Saskboy's Abandoned Stuff: Wall Built A Saskatchewan You Can’t Easily Leave

Saskatchewan Blogger Tammy Robert wrote about the bad governance of Brad Wall. So Brad Wall had his Finance Minister write about the character of Tammy Robert. Meanwhile, Wall’s Government has brought about a very justified human rights complaint by a Cree woman who wants to save the lives of people she hasn’t even met. That’s ...

In This Corner: The Return of Stuff Happens, week 22: Sears Days are numbered

Good news from the retail front — there’s going to be a giant sale at Sears Canada in the near future. Bad news from the job front — a lot of Sears Canada employees are going to be looking for work. The retailer (sorry, that should be struggling retailer) admitted this week that its very ...

Babel-on-the-Bay: Lament for Liberalism.

This is not Diogenes searching for honesty. It is just a poor liberal searching in vain for the true meaning of liberalism. Has liberalism eluded us all? Is liberalism just an ideal? It has always been our belief that a true liberal is a progressive. It is a denial of liberalism to say you are ...

eaves.ca: Teaching Digital at the Kennedy School of Government: Part 3 – Our Users and What They Need

Focusing on the User: Who Policy Schools Teach While students from Schools of Policy and Government go on to do a variety of work, whether in the private, nonprofit or for profit sector, most will take a role in one of three functional areas: Politics, Administration/Operations and Public Policy. Like with much in life, there ...

eaves.ca: Teaching Digital at the Kennedy School of Government: Part 2 – Defining Digital

Why Digital? For the purposes of our thinking we will use “digital” an umbrella term to describe the set of challenges, opportunities and issues that arise from a combination of information and telecommunications technologies. Why digital? For one, “technology” is too broad a term. At HKS — and I suspect schools of policy and government in general — technology ...

Excited Delirium: The (20) Million Muslim March Mainstream Media Missed

In Karbala, Iraq, millions of Muslims marched against ISIS this past weekend. “Women, men, elderly, and children made their way to the city of Karbala on Sunday and Monday last week for the holy day of Arbaeen. Arbaeen is the event which marks the end of the 40-day mourning period following Ashura, the religious ritual ...

Saskboy's Abandoned Stuff: KCTMO – Playing with fire!

Frightening this wasn’t listened to in time. Grenfell Action Group It is a truly terrifying thought but the Grenfell Action Group firmly believe that only a catastrophic event will expose the ineptitude and incompetence of our landlord, the  KCTMO, and bring an end to the dangerous living conditions and neglect of health and safety legislation ...

Excited Delirium: Health: Matters of Choice … Or Not

A case going to court may wind up protecting the rights of physicians when it comes to religious beliefs. A law passed by the Ontario government eliminates my right to protect my own health or that of my child.

Parchment in the Fire: France’s New President Wins Parliament Vote, But Faces Problems Implementing Program

http://therealnews.com/t2/story:19316:France%27s-New-President-Wins-Parliament-Vote%2C-But-Faces-Problems-Implementing-Program Filed under: Uncategorized

eaves.ca: Teaching Digital at the Kennedy School of Government: A Road Map (part 1)

Part 1: Why Digital Matters Digital technologies matter because our society, our economy, and our organizations have — for better and worse — become digitized. If policy makers and public servants can’t understand what this means, how it alters the production of public goods, or its impact on management, regulation, the economy, and policy, we are in trouble. The Indian ...

Parchment in the Fire: A Tale of Two Elections

Two extraordinarily different elections occurred last week in Europe. The first, of course, was the 2017 UK general election, which was nothing short of historic. The second, was the French parliamentary elections in the wake of what appeared to be an equally historic presidential election earlier in May. Despite what appears to be a similar ...

In This Corner: The Return of Stuff Happens, week 21: Alberta’s legal disgrace

This week we heard one of those stories that just makes you shake your head (if it hasn’t already lowered in shame) and wonder how this kind of thing can happen. Here’s the shocking story. An Aboriginal woman (there is a publication ban on her name, a typically Canadian thing to do, especially galling in ...

