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Sunday, 09 November, 2014 – News Headlines:

Sunday, 09 November, 2014  -( 46˚F / +8˚C –  &  Cloudy @ 2:45 pm near Ithaca )-  -( 41˚F / +5˚C –  & cloudy & dark @ 6:15 pm Closer to Halifax- My turn for weird computer glitches. —jda—)-   —  { Headlines compiled by douglas j otterson & jim wellington, with help from —jda— }

— Other Media: —

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

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

{ 304 new tweets since this time yesterday. That’s a really light day in the ‘Tweet-us-sphere’  —djo— }

Bear at picnic table.

Looks like bears are in the news again. 🙂 —djo—

Harper looking like a puppet beside Prince Charles.

rkn429 retweets some very interesting stuff- & Harper’s on the wrong side of history for a lot of reasons, this one highlights him being on the wrong side for not supporting a inquiry into missing and murdered First Nations Women.


From Half Past Human dot com: Lots of News about ‘Rebellion’ in Europe and U.S.A.

French anti cyber bullying message.

-Anti-Cyber-Bullying Message — “In case of cyber-intimidation: Stop – Don’t participate- Block- interfere with cyber intimidators- Talk – with an adult you trust-“

We Were Seeds

“Governments Kill more of their Own Citizens than all of the wars in the past century combined.” Katherine Albrecht (?)

Wolves in a Group Howl, dancing.

According to “Medicine Cards” Wolves represent tribe members who leave the tribe, venture out to new worlds, new experiences, then return and teach the ones who stayed behind about new ideas, new ways, new concepts – new cultural wealth.





Lead Articles: Today’s Theme?: “And the Wall— Came Tumbling Down!” — But- Is there life beyond a propaganda enforced ‘Thunderdome’? —  { -jda-‘s NaBloPoMo entry is #1066. Jim’s NaNoWriMo Novel is up to 36,000 words already. }

Mikhail Gorbachev

Mikhail Gorbachev warns we’re on the brink of a new Cold War.

berlin wall b4 & after

“Berlin Wall – Before & After”

-Yesterday-World on ‘brink of a new Cold War,’ warns Gorbechev  { * “Tensions between the major powers have pushed the world closer to a new Cold War, former Soviet leader Mikhail S. Gorbachev said Saturday.” *  —djo—  }

Bundled human.

“Winter Arrives This Weekend” in Alberta

-Yesterday- ‘Winter arrives this weekend’ Environment Canada warns Albertans   { * “Winter is coming. That’s the message — literally — from Environment Canada to Albertans ahead of the weekend, when an Arctic air mass is expected to pummel the last remnants of autumn into wintry submission.” *   —djo— }

Weather hampers search for 5 teenagers missing in Northern Sask.  {  }

ISIS leader wounded in U.S. airstrike, Iraq officials say   { * – “Are ‘Iraq officials’ any more trustworthy sources than the propaganda pushers on our side of the Atlantic?” *   —djo— }

Stasi’s massive surveillance kept tabs on East Germans at any cost   { * “So what did we do? Copy their madness and go them one better with amazing new inventions like facebook and the NSA’s policies and resources? God Bless Whistleblowers! *  —djo— }

Harper’s North Pole bid surprised government officials, internal emails suggest  { * “New documents suggest that Canada’s last-minute decision to stretch its claim to the Arctic seabed all the way to the North Pole took federal bureaucrats off-guard.” *  —djo—  }

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Harper-China 2014-Nov-08

Harper selling Canada to Chinese interests?

Sunday: 09 November, 2014 – “Developing News” Flashing Headlines:

Germany celebrates 25 years since fall of Berlin Wall  {  }

PM Harper raises human rights with Chinese president  {  }

1 dead, 2 critically injured in Toronto bus-car crash   {  }

Weather slows search for 5 teens in northern Saskatchewn  {  }

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Big guy climbing out of 1987 VW Beetle

“Uruguay Elections”


-Repeat-Arab sheik offers Uruguay’s president $1m for 1987 Beetle  { * My initial feeling was the President of Uruguay was making a mean-spirited joke when he said he would donate the money to housing the homeless if anybody gave him one million dollars for his 1987 Volkswagen Beetle. I hope I was wrong. *  —djo— }

Massachusetts town moves to ban the sale of all tobabcco products  {   }

#YYCSnowPups celebrate arrivala of winter in southern Alberta  {   }

Wanted: Indoor pool for dog needing therapy  {   }

From Earlier this week:   { You might be able to do a search and find these articles if you’re interested: —djo—  }

Big ‘groundhog; fossil from age of dinosaurs rewrites mammal history    {   }

Star Wars sequel title — The Force Awakens — announced, then mocked by fans  {   }

World’s biggest corn maze leaves some ‘so frustrated and so bewildered’ they call 911   {   }




The Brandenburg Gate in November of 1989.

