {    }

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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:

‘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   {   }

Liberals hire human rights lawyer to probe harassment allegations   {   }

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

Canadian vet dillon Hillier aiding Kurdish fight with ISIS, video shows   {   }

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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- India bus attack   {   }

-Must Watch- Sailing boat crash  {   }

-Must Watch- Orion splashdown   {   }

-Editor’s Pick- Debt: Cheaper oil a threat to green energy: Don Pittis  { * People with functioning brains a threat to the Oil Industry: —djo— *  }

-Editor’s Pick- REmembering Nelson Mandela   {  }

-Editor’s Pick- Debt: How to use it and not abuse it   {  * “Nobody’s credit is as good as his or her cash” <—<< Old Salada Tea Bag saying. *  —djo— }

 

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“Local / New Brunswick”

Missing woman

“Missing Saint-Andre [woman]”

mother

“Fredericton Mother”

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

Justin Bourque had [survival] ‘kit’ ready the night of Mountie shootings  {   }

Woodstock family unhurt as fire destroys home  {   }

Eastport breakwater collapse injures man, damages boats  {   }

$73M in community funding, equalization grants announced  {   }

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

Christmas comes early with $100K lotto win for Saint John coworkers    {   }

New Brunswick hit with more power outages    {   }

mother and daughter

Mother and daughter in Fredericton

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—  }

Trekkit gets TV deal to show New Brunswick to the world  {   }

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

Youth Feminist President

President of the Fredericton Youth Feminists

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  {   }

-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— }

Bathurst hopes to attract Atlanticade motorcycle festival  {   }

$25M lottery ticket claimed in Fredericton  {   }

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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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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 <——<< 

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

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

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— }

NunatuKavut celebrating after Muskrat Falls injunction thrown out  {  }

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

-Exclusive- Edmonton police officer Mike Wasylyshen promoted despite criminal record  {  }

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  {  }

Yukon miners fear ‘uncertainty’ following Peel decision   {  }

-Video- First Nations Financial Transparency Act  {  }

 

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

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

Tina Fontaine’s family facing first Christmas without teen  {  }

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

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

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

‘Greenpeace dropout’ Patrick Moore defends Kinder Morgan pileline  {  }

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

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

-9 Photos- Unreserved: November 29  {  }

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

Aboriginal right to refuse chemotherapy for child spurs debate  {  }

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

Aboriginal right to refuse chemotherapy for child spurs debate  {  }

Unreserved: Cowboys and Indians, Mohawk Girls and sacred fires  {  }

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 rold 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  {  }

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  {

-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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 { Below this line is stuff we’re having trouble thinking may have been here too long, but may be too important to delete? }

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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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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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{ Other stuff, More personal background about who we are and why we do this: }

{ 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 verified through their word counting app. His latest word count is now = 130,222 words and still growing. & He has signed up on “Tablo” Where he has begun uploading his NaNoWriMo novel one chapter at a time. & 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— }

=====   {  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———

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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 *  }

=== Older Stuff: ===

‘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—  }

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

-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  {   }

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

Cheaper smartphones gain popularity among consumers  {   }

-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—  }

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

 

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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—

Mexican Proverb

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

 

{ 10:11 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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Sunday, 23 November, 2014 – News Headlines:

Sunday, 23 November, 2014  -( 48˚F / +9˚C –  & Partly cloudy @ 7:15  pm near Ithaca )-  -( 37˚F / +3˚C –  cloudy & dark @ 8:15 pm Closer to Halifax —jim w—)-   —  { Headlines compiled by douglas j otterson & jim wellington, with help from —jda— } 

{ 390 new Tweets since yesterday – It just might be National something or other day, but nobody tells me these things –  —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 — He was pronounced a winner early this morning with over 100,000 words typed, and copied and pasted into their word count checking application. Now = 108,387 words and still typing away. & 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” :  —

Lions looking at industrial pollution

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

Renew Continuum the TV series

“Continuum” is an amazing series dealing with time travel and evil corporations, corruption, and ambiguity as to who is ‘good’ and who is not- They really should renew it for Season 4 and Beyond. Get out your writing implements kids, and bomb their mailboxes with praise and insults and don’t hold your breath. They may have stomped on the wrong toes somewhere. —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— }

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 <—<<

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

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

Rally in Seattle

This is from a rally in Seattle to show solidarity and support for the protest on Burnaby Mountain.

David Suzuki Anti-Corporation Quote

– After the Revolution of 1776 the infant US passed laws putting very strong limits on what a corporation could be and do. I have a recording of an interview in which a US Green Party guy talks about that. —jim w—

Statement

Penny Mills Retweeted this Statement by Kevin Eastwood.

ACLU sdtatement

First Amendment Rights being violated in Missouri.

Popular Resistance

Ferguson, Missouri back in the news.

{ 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—

Save The Belugas

From @ patbonin -Save the Belugas- “Quebec, Province. the least attractive for petroleum investments (Fraser Institute) ” — We see lots on Twitter about demonstrations against energy pipelines and dirty politics and dirty corporations, but none of that seems to make it to our local teevee news. —jim w—

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—

Anti-Frack&Pipeline People

Do they look like dangerous terrorists to you? They might if you’re trying to kill the planet for profit and they’re in your way. It looks like the more they arrest out there, the more show up to take their places.  —djo—

Kinder Morgan Drilling Aparat.

So this is the machine that I’ve heard is going to ruin this planet? Do I hear Darth Vader’s theme in the background? —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.  – }

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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 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  {  }

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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?: NDP staffers complain about being told to be quiet and play nice ; Soldier in Petawawa died in ‘freak accident’ ; A 12-year-old boy in cleveland with a toy gun was shot dead by police ; & Iggy Azalea is favorite to win at American Music Awards. –

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 >>—->  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 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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white deer

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

 

Cat.

“Supreme Cat Show” in Birmingham, England

“Offbeat”

Professional eater devours entire turkey to win U.S. competition   {   }

Leafs’ Joffrey Lupul changes tire for 80-year-old man   {  }

Felines hit the catwalk at Supreme Cat Show   {   }

11-year-old Japanese hockey sensation continues to amaze   {   }

Moustache Gravy calendar paradies Vancouver men for Movember   {   }

===== 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”

NDP accused of trying to stifle conflicts as 2 more staffers come forward   {   }

Ohio officer shoots, kills boy brandishing toy gun   {  }

Kyle Sinclair died in ‘freak accident’ at CF Petawawa  {   }

Kinder Morgan protesters rally and get arrested on Burnaby Mountain  {  }

‘Rapidly intensifying disturbance’ to bring rain, wind to Ontario  {   }

Man dies after being shot by Vancouver police   {   }

Vladimir Putin says he won’t be Russia’s president for life    {   }

Inheritance ‘tension’: Why more families may be headed for court    {   }

Conservative’s gun bill, C-42, fails to impress gun owners  {   }

Iggy Azalea, Taylor Swift set for AMA’s 2014   {   }

-18 photo slide show- Snowstorm hits New York, buries Buffalo in snow   {   }

-Blog-  Mental health support for veterans ‘a good start,’ but more needed, say CBC readers  {    }

 

-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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squirrel

Arctic Ground Squirrel

Other:

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  {  }

 

-Must Watch- The world’s shortest cow   {   }

-Must Watch- Ferguson protests   {   }

-Must Watch- Japan earthquake aftermath   {   }

-Editor’s Pick- Syria could be next target of Canada’s CF-18s   { * “U.S. Senator John McCain calls coalition strategy in Iraq ‘delusional’.” *  —djo— }

-Editor’s Pick- Subury Basin formed by comet, not asteroid     { * “Laurentian University’s Joe Petrus says comet likely created major geological structure.” *  —djo— }

-Editor’s Pick- How World of Warcraft changed my life: 3 stories    {   }

===== 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— }

 

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Lobster boats

N.S. lobster fleet.

“Local / New Brunswick”

Maritime lobster levy delayed, fisheries ministers say    {   }

Winter farmers market to open in Saint John in January  {   }

‘If democracy is a conversation, the people change the subject’  {   }

Mental health in the Canadian military: Feds to spend $200M over 6 years  { *  Compare that to the $750M the Harper government spent on Partisan [Propaganda] TV commercials in the last 9 years. *  —djo—  }

 

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Dress code fight triggers flashback to 1970 FHS protest   { * – Linda Morehouse of Keswick Ridge says the controversy over the dress code at Fredericton High School is transporting her back in time.

Fredericton High School students

-Caption- Some Fredericton High School students are getting ready to meet with Anglophone West School District administrators about the school’s dress code.

– She was part of a group of young female students who first challenged the school’s dress code back in 1970. – Back then the fight over the dress code was all about whether girls should be allowed to wear pants to school. – “I can’t believe that we’re still at this after so many years, “Morehouse said. – “It’s been like 44 years since I was involved with the issue at Fredericton High School.”

– In 1970, Morehouse joined a group of girls who took on the administration over its rule that said girls could only wear skirts and dresses to school and never pants.

‘I can’t believe we’re still doing this 44 years later, we’re still dictating to women what is appropriate and what is inappropriate to wear to school, I can’t believe it.’– Linda Morehouse

– No matter what the temperature outside they were expected to follow the dress code, which could lead to bizarre situations. – “You were allowed to wear a mini-skirt but you weren’t allowed to wear pants, I’m talking about anything that would cover your legs fully,” she said. – Morehouse said she joined a group of girls that was hatching a plan to fight the dress code. Between 20 and 30 of them met secretly in a classroom to decide on day of action. – “So we had the meeting and we had the date set and what we were going to do at that point is that, ‘OK, as a unified group, we were going to wear pants that day,'” Morehouse recalls. – “Now, at that time pants meant maybe a pant suit, a matching top bottom kind of thing, not jeans. We were told we could possibly be sent home. We just said, ‘You know what, we’re just going to do this anyway, and let’s see what happens.’” – Protest was a turning point – Morehouse said she considers that day a turning point in her life and the lives of many young women who wanted to be treated equally.

The video features young women talking about the dress code.

-Caption- The Fredericton Youth Feminists recently released a video that takes aim at FHS’s dress code. The group says the dress code promotes a rape culture by blaming female victims for attracting male aggression.

– “The motivation was, I think, that we as a group, were looking at the fact that we were being dictated to as a group of women, young women, how to dress, what we could and could not do, what was appropriate and what was inappropriate for us,” said the retired social worker. – “I remember changing classes and seeing other women with the pants on, it was so empowering to me and I thought, ‘Yes, we can make these changes and you know what? The world is not going to crumble around us because of that.’” – She’s been cheering on the young feminists this month at Fredericton High School for their efforts against what they perceive as sexist attitudes in the dress code. – Many of them claim they’re being sent home or to the principal’s office for such violations as visible bra straps or tops that are deemed too sheer. – “I can’t believe we’re still doing this 44 years later, we’re still dictating to women what is appropriate and what is inappropriate to wear to school, I can’t believe it,” she said.

