Monday, April 17, 2006

Seven weeks after citizens of the Six Nations of the Grand River reserve repossessed land near Caledonia, Ontario, on February 28, the Ontario Provincial Police, who have authority from a court to arrest the protesters for contempt of court, have yet to act.

On April 11, more than 50 police cruisers, two paddy wagons, and several vans gathered outside an abandoned school on Unity Road in Caledonia. However, reports from last night are that visible police presence is minimal, with just a few police cruisers parked down the road from the protest site.

Before the site was blocked, Henco Industries had begun construction on 10 luxury homes out of a total of 71 scheduled to be built as part of the $6 million Douglas Creek Estates subdivision.

The tract of land under dispute was registered as a land claim by the Six Nations Band Council in 1987 but its status has yet to be settled. The land originally made up part of a large land grant given in 1784 to the Six Nations for services rendered during the American War of Independence. The government and the developer claim that the Six Nations surrendered title in 1841, but the Band disputes this.

The protesters are demanding a nation-to-nation dialogue with the Canadian government and continue to call for a peaceful resolution. Some protesters, however, have stated that if the OPP forcefully try to remove them, they will defend their land with force.

“If they break the peace, we’ll do what we have to do,” said protester Dick Hill. “Things are very tense. We are trying to defend our lands, which were taken from us. Every time we try to stand up for who we are and what we are, they come and drag us away.”

An injunction was issued to the development company a month ago that allowed for the protesters to be removed. Police have not enforced the injunction.

However, David Ramsay, Ontario’s Aboriginal Affairs Minister, said that the province was going to have a meeting with both protesters and developers in an attempt to address their concerns.

“This is a very serious situation. I have to be very hopeful that we’re going to see a peaceful end to this situation. We think we can resolve this by negotiating, and by talking so that’s what we’re doing,” added Ramsay.

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Thursday, September 8, 2005

The US Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) website (for requesting disaster aid) is only functional for applicants using the latest version of the Internet Explorer web browser on the Microsoft Windows operating system. Users with other web browsers, such as Netscape, Opera, Safari, Firefox, or operating systems other than Windows, are effectively screened out of the site, which gives them a message that they need to download Internet Explorer version 6 or call FEMA at 1-800-621-3362 to register.

Relief workers are setting up many computer kiosks for evacuees to use. These kiosks are built from donated computers, many of which are unable to run Windows and/or Internet Explorer. Most of these kiosks use LiveCD versions of Linux, leaving evacuees unable to fill out aid forms.

A spokesperson for FEMA told MSNBC they were aware of the problem, and were trying to resolve the issue. They were, however, unable to provide an estimate of when the problem would be solved. Mike Quealy, a FEMA spokesperson, said the issue occurred because this tool was originally designed for in-house use by people working at the call center.

Telling the Opera web browser to spoof its user agent, by identifying itself as Internet Explorer, appears to trick the FEMA website into allowing the user to fill out the form. Firefox users can install the Prefbar extension (http://prefbar.mozdev.org/), and use the “User Agent Spoof” dropdown to achieve the same effect. Safari users can use the Debug drop-down menu (http://developer.apple.com/internet/safari/faq.html#anchor14), and use the “User Agent” option to achieve the same effect. Other options are to run Windows and Internet Explorer in an emulator such as VirtualPC on the Mac or VMware on Linux. This option is slow and requires the user to already own or purchase a license for Windows and the emulator software. Purchasing the software can cost several hundred dollars. Implementing a software compatibility layer, like the GPL wine project, allows the user to run certain Windows software on Linux, but still requires valid licenses for Windows.

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Sunday, February 10, 2008

The Internet group Project Chanology today held protests critical of the Church of Scientology. The protests marked what would have been the 49th birthday of Lisa McPherson, who is claimed to be a victim of the Church of Scientology’s practices. Lisa died in 1995 during a running of what Scientologists refer to as an Introspection Rundown, a procedure intended to help Church members deal with a psychotic or deeply traumatic event.

