Thursday, May 13, 2010

Daily Digest May 13, 2010


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

ST.JOHN'S TELEGRAM -
Getting trashed

CORNER BROOK WESTERN STAR -
Festival promotes tourism expansion

HALIFAX CHRONICLE HERALD -
Reforms welcome

SAINT JOHN TELEGRAPH-JOURNAL -
Swine will plague the Toronto G20 summit
http://telegraphjournal.canadaeast.com/opinion/article/1050740

MONTREAL GAZETTE -
Anglo leaders speak up - is Charest listening?
http://www.montrealgazette.com/opinion/editorials/Anglo+leaders+speak+Charest+listening/3020600/story.html

OTTAWA CITIZEN -
Unlikely activists
  http://www.ottawacitizen.com/opinion/Unlikely+activists/3020773/story.html
 
Funding flaws
http://www.ottawacitizen.com/opinion/Funding+flaws/3020774/story.html

Tory-CBC battles go way back
http://www.ottawacitizen.com/opinion/op-ed/Tory+battles+back/3020778/story.html

The (political) power of faith
  http://www.ottawacitizen.com/opinion/op-ed/political+power+faith/3020780/story.html
 
Get ready for the next referendum
http://www.ottawacitizen.com/opinion/op-ed/ready+next+referendum/3015888/story.html

OTTAWA SUN -
Liberal insecurity (May 13)

KINGSTON WHIG STANDARD-
Canada is playing an important role in Sudan referendum

BELLEVILLE INTELLIGENCER -
Liberals stand to lose most in election

TORONTO STAR -
Protesters also deserve protection at summit
http://www.thestar.com/opinion/editorialopinion/article/808639--protesters-also-deserve-protection-at-summit

Siddiqui: Media cannot expect to operate above the law
http://www.thestar.com/opinion/editorialopinion/article/808642--siddiqui-media-cannot-expect-to-operate-above-the-law

Hepburn: U.S. gun lobby brings hardline tactics to Canada
http://www.thestar.com/opinion/editorialopinion/article/808515--hepburn-u-s-gun-lobby-brings-hardline-tactics-to-canada

Congo decision ends Hillier era
http://www.thestar.com/news/canada/article/808636--travers-congo-decision-ends-hillier-era

GLOBE & MAIL -
Despite its deficit, Britain has gone through worse
http://www.theglobeandmail.com/news/opinions/editorials/despite-its-deficit-britain-has-gone-through-worse/article1566843/

NATIONAL POST -
What to tell Karzai --in private
http://www.nationalpost.com/todays-paper/story.html?id=3020952

 Let's get this audit started
http://www.nationalpost.com/todays-paper/story.html?id=3020951

 Why Britain can handle a coalition--and we can't
http://www.nationalpost.com/todays-paper/story.html?id=3020953

 Religion in the public square
http://www.nationalpost.com/todays-paper/story.html?id=3020954

TORONTO SUN -
Criminal pardons are inexcusable
http://www.torontosun.com/comment/editorial/2010/05/12/13927311.html

HAMILTON SPECTATOR -
A jump-start for land talks 

ST. CATHARINES STANDARD -
  Will Canada's leaders please stand up?

NIAGARA FALLS REVIEW -
Results of British vote ring familiar for Canada

K-W RECORD -
Ottawa is holding back information from Canadians

WINDSOR STAR -
Animal cruelty Time to use full extent of law
http://www.windsorstar.com/opinion/editorials/Windsor+Star+editorial+Animal+cruelty/3020442/story.html

THUNDER BAY CHRONICLE JOURNAL -
Harper must explain himself

WINNIPEG FREE PRESS -
Pardon system needs work
http://www.winnipegfreepress.com/opinion/editorials/pardon-system-needs-work-93661834.html

Collaborate on drug deals
http://www.winnipegfreepress.com/opinion/editorials/collaborate-on-drug-deals-93661874.html

Harper driving Canadians to drink
http://www.winnipegfreepress.com/opinion/westview/harper-driving-canadians-to-drink-93661634.html

