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Tuesday, March 11, 2003---------------------------------------------------Ensign Front Page-----------------------------------------------------------Volume 5, N. 286

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Matthew takes us across the prairies
Tuesday, March 11, 2003
by: Matthew Shire
Matthew left his office last Thursday afternoon and took us along on his trip to Regina then on Saturday a few pictures that take us down to Avonlea. This story is for those of you who have not travelled across Canada's Great Central plains in winter.

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Tim's Tip of the Day

I have some serious doubts about the adversarial system. Few understand it in the court setting and is it really suitable for these times in provincial and federal parliamentary democracy.

Ensign Notes

The Afghanistan story is the first time we have used the thumbnail style web page and we do it again today with Matthew's travel pictures. Need to know what you think.

Why he can't wait
Tuesday, March 11, 2003
by: Mark Weisbrot
Devoting his full attention to the problems that the government of United States has been able to get itself into think-tank co-director Mark Weisbrot explains the forces that are coming to bear on the American President who has used his campaign on terrorism to distract the citizens of the country from another recession, rising unemployment and staggering debts.

Did you ever wonder about that?
Tuesday, March 11, 2003
by: Edwin Wallace
We all toss of words and phrases that we have picked up throughout our lives as we have adopted them from those we have met. But as time moves on where those words and phrases becomes more and more obscure. Edwin has been wondering about some of them and let's us in on where a few common phrases come from.

The Greenwater Report
Monday, March 10, 2003
by: Gerald Crawford
Its been cold at the park but there has been time to catch up on some hockey and take some great pictures of birds at the feeder.

Iraqi Drama a Hypocritical Tragedy

Monday, March 10, 2003
by: Ron Thornton
Were the intense drama we are watching a play or novel Ron Thornton figures it would need a rewrite. The story line and the characters say one thing while intent upon or hiding the dirty little hypocritical background plots. This story is well documented and the references worth some study.

We need a change of mind: Common Sense versus New-Speaks
Monday, March 10, 2003
by: Mario deSantis
Often we are given suggestions, this story gives that idea a whole new meaning as Mairo deSantis has a reading list of online stories and articles that will heighten your awareness and give you the edge on moving toward a much better understanding of the forces that are shaping this world at this time.

March 1974
Monday, March 10, 2003
by: Timothy W. Shire
Black and white pictures from March of 1974 and a story about a new camera and spring storms in rural Saskatchewan.

March Storms
Sunday, March 9, 2003
by: Timothy W. Shire
In Saskatchewan the worst storms of the year seem to occur in March. From early yesterday and throughout the night this part of the province was lashed with a viscious wind and blowing snow.

Pacifists Attack
Saturday, March 8, 2003
by: Rebbeca Gingrich
Four students arrested and released explains the Globe and Mail but fails to mention their physical action of overturning a Canadian Alliance table. Rebecca Gingrich is alarmed at the protesters disregard for freedom of speech while we all have to wonder about the Canadian Alliance's failure once again to sense the mood of the majority. In any event Rebecca's brings to our attention the height of emotions that seemed to have developed and the alarming size of the protest.

Bush's Press Conference on Iraqi War: A Just War or just a War for President Bush and his God?
Saturday, March 8, 2003
by: Mario deSantis
Some reflections on the carefully orchestrated and rehearsed press conference that essentially was a series of speeches presented by the American president on live television Thursday night. As with other stories by Mr. deSantis this one includes some really interesting references that need to be checked out.

Paul Martin's Ethics
Saturday, March 8, 2003
by: Rudy Fernandes
The issue of Paul Martin's personal business holdings has come up on this web site before but now the National Press have had a go at the topic with some editorial writers saying its no problem while others are concerned. Mr. Fernandes is definitely in the worried and concerned group as he gives us some insight into the situation. The references on this story give you a chance to look over what has been written about the topic lately.

Afghanistan - A Different Time, A Different Place
Friday, March 7, 2003
by: Richard Phillips
Last Sunday Tisdale native Richard Phillips presented slide presentations to church congregations in Melfort and Tisdale. We have this remarkable set of pictures and Richard's story for you today. The images alone tell the story of drought, war, land mines and relief efforts as the faces of the people tell us their struggle toward reclaiming peace and survival in their land. (don't miss the pictures they have a thumbnail page)

Bush's Rush to a Short War against Iraq: Selling 'democracy' by Brand America
Friday, March 7, 2003
by: Mario deSantis
For a country that segrigated Afro-Americans from "whites" up until only decades ago it is hard to swallow the claim to moral high ground as the United States claims its "just war" against Iraq.

Expansion of Human Rights
Friday, March 7, 2003
by: Mike Reilly
Canada though a small country actually has a larger population than Iraq, could truly play an important role in assisting the United Nations to find a workable equation that will bring the United States and the rest of the members together oveer the issue of human rights.

The Universe inside our scull
Thursday, March 6, 2003
by: Timothy W. Shire
Perhaps it was the glaring beauty of Ken Jone's pictures, maybe walking around wearing a snorkel hooded parka for months or maybe it is just the way it is. Yesterday's sunrise is a figment of our image-ation process.

Re-Learning how to read the lips and how to read between the lines: The Taxing Case of Mr. Robinson
Thursday, March 6, 2003
by: Mario deSantis
While Walter Robinson advocates tax cuts Mario deSantis points out that perhaps the rosy tax picture in the United States is actually a major nightmare as debts rise and the economy winds down.


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