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Saskboy's Abandoned Stuff: Leave Or Remain In? The Former UK Chooses Out And About Does Itself In

Brexit: It’s a term I first heard months ago on Twitter in relation to people mostly angry with immigration in the UK. It means “British Exit from the European Union”. The country narrowly voted to leave the EU, and the economy/currency Pound Sterling soon crashed from the uncertainty of the Prime Minister resigning, the opposition […] . . . → Read More: Saskboy’s Abandoned Stuff: Leave Or Remain In? The Former UK Chooses Out And About Does Itself In

Saskboy's Abandoned Stuff: Misinformation Not Helping Conversion

“I don’t think the technology is quite there yet so we can rely in wind solely.” That’s never been a serious suggestion of anyone, however. SaskPower makes that same absurd claim about solar. More common are plans involving hydro, wind, and solar. Not even coal is useful for 100% of our power (because of the […] . . . → Read More: Saskboy’s Abandoned Stuff: Misinformation Not Helping Conversion

Left Over: Brexit – Stage Left…

The Guardian view on post-Brexit politics: perilous times for progressives Editorial Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn leaves his home in north London in the wake of resignations from his shadow cabinet. Photograph: Christopher Furlong/Getty Images Sunday 26 June 2016 20.12 BST   … Continue reading . . . → Read More: Left Over: Brexit – Stage Left…

Saskboy's Abandoned Stuff: SaskPower Correcting the Record Feels Like Lying

Semantics! Q remains: USGov says coal+CCS twice price of wind & gas; why did @SaskPower select most expensive first? https://t.co/4pGTaVhOmx — SaskWind (@SaskWind) June 24, 2016 Letter: carbon capture project doesn't double cost of electricity Mike Marsh, president and CEO of Sask-Power, writes: …The technology at Boundary Dam is the first of its kind and, […] . . . → Read More: Saskboy’s Abandoned Stuff: SaskPower Correcting the Record Feels Like Lying

The Progressive Economics Forum: Brexit and Neoliberalism

In the end, what was meant to be a referendum about the economic benefits of remaining in the European Union, was about everything but. There will be countless analyses of the results and of the reasons that motivated the British people to vote to leave the European Union. But in the end, I fear that […] . . . → Read More: The Progressive Economics Forum: Brexit and Neoliberalism

Susan on the Soapbox: Four Things We Learned From Brexit

What was he thinking? The UK, with or without Scotland and Northern Ireland, is leaving the EU, but first it has to slog through two harrowing years extricating itself from its most important market (44% of all of the UK’s … Continue reading . . . → Read More: Susan on the Soapbox: Four Things We Learned From Brexit

In This Corner: Stuff Still Happens, week 25: Brexit, stage right

The huge story this week was the result of the so-called ‘Brexit’ referendum. United Kingdom voters (that would be Britain, Scotland and Northern Ireland) were asked whether they wanted to stay in the European Union, or leave. The vote was a stunner — 51.9% voted to leave. If all of the measured, well thought out […] . . . → Read More: In This Corner: Stuff Still Happens, week 25: Brexit, stage right

atypicalalbertan: I’m back!

I have had to rebuild my WordPress site. The rebuilding is currently in progress. Please excuse the mess and the absence of more recent posts. . . . → Read More: atypicalalbertan: I’m back!

A WordPress Site: Hello world!

Welcome to WordPress. This is your first post. Edit or delete it, then start writing! . . . → Read More: A WordPress Site: Hello world!

Saskboy's Abandoned Stuff: Bogus Brokerage Bull, and Other Online Obstructions

“by keeping that purchase threshold at $20 instead of giving Canadian shoppers a break and raising it to $80, Ottawa spends about $166 million to collect $39 million in additional taxes and duties.” Here’s something the Industry Minister should fix this year. Especially in light of the Liberals’ support of the TPP, why are they […] . . . → Read More: Saskboy’s Abandoned Stuff: Bogus Brokerage Bull, and Other Online Obstructions

Excited Delirium: The National Observer: PostMedia Pawn?

What happened National Observer? Why are you on the wrong side of Canada’s great media debate? . . . → Read More: Excited Delirium: The National Observer: PostMedia Pawn?

