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by WorldVoyager
Mon Mar 13, 2006 1:56 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: More Riots In Paris Right Now
Replies: 38
Views: 3228

RE: More Riots In Paris Right Now

I sure chose an interesting semester to study abroad in Paris. I haven't had class in three weeks because of the student strikes (human chains in the doorways and elevators, etc.) Police vans are lining every street around the 5th and 6th arrondissements and hundreds of cops everywhere camping out i...

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by WorldVoyager
Tue Jul 26, 2005 10:36 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Discuss Potter VI - Don't Read If Not Yet Finished
Replies: 35
Views: 2446

RE: Discuss Potter VI - Don't Read If Not Yet Finished

Dumbledore cannot have a horcrux, for if he had one it would mean that he has killed someone for it. RAB might be Regulus Black. On page 108 of the Order of the Phoenix (Bloomsbury/Raincoast version) it says they found in the Black House "a heavy locket that none of them could open"...and we know th...

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by WorldVoyager
Sun Jul 24, 2005 6:37 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Human Rights: Eurocentric Or Universal?
Replies: 19
Views: 5816

RE: Human Rights: Eurocentric Or Universal?

Historically, the UN Declaration was nothing more than a shifty political stunt at the end of WWII and at the dawn of the Cold War. It was just a bunch of contradicting compromises born out of Western ideology. It helped, of course, that an enormous part of the non-Western world at the time was unde...

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by WorldVoyager
Tue Jul 19, 2005 4:38 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Irshad Manji - Osama's Worst Nightmare.
Replies: 22
Views: 1664

RE: Irshad Manji - Osama's Worst Nightmare.

Here in Canada Irshad Manji is quite a celebrity, and the queer community sees her as a star for her outspokenness and devotion to queer issues. Unfortunately this in itself does not make her any kind of an authority on Islam. Besides her own background and her own personal struggle with her faith, ...

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by WorldVoyager
Wed Jul 13, 2005 11:30 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: To My Fellow Hindus..
Replies: 18
Views: 2338

RE: To My Fellow Hindus..

In the Hindi version of the Devnagari script you use the ph(a) letter and put a dot under it to indicate f(a). Similarly you put a dot under the j(a) letter to indicate z(a).

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by WorldVoyager
Fri Apr 22, 2005 1:12 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: What College/university Will You Attend This Year?
Replies: 83
Views: 4962

RE: What College/university Will You Attend This Year?

Cornell University, junior year, majoring in Government.

But hopefully I'll spend the fall in Washington with the Cornell-in-Washington program, and the spring at the Universite de Paris.

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by WorldVoyager
Fri Feb 11, 2005 7:00 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Better Place To Live: YVR Or SEA?
Replies: 13
Views: 2841

RE: Better Place To Live: YVR Or SEA?

Vancouver's gorgeous, but unfortunately it doesn't really have any major industries...except for pulp and paper. Seattle on the other hand has an enormous corporate presence, with Boeing, Microsoft, Starbucks, Amazon, Real, etc. How there are so many rich people with expensive cars and homes in Vanc...

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by WorldVoyager
Sun Sep 26, 2004 7:27 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: More Political Correctness B.S.
Replies: 14
Views: 2146

RE: More Political Correctness B.S.

Guns are against school policy. Therefore it wouldn't make sense for a school to be encouraging guns in any way.

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by WorldVoyager
Fri Sep 17, 2004 5:54 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Transatlantic LCC Turns To Fliers For Its Name
Replies: 37
Views: 8866

RE: New Transatlantic LCC Turns To Fliers For Its Name

Although it has now become part of our vocabulary, Virgin isn't exactly a serious name, either.

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by WorldVoyager
Thu Aug 19, 2004 11:57 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Ottawa A.netters
Replies: 5
Views: 973

RE: Ottawa A.netters

If you're 18, your social options are limited to the grungier crowd across the river in Hull. But if you're 19, you have more options in the Byward Market and on Elgin Street etc. downtown. Make no mistake, Ottawa is a hellish place. Sure, about now, the weather is great and people can go outside an...

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by WorldVoyager
Thu Jun 17, 2004 8:05 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: The Official Canadian Election Thread
Replies: 286
Views: 11232

RE: The Official Canadian Election Thread

In the Canadian media, only CBC held the view that Martin did better than Harper (basically based on two journalists CBC loves and five random voters). The polls of CTV, Global, and most newspapers showed that Harper either "won" the debate or had the best performance.

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by WorldVoyager
Sun May 16, 2004 6:59 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Geography Trivia 3!
Replies: 70
Views: 3704

RE: Geography Trivia 3!

