Saturday, December 10, 2011

Daily Digest December 9, 2011


The DAILY DIGEST: INFORMATION and OPINION from ST. JOHN'S to VICTORIA.
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"America is part of the battlefield."

Is Canada "part of the battlefield" as well? This question arises in my mind as our government enters into security agreements.

Read and listen to what's happening in the "land of the free" were in the process of "harmonizing" with

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Politics: Indefinite Detention of American Citizens: Coming Soon to Battlefield U.S.A.
BY MATT TAIBBI
DECEMBER 9, 2011 | 10:29AM

There's some disturbing rhetoric flying around in the debate over the National Defense Authorization Act, which among other things contains passages that a) officially codify the already-accepted practice of indefinite detention of "terrorist" suspects, and b) transfer the responsibility for such detentions exclusively to the military.

The fact that there's been only some muted public uproar about this provision (which, disturbingly enough, is the creature of Wall Street anti-corruption good guy Carl Levin, along with John McCain) is mildly surprising, given what's been going on with the Occupy movement. Protesters in fact should be keenly interested in the potential applications of this provision, which essentially gives the executive branch unlimited powers to indefinitely detain terror suspects without trial.

The really galling thing is that this act specifically envisions American citizens falling under the authority of the bill. One of its supporters, the dependably-unlikeable Lindsey Graham of South Carolina, bragged that the law "basically says … for the first time that the homeland is part of the battlefield" and that people can be jailed without trial, be they "American citizen or not." New Hampshire Republican Kelly Ayotte reiterated that "America is part of the battlefield." http://m.rollingstone.com/entry/view/id/20260/pn/all/p/0/?KSID=2e7f1ad77c67600f3e70b09999d520e9
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S.1867 National Defense Authorization Act = Unconstitutional NWO agenda
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QAL6ATLv77c&feature=related
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FEMA camps on 72 hour notice AND military authorized to arrest = VERIFIED
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Hxs0sJ8f1WQ&feature=youtu.be

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From: "Paul Downie"
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Subject: Depressed?
Exercise Fights Depression
http://www.newsmaxhealth.com/dr_brownstein/Exercise_Fight_Depression/2011/12/05/421009.html?s=al&promo_code=DAF1-1
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Subject: Strange Christmas Carol

"The twelve Days of Christmas"

There is one Christmas Carol that seems madhatter yet is secretly cryptic. What in the world do leaping lords, French hens, swimming swans, and especially the partridge who won't come out of the pear tree have to do with Christmas?

As it turns out here is the rest of the story..

From 1558 until 1829, Roman Catholics in England were not permitted to practice their faith openly. Someone during that era wrote this carol as a catechism song for young Catholics. It has two levels of meaning: the surface meaning plus a hidden meaning known only to members of their church. Each element in the carol has a code word for a religious reality which the children could remember.

-The partridge in a pear tree was Jesus Christ.

-Two turtle doves were the Old and New Testaments.

-Three French hens stood for faith, hope and love.-

-The four calling birds were the four gospels of Matthew, Mark, Luke & John.

-The five golden rings recalled the Torah or Law, the first five books of the Old Testament.

-The six geese a-laying stood for the six days of creation.

-Seven swans a-swimming represented the sevenfold gifts of the Holy Spirit--Prophesy, Serving, Teaching,Exhortation, Contribution, Leadership, and Mercy.

-The eight maids a-milking were the eight beatitudes.

-Nine ladies dancing were the nine fruits of the Holy Spirit--Love, Joy, Peace, Patience, Kindness, Goodness,Faithfulness, Gentleness, and Self Control.

-The ten lords a-leaping were the ten commandments.

-The eleven pipers piping stood for the eleven faithful disciples.

-The twelve drummers drumming symbolized the twelve points of belief in the Apostles' Creed.

