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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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If you really want to see all of today’s CBC headlines go to their website, listed as a link below this line:

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

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 >>—->  We Are All One Spirit  <—-<<

 

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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— “Other Media” :  —

Help!

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

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——— }

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Sunday, 21 December, 2014 – News & Headlines:

Sunday, 21 December, 2014  -( +29˚F / -2˚C & cloudy @ 9:00 pm near Ithaca )-  -( +27˚F / -3˚C   & cloudy here too @ 9:30 pm Closer to Halifax —jim w—)-   —  { Headlines compiled by douglas j otterson & jim wellington, with help from —jda— } { Some things change, some articles remain. Do you know where your survival kit is?  —djo— }   

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—

{ “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—

#NatureIsSpeaking nature is speaking

#NatureIsSpeaking (?) nature is speaking

Party Of On

-S0- What’s the difference between Stephen Harper and the Chinese Government? Harper doesn’t have the power to silence all his critics, yet. – I had to check out several cartoons at @Johny_Canuck ‘s twitter page before I was sure of what side this guy is on. The cartoon guy in the lower right corner is Harper with a Pinocchio nose. —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—

{ +1,222 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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===Read This:

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

(1) That is awful. (2) In the U.S. reservations have their own police force and in many cases would not tolerate state or local police interfering with their affairs. (3) Who decided that a 6 year old victim of domestic abuse should be the lead article when the ‘leaders’ of this country are committing fraud and worse every day?  ;

The NYC ‘lone gunman’ thing really has me suspicious, not because it looks like cops need more power to protect themselves and us, but because it looks like some ice-hole or group of ice-holes staged this episode.  ;

Are evil dark ops ice-holes targetting, brainwashing, and triggering insane acts by people all around the world?  ;

White people disguised as African Americans? Did I wake up in the wrong parallel dimension again?  ;

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?

Man arrested after girl, 6, found naked, beaten on Alberta reserve  ;

‘Watch what I’m going to do,’ NYC gunman said before killing 2 cops  ;

Canadian shot by U.S. border guards at Ambassador Bridge  ;

Blackface protrayal of P.K. Subban in Montreal play draws disgust ;

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If you really want to see all of today’s CBC headlines go to their website, listed as a link below this line:

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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—

white deer

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

“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 –

German house sparkles with over 400,000 Christmas lights {   }

YouTube video shows Mountie freeing elk stuck in fence   {   }

Paper panda art installation arrives in Kuala Lumpur  {  }

‘Dr. Freeze’ shares safety tips for polar bear swimmers  {  }

===Recently: >>—>

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

‘Those buffalo got saved by us’: TAxi passenger catches wolf-on-bison attack  {  }

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

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

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

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”

Man arrested after girl, 6, found beaten on Paul First Nation {   }

Canadian shot by U.S. border guards at Ambassador Bridge   {   }

Suspect arrested after toddler left at Surrey bus stop  {   }

P.K. Subban blackface in Théâtre do Rideau Vert plau deemed offensive by some  {  }

Ismaaiyl Brinsley, NYC police shooter, had troubled past, criminal record  {  }

Nutrition North food subsidy program: What went wrong   {  }

SaskPower worker electrocuted on high-voltage line near Wakawa, Sask   {  }

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

German house sparkles with over 400,000 Christmas lights.  {   }

Christmas weather could be wet, windy in Ontario, Quebec, Maritimes  {  }

-10 photo slide show- Gunman kills 2 New York City police officers {  }

-Blog- ‘I can breathe’ shirts at pro-NYPD rally anger #BlackLivesMatter protesters  { * Divide and conquer goes to the next higher/deeper level? Somebody could use sensitivity training. How the bleep can we defuse this? Before we wake up some morning and find the whole city burning? With everybody pointing at everybody else, saying, ‘he lit the match! *  —djo— }

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Hands Up - I Can't Breathe!

“I can’t breathe!”

Other:

WestJet pilots vote in favor of new contract   {   }

Teen killed by Toronto transit bus to be remembered at candelight vigil   {   }

Florida police dog dies on duty after getting shot, run over   {   }

Wet Christmas more likely than white in much of Eastern Canada   {   }

Pot still preferred drug in Canadian army, drug testing shows   {   }

5 great books for holiday reading by indigenous authors   {   }

Canadian Grain Commission chief defends quality of Canadian wheat exports   {   }

10 sports personalities you must follow on Twitter for 2015   { * Oh Bull Chips- Don’t try to tell me who I must follow anywhere. *  —djo—  }

Elton John, David Furnish tie the knot again   {   }

U.S. mulls putting North Korea back on terrorism list amid Sony hacking scandal   {   }

 

===  And:  Daily Stuff ===

-Must Watch- Robotic arms controlled by thought  {   }

-Must Watch- Toronto man finds partner for free trip  {   }

-Must Watch- MOnkey rescues pal in India  { * “A heroic monkey revives his friend who was knocked unconscious while walking on high tension wires.” *  —djo—  }

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

-Editor’s Pick- 2014: Top Canadian newsmakers of the year  {  }

-Editor’s Pick- 5 tips for holiday home safety  { * “#6. Live in an indestructible TARDIS?” *  —djo— }

 

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Military apologizes to ex-corporal who accused superior of sexual assault   {   }

Canadian Kaillie Humphies makes bobsled history   {   }

North Korea proposes joint probe with U.S. into Sony Pictures hacking   { * I can imagine all kinds of ‘cans of worms’ they might open with this one. *  —djo—   }

-Analysis- ‘Tis the season’: U.K. holiday ads capture nation’s imagination   {   }

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

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

Incomplete autopsy on dead infants delays bail hearing for accused Winnipeg woman   {   }

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

Listeriosis outbreak linked to caramel candy apples leaves 5 dead   {   }

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—  }

More organ donations from seniors could help reduce wait times   {   }

Stephen Harper’s ‘lone wolf’ comments based on arrest of Montreal teen: PMO   {   }

-Analysis- Freedom’s just another word that Americans ar slowly losing: Neil Macdonald   {   }

Ford airbag recall affects 27,500 Canadian car owners   {   }

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

Putin accuses West of trying to corner Russia   {  * “Dear God, can You please give all these sabre rattling politicians a nice parallel world where they can attack each other forever and leave the rest of us alone?  -Amen- *  —djo— }

Canadian ambassador: Buy American restrictions on B.C. ferry terminal unacceptable   {   }

-Analysis- Can Vladimir Putin survive the failing ruble?   {   }

Airport security to get fast-tracked for more ‘trusted travellers’   {   }

Blackberry Classic phone a return to company’s roots   {   }

Toronto man finds woman with ex-girlfriend’s name for free trip around the world  {   }

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—  }

-Video- ‘Tears of happiness’ after man watches sister-in-law pulled from Sydney café shooting   {   }

-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 convert 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 $56 U$   {   }

‘Internet Black Widow’ denied any chance of parole   {   }

Dalhousie University probes misogynistic studen ‘Gentlemen’s Club’   {   }

How to take the bite out of holiday travel with your pets   {   }

Canadian average house price up almost 6% to $413, 649   {   }

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

Joyriding 12-year-old crashes stolen car during police chase   {   }

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   {   }

Savings at the pump to boost holiday shopping, retail analysts say   {   }

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   {   }

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

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

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

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

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

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

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— }

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

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

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

Video of women fighting off harassers shocks India   {   }

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

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

 

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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

 

 

 

 

Fire shuts down Saint John butcher for holidays  {   }

Christmas weather could be wet, windy in Ontario, Quebec, Maritimes {   }

Musquash home destroyed in fire {   }

Trapped driver rescued after Quispamsis crash {   }

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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”

