bunsen_h: (Popperi)
The Utah DEA is now concerned that marijuana farms will lead to rabbits getting stoned and not showing their normal habits of self-preservation.

First: Rabbits are not exactly an endangered species.

Second: This will create a strong natural selection bias in favour of wildlife that isn't affected by cannabinoids.  In a couple of decades, that may give us some very useful pharmacogenetic data.
bunsen_h: (Popperi)
When you want to go with your gut feeling instead of with the evidence, try to remember that your guts are usually full of sh*t.
bunsen_h: (Popperi)
I heard Jason Kenney on the CBC news this afternoon, saying that Santa Claus is a Canadian citizen.

He doesn't seem to be all that concerned about Santa's citizenship documentation.

I wonder if Santa is First-Nations?
bunsen_h: (Default)
"... And can you, can you imagine fifty people a day, I said fifty people a day walking out singin' a bar of "Alice's CEGEP" and walking in. And friends they may think it's a movement.

"And that's what it is, the Alice's CEGEP Anti-Fee-Increase Movement, and all you got to do to join is sing it the next time it comes around on the guitar."
bunsen_h: (Default)
I was trying to remember why, in my last post, the Immigration Minister's idea seemed so familiar.  It just came to me:
"Back during World War I, they called it 'Loyalty Days,' and they made all the people of German extraction stand up in the middle of the town where everybody could see 'em.  Made 'em all stand up and say the Pledge of Allegiance and salute the flag and everybody watched to make sure they weren't crossing their fingers, I guess.  Well, everybody goes through that sort of foolishness once in a while. Our country does it more often than most, but here we are." — Garrison Keillor, Lake Wobegon Loyalty Days
Sadly familiar territory.

ETA: What do they do for somebody who can't speak?  There must be some provision for written oaths.
bunsen_h: (Default)
Should I be concerned that the 15-digit "secure access code" in the 2011 census envelope can easily be read without opening the envelope, by shining a bright light through it from behind?  Thus enabling someone to complete the census on-line for the specified address without leaving any traces other than, say, the IP address from some public-access site..?

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