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Election Day Today

Election day is today.

Make sure you vote.

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Get a flu shot

Get a flu shot. I got mine. They work. By spreading disease, you might kill someone by giving it to them.

Send this woman to college

I urge all of my readers to go here and cast a vote for the essay there. It will allow the author to get a scholarship so she can go to college. She is an escapee from the Quiverfull/Christian Patriarchy movement and education will be a huge help for her. It will take only a few seconds you don’t have to provide any information to help.

So go vote.

Morphing into Faux News North

Americans are some of the most uninformed people on the planet. Part of this is due to the quasi–propaganda that is fed to people by talking heads on cable news. It causes a divisive society where people don’t think critically, where they believe demonstrably false lies, and where the pundits form their opinions and do the thinking for them.

If a proposed new regulation at the CRTC goes through, that is what will happen to Canada. What those regulations do is make it easy to spread false or misleading news.

Many comments have already been sent to the CRTC; those comments are negative. You can send your own comments by clicking here and scrolling to “2011–14” and clicking on the submit button. I sent in my comment and (if you’re Canadian) so should you. Let the CRTC know what a bad idea this new regulation is.

(Note: I’m stickying this post until the CRTC comment period expires; scroll down for new posts)

Manitoba MP to re-ignite abortion debate in Canada

Winnipeg South MP Rod Bruinooge (Conservative) is planning re-ignite the abortion debate in Canada, CBC reports. The specific legislation he plans to eventually introduce would be a revival of Bill C-484, the Unborn Victims of Crime Act, which would have made sentences tougher if a fetus was harmed during the commission of a crime against a pregnant woman. Justice Minister Rob Nicholson attempted to replace it with legislation that would allow judges to consider a victim’s pregnancy, both pieces of legislation died when the recent federal election was called, CBC reported weeks ago. The government has also failed to enforce the Canada Health Act and force New Brunswick to pay for abortions, even though the government is required to do so.

Bruinooge is head of a “secretive” anti-abortion caucus. He has not revealed how many MPs are in it, but claims that it has members of all four parties with seats in the House of Commons. Bruinooge said that Canadians need to educated about Canada’s abortion stance. Currently, there are no laws in Canada restricting abortion. A fetal homicide law would be a backdoor introduction of fetal rights, regardless of what anyone says. Going by the CBC report, introducing a fetal homicide law is as urgent as dealing with the ongoing economic crisis.

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A different kind of Christmas song

Suffice to say it is moving.

Some background:

The song is called “The Gift” and the vocalist is Nova Scotia singer Aselin Debison. The song was previously covered by Garth Brooks (but this version is way better). The song was written by Montana singer/songwriter Stephanie Davis.

Let’s take the meaning of this song to heart and give something to someone less fortunate. Give someone hope.

A tale of two companies

First the good:

Feministing reports that the American Family Association is urging a boycott of Campbell’s Soup because it subsidiary, Swanson Broth, dared to do good and run an ad featuring a lesbian couple and their son in a gay magazine, The Advocate. Stand up for equality: buy more Campbell’s, give surplus to charity, and tell Campbell’s how they are doing good and that you will continue to support them.

Now the bad:

Religion Dispatches reports on how the winner of a “Manliness” contest sponsored by Old Spice is a man called Matthew Chancey. Matthew Chancey is a Christian Reconstructionist and a truly evil man. He is against women’s rights, and supports theocracy and women being submissive. He was supported by Vision Forum, which is against women’s suffrage. THIS IS TRULY EVIL AND MUST NOT BE TOLERATED. Tell Proctor & Gamble how bad they really are and never ever buy another one of their products.

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