Thursday, September 01, 2011

Daily Digest September 1, 2011


The DAILY DIGEST: INFORMATION and OPINION from ST. JOHN'S to VICTORIA.
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OPINION AND INFORMATION
Pressure mounts for Julian, Topp to recuse selves from Sept. 9 NDP federal council meeting
NDP MPs Joe Comartin and Megan Leslie say anyone on the party's federal council should step aside from planning meetings if they intend to run
as leadership candidates. 'I would be very surprised if he chairs that meeting,' says Mr. Comartin. 'I would think he probably would get challenged if he did.'
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Canada News Centre - Statement by the Prime Minister of Canada while in Trapani, Italy
http://news.gc.ca/web/article-eng.do?nid=621269

Statement by the Prime Minister of Canada while in Paris, France for a meeting on the future of Libya
September 1, 2011
Ottawa, Ontario
Prime Minister Stephen Harper made the following remarks while in Paris, France for a meeting on the future of Libya:
http://www.pm.gc.ca/

The Prime Minister's words for you to read without comment -
read them closely there are portents for the future included.

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From: "Rory J. Koopmans"
Subject: A Broadcast Legend Who Can Now Up The Game of Those Slackers at CTV's W5.

 August XXXIst, MMXI
 
Joseph Hueglin,
Niagara Falls, Ontario
 
Dear Joseph:
 
Please get this to my good tv news friend Lloyd Robertson at the CTV National News Desk.
 
Dear Lloyd:
 
Enjoy your stepping away from the CTV National News anchor chair. This will allow you more time to spend with Nancy & look after her. Your a lucky man to have such a gorgeous bride and four wonderful daughters. Nancy looked after you & has been a great partner, throughout your careers at both Mothercorp (CBC) & CTV.
 
Now Thats The Kind Of Day Its Been,
 
Rory

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From: Robert Ede
Subject: Re Perpetual Video

Mr Higgenbotham-Jones Esq,
 
Your inclusion of this vid
Perpetual Debt: Bank of Canada & why we should use it instead of wall st.
is much appreciated.
 
Once a regular Canadian is in a position to consider the question:
"Is is any more inflationary to print money(at virtually no interest), than to borrow it at-interest?"
 
Robert Ede,

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From: "S Booiman"
Subject: Re: Regulatory Cooperation Between Canada and the United States

Joe am no expert in this field. would take weeks to study.
Suan 

Few are. Do you agree with Real below?
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From: "Derek Skinner"
Subject: Re: Regulatory Cooperation Between Canada and the United States

Joe, regret I do not believe any documentation because the government agencies will act in whatever way suits corporate interests regardless of any words on paper.

The report does include some reassurances about protecting sovereignty.

However, when dealing with an ideologue like Harper we have to understand that he believes the best plan for Canada is to join up with the bully.

If the bully prevails then he will be proven right.

Sovereignty can easily be separated from business interests and we will retain our border, the Canadian name and allegiance to the Queen while General Electric and Monsanto et al will control the Canadian economy and the way we live.

The other option, if the bully fails, may be even more distressing if there is a worldwide depression due to increasing natural hazards let alone the never-ending idiot war against terror.

I am not optimistic unless "everyman" can generate a coordinated fight against the so-called ruling elite. I am working on that in relation to the use of money.

Derek

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From: Real Gagne
Subject: Re: Regulatory Cooperation Between Canada and the United States

Joe:

I did an admittedly cursory review of this document.

My impression: it contain much beyond a lot of bureaucratic platitudes.

I would hope that at some point we get to see the final draft of any agreement that may emerge from these discussions.

Real
Hope springs eternal in the human breast
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From: Rebecca Gingrich
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Subject: DD

Joe--thanks for the article from the Embassy Magazine re Canada's vote on Palestinian statehood.  Of course Canada will vote against it--Harper 'stands with israel'!!!  He favours  land theft, killing and even genocide by israel--israel can do no wrong.  He is using the same genocidal tactics in Libya and we are supposed to overlook that while praising the genocidal actions of israel?  And all the parties are the same.  Don't forget Canada Park is built on three destroyed Palestinian villages. 

