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Monday, 05 January, 2015 – News & Headlines:

Monday, 05 January, 2015  -( +10˚F / -12˚C & cloudy @ 9:00 pm near Ithaca )-  -( +3˚F / -16˚C   with a light freezing mist in the air  @ 9:00 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— }   Paramahansa Yogananda’s Birthday

Support First Nations

“Support the Wet’suwets’en First Nation in their struggle to stop Pipelines on their land.” —djo—

Grand Canyon in Snow Photo

Saturday = Huffington Post Tweeted a photo of the Grand Canyon ‘buried in Snow’ – “Cool!” -Rachel  —djo—

 

Gack!
In the middle of a very visible crisis with returning Canadian Veterans  committing suicide, being denied pensions and facing incredible long waits for health care, the Harper government closed down 9 regional Veteran’s Administration offices and his hand picked, now fired, Minister of Veterans’ Affairs cheated their vets out of 1.1 Billion dollars and handed that money to Stephen Harper as a present? —djo—
Censorship Sux

The Cartoon: “Our Media Massively subsidized by 99% Consores the voices of 99%” Um, taxpayer subsidized media ignores and censores 99% of those taxpayers? —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— }

Spirit Networks tweet

Nice Message —jim w—

{ +3,687 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: —> Harper’s trying to look like a hero by claiming he is giving families a big tax break. Nope, he’s giving millionaires’ families a big tax break. ‘Normal people’ are carrying the richest ice-holes’ weight. Why do white cops shoot young black men? *  Link  *  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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This is from “Blacklock’s Reporter”  *  Link  * :

Feds Run News Blacklist, Ban Employee Access To Website

– A federal agency banned public employees from accessing news stories at Blacklock’s Reporter via government internet servers, documents confirm. Confidential records show Shared Services Canada imposed the government-wide blackout on website access by hundreds of thousands of staff. Files on the blacklisting were obtained through Access To Information. – Shared Services Canada offered no explanation. A 218-page file detailing the ban is heavily censored and conceals email messages in which Shared Services staff discuss the action in messages headed, “Block Domain: Blacklocks.ca”. – “This is outrageous conduct,” said Blacklock’s publisher Holly Doan, who noted the newsroom first learned of the blacklisting from individual subscribers in federal departments who were unable to access news content. Shared Services Canada manages telecom services for 43 departments. – No reason is given for the blacklisting. Blacklock’s is an accredited member of the Parliamentary Press Gallery covering bills, regulations, Access to Information and federal courts. – “It’s astonishing to see Canada join the short list of countries that forbid public employees from accessing internet news sites,” Doan said. “This is not only Orwellian, it appears to breach the government’s own guidelines on workplace internet use.” – Cabinet’s official Policy On Acceptable Network & Device Use adopted in 2013 permits federal employees to “search for information online” and “share links to professional activities and events or interesting and relevant articles”. The Policy also details “unacceptable use” of government computers including access to “hate propaganda”; “pornography”; “obscenity”; and “illegal gambling”. – Doan said, “Surely Shared Services Canada can tell the difference between Blacklock’s and a jihadist website or crime syndicate”; “No rational agency would blacklist an accredited news site in the name of security or crime prevention”. Doan noted the Blacklock’s ban appeared to be revoked September 9, the same day the publication filed a formal request for records from Shared Services Canada. – ‘Way Ahead There, Boss Man’ – Documents indicate the government’s central internet provider blocks numerous domain sites. Shared Services Canada would not explain how many sites it has blacklisted, what their names are, or how many others are accredited news sites. “We do not comment on the specifics of methods used to protect the Government of Canada’s IT infrastructure,” said Marie-Helene Rouillard, a Shared Services spokesperson. – Access To Information records show the department’s IT security division blocked the website blacklocks.ca from last August 22, sending an email alert to numerous agencies including the Department of Industry, Correctional Service of Canada, tax department and others. “The email went to all contacts we have on record,” Dave Tough, a Shared Services security analyst, writes in one August 25 email; “Way ahead of you there, boss-man.” – Tough rated the alert of “high importance”, and indicated several IT staff monitored the news site. Blacklock’s was also cited in an August 27 Cyber Brief distributed to telecom staff across all government agencies; “Cyber Briefs are publications released by the Government of Canada with the goal of preventing widespread incidents,” the memo reads. All references to Blacklock’s were lengthy and censored. – Tough did not reply to repeated requests for an interview. “At no time did our newsroom pose a security threat to the nation,” said Publisher Doan. – Under cabinet’s Policy on workplace computer use, more than 200,000 federal employees are permitted to “watch online broadcasts of work-related content” and “keep up-to-date with news and current events”, according to Examples Of Acceptable Use. Other permitted activities include “subscribe to web feeds”; “check the weather forecast”; “confirm bus schedule information”; “read or contribute to online forums”; and “visit social networking sites to connect with family and friends”. – Forbidden computer activities include using workplace computers to “make public comments about government policies”; “engage in political activity”; or “breach the duty of loyalty requirement for public servants”. –

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{ We’ve tried to move all the New stuff up top here. There may be important and interesting stuff below: Bears, Belugas and Cats may be more important than the corporate ‘bull chips’ in the news to many of our readers, but we tried to give the current newsy stuff priority.  }

 

Gaaa

Understatement of the day?:  Kids’ brains are important. & I didn’t copy and paste another tweet that says parents should remove tablets and smart phones from kids’ hands before they let them go to bed. Another tweet cites a teenaged suicide victim and says we should see kids rights as being more important than parents’ rights. —djo—

Eeek 2.0

Monopoly – Version 2015.1 ? —djo—

Harper and sinking ships

Is this a case of, “If it makes me look bad, it must be someone else’s problem.” & Anybody caught looking bad while following Harper’s Orders can always be replaced by another Party line enforcer? Ya rthink? —djo—

Link

* Link * <—<< LInk to an article on the global financial crisis Half Past Human sees coming. —djo—

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

Snowy Owl's Portrait face.

“Snowy owl ‘epidemic’ sweeps across Ontario.

On a day when the lead article should be the very unpopular Minister of Veterans Affairs being fired and replaced by a hand picked party line enforcer, The lead ‘story’ here is the Junior World Hockey championship? Jeeze! –  ;

There’s a link directly above this section in the caption of a copied and pasted re-tweet defining a global economic flying ‘shitstorm’ – The ‘bad guys’ are plotting to manipulate an economic collapse in order to tighten their grip on everyone and take away what remaining freedoms you believe you still have. One encouraging forecast I heard: There are a lot more of ‘US’ than there are of ‘Them’ – ‘Them = Banksters’ and people will not take this. We might have a rough go for a while, but we will shut those Banksters down and change the way we view economic matters. Let’s hope that forecast was right and lets pray for all the help we need to get through this with ‘ease and grace’ [ —djo— ]  ;

We have pretty good reason to believe that the dip in oil prices could be part of a plot to crash the economies of the U.S. and Canada This is Economic Warfare – Arm yourselves.  ;

Privatization does not empower anybody who isn’t already fleecing the general population. A Privatized space technology company is trying to have a rocket used to send supplies to the internation space station fall bac – and/or land somewhere – where it can be picked up and used more than once.   ;

===Not This:

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

Canada holds off Russia to win World Juniors title  ;

Get ready for interest rate shock in 2015   ;

Oil dips below $50, sending TSX [Toronto Stock Exchange] down almost 400 points  ;

Rocket to attempt 1st ocean pad landing after ISS supply mission launch  ;

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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—‘   –

All kids need a place to play where they can act out their dreams and even mimic the grown up ice-holes they see every day. I’ll include University aged men and women in this. There should be someplace where almost grown up kids can be complete ice-holes for a laugh, as long as they don’t hurt anybody. Maybe universities need in-house computer bulletin boards where students can post all kinds of inflamatory b.s. and nobody outside their little group will ever see it. Faculty could probably use something like that, too. A Private Venting Board where you can call your dean a complete freakin’ waste of good dna and get away with it. We never would have heard about Lieutenant Dish if rabid political correctness was in force when M.A.S.H. first entered our collective, -clear throat- uh- ‘consciousness’ (?) –  ;

The problem with big oil began with the fact that they’ve been lying to all of us all along. Oil is created by some natural process inside the earth and on distant planets and moons that never had dinosaurs. It is not ‘fossil fuel’. It constantly replentishes itself. There never was or will be an oil shortage. Prices you pay are inflated by lies. What we need here is cheap renewable energy, which the sun and planet provide for free. Put them lying cheating manipulating Oil Barons in the poor house. Or better yet, put them in Jail – ;

Trial by mass media does not make anyone guilty. There is due process. Celebrities should not be put on trial in the corporate media before they have been found guilty in a court of law. And think about this: How many people who have been convicted of really heinous crimes have been exonerated by dna evidence in the last few years. Our ‘Justice’ systems are imperfect and subject to corruption and mistakes made by honest people. You better hope you never have to bet your life on your country’s ‘Justice’ system.    ;

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

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Updat

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—  *** UPDATE We thought we saw a news story that reported that the white deer in this photo had been killed by a bus up the street. Nope. Tonight she was one of several deer who showed up to thank us for the oats we give them.

“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”?

 

 

 

 

 

 

Light painting

LED lights on a kayak paddle produced this effect. Yum 🙂 —djo—

3 guys and a half buried moose

Three Alaskans Save Avalanche – Trapped Moose. —djo—

Tip of nearly $100K fails to go through for $7 sandwich {   }

Pet owner spends over $500 on surgery for constipated goldfish  {   }

‘It didn’t even fight us’: Snowmobilers erscue moose buried in avalanche  { * Animals are a lot smarter than most humans realize. *  —djo—  }

Baby gorilla raised by humans in hairy vests arrives at new zoo  {   }

 

 

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‘It didn’t even fight us’: Snowmobilers erscue moose buried in avalanche  { * Animals are a lot smarter than most humans realize. *  —djo—  }

6 wild animals in unexpected places … and one very short cat   {  *  Link  *  }

Waterloo photographer captures movement in mesmerizing LED snaps  {   }

Goats, elk happy to munch on your used Christmas trees {   }

Couple forced to relocate wedding for Obama’s golf game   {   }

Son pays off parents’ mortgage for Christmas   { * & The money used to ‘bail out’ the ‘Too big to fail’ Banksters could have paid off everybody’s Mortgages several years ago. The human race survived on this planet for seven and a half million years without banks trying to control us. “Banking Establishments are more dangerous than standing armies!” -Thomas Jefferson.  Burn down the banks. Tar and feather anybody who voted for that bail-out. *  —djo—  }

