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Subject: Daily Digest June 8, 2014




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Canada Post cuts home delivery but continues postage-free mail for MPs
         Tim Hudak expects Liberal scare tactics
Manhunt for inmates who escaped by helicopter
         Deadline nears for federal pipeline decision
Harper calls Putin nationalist, imperialist
         NDP 'not the party of Jack Layton:' Wynne
Liberals pushed film subsidies despite concern
         Australian PM makes official visit to Canada
Porter Airlines flights resume in Toronto
         Northern Gateway pipeline facts and figures

A chronology of the Northern Gateway project
         A guide to what happens after election day
Don't like ballot choice? 'None of the Above' an option for Ontario voters
         Manhunt for inmates who escaped by helicopter
On job creation, it may be Canada's turn to be envious of the U.S. for a change
         K'naan lends name to Ontario NDP campaign -

Moncton shootings: Regimental funeral planned for slain RCMP officers
         Antidepressant drugs may not be best treatment: Robert Whitaker

Canada stands alone in its tough approach to bully Russia
         Hugh Segal talks about his time in the Senate
Video: Moncton's peace walk urges kids to take back their streets after RCMP officers shot
         Fallen Mounties 'exemplified the best a police officer could be': Supt. Marlene Snowman

Harper stands firm against 'extreme nationalist, imperialist' Putin
         'May healing begin,' pastor tells church service days after Mountie shootings
Nigerian students who were deported for visa violations return to Regina
         Modern Canadian prisons designed against helicopter jailbreaks: Expert says
Don't let ticks hitch a ride on you or your pet
         Brain protein may cause depression in perimenopause
Concussion education program shoots for generational change
         New study offers evidence MERS spread from camel to person
Stroke deaths down but burgeoning older population threatens gains

>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>YAHOO NEWS<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<

Northern Gateway pipeline could become Harper's biggest career decision 8 hours ago
         Antidepressant drugs may not be best treatment: investigative report 14 hours ago
Are voters ready for Tim Hudak's gamble? 4 hours ago
         Manhunt widens for three Quebec inmates who escaped using helicopter 3 hours ago
Why CrossFit is attracting middle-aged women 4 hours ago
         RCMP warn of dangers of carrying toy guns 5 hours ago

Newspaper, cartoonist defend controversial drawing of Ontario Liberal leader Kathleen Wynn …


Kathleen Wynne cool despite Dalton McGuinty's dark cloud
         Star Investigation, Ontario Human Rights Commission, police records, nonconviction records, Canadian Civil Liberties Association
Kathleen Wynne: A vote for Horwath is a vote for Hudak
         Kathleen Wynne has potential to be great

>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>Canadian Progressive<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<
Canada's Sex Workers Dismayed by Harper's New Prostitution Law
         Harper government should stop wooing Verizon Communications: Union
More than 30 organizations uniting to safeguard Canadians' privacy rights
         Amend Bill C-24 to ensure fairer and more efficient legislation: CBA
CUPE: "We cannot and will not let Stephen Harper silence our voice"
         Majority of Canadians Oppose Harper's "Unfair Elections Act": POLL
Sierra Club Canada statement on civil disobedience

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

The Harper Doctrine: Not afraid to be "offside" of others

$1.1-billion gas plants scandal was the result of politically corrupt choices by the Liberals
         When unions spend millions to slam Tim Hudak you have to ask why?
McGuinty record vs Tories, round 2
         Silencing critics instead of debating them
Jews, Tories and tikkun olam

Prentice , McIver, talk healthcare at Tory policy conference
        'Je ne regrette rien,' Marois tells PQ at farewell party
>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>FOREIGN AFFAIRS<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<

>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>The Real News Network<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<
A Brief History of GI Resistance During the Vietnam War
         D-Day Set the Stage for the Rebirth and Reorganization of Global Capitalism
One Year of Snowden Leaks
         Workers Strike in 20 Cities as Study Finds Walmart Can Pay More
New Whistleblower Organization Launched on Anniversary of Snowden Revelations
         Is the U.S. Headed toward Another Recession? - TRNN Webathon Panel
Made in Israel: Exporting Occupation Technology
         Binney, Wiebe and Ratner on the NSA - TRNN Webathon Panel
Brazilian Workers Strike and Protest Runup to World Cup
         U.S. Policy In Africa Is About Advancing Its Own Strategic Interests - TRNN Webathon Panel

