Thursday, November 27, 2008

Protests in Ukraine

The banner reads "No Provocation in Crimea for NATO!"


The protest went on, with police escort, quite a ways down the street.

It had been a while since I had seen a good ol' fashioned protest. This one seemed to consist mainly of older people who are against Ukraine joining NATO. Not sure what the history is with the particular group of people. Chances are they are Russia-oriented.

Monday, November 24, 2008

I've Never Been so Happy...

...to have electricity.

Three days without it tends to do that to you. Coming home each day was like waking up on Christmas morning, except you don't know if there will be presents under the tree or not.

I find it amazing how much your life changes when you don't have power. You spend a lot less time at home and a lot more time doing stuff. Makes me think we should have voluntary power cuts every once and a while to get people out.

Tuesday, November 11, 2008

Happy Remembrance Day

"The flag on the Peace Tower is flying at half mast as the Remembrance Day ceremony opens at the National War Memorial.

Thousands of Canadians are jammed on the surrounding sidewalks and
roadways as Gov. Gen. Michaelle Jean and Prime Minister Stephen Harper preside
over the traditional rituals.

Avril Dianna Stachnik of Waskatenau, Alta., was on hand as the Silver Cross mother representing generations of grieved parents.

The ceremony opened as the strains of O Canada rose under cold, grey skies, followed by the haunting bugle notes of the Last Post.

It is one of many commemorations taking place across the country." -The Canadian Press