Tuesday, 16 December, 2014 – News & Headlines:

Monday, 15 December, 2014  -( +41˚F / +5˚C & cloudy @ 8:30 pm near Ithaca )-  -( +30˚F / -1˚C + cloudy w/ very light flurries @ 9:30 pm Closer to Halifax —jim w—)-   —  { Headlines compiled by douglas j otterson & jim wellington, with help from —jda— } { Some things change, some articles remain. Do you know where your survival kit is?  —djo— }    { Beethoven’s & Christine K.’s Birfday- 🙂 }

Net Neutrality
Keep The Internet Free and Open – Or help us make it that way- —djo—

{ Headlines missing from below: — * UBER software raised prices during Australian Hostage Crisis to $140-$200 dollars per ride. Then apologized and offered repayments.  — & Loads of people anonymously did nice things for people they never met & Media completely missed that. *  —djo— }

Cornell
“Cornell University – Education Never Sleeps— & Neither do their security cams—” —djo—

{ New Stuff Every Day: We don’t change the images with the twitter stuff every day, but there will almost always be something new there, usually at the top of each section. The red headlines under ‘read this:’ & ‘Not this:’  Will be new. The top 4 headlines in blue “Offbeat” will usually be new. The top ten headlines in maroon/brown under “Most Viewed” are almost always all new, with CBC repeating or rewording something every now and then. Some of the green healines under “Other” are new, the ones at the top of the list are the most new. The top 4 purple headlines under “Local / New Brunswick” are New, except when some of those top 4 are repeated over the weekend or a holiday. And several of the top olive green headlines under “First Nations” are new on most days. — thanks,  —djo— }

Eliminate Poverty
Sounds Good To Me – & Harper Has It Wrong —djo—
Tyranny versus Liberty
Another Quote from Thomas Jefferson. I need to reflect on this before I endorse it whole heartedly — —djo—
Karma
There is justice, but it isn’t always humans who control it. People who commit atrocities in this life will suffer atrocities in their next lives. —djo—
UFO / Government Cover-up
Why is there a cover-up?” >>—> Because your government wants to control you  and fleece you of all they can steal from from you, and if you know there is free energy available all around us, they will lose control. —djo—
Stephen Colbert
“Stephen Colbert Scores a Coup?” —djo—
BBC Tweet
The BBC adds their voice to those concerned about evil ice-holes tightening their control over everything they ‘allow’ you to know about what they’re doing to you and everything you care about. —djo—
malala with peace prize
10 December, 2014 – Malala shows her Peace Prize. Dedicated to “those voiceless children who want change.” God Bless Her. —djo—
Spirit Networks tweet
Nice Message —jim w—

{ +2,799 New tweets since 9 pm yesterday  – & It just might be National “Something or Other Day”, but nobody tells me these things –  —djo— }

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

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

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

{  * https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BtzIKCqaZMQ *  <——<< * Link *  Moody Blues @ Home in 1995? from “Lifestyles of the Rich and Famous” I like many of the interesting details of Justin Hayward’s ‘Carriage House’ Home.  —jim w— }

 

{  “America- Where are ya now? Don’t you care about your sons and daughters? Don’t ya know We need you now, We can’t fight alone against this monster-” -John Kay of Steppenwolf- & the Monster is the one who convinces the police that they need to arrest a harmless 90 year old man for feeding the homeless in Florida and scares honest police officers to the point where they’re killing unarmed/ harmless men and women. These Police Officers are Not the Enemy. Look Behind the Curtain. —djo— }

Militarized Police Cartoon
I’ve got a tape loop of David Bowie singing “This is Not America!” going in my head right now. “Help- Amen-” —djo—
Torture Report
The U.S. ‘intelligence establishment’ tortured and held Omar Khadr in prison so long because they wanted to get his father, not Omar. (?) —djo—
Amnesty International
“If Commas Save Lives – Letters save Civilizations-” —djo—
Help!
There are angelic forces out there who can help us. They need your prayers to call them to action. “Help! -Amen” —djo—
Wiki Leaks Merchandise
WikiLeaks is selling teeshirts, sweatshirts, hats, hoodies, Mouse Pads & Smart Phone cases to raise funds, * Link *
Aria Stark
On the lighter side, one of my daughter’s favorite actresses made the news for attending a movie premier.
JesseVentura Cartoon
Jesse Ventura is alive and well and busy these days. —jim w—
Can't Trust Harper
The Premier of Newfoundland – Labrador says we can’t trust Harper or the Harper Government. —Jim W—

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===Read This:

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

Re-wording an old bumper sticker: Don’t publicize the b.s. shennanigans of politicians, it only encourages them  ;

“If we keep on practicing ‘an eye for an eye’ the whole world will be blind.” -We’re almost there already-   ;

It’s not nice to attack Mother Nature- You really don’t want to be anywhere near when She decides to fight back- ;

& – Wouldn’t it be nice if people started living by “Love they Neighbor as thyself”- ‘Could you believe it- no more war—‘   –

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===Not This

Lead Articles: Today’s Theme?: “—Nothing up my sleeve—“/ slight of hand?

Danielle Smith among 7 Wildrose MLAs crossing to Alberta PC Party  ;

Pakistani PM vows full accounting for ‘every drop’ of blood spilled in Taliban school attack  ;

B.C. approves controversial Site C dam ;

Sony hackers threaten 9/11-style attacks at screenings of The Interview ;

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— “Other Media” :  —

Help!
“I’ve got an idea, lets arm the Pandas and Belugas and let them save the planet while we play our video games and turn our souls off?” —djo—
Beluga
The St. Lawrence Belugas Scored a Victory over the Deep Pocket Corporate Shills in what did not turn out to be a Water Polo Match. —djo—
blow your whistles
I hope those Pandas and Belugas are well armed, we really need them…. —djo— Monday, 15 DEcember, this article/photo was retweeted quite a few times today.  —djo—
Help!
“Amnesty International + Malala Yousafzai = Hope” / “So this is Christmas-” John Lennon. —djo—
Monsanto Sux
Clif at Half Past Human dot com is calling them: Mon-SATAN-no or something close to that. —djo—

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

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

totems attack pipeline
NorthWesternFirstNations Art = Totems attack the pipeline. —djo—
2 visions of the future
“At a low point in the 1990’s I started writing a story in which the Earth/Dimension we know and love split in two with most of the trees, bees and plants that give us food and shelter and oxygen, as well as the domestic and farm animals walked into perenial springtime and brought positive people with them, the nasties, the power crazy, the negative people all fell into a separate dimension/parallel world that immediately became a nuclear winter.” —jim w—
Malcolm X Quote
Malcolm X was murdered because he believed that the races could get along co-exist and co-prosper. Bad guys did not like that idea. They want to Divide & Conquer. —djo—

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

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

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

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

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

Let Us Know if any other links have been effed with, thank you

>>——> J.Z.N McCauley’s NaNo Novel <——<<

{ -jda-‘s NaBloPoMo entry disappeared from the list. & Jim’s NaNoWriMo Novel has gone over 90,000 words as of November 19th. }

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

Recent earthquakes in Alberta linked to fracking: study  {  }

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

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

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 >>—->  We Are All One Spirit  <—-<<

Imagine Peace Tower
“Imagine Peace Tower” on the 34th anniversary of an MK-Ultra targeted individual sending John Lennon to the next world. —djo—
Doreen Virtue Tweet
Another Nice Message

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

“Offbeat”

Jenna the Husky
Husky reunited with her human.
deer on ice
“Deer on Ice Rescued” – This seems more like “Human Decency” than ‘offbeat’.
Quack Quack.
“Dawn of the Ducks”?