Labrador hoisted to safety after falling 46 metres off cliff   { The dog got spooked but survived, with ‘minor injuries but walked out to the trailhead’ after a climber rappelled to a narrow ledge with a rescue harness and both dog and climber were hoisted to safety by an 8-person crew from the Oregon Humane Society.  This shouldn’t be ‘Offbeat’- This should be the kind of good news we need a lot more of.  🙂  —djo—  }

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  {  }

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   {   }

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”

Todd Spencer and Chris Boyce on leave of absence from CBC  { * This is related to the Jian Ghomeshi scandal *  —djo—  }

Get ready for interest rate shock in 2015  {   }

Dalhousie suspends 13 dentistry students from clinic amid Facebook scandal  {   }

Greyhound bus crash near Jasper sends multiple people to hospital  {  }

Tamara Loiselle saves Montreal couple from drowning in Cancun  {  }

Russell Crowe: Hollywood actresses should act their age  { * Me: “It isn’t exactly like they have a lot of positive role models to show them how to do that. Russell, be a role model and hold your tongue.” *  —djo— }

Big spender tries to leave $98,931.87 tip for $7 sandwich  {   }

Stephen Harper holds 1st meeting with Kathleen Wynne in more than a year.  { * Kathleen Wynne is the Premier of Ontario. She’s also not hiding the fact that she’s a lesbian. Stephen Harper is the ‘Prime Minister’ of Canada. He can’t hide the fact that he’s a controlling elitist ice-hole from anyone with half a brain. *  —djo—  }

Saskatoon gay couple 1st to be married in Mennoite church   {  }

Julian Fantino out as veterans affairs minister   { * One of Stephen Harper’s puppets has been replaced by another. *  —djo—  }

-10 photo slide show- Extreme cold warnings, freezing rain across Canada   {  }

-Blog- Man spends over $500 on surgery for constipated pet goldfish  { * I personally have trouble relating with goldfish, but if my cat or dog needed a $1,000 operation to survive for several more years I would go into hock to save him, or her. *  —djo— }

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Hands Up - I Can't Breathe!

“I can’t breathe!”

Other:

Passengers sent to hospital after Greyhound bus crash   {   }

Dalhousie dentistry scandal has ‘totally rocked’ faculty   {   }

Why it’s impossible to storm-proof the power grid   { * uh, would that be because the over-charging power companies don’t want to spend any part of their ‘profits’ to upgrade or use technology that Nicola Tesla developped almost a hundred years ago that could make power distribution free to everyone on this planet? *  —djo—  }

Triathlon competitor saves couple from drowning in Cancun   {   }

Winter brings roller-coaster temperatures, high winds and bitter cold   {   }

Man accused of leaving mom on the floor to die gets bail   {   }

Cannabinoid e-cigarettes to be available in more countries in 2015   {   }

Pope Francis picks 15 new cardinals to reflect diversity   {   }

2 CBC ececutives on leave of absence amid Jian Ghomeshi probe   {   }

U.S. brewer says sorry to Indian people for Gandhi-inspired beer   {   }

9 high-tech gadgets turning heads at CES International   {   }

-Analysis- Welcome to election year, date to be determined: Chris Hall   {   }

-Go Public- Ontario man fears fro credit rating after Hertz charges wrong car rental amount   { * The man was over-charged $159.24, disputed the bill, after not hearing anything for quite a while he got a letter that said his dispute was not valid. I can’t tell from the article whether a major part of this issue stemmed from the merchant who overcharged him for an extra 3 days, after he had turned the car in on time, failed to respond to the head office of Hertz or what. *  —djo—  }

Deportation requested for Fahmy, other Al-Jazeera journalist jailed in Egypt   {   }

CES 2015: 4K TVs, connected home tech- and the last gasp for smartwatches?   { * But- are these devices spying on you? *  —djo—  }

Bad luck plays the biggest role in getting most cancers, researchers suggest   { * Find out who paid those researchers. Other studies have found hormone-based herbicides and pesticides cause a lot of cancers. *  —djo—  }

Canada’s richest 100 CEO salaries have increased by 25% since 2008   { * That’s a crime. *  —djo—  }

‘We did our best,’ ferry captain says after Greece, Italy issue varying numbers of missing   {   }

‘I had some hope he might be released’: fiancée of Canadian journalist getting retrial in Egypt  {   }

5 hurt as car hits horse drawn sleigh   {   }

-Video- Canadian hockey coach teaches kids how to deal with racism  {   }

4 rescued after canoe gets trapped in ice-clogged Ottawa River   {   }

 

===  And:  Daily Stuff ===

-Must Watch- Fancy a dip in the North Sea?  {   }

-Must Watch- Canada’s inclement weather weekend  {   }

-Must Watch- Ice hotel in Quebec ready for cold open  {   }

-Editor’s Pick- CES 2015: 4K TVs, connected home tech – and the last gasp for smartwatches?  {   }

-Editor’s Pick- Donald Sutherland’s Pirate’s Passage passion project  {  }

-Editor’s Pick- Cannabinoid e-cigarette launch will not include Canada, for now  {  }

 

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

 

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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

 

 

 

 

 

Gabriel Cur charged with manslaughter in bar fight death  {   }

Fredericton landfill fire lost roughly $75K in recyclables {   }

Stowaway Cuban treefrog croaks in Fredericton  {   }

Salt, sand crews scramble to make slushy streets safe  {   }

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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—  }

New Brunswickers losing faith in electrical grid  {   }

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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—

-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)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Mistreatment claim leads to investigation of Regina polic  {  }

Family of accused in Paul Band attack forced to move away  {  }

Stranded family in northern Quebec rescued by Hydro workers  {  }

CKLB has received $463K in funding since August shutdown  { * The First Nation’s radio station went off the air because their funding was late. *  —djo— }

Peel watershed: Gwich’in Tribal Council unhappy with appeal  {  }

Aboriginal representation on 2015 jury rolls to be challenged  {  }

$3K residential school education credit deadline to be extended  {  }

Unreserved: From Thomas King to Thomson Highway  {  }

Harry Okpik, champion dog musher, races 600 km across tundra  {  }

20 cases delayed by Ontario’s jury roll problem  {  }

-Video- Aboriginal hotel opens in Vancouver   {  }

-Opinion- Why does the Canadian justice system treat aboriginal people as if they’re all the same?  {  }

CBC Aboriginal’s top 10 indigenous music picks for 2014  {  }

CBC Aboriginal’s top 10 indigenous music picks for 2014  {  }

Lydia-Molly Tayara, Inuk woman, says cancer went untreated  {  }

Caroline Marshall-Hobbs, Mi’kmaq rights-advocate remembered  {  }

Ontario gives green light to clearcutting at Grassy Narrows   { * Remember this. *  —djo— }

Deninu Kue First Nation gets rights to diamond benefits  {  }

Loretta Saunders murder trial set for New Year  {  }

Reporter notebook: CBC’s Jillian Taylor reflections on Tina Fontaine  {  }

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

Reporter’s Notebook: Angela Sterritt on the oilsands paradox  { * “Reporting on a tiny community downstream from Alberta’s Athabasca oilsands was one of the hardest stories I have worked on in my life”.  *  —djo— }

– 6 photo slide show – Unreserved: A literary special  {  }

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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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{ “Fude 4 Thought”  :  }

Ten Sticks

“As long as the fish still swim – This Land will be – Indian!” I want to cry every time I hear Richie Havens sing that song. And I play it a lot. —djo—

Portuguese Trash to Art Sculptor with 'bird'

The building behind the sculpture is almost as amazing as the sculpture itself. I wonder if anybody lives in that building. —djo—

Grrrr

I think I want to raise Benjamin Franklin’s ghost, give him a really nasty weapon and tell him where to find everybody who is trying to kill the postal service in Canada and anywhere else on this planet. —djo—

Nice Quote

Dang- The tweets are good today. This one is from fr0g5. Retweeted from @LawAbidingHuman —djo—

Never Regret-

The only thing I really know about this person is that she has some very interesting tweets. —djo—

Fox News

The Spirit of Fox News in a [Wing-] Nutshell? —djo—

Yay Haiti

Sometimes I think the world never forgave Haiti for beginning the struggle that put an end to overt endorsement of slavery by most ‘civilized’ governments. —djo—

Schnarr

Caution: Stephen Harper has proved himself to be dangerous to the health of this planet, its waterways, its inhabitants, our veterans, and your freedom to be who God meant you to be. —djo—

Affirmation

Repeat after me, “Abundance is my Divine Birthright, I am Healthy, Wealthy, Happy, and Loved!” — Don’t stop until every fiber of your existance believes that completely. – Affirmation curtesy of Glynis McCants —djo—

Warped Quote

“Would you like to swing on a star? Carry moonbeams home in a jar? And be better off than you are?” -Or would you rather go to school? —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—

quote

A quote from Battlesytar Gallactica? —djo—

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I don’t know how this caption survived, but it did. I guess maybe I should keep it here: * Wealth Is Delusion * If you believe that anyone can ‘own’ the Earth, its resources or ‘wealth’ You’ve bought their ‘bull chips’ and you’ve already lost. You can’t play by their rules. They cheat. —djo—

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

 

Solar Powered plane.

Something Positive from GreanPeace. —djo—

Nelson Madela quote

Quoting Nelson Mandela = Positive Reinforcement of Your Self Esteem. —djo—

Eliminate Poverty

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

Tyranny versus Liberty

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

Cat hugging snowman

2015-jan-01 This is cute, I hope that cat is not freezing to death out there, desperate to find a spot out of the wind or something. – & This was retweeted by fr0g5 & was just too big for me to take a screen shot and copy and paste with the laptop- —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—

Owl

That’s one spooky looking owl. Where’s Odell? New Brunswick? You’re going to make me fire up mapquest aren’t you? —djo—

Oceans in Danger

Happy New Year – Save The Planet! —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—

 

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Nice Message

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

 *  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— }

Wiki Leaks Merchandise

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

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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] {  }

Poor posture from technology use can lead to 4 damaging effects   { * But the Canadian Chiropractic Society has a free app to inspire you to improve your posture and improve your health *  Link  *  —djo— }

Immigration law that split young family frevents child trafficking, government says   { * (1) do not believe anything your government tells you. (2) you gotta be out of your mind to believe that anything your government does is in your best interest. *  —djo—  }

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

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 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

{ 10:10 pm EST — We are Ready to Rock and Roll —   & Thanks again for your help, Jim W, and  “—jda—“     ———djo——— }

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Sunday, 04 January, 2015 – News & Headlines:

Sunday, 04 January, 2015  -( +42˚F / +6˚C & cloudy @ 8:00 pm near Ithaca )-  -( +23˚F / -5˚C   with a light freezing mist in the air  @ 9:00 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— }   

AutoPic 2015-jan-04

“Shockwave crashed” while we were out and I found this sitting there when we got back. I think this was about 6:10 pm up on the hill. —djo—

Grand Canyon in Snow Photo

Saturday = Huffington Post Tweeted a photo of the Grand Canyon ‘buried in Snow’ – “Cool!” -Rachel  —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— }

Spirit Networks tweet

Nice Message —jim w—

{ +1,869 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: —> Harper’s trying to look like a hero by claiming he is giving families a big tax break. Nope, he’s giving millionaires’ families a big tax break. ‘Normal people’ are carrying the richest ice-holes’ weight. Why do white cops shoot young black men? *  Link  *  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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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—

{ We’ve tried to move all the New stuff up top here. There may be important and interesting stuff below: Bears, Belugas and Cats may be more important than the corporate ‘bull chips’ in the news to many of our readers, but we tried to give the current newsy stuff priority.  }

 

===Read This:

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

Snowy Owl's Portrait face.

