Sunday, July 01, 2012

Daily Digest July 1, 2012 030


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

OPINION AND INFORMATION
_____CANADA

Harper's Conservatives slide behind NDP: Ekos poll
For the first time ever, the federal New Democrats are leading in voting intention across the country.
MORE...

Pm's Canada Day message
Parliament Hill coloured red and white for Canada Day 1 hour 5 minutes ago

Anti-Conservatives use Canada Day for on-line protests
New Canadians celebrate citizenship

More immigrants failing the citizenship test
Explosive negative ads: Handle with care

Harper government got backing for OAS changes from focus groups: pollster
Most Canadians firmly in favour of decriminalizing marijuana: poll

Oh, Canada: A birthday reflection
Our great, big, wild country

Only one national day
Canada Day a good time to take stock of ourselves

Apathy saps Canada's promise
Tim Hudak's Tory vision for a low-union, low-wage Ontario

Life, death and rebirth
'Denounce Harper' Twitter-trending hot on Canada Day

Thousands in red and white on hand for Canada Day celebration on Parliament Hill
Canadian flag born of identity crisis

Help send this national political party to summer camp
Conservative senator asks that attendance rules be reviewed

Tories slash funding for young offenders by 20 per cent
New ridings set to benefit Tories

Immigration levels shouldn't increase, Canadians tell pollster
Canada Day extra special for new Canucks who gain their citizenship

Canadians think government is too generous with aboriginals: poll
In Quebec, Canada Day celebrations shine light on debate over national unity

Brock stepped up when he wanted to be elsewhere
No spring in North American jobs

Feds won't reverse cuts to heavy urban search and rescue
Canada calls for solution to Syrian crisis, backs U.N. plan for peace

Profile: Incumbent Shawn Atleo no shoo-in for country's top chief
B.C. may put brakes on carbon tax

New laws and taxes take effect in several provinces July 1
Immigration officer admits scam

Experts: N.L. cod could return
Afghan prisoners and Ottawa's cult of secrecy

Top Tory senator wants attendance rules be reviewed
Feds to tackle prescription drug abuse on reserves


Kenney rejects refugee health care concerns from provinces, doctors

_____FOREIGN AFFAIRS

Keystone XL pipeline expansion driven by oil-rich tar sands in Alberta
What next for lovable Syrian president Assad ?

Who wants Israel to bomb Iran?
WATCH: Syrian troops fire on Damascus funeral, killing 30


Talks fail to specify plan for Syria’s Assad
From what you have heard or read, do you think the Keystone pipeline would or would not significantly damage the environment?

How closely are you following news about the proposed building of the Keystone XL pipeline, which would carry oil from Canada to Texas?
From what you know and have read, do you think the U.S. government should or should not approve the building of this pipeline?

Perpetual Peace – OpEd
Turkey Jets Scramble After Syria Aircraft Near Border

Eu ro 2012: Italy Spain's Last Obstacle To Making History
UK PM Cameron Paves Way For EU Referendum

Mexicans Vote For Next President


Possible Explanation Found For Why Eating Fish Improves Memory

UK PM Cameron Paves Way For EU Referendum
Earth To Be Protected From Killer Astroids By New Telescope

Euro 2012: Italy Spain's Last Obstacle To Making History
Start Of Production And Sales Of New Smart ForTwo Electric Drive

Saudi Arabia: Brace Yourself For 50 C In Ramadan

Russians and Americans disagree on Assad's fate

Fukushima reactor cooling system suspended: Kyodo
In Tokyo, Thousands Protest the Restarting of a Nuclear Power Plant


Journalist training undercover as security guard for London Olympics with private security firm G4S
Guantanamo brings in Canadian lit prof to 'rehabilitate' Omar Khadr


Terrorists 'R Us: Footage shows US Marine vehicles destroying Afghans' homes
Taliban releases video showing 17 beheaded Pakistani army men

Soldier allegedly kills his superior officer
Army Battalion Commander Killed in Fort Bragg Shooting


Soldier held in Ft. Bragg shooting that killed 1
Millions lose power in storms as triple-digit temps continue

Obama signs stop-gap highway, student loan bill
Mitt Romney reacts to Health-care decision: 'I will act to repeal Obamacare'

Michael Savage: Roberts Epilepsy Medication Affects His Cognition
READ MORE Nature May Soon Overcome Monsanto

READ MORE The Specter of Domestic Drones
READ MORE Liberals, Don't Fight Corporations

READ MORE Can We Call It Class War Yet?
READ MORE Fla. Gov.: We Won't Comply With Health Care Law

READ MORE Medicaid Takes a Hit From the Supreme Court
READ MORE Suu Kyi Reprimanded for Saying 'Burma'

Read the Article Pelican Bay Prison: One Year Later, Policy Remains "Debrief or Die"
Read the Article Some States Reluctant Over Medicaid Expansion

Read the Article Six Ways the Big Banks Are Getting Back-Door Bailouts
Read the Article Discredited Lie Detector Technology to Be Used on Intelligence Officials to Discourage Whistleblowing

Read the Article Are We at a Tipping Point?
Listen to the Radio Program Prison Crisis: Local Solution?

