Friday, April 11, 2014

Fw: Daily Digest April 11, 2014

On Saturday, April 12, 2014 6:32:16 PM, Joe Hueglin <> wrote:



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Duffy-Wright probe: PMO gives hard drive to RCMP
         Jim Flaherty to have state funeral Wednesday
Linda Frum stirs controversy with Elections Canada questions
         Joint Canada-U.S. customs plaza pitched for $1B bridge
At Issue: Remembering Jim Flaherty
         Restaurant inspections at national chains uncover repeated, major violations
Joe Fresh 'doubles' garment business in Bangladesh in year after tragedy
         Marijuana lobbyists now 'less taboo' on Capitol Hill
Jim Flaherty's personal touch was a rarity on Parliament Hill


Who has had state funerals, and how do they work?
         Federal government names new senior finance executives
Tom Flanagan's book says he was victim of 'mob' mentality over porn remarks
         Everything you know about elections is wrong in Tories' Bizarro World
Den Tandt: From pit bull to pragmatist, Flaherty reinvented himself ­ and grew
         West and Russia play dangerous game in Ukraine
Jim Flaherty knew that politicians risk more than most of us

         B.C. law society clears way for Christian law school, despite same-sex policy
No Couillard-Marois transition meeting until next week: interim PQ leader

         This week in health: Oral Health Month, keeping feet happy, and more
Space station computer outage may require spacewalk, delay Monday's supply launch
         Live Chat: Talk to security experts about Heartbleed
TV Chat: Will your show be cancelled?
         Royal Chat: Farewell New Zealand, Hello Australia
Food Chat: Love your leftovers

>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>The Tyee<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<
Clark's Hidden Ties to Investment Bank RCI Revealed
         Having been chair of subsidiary, BC premier touted RCI in Asia trade missions.
What to Make of the BC NDP's One-Horse Race?
         A party united. A party divided. A party that must listen. Insiders weigh in.
Shamed by 'Barbarians,' China Leaps Forward
         New history follows the country's fascinating search for wealth and power.
Jim Flaherty Departs the Stage
         Former finance minister was a damn good political showman, and a friend to many.
In 2012, a CBC 'Hockey Nightmare in Canada' foretold?

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Enbridge faces questions on oil spills and Aboriginal relations, on eve of Kitimat vote
         With a critical vote approaching, an Open House enabled many people to ask tough questions about the Northern Gateway pipeline
Kinder Morgan mulls drilling through Burnaby Mountain for pipeline expansion
         To avoid impact on neighbourhood where Kinder Morgan spilled oil in 2007, the company proposes a new route...through a mountain?
Former finance minister Jim Flaherty passes away "peacefully" in Ottawa
         The former finance minister had distanced himself from politics only a month earlier, saying he would return to the private sector.
Kitimat mayor flash mobbed by 'No Enbridge' protesters at Haisla basketball game (VIDEOS)
         Mayor stunned as crowd roars, "No Enbridge! No Enbridge! No Enbridge!", nearly everyone wearing black protest shirts.
Sex, science, and smart furniture: From Now conference coming to Vancouver
         Networked sex and bugs for dinner. The future is going to be a very strange place.
Canada Revenue Agency shuts down website over security concerns
         Canadians across the country woke up to news today that the Canada Revenue Agency shut down public access to their tax-filing website over security concerns. The scare is over an internet...
Community Comes Together After Violent Act Leaves Family Homeless
         Imagine waking up at 1am to your house on fire and the sound of your mother being beaten. That is exactly what happened to two children less than a week ago in Langley, when their father broke...

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

Jason Kenney endorses Rob Anders
         The respect paid to Jim Flaherty across party lines was not fake

NDP Internet ad targets Fair Elections Act
         Casey speaks up for the Independents
Rempel acclaimed as Tory candidate in new riding of Calgary Nose Hill
         Federal public websites disabled due to bug
Raitt wants police to probe crossing woes
         Conservatives start MP Eve Adams' contested nomination race
MPPs consider rare Speaker's warrants to get key gas-plant figures to testify
         MPPs can't quiz pair over hard drives ­ they've moved to B.C.

