Tuesday, February 23, 2010

Updated Medal Count

Here is the update medal count for Team Canada at the Vancouver 2010 Olympics:

With Ashleigh McIvor winning the inaugural event in women's ski cross, that increases the gold medal count. As of now we have six gold, four silver, and one bronze.

We have more medal hopes in figure skating, bobsledding, curling, and hockey. At least those are the main sports in which we can medal in. Who knows, we might win medals in other sports we would think of winning in. So keep tuning in to the Olympics and see our Canadian athletes attempt to reach the podium.

Wednesday, February 17, 2010

Response To My Mormonism Post

I made this response already when it was feed to my Facebook notes, but I will also do it as a separate post.

Now my post on Mormonism stirred up a debate so here is my response. This is in response to one person and he or she knows who he or she is.

Can you honestly tell that me that “spirit babies” isn’t racist in some facet? If you don’t make yourself right with God before conceived, you will end up in a third world nation or born into poverty.

Some Mormons believe in "magic underwear" that if they wear underwear with certain sacred symbols on them that they will survive horrible accidents. Some people have even testified that they have survived horrible accidents due to "magic underwear."

Some of the Mormons practice polygamy. The practice of polygamy was started by Joseph Smith, Jr.. The fundamental Mormons generally practice polygamy. It became illegal in 1890, but the practitioners are almost never prosecuted unless there is evidence of abuse, statutory rape, welfare, fraud or tax evasion. Plus fundamental Mormons believe that plural marriage where has more then one wife is a requirement for obtaining the highest “degree with in the highest of three Mormon heavens.

You do realize that you don’t need to be officially ordained to serve as a senior “pastor” in a Mormon church. All you need to have is money and a high ranking status. A lot of business men are the “pastors” of their churches. Now to evangelize you don't have to have any formal training. The people they send out to evangelize are between the ages of 19-22.

Joseph Smith, Jr. the founder of Mormonism is a whack job. The Golden Plates also called the gold plates or in some 19th century literature, the golden Bible is what Mormon scripture and Bible is based on. Smith, Jr. is the one who discovered the Golden Plates. Apparently the plates were received by the Angel Moroni (an angel which Smith believed guarded the Golden Plates) which is where Mormonism gets its from. The plates were buried near his home in Western New York. Now Smith, Jr. is the only source for most of this story because he was the only human to witness it. Unless there was multiple people or other witnesses, it might be a bit more believable just for the simple there are people to corroborate his story.

Now when Joseph Smith, Sr. was baptized into the original Mormon church Smith, Jr. is reportedly to have cried: "Oh! My God I have lived to see my own father baptized into the true church of Jesus Christ!" This Oxymoronic and backwards because you can't call yourself the true Church and an extension of Christianity all at the same time.

Smith, Jr. ended up being killed by a group people who stormed a jail a murdered him and his brother Hyrum Smith.

Joseph Smith, Sr. was also a whack job. Before Mormonism, he was a member of the Freemasons. Now, the Freemasons is a secret group of different lodges who are told to believe stuff and were never told why. Plus they have roots in the Occult or Kabbalah. The Occult is rooted in Satan and the ideas of Satan. Now this all seems quite ironic because the Kabbalah is is an ancient form of Jewish mysticism, which was formalized at the end of the 12th Century. Having turned Biblical truth and history into occult myths and suggestions, it has evolved through the centuries, blending with gnosticism, theosophy and other occult mysteries, usually behind closed doors and in secret societies.

Now I know Mormonism isn't secret and behind closed doors. But just like the Freemasons they are told to believe stuff and don't know why. As well, it hasn't been widely proven that Mormonism has any roots with the Occult, Kabbalah, or anything related to that. But it seems like the traces are there.

Some of what I believe is backed by centuries of research and archeological digs. Even though people try to discredit Christianity, a lot of stuff is proven this way. There are no archeological digs to prove Mormonism. What, they would find out what they already know and that is Mormonism is a sham and a crock?

Seriously, next time you talk to a Mormon about what they believe, ask them why they believe what they believe. Don't be surprised that they won't be able to tell you why. Also, ask them to inform you about the history, but don't be surprised if they can't and the only thing they can tell you is Joseph Smith, Jr. was the founder.