“Snowy owl ‘epidemic’ sweeps across Ontario.

All kids need a place to play where they can act out their dreams and even mimic the grown up ice-holes they see every day. I’ll include University aged men and women in this. There should be someplace where almost grown up kids can be complete ice-holes for a laugh, as long as they don’t hurt anybody. Maybe universities need in-house computer bulletin boards where students can post all kinds of inflamatory b.s. and nobody outside their little group will ever see it. Faculty could probably use something like that, too. A Private Venting Board where you can call your dean a complete freakin’ waste of good dna and get away with it. We never would have heard about Lieutenant Dish if rabid political correctness was in force when M.A.S.H. first entered our collective, -clear throat- uh- ‘consciousness’ (?) –  ;

Welcome to winter. Heavy snow? Freezing rain? Bitter cold? All ten Canadian provinces have weather issues this weekend. Sounds like Canada, eh?   ;

An awful lot of public people are leaving the planet way too young I don’t want to keep a celebrity body count, but what is this? One a day since New Year’s?  ;

There’s no such thing as an ‘un-remarkable’ kid.  ;

===Not This:

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

Misogynistic Dalhousie Facebook posts ‘completely unacceptable’  ;

Winter Weather Wallops Canada, leaves 106,000 without power in Quebec   ;

Longtime ESPN sportscaster Stuart Scott dead at 49  ;

‘One remarkable young lady’: Crash survivor, 7, may help investigators  ;

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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—‘   –

The problem with big oil began with the fact that they’ve been lying to all of us all along. Oil is created by some natural process inside the earth and on distant planets and moons that never had dinosaurs. It is not ‘fossil fuel’. It constantly replentishes itself. There never was or will be an oil shortage. Prices you pay are inflated by lies. What we need here is cheap renewable energy, which the sun and planet provide for free. Put them lying cheating manipulating Oil Barons in the poor house. Or better yet, put them in Jail – ;

Trial by mass media does not make anyone guilty. There is due process. Celebrities should not be put on trial in the corporate media before they have been found guilty in a court of law. And think about this: How many people who have been convicted of really heinous crimes have been exonerated by dna evidence in the last few years. Our ‘Justice’ systems are imperfect and subject to corruption and mistakes made by honest people. You better hope you never have to bet your life on your country’s ‘Justice’ system.    ;

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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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Updat

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—  *** UPDATE We thought we saw a news story that reported that the white deer in this photo had been killed by a bus up the street. Nope. Tonight she was one of several deer who showed up to thank us for the oats we give them.

“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 -***  Update – The goat made it to New Year’s Day. ***

 

 

Light painting

LED lights on a kayak paddle produced this effect. Yum 🙂 —djo—

3 guys and a half buried moose

Three Alaskans Save Avalanche- Trapped Moose. —djo—

Baby gorilla raised by humans in hairy vests arrives at new zoo {   }

‘It didn’t even fight us’: Snowmobilers erscue moose buried in avalanche  { * Animals are a lot smarter than most humans realize. *  —djo—  }

Bull races a highlight in rural Pakistan {   }

Red Army Choir gets ‘Happy’ with latest pop performance  {   }

 

 

===Recently: >>—>

6 wild animals in unexpected places … and one very short cat   {  *  Link  *  }

Waterloo photographer captures movement in mesmerizing LED snaps  {   }

Goats, elk happy to munch on your used Christmas trees {   }

Couple forced to relocate wedding for Obama’s golf game   {   }

Son pays off parents’ mortgage for Christmas   { * & The money used to ‘bail out’ the ‘Too big to fail’ Banksters could have paid off everybody’s Mortgages several years ago. The human race survived on this planet for seven and a half million years without banks trying to control us. “Banking Establishments are more dangerous than standing armies!” -Thomas Jefferson.  Burn down the banks. Tar and feather anybody who voted for that bail-out. *  —djo—  }

Labrador hoisted to safety after falling 46 metres off cliff   { The dog got spooked but survived, with ‘minor injuries but walked out to the trailhead’ after a climber rappelled to a narrow ledge with a rescue harness and both dog and climber were hoisted to safety by an 8-person crew from the Oregon Humane Society.  This shouldn’t be ‘Offbeat’- This should be the kind of good news we need a lot more of.  🙂  —djo—  }

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  {  }

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   {   }

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”

Canadian winter in full force as 9 provinces under warnings, watches  {   }

Dalhousie Facebook posts ‘completely unacceptable’ says professor   {   }

Sailor Gutzler, 7-year-old plane crash survivor, may help investigators  {   }

Etihad Airlines flight passengers kept on tarmac for 12 hours  {  }

Sarah Palin’s son Trig standing on dogs draws sharp criticism  {  }

Dogs found frozen solid brought to Prince Albert SPCA  {  }

Man accused of masturbating in Kanata Wave Pool change room  {   }

Canada 150 ad costs rising but no plans in sight  {   }

B.C. winter storm hits interior, Fraser Valley   {  }

Quebec’s icy weather continues into night as teperatures plummet   {   }

-14 photo slide show- AirAsia Flight QZ8501: Prayers held as weather blocks divers from site   {  }

-Blog- Play-doh freaks parents out with penis-shaped ‘extruder tool’  {  }

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Hands Up - I Can't Breathe!

“I can’t breathe!”

Other:

-Photos- Ice sculptures bring wonderland to China   {   }

-New- Weather window lets AirAsia crash divers take another look   {   }

Prayers of peace offered in memory of Edmonton mass shooting victims   {   }

‘Dear PETA, Chill,’ Sarah Palin says after son steps on dog   {   }

Passengers kept on tarmac for 12 hours without food or flight information   {   }

Cost for Canada’s 150th birthday on the rise, but no plans in sight   {   }

Cannabinoid e-cigarettes to be available in more countries in 2015   {   }

Pope Francis picks 15 new cardinals to reflect diversity   {   }

2014 was a record year for Canadian auto recalls   {   }

‘Inveterate repugnancy’: North Korea blasts U.S. over sanctions   {   }

Political courtroom showdowns scheduled in 2015   {   }

Midwest, eastern U.S. prepare for ‘old-timer’s type of cold   {   }

Deportation requested for Fahmy, other Al-Jazeera journalist jailed in Egypt   {   }

CES 2015: 4K TVs, connected home tech- and the last gasp for smartwatches?   { * But- are these devices spying on you? *  —djo—  }

Bad luck plays the biggest role in getting most cancers, researchers suggest   { * Find out who paid those researchers. Other studies have found hormone-based herbicides and pesticides cause a lot of cancers. *  —djo—  }

Canada’s richest 100 CEO salaries have increased by 25% since 2008   { * That’s a crime. *  —djo—  }

‘We did our best,’ ferry captain says after Greece, Italy issue varying numbers of missing   {   }

‘I had some hope he might be released’: fiancée of Canadian journalist getting retrial in Egypt  {   }

5 hurt as car hits horse drawn sleigh   {   }

-Video- Canadian hockey coach teaches kids how to deal with racism  {   }

4 rescued after canoe gets trapped in ice-clogged Ottawa River   {   }

 

===  And:  Daily Stuff ===

-Must Watch- Fancy a dip in the North Sea?  {   }

-Must Watch- Canada’s inclement weather weekend  {   }

-Must Watch- Ice hotel in Quebec ready for cold open  {   }

-Editor’s Pick- CES 2015: 4K TVs, connected home tech – and the last gasp for smartwatches?  {   }

-Editor’s Pick- Donald Sutherland’s Pirate’s Passage passion project  {  }

-Editor’s Pick- Cannabinoid e-cigarette launch will not include Canada, for now  {  }

 

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

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

 

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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

 

 

 

 

 

Rain coming to Maritimes on heels of snow, freezing rain  {   }

Rusagonis woman who was reported missing found safe {   }

Messy weather mix in Maritimes may cause travel woes  {   }

Canada’s weather weekend includes storms, freezing rain, extreme cold  {   }

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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—  }

New Brunswickers losing faith in electrical grid  {   }

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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—

-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: From Thomas King to Thomson Highway  {  }

Harry Okpik, champion dog musher, races 600 km across tundra  {  }

20 cases delayed by Ontario’s jury roll problem  {  }

-Video- Aboriginal hotel opens in Vancouver   {  }

-Opinion- Why does the Canadian justice system treat aboriginal people as if they’re all the same?  {  }

CBC Aboriginal’s top 10 indigenous music picks for 2014  {  }

CBC Aboriginal’s top 10 indigenous music picks for 2014  {  }

Lydia-Molly Tayara, Inuk woman, says cancer went untreated  {  }

Caroline Marshall-Hobbs, Mi’kmaq rights-advocate remembered  {  }

Ontario gives green light to clearcutting at Grassy Narrows   { * Remember this. *  —djo— }

Deninu Kue First Nation gets rights to diamond benefits  {  }

Loretta Saunders murder trial set for New Year  {  }

Reporter notebook: CBC’s Jillian Taylor reflections on Tina Fontaine  {  }

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

Reporter’s Notebook: Angela Sterritt on the oilsands paradox  { * “Reporting on a tiny community downstream from Alberta’s Athabasca oilsands was one of the hardest stories I have worked on in my life”.  *  —djo— }

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

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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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{ “Fude 4 Thought”  :  }

Ten Sticks

“As long as the fish still swim – This Land will be – Indian!” I want to cry every time I hear Richie Havens sing that song. And I play it a lot. —djo—

Portuguese Trash to Art Sculptor with 'bird'

The building behind the sculpture is almost as amazing as the sculpture itself. I wonder if anybody lives in that building. —djo—

Grrrr

I think I want to raise Benjamin Franklin’s ghost, give him a really nasty weapon and tell him where to find everybody who is trying to kill the postal service in Canada and anywhere else on this planet. —djo—

Nice Quote

Dang- The tweets are good today. This one is from fr0g5. Retweeted from @LawAbidingHuman —djo—

Never Regret-

The only thing I really know about this person is that she has some very interesting tweets. —djo—

Fox News

The Spirit of Fox News in a [Wing-] Nutshell? —djo—

Yay Haiti

Sometimes I think the world never forgave Haiti for beginning the struggle that put an end to overt endorsement of slavery by most ‘civilized’ governments. —djo—

Schnarr

Caution: Stephen Harper has proved himself to be dangerous to the health of this planet, its waterways, its inhabitants, our veterans, and your freedom to be who God meant you to be. —djo—

Affirmation

Repeat after me, “Abundance is my Divine Birthright, I am Healthy, Wealthy, Happy, and Loved!” — Don’t stop until every fiber of your existance believes that completely. – Affirmation curtesy of Glynis McCants —djo—

Warped Quote

“Would you like to swing on a star? Carry moonbeams home in a jar? And be better off than you are?” -Or would you rather go to school? —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—

quote

A quote from Battlesytar Gallactica? —djo—

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I don’t know how this caption survived, but it did. I guess maybe I should keep it here: * Wealth Is Delusion * If you believe that anyone can ‘own’ the Earth, its resources or ‘wealth’ You’ve bought their ‘bull chips’ and you’ve already lost. You can’t play by their rules. They cheat. —djo—

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

 

Solar Powered plane.

