Antarctic Photo Expedition

20 12 2005

Besides the fact that the trip is to the Antarctic, it was a trip with the originator of Photoshop, and a bunch of other photographic enthusiasts. Photoshop news blog posts some excellent shots.  That is something that would be incredible to do!

[Edit – Forgot the link to the original article – It’s HERE]

 

Albatross.

 

Chinstrap Penguins.

Sigh… Lucky guy





Anti Canadian Sentiment

20 12 2005

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Apparently there’s been some Canadian bashing going on down in the media in the US.  Why?  I was always taught that people make fun of things that they can’t understand, or otherwise can’t defeat because this is their only way of getting back at them.  Is this the reason?  Mr Carlson: 

CARLSON:  First of all, anybody with any ambition at all, or intelligence, has left Canada and is now living in New York. 

Second, anybody who sides with Canada internationally in a debate between the U.S. and Canada, say, Belgium, is somebody whose opinion we shouldn‘t care about in the first place.

Third, Canada is a sweet country.  It is like your retarded cousin you see at Thanksgiving and sort of pat him on the head.  You know, he‘s nice, but you don‘t take him seriously.  That is Canada.

What’s wrong with you?  You’ve run out of Democrats to attack, so you have to go back to your Canada bashing?  Most Americans like us, and most Canadians like you Americans.  We don’t need idiots trying to stir the pot, just to get higher ratings, so that you can negotiate a better contract.  Please, come up and visit some time.  I’ll even show you around Vancouver.  One of the first things you notice, is that probably almost nobody even knows who you are, much less the fat that you are an American.  We don’t care.  We like people.  We like visitors, and we will continue to be kind and welcoming, and NOT spy on our own people covertly, and NOT start a war on false pretenses, and NOT piss off a LARGE percentage of the earth.  C’mon up.  Try it some time.

Mr MacKinnon:

The ambassador’s point raises a larger question: Can Canada really be considered our “friend” anymore? As someone whose family comes from Canada, a country I grew up loving as a child, it pains me to ask the question. That said, what other question can be asked when the Canadian government not only willingly allows Islamic terrorists into their country, but does nothing to stop them from entering our nation.

I’m not sure where to start with this.  First, don’t let facts get in way of quality rhetoric.  It was found that NO 9-11 TERRORISTS ENTERED THE US VIA CANADA

You’ve done a pretty good job of raising your own terrorists:  McVeigh, Waco…  C’mon perhaps you should be asking “What is the US government doing to piss of so many people that even IT’S OWN CITIZENS have turned to terrorism to stop it?

Again, if it weren’t for the idiots in office, and the media, I’m actually quite sure that we ALL could get along much better, and not be antagonized for the sake of of some scum sucking sensationalist’s next bonus.

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Penguin napper in London, UK

20 12 2005

Someone has stolen a baby penguin from a zoo on the Isle of WightThe poorl little critter is only 3 mos old, and will starve to death if not fed by his parents.  If you know someone who has recently “acquired” a penguin, please call Interpol.

MISSING – Have you seen this penguin?








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