Brad Wall’s “plan is laughable“. That’s because it isn’t a plan to address climate change, it’s a plan to sweep it under the rug for another decade. Too bad we’re short of time and marching toward oblivion.
Clearly, Wall now thinks we’ve fallen a long way as a province since the early days of his . . . → Read More: Saskboy's Abandoned Stuff: Too Much Climate Change Truth
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For a few moments during Wednesday’s presidential debate (mercifully the last), Donald Trump appeared almost presidential. He said exactly the same things he has said at every debate, but at least he didn’t go off the rails, which was as close to being presidential as we’ve seen from him.
But, Trump being Trump, we knew . . . → Read More: In This Corner: Stuff Still Happens, week 42: A nasty, nasty man
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“Politics, Re-Spun” is now WePivot.net! but why, you scream in horror! next month is the 14th anniversary of Politics, Re-Spun…it’s … [Read more]
There are too many people espousing their uneducated, or simply malicious views about the problem of climate change. There are enough of them in some places as to have totally halted progress against one of the greatest threats facing not only our species, but countless others. It’s equivalent to having spotted an Earth-directed asteroid with . . . → Read More: Saskboy's Abandoned Stuff: What’s Really Going On With Climate Change
Bankers Hall in Calgary (Bernard Spragg, NZ / Flickr CC Licence)
Something strange was happening in the world and until a social event in November, 2011, I was having trouble putting my finger on it. That was the night some friends held a roast for me to celebrate my 80th birthday. It . . . → Read More: The Common Sense Canadian: Book Review: Beyond Banksters – Resisting the New Feudalism
The Trudeau Liberals returned to power on October 19, 2015. In the last year they’ve done some things I’ve disagreed with, and some things I approve of. I’ll list them from memory, because if I can’t recall them, they probably didn’t leave too much of a negative or positive impression:
B -Allowed 25000+ new . . . → Read More: Saskboy's Abandoned Stuff: Liberal 1 Year Report Card
The Premier says Saskatchewan doesn’t make a difference in world pollution because of our small population, despite our world-record pollution rate when measured on a per-capita basis. Then he argues to keep Canadian money from going to where in the world it will make the biggest difference in reducing emissions immediately. A journalist asked him . . . → Read More: Saskboy's Abandoned Stuff: Wall Wants It Both Ways on #carbontax
A notable column in the Star Phoenix from Bruce Johnstone, as he chastises Premier Wall’s “grandstanding” and for having no plan to deal with climate change.
Wall called the plan, […] a “betrayal” of the PM’s promise to develop a collaborative climate change policy with the provinces.
This despite the fact that Wall . . . → Read More: Saskboy's Abandoned Stuff: Johnstone: Supports Coal, But Calls Out Wall’s Lack of Plan
The American election campaign, which was already the worst in history, imploded this week.
The week began with a presidential debate widely seen as the worst in history. Donald Trump, knowing full well that his White House dream (if he ever really had one) is now a smoking ruin, went for broke. Stalking the stage . . . → Read More: In This Corner: Stuff Still Happens, week 41: America gone wild
Coyne has a point:
.@acoyne @ZackSiezmagraff Yes, exactly. Same way people don't like paying taxes so they avoid them, but a #carbontax won't change behaviour.
— Saskboy (@saskboy) October 14, 2016
Kevin replies, “I’m planning the purchase of a wood stove…”
Would you normally buy a wood stove?
