This one goes back a few years now…
April 6, 2006 Thursday Final Edition SASKATCHEWAN: Mayor’s approval rating with felines is suspect BYLINE: The Star Phoenix
Residents of a village in southern Saskatchewan may want to be on the lookout for a cat that’s got a definite taste for politics.
The mayor of Wood Mountain says he spent three days in hospital last week receiving antibiotic treatment for an infection after the feline bit him.
Michael Klein says he was chomped while at the home of a business acquaintance. He perhaps should have seen it coming.
The same cat bit (Read more…)
Life doesn’t get any easier when problems are compounded by big mistakes. I’m taking a few days away from usual blogging and social media to think, so don’t think I’ve gone anywhere. I’ll probably pop in sooner than later.
Kent looks the same… but his mind has left him.
Amazing CBC coverage of climate change from the early 1980s. Bob McDonald, Peter Kent, and others make appearances: Attention Washington: Peter Kent explains Climate Change (the briefing you won’t see).
“The natural preoccupation with the weather tomorrow, the next day, or even Thursday, has distracted public attention from the longer term implications of the Greenhouse Effect.” – Peter Kent, 1984 on CBC
“The Greenhouse Effect must be considered as the world’s most serious environmental concern.” Now he’s the nation’s Environment Minister, and he acts like a POS. What
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One sign that a country is in trouble is when the top court’s opinion is deemed controversial.
Canada doesn’t have to worry about that, not because its Supreme Court is so respected, but because of how little Canadians know about its rulings, in particular that our highest court believes abortion should be restricted.
It was only a few months ago when many MPs, of all stripes, attacked Conservative MP Stephen Woodworth‘s motion that sought to study when life begins, either pretending or genuinely not knowing their nation’s Supreme Court had asked for the government to do the very
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“Finish your food; there are children starving in… Regina.”
When I first started recovering items from dumpsters, I was of course keenly aware of the social stigma implications. I consoled myself against the probable eventual ridicule by having a personal code, of things I would not salvage. I certainly wouldn’t salvage food, ick. In Regina’s dumpsters, not far from my home, I learned people were discarding money, and cans of food (not opened, not damaged or expired). I couldn’t bear not to save this food and use it, for the simple fact that it was an unexplained waste.
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– Most of my speech as heard in the video above, and posted to my Regina politics blog:
I’m very pleased to have been asked to speak at Campion College about transportation issues. I got my Computer Science – co-op degree from here a decade ago, and I never imagined at the time that I’d wind up the President of a different sort of “co-op”, the Regina Car Share Co-operative. At the time, I had no idea that “car sharing” was even a thing. I’d heard of car pooling of course, but they are different. It wasn’t until I
Most of the articles on Cracked.com make you into a crazed euphoria seeking serial clicking monkey. Not necessarily a bad permutation, but almost always a drain on the productive use of ones time. However, I really enjoyed this article on the misconception we hold about what will make us happy in life and found it to be quite thought provoking and informative. The first bit is here, the rest can be found at Cracked.com.
5 Things You Think Will Make You Happy (But Won’t)
By: Jane Jones, David Wong February 17, 200
“If 80s movies
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The last of the old Lafleche Red & White grocery store, and the former butcher shop that adjoined it to the north, has burned down. Most recently it was M.O.M a coffee shop and store. The main part of the Red & White had been torn down years ago. It was one of the many local grocery stores which my family used during the 80s and early 90s. I remember the three aisle store well, and its toy section at the back corner where I’d ogle the Transformers for sale, but out of my spending power. Instead,
Shocking, exciting news from Russia early this morning as coincidentally [maybe] on the same day a major 50m asteroid is set to fly by Earth, a meteorite has struck Russia. Reports are that there are injuries, which have been very rare for meteorite impacts until now.
The camera person nearly lost their poop. Sonic boom of doom, anyone?
One of my dreams in life is to shoot a video at least this awesome, of a fireball.
UPDATES: So many incredible videos! Here’s a dash cam from this site.
A lot of unlikely, and wrong details in this RT early report.
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Here’s an interview to explain what this flash mobbing was all about.
More women joined the mob after my video recording stopped…
There’s an encore at a mall tonight at 7:30; watch the videos for details.
