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Thursday, 04 September, 2014 – CBC News Headlines –

Thursday, 04 September, 2014  -( 58˚F / 14˚C & Grey out there in Ithaca @ 7:30 am )-

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

{ I’ve been doing this because I believe that the CBC may be more honest and more respectable than Media here in the U.S.A., AND 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. }

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Cartoon complaining about jobs in canada

-Couple days late- But it’s the thought that counts- Not from the CBC –

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Lead Articles:

-Updated- Ukraine crisis sets the stage for toughest NATO summit since Cold war ended   { “NATO’s top official accused Moscow outright on Thursday of attacking Ukraine as allied leaders gathered for a summit to buttress support for Kyiv and bolster defences against a Russia they now see as hostile for the first time since the Cold War.” – “We are faced with a dramatically changed security environment,” NATO Secretary-General Anders Fogh Rasmussen told reporters on arrival at the summit. “To the east, Russia is attacking Ukraine.” }

Russia warns NATO against offering Ukraine membership   {   }

BC teachers’ union rejects gov’t demand to suspend strike   { Another link to the same article replaced “gov’t” with “premier’s” }

Manulife buys Standard Life Canadian assets for $4B   {  }

-Updated- Canada sending 13 soldiers to Ukraine peacekeeping exercise   {  }

-Analysis- Why Barack Obama’s disengagement abroad may not be such a bad thing: Neil Macdonald   {  }

Happy Endings: 5 tips to keep TIFF from hurting your tush   {  “TIFF” = Toronto International Film Festival. This article flirts with becoming, “How to sit through 400 films without breaking your back” }

 

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“Offbeat”

Miserable, retching Great Dane binged on 43 & 1/2 socks   {  *Jim & Cathi- don’t let Jassper read this.* But, I’m wondering who had to count the socks and how did they come up with that 1/2 a sock? —djo— }

Albino cobra on the loose in California suburb   { I remember hearing that Alice Cooper’s pet snake escaped from its cage while Alice was doing a gig in Las Vegas, NV and got into the plumbing and came up out of a sink in the bar. The news guy who read that wondered how many people in the bar that night rad to their nearest AA meeting house. }

Huge hippo sculpture inhabits London’s Thames river   { Yesterday’s ‘Must Watch’ video moved to ‘offbeat’ section & given a ‘more fun’ headline. }

Colour-blind artist hears colours with skull implant   { * Unrelated*: The artist who has a lot to do with the Television Series “Heroes”-the guy who came up with all the wild paintings and the comic book- is color-blind- I think he might just ‘ink’ the cells and has somebody else do the fill-in? & completely unrelated to this article here today –  We hear that ‘Heroes’ is going back into production with a new cast of characters and possible cameos or more from original cast members. }

 

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“Most Viewed”

Pro sports cheerleaders: Are some modern-day slaves?   { Another link to the same story: “Cheerleaders complain of poor or no pay from multi-million-dollar employers.” }

Regina teacher accused in student sex case guilty of misconduct   { Not enough details in this article I don’t know if the teacher was found guilty on the strength of a student’s accusations or if there was any kind of due process type hearing or what?  }

‘Knee defender’ passenger ‘ashamed’ but won’t stop using airline seat gadget   { “Knee Defender” is a pair of clips that attach to a tray table and prevent the person in front of you from reclining into your face. The devices are ‘prohibited’ by some airlines, but are not illegal. If the greedy idjits who run the airlines made sure there was enough room for everybody, this would not be a problem. }

ISIS: How to to ‘degrade and destroy’ the militant group   {   }

Toronto mayor’s race: Who has the best plan to fix the city?   {  }

Library time and book access limited for federal prisoners, advocates say   {  }

2 Nova Scotia daycares failed to report suspected child abuse   {  }

-15 Photo Slideshow- Venice Film Festival 2014   {  }

-Blog- Teen boy sues DMV after being forced to take off his makeup   { – South Carolina – “According to the Associated Press, the gender non-conforming teen (who identifies as male) has filed a lawsuit against the state’s Department of Motor Vehicles for forcing him to remove his makeup in order to obtain a license.” – “It’s not likely that 16-year-old Chase Culpepper expected to have the time of his life when he went to a South Carolina DMV for his first driver’s license photo in March — but he didn’t expected to leave feeling humiliated, either.” }

 

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Other:

