Wednesday, August 31, 2011

Daily Digest August 31, 2011


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

OPINION AND INFORMATION

Public grief over Layton puts NDP even with Tories in poll
A new poll suggests Jack Layton's untimely death has triggered another orange wave across the country.
  MORE...
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    UN shelves Libya military observer plan
  1.          Libya's TNC rejects UN troop plans
  2. Gadhafi's son offers to surrender, rebels say
  3.          Amnesty: Libya's rebels must end revenge attacks against blacks
  4. 'NATO hijacking Arab Spring'
  5.         WHEN THE RICH AND THE POWERFUL OVERPLAY THEIR HAND http://blog.jameslaxer.com/2011/08/when-rich-and-powerful-overplay-their.html?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+JamesLaxer+%28James+Laxer%29
  6. Monsanto asks US to approve new soybean it says produces oil with less …
  7. UK, France deploy ground troops to Libya http://www.presstv.ir/detail/196546.html
  8.         How al-Qaeda got to rule in Tripoli http://www.eutimes.net/2011/08/how-al-qaeda-got-to-rule-in-tripoli/
  9. At Least 12 People Involved In Mexico Casino Arson Attack
  10.          Advances Made In Large-Scale Kelp Farming For Energy Shows Promise
  11. Israel Collapsing From Within – OpEd
  12.          America And The Caliphate: Past And Present – Analysis
  13. Key To Christian-Muslim Rapprochement In US – OpEd
  14.          Iran: Sunnis Demand Right To Hold Prayers
  15. US Treasury Targets Additional Syrian Government Officials For Sanctions
  16.          India: Do Forces Know Their Brief In The Naxal Heartland? – Analysis
  17. Six MS-13 Gang Members Convicted Of Racketeering Charges
  18.          Burma: Prisons Act Reform Proposal Rejected By Home Minister
  19. Troubled North To Dominate UN Meeting On Kosovo
  20.          Eurozone Special Meeting: Time To Pull Together To Defy Crisis
  21. Serbia Calls For End To EU 'Blackmail' On Kosovo
  22.          Ralph Nader: Sun And Sanity – OpEd
  23. The End Of Loser Liberalism – OpEd
  24.          An Emerging Threat: Al-Qaeda In The Sinai Peninsula – Analysis
  25. BP And Reliance Commence Strategic Alliance For India
  26.          Rosneft And ExxonMobil To Jointly Develop Arctic And Black Sea Resources
  27. Flawed Alabama Immigration Law – OpEd
  28.          Patrick Buchanan: A Conspiracy Of Counterfeiters – OpEd
  29. CIA Censors 9/11 Book
  30.          Panic Nation – OpEd
  31. MSNBC Outdoes New York Times – OpEd
  32.          U.S. State Department Concerned Over New Wikileaks Dump
  33. Muslims Around Globe Celebrate Eid al-Fitr
  34.          Depleted Uranium in Libya Will Kill, Not Protect
  35. Security to ramp up nationwide in preparation for 10-year anniversary of Sept. 11 attacks
  36.          AT&T, T-Mobile pledge to bring 5,000 wireless call center jobs back to US
  37. Obama Creates World's First Superstate With US-Canada Merger
  38.          Canada Forced to Remove U.S. & Israel from Torture Watchlist
  39. French Leader Rushes To China, Blames US For Libyan Child Slaves
  40.          Research Shows Rich Getting Richer Makes Poor Poorer
  41. We don't need any grounds. We're the United States." http://www.brasschecktv.com/page/847.html
  42.         New Palestinian strategy document will make it difficult for U.S. to oppose UN vote: http://bit.ly/qO8J6 r
  43. In Libya, a Bloodbath Looms http://consortiumnews.com/2011/08/31/in-libya-a-bloodbath-looms/
  44.         U.S. Tactics in Libya May Be a Model for Other Efforts:          http://www.nytimes.com/2011/08/29/world/africa/29diplo.html?_r=1

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From: Rene Moreau

To Joe;
From Rene Moreau (416-489-8347)
To whom it may concern.
August 31, 2011
re; Canada's and the 'developed' nations part in the Libyan conflict.(doing the banks bidding, perhaps?)
   This might be one of those cases where it is best to ignore all the posturing and proclamations, and WATCH, REALLY WATCH, the next stage!  Watch for what happens to their central bank, which wouldn't allow privatization by the BIG private banks, and was , to big guys, non-compliant. Then watch the Libyan Investment Authority, which , as in the rest of the world, is corporate-run, but claiming to be a part of government, although they aren't. They will of course, change the name of the Libyan Investment Authority, but there are ways to find out to what.
   If enough people care to watch, everything comes out, eventually.
   THEN, we try to make sure the bankers don't get to do their scam again.

                                                       Rene Moreau (416-489-8347)

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From: "John D. Wilson"
Subject: WITH ENEMIES LIKE THIS, WHO NEEDS FRIENDS?

Joe,

Politicians and their fellow travelers are indeed peculiar animals. Take for example the aftermath of the death of Jack Layton.
For years now the Socialists have obsessed about Stephen Harper's 'hidden agenda' ; turning Canada into a right wing police state. They, on the other hand, claim to believe in a perfect classless society. But, when Harper, either in a magnanimous or Machiavellian gesture, opened the door for a State funeral, they walked right in.
Throughout the following week the NDP turned an untimely death into a ghoulish circus, dragging a dead body back an forth between Toronto and Ottawa. In the process the country were witness to a political party that claims to represent the proletariat blatantly promoting a cult of personality. There hasn't been anything like it since the death of the sainted Pierre Trudeau.
Being the dog days of summer, much of the press played along with an easy story, writing such ridiculous headlines as "Canada's Dianna". Tommy Douglas must be turning in his grave!
Did the NDP ever for a moment consider the consequences for future leaders of such ego aggrandizement? Had not the Liberals set the example whereby leaders will always be compared to a mythological being?
The Conservatives, and perhaps the Liberals when they're not dreaming of mergers, must be musing; "With enemies like this, who needs friends!"
Is it any wonder that Canadian voters are cynical about politics and politicians.

