Category Archives: Political Campaigns

Betcha Stephen Harper Won’t be Happy I Found This:

Sunday, 26 July, 2015 -( 77˚F / 25˚C & Partly Cloudy @ 8:00 pm in Ithaca  &&&  61˚F / 16˚C w/ light rain in New Brunswick, Canada @ 9:00 pm ADT   &&&  68˚F / 20˚C & Mostly Cloudy in North Pole, Alaska @ 4:00 pm Alaska Time )-

Jim W found this in a box that he and Cathi H hadn’t found & opened since they moved in September of 2013 – he scanned it and sent it to me, and Yeah- I’m gonna run with it-

Man getting hit by a stick at a Conservative Party of Canada rally for Stephen Harper in 2004.

From the Toronto Star – Saturday, June 5, 2004 – Front  Page of B Section “National Report” : — The caption under the photo that day was, “A member of Canadians for Equal Marriage, right, gets hit by a stick during a rally for Conservative Leader Stephen Harper in Guelph this week. Harper supports the concept of traditional marriage.”

— Thanks, Jim W 🙂

— djo —

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Thursday, 25 December, 2014 – News & Headlines:

Thursday, 25 December, 2014  -( +38˚F / +3˚C & cloudy @ 9:00 pm near Ithaca )-  -( +39˚F / +4˚C   & cloudy @ 10:00 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— }   

Be The Change

Happy Yule, Merry Christmas, Happy New Year, Happy Kwanza- Happy Anything Else You Feel Like Celebrating.

Fuck Monsanto

Just when I thought we might be able to tidy this place up, somebody has to go and send me stuff like this – Stop Monsanto before they stop us. What they’re doing is beyond ‘Cruel and Unusual’ but I would say, stop short of butchering the families of everybody who works for those Ice-Holes. There has to be a Humane way to deal with them. —djo—

Yay Peru

“Peru is giving Free Solar Power to its 2 million poorest citizens” Strengthen your nation- Empower your people. —djo—

Cree Walkers

” Danny Metatawabin, Brian Okimas and Paul Mettina walked 1,700 kilometers to Ottawa to raise awareness of treaty rights and encourage the federal government and their chiefs to work together to address and reconcile aboriginal issues.” —djo—

Opinions on climate change

* I’m the last one to claim that just because something is popular = it might be correct. The climate may always be changing. We may be heading for a short period of warming and then a mini- or longer termed Ice Age. Then again, we may wake up in a whole new universe. * —djo—

Fupp Harper

Stop this guy before he stops you?

Duffy's Ghost-

“—While visions of Karma coming back to bite them – Danced on their heads-” —djo—

{ “Why the worlds’s big energy firms are running scared from renewables”  >>—>  *  Link  *  }

{ New Stuff Every Day: We don’t change the images with the twitter stuff every day, but there will almost always be something new there, usually at the top of each section. The red headlines under ‘read this:’ & ‘Not this:’  Will be new. The top 4 headlines in blue “Offbeat” will usually be new. The top ten headlines in maroon/brown under “Most Viewed” are almost always all new, with CBC repeating or rewording something every now and then. Some of the green healines under “Other” are new, the ones at the top of the list are the most new. The top 4 purple headlines under “Local / New Brunswick” are New, except when some of those top 4 are repeated over the weekend or a holiday. And several of the top olive green headlines under “First Nations” are new on most days. — thanks,  —djo— }

Eliminate Poverty

Sounds Good To Me – & Harper Has It Wrong —djo—

Ack

My Christmas wish is to see this guy run out of town on a rail. —djo—

Tyranny versus Liberty

Another Quote from Thomas Jefferson. I need to reflect on this before I endorse it whole heartedly — —djo—

Baby Bobcat

If this guy was orange, I’d swear they found Moe’s Baby Picture. —jim w—

Spirit Bear Photo

Dang- Another tweet I thought has to be here. Dear Editor is the Sky, “Please advise! —Amen” —djo—

BBC Tweet

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

malala with peace prize

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

Spirit Networks tweet

Nice Message —jim w—

{ +1,963 New tweets since 9 pm yesterday  – & It just might be National “Something or Other Day”, but nobody tells me these things –  —djo— }

{ Headlines missing from below: —>  Interesting twist on New Brunswick’s moratorium on Fracking : At the top of the list of what would have to change before the new Premier of N.B. would allow fracking and pre-fracking ‘explorations’ would be “Social License” which, he explained, would mean that the citizens of New Brunswick would have to be in favor of that fracking. = “Hmmmm” –  * UBER software raised prices during Australian Hostage Crisis to $140-$200 dollars per ride. Then apologized and offered repayments.  — & Loads of people anonymously did nice things for people they never met & Media completely missed that. *  —djo— }

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Prosecute Cheney

The link with this article doesn’t connect with any article at the New York Times or anywhere else saying Dick Cheney should be prosecuted. & the first time I tried to retweet this I got a snarky message saying my account may not allow me to retweet this article. -weird- —djo—

{ From Democracy Now! : Mayor of NYC is trying to put part of the blame on protesters for the MK Ultra type killing of two NYPD officers. *  Link  *  }

Fox News Admits Error

Fox News admitted to an error after saying it falsely reported that demonstrators were shouting “Kill Cops!” ? Fox News develops a conscience? That’s news. —djo—

Another One

From the BBC: “The US Justice department says it will review the fatal shooting of an unarmed black man by a white police officer in April in Milwaukee” —djo—

===Read This:

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

Avalanches possible in B.C.   ;

Is it a good thing that Library and Archives Canada should be digitizing the files of WWI soldiers?   ;

I never planned to see ‘The Interview’ anyway? Do ya think they tricked the North Koreans into protesting about it to boost tickets sales? Dumb and Dumber do politix?  ;

Yup, It was pretty warm in Atlantic Canada today- is that because politicians and other ice-holes are trying to manifest hell on earth?  ;

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Blasts from the recent past:

Politicians paying somebody to wipe out evidence of overspending? They do more than that, GOTO:   CAFR1.Com  ;

& – Wouldn’t it be nice if people started living by “Love they Neighbor as thyself”- ‘Could you believe it- no more war—‘   –

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===Not This

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

Avalanche Canada issues warning for backcountry users  ;

WWI soldiers’ files being digitized by Library and Archives Canada  ;

Hundreds of theatres begin screening ‘The Interview’  ;

Tempterature records shattered in Atlantic Canada on balmy Christmas Day  ;

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

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 >>—->  We Are All One Spirit  <—-<<

 

Nice Message

Glynis McCants is a Numerologist and a really good person. Even if our numbers don’t make us best friends 😉 —djo—

North Korean Internet Down

First heard about this at about 5 pm. Did Obama get his internet ‘off switch’ and use it? Is that a good thing? —djo—

Gaaaaa

We heard the other night that Nort Korean Media tells the citizens of North Korea that their leader does not pee or poop because he is a god, not a human being. So why would a god need an internet to hack into enemy computers? —djo—

Constructive Dissent

“Is Constructive Dissent a thing of the past?” —djo—

white deer

White Deer? We were accused of trying to pass a goat off as a deer in New Brunswick.  *** Our deer friends are back and happy that we’ve got a nice big bag of oats to share with them for Yuletide celebrations. Not a single one of them was wearing a Santa Claus Hat or wearing jingle bells. That is probably a good thing. ***  —jim w—

“Offbeat”

Jenna the Husky

Husky reunited with her human.

deer on ice

“Deer on Ice Rescued” – This seems more like “Human Decency” than ‘offbeat’.

Quack Quack.

“Dawn of the Ducks”?

 

 

 

 

Gavle Straw Goat Cam

Straw Goat in Gavle, Sweden – Web Cam Shot –

Australia police will destroy a Nickelback CD received as a Secret Santa gift {   }

YouTuber Shane Dawson’s fans revolt after Sony pulls his Taylor Swift parody video   {   }

UBC’s SPIDER telescope seeks Bing Bang’s ‘smoking gun’   { * What happens when they find a bunch of Archangels sitting there grinning at them? * —djo—  }

Stuntman “Mad Mike” Hughes to jump over St. Lawrence River   { * If he goes to the source, he might be able to jump like six inches and clear it. *  —djo—  }

 

===Recently: >>—>

Husky missing for more than 6 months reunited with owner  {  🙂  }

Pen pals from P.E.I. and Tennessee meet after 40 years  {  }

Deer on ice rescued by B.C. conservation officers  {  }

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

MIT researchers design battery powered cheetah robot   {   }

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

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

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

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

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

Swedish town seeks to prevent torching of giant Christmas straw goat   { * It’s a tradition in the town of Gävle, every Christmas they build a 13 meter tall straw goat and about 50% of the time vandals burn it down.  * Link to WebCam * At least in my browser, there was a ‘click here to translate this page’ thing visible for a couple seconds.  Jim W has some distant relatives somewhere in Sweden –  —djo—  }

 

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Electric Vehicle at charging station

New Electric Vehicle at a charging station

“Most Viewed”

The Interview gets CAnadian online release { * Is this a plot to decrease the IQ of everyone in Canada? 😉 *  —djo—  }

Christmas weather breaks records in Atlantic Canada  {   }

The Interview screenings popular across the U.S.  {   }

Fire crews battle blaze at w Yorkville restaurants  {  }

Russian shopping mall lays down U.S. flag doormats {  }

Avalanche Canada issues warnings for backcountry users  {  }

Stephen Harper asks Canadians to pray for military fighting ISIS  { * People with hearts, minds and souls intact: pray that Canadians get rid of Harper. *  —djo— }

Montreal police officers help woman deliver Christmas baby in car  {   }

WWI soldiers’ files being digitized by Library and Archives Canada   {   }

Former president George H.W. Bush [the first] to spend another night in hospital  {  }

-19 photo slide show- 2014: Top images of the year {  }

-Blog- Australia police will destroy a Nickelback CD received as a Secret Santa gift  {  }

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Hands Up - I Can't Breathe!

“I can’t breathe!”

Other:

Thousands pray at Indonesian mosque that survived 2004 tsunami   {   }

Wait is over for CBC News app Android users   {   }

Strong winds five thousands of Quebecers a dark Christmas   {   }

P.K.Subban gives young fans a holiday surprise   {   }

Mayor defends fatal police shooting of black teen near Ferguson   {   }

CDC monitoring lab technician for possible Ebola exposure   {   }

Huge titanosaur among 2014’s dinosaur discoveries   {   }

‘Santa cops’ give $100 bills to pulled-over drivers in Montreal area   {   }

TSX, loonie finish in green as Christmas break begins   {   }

Quebec iron ore mine owner fined $7.5M for environmental charges   {   }

NASA ponders airship city above Venus   {   }

Top 2014 weather story goes to Canada’s long, cold winter   {   }

Gay blood donation lifetime ban could ease in U.S.  {   }

Testimony in Canadian teacher’s sex assault trial starts in Indonesia   {   }

Keurig coffee makers recalled after more than 100 people burned   {   }

Russia’s ‘era of excess’ could end with fallen ruble  {   }

-Special Report- ‘Impossible task’ to say Ghana will remain Ebola free, WHO country director tells CBC   {   }

Health Canada backtracks on citronella bug spray ban  {   }

Want to sleep easy? Don’t use a tablet at bedtime   {   }

NYC mayor will attend funeral of slain police officers despite tension with union   { * The police union was upset with the mayor for saying that cops might be guilty of crimes for killing unarmed black men. Now he might be back in their good graces after accusing protesters of creating the environment that might have convinced a whacko that it might be a good thing to kill cops. Guys- it isn’t the protesters and it isn’t the cops who are the bad guys. The real bad guys are way deep behind the scenes plotting and planning the propaganda they release to create the divide and conquer fear based news and information the big corporate Media pounds into your head every day of your life. Use your heads, chill and talk to people. We can turn this thing around. *  —djo—  }

Does the Elf on the Shelf teach teach our kids to acept a surveillance state?   {   }

Breakthrough bedbug bait and trap invented by B.C. university scientists   { * ‘Invented’? or ‘developed’? *  —djo—  }

Pope Francis blasts ‘spiritual Alzheimer’s’ of Vatican Bureaucracy   {   }

Muhammad Ali ‘vastly improved’ since hospitalization   {   }

Indonesian janitors guilty of rape in case related to Canadian teacher   {   }

5 great books for holiday reading by indigenous authors   {   }

 

===  And:  Daily Stuff ===

-Must Watch- Stephen Harper’s 2014 Christmas message  { * Warning: People with sensitivity to lies: This will make you sick. *  —djo— }

-Must Watch- Queen’s 2014 Christmas message  {   }

-Must Watch- 117th Radish Night festival  {   }

-Editor’s Pick- CBC News launches new Android app  {  }

-Editor’s Pick- Christmas traditions: Why do we celebrate on Dec. 25th?  {  }

-Editor’s Pick- The secret history of your favourite Christmas song  {   }

 

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U.S. sends 4 Afghans back home from Guantanamo   {   }

Apple ‘offended’ by BBC allegations it broke promise to improve factory conditions   {   }

-Opinion- PM’s comments about missing, murdered aboriginal women show ‘lack of respect’   {   }

Health Canada anti-pot ad cites lower IQ, despite contrary evidence   { * Health Canada is “Only Following Orders” from the Prime Minister’s Office. *  —djo—  }

Quebec woman gets jail time after stopping for ducklings led to 2 deaths   { * Morton Thiokol executives never even got their wrists slapped for ignoring warnings from engineers. This led to the spectacular explosion that killed everyone aboard a high profile NASA Shuttle launch. I say maybe they could justify locking up someone who tried to save any life after they’ve locked up everybody who willfully let many more people die in the name of corporate profits. *  —djo—  }

Harper’s new Supreme Court pick sought hefty tax deduction for clothes   { ? }

Trudeau’s Liberals lead in year-end polls, but by how much?   {   }

Frozen, other on-screen deaths in animated films may upset young children   { * Walt Disney: Wanted for psychological child abuse? *  —djo—  }

-Photos- 10 unusual homes around the world   { *  Link  *  }

Methane spikes on Mars puzzle researchers   { * Um let’s see, maybe there’s a secret underground civilization where cows graze on fields of clover and fart their methane into ducts that divert it into wind tunnels and eventually vent it out into the atmosphere as spikes? Anybody got a better idea? *  —djo—  }

Jeb Bush to ‘actively explore’ 2016 presidential run   { * All we need is another Bush in the White House, how about we send him to Mars to investigate the methane spikes instead? *  —djo—  }

Cheaper oil could cost Canadian governments $13B a year, CIBC   { * How much are government lies and ‘bull chips’ costing Canada now? And while we’re at it how much is idiotic ‘bull chips’ from Banks costing everybody every minute of every day? CIBC is a Canadian bank. *  —djo—  }

Loonie at 85 cents as oil slips below $56 U$   {   }

Actor Samuel L. Jackson challenges stars to help stop ‘racist police’   {   }

CIA interrogation chief warns of fall-out from betrayal in torture report   { * What about the internation fall-out we have been suffering from since the whole world already knew about the betrayal of everything we used to believe was good and right about our ‘American’ government and way of life by CIA types and other  ice-holes who believe they have a right to torture and abuse anybody they feel like abusing? *  —djo—  }

‘Incredibly weak’ deal salvaged at UN climate talks in Peru   {   }

Federal government allows Microsoft to bring foreign worker trainees [ -to Canada ]  { * This is after a big fuss this year about Temporary Foreign Workers in Canada *  —djo—  }

N.L. premier ‘cannot trust’ Stephen Harper, says fisheries fund rules changed  {   }

