Wednesday, 24 September, 2014 – CBC News Headlines:

Wednesday, 24 September, 2014  -( 46˚F /8˚C –  Sunny & clear here @ 10:30 am One whole time zone east of Ithaca )-

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

{ & again, these are not links. If you want to read these stories, listen to sound clips, or see any video -if there is any video- go to CBC dot CA/news.— & You can also find a link to the web cast of the most recent broadcast of “The National” the CBC’s ‘flagship nightly newscast’ under the “Must Watch” heading on their main page. — Thanks. ———djo——— }

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{Today, This is -Jim W- filling in for Doug, who’s finally giving in and taking his flu case to bed and staying there for several hours. }

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Lead Articles:

Free Money for all could jumpstart the economy: Don Pittis   { This one is so intriguing I moved it up to the top of the list of Lead articles, Here: judge for yourself: >>—-> Free Money Article Page <—-<< Link to full article on its own page at CBC / news. ——–jim }

Justin Trudeau boycotts Sun Media after rant against family   { & Last night, amid an overload of tweets, I saw something about three people involved with a Sun News channel- which might be in the planning or already out there- 3 top people were tied directly to the Prime Minister’s Office. —jim—  }

Arthur Porter denies $22.5 M was kickback re: Mtl hospital   {  }

T.O. youth charged with murder in student’s stabbing death   { T.O. = Toronto, Ontario.  }

-Updated- Toronto high school stabbing victim, 19, was trying to break up confrontation   { “Hamid Aminsada ID’d as student killed in North Albion Collegiante Institute stabbing  —jim— }

-Live- BlackBerry’s new Passport aims to woo corporate users   { I heard a lot of good things about BlackBerries – almost all of those good things seemed especially good for no- nonsense business people who liked data security.  —jim— }

Should we be able to delete bad memories?   { -Elsewhere on the cbc main page: Would it be ethical to delete bad memories, or any memories?  }

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House with Tim Hortons sign on garage roof.
“This ordinary neighbourhood home became a Tim Hortons for several hours as a publicity stunt that seemed quite well accepted”

Offbeat”

No child’s play: Hospital planners use Lego to design new building   {   }

Lunenburg Hercules’s record-setting lift finally recognized 21 years later   {  }

Double, double take? Calgary house turns into Tim Hortons   { “The house in Calgary was transformed into a Tim Hortons for one morning as a publicity stunt meant to draw attention to the chain’s hiring campaign” —jim— }

And the most Pampered Pets award goes to…. Windsor Ontario   { I’m afraid to go look at this one, images of pets wearing doggy tuxedoes and especially weiner dogs wearing phoney hot dog buns will probably fill a lot of pages very soon.  —jim— }

 

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“Most Viewed”

BlackBerry Passport: Enterprise users will be the real test   {  }

Phil Spector startles in newly released prison photos   { African American Friends at the Radio Station I was mixed up with in the states called it the “Prison Industrail Complex”- A way around the anti slavery laws and another brick in the fascist wall going up around the USA and through the hearts of too many good friends still living there.  —jim—}

McGill hospital’s Arthur Porter denies kickbacks, details SNC millions   {  }

Abdul Numan Haider named as man shot dead after Australian Police stabbed   {  }

Doug Ford and John Tory trade barbs at raucous Toronto mayoral debate  { Yup, Torontonians might die of shame a long time before they’re bored to death.   —jim— }

India puts satellite into orbit around Mars   {  }

Ralph Atkinson speaks out about strip search at Capital Health   { Ralph Atkinson is trying to sue the Capital District Health authority after a mass strip search at the East Coast Forensic Hospital two years ago left him feeling “raped” – The CBC, researching this case and others was told that no documents exist to support or deny this practice.  —jim— }

-13 photo slide show- 13 celebrity ambassadors who make a difference.   {  }

-Blog- ISIS inserts disturbing images into N.L.vote twitter chatter   {  }

 

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“Other”

-Coming Up Live- Obama to take on ISIS, Ebola, and Ukraine in speech to UN   {  }

UN Climate Summit: A ‘Game-changer’ for global warming?   {  }

Election 2015: Will Harper spring forward or fall back on fixed date   { Will Harper have a choice? Or will one more scandal or leak bring him down sooner?   —jim— }

Paulina Gretzky says she’s pregnant   { Only the unborn grandchild of Wayne Gretzky or a hockey player with his kind of reputation could make headlines like this in Canada }

