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Tuesday, 12 April 2005
"Some Day The Hurting Will End"
These were memorable words by the late Terry Fox who was lost his fight to cancer somewhere in Northern Ontario.

He was the first person to attempt a cross country walk for a cause(raising money for cancer research)in Canada.

Too many, he's Canada's greatest Canadian because he taught us to continue towards our goals no matter what the obstacles.

Terry's "Marathon Of Hope" started in Newfoundland when he dipped his artificial leg into the Alantic Ocean, 25 years ago this day.
We Will Always Remember You And Your Cause Terry

Posted by qualteam at 9:29 PM EDT
Updated: Tuesday, 12 April 2005 10:57 PM EDT
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Sunday, 10 April 2005
It's Been A Tough Few Days At Work(Canada Post Office)
A union rep told us last week that management wouldn't be using any more casuals(temporary workers)instead fulltime staff in our section. Supposedly, the staffing problem had been resolved.

Well, what do you know? The place has been flooded by casuals every day since then. Bottom line, the staffing problem hasn't been solved.

Fulltime jobs are still be done by temps. This is hard to stomach. The volumes of mail has increased dramatically in our section over the last year, but there's been problems in handling it with our present staffing level.

This should translate into more fulltime fulltime jobs on our day staff, but it hasn't. I've been working with the local CUPW president on this situation. Where's the common sense in all of this? I don't see it.

Posted by qualteam at 9:49 PM EDT
Updated: Sunday, 10 April 2005 9:53 PM EDT
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Wednesday, 6 April 2005
The LAN Of Jesus Christ
Biblically, this is "The Mind Of Christ." In the 21st century, this would be similiar to a "Local Area Computer Network."

If one had an internet that is connected to a divine mind, it could also be called "A Mind Of Christ". Theoretically, one could perceive all the experiences of the Christian believers over the last 2000 years.

Jesus said, "I am the vine and you are the branches."

In the 20th/21st century, artists and sci/fi writers have had visions of other worlds like never before.

First contact with "The Universal Brotherhood of Spirits" is closer than we think.

Another Interpretation Of The Mind Of Christ

Posted by qualteam at 10:48 PM EDT
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Tuesday, 5 April 2005
The Catholic Church And The New Pope Face 21st Century Challenges
While John Paul had many successes in his papacy, it can't be ignored that Roman Catholics are at a crossroads in their existence.

Over 60% of Catholics come from poorer countries where aids and poverty are epidemic. Only 7% of the U.S. are Catholic and Europe comes in at a disappointing 25%.

An editoral in the Toronto Star summed it up this way:

"There is pressure to come to a new consensus on matters of "Church governance," including addressing the shortage of priests, reconsidering celibacy rules for clergy, expanding the role of women.

Catholics must address regional issues such as the Church's dwindling appeal in North America and Europe, the rapid growth of a conservative Church in Africa and Asia, and the attraction of Christian evangelicals in traditionally Catholic Latin America.

There are delicate interfaith issues to consider, including Christian unity and Christian-Muslim relations, which are strained in some regions.

Finally, Catholics cannot avoid challenging moral issues including the growing north-south divide, biotechnology advances, homosexuality, birth control and the use of condoms to control disease."

The visible and non-visible Church of Christ must continue to work together to improve the lot of every man, woman and child on this planet.

Spiritual stewardship continues even after death. "As it was in the beginning, is now and ever more shall be world without end."
Pope John Paul's Legacy

Posted by qualteam at 11:41 PM EDT
Updated: Tuesday, 5 April 2005 11:53 PM EDT
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Monday, 4 April 2005
Jesus Worked Within John Paul 2
I'm not a Roman Catholic, but it appears that John Paul 11 was used by Christ to effect changes in conditions on planet earth. A short list is presented below:
1. The fall of Communism
2. Forgiveness of the RC Church for its anti-Semitism in the past
3. Forgiveness of the RC Church for its sexual crimes against children
4. The example of a suffering servant and spiritual being who still cares for humanity, irregardless of race or religion.
5. And most important, Jesus's spiritual outreach through the Pope to peoples of different faiths.

This isn't dogma lifted from a 2000-year historical document. It's an encounter with the living Jesus of the 20 and 21st century.

The Roman Catholic Church has many flaws, just like any other man-made institution.

Jesus will communicate his messages through anyone he wants including non-Christians and sci/fi writers.

We definitely have entered a new age and a new millennium for the Christian Church and all of humanity.
What are your views on this subject?

Posted by qualteam at 1:17 PM EDT
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Sunday, 3 April 2005
Time For A More Progressive Catholic Church
Mood:  bright
Will the next pope move the Roman Catholic church into the 21st century? Will the church become more progressive on issues like female priests, married priests, and contraception?

I'm not expecting Catholic clergy to endorse gay marriage, but progress in other important areas would be welcome.

Catholics Talk About Their Church And The Pope

Posted by qualteam at 10:29 PM EDT
Updated: Sunday, 3 April 2005 10:38 PM EDT
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Saturday, 2 April 2005
Remembering Karol Wojtyla(John Paul 2)
I'm not a Roman Catholic, but I remember John Paul with some fondness. I admired the way that he fought against Communism in his native country Poland.

While he may have not dismantled the Soviet Union personally, he had a hand in setting the Poles and others on the road to democracy.

My most touching memory of him was during "The Youth Days 2002" in Toronto. Obviously weakened by different physical conditions, he plugged on and asked forgiveness for the sexual sins of some priests in the church.

In over 100 visits to many countries, he tried to build bridges between different nationalities and faiths.

I believe that he succeeded as Pope and Jesus promoted him to a better job.
Memories Of John Paul In Toronto

Posted by qualteam at 9:45 PM EST
Updated: Saturday, 2 April 2005 10:00 PM EST
Friday, 1 April 2005
Yahoo Baby, Happy April Fool's Day
Mood:  down
Cowboys think that a good ride should last only eight seconds. What do you think?

Posted by qualteam at 10:20 PM EST
Wednesday, 30 March 2005
The Top Ten Embarrassing Ways To Die
10)In your sleep, wearing your superman jammies.

9)A paper cut in a very sensitive place.

8)Getting hit by a car...while streaking on the freeway.

7)Heart attack while line dancing.

6)During sex...with a farm animal.

5)Getting hit by a car..while wearing your "Michael Jackson" Halloween costume.

4)Heart attack while simulating the move and wearing the clothes that your favorite professional wrestler did.

3)In your sleep, in your favorite chair with a Pee Wee Herman movie in the VCR.

2)At your computer while visiting a webpage other than THE BARRON BLOG!

1)In a fire, caused by a shortage in "The Clapper"

Posted by qualteam at 9:59 PM EST
Tuesday, 29 March 2005
I Think Therefore I Organize My Thoughts
I feel like the old bird in the cartoon "Shoe" that can't find his desk because of the clutter on it.

My problem is that too many things are filed under "Miscellaneous". Any of my filing lookups can become a journey into the unknown.

I've been working hard over the last fews days to correct this "Administration Maze Game". With any degree of intelligence, out of chaos will come some kind of order.
A Really "Big Shoe"

Posted by qualteam at 10:46 PM EST
Updated: Tuesday, 29 March 2005 10:51 PM EST

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