Friday, June 08, 2012

Daily Digest June 8, 2012 030


The DAILY DIGEST: INFORMATION and OPINION from ST. JOHN'S to VICTORIA.
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OPINION AND INFORMATION
_____CANADA
DND can't fully explain spending increase
Lockheed F-35 scrap rate at 16 percent - Pentagon

Harper's new enemy: conservatives
NDP Quebec caucus resists siren call of the student movement.

Workfare can do for First Nations what it did for Mike Harris' Ontario
Tory MP provides a needed jolt on the Indian Act

Tough choices ahead for Harper's trade strategy
Blind faith won't make gaps in climate science go away

They've got it too good
Canadians owe a debt to Quebec's student strikers

Haters will love changes to human rights act
Brian Mulroney the Anti-Harper

RackNine's lawsuit against Pat Martin going ahead
Is 'likeonomics' the PM's new approach?

Jury is still out on Thomas Mulcair's makeover of the NDP
Justice slips below the surface

CBC has to choose between popular and elite programming
Germany must lead to solve euro zone crisis

'My place is destroyed': Albertan in wake of Red Deer River oil spill
Oil spill in Red Deer, Alta., threatens pristine wilderness

MPs could see more than 600 amendments to budget bill
Oil-sands criticism 'incrementally helped' Mulcair, poll shows Tories and NDP in statistical tie, poll suggests

New oilsands PR strategy: question media after midnight
Canada's jobs market peters out after two strong months

Harper's refusal to help bail out Europe draws Germany's ire
Tories slam European extravagance

Only Liberals can forgive Bob Rae's original sin
Commons, Senate Audit Expected Next Week From Auditor General Michael Ferguson

Tories prepare for Premier Robert Ghiz`s jump to federal politics?
Satisfaction with Ghiz Liberals plunges

Court records muddy MP's version of election spending
Fed bureaucrats collected $1.2 billion in severance without being laid off

First wave of 2,200 federal public servants faces layoffs
Bob Rae to be allowed to run in Liberal leadership raced.

Tory Ted Opitz wants the summer to mount his appeal in Ontario riding dispute
Christy Clark's Mysterious Phone Call with Gordon Campbell

Lousy poll numbers prompts B.C. Premier to slag pollster
NDP mounts unusual filibuster in closed-door Public Accounts Committee probe into F-35 fighter jets

Brian Mulroney blasts Thomas Mulcair for criticizing oilsands
NAFTA panel rules against Canada over Newfoundland's oil-sector requirement

Federal lawyers dismiss UN criticism of Canada on torture, rights violations
Attitude to torture strains relations between Ottawa and UN panel

Julian Fantino To Announce Winner of Tactical Armoured Patrol Vehicle (TAPV) Program on Friday at CFB Gagetown
Military denies massive 'damage control' effort over soldier's suicide

Green gets mean with federal Conservatives
Suspicious packages target Quebec media and political offices

NL NDP eclipsing Liberals for 2nd position, says pollster
Mayor Ford plans to put lid on plastic bag ban

Toronto council funds Pride Week despite participation of controversial group
I'll Have Another leg injury prevents Triple Crown try at Belmont

Montreal Grand Prix met with tumult and nudity in streets
Race -car driver Villeneuve tears strip off Quebec protesters in five-minute critique

Vancouver's 'Buy Global' Practices Cost Local Jobs, Say Critics
Mining Abuses the 'Defining Fight of Our Lives': Barlow

Public Pores over Plan for Vancouver Without Viaducts
Why Did Harper Cut Canada's Library and Archives?

VIDEO: A wild ride with Canada's cowboys
Vancouver Oil Sands Tanker Spill Could Cause Evacuation Nightmare

The Wrecking of Canada's Library and Archives
Understanding Harper's Evangelical Mission

Why Did Harper Cut Canada's Library and Archives?
Enbridge Not Positioned to Pay for Gateway Oil Spill: Report

Harper's Majority Means Never Having to Say Sorry
Why a Lot of Websites Are Black Today

Are Liberal Moms Enslaved by Their Kids?
Christy Clark's Mysterious Phone Call with Gordon Campbell

The Enbridge Path to Nowhere Read more...
On Guard for Thee: Watching the Government Watchers http://openmedia.ca/stand Read more...

