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Sunday, 28 September 2003
Joke Of The Week
Mood:  mischievious
A 6-year-old and a 4-year-old are upstairs in their bedroom."You know what?" says the 6-year-old. "I think it's about time we start cussing." The 4-year-old nods his head in approval. The 6-year-old continues. "When we go downstairs for breakfast I'm going to say "hell" and you say"ass.""OK!" The 4 year old agrees with enthusiasm. Their mother walks into the kitchen and asks the 6-year-old what he wants for breakfast. "Aw hell, Mom, I guess I'll have some Cheerios." WHACK! He flies out of his chair, tumbles across the kitchen floor, gets up, and runs upstairs crying his eyes out, with his mother in hot pursuit,
slapping his rear every step. The mom locks him in his room and shouts : "You can just stay there till I let you out!" She then comes back downstairs, looks at the 4-year-old, and asks with a
stern voice,"And what do YOU want for breakfast young man?
"I don't know," he blubbers, " but you can bet your fat ass it won't be Cheerios."More Crazy Fun Stuff

Posted by qualteam at 12:12 PM EDT
Updated: Sunday, 28 September 2003 12:16 PM EDT
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Saturday, 27 September 2003
Move Review 47: Left Behind Part 2
The end of the world even from a strictly biblical sense should be spectacular, but this certainly isn't. Instead of the triad of evil consisting of "The Antichrist", "Satan" and "The False Prophet", we get one mediocre UN Secretary General bad guy who just isn't scary or deceptive enough. The colossal battle between supernatural good and supernatural evil becomes a revival meeting. One and a half stars.
More Reviews On Left Behind: Tribulation Force

Somewhere down the road, all of us have to come to terms with the evil in ourselves and others. This is probably the biggest challenge that faces us in life and at Hotel California.

Posted by qualteam at 5:20 PM EDT
Updated: Saturday, 27 September 2003 5:52 PM EDT
Friday, 26 September 2003
The Results Of The CUPW Ratification Vote Are In
Mood:  happy
I am happy to report the Tentative Agreement received a "65%, yes vote" from CUPW posties across Canada. The only constituency that Toronto Local president, Steve Killy, won for his "no campaign" was his own turf in Toronto. Thankfully, the rest of country recognized the bankruptcy of his extremely stupid positions:

"The only solution these militants have is uncompromising confrontations which would result in government interference and sink negotiations. For these "union saviors", it's ok to have a contract shoved down our throats because the only thing these clowns are able to do is rant and rave at anyone who disagrees with them."

Killy and his followers are like "pinko" dinosaurs in the 21st century.
More Details On The Lastest News
Steve Killy's Rant Page
It's All Over But The Crying

Posted by qualteam at 10:51 AM EDT
Updated: Friday, 26 September 2003 10:55 AM EDT
Thursday, 25 September 2003
Photo Of The Week
Some clouds may contain hidden messages for the viewer. Here is one for your examination. What does it say to you?

More Great Photos From This World And Maybe The Next

Posted by qualteam at 4:21 PM EDT
Tuesday, 23 September 2003
My Archived Websites
Below are my original webpages first created in 1999. I would like to feel that I've come a long way since these first primitive efforts.

1. My First Webpage Ever Created 2. The Original Homepage Of My Wife And I 3. The Original "Day Job" Page 4. First Reviews For Our Screenplay 5. Clarissa's First Website
6. David Barron's First "Fun Website" 7. First List Of The Characters At Hotel California

At this time, the above sites are still on servers, but are not maintained by either myself or the hosting service. I expect that at sometime in the future they will disappear, so the time to visit my antique, prehistoric pages is now.

Posted by qualteam at 9:20 PM EDT
Updated: Tuesday, 23 September 2003 9:25 PM EDT
Monday, 22 September 2003
Number One At The Box Office: Underworld
Despite the poor reviews and overly familiar subject matter, "Underworld", the vampire-werewolf flick finished ahead of the pack by a good margin.
Audiences are still seeking thrills, chills and spills from any movie that has a horror/fantasy genre or subgenre. The real world can only take you so far. Other imaginative netherworlds can take you further.
More Reviews Of Underworld
Just imagine how far you can go through the black hole at Hotel California.

Posted by qualteam at 9:44 PM EDT
Updated: Monday, 22 September 2003 9:51 PM EDT
Sunday, 21 September 2003
Movie Review 46: Daredevil
The superhero genre has really been overdone lately. Computer special effects make it very easy to do the super stunts. The problem, however, is that the characters and story-line have difficulty rising from the pages of a well known comic book. "Been there, done that." Two stars.
More Reviews On Daredevil

Posted by qualteam at 10:15 PM EDT
Updated: Sunday, 21 September 2003 10:25 PM EDT
Saturday, 20 September 2003
My Friend Dave. He's Got A Great Website
Mood:  vegas lucky
Dave was bragging to his boss one day, "You know, I know everyone there is to know. Just name someone, anyone, and I know them." Tired of his boasting, his boss called his bluff, "OK, Dave, how about Tom Cruise?" "No problem boss, Tom and I are old friends, and I can prove it."

