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by greeneggsnoham
Sun Jan 11, 2009 3:34 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: PETA Strikes Again-They Want Fish to be Called 'Sea Kittens'
Replies: 198
Views: 22921

Re: PETA Strikes Again-They Want Fish to be Called 'Sea Kittens'

I heard that PETA's first choice was to call them wetpussies, but the emai server kept filtering it out. It probably wouldn't stop people wanting to eat them though.
by greeneggsnoham
Fri Dec 05, 2008 11:37 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Canada: Liberals will try to form coalition
Replies: 63
Views: 5431

Re: Canada: Liberals will try to form coalition

Yakk, I think I love you. Now get on television and tell that to the millions of idiots parroting the same lines we're hearing here, who don't have a clue what's going on and who have been living under a rock for the last few years. I'm serious. You explain it so clearly and patiently. You should b...
by greeneggsnoham
Wed Dec 03, 2008 2:01 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Cognitive Therapy as good as anti-depressants
Replies: 55
Views: 4472

Re: Cognitive Therapy as good as anti-depressants

I just want to say that to anyone out there who feels like their world's going to end, as I did--many times--don't. There's always hope, and it's an Anxiety sufferer's greatest tool. If you can afford therapy/psychiatrist, from my experience, I hope you at least see if they can help you. Thanks. As...
by greeneggsnoham
Wed Dec 03, 2008 1:57 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Cognitive Therapy as good as anti-depressants
Replies: 55
Views: 4472

Re: Cognitive Therapy as good as anti-depressants

Don't read too much into that study please. It does not say that therapy is better for everyone. It simply says that relapse rates were slightly lower for those who underwent therapy compared to those who took medication. That means that for both treatment groups there were people who had relapses ...
by greeneggsnoham
Tue Dec 02, 2008 8:43 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Cognitive Therapy as good as anti-depressants
Replies: 55
Views: 4472

Re: Cognitive Therapy as good as anti-depressants

Don't read too much into that study please. It does not say that therapy is better for everyone. It simply says that relapse rates were slightly lower for those who underwent therapy compared to those who took medication. That means that for both treatment groups there were people who had relapses a...
by greeneggsnoham
Wed Nov 05, 2008 12:00 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Velociraptors in the news
Replies: 9
Views: 1957

Re: Velociraptors in the news

I hear they don't eat for weeks before elections in anticipation of gorging on the juicy McCain voters.
by greeneggsnoham
Mon Nov 03, 2008 7:36 am UTC
Forum: Serious Business
Topic: Assassination, ever justified?
Replies: 90
Views: 9306

Re: Assassination, ever justified?

All good points above that I hadn't thought of, mainly because I'm a touch addled by the scotch I'm drinking. However, I'm not sure that the risk of reprisal assassinations is really an argument. Going to war risks the same thing, really. Iraq and the Baath party obviously could not have staged an a...
by greeneggsnoham
Mon Nov 03, 2008 6:58 am UTC
Forum: Serious Business
Topic: Assassination, ever justified?
Replies: 90
Views: 9306

Assassination, ever justified?

Why does assassination have such a bad rap? Obviously it's had it's bad moments - JFK, MLK etc. However, what if one of the attempts on Hitler had succeeded? Or more recently, what if instead of invading, the US had focused its efforts a little more and had Saddam killed? Yes, I realize that he migh...
by greeneggsnoham
Sun Nov 02, 2008 6:42 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Biden inquisition (also called an interview)
Replies: 29
Views: 2698

Re: Biden inquisition (also called an interview)

I just reviewed this interview with Biden again, and realized what it was that bugged me about it. It felt like Biden had to prove Obama was not guilty of a charge made by the republican party - The republican party made an accusation, and rather than the media presuming innocence until proven guilt...
by greeneggsnoham
Sun Nov 02, 2008 3:53 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: The Completely Official Sarah Palin Thread
Replies: 408
Views: 32513

Re: John McCain's VP pick is Gov. Sarah Palin of Alaska

All the stuff he says in French is totally offensive. That's hilarious. "Like we say in French, 'on peut tuer des bébés focques aussi'" (we can kill baby seals also), and another one that I'm too lazy to find. But then, she didn't catch on either when he complimented her on the "docu...
by greeneggsnoham
Wed Oct 29, 2008 6:18 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Biden inquisition (also called an interview)
Replies: 29
Views: 2698

Re: Biden inquisition (also called an interview)

Oh c'mon guys! How can you say those interviews are biased? I mean she asked both McCain and Biden the same questions! She asked McCain the questions his campaign adverts have been asking about Obama and then asked Biden the same questions about Obama! The only difference was she also asked McCain h...
by greeneggsnoham
Sun Oct 26, 2008 6:51 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: xkcd in the globe and mail (Canadian newspaper)
Replies: 8
Views: 1350

xkcd in the globe and mail (Canadian newspaper)

