Friday 20 May 2011

On The Day That Never Was

God tells doomsayer Camping to stow his gear

Then think again about the good work that needs doing

Email from God
To Harold Camping

My dear son, Harold,

First let me express to you my profound gratitude for your desire for my return on May 21, 2011, 6 PM EST. It is indeed heartwarming to hear of your (and your many associates) wish that I return to My Kingdom.

I can well understand that my absence of 2000 years must seem a long time to be an absent landlord and to acknowledge that a lot of things have gone askew without the Presence of a Strong Hand.

However, I must remind you that 2000 years in My sight are but as yesterday and as a watch in the night when it is past. Patience is next to godliness, may I remind you.

Of course, let me assure you, that there will come a time when, to put it in the vernacular, the jig is up. At this time it seems that my people are doing a good job in hastening that day. But let me assure you, and you will undoubtedly appreciate it, that the time is my prerogative. When last with my people in the flesh, I stated that no one knows the time except those to whom I shall reveal it, and I haven’t done that yet, not even to the angels.

And so I ask you in all deference  to advise my impatient people to hang up their ascension robes and put away their celestial calculators and to return to the tasks at hand — to till the soil, to feed the hungry, to heal the sick and comfort those who mourn. Cool your passions and the globe. Learn to live in peace  with one another so that when I come I shall be received in glory.

I fervently believe, still, in spite of many contrary indications, that the Kingdom ought not to come with fire and sword, but with love and justice. And remember that I shall be with you until the end of the age. Therefore, wait, be of good courage, and I shall strengthen your souls.

Peace be with you, my peace I give unto you, not as the world gives. Therefore let not your hearts be troubled neither let them be afraid. I think I have said this somewhere before.

Shalom/Salam/Have a good day.
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Meanwhile for a smiler wrap-up of the Day That Never Was
click on the below link from The Winnipeg Free Press 
 
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It ain't the first time for Schwarzenegger

10,000 cancelled subs to the LA Times

when it exposed the 'Great Humiliator'

The media's aggressive groping problem

There's a very big difference between consensual sex and assault. Our media's screwed-up coverage of Dominique Strauss-Kahn's rape charges and Schwarzenegger's groping would lead us to believe that the difference is slight.

May 17, 2011

Alternet.org

17 May 2011 — Regarding the news that Arnold Schwarzenegger is getting divorced, in part because he fathered a child with a woman not his wife, Conor Friedersdorf at The Atlantic writes, “I’ve yet to encounter anyone surprised by the news. It’s because we remember. Eight years ago, on the eve of the special election that won him the statehouse, the Los Angeles Times published a scathing story about his groping problem.”
 
As James Rainey recalled in the L.A. Times earlier this week, “Eventually, a total of 16 women, 11 of them giving their names, described physical humiliations suffered at the hands of [Arnold Schwarzenegger].” 990 words.
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Accusing DSK of sexual assault took guts

But union job-protection was empowering

A woman allegedly attacked by her employer's very powerful customer was perhaps empowered to come forward knowing her union contract meant she wouldn't lose her job.

alternet.org
 
May 19, 2011 — In ancient times we had fables, myths and parables to explain to us the vicissitudes of nature and the nature of power, stories drawn to illuminate a given culture's moral code. Today we have the news media.
 
As a morality tale about abuse of power, and the abuses of the powerful, the fall from grace of Dominique Strauss-Kahn, former chiefof the International Monetary Fund, is a doozy. Arrested last week for allegedly assaulting and forcing sex on a housekeeper at a luxury hotel in New York, a man who once ranked among the world's most powerful spent time, forlorn, in a jail cell on Rikers Island — all because an immigrant woman in a lowly position had the temerity to tell a superior that one of her employer's very important clients had done, by her account, terrible things to her.


 
By any measure, it was a risky thing to do. There's a reason most rapes go unreported. But there was one thing that housekeeper knew could not be done to her for reporting her account, observes a colleague in the labor movement:, she could not be fired for having done so, because of the contract between her union, the New York Hotel Trades Council, and the Sofitel Hotel at which she works. Taken at its most literal level, the story of Strauss-Kahn's fall is rife with the iconography of a power dynamic described in texts going back to ancient times: the ravishing of female household staff by the master of the house. 850 words.
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Osama bin Laden, the ultimate party crasher
  Cartoon by Don Wright, comics.com, 17 May 2011.  

