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Archive for October, 2011

Wisdom makes me smile

My friend Karen Mock passed this along to me and, as she wrote, it is too good not to pass along.

A very self-important college freshman attending a recent football game took it upon himself to explain to a senior citizen sitting next to him why it was impossible for the older generation to understand his generation.

'You grew up in a different world, actually an almost primitive one,' the student said, loud enough for many of those nearby to hear. 'The young people of today are much more advanced than people your age. We grew up with television, jet planes, space travel, man walking on the moon and the Internet. We have cell phones, nuclear energy, electric and hydrogen cars, computers, automated manufacturing, amazing
technologies, …and,' pausing to take another drink of beer.

The senior took advantage of the break in the student's litany and said, 'You're right, son. We didn't have those things when we were young…..so we invented them. Now, you arrogant little shit, what are  YOU doing for the next generation?'

The applause was resounding…

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Posted by Carey Miller - October 27, 2011 at 1:10 pm

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James Morton, Candidate for Liberal Party VP English, Supports Young Liberals

It was really good to see James Morton take the lead in supporting the Young Liberals. A lovely letter of thanks and support from Mateusz.

 


 

Enormous thanks to James Morton, Candidate for VP (English) of the Liberal Party of Canada, who contributed $250 to sponsor a Young Liberals of Canada delegation to the UN Conference on Climate Change.

Young Liberals are working hard to raise funds and are counting on your support. James has challenged all the National Executive officers and candidates and their friends to match or better his generous donation.

Our exceptional young delegates were selected though a competitive nationwide process and are organizing town halls in their communities to inform other youth about climate change and our party’s proud record of environmental achievements. They look forward to taking Liberal pride to the United Nations Conference on Climate Change.

Please support James Morton’s challenge by forwarding this challenge to Presidential hopefuls Sheila Copps, Mike Crawley, Alexandra Mendès and Ron Hartling and Director Candidates Zack Paiken and Kyle Harrietha, as well as your friends and colleagues. Click here to meet the Morton Challenge.


Mateusz Trybowski
Vice-President
International Federation of Liberal Youth
Fédération Internationale des Jeunesses Libérales

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Posted by Carey Miller - October 24, 2011 at 6:27 pm

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Banal Discussion of Evil

I ran across this on YouTube and, unfortunately, did not find it hard to believe. It is labeled Arab Men Should Sexually Harass Israeli Woman As Resistance.

What struck me was not just the suggestion that sexual harassment and rape should be used as a weapon of “resistance”. Given the current activities in Africa, rape as a weapon is hardly a unique concept. The suggestion and the woman suggesting it are both vile. What struck me was the nature of the conversation. If you did not read the translation, the two could be conversing about taxes.

There is a gulf between western and Arab culture which exceeds language and religion.


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Posted by Carey Miller - October 11, 2011 at 12:07 pm

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Regarding the Ongoing Irrelevance of Keynesian Economics

As I see more of them, my enjoyment of Barry A. Deutsch's cartoons increases. I recommend you visit the Ampersand blog to check out the entire selection.

I enjoyed this one especially, as I can never understand how business leaders are so antagonistic toward Keynesian economics. When the economy starts to suffer, these paragons of independence approach the government on their knees, shaking their begging bowls with rage.

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Posted by Carey Miller - October 7, 2011 at 4:45 pm

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Wonderful! Check these out

On doing an image search, I came across these great pictures. I will definitely be framing some for my place. Have a look at Building a World – The Explodingdog Store.


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Posted by Carey Miller - October 7, 2011 at 1:36 pm

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Thanks Steve

I still remember fondly the first computer ever to find its way into the family home. The Apple IIe was magic, allowing these clumsy finger to type badly, then delete the virtual mistakes.


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Posted by Carey Miller - October 5, 2011 at 10:17 pm

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