Saturday, December 28, 2013

Fwd: Daily Digest December 27, 2013

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Sent: 28 December, 2013 12:02 AM
Subject: Daily Digest December 27, 2013




>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>HEADLINES ACROSS CANADA<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<

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Greenpeace activist happy to be back home
         Lac-Megantic rail boss suffering since crash
Political parties pitch hard sell at year-end
         Federal parties in year-end fundraising frenzy as per-vote subsidy nears end
B.C. premier cancels Kenya trip
         Gas company pleads guilty, fined after leak
Byelections announced in Manitoba ridings
         Growing frustration as blackout drags on
BlackBerry aims for successful reboot
         BC teen dreams big after winning Google prize

Canadian space cameras installed at ISS
         National Defence spent $14,000 on poll about superheroes' abilities
Canada pulls diplomats from South Sudan
         GG wants to see 'smarter, more caring' Canada
Deals and value to dominate retail in 2014
         2013 in Review: A look at the top stories
Sleep with your phone? You're not alone: poll
         Newfoundland towns consider relocation
Atlantic bargain hunters ready to hit stores
         Canadian Greenpeace activist detained in Russia due to arrive home today

Growing frustration as blackout drags on
         Edmonton police chief wants Alberta law to crack down on excessive speeding
Atlantic bargain hunters ready to hit stores

At Issue vs. Insiders
         Norm Kelly defends quick trip to Florida
Toronto ice storm: Ford made 'right decision' on state of emergency
         Senate scandal tested federal political leaders in 2013

B.C. struggles to treat severely mentally ill drug addicts
         Botched baby vaccinations prompt alert in N.S.
Senate scandal made Stephen Harper stumble, Tom Mulcair shine video
         Target hackers got card PINs too
Greenpeace activist held in Russia arrives in Montreal video
         South Sudan violence forces Canada to withdraw staff video

PHOTOS 2013: The year in environmental news
         Top 10 feel-good stories of 2013

>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>The Tyee<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<
Nuclear Weapons: Forgotten, But Not Gone
'Command and Control' details the explosive near-misses that almost devastated the world. By Crawford Kilian


Harper government cutting more than $100 million related to protection of water
         Federal government to update rules guiding salary garnishees of public servants, MPs and senators
Senators cut expenses in wake of spending scandal
         Governor General urges charity and compassion in New Year's message
Immigration Minister Chris Alexander promises lower wait times, fewer backlogs in 2014


Five newsmakers to watch in 2014
         Jim Flaherty says federal budget won't be a 'laundry list'
Press Gallery ethics: A reply to Preston Manning
         Ottawa fails to deliver 'just-in-time' immigration
Ongoing OPP investigations could damage provincial Liberals
         Ads for non-existent Canada Job Grant program generate warm reception in focus groups
Stephen Harper's historic tax-cutting legacy


Live Chat: Resolve to Quit Smoking
         Live Chat: Resolve to Lose Weight
Live Chat: Resolve to Get Organized for the New Year
         Food Chat: Resolve to Eat Lighter for the New Year
Wine Chat: Resolve to drink outside your comfort zone
         Gallery: Key fashion moments of 2013
Top 10 most popular Driving galleries of 2013
         Holiday Desserts: Recipe for port wine poached pears
Gallery: Eight fab New Year cards
         Photos: Best festive reindeer cars of the Internet

>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>HUFFINGTON POST<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<

How A Summer Job Shaped His Ideas On Aboriginal Education
5 Dollars! Going Once.. Going Twice..
Province's Speeding Law Hits The Pedal
Do We Know The Truth About Pot?

>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>NATIONAL NEWSWATCH<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<

Take off that tuque: 'Canadianisms' that confound non-Canadians

Senate ethics – what about Press Gallery ethics?
         Quebec takes its holidays with a dash of politics
'Liberal media' a fundraising fiction

         Loonie falls to lowest level in nearly four years, even as U.S. dollar weakens

Reopened flu clinics busy as H1N1 cases rise

Why is Canada naming its warships after U.S. defeats?

>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>FOREIGN AFFAIRS<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<

>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>The Real News Network<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<
Taksim Square Protesters Charged With Terrorism, Attempting Coup
         Guantanamo: Twelve Years of US War Crimes
TRNN REPLAY: Australia Has $16 Minimum Wage and is the Only Rich Country to Dodge the Global Recession
         TRNN REPLAY: Toronto Mayor's Scandal Shifts Focus From Poverty, Racialized Communities
Julian Assange speech that was censored by the Oxford Union
         Codebreaker Alan Turing pardoned
Secret CIA testimony identifies real Lockerbie mastermind
         Vindication for Snowden? Obama Panel Backs Major Curbs on NSA Surveillance, Phone Record

