Saskboy's Abandoned Stuff: Hire Organ Donor Transplant Doctors

Saskatchewan has a big problem in our health care system. The last Premier, Wall, promised to do something about this, but nothing got fixed. Premier Moe may be too busy picking a fight with B.C. to ask his Health Minister(s) to hire a small team of doctors to ensure donor organs are collected and given ...

Saskboy's Abandoned Stuff: Reporter Was Right Before

When someone is correct multiple times about major events, it’s worth hearing what they have to say about the latest unfolding. Trump’s Presidency is crumbling, and if Americans wake up, it won’t last long into next year.

mark a rayner: Silver IBPA Benjamin Franklin Award for The Fatness!

Hey, hey, The Fatness won a Silver in the humor category of the 30th annual IBPA Benjamin Franklin Award™ These awards aren’t well-known generally, but they’re quite prestigious and valuable indicators of quality. The Independent Book Publishing Association (IBPA) has more than 3,000 members, and is the largest publishing trade association in the U.S. This ...

Saskboy's Abandoned Stuff: Up Is Down In Moe Town

Will @CBCSask and @leaderpost and @620ckrm let the Premier continue to lie without being challenged?Does @ryanmeili or someone else have to say something first? Is there no permission to correct the Premier's lies?#skpoli #carbontax — Saskboy (@saskboy) April 3, 2018 Saskatchewan's emissions are going up, not down https://t.co/nlZxCrOsv3 pic.twitter.com/KspZuhpexX — Regina Leader-Post (@leaderpost) April 4, ...

centre of the universe: …out of Nothing at all

Now. You may not live in Regina. You may not live in Saskatchewan. Hell, you may not even live in Canada, or maybe you’re not a North Americaner. Either way, it doens’t matter because there is “nothing wrong”. Don’t take my word for it. Local developer Fortress Real Developments has reassured the pubic* via the ...

Saskboy's Abandoned Stuff: Husky Might Be Fined

Husky has only been charged now by the Crown, for a spill nearly 2 years ago. Federal charges may be pending too. The provincial charges carry a possible fine of only $1M. Great deal for an oil company, to operate and ruin the water supply of Saskatchewan’s 3 largest city and many other people too. ...

Saskboy's Abandoned Stuff: Miami Bridge Collapses

Why did the ABC bridge have its pivot supports removed before the overhead support cables visible in the finished design were installed? Days ago: Community gathers to watch 950-ton bridge move across Southwest 8th Street Leonor Flores ’98 is a project executive and one of 63 FIU alumni who work for MCM, the construction firm ...

Saskboy's Abandoned Stuff: Queen Survived New Zealand Assasin

This is a wild tale of a misguided 17 year old kid who later killed himself after being in and out of jail.

Saskboy's Abandoned Stuff: Don’t Make It Sound Like There’s More Than One Thing

“recognize its own climate change efforts, such as carbon capture and storage. ” Effort, not “efforts”. There’s only been one effort made, and arguably the CCS project increases emissions since it’s an Enhanced Oil Recovery project that enables Cenovus to extract more oil which will be burned. Whether the net CO2 from CCS is a ...

Saskboy's Abandoned Stuff: Amarillo Police Shoot the “Good Guy With A Gun”

This is pretty much how you could imagine things would go wrong if you were caught disarming a crazed gunman before or as police arrive on the scene. Garces and Blackburn are working with the city to ensure the medical bills are paid, but Garces hopes for one other item: More education for officers on ...

Nunc Scio | Politics. Media. Culture. Now you know.: A Guide to Transform Old Axe into the Best Backing Axe Anytime

A sharp and might axe is a dream of every wood cutting person. Using a dull and rusty axe can be dangerous and might even result in some injuries as well. Having a deep knowledge about the sharpening process is as important as that of tree cutting. Sharpening an axe can be a dreary task ...

Saskboy's Abandoned Stuff: Layin’ Pipe

Wanda's having relationship troubles…because she's just not that into #pipelines:https://t.co/V8ppUMFnTd RT if you can identify with Wanda. #StopKM #NotPipelines#cdnpoli #bcpoli #WaterIsLife #NoMeansNo pic.twitter.com/1zCvBAA1Sf — Mike Hudema (@MikeHudema) February 15, 2018 From reality:Are you sure this wasn't speaking to the #WaterProtectors, and a CC to your email?A pipeline is expedient, and not correct if we hope ...