Something Positive from GreanPeace. —djo—

Nelson Madela quote

Quoting Nelson Mandela = Positive Reinforcement of Your Self Esteem. —djo—

Eliminate Poverty

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

Tyranny versus Liberty

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

Cat hugging snowman

2015-jan-01 This is cute, I hope that cat is not freezing to death out there, desperate to find a spot out of the wind or something. – & This was retweeted by fr0g5 & was just too big for me to take a screen shot and copy and paste with the laptop- —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—

Owl

That’s one spooky looking owl. Where’s Odell? New Brunswick? You’re going to make me fire up mapquest aren’t you? —djo—

Oceans in Danger

Happy New Year – Save The Planet! —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—

 

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Nice Message

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

 *  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— }

Wiki Leaks Merchandise

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

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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] {  }

Poor posture from technology use can lead to 4 damaging effects   { * But the Canadian Chiropractic Society has a free app to inspire you to improve your posture and improve your health *  Link  *  —djo— }

Immigration law that split young family frevents child trafficking, government says   { * (1) do not believe anything your government tells you. (2) you gotta be out of your mind to believe that anything your government does is in your best interest. *  —djo—  }

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

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 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

{ 10:10 pm EST — We are Ready to Rock and Roll —   & Thanks again for your help, Jim W, and  “—jda—“     ———djo——— }

Friday, 02 January, 2014 – News & Headlines:

Friday, 02 January, 2015  -( +28˚F / -2˚C & cloudy @ 9:00 pm near Ithaca )-  -( +14˚F / -10˚C   & clear – There’s a bit of haze around the moon – @ 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— }   

Cornell

Ithaca from Cornell at 3:45 pm today.

Never Regret-

The only thing I really know about this person is that she has some very interesting tweets. —djo—

Fox News

The Spirit of Fox News in a [Wing-] Nutshell? —djo—

Yay Haiti

Sometimes I think the world never forgave Haiti for beginning the struggle that put an end to overt endorsement of slavery by most ‘civilized’ governments. —djo—

Schnarr

Caution: Stephen Harper has proved himself to be dangerous to the health of this planet, its waterways, its inhabitants, our veterans, and your freedom to be who God meant you to be. —djo—

Harper Sux Donkey Dix

Did Harper dream of enslaving all Canadians to his ‘perfect’ dream of Corporate Fascism? * Link * —djo—

Affirmation

Repeat after me, “Abundance is my Divine Birthright, I am Healthy, Wealthy, Happy, and Loved!” — Don’t stop until every fiber of your existance believes that completely. – Affirmation curtesy of Glynis McCants —djo—

Warped Quote

“Would you like to swing on a star? Carry moonbeams home in a jar? And be better off than you are?” -Or would you rather go to school? —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—

quote

A quote from Battlesytar Gallactica? —djo—

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I don’t know how this caption survived, but it did. I guess maybe I should keep it here: * Wealth Is Delusion * If you believe that anyone can ‘own’ the Earth, its resources or ‘wealth’ You’ve bought their ‘bull chips’ and you’ve already lost. You can’t play by their rules. They cheat. —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— }

Solar Powered plane.

Something Positive from GreanPeace. —djo—

Nelson Madela quote

Quoting Nelson Mandela = Positive Reinforcement of Your Self Esteem. —djo—

Eliminate Poverty

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

Tyranny versus Liberty

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

Cat hugging snowman

2015-jan-01 This is cute, I hope that cat is not freezing to death out there, desperate to find a spot out of the wind or something. – & This was retweeted by fr0g5 & was just too big for me to take a screen shot and copy and paste with the laptop- —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—

Owl

That’s one spooky looking owl. Where’s Odell? New Brunswick? You’re going to make me fire up mapquest aren’t you? —djo—

Oceans in Danger

Happy New Year – Save The Planet! —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—

{ +2,13 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: —> Harper’s trying to look like a hero by claiming he is giving families a big tax break. Nope, he’s giving millionaires’ families a big tax break. ‘Normal people’ are carrying the richest ice-holes’ weight. Why do white cops shoot young black men? *  Link  *  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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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!”

Snowy Owl's Portrait face.

“Snowy owl ‘epidemic’ sweeps across Ontario.

This has been my lead article in response to their lead article for at least 3 days now: “Never mind who pulled the trigger, find the ice-holes who pulled that shooter’s strings and made him do it.”  ;

Trial by mass media does not make anyone guilty. There is due process. Celebrities should not be put on trial in the corporate media before they have been found guilty in a court of law. And think about this: How many people who have been convicted of really heinous crimes have been exonerated by dna evidence in the last few years. Our ‘Justice’ systems are imperfect and subject to corruption and mistakes made by honest people. You better hope you never have to bet your life on your country’s ‘Justice’ system.    ;

More stupid alleged shootings in the alleged news. I know too many people who believe that an awful lot of these ‘shooters’ were brainwashed in secret government facilities and then ‘triggered’ to go out and do what they were programmed to do. I can’t say I believe that with 100% of my mind and soul, but it looks really suspicious. Doesn’t it?  ;

I remember Elly May Clampett believing that a bra was a double barrelled sling shot device  ;

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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—‘   –

The problem with big oil began with the fact that they’ve been lying to all of us all along. Oil is created by some natural process inside the earth and on distant planets and moons that never had dinosaurs. It is not ‘fossil fuel’. It constantly replentishes itself. There never was or will be an oil shortage. Prices you pay are inflated by lies. What we need here is cheap renewable energy, which the sun and planet provide for free. Put them lying cheating manipulating Oil Barons in the poor house. Or better yet, put them in Jail – 

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

Edmonton [alleged] shooter Phu Lam [allegedly] targeted partner and her family in mass killing  ;

Cosby has “every intent to perform” shows in southern Ont., says promoter  ;

Calgary police seek motive, suspect in New Year’s shooting  ;

Donna Douglas, Elly May of The Beverly Hillbillies, dies at 82  ;

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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.  *** 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 -***  Update – The goat made it to New Year’s Day. ***

 

 

Light painting

LED lights on a kayak paddle produced this effect. Yum 🙂 —djo—

Red Army Choir gets ‘Happy’ with latest pop performance {   }

Chill out: New Year’s polar bear dip  {   }

51 years after wreck, 17 cm car part found in man’s arm { * That would be a little longer than 6 inches. *  —djo—  }

Waterloo photographer captures movement in mesmerizing LED snaps  {   }

 

 

===Recently: >>—>

6 wild animals in unexpected places … and one very short cat   {  *  Link  *  }

Waterloo photographer captures movement in mesmerizing LED snaps  {   }

Goats, elk happy to munch on your used Christmas trees {   }

Couple forced to relocate wedding for Obama’s golf game   {   }

Son pays off parents’ mortgage for Christmas   { * & The money used to ‘bail out’ the ‘Too big to fail’ Banksters could have paid off everybody’s Mortgages several years ago. The human race survived on this planet for seven and a half million years without banks trying to control us. “Banking Establishments are more dangerous than standing armies!” -Thomas Jefferson.  Burn down the banks. Tar and feather anybody who voted for that bail-out. *  —djo—  }

Labrador hoisted to safety after falling 46 metres off cliff   { The dog got spooked but survived, with ‘minor injuries but walked out to the trailhead’ after a climber rappelled to a narrow ledge with a rescue harness and both dog and climber were hoisted to safety by an 8-person crew from the Oregon Humane Society.  This shouldn’t be ‘Offbeat’- This should be the kind of good news we need a lot more of.  🙂  —djo—  }

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  {  }

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   {   }

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”

Canada Weather: All 10 provinces under warnings or special statements  {   }

Edmonton mass murder: victims identified, all died of gunshot wounds   {   }

Toddler dumped in Winnipeg North End recycling bin New Year’s Day  {   }

Highway 1 cras kills 2 women near Revelstoke  {  }

Prince Andrew accused of underage sex with minor in U.S. lawsuit  {  }

Bono, U2 frontman, may never play guitar again  {  }

Sony hacking leads to U.S. sanctions against North Korea  {   }

Calgary police seek motive, suspect in New Year’s shooting   {   }

Deaf woman has service dog Milo returned after 6 months   {  }

Bill Cosby has ‘every intent to perform,’ says promoter   {   }

-8 photo slide show- AirAsia Flight QZ8501: Navy ship helps recover more bodies   {  }

-Blog- Play-doh freaks parents out with penis-shaped ‘extruder tool’  {  }

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Hands Up - I Can't Breathe!

“I can’t breathe!”

