Thursday, 11 September, 2014 – CBC News Headlines:

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

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

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

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

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

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

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Lead Articles:

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

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

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

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

Rob Ford undergoes tests after abdominal tumour found   {  }

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

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

 

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“Offbeat”

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

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

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

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

Flinging elastic bands could land students in academic journal   {  }

 

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“Most Viewed”

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

 

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Other:

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

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

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

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

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

NFL launches probe into handling of Ray Rice evidence   {  }

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

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

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

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

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

 

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“Local / New Brunswick”

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

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

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

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

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

New traffic light in Hanwell has some seeing red   {  }

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

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

 

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

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Battle for the Net, and other tweets and linked-in-edness

Wednesday – It’s Battle for the Net Day –

Looks like an ad for an action Thriller.
“Team Cable is spending Millions to destroy the open internet. Stop them:”

Well- We have some twitter and LinkedIn stuff to post here – The one above is 588 pixels wide, I think, we may have to shrink it down- we’ll see.

Battle for the Net.
Not all WordPress Blogs will compress this –

Other tweets:

Tweets @ 598 pixels wide
This is from Half Past Human dot com, guys-

Clif is one cool dude -Love his tweets-

Some participants in the battle for internet neutrality listed
Some participants in the Battle for Net Neutrality. Fascists want to control you. Lefties want to set everybody free.

& One more? did I get it?

& an encouraging note from the guys at half past human dot com. The bad guys are about to circle around and go after each other like a school of rabid piranhas.

{ Should I sign this? ———djo——— }

Wednesday, 10 September, 2014 – CBC News Headlines:

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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Lead Articles:

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

 

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

“Offbeat”

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

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

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

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

 

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“Most Viewed”

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Tweet from the Nation
The Nation joins Internet Slowdown.

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

 

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Other:

David Cameron says Scottish independence would break his heart   {  }

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

-Must Watch- Mike Tyson and Rob Ford   {  }

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

 

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“Local / New Brunswick”

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

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

Organized crime-related searches ongoing in 8 communities   {  }

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

“New Brunswick Votes 2014”

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

 

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

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

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

Tuesday, 09 September, 2014 – CBC News Headlines

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

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

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

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

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

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Lead Articles:

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

Russian fighter jets circle Canadian ship in Black Sea  {  }

Pieces of Franklin expedition ship believed found   {  }

Jury selection to continue Tuesday for Luka Magnotta trial   {  }

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

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

 

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“Offbeat”

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

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

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

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

 

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“Most Viewed”

Russian military planes buzzed HMCS Toronto in Black Sea    {  }

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

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

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

Apple iWatch and iPhone? New devices unveiled today   {  }

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

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

 

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Other:

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

-Must Watch- Dutch flower parade    {  }

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

 

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“Local / New Brunswick”

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

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

Shale gas debate overshadows focus on alternative energy   {  }

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

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

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

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

“New Brunswick Votes 2014

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

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

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

 

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