Tuesday, August 21, 2012

Daily Digest August 21, 2012 030


The DAILY DIGEST: INFORMATION and OPINION from ST. JOHN'S to VICTORIA.
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OPINION AND INFORMATION
_____CANADA
Elections Canada commissioner declines to hand over robocalls investigation data to Federal Court
Elections Canada has updated the number of complaints it received over misleading election phone calls but is refusing
to provide the Federal Court with more details about its ongoing "robocalls" investigations.
MORE...

The number of complaints about fraudulent or misleading telephone calls in last year's federal election has almost doubled,
according to court documents filed by the Commissioner of Canada Elections. 5:12 PM ET Read 218comments218
9 facts about Pierre Poutine and the robocalls case

Youth should target voters, not Tories
Why compulsory voting won't fix falling voter turnout


The politicization of Canada's history
Harper v. The Judges

Anti-F-35 campaign about to resume
Time to fight for universal Pharmacare

In Canada, 'non-ethnic' is still the norm
Numbers don't lie: Equalization rewards bad economic policies

Quebec's One-on-one debates are a start, but why stop there?
Separatists plot dine and dash

PQ push for secession ignores Quebec's real needs
On northern sovereignty, Harper should keep building momentum - but toward attainable goals

American conservatives can be crazy
United Church of Canada marching with the hypocrites

The United Church boycott is in keeping with its principles
Police politicization

Amateur, yes, but well worth watching
Yukon MP Ryan Leef's man-eating blooper

Grits grinning over 20,000 new 'supporters'
Akin: With little prospect of wielding power, will Liberal MPs want to lead?

Layton family draws strength from Canadians amid grief
Harper's desert ATV ride irks Yukoners

John A. Macdonald wanted an 'Aryan' Canada
Parti Quebecois plan: Pass a French test to run for public office

A year after Jack Layton's death, the NDP remains aloftOne year on, Canadians still in the dark about what killed Jack Layton
Quebec Liberal fundraiser calls on party faithful to vote for CAQ

Critics blast proposed F-35 procurement plan
F-35 critics rip procurement plan at NDP hearing

Harper promises Northerners more natural resources benefit
Mulcair admits he's no Jack, but takes inspiration from Layton's style

Yukon MP Ryan Leef's man-eating blooper
NDP eye Coderre's riding.
Google Translation...

Coderre to run for Liberal leader or Montreal mayor
China Trusts Hill & Knowlton for Cnooc Advice: Corporate Canada

Environment department urges minister to avoid distractions and regulate polluters
Canada's powerhouse future in the north: Stephen Harper

Harper points North for economic growth
Moiling for gold: Harper spends second day in the North at area

Conservatives not standing up for their regions on EI: Toone
Merger of private-sector unions needed to combat Conservatives' attack on labour movement: CAW chief

PQ ascendant as Marois stands her ground in debate with Charest
Charest accused of dividing Quebecers by PQ leader

Big nights ahead for Francois Legault, the wildcard in Quebec's election
Quebec election: Are Liberals about to follow their federal counterparts?

Navy planners lay out case for replacement submarines in skeptical Ottawa
Defence officials juggled numbers to rationalize F-35 costs, e-mails show

Federal government gets in on condo action with overhaul of Ottawa neighbourhood
Private sector could run federal energy plants in Ottawa

Should New Aircraft Be Purchased for the Canadian Forces Snowbirds Or Should the Team Be Shut Down?
Man facing sex charges running in Manitoba byelection

Government takes first steps in release of Almalki search warrants
Liam Martin, son of MP Pat Martin, is Manitoba premier's new chief of staff

Redford "pleased" to become first Alberta premier to attend Calgary gay pride event
Injunction sought against private clinic operating in Vancouver

Mill warned multiple times before fatal blast
Prince William rescues Canadian tourist

How TransCanada Provoked a Texas Rebellion
David Black Confirms BC Media Love a Tycoon with a Dream

Stand up to Russia
Toews Exit Could Allow Internet Surveillance Bill Restart

John Baird's stance on Pussy Riot is an international embarrassment 4 hours ago
Talk of sovereignty, promoting French culture is bad for Quebec's economy 6 hours ago

New immigration system puts greater emphasis on language, age Mon, 20 Aug, 2012
Harper needs to step up on asserting Arctic sovereignty Mon, 20 Aug, 2012

_____FOREIGN AFFAIRS

Afghans to spy on own troops to stop "insider" attacks
Syrian rebels criticize U.S. on aid