No teacher stopped the protest

David McTimoney

-Caption- David McTimoney, the superintendent of the Anglophone West School District, said he will listen to what the dress code opponents have to say at their meeting next week. (CBC)

​- Morehouse said she doesn’t remember many punishments being handed out back in 1970 and despite her fears, no teacher ever came to her to tell her what she was wearing was inappropriate. – “Shortly after that we were allowed to wear pants. Now it had to be something coordinating, it couldn’t be jeans but we could see that we were starting to make little gains along the way,” Morehouse said. – She laughs now at the memory of radicals wearing matching polyester pant suits. The next barriers to fall were jeans for girls and workboots. – Fast forward to 2014 and Morehouse said she’s pleased that Anglophone West School District superintendent David McTimoney is offering to meet the young women asking for a more relaxed, individualistic dress code at FHS. – “I think they need to listen to what these women are saying. I was listening to the school supervisor and it seems to me that he is prepared to listen. When you go into negotiation with that kind of attitude – ‘I need to hear what you have to say and you need to listen to what I have to say,  then you can come to some type of middle ground’ and I think that’s really important,” she said. – “And I really want the feminists that are leading this at FHS, who I’m very proud of by the  way, I want them to do the same thing. Go into this and listen to what other people have to say and then come to some type of agreement, then it’s a win-win for everybody, then it’s empowering for everybody.” – }

 

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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— }

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-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  {  }

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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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{ 9:15 pm EST — We are Ready to Rock and Roll —  — & Thanks again for your help again, Jim W, and  “—jda—“     ———djo——— }

Tuesday, 21 October, 2014 – CBC News Headlines:

Tuesday, 21 October, 2014  -( 52˚F / 11˚C –  & Ver cloudy  @ 2:45 pm near Ithaca )-  { Headlines compiled by douglas j otterson & jim wellington }

 { Today is Carrie Fisher’s birthday, ( & more importantly, Diane P. Torres’ birthday ) 🙂 —jim w— }

Red-Eyed Vireo?

A large number of red-eyed vireos were among the estimated 7,500 migrating songbirds killed by the flare at Canaport LNG in Saint John. (Courtesy of the Migration Research Foundation)

{ & We had more fun with computers today. The copy and past function wasn’t working at all until I threatened my newest computer, which, you may remember I got from my daughter when she upgraded- anyway, I threatened to pitch it off a mountain- and shut it off, waited an hour and now it’s working. —“gaaa”—  The funny thing is,  instead of getting all anxious and tense, I just kind of threw my hands up and felt like running my finger up and down between my lips? Mading sounds like Porky Pig?  And I went into twiddling thumbs routines more relaxed that I’ve been in a while.   —djo— }

{ We’ve been doing this because we believe the CBC may be more honest and more respectable than Media in the U.S.A., & not a lot of people in the U.S. may know that or have access to anyone who might point them toward the CBC & their web site. }
{ & again, these are not links. If you want to read these stories, listen to sound clips, or see any video -if there is any video- go to CBC dot CA/news.— & You can also find a link to the web cast of the most recent broadcast of “The National” the CBC’s ‘flagship nightly newscast’ under the “Must Watch” heading on their main page. — Thanks. — & Jim W convinced me to take credit for this, above.  ———djo——— }

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{   “Anyone who would give up a little liberty for a little security will deserve neither and lose them both” —Benjamin Franklin   }

 

Wikileaks Solidarity demonstration.

Announcement: Wikileaks Solidary outside the Ecuadorian Embassy Wednesday Oct. 22 between 5 & 7 pm London Time.

{ “-Snowden’s Film Tests Hollywood Obama Supporters: – LOS ANGELES — Early in Laura Poitras’s documentary “Citizenfour,”Edward J. Snowden, who exposed vast electronic surveillance by the United States government, tells what pushed him to go public. – “As I saw the promise of the Obama administration betrayed, and walked away from,” says Mr. Snowden, referring to drone strikes and invasive monitoring by the National Security Agency, “it really hardened me to action.”  – But do some of President Obama’s staunch Hollywood supporters share his sentiment? – Her provocative, and deeply admiring, look at Mr. Snowden — which had its premiere at the New York Film Festival on Oct. 10 — arrived here this week amid high hopes, intense curiosity and more than a few raised eyebrows over its sharp critique of Mr. Obama, a president who has enjoyed strong support in the movie world. – The intrigue is especially pitched because several of the companies behind “Citizenfour” — which takes issue with Mr. Obama’s expansion of Bush-era surveillance, and his administration’s attempt to prosecute Mr. Snowden for espionage — are led by some of the president’s close political allies. – They include Harvey Weinstein, the Weinstein Company’s co-chairman, as well as Jeff Skoll, the founder of Participant Media, and Richard Plepler, the chief executive of HBO, who all have been major contributors to Mr. Obama’s political campaigns. – “Citizenfour” has already landed high on the handicappers’ lists of prospects for a documentary features Oscar. The film also promises to jolt the award season with a dose of real-world politics, as happened in 2012, when Steven Spielberg’s “Lincoln,” Kathryn Bigelow’s “Zero Dark Thirty” and Ben Affleck’s “Argo,” the year’s best picture, converged on Washington, with screenings, receptions and a Congressional uproar over the portrayal of torture by Americans in Ms. Bigelow’s film, which was about the hunting down of Osama bin Laden. – The role that Mr. Weinstein, whose Radius-TWC unit is backing the film (and distributed last year’s Oscar-winning documentary “Twenty Feet From Stardom”), will play in promoting “Citizenfour” remains unclear. In the past, he has not shied from using his association with Mr. Obama to promote issues-oriented movies. These include the biopic “Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom,” which had a much-publicized White House screening last year, and the documentary “Bully,” which was screened for Mr. Obama in 2012, just minutes after he announced his support for a pair of anti-bullying bills. – Also in 2012, Mr. Weinstein arranged a high-profile Washington showing of his “SEAL Team Six: The Raid on Osama bin Laden,” raising complaints that its flattering portrayal of Mr. Obama — who was edited into the film before its election-week premiere — amounted to a campaign stunt. – On Tuesday, it was the Radius-TWC co-presidents, Jason Janego and Tom Quinn, and not Mr. Weinstein, who played host as Ms. Poitras introduced “Citizenfour” to film buffs and some potential Oscar voters at the Los Angeles County Museum of Art. – “The film is certainly about the danger of N.S.A. surveillance, but it’s also really about courage,” Ms. Poitras said. (The movie’s title comes from Mr. Snowden’s self-designated code name when he began communicating with Ms. Poitras.) – In a later phone interview, Mr. Quinn and Mr. Janego said they had exercised considerable autonomy in acquiring rights to “Citizenfour” after Mr. Quinn visited Ms. Poitras to discuss the unfinished film at her home in Berlin. Both stressed that Mr. Weinstein and his brother, Bob, co-chairmen of the parent company, were not a driving force in the decision to distribute the film, which is to open on Friday in Los Angeles, New York, San Francisco and Washington. – “We did not see the actual film until very late in the process,” Mr. Quinn added. –  Promotional screenings and talks are likely among the tech crowd in San Francisco and among political types in Washington, but scheduling has been hampered by that late delivery, he said. – The potential power in “Citizenfour” lies less in its revelations — though its ending points to the existence of another, as yet unidentified, government-surveillance whistle-blower — than in its intimacy and attempt to make narrative sense of the disclosures by Mr. Snowden, a former N.S.A. contractor. – At the film’s core are startlingly close encounters with Mr. Snowden, shot during eight days in a Hong Kong hotel room in 2013, as he began revealing secrets of the N.S.A. to the journalists Glenn Greenwald and Ewen MacAskill, and wrestled with the implications of his leaks. At one point, in nearly silent pantomime, he reshapes his beard and restyles his hair, preparing to slip from the hotel and eventually seek refuge in Russia. – The footage of Mr. Snowden is framed against shots of Mr. Obama and members of his administration, first denying the existence of domestic surveillance, then promising a review of programs, and finally insisting on Mr. Snowden’s prosecution. – In the Oscar race for best documentary, “Citizenfour” is likely to find itself up against some less volatile documentaries. Among those are “Red Army,”about Soviet hockey stars; “Life Itself,” about the film critic Roger Ebert; and “Tales of the Grim Sleeper,” about the predations of a serial killer in South Los Angeles. – But “Citizenfour” recalls a different political dynamic, in 2004, when Mr. Weinstein introduced Michael Moore’s anti-Bush “Fahrenheit 9/11” at the Beverly Hills headquarters of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences with a personal tribute to Mr. Moore. The two received a roaring ovation from like-minded Academy members. – But “Fahrenheit 9/11” won no Oscars. It was ruled out of the race when Mr. Moore chose to air it on pay-per-view television shortly before the presidential election. – This time around, though, some key voices are quieter. –  Mr. Plepler, whose top documentary executive, Sheila Nevins, is an executive producer of “Citizenfour,” has not yet seen the movie, an HBO spokesman said. Mr. Skoll, through a Participant Media spokeswoman, declined to comment when asked whether he had concerns about the film’s view of Mr. Obama. In an email, referring to Mr. Quinn and Mr. Janego, of Radius-TWC, Mr. Weinstein said: “This is Tom and Jason’s show. They have autonomy, and it’s all their call.” – Mr. Janego, on Wednesday, asserted that Ms. Poitras’s cinéma vérité approach leaves a comfort zone for both those who support Mr. Snowden and those who find his actions offensive. “You’re left to make up your own mind,” he said. -”  ———djo——— }

 

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Lead Articles:

Disabled Russian Cargo ship.

Fuel-laden Russian cargo ship under tow off B.C. coast. -cbc-

Tug tows incapacitated Russian cargo ship to port in Prince Rupert  { * The first attempt to tow it anywhere failed when the rope snapped. The news last night said they were once again worried it might run aground and ruin sensitive areas around Haida Gwaii, B.C. *   —djo—  }

-Updated- Driver in hit-and-run attack on soldiers was arrested by RCMP in July     { * They’re trying to make this guy look like a probably terrorist wannabe- They shot and killed him this week. Which almost always sends me to my cliché locker, looking for something like, “Oh- isn’t that convenient?”- They seized his passport and wouldn’t let him leave the country, saying they believed he’d been radicalized, but they didn’t have enough evidence to charge him with anything? I don’t know- Something feels a bit ‘off’ here- And the photos they chose to publish: From a weird angle, looking up at him, it looks like his head is shaved and he has a beard but no moustache. In another photo the guy, who has a French name, looks like he’s wearing something like an Arab outfit -I don’t know what they call those robes with the head-dress— and his face is covered, except for his eyes- I took one look and thought, heck, that could be anybody, not necessarily the guy they’re painting as a wannabe terrorist. * —djo— }

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PM Harper calls Quebec attack ‘despicable act of violence’  { * I know several people who think Stephen Harper is a descpicable piece of work. & Yeah, Harper sounds like he studied huard in the Ronny Ray-gun school of reading the lines the puppet masters gave him as convincingly as possible, as if he actually had a mind and thought those words up all by himself, but we know better, don’t we? *   —djo— }

Warrant Officer Patrice Vincent, 53, died in Quebec attack   { God Bless Patrice Vincent. *But  I’m sorry, Warrant Officer Vincent may have been an extremely wonderful person, but if I turned around and told you that he was killed by a ‘radicalized terrorist wannabe’ – I’d be guilty of false witness, I didn’t see it- I wasn’t there, and just because somebody a uniform says something- does not make it true, quite the contrary- the military mindset works like this: The head ice-hole in charge turns red in the face and screams at his ‘inferiors’: “You tell them anything you need to tell them to get them to carry out the orders I just gave you or you can be busted back to private and we’ll get someone in here who can get this job done!” * —djo— }

NBC freelance cameraman declared free of Ebola in Nebraska   {  }

B.C. tax rates on LNG lower than originally proposed   {  }

Bodies of 4 babies found in Winnipeg storage facility  {  }

Canada raises terror threat level to medium do to chatter   {  }

RCMP says it arrested Quebec car attack suspect in July  {  }

Quebec suspect stopped while trying to go to Turkey: RCMP   {  }

RCMP confirms it seized  Martin Couture-Rouleau’s passport   {  }

Police questioned Quebec car attack suspect many times   {  }

Quebec suspect  calls 911 during chase to claim act: RCMP  {  }

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-Ooops, missed it- There was a Live Chat- The truth behind Ebola: Join us at 8 p.m. ET   { * I finally got my computer up and running tonight and now it’s 8:55 pm ET, and they would never give me the kind of ‘Truth’ I’d want anyway. The whole freakin circus keeps screaming, “You couldn’t handle the truth!” because they believe we’re as stupid and as they are themselves. If the truth they discovered is so ugly and mind-blowing — Don’t ya think they would want to share that with somebody instead of keeping it a big ugly mind blowing secret? *  —djo— }

Justin Trudeau says a marriage in politics has its ‘ups and downs’  {  }

 

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Deflated Sculpture.