 

 

 

 

‘Dr Dreidel’ puts a hip hop spin on Hanukkah  {  🙂  }

Over-the-top Christmas lights display draws crowds to Gatineau home  {  }

Peru fistfight festival settles pent-up grievances  {  }

Morocco traffic jammed after snowstorm  {  }

===Recently: >>—>

Husky missing for more than 6 months reunited with owner  {  🙂  }

‘Those buffalo got saved by us’: TAxi passenger catches wolf-on-bison attack  {  }

Pen pals from P.E.I. and Tennessee meet after 40 years  {  }

Deer on ice rescued by B.C. conservation officers  {  }

B.C. man builds 6 metre snowman on front lawn  {  }

How far would you go for a Christmas tree? Nunavut man makes yearly trek to treeline {   }

MIT researchers design battery powered cheetah robot   {   }

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

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

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

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

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

 

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

“Most Viewed”

Danielle Smith among 7 Wildrose MLAs crossing to Alberta PC party  {   }

Taliban attack on Pakistan school leaves 141 dead   {   }

Site C dam approved by B.C. government  {   }

Sony hackers threaten 9/11-style attacks at screenings of The Interview { * Cultural sensitivity, compassion and understanding is badly needed here, guys— *  —djo—  }

Dalhousie dentistry complaints date back to summer, student says  { * Maybe we need a place where ice-holes can act out their ice-hole-ness where everybody knows they’re friggin idiots and lets them vent and then hits them in the face with pies and everybody gets to feel better without making a bigger stink about ice-holes being ice-holes? Ya think? *  —djo— }

Canada seeks 50 millionaire immigrant investors under pilot program   { * Thousands of good hearted people in bad situations around the world raise their hands and say, “Hey, give me couple million dollars and I’ll be glad to join your pilot program-” *  —djo—  }

NHL mumps outbreak:” 7 big questions answered  {  }

Members of Meixican La Famillia drug cartel arrested in Edmonton {  }

Dalhousie delays dentistry exams amid misogyny case on Facebook  {   }

Dalhousie University probes misogynistic student ‘Genltmen’s Club’  {  }

-10 photo slide show- Taliban attack on Pakistan army school leaves 140 dead  {  }

-Blog- To expel or not to expel? CBC readers discuss punishment for students allegedly involved in misogynistic comments {  }

 

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 *  Walter Burien’s Web site explains how governments all over the ‘free world’ are stealing from their citizens and ‘cooking their books’ :  * link to CAFR1.com *

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

Other:

-Video- ‘Tears of happiness’ after man watches sister-in-law pulled from Sydney café shooting   {   }

-Photos- 10 unusual homes around the world   { *  Link  *  }

Methane spikes on Mars puzzle researchers   { * Um let’s see, maybe there’s a secret underground civilization where cows graze on fields of clover and fart their methane into ducts that convert it into wind tunnels and eventually vent it out into the atmosphere as spikes? Anybody got a better idea? *  —djo—  }

Jeb Bush to ‘actively explore’ 2016 presidential run   { * All we need is another Bush in the White House, how about we send him to Mars to investigate the methane spikes instead? *  —djo—  }

Cheaper oil could cost Canadian governments $13B a year, CIBC   { * How much are government lies and bull chips costing Canada now? And while we’re at it how much is idiotic bull chips from Banks costing everybody every minute of every day? CIBC is a Canadian bank. *  —djo—  }

Loonie at 85 cents as oil slips below $56 U$   {   }

‘Internet Black Widow’ denied any chance of parole   {   }

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Dalhousie University probes misogynistic studen ‘Gentlemen’s Club’   {   }

How to take the bite out of holiday travel with your pets   {   }

Canadian average house price up almost 6% to $413, 649   {   }

Actor Samuel L. Jackson challenges stars to help stop ‘racist police’   {   }

Joyriding 12-year-old crashes stolen car during police chase   {   }

CIA interrogation chief warns of fall-out from betrayal in torture report   { * What about the internation fall-out we have been suffering from since the whole world already knew about the betrayal of everything we used to believe was good and right about our ‘American’ government and way of life by CIA types and other  ice-holes who believe they have a right to torture and abuse anybody they feel like abusing? *  —djo—  }

‘Incredibly weak’ deal salvaged at UN climate talks in Peru   {   }

Savings at the pump to boost holiday shopping, retail analysts say   {   }

Federal government allows Microsoft to bring foreign worker trainees [ -to Canada ]  { * This is after a big fuss this year about Temporary Foreign Workers in Canada *  —djo—  }

N.L. premier ‘cannot trust’ Stephen Harper, says fisheries fund rules changed  {   }

-Audio- 5 battles fought to bring Tolkien’s tales to the big screen  { *  Link  *  Interesting – There may be a New Zealand follow up movie entitled “Peter Jackson Goes to Hell”  —djo—  }

Why Canada can’t claim innocence over CIA torture report   {   }

Canada’s economy will be just fine despite cheap oil, RBC says   {  }

‘Ticking time bomb’: Residents fear U.S. Love Canal waste trucked to Sarnia area  {   }

Cat rescued after tossed out on B.C. highway   {   }

Russian to return James Watson’s Nobel Prize purchases for $4.7M   { * 🙂 *  }

Oil price drop threatens revenues at Canada’s banks   { * Well, that’s good news. Banks are not your friends. Gut them. *  —djo—  }

-Video- ‘Your silence is killing people’ NYC protester lectures police officers   {   }

-Video- 5 reasons to cut your own Christmas tree   { * My daughter, Rachel, had a better idea: buy a living tree and transplant it in the spring. *  —djo—  }

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

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

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

Our ape ancestors came down from the trees for cocktails  { * Now this one belongs in ‘offbeat’ * —djo— *** Um, the best intelligence I have on ‘Creation versus Evolution’ is : Archangelic beings created human bodies and inhabited them to jump start the human race. They later made it possible for more than one method of procreation, prefering a highly advanced spiritual form over the physical form we all use these days. “Adam and Eve” were symbolic of the first generation of ‘souls’ that evolved up through the animal kingdom to the level where they could become human beings. The Earth, and Solar System move through 4 distinct levels inside the material universe. The density or matter and magnetism in these levels dictates what most humans on this planet can understand. At about 500 A.D. we hit rock bottom and most citizens of earth could only understand the purely physical. At about 1000 A.D. we moved up to this level, characterized by our understanding of electricity. = Electricity can move through wires, water can move through earth, stone, wood, etc. ‘souls’ can inhabit physical bodies. We May be approaching the next level up- in which most citizens of this planet will be able to grasp principals of magnetism. Magnetism can control electricity which can control physical stuff.  The highest level will be reached when most inhabitants of this planet understand Spirit. Spiritual energy can control magnetism which can control electricity which can control physical stuff. If and when we achieve that Spiritual “Golden Age” again, most humans are supposed to be able to grasp the meaning of life and why we’re here. The bad guys don’t want this to happen. That’s why we’re going through so much nonsense right now. If the bad guys win and we lose the planet will not make it to the highest levels. If the good guys win we will make the jump to another Golden Age in a couple thousand years. If things go on the way they look like they’re going, the bad guys with all their illusions and delusions may ‘jump’ with this planet in a downward spiral spin off into a nuclear winter and incredibly tough conditions that will make life on this planet nearly impossible to sustain. And the good guys will wake up on a virtually identical copy of this world, possibly a higher dimensional copy, parallel world on it’s way up with a lot of happier, more loving, sharing, compassionate and ethical from birth type people and happier animals and plants. Like Doug says, we could use your prayers, guys- lots of them. ***  —jim w— }

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

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

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

Video of women fighting off harassers shocks India   {   }

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

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

 

===  And:  Daily Stuff ===

-Must Watch- Malala Yousafzai speaks out  {   }

-Must Watch- Children’s memorial cut from stone  {   }

-Must Watch- Toronto Raptors’ Kyle Lowry surprizes underprivileged kids  {   }

-Editor’s Pick- Does Denmark have a legitimate claim [On the North Pole] ?  {  }

-Editor’s Pick- Luka Magnotta trial: What the jury didn’t see or hear  {  }

-Editor’s Pick- Navigating the minefield that is Christmas  { * From the perspective of a reporter trying to lose weight. *  —djo— }

 

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“Local / New Brunswick”

mother
“Fredericton Mother”
mother and daughter
Mother and daughter in Fredericton
Youth Feminist President
President of the Fredericton Youth Feminists

 

 

 

 

‘Wild Lights’ could bring Christmas to Moncton zoo  {   }

Brian Gallant [ <– New Brunswick Premier ] clarifies Justin Trudeau’s Energy East pipeline comments {   }

Wet weather coming to Maritimes late Wednesday  {   }

Turkey bacteria deemed cause of fatal Nackawic Christmas supper {   }

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

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

New Brunswick hit with more power outages    {   }

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

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

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

New Brunswickers losing faith in electrical grid  {   }

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

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“First Nations”

Perry Bellegarde
Perry Bellegarde of Saskatchewan was elected Assembly of First Nations National Chief on Wednesday, December 10th, 2014.

