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October 13, 2008
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[From the 'Amusing Bits' Section]
Posted by Lincoln at 05:07 PM
October 09, 2008
When you want to know what I do...

...this sorta explains our initiative:

Basically, we're negotiating with the Federal government for the area First Nations to take over jurisdiction (responsibility for/ability to make laws and regs) over education for their children. It would create a relationship between a central education office and the Treasury Board directly, rather than working with Indian Affairs, who currently has jurisdiction.

It's a good thing, because it means more control over how funding is allocated, the ability to negotiate with the school boards, and (hopefully) more money for new and innovative, cultural-specific programs.

And me? I'm the guy trying to sell the concept to First Nations members.

UPDATE: Apparently, Youtube says I violated terms of use by posting that video. Argh. Back up in a bit.

[From the 'Lincoln' Section]
Posted by Lincoln at 02:25 PM
October 07, 2008
Vote smarter this federal election

Hey, wacky Canadian readers:

If you are at all concerned about the environment, or you just plain don't want a Harper-led majority government, you need to check out Vote for Environment:

It's all about voting strategically, so that your vote counts: was designed by Canadians who believe what the vast majority of the world’s scientists have told us. That we are out of time and we must start to reduce our fossil fuel pollution now to save the planet from dangerous climate change.
We believe that the Harper Government’s collusion with the Bush White House to obstruct progress on climate change at recent international summits does not reflect how Canadians want their leaders to behave on the world stage. The Harper and the Conservative Party are simply not in step with what scientists say is needed, with Canadians' concerns, and with economic benefits of dealing with climate change.
All the other major Parties have programs that seriously address our critical climate concerns and are talking about them in this election.
If those of us who care about the environment don’t work together across party lines, the pro-environment vote will be split as it was in the last election and Harper will be re-elected.
We are the majority. But our electoral system hasn’t kept up with Canada’s changing political landscape.

This is a *great* idea. Kudos to the organizers. My hope is this type of organizational work can offset the fact that the Liberals picked such a nudnik (although a smart one) for a party leader.

[From the 'Soapbox' Section]
Posted by Lincoln at 02:27 PM
October 01, 2008
Really? REALLY?

THIS is the person who should be next-in-line to the presidency of the United States?

"That's why I say I, like every American I'm speaking with, we're ill about this position that we have been put in where it is the taxpayers looking to bail out but ultimately what the bailout does is help those who are concerned about the health care reform that is needed to help shore up our economy, helping the -- it's gotta be all about job creation too, shoring up our economy, putting it back on the right track, so health care reform and reducing taxes and reining in spending has got to accompany tax reductions and tax relief for Americans and trade, we've got to see trade as opportunity not as competitive, scary thing, but one in five jobs being created in the trade sector today, we've got to look at that as more opportunity. all of those things under the umbrella of job creation, this bailout is a part of that."

Really? Um, what?

[From the 'Soapbox' Section]
Posted by Lincoln at 11:43 PM