Parchment in the Fire: Corbyn Lost Labour Party Elites, But Won Over Voters

http://therealnews.com/t2/story:19297:Corbyn-Lost-Labour-Party-Elites%2C-But-Won-Over-Voters Filed under: Uncategorized

Excited Delirium: Trudeau Sells Out Canada

When Trump goes around the US and the world demanding other countries spend more on military, why is no one asking ‘why doesn’t the US spend less’?

Saskboy's Abandoned Stuff: The Core Of the Problem Is Austerity

Then you proclaimed "Transportation Week" because “Saskatchewan’s transportation industry … is vital to the success of our economy." — John Klein (@JohnKleinRegina) June 7, 2017 "you have to ask the question; is [a bus] the core function of government?" -YouIs it transportation perhaps?Yes!#TransportationWeak — John Klein (@JohnKleinRegina) June 7, 2017 In the Saskatchewan Legislature Thursday, Premier ...

Saskboy's Abandoned Stuff: Weak Transportation Week

Sent to a Saskatchewan Government employee who announced Saskatchewan Transportation Week immediately after STC bus and parcel services were closed to be sold off much later: Dear Brandy Leippi: Reading your press release citing the proclamation of this week as Saskatchewan Transportation Week, I was struck by how contradictory the Government’s messaging is in juxtaposition ...

Susan on the Soapbox: Mr and Ms Soapbox are in Quebec City

They’ve learned two important things so far: people expect you to keep the promises you made over 100 years ago and there’s no such thing as too much Maple Syrup pie. A la semaine prochaine!

In This Corner: The Return of Stuff Happens, week 20: RIP, USA

Donald Trump, the Leader of the Free World crown, officially relinquished the title on Thursday when he announced that the U.S. – the second-biggest polluter in the world –would withdraw from the Paris Climate Change Accord. In stepping aside from the Leadership of the Free World position, the U.S. has now thrown its lot in ...

The Progressive Economics Forum: A Post-Keynesian Summer School – TORONTO – June 23-25, 2017

The Review of Keynesian Economics and the Progressive Economic Forum are sponsoring a “Post-Keynesian Summer School”, to be held on the campus of the University of Toronto, June 23-25, 2017, and featuring leading post-Keynesian scholars from Canada, the US, and Europe. The summer school is aims at both undergraduate and graduate students, and registration is ...

Saskboy's Abandoned Stuff: First World Consumer Problems

This is going to be a very uninteresting blog post to most people, so skip it unless you’re fascinated by Bitcoin or consumer culture, or extreme couponing problems. 2 weeks ago the value of Bitcoin shot up significantly. What was a few hundred dollars in my spending account became over $1300CAD, so I thought I’d ...

Excited Delirium: June 1, 2017: The US Takes a Back Seat to History

On June 1, 2017, the US announced plans to withdraw from the Paris Accord on Climate Change and took an important first step in fading from existence and relevance.

Excited Delirium: It’s About The Power

It’s about the power. Would you prefer it belongs to us or to them?

Saskboy's Abandoned Stuff: Transportation Not Meeting Demand

It’s been kind of a bad year for transportation in Saskatchewan. Aside from the potential Supercharger for Swift Current, there haven’t been many tangible bright spots for Saskatchewan. Premier Wall rejects the carbon tax plan to reduce emissions SGI says they’re not considering a rebate on Zero Emission Vehicles, as they once had 5 years ...

Saskboy's Abandoned Stuff: STC Bus Shut Down By Callous SaskParty

Today is a terrible day in Saskatchewan history. The Brad Wall government has ended public transportation to most Saskatchewan communities. There is tomorrow no bus service between Saskatoon and Regina, a sort of event you’d expect after a major natural disaster, not an incompetent government decision poised to directly harm thousands of people, and inconvenience ...

Life...A Small Spark Between Two Eternities: Life…A Small Spark Between Two Eternities 2017-05-30 20:18:00

BREACHING THE ALPS: HANNIBAL’S ICY ORDEAL Posted on May 30, 2017by barrycjacobsen DEFYING THE ODDS, HANNIBAL CROSSES THE ALPS LATE IN THE SEASON, AND BY SO DOING TURNS THE TABLES ON ROME AND SEIZES THE INITIATIVE! On a bitterly cold late autumn morning, high atop the Western Alps, a polyglot Army of Spaniards and North Africans gathered to ...