Tuesday, May 24, 2016

My favourite... Cows with guns

In light of recent cruel treatment of cows at a slaughterhouse in the US, the cows are fighting back!

Cows With Guns. Click here to watch.

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Lessons From a Carrot, Egg, and Coffee Bean

Are you a Carrot, Egg, or a Coffee Bean?Let’s face it. Personal trauma and tragedy – like illness or injury, death of a loved one, loss of a job, or an unexpected breakup of a relationship – are unavoidable. The question is: Will these private calamities erode our capacity to be happy or help us become stronger and better able to live a meaningful and fulfilling life?

Consider how differently carrots, eggs, and coffee beans are affected by the extreme adversity of being boiled.

Like the carrot, adversity can soften us. We can emerge more flexible, understanding, compassionate, and grateful or we can let our life spirit turn into a soft mush. Like the egg, the boiling water can make us harder, stronger, tougher, and wiser or we can become more cynical, pessimistic, callous, and inaccessible. And like the coffee bean, we can willingly transform our lives into something better or simply lose ourselves completely.

We can’t control what happens to us, but we have a lot to say about how we react and, therefore, what happens in us. The first step to turning adversity into advantage is to get out of the hot water as quickly as possible. Don’t dwell on catastrophe. Grieve, but move on. Don’t define your life by misfortune.

Second, force yourself to move forward. Draw on inner strengths, the people who love you, and your faith to help you transform your life into something better. Formulate a vision of a more purposeful life filled with people and experiences that will help you become more fulfilled.

This is Michael Josephson reminding you that character counts.

*Character Counts

Have Bucket List, Will Travel


The massive palace complex of Persepolis was the glory of the Persian Empire at its peak. After Alexander the Great sacked the palace in 330 B.C., the ruins disappeared into the sands until archaeologists from the University of Chicago uncovered them in the 1930s.

Should Canada join U.S

by Kathleen Maloney, I live next door and am engulfed by your culture

Kathleen is a Most Viewed Writer in Canadians.

From From Your Quora Digest

Q: Should Canada join U.S and be part of it?
Kathleen Maloney, I live next door and am engulfed by your culture

Why in the name of Murgatroyd would Canada want to do such a thing? Don't you realize we've got a good gig here? Okay...I suppose not. So I'll do little bit of explaining.

Our Prime Minister is Justin Trudeau (just for you Channe Järna ). He identifies as a feminist and selected a highly qualified parliamentary cabinet which is 50% female....because it was 2015. He facilitated bringing 25,000 Syrian refugees into Canada as of February 2016 and more are coming. And most of us welcomed them with open arms. He supports cultural diversity, seems to have a genuine wish to redress wrongs perpetrated against the aboriginals for the damage our country has done to them, he's going legalize marijuana, he supports social justice, he's introducing a large stimulus program in order to keep the economy growing and he has good hair.
Prime Minister Justin Trudeau
Some people would like the next President of the United States to be this guy. He's a racist, misogynist, white supremacist. He's going to build a wall to keep the rapist mexicans out. He's going to identify all Muslims in the country ( maybe with a gold star or something) and not allow them to visit until he can sort this terrorism thing out. He doesn't seem to realize David Duke is a white supremacist (or does he ;-) ). He is a demagogue pandering to the economically disenfranchised who look just like him (minus the fake-bake) and is content to ride the scapegoating tide of those who want to blame their woes on people who don't look or talk like them.
Donald Trump

Who would you choose?

2. We have universal healthcare and a strong, compassionate social safety net ( admittedly not perfect but....)

3. We have a true respect for the rights of all including all those gays, queers and transgendered people some of the southern Americans seem so frightened of. (Sidenote: My former neighbours were the first gays in Canada to be legally married. Mike and Mike have a little schnauzer named Schmikey. I befriended them in the dog park. Oddly enough, their gayness was not contagious and I remained straight. Hard to believe. I know.)

4. We have a true secular government, where every one's creed is respected ( including muslims, sikhs, jews,christians etc. and, yes, even atheists!)

