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  1. Newspaper, Padre? Tell us more!
  2. I got back from Africa last Saturday. It was a rewarding experience. I was training the Burkina Faso soldiers about human rights, staff actions and tactics. They were very professional and responded quite well. They were being prepared to go on a UN peacekeeping mission. About a week ago, twelve BK soldiers were killed on the border with Mali by al Qaeda insurgents. It's a dangerous world out there, folks. There are people who are intent upon bringing back the Dark Ages. They must be resisted at all costs.
  3. It is axiomatic that as long as you live with your parents, you will always be treated like a kid. Even if you're 40 years old. Or 80. As Padre says, you must get out. Jobs are scarce, but you can find one. Betcha you can still get into the military, if you really want to. I am still in Africa--training soldiers here. Every day it hits 40 Celsius. And everywhere you go, there is dust, dust, dust. Last week I was nearly done in by contaminated water. The secret is to hang in there--and pray. I cannot overemphasize the last part. Why? Because it works!
  4. You are also right, Docteur Ralph. The courts have got to come to their senses---they are the number one reason men shy away from marriage. It's totally wrong to force a man to pay child support for a child that is not his. Jail the woman until she tells who the father is, and then go after the real father. I've noticed that there are two areas feminists won't touch with a 10-foot pole: (1) making women eligible for a military draft, and (2) bringing justice to the divorce courts. The feminists like these two inequalities just fine, thank you. That is one reason I have absolutely no use for them. I also have no use for ANY group that tries to vault itself over others. The NAACP should simply be the National Association for the Advancement of ALL People. The National Organization for Women should be the National Organization for People. The League of Women Voters should be simply the League of Voters. My philosophy is to only have programs that "float all boats." Affirmative action in the US has ruined the work ethic--now it doesn't matter how hard you studied or worked, it just matters what race and sex you are. The military had separate promotion lists for minorities and women--and the promotion boards had to "show cause" if they didn't fill their quota of minority and female promotees. As you might have guessed, many better qualified people were shoved aside for these "affirmative action" programs. Government is all about affirmative action. And when you have a problem with something the government is doing, and you write the agency in charge and either get a stupid reply or no reply, you can see affirmative action at work. None of this is to say that there are not super-qualified minority members and women. It is to say that hiring and promotions should be within the framework of a meritocracy, where only ability--and not your race or sex--should be considered.
  5. How about Fido Academy?
  6. The victim blamers have had it all wrong for decades. The fact is that decent men do not sexually assault women (1) no matter how skimpy the woman's clothes, (2) how horny the man is, (3) how drunk the man is, or (4) any other "reason" under the sun. Decent men just do not do it. Indecent men will look for any kind of opportunity they can find. Now, all of that said, I will say this: for a woman to put herself in a vulnerable position with an indecent man is like a man flashing a wad of cashing while walking down a dark alley. An indecent man is likely to knock him in the head and take his money. A decent man would not, no matter how drunk the potential victim or how much money he had or how dark the alley was. One more thing: I am sick and tired of the man-bashing that the "education" people engage in. All of that stupid-ass "No means no" crap. Decent men know that no means no. Indecent men do not care, and no amount of "education" is going to change that. The idea that a man can be decent in all other respects, but still sexually assault a woman when the opportunity presents itself, is like saying that all people will take a wallet that is protruding from a drunk person's pants pocket. It's just not true. The "education" people have lumped all men together--which is like lumping all women together. We know there are indecent women, too--like the one who stole an EMT's wallet when they let her sit in the ambulance after her boyfriend was struck by a car and killed. There are women who use sex to get what they want, and that is just as bad as a man forcing himself on a woman. Decent men and woman abide by the moral law. They don't need stupid-ass posters telling them that they are all inherently evil. They don't need any of that education shlock that denigrates the character of good people. Women AND men do need to choose their sex partners carefully. And they should not expect any kind of poster campaign to affect the morality of anyone by one iota.
  7. Hey, why keep a nice woman around when you can just watch porn?
  8. It is hot as hell here! Malaria and dengue fever carrying mosquitoes, gaboon vipers, bandits, terrorists--what's not to like? Training some militaries here to kick terrorist behind!
  9. Do this: get a chatty friend to call them up while blocking your phone number. Have the caller tell them they won a meal for two at the fanciest restaurant in town--courtesy of a local radio station. Get a limousine to pick up the bully and his/her guest. Have the limo driver give them a fake voucher for their meals, along with a fake number for calling the limo back. The caller should say to just order the best food and wine the restaurant has to offer--and that the gratuity is included. Have the limo driver pick them up at an agreed place and time. The bully will order the most expensive meal and drinks, and when it comes time to pay he will find out the restaurant has nothing to do with the radio station. You will have made a fool out of him. Nobody really gets hurt. Best if you have someone on the inside secretly filming the finale!
  10. Oh--I almost forgot. My novel is out: "A Scandal in Toronto." It's available on Amazon Kindle. Cheap! If you read it, I hope you like it. It's based on a true story--the disappearance of Ambrose Small, a theatre magnate in Toronto, in 1919. The Toronto Police closed the case as unsolved in 1960. It seemed like a suitable case for Sherlock Holmes!
  11. I am at the gate in Toronto--about to leave for Africa to train soldiers there. Wish me luck. I should be back by Christmas!
  12. Probably, the sister-in-law meant well. She knows her sister well, and was wondering what effect her absence was having on the children. And it has to be tough. Families belong together. That said--I am going to Africa next month to train soldiers, but it will be only for a few months. I highly recommend that you and your wife work on a "Plan for Returning." There are jobs to be had in Ontario. Your wife needs to mount an all-out effort to find a job back home. She needs a plan. She needs to contact the various schools, network with teachers back here, and do everything in her power to return home. To do nothing would indicate that she is happy with the status quo. And that would make me unhappy as a husband.
  13. It all sounds intriguing. I liked the original help.com layout. It seemed to facilitate conversation. We need to protect anonymity. Otherwise, discussions will be stifled. We need to market the site in ways that do not cost money. And just perhaps--a change in the name. Whereas I once rather intuitively typed in "help.com," nobody would think to type in "helptogo.com".
  14. Meds to get you through a rough patch . . . and then to get out on your own so you don't get bugged all the time. That's my prescription!