Wednesday, 10 September, 2014 – CBC News Headlines:

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

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

{ We’ve been doing this because we believe the CBC may be more honest and more respectable than Media in the U.S.A., & not a lot of people in the U.S. may know that or have access to anyone who might point them toward the CBC & their web site. }

{ & again, these are not links. If you want to read these stories, listen to sound clips, or see any video -if there is any video- go to CBC dot CA/news. —Thanks. ———djo——— }

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

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

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

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Lead Articles:

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

 

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

“Offbeat”

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

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

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

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

 

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“Most Viewed”

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Tweet from the Nation
The Nation joins Internet Slowdown.

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

 

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Other:

David Cameron says Scottish independence would break his heart   {  }

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

-Must Watch- Mike Tyson and Rob Ford   {  }

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

 

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“Local / New Brunswick”

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

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

Organized crime-related searches ongoing in 8 communities   {  }

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

“New Brunswick Votes 2014”

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

 

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

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

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

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Wednesday, 27 August, 2014 – CBC News Headlines –

Wednesday, 27 August, 2014  -( 72˚F / 22˚C & clear skies over Ithaca @ 8:45 am ET )-

{ & again, these are not links. If you want to read these stories, listen to sound clips, or see any video -if there is any video- go to CBC dot CA/news. —Thanks. ———djo——— }

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{ I’ve been doing this because I believe  that the CBC may be more honest and more respectable than Media here in the U.S.A., AND not a lot of people in the U.S. may know that or have access to anyone who might point them toward the CBC & their web site. }

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Photo of 'donut holes' in a hamburger bun
Chocolate glazed Tim Bits in a hamburger bun?

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“Lead Articles”

Premiers sit down with aboriginal leaders in P.E.I.   {  }

Veterans groups say Ottawa spends too much on remembrance   { Another headline pointing to the same article says Ottawa spends too much time remembering old wars. }

American who fought alongside extremists killed in Syria   {  }

Israel-Hamas ceasefire holding after 7 weeks of fighting   { 🙂 Yay! }

Canada pulls 3 Ebola lab workers pulled from Sierra Leone   {  }

B.C. education minister to meet with teachers’ union president   { “Last night’s crawl on CBC Network News said Striking B.C. teachers took out an ad offering day care services.”  —Jim W— }

Freed U.S. journalist thankful for efforts to release him   {  }

WHO scientist infected with Ebola in Sierra Leone moved to German as Canadian colleagues pulled   {  }

Big wave crashing during storm.
‘Enormous waves breaking’ in South Wales last January (AP News Photo-Ben Birchall Photographer)

-New- [Climate Change] likely already dangerous, may be irreversible, IPCC says   { “IPCC” = ‘Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change’ The actual headline on the CBC page called it ‘Global warming’ The headline on the page with the article itself called it Climate change.  }

Learn which cities may get NHL expansion teams   {  }

Vancouver’s racist real estate titles reveal city’s dark history   {  }

-Analysis- The ‘10,000-hour’ rule revisited: Why practice may not make perfect   { “When author Malcolm Gladwell proposed that practicing a certain task for around 10,000 hours can lead to success, he gave hope [to] wannabe Bill Gateses and Tiger Woodses, and dashed the dreams of millions of slackers. But a new study might give the terminally lazy some hope.” }

 

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“Offbeat”

Thigh bone on Mars? Curiosity rover snaps strange photo   {  That strange photo has been around for a couple days. CBC must have wanted to check to make sure it wasn’t hoaxed by someone with a little bit of photo shop knowledge. }

Archeologists discover Labrador’s 1st snowmobile   { A Model T Ford was converted to ride through snow on skis for an expedition to Labrador and was abandoned in 1928. }

Old Photo of a converted Ford Model T
Modified Fort Model T. This may be the vehicle that was recovered by Archeologists.