Offshore drilling review can't be justified
http://www.winnipegfreepress.com/opinion/westview/offshore-drilling-review-cant-be-justified-93661629.html

In Africa, mosquito nets go unused
http://www.winnipegfreepress.com/opinion/westview/in-africa-mosquito-nets-go-unused-93661604.html

SASKATOON STARPHOENIX -
Base pandering short circuits pardon reform
http://www.thestarphoenix.com/opinion/Base+pandering+short+circuits+pardon+reform/3021808/story.html

CALGARY HERALD -
Saving the corporate patient

EDMONTON JOURNAL -
A world of difference in U.K.
http://www.edmontonjournal.com/opinion/editorials/world+difference/3021534/story.html
 
Better name, better rules
http://www.edmontonjournal.com/opinion/editorials/Better+name+better+rules/3021532/story.html

LETHBRIDGE HERALD -
Winters of discontent            
http://www.lethbridgeherald.com/content/view/191012/149/

RED DEER ADVOCATE -
A reasonable compromise

MPs should let Fraser do her job

Britain: A Marriage of Convenience

PRINCE GEORGE CITIZEN -
Fuel for fighting
http://www.princegeorgecitizen.com/article/20100513/PRINCEGEORGE0302/305139997/fuel-for-fighting

VANCOUVER SUN -
Students, teachers see where they rank on priority list

VANCOUVER PROVINCE -
No room for bigots at Coast Mountain
http://www.theprovince.com/opinion/editorials/Editorial+room+bigots+Coast+Mountain/3021344/story.html

VICTORIA TIMES-COLONIST
The injustice in spending cuts

New life for voting reform

A guide to Liberals' grim HST options


ISSUES

CANADIAN FORCES -
Canada's navy cuts coast patrol fleet in half

Cash-strapped navy being cut to bone, analysts say


CANUSA/USACAN -
U.S. environment bill not a factor: Prentice


ECONOMIC AFFAIRS -
CHINA IN BILLION-DOLLAR OIL PATCH MOVE


JUSTICE SYSTEM -
POLICE TO PROBE BMO MORTGAGE FRAUD


POLITICS IN THE PROVINCES -
Williams: Ruling shows Quebec's arrogance

Domestic violence law step closer
http://www.torontosun.com/news/torontoandgta/2010/05/13/13939201.html

Quebec misses deadline to introduce bill responding to court language ruling

Read more: http://www.nationalpost.com/todays-paper/index.html#ixzz0nrEP9KSV
http://www.nationalpost.com/todays-paper/story.html?id=3020914


FEDERAL POLITICS -
Conservative support up slightly and holding: poll
Asked how they would vote if an election were held "tomorrow," 33.6 per cent of those surveyed said they would vote for the Conservatives, compared with 27.1 per cent for the Liberals and 16.9 per cent for the NDP, according to the poll, whose results were released exclusively to CBC News.

O'Malley: EKOS of the Week: Everybody wins!

Taber: Tories climb but poll shows troubling 'tale of two cities'

Talks bog down in detainee feud
http://www.theglobeandmail.com/news/politics/talks-bog-down-in-detainee-feud/article1568144/

MPs rebuff attempts to audit their spending
http://www.thestar.com/news/canada/article/809202--mps-rebuff-attempts-to-audit-their-spending

Clement hints Ottawa driving telecom policy, not CRTC
http://www.theglobeandmail.com/globe-investor/clement-hints-ottawa-driving-telecom-policy-not-crtc/article1567479/

Ethics watchdog clears Raitt of wrongdoing
http://www.thestar.com/news/canada/article/809004--ethics-watchdog-clears-raitt-of-wrongdoing

Deal to protect detainees is flawed, former Liberal defence minister says
http://www.theglobeandmail.com/news/politics/deal-to-protect-detainees-is-flawed-former-liberal-defence-minister-says/article1567062/