Protests were planned throughout the day in 14 countries and over 50 different cities. The estimation of total protesters world wide for Feb. 10, 2008 is 9,250 people.

Wikinews had correspondents at a number of protest locations to report on the events. This article was updated throughout the day with reports from around the globe.

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By Russell Neal

Phantom Linear Lighting Strips can be used to build entire cabinet lighting systems for displays, book shelves, break fronts, antique cases, armoires, and custom kitchen cabinets. Their low profile design allows them to be concealed along the interior of interior vertical or horizontal cabinet surfaces. Our patented shelf support and buss bar technology eliminate the need for external, visible wiring, making our cabinet lighting fixtures much easier to conceal, and allowing the collector to move the shelves at will when cleaning and redecorating.

Phantom cabinet lighting systems are the only decorative luminaires that can be customized exactly to the furniture they illuminate with minimum cutting or drilling. These linear light strips can be fitted with any number of LED, xenon, and incandescent festoon lamping options to create the color temperature most appropriate to the quality and texture of the furnishing itself and any contents on display within its interior. These wireless undercabinet lighting strips are fully dimmable, giving the end-user full control over lighting levels and power consumption at all times.

Display Cabinet Lighting Systems

Phantom linear strips can be mounted in any number of unique positions within display cases, armoires, breakfronts, corner cabinets, and free standing book cases. Because each linear lighting strip is custom manufactured to the precise dimensions of an interior horizontal or vertical cabinet surface, it is possible to completely conceal our cabinet lighting systems in most antique and reproduction display cases. For breakfronts and display cases that measure 30 or more in height, vertical strip lights are normally mounted on the interior surface of the vertical styles. For display cases with a large horizontal space that significantly exceeds vertical space, we often install horizontal cabinet strip lights along the interior header–shining indirect, ambient light into the entirety of the cabinets interior cubic space. Furniture with shelving, such as bookshelves and antiques, can be lit by concealing lights under the surface of each shelf near the front. The light shines backward and downward, illuminating space, contents, and shelving below.

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Not every cabinet was made with a lighting system in mind, however. Many furniture pieces were designed to be enjoyed only in the daytime and gave little or no consideration to the need for any type of interior lighting after sunset. This accounts for why many very old breakfronts and antique china cabinets lack any sort of header or vertical styles. To conceal our custom furniture lights in these furnishings, we work around this challenge by custom building each lighting strip to fit the vertical interior surface of the cabinet door. Even though a visitor may open the glass door and expose the shelf light strips, the compact, wireless design of these low voltage cabinet lights nonetheless maintains a sufficiently aesthetic presentation as to compliment the overall attractiveness of the piece.

Kitchen Cabinet Lighting Systems

Phantom builds both undercabinet lighting and in cabinet lighting systems for modern kitchens whose function and aesthetic rely heavily on custom cabinetry. Almost every cabinet will be unique to its own respective kitchen, which is why it is so important to use a cabinet lighting system that is equally customized to the furnishings and environment it is intended to illuminate. With Phantom, homeowners experience a number of benefits that cannot be obtained from incandescent strip lights or large fluorescent undercabinet lighting systems,

A good example of this is Phantoms unique color selections and glare shielding technology. Phantom strips mount near the front of the cabinet and feature special optics and shields that direct the light toward the wall in the back. Most linear lights mount toward the rear and shine light forward, which then reflects upward from countertops and appliances and into peoples eyes. If guests are seated at nearby tables below normal eye level, the light from incandescent and fluorescent fixtures may actually shine directly into their eyescreating even more of an annoyance.

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Tuesday, January 31, 2006

Steve Kubby who was facing extradition from Canada, returned to California, was arrested, and is now in custody in Placer County, California Jail, pending a hearing today. He is a medical cannabis patient who relies on the drug to regulate the symptoms of malignant phenochromocytoma, a cancer of the adrenal gland which can cause the level of adrenaline in his system to fluctuate out of control. If left unregulated, this can result in sudden, fatal heart attack, stroke, pneumonia, and a variety of other conditions.

