Monday, 29 September, 2014 – CBC News Headlines:

Monday, 29 September, 2014  -( 56˚F / 13˚C – & Cloudy right now, scattered clouds later, @ 8:30 am in Ithaca )- { Headlines compiled by douglas j otterson }

Sunset over water with lighthouse on the left.
“Sunset at Peggy’s Cove” From the Weather forecast page.
{ 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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Protesters with umbrellas open as tear gas cannisters fly at them.
This was tweeted: “The Umbrella Revolution” under fire in Hong Kong. Those are tear gas cannisters being fired at the protesters. The protesters want free democratic elections, the government wants to contol everything. That’s fascism, not communism.

{ Is it really international coffee day? —> Doug, who’s probably addicted to caffeine . }

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Lead Articles:

-Go Public-Foreign worker paid $25K to get visa, but arrived to find no job   { “An Ontario immigration consultant is under investigation for charging foreign clients up to $25,000 to help them enter Canada to work at low-skill jobs. In at least one case, the worker arrived to find the employer no longer existed.”  —djo— }

Ottawa providing assistance to imprisoned Canadian in Cuba   {  }

Luka Magnotta murder trial opens Monday in Montreal   {  }

Feds criticised for $300K bill to fly EU officials to T.O.   { Apparently, Prime Minister Stephen Harper flew a bunch of his European co-horts to Toronto and sent the bill to Canadian Taxpayers.  “T.O.” = Toronto, Ontario.  —djo— }

Employment Minister Kenney defends reforms to TFW program   { “TFW” = Temporary Foreign Workers. Some companies have been accused of hiring Temperary Foreign Workers at the expense of Canadians who wanted those -usually minimum wage- jobs, but the employers wanted to get away with paying the foreigners less than minimum wages, and some were treated as virtual slave labour. The governmental clamp down on the hiring of all TFW’s has hurt some honest businesses by trying to shut the programme down completely. I’ll have to look into whatever changes this guy is talking about. —djo—  }

-Exclusive- Stephen Harper gives pricey free ride home to European leaders   { “CBC News has learned Prime Minister Stephen Harper gave visiting European delegates a free flight home to Brussels last week, after adding a Toronto reception to their schedule that made it impossible for the visitors to make a planned commercial flight home in time for a Saturday meeting. ” – * There still is some confusion over whether or not the big trade deal actually went through – my conspiracy-investigating buddies called the deal a blatantly overt plot to sell Canada out to the Banksters who want to destroy everybody’s economy and force every government in the world to be totally dependent on the evil banksters.  — shrug, I have too little information to totally agree with that- but it certainly looks suspicious.  —djo— }

-Photos- Liberia struggles to fight Ebola as newest, largest clinic reaches capacity   {  }

Vote Compass: What Toronto mayoral cadidate is most aligned with your views?   { * If I have time later, I might take this quiz, poll or whatever it might be, I doubt than any of them would be somebody I’d go out of my way to vote for- & I might be taking the quiz half to see if it might be rigged— My friend and co-editor, Jim W,  sent me a link a while back to a test to see where in the political spectrum you and your ideals put you. We both scored on the left, between Mahatma Gandhi and Nelson Mandela. —djo— }

 

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Peace love and potota salad
“Peace Love & Potato Salad”

“Offbeat”

Free house up for grabs in Ottawa’s Manor Park — but there’s a catch   { * You’d have to move the house, probably in two pieces, to another spot and then reassemble it. This would probably cost ‘tens of thousands of dollars’ and Land is more expensive in Canada than I expected. The owners decided it would be cheaper to build a whole new house on their lot than upgrade this one to suit their growing family’s needs. They’re saying it would be a shame if they have to bulldoze it down and cart it off to landfill. —And knocking it down and carting it away would cost real money, Doug interjected— The house has to be gone by October 15th. – It looked like an okay house to me, but I suppose it might be lonely and suffer from separation anxiety — When I read the headlines I thought they were going to say it was haunted. No such luck.  —djo— }

Man who raised $55K for potato salad throws party   { “An Ohio man who jokingly sought $10.00 US to buy ingedients to make potato salad and got “Tens of Thousands f Dollars” threw a ‘charity-minded’ party with more than 30,000 pounds of potato salad and other food available” – Short article, couple photos of the guy, a tray of potato salad and it looks like a video you can click on. —there’s a definite “tens of thousands of dollars” theme today.—  —djo—  }

-Repeat- White sided dolphins make rare appearance near Victoria, B.C.   {  }

-Repeat- Why eating insects may be on the menu of the future   { * One ‘scientific predicter of the future’ thought we’d more likely be eating a form of blue-green algae. But don’t go grabbing a bunch of algae and start chomping down on it- some of them are poisonous.  —djo— }

 

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“Most Viewed”

Ottawa police officer Kal Ghadban takes own life at Elgin Street headquarters   { There’s a couple Ottawa Help Lines listed below this short article, including one labeled “Mental Health Crisis Line”. We keep losing ex-military and ‘First Responders’ through suicice this year. It’s been an epidemic. “Help! Make it go away – Amen”  —djo—}

Brooklyn Honderich, 2, missing in Norwich Township   { A two year old wandered from her parents dairy farm near Woodstock, Ontario just before 7 pm yesterday. A helicopter and two canine units are looking for her, as well as a lot of neighbours and friends. They say she’s about three foot three inches talls and weighs about 29 pounds. She was wearing a blue and white striped tank top, tan coloured overalls and grey capri pants, she has light brown hair in ponytails.  I don’t feel good about this one, I know I’d be going nuts- my first reaction to the headline was, “Wow, can you imagine a nation wide headline for a child who disappeared from a farm in Iowa or Ohio?” Every parent’s worst nightmare.  —djo— }

Ottawa Lotto Max winners say money doesn’t solve everything   { * Wisdom at the price of getting what you thought you really wanted? — Meanwhile too many people are going broke buying lottery tickets they can’t afford. gaaaa-  —djo— }

Downsizing: Lies, damn lies, and french fries   { At least they’re not calling them ‘Liberty Fries’. —djo— }

Hong Kong pro-democracy protesters resist calls to disperse   { I don’t feel real good about this one either.   —djo— }

-15 photo slide show- George Clooney’s wedding in Venice  { I think it was edited down from 22 photos yesterday, yup- so I won’t raise the “Repeat” flag  —djo— }

 

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Other:

International media flurry expected as Luka Magnotta trial begins in Montreal   { * What is this? Are various nations competing for the ‘Most interesting murder trial of the year’ award? Gaaaa!  —djo— }

-New- Massive police search underway for toddler who wandered from Ontario home   {  Re-write of an ‘above’ headline?   —djo— }

-New- 5 more bodies found after Japanese volcano eruption   {  }

Trudeau Liberals woo high-profile aboriginal candidates ahead of 2015  { ‘2015’ refers to the scheduled national election. The next national / federal election could come sooner if any more ‘fit hits the shan’ – —djo— }

Ukraine soldiers suffer worst loss of life since ceasefire began   {  }

5 injured as propane explosion rocks Montreal neighbourhood   { My sweetie in Montreal messaged me last night to say it happened in an ‘nice’ area. & She was wondering whether it might have been terrorists, or angry ex-spouses, or a gas leak.  —djo—  }

Barack Obama has come to grips with thorny Syria strategy   {  }

Caifornia adopts ‘yes means yes’ bill aimed at reducing sexual assault   {  }

Canadian’s 15-year sentence in Cuba ‘outragious’, MP says   { -A Canadian businessman sentenced in Cuba to 15 years in prison on corruption-related charges should be sent back home, said a Toronto-area MP who called the conviction a “travesty of justice.”-  —djo— }

-Analysis- Mulcair’s dilemma: Canadians like him, but will they vote for him?  { This headline ran yesterday, and I thought it was a bit less snarky than comments aimed at other political figures. Today I’m wondering if it’s a delayed reaction word-bomb, supposed to make people leaning toward the NDP think twice before voting that way. —djo— }

Mississauga’s mayor leaves office after 36 years  { Some friends called her “Hurricane Hazel” and figured she’d still be in office after her hundred and fiftieth birthday.  —djo— }

George Clooney keeps rumour mill whirling after Venice wedding   { I read a bit of this and I have no idea why they invoked the “whirling rumour mill’ bit. —djo— }

-Must Watch- Japan volcano rescue operation   {  }

-Must Watch- Cat narrowly escapes alligator attack {  }

-Editor’s Pick- The perils of a recovering U.S. economy: Don Pittis   {  }

-Politics- Russian ship played key role in Canada’s recent Franklin discovery   { “Find was billed as expression of Canadian sovereignity in North” & “A Russian-flagged vessel played a key role in Canada’s recent discovery of a sunken ship from the missing Franklin expedition, a scenario that faced a regulatory challenge and gave senior Conservative officials pause. – Prime Minister Stephen Harper has billed the Franklin search as an expression of Canadian sovereignty in the North — particularly in light of the “imperial ambitions” of Russian President Vladimir Putin.

