Who are babble people? Part 2

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Who are babble people? Part 2

 

fern hill

Continued from [url=http://www.rabble.ca/babble/ultimatebb.php?ubb=get_topic&f=36&t=000564]h... Good thread, getting too long.

nonsuch

con't from previous thread
.... make a killer mango chutney, prefer Creemore beer and do a pretty funny goldfish imitation.

Aristotleded24

What a fun thread. Here's my info:

I was born in Saskatoon, but moved to Brandon before I was 2. I have lived here ever since, except for th 7 months that I participated in the [url=http://www.katimavik.org]Katimavik[/url] program, and the summer of 2004, when I lived in Quebec City as part of a summer work exchange program. I have lived in most Canadian provinces (excluding BC, Nova Scotia, PEI, and Newfoundland), been to all provinces excluding PEI, and none of the territories. I graduated with a geography major from [url=http://www.brandonu.ca]Brandon University[/url], and am currently finishing up a GIS Diploma from [url=http://www.assiniboine.net]Assiniboine Community College[/url]. I have been involved in local YMCA programs, been a referee for youth soccer (and hope to again), and I attend the United Church of Canada. I've also been involved with some local activist issues, for example attending an information session about BMD.

sub lite

(Sub lite has been forced into lurker-dom and fly-by visits to babble by the vagaries of being in clinical placement this year.)

Sub lite is currently being broiled under the Aussie sunshine, being a transplant from the Canadian wet coast to the desert of South Australia. In the past, sub lite has been a student of [url=http://www.politics.ubc.ca]political science[/url] and also a [url=http://www.yamaha.ca/musiceducation/index.jsp]music[/url] [url=http://www.rcmexaminations.org]teacher[/url] in Vancouver and locality, but is now a medical student Down Under.

Sub lite is also homesick, with a dire craving for an iced capp and assorted timbits.

Wilf Day

quote:


Originally posted by wuruba:
[b]I'm going to guess a great deal of babble people are healthy cynics if not healthy conspiracy theorists.[/b]

And who are you? Do you seriously expect us to believe that you are an Australian aboriginal migrant to Leaside? When you are far more likely to be a CIA [i]agent provocateur[/i]?

Who are babble people? There are no babble people. It is an empty category, signifying nothing, a walking shadow.

This babble person happens to be a cheerful grandpa who has been active in the NDP for 46 years (a neat trick when it was founded 45 years ago; a boast open only to those who helped elect Walter Pitman in 1960 when Peterborough got a year ahead of the rest of Canada, once again.) A full-time family lawyer; full-time electoral reform activist; part-time Port Hoper; very part-time author of an eventual book on the unlikely intersections between Canada and India in 1820 - 1844 that led to the happy alliance between the Rebel, the Tory godfather of Sir John A., and the radical Anglo-Indian Baronet; and occasional sleeper.

Edited at the request of Sally, Jesse and Queen Josephine to acknowledge the lamented absence of General Martok. The place seems too quiet with only three cats. Except when her-three-year-old-self blesses us with her presence, almost every day. [img]cool.gif" border="0[/img]

quote:

Originally posted by Michelle:
[b]I think I'm an average Canadian.[/b]

Reminds me of the proverbial Ultimate Unselfish Wish: "That with no change whatsoever in myself, I be made the most poor, unhappy, sick, and ugly person on Earth. (And Satan screamed.)" If Michelle got her wish and was an average Canadian, think what a country we would have. [img]biggrin.gif" border="0[/img]

[ 05 March 2006: Message edited by: Wilf Day ]

'topherscompy

'topherscompy is a computer.

'topher is currently a barback, shit disturber, pretend writer (nothing significant published,) mediocre hockey player, and all around rock & roll kinda guy somehow not living well above his means in the most awesome neighbourhood in the fricken universe.

'topher is also a former carpenter, cabinetmaker, general labourer, painter / finisher, pothead, parking jockey, pizza delivery dude, stockboy, farmhand, figure skater and halfway decent hockey player who lived in prolly the whitest city in the country for far too long; though at least was lucky enough to spend a good deal of time in northern ontario and on the farm.

