Saturday, September 29, 2007

Interveiw with Scott Brison

I guess this was in the National Post but I missed it,I found it on Scott Brison's web site.

Taliban unveil a shadow Afghan constitution

This is one of the reasons I think we need to stay in Afghanistan past 2009.These people should never get a chance to be back in power again.

Thursday, September 27, 2007

Scott Brison on the economy and environment

There is a great article in the Chronicle Herald by Scott Brison on the economy and the environment.I found this on Wolfville Watches blog.

Protesters killed in Myanmar

Terrible thing have been going on in Myanmar and me and many other people were not aware of them until this week.This article is couple of days old but has some interesting background on the situation.

Monday, September 24, 2007

New fish tank

I just got done setting up a new 55 gallon fish tank,what a job we have no free taps in the basement where I put it so I had to lug 55 gallons of water from the kitchen,which since I don't lift anything to heavy took me most of the afternoon but my Malawi cichlids will enjoy the extra space. I will put some of my other fish in the cichlids old tank(20 gallons) and might get a few more latter on.
These are the fish going in my new tank:
Red zebra
Auratus
Kenyi

Friday, September 21, 2007

Wearing pink

We have been hearing alot lately about the trouble young people can get in and the harm they can cause others but the majority of kids are good.This is a great story about the good young people can do in their communities so here are a couple more stories about it.
Sea of pink .
Students behind pink





Thursday, September 20, 2007

Women speak out against genital mutilations

It's is good to see some women in Egypt are speaking out against the practise of female genital mutilation.

Wednesday, September 19, 2007

Pink t-shirts

It's great to see a story like this.We hear so much about bullying now,it's nice to see other students support the victims of bullying.

British women kills her son's wife

I just don't understand people.This women will spend the rest of her life in jail just because she didn't want her daughter in law to get a divorce.I don't see how anyone would expect to get away with a murder like this anyway and the murder has definitely caused more scandal for the family than simply letting the poor women get a divorce would have.

I really feel for the two young children left behind,they will have to grow up with out their mother and with their father and grandmother in jail for her murder.

Tuesday, September 18, 2007

Queen wins the lottery

The Queen has won some soaps and a bottle of bath oil in a raffle at a British elementary school.

Afghan leader wants Canada to stay

This is one of the reason's I believe we should stay in Afghanistan past 2009.

Women petition Saudi king

This is interesting,it would be great if females could drive in Saudi Arabia but that is really only a small step towards equality and I don't have much hope that it will happen any time soon.

By election loss

I had a feeling this was coming ,we really need to get our act together if we have any hope of winning seats anywhere.People just have no clue what we stand for and things seem to me to be very disorganized.

Monday, September 17, 2007

Dig in Annapolis Royal

That stone path looks cool I wouldn't mind one of those in my garden.

Wednesday, September 12, 2007

22 years in motel

This is pretty crazy,I can't imagine spending that long in a motel but these people seem to like it.I don't think my cats and fish would fit in to well living at a place like that.

Tuesday, September 11, 2007

The poor suffer in pain

This is a sad article and I don't think there are any easy solutions to these problems.These people suffer in pain and it would be good if the drugs to help were available,it is unlikely that any of them would survive anyway so the risk of addiction seems slim but at the same time I can understand the concerns about such powerful drugs.

Hats from the past

I know my mother's great aunt was a hat maker,this display shows hats worn many years ago and gives us a glimpse in to a different era.

Acadian garden

I would love to see this garden sometime.It's very interesting to me to think that the early Acadian settlers grew some of the things I still grow today.

Monday, September 10, 2007

Sandmonkey is back

I am so happy the sandmonkey has started blogging again,his is my favourite blog and i really missed reading it.

Boys thrown out of sect

This is about the plight of boy's kicked out of a polygamist sect in the states.I can't imagine what it must be like to be kicked out of your parents home when you are only 15 but staying there might be even worse I guess.No wonder some of these young men have so many problems they are just kids and they have no idea how things work in the outside world.

Natural gardening

As a gardener this article really interests me.

Tuesday, September 4, 2007

This is an interesting article,I see toads now and then down in our garden but not in any great number and I believe they are quite beneficial .Hopefully most of the toads get across the road safely.