Orlando Carvalho, executive vice-president of the U.S. defence giant, says Lockheed will honour $500 million worth of business already awarded to Canadian partners but that other work would be in jeopardy without a Canadian jet order.

Carvalho said Lockheed estimates that Canadian industry could potentially receive $11 billion of contracts over 25 to 40 years as its builds 3,000 planes for air forces around the world.

Read more: http://www.ctvnews.ca/politics/10-5b-of-canadian-work-on-f-35-fighter-jets-at-risk-without-order-lockheed-martin-1.1453621#ixzz2eo9luATX
Well kids, in spite of our best intentions, we here at the Perspective Research Department, and the Naked News staff, sometimes get it wrong.
The only defense we can give is that the people who made these allegations were lying, and have been given the boot!

A union says three workers have been suspended at a long-term care home in Alberta where allegations were made that mice bit a disabled patient’s face.
Glen Scott, vice-president of the Alberta Union of Provincial Employees, says the three employees at the St. Therese Villa in Lethbridge were sent home this week.
Scott says the employer, Covenant Health, has told the union the suspensions stem from the allegations about the mice incident.
Rayne Kuntz, a spokeswoman for Covenant Health, wouldn’t confirm the suspensions because she says it is a human resources issue.
Friends of Medicare said that on Sept. 1, staff saw mice on the face of a woman who has dementia and whose disabilities would have prevented her from removing the rodents.
Covenant Health has said that while a mouse was seen in the patient’s room, there is no medical evidence that the woman was bitten by rodents.
Read more: http://www.ctvnews.ca/canada/union-says-3-workers-suspended-after-allegations-mice-bit-patient-s-face-1.1453874#ixzz2eo55ikqc
An American balloonist has abandoned his attempt to cross the Atlantic Ocean in a boat suspended by almost 400 balloons after experiencing technical problems over Newfoundland.
676f3e6fcbb941a280b5e776f9958bfb-406c05f9fe264b3cad3de42_high Police say Jonathan Trappe touched down Thursday at about 8 p.m. just south of York Harbour in western Newfoundland.
The adventurer set out Thursday from Caribou, Maine, hoping to be the first person to make the crossing in the device that looks similar to one featured in the children’s movie “Up.”
An online post on his site confirms that Trappe had to abandon the attempt just 12 hours after he lifted off.
(Reports submitted to the Perspective Research Department suggest the technical problems centered around the fact that Mr. Tappe is NUTS! -Ed.)
Why The NSA Must Be Reined In — For Democracy’s Sake!

untitledIn the wake of the continuing leaks about the NSA’s activities, most commentators are understandably still trying to get to grips with the enormity of what has been happening. But John Naughton, professor of the public understanding of technology at the UK’s Open University, tackles a very different question on his blog: what is likely to happen in the future, if things carry on as they are?
Naughton notes that the NSA’s mission statement includes the following phrase: “to gain a decision advantage for the Nation and our allies under all circumstances.” “Under all circumstances” means that as the Internet grows — and as we know, it is currently growing rapidly — so the NSA will naturally ask for resources to allow it to do tomorrow what it is doing today: monitoring more or less everything that happens online. Naughton then asks where that might lead if the political climate in the US remains sufficiently favorable to the NSA that it does, indeed, get those resources:
The obvious conclusion therefore, is that unless some constraints on its growth materialise, the NSA will continue to expand. It currently has 35,000 employees. How many will it have in ten years’ time? Who can say: 50,000, maybe? Maybe even more? So we’re confronted with the likelihood of the growth of a bureaucratic monster.
How will such a body be subjected to democratic oversight and control? Let me rephrase that: can such a monster be subjected to democratic control?
Although optimists might answer ‘yes’, Naughton points to the FBI as an example of what has already happened in this area:
those with long memories recall the fear and loathing that J. Edgar Hoover, the founder — and long-term (48 years) Director — of the FBI aroused in important segments of the American polity. The relatively restrained Wikipedia entry for him claims that even US presidents feared him and quotes Harry Truman as saying that “Hoover transformed the FBI into his private secret police force”. “We want no Gestapo or secret police”, Truman is reported as saying. “FBI is tending in that direction. They are dabbling in sex-life scandals and plain blackmail. J. Edgar Hoover would give his right eye to take over, and all congressmen and senators are afraid of him.”
He then goes on to draw the obvious parallel with a possible tomorrow:
Now spool forward a decade or so and imagine a Director of the NSA, a charismatic ‘securocrat’ imbued with a mission to protect the United States from terrorists and whatever other threats happen to be current at the time. He (or she) has 50,000+ operatives who have access to every email, clickstream log, text message, phone call and social-networking post that every legislator has ever made. S/he is a keystroke away from summoning up cellphone location logs showing every trip a lawmaker has made, from teenager-hood onwards, every credit- and debit-card payment. Everything.
And then tell me that lawmakers will not be as scared of that person as their predecessors were of Hoover.
Think that could never happen? Are we sure…?

Recently released footage has revealed that an unexpected traveler hitched a ride during the launch of NASA’s LADEE (Lunar Atmosphere and Dust Environment Explorer) rocket last Friday.
frog_astronautA dramatic photo published to the space agency’s Instagram feed on Thursday depicts LADEE hurtling into the sky atop a column of flame – and beside it a lone frog, caught mid-leap, thrown high into the air by the force of the rocket’s blast.
NASA says it does everything possible to protect the wildlife in the area, and that an event similar to the LADEE frog-launch has never before been recorded.
(Most of the surrounding land is salt marsh and woodlands, and is home to a variety of species, particularly such birds as snow geese, snowy egrets, black-crowned night herons, osprey, and great horned owls. And, apparently, frogs……………! This one was perched on the side of the rocket when it took off!)
Officials would not comment on the condition of the frog, but were seen shortly after dinning on roasted frogs legs!

MEANWHILE, further out in space, with Voyager 1 having made the momentous ‘leap’ from interplanetary to interstellar spacecraft, it has already given us our first taste of what’s beyond our solar system by sending back a recording of the ‘sounds’ of interstellar space.

AND AS IF THAT WASN’T ENOUGH………………………….. other mysterious flying objects have been seen here in London!