Sound and fury, signifying more of the same…

So this week I got a press release inviting me to come the launch of the Nova Scotia Culture Action Network or NS CAN. It made me sad. At this point, my proposal to create a cultural federation of federations and industry organizations, something that represents the whole sector but is member driven, is at a standstill. I am just not interested in continuing to work to convince people to do the obvious. It is easier to work with the read more

Herald – Tories feel heat on judge selectors

Personal note: I would post this no matter what the party… this is the kind of thing that drives me mad. A lot of what the government is doing actually resonates with me, but this interference in the way judges are chosen, vetted and appointed is just awful. Fireman picked for ideology, opposition says By STEPHEN MAHER Ottawa Bureau OTTAWA — The Conservative government was under attack Monday in the House of Commons for a raft of Tory appointments to read more

Target Iran: US able to strike in the spring | Special reports | Guardian Unlimited

Despite denials, Pentagon plans for possible attack on nuclear sites are well advanced Ewen MacAskill in WashingtonSaturday February 10, 2007 The Guardian A second battle group has been ordered to the Gulf and extra missiles have already been sent out. Meanwhile oil is being stockpiled. Photograph: Reuters US preparations for an air strike against Iran are at an advanced stage, in spite of repeated public denials by the Bush administration, according to informed sources in Washington. Target Iran: US able read more

Cape Breton Spaceport

I know that the Baikonur Cosmodrome is in the same latitude as the proposed site in Cape Breton. And I know that the International Space Station is in the orbit it is in to facilitate accessing the station from Baikonur. Despite this, the Russians have signed a supplier/joint use/joint development agreement with the European Space Agency to launch Soyuz rockets from French Guiana, which is located on the equator. Soyuz is a nice edition to the ESA stable, because it read more

Education Minister ACTS with speed and decisiveness!

I just got interviewed by CBC. Paul Withers says that the Minister says that there will be no school closures until the Education Act is amended. This means that unless the Leg was called back today, there is no way that the rules will be in place to meet the April 1 yearly process deadline for 2007. In fact, even if it was called back there is pretty much no chance the budget would get passed in time to amend read more