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  1. Jayshe

    When people don't get it that NO means actually NO....

    I don't have any new advice that hasn't been offered. But *hugs* your ordeal sounds really scary to me. Good luck-we're thinking of you-and stay safe!
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    Amaranthia Time Travel =D

    Oh wow, I had completely forgotten about that site. Thanks Taz for posting! I vaguely remember starting under a new handle here as I believe I lost all my post count with the transition to this site. Good thing the ease and beauty of the site made up for it!
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    Curse at Twilight

    haha Ooops, good point! I should have thought of Mantis off the bat.
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    Children Suing their Parents? What??

    I would have said no but I can't believe this case even got through to a judge It's probably better to say you can't successfully sue for almost anything!
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    Avvies and Siggies (remade)

    @Moony-what's your druid name? (or am I very slow and it's Moony lol)
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    Children Suing their Parents? What??

    @Sophia-I totally agree with your comments. It sounds like the dad has had some subtle manipulation going on. One of the comments (I'm not sure in this article-I had read it previously in another paper) was that one of the examples of bad parenting was a birthday card that the son didn't like. SERIOUSLY?!! How did he miss the fact that his Mom remembered and sent him a card to recognize him on his birthday!
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    Curse at Twilight

    Mmmm, I don't think we should be posting thoughts on the game until the game is out. It's not really fair to everyone here and the only ones who can discuss are the beta testers. Maybe a discussion to have in the beta testing thread in the guild forum (sorry aisling!)?
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    Academics and Careers

    I graduated with a bachelors of commerce about 10 years as well - so no feeling old Argoyle I actually went back to school for a year to get my math teachables after graduation as I couldn't decide between a career in marketing or teaching. I finally did decide on seizing an opportunity in marketing and have been working in the consumer package goods industry for the last number of years. I'm actually about to enter a new career however-that of Mommy. It's exciting and exhilerating-and we'll just have to see if I end up returning back to marketing after maternity leave is over or where life takes me. Aeternus-I hear you on nurses salaries. A few of my friends after graduating went down to the States for a few years as it can be pretty lucrative (at least it was for them) and allowed them to save up/pay off student debt/save for a mortgage before moving on back up here. Have you thought about becoming a nurse practitioner? A couple of my friends completed a program at OttawaU for a dual masters/practitioners license and I think that helped their income boost.
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    A Bit Of Advice, Plz??

    @diamond-I think it's pretty clear from everyone here. Talk to an adult/cop asap, especially given what you've witnessed. @Night-I really appreciate your questions/thoughts to ensure this is serious. Accusations like that are incredibly serious. A good friend of mine is a teacher and had a horrible accusation against him (which ended up stemming from tapping a girl's shoulder to move forward which the class witnessed but after the rumour mill turned it came to the attention as something much more serious). Although he was cleared he had to sit out of two months of school and he feels that now tarnishes his rep. Sad.
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    A little thought about for-sale games..

    Aveyond06-there's still the decent Everlong for free (and this guy is definitely doing it for the love of the game). Just note the word long in the title. Long game...LONG!!
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    How do you play?

    I'm all about the battles-although I do appreciate when some of the monsters don't come back a second time when there's a map you seem to have to go through over and over and over!
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    Tattoos- are they taboo?

    I went back and forth in high school whether or not to get one, and ultimately didn't-I couldn't settle on exactly what was so meaningful to me to have an image or sign of it on my body forever. That's not to say I never would-I can see something encompassing family, I just need to get it into art in a way that I find impacts me. I think tattoos can definitely be seen as art. Have you ever seen some of the work that comes out of the show LA Ink? Some of it is pretty incredible and those tattoo artists are definitely artists in their own right.
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    Are you afraid of death?

    My words almost exactly echo Ashen. I'm not afraid of being dead. I am afraid of a painful (/terrifying moments before death if say I was trapped by a serial killer lol) death. However I also believe in reincarnation and life after death so the being dead part seems part of the natural cycle to me.
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    Deserve to die?

    I know the registration of guns hasn't done anything to lower crime-that's why the Conservatives want to kill it! The lower crime rates have existed far before the registration came into effect a few years ago. It's also true that most of the guns that have been involved in violent crime have been attained illegally-in Toronto most can be chased back to being brought over illegally from the US. A lot of focus in Ontario is put on how to stop the flow of arms from the US. It wouldn't stop the underlying cause of crime but it would make it harder to commit. The main focus on lowering violent crime is going after the underlying reasons. Per capita (again Canada) the highest violent crime actually happens in Saskatoon and Regina. Now that can be a whole argument in itself, with a lot of questions against poverty and the proportion of natives and how they're treated.
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    Love, Marriage, Comittment

