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Accidental Deliberations: New column day

Here, on Regina’s upcoming municipal election – and the need for voters to break with expectations to elect a municipal government far more willing to stand up for its constituents than the one we’ve had in recent years.

For further reading…– Elections Regina’s main page is here. David Robert Loblaw is providing a handy . . . → Read More: Accidental Deliberations: New column day

Canadian Political Viewpoints: This Time, It’s Personal

SOURCE: Speech-Language & Audiology Canada – Saskatoon Health Region Cuts to Audiology & Speech Pathology Positions will Negatively Affect Patient Care

Hello blogging my old friend…Well, I’ve certainly pushed my hiatus this time around; but you know what? I think it’s time to try and get back into the swing of things. I’m not promising . . . → Read More: Canadian Political Viewpoints: This Time, It’s Personal

Left Over: Plasma for Sale or Rent…

Paid plasma in Canada: 10 things to know about the business of blood Issue was raised in the House of Commons this week after a facility recently opened in Saskatoon By Kelly Crowe, CBC News Posted: Mar 09, 2016 11:00 AM … Continue reading . . . → Read More: Left Over: Plasma for Sale or Rent…

Accidental Deliberations: Wednesday Morning Links

Miscellaneous material for your mid-week reading.

– Michael Hiltzik discusses how corporate apologists are trying (but failing) to minimize the existence and importance of income inequality. Lawrence Martin notes that the rest of Canada’s economic indicators are similarly signalling that Conservative dogma is of absolutely no use in the real world. And Michael Geist observes . . . → Read More: Accidental Deliberations: Wednesday Morning Links

Saskboy's Abandoned Stuff: Saskatoon Riding the Coattails of History

Acknowledging that an important feature in Saskatoon was constructed by the government, then bragging that construction of a future valued feature (a wind turbine) was avoided by the government instead of an opportunity seized upon, is a repugnant attitude. People like Sandra are not leaving a better world for our children, and Stephen Harper’s grand-daughter.

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Saskboy's Abandoned Stuff: Snake Throwing Video

When a ‘night out with the boys and snake’ goes terribly wrong, you get an international disgrace.

Remember the snake thrown behind the counter at Tim Horton's Dec 8th? YEP! There's video. http://t.co/vVYPHvvTeM

— David Kirton (@dkckom) January 12, 2015

This is why drinking isn’t allowed in public, it’s because of people with . . . → Read More: Saskboy’s Abandoned Stuff: Snake Throwing Video

Saskboy's Abandoned Stuff: Saskatoon A Day At A Time

Here’s a clever video that took more than a year to complete by a young Saskatoon man.

It reminds me somewhat of my shorter-lived face-a-day project modeled on Noah Kalina’s famous YouTube video.

http://noahkalina.com/36/44#1

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Saskboy's Abandoned Stuff: Build The Change #skpoli #YXE

This is awesome. The 3 competing projects are all so great, it’s honestly hard to choose. I was just talking about being able to invest in solar power though, so I may go with the SES option. $1000 gets a future co-op membership too!

BCBC GFJ

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Saskboy's Abandoned Stuff: Saskatoon Lockout of Transit Workers Was Illegal

Saskatoon’s civic politicians are responsible for a City Manager who lost the City a month of transit service, at a price of over $1,000,000. Time for a firing, and maybe a few Councillors and the Mayor will lose their seats next time.

Storify: Reaction online to the Saskatoon Transit lockout ruling http://t.co/K07qxGWmLN #yxe

— Janet . . . → Read More: Saskboy’s Abandoned Stuff: Saskatoon Lockout of Transit Workers Was Illegal

Saskboy's Abandoned Stuff: Saskatoon Shiners #exploresk

Saskatoon is a beautiful city, so don’t let these photos fool you. Every city has a few shiners here and there. “There”, in this case, is downtown. This is the Holiday Inn Supermax Prison. Don’t worry, it only looks like a prison from the outside. You can leave, unlike the more picturesque Hotel California.

Here’s . . . → Read More: Saskboy’s Abandoned Stuff: Saskatoon Shiners #exploresk

Saskboy's Abandoned Stuff: Freaking Saskatoon Police #YXE #SKpoli

I’m sure the Saskatoon Police do a lot of good work. They’ve really cleaned up their image since the 1990s, and it’s been decades since they’ve reportedly given anyone a [deadly] Starlight Tour. Unfortunately, a new frontier of ignorant neglect has popped up. Saskatoon Police are not taking the solicitation of lone women in cabs . . . → Read More: Saskboy’s Abandoned Stuff: Freaking Saskatoon Police #YXE #SKpoli

Accidental Deliberations: Friday Morning Links

Assorted content for your Friday reading.

– Julian Beltrame writes about the reality that Canada has multiple workers available to fill every job – with an assist from Erin Weir: The case for job shortages in Canada became thinner Tuesday with the most recent data showing vacancies actually fell to 200,000 at the start of . . . → Read More: Accidental Deliberations: Friday Morning Links

Saskboy's Abandoned Stuff: Killer Robots From Earth

I grew up thinking that Killer Robots From Venus was a pretty amusing song. Now that we’re living in 2013, the ‘future’, we have to seriously contemplate the implications of building robots that can kill as their intended purpose. Our next-future expectations depend upon what we choose now. I’m not okay with building Terminators, just . . . → Read More: Saskboy’s Abandoned Stuff: Killer Robots From Earth

Saskboy's Abandoned Stuff: Geist on Copyright vs. Internet

An interesting, long lecture from Canadian copyright expert Michael Geist, given at the U of Sask. recently. ADDED: Here’s a little on open government, as presented at the U of Regina . . . → Read More: Saskboy’s Abandoned Stuff: Geist on Copyright vs. Internet

LeDaro: Saskatoon needs an exorcist!

There is a devil in Saskatoon.

“Church leaders in Saskatoon have been considering whether Saskatoon needs a trained exorcist.”

Any candidates out there?

CBC story.

Saskboy's Abandoned Stuff: Girl in Saskatoon

Cash was truly great. I hadn’t heard this song until Tuesday, but it even has caragana bush mentioned in it. Not sure why someone would bed down in it though, it’s really prickly if not the mature branches that would provide little shelter.

– Hat tip to OminoCity and SaskNews

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