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The DAILY DIGEST: INFORMATION and OPINION from ST. JOHN'S to VICTORIA.
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OPINION AND INFORMATION
>>>>HEADLINES ACROSS CANADA
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<http://www.nationalnewswatch.com/2013/10/14/throne-speech-to-rev-up-tory-campaign-engine/#.Ulx1z1Asl8E>Throne speech to rev up Tory campaign engine
<http://www.nationalnewswatch.com/2013/10/14/blackberry-issues-appeal-to-customers/>BlackBerry issues appeal to customers
<http://www.nationalnewswatch.com/2013/10/14/premier-designate-appoints-chief-of-staff/>NS Premier-designate appoints chief of staff
<http://www.nationalnewswatch.com/2013/10/14/feds-worried-transit-line-will-imperil-lab/>Feds worried transit line will imperil lab
<http://www.nationalnewswatch.com/2013/10/14/former-foreign-minister-faces-examination/#.Ulw08lAsl8E>Former foreign minister Cannon faces examination in Abdelrazik lawsuit
<http://www.nationalnewswatch.com/2013/10/14/inquest-to-scrutinize-police-use-of-force/>Inquest to scrutinize police use of force
<http://www.nationalnewswatch.com/2013/10/14/canada-to-restart-laos-cluster-bomb-funding/>Canada to restart Laos cluster bomb funding
<http://www.nationalnewswatch.com/2013/10/14/construction-industry-eyes-emerald-isle/#.UlvB01Asl8E>B.C. construction industry turns to Ireland to fill jobs: "crisis" <http://www.nationalnewswatch.com/2013/10/14/construction-industry-eyes-emerald-isle/#.UlvB01Asl8E>looming
<http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/rogers-bill-ruins-credit-rating-of-man-who-doesn-t-have-rogers-account-1.1959175>Rogers bill ruins credit rating of man who doesn't have Rogers account
<http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/british-columbia/longtime-resident-seeking-citizenship-hits-bureaucratic-wall-1.1991517>Longtime resident seeking citizenship hits bureaucratic wall
<http://www.cbc.ca/news/how-canada-tried-and-failed-to-help-haiti-s-aristide-return-to-power-1.1991900>How Canada tried – and failed – to help Haiti's Aristide return to power
<http://www.cbc.ca/news/politics/rogue-page-brigette-depape-still-protesting-harper-1.1991075>Rogue page Brigette DePape still protesting Harper
<http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/demand-grows-for-exotic-veggies-as-nation-s-palate-changes-1.1991190>Demand grows for exotic veggies as nation's palate changes
<http://goto.thetyee.ca/t?r=1472&c=925982&l=36872&ctl=16E1C22:D52C09EA3BD686D97B6FA08F5D7654F78F7D795DAFB9E650&>Canadian Agri-Business Linked to Moroccan Conflict Mineral
Agrium's import of phosphate from occupied Western Sahara raises serious legal, ethical questions.
<http://goto.thetyee.ca/t?r=1472&c=925982&l=36872&ctl=16E1C23:D52C09EA3BD686D97B6FA08F5D7654F78F7D795DAFB9E650&>Five Things You Didn't Know About Co-ops
Warning: Association with co-ops could prolong life, promote financial security.
<http://goto.thetyee.ca/t?r=1472&c=925982&l=36872&ctl=16E1C24:D52C09EA3BD686D97B6FA08F5D7654F78F7D795DAFB9E650&>News You Can Lose (If You're Not Careful)
Finding truth takes work. Don't settle for usual media sources. By <http://goto.thetyee.ca/t?r=1472&c=925982&l=36872&ctl=16E1C29:D52C09EA3BD686D97B6FA08F5D7654F78F7D795DAFB9E650&>Rafe Mair
<http://goto.thetyee.ca/t?r=1472&c=925982&l=36872&ctl=16E1C25:D52C09EA3BD686D97B6FA08F5D7654F78F7D795DAFB9E650&>Tyee Poll: What do you think about gambling in B.C.?