Good news from the bottom of the world

First signs of ozone-hole recovery observed

 
By James Mitchell Crow
Nature
 
16 May 2011 — The hole in the ozone layer over Antarctica is starting to heal, say researchers in Australia. The team is the first to detect a recovery in baseline average springtime ozone levels in the region, 22 years after the Montreal Protocol to ban chlorofluorocarbons (CFCs) and related ozone-destroying chemicals came into force.
 
The team's breakthrough was in showing that annual swings in average springtime ozone levels are linked to changes in a particular pattern of stratospheric weather known as dynamical forcing.
 
"I think this is the first convincing observationally-derived evidence of the ozone rebound," says Adrian McDonald, an atmospheric scientist at the University of Canterbury in Christchurch, New Zealand. "It's the first where the statistical significance is high enough, and you can see the pattern well enough, that you feel comfortable in believing it." —  867 words.
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Schwarzenegger is saying all the wrong things — loudly

Governator/Terminator fails short-list for Father of the Year

Yes, Arnold, a love child has feelings, too

By Larry Bleidner
Family Goes Strong

Father's Day is nigh and the former Governator/Terminator is on nobody's short list for daddy of the year. After Mark Sanford, John Edwards, Bill Clinton and countless others, we pretty much expect politicians, presidential hopefuls, even sitting presidents - to becheating on their wives. In fact, if there is no scandal, America should demand to know... why not?

In the case of A-h-h-h-nold, what rankles is not that he's dependably untrustworthy. It's the statements he's made thus far about the child he fathered with a member of the Schwarzenegger/Shriver household staff. This is not an infant, but purportedly a 14-year-old; whom, we assume, can read and understand the news.

Go someplace quiet. Close your eyes. Roll yourself back to age 14. It's not that hard. Now, in your father's (Austrian-accented) voice, hear these words: "We are very fortunate that we have four extraordinary children and we're taking one day at a time." This would be Arnold's fifth child, who is, according to Arnold, not extraordinary. 573 words.
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From the Desk of Heather McCall The Canadian Journalism Project

Distorted and disconnected — a post-mortem

on how Canada's election coverage 'often missed the mark'

Two weeks after the federal election, there’s still lots to be said about how journalists  covered the election. Elly Alboim offers a stinging reproach: that journalists missed crucial events and trends and didn’t connect with what voters were thinking, and ultimately, how they voted. While some of the blame lies with wildly contradictory polls, Alboim faults journalism’s imperative for dramatic narratives and the news organizations who don’t invest enough in political reporting. Alboim delivered his searing post-mortem at the Canadian Association of Journalists conference in Ottawa; this article has been adapted from those remarks. Elly Alboim is an associate professor of journalism at Carleton University and a former CBC TV Parliamentary bureau chief. He is also Principal at Earnscliffe Strategy Group. 

By Elly Alboim

17 May 2011 OTTAWA Canada — The 2011 election campaign, as so many before it, revealed some basic fault lines in political reporting and the way it approaches the coverage of elections in Canada. The problems are systemic and hard to resolve.  They tend to impact more on the daily coverage of the campaign than on the writings of opinion columnists. Although there are examples of continuing excellence in both areas, there are also general difficulties that pertain to both.  

Journalists, political parties and voters

It seems clear that journalists, political parties and voters approach the information of an election campaign in very different ways because of differing requirements and objectives. 1,908 words.

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Taking Berthier-Maskinonge voters' gamble to heart

'Vegas girl' means to reward her unexpected constituents

By Jane Taber
The Globe and Mail

20 May 2011 — Ruth Ellen Brosseau has never considered herself a lucky person.

Pregnant at 16 and a single mother at 17, she was ostracized by some of her friends at school. She finished high school, partly through correspondence, and at times has had to work two jobs to make ends meet for herself and her son.

Ms. Brosseau hasn’t had many breaks in life – at least, until May 2.881 words.

