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  1. B)For sure. I even like spilling it all over myself as well.
  2. California man suspected of sausage and spice attack is released from jail Published: Thursday, September 11, 2008 | 8:10 PM ET Canadian Press: THE ASSOCIATED PRESS SANGER, Calif. - A man suspected of breaking into the home of two California farmworkers, rubbing spices into the face of one man and smacking another with an 20-centimetre-long sausage has been set free. Prosecutors say they do not have enough evidence to file criminal charges against 21-year-old Antonio Vasquez. He was released from Fresno County Jail on Tuesday. Sheriff's Lt. Ian Burrimond says Vasquez was found hiding in a field wearing only a T-shirt, boxers and socks after the Saturday morning attack. Vasquez is also accused of stealing $900 from the home. There is no listed phone number for Vasquez. CBC Link
  3. The School Bus companies are outside contractors who the schools boards deal with (at least around here). It would be totally up to the Bus owner to update his buses to electric.
  4. Time to come out of winter hibernation for this one. :grin:
  5. SevenSeasJim

    USA is #1.

    At least the U.S. is winning the "War On Drugs" :wink:
  6. I've been a few times and the city isn't bad. Sault Ste Marie to Wawa is one of the nicest areas in Ontario.
  7. So they shouldn't learn about other things that some people don't like? Seams reasonable. BTW I know several people who put their kids into a catholic school only because they had all day kindergarten.
  8. Un-fucking-believable. And THOSE schools continue to get funding from our government. Banning books is bullshit. For me religion is bullshit.
  9. Intolerance at it's finest. Religion is running scared! RC board pulls book by atheist November 22, 2007 Kristin Rushowy The Toronto Star Halton's Catholic school board has pulled The Golden Compass fantasy book -- soon to be a Hollywood blockbuster starring Nicole Kidman -- off school library shelves because of a complaint. Two other books in the trilogy by British author Philip Pullman have also been removed as a precaution, and principals have been ordered not to distribute December Scholastic book flyers because The Golden Compass is available to order. "(The complaint) came out of interviews that Philip Pullman had done, where he stated that he is an atheist and that he supports that," said Scott Millard, the board's manager of library services. "Since we are an educational institution, we want to be able to evaluate the material; we want to make sure we have the best material for students." Following a recent Star story about the series, an internal memo was sent to elementary principals that said "the book is apparently written by an atheist where the characters and text are anti-God, anti-Catholic and anti-religion." Millard said if students want the books, they can ask librarians for them but the series won't be on display until a committee review is complete. The Golden Compass is the first of the His Dark Materials trilogy of books and have been likened to the Harry Potter series. In the U.S., the Catholic League has accused the books of bashing Christianity and promoting atheism to children. The league is urging parents to boycott the movie, opening Dec. 7. Catholic schools in Toronto and York Region have the books on their shelves and report no complaints. The public library in Burlington, in Halton Region, lists The Golden Compass as suggested reading for grades 5 and 6. The award-winning tome was voted the best children's book in the past 70 years by readers across the globe. It was first published in 1995. Complaints are surfacing now because of the buzz surrounding the movie, Rick MacDonald, the Halton board's superintendent of curriculum services, said. The Nov. 1 article in The Star prompted several e-mails from principals wondering if the book is appropriate for schools. Pullman has made controversial statements, telling The Washington Post in 2001 he was "trying to undermine the basis of Christian belief." In 2003, he said that compared to the Harry Potter series, his books had been "flying under the radar, saying things that are far more subversive than anything poor old Harry has said. My books are about killing God." The board is unsure how many copies of the Pullman books are in circulation at its 37 elementary schools as they were not purchased centrally and are not a part of the curriculum. "We have a policy and procedure whereby individual, parents, staff, students or community members can apply to have material reviewed. That's what happened in this case," MacDonald said. The complaint was received about a week and a half ago, and it is standard procedure to remove books from the shelves during the review. Any move to ban the book would be taken to trustees. Millard said he's still trying to find additional members for the review committee, but has sent copies to those already on the committee. Richard Brock, who heads the Halton elementary branch of the Ontario English Catholic Teachers' Association, said the board is within its rights to restrict distribution of the Scholastic flyer. "With elementary students, you're always going to bend in the direction of caution anyway," he said.
  10. Replace USD with LSD and read this again. :wink:
  11. Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance and Dubliners
  12. Currently Sundin and Antropov are tied for the League lead at +7 Who would have thought that?
  13. . This was an interesting article on AlterNet. Ice Caps Melting Fast: Say Goodbye to the Big Apple? By Paul Brown, AlterNet. Posted October 10, 2007. The talk of sea level rise should not be in centuries, it should be decades or perhaps even single years. And coastal regions like New York and Florida are in the front line for devastation. The glacier is now moving at 15 kilometres a year into the sea although in periodic surges it moves even faster. He has seen a surge, which he had measured as moving five kilometres in 90 minutes - an extraordinary event. If all of Greenland melts, something we were previously assured would take thousands of years, but now could be hundreds, then sea level round the world would rise seven metres. That is without any contribution from the Antarctic, the glaciers of Alaska, the Rockies, the Himalayas, or the ocean water expanding as it warms. So the talk of sea level rise should not be in centuries, it should be decades or perhaps even single years. For 10,000 years, during all of human civilisation sea level remained stable leading us to believe that coastlines remained roughly in the same place. A century ago the sea began to rise one millimetre a year, 20 years ago it had reached two millimetres and this century it has risen to 3 millimetres. This annual rise may not seem much but add hurricane storm surges and high tides and we are soon saying good bye to a lot of coastal settlements -- like the Big Apple. Link
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