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by CAM
Sun 15 Jun, 2008 10:42 pm
Forum: anything and everything (within reason) - archive
Topic: Rummage sale
Replies: 1
Views: 6695

Rummage sale

Yesterday I visited a church rummage sale at the end of the day. I was very pleased to find 22 white linen napkins for $2.00 -- less than 0.5 cents a piece. Cream-coloured, actually. A variety of designed and all in good shape -- probably used only a few times. I've been collecting such things and w...
by CAM
Wed 11 Jun, 2008 6:22 pm
Forum: anything and everything (within reason) - archive
Topic: Zimbabwe
Replies: 1
Views: 7152

Zimbabwe

Speaking of aid and relief, another place that needs attention is Zimbabwe.

See this story about seizure of relief supplies by the regime: http://www.iht.com/articles/2008/06/12/ ... mbabwe.php
by CAM
Wed 11 Jun, 2008 6:16 pm
Forum: anything and everything (within reason) - archive
Topic: Myanmar relief
Replies: 5
Views: 15580

Do you think there is any possibility that people being forced out of the camps and back to their homes might cause a counter-revolution rather than total demoralization that the military appears bent on? If there is a revolution, it won't be right away. The population in the affected areas is focu...
by CAM
Fri 30 May, 2008 12:09 pm
Forum: anything and everything (within reason) - archive
Topic: Myanmar relief
Replies: 5
Views: 15580

Attended a UN press briefing re Myanmar (Burma) today here in Bangkok. UN personnel are now getting in. Visa times reduced from 2 weeks to 2 days. But NGOs still need better access, as only about 40% of those affected have been reached with some kind of aid. Last week it was 30%. The UN are trying t...
by CAM
Sat 24 May, 2008 12:15 pm
Forum: anything and everything (within reason) - archive
Topic: Myanmar relief
Replies: 5
Views: 15580

Thanks, CAM, for the link to the list of relief organizations that are currently working in Myanmar. Or is it Burma? As you have noted, EJM, opposition groups call it Burma because they do not recognize the junta. The USA calls it Burma as does the UK and Canada. The UN calls it Myanmar since it's ...
by CAM
Sat 17 May, 2008 10:12 am
Forum: anything and everything (within reason) - archive
Topic: Mycelium to save the planet?????
Replies: 7
Views: 13403

David wrote:Grapes explode in the microwave.
Thanks for this advice, even though I'm not sure why one would heat grapes.

Will also try to watch the mushroom flic. the Zed talks I've listened to have all been very interesting.
by CAM
Fri 16 May, 2008 11:20 am
Forum: anything and everything (within reason) - archive
Topic: Myanmar relief
Replies: 5
Views: 15580

Myanmar relief

I'm in Bangkok at the moment, and have been going to the frequent press conferences of UN officials and relief organizations. (No not a journalist) Lots of rumour that relief supplies are going astray, and relief workers not being allowed in. It's true that few foreign relief workers are not being a...
by CAM
Wed 26 Mar, 2008 10:26 pm
Forum: anything and everything (within reason) - archive
Topic: Barack Obama
Replies: 16
Views: 33620

Re: Obama's speech - A More Perfect Union

Here is the full version of Obama's March 18th speech called "A More Perfect Union". He delivers this strong speech after the minister at his church is labeled as a racist. It may be the pivotal moment in his quest for the presidency of the US. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zrp-v2tHaDo H...
by CAM
Wed 26 Mar, 2008 10:21 pm
Forum: anything and everything (within reason) - archive
Topic: Too Much MEF?
Replies: 3
Views: 9027

Re: Too Much MEF?

I get the feeling that I'm dominating this forum. The manager disagrees. Still, when I see MEF on every thread, well, I'm hogging this space. I'll be quiet and let the rest of the members speak. Not hogging. Thanks for sending stuff, which I often find I either use or enjoy. Also, you still have a ...
by CAM
Wed 12 Mar, 2008 11:55 pm
Forum: anything and everything (within reason) - archive
Topic: Barack Obama
Replies: 16
Views: 33620

Re: Good point

MEF wrote:Who would have, indeed!

However, here is something we can predict:
http://www.backwardsbush.com/images/Bac ... _Flash.swf
by CAM
Wed 12 Mar, 2008 12:10 am
Forum: anything and everything (within reason) - archive
Topic: Barack Obama
Replies: 16
Views: 33620

Re: Barack Obama

MEF wrote:1) will Barack Obama become the next pesident, and 2) would that be a good thing?
1) I don't know.
2) I don't know.

Who'd've predicted the past eight years?!
by CAM
Sun 10 Feb, 2008 1:09 pm
Forum: anything and everything (within reason) - archive
Topic: Eat Less Meat, Save the Environment
Replies: 16
Views: 26253

ejm wrote:
David wrote:I do hope I get to meet you guys in real life one day.

What??? :stomp: You mean this isn't real life??! :?: :!: :stomp:
Can't do it in real life? Do it on llizard's forum.
by CAM
Mon 31 Dec, 2007 11:55 pm
Forum: anything and everything (within reason) - archive
Topic: Happy new year!
Replies: 2
Views: 4706

Re: Happy new year!

MEF wrote:I wish all here a happy new year!Personally, I cannot wait to leave '07 behind. I would not wish such a year for anyone. So, to all here, let the bells of 08 ring out!!!!!!!
Yes, do have a very happy 2008! Let's hear those pots and pans crashing at midnight!
by CAM
Mon 17 Dec, 2007 11:23 pm
Forum: anything and everything (within reason) - archive
Topic: Your Life - Choose It
Replies: 2
Views: 5187

Re: Your Life - Choose It

My friend and national columnist wrote this column about choosing your life. He called it "You Are What You Do". Here it is: http://www.nationalpost.com/opinion/columnists/RobertFulford.html I like this column. I agree with him. I remember once someone sneered at something, saying "w...
by CAM
Wed 12 Dec, 2007 12:40 am
Forum: anything and everything (within reason) - archive
Topic: A cautionary tale: close the lid
Replies: 0
Views: 16428

A cautionary tale: close the lid

Today I was notified by A Family Member Who Shall Remain Nameless, that the toilet had Nearly Overflowed and that the plunger was not working to dislodge the problem. After trying the plunger myself for a while, I was notified that a particular toothbrush had now been noted as "missing," a...