-Audio- 5 battles fought to bring Tolkien’s tales to the big screen  { *  Link  *  Interesting – There may be a New Zealand follow up movie entitled “Peter Jackson Goes to Hell”  —djo—  }

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Our ape ancestors came down from the trees for cocktails  { * Now this one belongs in ‘offbeat’ * —djo— *** Um, the best intelligence I have on ‘Creation versus Evolution’ is : Archangelic beings created human bodies and inhabited them to jump start the human race. They later made it possible for more than one method of procreation, prefering a highly advanced spiritual form over the physical form we all use these days. “Adam and Eve” were symbolic of the first generation of ‘souls’ that evolved up through the animal kingdom to the level where they could become human beings. The Earth, and Solar System move through 4 distinct levels inside the material universe. The density or matter and magnetism in these levels dictates what most humans on this planet can understand. At about 500 A.D. we hit rock bottom and most citizens of earth could only understand the purely physical. At about 1000 A.D. we moved up to this level, characterized by our understanding of electricity. = Electricity can move through wires, water can move through earth, stone, wood, etc. ‘souls’ can inhabit physical bodies. We May be approaching the next level up- in which most citizens of this planet will be able to grasp principals of magnetism. Magnetism can control electricity which can control physical stuff.  The highest level will be reached when most inhabitants of this planet understand Spirit. Spiritual energy can control magnetism which can control electricity which can control physical stuff. If and when we achieve that Spiritual “Golden Age” again, most humans are supposed to be able to grasp the meaning of life and why we’re here. The bad guys don’t want this to happen. That’s why we’re going through so much nonsense right now. If the bad guys win and we lose the planet will not make it to the highest levels. If the good guys win we will make the jump to another Golden Age in a couple thousand years. If things go on the way they look like they’re going, the bad guys with all their illusions and delusions may ‘jump’ with this planet in a downward spiral spin off into a nuclear winter and incredibly tough conditions that will make life on this planet nearly impossible to sustain. And the good guys will wake up on a virtually identical copy of this world, possibly a higher dimensional copy, parallel world on it’s way up with a lot of happier, more loving, sharing, compassionate and ethical from birth type people and happier animals and plants. Like Doug says, we could use your prayers, guys- lots of them. ***  —jim w— }

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   {   }

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

 

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“Local / New Brunswick”

mother

“Fredericton Mother”

mother and daughter

Mother and daughter in Fredericton

Youth Feminist President

President of the Fredericton Youth Feminists

 

 

 

 

NB Liquor’s growler program chided by 2 craft breweries  {   }

Rain storm heading for New Brunswick on Christmas Eve {   }

2 killed, 2 injured in head-on crash near Little Bartiboque {   }

Temperature records shattered in Atlantic Canada on balmy Christmas Day {   }

 

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

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

New Brunswick hit with more power outages    {   }

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

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

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

New Brunswickers losing faith in electrical grid  {   }

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Cartoon

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

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“First Nations”

Game Changer B.C. Aboriginal

Last June 26th, The Supreme Court of Canada ruled in favor of the Tsilhqot’in First Nation of B.C. granting it title over 438,000 hectares of land, the long ignored tribe became a priority for the B.C. government, CBC says this was a major ‘Game-Changer’. —djo—

Perry Bellegarde

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

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

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

Red Winter, Ottawa

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

Another Round Dance

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

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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

Reporter’s Notebook: Waubgeshig Rice on the Omushkegowuk Walkers  {  }

-Opinion- The Inuit spirit of sharing is alive the Christmas  {  }

Neskantaga chief says ‘unmanned’ airport harmful during suicide crisis {  }

Tsilhqot’in land ruling was a game changer for B.C.  {  }

Neskantaga First Nation suffers abitger kiss ti suicide  {  }

Rob Clarke’s controversial bill to change the Indian Act passed into law  { * – There are a couple of national discussions that few governments want to risk political capital to wade into — one is the Constitution, the other is the Indian Act. – Conservative MP Rob Clarke decided he’d dip his toe into the latter three years ago with a private member’s bill, after hearing for years from aboriginal leaders how reviled the Indian Act was.

– Last week, his Indian Act Amendment and Replacement Act became law. Clarke — a member of Saskatchewan’s Muskeg Lake First Nation — says he’s proud to be the first aboriginal person to record such a legislative achievement. – “I thought well, let’s start a dialogue nobody’s actually taken…on, head on,” Clarke said in an interview. – “I thought it would be better for a First Nations person to stake this forward and create some substantial change, but also to create some dialogue between government and First Nations.” – The legislation repeals long-outdated references to residential schools in the Indian Act, and removes a reference to restricting certain people on reserves from trade. – The bill also give bands the responsibility to manage the publication of their bylaws on the Internet, in the Canada Gazette, or other venues. – The bylaw issue recently came up in Saskatchewan, when home moving companies complained that they were being charged by a band for driving on their roads, but were not able to view the rule in print. – A complicated element that dealt with overhauling how wills and estates are dealt with was amended out when the bill was studied in committee. – But the central feature of Clarke’s bill is the requirement that the aboriginal affairs minister appear at a Commons committee every year to report on his or her progress in developing a replacement for the Indian Act. – The Indian Act itself is extremely unpopular, but crafting an alternative has been a political challenge. The prime minister’s own attempt to reform funding for First Nations education evaporated this year as talks between the federal government and aboriginal leaders came to a standstill. – Piecemeal solution? – Many First Nations voices criticized Clarke’s bill as a piecemeal attempt to address the problem, without the proper consultation required under the Constitution. – “While it may be difficult to speak to every First Nation in the country, there is a need to ensure that First Nations’ voices are heard and that every effort is made to speak with those First Nations who hold the rights and will be impacted,” Assembly of First Nations B.C. regional chief and now Liberal candidate Jody Wilson-Raybould told a Commons committee. – Clarke says it’s unreasonable to think an MP would have the resources to do widespread national consultations. He said he did travel across the country and wrote to all First Nations reserves looking for their input. – “Yeah, I received a lot of criticism, however there was also a lot of people who said, it’s about time something was done, and actually somebody taking charge and trying to make effective change,” Clarke said. – Saskatchewan Sen. Lillian Dyck used stronger language recently when she said Clarke was “behaving like a white man” by pushing the bill. She later said she recognized the comment could be hurtful. – Others have suggested that the impetus for overhauling the Indian Act should come from First Nations themselves — a position that Clarke bristles at. – “When (NDP MP) Jean Crowder stands up in the House and says this has to be aboriginally led, from aboriginal to aboriginal, I say, hold on there — I’m native, I’m First Nations, why can’t I do this?” said Clarke. – “We do have to start looking at a better relationship.” –   }

Attempted murder, sexual assault charges laid in beathing of girl  {  }

Saskatchewan govenment creates Advisory Group on Poverty Reduction  {  }

Austin Bigtobacco charged with murder in Skiskia teen’s death  {  }

Protest reignites calls to fire Mike Wasyslyshen from police force  {  }

Chrisma Ann Joy Denny found safe, will return to Nova Scotia  {  }

Kashechewan evacuees receive backpacks of supplies from Marhkan students  {  }

-Photos- Iqaluit resident turns public obscentities into something positive  {  }

What went wrong with Nutrition North food subsidy program?  {  }

Balfour Collegiate changes name from Redmen to Bears  {  }

Holiday reading list: 5 great books by indigenous authors  {  }

Donovan McGlaughlin, Yukon man with no birth certificate, fights for citizenship  {  }

No hunting of Baffin Island caribou until further notice  {  }

-Opinion- Stephen Harper’s comments on missing, murdered aboriginal women show ‘lack of respect’  {  }

Chemical dump forces Songhees First Nation evacuations  {  }

Balfour Collegiate changes name from Redmen to Bears  {  }

Grand Chief intervenes in Kenora high school basketball suspension  {  }

Trailbreaker on the road in Fort Chipewyan, Alta.  {  }

– 7 photo slide show – Unreserved: December 20  {  }

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Manitoba chiefs want teacher Brad Baduik fired for ‘hateful’ comments  {  }

-Photos- One Nunavut man’s struggle to feed his kids  {  }

Susan Aglukark arrives in Iqaluit with gifts of food  {  }

Painted Pony Cafe in Kamloops serves up Aboriginal fare  {  }

Site C dam approved by B.C. government  { * the $9-billion Site C dam would be a massive hydroelectric project that would flood a large area of the Peace River Valley in northeastern B.C. *  —djo—}

Manitoba chief says fire inspections would condemn reserve homes  {  }

The fight for missing and murdered aboriginal women reached a boiling point in 2014  {  }

Tears of joy as bison return to a Saskatchewan First Nation  {  }

Nunatsiavut’s Joey Angnatok wins Inuit Recognition Award  {  }

Manslaughter charges laid in Winnipeg woman’s death  {  }

Site C dam: How we got here and whay you need to know  {  }

Grade 8 girl dies by suicide in Fort Chipewyan  {  }

Amnesty International slams Harper government for putting economy ahead of rights  {  }

Big Black Van roaming Winnipeg’s streets a likely hoax, police say  {  }

Inquest told Manitoba reserve had no chance fighting house fire  {  }

Woman, 29, stabbed to death in Winnipeg’s North End  {  }

Cree walkers against uranium mining arrive in Montreal after 850 km walk  {  }

iPods give Yellowknife seniors a blast from the past  {  }

RCMP takedown of First Nations elder captured in photo  {  }

Unreserved: truth and reconcilliation and reaching out to the grassroots  {  }

Manitoba invests $150K in program to help aboriginal sex assault victims  {  }

Transparency act called ‘control tactic’ by Manitoba chief  {  }

Regina man Simon Ash-Moccasin says he’s a victim of racial profiling  {  }

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

Rinelle Harper to be honoured at AFN opening ceremonies  {  }

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

Ottawa takes First Nations to court over transparency law  {  }

The realities of poverty  {  }

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Imagine Peace Tower

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

Doreen Virtue Tweet

Another Nice Message

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Help!

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

Beluga

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

blow your whistles

I hope those Pandas and Belugas are well armed, we really need them…. —djo— Monday, 15 DEcember, this article/photo was retweeted quite a few times today.  —djo—

Help!

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

Monsanto Sux

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

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

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

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  * }

Debate over Prostitution Laws

This photo bothers me for a couple reasons: (1) a prostitute who looks this good would not have to stand on a street corner to drum up business. (2) I don’t like the implications that anyone who dresses like this might be a prostitute – I mean think about it: Almost every woman in Hollywood these days would be suspect. (3) Any politician who tries to convince you that prostitutes are a bigger threat to your welfare than those politicians [are] should be castrated in public. —djo—

Freedom of the Press

New York Times Reporter James Risen is facing jail times if he refuses to testify in a trial against a CIA agent accused of leaking sensitive material. Freedom Of The Press is always an issue, More so lately. —djo—

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—

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110 million year old fossils

I remember being in 5th or 6th grade, reading about Archaeologists exploring what they believed were the earliest ruins of a civilization that died out ‘thousands of years ago’ & thinking that was almost incomprehensible- Then somebody told me there has been intelligent life on this planet for 11 million years. now they’re finding 110 million year old fossils? wow- — djo—

German Anti-Nazism Rally

German Protest against racism and Neo-Nazism

 *  Walter Burien’s Web site explains how governments all over the ‘free world’ are stealing from their citizens and ‘cooking their books’ :  * link to CAFR1.com *

Links >>—-> The definitive ranking of ridiculous and misleading Conservative names for bills put before Canadian Parliament:

Note: ‘Http.com’ Hijacked the original links we put here for these two links.

Let Us Know if any other links have been effed with, thank you

>>——> J.Z.N McCauley’s NaNo Novel <——<<

{ -jda-‘s NaBloPoMo entry disappeared from the list. & Jim’s NaNoWriMo Novel has gone over 90,000 words as of November 19th. }

{ Don’t know how many new tweets since late last night. We crashed.  Medium but poignant Traffic? in the ‘Tweet-us-sphere’  —djo— }

Recent earthquakes in Alberta linked to fracking: study  {  }

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

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

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

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

 

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

Hobbit Movie Schnarr

The first thing I read about the latest Hobbit movie said it’s the best one yet. I’ll tell ya after I’ve seen it. —djo—

Wiki Leaks Merchandise

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

Fake Headlines

Play Darth Vader’s Theme while you read this. 😉 —djo—

Aria Stark

On the lighter side, one of my daughter’s favorite actresses made the news for attending a movie premier.

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

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

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

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

Privacy Breakthrough?

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

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.”

 

– “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.

resistsurveillance.org

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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?:-

Quebec woman gets jail time after stopping for ducklings led to 2 deaths   { * Morton Thiokol executives never even got their wrists slapped for ignoring warnings from engineers. This led to the spectacular explosion that killed everyone aboard a high profile NASA Shuttle launch. I say maybe they could justify locking up someone who tried to save any life after they’ve locked up everybody who willfully let many more people die in the name of corporate profits. *  —djo—  } Emma Czrnobaj gets 90 days in jail for [trying to save ducks on a highway and causing a fatal accident in the process] {  }

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. Lineup for execution? = Monsanto execs & engineers on one side of a very long street and Oil company execs on the other, and Fracking advocates down the middle? *  —djo—  }

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Law can protect social media users who blindly consent to terms of service  { * It CAN – but will it? *  —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— }

-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—  }

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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— }

 

FBI-Paranoid-orPullingYourStrings

Is the FBI this paranoid, or is this a propaganda bomb they think they can drop on us? —djo—

Dystopia is Now

Believe it. Dystopia is Now. We are the Future. What can we do to fix this? Pray for Guidance and help from Heaven. — Boycott the Mall Of America — Merry Christmas —djo—

Sony Vs Twitter

Sony threatens Twitter over #SonyHack content posted by a user. —djo—

Lions looking at industrial pollution

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

{ 10:10 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——— }

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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 Other Sources:

{   “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—  }

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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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Other:

-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——— }

Monday, 20 October, 2014 – CBC News Headlines:

Monday, 20 October, 2014  -( 41˚F / 5˚C –  & partly cloudy  @ 9:45 pm near Ithaca )-  { Headlines compiled by douglas j otterson & jim wellington }

{ Today is my mother’s, Tom Petty’s, & a couple guys I’ve worked with’s- birthday. (Like Josh T. from Renfrew)- & one person who doesn’t want their birthday made public- —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’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:

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—  }

-Go Public- Negative online reviews can lead to threats of legal action from targeted businesses    { * It says an Ottawa student learned that the hard way. * —djo— }

Prince William and Kates 2nd baby due in April: official  {  }

Russian ship carrying tonnes of fuel now docked in BC port    {  }

Canadian Ebola response team starts dry run in Nova Scotia   {  }

Nigeria declared Ebola-free with now new cases in 42 days  {  }

-Updated- ‘A spectacular success story’: WHO declares Nigeria free of Ebola  {  }

Content streaming could leave Bell and Rogersl only providing the ‘pipe   { * – Canadians who want to view specialty channels and watch their favourite shows must go through their cable providers, like Bell and Rogers. – But some industry experts say that may change. They suggest that Canadians will inevitably have access to American content streamed online when online streaming becomes the norm and more and more people abandon their cable providers. – It’s already happening south of the border. Last week, HBO announced that it will allow Americans to stream its programming online next year without having to subscribe to the cable channel. –  While HBO won’t be streaming its service into Canada, at least not yet, the experts say the pressure from the public and from some content providers to allow more streamed foreign content is bound to grow. And that could mean that Bell and Rogers may eventually be relegated to essentially providing the “pipe” —  or the actual cables, connecting to households that facilitate internet or wireless service. – “[Rogers] controls the pipe as does Bell. They will come to the realization, that’s their model, forget about content, and all this other nonsense, they don’t really have anything of propriety there to offer,” said Fred Lazar, an economics professor at York University’s Schulich School of Business. “Focus on the pipe, control that, and essentially increase the rates charged there as people start migrating.” – *  —djo— }

-Old- Chrétien defends Trudeau’s Iraq position, calls CF-18 mission ‘marginal’ response   { * Former prime minister Jean Chrétien says he supports Liberal Leader Justin Trudeau’s decision to oppose Canada’s air combat mission in Iraq. *  —jim w— }

-New- 7 surprising revelations from Justin Trudeau’s memoir  {  }

-Old- Foreign caregivers backlog grows as families wait for residency  { * The number of individuals waiting for permanent resident status under a program that brings foreign caregivers and nannies to Canada has ballooned to more than 60,000, according to documents released under an access to information request. * —djo— }

 

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Deflated Sculpture.