‘It’ll take a number of years’: The challenges of destroying ISIS   { Some of my favourite people are conspiracy theorists, or fans of conspiracy theories- But suppose for a minute that they might be right- and ISIS is the product of a C.I.A. training program. -If not the C.I.A., then another ‘intelligence’ operation with a ‘black ops’ budget. They find people who are a little bit over the edge already, and encourage them to become stark raving fanatics, kind of like: wind ’em up and let ’em go- But their wind up toys never know who it was, exactly, that wound them up / encouraged them to let their natural frustration and anger fester and become a solid force to be manipulated by puppet masters ( or idiots who believe they are puppet masters ) Give an angry, brainwashed person a gun, show him how to use it, convince him that he can go to heaven and pick and choose his 72 virgins because he’ll be killing creatures that his understanding of ‘god’ didn’t make, no, the infidels were created by the devil, by false gods… and blah blah blah- and then sit back, tenting your fingers together, smug as all get-out, and see what happens. Al-Qaeda means ‘The List’ – this was the C.I.A.’s list of ‘friendly’ nationalistic / religious partisans who wanted the Russians out of their country and would be happy to take C.I.A. money and guns and training and run around creating havoc –  and then remember everything they learned and use it against the U.S.A. when they invaded their country / territory.  So, if Al-Qaeda were originally C.I.A. assets or puppets who cut their strings and went after the puppet-masters, then went out and trained a whole new crop of wilder and crazier fanatics and called them ISIS or whatever they call themselves, and remember- if you mispronounce a name in their neck of the woods, or desert- that’s an insult- But anyway, the point of this whole silly rant is- if the C.I.A. or some similar group trained these guys or at least trained their trainers, ya’d think they had some kind of fail-safe – like for instance, a shipment of nerve gas bombs programmed to leak and kill the fanatics who were about to use them on innocents- But wait a minute- either these puppeteers are lousy at their ‘craft’ – or they don’t want to take down their golden egg laying gooses / scary Islamic fanatics –  hey- while most of the people in this world are scared out of their minds that they might walk around the corner in Main Street, USA and see a wild eyed fanatic dressed like an Arab with an AK-47 in one hand and a grenade in the other- heck- while Mr and Ms USA are checking under their beds for wild eyed fanatics, they won’t be watching the puppet masters, who are robbing them blind, fitting them with strings and getting ready to play their funeral march. What was Alfred Hitchcock’s theme music again? Funeral March of the Marionettes? – Who’s pulling YOUR strings? —djo— }

-Analysis- Toronto mayor’s race: Are there any free rides out of city’s traffic jams?   { & Where are those hover cars that everybody who went to the 1939 world’s fair believed we’d be flying around in by now? I saw television specials in black and white about that world’s fair. Unless I’m reincarnate from then, I wasn’t around to see it myself in person. }

‘I did my best’: Steven Sotloff’s fixer recalls effort to have U.S. journalist freed.   {   }

-New- Former PMs, aboriginal leaders announce new partnership today   {  }

Kashmir floods: 70 missing as bus swept away in stream   {  }

Rob Ford campaign staffer assaulted, police say   {  }

Tesla taps Nevada for $5B battery ‘gigafactory’   { Tesla, the car company, not Tesla the genius engineer. The engineer died penniless and had all his papers stolen by bad guys who are now using his technology against all of us. }

-Must Watch- Iceland eruption   {  Iceland’s Bardarbunga volcano is spitting out lava but experts say it’s not a threat to air traffic, yet }

-Must Watch- Heavy rain, landslides in China   {  }

-Editor’s Pick- Canadian beekeepers sue Bayer, Syngenta over neonicotiniod pesticides   { Bayer did so much for Hitler’s guys in World War II that they were calling their US enterprises ‘Miles Labs’ until they figured it was safe to come out of that closet. Who would believe that a fascist organization secretly took over the U.S.A. a long time ago? Bet you didn’t know that Henry Ford send Adolf Hitler the equivalent of $40,000.oo U$ dollars every year on his birthday. }

-Editor’s Pick- How the Iraqi jihadist group has grown   {  }

-Politics- Stephen Harper and the obsession with Franklin   { On his photo-op trip to the ‘way up north’, Prime Minister Stephen Harper toasted the search for Sir John Franklin’s ships, the Erebus and Terror. They were lost in a 19th century quest to find the Northwest Passage. }

-Business- Ontario chambers of commerce fight ‘aggressive’ U.S. incentives   {  }

-Arts & Entertainment- Where are the women? Why there are so few female movie roles? { -Um, because all the best parts for female actors are in “The Game of Thrones”?   —djo— }