Kubby was arrested on arrival at San Francisco International Airport Thursday night on behalf of the Placer County Sheriff’s Department, having exhausted his extradition appeals in Canada. He was taken to San Mateo County Jail, pending transport to Placer County Jail. While at San Mateo County Jail, he was reportedly denied access to medication and sufficient bedding. On arrival at Placer County Jail, his blood pressure was dangerously high, and so was given Marinol, a THC synthetic.

Communication with Kubby is highly restricted. According to his wife, Michele, Kubby has been placed in solitary confinement, denied access several times to sufficient bedding to keep him warm, and denied access to the cannabis which, according to several experts on his universally fatal condition, has been solely responsible for keeping him alive for decades. The Marinol he is being given partially mitigates his symptoms, but does not completely control them. He now grows dangerously ill.

In particular, he relates how he was ordered by prison medical staff to take beta-blockers for his blood-pressure. Due to the episodic nature of the adrenaline spikes causing the high blood-pressure, according to all of his doctors, the beta-blockers would likely kill him once the spikes dropped. In an interview by phone with journalist Pat McCartney over the weekend, Kubby reported that, for refusing the beta-blockers, he was coerced into signing a waiver absolving the prison of liability, and has since been refused all care, including even Tylenol for pain management.

Activists concerned with medical marijuana, human rights and prison reform will hold a rally at noon today in front of the Placer County Superior Courthouse, where Steve Kubby is scheduled to be arraigned on violation of probation charges.

Kubby was a co-author of California’s Compassionate Use Act of 1996, also known as Proposition 215. He fled to Canada in 2001 to escape the possibility of incarceration for an extended period without access to cannabis, a possibility which, in both his and expert medical opinion, would certainly prove fatal.

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Saturday, December 2, 2006

As families fled their homes in the early morning hours on Thursday October 26, there was no warning. The Esperanza Fire southeast of Los Angeles and West of Palm Springs, California, had ballooned under the influence of Santa Ana winds to more than 19,000 acres as of the morning of October 27. No time to get the animals, no time for crates or even a leash. Sadly, owners left behind not only their horses, lamas, donkeys, chickens, rabbits, but also their dogs and cats.

Many of the families who did manage to evacuate their pets found themselves in the parking lot at the Fellowship in the Pass Church Red Cross Shelter where a MuttShack Animal Rescue team caught up with them.

Pam Anderson, Director of the emergency Red Cross shelter said that many people with animals had come and left.

The air was thick with smoke, and ash was raining down on the parking lot where dog owners, not able to take their dogs into the shelter were camping out in pup tents andin their cars.

Those who could afford it checked themselves into pet friendly hotels in nearby towns.

Some were prepared. Jane Garner, a small dog breeder was able to get all her animals out, and had set up her puppy runs alongside her RV in the parking lot. Others were not doing too well, having left home without as much as a leash.

The same scenario played out at the Red Cross shelter at Hemet High School. Animals were being boarded in vans, trailers and cars and small travel crates.

When MuttShack Animal Rescue arrived, a small fracas had sent several dogs off in different directions, running out of the school parking lot down busy streets necessitating an instant rescue response.

The Incident Command for the Esperanza Animals, Ramona Humane Society in San Jacinto welcomed MuttShack‘s offer to help at the shelters.

Ramona Humane Society had recently published a notice in their Newsletter about the newly passed “PETS Act”and warned owners not wait until a major disaster such as an earthquake or fireto prepare. “Be proactive to ensure that your pet will be taken care of.”

MuttShack and PetSmart Charities set up ad hoc facilities for the animals at both shelters.

The Red Cross shelter, run by Madison Burtchaell of the Orange County Red Cross was very accommodating about allowing a small emergency pet shelter adjacent to the School.

