Sunday, October 28, 2007

Daily Digest October 28, 2007



The DAILY DIGEST: INFORMATION and OPINION from ST. JOHN'S to VICTORIA.

EDITORIALs

ST.JOHN'S TELEGRAM - There's no life like it
http://www.thetelegram.com/index.cfm?sid=75129&sc=80

HALIFAX CHRONICLE HERALD - Drawing the line
http://thechronicleherald.ca/Editorial/974997.html

MONTREAL GAZETTE - Who dreamed up this latest nonsense? Kim Jong Il?
Political leaders are groping around desperately for traction with the mob
http://www.canada.com/montrealgazette/news/editorial/story.html?id=b424701d-f96e-472b-bf96-b2c721e2ce0f

OTTAWA CITIZEN - The big corporation tries to save our souls
http://www.canada.com/ottawacitizen/news/editorials/story.html?id=c0435451-fa59-494d-8e41-273de6bcd0c2

BELLEVILLE INTELLIGENCER - Tax-anything-that-moves trend is bleeding taxpayers to death
http://www.intelligencer.ca/ArticleDisplay.aspx?e=751748&auth=Wallace%2c+James

TORONTO STAR - A 3-point strategy for better housing
http://www.thestar.com/comment/article/270953

         Pressing Iran to disarm
         http://www.thestar.com/comment/article/270955

LONDON FREE PRESS - Cities entitled to take on retailers
http://lfpress.ca/newsstand/Opinion/Editorials/2007/10/28/4611168.html

WINNIPEG FREE PRESS - Protecting Canada's sovereignty -- round three
http://www.winnipegfreepress.com/editorial/story/4066639p-4668904c.html

WINNIPEG SUN - Part 1: Fallout Zone
If the world was created in seven days, Sun Media looks at how climate change could undo the work in seven ways, all this week.
http://www.winnipegsun.com/Series/EcoSins/2007/10/28/4611424-sun.html

CALGARY SUN - Ed's stuck in his own vise
http://calsun.canoe.ca/Comment/POV/2007/10/28/4611581-sun.html

EDMONTON SUN - World didn't end for Big Oil
http://www.edmontonsun.com/Comment/Commentary/2007/10/28/4611485-sun.html


ISSUES

CANADIAN FORCES
Returning soldiers suffer mental health problems
http://www.thestar.com/News/article/271326

Suicide attacks turning Afghans against Taliban
http://www.canada.com/globaltv/national/story.html?id=c91a22ea-2d7e-4ed8-aba4-ec889f69f507&k=52276

MacKay calls for more NATO troops in the south
http://www.ctv.ca/servlet/ArticleNews/story/CTVNews/20071028/qp_mackay_071028/20071028?hub=Canada

CTV's Question Period: Defence Minister Peter MacKay 9:06
http://www.ctv.ca/servlet/HTMLTemplate?tf=/ctv/mar/video/new_player.html&cf=ctv/mar/ctv.cfg&hub=Canada&video_link_high=mms://ctvbroadcast.ctv.ca/video/2007/10/28/ctvvideologger3_193587277_1193584283_500kbps.wmv&video_link_low=mms://ctvbroadcast.ctv.ca/video/2007/10/28/ctvvideologger3_193587276_1193582867_218kbps.wmv&clip_start=00:01:55.71&clip_end=00:09:06.94&clip_caption=CTV's%20Question%20Period:%20%20Defence%20Minister%20Peter%20MacKay&clip_id=ctvnews.20071028.00219000-00219628-clip1&subhub=video&no_ads=&sortdate=20071028&slug=qp_mackay_071028&archive=CTVNews

CTV's Question Period: Military experts on the Afghan mission 9:52
http://www.ctv.ca/servlet/HTMLTemplate?tf=/ctv/mar/video/new_player.html&cf=ctv/mar/ctv.cfg&hub=Canada&video_link_high=mms://ctvbroadcast.ctv.ca/video/2007/10/28/ctvvideologger3_193587277_1193584283_500kbps.wmv&video_link_low=mms://ctvbroadcast.ctv.ca/video/2007/10/28/ctvvideologger3_193587276_1193582867_218kbps.wmv&clip_start=00:01:55.71&clip_end=00:09:06.94&clip_caption=CTV's%20Question%20Period:%20%20Defence%20Minister%20Peter%20MacKay&clip_id=ctvnews.20071028.00219000-00219628-clip1&subhub=video&no_ads=&sortdate=20071028&slug=qp_mackay_071028&archive=CTVNews