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 <——<< 

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

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  {  }

Regina’s Maxine Goforth upset by new Clayton Bo Eichler charges  {  }

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

Chemical dump forces Songhees First Nation evacuations  {  }

Poverty the top issue for Makivik presidential candidates  {  }

Sex assault charge laid against Clayton Bo Eichler, already accused of 2 homicides  {  }

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.  {  }

Manitoba pair charged with illegally selling elk meat  {  }

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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  {  }

-Ausio- Mishkeegogamang charity drive poves ‘people want to help’  {  }

-Exclusive- Full text of Peter Mansbridge’s interview with Stephen Harper {  }

Douglas Hales guilty of 2nd degree murder of Daleen Bosse   {  }

-Audio- Smoke shop plans concern Atikmeksheng resident who lives nearby  {  }

Band constable haunted by baby he couldn’t save  {  }

-Rebuttal- Modern-day monopoly? North West Company responds  {  }

-Video- Bianca Thomas says police used unnecessary force on Alfred Thomas  {  }

Greg Rickford responsd to provinces latest Ring of Fire request  {  }

-Opinion- Roots of racism in Winnipeg revealed in Brian Sinclair inquest  {  }

-Photos- Free makeover photoshoot aims to empower Burns Lake Aboriginal women  {  }

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  {  }

Fight in Ottawa feeds hope that North’s hunger pains will ease  {  }

Graduation from drug treatment court gives man new start on life  {  }

-In Depth- Transparency Act: Resource company payments to First Nations unveiled  {  }

– 6 photo slide show – Unreserved: December 13  {  }

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  {  }

Adrian Raeside cartoon in Times Colonist accused of being racist {  }

Multimedia program offers opportunities to Winnipeg’s inner-city youth  {  }

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Yellowknife man outs Facebook user for racism online  {  }

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

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

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

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

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

Douglas Cardinal files appeal with OMB over Domtar redevelopment  {  }

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

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

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

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

Winnipeg School Division considers forming indigenous committee  {  }

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

Rinelle Harper to be honoured at AFN opening ceremonies  {  }

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

Ottawa takes First Nations to court over transparency law  {  }

Manitoba Metis, Hydro sign $20M deal  {  }

Yellowknife students learn outdoor skills in -33 C  {  }

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

-Video- Pilot rescues puppies from Sandy Lake  {  }

The realities of poverty  {  }

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>>>———> { —jda— has kindly ‘built us’ an archives page for “First Nations/Indigenous” headlines we thought were important to keep around, maybe too long.  —djo— }<———<<<

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 >>—->  We Are All One Spirit  <—-<<

Imagine Peace Tower

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

Doreen Virtue Tweet

Another Nice Message

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— “Other Media” :  —

Help!

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

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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 *  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— }

 

Lions looking at industrial pollution

 

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

{ 10:30 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——— }

Wedensday, 17 December, 2014 – News & Headlines:

Wednesday, 17 December, 2014  -( +34˚F / +1˚C & cloudy @ 8:30 pm near Ithaca )-  -( +32˚F / -0˚C + cloudy w/ very light flurries @ 9:30 pm Closer to Halifax —jim w—)-   —  { Headlines compiled by douglas j otterson & jim wellington, with help from —jda— } { Some things change, some articles remain. Do you know where your survival kit is?  —djo— }   

{ Headlines missing from below: — * 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— }

Bridge Cam

Snowing @ 8:30 pm —jim w—

{ 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—

Pakistan

Yes, the bad guys are trying very hard to regain control of your world. Don’t let them. —djo—

Tyranny versus Liberty

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

14 year old executed in 1944

In 1944 this young man was tried and convicted of murder in South Carolina. The trial lasted 3 hours and 12 white men deliberated for ten minutes, found him guilty and sentenced him to die in the electric chair. He was so small they had to sit him on a phone book to execute him. New Evidence saw him exonerated. A little late, don’tcha think?  —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—

{ +2,130 New tweets since 9 pm yesterday  – & It just might be National “Something or Other Day”, but nobody tells me these things –  —djo— }

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

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

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

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

 

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

Wiki Leaks Merchandise

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

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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===Read This:

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

Don’t expect human governments to become honest and ‘nice’ overnight: Pray for open and honest relations, not just between the U.S. & Cuba, but between all nations  ;

Is all ‘Politics’ dirty? The smug smirk on ex opposition politicians’ faces in Alberta makes me want to throw up   ;

I don’t know what to say about dentistry students posting ice-hole-ish ‘schnarr’ on facebook. I’d tell them to ‘grow up’ – but look around, what examples of responsible maturity and integrity and compassion do you see in the media news and ‘real life’ anywhere you look? ;

Whose idea was it to make the movie ‘The Interview’? How did it get funding? What the bleep is going on behind the scenes in propaganda films these days?   ;

& – 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?

10 questions on the new Cuba-U.S. relationship  ;

Wildrose walkout leaves Alberta opposition ‘decimated’  ;

Dalhousie dentistry students to decide together justice for Facebook posts ;

The Interview theatical release cancelled by Sony Pictures following threats ;

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— “Other Media” :  —

Help!

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

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—

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

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

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

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

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

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

Recent earthquakes in Alberta linked to fracking: study  {  }

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If you really want to see all of today’s CBC headlines go to their website, listed as a link below this line:

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

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 >>—->  We Are All One Spirit  <—-<<

Imagine Peace Tower

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

Doreen Virtue Tweet

Another Nice Message

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white deer

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

“Offbeat”

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”?

 

 

 

 

#ablegmovie hashtag recasts floor-crossing drama as political popcorn flick  {   }

The secret history of “Jingle Bells”, a drinking song written by a ‘jerk’   {  }

Tall ship Liana’s Ransom dismasted off Cape Sable Island  {  }

From bells on boxer shorts to dead reindeer, strange holiday ad blitz is on  {  }

===Recently: >>—>

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

‘Those buffalo got saved by us’: TAxi passenger catches wolf-on-bison attack  {  }

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

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

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

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

MIT researchers design battery powered cheetah robot   {   }

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

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

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

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

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

 

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Electric Vehicle at charging station

New Electric Vehicle at a charging station

“Most Viewed”

Dalhousis dentistry students to decide together justice for Facebook posts  {   }

9 Wildrose MLAs, including Danielle Smith, cross to Alberta Tories   {   }

The Interview theatrical release cancelled by Sony Pictures  {   }

Cuba-U.S. détente: 10 questions {  }

CFOX host Jeff O’Neil provokes outrage with ‘F***, kill or marry’ question  { * Good taste, sensitivity, compassion, cultural awareness and all that good stuff are not at the top of the list of what sells television programs to anybody who wants to watch them? *  —djo— }

Jingle Bells Christmas song started as drinking song written by a ‘jerk’   {   }

Jordan Axani finds an Elizabeth Gallagher for free trip around the world  {  }

Stephen Harper says RCMP training prepared him for October 22 attack {  }

La Familia gang memebers armed for ‘human hunting’ police say  { * They must have been carrying police type weapons? *  —djo—  }

Dalhousie University probes misogynistic student ‘Genltmen’s Club’  {  }

-17 photo slide show- Cub’s fractious relations with the U.S.  {  }

-Blog- The Interview vs. Charlie Chaplin’s The Great Dictator: Hollywood’s history of fighting tyranny with satire {  }

 

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 *  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 *

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Hands Up - I Can't Breathe!

“I can’t breathe!”

