Monday, 11 August, 2014 – CBC News Healines –

Monday, 11 August, 2014.  -(14°C / 57°F & ‘Mostly Cloudy’ @ 8:45 am where I’m at )-

{ This is Jim here this morning. Doug is having to deal with his boss’ Windows 7 machine, which is experiencing dust clogged system fans and other scarey stuff }

{ Again, these are not links. If you want to read these stories or watch the video -if there is video- go to CBC dot CA/news. —Thanks. ———jim——— }

 

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“Lead Stories”

U.S. begins arming Kurdish forces to battle ISIS in Iraq   { }

Vigil for Missouri teen shot by police ends in looting   { There’s a related story below. }

Ukraine rocket attack on prison allows over 100 to escape   { }

NASCAR’s Tony Stewart hits, kills sprint car driver   { }

Israel-Hamas 3-day ceasefire appears to be holding in Gaza   { }

-New- Foreign-aid charities join forces to challenge Revenue Canada audits, rules   { To tell you the truth, after I fell in love with a Canadian and came up here and jumped through hoops to become a permanent resident and then a dual U.S.-Canadian citizen- the formulae they use to compute taxes look an awful lot to me like they double charge both spouses whether they file separately or together- and reading their formula pages in the income tax booklet is like watching a Monty Python routine. }

-Analysis- ‘We’ve lost enough lives’: Are Americans isolationists or just war-weary?   { ‘Isolationist’ George Washington had a vision near the end of his life and warned everybody in politics at the time to avoid the heck out of getting mixed up in foreign matters. Looks like he had the right idea- }

-Photos- Biggest, brightest supermoon of 2014 rose Sunday   { I took a couple photos of last night’s moon, flash went off on one, and the moon was still so bright it still lit up the sky, on another, after I made sure the flash was off, No matter how steady the camera was, it still came out just a little bit blurry. }

 

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“Offbeat”

City fire hydrants earn $24 million in parking tickets since 2008   { “Earn”? This is about Toronto, Ontario. There is a photo with this article that shows a fire hydrant 20 feet back from the road, in the middle of a very wide sidewalk, where people parking their cars probably couldn’t see it. Sounds like entrapment to me. & I don’t like the cheeky tone of the article either. Like they’re making fun of anybody who isn’t hyper vigilant enough to comb the area to see the hydrant, heck, & if there are a lot of people on the sidewalk, there is no way the driver would see that. }

Two dozen riders stranded on top of roller-coaster rescued by crane   { I saw this on television news last night- couldn’t tell then how long the passengers would have to wait to be rescued. }

 

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“Most Viewed”

Jihadist Khaled Sharrouf tweets photo of son holding soldier’s severed head   { In another headline in a different section of this page, they identify the Jihadist tweeting the photo as an Australian }

Emma Paulsen, B.C. dog walker, charged in deaths of 6 dogs   {  }

The longest day in Toronto Blue Jays history   { The Blue Jays tied in the 9th inning and played with that 5 – 5 tie until the 19th inning when a Blue Jays batter, who had gone 0 for 7, got a hit and drove in the winning run. Both teams had run out of pitchers,  one reliever pitched 6 innings. }

 

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“Other”

-Photos- Kids of Canadiens goalie share rare photos from Maurice Richard era   { }

-Analysis- America’s child migrant crisis, a made-in-the-U.S. problem   { U.S. readers: get the link up at the top of the article & follow it to dive into this one. I’m from the ‘states’ and I’m baffled by the intensity of the people arguing against making sure that kids are protected under the law. }

Why Democrats are hammering social issues in U.S. campaigns   { I distinctly remember Ralph Nader running under the Green Party banner in the 2000 (Y2K) election (the first of two that were stolen by the Bush family to put G.W. in the white house-and keep him there fro two terms) with bumper stickers depicting two headed animals- all red, white and blue- donkey head facing left, elephant head facing right. I think Ralph labeled them “Republicrats” & (ex-) Governor Jesse Ventura said in an interview the other night on Coast to Coast am ( <— Link ) that he couldn’t tell the difference between Obama and G. W. Bush as far as what they did while in office, not what they promised to do before they got there. }

‘We did not abandon our son,’ Australia couple says of Down syndrome baby   { }

Silicon Valley North: Vancouver tech surges as U.S. immigration reform idles   { }

Keystone climate impacts could be 4 times higher than estimate, study says   { }

The Fault in Our Stars actors win big at 2014 Teen Choice Awards   { }

Witness to Missouri police shooting speaks   { The witness is a friend of the 18 year old who was fatally shot by a police officer in Ferguson, Missouri }

Frank Maloney, former boxing promoter, having sex change   { I almost left this one out, thinking jeeze, this person deserves privacy- but then I thought about the one person who needs to know that others are struggling with- and coming to terms with- issues like ‘knowing’ you were born into the wrong sex- who just might read this and find some relief. My mother babysat a girl my sister’s age who- as a four year old- used to tell me she remembered when she was a boy. Her date to one of their class reunions was a woman. I was there because my sister’s husband, after coming all the way (250 miles) down to Connecticut to go to the reunion -developed terminal cold feet when the sheer number of people around that area freaked him out. Plus I had a lot of friends in my sister’s class. The girl I used to talk to while coloring in coloring books was wearing something that looked like a cross between a pants suit and a tuxedo. I thought nothing of it until she came over, recognized me and introduced me to her girlfriend. I was thinking, wow, she’s got guts. And I didn’t catch any weird disorders from being near her, didn’t find myself compelled to start thinking about guys as possible dates or love interests or anything- }

 

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“Local” / “New Brunswick”

Super moon boosts tidal bore on Petitcodiac   { A photo shows two guys surfing on the rising tide- }

Const. Doug Larche’s widow thankful for tribute at N.B. marathon.   { I don’t know- do you think it’s disrespectful for the headline writer to shorten “Constable” to “Const.”? -They added a period and saved themselves 3 letters. Other headlines are longer- so it wasn’t a space consideration }

 

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{ There were other articles that have been around since Friday. I did not repeat them. }

{ Wow, Doug does a lot of work to get this done. I was thinking I should let him do the comments when he gets home- There are a lot of things that he seems to be better informed about and more passionate about than I am. ———jim——— }