Had Enough Election Nonsense? Want To Get Nuts Worrying About A Hurricane?

Friday, October 7, 2016 — 58°C / 14°F & raining @ 11:30 pm in Ithaca —

Latest New York Times Chances to Win projections.
New York Times’ Latest ‘scientific’ estimates of who has the best chance of winning this 2016 Presidential Election Circus —

— The New York Times is delving into who of the HillaRump Circus has the best chances to live in the White House [ If it’s still there when this election is History- ]

—> Link to Their Web Page tracking this stuff. —>  http://www.nytimes.com/interactive/2016/upshot/presidential-polls-forecast.html  <—

Graphically cute - "How the vote preferences have changed."
This is part of the NT page above the link. What’s represented here are estimates of how the voters in states and sometimes districts inside those states have changed their voting allegiance since 2004.

— If this is impossible to read on your screen or device go click on the link above and see it for yourself.

No act of kindness is ever small.
I thought I might toss some optimism into this mix, “No act of kindness is ever small.”

— & Here’s a message I do not want to send subliminally or otherwise: [ “Every act creates a ripple with no logical end.” Now there’s a statement that could scare anyone out of voting this time. ] I really thought this would be a nice positive message about doing nice things for people and animals whether that might advance your career or get you elected or whatever —

Ranked Voting Tweet.
— I think the above tweet reflects the tweeter’s personal preferences and is not intended to be a statement that reflects the mood of the nation at this time.

— The last time I heard an explanation of how ranked voting might work —> In this case with 5 choices, the first choice would get 5 points, second choice would get 4 points, third choice would get 3 points, fourth choice would get 2 points, and fifth choice would get 1 point. — I’d like to be a ‘fly on the wall’ catching all the comments and getting a good feel for the atmosphere at a super honest session with people manually checking though hard copy votes in a case like this. I’m thinking hard copy votes might be an attempt to make sure the president of Diebold Corp. hasn’t tried to hand another election to a close friend of his. There was some fairly strong evidence that the second coronation of G.W. Bush was rigged in that manner. ‘Technicians’ would appear at a critical polling station, check the machines for glitches, hand the parties responsible for the count a piece of paper with the results scrawled down and say, “oh, sorry, because we did find major problems with the inner workings of these machines, we had to get the results, here, and then we had to reset the machines back to zero – so this is the only record of this election that you have.” – And the ‘technicians’ walked away and vanished, never to be heard from or seen again.

Patagonia.
This tweet really caught my attention, I had to look up where in the world Patagonia actually is.

— Wikipedia says, “Patagonia is the sparsely populated region located at the southern end of South America, shared by Chile and Argentina.” – Looks like most of it is in Argentina.

photo of what looks like an island floating in the sky.
And this cool photograph – my guess is it was taken on a brilliantly foggy day – looks like an island floating in the sky.

— & I will leave you with this. Have a wonderful night and an even better tomorrow.

——— djo ———

Of #Montreal And #PitBulls

Tuesday, October 4th, 2016.

Montreal & Pit Bulls
Montreal & Pit Bulls —> Link to More Information <—

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— One woman was killed by a Pit Bull in Montreal last year.

— So they passed a law making it illegal for any ‘new’ Pit Bulls to come into Montreal. And existing Pit Bulls can stay if their owners pay astronomical licensing fees, and keep their pets muzzled when outside the home, even on an enclosed balcony.

— How many people were attacked and/or killed by Human Beings in Montreal last year?

— Shouldn’t they ban Human Beings from Montreal? And levy insane fines on the ones who stay, so everybody gets the message and realizes the intent is to encourage you all to move somewhere else?

— Are Human Men the most violent creatures on this planet? Should Montreal ban all Men from entering and levy high fees on any men who stay there? Would that solve the problems? — And maybe we should just muzzle them all?

 

Oh Dangit – Too Much Good Information That Needs Sharing To Let Me Sleep –

Tuesday, August 9th, 2016 — 85°F / 29°F — Too hot with too much bright sunlight in Ithaca, NY @ 1:45 pm —

Ireland Jailed 3 Banksters. Why Haven't We.
Ireland Jailed 3 Banksters. Why haven’t we?

— If I took the time to get large screen shots of everything I thought was important in news feeds and twitter feeds today I’d never get to sleep.

US Intelligents reports that WikiLeaks is not an arm of Russian Intelligence.
U.S. Intelligence says WikiLeaks is not a political arm of Russian Intelligence.

— Those who believe – “It’s not illegal if you don’t get caught” want to vilify all good reporters. WikiLeaks is not your enemy. Dishonest, megalamaniacal, micro-managing – manipulative, power-crazy politicians ARE.

Krishnamurti quote. Labels are violence.
– Wish I’d said that – [ Wow ]
— Defining yourself is an act of violence? Holy Cow! Why didn’t I think of that? Calling yourself a Republican is vilifying all Democrats? Calling yourself a Democrat is demonizing all Republicans? “Ego is the human soul desperately trying to believe that it is limited to a human body and one short lifetime” < Jim Wellington > – That’s how I got mixed up with all this blogging and stuff – I’d always been a writer, I thought it was an obsession – This guy muttered one phrase at a writers’ workshop and blew a thousand of my most worrisome misconceptions all to hell. – No, I’m a truth seeker, embracing any truth I can verify and wanting to share that with all the rest of us lost and exhausted pilgrims desperately hungry and thirsting for Truth, Mercy, Spirituality, Personal Evolution – This is not an obsession, it’s a calling. I want to share everything that makes me feel good about being alive with everybody else who’s starving for peace of mind.

"Republican Refugees seek asylum in Democratic Party.
– This might be politically motivated nonsense, but it’s too funny to pass up.

— If reformed Republicans really want believe in themselves again and sleep nights (or days if their biological clocks are half as mixed up as mine is) – They’d be better off seeking asylum in the Green Party. Remember a Y2K bumper sticker with an animal that was half Donkey and half Elephant – a two headed ‘push me pull you’? Calling them “Republicrats”? Why keep voting for the same old [stinky stuff]? Haven’t we had enough of this nonsense? My wonderful, adorable daughter says, “Jeeze – it looks like everybody’s trying to drive back all human progress to the madness that started the first world war-” And she’s too young to remember the first Desert Storm idiocy.

Caterpillars can't understand butterflies.
“When she became a butterfly all the caterpillars shunned her-” ?

— Caterpillars can’t understand butterflies. Morons with their heads stuck up their Ice-Holes can’t understand anyone who isn’t as stupid and destructive and greedy as they are. Donald J Trump does not have a prayer of being able to understand anybody who believes in Bernie Sanders [ at least, not in this life ]. People who believe they have a right to destroy everybody else’s quality of living in pursuit of a little profit will never understand conservationists. Frackers will never understand anyone who wants to be able to drink pure, unpoisoned water. Oil Company executives will never want to understand why anybody would ever want to share renewable energy that costs almost nothing and provides better energy, more and better jobs, healthier people and a lot less stress than gasoline, gas and oil – { at least, not until it’s too late and they realize they’ve shot themselves in their own crotches }.

Lake Tahoe
On a less serious note –

— I thought it might be a good time to post a photo of a beautiful world that is not yet spoiled and poisoned by the [ snar ] coming to California from the Fukushima disaster. People who are not muzzled by lying unethical political motivation are warning that Fukushima’s radiation has already poisoned too much of the Pacific Ocean, we might already be beyond any hope of undoing the effects of some of the deadliest poison known to humans – { unless those rumoured aliens/angels come to our aid with their radiation eating technologies. Pray for help, guys – }

Leopards in Botswana.
This is a tribute to Jim and Cathi’s cat, Domino.

— Rest In Peace, Domino – you taught me that cats can be fun to play with.

Huge Hungarian Guard Dog
Now that’s one serious looking guard dog. { he said, flawlessly elucidating the painfully obvious – }

— Like I said, there’s much too much important looking information flying around the Tweet-Us-Sphere to ignore today. Most of it is probably based in truth. But, like always, don’t take my word for it. Get out there and investigate! Use your brain before it doesn’t even help your cranium in its function as hat rack.

— Please, God, Can I get some rest now?

——— djo ———

How All Levels Of Government Lie Convincingly While They Fleece You Toward Poverty: [ From cafr1.com ]

Wednesday, July 20th, 2016 — 66°F / 19°C & ‘Clear’ @ 9:52 am in Ithaca, New York —

— Below, please find information that has been copied verbatim from http://cafr1.com :  [ There is a link below that should work, if you’re interested — ]

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“If only Al Capone had been an attorney, he may have written new laws and made it to President”

AlCapone

The above was copied and pasted from Walter Burien’s CAFR1.com web site

— Just below the above graphic and the quote above it is a quote from Saint Augustine:

What St. Augustine had to say about what we now call government:


“A gang is a group of men under the command of a leader, bound by a compact of association, in which the plunder is divided according to an agreed convention. If this villainy wins so many recruits from the ranks of the demoralized that it acquires territory, establishes a base, captures cities and subdues peoples, it then openly arrogates to itself the title of kingdom, which is conferred on it in the eyes of the world, not by the renunciation of aggression, but by the attainment of impuni
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Your Choices in the Political arena: Indeed, the plunder has become so common, and the plunderers so smug and self-confident, that their predations are taken for granted, and the thieves themselves treated with extraordinary deference! It is something akin to the Stockholm syndrome. You encounter the same mugger at the same spot every day, and eventually establish a sort of bizarre relationship with him—-even, eventually, thanking him for not taking more. When you are given the opportunity to replace him with another mugger, you vote for the incumbent—sticking with the devil you know, unless his opponent offers to share more of his loot with you.
Paul Hein 10-19-2010
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— How could all levels of government get away with cooking their books to hide the truth from 99.9% of their citizens that those citizens are being ‘hoodwinked’ into a mafia style ‘Protection Racket’? That all “Transparent” revelations concerning the state of YOUR economy are made to look honest and ethical, but juggle all the facts so YOU don’t see that your governments [ Federal, State or Provincial, County, and Municipal ] hide more than two thirds of their income/wealth — only reveal/’report’ what they take in from taxes and fees – claim that the 1/3 of their wealth/income is all they receive – ?  —And laugh all the way to their bank accounts without ever revealing the truth that they could stop extorting all tax money from YOU – [ Extortion? They are fleecing you under false pretenses. ] & with the money they have ferreted away, they could provide each and every one of you much better services, including free health care, free public transportation, free housing for anybody who needs it, free education as far as anyone wants to go in their life long studies – and  make sure everybody has the food and shelter they need – and that nobody has to feel like the ‘gravy train’ left the station without them?
— Apparently – it’s very easy to get away with this [ nonsense ].
— Let me quote one of my least favourite human beings of all time :
“The great masses of the people will more easily fall victims to a big lie than to a small one.” – Adolf Hitler.

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— I’ve been following what I could understand of what Walter Burien of CAFR1 dot com has been saying for several years now. He doesn’t make it easy. His expertise is in money matters, he is an investment counselor. He doesn’t always communicate what he’s trying to say in the simplest form. It may be that he, like too many lawyers, understand things in a jargon that most of us can’t quite unravel to our own levels with ease and grace. – But in the last couple days, he has sent messages out to people who subscribe to his news letters that seem a lot more easy to understand than usual.

—  Here is the full text of those messages. *** If anything looks like a link you may have to copy and paste the text into your browser to get anything like a link to work properly. ***

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— On July 18th, Walter Burien of CAFR1 Sent this to his subscribers:

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CAFR1 NATIONAL POST:


CAFR1 in reply to an article written by Ellen Brown, please share and re-post:

Infrastructure Sticker Shock: Financing Costs Exceed Construction

By Ellen Brown, Web of Debt

http://www.truthdig.com/report/item/infrastructure_sticker_shock_financing_costs_exceed_construction_20140601#14687046857001&action=collapse_widget&id=0&data=

CAFR1:

The revenue via investment capital mentioned in this article notes for just California “State Government”. Here is a real eye opener for you.

FOR EXAMPLE: if in California, say just for San Diego county and “all” local governments, who have their own CAFRs also, (Cities, Towns, Burroughs, School Districts, Enterprise Operations, Special Districts, Universities, Community Colleges, Pensions, Debt repayment accounts, proprietary, discretely presented, special funding accounts, etc., etc., etc.) “in San Diego County” the numerous investment and funded liability accounts “collectively” totaled as of 2007 about 1.8 trillion dollars. No typo, yes, 1.8 trillion dollars.

As of 2016, the totals would have grown probably quite a bit after the draw down of 2008 – 2009 and coming back on track as of 2010.

Now burst the brain and think collective totals for “all” local governments “in” the State of California.

To see or download a few example CAFRs from 2013 (about 4600 so a very long page) for some local governments in California and other states categorized by group entities, go to – http://CAFR1.com/listings/List…

Ellen Brown does a good job by connecting the CAFR to the wealth held by “a” local government, as she did by looking at just the State government entity wealth held.

Per the State Bank issue, I wish she would total as I did all local governments (all types) as a start for San Diego County including the county and make the same presentation but now reflecting the “collective” total within the county.

A special note is: Up until 1999 CAFRs showed the gross standing balances but then in 1999 – 2000 many from the general population now heard about, located, and started looking at their local government CAFRs for the 1st time so accounting changes immediately went into play starting in 2000 forward to no longer show gross standing balances and the changes made were to show the “NET” standing balances (You will see Net balances on all pages now).

Government would create “liabilities” to redact from the standing balances shown. Big difference Gross vs. Net, so keep that in mind when you look and pay special attention to the “Notes to the Financial Section” to spot the ways the standing balances were redacted.

As I said before: “That would be a real eye opener”

I note that when a local government says: “But you have to take our debt into consideration not just our investment wealth.”

Well, here is a second big eye opener. Going back to the 80’s, government had so much cash rolling in, they needed a “Parking Zone” for it. What was devised was to “promote” debt at the front door and then use covertly their own investment assets to fund that debt through the back door. Many different methods are utilized to do this.

EXAMPLE: A City may own many enterprise operations. Say the city in some fashion moves 50 million into the City Golf Course. The City then has a 50 million dollar bond offering and the city Golf Course “invests” the 50 million dollars with the City’s bond offering.

Well, the City now reflects that 50 million dollars as a debt, but is it really a debt? No, it is a book entry that is cross-matched with an investment on another set of books owned by the City, their Golf Course kept as a separate entity. At a stroke of a pen, if chosen to do so, one offsets the other.

There are over a hundred different ways to facilitate the same book-keeping trick including the investment capital coming from any country around the world. EXAMPLE: the City from one of it’s operations has 200 million dollars invested with an Asian investment house in China. The city puts up a 100 million dollar bond offering. A call is made to the investment manager in China with the instructions of; from the 200 million dollars held to invest 100 million dollars to cover 100% of the City’s 100 million dollar bond offering. The headlines in California then read: “China takes over another piece of California! 100% of the City’s bond offering came from China!

The public is none the wiser, and the beat of local government massive wealth accumulation goes on…

Again, there are many different ways to accomplish the same. The indication from what I have seen is that: If the dots were all connected through the smoke screen shell entities used on the transaction to trace the funding of government debt back to the actual investor, they directly or indirectly are one in the same.