Perry Bellegarde was elected National Chief of the Assemly of First Nations   {   }

-Opinion- Idle No More: Where is the movement 2 years later?  {  }

Red Winter, Ottawa
“Red Winter, Ottawa, January 11, 2013” (Nadya Kwandibens/ Red Works/ARP Books)
Another Round Dance
From ‘The Winter We Danced’ (Nadya Kwandibens/RedWorks/ARP Books)

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Site C dam approved by B.C. government  { * the $9-billion Site C dam would be a massive hydroelectric project that would flood a large area of the Peace River Valley in northeastern B.C. *  —djo—}

Manitoba chief says fire inspections would condemn reserve homes  {  }

The fight for missing and murdered aboriginal women reached a boiling point in 2014  {  }

Tears of joy as bison return to a Saskatchewan First Nation  {  }

Nunatsiavut’s Joey Angnatok wins Inuit Recognition Award  {  }

Manslaughter charges laid in Winnipeg woman’s death  {  }

Site C dam: How we got here and whay you need to know  {  }

Grade 8 girl dies by suicide in Fort Chipewyan  {  }

Amnesty International slams Harper government for putting economy ahead of rights  {  }

Big Black Van roaming Winnipeg’s streets a likely hoax, police say  {  }

Inquest told Manitoba reserve had no chance fighting house fire  {  }

Woman, 29, stabbed to death in Winnipeg’s North End  {  }

Cree walkers against uranium mining arrive in Montreal after 850 km walk  {  }

iPods give Yellowknife seniors a blast from the past  {  }

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Fight in Ottawa feeds hope that North’s hunger pains will ease  {  }

Graduation from drug treatment court gives man new start on life  {  }

-In Depth- Transparency Act: Resource company payments to First Nations unveiled  {  }

– 6 photo slide show – Unreserved: December 13  {  }

RCMP takedown of First Nations elder captured in photo  {  }

Unreserved: truth and reconcilliation and reaching out to the grassroots  {  }

Manitoba invests $150K in program to help aboriginal sex assault victims  {  }

Transparency act called ‘control tactic’ by Manitoba chief  {  }

Regina man Simon Ash-Moccasin says he’s a victim of racial profiling  {  }

Adrian Raeside cartoon in Times Colonist accused of being racist {  }

Multimedia program offers opportunities to Winnipeg’s inner-city youth  {  }

Brian Sinclair’s death ‘preventable’ but not homicide, says inquest report  {  }

Ex-mayor Sam Katz says he funded Winnipeg Sun aboriginal internship  {  }

Brad Baduik’s ‘racist’ Facebook posts need action by Winnipeg school board: trustee  {  }

Innuit students tackle body image in Inuktitut in YouTube video  {  }

Gull Bay First Nation gets apology from Ontario Power Generation  {  }

Florida spa that treated First Nations girls with cancer faces lawsuit from ex-staff  {  }

Brad Dauik, Winnipeg teacher, under fire for Facebook posts on aboriginal people  {  }

#We Care boosts awareness of murdered and missing women  {  }

Assembly of First Nations elects new leader as it struggles for relevance  {  }

NewGold deal scuttled by environmental concerns at Big Grassy First Nation   {  }

Idle No More still moving forward after 2 years, says Sylvia McAdam  {  }

Good samaritan finds $1K at Inuvik NorthMart, then finds owner  {  }

Yellowknife man outs Facebook user for racism online  {  }

AFN called ‘elitist’, out of touch with grassroots First Nations people  {  }

-Special Report- Premier’s office leaves questions unanswered in Darlene Necan case  {  }

Rinelle Harper calls for national inquiry into missing, murdered women  {  }

LGBT rally appeals to AFN candidates for end to discrimination  {  }

Pair sentenced to 9 years in beating death of Tina Fontaine’s dad  {  }

Douglas Cardinal files appeal with OMB over Domtar redevelopment  {  }

-60’s Scoop- Class action not a matter for courts, say lawyers  {  }

-Opinion- Can a new national chief make the AFN relevant?  {  }

-Public Inquiry- Rinelle Harper calls for inquiry into missing women  {  }

Lori Campbell, adopted Regina woman, completes 23-year search for 6 siblings, mom  {  }

Winnipeg School Division considers forming indigenous committee  {  }

Lightning strike injures 2, sets mattresses ablaze in home  {  }

Rinelle Harper to be honoured at AFN opening ceremonies  {  }

-Opinion- Racial issues revealed in Ferguson alive and well in Canada  {  }

Ottawa takes First Nations to court over transparency law  {  }

Manitoba Metis, Hydro sign $20M deal  {  }

Yellowknife students learn outdoor skills in -33 C  {  }

Barricade erected over First Nation’s use of Ontario’s Ipperwash Beach  {  }

-Video- Pilot rescues puppies from Sandy Lake  {  }

The realities of poverty  {  }

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

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

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

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

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

Lions looking at industrial pollution

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

 

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

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

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

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

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-Archived?:-

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Law can protect social media users who blindly consent to terms of service  { * It CAN – but will it? *  —djo—  }

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

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

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

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

But are the liberals any better?
‘Conservative Math’ = “Just doesn’t add up”  — But the Liberals don’t have a flawless track record either —  —djo—

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

{ 6:00 pm EST — We are Ready to Rock and Roll — Jim W is filling in for —jda—  & Thanks again for your help, Jim W, and  “—jda—“     ———djo——— }

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Monday, 20 October, 2014 – CBC News Headlines:

Monday, 20 October, 2014  -( 41˚F / 5˚C –  & partly cloudy  @ 9:45 pm near Ithaca )-  { Headlines compiled by douglas j otterson & jim wellington }

{ Today is my mother’s, Tom Petty’s, & a couple guys I’ve worked with’s- birthday. (Like Josh T. from Renfrew)- & one person who doesn’t want their birthday made public- —jim w— }

Red-Eyed Vireo?
A large number of red-eyed vireos were among the estimated 7,500 migrating songbirds killed by the flare at Canaport LNG in Saint John. (Courtesy of the Migration Research Foundation)
{ We’ve been doing this because we believe the CBC may be more honest and more respectable than Media in the U.S.A., & not a lot of people in the U.S. may know that or have access to anyone who might point them toward the CBC & their web site. }
{ & again, these are not links. If you want to read these stories, listen to sound clips, or see any video -if there is any video- go to CBC dot CA/news.— & You can also find a link to the web cast of the most recent broadcast of “The National” the CBC’s ‘flagship nightly newscast’ under the “Must Watch” heading on their main page. — Thanks. — & Jim W convinced me to take credit for this, above.  ———djo——— }

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 Other Sources:

Wikileaks Solidarity demonstration.
Announcement: Wikileaks Solidary outside the Ecuadorian Embassy Wednesday Oct. 22 between 5 & 7 pm London Time.

