Tag Archives: Australia

Round the Pacific Rim

Taiwan’s gay marriage ruling raises hopes across Asia | The Japan Times Taiwan Votes In Favor Of Same-Sex Marriage Taiwan Gay Marriage Ruling Widens Political Divide With China Taiwan leapfrogs Australia to become second Asia Pacific nation to have gay … Continue reading

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National Values vs Citizen Values

The Globe and Mail Does Australia’s values test have a future in Canada?: The plan to screen immigrants for Australian values represents a crass U-turn for Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull Does Australia’s values test have a future in Canada? theglobeandmail.com … Continue reading

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Shoppers 2 and a List To Do

Unexpectedly, the Pharmacy Manager at the Shoppers Drug Mart called. She wanted to let me know she’d faxed my doctor’s office. I told her that I did not appreciate the previous call and that she caused me to have  panic … Continue reading

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It’s Snowing Again

Yesterday it started falling, and today, mid day, there’s over a foot of snow. Driveway and sidewalk shoveling, including a channel for the street drain. The outting from Surrey to Vancouver cancelled, owing to weather.   meanwhile, our commonwealth cousin … Continue reading

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Common Wealthing: Canucks vs Aussies

if 9/11 taught us anything, it’s that all that divine nonsense needs to go. O Canada? can we talk about the Governor-General Kings to Prime Ministers to Presidents Queen meets Trudeau 2.0   Sovereign democracies with civil rights and equality concepts are … Continue reading

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TV: Miss Fisher’s Murder Mysteries

I have never cared for mystery stories, because they tend to be poorly constructed, and post-PTSD, it is difficult for me to watch people being totally crappy to each other for reasons of money or emotions. The Australian tv show … Continue reading

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From Hominids to Homos

Sapiens, that is…. here’s a thought, many of these ancestors are still part of our genetics, and we are actually still in that merging and emerging process. We have gone from natural sexual selection to unnatural selection via wars, genocides … Continue reading

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