'topher has also completed much of a history & political science degree, though has no current timeline for finishing said degree.

'topher has plans to travel everywhere, though as of yet has only made his presence known in two canadian provinces, and six u.s states (though he thinks he has passed through the airspace of an additional five or six u.s states.)

Transplant

Why are we doing CSIS' work for them?

skdadl

Oh, Transplant: I like to think that we are giving them a lot of extra busy work to do. Let's waste their time for them. [img]biggrin.gif" border="0[/img]

wuruba

quote:


Originally posted by Wilf Day:

And who are you? Do you seriously expect us to believe that you are an Australian aboriginal migrant to Leaside? When you are far more likely to be a CIA agent provocateur?


I don't know if this is intended to be serious in part. Nonetheless, I was not expecting a thread of people to post info about themselves, although it serves the purpose of my question and I did find it interesting.

I was reading the globe and mail readers comments on the SCC recent judgment on the Sikh kirpan issue and then read the thread on babble. A world of difference in intelligence for the most part. This prompted me to ask why people on babble are different. Wilf Day, while I apologize if my question created paranoia for you.

Hephaestion

quote:


Originally posted by Transplant:

[b]Why are we doing CSIS' work for them?[/b]


Well... *some* of you are. [img]wink.gif" border="0[/img]

Sifo-Dyas

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[ 22 May 2006: Message edited by: Sifo-Dyas ]

sidra

quote:


I was reading the globe and mail readers comments on the SCC recent judgment on the Sikh kirpan issue and then read the thread on babble. A world of difference in intelligence for the most part. This prompted me to ask why people on babble are different. -Wuruba

The perennial question as to What makes people left-leaning and others right-leaning. There have been many attempts to explore the "mystery". From light-hearted, simplistic and reliability-bereft use of horoscopic signs (Is it true that Libras are more likely to be left-leaning than Scorpios?) to a most recent study that claimed that people who have more daughters than sons are more likely to be left-leaning (with exceptions of some well known right-wingers well mentioned by the media that reported the findings).

But personally I think it is single or combined factors that stem from psychological traits, family upbringing, social experiences, and cerebral skills that enable analysis and critical thinking. Education nourrishes and develops these skills, I doubt that it creates them.

But high in my list of factors are whether one is insulated or cultured, socially speaking. (The US masses that voted Buch as well as the so-called Islamists are of the insulated, unclutured types, thus clear right-wingers). A cultured individual may well be someone who never set foot in a school but has learned through socialization beyond her/his own surroundings, traveled, got involved (through unions, etc..)

I would further add that it is more likely that a right-winger "wakes up" and join the left than a left-winger "wakes up" and join the right. That is what I observed anyway.

Hephaestion

Oh, I'm sure they would, S-D, and I presume that's one reason RB (among others) haven't posted on this thread. The funny thing about RB's case, was those nitwits from The Cesspool planned it as "revenge" for the "outing" of that moron, Gord Stamp, when in actual fact it was Stamp and his overblown ego who outed himself.

skdadl

sidra asked:

quote:

(Is it true that Libras are more likely to be left-leaning than Scorpios?)

Oh, God! Is that the theory? [img]eek.gif" border="0[/img]

That would explain why I am bananas. I was born late in the day on the last day of Libra. I always read both Libra and Scorpio (and Sagi, too - Thorfinn was a classic Sagi), and thus start my day in turmoil perpetually.

Oh, woe is me.

NB: Margaret Atwood is a Scorpio.

Papal Bull

I've often heard that I'm your stereotypical Pisces...But I don't like to think of myself as a jawless fish.

clersal

Aries Positive Traits
Adventurous and energetic
Pioneering and courageous
Enthusiastic and confident
Dynamic and quick-witted
Aries Negative Traits
Selfish and quick-tempered
Impulsiveness and impatience
Foolhardy and Risk Taking

Another Aries, Leonardo da Vinci. Aha.

CSIS, Commercial Sex Information Service??? More likely, Canadian snotty intelligence sneaks. I really think if any government really needs to know about who the babblers are there are more accurate means as we are all known to be inveterate liars.

Our most dangerous thread was the Tea Party. We had a plan, in code naturally, to replace the government. We are still working on it of course.

skdadl

CSIS and the RCMP are national jokes.

