Sep 17, 2013 at 23:12:05
“Agree with you; however, when it is rejected Marois will then use the rejection of the so called charter as all the more reason to incite separation and thus obtain more votes for separation which I believe is very possibly the PQ's hidden agenda behind this proposed charter.
If the charter is accepted or not ( and I don't think that is a priority but a tool for the PQ ) Marois stands to come out a winner by dividing the votes or by playing on citizen's fears and phobias.
As it stands now, she will never get a majority vote so she has little to lose.
I really have to laugh when I hear her speak of inclusiveness when the party's goal is separation.”
Overt Enigma on Sep 18, 2013 at 09:59:36
“I agree with your points, and would be curious myself to see how this plays out.”
Sep 5, 2013 at 12:44:07
“I doubt very much that there is such an individual as a pur laine in Quebec. Quebecers are descendants of many different nationalities including aboriginals, Irish, Scots, Hungarians, Brits, Yugoslavs, Chinese, French, Dutch, Africans, to mention a few.These are all part of Quebec's culture. I would love to see Pauline Marois' family tree.
A true culture is inclusive and not selectively exclusive. Why is there not a totem pole in the legislature ? It is part of the Quebec culture.
This debate, at this time, serves no purpose except to stir up resentment and anger. Yet, Mme. Marois states she is convinced it will create unison.
Personally, I have no objection to turbans, beards, crosses, Star of David's etc. I do however prefer to see the face of the person I am speaking with and I do not believe knives should be allowed in schools ( religious symbols or not)
This issue should be placed aside for now and the real issues of infrastructure, economy, job creation given precedence.”
“Well thanks, but that still does not satisfy my curiosity. The researchers may not assert that quinolic acid causes suicidal ideation; however, they certainly seem to imply that there is a link, as you say, ... a significant link :
"If the pharmaceutical industry can continue developing anti-glutamate medication, I think that might be a great hope for suicidal and depressive patients," Brundin said."
Another drug on the market with what side effects ? and how much money to be made by the pharmaceutical companies ?
Words such as," might be, could be, possibly" imply experimenting on humans.
My intention is not to be pessimistic; however, I have heard too many stories of drugs which are alleged to help people with depression actually create suicidal ideations.... just saying.. it 'could possibly' be that the state of mind of the depressed/suicidal person 'could be' creating the higher levels of quinolinic acid.”
Psychpro on Dec 20, 2012 at 14:02:39
“Don't stop being pessimistic. Your concerns are valid and welcome. They are shared by mental health professionals.
I am a psychiatric nurse, and believe me that I am tired of the manipulation of research by Big Pharma.
But I am also the daily witness to near miracles of modern medicine. It's not just theoretical to me. I would be thrilled to eventually have access to a reliable means to test the level of lethality in suicidal patients. This study suggest there is such a test in our near future.
That is exciting!”
“"About two-thirds of the Swedish participants were tested right after hospitalization for a suicide attempt. The rest were healthy. The results revealed that the stronger the urge to commit suicide, the higher the levels of quinolinic acid in the spinal fluid."
Is it not possible that the urge to commit suicide heightened the levels of quinolinic acid in the spinal fluid an not vice versa ?”
Psychpro on Dec 20, 2012 at 05:12:06
“Yes. But the researchers don't assert quinolinic acid causes suicidal ideation; they simply point to it as a possible link between neurological tissue inflammation (which they previously identified in suicidal patients) and actual suicidal ideation/intent -- further noting that the greater the concentration of the chemical, the more intense the ideation.
“There is a subtle difference between imposing and forcing; however, you are correct when you say, " or any church for that matter."
I referred to the RC church simply because you mentioned a statement a Pope made.
The RC church or any other church does not force me to do anything because I choose not to belong to any religion. However, as a child I did not have that choice.
Since you speak of the pope not imposing... how about the concept of papal supremacy which attributes full power over the church to the pope.. and it also attributes this power to the body of bishops united with the pope.
It is erroneous to believe that every word uttered by the pope in matters of the church is infallible.
You may be from younger generation but there was a time, not so distant, when the RC church more or less controlled many small towns and villages.
“Possibly, but not necessarily.. that's like saying that all red-headed people have quick tempers... too general.
Many violent offenders hang in groups or gangs.
Many 'loners' simply prefer quality versus quantity.
Agree that the "red flags" are fairly obvious now that some information is surfacing. However, there is no information to suggest he was or would become violent.
Definitely agree that better mental healthcare system and methods needed.”
Dec 5, 2012 at 10:11:08
“Good article for doctors and other health professionals, workers, to read and implement. There are some doctors who can be quite empathetic and good listeners; however, the patient has to take some responsibility and be able to articulate his/her concerns and symptoms clealry, in as much as they are capable.
We ( self included) could all practice trying to be more empathetic towards our fellow human beings be they doctors, neighbors, passers by.”
Nov 28, 2012 at 13:03:49
“Could it possibly be because he allegedly doesn't pay his own child support and is allegedly frauding the taxpayers yearly of $20,000...which doesn't make him very trustworthy as a singing spokesperson for abused women be they aboriginal or other.