Spat over reclining seat diverts U.S. airliner   { Security people at airports and aboard planes do not have any sense of humour when it comes to anything like this. }

Watch a Waterloo student solve a Rubik’s Cube in 12 seconds   {  }

 

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“Most Viewed”

Royal baby law stands as court dismisses Catholic challenge   { Bryan Teskey of Ontario tried to ask the courts to strike down a rule prohibiting Catholics from ascending to the Throne, arguing that that law violates the charter of rights and privileges. Ontario’s top court told him he can’t challenge a royal succession law that he says discriminates against his religion. }

Arizona gun instructor dead after 9-year-old accidentally shoots him   { The 9-year-old is a girl and she was holding an Uzi. }

Cougar killed after attack on teen hiker in Waterton Park   {  }

Saint Mary’s University frosh chant: SMU changes to start school   { A more easily understood headline reads, “How the Saint Mary’s University chant video is changing frosh week“. }

Iceland volcano rocked by new quakes, stirring eruption fears   { I believe it was last week when there was a premature report that the eruption had started. }

‘Heavy’ pot smoker wins trafficking-related case on personal use defence   {  }

-Photo Slide Show- Gaza Conflict: Hamas-Israel ceasefire announced   { There are 21 photos you can click to browse through. }

-Blog- -New- Rogers, Shaw streaming service Shomi divides CBC readers   { “Rogers and Shaw [ Canadian Cable Providers ] announced the launch of a new video-on-demand streaming service called Shomi to rival Netflix, but many CBC readers wonder if it can compete.” }

 

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“Other”

-Analysis- Sex workers not invited to Peter MacKay’s justice roundtables   { The Supreme Court told the Parliament to write new laws governing prostitution. It is not illegal to be a ‘Sex worker’, but they’ve tried to make it illegal for anyone to employ the services of one. Peter MacKay has been criticized for the ‘sexist’ tone of his Mothers’ and Fathers’ Day messages to federal employees and also for his snarky remarks about an ex girlfriend. }

-New- 120 quakes rock Iceland’s rumbling volcano   { If I was there, I would take this a not at all subtle hint that it was time to ‘get out of Dodge’. }

Rebels enter key government-held Ukrainian town, mayor says   {  }

‘The worst thing we can do is stay idle’: Calls mount for missing women inquiry   { “Last night’s CBC Network News channel had two streaming crawl headlines: One was that the Premiers in Prince Edward Island for their conference were talking about this issue, ‘Missing and Murdered [especially First Nations’] Women] & the second crawl immediately following that first one was something to the effect that, ‘Police Chiefs reject Missing Women Inquiry as a Priority’-”  —Jim W— }

Tories tout ‘traditional family values’ in message to party members   { *Which brings me to the question, “How can you justify destroying those families’ quality of life through fracking, deforestation and the incredible freakin mess you’re making in the oil sands region as ‘sticking up for traditional family values’? <—-<< My Opinion  —djo— }

-Must Watch- Foam covers military base    { “Fire suppression foam covers Black Hawk helicopters after it was accidentally released during an alarm system test at an Army National Guard base in Oklahoma”  -they almost never include periods at the end of their sentences. }

-Must Watch- Super wooly sheep   { ‘A sheep in Australia named ‘Shaun’ is carrying an estimated 25 kg of wool’ -25 Kilograms is more than 55 pounds- }

How the Burger King deal could change Tim Hortons   { “The CEO of Tim Hortons believes this merger might help them ‘crack the U.S. Market and expand into the U.S.A.’ – On the CBC Network News last night the head of Tim Hortons said they would keep all their employees and not change their menu. A very nice woman who works at my nearest Tim Hortons is anxious about what may be coming anyway”  —Jim W—  }

Cameco issues lockout notices at 2 uranium facilities   { Labour-management negotiations are not going well, the Union gave a strike notice for Saturday night. So the company issued a lockout order for the same time, over ‘safety issues’ at a uranium mine and a mill, both in Saskatchewan.  }

Christine Lagarde, IMF chief, in French corruption probe   { Viva La France! }

National Bank profit up 10%   { National Bank is Canada’s 6th largest bank. *”Banking establishments are more dangerous than standing armies,” -Thomas Jefferson*. }

Stephen Harper raises spectre of Russian threat in Arctic speech to troops   { *& Loving parents everywhere should warn their children about creeps like Stephen Harper trying to tell them what to think and how to feel about anything during their lives.* —djo*** }

N.L. fossil shows earliest evidence ever of animals with muscles   {   }

Apple reportedly rolling out larger iPads amid sales slump   { Apple has been doing stuff like changing the adapter connections so old adapters don’t fit newer computers in order to boost their sales? I expected better from Apple. }

Neil Young files for divorce after 36 years of marriage  { *I feel sad for both Neil and his partner. 😦  }

Miley Cyrus’s MTV VMA date wanted by police  { On one hand, I’m not surprised, on the other- it must be tough to be a ‘celebrity’ and never have any privacy at all. }

