Wednesday, July 02, 2014

Fw: Daily Digest July1 30, 2014

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>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>HEADLINES ACROSS CANADA<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<
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PM, GG mark run-up to Canada's 150th birthday
         Royal Canadian Mint plans to produce another big collectors' coin
Tim Hortons to launch credit card
         Lac-Megantic mayor Roy Laroche opens up about personal impact of rail disaster
Jimmy Kimmel welcomes return of Rob Ford
         Tories win both Alberta byelections
Big Mo: Liberals turn momentum into wins in Toronto, strong showing in Alberta

Don't expect Canada's new anti-spam law to clean up your inbox read
         New anti-spam law concerns small business operators
Anti-spam law carries hefty fines

Canada Day 2014: July 1 celebrations across the country
         Canada's new anti-spam law: Can it really clean up your inbox?
What the United Kingdom could learn from Canada
         Peace Tower flags go to Canadians willing to wait up to 42 years
Canada Day: Where the federal leaders are
         Trinity – Spadina faceoff fizzles as Liberals cruise to victory
Byelections: Liberals win 2 in Toronto, Conservatives hold Alberta

Military's aboriginal programs do little to bolster recruitment: report
         Photo Gallery: Canada Day Photos
Government hiring freeze delays search-and-rescue aircraft purchase

>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>YAHOO NEWS<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<
Happy Canada Day! Great moments from our national birthday, some dark, some funny
         Canada Day: A look at the wider world as our country was being born
Ontario legislature set to resume this week
         Quebec's traditional Moving Day a feast for scavengers, scrap metal peddlers

Prairie flooding: 86 communities declare state of emergency 2 hours 17 minutes ago
         CBC cuts threaten Canadian culture, 'redundant' employee writes 6 hours ago
Canada marks the Confederation countdown as it celebrates 147th birthday 1 hour 1 minute ago
         Big Mo: Liberals turn momentum into wins in Toronto, strong showing in Alberta 17 hours ago
Canada Day: Cities compete to create largest Living Flag Mon, 30 Jun, 2014
         Trudeau Liberals gain momentum with new seat in Canada House 19 hours ago

>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>The Tyee<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<
Anti-Spam Law: Keep Calm and Get Consent
Why new email marketing rules are causing chaos in your inbox. By Michael Geist
This Summer, BC Food Carts Drive Towards Green
Mobile feast fests in Vancouver and Surrey aim to shed waste. By David P. Ball
With Teacher Contract, Clark Could've Lifted Women Workers Up
Instead, she characterizes a mostly female workforce as 'all about money.' By Tom Kertes
Silence on Teacher Contract Deadline Day
Neither side will say what happens if a deal isn't reached by midnight. By Katie Hyslop
VIDEO: Your Job Ever Feel Like This?
Tyee Poll: How Would You Suggest Canada Celebrate 150 Years?
Supersonic FOI response from US airports, compared to glacial BC

>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>BOURQUE NEWS<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<
>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>NATIONAL NEWSWATCH<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<

Liberals cruise to victory
         Byelections show Trudeau is not to be messed with: Expert
June By-election Turnout: How low could we go? (You don't want to know)

What the United Kingdom could learn from Canada
         Trudeau's byelection scorecard shows momentum
Another good night for Justin Trudeau
         Stephen Harper's strategy against Justin Trudeau obviously isn't working
Momentum shifts to the Liberals – again
         Liberals boast most after Monday by-elections
Ready for Justin's carbon tax?
         The Supreme Court is Harper's real Opposition
Canadians suffering from mal-de-mayor
         Canada-U.S. relations: State of play on Canada Day

It's your day, Canada. Celebrate.
         Canada Day 2014: July 1 celebrations across the country

This Canada Day, my thoughts are with Dad
         Michaëlle Jean's strong and thoughtful voice
Legislated racism commemorated on Canada Day
         Canada's new anti-spam law: Can it really clean up your inbox?
House of Commons most lobbied government institution
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>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>The Real News Network<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<
The Forces Behind SCOTUS Anti-Union Ruling
         Israeli Government and Press Knew Teenagers Were Dead For Weeks
SCOTUS Reinterprets Religious Liberty to Justify Corporate Discrimination
         Deporting Immigrant Youth Won't Solve Immigration Crisis
EU Association Agreement with Ukraine Is a Gift to Kleptocrats