In Paris, France. A controversial inflatable green sculpture was attacked and deflated.”

“Offbeat”

 

Baby snake with broken spine getting help   {  }

8 seconds of white noise from Taylor Swift album tops Canadian iTunes chart   { *Yeah, but, “All you’ll ever be is mean-” <—-<< quote from Taylor Swift song. After I heard that, and after she said she was bullied in school because she liked a kind of music that ‘everybody who was anybody’ in that school didn’t approve of, I pretty much figured that Ms. Swift could do no wrong. — of course she can, but—> That quote is the best answer to, “Isn’t it time you forget about all that kid stuff and grow up, become an adult, just like me?!” Look around, kids, is there anybody out there you want to be like when you grow up?  * —djo— }

Spot a bear? Why you should never get out of your car   { * I really want to make a joke about bears stealing you car if you’re stupid enough to get out when you see one. *  —djo— }

Breaking Bad dolls removed from Toys R Us website after mom’s petition   { * Um, what do you suppose a store would look like if the store’s manager removed anything that somebody found offensive? *   —djo— *** & Hey, Doug- I’ve known some pretty offensive store managers— ***  —jim w — }

 

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“Most Viewed”

Canada’s Dumbest Charge: The 5 most frustrating fees  {  }

Dead babies in Winnipeg storage unit ‘tragic beyond belief’   { * And ‘Tragic beyond something or other’ is the fact that they had to point that out. If we were working as a culture, everybody would know that, wouldn’t they? It’s like when they made supermarket check out people wear little badges that say, “I Care” — I mean, I figured then, if they had to wear a badge that said they cared, they probably didn’t. If they tried to look sincere and told you, “I care” there probably would be no credibility in their voices. — Not the voices of the people at the cash registers, who usually most obviously cared, but the ice-holes watching everybody from behind one way mirrors. And calling the fact that they can speak with a mean and loud delivery, “Leadership”? Are you kidding? That’s tantrumming. Not leadership. *  —djo—  }

Renee Zellweger stuns fans with unrecognizable face  {  * Um, put the before and after photos together and I wouldn’t even guess the one on the left hand photo was related to the person on the right- If Paul McCartney changed his looks half this much in 1969 the ‘is Paul dead?’ rumours would have had a lot more believers. *  —djo—  }

harper sux donkey dicks

The above photo says it all.

Canadian fighter jets intercept Russian military planes  { * Is that a hypothetical statement? * – “NATO scrambled fighter jets twice in two days to intercept Russian military aircraft over the Baltic Sea, it said Tuesday amid reports that Russian military activity in the region is increasing. – Lt.-Col. Robert Gericke said the Russian aircraft were flying in international airspace and had not violated the territory of alliance members. – Two Canadian CF-18 Hornet jets were scrambled from the Siauliai Air Base in Lithuania on Monday to intercept a Russian Ilyushin-20 surveillance aircraft, which they shadowed for some 15 minutes, NATO said.”  –  NATO who? is that somebody’s name? }

Jacob to close all 92 stores  { * Did I wake up today with premature Alzheimers? None of these headlines make sense. Okay- ‘Boutique Jacob Inc.’ is a Canadian Womenswear retailer—> ” -Womenswear retailer Boutique Jacob Inc. is abandoning its restructuring efforts and closing all its 92 stores in Canada. – The Montreal-based clothing chain says efforts over the last few months to “try to breathe new life into the company” have failed. – The insolvent retailer has been liquidating inventory at its Canadian stores since filing a proposal to creditors under the Bankruptcy and Insolvency Act in May. – ” *  —djo— }

Paralyzed man Darek Fidyka walks after cell transplant, rehab   { *** I heard this on the radio while driving to a store this evening. They reported that some skeptical doctors believed the injured man, whose spike was reported to be ‘severed, except for one thin tissue’ might not have actually been severed. ***  —jim w— }

WestJet plane makes emergency landing in Thunder Bay   { * Thunder Bay is a city, they didn’t land in a body of water *  —djo—  }

Ebola CartoonBeer, burgers and cigarettes kill way more than Ebola.

“Yeah- It’s like the flu kills more people every year than the ‘pandemics’ the fear mongers are trying to terrorize us with-” —djo— // seconded by ———jim w——

Could Ebola rank among the deadliest commincable diseases?  { * Could this ‘Ebola Crisis’ rank among the most contrived bits of fear-mongering ever? *  —djo— }

-6 photo slide show- Swedish sub hunt likened to Cold War-era   { So, -if you’re old enough to remember when- do you feel safer now than you did during the cold war?  }

-Blog- Comedian urges Washington Redskins to adopt “sunburned white person” as their logo  { * Or at least come up with a team like the ‘Houston Honkies’ or the ‘Walla Walla White Trash Players’ – Hey, mad magazine fans out there? We really should organize a couple 43 Man Squamish skirmishes and show up with names like those I just suggested. Or how about the ‘Philadelphia Pink Skins?” —djo— }

 { Ack! it’s 9:45 pm EDT-  I should probably quit while I’m ahead, but here I go, continuing — }

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-Analysis- The blizzard of fear driving America’s Ebola response: Neil Macdonald  { * Holy Bull Chips! A voice of reason? Quick- Pinch me-  —djo—  }

McDonald’s sales slide, Coke flat as consumer tastes shift   { * Yup, we did wake up in a parallel universe. But what I want to know is? If we find out way back to the one we started out in, how would we know? I mean, it’s not like somebody puts markers on the clouds sailing by saying “Earth, Parallel #-97489763551-b” —Help—  —djo— }

Home mortgage risk should be shared by banks, CMHC head says   { * Um, “CMHC” Canadian Mortgage Hijackers’ Club? — Probably not. In the article they call it the “Canada Housing and Mortgage Corp.”  But shouldn’t that be the CHMC?  Let’s aske Thomas Jefferson, Hey Tom, what do you think of this?  “Banking establishments are more dangerous than standing armies.” <—-<< That’s a direct quote, you can look it up.  The world economic mess we’re in is being manipulated by banks. The stuff you think is money, isn’t. Anybody remember Douglas Adams? Hitch-hikers guide to the galaxy? people on earth really get obsessive about green pieces of paper. Of course, Canadian money comes in several different colours. But- Banksters fraudulently manuever everybody into debt, then manipulate the value of their worthless bits of paper and try to convince you that you should sell your soul to the debt-holder >>—-> Them! HOWEVER— Since they fraudulently manuevered you into this situation, you don’t owe them one copper penny. —> Looking forward to seeing all them cheatin, lyin, ice-holes get what they deserve — When a critical mass of people like you out there wake up and scream, “What the fupp?”  — & Half past human dot com says it’s going to come to: “It’s them or us!” And there’s a whole lot more of ‘us’ than ‘them’.  —djo— }

Michael Sam, NFL’s first openly gay player, cut by Cowboys    { * I kind of wish they’d said, “Let go-” by Cowboys, instead of ‘cut’ Anybody remember hearing Loreena Bobbit on tape? *  —djo— }

-Exclusive- Woman’s ‘private and sensitive’ psychiatric report sent to her employer   {   }

Global science group demands Ottawa restore ‘freedoms and funding’ to scientists   {  }

Luka Magnotta sent email about urge to kill, U.K. journalist says    {  }

Chinese government hackers allegedly attack Apple’s iCloud  { * One guy I met told me that the leaders in China were space-alien hybrids, “And not the good aliens, either.” -Which could be true in the poetic sense, if not literal? But, when you can’t believe anything our government tells us, and you can’t believe anything the corporate media tells us? should we all stand in a big circle and play Kazoo music until they shut up and go home and leave us alone? *  —djo— }

Youngest ever Nobel-winner Malala Yousafzai to become honorary Canadian   { * But, if this puts her in a class with Stephen Harper and John Baird, — If I was her, I’d refuse that ‘honour’  —djo— }

Beijing air pollution forces marathon runners to wear masks   {  }

"Secret Space Plane"

“Secret Space Plane”

U.S. Robotic space plane lands after secret 2-year journey around Earth   { * And somebody on CBC teevee slipped today and said that there were a lot of space craft in the sky around Mars looking at the near fly-by of the comet, which was described as ‘the size of a small mountain’ but depicted as being almost round. Kind of like a maginified golf ball after somebody hit it with a sledge hammer from several different directs. *  —jim w— }

-Must Watch- More than 100 snakes found in house   {  }

-Must Watch- CF-18 fighter jets head to Kuwait    { * Why would I want to watch that? Or the 100 snakes that were found in somebody’s house? *  —djo— }

-Must Watch- Underwater pumpkin carving    {  }

-Editor’s Pick- Glenn Greenwalk in conversation about secrets, transparency and digital future  { * Now this is what I would call a “Must Watch” * —djo— }

-Editor’s Pick- Global deaths for communicable diseases compared   { * I wonder if they meant to say “-deaths FROM communicable diseases-” Are we on this planet to serve the bacteria? Are we dying for diseases? Ya think that might have been a Freudian sleep?  😉  —djo— }

-Editor’s Pick- Indian status: Why Lynn Gehl’s court challenge matters   { * Heck yes, When The Angels of Light come here and show everybody what’s been going on, instead of just clearing things up with “life reviews” between lives –  Can you imagine what would happen if they stand there and say, “Well, you’ve got two choices here, you can give the country back to its true owners and pay the First Nations the full value of what you stole from them, or you can go to hell.—”  * —djo—  *** Instead of doing everything you can to turn this planet into hell? ***  —jim w— }

-World- Exoskeleton enables paralyzed groom to walk down the aisle  {  }

-Canada- Six indigenous cookbooks to warm you up   { * & Hey! Nobody caught the miss-spelling of ‘indigenous’ yesterday- *  —djo— }

-Business- Stocks power higher for a 4th day in Toronto, New York   {  }

-Business- Apple’s iCloud believed attacked by Chinese government hackers   { * While the Canadian Prime Minister was busy kissing their butts? *   —djo— }

-Politics- Cyberbullying bill draws fire from diverse mix of critics   {  }

-Politics- Federal government still mum on how to spend surplus   {  }

-Community- ‘Sexy’ kids Halloween costumes ifnite fierce debate about parental responsibility   {  }

 

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Gas Flare.

