I gotta say over all, I am relieved. As a Canadian, independence votes make me want to run away screaming. My earliest memory of politics is my mother explaining the 1980 Quebec referendum to me.

As someone of English, Irish and Scottish (along with Swiss/German) descent, I don't want to see the UK break up. It… » 9/19/14 1:21am Today 1:21am

Scotland says it wants to use the Pound, but the all three party leaders in the UK are saying no to that. As a Canadian, I gotta say, I totally see where Westminster is coming from there. In or out. You don't get to cherry pick the bits you like, to make Independence more palatable to your population.

A Scottish… » 9/19/14 12:29am Today 12:29am

Biology major Bobby Jindal: "I am not an Evolutionary Biologist"

At a breakfast organized by the Christian Science Monitor, Louisiana Govenor Bobby Jindal was asked to answer some questions about Science. Govenor Jindal, a graduate with a double major in Biology and Politcal Science from Brown, was happy to take the questions, until he was asked if he accepted evolution. His… » 9/18/14 5:23pm Yesterday 5:23pm

Agree completely. The basis of it is pretty basic physics and chemistry. The trapped carbon we have been releasing by burning fossil fuels has to go somewhere, and unless someone can point to massive new peatlands, or a marked increase in the production of carbonate rock, it's mostly going into the atmosphere. The… » 9/08/14 7:49pm 9/08/14 7:49pm

I went and got my ribbon and $2 prize for my strawberry rhubarb jam at the Fall Fair today. Mr. Ivriniel had lost my ticket, but the ladies remembered when he registered, so it was fine.

Your post reminds me that I have a 3 litre basket of peaches in the downstairs fridge that I need to get into the dehydrator. Off… » 9/07/14 6:25pm 9/07/14 6:25pm