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Tuesday, January 14, 2003

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Volume 5, N. 232

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Afternoon ladies
Tuesday, January 14, 2003
by: Timothy W. Shire
At 2:00 this group of nine ladies and one gentleman enjoyed each other's company at Wolfers.

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* Afternoon ladies - Shire
* Money versus thinking - deSantis
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Tim's Tip of the Day

Working together, sharing both resources and capabilities has enormous potential. If you live on a farm without high speed access don't waste your connection time with large downloads, get a friend with high speed to do it for you, then burn the download to disk.

Ensign Notes

As a follow up to yesterday's story on the electrical shortage at La Ronge the power came on at 3:20 yesterday afternoon then went off at 5:00 then came back on at 5:50 and has remained on, though everyone has cut back on usage.

Recognizing Boundaries and the Value of Thinking versus the God of Money and the Gospels of Standard of Living and Productivity
Tuesday, January 14, 2003
by: Mario deSantis
The idea that Gross Domestic Product can grow infinitely is simply not true and yet the principles that the worshippers of the god of money are convinced that there are no limits. Indeed greed is in itself infinite.

Freezing In the Dark
Monday, January 13, 2003
by: Timothy W. Shire
Power went off in La Ronge and most of Northern Saskatchewan at noon yesterday, came back at 7:00 and went off again this morning at 8:30.

The Greenwater Report
Monday, January 13, 2003
by: Gerald Crawford
The cold weather is not slowing down the snow mobilers as Gerald tells about their preparations for upcoming Derbys and there are pickerel under the ice.

If Only This Were Jack Layton's Vision Of Proportional Representation
Monday, January 13, 2003
by: Ron Thornton
The cherish need of many Canadians is to see some sort of electral reform that would more fairly allow all Canadians to feel a part of the democratic process. NDP candidate Jack Layton has been touting proportional representation and Ron Thornton considers this as an interesting alternative with some possible improvements.

Anti-Canadian Wheat Board Rhetoric
Monday, January 13, 2003
by: Joyce Neufeld
The elections for the Canadian Wheat Board are history but the harping of those who oppose the system continues to rattle around the country. Joyce Neufeld from Waldeck points out the small minority involved and the need for everyone to grasp the logical that makes the Wheat Board a good idea.

Stuck Train, March 10, 1979
Sunday, January 12, 2003
by: Timothy W. Shire
Saskatchewan in the winter can be a remarkable place, this set of pictures tell of a Sunday afternoon after the wind had brought a little snow the area near Palmier.

Venezuela: the other side of the story
Sunday, January 12, 2003
by: Mark Weisbrot
This story appeared in the Washington Post today and is one of the few stories that tells what the United States government would rather their people did not know. Mr. Weisbrot maintains that the common poeple of the country support the government while the affluent and oil companies supported by the US government want to over throw the democracy.

Requiem for a spruce tree
Saturday, January 11, 2003
by: Timothy W. Shire
Hardly a lamentation, this tree had the sharpest and most vicious needles ever experience on a Christmas Tree.

An exemplified description of Systems Dynamics: Small events can have large consequences
Saturday, January 11, 2003
by: Mario deSantis
Edward Lorenz made an incredible discovery about weather computer modelling that has rippled through every theory related to existance. Mario gives us the details on how he sees the chaos theory affecting human economic activity and theory.

Life Goes On
January 10, 2003
For some a cold day is a day to stay inside and dream of warmer times but for others it is a time to do what they always do.

Nystrom, Tim Horton's, the cops and the NDP
January 10, 2003
It looks like Edwin Wallace is not endorsing Lorne Nystrom as leader of the NDP.

Program Mismanagement A Hallmark
January 10, 2003
Mike Reilly points out the complete and total failure of the federal government's gun registration program that has seen $200,000,000 spent on making and upgrading a simple database. (By the way the one in the illustration by FTLComm would cost you a bit less)

President Bush Inc.'s $674 billion Stimulus Package: A partial lesson of critical thinking for Bush Inc. and Walter Robinson
January 10, 2003
Mario deSantis takes issue with Walter Robinson's facts and observations that the Bush tax cuts will be good for the United States and would have positive effects if Canada followed suit. Mario sites a number of American sources that point out that the US deficits are certain to degrade both the economy and the standard of living for the majority.

Surprise, shock and things are normal
January 9, 2003
This morning at 0800 the snow swirled around and the biting West wind gnawed at my coat, this is January.

Bush tax cut plan will force Manleyís hand . . . eventually
January 9, 2003
Walter Robinson of the Canadian Taxpayers Federation believes the US president has it right and that Canada just get right at it and mirror the tax cuts proposed in the US for stock holders and high income earners as he points out that Canadians are paying more income tax each and every year.

Ravens and Woodpeckers
January 9, 2003
Sandra McIntyre tells us how she related to a story on this web site and the wonder of being a part of a world that includes vocal ravens and noisy woodpeckers.

The Linear Thinking mentality of President Bush Inc. and Thinking in Circles with Systems Thinking
January 9, 2003
Mario deSantis identifies a major problem. The method and and the thinking process involved predetermines the solution developed. Though this seems like a simple premise the ramifications are extremely far reaching and most definitely affects everyone living on this planet.

Hope for a better 2003
January 8, 2003
Ron Thornton points out some serious concerns about the way things are going and presents the hope that these are not trends and that we will some hope find a better way.

"arriving at a general approach" unlikely
January 8, 2003
Joe Hueglin is from southern Ontario but he realises the counterproductive approach to the Kyoto Protocol by exempting Ontario's automotive manufacturers.

Connecting the dots . . . or not!
January 8, 2003
When the hard news becomes implusible rumors and gossip will evolve to fill the unexplained.

The Bush Administration policies of cutting taxes and going to war: an artificial propped up economy and getting ready for another collapse
January 8, 2003
Mario deSantis details what looks very much like wrong headed economic theory that goes behind the United States tax cuts. The hard facts are that the American economy is not performing well and despite predictions of budget surpluses the reality is a big deficit.


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At 2:30 this afternoon this tree and its seeds stands in the cold January wind.

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