Harper says military's work in Libya brings hope to people
http://www.ctv.ca/CTVNews/TopStories/20110901/harper-libya-mission-moammar-gadhafi-110901/

The bases for NATO involvement - otherwise than protecting civilians:

Libya and the world we live in
http://mwcnews.net/focus/analysis/13132-libya-and-the-world.html

The notion that a leader does not have the right to put down an armed rebellion against the state is too absurd to discuss.
Not very long ago, Iraq and Libya were the two most modern and secular states in the Mideast/North Africa world with perhaps the highest standards of living in the region. Then the United States of America came along and saw fit to make a basket case of each one. The desire to get rid of Gaddafi had been building for years; the Libyan leader had never been a reliable pawn; then the Arab Spring provided the excellent opportunity and cover. As to Why? Take your pick of the following:
  • Gaddafi's plans to conduct Libya's trading in Africa in raw materials and oil in a new currency ­ the gold African dinar, a change that could have delivered a serious blow to the US's dominant position in the world economy. (In 2000, Saddam Hussein announced Iraqi oil would be traded in euros, not dollars; sanctions and an invasion followed.) For further discussion see here.
  • A host-country site for Africom, the US Africa Command, one of six regional commands the Pentagon has divided the world into. Many African countries approached to be the host have declined, at times in relatively strong terms. Africom at present is headquartered in Stuttgart, Germany. According to a State Department official: "We've got a big image problem down there. ... Public opinion is really against getting into bed with the US. They just don't trust the US." 5
  • An American military base to replace the one closed down by Gaddafi after he took power in 1969. There's only one such base in Africa, in Djibouti. Watch for one in Libya sometime after the dust has settled. It'll perhaps be situated close to the American oil wells. Or perhaps the people of Libya will be given a choice ­ an American base or a NATO base.
  • Another example of NATO desperate to find a raison d'être for its existence since the end of the Cold War and the Warsaw Pact.
  • Gaddafi's role in creating the African Union. The corporate bosses never like it when their wage slaves set up a union. The Libyan leader has also supported a United States of Africa for he knows that an Africa of 54 independent states will continue to be picked off one by one and abused and exploited by the members of the Triumvirate. Gaddafi has moreover demanded greater power for smaller countries in the United Nations.
  • The claim by Gaddafi's son, Saif el Islam, that Libya had helped to fund Nicolas Sarkozy's election campaign 6 could have humiliated the French president and explain his obsessiveness and haste in wanting to be seen as playing the major role in implementing the "no fly zone" and other measures against Gaddafi. A contributing factor may have been the fact that France has been weakened in its former colonies and neo-colonies in Africa and the Middle East, due in part to Gaddafi's influence.
  • Gaddafi has been an outstanding supporter of the Palestinian cause and critic of Israeli policies; and on occasion has taken other African and Arab countries, as well as the West, to task for their not matching his policies or rhetoric; one more reason for his lack of popularity amongst world leaders of all stripes.
  • In January, 2009, Gaddafi made known that he was considering nationalizing the foreign oil companies in Libya.7 He also has another bargaining chip: the prospect of utilizing Russian, Chinese and Indian oil companies. During the current period of hostilities, he invited these countries to make up for lost production. But such scenarios will now not take place. The Triumvirate will instead seek to privatize the National Oil Corporation, transferring Libya's oil wealth into foreign hands.
  • The American Empire is troubled by any threat to its hegemony. In the present historical period the empire is concerned mainly with Russia and China. China has extensive energy investments and construction investments in Libya and elsewhere in Africa. The average American neither knows nor cares about this. The average American imperialist cares greatly, if for no other reason than in this time of rising demands for cuts to the military budget it's vital that powerful "enemies" be named and maintained.
  • For yet more reasons, see the article " Why Regime Change in Libya?" by Ismael Hossein-zadeh, and the US diplomatic cables released by Wikileaks ­ Wikileaks reference 07TRIPOLI967 11-15-07 (includes a complaint about Libyan "resource nationalism")
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