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Pave paradise and put up a parking lot

June 26th, 2008 | Posted by Amy Boughner in Issues | Personal - (Comments Off on Pave paradise and put up a parking lot)

There are things that strike you in the oddest places. Something that I’ve been trouble with for a while is the fact that we live in a world where very few people seem to think about anything but themselves. We don’t care about changing our habits, we don’t care about the way we treat people …
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I have a lot of complaints about the media – though I will defend them to the day I die, for whatever reason. It is a very hard job to do and I respect most who devote their lives to information, but sometimes they report the story in a way that’s just not right and …
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I read the news today, oh boy…

March 20th, 2008 | Posted by Amy Boughner in Issues - (Comments Off on I read the news today, oh boy…)

A few things that caught my attention today: One of the pro-Tibet┬áprotesters on Parliament Hill this morning was being interviewed on CBC and was asked if they were calling for a boycott of the Olympics and he said that it’s not their place to call for a boycott – They’ll leave it up to the …
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Vocalize

March 9th, 2008 | Posted by Amy Boughner in Personal - (Comments Off on Vocalize)

I need to do something good. I need for what I do with my life, what I do with myself during the day to mean something beyond paying my rent and my debts. I want to help people. I want to make the world a better place for someone, and I’m not sure how to …
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Feminism:the doctrine advocating social, political, and all other rights of women equal to those of men.

March 9th, 2008 | Posted by Amy Boughner in Issues | Personal - (Comments Off on Feminism:the doctrine advocating social, political, and all other rights of women equal to those of men.)

For years I’ve read about the Bush government’s sneaky ways of cutting down women’s rights and wondered why no one was paying attention, other than the people at Marie Claire and Glamour. Now it’s happening here. Antonia says it best This is a very dangerous little bill that they’re trying to pass off as nothing …
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The canary

March 4th, 2008 | Posted by Amy Boughner in Issues | Personal - (Comments Off on The canary)

It’s finally warming up a bit here in Ottawa (probably just until the weekend, but it was nice to leave the house without my long-johns anyway). I’m curious to see how long it takes all this winter to melt once it really starts – We’ll probably be soggy until June. But I digress… I enjoy …
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Oh life

February 20th, 2008 | Posted by Amy Boughner in Issues | Personal - (Comments Off on Oh life)

I am a huge fan of Frank Warren’s PostSecret project. Every Sunday I go to the website and I read other people thoughts and sometimes I cry and sometimes I laugh and always, always I think about the world we live in and how connected we are to other people while being completely disconnected at …
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Sunday Bloody Sunday

February 10th, 2008 | Posted by Amy Boughner in Personal - (Comments Off on Sunday Bloody Sunday)

Today is one of those days that I’m angry and irrational and frustrated with everything. I’m pissed off about the way things stand right now. We’re living in boxes but we could be in Ottawa for another year. I may or may not have a job at the end of my contract – only two …
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Freaking Conservatives

February 8th, 2008 | Posted by Amy Boughner in Issues | Personal - (Comments Off on Freaking Conservatives)

As I sit at work all day and watch MPs accuse each other of being partisan – ‘Duh,’ I believe would be the word – I notice all the nuance that goes on in dealings on the Hill. The Conservatives terrify me, but mostly because they’re so freaking smart. These people know how to avoid …
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Blah, life.

February 6th, 2008 | Posted by Amy Boughner in Personal - (Comments Off on Blah, life.)

I have been looked for a job and interviewing for jobs almost constantly since March. Not to mention every summer since 2004 and for a whole year off and on before that. Essentially I have been looking for work since March 2003. Almost 5 years of trying to find a job that makes me happy, …
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