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Saturday, 15 November, 2014 – News and Comments

Saturday, 15 November, 2014  -( 31˚F / +0˚C –  & ‘partly cloudy’ out there @ 10:30 am near Ithaca )-  -( 32˚F / +0˚C –  With Light Snow making it beautiful outside @ 11:30 am Closer to Halifax —jda—)-   —  { Headlines compiled by douglas j otterson & jim wellington, with help from —jda— }

{ —jda—‘s blog disappeared from the list of NaBloPoMo blogs on the ‘BlogHer’ page — Jim W went over 50,000 words at NaNOWriMo On Tuesday, Now = 60,938 words. & We really are trying to trim away stuff that maybe has been here too long. Trouble is, we think it may be important.  —djo— }

Anti pipeline protests in Montreal

Anti-Pipeline protests in Montreal.

We Demand Justice

Justice For The 43 Students – 20 November, 2014 – 6:30 pm Eastern Time – Radio Canada – Montreal.”

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

Run it up the flagpole?

Three Tweets Arrived Like This:

Montreal Police Here to Ruin Peaceful Demonstration?

fr0g5 has to be one of our favourites. A lot of good stuff comes from that source. Montreal Police here to ruin a peaceful demonstration?  —djo—

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

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

Let Us Know if any other links have been effed with, thank you >>——> J.Z.N McCauley’s NaNo Novel

{ -jda-‘s NaBloPoMo entry disappeared from the list. Jim’s NaNoWriMo Novel hads gone over 58,060 words on November 14th. }

{ 438 new tweets since this time yesterday. Medium Traffic? in the ‘Tweet-us-sphere’  —djo— }

Recent earthquakes in Alberta linked to fracking: study  {  }

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

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

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Lead Articles: Today’s Theme?: “Police charge man who impersonated a sergeant on Remembrance Day; Vancouver Mayor upset w/ social media ban on election day; U.S., EU override Australia to put climate change on G20 agenda; & Land of the giants: Massive sculptures popping up around the world.”

5 tweets

5 Tweets in a row, from CBC news up to Half Past Human- —djo—

Today’s lead article on the CBC /news/ page is about Police charging the man who impersonated a sergeant, wearing a military uniform and wearing medals that were not his on Rememberance Day. You may remember earlier articles which reported that after the first CBC News article identified him as a phony, he and wife began receiving threats. I don’t know how severe those threats might have been. There was some debate over how serious a crime this could have been, impersonating a soldier. Many were shocked to believe that anybody would actually enforce this law.  —jim w—

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cool photo

“Australians bury heads in sand to mock government climate stance” -From an article listed earlier in “Offbeat”. —djo—

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Australian today show hosts.

Today Show Australia host wore the same suit for a year?

“Offbeat”

Australia’s Today Show host wore the same suit for a year, and no one noticed  { * I wore variations on the same uniform every day for several years and nobody said anything about my taste in work clothes. If a woman host wore the same dress two days in a row, that would be noticed. I’ve seen jokes where a woman’s closet had thousands of all kinds of dresses etc. in various colors and lengths and styles, and her huband had hundreds of identical suits. *  —djo— }

Rosetta mission scientist apologizes for wearing ‘sexist’ shirt covered in half-naked cartoon women  { * From yesterday *  }

Janina Kolkiewicz wakes up in morgue hours after she is pronounced dead   { * That was from yesterday.*  —djo— }

Oddly shaped ‘suspect Cheetos’ photographed for art project   { * That was from Thursday.*  —djo— }

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

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

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

 

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Anti-Chemo

“Hospital can’t remove child from family and force her to take Chemo.”

“Most Viewed”

Franck Gervais faces charges after impersonating soldier at Remembrance Day ceremony   {   }

B.C. civic elections – CBC has you covered   {  }

Stephen Harper at G20 tells Vladimir Putin to ‘get out of Ukraine’  {  * While thousands of Canadians want Harper to get out of Ottawa *  —djo— }

Social media election day ban upsets Vancouver’s mayor  {  }

Rosetta comet mission: No communication from Philae lander  {  }

G20 summit: U.S., EU override Australia to put climate change on agenda   {   }

Hassan Diab charged with 1st-degree murder in France  {   }

Bill Cosby’s guest spot on Letterman show cancelled   {   }

Veteran ticketed escorting body of Private Steven Allen  {   }

Vancouver election: Voting begins in B.C. civic election   {   }

-21 photo slide show- Week in Pictures, Nov. 8-14   {   }

-Blog-  Australia’s Today Show host wore the same suit for a year, and no one noticed   {   }

-Archived?:-

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

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

 

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squirrel

Arctic Ground Squirrel

Other:

-Previously- :

-Updated- Western Canada’s early winter ‘roars’ into Ontario, Quebec  {  }

Jovian, the Zooboomafoo lemur, is dead   {   }

Pay-to-play internet in U.S. could hurt Canadian firms trying to comete   {  }

-Analysis- Parliament Hill harassment horror stories risk rousing mob mentality  {  }

-New-  :

-Must Watch- Historic site near ISIS territory   { * Excavation team announced newest finds Saturday at Kakemish, an ancient city on the Turkey-Syria border, metres from ISIS-controlled territory. *  Wouldn’t it be wild to discover that this whole ISIS vs the world campaign was actually some kind of mega-conspiracy plot to keep archeologists from learning something like how the very ancient residents of that city defeated all their bansksters and freed the human race from b.s. mind control and GMO terrorist scientists and corporate-fascist government suppresion of individual rights for centuries? *  —djo— }

-Must Watch- Chris Hadfield on Philae lander    { * Chris comments on the lander, he did not go to the comet and land with it. *  —djo—  }

-Must Watch- Hawaii lava flow   {   }

-Editor’s Pick- Calgary man’s picture found in documents revealing underbelly of extremist group   { * Wait until we really find out who is behind the creation of this group in the first place? *  —djo— }

-Editor’s Pick- Sugar wars    { * “White sugar, brown sugar, honey, juice? It’s all the same, nutritionally speaking.” * But what is significant here are the omissions: GMO modified sugars might even be ‘nutritionally’ as good as ‘Pure Cane Sugar’ BUT- the modified stuff will rot you from the inside out a lot quicker. GMO food is poison. *  —djo— }

-Editor’s Pick- Rosetta mission to comet 67P ‘revolutionay,’ landing a first    { * – But don’t forget that thousands of years, maybe millions of years of recorded history were deleted when ‘they’ bured the Great Library of Alexandria. – *  —djo—  }

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-djo’s Editor’s Pick- Questionable cancer ‘cures’    { * From Friday – Doctors and researchers know and have known since 1925 that sugar feeds cancer cells. Starve the Cells – kill the cancer. Effective herbs and naturally occurring ingredients in some plants also shrink and eliminate most cancerous growths but this information is supressed by Big Pharmaceutical companies who do not care if theire stuff kills you, they want to make a profit on your suffering. The really questionable stuff comes from ‘Big Pharma’ and the the Doctors they pay to spread their lies.    —djo—   }

-djo’s Editor’s Pick- Sugar wars    { * From Friday: “White sugar, brown sugar, honey, juice? It’s all the same, nutritionally speaking.” * But what is significant here are the omissions: GMO modified sugars might even be ‘nutritionally’ as good as ‘Pure Cane Sugar’ BUT- the modified stuff will rot you from the inside out a lot quicker. GMO food is poison. *  —djo— }

 

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War Memorial

“Remembrance Day”

“Local / New Brunswick”

Death of Saint John man after ‘violent’ altercation deemed homicide   { * How many people have been accused of ‘suicide by police’ for not following orders they might not have understood? And- the Soviets locked up thousands in insane asylums for questioning their governmental authority, saying anyone who went up against their state was ‘obviously insane’  }

Brian Gallant faces more questions about politics and paving  {   }

Sackville RCMP seek ‘suspicious’ man who approached girl   {   }

Search for Dorothy Tucker continues near St Stephen   {   }

 

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AFN Candidates

Assembly of First Nations candidates.

“First Nations”

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

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

-Video- Chemotherapy ruling  {  }

Rinelle Harper only one part of Winnipeg’s race divide  {  }

-Opinion- First Nations children not well served by chemotherapy ruling: Arthur Schafer  {  }

When 2 worlds collide, can they coincide? Unreserved this week  {  }

Rinelle Harper discharged from Winnipeg Hospital, recovering at home  {  }

>>>———> From Earlier This Week <———<<<

Family says ‘stress of court case over chemo for [ First Nations ] girl ‘uncalled for  {  }

Judge rejects application to take [ First Nations ] girl from family for chemo  {  }

Diabetes epidemic among indigenous Canadians, say front-line workers  { * Stay away from sugars and get a lot of exercise, Before your doctors warn you that you may be heading for Diabetes. *  —djo— }

Saskatoon lottery winner gives back to community  {  }

Dominion Diamond stops funding Lutselk’e archiving project  {  }

Saskatoon group trying to up the profile of restorative justice  {  }

2 Alberta First Nations file suit against site C dam project   {  }

Brian Bowman urges Winnipeggers to reach out to Rinelle Harper and family  {  }

Police dig up barn where Glenna Mae Breckenridge says her dad buried bodies in 1955  {  }

Internal document urges government to raise cap on aboriginal education  {  }

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Teen Rinelle Harper ‘left for dead after 2 attacks  { * – Two males have been charged with attempted murder after Rinelle Harper was twice attacked and “left for dead” during a violent assault on Winnipeg’s riverbank, police say. – *  —djo— }

Racism in Canada: Join our live chat Thursday at 6 pm CT  { * Too Late Now * }

‘It’s our story:’ N.W.T. Healing Film Festival Kicks off Sunday  {  }

-Exclusive- ‘Doctor’ treating First Nations girls says cancer patients can heal themselves  {  }

New police board chair backs murdered, missing women inquiry  {  }

Racism in hockey still hants Nova Scotia father  {  }

Amina Abu-Bakare says ‘walk together’ to end racism  {  }

-Opinion- Beware of assumptions and stereotypes in the Rinelle Harper case  {  }

-Updated- Attacked Winnipeg teen Rinelle Harper called a hero and fighter  { * And her parents say she remembers nothing of the attacks. *  —djo— }

