Speaking The Truth

CBC and other media need to recognize the following as true if we’re going to advance as a society. It’s likely to make them, and you, uncomfortable. Growth isn’t automatic and easy.

– Canada has committed genocide against First Nations people.

– Climate change has become a crisis.

– We won’t survive as a civilization this century without significant, yet still possible, changes to our daily lives. That means changes to our economy.

– The American President should not be quoted in headlines because more often than not he’s lying to manipulate people.

– Billionaires have too much power, and far too much money and need to return it to governments for massive investment in social programs like healthcare for Americans without any.
“all these billionaires and this 9 year old has to pay off his schoolmates’ lunch [debt]”

Jun 10
Jeet Heer (Retweeted Waleed Shahid):
“The Koch Brothers understand, and other billionaires do too, that centrist Dems are a crucial line of defense in stopping social democracy.”

– Canadian Conservative politicians have no feasible plan to deal with pollution, and their party leadership opposes real action to reduce pollution on time.

– Conservative Premiers put their federal party’s electoral wishes ahead of national unity and cooperation.

– Regina lacks the transportation infrastructure to meet its 100% renewable by 2050 target.

– The 2050 target is insufficient to meet our objective to survive the climate crisis.

Infuriating Police Escalation

Officers should have to watch this, and learn how easily they can serve a racist system of intimidation and ineptitude.

“It’s not just about me, and it’s not just about racial profiling,” Atkinson said Sunday. “This should not be happening anywhere, and it’s happening every day in our community.”

Sorry the link to the video above is from Occupy Democrats, but here’s the full video, minus the audio when the cop at fault cut the recording:

Canada’s Recycling Shame

Canada doesn’t clean up its own junk. It shouldn’t sell it in the first place.

Prince Charles opened a tire recycling facility in Assiniboia, SK a couple decades ago. A few years after that, it closed.

The Provincial government told my Dad, a Mayor of a village that the village should bury tires as a solution for disposing of them. Make rat hotels. That was the SK Government’s idea of a solution in the 2000s. What’s it now?

Will I continue to recycle? Yes. More importantly I’ll reduce, and reuse, and push for single-use garbage items to not be manufactured in the first place.

WikiLeaks: US Shows Hand

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.

Texas Can Power SK with Wind

With the Saskatchewan Government touting nuclear ambitions again, only 10 years after it was soundly rejected by the population, I’ve been reviewing what I wrote at the time then. One person in the audience of the UDP forum in Regina noted that Texas could power Saskatchewan with its wind power alone. That’s even more true today. Saskatchewan has a comparable wind resource.

We’ve let SaskPower and the SaskParty delay and fail to build for the future for long enough. The 2010s were largely wasted, with far more fossil burning capacity added to our grid than renewable power. That must change in the 2020s, or we’ll never meet targets that hope to save our world from mass extinctions.

Leader-Post Is “Controversial”

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.