Is Saskatchewan Leaving? Not That Way

 

Should Saskatchewan leave Canada?

It’s nonsense. We can’t even leave Saskatchewan, by bus.

Why is the daily newspaper amplifying a stupid, divisive, ill-conceived billboard ad anyway? Are the separatists taking the free newspaper coverage into account when they purchase their billboard?

The reason there are some loons looking to separate is because they work in extractive industry, feel they are hard done by because their dirty NON-RENEWABLE jobs are running dry, and if they just blame Ottawa hard enough they’ll get their good times back.

How else does Moe nurture the fantasies of separatists? His party is mocking Alberta’s economic projection simply because their government is presently NDP, even though they’re also pro-oil. He’s also making us pay for a futile carbon tax court challenge, against our future.

Maybe I should express less disdain for the local daily newspaper. Then again, they keep running a column of someone who once libeled me in his column there. And they regularly publish other Climate Change Deniers, who are harming our world and consequently our families.

I can’t tell if their cold recklessness in misinforming people is maliciousness or simple indifference or stupidity. There’s a razor that answers that, but I’m still leaning toward maliciousness as the cause. I don’t want to accept that such a large organization is that corrupt, but obviously it can be.

Testimony In USA and Canada

An amazing bit of questioning in the USA by AOC of Trump’s former lawyer, Cohen.
https://www.rawstory.com/2019/02/watch-rep-aoc-gets-michael-cohen-admit-oath-trump-committed-insurance-tax-fraud/

And burying the (local) Canadian story…

North of the border, JWR spoke some truth about the PMO. Sorry about the TLAs (Three Letter Acronyms).

Glop & Pail Redefining Moral Leader

Instead of picking a moral leader like Elizabeth May to feature, the wretched folks editing Canada’s worst newspaper that isn’t Postmedia, thought to abuse our language with this:

Moral? It’s offensive that they characterize the leader of the #CPCracists in this way.
He:
-opposes action on #climatechange, which will kill millions.
-opposes safe abortion, which will kill women.
-gives comfort to racists who would kill people they hate.

Elsewhere in their paper they even mention he’s no plan to deal with climate change.

And here is Scheer looking to cut journalism.

#SaveSTC: Does Saskatchewan Have a Developed Economy Still?

The gov’t was totally negligent, not even doing as much to ensure people could get to their medical appointments as some guy in Regina could do with less than an hour of effort. If they had, they might have realized Greyhound was considering closure, & STC would corner market. And Hargrave and Carr have remained recklessly partisan and heartless as Saskatchewan people and cross-Canada travelers alike are left without mainstream inter-city/province/country bus service. It leaves people questioning if we’re even a developed economy anymore.

If you’re driving across Canada, and your car breaks down in Regina, you can’t leave it by train, bus, or by hitchhiking (not legally). The government only just barely authorized ridesharing services like Uber and Lyft.

The train station is a casino only, the bus depot is a cop shop & vacant building, and the airport can’t be reached by bus/bike/walking. There are plenty of friendly and sympathetic people who’ll give you a ride if you ask, but for some demographics that’s too dangerous to contemplate.

Gone John Himpe

John Himpe was a radio and blogging wizard. Now he’s gone, at a young 38 years of age.

Here’s his account of first getting on the Internet:

Because there were only so many hours of Internet for the year, I was always mindful of the clock.  Many days, spending an entire hour online seemed like an eternity.  Today, that can pass in the blink of an eye.

The Internet of 1994 was a distinctly different experience from today.  Web pages were primarily coded by hand – not generated by databases.  Dropping an e-mail to whoever was responsible for a website usually ended up netting you a new friend in the process.  And, admiration – not SEO – was the motive for linking to another’s online creation.  It was a very different time, and the content reflected that.

In my circle of friends, I was that kid – one of the first on the block to get Internet access.  When people would come over to hang out, the Internet was a mild distraction – but one that wouldn’t last for long before we’d head off to watch TV or otherwise get in trouble.

UPDATE: He passed away from a brain aneurysm. Unfun fact: a young woman died of that only meters from my desk at work, less than 2 years ago.