So Dave and his boss fly out to Hollywood and knock on Tom Cruise's door and Tom Cruise shouts, "Dave! What's happenin?!? Great to see you! Come on in for a beer! Although impressed, Dave's boss is still sceptical. After they leave Cruise's house, he tells Dave that he thinks him knowing Cruise was
just lucky.

"No, no, just name anyone else," Dave says.
"President Bush," his boss quickly retorts.
"Yup," Dave says, "Old buddies, let's fly out to Washington." And off they go. At the White House, Bush spots Dave on the tour and motions him and
his boss over, saying, "Dave, what a surprise, I was just on my way to a meeting, but you and your friend come on in and let's have a cup of coffee first and catch up." Well, the boss is very shaken by now but still not totally convinced. After they leave the White House grounds he expresses his doubts to Dave, who again implores him to name anyone else. "The pope," his boss replies. "Sure!" says Dave. "My folks are from Poland, and I've known the Pope a long time." So off they fly to Rome. Dave and his boss are assembled with the
masses in Vatican Square when Dave says, "This will never work. I can't catch the Pope's eye among all these people. Tell you what, I know all the
guards so let me just go upstairs and I'll come out on the balcony with the Pope." And he disappears into the crowd headed toward the Vatican.
Sure enough,half an hour later Dave emerges with the Pope on the balcony but by the time Dave returns, he finds that his boss has had a heart
attack and is surrounded by paramedics. Working his way to his boss' side, Dave asks him, "What happened?"

His boss looks up and says, "I was doing fine until you and the Pope came out on the balcony and the man next to me said, "Who the fuck's that guy on the balcony with Dave?"

Dave's Incredible Website

Posted by qualteam at 10:45 PM EDT
Updated: Saturday, 20 September 2003 10:52 PM EDT
Friday, 19 September 2003
Strike Smart or Strike Stupid: The Last Fax
Mood:  irritated
I'll sure be happy when I no longer have to crusade for union sanity in CUPW and the Canadian Post Office. Voting for the tentative agreement will end Sept/24/03. Hopefully, the "yes side" will prevail and I'll be able to get on with my non postal life and creative pursuits.

Here is the fax:

Back in June, the conditions were ideal for a "smart strike":

* CPC was not negotiating seriously
* There was high solidarity between the locals and the NEB
* The MPs had begun their summer vacation
* The rank and file endorsed a strike mandate by 92.5%

Since that time the favorable conditions in the summer have vanished. What's left now are complex issues and tactics that locals and the NEB are not in agreement with.
* The Toronto Local has waged a non confidence campaign against the ability of the Negotiating Committee to reach an acceptable deal.
* Those on the "no side" have to support either the militant non compromising tactics of the radical malcontents or continue to support the NEB in reaching an acceptable negotiated settlement.
* The severance issue has split the membership despite the 1% increase four years from now.
* The MPs are back in the house which strengthens CPC's negotiating position, ANY NEGOTIATING P0SITION.
* A strike could produce massive losses for Canada Post which could result in CUPW losses in enforced binding arbitration (This has happened before and could happen again.)
* This is not a time for members to have expectations of large painless gains.

The easy strike decision in June now requires a tough strike decision under September conditions. Unfortunately, the ratification vote only touched on the above issues.

I definitely support a "no strike position" at this time. Of course, there are others who support "a strike position", but that position isn't well defined yet. Perhaps, many want to follow brother, Killy and sister, Kolompar to union martyrdom, but I doubt that.

Only a debate could clarify the strategies and tactics of each side. Then the majority could judge what the gains or losses could be and vote accordingly.

Posted by qualteam at 5:23 PM EDT
Updated: Friday, 19 September 2003 5:32 PM EDT
Thursday, 18 September 2003
Inspirational Thoughts Of The Week
A friend of mine sent this different thoughtful prayer to me today. Hope you get something out of it. I did.

Heavenly Father, Help us remember that the
jerk who cut us off in traffic last night is a
single mother who worked nine hours that
day and is rushing home to cook dinner,
help with homework, do the laundry and
spend a few precious moments with her

Help us to remember that the pierced,
tattooed, disinterested young man who can't
make change correctly is a worried 19-year-old college student, balancing his apprehension over final exams with his fear of not getting his student loans for next semester.

Remind us, Lord, that the scary looking
bum, begging for money in the same spot
every day (who really ought to get a job)! Is
a slave to addictions that we can only
imagine in our worst nightmares?

Help us to remember that the old couple
walking annoyingly slow through the store
aisles and blocking our shopping progress
are savoring this moment, knowing that,
based on the biopsy report she got back
last week, this will be the last year that they
go shopping together.

Heavenly Father, remind us each day that,
of all the gifts you give us, the greatest gift
is love. It is not enough to share that love
with those we hold dear.
Open our hearts not to just those who are
close to us, but to all humanity. Let us be
slow to judge and quick to forgive, show
patience, empathy and love.

Posted by qualteam at 11:57 AM EDT
Updated: Thursday, 18 September 2003 11:59 AM EDT

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