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Wednesday, November 13, 2002

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Volume 5, N. 173

0800 Wednesday - Scattered alto-stratus 2/10ths, visibility 15, -21º, wind 12 knots at 290º, altimeter 29.79-------WeatherLog

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Random: The impossible occurrence
November 13, 2002
Neither mathematical nor philosophically possible, yet we have this unusual idea that chance plays some part in reality.

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- Random - the impossible occurrence
- Confusion about
debt repayment
- Abuse of the
bell curve

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Tim's Tip of the Day

The physical danger some construction and agricultural workers is definitely a threat but for true anguish nothing seems to beat the emotional bashing of office politics.

Ensign Notes

Carol Miskosky referring to the pictures psted Sunday, says "I think possibly I would use these items to hold my sewing thread cones and poke needles in the sponge." The song for today is Shania's newest.

Confusion about debt repayment
November 13, 2002
We welcome Member of Parliament Scott Brison, conservative finance critic to this web site as he expresses his concern about the federal government's accounting practice of taking employment insurance premiums and applying them to the National Debt.

A personal abuse of the Bell Curve in Education: Is learning associated to the Bell Curving of the marks?
November 13, 2002
Mario deSantis tells us about the ways the good ole Bell Curve can be used to create some distortions.

Exceptionality: What is not average?
November 12, 2002
Parents really need to think about what words like exceptional, average and special education mean. Educators and politicians toss these words around and the public gets sucked into a vortex of abnormal thoughts.

Canadian Taxpayers Federation presentation to the House of Commons Standing Committee on Finance
November 12, 2002
Last Friday Walter Robinson of the Canadian Taxpayers Federation made a speech in Montreal to the finance committee making recommendations with regard to the upcoming budget. This text is the content of his speech but there are direct links to the complete sixteen page written submission as well.

Tisdale marks Remembrance Day
November 11, 2002
This town like all others in the country take a moment to commemorate the men and women who have served and so many to did not survive the two great wars and other conflicts since around the world.

Lest we forget
November 11, 2002
We are fortunate today to be able to read about the story of one Canadian who served in both the First and Second World War. Ron Thornton brings the perspective of the people who were there and some lived while others did not but here are their stories.

The Greenwater Report for November 11, 2002
November 11, 2002
Gerald Crawford is off on a bit of trip but we still have is report for this week as we discover the geese have left and the beaver are still chomping through the woods.

What is this?
November 10, 2002
This par of unusual object turned up in some stuff from a Rummage sale just what do you think they might be?

SWP6 on the way down
November 10, 2002
This short story includes a series of images that were recorded in Thurnder Bay almost three years ago but are remarkable as they capture the destruction of a huge grain terminal on the Thunder Bay waterfront.

"Have to say it"
November 9, 2002
A mother of one of the new employees of the new A & W tells us that employees have to follow the script.

Standing on guard hollowed out
November 9, 2002
Joe Hueglin points out that each of can sing our National Anthem but it has become so empty because the cuts to our Airforce, Navy, Coast Guard and Army mean that we are defenceless.

Perverse sense of entitlement
November 9, 2002
Conservative Justice Critic, Member of Parliament, Peter MacKay shares the feelings most Canadians have with regard to the decision by the Supreme Court that federal prisoners have the right to vote under the Charter of Rights.

Country Gifts and Crafts
November 8, 2002
Several rural folks have put together an outstanding craft and gift market in the Oddfellows hall that will be open today and tomorrow. Here is a chance to look over some of the unique items for sale. (17 pictures will take a moment to load)

Water Break under highway #35
November 8, 2002
A surprise for town work crews was that the break was not deep below the flooded ditch but somewhere under the highway. Here is the solution.

Water break near South carwash
November 7, 2002
No chance of this being spring, no one has seen this much water in a ditch for what seems like years as this morning the town crew set to work to repair a line that is no longer holding water.

Very slow moving traffic
November 7, 2002
Electrified wheel chairs are open wheelled racers compared with the lady and her walker.

Northern Steel makes a big one
November 7, 2002
A custom product is coming off the Northern Steel line this week as it is dramatically larger in circumferance than standard products.

Last Tuesday's US election: Furthering a no fault, more righteous, streamlined and warrisome Bushism
November 7, 2002
Mario deSantis exposes his grave concerns about the sharp turn from moderation taken by the few American voters who turned up to register their votes.

Bottom Of The Page Picture of the Day

With a cold day, cold West wind and often over cast skies its tough being a tree.

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