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Monday, July 14, 2003 Ensign Front Page Volume 7, N. 37

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Pike Lake Provincial Park
Monday, July 14, 2003
by: Timothy W. Shire
Only twenty minutes from downtown Saskatoon an oxbow in the Saskatchewan river amidst sand dunes is the location of an interesting park that offers a haven for urban dwellers and visitors alike. This story include a one megabyte QuickTime Virtual reality image that is not visible without QuickTime being installed in your computer.

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Today In Ensign

* Timothy Shire -Pike Lake Provincial
* Gerald Crawford - The Greenwater Report
* Mark Weisbrot - Bush in Africa
* Mario deSantis - Is Bush Lying?
Tomorrow in Ensign
* Richard Neumann - More Tax payers
* Rebecca Gingrich - Information handling
* Joe Hueglin - "consequences" meaningful?
* Walter Robinson - budget cutting

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Tim's Tip of the Day

Watching television has somewhat upset our appreciate of drama. If you do not like the first part of a play or a movie you have moved to quickly to judgement and need to consider the work as a whole. Terminator 3 disappoints many viewers because it does not have a happy ending,tough its an action flick with a $6.5 million dollar chase scene. So neither the whole or a part is to be the judgement of quality but rather what message you the viewer get from the experience.

Kevin's find of the day

If you are troubled by "SPAM" this is a cute animation that has a message.

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 each day this week.

The Greenwater report
Monday, July 14, 2003
by: Gerald Crawford
Boating, swimming, finding out of the way restaurants is all in a day's work for our intreped Greenwater reporter as he gives us some tips on when to lower the motor and what to watch for.

Bush in Africa: Compassionate Protectionism?
Monday, July 14, 2003
by: Mark Weisbrot
The United States President took five days to tour Africa yet after a year of promising aid to assist in the AIDS epidemic no money has been spent. African countries spend far more each year paying interest on debts to the IMF and World bank than they spend on health and education.

Is President Bush lying? The truth is in the eye of the beholder, think for yourself
Monday, July 14, 2003
by: Mario deSantis
The American President and his staff are busy defending the use of a forged document more than a year old claiming that Iraq was trying to purchase Uranium from Niger. In the face of such incredible information you are being asked to simply think this one through for yourself. But to help you look into it the references with this story lay out the confusion.

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.

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 virus 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.


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The storm early Sunday morning (4:30AM) destroyed this Elm tree as the town parks people removed the tree today.

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