Monday, April 21, 2014

Fw: Daily Digest April 20, 2014

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Ailing Mounties fear force's new powers
Canadian Space Agency boss insists his appointment does not spell militarization
Traumatized refugees lose most of their federal mental health funding in B.C.
B.C. environment minister warned about LNG greenhouse gas emissions
Another Bush in the White House? Ex-ambassador says Jeb could be a contender


A modest proposal ­ a voter identity card
'Not criminally responsible' law misses point: Critics
Parti Québécois' soul-searching in wake of electoral disaster
Pauline Marois is gone. Is Stephen Harper next, given the similarities?
Only 20 applications to grow medicinal pot approved so far

>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>The Tyee<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<
Ottawa's Command and Control Antics
         Former MPs speak out against 'opaque' and 'juvenile' party handling in a new book.
'A System Designed to Be Controlled by the Centre'
         In conversation, author Alison Loat reflects on the interviews that informed 'Tragedy in the Commons.'
Adiós, Maestro
         Gabriel García Márquez knew all of Latin America's family secrets.
Capital and Captain America
         World domination update: ruthless oligarchs plan Marvel hero movies to 2028.
Newfoundlanders' Fortunes Found and Lost in BC
         Thirty years ago, BC mills beckoned with stable work -- as did the cod fishery of the east. Fourth in a series.

BC Wolf Killing Plan Based on 'Unreliable Data': Advocate
         Newly released strategy outlines difficulties in counting wolves.
Alberta Moves to Strike Down Anti-Fracker Ernst's Lawsuit
         Landmark case could spark a flood of litigation against the province, lawyers argue.
BC's Industry-led Private College Regulator Scrapped
         After a decade of criticism, agency is folded into gov't as result of core review.
Clark Chaired Company that Lobbied Her Former University
         Conflict commissioner says premier has yet to enlist his office to probe RCI ties.
Teachers begin 'administrative' job action Wednesday
         Developer eyes Downtown Eastside SRO, worries low-income tenants

>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>YAHOO NEWS<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<
One-third of vegetative patients may be conscious: study 3 hours ago
         Ailing Mounties fear new rules that make medical dismissals easier 7 hours ago
What does the Ukraine crisis mean for Canada's military? 8 hours ago
         A cautionary tale on electoral reform 3 hours ago
Anti-prohibition pot protesters hit Parliament Hill as 4/20 goes after policy 2 hours 7 minutes ago
         Only the elite allowed to shop at government of Canada's official gift store 5 hours ago
Food for inmates in court inadequate, say some Ontario lawyers 9 hours ago
         Thousands more public-sector jobs than planned to be cut, watchdog says 8 hours ago
Canadian Space Agency boss insists his appointment does not spell militarization 10 hours ago
         Manitoba doesn't have right to know about apprehended kids on reserves: chiefs 9 hours ago
Canadian visits to Haiti on rise as country continues tourism push 8 hours ago
         Handguns, assault rifles seized at Alaska/Yukon border 8 hours ago

Political stakes are high for Quebec's new federalist premier
         Duffy's fate should be decided in the coming weeks
4/20 turns 20 with final Vancouver Art Gallery plaza light-up
         Vendor asking $11,000 for Habs playoff ticket

>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>NATIONAL NEWSWATCH<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<
From rebels to retirees: Ranks of original Reformers are rapidly dwindling
Ailing Mounties fear force's new powers
What happened to Trudeau's open nomination pledge?
Populist or elitist: Can the Harper Government be both?
Justin Trudeau's selfie life
CBC should pay its own way
MLA regrets accepting freebie plane ticket for his wife but was just following the rules
How to cool the planet
Put Heartbleed in perspective
Beware Wynne selling our stuff

Parti Québécois' soul-searching in wake of electoral disaster
Air Canada to consider firing workers in baggage toss video
The House: What's next in the Duffy-Wright affair?
It's up to our politicians to explain how that secret $90,000 payment can be legal
'Not criminally responsible' law misses point: Critics
Ukraine crisis: Easter 'truce' broken after deadly gun attack
Canadian-Based Company Sues Canada Under NAFTA, Saying That Fracking Ban Takes Away Its Expected Profits
>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>FOREIGN AFFAIRS<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<

