Thursday, September 06, 2012

Daily Digest September 6, 2012 030


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

OPINION AND INFORMATION
_____CANADA

Charest stepped down too soon
         Where will Jean Charest land?
Quebec's election results will put Harper's temperament, shrewdness to serious tests
         Narrow PQ victory no threat to national unity
Harper shouldn't take PQ bait
         For Harper, a PQ government in Quebec is just fine
Marois should take some cues from Stephen Harper
         Pauline Marois' reaction to shooting shows she has the poise and cool demeanour of a leader
A minority will bind the PQ agenda
         How Pauline Marois can navigate the narrow straits of a minority government
The PQ's secessionist agenda cost it a parliamentary majority
         The PQ's coming double-dare
Province has own common sense revolution
         Our brains want certainty about the Montreal shooting
Economy matters in La Belle Province
         It's Ontario's chance to play Captain Canada as Quebec takes a separatist turn
Do McGuinty Liberals deserve a majority? Thursday's byelections will tell
         Reasons not to vote Liberal in Thursday's byelections
Is Clark shuffling deck chairs on the Titanic?
         Conservatives, labour movement set to rumble
CRTC investigating Harper Tories for failing to adhere to do-not-call list
         O'Malley: CRTC to Conservative Party: Don't Call Them, Maybe?
PQ election victory means change, not separation, Harper tells business leaders
         NDP reaffirms '50 plus one' enough for Quebec secession talks
Liberal motion prompts NDP defence of bare majority for Quebec secession talks
         Oops: Alberta politician mistakenly targeted by U.S. attack ad
Mahjoub security certificate may be linked to torture, Day says
         Torso in suitcase belongs to Guang Hua L
Mulcair rallies NDP to prepare to form governmentral
         Wall has had talks with PM Ottawa's approach to a PQ Quebec?
More stick than carrot

Former A-G Plant to lead B.C. legal team in Northern Gateway hearings
         Canada not an 'energy superpower': report
Dismissing 'key' evidence against Sona
         Liberals feel the squeeze from NDP, Conservatives
Third time's the charm: Liberals set to lay out latest leadership race rules
         Mulcair targets seats in the Atlantic provinces
Buried report on Copenhagen embassy sugg
         Canada among 'most improved' in anti-bribery enforcement: report
Scotiabank In China Influences Harper On Nexen: Corporate Canada
         Ontario woman starring in U.S. election ad warning of dangers in Canadian-style health care
Finley blames faulty facts for EI fears
         . Kitchener-Waterloo byelection goes down to the wire
Ontario Liberals push to get vote out in Kitchener-Waterloo by-election
         NDP text message campaign draws ire of at least one sleepy voter
Ottawa must pursue more than just economic links with Asia, study urges
         Harper heads to Russia to talk trade
Budget watchdog to detail impact of government cutbacks
         Marois declares PQ priorities as Charest resigns
Quebec Liberals face uncertain future as Charest leaves party with no successor
         Marois mistakenly calls herself Quebec's 'head of state' ­ an increasingly popular error for the province's politicians
Few breakthroughs or surprises for any party in Quebec election
         Montreal shooting suspect 'sick, but never, never violent'
Election night shooting suspect was keen to expand his Laurentian fishing camp
         Vic Toews hexes job posting for prison witch in B.C.
Marcus Gee: Toronto Mayor Ford only has himself to blame
         Talks between doctors and Ontario government restart
New cabinet to 'keep life affordable for families'
         Premier refuses to budge on wages
Shock over Alison Redford's travel bills
         No more free booze or first-class flights, Redford tells politicians and public servants
Alberta government expense reports will be posted online: Redford
         Filipino wife of Canadian man among 4 suspected in his murder
American wanted in Stanley Cup riot busted at border
         Prince Edward to visit Hamilton for ceremony at Canadian Warplane Heritage Museum
Welcome to My Class
         Premier Shuffles a Thinning Deck
Is Trap the New Dubstep?
         VIDEO: A (Very) Short Film About Trail Running
BCTF hopeful about former teacher as Education Minister
         Cabinet shuffle may spur changes to local elections
BC cabinet 'renewal' returns several ministers


         On the path to a nuclear-free world

Arctic promises and protection melting away Read Island Tides online
        The ins-and-outs of the Green Party of Canada s convention in Sidney, BC.Read Island Tides online
St phane Dion s proportional vote proposal Read Island Tides online
        Call for open Trans-Pacific Partnership process Read Island Tides online |


INDIA SEARCHES FOR POTASH IN CANADA
         "VICTIMS ARE SPENDING MONEY IN PURSUIT OF NON-EXISTENT JOBS"

_____FOREIGN AFFAIRS
Citizens for Legitimate Government (CLG):
Bill Clinton officially nominates Obama at Democratic National Convention
         Transcript: Bill Clinton's Democratic Convention Speech
Transcript: Elizabeth Warren's Democratic Convention Speech
         Poland provides answers for CIA prisons probe
Marines arrested in assault on Calif. gay man
         Nuclear accident burns two people --
Pentagon launches website to track radiation exposure after Japan quake
         Israeli airstrike on central Gaza Strip kills 3 Palestinians
Democrats reinstate Jerusalem language in party platform --
         Phony populism from a party of corporate America