Monday, February 15, 2010

Canada's Medal Count

So far Canada has three medal. One gold, one silver, and one bronze. We got gold in mens freestyle moguls, silver in women's freestyle moguls, and bronze in Women's 3000m in long track speed skating. We have a medal hopeful in 500m in mens long track speed skating. Jeremy Wotherspoon is the medal hopeful. He needs to redeem himself after his fall in Torino, Italy four years ago.

Sunday, February 14, 2010

19 And Counting...

The other day I was standing in line at Safeway and I seen the cover on USA Today or People or one of them magazines. The cover had reality show stars Michelle and Rob Duggar. Now for those of you that don't know, the Duggar Family is basis for the reality show "19 and Counting." They keep having kids and think nothing is wrong with that. Their 19th child was 15 weeks or three months premature. The baby named Josie was one pound and has some health problems.

Now Rob and Michelle want to keep having children. Is there anything wrong with this? Some might say no and some might say yes. Here is the thing about this, with their 19 child being premature and barely making it after being three months premature there are some concerns with continuing to have children. I understand that people want to have children, but is there a point in which you should stop?
“The risks of additional pregnancies start to go up dramatically after four,’ warns Dr. Jeffrey Richardson, a Ventura, Calif., obstetrician who had practiced for more than 30 years.”

“Postpartum hemorrhage, dysfunctional labor, preterm labor and early miscarriage are all risks.”
These risks are significantly increased after four children according to a post on the MOMania section of AJC.com.

According the post, the Duggars decided to have as many children as God would allow after Michelle had a miscarriage from being on the pill. But there are other contraceptives besides the pill. One miscarriage seems like a poor reason to not use contraceptives. How about using condoms? I bet that never crossed their mind or it certainly seems that way.

I am not usually one to rain on someones parade, but the fact is that you need to know when to draw the line. It seems like the Duggars don't need seem to know when enough is enough. Its sad that they will continue to have more children with such known health risks. Their three month premature daughter Josie with health issues should be a reality check for them. But it doesn't seem that way. 19 is not enough and probably not even the Duggars when enough will be enough. Kudos to them for taking care of all of these children and providing for them, but there has to be a time when they say they are done with having children. But I wouldn't be surprised if they have another five even ten more children if this is their outlook on having children.

Wednesday, February 10, 2010


I talked to some Mormons as I was walking home from the mall. They saw me walking down the sidewalk and kept along with me. I talked to them for a bit before I actually went inside the house. Its a good thing we didn't talk about what they believe because that would not have been a good situation at all.

They were like if you ever think about becoming one then I could go to their website. I told them I was good at the church I am going to. They gave me a card, but I just threw it in the garbage. There is nothing that would ever want to make me want to become a Mormon.

Tuesday, February 09, 2010

Tales From The Fish: Finally A Good Raw

This is my column on professional wrestling. So for those don't watch it, I understand if you don't read this. But to everybody else... READ ON!

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Hey yo and welcome too a long awaited new edition of Tales From The Fish. I am as always your fan friendly Canadian Mr. C.C.. On this edition of Tales From The Fish, I will talking about Raw from February 8th and the fact it was actually good. So without further ado, lets get started.

For the longest time I haven't had any expections of WWE's "flagship" show being good. As you may or may not know, they have been having guest hosts. Most of the guest hosts have to something to promote. For example, Bob Barker had a book, Jeremy Piven had a movie, Seth Green had Robot Chicken, etc. Now the February 8th edition of Raw, the guest host was NASCAR driver Carl Edwards. The only thing he was pushing was the Daytona 500.

Going into the February 8th Raw, I again had no preconceived notions that it was going to be good. Although Raw was better then expected which was a pleasant surprise. For the last how many weeks and months Raw has looked like the B show. Well, between you and me, SmackDown has always been better then Raw. But the reason Raw gets better ratings is because it is pushed as the main show. That's another column for another time.

Instead of going over everything that happened, but I will highlight the good and bad parts of the show.