Akin is helping Republicans to snatch defeat from jaws of victory
How Todd Akin revived medieval beliefs about rape and pregnancy

Julian Assange row: Embassy entry 'would be suicide for UK'
As Green Climate Fund Finally Meets, Funding Remains Uncertain

Immigration Policies Wreak Unseen Havoc on U.S. Communities
Hydropower Dam to Flood Sacred Amazon Indigenous Site

Food Security and the Failure of Mechanisation in DRC
Donors Turn Their Backs on Taliban

Rights Issues Mar Sri Lanka-EU Trade
Europe Thinks Again About Food

Millions of Jobless Desperate in Spain
World Bank Releases Draft Strategy for Myanmar

Activists in Argentina Expect Landmark Ruling against Agrochemicals
Assange's Limbo in Ecuador's UK Embassy Likely to Drag On

Broken Anvil: Victims Fight for Justice After DEA Operation Leaves Four Dead in Honduras
Collateral Damage of a Drug War

Nudging Europe's Energy Transformation
Oscar Arias: Imagining a Post-Military World

From the Information Age to the Hybrid Age
Monsanto, DuPont Spend Millions to Defeat California Genetically Engineered Food Labeling Initiative

Exclusive Truthout Interview: Sioux Spiritual Leader Speaks Out on Land Sale at Sacred Site
Let's Help WikiLeaks Liberate the Trans-Pacific Partnership Negotiating Text

Paul Ryan and Todd Akin Partnered on Radical "Personhood" Bill
Chris Hedges and Joe Sacco | A Community on Overdose

To End the Jobs Recession, Invest an Extra $20 Billion in Public Education
How Nonprofits Spend Millions on Elections and Call It Public Welfare

"We Have No Choice but to Step Up": Youth Activists Come Together to Build a Movement for Student Power
On the News With Thom Hartmann: Colorado, Washington and Oregon Are Giving Voters a Chance to Legalize Marijuana, and More

Watch the Video and Read the Transcript
Without Concrete Action, New USAF Regulations on Church-State Separation Will Be as Useful as a "Football Bat"

Mexico's Strategy Read More »

FOCUS: Michael Moore, Oliver Stone | WikiLeaks and Free Speech
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FOCUS: Farmers Fight Monsanto's Threats and Intimidation READ MORE

American lessons in (in)tolerance
For International Friendships, Dismantle the Military Empire

America's Partnership with Egypt's Dictatorship
Ziyad Yaghi: Guilty of Being Muslim in America

The Nature of the War on Islam
Sins of Our Fathers

Some Notes on Ahmadinejad's 'Insult to Humanity' Comment
Hope and Despair for Lebanon's Palestinians

Bogus Justifications for the National-Security State
A World of Hillbilly Heroin: The Hollowing Out of America, Up Close and Personal http://www.commondreams.org/view/2012/08/21-3

240 Million Americans to Lose Protections From Coal Pollution http://www.commondreams.org/headline/2012/08/21-3
Ecuadorans Rally Behind Assange, Correa over Asylum http://www.commondreams.org/headline/2012/08/21-0
In Drought Crisis, Company Sees Profit Opportunity http://www.commondreams.org/headline/2012/08/21-4

Not-So-Mighty Mississippi: Drought Pushes River to Lowest Level Since 1988 http://www.commondreams.org/headline/2012/08/21-2
Record Radiation Found in Fish off Fukushima http://www.commondreams.org/headline/2012/08/21-1

Five Reasons the Ryan-Romney Eco Plan A Disaster for America http://www.commondreams.org/video/2012/08/21
'No Reason to Wait for Revolution. It's Here Already in Each of Us' http://www.commondreams.org/video/2012/08/21-0

No Person Shall Be Deprived of Life, Lib or Propless Oil and Gas Industry Says So http://www.commondreams.org/view/2012/08/21-0
Mattea Kramer: Washington, Are You Listening? http://www.commondreams.org/view/2012/08/21

Human Rights Critics of Russia and Ecuador Parade Their Own Hypocrisy http://www.commondreams.org/view/2012/08/21-5
As Romney and Ryan Dissemble, RNC Prepares Radical Anti-Choice Platform http://www.commondreams.org/view/2012/08/21-8

Michelle Chen: Cultural Miseducation: Knowledge, Power and Ethnic Studies http://www.commondreams.org/view/2012/08/21-2
Derek Monroe: Japan's Katrina Moment http://www.commondreams.org/view/2012/08/21-1

