Monday, February 25, 2008

Muslim student associations

I found this article on Muslim students and inclusion very interesting.I find it surprising that some of these organizations are so strict.

Friday, February 22, 2008

Patrone appointed to board

I didn't even realize he wasn't with CTV anymore,it doesn't seem like that long since I saw him on the news.This doesn't look that good and I think it would be a good idea to have him come before the committee but at the same time a person shouldn't be disqualified from such position for life just because they were involved with a political party at some point or many good people would be excluded.

Compromise on war

I am glad to see some compromise on this issue since I wasn't very happy with the liberal position by times and would not be very pleased if they wanted to haul out the troops right away like the Block and NDP.

Monday, February 11, 2008

Tax on plastic bags in Ireland

Plastic bag use in Ireland has gone way down after the implementation of a 33 cent tax on plastic grocery bags.I don't know if people here are ready for something like that or not but I think it would be good idea,most local stores now have reusable bags available to buy for less than a dollar and I hardly ever use plastic bags myself any more.

I have been up to the red pine landfill several times when we had something to big for the garbage truck and the sight of those mountains of garbage is enough to make anyone want to reduce their waste.

Wednesday, February 6, 2008

Birds find their way home

This reminds me of something that happened when I was a child,we had a cat named Sam that got away from my mother at the animal clinic which was about 10 kilometres or more from where we lived.We though we might never see the cat again even though my mother went down every day and put out food and the people ate the clinic watched for him and said that he might come out at someones house near by if they happen to be out barbecuing but about 4 days later my father went down one morning and the cat was on our door step.It's amazing how animals seem to know the direction to get home even when they are dumped far away.