Fort Good Hope elders go hungry due to delayed cheques  {  }

-Audio- Laurentian University hires more aboriginal professors in Sudbury  {  }

-Analysis- Racism still an uncomfortable truth in Canada: Duncan McCue  {  }

Regina artist teaches Prince Charles to make moose hide art  {  }

People on the Prairies less tolerant, CBC poll says  {  }

Eagle wing trafficking case to be heard in Lethbridge court  {  }

-Photos- Indigenous circumpolar women leaders descend on Yellowknife  {  }

Chrisma Denny’s family says society has ‘failed’ her  { * The family of a missing woman from Cape Breton believes she wouldn’t have disappeared if there was more support for homeless and aboriginal women. *  —djo—  }

-Opinion- First Nations contributions to WW I and WW II: Lest we forget  {  }

MANFF [Manitoba Association of Native Firefighters] loses federal funding: Flood evacuee, critics seek answers  { * -First Nations flood evacuees and those who help them say it’s about time that the Manitoba Association of Native Fire Fighters has lost its federal funding amid accusations about misspent money.- / Earlier: -An Aboriginal aid agency in charge of 2011 flood evacuees has been stripped of its federal funding effective immediately.- *  —djo—  }

Remembrance Day poem to be read in aboriginal language  {  }

Francis Pegahmagabow, unsung WW I hero, to get overdue recognition  {  }

‘Just move it’ gets P.E.I. aboriginal people physically active  {  }

Aboriginal Affairs short of cash for education, social programs: document  {  }

Jim Prentice, northern Alberta chiefs to discuss oilsands concerns  {  }

Police identify Rinelle Harper, 16, as victim of Midtown Bridge attack  {  }

Behchoko boy, 14, takes own life after bullying   {  }

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

-Opinion- Time for some serious thought about Inuvik’s future   {  }

-Updated- Missing Sask. teens believed found, being returned home  {  }

Clyde River supports Greenpeace petition against seismic testing  {  }

Adrienne Clarkson on why Canada’s multiculturalism works  {  }

Toronto rally ‘overwhelms’ struggling homeless First Nation house-builder  {  }

Australians share indigenous protected area strategies with N.W.T.  {  }

Christma Denny’s disappearance spurs postering campaign  {  }

Gary Moostoos rejects apology from City Centre mall manager  {  }

AFN national chief candidates address key issues in election  {  }

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

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

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

Decorated First Nations vet Tommy Prince a Canadian hero  {  }

Shoal Lake no. 40 gets backing from IJC  {  }

Homeless woman fined for building her own home   {  }

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

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

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

Minister of Child Services offers Onigaming support after suicides   {  }

Indigenous physician brings unique perspective to her practice  {  }

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

 

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

 

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

11 steps to fascism

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

Orwell on war

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

 

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

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

 

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

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

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

 

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

French Cartoon.

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

 

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

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

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

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

 

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

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

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

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

Grave Marker for Scientific Freedom

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

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

Vlad & Stephen

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

Ack 11-01-2014

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

Orwell on war

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

 

quote

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

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

 

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 { We’ve been doing this because we believe the CBC may be more honest and more respectable than Media in the U.S.A., & not a lot of people in the U.S. may know that or have access to anyone who might point them toward the CBC & their web site. }
{ & again, these are not links. If you want to read these stories, listen to sound clips, or see any video -if there is any video- go to CBC dot CA/news.— & You can also find a link to the web cast of the most recent broadcast of “The National” the CBC’s ‘flagship nightly newscast’ under the “Must Watch” heading on their main page. — Thanks. — & Jim W convinced me to take credit for this, above.  ———djo——— }

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 Other Sources:

Comcast Horror Stories

Comcast Horror Stories

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

War Is Terrorism

War Is Terrorism

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

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

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

 

Banksters

Banksters?

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

French Cartoon.

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

 

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

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

 

70,000 dead fish in Ohio.

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

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{ Everything above this line should probably be on a separate page – Or a Separate ‘Sticky Post’ –  & Below this begins our usual CBC News Headlines }

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

 

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

Becky Big Canoe

First Nations seek justice.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

UN Climate change report offers stark warnings and hope    {  }

PM Harper to welcome French President Hollande in Calgary     {  }

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

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

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Hello Kitty

“Hello Kitty” —Offbeat?

“Offbeat”

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

Your Halloween photos   {   }

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

-Repeat- Nothing spooky about Winnipeg bat lab   {   }

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

 

 

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SpaceShip Wreckage in the Mojave Desert in Southern California.

“Most Viewed”

Radical rest homes: Old people should live everywhere   {  }

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

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

Fatal rollover in ORR kills female driver   {   }

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

Jian Ghomeshi investigators hear from 3rd woman   {  }

UN climate change report offers stark warnings, hope   {  }

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

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

Man, 25, shot in Valleyfield   {   }

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

-Blog- Send us your stories of racism  {  }

 

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

Other:

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

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

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

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

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

3 girls allege sexual assault at Quebec Halloween party    {  }

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

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

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

Ukraine’s seperatist regions hold criticized elections   {  }

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

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

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

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

-Must Watch-  Fall back to standard time   {   }

-Must Watch-  Patrice Vincent honoured    {   }

-Must Watch-  Aurora Borealis lights up Sweden   {   }

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

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

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

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

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

 

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

“Local / New Bruswick”

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

Ambulance and car collide in Fredericton at intersection   {  }

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

Heavy rain and snow expected in Maritimes this weekend   {  }

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

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

 

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“Seattle Totem”

“First Nations”

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Indigenous physician brings unique perspective to her practice  {  }

Paranormal team investigates Saskatoon’s Park Town Hotel   {  }

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

 

{ The ‘First Nations Page’ is actually called ‘Aboriginal’ on the CBC web site, but some First Nations object to that title, so we renamed it here.  —djo— }

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

Sunday, 26 October, 2014 – New Week – Cleaner Slate?

Sunday, 26 October, 2014  -( 48˚F / 9˚C –  Overcast & The Sun Poked Through   @ 11:15 am near Ithaca )-  -( 43˚F / 6˚C –  Grey and Very Wet Outiside  @ 12:45 pm Closer to Halifax —jda—)-    { Headlines compiled by douglas j otterson & jim wellington, with help from —jda— }

—New Week? Clean Slate?—

 { Waiting for the ‘fit to hit the shan’? }

Economic Warfare

Retweeted: “UK is the 6th richest Nation, yet 13 Million live in poverty & they’ve had the highest fall in living standards since 1870” = Ekonomic Warfare = That’s the plan we’ve heard that ‘Banksters’ have been trying to institute lately- -djo-

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 { We’ve been doing this because we believe the CBC may be more honest and more respectable than Media in the U.S.A., & not a lot of people in the U.S. may know that or have access to anyone who might point them toward the CBC & their web site. }
{ & again, these are not links. If you want to read these stories, listen to sound clips, or see any video -if there is any video- go to CBC dot CA/news.— & You can also find a link to the web cast of the most recent broadcast of “The National” the CBC’s ‘flagship nightly newscast’ under the “Must Watch” heading on their main page. — Thanks. — & Jim W convinced me to take credit for this, above.  ———djo——— }

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 Other Sources:

domonstration against oil sands

Re-Tweeted: DenisMcCready ‏@DenisMcCready 2h2 hours ago
Au final plus de 2500 personnes @ Sorel-Tracy contre le transport de pétrole sur le fleuve St-Laurent. Qc en marche!” = “@DenisMcCready –  In the end more than 2500 persons @ Sorel-Tracy against the transportation of oil on the St. Lawrence River. Quebec is marching!

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

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

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

French Cartoon.

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

70,000 dead fish in Ohio.

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

{ Friday appears to be the Stephen Harper Show: Anywhere the Video News crews were, Harper was centre stage. -djo- }

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

 

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Lead Articles: Today’s Theme?: ‘Are “THEY” trying to push you until somebody pushes back, so they can come down hard, institute Martial Law, claiming that, if you stand up for your rights, you are are a terrorist?’

Cluster Boxes Suck

A Bedford, N.S., woman has questions for Canada Post after she discovered the keys for her new community mailbox open not only her own mailbox, but at least one of her neighbour’s as well.

Exit polls show Ukraine overwhelmingly elects pro-West parliament  { * – “Exit poll shows pro-Europe parties have swept a parliamentary vote in Ukraine, an election result expected to strengthen President Petro Poroshenko’s mandate to end separatist conflict in the east, but also possibly fuel tension with Russia.”  – *  —djo—  *** But Major Ed Dames, one or our best known ‘Remote Viewers’ says Ukraine is about to fall apart- & I don’t know whether this might happen from within, or will somebody else attack and ‘conquer’ the country. // Or, is the Major such a staunch conservative that he believes that if a country goes ‘Liberal’ it has committed suicide in his eyes? ***  —djo—  }

The slayings of Cpl. Cirillo and Warrant Officer Vincent: How the week unfolded   { * –  “The events of this week won’t be soon forgotten by most Canadians — two soldiers killed in two separate attacks days apart. Here’s a look back at how the week unfolded.” – * But, what worries me is the idea that there are unethical power mad ‘ice-holes’ who believe they have the right to manipulate situations like these, to target, torture, train and activate marginalized individuals, send them off to commit crimes like we saw this week, sacrifice a few honest men and seize more power- manipulate everybody into surrendering their rights and liberties and turn this world into hell.  —jim w— }

N.S. woman shocked new community mailbox key opens neighbour’s mailbox too   { See photo- }

-Updated- CBC’s relationship with Jian Ghomeshi has ‘come to an end’   {  }

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Crown honouring Cpl. Cirillo.

Hamilton, Ontario City Hall as Cpl. Cirillo’s body arrived.

Sunday: 25 October, 2014 – “Developing News” Flashing Headlines:  ?

Jian Ghomeshi to sue CBC for $50 million   {  }

President Poroshenko on track to win Ukraine election   {  }

PM says Ukraine shows courage  in face of Putin aggression   {  }

2nd worker in critical condition after Sarnia, Ont., blast   {  }

13 European banks told to fix finances after flunking review    {  }

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-UPdated- Spurned affection for girl possible motive in Washington school shooting  { * Authorities are seeking a motive as to why a high school student in Washington shot dead a female classmate and wounded four others in a campus cafeteria before killing himself. *  —djo—  *** yeah, yeah, if ya can’t find a radicalized jihadi, or a Canadian? – try to blame it on a woman? *** —jim w— }

& the special sub section today entitled: “Attack in Ottawa” is still in evidence.