Barbara A. Fought of PetSmart Charities, an organization that works with animal welfare organizations and provide assistance in disasters, provided crates and emergency supplies.

MuttShack and Red Cross volunteers, Martin St. John, Tom Hamilton, and Steve Meissner helped assemble the crates to secure a safe environment for evacuated pets.

It was a great relief for evacuees who had camped out in the parking lot to finally leave their vehicles and relax at the shelter, setting up their cots to grab some sorely needed rest.

Firefighters and residents reported loss of wildlife and animals. The Esperanza fire burned 34 homes, consumed 40,000 acres and cost five Firefighters their lives before it was contained four days later on October 30. Firefighting operations cost nearly $10 million.

MuttShack Animal Rescue is a 501(c) 3 non-profit organization active in disasters and dedicated to the rescue, rehabilitation and care of lost or discarded dogs, cats and other animals.

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Tuesday, May 9, 2006The Australian Budget (Appropriation Bill No. 1) for 2006-2007 was released by the Australian Liberal PartyAustralian National Party coalition government treasurer, Peter Costello (Higgins, Liberal).

Costello noted the resilience of the economy against natural disasters and terrorism, and through “disciplined and prudent management” the Government was able to “repay Labor’s debt” of quoted 96 billion dollars of net debt and the Government was now “debt-free”.

Costello noted that the Government budget was in “surplus for the ninth time” with a forecast surplus of 10.8 billion.

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byAlma Abell

When you’re in the market for a used car, there are several places to buy one. You can buy a car from a used Honda dealer in Michigan, get a used car from a used car dealer or you can choose to buy one from a private seller. No matter where you buy the car, you need to do your research and look it over carefully to keep from buying a lemon.

Why Buy a Used Car from a Dealership

Many people choose to begin their search for a used car at a new car dealership. The used cars that are found at dealerships are usually from trade-ins people make when they buy a new car. The dealership will examine the cars and make necessary repairs and offer a limited warranty when they put the car on their lot. Later model cars may be used for a dealership’s certified used car program as well.

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Dealership Advantages

One of the advantages of buying a car from a used Honda dealer is that the dealership has to adhere to operating and selling procedures outlined by the car manufacturer and by law. This means that you will be less likely to buy a lemon from a dealership than you would buying a used car from a private seller.

Choice of Used Car Types

In addition, if you do buy a certified used car, you are getting a later model car that has been brought up to standards set by the manufacturer. These cars usually are low mileage and they may still be under the car’s original warranty. If you want a good used car, then buying a certified used car from a used Honda dealer is your best bet.

Financing Options

If you cannot pay a few thousand dollars for a car, you can always finance a used car at a dealership. You don’t have that option with a private seller unless you get a loan through a lending institution. Some used cars are eligible for leasing as well, so you have more than one option for financing a car.

Used Car Warranty

If you do have a mechanical problem with the car you buy, you can take it to the used Honda dealer where you bought it to have them repair it. If the car is still under warranty, you will not have to pay for the repairs. If the warranty has already expired, you may get a discount on the repairs if the purchase was made recently.

Buying a used car need not be a nightmare if you do your research and carefully examine the cars you are considering. You can find a good car that will last several years if you are careful.

The used cars that are found at dealerships are usually from trade-ins people make when they buy a new car.

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Wednesday, June 16, 2010

Billionaire Warren Buffett, Chief Executive of Berkshire Hathaway, auctioned lunch with himself on eBay for US$2.63 million.

Bidding, which started on eBay a few weeks ago, attracted nine bidders, offering huge sums for the opportunity to have a steak lunch with the man said to be a “legendary investor”.

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The winning bidder, an anonymous individual, will be parting with $2.63 million for a meal with the world-famed investor and has the opportunity to bring along seven friends for the meal.

This, the latest of Buffett’s charity auctions, is providing funds to the Glide Foundation, a charity that provides food, health care, housing and job training for San Francisco’s homeless.

Over the last ten years, Buffett has netted $5.9 million in donations through such auctions.

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