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December 04, 2008
  Gingers getting kicked - why do people take jokes so seriously?PDF files may take a moment to load

Our generation is slowly becoming more and more sensitive about each other's feelings. In our day and age, political correctness is a must to avoid offending anyone. We have established laws to protect each other from the lethal smoke of cigarettes, enforced helmets and vast arrays of safety gear on most vehicles and have laws in effect to prevent unnecessary profanity.

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December 04, 2008
  Online doctor visits: what webcams should not doPDF files may take a moment to load

Remember the last time you went to the doctor's office? Perhaps for another one of those routinely intrusive check-ups or for a diagnosis of some curious illness that had set up camp in your immune system? As you sat in the waiting room, you may have thought to yourself, with society's growing need for speed and technology's rising influence, why hasn't something as simple as a doctor's appointment adopted some of these efficiencies?

December 04, 2008
  Holidays without the holy, but with winePDF files may take a moment to load

My extended family has the bad habit of praying before holiday meals begin. I say bad because I find it an effective way of cooling food and little else. Also, they never consider it necessary for other meals. They don't go to church. No deity is invoked the rest of the year. Like many others that find Pascal's Wager so enticing, the holiday prayer almost begins with, "it can't possibly hurt..."

December 04, 2008
  A crisis of consumerismPDF files may take a moment to load

Black Friday, the Friday after American Thanksgiving, is annually one of the busiest retail days of the year. Kicking off the Christmas shopping season, the idea behind the name is that it is supposedly the day in which all American businesses magically happen to begin turning a profit-- out of the red and into the black.

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December 04, 2008
  The new Canadian theocracyPDF files may take a moment to load

Given all the attention directed towards the Conservatives' governing crisis in the last few days, it's hard to fathom how no commentator has yet grasped the True meaning of the issue.

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December 04, 2008
  Concerning the coalitionPDF files may take a moment to load

It tends to take a lot to get Canadians really riled up over politics. The actions of the Liberals and the NDP over the last week, however, have Canadians calling for blood. Some respectable political commentators are even referring to the proposed coalition as a coup d'etat. The Liberals, the socialists and the separatists are perceived to be hijacking our democracy. Of course perception is rarely based in reality.

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December 04, 2008
  Carleton University students face recoil after dismissing cystic fibrosis as not PDF files may take a moment to load

Canadian eyes have turned to Carleton University where, early last week, the Student Association voted to drop a cystic fibrosis charity as their annual Shinearama charity beneficiary. The Carleton University Student Association supported a motion that claimed cystic fibrosis is not "inclusive" enough because it "has been recently revealed to only affect white people and primarily men."

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December 04, 2008
  Considering political correctness: Queen's and the collapse of clear thinkingPDF files may take a moment to load

While the University of Calgary has been grappling with the incredible test of free speech posed by Campus Pro-Life, Queen's University has been busy committing much more egregious offences in the name of political correctness. Queen's has decided to hire and train six students as conversation facilitators to wander around residence and listen in on conversations to ensure political correctness.

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December 04, 2008
  Letter: Walking safePDF files may take a moment to load

Editor, the Gauntlet,

Hello U of C!

I'd like to let you know about a significant change to Safewalk this year-- we're walking off campus for the first time since our program's inception in 1995! This is a big step for our organization and we're pleased to be able to provide the service to our U of C community.

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