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Sunday, August 24, 2003 Ensign Front Page Volume 7, N. 57

1800 Sunday - Scattered cumulus 1/8th bases 7,000, altocumulus 1/8th 10,000, cirrus 2/8th 25,000,
visibility 15, 24º, wind 14 knots at 220º, altimeter 29.93, 1/10th last night

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Oshkosh - First Look
Sunday, August 24, 2003
by: Timothy W. Shire & Andrew Shire
We arrived in Oshkosh the first day of the enormous Experimental Aircraft Association convention, AirVenture 2003 on July 29th. This story deals with the impressions and sights of that day. My goal was to see the legendary Chuck Yeager and as you can see I got what I was after. This page contains a QuickTime Virtual reality image (444K) and to be seen requires that QuickTime be installed in your computer.

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Tim's Tip of the Day

After receiving more than 400 individual e-mail messages containing the "SoBig" worm I thought it best to be sure that it was not coming from me. This and other similar problem virus things are designed to run on Windows machines and my check revealed that it did not in any way affect my Macintosh system. However, Windows users if you get e-mail with the subject heading; Re:Movies, Re:Sample, Re:Document, Re:Here is that sample, Re:details and there are others all with a ".pif" attachment, do not open these things and its time to run some virus software. The "SoBig" worm has its own mail server routine and will go to work sending itself to everyone it can.

Kevin's find of the day

Pathway to spiritual clarity:
Churches use Labyrinths to seek their rebirth. Dallas church using labyrinths for meditation.

Ensign Notes

Sorry the stories did not come up Saturday. Virus concerns lead me to do a complete scan and none were found but it took all of the working time to complete.

Thank you again Professor Paul Krugman: Some clarity on the $38 billion California budget deficit
Sunday, August 24, 2003
by: Mario deSantis
Californians got seriously burned in the ENRON scandal which was partly to blame for the energy crisis their state experienced. The campaign is on to oust the governor but Professor Paul Krugman suggests that the truth may be getting in the way of a good campaign. This one you have to read the references to get the story.

Saskatchewan: now!
Friday, August 22, 2003
by: Timothy W. Shire
From Mossbank to Regina and then some as we look at this place as it is becoming.

An upside down world led by the finest liars
Friday, August 22, 2003
Prior to the US invasion of Iraq there was no terrorism in the country now it is an everyday occurance, as the country is still almost entirely without power, unemployment is the norm and now even the UN attempting to bring aide to the place has taken a serious hit as the man who had been expected to succeed the Secretary General is a victim with many others including two Canadians. Mr. deSantis leads us to consider some of the underlying issues, be sure to check out the references.

Paul McCarthy
Monday, August 18, 2003
by: Timothy W. Shire
Wisconsin farmer explains the troubles that he is faced with and there are no surprises.

The Greenwater Report
Monday, August 18, 2003
by: Gerald Crawford
Gerald has made a trip over into southern Alberta and sure enough he has pictures to share with us some of the things he checked out.

The Road to Oshkosh
Sunday, August 17, 2003
by: Timothy W. Shire
We often hear the cliche that "getting there is half the fun." For most of us the travel to a destination is a means to an end but on this trip the travel across three states by Interstate and the day light awareness of the country through which we travelled became a separate adventure. This page has sixty seven pictures.

Transportation Salvation Wraps up season
Friday, August 15, 2003
by: Timothy W. Shire
A great summer for this project as it is about to close up for the summer with school resuming on August 27.

Breast Cancer Screening Programme
Thursday, August 14, 2003
by: Timothy W. Shire
Throughout North American one in every eight women will develop breast cancer. As a society we have to do what we can to give woman a fair shot at dealing with this incredible threat.

Gay Marriage . . . And Then What?
Thursday, August 14, 2003
by: Ron Thornton
This issue will be dealt with by parliament this fall as it attempts to cope with court rulings and the intention of the government to find a compromise. But what are the possible consequences of changing the definition of the fundamental core of our society.

Ottawa’s Kyoto plan: Another billion-dollar boondoggle
Thursday, August 14, 2003
by: Walter Robinson
The concern Mr. Robinson brings to our attention is that the Government simply doesn't know what it is doing with this huge project. The present proposals sound like massive spending of taxpayer's money in a variety of programmes that have little prospect of producing the desired result.

Harvest 2003
Wednesday, August 13, 2003
by: Timothy W. Shire
The half way mark in this year's harvest is approaching quickly as most farmers have or are just finishing their peas. Wheat and barley are being straight combined and most advanced Canola crops are already in the swath.

Catholics are bound by conscience to adhere to the Pope's teachings
Wednesday, August 13, 2003
by: Rudy Fernandes
It is important to understand the mind set of our fellow citizens and Mr. Fernandes gives us a look on the pro-Bishop Henry side of things. It would have been nice for Bishop Henry to have been as vocal when the issue of Catholic priest and sexual abuse of children was in the news. For many of us the Roman Catholic Church has lost all moral authority as it condones and contributes to sexual abuse by its priests and leaders.

The game theory of Policy Analysis Market (PAM):Bush's attempt to make terrorism a commodity of the Free Market
Wednesday, August 13, 2003
by: Mario deSantis
Mario deSantis developed this remarkable story over a week ago but we were unable to get it to you until now. Sometimes, and this is one of those times real events are much wilder than anything anyone could dream up as fiction.

The No-Fault Insurance of the Free Market: No fault with Dr. Cassidy, SGI, University of Saskatchewan and Dr. McLennan
Wednesday, August 13, 2003
by: Mario deSantis
Three years ago we figured out that the provincial insurance company was using the University of Saskatchewan to create some evidence for their no fault scheme. Now the research has been declared invalid by the University's ethics committee but the fools are still circling the wagons and the University's credibility and ability to attract research is history.

The Greenwater Report
Tuesday, August 12, 2003
by: Gerald Crawford
Gerald takes us to the Golburn fair and tells us about the world of being a CNR station agent.


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