Nail polish that detects date rape drugs proves controversial   { A group of male undergraduate engineering students developed a nail polish that will change colours when it comes in contact with date rape drugs such as Rohypnol, Xanax and GHB. A woman can discretely stir a drink with her finger and if the nail polish changes colour, she can know better than to drink the stuff. Some anti rape activists think that this actually reinforces the date rape culture and other measures would be a better idea. They believe that the idea that it is okay to take advantage of somebody who is drunk needs to be removed from our cultures. Statistics say that 1 in 5 women going to University or College will be the victim of an attempted or completed sexual assault during her time there. 1 in 17 Canadian women will be attacked sexually at some time in their lives – & there’s a 70% chance the attacker will be someone the woman knows.- —In the 1970’s a study said that 4 out of 5 women in the U.S. Armed Forces were attacked sexually while there. The attitude back then was ‘If they don’t want it rough- why did they join?’ Let’s hope this gets a lot better. }

 

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“Local” / “New Brunswick”

Brian Gallant defends stance on natural resource jobs   { Brian Gallant is the ‘leader’ of the Liberal Party on the provincial level in New Brunswick. The Liberals want a moratorium on shale gas development [*good*] but do support the Energy East Pipeline, a proposed conversion of the existing 3,000 kilometer natural gas pipeline and adding 1,400 more kilometres to the pipeline to carry crude oil from Alberta to Saint John, New Brunswick. Estimated cost would be $12-billion, and has not yet received regulatory approval. The sitting Premier, Progressive Conservative David Alward, has been mocking Brian Gallant’s stance on the pipeline, saying, “You can’t support the pipeline if you don’t support what’s in it.” *** Perspective: In his book ‘The Energy Non-Crisisby Lindsey Williams -the Baptist Missionary and ‘Honorary Officer’ of the Exxon Corporation reported that, in a speech in Alaska, a top Exxon official told all the corporate supervisors and managers, who were required to be at this top level meeting, and who made sure that  Pastor Williams came along to this meeting because they were told “All Supervisors and Managers must be there” -“There is no oil shortage, there never has been any oil shortage, and with what we know now, there never will be an oil shortage – We are pumping enough Natural gas back into the ground up here [in Alaska] to power the whole East Coast for Free for at least 3 years.” After Pastor Williams began telling people what he’d heard, upper management had the manager who made sure that Pastor Williams was at that speech fired – and he was so happy to be fired that he helped supply Pastor Williams with details for his book. -Read it!- And tell David [bleeping] Alward we don’t need his [bleeping] fracking! *** <—-<< That was my opinion. —djo— }

Dieppe family from Tunisia facing deportation   {  }

Role of hospitals must be reviewed, health expert says   {  }

Moncton family’s anti-PC flyers don’t break election rules   { There is a photo with this article on the page devoted to this article. The flyer shows three senior citizens and says “Vote NO to DAVID ALWARD’S Senior Care Policy” the flyer was distributed to 90,000 households last week. According to Elections New Brunswick, it did not violate any campaign finance rules. The photo is credited to “BeingBlocked.com”. }

 

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{ 12:46 pm – First Typing Done – Ready to colorize and check for typos –     1:55 pm After a couple distractions, finally finished and ready to hit the “Publish” button.   ———djo——— }

Tuesday, 19 August, 2014 – CBC News Headlines –

Tuesday, 19 August, 2014  -(49˚F / 9˚C & clear in Ithaca @ 6:30 am ET )- -( Happy Birthday Bill Clinton (?) )-

{ & again, these are not links. If you want to read these stories, listen to sound clips, or see any video -if there is any video- go to CBC dot CA/news. —Thanks. ———djo——— }

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{ This is a “Psychic Warning” — My friend’s wife had a vision that something evil will happen on August 23rd. She saw news reports that New York- Washington- London, England -Ottawa, Ontario, Canada – and possibly other places had been ‘hit’ by some disaster, either ‘Natural’ or man made- & that no communication could come out of those areas. She says it is possible that this could be pure imagination / could be happening in a parallel world / could be something we can pray and meditate to avoid / could be something happening next year or the year after on August 23rd / or could be something that is so karmic we can’t avoid it — I’m going the ‘Let’s pray it doesn’t happen” route. }