I got to use a device at lunch-hour today that had aspects of a medical tricorder, the near magical medical scanning devices used first by the fictional Dr. McCoy on the Starship Enterprise. This modern, non-invasive scanner can look at skin and detect signs of diabetes, giving the user an indication if they do or do not need further screening soon.
I got a negative score of less than 50. Woo Hoo!
This continues my longstanding tradition of sharing my non-embarrassing medical test results on the Internet, so I don’t feel so bad when eventually Sask Health
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by Obert Madondo | The Canadian Progressive, Feb. 1, 2013: WHO? My picks for The Ugly Canadian(s) today are these three male, middle-aged, white, anti-women’s rights Harper Conservative MPs: Maurice Vellacott (Saskatoon-Wanuskwein); Wladyslaw Lizon (Mississauga East-Cooksville); and Leon Benoit (Vegreville-Wainwright). WHY? Earlier this week, it was revealed that the three had initiated another effort to nuke women’s constitutional rights to “bodily security, as READ MORE
I’m excited to learn that my name is selected as a site on Mars. I am unable to easily find which John Klein it’s really named after, but I’ll take the collateral naming honour.
Back in the late 1980s all the phones had cords. Long ones. Because you wanted to be able to walk around the entire raw concrete floored, fluourescent-lit, low-ceilinged light industrial space that was the Canadian University Press office of the day, while talking on the phone.
Around this time in 2006 Irene and I were settling in to a room at the Civic Campus of the Ottawa Hospital, tired, bewildered, but crazy, heart-bursting in love with our newborn child, Mallory.
The mass shooting in Connecticut was tragic, and it’s amplified by instantaneous news making irresponsible reports, misidentifying accused suspects, and encouraging copy-cats by propelling the shooter to world-wide notoriety instead of leaving them in obscurity where they came from.
It doesn’t take a malicious act such as this to harm so many children, even carelessness and un-regulated utilities can cause much more death.
So while we feel personally affected by a tragedy on the other side of the continent, to people we don’t personally know, it is important to keep some perspective and remember there are tragedies at home and
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One of the oddest things about death is that there’s no way to reach that person by their usual phone number. We can call people in Antarctica, in space, in Tehran, on the toilet, or flying through the air. We can’t call people on the phone after they are passed on, however. It’s just another unfortunate, gut-wrenching reality when it comes to death. The feeling of being apart when they aren’t here, that used to be resolved through phoning, just wasn’t solved by Bell and probably never will be by anyone else.
My Grandma, who was 95 [and I need
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Mallory and I went to CHEO today for a follow-up x-ray and examination of Mallory’s arm. And lo and behold she scored this stunning number. So Mallory has two weeks of this just-past-the-elbow cast. It’s got more signatures on it now but it’s every bit as radiant.
Filed under: life
Last Tuesday Mallory fell off a play structure at school when another kid slammed into her. She came home complaining of arm pain and when it was clear that it wasn’t going away I put a tensor bandage on it. There was swelling, bruising, no numbness, reduced mobility and reduced hand strength.
The Saskatchewan civic election is winding up in half an hour. Polls close at 8pm, so get in line to vote ASAP if you haven’t yet. I’ll be out at some post-election parties where I’ll find out if it’s been me or one of my worthy challengers who’ve become the next Councillor for Ward 1 in Regina. Have a great night. If I can get WiFi, I’ll update later. Check out www.reginaelection.com for independent presentation of results.
A well known Wood Mountain resident passed away recently after a long cancer illness. Sherry Mielke was a friend of my family, and it’s not going to be the same visiting my parents’ home. I grew up working with Sherry’s computer requests, and building computers for her and her family who lived just down the street. The town just won’t be the same, driving by her and Bill’s place and knowing she’s not there.
Condolences to her family, and gifts in honour of her can be made to: “Sask. Cancer Agency, gift to support Allan Blair Cancer Centre or Screening
Whew. Seems busy today. And it seems like a while since I’ve been drawing, or putting up stuff here. First, the prints are well received, and a few sales are made. The medium books are well received, and a few sales are made. The small books completely ran out, and I’ve a second set to distribute. They arrived today. Free is easy to take, and some have actually sold. The folio of prints earned a $75 donation for Animal Outreach.
As I said elsewhere, the marketing is the most difficult and exhausting part of all this. Products at the store
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