It’s hard to deny that the Sask Party could be a cult.
Police slashing tires?!
The protests and rallies rage on.
First power outage in weeks, and it’s lasted at least 10 minutes as of writing this. There was heavy rain this morning, but it let up quickly.
Getting word that the power outage is due to damage from a fire and won’t be fixed until after 5pm.
Yesterday, friends noted how dry it has been the last few years; I’ve been rained on less than a handful of times while commuting to or from work. That isn’t a concern this year, as I’m working from home.
The protests rage on in the USA, as the 1% cower behind their angry and violent police mobs. Police have been shooting people in the face, in an apparent homage to the Dicktatorial Cheney. A homeless man in a wheelchair was bleeding from his forehead after police assaulted him. A more famous incident in Buffalo had an older man go to hospital with a serious head injury as officers shoved him backward. The 2 who touched him were suspended and the 57 other piggies went wee wee wee half the way home, resigning from the special goon squad, while remaining paid officers. Their leader announced that the cops were just following orders to leave the injured man unconscious on the pavement/sidewalk.
Just following orders!
A photojournalist lost an eye to cops shooting it out.
Also in Minneapolis, journalists were beaten and pepper sprayed as they fled the violent cop mob.
The American police are out of control, but in Canada there was another murder of an Indigenous woman by an officer just days ago.
The PM was kneeling in solidarity, but it seems like more of an empty gesture when he fails to use his real power. It’s no different from when he marched in Greta’s climate rally while pushing ahead with a doomsday pipeline project.
His 20 seconds of silence response to Trump’s gassing of protesters to get his upside down bible photo op, was not well recieved for a similar reason. One time for show, but now he needs to help people hurt by the Republicans.
The end game for this may be no change, but it’s looking like the start of another Occupy Wall Street level movement. Maybe another American revolution.
The United States has been led by a war criminal, and by a now open fascist since I’ve been 20.
Dr. Cornell West is right, America is a failed social experiment.
ICE T sums it up for people who don’t understand the looting:
Canada lacks a moral high ground in this struggle, and is getting worse. Check out the Winnipeg Police defending their purchase of a “tank” a few days ago if you want.
Here’s Utah police randomly shoving an old man to the ground for being on a sidewalk they wanted to clear faster than he could move.
In the past days CNN has been arrested, and MSNBC has been fired upon in Minneapolis.
All this not only stems from the unprovoked police killing of George Floyd, but from hundreds of years of racial violence in America that has never ended.
Imagine an Alberta government not under investigation for election fraud?
One that doesn’t fire tens of thousands during a pandemic so Ottawa can pay them instead? A provincial government which doesn’t bail out sub-$4/barrel oil to the tune of billions, while cutting doctors’ pay.
UBI Universal Basic Income would allow people to stay home, and flatten the curve of infected plague carriers during a lockdown, and would save thousands of lives this year. Lots of climate change mitigation efforts save millions of lives in nebulous other years, but UBI saves people TODAY. What in the GD Hell are people arguing against it for? They hate people surviving if they didn’t directly earn less money than most people pay in taxes in half a year?
SaskPower has yet to build a mere Megawatt of solarpower, but has now canceled the ability of solar installers to accept new work in the province. They went way farther than the cancellation of the rebate I warned readers about back in June. The Net Metering program has allowed hundreds of people to add more renewable solar power to our grid than the inept, anti-solar Crown Corporation ever has.
Not to brag, but I produce more solar power than SaskPower. I also out-produce the City of Regina after they’ve been studying the idea of producing solar power for over 2 years. I make more electricity from the sun than the climate-denying Government of Saskatchewan does on its buildings in the capital city of Regina. Regina, by the way, ranks in the top 10 cities in the world for solar power potential. And I make more than Ralph Goodale and Catherine McKenna’s green-friendly Liberal Government of Canada does on its buildings in Regina too. In short, they all suck, and I don’t suck as much.
People who shouldn’t be making the big decisions, are. The people need to stop electing boneheads who couldn’t pass a Grade 10 science class to save their lives. It would help if we’d make it illegal for elected parties to take money from oil companies too.
Speak up and let your neighbour, or friend, or co-worker know that you’re aware they don’t want to hear your political opinion, but you’re scared if things devolve any further you’ll have beef force fed to you by roving gangs of insane cattle ranchers dressed all in Green and White soon.
“I cannot wrap my head around this.” – Young
When a political decision makes no sense, like shutting down solar in Saskatchewan, you can assume it’s either due to incompetence, or due to corruption. And we’ve already confirmed that political parties take money from oil companies in Saskatchewan, and oppose sensible actions to combat the climate crisis.
What’s that mean? You’ve heard the Con Premiers like Ford and Moe and Kenney are all threatening Trudeau, saying if he doesn’t do impossible things for the oil industry (because it’s rightfully dying), he’s threatening national unity because the Con Premiers will try to break away from Canada to have their own Petrostate?
It’s all part of the Conservative Party of Canada’s effort to exceed election spending limits. Kenney in Alberta is throwing $30,000,000 away on an “energy war” room to target environmentalists and other sane people who care about our planet. Basically it’s a way to funnel more money to crackpot media like Rebel, and climate change denial media like POStmedia. Their theory seems to be that if they can spend provincially, as a government, their ads indirectly supporting Scheer will translate into votes for him without running up the finite election spending limit federal parties face.
As many journalists and others have been saying for a decade, the US was seeking Assange to charge him with an anti-Constitutional law that threatens investigative journalists around the world.
Many people don’t like Assange, for a variety of reasons, some of them real, and some of them concocted by the US smear campaign run against him. They shouldn’t let their hate blind them as to the real threat.
Assange shared the scoops with newspapers, who are now also at risk of being charged with spying, while they practice journalism like Assange clearly does.
Controversial is a code word for “racist”. That’s according to multiple tweets by the Leader-Post in Regina, Saskatchewan.
Reading into the linked article, there was a passage from Wikipedia, not credited to the Creative Commons encyclopedia.