“Most Viewed”

Berlin Wall: East Germans lived in fear under Stasi surveillance   {  * Kind of like what we’re living with here in our new high-tech surveillance states, ya think? *  —djo— }

RCMPsearching for 5 mising teens in northern Sask.   {  }

Woman killed, man arrested following 8 hour standoff in Vancouver  {  }

Mikhail Gorbachev warns world on ‘brink of new Cold War’  {  }

ISIS leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi wounded in U.S. airstrike, Iraq officials say   {  }

Child bites into Snickers bar, finds sewing needle  {   }

Stephen Harper’s North Pole bid caught bureaucrats  by surprise  {   }

Royal Bank to test our Toronto company’s Nymi technology    { * – You’ve heard of paying retailers with the tap of a smartphone, but Royal Bank thinks shoppers are ready to take another big step: wearing payment options on their wrist. – The bank has paired with Toronto-based technology developer Bionym to test a wristband called Nymi (pronounced Nim-ee), which identifies owners through their unique heartbeat and then lets them charge purchases to their credit card. – The device looks like a watch, and will soon grace the wrists of 250 RBC clients and staff under a pilot project in Toronto that runs through February. – Eventually, the bank hopes to roll out its RBC PayBand across the country. – *  *** & I’ve got friends who believe this is another step down the slippery slope to the ‘Number of the Beast’ Biblical Prophecy – and they’re convinced that the devil himself is behind this plot to poison everybody’s souls with some kind of curse that will make it impossible for billions of good people to ever go to Heaven. *** —djo—}

1 dead after TTC bus collides with car, ends up hitting bank   {  }

Man survives six-metre plunge into well north of Toronto   {  }

2 bodies found in Moncton apartment   {   }

-1 photo slide show- Germany marks 25 years since Berlin Wall’s fall   {   }

-Blog- Tinder profiles feature sex trafficking victims as part of powerful awareness campaign  { * -This week, the Immigration Council of Ireland launched an innovative Tinder-based ad campaign to create awareness about the crimes behind sex trafficking and prostitution.- *  —djo—  }




Arctic Ground Squirrel


Man arrested in homicide of Vancouver woman following 8-hour police standoff   {  }

-Photos- Remembrance Day: Poppies, around the world  {   }

‘Victory of freedom over bondage’: Germany marks 25 years since Berlin Wall’s fall   {   }

B.C. First Nation considers growing medical marijuana on its reserve   {   }

Will you wear your credit card on your wrist? Royal Bank is betting on it   {  }

TrendMD designed to help medical research get read   {   }

Man rescued after spending hours at bottom of well    {  }

Sewing needle found in Halloween Snickers bar  {  }

Transit bus collides with car, killing 1 kn Northwest Toronto    {  }

3 teenagers in hospital after Ottawa crash   {  }

Mexican protesters torch palace door, angry over apparent massacre of students   {  }

More than a million Catalonians vote in symbolic poll on split from Spain   {  }

-Feature- Berlin Wall: Before and after   {  }

Manitoba Premier Greg Selinger will face party leadership vote in March   {  }

Keep me busy: How Princess Anne’s Ottawa visit will honour ‘everyday heroes’  {  }

Rain and snow wallop parts of N.L., high winds tear roof off townhouse   {  }

-Must Watch- Balloons mark Berlin Wall collapse    { * “Thousands of balloons, tracing a 15-km stretch where the the former Berlin Wall once stood, are set free to mark the collapse of the Cold War barrier.” *  —djo— }

-Must Watch- Victoria Falls high wire crossing    {  * “Move over Nik Wallenda, 2 daredevils conquer their nerves and tightrope walk across Zimbabwe’s Victoria Falls.” *  —djo—  }

-Must Watch- GoProin zero-g water bubble   { * “Astronauts aboard the International Space Station have fun experimenting with a GoPro camera inside a floating ball of water.”  —djo— }

-Editor’s Pick- Death and denial in Cape Dorset    {  }

-Editor’s Pick- Berlin Wall: Before and after    { * “A series of before and after images of scenes in Germany.”  —djo—   }

-Editor’s Pick- Berlin Wall: Germans reflect the fall   { * Sequence of events ‘on the scale of the fall of the Roman Empire’ *  —djo—  }



Fredericton police patch

Fredericton police reopen probe of city ‘financial irregularities’

“Local / New Brunswick”

2 bodies found in Moncton apartment   {   }

Power outages continue in northern New Brunswick   {   }

3rd Skillsoft email raises privacy concerns in N.B.   { * – A New Brunswick woman says she received another email from a company that mistakenly exposed thousands of email addresses a few days ago and said the problem has been fixed.

