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Curiosity on Mars: Mt. Sharp in View

Mt. Sharp is 3 miles high and is located in the Gale Crater.
During a prime mission lasting nearly two years after landing, Curiosity will use 10 instruments to investigate whether this area of Mars has ever offered conditions favorable for life, including the chemical ingredients for life. Some lower layers of Mount Sharp might tell of a lake within Gale Crater long ago, or wind-delivered sediments subsequently soaked by groundwater. In those layers, Mars orbiters have detected minerals that formed during wet conditions.

Seven-time Tour de France champion Lance Armstrong said he would no longer fight doping charges by the U.S. Anti-Doping Agency, which quickly said it would strip him of his titles and ban him from competitive cycling.
There comes a point in every man's life when he has to say, "Enough is enough." For me, that time is now. I have been dealing with claims that I cheated and had an unfair advantage in winning my seven Tours since 1999. Over the past three years, I have been subjected to a two-year federal criminal investigation followed by Travis Tygart's unconstitutional witch hunt. The toll this has taken on my family, and my work for our foundation and on me leads me to where I am today – finished with this nonsense. The bottom line is I played by the rules that were put in place by the UCI, WADA and USADA when I raced. The idea that athletes can be convicted today without positive A and B samples, under the same rules and procedures that apply to athletes with positive tests, perverts the system and creates a process where any begrudged ex-teammate can open a USADA case out of spite or for personal gain or a cheating cyclist can cut a sweetheart deal for themselves. It's an unfair approach, applied selectively, in opposition to all the rules. It's just not right.

Higgs Heaven
Peter Higgs 
Scientists at CERN use the enormous ALEPH detector in their search for the Higgs particle
English physicist Peter Higgs,
first proposed the Higgs mechanism in 1964        In the world of science, the excitement doesn't mount much higher than the frenzy of July 4th 2012 around the announcement that scientists at the world's biggest atom smasher may have found the "God particle."The discovery is called a boson, a class of sub-atomic particle, but the description stopped just short of confirming that it's the long-sought Higgs boson particle.When you get on the scale in the morning, you may be hoping that it registers a smaller number than the day before; you may be hoping that you've lost weight. It's the quantity of mass in you, plus the force of gravity, that determines your weight. But what determines your mass? That's one of the most-asked, most-hotly pursued questions in physics today. Many of the experiments circulating in the world's particle accelerators are looking into the mechanism that gives rise to mass. Scientists at CERN, as well as at Fermilab in Illinois think they have found what they call the "Higgs boson." Higgs, they believe, is a particle, or set of particles, that might give others mass. The idea of one particle giving another mass is a bit counter-intuitive... Isn't mass an inherent characteristic of matter? If not, how can one entity impart mass on all the others by simply floating by and interacting with them?

 This 2011 image provide by CERN shows a real CMS proton-proton collision in which four high energy electrons (green lines and red towers) are observed in a 2011 event. The event shows characteristics expected from the decay of a Higgs boson but is also consistent with background Standard Model physics processes.    CERN scientists were unsure whether these events recorded by the ALEPH detector indicated the presence of a Higgs boson. This 2011 image provide by CERN shows a real CMS proton-proton collision in which four high energy electrons (green lines and red towers) are observed in a 2011 event. The event shows characteristics expected from the decay of a Higgs boson but is also consistent with background Standard Model physics processes.
Mass is, quite simply, a measure of how much stuff an object - a particle, a molecule, or a Yorkshire terrier - contains. If not for mass, all of the fundamental particles that make up atoms and terriers would whiz around at light speed, and the Universe as we know it could not have clumped up into matter. The
Higgs mechanism proposes that there is a field permeating the Universe - the Higgs field - that allows particles to obtain their mass. Interactions with the field - with the Higgs bosons that come from it - are purported to give particles mass. This is not unlike a field of snow, in which trudging through impedes progress; your shoes interacting with snow particles slows you down. The Standard Model is the simplest set of ingredients - elementary particles - needed to make up the world we see in the heavens and in the laboratory    Quarks combine together to make, for example, the proton and neutron - which make up the nuclei of atoms today - though more exotic combinations were around in the Universe's early days     Leptons come in charged and uncharged versions; electrons - the most familiar charged lepton - together with quarks make up all the matter we can see; the uncharged leptons are neutrinos, which rarely interact with matter    The "force carriers" are particles whose movements are observed as familiar forces such as those behind electricity and light (electromagnetism) and radioactive decay (the weak nuclear force)   The Higgs boson came about because although the Standard Model holds together neatly, nothing requires the particles to have mass; for a fuller theory, the Higgs - or something else - must fill in that gap

City Budget 2012 The City of Brampton is poised to pass its 2012 operating and capital budgets that will result in a 3.9 per cent increase in the city's portion (40 per cent) of the property tax bill.
We congratulate Peel Poverty Action Group in issuing their newspaper "TOUGH TIMES". It is well laid out and is full of topical stuff, keep up the good work Edna! Here is a bit of one of their recent plees.  PPAG asks: that Mississauga Council endorse MPP Cherie DiNovo’s Bill 58, An Act to Amend the Planning Act with respect to Inclusionary Housing. This Act, when passed, gives municipal councillors added clout to negotiate with developers to include a percentage of social housing in their plans; we ask that Council inform Rev. DiNovo, Premier Dalton McGuinty, and all MPPs serving Peel Region, that Council endorses Bill 58. Cherie DiNovo's email is dinovoc-qp@ndp.on.ca and her staff will email a copy of the Bill and Ms.DiNovo’s introductory comments on request; that Mississauga Council support MP Libby Davies Bill C-304, An Act to Ensure Secure, Adequate, Accessible and Affordable Housing for Canadians, in accordance with the United Nations definition of basic human rights. The Bill would also require the government to set up a national housing strategy in consultation with all levels of government; we ask that you inform Ms. Davies, Prime Minister Stephen Harper, and MPs serving Peel Region, that you endorse Bill C-304. Libby Davies email is daviel@parl.gc.ca and her staff will email a copy of Bill C-304 and Ms. Davies introductory comments on request.