– “The mapping and surveying activities that are part of the search are also considered a sign of domestic prowess in the Arctic. – A Russian-owned ship became part of the multi-partner Victoria Strait Expedition after it became apparent that the Canadian alternative, a former coast guard icebreaker, couldn’t carry the private financial donors underwriting part of the search. — * Underline ‘private financial donors underwriting part of the search’: Who were they and what do they expect in return?  —djo— }

Spy watchdog’s oil ties prompt B.C. Civil Liberties Association complaint   {  }

-Business- Encana agrees to buy Texas-based Athlon Energy in $7.1B deal   {  }

-Business- Japan’s SoftBank in talks to buy animation giant DreamWorks   {  }

-Business- BlackBerry stamps its Passport, Rockefellers get out of oil: Business Week Wrap   {  }

 

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“Local / New Brunswick”

Ex-PM Kim Campbell pitches reform to boost gender parity   { She’s suggesting that each riding should run two candidates, one male, one female. I have no idea from reading this article whether she means there should be two candidates from each party, or does she want to limit the election to two contenders and cut out all the other parties? That doesn’t make sense. Kim Campbell took over as Prime Minister when Brian Mulroney escaped before his term in office expired. Most blame Mulroney, but some blame her for the fact that the Progressive Conservative Party went from Number One to a distant 5th party status with only 2 representatives elected to Parliament.  * one of my favourite ‘psychics’ believes we’re about to see a similar political blood bath with the next Canadian federal elections.  Others are saying that if the Canadian electorate votes for another Conservative Government they will deserve whatever horrendous consequences they get. I have no idea what’s going on up there politically- just reporting what I read. * And what the ex-Prime Minister has to do with local New Brunswick news is beyond me. —djo— }

Today’s weather: Jim Abraham’s synopsis   {  }

-Repeat- Coastal Red Oak  multi-year project aims to boost numbers   {  }

Slain Moncton Mounties among fallen officers honoured in Ottawa Sunday   {  }

 

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“Aboriginal”

-New- Diagnosis education: Sioux Lookout hospital sets up classroom   { “The Meno Ya Win Health Centre will again offer classes to children and their expectant moms who have to stay in Sioux Lookout for extended periods.” * I don’t know about this. Unless the program was conceived and run by First Nations individuals, it would seem to me to be way too much like the old indoctrination strategy from the ‘Residential schools’ that were set up to strip the culture from First Nations kids. But, I’m here, and I don’t know who is running the programme, or why it was said to be something good for expectant mothers and their kids, who are taken out of their normal environment and placed in the centre.  —djo— }

Oppenheimer Park campers vow to stay as Vancouver seeks injunction   { “Vancouver police estimates there are more than 200 tents at Oppenheimer Park.” – “Oppenheimer Park campers say they aren’t going anywhere as the City of Vancouver goes to court today to seek an injunction to have them removed. – Vancouver Mayor Gregor Robertson said last week that living conditions at the site have deteriorated and the campsite is no longer safe.

– “But many of the tenters say they would hate to see the camp go because volunteers there have helped them and others. – “Like when I go to work I need a lunch, they provided me with a lunch,” said camper Ricky Comeau who describes himself as working-homeless. – “You know what I mean? They make sure my stuff is safe when I go to work. I love it!” – Volunteers running a neighbourhood lunch program over the weekend say they’re aware of the controversy, but are impressed with the camp. – “They have some pretty good organization it seems,” said volunteer Wisam Abdulla. – “Sometimes in front of the bottle depot we just kind of get raided, whereas here it was nice and orderly.” -Organizer Swampy Cree says the camp is attracting people from all over the province. She says the region needs a more coordinated approach to homelessness. – Others tasked with maintaining order at the camp express frustration because the camp is attracting people from all over the region. – Organizer Swamp Cree says the region needs a more coordinated strategy to homelessness.  —djo— }

Trudeau Liberals woo high-profile aboriginal candidates ahead of 2015   {  }

 

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{ 11:14 am – time to look for typos and get out the crayons again…   11:45 am, I’ve gone blind, but it looks okay. Time to push the “Publish” button.   ———djo——— }

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Friday, 12 September, 2014 – CBC Headline News:

Friday, 12 September, 2014  -( 57˚F / 14˚C –  With scattered clouds ‘somewhere east of Ithaca @ 11:11 am Atlantic Time )-

{ 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. —Thanks. ———djo——— }

{ Doug asked me to at least start today’s News Headlines, one more time- he’s had a rough week —————Jim }

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Man playing bagpipes.
Choices for today’s Lead Photo included a 7 foot tall dog and a new version of the batmobile.

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Lead Articles:

-Updated- Oscar Pistorius out on bail again after guilty verdict   { The judge de3cided he was guilty of ‘culpable homicide’. }

Hospital says Toronto Mayor Rob Ford resting but in pain   {  }

Montreal mayor not satisfied by Enbridge’s Line 9 answers   {  }

Priest guilty of 24 more sexual abuse charges in Nunavut   {  }

‘As a patient, you are floored’: Dr. C on Rob Ford’s tumour diagnosis   { A doctor explains what goes through a patient’s mind when they are given a diagnosis like Rob Ford’s.   —jim  }

-New- Taliban militants who shot Malala Yousafzai arrested, Pakistan says   {  }

-New- Scottish referendum: The issues that may decide it   { “6 days to go” says the voice on BBC radio —jim }

 

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Dog on hind legs taller than his human.
Zeus, A Great Dane from Michigan, lived almost 6 years- 😦

“Offbeat”

Farewell to Zeus: World’s tallest dog stood over 7 feet tall   {  }

‘Freckles’ the calico lobster caught off Maine   {  }

Under the dome: 1958 plan for Iqualuit was town under concrete shell   {  }

Canadian Burger fans flip over In-N-Out pop-up   {  }

 

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“Most Viewed”

Nicole Kidman’s father Tony dies in Singapore   {  }

3 dead babies found in Massachusetts home ‘filled with vermin’   {  }

Rob Ford still in hospital as election deadline looms   {  }

Cody Legebokoff guilty of 4 counts of 1st degree murder   {  }

Conservatives’ fall priorities add up to one: winning re-election   { To quote Doug on this – “Well- ‘duh’!” – But I have detected a sudden atmosphere change toward sneering mockery and haughty posing among Conservatives across the board in the last couple days. It was spooky, as if they’d all been coached to make faces and act like 8-year-old bullies. —jim }

-8 photo slide show- Batmobile returns: It’s back in black   { And looks more like a streamlined tank with high tech machine guns than anything else.  —jim }

Ari Fleischer, Preside George W. Bush’s former press secretary, tweets moment-by-moment account of his 9/11 experience   { *** Sorry, I can’t believe this. The former press secretary might have been out of the loop but ‘Dubble-yuh’ was too well rehearsed when he officially received the news while talking to a room full of kids. The BBC reporter’s premature announcement that building 7 came down was damning. And the increasing number of professionals, including building engineers who said a building could not come down the way the two biggest towers did unless they’d been set up before hand –  and pilots who testified that nobody who had learned to fly a Cessna could jump into the cockpit of a huge multi-engine passenger jet and aim it at something like a building at the speed it was traveling at – bring me to the conclusion that either the real bad guys behind this attack will be unmasked, or they’ll try very hard to pull off even worse acts to cover their butts as they try to get away from the angry mobs that will want their heads on spikes in public somewhere. —jim }

 

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Other:

-Analysis- Stephen Harper’s focus for the fall: It’s all about next year  { To mis-quote Princess Leia from the first Star Wars movie they released in 1977 “The more you tighten your grip, the more [ disillusioned voters ] will slip through your fingers-” —jim }

-New- Search underway for more bodies in squalid U.S. home   { -gag- }

Nicole Kidman’s father dies ‘unnatural death’ in Singapore   { The terminology could refer to a fall or other accident as well as the violent images that fill our heads here in the Americas when we hear something like that.  —jim }

-New- Ian Paisley, the Protestant firebrand of Nothern Ireland, dies at 88   { BBC radio is playing excerpts of his speeches that rival Adolph Hitler’s tone and cadence.  —jim }

Harper OKs Canada-China foreign investment deal after lengthy delay   {  }

Memorial services set for 5 slain kids as father appears in court   { This was in Mississippi – & Sheesh! Today’s headlines are filled with gore and yucky stuff. —jim }

Ohio school shooter who wore ‘killer’ t-shirt escapes prison for several hours   {  }

Quebec ex-cardiologist and child killer could be a free man today   {  }

Ukraine ceasefire: Dozens of prisoners exchanged between Ukraine, rebels   { And yesterday, the tweet-os-phere was home to photos of soldiers with swastikas on their helmets.  —jim }