{ “-Snowden’s Film Tests Hollywood Obama Supporters: – LOS ANGELES — Early in Laura Poitras’s documentary “Citizenfour,”Edward J. Snowden, who exposed vast electronic surveillance by the United States government, tells what pushed him to go public. – “As I saw the promise of the Obama administration betrayed, and walked away from,” says Mr. Snowden, referring to drone strikes and invasive monitoring by the National Security Agency, “it really hardened me to action.”  – But do some of President Obama’s staunch Hollywood supporters share his sentiment? – Her provocative, and deeply admiring, look at Mr. Snowden — which had its premiere at the New York Film Festival on Oct. 10 — arrived here this week amid high hopes, intense curiosity and more than a few raised eyebrows over its sharp critique of Mr. Obama, a president who has enjoyed strong support in the movie world. – The intrigue is especially pitched because several of the companies behind “Citizenfour” — which takes issue with Mr. Obama’s expansion of Bush-era surveillance, and his administration’s attempt to prosecute Mr. Snowden for espionage — are led by some of the president’s close political allies. – They include Harvey Weinstein, the Weinstein Company’s co-chairman, as well as Jeff Skoll, the founder of Participant Media, and Richard Plepler, the chief executive of HBO, who all have been major contributors to Mr. Obama’s political campaigns. – “Citizenfour” has already landed high on the handicappers’ lists of prospects for a documentary features Oscar. The film also promises to jolt the award season with a dose of real-world politics, as happened in 2012, when Steven Spielberg’s “Lincoln,” Kathryn Bigelow’s “Zero Dark Thirty” and Ben Affleck’s “Argo,” the year’s best picture, converged on Washington, with screenings, receptions and a Congressional uproar over the portrayal of torture by Americans in Ms. Bigelow’s film, which was about the hunting down of Osama bin Laden. – The role that Mr. Weinstein, whose Radius-TWC unit is backing the film (and distributed last year’s Oscar-winning documentary “Twenty Feet From Stardom”), will play in promoting “Citizenfour” remains unclear. In the past, he has not shied from using his association with Mr. Obama to promote issues-oriented movies. These include the biopic “Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom,” which had a much-publicized White House screening last year, and the documentary “Bully,” which was screened for Mr. Obama in 2012, just minutes after he announced his support for a pair of anti-bullying bills. – Also in 2012, Mr. Weinstein arranged a high-profile Washington showing of his “SEAL Team Six: The Raid on Osama bin Laden,” raising complaints that its flattering portrayal of Mr. Obama — who was edited into the film before its election-week premiere — amounted to a campaign stunt. – On Tuesday, it was the Radius-TWC co-presidents, Jason Janego and Tom Quinn, and not Mr. Weinstein, who played host as Ms. Poitras introduced “Citizenfour” to film buffs and some potential Oscar voters at the Los Angeles County Museum of Art. – “The film is certainly about the danger of N.S.A. surveillance, but it’s also really about courage,” Ms. Poitras said. (The movie’s title comes from Mr. Snowden’s self-designated code name when he began communicating with Ms. Poitras.) – In a later phone interview, Mr. Quinn and Mr. Janego said they had exercised considerable autonomy in acquiring rights to “Citizenfour” after Mr. Quinn visited Ms. Poitras to discuss the unfinished film at her home in Berlin. Both stressed that Mr. Weinstein and his brother, Bob, co-chairmen of the parent company, were not a driving force in the decision to distribute the film, which is to open on Friday in Los Angeles, New York, San Francisco and Washington. – “We did not see the actual film until very late in the process,” Mr. Quinn added. –  Promotional screenings and talks are likely among the tech crowd in San Francisco and among political types in Washington, but scheduling has been hampered by that late delivery, he said. – The potential power in “Citizenfour” lies less in its revelations — though its ending points to the existence of another, as yet unidentified, government-surveillance whistle-blower — than in its intimacy and attempt to make narrative sense of the disclosures by Mr. Snowden, a former N.S.A. contractor. – At the film’s core are startlingly close encounters with Mr. Snowden, shot during eight days in a Hong Kong hotel room in 2013, as he began revealing secrets of the N.S.A. to the journalists Glenn Greenwald and Ewen MacAskill, and wrestled with the implications of his leaks. At one point, in nearly silent pantomime, he reshapes his beard and restyles his hair, preparing to slip from the hotel and eventually seek refuge in Russia. – The footage of Mr. Snowden is framed against shots of Mr. Obama and members of his administration, first denying the existence of domestic surveillance, then promising a review of programs, and finally insisting on Mr. Snowden’s prosecution. – In the Oscar race for best documentary, “Citizenfour” is likely to find itself up against some less volatile documentaries. Among those are “Red Army,”about Soviet hockey stars; “Life Itself,” about the film critic Roger Ebert; and “Tales of the Grim Sleeper,” about the predations of a serial killer in South Los Angeles. – But “Citizenfour” recalls a different political dynamic, in 2004, when Mr. Weinstein introduced Michael Moore’s anti-Bush “Fahrenheit 9/11” at the Beverly Hills headquarters of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences with a personal tribute to Mr. Moore. The two received a roaring ovation from like-minded Academy members. – But “Fahrenheit 9/11” won no Oscars. It was ruled out of the race when Mr. Moore chose to air it on pay-per-view television shortly before the presidential election. – This time around, though, some key voices are quieter. –  Mr. Plepler, whose top documentary executive, Sheila Nevins, is an executive producer of “Citizenfour,” has not yet seen the movie, an HBO spokesman said. Mr. Skoll, through a Participant Media spokeswoman, declined to comment when asked whether he had concerns about the film’s view of Mr. Obama. In an email, referring to Mr. Quinn and Mr. Janego, of Radius-TWC, Mr. Weinstein said: “This is Tom and Jason’s show. They have autonomy, and it’s all their call.” – Mr. Janego, on Wednesday, asserted that Ms. Poitras’s cinéma vérité approach leaves a comfort zone for both those who support Mr. Snowden and those who find his actions offensive. “You’re left to make up your own mind,” he said. -”  ———djo——— }

 

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Lead Articles:

Disabled Russian Cargo ship.
Fuel-laden Russian cargo ship under tow off B.C. coast. -cbc-

Tug tows incapacitated Russian cargo ship to port in Prince Rupert  { * The first attempt to tow it anywhere failed when the rope snapped. The news last night said they were once again worried it might run aground and ruin sensitive areas around Haida Gwaii, B.C. *   —djo—  }

-Go Public- Negative online reviews can lead to threats of legal action from targeted businesses    { * It says an Ottawa student learned that the hard way. * —djo— }

Prince William and Kates 2nd baby due in April: official  {  }

Russian ship carrying tonnes of fuel now docked in BC port    {  }

Canadian Ebola response team starts dry run in Nova Scotia   {  }

Nigeria declared Ebola-free with now new cases in 42 days  {  }

-Updated- ‘A spectacular success story’: WHO declares Nigeria free of Ebola  {  }

Content streaming could leave Bell and Rogersl only providing the ‘pipe   { * – Canadians who want to view specialty channels and watch their favourite shows must go through their cable providers, like Bell and Rogers. – But some industry experts say that may change. They suggest that Canadians will inevitably have access to American content streamed online when online streaming becomes the norm and more and more people abandon their cable providers. – It’s already happening south of the border. Last week, HBO announced that it will allow Americans to stream its programming online next year without having to subscribe to the cable channel. –  While HBO won’t be streaming its service into Canada, at least not yet, the experts say the pressure from the public and from some content providers to allow more streamed foreign content is bound to grow. And that could mean that Bell and Rogers may eventually be relegated to essentially providing the “pipe” —  or the actual cables, connecting to households that facilitate internet or wireless service. – “[Rogers] controls the pipe as does Bell. They will come to the realization, that’s their model, forget about content, and all this other nonsense, they don’t really have anything of propriety there to offer,” said Fred Lazar, an economics professor at York University’s Schulich School of Business. “Focus on the pipe, control that, and essentially increase the rates charged there as people start migrating.” – *  —djo— }

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

-New- 7 surprising revelations from Justin Trudeau’s memoir  {  }

-Old- Foreign caregivers backlog grows as families wait for residency  { * The number of individuals waiting for permanent resident status under a program that brings foreign caregivers and nannies to Canada has ballooned to more than 60,000, according to documents released under an access to information request. * —djo— }

 

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Deflated Sculpture.
In Paris, France. A controversial inflatable green sculpture was attacked and deflated.”

“Offbeat”

 

Paris ‘sex toy’ sculpture deflated by angry locals   {  }

Canadian Pacific accidentally bulldozes Montreal park   {   }

Identity theft? Barack Obama’s under-used credit card declined in New York restaurant   {  }

Saskatoon family wants to keep raccoon as pet   {  }

{ Everything here is repeated from Saturday- —djo— }

 

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“Most Viewed”

Canada’s Dumbest Charge: The 5 most frustrating fees  { * & I can think of a couple more Like income tax and utility bills and local municipal taxes. If what Walter Burien says is true at CFR1 dot com then they’re extorting from all of us and don’t need a penny of it, the lying ice-holes *  —djo— }

How foreign online streaming will upset Bell and Rogers apple carts   {  }

Rob Ford asked to leave Ward 17 advance voting station  {  * “You can’t campaign for anyone while you’re here.” *  —djo—  }

harper sux donkey dicks
The above photo says it all.

ISIS fight: Turkey helping anti-ISIS Kurds defending of Kobani  {  }

Claudia Huber, Yukon woman, killed in bear attack  { * She and another person operated ‘Breath of Wilderness’ a year-round adventure touring company. The article says the company website includes a German translation. *  —djo— }

Prince William, Kate’s 2nd child due in April   { & Cathi Harris, one of our ‘stringers’ predicted this and a lot of other things that have happened this year as part of her Year’s-End/Looking Ahead to next year pedictions that she does every year around or before New Year’s Day. She was almost frighteningly accurate this year.  —djo— }

Lynn Gehl challenges Indian status denial in Ontario court   { * A woman is challenging a decision made previously that she didn’t know who one of her grandfathers was. Her lawyer says the government’s ‘ultimate goal’ is to deny status whenever possible “-so stat at the end of the day there will be no Indians.” *  —djo—  }

Ebola CartoonBeer, burgers and cigarettes kill way more than Ebola.
“Yeah- It’s like the flu kills more people every year than the ‘pandemics’ the fear mongers are trying to terrorize us with-” —djo— // seconded by ———jim w——

Could Ebola rank among the deadliest commincable diseases?  { * Could this ‘Ebola Crisis’ rank among the most contrived bits of fear-mongering ever? *  —djo— }

-12 photo slide show- Syria-Turkey border town Kobai under siege by ISIS   {  }

-Blog- Ebola-themed TV series one of many attempts to capitalize on deadly virus  {  }

