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Thursday, March 20, 2003------------------------Ensign Front Page---------------------------Volume 5, N. 294

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Thursday, March 20, 2003
by: Timothy W. Shire
Its time to rethink the opinion process, listen to what we say and to what others say and you will hear over and over the phrase "I believe". We all need to question what believe because we are basing those beliefs on so many intangibles. This is a story about adult tooth fairies and cirrus clouds.

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Tim's Tip of the Day

Newflash sports fans, television wrestling is choriographed and rehearsed, so-called reality TV shows like survivor and others like it are edited to create tension and a story line.

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Let's Light Up
Thursday, March 20, 2003
by: Edwin Wallace
We who recognise the unfortunate turn of events that has begun in the Middle East are feeling increasingly frustrated by not being able to do anything that will make our voices and opinions heard. Edwin brings to us a couple of suggestions and then some.

Not to be counted on
Thursday, March 20, 2003
by: Jeff Harwood
Disturbed tha tthe Prime Minister was influenced by Canadian public opinion Jeff Harwood feels that Canada is letting down its allie the United its failure to support them in their war effort against Iraq.

The Bush's administration is a disgrace and so is the propagandistic media
Thursday, March 20, 2003
by: Mario deSantis
Mario has discovered throughout the world that the opinions of people everywhere are decidedly against the "unprovoked attack" by the United States on Iraq. He summerises his findings in the story but the full details are in the references and many of these stories are archived on this web site for future reference.

There's no business like show business
Wednesday, March 19, 2003
by: Timothy W. Shire
At 9:30 Eastern Standard time tonight the United States began its invasion of Iraq with preliminary bombing attacks on Baghdad in an attempt to kill the leader of the country. But the real story is the story itself.

A new year begins
Wednesday, March 19, 2003
by: Timothy W. Shire
This picture essay of children making their way to and from school on a spring day was to be the lead today but alas their joy and good spirits are taking a second place position to the events in the Middle East. New reports indicate that Israeli schools will be open today and people in Iraq will be doing their best to live their lives as normally as possible. Good to see our kids only have to dodge snow balls as the cluster bombs and bunker busters are being delivered elsewhere.

Bush's pre-emptive war against Iraq: just a war for the benefit of the devilish Bush&Co
Wednesday, March 19, 2003
by: Mario deSantis
This story was written today before the invasion began but this writer was sickened by the show business attitude of the American television networks as he points out that the use of force to change the government of another country is the beginning and as our Canadian Prime Ministered stated that once begun no country is safe if it does not follow the line set by the United States or what it considers democracy.

Makes no sense
Wednesday, March 19, 2003
by: Joe Hueglin
If Canada is not involved in the war then Joe Hueglin maintains that it makes no sense for the Canadian ships to be in the area.

"We've been waiting for this!"
Tuesday, March 18, 2003
by: Timothy W. Shire
We can only say this in a whisper because of the relief we feel and fear of a possible return but today it is spring in Tisdale.

The gamblers of the willing war against Iraq: President Bush and British Prime Minister Tony Blair
Tuesday, March 18, 2003
by: Mario deSantis
The US president referred to France having shown their "hand" and this prompted several articles in the American press about this odd reference by their president. Mario deSantis has been doing his homework and shows in today's story the implausibility in each of the Bush arguments. As with other stories the whole story is told in the references.

The Greenwater report
Monday, March 17, 2003
by: Gerald Crawford
Snowmobilers had a heavenly weekend but Gerald is concerned about the fish in Round Lake and the demise of the hotel in Porcupine Plain. But on the sunny side he and Doreen have been married for fifty years.

President Bush is taking the law in his own hands: a personal war against Iraq
Monday, march 17, 2003
by: Mario deSantis
Digging through scores of sources today, Mario deSantis has come up with a mix of world opinion as he found the London Daily Mirror branding the Blair/Bush decision as "madness" and provides us with perspectives from CNN, BBC and the New York Times.

Did I say Red?
Sunday, March 16, 2003
by: Judy Shire
Sunsets are the whole reason we have days. Each one is a gem even if hidden from our eyes as we know above the over cast sky the sun is working its way over the horizon. This one was not hidden and Judy Shire captured it in living colour.

The Devil is not in the Details, the Devil is Simply President Bush
Sunday, March 16, 2003
by: Mario deSantis
Two revelations today, one in USToday about the US president's membership in the secret society "Skull & Bones" and the NYTimes story about post conquered Iraq and war criminal proceedings. Mario deSantis gives us the background with excellent references on both stories.

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.

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.


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