Saskboy's Abandoned Stuff: It’s a Gas

CCS, what is it good for? Absolutely money. Not for you and I, no, it’s good for oil companies. We’re talking about this because the only “clean coal” plant isn’t working properly yet, and it opened over a year ago (late). The delay is costing SaskPower customers tens of millions of dollars in penalties to ...

The Progressive Economics Forum: Empty Conservative Rhetoric on Pipelines

Letter to the editor in today’s Regina Leader–Post (page A10): A Tory Stunt The Oct. 9 photo accompanying the story “Tory candidates laud pipeline industry” showed pipe produced at Evraz stored outside the fence of another company, where this Conservative campaign stunt was held. The story did not mention that the company concerned uses pipe ...

Bouquets of Gray: Strategic voting in Saskatchewan (recap)

Strategic voting Saskatchewan To recap our earlier posts, and to add a few more ridings, strategic voters in Saskatchewan are best advised to vote NDP in Desnethé-Missinippi-Churchill River vote NDP in Regina-Lewan: vote NDP in Saskatoon-University vote Liberal in Regina Wascana vote NDP in Saskatoon-Grasswood

Bouquets of Gray: Strategic voting in Saskatoon-University: Vote NDP

The riding of Saskatoon-University is turning out to be another race where strategic voting could make a difference. Strategic voting in Saskatoon-University Like many ridings in Saskatchewan, the riding has had its boundaries redrawn. If the results of the 2011 election are recast in the new boundaries (as has done by electionprediction.org) the vote would have been: ...

Bouquets of Gray: Strategic voting Regina–Lewvan: vote NDP

Strategic voting could be important in Saskatchewan in the current federal election.  I have already pointed out that tactical voters in Desnethé-Missinippi-Churchill River should vote NDP. Strategic voting Regina–Lewvan The same advice holds for the riding of Regina-Lewvan: vote NDP.  The boundaries have been changed since the last election. Electionprediction, which currently lists the riding as too-close-to-call, redistributed the ...

Bouquets of Gray: Strategic voting in Desnethé–Missinippi–Churchill River: Vote NDP

In earlier posts, I considered how tactical voters should vote in Winnipeg, with the following recommendations: Elmwood-Transcona: vote NDP Winnipeg South-Centre: vote Liberal Kildonan-St. Paul: vote NDP Saint Boniface-Saint Vital: vote Liberal Winnipeg South: vote Liberal Strategic voting in Desnethé–Missinippi–Churchill River Desnethé–Missinippi–Churchill Moving west to Desnethé–Missinippi–Churchill River in Saskatchewan, the strategic decision is clearer.   redistributing  ...

Saskboy's Abandoned Stuff: Another Conservative “cover-up”

It’s bad enough that there’s no sight of Conservative candidates campaigning to public crowds in Regina, but Conservative-friendly orgs are also trying to cover-up their interview contents. Sloppiest. Cover-up. Ever. Conservative Michael Kram's LITERALLY covered-up interview with 'pro-life' paper. #elxn42 pic.twitter.com/JSgnASp9Hn — ʇɹǝqoɹ Jago (@rjjago) October 5, 2015 This particular Con candidate is running in ...

Saskboy's Abandoned Stuff: Knox Met Candidates Forum in Regina, Sept. 29, 2015 #elxn42

Here’s a portion in High Definition: And another segment (it’s also included in the long video at the top, so if you’ve seen that, there’s probably nothing new in this clip either.)

Saskboy's Abandoned Stuff: Oil and Gas Still Not Four Letter Words?

Brad Wall, speaking directly to oil and gas men, remarked that he thinks Ottawa needs a “champion” of non-renewable energy. There’s been more than enough support for that industry in the past decades. This is a good sector, that oil and gas are not four letter words. That they create untold quality of life and ...

Saskboy's Abandoned Stuff: Harvest Time

Had to pick the tomatoes, frost is coming tonight to Regina. Got a single, awesome butter-nut squash, and some baby squashes.

Accidental Deliberations: Tuesday Morning Links

This and that for your Tuesday reading. – Howard Elliott writes about the need for senior levels of government to help address the housing needs facing Canadian communities. And the report from Saskatchewan’s advisory group on poverty reduction includes housing among its key priorities as well (while also favouring work on a basic income). – ...

Saskboy's Abandoned Stuff: What Are Market Predictions?

“Mon, Aug 17, 2015 – 8:15 AM Bill Baruch, chief market strategist, iiTrader joins BNN to discuss why he’s watching crude oil to move sharply higher today.” “oil will rally today” is the BNN video title, but I didn’t hear the trader say that, but he did say a rally by midweek. In the video ...

