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Saskboy's Abandoned Stuff: IT Problem At Saskatchewan Government

What’s going on?

Trying to communicate with #skpoli gov't?Don't bother. E-mail server, website all still down.

— Murray Mandryk (@MMandryk) December 7, 2016

server down all day. No gov't news releases. So the question is: How many of the govt's 400 communication officers still filed for overtime?

— Murray Mandryk . . . → Read More: Saskboy's Abandoned Stuff: IT Problem At Saskatchewan Government

Parchment in the Fire: How EU Policies Have Fueled Economic Stagnation

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Parchment in the Fire: Italian Referendum Defeat is No Victory for the Right Wing

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Parchment in the Fire: Austrian Presidential Election Shows How United Front Politics Can Defeat the Far Right

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Parchment in the Fire: Democracy Against Neoliberalism | Jacobin

Matteo Renzi’s constitutional reform was politically illegitimate in method and antidemocratic in content. We should celebrate its rejection.

Source: Democracy Against Neoliberalism | Jacobin

Filed under: Uncategorized Tagged: Italy

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Babel-on-the-Bay: The slippery slide to sophistry.

Not all communications from readers are complimentary. There was a reader the other day who accused us of the dastardly use of comma splices. It was only by Googling ‘comma splice’ that we found out the nature of the problem. It seems we were being pilloried for using commas where you really need a colon . . . → Read More: Babel-on-the-Bay: The slippery slide to sophistry.

Parchment in the Fire: The Italy to Come | Jacobin

If Italian voters reject Sunday’s constitutional referendum, the country could see a left revival in the name of popular democracy.

Source: The Italy to Come | Jacobin

Filed under: Uncategorized Tagged: Italy

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Susan on the Soapbox: Two Pipelines Approved: The Opposition Reacts (badly)

Do you have a headache?

Are you an Alberta conservative wondering how to react to Trudeau approving the Trans Mountain and Line 3 pipelines and, horrors, singling out Notley’s Climate Leadership Plan as being vital to getting to yes?

If so, your conservative leadership team has prepared a carefully considered, cogent response.

Here’s what it . . . → Read More: Susan on the Soapbox: Two Pipelines Approved: The Opposition Reacts (badly)

In This Corner: Stuff Still Happens, week 48: Why we (sigh) need pipelines

This week, the Trudeau government approved two pipelines, and rejected one other. Trudeau is winning lavish praise for his bold, statesmanlike decision in some quarters, hyperbolic, end-of-the-world scorn from others.

Trudeau’s decision to allow two of three is simply the right thing to do, in some ways because we have no choice. The simple, sad . . . → Read More: In This Corner: Stuff Still Happens, week 48: Why we (sigh) need pipelines

Excited Delirium: The Liars and Believers

Trudeau’s support of an eternity of carbon production proves that he’s just another lying politician.

Parchment in the Fire: Embedding neoliberalism in Greece: the transformation of collective bargaining and labour market policy in Greece during the Eurozone crisis

(2016). Embedding neoliberalism in Greece: the transformation of collective bargaining and labour market policy in Greece during the Eurozone crisis. Studies in Political Economy. Ahead of Print. doi: 10.1080/07078552.2016.1249129

Source: Embedding neoliberalism in Greece: the transformation of collective bargaining and labour market policy in Greece during the Eurozone crisis

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Excited Delirium: The CDC & Corporations: Profit Instead of People

A number of reports confirm my fears that the CDC in the US is a revolving door of scientists and the pharma industry, with everyone looking to make a buck, regardless of the impact on the health of the victims of vaccines. It’s time to demand science, not corporate profit-driven ‘scienticians’.

In This Corner: Stuff Still Happens, week 47: Tarnish on the golden boy

Is the shine coming off the golden boy?

Justin Trudeau is under the gun these days for what appear to be, if not lapses in ethics, at least some questionable activities. The Liberals have stretched the fundraising rules to the breaking point, engaging in cash-for-access fundraisers where well-heeled folks get to hobnob with government ministers . . . → Read More: In This Corner: Stuff Still Happens, week 47: Tarnish on the golden boy

Excited Delirium: Health: Fertilizing the Roots of Mistrust & Conspiracy

Science is all about accepting and learning from results, even if they work against your own hypothesis. Corporate science is all about throwing out results you don’t like. This is why I don’t trust our corporate-driven healthcare sector.

