Saturday, May 24, 2014

Fw: Daily Digest MAY 23, 2014

--- On Sat, 5/24/14, Joe Hueglin <phoenix.rising@bellnet.ca> wrote:

> From: Joe Hueglin <phoenix.rising@bellnet.ca>
> Subject: Daily Digest MAY 23, 2014
> To: "CANADIAN DAILY DIGEST" <phoenix.rising@bellnet.ca>
> Date: Saturday, May 24, 2014, 5:03 AM
>
>
>
>
> The
> DAILY
> DIGEST:
> INFORMATION
> and OPINION
> from ST.
> JOHN'S to VICTORIA.
>
> ARCHIVED at
>
> http://cdndailydigest.blogspot.com/
>
>
> OPINION AND INFORMATION
>
>
> >>>>>>>>>>CANADA<<<<<<<<<<
>
>
>
> >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>HEADLINES
> ACROSS
> CANADA<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<
>
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> Columbia
>
>
> >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>CP<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<
>
>
> NDP reject strategic voting to stop Ontario PCs
>
>         
>
> Tree planters faced discrimination: tribunal
>
>
>
> Tory nomination postponed in Toronto-area riding, but gloves
> still
> off
>
>         
>
> Should corporate Canada crack open coffers?
>
>
>
> Report warns against high-speed rail in Alberta
>
>         
>
> Liberal candidate complains he was trolled
>
>
>
> New lawyer for man in 2012 election shooting
>
>         
>
> Search suspended for two missing men
>
>
>
> Soldier's widow says thanks for broad support
>
>         
>
> Empress of Ireland disaster to mark 100 years
>
>
>
>
> Headlines on Empress of Ireland tragedy
>
>         
>
> Annual inflation rate hits BoC target at 2%
>
>
>
> Ontario leaders hit five cities today
>
>         
>
> Gas prices expect to push inflation to 2%
>
>
>
> Family of dead Lt.-Col. to speak to the media
>
>         
>
> Enbridge Ontario customers get higher bills
>
>
>
> >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>CBC<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<Number
>
>
>
> Eve Adams, Dimitri Soudas fight fraud allegations after
> nixed vote
>
>         
>
> Ontario NDP supporters 'deeply distressed' by Andrea
> Horwath's
> campaign
>
>
>
> 39% of jobless have given up hope, poll suggests
>
>         
>
> Maternal health summit excludes opposition parties, NDP
> says
>
>
>
> Dufferin-Caledon nomination race features familiar Tory
> face
>
>         
>
> Justice Louis LeBel to retire from Supreme Court of Canada
>
>
>
> Lisa Raitt wants to know what GM Canada knew about recalls
>
>         
>
> Mysterious Windsor Hum's source is on Zug Island in
> Michigan
>
>
>
> United flight to Vancouver in near miss with plane in
> Houston
>
>         
>
> Air India bribe plotter Nazir Karigar sentenced today
>
>
>
>
> AFN's future at issue when chiefs hold emergency meeting
>
>         
>
> Jordan Boyd's parents call for more medical
> screening
>
> Andrea Horwath campaign leaves prominent NDP supporters
> 'deeply
> distressed' video
>
>         
>
> Hockey mom Julie Paskall homicide: suspect arrested
> video
>
>
> What's the mysterious object spotted above this
> iceberg? video
>
>         
>
> 55 tree planters win $700K over 'slave-like'
> discrimination in B.C.
> video
>
>
> Meteors and night skies: Photography tips and
> tricksvideo
>
>         
>
> 39% of unemployed have given up job search, poll
> suggests video
> audio
>
>
>
> >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>Canada.com<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<
>
>
> From dithers to decisiveness: Is Justin Trudeau acting too
> rashly?