BRAMPTON'S DOWNTOWN LOSES ANOTHER DEAR ONE

Brittany Ricker: another soul gone, died on Dec. 1st 2011! People, what is going on! People of the 'street' are dying at an alarming rate. Is anyone not suspicious of how so many are dying lately. Worst of it is I cannot find one  authority actively investigating all these deaths as a group event, which I believe it deserves. Way back I wrote an article, edited and pasted below from ...

Street Voice (Brampton) @ dunstan-times000.tripod.com

This page stands as a make shift memorial to the countless fallen friends like...

 Brett, Mike, Jack, Tom, Norm, Phyllis, Steve, Jeanny, Tyler Gordon Myke, Gord Dickie, Keith Cookson, Debbie, Debbie, Barbara, Charlie (Chuck) McLean, Heather Weston, Clifford Taylor (Tex), Mel, Don Wheeler, Wayne Garbutt, Sarka Kudelouc, Valerie Frazer... and others yet unmentioned, we miss you so much.

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THE OLD GREY MAYOR... HE AIN'T WHAT HE USED TO BE!!!
  
Former Brampton mayor Peter Robertson has been charged with dangerous driving after a collision with a pedestrian during a union protest at Region of Peel headquarters in Brampton last week, according to Peel Regional Police. Robertson, seen here in his car following the incident, was charged June27th.
Robertson, 73, was charged yesterday with the Criminal Code offence of dangerous operation of a motor vehicle. Because the incident happened on private property, the Highway Traffic Act cannot be applied.
The 29-year-old pedestrian suffered minor injuries. Peel Regional Police say she was near a group of pedestrians in the driveway of the parking lot at 10 Peel Centre Dr. The OW strike is still on...
TOO MANY SICK PEOPLE IN CHARGE OF OUR IMPRESSIONABLE YOUTH!

A teacher at Cavelier-De LaSalle high school in Montreal has been fired after showing a Grade 10 class the video believed to depict the death and dismemberment of Jun Lin. The firing Thursday comes a day after the teacher was suspended. Some of his students had rallied Thursday to protest the suspension, which they said was unfair since the class had voted to watch the video.The 11 minutes of video footage, which was posted on the internet on May 25, depicts a man police allege is Luka Rocco Magnotta stabbing and dismembering another man. These kids will forever be traumatized by this evil teachers warped behaviour. Some horrid sentence should be applied to this teacher. In a release issued nine days after the incident, the school board condemned the screening and said it took immediate action by suspending the teacher and bringing in a crisis team to counsel students.

Conservatives draw fire for War of 1812 spending
The Battle of Longwoods is fought by re-enactors of the British, American and native fighters from the War of 1812 battle, west of London, Ont., last month. The Battle of Longwoods occured March 4, 1814, as British troops failed to expel American invaders. The Battle of Longwoods is fought by re-enactors of the British, American and native fighters from the War of 1812 battle, west of London, Ont., last month. The Battle of Longwoods occured March 4, 1814, as British troops failed to expel American invaders.
Prime Minister Stephen Harper's government is spending more than $28 million on a war that happened 200 years ago, leaving no doubt it takes the War of 1812 bicentennial seriously. But some have questioned the spending in a time of cuts.

A veteran Windsor, Ont., police officer has been charged with assault after someone turned in video that appears to show the accused kicking a man.

Kent Rice is a member of the Windsor Police Marine Unit Outreach Program and is charged with assault.  The video was given first to a media outlet Wednesday and then to the police department's professional standards branch. In the video, a young black man is seen lying in a stairwell. A man that appears to be a uniformed police officer punches the man once and kicks him twice. Kent Rice, a 12-year veteran of the force, has been charged and suspended with pay.The footage came from surveillance video taken at Windsor Residence, a low-income housing apartment building on McDougall Avenue. It was recorded in February, two months after police Acting Chief Al Frederick announced Project Accountability in response to the Det. David Van Buskirk assault case.

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Peel strike enters second day Peel Region’s striking Ontario Works employees took their case to the streets on May 3rd when they staged their first picket at Ontario Works headquarters at 7120 Hurontario St. in Mississauga, north of Derry Rd.
“It is with great regret that we are forced to walk a picket line and will be unable to serve our clients who are the most vulnerable members of our community,” said Mary Jo Falle, president of CUPE Local 966.
“We find it appalling that the Region of Peel would force a predominantly female work force, who service and provide the vital services the marginalized in our community rely on, out of their jobs and onto a picket line,” added Michel Revelin, vice president of the local.  The local represents some 600 Ontario Works employees. Steve Davis, Peel Region’s acting director of human resources, said yesterday that residents can expect to receive “the same service, but at a lesser capacity.”
Ontario Works employees provide a number of services including employment assistance to Peel residents as well as health and child care services for sole support parents, outreach to vulnerable residents and retraining and education.

