Friday, October 28, 2011

Daily Digest October 28, 2011


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

OPINION AND INFORMATION


_____CANADA
Two subs will be fully operating by late 2012, top sailor pledges
     he face of hard questions from the Harper government about Canada's problem-plagued submarines, the navy's top sailor
is pledging fully operating boats will be on the East and West Coasts by the second half of 2012. MORE...

        
_____FOREIGN AFFAIRS

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VENDREDI 28 OCTOBRE 2011
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21h27 - Abolition du registre · Ottawa accuse Québec de s'immiscer dans ses compétences
20h32 - Montréal · Une marche pour l'indépendance du Québec au centre-ville
19h49 - Pont Champlain · Des rapports gardés secrets
19h25 - Libye · Le Canada annonce la fin de sa mission «réussie»
18h37 - Affaissement de la route 133 · «Pas la faute des camions lourds» - le MTQ
18h30 - Projet de loi C-10 · Fournier défendra la position du Québec en comité à Ottawa
16h55 - Répartition des sièges · Ottawa aura le dernier mot
16h39 - Montréal · Les employés de soutien de McGill se disent bâillonnés
16h21 - Gaz de schiste · Le comité d'évaluation rend public son mandat
14h38 - Ottawa · Peggy Nash dans la course à la direction du NPD
14h19 - Monarchie · Harper approuve les nouvelles règles de succession
10h56 - Économie mondiale · Les coopératives offrent une «réponse tangible» à la crise
10h29 - Le Commonwealth · Des mesures pour protéger les droits de la personne


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Is Tory penchant for capping Commons debate efficient – or arrogant?
http://www.theglobeandmail.com/news/politics/ottawa-notebook/is-tory-penchant-for-capping-commons-debate-efficient-or-arrogant/article2216949/

QUESTION:
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From: Ron Thornton
Subject: Submission to the D.D.

Hey Joe:

I notice three items that seem to have me a tad p.o.'d. First, the nut job in the Senate who wants to replace the beaver as our national symbol by the majestic polar bear. I don't know about you, but I have seen beavers in the wild in my neck of the wood, but I have yet to see one f***ing polar bear anywhere near me. I've looked! I guess some senators turn ripe well before 75.

So, are we removing the monopoly held by the Canadian Wheat Board, or are we removing the CWB entirely? Some news reports seem to think so. From what I understand, if you want to continue dealing with the Board, you can, but if you would rather opt out, you would be allowed to. I mean, any outfit that needs a monopoly to survive shouldn't. If it is such a good thing, we will soon discover that producers will opt to voluntarily be part of it. If not...

Finally, bike lanes on city streets? While I understand a billion Chinese folks do this all the time, it is not part of our culture to do so. Bicycles are a pedestrian vehicle, and unless we have thousands of folks congesting the sidewalks with their two wheeled conveyances, they should be on the sidewalk with all the other pedestrians. What is next, wheelchairs and walkers on the streets? I wonder how many have been killed by a crazed bicyclist while out for a walk, and I wonder how many bicyclists have been found under the wheels of a motorized vehicle? Let's face it, if you a driving with your family and you have to choose between colliding with another car or running over the guy on a bike, somebody's going to get some bent handlebars.

Ah...I feel much better now. Thanks, Joe.

Ron Thornton
Edmonton, Ab

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From: Charles Tupper
Subject: HPV vaccine cocktail targets not only HPVhttp ://www.renewamerica.com/columns/janak/111007
By Cynthia A. Janak

For over four years now I have been researching how this vaccine works. I have wondered why did they use the ingredients that they did and what repercussions that they could have on the body. The other reason is that I wanted to find out WHY THESE VACCINES CAUSE SO MUCH HARM! I have also discovered that it is not necessarily the HPV VLP recombinant DNA as being the culprit in this cocktail because between the carrier solution and the vaccine there is only approx. 3.0% difference. I am now more prone to believe that it is the carrier solution with the adjuvant as being the real perpetrator in this vaccine cocktail of harm.

