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Re: “Bernard Prigent, Pfizer’s inside man

Are you trying to say that what's good for Pfizer isn't good for Canada?

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Posted by MattAbroad on 02/04/2010 at 3:56 PM

Re: “Students protest against military recruitment at local schools.

Dear April Wiles-Gilap, Becky Thomas, and Coast fact-checkers.

Please google "Security Council Resolution 1386", "UN General Assembly Resolution 62/6", "Security Council Resolution 1833", and "UNAMA", to learn what the f*** you're talking about.

“Everyone is entitled to their own opinion, but not their own facts.” --Daniel Patrick Moynihan

Posted by MattAbroad on 05/28/2009 at 5:03 PM

Re: “Port of Halifax's cat fix

I'm sorry, but I'm not sure I understand the logic in the last few paragraphs. So neutering/spaying the cats, as opposed to killing them, will ensure that their 'ecological niche' remains filled, preventing new cats from moving in? And what happens when the sterile cats eventually, die, and more cats move in? You neuter/spay them, etc...?

Fair enough. But how exactly is that a different scenario from simply killing them, besides being more expensive (and perhaps less cruel)? And are we supposing that the supply of 'other cats' is somehow dependent on the supply of available ecological niches? That is, if you exterminate the cat population, the source of 'other cats' will suddenly become more fecund?

I don't buy it. The 'other cat' supply, if it isn't the feral population, is simply abandoned cats. The solutions then are shelters for unwanted animals and neutering/spaying domestic pets. Whether you kill or sterilize the feral population has nothing to do with it. Either way, the animals won't reproduce. It's simply a matter of choosing between an expensive program that requires us to live with feral animals for awhile, and an inexpensive one that some people will see as barbaric, and that some won't.

As a side note, based on the cat populations that I've seen in other cities, I think Halifax is way below it's feral cat carrying capacity -- plenty of unfilled ecological niches out there.

Posted by MattAbroad on 04/12/2009 at 5:03 PM

Re: “Toronto Metro fires entire staff of writers

Saturn devours his children. This whole hiring-of-interns business is pretty short-sighted, because if the media companies keep ruthlessly slashing their staff, then the supply of interns willing to work for free in order to get started in 'careers' in the media industry will obviously dry up. Perhaps then we'll see a 'small adjustment' to monkeys and typewriters.

Posted by MattAbroad on 02/11/2009 at 7:04 AM

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