Earths Scary' Shave...A gigantic asteroid classified as "potentially hazardous" hurtled safely past Earth on Thursday night, zipping by well outside of the moon's orbit but nonetheless thrilling amateur stargazers. This NASA radar image showing asteroid 2005 YU55 was obtained in 2011. The asteroid, said to be about the size of an aircraft carrier, came within 325,000 kilometres of Earth.  This NASA radar image showing asteroid 2005 YU55 was obtained in 2011. The asteroid, said to be about the size of an aircraft carrier, came within 325,000 kilometres of Earth

The space rock, dubbed asteroid 2012 LZ1, was described by astronomers as being about 502 metres in width — roughly the size of a city block. A powerful telescope called the Slooh Space Camera tracked and broadcast views of the newly discovered near-Earth asteroid from an observatory at the Canary Islands, off the west coast of Africa. Although scientists said the asteroid never posed much of an impact threat, Patrick Paolucci, president of the Slooh Space Camera, said it should still be considered a close brush in astronomical terms. "It's relatively big and it's pretty close. We talk about distances — it might [seem] pretty far away, but actually it's pretty close," he said in Thursday night's webcast.

Deux mille quinze! Deux mille quinze!"

The French chant "2015" started in the upper reaches of the NDP backbench and soon cascaded into a common, desk-thumping chorus just before midnight Thursday in the House of Commons. The tone from the official Opposition was oddly celebratory, given that they'd just faced 22-plus hours of consecutive spankings by a Conservative majority government voting to protect its omnibus budget bill from hundreds of amendments. Bill C-38, the sprawling Jobs, Growth and Long-Term Prosperity Act, survived the ordeal untouched and now goes to third and final reading in the Commons on Monday. MPs look forward as marathon budget votes end   Minister of Finance Jim Flaherty speaks to reporters in the foyer of the House of Commons during voting on amendments to his budget bill. The voting finally ended shortly before midnight Thursday after nearly 24 hours.

 "The New Democratic Party is quite radical and has a very different view of the economic future of our country," a haggard-looking Finance Minister Jim Flaherty said as he emerged from the chamber with his budget bill intact. The opposition believes the marathon voting session and procedural battle, the first of its kind in the Commons in at least a decade, will prove a watershed moment in the life of the Harper government. The budget implementation bill contains measures not even hinted at in the Conservatives' 2011 election platform, such as gradually raising the age of eligibility for OAS to 67 from 65, remodelling EI, and reducing oversight at the domestic spy agency. Liberal interim Leader Bob Rae groused that the legislation "had everything in it but the kitchen sink." The 425-page bill is an extended version of the kinds of Liberal omnibus bills Stephen Harper once railed against as a young Reform party MP, but his government now says the shotgun approach is needed to recalibrate the Canadian economy. Bleary-eyed Hill security joked with MPs and looked the other way when male reporters in press row breached parliamentary protocol by appearing without neck ties. Green party leader Elizabeth May was the author of hundreds of the substantive amendments shot down Thursday and one of about a half dozen MPs who didn't miss a single vote. She said it was far more than "theatrics or ... a waste of time." "This was democracy," said May, still feisty and coherent after 22 hours of voting. "This was parliamentarians stepping up to our obligation and our duty to Canada, to parliament, to the people who sent us here from our constituencies, to behave like parliamentarians." "It was a sign that democracy in Canada has a spark of life," said May. "We found the pulse."

  Moslem Brotherhood warns that  to dissolve the Islamist-led parliament is a move that will spark more revolutionEgyptians gather to protest military rule in Tahrir Square in Cairo on Friday. Judges appointed by Hosni Mubarak dissolved the Islamist-dominated parliament Thursday and ruled his former prime minister eligible for the presidential runoff election this weekend, setting the stage for the military and remnants of the old regime to stay in power. The country is facing a situation that is "even more dangerous than that in the final days of Mubarak's rule," the Brotherhood said in its statement.The court ruling Thursday came a day after the ruling generals'-appointed government agreed to extend the powers of military police and intelligence agents to allow them to arrest civilians for a wide range of offences.The Brotherhood said progress made since Mubarak was ousted on Feb. 11, 2011, was being "wiped out and overturned," and it called on Egyptians to "isolate the representative of the former regime through the ballot box," referring to Shafiq. Activists who engineered Egypt's uprising have long accused the generals of trying to cling to power, explaining that after 60 years as the nation's single most dominant institution, the military would be reluctant to surrender its authority or leave its economic empire to civilian scrutiny.