<http://ca.news.yahoo.com/baird-travel-laos-canada-restarts-funding-deal-cluster-110008989.html>Canada restarts funding to deal with Laos cluster bombs 15 hours ago
<http://ca.news.yahoo.com/conservative-throne-speech-marks-unofficial-start-race-2015-214440781--finance.html>Conservative throne speech marks unofficial start of race to 2015 election 2 hours 31 minutes ago
<http://ca.news.yahoo.com/fire-destroys-petitcodiac-food-bank-115451153.html>Suspicious fire destroys New Brunswick food bank 7 hours ago
<http://ca.news.yahoo.com/talks-between-union-cn-rail-break-down-strike-134334012.html>Talks between union and CN Rail break down, strike looms 4 hours ago
<http://ca.news.yahoo.com/blogs/geekquinox/fresh-laundry-may-still-harbour-harmful-bacteria-161308812.html>Fresh laundry may still harbour harmful bacteria 9 hours ago
<http://ca.news.yahoo.com/blogs/canada-politics/expect-harper-government-throne-speech-193021728.html>What to expect in the Harper government's Throne Speech Sun, 13 Oct, 2013
<http://ca.news.yahoo.com/restored-lighthouse-keepers-cottages-historic-retreat-st-johns-090008889.html>Restored lighthouse keepers' cottages a historic retreat in St. John's, N.L. 17 hours ago
<http://ca.news.yahoo.com/rogue-page-brigette-depape-still-protesting-harper-093105740.html>Rogue page Brigette DePape still protesting Harper 16 hours ago
<http://ca.news.yahoo.com/blogs/daily-buzz/bomb-built-20-old-saskatoon-man-explodes-him-173311614.html>Bomb built by 20-year-old Saskatoon man in a garage explodes on him 8 hours ag
<http://www.ctvnews.ca/politics/senate-reform-or-abolition-has-to-happen-industry-minister-says-1.1496751>Senate 'reform or abolition has to happen,' industry minister says
<http://www.theglobeandmail.com/report-on-business/economy/ontario-drives-manufacturers-away-with-overpriced-electricity/article14854752/#dashboard/follows/>Ontario drives manufacturers away with overpriced electricity
<http://www.ctvnews.ca/canada/cross-border-controversy-why-alberta-won-t-try-to-extradite-convicted-sex-offender-1.1495648>Cross border controversy: Why Alberta won't try to extradite convicted sex offender
<http://www.ottawasun.com/2013/10/13/lac-megantic-rail-line-stays-closed>Lac-Megantic rail line stays closed
<http://www.cbc.ca/news/how-canada-tried-and-failed-to-help-haiti-s-aristide-return-to-power-1.1991900>How Canada tried – and failed – to help Haiti's Aristide return to power
<http://www.thestar.com/news/canada/2013/10/13/quebec_elections_rife_with_allegations_of_intimidation_thuggery.html>Quebec elections rife with allegations of intimidation, thuggery
<http://www.montrealgazette.com/news/montreal/sovereignists+rally+Place+%C3%89milie+Gamelin+Sunday/9032553/story.html>Sovereignists rally in downtown Montreal
<http://www.huffingtonpost.ca/2013/10/13/harper-government-scandals_n_4094383.html?ir=Canada+Politics>Nathan Cullen: Harper Needs To Be Held To Account For Scandals In 'Nightmare Scenario'
<http://www.vocm.com/newsarticle.asp?mn=2&id=39603&latest=1>Canada Post Wasting Money: Union
<http://www.hilltimes.com/news/news/2013/10/14/senate-expenses-scandal-puts-a-chill-on-senators%E2%80%99-spending-expense-records-show/36288>Senate expenses scandal puts a chill on Senators' spending, expense records show
>>>>The Globalist <<<<
The Western World's Day of Fiscal Reckoning
Monday: <http://www.theglobalist.com/day-fiscal-reckoning/>Part I -- The Facts
The first step is to acknowledge the facts of the global fiscal condition.
<http://www.theglobalist.com/humanity-crossroads-development/>Humanity at a Crossroads
Do we have the will, individually and collectively, to implement the changes in attitude and lifestyle that are required?
<http://www.theglobalist.com/dayan-giap-rommel-israel-napoleon-vietnam/>Israel's Rommel and Vietnam's Napoleon
What can the lives and victories of top generals of Israel and Vietnam teach the U.S. Army?
<http://www.theglobalist.com/merkel-return-social-europe/>The Return of Social Europe
Will Merkel's big win in Germany usher in more progressive labor policy?
<http://www.theglobalist.com/janet-yellen/>Who is Janet Yellen?
Who is President Obama's nominee for Chair of the U.S. Federal Reserve?
