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Aug 18th 2010, 5:17 am
Replies: 219
Views: 13,873
Posted By dthomas

Re: "Ground Zero" Mosque. Should they or shouldn't they?

It'd be nice if 'bama' would break the ice - bit like Reagan did in the 80's :thumbup:. Everyone could have a real chortle.

"My fellow Americans, I'm pleased to tell you today that I've signed...
Aug 12th 2010, 5:32 am
Replies: 68
Views: 5,649
Posted By dthomas

Re: Pickup Trucks

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Forum: Canada
Aug 12th 2010, 5:24 am
Replies: 29
Views: 4,080
Posted By dthomas

Re: Special Needs schools in Vancouver

-debbiem:

n.b. My post was in response to that of TheAviatar.

I'm curious as to how and what qualities you give to the term thrive as applied to SN children? How would you define SN children?...
Forum: Canada
Aug 12th 2010, 2:59 am
Replies: 29
Views: 4,080
Posted By dthomas

Re: Special Needs schools in Vancouver

From my experience SN pupil support is weak in the Ont, BC and Quebec public school system. The clear culprit for the lack of SN services has been the integration of SN children into the regular...
Forum: Canada
Aug 11th 2010, 2:43 am
Replies: 200
Views: 10,289
Posted By dthomas

Re: Exporting vehicle and Household goods - Any Advice!

. . . Godwin's law . . .

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Forum: Canada
Aug 10th 2010, 4:54 pm
Replies: 200
Views: 10,289
Posted By dthomas

Re: Exporting vehicle and Household goods - Any Advice!

George Carlin used to have much to say re the SUV (he called them sun blockers) and the associated SUV consumer mentality:

"I'm telling you the people in this country -- every one is 50 pounds...
Aug 10th 2010, 5:01 am
Replies: 58
Views: 3,934
Posted By dthomas

Re: Canadian authors

Can't believe I forgot Shoeless Joe! Great novel. Kinsella's ss collection Dance Me Outside is also quite impressive.

On the topic of 1st Nations People, Tomson Highway wrote three decent plays -...
Aug 9th 2010, 5:56 am
Replies: 58
Views: 3,934
Posted By dthomas

Re: Canadian authors

I read any crap (well, at least the first sentence . . .) and include the following as some of my Canlit faves (fic & and n.f.):

Gabrielle Roy - The Tin Flute *[best Canadian novel evah!]...
Forum: Canada
Aug 6th 2010, 3:01 pm
Replies: 23
Views: 2,024
Posted By dthomas

Re: Teaching in Canada

You have a good point. If one considers teaching a profession, they are paid $hit. The job security does compensate for the comparatively lower income (getting the big loan from the bank:D). Teachers...
Forum: Canada
Aug 6th 2010, 2:21 pm
Replies: 23
Views: 2,024
Posted By dthomas

Re: Teaching in Canada

Unfortunately The Aviator, Bill_S, et al. are correct. However, if you are determined and can sell yourself, I'm sure you could land something. If you wanted immediate full-time work, private or...
Aug 2nd 2010, 9:12 pm
Replies: 41
Views: 3,101
Posted By dthomas

Re: What lifestyle type are you?

http://britishexpats.com/photopost/showphoto.php?photo=17138

:rofl: I thought the neighbourhood was a bit ethnic and cramped these days! Not to mention the wave of golden-agers wandering about...
Jul 31st 2010, 3:11 pm
Replies: 87
Views: 6,365
Posted By dthomas

Re: Correcting kids

Solve the problem before it's too late: send her to boarding school back in the UK until she's 16. I've heard it builds character.
Forum: Canada
Jul 31st 2010, 3:07 pm
Replies: 16
Views: 2,137
Posted By dthomas

Re: Substitute Teaching

At 20 YOX I assume you well versed in regular classroom and pedagogical drill re class management, comportment, housekeeping, etc. . BTW, are you interested in obtaining a contract/FT pos. ?

Most...
Jul 30th 2010, 6:05 pm
Replies: 84
Views: 6,832
Posted By dthomas

Re: I saw a Wolf and it was massive!

. . . it's a moon . . . no, er . . . it's a . . .

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Jul 27th 2010, 7:56 pm
Replies: 84
Views: 6,832
Posted By dthomas

Re: I saw a Wolf and it was massive!

There wolf . . .

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Forum: Canada
Jul 25th 2010, 8:58 pm
Replies: 91
Views: 12,748
Posted By dthomas

Re: Some tragic news

:sad_smile:
Forum: Canada
Jul 25th 2010, 8:53 pm
Replies: 14
Views: 2,520
Posted By dthomas

Re: Teaching in Alberta

Good info and advice! However, as of spring 2009 the interprovincial barrier for professionals [including teachers] has been greatly altered. At most, one would be expected to comlete a 3-6 credit...
Forum: Canada
Jul 20th 2010, 4:08 pm
Replies: 14
Views: 2,520
Posted By dthomas

Re: Teaching in Alberta

As stated above - contact public school boards and the schools directly, get yourself known. Talk to people and then email them - in particular the exec. secretary, principal, department heads, et...
Forum: Canada
Jul 15th 2010, 7:08 pm
Replies: 319
Views: 65,909
Posted By dthomas

Re: What do you NOT like about living in Canada

Considering what I said and how I responded to Alex2201:

Originally Posted by dthomas View Post
1. Indians (Mohawks, Cree, Inuit, Metis, the rest of 'em).
2. Immigrants of colour (Haitians,...
Forum: Canada
Jul 14th 2010, 5:16 am
Replies: 319
Views: 65,909
Posted By dthomas

Re: What do you NOT like about living in Canada

OK - I've stfu now. Yet I'm clueless as to what you are referring here? Elaborate please?
Forum: Canada
Jul 13th 2010, 8:34 pm
Replies: 319
Views: 65,909
Posted By dthomas

Re: What do you NOT like about living in Canada

Am I really being a hyper-sensitive witchfinder pursuivant, bandying offensive language, and jumping on the recent immigrant for stating his dislike for the French (in Moncton, NB, of all places)?...
Forum: Canada
Jul 13th 2010, 6:43 pm
Replies: 319
Views: 65,909
Posted By dthomas

Re: What do you NOT like about living in Canada

Oh yeah . . . now I get it. I apologise as I mistook it to be like the "immigrant moving to Atlanta, GA, and NOT liking the ni*gers" form of lighthearted joke :banghead:.
Forum: Canada
Jul 13th 2010, 4:04 pm
Replies: 21
Views: 2,075
Posted By dthomas

Re: Looking for peace

:eek: No way! Are people still reading those things?
Forum: Canada
Jul 13th 2010, 3:32 pm
Replies: 319
Views: 65,909
Posted By dthomas

Re: What do you NOT like about living in Canada

Wonderful - yet another bigot is added to the rank of righteous immigrant :rolleyes: . . .

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Jul 11th 2010, 6:08 am
Replies: 32
Views: 2,638
Posted By dthomas

Re: Real Names...

It is, but it's snipped from my Canadian Citezenship Certificate.
And yes - she's gorgeous:wub:.
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