Other:

Canadian ambassador: Buy American restrictions on B.C. ferry terminal unacceptable   {   }

-Analysis- Can Vladimir Putin survive the failing ruble?   {   }

Airport security to get fast-tracked for more ‘trusted travellers’   {   }

Blackberry Classic phone a return to company’s roots   {   }

Toronto man finds woman with ex-girlfriend’s name for free trip around the world  {   }

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—  }

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-Video- ‘Tears of happiness’ after man watches sister-in-law pulled from Sydney café shooting   {   }

-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 convert 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 $56 U$   {   }

‘Internet Black Widow’ denied any chance of parole   {   }

Dalhousie University probes misogynistic studen ‘Gentlemen’s Club’   {   }

How to take the bite out of holiday travel with your pets   {   }

Canadian average house price up almost 6% to $413, 649   {   }

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

Joyriding 12-year-old crashes stolen car during police chase   {   }

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   {   }

Savings at the pump to boost holiday shopping, retail analysts say   {   }

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   {   }

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

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

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

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

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

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

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— }

===== Older Stuff =====

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

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

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

Video of women fighting off harassers shocks India   {   }

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

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

 

===  And:  Daily Stuff ===

-Must Watch- Malala Yousafzai speaks out  {   }

-Must Watch- U.S.-Cuba deal ‘overdue’: Harper  { * “Harper leaves office in Handcuffs”: overdue – me –  —djo—  }

-Must Watch- Pope Francis’ birthday  {   }

-Editor’s Pick- Does Denmark have a legitimate claim [On the North Pole] ?  {  }

-Editor’s Pick- Luka Magnotta trial: What the jury didn’t see or hear  {  }

-Editor’s Pick- Jeb Bush presidential bid challenge: Not being ‘only adult in the room’  { * If Jeb Bush gets the nomination I will have lost what little faith I had left in ‘American Democracy’. *  —djo— }

 

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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

 

 

 

 

EMO says they are better prepared for extreme weather  {   }

New Brunswick oil patch workers concerned about oil price slide {   }

Matthew Tucker will undergo psychiatric exam after mother’s murder  {   }

Woodstock school’s name is ‘a geographical lie,’ ex-teachers say {   }

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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”

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 <——<< 

Douglas Hales guilty of 2nd degree murder of Daleen Bosse  {  }

Band constable haunted by baby he couldn’t save  {  }

-Rebuttal- Modern-day monopoly? North West Company responds  {  }

-Video- Bianca Thomas says police used unnecessary force on Alfred Thomas  {  }

-Audio- Smoke shop plans concern Atikmeksheng resident who lives nearby  {  }

Greg Rickford responsd to provinces latest Ring of Fire request  {  }

-Opinion- Roots of racism in Winnipeg revealed in Brian Sinclair inquest  {  }

-Photos- Free makeover photoshoot aims to empower Burns Lake Aboriginal women  {  }

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  {  }

===== Earlier Articles =====

Fight in Ottawa feeds hope that North’s hunger pains will ease  {  }

Graduation from drug treatment court gives man new start on life  {  }

-In Depth- Transparency Act: Resource company payments to First Nations unveiled  {  }

– 6 photo slide show – Unreserved: December 13  {  }

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  {  }

Adrian Raeside cartoon in Times Colonist accused of being racist {  }

Multimedia program offers opportunities to Winnipeg’s inner-city youth  {  }

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Yellowknife man outs Facebook user for racism online  {  }

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

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

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

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

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

Douglas Cardinal files appeal with OMB over Domtar redevelopment  {  }

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

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

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

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

Winnipeg School Division considers forming indigenous committee  {  }

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

Rinelle Harper to be honoured at AFN opening ceremonies  {  }

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

Ottawa takes First Nations to court over transparency law  {  }

Manitoba Metis, Hydro sign $20M deal  {  }

Yellowknife students learn outdoor skills in -33 C  {  }

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

-Video- Pilot rescues puppies from Sandy Lake  {  }

The realities of poverty  {  }

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>>>———> { —jda— has kindly ‘built us’ an archives page for “First Nations/Indigenous” headlines we thought were important to keep around, maybe too long.  —djo— }<———<<<

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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— }

Lions looking at industrial pollution

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

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

Privacy Breakthrough?

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

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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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— }

– 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——— }

Saturday, 13 December, 2014 – News & Headlines:

Saturday, 13 December, 2014  -( +32˚F / 0˚C grey & dreary @ 1:15 pm near Ithaca )-  -( +33˚F / +1˚C + cloudy/foggy @ 2:30 pm Closer to Halifax —jim w—)-   —  { Headlines compiled by douglas j otterson & jim wellington, with help from —jda— } { Some things change, some articles remain. Do you know where your survival kit is?  —djo— }

{ 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— }

Ithaca Commons Ice Bar

The Ice Bar at Ithaca Commons, today at just before 1:15 pm. —djo—

telecom gangsters

Dangit – I refreshed and there’s more good stuff on the twitter feed. —djo—

Washington DC Demonstration

A lot of Anti-Brutality / Anti-Excessive -Force- demonstrations throughout the US today. This one is in Washington DC

Half Past Human dot com

Doom & Gloom? Half Past Human dot com believes the fit is about to hit the shan- Establish your community networks. Know who your friends are. —djo—

Greenpeace

Looking ahead to looking back? Everybody- Pray for Help- it works. —djo—

evil manipulating ice holes propaganda

Caution : Are manipulative Ice-Holes using the spectre of evil foreign hackers to tighten their contol over the internet and limit your freedom of expression, and limit the information you have access to? —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—

{ 1,000 + New tweets since 9 pm yesterday  – & It just might be National “Something or Other Day”, but nobody tells me these things –  —djo— }

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

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

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

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

 

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

Militarized Police Cartoon

I’ve got a tape loop of David Bowie singing “This is Not America!” going in my head right now. “Help- Amen-” —djo—

Torture Report

The U.S. ‘intelligence establishment’ tortured and held Omar Khadr in prison so long because they wanted to get his father, not Omar. (?) —djo—

Amnesty International

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

Help!

There are angelic forces out there who can help us. They need your prayers to call them to action. “Help! -Amen” —djo—

Wiki Leaks Merchandise

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

Bonk!

Canada’s National Post Retweeted this from @garyjoeclement – It was too long to copy and paste using a screen capture. —djo—

JesseVentura Cartoon

Jesse Ventura is alive and well and busy these days. —jim w—

Can't Trust Harper

The Premier of Newfoundland – Labrador says we can’t trust Harper or the Harper Government. —Jim W—

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===Read This:

schnarr

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

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

We should re-write “The Lord is my shepherd” >>—> “The Lord is my Protection, we don’t need no police force.”  When Love, Compassion, Justice, Equality and all that good stuff is allowed to flourish- When everybody knows that everybody else cares about them, and will sacrifice to make sure everybody has a safe home and enough to eat- we won’t need ‘enforcers’ whose job it is to protect the Greedy and the Power Crazy who believe they have a right to steal the poor and need armed thugs to protect them from the backlash.  ;

‘A group of teenagers’ in British Columbia attacked a 14 year old and a 15 year old. The 15 year old died. Unspecified ‘weapons’ were involved. We need more details before we can venture a guess as to what is going on there.  ;

Illegal Downloading: (a.) Who were the laws defining what is legal and illegal written to protect? Are those laws moral and ethical? (b.) Musically, many artists put some of their stuff out there for free – and the ‘record companies’ who exploit those artists cheat the hell out of them and line their pockets at the expense of the creative minds they cheat and underpay- (c.) Any attempt to justify tighter controls on the internet must be suspect. -“Freedom and Privacy for All!” must prevail.  ;

& – I tend to believe that only Someone who has been to heaven and come back to tell us about that would have any insight as to whether or not our pets will find us there.  –

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===Not This

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

‘A sea of people’: 10,000 march on U.S. Capitol in D.C. to protest police killings  ;

Teen, 15, dies after early morning assault [ in Surrey, B.C. ]   ;

Why illigal downloading will continue — with or without Pirate Bay ;

Pope Francis misquoted as telling boy heaven has room for pets ;

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— “Other Media” :  —

Canadian Supreme Court

Hey, did we win one? Or lose again? – Canadian Supreme Court ‘limits’ Law Enforcement’s ‘Right’ to search everything on your cell phones. In Canada. But they say the police can search cell phones of ‘suspects’. —djo— Opponents say this opens a door that may never be shut.  —djo—

Help!