The Sunni Ramadan Offensive and the Lessons of Tet

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NASA tests new technology for Mars landing Source
         Thousands of Ukrainians rally demanding Martial Law Source
Israeli Prime Minister vows major offensive on Gaza Strip Source
         ISIS declares creation of Islamic state in Middle East Source
Periodic fasting combats diabetes risk factors Source
         New US law would give illegal immigrants right to vote Source
Russian army goes back to Ukrainian border as NATO forces become more active Source
         US Border Agents Quitting Over Catch and Release of Known Gang Members Source
Indian scientist awarded for best disease-resistant non-GMO crop Source
         Greenpeace ridicules NATO claims of Russian fracking plot Source

Spanish Communists want Monarchy replaced with Dictatorship Source
         Democrats and Republicans Agree that Iraq Needs to be Reinvaded Source
US House of Representative votes to ban NSA provision Source
         UK, Aussie jihadists call to join ISIS militants in Iraq, Syria Source

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Gutless: SEC Can Require Corporations to Disclose Big Political Contributions, but Won't Read the BuzzFlash Commentary
         Sixty-Five Million Left Out of July 4th Celebration Read the Article at BuzzFlash
Brian Richter's Chasing Water: Smarter Solutions for the Coming Water Scarcity Read the Article at Nature
         William Rivers Pitt | Iraq, Two Bullets and the Long Arc of History
Dahr Jamail: What's Happening in Iraq Is the Legacy of the US Invasion and Occupation
         Noam Chomsky | Whose Security? How Washington Protects Itself and the Corporate Sector
In Banking World, Fraud Is an Epidemic
         Piketty's New Class
The Giant Methane Monster Lurking
         Cutting Off Sex Work Advertising Sites Disrupts Communities, Not Trafficking

Will Supremes Apply Cell Phone Privacy to Metadata Collection?
         Mexico Rape Victims Face Prison Time for Self-Defense
Dean Baker | Will India Be the Uber of the Pharmaceutical Industry?
         In the Valley of the Shadow of DACA for Immigrant Youth
Ethnopolitics in Myanmar Destabilize the State
         The Supreme Court Thinks Corporations Are People but Women Aren't
The Arab Millennials Will Be Back: Three Ways Youth Rebellions Are Still Shaping the Middle East
         US Reaction to New Immigrant Influx Could Violate International Law

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Iraqi rebel leader calls for 'holy war'..
         Abu Ghraib torture lawsuit reopened
UN gravely concerned over Iraq crisis
         Russian Sukhoi-25 warplanes
Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi
         Ukrainian forces struck pro-Russian separatist
Shia group in India
         Poroshenko met Swedish Foreign Minister
#Israel bombs Gaza after settlers found killed
         #Israel holds funeral for slain settlers

Bodies of missing settlers found in West Bank
         African migrants protest Israeli treatment



From: Beverley Smith

Hi. I subscribe. I am also asking the people on my list to 'subscribe' and am particularly irked by this new law because apparently it is not enough to ask people to opt out. We have to ask them to opt in.

I used to have 3000 on my list and now have only a few hundred. I am very sad about this. It takes time to opt in, and it takes noticing you are being asked to. Not everybody notices or notices in time.

What  I send out is not spam and it was always very clear that people could opt out at any time and I always gave my email at the top.  The new rules make us all assumed as spammers and make us have to prove otherwise. That assumption irks me.

I have found that servers sometimes automatically consider any mass email as spam and may put it in some people's inboxes as 'spam' just because of the filtering. The problem with that is that it means a lot of people on my list do not always get in the inbox what I send them and this includes the request for them to opt in  I have heard from people months after I asked for a renewal who wonder why I am not sending them anything any more.  it is because they missed my opt in request apparently and I was not allowed to keep sending to them.

So the new rules make us depend on the iffiness of some servers and that also is frustrating.

Ah well. you do a great service and I for sure enjoy it. However it also does not always actually appear in my Inbox. Sometimes I find it also is filtered as spam.  Not fair

The definition of spam seems to be 'unsolicited mail' and yet really that is way too broad. Historically most letters ever written were 'unsolicited mail'. You did not give a person permission to write to you but were often just surprised and pleased they did.  The mail you send out and I send out is not remotely suspect because we ask for no money, we are not selling anything and we are doing a public service, for free. It is actually noble and quite a lot of work that the community benefits from. It is so odd to have to argue to be allowed to do it and yet  to be treated as nearly criminal. I think there is a principle here that is really not fair to us who are trying to do good in the world selflessly.