 

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“Santa’s helpers in training.”

“Offbeat”

Do you have what it takes to get through ‘Santa School’?   {  }

Despicable Me minion makes birthday appearance at Sask. farm   {   }

Halloween dog parade in New York   {  }

Biological models: What aliens would look like and why   { *** Last week on Coast to Coast A.M. an expert on abduction cases etc. said that the only alien hybrids we see on this planet look exactly like you and me. They have almost no idea how we interact with each other or how to act in social situations. He also said most of them can control us using ‘mind control power’ from lobes in their brains that we don’t use, and we can’t control them- If this scares you, call on the arch-angels, especially Michael- or Jesus, or The Prophet -God bless him continuously with ever expanding bliss- Or a couple others that have direct lines to God- Or call on God yourself. The Divine hears every thought and whisper, and if you call out to the Divine, in whatever form you have your strongest faith, -unless your faith is in darkness- The Divine will answer. You are never alone. The bad guys can’t touch you unless you invite them to. *** —jim w— }

‘Organic genderless gingerbread figures’ might be the most politically correct cookies in esixtence   {   }

 

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“Most Viewed”

Jian Ghomeshi, host of Q, not longer with CBC   {   }

Jian Ghomeshi, host of Q, off the air to deal with ‘personal issues’   {   }

Man arrested after Ottawa police officer punched in the face   {   }

St-Alexis woman dead after car crashes into her home   {  }

Bedford woman shocked her mail key opens neighbour’s mailbox  {   }

Stabbing at Wonderland kills man, leaves another critical   {   }

Ottawa shooting: the face-to-face encounter that ended the attack on Parliament   {   }

High fidelity 2.0: How your favourite music could sound even better  {  }

Kelowna Airport: Man in custodyafter Edmonton-Kelowna-Calgary flight threatened   {   }

Ottawa shooting: a look back at how the week unfolded   {   }

-15 photo slide show- The week in pictures, Oct. 18-24   {   }

harper sux donkey dicks

This was Tweeted last week.

Ebola CartoonBeer, burgers and cigarettes kill way more than Ebola.

“Yeah- It’s like the flu kills more people every year than the ‘pandemics’ the fear mongers are trying to terrorize us with-” —djo— // seconded by ———jim w——

 

-Blog- Readers concerned, confused by n>S. woman’s mailbox key  {  }

 

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Other:

Woman dead, husband seriously injured after car crashes into bedroom  {   }

Iraq soldiers retake town outside Baghdand held by ISIS   {  }

Man hit with stun gun, arrested after police officer punched in the face   {  }

U.S. Ebola quarantines could deter health workers from helping fight epidemic    {  }

Tribal community says Washington school shooter was ‘happy-go-lucky, normal kid’    {  }

2nd worker in critical condition after explosion in southwestern Ont.    {  }

Hong Kong protesters scrap vote on what to do next    {  }

CBC Ideas: Is Islam the ‘green’ religion?    {  }

13 European banks flunk central bank’s stress test    {  }

Frankline discovery: Searchers consider ‘winter dive’ to explore Erebus further    {  }

Man taken into custody in B.C. after WestJet flight threatened    {  }

‘Nude’ judge set to argue inquiry panel should toss misconduct probe   {  }

Montreal Muslim teeb’s ‘not in my name’ Facebook post goest viral   {  }

RCMP takes over Ottawa shooting investigation, OPP to probe police conduct   {   }

-Must Watch-  Sens, Habs, Leafs stand together in pre-game ceremonies    {   }

-Must Watch-  15th imagineNATIVE film + media arts festival wraps    {   }

-Must Watch-  Bridge connects mountain peaks    {   }

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Sitting, the ‘new smoking’ is killing us and costing the economy billions   { * So- should we be prepared for representatives of the Corporate Plutacracy -read that: ‘corporate based fascist government’- to begin arresting and executing people for sitting down too often? If you believe this is far-fetched, wait until you learn that somebody has copyrighted your dna and quietly had laws passed giving them the power to dictate what you can and can’t do about reproducing and ‘misusing’ the dna that they now ‘own’. And another thing: Even if ‘sitting is costing the economy billions’, how much do you think black ops budgets, and under-reported military spending are costing? More like trillions.*  —djo— *** And your governments have huge income streams that they hope you never find out about, because they do not need to tax you the way they do. Governments are fraudulently extorting money from you. Source: CAFR1.com  —jim w— * }

-Analysis- Should we stop intervening in the Middle East? Nahlah Ayed   {   }

Chinese government hackers allegedly attack Apple’s iCloud  { * One guy I met told me that the leaders in China were space-alien hybrids, “And not the good aliens, either.” -Which could be true in the poetic sense, if not literal? But, when you can’t believe anything our government tells us, and you can’t believe anything the corporate media tells us? Should we all stand in a big circle and play Kazoo music until they shut up and go home and leave us alone? *  —djo— }

-Recap- World Series:   { * Saturday’s game was won by the Giants 11-4. Friday, the Royals beat the Giants 3-2. Game 2: Royals beat Giants 7-2. Tuesday, Game 1: Giants beat Royals 7-1.  So after 4 games they are tied with 2 games each —djo—  }

"Secret Space Plane"

“Secret Space Plane”

U.S. Robotic space plane lands after secret 2-year journey around Earth   { * What we thought was a slip-up in which somebody might have admitted that there were several space craft around Mars when the comet did a fly-by, was amended by NASA to explain that 3 satellites are in orbit around Mars and they were told to hide behind the planet when the comet approached. *  —jim w— }

-Must Watch- CF-18 fighter jets head to Kuwait    { * Why would I want to watch that? Or the video of 100 snakes that were found in somebody’s house? *  —djo— }

===== There are no new “Editor’s Picks” today =====

Wednesday: -Editor’s Pick- Glenn Greenwald in conversation about secrets, transparency and digital future  { * Now this is what I would call a “Must Watch” * —djo— }

Wednesday:-Editor’s Pick- Global deaths for communicable diseases compared   { * I wonder if they meant to say “-deaths FROM communicable diseases-” Are we on this planet to serve the bacteria? Are we dying for diseases? Ya think that might have been a Freudian sleep?  😉  —djo— }

Wednesday: -Editor’s Pick- Indian status: Why Lynn Gehl’s court challenge matters   { * Heck yes, When The Angels of Light come here and show everybody what’s been going on, instead of just clearing things up with “life reviews” between lives –  Can you imagine what would happen if they stand there and say, “Well, you’ve got two choices here, you can give the country back to its true owners and pay the First Nations the full value of what you stole from them, or you can go to hell.—”  * —djo—  *** Instead of doing everything you can to turn this planet into hell? ***  —jim w— }

===== Greatest Hits this week? =====

-World- Exoskeleton enables paralyzed groom to walk down the aisle  {  }

-Canada- Six indigenous cookbooks to warm you up   { * & Hey! Nobody caught the miss-spelling of ‘indigenous’ yesterday- *  —djo— }

-Business- Apple’s iCloud believed attacked by Chinese government hackers   { * While the Canadian Prime Minister was busy kissing their butts? *   —djo— }

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

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

-Community- ‘Sexy’ kids Halloween costumes ifnite fierce debate about parental responsibility   {  }

 

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“Local / New Bruswick”

David Kelly, longtime Fredericton city councillor, has died   {  }

Cap-Pelé home invasion sends man to hospital   {  }

Base Gagetown shuts down access for hunters   {  }

CBC’s relationship with Jian Ghomeshi has ‘come to an end’   {  }

 

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seattle totem

“Seattle Totem”

“First Nations”

Nunavut MLA Nuqingaq expelled from legislative assembly   { *On Friday morning, Justice Minister Paul Okalik moved to pass a motion that Uqqummiut MLA Samuel Nuqingaq be immediately expelled from the legislature and his seat be declared vacant.* & * – Uqqummiut MLA Samuel Nuqingaq, who represents Clyde River and Qikiqtarjuaq, has been expelled from the Nunavut Legislative Assembly. – The vote happened Friday morning in Iqaluit, when Justice Minister Paul Okalik tabled a motion that said he wanted Nuqingaq immediately expelled from the legislature and his seat declared vacant. – “Over the past year, far too much of the legislature’s time has been spent on the conduct of the member of Uqqummiut,” Okalik said. –  ​In the motion, Okalik said Nuqingaq had been disciplined by the legislative assembly “on a number of occasions for this unacceptable conduct, including persistent absences from sittings of the House and meetings of its committees and caucuses without reasonable explanation.” – ​In April, the 42-year-old faced two charges, one count of being unlawfully in a dwelling house and one count of assault. – MLAs voted to suspend Nuqingaq from the legislature following those charges. During that time, he sought treatment for alcohol addiction in Nova Scotia.​ – Later on in the article there is a mention that he underwent treatment for alcohol addiction. *  —jim w— }

-Point of View- Defeathering Halloween: 3 things to keep in mind about headdresses  { * Let’s de-feather the issue and take a naked look at the headdress. There are three things to know about the feather headdress. :

1. Who wears them?
The headdress was sacred and still is to many indigenous cultures like the Plains Cree and the Lakota people.

2. How do you get one?
They were not just handed out willy nilly, you know.They have to be earned and gifted in ceremony. Only the most fearless leaders and warriors traditionally wore them. It is kind of a big deal.

3. Why is it important to First Nations cultures?
Again, because it is a sacred item. You don’t see people running around with yarmulkes or hijabs in colourful mockery trying to be trendy.