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

Beluga

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

blow your whistles

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

Help!

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

Monsanto Sux

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

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

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

totems attack pipeline

NorthWesternFirstNations Art = Totems attack the pipeline. —djo—

2 visions of the future

“At a low point in the 1990’s I started writing a story in which the Earth/Dimension we know and love split in two with most of the trees, bees and plants that give us food and shelter and oxygen, as well as the domestic and farm animals walked into perenial springtime and brought positive people with them, the nasties, the power crazy, the negative people all fell into a separate dimension/parallel world that immediately became a nuclear winter.” —jim w—

Malcolm X Quote

Malcolm X was murdered because he believed that the races could get along co-exist and co-prosper. Bad guys did not like that idea. They want to Divide & Conquer. —djo—

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

Hong Kong Students risk future to show support for democratic reforms

& Don’t forget Hong Kong

Wow

Palestinians show support for Ferguson, Missouri.

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WikiLeaks

-Julian Assange’s Whistleblower Foundation has new members- Whistleblowers in general are peole who subscribe to higher standards of ethics and morality than their bosses or supervisors or government authoritarian types and are usually shocked to find out that lots of people do not back them up when they seek help because they’ve reported an injustice, or worse- and been ‘rewarded by being fired or even charged with crimes against corporations that the ‘justice system’, instead of locking up the bad guys, turns out to be protecting from the good guys, Constables got their start as enforcers for corrupt officials, corrupt ‘Nobles’ and ‘Royals’. When ‘serve and protect becomes law enforcement- that’s bad news for everybody.   —djo—

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

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

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

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

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

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

Recent earthquakes in Alberta linked to fracking: study  {  }

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If you really want to see all of today’s CBC headlines go to their website, listed as a link below this line:

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

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 >>—->  We Are All One Spirit  <—-<<

Imagine Peace Tower

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

Paris

from @johnlennon

Doreen Virtue Tweet

Another Nice Message

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white deer

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

“Offbeat”

Snowman

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

deer on ice

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

Quack Quack.

“Dawn of the Ducks”?

 

 

 

 

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

Santa sightings around the world  {  }

#MillennialHistory: People under 35 reimagine historical events in the era of Tinder, Twitter and WiFi  {  }

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

===Recently: >>—>

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

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

MIT researchers design battery powered cheetah robot   {   }

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

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

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

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

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

 

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Electric Vehicle at charging station

New Electric Vehicle at a charging station

“Most Viewed”

Surrey, B.C., assault leaves 15-year-old boy dead   {   }

Jennifer Pan [ pronounced] guilty of murder in phoney home invasion   {   }

Pirate Bay: Why illegal downloading will continue with or without it   {   }

Deer on ice rescued by conservation officers in Okanagan {   }

Eric Garner, Michael Brown: Rally at U.S. Capitol in D.C. protests police killings  {  }

Giant snowman stands 6 metres tall in Fort Nelson, B.C.   { * Now- if it only ate lying, thieving, scheming politicians— that would really be something to write about. *  —djo— }

Chinese hackers installed malware on National Research Council computers  { * And evil- manipulating, lying, scheming ice-holes installed b.s. malware in your brain to convince you that we need to surrender all our internet freedoms to avoid being hacked by the imaginary boogey men under our beds. *  —djo—  }

Human tastes for alcohol linked to apes eating rotten fruit {   }

Lisa Batstone’s mental health a concern before her daughter Teagan’s death  {   }

N.B. man found dead after home destroyed destroyed by fire.   {  }

-15 photo slide show- The week in pictures, Dec. 6-12  {  }

-Blog- #MillennialHistory: People under 35 reimagine historical events in the era of Tinder, Twitter and Kim Kardashian { * & I remember hearing a report on NPR radio in the late 80’s / early 90’s that reported that a lot of Japanese students at that time believed that Pearl Habor was attacked in retaliation for the U.S. dropping atomic bombs on Hiroshima and Nagasaki- *  —djo— }

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

 

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Hands Up - I Can't Breathe!

“I can’t breathe!”

Other:

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— }

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—  }

B.C. mother charded with death of daughter had attempted suicide  {   }

-Blog- The STar Wars Christmas album you may have overlooked  {   }

California storm triggers tornado, mudslides, flooding  {   }

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—  }

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

Justin Trudeau denies forcing Sikh candidate from nomination race   {   }

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

Canada considers prioritizing religious minorities in Syria refugee resettlement   {   }

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Obama plans to diss Keystone XL pipeline on Colbert   {   }

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Video of women fighting off harassers shocks India   {   }

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

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

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

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

 

===  And:  Daily Stuff ===

-Must Watch- Darwin the monkey  {   }

-Must Watch- Storm wreaks havoc on California  {   }

-Must Watch- Gabe Batstone’s last day with his daughter   {   }

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

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

-Editor’s Pick- New prostititution laws unlikely to be challenged soon, legal experts say  {  }

 

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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

 

 

 

 

‘Heavily armed’ man found dead after police search  {   }

Man who killed 2 police officers in 1974 denied parole  {   }

Flood damage repairs continue across Maritimes  {   }

Saint John Transit faces cuts as budget pressures mount  {   }

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

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

New Brunswick hit with more power outages    {   }

Bulk produce program growing in Saint John  {   }

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

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

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

New Brunswickers losing faith in electrical grid  {   }

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Cartoon

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

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“First Nations”

Perry Bellegarde

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

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

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

Red Winter, Ottawa

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

Another Round Dance

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

 

 

 

 

 

 

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

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  {  }

Adrian Raeside cartoon in Times Colonist accused of being racist {  }

Multimedia program offers opportunities to Winnipeg’s inner-city youth  {  }

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

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

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

 

Whitehorse RCMP arrest suspect in death of Brandy Vittrekwa  {  }

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Yellowknife man outs Facebook user for racism online  {  }

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

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

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

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

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

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

Douglas Cardinal files appeal with OMB over Domtar redevelopment  {  }

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

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

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

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

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

Winnipeg School Division considers forming indigenous committee  {  }

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

Rinelle Harper to be honoured at AFN opening ceremonies  {  }

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

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

Ottawa takes First Nations to court over transparency law  {  }

Manitoba Metis, Hydro sign $20M deal  {  }

Yellowknife students learn outdoor skills in -33 C  {  }

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

-Video- Pilot rescues puppies from Sandy Lake  {  }

 

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Montreal filmmaker looks for next big aboriginal talent  {  }

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Boyle Street helps reunite aboriginals with lost treaty cards  {  }

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

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

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

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

Nunatu Kavut celebrating after Muskrat Falls injunction thrown out  {  }

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

Bernard Valcourt maintains Yukon First Nations are not government  {  }

Rankin Inlet dump scavenging controversy continues   {  }

Nunavik Inuit say ‘No’ to uranium mining  {  }

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

The realities of poverty  {  }

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

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

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

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

Yukon College aims to better support First Nations students  {  }

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

-Video- First Nations Financial Transparency Act  {  }

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Aboriginal right to refuse chemotherapy for child spurs debate  {  }

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

First Nations mistrust health system, Dalhousie researchers say  {  }

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

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

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

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

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

Child advocatges want fewer aboriginal children in child welfare  {  }

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{ We have moved a lot of headlines related to First Nations / Indigenous issues to a Page >>>———>  http://www.aerendel.org/wp03/?page_id=340  <———<<< on —jda—‘s blog   —djo— }

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{ This is what still grabs me – from Twitter – We’re trying to trim this down, I wanted to delete these below and start fresh, but they seem a little too important to me right now.  ———djo——— }

11 steps to fascism

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

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

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

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

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

French Cartoon.

