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Parchment in the Fire: IMF admits disastrous love affair with the euro and apologises for the immolation of Greece

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/business/2016/07/28/imf-admits-disastrous-love-affair-with-euro-apologises-for-the-i/Filed under: Uncategorized . . . → Read More: Parchment in the Fire: IMF admits disastrous love affair with the euro and apologises for the immolation of Greece

Saskboy's Abandoned Stuff: On Time and On Budget

There’s a cliche around the City of Regina the last while. Politicians will say a project is “on time and on budget”, but fail to point out that the initial estimates for the budget and time it’s expected to be completed, are amended as the project goes along. Get support for the project by low-balling […] . . . → Read More: Saskboy’s Abandoned Stuff: On Time and On Budget

Saskboy's Abandoned Stuff: #PremierPipeline: Good Work Premier Brad Wall

“People are advised not to consume fish caught in the river, and to avoid water activities that may result in river water being ingested,” said a news release put out Tuesday morning. – six days later. “Good work Premier Brad Wall. No loss of life like at Lac Megantic oil tanker rail disaster. Naturally occurring […] . . . → Read More: Saskboy’s Abandoned Stuff: #PremierPipeline: Good Work Premier Brad Wall

Parchment in the Fire: The European Revolt Against the Neoliberal EU (2/2)

http://therealnews.com/t2/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=31&Itemid=74&jumival=16776Filed under: Uncategorized . . . → Read More: Parchment in the Fire: The European Revolt Against the Neoliberal EU (2/2)

Parchment in the Fire: The European Revolt Against the Neoliberal EU (1/2)

http://therealnews.com/t2/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=31&Itemid=74&jumival=16756Filed under: Uncategorized . . . → Read More: Parchment in the Fire: The European Revolt Against the Neoliberal EU (1/2)

Left Over: Just another E-Mail from the Real World…

A friend sent me this article, and I am adding my answer…I don’t have permission to print out the article in its entirety, but you can look for it at FP..it’s short and succinct… WORTHY OF THEIR ANGER Our leaders’ … Continue reading . . . → Read More: Left Over: Just another E-Mail from the Real World…

Saskboy's Abandoned Stuff: #PremierPipeline’s Slick Advice in Wake of Husky Oil Spill: Don’t Turn to Trains

Yah, who cares about contaminated water supplies for Sask citizens, as long as the oil industry is okay. https://t.co/RPoe5incfR #skpoli — Larry Hubich (@LHubich) July 23, 2016 @MeridianBooster here is what #PremierPipeline is talking about since yesterday – sports. pic.twitter.com/fhvqhHLcb3 — Saskboy (@saskboy) July 23, 2016 But one of the big issues for Brad Wall, […] . . . → Read More: Saskboy’s Abandoned Stuff: #PremierPipeline’s Slick Advice in Wake of Husky Oil Spill: Don’t Turn to Trains

Saskboy's Abandoned Stuff: Leader Post: Publishing Anti-Facts

In response to Herb Pinder’s July 16th op-ed “Climate change alarmists ignore nature’s role”, I wonder if the Leader-Post has decided to publish conspiracy theories as reasonable opinions. I think many have heard of “young earth creationists” who contend the Earth is only 6000 years old, but it’s news to me there are people such […] . . . → Read More: Saskboy’s Abandoned Stuff: Leader Post: Publishing Anti-Facts

In This Corner: Stuff Still Happens, week 29: Donald Trump’s Lying Circus

OK, let’s recap the week at the Republican National Convention. Be prepared, this makes for depressing reading. The week began with Antonio Sabato, a former underwear model, little known actor, and failed Dancing with the Stars competitor, addressing the convention. Why Antonio Sabato, no one is sure why. But after his speech, he told ABC […] . . . → Read More: In This Corner: Stuff Still Happens, week 29: Donald Trump’s Lying Circus

Parchment in the Fire: Odious Debt and the Betrayal of the Popular Will in Greece

http://therealnews.com/t2/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=31&Itemid=74&jumival=16775Filed under: Uncategorized . . . → Read More: Parchment in the Fire: Odious Debt and the Betrayal of the Popular Will in Greece

Babel-on-the-Bay: The madness of modern media.

Where do you get your real news? Canadians can still turn to the impoverished Canadian Broadcasting Corporation. Canadian Press Services and its Broadcast News are sadly reduced versions of a trusted past. Television and radio are more and more faceless conglomerates while newspaper empires crumble. All news media are in a rear-guard action as the […] . . . → Read More: Babel-on-the-Bay: The madness of modern media.

