Monday, May 29, 2006

Williams Now Plays in the CFL

He violated the NFL's substance abuse policy for a fourth time to receive the one year ban.

The substance that he was tested postive?? No other than what the Great White North is famous for: Marijuana!!

Boy!! Did Williams pick the right country to play football in??

Too bad that he didn't sign with the Lions. However, there should be at least one game this season that the Argos will play at the B.C. Place Stadium..........

Saturday, May 27, 2006

Things will Be Very Slow on This Blog!!

I will not be doing much blogging, unless I see something really interesting. Why?? Thanks to the MA Project. That thing is progressing in full force right now.

Thursday, May 11, 2006

Why Use the Word "Hybrid"??

This begs the question if it is appropriate to use the word "hybrid" on human???


Strange bear was grizzly-polar hybrid, tests show

The DNA of a bear shot in the Northwest Territories in April shows it was a hybrid of polar bear and grizzly — perhaps the first ever seen in the wild.

American hunter Jim Martell will be allowed to keep the pelt of the hybrid bear he shot on April 16. (Courtesy of Jim Martell)

Scientists with the territory's Department of Environment and Natural Resources compared the animal's genetic makeup with samples taken from polar bears in the area and with DNA previously collected from grizzly bears along the coast to the south.

They concluded that the bear shot by Jim Martell was indeed a rare hybrid of the two types of bear. Officials say it could be the first recorded polar-grizzly bear hybrid found in the wild.

Martell, a sport hunter from the United States, was on a guided hunt when he shot the bear on April 16 near Nelson Head on southern Banks Island.

Since it looked like a polar bear but had strange colouration, the hide was turned over to the Environment and Natural Resources department for testing.

It was considered nearly impossible for the two species to mate, since polar bears mate on the ice, while grizzlies mate on land.

'Some of the elders here in town say in the past there's been grizzly sightings but usually they fight.'-Hunting guide Roger Kuptana

"It's a total surprise," said Roger Kuptana, Martell's guide.

He said the relationship between polar and grizzly bears is usually more adversarial.

"Some of the elders here in town say in the past there's been grizzly sightings but usually they fight."

Additional analyses are underway to determine whether the mother was a grizzly bear or a polar bear and to determine the age of the bear.

Martell had a tag that allowed him to hunt polar bears, but conservation officers were threatening to charge him with shooting a grizzly. It could have landed him 12 months in jail.

Martel wasn't very happy, having spent $50,000 on his trip. He was also worried he wouldn't be able to take the hide back home with him to Idaho.

ENR will return the hide to Martell, who is already back in the territory – on a grizzly hunt.

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Sunday, May 07, 2006

Is This the Best that the NDP Can Do to Encourage People to Stay in Saskatchewan???

This is lame. So lame!! Would young people stay in Saskatchewan just because of this commercial?

More of them here.

.......and most of these "rants" are not true anyway (i.e. got a good job right away, Riders are going to win the Grey Cup....ok, that's a cheap shot.)

Oh yeah, the commercial reminds me of the "I am Canadian" beer commercial........

Friday, May 05, 2006

Fry is Ready to Get Fried!!

Hope that she does not count on support from Prince George.........that would not happen until hell freezes - or crosses start burning!!!