Women fight back against rampant sexism in video game industry   { Ever heard the phrase, “Pink it and shrink it” ? In a self-fulfilling policy agenda, the gaming industry farmed games for women & girls out to lower budget groups and spent a lot less on their development- & when the not so wonderful games were released, most women and girls were bored with them, so industry pundits pointed at that and said, “See?- Girls don’t buy games-” – That was from an interview on a CBC radio one talk show yesterday —jim }

-Must Watch- Mixed reaction to Pistorius ruling   {  }

-Must Watch- Volcano eruption in Iceland   {  }

-Must Watch- Calgary cleans up after September snow   {  }

-Editor’s Pick- American shakedown: Police won’t charge you, but they’ll grab your money   { “U.S. police running scheme to seize as much of public’s cash as they can”  —jim }

-Editor’s Pick- TIFF 2014: Day 8 highlights   { “Tobey Maguire and Liev Schreiber meet the press and fans at TIFF”  —jim }

-World- How 9/11 hastened the decline of the American empire   {  }

-Canada- Franklin expedition discovery shows change in Arctic   {  }

-Canada- Premier, Konrads.ca brand spices recalled over salmonella risk   {  }

-Politics- 49 new Order of Canada recipients include composer, judge   {  “The honourees include former Supreme Court Justice Marie Deschamps, composer R. Murray Schafer and former P.E.I. Premier Alexander Campbell.” —jim }

-Politics- Shawn Atleo agreed to ‘substantive amendments’ to First Nations education bill   { “Shawn Atleo, the former national chief for the Assembly of First Nations, signed off on amendments to the federal government’s controversial aboriginal education bill after an initial draft was rejected by First Nations, documents filed in federal court show.” – He “quit the AFN last May amid criticism from First Nations leaders that he had grown too close to the federal government given his support for the aboriginal education bill.”  —jim }

-Business- EI premiums: Joe Oliver announces cuts for small businesses   { And last night’s tweets included one that was very close to :  – Thousands of workers see Joe Oliver give their bosses a big tax break – and nothing for them-  —jim }

-Business- Canadian dollar at lowest level in 5 months   { -I’ll tell you – after several years of watching the Canadian ‘Looney’ rising and falling in relation to the value of the U.S. dollar, I’m convinced that these machinations have nothing to do with anything involving economic ‘reality’  —jim }

-Business- If Yes side wins, Royal Bank of Scotland would move to London   { After an extended period of un-slanted comments coming to us about Scottish Independence, in the last 3 or 4 days, the tone has changed to threats and foot stamping- childish behaviour by the Britts.  —jim }

-Health- Ebola patients need international help urgently, WHO says   { -And there’s something about the ‘Ebola crisis’ that sounds ‘not-quite-right’ to me – —jim }

-Health- Woman died during medevac plagues with equipment problems: coroner   {  }

-Health- Cancer-zapping proton therapy only considered medically suitable for rare patients   {  }

-Arts & Entertainment- Neil Young reportedly dating Daryl Hannah ‘for months‘   { -Privacy issues aside here, this may be one of the least snarky headlines in the gossip business in a long time. —jim }

-Arts & Entertainment- Michael Che to anchor SNL’s Weekend Update    { -Um, I kind of haven’t been paying much attention to what’s going on at Saturday Night Live since the Chevy Chase / John Belushi days – —jim }

-Technology & Science- Bizarre dinosaur Spinosaurus was built to swim   {  }

-Technology & Science- Blackberry buys ‘virtual SIM card’ maker   {  }

-Community- Minecraft fans worried about potential Microsoft acquisition   { * There should be live links in this >>—-> “From nine-year-old kids to hardcore adult gamers, Minecraft holds a special place in the hearts of millions worldwide. – Owned and developed by Swedish software giant Mojang, the highly immersive sandbox video game is currently the No. 1 most downloaded paid app for both Apple and Android devices, with an additional 54 million copies sold for desktop computer and console versions of the game. – Fans of the game, which allows players to construct their own virtual worlds out of Lego-like cubes, have been known to recreate elaborate film and TV sets, iconic landmarkshistorical battles, viral videos  — even entire countries in Minecraft. – Minecraft wedding proposals, Halloween costumes, and merchandise have also become quite common in recent years, as the game — originally launched for PCs in 2009 — gains steam among players around the world. – Needless to say, Minecraft is huge — and extremely important to those who play it often. – Thus, when the Wall Street Journal reported this week that Microsoft was in talks with Mojang to buy the game for more than $2 billion, many were displeased.”  —jim }

-Community- Netflix, Reddit join ‘internet slowdown’ protest.  { *** I think we’re supporting that, too- maybe not as obviously as some- —jim }

 

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“Local / New Brunswick”

Province approved export of 3,000 truckloads of pulp in 2014   { “The New Brunswick cabinet has approved the export of 120,000 cubic metres of pulp wood from Crown land so far this year.” & First Nations and New Brunswickers worried about jobs being exported have been complaining about tactics like this- the premier who claims he is only doing stuff like this to ensure that New Brunswick people can stay in this province and find work here is shipping their potential jobs to Maine, Nova Scotia, Quebec and Europe. —jim }

Brian Gallant’s energy stance hypocritical, David Alward says   { – I think I just pointed out in the article above this one, that premier David Alward’s ‘jobs’ stance was even more hypocritical that what he’s accusing his opponents of being and doing. —jim }

Bathurst collecting Costco membership fees to lure retailer   {  }

Parties report election sign vandalism in continuing   { – I saw what I thought was 3 NDP signs go missing from a short stretch of a local main road last week. 2 of them came back- I don’t know if this means anything, but: the only PC signs up in this area are on vacant lots and non-residential places, like churches-  What I saw in a one kilometer stretch was 4 signs for NDP candidates, 2 signs for Liberals, now 1 or 2 for Green Party candidates and maybe 2 for the ‘Alliance’ party in the same, non residential spots as the PC signs. —jim }

-New- RCMP seek help finding missing Moncton man   {  }

Saint John at centre of drug trafficking ring stretching to N.S., Quebec   {  }

-New- New Moncton-based software will help companies find employees   {  }

Missing 14-year-old Fredericton girl found safe   { Yay! }

“New Brunswick Votes 2014”

David Alward links shale gas to Moncton’s economic rebirth   { PC affiliated premier David Alward has put all his political eggs in the Shale Gas Fracking basket. Last night on television news somebody came up with a new poll that, unlike the CBC poll of a couple days ago, instead of reporting that the voters were divided almost right down the middle claimed a big majority of New Brunswickers wanted to be fracked. Sounds like the propaganda campaigns are coming up with ‘don’t try to confuse me with the facts’ tactics. —jim }

-Interactive- NB Votes: Compare party platforms   {  }

 

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{ 1:35 pm — Proofreading and coloring the headlines —  >>—->” Publish” @ 1:55 pm   —————Jim }

Thursday, 11 September, 2014 – CBC News Headlines:

{ Copied and Pasted from ‘Future Vision’ — Thanks, again, Jim —  ———djo——— }

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Thursday, 11 September, 2014  -( 68˚F / 20˚C –  & overcast ‘somewhere east of Ithaca @ 9:33 am Atlantic Time )-

{ 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. —Thanks. ———djo——— }

{ Doug asked me to at least start today’s News Headlines, he’s tied up at work- Again- —————Jim }

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Bear with pole and flag on putting green
Golfers at a British Columbia resort ‘were surprised to find their putting green turned into a playground by this baby bear.’ – who danced with a pole and made off with a golf ball.-

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Lead Articles:

-Live- Oscar Pistorius cleared of murder charges, lesser finding possible   { “Premeditated murder ruled out-”  But the judge adjourned until tomorrow morning at 9:30 am, their time, when she might ‘let the other shoe drop’ —jim }

Dominatrix booted from Senate hearing on prostitution bill   { -She was feisty- and said that if they passed the bill the way it is, she would make sure they forgot all about the Mike Duffy matter by releasing names and details she has on politicians.  }

B.C teachers vote 99.4% in favour  of binding arbitration   { }

Obama outlines U.S. strategy to ‘ultimately destroy’ ISIS   {  }

Rob Ford undergoes tests after abdominal tumour found   {  }

CRTC hearings: How the outcome could affect your cable and internet bill   { ‘experts’ say whatever proposals Canada’s broadcast regulator adopts, it will still hit Canadians in the pocketbook. —jim }

-Analysis- Travelling to the U.S.? Beware the police cash-grab: Neil Macdonald   { “Across America, law enforcement officers – from federal agents to state troopers right down to sheriffs in one-street backwaters – are operating a vast, co-ordinated scheme to grab as much of the public’s cash as they can, writes Neil Macdonald.”  – & I found that out the hard way on my way to my sister’s funeral in March of 2007 —jim }

 

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“Offbeat”

Couple looks at statue of aroused devil in Vancouver.
“This statue was not commissioned by the city of Vancouver and was removed, but not before a lot of commuters and other Vancouver citizens got a good look at it. When they described it as ‘horny’ they weren’t referring to the horns on his head.”