5. We don't have gun issues. Gun control, while not universally popular, is not all that challenging to enact and enforce. We don't have pink assault rifles for women and don't need them. We're generally a whole lot more peaceful.

6. Contrary to popular belief, our climate is just fine, thank you very much. I know, I know, we actually have...horrors... winters. Newsflash, so does most of the United States. I, btw, live in a sub-mediterranean climate and do not experience snow in the winter.I get rain. That's right....I live in Canada. No polar bears where I live.

Okay. I give up now. I note that your original question was "Since Canadians has adopt so much American culture and love America. Should Canada join U.S and be part of it". Clearly you are not all that informed about Canada, given the assumptions you hold in asking your question. This does not make you unique. When I joined Quora, I was instantly inundated with questions like "What are the differences between Americans and Canadians", "if America invaded Canada, what would happen", "Are there any places in Canada that are not super-cold" etc. I valiantly tried to answer these types of questions politely. I would try and explain that Canada is a huge country and has many regional variations, in the face of assumptions that all of Canada is exactly the same and, I dunno, you can drive anywhere in Canada in 3 hours. I lasted about a week and then took all reference to Canada off my profile because I couldn't handle the seeming deluge of uniformed questions about Canada.

I've now evolved and put reference to my "Canadianess" back in my profile. I just usually ignore all the questions about Canada that are pretty much founded on sheer ignorance about Canada. And you know...that's okay. If you don't want to learn anything about Canada before you ask questions, that's your perogative. However, questions like yours are going to continue to piss me off.

So here's the deal. If you are genuinely interested in learning about Canada, anonymous OP, I'm more than happy to inform you about the country that I was born and raised in and, as a result, am extremely proud of. However, you're going to need to can the assumptions and ask some open-ended questions. Deal?

EDIT: Trudeau is tabling legislation to include sexual identity as a protected class under the Canadian Human Rights Act.

Monday, May 23, 2016

Try This At Home!

Homemade Metal Detector

Forget your combination?

Strange People (Facts)

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How to deal with information overload

Information OverloadWe live in a 24x7 culture, where multitasking isn’t just fashionable; it’s considered essential. Astounding numbers of people write text messages or take phone calls while they’re driving, write to-do lists in meetings, or read e-mails while they’re on the phone. The more tasks we juggle, the more we cram into our lives, the more productive we feel.

But have we really got it all, or just pieces of everything? Are we juggling too much as we race breathlessly through the day, and are we losing the ability to focus on anything in depth? Has a constant flow of data become something we crave, the symbol of a full life?

Drowning in data

With messages flying at us from all directions, we’re drowning in data. The average office worker receives over 150 e-mails a day, not to mention numerous calls on different types of telephone, faxes, SMS and instant messages from colleagues and friends. Our attention is constantly being demanded by the beeps and rings of one electronic device or another. And this is especially distracting in the workplace, where it can actually stop us doing our job properly and even lead to stress-related health problems.

Many workers are starting to feel that the constant interruptions and demands on their attention are preventing them from concentrating on their work. Our brains need time to disengage from one task and switch attention completely to a new one. Indeed, once we have been taken away from a task, it takes on average half an hour to be able to return to it. In the long term, information overload can erode our ability to focus and think at a deeper level.

Finding the focus

The problem isn’t that there’s too much information: it’s how to deal with it. We need to manage the demand and allocate time for ourselves to concentrate and make the most of the information we receive. Here are a few tips that may help:

• Prioritise. Before you start work, take time to identify what you really need to do, then tackle one task at a time, starting with the most difficult. Don’t try and fit quick and easy tasks in between. With every switch, your brain has to refocus.

• Pay attention. Train yourself to finish one task at a time. Choose what you need to do and do it properly with 100 percent of your attention. Resist the urge to multitask. Think quality, not quantity. Organise your time, take breaks, get some fresh air, refocus.

• Switch off. Don’t be a slave to the beep! When you need to work, switch off e-mail and instant messaging, and put your phones on voice mail. Decide for yourself when is the best time to tackle your in-box. You could perhaps allot two sessions to this task, in the morning and then the afternoon. The important thing is to resist the urge to check messages in between. Tell people you have a new policy in order to get work done. They’ll get used to it.