Or, as percentages go, and all of the dots being connected, probably 70% + of that “debt” is in reality “self funded” and at a stroke of a pen (ice-cubes-chance-in-hell) if chosen to do so, one offsets the other. If confronted on the issue a thousand excuses would follow to perpetuate the way things stood. The bottom line in their thinking is: “We have taken it from you, we are the controllers, and we intend to keep it”.

All of us have heard of the collapse of ENRON. Well, ENRON promoted it’s wealth and hid it’s debt. Government does the * exact opposite *. Government promotes it’s debt and hides it’s profit.

The points disclosed above are rather Earth shaking to the peoples of this nation when comprehended. It flips on end the raw consciousness that we have been masterfully spoon fed to believe and take for granted. The reality of it all boils down to a quote made by a Brit back in the 1500’s and it is as follows:

TREASON: “Treason doth never prosper; what’s the reason? For if it prosper, none dare call it treason.” Sir John Harrington, 1561-1612

From the link for the example CAFRs, download the ones relevant to your locale, put on a DVD and share with many in your area. Make sure the ones you share it with, make copies AND share with all that they know also. The whole game for the last 80-years on government’s part to do what they have done is by simply maintaining “The silence is golden rule”.

In as much to maintain the silence is golden rule over the last 80-years, the key controllers from the syndicated media, organized education, the political parties, and entities that reached millions of people were included.

They knew all to well that cooperation was a must and the alternative not even a consideration due to the repercussions that would fall on them if they did not cooperate with the silence is golden rule. The one group that was definitely not included with disclosure by the PTB was the entire general population of the USA.

Again, download, burn DVDs, and share with many (especially with those that run their own businesses, teachers, and economic professionals)

Wishing all a better future, and a turning point for us all come 2017!

Yours Truly,

Walter J. Burien, Jr. – CAFR1.com
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& On July 19th, Walter Burien of CAFR1 sent this message to his subscribers:

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CAFR1 NATIONAL POST


The following Federal Court ruling opens Pandora’s Box per lower court authority / conflicts of interest to rule on or be involved in broad judicial court matters involving you.

In effect it helps protect “you” from being run through the mill by  local “administrative” courts. Their “authority” to do so is brought into question if not nullified by the following Federal Court ruling.

The Battle for individual protection under the law from the abuses of local government “Administrative” courts begins.. Please share with those that would have an interest in these matters.

Sent FYI from,

Walter Burien – CAFR1.com

 


Judge Rules Administrative Court System Illegal After 81 Years

https://www.armstrongeconomics.com/history/americas-economic-history/judge-rules-administrative-court-system-illegal-after-81-years/

 

Well it has been a long time coming, but all along there have been discussions behind closed doors (never in public) that the Administrative Law Courts established with the New Deal were totally unfounded and unconstitutional. With the anniversary of Magna Carta and the right to a jury trial coming up on June 15 after 800 years, the era of Roosevelt’s big government is quietly unraveling.

A federal judge’s ruling against the Securities and Exchange Commission for using its own Administrative Law judges in an insider trading case is perhaps the beginning of the end of an alternative system of justice that took root in the New Deal. Constitutionally, the socialists tore everything about the idea of a Democracy apart. It was more than taxing one party to the cheers of another in denial of equal protection. It was about creating administrative agencies (1) delegating them to create rules with the force of law as if passed by Congress sanctioned by the people; (2) the creation of administrative courts that defeated the Tripartite government structure usurping all power into the hand of the executive branch, as if this were a dictatorship run by the great hoard of unelected officials.

Not discussed in the coverage of this story is that the Administrative Law Courts are a fiefdom, to put it mildly. They have long been corrupt and traditionally rule in favor of their agencies, making it very costly for anyone to even try to defend themselves. If someone were to attempt this feat, first they have to wear the costs of an Administration proceeding and appeal to an Article III court judge, then they must appeal to the Court of Appeals, and finally plea to the Supreme Court. The cost of such adventures is well into the millions, and good luck on actually getting justice.

Furthermore, Administrative Law Courts cannot sentence you to prison, but they can fine you into bankruptcy. So the lack of a criminal prosecution meant the judges did not have to be lawyers. They could be anyone’s brother-in-law looking for a job where he just rules in favor of the agency not to be bothered with law. Unless the victim has a pile of money, there is no real chance that he or she can afford to defend themselves. This is why the agencies cut deals with the big houses and prosecute the small upstarts who lack the funds to defend themselves.

In a 45-page ruling, U.S. District Judge Leigh Martin May in Atlanta issued an injunction halting Administrative Law proceedings against Charles Hill, a businessman who the SEC accused of reaping an illegal $744,000 profit trading in Radian Systems stock. This is typical. The legal fees involved will exceed the amount of money he is alleged to have made, the typical result is to just pay the fine and they go away, it is cheaper.

The judge ruled that the SEC agency violated the Appointments Clause of the Constitution by subjecting Hill to proceedings before an Administrative Law judge, who isn’t directly accountable to the president, officials in charge of the SEC, or the courts under Article III. The ruling is 81 years overdue. The entire structure of administrative agencies blackmailing people has been outrageous. Then you take the banks who just entered a plea of CRIMINALLY guilty to manipulating markets. They are now formally FELONS who engaged in violating SEC rules and thus under the SEC rules, they are no longer eligible for a banking license. The banks are “too big to jail” and the SEC has waived their own rules, of course, to exempt the banks. So they can engage in fraud and manipulation, get caught, pay billions in fines, and the SEC exempts them from losing their licenses. This is how corrupt the administrative agencies really are.

cover to a pamphlet by John Lilburne.
[ I think this is the cover to a pamphlet published & distributed by John Lilburne – This image was in this general location in Walter Burien’s message, but it wasn’t captioned or identified —djo— ]

This new decision calling the Administrative Law Courts what they really are is reminiscent of the notorious extrajudicial proceedings of the Star Chamber operated by King James I. The court of Chancery set up outside of the King’s Bench, so there were no trials by jury. It had the same purpose, to circumvent the law. This is where our Fifth Amendment privilege came into being. That came about following the trial of John Lilburne (1615-1657) for handing out a pamphlet the government did not like.

Quote in old English print.
[ & This image was left justified at this point in the email message that I copied and pasted here – The images did not come with the copy and paste routine, so I imported the hard way 🙂 —djo— ]

The Miranda v Arizona 384 U.S. 436 (1966) decision of the Supreme Court came only after decades of abuse by American police against citizens, not unlike what we are watching today. The Miranda decision is hated by police, prosecutors, right-wing judges, politicians, and citizens. The decision is based upon the history of the right not to be coerced that began with the famous trial of John Lilburn before the English court of the Star Chamber in 1637 where he stood tall and objected to the King’s torture. Lilburn’s crime was handing out pamphlets against the king. John Lilburne (1615–1657) was a leader in the Leveller Movement of the 1640s and was a prolific pamphleteer who defended religious and individual liberty of the people. He was imprisoned many times for his views and was active in the army of the New Parliament rising to the rank of Lieutenant Colonel. In October 1649, he was arrested and tried for High Treason for printing and circulating books and pamphlets critical of the government but was acquitted of all charges by a jury of his peers.

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& Also, during an uncharacteristic burst of activity, on July 19th, Walter Burien of CAFR1 sent this email message to his subscribers:

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CAFR1 Comments to an Article per CalPERS fund activity and it’s rate of return.

Sent FYI from,

Walter Burien – CAFR1.com

CalPERS Announces Preliminary Returns of 0.6% When Target is 7.5%

July 19, 2016 by Yves Smith

 

CAFR1 COMMENTS:

CAFR1 July 19, 2016 at 12:51 pm

2015 CalPERS CAFR – https://www.calpers.ca.gov/docs/forms-publications/cafr-2015.pdf

Review “Actual” gross rates of return vs. “Net” rates of return. Payouts vs. Contributions.

Note that payouts are projected based on “Participants expected salary at time of retirement”. Actuarial projections are set on the projected cost basis “at time of retirement” and not what the participants salary is today. Projections are made 25-30 years out.

EXAMPLE: New participant’s salary today $45,000 and projected at retirement in 30-years $135,000 and thus on the projected cost basis the fund’s liability is substantially higher.

INTENT: The bigger the fund balance, the bigger the power base held under management.

 

CAFR1 July 19, 2016 at 1:15 pm

Also, keep in mind the fund is “strictly participatory”. It is like buying a train ticket to ride from NYC to LA, CA. NYC (retirement) and LA, CA (when you die). With a train ticket, when you get to LA, CA would you try to walk off with the seat and the fire extinguisher on the wall? No you would not. You do not own one piece of the train, you just had a ticket to ride. As is the case in most large local government pension fund systems, the participants just have a “ticket to ride” under contract and do not own 1c of the fund’s balance. The local governments participating own 100% of their share in the funds balance.As was the case at the end of 2008 with the real-estate bubble burst and severe downturn in the economy that followed, California local government laid off 12,000 employees that now, poof, disappeared from the retirement system liability figures.1. How many billions in liability just evaporated with that layoff?2. Did local governments pull the now surplus equity from the pension system accounts they were participating in?3. When the economy improved 2010 to 2015 and local governments “re-hired” did they replace the money they pulled or did they just start a-new with the new-hires and new actuarial projections per the fund’s balance needs to be fully funded at cost projections for those new-hires at time of retirement?The above three questions are very relevant as to “how” this retirement system is operating.A review of the 2009 CalPERS CAFR may shine light on those 3 questions – https://www.calpers.ca.gov/docs/forms-publications/cafr-2009.pdf

 


CAFR1 July 19, 2016 at 1:33 pm

CalPERS 2010 CAFR – https://www.calpers.ca.gov/docs/forms-publications/cafr-2010.pdfCalPERS 2008 CAFR – https://www.calpers.ca.gov/docs/forms-publications/cafr-2008.pdf** For 2007, 2008, 2009, and 2010, note total participants vs. fund liability. Do the math as to what effected the fund’s ending balance.Was it market profit / loss,    more / less participants,   local government fund withdraws from the Retirement System?

When a local government needs some cash, do they just lay off employees and make a withdraw from the substantial  revenue which now is no longer a liability that local Government holds in a local government Retirement system account?


 




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— Okay, so I thought this stuff was important enough to fire up my home computer and copy and paste stuff I read last night during my lunch break [ on the laptop my daughter gave me when she upgraded to something she knew I couldn’t afford – ]. And This is as soon as I could dash this off and publish it to my WordPress dot com site and out into the blog-us-sphere and off into twitter ville and hopefully, effbook land –

— Happy Reading – If any of you come up with facts that I didn’t quite grasp when I read this, I’m sure you will let me know.

— Thanks — [It is now 11:05 am just outside of Ithaca. ] –,

——— djo ———

Economic Warfare & Slavery – Wednesday Update:

This is from Jim W. in New Brunswick:

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Wednesday, January 27th, 2016 -( +5˚C / +41˚F — Grey skies & damp in Atlantic Canada @ 8:00 am )-

Schnarr!
Corporate Welfare? In Canada, ‘Fossil Fuel’ Corporations get $34 Billion dollars in Taxpayer funded subsidies – In the UK, Google gets a sweetheart deal, which, when found out leads to a hand slapping pittance in back taxes. -Meanwhile- Provincial Governments in Canada, Crying poverty, are trying to convince taxpayers that they need to pay tolls that could cost heavy commuters $1,000.00 to $1,500.00 more every year?

— Economic Warfare —

— The oil and gas industries received $34 Billion dollars per year in taxpayer-funded subsidies? Mid-priced Electric cars cost about $31,000.00 Canadian Dollars. They figure there are 9 million families in Canada?

New Brunswick 'Strategies'.
– So the ‘government’ of New Brunswick has been ‘studying’ how to fraudulently fleece the citizens of New Brunswick and reduce the health care and other services New Brunswickers are entitled to. And from this photo (above) it looks like they think they can get away with that. –

— The Province of New Brunswick, crying poverty, has told the people of New Brunswick that their ‘duly elected government’ is trying to decide how to institute tolls on New Brunswick’s highways to raise money because they’re not bringing in enough tax revenues? ***Why don’t they raise taxes on the corporations that have been getting away with downsizing, knocking hardworking people from their ability to pay those taxes, which may be fraudulently reported to the media which, in turn, ‘report’ those fraudulent figures to the news-consuming public.

— Walter Burien of cafr1.com [ (CAFR+the number 1) dot com ] is an investment counselor who has been trying to explain that virtually every level of Federal, State or Provincial, County, and municipal government has more income streams than they admit to, that tax revenues amount to one third of their actual income, and if they’re not receiving two thirds of their income from non-tax revenues, well then, shame on them for being incredibly stupid – Mr. Burien has been trying to explain this for years, has been politely screaming at seemingly sleeping citizens who, apparently, would much rather plug their ears than listen to him.

pipeline map
The existing pipeline would be ‘upgraded’/converted to carry oil instead of gas through lands threatened by possible Fracking and extended to where the crude oil could be shipped away from Canada to where foreign jobs would either be created or insured at the expense of possible Canadian jobs. Renewable Energy development would create a lot more jobs for a lot less money.

— The proposed Eastern Pipeline upgrade would bring oil from Alberta to Saint John, New Brunswick, not to be refined here, an operation which would create Canadian jobs, but to be loaded on ships and carried off to refineries in the USA, where US citizens would have job security that is lacking in Canada?

— Meanwhile, Facking has been shown to create earthquakes. Earthquakes endanger pipelines. Oil pipelines that split open poison groundwater. Poisoned groundwater forces humans to pay for water that isn’t poisoned, and it kills animals. Animals that die from poisoned water include farm animals that people eat, and pets, and wild animals, like the Beluga whales in the Saint Lawrence River/Seaway.

— When the Mayor of Montreal cried out against the pipeline, he was first accused of being selfish, then accused of trying to divide Canadians along East Versus West, or even Anglophones versus Francophones lines. Then, after a talk with Justin Trudeau, the Mayor of Montreal clarified that his stance against the pipeline was not against economic opportunities, but against the shoddy inability of watchdogs to insure that the pipelines would be properly built, properly inspected, and properly maintained. Canadian Prime Minister, Justin Trudeau, for his part, has announced that he is not a cheerleader for this pipeline project, or any other pipeline project. First Nations/Native Americans – the people whose country was stolen out from under them by Europeans who claimed they were saving the aboriginal citizens of the ‘Americas’ from ignorance and poverty, have been fighting pipelines both in the east and in the west. They have also been fighting against the practice of ‘Fracking’, which threatens their drinking water and the stability of their lands.

— Canadian ‘Law’ sees mineral rights as belonging to the ‘Crown’, land owners have been shocked and dismayed to discover that their property has been invaded by somebody who dug a hole, searching for possible minerals or other exploitable resources, & left the ‘exploratory’  holes open and dangerous to children and other living things. And then the property owners discovered that (1) they are powerless to stop this sort of thing, (2) if anything valuable was discovered on or under their property, they would not benefit from that discovery, or its exploitation or development – at all, and (3) they just might have to pay the cost of filling any dangerous holes left in their own property.

— First Nations people have been fighting for centuries to keep their land and mineral rights, citing the fact that they never did sign away their mineral rights. Miners want to be able to walk onto Tribal lands and poison and ruin the area, grab whatever minerals and ores they find there, cart the valuable substances away and gesture obscenely as they ‘laugh all the way to the bank’ and capitalize on what they’ve stolen.

