Sunday, 05 October, 2014 – CBC News Headlines:

Sunday, 05 October, 2014  -( 54˚F / 12˚C – Grey & cloudy right now  @ 12:45 pm in Ithaca )-  { Headlines compiled by douglas j otterson }

Mama and Baby polar bears.
“If Canadian polar bears, shown here in a Manitoba file photo, had an actor’s union, they might be miffed that a bear from China snagged a starring role in and upcoming Hollywood Movie.”
{ 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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Kenojuak Ashevak's "The Enchanted Owl"
Kenojuak Ashevak’s The Enchanted Owl, created in 1960, was featured on a Canadian stamp and has permeated Canadian culture. (West Baffin Eskimo Co-Operative Ltd./National Gallery of Canada)

{ Question of the Day: If the Harper Government is trying so damned hard to de-fang the CBC, whose news coverage has not buckled under his thumb and reported only what he approved of: Why does nobody up there see this a treason? }

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Lead Articles:

-Analysis- China’s ‘anaconda strategy’ for choking off the Hong Kong protests: Patrick Brown   { “In Hong Kong, Patrick Brown observes how Beijing has, among other measures, been quietly halting the flow of Chinese tourists, an important source of income, to Hong Kong in the hopes of pitting residents against the blockading students.  —djo— }

Kei Nishikori beats Milos Raonic at Japan Open final   {  }

Texas seeks ‘low risk’ homeless man linked to Ebola case   {  }

Man in Dallas with Ebola ‘fighting for his life’: official   {  }

Hong Kong protesters agree to remove some barricades   {  }

Typhoon Phanfone heads to Tokyo after killing  U.S. airman   {  }

Pope urges creative approach to family  at Vatican meeting    {  }

Churches, mosques  offer prayers for Briton killed by ISIS   {  }

Doctors still befuddled about prescribing medical marijuana   { “Some Canadian doctors continue to have concerns about prescribing medical marijuana after new guidelines were released for family physicians.  – MDs say they have little scientific data to guide their authorizations for medical cannabis – Earlier this week, the College of Family Physicians of Canada released preliminary guidance to its 30,000 members on prescribing dried cannabis.

The college said there’s no research evidence supporting use of medical marijuana for low-back pain or fibromyalgia. Its use can be considered for neuropathic pain, such as nerve-damage pain resulting from multiple sclerosis, from metastatic cancer or from diabetic neuropathy, when those conditions don’t respond to standard treatments, the guidelines state. -Who should be able to legally access medical cannabis is a contentious issue, even within the medical profession. – In April, Health Canada changed its regulations and put the power to authorize medical marijuana use in the hands of doctors. Supplies of the herb are now provided by licensed growers and patients with proven medical needs are no longer allowed to grow it for personal use. – “We have little scientific data to guide us,” the college’s Dr. Sharon Circone said. “We have extremely little guidance from Health Canada. This was sprung on us.” – The Arthritis Society is also calling for more research on medical cannabis so people living with arthritis can make informed choices about their treatment and doctors have evidence-based information before authorizing use. – *** & Our Editor/Reporter, Jim W, reported earlier this year than a New Brunswick farmer with a medical condition reported to the CBC that he had been told that it would be illegal for him to continue growing his own, and was told that he would now have to pay $20,000.00 a year through approved channels to receive what he was basically growing himself for free. He can’t afford that. & We also commented that it looks like the greedy hands of government figured out they could extort tons of money from suffering medical patients before they decided that it might be a good idea to legalize medical marijuana.  *** At last notice, law officials and government ‘authorities’ were backing off and not enforcing the “Thou Shalt Not Grow Thine Own!” provisions until further notice.   —djo— }

 

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“Offbeat”

Homegrown polar bear talent passed up for foreign cub in Hollywood movie   { * Well, then, we’ll just have to boycott that Hollywood movie, won’t we?   —djo— }

Pilgrims snap selfies between prayers during Hajj   {  }

Canucks anthem singer takes spill during O Canada   {  }

Montreal ‘ball of light’ mystery deepens   {  * Another one of our reporters, Cathi Harris, sent me email saying that credible authorities narrowed it down to ‘Most likely not intelligent alien sources’ =’ most likely a satellite burning out’ – they cause green or yellow fireballs.  —djo— }

 

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Puppies in a pickup.
Some of the 20 puppies found in a field by a hunter scoping out areas to hunt for moose.

“Most Viewed”

Battlefords Human society busy after hunter finds 20 puppies in field near Glaslyn   { *See Photo * – On Friday, Greg Zubiak was having a look around the field near Glaslyn where he plans to hunt moose this year when he saw some movement in the distance. – “As I walked up, they all just kind of looked at me and I guess my moose hunt was over. I just said, ‘OK, come on,’ and as soon as I said that, they all come running to me,” he said. – He counted 20 puppies left in the field. – “I saw two puppy heads sticking out and the rest of them had their heads buried in each other,” he said. – Zubiak says he knew some of the 20 puppies, who range in age from approximately 3 to 6 weeks old, apparently needed some extra warmth after being left out in the field, apparently left with just a blanket. *** So he took off his jacket and made them a nest in the front of the box of his truck.    —djo— }

Consort shooting: Victim died protecting his family, say parents   {  }

Mexican police discover mass grave amid search for missing students   {  }

Igloolik RCMP officer shot by gunman on snowmobile   {  }

Keurig’s coffee supremacy challenged by Canadian firm   { “A Canadian company is leading a pack of challengers that intend to knock off the exclusive features of the Keurig 2.0 single-serve coffee-maker. – Keurig released its 2.0 model in August, with a feature that initially prevented consumers from using other brands of coffee pods. –

“- “We cracked the code,” a smiling John Pigott, CEO of Club Coffee, told CBC News. The Toronto company made news this week with its $600-million lawsuit against Vermont-based Keurig, which alleges anti-competitive behaviour. – “And we’ve pointed other companies in the right direction on how to do it,” he added. – Some consumers had expressed anger and even launched lawsuits over Keurig’s plan to ensure that only its licensed K-cups would work in the new model. Less expensive off-licence coffee pods have been available for two years, but would be locked out from the wildly popular 2.0 model. – Now a number of companies say their pods will function in the 2.0 model. ”  —djo— }

-21 photo slide show- Hong Kong police clash with protesters in historic standoff   {  }

 

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Other:

Search for Malaysian Airlines MH370 to resume with new underwater equipment   {  }

Manjusha’s Match chronicles mom’s search for stem cell donor   {  }

-Point Of View- How to fix Question Period: Michael Enright   {  }

Cost to rebuild Gaza estimated at $4B   {  * How much would it cost to rebuild America’s pristine wilderness if some legal authority found us guilty of stealing our country from the sovereign people who were here before us and ordered us to return this continent to its natural state? *** Or, imagine that the state of New York invaded New Jersey and bombed the heck out of the place, and the rest of the U.S.A. came to New Jersey’s aid and soundly beat the New Yorkers- then demanded they pay to rebuild all the infrastructure they’d obliterated. How much would that cost? —djo— }

Brazilians voting in nail-biter election for president   {  }

Police officer nearly killed in 2012 crash runs 76 kilometers   {  }

Fords used City of Toronto resources for campaign, says ex-mayoral candidate   {  }

-Must Watch- Ebola fight on the frontlines   {  }

-Must Watch- A sick father’s plea to ISIS   { * This may be an honest and sincere report- but I’m remembering the impassioned ‘eye witness account’ of Saudi Arabian babies being removed from incubators and placed on the floor to die by Iraqi soldiers – that turned out to be a cold hearted lie and the ‘eye witness’ was the daughter of a Saudi ambassador who had been nowhere near the hospital. You pull stuff like that once too often and you have lost your credibility, guys-   —djo— }

-Editor’s Pick- U.S. beer industry hit by brewing debate over water regulation   {  }

-Canada- No justice for victims of ‘Baby Doc’ Duvalier, say Haitians in Montreal   {  }

 

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“Local / New Brunswick”

J.D. Irving Ltd. trust Liberals won’t change forestry plan   {  }

Recounts in New Brunswick confirm election night results   { “With just two days to go before the swearing in of the Liberal government in New Brunswick, the final recount in the province is done. – The hand counts were ordered after questions were raised about the accuracy of the electronic tabulation system. – Seven ridings in total were given a second count. – Elections New Brunswick says judges from the Court of Queen’s Bench have confirmed the wins by Liberal candidates in the ridings of Carleton-Victoria, Shippagan-Lameque-Miscou, Saint John Harbour, Saint John East, Charlotte-Campobello and Fredericton North. – The Progressive Conservatives were confirmed as winning the riding of Fredericton-Grand Lake. – Friday night votes – Two seats were recounted in Saint John on Friday. – Judges upheld the wins by Ed Doherty, in Saint John Harbour, and Gary Keating, in Saint John East. – On election night, the use of an untested software by Elections New Brunswick to transmit results recorded through the automated vote-counting tabulator system saw vote counts stall and then appear to drop before finally concluding. – The resulting confusion and delays meant it was about five hours after the polls closed before Elections New Brunswick could declare Brian Gallant’s Liberals had won a majority government. – After the confusion, the Progressive Conservatives applied for recounts in six ridings and the People’s Alliance asked for one. ” — * And yesterday it was reported that in one ‘riding’ five votes had been miscounted by the electronic tabulator.  —djo— }

Saint John jail guard facing drug trafficking related charges   {  }

Gas Guru: Weekly prices and predictions for gas and diesel   { *On the http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/new-brunswick  page —djo— }

 

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First Nations women marching.
March to honour missing and murdered First Nations women in Saskatoon.

“First Nations”

-New- Missing, murdered aboriginal women honoured at St. John’s vigil   {  }

Hundreds march in Saskatoon to honour missing and murdered women   {  }

*** & we ask anybody so moved to pray for the health of First Nations people, children included, who do not want to suffer through chemotherapy ***

 

 

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{ 2:55 pm, I’m late again…  3:00 pm – “Publish”-ing 😉  ———djo——— }

Monday, 22 September, 2014 – CBC News Headlines:

Monday, 22 September, 2014  -( 49˚F / 9˚C –  & raining @ 8:30 am in Ithaca )-

{ 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. ———djo——— }

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Quote of the day? Song lyrics from the flower child days: “Love is but a song we sing – /Fear- a way we die / You can make the mountains ring / -Hear the angels cry” – by Dino Valenti – It was performed by the old Kingston Trio, by Joni Mitchell, Judy Collins, HP LoveCraft, The Youngbloods, and Jefferson Airplane and then I lost count. It was called “Let’s Get Together” before the Youngbloods released it as “Get Together” And the Dave Clark 5 released a version as “Everybody Get Together”

 

5 political leaders in a row.
Leaders of the five political parties involved in today’s provincial elections in New Brunswick. Left to right: David Coon – Green Party, Dominic Cardy – NDP, David Alward – PC party, Brian Gallant – Liberal, Kris Austin – People’s Alliance party.