<http://www.japantimes.co.jp/opinion/2013/10/11/commentary/the-u-s-civil-war-continues/>The U.S. Civil War Continues
<http://www.salon.com/2013/10/12/the_us_needs_constitutional_reform_or_it_will_become_a_failed_state_partner/singleton/>Constitutional Reform Can Save Us Yet
<http://www.theglobalist.com/media/pdfs/jakartapost-gallagher-100713.pdf>Trade Deals Must Allow For Regulating Finance (PDF)
>>>>The Real News Network<<<<
<http://premiere.whatcounts.com/t?r=1664&c=925973&l=36995&ctl=16E1BC1:5F3481BF4D0F405F4535D90A3BD7AA80EDC3615173C7E546&>2500+ Killed by Drones in Pakistan, Names of Victims Now Available
<http://premiere.whatcounts.com/t?r=1664&c=925973&l=36995&ctl=16E1BC2:5F3481BF4D0F405F4535D90A3BD7AA80EDC3615173C7E546&>Trade in Services Agreement Moves Forward, But How Will It Affect Consumers? Pt.1
<http://premiere.whatcounts.com/t?r=1664&c=925973&l=36995&ctl=16E1BC3:5F3481BF4D0F405F4535D90A3BD7AA80EDC3615173C7E546&>Who is Behind TISA? Pt. 2
<http://premiere.whatcounts.com/t?r=1664&c=925973&l=36995&ctl=16E1BC4:5F3481BF4D0F405F4535D90A3BD7AA80EDC3615173C7E546&>Enbridge Line 9 Hearings Met With Resistance in Montreal, As Pipeline Plan Provokes Wider Concern
<http://premiere.whatcounts.com/t?r=1664&c=925957&l=36995&ctl=16E1A9C:5F3481BF4D0F405F69BA71EC3565777CEDC3615173C7E546&>Brazil Agrobusiness Lobby Set to Appropriate Native Land and Timber
<http://premiere.whatcounts.com/t?r=1664&c=925957&l=36995&ctl=16E1A9D:5F3481BF4D0F405F69BA71EC3565777CEDC3615173C7E546&>Cleanup at 505 Toxic Sites Suspended During Government Shutdown
<http://premiere.whatcounts.com/t?r=1664&c=925957&l=36995&ctl=16E1A9E:5F3481BF4D0F405F69BA71EC3565777CEDC3615173C7E546&>Would Janet Yellin as Fed Chair Mark a Shift in Economic Policy?
<http://premiere.whatcounts.com/t?r=1664&c=925957&l=36995&ctl=16E1A9F:5F3481BF4D0F405F69BA71EC3565777CEDC3615173C7E546&>March Against Monsanto Brings Hundreds into New York Streets
<http://premiere.whatcounts.com/t?r=1664&c=925973&l=36995&ctl=16E1BCD:5F3481BF4D0F405F4535D90A3BD7AA80EDC3615173C7E546&>Snowden warns of government spying in first Russia video
<http://premiere.whatcounts.com/t?r=1664&c=925973&l=36995&ctl=16E1BCE:5F3481BF4D0F405F4535D90A3BD7AA80EDC3615173C7E546&>Worse Than Nixon? Committee to Protect Journalists Warns About Obama Crackdown on Press Freedom
<http://premiere.whatcounts.com/t?r=1664&c=925973&l=36995&ctl=16E1BCF:5F3481BF4D0F405F4535D90A3BD7AA80EDC3615173C7E546&>Trita Parsi: Treacherous Alliance - the Secret Dealings of Israel, Iran and the U.S.
<http://premiere.whatcounts.com/t?r=1664&c=925973&l=36995&ctl=16E1BD0:5F3481BF4D0F405F4535D90A3BD7AA80EDC3615173C7E546&>Nobel prize for chemical weapons monitors
<http://premiere.whatcounts.com/t?r=1664&c=925973&l=36995&ctl=16E1BD1:5F3481BF4D0F405F4535D90A3BD7AA80EDC3615173C7E546&>Spies to go under the spotlight - World Press
>>>>The European Union Times<<<<
London branded as worst places to live in UK <http://presstv.com/detail/2013/10/13/329219/london-branded-worst-place-in-uk/>Source
* <http://www.eutimes.net/2013/08/uk-food-bank-inquiries-show-a-shocking-rise-of-78/>UK food bank inquiries show a shocking rise of 78%
* <http://www.eutimes.net/2013/07/high-rent-prices-unaffordable-for-less-fortunate-britons/>High rent prices unaffordable for less fortunate Britons
* <http://www.eutimes.net/2013/06/1-in-6-uk-children-lives-in-poverty/>1 in 6 UK children lives in poverty
* <http://www.eutimes.net/2013/04/uk-authorities-underestimate-poverty-to-their-own-benefits/>UK authorities underestimate poverty to their own benefits
* <http://www.eutimes.net/2012/12/london-homeless-rate-rises-by-over-two-fifths/>London homeless rate rises by over two-fifths
Over 380 detained after anti-migrant riot in southern Moscow <http://rt.com/news/moscow-nationalists-killing-violence-142/>Source
* <http://www.eutimes.net/2013/01/egyptian-man-urinates-into-eternal-flame-in-russias-volgograd/>Egyptian man urinates into Eternal Flame in Russia's Volgograd
* <http://www.eutimes.net/2012/04/russia-plans-to-flatten-georgia-if-israel-attacks-iran/>Russia Plans to Flatten Georgia if Israel Attacks Iran