Worst criminals shouldn’t be freed, MacKay says reacting to Surrey slaying  { Politicians should not be allowed to speak in public as if their opinions have any merit, says —jimw— }

CBC News readers side with Netflix in spat with CRTC  { This should probably be under the -Blog- heading }

-Must Watch- Hawaii lava flow   { “Officials say the lava flow from Kilauea volcano is slowing down” }

-Must Watch- Strongman’s record hidden for 21 years   { Guiness book of records category dropped after Gregg Ernst backlifted 2,422 kg to set the record in 1993 – 2,422 kg= 5,339 pounds }

-Politics- Tempers flare in the House over Iraq mission non-answers   {  }

-Business- Younger workers poorer than parents’ generation, research says   { I think Doug has a category =  “Well -duh-!” }

-Health- PTSD and the ethics of erasing bad memories   {  }

-Health- ‘My face was oozing liquid’  { I believe this goes with a creepy photo of somebody’s face all puffed up due to a bad reaction to a steroid prescribed for a dentist’s mis-diagnosed skin condition. }

-Health- Coke, Pepsi, pledge to shring can and bottle sizes to cut calories   { Okay, but are they cutting out genetically modified corn sweetener to stop causing nasty conditions to too many people’s intestinal tracts? }

-Technology & Science- Earliest sign of human habitation in Canada may have been found   { But there are some who believe the human race has been around for several million years longer than most scientists have been able to find fossils for. }

 

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“Local / New Brunswick”

Brian Gallant holds firm on hydro-fracking moratorium promise   {  }

Smaller parties flex electoral muscle in New Brunswick campaign   {  }

New Brunswick election result delays caused by software glitch, not tabulators   { I heard an Elections New Brunswick official say that he did not know where 35 of the chips containing the numbers for the official count were for half an hour or more Monday evening. Can anybody assure me that there were no chain of custody problems and nobody could have switched chips or modified the data they contained? }

Dalhousie fights to keep 4 palliative care beds   {  }

& the New Brunswick Votes box is gone from their pages

 

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“Aboriginal”

Family says RCMP elbowed 71-year-old woman in the face   { & there’s a photo that is hard to look at showing the results of that. }

Alberta First Nations sign historic ‘Buffalo Treaty’ with Montana Tribes   { About time I saw some good news anywhere today-  }

-Don’t Miss- Upcycling: old fur coats become fodder for Inuit seastresses   {  }

Judge rules no mistrail in Douglas Hales case   { This is a case in which somebody was tricked into bragging about alleged criminal activities to cops posing as crime bosses – like nobody would stretch the truth when bragging about their bravado to a crime boss. }

Manitoba students to learn of role of treaties in province’s history   { If it’s anything like the US, a course in treaties that were honoured and not broken wouldn’t last very long. }

Indian status card confusion arises from Home Hardware incident   {  }

Faith Patience, missing Winnipeg teen, found safe  { Yay! }

 

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{ 12:44 & I’m covering for Doug, who’s been doing this while suffering with the flu for the last week or so and didn’t complain to anybody or ask for help. Checking typos and coloring the headlines.   ———jimw———}

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Sunday, September 14, 2014 – CBC News Headlines:

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

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

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

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

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

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Lead Articles:

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

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

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

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

North Korea sentences American to 6 years hard labour   {  }

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

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

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

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

 

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“Offbeat”

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

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

 

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“Most Viewed”

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

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

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

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

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

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

Hiker falls to his death climbing glacier near Squamish   {  }

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

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

 

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Other:

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

-World- :

Typhoon Kalmaegi slams northeastern Philippines   {  }

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

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

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

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

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

 

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“Local / New Brunswick”

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

RCMP looking for witnesses in fatal Royal Road crash   {  }

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

-New Brunswick Votes 2014-

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

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

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

 

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

Saturday, 06 September, 2014 – CBC News Headlines –

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

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

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

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

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Lead Articles:

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

Results of Alberta Tory leadership vote due later today   {  }

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

Fighting in Ukraine subsides as ceasefire takes hold   {  }

Donetsk residents doubt truce would create lasting peace   {   }

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

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

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

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

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

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

 

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“Offbeat”

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

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

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

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

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

 

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“Most Viewed”

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

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

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

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

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

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

 

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Other:

Fragile Ukraine ceasefire seems to be holding   {  }

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

5 memorable marketing blunders   {  }

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

 

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“Local / New Brunswick”

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

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

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

Liberals request judicial ruling over campaign transparency law   {  }

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

 

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

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———  }

Wednesday, August 6th, 2014 – CBC Headlines

Wednesday, August 6th, 2014.  -( 68°F / 20°C & Hazy @ 10:00 am in Ithaca, NY, USA )-

{ Again, these are not links. If you want to read these stories or watch the video -if there is video- go to CBC dot CA/news. —Thanks. ———djo——— }

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Developing

Russian hackers steal 1.2 billion passwords   { Russian Hackers have stolen 1.2 billion user names and passwords in a series of internet heists affecting 420,000 websites, according to a report published Tuesday. The New York Times based its story on the findings of Hold Security, a Milwaukee firm that has a history of uncovering online security breaches }

Tycoon can sue Google over defamatory autocomplete suggestions

‘Capturing that multifaceted woman’: Olivia Wilde’s breastfeeding photo shoot   { There’s a thumbnail with the link of a pleasant looking woman feeding her baby }

Local state of emergency declared after B.C. tailings pond wall collapse   { This story had several links and a bit of history linked with them yesterday }

Updated

Ex-Alberta premier Alison Redford resigns as member of legislature

Rosetta spacecraft makes historic rendez-vous with comet   { ‘9:42 am’ the European Union’s comet-chasing spacecraft reached its destination }

Toronto doctors remove teen’s tumor without radiation or surgery   { They used ultrasound }

 

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Offbeat

Adelle and Ryan MacDonald say ‘I do’ on Gros Morne Mountain   { Gros Morne Mountain is the second highest peak on the island of Newfoundland. The couple and 35 friends and relatives hiked 4.5 hours in 27 degree [ that would be about 81°F ] heat ‘with no air conditioners’ to reach the summit, 800 metres above sea level for the ceremony on Saturday morning. }

Woman crashes into firehouse with python wrapped around her neck   { The New York woman was charged with reckless driving and larceny, accused of stealing the snake from a nearby store before she crashed }

Author slams Kardashians as ‘evil’ after 11-year-old loses $120 to Kim’s iPhone game   { A ‘New York Times best-selling author’ used the words “vile scumbag Kardashian pigs” on Twitter and facebook in an attempt to warn parents that her 11-year-old son had spent $120.00 in 2 days without realizing it. }

 

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Most Viewed

Ukraine crisis: Russia could be poised to invade, NATO says   { Yesterday we reported that prophecy expert John Hogue, a frequent guest on Coast to Coast a.m. -radio talk show, had blasted reportage of the Ukraine crisis saying we’re hearing only the half of the story that some manipulative so and so’s want us to hear. He believes that Vladmir Putin is acting a whole lot more reasonably than president Obama and western media are. He also said that there could be a nuclear war in about 3 years that could wipe out nearly all U.S. citizens and residents, and that it would be the fault of U.S. politicians and media whose mind set is stuck believing that the realities that rang true 40 years ago still apply today. I remember stories in the sixties where ill equipped Moroccan horsemen demonstrated their skills on horseback, believing they would have no problem pushing Israelis into the sea. I don’t think those horsemen ever got to Israel to test their theories against really big tanks – or to test their hundred year old rifles against Uzi’s. But I think that’s a decent parallel here.  }

Don Cherry takes to Twitter to vent about house auction mix-up

Australian commuters tip over train to free fellow passenger   { There’s video with this }

2 passenger jets diverted to Halifax airport after emergencies on board   { A United Airlines flight from Newark, New Jersey to Brussels, Belgium with 233 passengers aboard a Boeing 777, was diverted to Halifax after a small fire in the rear of the plane was dealt with quickly, but had filled the plane with smoke. About 2 minutes after the United Airlines jet landed, an Air Canada flight from Montreal, heading for Frankfurt, Germany with 165 passengers aboard a Boeing 767, landed due to a medical emergency. }

Susan Fennell, Brampton mayor, broke spending rules 265 times, audit says

 

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Other

Samsung, Apple agree to drop patent lawsuits outside U.S.