John Wilson

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From: Dan Kahraman
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Subject: 'Tahrir-style occupation planned in US'
http://www.presstv.ir/detail/196561.html
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Subject: signs of the quiet coup? Petraeus to officially retire to take CIA job

"Some were stunned that a decorated military career was ending prematurely. Petraeus is only 58."
http://www.cnn.com/2011/US/08/31/petraeus.departure/index.html?hpt=hp_t1
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Subject: 6 Strange Anomalies With The Virginia Earthquake

Earthquake or nuclear detonation? Benjamin Fulford is also making claims that it was nuclear detonation (deliberate destruction of underground cities of the ruling elite)

6 Strange Anomalies With The Virginia Earthquake
http://www.activistpost.com/2011/08/6-strange-anomalies-with-virginia.html

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From: Henry Atkinson <henry.atkinson@sympatico.ca>
Subject: Fwd: Corrupting journalists | Columnists | Opinion | Ottawa Sun
http://www.ottawasun.com/2011/08/27/corrupting-journalists


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From: "Sandra Finley"

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From: "John D. Wilson"
Subject: WITH ENEMIES LIKE THIS, WHO NEEDS FRIENDS?

Joe,

Politicians and their fellow travelers are indeed peculiar animals. Take for example the aftermath of the death of Jack Layton.
For years now the Socialists have obsessed about Stephen Harper's 'hidden agenda' ; turning Canada into a right wing police state. They, on the other hand, claim to believe in a perfect classless society. But, when Harper, either in a magnanimous or Machiavellian gesture, opened the door for a State funeral, they walked right in.
Throughout the following week the NDP turned an untimely death into a ghoulish circus, dragging a dead body back an forth between Toronto and Ottawa. In the process the country were witness to a political party that claims to represent the proletariat blatantly promoting a cult of personality. There hasn't been anything like it since the death of the sainted Pierre Trudeau.
Being the dog days of summer, much of the press played along with an easy story, writing such ridiculous headlines as "Canada's Dianna". Tommy Douglas must be turning in his grave!
Did the NDP ever for a moment consider the consequences for future leaders of such ego aggrandizement? Had not the Liberals set the example whereby leaders will always be compared to a mythological being?
The Conservatives, and perhaps the Liberals when they're not dreaming of mergers, must be musing; "With enemies like this, who needs friends!"
Is it any wonder that Canadian voters are cynical about politics and politicians.

John Wilson

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From: John Duddy
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Subject: George W. Bush: Canada Must Bar Entry or Arrest and Ensure Prosecution for Torture
Cc: Joe Hueglin <joe.hueglin@bellnet.ca>, emay@magma.ca, Bob Rae <info@email.liberal.ca>, "Lee - M.P.Richardson" <richardson.L@parl.gc.ca>,  David Swann <david.swann@assembly.ab.ca>
To: pm@pm.gc.ca

http://globalresearch.ca/index.php?context=va&aid=26299

Prime Minister, please enforce Canadian law.

John Duddy.
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Subject: 9/11: The Myth and The Reality | Global Research TV
 
Dear Prime Minister.
 
Please add this to the material I sent over the years.
 
http://tv.globalresearch.ca/2011/08/911-myth-and-reality
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Subject: Truth??

9/11 Truthers to Converge Upon New York City for Tenth Anniversary
Friday, September 9 through Sunday, September 11, 2011, thousands of 9/11 truthers will descend on New York City, seeking answers to questions that six of the 9/11 commissioners have themselves raised.
For additional information, please visit http://www.groundzero2011.com or contact Danny Panzella, We Are Change NYC, (917) 608-8294, danny@truthsquad.tv
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Subject: 9/11: Video of Missile Hitting Pentagon Leaked | Veterans Today 
 
Dear Prime Minister, I have been sending you and my MP, Lee Richardson lots of material, DVDs and documents.
I started sending you this information while you were Leader of the Opposition.
Lee Richardson had a growing file of documents in his office in Calgary, the last time I visited.
 
Please look at this link from US Veterans Today.  This is a matter that needs to be investigated by experts.
 
Please put RCMP and CSIS on the case.  You need to show me and all Canadians that (1) Veterans Today is publishing false reports.
 
Or (2) Canada has been fighting wars based on a massive fraud. 
 
John Duddy.
  http://www.veteranstoday.com/2011/08/29/911-video-of-missile-hitting-pentagon-leaked/

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From: "Eduard Hiebert"
Subject: WikiLeaks cables expose (US,Britain, France and Italy)'s close ties to Gaddafi

Hi Joe,
 
Another piece of information to complement your listing of information regarding “Nato” re: Lybia/Gaddafi
 
The fact that Canada’s role via Harper is not mentioned here, does that exonerate him?
 
Eduard
 
http://www.buzzflash.net/story.php?id=1785763
 


WikiLeaks cables expose Washington’s close ties to Gaddafi

palestinefreevoice.blogspot.com/2011/08/wikileaks-cables-exp...
sent by helptheimmoral since 1 day 2 hours 29 minutes, published about 20 hours 17 minutes
The cables underscore the hypocrisy of the US and its allies in Britain, France and Italy, who have championed “regime change” in the name of protecting Libyan civilians and promoting “democracy.” Those like Obama, Sarkozy, Cameron and Berlusconi who have branded Gaddafi a criminal to be hunted down and murdered were all his accomplices. All of them collaborated with, armed and supported the Gaddafi regime, as US and European corporations reaped vast profits from Libya’s oil wealth.
tags: gaddafi, nato hypocrisy

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Subject: Re: Daily Digest August 29, 2011
From: Brent Cameron

Dear Joe,
 
Through you to the denizens of the Daily Digest.
 
I realize that even before my fingers hit the keyboard, there are going to be a number of people who will wish to eviscerate me for what I am about to say.
 