Read the Article Money, Power and Politics
Read the Article The End Is Near

Watch the Video How Citizen Power Can Save a Library
Read the Article The White House Is Encouraging Congressional Democrats to Go on the Offensive After Health Care Ruling,

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Koch-Backed Group Launches $9 Million Ad Campaign Against Health Law Read the Article at The Political Carnival

Obama Threatens to Veto Bill That Defunds Wall Street Reform Read the Article at ThinkProgress
Germany Cedes Some Ground in Steps to Bolster Euro Read the Article at the New York Times

Former Muslim Brotherhood Member Inaugurated as Egypt's President Read the Article at McClatchy Newspapers
Fukushima Radiation at Record High Read the Article at Common Dreams

Conservative Super Pacs Turn to Social Media and Internet to Expand Reach Read the Article at The Guardian UK
US Agency Gave Nuclear Industry a Sweet Deal, Documents Reveal Read the Article at Inter Press Service News

Source Saturn's moon has watery ocean under thick ice crust
Related posts: Source Russia, West agree on transition government for Syria
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"We are absolutely slaves to central banks," says CNBC Video: http://www.brasschecktv.com/page/11198.html

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SAMEDI 30 JUIN 2012
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Pierre Duchesne: les libéraux se déchaînent



         Pierre Duchesne candidat pour le PQ
Jean Charest inaugure la centrale Eastmain
         La moitié des Canadiens indifférents à l'indépendance du Québec



Le Canada lance un nouvel appel à une sortie de crise rapide en Syrie



         Rappeur controversé: James Moore s'en mêle
10+1 questions avec Christian Paradis
         Soins aux réfugiés: Ottawa maintient le cap sur les compressions



Recherché: logement décent pour familles en difficulté



         Le Canada célèbre son 145e anniversaire
L'unifolié en fête
         Des centaines d'animaux délaissés



Le gouvernement dévoile une nouvelle politique pancanadienne du sport



         Le Château Frontenac se lance dans le tourisme médical
Registre sur les incidents et accidents: la réalité est bien plus sombre
         Mine Jeffrey: le Québec va «financer le cancer»



Une grève étudiante mondiale se prépare



         Ottawa veut serrer la vis aux étudiants internationaux
Anglais intensif à l'école: un casse-tête en milieu rural
         Le maire de Paris rencontrera les leaders étudiants du Québec



Le Mexique élit son président



         Des millions d'Américains encore privés d'électricité
Kenya: 17 morts dans l'attaque de deux églises

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         Morsi entame son mandat, à la recherche d'une «coalition»

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From: Beverley Smith
Subject: Asani perform a unique version of the Canadian national anthem - YouTube
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DqPwjwmDWgQ
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From: "Paul Downie"
Subject: Dangerous Low Levels
Iodine: Why you need it, why you can't live without it!
http://w3.newsmax.com/newsletters/brownstein/iodine_video/members.cfm?s=al&promo_code=F5AB-1

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From: Impolitical <impolitic@rogers.com> []

While Colorado burns

Posted: 30 Jun 2012 03:00 AM PDT
Pointed, killer column in the Guardian by Bill McKibben:
Global warming is underway. Are we waiting for someone to hold up a sign that says "Here's climate change"? Because, this week, we got everything but that...

And then goes on to enumerate a list of the record setting weather events of the past week, including the fires in Colorado. Choice excerpt is regarding the Exxon CEO who got a lot of attention this week for saying the world would adapt to climate change and that fears are overblown:

Amid it all, the CEO of the biggest oil company in the world, Exxon, gave what may go down in the annals as the most poorly timed not to mention, arrogant speech in the firm's histostory: Rex Tillerson, speaking to the Council on Foreign Relations, admitted what his company spent many years denying, that humans were heating the planet. But then he added:

"We have spent our entire existence adapting, OK? So we will adapt to this. Changes to weather patterns that move crop production areas around we'll adapt to that. It's an engineering problem, and it has engineering solutions. And so I don't the fear factor that people want to throw out there and say, 'We just have to stop this,' I do not accept."