-Technology & Science- The race to capture solar energy at U of T   { Researchers at the University of Toronto are re-imagining the solar cell as scientists and engineers around the world are racing to find alternatives to ‘fossil fuels’. They should look in the smoky back rooms of oil industry manipulations to find all the advances the ice holes have ‘buried’ to keep their strangle hold on your wallets. There is no gas or oil shortage. They’re lying to us. But there are cleaner ways to get our energy, and the Amish have the right idea in refusing to be at the ‘mercy’ of utility companies.   —djo— }

 

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“Local / New Brunswick”

How can New Brunswick improve the way students learn math?   { Have them count the lashes when we whip the evil manipulating politicians who want to keep them stupid? Learning is fun. All kids start out loving to learn. Almost every school system on this planet makes learning a drudgery- and exposes wonderful, bright kids to bullies and teaches them that they should expect to spend their lives at the mercy of manipulating ice-holes }

Dr. Eilish Cleary heading to Nigeria to fight Ebola virus   {  }

Brian Gallant suspends Liberal candidate after fraud charges arise   { The accused candidate says the charges are ‘baseless’ and questions the timing of the accusations. }

CRA seeks public apology from David Alward   { The Corporate Research Associates want New Brunswick premier David Alward to apologize in public for his quip that the group that does scientific polling was ‘playing games’ when it released its latest findings that revealed that the premier is doing badly in his bid to impress the voters. Unless the PC Party in New Brunswick can buy an election the way G.W. Bush did here in the states, Alward will be looking for a job in a couple weeks.  * & This “CRA” is not the Canada Revenue Agency, which Canadians love to hate as much as we hate the I.R.S. –   but they don’t have the possible ‘out’ of learning that their federal tax agency never was legally adopted by the prerequisite number of states. The I.R.S. only has legal status because the congress passed laws to put Al Capone in Alcatraz for ‘tax evasion’. If you live or work in the United Snakes of Amerika, the U.S. Government is committing fraud every time it demands that you pay income tax.  }

David Coon pledges to cancel forestry deals, hike corporate tax   { David Coon is the ‘leader’ of the New Brunswick Green Party.  }

Deportation order for Dieppe family from Tunisia lifted   { Yay! }

Saint John movie extras still waiting to get paid   { The producer of the movie ‘Dominion’ – about the final days of Dylan Thomas the poet – blames a clerical error for the 2 month delay in paying extras who were hired for the film. There is a photo of half a dozen actresses who played ‘swooning groupies’ who would flock to Dylan Thomas’ public poetry readings- & ‘The cheques should be in the mail within 2 weeks’. }

Voting machines erode secrecy of spoiled ballots   {  Apparently, spoiling one’s ballot was a person’s right – that can’t very well be practiced when voting on a machine. Best guess, it’s a way of saying ‘none of these candidates are worth voting for’. (?)  —djo— }

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{ 10:45 am – after several distractions – Checking typos and colorizing –   It’s 11:45 am and I’m going blind here-       ———djo——— }

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Saturday, 23 August, 2014 – CBC News Headlines –

Saturday, 23 August, 2014  -( 67˚F / 19˚C & hazy/overcast in Ithaca @ 12:00 pm ET )-

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

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Icelandic volcano photo

Iceland raised its aviation alert to the highest level today believing the Bardabunga volcano is about to blow.

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“Lead Stories”

Iceland issues volcano red alert, eruption imminent   { Iceland raised its aviation alert for the volcano to the highest level of red on Saturday, indicating an eruption that could cause “significant emission of ash into the atmosphere.” Red is the highest alert warning on a five-point scale. 11:08 AM ET }

Russian aid trucks begin to leave Ukraine   {  }

Boat with 200 migrants sinks off  coast of Libya: official  {  }

Suicide attacks on Iraqi gov’t buildings leave 17 dead   {  }

Family prepares for slain Manitoba teen’s funeral on Saturday   {  }

Beyond condemnation: How has Canada joined the fight in Iraq?   { There’s a photo of P.M. Harper pointing his finger.  [ caption:  >>—-> “Prime Minister Stephen Harper’s government has used strong words to condemn ISIS atrocities in Iraq. But the actions to date have been limited. (Adrian Wyld/Canadian Press)”  ] Followed by the next quote:  >>—-> “What I think Canada needs to do, most important in terms of changing the dynamics, is to provide humanitarian aid now, because it’s needed now — not weeks from now or months from now — it’s needed right now for people who are suffering and have been the victims of barbaric acts,” New Democrat Peter Julian said Thursday on CBC News Network’s Power and Politics. “I think Canada could do much more,” he said. }

Ivory Coast closes western borders over Ebola threat   { *Holy Cow! I think we went all of yesterday without a single new headline featuring the word ‘Ebola’- Looks like that couldn’t last – }

 

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“Offbeat”

'Certain U.S. states call them 'juneberries' Canucks call them 'Saskatoon berries'.