& You don’t see people mocking soldiers’ bravery by wearing medals they didn’t earn either-  —djo— }

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

imagineNA TIVE’s Shane Belcourt on directing, dance and #MMIW  {  }

Nunavut justice system ‘failing children and youth’: Inuit group  {  }

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

Tsilhqot’in chief hanged in 1864 exonerated by B.C. Premier Christy Clark  {  }

Yukon fashion designer set for Paris runway  {  }

Film tells story of Inuk man who died in RCMP custody  {  }

Manitoba dam protesters demand revenue sharing, hydro bill help  {  }

Residential school survivors in Nunavut confused about education credit   {  }

Top 10 indigenous films of all time   {  }

Who gets to be ‘Indian’: 6 reasons why Lynn Gehl’s court challenge matters   {  }

Grandmothers play key role helping families in North Central   {  }

Closing arguments begin in case of fed underfunding aboriginal child services   {  }

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5 top picks for the imagineNA TIVE film festival  {  }

Diabetes support, prevention urged for Eskasoni   {  }

New women’s shelters planned in Cree communities   {  }

Edmonton jury selection process to be reviewed   {  }

Methadone treatment needs review, First Nations leader says    { * & I remember when they used to call Methadone “Rockefeller’s dope” *  —djo— }

Music NB awards should include aboriginal category, exec says    {  }

Defence wants mistrial in Douglas Hales murder case   {  }

Shale gas protester admits assaulting RCMP officer in Rexton   {  }

-Special Report-‘Canada’s Worst Neighbourhood’ needs more attention: community leaders, residents  {  }

-Audio-Wikwemikong group releases Anishinaabe language app   {  }

Winnipeg Indigenous Rock the Vote drums up encouragement  {  }

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

Manitoba Hydro evicted from northern dam station   {  }

6 things to know about N.W.T.’s infrastructure plans   {  }

Ouellette announces plan to make Winnipeg safer for Aboriginal women   {  }

University of Regina said the number of First Nations students is up by 50 per cent over the past 5 years  {  }

Food Banks Canada project to deliver fresh food to remote First Nations   {  }

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

Healing garden planned to remember residential schools in St. Albert   {  }

{ First Nations [ ‘Aboriginal’ but some First Nations object to that title, so we renamed it, even if CBC still calls it ‘aboriginal’ ] page virtually unchanged since yesterday.  —djo— }

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 { Editorial? :  This from ———jda——— :

– “Thursday, 23 October, 2014 – Ack! We live in a violent culture. Nobody under the age of responsibility planned it this way, at least not in this lifetime. – When the television programmes you plunk your kids down in front of are violent— When their sports are violent— When somebody out there has decided that your games and distractions should all be violent—- Why didn’t you see this coming? – Good, honest young men and women are being duped into taking up arms to support one lie against another. Embrace the love of life. Embrace the love of love. Embrace the preciousness of every life on this planet. Support each other. – To hell with the ideas that kill. To hell with philosophies that say it’s okay to kill for king and country. – We were not told, “Thou shalt not kill unless your government tells you to-” — We were not told, “Thou shalt not kill unless the controlling, obsessive men who took over and subverted your religions tell you to.” — Do not pray for vengeance. – Pray for guidance. Pray for protection from the lies that too many of our contemporaries allow to control their lives. – Pray we call come together and dismiss the governments and (small r) religions that allow darkness to smirk and laugh themselves silly because they’ve been pulling the strings and spitting out the words that convince you that you are working God’s Will when you believe you have the right to destroy the lives of any of God’s Children. – Get thee behind us, thou dupes of the dark side. – Unzip the uniforms and find there are Children of God inside. Burn down the deceptions and realize that any true Religion nurtures your body, mind, soul and spirit, and tells you that we are all one spirit. We are all children of the same divine intelligence. – Smash your delusions and realize we are all One. Before it’s too late. ———jda——— 

// Response from Cathi Harris: “Beautiful!”  —jim w— }

 

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{ Almost 6:15 pm EDT —Ready to Rock and Roll— & Thankful for help from Jim W again, & especially since he is working today with a bruised rib, ouch!  —And also from “—jda—“ again this time —   ———djo——— }

Sunday, 12 October, 2014 – CBC News Headlines:

Sunday, 12 October, 2014  -( 60˚F / 16˚C – & clear skies here @ 5:00 pm near Ithaca )-  { Headlines compiled by douglas j otterson }

4 cosplayers at Comic Con 2014.

“Cosplayers as X-Men” at New York Comic Con 2014.

{ We’ve been doing this because we believe the CBC may be more honest and more respectable than Media in the U.S.A., & not a lot of people in the U.S. may know that or have access to anyone who might point them toward the CBC & their web site. }
{ & again, these are not links. If you want to read these stories, listen to sound clips, or see any video -if there is any video- go to CBC dot CA/news.— & You can also find a link to the web cast of the most recent broadcast of “The National” the CBC’s ‘flagship nightly newscast’ under the “Must Watch” heading on their main page. — Thanks. — & Jim W convinced me to take credit for this, above.  ———djo——— }

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Hawk attacks Drone.

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

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

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

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Lead Articles:

‘A breach of protocol’: Texas health-care worker tests positive for Ebola   { * They’re trying to say the latest victim must have somehow been careless in removing the protective gear she wore while treating the patient who died last week.  —djo— }

Texas health care worker tests positive for Ebola    {  }

Countries pledge $5.4B toward Gaza Strip Reconstriction    {  }

Calgary fire knocks out power, affects 911 service  {  }

Byelections called in Alberta and Ontario for November 17    {  }

Ebola outbreak: Liberia health care workers to walk out on Monday  {  }

 Weather’s wrath: Cyclone in India, typhoon in Japan, tropical storm in Bermuda   {  }

 -Photos- Derek Stoffel in Gaza: Little evidence of rebuilding but billions pledged   {  }

 

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Cosplayer as the Joker

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

“Offbeat”

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

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

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

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

-From Yesterday- Record setting bluefin tuna hauled in by Nova Scotia girl  {  }

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

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

 

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“Most Viewed”

Downtown Calgary fire ‘completely destroyed’ electrical system: Enmax  { * The crawl on teevee news says customers may be out of luck and out of power for a week.  —jim w— }

Nobel Peace Prize: Malala Yousafzai, Kailish Satyarthi win 2014 award   {  }

Female bear attack sends 1 man to Calgary hospital in critical condition  { *Teevee again: one hunter tried to save the other, missed shooting the bear and hit the hunter being mauled instead. —jim w—  }

Transcona square turns pink for 8-year-old transgender girl  {  }

Bank of Canada still not committed to women on currency, petition says  {  }

Betty Jean Fields, Louisiana baby, survives 3 days trapped under dead dad   { * Looks like a full day of Weird News —djo— }

Peter Degroot manhunt: RCMP appeal directly to alleged gunman  { * Yeah, sure, that will work- people accused of crimes trust the criminal justice system enough to smile and walk into jail. gaaa, way too many people have been framed and/or convicted of crimes they didn’t commit, in Canada as well as down here in the ‘lower 48’-  —djo— }

Hudhud lashes India, Vongfong pounds Japan, Tropical storm Fay hits Bermuda   {  }

Ebola outbreak: Liberia health workers threaten to strike Monday   {  }

Federal byelections set for Whitby-Oshawa, Yellowhead in Alberta   {  }

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

 

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Other:

-Video- Cranberries: How this tangy treat gets to your Thanksgiving table   { * This coming Monday is Thanksgiving Day in Canada*  & Yesterday an article on cranberries said they fight cancer. —djo— }

Natural gas fire still burning at Sakatchewan pumping station   {  }

Tesla Motors Electric cars.

The Tesla Model S, shown here,  was unveiled already, the P85D will go on sale in December with a $120,000 base price.

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

Pope says 2 saints spread faith in Canada ‘to the smallest and most remote’   {  }

‘Clearly discrimination’ Bank of Canada faces petitition over women on bills   {  }

Estate planning: Talking with family about dividing the pie   { * In the business section this headline sits next to a photo of a slice of pumpkin pie -Gag-  —djo— }

ISIS triple suicide bombing in Iraq kills 58 including Kurds   {  }

Ukraine: Putin orders Russian troops away from border  {  }

Hong Kong protest leaders write open letter to Chinese president   {  }

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

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

Some bodies in Mexican mass grave are not missing students, governor says   {  }

Canadian support team for ISIS airstrike mission leaving for Kuwait next week   { *”Happy Thanksgiving guys, now go lay down your lives for the American Propaganda Machine, so we can take more and more freedoms, rights and privileges from the middle class we’re fleecing and decimating as we speak-”   —djo—  }

‘I thank my father for not clipping my wings’ Malala Yousafzai, Nobel Peace Prize co-winner   {  }

Luka Magnotta’s defence questions pathologist’s expertise   {  }

-Must Watch- Wife-carrying championships   {  }

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

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

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

-World- Pope Francis says Thanksgiving mass alongside Quebec delegation  {  }

-Thursday –> -Canada-Council of Canadians going to court to fight election law changes   { * Why is this not up at the top in the Lead Articles section? —djo— }

-Business- Postmedia’s big bet, Clorox comes clean, & CRTC’s warning: Business Week Wrap   {  }

-Business- Finance Canada accidentally posted upcoming tax measures online   {  }

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

-Politics- Alberta Premier Jim Prentice holds 1st meeting with prime minister   {  }

-Technology & Science- Bones of pre-Neanderthal found in France   { * Were they cone-heads?   —djo— }

-Technology & Science- Barack Obama reiterates stand in favour of net neutrality   {   }

-Technology & Science- Fish will move toward poles as temperatures rise, study says   { * I suppose they asked a couple goldfish what they thought about rising temperatures.  —djo— }

-Technology & Science- Hitting biodiversity targets will require more work: Bob McDonald   {  }

-Technology & Science- Mars rovers, orbiters will studay faraway comet’s flyby   {  }

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

-Community- Satya Nadella’s ‘karma’ advice to women comes back to haunt him   {  🙂 }

 

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2014-oct-11-canadian-money

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

“Local / New Bruswick”

Anti-poverty group pushes for higher minimum wage    {  }

Woman, 22, dead after Richibucto crash   {  }

Fredericton police charge man, 24, with fleeing crash scene   {  }

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

-Updated- New Brunswick’s jobless rate jumps to 9.6% in September   {  }

-N.B.Page- -Recap- N.B. This Week   {  }

Fredericton couple takes on big insurance over Arthur repairs   {  }

Boil water orders continue in 3 New Brunswick communities   {  }

 

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Google Enchanted Owl Doodle

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

“First Nations”

Aboriginal community featured in Winnipeg photo exhibit   {  }

Winnipeg women say being sexually harrased downtown the norm  {  }

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

 

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{ 6:33 pm —Ready to Rock and Roll— Had help from Jim W — Thanks, Jim ———djo——— }

Saturday, 04 October, 2014 – CBC News Headlines:

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

Green light inside red circle near reporter's head.

