Friday, August 26, 2011

Daily Digest August 26, 2011


The DAILY DIGEST: INFORMATION and OPINION from ST. JOHN'S to VICTORIA.
ARCHIVED at http://cdndailydigest.blogspot.com/

OPINION AND INFORMATION

Layton's death shows Canada's hunger for politicians who inspire
Radwanski: All the available information, the numbers and research and chatter, tells us that we care less and less about them.
That we don't trust them. That they are generally considered among the lowest forms of human life. MORE...
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    Government to listen to all Canadians: Harper www.ctv.ca Prime Minister Stephen Harper says his Conservative government will respond to Canadians and to the elected opposition, despite a majority mandate and the absence of any permanent opposition leader in the House of Commons.
The Prime Minister has talked the talk
Over time we'll follow just how he . . .

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From: Peggy Merritt
Subject: Thank you!

Hi Joe:  Thank you for the wonderful note from John Cleese.  It made my day.  As your many serious and passionate writers seem so pessimistic about Canada's role in world affairs it is great to stand back and have some fun once in awhile!  Peggy Merritt

Indeed it is!
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From: Robert Ede
Subject: Silver-Powers -re counterintuitive alternative to NDP LIB merger
To: "globe &mail letters" <letters@globeandmail.ca>

Dear Sir & Editors,
 
You seem a fine and generous sort - your writing is not pushy or absolute - Thanks.
 
BUT
 
The NDP already WAS the New Party - the CCF, UAF and all the rest of the communitarian, fabian, menshevicks teamed up with the CLC Unions to form a "New Party" in 1961
 
A better counter-intuitivity would be for the Lib & NDP to merge with the Greens.
 
Robert Ede,

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Subject: Fwd: The covert corporate war against America
From: Rene Moreau <rene.a.moreau@gmail.com>
To: "Rita Celli, CBC" <ritacelli@cbc.ca>

   In trying to figure out why government and the people, and the media are letting this happen, consider this, again!

   'CREATE A CRISIS, THEN SOLVE IT!

   How to do this? Let ' Corporations Rule the World', as in David Korten's book of the same name, then, when people realize the sheer stupidity of such a move, considering that they have human rights and privileges, BUT NO RESPONSIBILITIES, AND CAN'T BE CHARGED WITH TREASON, NOT HAVING CITIZENSHIP, AT ALL, then solve the problem with a 'strong man' who will of course be 'Incorporated'. (Hitler ll incorporated, or Big Brother incorporated.)

   To get cooperation from the politicians, tell them government no longer works and needs to be replaced, of course, they were the ones that undermined  government, around the world, media-wise, to prove that government is corrupt, dumb, inefficient, spend-thrift, etc. Then promise them a comfortable life in the 'New World Order', if
they just stay out of the way!

   Neat, eh?

Rene Moreau (416-489-8347)

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From: Brasscheck TV <news@brasschecktv.com>
Date: Fri, Aug 26, 2011 at 5:15 AM
Subject: The covert corporate war against America

Rene
Corporations have armies.
In comparison, citizens have pea shooters.

How corporate thugs coordinate behind the
scenes to write laws that rip off the public.

It is VERY big business.
Video: http://www.brasschecktv.com/page/4761.html

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Subject: Fw: New Finance Canada document notification
From: Robert Ede

------Original Message------
>From: FinanceCanadaAlert_AlerteFinancesCanada@smtp.fin.gc.ca
>Subject: New Finance Canada document notification
>Sent: Aug 26, 2011 11:33 AM
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>The following Fiscal Monitor has just been posted on the Finance Canada Site.
>>The Fiscal Monitor - June 2011
> http://www.fin.gc.ca/fiscmon-revfin/2011-06-eng.asp
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>La revue financière - juin 2011
> http://www.fin.gc.ca/fiscmon-revfin/2011-06-fra.asp

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Subject: Executive Dissertations: Just What Jack Layton Would Have Wanted
From: Rory Koopmans
http://rjkoopmans.blogspot.com/2011/08/just-what-jack-layton-would-have-wanted.html