>
>         
>
> Reevely: NDP's weakness in Ottawa hobbles Horwath
>
>
>
> RCAF hopes to have drones flying by 2023
>
>         
>
> More details reported on rift between Harper, Supreme Court
>
>
>
> The Gargoyle: Another spot opens on the Supreme Court
>
>         
>
> House of Commons faces full agenda as MPs eye 2015 election
>
>
>
> Coyne: Justin Trudeau declares issue 'settled,' but
> abortion deserves
> debate
>
>         
>
> Maher: Government making it easier to spy on Canadians
> without warrants
> or oversight
>
>
>
> 'Beerology': Have even more fun with your beer
>
>         
>
> Progress and promise in the fight against cystic
> fibrosis
>
> This week in health: Hand transplants, cochlear implant
> problems, and
> more
>
>         
>
> National agency calls for steps to prevent spread of MERS to
> Canada
>
>
> When mammograms lie: How cancer can sneak past our greatest
> screening
> techniques
>
>         
>
> Bariatric surgery numbers up significantly in Canada but
> annual figures
> still low
>
>
>
> Regulator poised to allow fewer flight attendants on
> Canadian
> planes
>
>         
>
> Forever stylish: Dressing your age isn't what it used to
> be
>
>
> Supreme Court of Canada upholds mandatory retirement for
> partnerships
>
>
> >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>YAHOO
> NEWS<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<
>
>
> Rejection of Ugandan gay activists' visas by Ottawa
> criticized 11
> hours ago
>
>         
>
> Conservative brand getting pulled into the mud over Eve
> Adams nomination
> mess 15 hours ago
>
>
> South Africa allows gay men to donate blood, but still no
> change in
> Canada 10 hours ago
>
>         
>
> Daniel Bobbitt's wife speaks after soldier husband
> killed in rollover
> 15 hours ago
>
>
> Study confirms Windsor hum comes from U.S. island but
> mystery remains
> 16 hours ago
>
>         
>
> What's the mysterious object spotted above this
> iceberg? 10 hours
> ago
>
>
> B.C. teachers' strike: 8 things you need to know 9
> hours ago
>
>         
>
> Suspect who died in confrontation with Alberta RCMP killed
> himself 11
> hours ago
>
>
> Amid TFW, unpaid-intern controversies, corporate Canada
> urged to open
> coffers 9 hours ago
>
>         
>
> Flights on schedule after power outage at Vancouver airport
> domestic
> terminal 12 hours ago
>
>
> Nazir Karigar, Air India bribe plotter, sentenced to 3 years
> in
> prison 9 hours ago
>
>
>
> China considering high-speed rail line through Russia to
> U.S. via Canada,
> reports claim
>
>         
>
> Uncertainty reigns in Ontario election polls
>
>
>
> Should raising speed limits be an Ontario election issue?
>
>         
>
> Margaret Atwood's opera debut Pauline opens in
> Vancouver
>
>
>
> B.C. teachers' strike: 8 things you need to know
>
>         
>
> New Vancouver building code prompts single-family permit
> rush
>
>
>
> PPCLI marches in Freedom of the City parade
>
>         
>
> Woman forced into prostitution relieved by sentences
>
>
>
>
> Toronto cyclists shame bike lane violators online
>
>         
>
> Youth coach charged in connection with multiple child sexual
> assualts
>
>
>
> RCMP face human rights complaint over errant phone message
>
>         
>
> Polar bear pulled Arctic Bay man from tent, says MLA
>
>
>
> Iqaluit dump fire gets its own Twitter account
>
>         
>
> People with breathing issues should avoid dump smoke:
> official
> >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>The
> Tyee<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<
>
>
>
> 'Natural Gas Is a Bridge to Nowhere': Cornell
> Methane Expert
>
>          Much-hyped
> industry in BC plagued by leaks of potent warmer. By
>
> Andrew Nikiforuk
>
>
> BC Liberals Weigh Ideas that Sound NDP-esque
>
>          Poverty
> policies among motions as party convenes this weekend.
>
>
> Problem Solving with Connectivity
>
>          Innovators
> tackle loneliness one cup of tea at a time.
>
>
> Teachers, Employer Dispute 'Lockout' Terms
>
>          Employer
> limits after-hours activity, punishes strikers with 10 per
> cent pay cut.
>
>
>
> ALR Chair Told Libs: Don't Do It
>
>          Letter
> raised multiple strong objections to splitting Ag Land
> Reserve into two
> zones.
>
>
>
> Please Advise! Attention Seeker Seeks Attention
>
>          If you are
> not Tara the Cat, some pointers on getting serious media.
>
>
> Stitches in Yo Face
>
>          Gimmick or
> not, the Miami rapper has the world's attention.
>
>
> The Mysterious Case of Bill Bennett's Notes
>
>          Energy
> ministry denies NDP accusation government lied about ALR
> consultation.
