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You can watch live updates on the crash from France 24 here.

UPDATE - Co-Pilot deliberately crashed the airplane. . . Following . . .


Canadian airlines told to have 2 people in the cockpit --  Canadian airlines have been ordered to maintain two crew in the cockpit at all times, effective immediately, federal Transport Minister Lisa Raitt announced today.   /CBCNews


Tory MP supports calls for legislative oversight of anti-terror bill   /TheGlobeAndMail


Iraq mission: Stephen Harper says Canada won't ask Syria's consent for strikes / CBCNews

Canadian soldiers facing online harassment from terrorist groups, DND report warns /TheNationalPost

Mulcair says NDP would pull Canadian troops from Iraq mission   /TheGlobeAndMail


Postmedia Network Canada Corp gets green light to buy 173 Sun Media publications


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* TODAY - Watchdog: Government cannot afford defense spending; Economy tanking; Harper extends war to Syria; Peter March: What about Israel? ; Gwynne Dyer: Yemen - Unintended Consequences; Continuing coverage of air crash; Fukushima sill leaking into Pacific.

* Updates on Germanwings crash; CRTC slams Bell Media; Harper's wars; The Military Industrial Complex video asks, "Why do they hate us?" and blowback; Gwynne Dyer, military historian, explains Yemen; Saudi Arabia attacks Yemen; Rick Ivison on Harper's economy; Every animal on earth in only 35 groups; Got an addiction? Call Rick; more

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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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Willie Nelson Is Launching His Own Brand of Weed -  There will be branded bongs and stores, too, as Willie gets out ahead of big industry in states where pot is legal.
  / TheDailyBeast

The human condition: If you loved me, why did you leave me?

Alberta Budget: Tough news budget hikes taxes, includes layoffs and record deficit

Alberta budget paints new, sobering reality of ‘dangers of relying on energy revenue’ / TheFinancialPost

Quebec Budget: Unkind to health care and education spending /TheMontrealGazette


The Ottawa Valley Anthology of Peace and Freedom

LISTEN > The History of Time by Peter March  / MoreHere

READ >TextHere




Michael Harris: "There’s a good reason why four former prime ministers, five ex-Supreme Court judges and an army of legal scholars have all been wailing the same warnings about C-51. When it passes, you will be no safer — but there will be no such thing as peaceful protest, privacy or due process in Canada."





The Military Industrial Complex

Comments by Gwynne Dyer, Gore Vidal , others


Opinions & Analysis


Fukushima in Year Five of Endless Radioactive Contamination  >ReadMoreHere


We have no idea what we’re getting into in Syria
/ Geoffrey Rafe Hall  /IPolitics


Please, Mr. Harper … is it safe yet?  / Steve Sullivan  /IPolitics


Tasha Kheiriddin

Harper is losing the argument on C-51 … with Conservatives


John Ivison

Conservatives’ reputation as good economic managers suffering due to slow job growth, low oil price


Harper doesn't sweat the small stuff - A letter from an Ottawa Valley gun owner afraid of falling

Sher Brisebois

Why Canada is in Iraq – and should stay out of Syria
/ TheGlobeAndMail

Stephen Harper, warmonger -- I don’t mean that in a bad way. I’m just observing a fact. Harper is pro-war. He thinks that war is something worth doing. He thinks that war has numerous redeeming qualities./ TheOttawaCitizen


Gwynne Dyer


Yemen: Another Civil War 

. . . The last American troops have been pulled out of Yemen after al-Qaeda fighters stormed a city near their base last Friday. Houthi rebels who had already overrun most of the country have now entered Aden, the last stronghold of President Abdrabbuh Mansour Hadi. And on Wednesday Hadi boarded a helicopter and departed for parts unknown . . ./MoreHere

Yemen: Unintended Consequences . . . They really believe they are fighting the Iranian bogeyman, although there is almost no evidence of direct Iranian support for the Houthis . . . /MoreHere


Gwynne Dyer's books >>BuyOnAmazonHere


Michael Harris

Is Trudeau just handing the election to Harper? Trudeau must be realizing by now that Mulcair is no Patrick Brazeau when it comes to inside fighting. /IPolitics

Michael Harris' books >>BuyOnAmazonHere


Local Media

The Ottawa Citizen Ottawa Sun
MetroNews Hill Times
ArnpriorToday NRenfrewTimes
BarrysBayThisWeek Petawawa Post
Pemb Daily Observer  
All animal life in 35 photos -- Every animal on Earth belongs to one of about 35 groups called "phyla". Some are familiar, but others are profoundly strange
/ BBC Earth
The Afghan translator who became a 9/11 millionaire . . . Before the international involvement in Afghanistan, Mr Hashimy - born and raised in Kabul - was a young English-language teacher and owned a bicycle./BBCNews

