Friday, April 08, 2011

Daily Digest April 7, 2011


AT ABOUT 3:00A.M. THE COMPUTER FROZE
I SHUT IT DOWN AND STARTED IT AGAIN
WHEN IT HAD GONE THROUGH IT'S 20 MIN.
CYCLE
SIX HOURS OF WORK HAD GONE
So this is all you get to-day on the Digest
thankfully a start toward a more efficient
one came in the mail to-day
Thank you Earl and Arthur.

Cone of silence tightens on Tories. MORE...
Tory majority could alter Bernard Lord's future MORE ...
The Vaderization of Harper.. MORE...
Coalition forces quietly creeping to a deal.. MORE...
The reasons for Harper's paranoia. MORE...
Time to take stock of democracy.. MORE...
A common practice taken too far. MORE...
Bubble trouble: Why not make room for voters?. MORE...
Political access: What is Harper so afraid of?. MORE...
Canadians have more to worry about than Carson. MORE...
It's all about Ignatieff MORE...
Big issues dumbed down. MORE...
Layton sees B.C. as land of promise for the NDP MORE...
The foundation is finally ready to build national child care. MORE...
The opposition hurts itself by defending political subsidies. MORE...
The Canada-U.S. subsidy divide.. MORE...
'It's normal' for Tory ridings to get more federal cash, Larry Smith says
Conservative majority would hustle crime bills into law all at once
Ignatieff, Layton fight for distant second as Harper coasts above 'white noise'
NDP surges, Liberals drop in new Quebec poll
Harper's 'what if?' spending pledges adds new wrinkle to election promises
Carson security cleared by low- to mid-level official: PCO
Harper apologizes for campaign-rally ejections
Turfed teen warns Harper: No photo op
Gurney: Harper does the right thing, in the most damaging way possible
Liberals won't fire candidate for 'disgraceful' remarks on sexual assaults
Reilly says he still thinks not all sexual offenders should be incarcerated
Liberal candidate entitled to his entitlements
Harper, bocce and a blubbering toddler
Harper pledges to double tax-free savings limits –but not till deficit is beat
Tories vow not to roll back provincial health transfers
Time for a Truth in Politics Act
Ignatieff's appeal improving but Harper still leads, poll says
Tories hold 9-point national lead, but support softens in B.C.
Tory majority looks 'elusive': EKOS
Accused Tory fraudster gets plum seat at Harper rally
Canadians don't like coalitions: poll
Carson was 'Harper's guy' on Afghan file
Carson, Facebook controversies could 'chip away' at Conservative Party support, says York prof
Harper job interview re-launched fixer's political career, Carson says in interview
Liberal minority looming larger on election horizon
Keddy sign over the line
Canadians 'sick of our democracy'
Harper Election Campaign May Get Boost From Canada Jobs Report
Conservatives caught between the Rock and a hard place
White-rights candidate a sign of deeper Liberal woes in Quebec
Liberals knew of B.C. candidate's drunk-driving conviction
RCMP admits it overstepped bounds at Tory events
Harper sees dividends in tax-free savings boost
Canadians need not fear replacing Harper: Ignatieff
Ignatieff pledgess new Champlain span
Liberals have 'skeletons in closet,' too: Wallin
B.C. should keep money if HST is scrapped: Layton
Green candidate campaigning outside Tims shop gets heave-ho
Ousted by own party, Tory MPP Sterling might back Liberal
Harper slammed for climate change inaction
Canada adds personnel to NATO mission
Romanow: Canadians need to pay more attention to environmental threats
Health-care spending to hit 19% of GDP: report
Former Guelph Tory MP Bill Winegard backs Valeriote
Brains of liberals, conservatives structured differently: study
Sher-Wood moving rest of hockey-stick manufacturing from Quebec to China 180
Canada's power grid needs $293B infusion: report
Obama cites 'destructive' Canadian oilsands, hints at withholding approval of Keystone pipeline

From: Peggy Merritt
Subject: A harsh commentary
Hi Joe:  I also heard Dief the chief and was mesmerized by his speech. 
That was then this is now and not comparable unfortunately.  Once you reach to top job in any country these days you are the media target even if you fart at the wrong time.  Why do people protest in this country when they live in relative peace and safety?  Have you ever thought that Stephen Harper is the PM and security is a major factor in these public appearances.  With unpredictable behavior in public places these days of course you get over zealous protection.  The issue is rubbish but lets face it the Liberals a very good at accumulated spin. I hope that you will be comfortable with a majority win by the Conservatives.  Thanks  Peggy

