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  • World's Largest Dinosaur Graveyard Found [ Alberta Canada ]

    06/25/2010 7:40:39 PM PDT · by SunkenCiv · 38 replies
    Discovery News ^ | Tuesday, June 22, 2010 | Jennifer Viegas
    The world's largest dinosaur graveyard has been discovered in Alberta, Canada, according to David Eberth of the Royal Tyrrell Museum and other scientists working on the project. The Vancouver Sun reports that the massive dinosaur bonebed is 1.43-square miles in size. Eberth says it contains thousands of bones belonging to the dinosaur Centrosaurus, which once lived near what is now the Saskatchewan border. Centrosaurus was a plant-eating, cow-sized dinosaur from the Late Cretaceous, around 75 million years ago. It cut quite a figure back then, with its top-of-the-head frills and rhino-like nose horn. There is some evidence that it engaged...
  • Facing the Big 4-0

    06/09/2010 10:16:33 AM PDT · by Leigh Patrick Sullivan · 17 replies · 39+ views
    The Moderate Separatist ^ | June 9, 2010 | Leigh Patrick Sullivan
    As I face the beginning of The Mountain of Lifes Ultimate Peak/It's All Downhill From Here/Greying Temples/Wrinkles/The Music's Too Loud/These Little Blue Pills are Great years, I do so sans hesitation or dread.
  • The Alberta Prayer - 2010

    06/04/2010 11:27:22 PM PDT · by Leigh Patrick Sullivan · 103+ views
    The Moderate Separatist ^ | June 5, 2010 | Leigh Patrick Sullivan
    With oil exploding under the sea, the Alberta oilsands suddenly don't seem that...'dirty'. Now, all we need is to get rid of the idiot in charge.
  • Random Rants: May 2010

    05/02/2010 12:04:03 PM PDT · by Leigh Patrick Sullivan · 1 replies · 196+ views
    The Moderate Separatist ^ | May 2, 2010 | Leigh Patrick Sullivan
    ...the Tea Party movement has now spilled over the border into Canada. First it was Ann Coulter, now it’s the average American who is teaching Canadians that it is okay to stray from the leftist status quo.....
  • Random Refusal

    03/12/2010 9:27:40 AM PST · by Leigh Patrick Sullivan · 2 replies · 161+ views
    The Moderate Separatist ^ | March 12, 2010 | Leigh Patrick Sullivan
    However, when I heard that the Conservative government was considering following the lead of countries like Australia by instituting a form of 'random' breathalyser tests, I had so voice my opposition. With all due respect to those fine folks at MADD, there is a danger here that the balance of personal liberty and community safety will be knocked off kilter.
  • Stelmach Ducks

    03/10/2010 12:01:41 PM PST · by Leigh Patrick Sullivan · 147+ views
    The Moderate Separatist ^ | March 10, 2010 | Leigh Patrick Sullivan
    I haven't seen this much flip-flopping since a Gull Lake trout hit the bottom of the boat. Or, as an old friend of mine once said, "He's trying so hard to avoid looking at the problem he looks like a tweaking rooster watching ping-pong."
  • Bed, Bath & Backlash

    02/13/2010 11:55:47 AM PST · by Leigh Patrick Sullivan · 15 replies · 1,585+ views
    The Moderate Separatist ^ | February 13, 2010 | Leigh Patrick Sullivan
    "I pulled my hand back and said: '...oh, wait. My husband and I both work in the oil industry, which makes our money dirty and unacceptable to your company. I guess I won't be getting anything today.' And with that, we turned and walked proudly out of the store to the amazement of those around us."
  • 20 Questions with: Danielle Smith

    02/09/2010 5:15:44 PM PST · by Leigh Patrick Sullivan · 1 replies · 139+ views
    The Moderate Separatist ^ | February 9, 2010 | Leigh Patrick Sullivan
    Recently there has been a troubling trend of vandalism of oil and gas lines in Alberta and British Columbia. Is enough being done to protect our energy sector and our provincial infrastructure overall from the risk of domestic and international terrorism? DS: Some people don't feel proud of the industry the way they should. It provides so much to the Alberta economy in terms of jobs, it provides so much in terms of our growth in GDP, it provides a lot through royalty revenues, but I think that this...government has basically done a terrible job celebrating the things that the...
  • Spliffs Across Canada and Other Random Rants

    02/04/2010 2:49:16 PM PST · by Leigh Patrick Sullivan · 1 replies · 215+ views
    The Moderate Separatist ^ | February 4, 2010 | Leigh Patrick Sullivan
    Way back when the Vancouver Olympic torch design was first revealed it caused a buzz because some claimed it resembled to a rolled up marijuana joint - an irony not lost on those who know British Columbia as the weed capital of Canada.....
  • No Separation Anxiety

    01/28/2010 11:17:25 AM PST · by Leigh Patrick Sullivan · 3 replies · 162+ views
    The Moderate Separatist ^ | January 28, 2010 | Leigh Patrick Sullivan
    What is interesting are the emails I get from my American readers, particularly from the Pacific Northwest and Texas. It seems the thirst to escape living under a big government, socialist system extends beyond international borders. Without fail every article receives at least one "...let's both separate and join together", referring to Alberta and whichever state they live in.
  • Stelmach: History Repeats?