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At a glance: Montreal.....Sometime overnight, someone painted red squares, an icon of the student movement, along with messages on several corners near Crescent Street. Security staff is taking the graffiti seriously, organizers say. Michel D'Avignon, who organizes the downtown Peel Paddock event, said he has quadrupled security in light of the potential protests. The threat of protests already caused the cancellation of one of the most popular events of the Grand Prix – Thursday's open house at the racetrack. The anti-capitalist group CLAC has been threatening to disrupt events, including a gala fundraiser scheduled for Thursday night. International internet activist group Anonymous went on the offensive against race goers and organizers last week, hacking into a database of ticket holders and leaking personal information. Student coalition CLASSE said its members also plan to be at the race, but they don't plan on disrupting the event. They say they'll be handing out flyers to educate people about their cause. Quebec Tourism Minister Nicole Mnard said Grand Prix organizers have been working with police to ensure the event runs smoothly. "I know that a lot of security measures are in place and I hope that people use their judgment and have a Grand Prix as announced," she said. The event runs all weekend, culminating in the F1 race at the Gilles Villeneuve track Sunday. The annual Grand Prix evnt usually draws thousands to events in Montreal's downtown and on the track in Parc Jean-Drapeau. The annual Grand Prix event usually draws thousands to events in Montreal's downtown and on the track in Parc Jean-Drapeau.

Friday June 15, 2012 11:14AM The Dunstan Times  2012 

This newspaper was founded in 1862 by George Fache, a French Heughenot after sailing to New Zealand

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 Our website is @ dunstan-times000.tripod.com had 61 page views yesterday and 2362 page views so far this month. .Our goal is to enlighten, educate, inspire, inform and even entertain. We will not titillate nor run 'shock journalism'. Brampton edition by his great-great grandson Mike MilneEmailUs@ spacermike007@yahoo.ca 

 

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Earths Scary' Shave...A gigantic asteroid classified as "potentially hazardous" hurtled safely past Earth on Thursday night, zipping by well outside of the moon's orbit but nonetheless thrilling amateur stargazers.  This NASA radar image showing asteroid 2005 YU55 was obtained in 2011. The asteroid, said to be about the size of an aircraft carrier, came within 325,000 kilometres of Earth The space rock, dubbed asteroid 2012 LZ1, was described by astronomers as being about 502 metres in width — roughly the size of a city block. A powerful telescope called the Slooh Space Camera tracked and broadcast views of the newly discovered near-Earth asteroid from an observatory at the Canary Islands, off the west coast of Africa. Although scientists said the asteroid never posed much of an impact threat, Patrick Paolucci, president of the Slooh Space Camera, said it should still be considered a close brush in astronomical terms. "It's relatively big and it's pretty close. We talk about distances — it might [seem] pretty far away, but actually it's pretty close," he said in Thursday night's webcast.

Deux mille quinze! Deux mille quinze!"

The French chant "2015" started in the upper reaches of the NDP backbench and soon cascaded into a common, desk-thumping chorus just before midnight Thursday in the House of Commons. The tone from the official Opposition was oddly celebratory, given that they'd just faced 22-plus hours of consecutive spankings by a Conservative majority government voting to protect its omnibus budget bill from hundreds of amendments. Bill C-38, the sprawling Jobs, Growth and Long-Term Prosperity Act, survived the ordeal untouched and now goes to third and final reading in the Commons on Monday.   Minister of Finance Jim Flaherty speaks to reporters in the foyer of the House of Commons during voting on amendments to his budget bill. The voting finally ended shortly before midnight Thursday after nearly 24 hours. "The New Democratic Party is quite radical and has a very different view of the economic future of our country," a haggard-looking Finance Minister Jim Flaherty said as he emerged from the chamber with his budget bill intact. The opposition believes the marathon voting session and procedural battle, the first of its kind in the Commons in at least a decade, will prove a watershed moment in the life of the Harper government. The budget implementation bill contains measures not even hinted at in the Conservatives' 2011 election platform, such as gradually raising the age of eligibility for OAS to 67 from 65, remodelling EI, and reducing oversight at the domestic spy agency. Liberal interim Leader Bob Rae groused that the legislation "had everything in it but the kitchen sink." The 425-page bill is an extended version of the kinds of Liberal omnibus bills Stephen Harper once railed against as a young Reform party MP, but his government now says the shotgun approach is needed to recalibrate the Canadian economy. Bleary-eyed Hill security joked with MPs and looked the other way when male reporters in press row breached parliamentary protocol by appearing without neck ties. Green party leader Elizabeth May was the author of hundreds of the substantive amendments shot down Thursday and one of about a half dozen MPs who didn't miss a single vote. She said it was far more than "theatrics or ... a waste of time." "This was democracy," said May, still feisty and coherent after 22 hours of voting. "This was parliamentarians stepping up to our obligation and our duty to Canada, to parliament, to the people who sent us here from our constituencies, to behave like parliamentarians." "It was a sign that democracy in Canada has a spark of life," said May. "We found the pulse."

 Moslem Brotherhood warns that  to dissolve the Islamist-led parliament is a move that will spark more revolution Egyptians gather to protest military rule in Tahrir Square in Cairo on Friday. Judges appointed by Hosni Mubarak dissolved the Islamist-dominated parliament Thursday and ruled his former prime minister eligible for the presidential runoff election this weekend, setting the stage for the military and remnants of the old regime to stay in power. The country is facing a situation that is "even more dangerous than that in the final days of Mubarak's rule," the Brotherhood said in its statement.The court ruling Thursday came a day after the ruling generals'-appointed government agreed to extend the powers of military police and intelligence agents to allow them to arrest civilians for a wide range of offences.The Brotherhood said progress made since Mubarak was ousted on Feb. 11, 2011, was being "wiped out and overturned," and it called on Egyptians to "isolate the representative of the former regime through the ballot box," referring to Shafiq. Activists who engineered Egypt's uprising have long accused the generals of trying to cling to power, explaining that after 60 years as the nation's single most dominant institution, the military would be reluctant to surrender its authority or leave its economic empire to civilian scrutiny.