Debating the New EPA Rules for Carbon Emissions from Coal - TRNN Webathon Panel
         Ratner Report: Why I Resigned from Brandeis Univ. Ethics Board
Group Petitions For Divestment From Fossil Fuels By University of Toronto
         Left Makes Few Gains in EU Elections
Confronting Financialization on Steroids - Costas Lapavitsas on Reality Asserts Itself (8/8)
         Canadian Securities Regulators Moving Ahead with US-Style No-Contest Settlements
Jesse Ventura interviews Greg Palast: Big Oil, Dark Money & Bush: Part 1
         Jesse Ventura interviews Greg Palast: Big Oil, Dark Money & Obama: Part 2
EU Telecoms Move To Disclose State Surveillance
         Seattle\'s Socialist City Council Member Kshama Sawant Hails Historic Vote For $15/Hour Minimum Wage

Veteran: Politicians Using Freed POW Bowe Bergdahl as \"Chess Piece to Win Political Matches

>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>Reader Supported News<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<
The Drug Enforcement Agency Is Really Starting to Look Ridiculous
        Mass Grave of Dead Babies in Ireland Used as Guinea Pigs for Pharmaceutical Company READ MORE
Islamic Prayers to Be Held at Vatican for First Time in History READ MORE
        US Admits to Supplying Lethal Aid to Syrian Rebels READ MORE
US Pledges Millions More in Aid to Ukraine, Moldova, Georgia READ MORE
         Facebook Caves to Pakistani Government Censorship of Left-Wing Websites READ MORE
Wikipedia Founder: UK Needs US-Style First Amendment Law to Protect Whistleblowers READ MORE
        Mairead Maguire | A Common Vision - The Abolition of Militarism READ MORE
David Swanson | Mass Murderers Brazenly Hold Conference, Discuss Tools of Trade READ MORE
        White House Fights to Restore Veterans' Trust: 'It's Not Going to Be Quick or Easy' READ MORE

>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>The European Union Times<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<Joe
Scientists learn to selectively erase and restore memories in brain Source
        Australian Prime Minister popularity hits record low Source
Britain Sends 1000 Troops, 25 Tanks in 'Show of Force' Against Russia Source
        Obama secretly meets Putin in France Source
EU lost its foreign policy sovereignty to US Source

>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>Information Clearing House<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<

US Providing "Lethal" Support to Syrian Rebels
         Understanding Syria's War 6 Minute Video
Poroshenko's Message to Novorossiia and Russia
        Address of the President of Ukraine During the Ceremony of Inauguration
The Big Snub in Paris By Eric Margolis
        Is Edward Snowden a Radical? Who is More Exceptional: The United States or Russia?
Refuting President Obama's Lies, Omissions, and Distortions An Open Letter to the Graduates of West Point
        The Abolition of Militarism
The Disaster That Is U.S. Foreign Policy
        How the Israel Lobby Works

Hillary Clinton: Warmonger for the Bankster Elite
        More Phantom Jobs Created-All In The Wrong Places
Laughing At The "War On Terror" Video
         Netanyahu 'loathes' Obama, Israel's opposition leader charges:
Breaking the silence about Israeli occupation:
         Ukrainian troops resume the heavy shelling of Semyonovka village near Slavyansk:
'It's hell down there:' Inside the battle for eastern Ukraine:
        Russia says ready for talks with Ukraine when there are no artillery fires:
Poroshenko's Promises of Safety and Peace Ring Hollow in Eastern Ukraine:
        Caught On Tape: Obama And Putin Are Talking Again: Video -

Putin orders tightening of border control with Ukraine: -
        The Unknown War : Liberation of the Ukraine : Video -
Gazprom signs agreements to switch from dollars to euros:
         Beijing-Based IMF? Lagarde Ponders China Gaining on U.S. Economy:
Ireland finally admits state collusion in Magdalene Laundry system:
        In case you missed it: The Magdalene Laundry:
Internet Giants Erect Barriers to Spy Agencies:
        Canada Has Introduced New Legislation to Banish Its Citizens:
Police enforce mandatory dress code along New Jersey boardwalk:
        Few Americans "very worried" about global warming:

>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>Brasscheck TV<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<

Subject: Big Pharma is in control
Combined Big Pharma does nearly on trillion dollars a year in business.
That kind of money can buy a lot of corruption - and it does.

