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[27 Aug 2011 | Comments Off on Jack Layton’s Funeral Procession | ]
Jack Layton’s Funeral Procession

Jack Layton’s funeral cortege and highlights from the ceremony.

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[23 Jun 2010 | One Comment | ]
Shaking response map June 23, 2010

We just felt an earthquake in Toronto. I happened to be against a doorframe at the time and it pushed me! I was on the ground floor at the time. Co-workers on the sixth floor say the shelves shake and stuff nearly fell off, while the window blinds rattled madly. In about 10 minutes, the info was available on the internet. The epicentre was near Ottawa at a magnitude 5.5 at 01:41:41 PM. We felt it a few minutes later. The US Geological Survey has more info and …

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[21 Jun 2010 | Comments Off on You’re a Grand Oily Flag | ]
Oil covered crab with American flag

Photo was taken in the Gulf near the Bon Secour National Wildlife Refuge. It seems almost like the discarded flag was staged, but wow, what a powerful message! Photo credits to Press-Register/Ben Raines.

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[22 Mar 2010 | Comments Off on Healthcare Passed in U.S! | ]
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Finally! I don’t understand why it was such a problem to get this bill passed. Actually, I do understand. A lot of idiots went ballistic stating that this was gonna bankrupt America and lead to government control of the quality of healthcare. And this somehow was against the very nature of the American dream.
Anyways, it clearly fixes a lot of problems with the current system and introduces a slew of regulations that control the behavior of intransigent insurance companies to provide coverage for low-income and for those …

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[5 Mar 2007 | Comments Off on Starbucks – too far too fast | ]

I’ve never really liked Starbucks coffee, I’ve always found the coffee to taste over-roasted and kept too hot. And now that Starbucks is essentially everywhere, to me, it becomes and eyesore. There is a good opinion article in the LA Times, that discusses a frank admission by Starbucks executive that in fact, Starbucks has gone too far, too fast[Scrapbook] http://www.latimes.com/news/opinion/la-op-gross4mar04,0,2819241.story?coll=la-opinion-rightrail.