Police in riot gear in Ferguson, MO

-New- 2 shot, 31 arrested in Ferguson during clashes with police   { Last night I watched television interviews with interested parties on both sides of this issue. African Americans don’t trust the police, and believe the police will kill them without reason and get their friends to back up their ‘self-defense’ stories. The police are afraid for their lives, those police officers who were brought up bigoted believe they are trying to protect themselves from a drug crazed mob of sub human animals who might have been stirred up by enemies of the state. Not a nice friendly way to spend a Monday night in Middle America. The question to ask is: “Who benefits from a situation like this?” And if everybody suddenly realized that their strings were being pulled, that their buttons were being pushed- by evil men with an agenda hiding behind a curtain somewhere, could both sides wake up and give each other bear hugs and turn around, hunt down and eliminate the ice-holes who get their jollies by planning this divide-and-conquer b.s.? And, if there are no evil manipulating enemies of freedom and all things wonderful in the U.S.A.- Is it something in the food we’ve been fed since Monsanto began to poison us that is putting us into a constant state of fear? Werner Von Braun warned his friends that things like this can happen. Anti-Social control freaks will plot and plan to keep everybody in a state of fear because people in that state of fear will surrender their hard won rights and freedoms for the promise of safety and security. Only the ice-holes who want total control will never give anybody any safety of security. The founding fathers of the U.S. of A. warned us with advice to the effect that “Freedom has to be earned in every generation.” Reaching for the nearest weapon and going on a rampage probably isn’t going to bring that freedom, or equality- ya think? Maybe the hardest way to fight for Freedom, Peace of Mind, Equality, and all those things we really want and need, is to know when to step back, take a breath and say- “What the bleep is going on here, and how can we fix this?” }

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“Lead Stories”

Body of 15-year-old girl found in bag in Red River   {  }

Obama urges Ferguson, Mo., protesters to remain peaceful   {  }

Winnipeg’s ‘homeless hero’ found dead in river   { This time I’m giving you a link: >>—->  Homeless Hero found dead in Red River in Winnipeg. This guy was given an award for saving a teen-ager from drowning in 2011 and later beaten up by people who recognized him from the media attention he got. There must have been a monetary award with the ‘Mayor’s Medal of Valor’ because he donated $1,000.00 to a Winnipeg homeless shelter. }

Health minister says anti-drug campaign is not political   { Sunday’s headline was, ‘Canada’s doctors refuse to join anti-marijuana campaign’. *Let me blow your mind with this one: I don’t like marijuana. When I grew up it was impossible not to be exposed to it and I don’t know anybody who didn’t try it at least once. Some people should never go near the stuff. Not because they will instantly become homicidal maniacs or loose all touch with the consensus reality and run around indiscriminately raping underage boys and girls anywhere he or she sees one, but because they may become dependent on the stuff too easily and spend all their time and effort getting ‘high’- to the point where they may resort to stealing and other unethical and dangerous practices in order to get the stuff. Unscrupulous people will recruit vulnerable people who believe they need marijuana and get them to sell it for them and then force them to sell and use much more dangerous chemicals, we know that. Let me quote a friend from high school,”Every single alcoholic I know started out on milk. You don’t see anybody trying to make milk illegal do you?”  & One of my favourite people on this planet tells me she could not have survived her dysfunctional/abused childhood without it (and she doesn’t smoke any now) There is medical evidence that the stuff helps many people. Autism Spectrum Disorder people can often find relaxation and relief they can’t get through normal channels by ‘toking up’ now and then. There are more serious medical conditions that have been treated with marijuana with remarkably good results.  I’m just not one of those people who needs it. With the epidemic of physical, emotional, spiritual and intellectual conditions that are prevalent these days, I see marijuana as the least of way too many evils. Genetically Modified Organisms in your food cause a whole lot more problems than marijuana does. The drugs that medical doctors have been conned into believing are needed for quite a few conditions and ailments do much more harm that the weed does. Go check out >>>—-> Dr Peter Breggin’s web site if you don’t want to take my word for any of this. Seeing medical professionals argue like this – one group says they will not be suckered into taking sides against something that has not been thoroughly and properly researched and the other side stamping their feet and turning red in the face and calling people names- in public- makes me feel like I fell through a black hole and woke up in a cosmic luney bin -where the keepers might be crazier than their patients. 😉 }