>
>
>  
> Komagata Maru centennial linked to temporary foreign worker
> controversy
>
>         
>
> VIEW: Why I'm attending CanRoots with other social
> change workers
> tomorrow
>
>
>
> >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>BOURQUE
> NEWS<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<
>
> The Byliners & Co ..
>
>
> Goar:
>
> Full inquiry into murdered aboriginal women needed
>
> Harper:
>
> A Tory family feud turns ugly
>
> Todd:
>
> Budding optimism drives Montreal's resurgence
>
> Wingrove:
>
> Tories put Toronto nomination vote on hold
>
>
> The great Senate fight ? Vanished without a trace
>
> Secret short list that ..
>
>
>
> .. provoked rift between Chief Justice and PMO
>
>
> Trudeau finds his inner control freak
>
>
> Lav-III's history of deadly rollovers
>
>
> Rollover victim's wife speaks out
>
>
>
> >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>NATIONAL
> NEWSWATCH<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<
>
>
>
> Former MacKay staffer exits ACOA job after 'tainted'
> hiring process
>
>         
>
> Dufferin-Caledon nomination race features familiar Tory
> face
>
>
>
> Do progressives even have a place in the Ontario NDP?
>
>         
>
> Kenney to unveil renamed TFW program that favours skilled
> workers
>
>
>
> Ontario Election Roundup: Unpredictability is the word
>
>         
>
> Dire state of French-language media lost on ruling
> Conservatives
>
>
>
> Justin Trudeau: With abortion stand, the champion of freedom
> and choice
> stumbles again
>
>         
>
> On abortion, Trudeau finds his inner control freak
>
>
>
> Trudeau leaps without looking into abortion debate
>
>         
>
> Why Justin Trudeau's abortion pledge is an insult to
> Canadian women
>
>
>
> It's not about 'when life begins' ­ it's about
> justice
>
>
> Brandon
> illustrates good, bad and ugly in worker program
>
>         
> What
> will
> Hudak talk about for three more weeks? Hope it's not gas
> plants
>
> Horwath's
> policy goals are hard to take seriously
>
>         
> Voter
> beware
> the Liberal minority
>
> Aboriginal
> women need help, not more study
>
>         
> Jim
> Prentice
> talks planes, perks and zero tolerance in Alberta
> government
>
> Cops
> have
> bone to chew
>
>         
>
> Trudeau would not stop gender-selective abortion
>
>
>
>
> Hudak in lead but falling in latest election poll
>
>         
>
> Corporate welfare 'morally wrong,' Tim Hudak says
>
>
>
> Kathleen Wynne says Charter allows her to 'live without
> fear'
>
>         
>
> Memo contradicts Harper's stance on emission limits
>
>
>
> Lisa Raitt wants to know what GM Canada knew about recalls
>
>         
>
> Is China planning a high-speed rail line to Canada?
>
> Maternal
> health summit excludes opposition parties, NDP says
>
>
>
> >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>FOREIGN
> AFFAIRS<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<
>
>
>
> >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>BOURQUE
> NEWS<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<
>
>
>
> The paradox of Putin's bellicosity
>
>
> 'Chocolate King' to win Ukraine election ?
>
> Putin
> 'to
> respect' Ukraine vote
>
> Coup
> leader summons
> Thai politicians
>
> Sinai
> Islamist leader Shadi al-Menei shot dead
>
> UN
> imposes
> sanctions on Boko Haram
>
>
> Putin & the year of the strongman leader
>
> Ukraine
> soldiers
> killed in Donetsk attack
>
>
>
>
> >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>The
> Real News
> Network<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<
>
>
> Twitter Storm between WikiLeaks and Glenn
> Greenwald
>
>
>         
>
> The Rise of the Big Banks - Costas Lapavitsas on Reality
> Asserts Itself
> (3/8)
>
>
>
> Jackson Rising: New Economies Conference Highlights
> Cooperatives as
> Alternative Economic Model
>
>         
>
> TRNN Replay: Untold History: Early US Imperialism, Hitler,
> Roosevelt, The
> Spanish Civil War
>
>
>
> The Guantanamo \"Suicides\" Revisited: Did
> CIA Hide Deaths of
> Tortured Prisoners at Secret Site?
