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Six Days Left: Canadian Net Users Caught As Copyright Consultation Nears Conclusion

Tuesday, September 8th, 2009

Flashback: MP Charlie Angus on copyright: industry lobby pulling for ‘dead business model’ | Ottawa denies altering public’s ECopyright Consultation submissions | Security guards stop MPs, students from distributing fair use flyers at Toronto copyright townhall | Can The Public Be Heard On Copyright Issues? | Copyright Consultation Launches: Time For Canadians To Speak Out | Third stab at copyright law ‘reform’ to kick off with consultations | Time to slay Canadian file-sharing myths | Canadian copyright lobbyists leaned on “independent” researchers to change report on file-sharing | Think tank plagiarizes, pulls report on Canadian piracy | Obama Administration Claims Copyright Treaty Involves State Secrets | Latest Round of Closed-Door ACTA Copyright Negotiations Wrap Up | Digital rights groups sue for access to secret ACTA treaty | Critics waging a cyber offensive to fight copyright changes | Canadian Industry Minister lies about Canadian DMCA on national radio, then hangs up | The Canadian DMCA: Check the Fine Print | Government ready to drop copyright bomb | Transparency needed on ACTA | Revamped copyright law targets electronic devices | New Attempt to Align Canada’s Copyright Act with USA Coming Soon | Canadian DMCA To Be Introduced Tomorrow Morning?

Michael Geist, SpeakOutonCopyright.ca
September 8, 2009

Seven weeks ago, the Canadian government launched the first national copyright consultation since 2001. The consultation, which has featured town hall meetings, by-invitation-only roundtables, an online discussion forum, and an open submission process, has attracted considerable interest with over 4,000 submissions to date.

While the overwhelming majority of those submissions have called for balanced reforms that would strengthen fair dealing, create a liability safe harbour for intermediaries, and link any new anti-circumvention rules to actual copyright infringement, there is reason for concern.

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Charlie Sheen Requests Meeting With Obama Over 9/11 Cover-Up

Tuesday, September 8th, 2009

The 8th anniversary of 9/11 is 3 days away. That’s a lot of water under the bridge, but 9/11 is by no means ancient history. As Mr Sheen reports, 9/11 has been used as a platform to promote warrantless wiretapping, rendition, detention without trial, and wars in the Middle East. 9/11 is living history in how it affects us today. Is this the world you want your kids to grow up in? Sheen is risking his career through this act of courage, by attempting to open this debate to the light of day. What can you do to help?

Related: Ex-FBI Agent: Why I Support a New 9/11 Investigation | Obama Administration Shuts Down 9/11 Families Lawsuit | Memo: 9/11 Commission Witnesses Were Intimidated By Government “Minders” | 9/11 Commission Counsel: Government Agreed to Lie About 9/11 | Huffington Post article calls for new 9/11 investigation | Former President Jimmy Carter Supports Call For New 9/11 Investigation | Former ISI Chief: Mumbai And 9/11 Both “Inside Jobs” | Liberal candidate asked to step down over 9/11 comments | Nader Calls For New 9/11 Investigation | US Government Questioned on Forged Letter Linking Saddam to 9/11 | Legendary Author Gore Vidal Calls 9/11, Removal of Magna Carta a Coup d’Etat | 9/11 widows call for new investigation after revelations of White House, commission ties | Director of 9/11 commission “secretly spoke with Rove, White House”

The Alex Jones Show, PrisonPlanet.com
September 8, 2009

Actor demands investigation be reopened after majority of 9/11 Commission members say government lied about official story

Actor and television star Charlie Sheen has publicly requested a meeting with President Barack Obama to urge him to reopen the official investigation into 9/11 in light of the fact that the majority of the 9/11 Commission members have now publicly gone on record to express their conviction that the government agreed to lie about the official story.

Sheen’s request takes the form of a letter to the President in the context of a fictional meeting between the two entitled “20 Minutes With The President,” published exclusively on radio talk show host Alex Jones’ Infowars.com and Prison Planet.com websites.

The letter cites evidence, backed up by a substantial online bibliography, that proves the official story behind 9/11 is a fraud and that this conclusion was also reached by the majority of the 9/11 Commission members, a fact that mandates President Obama to reopen the investigation into the terrorist attacks.