_____FOREIGN AFFAIRS



One of Washington's thriving industries is the business of destroying political opponents (sometimes called "oppo") while making allies look good (under the rubric of "perception management"). These techniques (and the flood of money) are changing U.S. politics, says Danny Schechter.
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Student Aid Is Driving up College Costs
Economists and higher education scholars continue to debate the notion that federal loans, Pell grants, and other assistance programs result in higher tuition for students at our nation's colleges and universities. Cato's analysts have long maintained that the empirical evidence supports the theory that student aid helps fuel college price inflation.
" These Reports Prove Aid Doesn't Fuel Tuition Inflation…Except They Don't," by Neal McCluskey
" Helping Students or Ballooning College Profits: What's Federal Money Doing?," Cato Event Video
" Making College More Expensive: The Unintended Consequences of Federal Tuition Aid," by Gary Wolfram

Livid Prince Charles bans river pageant pervert from royal events for life
Japan's PM says 2 nuclear reactors must be restarted

Extremely rare colour photographs show D-Day (and the resulting celebration) in a whole new light
Was the internet invented in 1934? The scientist whose 'televised book' foretold the world wide web seven decades ago

Bilderberg 2012: Exclusive Interview With London Guardian Reporter Charlie Skelton [] [] []
Israeli Attack on Iran Would Incite Regional War: Former Mossad Chief

Fundraiser: Bilderberg 2012 Costs and theintelhub.com Server Fees
Activists and Protesters Confront Bilderberg 2012 – "Bilderberg Will Fold"

Shepard Ambellas: My Experience at Bilderberg (Part 2)
Reason for Hope and Despair in Palestine

Crisis Economic Conditions
Venus to make last-in-a-lifetime sun crossing Tuesday

It was a CIA Operation: Ex-Blackwater Executives Finger CIA in Weapons Trial
China, Russia United Against Intervention in Syria

Splitting the Unsplittable
Bilderberg Foreign Security, Employee Rules, Prostitutes, and Protester Arrests

US Diplomats Transporting Weapons Arrested in Peshawar
Ron Paul wins 62% at Louisiana GOP Convention as his Delegates are Arrested

Human Activity and Climate Change Threaten Tourism in Jamaica
Malawi Turns to Mozambique for Power

EL SALVADOR: Women Fight Blows from Climate Change with Sewing Machines and Eggs
Family Planning and Subsistence Agriculture Key to Food Security

Distribution of Laptops Expands in Latin America’s Classrooms
Brazilian Street Stars Dance and Shine in Spain

Expo 2012 Shadows Rio+20 on Sustainable Oceans
A Message to the New World Order!

The U.S. Military is Operating Drones Domestically and Sharing Data with Law Enforcement
Radiation Hitting the Streets of LA

Leaked Bilderberg Documents: "Nationalism Is Dangerous"
Federal Judge: Amtrak IS a Government Entity

Americans Screwed Out Of Right To Vote As Corporate Media Focuses Queen's Jubilee
The TSA's Number One Enemy: Rand Paul

Laws Restricting Nonviolent Activity are Acts of Aggression
Advantages of Chinese Trade Policy

Harper Style Robo-Calls Reported in Wisconsin Walker Recall Vote Read more...
Gold in Haiti's Hills? Read more...

Empire's Colombian Connection: 50 Years of American Violence Read more...
Friends Like These: CIA Ditches Phony Vaccine Program Doctor Read more...

Potomac Death Cult: Praying with St. Drone and the Apostles of Doom Read more...
Hidden cameras and reporting police misconduct  Video: http://www.brasschecktv.com/page/10886.html

Diverse Activist Groups Unify to Protest Bilderberg 2012  Source
(Flashback) The failed false-flag attack of June 8, 1967 Video: http://www.brasschecktv.com/page/10875.html