“Environment Canada accuses company of violating laws that protect sensitive and threatened species.”

“Local / New Bruswick”

Canaport LNG faces charges for bird kill  { * A photo of an individual bird from the endangered species is at the top of today’s page here. “LNG” = Liquid Natural Gas? – The company can be fined up to $1,000.000.00 per incident.  —djo— }

2nd-degree murder charge laid in death of N.B. teen in Alberta  {  }

Kelvin Constant sentenced to 5 years in fatal Fredericton stabbing  {  }

NDP’s Dominic Cardy will run in the Saint John East byelection  {  }

Tidal Bore sculpture unveiled in Moncton  { *Not that Moncton has boring tides- This granite sculpture looks like the Bay of Fundy tides that surfers sometimes hitch a ride on.   —djo— }

Rexton shale gas protests remembered one year later   {  * I talked to a First Nations man who believes that elemental beings set fire to police cars. Hey, if leprechauns and ‘others’ from that world are on our side, we should encourage them. Thank them and honour them for fighting for us. *  —jim w— ***Update, after I wrote this on Saturday, I fell asleep and had a dream encounter with a ‘being’ about three feet tall & dressed all in black, looking like a leprechaun ninja- scared the hell out of me- 😉 ***  —jim—  }

Residential electricity customers underpaying, NB power says  {* All power companies are way over charging- Jim W says. *  —jim w—  *** Update*** Today, in the news somebody said, “It won’t be long before they raise the rates-” Stick around, see how fast Utility company managers can run away when enough people find out how they buried technology that could have us all using renewable energy that the sun, the wind, the rain, running water, and the tides could give us for free- and become really really angry about being lied to and ripped off. *  —djo—  }

For the birds: NCC counting species in northern N.B.  {  }

 

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seattle totem

“Seattle Totem”

“First Nations”

-New- Lynn Gehl challenges Indian status denial in Ontario court    {  }

Vote with your heart, Winnipeg mayoral candidate pleads    { Robert-Falcon Ouellette is telling voters to vote with their hearts instead of voting strategically.  *** Karma = If you vote for a planet killer who gets elected and kills the planet —> You ARE as guilty as he (or she) is *** —jim w— }

RCMP say driver of semi that hit truck ‘unable to avoid impact’   {  }

Move over Paleo: Six indeigenous cookbooks to warm you up    {  }

Manitoba Hydro evicted from northern dam station   {  }

6 things to know about N.W.T.’s infrastructure plans   {  }

Who gets to be ‘Indian’: 6 reasons why Lynn Gehl’s court challenge matters   {  }

Ouellette announces plan to make Winnipeg safer for Aboriginal women   {  }

University of Regina said the number of First Nations students is up by 50 per cent over the past 5 years  {  }

Food Banks Canada project to deliver fresh food to remote First Nations   {  }

Closing arguments begin in case of underfunding aboriginal child services   {  }

Watchdog says B.C. government ignoring recommendations to help children   {  }

Healing garden planned to remember residential schools in St. Albert   {  }

 

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{ Almost 11:00 pm EDT — After computer problems and a bunch of life’s little surprises —-> Ready to Rock and Roll— & Thankful for help from Jim W again —   ———djo——— }

Wednesday, 01 October, 2014 – CBC News Headlines:

Wednesday, 01 October, 2014  -( 52˚F / 11˚C – & cloudy right now  @ 8:450 am in Ithaca )- { Headlines compiled by douglas j otterson }

Large turtle tangled in nets.

Leatherback turtle freed from lobster trap in Shediac Bay

{ We’ve been doing this because we believe the CBC may be more honest and more respectable than Media in the U.S.A., & not a lot of people in the U.S. may know that or have access to anyone who might point them toward the CBC & their web site. }
{ & again, these are not links. If you want to read these stories, listen to sound clips, or see any video -if there is any video- go to CBC dot CA/news.— & You can also find a link to the web cast of the most recent broadcast of “The National” the CBC’s ‘flagship nightly newscast’ under the “Must Watch” heading on their main page. — Thanks. — & Jim W convinced me to take credit for this, above.  ———djo——— }

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Other Sources: The Toronto Star:

CETA a much-announced trade pact of dubious value:   { –By: National Affairs, Published on Tue Sep 30 2014 –Free trade with Europe is the centerpiece of Stephen Harper’s time in government. It is so crucial that the prime minister announces it over and over again. -The latest re-announcement came Friday. This time, it was to celebrate the almost final text of what is officially known as the Comprehensive Economic and Trade Agreement (CETA) between Canada and the 28-member European Union. -That followed celebrations last year on an agreement in principle. There will undoubtedly be another gala when, after a “legal review” the final, final CETA text is released. – And there may be to 30 more over the next few years if the agreement is successfully ratified by the European Council, the European Parliament and the 28 member nations of the EU, – In ancient times, political rulers marked such victories with human sacrifice and lavish excess. Harper made do by spending a mere $338,000 to fly a gaggle of visiting European bureaucrats back to Brussels on a Canadian government jet. – The pact is far from a done deal. In Europe, the politics of CETA have become enmeshed in the debate over a similar accord being negotiated between the EU and Washington. – Critics fear that a section in CETA allowing companies to override domestic laws could set a precedent for the Americans to exploit. – There is also dispute within the EU over whether such trade and investment deals need to be ratified by all 28 member states. – But let us assume for a moment that the Canada-Europe deal eventually comes into effect. What can we expect?  – At first glance, the answer is not much. The government promises 80,000 new net jobs. But as Jim Stanford, an economist with the labour union Unifor has pointed out, this is a bogus number based on the assumption that no one can ever be unemployed. – Expect the price of European luxuries to fall as tariffs are removed. But don’t expect a big job uptick here. – Ottawa says Canadian beef and pork producers will gain better access to European markets thanks to CETA. And perhaps they will. – Yet as a recent analysis from the Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives points out, the European Union is already a net exporter of pork and beef. – This doesn’t mean there is no appetite in Europe for, say, Canadian pork chops. But unless European farmers are singularly inefficient, it does suggest the market would be limited. – Conversely, a deal with Europe promises to be less disruptive than earlier free trade pacts. – The Canada-U.S. Free Trade Agreement of 1989 and the North American Free Trade Agreement of 1993 virtually wiped out entire domestic industries. – This time, it seems that job losses would be more limited. – With significant exceptions (particularly in Ontario), the new pact would make it near impossible for governments or government agencies to favour locally owned firms. That could affect businesses ranging from school bus operators to caterers. – Canadian cheese makers would be hurt as would domestic automakers. But neither is likely to be destroyed. – The application of European drug patent rules would result in Canadians paying more for their pharmaceuticals. Provincial governments, all of which operate public drug plans, were particularly grumpy about this. But Ottawa has appeased them by offering subsidies. – Trade analyst Scott Sinclair says he expects the provinces will quietly pass laws implementing their CETA obligations. – The real danger in this deal has nothing to do with trade. Rather it is a provision, similar to one enshrined in NAFTA, that would permit corporations to overturn domestic laws.  – In effect, CETA includes an investors’ bill of rights aimed at penalizing government actions that interfere with profitability. – European businesses would be able to challenge such actions before a special dispute-settlement board. Irish banks, for instance, could challenge regulations designed to safeguard the Canadian financial system. – European firms could also challenge government regulations that “unduly” complicate or delay business activities. – Theoretically, Canadian companies would have reciprocal rights in Europe. But we don’t have good track record. – Under NAFTA, several U.S. companies have managed to overturn Canadian laws. No Canadian company has ever successfully used that trade pact to override a U.S. law. – Thomas Walkom’s column appears Wednesday, Thursday and Saturday.  / —djo— }

A lot of people in streets below camera.

Aerial Photo of Hong Kong, showing the scope of the “Umbrella Revolution” protests.

{ Is today international anything day? —> Doug, who appreciated international coffee day . }

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Lead Articles:

-Analysis- Echoes of Tiananmen [ Square ] in Hong Kong’s ‘most civil’ disobedience: Patrick Brown   { “Last week, a Chinese court sentenced a human rights advocate to life in prison and confiscated all his assets, leaving his family destitute. In Hong Kong, meanwhile, a detained student protester was released on a writ of habeas corpus. That’s what’s at stake in these demonstrations, Patrick Brown writes. Echoes of Tiananmen in Hong Kong’s ‘most civil’ disobedience.”  —djo— }

Honk Kong protesters call for territory leader to resign   {  }

U.S. health officials confirm 1st Ebola case in Dallas   {  }

PM to brief caucus as he mulls expanded Iraq mission   {  }

Renowned Quebec skier J.P. Auclair dies in Chile avalanche   {  }

‘Deadbeat’ parents across Canada owe $3.7B in support   {  }

-Update- ‘Well-being’ of girl focus of search after witness sees man take her into B.C. woods   { “Police and search-and-rescue volunteers began scouring the fields and woods adjacent to an industrial area in Abbotsford, B.C., on Tuesday night after a driver reported seeing a young girl lying on the side of the road, and a man taking her away.”  —djo— }

-New- MSF ramps up in Liberia as UN sets ambitious Ebola target   {  “MSF” is the french translation for the title of “Doctors Without Borders” — -The UN mission dealing with the Ebola response has set bold goals to try and contain the outbreak, but in Liberia’s capital, medical providers like Doctors Without Borders are working flat out just to keep up. Nurse Tashan Bremond says it’s not all bad news: “We’re telling them they can be survivors.”- —djo— }

 

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Chimp sucking on moss.