As good as Jack Layton may have been - or was perceived as being - the media spectacle and collective tugging of the nation's forelock has been excessive. The veneration of "Le Bon Jack" eclipses that of his late predecessor Tommy Douglas, who, as Premier of Saskatchewan and Father of Medicare, actually had a legacy that went beyond saying something pithy at the right time.
 
There have been a number of Leaders of the Opposition who were Premiers - Robert Stanfield, to name one. They actually led governments and affected public policy. They left a lasting impact that was tangible, but, alas, no hearts and flowers for them.
 
Even Pierre Elliott Trudeau did not get the kind of sendoff we just honoured Jack with. While PET is by no means my favourite PM, surely one could argue that his contribution to Canada - misplaced as it often was - was head and shoulders above Layton.
 
Yes, Harper gave the man a state funeral. Clearly, he saw the movie "The Queen", where Her Majesty got savaged for not according the late Princess Diana the kind of funeral honours that she, as a Monarch, would never have received. Harper knew if he did not pay lip-service to this NDP rally/funeral, then people would start to call him a dirty so-and-so. One wonders if Brian Topp and Co. were hoping for this, and the PM merely called their bluff?
 
Personally, I find it creepy that a husband, a father and grandfather would spend his last moments on Earth focused more on voters in Toronto and Montreal than on his own family. I mean, I like all of you here, but if I had weeks to live, and only a brief time to sort out my affairs, I would be thinking of my wife and my two children - not what final post I was going to send to my friend, Mr. Hugelin, for your edification.
 
In the end, I am sorry to say, it will be all for nought. The NDP will select a new leader, who will try to divine Jack Layton's ghost, like some Presidential candidate in a Latin American country who dons the blood stained white shirt of his assassinated predecessor in order to whip the troops into a froth. That will last for a bit, but it will fade.
 
In a couple of weeks, we will be coming up on the 10th anniversary of 9/11 - an event that, for better or worse, has changed the world. It was the worst terrorist attack on US soil, precipitated two still ongoing wars and major loss of life, as well as a vein of paranoia in the American psyche not seen since the McCarthyism of the 1950's.
 
Yet...hardly a mention of the anniversary in the popular press.
 
If society is so fickle as to forget something as major and traumatic an event as 9/11 a decade out, then what of the memory of a man who gave flowery prose and little else come the next election in 3 1/2 years. Alas, only a handful of party stalwarts wearing orange t-shirts with a rendering of Jack Layton made to resemble Che Guevara.
 
...viva la revoluccion!
 
Cheers,
Brent Cameron
Godfrey, Ontario

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From: The Natroses
Subject: Re: Daily Digest August 29, 2011

Perhaps Joe, the use of NATO armed forces and their resources, throw in the political interests are just playing their role, for the financial stakeholders and all aspects of the global financial system. Why not have a war in Libya, it certainly will help the hedgers and the bettors in the future market to keep the price of oil on an upward trend for some time to come, besides other commodities. Why not, at a time, when Europe's citizens, the average 'joes' are dealing with their own personal financial crisis, and are far too busy trying to keep what they have?  After all, the average 'joe' citizens no matter what part of the world, are enslaved and bonded by the global financial system, where governments are telling citizens cuts have to be made to services, if not that citizens must put more down on their debt, even if it means severe cuts to basic living needs such as food, which was noted on the morning news, and the rich get richer by ensuring everyone below them have limited choices. For the citizens in Libya, they are just happy to be able to get on with the business of repairing their lives, even though basics have gone through the roof. Of course, that suits the major profiteers to a 't', since they can play hero making even more money off the backs of the citizens of Libya, and for that matter the rest of the world. If anything goes wrong, the people are blamed, that it is their fault, while the power and economic brokers are tipping their champagne glasses, rewarding each other with more money for all their hard work.
 
Some will say, here I go again talking nonsense. Is it nonsense, where the well-to-do, the wealthy is the only true minority?  " The wealthy are a true minority in the world and are often criticized and ridiculed for their success in spite of the fact that everyone, given the choice, would rather try it rich than continue being poor." But before you think he is really referring to those hard working, nose to the grindstone rich, he closes his piece by discussing inherited wealth — something that takes no more effort than the fortune to be born into the right family.  "I don't know where it originated, but the cliché 'the poor get poorer and the rich get richer' has been in use for some time, implying that the poor will never rise out of poverty. Is this true? Why do people stay mired in poverty while others can pass on generational wealth?"

Read more: http://www.care2.com/causes/armstrong-williams-wealthy-are-a-true-minority.html#ixzz1WW87AiNC
 
Or the other side, where the average 'joes' vote against their own best interests, in the hope of receiving a few crumbs from those above them. " The Economist takes a look at how often, despite knowing that it would hurt their own prosperity, those who are on a lower rung of the economic ladder will find themselves supporting fiscal policies that will greatly benefit the rich simply to be sure that those who are struggling even more economically don't "gain on them."  It's a fascinating look at how one swatch of society will vote against their own best interests just to make sure that someone worse off won't potentially "beat them."

Read more: http://www.care2.com/causes/are-the-poor-the-ones-standing-in-the-way-of-tax-increases-on-the-rich.html#ixzz1WW978xdg

Or the very latest coming from the far right, that social problems is caused by the lack of moral fiber according to income. The poorer one is,  the higher the depravity quotient. "
It is simply a fact that our social problems are increasingly connected to the depravity of the poor. If an American works hard, completes their education, gets married, and stays married, then they will rarely — very rarely — be poor. At the same time, poverty is the handmaiden of illegitimacy, divorce, ignorance, and addiction. As we have poured money into welfare, we've done nothing to address the behaviors that lead to poverty while doing all we can to make that poverty more comfortable and sustainable."