* <http://www.eutimes.net/2012/03/putin-wins-russian-presidential-vote/>Putin wins Russian presidential vote
* <http://www.eutimes.net/2010/12/football-fans-protest-death-of-spartak-moscow-supporter/>Football fans protest death of Spartak Moscow supporter
* <http://www.eutimes.net/2010/11/a-caucasus-without-russians-means-a-russia-without-the-caucasus-moscow-commentator-says/>"A Caucasus without Russians Means a Russia without the Caucasus" Moscow Commentator Says
>>>>Information Clearing House<<<<
A Panoramic Look at America's Case Against Syria
The US government and Israel want the fighting in Syria to continue as long as possible between all combating sides. Washington and Tel Aviv do not want to see anyone coming out totally victorious. <http://r20.rs6.net/tn.jsp?e=0017mpMhRFKLn6fdIE0oXy0ZlofUe_Ir0aAyEyLZLQzjsqywXMA7NvyO0GWgAuBODSfkuOiatmAdcTRf6g9CY7UHrBpoCjq41-iYi6rO8DrrKBj4p7CSSy8Wx-Wx8E3WEMOjt-yWbbciPJe6LyzzYjFviVQ7Tw1NZNaVnGCvQJTYq0=>http://www.informationclearinghouse.info/article36524.htm
The Desert of Israeli Democracy
A Trip Through the Negev Desert Leads to the Heart of Israel's National Nightmare. <http://r20.rs6.net/tn.jsp?e=0017mpMhRFKLn4agYiUA9jtq9aNxbaZoVEpucO4AG-GY8qTaFKJIbNR250ZwT9_H6RV7EjUFRtpf7hsOw8j_1dJX2mzK1FwLfzijhxrU7Lxvop278SfMNOSmWpeSolzQY6RpTiEGxOwmQzDnyl-Vz3hJTGqbMYNF8OJ1FoKYDhWeKY=>http://www.informationclearinghouse.info/article36517.htm
Further Proof Emerges of Turkey's Genocide
The Turks are preparing to smother the 100th anniversary of their Holocaust against the Christian Armenians of the Ottoman Empire in 1915.
How the World Health Organisation Covered Up Iraq's Nuclear Nightmare
Ex-UN, WHO officials reveal political interference to suppress scientific evidence of postwar environmental health catastrophe.
A Very Perfect Instrument The ferocity and failure of America's sanctions apparatus
At the beginning of World War I, Britain set up a blockade designed, according to one of its architects, Winston Churchill, to "starve the whole population of Germany - men, women and children, old and young, wounded and sound - into submission."
Sickening US Hypocrisy
Washington's self-appointed right to kidnap and kill across the world shows double standards.
The Folly of Empire
The final days of empire give ample employment and power to the feckless, the insane and the idiotic. These politicians and court propagandists, hired to be the public faces on the sinking ship, mask the real work of the crew, which is systematically robbing the passengers as the vessel goes down. <http://r20.rs6.net/tn.jsp?e=0017mpMhRFKLn7RTYO_8jwN6UoCGcc_0qTWT0aAQcFqkEVmTmPJArsRi4aR-yOxj5l_BNmQWvS0r1-VqGonclFL09RZ9DhQ6y52f1kGxoz87s4kxWGwjZlNCKPi7d3f-b1F6fFgqFaNHk8WQHnoK_1yWAzfsX03E-zPz6YPuvdHqoA=>http://www.informationclearinghouse.info/article36516.htm
The Perfect Epitaph for Establishment Journalism
'If MI5 warns that this is not in the public interest who am I to disbelieve them?', says the former editor of The Independent.
Whatever Became Of Western Civilization?
Western civilization, to the extent than any civilization remains, is confronted with a total collapse of economic and government morality. Looting and exploitation rule, and the presstitute media does its best to hide the fact. <http://r20.rs6.net/tn.jsp?e=0017mpMhRFKLn6lQFOAiSwrBr5-zyMK5mZT2zYe85waGoLbYutd46JnUigT9k5Y2kY-wkkVHs5wx40FG2IphbCQ5H1uCNQ7rm1tpZAnaV8aenN2amuQ5knrpNBG-2EEzHrmK0FXaf5uRLSSVFGS6qA27BG0wrHZAXVcIcB5BgTJnHQ=>http://www.informationclearinghouse.info/article36522.htm
The Crisis of Representation and the Liberation of the Self
To overcome the crisis of democracy and reaffirm our autonomy, we first of all need to liberate our empty self from mindless consumerism and conformity. <http://r20.rs6.net/tn.jsp?e=0017mpMhRFKLn7KM4GHSskvkezpt8FvRizDd0IzgE93p_FMEgcXexpxNhlaiU9u0uiQrv3h9z4H2ICc6vCu0bKsfXvRgkIVgyjbBsmHWHAi24kDBHn52zBpGSVD53b_4Psdyw9Y7XIVML5Jd5dqvzQQ0QhAgL1GEex-MbabKA2Zut4=>http://www.informationclearinghouse.info/article36526.htm
Ban War! Slavery Was Believed Permanent Longer Than War Has Been
The idea of abolishing something so pervasive and long-lasting as slavery was widely considered ridiculous.
