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Rights activist
Future Plans
Saturday, 12 January 2013 12:27

blank protest signI've decided that I'll become a rights activist. I'm not sure what rights I will stand up for yet. Everybody is doing something nowadays and I feel like I'm missing out. Based on preliminary research, I can share the following with anyone wanting to become a rights activist:

Join a group that is going to win regardless whether you join or not.

This is the first thing to look for. Don't join a group that is bound to lose or disband, like support for a Lobster Liberation Front.

Pick a popular trend

Gay rights is a popular one and the job is halfway done for you already. No group meetings, no demonstrations, the banner ads are already done, celebrity endorsements, etc - all you have to do is a little google search and boom - copy/paste into facebook and you're a gay rights activist.

Know your limits

Don't join groups for which you can end up dead or in jail. (Unless that is your goal)

That's all I have for now. Next time we will go over how to further narrow down your choices, so stay tuned.

 

And some humour:

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Banks and pens
Funny
Friday, 11 January 2013 08:44

banks and pens

 
Speed reader
Funny
Friday, 11 January 2013 08:41

speed reader

 
Michio Kaku: How to reverse aging
Main
Wednesday, 09 January 2013 09:16

This is a concern for most of us.

 
Hockey is back
News unrelated to me
Monday, 07 January 2013 08:13

Hockey is back by popular demand. Let's see how the fans kept busy during the mind-numbing 113 days of the lockout:

Created Facebook protest pages

Picketed: Hockey fans protest NHL lockout outside ACC

Created protest websites with clever logos (ooh-la-la): No Hockey Lockout website

More protests

Created petitions

Created video compilations, with patriotic themes:

This is getting beyond the PG13 rating of this website, but here it goes: refused to shave their legs until the lockout was over.

Yes, it is finally over. This could not have been done without you - loyal fans! Now you can go back to your couch, drink beer and yell at the television screen. 

mind-numbing
 
End of the world - new date
News unrelated to me
Wednesday, 02 January 2013 09:23

This is a short notice, but in case you've missed the end of the world on Dec 21, 2012 you may still be able tol catch it on January 4th. If you go by the Julian Calendar: December 21 falls on January 4th.

 
Winter parking in Ottawa
Ottawa
Friday, 28 December 2012 13:25

parking cars in snowWell, it's December outside and there's lots of snow. Ottawa generally is a nice place to live except for winter time. Winters here are 6-8 months, so you either have to move or adjust. Since moving is not an option for me (just the address change for all the plastic cards I have is an unimaginable pain), I'm trying to adjust. In this installment of living in Ottawa we will cover downtown winter parking.

Parking downtown overall is a pain. In addition to by-law vultures and conditional no-parking signs, you have to fight the snow. Here are a few tips (based on personal experience) to help you successfully park your car in or after a snow storm:

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All you need to know about the Fiscal Cliff
Simpsons
Tuesday, 18 December 2012 08:23

 
Walter on US politics
Walter's Theories
Tuesday, 18 December 2012 07:44

When asked about the elections and the future in the States, Walter had this to say:

"Obama will bankrupt the US economy in the next 4 years of his presidency. Mitt Romney would have done it in two".

 


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