“Montreal ‘ball of light’ mystery deepens”

{ We’ve been doing this because we believe the CBC may be more honest and more respectable than Media in the U.S.A., & not a lot of people in the U.S. may know that or have access to anyone who might point them toward the CBC & their web site. }
{ & again, these are not links. If you want to read these stories, listen to sound clips, or see any video -if there is any video- go to CBC dot CA/news.— & You can also find a link to the web cast of the most recent broadcast of “The National” the CBC’s ‘flagship nightly newscast’ under the “Must Watch” heading on their main page. — Thanks. — & Jim W convinced me to take credit for this, above.  ———djo——— }

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Kenojuak Ashevak's "The Enchanted Owl"

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

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Lead Articles:

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

 

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“Offbeat”

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

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

Route 66’s singing road   {  }

Tumblr hosts ‘Mean Girls Day’ art show   {  }

 

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“Most Viewed”

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

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

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

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

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

Doug Ford calls debate audience ‘ignorant’   {  }

Granville Gardens seniors complex gutted by massive fire   {  }

Shooting in Consort leaves 3 dead    {  }

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

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

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

 

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Other:

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

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

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

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

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

Bad weather leaves 22 stranded on island in Nunavut   {  }

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

-Must Watch- Gone Girl: Film Review   {  }

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

 

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“Local / New Brunswick”

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

Seniors’ prescription co-payments questioned   {  }

Armed robbery in Moncton investigated   {  }

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

 

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Red and yellow flag

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

“First Nations”

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

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

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

Métis president Robert Doucette threatens court action   {  }

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

Chief Tecumseh honoured with turtle shell sculpture   {  }

 

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

Friday, 19 SEptember, 2014 – CBC News Headlines:

Friday, 19 September, 2014  -( 54˚F /12˚C –  & ‘clear in Ithaca @ 10:30 am in Ithaca )-

{ We’ve been doing this because we believe the CBC may be more honest and more respectable than Media in the U.S.A., & not a lot of people in the U.S. may know that or have access to anyone who might point them toward the CBC & their web site. }

{ & again, these are not links. If you want to read these stories, listen to sound clips, or see any video -if there is any video- go to CBC dot CA/news.— & You can also find a link to the web cast of the most recent broadcast of “The National” the CBC’s ‘flagship nightly newscast’ under the “Must Watch” heading on their main page. — Thanks. ———djo——— }

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— Tweet from EFF -Electronic Frontier Foundation- “Technology must be designed to help uphold human rights, not help governments violate them.” —

Scotland Votes 'No'.

Scotland’s Referendum Vote: The ‘No’ votes are the majority.

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Lead Articles:

-New- Even Scotland’s No vote holds lessons for Canada: Chriss Hall   { With several related headlines right under the above photo on the CBC News page.  —djo— }

French Jets launch 1st airstrikes against ISIS in Iraq   {  }

Scotland votes 55.3% to remain part of United Kingdom   {  }

B.C. teachers vote 86% to ratify 6-year deal   {  }

Scottish Nationalist Party leader Alex Slmond resigns   {  }

Netflix tells CRTC hearings to let market forces dictate   {  }

Annual inflation rate in August was 2.1%: StatsCan   {  }

-Analysis- Is ISIS violence expanding worldwide?   {  }

-Updated- Police issue Canada-wide warrant in shooting death of businessman   {  }

-Blog- NASA’s SpaceX, Boeing deal a giant leap for space flight: Bob McDonald   {  }

 

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“Offbeat”

World’s longest dog tail honours go to Calgary   {  }

‘Seeing Jesus in Toast’ study among winners of Ig Nobel prizes   {  }

-Repeat- Boeing’s ‘space taxi’ includes seat for a tourist   {  }

-Repeat- Watch scientists examine a minibus sized colossal squid   { * Why?  —djo—  }

 

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“Most Viewed”

Scotland Referendum: Voters say No to independence from U.K.   {  }

Apple’s iPhone 6 selling out early in Canada   {  }

Don Frigo shooting death: Canada-wide warrant issued for Boris Panovski   {  }

Iranian youth dancing to Pharrell Williams’ ‘Happy’ given suspended sentences   {  }

B.C. teachers’ strike: Could it have ended much sooner, asks Stephen Smart   {  }

Justin Trudeau hits bakl at ‘old men’ over abortion stance criticism   {  }

Escape from Los Cabos: Some Canadians return, some stuck in hurricane zone   {  }

8 Ebola workers found dead in Guinea, 6 suspects arrested   {  }

Netflix tells CRTC that consumers should vote with their dollars   { Netflix has never received a penny from me- —djo— }

-10 photo slide show- Apple’s iPhone 6 goes on sale around the world   {  }

-Blog- Scottish referendum: Story of No vote told on Britain’s front pages   {  }

 

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Other:

-Updated- ‘Heads over hearts’ rule as Scotland votes No to independence in historic referendum   {  }

Florida man shoots 6 grandchildren, daughter, self police say   {  }

-New- 91 lashes, jail time suspended for ‘Happy’ dancers in Iran   {  }

-Analysis- Scotland’s No vote doesn’t mean satisfaction with the way things are: Margaret Evans   {  }

-Analysis- ‘Unequal Treaties’: So much secrecy around Canada’s investment deal with China   {  }

Apple’s iPhone 6 frenzy: Tempers, joy and long lineups   {  }

Canadian navy to retire four Cold War era ships: Sources   {  }

Trudeau hits back at ‘old men’ over abortion stance criticism   {  }

France joins airstrike campaign, wipes out ISIS target in Iraq   {  }

-Analysis- Backbenchers won’t get much of a boost with reform bill: Kay O’Malley   {  }

B.C. teen killed in apparent random attack, say homicide investigators   {  }

Netflix warns Canada against regulating internet   { netflix told the CRTC not to dictate how much Canadian content should be delivered by the internet.  —djo— }

-New- Alibaba to tap market in $22B US IPO   {  }

-Must Watch- Philippe Couillard reacts to Scottish result   {  }

-Must Watch- Australian iPhone fail   { “Australian Jack Cooksey, who waited in line all night to be the first to buy an iPhone 6 in Perth, drops his new smartphone on camera” }

-Must Watch- World reaction to Scotland vote   {  }

-Editor’s Pick- A Tribe Called Red cancels museum show   { The group of DJs cited concerns about the way the Canadian Museum for Human Rights portrays aboriginal issues.  —djo— }

-Editors’ Pick- Why all the crecy around FIPPA agreement with China?   {  }

-World- Pound down slightly after Scotland voters reject indepencdence   {  }

-World- Child measles vaccination deaths in Syria appear linked to human error   {  }

-Canada- ‘I thought I was gong to die,’ says Canadian back from hurrican zone   {  }

-Politics- FIPA agreement with China: What’s really in it for Canada?   {  }

-Business- Cost of Keystone XL likely to jump 85%: TransCanada CEO   {  }

-Business- Markets rise after Scotland voters reject independence   {  }

-Health- Hospital ER times reveal some ‘disturbing’ waits   {  }

-Health- ‘I know I’ll beat this terrible disease,’ Rob Ford says in audio statement   {  }

-Arts & Entertainment- Canada’s Oscar contender announced today in Montreal   {  }

-Arts 7 Entertainment- Liam Neeson is ‘refreshing’ in A Walk Among the Tombstones   {  }

-Arts & Entertainment- Original Marquis de Sade scroll unfurled in France   {  }

-Technology & Science- New security measures on Apples devices will make it harder for law enforcement   {  }

 

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“Local / New Brunswick”

Liberal lead shrinks as Tories gain, CRA poll says   { “Liberal Leader Brian Gallant is clinging to a nine-point lead ahead of Monday’s provincial election as the Progressive Conservatives have managed to chip away at the lead. – The Corporate Research Associates poll had the Liberals with the support of 45 per cent of decided voters followed by the Progressive Conservatives with 36 per cent and the NDP with 11 per cent. – Meanwhile, the Green Party had six per cent and the People’s Alliance had two per cent. – Don Mills, the chairman of Corporate Research Associates, said on Twitter his poll shows the Tory support is coming at the expense of the expense of the NDP.”  —djo— }

Cardy, Gallant spar over Nazi parody video tweeted by NDP candidate   {  }

Memramcook-Tankramar legal challenge hangs over new riding   {  }

Dorchester inmate released in Moncton with strict conditions   {  }

{ & There are several articles on the New Brunswick page that suggest that Shale Gas can be extracted safely. ***NO! FRACKING CANNOT BE DONE SAFELY!*** —djo— }

 

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{ 12:45 pm  — ready to check for typos and get out the crayons — hitting the “Publish”  button @ 1:15 pm Eastern Time ———djo——— }

Thursday, 18 September, 2014 – CBC News Headlines:

Thursday, 18 September, 2014  -( 56˚F /13˚C –  & ‘partly cloudy’ in Ithaca @ 9:30 am in Ithaca )-

{ We’ve been doing this because we believe the CBC may be more honest and more respectable than Media in the U.S.A., & not a lot of people in the U.S. may know that or have access to anyone who might point them toward the CBC & their web site. }

{ & again, these are not links. If you want to read these stories, listen to sound clips, or see any video -if there is any video- go to CBC dot CA/news.— & You can also find a link to the web cast of the most recent broadcast of “The National” the CBC’s ‘flagship nightly newscast’ under the “Must Watch” heading on their main page. — Thanks. ———djo——— }

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Bagpiper, looks like the pipes are spitting fire.

Today’s the day for the Scottish Referendum.

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Lead Articles:

-Updated- ISIS-inspired beheading foiled in Australian counterterrorist raids   { 15 alleged ISIS-inspired demonstraters were detained in an alleged ‘random beheading plot’ in Sydney, Australia.  —djo— }

Polls open in historic Scottish independence vote   {  }

Toronto doctor says Rob Ford has malignant liposarcoma   {  }

Stranded Canadians arrive home from hurricane-hit Mexico   {  }

Ebola death toll in West Africa rises to 2,622: WHO   {  }

Air Canada to introduce $25 fee for 1st checked bag   {  }

-New- Scotland’s independence forces likely victors, no matter the vote: Nahlah Ayed   {  }

-Analysis- Cut them some slack: Go easy on families of cancer patients   {  }

-Analysis- ‘Too black’? Why the Atlantic Hawks co-owner’s email is no Donlad Sterling scandal   {  }

 

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“Offbeat”

Boeing’s ‘space taxi’ includes seat for tourist   {  }

-Repeat- Watch scientists examine a minibus-sized colossal squid   { No thanks, I don’t want to watch anybody dissect a squid.  —djo— }

Central Perk pop-up draws droves of Friends fans   {  }

-Repeat- George the goldfish A-OK after surgery to remove tomour   {  }

 

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“Most Viewed”

Scotland independence referendum: If Yes side wins, what happens next?   {  }

Nathan O’Brien murder case: Douglas Garland appearance draws gasps in courtroom   {  }

Scotland independence referendum: Voters line up to decide fate of U.K.   {  }

Muskox

This muskox was spotted in the Northwest territories near the Alberta border two years ago. Another was spotted last week in Manitoba.