Wisdom is a result of a happy marriage between intelligence and experience.
© Carl Dow, Editor and Publisher, True North Perspective
 
Guest Editorial
 
True North Perspective
Vol. 6, No. 18 (277)
Friday, May 20, 2011

Obama's not-so-new Israel policy puts Harper in loyalty bind

National Affairs Columnist
The Toronto Star

Barack Obama’s new position on the Middle East isn’t very new. Like previous grand pronouncements from the U.S. president, it may not end up meaning much. But one of its side effects is to emphasize the distinction between Canada’s official policy towards the Palestinian question and the rhetoric of Prime Minister Stephen Harper’s Conservative government. 612 words.

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The Harper cabal even studies obesity in secret

Child obesity on the menu in Ottawa and Washington

By Alex Binkley
True North Perspective
 
20 May 2011 OTTAWA — Health officials in Canada and the United States are wrestling with obesity in young people but the American process is a much more public affair.
 
In Canada, the Public Health Agency of Canada (PHAC) has begun a low-key public consultation, called a National Dialogue on Healthy Weights, to deal with what many in the health field consider an epidemic. Although the consultation was announced March 7, some in the food industry were unaware of it when contacted for comment. A parade of medical, food industry and health groups appeared before the Commons health committee in the weeks after the announcement and never mentioned the consultation in their presentations on dealing with the issue.
 
South of the border, four federal agencies in Washington are very much in the spotlight as they search for a workable way of helping consumers eat smart. The Federal Trade Commission, Food and Drug Administration, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, and Department of Agriculture were sent back to the drawing board by Congress, which felt the first attempt to educate Americans about the dangers of being overweight was too cumbersome.827 words.
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Reality Check, Ten Years After

There's good reason to be bored by the news out of Afghanistan

A decade into the war, the song remains the same as it ever was

By Tom Engelhardt
TomDispatch
 
19 May 2011 — One day in October 2001, a pilot for Northwest Airlines refused to let Arshad Chowdhury, a 25-year-old American Muslim (“with a dark complexion”) who had once worked as an investment banker in the World Trade Center, board his plane at San Francisco National Airport.  According to Northwest’s gate agents, Chowdhury writes in the Washington Post, “he thought my name sounded suspicious” even though “airport security and the FBI verified that I posed no threat.”  He sued.
 
Now, skip nearly a decade.  It’s May 6, 2011, and two New York-based African-American imams, a father and son, attempting to take an American Airlines flight from New York to Charlotte to attend a conference on "prejudice against Muslims," were prevented from flying.  The same thing happened to two imams in Memphis “dressed in traditional long shirts and [with] beard,” heading for the same conference, when a pilot for Atlantic Southeast refused to fly with them aboard, even though they had been screened three times.
 
So how is the war in Afghanistan going almost 10 years later?  Or do you think that’s a non sequitur?
 
I don’t, and let me suggest two reasons why: first, boredom; second, the missing learning curve.2,896 words.
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From the Desk of Darren Jerome

 
 

Mounties 'out' their man

CSIS dimbulbs expose their own stool pigeon

Key CSIS, RCMP operative denounced to U.S.

Crown’s star witness in Toronto 18 trial named to U.S. as conspirator

By Neil Macdonald
CBC News

19 May 2011 — Mubin Shaikh stared at his own name on the neat, impersonal column of names, birthdates and birthplaces on the secret American cable and blinked. Hard.

"My life is screwed forever," he said. "That's pretty much what it means. That means my life, my children, my family members. They're all screwed."

Shaikh probably understands better than most what inclusion in the cable means. It is a list of people provided by Canada's intelligence agency to the U.S. government — people suspected of what CSIS calls "terrorist-related activity."

The names are now in American databases and watch-lists, with all the consequences that entails. 1,032 words.
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From the Desk of Dennis Carr, Sustainability Editor

Public transit is the key to a sustainable city

By Stephen Quinn
The Globe and Mail

13 May 2011 VANCOUVER — The posters that appeared up and down Vancouver’s Cambie Street said it all: A monster-movie illustration of a giant beast – a living collage of condo buildings pieced together in human form, towering some 40 storeys into the sky with a family of three held in its steel clutches.

The caption: “Attack of the 50 Foot Condos.”

Across the chest of the massive beast, the logo of the city’s ruling civic organization, Vision Vancouver, and on the right arm a billboard bearing the message, “We’re only in it for the money.”  — 744 words.

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Bits and Bites of Everyday Life

When body image clashes with healthy eating ...