Taking dam from from ISIS a ‘major step forward’, says Obama   {  }

Tattoo removal business booming a inked teens grow up   {  }

-New- ‘Who is going to pay for it?’ Federal party leaders and security   { After somebody broke into the home of Justin Trudeau, the head of the Liberal Party of Canada- The dialog was opened, “Should public officials have more security?” Some voices were heard to say, “We like not being a police state where cops in kevlar are not standing around on every street corner with the latest high tech machine guns at the ready.” One head of security said, -when he took that head of security for Parliament position, he looked at the lawn in front of the Parliament Building and saw peaceful people tossing a frisbee around. He wanted to continue seeing that sort of thing as long as he was in that office.- A loaded line like “Who is going to pay for it?” is a trademark of corrupt politicians who do not need tax money, but ant it all for themselves anyway. Governments could stop collecting taxes right now this minute and see to it that the citizens of Canada and the U.S.A. and every other ‘free’ country on this planet got more and better services than they do now. Everybody! Wake up and take back your governments. They are not serving you. Do you feel like the people you elect to office are there to make your life more comfortable? Or do you feel like those ‘elected officials’ believe that you are here to serve them? }

 

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Hitch-hiking robot.

{ I found a full photograph of HitchBot on the Coast to Coast am web site and snitched it from there, no, I didn’t say that- I mean- an image of the HitchBot got a ride to this web site. Jee – He just showed up, hmmm- How cool is that? }

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“Offbeat”

Alabama hunters haul in 459-kilogram alligator   { 459 kg = 1,011 pounds }

Miss Texas new contender for worst opening pitch   { At a baseball game, I bet- }

repeat- Rolf Buchholz, German man with horn implants and 400 piercings, denied entry to Dubai   { I might think twice about letting that guy into my house if his car broke down within sight, I might let him use a cell phone- }

Montreal resident a magnet for Russian mail   { Along with a postcard addressed to the Montreal resident, Canada Post delivered a whole bundle of mail -maybe with a rubber band around it? Mail in that bundle was addressed to other destinations all across Canada. }

-Blog- Mom’s ‘ignore no more’ app forces kids to call back.  { I think somebody has created an app that removes  the ‘ignore’ button from cell phones- or disables it. }

 

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“Most Viewed”

Justin Trudeau’s home break-in: Do party leaders need more security?   { In my tirade, above, I neglected to mention that Justin Trudeau was away on party business and his wife and children were in the home at the time of the break-in. Nobody claiming to be a plumber in a ‘Land-Shark’ suit knocked on the door first. }

Ice Bucket Challenge: Charlie Sheen dumps cold, hard cash -instead of ice water-   { Ya know? That’s the nicest thing I’ve heard him say or do in a while. }

Pope Francis urges peace in South Korea trip   { This one is slide show with 8 photos, you can either see of hide the captions. I think I like this Pope. -and isn’t that the height of egotism? }

 

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“Other”

Mars 2020 rover’s RIMFAX radar will ‘see’ deep underground   {  }

Analysis- Why London Mayor Boris Johnson could be on way to No. 10   { London, England. London’s  mayor -who may be nicknamed ‘BoJo’- is apparently quite a character, with quite a sense of humour, I bet Toronto would swap for this guy in a second, but I doubt that the British Londoners would accept that- }

New- Ebola outbreak: Africans understandably wary about promised cures  { Hey- Since we’ve learned that a well respected doctor in U.S. America’s southwest held a press conference to show how safe polio vaccine was by injecting his grandchildren in public –  and within 48 hours one child was dead and the other had full blown polio- Do you blame them? ‘Big Pharma’ puts profit ahead of people, puts profit ahead of health, puts profit ahead of everything. -Charging thousands of dollars for pills that cost them less than a penny apiece to produce- squashing therapies that work against some cancers because their poisonous chemicals bring them such nice big bucks, for a much longer time than an easy cure would? When these Big Pharma crooks are brought to justice, what punishment do you believe would fit their crimes? }

Israel-Gaza conflict: Talks resume on Gaza deal   { The last I heard on this the ceasefire had been extended. }

NEW- Lac-Mégantic derailment investigation findings released today {  }

Khurram Sher terror trial verdict expected today   { “Khurram Sher should find out in an Ottawa courtroom today whether he has been found guilty of planning al-Qaeda-inspired terrorist activities. -The former London, Ont., pathologist was arrested Aug. 6, 2010 and charged with conspiring to knowingly facilitate a terrorist activity. He was charged about two weeks after a wiretapped meeting at the centre of the trial. }

How the defensive shift and big data are changing baseball   {  }

PC leadership candidates face off over free memberships   { ‘PC’ = ‘Progressive Conservatives’ -sound like an oxymoron to you?- I have long believed that if a politician opens his or her mouth and the word ‘leadership’ dribbles out, they are robotically repeating some b.s. line they’ve been taught to recite and it would be a total waste of your time to listen any further. }