Baby bear dances with flag, makes off with ball on B.C. golf course   {  See the photo at the top of today’s stuff?  —jim }

Hilarious homemade ‘Apple Watch’ designs flood Twitter   { There’s a photo of this below.  —jim  }

Devilishly naked statue erected near Vancouver SkyTrain line   { See ‘tastefully’ blocked photo above —jim }

Flinging elastic bands could land students in academic journal   {  }

 

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“Most Viewed”

Oscar Pistorius cleared of murder charges, finding of culpable homicide possible   { I saw a tweet about this earlier –  “If found guilty of culpable homicide [manslaughter] he could be sentenced to up to 15 years in prison – But there is so much going on this morning in “Tweetland” — I can’t find that tweet again.  —jim }

American shake down: Police won’t charge you, but they’ll grab your money   { *** They did charge me- I was probably going one mile an hour over the speed limit – downhill on Route 91 south through Vermont on my way to my sister’s funeral – when they pulled me over – I thought I was getting out of their way while they chased after somebody else- nope- the Canadian plates must have tweaked their radar- then they lied about the speed on the ticket. Cathi had me drive 20 miles out of our way to pay the ticket before we returned. & on a Saturday morning, with no “No Parking” signs visible- we parked with several other cars outside an open building, went in and paid the ticket and came back outside to find a parking ticket on our windshield. —Sigh, no reason to get frustrated or angry — They will implode and not enjoy the rest of their lives — I don’t even want to think about it.  —jim }

Rob Ford’s tumour diagnosis and the future of Toronto’s race for mayor   { I’d still vote for Michael Moore, or maybe, more likely, Olivia Chow- but I’m nowhere near Toronto, thank goodness.  —jim }

Joe Oliver set to announce EI premium cut to boost hiring   { Joe Oliver is the current federal government’s Finance Minister – Sounds like somebody’s trying to buy votes for the Conservative side in local elections and in next year’s federal election.  –  —jim }

Scotland referendum no longer about keeping calm and carrying on    { Yes, we noticed yesterday that the British PM and others were starting to sling mud and verbal arrows at the possibility that they might succumb to outrageous fortune for the ‘Crown’ — The vote will take place next week.  —jim }

University of Toronto math student attacks prof with knife   { and yesterday’s tweet of the day was “from @ConspiracyWATCH – “The first thing a tyrannical government does is control learning” —jim }

Ford car makers wear ‘age suits’ to design for older drivers   {  }

9/11 anniversary: National September 11 Museum open for 1st time   { & There were lots of tweets of American flags being unfurled in odd places this morning  —jim }

-13 photo slide show- Scotland independence vote looms   {  }

-Blog- Olive Garden’s ‘7 weeks of unlimited pasta for $100’ promo goes horribly awry   { 1,000 tickets for ‘7 weeks of unlimited pasta, soup, salad and cola’ went on sale for $100 U$ each — and apparently a lot more than 1,000 people who couldn’t get in on the bargain were not very happy about it.  —jim }

 

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Other:

U.S. will pursue ISIS into Syria, Obama vows in new strategy   { Which was forecast years ago by ‘psychic spies’, remote viewers, and scientific types who had learned to catch on to future catastrophes and other not so pleasant events.   —jim }

Franklin ship searchers recall ‘Stanley Cup’ moment of their discovery   { And last night, a tweet accused Prime Minister Stephen Harper of trying to take credit for the discovery when First Nations people in the area told them it was there a long time ago and nobody listened to them.  —jim }

Putin orders Russian military to perform combat drill in east   { The ‘drill of combat readiness’ involved 65,000 troops in the Volga region and the Ural mountains. In May, Russia and China held a joint naval exercise in the East China Sea.  —jim }

9/11 anniversary: Sadly familiar rituals, but signs of change at WTC site   { And more people all the time are realizing that those buildings could not have fallen straight down like they did if what had happened was just the result of two jets hitting two buildings. AND nobody who had such limited training on much smaller propeller type planes could have steered those jets so accurately into those buildings.  grrrrr —jim }

-Updated- Israel-Gaza conflict: Human rights group blasts Israel for attacks on UN schools   { Yes, and tweeters went nuts with accusations of crack downs in other parts of Israel – and a couple ‘voices’ are ‘pointing fingers’ at Hamas for shooting off rockets from school buildings and seeming to have total disregard for the lives of their own people. This one seems to be a lose-lose-lose situation. Nobody can win, no matter what. —jim }

NFL launches probe into handling of Ray Rice evidence   {  }

Pretty picture of the sun, colorized and filtered?
“The Solar Dynamics Observatory captured an image of the solar flare in progress.”
Man with a green apple on his wrist
“Humourous take on Apple’s latest gadget.”

Solar flare could prompt brilliant Northern Lights display   { And when I was in Alaska, I learned that Native Alaskans believe that brilliant Northern Lights displays are not a good omen.  —jim }

-Must Watch- Winter is coming, unless you’re in Alberta   { Where,  I guess, this headline leads you to believe that winter is already here.  —jim }

-Editor’s Pick- Apple Watch looks cool, but it’s a risky bet on fashion   { The photo of the apple on somebody’s wrist is not the new gadget from Apple.  —jim   }

Gmail address leak ‘not the result of a b reach of Google systems,’ says company   { “A list of almost five million Gmail addresses and passwords culled from various websites was posted on a Russian only forum Tuesday” The Russian forum is called “Bitcoin Security” && there is also a link there to earlier articles, such as >>—-> Password hack nets 2 million Facebook, Twitter users <—-<< That should be a real link. —jim }

 

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“Local / New Brunswick”

Talking to young people key in slowing outmigration, expert says   {  }

 Leaders spar over debt, abortion in 2nd election debate  { 😦 I missed this one, it’s probably online —jim }

St. George decides to keep RCMP service   { *** While I was in Ontario, the town council whose meetings I taped, edited and rebroadcast for a local cable teevee channel – held several special meetings mulling over whether to keep the OPP – Ontario Provincial Police – service they were getting, which raised their prices considerably every year and refused to give the town the details they asked for – The town’s options included going on without a contract – Not having a contract had saved the town half a million dollars in four years- They also considered creating their own municipal police department. They ultimately chose to go on without a contract.  —jim }

New Brunswick should be ‘nervous’ about future outmigration   {  }

-New- Moose-related collision near Saint-Louis-de-Kent claims third life   {  😦 }

New traffic light in Hanwell has some seeing red   {  }

Recruiting female MLAs must be a priority, leaders agree   { “MLAs” = Members of the Legislative Assembly = more or less the equivalent to a State Representative in the U.S. }

-New- Rare North Atlantic right whales spotted off Cape Breton   { Cape Breton is the northern part of Nova Scotia.  —jim }

 

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{ 12:04 pm = checking for typos etc. — Sending email to Doug and pushing the ‘Publish’ button locally @ 12:34 pm Atlantic Time  —jim }  { 11:45 am in Ithaca = Looks good, I’m posting it. ———djo——— }

Wednesday, 10 September, 2014 – CBC News Headlines:

{Copied and Pasted from “Future Vision” ———Thank You, Jim, *Emergency at my night-time ‘day job’ 😦 * }

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Wednesday, 10 September, 2014  -( 55˚F / 13˚C – clear, cool & breezy ‘somewhere east of Ithaca @ 11:11 am Atlantic Time —jim )-

{ 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. —Thanks. ———djo——— }

{ Doug asked me to at least start today’s News Headlines, he’s tied up at work- —————Jim }

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Link to Special Report on today’s Internet Slowdown, by Evan Greer @ the guardian   >>—-> Article on Net Neutrality, by Evan Greer

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Fire fighter clearing snow-laeden branches from power lines in Calgary.
Up to a foot of snow was forecast for Calgary on Yesterday’s Weather Network updates- the weather guy said he couldn’t guarantee power outages, but they were probably likely.

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Lead Articles:

-New- ‘Miserable Calgary snowstorm downs power lines, causes travel alerts   { See Photo above — Jim   }

British PM says if Scotland leaves UK, they leave pound   {  }

Obama to outline military, political efforts to fight ISIS   {  }

Canadian special forces advisers already in Iraq, MPs told   {  }

Ex-SNC Lavalin VP charged with fraud re: Montreal hospital   {  }

Franklin ship discovery opens ‘new chapter in the mystery’   {  }

Home Depot security hack: What to do if your cards are breached   {  }

5 things Obama needs to address in tonight’s ISIS strategy speech   {  }

 

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boy on a beach with an arrowhead in his hand.
Nova Scotian -Jack Milloy- with his 1500 year old arrowhead.

