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  1. Sorry, I know this is [way] off-topic, but I just couldn’t resist sharing after I read this:

    Dogs domesticated over 27,000 years ago, study finds
    http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/home/science/Dogs-domesticated-over-27000-years-ago-study-finds/articleshow/47385505.cms

    “Humans possibly domesticated dogs 27,000 to 40,000 years ago, according to Swedish researchers whose work was published Thursday in the journal Current Biology.”

    So, just to get this straight (as it were), Humans possibly domesticated dogs … even before the “existence” of the biblical Adam & Eve (oops, almost typed ‘Steve’). So, it just might be true …. you know, the existance of D*O*G. :-))))

    So, maybe that means that “allah” really is: الكلب ?

    1. @Penboy

      Hope it doesn’t come back and bite you! LOL

      I remember seeing Stephen Fry die a horrible death in V for Vendetta only to be seen again at the end of the movie in the final scene. I guess that it was a way of showing that ideas or identities never die. Even the little girl that got shot is back in that scene.

      Freedom has many faces. Freedom to vote, freedom to travel, freedom to lovelike… or hate, freedom to worship… or not.

      But there are freedoms that should never be put to a vote, like, ah, being one self, or choosing whom to love, even the ones mentioned above. Never. Yes, they are voting but it should never have been a necessity to vote on something so fundamentally part of being a human.

  2. @ Old Dan: “But there are freedoms that should never be put to a vote, like, ah, being one self, or choosing whom to love, even the ones mentioned above. Never. Yes, they are voting but it should never have been a necessity to vote on something so fundamentally part of being a human.”

    I absolutely agree. Paul Martin’s speech on bill C-38 summed it up nicely:

    “…..The second argument ventured by opponents of the bill is that government ought to hold a national referendum on this issue. I reject this – not out of a disregard for the view of the people, but because it offends the very purpose of the Charter.

    The Charter was enshrined to ensure that the rights of minorities are not subjected, are never subjected, to the will of the majority. The rights of Canadians who belong to a minority group must always be protected by virtue of their status as citizens, regardless of their numbers. These rights must never be left vulnerable to the impulses of the majority….”

    The key message here is: THE RIGHTS OF THE FEW MUST NEVER BE LEFT VULNERABLE TO THE IMPULSES OF THE MAJORITY.

    To hold a referendum on an issue of basic human rights is fundamentally WRONG and misguided..

  3. @Dan & daveboy (both nice Canadians who I hope value their Maples!):

    Both are very good posts and I agree totally. More power to the, hopefully now, intelligent Irish. and are fighting against the catholic church.

  4. Ireland Votes to Approve Gay Marriage, Putting Country in Vanguard
    http://www.nytimes.com/2015/05/24/world/europe/ireland-gay-marriage-referendum.html?_r=0

    “Ireland has become the first nation to approve same-sex marriage by a popular vote, sweeping aside the opposition of the Roman Catholic Church in a resounding victory Saturday for the gay rights movement and placing the country at the vanguard of social change.

    With ballots from 34 out of the 43 voting areas counted, the vote was almost two to one in favor of legalizing same-sex marriage. All but one of the districts that were counted voted yes, and it appeared to be statistically impossible for opposition votes to overcome the ayes.”

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