>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>The European Union Times<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<
US Spy Drone Shot Down Over Northern Fleet Base Alarms Russia Source
         Where do Easter Eggs & Chocolate Bunnies come from? Source
Human Biometric Chip Implants Being Tested Around the World Source
         South Korea arrests captain of sunken ferry Source
US to send thousands of troops in Poland to counter Russia Source
         Obama's top advisor says confrontational kids are future terrorists Source
UK invaded by killer shrimps, zebra mussels & giant Asian hornets Source
         Second Malaysia flight MH370 mystery arises Source
Kirsten Dunst under Feminist fire for being Feminine Source
         Tech giants working on world-wide direct satellite internet Source
Fukushima manager admits embarrassing failure Source

>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>Information Clearing House<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<
         Don't Shoot in Eastern Ukraine!
Help the friends in eastern Ukraine now! Help that they will persevere with peaceful power, that they will allow neither the West nor Russia to occupy them.
         Antisemitic Flyer 'by Donetsk People's Republic' in Ukraine a Hoax
City's chief rabbi states pamphlet is fake, claiming it is meant to discredit pro-Russian protesters or Jewish community.
         The Obscenity of War in a World of Need and Suffering
The suffering to millions of fellow human beings is kept from us by mainstream media too ready to play its role.
         Why is the US Honoring a Racist Rabbi?
"The difference in the inner quality between Jews and non-Jews is "so great that the bodies should be considered as completely different species."
         Seeking Atonement For Torture
Late in the summer of 2005, I returned from Iraq for the second time. My conscience was poisoned, my moral code shattered.

         The Next Shoe Just Dropped Court Denies Attorney-Client Privilege
In the Land of the Free, people grow up hearing a lot of things about their freedom. You're told that you live in the freest country on the planet. You're told that other nations 'hate you' for your freedom.
         Wall Street Deregulation Pushed by Clinton Advisers, Documents Reveal
Previously restricted papers reveal attempts to rush president to support act, later blamed for deepening banking crisis.
         Monied Interests Almost Always Win
Las Vegas billionaire Sheldon Adelson epitomizes the corruption that money brings.
         What the 1% Don't Want You to Know
Economist Paul Krugman explains how the United States is becoming an oligarchy - the very system our founders revolted against.
         Capitalism Is The Crisis Video 
The 2008 "financial crisis" in the United States was a systemic fraud in which the wealthy finance capitalists stole trillions of public dollars.

         U.S. ground troops going to Poland, defense minister says:
Poland and the United States will announce next week the deployment of U.S. ground forces to Poland as part of an expansion of NATO presence in Central and Eastern Europe in response to events in Ukraine. That was the word from Poland's defense minister, Tomasz Siemoniak,
         Nato belligerence endangers us all: Op-Ed:
It is the US drive to expand eastwards which lies at the root of the crisis in the former Soviet republic
         Ukraine: Federalist refuse to end occupation despite Geneva agreement:
Pro-Federalist groups occupying a string of public buildings across eastern Ukraine have insisted that they would not end their occupation until a referendum to decide the status of the region had taken place.
         Ukraine may hold presidential elections under state of emergency:
Ukraine may hold early presidential elections slated for late May even if a state of emergency is declared in some regions, Central Electoral Commission Deputy Chair Andrei Magera said on Saturday, April 19.
         Russian EU envoy says Kiev misinterpreted Geneva agreement:
"In particularly that it only applies to the eastern and southern provinces and those who are demanding federalism, but it not to Kiev, where (it thinks) everything is legal including the ongoing occupation of Maidan (Independence Square)" (Reporting by Alissa de Carbonnel)