“Offbeat”

‘Superhero’ tow truck driver catches thief in daring confrontation { * & If you think about it- we see everyday ‘Superheroes’ everywhere we go -maybe somebody needs to acknowledge more of them ————Jim }

Anna Wintour’s old-school flip phone sparks conversation about ‘tech shaming’ { Anna Wintour is Vogue’s editor-in-chief. This article says she is well-known for keeping up with what’s hot and cool in fashion, but maybe she relaxed a bit too much when she allowed herself to be seen using an older cell phone? Why doesn’t somebody wonder if she isn’t making a fashion statement? Maybe the retro phone belonged to somebody else who had to share something with her on the spur of the moment? Maybe she almost got herself beamed up to to the Starship Enterprise? }

A better way to keep ice cream creamy? Add okra slime   { Sounds awful- like the latest variation on pink slime? But okra, with its slimy texture is a pod-like vegetable that is popular in the Southern U.S. and South Asia.  In India and Pakistan it is often deep-fried to un-slime-ify it? < my weird grammar —jim— > & In Louisiana, it is used in gumbo as a thickening agent. Canadian scientists are looking into adding the vegetable to frozen treats as a natural stabilizer. What’s so “Offbeat” about something like that?   }

1,500-year-old arrowhead found by Nova Scotia boy   { & I can see why Doug gets sidetracked while going through this stuff, there’s a lot here that is very interesting. —jim }

 

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“Most Viewed”

Canadian Tire money – love it, hate it, can’t bear to throw it out: Don Pittis   { I think I heard that Canadian Tire will be changing the look of some of its Canadian Tire money and might be coming out with an electronic/digital version that can be loaded onto ATM cards. —jim }

Sex and back pain: University of Waterloo study suggests best positions to spare  your spine   { And you thought Masters and Johnson were racy?  —jim }

Calgary snowstorm knocks out power to parts of city   { See above? }

Justin Bieber booed at Fashion Rocks in Brooklyn   { I remember being his age and feeling like every adult on earth was part of a conspiracy to make my life unbearable. Multiply that times a thousand and maybe that’s what if feels like to be Justin Bieber right about now- living in goldfish bowl under a super duper media microscope? -Give the kid a break already-  —jim }

Scotland Independence vote: U.K. PM David Cameron begs for unity   { Polls must not be going his way? Suddenly there’s a lot of anxious rhetoric going on over there.  —jim }

Nude man bites police dog after wild car chase   { -Why isn’t this in the “Offbeat” section? }

Le Château rocked by brutal competition: Dianne Buckner   { Dianne Buckner hosts ‘Dragons’ Den’ on CBC teevee and covers entrepreneurs for the CBC- Le Château is a 55-year-old women’s fashion retailer whose founder claims he introduced bell-bottoms to Canada in the 70’s – The chain has 226 stores, 2,600 employees and boasts tht almost 35% of its production is done in Canada – They’re worried about their stock prices dropping recently – They’ve been ‘re-branding’ during the last couple years, hoping to lure ‘older- more sophisticated’ customers into their stores. So maybe it’s not the end of their world? — & I’m feeling like I’m in over my head trying to understand anything to do with the fashion world— —jim }

Canadian university costs to rise 13 per cent over 4 years: report   { —Coincidence? : This headline is sitting across from a tweet from @ConspiracyWATCH – “The first thing a tyrannical government does is control learning”  — We should figure out if we can add one of those twitter update widgets to our blogs here? —jim  }

-10 photo slide show- Franklin expedition ship discovery   { Last night someone asked why Stephen Harper was so hot about this issue – Maybe he thinks it strengthens Canada’s claims to the ‘Northwest Passage’ which is thawing out lately with this ‘not-really-global-warming’ climate change. }

Tweet from the Nation
The Nation joins Internet Slowdown.

-Blog- Netflix, Reddit join ‘internet slowdown net neutrality protest  { & the Nation joined, too – & I’m getting a lot of action on my twitter feed today. Most of it is along the lines of “Stand Up for Internet Freedom” & Other stuff from “Fight for The Future”, including: “This is why your internet is slow. It will get worse, unless we stop it now: battleforthenet.com #InternetSlowdown ”

 

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Other:

David Cameron says Scottish independence would break his heart   {  }

Students need deeper pockets to afford soaring university fees, report says   { And Canada is not the victim of the U.S. style student load conspiracy — not yet? —jim }

Judge to unveil verdict in Oscar Pistorius’s murder trial {  }

Inmates and suicide: Prison watchdog’s report looks at shortcomings in prevention   {  }

All in the wrist? Apple Watch, iPhone 6 models unveiled   { -& the iWatch is not a stand-alone thing, you would have to have an iPhone to make it work. Doug’s right, we expected better from Apple. —jim }

Pot use by teens linked with harmful effects in young adulthood   { —Um, one of my friends yelled out “Every alcoholic I ever met started out on milk!” during an anti-pot talk in school. I know people who survived their teens only by using pot to escape from family and social pressures. I know a few people who never outgrew it- some who might have stopped growing intellectually and/or emotionally and/or ‘morally’ because of pot use- but I have no idea whether they would have grown/developed any better without it. —jim }

David Soknacki quits Toronto mayoral race  { And yesterday Doug found the suggestion that Michael Moore should run for mayor of Toronto. I don’t know if he could, but THAT would be interesting.  —jim }

-Must Watch- Man survives flood    { This video shows a van and person being swept into a ravine in or around Las Vegas, Nevada, USA – }

-Must Watch- Mike Tyson and Rob Ford   {  }

-Must Watch- Toronto house collapse   { A home being renovated in Toronto collapsed on three men who were working in the basement. One of them died. 😦 }

-World- Ukraine promises more autonomy to rebellious east   {  }

-World- India, Pakistan floods endangering thousands due to river breach   {  }

-Canada- Lightning strike burns N.L. ski resort lift   { “N.L.” = Newfoundland & Labrador }

-Canada- Organized crime-related arrests in Quebec, New Brunswick, Nova Scotia  {  }

-Politics- NDP plots strategy of ‘contrast’ to tackle resurgent Liberal Party   {   }

-Politics- Renowned dominatrix briefs Senate on revised prostitution bill   { -Who says Canadians don’t have fun? Wouldn’t it have been great to be a psychic fly on the wall feeling all the politicians reactions to this one? —jim }

-Politics- Iraq crisis: Canadians on the ground in Iraq, Rob Nicholson says   {  }

-Business- Half of Canadians could not survive a 1-week pay delay   {  }

-Health- Payments to Canada’s doctors reach $22.8 Billion   {  }

-Health- Slash added sugar intake, heart group advises Canadians   { & I found that headline awkward to understand, maybe ‘Cut back on sugar’ would have been more clear? —jim  }

-Health- Ebola death toll rises to 2,296, WHO reports   {  }

-Arts & Entertainment- Catherine Keener lauds Canada’s Xavier Dolan at TIFF   {  }

-Arts & Entertainment- U2 drops surprise album at Apple unveiling   {  }

-Arts & Entertainment- Chris Rock’s movie Top Five sells for reported $12.5 at TIFF   {  }

-Community- Size matters: Apple launch generates massive buzz online   { One headline about the iWatch wondered if it would be a fashion ‘no-no’ —jim }

 

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“Local / New Brunswick”

Woodlot owners upset by Irving shipping Crown wood to Nova Scotia   {  }

J.P. Lewis: David Alward stuck on defensive in leaders’ debate   {  }

Organized crime-related searches ongoing in 8 communities   {  }

Ex-Tory Bev Harrison aims to win Hampton with the NDP   {  }

“New Brunswick Votes 2014”

New Brunswick election: Party leaders focus on jobs, shale gas in debate   {  }

 

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David Coon [leader of the New Brunswick Green Party] has tweeted :

“Introduce citizenship studies and outdoor education curriculum to promote healthy, active lifestyles and community…”

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{ 1:42 pm / 12:42 Eastern Time : emailing results to Doug in Ithaca —————jim — Looks good to me— ———djo——— }

Tuesday, 09 September, 2014 – CBC News Headlines

Tuesday, 09 September, 2014  -( 58˚F / 14˚C & Mostly Clear in Ithaca @ 8:45 am )-  —Today is National Teddybear Day in the U.S.A. & Intergalactic/Inter-dimensional/International ‘wish Jim Wellington a Happy Birthday on Leo Tolstoy’s birthday’ day on planet Earth & ‘beyhond’.— 😉

{ I’ve been doing this because I believe that the CBC may be more honest and more respectable than Media here in the U.S.A., AND 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. —Thanks. ———djo——— }

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Apple Logo and somebody intent on a smart phone.
It’s a big day for Apple Computer- They have staged a large unveiling event.

