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Canada Tops List of Most Science-Literate Countries

cbeaudry Re:Could have fooled me (217 comments)

I was at my nephew's baptism last Sunday.

Brought me back 25 years. It was the most retarded thing I have seen in my life.
I honestly was looking around and could see that 95% of people there are there to support the 5% of the family that is delusional.

Unfortunately I was one of those 95%, should have just stayed home.

2 days ago
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Canada Tops List of Most Science-Literate Countries

cbeaudry Re:Could have fooled me (217 comments)

Indeed, some of those benefits are province dependent.

2 days ago
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Canada Tops List of Most Science-Literate Countries

cbeaudry Re:Could have fooled me (217 comments)

Yes in Quebec over 75% are Christians and more than 75% of Christians are Roman Catholic.
However, this is followed sharply with 12% atheists being the 2nd largest demographic.

Also, even though 75% have been baptized, its more of a cultural thing than people actually having faith and practicing religions.
Most likely more than half of the 75% Christians have no faith, do not practice and do not care about religion.

As others have mentioned, there is a heavy separation of religion and state in Canada, especially in Quebec after what was call a "quiet" revolution in the 1960's.
As such, religion plays almost NO role in politics here.

4 days ago
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Canada Tops List of Most Science-Literate Countries

cbeaudry Re:Could have fooled me (217 comments)

Though I dont know exactly where I sit on this issue, let me tell you a few facts from being Canadian, that makes this issue different than it would in the USA.

1. Health Care is free;
2. Medical Help before, during and after pregnancy and throughout the childs life is either free or very cheap;
3. Mothers and/or Fathers can have up to 5 weeks paid (75% of salary) vacation when a child is born;
4. Mothers can have up to 50 weeks paid maternity leave (55% of salary) or 40 weeks paid (70% of salary);
5. Also, a parent the mother or father can take up to 70 weeks total off (mix of paid and unpaid) all while having their job and position protected by law;
6. Schooling is cheap or free in some cases;
7. The government (both federal and provincial) gives lots of money to parents every month to help raise kids;
8. Day care costs 7$ a day (government mandated cost) and those day cares are attended by certified child educators;

Now there is much more to parenthood and raising a child than the points above. And, like I said, Im undecided about this subject and do think a womans body is her body. However, I just wanted to point out that with the right resources (pointed above) I would hope it would help with the decision making and make it more of a conversation between the two.

On the other hand, if the woman does NOT want to be a mother, there is no reason for her to be. It would be cruel to the child and senseless.

4 days ago
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Solar Plant Sets Birds On Fire As They Fly Overhead

cbeaudry Re:Drop solar heat for direct conversion (521 comments)

Fuel costs of Nuclear power plants are about 14% where NG power plants fuel costs are about 89% of operating costs.

This is why nuclear plants generally run at close to maximum output continuously as it doesn't really cost that much more.

However, newer plant designs, for example those in France and Sweden (namely light water), do load following. They are capable of switching from 50% to 100% output, usually at a 3-5% rate change per minute.

about two weeks ago
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Solar Plant Sets Birds On Fire As They Fly Overhead

cbeaudry Re:Operating nuclear plants cause radiation accide (521 comments)

Chernobyl IS an operating plant. But the "operating" part is not what affected local animal life.
But what mdsolar and his type forget is, Chernobyle is 1 incident. Fukushima 2. Over the life of all the nuclear plants, even taking those 2 horrible accidents (preventable they may have been) the track record world wide for Nuclear energy is better than most other types of energy.

about two weeks ago
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Gaza's Only Power Plant Knocked Offline

cbeaudry Re:Radicalization (868 comments)

I'm as confused as you. Its thousands of civilians.

about a month ago
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Gaza's Only Power Plant Knocked Offline

cbeaudry Re:Radicalization (868 comments)

Nice little piece of propaganda spin there.

Has anyone told you, on Slashdot posting anonymously doesn't work. You need to use one of the old accounts, just buy it from someone, then your propaganda will get traction.

So, how are things in your university class room in Israel? Feeling like you are part of the "team" are we, like your participating in the "war".
Nice to see, you love the bloodshed.

http://www.globalresearch.ca/i...

Student propagandists in Israel are just as Evil as the Government in place.
If you dont agree, you dont spread lies. If you actively spread lies, its like you are killing the children yourself.