Common Dreams:
Tom Hayden: Saving Obama, Saving Ourselves
         Warren Tells Romney: "No. Corporations Are Not People"
Obama's Five Rules for Covert Drone Strikes
         Green Groups: Keystone XL Reroute No Fix; We Need Clean Energy

'Catastrophe': Critics Slam Neoliberal Plan for Privatized Cities in Honduras
         Report Reveals Widespread CIA Torture Alongside Gaddafi's Libya
Greek Riot Police Face Protest... from Anti-Austerity Police Officers


Information Clearing House:
What is the world's most powerful and violent "ism"? http://www.informationclearinghouse.info/article32370.htm
        US Complicit in Israel War Plans for Iran http://www.informationclearinghouse.info/article32363.htm
Next Stop Syria and then Iran Video Wesley Clark the neocon plan http://www.informationclearinghouse.info/article29129.htm
        CNN AND State-sponsored TV News must bear closer examination. http://www.informationclearinghouse.info/article32364.htm  
Democrats and U.S. Labor Delusional About Latin Americab http://www.informationclearinghouse.info/article32365.htm
        Phony Populism from a Party of Corporate America http://www.informationclearinghouse.info/article32366.htm
Corporate Cash Helps Fuel Democratic Convention Despite Pledges http://www.informationclearinghouse.info/article32367.htm
         Hundreds of Afghan soldiers detained, sacked for insurgent links: http://is.gd/jWJxOT
Press outlets protest Manning trial secrecy: http://is.gd/LdCRTE
        Jose Padilla to get new sentencing date: http://is.gd/3WynWq
More On Jose Padilla: What everyone should know about Jose Padilla http://is.gd/kinvQK
         Obama's Constitution http://www.informationclearinghouse.info/article32368.htm
Secret Romney's Fortune? : Greed, Debt and Forcing Others http://www.democracynow.org/2012/8/30/matt_taibbi_the_secret_to_mitt
        Record 46 Million Americans on Food Stamps: fully 15 percent of th
Drone kills another 5 people in Yemen: http://is.gd/W5SXwpOur Kill List President:
        Obama won't talk about drones: http://is.gd/eb4bFw
Drone "blowback" is real : Op-Ed http://www.salon.com/2012/09/05/drone_blowback_is_real/
        US Covering Up Torture  http://www.informationclearinghouse.info/article32372.htm
Democratic Leaders Undermine Israeli-Palestinian Peace  Procedureshttp://www.informationclearinghouse.info/article32375.htm
        Will the GOP Steal America's 2012 Election? http://www.informationclearinghouse.info/article32376.htm
Who is held to account for deaths by drone in Yemen?: http://is.gd/oyzDGU
        US preparing case against WikiLeak's Assange: http://is.gd/FFuio5
Glenn Greenwald: Obama campaign brags about its whistleblower persecutions: http://is.gd/nLve9M

Saudi Arabia Will Cease to be an Oil Exporter by 2030: http://www.informationclearinghouse.info/article32362.htm
         Militants kill 4 Russian soldiers in Caucasus: http://is.gd/tMlKau
Three killed in Iraq attacks: http://uk.news.yahoo.com/three-dead-iraq-attacks-155729869.html
        Syrian "rebels" blow up hospital in Homs: - Video - http://is.gd/vfTjgt
Syria "rebels" claim to have shot down fighter jet: Video http://is.gd/NTtfi6
        Life Normal in Central Aleppo as Rebels Battered: http://is.gd/zbc4Wp
Lebanon can "drown" in Syria bloodshed, says PM urging unity: - http://is.gd/3kREcb
        Egypt president calls for 'change' in Syria: ttp://is.gd/nXMxCl
Erdogan: Israeli attack on Iran could cause apocalypse: http://is.gd/fQP53g
        An Israeli strike won't delay Iran's nuclear weapons program. It will start it.: http://is.gd/kNgnpD
French judges seek Arafat exhumation: http://is.gd/o70OZq
         Israel: 'Jesus is a monkey' daubed on Jerusalem monastery wall: http://is.gd/eVpVRL
Canada: Shooting at Quebec rally leaves one dead: http://is.ge American population http://is.gd/IQC5GR
        Putin Warns West's Syria Policy could Backfire http://www.informationclearinghouse.info/article32373.htm
How U.S. and Saudi Backing of Al Qaeda Led to 9/11  http://www.informationclearinghouse.info/article32374.htm
        Russia Warns Against Attacking Iran  http://www.informationclearinghouse.info/article32377.htm
Iran Says it Treats Israeli Military Threats as American  http://www.informationclearinghouse.info/article32378.htm
        Iraq: How the CIA Says It Blew It On Saddam's WMD http://www.informationclearinghouse.info/article32369.htm
Why Desmond Tutu is Right About Bush & Blair. http://www.informationclearinghouse.info/article32371.htm
        France giving aid to rebel-held Syrian cities:http://is.gd/C8ZJvA
Turkish jets hit Syria militant areas: http://is.gd/aNJDCz
        US Senators Warn Iraq over Iran Shipments to Syria: http://is.gd/7cJccG
Iraq: U.S. Must Show Proof of Iranian Arms Flights: http://is.gd/wzk5n0
        Senior security official killed in Iraq: http://en.trend.az/regions/met/iraq/2062406.html
Palestinians slipping deeper into poverty -UN: http://is.gd/vGpN4t
         Palestinians criticize Democrats' Jerusalem stance:http://is.gd/GbaPXd
Prevalence of malnutrition in southern Afghanistan 'shocking': http://is.gd/NxSnSo
         US-backed opposition devises plots to destabilize Venezuela: http://is.gd/bAbvkP
Venezuelan Opposition Prepares for Non-Recognition of Chavez Victory: http://venezuelanalysis.com/analysis/7234

