Friday, November 23, 2007

India's women gain more independence

The lives of India's women are slowly starting to change and become more modern although many traditions still exist.

Dion writes letter to Montana governor

I really agree with Stephane Dion on this issue that the death penalty undermines the human dignity of everyone involved in it, putting a person to death for crimes they have committed takes those involved down to the same level as people that commit crimes and have no respect for anyones life or security as a person.

Queen visits AIDS centre

The Queen visited an AIDS centre to day while in Uganda for the Commonwealth summit. It's good to see there has been a drop in the number of new cases of AIDS in adults in Uganda but more needs to be done there and in all of Africa to combat this terrible disease.

Egyptian doctor sets up gay clinic

This guy is crazy but i wonder how many more there are like him in the world and even in our own country.Found at the Sandmonkey.

Wednesday, November 21, 2007

Uncivilized behaviour

No wonder people think politicians aren't civil enough.

Tuesday, November 20, 2007

Chemical damages schooling instinct

This of particular interest to me as a fish keeper,I keep several schooling species including neon's and pictus catfish and I know fish can become easily stressed and more venerable to predators if they are not kept in appropriate numbers.

Monday, November 19, 2007

Royal wedding anniversary

I have alway been a fan of the Queen and Prince Philip who are celebrating their 60 wedding anniversary. This picture is very nice and similar to one taken on their honeymoon 60 years ago.

There was a service held today in Britain before the couple departs for a short visit to Malta where they spent many happy times in the early year of their married life.

Friday, November 16, 2007

Rape victim in Saudi Arabia sentanced to 200 lashes

This a sad commentary on the state of things in Saudi Arabia.I wonder if a person can even survive that many lashes.

Monday, November 12, 2007

New security measures for Parliament hill.

I hope the new security measures won't be to restrictive,I can see the need for some security but there has to be a balance with still allowing access to Parliament hill and keeping everyone safe.

4000 year old temple discover in Peru

Stuff like this really interest me,it must be very exciting to make discoveries of this sort.

Thursday, November 8, 2007

No kill shelters

An interesting article on no kill shelters,I would like to know what the statistics are for New Brunswick as to how many pets are put down.

I think a large part of the problem is irresponsible owners,the mother cat and 5 kittens that were dumped of in our yard in June could just as easily been taken to the shelter as dumped out to fend for themselves and if the owners had had the mother spayed to begin with then there would have been no problem.

Wednesday, November 7, 2007

Funny laws in Britain

These laws really made me laugh but probably there are some laws as stupid in Canada if any one bother to research them.

Tuesday, November 6, 2007

New train station

This train station interest me because of it historical and architectural value but I'm not sure I would want to travel on a train that goes 186 kilometres an hour even if it is fast and convenient.

Storm pictures

It's amazing what the power of nature can do,some pictures of the storm.

Monday, November 5, 2007

Political stuff

This article touches on some issues that were of interest to me recently.

King Tut's face

It's pretty neat to see this face after so many years.

Thursday, November 1, 2007

Gst response

I thought Dion's reply to a question about liberal plans for the gst was quite good but obviously some other people didn't.If we are against decreasing it it now we have to at least consider the possibility we might raise it if we regain power,we need to stop thinking all the time about how we will get votes and spend some time thinking about what we actually believe in as liberals.