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Saturday, March 15, 2003------------------------Ensign Front Page---------------------------Volume 5, N. 289

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Cultural icon and Medieval feast
Saturday, March 15, 2003
by: Timothy W. Shire
Roch Carrier read his "Ahwkey Sweater" story to Saskatoon librarian's conference following a medieval feast.

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Tim's Tip of the Day

There is a certain inevitableness about the way things go, or at least that's what we think as we conclude that had Julius Caesar stayed home today a couple thousand years ago he would have just been assassinated another day. But that is simply not the case. Humans and their actions are far less predictable than any of us can imagine and even altering the tiniest detail will completely alter the course of human events.

Ensign Notes

Looks like the web cam has packed it in, we will be back in Tisdale late this afternoon and it should come back to life then.

Bush's NeoConservatism: Bushels of Bushit
Saturday, March 15, 2003
by: Mario deSantis
Peace and prosperity stem from a world where there are civilised rules of conduct for both individuals and countries. The United States and other countries who have chosen to ignore the International Court and are threatening to defy the United Nations are edging the world and its inhabitants toward disorder as they feel they have the right to ignore what has taken centuries to develop. This short article is the introduction to the topic spelled out in the extensive references that support the position.

Libraries: Cornerstones of the learning community
Friday, March 14, 2003
by: Timothy W. Shire
Saskatchewan's teacher librarins hold their annual conference in Saskatoon and here is a first hand account of the conference.

Advice for the "Willing"
Friday, March 14, 2003
by: Dean Baker and Mark Weisbrot
These two noted American economists and founders of a Washington ThinkTank warn the countries that the United States is pressuring to vote for the Iraq war that the United States president is not known for keeping his promises and with the economy heading downward things could get much worse.

Buying your way out of power
Thursday, March 13, 2003
by: Edwin Wallace
What is a Saskatchewan Crown Corporation doing blowing money on a failed telecom project in Newcastle Australia. Edwin tells us what it costs him for his telephone in rural Saskatchewan and wonders and what sort of political death wise haunts the premier.

Bilingual Money
Thursday, march 13, 2003
by: Edwin Wallace
Three quarters of a billion dollars set asside to enhance bilingual education in Canada upsets drought stricken farmer Edwin Wallace. Perhaps he ought to consider planting crops with French names, heah its worth a try.

I wish now I'd had a better camera
Wednesday, March 12, 2003
by: Timothy W. Shire
A trip down memory lane to 1957 - 58 and I discovered some old pictures but sadly as a twelve year old the box camera I used was pretty primative. Still Janet Wallace looks pretty good.

The Bush's war against Iraq: Trying to understand moral standing and patriots
Wednesday, March 12, 2003
by: Mario deSantis
Clearly the world is not buying the story that the United States is selling so instead of presenting an argument that makes sense they have turned to their self proclaimed moral standing and the ultimate weapon, "God is on their side."

Plymouth Fury III
Wednesday, March 12, 2003
by: Timothy W. Shire
Walking down the street the other day I spotted this old Plymouth Fury III and when I looked it over I noticed what good shape it was in and its solid design seems to look still just fine today.

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.

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.


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