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Wednesday, July 9, 2003 Ensign Front Page Volume 7, N. 36

1600 Wednesday - Scattered, towering cumulus 7/10tns, visibility 15, 26º, wind 11 knots at 230º, altimeter 29.93------WeatherLog

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St. Therese Park, a place of peace
Wednesday, July 9, 2003
by: Timothy W. Shire
Where Tisdale's hospital once stood the park with its walking pathes, flower beds and trees is one of the best places in the whole town. Quiet and calm prevail on its lawns and park benches as you can see in today's QuickTime Virtual Reality image of the area. If you don't have QuickTime download it, it is free and easy to install, once in your computer it does its work without intrusion.

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Today In Ensign

* Timothy Shire -St. Theresa, a place of peace
* Mario deSantis - Dementia and War
* Timothy Shire - Middle Class missing
* Mario deSantis - Post Office salaries

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Tim's Tip of the Day

A tiny reduction in already low interest rates is expected next week.

Ensign Notes

Summer holidays: That's right, 2003 is the first year since 1991 that we have had a chance to take a holiday. During June, July and the first two weeks of August we will have some intermittant days when Ensign will not post. Our plan is to do some tripping and camping here in Saskatchewan. Posting today as we will be away until Sunday night and will post Monday July 14, Bastille Day.

Understanding and Peace is a matter of Integral Language, Dementia and War is a matter of Policed Brainwashing
Wednesday, July 9, 2003
by: Mario deSantis
Fair warning, this is a complex story, but you will have to read it a couple of times for the message to sink in and if you do not check out the reference to the Kuwait parliament you will definitely be lost. No one ever said figuring things out was going to be easy.

Missing Middle Class
Wednesday, July 9, 2003
by: Timothy W. Shire
The constant complaining about taxes is simply dull and perhaps short sighted thinking being expressed by those unable to see the big picture. We don't need to reduce taxes we need more tax payers. We need income sufficient to afford the society our country is more than able to provide every citizen of this country and this story spells out a simple means to solving our problems.

The freer Free Market salaries of Canadian senior public servants: The case of Canada Post CEO Andre Ouellet
Wednesday, July 9, 2003
by: Mario deSantis
The post office is raising the cost of a postage stamp by a penny but the boss of the corporation, Liberal hack, Andre Ouellet is getting a pay raise to half a million a year. Nice job.

The road, the wind and the weather
Monday, July 7, 2003
by: Timothy W. Shire
A short photo essay of the sky scapes from Winnipeg to Tisdale last night.

The Greenwater Report
Tuesday, July 8, 2003
by: Gerald Crawford
Its been raining at the park and Gerald has been out checking out the surrounding communities. Besides telling us about a reunion he gives us the details on fishing.

Hello Mr. Robinson: Canadian Walter Robinson kisses the Bush Assets
Tuesday, July 8, 2003
by: Mario deSantis
Many think that just cutting down on the size of government would make things better. Mario deSantis presents quite a different argument and it is illustrated by a shocking graph that shows the growth of jobs under the various American presidents in the past and not since the thirties has the American economy done as poorly as under George W. Bush.

Summertime reality TV (Episode 1): Survivor - taxpayers on CCRA Island
Tuesday, July 8, 2003
by: Walter Robinson
This is an interesting take on the tax situation in Canada, instead of focusing on the way the Canadian middle class has lost much of its earning power Mr. Robinson concentrates on the upper and lower scale of the income earners in this country who now bare the burden of the economy because the once large middle class has been so greatly reduced.

In Search Of Intelligent Life
Tuesday, July 8, 2003
by: Ron Thornton
There is often cause for us to feel dissolutioned about the way things seem to be going and this seems to be one of those days when Ron Thornton is having trouble finding a silver lining.

Mom, can I borrow the car
Tuesday, July 8, 2003
by: Kevin McIntyre
This is one of those events if someone told you about it you would just think they were pulling your leg but Kevin has documented some "good ole' boy" smokin' fun at Gronlid last Saturday afternoon. This includes 46 pictures so just click on the thumbnail images to see the scenes Kevin tells about in the text.

West Nile Fear Ver
Sunday, July 6, 2003
by: Timothy W. Shire
Birds are testing positive as far West as Delorain in Manitoba, it is the season for a very dangerous virous to move West.

Bringing administration of justice into disrepute
Sunday, July 6, 2003
by: Joe Hueglin
The gun registry legislation has come into effect six days ago and no one can find value or saftey in the massive amounts of money spent on this exceptionally silly programme. Joe Hueglin questions the damage this programme is doing to the whole of Canada's justice system as it devalues both the courts and the respect Canadians normally demonstrate for the laws of the land.

The regressive streamlining administration of the Insurance Industry
Sunday, July 6, 2003
by: Mario deSantis
To make up for stock market losses Canada's Insurance industry is cutting service and raising premiums all a part of their "streamlining" process.

Saturday, July 5, 2003
by: Mark Alan Whittle
A story of a little boy who meets Orca and somewhere their minds and voices met. This page includes an example of Killer whale singing but requires QuickTime to be heard.

Automated Sprinklers
Saturday, July 5, 2003
by: Kevin McIntyre
Fidling with sprinklers, getting your feet wet and making a general mess is how I water the garden but Kevin has put together a system that involves going out on the deck and selecting the appropriate valves, job done. All for $150.

Paul Martin and Harry Potter
Friday, July 4, 2003
by: Rudy Fernandes
The man is a Wizard, absolutely no doubt about it as the press and media have fallen under a spell and the support of terrorist groups, off shore banking and his company's continued pocket filling at the public's expense all are invisible and ignored.

Beef about U.S. beef
Friday, July 4, 2003
By: Rebecca Gingrich
Here is something you can do, after reading both Rebecca's letter to the ministers of Agriculture and Health you too might want to make a recommendation of your own.

Thursday, July 3, 2003
by: Timothy W. Shire
A vast expanse of lawn may have some interest but its function is dubious. A Quill Lake family have a solution put a point of interest on that big lawn, something that will be pleasing to the eye and something that invites involvement.

Is Bush not technically untrue, or is he just a liar?
Thursday, July 3, 2003
by: Mario deSantis
The references on this story indicate the extent to which journalists and doubters have gone to realise the fabrication of Iraq evidence of weapons of mass destruction.


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