Worldwatch Institute: Fossil Fuel and Renewable Energy Subsidies on the Rise http://www.commondreams.org/newswire/2012/08/21
ACLU to Argue at Guantánamo Against Censorship of Torture Testimony http://www.commondreams.org/newswire/2012/08/21-4

Environmental Group:Good Food on a Tight Budget:Easy-to-Use Guide http://www.commondreams.org/newswire/2012/08/21-2
Brain scans can reveal exact age of people Source
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17h50 -Candidats anglophones · Marois veut leur faire passer un test de français
Si elle est élue, Pauline Marois va empêcher les anglophones, allophones et autochtones d'être candidats aux élections municipales et provinciales s'ils ne maîtrisent pas «assez bien» le français. Agence QMI
17h10 -Charest contre Legault · Bataille de chats de gouttière en vue?
À l'occasion du face à face de ce soir, la CAQ s'attend à ce que Jean Charest se batte tel un «chat de gouttière» menant «une chicane de rue» désespérée. Agence QMI
13h51 -Élections | · Marois sort ses griffes contre François Legault
«Il va provoquer le chaos et une autre crise sociale dont le Québec n'a pas besoin», a tonné la leader souverainiste. Agence QMI
13h16 -Selon Charest · Legault soupçonné de préparer un référendum
Jean Charest entend marteler que François Legault est souverainiste et «pas fiable», en vue du duel avec le chef de la CAQ mardi soir sur le plateau de TVA. Agence QMI
12h26 -Élections | Santé · Médecin de famille pour tous : un dossier prioritaire selon Gaétan Barrette
Le Dr Gaétan Barrette croit que rien ne peut être réglé en santé tant que les Québécois n'auront pas tous un médecin de famille. Agence QMI
10h50 -Élections · La CAQ veut élever le débat
Les candidats caquistes Jacques Duchesneau et Gérard Deltell invitent leurs adversaires à élever le débat, déplorant la «bataille de chats de ruelle» de lundi soir, à TVA. Agence QMI
10h34 -Jack Layton · Un an après son décès : l'espoir en héritage
Un an après son décès, le 22 août, l'histoire d'amour entre l'ex-chef néo-démocrate Jack Layton et les Québécois est toujours bien vivante. Agence QMI
04h37 -Branchement d'Hydro · Un mois sans courant
Le couple a dû s'acheter une génératrice en attendant l'installation électrique. JDM
04h30 -Conflit étudiant · Étudiants divisés
Alors que les cégépiens ont choisi de retourner sur les bancs d'école, les premiers étudiants universitaires à se prononcer sur la question hier se sont montrés plutôt divisés. JDM
03h51 -Débat des chefs · Le vent dans les voiles
La prestation de Françoise David fait jaser dans Gouin. JDM
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From: Rebecca Gingrich
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Subject: Nexen--Canadian owned??? DD
U.S. securities regulator alleges insider trading ahead of China's Nexen bid
http://www.theglobeandmail.com/report-on-business/international-business/us-business/cnooc-nexen-deal-faces-more-heat-in-us/article4450643/?service=mobile

Nexen started in 1969 under the name "Canadian Occidental Petroleum Ltd.", aka CanOxy, and was 80% owned by Occidental Petroleum, a Los Angeles-based oil company.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nexen
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Subject: but Russia has no right to arrest those singers mocking a Christian Church?

Shocking Video: Americans Arrested Violently at the Jefferson Memorial -- for Dancing
http://pewlpit.com/2011/06/if-voting-made-any-difference-they-wouldnt-let-us-do-it-mark-twain/

So now the Jefferson Memorial is a "protected area" per the Patriot Act?
Mark Twain stated that "if voting made any difference they wouldn't let us do it"!! Even then voting was a farce
becky
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Subject: Coming to Canada

Former Marine Brandon Raub Sentenced To Up To 30 Days In Psych Ward Over Facebook Posts
http://www.businessinsider.com/former-marine-brandon-raub-is-being-held-in-a-psychiatric-ward-over-facebook-posts-about-911-2012-8
John W. Whitehead, president of The Rutherford Institute, said the following: "For government officials to not only arrest Brandon Raub for doing nothing more than exercising his First Amendment rights but to actually force him to undergo psychological evaluations and detain him against his will goes against every constitutional principle this country was founded upon. This should be a wake-up call to Americans that the police state is here."