The U.S. Has Repeatedly Defaulted
It's a Myth that the U.S. Has Never Defaulted On Its Debt. <http://r20.rs6.net/tn.jsp?e=0017mpMhRFKLn7b9pcZLS7cAaspBGPbdR3OZayzZtZd6d_wddghBPr5Ah-lHBFoNXNrM7DTeXxhPcBwPizYsGWpEvOM58lNGFLlckihnpMmKdyoIkU9hu1tTTRal_-2CpdsCEXhAswo_Sy0YrjtUCFAwc3vFRtx88AqqxG3Xiq0Vf8=>http://www.informationclearinghouse.info/article36523.htm
Taliban leader says his followers will keep fighting if US-Afghan security deal is signed:
Mullah Mohammad Omar also called on his fighters to intensify their insurgent campaign against Afghan and NATO forces, and urged all Afghans to boycott next year's elections, including the vote to elect a successor to President Hamid Karzai.
John Kerry now says Syria's Assad must go, situation 'urgent':
Secretary of State John Kerry said Monday that Syria President Bashar Assad has no future and must be removed from power - a somewhat confusing stance given the recent praise he gave the regime for cooperating with a Russia-forged chemical weapons deal.
Kerry calls for conference on Syria transition:
U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry and the U.N-Arab League envoy for Syria said Monday that an international conference to set up a Syrian transitional government must be organized urgently and held as soon as possible.
Assad lambasts Hamas for deception:
Saying Hamas has "a history of treachery and treason," Assad added that he hopes someone will persuade the Islamist group to return as a resistance movement. The Syrian president said Hamas decided to give up the resistance to be part of the Muslim Brotherhood movement.
Iran ready to deal on nuclear programme at Geneva talks:
Tehran will agree to more transparency over uranium enrichment in exhange for lifting of embargos, say diplomats
US senators: Ease sanctions if Iran halts uranium enrichment:
In letter to Obama, 10 lawmakers say they support Geneva talks but seek tougher sanctions and credible military threat
Israel warns against easing sanctions on Iran:
An Israeli minister has warned against easing sanctions on Iran in return for it agreeing to suspend uranium enrichment, on the eve of talks on its nuclear programme in Geneva. <http://r20.rs6.net/tn.jsp?e=0017mpMhRFKLn597Jxn1JuM1GE39WG7oml7qr8Fi33UES0bpBTmCJCoNADTFIQPyLQjq6aLldWBNay0YQ8YHxllRCqN_k0mcazKr1hSdJOZRtwrH7go0O-lHMmtIWSLC4nk5WZRzFjNmw9sqZTGbWeJNw==>http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-24522153
'Netanyahu is not bluffing on intention to strike Iran':
Ex-army official: PM "thinks it's the 1930s. The Iranians are the Germans, and history has a sense of humor with 6 million Jews in Israel."
Report: Iran, US to hold bilateral talks:
Iran's Deputy Foreign Minister Abbas Araqchi said on Sunday that Iran is to hold bilateral talks with members of Group 5+1, including the United States, on the sidelines of the nuclear talks in Geneva, scheduled for October 15-16, Iranian news agency IRNA reported Sunday.
Iranian Jews urge Obama to seize on Rohani overtures:
Tehran's Jewish community has urged US President Barack Obama to seize an "unrepeatable" opportunity to mend fences with Iran now that a reputed moderate holds the Islamic republic's presidency. The call was made in an open letter from the head of Tehran's Jewish community, Homayoun Sameyah Najaf Abady <http://r20.rs6.net/tn.jsp?e=0017mpMhRFKLn4egbn9d8bZsnUmQ27EE1xT1qZ9mGpoAP_XDb8PbZArii8E692j41fna-h0Y8MoqRJNdzAZlBeToXzJfrv4wQVlu4tVNTsn3e1JLdmu57rShOPlPly1mri8mjQxzL-m_2qgf7HEouVRYTwFMpAc-336SmRYjyJHKjLwCemVpR43Lw==>http://www.ynetnews.com/articles/0,7340,L-4440207,00.html
Gaza chokes as Egypt's economic garotte tightens:
With the network of underground supply tunnels rapidly being shut down, prices have soared for Palestinians in the Strip
Alleged al Qaeda figure transferred to U.S. - official:
He was seized by a U.S. Army Delta Force squad on the streets of Tripoli on October 5 and whisked onto a Navy ship in the Mediterranean Sea where he was questioned by a team of interrogators.