Thought you might want to fasten down the chesterfields, put on your tuques, and lock up your toboggans. We might be in for a deluge of new Canadians on the forums. http://www.theglobeandmail.com/servlet/story/RTGAM.20081023.wgtweb24/BNStory/Technology/home For those who don't know, the Globe and Ma...
by greeneggsnoham
Wed Oct 22, 2008 6:27 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Canadian Federal Election Results
Replies: 68
Views: 4050

Re: Canadian Federal Election Results

I'll Quebec as a separate nation you . I think that we should give at least part of Quebec to the separatists. Some part of Northern Quebec, with no coastline, and no major waterways. That one place would be their only option, and their country would be entirely surrounded by Canada. They would be ...
by greeneggsnoham
Thu Oct 16, 2008 7:41 pm UTC
Forum: Serious Business
Topic: Why is America more right-wing than other democracies?
Replies: 109
Views: 10141

Re: Why is America more conservative than other countries?

That leaves Canada as unexplained by this model. I love that Canada can't be explained. I live here and I sure don't understand it. As for the subject, I think that we outside the country and in the US are deceived in many ways both by the media AND the current republican political strategy. The re...
by greeneggsnoham
Sat Aug 30, 2008 12:01 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Need help concerning over-worked friend
Replies: 11
Views: 1566

Re: Need help concerning over-worked friend

Sounds rough. What I'd say you do is help your friend out in the way that you can. Make appointments when your friend has a little time, take your friend out for ice cream or whatever she likes doing, give her a place and time to escape mentally once in a while. With her mom running her timetable, y...
by greeneggsnoham
Fri Aug 29, 2008 11:02 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Cause-Effect Nullifier
Replies: 46
Views: 4252

Re: Cause-Effect Nullifier

The English Language school I used to work at had its website and all of its application forms in English only. I didn't need the nullifier, but I think our enrollment might have gone up considerably if there was an online version for our students. Oh wait.... no, enrollment wouldn't have gone up no...
by greeneggsnoham
Fri Aug 29, 2008 8:34 pm UTC
Forum: Movies and TV Shows
Topic: Dumbest things said in movies
Replies: 87
Views: 10638

Re: Dumbest things said in movies

Anyway, Resident Evil: Apocalypse has some particularly horrendous quotes and plot points. Like the fact that the characters decide to walk through a cemetery . They've just been attacked by hundreds of living dead, so clearly the cemetery's the best place to be :roll: And yet, now that I think abo...
by greeneggsnoham
Tue Aug 26, 2008 4:25 am UTC
Forum: Movies and TV Shows
Topic: Dumbest things said in movies
Replies: 87
Views: 10638

Dumbest things said in movies

Forgive me if there is another thread on this topic. I did search and couldn't find anything. Let me give you the example that inspired me to start this thread. Bonus points if you can guess the movie. It's an armageddon story. World is desolate, civilization destroyed. Our hero is standing in the d...
by greeneggsnoham
Tue Aug 26, 2008 4:12 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Fun words to misspronounce.
Replies: 217
Views: 18570

Re: Fun words to misspronounce.

Salmon with the L?

I'm beginning to wonder how anyone understands me at all, with the number of words I like to mispronounce.
by greeneggsnoham
Mon Aug 25, 2008 11:37 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Fun words to misspronounce.
Replies: 217
Views: 18570

Re: Fun words to misspronounce.

Ossifer is a fun one too, in the right moment:

"Why no ossifer, I'm not under the affluence of incohol. Why do you ashk?"
by greeneggsnoham
Mon Aug 25, 2008 11:25 pm UTC
Forum: Language/Linguistics
Topic: (free) IELTS practice material?
Replies: 5
Views: 2054

Re: (free) IELTS practice material?

My friend finally replied: CUP (Cambridge University Press) has a good book called 'Action Plan for IELTS' designed for self-study and there is some useful stuff on the IELTS website (http://www.ielts.org) especially for the writing module (sample questions, answers and examiners comments) but you m...
by greeneggsnoham
Mon Aug 25, 2008 11:17 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Motorcycle owners, please reply!
Replies: 16
Views: 3394

Re: Motorcycle owners, please reply!

Apologies for the more general new rider advice, but here is my standard spiel: Wear a good lid, no matter what the law says, take an MSF safety course, and keep the shiny side up. As someone who has ridden for 15 years, I completely agree, and would add that if I see you on the highway in shorts a...
by greeneggsnoham
Mon Aug 25, 2008 11:11 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Motorcycle owners, please reply!
Replies: 16
Views: 3394

Re: Motorcycle owners, please reply!

The question is how long you're going to be on the highway, traffic and weather conditions, and what sort of shape the road is in. The longer the ride, the larger the engine you'll want. Smaller bikes (400cc or less) can definitely do the speed, but maintaining that sort of RPM for a couple of hours...
by greeneggsnoham
Mon Aug 25, 2008 3:58 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Fun words to misspronounce.
Replies: 217
Views: 18570

Re: Fun words to misspronounce.

