Thursday, December 13, 2007

Daily Digest December 13, 2007


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

EDITORIALs

ST.JOHN'S TELEGRAM - Pulling our strings
http://www.thetelegram.com/index.cfm?sid=89042&sc=80

CHARLOTTETOWN GUARDIAN - Beef industry gets an early Christmas gift print this article
Federal and provincial funding for the beef plant in Borden-Carleton has come at a critical time.
http://www.theguardian.pe.ca/index.cfm?sid=89163&sc=103

CAPE BRETON POST - Pickton verdicts short of satisfying
http://www.capebretonpost.com/index.cfm?sid=89194&sc=151

HALIFAX NEWS - Keeping race matters in proper perspective Post a comment
http://www.hfxnews.ca/index.cfm?sid=89010&sc=90

HALIFAX CHRONICLE HERALD - Right choice
http://thechronicleherald.ca/Editorial/997856.html

MONTREAL GAZETTE - Murder does not reflect Muslim values
http://www.canada.com/montrealgazette/news/editorial/story.html?id=1b881571-f580-40d8-8d7f-1b02e1b2978e

OTTAWA CITIZEN - Women in danger
http://www.canada.com/ottawacitizen/news/editorials/story.html?id=a55206de-ecab-408e-9fcb-f9fb7328396c

BELLEVILLE INTELLIGENCER - Sex offender registry failing women, kids
http://www.intelligencer.ca/ArticleDisplay.aspx?e=816694

         Teenagers battle stereotypes in pursuit of their goals
         http://www.intelligencer.ca/ArticleDisplay.aspx?e=816696

TORONTO STAR - Aqsa's tragedy challenges us all
http://www.thestar.com/comment/article/285080

NATIONAL POST - Kyoto double-talk
http://www.nationalpost.com/todays_paper/story.html?id=165015

HAMILTON SPECTATOR - Getting rid of distractions
http://www.thespec.com/Opinions/article/295577

SUDBURY STAR - Limits to Taser use reasonable
http://www.thesudburystar.com/ArticleDisplay.aspx?e=815863

        Spies like lies; U.S. deals with evidence that Iran isn't building nuclear weapons
         http://www.thesudburystar.com/ArticleDisplay.aspx?e=815865&auth=Gwynne+Dyer

WINNIPEG FREE PRESS - A matter of choice
http://www.winnipegfreepress.com/editorial/story/4092680p-4690717c.html

        Of life and death
         http://www.winnipegfreepress.com/editorial/story/4092681p-4690718c.html

REGINA LEADER-POST - Of Trust and Teachers
We're obliged as a society to take whatever steps we can to protect young people from exploitation by those in positions of trust.
http://www.canada.com/reginaleaderpost/news/viewpoints/story.html?id=ef50f8b6-a17e-40c9-b614-28a18a496bd4

CALGARY HERALD - Killing one's own child is the ultimate 'dishonour'
http://www.canada.com/calgaryherald/news/theeditorialpage/story.html?id=ef740b4a-d2a7-4add-8c60-ae0a3864881c

GRANDE PRAIRIE DAILY HERALD TRIBUNE - Cracking down on hate crime
Time for more action and less talk on the issue
http://www.dailyheraldtribune.com/Editorial/362027.html

         Alberta, P.E.I. tie for worst openness in government: Democracy Watch
         http://www.dailyheraldtribune.com/Editorial/362028.html

EDMONTON JOURNAL - End Taser 'usage creep'
http://www.canada.com/edmontonjournal/news/opinion/story.html?id=5ec30c2e-4f35-4c71-a39e-2da8c1bf9b4d

LETHBRIDGE HERALD - Evolution of the Taser
http://www.lethbridgeherald.com/article_9126.php

PRINCE GEORGE CITIZEN - Uncertain future for forestry
http://www.princegeorgecitizen.com/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=108274&Itemid=592

VANCOUVER SUN - RCMP's Taser report is a good first step in restoring public trust 
http://www.canada.com/vancouversun/news/editorial/story.html?id=2d4bea2b-870e-4173-bca0-0190bbea63ad

         Safeguards are needed to ensure steady supply of medical isotopes
         http://www.canada.com/vancouversun/news/editorial/story.html?id=1d638a76-daa5-4426-b770-b8969db4d618

VANCOUVER PROVINCE - Religious differences can never justify domestic violence
http://www.canada.com/theprovince/news/editorial/story.html?id=805ebeb8-e9be-4098-b355-817f374c26b5


