Thursday, November 03, 2011

Daily Digest November 3, 2011



Liberals storm out of House vote on unilingual Auditor-General
Bob Rae and his Liberals are boycotting the vote
to approve the appointment of Michael Fergus as Auditor-General of Canada.

Union boss warns public servants of 'fight of their lives
Federal employees are facing the "fight of their lives" and should brace for the Conservatives to use anti-union tactics
to reach their spending reduction targets, warns the leader of one of the largest public service unions.

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What's your reaction ?

Railway station and tracks found on Mars Source
Mars: Consider yourself at home
Life on Mars no surprise
Human Face Discovered on Mars
Meteorites From Mars Contain Ancient Fossils
Nasa: Evidence of life on Mars

From: Lorimer Rutty
Subject: in response


Rearranging the deck chairs in the present atmosphere will not make much difference.

The check-out tabloids are smart.

Never do they print the same contributor over and over again.

Never do they print long winded pseudo-academic dissertations, over and over again.

Such tabloids don't sell. Such DD's dwindle.

Material below your 3030 has a prevailing smell; a negative rant; always anti-something
or some-body.

The DD in its present format in on a path to oblivion. Remember that a bad apple can mess up the sauce.

Why not solicit direction from the readership, establish a MO and stick to it.


From: Ray Strachan
Subject: Compatable Words
They are spelled differently, but have absolutely the same MEANING.
Zero    and    Education.    A Zero can be  useful now and then too.
Ray Strachan

From: Michael L Blais CD <>
Subject: CVA Media Advisory. Veterans at the Crossroads, November 5th, 2011

On November 5, 2011 at 11am the Canadian Veterans Advocacy will be leading the Second Annual Canadian Veterans National Day of Protest on Parliament Hill in Ottawa to support modern-day Canadian veterans. This respectful demonstration will protest the Government of Canada's continued lack of substantive reform and meaningful improvement to the New Veterans Charter.

Specific information inequities to be addressed and improvements necessary are stated in the accompanying link..

Please contact me for the location of a Day off Protest Gathering in your region.

Michael L Blais CD
Founder and President
Tel: 905-357-3306 Cell:

Second Annual Canadian Veterans National Day of Protest

From: Larry Kazdan
To: Letters Editor <>
Subject: Letter to Editor re: Europe's lesson: Value of fiscal health,  DAVID AKIN, November 2, 2011

Re:  Europe's lesson: Value of fiscal health,  DAVID AKIN, November 2, 2011

According to David Akin, Europe has "no choice now but to attend to its governments' balance sheet, its punishment for years of over-spending and too-rich government programs...".  But his views do not accord with Nobel Prize-winning economist Joseph Stiglitz who warns that "An ardent faith in austerity spending by governments around the globe is 'effectively a suicide pact' for the international economy."  Economic debate should provide us with options; only ideologies pretend that choices don't exist.

Subject: Fwd: Parliamentary Press Gallery procedures violation of Freedom of Expression (UN Human Rights Committee 1999 Views)
From: "Robert G. Gauthier/The National Capital News Canada"

Hello, Joe,
From: Robert G. Gauthier, Proprietor/Publisher, The National Capital News Canada, est. 1982.
  You wrote: "The Daily Digest is a potpourri. While there are usually constant subjects it is a mixture varying from day to day due to what, where, when and how. What the media is concentrating on, where material is available in that there's a pattern of visitation to sites, when there is time available to search, how linkage can be lifted off and placed on the post for distribution."

  How important if freedom of expression in Canada? How important if fair competition in Canada?

  In the early 1980s, two important daily newspapers closed down in Canada, The Winnipeg Tribune in Winnipeg, the other, The Ottawa Journal in Ottawa.

  The capital of Canada was left with only one English language daily newspaper at a time when the Soviet Union was on its expansionism program throughout Africa and the Korean passenger airliner was shot down. It was not a time to limit freedom of expression in a democratic country.

  Our freedoms did not come cheaply and were earned at incalculably high sacrifices going as far back as Magna Carta, Bill of Rights 1689, followed by WW1 and WW2 and other battles for fundamental freedoms.

  Your Daily Digest is, in my opinion, more than a potpourri, it is an essential voice in this country in which the Parliament allows a clique of journalists and their employers to usurp the publicly funded services provided by the House of Commons for the media arbitrarily controlling which deserving journalists are excluded access to the parliamentary press gallery without cause, without due process and without appeal.

  The practice of allowing the arbitrary exclusion of journalists from the Canadian parliamentary press gallery with the approbation of the Speaker of the House of Commons has been determined to be a violation of Article 19, known around the world as the fundamental right of freedom of expression. The United Nations Human Rights Committee determined that Canada is in violation of the fundamental right of freedom of expression, the right not only to impart information but also the right to seek and receive information.

  Since 1982, when The National Capital News Canada was launched in Ottawa, the Speakers of the House of Commons continue not only to fail to oversee fair administration of the priceless media facilities in Ottawa but continue to ignore my requests for assistance in resolving this violation of the fundamental right of freedom of expression and fair competition in Canada.

  The Parliamentarians, the guardians of our fundamental freedoms in Canada, led by the Speaker of the House of Commons, continue to disregard the Rule of Law, the foundation of civilized society, ignoring the 1999 UN ruling against Canada to provide a remedy and cease the practice of excluding journalists from the parliamentary press gallery facilities.

  All appeals for compliance with the UN ruling against Canada in violation of a treaty ratified by Canada, the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights, continue for all on deaf ears with not even an acknowledgement from the Speaker of my legitimate concerns and requests for assistance.   

  Here is the latest unanswered reasonable request to the Speaker of the House of Commons, the Hon. Andrew Scheer, who inherited this unfinished issue from his predecessor, the Hon. Peter Milliken, who left without taking appropriate action.

  Just because there are not yet corpses on the streets of Canada yet, similarly as underground water can quietly undermine foundations of buildings, so silently ignoring the rule of law and decisions of recognized tribunals will erode the foundations of a civilized democratic society like Canada.

  We should know there is a problem in Canada when a Canadian citizen is required to seek justice at the United Nations against Officials of the Parliament/Government of Canada...and, further...that the Canadian Officials ignore the ruling of this august international tribunal when people all over the world continue to fight and die for these fundamental freedoms.
Robert G. Gauthier,

From: Rebecca Gingrich
Subject: drones to be used on American citizens by their police departments
Subject: our country is finished.  We just spent millions to add the name 'Royal' to our military again and I doubt if the US will allow that name to  stand
Obama to Host North American Summit on "Security," Global Warming
Subject: the comments are very interesting
Sarkozy says eurozone breakup can't be allowed 'The euro explodes, so does Europe'
Subject: [no truer words were ever written
Israel Called Biggest Threat To World Peace
Subject: reminds me of Kennewick Man
9,000 year old Caucasian mummy found in Nevada #!