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Friday, July 18, 2003 Ensign Front Page Volume 7, N. 41

1600 Friday - Ceiling and visibility unlimited,, 29º, wind 5 knots at 210º, altimeter 30.07, trace of rain overnight------------------------WeatherLog

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Annual storms rip across the prairie
Friday, July 18, 2003
by: Timothy W. Shire
Last night warning and severe weather watch alerts were broadcast as a series of cells marched across Saskatchewan. This page includes a QuickTime VR showing last nights sky at sunset.

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Tim's Tip of the Day

Warning: The most dangerous thing to have happen around any form of technological system is a person who knows "a little" about how it works.

Kevin's find of the day

New Zealand has agreed to reduce its greenhouse gas emissions under the international Kyoto protocol. Methane and nitrous oxide account for more than half the country's greenhouse emissions. Flatulence tax

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. Will not post Saturday or Sunday but will be back with fresh material on Monday including the Greenwater report.

The Convertible syndrome
Thursday, July 17, 2003
by: Timothy W. Shire
In a country where there are years when the weather is not good enough to find a day to put the top down the idea of a topless car is like forbidden candy or like winning the lottery dreams.

Were "consequences" meaningful?
Thursday, July 17, 2003
by: Joe Hueglin
A test for the Youth Criminal Justice Act came last week in St. Caatherines, Ontario and things do not look promising. Joe wonders what message the judge's decision on a drug dealer will have on the way young people regard and respect the laws and conventions of Canadian society.

Summertime reality TV (Episode 2):Who wants to be a budget cutter?
Thursday, July 17, 2003
by: Walter Robinson
This week Walter takes us to a game show setting to illustrate the problems related to cutting back on the Federal government's monsterous budget. You need QuickTime to hear the music on this page.

Tisdale Community Gardens
Thursday, July 17, 2003
by: Jacki Abraham
The community garden project is at work for its third year. Community assistance is making this project a part of Tisdale's sense of support for all.

Bush's Slippery Slope: Ending with impeachment?
Thursday, July 17, 2003
by: Mario deSantis
Up until now there have been complaints and accusations but the bald face lie in the State of the Union address has changed the tone of concern as Americans are beginning to realise that maybe something should be done about the warrior president who lacks fiscal responsibility.

Canadian Alliance slipping in Alberta
Thursday, July 17, 2003
by: Jason Inness
The Canadian Alliance is perhaps the least credible political party since the Rhino party yet it is the official opposition and enjoyed considerable support in Alberta, Saskatchewan and a few other places. Though some of us consider their stone age mentality as benign and sometimes cute, they continue to demonstrate that advanced mathematics involves borrowing when subtracting and fractions are for college folks.

Sky stories summer 2003
Wednesday, July 16, 2003
by: Timothy Shire, Judy Shire, Kevin McIntyre and Doug Freestone
This web site has always been a place to look at sky pictures so we need not appologise for these dramatic images taken over the past week. The leading image is of last Thursday's clouds over the Saskatchewan River in Saskatoon.

And Bush's wars continue as war is the ultimate cover up of Bush's lies
Wednesday, July 16, 2003
by: Mario deSantis
This story discusses the web of deceit that is an everyday and expected behaviour of the United States President. But there is more notice in the image that accompanies the story is a picture showing clear violations of the Geneva convention.

Inch Worm
Tuesday, July 15, 2003
by: Timothy W. Shire
When your brain is the size of a period at the end of a sentence it is a tough problem to remember where you have been and wonder just where you should be going.

Canada Day at Crooked Lake
Tuesday, July 15, 2003
by: Timothy W. Shire
Colin Williams wrote to Ensign wondering about the images in the "Missing Middle Class" story from Wednesday of last week. Well this is the answer as we have some pictures of a backyard, actually a beach front, fireworks display at Crooked Lake.

More Tax-Payers
Tuesday, July 15, 2003
by: Richard Neuman
Richard Neuman gives us a pensive view of the way wealth and societal progress must feed and nurture each other. He feels that in time the present political thought will come around to a more socially aware perspective.

Shifting the blame for Bush's misstatement in his State of the Union address
Tuesday, July 15, 2003
by: Mario deSantis
The clouds of deceit roll in as the CIA takes the blame for the Bush State of the Union speech error but other CIA people explain that the warning of authenticity had been given and ignored. It all sounds a little late, the US public bought the man's "weapons of mass destruction" song and dance and the invasion took place, people died and debts pile up.

Advance Passenger Information / Passenger Name Record Programme
Tuesday, July 15, 2003
by: Rebecca Gingrich
Ottawa has been forced to knuckle under to adopt an identification programme with all the markings of a typical Police State. But when we consider the government's record in handling data such as gun registration things do not look promising.

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.

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.


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Tisdale's farmer's market is now open both Tuesday morning and all of Friday, this morning at 10:50.

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