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Swimming sensation Momo the cat escapes Alberta flood - Calgary - CBC News

Swimming sensation Momo the cat escapes Alberta flood - Calgary - CBC News | Harperconics | Scoop.it
An eight-month-old cat's swimming prowess was put to the test this week during a dramatic escape from a truck sinking in Alberta floodwaters.
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More Canadian troops en route to flood-ravaged southern Alberta - CTV News

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The military sent two helicopters and a Hercules aircraft to pull at least 31 stranded residents from rooftops.
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Bragg Creek Flood 2013 House Breaking

A video of a house shattering against the bridge during the first day of the 2013 flood in Bragg Creek. I offer my sincerest condolences to those who lost th...
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CTV poll: 13% believe Harper didn’t know about $90K bailout for Mike Duffy

CTV poll: 13% believe Harper didn’t know about $90K bailout for Mike Duffy | Harperconics | Scoop.it
Just 13 per cent of Canadians believe Prime Minister Stephen Harper is telling the truth when he says he had no knowledge of Nigel Wright’s $90,000-bailout of Sen. Mike Duffy, according to a new poll.
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The various scandals now attracting the public’s attention are disturbing in their exposure of a prevailing I’m-entitled-to-what-I-can-get-away-with attitude among many in the political class, but the robocall scandal, while reflecting that mindset, also undermines our system of political order.


Read more: http://www.ottawacitizen.com/news/Robocalls+serious+scandal/8432556/story.html#ixzz2UtmnfMJw

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Senate spending scandal: In midst of Mike Duffy storm, Conservatives brace for Hurricane Wallin: Tim Harper | Toronto Star

Senate spending scandal: In midst of Mike Duffy storm, Conservatives brace for Hurricane Wallin: Tim Harper | Toronto Star | Harperconics | Scoop.it
Their colleagues are eagerly taking down Mike Duffy and Pam Wallin before they are completely dragged down with them, writes Star columnist Tim Harper. (RT @IvisonJ: At least there's one Harper in Ottawa people still believe.
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She is being very quiet is isn't she.  However how is it that a number of liberals have travel expenses way up there as well?

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Conservative government found spying on aboriginal advocate: Tim Harper | Toronto Star

Conservative government found spying on aboriginal advocate: Tim Harper | Toronto Star | Harperconics | Scoop.it
Well-known advocate for aboriginal children Cindy Blackstock knew all along her government was spying on her and Tuesday the country’s privacy commissioner agreed.
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I imagine there are a number of us on social media that are being spied on. You only have to look at shelved bill C 31 to know thahet he CPC  want to know every detail of our lives. 1984 lives again. 

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Senate committee votes to send Duffy matter to the RCMP

Senate committee votes to send Duffy matter to the RCMP | Harperconics | Scoop.it
The Mounties will soon have their chance to comb through Sen. Mike Duffy's spending, after a Senate committee decided Tuesday night to refer his claims to the RCMP.
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It must be evident to Harper by now that he cannot hide in this digital world. Surely he intends to let the RCMP do their job without interference

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Jason Kenney sets sights on Silicon Valley tech entrepreneurs

Jason Kenney sets sights on Silicon Valley tech entrepreneurs | Harperconics | Scoop.it
The Canadian government has launched an aggressive campaign to lure Silicon Valley tech workers frustrated by U.S. visa policies northward, just as Congress wrestles with a long-sought overhaul of America's immigration system.
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Wildrose and Ontario PCs to be fined by CRTC over automated polls

Wildrose and Ontario PCs to be fined by CRTC over automated polls | Harperconics | Scoop.it
RT @JacksonUTE: Wait a minute @randyhillier and @timhudak I thought "big labour" was to blame for messing with the elxn? Huh? http://t.co/LcZCxR06Ri
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Conservative scandals multiplying by the day

Conservative scandals multiplying by the day | Harperconics | Scoop.it
In Ottawa the opposition parties are suddenly in a jam, unlike any they’ve encountered in seven-plus years of Harper government.
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Some Calgary flood evacuation orders expected to lift - Calgary - CBC News

Some Calgary flood evacuation orders expected to lift - Calgary - CBC News | Harperconics | Scoop.it
Though much of Calgary remains underwater, including parts of an eerily quiet downtown, some of the 75,000 flood evacuees are being allowed to go back home.
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Why Alberta's floods hit so hard and fast - CBC.ca

Why Alberta's floods hit so hard and fast - CBC.ca | Harperconics | Scoop.it
Why Alberta's floods hit so hard and fast CBC.ca Southern Alberta is no stranger to flooding, but this week's devastation from Canmore to Calgary and beyond was the result of a unique confluence of unexpected weather and a still partially frozen...
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Are Fracking Wastewater Wells Poisoning the Ground beneath Our Feet? | Scientific American

Are Fracking Wastewater Wells Poisoning the Ground beneath Our Feet? | Scientific American | Harperconics | Scoop.it

Over the past several decades, U.S. industries have injected more than 30 trillion gallons of toxic liquid deep into the earth, using broad expanses of the nation's geology as an invisible dumping ground.