TOO MANY SICK PEOPLE IN CHARGE OF OUR IMPRESSIONABLE YOUTH!

A teacher at Cavelier-De LaSalle high school in Montreal has been fired after showing a Grade 10 class the video believed to depict the death and dismemberment of Jun Lin. The firing Thursday comes a day after the teacher was suspended. Some of his students had rallied Thursday to protest the suspension, which they said was unfair since the class had voted to watch the video.The 11 minutes of video footage, which was posted on the internet on May 25, depicts a man police allege is Luka Rocco Magnotta stabbing and dismembering another man. These kids will forever be traumatized by this evil teachers warped behaviour. Some horrid sentence should be applied to this teacher. In a release issued nine days after the incident, the school board condemned the screening and said it took immediate action by suspending the teacher and bringing in a crisis team to counsel students.

Conservatives draw fire for War of 1812 spending
The Battle of Longwoods is fought by re-enactors of the British, American and native fighters from the War of 1812 battle, west of London, Ont., last month. The Battle of Longwoods occured March 4, 1814, as British troops failed to expel American invaders.Prime Minister Stephen Harper's government is spending more than $28 million on a war that happened 200 years ago, leaving no doubt it takes the War of 1812 bicentennial seriously. But some have questioned the spending in a time of cuts.

A veteran Windsor, Ont., police officer has been charged with assault after someone turned in video that appears to show the accused kicking a man.

 The video was given first to a media outlet Wednesday and then to the police department's professional standards branch. In the video, a young black man is seen lying in a stairwell. A man that appears to be a uniformed police officer punches the man once and kicks him twice. Kent Rice, a 12-year veteran of the force, has been charged and suspended with pay.The footage came from surveillance video taken at Windsor Residence, a low-income housing apartment building on McDougall Avenue. It was recorded in February, two months after police Acting Chief Al Frederick announced Project Accountability in response to the Det. David Van Buskirk assault case.

 Montreal.....Sometime overnight, someone painted red squares, an icon of the student movement, along with messages on several corners near Crescent Street. Security staff is taking the graffiti seriously, organizers say. Michel D'Avignon, who organizes the downtown Peel Paddock event, said he has quadrupled security in light of the potential protests. The threat of protests already caused the cancellation of one of the most popular events of the Grand Prix – Thursday's open house at the racetrack. The anti-capitalist group CLAC has been threatening to disrupt events, including a gala fundraiser scheduled for Thursday night. International internet activist group Anonymous went on the offensive against race goers and organizers last week, hacking into a database of ticket holders and leaking personal information. Student coalition CLASSE said its members also plan to be at the race, but they don't plan on disrupting the event. They say they'll be handing out flyers to educate people about their cause. Quebec Tourism Minister Nicole Mnard said Grand Prix organizers have been working with police to ensure the event runs smoothly. "I know that a lot of security measures are in place and I hope that people use their judgment and have a Grand Prix as announced," she said. The event runs all weekend, culminating in the F1 race at the Gilles Villeneuve track Sunday.

We congratulate Peel Poverty Action Group in issuing their newspaper "TOUGH TIMES". It is well laid out and is full of topical stuff, keep up the good work Edna! Here is a bit of one of their recent plees.  PPAG asks: that Mississauga Council endorse MPP Cherie DiNovo’s Bill 58, An Act to Amend the Planning Act with respect to Inclusionary Housing. This Act, when passed, gives municipal councillors added clout to negotiate with developers to include a percentage of social housing in their plans; we ask that Council inform Rev. DiNovo, Premier Dalton McGuinty, and all MPPs serving Peel Region, that Council endorses Bill 58. Cherie DiNovo's email is dinovoc-qp@ndp.on.ca and her staff will email a copy of the Bill and Ms.DiNovo’s introductory comments on request; that Mississauga Council support MP Libby Davies Bill C-304, An Act to Ensure Secure, Adequate, Accessible and Affordable Housing for Canadians, in accordance with the United Nations definition of basic human rights. The Bill would also require the government to set up a national housing strategy in consultation with all levels of government; we ask that you inform Ms. Davies, Prime Minister Stephen Harper, and MPs serving Peel Region, that you endorse Bill C-304. Libby Davies email is daviel@parl.gc.ca and her staff will email a copy of Bill C-304 and Ms. Davies introductory comments on request.

BRAMPTON'S DOWNTOWN LOSES ANOTHER DEAR ONE

Brittany Ricker: another soul gone, died on Dec. 1st 2011! People, what is going on! People of the 'street' are dying at an alarming rate. Is anyone not suspicious of how so many are dying lately. Worst of it is I cannot find one  authority actively investigating all these deaths as a group event, which I believe it deserves. Way back I wrote an article, edited and pasted below from ...

Street Voice (Brampton) @ dunstan-times000.tripod.com

This page stands as a make shift memorial to the countless fallen friends like...