Left Over: Gordon Campbell..back in the Soup…

Ottawa announces diplomatic shakeup with 26 new appointments Foreign Affairs Minister Stéphane Dion removes high-profile Harper-era appointees By John Paul Tasker, CBC News Posted: Jul 19, 2016 11:27 AM ET Last Updated: Jul 19, 2016 3:02 PM ET It’s about time, … Continue reading . . . → Read More: Left Over: Gordon Campbell..back in the Soup…

Saskboy's Abandoned Stuff: Merchant Credit Card Fees – Walmart Edition

Originally posted on yxesimonsays:
A recent news item has popped up on one of my favorite topics, merchant credit card fees. Walmart Canada has announced that they will stop accepting VISA as a form of payment, with the phase-out to begin in mid-July in Thunder Bay, Ontario. The debate over merchant fees is one that… . . . → Read More: Saskboy’s Abandoned Stuff: Merchant Credit Card Fees – Walmart Edition

Babel-on-the-Bay: The lost art of politics.

The other day, the question came up: What is wrong with politics? You have to figure there are several good books in that question so you are hardly going to answer it in a 400-word blog. If you boil it all down to basics, you have to say that people no longer want to compromise. […] . . . → Read More: Babel-on-the-Bay: The lost art of politics.

Excited Delirium: Want Cheaper/Better Hip Tickets? Change The Tax Law

The real reason it’s impossible to get Hip tickets? Corporate tax deductions. . . . → Read More: Excited Delirium: Want Cheaper/Better Hip Tickets? Change The Tax Law

Susan on the Soapbox: Stampede!

“Sometimes you need a little break”—Ms Soapbox’s Mom The fun started when Ms Soapbox’s sister Roz and her husband Jay came to town. They flew in from Vancouver where it rains 168 days a year–to spend a week in Calgary … Continue reading . . . → Read More: Susan on the Soapbox: Stampede!

In This Corner: Stuff Still Happens, week 28: A summer to regret

Remember when summer was carefree? Sunshine, lollipops and rainbows? Hot times in the city? Walking on sunshine? Sunny days? Well, not this year. The summer of 2016 has been riddled with tragedy and horror. It gets harder and harder to write this blog; every week, it is a litany of man’s inhumanity to man. This […] . . . → Read More: In This Corner: Stuff Still Happens, week 28: A summer to regret

Left Over: There’s Somethin’ Happening Here…

I’ve been holding back on commenting….reality has been so overwhelming and I feel as if, for the first time since possibly the War of 1812, that the West is slowly, inexorably being pulled into another war, this time on home … Continue reading . . . → Read More: Left Over: There’s Somethin’ Happening Here…

Excited Delirium: Human

Human. Choose which to feed: hate or love. Starve the other. . . . → Read More: Excited Delirium: Human

TaylorOwen.com: Coin Toss: Will blockchain undermine or buttress state power?

I have a review of Don and Alex Tapscott’s new book, Blockchain Revolution: How the Technology Behind Bitcoin Is Changing Money, Business and the World in this month’s Literary Review of Canada. The full piece is here, but in short: The book is at its best when explaining the complex concepts underpinning blockchain, but ultimately falls […] . . . → Read More: TaylorOwen.com: Coin Toss: Will blockchain undermine or buttress state power?

Excited Delirium: The Day America Died

Let’s see … add 1 racist Presidential candidate … meet in a state that has ‘open gun’ laws … allow everyone to get together in a powder keg situation … add a few killings of good people (and some not so good pe… . . . → Read More: Excited Delirium: The Day America Died

Writings of J. Todd Ring: Brexit Madness: Propaganda and Hyperbole

The media and the politicians are screaming that the world will end if Britain really does leave the EU. The absurdity of this now-standard narrative should be clear from the outset to anyone of sound mind. But in case it is not, let us say this. The E… . . . → Read More: Writings of J. Todd Ring: Brexit Madness: Propaganda and Hyperbole

OPSEU Diablogue: Confronting the problem of violence against health workers

It’s a dangerous time to be working in health care. On any given day, health care workers are at risk of getting stabbed, choked, punched, bitten, spat on or verbally abused. According to information obtained by the Toronto Star, the … Continue… . . . → Read More: OPSEU Diablogue: Confronting the problem of violence against health workers

Parchment in the Fire: France’s Parliament Deals Major Blow to Labor

http://therealnews.com/t2/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=31&Itemid=74&jumival=16714Filed under: Uncategorized . . . → Read More: Parchment in the Fire: France’s Parliament Deals Major Blow to Labor

Susan on the Soapbox: Jason Kenney: Alberta’s Very Own Music Man

Like the Music Man, Jason Kenney blew into town with a message: We’ve got trouble folks! Trouble with a capital “T” that rhymes with “P” and that stands for “Progressive!” The Music Man says we don’t need no “accidental government” … Continue reading . . . → Read More: Susan on the Soapbox: Jason Kenney: Alberta’s Very Own Music Man