Just What Jack Layton Would Have Wanted

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Rory J. Koopmans, B. Admin.
15902-100A Avenue NW
Edmonton, Alberta T5P 0L8
483-9415/roryjkoopmans@hotmail.com

August XXIIIrd, MMXI

Hon. David J. Hancock, QC, MLA
Minister of Education,
Progressive Conservative, Edmonton-Whitemud

Dear David:

Students who study Parliamentary democracy need to be aware of just how valuable theCanadian Senate & our Senators are. They act as an appointed chamber of sober second thought. Members of Parliament have to work with & compromise with Senators. Bills have to pass through both Houses of Parliament three times, as well as Senate & MP's committees & sub-committees. This is where bargains & compromises are then struck. This most certainly makes IV better & more responsive government IV the Dominion of Canada as a whole. Plus all sides, both left & right & those in the centre get a little bit of what they want passed. This of course leads to much better democracy & then future parliamentary leaders that come from those who are students now can learn fronm their predeccessors to make life better IV all.

In Sympathy With Olivia-Chow Layton & Family,

Rory

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From: Mahmood Elahi
To: "Angela Bischoff-OCAA" <angela@cleanairalliance.org>
Subject: Fukushima shows nuclear energy is a threat to economy and environment

The Editor
The Toronto Star
 
Copy to: Ms Angela Bischoff, Outreach Director, Ontario Clean Air Alliance (OCAA), Toronto.
               Prof. Michal Moore, School of Public Policy, University of Calgary.
 
Fukushima shows nuclear energy is a threat to economy and environment
 
Re "In for the long haul with nuclear," by Michal Moore (Aug. 26).
 
It is strange that even after the Fukushima nuclear disaster, Michal Moore has come out with a contrived justification for nuclear power. The Fukushima nuclear disaster again highlighted the danger inherent in nuclear power. With thousands displaced by the meltdown and radioactive contamination spreading all over Japan, most Japanese have turned against from once touted "safe" nuclear energy. The nuclear catastrophe has caused enormous damage to the Japanese economy. The catastrophe has also shaken the world's confidence in nuclear power. Even Germany's right-wing government of Chancellor Angela Merkel, who earlier wanted to build more nuclear reactors, has announced that Germany will phase out its nuclear plants. Denmark and Switzerland have also announced that they will close down their nuclear stations.
 
Before Fukushima, nuclear power was aggressively promoted as the silver bullet to fight the global warming. Nuclear energy was misleadingly promoted as a "clean" source of power. After Fukushima, those claims sound hollow. Here are five main reasons to reject the nuclear propaganda:
 
1. Nuclear produces greenhouse gases: The nuclear industry is extremely carbon intensive, using fossil fuels from mining, refining, enriching to transportation of nuclear raw material, uranium. What do you think those thousands of earthmving machines and trucks involved in mining and transporting uranium are burning in their engines? The most potent of greenhouse gases -- the banned ozone-depleting CFCs -- continue to be released through uranium enrichment.
2. Nuclear reactors release cancer-causing radioactive particles: Nuclear power stations regularly release low-level radioactive particles to the biosphere and these particles accumulate in the foodchains long after the nuclear power plants are shut down. Uranium mining also leaves behind thousands of tons of rodon-generating tailings which are highly carcinogenic. The accident at Fukushima has released high-level radioactive particles that are an immediate health hazard and its low-level radioactive particles have been causing unseen damages for years.
3. Nuclear power can lead to weapon proliferation: A 1,000 megawatt nuclear power station produces 500 pounds of plutonium. Only 10 pounds of plutonium is required to make an atomic bomb. CANDU reactors supplied by Canada played a part in nuclear proliferation in India and Pakistan.
4. Nuclear reactors produce highly radioactive nuclear wastes: All nuclear power stations produce highly radioactive wastes which have a half-life of thousands of years. Given such a vast period, the idea of storing them deep underground, as proposed by the nuclear industry, is preposterous as these toxic wastes are likely to contaminate ground water and eventually surface water.
5. Nuclear energy is extremely capital-intensive: Construction of a single nuclear power station costs billions of dollars. Without massive taxpayer subsidies, no private company will build a nuclear power station. In France, the imposition of nuclear power on a gargantuan scale has brought massive economic problems. Forced to raise cash for the expensive nuclear program, its state-owned power company Electricite de France has been driven into enormous debt. Today, it owes $200 billion and is among the biggest debtors in the world.
 