Blackmail?
If Obama comes through with promised assurances, 'Israel will not attack Iran' - TV report: Israel will not attack Iran this year, provided that President Barack Obama sets out his "red lines" and offers certain other promised assurances to Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu at a meeting between the two tentatively scheduled for Thursday, September 27, Israeli TV reported Thursday.
Epoch Times Daily Newsletter:
Protests Flare Over Communist 'Brainwashing' in Hong Kong Read more
        Crunch Time at European Central Bank Read more
Middle-Class America at Risk Read more
        Venetians Feel Squeeze of Mass Tourism  Read more
Chinese Regime's Next Leader Suddenly Cancels Clinton Meeting Read more
        BP Slammed by US for 'Culture of Corporate Recklessness' Read more
One Dead in Shooting During Quebec Election Rally . Read more
        GM Rice Study Used Chinese Children as 'Guinea Pigs' Read more

Clinton Visit Focuses on China's Territorial Disp Read more
        China's Organ Trafficking Crackdown Increases Forced Organ Harvesting Read more



The European Union Times:
3 Tons of Food Looted From Grocery Stores In Spain As Millions Struggle Source
Related posts: 12 million Apple iOS users' data spied by FBI Source
Related posts: Separatists win Quebec elections, shots fired during speech, 1 dead, gunman detained Source 1 and Source 2
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JEUDI 6 SEPTEMBRE 2012
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18h47 - Victime attentat · Marois souhaite des funérailles civiques
        Pauline Marois aimerait que Denis Blanchette, la victime de l'attentat de mardi, obtienne des funérailles civiques. Agence QMI
15h37 - Bloc québécois · Plus présent que jamais, promet son chef
        À la suite de l'élection d'un gouvernement péquiste à Québec, le Bloc québécois se donne pour mission de faire en sorte que les         partis politiques fédéraux prennent position par rapport aux revendications du gouvernement québécois. Agence QMI
14h36 - La CAQ veut élever le débat en chambre · Legault réunit son caucus à Québec
        Les 19 députés de la Coalition avenir Québec ont été réunis pour la première fois en caucus à l'Assemblée nationale. Agence 
14h06 - Succession de Charest · Les aspirants se multiplient
        Raymond Bachand, Pierre Moreau, Lise Thériault, Yves Bolduc et Pierre Paradis n'excluent pas de prendre part à la       course. Agence QMI
12h39 - PLC · Le prochain chef connu en avril 2013
        La course à la direction du Parti libéral du Canada (PLC) sera officiellement lancée le 14 novembre prochain, mais il faudra    patienter encore huit mois avant de connaître le nom du prochain chef. Agence QMI
03h22 - Attentat aux élections · La nouvelle fait le tour du monde
        L'attentat pendant le discours de victoire de Marois est devenu un événement planétaire. JDM
03h15 - Élection du PQ · Les anglos rassurés par le mandat minoritaire
        «Ça va réveiller le Parti libéral qui n'a pas fait son travail.» JDM
03h10 - Élections · Barrette tire sa révérence
        Le président de la FMSQ quittera la vie publique à la fin de son mandat actuel. JDM
03h05 - Conflit étudiant · Aucune raison de continuer la grève
        Des centaines d'étudiants collégiaux et universitaires ont voté hier pour un retour en classe. JDM
Moins de Canadiens dépendent du prochain chèque de paie
Une manifestation silencieuse pour l'unité
Baird allonge la liste des Syriens qui ne peuvent faire affaire avec le Canada

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From: "Serge Crespy"
Subject: NEIL ARMSTRONG

Dear Joe:
 
My condolances to the astronaut Neil Armstrong's Family.   Although the media has been informed that Neil Armstrong will have a burial at sea and an undisclosed location, I beg to differ with such a report.   Neil Armstrong will be in 'cold-storage' until he is eventually transported to the Moon and becomes the first (being the first man on the moon) buried in a grave with a U.S. marker, on the Moon.   This is beyond sure!
 