-Right off the start the guest Carl Edwards did a bang up job in the opening. He actually knew how to speak on the mic and did a back flip off the top rope. He carried on this good work he did in the opening segment and took it right through the rest of the show. Edwards was one of the few non-wrestler guest hosts I enjoyed aside from Shaq and Bob Barker.

-Christian showing up on Raw was a plus in my books. Even though he is getting a great push being on ECW, its great to see on somewhere other then ECW. Christian insulting Sheamus was funny also. Christian can turn off the funny at anytime. Its not like Santino Marella who has been basically pushed as a comedic wrestler. But I digress, Christian is the ultimate package. He can wrestle, work the mic in either making you laugh or just cut a good promo and make people look amazing. Him showing up on Raw just confirmed it.

-Degeneration X is no longer the WWE Unified Tag Team Champions. I knew they were going to lose them sooner or later. But it made sense that they did it this way because they have been teasing a Shawn Michaels heel and with the way Michaels screwed up and costing them the Unified Tag Team Championship is another good way to further that.

-To coincide with Degeneration X losing the WWE Unified Tag Team Championships, teasing Shawn Michaels turning heel is great. Sure we have seen him heel in the past, but he hasn't been heel in well over ten years. That heel turn he did in his feud with Hulk Hogan doesn't count because when he does turn heel, it will be a long term heel turn. Sure its great that Michaels is face and all of that, but it will be refreshing to see him as a heel. It is long overdue for him to be heel. Plus him acting desperate in wanting to face Undertaker has been an interesting storyline to say the least.

-Randy Orton doing a job was great to see. I am not a Cody Rhodes fan by any means, but damn it is about time we see Orton do a job for someone in midcard and lower. You could say he lost to Kofi Kingston, but that was once he lost to him. The other times we have seen him beat Kingston. All we see him do a job for is fellow main eventers like Triple H, Batista, John Cena, and Undertaker. There is no shame in doing a job if it fits.

-For the first time, I actually agreed with what they had John Cena say. Don't get me wrong, I am still not a fan of Cena, but him saying Vince McMahon is all about the dollar is the truth. Sure it seems odd coming from the WWE's current cash cow, but it still sounded right even though Cena said it. Regardless of what I have said about Cena in the past, I liked the fact that someone finally, whether scripted or not, said something about Vince being greedy.

-The ending of Raw was very good as well. Bret Hart jumping Vince McMahon from behind seemed like poetic justice in some round about way. Vince kicked Bret down, but Bret didn't stay down. Even though he is not what he used to be, Bret better know what he is doing by possibly getting back in the ring. I sure hope he doesn't end up getting seriously hurt. But I digress, the whole throwing around equipment brought back memories of Montreal. Even though I am sick of talking about the whole Montreal screwjob, I liked the ending overall.


With the good, you have to have some bad. So lets get to it.

-Sheamus going over on Christian was expected, but not necessarily wanted. It would have great to have Christian go over on Sheamus will still making him look great. See, the whole reasoning with Christian going over is so that Christian might possibly get a shot at the WWE Championship. Christian has been long overdue for a run with the WWE Championship or World Heavyweight Championship for that matter. But not to stray to far off to this point, I still think that Sheamus could have done the job and looked good.

-Taking the Unified Tag Team Championships off of Degeneration X was good and all, but why couldn't they have put them on The Straight Edge Society? I mean its been two months or so since Big Show was Unified Tag Team Champion. I personally like Jeri-Show more so then the combination of Big Show and The Miz. Who was the brains behind giving The Miz another title? Its not like he defends the one he already has and that being the WWE United States Championship on a regular basis. Even the without giving the Unified Tag Team Championships to The Straight Edge Society they haven't lost any steam. It would make what The Straight Edge Society doing seem validated in some round about way. Like they were being rewarded for their work in converting people you could say. But I hope they don't give The Miz and Big Show a long title reign because I just can't see it being interesting.

-Maryse turning face? It surely seemed like she is. If you listen to her doing guest commentary during Gail Kim's match, you would get the sense is leaning towards a face turn. She also continued her ascent towards a face turn by saying that she is looking forward to her match against Gail Kim. It just seems out of place with Maryse acting all nice. I was waiting for Maryse to layout Gail Kim with the French Kiss (DDT) or do something. Gail Kim seemed reluctant to shake her hand and seemed reluctant to believe what Maryse said. Or maybe this is a swerve to become a bigger heel. I just can't buy Maryse as a face just out of the blue. A face turn over a period of time seems more appropriate.