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Lead Articles:

-Updated- Suspect in Clinton businessman shooting arrested, charged with 1st-degree murder   {  }

Storm leaves 23,000 cusomers without power across N.S.   {  }

Ebola death toll now at 2,792 in 5 African nations: WHO   {  }

Male teen charged in death of Surrey, B.C., teenager    {  }

Canadian in Syria blocked from bringing husband home to safety   { Another headline to the same article: “Ottawa blocks Canadian from getting Syrian husband out of danger.”  —djo—  }

-Analysis- People are drinking the drugs we take   { * This one’s scary: “What happens when the excreted drugs get into drinking water?”  —djo— }

-New- Downsizing: When hitting the road hurts like hell   { * This is a series about a large reporter trying to lose weight.   —djo— }

 

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“Offbeat”

No new offbeat news?  😦

 

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“Most Viewed”

ISIS audio urges attacks on ‘unbelievers’ in Canada   {  }

High winds in Nova Scotia leave 50,000 in the dark   {  }

Nude celebrity photo leak: More images posted to online forums   { Repeat? or are there more since yesterday? & Why should we care?  —djo— }

Rockefellers to join in divesting $50B of oil fortune to fight global warming   { They’re probably buying up gold and silver in the belief that their manipulations are about to hit the fan and drive down the economies of everyone in the ‘free world’.  —djo— }

Justin Trudeau’s abortion policy keeps people talking   {  }

-17 photo slide show- People’s Climate Marches around the world   { Yesterday I got email and told you about the Conservative sector of the ‘Main Stream Press’ getting snarky and trying to undermine the sincerity of marchers around the world.  —djo— }

 

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Other:

5 Things to watch for in New Brunswick’s provincial election   { 1. Does election coverage interfere with the season premier of ‘The Black List’? 2. Does it interfere with the season premier of ‘Sleepy Hollow’? * My turn to get snarky– —djo—  }

The story behind Justin Trudeau’s abortion strategy   { * How about the story behind headlines that try to make a political strategy look like cold hearted manipulation?  —djo— }

Unpaid academic internships ‘taking advantage’ of students, critics say   { And over the weekend an article in the Huffington Post suggested that banks were changing their strategies to make it harder for middle class people to get mortgages etc, while making it easier for the top small percentage of the richest segment of the population to cash in on everybody else’s difficulties.   —djo— }

No word on when Mayor Rob Ford will exit hospital   {  }

Cost of policing continues to climb despite reduced cri, study finds   { * Well, heck, somebody has to pay for all those shiny new military weapons and vehicles every police force in the world wants to show off –   —djo— }

Government’s plan to revoke passports raises human rights concern   { ‘A new passport order gives Minister of Citizenship and Immigration Chris Alexander the power to deny passports on the grounds of national security, – “revoking and refusing passports to those going abroad to take part in terrorist activities.”- ‘  * The trouble is, there have been too many cases of people who have been thought to be terrorists because they have a Muslim name. The man who used to be Cat Stevens was denied entry into the USA a couple years back because the Muslim name he took with his new religion also belonged to someone they believed was a terrorist. At least one Canadian citizen was taken from a plane in the USA and shipped off to a country where nobody questions their torture methods and tortured for a couple years. I think he sued the Canadian Government for a lot of money when he released. And if I remember right, there were three or four more cases that were almost identical in their legal system. ** So the kids I went to school with, who used to blurt out, ‘In the Future, the US will be more like Russia and Russia will be more like the USA-‘ -whatever their sources were, were right? And Canada is following the USA down the road to totalitarianism?  —djo— }

Pioneer of mixed-race prom seeks funds for Museum of Human Rights visit   { A teenager “from southern Georgia who planned her high school’s first mixed-race prom last year is raising money to visit Winnipeg after being honoured by the newly opened Canadian Museum for Human Rights.” * And what has me worried is: – Aren’t Museums places where you go to look at things that have gone extinct or out of style? Would the Museum of Human Rights be a place where we might go to celebrate the idea that we once had Human Rights?  —djo— }

Student suspended for selling banned Pepsi takes business to sidewalk   { * Well, heck, the kids who have been addicted to intestine-rotting GMO ‘modified corn sweetener’ in popular soft drinks have to get their suicidal fixes somewhere- * Me being snarky again.  —djo— }

NASA’s MAVEN spacecraft reaches orbit around Mars   {  }

-Must Watch- Worldwide climate change rallies   { ‘Climate change’ is probably more accurate than the ‘global warming’ headline I saw somewhere else. —djo— }

& The Editor’s Picks are left over from yesterday.

-World- 130,000 Syrians flee to Turkey in 4 days to escape ISIS advance   { * Up 30,000 from yesterday? Ever wonder who might want to stay up all night dreaming up new ways to make sure you’re nervously believing the world might explode into terror attacks and war exploding everywhere at once?  —djo— }

-World- Australia seeks broad anti-terror powers after foiled beheading plot   { * When I was a kid in the late sixties, early 70’s we had an exchange student from Australia come talk to us in school and while people in the USA were starting to doubt the war in Vietnam was us trying to make the world safe for everybody else, Australians seemed to be genuinely concerned that the Red Menace -Communists- who had replaced the -Yellow menace- -Japanese soldiers during WWII- might just swoop down and take over and rape all those nice pure white girls. Australia might be a little more susceptible to propaganda scare tactics than areas more removed from international hot spots. ** Um, anybody got any ideas on how we can reverse the barage of fear mongering b.s. scare tactics that are aimed at out hearts and minds? —djo— }

-World- Visiting Afghan soldiers go missing from Cape Cod military base   {  }

-Politics- Korean president to talk trade during Parliament Hill visit   {  }

-Politics- Tories revive union bill that provoked Senate rebellion, move to limit debate   { * Quick, somebody move to limit the Tories grasp on power-   —djo— }

-Health- Why Winnipeg? How a Canadian lab became an Ebola research powerhouse   {  }

-Arts & Entertainment- 2014 CBC Poetry Prize winner announced   {  }

-Arts & Entertainment- Happy Birthday Leonard Cohen: Q opens the vault   {  }

 

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“Local / New Brunswick”

5 cropped photos from a debate.
The five party leaders in today’s election.

5 things to watch for in New Brunswick’s provincial election   { Here’s their list :  1. Alward’s shale gas strategy – * Can conservative party lies that fracking is safe and necessary for the economy blind enough voters to give the unholy [ censored ]’s another win? * 2. Can Brian Gallant hold lead? * Can the Liberals pull in enough votes to win this one – after they pointed out that, all the time the Conservatives were telling everybody that Fracking meant jobs and prosperity, 3,000 actual jobs disappeared and campaign promises met half their goals- 3. Possible NDP breakthrough – Dominic Cardy did well in the debates after having moved his party a little closer to the centre of the political spectrum, recruiting ex-Liberals and ex-PC members to switch to the NDP banner and ‘pitching the party as the one that takes fiscal matters seriously’.  4. Green Party Leader David Coon – There was a tweet yesterday that Jim W sent me – A poster that was seen in University campus windows that said, “99% Less Bullshit”, showed David Coon’s smiling face- and listed web sites, twitter accounts, and facebook pages-  5. New riding map creates tight races – 55 voting districts were reduced to 49 – They don’t mention People’s Alliance candidate Kris Austin under #5 but his photo is there – *** Okay, I’ve probably done enough damage here- let’s move on to another headline.  —djo— }

New Brunswick: A different kind of election night   { ‘Elections New Brunswick is using vote tabulators to quickly count the votes in Monday’s provincial elections.’ & Link >>—-> http://indigostarcrystalradio.wordpress.com/2009/02/21/how-could-anyone-hijack-a-us-presidential-election <—-<< Jim W has a link to a recorded interview from the aftermath of the 2004 US Federal elections where-in a lawyer has explained how the Republicans stole the election to fraudulently put G.W. Bush in the White House for a second term – the second time he did not win an election legally, but found his butt in the seat of power. —djo— }

8 ridings to watch in the New Brunswick election   { ” 1. Fredericton South- “could be the closest race in the province on election night.” Green Party leader David Coon is running against Progressive Conservatives’ Craig Leonard, NDP’s Kelly Lamrock, Liberal Roy Wiggins and Independent candidate Courtney Mills.  “2. Saint John Lancaster” where former Liberal MLS Abel LeBlanc bolted from the Liberal Party in favour of the NDP. “3. Miramichi” Where ridings/districts were rearranged so sitting MLAs are running against each other. And a former PC MLA is also running in this riding as an Independent. “4. Memramcook-Tantramar ” is another riding in which two sitting MLAs are running against each other.  “5. Carleton-Victoria” Where the Liberal candidate was first charged with fraud in connection with a business he was a partner with, and then the charges were dropped. “6. Saint John Harbour” Where Tory Carl Killen won his race in 2010 by either 7 or 8 votes, depending on which paragraph you read here.  “7. Moncton Centre” The change in ridings/districts here has pitted two MLAs against each other who were famous for launching blistering partisan attacks at one another in New Brunswick’s ‘Question Period’ “8.  Fredericton West-Hanwell” where NDP leader Dominic Cardy is trying to win a seat that could be the NDP’s first seat in the legislature since 2005. ”  —djo— }

2 men stabbed at Esgenoôpetitj First Nation   {  }

New Brunswick election 2014: Voters head to the polls today   { Redundancy R Us? —djo— }

 

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“Aboriginal”

RCMP investigate claim officer made derogatory Facebook post   {  }

Assembly of First Nations says its proposals on missing women ‘tossed aside’ by Ottawa   {  }

NDP forces Commons debate on murdered, missing indigenous women   {  }

Only 3 First Nations candidates running in New Brunswick election   {  }

’60s Scoop adoptees find ‘some kind of belonging’ at national gathering   {  }

-Sadly it looks like every article on this page is a repeat-

 

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{ 11:14 am – Checking for typos and colorizing the headlines.    11:45 am— Almost ready to hit the ‘Publish’ button ———djo——— }

Saturday, 20 September, 2014 – CBC News Headlines:

Saturday, 20 September, 2014  -( 70˚F /21˚C –  & ‘mostly cloudy’ in Ithaca @ 5:30 pm in Ithaca )-

{ 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. ———djo——— }

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— Oooops – I composed a message asking for one of my helpers to put this together for me this morning and then never sent it. It was still waiting to be sent when I got home about five minutes ago. Jim & Jim were apparently also quite busy today- Sorry for the inconvenience —djo—

Man in rain with Scottish flag draped over his shoulders.
“Scotland turned its back on independence – and with that on a chance to reinvent its economoy and society,” writes Don Pittis.

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Lead Articles:

Egyptian-Canadian Journalist inside a cage
Mohamed Fahmy as he appeared in court, inside a cage.

