Thursday, July 12, 2012 8:40:23 AM
@5cats: No, mennonites didn't protest, scientists did. I`m frustrated that they even had to, because with all the specific cuts to environmental programs and institutes it`s blatantly clear they`re willing to trade our environment for the sake of business.
Wednesday, July 11, 2012 10:12:08 PM
vv K, all is good! Mennonites protested science in Ontario??? Weirdness! Not that I doubt you but is there a link? Now I'm all curious!
The history lesson of the day: Mennonites were asked by the Tsar in the 1800`s to move from Germany to Ukraine because they were EXCELLENT farmers and peaceful too! They were promised many things, including NO military service and keeping their German language. Things started to get ugly in the 1890`s (apx) when it looked like the Tsar was trying to change the deal. At the same time Canada began to actively advertise in Europe for people to move to Saskachewan Territory. So lots of Mennonites, Hudderites and other Germans, Ukranians and Poles moved to Manitoba, Sask, The Dakotas and other remote places.
Wednesday, July 11, 2012 1:50:30 PM
@5cats: That link didn't say anything about mennonites so I hadn`t paid it much mind as it seemed to be affecting more than just your particular group. That doesn`t justify any insincerity on my part, I`ll chalk it up to frustrations concerning the science protest in Ottawa. Inexcusable in any event, my apologies.
Wednesday, July 11, 2012 1:39:06 PM
I didn't say in my list that any of those things are exclusive to rich or poor people, So @patchy? Why list them at all? It leaves the door open to misunderstanding while serving no real purpose. Eh?
You DID check out the Holodomor Link from before? Yes? Suggesting that my ancestors "just ran away" is like saying the Jews "deserved to burn" in those ovens. While we may have escaped before the Tsar was mean to us, many didn`t make it out and went on to suffer under the Tsar, Lenin and most especially Stalin. FYI: I`m really not happy about that comment.
Wednesday, July 11, 2012 12:29:08 PM
That being said I don't classify all mennonites in that respect, one of my best friends is a mennonite, although not from the traditional stock. So I`ll see your punch and raise you a kick in the junk.