I won't tell you what I said, but apparently, I'm abnormal - not that I needed a test on the internets to tell me that.
[H/T, Ansab]Tags: internet, quiz
[H/T, Ansab]Tags: internet, quiz
|You scored as Old School Democrat. Old school Democrats emphasize economic justice and opportunity. The Democratic ideal is best summarized by the Four Freedoms: freedom of speech, freedom of worship, freedom from want, and freedom from fear.|
[H/T, Backseat Blogger]
The odds of a snap fall election, so scant a while back, have increased enough that the Liberals are getting agitated. So much so that they are putting a contingency plan in place to select a new leader in early October, two months ahead of schedule.Calling an election may pervert it, sure. Subvert? Never.
"We have no choice," the party's national party director, Steve MacKinnon, said yesterday. Prime Minister Stephen Harper, he said, is "trigger happy" enough to do it. "I can't imagine he would want to subvert democracy in this way. . . . But we have to have a contingency plan if he does."
I cannot abide by apologists calling Islam a religion of peace. Not when every new day brings fresh tales of violence. Not when the devil that they call Allah rewards murder with polygamous sex. Not when their undeserved supremacy is fought for in countries big and small around the globe.[H/T, Cerberus]
Islam must be labelled for what it truly represents: wholesale slaughter and a corrupt ideology of sex and death. It must be stopped.
Chirstians [sic], ew.[H/T, Relapsed Catholic]
Shame on me. And shame on anyone who is so superior, so sophisticated, to dismiss sincere and devout people on prejudice, on ugly and despicable bigotry.
So they believe in something; we should all be so lucky.
[Y]ou tore your dollar into tiny little pieces and scattered them around, and all you got was basically a weak fart.If you need the context, it's in this post at Reality Blurred.
British Prime Minister Tony Blair and U.N. Secretary-General Kofi Annan called Monday for the deployment of international forces to stop Hezbollah from bombing Israel, an issue that has overshadowed the summit of world leaders.I disagree with the implied objective of those troops, as suggested by the article. The force should be used to prevent attacks originating from either side, as well as used to maintain peace between Israel and Gaza / West Bank.
And that's universally what all the complaints boil down to about Toronto, blah blah blah. Generally, they originate from people who have driven through, stopped once, or "used to" do something here.
If I had a nickel for every time somebody who "used to live" or "used to work" in Toronto says it's worse now then X years ago, I'd be a rich man. A very rich man. Actually, in this blog alone, I'd have made 15 cents.
Everybody's got an opinion, and more importantly, everybody's got a solution. It's so simple too ...
We just need to replace everybody on city council with people who are willing to fix the problem because nobody's doing it.
Blah blah blah.
My daughter and I used to visit Toronto once a month for a doctor's appointment and spend the rest of the day wandering around, visiting bookstores, shopping along Bloor Street, eating lunch at a nice restaurant.Can you smell another nickel coming? See the "used to" thing? I'm not kidding when I say it's a common refrain.
The thought of spending a day in Toronto "enjoying" myself makes me tired. As for my daughter, it frightens her.[H/T, The Politic]
I really need to start collecting my royalty cheques for those nickels.
I used to spend 48 hours in Toronto every year and now I know there is crime and filth on every street corner - I see murderers on every street corner. The real problem is not to address the cause of the crime or address the issues associated with living in a city of nearly 4 million people, the issue is we need City Hall to dump all liberals and replace them with conservatives - then voila, everything will be alright.
That, and I want free admission to Toronto attractions because my taxes pay for them.