CANUSA/USACAN
U.S. annexes Canadian landmark in tourism video
http://www.thestar.com/News/article/271316


ECONOMIC AFFAIRS
Soaring loonie a warning in disguise
It may be signalling it's time to restructure our economy. Or else...
http://www.thestar.com/News/Ideas/article/271184

'Dismal outlook' for lumber market
http://www.princegeorgecitizen.com/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=101607&Itemid=159

Indian 'slave' children found making low-cost clothes destined for Gap
http://observer.guardian.co.uk/world/story/0,,2200590,00.html


FOREIGN AFFAIRS
A conflict waiting to happen
Creation of a virtually independent Kurdish state in northern Iraq was certain to provoke Turkey
http://www.torontosun.com/News/Columnists/Margolis_Eric/2007/10/28/4611261-sun.php

British cabinet minister detained at U.S. airport
http://www.thestar.com/News/article/271329

Afghan burden tasks Nato allies
http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/south_asia/7061061.stm

Afghan role dominates Nato talks
Nato defence ministers are holding a second day of talks, after the alliance secured more resources for efforts to provide security in Afghanistan.
http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/south_asia/7061455.stm

Dalai Lama begins visit to Canada
http://www.cbc.ca/canada/story/2007/10/28/dalai-lama.html

Will Bush really bomb Iran?
The rhetoric is getting stronger, the sanctions tougher and military planning more detailed. Iran is now the focus of attention in Washington
http://www.timesonline.co.uk/tol/news/world/us_and_americas/article2753953.ece


HEALTH CARE RELATED
Public health care can be made even better
http://www.canada.com/vancouversun/news/editorial/story.html?id=6a882d28-19c8-471f-ad24-ac62d25d0b52

Research shows links to heart disease, death
http://www.princegeorgecitizen.com/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=101614&Itemid=159

Smoking out the facts
http://www.canada.com/ottawacitizen/news/editorials/story.html?id=1ba491d9-70b0-46e8-9ccf-fe5e32ebf788

EIGHT DEATHS LINKED TO LABOUR'S NEW SEX JAB FOR SCHOOLGIRLS
EIGHT deaths have been linked to the cervical cancer jab which will be given to every 12-year-old girl in Britain under Government plans announced last week. http://www.express.co.uk/posts/view/23410/Eight-deaths-linked-to-Labour-s-new-sex-jab-for-schoolgirls

Welcome to the Vaccine Adverse Event Reporting System (VAERS) Web site.
http://vaers.hhs.gov/

Vaccine Safety Group Releases GARDASIL Reaction Report
http://www.medicalnewstoday.com/articles/63586.php


JUSTICE SYSTEM
Privacy probe into Toronto transit cameras could be test case: experts
http://www.recorder.ca/cp/National/071028/n102852A.html

Security process like 'a medieval court'
http://www.edmontonsun.com/News/Canada/2007/10/28/4611533-sun.html


POLITICS IN THE PROVINCES
New royalty scheme will fuel inflation in already overheated economy
Middle-income earners falling behind, TD Bank report points out
http://www.canada.com/edmontonjournal/news/opinion/story.html?id=8e13d2cc-46b6-4dbe-812d-bb1a352ebcb2

Alberta Conservatives support Stelmach's royalty regime at convention
http://www.cbc.ca/canada/calgary/story/2007/10/28/alta-royalties.html

It's time to nuke Ontario
Our power-hungry province must have a decision on realistic energy source soon
http://www.torontosun.com/News/Columnists/Blizzard_Christina/2007/10/28/4611705-sun.php

Tory has an uphill climb in the 905 area
http://www.torontosun.com/Lifestyle/Columnists/MeedWard_Marianne/2007/10/28/4611715.html


POLITICS
Political musings from a master
http://www.thestar.com/News/Canada/article/271210

Layton's dream for Canada's future
http://www.thestar.com/News/Canada/article/271036

No plan to replace Hillier, says MacKay
http://www.thestar.com/News/article/271314

Tory crime bill echoes fed-up focus groups
Sentencing is a top concern, Privy Council report says
http://www.canada.com/vancouversun/news/story.html?id=229ce5ed-917d-4745-8593-089457de07c0

Liberal MP faces barrage of queries
Paper: Allegations over campaign costs
http://www.canada.com/victoriatimescolonist/news/story.html?id=f8b4fa21-ada6-45f4-b4ed-24d6989d6da3