Saskboy's Abandoned Stuff: Political Advice From Conservatives

“If media insist on covering #DuffyTrial, then cover other political party scams as well. Stop protecting #NDP & #LPC” – Gail Dyer @GailDyer10 someone who voted for Canada's most recently jailed MP is dispensing political advice on Twitter? Oh goody! #DelMastro — John Klein (@JohnKleinRegina) August 23, 2015 “Basically Premier Brad Well has rightfully told ...

Saskboy's Abandoned Stuff: Oil Is Not A Four Letter Word

Coal is a four letter word, however. Perhaps Wall is a bit touchy about fossil fuels because Saskatchewan produces more greenhouse gases per person than any other Canadian province [link added], and is one of only three provinces whose emissions have risen since 1990. The province contains only 1 per cent of the country’s population, ...

Montreal Simon: The Con Oil Pimp Brad Wall Declares War on Central Canada

Oh great. Just what this broken bleeding country needs. Another Con oil pimp like Brad Wall, the Premier of Saskatchewan.Sweeping out of the West to declare war on Central Canada. Read more »

Saskboy's Abandoned Stuff: Protesting Censorship in Sask will get you Censored

A Swift Current person censored a dancer criticizing the Saskatchewan Government. The Premier’s home is Swift Current. A recording is available and is not really work safe. Rosie Bitts Interrupted at Chautauqua via Soundcloud

Saskboy's Abandoned Stuff: Smoke ‘Em If You’ve Got Trees

We’ve only hand planted trees (and their heirs), but we also have smoke. If "forest fires" or "smoke" isn't trending in #YQR right now, what the heck are people looking at? It's like NYC smoggy when smoke blows in — John Klein (@JohnKleinRegina) June 29, 2015 In just the last couple of hours, Regina has ...

Saskboy's Abandoned Stuff: Pelly Museum Fire

I was last in Pelly in 2007 and never got into the museum there. <a href=”https://www.flickr.com/photos/saskboy/18600893238&#8243; title=”Pelly Museum and caboose panorama 2007 by saskboy, on Flickr”><img src=”https://c1.staticflickr.com/1/527/18600893238_6793b30696_c.jpg&#8221; width=”800″ height=”295″ alt=”Pelly Museum and caboose panorama 2007″></a> Today it lost that museum to a fire. I also was outside it in 2006.

Saskboy's Abandoned Stuff: Saving Canada $90,000,000/year not worth Wall’s “effort”

“The Senate is never going to run properly and it’s never going to be worth the money we put into it. So it should be scrapped.” .@PremierBradWall Couldn't SK start the constitutional amendment process by proposing and adopting an amendment to abolish the Senate? — Mike Burton (@Mikefromregina) June 9, 2015 Wall continues… “I’m not ...

Facing Autism in New Brunswick: Canada Needa a Real National Autism Strategy: Exhibit #1 Saskatchewan

Saskatchewan is Exhibit #1 In the Case for a REAL National Autism Strategy Canada has long needed a REAL National Autism Strategy, one which includes coverage of autism in medicare to ensure that children with autism disorders received treatment for their autism disorders regardelss of which province their  parents live in. One of the most ...

Facing Autism in New Brunswick: Canada Needa a Real National Autism Strategy: Exhibit #1 Saskatchewan

Saskatchewan is Exhibit #1 In the Case for a REAL National Autism Strategy Canada has long needed a REAL National Autism Strategy, one which includes coverage of autism in medicare to ensure that children with autism disorders received treatment for their autism disorders regardelss of which province their  parents live in. One of the most ...

Facing Autism in New Brunswick: Canada Needa a Real National Autism Strategy: Exhibit #1 Saskatchewan

Saskatchewan is Exhibit #1 In the Case for a REAL National Autism Strategy Canada has long needed a REAL National Autism Strategy, one which includes coverage of autism in medicare to ensure that children with autism disorders received treatment for their autism disorders regardelss of which province their  parents live in. One of the most ...

Accidental Deliberations: Apparently they’ll let anybody blather away on the intertoobz

Here, for instance, is me chatting with Paul Dechene. (And to correct myself, the impending provincial election is the second under fixed election dates – though the first where it’s lining up with an associated federal election.)

Saskboy's Abandoned Stuff: CVAF Can Visualize Angry Flames

It was the Cathedral Village Arts Festival today, a crowded street fair down 13th Avenue in Regina. It was hot, and it didn’t rain (like it does many years). I saw tons of people I knew, and many stopped by to talk at the Regina Car Share Co-op booth where I was volunteering. One of ...

Saskboy's Abandoned Stuff: This Isn’t Going To Work #skpoli

.@laurengolosky Why isn't the Environment Minister up to speed on #climatechange? It's basic knowledge for Environment portfolio. #skpoli — John Klein (@JohnKleinRegina) May 21, 2015 It’s 2015, and the entire effing cabinet should understand perfectly that climate change is a serious economic and environmental problem that’s overdue to be tackled. New SK environment minister Herb ...