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Queen’s Christmas message

Every year the #Queen now at age 92 keeps pointing to #Jesus. This Christmas video is worth reposting. Let’s value the Queen’s witness to the Gospel while we still have her on earth.

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B.C. Electoral Reform Referendum: Voters’ motivations, and why proportional representation failed – Angus Reid Institute

B.C. Electoral Reform Referendum: Voters’ motivations, and why proportional representation failed – Angus Reid Institute
— Read on angusreid.org/electoral-reform-referendum-why-proportional-representation-failed/


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Winter of Discontent: As Justin Trudeau’s approval deteriorates, can his rivals make gains? – Angus Reid Institute

Winter of Discontent: As Justin Trudeau’s approval deteriorates, can his rivals make gains? – Angus Reid Institute
— Read on angusreid.org/federal-issues-dec2018/

Angus Reid’s Canadian poll research is unique, as so much of our data is repackaged American material. Thoughts on these latest poll findings?


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Predatory or playful?

Letter to the Editor
I enjoyed Lance Peverley’s Peace Arch News Dec 6th column “Time for one last verse as Christmas nears”. In the age of #metoo, sometimes it’s hard to tell if things are merely playful or actually predatory. Is the musically endearing ‘Baby It’s Cold Outside’ a date rape anthem? As a social Worker and Anglican priest, I have worked with many victims of sexual abuse and/or harassment. How many times does a person (Mouse in the score) need to say no to Wolf (the man in the score who kept removing her jacket & hat)? Does the line ‘ what is in this drink’ hint at a mickey, a date rape drug? I welcome a thoughtful non-polarized discussion as people once listen again during this Christmas season to these complicated lyrics.

Rev Dr Ed Hird
http://www.edhird.com


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It’s a hairolding experience | myBobLog

This was after a year and a half. Continue on to see the final results. This page is about my spur of the moment decision to grow my hair long and then donate it to cancer patients. THE BEGINNING OF MY STORY: It all began about three and half years ago, in the Summer of…
— Read on myboblog.wordpress.com/my-project-myhobbies/its-a-hairolding-experience/


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John Newton of Amazing Grace

“We may be rather sure, that riches, if the possessors are not proportionately humble and spiritual, have a direct tendency to nourish the worms of self-conceit and self-will. Such persons expect to be consulted, and that their judgment shall be followed.” -Rev John Newton, abolitionist and author of the Amazing Grace hymn


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Nineteen times higher suicide rate…

Why do you think that scientific studies are finding that people having had #transgender surgery are nineteen times more likely to commit suicide? What are your thoughts? Do you have any other scientific data or online articles on the suicide rates of those who have had this sex reassignment surgery?