Guergis says misunderstanding led to her ouster
http://www.thestar.com/news/canada/article/809156--guergis-says-misunderstanding-led-to-her-ouster

Letter from Helena Guergis
http://www.thestar.com/news/canada/article/809188--letter-from-helena-guergis

Come clean with allegations, Guergis demands
http://www.nationalpost.com/news/story.html?id=3024437

Private eye says PMO's chief of staff got it wrong: The transcript

Investigator calls Liberal Party Prez "getaway driver" for accused fraudster

Liberal chief denies ties to Gillani


No evidence of Guergis wrongdoing: PI


Coalition? Ignatieff ducks



PROGRAMMES -
Ottawa tightens ban on bulk water exports
http://www.thestar.com/news/canada/article/808848--ottawa-tightens-ban-on-bulk-water-exports

Ottawa reviews offshore rules
http://www.theglobeandmail.com/report-on-business/ottawa-reviews-offshore-rules/article1567542/

CBC to study whether its news is biased
http://www.ottawasun.com/news/canada/2010/05/13/13940176.html

Liberal disputes Tory numbers 

Health minister blasts Liberal senators for altering product safety legislation

ECBC boosts Tory employment 


PRESSURE POINTS -
Listen to warnings on homegrown terror 


OPINION AND INFORMATION -
Harper faces Stern words on climate
http://www.theglobeandmail.com/news/world/g8-g20/blog-global-view/harper-faces-stern-words-on-climate/article1567726/

Message to the G8: Put up the money and save the mothers
http://www.theglobeandmail.com/news/opinions/message-to-the-g8-put-up-the-money-and-save-the-mothers/article1566502/

An inversion of law and morality
http://www.nationalpost.com/todays-paper/story.html?id=3020970

Huge anti-abortion rally hails Canada's new foreign-aid stand
http://www.thestar.com/news/canada/article/808856--huge-anti-abortion-rally-hails-canada-s-new-foreign-aid-stand

Pierre Poilievre stars in Tory theatre of the absurd
http://www.theglobeandmail.com/news/politics/ottawa-notebook/pierre-poilievre-stars-in-tory-theatre-of-the-absurd/article1567909/

Flaherty's coalition needs 'more friends'
http://www.theglobeandmail.com/news/politics/ottawa-notebook/flahertys-coalition-needs-more-friends/article1567428/

When lobbyists lie
http://network.nationalpost.com/NP/blogs/fullcomment/archive/2010/05/13/david-akin-when-lobbyists-lie.aspx


INFOS -
JEUDI 13 MAI 2010
Système de santé · Le Québec prend du retard sur les autres provinces

Forage dans l'Arctique · Témoignage de BP Canada sur les mesures de sécurité

Mission en Afghanistan · Les militaires de Valcartier à l'entraînement

Vérificatrice générale · Les députés ne veulent pas que leurs dépenses soient examinées

Santé · Un commissaire condamne le projet de franchise santé

Ottawa · Radio-Canada sous la loupe des conservateurs

Détenus afghans · Les partis ne s'entendent plus sur les documents

Santé · Euthanasie: un débat qui refuse de mourir

Charest promet un code avant l'été
http://www.radio-canada.ca/nouvelles/Politique/2010/05/13/002-charest-code-ethique.shtml

Changements climatiques
Harper rejette les demandes de Ban Ki-moon
http://www.radio-canada.ca/nouvelles/Politique/2010/05/13/001-harper-ban-ki-moon-rejet.shtml

Afghanistan
Une entente imparfaite sur les prisonniers
http://www.radio-canada.ca/nouvelles/International/2010/05/12/009-afghanistan-prisonniers-graham.shtml

Des milliers de manifestants anti-avortement applaudissent Stephen Harper
http://www.ledevoir.com/politique/canada/288892/des-milliers-de-manifestants-anti-avortement-applaudissent-stephen-harper

Helena Guergis interpelle à nouveau Stephen Harper
http://matin.branchez-vous.com/nouvelles/2010/05/guergis_harper_temoignage_snowdy_gillani.html


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Harper must explain himself
http://www.chroniclejournal.com/stories.php?id=264388

The saddest fact of all is that if Guergis is cleared of all but naiveté, Harper would never allow himself to bring her back into the fold. He will argue and obfuscate until the cows come home and never think for a minute that he should explain himself, let alone apologize.
What a man.