SHAME ON YOU!

about a month ago
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The Pentagon's $399 Billion Plane To Nowhere

cbeaudry Re:The number of jobs are few (364 comments)

They make a profit right?
That profit goes to who? Right, shareholders.

IT IS A PRIVATE ENTITY.

And now, I realize... I'm replying to an AC.

about 2 months ago
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Blueprints For Taming the Climate Crisis

cbeaudry Re:Wait, did $Deity announce a do-over? (389 comments)

YOU are seriously the kind of person we do NOT need in these discussions and debates.

"The sky is falling, we are all going to die... aaaaaiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiieeeeeeeeeeee!!!!!!"

SHUT THE FUCK UP.

about 2 months ago
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When Beliefs and Facts Collide

cbeaudry Re:What if? (725 comments)

People do not give a shit what label you put on it.
They don't give a flying crap what dictionary definition is attached to the word "ATHEIST".

They equate it the same way CALSTRAYCAT described it.

Do you believe in Santa Clause: NO
Do you believe in GOD : NO
= Same SHIT

So, no one cares what you or anyone else says the OFFICIAL definition of Atheist or Agnostic is, that's semantics they don't GIVASHIT about.

THEY DO NOT BELIEVE THERE IS A GOD AND THEY DO NOT HAVE TO PROVE IT.

Get that through your thick skull.

about 2 months ago
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When Beliefs and Facts Collide

cbeaudry Re:CAGW is a trojan horse (725 comments)

The facts are out about the "billions in funding".

Its actually a little over 900 million.

1. No where near the "BILLIONS"
2. That amount was the total for ALL investments against AGW (not just Koch Bros)
3. THAT WAS OVER A 10 year period. 10 FRAKKING YEARS.
4. In comparison the USA alone spent approx. 22 Billion on Global Warming in 2013

Now, tell me that the big bad oil industry is the problem. Go ahead.

about 2 months ago
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Renewable Energy Saves Fortune 100 Companies $1.1B Annually

cbeaudry Re:Actual savings? (116 comments)

I am sorry to say, you guys do not get out much.

Go to schools.
Factories.
Older buildings.
Business that are not big enough to have green mandates like Pepsi, but not small enough to be green by changing 3 lightbulbs.
Any business thats been around since at least the 80's.
Auto repair shops
Any "shop"

seriously, open your eyes and see the incandescent lamps...

about 2 months ago
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Renewable Energy Saves Fortune 100 Companies $1.1B Annually

cbeaudry Re:Actual savings? (116 comments)

Are you seriously asking that question?

about 2 months ago
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Ikea Sends IkeaHackers Blog a C&D Order

cbeaudry Re:Confusion? Really? (207 comments)

Actually, you did not answer the question.

You are assuming they have been trying to convince him for 8 years.

The truth (seems to be, as I am not associated and do not have first knowledge) seems to be that he has been operating for 8 years, under the radar as you said, and out of the blue, they sent him a C&D letter.

about 3 months ago
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Plaintiff In Tech Hiring Suit Asks Judge To Reject Settlement

cbeaudry Re:Time for a union that is only way to get the po (215 comments)

Not for lazy people there isnt.
But there could be for those motivated to work.

It obviously wouldnt fit all jobs, but it could fit quite a few.
Quota's, targets, objectives, can be used to determine the workers merit for a given time period.

about 4 months ago
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Scientists Race To Develop Livestock That Can Survive Climate Change

cbeaudry Re: are you kidding? (291 comments)

10 percent of nothing is still nothing.
My point is, you are not as skilled at fear mongering as you think you are. Scream 10 percent all you want, its still a meaningless number when you put it into the right context, not the context you are trying to portray it as.

about 4 months ago
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Experts Say Hitching a Ride In an Airliner's Wheel Well Is Not a Good Idea

cbeaudry Re:Physically Impossible (239 comments)

Hmm, you are right, but I did write "-40c and -40F" damn slashdot filters.

about 4 months ago
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Experts Say Hitching a Ride In an Airliner's Wheel Well Is Not a Good Idea

cbeaudry Re:Physically Impossible (239 comments)

I think others have replied to you already, but I will too.

40C and 40F is the meeting point of both measurements and on a mercury thermometer it goes much lower than that point.

You should check your facts before spouting statements with such assurance.

about 4 months ago
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Declassified Papers Hint US Uranium May Have Ended Up In Israeli Arms

cbeaudry Re:Figures (165 comments)

:) great argument!

You have convinced me!

about 4 months ago

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