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Thornton, Elias get offers; not Satan
Read Rebecca's post (with comments) and follow-up, then go over and check out this piece by Curt.
Pray for the safety of the astronauts orbitting out planet, that is.
A friend of mine here in Smithers has started her own blog. It is called Terangela, and has great potential to reach blog super-stardom. If she gets there before me, I'll be pissed.
Friends and family would get it for a friend and family rate.
A trial in western France has convicted 62 defendants in a mass pedophilia trial. The sentences ranged to up to 28 years in prison for the rape and prostitution of 45 children between the ages of six months and 14 years.
Lawyers for some of those convicted argued the crimes were the fault of state social workers for leaving dozens of children vulnerable to the ring that preyed on them.
Thanks Monte, I'm feeling especially patriotic right now thanks to you:
Canada isn't a great country because it has "free" healthcare, swell highways or nice scenery. Canada is a great country because it is a free country. A country where people can overcome their circumstances and chart their own course.
Godspeed to each and every one of you fine folks.
It is extremely doubtful that the Vancouver Canucks will be paying anyone more than 5.5 million dollars to play for them in the coming season. But if they do decide to go out and sign a big name player, this guy would be worth every single cent.
Toronto Tory is reporting on the blackout in Toronto.
Wow. That describes my feelings as well.
Answer: Be up front about it, but do not be too pushy.
Donald Trump on the proposed refurbishing of the UN building in New York. He comments on the insane pricetag, the incompetence of the project manager, and the world's richest architect. But my favourite quote of all has to be:
Together we are alone,
Beneath the pavement, between the stone.
Tightly pressed we squirm
In the belly of this mechanical worm.
As we rush headlong
On to the places we belong.
A human underflow,
Carried in an urban undertow.
Neither at home, nor at work,
In this stale limbo we lurk.
Under the wheels and the feet
We wilt in this still heat.
Neither enemy, nor friend,
We are merely an indifferent blend.
At each station we stop,
As inside and out are swapped.
On to our lives and our commerce,
From this metal commons we disperse.
In pursuit of our own ends,
As civilization's connections extend.
And with these invisible links as our tethers
Alone we are together.
Ed the Robot Guy has issued a challenge.
Four more explosions in London today.
"The casualty numbers appear to be very small," he (police chief Ian Blair - ed.) said. So far, only one person has been reported injured.
James Doohan, who played Scotty on Star Trek, has died.
Yeesh, this week has been atrociously busy and it's only half over.
Glad there is finally an agreement. An end to the NHL Lockout.
The true face of our enemy.
A suicide bomber who set off a blast as American soldiers handed out candy on a Baghdad street has killed 27 people, including 18 teenagers and children.
The children had been crowded around a U.S. military Humvee that had driven between houses when a vehicle packed with explosives rammed into the crowd and exploded, said Iraqi officials.
Twelve of the dead were 13 or younger, while six others were less than 18 years old, Iraqi officials said.
The U.S. military said an American soldier also died.
The attack took place in a poor neighbourhood made up mostly of Shia Muslims, who form the majority in Iraq and dominate in the country's government.
I'm back safe and sound from my little escapade down south. My car handles like a dream, and it's got some spirit too. Made the 12 hour drive from Chilliwack to Smithers a little more bareable. The biggest highlight of my drive was when I hit Boston Bar (nestled in between Cache Creek and Hope), and passed a house just off the highway that had a Red Ensign flying in the front yard. Had I not been in such a hurry to return to Smithers (dear lord I never thought I'd ever hear myself say that...), I probably would have knocked on the door and said hello. You don't see a lot of Red Ensigns in front yards. A shame, really.
From the library at UBC!
Dang, one dollar for ten minutes at these stupid email kiosks... and they have blocked access to blogger blogs. How stupid... I can post to my blog, but I cannot view it.
Blogging may be nonexistent over the next few days. I am flying to Victoria tomorrow morning in order to take physical possession of my grandfather's PT Cruiser. The plan is to drive my new car to Chilliwack on the 7th, and spend a night or two with Pei Yusei (yes, he still lives), then drive from there to Smithers on the 9th. Would like to make it back in time for church on Sunday, but we'll see.
Ray has raised the 25th edition of the Red Ensign Standard.
Robert McClelland reads West Coast Chaos!
Say, did you know there are Canadian troops in Afghanistan right now?
So what of our Canadian soldiers, stuck in Afghanistan with nothing but a rusted Korea-era tank and a potato gun? Nothing. No blogs that I could find, and worse still - no letter-writing organizations. They've been forgotten. By our government, by our media, by our citizens, and by our charitable Christian women's hearts. They fight shoulder to shoulder with their American brothers and sisters, who receive care packages from perfect strangers, and the Canadians remain unthanked.
As regular readers of WCC know, I often look to the "Watercooler" section of ABCNews.com for funny, odd, or quirky stories. Once again, I go to the well, and pull up a bucket of cold, fresh water.
Redneck Games Celebrate 10th Anniversary
Bobbing for pig feet, the mudpit belly-flop, the armpit serenade they're all part of the Redneck Games, a series of good ole'ympic events for the ain't-so-athletic celebrating their 10th year in middle Georgia.
Happy Canada Day.
I am a Canadian, a free Canadian,
Free to speak without fear,
Free to worship God in my own way,
Free to stand for what I think right,
Free to oppose what I believe wrong,
Free to choose those who shall govern my country.
This heritage of freedom, I pledge to uphold,
For myself and all mankind.