>
>
>         
>
> How Karl \"Bush\'s Brain\" Rove
> Helped Make Gay Marriage
> Legal
>
>
>
> Koch Brothers Exposed: The Chilling New Documentary
> Republicans Don\'t
> Want You to See
>
>
> >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>The
> European Union
> Times<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<
>
> US successfully test
> fires Aegis Ashore missile
> shield
> Source
>
>
>         
> Cisco asks Obama to stop
> NSA from
> hijacking US tech
>
> Source
>
> Spain against EU policies
>
> Source
>
>         
> Christian Persecution Gets
> Worse in Every Country the US
> "Liberates"
>
> Source
>
> Thousands of Australian
> students protest against
> education cuts
>
> Source
>
>         
> NASA Curiosity contaminates
> Mars with hundreds of Earth
> bacteria
>
> Source
>
> NASA Releases Report On
> Ancient Roman UFO Accounts
>
> http://www.eutimes.net/2014/05/nasa-releases-report-on-ancient-roman-ufo-accounts/
>
>         
> EU a victim of constant US espionage, new
> files reveal
>
>
> http://www.eutimes.net/2014/05/eu-a-victim-of-constant-us-espionage-new-files-reveal/?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+TheEuropeanUnionTimes+%28The+European+Union+Times%29
>
>
>
>
> >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>Information
> Clearing
> House<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<
>
> Bottom-Up Politics in World Crises Establishment Elites Are
> no Longer in
> Control
>
>         
>
> http://www.informationclearinghouse.info/article38584.htm
>
> Get Ready for the Next Terror
>
>         
>
> http://www.informationclearinghouse.info/article38585.htm
>
> Wanted! Obama The Arrogance Of Charging China With
> Cyberspying
>
>         
>
> http://www.informationclearinghouse.info/article38578.htm
>
> Another Week of Government Lawlessness
>
>         
>
> http://www.informationclearinghouse.info/article38586.htm
>
> House Passes Watered Down NSA Reform Bill
>
>         
>
> http://www.informationclearinghouse.info/article38577.htm
>
>
> A Question of Power: The Imperial Presidency
>
>         
>
> http://www.informationclearinghouse.info/article38576.htm
>
> Remember When Venezuela and Bolivia Kicked the U.S. DEA
> Out of Their
> Countries,
>
>          Accusing
> It of Espionage? Looks Like They Were Right...
>
>         
>
> http://www.informationclearinghouse.info/article38583.htm
>
> Kerry Says 'All Options Remain on Table' For
> Venezuela
>
>         
>
> http://www.informationclearinghouse.info/article38582.htm
>
> 'World Moving Away From American Financial
> Hegemony'
>
>         
>
> http://www.informationclearinghouse.info/article38579.htm
>
> US Stock Market Will Fall Soon: Marc Faber
>
>         
>
> http://www.informationclearinghouse.info/article38581.htm
>
>
> How Israel buys loyalty of US university
> administrators:
>
>         
>
> http://electronicintifada.net/content/how-israel-buys-loyalty-us-university-administrators/13399
>
>
> Thailand's "Operation Valkyrie" :
>
>         
>
> http://landdestroyer.blogspot.mx/2014/05/thailands-operation-valkyrie.html
>
>
> Cambodia: US Training of Abusive Military Exposed:
>
>         
>
> http://www.hrw.org/news/2014/05/20/cambodia-us-training-abusive-military-exposed
>
>
> Afghanistan suffers trade blow as China halts dollar
> deals with its
> banks:
>
>         
>
> http://tinyurl.com/oxgcyev
>
> Militias stream into Libyan capital:
>
>         
>
> http://gulftoday.ae/portal/ab85a03b-cbc0-41bc-8a35-ec54d21fc64b.aspx
>
>
>
> Libya government calls on militias to leave capital:
>
>         
>
> http://tinyurl.com/oqehpk4
>
> Libyan prime minister refuses to step down; confrontation
> with
> ex-general grows:
>
>         
>
> http://tinyurl.com/nb7uugd
>
> A Q&A with Khalifa Hifter, the (CIA) mastermind
> behind Libya's new
> revolt:
>
>         
>
> http://tinyurl.com/pv9h8fp
>