I have a few favourites: I love to go to Starbucks with friends and order an expresso and watch them cringe. I also love to say "Pronounciate" Nucular to make fun of some political figures. Finally, I make fun of my friend with the masters degree in economics by saying "stastistics&qu...
by greeneggsnoham
Sat Aug 23, 2008 3:54 am UTC
Forum: Serious Business
Topic: Asexuality
Replies: 330
Views: 75311

Re: Asexuality

Elvish Pillager wrote:Well, studies on homosexuality link it to those same things, so I don't see how that even makes sense as a reason...


I would agree. It isn't a good reason, but I'm not a shrink.
by greeneggsnoham
Sat Aug 23, 2008 12:54 am UTC
Forum: Language/Linguistics
Topic: (free) IELTS practice material?
Replies: 5
Views: 2054

Re: (free) IELTS practice material?

I used to teach IELTS prep classes, but there was very little available on it then. It's just not as broadly accepted as the Cambridge test or the (ugh) TOEFL. I have a friend who is still in the ESL/EFL biz. I'll send him a note and ask him if he can recommend something. Our of curiosity, why are y...
by greeneggsnoham
Sat Aug 23, 2008 12:51 am UTC
Forum: Serious Business
Topic: Asexuality
Replies: 330
Views: 75311

Re: Asexuality

Summary of the thread: anyone who has a good news story and asexual/non-sexual relationships, please stand up. I am quite pessimistic about this, but please prove me wrong! I'm guessing that this thread is mostly dead as no one has posted in in for almost 2 weeks, but I thought I'd throw my tuppenc...
by greeneggsnoham
Thu Aug 21, 2008 4:15 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: REALLY Annoying Misconceptions
Replies: 4059
Views: 379248

Re: REALLY Annoying Misconceptions

having short hair as a female automatically makes one a lesbian. You mean she might have been straight??? Damn! Misconceptions: - That if you don't have kids you are unhappy or a failure and deserve pity - That I don't look at you when I talk because I'm shy (it's because you have that horrible thi...
by greeneggsnoham
Wed Aug 20, 2008 5:32 am UTC
Forum: Serious Business
Topic: Universal Healthcare in the US
Replies: 284
Views: 28828

Re: Universal Healthcare in the US

First, I'll confess. I'm Canadian. You may skip my post now if you like. Second, everyone here keeps pointing at the insurance companies and the concept of insurance, whether private or government, as the problem in the US. I don't think that anyone here has been claiming that. I guess I didn't sta...
by greeneggsnoham
Wed Aug 20, 2008 4:19 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Impenetratable barrier
Replies: 18
Views: 2835

Re: Impenetratable barrier

I like to think I am good at explaining things. I can take complicated concepts, break them down, and relate them in a logical way that makes sense to the listener. The truth is that's about 90% of what consultants do. What I envy is you people who have ideas that are worth communicating. All I seem...
by greeneggsnoham
Wed Aug 20, 2008 3:26 am UTC
Forum: Serious Business
Topic: Universal Healthcare in the US
Replies: 284
Views: 28828

Re: Universal Healthcare in the US

First, I'll confess. I'm Canadian. You may skip my post now if you like. Second, everyone here keeps pointing at the insurance companies and the concept of insurance, whether private or government, as the problem in the US. However, as I think a couple of people have pointed out, it's in the insuran...
by greeneggsnoham
Tue Aug 19, 2008 11:22 pm UTC
Forum: Serious Business
Topic: God, as the idea of a supreme being
Replies: 65
Views: 6688

Re: God, as the idea of a supreme being

I'm enjoying this thread. It's been too long since I've thought about these things. Reflecting on life seems to be the unfortunate casualty of living these days, at least in my case. I took a course (yes, one whole course!) on metaphysics in university so many years ago now that it hurts to count, a...
by greeneggsnoham
Tue Aug 19, 2008 6:49 am UTC
Forum: Language/Linguistics
Topic: Think Before Naming Your Child
Replies: 1622
Views: 353069

Re: Think Before Naming Your Child

When I was teaching I met two students from Japan, who actually became good friends of mine. They were twin sisters, and their names were... wait for it... Miho (meeho) and Shiho (sheeho). I know it sounds like something I made up or stole from a Sean Connery James Bond, but it's the honest truth.
by greeneggsnoham
Tue Aug 19, 2008 6:35 am UTC
Forum: Language/Linguistics
Topic: Annoying words, and Words You Hate
Replies: 1994
Views: 494529

Re: Annoying words, and Words You Hate

Two phrases I hear in my work far too often that make me want to hurt people: Value add - I have two problems with it. One is that it's used as a weasel word, sounding positive but avoiding specifying exactly what value is being added. And secondly what's wrong with "adding value?" other t...
by greeneggsnoham
Tue Aug 19, 2008 5:52 am UTC
Forum: Serious Business
Topic: Am I morally bankrupt?
Replies: 36
Views: 5810

Re: Am I morally bankrupt?

There is another aspect of this that you may want to consider. The military functions most effectively (from a military perspective) when there is no dissension in the ranks. Boot camp and basic training and all of the internal communications are generally very propaganda-like. I don't mean to depic...

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