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

“Offbeat”

 

Paris ‘sex toy’ sculpture deflated by angry locals   {  }

Canadian Pacific accidentally bulldozes Montreal park   {   }

Identity theft? Barack Obama’s under-used credit card declined in New York restaurant   {  }

Saskatoon family wants to keep raccoon as pet   {  }

{ Everything here is repeated from Saturday- —djo— }

 

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“Most Viewed”

Canada’s Dumbest Charge: The 5 most frustrating fees  { * & I can think of a couple more Like income tax and utility bills and local municipal taxes. If what Walter Burien says is true at CFR1 dot com then they’re extorting from all of us and don’t need a penny of it, the lying ice-holes *  —djo— }

How foreign online streaming will upset Bell and Rogers apple carts   {  }

Rob Ford asked to leave Ward 17 advance voting station  {  * “You can’t campaign for anyone while you’re here.” *  —djo—  }

harper sux donkey dicks

The above photo says it all.

ISIS fight: Turkey helping anti-ISIS Kurds defending of Kobani  {  }

Claudia Huber, Yukon woman, killed in bear attack  { * She and another person operated ‘Breath of Wilderness’ a year-round adventure touring company. The article says the company website includes a German translation. *  —djo— }

Prince William, Kate’s 2nd child due in April   { & Cathi Harris, one of our ‘stringers’ predicted this and a lot of other things that have happened this year as part of her Year’s-End/Looking Ahead to next year pedictions that she does every year around or before New Year’s Day. She was almost frighteningly accurate this year.  —djo— }

Lynn Gehl challenges Indian status denial in Ontario court   { * A woman is challenging a decision made previously that she didn’t know who one of her grandfathers was. Her lawyer says the government’s ‘ultimate goal’ is to deny status whenever possible “-so stat at the end of the day there will be no Indians.” *  —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— }

-12 photo slide show- Syria-Turkey border town Kobai under siege by ISIS   {  }

-Blog- Ebola-themed TV series one of many attempts to capitalize on deadly virus  {  }

 

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Other:

-New- Hong Kong protests: Fresh clashes deepen sense of impasse on resolution  {  }

Turkey changes course, helps anti-ISIS Kurds defending Kobani   {  }

Rob Ford sent letter after 2nd sighting at advance poll   {  }

Quebec home daycare worker strike hits parents of 90,000 children    {  }

-New- Mars orbiters survive close encounter with Comet Siding Spring   { *** On Last night’s television news, there was an animated graphic in which three satellites/orbiters around mars moved to hide behind the planet as the comet came closest to Mars. ***  —jim w—  }

-New- Women’s fight for Indian status has personal, political implications   {  }

U.S. conducts airdrops to Kurdish forces battling ISIS in Syria    {  }

Jay Leno receives Mark Twain Prize for humour  { * & Did I tell you that reincarnation researchers are pretty much convinced tht Mark Twain reincarnated as Kurt Vonnegut? They even look a lot alike. *  —jim w— }

Boy starved to death memorialized with Superman statue in Toronto  {  }

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- Comet hurtling towards Mars    {  }

-Must Watch- Dramatic house fire rescue    {  }

-Editor’s Pick- Why the ISIS mission is Obama’s real ‘red line’   {  }

-Editor’s Pick- 8 ways to protect yourself from market madness   {  }

-Editor’s Pick- Foreign caregivers backlog grows as families wait for residency   {  }

-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- Rogers & Netflix have teamed up to make their first TV show together   {  }

-Business- Crude price drop top of mind as oilpatch reporting season begins   {  }

-Business- WestJet allows gloves as flight crews worldwide worry about Ebola   {  }

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

-Politics- Trudeau leaves door open for Liberals to reverse planned Harper tax cuts   {  }

-Politics- Powerful camps behind Tory nomination skirmish in Ontario   {  }

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

-Politics- Canada’s combat mission inIraq could last beyond 6 months  { * How can you tell when a politician is lying? His mouth moves.*  —djo— }

-Arts & Entertainment- Misty Upham, actress, confirmed dead   { * Of apparent suicide. * —djo— }

Green inflatable art before attack.

“Le Monde reported that American artist Paul McCarthy was hit in the face Thursday by a man who said the sculpture, which had just been inflated on the Place Vendôme, had no place there.” (Jacques Brinon/The Associated Press)

-Arts & Entertainment- Paris ‘sex toy’ inflatable art removed after attack by vandals   { * It wasn’t the artist who gave it that nickname. Somebody didn’t like it, attacked it, deflated it. * —djo—   }

-Technology & Science- Project to save wild Atlantic salmon in Bay of Fundy begins   {   }

-Technology & Science- What’s new in OS X Yosemite   { * Sorry- I’m not going to jump into this one. I don’t care if every freaking browser I have squawks and balks and tells me it will no longer be supported. Unless Apple gets a whole lot less greedy they can go perform unnatural acts with themselves. * We expected better from Apple.  —jim w—  }

-Technology & Science- Northern white rhino death puts species on brink of extinction   {  }

-Community- Parents could be liable for what their kids post on Facebook, Georgia court rules   {  }

-Community- Kissing protesters flood British grocery store to protest treatment of lesbian couple   {  }

-Community- Barbie hoping not to add ‘unemployed’ to career list   { * I betcha I know someone who would buy a ‘Bag-Lady Barbie’ *  —djo— }

 

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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— }

Shelley Rinehart named Liberal candidate in Saint John East  {  }

Moncton’s Chantal Thanh Laplante earns Governor General’s award  {  }

Man dies in Saint-Louis-de-Kent house fire  {  }

-Atlantic Voice- No fat jokes here: Doctor dispelling weight gain myths through comedy  {  }

Gassing and dashing sends Moncton man to jail    { He skipped out without paying after filling his tank 3 times. They have cameras, they caught him.  }

Saint John East byelection set for November  { * That’s as soon as they schedule one for.  *  —djo— }

Saint John man missing$6K in cheque scam    { * He says, check your bank statements guys, somebody has been cashing cheques he wrote once- multiple times over.  —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—  }

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    {  }

Saskatoon police on two missing persons cases    {  }

-CBC Investigates- Sipekne’katik cranberry project anything but fruitful   { * It was supposed to be a way for a struggling band to make money. But three quarters of a million dollars later, and three years after construction of a cranberry bog began on the Sipekne’katik First Nation, not a single berry has grown there. * *** & I’ve got the feeling from the tone of that statement –  that somebody believes that loads of money is being wasted on projects meant to help First Nations people. ***  —djo— }

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

Manitoba Hydro evicted from northern dam station   {  }

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  {  }

-Video- N.W.T. child services to work to support families   {  }

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

 

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{ 12:00 pm —Ready to Rock and Roll— & Thankful for help from Jim W again —   ———djo——— }

Monday, 13 October, 2014 – CBC News Headlines:

{ Thanksgiving Day In Canada – Scarf’s Birthday }

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Monday, 13 October, 2014  -( 62˚F / 17˚C – & cloudy here @ 2:00 pm near Ithaca )-  { Headlines compiled by douglas j otterson and jim wellington }

harper sux donkey dicks

The above photo says it all.

{ 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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Hawk attacks Drone.

“Hawk takes out drone” video captured at Magazine Beach, Massachusetts.

Thursday, October 9, 2014 –  would have been John Lennon’s 74th birthday.

{ Thought of the Day: I just watched ‘GasLand II” the HBO documentary-movie, most of the way through, for about the tenth time. Why are governmental ‘mouthpieces’ still tring to say that Shale Gas is: (1) a good thing, and, (2) the best way to go?  The best scientific evidence reported on in that movie showed that there is more than enough wind power available to generate 5 times our needed electricity- virtually free- forever- & it is renewable, does not pollute, does not poison your water supply. -And if the wind slows down, solar photovoltaics can fill in the gaps. And then there’s always hydro-electric and maybe even tidal generation possible.  The only thing ‘wrong’ with these renewable technologies is the fact that no greedy corporation has found a way to control them enough with lies and propaganda to raise the price high enough to keep billions of people in low-wage-slavery for the foreseeable future.   —djo— }

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Lead Articles:

2 people with Ebola-like symptoms in Ottawa, Belleville hospitals   {  }

Hong Kong protesters rebuild destroyed barricades    {  }

French economist Jean Tirole wins Nobel economocs prize    {  }

1st human trials of Canadian Ebola vaccine start in U.S.  {  }

Lights out till Thursday after downtown Calgary electrical fire    {  }

More Ebola cases possible among health workers who cared for Dallas patient  {  }

India cyclone kills 24   {  }

 

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Cosplayer as the Joker

“Cosplayer as the Joker” at New York Comic Con 2014.

“Offbeat”

New York Comic Con 2014: costumes and crowds   { See photo-  —djo—  }

Hello Kitty exhibit opens in Los Angeles   { * ‘Hello! Exploring the Supercute World of Hello Kitty’ museum celebrates Japanese icon’s 40th anniversary.*  —djo— }

Wife carrying championship: An unusual Nordic tradition returns { * In one photo a wife is sitting on one guy’s shoulders as he looks like he’s walking somewhere in a hurry. * —jim w—  }

-Repeat- How’s this for fun? Pretending to be a boring office drone on Facebook   {  }

-From Saturday- Record setting bluefin tuna hauled in by Nova Scotia girl  { * & All of the above Offbeat headlines are repeats from yesterday* —djo—  }

Young woman congratulated for record breaking catch by another record holder.

A 12-year-old woman caught this fish, and according to the rules, could not be helped in any way by anyone, especially adults. She told in the radio interview how heavy the tuna was in pounds but the idiots give the weight in kilograms in this article.

 

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“Most Viewed”

Brother and sister whose home was illegally invaded by violent police officers.

Tyson and Cirbie Bishop said they can’t understand how they’ve paid a higher price than the police officer who entered Tyson’s home illegally and assualted him with a Taser.

Violent police home invasion leads to $66K bill for victims  { * Halifax officer keeps his job and isn’t charged after illegal entry and assault on resident.  –  “”It was just like Cops. Or like a movie. The house was dark. The house was quiet … then bang-bang-bang! on my upstairs door,” said Tyson Bishop, 36, recalling the 2008 encounter. – “It was a home invasion. They invaded my home.” – Within seconds, it escalated to one of the officers shooting Bishop with a Taser stun gun when he tried to stop police from hitting his sister in the face. -Tyson and Cirbie Bishop said they can’t understand how they’ve paid a higher price than the police officer who entered Tyson’s home illegally and assaulted him with a Taser. – “I was fearful for her life,” said Bishop, a GM salesman. “I was watching them pick her up and drop her face on the floor. She was crying.” – “Absolutely unreal,” said Cirbie Bishop, 31. “Under no circumstances would anyone ever believe that two police officers could just enter your home illegally and do that to you.” – Officer broke the law –  One of the officers, Const. Jordan Gilbert, was later sanctioned for illegal entry and assault, after a decision by a police complaint review board. But he was never criminally charged and he kept his job. – The Bishops, who had never been in trouble with the law before, said they are left with $66,000 in legal costs, which the municipality refuses to cover. – “They came into the house without a warrant. They came into the house with absolutely no right to. And we are left to pay for that,” said Cirbie Bishop, an insurance claims representative. – Submit your story ideas: – Go Public is an investigative news segment on CBC TV, radio and the web. We tell your stories and hold the powers that be accountable. -We want to hear from people across the country with stories they want to make public. -Submit your story ideas to Kathy Tomlinson at Go Public – Follow @CBCGoPublic onTwitter – On that night six years ago, the siblings had a Halloween party at Tyson Bishop’s townhouse. They said it was a normal party, with costumes, decorations, drinks and music. Police were called twice over noise complaints by a neighbour. – By the time Const. Gilbert and Const. Mathew Poole arrived to answer the second call at 3 a.m., however, the party was over and the townhouse was dark. Six people, including the Bishop siblings, were sitting around quietly in an upstairs bedroom. – When the officers got no answer at the front door, they entered anyway, then went upstairs and pounded on the bedroom door, ordering anyone who didn’t live there to leave. – “They were just screaming and yelling and swearing and forcing people out of the house,” Cirbie Bishop said, as everyone scrambled. “We had no idea we were there doing anything wrong. We just had a private party.” – She banged into Gilbert while going through the bedroom doorway. He considered that assault, so he and Poole grabbed and detained her. Gilbert later admitted he hit her in the face while pinning her on the bathroom floor. – Cirbie Bishop suffered injuries after being hit in the face while Const. Jordan Gilbert was trying to arrest her. – “They picked me up and they threw me on my face,” she said. – When Tyson Bishop tried to step in and protect his sister, Gilbert Tasered him — in the face — at close range. “You just collapse. You fall so fast and so hard. It’s such a jolt to your head,” Bishop recalled. – Gilbert also admitted hitting him twice.”

-Submit your story ideas: – Go Public is an investigative news segment on CBC TV, radio and the web. We tell your stories and hold the powers that be accountable. -We want to hear from people across the country with stories they want to make public. -Submit your story ideas to Kathy Tomlinson at Go Public – Follow @CBCGoPublic onTwitter –  —djo— }

Misunderstood and often midiagnosed, the mystery of vertigo   {  }

Birth control pill threatens fish populations  { “-The lead researcher of a new study is calling for improvements to some of Canada’s waste water treatment facilities after finding that introducing the birth control pill in waterways created a chain reaction in a lake ecosystem that nearly wiped out a freshwater fish. – ‘It’s a problem that we can certainly resolve with better wastewater treatment.’– Karen Kidd, University of New Brunswick  –  The study, which is being published in Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society B on Monday, found that introducing small amounts of estrogen into a lake led to the near extinction of the fathead minnow because it interfered with the fish’s ability to reproduce.

“- Lead researcher Karen Kidd of the University of New Brunswick said the study has been ongoing since the late 1990s, when researchers in the United Kingdom discovered that male fish began to develop eggs when estrogen was introduced in their habitat. – Kidd said their study set out to build on that research to determine whether the estrogen would affect the fathead minnow’s ability to reproduce and whether there were larger effects on the lake’s ecosystem.introduced in their habitat. – Drinking water contaminated with excreted drugs a growing concern – Reseachers started introducing small amounts of estrogen into an Ontario freshwater lake research facility in 2001, Kidd said. -Estrogen in the birth control pill ends up in municipal sewage and eventually in waterways. – “Right away, the male fish started to respond to the estrogen exposure by producing egg yolk proteins and shortly after that they started to develop eggs,” she said in an interview from Saint John, N.B. “They were being feminized.” – Kidd said shortly after introducing the estrogen, the number of fathead minnow crashed, reducing numbers to just one per cent of the population. – “It was really unexpected that they would react so quickly and so dramatically,” she said. “The crash in the population was very evident and very dramatic and very rapid and related directly to the estrogen addition.” – Domino effect – Kidd said that created a domino effect, causing the population of lake trout, the fathead minnow’s main predator, to decline. She said the number of insects, the fathead minnow’s main source of food, also started to increase. – There are several areas in Canada that have feminized male fish because of municipal water sewage being released into waterways, Kidd said, including in Wascana Creek in Saskatchewan, the Grand River in southwest Ontario and the South Saskatchewan River in southern Alberta.