• Consolidate. When you need to write an e-mail, force yourself to be concise. Five sentences is a good limit. Be considerate: Don’t overload your colleagues’ mail boxes with information and unnecessary messages, like “thanks!” or “great!” Try to send fewer messages, and keep the information in what you do send relevant.

Remember: when you send a message, you may be interrupting someone’s work. Make sure it’s worth it!

For more useful learning tips, please visit the HP Learning Centre.

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Sunday, May 22, 2016

Rude Spoonerisms

It's easy to get tongue-tied and accidentally say something rude, as you'll know if you've ever watched one of those compilations of TV slip-ups. Often just switching two small sounds in a phrase will result in an embarrassing, or even obscene Spoonerism!

Try reading these out loud, ONCE, but not within earshot of your grandmother... just in case!

The acrobats displayed some cunning stunts.

Sir, you are certainly a shining wit.

He fills her soul with hope.

It's the Tale of Two Cities.

Have you brought your sleeping bag?

She is sure pretty.

Have you seen her sick duck?

Oh, the suffering of purgery on my soul!

He's not a pheasant plucker.

She showed me her tool kits.

He's a smart fella.

A hot pie would make me happy.

Fire truck.

Overhead door.

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The Peepee List

Next time you go to the public toilets you may observe one of the following types of vistors:
Excitable Type
Pants are twisted, cannot find hole, rips pants in anger.
Sociable Type
Joins pals for a piss whether he wants one or not.
Timid Type
Cannot piss if anyone is watching, pretends he has been and sneaks back later.
Noisy Type
Whistles loudly, peeps over partition to have a look at the other fellow's tool.
Indifferent Type
All urinals being occupied, uses sink.
Clever Type
Pisses without holding tool, shows off by adjusting tie at the same time.
Vain Type
Undoes 5 buttons when 2 will do.
Absent-Minded Type
Opens jacket, takes out tie, pisses in pants.
Worried Type
Is not quite sure what he has been up to lately, makes a furtive but close inspection of tool while pissing.
Disgruntled Type
Stands for a while, grunts, farts, tries to piss, fails, farts again and walks out muttering.
Sneaky Type
Drops silent farts while pissing and looks at the bloke next to him.
Sloppy Type
Pisses on shoe, walks out with flies undone, adjusts himself ten minutes later.
Learned Type
Reads a book or newspaper while pissing.
Childish Type
Watches bubbles at bottom of the urinal while pissing.
Strong Type
Bangs tool on side of urinal to remove drops.
Drunken Type
Pulls out tool, sees two, puts one away, and pisses in trousers.
Embarrassed Type
Covers tool with both hands and pisses through fingers.
Cock-Eyed Type
Stands in one cubical and pisses in next one.

Work VS. Prison

JUST in case you ever get these two environments mixed up, this should makeThings a little bit clearer.

IN PRISON..........you spend the majority of your time in a 10X10 cell.

AT WORK............you spend the majority of your time in an 8X8 cubicle.

IN PRISON.........you get three meals a day.

AT WORK...........you get a break for one meal and you have to pay for it.

IN PRISON..........you get time off for good behavior.

AT WORK............you get more work for good behavior.

IN PRISON.......the guard locks and unlocks all the doors for you.

AT WORK.........you must often carry a security card and open all the doors for yourself.

IN PRISON..........you can watch TV and play games.

AT WORK............you could get fired for watching TV and playing games.

IN PRISON.........you get your own toilet.

AT WORK...........you have to share the toilet with some people who pee on the seat.

IN PRISON..........they allow your family and friends to visit.

AT WORK............you aren't even supposed to speak to your family.

IN PRISON.........all expenses are paid by the taxpayers with no work required.

AT WORK...........you get to pay all your expenses to go to work, and they deduct taxes from your salary to pay for prisoners.

IN PRISON..........you spend most of your life inside bars wanting to get out.

AT WORK . . . You spend most of your time wanting to get out and go inside bars.

IN PRISON .........you must deal with sadistic wardens.

AT WORK............they are called managers.