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Tuesday, 11 November, 2014 – News Headlines:

Tuesday, 11 November, 2014  -( 64˚F / +18˚C –  with blue skies @ 3:30 pm near Ithaca )-  -( 48˚F / +9˚C –  & clear @ 4:30 pm Closer to Halifax —jda—)-   —  { Headlines compiled by douglas j otterson & jim wellington, with help from —jda— }

{ Remembrance Day, Canada / Armistice Day, USA / ‘Uncle Ed’ Lowery’s Birthday  —jim w— }

— Other Media: —

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

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

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

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

{ 302 new tweets since this time yesterday. Not as light as yesterday in the ‘Tweet-us-sphere’  —djo— }

Bear at picnic table.

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

Net Neutrality / Net Freedom

President Obama made a surprising speech defending Net Neutrality yesterday, in effect saying the internet needed to be guarded against unethical providers slowing down service to some customers and charging more than they need to for some services ‘just because they can’. —djo—

Military Vehicle for Police?

This, from David Icke, was retweeted by Alex Jones. shortly after FFTF tweeted a poster celebrating at least a partial victory over those who want to control the internet, overcharge because they think they can, and limit internet freedom because they want to.

Spirit of Idle No More

A different kind of ‘Remembrance Day Message’ = ‘Stop letting people get away with abusing and murdering First Nations Women!’

Recent earthquakes in Alberta linked to fracking: study  {  }





Lead Articles: Today’s Theme?: “I wish they call it a ‘veterans’ memorial’ not a war memorial- sounds like they want to glorify war, not pay tribute for those who fought and died to protect our freedoms and prosperity.” —  { -jda-‘s NaBloPoMo entry is #1066. Jim’s NaNoWriMo Novel hads gone over 48,500 words. }

Mikhail Gorbachev

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

berlin wall b4 & after

Sunday: “Berlin Wall – Before & After”

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

John Lennon's Gretsch guitar

John Lennon’s Gretsch Guitar to be auctioned off?

Remembrance Day ceremony in Ottawa draws 50,000 as war memorial rededicated   { * -Canada’s National War Memorial, the scene of a horrifying shooting less than a month ago, is rededicated to add the dates of the Afghanistan mission and the South African War.- *  —djo—  }

CF-18 jets hit ISIS weapons in northern Iraq, DND says  { * -The Department of National Defence says the Canadian Forces hit another ISIS target in Iraq today.- *  —djo— }

Divers visit WW II shipwreck site in N.L. to lay wreath   { * -A crew of divers from Conception Bay South visited the site of a WW II shipwreck on Monday to lay a wreath in memory of the sailors who perished.- * —djo— }

Canada’s crude secret? The oil patch is doing better than you think  { * I should post a link here to Reverand/Chaplain Lindsey Williams’ book ‘The Energy Non-Crisis’ in which he explains that top executives from Exxon Oil told him at an “All Management and Supervisors must attend” meeting in Alaska that he, as pipeline Chaplain, was told he must attend, “There is no oil shortage, There never was any oil shortage, and with we know now, There never will be any oil shortage.” -Through a process they don’t understand, planet Earth creates oil without involving any decaying dinosaurs, it’s a natural process and is not ‘Fossil Fuel’. Oil companies are lying, artificially inflating prices and threatening and bribing elected officials around the world. New Oil Discoveries in Texas are being made all the time. Farmers sell their rights to the highest bidder, then learn that what they just signed makes it against the law for them to share the details. The oil companies could be pumping zillions of gallons of cheap crude out of US wells, but do not want to flood the market, want to keep up the illusion of dwindling supplies so they can keep robbing you blind. I don’t believe that public evisceration of every oil company executive in this world would be cruel or unusual after what they’ve done to honest citizens of every nation on this planet in the last century. *  —djo—   }


===== >>—-> Begin ‘Developing’ flash queue >>—->

Harper-China 2014-Nov-08

Harper selling Canada to Chinese interests?

Tuesday: 11 November, 2014 – “Developing News” Flashing Headlines:

Remembrance Day ceremonies held across Canada    {  }

Princess Anne, GG lay wreaths at National War Memorial     {  }

Jaimie Purdon to be interim executive producer of CBC’s Q   {  }

Canada’s CF-18s hit ISIS artillery in Bayji, northern Iraq  {  }

===== >>—->  End of Flashing headlines <—-<<


solar panel bike

“Solar Panel Bike”


Solar panel bike path in Netherlands officially opens  {  }

‘Singles Day’ in China breaks record for biggest online shopping day ever  {   }

Edmonton tuba players get ready for Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade  {   }

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




The Brandenburg Gate in November of 1989.

