There’s a cliche around the City of Regina the last while. Politicians will say a project is “on time and on budget”, but fail to point out that the initial estimates for the budget and time it’s expected to be completed, are amended as the project goes along. Get support for the project by low-balling […] . . . → Read More: Saskboy’s Abandoned Stuff: On Time and On Budget
Sometimes The Beaverton really understands me. This morning on CBC Morning Edition, Sheila Coles had Mark Jacobson as a guest. He’s a Stanford professor who I mentioned in my letter to the editor a couple weeks ago. Anyway, I learned a lot of great points about transitioning to a Wind, Water, Solar (WWS) electrical system […] . . . → Read More: Saskboy’s Abandoned Stuff: Take Your Mind Off Things
Eeeevil Lefties: ‘This is a disaster. We should aim to prevent future disasters. What went so wrong?’ Rawlco: “it will be positive and it will go a long way to mitigating Alberta’s downturn.” He’s a story about how people survived north of the Fort Mac wildfire. 39. They can safely evacuate 25,000 people from a […] . . . → Read More: Saskboy’s Abandoned Stuff: Double Standards
The following is blog navel gazing that you probably won’t be interested in, but I’m keeping a record of it for my amusement. A change (probably in personnel) about 2 months ago at CBC has prompted them to start disabling (deleting) some of my comments on their news stories. A collection of them is below […] . . . → Read More: Saskboy’s Abandoned Stuff: CBC Censoring More Of My Comments
I hope we see meaningful changes in our economy, in time. There’s not a great understanding in our society that the economy is a system of resource distribution. We’ve enshrined it, even creating a phony holiday today when our retail gods go into the black. .@SheilaColesCBC @MMandryk "Who would say today that the economy should […] . . . → Read More: Saskboy’s Abandoned Stuff: Suzuki’s No Slave To The Economy
…But controlling a mob isn’t something you can really predict.
What’s the Saskatchewan Premier doing releasing an open letter to the Prime Minister calling for a “pause” and “delay” to refugee settlement? He’s equating terrorism in France with Syrian refugees on their way to live in Saskatchewan. That’s a terrible, and Islamophobic position to take.
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There are opportunities to support journalism in Canada that doesn’t take millions from the oil industry and the oil-soaked Conservative government.
Had you heard that the Conservative Party communicated with Enbridge, in secret, through Mike Duffy? If you don’t watch independent journalism online, you might miss important news like that.
The National/Vancounver Observer and CanadaLand . . . → Read More: Saskboy’s Abandoned Stuff: Canada’s Oily Media
I think #JianGhomeshi learned the one way to trend at the top of Twitter that's as bad, or worse, than dying.
— Saskboy K. (@saskboy) October 27, 2014
“Someone also began colluding with a freelance writer who was known not to be a fan of mine and, together, they set out to . . . → Read More: Saskboy’s Abandoned Stuff: To think, he was once the King of Spain
Saskatchewan’s lovable radio host asks: “What are you thinking and feeling about 1) our Canada today b) yesterday on the “Hill” and c) the cowardice and evil in our midst. Is Canada different today? How do we deal with terrorism and radicals?”
1) Worried the attack will be used as an excuse to make it . . . → Read More: Saskboy’s Abandoned Stuff: Where Saskatchewan Comes To Count
The CBC plan to shift its priorities from television and radio to digital and mobile services, and reduce staff, abandons Canadians, says Friends of Canadian Broadcasting.
The post CBC “Abandons Canadians”, Says Friends of Canadian Broadcasting appeared first on THE CANADIAN PROGRESSIVE.
Conservative Minister: “Why is that the only question that interests you?” Journalist: “Because you wont answer it, that’s why it’s interesting!” “You want the one question that I won’t answer because it changes every day. “We’ve been asking this for a year now,” Off says exasperatedly. … “click”.