Twenty-five years after the first reports of AIDS, the magnitude of the epidemic demands increased accountability on the part of all stakeholders. With this in mind, the Conference theme of Time to Deliver emphasizes that -- while research to expand and improve our understanding of HIV is ongoing -- the scientific knowledge and tools to prevent new infections and prolong life already exist. Join us in Toronto to help make this happen!Does anybody know why the Prime Minister will not be available to open the AIDS International conference [Toronto Star, Vacant chair at AIDS summit]?:
It is hard to understand why Prime Minister Stephen Harper has declined an invitation to open next month's global AIDS gathering in Toronto. More than 23,000 people from 130 countries — including several heads of state — are expected. Canada will be the focus of world attention.Tags: aids, canada, health, international aids conference, stephen harper
My first reaction to the kid on the leash is that it was humiliating and wrong. But the kid seemed happy enough. And so it made me wonder if the father is ever tempted to take it to the next level, i.e. walking the kid naked and picking up the turds with a plastic bag. That has got to be easier than changing a diaper. If it weren’t, dogs would wear diapers. I think that’s obvious. And once you’ve decided that humiliation isn’t an issue, all bets are off.A better idea might be to put cement in their shoes. It would slow them down enough that you can tackle them. Then, you wouldn't get disapproving looks from us busy bodies because we wouldn't know any different. We might say how muscular their legs are for a 2-year old, but that's okay.
Here are some quotes from a pro-abortion person, Miss Caroline Weber, who wrote an article at The Onion online magazine.An article where? That's right ... The Onion.
To sum it up, Miss Weber said:There are 821 comments all trying to tell this guy that the Onion is a spoof - a satirical site - it isn't real.
I realize there are people who will criticize me, calling me selfish and immature because I took "the easy way out." I realize there are those who will condemn me to hell for what I'm about to do. Well, I don't care what they say: It's worth it for all the fun and laughs I'm going to have at the clinic. So listen up, world: I'm pro-abortion... and I love it! See you at my post-abortion party, everybody!
Miss Weber, you have killed your child, which you admit is a baby/human being, intentionally. That does make you an admitted murderer. I'm not going to "condemn you to hell", I'm going to pray for your forgiveness and for the suffering which you will endure when you realize what you have done. Every baby you see from that moment on is going to wake you up to the realization that you killed your child.
Needless to say, a few people wanted to let me know that I was a dolt for thinking that her article was real. As a matter of fact, call me a dolt, because in the beginning I really did think it was real. Why? because I meet women like her in the field all the time. Anyway, I wrote the blog in a way that was meant to point out how psychotic the pro-abortion movement is. I have been at abortion mills, picketed government buildings, parks and more. I have heard a lot, and if you think that this woman just "sounded" nuts, let me tell you what a woman told me a couple of months ago.So, you reference an article, written in a way to satirize the rabid pro-life movement as a means to highlight the so-called psychotic pro-choice movement in a rabid pro-life blog posting? I ... what ... huh? Somewhere, there's a rift in the space-time continuum.
So, it looks more like it's a pain tolerance thing than a taste bud deficiency.
Will Spicy Food Kill My Taste Buds?
Rob: Will eating spicy, hot food now burnout my taste buds when I'm older?
Dr. Dean: No, because it is the pain fibers on the tongue, not the taste buds, that respond to spicy food. Why we like pain on our tongues is anyone's guess.
The people in the pictures below have my friend’s T-Mobile Sidekick. Instead of doing the honorable thing when finding someone’s phone in a taxi, they instead kept it.
I have found 8 cell phones in the last couple years in taxis. EVERY single one I have contacted the owner (by leaving a message on their voice mail or by answering their phone and telling their friends that I have the phone) and returned it promptly. When people have found my phone, they have also in turn returned it.
When my friend realized that she had left the Sidekick in the taxi she asked me to immediately send a message to the phone saying that we would give a reward for the phone. There was no response. After a day of waiting, she had to go to the store and spend over $300 on a new Sidekick. When she put her SIM card in, she saw that the person(s) that had taken the phone had not only signed on to AOL leaving their name and password in the phone, but they had taken pictures of themselves.
I don't think that religious convictions should be appealed to influence public policy. Even when that influence is in favour of a position that I agree with. I think that religion should have no direct influence upon government. Policy should never be decided through consideration of religious viewpoints. This is because religious viewpoints (which are to be distinguished by views held by religious people) are in some manner based upon a nonrational belief structure. Faith at its core is not a matter of reason, evidence, argument, or anything of that manner. That doesn't mean that religious folks don't have rational beliefs about their religious views. It's just that views based upon a dogma or doctrine that has at its foundation a nonrational belief about the properties of some supposed deity, at the end of the day, are just suppositions based upon the brute acceptance of some religious position.An excellent point and one I wish I had thought of.