"Do not be awestruck by other people and try to copy them. Nobody can be you as efficiently as you can". — Norman Vincent Peale

True North Perspective

Alberte Villeneuve-Sinclair is the author of The Neglected Garden and two French novels. Visit her website to learn more www.albertevilleneuve.ca.

20 May 2011 — Stéphanie Couture, a psychologist at Montreal University, warns approximately 60% of young women at the university level have developed unhealthy eating habits, whether it be skipping meals, vomiting, eating too little or excessive exercise.
 
As part of her doctorate, Stéphanie Couture examined personality traits that were present before anorexic or bulimic symptoms appeared. — 1,361 words.
 

Always worth repeating

'Give us the tools and we'll finish the job'

— Winston Churchill

Let's say that news throughout human time has been free. Take that time when Ugh Wayne went over to the cave of Mugh Payne with news that the chief of his group had broken a leg while chasing his laughing wife around the fire. That news was given freely and received as such with much knowing smiles and smirks to say nothing of grunts of approval or disapproval. — 688 words.


 
Spirit Quest
By The Rev. Dr. Hanns F. Skoutajan
True North Perspective

20 May 2011 — “I am not going to congratulate you,” I said to Alia Hogben who had just received the degree Doctor of Divinity (honoris causa) from Queen’s University (May 11, 2011), “rather I congratulate Queen’s on their wisdom and courage in bestowing this degree on you.” She responded with a broad smile.

One might well wonder that Queen’s, born in 1841 as an institution for the training of ministers for the Presbyterian Church in what was then Upper Canada, was now honouring a Muslim and a woman with its highest distinction.

Certainly Geert Wilder, the leader of the Party of Freedom, the third largest party in the Netherlands government, visiting Canada at the same time, would more than question that choice. He addressed a gathering at Ottawa’s National Arts Centre where he warned against the Islamification of Canada. In Holland he has spoken out strongly against immigration from Muslim countries.

Strange that Canada would allow him in when it refused permission to George Galloway, a  former member of the Mother of All Parliaments, because of his views on the Middle East. 1,229 words.
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ParkTales
By Frances Sedgwick
True North Perspective

Frances Sedgwick's keen eye and ear for the human condition reveals the heart and soul of Parkdale in southwest Toronto, one of the country's most turbulent urban areas where the best traditions of human kindness prevail against powerful forces that would grind them down. True North Perspective proudly presents a column by writer Frances Sedgwick. Her critical observation combined with a tender sense of humour will provide you with something to think about ... and something to talk about.

20 May 2011 — With daylight lasting so long I decided to walk home from the Nursing Home where my husband resides. It's a good hour's walk.

As I came into Parkdale I felt light hearted. Lot's of activity. People laughing. Smokers talking animatedly outside the many bars along my path.

High-end bars, middle of the road bars, and then the one at the end of my street, the Sun Fa.

Now this bar is really the least expensive one in the neighbourhood. It is a place where end-of-the-month cheques are spent. 430 words.

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Always looking forward

Frustrated with Democrats

some large unions cut back on donations

By T.W. Farnam
The Washington Post

21 May 2011 WASHINGTON — Some of the nation’s largest labor unions are cutting back dramatically on their financial support to the Democratic Party, saying they are highly frustrated with the failure of Democrats to put up stronger resistance to Republican proposals opposed by labor.

The unions have cited what they see as Democrats’ tepid response to Republican efforts to eliminate collective bargaining rights for public sector workers, cut Medicare funding and require voters to show identification at the polls.

“It doesn’t matter if candidates and parties are controlling the wrecking ball or simply standing aside,” said Richard Trumka, president of the AFL-CIO, in a speechFriday. “The outcome is the same either way. If leaders aren’t blocking the wrecking ball and advancing working families’ interests, working people will not support them.” 821 words.
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Health Watch

High coffee intake linked to lower prostate cancer risk

CBC News

 

17 May 2011 — Men who drink six cups of coffee a day showed a lower risk of developing a deadly type of prostate cancer compared with nondrinkers, a large U.S. study suggests.
 
