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Wednesday, October 22, 2014

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Opinions & Analysis

Harper's Foreign Policy Confirms Orwell's Insights
To sell a pointless war, foster 'protective stupidity' among citizens. TheTyee

(Read 1984 on this site)

 

Gwynne Dyer

Oil: Blindsided by technology ReadHere

Recognising Palestine ReadHere
Last Week Tonight with John Oliver: Translators
 
Beyond the Headlines -Oct.21

* Editor's Blog - Comments & suggestions are welcome & encouraged. Send to editor@ottawavalley.ca. To make us your HOME PAGE, goto your Toolbar > Tools > Internet Options. THANKS!

* 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?

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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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BREAKING NEWS - Ottawa Shooting . . .Following . . .

Traffic badly snarled all over city & bridges. Use traffic cams HERE

Reminder: Stay Calm. Stay Safe. Report suspicious details to authorities. NO Link yet established / announced between Ottawa shooting and yesterday's in Quebec but both shooters targeted soldiers in uniform. No link yet announced to terrorism in today's attack. Investigation ongoing.

Updated 5:17 p.m. -

Cpl. Nathan Cirillo dies of wounds, gunman also shot dead. Downtown Ottawa remains in lockdown as police conduct searches around parliamentary precinct . . . CBCNews

AS IT HAPPENED - www.ottawavalley.ca coverage - SHOTS FIRED IN OTTAWA . . . 2:40 p.m. RCMP, Ottawa Police briefing: No new details. Situation described as "ongoing, unfolding, fluid, dynamic" . Community asked to remain "vigilant". . . PM Harper will speak to our nation this evening. . . . Update: Canadian soldier standing on guard at War Memorial shot point blank and has died in hospital. Our deepest condolences to family. Soldier from Hamilton . . . Parliametary guard shot in leg. SENS HOCKEY GAME CANCELLED & Downtown hotels in lock down. . . . Parliamentary office workers MAY NOT LEAVE OFFICES . . . Update 1:16 P.M. (from Denise C) . . . . ALL BRIDGES CLOSED, all vehicles being searched . . . UPDATE 12:50 p.m. Parliament Hill is in lockdown. Ottawa police seek more than one suspect after shots fired in 3 locations. 1 shooter dead in Centre Block . . . . Multiple shots fired in Centre Block. . . . War Memorial -- A Canadian soldier in uniform has been taken to hospital . Ottawa shootings: Attacker shot dead in Parliament, soldier shot at National War Memorial . . . Last updated 11:38 a.m. Parliament Hill attack: 1 gunman dead after soldier shot at National War Memorial . . . SOLDIERS TO WEAR PLAIN CLOTHING OFF BASE Traffic closures, busses re - routed. Constituencies across Canada closed. Military bases closed. Other cities, including Toronto, Montreal assessing security . . . Details ongoing . . .

1 shooter dead, 1 at large in downtown Ottawa. Police searching cars leaving Ottawa trying to go to Quebec. Report of additional shots fired near Chateau Laurier Hotel, east of Parliament Hill. Police going door to door in downtown core; downtown schools in lockdown. All three main party leaders, Harper, Mulcair and Trudeau, reported safe.DETAILS, VIDEO, STORY ONGOING . . . CBC News

Anyone in downtown Ottawa reminded to stay inside, away from roofs, windows and doors.

Please stay safe out there.

 

Terror attack in Canada

‘He seemed like a typical and fairly boring convert': Inside Martin Rouleau’s rapid descent to extremism
TheNationalPost

Radicalized man known to police Prime Minister Stephen Harper’s office says the man who struck and injured two military personnel in St-Jean-sur-Richelieu with his car had become radicalized and was known to authorities. TheMontrealGazette

Victim in suspected terror attack served as firefighter in 28-year military career TheMontrealGazette

Martin Rouleau had passport revoked, was monitored by RCMP CNCNews

Dead infants found in U-Haul storage locker in Winnipeg 'Gruesome scene' as if out of a horror movie found CBCNews

Chianello: Reading the tea leaves of Ottawa's advance polls TheOttawaCitizen

Tories eye changes to income-splitting promise for Canadian families TheGlobeAndMail

Ottawa Capital Pride festival to declare bankruptcy citing 'accounting irregularities' CBCNews

Rob Ford kicked out of three polling stations, warned by officials about breaking election rules TheNationalPost

Canadian Forces threatened to take legal action against grieving parents of soldier who committed suicide TheNationalPost

Vancouver Police Departmen investigating after man blew homemade pipe bomb up in his own face in Olympic Village TheVancouver Sun

Calgary shelters bursting at the seams, bracing for difficult winter TheCalgaryHerald

Only ‘blind luck’ kept disabled Russian freighter afloat, government critics claim TheVancouverSun

Grizzly bear climbed inside Yukon woman's home before fatal attack: coroner TheVancouverSun

As Ebola raged, Ottawa sold masks and gowns to highest bidder TheGlobeAndMail

Justin Trudeau’s strengths and flaws on full display in candid yet shallow memoir TheNationalPost