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

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

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

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

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

Fracking linked to Alberta earthquakes, study indicates  { * – Carmen Langer had just left his bed to grab a drink of water when he felt his house northeast of Peace River, Alta., begin to shake. – “At first I thought I wasn’t feeling very good that day… and it was just my blood sugar, but no, it shook pretty good,” Langer said about the Nov. 2 incident.

– Moments after the shaking stopped, his neighbours were calling, asking if he had felt what they just felt. – “After a few minutes, I realized it was an earthquake,” Langer said. – There was a small earthquake on Nov. 2 in Peace River, just northeast of Peace River. The recently published study involving Alberta researcher Jeff Gu indicates fracking may trigger earthquakes in the province.  – Natural Resources Canada (NRC) registered a small, 3.0-magnitude earthquake that was “lightly felt” from Three Creeks to St. Isidor in northern Alberta at 11:14 p.m. MT. NRC said on its website there were no reports of damage, and that “none would be expected.” – Jeff Gu, a seismologist at the University of Alberta, said the earthquake could have been caused by shifting rock formations in the region — but added there could be another possible explanation. – “Certainly that region is not immune to earthquake faulting, but I would say having actual earthquakes in that area is relatively recent, relatively new,” he said. – Gu is one of three authors of a recently published study in the Journal of Geophysical Research, a peer-reviewed publication that looked at four years of earthquake data around Rocky Mountain House. The study concludes that waste-water injection into the ground is highly correlated with spikes in earthquake activity in the area. – It is the first study of its kind conducted in Canada that links industrial activity to induced earthquakes. – “The conclusion was that the industrial activities could, in some cases, potentially trigger or facilitate earthquake occurrences,” Gu said. – Alberta earthquakes increasing – Since 1985, fewer than 15 earthquakes above a 3.0 magnitude have been recorded anywhere in Alberta, according to the Alberta Geological Survey’s website. There has been an increase in earthquake activity since the 1960s, the organization says. – The Peace River earthquake is not the only one that has shaken the province in the past few months:

  • In October, a 2.7-magnitude quake was recorded about four kilometres southwest of Banff.
  • In August, a 4.3-magnitude earthquake was registered near Rocky Mountain House, causing about 500 customers in the area to lose power for several hours.

– Gu said the research into whether waste-water induction and fracking are related to earthquakes is still “really a work in progress.” –  “There has been more and more evidence, increasing evidence, in the last few years in particular — in Arkansas, in Texas and actually more recently here,” Gu said. – But he said there is nothing to fear right now. – “I’m not worried until we get a conclusive answer on whether these are caused by industry or not, whether they are naturally occurring,” Gu said. – Langer, however, is worried. – “With all the stuff that’s going on in my community, I’m feeling quite concerned about it,” he said. “We’re having all kinds of environmental problems in the community… Something has to give here.” – *  —djo—   }

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

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

Vancouver voters elect largest Green caucus in Canadian History  {  }

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

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Re: Radio: Tuesday, November 25th, 2014  -( +14°C / 57°F & There has been sunlight and interesting shadows @ 3:00 pm in Atlantic Canada )-

– After facebook contact with a good friend from WPKN radio, where I used to hang out, in Bridgeport, Connecticut, about 50 miles from NYC, I wiggled a few wires and got the speakers back at something like peak sound and listened to a couple things.  – But I have to tell you, an airing of last year’s Thanksgiving (U.S. dates) program from First Voices Indigenous Radio knocked me out. It was that good. Tiokasin Ghosthorse played a recording of John Trudell of the Dakota Nation from Thanksgiving 1980. He talks about the difference between real power and brutality, and described the tactics that corporate amerika uses to convince good people that it’s hopeless to try to resist their ‘progress’ as they enslave and exploit us all. John Trudell also tells us that if we are true to the earth, the Earth will protect us.