The study by researchers at the Harvard School of Public Health compared risk of aggressive prostate cancer among 47,911 U.S. men in the Health Professionals Follow-Up Study. Participants reported their coffee consumption every four years from 1986 to 2008. 403 words.
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Science

Atmosphere over Japan heated fast before earthquake

Infrared emissions above the epicenter increased dramatically in the days before the devastating earthquake in Japan, say scientists

MIT Technology Review

 

18 May 2011 — Geologists have long puzzled over anecdotal reports of strange atmospheric phenomena in the days before big earthquakes. But good data to back up these stories has been hard to come by.
 
In recent years, however, various teams have set up atmospheric monitoring stations in earthquake zones and a number of satellites are capable of sending back data about the state of the upper atmosphere and the ionosphere during an earthquake.
 
Last year, we looked at some fascinating data from the DEMETER spacecraft showing a significant increase in ultra-low frequency radio signals before the magnitude 7 Haiti earthquake in January 2010.
 
Today, Dimitar Ouzounov at the NASA Goddard Space Flight Centre in Maryland and a few buddies present the data from the Great Tohoku earthquake which devastated Japan on 11 March. Their results, although preliminary, are eye-opening. 422 words.
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New report: Industry has 'overblown' the benefits of shale gas 

Dirty coal is cleaner than much touted shale gas

Scientist debunks 3 myths with hard science and clear-eyed math

The Tyee

 

16 May 2011 VANCOUVER. B.C. — For several years now, the natural gas industry has been exclaiming Hallelujahs about the marvels of shale gas with the passion of a church choir belting out Handel's "Messiah."

The hallelujahs, which spring from the U.S. Energy Information Administration (EIA) or the likes of Chesapeake Energy ("American's Champion of Natural Gas"), come in three happy choruses. 1,483 words.
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Patti Davis, Reagan's daughter, gets naked again, at 58

Ronald Reagan’s daughter, Patti Davis, reveals it all in a personal article and nude photo.

Article - Patti Davis Nude Photo

Patti Davis, President Ronald Reagan’s daughter, caused a stir when she first posed nude for Playboy in 1994—not only because she was the daughter of a president, but because she was twice as old as most playmates at age 42. Now, at 58, she has posed nude again, this time for the June issue of More magazine   http://www.more.com/patti-davis-naked-body. Along with the age-defying picture, she pens an article about how she went from a drug-addled teenager, wasting away, to a woman who decided to build up her body from scratch. That’s not to say she doesn’t still struggle. “Of course, there isn’t a gym in the universe that can completely stop the clock. Time has etched itself on my body in ways that I dislike. The texture of my skin is different; I can detect a bit of crinkliness here and there. And I’m quite upset with my elbows.” Still, she says, “It’s sometimes a delicate dance for all of us. Most of the time, though, I get it right ... as long as I don’t focus on my elbows.” END.
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Found in translation

As cool as Putin and a boiled egg

By Michele A. Berdy

Michele A. Berdy, an American Moscow-based translator and interpreter, is author of “The Russian Word’s Worth” (Glas), a collection of her columns.

18 May 2011 MOSCOW — If you ever have occasion to talk with a native Russian speaker under the legal drinking age, you’re going to hear the adjective крутой a lot, along with the adverb круто and comparative form круче. In fact, I’ve come to think of крутой as the quintessential Russian word for the 21st century. But what the heck does крутой mean?

The primary meaning in literary and standard language is steep or twisted. For example: В тех местах, где спуск становился круче, он останавливался и подавал ей руку (In places where the slope grew steeper, he would stop and give her a hand). With regard to roads, крутой means sharply crooked: Осторожно! Впереди крутой поворот направо (Watch out! Up ahead the road makes a sharp turn to the right). 632 words.


 
The Old Man's Last Sauna
 
A collection of short stories by Carl Dow

An eclectic collection of short stories that will stir your sense of humour, warm your heart, outrage your sense of justice, and chill your extra sensory faculties in the spirit of Stephen King. The final short story, the collection's namesake, The Old Man's Last Sauna is a ground-breaking love story.

The series begins with Deo Volente (God Willing). Followed by The Quintessence of Mr. FlynnSharing LiesFlying HighThe Richest Bitch in the Country or Ginny I Hardly Knows YaOne Lift Too ManyThe Model A Ford, the out-of-body chiller, Room For One Only and O Ernie! ... What Have They Done To You! The series closes with the collection's namesake, The Old Man's Last Saunaa groundbreaking love story. All stories may also be found in the True North Perspective Archives.


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Patti Davis, Naked at 58

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