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Spiritual quote of the day, “In an interview, Mahavishnu John McLaughlin said that his Guru had completely changed a lot of his thinking when, after John said, “I can’t work with that guy-” the Guru said, -‘Yes you can, the difficulties you have in working with this person are a chance for you to grow and learn to overcome your self imposed limitations’ – & I mean to tell ya, that bit of inspiration blew a hole in my ability to believe that people who oppose us are tools of some hypothetical devil- That was an eye opener- or maybe a soul- or spirit-opener?” ———Jim Wellington  { I have that on tape- Happy Birthday, Jim —djo— }

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Lead Articles:

-Updated- Malaysia Airlines MH17 likely downed by ‘high energy objects’   { The flashy top-of-the-page ever-changing headline thing credits that discovery to the Dutch.  —djo— }

Russian fighter jets circle Canadian ship in Black Sea  {  }

Pieces of Franklin expedition ship believed found   {  }

Jury selection to continue Tuesday for Luka Magnotta trial   {  }

Why the next royal baby could sway Scotland’s referendum   {  }

‘I can’t just let Damian die in vain’: Mother launches de-radicalization effort   {  }

 

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“Offbeat”

Trailer Park Boys celebrate 8th season’s launch with cheeseburgers, jalapeno chips   {  }

Canadian astronaut leads undersea ‘spacewalks’ on NASA mission   {  }

Antonio Brown kicks punter & other must-see NFL plays   {  }

Automaker sees automated freeway travel within 2 years   {  & I think I remember old shows about future technology telling us we should be flying in hover cars and riding on automated highways by the year 2000.  —djo— }

 

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“Most Viewed”

Russian military planes buzzed HMCS Toronto in Black Sea    {  }

Ottawa company fined for saying it ‘only hires white men’   {  }

Rick Cross, missing Kananaskis hunter, killed in bear attack   { He apparently wandered between a mother bear and her cub  —djo—  }

2 women in their 90s marry in Ottawa 7 decades after meeting   { * Yes, they married each other. & With this article are links to “Same-sex marriage rights by U.S. state” – “Where in the world is homosexuality a crime?” & “Where in the world is same-sex marriage legal?” —djo— }

Apple iWatch and iPhone? New devices unveiled today   {  }

Steven Ruttan, veteran with PTSD, feels compensation falls short    {  }

-Blog- Chat Live with Adrienne Arsenault about homegrown extremism Tuesday at 5:30 pm ET   {  }

 

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Other:

Russia denies buzzing the Canadian ship in the Black Sea   {  * Maybe it was evil aliens or even more evil – U.S. Black Ops guys – using holograms to try to start a war? *  —djo— }

-Special Report- Canadian veteran with PTSD feels $60K compensation ‘a slap in the face’   {  }

-Updated- Shark filmed near Australian beach within hours of fatal attack   { A shark killed somebody at a popular Australian surfing beach. —djo— }

John Baird, Rob Nicholson to discuss 30-day mission in Iraq   {  }

Ray Rice cut by Ravens, banned by NFL after new assault video surfaces   {  }

UN’s chief meteorologist warns of alarming C02 spike   {  }

MacKay to testify as Senate begins prostitution bill hearings { * Yes, Peter MacKay, the ‘Minister of Justice’ is probably guilty of prostituting himself for the Conservative Agenda in Canada 😉 *  —djo  }

NDP plots strategy as Tom Mulcair plans to get out of the House   { The New Democratic Party of Canada is releasing their platform a year ahead of next year’s election -next year’s, if the sitting government isn’t driven out of town on a rail before that- Tom Mulcair is the leader of the NDP.   —djo— }

Home Depot says Canadians could be affected by security breach    {  }

-Must Watch- Dogs party in pool for charity   {  }

-Must Watch- Dutch flower parade    {  }

-World- Syria failed ‘on every front’ by international community   {  }

-World- Fire collapses part of famous U.S. roller coaster   {  }

-Business- Scottish independence spectre hammers pound, British stocks   {  }

-Technology & Science- Jack the Ripper named as Aaron Kosminski, Polish immigrant: book   { This report claims that Aaron Kosminski’s DNA was found on the bloodstained shawl of Catherine Eddowes, one of the Ripper’s victims. * What if there were more than one Ripper? There are reports that the ‘Son of Sam’ killings were done by a series of young men being initiated into a cult. What if this cult was entrenched in the culture for centuries? —djo— }

-Arts & Entertainment- Jon Stewart premieres first film, Rosewater, at TIFF 2014   {  }

-Arts & Entertainment-  Tiff 2014: Michael Moore for mayor of Toronto?   { I’d vote for him – not that my endorsement wouldn’t be the kiss of death to anyone’s political career —djo— }

-Health- Dartmouth General patients get special gowns to stay warm   { * How about that? A hospital that actually cares about its patients? Oh, wait a minute, that’s in Canada. Canadians are nicer, aren’t they? & More fun- How many U.S. cities have a mayor who would make Michael Moore look like a nice, safe, conservative alternative? -Okay, so most Canadians are really nice, and friendly, and warm, and sexy, and———  —djo— }  {*** Sounds like Doug fell in love with a Canadian, ya think? —————Jim W }

-Community- CBC News readers skeptical of CRTC’s ‘pick and play’ play   {  }

-Hockey- Penguins’ Sidney Crosby happy with healed wrist  { Yes, CBC News has a whole separate area just for Hockey news, even in the summer, which has been described as ‘Two weeks of bad hockey’ by Canadians. 😉  —djo— }

 

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“Local / New Brunswick”

First Nations forestry plan appeal decision reserved  { “Justice Margaret Larlee promises ruling within 10 days on temporary injunction sought by chiefs” * This is the crawl that I believe Jim complained he couldn’t find clarification for- A judge in New Brunswick’s highest court has reserved decision on an appeal by First Nations Leaders, who want to put a temporary stop to the Alward government’s forestry plan. -I put this article at the top of the heap, Jim’s comments are a couple articles down- —djo— }

Decision on Rod Gillis’s appeal of obstruction conviction due today   { Rod Gillis, described as a ‘prominent Saint John criminal defence lawyer’ was sentenced to 22 months in jail in 2013 after being found guilty of attempting to stop a witness from testifying against one of his clients. The appeal centers around the trial judge’s interpretation of a note Gillis wrote to a client’s former employer. —djo— }

Shale gas debate overshadows focus on alternative energy   {  }

-Repeat- Shale gas development divides voters, CBC poll finds { This was here yesterday. —djo— }

Green Party unveils plan to create new Forestry Act { *** Last night there were several items crawling beneath the CBC News Channel’s programmes, One plan, credited to First Nations, is something I hoped would be clarified here- Another one sounded like the sitting government dismissed some kind of criticism and plans to go ahead with their agenda to allow more ‘Crown’ forest land to be ‘harvested’ by oil company & conglomerate JDI -Irving- who are spending tons of advertising dollars to try to look like they care about the environment etc.—————Jim W }

-New- High-tech golf cart maps Moncton sidewalks    {  }

David Clayton-Thomas happy to be headlining Harvest   { Fredericton’s Harvest Jazz and Blues festival is on now – and David Clayton-Thomas, whose voice you may know from his days with Blood, Sweat and Tears- will be headlining Thursday Evening – Dangit, and I’m stuck in Ithaca- 😦 —djo— }

“New Brunswick Votes 2014

Campaign focus turns to leaders’ debates   { CBC will air and live-stream debates tonight for 90 minutes beginning at 6:30 pm Atlantic Time / 5:30 pm Eastern – & after the debates are finished, you can get the debates ‘on demand’ at cbc.ca/nb <—-<< Link  —djo— }

Anti-Fracking protesters with signs in English and French outside a courthouse in Moncton.
“The possibility of New Brunswick developing a shale gas industry has been extremely controversial. Jim Emberger says the province’s pursuit for a shale gas industry will “have severe, undeniable and observable consequences.” (Adrienne Arsenault/CBC) “

Shale gas pursuit will have ‘severe, undeniable’ consequences   { * Well, ‘duh!’-  I’ve been trying to tell you that all along.* “Opponents to the shale gas industry have packed into meetings and held protests across the province in recent years” & “When we are confronted by new evidence that contradicts what we believed was true, we experience what psychologists call “cognitive dissonance.”  – Because holding two opposing thoughts in our head at the same time is uncomfortable and confusing, we try to resolve the conflict. – We may verify that the new evidence has merit and then change our old ideas and behaviours accordingly. This is essentially how science works. – But because we really don’t like the inconvenience or discomfort that can come with changing long-held beliefs and habits, we can instead resolve the conflict by seeking excuses to downplay the importance of the new evidence and rationalize away any need to change our ways. – We can see both methods at work in how we dealt with the emerging truth about the dangers of tobacco. We eventually changed our habits, but it took decades for us to face the truth. – In the end, the “inconvenient truth” always wins, but our desire to ignore it often costs us time and, as in the tobacco example, many lives. – We are now confronted with an issue that won’t allow us the luxury of decades to change our behaviour. Our pursuit of shale gas and continued use of fossil fuels have severe, undeniable and observable consequences. – We can stay on this course only by ignoring the evidence in three areas: public health, climate change and economics.” & There’s more at >>—-> Link: Opinion Page linked to this issue  —djo— } {*** & The people who crack the hardest are those who believe they are the most stable – & Those who believe they are fighting for a future prosperity they have been lied to and convinced that Fracking is the way to go are among those who believe they’re the stable ones and we’re wacko nut jobs protesting because we’re horny and looking for other wacko nut jobs to procreate with. Link: >>—-> “Half-Past Human dot com“, with their eerie track record of predicting major catastrophes through very scientific means- is with us on this. Fracking will destroy safe drinking water and totally ruin the economy. & Remember? A First Nations wise person told me that the inter-dimensional beings- some of us call them faeries, leprechauns and ‘elementals’- will fight with us against the frackers. Mother Earth does not want to be fracked. Prayers always help, —————Jim W *** }