Anyway, I have ranted on because in the grand scheme we may share a similar hurdle right now.

i am very grateful for what you do.  Have a good weekend


Thanks Bev - I guess I may be breaking a law howsomever
I value those I send to too much to lose them to idiocy.
Of course any asking to be UNSUBSCRIBED will be.


From: Larry Kazdan
Subject: Letter to Editor re: $20,000 per person: Activists push for guaranteed minimum income for Canadians, Benjamin Shingler, June 30, 2014

Re:  $20,000 per person: Activists push for guaranteed minimum income for Canadians, Benjamin Shingler, June 30, 2014

A guaranteed income would give people funds for additional consumption without increasing the economy's productive capacity which in the long run could be inflationary. It might also result in the divisive perception of two classes of citizens, one supporting the other. So while a Guaranteed Minimum Income program certainly deserves consideration, so should a guarantee of work for all those able and willing.

The alternative Job Guarantee proposal calls for full employment over the private sector business cycle. When the economy declines, jobs in areas such as community betterment, assistance to the elderly, arts and culture, and environmental stewardship would be created by federal government funding with decentralized sponsorship through non-profits, community groups and lower levels of government. As the private sector recovers, recruits would be induced by higher pay from this readily available and motivated workforce, thereby shrinking the government-funded job pool.

Most young people who have spent years training for a trade or service would prefer a meaningful job after graduation, not a hand-out. They wish to demonstrate their abilities, and to make significant contributions to their communities. Let us not deny them that vital opportunity by accepting anything less than a full employment policy.


1. What is a Job Guarantee?

the Job Guarantee is actually a macroeconomic policy framework designed to ensure full employment and price stability is maintained over the private sector business cycle.

The Job Guarantee jobs would 'hire off the bottom', in the sense that minimum wages are not in competition with the market-sector wage structure.

By not competing with the private market, the Job Guarantee would avoid the inflationary tendencies of old-fashioned Keynesianism, which attempted to maintain full capacity utilisation by 'hiring off the top' (i.e. making purchases at market prices and competing for resources with all other demand elements).

Job Guarantee workers would enjoy stable incomes, and their increased spending would boost confidence throughout the economy and underpin a private-spending recovery.
2. Job Guarantee vs. Basic Income
Under JG, employment rises, socially useful production rises, and (as we have argued many times) some of that production is dedicated to the benefit of the poor, providing goods and services at the local level that the private sector has not provided, and thus it absorbs part of the wage. In other words, both supply and demand rise.

From: Mahmood Elahi <>
To: <>
Subject: Trudeau the Younger is set to become Canada's Pitt the Younger

The Editor
Copy to: Mr. Michael Harris, Columnist for iPolitics, Ottawa.
Trudeau the Younger is set to become Canada's Pitt the Younger
Re: "Stephen Harper's Canada: The legacy of tyrants," by Michael Harris (June 29).
Mike Harris is right when he says: "The new prime minister ushered in his majority government with a performance that both confirmed and contradicted some of his earlier pronouncements. It was true, as he once predicted, that the country was becoming unrecognizable through fundamental changes pushed through in his majority. Many of them had to do with the effective deconstruction of Canada's democratic institutions. It was untrue ­ outrageously so ­ that he would be the prime minister of all Canadians, as he claimed after his election in 2011." However, Mr. Harris can put aside his apprenenions about Prime Minister Stephen Harper's rule as Trudeau the Younger is about to become Canada's Pitt the Younger.
Two of Britain's most famous prime ministers were father and son --- William Pitt the Elder and William Pitt the Younger. Together, they laid the great British Empire. William Pitt the Elder became prime minister in 1756 when the Seven Years War with France was going badly for Britain. He turned the tide and successfully carried the war, driving the French from India and Canada and laid the foundation of the empire. But he opposed taxing the American colonies and when his conciliation proposal --- which would have allowed the colonies to raise their own taxes -- was rejected, he withdrew from politics. It can be argued that if Pitt's proposal was accepted, Britain could have averted a war with the colonies and America would have remained a member of the Commonwealth. His son, William Pitt the Younger, following in his father's footsteps, became prime minister at the tender age of 24. He reorganized the Indian administration, advocated parliamentary reforms, abolished the slave trade and signed a reciprocal trade treaty with France. In short, he consolidated the empire founded by his father.
Trudeau the Younger shares many traits with Pitt the Younger. Like younger Pitt, he is the son of one of Canada's most famous prime ministers. Like Pitt the younger, he is charismatic and a brilliant orator. Although he is not as young as Pitt the Younger, he is young enough to satisfy the pulic yearning for a younger leader. As such, Trudeau the Younger is poised to win the coming election in a landslide, becoming Canada's Pitt the Younger. A series of Liberal victories in Ontario and Quebec are harbingers of events to come.