 Brett, Mike, Jack, Tom, Norm, Phyllis, Steve, Jeanny, Tyler Gordon Myke, Gord Dickie, Keith Cookson, Debbie, Debbie, Barbara, Charlie (Chuck) McLean, Heather Weston, Clifford Taylor (Tex), Mel, Don Wheeler, Wayne Garbutt, Sarka Kudelouc, Valerie Frazer... and others yet unmentioned, we miss you so much.

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CATTY CLICHES...the former Miss Pennsylvania says she has given up her state crown because the Miss USA pageant was fixed, but organizers say an e-mail she sent this week shows she quit because of her disapproval over allowing transgender participants. Miss USA 2012 Olivia Culpo says she doesn't think the Miss USA contest is rigged, and says Miss Pennsylvania Sheena Monnin's claims sound 'kind of funny.' In a written statement, Monnin says she "witnessed another contestant who said she saw the list of the top five before the show ever started." Culpo says the list in question was confirmed to be the rehearsal list, not a final top five list. She adds that the story didn't seem to stand up to scrutiny. "It was just kind of funny because originally, Sheena had resigned because she didn't agree with the transgender community now being part of the Miss Universe organization community,” Culpo says. “Then, the story changed that it was rigged when she saw a rehearsal list. So, it’s kind of iffy.”
Miss Rhode Island Culpo during …Miss Rhode Island Culpo competes …Miss Rhode Island Culpo competes …Miss Rhode Island Culpo reacts …
Miss Rhode Island Olivia Culpo reacts after being crowned during the Miss USA pageant at the Planet Hollywood in Las Vegas June 3, 2012
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ATTENTION NASA: I am melely an amateur spending much of my waking hours fascinated  by our universe. Mysteries like the short grbs's have been a favourite subject of mine since about 2002.  At that time my imagination was captivated by the sheer energy and the uncertainty of what makes them "bang". I am still intensely studying the phenomenon and still hold the same theory that at least some of the short ones may have more to do with 'brane theory' than black hole collisions.  I have thought long and hard on the theory that the big bang resulted from a collision of branes. I have long pondered over what would be the result for our universe if it happened exactly like that again. Then when poring over short GRB data I beliveved I was seeing evidence of brane interaction. I am asking professionals like yourself to consider this and see if we are observing proof of the brane activity that I believe brane theory could/should expect.
    Respectfully, Mike Milne 
Huge Sunspot Could Cause Problems Huge Sunspot AR1476 Could Cause Problems

AR 1476 is big enough for amateur astronomers with decent equipment to spot from their backyards, weather permitting. "With at least four dark cores larger than Earth, AR 1476 sprawls more than 100,000 km from end to end, and makes an easy target for backyard solar telescopes," spaceweather.com reported this week. Big solar flares are often associated with coronal mass ejections (CMEs), massive clouds of solar plasma that streak through space at 3 million mph (5 million kph) or more. If these clouds hit Earth, they can wreak havoc, spawning geomagnetic storms that can disrupt GPS signals, radio communications and power grids. CMEs also often super-charge the northern and southern lights, providing dazzling shows for skywatchers at high latitudes.

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Have you seen this Lorax? San Diego police are investigating the apparent theft of a 136-kg bronze statue of the storybook character from the La Jolla estate of the late Theodor Geisel, a.k.a. Dr. Seuss. Have you seen this Lorax? San Diego police are investigating the apparent theft of a 136-kg bronze statue of the storybook character from the La Jolla estate of the late Theodor Geisel, a.k.a. Dr. Seuss.

HMMM! Foreign Affairs Minister John Baird's parliamentary secretary, Bob Dechert, will travel to Windsor, Ont., and Detroit on Friday to address the issue of the mysterious Windsor hum. "The Windsor hum is having a negative effect on the day-to-day lives of Windsor residents,” Baird said in a media release. “We are prepared to collaborate with stakeholders and other levels of government to identify the source of the problem so that potential mitigation measures can be designed and implemented.” Thousands of complaints have been received from Canadians disturbed by rumblings in the Windsor area. The so-called Windsor hum has affected people mainly in the city's west end, but also some in Essex County. A federal study suggests the Hum may originate from the U.S. side of the Detroit River, in the general area of Zug Island, an area of concentrated steel production and manufacturing in River Rouge, Mich. l

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For Ontario's below poverty levels citizens McGuinty's plan to freeze welfare rates this year is proof the  government was never really committed to cutting poverty. Ontario Premier Dalton McGuinty and Finance Minister Dwight Duncan smile after the budget speech. Ontario Premier Dalton McGuinty and Finance Minister Dwight Duncan smile after the budget speech

What was the point of all of those meetings and consultations on a poverty reduction strategy anyway?” , referring to the province’s 2008 plan to cut child poverty by 25 per cent in five years. The welfare freeze means some 880,000 adults and children living on Ontario works and the Ontario Disability Support Program will be squeezed even more by inflationary increases in food, rent and other necessities.