Rare muskox spotted in northern Manitoba raises hopes for its return   { Another headline goes: “‘Lonely male’ muskox? Rare sighting of Arctic mammal in Manitoba”  —djo— }

Cancer sends shockwaves far beyond the patient: Nikhil Joshi   {  }

Rob Ford’s cancer diagnosis: Will the mayoral candidates soften their attacks?   {  }

Alex Hennessy captures own armed holdup on GoPro camera   {  }

-21 photo slide show- Scotland votes   { The first photo in this series is the one at the top of this article today.  —djo— }

-Blog- Rob Ford diagnosis generates outpouring of emotion online   {  }

 

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Other:

5 big issues an independent Scotland would have to address   {  }

-Analysis- Jim Prentice has a huge hill to climb to give Albertans what they want   {  }

U.S. border patrollers testing body cameras   {  }

Prescription drugs need to be tested on children to be effective, experts say   {  }

-New- Ukraine’s Porochenko meets with Obama, seeking more help   { Yesterday, the Ukrainian president met with PM Harper in Ottawa, hoping for closer ties and possibly, a deal to secure energy trade between Canada and Ukraine.  —djo— }

Fireball over Rockies was Russian spy satellite, experts say   {  }

Surrey teen’s death ‘suspicious’, police say   {  }

Artificial sweeteners linked to obesity epidemic, scientists say   {  }

Do distracted driving laws cover smartwatches?   {  }

-Must Watch- Tourists flee in wake of Hurricane Odile   {  }

-Must Watch- Secret satellite launch   { “An Atlas 5 rocket carrying a classified U.S. government satellite blasts off from Cape Canaveral, Fla.”  —djo— }

-Must Watch- Kalmaegi slams China   { Kalmaegi is a typhoon.  —djo— }

-Editor’s Pick- New iOS 8 apps launched for CBC News, Radio   {  }

-Opinion- Scotland referendum: Will slacktivists help secession succeed?   { * Now this is one snarky opinion >>—-> “Independence is too important a decision to place in the hands of teenagers” <—-<< Not my snarky opinion this time. —djo— }

-Richard III- King Richard III killed by two blows to bare head, forensics show   {  }

-Politics- Ukrainian president asks Canada to provide more loans, share intelligence   {  }

-Politics- Paul Martin on sparking a new conversation around aboriginal issues   {  }

-Business- Fed again pledges to keep interest rates low for a while yet   { The U.S. Federal Reserve – which is not a branch of the U.S. Government- it is a private organization that many say does not have our best interests in their agenda- are planning to keep interest rates down. & Janet Yellen’s photo with this article makes her look like a demented manipulatrix >>—-> Just my opinion <—-<<  —djo— }

-Business- CN to be fined for failing to move enough grain    { “Canadian National Railway will be fined for failing to comply with an order that it move a minimum amount of grain each week, a spokeswoman for federal Transport Minister Lisa Raitt said Wednesday in a move that caught the railway by surprise. – “As CN was not able to meet the minimum volume requirements (under the Fair Rail for Grain Farmers Act), the minister has decided to issue administrative monetary penalties to the company,” press secretary Jana Regimbal said in an email. – “The penalty is up to $100,000 per week and that is up to the minister’s discretion,” Regimbal added, noting it was the first such fine under the act. – ‘We can’t move what they don’t deliver.’- Claude Mongeau, CN – It was unclear what time frame was involved in imposing penalties under the act, which was passed last spring amid complaints that CN and rival CP Rail were providing poor services to western grain farmers.  —djo— }

 -Technology & Science- Gamers put own face on star players in NBA 2K15   {  }

-Community- CBC News readers suggest better pay for hotel workers rather than tip envelopes   {  }

 

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“Local / New Brunswick”

DNR officer received ‘strange call’ over Andrew Harvey charges   { DNR = Department of Natural Resources. Former DNR officer Allen Goodine started the investigation in November of 2011. The probe culminated in charges laid on July 29, 2014, three weeks before the start of the campaign for New Brunswick provincial elections. >>—-> “Goodine said he told supervisors about the charges in July because Harvey was a high-profile candidate. – But then, on Aug. 29, his last day on the job before he retired, he said he got a phone call from a senior bureaucrat at DNR. – He said the official wanted to know details of the charges, including the names of the people accused, at which courthouse the charge was filed, and the date set for pleas. – “At that time, I said, `I got a gut feeling. I think there’s something’s adrift here,’” Goodine told CBC News. – He said he’d never received a call like that in his 33 years with DNR. The questions were the kind one would ask if they wanted to look up the court file, he said. – “I really don’t know why he called, but I got a gut feeling that something just didn’t seem right.” – The day of the call, Aug. 29, was Friday before the Labour Day long weekend. Four days later, on the evening of Sept. 2, the CBC received an anonymous e-mail with the court charge document attached. Other media organizations were also tipped off. – A DNR spokesperson said Wednesday there would be no comment on the alleged phone call to Goodine.”  && “Harvey said in a political brochure that he has “powerful enemies” in the Progressive Conservative Party”  —djo— }

Immigration is key to New Brunswick’s economic growth   {  }

NDP staffer questions [Liberal Party Leader:] Brian Gallant at Liberal press conference   {   }

Homecare businesses hold out for better deal from province   {  }

-New Brunswick Votes 2014 & the www.cbc.ca/news/new-brunswick page: –

-interactive- NB Votes: Compare party platforms   {  }

Assembly of First Nations says its proposals on missing women ‘tossed aside’ by Ottawa  {   }

Police remove shale gas supporter from anti-shale event   {  }

-Editor’s Note- The journalism behind Brian Gallant’s second interview   {  }

-Featured Video- Wild edibles   { “Greg Osowski finds food in the forest”  —djo— }

-Gas Guru- Robert Jones: Weekly prices and predictions for gas and diesel.   { Gasoline prices in Canada have a suspicious propensity for rising and falling that lead many Canadians and visitors to Canada to believe that collusion is going on inside the offices of the gasoline retailers. Local gas station owners say they are being told what to charge, and the wild fluctiations in price are not their idea at all. One television comedy program showed a gasoline pump whose price spun up when an automobile owner picked up the pump handle and began to move toward his gas tank- and the price spun back down as he changed his mind and moved the pump handle back toward the pump. I thought that was both funny and ‘telling’.  —djo— }

 

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{ 11:34 am — checking for typos and colorizing the headlines. — 11:56 am >>—-> Ready to “Publish”   ———djo——— }

Wednesday, 17 September, 2014 – CBC News Headlines:

Wednesday, 17 September, 2014  -( 45˚F / 7˚C –  & ‘partly cloudy’ in Ithaca @ 8:30 am in Ithaca )-

{ We’ve been doing this because we believe the CBC may be more honest and more respectable than Media in the U.S.A., & not a lot of people in the U.S. may know that or have access to anyone who might point them toward the CBC & their web site. }

{ & again, these are not links. If you want to read these stories, listen to sound clips, or see any video -if there is any video- go to CBC dot CA/news.— & You can also find a link to the web cast of the most recent broadcast of “The National” the CBC’s ‘flagship nightly newscast’ under the “Must Watch” heading on their main page. — Thanks. ———djo——— }

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"Yes" Truck

{Tweeted} The Poster says –  “End Tory rule forever” – This is on a vehicle in Scotland with ‘Yes’ stickers- endorsing Scottish Independence- && I don’t know enough to endorse either side. -djo-

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Lead Articles:

-Analysis- U.S. is off to a war that doesn’t make sense – again: Neil Macdonald   { “When U.S. President Barack Obama tried to build consensus last year for an air campaign against Syrian dictator Bashar al-Assad, the American public balked. But taking on ISIS is a whole other story, writes Neil Macdonald.”   —djo— }

Both sides in Scottish referendum make final  pitches today   {  }

PM Harper says 69 Canadian Forces members in Iraq   {   }

10% of Cdns had mental, substance-use disorder: StatsCan   {  }

Ex-B.C. jail guard taunted by inmate who raped sister   {  }

Ukraine president to address MPs , meet with PM Harper   {  }

-Analysis- Scottish independence vote could be as close as Quebec referendum: Éric Grenier   {  }

-Exclusive- ‘He would taunt me:’ Ex-prison guard says he endured verbal abuse from sister’s rapist   { The guard probably did not deserve that – But – to be fair here: We are finding out through DNA evidence that a lot of people in prison are innocent of the crimes they were convicted of – How many of them have to endure constant verbal and sometimes physical abuse from prison guards?  —djo— }

-New- Big business: How disabilities are transforming the marketplace   { “Big-name companies like Google see a lucrative and untapped market in designing products that work well for people who have disabilities.”  —djo— }

 

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“Offbeat”

Canadarm-like robot invented to clean bridges   { * Invented? Wouldn’t ‘Developed’ be a better word?  —djo— }

George the goldfish A-OK after surgery to remove tumour   {  }

Watch scientists examine a minibus-sized colossal squid   {  }

-Repeat- Apple’s one-click tool deletes unwanted U2 tracks   { * How about a one-click tool to delete the ice-holes who develop the ‘cute little tricks’ that change home-pages and install unwanted b.s. redirects and b.s. pages that pop up in browsers? I’ve got a new ‘service’ hijacking my secure search engine with an ‘Astromenda’ page full of crap I don’t want to see – ever – and I can’t make it go away- after deleting every trace several times it is still there. And it reinstalls yahoo all the time. Public castration would be too good for these ice-holes. —djo— }

 

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“Most Viewed”

Apple’s iOS 8: It’s delivery day for new mobile operating system   { * Which, no doubt is full of security holes that make the NSA and their ilk very happy. Why does anybody ever need a new OS? Why does anybody need an iPhone? Where are they leading us? [“Where are we going and why are we in this handbasket?” — John B Wells]  —djo— }

iOS 8: 8 new things   { * 8 new things you probably wouldn’t want anything to do with if you knew what was going on behind the scenes and what’s imbedded in the operating system?  —djo— }