Other:

‘Messy meteorological medley’ in store across Canada   {   }

‘My heart just dropped,’ says man who found child in recycling bin   {   }

WWI letters project offers window into brutality of battle   {   }

Deportation requested for Fahmy, other Al-Jazeera journalist jailed in Egypt   {   }

CES 2015: 4K TVs, connected home tech- and the last gasp for smartwatches?   { * But- are these devices spying on you? *  —djo—  }

Bad luck plays the biggest role in getting most cancers, researchers suggest   { * Find out who paid those researchers. Other studies have found hormone-based herbicides and pesticides cause a lot of cancers. *  —djo—  }

Canada’s richest 100 CEO salaries have increased by 25% since 2008   { * That’s a crime. *  —djo—  }

‘We did our best,’ ferry captain says after Greece, Italy issue varying numbers of missing   {   }

‘I had some hope he might be released’: fiancée of Canadian journalist getting retrial in Egypt  {   }

5 hurt as car hits horse drawn sleigh   {   }

-Video- Canadian hockey coach teaches kids how to deal with racism  {   }

4 rescued after canoe gets trapped in ice-clogged Ottawa River   {   }

 

===  And:  Daily Stuff ===

-Must Watch- Fancy a dip in the North Sea?  {   }

-Must Watch- Mario Cuomo 1993 interview  {   }

-Must Watch- Cancers: Two-thirds caused by bad luck  { * Don’t believe this until you research the researchers: Who paid them? Who directed them? Why aren’t they looking into the damage caused by G.M.O. food products? *  —djo—  }

-Editor’s Pick- Smoking curbs among new laws, rules taking effect Jan. 1  {  }

-Editor’s Pick- 5 immigration changes to watch for in 2015  {  }

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

 

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

 

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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

 

 

 

 

 

$100K raised for girl whose infection cost her parts of 4 limbs  {   }

Erosion threatens Acadian Peninsula village {   }

Maritime Bus likely to get cheaper as fuel prices drop  {   }

Deaf woman has service dog Milo returned after 6 months  {   }

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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—  }

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—

-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)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Harry Okpik, champion dog musher, races 600 km across tundra  {  }

20 cases delayed by Ontario’s jury roll problem  {  }

-Video- Aboriginal hotel opens in Vancouver   {  }

-Opinion- Why does the Canadian justice system treat aboriginal people as if they’re all the same?  {  }

CBC Aboriginal’s top 10 indigenous music picks for 2014  {  }

CBC Aboriginal’s top 10 indigenous music picks for 2014  {  }

Lydia-Molly Tayara, Inuk woman, says cancer went untreated  {  }

Caroline Marshall-Hobbs, Mi’kmaq rights-advocate remembered  {  }

Ontario gives green light to clearcutting at Grassy Narrows   { * Remember this. *  —djo— }

Deninu Kue First Nation gets rights to diamond benefits  {  }

Loretta Saunders murder trial set for New Year  {  }

Reporter notebook: CBC’s Jillian Taylor reflections on Tina Fontaine  {  }

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

Reporter’s Notebook: Angela Sterritt on the oilsands paradox  { * “Reporting on a tiny community downstream from Alberta’s Athabasca oilsands was one of the hardest stories I have worked on in my life”.  *  —djo— }

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

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Imagine Peace Tower

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

Doreen Virtue Tweet

Another Nice Message

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Help!

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

Beluga

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

blow your whistles

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

Help!

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

Monsanto Sux

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

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

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

2 visions of the future

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

Malcolm X Quote

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

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

Debate over Prostitution Laws

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

Freedom of the Press

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

Hong Kong Students risk future to show support for democratic reforms

& Don’t forget Hong Kong

Wow

Palestinians show support for Ferguson, Missouri.

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WikiLeaks

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

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110 million year old fossils

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

 *  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— }

Wiki Leaks Merchandise

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

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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] {  }

Poor posture from technology use can lead to 4 damaging effects   { * But the Canadian Chiropractic Society has a free app to inspire you to improve your posture and improve your health *  Link  *  —djo— }

Immigration law that split young family frevents child trafficking, government says   { * (1) do not believe anything your government tells you. (2) you gotta be out of your mind to believe that anything your government does is in your best interest. *  —djo—  }

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

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 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

{ 10:10 pm EST — We are Ready to Rock and Roll —   & Thanks again for your help, Jim W, and  “—jda—“     ———djo——— }

Thursday, 01 January, 2014 – News & Headlines:

Thursday, 01 January, 2015  -( +32˚F / +0˚C with ‘Scattered Clouds’ @ 9:45 pm near Ithaca )-  -( +21˚F / -6˚C   & cloudy – There was a halo around the moon earlier – @ 8:40 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— }   

Happy New Year

Does it look like a whole new year? Hmmmmm- —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—

quote

A quote from Battlesytar Gallactica? —djo—

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I don’t know how this caption survived, but it did. I guess maybe I should keep it here: * Wealth Is Delusion * If you believe that anyone can ‘own’ the Earth, its resources or ‘wealth’ You’ve bought their ‘bull chips’ and you’ve already lost. You can’t play by their rules. They cheat. —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— }

Solar Powered plane.

Something Positive from GreanPeace. —djo—

Nelson Madela quote

Quoting Nelson Mandela = Positive Reinforcement of Your Self Esteem. —djo—

Eliminate Poverty

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

Tyranny versus Liberty

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

Cat hugging snowman

2015-jan-01 This is cute, I hope that cat is not freezing to death out there, desperate to find a spot out of the wind or something. – & This was retweeted by fr0g5 & was just too big for me to take a screen shot and copy and paste with the laptop- —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—

Owl

That’s one spooky looking owl. Where’s Odell? New Brunswick? You’re going to make me fire up mapquest aren’t you? —djo—

Oceans in Danger

Happy New Year – Save The Planet! —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—

{ +1,738 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: —> Harper’s trying to look like a hero by claiming he is giving families a big tax break. Nope, he’s giving millionaires’ families a big tax break. ‘Normal people’ are carrying the richest ice-holes’ weight. Why do white cops shoot young black men? *  Link  *  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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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!”

Snowy Owl's Portrait face.

“Snowy owl ‘epidemic’ sweeps across Ontario.

Never mind who pulled the trigger, find the ice holes who pulled that shooter’s strings and made him do it.  ;

If it bleeds, it leads, two stories of mass murder and mass shootings top today’s headlines-    ;

“I remember Mario Cuomo best for his efforts as Governor to keep the death penalty out of New York State” – Jim W-  ;

The ‘New family tax breaks’ only help the rich. Higher duties on some imports off-set the well publicized attempts to bring inflated Canadian prices down to the level of similar items in the U.S. Skilled immigrants may be able to use the ‘express lane’ into Permanent residency / Canadian citizenship and the right to drive a taxi with your medical degree.  ;

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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—‘   –

The problem with big oil began with the fact that they’ve been lying to all of us all along. Oil is created by some natural process inside the earth and on distant planets and moons that never had dinosaurs. It is not ‘fossil fuel’. It constantly replentishes itself. There never was or will be an oil shortage. Prices you pay are inflated by lies. What we need here is cheap renewable energy, which the sun and planet provide for free. Put them lying cheating manipulating Oil Barons in the poor house. Or better yet, put them in Jail – 

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

Calgary New Year’s shooting victim dies, 6 others in stable condition  ;

Autopsies to be performed on victims of Edmonton mass murder  ;

Mario Cuomo, former New York governor, dies at age 82  ;

New family tax breaks, smoking rules and more take effect on Jan. 1  ;

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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.  *** 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 -***  Update – The goat made it to New Year’s Day. ***

51 years after wreck, 17 cm car part found in man’s arm { * That would be a little longer than 6 inches. *  —djo—  }

Light painting

LED lights on a kayak paddle produced this effect. Yum 🙂 —djo—

Waterloo photographer captures movement in mesmerizing LED snaps  {   }

6 wild animals in unexpected places … and one very short cat   {  *  Link  *  }

1st snowless December in Windsor caps coldest year on record   {   }

 

 

===Recently: >>—>

Goats, elk happy to munch on your used Christmas trees {   }

Couple forced to relocate wedding for Obama’s golf game   {   }

Son pays off parents’ mortgage for Christmas   { * & The money used to ‘bail out’ the ‘Too big to fail’ Banksters could have paid off everybody’s Mortgages several years ago. The human race survived on this planet for seven and a half million years without banks trying to control us. “Banking Establishments are more dangerous than standing armies!” -Thomas Jefferson.  Burn down the banks. Tar and feather anybody who voted for that bail-out. *  —djo—  }

Labrador hoisted to safety after falling 46 metres off cliff   { The dog got spooked but survived, with ‘minor injuries but walked out to the trailhead’ after a climber rappelled to a narrow ledge with a rescue harness and both dog and climber were hoisted to safety by an 8-person crew from the Oregon Humane Society.  This shouldn’t be ‘Offbeat’- This should be the kind of good news we need a lot more of.  🙂  —djo—  }

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  {  }

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   {   }

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”

Calgary shooting: 1 dead, 6 others injured at New Year’s party  {   }

Highway 401 near Kingston reopened after pileup crash   {   }

New for 2015: [so called-] Family tax breaks, smoking rules and more take effect Jan. 1  {   }

Arthur Lampitt has car part lodged in arm removed, 51 years later  {  }

Halifax snowfall results in dangerous roads  {  }

Edmonton mass murder autopsies to be performed  {  }

Phu Lam, 53 was [alleged] shooter in Edmonton mass murder  {   }

Basma Hameed creates booming business rattooing scars   {   }

Vancouver police issue fentanyl warning after man dies   {  }

Canadian military spends New Year’s Eve bombing in Iraq   {   }

-6 photo slide show- New Year’s Eve stampede in Shanghai leaves 36 dead {  }

-Blog- Play-doh freaks parents out with penis-shaped ‘extruder tool’  {  }

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Hands Up - I Can't Breathe!

“I can’t breathe!”

Other:

‘Absolutely terrible; road conditions hit snowy eastern Ontario   {   }

5 immigration changes to watch for in 2015   {   }

13 major news events to watch for in 2015   {   }

‘We did our best,’ ferry captain says after Greece, Italy issue varying numbers of missing   {   }

‘I had some hope he might be released’: fiancée of Canadian journalist getting retrial in Egypt  {   }

5 hurt as car hits horse drawn sleigh   {   }

-Video- Canadian hockey coach teaches kids how to deal with racism  {   }

4 rescued after canoe gets trapped in ice-clogged Ottawa River   {   }

 

===  And:  Daily Stuff ===

-Must Watch- Fancy a dip in the North Sea?  {   }

-Must Watch- NPotato extract could fight obesity  {   }

-Must Watch- Polar bear dips: Raising money for charity  {   }

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

-Editor’s Pick- Top newsmakers of 2014: Editor’s picks  {  }

-Editor’s Pick- Rob Ford, Ebola and a polar vortex: Test your 2014 knowledge  {  }

 

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

 

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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

 

 

 

 

 

Pickup driver in fatal Bass River crash sought by RCMP  {   }

Riverview fire chief credits neighbours for saving building {   }

Fredericton recycling facility fire battled past midnight  {   }

2014 Bew Brunswick news quiz  {   }

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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—  }

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—

-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 <——<< 

-Opinion- Why does the Canadian justice system treat aboriginal people as if they’re all the same?  {  }

CBC Aboriginal’s top 10 indigenous music picks for 2014  {  }

CBC Aboriginal’s top 10 indigenous music picks for 2014  {  }

Lydia-Molly Tayara, Inuk woman, says cancer went untreated  {  }

Caroline Marshall-Hobbs, Mi’kmaq rights-advocate remembered  {  }

Ontario gives green light to clearcutting at Grassy Narrows   { * Remember this. *  —djo— }