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A year after financial crisis, a new world order emerges

Tuesday, September 8th, 2009

How could the architects of this system possibly not know it would dramatically enhance any future wobbles in markets, creating a net destabilization effect? Debt is not a ‘security’. There never was anything to back these securities but smoke, mirrors, impenetrable jargon and faith in an everlasting Keynesian expansion of the economy via the ability to control the rate of inflation and the money supply. But what happens when the money supply gets shut off or constricted? Massive bankruptcy and consolidation of equity. (You don’t need to worry about winning a poker game when you make the chips. The dealer isn’t supposed to be in the game.)

Flashback: UN wants new global currency to replace dollar | World Bank President Admits Agenda For Global Government | US backing for world currency stuns markets | Gordon Brown’s amazing patent cure-all globalization deal | Volcker sees crisis leading to global regulation | Kissinger Calls for a New World Order | Kissinger Calls For New International System Out Of World Crises | Financial Times: And now for a world government | Baron Rothschild tags along with Gordon Brown, expects new world order | Hope for Obama’s US and Europe to drive a ‘new deal’ for a ‘new world’: Barroso, Brown | ‘Stick together or sink together’: European Commission president invokes ‘global governance’ | Paul Martin calls for ‘global solution’ | Towards a new world order: Canada-EU trade proposal rivals scope of NAFTA | Paul Martin promoting a new League of Nations on the road | The Resurgent Idea of World Government

Kevin G Hall, McClatchy Newspapers
September 8, 2009

WASHINGTON – One year after the near collapse of the global financial system, this much is clear: The financial world as we knew it is over, and something new is rising from its ashes.

Historians will look to September 2008 as a watershed for the U.S. economy.

On Sept. 7 , the government seized mortgage titans Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac . Eight days later, investment bank Lehman Brothers filed for bankruptcy, sparking a global financial panic that threatened to topple blue-chip financial institutions around the world. In the several months that followed, governments from Washington to Beijing responded with unprecedented intervention into financial markets and across their economies, seeking to stop the wreckage and stem the damage.

One year later, the easy-money system that financed the boom era from the 1980s until a year ago is smashed. Once-ravenous U.S. consumers are saving money and paying down debt. Banks are building reserves and hoarding cash. And governments are fashioning a new global financial order.

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Barack Obama to cement new US-UN relationship, chair UN Security Council

Tuesday, September 8th, 2009

Flashback: UN wants new global currency to replace dollar | Obama Nominates Globalization Advocates to Clinton’s State Department | World Bank President Admits Agenda For Global Government | US backing for world currency stuns markets | Gordon Brown’s amazing patent cure-all globalization deal | Volcker sees crisis leading to global regulation | Kissinger Calls for a New World Order | Kissinger Calls For New International System Out Of World Crises | Financial Times: And now for a world government | Baron Rothschild tags along with Gordon Brown, expects new world order | Hope for Obama’s US and Europe to drive a ‘new deal’ for a ‘new world’: Barroso, Brown | ‘Stick together or sink together’: European Commission president invokes ‘global governance’ | Paul Martin calls for ‘global solution’ | Towards a new world order: Canada-EU trade proposal rivals scope of NAFTA | Paul Martin promoting a new League of Nations on the road | The Resurgent Idea of World Government

Harvey Morris, Financial Times
September 8, 2009

Barack Obama will cement the new co-operative relationship between the US and the United Nations this month when he becomes the first American president to chair its 15-member Security Council.

The topic for the summit-level session of the council on September 24 is nuclear non-proliferation and nuclear disarmament — one of several global challenges that the US now wants to see addressed at a multinational level.

“The council has a very important role to play in preventing the spread and use of nuclear weapons, and it’s the world’s principal body for dealing with global security cooperation,” Susan Rice, US envoy to the UN, said last week.

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Ont. Liberals block committee probe of eHealth chiefs

Tuesday, September 8th, 2009

Of course the provincial Liberals are reacting to save their skin – the hiring decision in this matter came frmo the Premiere’s office. The only good to come of this is the brick wall the eHealth project has hit as a result. The digitization and centralization of your private health records does not bode well for the future, enabling rapid access to the most private data – data of the sort which insurance companies are eager to get their hands on while computing your health premiums. Smoked in the past? Maybe you’ll be denied that lung transplant. And then there’s the matter of how many electronic breaches of privacy we’ve witnessed in the past few years, as employees leave everything from passwords to USB drives full of sensitive data in public areas.