Mohamed Fahmy: Egypt’s president won’t interfere with courts in Canadian’s case   { Mohamed Fahmy is the Egyptian-Canadian journalist —djo— }

About 60,000 Syrian Kurds flee to Turkey as ISIS  advances   {  }

NATO chief says Ukraine has ceasefire ‘in name only’   {  }

Doug Ford kicks off his Toronto mayoral campaign   {  }

Ray Rice jersey swap attracts 7,000 Baltimore Ravens fans   {  }

Ebola burial team attacked in Sierra Leone amid lockdown   {  }

-New- Second man arrested in 2 days trying to enter White House   { The most interesting thing under this article is the related story: “Toddler apprehended by Secret Service at White House” -they caught a toddler somewhere where he or she should not have been?  —djo— }

 

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“Offbeat”

Smiling man with beaver house behind him.
“Explorer Rob Mark snaps a selfie on top of the world’s largest beaver dam.” – but they don’t show the dam, just the pond behind it.

Oktoberfest begins in Munich   { What is offbeat about this? —djo— }

‘Nearly empty’ Picasso museum reopens in Paris   {  }

U.S. explorer first person to reach massiver beaver dam in Alberta   {  }

Polar bears chew through silicone in Winnipeg zoo’s underwater tunnel   { “Yum”? -We’ll have to ask them how it tasted, anybody out there speak the polar bear dialect? Are you crazy enough to want to go talk to one of them? —djo— }

 

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“Most Viewed”

Why chimps kill other chimps — U.S. study uncovers main reason   { Male chimps kill other male chimps in order to increase the probability that they will be the ones who get to father the most baby chimps. -Scientists used to believe that the reason chimps killed each other had a lot more to do with tensions that increased when human communities expanded into chimp territory. Nope, it’s mostly sexual and a little bit territorial with keeping chimp guys away from ‘their’ chimp women.  —Sounds like high school and university fraternity attitudes.—  —djo— }

Onslow man, 19, facing attempted murder charge   { The 19-year-old Nova Scotian ran over a 17-year-old ‘with a car repeatedly’ according to police.   —djo— }

B.C. Ferries won’t get more government subsidies: Todd Stone    { “The B.C. government is trying to undercut a report that claims rising ferry fares are hurting the economy ahead of the Union of B.C. Municipalities’ annual general meeting next week. – Last week, the UBCM released a report that concludes B.C. missed out on more than $2 billion in economic activity over the past decade because of rising fares on BC Ferries

“- But in a letter to the UBCM’s president, B.C. Transportation and Infrastructure Minister Todd Stone said he rejects the conclusions of the report. – B.C. Transportation and Infrastructure Minister Todd Stone rejects the findings in the Union of B.C. Municipalities’ recent report that blames funding cuts to BC Ferries for robbing the B.C. economy of billions of dollars. – “Our sense of this report is it’s highly simplistic in terms of the analysis that’s been done,” he told CBC News on Friday. – “The assumptions that have been made that kind of underpin the findings of this report are so massively overstated that you could drive a ferry through them. – “It’s far too simplistic to suggest that just because someone may not have taken a ferry, they didn’t spend money in B.C. in some other facet.”  – ”  —djo— }

Jean Chrétien says Canada is all in on Iraq mission   {  }

Phoney cops scam money from tourists in Vancouver   {  }

Fire destroys St. John the Baptist church in Edmundston   {  }

ISIS takes over Syria Kurdish villages as thousands flee to Turkey   {  }

Leonardo DiCaprio film holds open casting call in Yellowknife   {  }

-11 photo slide show- Scotland tensions rise after referendum   {  }

-Blog- Scotland referendum: Alex Salmond gave up chance to negotiate, CBC readers say   {  }

 

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Other:

-Analysis- What’s in store for Scotland? Ask Quebec: Don Murray   { The main British parties in London are now talking about turning huge chunks of tax power over to Scotland’s assembly.   —djo— }

‘We could see palm trees bending in half’: Newlyweds head home after Mexico hurricane   {  }

‘The building is lost’: Fire destroys 140-year-old N.B. church   { Edmunston is in New Brunswick, Edmonton is in Alberta.  —djo— }

-Analysis- Polls suggest Liberals poised for government in N.B., despite PC gains   { * Liberals are calling for a moratorium on Fracking and Exploring for frackable shale gas and pointing out the track record of the sitting PC party, showing that 3,000 jobs have been lost in the past 4 years – all the while the PC party is claiming that Shale Gas -Fracking- and exploration -Fracking- are the key to New Bunswick’s economic future. So far, it looks like the people of New Brunswick see through the PC party’s propaganda.  —djo— }

Car veers off road, rolls over, sending 5 exchange students to hospital   { * This happened near Truro, Nova Scotia, late Friday night. One student is in an Intensive Care Unit, One was expected to remain in hospital for 48 hours, the remaining 3 were expected to be released within 24 hours. “The people in the car are all between the ages of 20 and 21, and are international exchange students from Asia attending school at St. Francis Xavier in Antigonish.”  —djo— }

First Nations girl refuses chemotherapy, may be forced back into treatment   { Link: >>—-> http://www.cbc.ca/news/aboriginal/jada-johnson-11-refuses-chemotherapy-may-be-forced-back-into-treatment-1.2772401 And I just learned there’s a whole ‘Aboriginal’ page on the CBC.ca/news site – Looks like we’re about to expand our headline coverage here- —djo— }

Ottawa crash leaves woman trapped in car for 40 minutes   {  }

U.S. Secret Service under scrutiniy after intruder gets into White House   {  }

-Must Watch- Man runs on White House lawn   {  }

-Must Watch- Dramatic SUV rescue   { “Group of Salt Lake City [ Utah ] residents flip an SUV to free 3 teens trapped inside”  —djo— }

-Editor’s Pick- Polls suggest Liberals poised for government in N.B.  { Probably the same article listed above, but this headline on the right side also says: “Éric Grenier takes a look at the numbers heading into the campaign’s final weekend” – Éric Grenier “is the founder of ThreeHundredEight.com, a website dedicated to political polling in Canada and electoral forecasts.”  —djo— }

-World- Nigeria town under seige by Boko Haram, at least 23 civilians dead   {  }

-Analysis- Is ISIS expanding worldwide?   {  }

-Politics- U.K. government sought referendum advice from Jean Chrétien   {  }

-Politics- NDP forces Commons debate on murdered, missing indigenous women   {   }

-Business- Flying fees backlash and hotel room tips debated: the business week in review   {  }

-Business- Expect to pay $83K more for a Canadian home than you initially planned: Survey   { * That’s the average amount the Bank of Montreal’s Fall Home-Buying Report came up with.   —djo— }

-Business- Canada’s bank oligopoly is good for consumers, says outgoing TD CEO  { Yes, and foxes are probably trying to tell you that they are the best guards for hen houses, and alligators will try to tell you they’re protecting the gazelles they look out for from drowning, -chomp chomp-.   —djo— }

 

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“Local / New Brunswick”

Children followed by strange man in 2 separate incidents   {  }

‘The building is lost’: Fire destroys 140-year-old N.B. church  {  }

Missing 13-year-old Moncton boy found safe   {  🙂  }

Michael Camp: Outmigration looms over final days of the election   {  }

-Timeline- Campaign 2014   {  }

 

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“Aboriginal News”

Link to >>—-> www.cbc.ca/news/aboriginal <—-<<  page

Activist Pam Palmater recalls 1st time she stood up for her rights   {  }

’60s Scoop adoptees find ‘some kind of belonging’ at national gathering   { “They were taken from their families as small children and grew up without their aboriginal culture and identity. Now a one-of-a-kind national gathering is bringing the adoptees together.” —djo— }

Residential school experiences form basis of Royal Winnipeg Ballet Production   {   }

Only 3 First Nations candidates running in New Brunswick election   { “Curtis Bartibogue is running as the NDP candidate in Miramichi Bay-Neguac, focusing his campaign on natural resource management and First Nations relations. – The other aboriginal candidates are Sheila Croteau, who is running for the Green Party in the riding of Portland-Simonds, and Raven-Chanelle Arsenault-Augustine, who is running for the People’s Alliance in Kent North.” —djo— }

New society plans educational TV channel for Nunavut   {  }

-12 photo slide show- Back-to-school braids   { Makes me wish I grew up close to an area that celebrates First Nations Culture.  —djo— }

-Features- Truth and Reconciliation: nearly 4 years of hearings wrap   {  }

-Features- Embedded   { “CBC Thunder Bay wants to help you break out of your cultural comfort zone.” * And I’m wondering if anybody thinks that might be a good thing? —djo— }

 

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{ & it’s 7:45 pm here in Ithaca and I actually feel like I accomplished something, even if I somehow lost the function that underlines in red all the words this process thinks are misspelled- time to check really close for typos and get out the crayons for the headlines-    8:20 pm -tell me it’s better late than never?- Clickin the “Publish” button-  ———djo——— }

Friday, 19 September, 2014 – CBC News Headlines:

Friday, 19 September, 2014  -( 54˚F /12˚C –  & ‘clear in Ithaca @ 10:30 am in Ithaca )-

{ 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. ———djo——— }

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— Tweet from EFF -Electronic Frontier Foundation- “Technology must be designed to help uphold human rights, not help governments violate them.” —

Scotland Votes 'No'.
Scotland’s Referendum Vote: The ‘No’ votes are the majority.

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Lead Articles:

-New- Even Scotland’s No vote holds lessons for Canada: Chriss Hall   { With several related headlines right under the above photo on the CBC News page.  —djo— }

French Jets launch 1st airstrikes against ISIS in Iraq   {  }

Scotland votes 55.3% to remain part of United Kingdom   {  }

B.C. teachers vote 86% to ratify 6-year deal   {  }

Scottish Nationalist Party leader Alex Slmond resigns   {  }

Netflix tells CRTC hearings to let market forces dictate   {  }

Annual inflation rate in August was 2.1%: StatsCan   {  }

-Analysis- Is ISIS violence expanding worldwide?   {  }

-Updated- Police issue Canada-wide warrant in shooting death of businessman   {  }

-Blog- NASA’s SpaceX, Boeing deal a giant leap for space flight: Bob McDonald   {  }

 

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“Offbeat”

World’s longest dog tail honours go to Calgary   {  }

‘Seeing Jesus in Toast’ study among winners of Ig Nobel prizes   {  }

-Repeat- Boeing’s ‘space taxi’ includes seat for a tourist   {  }

-Repeat- Watch scientists examine a minibus sized colossal squid   { * Why?  —djo—  }

 

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“Most Viewed”

Scotland Referendum: Voters say No to independence from U.K.   {  }

Apple’s iPhone 6 selling out early in Canada   {  }

Don Frigo shooting death: Canada-wide warrant issued for Boris Panovski   {  }

Iranian youth dancing to Pharrell Williams’ ‘Happy’ given suspended sentences   {  }

B.C. teachers’ strike: Could it have ended much sooner, asks Stephen Smart   {  }

Justin Trudeau hits bakl at ‘old men’ over abortion stance criticism   {  }

Escape from Los Cabos: Some Canadians return, some stuck in hurricane zone   {  }

8 Ebola workers found dead in Guinea, 6 suspects arrested   {  }

Netflix tells CRTC that consumers should vote with their dollars   { Netflix has never received a penny from me- —djo— }