Deninu Kue First Nation gets rights to diamond benefits  {  }

Loretta Saunders murder trial set for New Year  {  }

Reporter notebook: CBC’s Jillian Taylor reflections on Tina Fontaine  {  }

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

Reporter’s Notebook: Angela Sterritt on the oilsands paradox  { * “Reporting on a tiny community downstream from Alberta’s Athabasca oilsands was one of the hardest stories I have worked on in my life”.  *  —djo— }

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

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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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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—

 *  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— }

Wiki Leaks Merchandise

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

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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] {  }

Poor posture from technology use can lead to 4 damaging effects   { * But the Canadian Chiropractic Society has a free app to inspire you to improve your posture and improve your health *  Link  *  —djo— }

Immigration law that split young family frevents child trafficking, government says   { * (1) do not believe anything your government tells you. (2) you gotta be out of your mind to believe that anything your government does is in your best interest. *  —djo—  }

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

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 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

{ 10:10 pm EST — We are Ready to Rock and Roll —   & Thanks again for your help, Jim W, and  “—jda—“     ———djo——— }

Tuesday, 30 December, 2014 – News & Headlines:

Tuesday, 30 December, 2014  -( +19˚F / -7˚C & snowing @ 9:52 am near Ithaca )-  -( +5˚F / -15˚C   & the sun is shining brightly through occasional clouds @ 10:10 am 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— }   

Cornell in Snow

Big Change since yesterday. Yesterday there was no snow visible here. Right now, outside my window I can see the snow falling. —djo—

Fred Bridge

Sun shining, Clouds in the way- Two shots seconds apart here in New Brunswick. —jim w—

{ The next couple days may see us upload and use a lot of photos and Re-Tweets here. Not exactly a planned year-end review- But it looks like way too much interesting stuff is flooding the “Tweet-Us-Sphere”.  —djo— }

Free Manning Free Assange

#Free #Manning Free #Assange – One free Manning tweet says “Exposing Crime is not a Crime!” -What happens when criminals run your government? —djo—

Be The Change

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

Hydrogen Now?

Yes, and “Solar and Wind Provide 70% of New US Generating Capacity in November 2014.” —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—

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—

Wealth is Delusion
* Wealth Is Delusion * If you believe that anyone can ‘own’ the Earth, its resources or ‘wealth’ You’ve bought their ‘bull chips’ and you’ve already lost. You can’t play by their rules. They cheat. —djo—
Social Media Poll

This is a poll on how to make commerce more appealing on Social Media. It is not a poll on how many people in each age group believe transactions through social media are secure. —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—

If we're so smart why are we destroying our planet?

We may be the most clever species that we’ve been allowed to know about. – What was destroyed with the Great Library? Check the akashic records- —djo—

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— }

Solar Powered plane.

Something Positive from GreanPeace. —djo—

Nelson Madela quote

Quoting Nelson Mandela = Positive Reinforcement of Your Self Esteem. —djo—

Eliminate Poverty

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

Harper Sucks #9,999,999

Do The Math. Greed is Bad for your country and the world. Harper is dangerous to your health. —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—

Owl

That’s one spooky looking owl. Where’s Odell? New Brunswick? You’re going to make me fire up mapquest aren’t you? —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—

{ +1,753 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: —> Why do white cops shoot young black men? *  Link  *  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!”

Snowy Owl's Portrait face.

“Snowy owl ‘epidemic’ sweeps across Ontario.

Why does everyone I know believe we are not getting the truth about Passenger Jet catastrophes lately?  ;

The problem with big oil began with the fact that they’ve been lying to all of us all along. Oil is created by some natural process inside the earth and on distant planets and moons that never had dinosaurs. It is not ‘fossil fuel’. It constantly replentishes itself. There never was or will be an oil shortage. Prices you pay are inflated by lies. What we need here is cheap renewable energy, which the sun and planet provide for free. Put them lying cheating manipulating Oil Barons in the poor house. Or better yet, put them in Jail –    ;

The Canadian teacher on trial in Indonesia just might be the victim of lying international politiks. But you don’t need to leave your own country to become the victim of lying, evil, power crazy politicians. They’re seizing more and more control over all of us all the time. Take back your government. Take Responsibility into your own hands, do not delegate away your power. ;

Tattoo artists can cover scar tissue with fairly realistic looking natural skin colours? Cheaper than cosmetic surgery?  ;

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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?

40 bodies recovered at sea from missing AirAsia jet  ;

The year in oil: What went wrong as crude dove from $107 U$ a barrel to $55  ;

Canadian teacher’s wife calls testimonies on alleged sex assaults ‘inconsistent, illogical’  ;

Tattoo artist creates booming business concealing scars  ;

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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 –

Goats, elk happy to munch on your used Christmas trees {   }

Couple forced to relocate wedding for Obama’s golf game   {   }

How Pharrell Williams struck gold with his mega-hit “Happy’   {   }

Son pays off parents’ mortgage for Christmas   { * & The money used to ‘bail out’ the ‘Too big to fail’ Banksters could have paid off everybody’s Mortgages several years ago. The human race survived on this planet for seven and a half million years without banks trying to control us. “Banking Establishments are more dangerous than standing armies!” -Thomas Jefferson.  Burn down the banks. Tar and feather anybody who voted for that bail-out. *  —djo—  }

 

===Recently: >>—>

Labrador hoisted to safety after falling 46 metres off cliff   { The dog got spooked but survived, with ‘minor injuries but walked out to the trailhead’ after a climber rappelled to a narrow ledge with a rescue harness and both dog and climber were hoisted to safety by an 8-person crew from the Oregon Humane Society.  This shouldn’t be ‘Offbeat’- This should be the kind of good news we need a lot more of.  🙂  —djo—  }

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”

AirAsia Flight QZ8501: 40 bodies recovered by search teams  {   }

Basma Hameed creates booming business tatooing scars {   }

AirAsia A320 stuck in mudafter overshooting Philippine runway  {   }

Neil Bantleman more hopeful after inconsistent testimonies, wife says  { * Let’s hope the judge in Indonesia sees this the way they do. *  —djo— }

Oil’s wild ride in 2014 signals return to volatility  { * Oil’s wild ride began with lies from the execs at the ‘top’ of the Oil Conglomerates. This won’t be over until after they’ve been de-throned. *  —djo— }

Snowy owl ‘epidemic’ sweeps across Ontario  { * Does this mean the arctic circle is trying to move south? *  —djo— }

Holiday cros- border shopping down, Canadian sales up, retail council says  {   }

Surrey police shooting victim cauth on surveillance video  {   }

Barack Obama’s golf game forces couple to relocate wedding   {  }

Anahim Lake: 6 charged in Boxing Day double homicide  {  }

-15 photo slide show- AirAsia Flight QZ8501: Recovery operation underway {  }

-Blog- Facebook apologizes for highlighting painful memories with ‘Year in Review’ feature  {  }

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Hands Up - I Can't Breathe!

“I can’t breathe!”

Other:

Falling loonie cited for ‘dent’ in cross-border shopping   { * All Economiks is ‘Voodoo Economiks’. Your ‘Credit Rating’ is based on how much your bank believes it can put you under their control for. When the loonie [Canadian dollar] drops, it’s because some ice-hole, or a committee of ice-holes, want to manipulate you into something you won’t like. When their manipulations hurt too many people, they will feel like Japan did when they woke up the sleeping giant that is America. “Oops” won’t save them.  —djo—   }

AirAsia Flight QZ8501: How can a plane go off the radar?   {   }

Monarch butterfly may need U.S. endangered species protection   { * Quoting Edgar Cayce, “When one species threatens the extinction of all other life on the planet, that species has to go.” & I’m not talking about Monarch butterflies as the dangerous species here.  —djo—  }

Trudeau’s Liberals led in 2014, but what does 2015 hold?   {   }

Giant squid, Mars balls, hitchiking robot: Best tech photos of 2014   {   }

Sony releases list of Canadian theatres screening The Interview  { *** & I’ll quote a friend of mine with acting and radio talent, “I’d rather jab ice picks through my eyeballs than go see ‘The Interview’.” –Bob Balogh. ***  —jim w—  }

Indian parents pray for ‘good sense to prevail’ in attempt to bring son to Canada   {   }

-Video- In Memoriam: The stars we lost in 2014  {   }

L.A. police shot unarmed [black] man 3 times, once in the back, autopsy shows   {   }

PlayStation network still has problems, Sony says   {   }

Cleanup continues after CP Rail derailment west of Banff  {   }

From weight loss to pot, the top 10 health news topics of 2014   {   }

RCMP warn of crackdown on execs who bribe to win foreign business   {   }

Teen dies after being hit by car driven by off-duty officer   {   }

From Ebola to ISIS to the tragic fate of Flight MH370, the year took a heavy toll   { * Yes, but look a little deeper and find out who called the shots behind those tragedies. *  —djo—  }

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- 2014 flu shot not a good fit  {   }

-Must Watch- Obama calls newlyweds  {   }

-Must Watch- Ebola outbreak: Patient from Scotland transferred to London  {   }

-Must Watch- Good riddance day  { * New Yorkers say ‘good riddance’ to the worst of 2014 at the annual shredding of forgettable moments in Times Square. *  —djo— }

-Must Watch- Vinyl revival  { Vinyl records making major comeback with Canadian music lovers  }

-Must Watch- Elephant poo coffee  { An elephant’s digestive tract is the key part of a process of making the most expensive coffee in the world  }

-Editor’s Pick- Snowy owl ‘epidemic’ sweeps across Ontario  {  }

-Editor’s Pick- Biggest marketing fails of 2014: Apple, Coors and more  {  }

-Editor’s Pick- AirAsia Flight QZ8501: Why airlines don’t live-stream lack box data  {  }

-Editor’s Pick- Dalhousie dentistry scandal: Should free speech protect students from punishment?  { * If free speech gives dentistry students the right to post inflamatory comments about women then those women should have the free speech right to publish the names of those dentistry students and thereby inhibit the future dentists from cashing in at those women’s expense. Ya think? *  —djo— }

-Editor’s Pick- The House’s 2014 year end quiz  { * & Here’s my question: Why is Stephen Harper still the PM? *  —djo—  }

 

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

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

 

 

 

 

Tax savings for families in 2015, predicts federation  {   }

Top New Brunswick news stories of 2014   {   }

Maeng family now permanent residents in Canada {   }

Suspicious Saint John house fire involves dead animal, police say {   }

 

===== Earlier : =====

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 <——<< 

Caroline Marshall-Hobbs, Mi’kmaq rights-advocate remembered  {  }

Ontario gives green light to clearcutting at Grassy Narrows   { * Remember this. *  —djo— }

