Sunday, May 27, 2007

Publishing pictures of Diana's death

Showing pictures of a person dying seems really vulgar to me,I wish that some of these media outlet would have some respect for a persons privacy.There is no need as far as I am concerned for the public to see these images.Have they no concern for the effect this will have on the princess friends and family.

Friday, May 18, 2007

Latin mass

We got rid of this years ago and it was a great thing to have the mass in the language of the people,I believe it is really bad to bring it back,we need to move forward in the church not back.While I don't think the tridentine mass should be totally banned we also should not be promoting it.

Thursday, May 17, 2007

Widow's in Kabul

I know much progress has already been made in Afganistan but it may take year to accomplish every thing that needs to be done such as improving the lives of women like these ones.

Wednesday, May 16, 2007

Lobster fishermen agree to disagee

I am glad to see that they have come to an agreement,cutting traps wasn't benefiting anyone and what will happen to all these traps now at the bottom of the bay,will they still be there years from now polluting the waters.

Language committee shut down

This shows how arrogant the Conservative government is.

Tuesday, May 15, 2007

Sarah McLachlan music outreach

I am a big fan of Sarah McLachlan so its nice to see something like this.

Halifax killings

I find this really scary that someone could be targeting people because they are gay.I like to think we live in a pretty safe part of the world but then you see something like this.Hopefully they will catch the person who committed these crimes soon even if they aren't related to the fact these men were gay.

Monday, May 14, 2007

Community leaders support attacker

This is not good, we need to send a message that this type of behavior is unacceptable and a jail sentence is the only way to do it.I can see having compassion for the man's family but these people need to have some for the victim as well.

Jordon river drying up

An article about the toll pollution and exploitation of natural resources can take.Hopefully people in the region can work together to save the river.

Protecting forests

This is a really important thing for the government to consider, once the forests and the plants and animal living there are gone we can never replace them so we need to protect them now.Habitat destruction is a big concern for me and I think it is the reason why many wild flowers have become rarer that they used to be.I really enjoy looking for wild flowers and identifying them.I want them to be here for future generations as well.

Saturday, May 12, 2007

An interesting book

This book looks really interesting.

Friday, May 11, 2007

Energy hearings

I think this was pretty high handed and showed disrespect to the people testifying and the other mps who wanted to hear what this witness had to say.

Liberal criticism

Much as it bother me I have to agree with some of the criticism in this article

Human rights

I think sometimes living in Canada we tend to forget how bad things can sometimes be for people in other countries where there is not as much respect for human rights and how doing simple every day things could land a person in jail for life or even dead in some countries.This is one example.

Energy saving light bulbs

I think this is a good idea,I wish New Brunswick would do something similar.I think if people got a chance to try the efficient light bulbs for free maybe more people would start to use them.I know lots of people who have never used them and this just might be the extra push they need to get started.

I am concerned about the mercury in them so it is good to see that people are noticing that . I hope they will soon introduce recycling programs for them if every one will have to switch eventually.A couple of years age I took one that had quit over to my local pick up for hazardous waste and they didn't have a clue why I was bringing it or what to do with it so I hope people will become more aware that they must be recycled and should not be just thrown out with the trash.

Water shortages

When I see stories like this one I think about how much we take for granted in Canada and how much water we waste sometimes when other people have nothing.I recently did the water badge with my group of girl guides and it was an opportunity to look at ways of reducing our water usage many of which are quite simple to do.

Wednesday, May 9, 2007

I like to see things like this happening sometimes in the house of commons,it seems to me that sometimes we are opposing stuff just for the sake of opposing something not because its really against our values as liberals.It's great to see MP's joining together on issues that are of common interest and I think it should be done more often when there are issues we are able to agree on.

Monday, May 7, 2007

Plastic shopping bags

I thought this article was interesting.I think with global warming becoming such a concern more stores should start encouraging their customers to use cloth bags.We have been using cloth bags for years at our co-op grocery store and recently they have also been introduced at sobeys and I got one and see many other people using them as well.I imagine that plastic bags must take up alot of space at landfills and there is also the energy used to produce them.I would really encourage people to use the reuseable ones if they are able to..

Afghan detainees

I really wasn't very happy with the liberals a few weeks ago because of their motion to withdraw the troops from Afghanistan in 2009.I think it is really to soon to make a decision and we should stay as long as we are needed there especially seeing as the liberal were the ones to send our troops in the first place.That being said I am really disturbed by the stories recently about detainees being tortured ,no matter what these people may have done we need to remember they are still human beings that should have their rights respected.If we allow our selves to condone torture we are descending to the same level as the Taliban when they were in power and didn't respect any ones rights especially that of women.This is not something I want our country to be known for,so while I think there are still many good thing being accomplished in Afghanistan the current government needs to smarten up.

Stripped Raphael catfish

If anyone ever ends up reading this blog they will probably get sick of hearing me talk about fish ( everyone in my family already is).I just got a new one today and he is a striped raphael catfish, he is so cute.

Saturday, May 5, 2007

Sandmonkey

I am really disappointed that the sandmonkey http://www.sandmonkey.org/ has decided to stop blogging, his was my favorite blog.

African dwarf frogs

The newest additions to my fish tanks are 2 African dwarf frogs ,I think they are so cute.I would like to get a few more.They are in with 3 pictus catfish and an upside down catfish,I thought the catfish might bother them but they seem to ignore each other.