-10 photo slide show- Apple’s iPhone 6 goes on sale around the world   {  }

-Blog- Scottish referendum: Story of No vote told on Britain’s front pages   {  }

 

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Other:

-Updated- ‘Heads over hearts’ rule as Scotland votes No to independence in historic referendum   {  }

Florida man shoots 6 grandchildren, daughter, self police say   {  }

-New- 91 lashes, jail time suspended for ‘Happy’ dancers in Iran   {  }

-Analysis- Scotland’s No vote doesn’t mean satisfaction with the way things are: Margaret Evans   {  }

-Analysis- ‘Unequal Treaties’: So much secrecy around Canada’s investment deal with China   {  }

Apple’s iPhone 6 frenzy: Tempers, joy and long lineups   {  }

Canadian navy to retire four Cold War era ships: Sources   {  }

Trudeau hits back at ‘old men’ over abortion stance criticism   {  }

France joins airstrike campaign, wipes out ISIS target in Iraq   {  }

-Analysis- Backbenchers won’t get much of a boost with reform bill: Kay O’Malley   {  }

B.C. teen killed in apparent random attack, say homicide investigators   {  }

Netflix warns Canada against regulating internet   { netflix told the CRTC not to dictate how much Canadian content should be delivered by the internet.  —djo— }

-New- Alibaba to tap market in $22B US IPO   {  }

-Must Watch- Philippe Couillard reacts to Scottish result   {  }

-Must Watch- Australian iPhone fail   { “Australian Jack Cooksey, who waited in line all night to be the first to buy an iPhone 6 in Perth, drops his new smartphone on camera” }

-Must Watch- World reaction to Scotland vote   {  }

-Editor’s Pick- A Tribe Called Red cancels museum show   { The group of DJs cited concerns about the way the Canadian Museum for Human Rights portrays aboriginal issues.  —djo— }

-Editors’ Pick- Why all the crecy around FIPPA agreement with China?   {  }

-World- Pound down slightly after Scotland voters reject indepencdence   {  }

-World- Child measles vaccination deaths in Syria appear linked to human error   {  }

-Canada- ‘I thought I was gong to die,’ says Canadian back from hurrican zone   {  }

-Politics- FIPA agreement with China: What’s really in it for Canada?   {  }

-Business- Cost of Keystone XL likely to jump 85%: TransCanada CEO   {  }

-Business- Markets rise after Scotland voters reject independence   {  }

-Health- Hospital ER times reveal some ‘disturbing’ waits   {  }

-Health- ‘I know I’ll beat this terrible disease,’ Rob Ford says in audio statement   {  }

-Arts & Entertainment- Canada’s Oscar contender announced today in Montreal   {  }

-Arts 7 Entertainment- Liam Neeson is ‘refreshing’ in A Walk Among the Tombstones   {  }

-Arts & Entertainment- Original Marquis de Sade scroll unfurled in France   {  }

-Technology & Science- New security measures on Apples devices will make it harder for law enforcement   {  }

 

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“Local / New Brunswick”

Liberal lead shrinks as Tories gain, CRA poll says   { “Liberal Leader Brian Gallant is clinging to a nine-point lead ahead of Monday’s provincial election as the Progressive Conservatives have managed to chip away at the lead. – The Corporate Research Associates poll had the Liberals with the support of 45 per cent of decided voters followed by the Progressive Conservatives with 36 per cent and the NDP with 11 per cent. – Meanwhile, the Green Party had six per cent and the People’s Alliance had two per cent. – Don Mills, the chairman of Corporate Research Associates, said on Twitter his poll shows the Tory support is coming at the expense of the expense of the NDP.”  —djo— }

Cardy, Gallant spar over Nazi parody video tweeted by NDP candidate   {  }

Memramcook-Tankramar legal challenge hangs over new riding   {  }

Dorchester inmate released in Moncton with strict conditions   {  }

{ & There are several articles on the New Brunswick page that suggest that Shale Gas can be extracted safely. ***NO! FRACKING CANNOT BE DONE SAFELY!*** —djo— }

 

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{ 12:45 pm  — ready to check for typos and get out the crayons ———djo——— }

Thursday, 18 September, 2014 – CBC News Headlines:

Thursday, 18 September, 2014  -( 56˚F /13˚C –  & ‘partly cloudy’ in Ithaca @ 9:30 am in Ithaca )-

{ 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. ———djo——— }

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Bagpiper, looks like the pipes are spitting fire.
Today’s the day for the Scottish Referendum.

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Lead Articles:

-Updated- ISIS-inspired beheading foiled in Australian counterterrorist raids   { 15 alleged ISIS-inspired demonstraters were detained in an alleged ‘random beheading plot’ in Sydney, Australia.  —djo— }

Polls open in historic Scottish independence vote   {  }

Toronto doctor says Rob Ford has malignant liposarcoma   {  }

Stranded Canadians arrive home from hurricane-hit Mexico   {  }

Ebola death toll in West Africa rises to 2,622: WHO   {  }

Air Canada to introduce $25 fee for 1st checked bag   {  }

-New- Scotland’s independence forces likely victors, no matter the vote: Nahlah Ayed   {  }

-Analysis- Cut them some slack: Go easy on families of cancer patients   {  }

-Analysis- ‘Too black’? Why the Atlantic Hawks co-owner’s email is no Donlad Sterling scandal   {  }

 

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“Offbeat”

Boeing’s ‘space taxi’ includes seat for tourist   {  }

-Repeat- Watch scientists examine a minibus-sized colossal squid   { No thanks, I don’t want to watch anybody dissect a squid.  —djo— }

Central Perk pop-up draws droves of Friends fans   {  }

-Repeat- George the goldfish A-OK after surgery to remove tomour   {  }

 

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“Most Viewed”

Scotland independence referendum: If Yes side wins, what happens next?   {  }

Nathan O’Brien murder case: Douglas Garland appearance draws gasps in courtroom   {  }

Scotland independence referendum: Voters line up to decide fate of U.K.   {  }

Muskox
This muskox was spotted in the Northwest territories near the Alberta border two years ago. Another was spotted last week in Manitoba.

Rare muskox spotted in northern Manitoba raises hopes for its return   { Another headline goes: “‘Lonely male’ muskox? Rare sighting of Arctic mammal in Manitoba”  —djo— }

Cancer sends shockwaves far beyond the patient: Nikhil Joshi   {  }

Rob Ford’s cancer diagnosis: Will the mayoral candidates soften their attacks?   {  }

Alex Hennessy captures own armed holdup on GoPro camera   {  }

-21 photo slide show- Scotland votes   { The first photo in this series is the one at the top of this article today.  —djo— }

-Blog- Rob Ford diagnosis generates outpouring of emotion online   {  }

 

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Other:

5 big issues an independent Scotland would have to address   {  }

-Analysis- Jim Prentice has a huge hill to climb to give Albertans what they want   {  }

U.S. border patrollers testing body cameras   {  }

Prescription drugs need to be tested on children to be effective, experts say   {  }

-New- Ukraine’s Porochenko meets with Obama, seeking more help   { Yesterday, the Ukrainian president met with PM Harper in Ottawa, hoping for closer ties and possibly, a deal to secure energy trade between Canada and Ukraine.  —djo— }

Fireball over Rockies was Russian spy satellite, experts say   {  }

Surrey teen’s death ‘suspicious’, police say   {  }

Artificial sweeteners linked to obesity epidemic, scientists say   {  }

Do distracted driving laws cover smartwatches?   {  }

-Must Watch- Tourists flee in wake of Hurricane Odile   {  }

-Must Watch- Secret satellite launch   { “An Atlas 5 rocket carrying a classified U.S. government satellite blasts off from Cape Canaveral, Fla.”  —djo— }

-Must Watch- Kalmaegi slams China   { Kalmaegi is a typhoon.  —djo— }

-Editor’s Pick- New iOS 8 apps launched for CBC News, Radio   {  }

-Opinion- Scotland referendum: Will slacktivists help secession succeed?   { * Now this is one snarky opinion >>—-> “Independence is too important a decision to place in the hands of teenagers” <—-<< Not my snarky opinion this time. —djo— }

-Richard III- King Richard III killed by two blows to bare head, forensics show   {  }

-Politics- Ukrainian president asks Canada to provide more loans, share intelligence   {  }

-Politics- Paul Martin on sparking a new conversation around aboriginal issues   {  }

-Business- Fed again pledges to keep interest rates low for a while yet   { The U.S. Federal Reserve – which is not a branch of the U.S. Government- it is a private organization that many say does not have our best interests in their agenda- are planning to keep interest rates down. & Janet Yellen’s photo with this article makes her look like a demented manipulatrix >>—-> Just my opinion <—-<<  —djo— }

-Business- CN to be fined for failing to move enough grain    { “Canadian National Railway will be fined for failing to comply with an order that it move a minimum amount of grain each week, a spokeswoman for federal Transport Minister Lisa Raitt said Wednesday in a move that caught the railway by surprise. – “As CN was not able to meet the minimum volume requirements (under the Fair Rail for Grain Farmers Act), the minister has decided to issue administrative monetary penalties to the company,” press secretary Jana Regimbal said in an email. – “The penalty is up to $100,000 per week and that is up to the minister’s discretion,” Regimbal added, noting it was the first such fine under the act. – ‘We can’t move what they don’t deliver.’- Claude Mongeau, CN – It was unclear what time frame was involved in imposing penalties under the act, which was passed last spring amid complaints that CN and rival CP Rail were providing poor services to western grain farmers.  —djo— }

 -Technology & Science- Gamers put own face on star players in NBA 2K15   {  }

-Community- CBC News readers suggest better pay for hotel workers rather than tip envelopes   {  }

 

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“Local / New Brunswick”

DNR officer received ‘strange call’ over Andrew Harvey charges   { DNR = Department of Natural Resources. Former DNR officer Allen Goodine started the investigation in November of 2011. The probe culminated in charges laid on July 29, 2014, three weeks before the start of the campaign for New Brunswick provincial elections. >>—-> “Goodine said he told supervisors about the charges in July because Harvey was a high-profile candidate. – But then, on Aug. 29, his last day on the job before he retired, he said he got a phone call from a senior bureaucrat at DNR. – He said the official wanted to know details of the charges, including the names of the people accused, at which courthouse the charge was filed, and the date set for pleas. – “At that time, I said, `I got a gut feeling. I think there’s something’s adrift here,’” Goodine told CBC News. – He said he’d never received a call like that in his 33 years with DNR. The questions were the kind one would ask if they wanted to look up the court file, he said. – “I really don’t know why he called, but I got a gut feeling that something just didn’t seem right.” – The day of the call, Aug. 29, was Friday before the Labour Day long weekend. Four days later, on the evening of Sept. 2, the CBC received an anonymous e-mail with the court charge document attached. Other media organizations were also tipped off. – A DNR spokesperson said Wednesday there would be no comment on the alleged phone call to Goodine.”  && “Harvey said in a political brochure that he has “powerful enemies” in the Progressive Conservative Party”  —djo— }