Privacy Fears Grow as Cities Increase Surveillance:
The system underscores how technology has enabled the tracking of people in many aspects of life.
EU study on migrants rebuffs 'benefit tourism' claims:
In most of the EU countries studied the portion of EU migrants among welfare beneficiaries was below 5%.
US May Join 1933 Germany in Pantheon of Deadbeat Defaults:
Germany unilaterally ceased payments on long-term borrowings on May 6, 1933, three months after Adolf Hitler was installed as Chancellor. The default helped cement Hitler's power base following years of political instability as the Weimar Republic struggled with its crushing debts.
U.S. debt default? Asian policymakers ready $6 trillion forex safety net:
From South Korea to Pakistan, Asia's central banks are estimated to have amassed some $5.7 trillion in foreign exchange reserves excluding safe-haven Japan, much of it during the last five years of rapid money printing by the U.S. Federal Reserve.
Tax the rich? IMF report raises eyebrows:
Fund urges nations to go after the wealthy, big business to mitigate financial imbalances
Walmart customers riot when unable to use EBT cards:
Customers staged a disturbance, took unpaid for groceries and walked out of a Mississippi Walmart after they were unable to use their food stamp cards on Saturday. <http://r20.rs6.net/tn.jsp?e=0017mpMhRFKLn4KsWavtbzwYBGMgl5ttDVHILDCRqB4aIICLUyLWMKLKsTQpWfcahqyhpfLWqWePyRZnottkUISRysoKSgi4BwBy7Ly6d4VKOIyiBYd4ON76qmpFwCc16P8saVPOOgL6xdVa5tSaNS-u0pQM3L5ZCx20Jvx4qjhKmiJY6Y411SZM6fBn59Tjkn6ApE_I2ear0mvPxelXZOSgbbKrK2aVoYMvKAoWjmdG0KVnAQYN9s_piCsfnrEYOWd_oEpWlj5GQc=>http://www.clarionledger.com/article/20131013/NEWS/131013001/Walmart-customers-riot-when-unable-use-EBT-cards?nclick_check=1
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From: "S Booiman"
Subject: throne speech
Listening to the commentators about the upcoming agenda,
keep the door closed, not to be overwhelmed by the smell.
Min.James Moore was ask some questing's, one of which
"Senate reform - disposal"� his answer "Quebec says you can not do that"�.
So Quebec will write the law for all of us, for self protection.
Middle class to me is Quebec NDP move as they have more votes there.
Ottawa is listening.
From: Henry Atkinson
Subject: Fwd: Why?? No country needs more bureaucrats.
Begin forwarded message:
> Subject: LORNE GUNTER: Since the Tories took power the federal workforce has expanded by 18%
> LORNE GUNTER: Study shows civil servants hit the jackpot
> Since the Tories took power the federal workforce has expanded by 18%
> BY LORNE GUNTER | QMI AGENCY - 10:16 am, October 13th, 2013
> Last Wednesday, the new federal Parliamentary Budget Officer, Jean-Denis
> Frechette, released a study of wages in the federal civil service showing
> that Ottawa has seen the bill for its 278,000 non-military, non-RCMP civil
> servants rise by $7.8 billion over the past decade. That doesn't sound like
> much out of a federal budget that is now north of $265 billion annually. But
> 10 years ago, the feds' wage bill was just $11.6 billion. That means in just
> a decade, Ottawa's obligation for civil servants' salaries and wages -
> excluding the military, Mounties and Crown corporations - has risen by
> almost exactly two-thirds.
From: Rebecca Gingrich
Subject: Adding up the ways we're falling behind in education
Joe--this article is just another example of the country's inability to 'educate' it's students. The aim of 'education' today is to program students into believing all the garbage they are taught rather than to think and question dictates that are pushed down their throat. One thing governments do NOT want are citizens that can think for themselves. The article itself is mumbo-jumbo and that is what we are all supposed to fall for. Only one set of information is taught and none dare question it.
Then we read that Canada is importing people from China because our students don't know how to work in a mine???
People are not all the same and do not learn at the same rate or have abilities in every area. Until the 'education' system starts treating people as individuals instead of cookie-cutter people nothing will change.
University and college education are so far beyond the cost that many people can afford. Gadhaffi made sure all Libyans got as much education as they wanted and look what we did to that country. Perhaps Canada wants only miners and not thinkers??
Except, perhaps, for the offspring of the Corporate 1%'s, their successors ?