Alberta news radio station pulls poll that asked whether rape victims are to blame for attacks
         Redford easing her way back into public life as MLA
Stéphane Bédard named PQ interim leader
         Battered PQ pick interim leader
NSA discovered Heartbleed bug years ago, used it to steal passwords: source
>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>FOREIGN AFFAIRS<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<

>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>The European Union Times<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<
Moody's downgrades Turkey outlook to negative Source
         Obama administration wins Jefferson Muzzle award for restricting free press Source
US Congress considers blocking GMO food labeling Source
         Argentina braces for strike over inflation, crime Source
Malayesia MH370 'Followed by Fighter Jets' – Girlfriend of Victim Source
         Ukraine stops Russian gas transit Source
'Anti-radiation belt' developed by Israeli firm for nuclear emergencies Source

>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>Information Clearing House<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<
         Criminal Court a U.S.-Israeli "Red Line" for Palestinians
Mahmoud Abbas held back one of his key bargaining chips that Israel and the United States fear most.
         Former Australian FM Denounces Jewish Lobby's 'Extraordinary Influence'Bob Carr claims office of former Australian PM Julia Gillard was effectively held hostage by Jewish lobby.
         NATO's 'Fogh' Of War
Rasmussen is nothing but a paid puppet doing Washington's bidding.
         Civil War Looms as Pro-US Regime Threatens Ukraine Protesters
The Kiev regime is preparing an armed clash with protest groups and militias that have emerged across eastern Ukraine.
         Why US Fracking Companies Are Licking Their Lips Over Ukraine
The natural gas industry is supreme at exploiting crisis for private gain - what I call the shock doctrine.

         Human Extinction In Our Lifetime?
Global warming is real - and possibly even worse than we've been told. Could it lead to the destruction of human civilization within just a few decades?
         We Need an Apartheid-style Boycott to Save the Planet
Twenty-five years ago people could be excused for not knowing much, or doing much, about climate change. Today we have no excuse.
         "Off With His Head:"Court Upholds Obama's Power To Kill :Video
Michael Ratner: There have been no criminal prosecutions for illegal actions committed by the U.S. in the name of national security since 9/11.
         Neoliberalism and the Machinery of Disposability
Americans now live in a society in which almost everyone is spied on, considered a potential terrorist, and subject to a mode of state and corporate lawlessness in which the arrogance of power knows no limits.
         Zombie Democracy in the U.S.
I have always found discussions on democracy in the U.S. curious and at times hilarious.

         Poor To Pay For War House Passes Ryan's Republican Budget With Deep Spending Cuts
The plan would eliminate deficits within 10 years, due largely to deep cuts to social safety net programs. It also seeks to boost defense spending over the next decade.
         Nobody Cares What You Think Unless You're Rich
The collective opinion of average citizens doesn't matter a whit.
         Social Security, Treasury Target Taxpayers For Their Parents' Decades-old Debts
After 37 years of silence, four years after Sadie Grice died, the government is coming after her daughter.
         All Work and No Pay
'How is it that a major industry has basically convinced America, convinced Congress, that they practically shouldn't have to pay their workers at all? It's purely money and power. And their control over our legislators."
         Shoe Thrown at Hillary Clinton During SpeechVideo
A woman has been arrested by police in Las Vegas after she threw a shoe at former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton Thursday during a speaking event.

        Kiev backpedals on referendums after deadline to stop protest expires:
Just after a deadline set by Kiev for protesters in eastern Ukraine to vacate seized buildings expired, Parliament-appointed PM Arseny Yatsenyuk pledged to push through a law allowing regional referendums in the country.
         Ukraine leader Yatsenyuk offers powers to troubled east:
Ukraine's interim prime minister has offered to devolve more powers to eastern regions, where pro-Russian separatists are defying the government. He is holding talks with regional leaders in Donetsk, where activists demanding self-rule are holding a big government building.
         In pictures: Russian military build-up near Ukraine:
Nato's decision to release over 20 satellite images and associated maps of the Russian military build-up on Ukraine's eastern frontier is a signal of the concern among the alliance's commanders that a Russian military option against Ukraine is very much on the table.
         Russia Claims NATO Satellite Photos Were Taken Last August:
An official in the Russian military general staff said on Thursday that NATO satellite photographs purporting to show Russian forces concentrated near the Ukrainian border were taken in August 2013, state-run news agency RIA reported.
         Russia's Lavrov says NATO forces in Eastern Europe would violate agreements: -
Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov on Thursday said the deployment of NATO forces in eastern European countries close to Russia would violate of agreements between Moscow and the alliance, the Interfax news agency reported.

