Fredericton, N.B. Blogger has his site shut down by google at request of City Officials

Thursday, 21 August, 2014.

Fredericton, N.B. area blogger Charles LeBlanc had his blog shut down by google after google received a request from Fredericton officials who demanded he delete posts accusing one or more Fredericton Policemen of being pedophiles. The blogger refused. So they shut him down. Mr LeBlanc describes himself as being an ‘ADHD activist’. I believe I read on his blog, which is now gone, that he was at least verbally attacked by police and accused of something similar to what he accused them of. I can’t check this, because his blog is gone. He has reportedly been given a new blog somewhere in the ‘blogosphere’ with the help of someone who ‘follows’ his postings.

—More when I find out more-

—————Jim W.

Thursday, 14 August, 2014 – CBC News Headlines –

Thursday, 14 August, 2014.  -( 17°C / 63°F & raining @ 9:00 am where I’m at )-

{ This is Jim W here again today. Doug is still having problems with his computer. }

{ 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 W——— }



“Lead Stories”

‘Making a bad situation even worse’: The military-like police response in Missouri   { “Video shows men dressed in camouflage, carrying rifles, riding armoured vehicles around the streets of the Missouri town of Ferguson, where an unarmed black teen was killed by police over the weekend. But are they soldiers or police officers? It’s hard to tell, and that’s part of the problem. 7:49 AM ET” }

4 kids killed as Iraqi army, militants clash west of Baghdad  { }

German TV show posts text of EU-Canada free trade deal   { }

Russian aid convoy resumes journey to eastern Ukraine   { }

2 Bountiful, B.C. leaders charged with polygamy   { I guess you can’t get away with having multiple wives if you claim that’s part of your religious belief system. One guy has 4 wives and the other has 24, or has had twenty four over the years. One of the men and one of his wives is also charged with ‘removing a child from Canada under the age of 16’ and the rest of that charge isn’t clear. It may have been ‘sexual interference’ -which sounds to me like they removed someone who wanted to have sex with a boyfriend- or ‘invitation to sexual touching’. I’m wondering if they would be having legal troubles if they just ‘lived together in sin’ and didn’t try to go out and get a marriage certificate. Whatever the charges are involving the ‘child under the age of 16’ would be a whole different matter. }

Federal bill this fall may narrow Canada-U.S price gap   { You probably would find it hard to believe how much more expensive the same items are in Canada compared to the U.S. The people who control the prices have been blaming that on the difference in value between the Canadian ‘Looney’ and the U.S. dollar. But even when the two currencies were at about the same value anybody close to a border could drive across the border and buy a lot of things a lot cheaper in the U.S. than they could up here. (Yeah, I’m in Canada, unlike Doug who is in the finger lakes region of New York State.  }

Can Robin Williams’s death change how we talk about suicide?   { His family was quoted on t.v. this morning as saying they hope we all do not dwell on this- }




‘I need a recharge’: HitchBot sets off on final leg of cross-Canada trip   { I’m tempted to snitch a photo of this thing and post it here. }

Maritime sea life linked to early European explorers   { Mud worms and mud shrimp, which are a staple for millions of birds and fish in the Bay of Fundy may have hitched a ride from Europe to the ‘New World’ in the ballast of explorers’ ships, liked their new home and went fruitful and multiplied. (?) }

Fake celebrity #Makeup Transformations poke fun at internet beauty trend   { }

Whitehorse fox plays with ball, annoys dog, goes viral   { Don’t tell our cats, they’ll want to come back as foxes and drive dogs crazy. }



“Most Viewed”

Dr. Arthur Porter, accused Canadian fraudster, injured in Panamanian prison riot   { }

Alaska bear attack: Woman drives herself to hospital after mauling   { “A 57-year-old Alaskan hiker survived after being mauled by a brown bear on a wilderness trail, walking more than a mile to her truck and driving to hospital after the attack, state police reported on Wednesday.” The bear might have been bothered by the dogs the woman was hiking with. The woman thinks the bear bit her six or seven times. – Remember Sarah Palin? We’d have to ask if the bear was wearing lipstick.-  *Related stories: “Alaska bear falls through skylight into party, eats all the cupcakes.” & “-Video- Mother bear rescues cub from B.C. highway” }

Topsail Road Sobeys shaming fire lane offenders   { “Sobeys” is a supermarket chain. Topsail Road is in St John’s Newfoundland (“Holy Jumpin!” ). They’ve been shaming drivers who park in the ‘no parking, fire lane’ by announcing their license plate numbers over the store’s intercom.  }

Dog owner dies trying to save Dalmatian in Britannia fire.   { 😦 I would have tried, too- }




Is Michael Sona ‘Pierre Poutine’? Robocalls verdict due today   { A Conservative-party-affiliated person has been accused of making ‘robocalls’ to direct 6,000 voters to the wrong polling station the day of the 2011 federal election. The Liberal Party incumbent held on to the seat anyway. If found guilty, the perpetrator can face up to five years in prison. The article goes on to say “Verdict doesn’t mean case is over” & *** A “Fair Elections Bill” sponsored by that same Conservative Party is reported to be something that would take the power to investigate cases of fraud like this one away from ‘Elections Canada’, the agency that is supposed to assure that elections are fair and honest. ***}