No, but . . . → Read More: Saskboy's Abandoned Stuff: We Hear #carbontax Won’t Work But It Will Change Behaviour
Obituary: Great Barrier Reef (25 Million BC-2016). Killed by coal, ocean acidification and climate change: https://t.co/V4npCbP1yR
— 350 dot org (@350) October 14, 2016
Idle conversation among strangers around the office printer: -“How are you today?” “Fine… aside from the problem that the world might end due to climate change one . . . → Read More: Saskboy's Abandoned Stuff: As Humans Do
Cameron MacGillivray, the president and CEO of Enform, says he’s not hearing [a year and a half ago] many concerns about the job market of the future. Rather than getting questions about the oil and gas industry prospects, he says he is asked about what kinds of jobs are most in demand and how much . . . → Read More: Saskboy's Abandoned Stuff: Foreseeable Future of Oil
Kurt Vonnegut once quipped that “True terror is to wake up one morning and discover that your high school class is running the country”, a sentiment I have long held to be apropos, but has seemingly become that much more frighteningly appropriate with each passing generation.
Of course each generation compares and contrasts their own . . . → Read More: The Misanthropic Bird: Anxious Entitlement
One year away from blogging and I decided to open my account back up to keep me accountable for the 5th Annual Welfare Food Challenge, a challenge to get us […]
For the longest time, historians thought they knew Edison was the first to record the human voice. Then a team of researchers realized there were earlier recordings that were made by a Frenchman without any expectation that they could be converted back into sound. Our advanced scanning and computer equipment was able to do it . . . → Read More: Saskboy's Abandoned Stuff: The Story Of Human Voice Recordings
Ms Soapbox has the flu and missed Thanksgiving dinner last night with her family and friends.
She stayed home and watched the second Presidential debate. It almost finished her off.
But even in her foggy state of mind Ms Soapbox couldn’t help but notice that Mr Trump is a peevish, unapologetic lout.
Sorry? Who me? . . . → Read More: Susan on the Soapbox: Never Watch a Presidential Debate When You’ve Got the Flu
Even the Teflon Don can’t get out of this one.
Everyone except his most fanatical supporters knows Trump is a pig, a boor, a crass, classless thug. Now we have the best evidence yet of exactly what kind of person Donald Trump really is.
An audiotape of Trump on a bus ride with entertainment reporter/nobody . . . → Read More: In This Corner: Stuff Still Happens, week 40: OK, now he CAN’T win
Trump is disgusting. People that support Trump are disgusting. They still have a chance to dump him.
One of the objectives of the current special parliamentary committee on electoral reform in Canada is to look at ways of encouraging more people to vote. To-date they have considered suggestions of everything from paying people to vote to making it law. Some American companies considering the importance of the upcoming federal election in the . . . → Read More: Babel-on-the-Bay: Election day is not a holiday.
Run for the hills!
.@CNN #PriceOnCarbon article: "because we've been so slow to act on this crisis, bold action is now required" https://t.co/PvV1Y1oFdM
— Pembina Institute (@Pembina) October 5, 2016
I realize several people who I’m friends with, think Premier Wall is great for Saskatchewan. I’ve never held a high opinion of . . . → Read More: Saskboy's Abandoned Stuff: A Tax on Everything Is Coming
There’s nothing else to say about the U.S. election anymore, is there? But I will anyway.
The Republican nominee, Donald J. Trump, is demonstrably and unquestionably a horrifying candidate, the worst in not just memory but almost certainly in history. He’s a bully, a braggart, and a con man who has lowered political discourse to . . . → Read More: In This Corner: Stuff Still Happens, week 39: He could STILL WIN!
This isn’t breaking news, I brought it to you years ago, but a new report reconfirms the problem.
Is it any wonder when the Premier has people defending our pollution:
@stangea The atmosphere doesn't care about per capita. It reacts to the totality of global emissions. @PremierBradWall @SaskPowerCCS #skpoli
— Paul Taillon (@pjtaillon) . . . → Read More: Saskboy's Abandoned Stuff: Saskatchewan Leads World in Carbon Pollution
The first question for today: ‘Is there life after Twitter?’ Front-page news the other day at the Toronto Star was that columnist Paul Wells is boycotting Twitter. It is a form of protest. He will forego his 30 tweets per day and his 60,000 followers until Twitter gets its censorship problems corrected to Mr. Wells’ . . . → Read More: Babel-on-the-Bay: Lessons from the world of twits.