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    • Gwenllian I'm so glad Bonnie Cromby won! I really like what I know of her which, I grant you, is limited. But I heard her interviewed on Newstalk1010 a couple times, and she seemed very personable and inteligent. It's great to hear that your building is not the epitome of dickensian decrepitude. I didn't figure it was, but I do know other people who live in subsidized housing whose buildings really are terribly run down. John Tory rocks my socks. If I lived in Toronto, I would totally have voted for him. I listened to him on Newstalk1010 for years and have nothing but respect for him. He is a truly caring person who wants nothing but the best for his constituants. He's not just a business-oriented person; he's worked for a lot of charities as well.
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    • Gwenllian Aww, you poor guy! I hate it when that happens. It makes one's whole day topsy-turvy. I hope you had a good day notwithstanding your tiredness. Can't say the Christian rapper would be my cup of tea, but I hope you enjoyed him.
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    • Gwenllian I'm so sorry the expected numbers are so low. That's really disappointing considering all the hard work you've put into this talk. But hopefully you'll get more participants than you have been told to expect, and even if you don't, maybe your presentation will impact one person's life in some positive way that you haven't thought of. I'm probably not doing good at the moment inasmuch as I have not done any particularly good deeds today, but I am doing well. ☺ Okay, I'm quibbling just for the sake of being facetious. ☺
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    • Gwenllian I'm really glad your presentation is beginning to gel the way you want it to. I wish you all the best with it. I'm sure your delivery will be excellent. I hope you have a substantial audience for it. Thanks so much for mentioning justeat.ca. I'd never heard of that before, but now that you've mentioned it, I think I might give it a try. I actually find people's addictions to certain online games to be rather scary. The amount of time they spend on them is mind-boggling. A friend of mine calls World of Warcraft World of War-Crack. I've not had a problem with the CNIB's website. Mind you, I didn't try to get on today, but I was on there quite a bit yesterday with no difficulties. I'll have to check it out later.
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    • Gwenllian I never thought this sort of thing would happen in Canada either. I can only thank God that this act was not more highly organized. I'm not trying to minimize the death of the reservist soldier, but if this gunman had had more comrades or had organized his movements even more, so many other people could have lost their lives. People don't realize it, but ISIS is killing mainly Muslims in the middle-east: both Sunis and Shiites. We here in the West tend only to hear about the Americans or the Brits who are beheaded by terrorists. And now that Canada's fighter jets have joined in the fray, even more innocent civilians are going to die. I agree with your friend Steve that this is a serious ethical problem. I also agree with you that there may be a backlash against honourable Muslims.
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    • Gwenllian It's unbelievably scary that this guy got into the heart of democracy with a long rifle. He entered right into the Hall of Honour where the conservative and NDP caucuses are. Somebody was really asleep at the switch. In fact, perhaps we all have been to some degree; I don't think anybody really imagined that this sort of thing would happen. I just found out this evening that the gunman was on the same terrorist watchlist as the man who ran down the soldiers in Quebec. Their passports were seized so they couldn't make mischief overseas, but they obviously were able to do a fair amount of damage in their own countries. Very sad and frightening. There are eighty-eight more people on that list; one wonders what they are about now and if there will be copy-cat attacks.
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    • Gwenllian I'm so glad you had such a good experience, and that you actually got to meet Robert Sawyer. I've read one book by Tanya Huff, and I must confess that I quite liked it even though it was, yes, vampire ffiction. It's actually the only vampire fiction I really enjoyed. I did like a couple Anne Rice books, but much preferred the Huff. I've heard really good things about Union Burger. In fact, I keep hearing adverts for it, and they always make me hungry.
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    • jackie_rumble Welcome back! ☺
    • Gwenllian I'm so glad you're back! I know I've teased you before about your profuse number of posts, but I've actually really missed seeing Boos from you in my timeline. I've been hoping that all was going well in your life, and I'm so happy to hear that you've had such a nice Thanksgiving. Just so you know for future reference, you can record a Boo with any software and upload the file via the website. You don't actually have to use AudioBoom's recording tool. The file uploader is super easy to use. I still read Braille books, because I honestly take comfort from holding the physical volume in my hand, but I do understand why many people choose not to. Those Fighting Fantasy gamebooks sound amazing! I would have loved those when I was a kid.