Read more: http://www.care2.com/causes/conservative-columnist-social-problems-are-caused-by-depravity-of-the-poor.html#ixzz1WWASlQSk
 
Soon, in the not so distant future, the Libya people will undergo the same changes as the Afghan people, accepting far less, working twice as hard, and getting nowhere, which is the same treadmill that other citizens of the world is on. Going nowhere too fast, and always opening up their wallets for causes such as famine, storm damage, disease, and other such causes that our governments, the global financiers, and big corporate guys can't be bother with. By the way, the little that they do give, are the crumbs that are thrown down onto the affected citizens. After all, there is a short-term gain of the image of hero and pays dividends where the average citizen will support them, even though it may go against their personal best interests.
 
That said, the first video is from Real News, titled  Secret Exemptions Allowed Speculators to Distort Futures Markets
http://therealnews.com/t2/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=31&Itemid=74&jumival=7174
 
The second video is called, Perpetual Debt: Bank of Canada & why we should use it instead of wall st.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mUjBLLzYPGg&feature=youtu.be
 
The third is an article from the blog called, Trapped In a Whirlpool. "No Wonder Harper Wants Us Kept In The Dark On CETA" 
http://trappedinawhirlpool.blogspot.com/2011/08/no-wonder-harper-wants-us-kept-in-dark.html
 
And the fourth is my personal opinion on the Muskrat Falls Hydro project, where a politician just stated on the talk show in response to a question from one of the listeners. The question since 4 billion has been paid down unto the debt, how can it be justify to add more to debt, where NL will have that much more debt to pay off. The minister's response was no it will not be added to the debt, because Muskrat Falls is an asset, much like a mortgage on a house. More importantly, the hydro generated will be the revenues that will pay off the debt. Of course he omitted the fact that NL hydro rates will go up by 50%, while hydro sent out of the province the rates will be much cheaper. Guess who is paying for the hydro project, the citizens of NL, while the big players racked in the big profits. And let us not forget, the constant mantra that comes from the government and the major players, that there will be future increases in hydro use, due to economic development. How can that happen in rural NL, when the fish plants are closing down, down to one paper mill, and who on earth is willing to come to NL to invest, when hydro would be more expensive among other things, besides cuts to services and increasing centralization of services. Pretty soon, the only government officials being seen in rural NL, are the enforcers of the many rules and regulations, collecting the fines to fattened the pots of revenues of government, and their collective wallets. The minister's answer was another constant mantra, if NL does not do something now, the citizens can look forward to power outages, and brown-outs.
 
It is beginning to sound more like the reasons why NATO needed to invade Libya, in the same way as in Afghanistan, as in the same way as needed to have the Muskrat Falls hydro project, but in different contexts. And who is paying the price, of course the average 'joes'.  And then the power brokers have the gall to state the average 'joes' have a depravity problem, less moral standards, less of everything, but it really takes the cake to claimed that the wealth is the only minority in the world, because after all they do all this hard work (note not one of them would know what is a hard work), and citizens lack the brains to accept the crumbs with grateful thanks.
 
Or maybe in the next video, if there is any truth in it, perhaps the normal 'joes' fear to lose what they do have, considering the fate of Gaddafi and his attempt to give the wealth back to his citizens. Perhaps his enemies were Big Oil and global financiers.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RA08LPxZOcg&feature=related

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From: Robert Ede
Subject: What punishment for (this) errant Steward of the Crown's Treasury
To:lmartin@globeandmail.com, Rt Hon Stephen Harper <pm@pm.gc.ca>, Privy Council Office <info@pco-bcp.gc.ca>, info@gg.gc.ca



Mr Martin & Ed,

Thanks for Gazebos and the governing morality

 The Auditor General's report comes after the Horse has left the barn.
This is why the office of Comptroller General was needed - to approve (political) spending before the fact.
 
This is also why the Privy Council's (part of Executive Power, accountable to GG, not PM) Treasury Board original as-written BNA purpose is to actually authorize expenditures proposed by the Legislative Power.
 
What punishment?
The Historic Key
to the dis-organization of administration that led to this (any so many other) scandal - Order In Council  P.C. 1940-1121 attached. A temporary & emergency "secondment' of the Clerk of the Privy Council & his Office for wartime needs.
 
Recall how, immediately prior to the recent election call the minority gov't was brought to committee to answer questions, and after their lack of transparency censured/impeached by the House of Commons members?
 
As a majority (even-number membered cttee's are stacked 8-6 w gov't members) this will not ever happen.
 
AFTER the fact scrutiny will never stop all-political spending!
 
That's why an unelected Upper House and an appointed-for-Life Privy Council were devised as superior, supervisory vetting bodies to nip "I gotta get re-elected at all costs" human zeal.
 
Current Recommendation:
What's needed is a Truth and Reconciliation-style set of hearings - Ask Tony Clement what he knows and when he knew it, who told him to do what and why he did it. If he tells the truth, he loses his Privy Council status and can sit as an unelected MP til next-approved at a general election. If he omits or denies or obfuscates (or just plain 'skates') in his voluntary testimony and in answering questions and then if subsequent testimony (absolutely) proves that he withheld truth or lied ... he is dismissed immediately and loses his pension

 
Robert Ede,

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From: Mahmood Elahi
To: <tim.hudakco@pc.ola.org>
Subject: Hudak should see why booming China raising taxes

The Editor
The Toronto Star
 
Copy to: Hon. Tim Hudak MPP, Ontario PC Leader.
 
Hudak should see why booming China raising taxes
 
Re Letter: "Hudak's tax cut plan a fairy tale," by Paul Kahner (Aug. 29).
 
Recently, I returned from a month-long visit to Shanghai, Beijing and other cities of China. It has been a rewarding experience to see a vast country on the march. With its Maglev (magnetically-gravitated) trains running at a breakneck speed of 430 kilometres per hour, Shanghai look like a city of the future. China's highways and expressways are filled with late-model cars and China has already overtaken the United States as the world's largest market for cars. While the United States, Canada and other Western countries slowly recover from the recession, China is growing at an amazing rate of 9.5 per cent. As Financial Times columnist Martin Wolf noted: "The West's reputation for financial and economic competence is in tatters, while that of China has soared."
 