“Wild Chimp dips moss sponge in water, drinks from it- learned trick from its mother” & is now all the rage—

“Offbeat”

Wild chimp’s gadget kicks off new trend within his group   {  }

What’s cooler than cool? This french horn OutKast cover   {  }

-Repeat- Dragons’ Den judge’s Porsche goes up in flames   {  }

-Repeat- The quotable George Clooney   {  }

*** Must be a slow week for offbeat news ***

 

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“Most Viewed”

AC/DC giutarist Malcolm Young has dementia, band confirms   {  }

Topsail soccer stabbing victim now conscious, talking   {  }

Tom Mulcair’s EU trade deal choice could signal election strategy   { *Tom Mulcair said he’d wait to see the fine print of the Canada-EU trade deal before passing judgment. – Now that the full text of the Comprehensive Economic and Trade Agreement is out, the NDP leader is walking a fine line between his party’s competing interests. – ** Exclusive: PM gives pricey free ride home to EU leadersHarper confident as final EU trade deal released – Analysis: Celebrating a trade deal that hasn’t been sealedInteractive: The EU-Canada deal -** – The NDP will discuss the deal in caucus Wednesday morning. – The first vote in the House of Commons on CETA is weeks — perhaps months — away, depending on how quickly International Trade Minister Ed Fast brings forward legislation to implement it. – But the Conservatives already know how they want to frame the NDP. – Take Monday’s question period. When the NDP criticized the expensive plane ride the Harper government provided EU leaders last Friday, Fast suggested New Democrats couldn’t be expected to see the importance of the business event that justified the expense. – “They wanted us to cancel this event because we know they are anti-trade, anti-investment and have no credibility on trade whatsoever,” Fast said. – Ready to govern or oppose? – Mulcair has been rolling out policy planks this fall designed to appeal to traditional NDP voters in 2015. – A recent speech to the Teamsters talked about protecting workers and going after corporate “freeloaders.” He has floated the idea of a $15 an hour minimum wage for federal workers. – Will his stand on CETA also tack toward’s the party’s traditional, trade-deal-wary flank to make sure it stays put? – Or will that impulse give way to a more pragmatic need to support a deal most of Canada’s business community really wants? – Opposing CETA would be a step back from Mulcair’s recent more open approach to the merits of trade deals. – After the death of Jack Layton in 2011, Mulcair’s pitch for the party leadership was based on continuing Layton’s legacy of targeting voters in the centre of the political spectrum and working hard to look like a government-in-waiting. – The NDP supported Canada’s agreement with Jordan and, more recently, its new agreement with South Korea. It also makes warm noises about negotiating with Japan, India and Brazil. – “We want to knock down non-tariff barriers. We think that more trade is a good thing for Canada,” Mulcair told The Canadian Press last year. – “It’s a good starting point to be dealing with Europe,” he said in that interview and repeated in the months since. “They generally speaking have institutions quite similar to ours, they have the rule of law, they have independent tribunals, they’ve got long-standing institutional stability. That is a good thing for us to be dealing with.” – In principle, a deal with Europe was the kind of “fair trade” the NDP could safely embrace. – – Conditional support – -But the NDP also put down markers for its potential support of CETA, including help for cheese producers facing competition from new imports and provincial governments and consumers who will have to pay more for prescription drugs when patent changes take effect. – The NDP also says municipal procurement changes should protect “buy local” programs, to address the concerns of more than 50 local city, town and regional councils that have passed anti-CETA resolutions. – With growing concern in Germany in particular about investor-state dispute settlement mechanisms in the deal, the NDP jumped on that bandwagon, too. – Mulcair said Friday he was “reticent” about the deal. – But he and his trade critics have been clear they aren’t necessarily opposing it, even as they criticize the Harper government’s handling of the file. – Saying the NDP will “consult widely and understand thoroughly” buys them time.* ***The article at the top of this page on CETA was tweeted by Elizabeth May, the head of the Green Party of Canada and I think it’s a safe bet she is not in favor of this Economic Treaty*** The snarky blatherings of Conservative Party Parrots on the floor of the House = They’re accusing the NDP of having no idea about how trade should work. How about I accuse the Conservatives of knowing how trade works while they pocket the profits of selling thirty million something plus Canadians out to forces who would love to kill and eat everybody and do not have one ounce of compassion or empathy and just want to have the power of life and death over everybody, including the brain dead Conservatives who believe they will come out of this on the very fat side of ‘rich rich rich’?  —djo— }

Target baby PJs say, ‘boys are heroes, girls can only date them’   {  }

-21 photo slide show- Hong Kong police, protesters clash in historic standoff   {  }

 

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Other:

-Live- Protesters to Hong Kong boss: Quit or we occupy buildings   {  }

-New- Ex SNC-Lavalin exec Riadh Ben Aïssa to be sent back to Canada   {  }

‘Canada is well prepared’ Health ministers reassure as 1st Ebola case hits U.S.   {  }

Why does the U.S. Secret Service keep messing up?   {  }

Race into space opening new horizons to private sector   { Do you believe this is a good thing? The Space race in the sixties ‘gave us alot of technological advances’ in electronics, computers, surveillance, high tech weapons for cops to use on civilians, MK Ultra- maybe even secret deals between evil human dark ops types who want total control over everybody and everything and evil dark aliens who would be happy to allow those human evil dark ops morons to embrace the illusion that they have allies in outer space, until the aliens spring the final trap- & make the planet hostile to human life and move in and take over? —> Yawn, that was a stupid bad movie plot the first time I heard about it—> Corporations are Not Good.  Corporations with the ability to leave the planet while controlling everything and everybody might even be worse. But at least we’re talking about it. Right?  —djo— }

ISIS fight: Stephen Harper to brief Conservative caucus on options    { How’s this for an option? : We hypnotize Stephen Harper and convince him that he’s Rambo, dress him up in camoflaged fatiques with an American flag patch on one shoulder and a Canadian flag patch on the other- Hand him a parachute and drop him in the middle of an ISIS training camp with “I am a spy for the great satan” written all over him in perfect Arabic- whatever dialect most of them can read. Then have a lot of drones send us live video of whatever happens next. That might just solve a lot of problems.  —djo— }

Canada’s blood supply ‘critically low’   {   }

 RCMP pulls support from anti-radicalization handbook   { * Does this mean they have a pro-radicalization handbook in mind? Or did they realize that by some definitions, they’re pretty radical themselves and might find their mindset illegal if enough people read the handbook they were backing? }

Recovery effort resumes after Japan volcano eruption, death toll now 48   {  }

Stop meddling in wireless market, Telus tells CRTC   { * & Government watch dog agencies have been taking orders from corporations for how long now? Is it a good thing that they are seen to be doing this in full daylight? In public?   —djo— }

-Must Watch- Hong Kong protests: Do you hear the people sing?    { *Images from the protests set to a Hong Kong quintet performing the song from Les Miserables*  —djo— }

-Editor’s Pick- Why emergency services need a ‘culture change’ to deal with PTSD   { * [ Officer ] Ghadban’s death [ is ] the 22nd suicide since April 29*  —djo— }

-Editor’s Pick- 5 things to know about Hong Kong’s ‘umbrella revolution’  { *** & Yesterday on the Keiser Report “:Minsky Moment in Global Economy (E660)” In which Max Keiser and Stacy Herbert were discussing the ‘Hong Kong riots’, which they said could be the next ‘Minsky Moment’ in’ the global financial ponzi scheme’ -They talked about what we’ve been told is a peaceful demonstration in favour of democracy. Keiser and Herbert were calling it an ‘Affordable Rent Riot’.  Am I on the same planet they are? Did I wake up in the same ‘parallel dimension’ I went to sleep in? Are we still dreaming? Are there a couple of us dreaming the same dream? Or are we all off in our little nightmares, feeding some alien battery system with our human energy? Is there a “Neo” out there? Can we wake ourselves up? Can we call on what we have been told were ‘Angels’? Can we call out to the the Light that might be able to keep us all alive and close enough to sane to fake it from here? “HELP!” -Amen  //  —djo—  }

-Editor’s Pick- What you need to know to protect yourself  [ from Ebola? ]   { *Person-to-person contact is riskiest* >>—-> Become a Hermit and wear a space suit. Stop breathing, don’t eat, don’t drink, — in a week or so you won’t have to worry about Ebola? “Wash hands before masking” *** My brain hurts. My soul hurts. Why are we putting up with these morons who are trying so hard to convince us they should be our ‘leaders’?*** —djo— ***** Having a rough morning in Ithaka, you can probably tell.***** }

-Blog- Sexual consent app ‘Good2Go’ takes the guesswork out of hooking up   { * Until a five year old figures out how to hack it and sends zillions of rapists after everybody?* —djo— }

-Canada- Lock up chronic runaways to keep them safe: Winnipeg police officer   { *It figures, trust a cop to actually believe that him taking control of you is in everybody’s best interest.*  —djo— }

-Politics- NDP motion to reform QP defeated despite Tory backbench support   { “QP” = Question Period. *At least Tom Mulcair and the New Democratic Party tried to help fix a couple problems that have been occuring during question period.* —djo— }

-Business- Ford ads 1,000 jobs to Oakville, Ont. plant   { *Hey! I think I actually found some good news here- Should I pinch myself?* —djo— }

-Technology & Science- Forget Windows 9, Microsoft unveils Windows 10   { *No matter what bad news I’ve read about Apple lately, I still wouldn’t trust Microsoft as far as I could pick up and toss an elephant-* —djo— }

-Technology & Science- Lower wireless prices lead to worse service, Telus tells CRTC   { *#1 = Never trust anything your Government tells you. #2 = Corporations are much less trustworthy than governments. Therefore: #3 = Don’t even think about trusting anything a corporation tells you.  —djo— }

 

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“Local / New Brunswick”

Leatherback turtle freed from lobster trap in Shediac Bay   {  }

RCMP release sketch of man who followed teen girl home   {  }

Saint John honours Const. Douglas Larch with park   {  }

Progressive Conservatives seek recounts in 6 ridings   { “New Brunswick’s Progressive Conservatives are seeking recounts in six ridings “to restore faith in the democratic process,” says party president Jason Stephen. – The ridings in question include: Saint John East, Saint John Harbour, Charlotte-Campobello, Carleton-Victoria, Shippagan-Lamèque-Miscou, and Fredericton North. – “This is not partisan politics,” Stephen told reporters after filing papers at the Saint John Law Courts on Tuesday, the deadline to request a judicial recount.”  Kris Austin of the People’s Allaince Party also filed for a recount in the district/riding he ran in. —djo— }

UNB faculty awarded 12.5% increase by arbitration award   { *UNB faculty had been very upset after somebody leaked the increase that the head of the university received compared to what they got, before the arbitration happened.   —djo— }

 

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“Aboriginal”

-New- First Nations girl’s family rejects chemo, hospital goes to court to force treatment   { “Lawyers from the McMaster Children’s Hospital in Hamilton have gone to court in an attempt to force a First Nations girl back into chemotherapy, but her mother says the judicial system has no authority over her child’s treatment.” —djo—  }

 Squamish Nation members demand financial report after manager removed   { “Some members of the Squamish Nation are calling for greater fiscal transparency in the wake of revelations that a band councillor has been removed from her management position following an independent financial investigation.”  —djo— }

Northern Saskatchewan school excelling in ‘mathletics’   { “Many schools in Saskatchewan strive for success in athletics. But Father Porte Memorial School on the Black Lake Dene Nation is making a name for itself in mathletics. – The school has a web-based math program. The grade seven class is currently ranked in the top five in Canada. – Principal Steven Thatcher has seen improvements in marks and attitudes towards math. – “No confidence, kids were having a rough time. Now with mathletics, they succeed so when they succeed they get more self confident and you can just see their math scores just getting a lot better,” he said.”  —djo— }

Manitoba chiefs say child welfare system [is] ongoing ‘genocide’   {  }

7 N.W.T. First Nations publish chief, council salaries so far   {  }

Province working to get Stoney Nakoda flood victims back in homes   {  }

Grocery bus attempts to beat high N.W.T. food prices   {  }

-11 photo slide show- National Orange Shirt day promotes healing and reconciliation   {  }

 

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{ & Ouch! it’s 12:04 pm and I’m just starting to check for typos and colorize the headlines.   Ouch again, @ 12:40 pm — ready to apply tags and reach for the “Publish” button.  ———djo——— }

Thursday, 21 August, 2014 – CBC News Headlines –

Thursday, 21 August, 2014  -( 77˚F / 25˚C & thunderstorming in Ithaca @ 12:50 pm ET )-

{ & again, these are not links. If you want to read these stories, listen to sound clips, or see any video -if there is any video- go to CBC dot CA/news. —Thanks. ———djo——— }

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{ I’ve been really busy tracking down leads and ‘tweets’ about journalists being, at least, threatened by police and other officials. Sorry I’m later than usual with this. }

 