Against the backdrop of the burning Rockies, it's pretty clear this is not an engineering problem. Engineers, in fact, have performed admirably. One day last month, Germany generated more than half its electricity from solar panels. We've got the technical chops to solve our troubles.
No, this is a greed problem. In the last five years, Exxon has made more money than any company in history. For the moment, Exxon and other's desire to keep minting money and our politicians' desire for a share of that cash has conspired to keep our government, and most others, from doing anything to head off the crisis.
And unlike the healthcare predicament, this crisis comes with a time limit. If we play politics for a generation, then weeks like the one we've just come through will be normal, and all we'll be doing as a nation is responding to emergencies. As one scientist put it at week's end, the current heatwave is "bad by our current definition of bad, but our definition of bad changes."

A column with a point that applies equally to Canada. We've certainly got our weather extremes settling in and a government that is not talking about climate change or acting on behalf of our nation to do our part.

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From: Gord Elliott
Subject: New ridings set to benefit Tories

New ridings set to benefit Tories

By Justin McElroy, The Province July 1, 2012 2:02 AM
When British Columbia increases its number of MPs in Ottawa from 36 to 42 in the next federal election, odds are the prime beneficiaries will be the Conservative Party. Last week, the Federal Electoral Boundaries Commission for B.C., a non-partisan three-member group, announced its proposal for how B.C.'s electoral map should be redrawn in order to accommodate the six additional ridings. An analysis by The Sunday Province found that the five additional seats proposed for the Lower Mainland would have gone to the Conservative Party if they had been contested in 2011 election.

The changes could also prove troubling for NDP MPs Kennedy Stewart of Burnaby – Douglas, Fin Donnelly of New Westminster – Coquitlam and Jinny Sims of Newton – North Delta, all of whom won by less than 3,500 votes last election. They face possible major realignment of their riding boundaries due to large population increases in North Vancouver, Coquitlam and Surrey.

"While consideration was given to the province as a whole, it soon became apparent that certain areas of substantial population growth would require the most concentrated attention," the preliminary report by the nonpartisan commission read, calling growth in the Conservative leaning Fraser Valley "explosive". In the proposal, the area between Cloverdale and Abbotsford would gain an additional seat, along with the area between Pitt Meadows and Mission. Instead of being split between two districts in Richmond and Surrey, Delta would also get its own riding.

An additional seat in Vancouver, called Vancouver – Granville, would comprise the Fairview, Shaughnessy and Marpole communities. Conservative candidates received approximately 1,000 votes more than NDP candidates at the last election in that proposed riding.

Finally, due to growth on the North Shore, the commission proposed combining the North Vancouver neighbourhoods east of the Second Narrows Bridge with northern Burnaby to create the riding of Burnaby North – Seymour - which would have gone decisively to the Conservatives had it existed in 2011.

The only proposed additional seat not in the Lower Mainland is the Cowichan – Nanaimo corridor on Vancouver Island.

The commission will make a final report to the House of Commons after public hearings scheduled for September and October. Electoral commissions in every province were established after legislation was passed to increase the total number of ridings from 308 to 338. A similar increase and redistribution takes place each decade based on census numbers.
Gord Elliott
Alberta Member Representative
National Council
Conservative Party of Canada

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From: Robert Ede
Subject: PBS Video - Nicola Tesla - Master of Lightning

Devised AC power - First Commissioned to run new Plant at Niagara Falls w Westinghouse

Beat Marconi in invention for Radio - who used 17 of Tesla's patents (Tesla officially acknowledged decades later)

Wireless power transmission (ignored because "there's no money in it") ( JP Morgan)

Secondary subject of Film "The Prestige" (Colorado Springs Genius played by David Bowie)

In my opinion, all scientific grants should be suspended for everything other than the study of Teslas 1000's of USA patents

PBS VIDEO - Nicola Tesla - Master of Lightning

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From: Peggy Merritt
Subject: Fwd: Fw: Our national anthem

Happy Dominion Day  Joe    P.

WE AGREE 100% PEGGY.

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From: "Stephen(dot)Leacock" <stephen.leacock@gmail.com>
Subject: Dominion Day - July 1st .... Whose Dominion is Canada, anyway?

Dear Fellow Canadian,
Whether you call it Canada Day or Dominion Day - pls spend some time reflecting on:
Whose Dominion is Canada, anyway?
-God's?
-HM Elizabeth 2nd's?
-The GovGen's?
-The Parliament's?
-The Prime Minister's?
-The Privy Council's?
-The Supreme Court's?
-The Taxpaying-Resident-Citizen's?

To me, whoever rightfully (both de jure & de facto) can claim Canada as its "possession", should be calling the shots & enjoying the benefits (peace, order & good government).
If this is NOT the case .... then something is wrong ... either within the "original power-sharing arrangement" (BNA 1867) or in how that original arrangement has been blown off-course by conventions, manipulations, deft manoeuvres and benign neglect.
Annual Restatement of My Position
Reversing the GovGen's Vasectomy
Plain Language Version of the BNA/Constitution
Justice Dept Version of BNA/Constitution
rce
Robert Ede,
Spokesman,
The Majority of Canadians P.A.C.