"Now you know the rest of the story

The greatest please for me has always been "Five gol-den rings" 

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From: Peggy Merritt
Subject: they are doing great given the messy circumstances

Hi Joe I do not agree with your assessment of the governments actions on the aboriginal problem.  I have very concerned about the truly biased reporting on the Attawapiscat situation.  All the TV coverage show only the desperate living conditions in the community but where is the big hockey rink and the 20 or so homes of the so called council and the elected Chiefs.  These people are paying themselves very large salaries. What ever For? One has to ask why these problems were not brought to the governments  attention long before the cold weather set in.  Don't they have some responsibility in helping their own community. I  already know the answer to my questions but it is not politically correct to mention them.  Suffice to say that the culture in these places does not make these people self sufficient. So give me a break and give the people in Ottawa some credit.  One has to ask the NDP Member of Parliament why he wasn't working harder for his constituents in such great need?  Thanks 
Peggy

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From: John Feldsted
Subject: Leave my Christmas alone.

Leave my Christmas alone.

My Christmas is about the celebration of the birth of Jesus Christ.

My Christmas celebrations includes Joseph and Mary, Angels on high, shepherd tending flocks, three wise men, the Star over Bethlehem, a variety of hymns and carols glorifying Christ, His Father, and the very roots of Christianity. Christ and Christmas are eternal; our beacon of hope for peace on earth and goodwill to men. If we have lost our way, if we no longer see the beacon of hope, we need to examine our priorities.

Santa Clause, reindeer, parades and all that are an auxiliary and most of us have forgotten that Santa allows us to give to others charitably, cheerfully and anonymously. Santa is the spark inside a mother and father that has them sacrifice to allow for Christmas treats and toys for their children. We all have that Claus spark that allows us to do something for someone else just because we love them. If we are laden with obligations and guilt at Christmas, we are driven by those who hope to gain from coercing us to give what we do not have to give.

I do not care that pagans were engaged in winter solstice celebrations when the Word of God was first spreading over the earth. I understand why they needed a celebration to break the solitude of long cold months and short days we suffer in the northern hemisphere. My Christmas includes family, friends, feasting and of course a shot or two of eggnog. If pagan celebrations grew into Christmas celebrations as Christianity spread, I cannot see that as a bad thing.

My Christmas includes worshipping Jesus and God as I understand Them, giving thanks for the many blessing that my family, friends and I enjoy and sharing what we have with those we love.

Those who choose to turn Christmas into a stressful competitions for giving the most expensive gifts, and the very best decorations, parties, dinners and desserts have only themselves to blame if they feel let down when the dust settles. We are empowered to take our Christmas back. No one can tell us that we may not celebrate Christmas in accordance with our freedoms of belief, conscience, expression, opinion, religion and thought.
 
To each and all:           Merry Christmas

http://youtu.be/MpgaWm2pnNs
 
John Feldsted

Aase found "Merry Christmas " cards this year rather than what was becoming the norm, "Happy Holidays"
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From: "S Booiman"
Subject: view

Joe,
 
Have no argument with your comment, consultation is the best way, however, yes however. these consultation rarely result in
viable alternatives. Been to many of those. The “we want” is always ready to oppose, bringing other views would take efforts.
The democratically elected are the people that write the laws, supposedly, you have been there, the patronage appointed  task
is to follow, opposing is a right they can do going to the “democratically elected” rather than the media. Explaining their interpretation,
as we read so often individual interpretations of the law, words that are often not found anywhere in the laws. Because the LIBERAL
laws we have today are founded on “don’t offend, be kind”, lacking the basics of principles.
Suan
 
 
"Generally speaking, when advancing a significant change to an established management scheme, the failure to provide a meaningful opportunity for dissenting voices to be heard and accommodated forces resort to legal means to have them heard.

"Had a meaningful consultative process been engaged to find a solution which meets the concerns of the majority, the present legal action might not have been necessary."


Tories to reform wheat board despite court ruling

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From: Gord Elliott
Subject: Stephen Harper becomes the ninth longest-serving Prime Minister

As of today, Stephen Harper has been Prime Minister of Canada for 5 years and 305 days and he passes John Diefenbaker to become the ninth longest-serving of the 22 people who have been prime minister. Clearly Canada is a much better country than it was 5 years and 305 days ago. And the best days are yet to come. In 2014, Prime Minister Harper will pass Louis St. Laurent, Robert Borden and Brian Mulroney to become the sixth longest-serving prime minister. I shall keep you posted
 
Gord Elliott

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From: Mahmood Elahi
To: <dmcguinty.mpp.co@liberal.ola.org>
Subject: High environmetal and health costs of "cheap" fossil fuel and nuclear energy