Flashback: McGuinty had hand in hiring disgraced eHealth CEO | More untendered eHealth spending, Liberal connections emerge | Head of eHealth Ontario is fired amid contracts scandal, gets big package | Personal ties exposed in eHealth’s untendered contracts | Ontario eHealth approved 4.8 million in no-bid contracts | Electronic immunization records needed: Toronto health official

CBC News
September 8, 2009

Ontario’s Liberal government used its majority Tuesday to block opposition attempts to force top brass from eHealth Ontario to appear before a legislative committee.

The Conservatives and New Democrats wanted the committee to dig deeper into spending and expense abuses at eHealth, a problem that has since cropped up at other agencies and boards.

But the Liberals unanimously out-voted the opposition parties without offering an explanation.

“It stinks of a coverup,” NDP Leader Andrea Horwath told reporters after the vote by members of the Committee on Government Agencies.

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Army defuses huge bomb on Northern Ireland border

Tuesday, September 8th, 2009

There is much in the official account of the Omagh bombing to raise doubt in the mind of the objective observer as to whether this was in fact an organic act of terror, or a state provocation. It’s documented, though perhaps not as widely known as it ought to be, that the IRA was widely infiltrated by Royal agents, many of whom directed devastating terror operations. Omagh was one such incident, a joint operation between the military, the FBI and MI5 to cook up the bomb used in the plot. The perpetrators? Mole Kevin Fulton and the ‘Real IRA’. Is the Real IRA still an organ of state provocation? Will this latest incident have any effect on the way people vote in the second forced EU referendum this October?

Flashback: Security guards stood by as gunmen killed Northern Ireland soldiers

Henry McDonald, The Guardian
September 8, 2009

Dissident republicans blamed for planting 270kg device on roadside in South Armagh

Police in Northern Ireland have foiled a terror plot involving a bomb twice the size of the one that devastated Omagh in the single biggest atrocity of the Troubles.

The 270kg (600lb) device was discovered in a spot close to the border near Forkhill in South Armagh. It had a command wire attached to it that ran from Northern Ireland to a firing point inside the Irish Republic, police said today.

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Manitoba launches $47M swine flu plan for mass vaccination centres

Tuesday, September 8th, 2009

Way back in March of this year, investigative journalist Jim Tucker reported from the site of the annual Bilderberg conference of world elites that an imaginary swine flu epidemic was going to be used to establish global departments of treasury and health (eg; the IMF and WHO) under the United Nations. How could he have known a ‘swine flu’ epidemic was coming if it hadn’t been planned? Medical experts the world over were still worried about the bird flu, no mention of swine flu. Have you ever seen so much ink spilled over the seasonal flu before? The seasonal flu regularly kills more people than this swine flu has. You’re being conditioned to accept the authority of global health bodies over the decisions of local states. All of the preparations you’re seeing for the fearsome swine flu are in accordance with UN directives.

Flashback: Swine flu unlikely to become superbug | UK: Half of all pregnant women will refuse swine flu jab, poll reveals | Flu vaccine plan will be too slow: CMAJ | Swine flu jab link to killer nerve disease: Leaked letter reveals concern of neurologists over 25 deaths in America | Canada to order 50.4 million H1N1 vaccine doses – with adjuvant additive | Genetically modified Swine Flu hybrid may provide vaccine yield solution | Washington Post: Swine Flu Vaccine Will Contain Mercury | UK Government Swine Flu Advisor On Vaccine Maker Payroll | Fast-tracked swine flu vaccine will be safe, officials insist | Swine flu: How scared should we be? | Top Epidemiologist Slams Swine Flu Fearmongering | Legal immunity set for swine flu vaccine makers | Lessons of 1976: swine flu, fear, mass vaccinations, wasted millions | ‘Accidental’ Contamination Of Vaccine With Live Avian Flu Virus Virtually Impossible | Officials investigate how bird flu contaminated vaccines in Europe

CBC News
September 8, 2009

The Manitoba government is spending $47 million on its fall pandemic plan, which includes mass vaccination clinics to tackle swine flu.

Dr. Joel Kettner, Manitoba’s chief provincial public health officer, said the money will go towards purchasing vaccine, antiviral drugs, masks, gloves and gowns, as well as hiring more staff to care for the sick.

Canadian public health officials said last week during a conference on preparation for the expected fall resurgence of swine flu, also known as H1N1, that a vaccine will be available by mid-November.

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