“Most Viewed”

ISIS weapons hit by CF-18 jets in northern Iraq, DND says   {   }

Remembrance Day draws huge crowds as National War Memorial rededicated   {  }

Vladimir Putin upstages Chinese President Xi Jinping with gallant gesture  {    }

Canadian oil comparatively strong amid global crude sell-off, TD says  {  }

Fighting ISIS: Canadian-Israeli Gill Rosenberg 1st foreign woman to join Kurds in Syria  {  }

Muzzling federal scientists may be damaging to government itself   { * This one may deserve the “Well-‘Duh’!” award of the day for elucidating the painfully obvious, but I’ll be charitable. The caliber of morons who run for office these day may need to be figuratively hit in the forehead with a rubber mallet before they can see what is right in front of their eyes. *  —djo— }

Windsor-Detroit border crossing starting to clear, OPP  {   }

Rosetta mission ready for landing on comet  {   }

Ontario students exempt from Remembrance Day Ceremonies  {   }

Mayonnaise lawsuit sees Hellmann’s sue over lack of eggs  {   }

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

-24 photo slide show- Remembrance Day marked across Canada   {   }

-Blog- Ted Cruz deems net neutrality ‘Obamacare for the Internet,’ Twitter reacts  {   }




Arctic Ground Squirrel


‘I was my worst enemy’ Luka Magnotta told Psychiatrist   {  }

-Analysis- Wanted, new ways of dealing with sexual misconduct: Neil Macdonald  {   }

Spacecraft readies for ‘nerve-racking’landing on comet  {   }

Putin’s Chivalrous gesture upstages Chinese counterpart at summit   {   }

Canadian-Israeli becomes 1st foreign woman to join Kurds fighting ISIS   {  }

-Video- Video of Leafs-Senators fan brawl in stands goes viral   {   }

-New- Muzzling federal scientists may be damaging to government itself   {  }

-Updated- Windsor-Detroit border crossing starting to clear, OPP  {  }

Atkins, Weight Watchers called ‘no panacea’ in the long term    {  }

School board says students fearing Rembrance Day events can skip them   {  }

-Analysis- Farewell to cash? Expect it to be a very long goodbye: Don Pittis   { * &, Like I’ve said before, a LOT of people believe this is the next step in the Biblical “Number of the Beast” prophecy coming true & they fear that billions of humans will be enslaved by the dark side and commit unpardonable sins because they can’t allow their families to starve to death rather than ‘bow to the beast’ *  —djo—  }

Gap slammed for promoting ‘Remembrance Day deal’   {  }

Moviegoer sprayed with mace in dispute over cellphone   {  }

No eggs? Then you can’t call it ‘mayo’ Hellmann’s lawsuit says   {  }

Why I remember on Nov.11: Peter Mansbridge  {  }

-Must Watch- Remembrance Day in Canada    {  }

-Must Watch- Ottawa Remembrance Day    {   }

-Must Watch- International Remembrance   {   }

-Editor’s Pick- Remembrance Day 2014: How Canadians Remember    {   }

-Editor’s Pick- ‘No job for a boy’: WW I through the eyes of a Canadian teen soldier    { * – Dozens of letters from Sask. boy paint vivid portrait of First World War’ – *  —djo—   }

-Editor’s Pick- Remembrance Day: Poppies, around the world   {   }



War Memorial

“Remembrance Day”

“Local / New Brunswick”

Protocol followed in Moncton derailment, says CN   {   }

Liberal supporter says nomination convention left ‘horrible taste’  {   }

Remembrance Day ceremonyfrom Saint John   {   }

Remembrance Day Marked across Canada   {   }



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— }

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— }



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

11 steps to fascism

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

encrypt things

“Encrypt Things”

Net neutrality tweet

@ Retweeted: @guardiantech by @fightfortheftr


Harper’s Approach to Climate Change

Orwell on war

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



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

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


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


 Other Sources:

FFTF Nov 2014

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


War Is Terrorism

War Is Terrorism

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

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

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




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

French Cartoon.

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


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

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


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—   }



{  7:25 pm EST — We are Ready to Rock and Roll —  — & Thanks again for your help, Jim W,  ( especially since he is still working today with a bruised rib, which makes it painful to do simple things, like scroll or click with a mouse- = ouch! )   — Also  thanks to “—jda—“     ———djo——— }

Tuesday, 07 October, 2014 – CBC News Headlines:

Tuesday, 07 October, 2014  -( 65˚F / 18˚C – & cloudy  @ 1:45 pm near Ithaca )-  { Headlines compiled by douglas j otterson }

puppies on a blanket.

“The Battlefords Humane Society said Monday they could use some volunteer help looking after the 20 puppies”

{ 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——— }


"Facebook Apologizes for unethical practices.