‘Certain U.S. states call them ‘juneberries’ Canucks call them ‘Saskatoon berries’.

Saskatoon berry gets name change in U.S.   { “In Michigan and Minnesota, the delicious berry is known as the juneberry, which is what the variety found in the northeast U.S. is called. – Researchers at Cornell University found that Americans loved the taste of Saskatoon berries, but the name didn’t resonate as well as juneberry. To capitalize on their thirst for the small purple berries, some U.S. marketers are asking Canadian growers to change their labelling.” – * Now, personally, there are a couple of us who would like citizens of the U.S.of A. to stop calling themselves ‘Americans’, as if they were the only ones on both continents that mattered, and maybe opt for something like ‘USAtians’ *But of course, that’s off topic. 😉 }

Watermelon warriors vs ‘tame and childish’, designer pans CFL jerseys   { ‘CFL’= Canadian Football League. Besides a poll on what you might think of the Blue Bomber’s new uniforms, there’s a ‘click-to-change-photo slide show. The Winnipeg Blue Bombers are criticized for having wimpy looking uniforms. While the Saskatchewan Rough Riders’ ‘Watermelon Warrior’ Jerseys win approval – If you’re really interested, the slide show on their page might just be worth looking at. }

Smart grizzly bears can use tools to solve problems   { Yes, but why don’t more ‘smart’ humans learn to remain cool and use their higher minds to solve their problems? }

Rendering of a football uniform

“Rough Riders’ Watermelon Warrior” uniform design.

Saskatoon girls go to school of rock   { “Some new Joan Jetts and Lady Gagas could be in the making.”& “During the week-long summer program girls age 7 to 13 learn to play an instrument, form a band and write a song to be showcased at the end of the week.”  }

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

7-13 year-old girls leanring to play like rock stars.

Summer School for future rock stars?

 

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“Most Viewed”

ISIS atrocities in Iraq: What’s Canada’s next move?   {  }

Wynne slams Harper over missing, murdered aboriginal women comments   { P.M. Harper said, ‘We should not view this as sociological phenomenon.’  – Ontario Premier Kathleen Wynne says ‘it’s outrageous’ for Prime Minister Stephen Harper to say there’s not a systemic aspect to crimes involving missing and murdered aboriginal women. }

Man dead after Elgin street stabbing outside bars   {  }

Alberta’s cloud-seeding pilots see 2nd busiest year in 20 years    { Another wording of this was ‘Hail-busting pilots in Alberta see 2nd busiest season in 20 years‘ }

Adrienne Sweat angry after autistic son’s head caught in bus   { *I’m not sure why they named her, but: ‘Adrienne Sweat and her five-year-old son Liam live near Grandview Park on Commercial Drive. The two were headed home yesterday when they decided to take a bus instead of walking 12 blocks.’ – The Vancouver mother is angry and frustrated with Translink after she says her autistic son’s head was caught in the door of a bus. She says the bus driver’s actions should be investigated because it’s important drivers are “watching out” and “paying attention.” }

-blog- Clothing line for people with Down Syndrome finds success on Kickstarter   { For those who never heard of Kickstarter, it’s a on-line service where people who believe they have a marketable idea can go and see if they can interest investors in supporting the development of those products or projects. }

 

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“Other”

-Photos- The week in pictures, Aug. 16-23   {  }

Egypt calls for open-ended ceasefire to stop Gaza violence   {  }

James Moore ‘impatient’ with provincial trade barriers   { “Industry Minister James Moore says the provinces haven’t done enough to remove barriers blocking inter-Canadian trade.” / Jim W’s comment: >>—> ‘A televised report a couple days ago said it’s easier for people from some provinces to get their products exported to other countries than to have those same products shipped to some other provinces within Canada.’ }

Andrew Wiggins trade nearly official, Canadian will be rare top pick traded   { -Basketball?- Canadian Andrew Wiggins, reportedly has been traded from the Cleveland Cavaliers to Minnesota. ‘He would become just the second No. 1 overall draft pick to be traded without playing a game for the team that drafted him since the ABA, NBA merged in 1976.’ }

‘My big Jewish nose’ essay by Calgary woman sparks controversy   {  }

Saskatchewan might have followed Quebec sovereignty’s lead   { – If Quebec went independent from Canada Sakatchewan might have followed.- }