“- “It’s a problem that we can certainly resolve with better wastewater treatment,” she said. -”  —djo—  }

B.C. teachers in court Tuesday as province appeals decisions in their favour  {  }

-Blog- Creepy clowns in the night haunt California county   { “Reports of creepy clowns carrying knives and other weapons have been scaring people in the California city of Bakersfield for the past week, police said on Sunday.”  —djo— }

-Thursday’s Blog- Fracking company launches pink drill bits for breast cancer awareness  { *This bit of manipulation is pretty freakin low, even for these corporate ice-holes. Trying to link a program that is destroying people’s health, property values and quality of life, as well as putting their lives in actual danger- to a campaign to raise awareness of women’s health issues is worse than unethical, cynical, bold face lying: on a par with telling Africans with AIDs that raping a virgin would cure their disease.*  >>—-> Link to Huffington Post article on Gasland 2 * Fracking may be more hazardous to our health and quality of life than we have previously warned about. Find a copy of Gasland 2 and watch it. — To be fair,  Forbes has been trying to label the movie as ‘Luddite Slander of Fracking’ *** but too many people without a horse in this race have ‘scientifically remote viewed without prejudice’ a future in which the USA has been reduced to less than a third world nation caused in a large part by fracking.   —djo— }

 

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Other:

Canadian detained in Indonesian child sex assault probe faces 30 more days in jail   {  }

-Go Public- Violent police ‘home invasion’ leads to $66K bill for victims   { * There’s more of this article in the ‘Most Viewed’ section above. —djo— }

Irish Ecological dilemma.

Irish Ecological dilemma. Don’t let this happen everywhere-

Turkey denies deal reached with U.S. on air base use in ISIS fight   {  }

Control of education policy at stake as B.C. appeals teachers’ court victories   {  }

-Analysis- As markets fail, IMF urges more economic risk-taking: Don Pittis   {  }

Assisted suicide: Where do Canada and other countries stand?   {  }

Hong Kong protesters boost barricades   {  }

Sentencing phase begins for Oscar Pistorius’s culpable homicide conviction  {  }

Tony Abbot, Australia PM, plans to ‘shirtfront’ Vladimir Putin at G20   {  }

Kurds call for more airstrikes in Syria as they struggle to hold Kobani   {  }

Sudden oil price drop a crude awakening for Canada’s economy   { *** “If it sends the current Conservative government packing, we’ll take it-” ***  —djo— }

St.Louis police arrest 17 at protest over shooting deaths of black men   {  }

-Must Watch- Typhoon Vongfong hits China coast   {  }

-Must Watch- The fight for Kobani   {  }

-Editor’s Pick- What to know about this year’s flu virus   {  }

-Editor’s Pick- Oilsands ‘victory’ in Europe – but how will they get it there?   { “Selling oilsands to Europe still a challenge, despite EC decision [ not to label it as ‘dirty oil’ ]”   —djo— }

-Editor’s Pick- Thanksgiving dinner: how to eat as much as possible   { * “Eating competetition champion, all-you-can-eat buffet owner weigh in on strategy.”  —djo—  }

-World- Powerful storms batter Japan and India  {  }

-Business- S&P 500 touches lowest level in 5 months   {  }

-Business- Nobel prize for economics won by Jean Tirole of France   {  }

-Business- Fears that shoddy Toronto condos could become future slums   {  }

-Business- Fiat Chrysler begins trading on New York Stock Exchange   {  }

-Politics- Just don’t call it ‘sociology’: Tories seek bids for terrorism research.  { * Do they want to learn how to better use terrorism against their electorate? They’re doing quite well – controlling the news- invoking an atmosphere of constant anxiety and fear in a calculated effort to better control the hearts and minds of citizens kept in a state of constant fear-  —djo— }

-Arts & Entertainment- Misty Upham, actress from August: Osage County, missing   {  }

-Technology & Science- X-37B robotic space plane set to return from 22-month orbital mission   {   }

-Technology & Science- Nuclear plants must give anti-radiation pills to nearby residents: regulator   {  }

-Technology & Science- Privacy concerns remain as cyberbullying bill inches closer to law   {  }

-Community- Katy Perry’s Super bowl halftime show sparks excitement, cynicism from readers   {  }

-Community- ‘No means yes?’ Singapore drops sex ed program after student complaint   {  }

 

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Canadian Money – they no longer use pennies. New Brunswick currently has a minimum wage at $10 an hour.

“Local / New Bruswick”

Anti-poverty group pushes for higher minimum wage    {  }

N.B. vineyards face mediocre harvest due to storm Arthur   {  }

Hockey program’s goal: get kids on the ice minus big expense  {  }

Alma sending off lobster fleet with all-night party  {  }

Cancer patient calls for equal funding for take-home drugs   {  }

-N.B.Page- -New- Medicinal chaga mushroom may be over-harvested in N.B. forests   {  }

Today’s weather: Peter Coade’s synopsis   {  }

P.E.I. justice minister calls on N.S. to join securities regulator   {  }

 

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Google Enchanted Owl Doodle

Inuit Artist Kenojuak Ashevak was honoured by Google with this doodle on what would have beeh her 87th birthday.

“First Nations”

Aboriginal community featured in Winnipeg photo exhibit   {  }

Winnipeg women say being sexually harrased downtown the norm  {  }

More talks could break Peel land use planning stalemate   { “Yukon First Nations and their environmental allies say the court battle over the Peel watershed land use plan could be settled through ‘proper consultation.”  —djo— }

Polaris winner describes being followed, called ‘sexy little Indian’ on street   {  }

Marlene Bird says she had run-in with one of her attackers   { “The woman who lost both her legs in a vicious attack in Prince Albert, Sask., over the summer says she recently came across one of the people who attacked her on the street”  —djo— }

-Opinion- A First Nations take on Thanksgiving: ‘Your Welcome Weekend’  {  }

Mi’kmaq say Sydney Harbour talks back on track   {  }

Union slams ‘rushed’ facility for at-risk girls in Winnipeg   {  }

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

First Nations articles haven’t changed on the ‘aboriginal’ page

 

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{4:00 pm —Ready to Rock and Roll— Had help again from Jim W — Thanks, Jim ———djo——— }

Sunday, 05 October, 2014 – CBC News Headlines:

Sunday, 05 October, 2014  -( 54˚F / 12˚C – Grey & cloudy right now  @ 12:45 pm in Ithaca )-  { Headlines compiled by douglas j otterson }

Mama and Baby polar bears.

“If Canadian polar bears, shown here in a Manitoba file photo, had an actor’s union, they might be miffed that a bear from China snagged a starring role in and upcoming Hollywood Movie.”

{ 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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Kenojuak Ashevak's "The Enchanted Owl"

Kenojuak Ashevak’s The Enchanted Owl, created in 1960, was featured on a Canadian stamp and has permeated Canadian culture. (West Baffin Eskimo Co-Operative Ltd./National Gallery of Canada)

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Lead Articles:

-Analysis- China’s ‘anaconda strategy’ for choking off the Hong Kong protests: Patrick Brown   { “In Hong Kong, Patrick Brown observes how Beijing has, among other measures, been quietly halting the flow of Chinese tourists, an important source of income, to Hong Kong in the hopes of pitting residents against the blockading students.  —djo— }

Kei Nishikori beats Milos Raonic at Japan Open final   {  }

Texas seeks ‘low risk’ homeless man linked to Ebola case   {  }

Man in Dallas with Ebola ‘fighting for his life’: official   {  }

Hong Kong protesters agree to remove some barricades   {  }

Typhoon Phanfone heads to Tokyo after killing  U.S. airman   {  }

Pope urges creative approach to family  at Vatican meeting    {  }

Churches, mosques  offer prayers for Briton killed by ISIS   {  }

Doctors still befuddled about prescribing medical marijuana   { “Some Canadian doctors continue to have concerns about prescribing medical marijuana after new guidelines were released for family physicians.  – MDs say they have little scientific data to guide their authorizations for medical cannabis – Earlier this week, the College of Family Physicians of Canada released preliminary guidance to its 30,000 members on prescribing dried cannabis.

The college said there’s no research evidence supporting use of medical marijuana for low-back pain or fibromyalgia. Its use can be considered for neuropathic pain, such as nerve-damage pain resulting from multiple sclerosis, from metastatic cancer or from diabetic neuropathy, when those conditions don’t respond to standard treatments, the guidelines state. -Who should be able to legally access medical cannabis is a contentious issue, even within the medical profession. – In April, Health Canada changed its regulations and put the power to authorize medical marijuana use in the hands of doctors. Supplies of the herb are now provided by licensed growers and patients with proven medical needs are no longer allowed to grow it for personal use. – “We have little scientific data to guide us,” the college’s Dr. Sharon Circone said. “We have extremely little guidance from Health Canada. This was sprung on us.” – The Arthritis Society is also calling for more research on medical cannabis so people living with arthritis can make informed choices about their treatment and doctors have evidence-based information before authorizing use. – *** & Our Editor/Reporter, Jim W, reported earlier this year than a New Brunswick farmer with a medical condition reported to the CBC that he had been told that it would be illegal for him to continue growing his own, and was told that he would now have to pay $20,000.00 a year through approved channels to receive what he was basically growing himself for free. He can’t afford that. & We also commented that it looks like the greedy hands of government figured out they could extort tons of money from suffering medical patients before they decided that it might be a good idea to legalize medical marijuana.  *** At last notice, law officials and government ‘authorities’ were backing off and not enforcing the “Thou Shalt Not Grow Thine Own!” provisions until further notice.   —djo— }

 

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“Offbeat”

Homegrown polar bear talent passed up for foreign cub in Hollywood movie   { * Well, then, we’ll just have to boycott that Hollywood movie, won’t we?   —djo— }

Pilgrims snap selfies between prayers during Hajj   {  }

Canucks anthem singer takes spill during O Canada   {  }

Montreal ‘ball of light’ mystery deepens   {  * Another one of our reporters, Cathi Harris, sent me email saying that credible authorities narrowed it down to ‘Most likely not intelligent alien sources’ =’ most likely a satellite burning out’ – they cause green or yellow fireballs.  —djo— }

 

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Puppies in a pickup.

Some of the 20 puppies found in a field by a hunter scoping out areas to hunt for moose.

“Most Viewed”

Battlefords Human society busy after hunter finds 20 puppies in field near Glaslyn   { *See Photo * – On Friday, Greg Zubiak was having a look around the field near Glaslyn where he plans to hunt moose this year when he saw some movement in the distance. – “As I walked up, they all just kind of looked at me and I guess my moose hunt was over. I just said, ‘OK, come on,’ and as soon as I said that, they all come running to me,” he said. – He counted 20 puppies left in the field. – “I saw two puppy heads sticking out and the rest of them had their heads buried in each other,” he said. – Zubiak says he knew some of the 20 puppies, who range in age from approximately 3 to 6 weeks old, apparently needed some extra warmth after being left out in the field, apparently left with just a blanket. *** So he took off his jacket and made them a nest in the front of the box of his truck.    —djo— }

Consort shooting: Victim died protecting his family, say parents   {  }

Mexican police discover mass grave amid search for missing students   {  }

Igloolik RCMP officer shot by gunman on snowmobile   {  }

Keurig’s coffee supremacy challenged by Canadian firm   { “A Canadian company is leading a pack of challengers that intend to knock off the exclusive features of the Keurig 2.0 single-serve coffee-maker. – Keurig released its 2.0 model in August, with a feature that initially prevented consumers from using other brands of coffee pods. –

“- “We cracked the code,” a smiling John Pigott, CEO of Club Coffee, told CBC News. The Toronto company made news this week with its $600-million lawsuit against Vermont-based Keurig, which alleges anti-competitive behaviour. – “And we’ve pointed other companies in the right direction on how to do it,” he added. – Some consumers had expressed anger and even launched lawsuits over Keurig’s plan to ensure that only its licensed K-cups would work in the new model. Less expensive off-licence coffee pods have been available for two years, but would be locked out from the wildly popular 2.0 model. – Now a number of companies say their pods will function in the 2.0 model. ”  —djo— }

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

 

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Other:

Search for Malaysian Airlines MH370 to resume with new underwater equipment   {  }

Manjusha’s Match chronicles mom’s search for stem cell donor   {  }

-Point Of View- How to fix Question Period: Michael Enright   {  }

Cost to rebuild Gaza estimated at $4B   {  * How much would it cost to rebuild America’s pristine wilderness if some legal authority found us guilty of stealing our country from the sovereign people who were here before us and ordered us to return this continent to its natural state? *** Or, imagine that the state of New York invaded New Jersey and bombed the heck out of the place, and the rest of the U.S.A. came to New Jersey’s aid and soundly beat the New Yorkers- then demanded they pay to rebuild all the infrastructure they’d obliterated. How much would that cost? —djo— }

Brazilians voting in nail-biter election for president   {  }

Police officer nearly killed in 2012 crash runs 76 kilometers   {  }

Fords used City of Toronto resources for campaign, says ex-mayoral candidate   {  }

-Must Watch- Ebola fight on the frontlines   {  }

-Must Watch- A sick father’s plea to ISIS   { * This may be an honest and sincere report- but I’m remembering the impassioned ‘eye witness account’ of Saudi Arabian babies being removed from incubators and placed on the floor to die by Iraqi soldiers – that turned out to be a cold hearted lie and the ‘eye witness’ was the daughter of a Saudi ambassador who had been nowhere near the hospital. You pull stuff like that once too often and you have lost your credibility, guys-   —djo— }

-Editor’s Pick- U.S. beer industry hit by brewing debate over water regulation   {  }

-Canada- No justice for victims of ‘Baby Doc’ Duvalier, say Haitians in Montreal   {  }

 

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“Local / New Brunswick”

J.D. Irving Ltd. trust Liberals won’t change forestry plan   {  }

Recounts in New Brunswick confirm election night results   { “With just two days to go before the swearing in of the Liberal government in New Brunswick, the final recount in the province is done. – The hand counts were ordered after questions were raised about the accuracy of the electronic tabulation system. – Seven ridings in total were given a second count. – Elections New Brunswick says judges from the Court of Queen’s Bench have confirmed the wins by Liberal candidates in the ridings of Carleton-Victoria, Shippagan-Lameque-Miscou, Saint John Harbour, Saint John East, Charlotte-Campobello and Fredericton North. – The Progressive Conservatives were confirmed as winning the riding of Fredericton-Grand Lake. – Friday night votes – Two seats were recounted in Saint John on Friday. – Judges upheld the wins by Ed Doherty, in Saint John Harbour, and Gary Keating, in Saint John East. – On election night, the use of an untested software by Elections New Brunswick to transmit results recorded through the automated vote-counting tabulator system saw vote counts stall and then appear to drop before finally concluding. – The resulting confusion and delays meant it was about five hours after the polls closed before Elections New Brunswick could declare Brian Gallant’s Liberals had won a majority government. – After the confusion, the Progressive Conservatives applied for recounts in six ridings and the People’s Alliance asked for one. ” — * And yesterday it was reported that in one ‘riding’ five votes had been miscounted by the electronic tabulator.  —djo— }

Saint John jail guard facing drug trafficking related charges   {  }

Gas Guru: Weekly prices and predictions for gas and diesel   { *On the http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/new-brunswick  page —djo— }

 

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First Nations women marching.