 

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{ 11:11 am & my back hurts- time to check for typos and get out the crayons –   11:45 am: Finished, ready to click the “Publish” Button  ———djo——— }

Monday, 08 September, 2014 – CBC News Headlines –

Monday, 08 September, 2014  -( 55˚F / 13˚C & Mostly Clear in Ithaca @ 9:01 am )-

{ I’ve been doing this because I believe that the CBC may be more honest and more respectable than Media here in the U.S.A., AND 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. —Thanks. ———djo——— }

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Aerial photograph of a meteorite impact crater in a forested zone.
This is a meteorite impact crater 12 metres/39 feet wide and 5 metres/15 feet deep in a wooded area near Managua, Nicaragua’s international airport and an air force base.

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Lead Articles:

Prince William and Kate expecting their 2nd baby   {  }

Jury selection begins today in Luka Magnotta murder trial   {  }

-Analysis- Why ISIS may not be as powerful as we think   {  }

-New- Carleton [University] investigates students mocking of ‘safe space’ policy   {  }

-Analysis- 4 challenges facing Jim Prentice   {   }

 

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“Offbeat”

There is nothing new in the CBC’s ‘Offbeat’ section today  { ??? }

 

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“Most Viewed”

Most university undergrads now taught by poorly paid part-timers   {  }

Malaysian Airlines MH370: Families struggling 6 months after jet disappeared   {  }

Laurie Strano, mother of 2, names as Ride the Rideau crash victim   { The 40-year-old active cyclist was struck and killed by a garbage truck while participating in a charity event that raised $2.3 million for cancer research at The Ottawa Hospital.  —djo—  }

CRTC begins hearing proposals for pick-and-play, other cable TV changes   { “CRTC” = Canadian Radio-television and Telecommunications Commission.  Proposals include requiring cable and satellite providers to offer a basic service made up mostly of local Canadian channels, and allowing subscribers to pick the channels they want to receive one at a time as opposed to insisting that they purchase ‘bundles’ which often include stations the subscribers don’t want and never watch. —djo— }

Kwon Ri-sae, Ladies’ Code band member, dies   {  The 23-year-old member of a South Korean band became the 2nd member of the group to die after their van hit a guard rail on a rain-drenched highway near Seoul, Korea.  —djo— }

-12 photo slide show- CCMAs Green Carpet returns to Edmonton   { Canadian Country Music Association – Awards were presented in Edmonton, Alberta }

 

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“Must Watch”

Celebs attend Joan Rivers funeral   {  }

Skate parks open in the West Bank   {  }

 

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Other:

-Analysis- 4 ways Luka Magnotta’s trial could be a challenge for court   {  }

Gor Bamford’s ‘good redneck Canadian country’ a winner at CCMAs   {  }

Justin Bieber has Toronto court date today in limo assault case   {  }

Pipeline from oilsands to Arctic feasible: Alberta study   {  }

‘I firmly believe they are alive’: Relative of couple on Malaysian plane hopeful 6 months after   { }

Fragile Ukraine ceasefire holding, key city reports no casualties   {  }

Male escort among witnesses as Senate reviews prostitution bill   {  }

B.C. students brace for 2nd week of new school year without classes   { If kids today are anything like I remember being, I don’t think many are crying themselves to sleep because their schools are not open.  —djo— }

Dreaming of a white September? Flurries forecast for Calgary   {  }

ISIS in Syria: Barack Obama ready to announce his strategy   {  }

-Editor’s Pick- TIFF 2014: ‘This is Where I Leave You’ – Red carpet highlights   {  }

-Canada- Shale gas development divides voters, CBC poll finds   { The poll reports that 49 percent of voters ‘completely or mostly’ support exploration and development of the shale gas industry – Which involves Fracking – while 44 per cent mostly or completely oppose it. The margin of error is plus or minus 3.5% * Those who back the exploration and development believe the party line b.s. that a lot of jobs and a big economic boost will come from allowing the oil and gas conglomerates to frack them where they live. – As the photo of the poster we ran a couple times here shows, Oil and Gas investments return 2 jobs for every million dollars invested, while Clean Energy returns 15 jobs per million dollars invested, and Building Efficiency returns 14 jobs for every million bucks invested. Maybe we should run a poll and see if anybody really cares about not being able to afford to get healthy safe drinkable water as long as their fiendish local gas company gets millions of dollars from further fleecing them after they’ve been fracked into not being able to live on the property they over-paid for. —djo— }

-Politics- Tom Mulcair to unveil key NDP platform planks a year before election   {  }

-Business- Automaker sees automated freeway travel within 2 years   {  }

-Arts & Entertainment- Finalists announced for 2014 CBC Poetry Prize   {  }

-Arts & Entertainment- Death of girl group singer Simone Battle ruled Suicide   { The 25-year-old singer from band G.R.L., which was ‘discovered’ by the tv program X Factor, was found dead on Friday. Lt Fred Corral of the Los Angeles County Coroner’s Department said the cause of death was determined on Sunday.  —djo— }

 

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“Local / New Brunswick”

Shale gas development divides voters, CBC poll finds   {   }

Majority back early French immersion in Grad 1, poll finds   {  }

Environmental, economic interests must be balanced in election: policy expert  {  }

-New- 3 firms tied to Liberal Andrew Harvey defaulted on ACOA loans   { “ACOA” = Atlantic Canada Opportunities Agency. Andrew Harvey is the Liberal candidate for provincial office who was suspended from the Liberal party when charges were laid against him, even though the party leader complained that the timing of those charges was highly suspicious. Andrew Harvey is listed as a member of the board of directors on 3 companies which received loans for the ACOA and haven’t paid them back yet. A court granted a ruling that two of these companies were in default as of 2009 and in 2011 the clerk of the court entered a judgement against the two companies for $225,000 plus $825.00 in interest. In March of 2012, the third company that Mr Harvey is involved with withdrew its statement of defence in their case and that December -2012?- the court entered a judgment against the company for $228,977.12 plus $728.98 in interest. Andrew Harvey is still running for a seat in his riding (which those of you in the U.S.A. would call a ‘district’) But, if he wins, he will ‘sit as an independent’ and not with Liberal party members. —djo—  }

“New Brunswick Page” :

Liberal Leader Brian Gallant promises 10,000 jobs in platform   {  }

Hilton Hotel lockdown lifted in Saint John   { -Almost missed this one. A hotel in Saint John, New Brunswick, was quarantined yesterday when a guest was found sick in a room. The guest had been traveling in Cameroon, Africa- not one of the spots currently involved in the Ebola scare – Doctors determined Ebola was not a factor in the guest’s illness.  —djo— }

David Alward pitches shale gas at future nursing home site   {  }

-Featured Video- [with ads before and after the video] NDP Leader Dominic Cardy speaks with Harry Forestall about the NDP’s election platform.   { Among other things, the NDP wants a moratorium on Shale Gas Development, and it wants to eliminate the small business tax, will not commit for or against programs and issues for which the details have not been released- saying if these programs are so good for New Brunswick- Why haven’t the details been made public? —djo—  }

 

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{ 11:15 am – Checking for typos and painting the headlines pretty colors —    11:45 am Ready to push the “Publish” button.     ———djo——— }

Sunday, 07 September, 2014 – CBC News Headlines –

Sunday, 07 September, 2014  -( 53˚F / 12˚C & Mostly Clear in Ithaca @ 8:01 am )- {{ & Happy birthday to Chrissie Hynde -of The Pretenders & ‘Back on the Chain Gang’ fame and to a friend Joan Y. I grew up with —————Jim }}

{ I’ve been doing this because I believe that the CBC may be more honest and more respectable than Media here in the U.S.A., AND 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. —Thanks. ———djo——— }

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Large cat on floor.
“15 kilogram Cat” -that’s about 33 pounds- up for adoption in California. The people at the shelter are trying to get “Little Dude” the kitty to slim down first.