NDAA - POLICE STATE - AMERICA''S NEW WAY OF LIFE .
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=b1lhaFA-lr8
The United States government has passed the National Defence Authorization Act (NDAA) which many people say could turn the USA into a police state. And Canada has signed a, "Canada-U.S. perimeter security pact," which makes one wonder: Could Canadian citizens face arrest under the NDAA since this pact is called "Beyond Borders?"
This video link describes the seriousness of this NDAA.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=b1lhaFA-lr8
Ron Paul Moves To Repeal NDAA Police State Provisions
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Xs04CGyFyUU

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http://graysinfo.blogspot.ca/2012/02/coincidence-or-planned-political.html
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From: Stephanie McDowell (Nanaimo B.C.)
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Subject: Foreign influence in our elections? Winnipeg Free Press

"In fact, the group is so unhappy that last week it called for a public inquiry to look at the enforcement standards and practices of the commissioner of elections for the last 15 years."

"Democracy Watch has been critical of Elections Canada for years, often because
Elections Canada is relatively secretive about complaints it receives and the investigations it does of those complaints."
http://www.winnipegfreepress.com:80/opinion/columnists/foreign-influence-in-our-elections-166728566.html
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Subject: Julian Assange's Directed History
http://thedailybell.com/4194/Julian-Assanges-Directed-History
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Subject: Katrina and the Causes of Global Warming
My studies have led me to at least question the naturalness of these disasters

"Technology will make available, to the leaders of major nations, techniques for conducting secret warfare, of which only a bare minimum of the security forces need be appraised... Techniques of weather modification could be employed to produce prolonged periods of drought or storm." (Zbigniew Brzezinski, Former National Security Adviser, Between Two Ages, Greenwood Publishing Group, 1992)

"If the chaos, including Global Warming, is being driven by misguided humans then it can be stopped in an instant. (Note: scalar technology includes earthquakes, climate control, and volcanic eruptions, airplane crashes, and individual death, and mind control - see Begich, "Earth Rising", scalar technology can also be used for peaceful means when not weaponized) The Weather Wars can end when the designers of our world that propose the use of weather wars (Brzezinski for one) are exposed and their power taken away. "
http://www.tribalmessenger.org/headlines/8-31-05-global-warming.htm
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Subject: The science of crop circles..
http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=c8oe2eksBj0#!

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From: Larry Kazdan
To: letters@freepress.mb.ca, opinion@brandonsun.com
Subject: Letter to Editor re: Federal cuts threaten public safety, warn unions for prison, border guards, Jim Bronskill, Aug. 17

Re: Federal cuts threaten public safety, warn unions for prison, border guards, Jim Bronskill, Aug. 17
http://www.winnipegfreepress.com/canada/unions-say-cuts-threaten-public-safety-want-more-information-dialogue-166452016.html

Federal cuts to border and prison services not only threaten the personal safety of Canadians, but also their prospects for economic security. Lower government spending means a reduction in aggregate demand that will lead to a spiral of ever increasing unemployment, just as it has in Europe. Back in 1932, John Maynard Keynes wrote: "The voices which­in such a conjuncture­tell us that the path of escape is to be found in strict economy and in refraining, wherever possible, from utilizing the world's potential production, are the voices of fools and madmen." It is time to wrench the wheel out of the hands of misguided politicians steering us onto the rocks.

Footnote:

Keynes quote:
Some of the 20 are now rats deserting the sinking ship

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From: "S Booiman"
Subject: Fw: cost of bilingualism

Printed in the Peace Arch News today.

From: S Booiman
Sent: Friday, August 17, 2012 2:05 PM
To: Peace Arch News Editor
Subject: cost of bilingualism

August 17, 2012,

The Editor,

Soon it is back to school and many students will hit the books to learn French, a language they
never will fully comprehend enough to pass federal examination. With that information very
few tax-payers look at the cost for Canada to be “so-called� bilingual; A bilingualism that favours
all those that live or have a heritage French back ground. Confirmed by the hiring in Ottawa for senior
positions, largely handed to French speaking that learned English for economic advantage. The
first response will be “racist�, but step back look at the numbers. Since 1969 the federal
government used $ 1.2 trillion to enforce French directed through the Office of Official Languages,
a bureaucracy of which 3/4 of the staff is French speaking, being located in Gatineau Quebec.
in the meantime not providing the same services for those in need to learn English. Recently the
Commissioner of Official Languages announced that he will spend $ 90.000 to send spies to Canadian
airports to hear if travellers are well served in French. Airports that are largely run by private enterprises.
Consider that money, spent over some 42 years, could have done for something like health care, available
to all

Suan.H. Booiman, White Rock

ALL WHO SEND IN LTEsS ARE ENCOURAGED TO SEND THEM TO THE D.D. - 'specially if you make a HIT as Suan did.
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