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Posted: 19 March 2006 05:56 AM   [ Ignore ]
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I love this website and will tell my friends (I heard of it through the podcast last week even though no one seems to have taken up that discussion yet)

I am a college student atheistic humanist who believes in activism and getting involved

Finally there is a organization to join and help out, although there isnt one at my school yet

I will try to start one

Anyone else from Canada?  Toronto area specifically?

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Posted: 19 March 2006 05:56 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 1 ]
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new humanist in Canada

I love this website and will tell my friends (I heard of it through the podcast last week even though no one seems to have taken up that discussion yet)

I am a college student atheistic humanist who believes in activism and getting involved

Finally there is a organization to join and help out, although there isnt one at my school yet

I will try to start one

Anyone else from Canada?  Toronto area specifically?

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Posted: 19 March 2006 11:40 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 2 ]
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Hi!

Not from Toronto, but I love it there.  I stayed with a tattoo artist by a big sanitarium.  Walked all over and ate great food.  Can’t wait to visit again!

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Posted: 22 March 2006 10:39 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 3 ]
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Welcome!

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Posted: 24 March 2006 07:46 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 4 ]
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Re: new humanist in Canada

[quote author=“skeptic_boi”]I love this website and will tell my friends ...

Anyone else from Canada?  Toronto area specifically?

skeptic_boi,
Welcome to the site.
I visited Canada a few times when I lived in Vermont.  Now I am at the other end or the country. 

Enjoy.

Elder Norm

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Posted: 31 March 2006 10:41 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 5 ]
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Is it cold up there.

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Posted: 18 July 2006 12:02 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 6 ]
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Hi,

I know this thread has been dead for awhile, but I just joined the site today, so now I’ll answer!

I’m from Toronto and I help run an active secular group called the Toronto Secular Alliance (http://www.secularalliance.ca). We are mainly student run, doing stuff around U of T and beyond. We also just recently opened up the Secular Freethought Centre - a community centre for atheists, humanists and all of us fun people! We always welcome new visitors. We are at 216 Beverley (just south of College and St. George)

And if you were in Canada today, you sure wouldn’t think it was cold. Over 40 degrees in the shade and smog alerts everywhere…not a great day to be a field archaeologist.

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Posted: 20 July 2006 03:07 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 7 ]
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HI Jennie and Skeptic_Boi,
Good to have you both, BTW Jennie 40 degrees is really really cold to me, I live in the Florida Keys.
Jim

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Posted: 20 July 2006 06:08 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 8 ]
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People from Southern Florida think that 70 degrees is really cold!!!

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Posted: 20 July 2006 03:42 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 9 ]
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Umm, we might be getting our temp systems mixed up. We’re metric people! My 40 degrees is equivalent to 100 degrees out there. Defintely hot enough for me.

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Posted: 21 July 2006 03:18 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 10 ]
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right! Celsius, sensible, like the rest of the world.

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Posted: 21 July 2006 04:06 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 11 ]
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Sorry It’s hard for an old dog to learn new tricks, Just when I was getting used to kilos and kilometers someone pops Celsius on me. And then, darn thing seems to have a geometric relationship to Fahrenheit that I can’t figure for the life of me? Without a cheat sheet that is.
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Posted: 21 July 2006 11:45 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 12 ]
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I actually grew up with both systems, so I as a child I used them interchangably. This got confusing at times because when it was cold, it was “below zero” and when it was hot, it was “over a hundred.” Now that I work outside all day, I listen to the heat reports every morning, so I’m more or less completely in celsius now.

I am completely hopeless with miles and I don’t even have a vague idea about yards.

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Posted: 22 July 2006 02:43 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 13 ]
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[quote author=“Jennie”]I am completely hopeless with miles and I don’t even have a vague idea about yards.

Just as well ... the metric system is much more ‘scientific’ in the sense of being easier to calculate with. Fact is that the US is way behind the times on this one.

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Posted: 25 July 2006 01:38 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 14 ]
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Note to Jimmie:  C equals 5/9(F-32) and F equals 9/5C plus 32

Note to Jennie - Meters (aka metres) are about 1.1 yds and yards are about .9M.  Km is about .6mi

Anyway, just want to say “hi” to everybody, so for now I’ll just borrow skeptic’s thread. Maybe I’ll start my own introduction later.

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Posted: 25 July 2006 01:52 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 15 ]
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BigBillK, take a look at the thread An Atheist President in 2008 in Politics and Social Issues and the thread “Marketing Our Philosophy to the Youth of America” in Religion and Secularism which really should be renamed “Home Schooling” - thanks for the conversion factors. Now I know why I can’t ever remember the Fahrenheit to Celsius one
Jim

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