March to honour missing and murdered First Nations women in Saskatoon.

“First Nations”

-New- Missing, murdered aboriginal women honoured at St. John’s vigil   {  }

Hundreds march in Saskatoon to honour missing and murdered women   {  }

*** & we ask anybody so moved to pray for the health of First Nations people, children included, who do not want to suffer through chemotherapy ***

 

 

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{ 2:55 pm, I’m late again…  3:00 pm – “Publish”-ing 😉  ———djo——— }

Saturday, 04 October, 2014 – CBC News Headlines:

Saturday, 04 October, 2014  -( 57˚F / 14˚C – & cloudy right now  @ 12:45 pm in Ithaca )-  { Headlines compiled by douglas j otterson }

Green light inside red circle near reporter's head.

“Montreal ‘ball of light’ mystery deepens”

{ 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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Kenojuak Ashevak's "The Enchanted Owl"

Kenojuak Ashevak’s The Enchanted Owl, created in 1960, was featured on a Canadian stamp and has permeated Canadian culture. (West Baffin Eskimo Co-Operative Ltd./National Gallery of Canada)

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Lead Articles:

Canada sends 2nd mobile Ebola lab to Sierra Leone   {  }

Former Haitian dictator Jean-Claude Duvalier dies at 63   { *”Haiti’s ‘Baby Doc’ Duvalier dies” in a second headline a couple lines down —djo—  }

Canada to send 2nd mobile Ebola lab to  Sierra Leone   {  -Redundant R Us- today.   —djo— }

Hong Kong police arrest gang members as protests turn ugly   { * I wouldn’t doubt that some of the uglies were planted there by anti-democracy government agents. —djo— }

U.K. PM  says will use ‘all assets we have’ against ISIS   { * & Earlier this morning, Jim W sent me email saying that last night on the radio he heard ‘credible sources’ explain that the “Khorsan group” that our President Obama announced was targeted and bombed for issuing threats against U.S. citizens inside the U.S.A. was a made-up name for a group that was protecting Syrians from both ISIS and Syrian Government troops, might have been good guys that bad guys in the U.S. government or shadow government took out as a favour to Bad Guy Syrian President Assad in order to secure permission to bomb alleged ISIS hot spots inside Syria. This gets stranger all the time. We may be bombing good guys that Syrian intelligence tells us are ISIS guys- Doing other bad guys a favor while they laugh at us.  —djo— }

Canada commits to 6-month combat mission against ISIS  {  }

-Almost Redundant?- Standoffs get ugly at Hong Kong democracy protests   { *Why don’t we call them ‘demonstrations’? Does anybody in the main stream know whether these Hong Kong people are there demonstrating for or against anything? We’ve heard rumours about both, including the one that this whole ‘umbrella revolution’ might actually be a rent strike. Does the TRUTH stand a chance in today’s messed up world of lies, deceit, propaganda and media manipulation?  —djo— }

-Analysis- Markets move both ways, so don’t poke the bear: Don Pittis   { * I think I like Don Pittis. Judgement still reserved- There’s a bear in a tightly cropped photo on the main CBC news page. -But not on the page where the actual full length article lives. Dang- I would have liked to have that bear in one of our copied and pasted graphics today.  —djo— }

 

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“Offbeat”

Montreal ‘ball of light’ mystery deepens   {  See photo up at the top  —djo— }

‘Incredible Hulk’ star sworn in as honorary constable in Hamilton   { Lou Ferrigno – Yeah, cops would like to turn green and grow about twice their size and hope to get away with busting heads of anyone who looks at the funny.  Sound like junior high school b.s. to you?   —djo— }

Route 66’s singing road   {  }

Tumblr hosts ‘Mean Girls Day’ art show   {  }

 

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“Most Viewed”

Iconic ‘Wait For Me, Daddy’ WWII photo unveiled as sculpture today   { The statue will have been unveiled at 11:00 am pacific time in New Westminster, BC – Don’t know if I will be finished by then  —djo—  }

Moose-killing winter tick population growing in Quebec   { Ticks that can kill mooses? That doesn’t sound good, Bullwinkle- stay out of Quebec!  —djo— }

-Bear Market bit  and Montreal ball of the light repeated here.-

Dallas Ebola case: Family moves from apartment where patient stayed   { * & I read a tweet that said that U.S. officials got word from ‘remote viewers’ that this would happen In Dallas with the correct date – they got the intelligence 6 months ago and let it happen anyway.  They want you to be anxious, and therefore highly manipulate-able  —djo— }

-Hong Kong standoffs getting ugly repeated here-  { Gaaaa! }

Doug Ford calls debate audience ‘ignorant’   {  }

Granville Gardens seniors complex gutted by massive fire   {  }

Shooting in Consort leaves 3 dead    {  }

Low dollar could hurt high-flying Albertans, economist says    {  }

-19 photo slide show- Hong Kong police clash with protesters in historic standoff    { *Why call them ‘protesters’? Because that raises a nastier image than ‘demonstrators’? Is the CBC as slanted and controlled as U.S. media?   —djo— }

-Blog- Mean Girls Day gets its own art show on Tumblr   {  }

 

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Other:

The quest for E.T.? Canada helps in search for signs of life beyond Earth    { * Maybe we should look for intelligent life here first?   —djo—  }

-New- 12 pro-Russian rebels killed in fight for Ukrainian airport   {   }

5 things Stephen Harper told us about Canada’s ISIS fight   { * How do we know if anything he says is true? —djo— }

U.K. hostage’s beheading ‘completely unforgivable’ Cameron says   {  }

Brewing debate over water regulation hits U.S. been industry   {  }

Bad weather leaves 22 stranded on island in Nunavut   {  }

-Photos- Week in pictures, Sept. 28 – Oct. 3   { * Like we asked last weekend: Don’t the weekends count?  —djo— }

Canada should speak out on Hong Kong protests, ex-ambassador says   { * I’m speaking out- is there anyone we can trust to tell us what is going on? Who is behind it and who is opposed and what is their opposition doing? Are the demonstrators demonstrating pro-democracy or anti-high rent prices? Who is pulling our strings and what are they trying to get us to do?   —djo— }

Bees, birds may suffer long-term consequences from common pesticides   { * Does anybody remember “Silent Spring” by Rachel Carson? And is  some evil ice-hole deliberately trying to kill off the birds and bees? Public dismemberment might be too soft a punishment for somebody like that – IF it is true.   —djo— }

Other First Nation girl who refused chemo relapsed, doctor says   { * Everybody: Pray -or send out the intention- that everybody who refuses chemo be cured by healing angels- okay? Please? -Amen  —djo— }

Canadian man caught trying to smuggle 1,007 turtles to China  { * And, recently we thought it was weird when somebody taped 51 turtles to his body and tried to smuggle them into Canada?  ***Today’s theme: “It gets weirder all the time.” Or is that ‘more weird’?  —djo— }

-Must Watch- Combative Doug Ford on CBC’s Metro Morning   {  }

-Must Watch- Route 66’s singing road   { “Albuquerque highway has new rumble strips, paid for by National Geographic, whose vibrations play America the Beautiful when driven over at 70 km/h”  * 70 km/h = 43 miles + 87s.93 yards per hour *  —djo— }

-Must Watch- Gone Girl: Film Review   {  }

-Editor’s Pick- Ebola outbreak: What you need to know { *** Or what ‘They’ want you to believe you ‘need’ to know?  —djo— }

-Editor’s Pick- /Repeat/ Brazil presidential election: Suddenly too-close-to-call   {   }

-Analysis- /Repeat/ Why China might be willing to sacrifice Hong Kong’s economy: Don Pittis   {  }

-Politics- Environmentalists shit focus from Ottawa to the grassroots   {  }

-Business- SpaceX, cellphone prices, and Netflix: Business Week Wrap   {  }

-Business- Loonie drops below 89 cents US   { * Re: “Loonie” = Canadian dollar. — No, you can’t rent your very own lunatic for 89 cents an hour in Canada. 😉  —djo— }

-Business- Marriot rapped by FCC for jamming guests’ Wi-Fi    {  }

-Health- Ebola test on patient at Toronto hospital comes back negative   {  }

-Health- Sausage, chicken burger recall in Alberta linked to 4 illnesses   {  }

-Arts & Entertainment- Xavier Dolan calls Orson Welles ‘a late bloomer’   {  }

-Arts & Entertainment- Maroon 5’s ‘Animals’ condemned by sex assault group   {  }

-Arts & Entertainment- Q&A: Cara Gee plays “dream role” as gun-toting Métis cowgirl   {  }

-Technology & Science- How hackers are breaking through the Great Firewall of China   {  }

-Technology & Science- Physical labels no longer required for smartphones, wearable devices   { “Under new rules, high-tech devices with a non-removable screen, like Google Glass, can carry required information such as serial numbers on an e-label instead of a physical label.” * But how about the warning labels, like ‘Warning, wearing these glasses may blast way too much deadly radiation into your eye-bulbs and fry your brain!’ & um, not just the glasses. Cell phones might cause health problems. L.E.D. screens on ‘smart’ phones might be blinding anyone who uses them. Heck, My eyesight has gotten really bad since I started buying L.E.D. backlit monitors. —> I’m writing this on a good old LCD screen whose colours looked strange when I went back to it last month<—  —djo— }

-Technology & Science- Water on earth found to be older than the Sun    { * So I guess the big bang might be in question, or maybe -not everything began with the same big bang? Somebody’s going to have fun investigating this one.   —djo— }

-Technology & Science- Apple iPad event expected Oct. 16    { * Should I worry about what they mean by ‘event’? Will a Steve Jobs clone turn on an iPad in front of half a zillion cameras and cause the extinction of a thousand star systems?   —djo— }

-Community- #FeelingNuts campaign tries to mirror success of ice bucket challenge   {  }

 

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“Local / New Brunswick”

Liberal Andrew Harvey’s win confirmed in Carleton-Victoria   { “Recounts are underway today in New Brunswick after questions were raised about the accuracy of the electronic tabulation system election night. – So far, the manual counting has confirmed the Liberal win in Carleton-Victoria. The winner remains Andrew Harvey, who gained two votes. – Runner-up, Colin Lockhart, gained three votes, but the result is unchanged. – Recounts are also taking place in Woodstock, Bathurst, St. Andrews and Fredericton-Grand Lake. – On election night, the use of an untested software by Elections New Brunswick to transmit results recorded through the automated vote-counting tabulator system saw vote counts stall and then appear to drop before finally concluding.” * I believe Andrew Harvey was the candidate who was charged with fraud over an investigation of a firm that he was a board member for – and then after a couple “Hey, now, the timing on this sounds suspicious” articles, the charges were dropped. *** I’d still like to know the results from recounting all the questioned ‘ridings’s results’   —djo— }

Seniors’ prescription co-payments questioned   {  }

Armed robbery in Moncton investigated   {  }

What should Atlantic Canada’s universities be in the future?   { * ‘Above Water’ would be nice, -if any of the climate change forecasts are right and the polar ice caps melt and the seas rise several meters—   —djo— }

 

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Red and yellow flag

This flag was carried by First Nations people demonstrating for action on the issue of missing and murdered First Nations women.

“First Nations”

Protests over missing, murdered women close stretches of 2 Ontario highways   {  }

CBC Aboriginal’s top pick for the week, sneak peek of Unreserved   {  * Okay, a couple days ago we read that a number of tribes objected to the term ‘Aboriginals’ – Why are we still seeing you use that?   —djo— }

Nuit Blanche exhibit captures spirit of Northern Ontario First Nations   { “A Scottish born photographer will have photographs of the James Bay Coast featured in the Toronto art show, Nuit Blanche, this weekend.” —djo— }

Métis president Robert Doucette threatens court action   {  }

Simon Awa Nunavut’s new chief negotiator for devolution   {  }

Chief Tecumseh honoured with turtle shell sculpture   {  }

 

{  3:30 pm, Guys- I’m late with this. I’ll publish now and come back later, check for typos and use the crayons  ———djo——— }

Thursday, 02 October, 2014 – CBC News Headlines:

Thursday, 02 October, 2014  -( 52˚F / 11˚C – & ‘clear’ right now  @ 9:15 am in Ithaca )-  { Headlines compiled by douglas j otterson }

{ 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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Walrus on beach.

Walrus Herd On Alaska Beach. This may be a stock photo. A screen capture from the actual video came out too blurry.

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.  / —***** I asked friends in Canada about the Toronto Star – One friend, who has been helpful in the past, commented that Toronto has a “Sun” newspaper and a “Star” but no “Moon” — Here’s the message: “I used to subscribe to The Star. It’s central/left. Right wingnuts read The Sun. There is no Moon paper, lol. There should be though. It would be nice to have a  totally apolitical non-censored newspaper out there.” C.M. Harris. *****  —djo— }

Hong Kong demonstration

The Demonstrations continue in Hong Kong. Many Protesters are downloading and using “Fire Chat” an app that can connect chatters without an internet or cellular connection. It may have security issues, but it may work if the government shuts down their networks.

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

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Lead Articles:

-New- Liberian Ebola orphan a ‘miracle child’ facing uncertain future   { * Scorecard: “News articles designed to make you feel anxious / Total Articles” = ” 1 / 1 ” * —djo— }

10 U.S. disease experts now in Texas to probe  Ebola case   { * 2 / 2 *   }

First Nations join Vancouver land deal valued at  $302M   { *  2 / 3  * }

Hong Kong police warn protesters not to charge buildings   { * 3 / 4 * }

PM to announce Canada’s combat role in ISIS fight   { * 4 / 5 * }

-Analysis- Harper readying groundwork for Canada’s turn in Iraq: Chris Hall   { * 5 / 6 * = *** “You must believe that your government is sending your children off to die in b.s. made up touble spots [ caused by C.I.A. and other covert agencies stirring up hatred, playing ‘divide and conquer’ to manipulate you ] because you must believe that without your government and its military, you are helpless and vulnerable” <—> fascist agenda ***  —djo— }

Kid with unwelcome ice cream cone, guy with welcom openly carried rifle.

“Guess which of these two is not welcome in Kroger’s Stores” The guy with a scary looking rifle almost ready to fire or the kid with the ice cream cone. = Propaganda campaign designed to prey on your anxieties.

