Posts Tagged ‘Canada’
Posted by Warm Southern Breeze on Tuesday, July 9, 2013
By now, perhaps you’ve heard the tragic news that Lac-Mégantic - a small town with a population of 6000 in the Canadian province of Quebec, 155 miles (250km) from Montreal – has been devastated by a petrochemical explosion & fire subsequent to a train derailment in that town. Thirteen people are confirmed dead, and 50 are missing… their bodies possibly vaporized by the intense heat of the 72-car blast.
According to officials, some of whom remain unnamed, the train’s engineer was taking his required sleep break in a nearby motel, when, again, according to authorities, the train’s brakes “failed,” which then caused the train to begin rolling unabated for nearly 7 miles (11km) before crashing & burning.
In a related news item this morning, Edward Burkhardt, Chairman of the Board of Rail World Inc., and Chairman of the Montreal, Maine & Atlantic Railway - the parent company of the railroad firm which owns the train – said Read the rest of this entry »
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Posted by Warm Southern Breeze on Tuesday, June 5, 2012
For many years, Cullman, Alabama – a tiny town in Central North Alabama, founded by German immigrants in 1873 – had been “dry,” which is to say that there were no legal sales of beverage alcohol in the city.
In fact, the city had been dry for nearly half its existence, having experienced “wet” and dry periods aside even, from national Prohibition.
There had been various referendums in 2004, 2002, 1992, 1990, 1986 and 1984, with the closest vote in 1984, when alcohol sales were voted down by a mere 159 votes.
Cullman had also been the butt of national jokes & mockery because it had the only dry Oktoberfest in the United States. That all changed in 2011, and for the 30th celebration of Oktoberfest that year, celebrants were able to legally sell & enjoy the consumption of beer, wine & liquor.
What is particularly fascinating about this entire ordeal – local prohibition in small-town Alabama – is that it is representative of Read the rest of this entry »
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Posted by Warm Southern Breeze on Monday, April 16, 2012
To some, the decline was in full swing when the term “google” became a proper name, but when “Google” as a proper name (and therefore a noun) began to be used as a verb, as in “Google it,” when referring to an Internet-based search.
Is this not another case in point for strong regulation?
Google fined by FCC for impeding Street View probe
The Federal Communications Commission has cleared Google of charges that it illegally collected WiFi data using its Street View cars, but fined the company $25,000 for obstructing the bureau’s investigation.
According to the FCC filing, the company has not been helping U.S. regulators look into the matter. “For many months, Google deliberately impeded and delayed the Bureau’s investigation by Read the rest of this entry »
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Posted by Warm Southern Breeze on Saturday, April 14, 2012
This morning, as I was going about my morning routine, it occurred to me in that process that I am Read the rest of this entry »
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Posted by Warm Southern Breeze on Friday, February 25, 2011
At it’s core, marriage is a state of human affairs permitted and governed by the state.
In this context, the word “state” refers to governmental authority. Governmental authority in the United States is defined as being the will of the people as determined by the ballot.
Why does the state regulate human affairs?
It is because of an overriding sense of justice, an overwhelming sense of right and wrong. It is because to “do wrong by” another person is a transgression of an inherent social contract that occurs at the very core of humanity, one which is by its very nature unspoken, yet fully known in the human heart.
Why, for example, on any playground the world over, can we Read the rest of this entry »
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Posted by Warm Southern Breeze on Sunday, January 30, 2011
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Comedy is a “two way street.” That is, it conveys a message, and the message is about us, our circumstances and situations. What makes comedy funny, first of all, is that it MUST address reality – the known. We cannot discuss something that cannot be known, for as the byline to this blog reads, “… there is no such thing as nothing.”
Delving into the philosophical, we understand comedy also on two levels, again, both which are firmly rooted in reality.
Now, having addressed that element, it is proper and fitting to address the other, or obverse element – that is, the opposite element – which element is not humor.
The man Rush Limbaugh has never Read the rest of this entry »
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