> 16 Ukraine soldiers killed in deadly Donetsk region
> checkpoint attack:
>
>
>         
>
> http://rt.com/news/160804-military-checkpoint-attack-ukraine/
>
> Ukraine: Army Soldiers Killed In Friendly Fire Incident?:
>
>
>         
>
> http://rt.com/news/160804-military-checkpoint-attack-ukraine/
>
>
> West promotes election held at gunpoint in Ukraine:
>
>         
>
> http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/05/22/ukra-m22.html
>
> Ukraine: Journalists Detained, Denied Entry: HRW:
>
>         
>
> http://www.hrw.org/news/2014/05/21/ukraine-journalists-detained-denied-entry
>
>
> Russian Ships Sail to East China Sea to Participate in
> Russia-China
> Exercises:
>
>         
>
> http://en.ria.ru/military_news/20140522/190038040/Russian-Ships-Sail-to-East-China-Sea-to-Participate-in.html
>
>
> Video- "Every American has the right to know
> when their
> government believes it is allowed to kill them,"
>
>         
>
> http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=s5RfFjHsMdo
>
> FBI Chief: 'Be Suspicious' of Government Power:
>
>         
>
> http://thehill.com/policy/technology/206786-fbi-chief-people-should-be-suspicious-of-government-power
>
>
>
> West Antarctic ice collapse 'could drown Middle East
> and Asia crops':
>
>
>         
>
> http://www.theguardian.com/environment/2014/may/22/west-antarctic-ice-collapse-middle-east-asia-crops
>
>
> The New "Water Barons":
>
>          Wall
> Street Mega-Banks and the Tycoons Are Buying up Water at
> Unprecedented
> Pace
>
> http://www.marketoracle.co.uk/article38167.html
>
> Millions of Europeans are poor despite having a full-time
> job:
>
>         
>
> http://tinyurl.com/qav5po9
>
> 100 arrested as fast-food workers target McDonald's
> headquarters:
>
>
>         
>
> http://america.aljazeera.com/articles/2014/5/21/fast-food-workerstargetmcdonaldsheadquarters.html
>
>
> 6 Ways You're About to Get Screwed by the Job Market:
>
>
>         
>
> http://www.cracked.com/blog/6-reasons-system-rigged-a-guide-grads/
>
>
>
> >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>Citizens
> for Legitimate
> Government<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<
>
> Breaking:
>
> 'Country X': WikiLeaks reveals NSA recording
> 'nearly all' phone calls in
> Afghanistan
>
>         
>
> Nuclear missile base security failed takeover drill -
> previously
> unreported
>
>
>
> Bird flu experiments to create more virulent lines pose risk
> if
> deliberately or accidentally released, experts warn
>
>         
>
> Bird flu experiments could trigger global pandemic,
> researchers
> warn
>
>
>
> Cruiser Vella Gulf heads to Black Sea amid unrest in
> Ukraine
>
>         
> Pentagon
> deploys
> another warship to Black Sea
>
> US-backed
> Right Sector registered as official party
>
>
>         
>
> 'Nonsense!' Putin slams Kiev's stance on
> detained Russian
> reporters
>
>
>
> Obama deploys 80 U.S. troops to
> Chad
>
> Nearly 6,000 U.S. troops headed to Jordan for 'Eager
> Lion' military
> exercise
>
>         
>
> Congress reaffirms indefinite detention of Americans under
> NDAA
>
>
>
>
>
> US Senate clears way for Obama judicial nominee who drafted
> targeted
> killing memo
>
>         
>
> Watered-down NSA surveillance 'reform' bill passes
> House
>
>
> Assange targeted by FBI probe, US court documents reveal
>
>         
>
> Thailand coup: Army seizes control of government to restore
> 'peace'
>
>
>
> Critics call Obama funding plan for health insurer losses a
> 'bailout'
>
>         
>
> Supreme Court Halts Missouri Execution and Sends Case Back
> to Appeals
> Court
>
>
>
> Police have saved 2,276 sea turtle eggs from poachers on
> Costa Rica's
> Caribbean coast
>
>
>
> >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>
> http://www.commondreams.org/
> <<<<<<<<<<<<<<<
>
> Can a New Populist Movement Fight Off American Oligarchy?