Elevated selenium levels found in fish near Mount Polley mine spill   { And the New Brunswick government wants New Brunswickers to believe something like that can’t happen in New Brunswick? }

Monarch butterfly population set to rise this year    {  }

Possible Ebola patient quarantined at Montreal hospital   {  }

New PTSD diagnosis could tax resources, CF member says   { “CF” = Canadian Forces, the Canadian Military. Several recent suicides and the news that Canadian Veterans face a six month wait to get any help when diagnosed with Post Traumatic Stress Disorder have a lot of people demanding better care for Veterans who put their lives on the line for Canada and the world. Sounds like the government doesn’t want to spend enough money to make sure their vets get the care they need. }

Roaming rates, liveable Canadian cities & tattoo regrets: BUSINESS WEEK WRAP   {  }

Retailers beware: Homeland security says cash registers susceptible to data theft   {  }

Janet Yellen tells Jackson Hole job numbers are harder to decipher   {  }

Luka Magnotta film pulled from Montreal film festival   { Luka Magnotta is accused of killing and dismembering Jun Lin, a Chinese student living in Montreal, in 2012. – The film, Sex, Fame and Murder: The Luka Magnotta Story, was created by Canal D Investigation and, according to a Marble Media press release, promised to take an ‘up close and personal look into the life of this fame-hungry individual.” – According to film distribution company Marble Media, the documentary features analysis from journalists, attorneys, police and an FBI criminal profiler. The company also said it would focus on Magnotta’s past as an adult film entertainer and his online presence. – The film has been pulled from Montreal’s World Film Festival just weeks before his murder trial is set to begin. }

Burning Man Festival suffers ‘capitalist creep’: Day 6   { *I copied and pasted the following, their links are still there: >>—-> —If your perception of the Burning Man Festival is hippies doing drugs, making art, and dancing barefoot in the sand, you’re not totally wrong. Traditionally, Burners live in tents and come to Black Rock City, Nevada, with their own food and water. They participate in a “gifting economy” and money is not allowed. But sold-out tickets over the past couple of years has led to higher prices and given birth to new participants with more money to spend and a different idea of what it means to be a Burner. Day 6 looked into Burning Man’s “Capitalist Creep.”— }

Leonardo DiCaprio visits Alberta’s oilsands   { Should we go there and take pictures and see if we make the news? }

Jann Arden admits to ‘low shots’ in fight with radio station   { A Calgary, Alberta, radio station truncated -shortened-many ‘pop’ songs to give their listeners ‘Twice the music’. Calgarian singer-songwriter/personality, Jann Arden -who is a much bigger star in Canada than she is in the states- Was not impressed. She launched a ‘days-long and profane’ twitter campaign’ against the idea. She’s not the only person, Artist or Listener- who didn’t like the idea. *I mean, think of it- which part of ‘Stairway to Heaven’ would you chop off to improve your ‘bottom line’? I’d never listen to a station that had a policy of doing that. But I guess they wouldn’t focus their money making campaigns on people like me. }

Daniel Radcliffe on fixing The F Word for Americans   {  }

Ottawa food bank’s no junk food stance receives cheers and jeers online   {  }

Scottish independence debate heats up on social media ahead of vote   {  }

The internet wants a Canadian flag emoji   { Many people want a Canadian Flag symbol they can include in text messages on smart phones. Currently, the Unicode Standard includes national flag emojis for 10 countries: China, Germany, Spain, France, U.K., Italy, Japan, South Korea, Russia, and the U.S. – But not Canada? “Vhat about us Lower Slobovians?” Boris Badenov and Natasha ‘Vant to Know!’   }

 

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“Local” / “New Brunswick”

Funeral today for pilot Klaus Sonnenberg in N.B.   {  }

Hartland tenants face another week with power   {  }

N.B. should adopt Maine’s water protection program, says scientist   { ” A scientist who helped develop Maine’s water protection program says New Brunswick should adopt a similar program. On Friday, and for the first time, New Brunswick’s environment minister gave an explanation as to why, he says, implementation of the 2002 Water Classification Regulation is being held up. His explanation comes just days after New Brunswick’s Ombudsman Charles Murray slammed the government for failing to adopt the 12-year-old regulation.” }

Liberals pledge a family doctor for every New Brunswicker   { The campaigns for September 22nd’s Provincial elections are underway. }

 

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{ 1:04 pm : Headlines colorized, fleshing out comments & checking for typos- 2:30 pm, almost ready to click “Publish”   ———djo——— }