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From: Rory Koopmans <rjkoopmans74@gmail.com>
Subject: Executive Dissertations: Vincent Price

http://rjkoopmans.blogspot.com/2011/10/vincent-price.html

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From: "Jim Calvert"

Larry Kazdan wrote:

There may be a loophole in the Tax Free Savings Account program which allows older wealthy Canadian contributors to also collect the Guaranteed Income Supplement. But the program itself will cost the government billions in lost revenues. Although the Conservatives portray these plans as benefiting low and middle income savers, affluent Canadians are the only ones who can afford to lock away $5,000 each year for themselves, their spouses and other family members. The laws of compound interest tell us that TFSAs are a ticking fiscal time bomb which will detonate all the sooner if the Conservatives double the contribution limits as they propose.
 
So: Assume I invest $5000 in a TFSA
and I manage to somehow collect 1% interest (unlikely)
$5000 X .01% = $50
Assuming a 50% tax bracket (yes higher income Canadians do give HALF of what they make in income taxes!) that's $25.00 per year.
Assume there are 1 million Canadians doing this (very very unlikely) that would be 25 million dollars.
 
So even with these grotesquely inflated nmbers, your comments about the TFSA costing billions in lost revenue just make you look stupid.
 
On the other hand, the few of us who manage to squirrel away the $5k a year wil not be sucking at the public teat relying on others to pay for our survival when we retire.
That probably wipes out any lost tax revenue.

Jim Calvert
 
P.S. apparently anyone who disagrees with Rebecca Gingrich is a "piece of garbage"
while I tend to agree in the case of Bill Clinton and most other Democrats, maybe a little decorum is possible?
What kind of language do these people use when they are actually angry?

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From: Geoffrey West
Subject: Canada needs a politician like this man.. and a media network like RT (Russia Toda
y)

Hi Joe - for your consideration

At least some Members of the Euro Parliament, MEP's are having the courage to stand up and call out the Eurocrat branch of the elitist cartels.  If it is meaningful, please observe these few clips.  There are many others of him telling the political class exactly what the game is, and is calling them on it.

Mark my words, it is coming soon enough to Canada and other countries of the world.  The movement that has begun has more power behind it than even the people themselves know, although the elitist class is very aware of the power behind it, and are desperately trying to stop it.  This truth, I know, will be revealed soon enough, as the elitist power continues its wane into obscurity.  Guaranteed the coming couple of months will nothing short of evolutionary, although it will also be revolutionary.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AKKyN6a3HX8                        - Is the Euro Parliament a contest for stupdidity??

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IkT2YC1gim8&feature=related    -  Euro Parliamentarians should be fired.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ii0Yc6_dwyo                                   - a new democratic revolution is sweeping northern Europe.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2gm9q8uabTs                                 - "Who the hell do you people think you are?", Nigel asks Eurocrats.

RT, Russia Today  has been doing exceptionally well in helping expose numerous truths lately, and they have no issues airing clips of Mr. Farage.   The Canadian mainstream media will not be able to hide it for much longer.   They have already been forced to cover the Occupy movement, which they desperately tried to avoid covering in the beginning.

I might also point out that finally a mainstream publication has brought some serious weight behind the issue of disclosure of the existence of non-Earth civilizations and technologies.

http://news.exopoliticsinstitute.org/index.php/wall-street-journal-exposes-government-extraterrestrial-wall-of-secrecy/


This is the kind of pressure that may force more politicians to crack.  The truth is coming;  it already is.  Mark my words that this will continue.

Namaste, peace and love to you and all around you!

Geoffrey

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From: Robert Ede
Subject: FYI: New Finance Canada document -Fiscal Monitor Apr-August 2011




Financial requirement of $24.8 billion for April to August 2011

The budgetary balance is presented on an accrual basis of accounting, recording government revenues and expenses when they are receivable or incurred, regardless of when the cash is received or paid. In contrast, the financial source/requirement measures the difference between cash coming in to the Government and cash going out. ...

With a budgetary deficit of $10.7 billion and a requirement of $14.0 billion from non-budgetary transactions, there was a financial requirement of $24.8 billion for the April to August 2011 period, compared to a financial requirement of $35.3 billion for the same period the previous year. 