Deninu Kue First Nation gets rights to diamond benefits  {  }

Loretta Saunders murder trial set for New Year  {  }

Reporter notebook: CBC’s Jillian Taylor reflections on Tina Fontaine  {  }

‘Indian Hospital’ survivors want in on residential school agreement  {  }

Reporter’s Notebook: Angela Sterritt on the oilsands paradox  { * “Reporting on a tiny community downstream from Alberta’s Athabasca oilsands was one of the hardest stories I have worked on in my life”.  *  —djo— }

Beaten First Nation girl regained consciousness on Christmas  {  }

Protesters hold round dance at Winnipeg;s Portage Place mall  {  }

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

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

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

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.  {  }

 

===== Earlier This Week:  =====

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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 >>—->  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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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 *

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] {  }

Poor posture from technology use can lead to 4 damaging effects   { * But the Canadian Chiropractic Society has a free app to inspire you to improve your posture and improve your health *  Link  *  —djo— }

‘We should just move to Toronto’: Vancouver home prices worry businesses   { * Use your brains, guys, oh wait, you’re calling yourselves businessmen? Using your brains would be against company policy? Well, apart from the fact that the west coast will be a toxic wasteland due to the Fukushima disasters, there are a zillion things you can do to fix that little problem of yours, moving to Toronto is not one of them. *  —djo—  }

Immigration law that split young family frevents child trafficking, government says   { * (1) do not believe anything your government tells you. (2) you gotta be out of your mind to believe that anything your government does is in your best interest. *  —djo—  }

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 *  }

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? Or both?  —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  {   }

{ 2:45 pm EST — We are Ready to Rock and Roll —   & Thanks again for your help, Jim W, and  —jda—     ———djo——— }

Sunday, 28 December, 2014 – News & Headlines:

Sunday, 28 December, 2014  -( +35˚F / +2˚C & cloudy @ 4:52 pm near Ithaca )-  -( +39˚F / +4˚C   & foggy @ 6:10 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— }   

Dec. 28, 2014 Cornell WebCam 4:52 pm

Cornell Web-Cam @ 4:52 pm. The sky looks a little green on my LED backlit monitor. —djo—

Free Manning Free Assange

#Free #Manning Free #Assange – One free Manning tweet says “Exposing Crime is not a Crime!” -What happens when criminals run your government? —djo—

Be The Change

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

Hydrogen Now?

Yes, and “Solar and Wind Provide 70% of New US Generating Capacity in November 2014.” —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—

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—

If we're so smart why are we destroying our planet?

We may be the most clever species that we’ve been allowed to know about. – What was destroyed with the Great Library? Check the akashic records- —djo—

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—

Harper Sucks #9,999,999

Do The Math. Greed is Bad for your country and the world. Harper is dangerous to your health. —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—

Owl

That’s one spooky looking owl. Where’s Odell? New Brunswick? You’re going to make me fire up mapquest aren’t you? —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—

{ +1,949 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!”

AirAsia reported a missing flight from Surabaya to Singapore, Flight QZ8501.  ;

Do you think we’ll ever get the whole truth about any of the ‘major stories’ that are meant to keep us all in a state of fear?   ;

Is Italy’s Coast Guard rescuing passengers from a Greek passenger ferry?  ;

Does ‘innocent until proven guilty’ mean anything? Have most of our compatriots been bought and sold by the propaganda machine?  ;

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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?

Indonesia set to resume search for missing AirAsia plane  ;

NYPD Boss says officers were wrong to turn backs to mayor  ;

1 dead in passenger ferry fire off Greece  ;

Judd apatow blasts Ontario theatres for hosting Bill Cosby  ;

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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 –

Hamilton’s weirdest crime stories of 2014 {   }

Son pays off parents’ mortgage for Christmas   {   }

Wild Kingdom: 6 times wildlife staked their claim around Calgary   {   }

Labrador hoisted to safety after falling 46 metres off cliff   { The dog got spooked but survived, with ‘minor injuries but walked out to the trailhead’ after a climber rappelled to a narrow ledge with a rescue harness and both dog and climber were hoisted to safety by an 8-person crew from the Oregon Humane Society.  This shouldn’t be ‘Offbeat’- This should be the kind of good news we need a lot more of.  🙂  —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”

Man shot and killed by transit police in Surrey {   }

AirAsia Flight QZ8501 search set to resume  {   }

Toronto Porter flight forced to land en route to Washington  {   }

Daughter shocked over Christmas meal served at father’s nursing home  { This was in Saskatchewan. Darlene Mitchell took a photo of her father’s Christmas dinner: a piece of bologna, a piece of salami, a bun and some ‘watery macaroni salad’.  —djo— }

Judd Apatow blasts Centre in the Square for hosting Bill Cosby {  }

Vancouver home prices worry businesses as they seek to hire staff  { * So buy or build decent houses and give them to your employees free of charge, idiots. *  —djo— }

NYPD head William Bratton calls for less rhetoric, more dialogue  {   }

Norman Atlantic ferry fire off Greece leaves 1 dead  { * The last tweet I saw said 190 were rescued and 287 were still aboard awaiting rescue. *  —djo—  }

Poor posture from technology use can lead to 4 damaging effects   { * But the Canadian Chiropractic Society has a free app to inspire you to improve your posture and improve your health *  Link  *  —djo— }

Hamilton’s weirdest crime stories of 2014  {  }

-12 photo slide show- AirAsia Flight QZ8501: Search for missing jet [suspended?] {  }

-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:

PlayStation network still has problems, Sony says   {   }

‘We should just move to Toronto’: Vancouver home prices worry businesses   { * Use your brains, guys, oh wait, you’re calling yourselves businessmen? Using your brains would be against company policy? Well, apart from the fact that the west coast will be a toxic wasteland due to the Fukushima disasters, there are a zillion things you can do to fix that little problem of yours, moving to Toronto is not one of them. *  —djo—  }

Immigration law that split young family frevents child trafficking, government says   { * (1) do not believe anything your government tells you. (2) you gotta be out of your mind to believe that anything your government does is in your best interest. *  —djo—  }

Cleanup continues after CP Rail derailment west of Banff  {   }

From weight loss to pot, the top 10 health news topics of 2014   {   }

RCMP warn of crackdown on execs who bribe to win foreign business   {   }

Teen dies after being hit by car driven by off-duty officer   {   }

From Ebola to ISIS to the tragic fate of Flight MH370, the year took a heavy toll   { * Yes, but look a little deeper and find out who called the shots behind those tragedies. *  —djo—  }

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- Good riddance day  { * New Yorkers say ‘good riddance’ to the worst of 2014 at the annual shredding of forgettable moments in Times Square. *  —djo— }

-Must Watch- Vinyl revival  { Vinyl records making major comeback with Canadian music lovers  }

-Must Watch- Elephant poo coffee  { An elephant’s digestive tract is the key part of a process of making the most expensive coffee in the world  }

-Editor’s Pick- Dalhousie dentistry scandal: Should free speech protect students from punishment?  { * If free speech gives dentistry students the right to post inflamatory comments about women then those women should have the free speech right to publish the names of those dentistry students and thereby inhibit the future dentists from cashing in at those women’s expense. Ya think? *  —djo— }

-Editor’s Pick- Tim Hortons deal, plunging oil were 2014’s most read business stories  {  }

-Editor’s Pick- The House’s 2014 year end quiz  { * & Here’s my question: Why is Stephen Harper still the PM? *  —djo—  }

 

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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

 

 

 

 

2 suspects nabbed in Riverview pharmacy robbery  {   }

Immigration experts say record citizenship numbers won’t last   {   }

1 dead after man barricades himself in N.B. home {   }

Body of missing Moncton woman found {   }

 

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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: Angela Sterritt on the oilsands paradox  { * Reporting on a tiny community downstream from Alberta’s Athabasca oilsands was one of the hardest stories I have worked on in my life.  *  —djo— }

Beaten First Nation girl regained consciousness on Christmas  {  }

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

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

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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>>>———> { —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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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 *

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 *  }

=== Older Stuff: ===

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  {   }

{ 7:20 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——— }

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  {  }

===== Earlier This Week:  =====

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

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

Susan Aglukark arrives in Iqaluit with gifts of food  {  }

Painted Pony Cafe in Kamloops serves up Aboriginal fare  {  }

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

Manitoba chief says fire inspections would condemn reserve homes  {  }

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

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

Nunatsiavut’s Joey Angnatok wins Inuit Recognition Award  {  }

Manslaughter charges laid in Winnipeg woman’s death  {  }

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

Grade 8 girl dies by suicide in Fort Chipewyan  {  }

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

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

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

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

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

iPods give Yellowknife seniors a blast from the past  {  }

RCMP takedown of First Nations elder captured in photo  {  }

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

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

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

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

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

Rinelle Harper to be honoured at AFN opening ceremonies  {  }

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

Ottawa takes First Nations to court over transparency law  {  }

The realities of poverty  {  }

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Imagine Peace Tower

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

Doreen Virtue Tweet

Another Nice Message

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Help!

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

Beluga

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

blow your whistles

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

Help!

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

Monsanto Sux

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

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

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

2 visions of the future

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

Malcolm X Quote

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

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

Debate over Prostitution Laws

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

Freedom of the Press

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

Hong Kong Students risk future to show support for democratic reforms

& Don’t forget Hong Kong

Wow

Palestinians show support for Ferguson, Missouri.

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WikiLeaks

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

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110 million year old fossils

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

German Anti-Nazism Rally

German Protest against racism and Neo-Nazism

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Recent earthquakes in Alberta linked to fracking: study  {  }

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

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

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

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

 

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

Hobbit Movie Schnarr

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

Wiki Leaks Merchandise

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

Fake Headlines

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

Aria Stark

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

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

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

French Cartoon.

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

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

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

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

Privacy Breakthrough?

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

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

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

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

Anti-Spyware Software released free.

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

 

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

resistsurveillance.org

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

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

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

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-Archived?:-

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

 

FBI-Paranoid-orPullingYourStrings

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

Dystopia is Now

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

Sony Vs Twitter

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

Lions looking at industrial pollution

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

{ 10:10 pm EST — We are Ready to Rock and Roll — Jim W is filling in for —jda—  & Thanks again for your help, Jim W, and  “—jda—“     ———djo——— }

Wednesday, 24 December, 2014 – News & Headlines:

Wednesday, 24 December, 2014  -( +54˚F / +12˚C & cloudy @ 9:00 pm near Ithaca )-  -( +34˚F / +1˚C   & raining @ 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— }   

X-ray portrait of our sun

X-ray Portrait of Our Sun

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—

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—

{ +1,944 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!”