Immigration is key to New Brunswick’s economic growth   {  }

NDP staffer questions [Liberal Party Leader:] Brian Gallant at Liberal press conference   {   }

Homecare businesses hold out for better deal from province   {  }

-New Brunswick Votes 2014 & the www.cbc.ca/news/new-brunswick page: –

-interactive- NB Votes: Compare party platforms   {  }

Assembly of First Nations says its proposals on missing women ‘tossed aside’ by Ottawa  {   }

Police remove shale gas supporter from anti-shale event   {  }

-Editor’s Note- The journalism behind Brian Gallant’s second interview   {  }

-Featured Video- Wild edibles   { “Greg Osowski finds food in the forest”  —djo— }

-Gas Guru- Robert Jones: Weekly prices and predictions for gas and diesel.   { Gasoline prices in Canada have a suspicious propensity for rising and falling that lead many Canadians and visitors to Canada to believe that collusion is going on inside the offices of the gasoline retailers. Local gas station owners say they are being told what to charge, and the wild fluctiations in price are not their idea at all. One television comedy program showed a gasoline pump whose price spun up when an automobile owner picked up the pump handle and began to move toward his gas tank- and the price spun back down as he changed his mind and moved the pump handle back toward the pump. I thought that was both funny and ‘telling’.  —djo— }

 

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{ 11:34 am — checking for typos and colorizing the headlines. — 11:56 am >>—-> Ready to “Publish”   ———djo——— }

Monday, 15 September, 2014 – CBC News Headlines:

Monday, 15 September, 2014  -( 48˚F / 9˚C –  & ‘mostly cloudy’ in Ithaca @ 8:00 am in Ithaca )-

{ 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. ———djo——— }

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Auroroa over Evergreens
This photo was shot by Doug McLean near Saint John, N.B. last Friday.

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Lead Articles:

3 Canadian political leaders.
Leaders of the 3 biggest political parties in Canada. Left to right: Stephen Harper, Conservative – Tom Mulcair, NDP – Justin Trudeau, Liberal. Elizabeth May of the Green Party didn’t make the CBC’s cut here.

Parliament’s back, but don’t expect to see the leaders much   { “MPs are back in Ottawa today, but Canadians expecting to see the party leaders facing off every day in question period may be disappointed.” The author of the article behind the headline suggests that the leaders believe they may be winning more votes by being seen out in the ‘real world’ than by sitting in Parliament, doing the work of legislating. —djo— }

Swedish centre-left party wins election but not majority   {  }

Tensions flare at  rally for striking teachers in Vancouver   {  }

Response to ISIS must be global, says French president   {  }

Britain to ‘hunt down’ ISIS after aid worker beheaded   {  }

-New- Rob Ford tumour diagnosis: Do politicians have a right to medical privacy?   { Maybe it should be noted that I don’t think any reporter for a main stream news gathering organization in the USA would ask this question.  —djo— }

-Go Public- Clients feel duped into hiring lawyers now suspended   {” Clients of two lawyers accused of serious misconduct are outraged over being kept in the dark about their lawyers’ records, which they said derailed their cases and cost them thousands.”  —djo— }

-New- Downsizing: Losing weight is hard, but it’s the only option   { A writer in St. John’s, Newfoundland writes about his decision to ‘transform his body, and his life.’ On the page that is this article you can either listen to a segment from ‘Definitely Not The Opera’ or look at a video.  —djo— }

 

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“Offbeat”

Dutch stage tomato fight against Russian sanctions   {  }

+ 3 repeat articles from the weekend

 

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“Most Viewed”

Django Unchained atcress Daniele Watts detained by L.A. police   {  }

Liberal polling lead [is] more than a Justin Trudeau honeymoon   {  }

No arrests yet in deadly shooting near Clinton, Ont.[-ario]   { Another link to this article has the headline: ‘Why the silence?’: Few details released after rural Ont. shooting  —djo— }

Abdul Monir, 31, shot dead just months after arriving in Canada   { Abdul Monir came to Canada from Afghanistan in May, began working for a Pizza parlour two weeks ago. He was one of two people shot, the restaurant owner is still alive, in critical condition.  —djo— }

Canadian citizens charged in $68M US drug bust in Australia    {  }

Air France strike wipes out more than half its global flights today   {  }

& The Oscar Pistorius slide show -20 photos- is up for the 3rd day and “Facebook Messenger found to be tracking ‘a lot more data than you think’” is also up for the 3rd day.

 

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Other:

-New- How to select a jury for Luka Magnotta   {  }

-New- L.A. police detain black actress for ‘showing affection’ with white boyfriend   {  }

-Updated- Iran rejects call for global strategy against ISIS   {  }

Non-profits turn to crowdfunding to save data cut by feds   { “How many day-care spaces exist in Canada? How much do the country’s poorest receive in welfare income? Are freshwater fish harmed by cleaning products? – For decades, the federal government paid to answer these questions. Now, non-profit groups are asking the public for donations in a desperate bid to save the data from extinction. – In the past year, three groups turned to crowdfunding, using the trendy but time-consuming online campaign that raises one small donation at a time. The trio — who seek to save child-care, welfare and environmental data — have a combined goal of $70,000. – As the onus in Canada for collecting some key data passes over to a non-profit sector reliant on one-off donations and small fee-for-service contracts, some worry about the impact of such a fragile arrangement. – “Certainly, it’s a bit of a stop-gap measure,” said Evidence for Democracy’s executive director, Katie Gibbs. “It’s pretty hard to do research under that condition of very short-term funding.” – Two of the campaigns successfully achieved their goals — including a think-tank rescuing welfare data and a fundraiser held by the world-renowned Environmental Lakes Area research group, the near-demise of which garnered widespread media attention.”  *** If Walter Burien of CAFR1.com is right and almost all of the federal, state, provincial and municipal governments in this world are lying about their income streams and how much money they actually have— Then these programs were not ‘un-funded’ to save money, they were probably un-funded by groups who don’t want their agenda derailed by the truth they would rather not let you have access to. —djo— }

Powerful Hurricane Odile bears down on Mexico’s Baja coast   {  }

Heroin packed under frozen fish: 2 Canadians charged in massive drug bust   {  }

-Exclusive- End-of-life care must be improved, federal health minister says   {  }

-Updated- Cancer-stricken British boy undergoes 1st proton treatment for brain tumour   {  }

-Must Watch- Kady O’Malley previews Parliament’s return   { Kady O’malley is billed as a “Political Blogger”  —djo— }

-Must Watch- TIFF 2014 highlights   {  }

-Editor’s Pick- Your photos of the northern lights after the solar storm   {  }

-Editor’s Pick- -In Depth- Sable Island: A living treasure   { “A look at Canada’s newest national park reserve” }

-Politics- MPs agenda for the fall: House cleaning and trade deals   {  }

-Business- Russia creates emergency fund to deal with Western sanctions   {  }

-Arts & Entertainment- TIFF People’s Choice Award foes to The Imitation Game   {  }

-Technology & Science- Ocean algae can evolve fast to tackle climate change, study shows   { *** And remote viewers have said that they see a future in which the bad guys have poisoned the land and water by fracking and other evil practices and the world comes to depend on a blue-green algae for its biggest safest food source.  —djo— }

 

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“Local / New Brunswick”

David Alward’s PC campaign risks missing undecided voters   {  }

People with signs.
Lincoln, N.B. residents voted down a proposal to form a village.

David Shipley: Leadership needed to end ‘undemocratic’ LSD model   { “LSD” = local service district. – “David Shipley, who served as a member of the Rusagonis-Waasis Local Service District Advisory Committee, said the existing model is paralyzing many rural communities that are experiencing rapid growth. – Shipley was involved in the LSD advisory board when Rusagonis-Waasis was exploring the idea of becoming a rural community. – The community of roughly 3,300 people, which is outside of Fredericton, is experiencing significant growth but as a local service district it lacks full local control over its decisions. – Shipley pointed out the community has 900 people under the age of 18 but it does not have a local park, a decision that a rural community could have changed easily. – He said a variety of reasons, ranging from apathy to concerns over lost influence in a new form of governance, caused the push to become an elected rural community to fail. – Shipley wrote in a special op-ed for CBC News the next provincial government should lay out a clear process for ending the existing LSD system.”  *** & Any time I hear a politician utter the word ‘Leadership’ my flesh crawls. Leadership implies that some ice-hole stands up and screams ‘Do things my way!’ And that rarely turns out to be a good idea. The best ‘leaders’ are those who set off on a difficult course, realizing that not many others would want to follow their example or tackle whatever tasks they set for themselves. They do not force their agenda on anyone. They take on responsibility because they couldn’t respect themselves if they didn’t, not because they are seeking any political or monetary gain. —djo— }

Brian Gallant questions timing of Andrew Harvey charges   {  }

 

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{ 9:37 am >>—-> Checking for typos and getting out the crayons.   “Publish” -ing at 10:00 am Eastern Time  ———djo——— }

Saturday, 13 September, 2014 – CBC News Headlines:

Sunday, 14 September, 2014  -( 56˚F / 13˚C –  & ‘mostly cloudy’ in Ithaca @ 12:30 pm in Ithaca )-

{ 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——— }

* I spent an hour this morning trying to fix one small error in yesterday’s heading –  and had three blogs suffer fatal confusion and crash — I have no idea what that was all about.  —djo— *

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Ad for facebook messenger.
* “Stay in touch with your friends @ the NSA” ?* “Messenger appears to have more spyware type code in it than I’ve seen in products intended specifically for enterprise surveillance,” says iOS forensics and security researcher Jonathan Zdziarski.

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Lead Articles:

Tweet
One tweet from somebody not very happy with Stephen Harper.

-Analysis- Expenses audit won’t end questions about Senate’s role: Chris Hall   { -Um, The Auditor General is conducting an audit of Senate expenses- worrying some senators who fear their legitimate expenses may be criticized and questioned. *** >>—-> Opinion >>—-> The Harper government has been trying to bring down the Senate, with its checks and balances that get in the way of what many see as Harper’s attempts to turn Canada into his own private slave state. A tweet this morning (above) is one of many that voice their unhappiness with Harper’s attempts to ‘turn Canada into a colony of China’. It was three of Harper’s Senate appointees who were singled out and kicked out of the Senate in the recent scandals, leading some to wonder if Harper was crafty enough to appoint those three and maybe others in an attempt to sabotage the Senate. This Prime Minister has also gone up against the Supreme Court, and anybody else who would not buckle under to his total control. —djo— }

Halifax fire under control but some still out of homes   {  }

Britain to ‘hunt down’ ISIS after beheading of Briton   {  }

North Korea sentences American to 6 years hard labour   {  }

4th doctor infected with Ebola dies in Sierra Leone   {  }

Ontario town told to lock doors due to police probe   {  }

‘They are not Muslims; they are monsters,’ U.K. PM says of ISIS after hostage beheading   {  }

Quebec sovereigntists look to Scotland for independence hope   { The vote in Scotland with take place this coming Thursday, September 18th, 2014. —djo— }

 

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“Offbeat”

Miss America hopefuls take part in the ‘Show Us Your Shoes’ parade   { & my first impression? the beauty pageant has hit a new low.   —djo— }

&& Everything else under this topic is still there since yesterday.