From: Robert Ede
Subject: Fwd: Japanese to mass produce cars that run off water!
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LzGU_8uvsZ0

From: "Tommy" 
You are so right! The Chief's responses to 'hecklers' were repeated, enjoyed and appreciated by all who attended his rallies, including the hecklers. People repeated the stories, embellished them and more often than naught, kept them alive as examples for other politicians. Today it is all security and protection against interrupting the prepared speeches. But it was not only the Chief who had excellent one liners. A long time ago, Tommy Douglas and crowd had to find a new venue when the local town council cancelled the use of a hall belonging to the municipality. A farmer invited them to his nearby farm yard where Tommy had to find a 'stage' to get a little elevation. He stepped onto a manure pile and declared that this was the first time he had addressed a crowd standing on the Conservative platform. My father, a staunch Tory repeated it many times. The mutual respect among politicians of all stripes is now sadly, a thing of the past.
 
Tommy Thomas
 
From: Rebecca Gingrich
Subject: They changed their 'minds'???
UPDATE - Canada Changes Position On GMO Wheat
http://www.rense.com/general93/gmo.htm
From Gary Jacobucci
4-7-11
 
Due to intense pressure, the following statement was released today, April 7, 2011, by the National Research Council of Canada:

UPDATE - Thursday, April 7, 2011: The National Research Council of Canada (NRC) issued a statement to clarify that it has no plans to research genetically modified (GM) wheat.

NRC now states: "GM wheat is not an objective of the NRC wheat program. We will be developing a number of tools that will be used to reduce the breeding cycle, increase yield and adapt to climate stresses. GM varieties are not contemplated at this time."

Hmmm...  "GM varieties are not contemplated AT THIS TIME."
 
Hopefully, the pressure can be sustained to keep them from contemplating GM varieties at ANY time.
 
Go Canada!
 
From: Lorimer Rutty
Subject: lost in a time warp
Joe
Having been lost in the idyllic 1960's, you were not aware of the coming 'ME' generation and the
impending decades of 'I want' and I 'need.'
Brainwashed to the tunes of 'self esteem' and ravaged by a sound byte mentality, these egotists
like to disturb; not necessarily to enlighten but to disrupt thereby satisfying the 'me.'

Today's media mocks. It satisfies the superficial and the undisciplined while accentuating the
shallowness of the political situation. The word 'democracy' is thrown around, and bound up in the appropriate
self esteem sound byte.

Given the prevailing 'human element' Canadian politics and its politicians have been ensconced
in a no-win situation.
A peaceful rally is impossible;  a coalition government is like terminal cancer. Character assassination
not political policy makes the front page.

Current figures show that 40% of Canadian eligible votes don't give two hoots and some of the
remainder place an 'X' so that the 'ME' gets done.

Unfortunately, the 1960's are dead and gone and so has Dief the Chief.

Lorimer

From: John Halonen
To: Joe Hueglin <joe.hueglin@bellnet.ca>
Cc: letters@freepress.mb.ca, letters@globeandmail.ca, letters@macleans.ca,
  letters@nationalpost.com, letters@thestar.ca, letters@metronews.ca,
  letters@princegeorgecitizen.com
Joe:
 
Regarding Purchase of Stealth Bomber!
 
It should be quite apparent that the purchase of a stealth bomber is not related to the needs of Canadians.
 
It is only that Stephen Harper is in the hip pocket to US interests that makes this a requirement to the Conservatives.
 
When you have been bought, then you must follow orders.
 
http://cdn-BeforeIDie.blogspot.com
 
John Halonen

From: Tom Brewer
I feel for those who might change their minds! Imagine perhaps taking in
various political events to gain knowledge and get stunned by rejection. It
is hard to believe Harper did not know more about the dude who has a
criminal record working in his office BUT has details on individuals
attending their meetings. DUH!

All I can say if he is re-elected and gets the majority he wants look out!
It would be too late by then BUT voters will dump his butt the next round
for sure as Harper could and will do as he wants. We will learn but pay the
price.

tom

Golly gee whiz - - - Look what I just found  AHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH!!!!!!!!!!!!! Best I get some sleep, eh?

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