With Sincerest Best Wishes, I remain;
 
Serge Crespy,
Collingwood, Ontario

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From: "Brian D. Marlatt"
Subject: Allan Gregg » 1984 in 2012 ­ The Assault on Reason
             http://allangregg.com/?p=80

"Those who can make you believe absurdities can make you commit atrocities" – Voltaire

In his novel 1984, George Orwell paints a portrait of a nightmarish future where rights that we now take for granted – the freedom of assembly, speech and to trial – have all been suspended. Acceptance of this totalitarian state is justified by the interests of stability and order, and by the needs a perpetual war. But what makes 1984 endure where other dystopian novels have been forgotten is that Orwell removed one more right that is even more unimaginable in a modern context – the right to think.

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From: Mahmood Elahi
To: <fpletters@nationalpost.com>
Subject: Quebec already enjoys sovereignty and separation will propel Canada toward union with the United States

The Editor
Financial Times
Quebec already enjoys sovereignty and separation will propel Canada toward union with the United States
Re Editorial: "The PQ's coming double-dare," by William Watson (Sept. 6).
With its own prime minister, National Assembly, flag and set of laws, Quebec is already sovereign without separating from Canada (it only lacks its own currency and armed forces). Sometimes, Quebec is compared with Scotland with its own parliament and the Scottish Nationalist Party (SNP) dedicated to take Scotland out of the United Kingdom. However, the people of Scotland have shown little interest in leaving the union despite electing the SNP.
By giving "Prime Minister" Pauline Marois the slimmest minority government, the people of Quebec have allowed PQ to govern without any mandate to hold referendum for separation. However, Prof. Watson has raised another interesting point when he writes: "At the same time, many more Canadians ... probably feel that if Quebecers don't consider themselves at home in Canada and are willing to risk the upheaval separation will bring, well, enough with the serial blackmail, just let them go." But they seem not to realize that Quebec's separation will reverse the historical process that led to the transformation of Canada from an overwhelmingly French-speaking country to a predominantly English-speaking one.
It may be recalled that after the British conquest of Canada in 1759, the colonial governor Sir Guy Carleton believed Canada would always remain a French-speaking nation. "Europeans who migrate," he asserted, "will never prefer the cold inhospitable winter of Canada to the more cheerful climate ... of His Majesty's southern provinces. So, barring tragedy shocking to think of, this country must, to the end of time, be peopled by the French-Canadian race." This was not to be. Within a decade and half, came a crowd of American royalists driven into exile by revolutionary upheavals in their own country. They were North America's first political refugees who fled to Canada to escape persecution in the hands of so-called Patriots.
Influx of New England royalists, known as the United Empire Loyalists, signalled the transformation of Canada. It could no longer be contended that Canada would remain French to the end of time. A substantial and growing population of Anglo-American stock had been planted in Quebec and areas next to it what was to become Ontario. This triggered a process in which the francophones became a minority in the country founded by them.
Quebec's separation, beside splintering Canada, will reverse the historical process and bring into focus the great commonalities that exist between His Majesty's former southern provinces and Her Majesty's present northern provinces: their common British colonial roots, the English language they share and their close economic relations. After Quebec's separation, the English-speaking parts of North America will look line an organic whole with artificial boundaries between them increasingly anachronistic. As a result, we might see the emergence of a giant English-speaking federation surrounding Quebec from all sides.
Although Quebec may be able to better protect its French language and culture as an independent nation, its economic dependence on the giant federation would be so great that it might be obliged to seek some form of integration with the North American super federation. Surely, Quebec is not leaving Canada only to seek re-admission to a far bigger entity where its voice would be further muted!
Finally, another word of history may be in order. It may be recalled that when on March 29, 1867, the British North America Act received royal assent and "one Dominion under the name of Canada" remained only to be proclaimed on July 1, it was not clear how the Americans would regard the forced marriage of the former colonies. The American government believed it was their "destiny" to expand from tropic to pole in the Western Hemisphere. On the same day the British North America Act received royal assent, the United States purchased Alaska from Russia, thus defining its northern frontier. Was Confederation merely a preparation for annexation? The question was germane in 1867 --- and it remains so today.
MAHMOOD ELAHI

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From: Ron Thornton
Subject: Re: Daily Digest September 5, 2012 030

Hi Joe:

You asked us about what to do when you confront someone invading your home. I suggest the home invader risks harm, even death. To put it simply, if you get the chance you end the threat...and kill the bastard. Unlike tv or the movies, we don't get a "do over", there is no alternative dream sequence to the reality we face. If you had the chance to kill the invader but did not take it, and in failing to do so one of your loved ones pays the price, what would you think then? This is a no brainer, whether the law is a total ass or not.

By the way, I like the clarity in the new format. It makes it much easier to go through the lineup. Just as long as the 3000 word submissions are eliminated things would be swell.