Saskboy's Abandoned Stuff: SK NDP Chasing Fossils

This was sent to me, and the person asked it be published anonymously: Tonight while scrolling though Facebook I noticed a statement from you about the pipeline in BC. I am actually very disappointed to see you support it. We don’t need any more pipelines in this country, we need to invest in solar and ...

mark a rayner: London media cover The Fatness

I was really pleased to see how the local media stepped up to cover my new release, The Fatness. On New Year’s Day, the London Free Press published an article titled: “Satirist takes a bite out of obesity epidemic” My thanks to Dan Brown for a truly enjoyable interview and an insightful and well-written article! ...

mark a rayner: Long guest post on Booklikes

I have a long guest post up on the Booklikes blog today, in which I describe the process of writing The Fatness. There’s also a giveaway of the book there. Check it out here.

Nunc Scio | Politics. Media. Culture. Now you know.: THE ONTARIO CORONER’S CYCLING REPORT: THE GOOD, THE BAD, AND THE TAKEAWAY

I bike in Toronto. I’ve been hit by a car (and walked away), slipped on street car tracks, cussed out and been cussed out. It’s a great way to get around, but it can be tough out there. So, I was interested to read the Ontario Coroner’s morbidly titled “Cycling Death Review“. I was concerned ...

Nunc Scio | Politics. Media. Culture. Now you know.: Giorgio Mammoliti and the abuse of language

In his 1946 essay “Politics and the English Language”, George Orwell explains how the political use of language is more often employed to obscure meaning than to illuminate it. In his words, The writer either has a meaning and cannot express it, or he inadvertently says something else, or he is almost indifferent as to ...

Nunc Scio | Politics. Media. Culture. Now you know.: Confusing weather with climate in the UK Riots

Over at Macleans OnCampus, Robyn Urback shrugs off the political and social causes and implications of the UK riots. Fair enough; you can make a reasoned argument in that direction, even though I disagree. But she does one very unfortunate thing while making her case, which is fairly emblematic of the problems I’ve noticed with ...

Nunc Scio | Politics. Media. Culture. Now you know.: COUNT ME IN FOR “ONECITY”

By now you’ve probably heard about TTC Chair Karen Stintz (pictured) and Councilor Glenn DeBaeremaeker mega-plan for transity in Toronto- OneCity. Royson James has all the details over at the Star, so I won’t rehash them here. But in short – subways, LRT, and a plan that actually works for Toronto. Not just Toronto today, ...

Saskboy's Abandoned Stuff: Why Is CBC Opinions So Bad?

I’m kinda surprised they haven’t asked me to write for them. We need CBC, but we don’t need CBC to promote the status-quo, we need it to tell stories from all over Canada that won’t be heard without the public broadcaster putting the spotlight on people who are helping others.

Earthgauge News: Earthgauge News – Oct. 30, 2017

Edition #4 of the Earthgauge News podcast for the week of Oct. 30, 2017. A weekly Canadian environmental news podcast featuring stories from across Canada and around the world. Join me here every Monday or subscribe in iTunes or your favourite podcast catcher. On the show this week: Could owning a car become a thing ...

Earthgauge News: Earthgauge News – Oct. 23, 2017

Edition #3 of the new Earthgauge News podcast for the week of Oct. 23, 2017. A weekly Canadian environmental news podcast featuring the top stories from across Canada and around the world. Join me here every Monday or subscribe in iTunes or your favourite podcast catcher.

Saskboy's Abandoned Stuff: A Loss For Canada And Our World

Gord Downie was the pride of our nation: Chantal Kreviazuk https://t.co/BnNLhznllF — chantal (@chantalkreviaz) October 20, 2017 He's our Rock Pounding Father of Canadian music, and he's gone. https://t.co/UHsCnPR2lR — Saskboy (@saskboy) October 18, 2017

Earthgauge News: Earthgauge News – Oct. 15, 2017

Edition #2 of the new podcast Earthgauge News for the week of Oct. 15, 2017. A weekly Canadian environmental news podcast featuring the top environmental stories from across Canada and around the world. Join us here every week or subscribe in iTunes or your favourite podcast catcher.

Saskboy's Abandoned Stuff: Twitter Suspended Victim

Some days (most days) Twitter really sucks at limiting abuse, and supporting victims of the same. People wonder why it's so hard for women to come forward with their stories and then #RoseMcGowan gets suspended from @Twitter #ROSEARMY — Julia Elizabeth (@julaelizabeth) October 12, 2017 Women fight on. And to the men out there, stand ...