         Putin makes overture to incoming NATO chief:
President Vladimir Putin on Saturday lauded incoming NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg, in sharp contrast to his recent comments on the bloc's outgoing chief. "We (Putin and Stoltenberg) have very warm relations, including personal relations," he said in a local television interview, adding Stoltenberg "is a very serious and responsible man."
         Russia says reinforced troops on Ukraine border as precaution:
"We ... have forces in the region of the Ukrainian border. Some of these forces are based there permanently, others are there to reinforce, against the backdrop of what is happening in Ukraine itself," Dmitry Peskov, spokesman to Russian President Vladimir Putin said on the Rossiya 1 television station.;_ylt=AwrBEiEPbFJTzGEAlgDQtDMD
         Inside the 'Donetsk People's Republic':
In east Ukraine, a pro-Russian group has declared an independent republic from within an occupied building in Donetsk. "All of Europe should help us against fascism," said 73-year-old supporter Vladimir Khachaturian, who says he has very early memories of the Second World War. "And we don't want more oligarchs who help Kyiv."
         Rice: Obama disgusted by anti-Semitic leaflets:
President Barack Obama's national security adviser says anti-Semitic leaflets distributed in Ukraine were "utterly sickening" and that Obama has bluntly expressed his disgust.
         Debunking flyer saying Jews in Ukraine must 'register' or face expulsion:
The ADL believes it's a hoax.

         Ukraine Jew registration hoax traced:
Email intercepts that included the original copies of anti-Semitic leaflets distributed in Eastern Ukraine have now been shown to be part of an elaborate false flag hoax to sabotage recent US-Russian talks.
         That flyer about Jews needing to 'register' in Ukraine is fake:
A flyer demanding that Jews in the Ukrainian city of Donetsk register with its pro-Russian government is "fake," a Jewish advocacy group with direct contacts in the region tells the Daily Dot.
         Documentary reveals US Air Force unit recruits gamers to kill with drones in Pakistan:
"The US military has been doing this for a long time with games like America's Army. And in the film, we visit several Scandinavian gaming conferences, where the militaries very actively recruit gamers as our new warriors for the modern warfare not just drone war, but also cyber warfare"
         US drone pilots are 'stressed' and 'demoralized' - official report:
The US Government Accountability Office (GAO) has produced a scathing report detailing the Air Force's mismanagement of its active-duty drone pilots, who are responsible for the most demanding and deadly missions in the entire US military.
         Guantánamo judge to CIA: Disclose 'black site' details to USS Cole defense lawyers:
The military judge in the USS Cole bombing case has ordered the CIA to give defense lawyers details - names, dates and places - of its secret overseas detention and interrogation of the man accused of planning the bombing, two people who have read the still-secret order said Thursday.

         CIA torture architect breaks silence to defend 'enhanced interrogation':
The psychologist regarded as the architect of the CIA's "enhanced interrogation" program has broken a seven-year silence to defend the use of torture techniques against al-Qaida terror suspects in the wake of the 9/11 attacks.
         Cubans Celebrate Anniversary of Bay Of Pigs Victory :
Cubans on Saturday celebrated the 53rd anniversary of their victory over a 1,500-strong mercenary invading force, the so-called Brigade 2506, equipped, trained and financed by the U.S. government, at Playa Giron (Bay of Pigs).
         UK: HMRC to sell taxpayers' financial data - Guardian:
The personal financial data of millions of taxpayers could be sold to private firms under laws being drawn up by HM Revenue & Customs in a move branded "dangerous" by tax professionals and "borderline insane" by a senior Conservative MP.
         UK: 73% of today's students will still be paying off their tuition fees in their 50s:
Three out of four of today's students will reach their 50s still owing debts from university of around £30,000, according to a major study published today.
         Inmates to strike in Alabama, declare prison is "running a slave empire":
Inmates at an Alabama prison plan to stage a work stoppage this weekend and hope to spur an escalating strike wave, a leader of the effort told Salon in a Thursday phone call from his jail cell. Click here

         Western lawmakers gather in Utah to talk federal land takeover:
It's time for Western states to take control of federal lands within their borders, lawmakers and county commissioners from Western states said at Utah's Capitol on Friday.