ISSUES

CANADIAN FORCES
Ministers meet for Afghan talks
http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/south_asia/7143676.stm

Divide and conquer plan to beat the Taliban
Give up your weapons and come over to us, Taleban leaders urged
http://www.timesonline.co.uk/tol/news/world/asia/article3043169.ece

Karzai 'already in talks with allies of former Taliban
http://news.independent.co.uk/world/asia/article3247547.ece

Dismantling the Taleban is the aim
If, as the British Prime Minister Gordon Brown claims, "we are winning the battle" in Afghanistan, then why should there need to be a "shift of emphasis" as a senior foreign office official put it? http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/uk_news/politics/7140551.stm


ECONOMIC AFFAIRS
GMO Seeds: 'MNCs Gaining Total Control Over Farming'
http://www.thestar.com/comment/article/285067

Lice from fish farms could decimate B.C. salmon
http://www.ctv.ca/servlet/ArticleNews/story/CTVNews/20071213/salmon_071113/20071213?hub=Canada


JUSTICE SYSTEM
End mandatory release of convicts, panel urges
http://www.canada.com/globaltv/national/story.html?id=95f5ff9a-e27f-49c6-9cc0-85e6371af54a&k=48672

Prisoners more violent than in the past: report
http://www.ctv.ca/servlet/ArticleNews/story/CTVNews/20071213/prison_report_071213/20071213?hub=Canada

SCC ruling means end of the road for Monsanto suit
http://www.ctv.ca/servlet/ArticleNews/story/CTVNews/20071213/scc_monsanto_071213/20071213?hub=Canada

RCMP officer defends Tasers as an 'important tool'
http://www.ctv.ca/servlet/ArticleNews/story/CTVNews/20071213/taser_follow_071213/20071213?hub=Canada


POLITICS IN THE PROVINCES
Equalization battle far from over: Williams
http://www.cbc.ca/canada/newfoundland-labrador/story/2007/12/13/williams-equalization.html

Embattled Conservative leader vows to stay on and face leadership review
http://www.recorder.ca/cp/National/071213/n1213184A.html

Quebec ready to step in if feds dump gun registry, Charest says
http://www.recorder.ca/cp/National/071213/n1213218A.html

Ontario unveils $1.1-billion tax relief package
http://www.theglobeandmail.com/servlet/story/RTGAM.20071213.wont_economic1213/BNStory/National/home


POLITICS
Probe into Liberal polling dings Tories instead
http://www.ctv.ca/servlet/ArticleNews/story/CTVNews/20071213/polling_probe_071213/20071213?hub=Canada

Harper gaining ground among N.L. voters: poll
http://www.cbc.ca/canada/newfoundland-labrador/story/2007/12/13/harper-poll.html

Federal Tory support climbs in Atlantic Canada: poll
http://www.hfxnews.ca/index.cfm?sid=88974&sc=89

Harper's priorities out of step with voters
http://www.thestar.com/News/World/article/285171


                        L'affaire Schreiber


GLOBAL VIDEO
http://www.canada.com/globaltv/national/index.html

VIDEO ON THE STAR
http://www.thestar.com/news

Mulroney's turn
http://www.ottawasun.com/News/Columnists/Weston_Greg/2007/12/13/4721924.html

No need for inquiry: Mulroney
http://www.nationalpost.com/news/story.html?id=166150

Mulroney explains cash payments from Schreiber
http://www.ctv.ca/servlet/ArticleNews/story/CTVNews/20071212/mulroney_testifies_071213/20071213?hub=Canada

Schreiber allegations are 'completely false,' Mulroney says
http://www.cbc.ca/canada/story/2007/12/13/mulroney-committee.html

Mulroney admits taking Schreiber cash, denies kickbacks
http://www.recorder.ca/cp/National/071213/n1213210A.html

Schreiber's credibility, not stacks of $1,000 bills, focus of Mulroney testimony
http://www.recorder.ca/cp/National/071213/n1213192A.html

Conservative MPs kind to Mulroney while following a script
http://www.recorder.ca/cp/National/071213/n1213182A.html

Analysis: Barabara Yaffe on Mulroney scandal
http://www.canada.com/vancouversun/news/story.html?id=890f63a1-5eeb-4ef1-881e-18b2e8e65ad1&k=57772

Back here on Earth
http://network.nationalpost.com/np/blogs/fullcomment/archive/2007/12/13/warren-kinsella-back-here-on-earth.aspx

The story changes
http://www.theglobeandmail.com/servlet/story/RTGAM.20071213.WBwbradwanski20071213122034/WBStory/WBwbradwanski/