 

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“Most Viewed”

Central Huron residents told to lock doors for police probe   { I had a nightmare while I was growing up that the Army and National Guard locked down this whole area for some made up reason and went around shooting my friends with impunity- I thought I had awakened in a world occupied by Nazi storm troopers in American Uniforms. So that’s ‘where I’m coming from’ when I say it makes me nervous to hear that any police force wants to lock down whole towns after one person shows up shot to death.  —djo— }

Professional cheerleading ‘should be abolished’   { This opinion comes from former professional basketball player, Mariah Burton Nelson, “Cheerleading implies that women’s proper role is to support men, smile at men and fulfill the sexual fantasies of males,” declared Nelson, who played for Stanford University and in the first women’s pro-basketball league in the U.S. *Um, is this another case of somebody who wants to ‘throw the baby out with the bathwater’? Weren’t the original cheerleaders mostly men? I remember most cheerleaders in high school being ‘popularity addicts’ that I wasn’t particularly impressed by, -but I’ve developed an extreme allergic reaction to anyone who tries to tell me what everybody else should do or how they should think. }

B.C. teachers’ strike: Talks under way at Richmond hotel.   { I wonder if we’ll ever get anything like the truth behind this. Nobody has been able to answer my questions- I saw photos of teachers carrying signs that said they were locked out- but couldn’t find anything to either support or refute that. I should probably spend a little bit of time to dig deeper, but I can’t fly to British Columbia to seek out an talk to anybody out there- and I don’t have a whole day to sit and dig through ‘virtual reams’ of lies, half truths and corporate propaganda to find out what is really happening out there. —djo— }

David Haines beheading: British PM vows to ‘hunt down those responsible’    { Tell him to search his own closet first? }

Controversial natural gas rule changes came after B.C., oil lobby met   { “In January of this year, the Canadian Association of Petroleum Producers made a presentation to high-ranking officials in British Columbia’s Environment Ministry, outlining changes they wanted to environmental review rules for natural gas projects. – Those changes became law on April 14, but they didn’t stay that way for long.

“An outcry from First Nations organizations forced an about-face from Environment Minister Mary Polak, who rescinded the revisions two days after they were passed by order-in-council. – Internal government documents obtained by The Canadian Press show 25 to 45 new natural gas plants will be needed to meet the government’s hopes for liquefied natural gas and that the industry wanted regulatory changes expedited so they could make investment decisions. – The Environment Ministry says Polak met with “various industry and environmental organizations” to discuss the regulation change, but the documents don’t make a single mention of any meetings other than with the petroleum producers’ association. – The regulatory review carried out on the instructions of Premier Christy Clark continues, but the ministry says no further changes will go ahead without public review and input.”  —djo— }

Hiker falls to his death climbing glacier near Squamish   {  }

ISIS war chest grows by an estimated $3M every day   { And government propagandists try harder every day to spread fear and hatred in order to prepare you for a time when they will send your friends off to die in some stupid dispute they started a long time ago and nobody can remember what the actual root cause was. }

&& There are repeats of yesterday’s Oscar Pistorius Photo slide show and the -Blog- Feature:  “Facebook Messenger found to be tracking ‘a lot more data than you think“.

 

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Other:

Abortion rights trump MP’s freedom to vote their conscience, Trudeau says   { Stephen Harper has been described to me as ‘a rabid micro-manager’. I heard somebody ask, ‘Does that give Justin Trudeau the right to become a dictator on the other side of the fence?’ I couldn’t see any fence. And then I remembered Ralph Nader calling members of both the two biggest US Political parties “Republicrats” and I wonder about trends toward the same thing in Canada. —djo— }

-New- Panthers deactivate Greg Hardy as he appeals domestic violence conviction   { This would be the South Carolina football panthers, right? }

Hurricane Odile to hit Mexico’s Baja with heavy rains, winds   { Well- isn’t that what hurricanes do? I’m trying to remember when we first started hearing about hurricanes hitting the Pacific Coast.  —djo— }

U.S. citizen sentenced to 6 years of hard labour for ‘hostile acts; against North Korea   { -um, a couple years ago, if something similar to this issue popped up, would we be hearing that U.S. citizens were being accused of spying, or something like that? I’m confused.  —djo— }

-Updated- Shelling in eastern Ukraine challenges ceasefire deal   { And something I heard on Coast to Coast am last week led me to believe that psychics and others who believe they have prophetic abilities learned that sections in the official Christian Bible were heavily edited a long long time ago, but documentation still exists that says ‘Legitimate Prophets’ foresaw Russian troops attacking Scandinavia and then Canada and the U.S. in grabs for natural resources. The person who delivered this news or opinion says that Judaic and Christian officials were involved in cover-up re-writes in order to strengthen their own power within their religions. This guy went as far as to say that the Prophet we know as Jesus was actually Immanuel, who said that a religion based on his teachings would be perverted by power crazy religious clerics and that the same thing would happen about five hundred years later when another True Prophet would be born in what we call the Near East- and evil, manipulating men would pervert that True Prophet’s teachings. Immanuel went on to point out that the Israelites had stolen their land from inhabitants who were there before the Israelites left Egyptian slavery, and that if the two groups did not resolve their conflicts and differences, they would destroy each other. — This was way before there was a Russia or a United States of America — Karmic events were set to be triggered that could see the descendents of the Arabs who would follow the ‘True Prophet Mohamed’ conquer all of Europe, including England, and rule that area for 800 years. ***We may still be able to ameliorate this possibility, if we go back to the original teachings of Immanuel and scrap the revisionist nonsense that was written into the current version of the ‘Christian Bible’ – probably including anything that was added by the non-apostle Paul. *** It gets complicated.*** We’re stumbling around in the darkness of lies that have been hammered into our ‘consciousness’ for two thousand years, or longer. Pray for clarity here, pray the truth gets through to us. Pray for guidance and be ready to change everything you were ever taught to believe. Doesn’t sound easy does it? Want to wake up in chains or worse? Think about this — I do not have a hot line to the Source of all Truth — so you’re going to have to figure things out for yourself, and let me know what you come up with, okay?  —djo— }

‘I can’t wait for the Ford era to end’: Olivia Chow goes after Doug Ford   {  }

-Must Watch- Hot air balloon fest   { In Midland, Michigan }

-Must Watch- Baby coyote sleeps in fireplace   { Why wasn’t this in the Offbeat section? }

-Must Watch- Landing a spacecraft on a comet   { 5 possible landing sites on a comet where an attempt at a landing may take place in November —djo— }

&& ‘Editor’s Picks’ are leftovers from yesterday

-World- :

Typhoon Kalmaegi slams northeastern Philippines   {  }

Hall of fame golfer avoids serious injury in chain saw accident   {  }

-Politics- NDP to propose $15 federal minimum wage   { I believe the US Green Party and others were saying around fifteen years ago that $15.00 an hour would be the minimum ‘Living Wage’ needed to get by back then.  —djo— }

-Technology & Science- Formula E is in infancy but will drive innovation, 1st electric racing series suggests   {  }

-Arts & Entertainment- Ethel Bruneau. Montreal’s Queen of Tap, on why dancing ‘is a religion’   {  }

-Arts & Entertainment- Shakespeare’s complete works to be translated for Chinese readers   {  }

 

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“Local / New Brunswick”

N.B. Law Society members vote against accrediting Trinity Western   { -You may remember from previous articles that Trinity Western subscribes to Fundamentalist Christian Doctrine and forces its students to do the same.  —djo— }

RCMP looking for witnesses in fatal Royal Road crash   {  }

Terry Fox Run struggling with participation on P.E.I.   {  }

-New Brunswick Votes 2014-

-Repeat- Michael Camp: Liberals, PC stick to script in ‘strange election’   {  }

-Repeat- Liberal candidate Andrew Harvey’s fraud charges dropped   { One other article somewhere warned about interpreting this as anything but a case of ‘they don’t have enough evidence’ to press forward. *** & I’m getting sick of all this name calling and dirty tricks stuff. Last week there was a bit of an article suggesting that lots of political signs were being vandalized, with one party being singled out as the biggest victim in one area, another somewhere else. Are adults acting like out of control children? —djo— }

-Repeat- Brian Gallant’s energy stance hypocritical, David Alward says  { & This is probably a case of a piece of coal calling a grey cloud ‘black’. }

 

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{ 3:20 pm = Ack— I need to take a break and then check for typos etc.  —Initial Publishing @ 4:15 pm Eastern Time —— Pre–tagging and not yet categorized — There may be a few typos left, but my sweetie is having an automobile problem & I gotta go help her out  ———djo——— }

Monday, 08 September, 2014 – CBC News Headlines –

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

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

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

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

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Lead Articles:

Prince William and Kate expecting their 2nd baby   {  }

Jury selection begins today in Luka Magnotta murder trial   {  }

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

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

-Analysis- 4 challenges facing Jim Prentice   {   }

 

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“Offbeat”

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

 

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“Most Viewed”

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

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

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

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

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

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

 

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“Must Watch”

Celebs attend Joan Rivers funeral   {  }

Skate parks open in the West Bank   {  }

 

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Other:

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

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

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

Pipeline from oilsands to Arctic feasible: Alberta study   {  }

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

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

Male escort among witnesses as Senate reviews prostitution bill   {  }

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

 

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“Local / New Brunswick”

Shale gas development divides voters, CBC poll finds   {   }

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

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

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

“New Brunswick Page” :

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

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

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

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

 

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

Saturday, 06 September, 2014 – CBC News Headlines –

Saturday, 06 September, 2014  -( 72˚F / 22˚C & Mostly Cloudy in Ithaca @ 8:41 am )-

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

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

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Pipeline through boreal forest 120 km south of Fort McMurray, Alberta
Canada Leads The World in degrading Pristine, Intact Forests. This pipleine carries steam to well heads and heavy oil back to a processing plant. This section cuts through boreal forest 120 km south of Fort McMurray, Alberta.

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Lead Articles:

B.C. cool to idea of arbitration to end teachers’ strike { -More like, The B.C. government and the Minister of Education are cool on the idea of allowing an impartial 3rd party decide how this should be worked out. —djo— }

Results of Alberta Tory leadership vote due later today   {  }

Sierra Leone to ‘lockdown’ areas infected with Ebola   {  }

Fighting in Ukraine subsides as ceasefire takes hold   {  }

Donetsk residents doubt truce would create lasting peace   {   }

Hispanic Mother & Child bonding on a bed or sofa.
“U.S. President Barack Obama vowed in June that he would act without Congress to reform the immigration system. But a debate appears to be underway at the White House over the timing of any immigration announcements. Will he or won’t he act before the midterm elections?”