Subject: Another example of fake 'education'!!!
What Canada committed against First Nations was genocide. The UN should recognize it
Joe--what a load of rubbish this article is and shows the information our children are being taught. Then I looked up the author of this garbage and was not surprised to see Farber--everything except the mass murder of Palestinians is 'genocide' to him. Not one mention that the 'leaders' of the First Nations are as greedy as ours. Instead he blames Canadians for this.
Will we ever wake up to this programming to suit the chosen??
Subject: Labelling GMOs will accomplish nothing--we have to destroy it http://www.rense.com/1.imagesH/wired-(R).jpg
Coexist with Monsanto or destroy it? Follow the organic money.
Subject: Good for these young people
<http://www.activistpost.com/2013/10/girl-scouts-and-girl-guides-take-on-gmo.html>Girl Scouts and Girl Guides take on GMO cookies
From: "Sandra Finley"
Subject: I doubt I can explain the importance of this - GMO video, Ronnie Cummins
The video at this link explains why the Washington State vote on November 5th is so important to all of us in North America, and in the world really. The battle is peaking.
Please help spread the word. Forward the link.
If you have some spare dollars to send their way, that'd be great, too . . .
AND, many thanks to everyone around the world who was able to join a March Against Monsanto on the weekend. It REALLY boosted the level of awareness. The not-aware folks started asking questions! Hoorah!
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From: John Duddy
Subject: Search Engine Manipulation. Google and YouTube Suppress Controversial 9/11 Truth? | Global Research
From: Rebecca Gingrich
Subject: Canada's Al Gore???
The two Suzukis: There's Saint Suzuki, the one you see on CBC, and Secret Suzuki, the capitalist millionaire
Subject: another brain dead pronouncement from our caring government???
Ottawa to unveil plans to implement pick-and-pay television services
Joe--is this what our government considers important while the country is going to Hell?? Or do they think the voters are more interested in what is on TV than what is happening daily in our country and our world? This says more about our government than it does about us.
Serves well the hoi polloi
From: Mahmood Elahi
Subject: I'm Italian, I pay little taxes
Ms Kate Heartfield
Editorial Page Editor
The Ottawa Citizen
Copy to: Ms Pialuisa Bianco, editor-in-chief of Longitude: The Italian Journal of Foreign Affairs, Rome : With reference to your Op-Ed: "Byond Berlusconi," (Sept. 30) published in The New York Times. As tax-dodging former Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi is finally out of power, it is time to put Alessandro Profumo's wealth tax proposal into practice.
Mr. Mark Milke, author of Tax Me, I'm Canadian!: With reference to your Op-Ed: "How the U.S. created Canada's high-tax state," in The Ottawa Citizen. on Oct. 11.
Mr. Uri Friedman, managing editor Foreign Policy: With reference to your article "Why Italy needs to reboot," published in The Toronto Star on Nov. 13, 2011.
I'm Italian, I pay little taxes!
In his October 11 article: "How the U.S. created Canada's high-tax state," author of Tax Me, I'm Canadian!, Mike Milke, rails against the U.S. for providing a "high-tax," model for Canada. In this context, it may be interesting to look at Italy where serially tax-dodging Italians pay little taxes.
Like Greece and Spain, Italy is facing a debt crisis of epic proportions. Italy's debt crisis largely stems from serial tax-dodging by Italians across-the-board. The Associate Press observed in November, 2011 that "easy-going Italians ... rarely think twice about paying under the table for home improvements, dental work, or even a cappuccino."
The numbers back this claim. In 2007, the Austrian economist Friedrich Schneider estimated that Italy's shadow economy accounted for more than 22 per cent of GDP. The only country with a larger underground economy is Greece, which is facing a far bigger debt crisis.
Hand in hand with the shadow economy comes tax evasion on a massive scale. As Uri Friedman, managing editor of Foreign Policy pointed out in his artcle in the Toronto Star : "Why Italy needs to reboot" (Nov. 13, 2011): "The wealthy often send their money to tax havens in Switzerland and Luxembourg and Italians planning their weddings often dodge consumption taxes by paying for catering, photographers, and flowers in cash. Italy's Economy Ministry noted in 2009 that half of Italy's taxpayers weren't declaring much more than $20,000 in income, and tax returns were showing lawyers earning on the average a little more than $60,000. Last year, according to the BBC, tax evasion cost the government $142 billion."
To address the serial tax-dodging by Italians, an Italian business executive has come up with an interesting idea -- a wealth tax. An Italian wealth tax would be a game-changer. A one-time tax to raise Euro 400 billion, as proposed by the former CEO of UniCredit, Alessandro Profumo, would solve Italy's debt problem, thus helping reverse the broader euro crisis. Italians are so wealthy, they could afford it. They have certainly no business asking for help from the Germans, who are actually poorer.
