Six In The Morning: Foster Kids, Secrets, Armies, Birthdays

1 FIRST NATIONS WON’T RELEASE CHILD CARE INFORMATION Is it a legitimate jurisdictional concern or good old-fashioned butt-covering? Also, it sounds like the Social Services Ministry is falling down on the job in general. Hooray! ¬†Story here.

2 REGINA TRANSIT DIRECTOR FIRED That’s what “surprising termination” means, doesn’t it? Hmm.

3 Q & A WITH JULIAN ASSANGE The best newspaper in the world puts reader questions to the man behind Wikileaks. Meanwhile, Amazon continues to censor Wikileaks because that’s what companies in the book-selling business do, I guess.

4 U.S. WANTS TO BOOT WOLVES AND GRIZZLY BEARS OFF ITS ENDANGERED SPECIES LIST BECAUSE RANCHERS AND SPORTS HUNTERS ARE ALL LIKE, “BOO HOO” Also from the Guardian. Here’s a thought: why don’t we just shoot, poison, eat and destroy everything on the planet and get it over with?

5 MAYBE IT’S TIME TO NOT HAVE AN ARMY The Congo’s military is full of criminals and murderers. Who knew.

6 CONGRATULATIONS SASKATCHEWAN CITIZENS, YOU’RE STILL WORTH WAY MORE THAN ANYONE IN TORONTO Everyone abandons a bill to bring fairer representation to Canadians.

BONUS! TWO YEARS AGO TODAY… The very first Dog Blog post ever! Guess which political leader it picks on. Here’s a quote:

Not only does he have zero charm, he’s also spectacularly inept as a politician. That shouldn’t come as a surprise, I suppose, given his dictatorial bent. Parliamentary politics, especially in a minority context, requires consultation and collaboration. [Xxxxxx], conversely, oozes contempt and arrogance.

In other prairie dog Internet news, we’ll have our 100,000th ¬†website visitor sometime today! We launched on February 25. We’ll also have our 250,000 page view sometime next week. Thanks everyone for your support! We’re having fun here.

Author: Stephen Whitworth

Prairie Dog editor Stephen Whitworth was carried to Regina in a swarm of bees. He's been with Prairie Dog since May 1999 and will die at his keyboard before admitting his career a terrible, terrible mistake.

One thought on “Six In The Morning: Foster Kids, Secrets, Armies, Birthdays”

  1. I’ve been wondering what the firing of the transit director means. Good or bad for people who ride the bus? You guys are more likely to get to the heart of that than the misLeading-Pest.

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