 

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Other:

-New- Hong Kong protests: Fresh clashes deepen sense of impasse on resolution  {  }

Turkey changes course, helps anti-ISIS Kurds defending Kobani   {  }

Rob Ford sent letter after 2nd sighting at advance poll   {  }

Quebec home daycare worker strike hits parents of 90,000 children    {  }

-New- Mars orbiters survive close encounter with Comet Siding Spring   { *** On Last night’s television news, there was an animated graphic in which three satellites/orbiters around mars moved to hide behind the planet as the comet came closest to Mars. ***  —jim w—  }

-New- Women’s fight for Indian status has personal, political implications   {  }

U.S. conducts airdrops to Kurdish forces battling ISIS in Syria    {  }

Jay Leno receives Mark Twain Prize for humour  { * & Did I tell you that reincarnation researchers are pretty much convinced tht Mark Twain reincarnated as Kurt Vonnegut? They even look a lot alike. *  —jim w— }

Boy starved to death memorialized with Superman statue in Toronto  {  }

Beijing air pollution forces marathon runners to wear masks   {  }

"Secret Space Plane"
“Secret Space Plane”

U.S. Robotic space plane lands after secret 2-year journey around Earth   { * And somebody on CBC teevee slipped today and said that there were a lot of space craft in the sky around Mars looking at the near fly-by of the comet, which was described as ‘the size of a small mountain’ but depicted as being almost round. Kind of like a maginified golf ball after somebody hit it with a sledge hammer from several different directs. *  —jim w— }

-Must Watch- Comet hurtling towards Mars    {  }

-Must Watch- Dramatic house fire rescue    {  }

-Editor’s Pick- Why the ISIS mission is Obama’s real ‘red line’   {  }

-Editor’s Pick- 8 ways to protect yourself from market madness   {  }

-Editor’s Pick- Foreign caregivers backlog grows as families wait for residency   {  }

-World- Exoskeleton enables paralyzed groom to walk down the aisle  {  }

-Canada- Six indigenous cookbooks to warm you up   { * & Hey! Nobody caught the miss-spelling of ‘indigenous’ yesterday- *  —djo— }

-Business- Rogers & Netflix have teamed up to make their first TV show together   {  }

-Business- Crude price drop top of mind as oilpatch reporting season begins   {  }

-Business- WestJet allows gloves as flight crews worldwide worry about Ebola   {  }

-Politics- Cyberbullying bill draws fire from diverse mix of critics   {  }

-Politics- Trudeau leaves door open for Liberals to reverse planned Harper tax cuts   {  }

-Politics- Powerful camps behind Tory nomination skirmish in Ontario   {  }

-Politics- Federal government still mum on how to spend surplus   {  }

-Politics- Canada’s combat mission inIraq could last beyond 6 months  { * How can you tell when a politician is lying? His mouth moves.*  —djo— }

-Arts & Entertainment- Misty Upham, actress, confirmed dead   { * Of apparent suicide. * —djo— }

Green inflatable art before attack.
“Le Monde reported that American artist Paul McCarthy was hit in the face Thursday by a man who said the sculpture, which had just been inflated on the Place Vendôme, had no place there.” (Jacques Brinon/The Associated Press)

-Arts & Entertainment- Paris ‘sex toy’ inflatable art removed after attack by vandals   { * It wasn’t the artist who gave it that nickname. Somebody didn’t like it, attacked it, deflated it. * —djo—   }

-Technology & Science- Project to save wild Atlantic salmon in Bay of Fundy begins   {   }

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

-Technology & Science- Northern white rhino death puts species on brink of extinction   {  }

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

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

-Community- Barbie hoping not to add ‘unemployed’ to career list   { * I betcha I know someone who would buy a ‘Bag-Lady Barbie’ *  —djo— }

 

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Gas Flare.
“Environment Canada accuses company of violating laws that protect sensitive and threatened species.”

“Local / New Bruswick”

Canaport LNG faces charges for bird kill  { * A photo of an individual bird from the endangered species is at the top of today’s page here. Migrating birds flew too near a gas flare like the one in the photo. “LNG” = Liquid Natural Gas? – The company can be fined up to $1,000.000.00 per incident. *  —djo— }

Shelley Rinehart named Liberal candidate in Saint John East  {  }

Moncton’s Chantal Thanh Laplante earns Governor General’s award  {  }

Man dies in Saint-Louis-de-Kent house fire  {  }

-Atlantic Voice- No fat jokes here: Doctor dispelling weight gain myths through comedy  {  }

Gassing and dashing sends Moncton man to jail    { He skipped out without paying after filling his tank 3 times. They have cameras, they caught him.  }

Saint John East byelection set for November  { * That’s as soon as they schedule one for.  *  —djo— }

Saint John man missing$6K in cheque scam    { * He says, check your bank statements guys, somebody has been cashing cheques he wrote once- multiple times over.  —djo—   }

Rexton shale gas protests remembered one year later   {  * I talked to a First Nations man who believes that elemental beings set fire to police cars. Hey, if leprechauns and ‘others’ from that world are on our side, we should encourage them. Thank them and honour them for fighting for us. *  —jim w— ***Update, after I wrote this on Saturday, I fell asleep and had a dream encounter with a ‘being’ about three feet tall & dressed all in black, looking like a leprechaun ninja- scared the hell out of me- 😉 ***  —jim—  }

Residential electricity customers underpaying, NB power says  {* All power companies are way over charging- Jim W says. *  —jim w—  }

For the birds: NCC counting species in northern N.B.  {  }

 

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seattle totem
“Seattle Totem”

“First Nations”

-New- Lynn Gehl challenges Indian status denial in Ontario court    {  }

Saskatoon police on two missing persons cases    {  }

-CBC Investigates- Sipekne’katik cranberry project anything but fruitful   { * It was supposed to be a way for a struggling band to make money. But three quarters of a million dollars later, and three years after construction of a cranberry bog began on the Sipekne’katik First Nation, not a single berry has grown there. * *** & I’ve got the feeling from the tone of that statement –  that somebody believes that loads of money is being wasted on projects meant to help First Nations people. ***  —djo— }

Move over Paleo: Six indeigenous cookbooks to warm you up    {  }

Manitoba Hydro evicted from northern dam station   {  }

Ouellette announces plan to make Winnipeg safer for Aboriginal women   {  }

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

-Video- N.W.T. child services to work to support families   {  }

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

 

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{ 12:00 pm —Ready to Rock and Roll— & Thankful for help from Jim W again —   ———djo——— }

Tuesday, 19 August, 2014 – CBC News Headlines –

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

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

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

Police in riot gear in Ferguson, MO

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

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“Lead Stories”

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

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

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

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

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

Tattoo removal business booming a inked teens grow up   {  }

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

 

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Hitch-hiking robot.

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

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“Offbeat”

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

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

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

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

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

 

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“Most Viewed”

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

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

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

 

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“Other”

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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“Local” / “New Brunswick”

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

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

Grand Manan air ambulance service restored after fatal crash   {  }

UNB professors upset by president’s contract   {  }

 

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

Friday, August 15th, 2014 – CBC News Headlines –

Friday, 15 August, 2014.  -( 55°F / 13°C & Overcast @ 6:30 am near Ithaca, NY, USA )-

{ & 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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“Lead Stories”

How a police tactical shift can calm tensions after Missouri protests   { There’s a photo of an African-American police officer in a uniform with captain’s bars on his shoulder hugging an African-American woman and a caption that says experts in police and race relations are outlining ways new police tactics can calm tensions- }

Iraq’s al-Maliki goves up PM post to Halder al-Abadi  {   }

Ebola outbreak ‘vastly underestimated’ in West Africa: WHO  { I’m beginning to smell something weird in the way we keep getting battered with Ebola stories and then stuff that sounds like it was made up by a propaganda team to try to scare you all to death here. }

Missouri state troopers taking over security in Ferguson   { One of my favourite personalities on Coast to Coast am, who has moved on to try to make it on his own, -John B Wells- brought up this point quite often: Remember when the police were there to ‘preserve and protect’? What happened? Now they show up looking very much lie storm troopers, or an invading army- in black or camouflaged uniforms, wearing armor and carrying very large guns, }

