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Saturday, 12 August 2006
What I Would Do With 42 Million?
Mood:  vegas lucky

That's the amount Lotto 649 is tonight. The second largest lottery prize in Canadian history. 

Being a screenwriter, I would probably use half of it to make movies. With the rest, I would give 10 million to our families and relatives because Irene and I have large extended families.

I would set aside one million to invest in blue chip stocks and bonds. The rest would be given away to various Canadian charities to help feed and educate poor people in Canada and the Third World.

Obviously, when our movies are commerically successful, We'll be able to help out many worthy causes in different countries.

As far as luxuries are concerned, we wouldn't have many, a trip to Arizona every now and then. Maybe, a trip to Australia(My wife's favourite destination).

It's very hot in the Greater Toronto Area during the summer. We would probably buy a nice place near Spaniard's Bay, Newfoundland and cool off during the summer months. 

What would you do with 42 million? Gambling is big in Ontario. Why not make a donation?

Posted by qualteam at 6:40 PM EDT
Updated: Saturday, 12 August 2006 6:44 PM EDT
Friday, 11 August 2006
Getting Around Hotel California's Theme Parks Is Now Easier
Mood:  spacey

In Cartoon World, humans interact with Toons and vice-versa. This is two-dimensional reality at its best. Spiritual journeys can be be arranged to find one's personal cartoonist.

Cartoon World is found at

In Area 53, you definitely will meet aliens of one kind or another. Be prepared for anything and enter at your own risk.

Area 53 is linked to

If you like a game of golf with a differance, why not play with "things that go bump in the night." on the "Hotel California Golf Course"? Please be warned, not for those with a heart condition.

Take a preview of the course at

Posted by qualteam at 11:47 PM EDT
Thursday, 10 August 2006
The Hunt For Terrorists Continues

To the police forces in Canada and England, well done on preventing tragedy in the skies and on earth.

I believe that praying Christians around the world helped out on these busts. "Whatever is bound on Earth is bound in Heaven." The spiritual police force never sleeps.   (Terrorist Busts In Canada) Long Arm Of The Law In London)

Posted by qualteam at 10:43 PM EDT
Updated: Thursday, 10 August 2006 10:49 PM EDT
Wednesday, 9 August 2006
Top Ten Ways To Mutate Into a Superior Human Being
Mood:  spacey

1. Study spiritual materials which expand your mind and consciousness. 2. Exercise your mind by solving complex puzzles and/or playing complicated games like chess. 3. Listen to music which makes you feel young and energetic. 4. Develop empathy for strangers. 5. Envision the world of tomorrow and tell others about it. 6. Do something each day to make the world a better place to live in. 7. Exercise each day with intensity. 8. Develop a game plan for your life and work towards attainable long range goals. 9. Eat foods and/or take supplements that are rich in vitamins and minerals. 10. Defeat the negativism in life by being true to yourself and your goals.

Some look at life and ask why. I look at life and ask why not? The improbable we do now. The impossible takes a little while longer. Reality is more than one perceives through a human body. Every action, every word, every thought can influence something or someone, negatively or positively. (Human Mutants)

Posted by qualteam at 10:02 PM EDT
Updated: Wednesday, 9 August 2006 10:04 PM EDT
Tuesday, 8 August 2006
The Complete Internet Experience

Recently, I bought an external storage drive from "Best Buy" for $116 Canada, I got a "G Drive" with 160 gigs of storage space. With my webpages, blog pages, pictures and songs, etc. I think I've used over 50 gigs already.

Gosh golly, my brain doesn't have 50 gigs of memory.

So I'm saving all of this stuff for posterity and future generations. I'll probably come back later in a space ship and pick up these "backups" for a few laughs with my alien buddies.

The internet is now over 15 years old. Our minds are expanding at an incredible rate. Are you ready to mutate into something awesome? (Tom Berners-Lee Latest Projects) (The Backup Memory Guys)Cool

Posted by qualteam at 11:07 PM EDT
Sunday, 6 August 2006
Biography Of The Week

This goes to Cathy Jones of St. John's Newfoundland who has worked in comedy troupes such as "Codco" from 1973 to 1991. She's now in her 13th season on "This Hour Has 22 Minutes", a comedy spoof of things Canadian. It continues on CBC televison.