From: "S Booiman"
Subject: One of Us


Go Dutch . . . But Why Wait Until 2015?

The Netherlands, where six per cent of the population is now Muslim, is scrapping multiculturalism.

The Dutch government says it will abandon the long-standing model of multiculturalism that has encouraged Muslim immigrants to create a parallel society within the Netherlands.

A new integration bill, which Dutch Interior Minister Piet Hein Donner presented to parliament on June 16, reads:

"The government shares the social dissatisfaction over the multicultural society  model and plans to shift priority to the values of the Dutch people".

In the new integration system, the values of the Dutch society play a central role.

With this change, the government steps away from the model of a multicultural  society.

"A more obligatory integration is justified because the government also demands that from its own citizens."

It is necessary because otherwise the society gradually grows apart and eventually no one feels at home anymore in the Netherlands.

The new  integration policy will place more demands on immigrants. For example, immigrants will be required to learn the Dutch language AND the  government will take a tougher approach to immigrants who ignore Dutch values or disobey Dutch law.

The  government will also stop offering special subsidies for Muslim immigrants because, according to Donner;
"It is not the government's job to integrate  immigrants." (How bloody  true).
The government will introduce new legislation that outlaws forced marriages and will also impose tougher measures against Muslim immigrants who lower their chances of employment by the way they dress.

More specifically, the government imposed a ban on face-covering, Islamic burqas as of January 1, 2014.

Holland has done that whole liberal thing, and realized - maybe too late - that creating a nation of tribes, will kill the nation itself..

The future of Australia, the UK, USA and Canada may well be read here.


Muslim immigrants leave their countries of birth because of civil and political unrest . ."CREATED BY THE VERY NATURE OF THEIR  CULTURE."
Countries like Holland, Canada, USA the UK and Australia havke  an established way of life that actually works, so why embrace the unworkable?

If Muslims do not  wish to accept another culture, the answer is  simple: "STAY WHERE YOU ARE!!"

This gives a whole new meaning to the term, 'Dutch Courage' ...  Unfortunately Australian, UK, USA and Canadian politicians don't have the ... guts  to do the same. There's a whole lot of truth  here!!!!
Happy Canada Day!

And Remember

Let's not show our dissatisfaction by Staying away from the Polling Stations as it was in yesterday's Bi-Election.
Don't forget . . . . . . . .

A  Nation of Sheep, Breeds a Government of Wolves!

Let's Take a Stand!!!

We the people  are coming!!!

From: Rebecca Gingrich
Subject: Why It Is Hard to Feel for Israel   DD

Joe--how many Palestinian children has israel kidnapped??  How many Palestinian children has israel murdered???  We know that it is well over the number of 3.  As israel is the master of false flag ops I do not believe this kidnapping story either. 
We attack countries all over the world for supposed human rights violations but israel steal most of Palestine, has illegal nuclear weapons, kills and maims with banned weapons like white phosphorous but the world does nothing.  Our PM proudly 'stands with israel'.

Netanyahu vows all-out war on Gaza
Subject: This is so true--but I doubt the Opposition Parties would be any  better--our governments obey the elite banksters
Stephen Harper's Canada: The Legacy of Tyrants
Subject: Baird has to get new markers rather than just white and black???
ON TARGET: The mad hatter guide to Mideast categories
Subject: Canada Day
Canada Day quiz: How well do you know our country, eh?
Subject: more on Canada Day
Editorial Cartoon
Subject: Cancer patient told to fundraise for drug by health department   DD

Joe--what more proof do we need that governments and 'charities' are only interested in promoting themselves??  Canadians are nothing but sources of income for these thieves and we are on our own no matter the warm and fuzzy words that they spew.