Robin Williams in early stages of Parkinson’s Disease when he died   { Up until I heard this announcement, I thought there was a movement afoot, with people all around the country -and probably both countries here- U.S. & Canada- being sensitized to the point where they were wondering what could be done to make life less stressful and less horrifying to people we might never suspect are having a hard time of it. I mean Robin Williams, in our younger days, I would have thought of him as a best friend, somebody I would hope would show up at a party I couldn’t get out of attending- Seeing him age and not noticing the same in myself, I thought he would have been a really cool neighbor to have while growing up- An awful lot of people lately are finding their lives unbearable and ‘doing themselves in’ -We all lose when anybody does that- it’s a knife in all of our hearts at once. Especially this guy- So now they come out and say he had a degenerative, incurable disease, and I get the feeling that too many people will dismiss this as, an occasion to go, ‘okay, we don’t heave to be sensitive to the needs of our war Veterans and other people whose depressions might be exasperated by the insane pressures we live under in this country- This is a case of his number was up anyway and he didn’t want to stick around and suffer through the worst that he knew was coming’- No! Do not turn your backs on people you know are vulnerable. We need to ‘upgrade’ our culture with a whole lot of compassion and empathy here- you can quote me on that-  -djo- }

Amazon’s aggressive tactics put off authors, publishers   { Last week the first volley in this battle was heard. Stephen King and 900 other authors signed a letter saying ‘shame on Amazon!’ Time for a boycott? Support your local mom and pop bookstores, if there are any left. }

Canada’s military expected to anticipate war in post-9/11 world, retiring general says   { Lieutenant General Stuart Beare said, “The world could use some diplomacy-” and “No one wants to get into an unnecessary and avoidable fight.” -with so many regional conflicts looking like they’re heading toward armed conflict and the pace shows no sign of slowing- I hope we’re not losing a voice of sanity within the military. Do we have any U.S. officers saying things like that? -Probably not in public.  }

Pilot’s prosthetic arm detaches during rocky landing in U.K.   {  }

 

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“Offbeat”

Alaskan mom, son find wooly mammoth tusks 22 years apart   { -Talking to one of the Jims who covered for me the last couple days, he told me he heard the news this morning and because he has relatives in Alaska, he paid attention to this one. The son found his tusk in almost the same spot his mother found hers 22 years earlier. He also mentioned that a doctor he had the occasion to talk with while he was visiting his relatives up there told him that every once in a while lately something that’s been frozen for 3,000 year would thaw out and release bacteria that cause diseases that we have no record of and might not be able to cure or contain very easily. “That’s where our frontiers of medicine lie-”   }

Historic church moved for highway   { – Jim again, lived in a town where a road went up through a more sparsely populated part of town and circled around a small church- after several slightly inebriated drivers tried to make that the area’s first drive through church, they moved the church and straightened the road there. }

Skunk with head stuck in jar rescued by B.C. woman   { Now this has to be one brave lady. Last week’s cat with a bird feeder on its head was bad enough. Somebody should award her some kind of accolade. }

Humpback whale’s hour-long visit with B.C. boat caught on Camera   { -it’s totally irrelevant, but I always did like dolphins and whales. }

 

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“Most Viewed”

 

Tractor/mini steam shovel killing a garden.
Their caption says “A community garden encroaching on CP Rail’s right-of-way is removed. (CBC)”

Community gardens ripped up up along Arbutus corridor   { A Canadian Pacific Rail police officer is shown in a series of photos ‘directing’ local residents to get off Railroad property near Vancouver, B.C. where the locals had nurtured community gardens for years along a ‘disused’ section of railroad tracks there. “No Trespassing”  signs went up Wednesday and Railroad workers showed up yesterday and began tearing down buildings and digging up the gardens and had railroad cops on hands to chase away the people who came rushing in to try to save their crops. }

Kahnawake seeks to remove non-Mohawks from territory   { A similar story, maybe the same one with a different link, says: “Reserve removes those who marry non-Mohawks” -eep- “Why can’t we just all get along?”}

TeamBuy customer raises warning after spa coupon not honoured   { This is from Halifax, N.S. “TeamBuy” is a ‘group buying’ website. A customer/group buying member bought a coupon for $199.00 that was advertized would save her  over $2,200.00 for a year’s membership in a laser hair removal spa – “$2,480 Value” – and when she tried to use it at the spa she was told the website owed the spa money and they were not going to honour that coupon. Then the ‘group buying website’ refused to refund her money. “They were rude, and they hung up on me, I had to chase them for my money,” she says. It’s not over- instead of getting her money back, after several calls and email messages, they gave her ‘team bucks’ coupons. The woman wants her money back and wants an apology for the way she was treated. A person at the spa told the CBC reporter that they have tried to contact the website buying club dozens of times through email and made several calls. They honoured several coupons they were supposed to be reimbursed for and had to stop because they couldn’t afford to go on doing that. }

NDP’s summer slump deepened by House spending woes   { Pardon me, but I don’t like the way this headline is worded. It sounds like an attempt to make a political party look bad. Like printing something along the lines of, “Loser political party jerks looking worse all the time.” The NDP is the party that Tommy Douglas (The ‘father of the Canadian Health Care System’- and a Baptist Minister) was the first leader of when two earlier parties merged. He was the Premier of Saskatchewan from 1944 to 1961 under one of the parties that merged. -anyway- that headline just rubbed me the wrong way. It sounded like it was written by a bully affiliated with a rival party going “ha-ha- lookit those stupid losers over there-” I hope I would feel just as bad if somebody posted a nasty bullying headline aimed at making a party I don’t like look worse than they’re already making themselves look-  }

ISIS child recruitment push hints at long-term ambitions   { Another headline calls this story the ‘Family-friendly jihad’. This story has me worried. We’ve learned that al-Qaeda means “The List” and refers to the list of anti Russian partisans the C.I.A. recruited and gave weapons to in Afghanistan. We’ve heard that agent-provacateurs were probably stirring up hatred between tribes in the middle east to manipulate chaos so western governments could be seen as coming to the rescue when they sent in their armies to take over and install western-friendly governments- Who benefits the most from having a lot of evangelical jihadists terrorizing a whole wide area, threatening to behead not just the western devils, but members of a rival sect within their own religion? }

 

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“Other”

Ukraine inspects aid convoy as Russian military vehicles spotted near border   { Here’s a scenario for you: a neo fascist movement springs up in the next state or the next county from you. Television reporters announce that clever neo fascist propagandists have been spreading rumours that you and your neighbours are torturing and raping the children of the friends of nice people who moved from that county into yours seeking better jobs. You hear that the neo fascists have recruited the wildest and most violent biker gangs in several states to come to their aid and ‘clean your clocks’. A natural disaster (flooding? earthquake?) or an un-natural disaster, ( a jet falls out of the sky, kills hundreds of passengers, sets acres of corn and wheat fields on fire, stampedes beef cattle who run all over your county-) First you hear that the neo fascists are sending you aid- food relief and veterinarians, and doctors and nurses who specialize in grief counseling- then you hear that the grief counselors are being escorted by bikers who are armed to the teeth and wearing uniforms with the logo of the neo fascists blazing across their jackets. Would you want to have your state’s national guard there, just in case? Now suppose both sides in the Russian-Ukrainian tensions believe the other side is spreading the kinds of lies about them that caused World War I to explode and involve just about everyone in Europe in the bloodiest conflict that continent had ever seen? Do you hear something going “Tick- tick- tick-“? }

Charitable donations spike following death of Robin Williams   {  }

Rallies to honour teen killed by Missouri police held across U.S.   { }

Window-smashing tool a lifesaver, says mom who drove into pond   {  }

Veteran mediator Vince Ready agrees to help end B.C. teachers’ dispute   {  }

Ice Bucket Challenge: Charity success story of damaging fad?   { An accompanying photo looks like athletic guys get a bucket of cold water dumped over their heads while they kneel in a farm field. Mark Zuckerberg -of facebook fame- took part in this challenge. “Once Challenged, you either dump a bucket of ice water over your head or donate $100.00 to the ALS association (ALS =  “Lew Gehrig’s disease”) And then the bucket dumpee has to nominate 3 other people to take the challenge & meet the conditions within 24 hours. }

 

 

Weird looking dinosaurs
The new pterosaur Caiuajara dobruskii had a sail-like crest that became larger relative to the rest of the body as the pterosaur matured (Maurillio Oliveira/Museu Nacional-UFRJ)

Pterosaur fossil graveyard reveals striking new species   { They look really strange. Fashion Dinosaurs? The news story calls them flying reptiles. I hope they had really strong necks. Think maybe our racial memory wanted to have captains and admirals in the olde navies look like these guys? I wonder if they insisted that their children respond to their orders with “Aye Aye! Admiral, Sir!”  }

