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Save Canada’s ancient Boreal Forest 2

One of Greenpeace’s current major campaigns is to stop the destruction of Canada’s Boreal forest. Many tissue products like toilet paper, facial tissue, paper towels and napkins are produced from Boreal trees. Although this campaign is happening in Canada, I think it’s a global issue that should receive attention from not just inside Canada, but ...

Weekend Trip to US 2

I’m currently visiting my father who lives near Appleton, Wisconsin. We drove to downtown Milwaukee yesterday to visit the city and watch an American Hockey League game. Below are some pictures I took along with some commentary. Wisconsin “Graffiti” – Looked like it says “BUSH – Proven lies” Federal government marketing Approaching Milwaukee Good to ...

Toronto’s underground walkway 1

Since I moved to my new apartment I have been walking to work. There are days when it’s really cold outside, so I’m thankful that Toronto has an underground walkway called the “PATH”. I’ve talked to people who live in Toronto who have never heard of the PATH, so I wanted to share some quick ...

Full Metal Jacket Quotes of the week

This week’s quotes are from the classic movie “Full Metal Jacket”; one of the best Vietnam movies ever made. Full Metal Jacket has its funny parts, but for the most part it’s very disturbing and an eye opener for people who haven’t experienced war first hand. Crazy Earl: “These are great days we’re living, bros. ...

Italy to withdrawl Troops from Iraq 4

Italy has announced today that it will start withdrawing its 3,000 troops from Iraq beginning in September. Italian Premier Silvio Berlusconi said on Tuesday his country will begin a “progressive reduction” of troops. I think this is a good choice by Italy to begin the process of handing Iraq back to the Iraqis. Army Gen. ...

More Guns in America to reduce crime? 6

I came across a blog entry today, and it’s likely the most ridiculous posting I’ve seen in a very long time. This blogger says he’s been a broadcast journalist for more than 32 years: “I’ve held every job there is in a radio or television station. I’ve lived and worked all over the world and ...

China passes Taiwan secession law 5

Despite President Bush’s opposition, China has passed a law giving it the right to use force against Taiwan if the island declares independence. U.S. State Department spokesman Richard Boucher said the United States objected to the resolution both because it was an attempt to solve the problem unilaterally and because it threatened non-peaceful means. Does ...

Discount Airline Strands Passengers 3

Canada’s 3rd largest airline Jetsgo is seeking court protection from its creditors after announcing that it is ceasing operations. 17,000 passengers are stranded at one of the busiest travel times. Passengers entered the airport only to find that the kiosks were abandoned, the computers were removed, and the www.JetsGo.com website wasn’t responding. Full Story: Link ...

Bizarre City Incidents 2

The City of Toronto has experienced some extremely bizarre incidents in the last two weeks. Check out the videos of the first 2 incidents, they are pretty graphical and unedited, so don’t watch if you have a weak stomach. Today a man threatened to kill himself, then poured gasoline all over himself and set himself ...

26 years in prison for lying 1

A California man sent to prison for 26 years for lying on a driver’s license application won a new hearing on Friday in a case that revived debate over the state’s “three strikes” law, which imposes lengthy terms on repeat offenders. Santos Reyes was convicted of perjury for filling out a driver’s license under a ...