Monthly Archives: November 2010

Hate Groups in the USA

The Southern Poverty Law Center established in 1971, is a nonprofit civil rights organization dedicated to fighting hate and bigotry, and to seeking justice for the most vulnerable members of society. The maintain a database of groups in the US … Continue reading

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Plastination Gifts

If you celebrate with gift giving this time of year, and you can’t find something unique, look no further than Gubener Plastinate Since 1995, Dr. Gunther von Hagens, inventor of plastination, has presented genuine anatomical specimens in the renowned BODY¬†WORLDS … Continue reading

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Anatomy of a Stoning

Last Saturday (Nov 20, 2010), The National Post published an article containing a graphic showing the details of a stoning according to the penal code of Iran. This code is, of course, based upon a specific interpretation of the Qur’an. … Continue reading

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Was Cthulhu behind the settling of New England

From   Ichabod Wiswall was responsible, with the Reverend Increase Mather, for persuading Queen Mary to create the 1692 charter which united the colonies of Plymouth and Massachusetts Bay into the Province of Massachusetts Bay, which became the Commonwealth … Continue reading

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The Failure of Airport Security

Over the past 9 years, we have been subjected to increasingly intrusive inspections if we wish to board an airplane. Most of these ‘security measures’ have been accepted by the traveling public as a reasonable compromise between safety and personal … Continue reading

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The Bob Marley Worm (seriously)

Over the past decade or so, researchers from around the world have been conducting a census of the world’s oceans. There are lots of pictures around, with thousands of previously unseen animals such as: The Yeti Crab (Kiwa hirsuta), found … Continue reading

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Happy Thanksgiving to Our US Neighbours

My mother was born and raised in the US and moved to the farm here on PEI when she married my father. Since the Thanksgiving festival has been such an important part of the New England culture, we always had … Continue reading

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Flying Snakes

Something new is in the air. Fortunately, not here. The Paradise Tree Snake (Chrysopelea paradisi) is found in Burma and Southern Thailand through Peninsular Malaysia and Singapore to Indonesia (Borneo, Sumatra, Java, Sulawesi) and parts of the Philippines. Scientists have … Continue reading

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Religion and Condoms

The Popes comments about about condom use are clarified by a nun. In response to a question about AIDS in Africa, while defending the Church’s position that condom use is not ” a real or moral solution,” Benedict said “There … Continue reading

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