>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>The European Union Times<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<
US tests classified spy drone with 'superior stealth, efficiency capabilities' Source
        Egypt declares Muslim Brotherhood a terrorist group Source
The Best and Worst Christmas Films Source
        'No change' in position on releasing Jonathan Pollard: White House Source
World's 1st self-regulating artificial heart transplanted in France Source
         Snowden delivers Christmas Message on government spying Source
Russia files first WTO complaint against EU Source
        Pregnant Nurse Fired for Refusing Flu Shot Source

>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>Information Clearing House<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<
        Congress Must Not Cede Its War Power to Israel

The American people should know that pending right now in Congress is a bipartisan bill that would virtually commit the United States
to go to war against Iran if Israel attacks the Islamic Republic.
        US Prepares Strikes Against "Islamists" in Iraq
The "common enemy" in Iraq has been the de facto proxy force of US imperialism's war for regime-change in neighboring Syria.
         Oligarchs, Demagogues, and Mass Revolts against Democracy
When the oligarchs 'stage-manage' mass revolts and takeover the regime, the big losers include the democratic electorate and most of the protestors.
        Judge Leon's Footnote 65 Exposes the Biggest Lie of the NSA Spy Program
Buried deep in his ruling is a powerful nugget of truth which exposes that when the government says "trust us" we shouldn't.
        The NSA Paid to Steal Your Private Data
It's a conscious, cynical, fraudulent and extremely dangerous attack on the principle of Internet privacy, reflecting our government's complete disdain for our rights.

        Keynote Address From Glenn Greenwald At 30C3 Hacker Conference Audio
The 30th Chaos Communication Congress (30C3) is an annual four-day conference on technology, society and utopia.
        The End of Freedom in America?
The United States, in its history, has had a rather facile and at times acrimonious relationship to the idea of domestic democracy.
         Postcard from the End of America: Marcus Hook
Organized violence is an American rite of passage, so any boy who shuns the football team, gang or Army is considered a hollowed out, pussified geek with a moist handshake who won't even defend himself, much less his country.
        There's an Alarming Number of Deaths in US Jails
Whether guilty or innocent, people in the criminal justice system are still people. Their cries for help should not go ignored.
        In Case You Missed It Americas Brutal Prisons Video
Savaged by dogs, Electrocuted With Cattle Prods, Burned By Toxic Chemicals, Barbaric Abuse Inside U.S. Jails.

        Is The U.S. A Police State? Video
 From the workplace to our private lives, American society is starting to resemble a police state.
        The 2013 "Are You Serious?" Awards
The White Man's Burden Award goes to retired U.S. Gen. Stanley McChrystal, former commander of U.S. troops in Afghanistan.
        The Landfill Harmonic Orchestra  3 Minute Video
 "The world sends us garbage. We send back music."
         Declaring Muslim Brotherhood "Terrorists" Has Far-Reaching Implications: Op-Ed:
It is a Pyrrhic victory because since the 1940s, every Egyptian government that clashed with the MB failed to crush it.
         Palestinians call on USA to stop new illegal Israeli settlements construction:
Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas has called on the US to dissuade Israel from its plan to build 1,400 new homes in Jewish settlements. The construction project is to be announced next week upon the release of a group of Palestinian prisoners.

        Likud MK's bill would annex the Jordan Valley:
In a bid to prevent a full Israeli withdrawal from the Jordan Valley under a future peace agreement with the Palestinians, Likud MK Miri Regev on Thursday introduced legislation to annex the area and its access routes.
         Lieberman promoting bill to force Arab parties out of the Knesset:
Netanyahu, Lieberman agree to raise electoral threshold; opposition calls move anti-Arab
        Lack of fuel grounds Gaza's sole power plant:
"The plant stopped working on Friday morning due to a lack of fuel caused by Israel's closure of the Kerem Shalom crossing," said a company official.
        Video - Israeli soldier fires at Palestinian woman then flee the scene:
        France May Ban Black Comedian for "Anti-Semitic" Jibes:
 He said his ministry is studying legal ways to ban shows by Dieudonne M'bala M'bala, a comedian repeatedly fined for hate speech who ran in the 2009 European Parliament elections at the head of an "Anti-Zionist List" including far-right activists.

        UK: Sports Fans WARNED Not To Use The Word "Yid" Or Face Police Investigation :
Video report -
        China must retaliate for Japanese prime minister's war shrine visit: official media:
Official media warns China will become a 'paper tiger' if countermeasures against Japan are not taken over Yasukuni visit
        UK anti-Muslim hate crime soars, police figures show:
Hundreds of anti-Muslim offences have been carried out across the country in 2013, with Britain's biggest force, the Metropolitan police, recording 500 Islamophobic crimes.
        Bribery pays off in US justice system:
Prosecutors want BofA to pay $864 million over a program called 'The Hustle.' The bank already has shouldered about $50 billion in losses, settlements and other costs related to its Countrywide purchase.,0,618632.story
        US rally: We're in a legalized ponzi scheme: CNBC Video

        Poll: Almost 70 Percent of Americans View Economy as Weak:
A new CNN/ORC poll shows that almost 70 percent rate the economy as generally in poor shape, while only 32 percent see it as strong.

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