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The Lead Story has a photo of James Foley staring at me. a related story reports: “James Foley profile: A ‘committed and brave journalist’ Aug 20” { There  may be video with this. }

 

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“Lead Stories”

Ontario police say motorcycle deaths could hit 7-year high   {  }

New rules on mechanically tenderized beef take effect   { Because there may be an increased risk of bacteria resulting from this form of ‘tenderizing’ – the packaging must contain a warning that the beef must be properly cooked to a certain temperature that I couldn’t find while reading the article. }

RCMP investigate double homicide near Montaque , PEI   {  }

American doctor infected with Ebola recovers in Atlanta   {  }

Interpol says co-ordinated effort needed against ISIS   { A couple years ago, remote viewers told us the U.S. would become involved in a war with Syria. Maybe just ‘in’ Syria. I’d rather see a war against disinformation and government manipulation of the truth in order to manipulate the population. Remember- Governments killed more of their own people in the last century than all those horrific wars we went through- combined. }

Fighters traveling to conflict zones pose terror threat   { Buzz word = terror- Be careful- They’re trying to pull something over our eyes. }

U.S. says troops tried to rescue James Foley in Syria   { See above comment.  }

Hamas says 3 military leaders killed in Israeli airstrikes   {  }

U.S. AG tells Missouri he understands mistrust of police   { ‘AG’ = Attorney General }

Protests in Ferguson smaller with no tear gas fired   {  }

-Analysis- A ‘great training tool’ for police chiefs: How Ferguson botched crowd control   { Before Ian Punnet had to leave Coast to Coast am because of the ringing in his ears, he interviewed a retired police officer who believes that part of the problem with people seeing what they believe is inappropriate use of force by police officers- is that the officers have been trained to believe that they must ‘maintain control of the situation’. That advice sometimes leads to the officers going a bit too far. We need to rethink this. }

How Ottawa’s $24M ad campaign to sell Keystone in the U.S. fell flat   {  }

B.C. woman with dementia leaves final right-to-die plea   { I found out she died while I was reading another headline farther down the web site.  }

 

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“Offbeat”

Tooth fairy pays premium for teeth in Atlantic Canada   { This report estimates that kids in Atlantic Canada receive an average of $3.46 per tooth? Kids in Ontario receive an average of $2.80? }

Historic Thunder Bay buildings rendered in Lego   {  }

Killer whale tosses ‘sea lion’ 6 metres into the air   { There is a video. I have issues – #1- They’re Orcas- stop calling them ‘killer whales’. #2- I don’t want to see anything being tortured or killed. #3- If we showed video of beef cattle being slaughtered, do you think we’d all become vegetarians? }

Giant Rubber Duck sails into L.A. port   { Okay, now this one I’d probably like to see. }

 

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“Most Viewed”

Jacinda and Janika Hodder get mystery illness diagnosed in U.S.   { It took 20 years and $50,000.00 in donations for 2 sisters from Newfoundland to learn the diagnosis for a ‘brain disorder’ they’ve been suffering from all this time. Their disorder is called ‘Cerebellar Ataxia’ – ‘damage, degeneration, or loss of nerve cells in the cerebellum- the part of the brain that controls muscle co-ordination. They were hoping they’d find out it was something there might be a cure for. }

Liberals edge back from the brink under Justin Trudeau   { For the last couple days, I’ve been seeing headlines that seem to be aimed at undermining the electorate’s confidence in Justine Trudeau’s chances of being elected Prime Minister. Okay, Canadians do not elect a Prime Minister directly. They elect Members of Parliament, and the ‘Leader’ of the party with the most Members of Parliament gets to be Prime Minister. If no party has more than half the members elected to Parliament under its banner, The one with the most members elected will still get to ‘form the government’ and their ‘Leader’ is then the Prime Minister, they call this a ‘minority government’. Under a minority government a lot of compromises have to be made, and if a ‘confidence vote’ is called for and the minority government does not win that vote- it will be time to have a new federal election.  To say that Liberals were almost at the ‘brink’ -you’d have to forget that in the 1993 election the ‘Progressive Conservative’ only party ‘won’ only 2 seats. }

Iceland volcano: Bardarbunga volcano remains poised to erupt   { Last night on teevee news somebody said that there have been earthquakes related to the volcano, but no lava was seen as coming near the surface, yet. }

{ The rest of the reports here are repeats from “Lead Stories” above. }

 

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“Other”

-Analysis- Justin Trudeau fulfilling Liberal hopes ahead of 2015 election  { Okay- I don’t see any ‘loaded’ words in this headline. -I am not a Liberal- I am not a Conservative -I am an independent (small i) Nobody floats my boat. I used to have a bumper sticker, “Don’t Vote – It only encourages them.” My boss made me get rid of it because he was afraid somebody might see me get out of my car in uniform and associate the uniform with the bumper sticker. I would really like to see a politician appear from anywhere that I could believe in. Maybe not in this life. The Conservative party of Canada has already run commercials featuring unflattering photos and video of Justin Trudeau. They are trying to portray him as an irresponsible youngster who couldn’t be trusted to head a government. I thought these commercials were remarkably mean spirited. But, apparently-  the Conservative Party of Canada is still afraid that Justin might be popular enough to unseat them. The people I trust to look ahead have told me they’re confident the Canadian electorate will see through the Conservative Party, will see the ‘Leaders’ of this party for what they are and hand them their walking papers. I don’t know- but for now, I can only hope that the campaign, and the pre- campaign shenanigans, do not paint either party as junior high school bullies who never grew up, pointing their finger at their opponents and making faces and sticking their tongues out and acting like barely pubescent boys (and girls?) I mean, jeeze- acting like a twelve year old while accusing your opponent of not being mature enough to take your job away from you is just plain silly. }

Transport Canada’s lax safety practices go beyond rail   { Transport Canada is the victim of the current government’s attempt to make it impossible for Transport Canada to enforce its regulations because the current government is in bed with big business and wants to take all oversight away- period. They want to convince us that Big Business will be able to ‘police themselves’ better than any government regulatory body. We saw how well that worked last year in Lac-Mégantic. And then, at the press conference, yesterday, they tried to make it look like Transport Canada was at least as guilty as the MM&R railroad. If the government won’t allow Transport Canada the funds it would need to hire enough qualified inspectors, how in hell could they expect TC to do their job effectively? It’s the conservative agenda: un-fund programs, then tell the world those programs aren’t working, try to disband those agencies that protect the population from unscrupulous corporations and other businesses- and then what? Hide in your bunker while the world falls apart? -Hold the bloody government responsible. They’re lying to you. Investigate what they’re really up to and do not believe their argument that they can’t tell you the truth because national security is at stake. Their security is at stake. If you knew what your government is up to, you’d go nuts and try to rip their heads from their shoulders (without any form of pain killers being offered them). Oops, somebody help me down from this soap box?  }

5 Ukrainian troops, 2 civilians killed as fierce battles reported   {  }

-New- Have Alward’s Torries been ‘proven through fire’? N.B. voters will decide Sept. 22   { Alward’s Conservative government is banking on the belief that they can convince a lot of people that ‘Fracking means jobs for you’ and ‘We should let Big Business cut down any tree they want to, because they have our best interest at heart’ and ‘You really don’t want to protect the water you drink from being poisoned, because we need to ‘Frack’ for jobs, and let mining waste ooze into your drinking, cleaning and recreation waters because those nice people who are fleecing you of your natural resources shouldn’t have to be careful about the toxic sludge they leave behind in their quest to frack you where it hurts’- -Anybody remember the newest incarnation of ‘Battlestar Gallactica’? remember what they meant when they used the word ‘Frack’? -Don’t bend over in front of a mother fracker- I saw video that Jim W took in which a First Nations elder said that the elemental beings -like leprachauns- that we’ve been sharing this planet with allalong started the fires that burned several old police vehicles while the police were arresting protesters at anti-fracking roadblocks last year. -I saw the vehicles and was ready to believe that the police set their own aging vehicles on fire to both get new vehicles and make the protesters look bad. I wasn’t there, I didn’t see who did or did not set any fires. Jim did nothing with his video because one of the First Nations people in the background looked up and said he did not want to be in any video. Fracking is dangerous to your health. It really looks like fracking is part of a plot to destroy your ability to live anywhere that has been fracked. Somebody has an agenda.  }

‘This country is capable of change,’ U.S. Attorney General says in Ferguson   { Can I quote a folk rocker? “Nothing is quite as sure as change-‘ John Phillips, -of the Mamas & Papas }

Neanderthals, humans may have coexisted for thousands of years   { Maybe we interbred to the point where we’ve become one race? Maybe they’re hiding somewhere, waiting for the humans to self-destruct? }

Air Canada accused of discriminating against Muslim man   {  }

 

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“Local” / “New Brunswick”

New Brunswick election: Voters challenged to choose on resources, jobs   { They want you to choose between having safe drinking water, clean water to swim in and wash yourself and your clothes in — and allowing big energy companies to frack for natural gas, ruin your environment to make a couple fat cats richer than they already are? Do Not Believe that fracking will do anything but make your life more miserable. }

Government cancels First Nation tax and gaming deals    { Brilliant- Looks like the current N.B. government doesn’t believe they need the votes of any First Nations People. }

McCains Pizza sale leaves Grand Falls wondering about jobs   { ‘McCain sold their pizza plant to Dr Oetker- the new owners say they will keep all the current employees, operate under the McCain name for two years and then switch to the ‘Dr Oetker’ name on their packaging’  –  Jim W -in his email message asking if I was sick and needed him to do this today. }

Blogger feud continues with Fredericton City Hall   {Chris MacPherson, Fredericton’s chief administration officer, asked Google to shut down a blog because thate blog contained ‘inaccurate and hurtful content about Fredericton police.’ Charles LeBlanc, the blogger, says he never accused the Fredericton police of being pedophiles, merely asked a question and said, ‘somebody is’. & “I’m just shooting back what they did to me. They’re the one that started this, not me.” He said that if he had received an apology from the police department he would have removed the posts that upset the police and the local government. – In 2012, officers seized computer equipment from Charles LeBlanc’s home. An independent review later found that police misused a request form for that raid, used a form reserved for child exploitation offenses. No charges were ever laid against Charles LeBlanc. }

 

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{ Ack! This isn’t supposed to take me all day- it’s 3:45 pm, I had to get up and answer the phone several times, get my night-time ‘day job’ stuff done and here we are-  double ‘Ack’ I finished checking for typos and colorizing the headlines and now it’s 4:24 pm.  ———djo——— }

 

Wednesday, 20 August, 2014 – CBC News Headlines –

Wednesday, 20 August, 2014  -(68˚F / 20˚C & Hazy/overcast in Ithaca @ 8:30 am ET )-

-( Happy Birthday to Jim W’s nephew Sam in Alaska -I get updates from an old yahoogroups list-  )-

{ & again, these are not links. If you want to read these stories, listen to sound clips, or see any video -if there is any video- go to CBC dot CA/news. —Thanks. ———djo——— }

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Silhouettes of Riot Police

“Michael Brown Riot Police Aug 17”

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“Lead Stories”

-Analysis- Is Michael Brown’s shooting really about race?: Keith Boag   { Well, judging from the evening news and everything in the “Main Stream Media”- If it wasn’t about race, it is now. }

47 arrested in Ferguson, Mo.,  but protests more subdued   { Another link to this story said, ‘no tear gas employed protests more subdued’. }