Tim Hortons introduces dark roast coffee   { Tim Hortons is to Canada what Dunkin Donuts is around here- and then some- it’s almost a religion up there. I met one gentleman who was born in Africa and moved to England before falling in love with a Canadian woman -lot of that going around these days- who stood near me and gazed at the long lines of cars going through a Tim Hortons drive through and said, “They must put something in that coffee, some kind of addictive drug- I don’t understand it-” & I didn’t either, not at first. I’m also a big fan of iced coffee- on my first few visits up there there was no such thing as iced coffee anywhere for sale. They had an oversweetened ‘ice-cap’ iced cappuccino- but a hot extra large cup of Tim Hortons coffee left in a refrigerator over night really floats my boat. }

Nordstrom, Marshalls prepare to battle for lucrative Calgary market   { Big U.S. chains of department stores might not have it as easy as they think they will up there. Canadians might not be as gullible as the cynical CEOs of monster discount chains believe they are. Target Stores lost money after their much hyped foray into the Canadian Great (not-so-White) North. Tell ya what- call yourself, “the great american discount store” and I bet you’ll be bankrupt in a year. }

Coffee pod prices set to jump 9%: Kuerig   { Uht-oh A certain K-cup addicted friend of mine will not be happy about this one- }

With soda sales fizzing out, Coca Cola makes huge bet on energy drinks   { And what will they do when people revolt against the sugary ‘energy drinks’? }

 

"Bruce Hudson, 51, of Midland, ONtario, spent thousands of hours in front of his computer working on the Stardust@home citizen science project. (Courtesy Bruce Hudson)
“Bruce Hudson, 51, of Midland, ONtario, spent thousands of hours in front of his computer working on the Stardust@home citizen science project. (Courtesy Bruce Hudson)

Canadian finds first space dust from outside solar system   { I can’t resist: Was that Canadian looking for space dust outside the solar system? And how did he get there? In truth, he spent thousands of hours ‘poring through images of samples brought back by NASA spacecraft as part of the Stardust citizen science project. He found two dust particles that tested as probably being formed around other stars, not our sun. }

Glacier melt worldwide now caused mainly by humans   { This one would be hard to prove. Convincing me might even be harder. }

Online shopping a game changer for business in India   {  }

Former Conservative Party staffer guilty in robocalls trial   { See, straight forward, no loaded words, just a relatively low key headline. No ‘Summer Slump’ or even “Scandal Woes”- }

Confusing sanctions regime irks industry, prompting plan for single list   { -Yeah, this one had me confused. But,- Banks and other financial institutions, (You know? Banksters, the guys who front for institutions that Thomas Jefferson said were”More dangerous than standing armies”? We know they’re not all that bright, but here’s their dilemma: “Businesses currently use 19 different lists from five domestic and international websites to ensure the freezing or seizure of assets linked to certain individuals and entities in countries including Iran, North Korea and, most recently, Russia and Ukraine.” and would like to have one official website where they can go and read up on what they’re not supposed to sell or buy from who and where?- }

Ottawa moving to close price gap with U.S. this fall – somehow: Chris Hall  {  }

Andy Warhol films to be digitized by museums   { If Andy was a twenty-something year old today, would he take a five minute iPhone video and turn that into a 24-hour ‘happening’? I’m trying to remember the exact details, didn’t he film a naked guy sleeping on a sofa in a Greenwich Village loft- for something like six hours and show that in a trendy movie theatre? }

Michael Cera drops new surprise album   { Oh, this is cool: Reincarnation researchers at IISIS -Not the Jihadist group, the ‘Institute for the integration of Science, Intuition and Spirit‘ <— Link – believe that Michael Cera is Harpo Marx Reincarnated. }

7 tips to prevent amputations during DIY home renos   { Apparently there are a lot of do it yourself-ers cutting themselves with power tools, losing fingers and hands and other important parts of their bodies, especially after they remove safety guards. And too many of these people have been around tools all their lives. So- the evil manipulating son of a guns who want everybody to be terrified that there might be terrorists under their beds wold also like us to be afraid of any tools we might use to try to improve our surroundings and save a couple evil pieces of paper in the process. }

Ferguson reporters live-tweet their arrest   { Police may have targeted a TV news crew from Al-Jazeera with tear gas and then removed their TV News equipment after the journalists fled the tear gas attack in Ferguson, Missouri. I’m not sure they were Al-Jazeera America– but that group is one of the most diligent, un-biased group of reporters we have trying to find the truth and share it with us. }

 

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And:

There’s an ad in my browser: ” Find love on line / the shelter pet project adopt ” 🙂

 

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“Local” / “New Brunswick”

Deer management plan for Kennebecasis Valley unveiled   { I think I am beginning to have a problem with people who believe that deer need to be managed by human beings- who obviously can’t manage themselves very well- }

Car dependence hurting New Brunswick economy   { If they can prove this one, I’d like to see them prove that cars are hurting the economy of Los Angeles, California. They might be killing people and making us sick since the ice holes who control the ‘fossil fuel’ industry insisted for so long that we needed vehicles that ran on fuel that made them rich, and their dishonest ways are now trying to make us poor- oh, tell me to shut up and finish this- }

Dog owners could be fined, jailed for overnight dog tethering   { Jim told me that a woman around where he lives was facing legal troubles for digging out a dog whose dog house had been buried in one of the blizzards they lived through last winter and cutting the dog’s chain and bringing the dog home with her- The dog’s owner was out of the province and had somebody who was supposedly checking up on the animal daily. }

 

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{ Ack, first day back with the internet and this took me almost five hours? -Too much stuff I couldn’t just let go- & Typing on a laptop is a whole different ball game— okay if I split metaphors? 11:21 am Ithaca time – I did have to get up and let our puppy dog out a couple times etc. ———djo——— }

 

Time Dancer

 
 it feels like a dance
Doesn’t it?
                   feel-
                           like a dance?
 
 
There we were-all of us
sitting around the fire,
talking, laughing, drinking wine,
smoking, thinking about life-
each of us- a Universe of our own
all of our worlds suspended
for a while
while we lived in a moment
too fragile to touch
too real to question
you got up- and
Turned-
to the West
 
                                 I rose and
turned
to the East
 
                  Everyone stood and
turned from our
circle
 
We stepped into shadows
to find the worlds
                               we thought
                               we wanted
 
we danced
through darkness
                      and moonlight
 
                                                                     through deserts
                                                                            and sunlight
 
through cities
              and lamplight
 
                                                                  through mountains
                                                                             and starlight
 
across oceans
and fire light
 
                                                                          through garbage
                                                                            and candle light
 
But-
every once in a while
                           one or more of us
                  lost interest
                                       in the dance
 
                                                                                No,
                                                                                this game
                                                                                wasn’t enough
 
too many dreams
had died
 
we stumbled
back to our circle,
fanned the embers
relit the fires
 
we met in twos and threes
and almost remembered
who we’d been and
where we’d started-
 
we talked and dreamed and
caught a new idea, a vision-
 
                                   Then, with our
                                   New Vision, unspoken
                                   we found new strength
 
                                                                               and fed each other
                                                                               on our bright new
                                                                               enthusiasm
                                                                               as we cried each other’s tears
                                                              over what we’d lost
 
                                    and we usually agreed
                                    there wasn’t enough – out there
                                    to hold our attention
                                    for long
                                    but then again
                                    we kept on
                                    getting back up on our feet
 
and danced back
                         into the shadows
 
perhaps I
stayed away the longest
perhaps
I danced the farthest
from that light
that always
called us back
together
 
                                                                  perhaps I
                                                                  watched my dreams
                                                                  too often
                                                                  go up in smoke
                                                                  too soon-
                                                                  – I
 
learned to hold on
-maybe much too tight- ly
to each second I
spent
in your company-
-with any one of us
I’d accidentally
learned to recognize-
-in chance meetings
in the strangest places
 
where and when our
dancing
brought us
face to face
with anyone
we thought we
-knew from somewhere-
 
like the free and easy
celebration of spring
where somebody who knew somebody
let a friend tag along
and I’d barely seen her
when my heart wanted to soar
to leap with joy at the idea
that she was actually
in the same world with me-
but then, some guy I
probably would have liked
came back from somewhere, and
put his arm around her shoulder
and grinned at me as if to say
-look all you want
-she’s mine tonight
and I wondered why I
wanted to
tear his heart out
on the spot
 
and me, I-
tripped over something
in the dark
 
and rolled to my knees
in some
strangely lighted fog
 
I stumbled and called
and whimpered
and screamed
 
I stood up
and listened
 
and walked
against the wind
 
and maybe blinked
once or twice
 
and found myself
back here
where we
started
 
I looked around,
                     there was no one
here-
                I struck a match and
lit a lantern
 
and sat down and
waited
 
-You’re the one -I
came closest to-
          -most often
 
stumbling back home,
in your own trajectory
– you looked a bit like
maybe you
were almost ready
                to join me
 
and I thought about us all
I remembered every shadow
every light,
every flicker of joy-
every mountain
                            every pit
 
every dancer
             every sanctuary
                              and I felt
                                            every dancer
                                                       dancing through me
 
turning and leaping
                                                        stepping and falling
phantoms in a shadow land
                                                       everyone a little sick
of spiraling so far out
 