 

No company would be allowed to pour such dangerous chemicals into the rivers or onto the soil. But until recently, scientists and environmental officials have assumed that deep layers of rock beneath the earth would safely entomb the waste for millennia.

 

There are growing signs they were mistaken.

 

Records from disparate corners of the United States show that wells drilled to bury this waste deep beneath the ground have repeatedly leaked, sending dangerous chemicals and waste gurgling to the surface or, on occasion, seeping into shallow aquifers that store a significant portion of the nation's drinking water.

 

In 2010, contaminants from such a well bubbled up in a west Los Angeles dog park. Within the past three years, similar fountains of oil and gas drilling waste have appeared in Oklahoma and Louisiana. In South Florida, 20 of the nation's most stringently regulated disposal wells failed in the early 1990s, releasing partly treated sewage into aquifers that may one day be needed to supply Miami's drinking water.

 

There are more than 680,000 underground waste and injection wells nationwide, more than 150,000 of which shoot industrial fluids thousands of feet below the surface. Scientists and federal regulators acknowledge they do not know how many of the sites are leaking.

 

Federal officials and many geologists insist that the risks posed by all this dumping are minimal. Accidents are uncommon, they say, and groundwater reserves — from which most Americans get their drinking water — remain safe and far exceed any plausible threat posed by injecting toxic chemicals into the ground.

 

But in interviews, several key experts acknowledged that the idea that injection is safe rests on science that has not kept pace with reality, and on oversight that doesn't always work.

 

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Via Chuck Sherwood, Senior Associate, TeleDimensions, Inc
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Robocalls case won't be appealed to Supreme Court - Politics - CBC News

Robocalls case won't be appealed to Supreme Court - Politics - CBC News | Harperconics | Scoop.it
The voters who last week lost their challenge of 2011 federal election results in six ridings because of misleading robocalls said today they will not appeal to the Supreme Court of Canada.
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I agree with them. What would be the point? Canada has the best courts money can buy.

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Is Duffy a bomb set to explode in Harper’s face?

Is Duffy a bomb set to explode in Harper’s face? | Harperconics | Scoop.it
With all of Stephen Harper's potential nemeses, who would have thought that the most dangerous would turn out to be Mike the Spud From the Deep Red Mud of Kanata?
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So this went to the RCMP. What of it? Don't forget Harper has made the RCMP clear all communications through his office first so you will never hear of it if they find anything.

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Justin Trudeau, Mike Duffy and Nigel Wright - 052113

Liberal Leader Justin Trudeau comments on the Mike Duffy/ Conservative scandal " But the problem remains a member -- the second highest -- or the highest non...
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It seems there is no end to #Dufficate

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Declared 'fit to work' by benefits advisers but dead nine days later: Double lung and heart transplant patient dies a week after payouts were stopped

Declared 'fit to work' by benefits advisers but dead nine days later: Double lung and heart transplant patient dies a week after payouts were stopped | Harperconics | Scoop.it
Linda Wootton, 49, from Rayleigh, Essex, was on 10 different prescription medications a day following complications with a major operation 28 years ago.
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Next to these guys in the US healthcare system sounds positively compassionate.

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'Canadian government illegitimate'

'Canadian government illegitimate' | Harperconics | Scoop.it
Iran says revelation of massive electoral fraud shows Canadian government lacks legitimacy. (PressTV - Robocalls scandal shows Harper govt.
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Canada drops out of top 10 most developed countries list - Canada - CBC News

Canada drops out of top 10 most developed countries list - Canada - CBC News | Harperconics | Scoop.it
Canada has slipped out of the top 10 countries listed in the annual United Nation's human development index — a far cry from the 1990s when it held the first place for most of the decade.
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Insiders say Canada 'scammed' by foreign worker industry - British Columbia - CBC News

Insiders say Canada 'scammed' by foreign worker industry - British Columbia - CBC News | Harperconics | Scoop.it
Several information technology industry insiders have come forward to expose some of the inner workings of multinational outsourcing companies from India, which they claim exploit Canada's temporary work visa system and bring no real benefit.
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This was an intended result that Harper created for his buddies, the corporations.

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