A Jordanian plane came down. ISIS says they shot it down. The U.S. says it crashed. Either way we have 2 bullies screaming at each other that they won some kind of victory when we all lost.  ;

A Canadian criminal defence lawyer died. Last week a 14 year old who was executed in 1944 was exonerated in South Carolina. Don’t expect any justice from humans. Remember what Christ said, “Judge Not [Lest] ye be judged.” -Amen   ;

So- somebody talked Santa into carrying a toxic-radiation-emitteing GPS module on his sleigh? I don’t think so.  ;

Dear Pope Francis, Please inspire us all to open our hearts and souls to God, not just to combat darkness and corruption, but to manifest His will and bring Heaven here to Earth, Thank you, —douglas j otterson—  ;

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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?

U.S. insists Jordanian plane crashed, not shot down by ISIS  ;

Criminal lawyer Edward Greenspan, CBC’s Scales of Justice Host, dead at 70  ;

-Live- Follow Santa’s journey around the globe  ;

Pope Francis, on Christmas Eve, urges world to be open to God  ;

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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”

Santa Tracker: Follow St. Nick’s journey across the globe with Norad {   }

Edward Greenspan, criminal lawyer and legal pioneer, dead at 70  {   }

Norad Santa Tracker: Christmas tradition began with a wrong number  {   }

ISIS captures Jordanian pilot after warplane crashes in Syria  {  }

The Interview gets online release today {  }

Police shooting: White Missouri officer shoots, kills black man who pulled gun near Ferguson  { * Last night when we first began to receive word of this and before there was any mention of any gun being pulled I wanted to ask if Missouri police really want to start a second U.S. Civil War right then and there before Christmas. *  —djo— }

Underdone chicken complaint not proper use of 911, RCMP says  {  }

Spectacular Lamborghini crash caught on dash-cam video  {   }

National chief Perry Bellegarde calls Alberta girl’s assault shocking  {   }

Pope Francis, on Christmas Eve, urges world to be open to God  {  }

-14 photo slide show- Santa sightings around the world {  }

-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:

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- How Norad Santa tracker got its start  {  }

-Must Watch- Santa’s salary  {   }

-Must Watch- The Interview released in the U.S. only  {   }

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

-Editor’s Pick- From Gaza to Rob Ford: CBC reporters on the big stories of 2014  {  }

-Editor’s Pick- How Norad tracks Santa’s fabled flight around the globe  {   }

 

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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 {   }

Arbitration awards must consider city finances, councillor says {   }

 

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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)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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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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 >>—->  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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110 million year old fossils

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

German Anti-Nazism Rally

German Protest against racism and Neo-Nazism

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Recent earthquakes in Alberta linked to fracking: study  {  }

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

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

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

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

 

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

Hobbit Movie Schnarr

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

Wiki Leaks Merchandise

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

Fake Headlines

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

Aria Stark

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

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

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

French Cartoon.

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

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

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

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

Privacy Breakthrough?

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

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

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

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

Anti-Spyware Software released free.

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

 

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

resistsurveillance.org

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

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

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

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-Archived?:-

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

 

FBI-Paranoid-orPullingYourStrings

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

Dystopia is Now

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

Sony Vs Twitter

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

Lions looking at industrial pollution

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

{ 10:10 pm EST — We are Ready to Rock and Roll — Jim W is filling in for —jda—  & Thanks again for your help, Jim W, and  “—jda—“     ———djo——— }

Tuesday, 23 December, 2014 – News & Headlines:

Tuesday, 23 December, 2014  -( +44˚F / +7˚C & cloudy @ 7:00 pm near Ithaca )-  -( +30˚F / -1˚C   with flurries here @ 8:00 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— }   

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—

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—

Cool Quote

“Anyone can learn to look for non-violent solutions if the stakes are high enough?” —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—

{ +2,047 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!”

The Bush family in the U.S. has had a hand in every dirty trick and black ops nightmare that went down since before -and including- the JFK assassination. ‘George the First’ looks pitiful in a wheel chair, barely able to breathe, coping with COPD. But I can’t feel sorry for the sonofagun. He’s caused many many people to suffer much worse fates than what he’s looking at right now. You don’t want to know what his Karma looks like.  ;

Pain and Humiliation begets Pain and Humiliation. If an Eye for an Eye was the way God wanted us to do things we’d all be blind long ago. Building a world in which Love-starved, Attention-starved children would be a distant memory of something that went wrong in a distant past wouldn’t be easy, but by God, that’s what we have to do.  ;

Arm-Wrestling involves Ego. Fighting Crime by ‘Being Tough on Crime’ involved Ego. We can break the cycle by empowering almost everyone. In a nearly perfect world, there might still be those who want to be bullies and take control. What should we do with them? Give them a desert penal colony to try to rule over?  ;

(1) Nobody should feel ‘underprivileged’ to the point where they believe they should steal from people who symbolize their oppressers. (2) How can we include everybody into our civilization? How can we let everybody know from the minute they’re born that they matter, that they are valuable and loved and needed?  ;

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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?

Former US President George H.W. Bush Hospitalized  ;

Jun Lin’s family still haunted by his horrific death  ;

Carjacking suspect in custody in Surrey, baby found safe in stolen car  ;

Restauranteur’s fight with mugger caught on video  ;

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

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 >>—->  We Are All One Spirit  <—-<<

 

Nice Message

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

North Korean Internet Down

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

Gaaaaa

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

Constructive Dissent

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

white deer

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

“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 –

Stone tool uncovered in Turkey pinpoints when humans left Asia for Europe {   }

Eggnog chugging contest lands U.S. man in hospital   {   }

Has Elf on the Shelf caused a labour shortage at the North Pole?   { * Yesterday’s headlines asked if the Elf on the Shelf set a generation up for accepting the surveillance state. * —djo—  }

The Rap Guide to Wilderness: Hip hop artist makes musical message   {   }

 

===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”

Luka Magnotta guilty of 1st-degree murder in Jun Lin’s slaying {   }

Former U.S. president George H.W. Bush hospitalized  {   }

Aaron Barberian, Toronto restauranteur, fights off mugger  {   }

ISIS in Iraq: Captive Yazidi women and girls faced brutal sexual violence  { * The women were beaten, raped and forced into marriage with ISIS fighters. I think ISIS fighters may need to be sentenced to life in barbaric conditions on an island with no electricity or internet, very little food or water, surrounded by very hungry sharks, and no women at all. *  —djo— }

Spectacular Lamborghini crash caught on dash-cam video {  }

Luka Magnotta trial: Jun Lin’s family still haunted by horrific death  {  }

Carjacking suspect in custody in Surrey, baby found safe in stolen car  {  }

Pharrell Williams’s lawyer threatens YouTube with $1B lawsuit  {   }

The Interview to get ‘limited theatrical release’ in U.S., Sony says  {   }

564,000 Keurig coffee makers recalled in Canada due to burn risk  {  }

-14 photo slide show- Muhammad Ali: The life and career of the ‘greatest ever’ {  }

-Blog- The Interview’s actors, directors, writers react to U.S. release of Hollywood film  {  }

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Hands Up - I Can't Breathe!

“I can’t breathe!”

Other:

Still Christmas shopping? You’re not alone   {   }

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- Belgian PM pelted with fries  { *** Two young men from Lyons, who I met in the U.S. told me that, in France, it was a put-down to call fried potato strips ‘Begian Fries’ and wondered -in the 1980’s- if calling US fries ‘French Fries’ was supposed to be an insult. ***  —jim w— }

-Must Watch- Bethlehem Christmas preparations  {   }

-Must Watch- Frozen waterfall in China  {   }

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

-Editor’s Pick- From Gaza to Rob Ford: CBC reporters on the big stories of 2014  {  }

-Editor’s Pick- ‘Mrs. Claus’ and the art of holiday parcels with Canada Post  {   }

 

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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

 

 

 

 

Atlanticade leaving Summerside for Moncton, N.B.  {   }

Some border retailers to defy Boxing Day closure laws {   }

Robert Wolthers case delayed so can find a lawyer {   }

Irving Oil Ltd., Saint John agree to new water deal {   }

 

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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 <——<< 

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

Neskantaga First Nation suffers abitger kiss ti suicide  {  }

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

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

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

Saskatchewan govenment creates Advisory Group on Poverty Reduction  {  }

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

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

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

Kashechewan evacuees receive backpacks of supplies from Marhkan students  {  }

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

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

Balfour Collegiate changes name from Redmen to Bears  {  }

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

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

No hunting of Baffin Island caribou until further notice  {  }

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

Chemical dump forces Songhees First Nation evacuations  {  }

Balfour Collegiate changes name from Redmen to Bears  {  }

Grand Chief intervenes in Kenora high school basketball suspension  {  }

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

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

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

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

Susan Aglukark arrives in Iqaluit with gifts of food  {  }

Painted Pony Cafe in Kamloops serves up Aboriginal fare  {  }

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

Manitoba chief says fire inspections would condemn reserve homes  {  }

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

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

Nunatsiavut’s Joey Angnatok wins Inuit Recognition Award  {  }

Manslaughter charges laid in Winnipeg woman’s death  {  }

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

Grade 8 girl dies by suicide in Fort Chipewyan  {  }

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

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

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

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

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

iPods give Yellowknife seniors a blast from the past  {  }

RCMP takedown of First Nations elder captured in photo  {  }

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

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

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

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

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

Rinelle Harper to be honoured at AFN opening ceremonies  {  }

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

Ottawa takes First Nations to court over transparency law  {  }

The realities of poverty  {  }

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Imagine Peace Tower

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

Doreen Virtue Tweet

Another Nice Message

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Help!

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

Beluga

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

blow your whistles

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

Help!

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

Monsanto Sux

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

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

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

2 visions of the future

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

Malcolm X Quote

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

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

Debate over Prostitution Laws

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

Freedom of the Press

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

Hong Kong Students risk future to show support for democratic reforms

& Don’t forget Hong Kong

Wow

Palestinians show support for Ferguson, Missouri.

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WikiLeaks

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

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110 million year old fossils

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

German Anti-Nazism Rally

German Protest against racism and Neo-Nazism

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Recent earthquakes in Alberta linked to fracking: study  {  }

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

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

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

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

 

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

Hobbit Movie Schnarr

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

Wiki Leaks Merchandise

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

Fake Headlines

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

Aria Stark

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

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

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

French Cartoon.

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

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

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

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

Privacy Breakthrough?

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

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

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

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

Anti-Spyware Software released free.

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

 

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

resistsurveillance.org

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

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

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

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-Archived?:-

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

 

FBI-Paranoid-orPullingYourStrings

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

Dystopia is Now

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

Sony Vs Twitter

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

Lions looking at industrial pollution

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

{ 10:10 pm EST — We are Ready to Rock and Roll — Jim W is filling in for —jda—  & Thanks again for your help, Jim W, and  “—jda—“     ———djo——— }

Monday, 22 December, 2014 – News & Headlines:

Monday, 22 December, 2014  -( +36˚F / +2˚C & raining @ 9:00 pm near Ithaca )-  -( +27˚F / -3˚C   & cloudy here @ 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—