Google Tax Dodge.
Meanwhile, in the UK –

— Corporations have also been getting away with not paying their fair share of taxes in the United Kingdom. Google, which ‘mines’ information from the browsers of anybody connecting to their ‘services’ has recently been slapped on the wrist and asked to pay a pittance to cover back taxes while taxpayers in the UK have been discovering that they are being charged unbelievably ridiculous new taxes that sound more like a Monty Python routine than anything like a real tax that any government in the Western ‘Free World’ would have the gall to suggest.

Schnarr Corporations.
Corporations were severely limited in the United States from the time of the Revolution until their lobbyists basically pooped all over the 99%. Originally, corporations were only granted very limited time charters, & after their time was up, their assets would revert to public ownership.
Slavery in the fishing industry.
Nobody wants to support an industry that exploits slavery.
Human Rights Watch
Human Rights Watch is raising the alarm about governments using the politix of Fear to avoid the annoying problem of respecting the Human Rights of their own citizens as well as refugees.

Tanuki

2016-01-27-Tanuki-RacoonDog
This Japanese “Raccoon-Dog” called a ‘Tanuki’ is neither a raccoon nor a dog and is not recommended as a pet. Sounds like a shame, because a dog that cute would probably be fun to share your life with.
See Ireland.
& this, like all the graphics & photos included here, does not contain a valid link. You might be able to copy and paste something from the graphic itself. or you might have to ‘google it’ or more safely: look it up at startpage dot-com. But yeah, I think I’d rather be watching the sun rise in Ireland than letting myself become upset / depressed by the latest mass media news.

— & On the Ethics front: In France, the Justice Minister resigned her post in protest over the new French law that strips citizenship from those accused of terrorism. So human beings with their humanity and moral values intact actually still do exist as of today, the 27th day of January/janvier, 2016. Of course, the newscast that announced this brave and ethical act went on to tell us that the Justice Minister who resigned had already been replaced by a schnarr ice-hole of an Elitist shill who was firmly in favour of advancing himself without regard for ethical behaviour or the health and well-being of anybody else.

— And so, sadly, tragically, that is a snapshot of this morning’s schnarr from Atlantic Canada.

— Hopelessly remaining optimistic –,

~~~~~ Jim

 

Bull Chips!

– & I can’t let this one slip past me —

Monday, 27 July, 2015 – No wonder I never get anything of my own done-

Bull Chips Propaganda from Stephen Harper.
Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper’s bid to buy votes and convince voters that the opposition wants to take food out of their babies’ mouths is a lie. The Harper Government has ‘Clawed Back’ the ‘old’ child benefits and substituted this propaganda campaign, without explaining that the new benefits are taxable, so the average benefit would amount to a little over $13.00 Canadian money per month – —djo—

& So far, nobody has won a “Nice Job” from me by telling me that the ‘other’ progressive law recently passed in France makes it illegal to design planned early obsolescence into products.

——— djo ———

Friday, 05 December, 2014 – News & Headlines:

Friday, 05 December, 2014  -( 37˚F / +3˚C –  & I think it’s raining @ 8:15  pm near Ithaca )-  -( +9˚F / -13˚C – & Cloudy @ 9:15 pm Closer to Halifax —jim w—)-   —  { Headlines compiled by douglas j otterson & jim wellington, with help from —jda— } { Some things change, some articles remain. Do you know where your survival kit is?  —djo— }

Toronto Star Report
“The Toronto Police Association is demanding that Alok Mukherjee, chair of the civilian oversight board, resign after he shared a meme on his facebook page that the union said compares officers to terrorists.” —djo—

{  * Attention OathKeepers: When “Serve and Protect” becomes strict “Law Enforcement” with the civilian population seen as the enemy, Police become Terrorists.  *  Link to article in the Toronto Star  *  —djo— }

Political Cartoon Harper Vs Vets
“With New Federal Elections in Canada no later than this coming year, many of my Canadian friends believe Stephen Harper will be forced out of the Prime Ministers Mansion up there. But new polls suggest Harper’s Conservative Party is in a virtual dead heat with his nearest contenders which the polls claim is the Liberal Party. The New Democratic Party has slipped to 3rd place. My Canadian friends wonder if the polls are either fixed or have the majority of Canadians been brainwashed into believing that they really do embrace the Conservative Party’s b.s. Scare Tactics.” —djo—
cartoon
“The Greedy shall inherit the wasteland while the children of love and light move to the New Heaven, New Earth-” —djo— { “Help-” }
Lyrics
“America- Where are ya now? Don’t you care about your sons and daughters? Don’t ya know We need you now, We can’t fight alone against this monster-” & the Monster is the one who convinces the police they need to arrest the 90 year old and scares them to the point where they’re killing unarmed/ harmless men and women. The Police are Not the Enemy. Look Behind the Curtain. —djo—

=====   Steppenwolf’s “Monster” with interesting video clips: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7EVE8leTG8Y  God Bless Oathkeepers =====

Wiki Leaks Merchandise
WikiLeaks is selling teeshirts, sweatshirts, hats, hoodies, Mouse Pads & Smart Phone cases to raise funds, * Link *

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===Read This:

Lead Articles: Today’s Theme?: “Tell me something Positive!”

What drives so many young adults to believe they need to be armed to the teeth and ready to kill enemies that may be dressed as police?  ;

What kind of social pressures would drive a 14 year old and a 12 year old to want to steal somebody else’s baby? ;

‘Information is Power’ and your government wants it all. When you are the enemy-‘ They’ are not your government. Send them packing. ;

& – In the shell game of life, when they point to the sky, where are their free hands? –

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===Not This

Lead Articles: Today’s Theme?: “Tell me something Positive!”

Justin Bourque had [survival] ‘kit’ ready the night of Mountie shootings  ;

2 minors [boy-14, girl-12 years-old] charged after Toronto woman attacked, baby nearly stolen ;

Right to access government information in jeopardy, watchdog warns ;

& – -Blog- Orion flight a small step that may lead to a giant leap: Bob McDonald –

-Editor’s Pick- Riot-torn Ferguson’s distrust of police flows from a city run on fines  {   }

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{ +1660 New tweets since 9 pm yesterday  – & It just might be National something or other day, but nobody tells me these things –  —djo— }

— “Other Media” :  —

Help!
“I’ve got an idea, lets arm the Pandas and Belugas and let them save the planet while we play our video games and turn our souls off?” —djo—
"Wow"
– “I think my cousin showed me that place, in a dream, after he died – Where is it? – —jim w—
Small Tweet
From CBC Montreal: TransCanada is standing down on further pipeline construction in Quebec? —djo—
Beluga
The St. Lawrence Belugas Scored a Victory over the Deep Pocket Corporate Shills in what did not turn out to be a Water Polo Match. —djo—

{ Too Ugly to Post: From Huffington Post Canada: 2014, December 02:  Canada’s government under fire for allowing trade in meat from endangered whales.  *  Link  *  }

Help!
“Amnesty International + Malala Yousafzai = Hope” / “So this is Christmas-” John Lennon. —djo—
Dead Trees
“Gaaaaa!” If we sharpen those murdered trees would there be enough to impale every freakin ice-hole who makes a profit from killing the planet with projects like the tarsands? —djo—
Cartoon
Remember Somebody saying “Judge Not -Lest Ye Be Judged?” Think He had insights that maybe there is no justice down here in the smoke and b.s. that has been designed by ice-holes to keep us from realizing our true nature and seizing our true power – God and the Earth and the Natural Universe Give Us Power. Humans take it away with Brutality. Brute Force is Not Power. It is Delusion. GACK- I wish today’s tweets were all boring – we’re freakin way late as it is- —djo—
Monsanto Sux
Clif at Half Past Human dot com is calling them: Mon-SATAN-no or something close to that. —djo—

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Link  * <—<< Link to John Trudell’s amazing speech from ‘Thanksgiving’ 2013 via First Voices Indigenous Radio

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

the formula for civilizations' rise and fall?
“Civiliaztion’s Rise and Fall?” —djo—
"Re Educating" Artists and Dissidents
Is China still sending its Artists and Dissidents to Re-Education camps?
too many cops to pull over a bus?
“How Police intimidate law abiding citizens?” —djo—
Run away screaming
“Yes, Ariana, that is terrifying-” —djo—
totems attack pipeline
NorthWesternFirstNations Art = Totems attack the pipeline. —djo—
LooksLikeTotemPolesToMe
‘Sculpture’ on Burnaby Mountain. —djo—
Sign Solidarity With Ferguson
Sign in Derry, Northern Ireland.
The Panda is correct.
“Panda calls Harper an idiot for selling Canada out to China” —djo—
Cartoon.
“-Almost 20 years ago – I remember the stunned look on reporters from WPKN radio in Bridgeport, CT when they learned that police were taking and smashing cell phones near a protest demonstration, calling them weapons.” —jim w—
2 visions of the future
“At a low point in the 1990’s I started writing a story in which the Earth/Dimension we know and love split in two with most of the trees, bees and plants that give us food and shelter and oxygen, as well as the domestic and farm animals walked into perenial springtime and brought positive people with them, the nasties, the power crazy, the negative people all fell into a separate dimension/parallel world that immediately became a nuclear winter.” —jim w—
Malcolm X Quote
Malcolm X was murdered because he believed that the races could get along co-exist and co-prosper. Bad guys did not like that idea. They want to Divide & Conquer. —djo—

{ “Stephen Lewis roars once more in takedown of the Harper government: Newspaper Article from the Toronto Star:  *  Link  * }

Hong Kong Students risk future to show support for democratic reforms
& Don’t forget Hong Kong
Wow
Palestinians show support for Ferguson, Missouri.

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WikiLeaks
-Julian Assange’s Whistleblower Foundation has new members- Whistleblowers in general are peole who subscribe to higher standards of ethics and morality than their bosses or supervisors or government authoritarian types and are usually shocked to find out that lots of people do not back them up when they seek help because they’ve reported an injustice, or worse- and been ‘rewarded by being fired or even charged with crimes against corporations that the ‘justice system’, instead of locking up the bad guys, turns out to be protecting from the good guys, Constables got their start as enforcers for corrupt officials, corrupt ‘Nobles’ and ‘Royals’. When ‘serve and protect becomes law enforcement- that’s bad news for everybody.   —djo—

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

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

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

{ -jda-‘s NaBloPoMo entry disappeared from the list. & Jim’s NaNoWriMo Novel hads gone over90,000 words as of November 19th. }

{ Don’t know how many new tweets since late last night. We crashed.  Medium but poignant Traffic? in the ‘Tweet-us-sphere’  —djo— }

Recent earthquakes in Alberta linked to fracking: study  {  }

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

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

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Lead Articles: Today’s Theme?: “Tell me something Positive!”

What drives so many young adults to believe they need to be armed to the teeth and ready to kill enemies that may be dressed as police?  ;

What kind of social pressures would drive a 14 year old and a 12 year old to want to steal somebody else’s baby? ;

‘Information is Power’ and your government wants it all. When you are the enemy-‘ They’ are not your government. Send them packing. ;

& – In the shell game of life, when they point to the sky, where are their free hands? –

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Support Harrassed and Abused Students Today. Make Amanda Todd’s Life Count!  ;

If Tim Hortons and Burger King Serve GMO doo-doo Let them go Bankrupt ;

Open Your Ears and Heart to the Message of “Hands Up” and “I Can’t Breathe”- Know the Perils of Living in a Police State While Being Visible ;

& – Burn Your Paper Money. Deal With Farmers and Others The Old Fashioned Way Fupp the Money Changers –

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 >>—->  We Are All One Spirit  <—-<<

imagine peace tower
“Imagine Peace Tower” Thank you, -John Lennon- —djo—
Yoko
@yokoono * Link to a song on YouTube *

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white deer
White Deer? We were accused of trying to pass a goat off as a deer in New Brunswick.
Victim
“Ariana Ducks”

“Offbeat”

Hockey player ‘meows’ 7 times during mid-game interview  {  }

Christopher Walken’s sublime performance in NBC’s #PeterPanLive hits fever pitch online  {  }

N.W.T. judge says accused using urinal next to him was ‘completely inappropriate’  { * Next time, pee your pants? *  —djo— }

DNA co-discoverer’s Nobel medal sells for record price at auction {   }

MIT researchers design battery powered cheetah robot   {   }

===Recently: >>—>

Polar bears’ stinky feet may help attract mates: study  {  }

Disruptive emotional-support pig ordered off commercial flight   {   }

‘He’s just barking in your face’: Would-be police dog fired for poor performance   {  }

Man’s toilet explodes while city crew cleans sewers   {   }

Underwater robot measuring Antarctic sea ice a ‘huge step’   {   }

Felines hit the catwalk at Supreme Cat Show   {   }

Students develop app that rewards you for ignoring your phone in social situations   {   }

 

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Electric Vehicle at charging station
New Electric Vehicle at a charging station

“Most Viewed”

Justin Bourque had [survival] ‘kit’ ready the night of Mountie shootings  {   }

Attempted baby snatching: Boy, 14, and girl, 12, charged   {   }

Mexx goes bankrupt, affecting 95 Canadian stores   {   }

‘Calgary’s Worst Driver’ YouTube video spurs police investigation {   }

Death of [Orca] J-32 troubling, say scientists  {   }

2 carjackings and chases halted by police in Metro Vancouver   {   }

Canada Revenue Agency goes after ailing B.C. senior for $12K  {   }

Amanda Todd stood up to stalker in Facebook conversation  {   }

Canada lost 10,000 jobs in November {   }

L.A. police investigate claim of Bill Cosby sexual assault  {   }

-13 photo slide show- Typhoon Hagupit: Phillipines scrambles to prepare   {  }

-Blog- Hockey player ‘meows’ 7 times during interview in reference to Super Troopers  {    }

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Polytechnique shooting remark sparks Peter MacKay, Tom Mulcair spat   { * Not long after the Polytechnique massacre I heard about a ‘Canadian study’ that found that mass murderers had all been humiliated in public just before they lost control and went on a killing spree.  I tried to remind several different media outlets / television reporters etc. about this as more and more of these horrendous incidents made front page / leading article status. Lately this seems to have been ‘swept under the rug’ in the pursuit of sensationalism. *  —djo—  }

 

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Hands Up - I Can't Breathe!
“I can’t breathe!”

Other:

‘I Can’t breathe’: Protests continue in U.S. over police chokehold death decision {   }

‘Affront to his dignity’ Judge apologizes for inmate’s naked video court appearance   {   }

The surprising 50-year legacy of ‘Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer’   {   }

Prostitution law comes into force on day of action on violence again women   {   }

Loonie drops to 5-year low as Canada loses 10,000 jobs in November   {  }

Cat and dog flea treatments can be toxic to pets, humans   {   }

Liberals hire human rights lawyer to probe harassment allegations   {   }

Why it’s so rare for people to intervene in hostile situations   {   }

Canadian vet dillon Hillier aiding Kurdish fight with ISIS, video shows   {   }

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Orion spacecraft takes step on journey to put humans on Mars   { * Can we send all the evil ice-holes who think they have a right to tell the rest of us what we should do during every micro-millisecond of our lives? *  —djo—  }

How to make long distance space travel happen   { * There is some evidence that spending more than two weeks outside of the Earth’s magnetic field with permanently erase every memory in your brain. Do you want to volunteer to try to prove or disprove that for us? *  —djo— }

Milkweed touted as oil-spill super-sucker — with butterfly benefits   {   }

Video of women fighting off harassers shocks India   {   }

-Go Public- 1-800 charges linked to company accused of targeting seniors   {   }

Cancer cured by medicine man, First Nations man says   {   }

German woman attacked after defending teen girls may get posthumus medal  {   }

Boys, 9 and 11, buried by snowplow survived 7 hours in air pocket  {   }

===  And:  Daily Stuff ===

-Must Watch- India bus attack   {   }

-Must Watch- Sailing boat crash  {   }

-Must Watch- Orion splashdown   {   }

-Editor’s Pick- Debt: Cheaper oil a threat to green energy: Don Pittis  { * People with functioning brains a threat to the Oil Industry: —djo— *  }

-Editor’s Pick- REmembering Nelson Mandela   {  }

-Editor’s Pick- Debt: How to use it and not abuse it   {  * “Nobody’s credit is as good as his or her cash” <—<< Old Salada Tea Bag saying. *  —djo— }

 

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“Local / New Brunswick”

Missing woman
“Missing Saint-Andre [woman]”
mother
“Fredericton Mother”

Fredericton mother unhappy with Revenue Canada Agency  { * A lot of people should be unhappy with all income tax agegencies. *  —djo—  }

Justin Bourque had [survival] ‘kit’ ready the night of Mountie shootings  {   }

Woodstock family unhurt as fire destroys home  {   }

Eastport breakwater collapse injures man, damages boats  {   }

$73M in community funding, equalization grants announced  {   }

Liberal pledge of 5,000 jobs comes with caveat {   }

Christmas comes early with $100K lotto win for Saint John coworkers    {   }

New Brunswick hit with more power outages    {   }

mother and daughter
Mother and daughter in Fredericton

Bulk produce program growing in Saint John  {   }

FHS dress code protest penalties too harsh, parents say  { * Too many things about public education are too harsh on the students and families, I say.  —djo—  }

Trekkit gets TV deal to show New Brunswick to the world  {   }

Anti-bullying signs hit hockey arenas across New Brunswick  {   }

Youth Feminist President
President of the Fredericton Youth Feminists

FHS dress code protesters suspended for 3 to 5 days    { * And banned from extracurricular activites for 1 year. *  —djo—  }

New Brunswickers losing faith in electrical grid  {   }

-Wednesday- Mild weather for New Brunswick ahead of nor’easter    { * Ack! Environment Canada says to expect 15 to 25 cm of snow late Wednesday into Thursday. *  —jim W— *** P.S. I measured about 12 inches / 30 cm in our driveway at about 8 am on Thursday, the 27th.  ***  —jim w— }

Bathurst hopes to attract Atlanticade motorcycle festival  {   }

$25M lottery ticket claimed in Fredericton  {   }

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Cartoon
Lots of Pollution, Lots of Oil Company Profits, The Promised “Lots of Jobs” is a pile of bull chips. —djo—

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AFN Candidates
Assembly of First Nations candidates.

“First Nations”

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

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

Winnipeg police to make missing, murdered women cases a priority  {  }

Cree youth walk nearly 600K protesting against uranium extraction  {  }

First Nation sues Manitoba government over Bipole III [‘hydro’/electricity transmission] route  {  }

Boyle Street helps reunite aboriginals with lost treaty cards  {  }

Yukon MP Ryan Leef defends aboriginal affairs minister  {  }

Pasloski wants Valcourt to ‘correct the record’ on self-government  {  }

Artcirq’s Joey Ammaq, 25, victim in suspicious death in Igloolik, Nunavut  {  }

Fort William First Nation gas prices tumble below $1 per litre  { * If oil companies and politicians were honest, gasoline would cost less than twenty five cents per litre. *  —djo— }

49 First Nations miss latest deadline ro reveal financial reports  { * Almost every government in the ‘free world’ knows how to hide their real income. Tax revenue is less than 1/3 of what they take in. Hold their feet to the fire. Investigate: *  CAFR1.com  <—<< Link  *  —djo— }

Alleged racist comment spurs Maskwacis teen to speak out  { * A 15-year-old [First Nations] [woman] is speaking out against racism in her community after she and her family were refused service in a bowling alley in Wetaskin, Alberta *  —djo— }

NunatuKavut celebrating after Muskrat Falls injunction thrown out  {  }

-Audio- Yukon Premier Darrell Pasloski defends amendments to Bill S-6  {  }

-Exclusive- Edmonton police officer Mike Wasylyshen promoted despite criminal record  {  }

Bernard Valcourt maintains Yukon First Nations are not government  {  }

Winnipeg family grateful for new home  {  }

Rankin Inlet dump scavenging controversy continues   {  }

Nunavik Inuit say ‘No’ to uranium mining  {  }

‘No timeline’: Premier Gold delay upsets Geraldton homeowners  {  }

The realities of poverty  {  }

Aboriginal gravesites halt $40M development plan in Abbotsford  {  }

Leona Aglukkaq admits reading newspaper was a ‘bad idea’ during question period  {  }

-Video- Haida group animates pipeline opposition using stop morion and music  {  }

Loretta Saunders scholarship recipient pays it forward  {  }

-Documents- ‘Sixties Scoop’ case moves forward as class action lawsuit  {  }

Number of aboriginal women behind bars doesn’t shock ex-inmate  {  }

Yukon College aims to better support First Nations students  {  }

Ottawa trip on Bill S-6 ends in insult to Yukon First Nations  {  }

Yukon miners fear ‘uncertainty’ following Peel decision   {  }

-Video- First Nations Financial Transparency Act  {  }

 

===== Older Stuff we think may be important: =====

Big spike in aboriginal women behind bars, study finds  {  }

Bill S-6 turmoil having ‘negative impact’ on industry: Casino Mining  {  }

Tina Fontaine’s family facing first Christmas without teen  {  }

First Nation in B.C. sets out tougher rules for mining in its territory  {  }

N.W.T. chiefs salaries proves modest under Transparency Act  {  }

-Video- Arctic explorer Vilhalmur Stefansson ‘comes to life’ in Yellowknife  {  }

‘Greenpeace dropout’ Patrick Moore defends Kinder Morgan pileline  {  }

Peel watershed: Yukon court strikes down government land use plan  {  }

Aboriginal gravesites halt $40M development plan in Abbotsford  {  }

-9 Photos- Unreserved: November 29  {  }

Members of Opaskwayak Cree Nation protest reserve’s debt  {  }

Aboriginal right to refuse chemotherapy for child spurs debate  {  }

Yukon chiefs to meet Bernard Vlcourt on Bill S-6  {  }

Aboriginal right to refuse chemotherapy for child spurs debate  {  }

Unreserved: Cowboys and Indians, Mohawk Girls and sacred fires  {  }

Leona Aglukkaq considers legal action against Rankin Inlet deputy mayor  {  }

Manitoba First Nation to get apology from premier for Jenpeg dam harm  {  }

A Tribe Called Red releases provacative song for American Thanksgiving  {  }

Mi’kmaq Confederacy clarifies rold in online gaming plan  {  }

Sioux Lookout council encouraged to be more ‘culturally aware’  {  }

-Opinion- Financial reporting for First Nations: transparency or witch hunt?  {  }

Study shows oilsands tailings ponds releasing toxic chemicals into air  {  }

52 First Nations risk losing funding for not complying with transparency law  {  }

-Review- Fabric of the Sky a powerful residential school survivor’s story  {  }

Indigenous video game designer takes stand against Custer’s Revenge  {  }

Mint’s new $5 coin features work by Cree artist Tim Whiskeychan  {  }

First Nations mistrust health system, Dalhousie researchers say  {  }

First Nations to ‘resist’ complying with financial transparency act  {  }

Students forced to sit quiet after mental health services march  {  }

Northern Quebec Cree start 850 km trek to protest against uranium mining  {  }

Nisga’a Nation signs LNG pipeline benefits deal with B.C.  {  }

Kashechewan students get extra teachers at Kapuskasing facility  {  }

-Opinion- Bill S-6 is a fundamental violation of the modern day Uukon treaty relationship  {

-Opinion- ‘Am I Next?’ campaign hits home with Fredericton student  {  }

Child advocatges want fewer aboriginal children in child welfare  {  }

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>>>———> { —jda— has kindly ‘built us’ an archives page for “First Nations/Indigenous” headlines we thought were important to keep around, maybe too long.  —djo— }<———<<<

{ We have moved a lot of headlines related to First Nations / Indigenous issues to a Page >>>———>  http://www.aerendel.org/wp03/?page_id=340  <———<<< on —jda—‘s blog   —djo— }

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Vancouver voters elect largest Green caucus in Canadian History  {  }

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{ Other stuff, More personal background about who we are and why we do this: }

{ Jim W went over 50,000 words at NaNOWriMo On Tuesday, November 11th — He was pronounced a winner early on the morning of the 22nd with over 100,000 words typed, and verified through their word counting app. His latest word count is now = 130,222 words and still growing. & He has signed up on “Tablo” Where he has begun uploading his NaNoWriMo novel one chapter at a time. & We really are trying to trim away stuff that maybe has been here too long. Trouble is, we think toomuch of it may be important.  Maybe we’ll copy and paste today’s stuff in several places on several newsy blogs and try to start with a fresh ‘blank page’ tomorrow of Monday?  —djo— }

=====   {  Message copied and pasted from email on  November 25th: ———jda—— }

Re: Radio: Tuesday, November 25th, 2014  -( +14°C / 57°F & There has been sunlight and interesting shadows @ 3:00 pm in Atlantic Canada )-

– After facebook contact with a good friend from WPKN radio, where I used to hang out, in Bridgeport, Connecticut, about 50 miles from NYC, I wiggled a few wires and got the speakers back at something like peak sound and listened to a couple things.  – But I have to tell you, an airing of last year’s Thanksgiving (U.S. dates) program from First Voices Indigenous Radio knocked me out. It was that good. Tiokasin Ghosthorse played a recording of John Trudell of the Dakota Nation from Thanksgiving 1980. He talks about the difference between real power and brutality, and described the tactics that corporate amerika uses to convince good people that it’s hopeless to try to resist their ‘progress’ as they enslave and exploit us all. John Trudell also tells us that if we are true to the earth, the Earth will protect us.

This is an amazing talk and if this link works, I will encourage everybody to listen to it- *  Link  * you will have to open the page and click on “First Voices Indigenous Radio November 21, 2013 [dot] mp3. –  It should be more than worth listening to.