Everyone a little closer to knowing
what we’d gone off to learn
                          -That everything we really wanted
                       we’d all had to begin with
              so long ago
with each other
 
I closed my eyes
and felt a restless tide
swelling through our
empty spaces
 
washing all the lands
we’d ever visited
 
I saw the restless thoughts
of every dreaming phantom
falling lifeless as the core
of our existence
refined the hunger
we’d been feeling
 
I reached for the light-
 
I felt you- all of you-
all of us dancing
all of us turning
and missing the beat
 
dropping our hands, disgusted
 
one by one returning
 
to the center of our circle
 
where I guess I’m
 
the first one back
 
sitting here with a silly grin
 
waiting to greet you
 
with this universe’s greatest laughter
 
crying,
             Welcome Home!
 
-Where in hell have you been this time?
 
——— Jim Wellington  -some time between 1983 & 1991-

Let’s see if I can format this for Jim…

History

Walk the northern summer
above an angry sea
lean out over the rocks
your hair flowing regal
your sweater almost forgotten
as the chill can’t touch you now
you’re dreaming
of blond and bearded warriors
laughing drunk
bragging of their adventures
to claim long awaited pleasures
from wild eyed women
spirits high and willing to wrestle
long hours, days of loneliness, over

Viking Princess
your line disinherited
by ancient enemies
long before the twentieth century
revealed madness to the world’s eyes
fires burn within you
you’re hungry for things
you only feel
through fuzzy memories
no man can free you from your questions
But what of this country
this wind swept afternoon
are they not yours to love
doesn’t that lift your spirit

too long without a lover
to help them celebrate this life
to comfort your ghost filled nights
float languid above, away
find a reason not to see
stand with your heart impaled
the smoke behind your mind
moves in ever tighter circles
reach for meaning ( for power and riches? )
stretch to own the sky
call that cosmic consciousness?
curse the devil
he’s you when you keep your heart and mind closed
don’t blame me for your losses
You’ve been looking in the wrong direction
 
you know love can go stagnant
turn to greed
when you try to keep it
all to yourself
when you value being loved
more than loving
You can’t own anyone
you may only know yourself
but you’ve been through a lot
and that breeds understanding
and understanding can
stop a war before the shooting starts
open your heart
someone will touch you
something will free you
live in the moment
turn your heart
to the sun
;
I’ll love you
in spite of your efforts
to block out the happiness
you feel too guilty
to accept.

…..Jim Wellington ….( circa 1971?)

Reincarnation & Past Life Regression?

Monday, July 21, 2014.  ( Sue (Née Morse) Rhonda D. and Tony S. All have birthdays today. &  My Sister Sharon’s Second Marriage’s Anniversary)

Reincarnation:

I’m listening to Coast To Coast A.M.  Richard Syrett is interviewing / talking to a past life regression therapist named Dr. Elena Gabor. I’m not perfectly happy to accept everything she is saying. She also admitted that a family member of hers became fascinated with the idea of hypnosis to reveal past lives after reading a book by Dr Bruce Goldberg. ( I’ll add a link to his sites later. ) I saw Dr Goldberg, I talked to him, I don’t believe everything he says either. But he is intriguing and so is the subject.

I’m one of those people who had to try to understand what life is all about, as a thirteen year old I cried myself to sleep quite a few times in deep despair, deeply troubled by the idea that there might not be a point to all this life stuff, there might not be a God, life might just stop when you die. But I had beliefs and attitudes, propensities and all that, which could not be explained as having come from anything that happened in this life. (I also had conversations with Rock and Roll Musicians inside their homes in England while I was asleep, that I almost dismissed as pure dream, pure fantasy, but then I saw a photograph of their house and it was exactly what I’d seen in the dream. I was also aware that the person I was talking to was not entirely comfortable with the fact that I was inside his house talking to him, and he tried to get rid of me by telling me I would really like his next album, which I didn’t like. It might have gone in weird new directions, but there was only one cut on the album I could relate to and wanted to hear again. But I should skip this bit because, unless that musician and I knew each other in a previous life or something, it isn’t exactly on topic. Any INFJ worth her salt would be screaming at me while I would be silently chanting to myself, “deliver us from INFJ’s”… )  (Please pardon the obscure reference to a love that was probably doomed from the start.)

Back on Topic.

When you “have the bug” or “the disease” that compels you to dive deeply into life’s deeper mysteries and you can’t go on without doing everything you can to uncover the truth- This intensity creates what has been called a “Magnetic Centre” You attract similar people and if you’re lucky, you recognize that they have the same affliction / disease / deeply seated interest that is driving you and when you find the guts to bring up subjects that might get you laughed out of the company of friends you value, you get to have some interesting, deep, sometimes inspiring, conversations.

This is what I’ve come to believe:

You can only prove the validity of reincarnation for yourself, to yourself. One of the most highly evolved persons I met in this life told me, “When you are evolved enough to leave your body at will, you can travel in time. You can follow yourself back in time to see who you were. You can also travel forward in time to see who you will probably be.” He also explained to somebody else who was more ‘into Yoga’ than I was at the time, basically the same thing, but he added, “When you can meditate deeply enough to see the perfect five-pointed star in the middle of your forehead, then you can travel upward, leave your body and travel anywhere you want to go, including traveling back and forth in time.” (I tried real hard to meditate like that and only saw the star once, I was amazed, a bit shocked to think it looked like the symbol used by the US Air Force, went up through it, saw myself kissing somewhere with a very clear background. saw this person from the side, she had long dark brown hair, I thought I found her a couple times, but no, Not until I was in my fifties (daw gone it) But so far, she was very much worth waiting for.) I have to say that when I reached that state of mind, it was so overpowering that I later thought I couldn’t remember what I wanted to do while I was ‘There”- if my life depended on it. Maybe if I’d been able to keep going that deep on a regular basis, I wouldn’t have been quite so overpowered and awestruck and I might have been able to go places and do things.

So, I’m an Experientialist, { If you haven’t experienced something, it doesn’t exist in your model of the world, this life or whatever. }

And part of my experientialist journey through this life time includes visiting previous lives in dreams. I’ve been to Paris (where I was an artist a couple of life times back, where my sister from this life was in love with a jerk who always had to be the centre of attention, she married him this time around, he turned out to be a complete jerk, hit her with his fists more than once and was last seen running up the street, afraid  for his life with the real love of my sister’s life hot on his heals.) India (where I was trying to get to see Emporer Krishna to tell him about somebody who was abusing power), Egypt (where I was initiated by meditating in pitch blackness at a particular spot beneath the Great Pyramid), and Atlantis ( where a sagacious masculine voice explained that I was trying to help the animal-human hybrids (( Cross breeding experiments, who had been used as slave labour )) ((( Edgar Cayce said they were referred to as the ‘Things” ))) . Several of them rebelled in a bid to gain the same rights as humans and while I was trying to bring them food and morale support, the army moved in and pushed them all over a very high cliff, and pushed me off with them. The very wise voice explained that this incident is what caused my rebellious streak, and leads me not to trust the military and authoritarian types in general. )

I’ve also dreamed about running out into the rain in pure elation on the banks of the Seine River in Paris and later saw photos that looked very much like what I dreamed.

I’ve gone to parts of this country I have never been to before and knew exactly what I would see on the other side of a mountain.

I have had my world shaken up in both positive and not so comfortable ways when meeting someone for the first time in this life and come to the conclusion that this person must have been important to me in a previous life.

I’ve also dreamed that I was being given a tour of ‘Heaven’ and I was extraordinarily disappointed because it looked way too much like this world. (( When I complained to somebody about that, I was reminded that Somebody said, “In my Father’s house, there are many mansions.” Which, my friend believed, means that there are all kinds of worlds and dimensions and levels. There may be areas of the Astral universe that look a lot like our physical universe. There are supposed to be three distinct universes, the physical, the astral and the causal. There may be something else beyond the Causal Universe, but we’re not supposed to know what that might be while we’re here. ))

Does this prove anything? Ask me when you see me “on the Other Side”. 🙂

——— d.j.o. ——