Cathy can create and impersonate characters of both sexes. She started out with Newfoundland stereotypes, but has progressed to funny take-offs of both Americans and Canadians.

In her TV biography, she came across as a caring/funloving mother and friend. She has no pretentions about herself and is still looking to do her best work.

She may not be famous outside of Canada, but she's left her mark on audiences from sea to sea. (Who Is Cathy Jones?) (The Funny Side Of Canada and political people) (Cod On A Stick)Laughing

Posted by qualteam at 10:45 PM EDT
Updated: Sunday, 6 August 2006 11:01 PM EDT
Saturday, 5 August 2006
Where Do Souls Go When Their Bodies Die?

To a certain degree, I answered that question while writing the screenplay for Hotel California.

In the past, various prophets and writers had visions of Heaven, Hell, Purgatory, and points in between. 

To me,  the above were long term destinations for spirits. However, I was interested in short term holding areas. Something along the line of a "Grand Hotel for Ghosts" or a "Grand Central Station For Souls".

There were also questions about memory loss and identity loss between lives.

Basically, I just "asked and knocked" as suggested in Christ's Beatitudes in the Bible.

We all have a spiritual journey to complete in life. Hopefully, this material helps you with yours. (At first, we see through a glass darkly, then face to face)

Posted by qualteam at 3:41 PM EDT
Updated: Sunday, 6 August 2006 10:58 PM EDT
Friday, 4 August 2006
My Top Ten Songs Of All Time
Mood:  a-ok

I have approximately 1700 songs in my collection. My favourites are high energy rock/romantic tunes that move me in special ways. The time span runs from the 1950s to the 1980s. Every song is dramatically different from the other. Here they are:

1. Dream Lover(Bobby Darin) 2. Runaway(Del Shannon) 3. Roll Over Beethoven(The Beatles) 4. The Wanderer(Dion) 5. All Shook Up(Elvis Presley) 6. Bless You(Tony Orlando) 7. Cracklin' Rose(Neil Diamond) 8. Chick A Boom(Daddy Dew Drop) 9. Bad To The Bone(George Thoroughgood)10. That's Where The Music Takes Me(Neil Sedaka) (The Runaway Story) (Bobby Darin) (The World Of Elvis) (The 50s and 60s Come Alive) (My Bones Are Rockin')Cool

May your special music contain wonderful memories for you.

Posted by qualteam at 11:18 PM EDT
Updated: Friday, 4 August 2006 11:25 PM EDT
Thursday, 3 August 2006
The Weather Changes In Brampton
Mood:  happy

Over the last week, temperatures have reached 36C with a humidex of 47C. These conditions have made it unpleasant and dangerous  to work and play outdoors. 

However, like everything in this world, the weather changes. Last night , we were hit with rain and thunderstorms that caused 100,000 Ontarians to lose power in their homes. Today, there was more precipitation with a temperature of 24C.

We prayed for rain and lower temperatures. Our prayers were answered.

However, the weather is a lot easier to change than the human heart. Hopefully, men of goodwill will meet and change the direction of the conflict in Lebanon.

There are spiritual stewards who help change things for the better. Sometimes, it takes a little longer to produce results with human beings. (The 14 Day Trend In The Mississauga/Brampton Area)

Posted by qualteam at 10:34 PM EDT
Tuesday, 1 August 2006
An M.P. In Canada Writes About The War In Lebanon
Mood:  sad

Since Paul Martin(ex-Canadian PM)resigned as leader, there has come forward 10 candidates to replace him and perhaps become the next Canadian Prime Minister. One of the front runners had some interesting things to say about the Lebanon situation. His name is Michael Ignatieff and I liked what it is he had to say. He seems to be intelligent and well educated.

"For weeks now, Canadians have watched as innocent civilians on all sides have been killed in Lebanon, Israel and the Palestinian territories.

For Lebanese Canadians whose families have been fleeing the violence and for Jewish Canadians whose relatives may be hiding in bunkers, emotions are very raw. None of us can pretend the conflict is happening to someone else, far away. In a real sense, it is happening to Canadians. The conflict is sowing discord among us at a time when we should be standing together.

Canada can play a significant role in reducing the suffering, but first we need to agree together why this terrible conflict is so dangerous.