>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>Consortium News<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<
Leaving the USS Liberty Crew Behind Read more
        An Appeal for More Whistleblowers Read more
How Snowden Changed the World Read more
        Tracing the Source of Income Inequality Read more
Hillary Clinton's Hawkish Legacy Read more
        The Only Standards Are Double Standards Read more
Obama Takes Lead on Climate Change Read more
        The Real Villains of the Bergdahl Tale Read more

Un piéton happé dans un état critique à MontréalPlus
        Quatre meurtres en un seul week-end à MontréalPlus
Mondial: Sao Paulo sous tension à 3 jours du coup d'envoiPlus
        Évasion à Québec: des criminels bien organisésPlus
Desmond Tutu s'est entretenu avec Omar KhadrPlus
        Harper envisage d'augmenter la présence militaire en EuropePlus
Un bambin disparu puis retrouvé en EstriePlus
        Meurtre de Sylvie Larocque: la famille se questionnePlus
La cote de sécurité des fugitifs avait été revue à la baissePlus
        Évasion: «Ça se fait en moins d'une minute»Plus

Cinq morts dans une fusillade à Las VegasPlus
        Moncton: la GRC demande l'aide de la populationPlus
Deux incendies déclarés à 90 minutes d'intervallePlus
         Balkans: Ottawa donne 800 000 $ aux victimesPlus
Un commerce de pneus de Laval est la proie des flammesPlus
        Lachine : la sexagénaire a succombé à ses blessuresPlus
Une adolescente de 17 ans tuée dans un hôtel montréalaisPlus
        Porochenko se donne une semaine pour pacifier l'Est de l'UkrainePlus
Après le putsch, inquiétudes pour une économie thaïlandaise «malade»Plus
         Ville-Émard: le SPVM confirme l'homicidePlus

Une collision blesse deux agents du SPVMPlus
         Évasion: les recherches se poursuiventPlus
Un Australien emporté et dévoré par un crocodile marinPlus
        Égypte: le président Abdel Fattah al-Sissi a prêté sermentPlus
Portée en terre avec sa grand-mèrePlus
        Un homme de 23 ans décède après un accident de motoPlus
Québec: trois détenus s'évadent par hélicoptèrePlus
        Un adolescent arrêté pour des agressions sexuellesPlus
Funérailles des trois policiers de la GRC mardiPlus

         Fête des voisins: un événement qui célèbre la cordialité et la solidaritéPlus

From: Rebecca Gingrich
Do We Really Need to Re-Start the Cold War? By Eric Zuesse
Global Research, June 06, 2014
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Subject: Prime Minister Stephen Harper today issued the following statement on the occasion of the swearing-in of Petro Poroshenko as President of Ukraine.   DD

Joe--The controllers never change their actions and yet our governments keep falling for it.  The situation in Ukraine is so similar to the actions of the Treaty of Versailles and Poland/Danzig Corridor that it is frightening.  Hitler tried to save the German people that lived in the Danzig Corridor from being murdered by Poland and yet he was accused of the same actions that Harper is stating about Putin.
The West is involved in the actions of the killing of people and yet Harper ignores this and praises 'democracy and freedom' in Ukraine.   Is that what Harper was bringing to Libya also??  That worked well in Libya didn't it.

What right does any country have to demand change in another country??  Our intervention in Ukraine is the direct opposite of 'freedom and democracy'. 

Our elections were maimed by robocalls.  What country is going to intervene and monitor our elections??  Until Canada is a perfect country we should not be telling others how to live. 

The USI has air bases all around Russia and there is now talk of nuclear attacks.  I wonder if Harper will lead the pack of evil in that??


From: Larry Kazdan
Subject: Letter to Editor re: Canada's looming pension wars,  Tamsin McMahon and Ken MacQueen, June 7, 2014

Re:  Canada's looming pension wars,  Tamsin McMahon and Ken MacQueen, June 7, 2014

Since private pension plans are becoming either less available or less reliable, most Canadians will depend on the Canada Pension Plan in retirement, and therefore CPP payouts must be be greatly expanded.  Like the Old Age Pension, CPP is a government program with legislatively-determined payments that can be issued indefinitely, since the government has both the democratic mandate and the fiscal power to redistribute portions of the productive capacity of the economy according to the needs and prior contributions of our senior citizens. 
The premiums collected by CPP should be redirected into increasing the country's productive capacity, and the superior way is investment in the skills and welfare of the workforce. The fact that premiums are channeled into a casino stock market rather than health and welfare infrastructure is a neo-liberal mystification designed to enhance the well-being of the investment community, rather than truly meet the needs of future senior citizens.
1. Pension Funds Are So Big They'll Create A Bubble In Any Market ...
What we now need to realize is that the Social Security leg of our retirement stool will play the biggest role for most of tomorrow's seniors. Effectively what Social Security will do is to tax tomorrow's workers so that they cannot consume all of tomorrow's output. And it will pay benefits to tomorrow's seniors so that they can buy some of tomorrow's output. Exactly how that division of tomorrow's output will be made is a decision that must be made by tomorrow's voters. All that we can do today is to try to keep our economy strong, educate our young people so that they will be productive tomorrow, and improve our longest-lived public infrastructure.
2. Theodore Schultz
Schultz researched into why post-World War II Germany and Japan recovered, at almost miraculous speeds from the widespread devastation. Contrast this with the United Kingdom which was still rationing food long after the war. His conclusion was that the speed of recovery was due to a healthy and highly educated population; education makes people productive and good healthcare keeps the education investment around and able to produce. One of his main contributions was later called Human Capital Theory, and inspired a lot of work in international development in the 1980s, motivating investments in vocational and technical education by Bretton Woods system International Financial Institutions such as the International Monetary Fund and the World Bank.
From: Ray Strachan  <>
Subject: Goes     something like   this.