Obama to speak about alleged beheading of a U.S. journalist   { There are too many links to the video of this alleged beheading. I can’t watch it. My PTSD will flare up, probably off the charts. }

PM Harper leaves today for his 9th annual northern tour   { Trying to look like a viable choice to continue as Prime Minister?  He wants to show everybody that he’s big on Agriculture and Arctic sovereignty. I bet that doesn’t mean he believes the First Nations people up there are sovereign citizens of that region. He’s probably trying to say the ‘Crown’ owns the north pole. }

26 children died under care of N.L. government since 2009   { ‘N.L.’ = Newfoundland and Labrador, not ‘National League’. }

Over 1,000 gather in Winnipeg to honour 2 dead in river   { 😦 }

-Analysis- Never mind the West, can Justin Trudeau crack Fortress Quebec?   { Does this sound to anybody, besides myself, like the headline writer is trying to cast doubts about Justin Trudeau’s ability to win the Prime Minister’s job in the Canadian Federal Elections next year? }

 

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“Offbeat”

Tiny House On Wheels

“Tiny house on wheels”

Couple builds tiny house on wheels   { A couple is building their tiny dream house on wheels on the back of a flatbed truck in Guelph, Ontario. – See photo that should be above this- They spent eight months traveling around Canada and the U.S.A. with an even smaller trailer hitched to the back of fairly small car.  }

{ The above story is the only new one under “offbeat” on the CBC news web page. I imagine that anyone reading this from the Point of View of having lived in a much ‘saner’ society in a much less violent and anxiety riddled time would thing that all the stuff on this page is ‘offbeat’. }

 

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“Most Viewed”

Brad Parker, avid climber, dies shortly after Yosemite marriage proposal   { 😦 }

Pam Owen, beaten mental health worker, doesn’t blame attacker   {  }

MaraNatha, Trader Joe’s nut butters recalled over Salmonella risk   { Funny, this is the first time I had to type Salmonella anywhere- Maybe I led a sheltered life? Or just never typed as much news as I have in the last couple months- }

Iceland volcano: area north of Bardarbunga evacuated   { I hope Iceland doesn’t lose all their ice before Game Of Thrones finishes production- guess my priorities have been severely warped – sigh- }

Tom Hanks creates ‘Hanx Writer’ typewriter simulator for iPad   { But I guess I’m not the most severely warped creative individual on the planet. And, neither is Tom Hanks. }

Toronto Zoo investigates after visitors get too close to pandas   {  }

 

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“Other”

-Updated- Gaza conflict resumes with Palestinian rocket fire, Israeli airstrikes   {  }

Officials urge world to back Iraqi fight against ‘savage’ ISIS   { Those ‘officials’ are Iraqi Foreign Minister Hoshiyar Zebari. I say, “Why can’t we knock these guys out with laughing gas, strip them naked and drop them in the middle of a tropical island somewhere where they’d have to spend all their time trying to survive against monster mosquitos and monkeys throwing coconuts at them? OH- and no cell phones or cell phone service, no internet- surrounded by starving Great White sharks- I mean, why do we put up with this doo-doo when we know it’s nonsense that could very easily have been dealt with long ago? If human beings were just a little bit nicer to each other we wouldn’t have these problems. What would we do with crazies who want to hurt people anyway? -or steal everything anybody else cares about? Feed them GMO lethargy-inducing crap and strap them into oversized recliners and force them to watch endless re-runs of Green Acres, The Brady Bunchh Leave it to Beaver and Gilligan’s Island etc, until their brains explode? Isn’t that what they’re doing to us? }

Why elephant poaching is still rampant   { Um, because greedy people don’t share their God-given abundance with impoverished ‘minorities’, which they believe are below them? It’s not just the poachers who are guilty here, it’s anybody who could have helped everybody on the planet learn how to achieve a life they could believe in. It takes more than a village- It takes every one alive to recognize the sovereignty of every other person here and make sure they have the basic human needs of food and shelter, and a pat on the back to raise their self esteem wouldn’t hurt either. }

Justin Trudeau gets RCMP security at rally following break-in   { I overheard someone say that, “Party thugs do this sort of thing all the time [try to terrorize their opponents and their opponents’ families]  -Especially when there’s an election on the horizon.” }

Toronto carjacking victim needs 14 staples to close gash after pistol-whipping   { }

Shark finning banned in New Zealand   { It was already illegal there to remove the fins from live sharks, New Zealand passed a law to make it illegal to cut the fins off dead sharks and dump the carcasses at sea. }

Which 3 Canadian cities are on The Economist’s top 10 world ‘livability’ list?   {  Vancouver, Toronto and Calgary are on The Economist’s top 10 livability list. It isn’t perfectly clear, but one of those cities is tied with Adelaide, Australia. I’m not sure what the criteria are here. We listen to Coast to Coast am and hear that “Police had nothing to do after an earthquake knocked out a lot of utilities and phone service- but sit back and wait-” in New Zealand, where the people were so civilized, and cared so much about each other- that looting and other criminal activities in a time of ‘chaos’ were not a problem. }

St. Louis police kill knife-wielding suspect near Ferguson   {  }

-Video- Trivago guy to get makeover   { Trivago – is the travel metasearch engine that focuses on hotels. It launched in Dusseldorf, Germany in 2005- spread to Spain, France and the U.K. in 2007- and spread to the U.S., China, Japan, Brazil, and Mexico in 2009. In 2012 Expedia bought a majority stake in trivago for about $630 million U.S. bucks. Too many television ad watchers complained that current commercials feature a guy who hasn’t shaved in a week and looks ‘unhealthy’. I think the video I saw showed the same commercial with the guy digitally altered to look clean shaven. }

 

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“Local” / “New Brunswick”

Liberals pledge to cut $250M in government spending   { If they want my approval, they’d have to pledge to end the governmental shell game and allow Walter Burien of CAFR1.com to audit their books and reveal his results in every media outlet in the world. }

Lac-Mégantic report lacking: Saint John region officials   { Saint John is in New Brunswick. Saint John’s is in Newfoundland. The official  report by the Transport Safety Board was big news and had its video sound bites played on most networks’ news last night. They blamed both the Railroad (MM&A) and Transport Canada (Sort of theCanadian version of the ICC which used to also include the Canadian version of the FAA) for its lack of oversight. My take is that Conservative Governments have been trying to ‘de-fang’ Transport Canada since the days when Mulrouney was their Prime Minister. Their ‘strategy’ is to make it impossible for regulatory bureaus to enforce their regulations so they can crucify them in public and claim they never worked anyway. The philosophy behind this ‘strategy’ is to allow industry to police itself, which, clearly, doesn’t work- never did work and never will work. The definition of ‘Fascism’ is ‘Government in bed with big business’ / Governments taking orders from big business / governments letting big business convince them not to tax them, but to raise taxes on the ‘common citizens’.

Conservationists slam province over watershed inaction   { Conservatives, not conservationists, are in power in New Brunswick. Their Minister of the Environment has not allowed any of the studies done by 19 groups, which were submitted for classification to go through and be accepted as ‘Baseline’ studies. Without the baseline studies, any amount of pollution from toxic fracking water or toxic sludge from mining operations could not be verified and companies doing the polluting/poisoning could be traced back to the polluters. Yesterday, the Provincial ombudsman called the current regulations  a sham and compared those regulations as something demanding that all homes have a type of smoke detector for which no one makes the proper batteries. <— I reworded that. If it’s confusing, blame me. }

 

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{ 10:53 am Ithaca time. Typing finished, ready to check for typos and add the colours. Ready to rock and roll @ 11:24 am Ithaca, Finger Lakes, New York State, U.S.A. time   ———djo———}

Ekonomics, Mind Control, Manipulation and Bright Futures Anyway?

Saturday, 26 July, 2014. -( 23°C / 73°F   Feels Like 25°C / 77°F @ Noon in Ithaca, NY, USA, Earth….)

While we were working on the Theme changes here the other night, the guests on C2C-a.m. were grumbling about the state of the world’s Ekonomics.

One guy was grumbling along the lines of, ‘We don’t want to open our doors so Mexican Economic Refugees can move in, get food stamps and sit around the hills of California, smoking marijuana.’ (And probably drooling over what they’re thinking about when our daughters walk by in their very short shorts and curve-hugging teenaged fashions?).

Do Americans really think like that these days?

For the second half of the show, good old George was interviewing an ex banker. The second guy wasn’t quite as bad as the first,  but he shared the vision or belief that evil, manipulating, wanna-be rulers of the world have been planning to undermine the Economies of the world and force everybody back into slavery and do anything they can to make life in the near future no fun at all.

There are constant reminders that build on the information, or theory, that dark brooding, evil, manipulating string pullers who think of themselves as puppeteers- are leading the unwashed masses anywhere they want to with their clever words and fear based propaganda. If that’s not enough- we’ve got the dark ops types getting all sorts of help from evil Nazi Scientists brought into the USA immediately after WWII (operation paper clip) -while the Russians were spiriting their evil nazi masterminds into behind the scenes sandboxes where they could learn how to use all the best nazi mind control techniques for their own ends.

So, to almost quote Maxwell Smart (the Don Adams version, from teevee way back when). “But 99, we have to torture, rape, kidnap and murder people.” To which Barbara Feldon as Agent 99 asks, “Why is that, Max?” To which question Maxwell Smart looks comically shocked, and answers, “Because We’re the Good Guys!”

———Okay, so Uranus is Retrograde and even us old, dyed in the wool, Conspiracy nuts are taking a step back and looking at things a little more deeply than usual and wondering if our self righteous, Holy, Rebellious Streaks are justified- I spent all day yesterday wondering how to write this up. I spent this morning puzzling over how important it is to recognize that, yes, there are evil manipulating mudder fuppers out there who really would love to manipulate everybody on the planet into slavery, or better yet, replace the necessary human laborers with robots who never balk at carrying out a difficult task, don’t breath the elitists’ air, or drink ‘their’ water… And yes, the demonic code of ethics applies here, they have to leak the news of their twisted plots and plans out, somehow- but they can do that by giving the information about their evil plans to crazy old men who nobody will take seriously… and yeah, maybe the bad guys are shifting into high gear to implement their evil schemes at a higher pace than before…

— But we were also looking at old posts and old pages and wondering if we should delete anything, and re-reading the ‘True Conspiracy’ posts were fun and made as much sense now as they did then…

***The U.S. War for Independence was fought over the fact that the Bank of England was demanding that the colonists pay their taxes in Bank Of England notes as much as anything else. “Taxation Without Representation” is easier to explain than to sit down and explain that those Bank of England bank notes were very hard to get a hold of in the colonies and therefore cost a whole lot more than their face value in England. Expecting the colonists, who had their own currency and were doing okay with it, to spend more than they had to buy pieces of paper that were bloody worthless over here and then smile and hand them back to the same banksters who sold them the Holy English fiat currency was like what happened in the old company towns before the bloody strikes and lucky laws that made Unions possible. The company owned the house you lived in and the only store you could buy your food and other ‘luxuries’ in, and they charged you more than they paid you to live in their apartment house slums and eat their rancid old food. “Ya move sixteen tons and what d’you get? Another day older and deeper in debt. Saint Peter don’tcha call me, cuz I can’t come, I owe my soul to the company store…”*** It’s like a Monty Python Routine, You pay somebody pennies a week and tell them they owe you them the rent in gold and diamonds. ***

But we got around that, didn’t we? We got a friendly president named Teddy Roosevelt to push through some Union-Friendly legislation and the world did not fall apart. No, the bankster types regrouped and began a whisper campaign to spread rumours about Union bosses being corrupt, and made sure they corrupted those Union bosses and drove the deep down fear into every dues paying union member that their hard earned wages were converted into union dues and went into the union bosses pockets so they could sit on their butts while you worked and sneak around and sweat talk your wife and daughter into a little on the side and…

Anyway- the puppeteers whispered their propaganda into your ears and made you think that all unions were evil and slowly, gradually, they had enough people believing their bull chips to raise a hue and cry and convince those hard working folks that they did not want the people that protect their wages and their conditions of work and all that, around any more.