– Cheryl Hay was surprised to open her email Saturday morning and find another message from Skillsoft, a company that offers government-funded online training courses. – She says it’s the third one since Thursday. Plus, she says, it contains the email addresses of more than 4,000 people. – “People are exposing their work locations and it’s a breach of privacy regarding the fact that they may not want their employers knowing they’re taking training or just the fact that they’re trying to do some training on their own without a whole bunch of other people knowing,” Hay said. – Skillsoft sent an email Thursday offering assistance to those who had signed up for its courses. The problem was it CCed everyone, which meant everyone’s email address was visible to everyone else. – On Friday, the company told CBC News the problem was fixed. – Chris Cummins, vice-president of inside sales for North America, says no more emails have been sent, however, some people are receiving the one sent out Thursday on delay. – “Certainly we are here and ready to answer any questions that anybody has. They can get in touch with us directly at the SkillsNB email address that we communicated out on Friday morning as well,” Cummins said. –  Cummins says several people got in touch with the company Saturday to say they had received emails. He says each case is being dealt with individually. – New Brunswick’s privacy commissioner is investigating. – *  —djo—   }

Saint John woman recalls growing up in Berlin Wall’s shadow   {   }

Earlier this week:   {   }

Amherst protesters rally against importing fracking wastewater   {   }

Early French immersion change coming, Serge Rousselle says   {  }

Geriatric clinic for at-risk seniors opens at Moncton Hospital   {  }



AFN Candidates

Assembly of First Nations candidates.

“First Nations”

Three candidates for AFN National Chief   { * “Ghislain Picard, Perry Bellegarde and Leon Jourdaine are the three official candidates in the running to become the National Chief of the Assembly of First Nations, a position which Shawn Atleo resigned from in May amid some conflict.” *  —djo— }

AFN national chief candidates address key issues in election  {  }

B.C. First Nation considers growing medical marijuana on its reserve  {  }

-Photos- Unreserved: The radio show in pictures, November 8  {  }

-Video- Mother glad Nunavut govenment is taking action following infant’s death  {  }

Manitoba Association of Native Firefighters loses federal funding  { * -An Aboriginal aid agency in charge of 2011 flood evacuees has been stripped of its federal funding effective immediately.- *  —djo—  }

Decorated First Nations vet Tommy Prince a Canadian hero  {  }

James Bay Cree youth in Quebec hit the music charts  {  }

Tamra Keepness: No evidence of missing child in wells linked to Reddit map  {  }

Shuswap reserve chooses new council after spending became key issue in band election  {  }

Injuries happened at the hands of Winnipeg police, woman alleges  {  }

Ebola fears led First Nation to opt out of Canada World Yourth  {  }

Pictou’s Clean the Mill group releases  soil data  {  }

Aboriginal star hailed as ‘pioneer’ by Soccer Hall of Fame  {  }

Shoal Lake no. 40 gets backing from IJC  {  }

Homeless woman fined for building her own home   {  }

CBC investigation prompts Nunavut health-care review  {  }

Fort Simpson, N.W.T., chief Minnie Letcher dies of meningitis  {  }

Cynthia Blackjack’s mother sues Yukon gov’t over daughter’s death  {  }

Head of B.C. Missing Women Commission says no to national inquiry   { * “Wally Oppal, the commissioner of the British Columbia Missing Women Commission, is saying no to the possibility of a national inquiry into more than 1,100 missing and murdered aboriginal women in Canada.” * *** He says now is the time for action, not an inquiry. ***  —djo— }

Bill Lyall, former Central Arctic MLA, publishes new book  { * “Bill Lyall of Cambridge Bay, Nunavut, was in Iqaluit yesterday to launch his new book, which tells the story of the co-operative movement in the Arctic and himself” *  —djo—  }

-Feature- Nunavut put community’s health ‘at risk’ by mishandling nurse  { * -When a baby in a Nunavut hamlet died of a lung infection in 2012, questions arose about the nurse who allegedly failed to treat him. A CBC investigation reveals a history of complaints about the nurse and a government that refused to fire her.- *  —djo— }

Hydro ‘cautiously optimistic’ about steps to end Jenpeg occupation  {  }

3 deaths in Iqaluit related to prescription Tylenol overdose  {  }

Oskayak high school students hold round dance for missing women  {  }

-Video- Derek Nepinak calls for boycott of Sun Media, Winnipeg Sun newspaper  {  }