As low as they come
Karlheinz Schreiber casually ruins people's reputations and even their lives.
http://www.nationalpost.com/todays_paper/story.html?id=165067

Not enough has changed in Ottawa
http://www.thestar.com/columnists/article/285208

Politicians bearing cash generally up to no good
http://www.winnipegfreepress.com/subscriber/columnists/top3/story/4092690p-4690709c.html

Did Mulroney remember the GST?
http://www.nationalpost.com/opinion/columnists/story.html?id=202f9296-3684-4288-b1dd-7b5860988323&k=94033

Mulroney's turn
http://www.torontosun.com/News/Columnists/Weston_Greg/2007/12/13/4721923.php

What Mulroney....
http://www.nationalpost.com/todays_paper/story.html?id=165066

Schreiber suit may hinge on jurisdiction
http://www.nationalpost.com/todays_paper/story.html?id=165011

Schreiber will 'say anything, sign anything, do anything' – Mulroney
Former PM denies key Schreiber allegations as parliamentary committee grills him on cash payments
http://www.theglobeandmail.com/servlet/story/RTGAM.20071213.wmulroneymain1213/BNStory/National/home

Only a public inquiry can discern the truth
http://www.canada.com/calgaryherald/news/theeditorialpage/story.html?id=6c1d4e99-d387-4f91-9991-a35c32781420


PROGRAMMES
Government retreats on copyright reform
http://www.cbc.ca/canada/story/2007/12/13/tech-copyright-delay.html


PRESSURE POINTS
Can't you just smell it?
http://www.edmontonsun.com/Comment/2007/12/13/4722168-sun.html

EU and U.S. trade charges of blocking Bali talks
http://www.canada.com/globaltv/national/story.html?id=67ba7a8f-d4d0-4236-93eb-fed1789d537a&k=51876

Gore tosses bodycheck at Canada, U.S. with hockey analogy at UN climate talks
http://www.recorder.ca/cp/National/071213/n121389A.html

Polluters' policy 'nothing new,' Liberals say
McGuinty accuses Tories of 're-gifting' existing rules
http://www.canada.com/ottawacitizen/news/story.html?id=d3cea065-d8be-4f68-a166-c68093086899

Canada's chief of security calls police on protesters
http://www.canada.com/vancouversun/news/story.html?id=2f6c8a11-932f-4c04-9e5e-bff55c0275ad

Baird blasé about Quebec's emissions plan
http://www.canada.com/ottawacitizen/news/story.html?id=6de0cd4c-6c7a-466d-aead-e3e26049e919

Bali big talkers litigious at home
Provinces likely to challenge any emissions targets
http://www.nationalpost.com/todays_paper/story.html?id=164994

EU, U.S. at odds over Bali talks
http://www.nationalpost.com/todays_paper/story.html?id=166107

A new call to reason
http://www.nationalpost.com/todays_paper/story.html?id=165019

Canada lacks credibility, recognizes Pierre Marc Johnson
http://translate.google.com/translate?u=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.cyberpresse.ca%2Farticle%2F20071213%2FCPENVIRONNEMENT%2F712130662%2F1025%2FCPACTUALITES&langpair=fr%7Cen&hl=en&ie=UTF-8

Canada, B.C. apart on climate change
Bali conference shows Harper government increasingly stands alone
http://www.canada.com/victoriatimescolonist/news/comment/story.html?id=ae917ff7-5c15-4eaf-b77a-344aaa7e75d6


OPINION AND INFORMATION
Tolerance of diversity still a work in progress
http://www.thestar.com/comment/article/285067

Nikita and Danny – masters of high drama
http://thechronicleherald.ca/Opinion/997862.html

Putin pursues power for life
http://thechronicleherald.ca/Opinion/997858.html

Claim of massive agreement misleading
http://www.canada.com/saskatoonstarphoenix/news/forum/story.html?id=646f8c27-da55-4a66-a0c9-06ee4f4492fe

Agenda overtaken by climate change
http://www.canada.com/saskatoonstarphoenix/news/forum/story.html?id=5e87dfd6-89e7-49b4-94bf-2baa4bba2861

Canada lost its credibility on world stage
http://www.canada.com/saskatoonstarphoenix/news/forum/story.html?id=455ec421-3789-4dee-abc3-c9c5601f8576

Why I said no to Manley
I declined to appear before the panel on the Afghanistan mission because I believe it was constructed to come to a pre-determined conclusion
http://www.canada.com/ottawacitizen/news/opinion/story.html?id=2d0badd3-a46c-4c97-aea3-5f464f9b6ef9