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Lead Articles:

-Updated- Civilian killed by shelling despite shaky Ukraine ceasefire   {  }

U.S. military launches strikes around Haditha dam in Iraq   { & “U.S. expands air campaign in Iraq as ISIS fights for key dam” }

Jim Prentice to lead Alberta after Tory leadership win   { Farther down in the lead stories range: “Jim Prentice wins Alberta PC leadership vote in landslide” }

Explosions heard near Donetsck airport in eastern Ukraine   {  }

B.C. schools to be closed for 2nd week as strike continues   {   }

Canadian team in Sierra Leone to diagnose  Ebola infections   {  }

Novak Djokovic. Roger Federer eliminated at U.S. Open   {  }

More dogs and cats doing the raw food diet – but is it safe?   {  }

 

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2 deer on the Golden Gate Bridge in Calilfornia.
“Deer stroll down Golden Gate Bridge” -and survived-

“Offbeat”

Rare albino lobsters caught days apart   {  }

Deer safe after crossing San Francisco’s Golden Gate Bridge   {  }

& Repeats from yesterday

-& I added- Deer stroll down Golden Gate Bridge  { ‘Two deer trotted through rush hour in San Francisco on Friday, briefly stopping traffic” In the video they take off at high speed and later slow down while I guess motorists snapped their photos and shot the video on cell phones, —djo— }

 

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“Most Viewed”

Most university undergrads now taught by poorly paid part-timers    {   }

Drew Carey offers $10K to find culprits in cruel ice bucket challenge prank   { Someone in small town Ohio talked a 14 year old with Autism into taking the Ice Bucket Challenge for charity and dumped a bucket of urine and feces over his head, shooting the video on a cell phone. Whattaya think? If they catch these guys should the do the same to them in public? —djo— }

Justin Trudeau may be the next big thing – but Steven Harper’s still Nickelback   { Sounds like the mean spirited anti-Liberal headline writer is back at work here. —djo— }

Ride the Rideau cyclist dead after crash on route of charity event   {  }

Boy, 9, steals Saskatoon city bus, hits 2 parked vehicles   {  }

-10 photo slide show- Monsoon season floods devastate India, Pakistan   {  }

 

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Other:

-New- U.K. promises Scots more power if they reject independence   {  }

ISIS propaganda material turns up in Pakistan, India   {  }

-Photos- TIFF 2014: Highlights from Day 3   {  }

B.C. Government rejects binding arbitration to settle teachers’ strike   {  }

How practice could make perfect for doctors’ bedside manner   {  }

Ebola virus precautions added to back-to-school advice on campus   {  }

-Point Of View- Youthful optimism in the face of a world gone mad: Michael Enright   {  }

How ISIS recruited a former B.C. university student to fight in Syria   {  }

-Must Watch- Fat cat up for adoption   { I put his photo up at the top of today’s list. —djo— }

-World- 9/11 museum displays memorablia from bin Laden assassination   { -And the Conspiracy community is still convinced that bin Laden was a U.S. agent who regularly went to U.S. military bases for Dialysis treatments, probably died from his kidney disease years ago, might have been played by several different actors – was the ‘goose who laid golden eggs’ for the lying-evil-maniplating-war-mongering-elitist-military-ice-holes who used him as the monster hiding under everybody’s beds in order to squeeze as much money as they could from the U.S. taxpayers to further their evil agenda. -My Point of View?- I don’t believe anybody- & since the Weekly World News ran the headline, “Dinosaurs honked like Buicks”- I don’t think I can be any more disillusioned about Mainstream or commercial news media. Some day I should post a list of what different groups believe are disinformation schemes and outright lies in mainstream media. —djo— }

-Politics- Philippe Couillard tells Stephen Harper he wants Quebec to sign Constitution   { I love Quebec. I love French Canadians & feel like I am richer for having been exposed to their culture and personalities. It tickles the cockles of my heart to hear four-year-olds speaking perfect French –  even if they speak way too fast for me to pick up more than a quarter of what they say. – Quebec, apparently, never signed the Canadian Constitution. A lot of French Canadians feel like they constantly got, and get, the short end of the stick. Philippe Couillard is the premier of the province of Quebec- He ‘took advantage of a meeting with Stephen Harper’ to re-state his opinion that Quebec should sign the Constitution. He said so at an event to commemorate the 200th birthday of Sir George-Etienne Cartier –  the French-Canadian statesman seen by many as the ‘Father of Confederation’. -Confederation is the term they used when the provinces got together to form a single identity as ‘the confederation of colonies’, which became the ‘Canadian Confederation’ on July 1st, 1867.- Wikipedia wants us to know that ‘confederation’ usually refers to an association of sovereign states. —djo— }

-Health- Deadly pathogens found in U.S. government labs   {  }

-Health- Ebola outbreak: Doctors Without Borders calls ‘lockdown’ a mistake   {  }

-Arts & Entertainment- Venice Film Festival: Sweden’s Andersson wins Golden Lion   { I learned something reading this article – more than one ‘something’. & one of the things I like most about doing this every day- Checking through and writing out the headlines – is that I keep learning things – and do not feel like my brain is turning to dried out seaweed at an accelerating rate – I had to read through most of this article to learn whether this Festival was in Venice, Italy or Venice, California. It is in Italy. I usually shy away from entertainment fluff, because, frankly- I don’t give a flying dang about what actress is wearing whose dress or which cute couple is breaking up and I am realllllly sick of hearing the phrase ‘baby bump’ while the television screen shows women who just spent thousands of dollars to look good in a million dollar dress that makes me want to hear Moon Unit Zappa reciting “Gag me with a spoon” over and over again.  —djo— }

Young Woman taking a 'selfie' of herself wearing a yellow tee shirt with big black letters that say 'Dress Code Violation!"
I’m guessing this is the ‘shame suit’ a young woman in Florida was forced to wear – she recently moved to Florida and might not have realized the school believed a skirt she could have worn in her old school was inappropriate in the fascist eyes of the Florida school’s administration.

-Community- School forces 15-year-old girl to wear ‘shame suit’ after violating dress code   { “How far should school administrators be able to go when it comes to enforcing dress codes? -In recent years, high profile student-teacher conflicts over items like visible bra straps and short demin shorts have prompted many Canadian parents to speak out on the issue — and the perceived “shaming” of female students, in particular. -Now, with another school year underway, tales of aggressive dress code enforcement are making waves once again. -The mother of a 15-year-old Florida girl is threatening to file a complaint against her local school board this week, alleging that her daughter was “publicly humiliated” for wearing a skirt that was deemed too short. – Miranda Larkin recently started attending the Oakleaf High School in Orange Park, Fla., after moving to the area from Seattle. – On the third day at her new school, Miranda says she was informed by a teacher that her skirt (which school policy indicates must be “knee-length or longer”) was too short. The teen says that she was unaware of this rule.” — Don’t get me started. Today’s schools are aberrations to begin with. Kids who love to learn are forced into a culture where they make learning as boring and painful as possible. Not only are intelligent, sensitive kids forced into situations that breed bullies and penalize intelligence and sensitivity- they have to deal with idiots for administration types who are there, not to educate, but to whip kids into ‘shape’ to become good little zombie consuming units who never question authority and submit to the bullies who call themselves ‘leaders of their communities’ Gaaaa!  —djo— }

 

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“Local / New Brunswick”

NB Liquor enters the growler game, brewing doubt   {  A ‘growler’ is a 64 ounce bottle of beer. Small “Craft” brewers were told last year that they could not sell growlers at their breweries any longer unless they had already sold a ridiculously high volume of beer at a provincial liquor store –  which might have put many small craft brewers out of business.  So now three provincially operated liquor stores in New Brunswick are testing a pilot program to see how well Growlers from small and huge breweries do when sold in their official provincial liquor outlets. – Like maybe – if they can’t make a million dollars on your stuff, then you should give up, go home and strongly consider suicide? grumble grumble-  —djo— }

Brian Gallant vows to expand international lobster markets   { And Brian Gallant knows how to get his name positively mentioned in the news every day as he runs for premier as the leader of the New Brunswick Liberal Party.  —djo— }

“New Brunswick” page:

 Atholville anxious for medical marijuana plant to be approved   {  }

Severe thunderstorm expected to rain down on New Brunswick   { This was expected to happen yesterday –  Jim W said he saw some interesting clouds, but after a spattering of rain drops that- “felt like they’d been blown way off course from a storm somewhere else- those clouds kind of smiled like they were embarrassed and ran away.” —djo— }

N.B. this week  { Link >>—-> http://www.cbc.ca/nb/features/thisweek/ This is an interesting page, with a lot of eye candy and a little bit of substance to go with it.  —djo— }

 

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{ 10:19 am – Why does this feel so much easier and less hurried on a Sunday?   10:45 am  Almost ready to push the “Publish” button.   ———djo——— }