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Editor’s Notes

The best laid plans . . .
RCMP and U.S. Army join to deny
public venue to Council of Canadians

I had planned that this issue, on a True North No Gas Friday, would focus exclusively on matters of oil and gas. However, as we went to press we discovered that the paranoids . . . — 159 words.

Humour in the Court
of Judge Harold Wright

A dress code is a dress code . . .

A fleeing Taliban, desperate for water, was plodding through the Afghanistan desert when he saw something far off in the distance. — 181 words.


RCMP–U.S. army act to stop public
meeting by the Council of Canadians

OTTAWA — Stuart Trew, Communications Administrator of The Council of Canadians, said yesterday that his organization has been denied a venue to oppose a security partnership meeting involving Canada, Mexico, and the United States. — 406 words.


Congress takes on the biggest, baddest cartel of all
as veto-proof majorities take aim at Bush-pet OPEC

‘Longtime readers of this column may recall my interest in a lawsuit filed in 2000 by Carl and Debbie Prewitt, a married couple who ran a Texaco station in Birmingham, Ala. The Prewitts were naïve enough to think that the United States might care to enforce the Sherman and Clayton antitrust acts against an international conspiracy to fix the price of oil.’ Timothy Noah, International Herald Tribune — 972 words.


Parliament and the Petrocrats
Kuwait and OPEC allies like
to string us oil junkies along

A Kuwaiti friend once told me that even though he doesn't gamble because of his religion, he loves to play games. The Kuwaiti parliament made clear this week that it prefers to do neither. — Sam Hopkins, Energy and Capital 646 words.

We need a public enquiry into the myths
Biofuel draws its power
from cornucopian myths

‘Strong, enforceable standards based on limiting land planted for biofuels are urgently needed, as are antitrust laws powerful enough to prevent the corporate concentration of market power in the industry. Sustainable benefits to the countryside will only accrue if biofuels are a complement to plans for sustainable rural development, not the centerpiece.’ — 1,023 words.

Oh oil is climbing higher, it’s sure outrageous
and Big-Oil gives us reasons like honest sages

LONDON (Reuters) - Oil briefly scaled a new 11-month high above $77 a barrel on Thursday on increased flows of fund money before pulling back on news of refinery restarts in the United States . — 462 words.


Next six months harbour economic nightmares
including a terrorist attack and a $100 tag on oil

‘I hate to say it, but I believe the next five to six months will harbour nightmares for the U.S. economy so profound that they will impact each and every one of us.’ Larry Edelson, Money and Markets.— 1,312 words.

True North Canuck Fact of the Day

Not the Green Jacket but. . .

A golfer who found a 203-gram meteorite on the Doon Valley Golf Course near Kitchener, Ont., on July 12, 1998, was rewarded with a year’s worth of free green fees. The stone narrowly missed a golfer on the sixth tee.

Trivia compiled by Randy Ray and Mark Kearney. Visit their Web site at: www.triviaguys.com

Harold Wright, Dean of Punology, says, “The doctor gave a patient six months to live. At the end of the six months, the patient hadn't paid his bill, so the doctor gave him another six months.”

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