Thursday, August 31, 2006

California looks to copy Canada's health-care system

Found this quite interesting especially since everyone is complaining about how horrible our healthcare system supposedly is. California looks to adopt our system to SAVE money and ensure UNIVERSAL healthcare for its citizens. Those who would have you believe otherwise have a vested interest in the health industry, right Mr. Clement??

Lets see how much pressure Senator Schwarzenegger comes under from his chums.
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Wednesday, August 30, 2006

6,100 Federally owned sites contaminated

Thats right. We currently have about 6,100 federally owned sites, Canada wide, that are contaminated with such things as heavy metals, PCBs, fuel oil, mercury, and agent orange.

I am outraged that these sites are not known by the average person. I grew up swimming in the waters surrounding my community without knowing I was taking a dip in heavy, metals, PCB's and fuel oils. And thats just the one site. I have no idea what else I have been unknowingly exposed to.

Let's see how comprehensive Mr. Harpers "Green Plan" really is. I would expect the objective of it would be to clean up these sites. Haven't heard a mention of it yet. Recommend this Post

Sunday, August 27, 2006

Our Lady of Magma or Katie Holmes?!?

Look at this photo! It was taken in 1998 in a country in Latin America. I was perusing my photos from when I lived there and noticed the strange "figure" in the crater.

I by no means buy into Marian Apparations which leaves me to wonder who is this dirty old lady who watched me make out with my boyfriend?

I will not contribute to creation of a "Mary Shrine", so don't ask where it is (unless you are willing to buy the original photo $$$).

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Saturday, August 26, 2006

SES weighs in, finally.

SES Research's latest survey shows we are back to election night numbers. We already knew the honeymoon was over, seems they've been seeing terrorist on the side. Now let's focus on lowering Harper's glass ceiling a few more notches. Should be easy, all we need is a leader, that should be worth 6% or more, right?
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Thursday, August 24, 2006

Et tu, Kenney?

Tory MP spoke to rally of group on terrorist list

Can't wait to hear how terrorist organizations are different and we can talk to some just not those the Liberals want to speak with.

Kenney & NCRI

So does this make him kind of like a Nazi-Sympathizer? Recommend this Post

Tuesday, August 22, 2006

What to do about Free (for me, not you) Trade

We Liberals should support the Softwood Lumber deal in the House of Commons. We know its a losing battle already. Our trading partner ignores legal rulings from the authority on NAFTA. NAFTA was developed and agreed to by both countries.

What we do for now on in is start to shift our trade to countries that play by the rules. Find new markets for all commodities currently covered under NAFTA. This includes capping the oil we export south at a level that suits us. There are emerging markets much more lucrative than the USA.

Then in 7 years when the deal expires, we tell them to kiss our Canadian asses. Recommend this Post

Monday, August 21, 2006

Americans Staying Away in Droves

In light of the decreasing numbers of our American Brothers and Sisters, I offer this homage to our great loss.

For those interested, theses are works of Art by Artist Duane Hansen and the works are titled Tourists Recommend this Post

Sleveen Institute Exclusive: Harper reveals cause of "weight gain" !

It appears Mr. Harper has been gestating a creature more intelligent (wasn't hard) and diabolical than himself.
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Friday, August 11, 2006

Why ethanol blended fuels suck as Environmental Policy

There has been a lot of interest in ethanol blended fuels as of late but is it really worth it? Is it a clean replacement for regular fuel?

If you consider our most pressing concern to be particulates then yes it is good at reducing that but it does nothing to help with global warming or other concerns with the environment. It actually will result in more ground level ozone aka smog and still produce carbon dioxide (20%-40% reduction in CO2 only). The benefits being no sulfur dioxide in the ethanol and lower particulates. Instead what we get from ethanol blended fuels is formic acid which results when water contaminates your fuel. Research has linked formic acid to genetic mutation.

A 20% - 40% reduction in CO2 reductions sound great until you put it in perspective. Only a percentage of your fuel is producing less. The Conservative Government has committed 5% of fuel to be ethanol, so you have reduced your CO2 emissions not by 80% but by only 4%. The fuel still produces CO2, sulfur dioxide, nitrates and now possibly formic acid.

Other problems

Turning food into fuel will cost us at the grocery store. As more companies start blending ethanol into their fuels in order to dilute the amount of gasoline they use, grains will increase in price. Simple economics.

Why are biofuels being pushed on the consumer?

These fuels looked attractive when we had no other options and its time to let them go. The solution to our environmental problem is that we burn things for energy. We need to step back and embrace a technology that does not rely on combustion of hydrocarbons.

Oil companies have embraced blended fuels because it is similar to a methadone clinic for heroin users. They will dilute the fuel they ship and yet get the same price. In effect they are diluting their stocks to make them last longer and make more profit than ever. We need environmental action now not profit manipulation. Recommend this Post

Thursday, August 10, 2006

Eve Of Destruction

By Barry McGuire, 1965

The eastern world it tis explodin',
violence flarin', bullets loadin',
you're old enough to kill but not for votin',
you don't believe in war, what's that gun you're totin',
and even the Jordan river has bodies floatin',
but you tell me over and over and over again my friend,
ah, you don't believe we're on the eve of destruction.

Don't you understand, what I'm trying to say?
Can't you see the fear that I'm feeling today?
If the button is pushed, there's no running away,
There'll be noone to save with the world in a grave,
take a look around you, boy, it's bound to scare you, boy,
but you tell me over and over and over again my friend,
ah, you don't believe we're on the eve of destruction.

Yeah, my blood's so mad, feels like coagulatin',
I'm sittin' here, just contemplatin',
I can't twist the truth, it knows no regulation,
handful of Senators don't pass legislation,
and marches alone can't bring integration,
when human respect is disintegratin',
this whole crazy world is just too frustratin',
and you tell me over and over and over again my friend,
ah, you don't believe we're on the eve of destruction.

Think of all the hate there is in Red China!
Then take a look around to Selma, Alabama!
Ah, you may leave here, for four days in space,
but when your return, it's the same old place,
the poundin' of the drums, the pride and disgrace,
you can bury your dead, but don't leave a trace,
hate your next-door-neighbour, but don't forget to say grace,
and you tell me over and over and over and over again my friend,
ah, you don't believe we're on the eve of destruction.

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Thursday, August 03, 2006