Members of Occupy Sacramento march through the California capital on Tuesday, calling on bank officials to stop home foreclosures. Members of Occupy Sacramento march through the California capital on Tuesday, calling on bank officials to stop home foreclosures.Wherever you are, in the name of humanity I urge our readers to occupy. Occupy in a way that procures regeneration, redemption and rights for all. Defy discord and degradation. Promote positive posturing. Behold, evil this way comes in the guise of fat cats; ordering the teardown and disposal of the very little possessed by protesters. Are our readers aware that simultaneous global shutdowns of individual Occupy camps infers a conspiracy? While it’s true conspiracy is an oft misused word, when independent powers act in the same manner at the same time, that is exactly what the word originally meant. Most assuredly Toronto, L.A. and New York officials are in cahoots as to how to deflate the Occupy movement. That’s okay as we too must act globally to resist. Protesters across the United States are reclaiming foreclosed homes and boarded-up properties, signalling a tactical shift for the movement against wealth inequality. Groups in more than 25 cities held protests Tuesday on behalf of homeowners facing evictions. In Atlanta, protesters held a boisterous rally at a county courthouse and used whistles and sirens to disrupt an auction of seized houses. In New York, they marched through a residential neighbourhood in Brooklyn carrying signs that read "Foreclose on banks, not people." Los Angeles protesters rallied around a family of five who plans to reclaim the home they lost six months ago in foreclosure. "It's pretty clear that the fight is against the banks, and the Occupy movement is about occupying spaces. So occupying a space that should belong to homeowners but belongs to the banks seems like the logical next step for the Occupy movement," said Jeff Ordower, one of the organizers of Occupy Homes. The events reflect the protesters' lingering frustration over the housing crisis that has sent millions of homes into foreclosure after the burst of the housing bubble that helped cripple the country's economy. Nearly a quarter of all U.S. homeowners with mortgages are now underwater, representing nearly 11 million homes, according to CoreLogic, a real estate research firm. Protesters say that banks and financial firms own abandoned foreclosed houses that could be housing people.

         Muslims don’t like Mohamed jokes... yet they are willing to blow up people while they are worshipping Allah, sick! Afghan police officers stand guard at the scene of a suicide attack in Kabul, Afghanistan, Tuesday. Some think that the reason for the attack may have been to shake confidence in Afghanistan’s security at a time when donor countries were meeting in Bonn to support that country’s future development.  

BRAMPTON'S DOWNTOWN LOSES ANOTHER DEAR ONE

Brittany Ricker: another soul gone, died on Dec. 1st 2011! People, what is going on! People of the 'street' are dying at an alarming rate. Is anyone not suspicious of how so many are dying lately. Worst of it is I cannot find one  authority actively investigating all these deaths as a group event, which I believe it deserves. Way back I wrote an article, edited and pasted below from ...

Street Voice (Brampton) @ dunstan-times000.tripod.com

This page stands as a make shift memorial to the countless fallen friends like...

 Brett, Jack, Tom, Norm, Phyllis, Steve, Jeanny, Tyler Gordon Myke, Gord Dickie, Keith Cookson, Debbie, Debbie, Barbara, Charlie (Chuck) McLean, Heather Weston, Clifford Taylor (Tex), Mel, Don Wheeler, Wayne Garbutt, Sarka Kudelouc, Valerie Frazer... and others yet unmentioned, we miss you so much.

 STREET PEOPLE DYING AT AN ALARMING RATE What is happening in downtown Brampton Ontario to the "street people"? Why have so many died lately. Of a core group of some 40 to 50 odd souls, 11 have died since April 2010. I find this an unacceptable number. It is simply mathematically improbable. It seems obligatory to believe that there is no mere coincidence that these were "marginal" people who died. There is a real possibility that there is more than nature at work here. Most outreach people I have asked, refuse to comment, but one source stated that they believe there is a group who's misguided vision is to "clean up the streets" of these worthless people... BDDC meeting on downtown. There was an article in The Brampton Guardian on Friday, Sept. 16 that our team at The Hope Coalition had a bit of an issue with. The article was titled Downtown image is a big problem, and we would like to express our opinion. The Hope Coalition is a grassroots organization working with the homeless community, mainly in downtown Brampton, to empower, support and provide resources to all those in need.
‘Focus’ is what we at The Hope Coalition would like to say to the Brampton Downtown Development Corporation (BDDC) in regards to their plan for the host program as mentioned in the article. The Hope Coalition was in discussion with the BDDC about the host program as a resource for the homeless community in Brampton in which they can participate in small tasks that will be beneficial for businesses, as well as be involved in mutual aid information programs. Unfortunately, we believe this focus was blurred in this article and the idea was taken in a direction that we do not agree with and that no longer seems beneficial to the community in which it was intended. Our intent is to help people, as in human beings, of the community who need it by empowering them and renewing their sense of self-worth, as opposed to trying to ward off “the undesirables” (as was quoted in the article). Not only is this language derogatory but it is disrespectful, demeaning and counterproductive to this vision.
What we want to accomplish is respect for the community, dignity for the people, and awareness of the need for help within the Region of Peel, especially within downtown Brampton. We hope to get the word out for ourselves as well as for our community. The Hope Coalition 

FILE - In this April 1, 1969 file photo, American pop singer Roy Orbison poses with his then 18-year-old wife Barbara to the media in London. Barbara Orbison died Tuesday, Dec. 6, 2011 in Los Angeles. She was 60. (AP Photo/Bob Dear, File) - In this April 1, 1969 file photo, American pop singer Roy Orbison poses with Barbara 

LOS ANGELES, Calif. - Barbara Orbison, widow of rock n' roll pioneer Roy Orbison, died Tuesday on the 23rd anniversary of her husband's death, a family spokeswoman said. She was 60.