Hezbollah's strategy is to lure Israel into an escalation of violence that will radicalize the Arab world and cause Israel to lose its remaining international support. The terrible tragedy in Qana, which claimed more than 50 lives, is thus a victory for Hezbollah. But that is not all. Hezbollah then hopes to draw Israel into a wider conflict that would result in its ultimate destruction. In this terrible struggle, Israel cannot win, Hezbollah cannot lose and Lebanon perishes. Israel must not play Hezbollah's game. It must defend itself, but to persist in its military campaign would only give Hezbollah what it wants: continuing carnage in Lebanon and weakening world support for Israel. Canada should be saying to Israel that there are no further military options in Lebanon that do not risk destroying Lebanon and ultimately endangering its own security.

If Israel persists, there is a danger that it will lose control of the situation. Hezbollah cannot be wiped out militarily. They have support among Lebanese Shiites, because they provide social welfare and have the blessing of the mullahs. They also have political power, having won parliamentary seats in free elections. Further military action by Israel may only strengthen Hezbollah's political power in Lebanon.

Hezbollah's backers -- Iran and Syria -- are providing it with advanced military equipment. If Iran flashes a green light, Hezbollah could launch long-range, heavy payload weapons on Tel Aviv and Jerusalem. Israel has warned Iran that, if it encourages Hezbollah to escalate, what happened to Beirut will happen to Tehran. But Israel cannot be sure that Tehran will get the message. If anyone miscalculates, the struggle risks turning into a full-scale conflict between states with unforeseeable, yet devastating, consequences.

Who can stop this struggle before it gets out of control? In the 1990s, the Clinton administration managed to keep all parties focused on a peace process leading to a two-state solution of the Israeli-Palestinian conflict. Such a solution remains the only long-term hope for peace.

The Bush administration has done little or nothing to keep the parties focused on peace, and it is bogged down in a grinding insurgency in Iraq. Worse still, the U.S. administration has still not called for an immediate ceasefire.

The Harper government's response has been inadequate. It has failed to address the damage that the conflict is doing to relations between communities in Canada; it has failed to grasp just how serious the situation could become; and it has failed to stake out the positive role that Canada could play in defusing the crisis.

It's time for Canada to do its part in stopping this march to the abyss.

It should call for an immediate ceasefire, authorized by the United Nations Security Council. It should line up with the Europeans and moderate Arab states issuing the same call. Under such a ceasefire deal, Israeli forces would withdraw, aerial bombardment would cease, and Hezbollah would stop rocket attacks and incursions into Israeli territory. Once a ceasefire has taken hold, Canada should propose the deployment of an international naval, air and land force to prevent the movement of missiles and other military technology into Lebanon. These weapons come by land through Syria and by sea through the Mediterranean. Such a force should be deployed at all Lebanese ports and land borders. An additional naval force should patrol Lebanese waters. The force should be authorized by the Security Council to seize any weapons destined for Hezbollah or any non-state actor in the region.

Such a force would not engage in direct confrontation with Hezbollah or with the Israelis, but patrol a buffer zone between them. Canada's commitments in Afghanistan preclude sending ground troops on this mission, but Canada could participate in the naval interdiction effort in the Mediterranean. Canada's navy has already played this role in the Persian Gulf and would be well-equipped to do so again.

The goal here is limited but vital: to create demilitarized zones between combatants and to bar the entry of the advanced weaponry that risks widening the local conflict into a regional conflagration.

Once a ceasefire is in place, and the interdiction force deployed, Canada could form a "friends of Lebanon" club, a group of states to work with the Lebanese government to reconstruct the country's shattered infrastructure. Germany played this role after the Afghanistan war of 2001, and Canada could play the same role in Lebanon.

We are a country of peace-makers, especially because we are also a country of immigrants, many of whom have come to Canada to escape the horrors of conflict. As a nation of immigrants from the zones of war, we have a special vocation for peace, and it is by exercising this vocation that we maintain our unity as a people.

We have a voice that other countries listen to. Let us use it."

Michael Ignatieff is the MP for Toronto's Etobicoke-Lakeshore riding and a candidate for the leadership of the Liberal Party of Canada.,_2006 (The Liberal Leadership Race)

Posted by qualteam at 9:40 PM EDT

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