-New- Alison Redford’s travel scout job included advice on souvenirs, patios   {  }

Canada Post asking for doctor’s note to keep home mail delivery   { Canada Post has confirmed that it will require medical information from people who have indicated they are physically unable to pick their mail up from community cluster boxes. *** I bet this scheme would fall out of favor if they put all Members of Parliament’s mail boxes in the middle of the most impoverished, crime ridden section of the nearest city to where they live or work. }

Exhausted Gazans still hold out hope for open borders: Derek Stoffel  { }

U.S. Pilot pleads guilty in Calgary to smuggling loaded handgun in carry-on   {  }

2 boats under DFO investigation after whale chased   { }

Lake Superior research ship snags sunken century-old barge   { }

Cisco to slash 6,000 jobs   { }

‘As seen on TV’ company accused of scamming customers in lawsuit   { }

SeaWorld stung by whale captivity backlash, stock takes nosedive   {  }



“Local” / “Ottawa”

Man rescued from Rideau Canal after crashing SUV   { }

Ottawa Public Health wants more e-cigarette research, regulations   { }

Bestiality, child pornography charges laid against Gatineau couple   { }


“New Brunswick”

New Moncton high school not ready for students   { }

Fredericton police locate accused drug store robber   { }

Car flies through trees in Rothesay neighbourhood   { }

#NB Liberals are promising to tax richest NBers more & recind business tax break to bring in $63M more in revenue   { }

Chance Harbour woman finds N.S. girl who sent message in a bottle   { }

FIFA fans frustrated by parking system in Moncton   { }



{ I found a whole page full of New Brunswick Headlines and stories – & I think it takes me twice as long to do this as it does Doug, and he gets more and better comments in, um, that’s my opinion- hurry back, Doug! —ready to push the “Publish” button @ 10:47 am here in the rain ———Jim W———}


Wednesday, 13 August, 2014 – CBC Headline News –


Wednesday, 13 August, 2014.  -( 24°C / 75°F & ‘Mostly Cloudy’ @ 1:00 pm where I’m at )-


{ This is Jim W here again today. Doug is still having problems with his computer. }


{ 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——— }


“Lead Stories”

Céline Dion halts career to care for husband René Angélil   { The singer has been under a lot of stress herself since her husband had a cancerous tumor surgically removed last December. }

Ottawa researcher pleads guilty in pathogen smuggling case   {  }

Air Canada Jazz Flight AC8953 flight makes emergency landing in Ottawa   { }

Passengers on Air Transat 2001 flight shed light on PTSD    { }

Italian reporter, Palestinian translator die in Gaza blast   { }

Number of dead  in Ukraine conflict doubles to over 2,000   { In a related story there’s a headline: “60 people a day dying in Ukraine violence” }

Why blacks in the U.S. believe they’re targeted by police   {  }




Young hooded seal makes visit to Montreal waters   { }

HitchBot nears the end of its cross-Canada journey   { }



“Most Viewed”

Nick and Lisa Masee still missing 20 years after mysterious disappearance   { }

Virginia Hillis, Gwendolyn Deegan, 2 dual citizens, sue Ottawa for allowing new U.S. FATCA tax rules   { “American-born dual citizens … cite charter rights”  “Two women in Ontario are suing the federal government for complying with a new U.S. law that forces banks to turn over financial information of Canadian citizens to IRS upon request.” Both women moved from the U.S. to Canada as children and have lived in Canada for decades. ‘They argue the recently enacted Foreign Account Tax Compliance Act violates their rights as Canadians under to Charter of Rights and Freedoms. }

Toddler near London found safe after intense OPP search   { }

Samsung Galaxy Alpha metal-frame phone unveiled   { }




Near-record rainfall swamps Michigan   { There is a photo with this article that shows several vehicles abandoned at the side of a flooded highway, some of them with only the very top of their roofs above water. }

‘The future of money’: Toronto gets 6 new bitcoin machines   { }

Radar software may fix weather forecast issues caused by wind farms   { }

‘Soft landing’ expected for housing market, CMHC says   { }

-Analysis- From Vietnam to Gaza, the fearful history of tunnel warfare: Joe Schlessinger   { }

“He was always warm, even in his darkest moments’: Robin Williams’s family speaks   { }

Iraq’s Nouri al-Maliki warns of more turmoil if replaced   { }

5 climbers die on Western Europe’s tallest mountain   { That would be Mount Blanc in France }

Police shoot armed man amid protests over teen’s death   { }

Justin Bieber to take plea deal in Florida street racing case   { }

Kellogg to make suppliers report carbon emissions   { }

-Must Watch- Trapped turtle freed   { }

-Must Watch- Flood waters surge through hospital   { “A massive wave of water bursts through the cafeteria at Good Samaritan Hospital in Kearney, Nebraska” }



“Local” / “Ottawa”

