Captain Ahab joins the Canadian NavyWritten by Gary Whittaker
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The submarines would also present a target for terrorists. They attack with vans, plans and cargo containers (okay, this last one I got only from movies, but you never know…). There is little a diesel-fuelled submarine will be defend against known terrorist capabilities, so that’s rules them out.
That leaves foreign fishing boats, Green Peace and Whales as they only potential targets left for Canadian Navy. Do we have a Captain Ahab leading Canadian Navy? Doubtful, since there are some Canadian boat tours that add Whale sightseeing as an incentive to pay good money for a three-hour tour.
That leaves Spanish fishing boats. They have continuously ignored warning by Canadian government about fishing in their waters. The fishing industry is in decline, with Maritime Provinces being most affected, as they have become Canada’s own 3rd world nation. Could Canadians have paid 750 million dollars to deter Spanish? There own version of a new cold war? There is no other explanation for it. No other reason for it, other than to scare away Spanish boats, or fish from under Spanish boats and drive them to Canadian nets. Either way, after a quarter of a billion dollars in initial cost, with hundreds of millions more in maintenance and repair costs, and now 1 human life, Canadians are paying dearly. To be insulted for your national defense is one thing, but to have a government force Canadians pay for upkeep of those insults is more than just a slap in face, it is a reason to fight back.
Gary Whittaker is the editor of T.E.N Magazine, a webzine with balls. Check out more articles at http://www.tenwebzine.com
The RenaissanceWritten by Amber Whitman
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Added to this were humanists. They proposed to educate whole person and placed emphasis not only on intellectual achievements, but also on physical and moral development. This is method that has moved into today’s education as well. It is a compilation of different achievements and teachings to round out an individual’s knowledge, and, as is case today, people became more interested in music and arts. Many people began singing and took up musical instruments, much as they do in today’s society, with music being a huge influence. Literature and arts began to flourish with a turning toward art inspired by nature.
Above all, Renaissance movement left us fantastic monuments of artistic beauty that, even today, define our western culture.
I am 35 years old. I have one son. I have been in a relationship for 11 years now. I grew up in British Columbia, with my grandparents. Some of my family live here, but we are not close. I have been writing since my youth. I also enjoy cooking, gardening, decorating, reading, shopping, and the outdoors.