Jun. 28th, 2005

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google earth combines satellite imagery, maps and the power of google search to put the world’s geographic information at your fingertips.

so it says. i am downloading it now, though my machine may not have the power to run it. but man, if it doesn't, i am buying a new one! gimme gimme gimme more map exploratory goodness!
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stephen harper has now branded bill C-38 as the product of an illegitimate union. "I think because this bill is only being passed with the support of the BQ, I think it will lack legitimacy with most Canadians. The truth is most federalist MPs will oppose this legislation."

i can hardly breathe i am laughing so hard. this from the man who, less than a month ago, was working with the bloc to bring down the government.

apparently if one's in favour of quebecois sovereignty, one is presumed to also wish the downfall of traditional marriage. *blink*. that'll come as a surprise to a lot of separatists.

so much for seeking more tory support in quebec in the near future. when will the CPC start looking for a new leader, i wonder? they don't need one who plays well only to alberta rednecks.
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same-sex marriage bill passes the house 158 to 133. the senate will rubberstamp it, and i doubt the royal assent will be withheld, so it's pretty much a done deal now.

*happydance*. yay, canada! paul martin said: "We are a nation of minorities. And in a nation of minorities, it is important that you don't cherry-pick rights." damn straight.

though i can't say that my joy is unmitigated, because there is too much resistance to it overall. at least the NDP, the bloc, and most of the liberals have gotten their act together to support the charter of rights instead of letting religious zeal undermine human rights, but it took too damn many legal challenges.

and here's something to remember come the next elections: stephen harper said he will bring back the same-sex marriage law for another vote if he wins the next election. i do so hope this costs him and his backers dearly.


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