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...Jump to post
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...Jump to post
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...Jump to post
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, ...Jump to post
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.
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...Jump to post
Although it has now become part of our vocabulary, Virgin isn't exactly a serious name, either.Jump to post
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...Jump to post
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.Jump to post
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...Jump to post
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...Jump to post
<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...Jump to post
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...Jump to post
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,...Jump to post
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...Jump to post
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,...Jump to post
What are you majoring in? And how are your classes?
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...Jump to post
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 ...Jump to post
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...Jump to post
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 ...Jump to post
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...Jump to post
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...Jump to post