Renewable sources of power such as wind, solar and hydro are far less threatening than nuclear power. They are also not as expensive as nuclear power which needs enormous subsidies to begin with.
 
MAHMOOD ELAHI

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From: Rebecca Gingrich
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Subject: free speech in Canada?  Privacy in Canada?  Talk about a police state--that is Canada?

Police chiefs want access to electronic communications
WINDSOR, ONT. Canadian police chiefs are calling on Ottawa to change the law to allow police to get occasional access to text messages, cellphone calls, emails and BlackBerry pings.

The request was part of a resolution passed at the Canadian Association of Chiefs of Police annual conference that wrapped Wednesday.
The chiefs say Canada lags behind other G8 countries on the issue.
http://www.thespec.com/news/canada/article/583851--police-chiefs-want-access-to-electronic-communications

http://www.vancouverobserver.com/world/canada/2011/08/24/canadian-police-want-access-internet-exchanges-including-text-messages
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Subject: The Bloody Aftermath of NATO's Libya War ...Talk of protracted civil war, genocide, violent retaliation, plundering and deepening chaos is well underway as the bodies of Libyans continue to pile up....

The Bloody Aftermath of NATO's Libya War
Written by Alex Newman   
Friday, 26 August 2011 10:23
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If captured alive, Gaddafi and his main minions will almost certainly face war crimes trials at the International Criminal Court ­ thereby further legitimizing the institution. But similar crimes by NATO and its proxies on the ground will almost certainly go unpunished, creating an atmosphere of impunity that could contribute to further atrocities....
[read full article at link below]
http://thenewamerican.com/world-mainmenu-26/africa-mainmenu-27/8761-the-bloody-aftermath-of-natos-libya-war

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Subject: We have been fed lies throughout this whole genocide--do people still believe the garbage they are forced to swallow?

Lies Unmasked As UK Admits Boots On The Ground
Britain's SAS Leads Hunt For Gaddafi
 
The SAS soldiers, who have been dressed in Arab civilian clothes and carrying the same weapons as the rebels, have been ordered to switch their focus to the search for Gaddafi. http://www.informationclearinghouse.info/article28938.htm

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Subject:  R2P is now Right 2 Plunder...Libya's central bank, now about to be privatized, has no less than 143.8 tons of gold....

R2P is now Right 2 Plunder
By Pepe Escobar
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As for the Western "winners" in Libya, they are not even playing smoke and mirrors anymore. Richard Haass, president of that Gotha of the US establishment that is the Council on Foreign Relations, wrote a Financial Times op-ed blatantly stating, "The 'humanitarian' intervention introduced to save lives believed to be threatened was in fact a political intervention introduced to bring about regime change." ...

It's now common knowledge that British SAS, French intelligence, US Central Intelligence Agency assets, Qatar special forces and mercenaries of all stripes were parachuted as boots on the ground for months, planning and training the "rebels" and in close coordination with that philanthropic prodigy, NATO.

That was never the UN mandate - but who cares? NATO/GCC paid the bills, NATO conducted the bombing and NATO/GCC will "stabilize" the mess, according to a 70-page plan leaked by the British to Rupert Murdoch's Times of London. ...
It's now also common knowledge that the juicy reconstruction of everything NATO bombed will profit - who else - the "winners"; NATO/GCC nations (see Disaster Capitalism swoops over Libya Asia Times Online, August 25). TNC leader Mustafa Abdel Jail has confirmed it once again in Benghazi.

Expect local - and global - fireworks as far as grabbing the loot is concerned. Without even considering the (still unexplored) oil and gas wealth, Libya's foreign assets are worth at least $150 billion. Libya's central bank, now about to be privatized, has no less than 143.8 tons of gold...(emphasis added)
http://www.atimes.com/atimes/Middle_East/MH27Ak03.html

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