Ukraine crisis: 15 bodies recovered from refugee convoy attack   {  }

Intruding 10-foot snake tries to hide under a couch   { It took two big guys from ‘Animal Control’ and a camera crew to capture the Burmese Python and get it into a crate that looked like an oversized cat taxi. A boy in his teens discovered the snake when he came home and thought he saw or heard something behind the couch. }

Solar plant sets birds on fire as they fly overhead   { The people who run that plant will have to reincarnate as birds and incinerated themselves a whole lot of times to make up for this. }

Facebook’s new ‘satire’ tag identifies fake news articles   { If they come up with a ‘stupid’ or ‘why bother?’ tag they would be in danger of discovering what people think of their ‘social media’ site. effbook is one ‘Stupid’ waste of time and energy! }

Alberta dinosaur egg excavation could yield rare fossilized babies   { 😦 }

Calgary family celebrates after starring in Emmy-winning Apple ad  { Now, if only Apple lived up to its earlier reputation and dropped the planned obsolescence and the ‘change everything you can as often as you can so they have to buy new adapters etc all the time” b.s.- I might think about liking them again. }

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“Local” / “New Brunswick”

Provincial ombudsman calls piece of waterway legislation useless   { Conservationists and First Nations groups have voiced concerns about such things as mines’ toxic wastes and fracking’s disastrous consequences possibly ruining drinking water, as well as water used for recreation and by wildlife. The Provincial Ombudsman says the current regulations protecting New Brunswick’s waterways are worse than useless. He compared that legislation as requiring smoke detectors in every house without batteries. Political appointees can ignore the regulations any time they feel like it. }

Judge reserves decision on forestry plan challenge by First Nations chiefs   { The deepest issue here may be that First Nations legally own the land, with all resource and mineral -and other- rights that federal, provincial, and local politicians believe they can sell off the rights to, or just plain sell off. }

Grand Manan air ambulance service restored after fatal crash   {  }

UNB professors upset by president’s contract   {  }

 

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{ 9:40 am –  I usually type and edit this in “Radio Free Earth News” first and then copy and paste to a couple other blogs. But today, I posted it at ‘Independent Canadian News‘ first and copied and pasted it here.  ———djo———  }

———-I’m Ba-aaack! ———

Friday Early a.m August 15th, 2014  -( 63˚F / 71˚C @ 1:15 am & “Mostly Dark” in Ithaca )-

{ My wonderful daughter, Rachel, let me use her ‘older’ laptop until my iMac is back on line- it got all nice and clogged with dust that is only costing me about $150.00 U$ to have a ‘professional’ clean out for me. Sigh, and I remember when Macs seemed to be the machines that were NOT designed to fall apart on schedule so we all have to go out and buy a new one every year or two. And now EVERYTHING about them is changed as often as possible. The adaptor that allows Rachel’s 2006-ish MacBook connect to a second monitor will not work with her new 2009-ish MacBookPro. But then again, she reassured me, she’s on her own and not depending on me to buy her computers or even adaptors any more. Sigh- On one hand I’m all teary over her saying that I brought her up right and on the other I’m remembering somebody telling me not to tell anybody my age, because their prejudices might subconsciously make me feel like I’m ready for the old rocking chair on the porch- accusing everybody of mumbling, and needing coke bottle glasses and a lot of time to read anything- }

So what’s been going in the last couple days?

Singleblack man with hands up facing several camouflage uniformed guys with machine guns.
Somebody on Coast to Coast am last night -might have been George N.- commented that nobody knew whether they were looking at police officers or Army Rangers. Looks like a photo we might have expected to see credited as coming from a third world country on another continent.

[ -Snitched this photo from a twitter feed and I think the guy that posted this on twitter got it from a famous / infamous New York City High-Brow type newspaper-]

The scariest thing about the photo is the guy with his hands up looks like somebody I went to school with that everybody wanted on their baseball teams when we chose sides because, if he didn’t hit a home run he could steal any base on the diamond because the defending players were afraid he’d knock them over so hard they might need a quick trip to the emergency room.

Oh dang- the signal for Coast to Coast am is fading in and out- are we being attacked by somebody who is trying to tell us they can f- mess with our electronics/radio signals?

———grrrrrrrrrr——

———djo———