They do manage to do life-threatening things to individuals, mind you, which is why we have to worry about them.

But it is one of the glories of Canada that few Canadians can take our so-called intelligence services seriously.

Excuse me. Someone is pounding at the door ...

sidra

quote:


But it is one of the glories of Canada that few Canadians can take our so-called intelligence services seriously. skdadl

Some take CSIS' ability to cause harm very seriously, skdadl. If you meant their competence, I wouldn't know, eithet way.

Wilf Day

quote:


Originally posted by Sifo-Dyas:
[b]They are quite willing to do this for the purpose of harassing rabblers and trying to get them fired from their jobs in a McCarthyite manner.[/b]

At last, something good to be said for lawyers. Most of us are self-employed. [img]wink.gif" border="0[/img]

quote:

Originally posted by wuruba:
[b]I apologize if my question created paranoia.[/b]

And I apologize if my attempt at levity was less than obvious.

Krystalline Kraus Krystalline Kraus's picture

my nickname is the real world is 'pirate queen of unrequited love' ... i used to consider that a compliment, but not so much so when i'm really lonely.

i had a serious injury to my spinal (i broke my back), had two surgeries since november to try and repair the damage. so basically i'm a shut in right now as i recover ...and worry about what kind of contribution can i provide to the 'activist' community now that i'm all busted up.

the good news is, i'm slowly regaining my ability to walk ... no marches to the US consulate, but i'm able to make it to the mailbox and back. it's funny how the little things make you happy.

what's really sad is how fucked up the health care system is. i never knew it was this bad until i really needed it. i get really anxious when i hear what Ralph Klein has in mind, because i can't afford to be judged whether i'm worth the care.

skdadl

statica, I didn't know, but I send you all kinds of hugs and empathy.

You are so right about the thrill of those first little triumphs. I'm glad you're savouring that walk to the mailbox.

If you need any help, remember that you have friends here.

anne cameron

statica: I can relate, sympathise, and empathise. I've had back surgery and I know the amazing triumph of those first tentative steps. I used to call my afternoon therapy walks my perambulations, and set myself a goal..make it to the corner and back...past the corner...

sometimes the "and back" part seemed like an absolute marathon.

It gets better. Truly. I still have my cane although I no longer need it. Called it "my upstanding friend".

No need to feel lonely, you've found this site.

Good luck.

Makwa Makwa's picture

I wish somebody cared enough about me to 'out' me but it's too pathetic and boring.

obscurantist

quote:


I'm nobody! Who are you?
Are you nobody too?

Then there's a pair of us -- [i]don't tell![/i]
They'd [i]banish[/i] us, you know!


- anon.

RP.

I'm just biding my time, Makwa.

Makwa Makwa's picture

quote:


Originally posted by RP.:
[b]I'm just biding my time, Makwa.[/b]

Go for it baby, but you will owe me a kiss. Smoochy!

Who?

quote:


I would further add that it is more likely that a right-winger "wakes up" and join the left than a left-winger "wakes up" and join the right. That is what I observed anyway.

I find a common steriotype of the left is being arrogant. Saying things like that only proves it.

I find right wingers (far right mind you) to be steriotypically mean, inconsiderate and at times racist but more intollerent (subconciously racist?).

I find "far" left sources to be at times dismissive and arrogant which offends me.

I dislike those who think they're morally superior by nature.

[ 06 March 2006: Message edited by: Who? ]

sidra

Who? wrote

quote:

I find right wingers (far right mind you) to be steriotypically mean, inconsiderate and at times racist but more intollerent (subconciously racist?).

I find "far" left sources to be at times dismissive and arrogant which offends me.

I dislike those who think they're morally superior by nature.


Simply my observation based on decades of life experience, Who?. Of course you are free to debunk it, to relate your own from life experience or from readings. I am eager to read you and peace [img]smile.gif" border="0[/img]

'lance

quote:


Originally posted by Yossarian:
I'm nobody! Who are you?
Are you nobody too?

Dunno about you, Yossarian, but I'm nobody.

