Category Archives: Claire


*cough*sniffle*[yeah - still at it…] ”[island nations’ ] population are amongst the most vulnerable to the ravages of climate change,” the president said after meeting with several of the island nation leaders on the second day of an international climate change conference. … “I am an island boy.” [*cough*] “Some of their nations could disappear [...]

Guess what I got for T’giving!

for my sins…. Aching, fever, sore throat, a little sniffles, general malaise and limpness, mental acuity of a bowl of leftover stuffing. So what are your favorite cold remedies?


nc What’s the difference between Thanksgiving in US and Thanksgiving in Russia? Daemon beat me to it!!!!!!!

Embrace Diveeeersity!

hug it hard oopsie. Someone has stepped on their own ,,,erm, Narrative. [at University of Ottowa] a [free] yoga class designed to include disabled students has been canceled after concerns the practice was taken from a culture that “experienced oppression, cultural genocide and diasporas due to colonialism and western supremacy,” Here’s the email she got [...]

I … urm …uh … er …

… Picture: a Father and a toddler-age son in front of the Flowers ’n’ Candles Memorial in Paris. on camera [Le Petit Journal]. video here “Do you understand what happened? Do you understand why those people did that?” a French reporter asked … Yes. An “adult” “reporter” asked that — of a toddler. But wait… [...]

How do you solve a problem like Hasna?

Frankly, I prefer Maria. Before-and-after photos of Paris terrorist Hasna Aitboulahcen, 26, show her radical transformation from a hard-partying clubgoer nicknamed “Cowgirl”… Forgivable that they would be fooled by the hat as Parisians — and ISISy types — wouldn’t know an actual Cowgirl if one lassoed, hogtied and branded ‘em. Her brother, Youssouf Aitboulahcen, said [...]

ToDaZeD Moment in Time

fictionalized for illustrative purposes What do we require of ourselves? …of others? An NBC News poll found six out of ten Americans would support sending additional ground troops to fight Islamic State (IS, formerly ISIS/ISIL). The same poll found 58 percent believe “using overwhelming military force is the best way to defeat terrorism.” Picture a [...]

“Butt Moooom”

”you’re embarrassing me in front of my frieeeends!!!1!” All his little friends are doing it. And anyone standing in his way of joining them is gonna get a fistful of epithets hurled at them. Dammit!! “shameful” and “not American” … “political posturing” … “needs to stop.” “We are not well served when, in response to [...]

ToDaZeD Contemplation


ToDaZeD Word of The Day

vocabulate at your own risk Daesh is an acronym for the Arabic phrase al-Dawla al-Islamiya al-Iraq al-Sham *spit* (Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant). Essentially, it’s another word for ISIS – but apparently one that ISIS militants do not favour. Why? Because it is similar to the Arabic words ‘Daes< ‘i>‘, ‘one who crushes [...]