~~~~~ ———Jim W———

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{ From a tweet:  Huffington Post: “A Tribe Called Red’s Thanksgiving Track is Tougher to Swallow Than Turkey And Stuffing (Video)”  *  Link  *  —djo— }

===== From ENENews -Energy News-  ‘Special Alert’ Issued: A sinkhole has opened beneath a dam in Tennessee and sediment is seeping from the riverbed below the dam — Upstream from a Nuclear Power Plant.   *  Link  *  =====

Lions looking at industrial pollution

===== From the “International Business Times”  — “Anonymous Hackers Threaten Canadian Police, Alleging ‘Swatting’ Suspect Was Framed”  —  *  Link  *  { * Consider the source *  —djo— } =====

{ From @democracynow “We can reduce the prison population by 50% in the next 6-7 years if we just demand greater justice”   *  Link  *   the link might be more interesting than the above quote.   —djo— }

Privacy Breakthrough?
-Polaris, “Let’s Encrypt” Will mean more ubiquitous Web Encryption and Privacy- Article below:

{ – The state of Internet security and infrastructure has been rapidly changing of late in response to concerns about online privacy and security (i.e., surveillance revelations and extensive security breaches), and a series of announcements over the past several days have put a lot of momentum behind possible solutions.

Most recently, Mozilla and the Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF) announced “Let’s Encrypt,” their collaboration with Cisco, Akamai, IdenTrust, and researchers at the University of Michigan in attempt to take the first big step towards a more universally secure Internet. One of the biggest weaknesses in the underlying architecture of the web as it exists currently is the highly bureaucratic and complex (not to mention costly) system required for websites to obtain and deploy the SSL/TSL certificates needed to protect your web surfing experience (these are the basic pieces of information that allow the little lock icon to work in your browser, signaling your session is private and secure). “Let’s Encrypt” will extend these digital certificates to all websites by starting an easy-to-use and free-of-charge certificate authority that issues them; this means that web encryption will not just be available to big players like banking services or email providers, but will set a much higher bar for Internet security across all websites, regardless of their ability to pay for a certificate or properly install it.

We are strong, adamant supporters of this initiative and are excitedly awaiting it’s unveiling in 2015 under a new nonprofit called the Internet Security Research Group (ISRG).

In addition to this, Mozilla announced it’s own strategic privacy initiative in collaboration the Tor Project and CDT. We’ll be consulting “on privacy technology, open standards, and future product collaborations” with the open-source browser to help it more effectively and appropriately bring privacy features into its products. “We want to accelerate pragmatic and user-focused advances in privacy technology for the Web, giving users more control, awareness and protection in their Web experiences,” the company explained via its privacy blog. – We believe in the possibilities that privacy innovations could make possible, and are excited and honored to be a part of the process. – What do these changes mean for the short- and long- term future of the security of the Internet? – There will soon be no excuses for not baking encryption into web services, and in turn, consumer privacy and protection into the tools we use to navigate the digital highway.  – }

Anti-Spyware Software released free.
“Free software program Detekt can find spyware on your PC.”

{ – A free tool released Thursday allows users to scan their computers for surveillance malware that has been used to spy on journalists and activists. – The open source tool Detekt is being released in partnership with human rights group Amnesty International, German digital rights group Digitale Gesellschaft, the Electronic Frontier Foundation and Privacy International.

– “Our ultimate aim is for human rights defenders, journalists and civil society groups to be able to carry out their legitimate work without fear of surveillance, harassment, intimidation, arrest or torture,” Amnesty International said in an online posting introducing Detekt. – Whistleblower Edward Snowden exposed the extent of government surveillance on activists and citizens. Amnesty said it is concerned about a chill on human rights activists and journalists, especially those in repressive countries, because of such surveillance.

