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* Special: You gotta watch the NFB Halloween video. Fabulous music ! and wacky vampires. Halloween advice from Pembroke OPP; Gwynne Dwyer: Drowning Refugees; Harper & Ghomeshi get in front of the message: Harper apologizes for hiding in the cubbyhole; Ghomeshi & the actress; IMPORTANT video on painkillers; Sweeden recognizes Palestine; my SMU gets a new telescope; Canadian Civil Liberties deeply troubled, urges restraint; Gwynne Dyer: 3 elections; Gordie Howe sick; NASA rocket explodes.
* Canadians mourn: Watch funeral for Cpl. Nathan Cirillo.
* Late Monday nite - Municipal Elections Results & Environment Canada - SPECIAL WEATHER statement for OttawaValley
* Aftermath of Ottawa shooting: Muslims decry attacks; Glen Greenwald: Canada shocked? Peter March: A contrary View; The Thought Police! EU banks fail stress test; Jian Ghomeshi fired for rough sex; Naked judge says not culpable.
* Thanks Wayne L. for connecting the dots between ISIS and the Crusades videos
* Saturday: Highlighs of motorcade to Hamilton; OPP confirm Cirillo's body to travel Highway of Heroes; Where did Zehaf-Bibeau get his gun? Canadian staff @ Consulate, Instanbul , evacuated but safe. Video of The Crusades is an historical background for events unfolding today.
Thursday: assorted coverage from the dailies, especially Macleans Magazine - and for a bit of levity amidst all this tragedy and heroism: The MPs in caucus, hearing gunshots in the Hall of Honour, fashioned spears with the flagpoles. They were determined to go down fighting. But they hid Harper in a cubbyhole.
* Harper calls the killing of Cpl. Nathan Cirillo who was standing on guard at our war memorial an "act of terror" and links Ottawa attack to the murder of Warrant Officer Patrice Vincent in Quebec on Monday. Investigation is ongoing. Canadians are grief-stricken and mad. Elizabeth May, offers a voice of reason? In case you missed them, we are re-running video series on Crusades / the wars between Muslims and Christians beginning in the 11th century.
* Quebec terrorist identified; Informative doc on migrants in Italy explains stresses on indigenous communities; What has Renee Z. done to her face?
*TERRORIST ATTACK IN QUEBEC; Pistorius gets 5 years; Gwynne Dyer: Oil: Blindsided By Technology; Oscar de la Renta dead @ 82; Yukon woman dead from bear attack; Rob Ford kicked out; Contestants win big; Listen to Leonard Cohen's "Come Healing" while youu read. ahhhh.
* Russian ship carrying tonnes of oil now docked safely in BC; Nigeria declared Ebola-free by WHO; Canadian response team begins training exercises in Nova Scotia; Turkey finally permitting Iraqi Kurds to cross their border; Prince William & Kate's second baby due in April.
* Breitbart News is carrying frightening piece about Ebola, citing credible sources who claim that it could become airborne.
* Michael Harris: The devil, the details and Stephen Harper; Brazeau gets rehab; Money & Power series: Why privacy matters; 1984, new chapter; Ebola- tested patients in Ottawa & Belleville OK; Calamari squid attack Greenpeace sub!
* Peter March: Can we put an end to ISIS? Gwynne Dyer: Bolivia & Brazil, John Oliver: Are we done with the pumpkins? Vice: Beyond the Headlines.
* Scary! Canadian officials fear random beheadings in public places, Ebola screenings @ airports, Calls for pot legalization, US airplanes not enough to save Kobane
* The "Money & Power" series will present fringe & conspiracy theories & controversial opinions, not always main stream. Where does the truth lie?
* New series on Money & Power - Thanks Wayne L. for suggestions and research.
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* Pope Francis: "Never war, never war,” he said. “I am thinking, above all, of children who are deprived of the hope of a worthwhile life, a future. Dead children, wounded children, mutilated children, orphaned children, children whose toys are things left over from war, children who don't know how to smile.” This was the moment when the tears came. “Please stop,” said Francis. “I ask you with all my heart, it's time to stop. Stop, please!”
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