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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 ...

New Toronto Apartment 4

I just moved into a new apartment downtown Toronto yesterday. I’m loving the location and the view. Here are some pictures from my balcony. (It’s not a very clear day, so the pictures aren’t great but they will suffice for now). I’m actually using Wireless Internet access right now. I plugged my card in to ...

Altruistic humans deserve our thanks 1

This article is dedicated to the amazing people all over the world who dedicated their time, energy and sometimes their entire lives to helping others; often in places where their lives are in danger. I don’t think these people receive enough recognition for their efforts. I wanted to send out my regards to my Aunt ...

Philosophical quotes of the week 2

“It is our duty as men and women to proceed as though the limits of our abilities do not exist.”- Pierre Teilhard De Chardin “A man without a goal is like a ship without a rudder.”- Thomas Carlyle “Everywhere in life, the true question is not what we gain, but what we do.”- Thomas Carlyle ...

TenByTen.Org – A snapshot of the time

I recently came across TenByTen.Org. 10×10 is a unique way of delivering news. It takes a snapshot each hour of the top stories from international news agencies and forms a list of the top 100 words and the top 100 images for the current news. A matrix is formed and you’re presented with a visual ...

Wireless Internet Access 6

I purchased a wireless PC Card for my laptop last evening, and my buddy Mark and I drove around Toronto looking for “hot spots” for the wireless card to connect to the Internet. It was very exciting when it found a connection. The whole wireless thing is pretty new to me, but I’m excited to ...