-Is Cody Rhodes turning face? It seemed like they were teasing it. If you seen the way he was acting during his match against Randy Orton, you could see him acting like a babyface. I thought they were turning Ted Dibiase face as they were teasing it for months. But in the same facet they are seemingly turning Rhodes face as they as I said were teasing it. Remember the last time Rhodes was face? He got little to no reaction AT ALL! It didn't help they teamed him with the "Rookie Killer" Hardcore Holly. They are building Rhodes up as weak looking face. They need to build Rhodes up properly to have him as a credible face. Whether they do that remains to be seen.

Overall Raw had many more good points then bad. I haven't been able to say Raw was good in a long time. Even though SmackDown is my favorite WWE show and brand, this episode of Raw gives me hope that Raw can hopefully turn around.

Thanks for reading and see you on the flipside!

Thursday, February 04, 2010

Set It Off by P.O.D.

1. Put your iTunes, Windows Media Player, etc. on shuffle.
2. For each question, press the next button to get your answer.
4. Tag 10 friends or more, including me (FYI, if I tagged you it's because I know your into music)
5. Everyone tagged has to do the same thing.
6. Have Fun.

If someone asks "are you okay," you say?
"Fury Of The Storm" by DragonForce

How would you describe yourself?
"Portrait" by P.O.D. (A portrait of what?)

What do you like in a guy/girl?
"All That Remains" by Fozzy

How do you feel today?
"Blaze Of Glory" by Bon Jovi (That's a pretty good feeling. Thanks Bon Jovi!)

What is your life's purpose?
"Jungle Garden" by Japan Philharmonic (Nintendo music done by an orchestra for the win!)

What's your life's motto?
"Voulez-Vous Danser" by Ace Of Base (It translates to basically dance with me. Go figure)

What do your parents think of you?
"Break The Walls Down" by Sevendust (I guess that is sort of true.)

What do you about very often?
"Laughing Out Loud" by The Wallflowers

What is 2+2?
"Push It" by Garbage

What do you think of your best friend?
"By Land Or By Sea" by Ontology Of Convalescence (HA, HA, HA, HA, HA, HA!)

What is your life story?
"A Message" by Coldplay (What message is that?)

What do you want to be when you grow up?
"Another Day" by Dream Theater

What do you think when you see the person you like?
"Swallowed In The Sea" by Coldplay (Take that however you like.)

What will you dance to at your wedding?
"Leaving Las Vegas" by Sheryl Crow (Does that mean I will elope?)

What will they play at your funeral?
"Scar Tissue" by Red Hot Chilli Peppers (I do have a lot of scars.)

What is your hobby/interest?
"Days Of The Week" by Stone Temple Pilots

What is your biggest fear?
"Its About Time" by Jamie Cullum (You can take that however you like.)

What is your biggest secret?
"Crushing Day" by Joe Satriani

What do you want right now?
"RadioheadChopin" by Jack Conte (This song is Radiohead and Chopin in one, but I don't know what the official title is)

What do your friends think of you?
"Livin' On A Prayer" by Bon Jovi

What does your love think about you?
"Dancing In The Dark" by Diana Krall

What will you post this as?
"Set It Off" by P.O.D. (Yes, this will or should set off a chain reaction.)

Random Fact #2: Champagne

For the fact I love random facts, here is one.

Champagne is not champagne unless it comes from the Champagne region of France. If it doesn't, it is just sparkling white wine.

Wednesday, February 03, 2010

This Is Great News

FALL OUT BOY BROKE UP! That is the best news today! That is all. Now back to your regularly scheduled problem.

Monday, February 01, 2010

My Compliments To The Chef... I Mean Drummer

After church yesterday I got a lot of compliments for my drumming. Its nice to get compliments, but you don't want to get a swelled head. So all I did was say thank you. People like the percussion because its a nice little touch. Who knows, this might be a regular spot for me in playing each Sunday or close to it.