         German government planning major military build-up:
The German government is using the mounting conflict between NATO and Russia to massively rearm the military. This is underscored by an article in the latest edition of the weekly news magazine Der Spiegel.
         U.S. Education NGO American Councils Ordered to Cease Operations In Russia:
The Justice Ministry has ordered the Russian branch of American Councils, a U.S.-based nonprofit organization that administers student exchanges and other educational programs, to cease its operations indefinitely, in what appears to be part of an ongoing crackdown on NGOs funded by the U.S. and other foreign governments.
         How Washington and its Allies Use Social Media to Topple Governments & Manipulate Public Opinion :
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         EU taking Putin's letter on gas transit 'seriously' - Merkel:
The EU is taking seriously President Vladimir Putin's letter to 18 European countries, in which he warned that Ukraine's debt crisis could affect gas transit from Russia, German Chancellor Angela Merkel said.
         Full Text: Message from the President of Russia to the leaders of several European countries:
Ukraine's economy in the past several months has been plummeting. Its industrial and construction sectors have also been declining sharply. Its budget deficit is mounting.

         US threatens tougher sanctions against Russia:
Other world powers reluctant to levy economic penalties against Moscow for actions in Ukraine
         Ukraine Media War: Fake content triggers big news: Video -
What appears to be an exaggeration of basic facts has led to some dubious reporting.
         Russia TV stations air 'impostor' protester in two guises:
A man who says he was injured in ongoing protests in Ukraine seems to have appeared on two Russian TV channels claiming to be two different people - a pro-Russia activist in one report and an anti-Russia protester in another.
         Russia to Attend G20 Summit, Australian Official Says:
Australian Treasurer Joe Hockey said Russia would take part in the G20 Summit in Brisbane later this year, laying to rest questions Russia might be barred from attending over Moscow's annexation of Crimea.
         This Tower Pulls Drinking Water Out of Thin Air:
Designer Arturo Vittori says his invention can provide remote villages with more than 25 gallons of clean drinking water per day

        VW reveals new 300mpg coupe:
Volkswagen is set to steal this week's Qatar motor show with its latest 'one-litre car', the XL1 - a diesel hybrid concept that can deliver well in excess of 300mpg.
        How 3D Printing Will Change the Way We Make Practically Everything -
         'Jesus' wife' papyrus not a modern forgery, scientific tests say:
Translated to English, the document is adorned with the words "Jesus said to them, 'My wife...'" and "she will be able to be my disciple" - two fragments of phrases that not only suggest that the founder of Christianity may have been married, but that role of women in the church may have been significantly different over a thousand years ago.
>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>The Globalist<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<

Will a Mouse Find Malaysia Airlines Flight 370?

         The search for MH370 is proof that crowdsourcing will become a vital part of aid and rescue efforts in the future,

A Vote for Afghanistan

         How can a society develop exemplary civic courage in the face of brutal terror?

Russia's Miserable Century: 85 Million "Gone Missing"

         What was the human cost of Russia's 20th century trials and tribulations?

Healing Washington D.C.: What Muriel Bowser Must Do

         Can the U.S. capital's mayor-in-waiting overcome the racial divide that persists in D.C.?

American Expressed: Life in a World of Oligopolies

         Self-serving, not customer service: A story of U.S. corporate practices toward consumers,

Three Myths About the Middle East

         No, the region isn't the source of all evil,

Japan Times: Frustrated Russia Pushes Back Against the U.S.

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         Naomi Klein | Why US Fracking Companies Are Licking Their Lips Over Ukraine
Klein writes: "The way to beat Vladimir Putin is to flood the European market with
fracked-in-the-USA natural gas, or so the industry would have us believe." READ MORE
         Jimmy Carter: "America As the No. 1 Warmonger"
"The rest of the world, almost unanimously, looks at America
as the No. 1 warmonger." READ MORE
         How the Corporate Takeover of Society Is Leaving Us Feeling Empty Inside
Monbiot writes: "How do you engineer a bland, depoliticised world, a consensus built around consumption and endless growth, a dream world of materialism and debt and atomisation, in which all relations can be prefixed with a dollar sign, in which we cease to fight for change? You delegate your powers to companies whose profits depend on this model." READ MORE

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