>
>         
>
> http://www.commondreams.org/headline/2014/05/23-1
>
> Comcast Assembles Massive Lobbyist Army to Push Mega-Merger
>
>         
>
> http://www.commondreams.org/headline/2014/05/23-0
>
> A Scrambling TransCanada 'Shows Power of Anti-Keystone
> Movement'
>
>         
>
> http://www.commondreams.org/headline/2014/05/23-5
>
> Putin: US Backed the 'Coup' That Now Threatens Civil
> War in Ukraine
>
>         
>
> http://www.commondreams.org/headline/2014/05/23-6
>
> Indian Consulate Burns After Armed Assault in Afghanistan
>
>         
>
> http://www.commondreams.org/headline/2014/05/23-3
>
>
> Revealed: Counter-Terrorism 'Fusion Centers' Went
> After Occupy
>
>         
>
> http://www.commondreams.org/headline/2014/05/23-7
>
> Most US Drone Strikes in Pakistan Attack Houses
>
>         
>
> http://www.commondreams.org/headline/2014/05/23-2
>
> Scary New Mascot Not McDonald's Only Problem
>
>         
>
> http://www.commondreams.org/video/2014/05/23
>
> Art is Not a Crime­Drop the Charges
>
>         
>
> http://www.commondreams.org/video/2014/05/23-0
>
> Bob Peterson: A New Teacher Union Movement is Rising
>
>         
>
> http://www.commondreams.org/view/2014/05/23-7
>
>
> Glenn Greenwald: On the 'Criminalization of
> Journalism': A Response to
> Michael Kinsley (and the NYT)
>
>         
>
> http://www.commondreams.org/view/2014/05/23-5
>
> Peter Edelman: We (and This Includes You, Democrats) Have
> Blown a Huge
> Hole in the Safety Net
>
>         
>
> http://www.commondreams.org/view/2014/05/23-6
>
> Hazel Henderson: Peaceful Transitions From The Nuclear To
> The Solar
> Age
>
>         
>
> http://www.commondreams.org/view/2014/05/23-4
>
> Rebekah Wilce: Are Organic Standards in Jeopardy? Watchdogs
> Say
> 'Yes'
>
>         
>
> http://www.commondreams.org/view/2014/05/23-0
>
> Jody Williams and Robert Dodge: The Nuclear Zero Lawsuits:
> Who Will Speak
> for the People?
>
>         
>
> http://www.commondreams.org/view/2014/05/23
>
>
> The Yes Men: Environmentally Conscious Future Not Actually
> Planned for
> Reed College
>
>         
>
> http://www.commondreams.org/newswire/2014/05/23-1
>
> Reprieve: UK Government Faces Legal Action Over Failure to
> Investigate BT
> Drones Link
>
>         
>
> http://www.commondreams.org/newswire/2014/05/23-0
>
> Natural Resources Defense Council (NRDC): The Week in
> Keystone XL:
> Rallies Across America Call for Keystone Rejection
>
>         
>
> http://www.commondreams.org/newswire/2014/05/23-3
>
>
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> .
>
> From: Bill Woollam
>
> Subject: With 'Fracking',contaminated drinking water
> is
> inevitable
>
>
>
>
> Joe:
>
>
>  I do believe that while the no-pipeline initiative and
> the climate
> debate are going on, the BC government is pushing ahead with
> an even more
> devastating 'natural gas development through hydraulic
> fracturing'
> initiative of their own. It explains their changes to the
> Agricultural
> Land Reserve to allow for extraction of natural gas
> "for the
> economic benefits of British Columbians".  Few of
> the common
> citizens understand the immediate dangers to our drinking
> water which
> 'Fracking' for natural gas poses.  Fracking on
> Vancouver Island is
> going to be a reality, if citizens remain unaware.
>
>
> Please pass the following letter on.
>
> Sincerely
>
> Bill Woollam
>
>
>
>
> I recently wrote to David Black, newspaper owner/manager, in
> response to
> his support for the oil/gas pipelines and refinement
> industry. 
> After watching the 'Gasland part 2' documentary
>
> http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=96AEzQYangE, even he had
> to admit the
> toxicification of our aquifers by fracking for natural gas
> is, quote,
> "Alarming".
>
>
> When hydraulic fracturing shafts are immediately completed,
> one out of
> every five concrete casings sealing the fracking shaft are
> known to leak
> due to imperfect mix and human error. This breakdown in the
> concrete
> casing acts as a conduit for toxic fracking fluid, methane,
> and toxic
> gases to escape into aquifers, wells, ponds, and rivers as
> the toxic mix
> makes its  way to the surface due to high underground
> pressure.
>
>
>
>
> Over fifty years, the amount of casing breakdown and leakage
> rises to
> fifty percent of fracking shafts.  With a million and a
> half
> fracturing sites in North America to date, the damage and
> contamination
> to surrounding land and aquifers has been horrendous.
