Wednesday, February 12, 2014

Fwd: Daily Digest February 11, 2014

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From: "Joe Hueglin" <>
Sent: February 12, 2014 1:07 AM
Subject: Daily Digest February 11, 2014




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Road to black cuts through public service
         Tories likely to balance books in 2014-15
Broad support for budget balance, then what?
         Budget filled with Flaherty freebies
Flaherty muddies the water on his career plan
         Olympic budget delivers sports funding
Alberta seeks details on fed budget flood aid
         Saskatchewan says federal budget lacking
Couillard defends Canada as legislature returns
         Ontario "ripped off" by federal budget

A few can smile after budget, more will frown
         Tories kiss deficits goodbye, build up fiscal arsenal ahead of 2015 election
Conservative budget poised on edge of surplus
         Highlights of the 2014 federal budget
Road to balanced books cuts directly through federal public service
         Text of Finance Minister Jim Flaherty's budget speech in the House of Commons
Canada increases medal count to nine in Sochi
         'Boring' budget nearly balanced
Budget puts military's shopping list on ice
         Conservatives forging ahead on job grant

Budgets can be a grab-bag of issues
         Tories hike excise duties on smokes
Feds going ahead with Windsor bridge
         Budget filled with Flaherty freebies
Road to balanced books cuts directly through federal public service
         Tories open to amending electoral bill
Tories reject cross-country hearings on controversial electoral reforms
         Today on the Hill: it's all about the numbers
Quebec legislature resumes amid election talk
         B.C. Baby Iver's born but loses his mom

Parks Canada's assets crumbling: report
         Internal report says Parks Canada buildings in worse shape than claimed
Poll finds broad support for budget balance as feds poised for black ink in 2015

Omar Khadr moves to medium-security prison
         Budget 2014: Flaherty comes close to surplus while keeping promises vague
Budget 2014: Watch Live
         Independents could face even tougher battle under new election rules
Federal budget to signal broad support for auto makers
         Canada Job Grant April 1 target date unrealistic, provinces say

>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>Globe and Mail<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<

Provinces fear a federal budget bait-and-switch on job training


Tories dusting off election machinery, documents show
         Conservatives lay out re-election strategy in secret document
Conservatives planning to undermine Justin Trudeau at Liberal convention

Federal budget: Tax hikes on cigarettes leave smokers digging deeper

         Federal Budget: More than $500 million set aside for Montreal's moribund Champlain Bridge
Federal budget: Government putting off $3.1B in military procurement spending over next few years
         Federal budget takes aim at public servants' benefits to save billions
The 2014 federal budget by the numbers
         Federal budget: Government to encourage consumers to buy 'made in Canada' goods
Federal budget: Flaherty promises surplus in 2015 but won't spend "recklessly"
         Conservatives serve up a 'comfort-food' budget; dessert to come later
Budget forces Canadian military to stow equipment shopping list until 2016-17
         Burial fund gets $108 million injection as olive branch to angry veterans
Flaherty's Olympic budget includes $23 million in yearly sports funding

Federal budget: Government pledges crackdown on some charities over potential terrorism links
         Conservatives serve up a 'comfort-food' budget; dessert to come later
Federal budget: What you need to know
         Federal budget takes aim at public servants' benefits to save billions
Federal budget: Government putting off $3.1B in military procurement spending over next few years
         Federal budget: Flaherty promises budget surplus in 2015 but won't spend 'recklessly'
Federal budget: Forget principles, for the Conservatives it's all politics, all the time
         Conservatives serve up a 'comfort-food' budget; dessert to come later
Conservatives say no to cross-country hearings on new election bill
Canadian who died from H5N1 flu may have caught it in illegal bird market

>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>Ottawa Citizen<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<

British scientists' advice welcomed by government, minister says


Conservatives serve up a 'comfort-food' budget; dessert to come later
         Don't jail cenotaph vandals – educate them, says retired general Romeo Dallaire
Veterans urge Stephen Harper government to avoid 'Cadillac' version of war commemorations


        Poilievre backs down on Elections Canada muzzle clause
Our generosity to the auto industry has made ourselves hostage to it

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

How Much Will Tory Prison Sentence Reforms Cost? The Jury Is Still Out

>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>YAHOO NEWS<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<
Budget littered with items that have no cost but sound like a million  …
         Toronto Star obtains 'secret document' detailing the Harper Conservatives' election strategy Mon, 10 Feb, 2014
Hang-glider pilot sentenced to five months for fatal tandem accident in B.C. 1 hour 5 minutes ago
         Accused terror suspect supported violent jihad, says Crown lawyer 1 hour 17 minutes ago
Quebec town of Trois-Rivieres in turmoil after three bodies found 1 hour 34 minutes ago
         Orson? Humphrey? Toronto Zoo invites polar bear-lovers to vote for cub's name 4 hours ago
Tories open to hearings, amending controversial electoral reform bill 2 hours 6 minutes ago
         Legal first: Nova Scotia court issues first cyberbullying prevention order 2 hours 20 minutes ago
Canadian cross-country coach helps ailing Russian in awesome Olympic moment 7 hours ago
         Canadian comic's 'Dumb Starbucks' can't outsmart health inspectors 2 hours 51 minutes ago