Minister of Child Services offers Onigaming support after suicides   {  }

Indigenous physician brings unique perspective to her practice  {  }

Transit rider wants Lift Plus service to Fort William First Nation  {  }

Facing suicide rates on remote First Nations: Why leaving may not be an option {  }

-8 Photos- Kinder Morgan pipeline: First Nations fight back with fish  {  }


{ We’ve left a lot of First Nations news on this page after it was taken down from the ‘aboriginal’ page at the CBC web site. & The ‘First Nations Page’ is actually called ‘Aboriginal’ on the CBC web site, but some First Nations object to that title, so we renamed it here.  —djo— }




{ This is what grabbed me recently when I fired up my Twitter pages.  ———djo——— }

11 steps to fascism

“11 steps to Fascism” I forgot where this came from. bad me.  —djo—

encrypt things

“Encrypt Things”


#SaveTheInternet, #NetNeutrality at the White House

Net neutrality tweet

@ Retweeted: @guardiantech by @fightfortheftr


Harper’s Approach to Climate Change

Stephen Harper sux big time

“Everybody I know realizes that Stephen Harper is bad news for Canada, bad news for the world. What I cannot understand is how the bleep does he convince his ‘followers’ to buy his bull chips?” —djo—

Ack 11-01-2014

“Income Splitting” = “We take what’s yours, good luck living on what’s left.” The Soundtrack should include Thunderclap Newman. “Because the Rev O Lution’s Now!”

Orwell on war

“George Orwell Quote” = “If you draw your sword, you’ve been bought and sold by the dark side.” -djo-



“Conspiracy Watch” was busy last week. This is one of a dozen similar quotes they posted. I’m not sure whether this was the original word for word phrase that may have been edited since Ben Franklin uttered it, or not. Wouldnt it be weird if we learned that many nuggets of wisdom we cherish were uttered in a drunken stupor? -djo-

{ – “Oh, Dang! There’s just too many good and topical tweets this morning. If we post them all here, we’ll never get to our Daily Schnarr-Fest.” –  —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——— }


 Other Sources:

FFTF Nov 2014

“Call out the instigators, because there’s something in the air-” NEVER Surrender! —djo—

Comcast Horror Stories

Comcast Horror Stories

{  Um, most of the people I know would have told you to ignore Comcast if they were trying to double bill you. Don’t cave in to ice-holes – when you do, they win. When they win, they come down harder on their next victim. You aided and abetted their extortion operations.  —djo— }

War Is Terrorism

War Is Terrorism

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

{ “Any politician, police, military, or would be authoritarian of any stripe, who would capitalize on an event like yesterday’s in Ottawa: clearly does not deserve any respect at all, let alone the authority they demand.” — douglas j otterson }

 { Here’s a quote for you, not about yesterday and Ottawa but the philosophy applies: “The critical studies about #Ferguson in a decade will be fascinating. Because we are building this plane as we fly.” —deray mckesson }




{ “Banking establishments are more dangerous than standing armies” —Thomas Jefferson }

French Cartoon.

“What can one do to reduce the fear of terrorism?” / “Click!”


{ “On the shore dimly seen through the mists of the deep,
Where the foe’s haughty host in dread silence reposes,
What is that which the breeze, o’er the towering steep,
As it fitfully blows, half conceals, half discloses?
Now it catches the gleam of the morning’s first beam,
In full glory reflected now shines in the stream:
‘Tis the star-spangled banner, O! long may it wave
O’er the land of the free and the home of the brave.”

2nd verse of  “Defence of Fort M’Henry” By Francis Scott Key }


70,000 dead fish in Ohio.

Tweeted, “It is the legislators who should go to Jail for this-” 70,000 dead fish in Ohio? —Frack Halliburton?—


{  6:45 pm EST — We are Ready to Rock and Roll —  — & Thanks again for your help, Jim W,  ( especially since he is still working today with a bruised rib, which makes it painful to do simple things, like scroll or click with a mouse- = ouch! )   — Also  thanks to “—jda—“     ———djo——— }

{ 8:45 pm Atlantic Standard Time. A couple more weird glitches and I’ve finished my part after Doug was finished over an hour ago- Now all three of us have had very strange things go wrong with our computers. Then all we had to do was reboot and the very strange ‘bugs’ were gone. —Coincidence?—Hmmmmmm?—  ———jda—— }


Wednesday, 08 October, 2014 – CBC News Headlines:

Wednesday, 08 October, 2014  -( 60˚F / 16˚C – & cloudy  @ 4:30 pm near Ithaca )-  { Headlines compiled by douglas j otterson }

Moose Fight.

