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Thursday, August 28, 2003 Ensign Front Page Volume 7, N. 60

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The Oshkosh Experience
Thursday, August 28, 2003
by: Timothy W. Shire
(This story may take more than today to complete and may not be posted until Friday.) This is a first impression of one of the largest aviation events held each year in the world with over 500,000 people in attendance and 25,000 aircraft. To say it is overwhelming is an understatement so today story is an attempt at giving you an overview of the experience.

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Tim's Tip of the Day

Keep in mind that all forms of communication are meaningful. So if you don't receive an answer or response to a question that failure to communicate is in itself a form of communication. When some official or individual says "no comment" that is essentially a form of communication that essentially tells you to make up what ever answer you want. Though not exactly true the puzzle of evasion is a complex form of bad communication. Humans are social beings and demand and depend upon shared information.

Kevin's find of the day

Power grid upgrade may cost $100 Billion reports the Washington Post. The blackout is going to pressure the United States to get its electrical act together but that is definitely going to cost a lot of money.

Ensign Notes

Today's Oshkosh story may exceed the time available to assemble and may not be posted until tomorrow.

Kelsey Trail Health District NO SHOW at meeting about Sasko Park Lodge
Wednesday, August 27, 2003
by: Timothy W. Shire
The health region has decided to consolidate food services in Tisdale and a large crowd met at the Golden Age Centre tonight to discuss the consequences of this decisions for the people who live in the Sasko Park Lodge. The Health Region refused to attend.

A Woman's View: Same Sex Marriage
Wednesday, August 27, 2003
by: Barbara Reid
Barbara noted that "With all the current serious concerns to pay attention to, such as the Blackout, floods, all the fires, etc., and disrupted lives, this same-sex thing is rather ridiculous to be spending so much time on." She felt it was time that we heard what a woman, a "mom," a "misses," has to say about this contentious topic that will take up a lot of time when the house sits this fall.

First Day of Tisdale School Year 2003 - 2004
Wednesday, August 27, 2003
by: Timothy W. Shiire
Absolutely perfect, that's what today's light rain was to signal the beginning of a new school year in this community.

Upgrade to the RECPlex
Wednesday, August 27, 2003
by: Timothy W. Shire
Not a major overhaul but certainly some important work has been done this summer in the RECPlex with the replacement of the skylights with bright and shiny pyramids while other work is also being carried out.

Winning With People: The Challenge of Change
Tuesday, August 26, 2003
by: Timothy W. Shire
Teachers and business leaders from Nipawin, Hudson Bay, Melfort and Tisdale attend a workshop by Kit Grant on personal development and coping with change in the work day environment. This page includes a QuickTime VR panorama of the scene this morning, if you do not have a recent version of QuickTime installed this image will not appear, the most recent version can be downloaded free and is easy to install.

UN Ewen Lumber Inc.
Tuesday, August 26, 2003
by: Timothy W. Shire
Lumber company has fullly operation mill on the South side of Tisdale offering specialty and regular lumber made to order.

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.

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
by: Mario deSantis
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.


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