This is an amazing talk and if this link works, I will encourage everybody to listen to it- *  Link  * you will have to open the page and click on “First Voices Indigenous Radio November 21, 2013 [dot] mp3. –  It should be more than worth listening to.

~~~~~ ———Jim W———

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

===== From ENENews -Energy News-  ‘Special Alert’ Issued: A sinkhole has opened beneath a dam in Tennessee and sediment is seeping from the riverbed below the dam — Upstream from a Nuclear Power Plant.   *  Link  *  =====

Lions looking at industrial pollution

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

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

Privacy Breakthrough?

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

{ – The state of Internet security and infrastructure has been rapidly changing of late in response to concerns about online privacy and security (i.e., surveillance revelations and extensive security breaches), and a series of announcements over the past several days have put a lot of momentum behind possible solutions.

Most recently, Mozilla and the Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF) announced “Let’s Encrypt,” their collaboration with Cisco, Akamai, IdenTrust, and researchers at the University of Michigan in attempt to take the first big step towards a more universally secure Internet. One of the biggest weaknesses in the underlying architecture of the web as it exists currently is the highly bureaucratic and complex (not to mention costly) system required for websites to obtain and deploy the SSL/TSL certificates needed to protect your web surfing experience (these are the basic pieces of information that allow the little lock icon to work in your browser, signaling your session is private and secure). “Let’s Encrypt” will extend these digital certificates to all websites by starting an easy-to-use and free-of-charge certificate authority that issues them; this means that web encryption will not just be available to big players like banking services or email providers, but will set a much higher bar for Internet security across all websites, regardless of their ability to pay for a certificate or properly install it.

We are strong, adamant supporters of this initiative and are excitedly awaiting it’s unveiling in 2015 under a new nonprofit called the Internet Security Research Group (ISRG).

In addition to this, Mozilla announced it’s own strategic privacy initiative in collaboration the Tor Project and CDT. We’ll be consulting “on privacy technology, open standards, and future product collaborations” with the open-source browser to help it more effectively and appropriately bring privacy features into its products. “We want to accelerate pragmatic and user-focused advances in privacy technology for the Web, giving users more control, awareness and protection in their Web experiences,” the company explained via its privacy blog. – We believe in the possibilities that privacy innovations could make possible, and are excited and honored to be a part of the process. – What do these changes mean for the short- and long- term future of the security of the Internet? – There will soon be no excuses for not baking encryption into web services, and in turn, consumer privacy and protection into the tools we use to navigate the digital highway.  – }

Anti-Spyware Software released free.

“Free software program Detekt can find spyware on your PC.”

{ – A free tool released Thursday allows users to scan their computers for surveillance malware that has been used to spy on journalists and activists. – The open source tool Detekt is being released in partnership with human rights group Amnesty International, German digital rights group Digitale Gesellschaft, the Electronic Frontier Foundation and Privacy International.

– “Our ultimate aim is for human rights defenders, journalists and civil society groups to be able to carry out their legitimate work without fear of surveillance, harassment, intimidation, arrest or torture,” Amnesty International said in an online posting introducing Detekt. – Whistleblower Edward Snowden exposed the extent of government surveillance on activists and citizens. Amnesty said it is concerned about a chill on human rights activists and journalists, especially those in repressive countries, because of such surveillance.

– Detekt scans Windows-based computers for common surveillance tools used in spying on activists. Those who detect a threat on their computer can then take steps to remove it. – The software developers warn that there is no guarantee that Detekt will find every bit of spyware, as new technology is continually being developed. – “Beware that it is possible that Detekt may not successfully detect the most recent versions of those malware families,” the developers wrote on the site resistsurveillance.org, which introduces Detekt. – “Indeed, some of them will likely be updated in response to this release in order to remove or change the patterns that we identified. In addition, there may be existing versions of malware, from these families or from other providers, which are not detected by this tool. If Detekt does not find anything, this unfortunately cannot be considered a clean bill of health.” – Commercial entities have developed and sold surveillance tools that read emails and instant messaging conversations, listen in on Skype calls and remotely control a computer’s camera and microphone and sold them around the world. – There is no regulation against these technologies being used by repressive governments, Amnesty says, estimating the market for surveillance software at $5 billion US a year. – “European and American companies have been quietly selling surveillance equipment and software to countries across the world that persistently commit serious human rights violations,” it said. – Amnesty is urging governments to take action to stop the spread of spyware and calls on industry to consider the human rights records of countries where it sells such software. – Targeted surveillance is only legitimate when it is based on suspicion of criminal activity and backed up by a legal order, the group said.  –  —djo— }

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Microsoft fixes 19-year old Windows bug  { * – Microsoft Corp issued patches on Tuesday to fix a bug in its Windows operating system that remained undiscovered for 19 years. – The bug, which is present in every version of Microsoft Windows from Windows 95 onward, allows an attacker to remotely take over and control a computer.

– IBM Corp’s cybersecurity research team discovered the bug in May, describing it as a “significant vulnerability” in the operating system. – “The buggy code is at least 19 years old and has been remotely exploitable for the past 18 years,” IBM X-Force research team said in its blog on Tuesday. – *

*** The bugs were not “undiscovered”, Government Hackers spoke about this on Coast to Coast A.M. before the summer of 2002. Art Bell was the host. This program is not listed in the current Coast to Coast A.M. archives, at least I could not find it by searching ‘hackers’. 3 men who were quite ‘enthusiastic’ and talkative about their experience working for hackers for US Government agencies that ‘officially do not exist’ -one of them told us he has an ashtray with one of those officially non-existent agency’s official logo on it- told us that microsoft was fully aware of holes in their operating system but were not going to do anything about it because the government of the US liked it the way it was. They said it was simple for any hacker to get into your computer if you were ‘running windows’ -“Especially if you have printer sharing turned on.” && They also said they liked Apple Computers back then because it was possible to tell a Mac to do only one thing at a time, not like windows computers which could have all sorts of nonsense going on undetected in the background.  – AND Another Coast to Coast A.M. guest, much more recently, related talking to a computer pioneer a long time ago, when dial ups were the latest thing, and when the computer guy finished showing him something, he would not leave the room without shutting off his computer, and disconnecting the phone line from his computer. When the C2C guest asked the computer guy what that was all about, the computer guy said that he, as in insider, knew that the US Government could already get into anyone’s computer that was connected to Delphi or GEnie or AOL, even if the computer had been turned off. — And, now that almost every computer in the world has WiFi capabilities- you can never fully disconnect yourself from the possibility that they can turn your computer on and gather any information you have, or were ever connected to- any time they want to do that- With the possible exception that you might be ‘safe’ if you live inside a Faraday cage, a hundred feet or more beneath the surface of this planet. Welcome to the future, it sucks.  —jim w—   }

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-Archived?:-

Obesity’s global cost hits $2 trillion a year, report suggests    { * Monsanto’s GMO food is probably the leading cause of the ‘obesity epidemic’ Don’t make me repeat the idea that public evisceration would probably not be a cruel or unusual punishment for all Monsanto’s executives, considering what they have unleashed on the population of this planet. Monsanto execs on one side of a very long street and Oil company execs on the other, and Fracking advocates down the middle? *  —djo—  }

-Blog-  ‘Terrifying new app Beam Messengers lets users see text messages as they’re being typed {   }

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

-Exclusive- Who are the most wanted extremists in Canada?  { * Should we list those in the Prime Minister’s Office? *  —djo—  }

Military mental health research gets funding boost  { * I think the $10 million for research pales in comparison to the $750 million the current Conservative Government spent over 9 years in partisan [ propaganda ] ads on television. *  —djo—  }

Adults, kids cross police line at Kinder Morgan protests  { * One tweet today: “The RCMP just arrested two eleven year olds at Burnaby Mountain, I feel safer already.” *  —djo— }

WestJet can’t ‘pass the buck’ on lost baggage anymore  {   }

Winnie the Pooh spanked by Polish council for not wearing pants  {   }

After 40 years in prison, 2 men exonerated, set free in Cleveland killing  {   }