What Scotland independence crusader Alex Salmond learned from Quebec   {  }

Mariott hotels prompt guests top tip housekeepers with Envelope Please program   { *If employers like Mariott were honest and paid their housekeepers what they’re worth we would not be reading b.s. like this.  —djo— }

Master Cpl Denis Demers takes own life 2 weeks after standoff   { “A Canadian soldier involved in a 40-hour standoff with police in late August committed suicide last week, CBC News has learned. – Master Cpl. Denis Demers, 44, was a medical technician working with 2 Field Ambulance. He joined the Canadian Armed Forces in 2002 and was sent on tours to Afghanistan in 2008 and 2010, according to the Department of National Defence. – His body was found in Petawawa, Ont., near Barron Canyon Road — not far from his home on Labine Crescent — on Sept. 12 at about 7:30 p.m., OPP said. – Foul play is not suspected and the coroner’s office is now investigating, OPP said. – It comes about two weeks after Demers was involved in a long standoff with police at his home. – Master Cpl. Denis Demers, 44, joined the Canadian Armed Forces in 2002 and was sent on tours to Afghanistan in 2008 and 2010. – The standoff began after military police responded to a domestic call on Aug. 28. OPP were later called in to assist, along with tactical officers. – Demers was finally taken into custody under the Mental Health Act on Aug. 30.”  😦  —djo— }

Rob Ford health update coming 1 week after tumour discovery   {  }

Harper sidestepped MPs on Supreme Court pick due to Nadon ‘leaks’   {  }

-17 photo slide show- Ebola battled in West Africa   {  }

-Blog- B.C. Teachers’ strike: what does public education mean to Canadians?   { In another area there is another headline: “B.C. teachers’ strike: When will schools reopen?” }

 

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Other:

-New- American arrested while trying to swim to North Korea   {  }

Jackie Chan’s son formally arrested by China in drug case   {  }

Syrians say ISIS are on the move, going underground and offline   {  }

Vikings bow to pressure, order Adrian Peterson away from team   { “Star NFL running back Adrian Peterson is charged with a felony for using a wooden switch to spank his four-year-old son.” * Jeeze –  If everybody who went overboard while spanking their kids could be charged with felony assault, we come from a nation of felons. My parents would certainly have been charged with felony spanking. – ¿ Is this a plot by the idjits who want to privatize prisons to make it look like everybody should be locked up? Or a move to a new form of slavery? Hmmmmm-   —djo— }

Cody Legebokoff sentenced to life on 4 counts counts of 1st-degree nurder   {  }

NASA Chooses Boeing, SpaceX to operate its ‘space taxi’   {  }

-World- Hurricane Odile: Mexico airlifts thousands of tourists   {  }

-Canada- Salmon runs in Atlantic Canada, Quebec in serious decline   {  }

-Politics- Rob Nicholson insists military mental health service improving   { Defence Minister Rob Nicholson looks like too many other slimey government mouthpieces who believe that they can make something true by sheer force of their unholy will. I guess this is a world-wide problem. Anybody who believes in ‘leadership’ should be tested for mental illness and declared unfit for public office. —djo— }

-Politics- Peter Stoffer to reoffer [/run for office] in 2015 election  { “The Nova Scotia MP will run in the next election in the new riding of Sackville-Preston-Chezzetcook. – “Although at the beginning of the last campaign I had every intention of leaving, I’m announcing today I’ll be seeking the nomination for the new riding of Sackville-Preston and Chezzetcook for the next upcoming election to ensure that my friend and colleague, Mr. Tom Mulcair becomes the next prime minister of Canada and that we can show Canadians a truly positive and progressive government,” said Stoffer. – “Unfortunately Mr. Harper and the Conservatives — and I say this with great respect for my Conservative friends — they’ve overstayed their welcome,” he said. –  Stoffer said there’s still much work to do on the veterans affairs file. – “These men and women put their life on the line, their country asks them to shed blood for them — all they’re asking for in return is a little recognition that they’ve got a problem, and that they need help and they need it yesterday, not six months from now,” said Stoffer. – The announcement comes one day after Stoffer said he’d like to become the ombudsman for Veterans Affairs Canada. – Stoffer also spoke in past tense Tuesday when asked about his political career, fuelling speculation he may leave politics. – First elected in 1997, Stoffer is Official Opposition critic for veterans affairs. Over the years, he’s served as the critic for fisheries, shipbuilding, seniors, amateur sport, Canada Post, the Atlantic Canada Opportunities Agency and defence. – The fixed election date is Oct. 19, 2015, but Stoffer told a scrum of reporters Wednesday he expects the election will be called early, after a spring budget.”   —djo— }

-Business- U.S. Steel Canada files for court-supervised protection   {  }

-Business- Jim Prentice says many Alberta First Nations are behind new pipeline projects   { And a lot of First Nations people say that Jim Prentice has a forked tongue. —djo— }

-Arts & Entertainment- Leonardo DiCaprio named UN messenger of peace   {  }

 

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“Local / New Brunswick”

Miramichi River salmon numbers hit record low in 2014   {  }

Tailings pond leaks revealed at Cassidy Lake mine site   {  }

Environment rules tough enough, David Alward insists   { That’s a strange juxtaposition, a toxic leak from a mine right above the premier of New Brunswick trying to tell us that we don’t need any more environmental protection than the rules that are already in place?   —djo— }

Political will needed to preserve rural New Brunswick, expert says   { Susan Machum, the Canada reserach chair in rural social justice at St Thomas University, said politicians need to avoid allowing industries to set up in New Brunswick that may harm rural communities. She likes small-scale projects that create jobs, rather than megaprojects  that make a couple people rich and impoverish thousands.  ‘Our resources should be used to meet local needs not corporate profits. If our resources are valuable today, they should be even more valuable tomorrow.’ – Susan Machum <—-<< That was from another article, one that she wrote.  —djo— }

 

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{ 12:10 pm & I’m not feeling so hot- time to check for typos and get out the crayons.   12:45 pm clicking the “Publish” button  ———djo——— }

Tuesday, 16 September, 2014 – CBC News Headlines:

Tuesday, 16 September, 2014  -( 54˚F / 12˚C –  & ‘mostly cloudy’ in Ithaca @ 8:30 am in Ithaca )-

{ We’ve been doing this because we believe the CBC may be more honest and more respectable than Media in the U.S.A., & not a lot of people in the U.S. may know that or have access to anyone who might point them toward the CBC & their web site. }

{ & again, these are not links. If you want to read these stories, listen to sound clips, or see any video -if there is any video- go to CBC dot CA/news.— & You can also find a link to the web cast of the most recent broadcast of “The National” the CBC’s ‘flagship nightly newscast’ under the “Must Watch” heading on their main page. — Thanks. ———djo——— }

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A lotta people, & a lotta flags.

Referendum Rally in B.C. – 1995?

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Lead Articles:

-Breaking- Tentative deal reached in B.C. public school teachers’ dispute   {  }

Ebola outbreak a crisis unparalleled in modern times: WHO   {  }

Ukraine ratifies landmark deal to deepen ties with EU   {  }

U.S. carries out fresh airstrikes on ISIS in Iraq   {  }

Alberta officials confirm 18 cases of enterovirus D-68   {  }

-Analysis- Welcome aboard the discount era: Airlines offer cheap flights, we pay the rest: Don Pittis   {  }

-New- 46 years later, mom reunited with son she thought was dead   {  }

 

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“Offbeat”

Apple’s one-click tool deletes unwanted U2 tracks   {  }

5-tonne, world-record polenta made by Windsor Italian club   {  }

Alouettes receiver challenges Bruins forwards to NHL 15   {  }

Ontarian sought ice cream, ended up with $50M lotto Max ticket   {  }

 

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“Most Viewed”

Don Frigo, Toronto construction exec, ID’d as man shot near Clinton, Ont.   { He was on a horse, training hunting dogs when somebody approached and shot him. A woman who was with him -police have not confirmed that she was his wife- was ‘hurt but managed to escape’.  —djo— }

Enterovirus D-68: 8 things parents should know   { #9: When, every time you check the news anywhere- you find some very scary new threat- you should question the source and the media.  —djo— }

Robin Thicke admits to drug issue in Blurred Lines plagiarism suit   {  }

iOS 8: 8 new things   { *This is just me, but at first glance, there is nothing there that convinces me to spend any money on an iPhone 6 or the silly watch they’re hyping. I expected better from Apple. —djo— }

CRTC gets an earful at hearings on future of TV   { * Sounds to me like the big cable companies came out armed with all the propaganda they could carry, saying the Canadian Radio-Television & Telecommunications Commission’s proposals are ‘Anti-Consumer’ and something along the lines of -okay, so you think we should think about a couple things, but don’t try to tells us what our services should look like-  —djo— }

Tony Lacavera and West Face buy Wind Mobile from VimpelCom   { VimpelCom is a Russian-Dutch company that was blocked from gaining full ownership of Wind Mobile last year and Tony Lacavera, who founded Wind Mobile, and a private investment group bought out the VimpelCom stocks.  —djo— }

-11 photo slide show- Your photos of the northern lights after the solar storm   { still there since yesterday  —djo— }

-Blog- Scottish independence vote ignites controversy online   { The big vote is on Thursday  —djo— }

 

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Other:

British leaders make ‘The Vow’ to Scotland as referendum looms   {  }

Drinking fountains to be added at Hamilton stadium after flood of complaints   {  }

-Updated- Mike Duffy case: Both sides in court Sept. 23 to set trial date   {  }

-Feature- NFL punishments by the numbers   {  }

Why would someone want their salary in bitcoin?   {  }

-Analysis- Election clock ticking down on private members’ business   { Private members bills are legislative bills brought to the legislative body by any Member of Parliament – If I have this right – These bills are different from the bills that come ‘from the top – down’ as official party sanctioned agenda items. At least two private Members’ bills have a chance to make it through the required ‘readings’ and might even get passed into law. One is a ‘Reform Act’ to ‘rebalance the power dynamic between MPs and party leaders’, a second is a ‘bid to impose political disclosure requirements of staff who work for independent agents of Parliament’. Other bills in the past that looked like they might make it through the processes of compromise, re-wording and amendments found themselves stranded in the realms of non-existence when the Prime Minister asked for and got ‘prorogation’. Stephen Harper has used this trick a couple times to avoid the possibility of his losing power to a coalition when the Conservatives held a minority government & I should probably be ashamed to admit it, but I don’t remember why they prorogued last year.  —djo— }