Excited Delirium: Ontario: This is what you get when Toronto doesn’t pay property tax!

Toronto’s plan to introduce road tolls is a great idea, but won’t address the real issue. Which is? Toronto isn’t charging enough property tax.

Saskboy's Abandoned Stuff: Predictions That Aren’t Fun

“Asia ramping up coal use. US returning to coal. Lets focus on tech like CCS not tax harming econ w/o real GHG impact” – Premier Wall

This tweet from the Premier is going to look so ridiculous in less than 4 years. Seriously, re-read it in 2020.#skpoli #prediction https://t.co/BwLQv9foa8

— John Klein (@JohnKleinRegina) . . . → Read More: Saskboy's Abandoned Stuff: Predictions That Aren’t Fun

In This Corner: Stuff Still Happens, week 46: Bird debate splits Canada! Or maybe not.

The fallout from the Nov. 8 U.S. election continued this week. And just like nuclear fallout, the devastation will be long term.

President-elect Donald Trump (my fingers had a hard time typing that; they almost refused) announced that Steven Bannon would be his senior advisor. Bannon is a rabid right-winger – chief flame thrower of . . . → Read More: In This Corner: Stuff Still Happens, week 46: Bird debate splits Canada! Or maybe not.

Babel-on-the-Bay: Ten reasons to support first-past-the-post voting.

This is an updated version of the paper of the same name from the Democracy Papers of 2007. With the special committee of the house of commons due to report soon on their findings, it is something the committee needs to consider.

First-past-the-post (FPTP) voting is an awkward name for simple, single-member constituency plurality . . . → Read More: Babel-on-the-Bay: Ten reasons to support first-past-the-post voting.

Excited Delirium: How Soon Will Trump Be Impeached?

The prospect of a US government dominated by Republicans will likely delay the impeachment of US President-elect, but the evidence is mounting that Trump’s fantastic voyage to Washington will be cut short before he can actually lead the nation. I predicted a Trump win, and now I predict that Trump will be ousted within two . . . → Read More: Excited Delirium: How Soon Will Trump Be Impeached?

Excited Delirium: Petition to End Carding in London

Concerned about the Trump win in the US? How about the anti-gay, anti-abortion teen that just won the election in Niagara, Ontario? Take a stand. Take a small, important healthy stand against this nonsense. Petition to end carding in London. Let’s not just have a few people in London fight this fight. (By the way, . . . → Read More: Excited Delirium: Petition to End Carding in London

Saskboy's Abandoned Stuff: Paved Paradise Because Parking Was Already There

July 5th, 2016, after years of a mud pit following the rip-out of the previous playground:

Now it looks like this again:

Reasoning given:

A project of this scale requires a large site and staging area directly adjacent to the building. The site, the courtyard immediately west of the building and south . . . → Read More: Saskboy's Abandoned Stuff: Paved Paradise Because Parking Was Already There

Melissa Fong: When your friend is a rapist/ someone you know is accused of sexual assault

In response to the open letter penned/signed by many public intellectuals/writers on the Steven Galloway case…. (see here for story) and my general disappointment that that was the letter they decided […]

Excited Delirium: A most deplorable term: ‘Gullibillies’

Gullibillies is a deplorable term. The sooner the left stops using it, the sooner we’ll repair the damage and fragmentation spawned by Trump.

Saskboy's Abandoned Stuff: Too Bold A Halloween Costume

The University of Regina has quite a few exchange students. They pay more than a bit to study here in Canada too. One picked a stereotype to make fun of at Halloween, and ended up with more role playing than he bargained on.

This is the sort of over-sensitive reaction that we should be concerned . . . → Read More: Saskboy's Abandoned Stuff: Too Bold A Halloween Costume

Excited Delirium: The importance of impartiality

Where we take a brief moment to remind the world why impartiality is so critical to our justice system and how the acts of one judge – Judge Bernd Zabel – will unravel years and maybe decades of his work because if his failure to show good judgement.