The Editor
The Globe and Mail
 
Copy to: Rt. Hon. Dalton McGuinty MPP, Ontario Premier: Ontario Auditor General criticized the government's subsidies to green energy as too rich and too rushed. He may be reminded that hidden subsidies in the form of increased costs to health care and environmetal degradation caused by fossil fuels and nuclear power are far more rich. And we are running against time as we pollute our air and water, leaving the comming generation to suffer the consequences.
                Ms Angela Bischoff, Outreach Director, Ontario Clean Air Alliance: Continue to educate the public about the hidden costs of fossil fuels and nuclear energy. In the name of cheap source of energy, we are polluting the air and water and producing lethal nuclear wastes with no way to dispose it. Solar and wind energy may be apparently more expensive, but they don't pollute the air and water and are in reality far less expensive compared to health and environmetal costs of fossil fuel and nuclear energy.
               Ms Margaret Wente, Columnist for the Globe and Mail: You have been railing against high-cost of solar and wind power. For the sake of fairness, I hope you will also write about the health and environmental costs of fossil fuels and nuclear power. As a regular reader of your column, I will urge you to write about this.
                         
Fossil fuels are not competitive, counting environmental and health costs
 
Re "Solar power's stuttering steps," (Dec. 7).
 
Ontario Auditor General has criticized the provincial government's subsidies for wind and solar power as too rich and too rushed. He seems not to realize that hidden subsidies to fossil fuels and nuclear energy in the form of increased health care costs and environmental degradation are far more rich and we are running against time as we pollute the air we breath and the water we drink.
 
Coal and oil are cheap only when one ignores their sizeable amount of pollution that fouls our air and water. This is real pollution, with such pollutants as sulphur oxide, nitrous oxide, mercury, arsenic, lead and a long list of other metals that are released by fossil fuels. This pollution has real environmental costs that taxpayers are obliged to pay later in the form of increased medical bills and times lost due to illness. For too long, lobbysits for fossil fuels have been skating the issue of pollution by saying "jobs will be lost" if  the industry is asked to pay for increased health care costs and environmental degradation. In any case, taxpayers are already paying for the pollution they cause.

Same applies to nuclear power. If the hidden cost of environmental threats posed by reactors and nuclear waste disposal are taken into consideration, nuclear power is no longer cost-effective. The catastrophic nuclear accident in the wake of Tsunami has cost Japan more than $100 billion. Yet, Ontario is promoting nuclear power. When will the Auditor General talk about the hidden costs of fossil fuels and nuclear energy?

By subsidizing green energy, we are actually paying for future generations who will otherwise inherit a world where air and water are polluted and nuclear reactors producing lethal radioactive wastes will endanger their very existence. Ask the people of Fukushima!

MAHMOOD ELAHI

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From: Dan Kahraman
Subject: The Federal Reserve Cartel: Parts I & II: The Eight Families

The Federal Reserve Cartel: Part I: The Eight Families
  http://theintelhub.com/2011/12/07/the-federal-reserve-cartel-part-i-the-eight-families/
 
The Federal Reserve Cartel: Part II: The Freemason BUS & The House of Rothschild
http://theintelhub.com/2011/12/08/the-federal-reserve-cartel-part-ii-the-freemason-bus-the-house-of-rothschild/

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From: Rebecca Gingrich
Subject: Tories to reform wheat board despite court ruling   DD

I don't know what the fuss is about re the CWB.  The government is not abolishing it it is just allowing Western farmers the right to choose how they market their property.  Why doesn't the government open the CWB to Eastern farmers and see if there is a stampede for Eastern farmers to be under the control of the CWB?  Or are those who want to continue the CWB monopoly really stating that Western farmers are too stupid to market their own grain?  We keep hearing that it is because Cargill etc will take control.  What makes anyone believe that they don't already control the CWB?

becky

Can a Bill become law when a court has ruled against it? Anyone have a clear answer, please.
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From: Ray Strachan
Subject: Drone Aircraft

DD 
 
The more harm than good aircraft,
 Drones.
 
Built by Israel at one time for The Great United Stated of America    (To carry out the Israeli Will)
 
In the hands of the Americans,     what have you heard lately regarding the good they do, unless you are from the camp where innocent people,  on the wrong side of your thinking, deserve to die (Thou art God)
 
But now lets take a look at the drone that the Iranians claim to have found.   
 