I witnessed China's industrial might while visting Shanghai's huge container port -- the world's largest. As far as the eye can see ships of all sizes were loading and unloading containers (mostly loading). It was an intimidating demonstration of China's industrial clout. China has already surpassed the U.S. as the world's greatest trading nation. In fact, China is bankrolling America's trillion-dollar budget deficit.
 
Interestingly, while bankrupt U.S. is cutting taxes, China has raised corporate taxes. As of Dec.1, 2010, it began to charge foreign firms higher taxes to help finance local city maintenance, construction and schools. Earlier, the government put into place an array of policies, including hefty tax breaks, to attract foreign investment and foreign firms were charged 15 per cent, while domestic businesses paid 33 per cent. Now both will pay the higher rate. Depite tax hikes, foreign firms say they would invest more in China.
 
"At any rate, we cannot resist the temptation of China, because it is such a strong economy with relatively cheaper labour costs and huge markets, while few other countries have such advantages," said Takeshi Uragami, general manager of Japan's Panasonic Corporation. Uragami said in 2011, his company plans to conduct part of its product design in China.
 
Booming China shows that the United States, facing financial bankruptcy, should raise taxes on the rich to rein in deficit without undermining its crumbling public services. As for Ontario, PC leader Tim Hudak, who wants to cut taxes if elected as premier, should also realize that with a growing budget deficit and debt, this is not the time to cut taxes. He should look to booming China, not bankrupt U.S., for inspiration.
 
MAHMOOD ELAHI

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From: Dan Kahraman
Subject: Problems with Monsanto Corn
http://money.cnn.com/video/markets/2011/08/29/mkts_midday_monsanto.cnnmoney/?source=cnn_bin&hpt=hp_bn3
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Extracted from a longer post available upon request jfh
You owe it to yourself and your Kaminski reader-constituency to review these three videos at www.captainsherlock.com under the 911 Resolution Trilogy icon in the lower right corner of the website:

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Subject: Fw: QUARTERLY FINANCIAL REPORT /  RAPPORT FINANCIER TRIMESTRIEL
From: Robert Ede

From: "Bank of Canada - Banque du Canada" <pub-messages@bank-banque-canada.ca>
Date: Mon, 29 Aug 2011 15:36:21
Subject: QUARTERLY FINANCIAL REPORT /  RAPPORT FINANCIER TRIMESTRIEL
Quarterly Financial Report
Second Quarter, 2011
For the period ended 30 June 2011

The Report is now available on the Bank of Canada's website at:
http://www.bankofcanada.ca/wp-content/uploads/2011/08/quaterly_financial_report_second_quarter_2011.pdf

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From: "Glenn Harewood" <h45366@rogers.com>
To: "Joe Hueglin" <joe.hueglin@bellnet.ca>
Subject: Re: Rhetoric or for real? P.M.'s "listening to the population"  speech.

Joe:

"I think the checks are there and we will certainly do our best to listen to the opposition and try and accommodate them when we believe they're making requests that are in the best interests of the country," he said. (Harper).

The "key" phrases are underlined.

The "key" questions that must be asked are:                      

  (1) who determines when Harper is doing his best to listen to the opposition? Given past behaviour, this is, and will be more talk than walk. One can even listen and not even act.

 (2) Who determines whether or not the Opposition's requests are in the best interest of the country? Again, given the Neo-Con's past behaviour and lack of credibility, this is more talk than walk.

Finally, Harper makes such  vacuous statements knowing full well that, by having a majority of seats -- not a majority of votes -- whatever the Opposition requests can be voted down. Example: Layton's Opposition talked for 57 hours during the Postal debate. But did Harper and his sheep listen? Obviously Harper and his sheep did not believe that any of the Opposition's requests were in the best interest of  the country.

Harper cannot be trusted. He has no strong mandate when approximately 60% of the popular vote was for the Opposition in the 2011 election.

Glenn Harewood

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From: "S Booiman"
Subject: Layton

Joe,
For me the Layton charade went overboard with this ROYAL treatment.
All people, one by one, have some good in their life but never recognized.
Suan
 
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Subject: Re: Daily Digest August 27, 2011
From: "Robert G. Gauthier/The National Capital News Canada"
Subject: Some Thoughts on Jack Layton's Death and Funeral
From: John Anderson

Hello, Joe,
 
I have to admire your openness to many opinions - even the most hard-hearted.
 
In contrast to the views of John Anderson, I think Jack Layton's send off and celebration of his life was one of the most uplifting historical events in the Canada - such a genuine recognition of the possibility of making the troubled world a better place.

Who could or would dispute that, as Jack said: "My friends, love is better than anger. Hope is better than fear. Optimism is better than despair. So let us be loving, hopeful and optimistic. And we'll change the world."
 
It is sad that some people have been so severely hurt in their lives that they are unable to believe that the thousands of people, including me, accepted the genuine goodwill and sincerity in the Man.
 
John Anderson does not speak for me. I say, Thank you, Jack, along with the other grateful Canadians not so jaundiced  and who trust and believe, as Jack demonstrated, in the power of Humanity to achieve great things for everyone.
 
Bob Gauthier,
Ottawa

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From: Vern Bretin
Subject: Who's Behind The Libyan Rebels?

Hi Joe:  As a non-expert in matters relating to the basic underlying reasons that Libya was chosen as a target for 'reform' by 'others', one is left with some questions.  If Libya was debt free and not paying interest to the World Bank and the International Monetary  Fund, the financial leaders of these organizations couldn't control Libya's endeavours as they're customarily used to when dictating terms to indebted countries.  Without debt to the WB & the IMF, how could these organizations possibly force the privatization of Libya's oil industry? 