– Detekt scans Windows-based computers for common surveillance tools used in spying on activists. Those who detect a threat on their computer can then take steps to remove it. – The software developers warn that there is no guarantee that Detekt will find every bit of spyware, as new technology is continually being developed. – “Beware that it is possible that Detekt may not successfully detect the most recent versions of those malware families,” the developers wrote on the site resistsurveillance.org, which introduces Detekt. – “Indeed, some of them will likely be updated in response to this release in order to remove or change the patterns that we identified. In addition, there may be existing versions of malware, from these families or from other providers, which are not detected by this tool. If Detekt does not find anything, this unfortunately cannot be considered a clean bill of health.” – Commercial entities have developed and sold surveillance tools that read emails and instant messaging conversations, listen in on Skype calls and remotely control a computer’s camera and microphone and sold them around the world. – There is no regulation against these technologies being used by repressive governments, Amnesty says, estimating the market for surveillance software at $5 billion US a year. – “European and American companies have been quietly selling surveillance equipment and software to countries across the world that persistently commit serious human rights violations,” it said. – Amnesty is urging governments to take action to stop the spread of spyware and calls on industry to consider the human rights records of countries where it sells such software. – Targeted surveillance is only legitimate when it is based on suspicion of criminal activity and backed up by a legal order, the group said.  –  —djo— }

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

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

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

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-Archived?:-

Obesity’s global cost hits $2 trillion a year, report suggests    { * Monsanto’s GMO food is probably the leading cause of the ‘obesity epidemic’ Don’t make me repeat the idea that public evisceration would probably not be a cruel or unusual punishment for all Monsanto’s executives, considering what they have unleashed on the population of this planet. Monsanto execs on one side of a very long street and Oil company execs on the other, and Fracking advocates down the middle? *  —djo—  }

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

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

=== Older Stuff: ===

‘Walk into freedom’: Murder charges withdrawn after Toronto man’s 12 years in prison  { * The case had one witness who said one of the killers had dreadlocks, police found some hair in one suspect’s home, said that was evidence that he’d gone home and cut his hair after the crime. After fighting for too many years, the lawyer got access to the hair, which turned out to be beard hair, and still had to battle the ‘old boys club’ who tried to delay and deny every request made, finally, the truth did set the wrongfully convicted man free. *  —djo—   }

-Updated- Veterans funding not as advertised, opposition MPs say  {   }

Veterans face too many barriers to mental-health help, auditor general says  {   }

‘Consumers deserve the truth’: Water-heater firm fined $7M for unfair sales tactics  {   }

Conservative trap to ensnare Liberal candidate ends up embarassing Tories  {   }

– ‘What else are they doing wrong?’ artists wonder of Revenue Canada  { * The short answer? believing the propagandist liars who tell them that the government needs tax money to offer any kind of services to the people it wants to keep down under their thumbs – They have income streams they reallllly don’t want you to know about.  Demand the truth now!  *  Link to CAFR1 dot com  *  —djo—  }

PTSD and danger among deterrents to visible minorities joining military  {   }

-Analysis- Question authority? Not if you are black in America: Neil Macdonald  {   }

Coke plans to start making fancy milk — for twice the price  { * If it’s genetically modified, it’s poison. *  —djo—  }

Law can protect social media users who blindly consent to terms of service  {   }

-Photos- Police rules of engagement around the world  {   }

Cheaper smartphones gain popularity among consumers  {   }

-Exclusive- Who are the most wanted extremists in Canada?  { * Should we list those in the Prime Minister’s Office? *  —djo—  }

Military mental health research gets funding boost  { * I think the $10 million for research pales in comparison to the $750 million the current Conservative Government spent over 9 years in partisan [ propaganda ] ads on television. *  —djo—  }

Adults, kids cross police line at Kinder Morgan protests  { * One tweet today: “The RCMP just arrested two eleven year olds at Burnaby Mountain, I feel safer already.” *  —djo— }

WestJet can’t ‘pass the buck’ on lost baggage anymore  {   }

Winnie the Pooh spanked by Polish council for not wearing pants  {   }

After 40 years in prison, 2 men exonerated, set free in Cleveland killing  {   }

Gender gouging: Women often pay more than men  {   }

-Special Report- Would you know what to do if someone told you they were raped?   { *  Link  * } }

-Analysis- Gobal corruption a bigger scourge than than terrorism: Brian Stewart  { *  Link to the CBC article.  * *** And The whole idea behind our ‘modern’ system of ‘banking’ is probably the most corrupt ‘system’ in this world. ***  —djo—  }

-Updated- Supreme Court to hear landmark case for Métis and non-status Indians  {  }

 

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{ My friends in the U.S. tell me I’m lucky to be in Canada. They are usually correct.  —jim w— }

But are the liberals any better?
‘Conservative Math’ = “Just doesn’t add up”  — But the Liberals don’t have a flawless track record either —  —djo—
Mexican Proverb
Another nice quote from the anti- #KinderMorgan protesters in British Columbia. —djo—

 

{ 10:11 pm EST — We are Ready to Rock and Roll — Jim W is filling in for —jda—  & Thanks again for your help, Jim W, and  “—jda—“     ———djo——— }

Friday, 28 November, 2014 – News & Headlines:

Friday, 28 November, 2014  -( 20˚F / -7˚C –  & cloudy @ 9:30  pm near Ithaca )-  -( 19˚F / -7˚C –  cloudy & dark @ 10:30 pm Closer to Halifax —jim w—)-   —  { Headlines compiled by douglas j otterson & jim wellington, with help from —jda— } 

{ 1549 New tweets since 9 pm yesterday – & It just might be National something or other day, but nobody tells me these things –  —djo— }

{ —jda—‘s blog disappeared from the list of NaBloPoMo blogs on the only official page he knows about — & Jim W went over 50,000 words at NaNOWriMo On Tuesday, November 11th — He was pronounced a winner early on the morning of the 22nd with over 100,000 words typed, and copied and pasted into their word count checking application. Monday he began mourning for a family pet and might have only typed a couple paragraphs since, but the word count now = 117,652 words and still growing. & We really are trying to trim away stuff that maybe has been here too long. Trouble is, we think toomuch of it may be important.  Maybe we’ll copy and paste today’s stuff in several places on several newsy blogs and try to start with a fresh ‘blank page’ tomorrow of Monday?  —djo— }

— “Other Media” :  —

Electric Car with "No Piplelines Needed" sign.
“Electric Car joins Burnaby Mountain Demonstrators” —djo—
Cartoon
Lots of Pollution, Lots of Oil Company Profits, The Promised “Lots of Jobs” is a pile of bull chips. —djo—
Oil sands = toxic
The CBC Info ‏ @RadioCanadaInfo 2h2 hours ago tar sands: the basins make the air more toxic, said a study http://ici.radio-canada.ca/regions/alberta/2014/11/27/005-sables-bitumineux-pollution-rejets-toxiques-etude.shtml —djo—

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Link  * <—<< Link to John Trudell’s amazing speech from ‘Thanksgiving’ 2013 via First Voices Indigenous Radio

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=====   {  Message copied and pasted from email on  November 25th: ———jda—— }

Re: Radio: Tuesday, November 25th, 2014  -( +14°C / 57°F & There has been sunlight and interesting shadows @ 3:00 pm in Atlantic Canada )-

– After facebook contact with a good friend from WPKN radio, where I used to hang out, in Bridgeport, Connecticut, about 50 miles from NYC, I wiggled a few wires and got the speakers back at something like peak sound and listened to a couple things.  – But I have to tell you, an airing of last year’s Thanksgiving (U.S. dates) program from First Voices Indigenous Radio knocked me out. It was that good. Tiokasin Ghosthorse played a recording of John Trudell of the Dakota Nation from Thanksgiving 1980. He talks about the difference between real power and brutality, and described the tactics that corporate amerika uses to convince good people that it’s hopeless to try to resist their ‘progress’ as they enslave and exploit us all. John Trudell also tells us that if we are true to the earth, the Earth will protect us.