Buddha tattoos get Canadian teacher kicked out of Burma   { Burma [ now known as Myanmar ] is experiencing strife between Buddhists and Muslims. The Canadian, who teaches English in Hong Kong, and his girl friend were kicked out of Myanmar/Burma after a local person photographed the tattoos on his legs and posted them on Facebook. }

Japanese scientist embroiled in stem cell scandal found dead   { A Japanese scientist who co-authored high profile research papers which contained falsified results died Tuesday in an apparent suicide }

Green Party president resigns amid controversy over Gaza comments  { Paul Estrin, president of the Green Party of Canada, had posted in a blog that he supported Israel in its military action against Hamas in Gaza. The Green Party’s official policy is one of “engaged neutrality” that calls for both sides to cease hostilities. [ Canadians are sticklers for not appearing to have conflict of interest issues. Government employees can be fired for posting political banners on their private property during elections. This was meant to keep Politicians from forcing federal employees to campaign for them, but it’s been used in ways that we would call violations of free speech down here in the U.S. }

‘No deal’ without removing Gaza blockade, Palestinian delegation says

Fox drops $76B hostile bid for Time Warner

Canada-EU free trade deal clears major hurdle with agreement on final text

Readers decry Wal-Mart’s ‘puritanical’ attitude toward photos   { Yesterday’s story revealed a photo of a baby, wearing pants or pajamas, who was sitting on the floor with what might have been an empty beer bottle in her hands }

Readers say ‘no, thanks’ to Canadian World Cup bid

 

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Video

Take a tour of the Enola Gay, the U.S. plane that bombed Hiroshima   { The pilot of this aircraft, which dropped the bomb on Hiroshima on August 6th, 1945, was institutionalized due to the trauma he suffered after he flew that mission. }

Bovine trombone serenade   { ‘A farmer performs Lorde’s hit Royals for his cows in Flint Hills, Kansas’ }

 

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Local” / “New Brunswick”

Acadian congress celebrates history across 3 borders

Moncton illegal heavy oil dumb cost city over $54k

Endangered right whales to be tracked using autonomous gliders   { Robotic ‘gliders’ can follow the whales around. }

Eel Ground man dead after car crash   { a 20-year-old man who, according to RCMP officers, ‘was ‘not wearing a seat belt’ died in a car that went into a ditch in the Eel Ground First Nation. The driver and two other passengers survived. }

 

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{ Ready to push the ‘Publish’ button @ 12:14 pm Eastern Time ———djo——— }

Tuesday, August 5th, 2014. CBC News Headlines-

Tuesday, August 5th, 2014.  -( 76°F / 24°C & Clear @ 10:30 am in Ithaca, NY, USA )-

{ Again, these are not links. If you want to read these stories or watch the video -if there is video- go to CBC dot CA/news. —Thanks. ———djo——— }

 

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“Updated”

Qatar Airways Flight QR23 passenger arrested over alleged hoax bomb threat   { A man was arrested on suspicion of making a hoax bomb threat, following a warning to the pilot of a possible device on the aircraft. }

Son of Canadians accused of stealing China secrets to be questioned   { A Canadian husband and wife who live in Dandong, China are being invesigated for suspected theft of military and intelligence information. Their son sent email to CBC news saying that he had received a call from the State Security Bureau asking him to come in for questioning.  There is a related story, “Chinese cyberattack hits Canada’s National Research Council” I remember this older story hitting the airwaves not long before we started trying to post these daily headlines here.  (( not knowing any real details at the moment, this one feels like the Chinese might have charged random Canadian citizens with spying in retaliation for Canadians charging them with ‘cyber spying’/cyber attacks. Just a feeling at the moment. )) }

Newfoundland mom upset Wal-Mart withheld ‘inappropriate’ baby photos   { A mother in central Newfoundland says she was surprised and upset when a Wal-Mart employee informed her that she couldn’t collect her photos because they were flagged as ‘inappropriate’ by a processing technician.  In the full story, one photo that was withheld shows a shirtless baby with pants or pajamas covering its bum, sitting on a floor holding what might be a beer bottle  in front of her (can’t read the label). Two related stories are posted here, “Minimum Wage Wars: Wal-Mart Canada” & “Wal-Mart employee fired after reporting dog in hot truck“. (( Wal-Mart Canada seems to be a little more careful about doing things that generate bad publicity than Wal-Mart in the USA. Canadians hear the rumours that Wal-Mart supervisors and Managers order employees to punch off the clock and get back to work and tell me, ‘Maybe that’s just one or two supervisors in one or two stores in the states, they couldn’t be like that up here-‘ but then Wal-Mart Canada just lost a huge lawsuit and have been ordered to pay quite a bit for closing down a store in Quebec after its employees voted to become unionized. )) (( &  Canadians might be more vigilant in defending their privacy rights than most U.S. citizens )) }

