Photos of Canadian Navy Flying People in Sea Kings for Questionable Fun

When I went out for my run at 10 AM this morning (Saturday October 22nd), I noticed the choppers were constantly flying relatively low overhead in the Halifax South End. When I got to Point Pleasant Park, I noticed they were flying just above the tree line out on the water next to the park, and did the same thing along the waterfront. Seemed like some serious military exercise was going on!

Being a spy for the Chinese, I got the call to get my digital SLR down to the waterfront for some high shutter speed shots (1/8000th of a second) of what was going on. Turns out, it was all for fun cause there were kids and adults hanging out the opened side doors of these things as they flew by. Must have been Family Day at CFB Shearwater or something.

Jokes aside, though, those helicopters did some questionable maneuvers, in my opinion, as shown below. Continue reading

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What Will Be the Next Real Big Royal Event? Vote!

OK. So the Willie Kate British royal wedding is over. What do you think is going to be the next real big royal event?

By real big, I mean something with either a lot of shock or pomp and circumstance. The examples are in the survey below so please do take a moment to cast a vote!

We’ll see the people can predict the future! ­čÖé

If you think it’ll be William and Kate’s first child, why not take a vote at how long they should wait in my poll earlier today?

Why Chinese Mothers are NOT Superior (aka Why Chinese Fathers are Not Needed)

Amy Chua with daughters Louisa and Sophia

Yale Law Professor┬áAmy Chua recently released a memoir called Battle Hymn of the Tiger Mother. Talk about cheesy titles. Essentially, it was about the so-called “Chinese” method of raising children that was very strict, and why it was superior, as her Wall Street Journal essay (Why Chinese Mothers are Superior, Amy Chua in WSJ, Jan 8 2011).

Essentially, it’s how one clever woman is playing the race card in on offense, in a sly way to keep tension from building while generating debate and getting her lots of money and attention.┬áThis book would be nothing but for┬áthe hype generated by these racial insinuations.

If you want the details on the no sleepover, no dates, trashing your children, threatening to burn your children’s toys, forcing them to take either piano or violin and not settling for As in school, you can read the WSJ link above or the multitude of other related articles like this one from Canada’s Globe & Mail (Why Chinese Parenting is Best, G&M Jan 11 2011).

Note again the racial insinuation in the title.

That’s because its supposed “self-deprecating” nature that was in good jest, according to Amy, is all hear say and not backed up by anything but her opinion. She is presenting an argument on what isn’t “visible”, concentrating on what is, which is the successful products of the method. But how many have been failed by the method and had their lives ruined, and who will never be known?

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