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Life After Arafat

It sounds like Yasser Arafat might not make it. In his degrading health over the last couple years, I’ve often wondered how things will change in the Middle East post-Arafat. Many politicians have found Arafat to be a roadblock to peace because of his questionable ties with Palestinian terrorist groups, and his history of fighting ...

Falling Poppies

I have been having problems with my Rememberance Day poppy. It keeps falling off, especially when I’m wearing a jacket. I can’t seem to figure out the proper way of securing it on my shirt. I have tried pointing the pin down (Hoping gravity would keep it attached), I tried pointing the pin sideways too. ...

Unhappy Democrats = Canadian Refugees?

I heard an American say that if Bush wins the election, he will be moving to Canada. At first I was like “ha ha”. But apparently it’s not so much of a joke. There is actually a news article that discusses American Democrats emigrating to Canada. Here is the article: Link If I drive by ...

Classic Canadian stunt!

A Canadian man at the Los Angeles Airport that was upset that he was refused a plane ticket to Australia stripped naked, hopped a barbed wire fence, sprinted across the tarmac and climbed into the wheel well of a moving jumbo jet. Here is the full story: Link

The difference between cats and dogs

Why are dogs a much better pet to have than a cat? I’ve made some observations (since we have both a cat and a dog in the house). When a cat is going to throw up, there is usually quite the build up. It’s almost like the damn thing is having a heart attack, heaving ...

Vote Smart Tomorrow

There is only one more day until the big elections. Tomorrow is a very important day for the world, and I hope you all make the right choice. I would like to share my opinion on the election, since the outcome of the elections impacts not only the people of the United States of America, ...

Flying cat

I just saw the funniest thing. My Jack Russell was play-fighting with my roommate’s cat. Mojo (the Dog) was right in front of Arlow (The cat), so Arlow had this clever idea of averting Mojo. He jumped about 2 feet in the air, cleared Mojo and ran as fast as he could out of my ...

Chris Rock quotes of the week

This week’s quotes of the week come from Chris Rock. “If a woman tells you she’s twenty and looks sixteen, she’s twelve. If she tells you she’s twenty-six and looks twenty-six, she’s damn near fourty. “ “You know the world is going crazy when the best rapper is a white guy, the best golfer is ...

Halloween 2004 5

I decided to be an aviator for Halloween this year. I purchased a pilot’s uniform, and a pair of aviator glasses to go with it. My brother Tom is dressed up as a Special Forces Counter-Terrorist agent. We’re going to Devil’s Martini this evening, so if you’re looking for something to do in the Toronto ...

We’ll always remember you Opa

On Wednesday, October 29th, 2003, one year ago today, my Opa (Grandpa) passed away peacefully in his sleep in his 77th year. His name was Cornelis (Case) Veldhuizen. He had a very profound impact on my life. I spoke at his funeral, and I wanted to share my words from that day last year. “Over ...