Gender gouging: Women often pay more than men  {   }

-Special Report- Would you know what to do if someone told you they were raped?   { *  Link  * } }

-Analysis- Gobal corruption a bigger scourge than than terrorism: Brian Stewart  { *  Link to the CBC article.  * *** And The whole idea behind our ‘modern’ system of ‘banking’ is probably the most corrupt ‘system’ in this world. ***  —djo—  }

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

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{ My friends in the U.S. tell me I’m lucky to be in Canada. They are usually correct.  —jim w— }

But are the liberals any better?

‘Conservative Math’ = “Just doesn’t add up”  — But the Liberals don’t have a flawless track record either —  —djo—

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

{ 6:45 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——— }

Sunday, 02 November, 2014 – Snow in New Brunswick, Snow Jobs from Ottawa?

Sunday, 02 November, 2014  -( 36˚F / +2˚C –  cloudy, with the sun coming and going  @ 11:15 am near Ithaca )-  -( 34˚F / +1˚C –  snow on the ground, but not much, mixed precipitation in the air, hard to see at times, easy to see others, here  @ 12:30 pm Closer to Halifax —jda—)-   —  { Headlines compiled by douglas j otterson & jim wellington, with help from —jda— }

— Other Media: —

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

Grave Marker for Scientific Freedom

“Scientific Freedom – Rest In Peace” This is what happens when you endorse conservatism and get Fascism in its place.

{ This is what greeted me this morning when I fired up my Twitter pages.  ———djo——— }

Vlad & Stephen

“What do Vladimir Putin and Stepeh Harper have in common?”

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-

 

quote

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

{ – “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— }

 

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 { 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:

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 }

 

Banksters

Banksters?

{ “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 legeslators who should go to Jail for this-” 70,000 dead fish in Ohio? —Frack Halliburton?—

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

 

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Lead Articles: Today’s Theme?: Wars and rumours of wars? / November’s Here. NaNoWriMo or NaBloPoMo anyone?

Becky Big Canoe

First Nations seek justice.

Radical rest homes: Old people should live everywhere  { * “Is there a way to come up with alternatives to the profit-driven, regimented seniors’ residences springing up all over the country. Montrealer Janet Torge wants to start us talking about new ways to grow old.” *  —djo—  }

First Nations seek justice in cold case killings of 3 aboriginal boys   { * “Ceremony and further action planned by First Nations living near the Ontario farm where Glenna Mae Breckenridge alleges her father murdered three aboriginal teenage boys.” *  —djo— }

-Updated- Pakistan bomb blast kills 45 near border crossing    {  }

‘Time is not on our side’: UN Climate change panel urges deep emission cuts    {  }

Income splitting would not benefit low-income single parents, minister says   { * “Income splitting would not benefit single parents because the majority are considered low income, says Minister of State for Social Development Candice Bergen.” *  —djo— }

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“Radio-Canada meteorologist Bill Bourque says up to 30 cm of snow may hit New Brunswick this coming Sunday.” —jimw–

Sunday: 02 November, 2014 – “Developing News” Flashing Headlines:

Iranian-British woman gets  year in jail for watching game   {  }

Hello Kitty turns 40 with 1st ever fan convention in L.A.    {  }

UN Climate change report offers stark warnings and hope    {  }

PM Harper to welcome French President Hollande in Calgary     {  }

Nearly 45 dead in bombing in Pakistan near Indian border    {  }

Residents in rebel-held areas of Ukraine vote in elections    {  }

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“Hello Kitty” —Offbeat?

“Offbeat”

Hello Kitty turns 40 with 1st ever fan convention  {  }

Your Halloween photos   {   }

-Repeat- Dentist offers cash to buy back Halloween candy, but will kids bite?   {   }

-Repeat- Nothing spooky about Winnipeg bat lab   {   }

-Last Week’s Most Notable?- Ivy League school offers ‘wasting time on the internet’ course   { * I kept this one up, even if the CBC didn’t.  —djo—  “UPenn is certainly generating a lot of buzz this week with its new English department course “Wasting time on the Internet,” but it’s not the title of the class that has academics excited — it’s the content of the syllabus, and the views of its professor (world-renowned poetKenneth Goldsmith.) – “We spend our lives in front of screens, mostly wasting time: checking social media, watching cat videos, chatting, and shopping,” wrote Goldsmith in the course’s syllabus, which is live on UPenn’s website. “What if these activities — clicking, SMSing, status-updating, and random surfing — were used as raw material for creating compelling and emotional works of literature?” –  “Could we reconstruct our autobiography using only Facebook? Could we write a great novella by plundering our Twitter feed? Could we reframe the internet as the greatest poem ever written?” the syllabus continues. “Distraction, multi-tasking, and aimless drifting is mandatory.” * & maybe they shouldn’t forget to eat GMO food and drink GMO soft drinks and reak havoc on their brains w sugar. && make sur haf th wrds r sp3lld rong.  —djo— }

 

 

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SpaceShip Wreckage in the Mojave Desert in Southern California.

“Most Viewed”

Radical rest homes: Old people should live everywhere   {  }

‘Spookland’ Halloween party leads to 3 sexual assault allegations  {  }

Shuswap chief Paul Sam and ex-wife making more than 200K each   {  }

Fatal rollover in ORR kills female driver   {   }

Iranian-British woman sentenced to 1 year in prison, lawyer says   {  }

Jian Ghomeshi investigators hear from 3rd woman   {  }

UN climate change report offers stark warnings, hope   {  }

Snow for most of New Brunswick, high winds expected in N.S. and P.E.I.   {   }

Victoria police responding to 911 call shoot and kill man   {  }

Man, 25, shot in Valleyfield   {   }

-22 photo slide show- The week in pictures, Oct. 26-31   {   }

-Blog- Send us your stories of racism  {  }

 

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Daylight saving time 2014 ends this weekend. Clocks fall back at 2 a.m. on Sunday in most of the country.

Other:

-New- Shepherds guide 2,000 sheep through downtown Madrid to protest  {   }

Attending men’s volleyball game means prison term for Iranian-British woman   {   }

‘E-commerce esplosion coming for 2014 holiday shopping: Dianne Buckner   {  }

-Analysis- Looking for economic recovery that speaks English: Don Pittis    {  }

B.C. First Nations chief and ex-wife making more money than B.C. Premier   {  }

3 girls allege sexual assault at Quebec Halloween party    {  }

-Updated- Snow hitting New Brunswick, heaviest amounts expected this afternoon   {  }

Pilot killed in Virgin Galactic SpaceShip Two crash ‘could do it all,’ colleague says    {  }

Man charged with 2nd-degree murder of Kelowna, B.C. bus passenger    {   }

Ukraine’s seperatist regions hold criticized elections   {  }

-Photos- Costa Rica’s Turrialba volcano erupts   {  }

Creator of Operation board game couldn’t afford own surgery, gets online help   {  }

Inclome splitting would not benefit low-income single parents, minister says    { * I left this article from yesterday’s ‘Editor’s Pick’ below. *  —djo—  }

Canada accused of ‘boasting’ with doctored photos of Canadarm2   {  }

-Must Watch-  Fall back to standard time   {   }

-Must Watch-  Patrice Vincent honoured    {   }

-Must Watch-  Aurora Borealis lights up Sweden   {   }

-Editor’s Pick- Christmas music in stores: When is it too early?    {   }

-Editor’s Pick- Time change can cause symptoms similar to jet lag    {   }

-Editor’s Pick-  Income splitting: What it is and who benefits   { * “-During the 2011 election campaign, Prime Minister Stephen Harper promised that if he was re-elected his government would allow families with young children to be able to shrink their tax burden by splitting parents’ incomes for tax purposes. – On Thursday, he announced “the family tax cut,” which, when passed, would apply to the current tax year. It is a non-refundable credit of up to $2,000 for couples with children under 18 years.

What did Harper promise in 2011 on income splitting? -In 2011, the plan was to allow families with children under 18 to split a household income of up to $50,000, once the federal budget was balanced. That means, for example, that in a family with a stay-at-home spouse or someone working part-time, the partner with the larger income could assign up to $50,000 of income to the lower earner for tax purposes. – Harper argued that Canada’s income tax system “treats families the same as roommates living under the same roof with no financial attachment. That is not realistic. That is not fair.” – The 2011 Conservative Party platform says income-splitting will provide “significant tax relief for approximately 1.8 million Canadian families — each of them saving, on average, $1,300 per year.” – What is the federal government now proposing? – The only major change to the new promise is that there is now a $2,000 cap on the maximum benefit a family can earn from income splitting. – That means the average saving will be less than the $1,300 average the party promised. But, along with income splitting, the government will also increase the universal child-care benefit and the child-care expense deduction, which means families with children will save an average of $1,140 per year in taxes, the government says. – How much will it cost? – The Department of Finance says this income-splitting proposal will cost the treasury about $2.4 billion in foregone revenues in the current fiscal year, and an average of about $2 billion per year over the next five years. – Who benefits from the family tax cut proposal? – Only families with children under 18 with two parents in different tax brackets would benefit. – The C.D. Howe Institute reports that 85 per cent of all households will receive