Guns and grocery stores: U.S. supermarket chain draws fire from moms group   { I’m willing to bet that the group “Moms Demand Action”, an anti-gun lobby in the U.S.A. is funded by, advised by, manipulated by, or is a front for a group that wants to disarm U.S. Citizens.  I should have our reporter / editor Jim W weigh in on this. He was living in Ithaca when I met him. He had a rifle that he’d only used for target shooting. We went to a range together and he was a better shot in those days than I was. He was engaged to a woman from California who was a student at Cornell University up the hill there- And she was terrified of guns. I saw her look like she wanted to crawl backward out of her skin just knowing he owned a rifle that he kept securely locked up in a safe in a spot that almost no one would think to look for it. He decided to sell the rifle, saying he was making the jump to believing that prayer and meditation might be a better defence than keeping a rifle locked up where he probably couldn’t get it in time if there was a real danger anyway. I almost bought it. But he went with a licensed dealer instead. On the way home he admitted that he had been nervous about buying the rifle in the first place. His father had been an abusive, violent alcoholic who was over six feet tall and weighed between two hundred and three hundred pounds all his adult life. Jim said that he worried that, if he’d had a firearm within reach when his father went ballistic and began slapping his mother around, or beat up physically on his younger brother, he may have been extremely tempted to use deadly force. But, as an adult, when he was a good two hundred and fifty miles from his father, who had become disabled, and was confined to a wheel chair for a number of years, Jim told me that when he had the opportunity to buy the rifle, and thought that since he was trying to buy property in the woods where wolves, bears and an occasional big cat might be a real problem, he thought about it hard and long, and realized that he had grown up and was now responsible, and the fact that he examined his issues, and especially since he had not completely lost it when a bully was attacking a woman and he could have swung a metal baseball bat and probably crippled or killed the attacker, but gave the guy a warning and scared him off instead— He said he had realized he had matured and had the self control he needed to accept that he was a responsible adult and would not do anything stupid in the heat of the moment- “Moments don’t get any hotter than when you see some ice-hole who just might kill somebody you know and care about-” Jim left one of his targets from the shooting range, with an impressive cluster near the bulls eye, in the back of his hatch back Newspaper delivery car where anybody could look inside and guess it probably wasn’t a good idea to mess with this guy- And later, after his fiacée broke off the engagement, admitted that wished he hadn’t sold the rifle. But- Okay, I got rambling here- *** Several of my friends, people who do not wear aluminum foil hats to keep evil aliens from controlling their thoughts, believe that the U.S. second ammendment was intended to give the ‘sovereign citizens’ of the U.S.A. the right to defend themselves from all enemies, foreign and domestic, including a government that might lose its way and declare that freedom and free citizenry were enemies of the state. I also know quite a few people who believe that an armed ‘bad guy’ would not pick on a victim who might have a gun or be protected by somebody in a store who might have one. I never want to shoot anybody. I don’t care how dangerous a situation might seem. I mean, if somebody had a knife at my daughter’s throat and I was sure I could kill him with one shot and not miss and hit Rachel- I’d probably do it. But I don’t know how I’d live with that afterward- I could probably give myself PTSD just thinking about it. But I do not want to see the government and police forces become the only people in this country who can legally own fire arms. What’s the first thing an evil totalitatarian regime does when they come to power? They disarm the public. And then programs like the holocaust can happen. Gaaaa- Let’s hope it never comes close to that. *** / long winded again… —djo— } { Anxiety Meter: * 6 / 7 * }

Cold Case: Christine Jessop’s adbuction and death still unsolved 30 years later    { * See? You, too, could be abducted and murdered by some random crazy person, even on your way home from school. Anxiety Meter: * 7 / 8 * }

 

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“Offbeat”

Former Winnipegger’s ‘mean toddler’ video goes ultra-viral   { * 7 / 9 * — Unless you become afraid that a toddler might pick up a kitchen knife and do you in while you’re sleeping, or the word ‘viral’ sets off subliminal triggers.  —djo— }

Sabre discovery may solve decades-old murder mystery    {  * 8 / 10 * Under “Most Viewed”  this article’s headline is “Sabre from American Revolution found in Guysborough wall” The sabre belonged to a loyalist who fought with a loyalist cavalry in the Carolinas during the Revolution. As an officer he was allowed to keep his sabre. In 1829, a ‘local doctor’ with a bad reputation —who may have stolen property from people he treated— in the Guysborough, Nova Scotia area, was found dead, stabbed multiple times by what was believed to be a sword. One of the original officer’s sons was among those who were charged in the doctor’s death, but charges were dropped? The sabre was found inside the wall of a house which was originally built by a retired sheriff, who may have found the sabre and hidden it inside his wall as a souvenir. *** Hey, somebody in your neighbourhood might secretly own some nasty old murder weapon. Maybe he’ll want to use it on you in the middle of some dark and scary night?*** —djo— }

 

Snoop Dogg, Jared Leto become Reddit co-owners   { Reddit raised $50M in vewnture capital to improve its operations >>—-> * “Things are about to change at Reddit, thanks in part to a large investment from none other than one of the social news site’s biggest fans: Snoop Dogg. -The company announced Tuesday that it has successfully raised $50 million dollars in venture capital funding to improve its operations from investors such as Y Combinator president Sam Altman, PayPal co-founder Peter Thiel, American angel investor Ron Conway, and yes, the Big Boss Dogg. – “We’re planning to use this money to hire more staff for product development, expand our community management team, build out better moderation and community tools, work more closely with third party developers to expand our mobile offerings (try our new AMA app), improve our self-serve ad product, build out redditgifts marketplace, pay for our growing technical infrastructure, and all the many other things it takes to support a huge and growing global internet community,” wrote the company in a blog post Tuesday morning. – “We have been entrusted with capital by patient, long-term investors who support our views on difficult issues,” the post continues.”We believe in free speech, self-governing communities, and the power of voting. We find that this freedom yields more good than bad, and we have chosen investors based on this belief.” – Other investors who participated in the funding round include American investor Josh Kushner, entrepreneur Paul Buchheit, Y Combinator founding partner Jessica Livingston, Eventbrite’s Kevin and Julia Hartz, Minted CEO Mariam Naficy, Reddit CEO Yishan Wong and actor Jared Leto. – As the Daily Dot notes, Leto had previously invested in several other tech companies — one of them being a free stock trading app called Robinhood which also secured funding from Snoop Dogg earlier this month. – Snoop, born Calvin Broadus Jr., has backed many business ventures throughout the course of his career, though they have predominantly been in the charity, entertainment, apparel and mobile gaming industries. – Some online have expressed surprise over the news that Snoop had bought a chunk of Reddit, but to those familiar with the acclaimed rapper’s affinity for the social news site, his investment makes perfect sense.” * Anxiety Meter= 8/11 – unless you have an unreasonable fear that Snoop Dogg might be an evil space-alien agent in disguise or something.  —djo— }

China frisks 10,000 pigeons for butt bombs   { * 9 / 12 *    China released 10,000 doves as part of a ceremony to celebrate their  National Day – But first they had the doves searched, intimately checked out –  because they’re afraid some anti-government group just might have stuck explosive devices up the birds’ butts. *** Hey, the next pigeon you see may be carrying an atomice bomb up its butt-  Ya think?***  —djo— }

 

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“Most Viewed”

Housing market a bubble set to burst, investment expert says   { * 10 / 13 *  You might wake up tomorrow and owe half a zillion worthless dollars on a house that isn’t worth a dime? Gee- the bank might kick you out into sub-freezing weather because you don’t have a real old fashion silver dime to buy your worthless home from the evil ice-holes at the bank? —djo— }

White woman sues sperm bank after insemination from black donor   {  * 11 / 14 *  What if your mother was artificially injected with sperm from a psychotic axe murderer? Or evil abducting space aliens who know how to breed psychotic killers? Gee, maybe they can send you a secret message in your dream state and turn you into a zombie assassin who will kill somebody you care about and have you captured on video in the act, so you end up facing the death penalty? And you will have no memory or any of this? But your dna will be all over the murder weapon. ***Sounds like a very early Halloween nightmare plot day here at the old blogging station. ***  —djo— }

Harper readying groundwork for Canada’s turn in Iraq   { This is the third time this headline has been listed, so maybe this would make it * 13 / 16 * Anxiety-inspiring headlines today. What do you think?  —djo— }

U of T is Canada’s only top 20 entry in world university rankings   { “U of T” = University of Toronto – Okay, this might be a stretch, but if thinking you may have gotten a sub-standard education makes you feel anxious, this might be * 14 / 17 * }

Judy Manning.

“Judy Manning, the new minister of Public Safety and Attorney General, says her political connections have nothing to do with her appointment.” Hint – if she tries to sell you the Brooklyn Bridge, don’t buy it.

Judy Manning ‘surprised’ by questions about PC party connections   { * “Judy Manning, who was appointed to [ the Newfoundland and Labrador ] cabinet this week with little political experience, is taking exception to questions about her close connections to the Progressive Conservative party. – During an interview with CBC News, Judy Manning, the new minister of public safety and attorney-general, bristled when asked if her unconventional and surprising appointment was influenced by the fact she is the partner of longtime PC supporter Leo Power. – “I’m a little surprised that has come up. Quite frankly, in terms of my predecessors, I don’t recall the media ever approaching any of our previous cabinet ministers or our previous premiers about with whom they were sleeping,” she stated in reply to a question from CBC reporter Chris O’Neill-Yates. – Power started attending PC conventions in the late 1970s, was an aide to former federal Tory minister John Crosbie, and has played senior roles in managing provincial PC election campaigns. While he has never sought office, he’s well-known among party members. –Judy Manning to wait until next election to run for seat – Manning is also the niece of Senator Fabian Manning, a former high profile MHA. –‘Quite frankly, in terms of my predecessors, I don’t recall the media ever approaching any of our previous cabinet ministers or our previous premiers about with whom they were sleeping’– Judy Manning – Manning is also the minister responsible for the status of women, and said such questions “reaffirm for me that I have a significant role also to play under the banner of the status of women.” –  She said she was a spirited supporter of Premier Paul Davis in the lead-up to last month’s compelling PC leadership convention, and believes the new premier selected her because he thought she was best for the job, not because of her connections.” * Um, lets see, ** 15 / 18 ** people receiving powerful political appointments, who might be in charge of your public safety, or assuring that the justice department only prosecutes people who deserve to be prosecuted, may have no idea what they’re doing, how this system is supposed to work, or what needs to be done to insure that your rights and freedoms are properly protected. She may have her position because she slept with the right political insider? This might qualify as anxiety-encouraging, *  I’m saying the article raises those insinuations, I have no idea what she is like and I wouldn’t accuse her of anything. I’m commenting on the tone of the article. * *** And the CBC is a lot more careful about this kind of thing, like I say in the heading every day, they are probably a lot more honest than most U.S. Media, which are controlled by people you proably would not want to let your sister, or daughter, go out on a date with. *** —djo— }

Lotto 6/49 winning ticket sold in Bridgewater, Nova Scotia   { * 16 / 19 * Somebody just won $13.8-million tax free dollars and you can’t afford to buy the premium cat food your favourite pet is used to? —djo— }

-22 photo slide show- Hong Kong police clase with protesters in historic standoff  { * 17 / 20 * You might suffer PTSD flashbacks next time you turn on your television for the evening news and watch thousands of pro-democracy demonstrators being butchered by machine gun fire from Chinese military personnel trying to ‘maintain order’ – I hope you haven’t listened to any of the fear mongering talk show hosts who have tried to tell you that the yellow peril Chinese Commies might parachute into your nice peaceful neighbourhood any minute now- ***sigh*** —djo— }

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Other:

-Live- Hong Kong police warn protesters not to charge buildings   { Repeat- but this makes * 18 / 21 * Anxiety inspiring headlines }

Be warned: Housing bubble set to burst   { * 19 / 22 * -Repeat- }

-Video- Lena Dunham of Girls: Secrecy is ‘kind of destructive’   { * 20 / 23 * ***Lena Dunham is no stranger to using her own life as fodder for her creative endeavours, most notably in her wildly successful HBO seriesGirls.

– But the 28-year-old TV creator, actor and director can now add another accomplishment to her lengthy, and frequently candid, body of work:  She’s now an author. – Dunham’s highly anticipated new book Not That Kind of Girl: A Young Woman Tells You What She’s “Learned” launched Tuesday in Canada. Like her hit television show, the collection of essays includes Dunham’s outlook on what it’s like to be young and female—including revelations of sexual assault, eating disorders and personal struggles with body image. – In a Canadian radio exclusive interview with Q host Jian Ghomeshi, the outspoken star described the moment she became an open book: – “Probably, like, the minute I started talking,” Dunham said. – “I just never had a comfort with the idea of things that are supposed to be kept secret, and I think from an early age, I found the concept of secrecy kind of destructive.” *** One more reminder that you may be vulnerable to sexual assault, eating disorders or personal struggles with body image.  —djo— }

Is China willing to sacrifice Hong Kong’s booming economy?   { * 21 / 24 * Is your government willing to pull the financial rug out from under you in order to control you more completely?  —djo— }

Khorsan group shows why al-Qaeda us still a force to be reckoned with   { * 22 / 25 *  Never mind that the C.I.A. is on record for having set up “the List” — The literal translation of ‘al-Qaeda’ is ‘the List’ — of ‘friendly’ jihadist rebels in Afghanistan – that the C.I.A. supplied with money and guns and bombs and stuff to help get the Soviet Union out of Afghanistan. — There might be a terrorist / jihadist under you bed with a bomb wired to his chest. Jeeze, how can you sleep knowing that your son or daughter may be about to be seduced into joining a terrorist organization? Or might be blown up in your own home town by terrorists driven crazy by propaganda and insane promises from lying manipulators who use their anxiety to control them? Wait a minute, people in a high state of anxiety are easy to control — and how many articles in this ‘much-better-than-average’ CBC News Headlines page appear to be designed to increase your level of anxiety?  —djo— }

Ebola patient in the U.S. told hospital he was from Liberia — then was sent home   { * 23 / 26 * If the terrorists don’t get you, some weaponized disease might? — Weaponized or naturally occuring — here’s another threat –  you or your children might catch some incredibly nasty disease and die in agony because your government allows people from ‘certain countries’ to come into your country, your area, your city? Well, heck, we should give our wonderful, caring government the power to lock us all up in our homes and keep those nasty diseases from taking away our quality of life — hey wait a minute, they want us to surrender our quality of life, our freedoms and security in order to feel more secure? What??? Where’s the reset button? What’s going on here? Who is in control? Why are they doing this? —djo— }

4 children with paralysis monitored for Enterovirus D68   { * 24 / 27 — I’m not kidding, am I? Here’s a disease that targets the young, can kill your sweet, innocent little daughter – Is your anxiety level through the roof yet? There’s more— —djo— }

Repeat of the U of T article. I won’t call this anxiety raising this time   { * 24 / 28 * }

-New- Australian Parliament restricts veil wearers   { * 25 / 29 * A whole ethnic group is targetted for suspicion because there are a couple religious fanatics out of hundreds of millions of Muslims. The Prophet, God Bless Him, did not require that women hide their faces and hair. Human men who want complete control over everybody, especially women, put that in place. Now that thousands, maybe hundreds of millions of women have been convinced that they are safe and loved,  and ‘Loved by God’ if they keep themselves hidden — are being forced by governments in places they’ve probably moved to in this generation – to rip their protective clothing off and expose themselves to the eyes of people who hate them. Sound like rape to you?   —djo— }

-Repeat- White woman sues sperm bank after insemination from black donor   { I think I should let this slide this time. – even if the idea that you might not really know who your parents are might raise your anxiety level- It might not send you over the edge into sheer panic.   * 25 / 30 *  —djo— }

First Nations acquire huge swath of Vancouver land   { * 26 / 31 * —I actually believe that First Nations / Native Americans / Aboriginals everywhere – were robbed of their property and should be able to get at least some of it back, should not be herded onto unwanted land and forced into poverty while unethical ice-holes from across the ocean steal their resources and make themselves rich and make the lives of those they stole from even more miserable by parading around with lots of shiny toys and gadgets- and have a history of genocidal policies — who tried to forcefully strip the rich Aboriginal culture from them, made it a crime to speak their languages and practice their religions – Canada’s in a weird situation from U.S. standards. ‘The Crown’ owns all mineral rights to property bought and paid for by its citizens. People can take a walk around their property and find huge gaping holes where prospectors have dug for gold, iron, aluminum, nickle- whatever- and there is nothing they can do about it. In the U.S. if you catch somebody raping your property, you can shoot them. I think you still kill anybody you find in your home in at least most of the U.S.A. I mean, I heard cops say, “If you shoot an intruder, make sure he falls inside your house.” In Canada if you shoot a maniac charging at you with a machine gun, you might end up in jail for unsafe storage of a fire arm or discharging deadly weapons within city limits or any one of a dozen other thought crimes against the crown. BUT— Hey look at this. What if your government decides that the property you worked yourself half to death for isn’t yours any more- “opps, so sad, too bad, get out now! And you better not take anything with you that we don’t approve of!” ? — Some of these anxiety raising headlines should get a higher score than others. I mean, anxiety that somebody might kick your dog isn’t quite as bad as anxiety that your local government’s law enforcement people might decide tomorrow to set you on fire and lie and tell your neighbours you were a know terrorist on their watch list and probably set yourself on fire making a high tech bomb – because some crooked cop wants your property so he can stalk the cute young newly wed next door? Or they might just decide to force you out of property you spent forty years paying for- “because they can”?  —djo— }

