Sunday, February 27, 2011

Blame the White Man.

Roseau River First Nation Chief Terry Nelson insists that the Kapyong Barracks along Kenaston Blvd  be given to his people.  If he does not get this valuable piece of land, he makes threats about roadblocks on roads, bridges, railways, and such.  However, Nelson does not stop there.  He goes on to do the favorite pastime of people who couldn't cut it in this world through hard work, and dedication.  He plays the race card.

That's right.  Apparently it is us evil White people who are responsible for the suffering of his people.  Instead of looking in the mirror, and doing a moral inventory assessment, or having any kind of personal accountability, he blames the "White Man" or in his own words, "Redneck"  when he does not get what he wants.

I have met and befriended several First Nations people in my life.  What I have noticed is the ones who get ahead in life, have the best quality of life, and the happiest do something that Nelson does not obviously believe in.  Looking in the mirror and taking personal accountability for his actions.

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Saturday, February 26, 2011

Semen as an Antidepressant!

Yes, that is correct.  Semen works as an antidepressant.  So throw away those "happy" pills, and get busy Winnipeg!

The following is based on a 2002 survey:

"Given vaginal absorptiveness and all the mood-elevating compounds in found in semen, Gallup, Burch, and SUNY colleague Steven Platek wondered if semen exposure might be associated with better mood and less depression. They surveyed 293 college women at SUNY Albany about intercourse with and without condoms, and then gave the women the Beck Depression Inventory, a standard test of mood. Compared with women who "always" or "usually" used condoms, those who "never" did, whose vaginas were exposed to semen, showed significantly better mood--fewer depressive symptoms, and less bouts of depression. In addition, compared to women who had no intercourse at all, the semen-exposed women showed more elevated mood and less depression.

Meanwhile, risky sex is usually associated with negative self-esteem and depressed mood. Among college women, risky sex includes intercourse without condoms, so we would expect sex sans condoms to be associated with more depressive symptoms, and more serious depression includingsuicide attempts. However, in the Gallup-Burch-Platek study, among women who "always" or "usually" used condoms, about 20 percent reported suicidal thoughts, but among those who used condoms only "sometimes," the figure was much lower, 7 percent, and among women who "never" used condoms, only 5 percent reported suicidal thoughts. (This study controlled for relationship duration, amount of sex, use of the Pill, and days since last sexual encounter.) So it appears quite possible that the antidepressants in semen might have a real mood-elevating effect."

Thursday, February 24, 2011

Favorite Winnipeg Jets Memory

Considering the return of the NHL to Winnipeg is looking more and more possible with each passing month, it got me thinking about our beloved Jets that graced our city from 1972 until 1996.  Being a Jets fan was never easy, as they only won 2  playoff series in their 17 year existence in the NHL (both against Calgary).  However, there were some memorable moments.  Teemu Selanne`s rookie season, the Whiteouts, beating the Flames in 87`while dancing to Wang Chung's "Everybody Have Fun Tonight!"

And my personal favorite memory.  Dave Ellett scoring in double overtime, to give the Jets a commanding 3-1 series lead against the hated Oilers.  I'm not going to get into who won that series, but I was at that game as a young teenager.  So feel free to share your favorite Jets memories.  This may be the last year Winnipeg is without the NHL.

Welcome to the Purple Rod!

I think it is about time that I created a blog.   Considering naming a blog after a colour of a rod is the latest "craze" in Winnipeg, I am going to call my blog the Purple Rod!  Special thanks to the Black, Orange, Blue, White, and Stiff Rods for inspiration!