Liberals reviewing claims B.C. MP broke election finance rules
http://www.recorder.ca/cp/National/071028/n102869A.html

Hard-hearted reporters rise in unison in spontaneous ovation for Tory ministers
http://www.recorder.ca/cp/National/071028/n102805A.html

Press Gallery undeterred by PM's snub
Five Tory MPs attend annual dinner
http://www.canada.com/ottawacitizen/news/story.html?id=a75c8ab4-973a-40d5-93ed-6778bf1e3282


PROGRAMMES
High demand delays passport renewals
http://www.thestar.com/News/article/271315

Tories tight-lipped on nuclear plan
http://www.thestar.com/News/article/271324

Tracking your wasted money
Plotting $600-million bailout of VIA Rail prompts quite a thirst for fine wine
http://www.ottawasun.com/News/Columnists/Weston_Greg/2007/10/28/4611260-sun.html


PRESSURE POINTS
'Self-serving' Gore film useful, astronaut says
Oscar-winning movie gets kids thinking: Bondar
http://www.canada.com/edmontonjournal/news/story.html?id=6a45b6be-a7ba-480c-9726-20fb9d8dcca5


OPINION AND INFORMATION
Ideology vs. national interest
Harper ignores difference between personal biases and sound foreign policy
http://www.thestar.com/comment/article/270965

'Liberal' and 'Conservative' are no longer used to describe ideas, but merely ways to attack
http://www.torontosun.com/News/Columnists/Goldstein_Lorrie/2007/10/28/4611702-sun.php

The sorry state of railway safety in Canada
http://www.thestar.com/comment/article/270966

'It's a short walk from bullying to genocide'
http://www.canada.com/ottawacitizen/news/citizensweekly/story.html?id=d42ca921-3aad-40d5-a5b7-788d29c05737

Nail down lid on this Pandora's box
http://www.canada.com/calgaryherald/news/theeditorialpage/story.html?id=347d7684-0237-44cd-9fe6-88d0da9c54cf

When silence is not golden
http://www.canada.com/calgaryherald/news/theeditorialpage/story.html?id=2831fe4c-c6e6-4d64-aab7-b4fe14451f0c

Forcing 'newcomers' to speak French or English is simply a form of fear
http://www.canada.com/theprovince/news/editorial/story.html?id=363d40b4-9089-4ca2-ac72-3ea316fc54fb

Shop around? Thanks a lot, Mr. Flaherty
http://www.torontosun.com/News/Columnists/Sa_Rachel/2007/10/28/4611703-sun.php

'Multiculturalism' ghettoizes new Canadians
http://www.torontosun.com/News/Columnists/Persichilli_Angelo/2007/10/28/4611706.php


INFOS

Le gouvernement Harper dépose son projet de loi pour inderdire le vote voilé
http://info.branchez-vous.com/Nationales/071026/N102634U.html

Le Canada demande formellement aux E.-U. de laisser Arar voyager librement
http://info.branchez-vous.com/Nationales/071025/N1025129U.html

La Cour suprême du Canada se penchera sur le cas d'Omar Khadr
http://info.branchez-vous.com/Nationales/071025/N1025156U.html

Énergie nucléaire: le PC se fait discret
http://www.cyberpresse.ca/article/20071028/CPACTUALITES/71028064/1019/CPACTUALITES

Les surplus à Ottawa provoqueront des baisses d'impôt
http://www.cyberpresse.ca/article/20071027/CPACTUALITES/71027031/1025/CPACTUALITES

MacKay ne bronche pas devant les manifestations
http://www.cyberpresse.ca/article/20071028/CPACTUALITES/71028046/1025/CPACTUALITES

De longs délais avant d'obtenir un passeport
http://www.cyberpresse.ca/article/20071028/CPACTUALITES/71028027/1025/CPACTUALITES

Commandites: VIA Rail a dépensé 2 M$ pour se défendre
http://www.cyberpresse.ca/article/20071027/CPACTUALITES/71026296/1025/CPACTUALITES

Nombreux troubles mentaux chez les soldats canadiens
http://www.cyberpresse.ca/article/20071028/CPACTUALITES/71028071/5846/CPACTUALITES

Plus de bilinguisme chez les officiers est nécessaire
http://www.cyberpresse.ca/article/20071028/CPACTUALITES/71028062/5846/CPACTUALITES

Harper appuie les familles, alors que les opposants manifestent
http://www.cyberpresse.ca/article/20071027/CPACTUALITES/71027125/5846/CPACTUALITES

Bob Rae déjà en campagne
http://www.radio-canada.ca/regions/Ontario/2007/10/28/002-Bob-Rae-campagne_n.shtml


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'Self-serving' Gore film useful, astronaut says
Oscar-winning movie gets kids thinking: Bondar
http://www.canada.com/edmontonjournal/news/story.html?id=6a45b6be-a7ba-480c-9726-20fb9d8dcca5
                          Canada's first female astronaut in space says the Oscar-winning documentary about climate change featuring
                          Al Gore may be self-serving, but it still should be brought into classrooms to promote critical thinking.