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VENDREDI 8 JUIN 2012
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19h30 - Bahreïn · Des Montréalais appuient la résistance populaire
        Une cinquantaine de personnes se sont rassemblées au square Dorchester, à Montréal, en fin de journée vendredi, afin de démontrer leur  «solidarité avec la résistante populaire à Bahreïn», dont le Grand Prix a eu lieu en avril. Agence QMI
19h15 - Nouveaux blindés · Le gouvernement fédéral dépensera 1,25 milliard $
        Le gouvernement fédéral dépensera 1,25 milliard $ pour l'achat de nouveaux blindés destinés à l'armée canadienne. Agence QMI
17h45 - Tabac · Québec va poursuivre les compagnies
        Le gouvernement du Québec va poursuivre les cigarettiers pour un peu plus de 60 milliards $, ont annoncé vendredi les ministres Jean-Marc       Fournier et Yves Bolduc. Agence QMI
17h02 - Radio-Canada · Les libéraux «inquiets»
        Denis Coderre et le parti libéral se disent «inquiets» de l'avenir de Radio-Canada, en raison des coupes budgétaires importantes imposées à la  Société d'État. Agence QMI
16h01 - Nicolet · Piquet de grève devant École nationale de police
        Le personnel de l'École nationale de police du Québec, sans contrat de travail depuis un an, a dressé un piquet de grève devant          l'institution. Agence QMI
15h05 - Selon Christine St-Pierre · Le carré rouge symbole de «violence» et «d'intimidation»
        Ces propos ont soulevé l'ire de l'opposition péquiste, dont une majorité de députés portent le carré rouge depuis le début du conflit. Agence QMI
14h15 - Pro-vie · La Cour suprême rejette l'appel d'une militante
        Linda Gibbons a été déboutée en Cour suprême dans sa tentative de faire annuler l'accusation qui pèse contre elle pour avoir manifesté près d'une       clinique d'avortement. Agence QMI
12h55 - Culture politique de Jean Charest · La cause de tous les maux
        La culture politique personnelle de Jean Charest est la cause de tous les maux au Québec, selon le Parti québécois.  Agence QMI
11h09 - Médias · L'Agence QMI ouvre un bureau parlementaire à Québec
        Après Montréal, Ottawa et Toronto, Québecor Média a inauguré son quatrième bureau de l'agence de presse QMI, à Québec. Agence QMI
02h10 - Grand Prix et manifestations · Un total de 37 arrestations
        Les policiers ont procédé à 37 arrestations jeudi soir, lors des différentes manifestations tenues en marge des festivités du Grand Prix de Formule     1, à Montréal. Agence QMI

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Fact or Fantasy?

Unprecedented powers have been placed by legislation in the hands of the Executive Branch of Government in the U.S. of A, according to the following article.

The powers have been declared unconstitutional by a Federal Court judge. Source

Do you see concern over the Executive having increased discretionary powers as being valid or as fantasy not worth considering?


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Russia Shocked After Thousands Of Americans Beg Obama Not To Kill Them
Posted: 07 Jun 2012 03:13 AM PDT
http://www.whatdoesitmean.com/index1585.htm

A new report by the Security Council of the Russian Federation (SCRF) expressed "extreme shock" after evidence was presented that thousands of Americans are now begging President Obama not to kill them as the United States accelerates it push towards becoming the most powerful police state modern history has ever seen.

The evidence presented to the SCRF for this finding was a new petition to Obama from terrified American citizens on the official White House website posted this past week titled " Create a Do Not Kill List" which says:

"The New York Times reports that President Obama has created an official "kill list" that he uses to personally order the assassination of American citizens. Considering that the government already has a "Do Not Call" list and a "No Fly" list, we hereby request that the White House create a "Do Not Kill" list in which American citizens can sign up to avoid being put on the president's "kill list" and therefore avoid being executed without indictment, judge, jury, trial or due process of law."

The New York Times editorial cited by those Americans in their petition begging Obama not to kill them was titled " Too Much Power for a President" and began by stating:

"It has been clear for years that the Obama administration believes the shadow war on terrorism gives it the power to choose targets for assassination, including Americans, without any oversight. On Tuesday, The New York Times revealed who was actually making the final decision on the biggest killings and drone strikes: President Obama himself. And that is very troubling."

According to the WSWS News Service, however, about this New York Times editorial it is stated:

"The article in America's "newspaper of record" was not meant as an exposé of these war crimes or the president's assertion of unchecked power to kill anyone he chooses. On the contrary, it was a sympathetic portrait written in close collaboration with administration officials. For the administration and the ruling class that it serves, such a demonstration of illegality is considered to be a political strength.
In regards to Anwar al-Awlaki the New Mexican-born cleric incineerated along with another US-born man in a September 2011 drone attack in Yemen the Times noted that Obama virtually boasted that his decision to order the execution of US citizens was "an easy one."
Knowing full well that the president has no legal power to assassinate US citizens who are not charged, let alone convicted, of a crime, the administration has concocted a pseudo-legal cover for its violation of the US Constitution. The Justice Department's Office of Legal Counsel provided the president with a memo which the administration has kept secreet justifying such an attack on the grounds that, as the Times reporrts, "while the Fifth Amendment's guarantee of due process applied, it could be satisfied by internal deliberations in the executive branch."

Glen Greenwald, one of the most highly respected of America's constitutional lawyers, further warns that Obama, in an effort to limit the reporting of thousands of innocent civilians being killed by US drone strikes, has re-defined "militant" to mean "all military-age males in a strike zone." And if that were frightening enough, Obama has further named the United States itself as a "strike/battle zone" allowing him to kill any American citizen in their own home he so chooses.