Jun Lin hid homosexuality from his family, ex-boyfriend tells court    { * 27 / 32 * Jun Lin was the Chinese student killed and butchered by Luka Magnotta in a case that’s being tried in court right now in Montreal. Magnotta admitted to that, but says he’s not criminally responsible because he’s nuts, his brain isn’t wired correctly. Just knowing that people who kill and butcher others for no apparent reason, right in the middle of a supposedly civilized town or city- is enough to elevate your adrenaline levels. But what if there’s a sexual angle? What if the potential serial killer next door hates you because you remind him of someone who humiliated him as a child? What if the guy next door wants to kill you and rape your wife? your daughter? your mother? your husband? your son? your dog? your corpse? Well heck — you’re just not safe anywhere, are you? “Dear God! Send Help! Now, Please? -Amen-   —djo— }

FireChat lets protesters chat without Wi-Fi, cell service    { * um * Okay, the evil bad guys who control the internet connections can’t shut the net down and stop you from calling for help if you have ‘FireChat’ — but wait — The article itself hinted that there might be possible security problems with FireChat – What if the evil empire can hack you when your’re not plugged into the internet, not on a Wi-Fi network, not within range of any cellular towers, get your GPS co-ordinates and swoop in with their black ops super soldiers and either snuff you out like stomping on an ant, or drag you off to a secret black ops prison and torture you through incredible amounts of pain for the rest of your short, and getting shorter, life? *28 / 33 * }

Franklin expedition ship found in Arctic ID’d as HMS Erebus   { * um * The background on this story is worrisome. Prime Minister Stephen Harper really wanted to find evidence that Canadians had explored the far north because he’s worried about Russian claims that they ‘own the north pole’ and may have their eyes and greedy little fingers poised to try to steal chunks of Canada and keep them for their own. Are we to believe that there may be problems just over the horizon? Russia might find oil in Canada and declare war after a murderous attack with no warning? Is that what we’re heading toward? Is that what your government wants you to believe might happen? So if you do not surrender all your rights and freedoms right now this instant you might wake up tomorrow morning with a foreign flag flying over your nearest courthouse and dozens of your closest friends hanging dead in the town square? *  29 / 34 *   —djo— }

Health Canada bans drug ingredients from 3 factories in India   { * 30/35 *  “OMG” the Hindu type Indians are trying to poison us now? Or is this a government plot to keep you from having access to drugs that might cure you of diseases that fascist pharmaceutical companies would rather see you die slowly from while paying more than you can afford into their officially approved coffers for pills that might make you a little more comfortable, or not- but surely won’t cure you?  —djo— }

U.S. Secret Service chief Julia Peirson resigns amid controversy   { * 31 / 36 *  Jeeze! If the best equiped, most highly trained security force in the free world can’t properly protect the U.S. President and his home – Can it possibly be safe for anyone anywhere?   “Gaaaa!, says djo. —djo— }

-Must Watch- Brazil favela fire   { * 32 / 37 * “A massive fire destroys around 100 homes in a Sao Paulo slum on Wednesday”  What if your neighbour’s barbecue blows up and starts a fire that destroys your whole neighbourhood?  —djo— }

-Must Watch- Walrus herd on Alaska beach   { * um * “Thousands of walruses swim ashore near Point Lay, Alaska” But in the video they explain that this is due to ‘global warming’ or ‘climate change’ and if the ice all melts, your nearest shoreline might rise and you might wake up under water. -Or not wake up at all?  * 33 / 38 * }

-Editor’s Pick- 4 new things we’re learning about Ebola   { * 34 / 39 * “North America knows how to contain it, but as Ebola spreads, the political risk grows.” —And millions of Africans who already don’t trust a lot of us, and often with good reason – don’t want to know that North Americans might be keeping their best technology at home, to save their own people, while letting too many Africans die from this disease.   —djo—  }

-Editor’s Pick- 10 top places to grow old    { *35 / 40 *  Hey, you, yeah you, reading this. You’re going to grow old and die. I think we might want to raise your anxiety level by reminding you of that, even in an article disguised as a fluff piece that tells you that Canada and Northern Europe are among the ‘top’ places to live while you grow old and die.   —djo— }

-Editor’s Pick- WWF’s Living Planet  not all doom and gloom   { “6 solutions for a planet ‘in decline'” – what? is the planet falling apart?   * 36 /41 * —djo— }

-Blog- Wisconsin Human Society goes viral with creative cat names   { Oh, how cute, but wait a minute, the word ‘viral’ is in there- oh no- oh no! *36 / 42 * }

***** Okay, enough pointing my finger at fear mongering headlines for today? This is taking way too much time. *****

 

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“Local / New Brunswick”

‘Deadbeats’ in New Brunswick owe $44M in support   { But how much has the government extorted in the form of taxes?  Taxation without what? If you pay for something and the seller doesn’t deliver, that’s fraud – and the seller can go to jail and is often still obliged to pay you back or deliver goods for payment. right? What do governments promise when they take your tax dollars? Security? They’re delivering anxiety, demand your money back! Services? Garbage removal? A lot of municipalities now charge you for every bag or can of garbage they pick up –  some will take two or three before they charge you for everything over that. & This is AFTER you’ve already paid more than enough to cover their expenses. — Jim W told me that while he was broadcasting a local town council meeting in Ontario, he learned that the provincial government threatened to with-hold money it owed the municipality if that municipality did not add new fees and charges that it had never charged its citizens before that, and got along perfectly well without charging them- —djo— }

Traveling memorial to fallen Afghan soldiers arrives in Fredericton   { Hey- we have a huge problem with PTSD, there’s an epidemic of veterans committing suicide. I have an idea, lets trigger some more PTSD episodes, remind everybody of the guilt they feel for surviving when their friends didn’t- yeah, yeah, that’s the ticket! — —djo— }

Saint John movie payroll problems continue   { Locals who worked as extras in a movie shot last summer in Saint John, New Brunswick, are still awaiting payment – We reported on their last “It’s in the mail” promise, which happened several weeks ago.   —djo— }

Recounts granted in 7 ridings   { Any way the recounts to September 22nd’s Provincial elections turn out, well >>—->  if you can’t trust your government — ???  —djo— }

 

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“First Nations”

Marlene Bird attends court in wheelchair to see alleged attacker   { At least they used the word “alleged” here – “A woman whose legs had to be amputated following a horrific assault came out to a Prince Albert, Sask., courtroom yesterday to see her alleged attacker.”   —djo— }

-Opinion- What’s in a name: Indian, native, aboriginal or indigenous?   { “The Assembly of Manitoba Chiefs ha​s​ been joined by Anishinabek of Ontario, representing 42 First Nations, in rejecting the name ‘aboriginal.’ But that term and several others have not been easy to shed, writes Don Marks.”  —djo— }

‘Caribou Legs’ to go back and complete final stretch   { “The Gwich’in runner, known as ‘Caribou Legs,’ will go back and complete the last leg of his run from Vancouver to Whitehorse, after an unexpected snowfall stopped him in his tracks earlier this week.”  —djo— }

Former gang member turned rapper paralyzed in attack   {  }

Tlicho Grand Chief Eddie Erasmus gets $166K a year   {  This is a case of the tribe deciding how much their chiefs should get: “Of the salaries made public so far, the highest paid chiefs in the Northwest Territories are those in the only region with self-government. –  Because they are self-governed, the Tlicho are not required to release the salaries of their leaders under the First Nations Financial Accountability Act. – But their rates of pay are set out in laws they’ve passed, which are publicly available. – Tlicho Grand Chief Eddie Erasmus will collect about $166,000 in pay this year. – Each of the four chiefs will be paid about $130,000, whether it’s Chief Johnny Arrowmaker of Wekweti, population 141, or Clifford Daniels, leader of the more than 2,200 people in Behchoko. – The Tlicho government set the rates of pay for chiefs and other elected members in 2005. – Just four months later, it passed a new law that increased the salaries of the chiefs and the grand chief by more than $40,000 a year. – Then in 2009, the Tlicho government passed a law that made chiefs’ and councillors’ salaries rise with the cost of living, starting four years earlier. – Under the First Nations financial transparency Act, all N.W.T. First Nations without self-government agreements must make the salaries of their chiefs public. –  Only seven have done so. – The highest paid chief among them is Dettah Chief Eddie Sangris, who earned $116,000 last year. *** Um, I’m under the impression that reservations in the U.S.A. are treated as sovereign nations within whatever state they’re in. Reservations can sell cigarettes without charging the taxes, including federal taxes, that everybody else has to charge. -maybe it’s a plot to kill native Americans off by letting them smoke too much?- But where, in this so called free world, does one government have the right to demand that money earned by officials of another government be made public? Does claiming that ‘big brother’ is protecting our neighbours from being exploited by possibly crooked officials make it okay?   —djo— }

 

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{ 1:45 pm –  told you it took me longer this way —  2:30 pm finally clicking on “Publish” ———djo——— }

Monday, 29 September, 2014 – CBC News Headlines:

Monday, 29 September, 2014  -( 56˚F / 13˚C – & Cloudy right now, scattered clouds later, @ 8:30 am in Ithaca )- { Headlines compiled by douglas j otterson }

Sunset over water with lighthouse on the left.

“Sunset at Peggy’s Cove” From the Weather forecast page.

{ 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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Protesters with umbrellas open as tear gas cannisters fly at them.

This was tweeted: “The Umbrella Revolution” under fire in Hong Kong. Those are tear gas cannisters being fired at the protesters. The protesters want free democratic elections, the government wants to contol everything. That’s fascism, not communism.

{ Is it really international coffee day? —> Doug, who’s probably addicted to caffeine . }

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Lead Articles:

-Go Public-Foreign worker paid $25K to get visa, but arrived to find no job   { “An Ontario immigration consultant is under investigation for charging foreign clients up to $25,000 to help them enter Canada to work at low-skill jobs. In at least one case, the worker arrived to find the employer no longer existed.”  —djo— }

Ottawa providing assistance to imprisoned Canadian in Cuba   {  }

Luka Magnotta murder trial opens Monday in Montreal   {  }

Feds criticised for $300K bill to fly EU officials to T.O.   { Apparently, Prime Minister Stephen Harper flew a bunch of his European co-horts to Toronto and sent the bill to Canadian Taxpayers.  “T.O.” = Toronto, Ontario.  —djo— }

Employment Minister Kenney defends reforms to TFW program   { “TFW” = Temporary Foreign Workers. Some companies have been accused of hiring Temperary Foreign Workers at the expense of Canadians who wanted those -usually minimum wage- jobs, but the employers wanted to get away with paying the foreigners less than minimum wages, and some were treated as virtual slave labour. The governmental clamp down on the hiring of all TFW’s has hurt some honest businesses by trying to shut the programme down completely. I’ll have to look into whatever changes this guy is talking about. —djo—  }

-Exclusive- Stephen Harper gives pricey free ride home to European leaders   { “CBC News has learned Prime Minister Stephen Harper gave visiting European delegates a free flight home to Brussels last week, after adding a Toronto reception to their schedule that made it impossible for the visitors to make a planned commercial flight home in time for a Saturday meeting. ” – * There still is some confusion over whether or not the big trade deal actually went through – my conspiracy-investigating buddies called the deal a blatantly overt plot to sell Canada out to the Banksters who want to destroy everybody’s economy and force every government in the world to be totally dependent on the evil banksters.  — shrug, I have too little information to totally agree with that- but it certainly looks suspicious.  —djo— }

-Photos- Liberia struggles to fight Ebola as newest, largest clinic reaches capacity   {  }

Vote Compass: What Toronto mayoral cadidate is most aligned with your views?   { * If I have time later, I might take this quiz, poll or whatever it might be, I doubt than any of them would be somebody I’d go out of my way to vote for- & I might be taking the quiz half to see if it might be rigged— My friend and co-editor, Jim W,  sent me a link a while back to a test to see where in the political spectrum you and your ideals put you. We both scored on the left, between Mahatma Gandhi and Nelson Mandela. —djo— }

 

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Peace love and potota salad

“Peace Love & Potato Salad”

“Offbeat”

Free house up for grabs in Ottawa’s Manor Park — but there’s a catch   { * You’d have to move the house, probably in two pieces, to another spot and then reassemble it. This would probably cost ‘tens of thousands of dollars’ and Land is more expensive in Canada than I expected. The owners decided it would be cheaper to build a whole new house on their lot than upgrade this one to suit their growing family’s needs. They’re saying it would be a shame if they have to bulldoze it down and cart it off to landfill. —And knocking it down and carting it away would cost real money, Doug interjected— The house has to be gone by October 15th. – It looked like an okay house to me, but I suppose it might be lonely and suffer from separation anxiety — When I read the headlines I thought they were going to say it was haunted. No such luck.  —djo— }

Man who raised $55K for potato salad throws party   { “An Ohio man who jokingly sought $10.00 US to buy ingedients to make potato salad and got “Tens of Thousands f Dollars” threw a ‘charity-minded’ party with more than 30,000 pounds of potato salad and other food available” – Short article, couple photos of the guy, a tray of potato salad and it looks like a video you can click on. —there’s a definite “tens of thousands of dollars” theme today.—  —djo—  }

-Repeat- White sided dolphins make rare appearance near Victoria, B.C.   {  }

-Repeat- Why eating insects may be on the menu of the future   { * One ‘scientific predicter of the future’ thought we’d more likely be eating a form of blue-green algae. But don’t go grabbing a bunch of algae and start chomping down on it- some of them are poisonous.  —djo— }

 

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“Most Viewed”

Ottawa police officer Kal Ghadban takes own life at Elgin Street headquarters   { There’s a couple Ottawa Help Lines listed below this short article, including one labeled “Mental Health Crisis Line”. We keep losing ex-military and ‘First Responders’ through suicice this year. It’s been an epidemic. “Help! Make it go away – Amen”  —djo—}

Brooklyn Honderich, 2, missing in Norwich Township   { A two year old wandered from her parents dairy farm near Woodstock, Ontario just before 7 pm yesterday. A helicopter and two canine units are looking for her, as well as a lot of neighbours and friends. They say she’s about three foot three inches talls and weighs about 29 pounds. She was wearing a blue and white striped tank top, tan coloured overalls and grey capri pants, she has light brown hair in ponytails.  I don’t feel good about this one, I know I’d be going nuts- my first reaction to the headline was, “Wow, can you imagine a nation wide headline for a child who disappeared from a farm in Iowa or Ohio?” Every parent’s worst nightmare.  —djo— }

Ottawa Lotto Max winners say money doesn’t solve everything   { * Wisdom at the price of getting what you thought you really wanted? — Meanwhile too many people are going broke buying lottery tickets they can’t afford. gaaaa-  —djo— }

