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Tuesday, December 10, 2002

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Volume 5, N. 200

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December 10, 2002
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* A letter toAllan Rock
* Culprit for Enronization of Canada
* Liberal incompetence

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Table of Contents

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Tim's Tip of the Day

It sounds like a lot of money, money that could have been used for much better purposes than a gun registration programme that doesn't work but actually it is about $27 for every Canadian.

Ensign Notes

Either food poisoning or a bug, one way or another this is not a happy editor today, but. . . the worst is over.

A letter to Allan Rock
December 10, 2002
Francis Smith from Lethbridge has written a letter to Allan Rock in reaction to his recent comments on television and has a rather different take on the whole gun registration issue.

The culprit for the enronization of Canada: A matter of politics, of public policy, of Free Market structure?
December 10, 2002
Mario deSantis discusses the remarkable affects of the assumption that the Free Market economy actually works.

Liberal Incompetence
December 10, 2002
Jeff Harwood from Brandon laments the condition of our country as we are faced with two more years as the Liberal government devotes its time, energy and attention to the establishing of a new leader leaving most things to fall apart.

December 9, 2002
Caught in a time warp continnuium, fields remain unharvested in a season of neither winter nor fall.

The Greenwater Report for December 9, 2002
December 9, 2002
Gerald and Doreen Crawford have been under the weather a bit but fortunately they have survived and Gerald tells us about the ice on the lake, more details about the trip to Branson, Sturgis, a junco and some one looking for a book.

Recent announcement of Maritime Helicopter Replacement Program
December 9, 2002
Former military helicopter pilot from Surrey, B.C. discusses the failure of the federal government to deal judiciously with the extreme to replace the senior citizens of the helicopter world the SeaKings which require thirty hours of maintenance to sustain a single hour of flight.

The values of money and life in a war against Iraq: President George Bush versus Robert Kennedy
December 9, 2002
Mario deSantis points out that the US government is doing a cost benefit analysis of the imminent war with Iraq and contrasts that to Robert Kennedy's statement about Gross National Product.

Another Billion Bucks Shot To Hell
December 9, 2002
Ron Thornton shares our mutual condemnation of the federal government and the latest screw up that has seriously torpedoed Edmonton's Anne McLellan's chances for a leadership run or even re-election sharing Allan Rock's fate.

Christmas hayride
December 8, 2002
The past and present merge as horses and hay wagon clatter through the streets.

Christmas lights / first look
December 8, 2002
From now until the new year we will have pictures of some of this year's Christmas display lighting. These are the first ones for this year.

What's with Allan Rock
December 8, 2002
Kevin McIntyre points out the fall from grace of what could have been the most likely contender to give Paul Martin a run for his money. The links on this page give you the background to this story.

Parkland Photography Club November meeting
December 8, 2002
Gerald Crawford shows us the top three images in the monthly theme contest and some pictures from a "showcase" presentation.

Christmas at the post office
Decenber 7, 2002
In the decades when the post office was the centre of all life it was also the centre of Christmas activity. But now in this marketing world we can even go Christmas shopping at the Post Office.

Corporate Threat?
December 7, 2002
Kevin McIntyre is taking a commerical at its word and the world looks different.

Movie Master Opened in Tisdale Yesterday
December 6, 2002
Tisdale's newest business opened its doors yesterday with videos and computer games. Jeannine Carfantan

Christmas Shopping in Tisdale - Part IV - Hardware
December 6, 2002
Not all the things you will need to fill that shopping list will be things that are pretty and meant to sit on shelves to be admired or played with but somethings will need to be practical and work/play related.

NAPA - Groats
December 6, 2002
This is a big outlet with about equal floor space devoted to display and parts but it is definitely a place to consider when doing the "guy thing" shopping.

Acklands - Grainger
December 6, 2002
Like stepping into an unknown world exploring this supplier extended this reporters awareness beyond the familiar.

Trust Us
December 6, 2002
After yet another incredibly turbulent week in Ottawa, Joe Hueglin is extremely concerned that trusting the government with the Kyoto Accord with the present track record seems pretty hard to take.

The Corporative philosophy of the Free Market as preached by the Gurus: Using corruption as a strategic tool of the power that be
December 6, 2002
Mario deSantis has identified a very serious problem. Corruption is a main component of the so-called "free market" economy. Like private property and earning a profit corruption is on the menu.

Fairlight Studio and Gallery
December 5, 2002
As part of our continuing Christmas shopping suggestions how about a family or individual portrait or a gift certificate.

Bush Administration Pushes "Regime Change" in Venezuela
December 5, 2002
Mark Weisbrot the co-Director of the Center for Economic and Policy Research in Washington points out the ominous direction of the United States government to decide to depose a democratically elected government and its leader of another "oil rich" country.

Ministerial accountability
December 5, 2002
Mike Reilly is shaking his head like the rest of us at the way the government has hidden the incredible cost overruns and side pocket deals from parliament.

Ready, Fire, Aim . . . Canada's new billion-dollar boondoggle
December 5, 2002
Walter Robinson of the Canadian Taxpayers Federation identifies some of the most troublesome items in the Auditor General's report. Links on this page will take you to the actual report.

Terrorist funding and guns
December 5, 2002
Member of Parliament Peter MacKay points out that terrorist groups raise money in this country then at times get into terrible battles with their countrymen here in Canada while we are wasted a billion dollars trying to register hunting rifles.

Mistakes were made
December 5, 2002
Jason Inness from Calgary considers the pattern of confusion that has been the federal government and leaves us with a ominous concern.

Beeland Co-op pays dividends to over 65 members
December 4, 2002
It was time to celebrate at Beeland Co-opyesterday as cheques were handed out for a very successful business year.

The Economic Garbage of Tax Cuts and Privatization
December 4, 2002
Mario deSantis lays down his cards and he wins. The free market system of thinking that tax cuts improve things for everyone is wrong. But don't take Mario's word for it check out the references and you will discover that what is continuing to be world economic policy has failed and more of the same will cause more of the same.

Billions short without consultants cutting more
December 4, 2002
Derral Bellaire from London Ontario explains the dire need our country has for a well equipped and well funded military and is disturbed to discover the minister is looking for ways to cut even further the force that is already an international embarassment because of the failure of the government to support the responsiblities we have around the globe.

The iMac revisted
December 4, 2002
Find out about the new flat screen iMac and its new UNIX based operating system. Faster Than Light Communications is no longer an Apple VAR and sale of these machines is almost always direct from the manufacturer.


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