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Saskboy's Abandoned Stuff: Premier Wall Has Hack Hurling Hypocrite Insults #skpoli

The Premier recently had the Lieutenant Governor read the throne speech for his new government session. In it, she said that some unnamed people following a “misguided dogma” with “no basis in reality” needed to be stopped from destroying our economy while they aim to protect our environment. “They look at those jobs [in oil […] . . . → Read More: Saskboy’s Abandoned Stuff: Premier Wall Has Hack Hurling Hypocrite Insults #skpoli

Saskboy's Abandoned Stuff: Premier Wall Has Hack Hurling Hypocrite Insults #skpoli

The Premier recently had the Lieutenant Governor read the throne speech for his new government session. In it, she said that some unnamed people following a “misguided dogma” with “no basis in reality” needed to be stopped from destroying our economy while they aim to protect our environment. “They look at those jobs [in oil […] . . . → Read More: Saskboy’s Abandoned Stuff: Premier Wall Has Hack Hurling Hypocrite Insults #skpoli

Left Over: No Non-Polluting Victories on Victoria Day…

  Stephen Hume: Province’s secrecy puts people’s health at risk STEPHEN HUME More from Stephen Hume Published on: May 20, 2016 | Last Updated: May 20, 2016 3:25 PM   Finally, the Mayor of Vancouver, BC, Gregor Robertson is earning … Continue reading . . . → Read More: Left Over: No Non-Polluting Victories on Victoria Day…

Babel-on-the-Bay: An appropriate salute to Queen Victoria.

The following is a repeat of our 2013 salute to Queen Victoria. Nothing has changed. Enjoy your long weekend. Happy birthday Your Majesty! As children in Ontario, we used to set off fireworks to celebrate your birthday. It was a joyous occasion. It was wonderful to know that the sun never set on your empire. […] . . . → Read More: Babel-on-the-Bay: An appropriate salute to Queen Victoria.

In This Corner: Stuff Still Happens, week 20: A very Canadian ‘outrage’

Chaos in the Commons! Hell in the House! Kerfuffle in the Kommons! Parliamentary punch-up! Broohaha! Shenanigans! Other old words nobody ever uses anymore! By now, you have no doubt heard of the incident in the House of Commons where Prime Minister Justin Trudeau grabbed Conservative party whip Gordon Brown by the arm to “escort” him […] . . . → Read More: In This Corner: Stuff Still Happens, week 20: A very Canadian ‘outrage’

Excited Delirium: The Scummy Race to the Bottom Orchestrated by the Conservatives & Media

The people that pull Justin Trudeau’s wife into the limelight are the scummiest scum of the earth. . . . → Read More: Excited Delirium: The Scummy Race to the Bottom Orchestrated by the Conservatives & Media

Saskboy's Abandoned Stuff: Wall’s Government Denies Climate Change

Wall had the Lieutenant Governor read to the Legislature that opposition to climate change is a “misguided dogma” in his throne speech. https://you.leadnow.ca/petitions/tell-saskatchewan-s-premier-to-stop-denying-climate-change-and-act The Premier and the Sask Party are making it government policy that a contributing factor in the wildfires that caused thousands of refugees to flee their homes last year in Saskatchewan, is […] . . . → Read More: Saskboy’s Abandoned Stuff: Wall’s Government Denies Climate Change

In This Corner: Stuff Still Happens, week 19: Rumours fill in for facts in Fort Mac

Canadians continue to show remarkable kindness to the Fort McRefugees. The Red Cross is swimming in cash (much of which they have already distributed) and donation centres are overflowing with donations. Charitable organizations are operating with remarkable efficiency, and even the government seems to be doing everything right. Well, almost everything. The government finally allowed […] . . . → Read More: In This Corner: Stuff Still Happens, week 19: Rumours fill in for facts in Fort Mac

Excited Delirium: Paul Godfrey is What’s Wrong With Capitalism

Canada’s media companies give capitalism a bad name. . . . → Read More: Excited Delirium: Paul Godfrey is What’s Wrong With Capitalism

Susan on the Soapbox: Ghomeshi’s Apology

It’s over. Yesterday Jian Ghomeshi signed a peace bond and apologized to Kathryn Borel. The Crown dropped the sexual assault charge. Here’s Mr Ghomeshi’s apology and Ms Borel’s reply. Ghomeshi’s apology I want to apologize to Ms. Borel for my … Continue reading . . . → Read More: Susan on the Soapbox: Ghomeshi’s Apology

Saskboy's Abandoned Stuff: Double Standards

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

Parchment in the Fire: Norway’s Unions Confront Neoliberalism

By Asbjørn Wahl For a long time, Norway has represented an exception in Europe and the word. The main reason has been the abundance of oil revenue, which has made Norway the only country in Europe without net state debt. Quite the opposite, the Norwegian government has a huge surplus – most of it in… More Norway’s Unions Confront Neoliberalism . . . → Read More: Parchment in the Fire: Norway’s Unions Confront Neoliberalism

Saskboy's Abandoned Stuff: Head In The Tarsand

When an out of control fire roars toward you, it’s totally fine to stick your head (and the rest of you) into the sand, in a fireproof shelter preferably. After the fire passes, you’ve got to come out and ask what the heck happened, and why. Facebook has been bustling with people talking about the […] . . . → Read More: Saskboy’s Abandoned Stuff: Head In The Tarsand