>
>
>
>
> The oil/gas industry is planning to frack another million
> sites in the
> next five years.  Hundreds of thousands of wells and
> aquifers have
> already been contaminated…contamination which doesn't go
> away.
>
>  
>
> In the US... farmland, homes of the wealthy, and entire
> towns have become
> worthless overnight because the water supply is contaminated
> from the
> hydraulic fracturing processes used to obtain natural gas.
>
>
> This explains why the BC Liberal government is making
> changes to the
> Agricultural Land Reserve (so they can allow for hyrdraulic
> fracturing on
> farmland).
>
>
> Do we really want to deny our children and grandchildren
> fresh water on
> our farms and property?  Can we justify the short term,
> dollar-gain
> for the loss of our drinking water?
>
>
> It is important to understand what 'fracking' is and why
> drilling for
> natural gas contaminates aquifers. Here is a worthwhile
> documentary
> titled:   Gasland part 2
>
>
> http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=96AEzQYangE
>
>  
>
> Another worthwhile documentary presentation is titled:
> 'Tar Sands, Dirty
> Oil and the Future of a Continent'
>
>
> http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jiNgiPkF0TY
>
>
> Sincerely
>
> Bill Woollam
>
> 960 Marchmont Rd
>
> Duncan, BC
>
> 250-746-0290
>
>
> ===================================
>
> From: MAHMOOD ELAHI
>
> To: "weekly.letters@theguardian.com ...snip...
> joe.hueglin@bellnet.ca>
>
> Subject: Without EU, Europeans might return to military
> conflict
>
>
> The Editor
>
> The Guardian Weekly, London, England.
>
>
> Without EU, Europeans
> might return to
> military conflict
>
>
> Re "Can Europe's union be
> saved?" by Julian
> Coman (May 16-22).
>
>
> The European Union is the result of a realization that all
> Europeans --
> English, French, German, Irish --- for all their bloody
> history, are
> members of what Welsh writer Jan Morris calls "a
> spectral
> commonwealth," and economic co-operation is seen as a
> means toward
> peaceful political integration of Europe what Roman Legions,
> Napoleon's
> Grand Army and Hitler's Panzers failed to achieve by
> force. Europe as a
> common home of all Europeans is hoped to forestall the
> bloody conflicts
> that led to the slaughter of millions of Europeans in the
> living
> memory.
>
>
> The European Union has seen the rise of Europe as an
> economic powerhouse
> eschewing military conflicts among its members. Erstwhile
> enemies like
> Germany, France, Italy, Britain and others have come to see
> each others
> as friends, not enemies. The common borders and the common
> currency have
> made them to co-operate and resolve their conflicts
> peacefully.
>
>
> All this will be lost if the European Union falls apart.
> Already
> neo-Nazis, neo-Fascists, crypto-communists are raising their
> ugly heads
> and any collapse of the European Union will trigger the
> recrudescence of
> old enmitites. To protect its interests in a hostile
> continent, Germany
> might return to its "Deutchhland Uber Alace"
> slogan of an
> earlier era; France would call for "aux armes
> cityons," Britain
> to its "rule Britannia," Italy to its Fascism of
> Musolini and
> soon, Europe might go down in its path of self-destruction.
> And all this
> might take place at a time when the United States, exhausted
> by two
> bloody conflicts in Afghanistan and Iraq, is withdrawing
> from the global
> conflicts and might return to its earlier Monroe Doctrine
> and when the
> world's most populous nation, China, is rising as a
> global power. The
> collapse of the European Union and the American withdrawal
> would mean the
> Middle Kingdom must rule the "barbarians." But
> historically,
> China had shown little interst in ruling the
> "barbarians" other
> than insisting them to pay regular tributes.
>
>
> Before the Euro-skeptics are allowed to turn the table, the
> voters in
> Europe must ponder over the consequences of the collapse of
> the most
> successful experiment in the history Europe.
>
>
> MAHMOOD ELAHI
>
>
> ===================================
>
> From: Rebecca Gingrich
>
> Subject: Why does 'Corner Gas : The Movie' need massive
> taxpayer
> funding?  DD
>
>
> Joe--I loved the TV series Corner Gas but why on earth
> do governments
> use our dollars to make a movie while our health care is
> going down the
> toilet??  To call it 'government money' is
> ludicrous--it is our
> money--governments produce nothing but debt and
> destruction. 