Pedestrians seriously hurt after 2 downtown Ottawa crashes   { }

Heavy rainfall douses Ottawa’s warm summer weather   { }



“Technology & Science”

Stanford professor 1st woman to win ‘Nobel Prize of mathematics’   { }

‘Electro-mats’ used to deter wildlife away from Banff train tracks   { }

First Nation aims to evict Imperial Metals over Mount Polley tailings spill   { }



{ Again, I don’t know how Doug gets his local news from a New Brunswick feed, what I get is from Ottawa. ———Jim W——— }



Tuesday, August 12, 2014 – CBC News Headlines –

Tuesday, 12 August, 2014.  -( 20°C / 68°F & ‘Mostly Cloudy’ @ 9:30 pm where I’m at )-

{ This is Jim W here today. Doug is having problems with his own computer today. }

{ 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——— }



“Lead Stories”

Robin Williams committed suicide by hanging: official  { }

-New- Lauren Bacall, screen legend, dead at 89   { }

US sends another 130 military personnel to Iraq   { }

Pot Lobbyist Marc Emery back in Canada after U.S. jail time   { }

Al Sharpton condemns shooting of ‘gentle giant’ black man   { }

Canada offers experimental Ebola vaccine to West Africa   { Related Story’s Headline below }

B.C. Mountie pleads guilty to fabricating evidence in paternity case   { }




Tiger selfies curtailed in New York as new law goes into effect   { }

Rare panda triplets born in China   { }

Turkish scientists to study 2-headed dolphin calf   { }

Romance up in the air for love at first flight’s Katie Moreau   { }



“Most Viewed”

Robin Williams death puts Mrs. Doubtfire 2 in jeopardy   { }

Statistics Canada retracts July jobs report because of ‘error’   { }

Canadians spend more on taxes than food, shelter: Fraser Institute   { Did I see Jim A mention yesterday that the explanation for how to arrive at the amount that Canada Revenue believes you owe the Canadian government in income tax reads like a Monty Python Routine? He’s right, it really looks like they double charge both spouses for being ridiculous enough to get married and think they can afford to work, eat, breath and keep a roof over their heads. }

Drone sighting by Jazz pilot leads to Transport Canada probe   { }

Air quality advisory issued for Metro Vancouver, Fraser Valley   { }

Coun. Doug Ford gets defamation notice from Toronto police chief    { }




Ebola experimental drugs and vaccines in early days of testing   { Why does it not surprise me that they are shipping untested drugs to Africa? }

Police, citing threats, refuse to ID officer who fatally shot black teen in Missouri   { }

Bombardier moves 3 new new subway cars through Thunder Bay picket line   { }

NDP satellite offices broke House rules, Commons board concludes   { Sounds like a case of slight of hand- “If we can confuse the public into looking at the New Democratic Party suspiciously, maybe they won’t see what we’re trying to pull over their eyes.” }

Obama calls Harper to discuss Iraq crisis   {  }

Facebook’s ‘mandatory’ Messenger app prompts torrent of terrible iTunes reviews   { A facebook friend from the U.S. posted a disgusted reaction to effbook’s mandatory app, “They can force everybody to accept an app that resets all their privacy settings, but they can’t allow the parents of a 15 year old suicide victim access to the girl’s account so they can see if there were any clues as to why she killed herself?” }

Lightning strike scorches playpen with baby in it  { }

Toronto’s ‘Condo King’ says 50% of condos are foreign-owned   { This time next year- will they be claiming that 50% of those condos are owned by space aliens? }

Candy Crush maker’s stock plummets after bitter-tasting report   { }

Physicists celebrate Shrödinger’s 127th birthday with cat video   { So, until most people in the world know who Shrödinger was, is he both alive and dead at the same time inside his box? }

7 charged in illegal big-game meat-trafficking operation   { }

Hacker used Canadian internet provider to rack up online currency, experts say   { A friend told me that an experienced hacker can use any internet provider anywhere to further his or her dirty work. I am reminded of the case in which an 84 year-old married couple were nearly shocked to death when a swat team broke into their home and bedroom because they had evidence that child pornography had originated from their internet account. The elderly couple did not have their security high enough to keep a creep from parking within a block of their home and using their unprotected wifi connection. }

Readers split on U.S. involvement in Iraq conflict   {  }



“Local” / “Ottawa”

Arrest made in Panama homicide of Ottawa’s Ed Moynan   { I don’t know about Panama, but any arrest made in some Central American countries would ring in my ears like a case of the watch captain telling his officers- “Go arrest somebody who looks guilty, shoot him in the back for trying to escape and we’ll call this case solved.” }

Robin Williams death a reminder of mental illness’s scope   { }

Yak farmer from Lanark County in court over trespassing herd   { Trespassing Yaks, you don’t see that every day- }

Jo Oliver says reducing taxes a priority in 2015   { Must be an election year coming, ya think? “Promise them anything but give them-” oh never mind. }



{ I couldn’t find the New Brunswick local news – maybe when Doug returns to his morning posting routine here-  I should post this while it’s still Tuesday (( Hurry back Doug- we need you- )) ———jim——— }