That's a first: a Canadian government Minister . . . → Read More: Saskboy’s Abandoned Stuff: Hide The Numbers, They Suck! #cdnpoli
I’ve been to a lot of University of Regina lectures over the years. None by a right wing radio commentator, until tonight, and it didn’t turn out how I expected. I know there are people who reeeally don’t like John Gormley and his radio show. I used to listen to it frequently while I . . . → Read More: Saskboy’s Abandoned Stuff: Beyond The Book Lecture: John Gormley – #UofR 2014
I wonder if talk radio will be buzzing about how Manitobans let a young woman freeze to death rather than stop and see why she was trying to flag them down for help.
I bet John Gormley Live will be all over this scandal and worrying shift in Canadian values.
Family members of a woman . . . → Read More: Saskboy’s Abandoned Stuff: Canadian Woman Freezes To Death
I think it was the summer I finished public school when my Father’s friend came up from a respite from California, and brought a collection of Reel-to-reel tapes of his collection of old radio programs. I spent the summer listening. I focused on The Shadow, and Dimension X… I remember this one.
David Brin posted . . . → Read More: cartoon life: A logic named Joe
A song from my childhood was on the satellite radio this evening. Transfusion, by Nervous Norvus. I looked him up on YouTube. He passed away a good many decades ago from alcohol abuse and skipped a chance at appearing on the Ed Sullivan Show to perform Transfusion. He really was nervous, I guess.
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On Friday I was invited to talk about blogging, on Regina’s community radio station CJTR. The show was Human Rights Radio by Jim and Gord, and we spent the hour going over what a blog is, why it’s useful to have one, and how it could be used to promote human rights. You can give . . . → Read More: Saskboy’s Abandoned Stuff: Blog Action Day 2013 – Human Rights #BAD13
It’s always been /worse/. And it just keeps staying tragically the same. It’s remained a global crisis with hemispheric deadly consequences. Japan could still wind up largely uninhabitable (if it isn’t already). Canada could suffer directly a great deal.
Steam and non-water vapour has been off-gassed since the beginning.
The supporters of nuclear power have . . . → Read More: Saskboy’s Abandoned Stuff: Fukushima Keeps Staying The Worst
John Gormley attempts to sing a lullaby; Mixes up the words.
[L]eave us alone to reconnect with life and keep the warmth coming. And get back to us when you’ve fired some Senators and Toronto is done. […] advice is neatly summarized in Seven Things You Need to Stop Doing Every Day.
The don’ts include . . . → Read More: Saskboy’s Abandoned Stuff: Nothin’ To See Here #cdnpoli
You know that Summer is really here because Adam is back from BC. At 8:05 Mike will be speaking with Erin George, the co-founder of Cycle for Sight about their upcoming Ottawa event. As well we will have our usual mix of music, news and current affairs. We air every Tuesday from 7-9am on 93.1 . . . → Read More: Mike Powell Fanclub: Radio Topics for May 28th
Thinking is not hard to do, but some people treat it like others should do it for them. Clicking that link may be painful, as it has details of a state representative saying cyclists pollute worse than car drivers because they are exercising and breathing out more CO(2) in doing so. I guess the worst . . . → Read More: Saskboy’s Abandoned Stuff: Thinking Is Not Hard
By Bob McDonald, Quirks & Quarks
The end of the Kyoto Protocol, and our inability to do something about rising carbon emissions, is like arguing over rising water in the bilge of a boat, rather than fixing the leak.
@JohnKleinRegina Thanks (blush)— Quirks & Quarks (@CBCQuirks) January 10, 2013
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Imagine the embarrassment of being a teenager again, except now your source of torment is not limited to forced school interaction with ruthless bullies, but now occurs at home and around the WWW too.
Sexual attitudes need to quickly change, and treatment of bullies needs to radically evolve if we’re to save kids like Amanda . . . → Read More: Saskboy’s Abandoned Stuff: High School Isn’t What It Used To Be