Net financing activities up $25.7 billion

The Government financed this financial requirement of $24.8 billion and increased cash balances by $0.9 billion by increasing market debt by $25.7 billion..

---------- Forwarded message ----------
From: < FinanceCanadaAlert_AlerteFinancesCanada@smtp.fin.gc.ca>
Date: Fri, Oct 28, 2011 at 1:07 PM

The following Fiscal Monitor has just been posted on the Finance Canada Site.

Fiscal monitor - August 2011
http://www.fin.gc.ca/fiscmon-revfin/2011-08-eng.asp

La revue financière - août 2011
http://www.fin.gc.ca/fiscmon-revfin/2011-08-fra.asp

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From: "Sandra Finley" <sabest1@sasktel.net>
Subject: Jeremy Rifkin on nuclear - a must hear.

posted on-line at http://sandrafinley.ca/?p=3456 )
 
Click on the link – Jeremy Rifkin. (A short first part is in French. Then it goes to English.)
http://australiancannonball.com/2011/10/21/jeremy-rifkin-a-brighter-perspective-on-nuclear-industry-keep-watching-its-in-english/
Valuable for Canadians, and if you're in Saskatchewan, it is critical information for voting in Nov 7 Election. 
 
Be clear:  a vote for the status quo means we will have "small" nuclear reactors in Saskatchewan and high-level radioactive waste disposal.
Hear Rifkin before you vote. 
 
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From: Robert Ede
Subject: Representation

Point #1 On first blush, Mr S's reaction "we already have enough" trained seals in the Commons is perfectly justified
 
From: "A.S.
Subject: Re - Quebec to get 3 more MPs in new distribution
Letter - Re - Quebec to get 3 more MPs in new distribution
This is beyond ridiculous. The country is heavily in debt, we are heading into a double dip recession in the new year and what is this so called "conservative government doing? Well why not spend a fortune and ad more seats, more MP salaries, expensive staff, expensive offices, more pensions…more money flushed down the toilet (not kebec) yearly. This will cost the taxpayers millions upon millions more yearly. Just sickening!!!
Here is some free advice idiots. Reduce the amount of seats where the provinces are over represented such as Kebec. This fixes the problem without costing a fortune. No need to cost country a fortune and ad all these new seats. Its pretty simple, reduce the amount of seats in certain provinces and in turn the provinces now underrepresented will be represented properly. Rep by pop!!! No more new seats, especially for Kebec, they are over represented already.
We have enough politicians already. Think dummies, think!!!
A.S.
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The fact is we already have a 'proportionate rep via provinces' basis for our Commons seats

52.
The Number of Members of the House of Commons may be from Time to Time


increased by the Parliament of Canada, provided the proportionate Representation of the

Provinces prescribed by this Act is not thereby disturbed.

and the senate floor provision

52 .
The Number of Members of the House of Commons may be from Time to Time


increased by the Parliament of Canada, provided the proportionate Representation of the

Provinces prescribed by this Act is not thereby disturbed.

AND

The Electoral Boundaries Readjustment Act

+ the 1985 Representation Act (Footnote 27)

As enacted by the Constitution Act, 1985 (Representation), S.C. 1986, c. 8, Part I, which came into force on March 6, 1986 (See SI/86-49). The section, as originally enacted, read as follows:

51. On the Completion of the Census in the Year One Thousand eight hundred and seventy-one, and of each subsequent decennial Census, the Representation of the Four Provinces shall be readjusted by such Authority, in such Manner, and from such Time, as the Parliament of Canada from Time to Time provides, subject and according to the following Rules:

(1) Quebec shall have the fixed Number of Sixty-five Members:

(2) There shall be assigned to each of the other Provinces such a Number of Members as will bear the same Proportion to the Number of its Population (ascertained at such Census) as the Number Sixty-five bears to the Number of the Population of Quebec (so ascertained):

(3) In the Computation of the Number of Members for a Province a fractional Part not exceeding One Half of the whole Number requisite for entitling the Province to a Member shall be disregarded; but a fractional Part exceeding One Half of that Number shall be equivalent to the whole Number:

(4) On any such Re-adjustment the Number of Members for a Province shall not be reduced unless the Proportion which the Number of the Population of the Province bore to the Number of the aggregate Population of Canada at the then last preceding Re-adjustment of the Number of Members for the Province is ascertained at the then latest Census to be diminished by One Twentieth Part or upwards:

(5) Such Re-adjustment shall not take effect until the Termination of the then existing Parliament.
 