“Moose fight on Alberta Highway.”

{ 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——— }


Moon In Shadow?

“Shot of the Moon from an article on today’s eclipse.”

{ 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— }


Lead Articles:

Search underway relating to 1985 disappearance of Nicole Morin   { “Nicole Morin was abducted in 1985- Springwater Township Police are ‘seeking new clues’.    —djo— }

Canada will screen some visitors for Ebola signs: Ambrose   {  }

BC court  orders campers to leave Vancouver park by Oct. 15   {  }

Canada faces ‘serious’ threats due to extremists: minister   {  }

About 80 back in Canada  after fighting for terror abroad   {  }

CF-18s is ISIS mission to leave from Cold Lake, Alta.: PM    {  }

Man diagnosed with Ebola in U.S. dies in Dallas  hospital   {  }

Bent out of shape about carry-on bag rules? You’re not alone   {  }

-Analysis- Behind closed doors, Pope Francis turns up the heat on church’s future   {  }



Indonesian Cave Art

Indonesian cave art may be over 40,000 years old.


Bull moose battle caught on tape on Alberta highway   {  }

Cave art in Indonesia may be oldest in world   {  }

Want to try crodocile wrangling? Then watch this   {  }

Man launches crowdfunding activity to keep Nickleback out of his city   {  }




“Most Viewed”

Trinity Western grad ‘attacked’ for being Christian in job rejection   {  }

Thomas Eric Duncan, Ebola patient, dies in Dallas hospital   {  }

Air Canada carry-on crackdown blindsides passengers   {  }

Sarah Goldberg, 7th Heaven actress, dead at 40   {  }

Luka Magnotta trial: Berlin man met accused through dating service   {  }

U.S. TV networks may abandon unbundled Canadian cable for online   {  }

Steven Blaney says no exit controls planned for Canadian border   {  }

-12 photo slide show- 12 views of October lunar eclipse   {  }

-Blog- Brittany Maynard, 29-year-old cancer patient, explains her coice to die with dignity   { She’s chosen November 1st to end her life.  —djo— }




Environment Canada confirms tornado hit Ontario town   {  }

Scientists muzzled by federal media policies, report suggests   {  }

Hillary Clinton will run and win in 2016 — Warren Buffett’s betting on it   {  }

84% of Canadians support doctor-assisted suicide in new poll    {  }

47 Lac-Mégantic train wreck deaths were ‘violent’ and ‘avoidable,’ coroner says   {  }

 Canadians cross-border shop till they drop, to tune of $8B in U.S.   {  }

 -Analysis- Hong Kong protests: A clash of two very different cultures   {  }

Do replica firearms look too real?   {  }

-Analysis- ‘Dirty Oil’ label would have hurt Europe more than Canada: Don Pittis   {  }

-Must Watch- Riots in Turkey   { “Groups of protesters with opposing views on Turkey’s handling of the situaltion in Kobani, the Syrian town under siege by ISIS, clash in cities across Turkey. ”  —djo— }

-Must Watch- White House comments on Ebola    {  }

-Must Watch- China earthquake aftermath drone flyover   {  }

-Editor’s Pick-  Lunar eclipse timelapse replay and photos   {  }

-Editor’s Pick- Enterovirus D68: What we know about the virus   {  }

-Editor’s Pick- Joining the ISIS mission   {  }

-World- ISIS forces pushed back from Kobani as airstrikes have effect   {  }

-Canada- Lori Douglas no longer faces allegations of sexual harassment   {  }

-Politics- Peter Kent wants Joe Oliver to fund HPV vaccine for boys   {  }

-Business- Stock markets climb after Fed minutes show no rush to raise rates   {  }



“Local / New Bruswick”

Small business tax cut will create jobs, Brian Gallant says   {  }

RCMP with PTSD falling through cracks, says advocate   {  }

Photos of Moncton armed robber suspects released    {  }

Drug plan may impose financial burdens on low-income earners   {  }

-NB Page- Featured Video- Gas Guru: Oct. 7   {  }



“First Nations”

-Updated- Some Phoenix Sinclair recommendations could take years, Manitoba says   {  }

Toddler in provincial care dies at Calgary hospital   {  }

Macpherson College: New university residence honours WWI veterans   {  }

Severely assaulted woman haunted by ‘those guys that abused me,’ she tells CBC   {  }

Cape Breton mayor, Mi’kmaq leader spar over Sydney Harbour   {  }

Daniel Levac memorial draws hundreds of mourners   {  }



{ Gaaaa :  6:36 pm   ———djo——— }