Thanks,
Ron Thornton

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From: Rene Moreau <rene.a.moreau@gmail.com>

To Joe;
From Rene Moreau (416-489-8347)
re; Coming to Ontario, OHIP changes in 2013.
     ( no emergency medical procedures after 75 unless permission is given by a review board which only meets a few times a week. We have worked all our lives and this is the thanks we get...Our government at work. This applies even if you have extra medical coverage

   This article in this edition, doesn't mention another point, but it might play a part in the argument
Among those who keep themselves in shape physically and nutritionally and mentally, ' 70 is the new 55', eh? 5 years later
they are expendable? Give us a break!

   The Indian tribes of North America, and others as well, used their old folks as the keepers of the history, their data base, if you will.
Currently our electronic data bases become redundant every 5 or 10 years, bad for history keeping, right?

So now we just warehouse them in nursing home with locked doors and guarantee that they can only go down-hill from here.

   Yes, some have lived too long at 65 because of life choices made, but  cutting help off at 75, across the board, is a bit extreme, n'est-ce pas?

  Could all this be because old folks remember  history and the other times when folks were being scammed, with wars, depressions, slavery, crooked government and business-types?  The New World order would not like that, eh?

                                                               Rene Moreau (416-489-8347)  

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From: Rebecca Gingrich
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Subject: OHIP changes

OHIP letter a hoax: Orazietti
http://www.saultstar.com/2012/07/30/ohip-letter-a-hoax-orazietti

Joe--this is what was written about the OHIP article posted on the DD.  I have no doubt that this is in the works and may have been written to test the reaction of people.  McLiar is the evil that controls the province and hopefully people will wake up.  The teachers cutbacks is just another step of McLiars total control of all of us.  I have never belonged to a union so am not defending unions in this debacle but we have to remember how governments of all levels work--first they come for one group and then they come for everyone--I have no doubt that soon we will be paying taxes to keep the entitled in the manner to which they have become accustomed and the rest of us are on our own.  Little by little our governments are destroying us and our life. 

becky
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Subject: guess this helps keep the MR 'wars' going???

Joe--I never even suspected this--I was reading comments in an article and someone posted that we sell arms to Saudi Arabia--can't believe what idiots we are.
becky

Canadian arms sales 2007-09 top $1.4B
http://www.cbc.ca/news/politics/story/2011/03/11/pol-arms-sales.html

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From: "Serge Crespy"

Hi, Joe:
Happy to hear that "GOD" has made a come-back with the U.S. Democrats; now, it can be said that Barack Obama is one of "GOD'S Chosen People!".
Jerusalem the Capital of Israel?; definitely! ..... There is ample acreage in Jerusalem for Palestinians to have a "Capital within a Capital". "One GOD for All" and keeping the "Peace" is what it's all about ...... and winning elections, of-course.
Best Wishes,

Serge Crespy
Collingwood, Ontario

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Subject: The Latest from Impolitical
From: Impolitical <impolitic@rogers.com>

Posted: 05 Sep 2012 04:17 PM PDT
First up, Dominic LeBlanc makes some news while attending the Liberal caucus meetings in Montebello: "Trudeau, LeBlanc front runner prospective candidates in Liberal leadership race."
"I've thought long and hard, as a number of other people have I'm sure, about whether I'm the best person at this time to assume the leadership of the party, at a time when it's never been at a weaker point in its history," said Mr. LeBlanc, who since 2000 has represented the New Brunswick riding his father held while serving in the government of Mr. Trudeau's father, the late former prime minister Pierre Trudeau.
"I have talked to people across the country who've encouraged me to run. I think the party desperately wants a new generation of leadership. I think the party has to come to terms with the fact that if somebody wants to seek the leadership they have to be bilingual," Mr. LeBlanc told the journalists. "I think some of these things are a given, and I think the experience I have, and friends I've made in the party, would make my candidacy an interesting one to a number of people."
But he cautioned: "I need to come to a rather serene understanding if I'm prepared to say that the next 10 or 15 years of my life will be occupied exclusively with the pursuit of the rebuilding of the party and an election victory, and hopefully leading the next generation of majority Liberal government."

I mean, if brothers Ed and David Miliband can both run for Labour party leader in the UK, is this so far fetched? Not at all. It would be an encouraging development.

Also on the news front, Paul Summerville of Victoria, B.C., former candidate for a national Liberal party executive position, has confirmed publicly that he is gathering signatures for the Liberal nomination in the coming Victoria by-election. Paul has been active in the Victoria association and is authoring compelling economic thinking that is worth noting. Best of luck to him!

Also big news, of course, Jean Charest's departure as Liberal leader in Quebec. That came a little sooner than I thought it would but it is completely understandable. Turning a page, he said, which sounds like he's done with politics.

There is also some party leadership rule speculation going around but until it's official, will leave that be for the moment.
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Quebec election morning after

Posted: 05 Sep 2012 04:21 AM PDT
What a tremendously shocking incident at the PQ victory rally last night. To see a death at a political rally, other gun injuries and a fire set...that's a truly shaking thing for Canadians.

