Sunday, November 11, 2007

Daily Digest November 11, 2007



ST.JOHN'S TELEGRAM - A glimpse of war


MONTREAL GAZETTE - Backing away from ethanol makes sense

TORONTO STAR - Pause to honour those who fought

        Block diabetes epidemic

TORONTO SUN - The very high price of freedom

CALGARY HERALD - They paid for our freedom
Honouring the extraordinary from different wars and eras

EDMONTON JOURNAL - 'Remembrance Day for me now is very vivid and real'

VICTORIA TIMES-COLONIST - Remembering the price of war
Take a moment to honour those who made our freedom possible


Canadian military to be smaller than Tories promised in 2006

Military starts using drug dogs to search troops' bags in Afghanistan

Coalition for Fair Lumber Imports Criticizes BC Log Export Tax Increases: Another Softwood Lumber Agreement Violation =

Log export policy violates softwood agreement, U.S. says

Fears grow at newspapers amid recent CanWest layoffs

Labour shortage temporarily met from abroad

Food inspection officials to cull B.C. and Alta. cattle in bovine TB scare

Who'll be first to blink?

East blames West for lumber glut

Is debate damaging Quebec's reputation? Or, does anyone care?

Energy royalty ruckus continues in Alberta
Counter 'revolution' brewing in Quebec

Tories settle with Ottawa lawyer

Lobbyists in, lobbyists out despite Tory promise to stop 'revolving door'

                           L'affaire Schreiber

WEDNESDAY FEBRUARY 8, 2006 -Fifth Estate

A Shakedown?

Break with Mulroney tough on PM

Opposition steps up calls for full inquiry into Schreiber-Mulroney affair

Dion wants answers over Mulroney affair

Schreiber's woes far and wide
Germany, Switzerland in diplomatic feud over evidence used to secure extradition

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Atomic vets say Defence is withholding information

Politics warps icebreakers' move

Audit finds flaws in merit standards for federal scholarships

MPs skittish over reports of armed guards on Hill

Energy-ecology dilemma is like a ticking time bomb

Ancient stumps underline velocity of climate change

Part I: What Remembrance Day is about

Part II: What Remembrance Day is ...

The first Armistice Day
Remembrance Day 1919 was an assortment of sombre reflection, all-night dancing and fireworks

Tribute marks 90th anniversary of Passchendaele

The poetry of war
They shall not grow old as we that are left grow old: Age shall not weary them, nor the years condemn. At the going down of the sun and in the morning We will remember them For more than 80 years, these lines from Laurence Binyon's For the Fallen have been repeated at services of remembrance in churches and at cenotaphs throughout the Commonwealth.

Sweet reason won't stop tyranny

Each wartime death is a terrible loss
We need to honour and respect them as well as remember them

This is why Remembrance Day has such a special meaning for me
Capt. Trevor Greene, Special to The Province

More than bravery sent young men to war
Army was gainful employment, patriotic adventure during recession

Attacks on GST cuts baffling

GTA still cool to Tories


Un devoir de mémoire

Charest invite les Québécois à se ranger derrière les soldats en Afghanistan

C'est avec grande émotion que le Jour du Souvenir a été souligné à Kandahar

Mission en Afghanistan: plus de 550 blessés depuis 2001

La lune de miel entre Harper et Mulroney est terminée

        Thank you to those who shared their reflections on A Pittance of Time.  There is no politics to-day BELOW (30) - well maybe of a sort on second          thought.

        You decide whether the site Glenn directs us to in his post is political or not.


From: "Glenn Harewood"
Subject:  Grandma Faith's Website * Senior Citizens


AS we remember our fallen ones today, I wonder if there are values that we could also remember in a rather jovial manner.


I know you will enjoy this page as much as I did.


From: "JTM Solutions"

Subject: Re: November 11, 2007

Thank you Joe

Best Regards

Tom and Joanne

From: "valpub"

Subject: Re: November 11, 2007

Joe, t hanks so much for this.  I have never seen it and it is indeed very moving. I will pass it on to many today.
All the best, Val

From: "Mark Whittle"

Subject: RE: November 11, 2007

A classic, for my Dad too. He was there. ~ MAW

From: "Rebecca Gingrich"

Subject: RE: November 11, 2007

Joe--thanks for this.  Yes--it does bring a tear to my eyes--BUT--not only because of the dead Canadians and the live Veterans--it makes me so sad that we didn't learn anything from the wars.
I always took my kids to Rememberance Day Services--so they would remember to never let anything like the wars ever happen again.  But nothing has changed--today we see recruiters at highschools, colleges and Universities still trying to get the young to sign up for more killing.  Will it ever stop?
Then I think of Matt Stopford and the Merchant Marines and realize that this just more spin--the Veterans are on their own when they come back from 'protecting our freedoms'.  No one ever explains why or how these wars protect our freedoms.  Revisionist history tells us, but that is not the reality. I once asked my mom how the women of the day could let their husbands, sons and other relatives go to certain death.  Her answer--it is all the propaganda that gets the young fired up to join in the war.  Sort of like the rah rah for your favourite hockey team.
We must never forget--but we do have to learn.  And that is something that we seem incapable of at the moment.  We support genocide in Palestine and send our young to kill in a foreign land again.  Does no one see the oxymoronic behaviour in this?  And yet our young keep getting used as cannon fodder for the elite.

From: Dorian Baxter

Subject: Re: November 11, 2007

Outstanding!!! Many thanks Joe!

From: Robert Stephenson

Subject: Re: November 11, 2007

Thank you, and Paul Arnold, for circulating "A Pittance of Time", Joe.  That video has become iconic in a short period of time, and rightly so.  The traditional ceremonies on November 11th are, of course, always poignant, but their very reoccurring formality can perhaps tend to lessen their immediacy.  It is easy to say we will never forget, and I know we believe we never will, but sometimes a little extra reminder is necessary and appropriate .... 

Subject: RE: November 11, 2007
From: "Efstratios Psarianos"

Very touching. Thanks ...

From: "Richard Konopada"

Subject: RE: November 11, 2007

Thank you forwarding the song.  A moving tribute to all Canadian sons and daughters who served this country and for those who paid the ultimate sacrifice to give us the country and freedoms that we all too often take for granted. Lest We Forget.
Richard Konopada

From: "John E. Stevens"

Subject: Re: November 11, 2007

Each and every time................

At 01:17 AM 11/11/2007, you wrote:
        From: Paul Arnold
        Subject: A Pittance of Time
        Dear Friend,
        I know that you may have seen this before but every year it brings a tear to my eye. Please, click on the attachment.