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Monday, April 7, 2003------------------------Ensign Front Page---------------------------Volume 5, N. 310

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Incongruity, this is our world yet there is so much more!
Monday, April 7, 2003
by: Timothy W. Shire
This short essay deals with the difficulty of patching together our lives in this here and now with the stuff out there and then some. But in addition this story has a QuickTime Panorama virtual reality image of downtown Tisdale at noon today.

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Today In Ensign

* Inconguity here and "out there"
* Greenwater report - Gerald Crawford
* The abandonedCanadian - R. Gingrich
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* Bush and media, three step program

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Tim's Tip of the Day

If you get an answering machine or voice mail system, use it, leave a message and make that message clear. I spent more than half an hour and a dozen calls today trying to track down, unsuccessfully someone who left a message "my number is 873 57(mumble mumble)."

Ensign Notes

Gradual shift to a smaller format now progressing as we aim for a narrower page and smaller pictures.

The Greenwater report
Monday, April 7, 2003
by: Gerald Crawford
With some fresh snow Gerald took in the Rambler Rodeo and Trade Show and brings us some outstanding pictures of the stock dog trials and heavy horse pull. But as with every report we get a fishing story or two and some reminicing about going to one room rural schools.

The absondoned Canadian
Monday, April 7, 2003
by: Rebecca Gingrich
Two cabinet ministers have gone to bat for convicted terrorist, husband of a lady in Surrey BC but it seems no one in the government will make any effort on the part of a Canadian who was at the scene of a bombing and Saudi police tortured a confession from the man now facing death.

Rambler Rodeo and Trade Show 2003
Sunday, April 6, 2003
by: Timothy W. Shire
Take a look around some of the highlights of this year's trade show in a set of pictures that tell the whole story. . . well not exactly the highlight of the show was absolutely without question the Bison smokies for $2.00.

Lion Ls Rummage and Bake Sale
Saturday, April 5, 2003
by: Timothy W. Shire
To get the garage sale season underway the Lion Ls club of Tisdale had their sale today and guess who got lucky?

King's Legacy: Americans Must Choose Between War and Social Progress
Saturday, April 5, 2003
by: Mark Weisbrot
This past week the Board of Education in Santa Cruz California, a suburb of San Francisco gave pink slips to "all" of its teachers. Their budget is impossible. The Free Trade and NAFTA deal is certain to draw Canada and its standardd of living down to the levels seen in the United States and that country is now entrying into yet another recession. Mark Weisbrot expalins the cost of a never ending war plan and how it will impact on his country and indeed Canadians it will hit us as hard or harder.

This War
Friday, April 4, 2003
by: Rebecca Gingrich
After reading the "fairness" essay that appeared here last week Rebecca Gingrinch sent us her views on this conflict and included a link that that rocked me and I am certain will certainly catch your immediate attention. This story has a picture that requires QuickTime for viewing and allows you to see the world in relation to how the United States and its ideological imparative to establish their form of commerce world wide is viewed.

Sign the donor card
Friday, April 4, 2003
by: Don Hardy
It is surprising that Saskatchewan known as one of the places on earth were people readily pitch in and help one another in time of need, that Saskatchewan people are among the lowest level of people in the country who are willing to donate their organs. Right on the back of your driver's license is a place to sign in the case of your untimely death when you could give the gift of life to another. Don Hardy tells us his story of need.

Remove Burden
Friday, April 4, 2003
by: Mike Reilly
Canada's nation airline has declared bankruptcy after absorbing Canadian and trying rub out all other competitors. But Mike Reilly figures the company is struggling against the large numbers of fees and taxes that on some airline tickets amount to 75% of the ticket.

Nutty Bush&Co.'s world in a nutshell: Synthesis of War & Free Market and Advertising & God
Friday, April 4, 2003
by: Mario deSantis
Mario has been busy digging into the connections that suggest that the war in Iraq stands to be profittable for some and an economic necessity for others. The links with this story present a powerful argument and need to be considered.

One More Time
Thursday, April 3, 2003
by: Stu Innes and R. W. Shire
Almost a foot of snow with 25Knot winds shut down the southern half of the province today. A similar storm occurred a year ago yesterday and in both cases the only real storm of the winter for the area South of the Yellowhead.

Young Offenders Act Replaced
Thursday, April 3, 2003
by: Joseph Wamback
Joseph Wamback's fifteen year old son was beaten and injured very badly bay a gang of youths and this lead him to become deeply involved in overhauling the Young Offenders Act. In his report today he explains the changes that have been created. With this story are a number of sources to help you look into the difficult problem that relates to this legislation.

Stop this war now
Thursday, April 3, 2003
by: Dennis Kucinich
A declared candidate in the next presidential election Democratic Congressman Dennis Kucinich gave this speech on the floor of the United States Congress as we discovered that opposition to the war in Iraq is not confined to people who do not live in countries outside of United States or Alberta.

Bush's illegitimate war against Iraq: a distraction to camouflage the connections Bush & Bin Laden & Carlyle
Thursday, April 3, 2003
by: Mario deSantis
It seems that the picture of what is happening is coming together as there is a convergence as stories unfold revealing solid financial ties between the military complex, the so-call free market system and the unseemly behaviour of the leadership of the United States of America.

If you can climb stairs you're okay
Wednesday, April 2, 2003
by: Timothy W. Shire
Uneven sidewalks, nearly every storefront downtown Tisdale is a step or two up as we take stock of accessiblity in this community's two blocks of retail business and service.

Righteous Walter Robinson re-proposes again "less taxes": Dreaming of private White Knights embedded with Air Canada
Wednesday, April 2, 2003
by: Mario deSantis
No matter what the topic the Canadian Taxpayers Federation sings its only song, over and over. "Less Taxes."

The Bible and God-for-my-cause nonsense
Wednesday, April 2, 2003
by: Edwin Wallace
Edwin Wallace gives us a reasoned and considered view of the unusual stance taken by those who suggest that there is some religious appropriateness to the death and destruction being inflicted on Iraq by the United States and Britain.

Heavy Metal
Tuesday, April 1, 2003
by: Timothy W. Shire
The monsters of the 70s look like a huge April fool's joke now compared with the vehicles we seen in the parking lot with this one but alas at one time this was the SUV of its day.

The slippery slope of the neo-uber-alles Bush&Co.: Recursive and pre-emptive wars by choice
Tuesday, April 1, 2003
by: Mario deSantis
History, the actual events of the past are not to be ignored if you want to make sense of the present situation that the world is not finding itself. Mario deSantis' research is included in this story and demonstrates that what you are being told by American government sources is less than truthful and this war is not just.

It's a matter of debate
Tuesday, April 1, 2003
by: Ron Thornton
Time for a different point of view as Ron Thornton takes on the issues raised last Wednesday in the article "It's a matter of fairness" and makes the case for the US invasion of Iraq.

Will Iraq Become Bush's Vietnam?
Tuesday, April 1, 2003
by: Mark Weisbrot
The war in Irag is winnable of the United States is willing to kill enough people as in Vietnam the civilian and resistence losses even if very high will produce victory.


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Pretty sloppy in Tisdale by noon today as the snow from Saturday and Sunday begins to melt,
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