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Thursday, January 16, 2003

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Volume 5, N. 234

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Official Grand Opening Nipawin Metis Local Building
Thuesday, January 16, 2003
by: Mario deSantis
Wednesday afternoon there was the grand opening of the Metis Nation's building in Nipawin and Mario was there and has picture to show us what happened.

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* Metis Nation opens new building
* U of Mich admission policy

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Tim's Tip of the Day

We have been deceived by the miracles of modern medications. There have been great break throughs and improvements but a solution to all problems is not just another perscription. Doctors are caught on the expections of their patients that there is a pill for everything and despite their patients they are doing their best. We need seriously to reconsider the demands we make.

Ensign Notes

Thank you for your recent article on that troubled country. It got my attention and made me do some digging on the coup back Apri l.

I suppose from one angle I could say, "yawn, yawn, plus ca change, pluse c'est la meme chose" Been there, done that. I was in Caracas during the troubles of '58-'59 when democracy first saw daylight in that country; my youngest sister was born there. I remember my Dad laughing
about how "Of Cabbages and Kings" by O. Henry was not a fantasy of a banana republic, but a tale of Latin America with a thin skin of fiction
to protect the guilty. But I think that things have changed:--it's not just the multinationals involved now, it's the whole military - industrial complex that Ike Eisenhauer warned us about.

Lila Wagner

President Bush opposes the University of Michigan's Admissions Policies: The hard facts and soft facts of students' performance
Thursday, January 16, 2003
by: Mario deSantis
The United States Republican government pushes forward its extreme rightwing agenda as it moved yesterday to challenge in the supreme court the quota system in the University of Michigan's Law school.

Paul "Moses" Martin
Wednesday, January 15, 2003
by: Douglas R. Day
Mr. Day itemises the woes former finance minister Martin visited upon Canadians. This story is especially important with Mr. Allan Rock having withdrawn from the leadership race because Paul Martin has sewen up the membership of the Liberal party snuffing out all opponents.

The Vicious Circle of: The Rules of Law, Law & Order Policies and Erosion of Democracy
Wednesday, January 15, 2003
by: Mario deSantis
Put on your thinking cap because this story demands that you work your way through some serious logic. The consequences of escalating repressive behaviour by government and its agents are themselves increased escalation of these same behaviours.

Enforcement of SECTION 85 ignored
Wednesday, January 15, 2003
by: Joe Hueglin
While the government of Canada puts almost a billion dollars into registering hunting rifles the laws enacted to deal with the criminal use of firearms is being ignored by the same government.

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.

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.


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