30. The UK

WorldVoyager

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by WorldVoyager
Sun May 16, 2004 6:33 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Geography Trivia 3!
Replies: 70
Views: 3704

RE: Geography Trivia 3!

6.Canada

11. Bangladesh

15. France

16. US

24. Canada or US

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by WorldVoyager
Sat May 15, 2004 8:05 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Geography Trivia Is Back!
Replies: 58
Views: 2743

RE: Geography Trivia Is Back!

Spain?

WorldVoyager

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by WorldVoyager
Thu Apr 29, 2004 9:58 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Is Canada Better Than USA To Live In?
Replies: 104
Views: 12930

RE: Is Canada Better Than USA To Live In?

ScarletHarlot, I agree that Waterloo is an amazing place. It's crazy how its reputation in engineering has gone so far. The minimum entrance requirement for certain engineering programs is well into the mid-ninety percent range! As I said in my above post, this is an example of certain specialized p...

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by WorldVoyager
Thu Apr 29, 2004 7:01 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Is Canada Better Than USA To Live In?
Replies: 104
Views: 12930

RE: Is Canada Better Than USA To Live In?

As a Canadian studying in the US, I largely agree with ScarletHarlot. The best choice of the two countries for a person undoubtedly depends a lot on his or her social and economic status. Someone who is of lower or lower middle class is far better off in Canada. The social safety net assures that al...

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by WorldVoyager
Thu Mar 25, 2004 3:52 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Most "Third-World" City You've Visited?
Replies: 85
Views: 5156

RE: Most "Third-World" City You've Visited?

Bhavnagar, India
Ajmer, India
Agra, India
Mumbai, India

Loved the country though.

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by WorldVoyager
Tue Nov 25, 2003 10:01 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: A Warning From Al Qaeda...
Replies: 40
Views: 2977

RE: A Warning From Al Qaeda...

<i> Has the Muslim community formally spoke out against these extremists? </i> What do you mean by the "Muslim community"? There is no single homogeneous Muslim group headed by any sole, specific hierachy so it is not possible for such an "official" statement. But yes, obviously, many Muslims have s...

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by WorldVoyager
Sat Nov 08, 2003 4:30 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Top / Bottom 5 Cities In The *World* And Why
Replies: 39
Views: 4719

RE: Top / Bottom 5 Cities In The *World* And Why

What Mumbai lacks in cleanliness and poverty it more than makes up with culture and sheer honesty of human existence. You cannot understand the world until you understand Mumbai.

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by WorldVoyager
Wed Nov 05, 2003 8:03 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: China Airlines Aborted Takeoff In YVR
Replies: 20
Views: 4983

RE: China Airlines Aborted Takeoff In YVR

Bad luck for the bird.....

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by WorldVoyager
Sat Aug 09, 2003 11:28 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Car Magazines
Replies: 23
Views: 1941

RE: Car Magazines

Definitely Car and Driver...the best combination of cars and excellent writing.

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by WorldVoyager
Mon Jun 09, 2003 12:52 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Time For UK/US To Invade Zimbabwe?
Replies: 40
Views: 3343

RE: Time For UK/US To Invade Zimbabwe?

It is ridiculous to believe that the US would want to invade any part of Africa. They have few business ties in the region, and it has little to offer them in terms of resources. Nor are African regimes threats to American security. On top of that, the US has its hands full trying to prove to everyo...

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by WorldVoyager
Mon Jun 09, 2003 2:41 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Time For UK/US To Invade Zimbabwe?
Replies: 40
Views: 3343

RE: Time For UK/US To Invade Zimbabwe?

Singapore Air,

It WAS in the US' interest to deal with Vietnam because of the threat of the spread of communism.

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by WorldVoyager
Sat Jun 07, 2003 9:37 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Experiences In India You Wouldnt Miss?
Replies: 11
Views: 2422

RE: Experiences In India You Wouldnt Miss?

India is not so much a place of tourist sites as it is a place to be experienced. Every trip to India is an adventure. Try navigating rural, single-lane, potholed highways full of trucks at one in the morning, or watch the cows grazing alongside the tourists at any Goan resort. If you go to Gujarat,...

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by WorldVoyager
Sat Jun 07, 2003 9:10 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Time For UK/US To Invade Zimbabwe?
Replies: 40
Views: 3343

RE: Time For UK/US To Invade Zimbabwe?

The UK, and certainly the US, will not be invading Zimbabwe or any other African country because simply put, there is nothing in it for them. It is not in their interest to spend vast resources on a far away land and get little economically or strategically. There have been a number of oppressed cou...