                          
True, but only if the other point of view is presented as well:

                          PART I of A CONVENIENT FICTION (21:42) http://www.aconvenientfiction.com/inconvenient3.html

                          PART II of A CONVENIENT FICTION (25:48) http://www.aconvenientfiction.com/inconvenient4.html


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From: Jacob Rempel
To: "Editor DAILY DIGEST"
Subject: swords or plowshares

Henry wrote, as a memo to Liberals ...
"Quemadmodum gladius neminem occidit, occidentis telum est"
("A sword is never a killer, it's a tool in the killer's hands")
 Lucius Annaeus Seneca "the younger" ca. (4 BC - 65 AD)
 
To Liberals, Cons, NDPers, et al ...
Friend Lucius is right, of course, but does that make it okay
to spend billions of bullion on swords, and make billions of
dollars selling the swords to millions of angry men here and
abroad who do kill ??? As Canadian arms manufacturers and
their thousands factory workers are doing ??? With the silent
but apparent approval fellow citizens and government ???
Maybe these angry men would be happier if we supplied
them with plowshares and a market for their products.
Thus anger might be assuaged more easily and more
permanently, without bloodshed and more hatred.
... Jacob Rempel
P.S.
Remember the poem
Tubal Cain  in the
Grade Six High Roads to Reading school text?
 

Tubal-cain the son of Lamech and Zillah, "an instructor
of every artificer in brass and iron" (Gen. 4:22; R.V.,
"the forger of every cutting instrument of brass and iron").

TUBAL CAIN
by Charles Mackay
Old Tubal Cain was a man of might
In the days when the Earth was young;
By the fierce red light of his furnace bright
The strokes of his hammer rung;
And he lifted high his brawny hand
On the iron glowing clear,
Till the sparks rushed out in scarlet showers
And he fashioned the sword and spear.
And he sang "Hurra for the handiwork!
Hurra for the spear and sword!
Hurra for the hand that shall wield them well,
For he shall be king and lord!"

To Tubal Cain came many a one,
As he wrought by his roaring fire;
And each one prayed for a strong steel blade
As the crown of his desire.
And he made them weapons sharp and strong,
Till they shouted loud for glee,
And gave him gifts of pearl and gold,
And spoils of the forest free;
And they said, "Hurra for Tubal Cain,
Who hath given us strength anew!
Hurra for the smith, hurra for the fire,
And hurra for the metal true!"

But a sudden change came o'er his heart
Ere the setting of the sun,
And Tubal Cain was filled with pain for
The Evil he had done;
He saw that men, with rage and hate,
Made war upon their kind,
That the land was red with the blood they shed,
In their lust for carnage blind.
And he said, "Alas! that ever I made,
Or the skill of mine should plan,
The spear and the sword for men whose joy
Is to slay their fellow-man."

And for many a day old Tubal Cain
Sat brooding o'er his woe;
And his hand forebore to smite the ore,
And his furnace smoldered low.
But he rose at last with a cheerful face,
And a bright courageous eye,
And bared his strong right hand for work
While the quick flames mounted high!
And he sang, "Hurra for my handicraft!"
And the red sparks lit the air;
"Not alone for the blade was the bright steel made!"
And he fashioned the first ploughshare.

And men, taught wisdom from the past,
In friendship joined their hands;
Hung the sword in the hall, the spear on the wall,
And ploughed the willing lands;
And sang, "Hurra for Tubal Cain!
Our staunch good friend is he;
And for the ploughshare and the plough
To him our praise shall be;
But while oppression lifts its head,
Or a tyrant would be lord
Though we may thank him for the plough
We'll not forget the sword!"
Tubal-cain the son of Lamech and Zillah, "an instructor
of every artificer in brass and iron" (Gen. 4:22; R.V.,
"the forger of every cutting instrument of brass and iron").

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