nothing from new measure, as they don’t fit the criteria. – As for families, the Conservative Party estimates that 1.8 million families will benefit from income splitting, a figure that the Broadbent Institute agrees with. – The institute, however, estimates that 543,000 families would have received a benefit of $2,000 or more under the 2011 proposal. Under the new family tax cut, those families will receive $2,000, the maximum benefit. – The average benefit for the nearly four million families with children under 18 will be $524 in 2015 under the family tax cut, which can be calculated by using data provided in the Broadbent Institute report. – Shortly before he died earlier this year, former Conservative finance minister JimFlaherty was asked about his party’s income-splitting proposal. –  “I’m not sure that overall it benefits our society,” he said. – How do benefits vary from province to province? – Sixty-one per cent of Quebec families with children under 18 would see no benefit at all, compared to 44 per cent in Alberta, according to the Broadbent Institute. That is primarily because of the different family makeups and income levels in the two provinces. – Capping the benefit at $2,000 affects 23 per cent of Alberta families with children under 18, compared to seven per cent in Quebec, according to the institute’s data. – What are the arguments for income-splitting? – Under Canada’s progressive income tax rates, if two families have the same total income, a family with two parents earning around the same amount will pay less tax than a family with two parents earning very different amounts. – “The main reason to implement income splitting is to establish tax fairness,” the Institute of Marriage and Family Canada’s chief executive Andrea Mrozek told Parliament’s standing committee on finance earlier this month. – Mrozek argues that “fixing this inequity can be done either through income splitting or by flattening the tax brackets.” – For Lawrence Solomon, executive director of Energy Probe, one reason to support income splitting is for its social impact. “Because incentives do matter, many of those now involuntarily stuck in that single household demographic would migrate to married status.” – Proponents often point out that income splitting has been available to couples in the U.S. since 1948. Uncle Sam allows married couples to file jointly or individually — the choice is theirs, depending on which way will save them the most tax. The vast majority of couples elect to file jointly. – What are the criticisms of the family tax cut? – For the Boadbent Institute, the proposal is “fundamentally unequal.” Rick Smith, the executive director, says “the greatest benefits would still go to the highest income earners with stay-at-home spouses, but would do little for low-income families” or single-parent families. – Liberal Leader Justin Trudeau said income splitting “doesn’t make sense,” and he will reverse the tax cut if elected. After Harper’s announcement he said the proposal “would give a tax break to families like mine or Mr. Harper’s. That’s not good enough.” – Opposition leader Thomas Mulcair didn’t answer directly on Thursday whether he would roll it back if elected prime minister. But he did say, “It will only help a very small minority of people at a time when inequality is increasing in our society after years and years of Liberal and Conservative rule.” – How does pension income splitting compare to the family tax cut? – For pensioners, it’s the actual income that’s split. That income can be from life annuity payments, from a company pension plan, annuity payments from an RRSP or deferred profit-sharing plan, RRIF payments and even the Canada Pension Plan. – For example, with the CPP, if a couple opts for income splitting and one receives $700 a month and the other receives $200, they can both receive a $450 monthly cheque. They must both be at least 60 years old. – The split can sometimes reduce or eliminate the clawback on Old Age Security payments or the age credit for the higher-income spouse. Further tax savings appear if both partners can claim the $2,000 pension income credit. -” * *** & If what we’re hearing from Walter Burien of CAFR1.com is true All Taxation is extortion.***   –djo—  } { ***** & Is it me? or does Harper look like a demented con-artist while pointing to the young blond girl with the red maple leaf in the background in the photo that tops this article? In the thumbnail, the girl looked terrified, like she thought Harper might turn and attack her.*****  —jda— }

-Editor’s Pick-  Send us your stories of racism: #MyExperienceWithRacism    { * “We’re on Twitter, Instagram and Facebook @CBCNews” <—-<< Caption. *  —djo—  }

 

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“Radio-Canada meteorologist Bill Bourque says up to 30 cm of snow may hit New Brunswick this coming Sunday.” —jimw—

“Local / New Bruswick”

Snow for most of New Brunswick, high winds expected in N.S. and P.E.I.   {  }

Ambulance and car collide in Fredericton at intersection   {  }

Happy Halloween Maritimes, share a picture of your costumes   {  }

Heavy rain and snow expected in Maritimes this weekend   {  }

-Yesterday- Brace for up to 30 cm of snow on Sunday, meteorologist says  { * That’s about twelve U.S. inches. *  —djo— }

-Earlier- Snow still heading for New Brunswick, Bill Bourque says   { * – “New Brunswickers should brace for a significant amount of rain or snow on Sunday, according to Radio-Canada meteorologist Bill Bourque. – Environment Canada has already issued a special weather statement across New Brunswick as a low pressure system heads toward the province. – Bourque, who had warned earlier this week that as much as 30 centimetres of snow could blanket the province on Sunday, said people should be prepared for the first winter blast of the season. – “It is likely to produce the first significant snowfall,” he said. – “Significant, well we don’t start talking about significant snowfalls until we see about 15 cm of snow. Could it be more? Easily, it could be more. Could it be less? Well yes, it could be rain as well.” – There will likely be flurries on Saturday, Bourque said, but the larger amounts of precipitation will be coming on Sunday. – The meteorologist said he expects people living in eastern New Brunswick will need an umbrella, while those in central and western parts of the province will need snow shovels. – He said the exact amount of snow or rain will depend on how the low pressure system moves through the province. – “Certainly there is going to be some snow fall there in central and western New Brunswick. Now of course it is difficult to put values on snowfall amounts with this type of system because it could be mixed with rain,” he said. – Bourque said the flurries could hang around until Monday.” – *  —djo— }

 

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“Seattle Totem”

“First Nations”

First Nations take action in alleged killings of 3 aboriginal boys, 50 years ago  {  }

Shuswap chief Paul Sam and ex-wife making more than 200K each  {  }

Heather Bear celebrates new vice-chief role at powwow  {  }

-Photos- Stories of identity and belonging on Unreserved  {  }

Retired judge called in to help in Jenpeg dam dispute talks  {  }

Inuit must be part of Plan Nord discussion: Nunavik group  {  }

Dozens gather to protest Gary Moostoos’s ousting from City Centre Mall   { * Four days after an aboriginal outreach worker was kicked out of Edmonton’s City Centre mall, about 70 people gathered in Churchill Square then marched into the mall to protest the move by security guards.  * —djo— }

‘Walking With Our Sisters’ exhibit comes to Saskatoon   { * “Almost 2,000 moccasin tops are on display in Saskatoon to honour the lives of missing and murdered Indigenous women and girls.” *  —djo— }

Onigaming First Nation suicides prompt state of emergency   { * “Onigaming First Nation has declared a state of emergency following the community’s fourth suicide in a year.” *  —djo— }

Truth is hard but residential school reconciliation harder: Murray Sinclair   { * “Justice Murray Sinclair, head of the Truth and Reconciliation Commission, says reconciliation for survivors of residential school abuse starts in today’s school system.” *  —djo— }

Feds negotiating residential school credits extension   { * “Today’s the deadline to apply for the $3,000 residential school personal education credits, but the federal government is considering an extension, and Dene Nation Chief Bill Erasmus is encouraging people who still want to apply to do so” *  —djo— }

$100 million Alton gas project delayed over Mi’kmaq concerns    { * “The Nova Scotia government has halted part of the construction work on the $100-million Alton Natural Gas Storage Project until Calgary-based AltaGas carries out further consultation with the Mi’kmaq, CBC News has learned.” *  —djo— }

Indigenous physician brings unique perspective to her practice  {  }

Paranormal team investigates Saskatoon’s Park Town Hotel   {  }

Shawn Atleo defends his actions over the aboriginal education bill   {  }

Prentice to reopen land claim negotiations with Lubicon First Nation   {  }

Nunavut actor, Natar Ungalaaq, begins work on feature film   {  }

Shawn Atleo appointed to lead new round of talks with B.C. First Nations   {  }

-Photos- Whitehorse man caught up in ’60s Scoop seeks peace  { *  “David Moroz and his twin brother were just babies when they were caught up in the so-called 60s Scoop, which saw aboriginal children placed in non-aboriginal homes in the 1960s. Now, Moroz is trying to seek peace for him and his mother in Whitehorse.” *  —djo— }

Edmund Metatawabin visits Winnipeg to discuss his life, book   { * Residential school survivor Edmund Metatawabin’s Governor General’s Literary Award-nominated book Up Ghost River: A Chief’s Journey Through the Turbulent Waters of Native History is a horrific account of residential school life but it includes a call for action and a hopeful message. *   —djo—  }

-Photos- Rescue dog with Behchoko RCMP breaks down barriers  {  }

-7 Photos- Arviat youth use art workshops to discuss difficult topics  {  }

 

{ 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— }

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{  1:11 pm EST — We are Ready to Rock and Roll —  — & Thanks again for your help, Jim W,  ( especially since he is working today with a bruised rib, ouch! )   — And  thanks to “—jda—“     ———djo——— }