Celebrating Canadian Space Oddity Commander Chris Hadfield

I have been following Canadian astronaut Chris Hadfield’s journey in space for some time now, and on May 13th, he stepped down from his command of the International Space Station. He has been on the artificial satellite since December 2012, when he arrived as part of Expedition 35, a six-person crew.

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Metered Internet Chokes Canada

Imagine the following scenario: you go to your kitchen to pour yourself a glass of water only to find that no water comes forth from the tap. Looking in the cabinet underneath the sink reveals a small computer display that reveals the following: you have reached your monthly quota of drinking water for the month and so you are no longer permitted to pour more water until the beginning of the following month.

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Racist Ann Coulter Confuses Satire and Bigotry

If we did not already know that racial harmony is a myth, the words of Ann Coulter could not have made the point more clearly. Always ready to spread bile and hate, Ms. Coulter traveled to speak at Canadian universities, but had to cancel an appearance last Tuesday night when protesters showed up en masse to stand against her appearance.

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The East Village Euro, the Texas Peso and the Border Town Loonie

A single Euro is currently worth 1.4728 U.S. Dollars — is it any wonder that some Manhattan stores in New York are accepting Euros as payment for goods and services?

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k.d. lang and That Voice

k.d. lang has the most beautiful Voice in the world. Her incredible Voice, nuanced in tone and bursting with emotion while always being held in perfect moderation and absolute control, provides high warning of her greatness.

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Deaf and Bloodless in Canada

The Toronto Star reported yesterday if you are Deaf in Canada you are not allowed to donate blood. When I first read the article I thought I was reading something from 100 years ago, not 12 hours ago. The Canadian Blood Services (CBS) agency isn’t outright blaming the Deaf for their disability and their inability in the Canadian health system to donate blood — no, that would be too obvious and vicious — so the CBS instead attempts to take up the banner of honor and thoughtfulness by claiming it is a privacy violation for the Deaf to donate blood because they use interpreters.

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Western Kansas, The Way Life Was Meant to Be

by Evan Stair

Several years ago I asked my boss for a day off so that I could get some rest and relaxation. He asked where I was headed and I said with a wide grin on my face, “Western Kansas.” I could see the confusion in his face as I began to laugh.

He asked “Why in the heck would anyone spend good vacation days in Western Kansas?”

I answered, “Because of the trains!”

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