Without debt, how could they stop Mr. Ghadafi from promoting to all African States, the adoption of a form of the gold standard for trade exchange?  If adopted, the WB & the IMF would be left on the sidelines and would have seen non-African countries paying for African wares in gold coin instead of the dollar/euro --  wouldn't this be a poke in the eye of the WB & IMF controllers?  
Then we note that Libya has had free education from K to graduates including the funding for attendance at international institutions of learning.  How embarrassing this can be to countries elsewhere where the banking establishment has become dependant on the interest income they derive from the indebtedness of the student population? Would the WB & IMF controllers be pleased to have other nation states adopt the Libyan practice of paying education costs out of government income?
 

Then we note that Libya had massive gold reserves on deposit in international banks -- which they might at any time wish to retrieve.  Wouldn't this retrieval be detrimental to the Banking establishment?  (And now we note that Venezuela is calling in its gold reserves & nationalizing gold mining!  Will it be the next target of the manipulators running NATO?)

Wouldn't the WB & IMF benefit from having the Libyan rebel forces squander the Libyan financial assets on such things as graft & payment for the repairs to NATO's destructive bombing missions & the wanton destruction carried out by the NATO backed rebel forces?  Might Libya then become a dependant of the wise counselling of the WB & IMF?

Then we've noted that the Libyan gov't has built pipelines to deliver precious water to agricultural producers for irrigation purposes, where land has been provided free for the purpose of growing/raising crops/animals to serve the needs of Libya.  Isn't this an affront to the WB & IMF who would have wanted to dictate how private enterprise & loans would prevail as opposed to self financing by the Libyan gov't?

The private oil & gas vultures are impatiently standing by to determine how they will take over the nationalized oil/gas holdings in Libya.  Who will they have to bribe?  Who will decide the price?  How will the privatization improve the welfare of Libyans?  What manipulated share of profits will benefit the tax income of Libya?  Who are the winners & losers if the rebel faction succumbs to the pressure of privatizing this sector of Libyan assets?  What will happen to the committed money to pay for this privatization?  Would the water delivery system in Libya be next for privatization?

How is it that NATO didn't intercede when dissident Icelanders revolted & refused to pay the banking establishment for self-inflicted ridiculous debt incurred by their private banks?  Surely the backers of NATO must be concerned that Spain, Greece, Portugal and the U.S. populace among others might just thumb their noses at the financiers like Icelander's have done, wouldn't they? Where will the corrupt financiers end up when they flee justice?

Might the international banking & international military industrial complex be in cahoots to keep up the engagement of wars as a perpetual provider of benefit to their shareholders?

Maybe an expert in these matters can provide the real intent and meaning of NATO's bombing & supply of arms & on ground support given the 'rebels' to overthrow the Libyan leadership & install their own chosen puppets?  Let's hear from the experts.

Regards from puzzled, Vern    

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From:Peggy Merritt
Subject: Thanks !

Hi Joe: i must say I object to some of the remarks in the post about Jack Layton.  To interpret the offer of a state funeral by our Prime Minister as a cynical gesture is most unkind!  I believe the like most political activists regardless of affiliation felt Jack's death was a tragedy because of what he accomplished in the federal election.  I am a grateful Canadian that he demolished the Bloc.  If people believe this about Stephen Harper I guess any kind gesture by any politician must be considered suspect. How about giving this Wonderful Prime Minister some credit when credit is due!  Peggy Merritt

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From: Robert Ede
Subject: BC's Referendum confirms Voter Nullification of Legislative Acts
To: nationalpost <letters@nationalpost.com>, bhutchinson@nationalpost.com, torstar <lettertoed@thestar.ca>, Thornhill Richmond Hill Liberal <dkelly@yrng.com>
Cc: Rt Hon Stephen Harper <pm@pm.gc.ca>, Governor General <Christelle.Legault@gg.ca>, Governor General <Marie-Eve.Letourneau@gg.ca>, Peter Kent <Kent.P@parl.gc.ca>, peter.shurman@pc.ola.org


HST falls at hands of B.C. voters
Brian Hutchinson, National Post · Aug. 27, 2011 | Last Updated: Aug. 27, 2011 5:23 AM ET

Dear Ed & Bruce H.,
 
Interesting conundrun presented by a legistatively-authorized non-binding "plebiscite" that acts as a binding referendum.
 
So who's the Boss in Canada?    Where does the Canadian "Buck Stop"?
 
Does it stop with the Legislative Power, the Executive Power, Her Royal Highness (and Her local Crown appointees) or with the Resident/Citizen/Taxpayer Voters?
 
WITNESS
 
If ..... BC voters can force the withdrawal/" disallowance" of a provincial Bill by a 50%+1 mail-in ballot-vote, then what other population-segment can do the same? Any? All?
 
IF .... these BC voters (by pressuring the non-binding vote to be deemed binding) can control the Legislative Assembly actions - similarly to what Canadians did in the 1992 Charlottetown Accord's two, non-binding plebiscites (authorized by the dis-named Referendum Act and Quebec equivalent),
 
THEN ..... can we assert that the Section 56 & Section 90 Disallowance powers have been transferred-by-convention & practice from the Queen-in-Council and Governor-General-in-Council respectively, to the Citizen/Subjects/Voters of the jurisdiction? (see s.13 contrasted with s.12 and s.66 vs s.65)
 
And can we assert that any and every Provincial and ConFederal Bill might be challenged under the Royal Assent Sections 55-57?
 
Should we start insisting that no ConFederal Bill is law until 2 years (or 1 yr Provincially) has passed to allow the authorized time-limit for "Voter-as-Crown Disallowance" BNA/Constitutional nullifications to expire?
 
ON THE CONTRARY
 
IF ... "convention & practice" do not count as a proof of transfer of these powers -because the Legislative Power(s) gave the consent that allowed the plebiscite to be binding? (notwithstanding that they may have been acting contra-constitutionally in the place of their Executive Power(s));
 and
 IF ... "convention & practice" do not count because our foundational laws ARE written (ie our similar-in-principle Mother Country's constitution is not written);
 and
 IF .... the Referendum Act (and BC equivalent) does not actually authorize a legally-binding vote;
 and
 IF ... without any legislative or constitutional authority to ignore Crown-assent Legislation, the Legislative Powers were acting ultra vires;
 
THEN ... what rules ARE we following?
 