And what an incredibly close result. Notably, just 0.7% separated the PQ's lead at 31.9% over the Liberals at 31.2%. The CAQ ended up with 27.1%. The PQ end up with 54 seats, the Liberals 50, the CAQ 19 and Quebec Solidaire 2. Pauline Marois has a very weak minority government to work with which will hem in her mandate, including on that separatism question. That is good news indeed.

What to say about Jean Charest? Here's a clip that says a lot:

In the face of such protest, he isn't fazed and makes a point of saying everyone should vote. Enough said. Didn't give up all weekend either, reportedly giving barn burner speeches to the end. No doubt there were those who took note over the weekend as they were mulling over their final decision. A lesson for pols - and everyone, really - not to give up.

The results have earned him and his party time to decide what's best. The closeness could mean an election in the near future and judging by his performance, I'd say there will be some who will urge him to stay. Things will be worse politically? Worse than they were this time? With a PQ record that will be in issue? Interesting times ahead.

(See also: Harper's statement. That statement be tight, y'all!)

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From: The Natroses

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Solution, only one folks - We need a new party, a new leader willing to deal with the facts, the truth for a change. We need a real fiscally conservative, common sense leader/party…. Things need to be cut, reduced and eliminated in all government. Government is too big, intrusive, and they are accumulating too much debt, year after year after year. That's right lets get cutting non essential services, expensive waste (bilingualism, multiculturalism, rights departments…)…the charter, CBC, all sorts of big government BS. The future is at stake here and no one is willing to deal with this, how sad, how pathetic, all of you clowns in government and mainstream media. "

Don't know whether to laugh or cry when one is advocating a form of anti-statism ideology and governance model, that sure to be another disaster since the dawn of mankind. In Wikipedia, anti-statism is defined as: "
Anti-statism is a term describing opposition to state intervention into personal, social, and economic affairs. [1] Anti-statist views may reject the state completely as well as rulership in general (e.g., anarchism), they may wish to reduce the size and scope of the state to a minimum (e.g.,minarchism), or they may advocate a stateless society as a distant goal (e.g., Marxism). "
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Anti-statism



National-Anarchism? Perhaps? http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/National_anarchism

What is probably closer to the views of the above quote supplied by a DD poster, is Anarcho-capitalism, another form of anti-statism. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Anarcho-capitalism

Combining the two, allows a person to justified their stances on ideology and dogma, completely ignoring the facts, the truths, and the realities of the day.

That said, the preferred option is what Robert Gauthier has stated - " Under the circumstances, both Countries should work to together, let bygones be bygones, and roll up our sleeves, count our huge blessings as inhabitants of North America, and get on with moving forward. It's unfortunate that bigots exist, and there seems to be no shortage of them (us), but co-existence is not the end of the world...unless we choose to make it so."

But must be stress, as Rene has stressed - boned up on our knowledge, education and learning, on the ways and methods of those who don't have the best interests for mankind, especially the ones with political and economic capital and powers to treat mankind as pawns.

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When the financial corporate world can convince some of the human race that 'Trust us we know what we're doing', and
the subject is the most nefarious games played, next to war, in history, it is time to get educated, fast, right?

Considering reading Nicholas Dunbar's The Devil's Derivatives, if you would know how the banks and money men can manipulate the common man's money and some not so common, to play in their orchestrated sand box, at great cost to the players and great profit to the gamers.

When higher maths, calculus and such can be used to insure against loss for those who live by gaming the hedging, short selling money, commodities markets, (like food, fuel, weather, and water and power, other peoples life insurance, stocks and bonds, world currencies, etc.) would this not turn on those who lust for wealth, great gobs of it?"

We are being manipulated, but one will never learn how if we don't understand the mathematics, the science and history behind the numbers, climate, governance structures, and the list goes on. How much do we need to know? The basics, but the basics is what is NOT taught in our schools. The basic knowledge to understand the world around us.

Today, I watched a video called -

YOU HAVE TO SEE IT FOR YOURSELF... caution
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ucawazomgGA&feature=related

A nice piece of added knowledge to put into the banks of minds, but what caught my attention at the end of the video - A Report to the President - Global 2000. What the man said, the report published in the year 1980, predicted that there would be zero growth for the white population in the 21st century, and to counter it, is to go to Africa for resources that United States would need.

Come again, and I undertook the search for the report. Believe it or not, the report has been removed from the research documents sites. "In early August we discovered that sensitive personally identifiable information appeared in some full text documents contained in the ERIC collection. Specifically, social security numbers and other highly sensitive information were found in multiple documents and in a way that could not easily be isolated. For that reason, we had to temporarily disable access to many full text documents."
http://www.eric.ed.gov/PDFS/ED188935.pdf

In Wikipedia - "The Global 2000 Report to the President was released in 1980 by the Council on Environmental Quality and the United States Department of State. It was commissioned by President Jimmy Carter on May 23, 1977, and was directed by Gerald O. Barney. It was based on data collected by different institutions. This data and information was used incomputer models to make projections for the future based on trends for the next decades. The study was translated into German in the same year of its publication. An additional report under the title "Global Future: Time to Act" was published 1981.