 
Plus they whims and vagaries of the gov't of the day (ie Harpie NOT strictly following the above provisions .... but only Alice is watching)

Tis a sad day when BC or ALTA or On population grows at a greater rate than some "fixed seat" province, because the ONLY way to keep the existing rules ..... is to add more seats
 
Point #2
 
Our attention s/be focussed on the "trained seal" party-whipped voting.
 
We need to send local reps sent to Ottawa, not have to tolerate "party" reps sent to the local communities.
 
Next time vote for the best person .... not just the "party"
 
rce
 
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From: Rebecca Gingrich
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Subject: the polar bear does symbolize what Canada has become --a predator. Our actions in Afghanistan and Libya prove this

  Should the beaver be replaced as Canada's national symbol?
http://www.cbc.ca/news/yourcommunity/2011/10/should-the-beaver-be-replaced-as-canadas-national-symbol.html A Conservative senator wants to replace the beaver - which she calls a "dentally defective rat" and a "toothy tyrant" - as Canada's national symbol with the more "majestic" polar bear.

The beaver has been Canada's national emblem because of its inv The beaver has been Canada's national emblem because of its involuntary role in founding the country. (Alex Pajunas/Associated Press)Sen. Nicole Eaton says the polar bear is Canada's "most majestic and splendid mammal," and a powerful symbol in the lives of aboriginal peoples in the North.

"A country's symbols are not constant and can change over time as long as they reflect the ethos of the people and the spirit of the nation," Eaton told her Senate colleagues Thursday. "The polar bear, with its strength, courage, resourcefulness and dignity is perfect for the part."

Parliament made the beaver an official emblem of Canada in 1975. In heraldry, it's considered a symbol of industry and it appears in the coats of arms of many engineering schools. The beaver also played an important role in the history of Canada: its pelts fueled the fur trade that spurred exploration of Canada's wilderness.

Should the polar bear replace the beaver as Canada's national animal? Or would you prefer to see a different animal represent the country? Let us know what you think.

Should the beaver be replaced as Canada's national symbol?
Yes, the polar bear is a more worthy symbol.No, the beaver is here to stay.I'd prefer to see a different animal symbolize Canada.I'm not sure.
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Subject: Where is the no fly zone over the US when the government injures its own people?  Sounds as if the US needs 'humanitarian aid' from NATO?

Occupy Oakland - A Message to the Police http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=grs6S5gCKC8&feature=related
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Subject: Lawful Access Legislation May Threaten Our Rights and Freedoms...Canadians expect their government to respect their fundamental rights and freedoms....

Jennifer Stoddart
Privacy Commissioner of Canada

Lawful Access Legislation May Threaten Our Rights and Freedoms
...
The true importance of privacy protection is that it underpins our democratic freedoms. It allows us to exercise these freedoms openly, without fear, mistrust or censorship. This is why caution is so critical, to avoid the possible erosion of our free, open society....
http://www.huffingtonpost.ca/jennifer-stoddart/lawful-access-legislation_b_1035386.html
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Subject:  that didn't take long???

Toews won't budge on Internet surveillance
 Watchdog voices 'deep concerns'
 By Sarah Schmidt, Postmedia News October 28, 2011

Read more: http://www.ottawacitizen.com/technology/Toews%2Bbudge%2BInternet%2Bsurveillance/5619823/story.html#ixzz1c5JIqDsA

So much for privacy - this post will be kept and police can look at it without a warrant, as I understand it. 
It's a "Brave New World"
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Brave_New_World#Brave_New_World_Revisited or maybe "1984" http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nineteen_Eighty-Four

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