(In fact [url=http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0070215/]they put me in the movies[/url], even if they didn't make a big star out of me).

But at least I'm nobody's nobody.

obscurantist

I'm the bombardier.

Boom Boom Boom Boom's picture

quote:


Originally posted by Yossarian:
[b]I'm the bombardier.[/b]

I drive a Bombardier! [img]smile.gif" border="0[/img]

'lance

quote:


Originally posted by Yossarian:
I'm the bombardier.

I thought Snowden was the bombardier?

Help him, anyway. Help the bombardier.

[ 06 March 2006: Message edited by: 'lance ]

Krystalline Kraus Krystalline Kraus's picture

skdadl, anne cameron ...

thanks so much for your kind words. they really cheered me up today! i do try and check on babble when i get a chance, maybe even get back to some writing when i'm better. right now, every time i am able to bend my knee or ankle, i'm amazed and that's good enough for me.

i fell of my skateboard ... i remember my mother freaked out after i hurt myself, with the whole 'i told you so' attitude that i was too old for that kinda shit.

thanks for cheering me up!

(edited to add: soon i'll be back to kicking the ass of the ruling class!)

[ 08 March 2006: Message edited by: statica ]

MartinArendt

Well, these are great introductions! You see...

I'm just a regular joe,
with a regular job.
I'm your average white,
suburbanite slob.
I like football, and porno, and books about war.
I've got an average house,
with a nice hardwood floor.
My wife, and my job,
my kids, and my car.
My feet on my table,
and a Cuban cigar.
But sometimes that just ain't enough
to keep a man like me interested.
(Oh no, no way, uh uhh)
No, I gotta go out and have fun,
at someone else's expense.
(Oh yeah, yeah yeah, yeah yeah yeah)

I drive really slow,
In the ultra-fast lane,
While people behind me,
are going insane!

EVERYBODY NOW...!

Who?

quote:


Originally posted by sidra:
[b]Who? wrote

Simply my observation based on decades of life experience, Who?. Of course you are free to debunk it, to relate your own from life experience or from readings. I am eager to read you and peace [img]smile.gif" border="0[/img] [/b]


Oh I fully respect your statement [img]smile.gif" border="0[/img]

Sometimes things roll off the tongue wrong [img]wink.gif" border="0[/img]

TheStudent

TheStudent is, well, take a guess...

You guessed right! TheStudent is studying political science and classical history at Trent University in lovely Peterborough, Ontario and is a founding member and co-president of the Trent NDP Association.

kimmy

quote:


Originally posted by MartinArendt:
[b]I drive really slow,
In the ultra-fast lane,
While people behind me,
are going insane!

EVERYBODY NOW...![/b]


That gives me a warm feeling in the cockles of my heart! Or maybe below the cockles. Maybe in the sub-cockle area. Maybe in the liver. Maybe in the kidneys. Maybe even in the colon... I just don't know.

[img]wink.gif" border="0[/img]

MartinArendt

[img]biggrin.gif" border="0[/img]

tvarga

Well, since you asked so nicely...

I have just returned to Canada after having been fortunate enough to have been paid to see much of the world for 12 years, and have lived in 5 other countries. I am a parent, vegan, a math teacher, a volunteer firefighter, an atheist, a skeptic, and a philosophy teacher. And I still don't know squat. I do try, though.

eau

Welcome tvarga, you sound a perfect fit in Babble and it look as if you have much to teach us about your travels and life experiences. Any reason why you chose Alberta rather than any of the other provinces?

tvarga

Thanks for the welcome, eau. I assure you, I have learned far more from other babblers than I could possibly hope to teach them, and that's why I'm here.

As for Alberta, it chose me (for family reasons) more than I chose it. I'm a Westcoaster at heart.