The as-written text of our BNA/Constitution?
 or
 "something else" that is "rooted" in  a seat-of-the-pants, situational-expediently, wild-growing, drain-clogging & wire-interferring "living tree" philosophy of Judicial Ignore-ance of the BNA/Constitution a.k.a. unanticipate-able, uncheckable and unenforceable-without-force-and/or benign-neglect hogwash.
 
IN CONCLUSION
 
I assert "Wake-up Canada"  - forget everything that your pre-programmed teachers/instructors/spin-doctors told you about governance in Canada and study the "rule book" for yourself! ( here's a plain lauhguage version for starters)
 
Whose Dominion is it? OURS!
 
So if Canada is yours/ours .... demand that everything that's done by the Stewards of Your Sovereignty (entrusted to HRH on your collective behalf) be in keeping with your/our best interest. BC proved you CAN do it!
 
If you don't understand the rationale for a propsed legislative measure - demand full explanation (the Stewards have sworn loyalty to the Crown) and if they secretly pass something (else) that's dumb, self-serving, vote-buying-ly expensive ...... just organize and disallow it as BC has done!
 
Robert Ede,

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From: The Natroses
Subject: Re: Daily Digest August 27, 2011

Joe, Whether one thinks that the death of Jack Layton was pure crass opportunism by the political parties, what is often forgotten by those who chose to see things through the political lens, was the reaction of the public. The normal Joe citizen, who saw Jack as one of their own. Approachable, and willing to listen, and so unlike the typical politicians of today. As I was watching, a news broadcaster, commented what was on the minds of the Bay Street Guys, standing next to the homeless person, with their worldly processions in bags. I too, would like to know what was on the Bay Street gang and if they have any quilt regarding their decisions and standard operating policies?  They do have a seat at the government table, always pushing for more policies that serves their best interests, in the same way as political parties serve their best interests. The question is and has always been, do they give a toss about the ordinary Joe citizens, and their needs?  The answer can be found in the final outcomes in the stats, but than again it is much easier to blame it on crass opportunism, dogma and ideology.
 
The State funeral for Jack brought back to my mind the Fathers of Confederation, and what if the Fathers of Confederation, all 36 of them decided the nature of Canada on crass opportunism, dogma and ideology without due consideration to the average 'Joes' on the street? Well, Canada would not be Canada as we know it today, and Jack knew that. The 36 Fathers of Confederation in their wisdom knew that Canada must be based on the needs of the average 'joe', rather than serving solely the best interests of the political and economic powerhouse entities. After all, it was not the politicians that built Canada, but the ordinary 'joes' of various stripes and enthic backgrounds that did the hard work, and not the newly formed 1867 federal government. Their job was to managed Canada, with balance and equity the many interests seeking out their best interests. Jack, was a breed who knew that the ordinary 'joes' were far more important, as did the 36 Fathers of Confederations knew that the citizens of the 1867 era must be fully engaged as citizens for Canada to become a reality. The ordinary 'joes'  of 1867, are not much different than the ordianry 'joes' of today, when it comes to their basic needs, However, today's 'joes' are for the most part are being ignored by the political and economic powerhouses except through the lens of crass opportuntism, dogam and ideology. And of course, serving their best interests first, over the needs of the ordinary 'joe' citizens. Today, the ordinary 'joes' are regulated, if not that nagged, and if not the either two just ignored like the homeless population, or the state of the native population. Somehow, ordinary 'joes'  are force to adapt and fit in whatever the policies are, no matter if the policies are of no value to the ordinary 'joe', in helping to provide for their needs.
 
Many examples of it abound in Canada, and for that matter in other countries, where the best interests of the political and economic powerhouses are served first. One such example that brings crass opportuntism, dogma, ideology to the forefront, and throw in a few white fibs, by passing accountability to another group. The blame game, which is often used when policy outcomes are just plain bad, reflecting dumb-assed decisions of those who are in power. "  Prime Minister Stephen Harper said Friday his government has reversed an Environment Canada decision to shut down nearly two dozen water quality monitoring stations in the north. Wrapping up a tour of the Arctic region at a national park, Harper indicated that the original decision to eliminate 21 out of 23 water quality monitoring sites in the Northwest Territories, on the heels of major budget and job cuts in the department, was not approved by his environment minister, Peter Kent. "That was not authorized, and the minister has ordered those to be started back up again," Harper said."  http://www.ottawacitizen.com/travel/Harper%2Bsays%2Bminister%2Breversed%2Bdecision%2Bslash%2Bwater%2Bquality%2Bmonitoring/5313921/story.html
The second example is more of the same. "- Prime Minister Stephen Harper and two of his most influential MPs are working to plug a loophole that allowed a violent offender, who was the subject of a national manhunt, to be set free by an immigration board. The release of Walter Ernesto Guzman, 35, of El Salvador, by an Immigration and Refugee Board (IRB) in Montreal has caused a furor because he has a history of violence that includes convictions for drug trafficking, assault, break and enter and uttering threats."  http://www.sunnewsnetwork.ca/sunnews/canada/archives/2011/08/20110826-194303.html
The third example is also more of the same. "Prime Minister Stephen Harper says he cannot interfere in a decision by Canadian Blood Services to move blood-processing work from New Brunswick to Halifax, a decision that deals another blow to the provincial government's efforts to keep the Saint John facility intact."  http://thechronicleherald.ca/Canada/1260410.html
 
The above examples shows how the best interests of government and their agencies are served first, and damn with the consequences of outcomes to ordinary 'joes' on the street. Jack, was a different breed of a politician, and his concern to the consequences of outcomes to ordinary 'joes' on the street. I can see why the main theme of the State funeral, Rise Up and make a difference made it was very uncomfortable for the politicians and other VIPs who were present in the audience. What a neat way of telling them, they are nothing, without the ordinary 'joes' of the street, besides the other important message they are doing a poor job on managing the needs of the ordinary 'joe citizens'. The first link is a video of the Canadian song Rise Up.  http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nNIdqu7crW8
The second video, is the American version of Rise Up, and I have a feeling that the Canadian version if done now would be along the same lines as the American video.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9zntBAkzGaM&feature=related
 
If our politicians and economic power houses were indeed concerned about the needs of their citizens and workers first, like the 36 men in the British colonies in the 1860s who rise up to end the colony status of Canada, because they would be working hard to managed change, balancing the needs of their citizens and workers against the  needs of the powerhouses that have economic power.  As in the few lines of the American version of Rise Up,
 
"Of anyone on there who might change their mind

It's time to go.