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by WorldVoyager
Thu May 01, 2003 9:34 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: HS Seniors: Where Are You Going To College?
Replies: 66
Views: 7138

RE: HS Seniors: Where Are You Going To College?

Cornell University, Ithaca, New York.

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by WorldVoyager
Fri Mar 07, 2003 12:39 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Confirmed: Air Canada To Fly Montreal-Beirut
Replies: 33
Views: 7197

RE: Confirmed: Air Canada To Fly Montreal-Beirut

The problem is that Air Canada is not in a BAD financial situation, it's ATROCIOUS. Over 100% of the company is debt, shareholders' equity is negative, service is bad and outdated, thre are no retained earnings, the 4 unions and management are blasting each other over pay cuts and other concessions,...

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by WorldVoyager
Sun Jan 26, 2003 9:01 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: It's %@##&% Cold!
Replies: 56
Views: 3138

RE: It's %@##&% Cold!

I can top all of that.

With the windchill, it was -40°C here in my shitty town of Ottawa a few days back.  Sad

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by WorldVoyager
Wed Nov 27, 2002 9:50 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Canadian Pm Denies That Bush Is A Moron
Replies: 88
Views: 2652

RE: Canadian Pm Denies That Bush Is A Moron

Twaneedshohelp,

Since Chrétien has managed to win THREE SUCCESSIVE elections spanning almost a decade, I'd say it's a bit far-fetched to call him "unpopular". On the other hand, a whore? Most likely.

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by WorldVoyager
Mon Nov 11, 2002 2:55 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Does James Bond Fly BA?
Replies: 49
Views: 4124

RE: Does James Bond Fly BA?

Also Rush Hour and United Airlines.

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by WorldVoyager
Wed Nov 06, 2002 2:00 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Has Islam Failed Its People?
Replies: 30
Views: 2156

RE: Has Islam Failed Its People?

Obviously, if you want to put it so black-and-white, it is the people who have failed Islam. That's what happens when people twist its message and pay too much attention to physical concepts instead of interpreting them symbolically.

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by WorldVoyager
Mon Nov 04, 2002 11:31 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: What College Are You Going To/what Do You Expect?
Replies: 29
Views: 3263

RE: What College Are You Going To/what Do You Expect?

Marco,

What are you majoring in? And how are your classes?

(Prospective student)

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by WorldVoyager
Mon Nov 04, 2002 11:22 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: So Much For The Peaceful Open Minded Saudi Muslims
Replies: 109
Views: 3648

RE: So Much For The Peaceful Open Minded Saudi Muslims

The argument that a foreigner should not have to follow these rules because Saudi Arabians do not have to follow any such rules in other (ie Western)countries is irrelevant. Western countries are based on principles of equality and freedom; Saudi Arabia is not. Therefore, if you decide to live in Sa...

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by WorldVoyager
Sat Nov 02, 2002 8:29 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Canada Warns Citizens Against Travel To The USA
Replies: 73
Views: 4243

RE: Canada Warns Citizens Against Travel To The USA

The Syrian incident is not an isolated case. Believe it or not, there have been several cases of Canadian citizens who have been detained without cause in the US - the US authorities have not only been denying them the right to counsel, they haven't even bothered to inform Canadian authorities that ...

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by WorldVoyager
Sun Oct 20, 2002 5:38 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Travel To Canada, Please Help
Replies: 18
Views: 3056

RE: Travel To Canada, Please Help

NOT Ottawa, that's for sure. Summer here is bearable, but the rest of the year is freezing and boring.

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by WorldVoyager
Sun Oct 20, 2002 5:27 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Dealing With High School Stress And Anxiety
Replies: 24
Views: 4468

RE: Dealing With High School Stress And Anxiety

Take easier classes! You don't by any means HAVE to go into engineering in order to be a pilot.

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by WorldVoyager
Thu Sep 12, 2002 9:14 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Riot Halts Netenyahu Speech In Montreal
Replies: 54
Views: 828

RE: Riot Halts Netenyahu Speech In Montreal

BTW, except for Saudi Arabia and some minor discrepancies with Egypt and Yemen, the stats of my almanac are quite similar to the stats of the CIA World Fact Book. http://www.cia.gov/cia/publications/factbook/

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by WorldVoyager
Thu Sep 12, 2002 9:03 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Riot Halts Netenyahu Speech In Montreal
Replies: 54
Views: 828

RE: Riot Halts Netenyahu Speech In Montreal

Yeah, even I don't think that 2 million is the correct population of Saudi Arabia! About 20 million is probably right. Yet are you going to dispute the rest of the figures and continue to claim that 60% of Muslims are Arabs? Such a claim makes absolutely no sense, especially when you realize that In...