*** “Banking Institutions are more dangerous than standing armies.” —Thomas Jefferson ***

The founding fathers managed to keep Corporations and Banksters out of the picture for two hundred years, which is probably quite a feat. Originally, corporations could only be formed and allowed to exist for a specific purpose for a specified length of time. When the time was up, the corporation’s assets were turned over to the highly ethical governments who would see that it was invested in a better standard of living for everybody, not just themselves, right? (Are you choking yet? I probably should have warned you not to eat anything with crumbs while you’re reading this.)

And then, in the 1930’s or thereabouts, Franklin D Roosevelt allowed himself to be convinced that the U.S. of A needed to go with the evil Bank of England’s model and form the Federal Reserve. The Federal Reserve is not a Branch of the Federal Government. It is a private club made up of banksters who sit around and dream up wonderful new ways to fleece the hardworking people of this great country out of more and more money. And money isn’t money anymore, it’s credit. It’s a pipe dream, it’s a promisary note. There are strong rumours that JFK was shot in the head in a public place as a warning to any other would-be statesmen who thought they could go up against the Federal Reserve and all the other evil dark manipulating monsters on the planet. JFK wanted to put the US back on the gold standard. He wanted to at least go onto the silver standard. Silver Certificates. These were U.S. Currency that were actually backed by physical bars of silver somewhere safe. But the banksters wanted to institute economic slavery and help the real bad guys reduce the population of the planet to something more manageable, more easily manipulated, poisoned with GMO mind altering substances that dulled their brains and made them more easy to hypnotize and control.

Werner Von Braun was a one of the paper clipped nazis who came over to our side and helped the U.S. build rockets and stuff (( while other Nazi scientists and mind benders like Dr Josef Mengele taught the C.I.A. how to brutalize, torture, torment and rape children to break their minds and turn them into highly controllable spies, sex slaves, disposable doers of dirty deeds… This is the MK-Ultra stuff we’ve been hearing about, and according to one of the few survivors (The officials have a policy of terminating their subjects before they reach the age of thirty, because then too many of them begin to remember things they were conditioned into forgetting.) Some Politician you were taught to believe were cute and cuddly and wouldn’t hurt a flea— were part of this.  )) Werner Von Braun told friends that he had information that what would happen after 1946 or so was: the evil dark manipulating puppeteers would have everybody believe that there were Russian Communists hiding under their beds, ready to rape their kids, kill and eat them. And when the Russian Commies weren’t a bad enough evil empire of credible boogy men any more, the next big threat would be “Rogue Nations” (( refined into: “Terrorists”, or haven’t you noticed that “Terrorist Plots” have replaced “Communist Plots” as the red hearing bugaboo of choice lately? )) And when the population at large no longer jumped in terror and snapped to attention and handed over all their freedoms and rights at the mere thought that terrorists were sneaking around, trying to kill and eat their children, the next ‘False Flag’ fiasco would happen when things that looked like flying saucers from other planets filled the skies and reigned death rays and mega destructive things like that down on the good people of this earth. I know several people who are not brain dead weirdoes who believe that energy beam weapons liquified the metal in the twin towers on THAT DAY in September of 2001.

So, yes, evil manipulating cork socking mudder fuppers are sneaking around looking like friendly neighborhood banksters, plotting to destroy every little bit of your peace of mind, and convince you that you can’t afford the food they’re hoarding and yes, they own the armies and yes, they want you to riot because they get off on murdering the people they’ve manipulated into a state of fear.

But wait a minute. Too many of us are awake now. We realize that the social pyramid is an illusion. Too many people who have been told they have to support the elitists at the top of the non-existent, illusory pyramid have spanked the dust out of their jeans and walked away. In about thirty seconds the fools who believe they are the top of the pyramid are going to realize that there is nobody holding them up any more and they’re going to crash. Hard. Try not to be under them when they hit the pavement.

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Oh, wait a minute, what was I thinking indicated that we have a bright future ahead of us?

 

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Go look at or listen to Immediacy Data Report from “Half Past Human” <— Click on that link and find out that maybe I’m not half as crazy as I’m beginning to sound to myself?

———djo——

A ‘Must Read’ I should have added before

Thursday, 24 July, 2014.

Book Cover

“Nothing In This Book Is True- But It’s Exactly How Things Are” (Screen Shot – Not all that wonderful)

Nothing In This Book Is True, But It’s Exactly How Things Are” by Bob Frissell. Is a book with quite a title. (I think Amazon dot CA {Canada} has the kindle version for something like $8.34 Canadian$)

The first time I discovered the Radio Programme “Coast to Coast A.M.” (With Art Bell in those days) Bob Frissell was being interviewed on the subject of this book. I was immediately hooked— on both the talk radio late night programme and the book. It’s been a while since I first tried to absorb and understand what was in that book…

The author explained that beings in a civilization on Mars realized their planet was in danger of being completely wiped out, they looked around and built a time machine, jumped a million years into their future and landed on Earth. They immediately tried to conquer the locals, who happened to be the inhabitants of what we now call Atlantis. The Atlantians kicked their butts, and let them live. The aliens (which may be the greys that are famously abducting people these days?) waited a while and tried to conquer the Atlantians again. The Atlantians kicked their butts a second time and sort of confined them to a reservation somewhere around what is now the Yucatan area of Mexico. When these aliens came to the conclusion that a comet was going to collide with the Earth, they went to the Atlantians and said they could take care of the comet for them. But the Atlantians told them that the Comet was God’s Will and wouldn’t endorse their plan. The aliens then tried to rebuild their time machine but got something wrong and when they tried to use it, they tore the fabric of whatever maintained the inter-dimensional integrity around here and instantaneously knocked the planet from ‘Golden Age’ status way down ‘Everybody on the planet got real stupid real fast’ status, and other dimensional creatures that should not be, don’t like it here, don’t want to be here — were released and began to mess with our peace of mind.

I came away thinking that if this was not the literal Truth of our pre-recorded History (Or history that had been recorded and then lost when idiots burned down the Great Library in Alexandria)- Then it might be sort of Poetically True, like a parable, or something the author could get away with saying because the forces of darkness and evil would have torn him apart and burned his manuscripts if he tried to tell the actual truth.

There’s a whole lot more to this book, and to the author. And I am desperate to get my hands on another copy of this and see if I can absorb and digest any more than I did last time ((Now that my ego believes I might have more wisdom and the ability to see through b.s. a little more clearly than I could twenty years ago?)) — Something like that.

I think somebody has a kindle version of the book available for some weird price like $5.88. Check it out of the Startpage https search engine. Go find the startpage search engine first. The link above this might help. (But look out, it looks like a state sponsored malware program/virus has been launched to discredit the anti spyware advocates who created the startpage search engine).

———thanks——,

—————-Jim

We’ve Moved, and changed the Title of this Blog to Reflect a Broader Perspective (?)

Wednesday, 23 July, 2014. -( Severe Storm Warnings up in Atlantic Canada )-

We probably should have changed the title of this blog before we did. Originally, Two of our founding ‘reporters’ / administrators lived in Arnprior, Ontario.

They Moved out of Province last September, and have been really busy with ‘Real World Stuff’. Noting that gas prices are just as crazy everywhere in Canada, and wonderful new neighbours were as worried about G.M.O. foods and Chem-Trails in the sky (“I don’t feel so weird when a 70 year old who’s acted like I’ve been his best friend since kindergarten looks up in the sky and says, ‘There were weird patterns of jet trails last Friday, then we had all that rain, and everybody I know has been sick since Sunday, really sick- What the heck do you think they’re doing?’.”) in their ‘new’ Province as they are back in Arnprior. Maybe more so-

So now, instead of “The Arnprior News”, We are “Independent Canadian News”.

Let us know what you’re thinking- and feeling- and if you’ve got anything to smile about, we can use a bit of optimism now and then… (like, maybe, every day?).

———Thanks,

———The Editor——

I thought we were hacked, oops, my mistake…

Monday, July 21, 2014.  -( 20°C / 68°F @ 10:15 pm, Halifax Time)

I went a bit nuts this morning, thinking we’d been hacked and somebody’d reset all the accounts to “Author” that had been given Administration level access.  (I couldn’t find the password to this account and the other one I had set up as a back door in case my absent mindedness left me in a strange place without my password book and I had something important to write about.)

So I contacted Doug Otterson, who I thought had admin access and he logged in and couldn’t get the full menu, couldn’t do appearance changes or invite new authors or check through the spam files to see if something on hold was actually a decent comment from somewhere. So I was close to 99% sure we’d been hacked. ((I stopped wondering why anybody would want to hack this silly newsy blog a long time ago when somebody from Turkey hacked into an even sillier guestbook, left me some really nice photos of dolphins and a huge headline, “Ha Ha, you’ve been hacked, We OWN You!” I took a screen shot because I liked the dolphins and scratched my head and wondered why anybody would bother- I mean if that was a feather in some Turkish hacker’s hat, that person’s goals could not have been set too high….))

I had a couple mundane tasks to get through and things that had to be done kept me busy until I stumbled across an older password book, that I’d copied stuff from with cryptic little notes to myself so anybody who got a hold of the book would not have an easy time trying to log into anything important and would probably be locked out after a certain number of bogus attempts. I flipped to the right page, saw the not-cryptic password and went, “AHA! That’s what those underlines and asterisks meant.”

And *!* the password worked, and I got in at the admin level and I could actually see the “Users” icon in the left side panel of the dashboard… I don’t have to go crazy looking for a way to contact wordpress dot com, prove who I am ((( like, did I have a secret answer to a secret question written down somewhere that the dog might have eaten or the visiting cat had diarrhea all over…? )))

So, I’m not exactly doing a happy dance (((( the dog might want to dance with me and he could get a bit over zealous and do real damage with his claws. He still wants to be the world’s first five hundred pound Labrador Retriever… ))))

Yay! It works. I got something good done today. ( I accomplished a couple good things today, but now the day is not clouded by the feeling that I failed as a wannabe geek by suffering the humiliation of being hacked by a nine year old whose parents blocked him from getting to porn sites and, well, he had to take his frustrations out on somebody-)

We are back out there in digital ones and zeros world of the not quite so free as we thought it was… internet.

And here we are, feeling like the poster child for “egg on the face” (and if you remember anybody actually using that expression, you’re probably older than I am)

And this silly blog might see a little bit of action that might actually mean something to somebody, somewhere… the world did not end in a cloud of dust or a gasp of shame.

Yay!

—————Aerendel