Local & National

’In Canada, you are where you live, population profiles say  /TheGlobeAndMail
Regulator slams Bell Media after report exec meddled with CTV journalism    / Macleans
Comark Inc, owner of Ricki’s, Bootlegger and Cleo, is latest Canadian fashion retailer to seek creditor protection
Rocco Galati in court to challenge how Bank of Canada does business . . . to force the Bank of Canada to reorient its activities on behalf of Canadians. / TheStar
Mystery envelopes sent to senators contained no harmful substance: RCMP
Topless woman removed from House of Commons after protesting anti-terror bill

Petawawa soldier, wife and child killed in U.S. accident

UPDATE _ Lawyer for Patrick Brazeau disputes alleged victim's account of assault

Bank beefs up security due to rise in Ottawa-area robberies
Smiths Falls Target closes Sunday, ending 100 jobs
First Target to close in capital region after retail giant announced end of operations in Canada

Medical marijuana for injured vets cost government $4.3M, 10 times more than last year - Number of eligible ex-soldiers quadrupled to 601 patients /CBCNews


Communication Security Establishment's cyberwarfare toolbox revealed - Mexico, North Africa, Middle East among targets of cyber-spy hacking /CBCNews
BC - Retirement home fees of $1K per month continue after seniors die or move out /CBCNews
BC _ Steve Fonyo out of coma following violent home invasion
Canadian National Railway’s derailment numbers soared 73% before recent crashes
WestJet Airlines Ltd targeted by fraudsters again, this time with deeply discounted airfare
Oilsands producers face harsh reality of rout: There’s no one to save them this time  - The collapse in the market for Canada’s heavy crude below $30 a barrel last week is hammering home a harsh reality for the nation’s oil-sands producers ./The FinancialPost

Globally, this was the hottest winter on record, with the smallest measured Arctic sea ice maximum


Dr. Peter March, Philosopher, welcomes all forms of critical remark

What About Israel?

 . . . Obama is the real problem, not Netanyahu. . .  It is a bit disgusting, I admit, to find myself on the same side of Harper, and Netanyahu but, life is like that. Harper will be gone soon enough - as will Netanyahu

Simple Harper

Character is the cheap talk of gossip, of the cutting remark, of hubris, of personal blindness, of human weakness, it is the toy of fate. That is what character is. . . And now to Harper . . .MoreHere

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Fifty Shades, One Victim
The Root of All Evil
World Peace

PeterMarch: Einstein, Relativity, and Mind >BuyOnAmazon

A second giant blob of Antarctic ice is getting ready to drown us
/Grist /MoreHere

The Scene of the Crime
A reporter’s journey to My Lai and the secrets of the past.

/By Seymour M. Hersh


Ask Canadian Scientists Why You Can't Ask Them About Science
/ Motherboard

Scientists successfully insert wooly mammoth DNA into elephant genome /IFLScience

The Ancient Greeks’ 6 Words for Love (And Why Knowing Them Can Change Your Life) /YesMagazine


World News

Saudi Arabia, allies launch air strikes in Yemen against Houthi fighters
Saudi Arabia and Gulf region allies launched military operations including air strikes in Yemen on Thursday, officials said, to counter Iran-allied forces besieging the southern city of Aden where the U.S.-backed Yemeni president had taken refuge. . . . /Reuters

War of the roses: Former White House floral designer’s look clashed with first lady’s

Saudi Arabia building up military near Yemen border - U.S. officials /ReutersCanada


Obama slows withdrawal of U.S. troops in Afghanistan   /Reuters


Oil prices dip as U.S. inventory build drags /Reuters
David Cameron rules out third term as PM and reveals his favourites for next Tory leader   /TheIndependent
Yemen in Crisis: U.S. Closes Key Drone Base & Withdraws Forces as U.N. Warns of Civil War  / DemocracyNow
Utah governor signs law bringing back firing squad for executions
Ted Cruz puts liberty top of 2016 push for White House
Israeli officials head to France in last-minute bid to block nuclear deal
Yemeni implosion pushes southern Sunnis into arms of al-Qaida and Isis
Remains of Iraqi troops found in mass grave in Yathrib

Out of Yemen, U.S. Is Hobbled in Terror Fight
Ruins found in remote Argentinian jungle 'may be secret Nazi hideout'
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