Mi'kmaq Warrior anti-fracking tour visits Calgary
         New fossil bed found by scientists hailed as 'motherlode'
Wildlife officials mull quotas for world's last unregulated polar bear hunt
         Ottawa plans to spend $631 million over two years on Windsor bridge
Wabush Scully Mine in Labrador closing, 500 jobs affected
         New Brunswick Opposition raises concerns over cut to nursing program
Should the latest Canadian deaths in Mexico make you reconsider a winter break there?
         Ten highlights of federal Budget 2014
Privacy advocates fight back against CSEC's $4.2 billion 'spy palace'
         Tories set to cancel Immigrant Investor Program in budget: report


Service Canada to administer Canada Job Grant

>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>NATIONAL NEWSWATCH<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<
Feds ram through Elections Act overhaul bill, accused of distorting independent study of polling booth incidents in 2011 election
         Our political parties are tinkering at the margin

Jim Flaherty wins gold medal for illusion in federal budget
         Forget principles, for the Conservatives it's all politics, all the time
Flaherty has done more than anyone to make life more affordable for Canada's most vulnerable citizens
         Flaherty budget a masterpiece of hype
Budget Reaction: The Unbalanced Harper Budget
         Flaherty makes prudence a virtue
Budget on the right path
         Budget initiatives on infrastructure, skills and remote communities will boost Canada's competitiveness

The Conservative party cares how you use social media. So should you.

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

>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>TerraViva Europe<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<
DRC Mega-Dam to Be Funded by Private Sector, Groups Charge
         Website Welcomes Wildlife Trafficking Whistleblowers
Fossil Fuel Subsidies Dampen Shift Towards Renewables
         Vieques Goes from Bombs to Beets
Iron Hell in Brazil's Amazon Region
         Kenya's Empty Bread Basket
Bursting the 'Blood Bubble'
         Small Ray of Hope in Mexico's Forced Disappearances
Doctors Resist Deadly Vaccine
         Brazil's 'Rolezinhos' Want Room in the Palaces of Consumerism

>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>The Real News Network<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<
NSA Whistleblower: USA Freedom Act Will Not Go Far Enough To Protect Civil Liberties
         Activism In My DNA - Danny Schechter on Reality Asserts Itself (1/3)
80,000+ Moral Monday Protesters Fight For Justice Regardless of What Party Is In Power
         Regulatory Agencies Close Ties To Industry Lead to Failure of Accountability for NC Coal Ash Leak
Death By Metadata: Jeremy Scahill & Glenn Greenwald Reveal NSA Role in Assassinations Overseas (1/2)

         Death By Metadata: Jeremy Scahill & Glenn Greenwald Reveal NSA Role in Assassinations Overseas (2/2)
Aaron Swartz - SOPA and The Day We Fight Back

New Dimensions of U.S. Foreign Policy Toward Russia

>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>The European Union Times<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<
Australia's SkyMapper telescope discovered oldest known star Source
        The American dream is dead Source
More Americans Renouncing their Citizenship: 221% Increase In One Year Source
        1400 Saudi militants fight in Syria Source
Belarus angry after CNN calls new communist memorial "ugliest monument" Source
        Worst storm 'in quarter of a century' heading for UK Source
Anti-government protests continue in Bosnia Source
        Obama: 'Whenever I can take steps without legislation,' I will
Swiss people vote for limiting EU immigration Source
        New syringe can seal gunshot wounds in 15 seconds Source

>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>Eurasian Review<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<

Assessing Japan-India Relations: A Chinese Perspective – Analysis
         Egypt/Sudan: Traffickers Who Torture
Mali: Jihadists Claim Abduction Of Aid Workers
         Russia Considers US Unilateral Sanctions Against Iran Illegitimate
EU Hails Resuming Of Cyprus Reunification Talks
         Massive DDoS-Attack Hits EU, US
Romania President Basescu Asked To Resign Over Discriminatory Roma Remarks
         Former Child Star Shirley Temple Dies At 85

>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>Gatestone Institute<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<

Waiting to Be Executed in Iran
         Iran's "Enemies of God": Zaniar and Loghman Moradi
Germany Aiming to Become More Muslim Friendly
         Marine Le Pen's Worldview: Oppose America, Embrace Iran
Fatah and the "Armed Struggle" against Israel
         Iran's Silent Executions
Iran: Political Prisoner Mohammad-Reza Pourshajari's Life in Grave Danger