“Fight for the Future” tweeted this one: “Facebook Apologizes for Unethical Tests”

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


Lead Articles:

Freight train operators report falling asleep on the job   {  }

3 researchers win Nobel for physics for LED breakthrough   {  }

Federal gov’t certain to miss 2020 emissions target: audit   { * I listened to an online interview on CBC Radio One, in which an environmentalist told the reporter that he’s learned that the current Prime Minister’s micro-managed government has been ‘closely consulting with gas and oil companies’ about enforcing regulations and then not enforcing regulations that bother big corporate interests.   —djo— }

EU drops plan to put ‘dirty’ label on oilsands crude   {  }

Turkey says Syrian town under ISIS seige about to fall   {  }

Spain quarantines Ebola patient’s husband and co-worker   {  }

‘Marijuana was a red herring’: Lawyer says Mountie in suicide wanted focus on PTSD   {  The Mountie who was asked to turn in his uniform after smoking medical marijuana in uniform was found dead yesterday. He would have been sentenced in assault case in November.  —djo— }

-Analysis- Divided, uncertain Canada edges gingerly into Iraq   {  }

Daughter slams ‘inhuman’ way dad, 82, died in hospital supply room   { “The family of Marcel Roy is relieved to learn an investigation has been launched into the death of the 82-year-old man after he was placed in the supply room at a Drummondville, Que., hospital.”  —djo— }



Woman photographing friend who is lying on Eiffel Tower's new glass floor.

“Eiffel Tower’s new glass floor thrills tourists”


This 5-year-old basketball player will make you smile   {  }

Look down, waaaaaaay down… Eiffel Tower gets glass floor   {  }

Shipwreck isn’t Christopher Columbus’s Santa Maria after all   {  }

Bermuda-bound runner in floating ‘hamster wheel’ bubble rescued at sea  {  }



“Most Viewed”

Ron Francis’s lawyer makes plea for PTSD help after Mountie’s suicide   {  }

Drummondville hospital investigates death of Marcel Roy, man put in supply room   {  }

Jennifer Lawrence calls nude photo hack a ‘sex crime’ in Vanity Fair   {  }

Sarah Leung sentenced to 5 years for killing her 2 babies   {  }

Lunar eclipse tonight may highlight Draconid meteor shower   {  }

Brian Gallant unveils his 13-person Liberal cabinet   {  }

RCMP Cpl. Ron Francis, who smoked marijuana on job, found dead   {  }

Canada, U.S. leap ahead as world growth slows: IMF   {  }

Arctic mapping problems ‘significant’ worry, Elizabeth May warns   {  }

J.K. Rowling teases Harry Potter fans with cryptic tweets   {  }

-11 photo slide show- Syria-Turkey border town under seige by ISIS fighters   {  }

-Blog- Teen arrested for harassing teacher with ‘cyberbullying app’ Streetchat   { “A 14-year-old student from Norwalk, Connecticut has been charged with harassment after allegedly posting “inappropriate photos” of a Spanish teacher online with what police call “sexually charged captions.”   —djo— }




European Union drops plan to label oilsands crude ‘dirty’   { * Somebody must have paid somebody off here-  —djo— }

Lunar eclipse tonight may see hunter’s moon turn blood red   {  }

-Updated- Inadequate maps hamper Arctic exploration and protection, MPs say   {  }

How city planners could help women feel safer   {  }

Clorox lauded for listing all incredients amid labelling loophole   {  }

Toronto shooting victims were high school students   {  }

Bear cub found dead in New York City’s Central Park   {  }

-Live- Astronauts resume routine spacewalks after 2013 near-drowning   {  }

Talking to your car? Chances are you’re a dangerous driver   {  }

Tories introduce changes ‘for law-abiding gun owners’ in Canada   {  }

Spain quarantines 3 after nurse assistant infected with Ebola   {  }

‘My wand won’t tolerate this nonsense’: J.K. Rowling tweets puzzle Harry Potter fans   {  }

Syrian border town about to fall to ISIS, Turkish leader says   {  }

-Updated- A bird? A plane? No, it’s a grounded helicopter blocking traffic    { A ‘Sea King’ helicopter made an emergency landing in a field and was then loaded on a trailer and driven to the nearest appropriate air-base.  —djo— }

-Mujst Watch- Japan volcano search continues   {  }

-Must Watch- Massive pumpkin largest in Europe this year   {  }

-Must Watch- Vladimir Putin’s 62nd birthday reprospect   {  * & his ‘Fan Club’ gave him a series of paintings based on the legend of Hercules with Putin beating up on Canada, the US, and other monsters.  —djo— }

Cute puppy being held.