I will bet my life on this.    Their was never a missile fired at this drone.    There will be absolutely no information to be attained by the Iranians,,,,,but
 
The planted missile will be used in OUR lying deception,  to require that WE ,including pipsqueak Harper, will make it mandatory that, WE  ,  CANADA   ,  retaliate against Iran..
 
Do I really have to live ,and pretend to like it, living totally in hypocrisy ?   I put more value on my children and grandchildren than that.
 
Ray Strachan

Canada has no quarrel with Iran in my mind - hope those who believe we do will state their reasons.
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From: "Cpl (ret) Sylvain Chartrand CD ResF"
Subject: Job cuts could see veterans 'fall through cracks:' union
http://www.vicnews.com/news/135215898.html
 
By Erin McCracken - Victoria News
 
Virginia Vaillancourt is in the business of helping military veterans, but because there aren't enough Veterans Affairs Canada staff and too many files, she says some vets are falling by the wayside.

"I've had clients pass away before I can get equipment to them," said Vaillancourt, one of 47 people working at the Island's main Veterans Affairs office, located in downtown Victoria. Five staff members work at CFB Esquimalt, helping Canadian Forces members transition to civilian life.

"(Veterans are) falling through the cracks," she said.

Her office manages 22,500 active files, and Vaillancourt has 1,200 files, helping veterans or their widows acquire mobility devices, disability benefits and pensions, as well as helping them transition to civilian life.

Because her workload is so heavy, the Esquimalt resident said she still can't get to paperwork from April. Some colleagues are assisting veterans as far away as Regina.

The Union of Veterans' Affairs Employees is sounding the alarm that more job cuts are coming, in addition to 500 cuts planned nationally through 2015.

"More job cuts but not less work," said Yvan Thauvette, the union's national president, who was in Victoria Wednesday for the launch of a cross-country awareness campaign.

All federal departments were asked to identify areas in which five to 10 per cent of program spending could be trimmed to reduce the federal deficit. Thauvette said Veterans Affairs should be exempt.

"Because people are stressed, tired and burned out, it's not the time to cut additional positions within that department."

In response, the Ministry of Veterans Affairs did not entirely rule out a new wave of job cuts, but said current benefits will stay the same.

"It is anticipated that these changes will be achieved mostly through attrition," said Jean-Christophe de la Rue, press secretary to the Veterans Affairs minister.

Those who die are heroes, those who survive . . .
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From: "Tom Brewer"

Obviously the Ag Minister could care less about our laws! It is obvious he and other Cons feel they are above the law, in my opinion. Okay, so you want to effect change... No problem BUT ensure what you do is in line with the law!
At this rate... I can see other laws being changed at the whim of the government, in my opinion. No... Get it right! If you assume change is needed and so right then make bloody sure you jump thru the hoops, all of them so you do not get caught up in problems.
At this rate who pays the tune if lets say things go wrong? Oh, right they wont go wrong! Yah sure!!!!
You were elected to govern... At this rate I can see a Con MP drinking and driving... NO POBLEM..... You just forget the law, it is not important... And anyway we are the government thus we will do as we please. It is a lot like the Defense Minister.... "using" Military aircraft for his personal use. Okay try and cover it up.... Too bad you cant these days. Too many others see, know and ask! Of course just try and bluff your way around the situation, right? Indeed the PM is and will have control problems.
Tom
 
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From: "S.McDowall"
Subject:  Canada to Surrender its Sovereignty to NWO under proposed law. Bill C6
http://forum.prisonplanet.com/index.php?topic=165369.0

Now that the Canadian Parliament is back in session, the rebirth of Bill C-6 looms large on the horizon, bringing with it a threat that belies its benign- sounding formal name, "The Canada Consumer Product Safety Act". The bill, pushed hard by the government in its last session, but abandoned when Parliament was prorogued, is due to be reintroduced within weeks.

C-6's language is a constitutional nightmare: within it are eight blatant violations, ranging from warrantless search and seizure to being guilty until proven innocent, in a complete diversion from due process of law, all based on the opinion of a Health Canada inspector, and adjudicated by the Health Minister. However, as dire the portents of these breaches of the Constitution are, they pale in comparison to the catastrophic effects of Sections 2 and 14, which make Canadians "subject to the dictates of foreign authorities"… authorities which are unnamed and undefined, but may include governments and associations. (Read trade groups, WTO, WHO, NAFTA, etc.)