>>>>>>>>>>INFOS <<<<<<<<<<


Les États-Unis interdisent le commerce des objets en ivoire Plus
         Washington décide d'un moratoire sur les exécutionsPlus
Laboratoire de production de speed démantelé en EstriePlus
         Menaces de s'imoler Place Saint-Pierre: deux hommes arrêtésPlus
Le gouvernement Harper renouera avec l'équilibrePlus
         Le Dr Sher est en faveur du jihad, selon un juge ontarienPlus
Un homme retrouvé mort à Saint-Jean-Port-JoliPlus
         L'arrivée de Couillard assombrie par une déclarationPlus
Un budget imminent, des élections bientôtPlus
         Dialogue historique entre la Chine et TaïwanPlus

Pas d'absolution pour Dany VillanuevaPlus
         République Centrafricaine: le Canada enverra 5 millions $Plus
Il ramène une grenade à la police, panique au commissariatPlus
         Charbonneau: la discrimination syndicale révélée sur des écoutesPlus
Trois cadavres découverts à Trois-Rivières Plus
         77 morts dans l'écrasement d'un avion en AlgériePlus
Laurentides: conducteur dans un état critiquePlus
         Silvio Berlusconi jugé pour corruption de sénateurPlus
Les deux Corées auront des négos «à haut niveau»Plus


A doublebarreled approach to Election 2015.

13 Ways The Budget Will Affect You

The game plan, "drive, disrupt, disunity."

Conservatives lay out re-election strategy in secret document
Conservatives planning to undermine Justin Trudeau at Liberal convention

From: "Rory J. Koopmans"
Subject: Subway: the way a sandwich shouldn't be

Dear Joe: we now Jared of Subway's secret.
It was the shoe rubber in the buns that caused him to lose all that weight!
Subway to remove chemical used in plastic, rubber from sandwich bread

From: "Ray Strachan" <>


      My greatgrandfather on my fathers side died in 1939 ,age 84.  my great  grandmother died 1952, age 93.

My father died 1958 age 47,   my mother died Nov . 1933 ,brain tumor age 21, I was born 1932.,now 81 and at the moment  going strong. Grade 10 education.

Has anyone out there heard of  GENES. The whole   animal kingdon have genes that are inherited, many times against ones will. But do humans have a choice, no,   does GOD oversee how these Genes are distributed,    No ,  they come out of a gene pool that HE    has no interest in, or control over whatsoever.. Yes GENE POOL  I am satisfied that my own genes made me to be hetrosexual .I am happy about that for many selfish reasons,   I  didn't have to hide in a closet all my life, and I have 3 children and seven grandchildren.   So I am just plain lucky,not superior..

Bless those that were different  and knew they were different from the time they were youngsters. They have had to put up with hell, because    stupid, stunned people have never been educated enough to understand what the hell  the   GENE    represents. All the poor innocent people  who were forced to go to church and hear over and over again that they were sinners ..

 Another bit of  stick handling that gets to me, is how much superior whites  are to our "Natives".  They call them 'The God Damn Indians".  What made them that way
was the God Damn  Whites showed up,  thought they were in India.,,,  "Thus the Indians".   They traded these "Indians " beads   for furs. The overpowering    white genes in some.   Now ,Mr. Harper is, after a few years of history, promising that  "This is going to be the "Time of helping the Natives"   Millions and Millions of dollars worth" (Actually Billions) promised. I wonder if Mr. Harper had a softening of heart or the fear of the next Federal election?   every vote counts  ya know...One thing for sure, he is guided by his genes..

And  no,,,all politicians are not the same. Some  do care about  working   for the people.    But ,,,,   they always have been the politicians  to look down on,  haven't they?   Waste money on ordinary people, the bastards..   Sure as hell hope they never get into power..  The "poor me gene," has gotten so prevalent in some, that it has driven them to form "The Banksters Union"

Ray Strachan

My Father died at 92. Hmmm .... I just hit 77.  How many more years of the Digest is that?
From: Larry Kazdan
Subject: Letter to Editor re: Federal budget will map Tory plan to hold the middle class, Michael De
n Tandt, February 9, 2014

Re:  Federal budget will map Tory plan to hold the middle class, Michael Den Tandt, February 9, 2014
Michael Den Tandt indicates that balanced budgets were once routine but his memory is selective. In the 27 fiscal years starting from 1986, Canada has run deficits for 16 years or 59 percent of the time.  And deficits are often a good thing.  Net saving by the private domestic sector and negative trade balances will drain purchasing power from our economy.  If the federal government does not compensate by putting more into the economy than it takes out, the result will be stagnation and high unemployment.  In other words, exactly the situation today as Finance Minister Jim Flaherty rushes to cut spending and balance his budget in time for the next election.

