Six In The Morning: More Mandela


1 THE WORLD MOURNS MANDELA Read about a great individual herehere, here, here, herehere, herehere, here, here, here, here, here, here, here and here. (as always, you can mouse over the hyperlinks to see where they lead. Well, not if you’re reading on your phone I suppose.) Or maybe you should skip all that and go straight to this remembrance by Desmond Tutu. And you should probably read this June article on Mandela’s legacy by Gwynne Dyer.

2 KICKING PEOPLE OUT OF APARTMENTS INTO WINTER Bad. What’s City Council going to do? Oh yeah, nothing, like always. Can’t interfere with the marketplace, right? Nelson Mandela would’ve done something about this if he was a Regina politician.

3 GRIM ANNIVERSARY It’s been 24 years since the Montreal massacre. Nelson Mandela would probably have supported gun registration.

4 A STERN LETTER Premier Brad Wall expresses his displeasure with PotashCorp layoffs. Yes, it’s just a letter. It’s not concrete action, like, say,  a threat to hike royalty rates on a very wealthy company that just fired  a pile of Saskatchewanians. But it’s something.

5 ALBERTA WILL VACCINATE BOYS FOR HPV Well, that’s excellent. I have friends who were damned near having seizures over the fact that HPV vaccine has viewed as something that’s girls-only, when the virus is spread by hetero humping. Alberta is the second province to do this — P.E.I. was the first.

6 DON’T PANIC OR ANYTHING BUT WE’RE WIPING OUT THE BASE OF THE FOOD CHAIN Ocean acidification caused by greenhouse gasses is like to hurt Arctic crustaceans which is BAAAAAAD

MANDELA’S INAUGURATION SPEECH This is from 1994. Nicked from Rabble.

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.

9 thoughts on “Six In The Morning: More Mandela”

  1. (5) Wonderful news. Just FYI, though, this is a virus that can be spread by other practices, not just “hetero humping”.

  2. 6) I’ve a few articles on this topic. The ealiest article I found was on a British study that reported the same , back in 2005 . Nothing really new , just worse than before..

  3. Good points John.

    At some CoR transit meeting ; ( the 1 at the Centre of the arts )?, I heard that same rhetoric, by some CoR rep.

    If the shelters are heated, homeless people might use them!

    What a shitty excuse to be so slow on progress.

    People who think like that should be laid off, if ya can’t fire them.

  4. Not to worry, Ron; you’re not purporting to be a journalist.

    Having read John’s link above, I can answer at least part of the bonus challenge: public washrooms can be found in the Central Branch, Regina Public Library. (The challenge was “two minutes from Victoria Park at any time of day”, right?)

    As to heated shelters, especially along 11th Avenue, I can foresee that they would also come equipped with closed-circuit surveillance cameras, on the same principle as the ones on buses: for the protection of passengers and employees, and for the protection of the property itself.

    Ron: if it’s complicated to fire a city employee, it’s just as complicated to suspend/lay off a city employee. That, too, is progress.

  5. Are those public washrooms to be available to the public at all hours, though, or just during RPL’s regular hours of business?

    Might be worth having public washrooms that are available at all hours, if such are not already in place.

  6. 2) Bad timing to do this in Winter in December.

    4) Brad Wall’s political bite doesn’t have as much teeth after nawing on bhp billiton’s takeover bid a few years ago.

  7. Bytowner: no specification was made in the original post about hours of business. You ask a good question about 24-hour washrooms, however. Does anyone know if there is such a thing here?

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