What that means, in plain English, is that if a group to which Canada is signatory decides to adopt a standard which violates Canadian law, that standard must be adopted, regardless of existing law, because these groups are not social clubs, as the WTO says on its website:

"The WTO Agreement is a treaty – – the international equivalent of a contract. http://forum.prisonplanet.com/index.php?topic=165369.0
 
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From: Rebecca Gingrich <r.gingrich@sympatico.ca>
Subject:  War of 1812

Was just talking to my daughter re the TV program that was aired last night re the War of 1812.  Apparently it was stated that no one won that war because nothing changed re borders etc.  I disagree-Canada won that war precisely because no borders changed--it was the US that attacked us so they lost.  Sadly the USI won the War of 1812 yesterday.
Becky

There are winning battles, Becky, - and there are winning wars.  The War of 1812 + 200 is not over.
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From: "Al Gullon"
To: "'Joe Hueglin'"
Subject: DD Post

 Can you add it to your reduced DD going out tonight? … including the photocopy of the archived letter?  The fact that it will be in the reader's hands a day after the 7th is not a problem.

Sincerely,
   Al

Sorry Al, couldn't do so last night - but only 2:40 tonight.

In Memory of that 'Silly Sunday' 8 years ago

The "progressive Conservative" Legacy of Sir John A. Macdonald

"Sir John A's risen from the Dead! ...
... to slap Stephen 'arper upside 'is 'ead."

Mr Harper's occasional claim that the 'new' Conservative Party (aka Reform III) is continuing in the legacy of Sir John A is at best a misreading of history … and at worst an outright lie.

   On 'Black Wednesday', October 15, 2003, with the surprise revelation of the Agreement in Principle, a new political party was born of an illicit liaison between senior officers of the 'parent parties'.  Over the next two months they walked roughshod over and through the Constitution of the PC Party on their way to register the new-born during the weekend of December 6-7.  On the official 'birth certificate' issued by Elections Canada on that 'Silly Sunday' the word "Progressive" was conspicuous by its absence. 

   Exactly 150 years previous to these sorry and illicit events, and in stark contrast to their secret nature, the not-yet-Sir John A. Macdonald was very publicly wrestling with the faults and fissures in the policy platform of the 'olde conservative party'.  In a February 9th, 1854 letter to a colleague*, he stated his conclusion that the future growth of Canada required that, " … our aim should be to enlarge the bounds of our party so as to embrace every person desirous of being counted as a "progressive Conservative", …"
(*one Captain Strachan, in the National Archives, see extract on p.2)

   Some nine months later Macdonald was able to bring together a coalition of the less-radical liberals and the more-progressive conservatives to form the MacNab-Morin government.  Throughout the fall of 1854 they enacted "progressive" measures which removed many of the economic privileges of the Seigneurs (in Quebec) and the Family Compact (in Ontario) and released the economic energy of the individual to begin to build the strong Canadian economy we know today. The not-yet-Sir George-Étienne Cartier participated in those measures and joined Macdonald in the Cabinet in early 1855.

   This progressive platform continued to characterize the Conservative party through Confederation and Canada's expansion to the Pacific and Arctic oceans.  The addition of the adjective 'Progressive' at the 1942 AGM was thus not, in fact, a policy change for the Party but a public proclamation of Macdonald's progressive policies which have been maintained now for over 150 years … and which the PC Party, re-registered as the "Progressive Canadian Party" [because Elections Canada rejected our application for "Progressive Conservative"], is determined to continue for the next 150 years!

   Macdonald forged a coalition of progressive-minded citizens and, with them, enacted "progressive Conservative" policies which removed the elite's economic privileges in favour of 'the little guy'.  In contrast Stephen Harper's new party drove away the more progressive members of the PC Party and he is now using his 'accidental' majority to dictate a return to the 'traditional conservative values' of 150 years ago which Macdonald had the wisdom to abandon.  The illicitly born 'new Conservative Party' has both repudiated his policies and reversed his actions and thus has no claim whatsoever to the legacy of Sir John A

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