This is the second study after The Limits to Growth that started discussion about possible future trends such as global warming, energy scarcity, explosive human population growth, plant and fauna species eradication [ clarification needed], genetic diversity extinction [ clarification needed], and a global economic system based on unlimited wants in contrastEarth's finite resources, etc. [ citation needed]

It concluded with:
If present trends continue, the world in 2000 will be more crowded, and more vulnerable to disruption than the world we live in now. Serious stresses involving population, resources, and environment are clearly visible ahead. Despite greater material output, the worlds people will be poorer in many ways than they are today."
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Global_2000_Report_to_the_President

"Editions of the Global 2000 Report to the [US] President

The Global 2000 Report to the [US] President is the first so far the only global environmental/developmental study prepared by a national government for its head of state (President Jimmy Carter, in this case). Global 2000 study is based on the integration of a number of sector-specific projections, such as food, energy, population, and environment, most of which were prepared by US Government agencies.

As the study director, I can say that the Global 2000 report was possible only because of the contributions of many people, especially the core study team members: Russell Ambroziak, Samuel Baum, Donald Bogue, John Boland, Patricia L. Cahn, Robert Cahn, Nicholas Carter, Ned Dearborn, Walter Dupree, Peter Freeman, Richard Hennemuth, Fred Howard, Judith Johnson, John Kammerer, Walter Langbein, Jeffrey M. Maclure, Allan Matthew, Alan C. More, Patrick O'Brien, John Pearson, Jennifer Robinson, Bruce Ross-Sheriff, Ken Sherfey, Peter VanderWerf, and Louise Neely.

Political leadership was also important and included Charles Warren (succeeded by Gus Speth), Patsy Mink (succeeded by Thomas Pickering), Story Shem, George Bennsky, Lindsey Grant, Dolores Gregory, Donald King, and Lee Talbot.

Global 2000 sold 1.5 million copies in nine languages and had much influence. The original English and some of the translations are provided below as PDF files."
http://www.geraldbarney.com/G2000Page.html

Guess what? Who was the players behind the report? The usual assortment of the private corporate players. "In 1976, while I was the head of the Environmental and Population Programs at the Rockefeller Brothers Fund, we received a proposal from an industry group wanting to pull together solutions to all the nations environmental problems and thereby end the distracting national debate over environmental issues that was slowing U.S. industrial expansion.

I had reservations about this proposal for many reasons, but focused on the need to develop first an environmental agenda so that the solutions industry proposed would address the issues environmental leaders thought were the key environmental issues.

After consultation with the large membership environmental and population groups, we decided to proceed with the project. It was then six months to the day until we had a book written, edited, printed, and were holding an all-day press conference in the Caucus Room of the U.S. House of Representatives. The book­ The Unfinished Agenda: The Citizen's Policy Guide to Environmental Issues­was released just before President Jimmy Carter took office and was helpful in shaping environmental policy at the outset of Carter Administration."
http://www.geraldbarney.com/RBF_Page.html

In the 2000 report revisited, about 1993 or so - "We at the MILLENNIUM INSTITUTE also believe that the entry into the 21st century and the new millennium needs to be understood as an anniversary of Earth, an anniversary in which all nations, cultures and faith traditions participate. The 1999-2001 period must be a time when five billion of us humans give up old, 20th century ways of thinking and living; change to a new time and a new purpose; and then start toward the humane and sustainable future that we can all share.

The MILLENNIUM INSTITUTE is nurturing a worldwide network of individuals and organizations that are planning to use the 1999-2001 period to encourage a major shift in human attitudes and institutional goals, a shift toward a sustainable future. We hope the spiritual leaders at the Parliament will join the planet-wide effort.

Beyond these institutional reasons for our participation in the Parliament, my colleagues and I feel an urgent need for a more substantive dialogue between "secular" issue experts and spiritual leaders of all faith traditions. There are many pressing issues that need thoughtful, holistic attention, integrating both the spiritual perspective and the secular or scientific perspective. Such integrated work is difficult because of limited trust and respect on both sides."
http://www.bibliotecapleyades.net/sociopolitica/esp_sociopol_depopu14a.htm#Acknowledgments

Shades of Agenda 21, and what all of us are seeing in 2012. But what the industrious leaders of the political and economic spheres did not count on, and if they did, they severely underestimated the backlash and negative reactions of the ordinary citizens that walk the Earth. The video called You Have to See It For Yourself, is just one small piece of the backlash, connecting the historical past of humans to the realities of the 21st century. Truth and knowledge hidden from the peoples of the Earth, so we can remain as puppets - having our strings controlled by the political and economic powers of the globe. A report published in 1980, predicting high energy, food and housing prices. The economic and political powers certainly made that one true in every sense of the report. As well as environmental destruction, climate change, food production, and the need for resources, and all the blame is heaped upon the ordinary people of Earth.

