Tag Archives: Canada

snow fall

Norsk Word Of The Day: “Snørås”, Meaning: (Snow) Avalanche

We know the rules, momentum is equal to mass multiplied by speed (p=mv), heh.  Apparently it’s a myth that shouting can trigger a “snørås” but I wouldn’t tempt fate. Freaky events avalanches are, Canada has a whole site dedicated to them, which you can find here, &  they’ve been spotted on Mars too now, by NASA.

“You’re my big distraction, my favorite attraction, I’m falling fast, like an avalanche…” – No Doubt

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English Speaking Places

  • Angola (along with Portuguese)
  • Anguilla
  • Antigua & Barbuda
  • Australia
  • Bahamas
  • Barbados
  • Belize
  • Bermuda
  • Botswana
  • Cameroon (along with French)
  • Canada
  • Cayman Islands
  • Cook Islands (along with Maori)
  • Dominica
  • England
  • Falkland Islands
  • Fiji
  • Gambia
  • Ghana
  • Grenada
  • Guam & Northern Marianas
  • Guyana
  • Hong Kong (along with Cantonese)
  • India (along with 15 other languages)
  • Ireland (along with Irish)
  • Jamaica
  • Kenya (along with Kiswahili)
  • Kiribati
  • Lesotho (along with Sesotho)
  • Liberia
  • Malawi (along with Chichewa)
  • Malta (along with Maltese)
  • Marshall Islands
  • Nauritius (along with French)
  • Federated States Of Micronesia
  • Namibia
  • New Zealand (along with Maori)
  • Nigeria
  • Palau (along with Palauan)
  • Papua New Guinea
  • Philippines (along with Filipino)
  • Pitcairn Islands
  • Puerto Rico (along with Spanish)
  • Rwanda (along with Kinyarwanda & French)
  • Saint Kitts & Nevis
  • Saint Lucia
  • Saint Vincent & The Grenadines
  • Samoa (along with Samoan)
  • Scotland
  • Seychelles (along with French & Creole)
  • Sierra Leone
  • Singapore (along with Chinese, Malay, & Tamil)
  • Solomon Islands
  • South Africa (along with 10 other languages)
  • Tanzania (along with Swahili)
  • Tonga (along with Tongan)
  • Trinidad & Tobago
  • Turks & Caicos
  • Uganda
  • U.S.A.
  • Vanuatu (along with Bislama & French)
  • Virgin Islands
  • Wales (along with Welsh)
  • Zambia
  • Zimbabwe

Taking It Global (TIG)

an online community (geographically based in Canada) I joined a few months ago, dedicated to giving youth, or the upcoming generation perhaps rather, a place to voice their concerns globally, as well as become aware of several other ongoing issues in our world

“Inspire. Inform. Involve.” http://www.takingitglobal.org/


John Kenneth Galbraith

was born 100 years ago today (in Ontario, Canada)

“I have managed most of my life to exclude religious speculation from my mode of thought. I’ve found that, on the whole, it adds very little to economics.”
– from What I’ve Learned in Esquire in January 2002


Canada Day

it is today, or Fête du Canada, the national holiday for this country, a day formerly known as Dominion Day

Canada (officially) speaks English & French, spends Canadian Dollars, & its capital is Ottawa.


Gas Buddy

http://www.gasbuddy.com/

helps find low gas prices in the U.S.A. and Canada


Mile By Mile

maps, photos, travel ideas of Canada, U.S.A. & Mexico

 http://www.milebymile.com


Canadian Bacon

a semi-worthy watch

a film from 1995, I watched this movie last night, & found some of it terribly ironic in retrospect, considering current events & politics in the USA

a few of my favorite lines from it:

“well I’m not going to start a war just to, just to increase my popularity” (Alan Alda as the President of the USA)

“what about, you know international terrorism?” (Alan Alda as President of the USA) “well, sir we’re  not going to re-open missile factories just to fight some creeps running around and exploding rental cars, are we sir?” (Rip Torn as a General)