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Andy Rooney said something about pitching a book for every new one into the house after age 40.
I’m a…bit behind
and need help culling,

SO, any feedback you can provide on many of the following will be immensely appreciated![TAG#to/ReRead]

Weird “After-Post” Found [slim] book wedged b/t four-drawers of a six-drawer unit.

To Re/Read to Garage Sale


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I knew I was going to like this, especially as at  pp17…[format].

After a night’s reflection, I’m giving it FIVE Stars…although I’ve had a problem w/ the whole-star-thing since DayOne.

Finished 18-FEB-11 @ 727PM
Ms. Speak is from Woodstock {home of Justin Bieber?, SVP], and now Ottawa.
HardCover Random House Canada $32.95; $1

That’s All Folks!

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Really enjoyed this,
particularly as I’ve long had a ‘thing’ about Bountiful, B.C., et al

including the Utah Olympics where so many womyn & children  SUBSIST on ‘welfare’
…honestly, how many people can one man truly look after!

to Canucks…[SO] Initially, the author’s surname really threw me…
You may search THIS site for more about Bountiful

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Thanks to MJS

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This blog BEGAN as a joke repository when Yahoo360 went belly-up.

My wife and I walked past a swanky new restaurant last night.
“Did you smell that food?” she asked. “Incredible!”
Being the nice guy I am, I thought, “What the heck, I’ll treat her!”
So we walked past it again.

Thanks to JC

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2 more days allotted for Senate bill that explicitly requires consent for marriage, bars marriage under 16

Prime Minister Stephen Harper’s government has limited debate on proposed legislation it named the “barbaric cultural practices” bill. The legislation would make it illegal for anyone under 16 to get married and block anyone in a polygamist relationship from immigrating to Canada.

The government has limited debate on proposed legislation to make child marriages and forced marriages illegal.

The Conservatives moved a time-allocation motion Thursday morning to cut off debate on the proposed “Zero Tolerance for Barbaric Cultural Practices Act” after three days of debate at its current stage. The bill was first debated on Feb. 17.

MPs were debating the bill when the motion passed, leaving Monday, March 23, as the final day of debate at second reading. The House will vote on the bill that evening before it is expected to go to a committee for further study.

Thursday is the second last day of the sitting before MPs go on a one-week House break to return to their ridings.

The legislation, bill S-7, originated in the Senate and would make it illegal for anyone under 16 to get married. It would also explicitly require consent for marriage, block anyone in a polygamist relationship from immigrating to Canada and allow for a peace bond to prevent someone from participating in forced or child marriage. Finally, it would make it illegal for someone to remove a child or non-consenting adult from Canada to have that person married.

Polygamy allegations aren’t unheard of in Canada. One community leader in Bountiful, B.C., has repeatedly fought charges of polygamy. Two residents have also been accused of having unlawfully removed a child under 16 from Canada with the intention of sexual interference or invitation to sexual touching.​

Too soon to criminalize

Government officials have referred to a report by the South Asian Legal Clinic of Ontario that said it was aware of 219 cases of forced marriage originating in Ontario and Quebec between 2010 and 2013. But the organization last fall said the “barbaric cultural practices” bill shows the Conservatives aren’t listening.

“The government’s statements in support of these changes are not based on any statistical data or research, perpetuate myths about practices of polygamy and forced marriages, and lead Canadians to believe that violence against women is a ‘cultural’ issue that happens only in certain communities,” it said in a news release.

Deepa Mattoo, a staff lawyer at the clinic, told the Senate human rights committee in December that Canada shouldn’t be looking at criminalization yet for forced marriage because it hasn’t properly defined the problem or started educating people about it.

“The existing law captures issues of forced marriages pretty soundly, I would say. If we look at the criminal law provisions of duress, harm, assault and kidnapping… we have very strong criminal law, which can apply in a situation of forced marriage if need be,” she said.

Mattoo said some women won’t come forward if they think their families will be charged.

“Eighty per cent of my clients, in the last eight years, have had a chance to reunite with their families in one way or another. Being reunited could be that they just make a phone call to them. The reuniting could be that they visit them once a year. I’m not saying that they all go back, but they do want a chance to have a relationship with their family, which criminalization takes away from them,” she said.

Multiculturalism Minister Jason Kenney said the bill’s controversial title had elicited debate in Parliament and argued it was done intentionally to draw attention to the government’s concern about certain practices. Kenney told the House during debate over S-7 that the government doesn’t want those practices “justified in Canada under the licence of multiculturalism.”

“We believe in equality of men and women as a self-evident principle of our society,” he said.

ADDED: ‘Barbaric cultural practices’ bill all about politics, Elizabeth May says


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