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From: Rebecca Gingrich
Subject: Police represseion at G20--could it happen again??  DD

Joe--first I would like to say that it was very appropriate to have the map behind the interviewees show the part of the world in which we are conducting the same behaviour that we saw at the G20.  We know that the police were involved in the Black Bloc actions--the same as what we are currently doing in Syria and have done in Libya.  Sadly no one came in to give us 'humanitarian aid'.
Our police forces across the country are no longer there to 'protect and serve'--they are there to obey their political masters.  At the G20 they were carrying out their orders and no number of reports will ever let that truth be known. 
As for your question re could it happen again--it is happening every day across Canada.  It is just not as obvious as was the G20.  I don't care how many 'reports' they write--nothing will change.  We have lost every 'freedom' we ever had and it will only get worse.  I believe the G20 was a training session and a test to see if the citizens will accept this behaviour of our controllers.  Obviously the G20 proved that we are totally under their control no matter their actions. The only ones accountable in Canada is the citizen.  Our governments and police are above the law.
Becky

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From: Rene Moreau

To Joe
from Rene Moreau (416-489-8347)
re; Competition Bureau chief Melanie Aitken stepping down. June 28, Canadian Press

A small thing, right, Joe? When the Competition Bureau is peopled by alumni from Bennet-Jones.
In the 10,000 piece puzzle that is Canadian news, this matters! For some time now, the incestuous relationship that is Bennet-Jones LLP, and the Competition Bureau, has been a beaut of an example of what can happen when government lets the corporate world, DO, FOR THE GOVERNMENT.
Like Goldman-Sachs of mortgage manipulation fame, being used by the Ontario government to set a value on Ontario's government assets, so they could be sold to American buyers, or Enron, who worked, as a government thing, to make the commodity traders rich by shorting electricity supplies, Bennet-Jones will go down in history as an example of how a company that does mergers and aquisitions, (M & A), can control the whole business by infiltrating the government, through Sheridan Scott, Calvin Goldman, Melanie Aitken, etc.

Perhaps we can get the Order of Canada for Melanie since she showed us what the corporate world can do when they set their minds to it. Like the Order of Canada given to Rick George, American, dual, of Suncor, of Philadelphia, for showing us how to call a buyout of our Petro-Canada, a partnership!!

All these incidents are gifts, from our guardian angels to show us why we must never, ever, put all our eggs in the corporate basket, including our government.

Rene Moreau (416-489-8347)

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From: John Duddy
Subject: Can The World Survive Washington's Hubris?
To: Prime Minister/Premier ministre <pm@pm.gc.ca>
Cc: Joe Hueglin <joe.hueglin@bellnet.ca>,
 "Bob. Lib. Leader RAE" <raeb@parl.gc.ca>,
 "T. NDP Leader MULCAIR" <thomas.mulcair@parl.gc.ca>,
 Elizabeth GPC May <Elizabeth.May@parl.gc.ca>

Dear Prime Minister,

Please have your staff research this important article by Dr. Paul Craig Roberts, a true Conservative.
http://globalresearch.ca/index.php?context=va&aid=31669

Thanks.  Sent on Canada Day, we need you to have your cabinet focus on Canadian interests first.

John Duddy.  

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From: Rebecca Gingrich
Subject: [On-Guard] Did I see a hypocrite on Canada Day? By Stephen J. Gray

Did I see a hypocrite on Canada Day?
        By Stephen J. Gray

Did I see a hypocrite on Canada Day?
Was he wrapping himself in our flag after preparing to sign our sovereignty away?
His sycophantic followers praised his treacherous dealings
Too stupid or scared to show their real feelings

 Blind allegiance was the forte of this political choir
They bent and grovelled to his every desire
Is our great country being signed away in secret?
Are transnational corporations going to benefit?

To hell with the people seems to be the direction of the planners
As they raise their multiple "free trade" banners
Will parliament be laughed at and perhaps ignored?
As our resident hypocrite courts the corporate boards

For make no mistake once sovereignty is lost
It would be at an enormous cost
Europe is but one example where deals were signed
Will traitors rule for their own kind?

Are we going to consent to secret deals?
And let one man do as he feels
Or are we going to strenuously object?
And tell this guy we are not his subjects

If we care about our country
We must demand an end to this effrontery
This guy has to be firmly controlled and told
That we the people don't want our country betrayed and sold

Stephen J. Gray
July1, 2012.

graysinfo@gmail.com  http://graysinfo.blogspot.com

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