Making this situation even more dire for Americans, this report continues, are new reports emerging last week that the Obama regime is preparing to equip over 18,000 local US police departments with spy drones that can be fitted with weapons "at a moments notice" for use in domestic operations creating for these once free people a future of "robot assassins" and "spy aircraft."

A new report by the Security Council of the Russian Federation (SCRF) expressed "extreme shock" after evidence was presented that thousands of Americans are now begging President Obama not to kill them as the United States accelerates it push towards becoming the most powerful police state modern history has ever seen.

The evidence presented to the SCRF for this finding was a new petition to Obama from terrified American citizens on the official White House website posted this past week titled " Create a Do Not Kill List" which says:

"The New York Times reports that President Obama has created an official "kill list" that he uses to personally order the assassination of American citizens. Considering that the government already has a "Do Not Call" list and a "No Fly" list, we hereby request that the White House create a "Do Not Kill" list in which American citizens can sign up to avoid being put on the president's "kill list" and therefore avoid being executed without indictment, judge, jury, trial or due process of law."

The New York Times editorial cited by those Americans in their petition begging Obama not to kill them was titled " Too Much Power for a President" and began by stating:

"It has been clear for years that the Obama administration believes the shadow war on terrorism gives it the power to choose targets for assassination, including Americans, without any oversight. On Tuesday, The New York Times revealed who was actually making the final decision on the biggest killings and drone strikes: President Obama himself. And that is very troubling."

According to the WSWS News Service, however, about this New York Times editorial it is stated:

"The article in America's "newspaper of record" was not meant as an exposé of these war crimes or the president's assertion of unchecked power to kill anyone he chooses. On the contrary, it was a sympathetic portrait written in close collaboration with administration officials. For the administration and the ruling class that it serves, such a demonstration of illegality is considered to be a political strength.
In regards to Anwar al-Awlaki the New Mexican-born cleric incineerated along with another US-born man in a September 2011 drone attack in Yemen the Times noted that Obama virtually boasted that his decision to order the execution of US citizens was "an easy one."
Knowing full well that the president has no legal power to assassinate US citizens who are not charged, let alone convicted, of a crime, the administration has concocted a pseudo-legal cover for its violation of the US Constitution. The Justice Department's Office of Legal Counsel provided the president with a memo which the administration has kept secreet justifying such an attack on the grounds that, as the Times reports, "while the Fifth Amendment's guarantee of due process applied, it could be satisfied by internal deliberations in the executive branch."

Glen Greenwald, one of the most highly respected of America's constitutional lawyers, further warns that Obama, in an effort to limit the reporting of thousands of innocent civilians being killed by US drone strikes, has re-defined "militant" to mean "all military-age males in a strike zone." And if that were frightening enough, Obama has further named the United States itself as a "strike/battle zone" allowing him to kill any American citizen in their own home he so chooses.

Making this situation even more dire for Americans, this report continues, are new reports emerging last week that the Obama regime is preparing to equip over 18,000 local US police departments with spy drones that can be fitted with weapons "at a moments notice" for use in domestic operations creating for these once free people a future of "robot assassins" and "spy aircraft."

To the American people living under Obama, who London's Daily Telegraph described this past week as a "ruthless slayer of terrorist suspects five months before he faces re-election," their appears to be no respite as these beleaguered citizens are further being told to brace themselves for more warrantless FBI searches and are further being warned that their once free highway systems are now being turned into a "high tech prison grid."

To how the Obama regime will justify itself when it begins assassinating American citizens in their own homes a further chilling clue was given this past week, and as we can, in part, read as reported by the PakAlert News Service in their article titled New Bill Would Make It Legal To Target Propaganda And "Psychological Operations" Directly At U.S. Citizens:

"An amendment that has been added to a new defense bill in Congress would make it legal to target propaganda and "psychological operations" directly at U.S. citizens. The latest version of the National Defense Authorization Act would overturn the Smith-Mundt Act of 1948 and the Foreign Relations Authorization Act of 1987. Those two laws essentially make it illegal for propaganda that is used to influence public opinion overseas to be targeted at U.S. citizens back here at home. If those two laws are struck down, there will be essentially very few limits to what the U.S. government can do to shape our opinions. The government would be able to bombard us with propaganda messages on television, on the radio, in our newspapers and on the Internet and there would not even be a requirement that those messages be true."

To what has caused the once great United States to spiral into such a wicked and dangerous state where its citizens today cower in fear can, perhaps, be best summed up by one of their Founding Fathers, and second President, John Adams who warned all future generations of Americans: "Our Constitution was made only for a moral and religious people. It is wholly inadequate to the government of any other."

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