-Analysis- Obama’s immigration dilemma: Act now or after midterms?   {   }

NATO faces 1st test, as Estonia accuses Russia of abduction   { According to the Estonian government, Russian agents crossed the border of Estonia and detained a police officer. Estonia and Canada are calling this a provocation.   —djo— }

3 circles, top two are black, bottom has a big smile and strange eyes.
Disney thinks this image is too much like Mickey Mouse Ears.

David vs. Goliath trademark battles: Giants don’t always win   { The electronic DJ known as Deadmau5, is being sued by Disney for incorporating giant ears as part of his costume. }

-Photos- Bad weather soaks stars, fans on second night of TIFF   { It was Bill Murray Day at the Toronto International Film Festival. }

 

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“Offbeat”

Robot milkers gaining in popularity at dairy farms in N.B.   {  }

Strange looking fish.
An Ocean Sunfish, like the one in this photo , washed up on the beach at Cape Disappointment, near the mouth of the Columbia River in Washington state, USA. The fish was 6 feet long and weight almost 300 pounds.

‘It’s really an odd-looking fish’:  Rare 2-metre sunfish washes ashore   { Some West Coast friends of mine are very worried that radiation from the Fukushima Nuclear Power plant disaster -after the earthquake and Tsunami- might poison vast stretches of the Pacific Ocean and make living on the west coast of North America not so pleasant in the near future- We get updates from Coast to Coast am (<—-<< Link-) every so often that are not encouraging. —djo— }

Tim Hortons coffee cups: XL claims put to the test   { Somebody tested the capacities of Timmy’s large and Extra-Large paper cups- & contrary to the Conspiracy Theory that both cups hold the same amount of coffee- found that when filled to the line that Tim Hortons  Employees fill these cups to- There are 4 more ounces in the Extra-Large cup than the Large one.  —djo— }

Toronto Festival goers — and the world — celebrate #BillMurrayDay   { I heard an interview yesterday with the producer behind some of Bill Murray’s more memorable movies – Bill does his homework and deserves the accolades he received.  —djo— }

 

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“Most Viewed”

Pictures of storm clouds, downed trees as storm passes through   { This article includes several ‘tweeted’ photos taken in the Ottawa-Gatineau Ontario-Quebec area yesterday- The storm was quite impressive.  —djo—  }

Alex Stone arrested after U.S. teen wrote about shooting pet dinosaur   { Link This one really is worth reading. A 16-year-old student in South Carolina had an assignment to write about himself as if he was updating his status on facebook. He wrote that he shot his neighbor’s pet dinosaur with a gun he’d bought. His teacher notified the authorities and the police were called in. The student had his book bag and locker searched – and, when he objected to the way he was being treated was called, ‘irate’ and taken out of school in handcuffs. The school did not inform his mother. She is quoted as having said, ‘I mean first of all, we don’t have dinosaurs anymore. Second of all, he’s not even old enough to buy a gun.’  – And I would add that if the teacher believed that everything any teenaged kid would write as a status update on facebook was politically correct – that teacher is not connected to anything like ‘Reality’.   —djo— }

Busting Bill Murray: 10 believe-it-or-not stories   {  }

[Dutch dentist] Jacobus van Nierop’s patient: ‘Everything was infected’   { The Dutch dentist, arrested in New Brunswick and wanted by interpol on warrants from France claiming he mutilated patients- allegedly told somebody in an immigrations hearing/interview that he’d killed his wife in the Netherlands in 2006. A woman who lives in France said the dentist insisted she have all her fillings replaced even though she was unaware of any problems with them. After the dentists did the oral surgery she did have problems. She says he used dirty, infected instruments when he operated on her. The woman said her eldest child was also a victim of this dentist. —djo— }

Two dead, eight injured after moose collision on Highway 11   {   }

-Blog- Spirit Airlines slips up by trying to cash in on nude celebrity photo leak   { The Airline sent email ads to customers saying “Our Bare Fare was Hacked!” and featured a line drawing of a woman covering her chest with her arm.  —djo— }

 

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Other:

Fragile Ukraine ceasefire seems to be holding   {  }

-Audio- The celebrity nude selfie leak and why we care   {  }

5 memorable marketing blunders   {  }

Education Minister cool to arbitration to end B.C. teachers’ strike    { If the Education Minister is afraid than an impartial arbitrator would find against the government and in favor of the teachers- that should tell you something. —djo— }

Indigenous women ask, ‘Am I next/’ in push for inquiry into deaths   {  }

-Photos- 4th biennial Stand Up To Cancer live benefit   {  }

Unresponsive plane crashes of Jamaica killing U.S. couple   {  }

Adopted brothers reunited in Ottawa after decades apart   { There is also a video. “Two brothers who didn’t know they were related have reunited in Ottawa” }

-Must Watch- ‘Stories of our lives’: being gay in Kenya { “Kenyan filmmakers risk everything to tell the story of what it’s like to be gay in Africa”  —djo— }

-World- Pakistan, India flooding kills more than 200   {  }

-World- Nicholas Henin, French journalist, says Brussels museum shooter tortured him in Syria   {  }

-Politics- Brian Mulroney says Supreme Court criticism ‘sends the wrong signal’   { “Former Progressive Conservative prime minister Brian Mulroney says it was “unhelpful” for Prime Minister Stephen Harper to publicly criticize Chief Justice Beverly McLachlin. Mulroney is credited with winning the biggest landslide victory in Canadian election history – then turning the government over to Kim Campbell -the 1st and only woman Prime Minister of Canada so far- The people I’ve talked to in Canada blame Mulroney for the biggest loss the Conservatives ever suffered. He came in with the biggest pro-conservative vote ever and after he left, the conservatives only won 2 seats – out of 295 —djo— }

-Politics- Canadian special ops soldiers to be part of anti-ISIS team in Iraq   {  }

-Politics- ISIS recruits in Canada spark Liberal call for parliamentary probe   {  }

-Business- Apple’s not talking but tech lovers anticipate iWatch release   {  }

-Business- Canada loses 11,000 jobs in August   {   }

-Technology & Science- House sized asteroid flies near Earth this Sunday   { A newly discovered asteroid – 20 meters wide -that’s about 65 feet & change-  will pass a ‘safe’  40,000 kilometers / 25,000 miles above New Zealand – The article goes on to say that the asteroid will be farther from Earth than any of our communications or weather satellites.  —djo— }

 

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“Local / New Brunswick”

-Opinion- Michael Camp: Campaigns marked by political allegations  { Michael Camp is a journalism professor at St Thomas University  in Fredericton. “Two allegations against David Alward’s Progressive Conservatives caught my attention this week. – One was colourful and direct. The other was by innuendo, one of the darker arts in the world of political persuasion. – The first came on Thursday when Dominic Cardy laid out the NDP’s platform. – Cardy is doing his best to shake off the perception that the NDP is a party devoted to taxing, spending and racking up big deficits. – He said he didn’t buy the idea that there was anything left wing about driving New Brunswick into bankruptcy. – So before the bank arrives to repossess the car and the furniture, we better straighten things out. – That’s the ‘new’ NDP message. – But I think Cardy’s attack on patronage should connect with a lot of voters — if he can get them to listen. – Who would disagree with this little gem from the party platform? – “Whether it’s a Conservative minister getting the road to a friend’s fishing camp paved while your car bangs over potholes that never seem to get fixed, or your neighbour, a prominent Liberal supporter, who always finds a summer job grant for his children — too often knowing the right people seems to matter more than working hard.” – Cardy didn’t name names. His examples were generic rather than specific. But every voter knows it’s the way things have always worked in this province. – If you want a nice job, start by making friends with a politician in power ”  && “The other notable allegation, if you can call it that, was made by Liberal Brian Gallant. – On the same day Cardy was unveiling his platform, Gallant took a little time off from his usual campaign routines to offer some comfort and support to Andy Harvey. – Gallant suspended Harvey as the Liberal candidate for Carleton-Victoria when it was revealed that he was facing fraud charges. – We don’t know much about the case, other than it involves the Harvey family business and the sale of some wood. – Harvey says he’s innocent. Fair enough. The courts will decide. – But in the meantime, Harvey and the Liberal leader are raising questions about the timing of the charges. – With the cameras rolling, Gallant told reporters they should ask the attorney general of New Brunswick why a Liberal candidate would be charged in July, three years after an alleged offence took place, just as the election campaign was getting into gear. – And if voters hadn’t given this much thought, Gallant apparently thought a little nudge would be in order. – “You’d have to ask the Attorney General as to why it’s been done now,” Gallant said. – “And I’ll certainly allow New Brunswickers to come to their own conclusions as to why it would have popped up now.” – ”  —djo— }

David Alward unveils full ‘Say ‘Yes’ platform for PCs   { Jim W’s assessment of television commercials for this ‘Say “Yes” to jobs etc.’ campaign: >>—-> “David Alward comes across as a mean-spirited high school bully looking down from behind a political pulpit, sneering at voters with a message that feels like “Only a god -bleeped- idiot would vote for [the opposition] – He’s got that smug “my-daddy-could-afford-to send-me-to-the-most-expensive-educational-institutions. So I clearly know better than you do-” look. He claims that fracking is safe and will provide loads of magic jobs for everybody- And that is just not true. Scientists whose jobs depend on money from the fracking industry are the only ones I’ve heard claim that fracking is safe. When the protective layer of stone that keeps natural gas down -and keeps the gas from seeping into well water- is shattered- there is no way they can protect the water supply from gas and other harmful chemicals. Their suggested band-aid solutions are laughable- metal pipes rust- concrete slabs crumble and crack. There is no safe way to repair an area that has been fracked. & Hey, run the poster again-“—Jim Wellington. — Okay, I’ll do that. —djo— }

sign comparing jobs per million bucks invested.
Jobs Per Million Dollars invested. Oil & Gas = 2 jobs. Building Efficiency = 14 jobs. Clean Energy = 15 jobs. “Do The Math!”

Liberals request judicial ruling over campaign transparency law   {  }

& There’s more New Brunswick news at (Link >>—->)  http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/new-brunswick  — or, if you want to see local news from any other province, you can find it  at the cbc.ca/news/ site.

