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Scripturient: Blog & Commentary: Musical Sources

Posted April 18, 2015 by Ian Chadwick

Trying learn a song from an old songbook or sheet music can be difficult unless you already know how the song goes. Many of our group are introduced to the music in our songbook only through my version when I play in at our meetings. And, I admit, my version may not always reflect the original […]

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Scripturient: Blog & Commentary: Defining Classical Music

Posted April 18, 2015 by Ian Chadwick

I listen to classical music a lot, even more than before since the arrival of the new classical FM station in Collingwood. But while my listening at home is through a selected collection of CDs, the content played on radio – internet radio included – is more eclectic. Airplay often includes soundtracks, music from musicals, even […]

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Dead Wild Roses: How Equal Do We Want the World? – Dan Ariely

Posted April 18, 2015 by Anonymous

More than you’d think really. Human beings seem to intrinsically value fairness and equality and yet, as of today have constructed societies based on moving as far away as possible from any sort of equitable norm.

Take note of the piece on John Rawls and how using the Veil of Ignorance idea as a cognitive filter for making decisions. I think it is a great idea adding to the list of processes one should go through in making tough decisions in the personal, moral and political sphere.

Filed under: Culture, Education, Ethics Tagged: Dan Ariely, (Read more…)

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Six Overlooked Gems from the Future of World Religions Report

Posted April 17, 2015 by Anonymous

The Leftovers: Hot HBO Drama or Hot New Religious Trend?

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Ask a Muslim: No, Dear Reader, Sex-Obsession Isn’t Confined to Muslim Nations

Posted April 17, 2015 by Haroon Moghul

Please discuss some of the problematic aspects of the Koran, and of Islam.

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Daily Headlines: News From the Internet for April 17, 2015

Posted April 17, 2015 by Jack Landau

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Premier moves Tory’s SmartTrack a little further down the line; Time for Gardiner to fall and Toronto to rise; Raccoon defies gravity, then thinks better of it; and more news…

Raccoon defies gravity, then thinks better of it (Toronto Star)

Fragile pillar of downtown Toronto history being worn down (Metro News)

Premier moves Tory’s SmartTrack a little further down the line (Toronto Star)

Time for Gardiner to fall and Toronto to rise: Hume (Toronto Star)

Pledge of 15-minute commuter rail service for Toronto region faces early friction (Globe and Mail)

Stouffville, Kitchener GO lines on track for electrification (Metro News)

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Throwback Thursday: The Hudson at King and Spadina

Posted April 16, 2015 by Jack Landau

UrbanThe ongoing intensification of Toronto’s Entertainment District has brought countless new residents and businesses to the area, filling in several gaps in the urban fabric in the process. Going back ten years, the Entertainment District was still …

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Daily Headlines: News From the Internet for April 16, 2015

Posted April 16, 2015 by Jack Landau

Urban

Robarts Library Is Getting a Giant New Pavillion; Hybrid, rebuild options on the table for eastern Gardiner; City staff propose loosening food-truck bylaws again; and more news…

Hybrid, rebuild options on the table for eastern Gardiner (Globe and Mail)

City staff propose loosening food-truck bylaws again (Toronto Star)

GO Transit gets ‘proactive’ about drinking on trains and buses (Metro News)

Let’s build a Gardiner for the people: Keenan (Toronto Star)

Preserving Gardiner Expressway would cost $919M: report (National Post)

Robarts Library Is Getting a Giant New Pavillion (Torontoist)

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Conservative Evangelicalism’s Gender Role Rift: Whither Women?

Posted April 14, 2015 by Anonymous

While most observers wait for evangelicals to shift on marriage, the more salient debates taking place within conservative Protestantism concern women’s roles in church, family, and society. Polling data…

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Hagee’s New Film Uses Jews and Science to Prove Christian, Pro-US God

Posted April 13, 2015 by Michael Schulson

FBM treats Jews in much the same way that it treats the moon: as something distant, abstract, and faintly inscrutable, that can be used to confirm a fragile thesis.

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Christianity

3 Takeaways from #Easter2015

Posted April 6, 2015 by Michael Schulson

Easter is the most Rocky-like story in the Christian canon. There’s blood, a…

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Books

What To See At INSPIRE! Toronto International Book Fair

Posted November 12, 2014 by Jennifer

Toronto-area book lovers are looking forward to a new and exciting event this weekend. INSPIRE! Toronto International Book Fair is Canada’s book exposition for all things print and digital, launching this weekend, November 13 to 16, 2014. From literature to […]

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Exclusive photo’s of Jian Ghomeshi on a date!

Posted October 31, 2014 by Allan W Janssen

Dear Readers: Once again, ya saw it here first! After a great amount of trouble and expense, the Perspective Naked News staff , a branch of the Perspective Research Department, has managed to obtain this clip of Jian Ghomeshi on a recent date with one of the women now accusing him of assault. As you […]

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DAILY VICE: DAILY VICE, April 13 – Peru’s Drug War, Bombing Islamic State Tech, Canadian Super Computer

Posted April 13, 2010 by Anonymous

Today’s video – Inside Peru’s drug war, Canada targets Islamic State tech facilities, and a Canadian super computer that could revolutionize pharmaceutical drug design.

Exclusive: Peru’s War on Cocaine – Part 1

ABOUT DAILY VIC…

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DAILY VICE, April 9 – Boko Haram, PKP and Mexican Booze

Posted April 9, 2010 by Anonymous

Today’s video – VICE News embeds with Nigeria’s military in the fight against Boko Haram, Pierre Karl Péladeau and his stance on immigration, and the best illegal Mexican booze.

Exclusive: “Tories, NDP, and the Greens on Bill C-51″

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DAILY VICE: DAILY VICE, April 8 – Iraq, Fracking, and Music Festivals

Posted April 8, 2010 by Anonymous

Today – Inside the battle for Tikrit, fracking in the Northwest Territories, and what your favourite music festival says about you.

Exclusive: “Justin Trudeau Talks Pot with Shane Smith”

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DAILY VICE: DAILY VICE, April 8 – Iraq, Fracking, and Music Festivals

Posted April 8, 2010 by Anonymous

Today – Inside the battle for Tikrit, fracking in the Northwest Territories, and what your favourite music festival says about you.

Exclusive: “Justin Trudeau Talks Pot with Shane Smith”

Browse the video archive

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DAILY VICE: DAILY VICE, April 7 – Shane Smith Interviews Justin Trudeau

Posted April 7, 2010 by Anonymous

Today – Shane Smith interviews Justin Trudeau, mental illness in prison, Canadian Arctic surveillance, and how your porn is watching you.

Exclusive: “Shane Smith Interviews Justin Trudeau”

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