Excited Delirium: Lynton Crosby Stock Plummets

Something tells me Lynton Crosby will make an appearance soon in the US to support Trump and his pleasant messages about Mexicans, Muslims, women and others in the run-up to the 2016 Presidential election. . . . → Read More: Excited Delirium: Lynton Crosby Stock Plummets

In This Corner: Stuff Still Happens, week 18: Apocalypse Now

On Tuesday when I turned on the evening news, I saw pictures of thousands of cars fleeing an apocalyptic hellscape. I first assumed it was just thousands of Americans fleeing to Canada to escape the Donald Trump presidency, but it turned out to be much, much worse. There isn’t much more that can be said […] . . . → Read More: In This Corner: Stuff Still Happens, week 18: Apocalypse Now

Left Over: Did the Smoke Get in Your Eyes, Justin?

Evacuees fear having to leave Fort McMurray permanently Energy workers already uncertain about their jobs now worry about homes By Briar Stewart, CBC News Posted: May 07, 2016 7:00 AM MT Last Updated: May 07, 2016 9:05 AM MT Although I … Continue reading . . . → Read More: Left Over: Did the Smoke Get in Your Eyes, Justin?

OPSEU Diablogue: CBS CEO backpedals on paying Canadians for their plasma

The Chief Executive Officer of Canadian Blood Services is doing some damage control by backtracking on the agency’s position on plasma collection. In an internal blog post last week, Dr. Graham Sher told employees at CBS that he’d like to set the… . . . → Read More: OPSEU Diablogue: CBS CEO backpedals on paying Canadians for their plasma

Saskboy's Abandoned Stuff: Trudeau on Forest Fire Tragedy

The Prime Minister spoke about forest fires’ connection to climate change at a community affected by a massive evacuation due in part to climate change. “The reality of climate change is that we’re going to see more and more extreme weather events and we need to make sure that as a country we’re properly equipped […] . . . → Read More: Saskboy’s Abandoned Stuff: Trudeau on Forest Fire Tragedy

eaves.ca: Lawful, Neutral and Chaotic: mapping the drivers behind social media, companies and states in the public sphere

I’ve been playing with ways to help some students understand the online space: i.e. who the actors are, and what motivates them around the big policy debates about the internet, like privacy, bullying, monopoly formation, state control and surveillan… . . . → Read More: eaves.ca: Lawful, Neutral and Chaotic: mapping the drivers behind social media, companies and states in the public sphere

Excited Delirium: Trump and the Grand Old Puppeteers

When you look at the recent history of American Republican politics, maybe Trump is the best thing for them. Time will tell. . . . → Read More: Excited Delirium: Trump and the Grand Old Puppeteers

Parchment in the Fire: Spain’s left must unite to steer country on road to recovery

Giles Tremlett for the Guardian In his restaurant overlooking the Med at Mataró, a few miles north of Barcelona, Ricard Jornet declares himself an insumiso, a rebel who refuses to obey government demands to pay a so-called “tax on sunshine” for an award-winning solar power installation that allows his business to function almost exclusively off… More Spain’s left must unite to steer country on road to recovery . . . → Read More: Parchment in the Fire: Spain’s left must unite to steer country on road to recovery

Saskboy's Abandoned Stuff: Skip The Wishes

The Trans Pacific Partnership is a trade agreement intended to remove red tape for international trade, so if someone overseas can provide a product at a better price than a local producer, the market decides instead of national or regional pride, or even Health Canada regulations. Congrats, your milk could soon have banned hormones in […] . . . → Read More: Saskboy’s Abandoned Stuff: Skip The Wishes

In This Corner: Stuff Still Happens, week 17: The impossible is now probable

Thought Batman vs. Superman was unwatchable? Just wait until Trump vs. Clinton. With the prospects of stopping crazed billionaire Donald Trump looking more remote with each passing primary (the Trumpster went five-for-five on Tuesday) Ted Cruz and John Kasich joined forces in an attempt to derail the Trump express. The vile Cruz and professional nice […] . . . → Read More: In This Corner: Stuff Still Happens, week 17: The impossible is now probable

OPSEU Diablogue: An ounce of prevention: Fighting poverty improves health

Imagine two children, born on the same day, at the same hospital, to different parents. One family is rich, the other is poor. Experts say one of those kids will grow up to be healthier than the other. Which one … Continue reading → . . . → Read More: OPSEU Diablogue: An ounce of prevention: Fighting poverty improves health

Saskboy's Abandoned Stuff: Being a Cyborg Can Leave a Lot to Think About

Pacemakers and Piracy: The Unintended Consequences of the DMCA for Medical Implantshttps://t.co/uGz68CtR7V pic.twitter.com/ZXFrZgRCBd — Cory Doctorow (@doctorow) April 25, 2016 “Today there are well over 3 million pacemakers and over 1.7 million ICD’s in use.” What should you do to close potential cybersecurity vulnerabilities in your wireless implantable design? For one, make device security an […] . . . → Read More: Saskboy’s Abandoned Stuff: Being a Cyborg Can Leave a Lot to Think About