    My hubby and I met when we were back home one summer from our respective universities. What was supposed to be a summer fling surprised us both and ended up lasting, mainly because we decided distance was a stupid reason to break up when we loved each other. We ended up doing long distance during school terms for the next three years (and one year when I got a job in another city) but it worked. We're just coming on 10 years together (married now) and I can't imagine my life without him. I think the reason why we work so well is that he's absolutely my best friend. Kipani-you had a really interesting comment about 4/5 online relationships working, possibly because online forces you to talk and get to know each other. Although my hubby and I didn't meet online, during our first school term away I was in Scotland & he was in Canada and we were both pretty broke, meaning that to talk we did it almost all online since calling was expensive (and Skype wasn't invented!). Anyhow, I think it's the same idea, as we got to know each other so much better since the only way to stay in touch was to talk. I found it harder to get lost in small talk, since he didn't know any of the people I was living/hanging out with over there, so ended up really getting to know our ideas, goals, and opinions with much deeper topics. Kleptin-and may I add what a nice topic
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    Deserve to die?

    @Connie-Is there a place that work farms have been implemented? What an interesting concept! @kipani-I don't know about comparing Asian countries (haven't looked into it), and it's not apples to apples since we have different systems, but the violent crime rate per capita in Canada is far lower than the violent crime rate per capita in the US and Canada does not have the death penalty. I don't actually think has anything to do with the death penalty question however, but instead to tougher gun control laws. If the ultimate goal of the death penalty is to scare people from committing violent crime I would look instead first to how to limit access to easy to kill weapons and the underlying reasons for crime.
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    Deserve to die?

    @kipani This is my personal opinion, however I feel that the ultimate decision is life vs. death, and that we aren't qualified to decide whether a person lives or dies. My statement is not black and white-because I feel that I can't judge whether someone's life is taken away, does not mean that I don't think we can't judge punishments on anything or anyone. Judgments where we can't change the results, or at least compensate for them should we be proven wrong at a later date are in my eyes too extreme. If I judge someone should die and later find out evidence to prove that I was mistaken it's not like I can bring them back to life. However we could release someone from jail or compensate for the time lost. Quote: The death penalty has been given to innocent people a little over 100 times. However, people out on parole have murdered again more than 1000 times. That is 100 people too many that have lost their lives by mistake. The fact that people on parole have murdered more than 1000 times is irrelevant. It does not make it right that 100 innocent people were killed through the wrong judgment of others. Had they instead been given a life sentence the wrong judgments could have been altered. People out on parole who have murdered is a whole other mistake altogether. Clearly they should not have been given parole.
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    Deserve to die?

    My thoughts echo Connie's earlier post...I don't think I can judge whether anyone deserves to die or not. If I happened to be an omnipresent being that could look into people's minds to understand what their true intent is/was, (are they true evil?) perhaps I could pass judgment, however I obviously can't do that. I can't really understand intent nor implication and how would I be all that different from a murderer to begin with by deciding someone's life/death? Just because I think my intent is in good faith? And that doesn't even begin to touch upon the amount of times it has turned out an innocent has actually been given the death penalty after a wrongful conviction (even once is too many).
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    Alcohol on campus?

    We had student pubs (and restaurants) on our campus...what was great about them was that they were also completely run by students. Not only did it create jobs but it gave a few students a really amazing opportunity to learn how to run a business (answering ultimately to the university body). Plus they were fun chill places to relax! It may help that the drinking age is younger here than the US (19) so that the majority of students are old enough to use the establishments.
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    Confuzzled Much >.<

    Can you make a cake in the microwave? I didn't know you could! You could also try cakes that don't need to be baked...we used to do one with chocolate wafers & whipped cream which you let sit for a few hours...the moisture from the whipped cream softens the wafers and essentially makes one chocolatey cake!
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    Post Your Picture (remake)

    @ Kipani - awwww, congrats, what a sweet, beautiful looking daughter @Ryo- eek you look so cute all dressed up, must have been great fun!! @harmonic - love super chill, looks like good hanging out fun @watershine - wow you have incredible blue eyes, jealous! @mooney- I need antlers like those, cute!!
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    On a "Journey"

    REM of course I should have thought of that! I did think of a couple more today: AC/DC-how did I not think of that one off the bat! NOFX-lol back to my angry teen days where my favourite song was 'stickin' in my eye'...yeah, enough said.
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    On a "Journey"

    Shaz-maybe it's only up here in Canada they were referred to as BTO but they were! I googled it out of interest and yup, according to wikipedia: Bachman–Turner Overdrive (frequently known as BTO) is a Canadian rock group from Winnipeg, Manitoba, that enjoyed a string of hit albums and singles in the 1970s, selling over 7 million albums in Canada in that decade.
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    On a "Journey"

    BTO = Bachman Turner Overdrive lol I'm drawing a blank for my generation
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    Beautiful New Background

    I think this might be my favourite background too so far...gorgeous and makes me want to snuggle up by a fire! Can't wait to visit the Dire Woods