This is an amazing talk and if this link works, I will encourage everybody to listen to it- *  Link  * you will have to open the page and click on “First Voices Indigenous Radio November 21, 2013 [dot] mp3. –  It should be more than worth listening to.

~~~~~ ———Jim W———

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Small Victory for anti Kinder Morgan protesters?
Judge in B.C. dismisses contempt charges aimed at Burnaby Mountain Protesters

{ From a tweet:  Huffington Post: “A Tribe Called Red’s Thanksgiving Track is Tougher to Swallow Than Turkey And Stuffing (Video)”  *  Link  *  —djo— }

Tweet
– Go get ’em Rick! – Jim W said the ‘Tories’ got in big trouble a couple years ago for showing up at photo ops, presenting oversized government checks for local gov’t projects with “Conservative Party of Canada” as the payer. —djo—

===== From ENENews -Energy News-  ‘Special Alert’ Issued: A sinkhole has opened beneath a dam in Tennessee and sediment is seeping from the riverbed below the dam — Upstream from a Nuclear Power Plant.   *  Link  *  =====

Lions looking at industrial pollution
Retweeted by fr0g5 from @EI_Ocean. Humans do not have to do this. We should know better. —djo—

===== From the “International Business Times”  — “Anonymous Hackers Threaten Canadian Police, Alleging ‘Swatting’ Suspect Was Framed”  —  *  Link  *  { * Consider the source *  —djo— } =====

{ From @democracynow “We can reduce the prison population by 50% in the next 6-7 years if we just demand greater justice”   *  Link  *   the link might be more interesting than the above quote.   —djo— }

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

Los Angeles, California #Ferguson Protest surrounded
Friday, November 28th, #Ferguson Protest in Los Angeles surrounded by LAPD.  1Replay said “Good! Arrest the all”
2 visions of the future
“At a low point in the 1990’s I started writing a story in which the Earth/Dimension we know and love split in two with most of the trees, bees and plants that give us food and shelter and oxygen, as well as the domestic and farm animals walked into perenial springtime and brought positive people with them, the nasties, the power crazy, the negative people all fell into a separate dimension/parallel world that immediately became a nuclear winter.” —jim w—
inconsistenceies
— Anybody play the guy’s interviews through a voice stress analyzer? — —djo—
2 tweets
Miami – With a Note against censorship on the web above.
FergusonSolidarityAlive in Canada
Ferguson Demonstrations in Toronto and Ottawa – Canada
Montreal
Montreal Candlelight Vigil in solidarity with Ferguson  –  Another tweet says there were over 1,000 at the Ferguson Solidarity #manifencours/#demonstration
Malcolm X Quote
Malcolm X was murdered because he believed that the races could get along co-exist and co-prosper. Bad guys did not like that idea. They want to Divide & Conquer. —djo—

{ “Stephen Lewis roars once more in takedown of the Harper government: Newspaper Article from the Toronto Star:  *  Link  * }

Hong Kong Students risk future to show support for democratic reforms
& Don’t forget Hong Kong
Wow
Palestinians show support for Ferguson, Missouri.
Doug Comment
2014-nov-26-3:15 pm: Doug’s sent one original message, and retweeted 2, commented on one- there may be hope for him yet. no, he ain’t no luddite, he works w/computers and anything more might be overkill  —jda—
Schnarr
The Saint John, New Brunswick, city council debated the Energy East Pipeline, asked two protesters present to lower their anti-pipelin signs, later voted 9-0 in favor of declaring the pipeline “In the best interest of the citizens”.

{ My friends in the U.S. tell me I’m lucky to be in Canada. They are usually correct.  —jim w— }

But are the liberals any better?
‘Conservative Math’ = “Just doesn’t add up”  — But the Liberals don’t have a flawless track record either —  —djo—
Mexican Proverb
Another nice quote from the anti- #KinderMorgan protesters in British Columbia. —djo—
Civil Disobedience vs unjust laws.
Nice quote from someone the corporate terrorists want you to believe is more dangerous than they are. —djo— The above quote was tweeted on Friday the 21st and retweeted by fr0g5 on Saturday, along with @MikeHudema’s “#KinderMorgan starts drilling as protests & arrests grow on #burnabymountain: ”  —djo—
Privacy Breakthrough?
-Polaris, “Let’s Encrypt” Will mean more ubiquitous Web Encryption and Privacy- Article below:

{ – The state of Internet security and infrastructure has been rapidly changing of late in response to concerns about online privacy and security (i.e., surveillance revelations and extensive security breaches), and a series of announcements over the past several days have put a lot of momentum behind possible solutions.

Most recently, Mozilla and the Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF) announced “Let’s Encrypt,” their collaboration with Cisco, Akamai, IdenTrust, and researchers at the University of Michigan in attempt to take the first big step towards a more universally secure Internet. One of the biggest weaknesses in the underlying architecture of the web as it exists currently is the highly bureaucratic and complex (not to mention costly) system required for websites to obtain and deploy the SSL/TSL certificates needed to protect your web surfing experience (these are the basic pieces of information that allow the little lock icon to work in your browser, signaling your session is private and secure). “Let’s Encrypt” will extend these digital certificates to all websites by starting an easy-to-use and free-of-charge certificate authority that issues them; this means that web encryption will not just be available to big players like banking services or email providers, but will set a much higher bar for Internet security across all websites, regardless of their ability to pay for a certificate or properly install it.

We are strong, adamant supporters of this initiative and are excitedly awaiting it’s unveiling in 2015 under a new nonprofit called the Internet Security Research Group (ISRG).

In addition to this, Mozilla announced it’s own strategic privacy initiative in collaboration the Tor Project and CDT. We’ll be consulting “on privacy technology, open standards, and future product collaborations” with the open-source browser to help it more effectively and appropriately bring privacy features into its products. “We want to accelerate pragmatic and user-focused advances in privacy technology for the Web, giving users more control, awareness and protection in their Web experiences,” the company explained via its privacy blog. – We believe in the possibilities that privacy innovations could make possible, and are excited and honored to be a part of the process. – What do these changes mean for the short- and long- term future of the security of the Internet? – There will soon be no excuses for not baking encryption into web services, and in turn, consumer privacy and protection into the tools we use to navigate the digital highway.  – }

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WikiLeaks
-Julian Assange’s Whistleblower Foundation has new members- Whistleblowers in general are peole who subscribe to higher standards of ethics and morality than their bosses or supervisors or government authoritarian types and are usually shocked to find out that lots of people do not back them up when they seek help because they’ve reported an injustice, or worse- and been ‘rewarded by being fired or even charged with crimes against corporations that the ‘justice system’, instead of locking up the bad guys, turns out to be protecting from the good guys, Constables got their start as enforcers for corrupt officials, corrupt ‘Nobles’ and ‘Royals’. When ‘serve and protect becomes law enforcement- that’s bad news for everybody.   —djo—

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

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

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

{ -jda-‘s NaBloPoMo entry disappeared from the list. & Jim’s NaNoWriMo Novel hads gone over90,000 words as of November 19th. }

{ Don’t know how many new tweets since late last night. We crashed.  Medium but poignant Traffic? in the ‘Tweet-us-sphere’  —djo— }

Recent earthquakes in Alberta linked to fracking: study  {  }

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

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

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Lead Articles: Today’s Theme?: “Oooops-“

CBC Managers told of Jian Ghomeshi ‘assault’ allegations back in June  ;

-Video- Ex-pastor accused of murder told police he tried to save drowned wife ;

Kinder Morgan dismantles Burnaby Mountain site ;

& -Photos- Grey Cup 1955 in Vancouver –

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 >>—->  We Are All One Spirit  <—-<<

imagine peace tower
“Imagine Peace Tower” Thank you, -John Lennon- —djo—
Yoko
@yokoono * Link to a song on YouTube *
Anti-Spyware Software released free.
“Free software program Detekt can find spyware on your PC.”

{ – A free tool released Thursday allows users to scan their computers for surveillance malware that has been used to spy on journalists and activists. – The open source tool Detekt is being released in partnership with human rights group Amnesty International, German digital rights group Digitale Gesellschaft, the Electronic Frontier Foundation and Privacy International.

– “Our ultimate aim is for human rights defenders, journalists and civil society groups to be able to carry out their legitimate work without fear of surveillance, harassment, intimidation, arrest or torture,” Amnesty International said in an online posting introducing Detekt. – Whistleblower Edward Snowden exposed the extent of government surveillance on activists and citizens. Amnesty said it is concerned about a chill on human rights activists and journalists, especially those in repressive countries, because of such surveillance.

– Detekt scans Windows-based computers for common surveillance tools used in spying on activists. Those who detect a threat on their computer can then take steps to remove it. – The software developers warn that there is no guarantee that Detekt will find every bit of spyware, as new technology is continually being developed. – “Beware that it is possible that Detekt may not successfully detect the most recent versions of those malware families,” the developers wrote on the site resistsurveillance.org, which introduces Detekt. – “Indeed, some of them will likely be updated in response to this release in order to remove or change the patterns that we identified. In addition, there may be existing versions of malware, from these families or from other providers, which are not detected by this tool. If Detekt does not find anything, this unfortunately cannot be considered a clean bill of health.” – Commercial entities have developed and sold surveillance tools that read emails and instant messaging conversations, listen in on Skype calls and remotely control a computer’s camera and microphone and sold them around the world. – There is no regulation against these technologies being used by repressive governments, Amnesty says, estimating the market for surveillance software at $5 billion US a year. – “European and American companies have been quietly selling surveillance equipment and software to countries across the world that persistently commit serious human rights violations,” it said. – Amnesty is urging governments to take action to stop the spread of spyware and calls on industry to consider the human rights records of countries where it sells such software. – Targeted surveillance is only legitimate when it is based on suspicion of criminal activity and backed up by a legal order, the group said.  –  —djo— }

 

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white deer
White Deer? We were accused of trying to pass a goat off as a deer in New Brunswick.

 

 

 

 

Quack Quack.
“Dawn of the Ducks”?

“Offbeat”

Dawn of the Ducks: Quacking invaders a menace to Burin residents   {  }

‘He’s just barking in your face’: Would-be police dog fired for poor performance   {  }

ISS astronauts enjoy Thanksgiving feast  {  }

Obama’s fowl jokes elecit eye-rolling from teen daughters   {  }

Man’s toilet explodes while city crew cleans sewers   {   }

Underwater robot measuring Antarctic sea ice a ‘huge step’   {   }

Felines hit the catwalk at Supreme Cat Show   {   }

Students develop app that rewards you for ignoring your phone in social situations   {   }

===== Greatest recent ‘Offbeat’ hits ===== >>——>

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

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

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

 

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Electric Vehicle at charging station
New Electric Vehicle at a charging station

“Most Viewed”

CBC managers told of Jian Ghomeshi ‘assault’ allegations back in June   { * One man interviewed on CBC News program said he’d been told by Jian Ghomeshi ahead of time that one unhappy ex-girlfriend had threatened to get even with him for something and might try fals allegations – The Manager said he was giving Ghomeshi the benefit of the doubt back then. *  —jim w—  }

Social assistance computer error sees millions paid out by mistake   {  }

HIghway 403 now open: Mudslide leads to day of gridlock and aggravation  {   }

Const. Taylor Robinson suspended for 6 days for shoving woman on Vancouver street  {   }

Black Friday 2014: Surprising fees Canadians pay for shopping online  {   }

Leighton Hay, wrongfully convicted of murder in 2002, walks free   {   }

Kinder Morgan pulls equipment from Burnaby Mountain  {   }

Vaccine alternatives offered by homeopaths ‘irresponsible’   { * ‘Irresponsible’? You mean they’re not bowing down and licking the boots of the corporate fascists who believe they have the right to dictate everything to everybody? *  —djo—  }

Revelstoke’s Bighorn ski chalet named best in the world  {   }

Star Wars: The Force Awakens trailer out today   {   }

-13 photo slide show- Black Friday Frenzy   {  }

-Blog- Controversial 9-year old supermodel Kristina Pimenova is being sexualized, critics say  {    }

 

-Archived?:-

Obesity’s global cost hits $2 trillion a year, report suggests    { * Monsanto’s GMO food is probably the leading cause of the ‘obesity epidemic’ Don’t make me repeat the idea that public evisceration would probably not be a cruel or unusual punishment for all Monsanto’s executives, considering what they have unleashed on the population of this planet. Monsanto execs on one side of a very long street and Oil company execs on the other, and Fracking advocates down the middle? *  —djo—  }

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

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

 

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squirrel
Arctic Ground Squirrel

Other:

‘Walk into freedom’: Murder charges withdrawn after Toronto man’s 12 years in prison  { * The case had one witness who said one of the killers had dreadlocks, police found some hair in one suspect’s home, said that was evidence that he’d gone home and cut his hair after the crime. After fighting for too many years, the lawyer got access to the hair, which turned out to be beard hair, and still had to battle the ‘old boys club’ who tried to delay and deny every request made, finally, the truth did set the wrongfully convicted man free. *  —djo—   }

-New- Trudeau says ‘pro-lifre’ candidate agreed to vote pro-choice if elected in 2015  {   }

-Exclusive- Ontario pays out millions in social assistance by mistake  {   }

-Opinion- ‘This sad. And this is wrong’: Father of #YouKnowHerName victim decries publication ban  {   }

-Updated- Veterans funding not as advertised, opposition MPs say  {   }

-Analysis- Oil price decline could lead to global shocks: Don Pittis  {   }

Nigeria mosque bombing kills 92  {   }

Thalidimide victims invited to Ottawa Monday to talk compensation  {   }

=== Older Stuff: ===

Veterans face too many barriers to mental-health help, auditor general says  {   }

‘Consumers deserve the truth’: Water-heater firm fined $7M for unfair sales tactics  {   }

Conservative trap to ensnare Liberal candidate ends up embarassing Tories  {   }

-New- ‘What else are they doing wrong?’ artists wonder of Revenue Canada  { * The short answer? believing the propagandist liars who tell them that the government needs tax money to offer any kind of services to the people it wants to keep down under their thumbs – They have income streams they reallllly don’t want you to know about.  Demand the truth now!  *  Link to CAFR1 dot com  *  —djo—  }

PTSD and danger among deterrents to visible minorities joining military  {   }

Another deep freeze ahead for most of Canada  {   }

L’Isle-Verte rescue effort was ‘free-for-all’, witness says  {   }

-Analysis- Question authority? Not if you are black in America: Neil Macdonald  {   }

Coke plans to start making fancy milk — for twice the price  { * If it’s genetically modified, it’s poison. *  —djo—  }

Atlantic Canada expects strong winds as nor’easter threatens U.S. Thanksgiving  { * And guess where 2/3 of our newsy blog staff are located? We’re all in the crosshairs, guys.  Gobble Gobble – *  —djo—  }

House prices overvalued in Toronto, Montreal— but not Vancouver  {   }

Law can protect social media users who blindly consent to terms of service  {   }

-Photos- Police rules of engagement around the world  {   }

Cheaper smartphones gain popularity among consumers  {   }

NDP MP who accuses collegue of sex without consent ‘open’ to resolution  {   }

Thalidomide victim calls on Canadian government for compensation  {   }

A pill to drink less? Britain mulls offering drug that takes away the buzz  {   }

‘Panicked’ Toronto Eaton Centre shooter thought he was going to die  {   }

-Exclusive- Who are the most wanted extremists in Canada?  { * Should we list those in the Prime Minister’s Office? *  —djo—  }

Military mental health research gets funding boost  { * I think the $10 million for research pales in comparison to the $750 million the current Conservative Government spent over 9 years in partisan [ propaganda ] ads on television. *  —djo—  }

Adults, kids cross police line at Kinder Morgan protests  { * One tweet today: “The RCMP just arrested two eleven year olds at Burnaby Mountain, I feel safer already.” *  —djo— }

Feds to spend $200M on soldiers’ mental health  {   }

Ferguson on edge as grand jury expected to reconvene Monday  {   }

Bird poop, leaking roofs damaging ‘most important building’ in Manitoba  {   }

3 Ferguson protesters arrested ahead of grand jury decision  {   }

Strong earthquake collapses at least 10 homes in central Japan  {   }

14 injured after suspected gas leak explosion in London luxury hotel  {   }

WestJet can’t ‘pass the buck’ on lost baggage anymore  {   }

Winnie the Pooh spanked by Polish council for not wearing pants  {   }

After 40 years in prison, 2 men exonerated, set free in Cleveland killing  {   }

Gender gouging: Women often pay more than men  {   }

-Special Report- Would you know what to do if someone told you they were raped?   { *  Link  * } }

-Analysis- Gobal corruption a bigger scourge than than terrorism: Brian Stewart  { *  Link to the CBC article.  * *** And The whole idea behind our ‘modern’ system of ‘banking’ is probably the most corrupt ‘system’ in this world. ***  —djo—  }

-Updated- Supreme Court to hear landmark case for Métis and non-status Indians  {  }

===  And:  Daily Stuff ===

-Must Watch- Reaction to the Ferguson, Mo., decision   {   }

-Must Watch- Wrongfully convicted of murder in 2002, Leighton Hay freed   {   }

-Must Watch- Black Friday in Ferguson, MO   {   }

-Editor’s Pick- Bell says positive employee-planted reviews will stop, but critics unsure   {   }

-Editor’s Pick- Baby monitor maker says non-parent expert can’t relate     {  }

-Editor’s Pick- Random act of kindness group overwhelms woman    {   }

===== Keep around for a while? : ===== 

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

-Editor’s Pick- Pornography, kids and sex education: what to do?   { * The article says, “Porn industry is the main sex educator of kids, says child advocate” * What do you think? Maybe somebody with the backing of Medical, Psychological, Ethical, Moral and Legal sensitivity and sensibilities should make a video that shows kids how it’s done, what to look out for and how to avoid problems? -and parents should leave it somewhere where they know the kids will find it and write, “Don’t you dare watch this!” on a sticky note? That might work.  —djo— }

 