 

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{ 12:12 pm  —> Had one nasty browser crash and suffered the kind of lag lag lag I haven’t seen in years – >>—> but, ready to check for typos and paint the headlines pretty colours   >>—-> Pushing the “Publish” Button @ 12:55 pm     ———djo———  }

Thursday, 04 September, 2014 – CBC News Headlines –

Thursday, 04 September, 2014  -( 58˚F / 14˚C & Grey out there in Ithaca @ 7:30 am )-

{ & 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——— }

{ 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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Cartoon complaining about jobs in canada
-Couple days late- But it’s the thought that counts- Not from the CBC –

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Lead Articles:

-Updated- Ukraine crisis sets the stage for toughest NATO summit since Cold war ended   { “NATO’s top official accused Moscow outright on Thursday of attacking Ukraine as allied leaders gathered for a summit to buttress support for Kyiv and bolster defences against a Russia they now see as hostile for the first time since the Cold War.” – “We are faced with a dramatically changed security environment,” NATO Secretary-General Anders Fogh Rasmussen told reporters on arrival at the summit. “To the east, Russia is attacking Ukraine.” }

Russia warns NATO against offering Ukraine membership   {   }

BC teachers’ union rejects gov’t demand to suspend strike   { Another link to the same article replaced “gov’t” with “premier’s” }

Manulife buys Standard Life Canadian assets for $4B   {  }

-Updated- Canada sending 13 soldiers to Ukraine peacekeeping exercise   {  }

-Analysis- Why Barack Obama’s disengagement abroad may not be such a bad thing: Neil Macdonald   {  }

Happy Endings: 5 tips to keep TIFF from hurting your tush   {  “TIFF” = Toronto International Film Festival. This article flirts with becoming, “How to sit through 400 films without breaking your back” }

 

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“Offbeat”

Miserable, retching Great Dane binged on 43 & 1/2 socks   {  *Jim & Cathi- don’t let Jassper read this.* But, I’m wondering who had to count the socks and how did they come up with that 1/2 a sock? —djo— }

Albino cobra on the loose in California suburb   { I remember hearing that Alice Cooper’s pet snake escaped from its cage while Alice was doing a gig in Las Vegas, NV and got into the plumbing and came up out of a sink in the bar. The news guy who read that wondered how many people in the bar that night rad to their nearest AA meeting house. }

Huge hippo sculpture inhabits London’s Thames river   { Yesterday’s ‘Must Watch’ video moved to ‘offbeat’ section & given a ‘more fun’ headline. }

Colour-blind artist hears colours with skull implant   { * Unrelated*: The artist who has a lot to do with the Television Series “Heroes”-the guy who came up with all the wild paintings and the comic book- is color-blind- I think he might just ‘ink’ the cells and has somebody else do the fill-in? & completely unrelated to this article here today –  We hear that ‘Heroes’ is going back into production with a new cast of characters and possible cameos or more from original cast members. }

 

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“Most Viewed”

Pro sports cheerleaders: Are some modern-day slaves?   { Another link to the same story: “Cheerleaders complain of poor or no pay from multi-million-dollar employers.” }

Regina teacher accused in student sex case guilty of misconduct   { Not enough details in this article I don’t know if the teacher was found guilty on the strength of a student’s accusations or if there was any kind of due process type hearing or what?  }

‘Knee defender’ passenger ‘ashamed’ but won’t stop using airline seat gadget   { “Knee Defender” is a pair of clips that attach to a tray table and prevent the person in front of you from reclining into your face. The devices are ‘prohibited’ by some airlines, but are not illegal. If the greedy idjits who run the airlines made sure there was enough room for everybody, this would not be a problem. }

ISIS: How to to ‘degrade and destroy’ the militant group   {   }

Toronto mayor’s race: Who has the best plan to fix the city?   {  }

Library time and book access limited for federal prisoners, advocates say   {  }

2 Nova Scotia daycares failed to report suspected child abuse   {  }

-15 Photo Slideshow- Venice Film Festival 2014   {  }

-Blog- Teen boy sues DMV after being forced to take off his makeup   { – South Carolina – “According to the Associated Press, the gender non-conforming teen (who identifies as male) has filed a lawsuit against the state’s Department of Motor Vehicles for forcing him to remove his makeup in order to obtain a license.” – “It’s not likely that 16-year-old Chase Culpepper expected to have the time of his life when he went to a South Carolina DMV for his first driver’s license photo in March — but he didn’t expected to leave feeling humiliated, either.” }

 

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Other:

‘It’ll take a number of years’: The challenges of destroying ISIS   { Some of my favourite people are conspiracy theorists, or fans of conspiracy theories- But suppose for a minute that they might be right- and ISIS is the product of a C.I.A. training program. -If not the C.I.A., then another ‘intelligence’ operation with a ‘black ops’ budget. They find people who are a little bit over the edge already, and encourage them to become stark raving fanatics, kind of like: wind ’em up and let ’em go- But their wind up toys never know who it was, exactly, that wound them up / encouraged them to let their natural frustration and anger fester and become a solid force to be manipulated by puppet masters ( or idiots who believe they are puppet masters ) Give an angry, brainwashed person a gun, show him how to use it, convince him that he can go to heaven and pick and choose his 72 virgins because he’ll be killing creatures that his understanding of ‘god’ didn’t make, no, the infidels were created by the devil, by false gods… and blah blah blah- and then sit back, tenting your fingers together, smug as all get-out, and see what happens. Al-Qaeda means ‘The List’ – this was the C.I.A.’s list of ‘friendly’ nationalistic / religious partisans who wanted the Russians out of their country and would be happy to take C.I.A. money and guns and training and run around creating havoc –  and then remember everything they learned and use it against the U.S.A. when they invaded their country / territory.  So, if Al-Qaeda were originally C.I.A. assets or puppets who cut their strings and went after the puppet-masters, then went out and trained a whole new crop of wilder and crazier fanatics and called them ISIS or whatever they call themselves, and remember- if you mispronounce a name in their neck of the woods, or desert- that’s an insult- But anyway, the point of this whole silly rant is- if the C.I.A. or some similar group trained these guys or at least trained their trainers, ya’d think they had some kind of fail-safe – like for instance, a shipment of nerve gas bombs programmed to leak and kill the fanatics who were about to use them on innocents- But wait a minute- either these puppeteers are lousy at their ‘craft’ – or they don’t want to take down their golden egg laying gooses / scary Islamic fanatics –  hey- while most of the people in this world are scared out of their minds that they might walk around the corner in Main Street, USA and see a wild eyed fanatic dressed like an Arab with an AK-47 in one hand and a grenade in the other- heck- while Mr and Ms USA are checking under their beds for wild eyed fanatics, they won’t be watching the puppet masters, who are robbing them blind, fitting them with strings and getting ready to play their funeral march. What was Alfred Hitchcock’s theme music again? Funeral March of the Marionettes? – Who’s pulling YOUR strings? —djo— }

-Analysis- Toronto mayor’s race: Are there any free rides out of city’s traffic jams?   { & Where are those hover cars that everybody who went to the 1939 world’s fair believed we’d be flying around in by now? I saw television specials in black and white about that world’s fair. Unless I’m reincarnate from then, I wasn’t around to see it myself in person. }

‘I did my best’: Steven Sotloff’s fixer recalls effort to have U.S. journalist freed.   {   }

-New- Former PMs, aboriginal leaders announce new partnership today   {  }

Kashmir floods: 70 missing as bus swept away in stream   {  }

Rob Ford campaign staffer assaulted, police say   {  }

Tesla taps Nevada for $5B battery ‘gigafactory’   { Tesla, the car company, not Tesla the genius engineer. The engineer died penniless and had all his papers stolen by bad guys who are now using his technology against all of us. }

-Must Watch- Iceland eruption   {  Iceland’s Bardarbunga volcano is spitting out lava but experts say it’s not a threat to air traffic, yet }

-Must Watch- Heavy rain, landslides in China   {  }

-Editor’s Pick- Canadian beekeepers sue Bayer, Syngenta over neonicotiniod pesticides   { Bayer did so much for Hitler’s guys in World War II that they were calling their US enterprises ‘Miles Labs’ until they figured it was safe to come out of that closet. Who would believe that a fascist organization secretly took over the U.S.A. a long time ago? Bet you didn’t know that Henry Ford send Adolf Hitler the equivalent of $40,000.oo U$ dollars every year on his birthday. }

-Editor’s Pick- How the Iraqi jihadist group has grown   {  }

-Politics- Stephen Harper and the obsession with Franklin   { On his photo-op trip to the ‘way up north’, Prime Minister Stephen Harper toasted the search for Sir John Franklin’s ships, the Erebus and Terror. They were lost in a 19th century quest to find the Northwest Passage. }

-Business- Ontario chambers of commerce fight ‘aggressive’ U.S. incentives   {  }

-Arts & Entertainment- Where are the women? Why there are so few female movie roles? { -Um, because all the best parts for female actors are in “The Game of Thrones”?   —djo— }

-Technology & Science- The race to capture solar energy at U of T   { Researchers at the University of Toronto are re-imagining the solar cell as scientists and engineers around the world are racing to find alternatives to ‘fossil fuels’. They should look in the smoky back rooms of oil industry manipulations to find all the advances the ice holes have ‘buried’ to keep their strangle hold on your wallets. There is no gas or oil shortage. They’re lying to us. But there are cleaner ways to get our energy, and the Amish have the right idea in refusing to be at the ‘mercy’ of utility companies.   —djo— }

 

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“Local / New Brunswick”

How can New Brunswick improve the way students learn math?   { Have them count the lashes when we whip the evil manipulating politicians who want to keep them stupid? Learning is fun. All kids start out loving to learn. Almost every school system on this planet makes learning a drudgery- and exposes wonderful, bright kids to bullies and teaches them that they should expect to spend their lives at the mercy of manipulating ice-holes }

Dr. Eilish Cleary heading to Nigeria to fight Ebola virus   {  }

Brian Gallant suspends Liberal candidate after fraud charges arise   { The accused candidate says the charges are ‘baseless’ and questions the timing of the accusations. }

CRA seeks public apology from David Alward   { The Corporate Research Associates want New Brunswick premier David Alward to apologize in public for his quip that the group that does scientific polling was ‘playing games’ when it released its latest findings that revealed that the premier is doing badly in his bid to impress the voters. Unless the PC Party in New Brunswick can buy an election the way G.W. Bush did here in the states, Alward will be looking for a job in a couple weeks.  * & This “CRA” is not the Canada Revenue Agency, which Canadians love to hate as much as we hate the I.R.S. –   but they don’t have the possible ‘out’ of learning that their federal tax agency never was legally adopted by the prerequisite number of states. The I.R.S. only has legal status because the congress passed laws to put Al Capone in Alcatraz for ‘tax evasion’. If you live or work in the United Snakes of Amerika, the U.S. Government is committing fraud every time it demands that you pay income tax.  }

David Coon pledges to cancel forestry deals, hike corporate tax   { David Coon is the ‘leader’ of the New Brunswick Green Party.  }

Deportation order for Dieppe family from Tunisia lifted   { Yay! }

Saint John movie extras still waiting to get paid   { The producer of the movie ‘Dominion’ – about the final days of Dylan Thomas the poet – blames a clerical error for the 2 month delay in paying extras who were hired for the film. There is a photo of half a dozen actresses who played ‘swooning groupies’ who would flock to Dylan Thomas’ public poetry readings- & ‘The cheques should be in the mail within 2 weeks’. }

Voting machines erode secrecy of spoiled ballots   {  Apparently, spoiling one’s ballot was a person’s right – that can’t very well be practiced when voting on a machine. Best guess, it’s a way of saying ‘none of these candidates are worth voting for’. (?)  —djo— }

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{ 10:45 am – after several distractions – Checking typos and colorizing –   It’s 11:45 am and I’m going blind here-       ———djo——— }