>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>Eurasian Review<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<
Hollande: France Has 'Information' Syrian Regime Still Using Chemical Weapons
         Ostracised And Isolated: Muslim Prisoners In The US
Iran And Russia-Ukraine Crisis: Natural Gas Exports And New Regional Opportunities – Analysis
         India Getting Closer To A Satellite Navigational System – Analysis
Putin Stating Riyadh Trump Oil Card – OpEd
         Saudi Arabia: Two Expats Die Of MERS In Jeddah
UN Report On Palestine: Military Occupation, Apartheid And Torture – OpEd
         Russia: The Changing Islamic Insurgency – Analysis
Japan-China Tensions Increase As Tokyo Building Radar Near Disputed Islands

>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>The Globalist<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<
Ukraine's Neo-Nazi Imperative Read more
         IssueMarijuana as a Wedge Issue Read more
Telling the Truth about Easter  Read more
         The Dangerous Neocon-R2P Alliance Read more
The Corruption of Mainstream Media Read more
         Ukraine, Through the US Looking Glass Read more

>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>Kiev Post<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<
Paul Roderick Gregory: Does the Geneva agreement defuse the Ukrainian crisis? Not according to Russian TV
         Financial Times: Lethal shootout casts shadow over Geneva deal
Pyatt still puts hopes on April 17 Geneva agreements, says there's no military solution
         Two US senators urge Obama to impose tougher sanctions on Russia now; Yatsenyuk says Putin wants to 'eliminate Ukrainian independence'
Deadly shootout in Sloviansk kills three persons, breaks uneasy truce on Easter (UPDATE)
         In embattled Sloviansk, residents recall more prosperous times
Ukraine begins implementing Geneva accords, halts anti-terrorist operation
         David Rothkopf: Vladimir Putin's terrific, triumphant, all good, totally awesome year =
Allan Berman: What Putin is costing Russia
         Leni Friedman Valenta and Jiri Valenta: Arm Ukraine and impose energy sanctions
Daniel Goure: The general says what politicians won't about Ukraine

>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>The Voice of Russia<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<

Crimea: No Russian invasion, happy people - Manuel Ochsenreiter
         Poklonskaya not afraid of criminal charges filed against her by Ukraine
Over 11,000 servicemen to take part in May 9 parade in Moscow
         Russia to play leading role in development of Arctic oil and gas deposits
US feels only it could meddle in Ukraine - expert
         Russia to take steps if Ukraine joins NATO - Kremlin spokesperson
Slavyansk mayor asks Russia to send peacekeepers in wake of deadly night attack
         Russian FM Lavrov to meet with Mozambique's counterpart April 21
Easter liturgy at Moscow's Cathedral of Christ the Savior
         Pope makes Easter plea for Ukraine peace after shootout

Necessary to normalize situation in Ukraine, not discuss sanctions against Russia - German FM
         US claims it will own Arctic - Bruce Gagnon
Easter in Russia
         OSCE mission has no evidence of Russian military presence in Ukraine – OSCE mission head
Putin notes role of Orthodox Church in harmonization of national, religious relations
         Over 7,000 people attend at Moscow's Cathedral of Christ the Saviour for Easter service
Western media are conscientiously Russophobic in covering events in Ukraine – Putin's spokesperson

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Fusillade en Ukraine: la tension montePlus
         Conseil municipal de Québec: deux militantes veulent éradiquer les usines à chiotsPlus
Semaine du don d'organes: une mère lance un cri du coeurPlus
         Un enfant repose entre la vie et la mort après avoir reçu un téléviseur sur la têtePlus
Rassemblement pro-cannabis pour le 4/20Plus
         Le pont Honoré-Mercier est rouvert à la circulationPlus
Bagages lancés: les employés impliqués sont suspendusPlus
         Laval: colère au CocothonPlus
Violence conjugale: un coût de plus de 7 milliards $Plus
         Plaque refusée: une automobiliste poursuit le gouvernement américainPlus

Pâques: appel à la pacification par le dialoguePlus
         Stabilisation des rivières: court répit pour les riverainsPlus
Une amende parce que sa femme a pris le volantPlus
         Les plongeurs ont extrait 19 corps du ferry naufragéPlus
Un accident de la route fait 42 morts au Pakistan