Red T-shirt

Red T-shirt is a middleage man of many contrasts.
Family is extremely important to him, yet he's on marriage #3. Always been very big on equality, yet works in a white male dominated occupation running up against many narrow minded attitudes. He is an unabashed animal lover who spoils his 2 dogs, 2 rabbits, 2 birds and numerous inhabitants of 3 aquariums, yet he is an unapologetic carnivore who occasionally hunts or fishes.
Raised on the edge of Canada's largest city, he lives in a century home in the small town of Port Hope and aspires to live an even more rural lifestyle. With a college diploma and a couple of years of university he is a blue collar union member and lead steward in a field not remotely related to his education. Has a reputation as a shit disturbing activist & letter writer, but couldn't spell to save his own life.
He LOVES this country coast to coast, yet hasn't been in another province for over 20 years (barring a one night stay at Chateau Montebello Quebec). Red T-shirt has always supported the NDP, but has only become highly politically active through the non-partisan PAC he helped found for his local. Largely unaffected by the gross physical injuries or death in adults his work exposes him to, he is always devestated by any suffering at all in either children or animals.
Day by day he becomes evermore like his Father in appearance, manorisms and attitudes. A man he only really learned to appreciate once becoming an adult himself. The loss of whom Red T-shirt has still not recovered from, 10 years later.

That ought to be enough red flags to get me kicked out of this forum...

mamitalinda

Mamitalinda is a prematurely old Youth Programs Manager.

sidra

quote:


Red T-shirt has always supported the NDP, but has only become highly politically active through the non-partisan PAC he helped found for his local.

What is PAC, Red T-shirt ?

NWOntarian

Political Action Committee, I think.

Red T-shirt

NWOntarian is correct.

sidra

Re: CAP

Thank you NWOntarian and Red-Tshirt [img]smile.gif" border="0[/img]

NN

NN is a born and raised Torontonian from North York who recently lived in St. Catharines on his family's way to Niagara Falls, ON.

I'm a Biology and Philosophy student in up state New York and my (formerly) immigrant parents would like their son to be a rich rich docter to boast about to friends and care for them in their old age but I haven't decided (on being a doctor not caring for them! [img]smile.gif" border="0[/img] )

Got two brothers, a sister, three nephews and a niece.

I've been a grocery clerk (tip: please put things back the way you found them on the shelf if you're not buying - it's really annoying), door to door telephone sales rep (for a day, not my cup of tea), flyer deliverer, garbage chucker and garbage truck driver.

Rgaiason

ooooooookaaaaaaaay....

Rgaiason is Robin Gaison. I currently live in Edmonton, Alberta, on 47th avenue and 107th street. I'd post the exact street address, but I have two roommates at the moment and won't violate their right to privacy.

I was videotaped by police for the first time at the age of sixteen, as a participant of smoke-ins organized by the Alberta Legalization of Cannabis Committee. Videotaped again years later by RCMP as a participant in anti nazi-skinhead protests.
That's what I'm aware of.

Over the years I've associated with anarchists, trotskyists, pot legalizers, drug users and dealers of various sorts, the ALF, radical anti-racist organizers, politically active wiccans, pagans and assorted occultists, gay lib activists, etc. etc.

I currently associate with; tobacco addicts, active meth-heads, homeless men & women, welfare and AISH recipients, students, workers, wobblies, pot legalizers, various freaks radicals & outcasts as well as university profs, tradespeople, craftspersons, writers, artists and even...[b]small press publishers![/b]

I'm a college graduate, with many years of additional university coursework in comparative religion, sociology, psychology, ancient history, medieval history, history of socialism & socialists, english literature, anthropology, economics, political science, blah, blah...

I worked as a frontline caseworker with severely disturbed children for as long as I could stand the frustrations of severe underfunding, understaffing and generally not giving a sh*t by the governments charged with the children's care.

I live a minimalist existence by choice.

I am; the loneliness of the abandoned and neglected, the rage of the mistreated and excluded, the compassion & the empathy of enduring friendships, the grief of those who feel forced to escape this life through suicide, the bewilderment of children forced to confront realities beyond their maturity, the silent suffering of the abused & victimized.

I am blatant urban rot and suburban pretense that "everything's just fine". I am a lurker in the shadows and a megaphone at the head of a crowd.

I am a dangerous person, but only to those who are full of cr*p - whether they be "right-leaning" or "left-leaning". I have nothing to hide and refuse to apologize for myself.

It's not necessary to arrest & imprison people who live in prisons of their own devising.

Robin Gaison
gaison@canada.com

Vansterdam Kid

I'm sort of a brat.

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