Excited Delirium: Bye, Bye Britain

Unprecedented peace and stability for the last 70 years? Unprecedented growth and economic opportunity since the end of World War II? The greatest economic market by value? Nope. We choose #Brexit. The voters of Britain have decided to go it alone. G… . . . → Read More: Excited Delirium: Bye, Bye Britain

Saskboy's Abandoned Stuff: Leader Post Sees Coal Future As Reality

The Leader Post published my letter, and a couple weeks later Murray Mandryk cites the same inexplicable 30-40 years canard. He also makes the same conclusion as Johnstone, which is to not cut our losses on the project. “Even some strident environmental groups recognize clean coal technology” Can anyone name even one? “replacement of dirty […] . . . → Read More: Saskboy’s Abandoned Stuff: Leader Post Sees Coal Future As Reality

Left Over: You Can Handle the Truth…..

Jewish Voice for Peace   This is an excellent introduction for those who do not understand the issue..should be required viewing in every high school in Europe and North America (USA and Canada) so that over time education does what … Continue reading . . . → Read More: Left Over: You Can Handle the Truth…..

Saskboy's Abandoned Stuff: If Earth Was A Restaurant From The 1990s

One of the big problems with climate change, is even if Europe and Asia manage to create low carbon infrastructure and societies, it’s like a non-smoking section of a restaurant. Remember those? Saskatchewan banned smoking in restaurants by about 2005, so we got out of the habit of asking, “Non-smoking table for two, please.” We […] . . . → Read More: Saskboy’s Abandoned Stuff: If Earth Was A Restaurant From The 1990s

In This Corner: Stuff Still Happens, week 24: A familiar script to this horror movie

Have you ever watched a really great horror movie that shocked and scared you out of your wits? If you were to watched it again, it would still be scary, but a little less so. And if you watched it a third or fourth or fifth time, the shock would have pretty much worn off. […] . . . → Read More: In This Corner: Stuff Still Happens, week 24: A familiar script to this horror movie

Saskboy's Abandoned Stuff: Take Your Mind Off Things

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

Saskboy's Abandoned Stuff: Gas Production, not Power Byproduct

This clip makes it seem as if CCS is more about producing gas to enhance oil recovery, and not so much about trapping a dangerous byproduct of dirty electricity production. As a result of the renegotiation though, Cenovus is not required to take 100 per cent of the C02 output, meaning less revenue coming into […] . . . → Read More: Saskboy’s Abandoned Stuff: Gas Production, not Power Byproduct

Excited Delirium: And we want these guys handling our Stats Can (personal) data?

The same company responsible for managing personal data with Stats Can recently lost 100,000 files with the US Air Force. . . . → Read More: Excited Delirium: And we want these guys handling our Stats Can (personal) data?

Left Over: The MSM Semantics of anti-Semitism…

ANALYSIS Has the activist left decided anti-Semitism doesn’t exist?: Neil Macdonald History, detail and nuance often ignored in modern political discourse By Neil Macdonald, CBC News Posted: … Source: The MSM Semantics of anti-Semitism… . . . → Read More: Left Over: The MSM Semantics of anti-Semitism…

Left Over: The MSM Semantics of anti-Semitism…

ANALYSIS Has the activist left decided anti-Semitism doesn’t exist?: Neil Macdonald History, detail and nuance often ignored in modern political discourse By Neil Macdonald, CBC News Posted: Jun 14, 2016 5:00 AM ET Last Updated: Jun 14, 2016 6:28 AM ET … Continue reading . . . → Read More: Left Over: The MSM Semantics of anti-Semitism…

Excited Delirium: After Orlando: Divest!

I am sickened by what happened in Orlando and by what continues to happen every day around us with gun violence. Is an investment boycott part of the answer? . . . → Read More: Excited Delirium: After Orlando: Divest!

Excited Delirium: Anarchy!

Does smashing a rock through windows to save a puppy prove anything other than that we’re spending too much money on police, security and enforcement of the wrong things? . . . → Read More: Excited Delirium: Anarchy!

Excited Delirium: End the Monopolies, End the Theft

Bell, Rogers and others want to ban Android TV boxes. It’s time we banned Bell, Rogers and other monopolies in Canada. . . . → Read More: Excited Delirium: End the Monopolies, End the Theft

Parchment in the Fire: Greece has its problems with the EU, but we would never leave

George Kyris Those who support Brexit often see Greece as an example of the problems within the EU. Nigel Farage has encouraged Greeks to leave the union in order to “take back control and democracy”, in a European project that “is dying”. It is true that Greeks have become very Eurosceptic as a result of… More Greece has its problems with the EU, but we would never leave . . . → Read More: Parchment in the Fire: Greece has its problems with the EU, but we would never leave