It is time to educate ourselves, in the sciences, the mathematics, the political spheres, the sociology spheres, and the history. The PQ is in power for very good reasons, because the political powers of Canada has consistently undermined the historical connections to suit the agendas and interests of the political and economic powers. How does anyone get it into their head, that Canada was founded under British traditions and culture, and ergo everyone must speak English? And yet if one decided to travel history along the social-political spheres of knowledge, one will find that was one of the goals and aims of the political sphere according to the high social-status ranking of people in the political and business world of Canada. The Harper government is such a beast, constantly undermining the values and cultures of Canada, but has taken the next step where policy is formulated without the science.

"Last week was a painful one for me as two pieces of news came across the wires: one about the massacre of an Yanomami settlement in the Amazon, and the other about Obama green lighting Shell's drilling in the Arctic Ocean. Both are about resource wars that lead to killing­humans and/or animals, fast or slow, one to get gold, and the other to get oil."
http://www.commondreams.org//view/2012/09/05-11

"Things are beginning to quiet down in the pristine habitats. The combination of shrinking habitat and increasing human pandemonium have produced conditions under which the channels … necessary for creature survival are being completely overloaded. The voices of the wild in their purest states where no [human] noise is present are splendid symphonies."

But the wild natural world, comprised of vast areas not managed by humans, rarely exists now except in a few isolated places such as the Alaskan wilderness, the far Canadian north, Siberia, the pampas of Argentina and Uruguay, and the Brazilian Pantanal which are still rich with natural sound, he says.

"The fragile weave of natural sound is being torn apart by our seemingly boundless need to conquer the environment rather than to find a way to abide in consonance with it."
http://www.commondreams.org//view/2012/09/05-2


"The U.S. and its taxpayer money is doing its part in making the helicopter slaughters possible:

The American government has provided $250 million in nonlethal military assistance to South Sudan during the past several years. In May, the Garamba rangers said they had opened fire on four South Sudanese soldiers who had poached six elephant tusks. The rangers said they killed one soldier, though they did not seem to think too much about it. "I've killed too many people to count," said Alexi Tamoasi, a veteran ranger.

But the suspected helicopter poaching is something new."
http://www.commondreams.org//headline/2012/09/04-0

How about this one, to which is quite common in the news of the day. "For Canadians the answer is not much, according to Paul Ferley, assistant chief economist with Royal Bank of Canada. In a report to be released Wednesday, Mr. Ferley said food prices will rise by 3.5 per cent toward the end of 2012 and by up to 4 per cent in 2013.

Food prices climbed about 3.8 per cent in 2011 and by 1.4 per cent in 2010. While those increases look significant, Mr. Ferley said they will be manageable in part because food accounts for just 16 per cent of overall consumer spending and lower energy prices will provide some offset.

As a result, even with rising food costs, he expects overall inflation to remain below 2 per cent in 2012 and 2013."
http://www.theglobeandmail.com/report-on-business/economy/higher-food-prices-may-not-hurt-canadian-shoppers/article4519111/

One needs to understand the numbers, the missing information, the terms and what is defined, to understand the above is BS, but some will fall for it, accept it without questioning the underlying premises that almost always rests in political ideologies and dogma, to cover up the real truth and realities of 2012. Like the report to the President, Global 2000 published in 1980, to which the predictions comes with the dire warning to reform the attitudes of the average citizen walking this Earth, by forcing them to dropped their beliefs and faith value structures. The only master that is serve is the political and economic masters, where freedom of expression among many other civil rights and freedoms will no longer exist. Rights and freedoms granted by the whims of the State and in partnership with the global economic powers.

It releases the freedoms to make contradictory statements, based on ideology and dogma by the political and economic powers and often irrational with no form of logic behind it, because the citizens have been conditioned to accept the statements as the truth. Citizens accepting it, for various reasons but dare not question the person that is making the statements. Why? Fear and put in whatever the fear is _______________________.

Below, the mainstream media should be having fun with this one but are not questioning it. The mainstream media rather poke fun on the ordinary citizens who are committed the outrageous sin of putting a vegetable garden in their front yard, rather than mowing grass. " Nestlé Exec Says: GMOs Are Unnecessary, But Our Customers Demand Them
Read more: http://www.care2.com/causes/nestle-exec-says-gmos-are-unnecessary-but-our-customers-demand-them.html#ixzz25hrIdgM4




City Officials Are Waging a War on Gardens

http://articles.mercola.com/sites/articles/archive/2012/08/08/planting-vegetable-gardens.aspx

More importantly, it releases the regulatory regime of statism in all its colours and hues, inflicting upon the ordinary citizens the thou shall and thou shall not rules. This is what is upon us in the 21st century, and its time to undo it, by educating ourselves to the ways, methods and thinking of our political and economic powers, who never have had the best interests of citizens walking this Earth.

From the page of I F_ _ _ing Love Science ( just to get the curious mind thinking about numbers and science) The kind of stuff that is never mentioned by the political and economic powers, in fear ordinary citizens might decide to do something about the ongoing destruction of the environment and human lives.

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