-Must Watch- Brampton water main break   { Brampton is a city near Toronto. }

-Must Watch- PM talks trade, Ukraine aid   {  }

-Must Watch- California wildfires   {  }

-Editor’s Pick- Fashion retailers’ faux pas   { There is a photo of a faded and supposedly blood-stained sweat shirt that says “Kent State University” on a hangar. The article is about items ‘of questionable taste’ —djo— }

-Analysis- Why an anti-ISIS coalition could be ‘a problem’   {  }

-Politics- Tories table plan to stop violence against aboriginal women and girls   { Here’s where we are divided by a common language: In the US, when an item is ‘tabled’ it is killed, sort of nailed to the table and left there to rot. In Canada when an item is tabled, it is ‘brought to the table’ for discussion, debate and possible passage into law.  —djo— }

-Business- Manufacturing sales rise to record $53.7 billion in July   {  }

-Business- Half of China’s rich want to leave (and a quarter want to move to Canada)   {  }

-Arts & Entertainment- Stratford Festival to film ‘entire Shakespeare canon’ for Canadians   {  }

 

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“Local / New Brunswick”

Irving Oil refinery productions slows due to cracking unit issue   { There is a problem with a ‘residue fluid catalytic cracking unit’ which has Irving Oil Ltd calling for an 8-week, $20M unplanned maintenance project this fall.  —djo— }

School crossing guard cuts considered in Saint John   {  }

‘Frightening’ threats gender-based, says Liberal candidate   {  }

David Alward campaigns quietly in northwestern N.B.   { A woman candidate for office  says she has been verbally threatened by someone using derogatory words for women.  —djo— }

Sally Ng: Innovationmust be nurtured and developed   {  }

-New Brunswick Votes 2014-

Liberal silence on hotel levy worries Moncton Councillors   {  }

Innovation in the province needs more that a 4-year plan   {   }

Anti-abortion postcards targetting Brian Gallant lead to complaints   {  }

Accounting firms aren’t endorsing campaign promises   {  }

Spin Reduxit political podcast   {  }

Early voting draws 46,000 voters   {  }

 

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{ 11:11 am checking for typos and getting out the crayons—   ———djo——— }

Monday, 15 September, 2014 – CBC News Headlines:

Monday, 15 September, 2014  -( 48˚F / 9˚C –  & ‘mostly cloudy’ in Ithaca @ 8:00 am in Ithaca )-

{ We’ve been doing this because we believe the CBC may be more honest and more respectable than Media in the U.S.A., & not a lot of people in the U.S. may know that or have access to anyone who might point them toward the CBC & their web site. }

{ & again, these are not links. If you want to read these stories, listen to sound clips, or see any video -if there is any video- go to CBC dot CA/news.— & You can also find a link to the web cast of the most recent broadcast of “The National” the CBC’s ‘flagship nightly newscast’ under the “Must Watch” heading on their main page. — Thanks. ———djo——— }

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Auroroa over Evergreens

This photo was shot by Doug McLean near Saint John, N.B. last Friday.

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Lead Articles:

3 Canadian political leaders.

Leaders of the 3 biggest political parties in Canada. Left to right: Stephen Harper, Conservative – Tom Mulcair, NDP – Justin Trudeau, Liberal. Elizabeth May of the Green Party didn’t make the CBC’s cut here.

Parliament’s back, but don’t expect to see the leaders much   { “MPs are back in Ottawa today, but Canadians expecting to see the party leaders facing off every day in question period may be disappointed.” The author of the article behind the headline suggests that the leaders believe they may be winning more votes by being seen out in the ‘real world’ than by sitting in Parliament, doing the work of legislating. —djo— }

Swedish centre-left party wins election but not majority   {  }

Tensions flare at  rally for striking teachers in Vancouver   {  }

Response to ISIS must be global, says French president   {  }

Britain to ‘hunt down’ ISIS after aid worker beheaded   {  }

-New- Rob Ford tumour diagnosis: Do politicians have a right to medical privacy?   { Maybe it should be noted that I don’t think any reporter for a main stream news gathering organization in the USA would ask this question.  —djo— }

-Go Public- Clients feel duped into hiring lawyers now suspended   {” Clients of two lawyers accused of serious misconduct are outraged over being kept in the dark about their lawyers’ records, which they said derailed their cases and cost them thousands.”  —djo— }

-New- Downsizing: Losing weight is hard, but it’s the only option   { A writer in St. John’s, Newfoundland writes about his decision to ‘transform his body, and his life.’ On the page that is this article you can either listen to a segment from ‘Definitely Not The Opera’ or look at a video.  —djo— }

 

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“Offbeat”

Dutch stage tomato fight against Russian sanctions   {  }

+ 3 repeat articles from the weekend

 

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“Most Viewed”

Django Unchained atcress Daniele Watts detained by L.A. police   {  }

Liberal polling lead [is] more than a Justin Trudeau honeymoon   {  }

No arrests yet in deadly shooting near Clinton, Ont.[-ario]   { Another link to this article has the headline: ‘Why the silence?’: Few details released after rural Ont. shooting  —djo— }

Abdul Monir, 31, shot dead just months after arriving in Canada   { Abdul Monir came to Canada from Afghanistan in May, began working for a Pizza parlour two weeks ago. He was one of two people shot, the restaurant owner is still alive, in critical condition.  —djo— }

Canadian citizens charged in $68M US drug bust in Australia    {  }

Air France strike wipes out more than half its global flights today   {  }

& The Oscar Pistorius slide show -20 photos- is up for the 3rd day and “Facebook Messenger found to be tracking ‘a lot more data than you think’” is also up for the 3rd day.

 

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Other:

-New- How to select a jury for Luka Magnotta   {  }

-New- L.A. police detain black actress for ‘showing affection’ with white boyfriend   {  }

-Updated- Iran rejects call for global strategy against ISIS   {  }

Non-profits turn to crowdfunding to save data cut by feds   { “How many day-care spaces exist in Canada? How much do the country’s poorest receive in welfare income? Are freshwater fish harmed by cleaning products? – For decades, the federal government paid to answer these questions. Now, non-profit groups are asking the public for donations in a desperate bid to save the data from extinction. – In the past year, three groups turned to crowdfunding, using the trendy but time-consuming online campaign that raises one small donation at a time. The trio — who seek to save child-care, welfare and environmental data — have a combined goal of $70,000. – As the onus in Canada for collecting some key data passes over to a non-profit sector reliant on one-off donations and small fee-for-service contracts, some worry about the impact of such a fragile arrangement. – “Certainly, it’s a bit of a stop-gap measure,” said Evidence for Democracy’s executive director, Katie Gibbs. “It’s pretty hard to do research under that condition of very short-term funding.” – Two of the campaigns successfully achieved their goals — including a think-tank rescuing welfare data and a fundraiser held by the world-renowned Environmental Lakes Area research group, the near-demise of which garnered widespread media attention.”  *** If Walter Burien of CAFR1.com is right and almost all of the federal, state, provincial and municipal governments in this world are lying about their income streams and how much money they actually have— Then these programs were not ‘un-funded’ to save money, they were probably un-funded by groups who don’t want their agenda derailed by the truth they would rather not let you have access to. —djo— }

Powerful Hurricane Odile bears down on Mexico’s Baja coast   {  }

Heroin packed under frozen fish: 2 Canadians charged in massive drug bust   {  }

-Exclusive- End-of-life care must be improved, federal health minister says   {  }

-Updated- Cancer-stricken British boy undergoes 1st proton treatment for brain tumour   {  }

-Must Watch- Kady O’Malley previews Parliament’s return   { Kady O’malley is billed as a “Political Blogger”  —djo— }

-Must Watch- TIFF 2014 highlights   {  }

-Editor’s Pick- Your photos of the northern lights after the solar storm   {  }

-Editor’s Pick- -In Depth- Sable Island: A living treasure   { “A look at Canada’s newest national park reserve” }

-Politics- MPs agenda for the fall: House cleaning and trade deals   {  }

-Business- Russia creates emergency fund to deal with Western sanctions   {  }

-Arts & Entertainment- TIFF People’s Choice Award foes to The Imitation Game   {  }

-Technology & Science- Ocean algae can evolve fast to tackle climate change, study shows   { *** And remote viewers have said that they see a future in which the bad guys have poisoned the land and water by fracking and other evil practices and the world comes to depend on a blue-green algae for its biggest safest food source.  —djo— }

 

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“Local / New Brunswick”

David Alward’s PC campaign risks missing undecided voters   {  }

People with signs.

Lincoln, N.B. residents voted down a proposal to form a village.

David Shipley: Leadership needed to end ‘undemocratic’ LSD model   { “LSD” = local service district. – “David Shipley, who served as a member of the Rusagonis-Waasis Local Service District Advisory Committee, said the existing model is paralyzing many rural communities that are experiencing rapid growth. – Shipley was involved in the LSD advisory board when Rusagonis-Waasis was exploring the idea of becoming a rural community. – The community of roughly 3,300 people, which is outside of Fredericton, is experiencing significant growth but as a local service district it lacks full local control over its decisions. – Shipley pointed out the community has 900 people under the age of 18 but it does not have a local park, a decision that a rural community could have changed easily. – He said a variety of reasons, ranging from apathy to concerns over lost influence in a new form of governance, caused the push to become an elected rural community to fail. – Shipley wrote in a special op-ed for CBC News the next provincial government should lay out a clear process for ending the existing LSD system.”  *** & Any time I hear a politician utter the word ‘Leadership’ my flesh crawls. Leadership implies that some ice-hole stands up and screams ‘Do things my way!’ And that rarely turns out to be a good idea. The best ‘leaders’ are those who set off on a difficult course, realizing that not many others would want to follow their example or tackle whatever tasks they set for themselves. They do not force their agenda on anyone. They take on responsibility because they couldn’t respect themselves if they didn’t, not because they are seeking any political or monetary gain. —djo— }

Brian Gallant questions timing of Andrew Harvey charges   {  }

 

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{ 9:37 am >>—-> Checking for typos and getting out the crayons.   “Publish” -ing at 10:00 am   ———djo——— }