Look to the  Blowing   Rose about   us.  "Lo"

Laughing she  says "  into the    world I blow.

At once the   silken tassel of my purse, Tear and the ,treasure on the   garden  throw"

And   those that husbanded the   Golden Grain, and those    who flung it to the  wind   like  rain,

alike are to no such earth are turned,     as buried once,    Men   want   drunk up again.

The    worldly hope men set their  hearts upon,   turnes   ashes on its purposes    anon,

Like   snow upon the   desert     dusky  face,

Lighting a little hour or two is    gone.

I sometimes think that never  blows     so   red,     The Rose    that  where some buried   cursor   bled,

That every hyacinth the   garden   wears,

dropt't to her lap from some once  lovely head.

Oh!   my   beloved,   fill the   cup that clears,

Today of past regrets and   future   fears.

Tomorrow! why tomorrow, I  may be

Myself with yesterdays  Seven Thousand  Years.

Oh   threats of hell and hopes of  paradise,

One  thing at least is certain,     this life flies,

One   thing is certain and   the   rest is   lies.

The   flower that once has    blown   forever  never     dies..

The moving    finger   writes   and   having   writ,    moves on

nor all your   piety or     wit,    shall lure it   back to cancel   half a line,

nor all your tears   wash out a word of it..

Yesterday this   days  madness did prepare,   tomorrows   silence triumph or   despair,

Drinks! for you know not why you   go nor   where.

Indeed  the Idols I have   loved    so long,    have    done my credit on this  world  much  wrong,

Have   drowned  my   glory in a   shallow    cup,        and    sold my reputation   for   a   song.

And   much as   wine has played the   infidel ,and   robbed me of my honor

---well,      I wonder    what   The Vinters    Buy,    one half so precious as the stuff they sell.

Alike for those that after some tomorrows  star,

A  muzzin from the Tower of dubious cree,

Fools!    your reward is neither here nor there.

Ray Strachan

From: Mahmood Elahi
To: <>
Subject: Letter to the editor

The Editor
The Toronto Star
Northern Gateway  threatens jobs for BC's fishing, forestry and tourism and pollution-choked China doesn't need oilsands crude
Re "For Stephen Harper, no easy way out of Northern Gateway conundrum," by Chantal Hebert  (June 6).
The main selling point for Northern Gateway pipeline to bring oilsands crude from Alberta to B.C. for shipment to China is that it will create jobs for oil  and construction sectors. But it is not mentioned that it might threaten jobs for BC's fishing, forestry and tourism industries. A major pipeline rupture might devastate jobs in these sectors. BC also sits on an earthquake-prone faultline and a pipeline rupture in the wake of any earthquake may add to the disaster. As for sending the crude to booming China, it may be pointed out that China is facing a pollution crisis of epic proportions and sending crude to China will only add to its environmental crisis.
In 2011, I spent a moth visiting Shanghai, Beijing and other cities of China. It was a rewarding experience to see a vast country on the march. With its Maglev (magnetically-levitated) trains running at a breakneck speed of 430 kilometres per hour, Shanghai looks like a city of the future. By 2010, China achieved many important milestones: it overtook Japan as the world's second largest economy; it overtook the US as Japan's biggest trading partner; it overtook Japan as South Korea's biggest trading partner and it overtook the U.S. as the world's biggest market for cars. In fact, China is now bankrolling America's trillion-dollar budget deficits.
But all these have come with a steep environmental price. With millions of gasoline-powered cars spewing toxic fumes, the air in Beijing and Shanghai is simply unbreathable. You need a surgical mask to go out. Toxic smogs envelop all cities of China and it is clear that economic growth at the expense of the environment is not sustainable. As such, sending oilsands crude to China may be counterproductive. If Canada wants to sell energy to China, it should send liquified natural gas (LNG) which is less polluting. Bringing oilsands crudes to BC for export to China threatens jobs in BC and the environment in China.