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Thursday, April 3, 2003------------------------Ensign Front Page---------------------------Volume 5, N. 306

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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.

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* One More Time-Stu Innes and R.W. Shire
* Changes to Young Offenders Act
* End the war now - Dennis Kucinich
* Camouflage: Bush, Bin Laden, Carlyle
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* This War - Rebecca Gingrich
* Organ donorship
* Remove Air Canada's debt burden

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Tim's Tip of the Day

The LATimes fired a photo journalist for doctoring a picture from the Iraqi war. If the same standard were to apply to the reports from embedded journalists the pages of the newspapers would be blank. I was going to say that they would only have advertising then I realised that this is what they are now.

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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.

The Greenwater Report
Monday, March 31, 2003
by: Gerald Crawford
A reunion for the folks in the Nobleville communitym a trip to Saskatoon and Gerald makes his pitch in supporting the invasion of Iraq by the United States.

It all depends on how you look at it!
Monday, March 31, 2003
by: Timothy W. Shire
Time to think about a need for us all to lighten up a little. We can moan and groan or we can enjoy the moment, its all how you look at it.

Fun in small towns
Monday, March 31, 2003
by: Kevin McIntyre
After visiting Tisdale last week Kevin tells us about his visit to Melfort and this week we also will be hearing about a visit to Nipawin. But today Kevin tells us about parallel parking.

The bullish mentality of President Bush&Co.:The neo-uber-alles Project for the New American Century
Monday, March 31, 2003
by: Mario deSantis
The difficult the people of this planet are faced with is the complex problem of what is motivating the United States of American to pursue a policy of world domination. Here is a possible explanation and it isn't pretty. This is not an unsubstantiated accusation, check the references in this story.

Minister Collenette visits Stupid Investments R Us
Monday, March 31, 2003
by: Walter Robinson
The federal government through policy and misadventure created the problem and now the airline it gave away has gone broke and something has to be done. Walter Robinson warns the government not sink Canadian tax dollars into a blunder that together the government and airline created.

Say Goodnight Sleeping Beauty
Sunday, March 30, 2003
by: Timothy W. Shire
The Royal Winnipeg Ballet presented Sleeping Beauty for the last time Saturday night in Saskatoon. Evelyn Hart gave a performance that left the audience stunted and amazed as her precision and grace seemed totally effortlessly as she moved from movement to freeze frame.

A stiff spring
Saturday, March 29, 2003
by: Timothy W. Shire
A week long chill lets the thawing continue each day and stiffens up each night but the progress is being made as the crows return to the summer haunts and the geese stand around on the ice, pretty disgusted but patient.

Neo-con President Bush Jr.: lack of thinking and godly craziness for taking human lives
Saturday, March 29, 2003
by: Mario deSantis
High tech video game war has stumbled to a slowing grin after two weeks as United States forces bomb the Iraqi capital and wait to attack. But the world is almost unanomous in condemning the American aggressor as it is abundantly clear that he people in the country fear the American liberators more than their dictator. This story is accompanied by a comprehensive set of references archived on this site to explain the position taken in the story.

Royal Winnipeg brings the Beauty to Saskatchewan
Friday, March 28, 2003
by: Timothy W. Shire
Reports last night from Regina describe a sell out crowd at the Centre of the Arts as the audience was treated to Sleeping Beauty.

Visit To Tisdale
Friday, March 28, 2003
by: Kevin McIntyre
Kevin McIntyre came over from Carrot River this week to do some shopping and found that he was unable to leave his van as the downtown sidewalks are simply unaccessible to his wheel chair.

The Missing Link
Friday, March 28, 2003
by: Timothy W. Shire
Several home business merchants got together to put on a trade show in a store fron in Tisdale for Friday only. We checked them out and have links to these folks.

Trade and moralty
Friday, March 28, 2003
by: Edwin Wallace
With demonstrations planned across the country to show support for America Edwin wonders about the way Canadian business is willing to sacrifice their principles for economic benefitis from the United States.


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