    01/27/2010 2:56:49 PM PST · by Leigh Patrick Sullivan · 1 replies · 100+ views
    The Moderate Separatist ^ | January 27, 2010 | Leigh Patrick Sullivan
    With his inability to pull his government out of the vortex of gaffes and blunders it has been stuck in, or slow the popularity freefall they are experiencing, there are some growing backroom whispers which suggest that Alberta Premier Ed Stelmach may try to repeat his strategy of 2008 by calling an early election in the hopes of catching the young Wildrose Alliance party off-guard.
  • Thank You, Ed Stelmach!

    01/14/2010 1:12:10 PM PST · by Leigh Patrick Sullivan · 193+ views
    The Moderate Separatist ^ | January 14, 2010 | Leigh Patrick Sullivan
    You have given us years of directionless, big-spending government, and now we’re supposed to believe that you and your rearranged Gang of Usual Idiots have suddenly become born again fiscal conservatives?
  • Leigh Patrick Sullivan Exposed!

    01/06/2010 11:19:32 PM PST · by Leigh Patrick Sullivan · 285+ views
    The Moderate Separatist ^ | January 7, 2010 | Leigh Patrick Sullivan
    It isn't often that I hand over that power and subject myself to the will and the questions of another, but that's just what I did a few nights back when I sat down and opened up for an interview by blogmeister Manganic.
  • Squirrel is surprise star of holiday photo

    08/13/2009 1:51:40 AM PDT · by Daffynition · 472 replies · 14,939+ views
    The Telegraph ^ | 12 Aug 2009 | Our Foreign Staff
    Melissa Brandts and her husband were surprised to find a squirrel posing with them in a photo taken on holiday. The couple had set the timer on their camera while posing at a lakeside in a national park in Canada. Just as they were about to be captured on camera the cheeky squirrel popped up in the foreground and stole the show. The picture was taken at the side of the stunning Lake Minnewanka in Banff National Park, Canada. Mrs Brandts said: "We had our camera set up on some rocks and were getting ready to take the picture when...
  • Typical Ontario and Quebec

    12/23/2009 3:39:41 PM PST · by Leigh Patrick Sullivan · 9 replies · 601+ views
    The Moderate Separatist ^ | December 23, 2009 | Leigh Patrick Sullivan
    Really, if you could live in Calgary with its fairly mild winters, closeness to the Rocky Mountains, professional hockey team, and citizens who shower, who the hell would choose to live in Toronto?
  • Province scraps controversial change at Alberta Hospital

    12/22/2009 3:05:50 PM PST · by Halfmanhalfamazing · 1 replies · 248+ views
    CTV ^ | December 20th | Sonia Sunger
    A policy that would have seen toiletries and snacks taken away from mental health patients at Alberta Hospital is being reversed by the Alberta government just days after it became public. The policy was part of an implementation plan to standardize supplies across the province and was supposed to save Alberta Health Services $70,000 a year.
  • Rearranging the Deckchairs

    12/17/2009 10:16:09 AM PST · by Leigh Patrick Sullivan · 1 replies · 222+ views
    The Moderate Separatist ^ | December 17, 2009 | Leigh Patrick Sullivan
    In being witness to the plight Alberta Premier Ed Stelmach has found himself in, I cannot help but recall the final year or so of the Bush administration.
  • Heads Stuck in the (Oil)Sand

    12/09/2009 10:03:12 AM PST · by Leigh Patrick Sullivan · 1 replies · 293+ views
    The Moderate Separatist ^ | December 9, 2009 | Leigh Patrick Sullivan
    Politicians and their advisors are frantically trying to decide if the public mood has changed and by how much, and even more critically trying to balance the appeasement of the people and the appeasement of the still pro-environment business community (aka: their real friend$.)
  • Limiting Growth in 2 Provinces Is the Key to Canada’s Greenhouse Goals, Study Finds

    11/01/2009 7:38:11 AM PST · by reaganaut1 · 25 replies · 860+ views
    New York Times ^ | October 30, 2009 | Ian Austen
    A report by two environmental groups and financed by Toronto-Dominion Bank finds that Canada can meet its greenhouse gas reduction targets only by limiting economic growth in the oil-rich provinces of Alberta and Saskatchewan. The report, from the Pembina Institute and the David Suzuki Foundation, broadly concludes that Canada can lower greenhouse gas emissions by 25 percent compared with 1990 levels by 2020 while maintaining a “strong, growing economy, a quality of life higher than Canadians enjoy today, and continued steady job creation across the country.” But the study, which relies on an economic model from M.K. Jaccard and Associates,...
  • Getting a Head Start on the Gift List

    11/01/2009 5:38:15 PM PST · by Leigh Patrick Sullivan · 2 replies · 299+ views
    The Moderate Separatist ^ | November 1, 2009 | Leigh Patrick Sullivan
    As the kids display symptoms of post-Halloween MSIH (Massive Sugar Intake High) on this first night of November, I thought I'd take the opportunity to get a head start on this years Christmas list.