Barbara Orbison died from pancreatic cancer at Los Angeles County-USC Medical Center surrounded by her sons, said publicist and family spokeswoman Sarah McMullen. Orbison had been hospitalized since May.

Since the 1980s, Barbara Orbison devoted her time to managing her husband's estate and keeping his legacy alive.

With her son, Roy Kelton Orbison Jr. she co-produced a four-CD box set of her husband's 107 recordings. "Roy Orbison: The Soul of Rock and Roll" was released in 2008 and contains all of his hits and 12 previously unreleased tracks.

The package marked the first all-inclusive body of Roy Orbison's work from his earliest recordings to the Traveling Wilburys' debut album, "Mystery Girl" and his last live performance. Roy Orbison died in 1988 at the age of 52, in the midst of a comeback with The Traveling Wilburys.

Actor Patrick Swayze's widow, Lisa Swayze, said her heart out goes out to the Orbison family. "Patrick and I always had a warm connection with them both. Now we have lost this wonderful lady," Lisa Swayze said. Patrick Swayze died in September 2009 of pancreatic cancer.

In 1998, Barbara Orbison issued "Combo Concert" on her label Orbison Records, a collection of previously unreleased live recordings from Holland and France made in 1965, according to Roy Orbison's official website. That same year, Barbara Orbison accepted the Recording Academy's Lifetime Achievement Award on her husband's behalf, which honoured his contribution to the recording industry.

In January, 2010, Barbara Orbison accepted a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame on her husband's behalf.

Barbara Orbison's Nashville, Tenn.-based music publishing company Still Working Music was recently awarded BMI's 2010 Song of the Year for Taylor Swift's "You Belong With Me".

Roy Orbison paid tribute to his wife on his website. "I've spent my lifetime trying to figure love out. Love ranges from just fascination to something almost spiritual. In the case with my wife, Barbara, it just keeps growing all the time," he wrote.

Barbara Orbison will be buried next to her husband at Westwood Village Memorial Park in Los Angeles, McMullen said. A Celebration of Life will be held at an undetermined future date in Nashville, Tenn.

Barbara Orbison is survived by her sons Wesley Orbison, 46, Roy Kelton Orbison, Jr., 41 and Alexander Orbison, 36.

OCCUPY

A handful of Occupy Toronto protesters have chained themselves inside fortified tents in defiance of police moves to take down their camp in a downtown park

Wherever you are, in the name of humanity I urge our readers to occupy. Occupy in a way that procures regeneration, redemption and rights for all. Defy discord and degradation. Promote positive posturing. Behold, evil this way comes in the guise of fat cats; ordering the teardown and disposal of the very little possessed by protesters. Are our readers aware that simultaneous global shutdowns of individual Occupy camps infers a conspiracy? While it’s true conspiracy is an oft misused word, when independent powers act in the same manner at the same time, that is exactly what the word originally meant. Most assuredly Toronto, L.A. and New York officials are in cahoots as to how to deflate the Occupy movement. That’s okay as we too must act globally to resist. If you study how evil operates you will discover it is always based on a very limited mentality and strikes in an extremely base and even predictable way. Their modus operendi always involves trying to destroy their opponent; like ripping down their tents for example. Why not invite them to a three day conference at some swanky hotel and address their issues. This planet has a lot of issues. Who is answering these tough questions? Even the Super-Committee set up to find a working budget for the USA cannot find an answer for that relatively simple issue. Cut the spending. But they have such convoluted personal agenda they can’t even do the job they are overpaid to do. Look....WE ARE AS MAD AS HELL AND WE AREN'T GOING TO TAKE IT ANYMORE!!! I'm certain our readers get it but for those in power it needs repeating....WE ARE AS MAD AS HELL AND WE AREN'T GOING TO TAKE IT ANYMORE!!!

FEDERAL FRAUDSTER... Minister of Industry Tony Clement.The NDP says it has documents that show Treasury Board Tony Clement made "false and misleading statements" statements to Parliament about his role in the G8 legacy fund. New Democrat MPs Charlie Angus and Alexandre Boulerice held a press conference Wednesday morning in Ottawa to talk about emails they obtained through access to information legislation. They say the documents contradict some of the testimony Clement gave to the House of Commons public accounts committee on Nov. 2. "Unfortunately, Mr. Clement used the committee as an exercise in spin, obfuscation and misrepresentation of the facts," Angus said at the news conference. Angus said Clement told the committee that originally, 33 projects were put forward for consideration for funding and one was withdrawn because the municipality decided not to proceed. "This is simply not true," said Angus. He said he has an email showing that Clement's office advised the municipality of Gravenhurst that the project not be submitted for consideration. He also says the emails show that Clement's office was involved in sending documents to FedNor, the regional economic development agency, despite a statement from Clement at the committee that his officials were not involved. Clement is the minister for FedNor. "The most serious misrepresentation, however, is Clement's claim that he had no involvement in whittling down the projects," Angus said. The NDP MP said Clement told the committee that the municipalities themselves whittled down 242 proposals to 33, and that he had no role in that process.  "This is false," Angus said, stating that the documents indicate Clement's office was involved in rejecting projects. The G8 legacy infrastructure fund, worth $50 million, was set up to fund projects in Clement's Muskoka-Parry Sound riding, where the meeting of world leaders was held in Huntsville, Ont., in June 2010.

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