Wednesday, June 30, 2010

World Cup Soccer Pool

Guess who's at the TOP of the national CBC World Cup 2010 Soccer Pool?!?!?


Rank chg* Contestant Overall Point
T1 -- savage 100 5
T1 -- Tank 100 5
3 +1 marki412 98 5
4 +2 purplepython 97 5
T5 +2 makinley 96 5
T5 +2 pattis_picks 96 5
T5 +2 portagewaterman 96 5
T5 +2 tortio3 96 5
T5 +2 johnpeg_99 96 5
T5 +2 thedanimal9 96 5
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Table shows all contestants entered as of 12:13 AM ET on Thursday, Jul. 1, 2010.These standings last updated as of 5:51 PM ET on Tuesday, Jun. 29, 2010.
*chg = change in position from the previous game day

Monday, June 28, 2010

UPS Delivery

Hello there...

Yes, indeed, we were.

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Thursday, June 17, 2010

Surviving a Bear Attack?

One of the funniest things I've run into on the web... especially if you're tired!
Found at The Oatmeal.

How long could you survive after punching a bear in the balls?

Created by Oatmeal

Sunday, June 13, 2010


You know you're in a small town when... the local air ambulance paramedic calls you up to see if you want to ride along!

"Of course!!" I said.

So, had breakfast and watched the World Cup with the family in Lac La Biche, lunch at Moxie's in Edmonton with the paramedics, then back in La Biche for an afternoon at the lake. Nice day!

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Monday, April 26, 2010

G8 and Maternal Health

Finally, a little common sense and clarity from the Government.Can't quite say the same for the opposition.

The Federal government is spearheading a program to improve maternal and child health in the third world. I'm not sure of the details, but I bet most people aren't either. The Opposition is making such a big stink about abortion funding not being in a program to protect maternal and child health, that everything else gets drowned out. Maybe it would help them to read the dictionary a little:
- Abortion: the deliberate termination of a human pregnancy
- Termination: the action of bringing something or coming to an end
- Pregnancy: the condition or period of being pregnant
- Pregnant: having a child or young developing in the uterus

Those were taken from the dictionary application on my computer (Dictionary, v. 1.0.2, copyright Apple Computers Inc, 2005)

So, I'm not sure how "abortion" and "maternal and child health" can even be in the same sentence. But that's a debate for another time.

Back to the CBC article. The writer suggests the Conservatives, by not including abortion, are going against what they said last month about not "closing doors on any options, including contraception." Well, let's pull out the dictionary again:
contraception, noun. the deliberate use of artificial methods or other techniques to prevent pregnancy as a consequence of sexual intercourse.
conception, noun. the action of conceiving a child or of a child being conceived.

So, by my reading, the Conservatives are in the clear here. Abortion is not a form of contraception because conception has already happened. How can you prevent pregnancy if your already pregnant? Huh. You can still include all forms of contraception in a policy without including abortion.

Well, what does Mr. Bob Rae (Liberal) have to say about this?
"They just reopened the abortion debate," Rae told reporters outside the House of Commons. "We are saying to the countries that are the poorest: 'We won't apply the law that we have in Canada.'"

Actually, Bob, we CAN'T apply the law we have in Canada because THERE IS NO LAW. That's right, no law on abortion in Canada. Abortion is legal anytime, from conception until birth. One could actually see the baby coming out and kill him/her, and get off scot free with no charges (partial birth abortion). That's where we're at odds with other G8 nations.

We are the only developed country in the world that has no law whatsoever in regards to abortion. I wonder if THAT position will cause problems with other G8 members.

Does anyone else see the irony when Mr. Paul Dewar (NDP) says: "It's just unusual to see the ignorance of a government that claims to be a member of the G8"??