Downsizing: Lies, damn lies, and french fries   { At least they’re not calling them ‘Liberty Fries’. —djo— }

Hong Kong pro-democracy protesters resist calls to disperse   { I don’t feel real good about this one either.   —djo— }

-15 photo slide show- George Clooney’s wedding in Venice  { I think it was edited down from 22 photos yesterday, yup- so I won’t raise the “Repeat” flag  —djo— }

 

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Other:

International media flurry expected as Luka Magnotta trial begins in Montreal   { * What is this? Are various nations competing for the ‘Most interesting murder trial of the year’ award? Gaaaa!  —djo— }

-New- Massive police search underway for toddler who wandered from Ontario home   {  Re-write of an ‘above’ headline?   —djo— }

-New- 5 more bodies found after Japanese volcano eruption   {  }

Trudeau Liberals woo high-profile aboriginal candidates ahead of 2015  { ‘2015’ refers to the scheduled national election. The next national / federal election could come sooner if any more ‘fit hits the shan’ – —djo— }

Ukraine soldiers suffer worst loss of life since ceasefire began   {  }

5 injured as propane explosion rocks Montreal neighbourhood   { My sweetie in Montreal messaged me last night to say it happened in an ‘nice’ area. & She was wondering whether it might have been terrorists, or angry ex-spouses, or a gas leak.  —djo—  }

Barack Obama has come to grips with thorny Syria strategy   {  }

Caifornia adopts ‘yes means yes’ bill aimed at reducing sexual assault   {  }

Canadian’s 15-year sentence in Cuba ‘outragious’, MP says   { -A Canadian businessman sentenced in Cuba to 15 years in prison on corruption-related charges should be sent back home, said a Toronto-area MP who called the conviction a “travesty of justice.”-  —djo— }

-Analysis- Mulcair’s dilemma: Canadians like him, but will they vote for him?  { This headline ran yesterday, and I thought it was a bit less snarky than comments aimed at other political figures. Today I’m wondering if it’s a delayed reaction word-bomb, supposed to make people leaning toward the NDP think twice before voting that way. —djo— }

Mississauga’s mayor leaves office after 36 years  { Some friends called her “Hurricane Hazel” and figured she’d still be in office after her hundred and fiftieth birthday.  —djo— }

George Clooney keeps rumour mill whirling after Venice wedding   { I read a bit of this and I have no idea why they invoked the “whirling rumour mill’ bit. —djo— }

-Must Watch- Japan volcano rescue operation   {  }

-Must Watch- Cat narrowly escapes alligator attack {  }

-Editor’s Pick- The perils of a recovering U.S. economy: Don Pittis   {  }

-Politics- Russian ship played key role in Canada’s recent Franklin discovery   { “Find was billed as expression of Canadian sovereignity in North” & “A Russian-flagged vessel played a key role in Canada’s recent discovery of a sunken ship from the missing Franklin expedition, a scenario that faced a regulatory challenge and gave senior Conservative officials pause. – Prime Minister Stephen Harper has billed the Franklin search as an expression of Canadian sovereignty in the North — particularly in light of the “imperial ambitions” of Russian President Vladimir Putin.

– “The mapping and surveying activities that are part of the search are also considered a sign of domestic prowess in the Arctic. – A Russian-owned ship became part of the multi-partner Victoria Strait Expedition after it became apparent that the Canadian alternative, a former coast guard icebreaker, couldn’t carry the private financial donors underwriting part of the search. — * Underline ‘private financial donors underwriting part of the search’: Who were they and what do they expect in return?  —djo— }

Spy watchdog’s oil ties prompt B.C. Civil Liberties Association complaint   {  }

-Business- Encana agrees to buy Texas-based Athlon Energy in $7.1B deal   {  }

-Business- Japan’s SoftBank in talks to buy animation giant DreamWorks   {  }

-Business- BlackBerry stamps its Passport, Rockefellers get out of oil: Business Week Wrap   {  }

 

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“Local / New Brunswick”

Ex-PM Kim Campbell pitches reform to boost gender parity   { She’s suggesting that each riding should run two candidates, one male, one female. I have no idea from reading this article whether she means there should be two candidates from each party, or does she want to limit the election to two contenders and cut out all the other parties? That doesn’t make sense. Kim Campbell took over as Prime Minister when Brian Mulroney escaped before his term in office expired. Most blame Mulroney, but some blame her for the fact that the Progressive Conservative Party went from Number One to a distant 5th party status with only 2 representatives elected to Parliament.  * one of my favourite ‘psychics’ believes we’re about to see a similar political blood bath with the next Canadian federal elections.  Others are saying that if the Canadian electorate votes for another Conservative Government they will deserve whatever horrendous consequences they get. I have no idea what’s going on up there politically- just reporting what I read. * And what the ex-Prime Minister has to do with local New Brunswick news is beyond me. —djo— }

Today’s weather: Jim Abraham’s synopsis   {  }

-Repeat- Coastal Red Oak  multi-year project aims to boost numbers   {  }

Slain Moncton Mounties among fallen officers honoured in Ottawa Sunday   {  }

 

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“Aboriginal”

-New- Diagnosis education: Sioux Lookout hospital sets up classroom   { “The Meno Ya Win Health Centre will again offer classes to children and their expectant moms who have to stay in Sioux Lookout for extended periods.” * I don’t know about this. Unless the program was conceived and run by First Nations individuals, it would seem to me to be way too much like the old indoctrination strategy from the ‘Residential schools’ that were set up to strip the culture from First Nations kids. But, I’m here, and I don’t know who is running the programme, or why it was said to be something good for expectant mothers and their kids, who are taken out of their normal environment and placed in the centre.  —djo— }

Oppenheimer Park campers vow to stay as Vancouver seeks injunction   { “Vancouver police estimates there are more than 200 tents at Oppenheimer Park.” – “Oppenheimer Park campers say they aren’t going anywhere as the City of Vancouver goes to court today to seek an injunction to have them removed. – Vancouver Mayor Gregor Robertson said last week that living conditions at the site have deteriorated and the campsite is no longer safe.

– “But many of the tenters say they would hate to see the camp go because volunteers there have helped them and others. – “Like when I go to work I need a lunch, they provided me with a lunch,” said camper Ricky Comeau who describes himself as working-homeless. – “You know what I mean? They make sure my stuff is safe when I go to work. I love it!” – Volunteers running a neighbourhood lunch program over the weekend say they’re aware of the controversy, but are impressed with the camp. – “They have some pretty good organization it seems,” said volunteer Wisam Abdulla. – “Sometimes in front of the bottle depot we just kind of get raided, whereas here it was nice and orderly.” -Organizer Swampy Cree says the camp is attracting people from all over the province. She says the region needs a more coordinated approach to homelessness. – Others tasked with maintaining order at the camp express frustration because the camp is attracting people from all over the region. – Organizer Swamp Cree says the region needs a more coordinated strategy to homelessness.  —djo— }

Trudeau Liberals woo high-profile aboriginal candidates ahead of 2015   {  }

 

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{ 11:14 am – time to look for typos and get out the crayons again…   11:45 am, I’ve gone blind, but it looks okay. Time to push the “Publish” button.   ———djo——— }

Thursday, 25 September, 2014 – CBC News Headlines:

Thursday, 25 September, 2014  -( 46˚F /8˚C –  Sunny & clear here @ 9:30 am – One whole time zone east of Ithaca )-

{ 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. ———djo——— }

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Tweets hinting that we may soon see if the truth sets us free.

Half Past Human Tweets- 25 September, 2014 Will the Truth set us Free?

Pig wearing Necklace?

“The oldest pig in the world lives in Calgary”

{ Today- again, this is -Jim W- filling in for Doug, who’s finally giving in and taking his flu case to bed and staying there for several more hours. }

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Lead Articles:

-Analysis- Stephen Harper more open with Americans, UN than with Parliament   {  }

Brampton man shot dead during police traffic stop   {  }

Canada considers U.S. request for more help in ISIS fight   {  }

Candlelight vigil held for Toronto student fatally stabbed   {  }

14 ISIS fighters killed in U.S.-led airstrikes in NE Syria   {  }

Air Canada alleged problems with ‘explicit’ material in cockpit   { This article is about Air Canada warning flight crews they could be fired or face criminal charges  if they place ‘inappropriate material’ in the flight deck. It goes on to explain that a female pilot has reported pornographic material taped up in the cockpit and left in other places.  —jim w—  }

Lice aren’t nice, and parents pay big to get rid of them   {   }

 

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Globe with S-O-S in orange letters stuck to in near the equator

Should have been offbeat? SOS from the world-

“Offbeat”

Oldest pig in the world lives in Calgary   {  }

St. John’s will host one of the most significant fossil discoveries made   { “An impression left by a life form, recently named Haootia Quadriformis, likely pushes back the start of animal life to 560 million years ago.”  —jim w— }

Tinder for cuddling: Cuddlr app finds you strangers to snuggle with   { A new app for smartphones calls itself a ‘no pressure’ ‘sex-free’ “location-based social-meeting app for cuddling.” — I don’t know that I’d trust anybody I met that way, and I’m a guy.  —jim w— }

Do-si-do and meet the oldest square dancer on the continent   {  }

 

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“Most Viewed”

Teacher Daniel Mark Ogloff suspended for slapping ‘I’m gay’ sticker on student   { A Langley, B.C. metal and machine shop teacher with a history of inappropriate behaviour wrote “I’m gay” on a piece of masking tape and stuck that on the back of a male student’s jacket. The teacher has been suspended without pay for two weeks. }

Cold case: Woman digs for answers after alleged killings of 3 boys   { A woman who saw her father murder 3 First Nations boy who were later buried on their family farm spoke to police, who told her there were no missing persons reports and no bodies to back up her story. }

Jordan Subban not holding a grudge over Vancouver Sun ‘dark guy’ caption   {  }

Even Democrats seem unsure of Obama’s ISIS strategy for Iraq, Syria   {  }

Jason Kenney faces foreign-worker fallout in own backyard   { “Employment Minister Jason Kenney has faced growing pressure from businesses who say they need workers since he announced a crackdown on low-wage temporary foreign workers in June. Nowhere has that pressure been more vocal than in his home province of Alberta.” —jimw— }

BlackBerry Passport: Why it represents the ‘crux’ of CEO John Chen’s strategy   {  }

-13 photo slide show- India puts satellite into orbit around Mars   {  }

-Blog- NYPD, pregnant woman altercation video raises use of force questions   {  }

 

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Other:

‘Drop the knife’: Witness account of what police said before deadly traffic stop shooting   {  }

-New- Ex-Scouts Canada leader to be sentenced on child luring charges today   {  }

Violence in schools can’t be solved with ‘knee-jerk reactions’   {  }

U.S. -led airstrikes hit ISIS-held oil sites in Syria   {  }

Ebola crisis: Sierra Leone now has 5 districts under quarantine   {  }

Conservatives take flak in Alberta for foreign worker changes   {  }

Canada adds ISIS name to list of terrorist entities   {  }

-Video- Greenland’s ‘dark snow’ climate threat worse than thought   {  }

American sentenced to hard labour in North Korea says he’s in good health   {  }

-Must Watch- Japan’s air force anniversary   {  }

-Must Watch- Students react to school stabbing   {  }

-Editor’s Pick- UN Climate Summit: A ‘game-changer’ for global warming?   {  }

-Technology & Science- Ancient Alaska volcano spewed ash across continents   { An eruption 1,150 years ago on the Alaska-Yukon border sent ashes 7,000 km away- as far as Europe. 6,000 km farther than scientist previously thought. They are warning airlines that other volcanic eruptions might be able to interfere with air travel in a wider area around volcanos than they previously believed. }

-Community- iPhone 6 plus bends in tight pants, say Apple fans   { They’re saying that it is not a good idea to keep one of these phones in tight pants. Bending isn’t good.  —jim w— }

 

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“Local / New Brunswick”

Irving Oil turfs Gordon Dalzell, clean air activist, from group   { Gordon Dalzell is an award-winning environmental advocate who was part of Irving Oil’s community Liaison committee- He was told they no longer want him on their committee because he released proprietary information to the media. * This may be a case where a corporation believes it can over-rule a citizen’s constitutional rights. —jim w— }

Brian Gallant’s hydro-fracking moratorium is risky, expert says   { In another case where corporations believe they can dictate around or above the laws of a sovereign nation some businesses are suing various provincial, state, and federal governments. After Quebec banned hydro-fracking the U.S.-based Lone Pine Resources sued the federal government of Canada for $250 million in compensation. Andrea Bjorklund, a professor of international commercial law at McGill University in Montreal, said the Liberals have to be careful about how the moratorium will be instituted. -Bjorklund, who was a part of the U.S. State Department’s NAFTA arbitration team, said provinces have the right to change laws under NAFTA, especially to protect people or the environment. – But Bjorklund said they also have to respect the rights of investors. ** And the guys at “Half Past Human dot com” have seen a time when the ‘Banksters’ will try to take down sovereign governments and while this will not be pleasant for anybody- the Banksters will not emerge victorious.  -When it’s us vs them in a fight for our lives, there are a hell of a lot more of us than there are of them.- Bjorklund was interviewed on local CBC early morning news this morning and said a bunch of times that fracking is safe and they have science to prove it. She was really good at trying to deflect her way around questions the interviewer asked, but he was better and I think you didn’t have to be psychic to see through her. After she was gone from the program someone sent email in to the host of the morning news and he read that on the air. The email ripped her arguments apart and accused her of believing that the general public was stupid and got their information by carrier pigeon. —jim w— }

Transition to Liberal Brian Gallant government begins   { “New Brunswick’s new Liberal government is expected to be sworn in within two weeks. – The first step toward the transition took place on Wednesday, with a meeting between Premier-designate Brian Gallant and outgoing Premier David Alward in Fredericton. – Gallant says he’s confident the process will go well, but a firm date has not yet been set. – “The premier’s been very co-operative, his team has been very co-operative, and committed to us that he would do everything he possibly can to make this the smoothest transition it can be,” Gallant told reporters after the meeting.” —jim w— }

Threats against police must stop, Moncton judge says   { I wonder if the judge thought of applying that to threats made by police as well. —jim w— }

 

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“Aboriginal”

McMaster wants aboriginal child taken from family for chemotherapy   { Somebody should spirit the ice-holes who made that decision away and give them chemotherapy. Feed them lots of Genetically modified corn sweetener until their intestines burst and/or hold the idjits down and force feed them flouride five or six times a day, a whole tube of toothpaste at a time. How long do you think they’d survive? Doctors have known for years that there are better, almost free cures for cancer that they will not endorse because the big phamaceutical companies can’t get rich if everybody knows they can cure themselves for free.  Would that be cruel or unusual punishment? —jim w— }

John Amagoalik, ‘Father of Nunavut’, to receive Order of Nunavut   {  }

Attawapiskat band members want vote on future of Chief Spence   { According to a group of Attawapiskat band members, Chief Spence “should resign as chief, considering her romantic partner and former band manager Clayton Kennedy has been charged with defrauding the First Nation. ” —jim w—  }

Atikamekw say they won’t allow forestry work on their land without approval   { -Without the First Nation tribe’s approval-  —jim w— }

B.C. Mounties look for suspect after First Nations mask was stolen   {  }

Site C or L.N.G: pick one, say B.C. First Nations   {  B.C. First Nations are telling Ottawa they will approve either a dam at ‘Site C’ or Liquified Natural Gas development, but not both  —jim w— }

Women comb riverbank for clues in missing, murdered women cases   {  }

 

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{ 11:38 am – Chopping wood and carrying – no wait – checking 4 typos and coloring headlines.   ———Jim W——— }