Taxation union refuses to give up severance and sick leave
TheOttawaCitizen

Richmond, B.C., considers banning Chinese-only signs amid uproar over city’s ‘un-Canadian’ advertisements NationalPost

 

Miscellaneous

 
Watch & LISTEN WHILE YOU READ _ Leonard Cohen's Spellbinding 'Come Healing' Live in Dublin
 

Photography Contest - 2014 Wildlife photographer of the Year - Images - TheGuardian


 

Two Horses, One Language
". . . I tell Sasa what to do, and Sasa tries to understand. His neck curves away before me, as arched as a chess knight’s, and at the end, those two eloquent white ears. Like radar dishes they swivel to concentrate on me, or on another horse nearby, or they drop sideways in semaphor for — what? — concentration or confusion?" NYTimes


Season of birth affects your mood later in life The Telegraph
 

A Double-Duty Solar Solution: How to Build a Solar Water Heater - You can build your own space and solar water heater for just a fraction of what you would pay for a commercial solar water heating system.
Photo Slideshow, Plans, HowTo - MotherEarth News


 

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Stocks & Money

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FP 500Canada's biggest companies by 2013 revenueTheFinancial Post

 

Revenge of the Unforgiven
How Righteousness Killed the World Economy
Paul Krugman NY Times

Good Reads

George Orwell's 1984

Read

Here

Series 1 Episode 6 Mammy's Miracle

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The Dalai Lama Centre for Peace & Education, Vancouver, BC

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World News Digest

Oscar de la Renta, Who Clothed Stars and Became One, Dies at 82 NYTimes
Monica Lewinsky: I was ‘in love’ with President Clinton
PageSix

Total CEO de Margerie killed in Moscow as jet hits snow plough Reuters

What HAS Renee Zellweger done to her face? Bridget actress looks utterly unrecognisable as she steps out with her boyfriend in LA - TheDailyMail

S.Africa Oscar Pistorius jailed for five years BBCNews

‘short’ sentence fiercely criticised - Outrage on social media as defence lawyers for disgraced Paralympian seek his release into house arrest after 10 months TheGuardian

Paralysed man walks again after cell transplant
BBCNews

Despite costly U.S. effort, Afghan poppy cultivation hits new high Reuters

UPDATE Catholic synod: Gay rights groups 'disappointed' BBC News

The Wars

NEW Turkey helping Iraqi Kurds join Kobane battle
Foreign minister says Iraqi Peshmerga forces being "facilitated" to cross Turkey's border with Syria.
AlJazeera

Kobane: US drops arms and aid to Kurds battling IS BBCNews

ISIS capable of making dirty bombs with chemical weapons cache in Iraq, former British colonel warns National Post

Kobani refugees describe headless corpses in the street and victims with eyes 'cut out'
The Independent

 
 

Special Features

Shutoff: Detroit's Water War

Detroit's Water War

Office of the High Commission of Human Rights -

UN Special Report READHERE

"Detroit’s water shut-offs target the poor, vulnerable and African Americans."

NEW York (20 October 2014) – The unprecedented scale of water shut-offs taking place in Detroit is disproportionately affecting the most vulnerable and poorest, most of whom are African American, two United Nations human rights experts have warned today. So far this year over 27,000 residences have had water services disconnected.


One of the authors of the report is Leilani Farha, a UN Special Rapporteur. She is the Executive Director of the NGO Canada Without Poverty, based in Ottawa, Canada.


Fortress Italia WATCH VIDEO

Milan is often the last stop for migrants trying to get out of Italy and into other parts of Europe. Milan's central station, with its daily trains bound for the other side of the border, is a key strategic gateway out of the country.

 

Ebola

 

EBOLA Infographic - images, stats, facts AljazeeraInfoGraphic

NEW - Cuba has become one of the greatest contributors of health care workers to West Africa, now topping 256 people. Speaking at the an Ebola summit in Havana, Cuban President Raúl Castro offered to work with the WHO and United States. He said:

"We believe that any the politicization of this grave problem should be avoided. It diverts us from the fundamental objective, which is the help to face this epidemic in Africa and prevention in other regions. Following from what the secretary-general of the United Nations said last September 5, we have advised our representatives who participate in events held at the World Health Organization and the United Nations, confirming that Cuba is willing to work closely with all countries, including the United States."

Ebola has already killed 239 health workers. Cuba is noted for its excellent health care system.

Nigeria declared Ebola-free with no new cases in 42 days, Canadian response team begins dry run in Nova Scotia.

Ebola crisis: Spanish nurse tests negative for virus BBCNews

Ebola outbreak killing 70 percent of victims - WHO official says infection levels could reach 10,000 new cases a week by December, up from the current rate of 1,000. ALJazeera

Ebola epidemic 'could lead to failed states', warns WHO BBCNews

Questions Rise on Preparations at Hospitals to Deal With Ebola NYTimes

Keepers

 
 

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After the War
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The U.N.’s latest report on climate change is terrifying
Grist

A Reminder - The Difference Between Sunni and Shiite Muslims and Why It Matter-
TheHistory Network

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