Italian business elites, including the head of Confinustria, the business lobby, have reacted surprisingly well to Mr. Profumo's idea. Part of the reason is that Italians are effectively suffering a wealth tax as a result of plunging domestic stock and bond markets. So getting the agony over with has some appeal to Italy's wealthy. The Euro 400 billion that Mr. Profumo proposes would cut national debt from 120 per cent of GDP to below 100 per cent. That would change market psychology. Equity and bond prices might rebound -- meaning that investors could gain more on the market swings than they lost on the tax roundabout.
What's more, Italians are rich enough to bail out their own government. The Bank of Italy data show that net wealth was Euro 8.6 trillion, or 566 per cent of GDP, in 2009 -- more than Germany's Euro 6.1 trillion, or 246 per cent of GDP, in 2008. Even if a wealth tax focused only on the richest people, a tax of 10 per cent, collected over a few years, should do the trick.
Mr. Profumo hasn't just pushed the tax idea. He has offered to enter politics to implement it as part of a coalition government. Now that Italy's tax-dodging Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi has been forced to leave the political scene and facing charges of tax evasion, time has arrived to offer Alessandro Profumo a key position in the coalition government. In a thought-provoking Op-Ed: "Beyond Berlusconi," published in the New York Times on Sept. 30, Pialuisa Bianco, editor-in-chief of Longitude: Italian Monthly on World Affairs, wrote: "Italians are waiting for a new leader capable of telling the truth and not pandering to their fears. But to be legitimate, that leader must convince them on the need to break the deadlock with substantial reforms." They may have found such a leader in Alessandro Profumo.
From: Ray Strachan <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Subject: Should we ever surpass mere mortals
I dont know what you know about train dispatching. Especially back in the day when there was not many if any single track situations.
Well we had many many lives in our hands on every shift. Passenger trains, freight trains with over a hundred cars of grain or lumber, heading towards each other. TRains full of passengers, absolutely not going inj the same direction, no head on towards each other. The train dispatcher took care ofm the meets, the waits, the pass each other etc. As well as protecting, work trains (working to repair track) Section crews patrolling tyrack etc. As a dispatcher I had more lives in my hands every day that I went to work than just about any other profession. Dont utter the words, " what about a doctor." I had more lives in my hands than a doctor every day that I worked. I never had one accident in my railroading career. I never had one demerit mark on my files when I retired. That's why I cannot get too excited when I hear about a bunch of politicians sitting around debating any subject for hours and
hours to come to a decision, which is usually followed by an adjournment.
So when I seem to be belligerent it is because I am. I was used to have to make immediate decisions, to save time and lives.
And Joe, I still do not believe that The Jews have suffered more than any other people on earth ,even going back to The Roman Empire, yes they were even pampered there. And I am not afraid of them now, as beligerent and mighty as they may be.
Ray Strachan Happy ...... Day they are of the merchant variety, not consumer.
From: "Sandra Finley" <email@example.com>
Subject: Corporations, Governments, What are people doing about them?
These three are connected. I don't need to explain how:
1. I hope that people, including Law students, will challenge the idea that the Government, in over-riding a Charter Right, has to meet strict standards that protect the Charter Rights.
There is little protection because the process is flawed. It's not too hard to see.
(Explanation - it's short!) <http://sandrafinley.ca/?p=10614>The Oakes Test to over-ride Charter Rights. <http://sandrafinley.ca/?p=10614>How Prosecutors get around it. The obvious remedy is presented, too. Based on experience from my trial.
2. Here is a warning for Canadians, if ever there was one. See <http://sandrafinley.ca/?p=10635>ERNST VS ENCANA. Jessica Ernst's water supply was destroyed by "fracking".
How has the Government set it up and how must (?) the courts respond?
(Alberta ERCB = Energy Resources Conservation Board)
the court found that the Alberta government had granted complete immunity to the ERCB for all legal claims, including for breaches of constitutional rights.
Maybe the better question: how do citizens respond? Where is the tipping point? . . . check out
3. <http://sandrafinley.ca/?p=10655>The East (a movie)
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Which term do you consider the better for someone practicing Corporatocracy, a Corporatist or Corporacrat?
From: Rebecca Gingrich
Subject: corporations have rights, farmers don't?
Werner Bock, Organic Cattle Rancher, Canada's Latest Victim of Corporate/Media/RCMP Corruption! by Unkle Rick
Subject: Who really runs things in America?--and Canada <http://jonrappoport.wordpress.com/2013/10/11/who-really-runs-things-in-america/>http://jonrappoport.wordpress.com/2013/10/11/who-really-runs-things-in-america/