Larry Kazdan,
620 E. 23 Ave.,
Vancouver, B.C.
(604) 874-9982
1. Canada's Debt and Deficit History
Out of the past 27 fiscal years, Canada has run a surplus for only 11 years or 41 percent of the time
2. Stock-Flow Consistent Macro Models
Thus, when an external deficit (X – M < 0) and public surplus (G - T < 0) coincide, there must be a private deficit. While private spending can persist for a time under these conditions using the net savings of the external sector, the private sector becomes increasingly indebted in the process.
From: "John Feldsted"
Subject: Elections Canada Investigations:

It is surprising that the media is claiming that the Fair Election's Bill is weak as it does not contain provisions that gives Election Canada investigators the power to require people to answer their questions under oath.
The right of an accused to remain silent is embedded in our constitution under the charter of freedoms and rights, sections 7 and 11 (c). We need to be wary of giving up long-held rights. The common law right to silence dates back to before 1660 when the right was extended to witnesses.  
Elections Canada has not made a case that election fraud is so onerous, prevalent and widespread that it needs draconian measures to protect the integrity of our electoral system. Providing Elections Canada with the power to demand answers to questions will drive away the volunteers who make our electoral system function. No person wants to be subject to a summons to answer questions under oath even though they have done no wrong.
We do not need Elections Canada to resurrect the Star Chamber courts that led to laws protecting our right to silence. It is up to the state to investigate and prove its case against a suspect, not to require that a suspect give evidence to incriminate himself. The possibility that EC investigators will harass numerous innocent people is far too great to give them that power.   
: Rebecca Gingrich
Subject: be aware
The Bilderberg Plan to Obliterate Humanity
Subject: RCMP arrest 7 in alleged revenue agency fraud  DD

Joe--income tax is a fraud so it must be difficult for these workers to figure out what is 'legal' and what isn't??
Interesting how quickly these people can be arrested while the Senators and politicians continue to rob from us???

Subject: FW: Veterans

Joe--this is the email I rec'd from Hawn.

Becky - We'll let others judge whether it was in response to your post or a general "I said nothin wrong" mailing.

To: r.gingrich
Date: Mon, 10 Feb 2014 17:07:18 -0500
Subject: RE: Veterans


I said nothing of the kind and please do not try to put words in my mouth.  I said that unions, the media and the opposition are free to operate the way they see fit.  I also never said that veterans couldn't use any vehicle to get their mmessage out.  What I did say was that PSAC is using the veterans issues to manipulate public opinion to a wider agenda that is theirs and not the veterans'.  PSAC lied to veterans and the public about the manning of the Service Canada offices in locations where VAC offices are closing.  People can do and say what they want; just don't make up information about it; and they should try to use all the facts, much as that may weaken their case.  There has been significant compensation for those veterans who were actually present during Agent Orange operations.  You are taking one case of a low-level bureaucrat's mistake to make a general statement that is simply not true.  When the Minister found out about the letter sent to Mr. MacEachern, he fixed it instantly.  He also called Mr. MacEachern personally to apologize and has been in contact with him since. You may hate MPs, but please try to use facts.  We are not ignoring verterans suffering from mental illness.  We will shortly have hired 450 mental health professionals, which gives Canada a much higher ratio of care than any of our allies.  We'd love to hire more, but there is a shortage of those people across the healthcare system and we are in competition with the rest of society.  I hope that this information might be helpful.


Laurie Hawn

Response to this post:

From: Rebecca Gingrich
Sent: January 30, 2014 11:44 AM
To: Hawn, Laurie - M.P.
Subject: Veterans
Mr Hawn--I just read your statements in the Ottawa Citizen that states Veterans and the public are being manipulated by the media and the Opposition.
Are you  stating that we are too stupid to make up our own minds about this issue??  Many of us know Veterans as family or friends and know what they are going through daily because of the arrogance of government, no matter the stripe. 
Government has stated that DU and Agent Orange are not deadly chemicals and so those Veterans affected by those chemicals are hung out to dry by the government.  We know that when a Veteran dies mid-month his/her pension for that month is clawed back  I have a question--does that happen with MPs pensions??
Veterans that are suffering from mental illness after seeing and taking part in the destructive actions our governments demand of them on the battlefield are ignored.
It is becoming more obvious every day that the people of Canada, Veterans or not, are being ignored by governments.  The Veteran's issue is just the tip of the iceberg.  We all need to thank the Veterans for continuing their fight at home for the people of Canada. As goes a Veteran so goes a Canadians.

Rebecca Gingrich
PO Box 2
Princeton, Ontario