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Wednesday, November 27, 2002

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Volume 5, N. 187

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November 27, 2002
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Tim's Tip of the Day

What people say is important, the content of speech is a complex form of communication only a small portion of it really relates to the words said. Gossip, for example, is a way a society tells itself what is troubling or what people are anzious about, skip the content of the story, but consider the issues and the background feelings.

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Many are not aware that the content on this web site is shared with a simpler web site "Saskatchewan News" the top of the page picture is unique to that page each day.

The Marrakech Agreement
November 27, 2002
A conference in November a year ago worked out some of the details, almost completely setting out what the Kyoto Protocol would entail in each country. Joe Hueglin brings this detailed agreement to our attention and the links tell the story. This is quite simply, "the plan" right from the camels mouth.

The plutocratic social philosophy: the use of statistical tools to further the absence of critical thinking
November 27, 2002
Mario deSantis addresses the issue of the fixation that modern society has with statistics and polls.

Christmas Shopping, Consider your hometown
November 26, 2002
Most of the plan ahead folks will be getting ready for a trip or two into one of Saskatchewan's cities for their buying bing and a visit to Sam Walton's place but before you do that take a look at what is available at home.

The United States needs a regime change more than Iraq needs one
November 26, 2002
Mario deSantis makes the case that the US foreign policy is a failure and the country itself is far more of a threat to world peace than any other.

Revenue Quebec: A solution in search of a non-existent problem
November 26, 2002
Walter Robinson is concerned that Quebec has decided to go into the taxation software business and this trend could move to other provinces.

November 26, 2002
Ron Thornton disagrees with Mario deSantis about the confusion over the Kyoto Accord and points out that Carbon Dioxide is not a pollutant and the accord will see a transfer of wealth from the wealthy countries to the poor ones.

Greenwater Report
November 25, 2002
Gerald Crawford has been checking out the coyotes and has some Christmas shopping ideas for you.

Canada should ratify the Kyoto's accord: joining the international community rather than Bush's corporate welfare
November 25, 2002
Mario deSantis refutes the concern about the corporate welfare aspects of the approval of the Accord and concentrates on the primary issue, the one that most Canadians agree.

Dispensing Justice From The Shadows
November 25, 2002
Ron Thornton from Edmonton thinks that Canada needs a better system of selecting supreme court judges especially since the constitution places so much responsibility for interpreting the rights enshrined in the Charter of Rights.

Frozen water vapour, we call it snow
November 24, 2002
A discussion about the course of this year's winter and a look at white stuff.

The dark side of Sunday
November 24 2002
With the seasonal low angle of the sun the sharp and crisp shadows stripped the town.

Latest Kyoto plan equals more corporate welfare
November 24, 2002
Walter Robinson explains the approach that the federal government looks to be taking toward the Kyoto Protocol could cost Canadian taxpayers a lot of money as they will have to pay the corporate "incentives." (To hear the music on this page you will need QuickTime)

Is George Bush fighting for freedom and democracy?
November 23, 2002
Mario deSantis explains the absurdity of the the American government policies that are being developed toward security and self defence of the homeland but are actually something else entirely.

Human nature dictates acceptance
November 23, 2002
Joe Hueglin disapproves of the Prime Ministers refusal to accept the resignation of his communication's director.

Sparrows and backyard flags
November 22, 2002
The opposition and even a few government members get their shirts in a knot over the prime minister's press representative referring to the US president by a term he has rightfully earned. After all this is World War III.

The view from here
November 21, 2002
Our view of the world, even of our environment is distinctly related to where are looking from. This set of pictures tells a lot about us. This story includes the Quicktime song of the day from the sound track of "Oh Brother Where art Thou" the song "Keep on the sunny side of life."

U.S. Senate passes No Fault Insurance against Terrorism Attacks: The coexistence of terrorism and of the war to extract oil
November 21, 2002
Mario deSantis discusses the absurdity of the concept of terrorism becoming a standard part of the US economy.

The Shopping Cart
November 21, 2002
They are everywhrere in our consumer society of today, but that wasn't always the case.

Dr Janice MacKinnon wants more private health care: A casual expert with no understanding of the causality of problems
November 21, 2002
Mario deSantis points out another example of an obvious learning disorder. The reason health care has been stumbling has been the cost crunch created by government reductions in spending and bad management. This former cabinent ministers fails to realise her own action created most of the problems and proposes to solve the problem by repeating the same mistakes.

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