Firefighter’s family links suicide to PTSD, files for workers’ compensation   { The firefighter was never officially diagnosed with PTSD. This happened in Edmonton, Alberta,where  an Alberta law was passed in 2012 that says first responders diagnosed with PTSD do not have to prove that the condition was job related to get workers’ compensation. His family members believe that an incident he responded to in which ‘a little guy drowned’ at a public swimming pool was a turning point and may have led directly to his suicide. The article also mentions the ‘John Wayne syndrome- those who help people won’t ask for help when they need it themselves.’ }

 

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“Offbeat”

Big Bang Theory stars to get big bucks, $1M an episode for 3 years: reports

Pregnant squirrel trashes Montreal home and gives birth in sewing basket   { Sounds like a future Hollywood movie / Box Office Smash to me. }

Selfie, dubstep, bromance: Scrabble dictionary to get 5,000 new words

$500 charge for negative reviews doled out by New York hotel   { The hotel in Hudson, NY- has a policy of charging guests who post a negative review online after staying there a $500.00 fine (U$) A link to the hotel’s web site is posted inside this article. }

 

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“Most Viewed”

Burlington flood: 2 months worth of rain falls within hours

Girls, 9 and 10, missing from Aird Lake cottage overnight   { They were playing hide and seek. Aird Lake is in Eastern Ontario. — Still missing at noon Eastern Time, after about 16 hours. }

Mount Polley Mine tailings pond breach called environmental disaster   { The accompanying photo looks like a breach in a levee around a HUGE pond with discoloured water and a moonscape inside the pond area. This is in British Columbia, and there is a complete ban on water consumption, swimming or cooking with water from taken here. Google Maps doesn’t know where this is, they want me to click on their suggestions for something in Utah, or a ‘Visit British Columbia’ link. }

Mount Polley Mine tailings pond breach: helicopter flyover

Velella velella turn Tofino, B.C. shore into a sea of blue   { Velella velella are ‘jelly fish like’ creatures- looks like thousands of them washed up on beaches in Tofino, B.C. }

 

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“Other” { <— my distinction }

Temporary Israel-Hamas truce allows for Gaza blockade talks

1 killed and 17 injured in South African Earth Quake   { The magnitude 5.3 quake was centered in Orkney, 170 kilometers southwest of Johannesburg. The man who died was killed when the wall of a disused mining building fell on him. }

730,000 have left Ukraine for Russia to escape fighting, UN says   { And Last night on Coast to Coast am, guest  John Hogue, an expert on Nostradamus and who has a very good record of predicting future events himself , said he believes the Ukrainians might have shot down the Malaysian passenger jet (by accident) but he doesn’t believe the news we’re getting from that area is factual. He said the fighting that disrupted the experts investigation was instigated by Ukrainians. }

Want to join rebel armies in foreign wars? In Canada, there’s little stopping you  { I haven’t read the full story, but- On first impressions = This headline bothers me a bit, after September 11, 2001, I heard a lot of Canadians complaining that, “Blame Canada-” was becoming a phrase they were mocking by repeating it in a sarcastic tone of voice. U.S. citizens and officials have a habit of pointing fingers at ‘outsiders’ rather than trying to own up to or even fix any problems themselves. }

 

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“Local / New Brunswick”  { If you want local news from a different locality, go to the web site and make like you’re in whatever locality you want to read about. }

Millville fire service restored after arson destroyed station

Roch Voisine headlines 2014 Order of New Brunswick class   { Roch Voisine is an Edmunston, N.B. born music star, he wrote the 2014 Canadian Olympic team anthem, Living out my dreams. The Order of New Brunswick inductees ‘represent the best of our province’ says the provincial Premier, David Alward. This year’s inductees include doctors, lawyers, community activists and volunteers. }

Horse racing industry criticizes lack of provincial help  

Tropical storm Bertha to mostly miss Atlantic Canada

 

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{ It’s a busy morning for news. Articles chosen, now proofreading at 12:30 pm }

{ ready to click the ‘Publish’ button at 12:56 pm }

———djo———

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. ——