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A CHALLENGE - Subject: we changed

Forget about the years and the setting. 

Anything come to mind that you see as fitting the pattern of what was and what is?

And it need not be only a negatives, there have been positive changes as well.

Write doen these two words:

THEN

NOW

and send in your thoughts.

Politics and such gets burdensome at times.  Share in something different for a change.

        Joe.
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From: "Suan H.Booiman"
Subject: we changed

Hi Dad:  You'll love this as much as I did!


HIGH SCHOOL -- 1959 vs. 2009

Scenario  1:
Joe  goes quail hunting before school and then pulls into the school  parking lot with his shotgun in his truck's gun rack.
1959  - Vice Principal comes over, looks at Joe's shotgun, goes to his car and gets his shotgun to show Joe.
2009  - School  goes into lock down, FBI called, Joe hauled off to jail and never sees his truck or gun again. Counselors called in for traumatized students and teachers.. 
Scenario  2:
Johnny and Mark get into a fist fight after school.
1959  - Crowd gathers. Johnny wins.. Johnny and Mark shake hands and end up buddies.
2009  - Police called and SWAT team arrives -- they arrest both Johnny and Mark. They are both charged with assault and both expelled even though Johnny started it.
Scenario  3:
Jeffrey will not be still in class, he disrupts other students.
1959  - Jeffrey sent to the Principal's office and given a good paddling by the  Principal. He then returns to class, sits still and does not disrupt class again..
2009  - Jeffrey is given huge doses of Ritalin. He becomes a zombie. He is then tested for ADD. The school gets extra money from the state because Jeffrey has a disability.
Scenario  4:
Billy breaks a window in his neighbor's car and his Dad gives him a whipping with his belt.
1959  - Billy is more careful next time, grows up normal, goes to college and becomes a successful businessman.
2009  - Billy's dad is arrested for child abuse.. Billy is removed to foster care and joins a gang. The state psychologist is told by Billy's sister that she remembers being abused herself and their dad goes to prison.  Billy's mom has an affair with the psychologist. 
Scenario  5:
Mark gets a headache and takes some aspirin to school.
1959 - Mark  shares his aspirin with the Principal out on the smoking  dock.
2009 - The police are called and Mark is expelled from school for drug violations. His car is then searched for drugs and weapons. 
Scenario  6:
Pedro fails high school English.
1959 - Pedro  goes to summer school, passes English and goes to  college.
2009 - Pedro's cause is taken up by state. Newspaper articles appear nationally explaining that teaching English as a requirement for graduation is racist. ACLU files class action lawsuit against the state school system and Pedro'sEnglish teacher.  English is then banned from  core curriculum. Pedro is given his diploma anyway but ends up mowing lawns for a living because he cannot speak  English. 
  Scenario  7:
Johnny takes apart leftover firecrackers from the Fourth of July, puts them in a model airplane paint bottle and blows up a red ant bed.
1959  - Ants die.
2009 - ATF, Homeland Security and the FBI are all called. Johnny is charged with domestic terrorism. The FBI investigates his parents  -- and all siblings are removed from their home and all computers are confiscated. Johnny's dad is placed on a terror watch list and is never allowed to fly again.
  Scenario  8:
Johnny falls while running during recess and scrapes his knee. He is found crying by his teacher, Mary. Mary hugs him to comfort  him.
1959  - In a short time, Johnny feels better and goes on playing...
2009  - Mary is accused of being a sexual predator and loses her job. She faces 3 years in State Prison.  Johnny undergoes 5 years of therapy.
 
This  should hit every email inbox to show how stupid we have  become!!
AMEN TO THAT  !!!!
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