INFOS
  
Mulroney admet avoir fait une erreur et veut tourner la page
http://info.branchez-vous.com/Nationales/071213/N1213175AU.html

Les commentaires de Mulroney sur Schreiber montrent une évolution
http://info.branchez-vous.com/Nationales/071213/N1213232AU.html

L'opposition reste incrédule face aux explications de Mulroney
http://info.branchez-vous.com/Nationales/071213/N1213207AU.html

Extraits de la déclaration de Brian Mulroney au comité d'éthique des Communes
http://info.branchez-vous.com/Nationales/071213/N121379AU.html

Al Gore décoche un tir contre le Canada à la conférence de Bali sur le climat
http://info.branchez-vous.com/Nationales/071213/N1213166AU.html

Québec prêt à maintenir le registre des armes à feu si Ottawa y renonce
http://info.branchez-vous.com/Nationales/071213/N1213173AU.html

Chronologie de l'"affaire Airbus"
http://info.branchez-vous.com/Nationales/071213/N1213164AU.html

Repentant, mais toujours batailleur
http://www.radio-canada.ca/nouvelles/National/2007/12/13/004-mulroney-JEUDI.shtml

L'opposition reste perplexe
http://www.radio-canada.ca/nouvelles/National/2007/12/13/006-Mulroney-Reax.shtml

Le Canada manque de crédibilité, reconnaît Pierre Marc Johnson
http://www.cyberpresse.ca/article/20071213/CPENVIRONNEMENT/712130662/1025/CPACTUALITES

Il n'y a pas de scandale dans la gestion des sondages d'Ottawa, dit Paillé
http://info.branchez-vous.com/Nationales/071213/N1213191AU.html

Le Québec figure parmi les 10 nations qui gaspillent le plus les ressources
http://info.branchez-vous.com/Nationales/071213/N1213181AU.html


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        Are there circumstances "Liberty City Seven" and the "Toronto Terrorists" that are similar? Are there differences that will lead to convictions?
        
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Liberty City Seven Shows Terror War Is Fraud

12-14-2007
www.roguegovernment.com
Lee Rogers

In a stunning defeat for the federal government, seven Miami men dubbed the "Liberty City Seven" who were accused of plotting to join forces with Al-Qaida to blow up the Chicago Sears Tower in 2006 were let go. One man was acquitted and a mistrial was declared for the six others after a federal jury ended up in a deadlock. What makes this case significant, is that the FBI actually utilized a paid informant to infiltrate the group posing as a fake Al-Qaida member in order to convince the men to blow up the Chicago Sears Tower. The group itself never made contact with any real so called Al-Qaida members and never acquired any weapons or explosives. Prosecutors even acknowledged that the alleged terror cell was aspirational versus operational. The FBI actually tried to create a threat that didn't exist and the jury's actions confirms that there was not adequate information to convict these men. Since the public isn't buying the phony war on terror, the federal government with help from the establishment media tries to invent phony terror threats.

The following is taken from an Associated Press article covering the event.

Prosecutors said the "Liberty City Seven" ­ so-named because they operated out of a warehouse in Miami's blighted Liberty City section ­ swore allegiance to al-Qaida and hoped to forge an alliance to carry out bombings against America's tallest skyscraper, the FBI's Miami office and other federal buildings.

The group never actually made contact with al-Qaida. Instead, a paid FBI informant known as Brother Mohammed posed as an al-Qaida emissary.

The defense portrayed the seven men as hapless figures who were either manipulated and entrapped by the FBI or went along with the plot to con "Mohammed" out of $50,000.

The group never actually made contact with al-Qaida and never acquired any weapons or explosives. Prosecutors said no attack was imminent, acknowledging that the alleged terror cell was "more aspirational than operational."


When the arrests of these men first became public, the arrests were made a national joke by John Stewart mocking the press conference with then Attorney General Alberto Gonzales. Gonzales and the Feds had admitted at that time that the men had no means to carry out a terror attack yet still considered them a viable terrorist threat.

The deadlocked jury combined with admitted statements from the federal government is obvious proof that there was no terror threat from the "Liberty City Seven" and that this whole situation was provoked by the FBI. Other incidents like the Fort Dix Six raise additional questions about the federal government's credibility on the subject of this phony war on terrorism. The war on terror isn't real and if it was the government wouldn't need to send FBI informants to entrap a group of crazy people hanging out in a warehouse.


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