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"We Can't Drink Money"
Anti-Fracking sign in Amherst

“Local / New Brunswick”

FHS dress code protesters suspended for 3 to 5 days    { * And banned from extracurricular activites for 1 year. *  —djo—  }

Bathurst hopes to attract Atlanticade motorcycle festival  {   }

Former News 88.9 employees suing Rogers, Newcap  {   }

Youth Feminist President
President of the Fredericton Youth Feminists

Canada’s at risk species failing to improve, study finds  {   }

New Brunswickers losing faith in electrical grid  {   }

-Wednesday- Mild weather for New Brunswick ahead of nor’easter    { * Ack! Environment Canada says to expect 15 to 25 cm of snow late Wednesday into Thursday. *  —jim W— *** P.S. I measured about 12 inches / 30 cm in our driveway at about 8 am on Thursday, the 27th.  ***  —jim w— }

-Monday-Enjoy the warmth, as 15 cm of snow could land later this week  { * 15 Centimeters is about equal to 6 inches. *  —djo—  }

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AFN Candidates
Assembly of First Nations candidates.

“First Nations”

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

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

Leona Aglukkaq considers legal action against Rankin Inlet deputy mayor  {  }

Manitoba First Nation to get apology from premier for Jenpeg dam harm  {  }

A Tribe Called Red releases provacative song for American Thanksgiving  {  }

Mi’kmaq Confederacy clarifies rold in online gaming plan  {  }

Sioux Lookout council encouraged to be more ‘culturally aware’  {  }

-Opinion- Financial reporting for First Nations: transparency or witch hunt?  {  }

Study shows oilsands tailings ponds releasing toxic chemicals into air  {  }

Ottawa police release video in violent home invasion case  {  }

Dylan McManaman, 14, presumed drowned in Sturgeon Falls  {  }

Onion Lake Cree Nation takes Ottawa to court over transparency law  {  }

Selinger government wants to replace federal First Nations band constables  {  }

Family from Long Plain First Nation worried about missing son in Winnipeg  {  }

Human rights complaints settled with 3 members of Sheshatshiu Innu Nation  {  }

52 First Nations risk losing funding for not complying with transparency law  {  }

Crown to seek adult sentence if youth convicted in Rinelle Harper attack  {  }

-Review- Fabric of the Sky a powerful residential school survivor’s story  {  }

RCMP on lookout for suspect after aggravated assault on OCN  {  }

Indigenous video game designer takes stand against Custer’s Revenge  {  }

New Jersey Devil tackles racism in the NHL  {  }

Mint’s new $5 coin features work by Cree artist Tim Whiskeychan  {  }

Northerners react to AG’s Nutrition North findings  {  }

===== From Earlier This Week: =====

Suicide of aboriginal boy sparks call for ‘meaningful action’ {  }

First Nations mistrust health system, Dalhousie researchers say  {  }

-Audio- Addressing challenges in Aboriginal health research  {  }

Racism in the National Hockey League: it’s Ok to talk about it, says Jordin Tootoo  {  }

Alex Van Bibber, Yukon legend, dies at 98  {  }

Popular Winnipeg civic candidates eyefederal, provincial seats  {  }

First Nations to ‘resist’ complying with financial transparency act  {  }

Students forced to sit quiet after mental health services march  {  }

Chris Metallic’s family still searching for missing student  {  }

Kinder Morgan protest: Derek Corrigan urges protesters to stay calm  {  }

Kinder Morgan’s Trans Mountain expansion opposed by island First Nation  {  }

-Audio- M’Chigeeng woman feels ‘punished; in Pet Save adoption  {  }

Nutrition North’s impact on northerners uncertain, auditor general says  {  }

Status of Women Canada approved few projects focused on aboriginal women  {  }

Aboriginal youth tackle jury under-representation at conference  {  }

Innu medical glossary, app to allow better access to health care  {  }

Yukon environment board extends Northern Cross comment deadline  {  }

-Review- The Evolution of Alice rooted in reserve life, but message universal  {  }

Kinder Morgn Protesters: What are their rights?  {  }

Mount Polley mine spill cleanup requires pressing action, says B.C. environment ministry  {  }

Harper earmarks $5.8B for infrastructure, including First Nations schools  {  }

‘Family preservation workers’ a new approach to child protection in Yellowknife  {  }

-Opinion- Conrad Black’s history of Canada: Arrogant, misinformed and disgraceful  {  }

-Unreserved- Starlight tours, diabetes and young indigenous thespians as part of out story  {  }

First Nations artist goes back to traditional diet to beat diabetes  {  }

Mohawk Girls TV series takes edgy look at dating  {  }

Northern Quebec Cree start 850 km trek to protest against uranium mining  {  }

Nisga’a Nation signs LNG pipeline benefits deal with B.C.  {  }

Kashechewan students get extra teachers at Kapuskasing facility  {  }

-Opinion- Bill S-6 is a fundamental violation of the modern day Uukon treaty relationship  {  }

-On The Coast- North Vancouver’s first aboriginal teacher wins national honours  {  }

Homeless man alleges Sudbury police took him on a ‘starlight tour’  {  }

Edmonton-made aboriginal jewelry showcased on APTN’s Blackstone  {  }

Rinelle Harper thanks construction workers who found her  {  }

Chrisma Denny’s family says rumours shes been found are untrue  {  }

Manitoba aboriginal businesses to be featured at gala  {  }

Supreme Court to hear landmark case for off-reserve aboriginal people  {  }

-Opinion- ‘Am I Next?’ campaign hits home with Fredericton student  {  }

-Video- Wab Kinew replaces Jian Ghomeshi as Canada Reads host  {  }

Senate Liberals offer legal arguments for missing, murdered women inquiry  {  }

Homeless to business school: Manitoba student honoured  {  }

Highway of Tears documentary: Q & A with director Mattew Smiley  {  }

-7 Photos- Unreserved: November 15  {  }

Man in custody after shot fired, lockdown in Attawapiskat  {  }

-Go Public- Housing subsidy’s end may leave family of 7 homeless  {  }

Child advocatges want fewer aboriginal children in child welfare  {  }

Siksika, Stoney reserves flood recovery to cost 3 times original estimate  {  }

First Nations Feathers of Hope forum focuses on justice, juries  {  }

$6K to $166K: N.W.T. chiefs salaries vary widely  {  }

-Photos- ‘Healing Journey’ continues for Lutselk’e 25 years later  {  }

Hockey season on ice as Elsipogtog arena awaits funding  {  }

Yukon NDP pushes for united front against Bill S-6  {  }

Buffalo Gals member disturbed by church ban on smudging  {  }

Lawrence Martin’s municipal experience ‘will serve him well’  {  }

Labrador residential school claimants in court today  {  }

-Opinion- In defence of Immanuel Pentecostal Church’s stance on smudging  {  }

First Nations students in Ontario and Alberta failing in literacy, math  {  }

-Opinion- ‘Oh, we are all racists’  {  }

-Photos- Petition to put women on Canadian banknotes draws nearly 50K signatures  {  }

Métis educator Bryanna Scott seeks to build bridges  {  }

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

-Analysis- Mirror, mirror on Winnipeg’s wall  {  }

-Photos- 1st indigenous circumpolar women’s gathering wraps up  {  }

Lawrence Martin elected Mushkegowuk Grand Chief  {  }

No bodies found under barn where Glenna Mae Breckenridge says her dad buried boys  {  }

-Video- Chemotherapy ruling  {  }

‘Little affinity between native spirituality and Christianity’, says pastor  { * Rumours from the spiritual community of Truth Seekers who look beyond dogma believe that ‘Saint Paul’ was a false prophet maneuvered into power by Romans who wanted to control the new ‘Christian’ church, and succeeded. Therefore ‘Little affinity exists between “Modern Christianity” and what Jesus taught us.’ *  —djo— }

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

>>>———> { —jda— has kindly ‘built us’ an archives page for “First Nations/Indigenous” headlines we thought were important to keep around, maybe too long.  —djo— }<———<<<

{ We have moved a lot of headlines related to First Nations / Indigenous issues to a Page >>>———>  http://www.aerendel.org/wp03/?page_id=340  <———<<< on —jda—‘s blog   —djo— }

 

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

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

 

 

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

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

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

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

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

 

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

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

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

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

Vancouver voters elect largest Green caucus in Canadian History  {  }

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{ 10:45 pm EST — We are Ready to Rock and Roll — Jim W is filling in for —jda— while the power is still out in parts of Atlantic Canada  — & Thanks again for your help again, Jim W, and  “—jda—“     ———djo——— }

Wednesday, 05 November, 2014 – News Headlines:

Wednesday, 05 November, 2014  -( 58˚F / +14˚C –  with some bright sun, some clouds  @ 2:15 pm near Ithaca )-  -( 54˚F / +12˚C –  Still messy snow on the ground, mostly grey sky overhead & the moon is already out @ 3:45 pm Closer to Halifax —jda—)-   —  { Headlines compiled by douglas j otterson & jim wellington, with help from —jda— }

— Other Media: —

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

Net neutrality tweet
@ Retweeted: @guardiantech by @fightfortheftr

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

 

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Lead Articles: Today’s Theme?: Sometimes the news is just plain weird?

Scotiabank
Scotiabank

Harassment allegations lead Justin Trudeau to suspend 2 MPs  { * “Liberal Leader Justin Trudeau suspends ethics critic Scott Andrews and Quebec MP Massimo Pacetti from the party’s caucus after two New Democrat MPs alleged they were harassed.” *  —djo—  }

-Analysis- Why Scotiabank is cutting jobs while earning billions: Don Pittis   { * “Scotiabank, Canada’s third-biggest bank and 10th-biggest company, is cutting 1,500 jobs and scaling back on risk. Don Pittis says part of the reason is that it wants to be ready to cope with the uncertainties of the Canadian property market.” *   —djo— }

CBC asks court to dismiss Jian Ghomeshi’s $55M Lawsuit   { * – The CBC asks an Ontario court to dismiss former employee Jian Ghomeshi’s $55-million lawsuit, saying the claim is “without merit and an abuse of the court’s process.” –  * In the U.S. this is what I’ve heard called the ‘scattergun technique’. Most lawyers use this ploy to try to con the judge and/or jury into believing that their opponent doesn’t have a real case. In too many instances it might mean the lawyers are afraid that going through the real legal process might lose them their case. —djo— }

WWI Canadian soldier’s remains identified   {  }

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Pres. Obama
President Obama looking thoughtful?

Wednesday: 05 November, 2014 – “Developing News” Flashing Headlines:

Republicans win midterm majority in U.S. Senate  {  }

Republican senator will push for early Keystone approval   {  }

Ottawa to table bill banning immigration by polygamists   {  }

CBC files papers asking for dismissal of Ghomeshi lawsuit  {  }

Obama says ‘I hear you’ to voters after midterm losses {  }

Trudeau suspends 2 Liberal MPs over misconduct allegations {  }

Liberal leader says party has duty to protect complainants  {  }

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Tom Brokaw with Cell phone
Tom Brokaw’s Cell Phone dings.

“Offbeat”

Tom Brokaw’s phone interrups live election coverage: ‘Yes, I will remember to bring home the milk’  {  }

Sean Avery’s off-Broadway debute derailed by meltdown over pizza  {   }

Jamie Paquin’s Tokyo store thrives selling only Canadian wines    {   }

Marilyn Monroe photo raffled for $5 could fetch $60K   {   }

 

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two guys photos
Liberal MPs involved in Misconduct allegations

“Most Viewed”

Liberal MPs Scott Andrews, Massimo Pacetti suspended from caucus amid harassment allegations   {  }

Jian Ghomeshi lawsuit dismissal sought by CBC  {  }

How Arctic ground squirrels use steroids to bulk up for winter   {  }

WestJet float idea of thinner seats, and more of them   {   }

Why Scotiabank is cutting jobs while earning billions: Don Pittis    {  }

Quebec mask maker helps FBI track down disquised bank robbery suspect   {  }

WWI Canadian soldier’s remains identified   {  }

More workplace allegations made against Jian Ghomeshi   {   }

Stephen Poloz comments on unpaid work raise ire of youth groups  { * Advocates for young workers took Stephen Poloz to task after the Bank of Canada governor recommended that jobless university graduates beef up their resumes by working for free. – Speaking to a House of Commons committee Tuesday, Poloz suggested young Canadians and others struggling to find work should acquire more experience through unpaid internships or volunteering until the country’s hobbled job market picks up. He predicted it would improve over the next two years. – Poloz told the committee that when a young person asks for advice on getting through the tough times, he says, “‘Volunteer to do something which is at least somewhere related to your expertise so that it’s clear that you are gaining some learning experience during that period.”‘ *  —djo— }

Chris Alexander to ban immigrants in polygamous, forced marriages   {   }

-8 photo slide show- Virgin Galactic SpaceShip2 crash site in Mohave Desert   { * & It was announced on television news that investigators ruled out an explosion due to the new experimental fuel mix they were using. *  —jim w—  }

-Blog- #AlexFromTarget: Teens on Twitter turn Target employee into viral sensation  {   }

 

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squirrel
Arctic Ground Squirrel

Other:

CBCNews.ca readers to Stephen Poloz on unpaid work: ‘You first’  { * Hey, I think they’re restoring my faith in young people. 🙂 *  —djo—  }

WestJet floats idea of thinner seats, and more of them   { * & Hey.2 I didn’t think I could lose any more faith in corporations than I already have, but it looks like they’re getting seedier and greedier all the time. 😦  *  —djo—  }

-New- Squirrels on steroids run wild in Canadian Arctic   { * I wonder what an Arctic Squirrel drug pusher looks like. Or, do they have some kind of an arrangement with big pharmaceutical company’s salesmen? *  —djo—  }

-Live- Barack Obama doesn’t have to be a ‘lame-duck’ president   { * Yeah, but if he had any sense, he’d never have wanted to be any kind of President. *  —djo— }

Visa limits on Ebola-affected trevellers need to be justified: WHO to Canada   {  }

Quebec mask maker helps FBI track down disguised bank robbery suspect    {  }

Burger King deal costs take bite out of Tim Hortons profit  { * Should have seen that coming- *  —djo— }

2 arrested after student alleges strangers tried to throw him off Ottawa bridge    {  }

Kinder Morgan lawsuit to stop pipeline protesters gets underway in Vancouver   {  }

Social media helped place flags on Canadian soldiers’ graves in Italy   {  }

Pirate Bay co-founder faces estradition to Sweden from Thailand   {  }

‘Incompatible with Canadian values’ Immigrants in polygamous marriages to be banned   { * Yeah, but, if being incompatible with Canadian values was a crime, most of the Conservative party’s members would be in jail. *  —djo— }

Commons poised to suspend MP Dean Del Mastro in Wednesday vote    {   }

‘The beginning of the long dash’ indicates 75 years of official time on CBC   {  }

Victorious Republicans now focus their ambitions on White House   { * Pay attention: Psychics and professional future projectors say there will not be a presidential election in 2016. *  —djo— }

-Must Watch-  Icons & Idols: Rock n’ Roll auction    { * If they’re auctioning off Rock n’ Roll Idols, can I bid on Linda Ronstadt? I might not be able to treat her to top of the line everything like she deserves, and she might find it really creepy, but she’d know her songs really touched somebody, deeply. *  —djo— }

-Must Watch- Sleek solar car designs on exhibit    { * “Competitors from around the world show off their sola-powered vehicles afhead of the 2014 Atacama Solar Challenge desert race in Chile.” *  —djo—  }

-Must Watch- North Korea art exhibit   { * “North Korean embassy in London showcses oil pointings from the Mansudae Art Studio in Pyongyang.” *  —djo—  }

-Editor’s Pick- Show us how you will remember    { * “Be a part of special coverage on CBC News Network and online” – The show a photo of several veterans wearing their medals on Remembrance Day *  —djo—   }

-Editor’s Pick- Want a free trip around the world?    { * “If your name is Elizabeth Gallagher, you are in luck.” – A young Canadian bought two tickets to circle the globe, then his girl friend broke up with him. It’s cheaper and easier for him to give the ticket away to somebody with her name than get the name changed, or follow other options. You’d need a Canadian Passport, and do not necessarily need to have anything to do with the guy who is offering the free ticket. *  —djo— }

-Editor’s Pick- Deradicalization programs aim to ‘get ahead of the curve’ on extremists   { * “Saudi Arabia, Denmark, Germany have comprehensive programs.” – But I still think that the right hand is creating the problem while the left hand is trying to strike it rich by coming up with expensive solutions that probably would only fix the last century’s problems and not even approach being effective against the new wave of angry young radicals who are really p.o.-ed about the way the world is treating them. *  —djo—  }

 

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guy with gas pump label
Gas Pump Labels

“Local / New Bruswick”

Fredericton students pitch climate change warning labels for gas pumps   { * Told you I was regaining my faith in young people. 🙂 *  —djo—  }

Ebola card game aims to raise awareness, prevent spread   { * “Go directly into quarantine, we will murder your pets, do not pass go, do not collect $200?” *  —djo—   }

Woman in wheelchair suffers brazen mid-day robbery   {  }

NB Power better prepared to avoid outages this winter   {  }

 

 

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AFN Candidates
Assembly of First Nations candidates.

“First Nations”

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

Saskatoon Bishop calls for day of study on missing women  { * “Saskatoon Bishop Don Bolen is helping organize a day of study and reflection on the issue of missing and murdered Aboriginal women.” – But would one day make a difference beyond making the Bishop look good? *  —djo— }

Facing suicide rates on remote First Nations: Why leaving may not be an option  { * “Why don’t they just leave? That question was posted on our Facebook page in response to the story about Onigaming First Nation declaring a state of emergency last week after the 4th suicide this year, in their community of 450 people.” *  —djo—  }

Saskatoon First Nations entrepreneur gets in the ring  {  }

-Video- Mohawk Grand Chief demands apology from aboriginal affairs minister  {  }

Regina police trying to line up actual wells with Keepness Reddit map  {  }

-Photos- Saskatchewan art exhibit hits Europe  {  }

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

Winnipeg Sun calls First Nations’ boycott ‘disappointing’   {  }

Indigenous physician brings unique perspective to her practice  {  }

Transit rider wants Lift Plus service to Fort William First Nation  {  }

-Audio- NAN looks at child and family services { * “NAN” = Nishnawbe Aski Nation *  —djo— }

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

 

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

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

tweet
“Hey, don’t look stupid- fix your map” —jda—
Cartoon
Harper’s Approach to Climate Change
Stephen Harper sux big time
“Everybody I know realizes that Stephen Harper is bad news for Canada, bad news for the world. What I cannot understand is how the bleep does he convince his ‘followers’ to buy his bull chips?” —djo—
Ack 11-01-2014
“Income Splitting” = “We take what’s yours, good luck living on what’s left.” The Soundtrack should include Thunderclap Newman. “Because the Rev O Lution’s Now!”
Orwell on war
“George Orwell Quote” = “If you draw your sword, you’ve been bought and sold by the dark side.” -djo-

 

