Hail to the NEW chief

Well, there you have it kids, no more missile shield. “After careful consideration of the issue, we have decided that Canada will not participate in the U.S. ballistic missile defense system.” (Pierre Pettigrew) At least that is what we want to think.

We are a already involved. Canada is involved in R&D and in other roundabout ways through NORAD and even NAFTA. I can’t find a link for this right now.

Canada is being sucked into a vacuum filled with racism, hatred, fear, loathing, repression, ignorance, (…), and a place where if something is seen it must be said.

Say goodbye to Canadian sovereignty in the air and in the north. And give a nice hello to our 1939 Germany-esque neighbours.

Now before you say “!”, let me say that I’m not comparing America to the Nazis, rather just the annexation issue. I could’ve chosen the Western Sahara and Morocco if I wanted, but do you even know what I mean by that?

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Cambridge Dreams

In one dream I am a method actor taking part in the production of a film about the ancient [and epic] political rallies of the Alaskan Inuit. Over the course of the film’s production, I drift away from relevant characterization, and become a hitman. From atop the Alaskan Inuit Palace, I shoot at six men identified from a list of pictures and names written on the steeple.eskimonames

Almost instantly [although his tone of voice suggests that at least six months have passed] a man appears atop the steeple with me, claiming that I killed his friends and family, and must be punished for my actions, regardless of their emotional un-associations.

“It was just a job” I say, but he pulls a weapon resembling the wishbone of a turkey, yet made up of a cascading array of either shards of glass or razorblades! Several minutes of struggle transpire, before he succeeds at slipping it into my neck some fifty times in the space of a moment. Stringy cords are all that remain, and it seems the razorshards were poisoned, as well. Read More “Cambridge Dreams”

We’re moving and Giving away some stuff

We’re moving, and for once we’re not trying to get rid of stuff. In fact, we need to acquire some furniture items, cheap like the budgie/budget. I thought I’d start by asking the IntraWeb if any of my dear readers or their friends might have any of the following items lurking about that they’re hoping to clear out for a bargain price.

  • Twin/trundle bed
  • Computer desk (ours is so broken we’ve decided not to try to move it again)
  • TV/entertainment center, preferably slung low to the floor
  • Small dining table for 2 people (no wider than 3ft)
  • Funky room divider screen
  • Portable/rolling kitchen “island” unit
  • Hanging pot rack
  • Rocking chair

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The Great Outdoors, American Stereotypes and London

As a Canadian I find it hard to shrug off the stereotypical image of overweight North Americans, and I find this interesting because my own perception of Canadians is that we are a very sporty and active bunch.

Even in the cities there is massive stream of traffic heading out in all direction on a Friday afternoon or night after work of people looking to get away and into the mountains for a few days of active relaxation.

I found this culture to be totally nonexistent in the UK. Weekends were about socializing and most of the time that meant drinking. It may very well have been the group of people I associated with but I got the impression it was a general reflection of the society.

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Solar Technology at Work

Solar energy is one of the most real alternate power sources the world knows. There are hundreds of uses for solar energy, but one that is becoming popular with many home owners is solar lighting. Solar technology has taken leaps and bounds of progress in recent years. In fact it is that progress that makes this technology even possible.

If it were not for the miniature solar panels that were invented recently it would be impossible to make thispv-diagram energy commercially available to the extent that they are today.

The combination of the LED light, high storage batteries, and smaller, better solar panels is what makes solar power a very real possibility in today’s world. Read More “Solar Technology at Work”