To the real world outside with those pirate ships

The drunken sailors with dirty lips

That rule the night

Shoutin' don't be afraid of those wicked men

There's more of us than there are of them

Come join the fight! "
http://www.sweetslyrics.com/763438.Jeremy%20Hoop%20-%20Rise%20Up.html
 
The trouble is that our politicians and economic powerhouses are too busy chasing their own interests and forcing the citizens and workers to followed their vision of reality, where freedom, choice, rule of law is whatever the ruling elite grants. Jack knew this, and he also knew that government no matter what stripe ignores the reality of the ordinary 'joe' citizens, are also ignoring the fact, sooner or later, the people will rise up and say no more. History will tell us that, and where the Draft riots of New York City is a fine example of not serving the needs of their citizens. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/New_York_City_draft_riots  "The rioters were overwhelmingly working class men, resentful, among other reasons, because the draft unfairly affected them while sparing wealthier men, who could afford to pay a $300 commutation fee to exclude themselves from its reach. " Much like today, where the soldiers of  the future come mainly from the largely unemployed, lower middle-class to low-income groups, where the carrot is a secure job to carry out the best interests of the government and economic powerhouses,  in other parts of the world that have little to do with bringing freedom to people, but rather trading the chain or political oppression,  for another set of chains immerse in working for the best interests of the political and economic elite.
 
I leave with the Canadian Confederation Rap Song, and how today's politicians measures up to cooperation, looking after the needs of their citizens.
  http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TzzzLyxy7ZE

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From: Henry Atkinson
Subject: Fwd: Good article by Salim Mansur - QMI Agency columnist

Prof. Mansur will be autographing copies of his new book,"The Delectable Lie" , at the Lamplighter Inn in London on Sept. 8, at 7:00 PM. I have corresponded with him at times, and would like to meet him, so plan to attend. His book, by the way, is about multiculturalism. Prof. Mansur is one of the clearest thinkers of our time, and we have to hope that his warnings gain traction in the minds of politicians and people in general.
Henry

West must loosen shackles of control | Columnists | Opinion

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From: Robert Ede
Subject: Solomon - If the Carbon Demon is Dead - Let's get our money back from the Carbon-Charlatans
To: lawrencesolomon@nextcity.com, nationalpost <letters@nationalpost.com>

Dear Mr S,
 
Thank you for (Science now settled NatPost FP17 Aug 27/2011) alerting us to CERN's research on the sun's influence on temperature down here. Nature Journal Aug 24 2011 - Password Protected
 
With all due respect to the man-made-Carbon-is-the-problem researchers, grant-takers, fact-benders and their (Luddite, for whatever reason) bandwagon-jumpers -How can we start getting their grants cut off and jobs terminated?
 
Heck if I could study the online and printed material (thanks for Deny-ers Series) and figure out that Ol' Sol was the source of warming that no one was talking about what kept the Carbon Demonizers from seeing it too? (ie apart from the fact that there was no money in studying it, since it's un-influenceable by man or beast)
 
In Canada, I'd start by asking Mr D. Suzuki (+everyone at CBC & the Weather Channel-Environment CanadaMedia) to publicly admit they were wrong (and explain in full why they were blinded-in-part to the now-seen truth) .... OR .... be forced to re-pay all the public money they've made perpetuating the man-made Carbon myth.
 
Call it a Truth & Reconciliation OR Restitution panel.
 
Robert Ede,

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From: Beverley Smith
Subject: Re: Daily Digest August 27, 2011

Interesting perspective on the Layton funeral and thanks for these insights.
I watched it myself and felt touched, a little frustrated at its-over-the-top, and touch-all-bases nature but then state funerals do that.

Someone said that he reflected values many of us have for women's rights, rights of the poor, adequate health care etc and the funeral was really to celebrate those values and the fight for them.  I liked that aspect of it especially, and all parties should address those values.

My own sister just died so on a completely different note, I feel sad that some deaths are more mourned than others for I think we are all equal here. But yes, good guy

Beverley Smith

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From: Rebecca Gingrich
Subject: [On-Guard] Al-Qaeda and NATO's
 Islamic Extremists Taking Over Libya...it appears that prominent Jihadists and terrorists are practically leading the revolution with Western support....

Since Harper is going over to discuss NATO/Libya does this mean he will be talking to al Qaida?   But I thought they were terrorists???  I guess this is proof that our Security Act is really there to control us, as the 'terrorists' have become allies?

Becky

Al-Qaeda and NATO's Islamic Extremists Taking Over Libya
http://www.thenewamerican.com/world-mainmenu-26/africa-mainmenu-27/8795-al-qaeda-and-natos-islamic-extremists-taking-over-libya

There just might be someone who gets this far and may be interested in the Al-Quaeda chap who is in charge of Tripoli'.
If so let me know your reaction . Joe
http://www.google.ca/#hl=en&sugexp=tsh&cp=20&gs_id=3&xhr=t&q=Abdel+Hakim+Belhaj,&pf=p&sclient=psy&site=&source=hp&pbx=1&oq=Abdel+Hakim+Belhaj,+&aq=f&aqi=&aql=&gs_sm=&gs_upl=&bav=on.2,or.r_gc.r_pw.&fp=345d71338e2a06e9&biw=1152&bih=767

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