In addition, he is a part of the very gov't you say is not very helpful in these issues so why does he not show up there and raise awareness there ?
The timing of his song coincides nicely with the fact that he is under suspicion of frauding.... a strategic ploy to draw attention away from his owning his own responsibilities ??
Most people are very concerned, interested, and active in creating awareness of the abuse of all women and children... but not too interested in hearing it from this man.”
ejais on Nov 28, 2012 at 14:18:28
“The awareness he is trying to bring forth is the list of murdered and missing aboriginal women in Canada. Now given the fact that aboriginals are only 3% of Canada's population and there are now over 600 on the list and growing I find it astonishing that people concentrate on this mans background and are outraged about money. This past week Bradley Francis Grey was convicted of murder. A murder that has strong similarities to Helen Betty Osbournes death. November 13 was the 41 year anniversary of her killing and things have not changed. Govt promises money only to take it away and in fact it cut the funding on existing programs and efforts. Wheres the outrage for that? If his song gets people asking questions about who and what happened to these people that is alot more then this govt is doing.”
“Right on. I remember when I visited the vatican. When you walk in, right away there are TONS of souvenirs, mainly HUNDREDS of gold crosses. Though I bought one for one of my very Christian friends, I couldn't help thinking what an incredibly great business the vatican is: MUCHO BUCKS!!!”
“Agreed ! and speaking about missing.. well, we miss you... I miss you... cafe on Wed. ?
Lawson Meadows on Sep 19, 2012 at 00:15:35
Sorry to take so long to answer... been in the hospital with a little atrial tachycardia event; not too serious, but needed attention. It has been with me on and off for about 15 years. Anyway, I just got home and saw your comment.
As for the Cafe and the Well, I will surely be there, and for the record, your comments and contributions are missed too. However, I don't actually know is the "ladies" are going to post this Wed... hope so!
Sep 16, 2012 at 15:30:42
“Do you have C's book " The Love Project" ? Was wondering if some people would be interested in starting an online study group using her book as guide... could be done at yahoo groups or another site that allows groups. Of course we would probably need her permission to do this.
As for 'homeless.' Well.. I tend to believe that my home is within and that I am never alone. " As one door closes another door opens."
All is well..... Be well, my l'il Gitane friend... Treasure yourself... you are loved beyond measure..xoxo”
gypsynomad on Sep 16, 2012 at 18:18:42
“You are a wise-thot dudette...”Home is within and that I am never alone", absolutely awesome!
I do not have the book as yet, I must find out on that. I was urging C to have a book on her selected blogs from here. She has no time for all that she says. All her articles are here. Election time now, my Sunday mornings goes on listening to what the self proclaimed Pundits have to say. Some are good some are absolutely worthless, shish...... But exiting time nonetheless.
Talk to you soon...LOVE”
“Buddhism is a way of life and not necessarily a religion although it has been made into a religion ( of which there are many many different sects) by many adherents. Buddha never established any religion. Neither did Jesus.
Religions are man made.
I tend to think that he is saying that we need to evolve into more loving, compassionate, other-caring beings in our daily living and listen to our inner selves more, than to follow some preacher or teacher or self decreed guru.”
“I tend to agree with you, Nyrhtakenna, and I appreciate your comment; however, when it comes to wearing a certain kind of garb in order to express one's religious beliefs then I admit to thinking that this does not create ' inclusive-ism ' but seems to create ' exclusion-ism.'
Please, I am not suggesting that everyone dress the same or that people don't wear certain vestments etc. but these do tend to set people apart at times... sort of like wearing your religion on the outside.. " the primary ingredient is always the water" and the garb would be like the tea added to the water.
I am not referring to the Dalai Lama. He lives in a country where it is customary to wear such garments but for buddhists, Hare Krishnas, sikhs.. and others who have been residing in America for years , I do find this apparel excludes and doesn't include. I was quite happy when RC priests and nuns got rid of their habits.
It is not the outer but the inner that is the "water."”
“Not necessarily... One does not have to believe or follow any religion in order to be conscious of the fact that within each of us there is something beyond human understanding that is much greater than we 'view' ourselves as.... call it a Higher Power or call it whatever one chooses. It is an effable
Sep 14, 2012 at 04:26:30
“...So.. we meet again :)
Saw this GPS guide some days ago. It is quite different from the blogs. Rather beautiful.
Change is inevitable ! :)
gypsynomad on Sep 14, 2012 at 16:16:43
“That takes two of us, could not open any links, IMO spotify is a free loader. Don`t delete, how `about change it daily or weekly like I do with my ava picture. L`ll blue birdie is a cutie..I wonder how long we would be homeless ( no C)..XO”
gypsynomad on Sep 14, 2012 at 06:51:51
“Wow and wow !
Little birdy, waiting helps , you are flying for sure. You got your micro-bio and I simply love it !”
gypsynomad on Sep 14, 2012 at 06:48:22
“Hey frenchie thot...soul sista..would you believe as I logged in just now thinking of alerting you on this ? Here you are and we meet again. But I could not open any music links from my puter ;(”