>
>
>
> Becky
>
> _______
>
> Subject: Widow, U.S. soldier sue Omar Khadr for $50M for
> Afghanistan
> death, injury  DD
>
>
> Joe--this is just so sad.  A 15 year old by has
> been tortured
> for years in Guantanamo and pleads guilty instead of having
> to bear any
> more brutality from the democracy loving USI.  The USI
> knows who
> threw an explosive in the middle of a battle but they have
> no idea who is
> innocent when they drop their bombs and drones??  If
> only the people
> maimed and injured in Libya, Iraq, Afghanistan and on and on
> would sue
> our governments for the same actions as Khadr is accused
> of.  I
> guess it is only a crime if others do what we do
> daily??  Harper
> bragged that 'we only killed 34 people' in
> Libya.  I guess they are
> not really dead and the idiot Harper can't count??
>
>
> becky
>
> _______
>
> Subject: World Bank and aid donors accused of enabling land
> grabs [and]
> £600m of UK aid
>
> fuelling corporate scramble for Africa, claim critics
>
>
> Joe--we just gave millions to Africa to bring them
> water.  After
> reading these articles we know that it is to help the
> corporations
> destroy the lives of farmers so the corporate thieves can
> make more
> money
>
> becky
>
>
> World Bank and aid donors accused of enabling land grabs
>
> Millions of smallholder farmers worldwide have been left
> homeless and
> hungry because of private investment promoted by policies
> such as tax
> breaks and cheap loans, says report
>
>
>  Ellie Violet Bramley
>
>
>  theguardian.com, Wednesday 21 May 2014 16.07 BST
>
> ...
>
> The NGO's report points to the G8's New Alliance for
> Food Security and
> Nutrition as one of the international initiatives "via
> which
> taxpayer money and public policies are fuelling land
> grabs" and
> failing to ensure strong safeguards to protect the poorest.
>
> The New Alliance was condemned as a new form of colonialism
> this year,
> after African governments agreed to change seed, land and
> tax laws to
> encourage private investment.
>
> Last month, World Development Movement, the anti-poverty
> group, said the
> New Alliance was in effect carving up Africa in the
> interests of big
> business....
>
> ActionAid's report also looks at how governments of
> developing countries
> are facilitating large-scale land deals through direct
> intervention in
> sales and lease agreements, and by introducing public policy
> incentives
> such as tax holidays for agribusiness investors.
>
> It says such deals, often justified on the basis of
> attracting increased
> investment into food and farming, have come at great human
> cost....
>
> Most of the 1.4 billion people worldwide who live on less
> than $1.25 a
> day reside in rural areas and depend largely on agriculture
> for their
> livelihoods. Globally, an estimated 2.5 billion people are
> involved in
> small-scale agriculture.... (emphasis added)
>
>
> http://www.theguardian.com/global-development/2014/may/21/world-bank-aid-donors-land-grabs
>
>
>
> £600m of UK aid fuelling corporate scramble for Africa,
> claim
> critics
>
> British government accused of exacerbating poverty and
> inequality by
> prioritising multinational firms over African farmers
>
>
> Sam Jones theguardian.com, Tuesday 1 April 2014 10.52 BST
>
>
> http://www.theguardian.com/global-development/2014/apr/01/uk-aid-money-corporate-scramble-africa
>
>
>
> Canada is also a member of the "secretive" Trans Pacific
> Partnership
> (TPP) still in the negotiation stage, which has been
> described as a
> "Stealth Corporate Coup d'Etat"
> [4]...http://graysinfo.blogspot.ca/2013/08/are-trade-deals-camouflage-for-treason.html
>
>
> ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
>
>
> http://graysinfo.blogspot.ca/2011/08/world-banking-politburo.html
>
>
>
> http://graysinfo.blogspot.ca/2013/07/are-these-some-of-respectable-gangsters.html
>
>
>
> http://graysinfo.blogspot.ca/2014/03/are-these-political-puppets-of-new.html
>
>
>
> http://graysinfo.blogspot.ca/2014/03/the-imposition-of-new-world-order-nwo.html
>
>
>
> Subject: Unneeded Confession
>
> (not universally applicable)
>
>
>
>
>
>
>
>
>
>
>
>
>  
>
>
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>
>
>
>
>
>