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by WorldVoyager
Thu Sep 12, 2002 7:57 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Riot Halts Netenyahu Speech In Montreal
Replies: 54
Views: 828

RE: Riot Halts Netenyahu Speech In Montreal

Rai,

Yeah, I thought so too. I'm just following my almanac. If there are 15 million or so, I wonder whether or not they're all citizens (like in the UAE).

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by WorldVoyager
Thu Sep 12, 2002 7:47 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Riot Halts Netenyahu Speech In Montreal
Replies: 54
Views: 828

RE: Riot Halts Netenyahu Speech In Montreal

Twaneedsnohelp, This is what it says in my almanac: Algeria pop 30 million Morocco pop 30 million Tunisia pop 9 million Libya pop 6 million Egypt pop 65 million Syria pop 16 million Lebanon pop 4 million Jordan pop 4 million Iraq pop 22 million Saudi Arabia pop 2 million Qatar pop 1 million Bahrain ...

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by WorldVoyager
Thu Sep 12, 2002 6:45 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Riot Halts Netenyahu Speech In Montreal
Replies: 54
Views: 828

RE: Riot Halts Netenyahu Speech In Montreal

Twaneedsnohelp:

"one billion Arab neighbours"? Correct me if I'm wrong, but since when are one sixth of the people on this earth Arab? Probably even one hundred million would be an exaggeration!

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by WorldVoyager
Sun Sep 08, 2002 8:51 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Canadian Universities
Replies: 24
Views: 1733

RE: Canadian Universities

As for Carleton, it really depends. It has really well-known and innovative programs in journalism (the most renowned in the country), public affairs and policy management, and Humanities. In those programs, you need better than an 80% average in high school. Carleton also has quite a few internatio...

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by WorldVoyager
Sat Sep 07, 2002 12:34 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Canadian Universities
Replies: 24
Views: 1733

RE: Canadian Universities

It depends....what do you want to go into?

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by WorldVoyager
Sat Sep 07, 2002 10:56 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Mercedes E 320: Worthless Unreliable Crap
Replies: 43
Views: 4449

RE: Mercedes E 320: Worthless Unreliable Crap

The car was brand new? If she just recently bought it, it wasn't really a good idea (unless she got a deep discount), as Mercedes has just released a totally redesigned E-Class in North America.

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by WorldVoyager
Sat Sep 07, 2002 10:34 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Canadian Universities
Replies: 24
Views: 1733

RE: Canadian Universities

Both are relatively easy to get into if you're Canadian and you were schooled in Canada. If you're from elsewhere, they can be quite selective (especially McGill), since they only take a certain quota of international students.

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by WorldVoyager
Sat Aug 10, 2002 3:26 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Best Univ. Of Canada And Beyond
Replies: 59
Views: 6933

RE: Best Univ. Of Canada And Beyond

Rai,

Why do you feel that McGill's reputation is not deserved?

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by WorldVoyager
Sat Aug 03, 2002 7:32 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Best Univ. Of Canada And Beyond
Replies: 59
Views: 6933

RE: Best Univ. Of Canada And Beyond

Watewate,

How do you like the St. George campus in general? Is it an easy place to get adjusted to? And what do you think about those horror stories of enormous classes and little personal attention at U of T?

Thanks.

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by WorldVoyager
Tue Jul 30, 2002 12:37 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: 2003 Accord
Replies: 19
Views: 2318

RE: 2003 Accord

YUUUUUCKKKK!!!! WHAT THE HELL HAVE THEY DONE TO THE BACK!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

 Wow!

 Pissed

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by WorldVoyager
Mon Jul 29, 2002 12:35 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Have You Seen Goldmember?
Replies: 15
Views: 2249

RE: Have You Seen Goldmember?

I just saw it this evening.

It was very very very hilarious, but don't expect it to be like the 2 other ones - it's VERY different!

:D

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by WorldVoyager
Mon Jul 29, 2002 12:23 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Best Univ. Of Canada And Beyond
Replies: 59
Views: 6933

RE: Best Univ. Of Canada And Beyond

Watewate, Wow, I'm surprised your tuition at U of T costs so much. I was basing my $5500 estimate on good ol' Maclean's Magazine, which shows U of T at $4775, with McGill and Queens in the same league (although I'm surprised to find that UBC only costs $2375!). I had no idea commerce at U of T costs...

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