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

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

 

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

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 Other Sources:

FFTF Nov 2014
“Call out the instigators, because there’s something in the air-” NEVER Surrender! —djo—
Comcast Horror Stories
Comcast Horror Stories

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

War Is Terrorism
War Is Terrorism

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

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

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

 

Banksters
Banksters?

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

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

 

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

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

 

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

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{  6:15 pm EST — We are Ready to Rock and Roll —  — & Thanks again for your help, Jim W,  ( especially since he is still working today with a bruised rib, ouch! )   — And  thanks to “—jda—“     ———djo——— }

Friday, 17 October, 2014 – CBC News Headlines:

Friday, 17 October, 2014  -( 66˚F / 19˚C –  & raining  @ 10:30 am one time zone East of Ithaca )-  { Headlines compiled by douglas j otterson & jim wellington }

guy with camera at rocky shore
Tweeted: CPAC-TV crew filming @ the edge of Canada? –St. John’s Newfoundland & Labrador.
{ 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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Map
Gonzalo’s Path, updated at about 10:30 am today, Friday, 17 October, 2014

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

{ Both Jim W and I have had really weird stuff happening with our computers yesterday and today. Unwanted pop ups, unwanted new browser pages telling us we have an outdated version of firfox with serious security issues  and need to download the fix without telling us what that fix is or should be- And we both coincidentally downloaded and updated those browsers to version 33 yesterday. Whattaya think? are we under attack here? Tune in later folks, maybe we’ll know in a couple hours.  ———djo——— // Next  Morning: A ‘Java update’ tried to load an ‘Ask Toolbar’ with two updaters in the folder. I told it I did not want that on my computer and told it to cancel the update. It installed it anyway, and deactivated my Security stuff- I could not delete the ask updater, but I did reactivate the security stuff. And now, 12 hours later, it looks like the b.s. has stopped >>—-> —————Jim W }

{  This from Variety: “No amount of familiarity with whistleblower Edward Snowden and his shocking revelations of the U.S. government’s wholesale spying on its own citizens can prepare one for the impact of Laura Poitras’ extraordinary documentary “Citizenfour.” Far from reconstructing or analyzing a fait accompli, the film tersely records the deed in real time, as Poitras and fellow journalist Glenn Greenwald meet Snowden over an eight-day period in a Hong Kong hotel room to plot how and when they will unleash the bombshell that shook the world. Adapting the cold language of data encryption to recount a dramatic saga of abuse of power and justified paranoia, Poitras brilliantly demonstrates that information is a weapon that cuts both ways. (Read the full review)” —djo— }

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People gassing up
New Brunswick Gas Prices dropped below $1.20 per litre – lowest price in 20 months.

Lead Articles:

-Analysis- Markets go you down? Here are 8 ways to weather the storm: Don Pittis   { * I remember several years ago, a ‘sensitive’/ ‘psychic’ friend in Ontario was going through some unpleasant changes, said she couldn’t wait for whatever is to happen to done and over with. Then she grew a big wide smile and added, “I can’t wait until the promised ‘The money grubbers go out of style big time’ event happens- oh there will be some suffering, but in the end we will be much better off with a whole new economic system that will be a whole lot more ‘human friendly’ *   —jim w—  }

Rob Ford medical record wrongly accessed by hospital staff    {  }

Canada’s inflation rate dips to 2% in September: StatsCan   {  }

MIlitary watchdog criticizes frozen housing allowance   {  }

B.C. nurse identified among 4 Canadians killed in Nepal     {  }

UN says it urgently needs more money to fight Ebola   {  }

-Updated- Ebola worker quarantined on Caribbean cruise ship  { * & Clif at “Half Past Human dot dom” posted on October 15th that a cruise ship would be contaminated in the next few days, and that the ship and tourists would be incarcerated/quarantined at a South American port for eight or nine months?  —jim w— }

First Nations actress Misty Upham presumed dead   { * Police in the Seattle suburb of Auburn said Thursday that they believe they have found the body of missing actress Misty Upham, known for her roles in August: Osage County, Frozen River and Django Unchained. *  —jim w— }

Chrétien defends Trudeau’s Iraq position, calls CF-18 mission ‘marginal’ response   { * Former prime minister Jean Chrétien says he supports Liberal Leader Justin Trudeau’s decision to oppose Canada’s air combat mission in Iraq. *  —jim w— }

 

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Habs Goaly Practicing.
Montreal Canadiens -aka: the ‘Habs’- have a new commercial in which their star goaly wakes up to find a stalker in his room who says, “I love watching you sleep”. -Yup, that’s creepy-

“Offbeat”

 

Habs’ Carey Price stars in creepy commercial   {  }

‘It was right here:’ Yukon cabin vanishes without a trace   {   }

Clown association slams American Horror Story for perpetuating ‘scary clown’ stereotype   {  }

-Yesterday- Puck the Bunny predicts Habs win over Bruins at home opener   { * And I saw a bit of a news flash about that coming true while I was watching the thriller in San Francisco last night- The Giants beat St Louis with a three run home run in the bottom of the 9th inning. *  —jim w— }

 

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“Most Viewed”

Yukon Cabin Vanishes
Yukon Cabin Vanishes

‘It was right here:’ Yukon cabin vanishes without a trace  { * Josie-Anne Pilotte says she was building a cabin on a friend’s mining claim near Fish Lake Road just outside of Whitehorse. – The cabin was on pallets and ready to move, but when Pilotte arrived last month, she found someone else had already beat her to it. – “We found a pair of gloves, a crowbar, and they left the windows behind,” she says. – Pilotte says whoever took the cabin took everything she had inside and left it outside. – She doesn’t know what happened. Snowfall covered any tracks. – “I went berserk,” Pilotte says. “I lost it. I left, and yes I went to the police and I reported it.”  – It’s been two weeks since the theft and there are still few clues. – Pilotte says the cabin was supposed to be a hideaway. – “Just a place to sleep, to hide in, to get away,” she says. “A place to be, my little home.” – Police in Whitehorse are investigating the unusual crime. *  —jim w—   —djo— }

Ebola worker on Caribbean cruise ship quarantined as Obama mulls naming czar   {  }

Loonie oil prices could fall much further: Don Pittis  {    }

harper sux donkey dicks
The above photo says it all.

Canada Post court challenge launched to save home mail delivery  { *”The union representing Canada’s postal workers is hoping the courts will reverse Canada Post’s decision to stop delivering mail door-to-door in urban centres. – With termination notices rolling out across the country, the Canadian Union of Postal Workers, along with groups representing seniors and the disabled, are launching a Federal Court challenge. – “The reaction was immediate from every part of this country,” said Denis Lemelin, the union’s national president, at a press conference in Ottawa Thursday. – ​”Today we want to thank the people of this country, because people care about the postal service,” he said. – “Postal service is here to stay,” he said, vowing to maintain a “public post office” as well as home delivery. – Lemelin said the December 2013 decision, which was supported by the Harper government, was announced without prior consultation with the public or postal workers. – Court injunction possible – The challenge has been finalized and could be filed in Federal Court “within the week,” constitutional lawyer Paul Cavalluzzo told the press conference.  Other applicants are still deciding whether to join the case. – After the challenge has been filed, an injunction could stop service reductions until the court rules. >>—->

The case will argue:

  • The elimination of mail delivery violates Section 15 of the Charter of Rights and Freedoms, which guarantees equality rights for groups like disabled citizens.
  • The decision violates the federal Human Rights Act because of its effects on employees and vulnerable citizens without prior consultation.
  • Canada Post did not have the authority to declare it will no longer perform a public service that’s defined as part of the statutory monopoly it enjoys. Only the Parliament of Canada can take this decision.
  • Canada has contravened its international law obligations, such as the UN Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities, which requires all states to provide accessible public services, and the Universal Postal Union obligations, which require all states to provide affordable and accessible service.

>>—-> “I don’t think taking away home delivery has anything to do with universality or accessibility,” Cavalluzzo said. – “If you look at their accommodation program [for vulnerable groups], it’s really a program that Canada Post is making on the fly,” he said. “It’s totally inadequate and doesn’t make any of the requisites of our human rights law.” –  The lawyer also noted that a massive review of Canada Post operations done for the Harper government in 2008 made no mention of ending delivery. – “Did you have any studies of the impact of the decision on seniors and disabled before you took the decision?” he said he wants to ask Canada Post. “Our view is that this came out of the blue.” >>—->

Businesses still served

>>—-> Cavalluzzo pointed out that businesses will continue to receive mail delivery, making them entitled to a fundamental service that individual Canadians no longer have. – “At the present time the government is hiding behind the decision of Canada Post Corporation.  They shouldn’t be let off so easily,” he said. -Seniors groups and organizations for people with disabilities are joining the Canadian Union of Postal Workers in a legal challenge to preserve home mail delivery. – The National Pensioners Federation, which says it represents 350 seniors groups and over a million Canadians, has joined the challenge because it wants to reverse what it says is a trend of erosion of services. Mail delivery, it says, is important to help seniors stay in their homes for as long as possible. – Carmela Hutchison from the Disabled Women’s Network of Canada told the press conference that community mail boxes can put personal safety at risk when vulnerable women get their mail in public, while increasing the risk of theft if they ask someone else to get their mail on their behalf. – Mail carriers can sometimes spot people in distress, she said. She’s skeptical about Canada Post’s pledges to accommodate the women she represents. – “Do we put a big handicapped sign on the door? Who approves it? The Canadian Medical Association wisely indicated it would not,” she said, adding that paying for doctor’s letters to prove special services are required can be an economic barrier. – If things proceed, Canada will be the only G8 country without home mail delivery, the union says. – The union also says 110 municipalities oppose ending home mail delivery and do not want the burden of maintaining community mailboxes along streets and sidewalks. – The labour movement and the NDP have been canvassing door-to-door with petitions to maintain the service. – Canada Post ‘confident’ – In a statement, Canada Post said it is “confident” that its plan “will withstand any and all legal scrutiny.” – “Digital alternatives are rapidly replacing traditional mail and that trend will accelerate,” the statement said. Two-thirds of Canadian households already do not receive mail delivery at their door, and the decision to discontinue the remainder was “difficult.”  – Canada Post’s accommodations program is “robust” and it spent “months” talking to human rights experts and organizations, the Crown corporation said. – “The changes being made are necessary to secure the future of postal service in Canada and avoid becoming a burden on the taxpayers.” <—-<< *** My Response to the management of Canada Post? “BULL SHIT!” *** Go read the definition of Fascism again. *** —djo— } { Go Read>>—->  CAFR1.Com }

Revenue Canada targets birdwatchers for political activity  {  }

Stephen Harper’s gone fishing for votes in very particular ponds   {  }

Hurricane Gonzalo: 50/50 chance it will hit Newfoundland  {  }

Ebola outbreak: Will Canada avoid the mistakes of Dallas  {  }

Paper bill and statement fees continue to frustrate Canadians  {  }

-12 photo slide show- Hong Kong pro-democracy protests   {  }

-Blog- Clown association slams American Horror Story for perpetuating ‘scary clown’ stereotype  {  }

 

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Other:

-New- Nepal avalanche: Survivors say storm caught them off guard  {  }

1/3 of soldiers fear seeking help for mental health would hurt career   {  }

-Coming Up Live- Gonzalo update from Canadian Hurricane Centre   {  }

Watching birdwatchers? Tax auditors warn naturalist club over political web posts    {  }

-Losing It- Lucic taunts Habs crowd as Bruins lose in Montreal   {  }

Michael Sona could find out today whether he’ll go to jail for robocalls   {  }

-New- Iraqis flee homes in fear of ISIS   {  }

Canada’s new anti-terror measures to boost spy agency powers  {  }

Pistorius should serve at least 10 years for killing girlfriend, prosecutor says  { * Well that’s what a prosecutor does, he tries to make the people he prosecutes look as evil as he can paint them, because if he wins, it’s a feather in his career-minded cap. Tough sentences make him look good *  —jim w— }

Toronto Mayoral candidates spar over money, civility at CBC debate   {  }

Hunter Biden, US VP’s son, left Navy after positive drug test   {  }

-Must Watch- Ebola: NUrses union wants stricter protocols    {  }

-Must Watch- Wingsuit World Flying Contest   {  }

-Editor’s Pick- 5 outrageous fees consumers are being charged   { * Scroll down if you missed this in yesterday’s coverage and really want to read it.*  —jim w— }

-Editor’s Pick- The two faces of justice in modern-day America   { * How the law ‘follows’ the wealth gap  —jim w— }

-Editor’s Pick- Ebola Outbreak: Why it may be time to ‘take the brakes off’ producing a vaccine   {   }

-World- Minnesota man convicted of encouraging suicides gets short jail stint  {  }

-Canada- ‘No one wants to die if living is better’ Supreme Court told   {  }

-Business- TSX, Dow continue slide on weak economic news   { * & The guys at half past human dot com forecast this to the day it began happening. *  —djo— }

-Business- Average cable, internet & phone bill was $191 a month last year: CRTC   {  }

-Business- Canada’s inflation rate drops to 2% in September  { * But- can we believe anything the government tells us about jobless rates and inflation rates?  Don’t count on it. *  —jim w—   }

-Business- U.S. jobless claims drop to 14-year low   { * But the actual jobless rate is still way above the b.s. numbers they report. Last estimate puts it well above 24% }

-Politics- Canada Post court challenge launched to save home mail delivery  {  }

-Arts & Entertainment- Women filmmakers call for gender equity in male-dominated industry   {  }

-Technology & Science- New Poodle security bug found in web encryption technology   {   }

-Technology & Science- What’s new in OS X Yosemite   { * Sorry- I’m not going to jump into this one. I don’t care if every freaking browser I have squawks and balks and tells me it will no longer be supported. Unless Apple gets a whole lot less greedy they can go perform unnatural acts with themselves. * We expected better from Apple.  —jim w—  }

-Community- Parents could be liable for what their kids post on Facebook, Georgia court rules   {  }

"cuties killing video games'
Photo posted with GamerGate article

-Community- The internet has had enough of GamerGate   { * “- For months now, members of the the embattled gaming community have been at war with each other over everything from accusations of biased video game journalism to reports of widespread online harassment against women within the industry. – The web has come to know this ongoing saga as — a term that is as difficult to define as it is to keep track of. – First used by actor Adam Baldwin on Twitter in August of 2014, the#GamerGate hashtag was initially used to organize a heated online conversation about ethics in gaming journalism. – That conversation was sparked by one man’s claims that his ex-girlfriend, a noted game designer named Zoe Quinn, had cheated on him with several men in the gaming industry — one of them a writer for the Gawker media-owned blog Kotaku. – Quinn’s ex-boyfriend appeared to imply within his post that her relationship with a Kotaku writer earned her game, Depression Quest, favourable coverage on the popular video game-themed blog — an implication that many online ran with. – “Quinn turned into the victim of an aggressive attack on her personal life, which included threats of rape, hacking attempts, at least one death threat and doxxing, or the Internet-based practice of publishing private information about an individual,” explained Abigail Elise of the IBTimes. “Those who attempted to defend Quinn from the attacks were given the label ‘social justice warriors,’ quickly escalating into a virulent attack against Quinn and the ethics of video game journalism. Journalists who refused to cover what seemed to be a very public examination of a woman’s private life were labeled gaming journalism conspirators, and a black list was even circulated by gamergate supporters.-”  —djo—}

-Community- Kissing protesters flood British grocery store to protest treatment of lesbian couple   {  }

 

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Fibrepotic Cable
Fibreoptic Cable.

“Local / New Bruswick”

Moncton the hub of a fibreoptic superhighway  { Let’s hope that corporations don’t decide they can arbitrarily slow down fibreoptic connections just because they can.  —djo— }

New Brunswick gas prices hit 20-month low    {  }

Pension perk for deputy ministers should be cut, ex-MLA says  { * Talk to me about government spending cuts after they allow Walter Burien and a crew of loudmouth squawkers examine all their books, especially the ones they believe we don’t know about, and dig into all their income streams and report their findings live on every media outlet, commercial and otherwise *  —djo— }

Fredericton veteran thinks he has a piece of Franklin Expedition ship    {  }

Brian Gallant plans Alberta tour to back Energy East project   { * What would a whole new system of government look and feel like where thieving, lying, power abuseing politicians and authority abusing law enforcement officials and personnel wake up on an island, at the mercy of mother nature, with no weapons, very little food, very little shelter, no wood to build a raft, no bottles to fill with messages and cast into the currents, all surrounded by starving sharks and polar bears?  —djo—   }

 

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

“First Nations”

-Updated- First Nations family’ss refusal of chemo a precedent-setting case, expert says    {  }

Winnipeg mayoral hopefuls square off at chamber of commerce debate   {  }

First Nations Bank opens branch in Yellowknife   {  }

Family says body found in North Saskatchewan river was Beatrice Adam, 36   {  }

Three big ‘whoppers’ told about the Ring of Fire   { *This ‘Ring of Fire’ is a mining operation in northern Ontario. A mining expert says the promise of its mineral development area has been overstated.  —jim w— }

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

Hunt quotas cut for southern population of polar bears   {  }

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

 

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{ 1:15 pm —Ready to Rock and Roll— Filling in for Doug today —   ———jim w——— }  { Doug Copying & Pasting in Ithaca — Thank You Jim—   ———djo——— }