“Cuter photo of a puppy”

-Editor’s Pick- Puppy love  { “Help pours in for 20 puppies abandoned in Saskatchewan field” – —djo— }

-Editor’s Pick- Hong Kong protesters ‘love their country’ says Tianmen veteran   { “Twenty-five years ago, a slight 20-year-old Beijing University history student with enormous glasses and a heartbreakingly sincere demeanour became one of the memorable faces of the Tiananmen Square student movement, which sought to bring reform to the Communist Party in China. – As we all know, that was not to be. After Chinese government troops opened fire in the square, massacring hundreds of students and other citizens on June 4, 1989, Wang Dan was hunted down. – So began his odyssey of almost a decade in Chinese prison, and eventual exile to the United States, where, in 2008, he earned a PhD at Harvard University. – He is now a professor of Chinese history in Taiwan, where he has been observing the protests in Hong Kong, which he believes are influenced by “the spirit of 1989.” – How do you feel as you watch the Hong Kong students and their historic demonstration? – I feel a lot of sympathy for the people of Hong Kong, because they are losing the powers they had. And I encourage them to do whatever they can to get their rights back. – In terms of aspirations and worldview, how does this generation of students in Hong Kong compare with those who gathered in Tiananmen Square? – There are a lot of similarities between what was happening in Tiananmen Square back then and what is happening in Hong Kong today. The people’s demand for democracy, for example. And we share a common opponent: the Chinese Communist Party. So when I see the birth of a very similar protest movement twenty-five years later, I naturally give it my full attention. Our opposition to the Communist Party in those days influenced the whole next generation of young people. On this point alone, I feel that we have been successful. – This young generation, they really love their country. And they are also looking for freedom. So these are similarities. Many students in Hong Kong know what happened in 1989, and they are inspired by the spirit of 1989. – What do you feel were important lessons learned from the experience of Tiananmen? – The most trying times during a street protest is at the mid-point. This is when protest movements are most prone to internal strife. I want to remind my friends in Hong Kong that within any mass movement, there are bound to be differences – differences in direction and strategy. – Everyone must try to be patient and consult with each other, even taking a vote to resolve any differences. There certainly cannot be any infighting because of internal differences. When it comes to a difference of opinion or direction, you cannot treat the other side like an enemy or allow acrimony. There is a common enemy facing us, and only by being united can we maintain our overall objective. So please, be careful.”  —djo— }

-Editor’s Pick- Post and Sun merger a doubtful pursuit of size and synergy: Don Pittis   {  }

-Business- Ebola-killing robot deployed in U.S. hospitals   {  }

-Health- Coffee tastes influenced by DNA   {  }

 -Technology & Science- Microsoft is developing next stage in Virtual Gaming   { “Microsoft is developing a six-projector, six computer, six microsoft camera gaming system called “Room Alive” that projects a 3-D game world into your living room without a television or computer monitor.”   —djo— }


“Local / New Brunswick”

Brian Gallant unveils his 13-person Liberal cabinet   { * Many Ministers in this smallest cabinet since 1965 have double, even triple duties:

The new cabinet:

  • Premier Brian Gallant
  • Deputy Premier Stephen Horsman, minister of Public Safety, Solicitor General, Minister of Justice
  • Denis Landry, minister of Natural Resources
  • Donald Arseneault, minister of Energy and Mines
  • Rick Doucet, minister of Economic Development, Agriculture, Aquaculture and Fisheries
  • Victor Boudreau, minister of Health
  • Ed Doherty, Minister of Government Services, Aboriginal Affairs
  • Brian Kenny, minister of Environment and Local Government
  • Bill Fraser, minister of Tourism, Heritage and Culture
  • Roger Melanson, minister of Finance and Transportation and Infrastructure
  • Francine Landry, minister of Post-Secondary Education, Training and Labour
  • Cathy Rogers, minister of Social Development and Healthy and Inclusive Communities
  • Serge Rouselle, minister of Education and Early Childhood Development, Attorney General


Sackville man says mandatory drug plan too expensive   { “Jon McKiel, who works as a cook in Sackville, says the mandatory prescription drug plan will be unaffordable for his young family at $1,600 per year. – “Last year we spent $15 on prescriptions,” he said.” & “Jon McKiel of Sackville is worried many people don’t know they won’t be able to opt out of the prescription drug plan that takes effect on Apr. 1, 2015. – The mandatory plan was introduced by the Alward government in Dec. 2010 as a way to ensure that anyone without insurance through their employer would have coverage for prescribed drugs.” —djo—  }

 -NB Page- Abortion clinics in Maine see ‘spike’ in New Brunswick clients   {  }

– NB page- Saint John woman raising awareness about substandard housing   {  }



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“Seattle Totem”

“First Nations”

Seattle City Council replaces Columbus Day with Indigenous Peoples’ Day   {  }

No aboriginal people in jury pool delays fatal LRT beating trial   {  }

Deep racial division exists in Winnipeg, poll finds   {  }

Federal government falling further behind on emissions reductions, audit finds    {  }

Deadline nears for residential school students’ $3K education credits   {  }

3 Nova Scotians in running for Governor General’s Awards   {  }



{Ack = 3:56 pm checking for typos and using the crayons —  4:15 pm = “Publish”     ———djo——— }